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and take lawrence expressway up to 280. might catch a break there. southbound at 101 at trimble there's a crash. back to you. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." >> we'll be back in half an hour. good morning. breaking news. an emirates airline jet cashes fire as it comes in for an emergency landing in dubai. 300 people on board all escape with their lives before that plane explodes into flames. an investigation into what oh happened now under way. cash deal? a new report this morning. the obama administration paid iran nearly half a billion dollars, just as four americans detained in tehran were released. was it all part of a secret negotiation? did the american government go against its own policy? this morning, how the white house is responding. office politics. donald trump and president obama take direct aim at each other's fitness for the oval office. this was trump last night. >> i think he's the worst
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president maybe in the history of our country. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit. >> the president earlier in the day with his harshest words yet. >> it has to be more than what you say this is not somebody i can support for president of the united states. >> as trump tries to dig out of yet another controversy over what he said about women and sexual harassment. and who will it be? it's one of the greatest honors given to an american athlete -- carrying the flag into the opening olympic ceremony. we know who it is, and we'll have the big reveal "today," wednesday, august 3rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today: countdown to rio," with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie, live from rockefeller plaza.
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good morning, everyone. welcome to another split edition of "today", wednesday morning, crunch time here in rio, the openings ceremony at the olympic games now just two days away. it is our third morning here on copacabana beach. a little bit cloudy today, but a lot going on, including the women's soccer team gets into action today. and how about that news -- we'll reveal who the u.s. flag bearer will be. always one of the biggest moments of the olympic games. what about the footage of that jetliner? that jetliner tops our news this morning. an emirates jet airliner catching fire while making an emergency landing in dubai. it happened this morning. straight to tamron with the very latest. what can you tell us? good morning. that plane, a boeing 777, was arriving in dubai from india. there were 300 passengers and crew on board. witnesses say the plane skidded as it hit the tarmac and burst into flames, coming to rest on its right wing with heavy smoke pouring out of one side. remarkably, no injuries have been reported and the airline says all passengers are safe.
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emirates airlines blaming this on a mechanical failure at this point, savannah. >> glad to hear everybody's okay. thank you very much. now we move to politics and the heated words in the race for the white house between the current president and the man who wants to replace him, donald trump. president obama labeling trump "woefully unprepared" for the oval office. nbc's hallie jackson has this covered for us in jacksonville, florida, for us this morning. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. yeah, that and so much more, as this morning we start with yet again a phrase we have heard in this campaign before -- nearly unprecedented. on the one hand, on the republican side, you have the top republican on the ticket refusing to endorse the top republican in congress, and for the democrats, president obama at the white house unleashing his harshest attack yet. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. >> reporter: president obama, like we've never heard him.
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>> the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job. mitt romney, john mccain were wrong on certain policy issues, but i never thought that they couldn't do the job. there has to come a point at which you say, somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. >> reporter: trump firing back tuesday night. >> i think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country. >> reporter: that back and forthcoming as the gop civil war seems to be back, too. paul ryan's office saying he never asked for donald trump's endorsement. trump stunningly not giving him one. "i'm not quite there yet," he tells "the washington post."
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if that sounds familiar, it should. >> i'm not there right now. >> reporter: it's what ryan said about trump back in may, stoking speculation now of possible payback after it took ryan weeks to endorse trump. ryan's office says he's confident, regardless, in a victory in his re-election bid tuesday. but the house speaker is not the only republican heavyweight trump's not sure he'll support. senator john mccain has his own tough fight coming up in arizona. >> i'm only thinking about it. i mean i've never been a big fan of john mccain and i just hate the way our veterans have been treated by john and other people. >> reporter: that coming just a day after mccain criticized trump for his comments about two gold star parents. khizr khan, the father of a fallen soldier, again taking aim overnight, this time for this moment at a virginia rally. >> he handed me his purple heart. i always wanted to get the
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purple heart. this was much easier. >> you know what you should have done? and listen to me, and i want his surrogates to listen to me. you should have pinned that back to that veteran's chest and should have hugged him and thanked him. >> reporter: no laughing matter, as the nominee saves his jokes for his rallies. interrupted by a crying baby -- >> don't worry about that baby. i love babies. actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out here. [ laughter ] >> reporter: democrats, crying foul. >> sometimes you wonder who the baby is. >> reporter: and it's not just questions of unity within the republican party with the "wall street journal" reporting this morning, former president george w. bush took aim at trump in a private fund-raiser hitting his isolationism. it's also the unity within trump's own campaign. our colleague at cnbc, john harwood, reporting that an ally of trump's top aide says staff is "suicidal." and now trump is pushing back hard on this, matt and savannah,
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tweeting today there's never been greater unity within his own team adding, "beat crooked h." >> all right, thank you. another issue that's surfaced in the presidential race, sexual harassment. this morning, both donald trump and his son, eric, are facing scrutiny for their comments referring to women who have been targeted in the workplace. nbc's katy tur is at trump tower following that story. katy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the campaign wants donald trump to focus on hillary clinton but his words on virtually everything else keep coming back to haunt him, including what he would tell a woman if she was sexually harassed. now the family, including ivanka, is trying to play clean-up. donald trump is fighting for the female vote. now dispatching daughter ivanka to make the hard sell. >> he's incorrectly portrayed often by the media. my father's incredibly warm and compassionate and loyal and funny. and anyone who knows him knows that to be true. i think that often is not portrayed.
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>> reporter: a new nbc news/survey monkey online poll shows trump is in trouble. his appeal to women, over half of the electorate, isn't improving. trump, in a hole and digging deeper, after defending former fox news executive roger ailes, accused of sexually harassing anchor gretchen carlson, and others. >> i can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, i know how much he's helped them. >> reporter: trump told usa "today," if daughter ivanka was sexually harassed, i would like to think she would find another career or find another company. when asked if the victim should leave, trump told "the washington post," if she was being harassed, would you want to say? on cbs, son eric trump tried to clarify. >> what he's saying is ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. she wouldn't allow herself to be objected to it. >> reporter: that prompted more backlash. "sigh" tweeted fox news anchor megyn kelly. "trust me, i'm strong," added
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carlson. jane harman spoke with msnbc's thomas roberts. >> well, as saying someone's a strong and powerful woman and she could walk away doesn't apply to most women in a workplace. >> reporter: in her book, "the trump card," ivanka wrote about the discomfort women can feel in the workplace admitting she overcompensated by covering up. "there was nothing about my appearance to suggest that i was a confident young woman," she wrote. last night, she told fox news she understands. >> i think harassment in general, regardless, sexual or otherwise, is totally inexcusable. if it transpires, it needs to be reported and it needs to be dealt with. >> reporter: but are ivanka's words enough to convince voters her dad gets it, too? even trump's strongest voting block, white men, is starting to crack. the campaign is long made them a priority but now signs that this growing list of controversies is starting to take its toll. savannah? >> katy tur, thank you.
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another major story this morning, a stunning new report tagged to january's release of americans who were detained in now there's word that the u.s. sent $400 million cash to iran on the same day those hostages were freed. nbc has more on this story this morning. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, new controversy over that iran deal struck earlier this year. the wall street journal reporting this morning that the u.s. made a secret air lift of cash into iran the weekend the deal was finalized. after decades of an mossty a nuclear deal and a hostage release on the same day. among those coming home washington post reporter jason raz kneean.
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what wasn't seen was an air lift of $400 million in cash to iran. the first installment of a settlement over a failed arms deal with the shaw of iran from 1979. president obama hailed the event as a break through. >> nuclear deal implemented. american families reunited. the third piece of this work that we got done this weekend involved the united states and iran resolving a financial dispute that dated back more than three decades. >> reporter: more criticism about the payment record in thely bills on an unmarked cargo plane and about the timing. a republican senator fiercely opposed to the iran nuclear deal accused the government of paying our hostages. the white house replying the negotiations were completely separate from the discussions about returning our american
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citizens home. there's still more to be paid from that settlement. $1.7 billion was the total settlement. meantime the u.s. is investigating the arrest of least two iranian americans in iran and donald trump already weighing in on this in a tweet calling secretary of state hillary clinton incompetent. our incompetent secretary of state hillary clinton was the one who started talks to give $400 million in cash to iran scandal, he says. savannah. >> thank you. now back to the growing zika crisis in the u.s. a new case is reported in miami and mosquito and carrying the virus are harder to wipe out than officials first expected. we're in miami again. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this morning miami dad county
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had planned to mist about a 10 million square mile area but we had record rains this morning, almost four inches in two hours so for a moment that flight is on hold. overnight rain, bad news for the zika battle in south florida, the spraying going on day and night now less effective in killing the mosquitos and the rain creating puddles where mosquitos breed. the latest count one new case bringing the total number to 15. experts edncouraging repellents for everyone here. >> deet should be the new perfume for everyone. >> reporter: this doctor, an ob/gyn says pregnant women every day who are frightened because zika has been linked to horrifying birth defects. >> i am terrified.
