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new school year and to the parents as well. that's what's happening "today in the bay." >> all right. we'll see you again in 30 minutes with the olympic coverage at 10:00. good morning. diving for gold. an incredible photo finish wins the women's 400 meters. >> it will be a dive by miller for the line. >> allyson felix edged out of the gold by a desperated they first leap but a silver medal making her the most decorated female track star in u.s. history. >> oh boy. >> in gymnastics, a bobble on the beam dashes simone biles's chance of winning a record five gold medals in rio. laurie hernandez haking silver. biles settling for bronze. she'll have one more shot at gold "today," tuesday, august 16th, 2016.
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>> he makes it look easy right now. >> and the united states is onto the quarterfinals. >> this was a tremendous routine. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition from rio and new york. can we start by saying it's a beautiful day. can we show you a shot of the most decorated u.s. woman in olympic track and field history. that is allyson felix. she now has -- [ applause ] a dramatic finish to the 400 meter. >> incredible one.
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also it was the finish that people will be watching for a long, long time. >> it was a dive that ended in basically a photo finish. >> today is also the final day of gymnastics. simone biles is looking to bounce back on the floor. she finally proved by the way that she's human, all right. she lost her balance on the beam. ended up with a bronze medal. you have to give it to 16-year-old laurie hernandez. she made the most of her lone individual event nabbing the silver. they hugged it out afterwards. hear from both of them in a little bit. a pretty dramatic night yesterday. >> ups and downs. let's head back to new york and savannah joins us now. what have you got cooking there? >> good morning. we have a big story here. they call this the worst flooding since superstorm sandy. the latest on flooding going on in louisiana right now. this morning we have a
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bird's-eye view of the damage and destruction as new communities are put on alert for water that is still rising. we'll have that in a moment. >> all right, savannah. thanks very much. let's bring in natalie in for a look at the olympic action from a day that saw the u.s. not winning a gold medal for the first time, first olympic day since the 12th day of beijing. >> wow. >> i know. it's incredible. you mentioned that dramatic track finish and a rare slip from simone biles. there was also weather and technical issues that made monday a day to remember. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> in the women's 400 meters, a photo finish. shaunae miller winning gold and upsetting allyson felix in her signature event. >> now felix. >> catching up to miller, felix had eyes on a fifth gold medal
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but at the last second, miller threw herself over the line. despite the second place finish, felix is now the most decorated woman in track and field history winning her seventh medal in what could be her last olympic competition. >> it's been a fight all season. i gave it all i had tonight. >> the dramatic race capping an already chaotic day here in rio. heavy rain delayed several events. earlier in the day, an overhead camera broke away from its cable at the olympic park causing seven minor injuries. when the events resumed, kenya's david won his second consecutive gold in the 800 meter. american clayton murphy took bronze. in pole vault, another bronze for the americans. sam kendricks rocketing over the bar earning the u.s.'s first medal in the event since 2004 but for other olympians a day of
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frustration and heartbreak. a false start in round one of the 110 hurdles. tearing off his bib as we left the track. his olympic hopes dashed. for gymnastics superstar simone biles, a rare misstep. slipping on the balance beam nearly falling off. the 19 year old finished strong but it wasn't enough to come heavily favored to win the event, biles came away with bronze while her teammate 16-year-old laurie hernandez took silver. her first individual medal. edging out the americans. sanne wevers of the netherlands. biles, who already has three gold medals, will have another shot later today in the floor exercise. for men's beach volleyball, it's the end of the line.
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phil dalhuasser and nick lucena falling to brazil after a dismal first set. the americans came back, forcing a tiebreaker. >> and he puts it away! >> but the brazilians rallied, cheered on by their hometown fans. >> brazil has beaten the united states. >> tonight april ross and kerri walsh jennings will compete in the semifinals with jennings two victories away from her fourth straight olympic gold. here's where the medal count stands this morning. team usa still with a commanding lead followed by china, great britain, and russia. highlighting today's events, again it is the last day of gymnastics, including that floor finals for the women. in track and field men's high jump final and usain bolt back in action in the men's 200. and beach volleyball, team usa the women taking on brazil. semifinals. let's go. >> it's midnight. >> al and i were at the men's game yesterday. it was tough to watch. brazil played well.
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can we bring in somebody we love on this show. allyson felix who was just denied gold by that dive in the 400 meters. good morning. nice to see you. >> good to see you guys. >> did you know who won at the end of the race? were you sure? >> i wasn't sure, no. i was staring up at the board trying to see how it would sort out. >> take me through the last 10, 15 meters of that. >> i just dug deep. to me this year has been all about fighting and so i knew i was just going to give all i had and fight and i felt like i did that. you know, i left it all out there. >> not every day you see a dive like that in track and field. is that something that as a track athlete you're used to seeing or does this happen every now and then? >> not used to seeing that. it happens every now and then. it's not too common. >> you have said to us in the past that the 400 meters is a beast. >> it is. >> from start to finish, you said i left everything out there. you have no choice. how did you feel during the race? >> it wasn't my best race. i felt like it got a little bit
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away from me and coming home is when i just tried to give all i had. it's outside of my comfort zone. i feel like i'm a sprinter and it's stepping a little bit outside of what i'm used to. >> can we point out that with the silver medal you are the most decorated track runner, olympian, in u.s. history. have you been able to get your head around that title? >> not quite. you know, it is something that i am definitely very, very proud of. it's been so many years and so much hard work and something that to be in the same sentence as jackie joyner-kersee that's going to take time to sink in. >> talk about the journey. there have been ups and there have been downs and yet here you are with another medal in 2016. >> it's been a wild year. in april i had a crazy accident in the gym. i had this ankle injury. at that moment i thought that i wasn't going to be here at all. >> you came to the "today" show on crutches a month and a half
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ago or something like that. >> it was pretty crazy. and then from then on my beloved chloe passed, my dog, and then just before i left from the states, my grandfather passed. it seemed like everything was happening. like i said, it was time to just fight. >> a lot of young girls look up to you and watch you and the way you held yourself after yesterday's race and the fact that you're here with us today speaks a lot about you. what do you hope to communicate to young kids watching you? >> i hope i can get across that you're going to have obstacles and adversity. let your spirit shine through. keep fighting no matter how the cards are stacked against you. don't let that get you down. >> how many olympic games for you now? >> this is number four. >> in our history with you, you have shown class every single time. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> allyson, thank you. love you. let's turn now to --
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[ applause ] >> you can clap. >> we'll turn now to drama in gymnastics. simone biles and aly raisman will compete in the floor exercise on the heels of monday's drama. as we said biles took the bronze on the balance beam while laurie hernandez nabbed the silver. i was there, i had a chance to talk to the medal winners when they left the podium. >> american simone biles has already made usa gymnastics history. >> for three-time gold medalist simone biles the road to a record five gold medals ended on the balance beam. >> she's so fantastic. she's so consistence. >> she started off strong. >> beautiful. >> then uncharacteristically faltered midway touching the beam. >> oh, boy. >> seeing that mistake, dutch gymnast sanne wevers adjusted her own routine. >> that is so hard. >> doing something less difficult, and winning gold. >> crazy good. >> laurie hernandez took silver
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and biles got bronze. >> are you okay? how did you feel about -- >> i'm disappointed in how i performed my beam set. not in the medal that i got, because it's fine. but if you think about it, i'm the only gymnast out here that has done this as many times as i have. so i have to give myself props for that. >> hernandez was the silver lining for team usa. >> great form. >> just 16 years old competing in her first ever international meet, hernandez followed wevers with a rock solid routine full of jumps, flips, turns. >> wow. >> nailing her dismount and walking away with her first individual medal. a silver. >> this was a tremendous routine. >> this is your first individual medal at the olympic games. when you did your dismount, did you think to yourself, i think i got something here? >> yeah. i mean, i've been training so hard. i'm glad i just did the routine i've been doing in practice. i have no regrets. >> do you feel relieved?
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>> kind of. i thought i was going to throw up. that was the most nervous i've ever been before a meet. once i got on the beam i was more calm than usual. >> you were? >> yes. >> very nice. >> how happy are you for laurie? i saw you wrap her arms around her and hug her with that megawatt smile. >> i couldn't be more proud of laurie in how she performed tonight and how she held herself this whole olympic experience. you would think it's her second time at the olympics. i'm so proud of her. >> friends from way back now silver and bronze medal winners with biles already looking ahead to her floor routine. one more tomorrow night. do you feel good about tomorrow? we love you. >> we love it. thank you. >> look at you right in the heart of it. >> i was so into that. one of the most fun things i think we get to do on the show is when parents show up.