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>> reporter: patients like this woman worry constantly. >> from the moment i wake up until the moment i lay down it never stops. >> we've never faced a situation like this in the 30 years i've been practicing. >> reporter: the virus is express when the person is bitten with zika and gets infected. that person travels out of the area and gets bitten again infecting that mosquito which bites someone else. it can be spread through sex and possibly blood transfusions. zika carrying mosquitos can live in about half the country. officials are trying to stay ahead of the outbreak. >> it's going to get worse before it gets better but we're doing everything to make sure it doesn't get worse. >> reporter: government teams are trying to get a handle on the zika mosquitos businesses are taking things into their own hands. at this shop they decided to
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lock the gates at a popular outdoor gathering spot. they will remain closed until zika threats are over. jet blu has announced that anyone that plans to travel here can get a waver on rebooking fees if they planned a vacation here. >> thank you so much. the u.s. has opened a new front in the war against isis, air strikes launched in the mediterranean sea have targeted libya. during his news conference at the white house on tuesday the president said the offensive is being carried out at the request of libya's government. it's necessary to keep militants from getting a further foothold in libya. three employees have been charged with misfor killing a man that passed out and died. a medical examiner ruled the man died from asphyxia and had 16 broken ribs.
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he left the walmart in february with $380 worth of merchandise. he fell while being chased and cried out he couldn't breathe while the workers pinned him to the ground face down for ten minutes. that's according to authorities. they say he was punched. let's us turn to rio and matt is holding down the fort at the olympics. >> great to see you. we are seeing a lot of final preparations for the 2016 olympic games. they're ramping up with the clock racing forwards friday's opening ceremony. officials are making sure the venues are ready. the beach is the place for the voluntariliy ball. when i got here this morning it was scaffolding and now it's ready to go and they're putting in new security measures.
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peter is at olympic park this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the competition kicks off today. all 12 women's soccer teams will be competing today including team u.s.a. looking for its fourth consecutive goal and the torch is arriving in rio on board a yacht. here in rio security forces fort fieing the two most seen sites. metal detect ors and x-ray machines will search visitors. the military taking charge promising a safe olympic game. hours after touching down with his teammates michael is heading into his last olympics, taking his first lap at the aquatic center. the teams are settling into the
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athletes' village. >> you want to be in the village. it's the place to be and that's part of the olympic experience. >> reporter: nbc news invited inside. >> it doesn't matter what country you're from, everybody is here has a common denominator which is sports. >> reporter: they're decked out in matching t shirts and practicing. this is a small city. 31 brand new buildings and despite some problems in the runup, clogged toilets and a small fire, no one is complaining. >> i think it's awesome. it's beautiful and it's fun to be here with the other athletes. there's a good energy here. >> so basketball? >> no rowing. >> reporter: you're huge. the largest flag in the village, russian and in the wake of a doping scandal more than 100 russian athletes banned and a final decision due before the
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opening ceremony. that means some athletes here may be heeding home. leading the u.s. delegation, secretary of state john kerry practicing just in case. the fact that the u.s. building is the only building without any patriotic bunting and no flags for security reasons. for years the u.s. olympic committee has made it that way that no patriotic symbols are flown. the only other country following that is israel. >> the first olympic event kicks off today. it's women's soccer. team u.s.a. is the three time olympic champ. we're going to hear from its stars coming up and catch with up nbc's bob costas. i'll be hosting nbc's coverage of the opening ceremonies this
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friday night 7:30 eastern and pacific time. >> i'll be watching. thank you so much. let's bring in al. >> let's look at what we can expect as we get into the first weekend of the games out there in rio de janeiro and it's looking fantastic. temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s with plenty of sunshine. as we look closer to home we're talking about a lot of heat today from tulsa to montgomery. 16 million people at risk today and tomorrow with heat indexes over 105 degrees. we'll get to your local forecast coming up. lancôme. receive a free 7-piece gift. only at macy's, your skincare destination.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now at 58 degrees in the tri-valley and the peninsula. 57 in san francisco in the south bay with highs today in the north bay reaching 87 degrees. it will be a warm day also some upper 80s for the south bay. the tri-valley will be up to 91 degrees with some upper 70s for the peninsula. san francisco, 67 degrees. nice and comfortable and a lot of sunshine. this will be the warmest day of the week before we have a cooldown. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you so much. just ahead, are those new credit cards good or bad for consumers and businesses? we're going to go inside the great chip debate. from rio, that burning question -- who will the u.s. choose as its flag bearer for the opening ceremony?
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it is an enor in mous honor. we get to reveal the pick exclusively. but first, this is "today" on nbc. com
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come here to buy a car. dr. whiskers won't pounce. nobody will. ♪ ==gfx== a developing story this morning.. a very good morning. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a developing story. north of vacaville where a fire forced dozen of people from their homes. it broke out late yesterday and is threatening 35 homes. evacuees spent the snit at a shelter in winters in yolo county. firefighters from napa and yolo counties are trying to fight this fire aggressively. i want to check our forecast now. cooler this morning for our start. >> it will be a nice day but warming up for those inland spots. right now we do still have clouds at ocean beach. 57 degrees. and it's 57 also in concord. 59 in oakland. and 57 now in san jose. our highs today reaching into the upper 80s. even some slow 90s for the south bay. redwood city, 83 degrees.
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ocean beach a nice cool 60 degrees there while 95 in fairfield and walnut creek, 89 degrees with 90s for parts of the tri-valley. let's head now over to mike. >> looking over here toward the san mateo bridge where you see the traffic stopping up here. a crash reported around the toll plaza. a friend of ours called it and said the fender bender was there but the flat section, very slow drive as well. look at your maps. but no surprises for that stretch. the south bay has a couple of of slow spots. lawrence expressway. north 101 southbound is a crash distracting the northbound side right at trimble. laura? >> i'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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♪ i've seen the rehearsal once, i'll see it again tonight. but i think it's better, and i think you'd agree if you're surprised on friday night. >> that's true. could you give me an ad elkive to describe it? >> no. >> okay -- >> long. >> all right. i'll check in again tomorrow on that one. let's do a look at the headlines this morning. a scary scene at dubai's airport to tell you about.
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an emirates airline jet arriving from india with 300 on board erupted in fire and smoke after making an emergency landing. look at that. remarkably everybody on board was evacuated safely. here at home, heavy rain has triggered dangerous flooding across the country. several streets had to be closed in virginia beach, virginia. a similar scene in phoenix last night with several cars stranded on flooded roads there. the white house held a state dinner honoring singapore's president and his wife. the first for the president and mrs. obama. the first lady wowed in a gown, and the president toasted 50 years of good relations between the u.s. and singapore. and because he's celebrating his 55th birthday today, diplomacy dictated the 200 invited guests sing "happy birthday" to the president. matt, another exciting occasion -- you are going to reveal who is the flag bearer. >> yeah. this is really one of the great moments of any olympic game
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run-up. who gets to carry the american flag into the opening ceremony. this time on friday night. this is something that's voted on by the athletes. they choose one of their own. it's an incredible honor. we can tell you now that this year marching into the stadium, it will be michael phelps carrying the american flag. after london he said he was done, he was tired of swimming, he, of course, had that much-talked about arrest, dui, checked into rehab, got out. pulled himself together, got back in the pool, and here he comes to rio with the honor of a lifetime, carrying the american flag into the opening ceremony. i can tell you we'll get to talk to michael phelps live in our next hour. right now, let's listen to a little of what he said to me in the months leading up to these
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games. >> i'm having fun again. and this is something that i haven't had in a really long time. so it's just like i'm just going -- i'm going out and enjoying myself every day i get back in the water. i feel like a high school kid again. >> let's bring in nbc's bob costas. best guy who's ever covered olympics in any time period. this is your 11th time as the primetime host. >> yeah, it is. but a tip of the cap to the late great jim mckay. if i'm even in the same conversation, i'm good with it. >> if i'm in your presence, give it to you. first of all, talk about this news. michael phelps, he was done after london. didn't want to swim anymore. ends up with this honor. what does it mean? >> by achievement, he could have deserved this honor a couple of olympics ago. but i think he'll appreciate it and understand it much better now because of the reasons you alluded to. i've had the same conversations with him. he is at an entirely different point in his life. he's reconciled with his father. he's happier. he's fitter than he's ever been.
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he'll really appreciate this experience. he's the right guy. >> i was thinking about you this morning as we move on on subjects. it seems before every olympic games where we're together we talk about before the games open all the negativity. beijing, it was about pollution and human rights. sochi, it was about corruption and the threat of terrorism. there were issues in london. we've seen laundry list of negative headlines here in rio. put it in perspective. >> it is the longest list. i think that's what distinguishes it, if that's the right word. i've never seen an olympic with such an array of potential issues. and some of them may in fact impact these games. but we have our fingers crossed because we know that if everything pans out, we've got a beautiful and picturesque setting. >> one of the big headlines was about the russian doping scandal. the head of the ioc spoke out yesterday defending the decision not to ban the entire team. how do you think the ioc has handled this? >> he previously though said it was an unprecedented level of criminality. absolutely shocking.