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we have tony and wanda hernandez, laurie's mom and dad. by the way i told laurie that you guys were going to be here in the morning and she was so excited. she was looking around for you last night or yesterday afternoon. tell me what you guys talked about after her win. >> it was just an incredible feat. it still hasn't hit us to be quite honest. it's just one of these things that it's so surreal. it just hasn't hit us yet. >> just before she competes, you guys hold hands and do a little prayer circle. i could see you before each -- tell us why that's important. >> we think faith before everything. we are so grateful and humble for the experience and laurie to go out there and to shine with her usa team and the comradery of the team of usa, the coaches. we're just so grateful for the opportunity for laurie to be here and just to see her big smile. baby, we love you, girl. >> we love her too. we love her too.
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>> thanks for coming by this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. coming up, we'll hear from the final five aly raisman and you'll see both aly and simone compete on the floor exercise tonight during nbc's prime-time olympic coverage starting at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> more to come from rio. right now we want to go to new york and check in with savannah. >> thank you so much. >> we move to that desperate situation unfolding right now in louisiana. some of the worst flooding in the u.s. in years triggered by nearly two feet of rain and this morning even more communities are facing a danger of new flooding. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in baton rouge again for us this morning. hi, gabe. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. the death toll has now climbed to at least seven. more than 20,000 people have been rescued. as we take a live look from this drone, you can see many areas are still inundated. the red cross now calling this the worst flooding disaster in the u.s. since superstorm sandy
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four years ago. this morning more communities are bracing for historic water levels as louisiana's record rainfall moves downstream. >> this is an unprecedented historic flood event. >> the army national guard giving us a firsthand look from the sky. there is plenty of water in wide swaths of louisiana but thankfully the water in some places appears to be receding. >> the rain has eased but other areas south of baton rouge are on high alert preparing for rising rivers. right now we're over one of the hardest hit areas. some parts got more than 31 inches of rain in just 48 hours. the residents here tell us they've never seen anything like this. >> a couple hours we probably had six foot of water. >> reporter: mark barely escaped with his wife and kids as the water rose in watson. >> basically we lost everything. other than our lives.
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>> reporter: a few pop-up showers are expected today but not enough to add to this flooding. the concern is the water that's already here moving downstream. thousands of people are packing emergency shelters. many schools are closed and roads, major roads, are shut down, savannah. >> thank you so much. turning now to the presidential race hillary clinton and donald trump trading new attacks on the campaign trail with vice president joe biden getting in jabs of his own and trump is causing a new stir with a controversial proposal. nbc's andrea mitchell is on the story this morning. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. hillary clinton will be campaigning here in philadelphia today where she needs to run up a huge vote to offset donald trump's strengths elsewhere in pennsylvania. this critical battleground state. a campaign faltering, donald trump is trying to shift gears. >> extreme vetting. >> reporter: going beyond his proposed ban on muslims entering the u.s. now unveiling an
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ideological test for would-be immigrants. >> in addition to screening empathizers of terrorist groups, we must screen out hostile attitudes toward our country. she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries we face. >> reporter: clinton enlisting trenton native vice president joe biden to challenge trump's fitness to be commander in chief. thoroughly unqualified to be president of the united states of america. >> reporter: while clinton leads trump in philadelphia and its suburbs, he is gaining among white working class voters in places like scranton. >> friends should not let friends vote for trump.
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>> reporter: what do you say to white, not college educated men in pennsylvania in scranton? >> take a look at the facts. take a look at what he's talking about. take a look at what we're talking about. >> reporter: and in our new nbc news survey monkey online poll out today, hillary clinton continues to hold a nine-point lead over donald trump nationally but a majority of voters continue to hold unfavorable views of both candidates with hillary clinton only slightly less unpopular ban donald trump. >> andrea mitchell on the trail for us. thank you. a programming note, later today we'll sit down for an exclusive interview with hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine and his wife, anne holton. we'll have that conversation for you tomorrow morning on "today." for now, we'll send it back to matt, hoda and al in rio. >> we look forward to that interview, savannah. thanks very much. you have more on that flooding back home. >> more rain there and that rain is going to make its way up into the mid plains and eventually into the northeast.
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you can see it's meandering stationary front from texas into the great lakes with low pressure running along it. heavy showers and thunderstorms. flash flood watches for texas. three to four inches possible from mississippi on into texas and that wet weather makes its way into the northeast. not enough to alleviate the drought conditions there but we could look at two to three inches of rain. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now we have a lot of low
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clouds across the bay area. temperaturewise we are in the mid to upper 50s. and some low 60s in a couple of spots. our temperatures spread out as we go through the day. expect a high in the tri-valley to reach 93 degrees and 87 degrees in the north bay while san francisco is up to 66 degrees. upper 80s lgs in the south bay while the peninsula is at 77. over the next several days we continue to have the wide range in temperatures and hot inland. at's your latest weather. guys? >> thanks so much. coming up, gabby douglas and her mom speak out about harsh criticism over why she didn't put her hand over her heart during the national anthem. >> they're undefeated. why have the games been so close for the men's u.s. basketball team? we'll get into that but first this is "today" on nbc. comfort food...
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we continue to track the devastating clayton fire... a very dogood tuesday morni. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we continue to track the devastating clayton fire that's already destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses. right now the fire is 20% contained but more than 1500 structures remain in danger. we now know one man might be to blame. last night authorities announced the arrest of damin pashilk. the new picture was just released this morning. they say he's a serial arsonist accused of starting not only this fire but more than a dozen other fires over the past year. we'll continue to follow that. kari has a look at our forecast. >> many schools heading back today and we are going to start out with clouds and cool temperatures. here's a live look outside. 52 degrees.
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mostly upper 50s in oakland and palo alto and san jose, 62 degrees as we go through the day, temperatures warm up quite a bit away from the coastline. it will be up into the mid 80s for the north aband south bay. and a 92 degrees for morgan hill. 93 in livermore. also 93 in concord today while san francisco will be at 66 degrees. the clouds will have a hard time clearing out awe from the coast. now let's head over to mike to see how the traffic is moving. >> we're starting to see many more cars on the road. even the south bay no, problems out of morgan hill and gilroy in san jose. with a stall report just been the last seconds northbound 85 approaching union. around 17 for 280 as well. 880 southbound toward stevenson, a crash blocks your slow lane. some folks taking the dumbarton bridge. heavier there. northbound 880 slowing past the coliseum up from 238 to downtown. back to you. i'll be back with another local news update for you in
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♪ we're back now 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 16th day of august. it's good morning. a spectacular one on the beach here in ree yoechio. a nice crowd gathering before it gets too hot around here. >> the crowd keeps building. we have a lot to get to this half hour starting with this today's olympic headlines in track. it was a wild end to the women's 400 meters. miller of the bahamas pulled off the upset over allyson felix by diving head first over the finish line. a silver for felix made hert most decorated u.s. woman in olympic track & field history.
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seventh medal so far. >> we had a chance to talk to her in our last half hour. emma coburn was the first woman to medal in the women's ste steeplecha steeplechase. she took home the bronze. and men's will 800 meters got a bronze. >> and it is going to be rowdy tonight at women's beach volleyball. kerri walsh jennings and april ross will face the reigning world champs from brazil in the semifinals. gold medal is on the line. we'll be there. >> we're going to hear that all night long. >> yes, we are. >> let us begin though this half hour with the star athlete from team usa being forced to defend herself. natalie has more on that. >> guys, good morning. gabby douglas won gold as a member of the final five. however, she is also now facing rather harsh criticism online from people questioning everything from her sportsmanship to her patriotism.
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but now gabby and her mom are having their say. she was one of the breakout stars of the 2012 games. as a member of the fierce five, gabby douglas won gold along with the hearts of millions. here in rio, her graceful moves helped her team win gold but it's something she didn't do on the podium that put her at the center of the social media firestorm. >> you go from people's adoration to being the brunt of all the criticism and hatred. and it's hard. her nature is so giving and so kind. >> the backlash began whether douglas caught up in the moment didn't put her hand on her heart during the national anthem. cyber bullies pouncing on twitter. on the one hand, so proud of the final five gold win, on the other hand, so disappointed gabby douglas didn't salute the flag. douglas tweeting, in response to a few tweets i saw tonight, i always stand at attention out of respect for our country whenever the national anthem is played.