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and these weren't individual instances. we've seen them, including u.s. athletes. this was a sophisticated state-run doping system which not only administered performance enhancing drugs, but then right under the nose of the ioc, if its own olympics in sochi, covered up the results with some sort of cloak and dagger thing and passing samples through a hole in the wall. i mean it's almost spy versus spy from "mad" magazine or something. they're thumbing their noses at the ioc. i would have preferred to see the entire delegation banned but to allow individual athletes if they passed a certain test or credibility, then march under the olympic flag. i think that would have sent a better message. >> so many names here we know. phelps. give me the name of someone we don't know now but we will know by the end of these games? >> we sort of know this guy, but the decathlon isn't in the minds
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of americans what it used to be. it is sort of like the heavyweight champion. everyone used to know who the heavyweight champion of the world was. now it is kind of off the public radar. ashton eaton is the defending decathlon champion from portland, oregon. no one has won in non-boycotted olympics back-to-back decathlons since bob mathias of the united states in 1948 and 1952. think of the days of dan o'brien, or of bruce jenner for that manner, the decathlon really meant something. it was the world's greatest all-around athlete. if ashton eaton does it for the second time in a row, think he becomes a household name. >> how are you feeling? >> good. >> no, i mean it, how are you feeling? all right? >> oh, yeah. >> you okay? >> i think. i think. yeah. i think. >> go get in your hotel room and do nothing. >> when matt is willing to be this close, you know i'm okay. because the guy's a germaphobe. >> i love the way you just back out of there. we'll catch up with the
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women's soccer team as they get set for their first match of the day. watch michael phelps carry that flag into the stadium friday night, 7:30 eastern and pacific, here an nbc. savannah, that's great news. >> absolutely. thank you so much, matt. obviously bob has a clean bill of health if you are willing to stand that close to him. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> bob and matt there until thursday. all right. we've got monsoonal moisture coming up out of mexico around out of the gulf causing some problems for our friends in the southwest. we'll be watching these showers and thunderstorms firing up, could be more flash flooding. the reason for that, we could get a lot of rain in a very short period of time. some areas three inches-plus, or more. gusty winds. potential for dust storms, those haboobs to develop. we are also looking for heavy rain/long southeastern atlantic coast from northern florida all
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the way into the carolinas. we could see anywhere from three to five inches of rain in some spots. also have an enhanced risk of strong storms up into the northern plains today. out west, going to be gorgeous. 67 in san francisco. 82 in portland. and again here in the northeast, we've got a nice day shaping up as well. that's what's going on around we will have some beautiful weather for the san francisco as well as the coastal areas. reaching into the 60s over the next few days but it will be windy and at times cool for the valley, it will be much warmer. in fact, today will be the warmest day of the week with this highs as high as 95 degrees today in the north bay. and then we will see a dropping down into the low to mid 80s in time for the weekend and early next week those temperatures start to inch right back up. >> don't forget, you can always get that weather when you need is on the weather channel. >> al, thank you so much. coming up, what do you do when you don't like your baby's
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we are back now with growing frustrations among shoppers and retailers over those chip-enabled credit cards. we have more on this. hey, jo, good morning. >> good morning, savannah.
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retailers were given a deadline of october 1st of last year to change over their systems from those swipe cards to chip cards or they'd be held liable for credit card fraud at their stores. but today, less than half of stores are using the chip card readers. so are these cards really worth the extra time they take at checkout and how much extra security do they really provide? for many shoppers in stores, the road from swipe cards to chip cards has been a bumpy ride. >> it takes forever. it takes so much longer than just swipe, sign and leave. with the chip reader you have to sit there and wait. >> i've left it in there and it starts beeping in me. >> only some places have it. you never know if you're supposed to insert it or not. pretty annoying. >> reporter: chip-enabled cards were brought to market because they are harder to counterfeit. the industry says fake cards account tore nearly half of all fraud. >> thieves at this point do not know how to counterfeit the chip that's on your card. therefore, this eliminates those
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counterfeit cards at the brick and mortar store. >> reporter: visa says fraud is down 35% at stores with chip readers but thieves can still use your cards online to rack up big charges. >> it would cost just this restaurant alone anywhere between $11,000 and $18,000. >> reporter: that's why l.a. restaurant manager jesse monroy is sticking with swipe readers for now. she says with chip readers, processing checks would take three times as long. >> at that point i'm losing a lot of revenue because customers aren't going to wait. >> reporter: the chip is causing delays in checkout lines, too. >> i've seen people put the card in wrong way, multiple errors, taking it out too soon. it definitely is costing time at checkout, there is no doubt about it. >> reporter: retailers blame the credit card industry for slowing things down. many stores say they bought chip
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readers months ago but can't use them, they are still waiting for the credit card companies to approve their installations. >> this has been hard for everybody involved. consumers, merchants. it's been a very complex and i think a lot harder to implement than everybody originally thought. critics point out that chip cards here still aren't safe enough, while most cards in the u.s. only require that signature at checkout. some european countries mandate cards where you type in your p.i.n. so if a card gets lost or stolen it is unusable. but the industry here in the u.s. says p.i.n.s are too costly and troublesome for consumers. experts telling us it will be several years before we see all stores fully adapted to that chip technology. >> jo, thank you so much. coming up, the stunt involving a flaming arrow that went incredibly wrong on "america's got talent." plus, did instagram just steal another social network's
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we're back. 7:51. a new chapter in the social media wars. dylan has it in the orange room. >> more things to learn, too. instagram announced some major changes on tuesday. now in addition to sharing those one-off eye catching photos you're used to, people can share a series of videos in what they call story istories. you can see the people you follow on top. then you can see their stories. if you check through they're full of fun texts and filters throughout. instagram couldn't help but notice it looks very similar to snapchat. adam tweets, hey, instagram, don't wannabe the first to tell you but snapchat already does that. lewis says i'm a new fan of the new infalogo. the ceo went on to say, just
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like instagram deserves aulg the credit for bringing filters to the forefront, this isn't about who invented something, this is about a format and how you take it to a network and put your own spin on it. so i'm going to put my own spin on it. i've never tried snapchat so this should be interesting. we are going to take some of these pictures. follow us on our instagram page and see how this turns out. no guarantees here. >> on-the-job training here. >> don't worry, it's pretty easy. you should just go online to read the comments. the instagram fans are just -- >> it is like the hatfields and mccoys. dylan, thank you. just ahead, your dentist helps you to do it every day but is flossing just a waste of time? plus, hoda's going to join us here on the set. if we can only pull her away from her new friends here in rio. what are you doing? >> oh, my gosh! how often does that happen? oops. actually, the guy next to me
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we've seen some clouds in spots, especially near the coastline. here's pacifica is clearing up and a beautiful start to the day. temperaturewise we have upper 50s to lower 60s. 62 in concord. livermore is at 63 degrees. we will see our temperatures warming up for the inland valleys again today, with 90 in los gatos and redwood city, 83 degrees. mission district, 67 degrees. low 90s for the tri-valley. even up to 95 in fairfield while oakland will see a high of 75. now let's check in with mike. >> kari, we have all the problems in the south bay. north of the dumbarton bridge, standard flow of traffic. south bay is jammed up and plagued by problems. this one northbound 280 involves a county bus. no injuries reported but distraction because one of the vehicles involved, not the bus but the other vehicle will not move from the freeway presumably until chp arrives.
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northbound 85 at saratoga, a motorcycle and bus crash. that's a mismatch but no major injuries. problem is the bus is in the center divide off-loading from one on to another to get those passengers out of area. big distraction there. north 17 shows slowing. north 87 and 101 is jammed. laura, back to you. >> a lot of red out there. thank you, mike. happening now on our website, we've got the video showing a car that went off a cliff along highway 9 near saratoga i'll killing 19-year-old wop and injured a 15-year-old girl. . the 19-year-old man driving ran off and they're looking for him. on our facebook page you can comment on michael phelps being tagged the carry the u.s. flag for the home team at the opening ceremony for the olympics. he's the most decorated olympian of all time at 22 medals. opening ceremony will debut right here on nbc bay area on friday. i'll be back with another local naus news update in half an hour.
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♪ ♪ ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up truth decay as the dentist been wrong on flossing all of these years? new questions raising. is it worth the time and effort? then ready for rio before team usa takes to the field today, we will talk to the star of the woman's soccer team as they go for the fourth straight gold medal. the dna of the team and passionate and drive and it's competitive. it will always be there. and the long and short event. merch's best gym nis sizes up some of her team usa teammates
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today wednesday august 3rd, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> team usa. >> we're here from texas. >> hi from arkansas. >> it's my birthday. >> remember us al? we're back for our 19th birthday. >>. ♪ ♪ >> we from mississippi. yay! >> we just got engaged. ♪ ♪ new york city and sa sflan back out there on the plaza with a nice crowd. we're here on the beach with a nice crowd as well. joining us from the fishing trip and look what she has brought along guys. >> who gets to hold. look. look close. it's an olympic torch.
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real deal. >> awesome. >> there's a guy there in the massive crowd that's staying with the host family, and they have the privilege of running with the torch for part of the olympic torch run. the deal is when you light a flame, you get to keep the torch. they remove the gas can. >> and you can never light it again. >> you have one of these. >> i have won from london, and it's a favorite keepsake. >> how cool. >> don't give it back. >> i know. bye. bye. >> just put it in the pocket. >> the opening ceremony is the only thing that we're looking forward to on friday. we're throwing a party here of our own and country music star blake shelton taking over the plaza. i have blake all to myself. very excited about that. let's start the half hour with a check of the top stories. we're over in studio 1a. good morning everyone. a jet liner crashed while making
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an emergency landing in dubai this morning. they were arriving from india and 300 passengers and six americans and crew on board. the aircraft skid on the landing and exploded into flames. the airline says that all passengers are safe. they blame a -- there's unity in the campaign and perhaps greater than ever before. the republican presidential candidate is turning his back on two powerful party members refusing to endorse paul ryan and senator john mccain in the upcoming primaries on tuesday. obama declared trump not fit for office and criticized republican leader that would support them. >> the question that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly have to say in strong
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terms what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? >> and another promising reporting for clinton. megan whitt man said that they were undermined the fabric of the national character. well, today's wall street journal is reporting that obama administration sent a secrete cash load back in iran and the delivery coincided with the negotiated release of four americans that were detained by iran. the white house denies any quit and calling it a pay back over a 1970s armed deal. 35 homes and a campground are evacuated because of a wild fire that broke out. the fire quickly spread to more than 1,700 acres of dry brush and they said that it was 0 percent contained over night despite the efforts of 500 firefighters. what family does not enjoy a
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foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian. we're back, 8:11, with a new report that throws everything you thought you knew about flossing into question. nbc's morgan radford is here with that story. >> guys, good morning. after recent survey found more than a quarter of american adults lie to their dentists about how often they floss. but really, should they be feeling guilty about telling these pearly white lies?