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i never meant any disrespect and apologize if i offended anyone. the criticism intensifying after douglas was accused of not cheering on her teammates during the individual competition. earning her the nickname crabby gabby. the tweets flooding in, i mean at least act like you're happy that your teammates won. #crabbygabby. and be a role model and show good sportsmanship. douglas later telling reporters i apologize if i seemed really mad in the stands. i wasn't. i always will support them and respect them in everything they do. i never want anyone to take it as i was jealous or i wanted attention. never. i support them and i'm sorry that i wasn't showing it. the attacks leading to accusations of cyber bullying with support rallying behind douglas online including actress and olympic super fan who had her own cyber bullying scandal. i just heard gabby get ago tacked on her page. show her the love you showed me. #loveforgabbyusa.
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>> she was deaf statd. she tried to push it off and not focus on it. but in the end, she couldn't understand it. >> the way to respond to the haters is show your support. a lot of people online doing. that #loveforgabbyusa trending. true story yesterday. my 3-year-old announced her her name is now gabby douglas. love for gabby usa. so love for gabby usa. >> when you know gabby douglas, you know she meant nothing by any of that stuff. >> i know. caught up in the moment. it's so tough to be a competitor at the olympics. >> yeah. >> natalie, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> we've been talking about that heat that continues in the east. and we're going to be seeing it out west as well. also, take a look. we got a risk of severe weather today. isolated tornadoes possible. western new york and parts of pennsylvania. we're watching this 51 million people at risk for severe storms later this afternoon and into late tonight. you can see that heat, big high
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pressure pumping up. oppressive temperatures. feels like conditions up and down the eastern seaboard. it feels like well over 100 degrees. and we got a wildfire danger out west that continues as well. the heat will continue to plague parts of california where their drought continues as well. that's what' as we start out this morning, we're seeing some clouds in san francisco. and expect it to be another day with highs in the mid to upper 60s. that weather continues through the week even into the weekend with no major changes. but it will be very hot fortin land areas, in the valleys reaching into the low 0s. even mid 90s for the next couple days. this weekend it will be a touch cooler with hypes reaching the upper 80s for saturday and sunday. add a little bit milder as we go into the start of early next week. nd get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on
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what gets you started. >> we're back with "today's" olympic start. the u.s. men's basketball team has advanced to the quarterfinals. they'll be in action tomorrow against argentina. >> you know what? they were actually busy on the beach on their day off on monday trying their hand at volleyball. however, there's a question following this team around. why aren't they dominating on the court? nbc's keir simmons is here with that. keir, good morning to you. >> good morning. we get it, right. they're young. they're having fun. if they're going to get serious, now would be a good time. the nba has some of the biggest names playing but the last three games have been close ones against mundane competition and that has some fans very quietly worried. they won every game. 100-97 victory. undefeated. >> the united states escapes with a victory. >> are they just a little uninspiring? >> they've been playing not as
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well as they should but he had should win gold. >> coach k. has to get it together. >> expectations are high. u.s. basketball has medaled in every olympic since 1984. this team confident ahead of the games. >> i enjoy competing and enjoy playing basketball. >> but barrel surviving three-point nail biters against serbia and france. >> if our defense stays this bad as far as team usa goes, they could get upset in the medal round. >> off the court they've been team usa's biggest supporters congratulating michael phelps, cheering at beach volleyball. singing happy birthday to kerri walsh jennings. and there's so much else to do in rio. sightseeing. going to the beach. even trying their own hand at beach volleyball with the locals while casually sipping from coconuts. going into the quarterback finals this week, the team has scheduled more practices. this is their training center.
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a week ago jimmy butler did put an instagram photo from here. playing football. wrong sport. and in a line outside of the nba house -- >> you're wearing a clklay thompson jersey. >> big fan. >> we need you to make sure that they are going to bed early. not drinking too much. >> i will. >> that's a relief because their fans -- >> want to support my u.s. team. >> think gold should be a lay-up. the men's team could take a cue from the u.s. women. they won their group games by an average of 40 points. or they could look at how british basketball team has been doing. >> you're welcome on our team any time you want. >> should we bring in mike
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tirico, host of nbc's daytime coverage of the olympics. what's going on with the men's basketball team? >> they need to do what the women's team is doing. they had a game where they had 24 field goals in the first half. 22 of them were assisted. the women's team shares the ball. these guys do not. they play hero ball. they need to play better and work together. >> when you look at the outcome over france, serbia, australia, is this a team that hasn't gelled yet,? >> the talent is down. now, they are tremendous players like carmelo anthony and kevin durant but they need to play within more of of a team system. >> yesterday simone biles had that bobble. did that take the pin out of the pressure so she can go on the floor tonight and say let's let this one go and have fun? >> i think you're right.
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she can walk away with four golds. because she had potential and could win five because of what she's done on the way to rio, it almost feels like a bit of a letdown but four goals would be something special. >> let's end on the dive in 400 meters yesterday. allyson felix edged out by sche shaunae miller of the bahamas. you need to be all in to take a dive at the end of the race. >> we don't see it very often. american fans were disappointed, is that fair? however you get the torso there, that's the difference maker others people would put hands out to break the line. you do that a few times, it's not really going to get your body back. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> a real mark. a golden mark for her. good for her. bummer for allyson.
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cheerlea cheerlea cheerle cheerleader. >> we hear you are traveling seeing a lot of events. we want you to come check us out. please come check us out. who? >> leslie jones! >> who? >> leslie jones! >> jones had a response online within the hour. >> i can't come to your event but i'm'm sending you slay all day. go out and kill them. somebody better dunk too because i'm going to be disappointed. >> look for brittney griner to dunk against japan. the rock is completing the 22 pushup challenge raising awareness for veterans. in this video, he's calling out a certain olympic superstar. >> kevin hart, jj watt, simone manual, we're so proud of you. to all of you veterans out
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good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds as we start out the die. looking over san francisco. low clouds and temperatures in the upper 50s. as you head out the door. also seeing 50s elsewhere, with low 60s in san jose. also gets a peeks of sun coming out from behind the clouds. as we go through lathe morning and the inland areas as well as fairfield and morgan hill, low 90s. concord and livermore, 93. 73 for concord as well as oakland. and 85 degrees today in santa rosa while the coast will be in the mid 60s. we will continue on with this wide rag nlg in temperatures through the rest of the week. now let's head over to mike to see what's happening on the roadways. >> we have a nice flow of traffic. 880 slows northbound through san leandro just off of 238. southbound was slow out of hayward.
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fremont, the crash cleared, still slow with you see that arrow down the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. 680 slow through pleasanton. 101 and 237 slow northbound and westbound in toward mountain view. that's the slowest drive for the south bay. bottom of the screen stall has cleared. if you're waiting to take your kids to cool in morgan hill, you're tell okay. slowing from san martin avenue up to east dunn. that's it. i'll keep my eyes on things here as well. >> thanks so much, mike. happening now on nbcbayarea.com, the serial arsonist expected of starting the clayton fire. damin pashilk was taken into kus toy to difficult yesterday. the clayton fire has destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses. trending on twitter this morning, police say a person attacked and robbed at the westfield center in san francisco. the it comes after a man was found dead in a staircase at that same mall last week. on our facebook page we posted a photo of a dog abandoned at a dumpster in the north bay.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, thrills and spills. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> team usa's allyson felix misses gold by a nose coming in a very close second in the women's 400-meter race. while gymnastics superstar simone biles has a rare misstep on the beam as she takes home the bronze and teammate laurie hernandez wows to win silver but with team spirit. >> i think all of the girls agree there's nothing as amazing and special as being able to win that team gold medal. whatever else happens, you know, the rest is icing on top of the cake. >> natalie catches up with the
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final five's team captain as aly raisman gets set to defend her gold medal in today's floor exercise finals. and over the edge. >> be careful. >> natalie and jenna's latest daring stunt. a real cliff-hanger in rio, "today," tuesday, august 16th, 2016. ♪ >> from the big apple to the shores of copacabana, it's live from rio! >> a shout out to dmv d.c., maryland and virginia and across the united states. >> shout out to pennsylvania. >> westchester. >> pittsburgh. >> go usa! >> we're back now 8:00 on a tuesday morning. it's the 16th day of august, 2016.