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new report says, no. in fact, you may not even need to floss every single day. we've listened to dentists tell us to floss daily for decades. >> floss gently up and down. >> reporter: a common practice only 40% of americans say they do. >> it's important to floss your teeth. that's what your dentist says, right? >> reporter: but for millions, it is a habit they regularly blush off. >> do you floss? >> no. >> you don't floss? why not? >> not very often. i have three kids. i can barely brush my teeth. >> i just don't have the teeth. >> that's what saliva's for. >> reporter: but now a new report from the associated press says after reviewing 25 studies, it found little evidence that flossing is actually effective. the report comes after the government suddenly removed its recommendation to floss daily from its latest dietary guidelines. acknowledging to the ap that it hadn't properly researched the effectiveness of what experts have long considered an essential tool in preventive dental care. >> what they're saying is that the studies need to be of longer
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duration, they need to be more thorough. >> reporter: does this mean we can toss the floss? one study found that more than one-third of americans would rather wash dirty dishes or clean the toilet than get tied up with flossing. what would you rather do besides flossing? >> a lot of things. most anything. >> reporter: but the american dental association says -- not so fast. it stands by its claim saying flossing prevents plaque, gum disease and tooth decay. >> the bad bacteria can get into your blood stream and cause problems elsewhere. >> experts say what's the harm in flossing? it is low risk and it is affordable. but if you're still on the fence about flossing, dentists say make sure you go big with brushing. brush for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, make sure you clean between your teeth once a day. you have to make sure you check in with your dentist regularly. >> i'm big on brushing. >> you got to get in with the fleece to get all that stuff
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out! >> after corn on the cob? >> well, or popcorn. let's change the subject. >> i'm sure you don't like this. but first -- >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by dove hair. perfectly nourished hair, plus more. >> allrightee. let's check out what's going on in the tropics. we almost have a hurricane. not quite, but tropical storm earl. got love that name, earl. it is like a tropical storm that's driving a pickup. i like it. 265 miles east-southeast of belize, 65-mile-per-hour winds, moving west at 14 miles per hour. if you are thinking of heading to mexico over the next several days, you're going to want to watch this. it may become a weak tropical hurricane, then deteriorate but causing rain and wind along the coast. all right, big, big day
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coming up on friday in rio, the opening ceremonies. opening night, 72 degrees. our pals, matt, meredith and hoda hosting. we already have a lot of sunshine for the inland areas right now. here say live look at sunol. 63 degrees. looking at other temperatures, it is 58 in napa, 61 in santa rosa. 59 in san jose. we'll have some warmer temperatures inland today, in fact, fairfield, the warmest day of the week, livermore, 91 degrees. palo alto, 84. san francisco, 67 degrees with san jose also in the mid-80s. and that's your latest weather. all right, al. thank you so much. it is that time of the morning. "trending" time. obviously a lot goes into choosing a baby name. of course, dylan, you are learning this. do you have a short list?
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>> i have a short list. >> don't tell anyone! especially your parents. okay. just a little tip from me to you. but what happens if you name the baby and then you regret your choice. the question is, is it ever too late to change your mind? one mom actually told this story to today.com. she had a friend in the uk named ottaly. then she realized she only liked it when said in the british accent. currently the americanized ottolie didn't really ring as well. after three months old she changed her daughter's name. she asked her husband and he was like, yeah, do what you want. i'm not psyched about it either and they named her margot, which is beautiful. >> my grandfather's -- my name, maggie mae. my mother said, no way. and made a little switch reroo.
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>> wait. you were born maggie mae. >> maggie mae. >> by the way, i love that name. >> but it was after my great grandmother. my mother said, no, it's tamron. so i have friends who actually call me maggie mae hall. >> maggie mae hall, msnbc! >> so it's not deejay warm cookies. that's not your real name. getting stuck in a traffic jam can obviously be extremely frustrating. we all know that. check out what engineers in china did to get around it. or should i say over it. here's their solution. a transit elevated bus. that's right, everybody. just roll right over the traffic. it can carry up to 300 passengers. yeah. see how it is going? it goes right over the cars. the thing over it is the bus. the traffic just flows underneath. just went for its first test
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drive. we'll see if it catches on. >> that's brilliant. >> so is pouring rain. you just make sure you stay under the bus. >> that's the one example of getting thrown under the bus that's good. >> we have a toe toe and this is eight inch fes tall and then it's become with team surks a solly ball player and this got us thinking which is not so often. samon is the shortest o limp canadi -- >> are you wondering who the oldest is? that's david and how about the youngest? table tennis player kanak jha.
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he is the first olympic agent let born in 2000. want another one? >> sure. >> most decorate and that's a lay up michael phelps. we're very excited and going to talk to him in the next half hour. >> is that on this? >> yeah. >> they're writing it down. okay. we will check back in a moment. okay. let's get started with america's got talent and the shocking close call on stage. and he was on stage with the assistance amber lynn when things took a turn for the worse. amber lynn missed the target mark and hitting his neck. >> oh my gosh. >> he was saying that he was okay and they urged him to see
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the medical show tech and reassuring everyone that he was okay. >> wow. >> people watch that live. okay. now to dustin hoffman. most avoid them and he pulled together a stream of photos how they posts for the paparazzi and hiding behind poles and trees. i can't see you, and cannot see me. >> dustin hoffman and one of my favorite guests on the today show. >> yeah, doesn't he always sends pizza to the crew? >> yeah, he is amazing and gives the crew massages. he is unbelievable. >> yeah. okay. finally moving on to chris now and the actor shared an instagram video behind the scenes stunt practice and proving that thor can struggle
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from time to time. take a look. >> okay. >> yeah. >> it's a nice open -- >> didn't stick the landing. >> he can do no wrong. such a good sport about it too. for more stories head to today's facebook page. let's go back down to matt and hod skparks they're in rio. >> today's olympic start is started by kelloggs. what gets you started? >> and on today's olympics start the special moment and then the spirit and heart and then with the opening ceremony on the way, we're opening up the vault. >> yeah on this day 21 years og a young runner derek red man
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tore his hamstring. >> he refused to giver up and finish the race. that's when something happened. his father climbed up and helped him to hobble to the finish line and with that he let him go so that he could cross the finish line by himself. >> okay. i would like to make a request for kleenexs. that was beautiful. okay. so what moments will come to define rio. the first is with six woman's soccer matches. >> they're seeking their fourth medal and with another piece of history and natalie has their story. their story. >> reporter: get ready to believe again. fresh off lifting last year's women's world cup, the u.s. women's national team is looking to grab a different kind of gold this summer. their goal, to become the first team in history to follow up a world cup victory with an olympic gold medal.
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>> we've always had a target on our back. but you win a world cup and now everybody wants to take down the world champions. >> reporter: leading the team, co-captain carli lloyd. before scoring three goals in 16 minutes in last year's cup final, lloyd also netted the gold clinching game winners for the u.s. in both 2008 and 2012. >> what a goal by carli lloyd! >> reporter: and she's ready to do the same in rio. >> i have to keep continuing to get better and find ways to be very unpredictable out on the pitch. and that's going to be the game plan and i'm up for every challenge. >> reporter: goalkeeper hope solo is back for her fourth olympics after taking home a gold with the u.s. in each of the previous three. >> each time it gets sweeter. it's almost like this sick addiction. as an athlete, you want to compete and you want to compete again and again and again. at a higher level. you want to do something that's
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never been done before. >> reporter: but a few of the team's legends won't be on the field like abby wambach, lauren holiday and christie rampone. of the 18 players on the rio squad, 11 are first-time olympians, led by 18-year-old mallory pugh. and teammate crystal dunn. >> for hasn't seen me play, i'm tenacious, i'm pretty quick and i love the game and i think my love for the game comes out on the field. >> reporter: they are hoping to be this summer's break-out stars, like defender judy johnston achieved in 2015. >> the dna of this team is just passionate and it's drive and it's competitive and it will always be be there. being one of the younger ones you feel that and you want to be a part of it instantly. >> these new players bring a new twist. i think it's been great to see the blend of the players. i think we've got slightly
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different style in how we play. and i think it's been exciting to watch. >> i now officially feel very old being 34. i'm like one of the first ones down at breakfast now. but it's -- some of the young ones are keeping us veteran players young with some of their new hip, cool stuff. >> reporter: so whether the fourth time around, or the first, the aim is still the same -- carrying red, white and blue with gold yet again. >> this is another challenge for us, can we walk away with another gold. at the end of the day, we don't walk in to 20 minutes like we're playing for silver. >> again, the u.s. women's soccer team begins their quest for gold today against new zealand. you can watch it at 6:00 p.m. eastern on nbc sports network. coming up, the man of the morning, michael phelps, who was just revealed as the u.s. flag bearer for the opening ceremony will join us live to talk about that honor. but first, on a wednesday morning, your local news and weather. i'm ...