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we sound like a broken record. it's another beautiful day here at the beach. we're walking down the promenade. we're having a usa parade. coming up, billy and natalie attempt surfing. one of them did really well. the other not so much. >> we also -- we teased this earlier. we have a surfing dog in the house. the dog's name is bono. >> make sure you get that right. no question about it. we'll check bono out in just a little while. let us start with the latest olympic news. nbc's peter alexander is over at olympic park with all that. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they have music blaring this morning. olympic park already filling up. team usa looking to get back on track today after going a full day without a gold. first time that's happened since
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beijing in 2008. it really was an evening of upsets and some surprises including american allyson felix barely missing out on her fifth career gold by fractions of a second in women's 400-meter race. >> as they hit the home straightaway, here's allyson felix. miller has the lead. felix is second. >> a sprinting sensation upset at her only individual shot at gold 400 meter with a headfirst dive, shaunae miller edging out allyson felix at the finish line. >> a really tough loss for allyson felix. >> so close officials needed a photo finish to determine the winners. the silver, felix's seventh career medal making her the most decorated female track and field athlete of all-time. passing jackie joyner-kersee. >> i wasn't sure. i was staring up at the board seeing how it would sort out. >> reporter: colorado native emma coburn grabbing bronze in the steeplechase.
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becoming the first american women to earn a mendal since it debuted in 2008. >> and crossing the line realizing i got third is unbelieve ability. >> in gymnastics, simone biles suffering her first major slipup faltering on the balance beam. >> oh boy. that's half a point. >> winning the bronze but ending her chance to take home a record five golds in rio. her teammate taking silver. her first individual medal. biles will go for a fourth gold today in the floor exercise where she's favored to win. >> i'm disappointed in how i perform my beam set. if you think about it, i'm the only gymnast out here that's performed as much as i have. so i have to give myself props for that. >> americans up against the second match point for brazil. >> brazil coming up big on the beach knocking off americans
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phil dalhuasser and nick lucena. the men's indoor volleyball team steam rolling ahead. advancing to the quarterfinals. >> to hang together and come back with two monster victories and take care of business. >> and a powerhouse performance in the pole vault. a new olympic record set becoming the first brazilian man to win gold in rio. clearing 19'19". >> i don't believe what i just saw. diago is on another planet. >> hard to say who was more excited about the victory. the pumped up athlete or the overjoyed hometown crowd. and not to be forgotten. and sam kendrick second lieutenant in the army reserve to win a bronze in that pole vault event. with 27 more golds up for grabs today. here is where your medal count stands. team usa fortifying its giant lead. look at that. well ahead of china, great
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britain and russia. great britain and russia together combining for just about as many medals as the u.s. has. on top today, simone biles and aly raisman in the women's floor exercise. on the track tonight, the men's high jump and then back on the beach, april ross and kerri walsh jennings face off against the reigning world champs from brazil with a trip to the final on the line. u.s. women 3-1 against brazil head to head. matt and hoda? >> it will be a good one. >> a barn burner. peter, thank you. savannah back in new york city with the other top stories of the morning. savannah? >> guys, good morning. in the news, the red cross says the flooding disaster in louisiana is now the worst since superstorm sandy four years ago. search teams found more victims in the baton rouge area on monday raising the death toll to at least seven. about 11,000 people are now in shelters and louisiana's governor is urging them to stay there until crews are able to clear the roads. new flooding is expected south
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of baton rouge now as rain swollen rivers surge toward the gulf of mexico. a man described by police as a serial arsonist has been charged with setting the wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes and other buildings in northern california. nbc's jo ling kent is in the town of lower lake this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. 17 counts of arson. also developing right now. a suspect has been named for being a serial arsonist. his name is damin pashilk. he'll be booked in court tomorrow. this may lead to answers for a community that is hurting after 175 homes and businesses burned to the ground. more than 1,000 firefighters fighting this fire that spans 4,000 acres.
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this community has been lucky in the past from wildfires, but this week, burned through downtown and main street. a lot of questions surrounding the anniversary of the wildfires last year. including the valley fire. does this arsonist have anything to do with the smaller fires started around that anniversary here in lower lake, californias? here we are 20% contained as we face a new day ahead. savannah. >> jo kent, thank you. in politics, hillary clinton has a nine-point lead over donald trump. in our survey monkey tracking poll, that is down from last week. hillary clinton is campaigning in philadelphia today. she was joined by vice president joe biden in his moment town of scrant scranton. he told the audience trump is unqualified to be president. and trump called for an extreme
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vetting of immigrants to keep out any who are hostile to the u.s. and like a house of cards, the hotel and casino came crashing down in las vegas this morning for more convention space. the riv closed after 60 years after hosting headliners of liberace and dean martin. as well as "oceans 11." guys, back to you in rio. thank you, savannah. >> how many olympic games? >> 18 consecutive one? >> the first one was? >> yugoslavia. >> she is our winner. >> you have students here? >> i'm here with the george washington university students studying the olympic games.
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>> coming up next, a major new honor for simone biles and the stars of team usa swimming. michael phelps and katie ledecky. you will see first here on "today." and the captain of the final five. hang on, lisa. aly raisman on her gymnastics success and what she cannot do. and more of jenna hanging around in rio. how they ended up there. but first these messages. poor foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian.
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>> ready. >> first up, can we show you this new photo that features three great olympian and champions this morning "sports illustrated" giving us the first exclusive look at their brand new cover. you'll recognize these faces by now. ledecky, phelps and biles. headline, the greatest and they say during the photo shoot which took place sunday night, apparently michael phelps was really good at lining up all of those medals. even showed katie ledecky how to do that. >> he has practice. >> i know he does. at the time he won 14 medals between them and that issue will hit newsstands tomorrow. >> picture that one flying off the shelves. a nice story about michael phelps and katie ledecky. we had them on the show and we asked them to recreate a photo they took ten years ago as young fan katie got michael's autograph. this time it was michael who got katie's autograph. the story about that photo has
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been number one on today.com. they have a cool bond those two. >> so special. wow. >> very cool. all right. you guys know the sport of dressage. it involves a horse. horse dancing. you might think it sounds a little stuffy but i want you to listen to this. some of the songs olympians are using during their routine and a rider from spain chose "smooth." >> love the song. >> smooth moves on that horse. >> is the horse moving to -- that's impressive. >> not to be outdone, team usa's stefan peters went more old school by vanilla ice.
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>> that horse has some moves. >> look at that. love it. >> so when it comes to celebrating, everyone celebrates success a little differently. olympians are no exception. here are a couple examples flying around the web this morning. check out this weight lifter. he shattered a record. breaks out into a move. some calling that the funky chicken. it's an old folk dance in case you're wondering. then there's a wrestler from cuba that won a third straight gold. how does he celebrate? body slamming his coach of course. he puts him down like he's a doll. toss that guy around. nice way to celebrate. >> all right. billy has "pop start" from the beach. >> we'll begin with hugh jackman if everyone is okay with that. cheering on athletes from his
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native australia. >> to the aussie team and those who have competed and those about to compete, we are so proud of everything you've been doing. it's been amazing. keep going. >> did he do that as part of the witness protection program? it's a little dark. >> not so enthusiastic. hugh captioned the video aussie, aussie, aussie and folks down under are doing okay in the medal count placing in the top ten. not bad. some of the best olympic themed movies. "the new york times" singled out titles. among the paper's pick, "cool running" a 1993 classic and "chariots of fire" back when men wore real shorts and maybe the best of them all, "blaze of
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glory." rival skaters who decide to team up. >> that has to be in there. spielberg nominated for an oscar in that. mr. roker, it's a little close out here. >> i don't know whether billy sweat through his shirt yet but he has not so it's not too bad. >> it's early. >> let's show you what we have as we move through the day. wet weather stretching from texas into the great lakes. a lot of flooding going on around detroit, michigan, this morning. a lot of roads closed as well. this system will push to the east bringing with it the threat of severe weather in the northeast and parts of new england and more flooding from texas on into arkansas. out west, the heat continues. 97 degrees today in portland, oregon. toasty. and as you look here in beautiful rio, we've got sunny
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skies tomorrow but then rain on thur we start out with cool temperatures across the bay area. anywhere from 51 degrees in the north bay to now 63 degrees in the south bay. skies will clear out after going through midmorning. except for along the coastline and in san francisco. highs will reach 66 degrees. 93 in the trivalley. and upper 70s for the peninsula. upper 80s for the north and the south bay with the drift of smokes coming into the north bay. wildfire further to the north and we'll continue to have updates on that. >> and you can take us with you wherever you go. sirius can xm channel 108. >> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by p&g. proud sponsor of moms.