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==gfx== we have a developing story in santa clara county.. good morning. 8:26 on your wednesday. a developing story out of santa clara county where they're bracing for a chaotic day at the courts there. they're waiting and walking on the picket line. court employees on the march over wages and staffing issues. in preparation, court management put a contingency into place there that would close the offices in morgan hill, palo alto and sunnyvale. and also businesses at the main courthouse and the civil family and traffic court, that is a situation we most certainly have an eye on and will throughout the day. mike has an eye on the roads. a lot of slowing in the south bay. unusual commute. the rest of the bay, pretty standard. northbound 85 saratoga, bus in the center divide area.
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earlier crash left one bus stranded there, had to offload passengers. now it is seeing recovery. northbound 280, this time involved in a crash, that was right around bird. everything off to the shoulder there. 101 starts to recover. slow drive. look at the san mateo bridge, we had a stall midway across the flat section, tow truck arrived, out of lanes, but that is going toward san mateo. >> creeping along there. thank you very much. that will do it for us. we'll be back in 30 minutes for more updates. when consultant josh atkins books at laquinta.com.
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la... quinta! yeah! good morning, everybody. it's 8:30. it's wednesday morning, it is the 3rd of august, 2016. what a gorgeous week we have here in rockefeller plaza and a gorgeous crowd. it is nice and cool. almost a little fall-like out here. >> but not quite. just a touch. by the way, i am so thrilled, we have a living legend coming up. today is his 90th birthday. we're talking tony bennett. he is going to reveal the secret to his longevity.
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>> love the photograph you tweeted out this morning. it plus, super speedy hair styles. hit snooze on your alarm tomorrow because we have one-minute looks -- one minute? >> one minute they say. each look. >> without sahaving our head. >> by the way, fruit never tasted so sweet. we are using farm fresh blur berries this morning and making two mouthwatering desserts. matt and hoda are cooking up something really big in rio. >> we certainly are, savannah. we're catching up with the most decorated olympian of all time, michael phelps. as you know, big news for him this morning. >> yeah. he is about to compete in his fifth olympics but on this friday he is going to do something he has never done before. we don't say that very often. he is going to carry the american flag in the opening ceremony. it is going to be pretty spectacular. but first, al has a check of the weather. >> we just about had a wardrobe malfunction here -- >> a little situation.
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>> with maggie mae's skirt. wow! hello! >> i have a pineapple. we can make a smoothie. >> that's one heck of a fruit salad. whoa, hello. reminds me, i got to renew my easy pass. let's show you what's going on for today. wet weather through the gulf coast, southeast, monsoonal moisture continues in the southwest. slight risk of strong storms tomorrow in the northern plains. wet weather through the southeast, into the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys, beautiful in the pacific northwest. we are looking ahead to rio as the games really get going we have temperatures now anywhere from 51 degrees in the north bay to 63 degrees in the peninsula and the trivalley. it will be warming up for the trivalley, many inland areas will be feeling some very hot temperatures today, up to 91
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degrees there. 77 degrees in the peninsula. upper 80s for the north and the south bay. and san francisco today, 67 degrees. winds kicking up later on this evening and getting ready for cooler temperatures for the rest of this workweek. zbln and that's your latest weather. get the weather any time, go to weather channel on cable. oh, dylan. >> announcer: defying labels on "today" is sponsored by mini. saluting u.s. olympians who defy labels. oh, thank you, al. we are working with our sponsor, mini, to recognize people who are defying labels. our viewers are sharing how they are surpassing expectations on their way to achieving their goals. jamie writes, i will be running my first marathon six weeks before my 56th birthday, seven years after losing 100 pounds. good for her! and megan writes, my son logan
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was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. we never could have imagined how well he is doing and he is defying labels every single day. good for him as well. keep sharing the ways you or someone you know is odds using the #defylabels. this morning on our special series, "living legends," al caught up with an absolute icon. >> he is a new york fixture. i love tony bennett. he has been performing for the better part of seven decades and today he celebrates his 90th birthday. we caught up with tony. he told me he cannot wait to see what his future holds. ♪ >> he invented bebop, a form of jazz. ♪ for once in my life i have someone who needs me ♪ >> reporter: tony bennett, one of the most iconic voices to ever take the stage.
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>> i can't give you anything but love. >> reporter: his music nominated for 33 grammys, over a career that spans close to 70 years. ♪ the best is yet to come come the day you're mine ♪ >> there is a certain timelessness to your music. >> yeah. i search for quality all the time. i always find intelligent songs to sing. i don't try and get a hit song. i just want a song that's so good that if you listen to it ten years from now, it won't sound old-fashioned or dated. ♪ just the way you look tonight ♪ >> "today" on his 90th birthday, toe in i says he's got more to give. if somebody had told you at 20 that in 70 years, you'd still be a huge star, probably more popular than ever, what would you have told them? >> i'm thrilled about it.
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i can't even figure it out. but i'm -- my doctor keeps telling me, there's not a thing wrong with you. just keep going at it. >> is that the secret? i guess for some people, the idea of retiring is what they dream about. but you're still going strong. you're probably busier than you've ever been? >> i'm always sold out throughout the world. wherever i play. and it's beautiful. >> so it never dawned on you to pack it in and say, you know what? i'll just stop singing, i'll go in the bark and paint and call it a day. >> i don't feel that way at all. in fact, i feel like i have so much more to learn yet. ♪ oh it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ >> reporter: collaboration with pop artists like lady gaga, michael bouble and carrie underwood. ♪ it had to be you >> reporter: -- have sold 10
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million records in the last decade alone, making him as popular as ever. >> who out there right now would you looic like to perform with? anybody you listen to that you'd love to record with them? >> i'd like to do something again with lady gaga. she is a terrific talent. but i like that beyonce. she's terrific. yeah. she's got a lot on ball. >> queen b and tony b. i'll remember that. if you had to write it down, tony, what would be your recipe for a long, healthy life? >> i believe in the fact that it's a gift to be alive. i love the fact that i'm blessed to be on earth. and i love my whole life. i love what i do. >> what would you like your legacy to be? >> that i made people feel good. it's a great adventure. being alive is a great
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adventure. ♪ i love you >> sounds better than he ever has. >> his voice is so strong. >> it's amazing. the fact that he wants to do something with beyonce is so fantastic. >> she seems good. >> true. in december he'll take part in a two-hour special on nbc featuring music's biggest names. >> i think he's got the secret to life. joy. >> yeah. >> so happy. thank you, al. let's send it over to matt and hoda. >> all right, savannah. we broke the news this nonmorni michael phelps, most decorated olympian ever, has been named the flag bearer the a the olympic ceremony. we'll talk to him in a moment. we'll talk to him in a moment. but first this is "today" on ♪
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it is 8:40. when it comes to hair, braids, curls and color are all the rage this summer. if you can spare just 60 seconds or less, you can pull off the season's hotettes looks. here to show us how, beauty expert and "today" style expert. do you have a bottom line for how to make your hair look decent? >> it is all about that effortless look. you don't want to have to spend time. you want to be in the sun, at the beach. don't spend time on it. it is really not that hard. >> if you try to make it look too perfect, it is going to fall apart. >> it is not that trendy to be that perfect. >> good. we've got three models here with some looks that you can do in under 60 seconds. you're showing us the wet rope braid. >> exactly. >> that's the before picture. >> all we're going to do is -- is there a timer? >> i think they're going to put a timer on. otherwise i'm timing in my head. >> all right. all we're doing is -- she basically got back from the pool, her hair is wet. we'll embrace that wet texture and get it up to a nice, high
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pony which is also super in friend right now. get it nice up there tight. once you do that, focus on that braid aspect which is really if, like you said. create a rope kind of texture. all we're doing is really just creating that rope right here. >> it is not a true braid. you're twisting it around. >> it is like evolution of the braid. it is even easier. because her hair is already so wet, it is so quick and easy. no need to put product in the hair. embrace the wetness. >> you did it in under a minute. very impressed. very cute. great. thank you so much. now miss malia. she's going to do the piled-up pony. >> great for curly hair. all we're going to do is really get all that hair and we want to focus it to one side of the head, like a side pony. like the '90s are back.
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it is all about rocking the pony to the side, more to the side it is, the better. other thing that's really in right now is bangs. we're going to sort of undo these curls that she has in front of her face and like really create this like bang in front of it and really play with the textures of her hair. it is beautiful and embrace it. it is all about effortless looking. if you let these go -- >> you want to be high on the head though, right? >> they high on the head. as high as possible. get it off your neck. >> super cute. it helps to be gorgeous, miss malia. now we have whitney. >> whitney's going to do a wavy side twist. whitney's look is really great. really start up here. all you are doing is twisting. take it all the way back as far as you want. kind of create it -- >> does she start with kind of damp hair? >> this is kind of like her just
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got -- like after the beach. she has the sea salt in her hair, just embracing that. take some bobby pins and secure it into place. super easy. it is a great way to go from beach to nice owl. she has -- >> scl yyou just do the back an this hang down? >> yeah. >> that's really cool. very, very cute. last, but not least. >> i'm going to show you one of my favorite looks. slicked back and chic. i could because i'm lazy. sometimes i'm a day out without washing it. take gel or hairspray, whichever you prefer, rub it through my hear just like this. and if your hair's already oily, even better. kind of just take that and go like this. it is a really chic look for -- >> kind of the wet look. >> kind of. but it is very like -- there's something really elegant about it.