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>> now let's check out "today's" athlete to watch. gymnast aly raisman won team gold and a silver in the individual all-around here in rio. >> today she's going to try to repeat as the olympic champion of the floor exercise. natalie, you have a lot more on her. >> sure do. 22 years old. aly is the elder statesman. some of her teammates call her the grandma. when i talked to her, i quickly learned that alyaly is just a regular kid at heart. >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> all of the girls agree there's nothing as amazing and special as being able to win that team gold medal. whatever else happens, the rest is just kind of icing on top of the cake. >> aly raisman, no stranger to that sweet taste of victory. she took home two golds and a bronze back in london and a lifetime of memories. >> it was honestly my favorite
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trip i've ever been done. we had so much fun together. we used to have a crush on all of the swimmers. we would try to plan our meals and go to dinner around the same time as them. >> one of my favorite moments from london was seeing your mom going stick it! stick it! stick it! >> funny when i watched the video after the meet, my mom and dad's video they had more views than my floor routine did. it's funny. i didn't know they would get that nervous. >> after london raisman stepped back to recharge. now she leads her team in fierceness and fun. when you guys get a chance competing but just to hang out together, what is it like at night? what do you do? >> we are really hyper. we're running up and down doing cartwheels in the hallway and jumping on beds and going crazy. we're always laughing. >> after winning silver in the all-around last week, raisman has one more chance at gold tonight but her mind is on what
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comes after. dinner. i speak portuguese. i thought i would help you out with a word or phrase. >> we all eat so healthy. after the meet we're going to want to know where the pizza is. we'll just say pizza. everyone wit get it. >> though her electric floor routine is arguably the best at the games but there are skills she's yet to master. i hear that you think you're uncoordinated. >> i can't snap. i can't whistle. >> not at all? >> can you show me an example of what whistling looks like to you? >> i don't know. just blowing. i don't know how to do it. do you know how to whistle? >> yeah. thank god you can do everything else perfectly. >> let's hope i can do my
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gymnastics. >> there is something she can't do well. snapping and whistling. i'm sure she'll do well on the floor exercise tonight. >> by the way, it has begun. >> here it is. >> the arms. the pectoral area. and the back. >> when you talk about it, it helps me cool off. >> wearing a dark blue shirt. that worked out well. >> natalie, thank you. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> this morning on "today's" olympic moment, an epic crash and tearful triumph in track cycling. >> a crash course in the true meaning of the olympic spirit. >> comes right down. takes the korean rider out. >> a nasty spill during the
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sixth and final race considered the most gruelling event in track cycling. one of three cyclist dropped from his seat creating a tangled mess on the track while korea's rider was taken away on a stretcher, he seemed unfazed by the collision. he managed to rejoin the pack pedalling a replacement bike toward an emotional victory. a thrilling end who becomes the first italian to win olympic track cycling gold in two decades. >> what a dramatic race. takes the gold medal for italy. >> by the way, he apologized for
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causing the crash and took home the silver. first ever olympic medal. billy bush just ran away dripping in sweat. >> we'll have natalie and jenna hanging by a thread right after this. i'm ...
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we continue to track the devastating clayton fire... it's already destroyed nearly i'm sam brock. we continue to track the devastating clayton fire that has already destroyed almost 200 homes and businesses. right now, the good news is that it has been upgraded to 20% contained, up from 5% overnight. still, more than 1500 structures remain in danger. now we also know one man who might be to blame. last night authorities announced the arrest of damian kaslik. his new picture is just released this morning. they say he's a serial arsonist accused of starting not only this fire, but more than a dozen other fires as well over the past year. he faces 17 counts. right now, we have a check of the traffic with school under way for many kids. mike, you're seeing trouble in the south bay. >> not necessarily related to
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the school traffic, but there is a -- some folks drop the kids off just after 8:00. looking at the bay, smooth flow of traffic. northbound 280, we had five vehicles involved in a crash. one lane blocked, but not a lot of slowing heading to the scene. if you get stuck, maybe use foothill until you're north. earlier crash 280 at saratoga cleared, recovery there. slow 101 past the airport. >> that's a familiar sight, that backup. thank you very much. that will do it for us right now.
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♪ >> we're back now 8:30 on a tuesday morning. you're darn right that's a surfing dog. bono showing off his skills in the waters off copacabana beach. he is incredible. >> they've been surfing together for a long time. >> billy and i also tried a little surfing. >> how did that work out? >> not as well as bono's surfing. >> i heard one of you did well and one didn't. >> we both struggled.
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>> all right. we've been showing you dramatic photos all morning. these are ones of natalie and jenna hanging out on this rock. did you wonder how did they get there? they're going to explain the shenanigans after this. >> there has to be shenanigans because natalie could get there. no way jenna would go there. >> he's right. >> i can't see her hanging off a rock on a cliff. >> and our buddy keir schooling us on basketball and now catching man eating piranhas. >> this morning we have the perfect steak. you have had it. it's amazing. we'll sample that coming up in a little bit. >> but right now we have some medal winners to talk to. let's bring them in.
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clayton murphy, bronze medal winner in 800 meters and sam kendrick took gold in the pole vault. >> get in the middle. >> what was it? 1992 since an american has medaled in this. you take home a medal. have you gotten your arms around that? >> no, tonight. they make you wait for a while. long process. >> what do you think that medal ceremony will be like? >> someone asked if i ran it through my head. i have but i don't know what i'm going to think. don't trip and fall. don't do anything to embarrass yourself. that type of thing. >> you hung out in the middle of the pack until you broke out. was that your plan all along? >> the plan was to be toward the front. it was so fast. that's the fastest ever out in the 800. that was relatively close to what he ran the world record in in 2012. so i was farther back.
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wanted to hang. i kind of left it all out there. >> all right. it's been since 2004 since an american took a medal in this event in pole vault. how are you feeling? >> i feel really great. it's been a lot of fun to come out here and compete and be here on the beach and watch clayton run on the track as i was competing. i get to be out there in the middle of things for so long. it last longer than a marathon. i was out with rain delays and equipment delays for over four hours. i got to see the whole track meet. >> your dad was in the green room. hello, dogs. >> they don't surf. >> your dad was in the green room and said you're not only great at running, you're a good pig farmer. >> i did grow up on a pig farm until i was a junior in high school. i showed pigs. yeah. >> we're proud of you guys. you're an army reservist serving
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our country on two fronts. god bless you. >> thank you. >> we appreciate it. guys, congrats. >> all right. it's time now for natalie's portuguese class. let's call it what it is. i have nothing to do here. it happens to be kathie lee's birthday so how do we say happy birthday kathie lee? >> we have something that we have to toast with. it is kathie lee's birthday. >> i don't know if you're allowed to do these. >> we'll drink for you. >> no. >> you're not allowed. how do you say we miss you? >> all right. what are we doing? >> i'm sorry. and finally something kathie might say if she was here, another glass of wine, please.
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>> we've been saying that a lot. >> happy birthday, kathie lee. that's the portuguese class for today. >> these sore good. >> really are. i don't care about doing the weather right now. we'll do it anyway because i happen to be here. let's show you what we have going on. looking ahead starting with today, we'll be seeing heavier showers and thunderstorms. the risk of strong storms up into the northeast and southern new england. western third of the country very toasty. 86 degrees in portland today for a high. look for wet weather down through texas and then next day for tomorrow, mid-atlantic states, wet weather continues in texas and the western third of the country plenty of sunshine back through the we'll see a wide range in temperatures after a nice cool start to the morning. and a lot of clouds across the bay area. right now, as you head out the door, 58 degrees in concord and oakland, 59 in palo alto, 63 now in san jose.
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highs reaching into the mid to upper 80s for parts of the south bay. even up to 95 degrees in gilroy. still starting there today, san mateo, 78 degrees, embarcadero, highs in the near 60s. upper 80s to low 90s elsewhere for the inland areas. >> announcer: "today's" rio sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> all right. let us turn now to "today's" rio. our producers don't try to harm us although sometimes they would like to and made an exception this week. did you hear my comment about jenna? >> i heard it, too. >> she came on the beach and immediately dug this for me. i'll be in there. >> we want you to take a look at pictures. these are natalie and jenna hanging on a cliff. >> if you were wondering, that is real. there's no green screen.
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kids, please explain how that happened. >> we have bruises to prove it. it's a real adventure. hanging off a cliff real or not real we hiked up a treacherous path called telegraph rock and put our lives at risk. >> all in the name of good tv. >> are you ready? this is apparently the beginning of our death defying hike. >> the stairway to nowhere. i don't like to do adventure things with you. >> all i know is someone is doing death defying. a photo-op at the top. one of us have to hang off a cliff. >> typically that's me. >> we'll find out. let's go. >> do we have to run the stairs? is there a reason you have to run? >> i think we have to workout, girl. this is our workout of the day. >> every time i do something with you it's some sort of torture. >> be careful. >> give us a ride. >> why are you not sweating? >> i am sweating.
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>> you have ice in your blood. >> i do have ice in my veins. >> i have hot chocolate. >> we're almost at the top. i feel it. >> this is the third time you said that. you know what happens at the end? you're going to be flung off a rock. the. >> look at that. it's incredible. >> this is where we hang. >> that's where you'll hang off the cliff. we're up where the birds fly. >> i think we're going. >> ready? >> time for you to climb. be careful. it's treacherous. be careful. >> legs up. legs up. do these look good? >> you're fine. if you look down there's rock all around you. >> what? >> we're both hanging on for dear life.
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>> both hanging. >> did we get it? >> we got the shot. >> all that hanging around you might think there's rock under you. >> we have bruises. >> i thought those were from surfing. >> and by the way, my abs the next day have ever been that sore. >> did you say you got hurt? >> yeah. a man ahead of us broke his leg. >> for those that are afraid of hikes, it is frightening. my hands were sweaty. >> we got the best picture. >> so proud of both of you. >> thank you. glad we could do this for you. coming up next, another wild adventure. keir is going to fish for a
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chobani. available at safeway. here in rio we're surrounded by spectacular sites but there are other places outside of the city. >> keir simmons is here to tell us about had his trip to the amazon. >> remember the movie where they fell in and died. the amazon, we went there in search of one of the deadliest predators in the water, the piranha. the amazon river spans the entirety of brazil flowing for more than 4,000 miles, 450 miles further than the mississippi. what you're seeing is not an
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illusion. this is where two massive rivers come together. one black, one brown. they form the mighty amazon. among the many animals, 3,000 species of fish. some notorious. we're on a fishing expedition like no other to catch piranha. he now runs tours of the ancient river. >> it's like magic for me. >> magical place? >> magical place. >> piranha will eat any meat even rarely humans. to attract these underwater killers, he mimics a distressed animal in the water. >> they like noise. >> this is less like fishing and more like hunting. >> would it help if i cut my finger and put it in the water? >> then he hooks one.
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those are some sharp teeth. >> come closer and i'll bite your face off. >> day one over, we caught one fish and a hunter can only eat what he catches. she wanted to eat me. this is my revenge. >> right. >> it tastes like cod kind of. >> freshwater fish. >> tastes like a freshwater fish. >> not very much meat here. very bony. it's day two and we try another fishing spot. this time i have more luck. yes. all right! i didn't think i would be able to do that. looks like i wasn't the only one to target this fish. piranhas prey on each other. >> took a chunk of her tail.
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hold it here. >> i think you should do this. i don't want to cause her anymore pain and i don't want to cause myself any pain. our fishing expedition somewhat successful, there is a final surprise as i wade in he assures me there are no piranhas here but we're soon surrounded by the amazon's pink dolphin. they are rubbing against our legs. it's it's credible. people here believe that these dolphins are princes. >> dolphins are mythological animals for the amazon. according to legend after midnight they become the handsome boy to chase the girls and when she's pregnant, she'll
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blame it on the dolphin. >> they are no threat to us but it turns out the fish they eat include piranhas and in the amazon, every animal depends on another. the power and beauty of this river and its inhabitants both stunning and humbling. >> wow. >> you had the greatest time here. >> i'm just pleased they didn't send me fishing for dolphin and swimming with piranha. >> that was a great story. straight ahead, surf's up. one of the most talented dogs you'll meet here in rio and what happened when natalie and billy tried to catch a wave here. first, this is "today" on nbc. comfort food...
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tuesday morning. we told you the international olympic committee decided to include five more sports in the 2020 games. one of them is surfing. >> before it arrives in tokyo, i'm scared, natalie and billy decided to hang 10. >> not a good idea. >> soccer may be number one sport in brazil but look at the beaches. gorgeous. surfing is another popular choice. >> we decided to take advantage of the situation and we got a lesson from two of brazil's best pro surfers. rio de janeiro is known for its beautiful beaches. and surfing is gaining popularity here so we thought we would give it a try. >> have you gotten up on a surfboard before? >> i have. >> all the way, baby. >> we have the best of brazil's surfing champions here with us today. our brazilian surf instructors
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are pro surfers and surfed some of the biggest waves in the world. we were hitting slightly smaller waves here in rio but only slightly. first thing is dry lesson. >> first of all, safety. >> if you fall, never fall headfirst. we will do strokes together and then we'll put you guys into the waste. perfect. that's good. >> on land it's easy. >> that's the feeling. go, go, go. perfect. >> let's go. let's go. ♪ >> i love you, mom. >> love you guys. we're crazy. we're going to blame it on rio. let's do this thing.
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there were some big waves. and a few attempts to get up. finally billy had his moment. ♪ >> i found an easy way back to shore. >> never, ever, ever, ever again. >> clearly we didn't have a lot of success. we had to bring a dog to surf for us today. >> you got up. >> when you have a still photographer with you that takes a picture of the one moment you're up it lives forever so it looks like you were up.
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>> it's hard. it's hard to get up there. billy "the bull" bush. >> he doesn't quit. >> we're going to grill steak up brazilian thanks to our surfing dog ought here much he's been out here all morning for us. but first -- >> this is "today" -- wateral geyser alpine spring from here to there ♪ to you crystal geyser. always bottled at the mountain source.
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and we are back with today's food in rio. brazilians take great pride in their cuisine particularly the barbecue. >> they lot of meat here. this morning, thanks to our chef swreshgs a delicious recipe for grilled steak. alberto, good morning. >> most popular guy on the plaza right here. >> very popular in terms of being a chef here in brazil. >> yes. yes. start ag career. but we're getting there. >> what are you making today? >> i'm making, i know you're big on steak. it's like a traditional brazilian cut. it is starting to have that in america as well. i know there are some specialty meat shops they have it. but it's very traditional here. >> what is different? >> it's just -- you have the rump of beef. we slice it a little bit. >> want me to help you? >> yes, please.
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>> olive oil. >> okay. >> how long do you cook up the meat in the pan? >> the thickness, two or three minutes. it depends on the thickness of the meat. >> and just sea salt, right? >> yes. >> nothing else? >> nothing else. for me, like way spend so much time and money on good ingredients, i try to keep the flavor as pure as possible. so put a little bit of melted butter here. >> it's like flour. >> yes. so we have a lot of different varieties of flour. this one is like a flaky one. it's lighter. >> you learned to love this. >> it makes it crunchy. >> yes. it does. >> very slow cooking process. we're going to leave it here. we adjust it here. >> let's serve this up and taste. >> of course, it's here. that's ready for you guys. i'm going to finish this off. it's just like a lemon juice and olive oil and a little bit of crushed tomato. >> i'm going to sneak right in here and grab a little bite.
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>> that's amazinamazing. >> alberto. >> by the way -- amazing! >> this is fantastic. alberto, thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> nice and rare. >> we can put this recipe up on the website today.com/food. we're back with your local news and weather. i'm ... ==rail map== another mountain lion spotted close to homes on the peninsula -- it was seen in the secluded community of poa there has been another mountain lion spotted, close to homes on the peninsula. not far from men low park. someone reported seeing the animal in golden hills drive last night shortly after 9:00. the mountain lion wandered off without threatening anyone. one person has died, another is seriously injured after another shooting in east san jose. police say two victims arrived
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in the same car at 6:00 p.m. at regional medical center. investigators determined that shooting likely happened near north white and mckie roads. one of the men died at the hospital. the other is expected to survive. police so far have not released a suspect or a vehicle description. happening now, we're tracking the devastating clayton fire burning out of lake county at this hour. progress now to 20% containment. but still only 200 homes and businesses destroyed as firefighters do start to gain some ground. our coverage continues online, stay up to date on our website, nbcbayarea.com or download our app. the leaning tower of san francisco, the millennium tower, could cost taxpayers a lot of money. learn with the massive legal fight on our website. we'll be back in 30 minutes with more updates. now back to the "today" show.