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>> it is. having all these gorgeous models is definitely helpful. thank you so much. she'll stig around and show us some more styles using knots instead of braids. watch it live on today style's facebook page right now. just ahead, we'll head back to rio with an exclusive live interview with michael phelps. but first, there is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to this is a very good excitig moment and it's the local faces of swimming and the most deck la rated of all-time. >> just this morning we reveal that michael's fellow athletes carrying the american flag into the eeping ceremony and then michael joins us now from the athletes villa and michael, congratulations and how did you find out the news? >> well, i was leaving the pool
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i guess right when i got out yesterday afternoon and one of the team staff members came up to me and said that i had gotten the vote and then to carry the flag. i think that said is a biggest smile that i have had on my face for a long time. >> michael put this into perspective and the most decorated olympian of all-times. as you said, it's something given to you by the press, or anybody else. what does it feel like in the context of it? >> michael, we have lost you.
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can you hear us now? we're going to take a break and be back. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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fingers crossed we've cleared up our connection with plikle flems. we'll continue that interview. >> michael, it's hoda. what is it going to feel like walking flu that stadium carrying that flag? >> i mean not to laugh -- i'm sorry. no! >> it's in and out. the amazing thing here, this is only about ten miles from us, or 15 miles from us. >> i'll tell you what. i'm going to run over there right now. do i have time? >> it's a very difficult thing technically. we'll be spending. >> now i get you. >> oh, he hears us now. michael, you hear us now? >> he's on the phone! >> i do have you. i can hear you on the phone! >> what's it going to feel like walking into the stadium carrying that flag? >> i mean i would say there's definitely going to be a lot of
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emotions. just through sort of all of the experiences thattive's had, myself personally, on the olympic level. and then just the feeling of being able to represent your country, and to be able to kind of lead your country into the village. it's a huge honor to me and, you know, as swimmers, we don't really think that we have this opportunity. but, yeah, i guess the opportunity that i have is a dream come true and one that i will remember for the rest of my life. >> we're going to be hosting that opening ceremony. when you walk in the stadium, make a right, come up the stairs, carry that flag right into the broadcast booth. >> we'll give you a big hug from us. double dog dare you. >> congratulations, michael. way to go. >> thanks, matt.
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>> all right. we'll talk more to michael in the days to come. let's go back to savannah in new york. >> okay, can you hear me now, matt and hoda? hello? hello? >> yes, we can. we've got it. we're going to turn now to "today food." all of this week we're cooking with our favorite farmer's market ingredients. we're going to transform farm fresh blur beberries into delics desserts. we have tasters downstairs. >> this one is our blueberry crumble bars. tastes kind of like pie but without all the work. we've got our crumb part and our blueberry mixture. we have sugar, flour, baking powder, a little bit of salt. whisk that together. then i'm going to add in some butter. this is just like what you do when you -- >> room temp. >> but this butter is actually cold.
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you want it cold to give it that nice flakiness. i'm going to use these forks and mash these in. if you have a pastry cutter, you can save a lot of time. add in your egg and water. once you get this nice crumble, nice crumbs there, you are almost done with this recipe. i'm going to add half of this into our prepared pan. >> looks like greased wax paper. >> i know. right? i'm going to press that in. once you get that down, leave about half for the top. here we have our blueberry filling. our sugar, a little lime juice. this is going to bring out that beautiful flavor. i'm going to add in a little flour to thicken in, some vanilla, and a little bit of cinnamon. this really brightens it, too. so delicious. once you get everything mixed in, we toss that in. yeah. goes right on top. >> do we cook this or chill it?
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>> we're going to cook it. then you're going to put the crumbs right on top. you're going to bake this for about 40 minutes. 30, 40 minutes. until it is beautiful and golden on top. >> what do you think, guys? >> phenomenal. >> so easy, too. >> just like pie without all the work. >> i love it. so now we've got our blueberry cheesecake, ice cream. this is no churn. you're going to create a beautiful syrup with the blueberries. then add some lime juice and some sugar. once this cooks down and you get it nice and thick and this beautiful syrup, you start on the mixture. cream cheese, some condensed milk and some vanilla. whip all of that together until it is nice and fluffy. then you're going to fold in some whipped cream. that's going to really lighten it up. then you're going to get in those blueberries, of course, that blueberry syrup that you bring to room temperature. gorgeous. you're going to fold that in,
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fold in your graham crackers and layer it. >> it looks gorgeous. i'm taking a bite. tasters, what do you think? >> i can't stop with the ice cream. >> it tastes like frozen cheesecake! >> it's amazing. >> it's absolutely beautiful. thank you so much. you want to get these recipes for all this week's farmer market inspired dishes, check out i'm ... ==gfx== a developing story this morning.. ==take vo good morning. 8:56. i'm sam brock. developing story this morning north of vacaville, an aggressive fire forced dozens of people from their homes. it broke out yesterday evening, east of lake mariessa and threatens about 35 homes. evacuees spent the night in a shelter in yellow county. firefighters from napa, solano and yellow counties are teaming up to fight this fire. it is burning now in rugged oak
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woodland. last report the fire was only 5% contained. happening right now, on our website, the video showing a car that went off a cliff along highway 9 in unincorporated saratoga killing a 19-year-old woman and injuring a 15-year-old girl. police say the 19-year-old man who was driving the car ran off and are still looking for him. you can follow our tweets as well on the labor dispute involving court employees in santa clara county. they're on the picket lines now marching for higher wages and improvements to staffing. the job action forced the closure of courts in palo alto, morgan hill and sunnyvale and san jose may be difficult to get work done at the main courthouse and traffic in family division court. we'll see you in 30 minutes with more news.
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this morning on "today's take," oscar winners matthew mcconaughey and charlize theron take their star power to a new movie. then we cannot curb our enthusiasm for "nine lives" star cheryl hines. and the friday night opening ceremony approaches, we'veot some gold medal games. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in this f rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today," wednesday morning. it is going to be a lightning morning with tamron hall out here. 2016. >> hold on just a sec. i know you are going to say this is tamron's morning, but did you know that tamron hall's real name that she was born with was maggie mae? >> actually did know that.
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>> yes, he did. and willie loves me. he knows things about me, al roker. >> my grandfather adored his mom and just broke my mom's heart when she did not go along with the plan to name the child maggie mae hall. >> may we call you maggie mae once in a while? >> you can. i have friends who only call me m maggie mae. i have friends who call me mmh. my parents were in college near waco. there's a tamron, texas. but i do offer -- >> i do wonder sometimes what life would have been like if my life was maggie mae hall. could your name change your destiny, your fate? >> i think you've done pretty well. >> i'm eternally grateful to the lord and my family.
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but like maggie mae hall. would that like -- would that change? if your name wasn't al, and your name was -- i don't know, jason, would it change? >> that just freaks me out. >> jason roker. >> that's what i mean. >> willie, what if your name was -- >> greg. >> greg. >> yeah. >> change the way you think about yourself. >> right. because willie, whenever people on the street, what's up with willie? they instantly feel like -- williwil will willie. what does snoop call al roker? >> al. >> drake. i love, love drake. it's tony bennett -- transition. tony bennett's 90th birthday? i want him to do a collabo with drake. >> he wants to do with it beyonce. he says, "that beyonce. she's great." tony bennett is to me the epitome. we're doing a series on living
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legends. folks 90 or older. norman leer a couple weeks ago. tony bennett now. it really is inspiration. they're sharper than ever, living their life, doing their craft. amazing. >> real quick, do you think it is because he hangs out with younger people? like tony bennett and lady gaga. they have -- i saw them together. their bond is real. he's doing a duet with beyonce, do you think that's a part of why he's had this zest z? >> he's just cool. >> and he's active. i saw him a few weeks ago literally on 5th avenue and 57th street. he said, hey, al, good to see you. see you in a couple of weeks. >> no security. >> no. this icon walking the streets. amazing! let's talk olympics. opening ceremony on friday, breaking news this morning we broke here on the "today" show, the most decorated olympian of all times, michael phelps, has
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been named the flag bearer at the opening ceremony. he came out of retirement in 2014. matt and hoda talked to him a little bit earlier this morning and asked him what it will feel like to carry that flag on friday night. >> i mean i would say there is definitely going to be a lot of emotions. just through sort of all of the experiences that i've had, myself personally on the olympic level. and then you know, just the feeling of being able to represent your country and to be able to kind of lead your country into the village. it's a huge honor to me and as swimmers, we don't really think that we have this opportunity. but, yeah, i guess the opportunity that i have is a dream come true and one that i will remember for the rest of my life. lest anybody think michael fl s
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phelps was phoning it in, he wasn't really. we had a technical problem with the audio. >> hotline was ringing. >> that's going to be amazing. one other thing. so yesterday i did an interview for the sunday show with america's oldest track and field athlete. he's 41 years old, bernard lagot. he's running in the olympics in 5,000 meters. grew up in kenya. super nice guy. really friendly. he said, willie, i have to tell you something. i said what? he said, i was hoping it would be tamron hall. he was kind of bummed that i was there. >> he's got a little maggie mae. >> happily married, beautiful family. >> well that story took a turn. >> but he's a fan. say hello to bernard. >> hey, bernard. hi, bernard's wife. that's how i roll. >> this friday 7:30 on nbc. >> so the oldest track person is 41? >> he's 41. >> oldest olympian is --
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>> 52. >> -- 52. >> wow! that's incredible. >> only ten years older than i. how are you? i'm the oldest person going to the olympics. >> but you're the only person that's seen suicide squad. >> do you read reviews before you go to the movie? >> yes. >> do they influence you? >> last night's "suicide squad" that i read, i'm not going to go see it. >> not one review influences me. but if i see a bunch that says it is terrible. >> i went, i thought it was a good movie. was it the best movie ever? no. but let's put it this way. this was the premier. there are all the stars up there. some of the fans are unhappy with the negative rating the movie received on rotten tomatoes' website. they ratesed it 35% by comparison rating "dory" 94%. more than 10,000 people backing a change.org petition.