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, august 16th, 2016. i'm billy bush along with al and nat live in rio. our morning jam is al's pick. >> summer in the city. i decided to go old school. >> where does it take you? >> back to queens. brings me zach to xavier high
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school. we were ready for the next crusade. >> does it take you to oswego? >> before that. it was never a hot time in summer. i'm proud of you. billy bush is playing hurt right now because you got a -- >> haven't you learned if you say something on the break, it's going to come out on air. >> you had a violent summer bug and you're on antibiotics and now things aren't moving along so you're bloated right now. >> let's tell america all about this. i am a soldier, man. i'm fighting through this thing. no one knows that i'm in terrible pain. >> you are a bit of a hypochondriac. >> i am. >> in this case, you are ill. >> he was violently ill. >> you're playing hurt. >> when you see billy walk away
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from dinner -- >> don't touch. he looks bloated. i look that way every day. >> listen, everybody is talking about this awesome moment. incredible finish in the women 400 meter dash. this has happened to her before. can you believe it. shaunae miller dives across the line. the chest is first. felix is ahead of shaunae. she's going for the gold. >> i didn't think that was legal. it is apparently. surprising more don't do it. >> it's so painful. you have to be all in to do that. >> allyson felix won the 200 in london. she was coming to defend the 200 in the olympic trials july 10th in the 200, a girl who will be competing tripped and fell
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forward and took out allyson felix so she couldn't qualify. that was an accident. this was on purpose. >> this is a sport that it happens. they've been there -- she leaves with a silver medal. one of the most decorated in track and field. seven medals i believe. incredible. >> i do have mixed emotions because i saw allyson when we first met in 2004 in athens. a picture of us together. my father's family is from the bahamas. >> a good moment for the bahamas. >> speaking of dramatic endings, a french swimmer was disqualified from the 10 kilometer swim yesterday. look at this finish here. they are close to the buoy as you can see. the french swimmer in the white cap. she puts her right hand on the woman's left shoulder and dunks her down and then reaches forward. >> i think she was confused. i think she thought she was
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playing water polo. >> they just swam 10 kilometers. it's 6.2 miles. that's crazy. imagine you just swam that distance and then you get to the finish and then you do that. why would you do that? >> why would you not do that? in my opinion if you just swam 6.2 miles, i would dunk whoever i had to dunk. >> you get disqualified. >> you lose your chance there. >> you do it under the water. she put her hand up. >> that's nice. >> or give them a wedgy. >> lost the silver medal because of that. why would you risk that? >> maybe she wouldn't have won. i think that she was just a little bit ahead of her. went for broke and did what she had to do and got busted. >> i think when we get back to the states, we should have these every day. >> hoda and kathie -- >> everyone has developed a taste for them. >> one per, two --
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>> per morning. >> three is the max. that's it. >> four would be unheard of. unless -- >> it happens. let's talk gymnastics. yesterday we saw the americans competing. with he saw simone biles unfortunately she wobbled a little bit. so haeartbreaking on the beam. she bobbled a bit. that cost her the gold. she ended up with bronze. gymnast laurie hernandez, the 16 year old, shining bright. she takes home the silver medal. that's a great olympics. 16 years old. goes home to high school with a gold and silver medal. that's got to be amazing. >> what did you do for the summer? i went to the olympics and won gold and silver. >> and then dutch gymnast sanne wevers won the gold. you want athletes who have never been on that podium.
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it's an amazing moment. simone has three gold medals. today a final shot in gold in floor exercises. aly raisman has a shot. they are competitors through and through but teammates so you know there's a lot of love and support on the floor. >> did anyone tighten up when simone's routine was so aggressive out of the gate and she's so on right now and a terrible feeling something was coming. >> i did an interview with simone. she said the one event she dreads the most is the beam. and they all do. the beam is -- >> i don't understand how you do that. >> the things they're able to do. backflips and spins and turns. >> for guys to do that, that takes a lot of commitment. i'm just going to say. >> a lot of risk. >> just going to say. and this story i think we have to get you together with this next guy.
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>> i don't think so. >> sunbathers on the beach. one guy competes for his own medal. sport dancing the samba while keeping a soccer ball on his head. unique route even caught on camera. >> it gets worse. >> nobody around him is paying any attention to him. >> i'm impressed with the skills. >> look at that. >> whoa. >> it's rhythmic dancing. >> it's like samba, soccer and burlesque at the same. these were his best moves. he gets more suggestive than this. we have a special guest with us, don't we? >> we're excited about this. very excited. last week ethiopian swimmer finished last in the men's 100 meter freestyle heat.
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the internet goes above with negative comments. what a shock. saying his body isn't typical of an olympic swimmer. online community rallies around him and he's become a viral sensation. we have him here with us this morning. good to see you. >> good to see you this morning. can i say, you are a beautiful man. >> thanks. >> normal guys like us some sort of hope. you look even better than normal guys like us. you're closer to normal guys like us. >> in the morning i go to the gym. >> how did you react when you saw online, we have this expression in america called dad bod. by the way, it's a beautiful thing. i truly believe that women like
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a man more lived in. >> keep believing. >> how did you react when they said he's not as chiseled as michael phelps and others? >> i'm happy because it's big game. i don't know. >> you didn't look at social media. you competed for ethiopia. you usually see those runners. >> those guys living in their mother's basement making those comments, you're at the olympics. >> we will not be body shamed. thank you for stepping us for us. >> congratulations. represented your country. >> all right, al. >> how about a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we've had. a lot of wet weather again all due to this meandering stationary front. more wet weather. we'll talk about flash flood watches in texas.
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11 million people. three to four inches of rain possible. with he have heavier rain making its way into the northeast. won't help the drought but two to three inches. every little bit helps. that's what's going on around the we still have cloudy skies across the bay area. take a live look outside over san francisco, we've seen the mist and drizzle starting to move out for now in some parts of the city, we still have misting going on. 58 degrees and temperatures literally in the upper 50s to lower 60s as you head out the door. a look at our high temperatures today. we will be topping out in the upper 80s for the south bay, upper 70s for san mateo and up to 93 degrees today in the trivalley. >> one, two, three. one, two, three.
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>> close. >> he stuck the landing. >> east germans don't believe us. >> coming up, what do you have? >> one, two, three. my conversation with phelps about hanging up his swim cap. why the last retirement didn't stick and his upcoming wedding to that beautiful woman right there, nicole, and all about boomer right after this. every day my challenge is to be in sync with my body, with myself, with my life. it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia two week probiotic challenge by enjoying activia yogurt with billions of probiotics every day. because when my routine is in sync, i can face any challenge. so take the activia probiotic challenge! visit activia.com to learn more. take the activia probiotic challenge now. it works or it's free! there has been a quest for sout of this world refreshment., now the search is over.
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i didn't want to end my career like that. i had to find the passion myself and i found that again and i had fun. this is how i wanted to finish. >> michael phelps has done it again. >> he not only rekindled his passion for swimming but his passion with fiance nicole johnson. >> we've gone back and forth. this is our third time together. i always said if i had the chance to get her back that she was the one i was going to spend the rest of my life with. i had that opportunity. >> she said small wedding and big party. >> small wedding, big reception and we're finally getting married and continuing on our family. it's pretty awesome. >> will boomer be your best man? >> i don't know if he'll be able to take a couple steps. >> how is boomer going to make you a good dad? >> i know feelings i went through as a child. i don't want him to go through that.
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>> his own relationship with his father has been rocky though they recently reconnected. did you have to take the first step or did he? >> i asked if he wanted to talk. we finally were able to meet and settle the things that we wanted to talk about and get off of our chest. that's challenging. looking at somebody you love deeply and tell them what's been bothering you for all those years and accepting each other's apologies and move forward. >> i interviewed ryan lochte. terrible thing that happened. i thought about this. i said michael might have been with him years ago just because the boys are going out after swimming. what were you doing? >> i was passed out with my fiance and my child. >> diaper change? >> i did change a diaper. >> nicole says he has a tremendous appetite. between the two, who eats more? >> he eats more than i do for sure. for our two sizes, he has higher
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caloric intake. >> and the infamous game face. >> he's growling like a dog. >> the look you gave le clos. >> i had music going on in my head. i was in my own zone. i was not intentionally giving him a dirty look. >> were you texting or playing candy crush? >> texting sometimes. playing pineapple. it's a card game. and i was changing music. >> perhaps one final note for one incredible career. >> 23 golds. 28 total. >> how i'm going to wrap my head around 28 total, i don't know. nicole and i had a moment where we were talking about it the other night. it's insane. it's almost just not real. so you have to pinch yourself every now and then and it's a
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there's something very special about the village of laguna, brazil. >> every morning fishermen cast their line into the ocean and catch a day's pay with help from a source. >> dolphins come to the southern coast of brazil to work with fishermen creating a bond that's lasted for over a century and a half. each morning in the sleepy town of lagoounalaguna, brazil, the cast their net into the ocean and with the help of unlikely friends, hope for the best.