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site should be shut down because critics seem to give dc extended universe movies unjust bad reviews. >> i did not know that. now i'll go see it. the review i read -- >> will smith's terrific in it. >> i'm seeing it. >> it blows it away. jared leto as the joker is terrific. >> so the reviews are rougher -- >> on dc movies than marvel movies. >> i'm going to go see it. >> i liked it. i think it is a fun movie. viola davis is terrific, in charge of the squad. they're just great performances. >> that's the thing about reviews. many times there are agendas and different things. i read that review last night and it was so extreme. >> i thought maybe we saw a different movie. >> okay. i'm going to go see it. >> is that a microsome with the problem of online reviews. you go to a great restaurant, you go to yelp and on top somebody had an agenda.
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>> the restaurant reviews, i read the movie ones. the restaurant ones i never read anymore. i've been burned too many times. i've gone to restaurants and i'm like you've got to be -- your mother wrote all those reviews. >> speaking of reviews, let's review something else. it's august 3rd -- >> it's his favorite thing. >> -- okay? first week of august, they're putting out pumpkin flavored stuff already. >> no! >> we now have pumpkin spice flavored cheerios that will be on shelves later this month. >> i can see this in october. isn't it early, though? >> it's supposedly got real pumpkin puree, cinnamon -- >> skim for you. >> pour you some milk. >> is this whole? i only do whole. >> she wants the whole. >> before you put the milk on it, just taste it on its own. this doesn't taste anything like pumpkin. >> yeah, it does. >> it does?
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>> tasted like pumpkin latte drink. >> yeah, there is a little bit in there. >> so it is out now? >> it will be out later this month. >> go ahead and tell them your beef with pumpkin spice. >> there's just too much pumpkin spice everything. it is just ridiculous. >> every year al goes on about this. >> now cheerios. >> if you want to, al roker's never really angry. but if you want to see the hair on his -- oh. >> that's not nice. >> what were you talking about? >> she went all maggie mae. >> i went all maggie mae. did you know -- here is a fun fact -- if a dog has an upset stomach, pumpkin puree helps cure that. >> how do you get them to take it? >> read it in an online review? >> no, mae love was not feeling well. pumpkin puree helps a dog with a little upset stomach. >> now you know.
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let's check your weather and see what's going on right now, shall we? in rio, as we look ahead toward the weekend, it is going to be spectacular. two yeses on the pumpkin spice? >> i kind of like it. october would be better. >> looking good. we're also looking at a lot of heat, continually. i mean, unfortunately, we got heat advisories for 16 million people. not like last week but we are going to be looking at temperatures well over 100 from san antonio into the midwest. for today, even as far north as detroit we're into the 80s. des moines, 89. thursday the heat moves into buffalo, down to austin, and by friday we've even seen temperatures getting up into the 90s near burlington, vermont. that's what's going on around the country. here's w as we get a live look outside at san jose, we have a
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bright, beautiful sunshine and nice, comfortable temperatures at least for now. it is 63 degrees with a high of 86. and a look at all of our microclimates and highs in fairfield up to 95 degrees. 86 in santa rosa and san francisco at 67. it will still be in the 80s to lower 90s from spots from the south bay all the way up to fairfield. >> how is the aftertaste? >> there is a slight acid aftertaste. but, they're tasty. al roker didn't believe that i would tell the truth. he thinks i was not being honest. >> honey nuts are still the best. >> yes, honey nut cheerios are thebomb. love them. that's live cereal. that's close. up next, matthew mckconaughy and charlize theron after this. ♪
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if you're looking for a good family movie this summer, check out kubo and the two strings. >> it is an animated adventure. >> two of the stars, charlize theron and matthew mcconaughey. >> it is very cool. it was a very hard job to sit there across from matthew and charlize. but of course, somebody had to do it. "kubo and the two strings" follows a young boy through ancient japan as he tries to discover his own story through his family's past along the way. >> if you must blink, do it now. >> reporter: it took more than 1 million man hours and five years to create these incredible images. but bringing these characters to life are academy award winners charlize theron and matthew mcconaughey. >> have you seen this crest before? is. >> of course. >> this is a miracle. >> reporter: theron plays a pragmatic and maternal monkey. >> i encourage you not to die.
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>> reporter: and mcconaughey plays a forgetful samurai named beatle. >> hahaha. >> reporter: after more than two decades in the movie business, both signed on with certain younger critics in mind. >> neither one of us have made many films that our kids can watch. >> that are kid-friendly? is. >> your family is very powerful. >> reporter: for theron, while the role was new, the story felt very familiar. >> this kind of like makeshift family that's made is not your quintessential cookie cutter idea of what a family is like. for me, i really resonated with that idea because my family isn't that. firing an arrow is hardly what i call -- impressive. >> literally the first time i've ever done it. >> how nice was it to be able to walk into work in your pajamas with be no hair, no makeup.
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>> it was so great. >> what did you wear? >> i think i was in sweats and t-shirts. super, super comfy stuff. just the whole environment was just very relaxed. >> do you need a little help? >> no. no. >> reporter: mcconaughey got a little more physical with his approach. >> there was a lot of times where beatle had to be winded. jogging around the room, drop down, do push-ups, do whatever, step outside, come back in. it is a lot easier to do that than fake being winded. >> he did fthat right before we came in. >> i just did. >> going to warm up the guns a little bit for us? >> just want to get winded. >> reporter: this summer, both theron and mcconaughey are taking a break from their busy work schedules for a little r&r. >> it's been a busy year. i've worked a lot. the whole family is really excited to kind of pack up and do a little traveling. >> reporter: over at the mcconaughey house, they've got olympics on the brain. you're a house divided. do you cheer for team usa or for team brazil ? >> oh, i'll be cheering for tamm
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usa. my children have duel citizenship. my son will be cheering for team brazil. >> what kind of professor will professor mcconaughey ? >> i'm, fortunately, talking about something i know about. it is helpful. it is a script-to-screen class. it is what i wished i would have learned in film school. >> your quest is now my quest, too. >> i'm leer to protect you, k ocho kobo. >> i think ultimately it teaches about the beauty of life and that the beauty of life is not necessarily what you think it is going to be. >> you've got to fight, you've got to work hard, you've got to have a lot of courage to finish your own story. >> love that! >> as if there wasn't already enough star power in this film,
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i'm feelin' it. let's get it going. it's hump day. justin bieber just tipped his toe into the ep eckanye/taylor feud. yes, it's still going, still dominating some headlines. the pop star mysteriously posted this photo on a face time session with the rapper and a couple friends. the caption -- taylor swift, what up? while no one is sure what bieber meant, it didn't take long for the #taylorswiftwhatup to light up online. taylor swift has yet to respond. that's my latest update. will smith was a special guest on colbert. during a commercial break the band started playing will smith's hit "summertime." the star couldn't resist hopping on the mike. here it is. ♪
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♪ >> so, here it is. 25 years ago, can you believe that's when that song came out? i was living in philadelphia, hanging out at fairmont park. michelle obama wowed it last night at the white house during the white house state dinner for the prime minister of singapore. the first lady opted for this ivory column gown from american designer brandon maxwell! also known as lady gaga's good friend and stylist. michelle's look was reminiscent of gaga's head-turning jump suit. it landed the singer on several best-dressed lists. where do you think brandon maxwell's from? >> philly. >> texas. coming up, talking to "nine lives" star cheryl hines.
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i'm ... ==take vo== the bus driver may have been run off the road. good morning, 9:26, i'm sam brock. the bus driver may have been run off the road. that is is according to a passenger on the charter bus that crashed early yesterday morning north of mer set. five people died, 18 are injured. moments before the crash it appeared the driver was trying to pass another vehicle and expected that car to yield. the passenger tells the newspaper that the bus was forced from northbound highway 99 and into a pole. the driver is seriously injured and investigators have not been able to interview him yet. a fire burning north of va kaville has forced dozens o of people from their homes. it's threatening about 35 homes right now. evaccue wees spent the night at
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a shelter. they are working together fighting those flames. the fire is only 5% contained and burning in rough oak woodland. we'll get a look of your weather and traffic right after this break. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
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♪ good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside. you see some clouds rolling across and the temperature at 59 degrees. we mostly have some 50s and some e low 60s. even up to mid-60s for livermore and concorde. that's where temperatures will be hitting the upper 80s to mid-90s. fairfield at 95 degrees. 88 in concorde. a high of 84 degrees. along the coastline and in san francisco, we'll have some upper 60s and some cooler weather into the next several days. let's head over to mike still tracking slowing in the south bay. >> this has been a trouble spot. the rest of the bay shs not a problem. lots of red.
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whichever side of the freeway you call it there. that crash still watching the left two lanes and that's the big jam. 101 looking better after earlier crashes through that area cleared. we have 880 northbound still slow. 85 coming into coopertino. as we zoom out, we're looking at this surface street. they both have a lot of signals to get through the stretch. plan on delays heading into that area. back to you. >> some fair warning, thank you. that's going to do it for us now. we'll send you back to the "today" show. ♪ ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh ♪ hush my darling... ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. [snoring.] ♪ hush my darling... [snoring.] ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ the lion sleeps tonight.
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[snoring.] take the roar out of snore. yet another innovation only at a sleep number store. taking a look at the headlines, an emirates airliner jetliner crashed making an emergency landing in dubai. the plane, a boeing 777, was arriving from india. the aircraft skidded on landing and exploded into flames. remarkably, all passengers are safe. emirates blames a mechanical issue for the crash. new jersey governor. >> cris: ty is scolding republican presidential nominee donald trump over his comments critical of the parents of a muslim-american soldier killed in iraq. christie, one of trump's biggest supporters, said they have the right to say whatever they want. trump claims he was viciously
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attacked by khizr khan last week when he spoke at the democratic national convention. a new jersey man claims five people trespassed on his property knocking on his door asking for permission to go get pokemon in the backyard. he's seeking class action status along with others claiming about pokemon go and trespassing. some olympic officials are looking ahead to the 2020 olympics. the international olympic committee is voting on including five sports to the tokyo olympics four years from now. they are baseball, softball, surfing, karate, skateboarding, and sport climbing. and would add 18 events and almost 500 more athletes to the games. here's a cute image, if you're far from it. a mama bear in alaska went above and beyond for her young cub that apparently doesn't yet know how to swim. the cub hitched a ride on her back. that's how i get in every day with al roker.
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the cub could not bear the thought of getting its feet wet. >> talk about riding "bare back." it had the desired effect. let's show you what's going on for today. we do have wet weather in the southeast. making its way into the mid mississippi river valley. an enhanced risk of strong storms up in the northern plains. west coast looks spectacular. so much humidity, it is more humid in phoenix than it is in dallas this morning. that almost never happens. for tomorrow, more wet weather into the southeast, slight risk of strong storms, northern mississippi river valley, monsoonal moisture continues in the southwest there with the risk for flash flooding. looking ahead this weekend, rio looking fabulous. lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 80s as e we get a live look outside, san francisco, the clouds are clearing out.
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it's now 61 degrees there. we will have a beautiful day with highs in the mission district reaching 67. 83 in redwood city. in napa expect a high of 82 degrees. 75 in oakland. and pleasanton up to 92 degrees. hot in spots like fairfield reaching 95. temperatures will be coming down over the next several days. >> how those pumpkin spice cheerios? >> sticking with me. >> all right. she's the brave actress who put up with all of larry david's uncomfortable takes playing his wife cheryl david on the hit hbo series "curb your enthusiasm." >> now she plays in "nine lives." >> the cat is not a fan of spacey's ex-wife.
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>> ahh. oh, madison, i've been a bad kitty. >> hey, you! >> meow! >> whoa! cheryl, good morning. >> yeah. good morning. >> wow. wow. >> i do man stunts. are you impressed with that? >> that's pretty good. >> there is a lot to talk about. >> kevin spacey is a very successful, big businessman. right? >> too busy for his family. >> right. >> doesn't spend a lot of time with his family. then something happens. >> a magical accident. >> yes. you got it! and then christopher walken, who was on last week, is the only person that knows that kevin
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spacey is now a cat. he's a cat whisperer. you got it. >> are you a cat lover? >> i like cats. i don't -- i don't like kitty litter. >> no one is a fan of kitty litter. but it is a necessity. but you have a lot of other animals in your home. >> i do. >> a tortoise? >> five. >> where do they go? >> they wander around. >> you don't have cat litter for them? >> they're not in the house. >> that is in the house. >> okay. that -- that is just a shell. >> oh. >> that used to be a pet but he passed. >> so he's a side table. >> now, wait. >> this is an emu. >> that's in your home? >> unfortunately, yes. >> what's the emu's name? >> his full name is tobias but we call him toby for short. >> toby gets free run of the house? >> no! she should not.
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but i have a giant dog that can open the door. so the dog opens the door -- >> for the emu to come in. >> yeah. it's not i'm not saying this is a good idea. >> you might come down for breakfast one morning and -- boom -- toby's in the kitchen. >> that has happens before. >> no cat in all of that? >> no cat, no. because people have allergies in my house. so cats -- not emus -- >> that's good. season nine, "curb your enthusiasm." have you guys started filming yet? >> have not started filming yet, no. >> what's the schedule? is. >> you tell me. >> let's call now. >> i mean i'm just getting bits and pieces every now and then. so i know what's happening. i know i'm involved. >> will you guys get back together? >> i have no idea. i don't know. that i don't know.
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he doesn't tell me anything. you know that. and because it's all improvised, there are no scripts. so i'll never -- i'll never be sitting at home one day and someone going, oh, here's your new script. that will nev happen. >> we're starting monday, show up. >> that's how it happens. >> that's a lot like this show. >> we take after you guys. >> only funny. >> no. >> yes. >> i watch you guys every day. i wake up, i -- >> does toby watch? >> like always. that's what he does. he's coming at you. >> i like that. toby's like -- >> he's like, "i need to get to the "today" show." >> we need to visit you at home. >> love that. >> cheryl, thank you. congratulations on the movie. "nine lives" is in theaters on friday. up next, the competition in rio begins today and with the grand opening ceremony on
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the entire family, kicking things off with a really great beverage. this patriotic smoothie in red, white and blue. bring out your patriotic serving ware an this political true. this is our name your nation game. find out countries that are participating on the official website, put all the countries on cards and have people try to guess and match up the countries with the flags. >> pin the name on the flag. >> i called the kids out too early because i was obsessed with them. >> our future olympians. yes. >> this is the best part! >> they are wearing their favorite red, white and blue. we have everything from from nike to levi's, converse, little bit of vineyard vines, our favorite h & m for a fabulous price point. i love fab kids 2. lots of great brands. they're all lists on today.com for a listing of all the
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adorable clothing items. we can't forget all of the fabulous crafts that you can do in line with celebrating the olympics. you know what, in ancient greece, they didn't give our medals, they gave our wreaths. this is a greek wreath with leaves, construction paper. these are things you would already have in your own home. >> i would wear this now. >> this is nice because there's four crowns within literally one box. these are patriotic cups that kids can craft literally. the idea is to personalize your cup with stickers and stampers and pens and they're really going at it. >> or make your own torch with a wooden spoon, tissue paper and construction paper. we have lilly and will. they are literally going to with just some glue -- literally. there is a wooden spoon in here. just paint some flames, tuck it in some tissue and with a little
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bit of shipping tape, already things that you already have in your own home. here we have an olympic ring toss. these are things you have at your pool. these are glass but you can use plastic bottles as well. >> for the adults we have some trivia questions. these are posted on today.com. this is the first time south america's hosting the olympics. true or false? >> that's true. >> true. >> absolutely. that's true. go usa! >> go olympians. they're very excited about it. >> they're like, uh, hello. head to today.com for more ideas on the patriotic olympic ensembles that all these cute kids are wearing. up next, the reggae sound you want to add to your weekend play list. the dirty heads make their
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john, matt, david and sean. nothing like a little morning jam. you are on your way to texas tonight to play a show so we appreciate you stopping through. you guys though actually have been together for 20 years. >> no. that's wrong. we met when we were 15 but the band started like -- we've been together for like ten years. >> all right. you've been together a decade. but with this new album you guys have really blown up. fair to say? >> it's been a gradual climb, i think. >> nothing about this interview is correct! >> no. >> there is an angry octopus logo though. >> but you are going to do a song for us now. >> we are indeed. >> i with one is that? >> "all i need." >> hit it! dirty led.
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=trx at ck= get ready for warm temperatu temperatures in the south bay today in the upper 80 toz 90 degrees. pacifica, 72 degrees. redwood city at 83. the financial district at 64. 86 in santa rosa. oakland up to 75 with lower 0s
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for the trivalley. the next couple days, temperatures will be cooler with a nice weekend ahead. now let's head over to mike to see if there's any slowdowns on the roads now. >> we have had problems throughout the morning in the south bay. we continue to see the most dramatic slowing. i want to tell you about this issue on the peninsula. south 101 with the freeway blocked. they cleaned most of it up. stay over to the right lane. i want your car to stay clean. the rest of the bay shows a smoother flow of traffic. the earlier crash north of 280 was the big problem. we're recovering. happening on our website, we're updating the story about a car that went off the cliff along highway 9 and kill ed a 19-year-old woman and injured a 15-year-old girl and vice president found the driver. we're tweet iing and e we expla
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the labor dispute in the santa clara county. employees are on the picket line right now. we'll have another local news update inclauding traffic and weather in a half an hour. and all the news on nbcbayarea.com.
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♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. you made it to hump day! >> yes. >> regis is our hump day hunk today. it's wednesday, august 3rd and the legendary tony bennett 's 90 birthday. in the rainbow room for a birthday bash. >> it's going to be terrific. >> let's just take a moment. ♪ ♪ and let me play >> that guy has got a voice. >> still

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