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murky waters make it near impossible to see into the southern coast so the fishermen follow the dolphins who day after day return to guide them. >> translator: every dolphin has a name based on their personality. >> this 30-year-old man said he learned to work with dolphin from his grandfather, a tradition passed down over the last four generations in his family. >> we show respect and love for each other. we take care of each other. >> a retiree of the brazilian coast guard, wilson agrees there's something special about these dolphins. >> translator: i'm sure they
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know who is fishing right here because when we are inside the water, they come to us and play with us. when there is no one, they keep calm and quiet. >> a powerful reminder of the connection between nature and man. so scientists researched this unusual relationship between the dolphins and the fishermen and obviously the conclusion is that the dolphins swim to the area to get food but many said they also believe that there's a higher power involved. pretty spectacular. >> great. >> they bring them over and -- >> he couldn't help it. he has a good dolphin -- >> that's marvelous. >> you called some right over there. >> somewhere you want to be. billy could do good fishing down there. sweating is out of control. >> he's been blotted and our hairstylist shaved billy's
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your skin never will olay. ageless. we continue to track the latest developments from lake county, good morning at 9:26. i'm sam brock, we continue to track the latest developments from lake county and the clayton fire which has already destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses. right now, that fire is 20% contained. that's a shred of good news here, up from 5% containment last night. nonetheless, more than 1500 homes remain in danger. we also know one man might be to blame, last night authorities announced the arrest of dame man pashlik. he faces 17 counts. police say he's a serial arsonist accused of starting not just this fire but more than a dozen other fires as well over the past year. meantime, new questions are arising about safety at the
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westfield shopping center in san francisco. last week there were two violent incidents there. a homicide and now a robbery inside of the mall. a man's body was found inside of a stairwell near bloomingdale's last wednesday morning. now police say two days later three men were beat up and robbed. a 20-year-old man inside of a mall bathroom. as gallecia's family waits for answers, they are concerned about mall security. >> my brother is gone but if we can prevent something else, we need that to happen. >> the westfield shopping center management says it's taking the investigation and security matters very seriously. more to come on this story. in the meantime, we'll get a check of your weather and traffic on what is for some kids the first day of school. kari will have a look at your forecast after this.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. starting to warm up where the skies are clearing mostly for the inland areas.
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as far as san francisco, expect it to be nice and comfortable over the next couple of days. highs in the 60s there but some low 90s for the inland areas. it gets a little bit cooler as we head towards the weekend. what's happening on the roads, mike? kari, we see a smooth drive anywhere near north of the dunbarton bridge. south bay westbound 237 a late crash around matilda has cleared slow around great america parkway, clearing better towards lawrence expressway. north 101 still traditionally slow around the sjc but 280 to 85 the northbound site clear. back to you. >> good to here, mike. thank you very much. that lowill do it for us. see you in 30 minutes. something simple. grown right here in california with absolutely no antibiotics ever. food we're comfortable eating. making. serving. this is the new comfort food. and it starts with foster farms simply raised chicken.
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expected. it's the first major health insurer to make a decision like this. they will offer individual policies outside obamacare. is apple getting ready to make a big splash? there are hints at a plan for waterproof or water resistant gadgets. in the patent, apple envisions technology being used in iphones and ipads. now to a squirrely situation in connecticut. take a look at this. rescuers were called to the scene to help a squirrel that had its head stuck in a cup. the furry rodent was jumping and flipping all over the place. first attempt was unsuccessful but with the help of a blanket, they were able to free the squirrel. let's get a check of the weather with al who has company. >> i do. oddly enough they found a moose
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with a garbage can next to him. this gentleman here is dubbed the flying tomato. mr. shaun white came onto the international scene. he'll give fans two years from now when he competes. the idea that he may compete is one of the first olympic skateboarders in the 2020 summer games in tokyo. it's good to see you. my gosh. this is kind of interesting. you would be one of a very small group of athletes who competed in both winter and summer. how do you make that transition? >> you know what, i've been doing it my whole life. been a pro skateboarder my whole life. this would be different just because if i'm going to do it, i would really commit to it and i
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don't know, i would probably have to take a leave of absence from snowboarding. >> what do you think? are you going to compete in 2020? >> that's the plan. i have to get through 2018. that's definitely a big goal of mine. what a big dream to do summer and winter olympics. >> it seems hard to believe, you're shy of your 34th birthday. >> 30. i'm going to turn 30. >> but you would be shy of 34 in tokyo. does that give you any pause? >> no. wiser, stronger. i don't know. for me it's all relative what's in my head. if i'm inspired and i'm motivated, that's all you need. >> just going to be turning 30. i have t-shirts older than you. we're looking forward to seeing you in tokyo. all right. thanks so much. all right.
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>> and that is your latest weather. >> thanks, al. one thing we can all attest to, views in rio are breath taking as long as you're not terribly afraid of heights. there is always fun and adventures and jill martin is the person to go experience them for us. you have no fear. >> this one i think you would do. you wouldn't do. and i'm not sure if you would. >> i've done this one. >> i've done hang gliding. >> it's a must do when rio. i had to try it out the other
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day. it was a little nerve-racking at first but the views made it totally worth it. at these olympic games athletes soar through the sky and defy gravity but the residents of rio are no strangers to extreme elevation. hang gliding is a top lar hpopu. i'm here at the beach where hundreds land every day and now i'm going to attempt to land here from there. but i'm not going to fly alone. i met up with the pilot of my glider. >> what is there to see? >> a lot of animals. wild dogs. wild cats. >> he took me up 1,700 feet into the forest. the largest urban forest in the world and the launch pad for our adventure. >> wow. look at this.
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i recommend you look toward the island and run fast. that's what helps you. >> after we run, do you jump? >> no jumping. just run. >> run fast and look at the horizon. >> okay. i'm ready to go. are you ready to take me? after getting suited up and a brief practice run, it was time to get into place. >> ho hold on. hold on. which foot do i start with? before i could change my mind. >> one, two, three, fast, fast. >> we were off and running. i'm like a bird. copacabana over there. high in the sky i saw all of the highlights of rio. wow. look at that. after being mesmerized by the
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sights, it came for the most daunting part of the ride, the landing. we got to see everything, copacabana, sugarloaf. it was amazing. i understand why this is a must do. it looked very scary. only the beginning is scary. you were awesome. let's do it again. >> jill martin, you stuck that landing. >> it was one of the highlights of this trip. yesterday i went cliff jumping. we're showing that later in the week. we got very close as i was -- >> what a way to meet somebody. you put your life in his hands. >> and now we're getting married. >> i like it. sounds good. thank you. next, do you want to bring home
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rio offers a treasure-trove of souvenirs that will make you feel like you have taken a part of the city home with you. >> mark is here to show us what to leave rio with other than memories and perhaps a sunburn or in billy's case something else and get a taste of the country no matter where you are in the world. good to see you. >> good morning. we're going to kick off early. >> beer is not what you want to take home. it's the fantastic cup. >> these are pokemon go of olympic park. you hunt for these rare cups. >> these are at the venues? >> at the venues. >> beach volleyball go there and take the cup with you. >> gymnastics and soccer are hard to find ones. $4 souvenir. >> everybody knows the brazilian bathing suit. that's the front. that's the back. hello, boys. >> i love the speedo. i was going to wear that this morning but it was too early. >> i don't know.
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>> these are brazilian staple. olympic souvenirs. the one with a flag, they were launched in 1998 and higher quality ones. really comfy. i love those. >> and the instrument? what is this right here? >> are you ready to try to make some noise? do you want to give it a go? you give it a go. you have to hold it against you and pull it like this. lick your fingers. >> you were making that sound earlier. >> with my armpit. >> go ahead. come on. >> that's what you sound like in the morning, right? >> samba. >> coffee. you have to take home coffee.
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>> you have to take it home. eat it with a sweet treat. >> we need more like we need more cowbells. >> i love putting jalapeno in it for a little more of a kick. >> and finally -- >> a football. >> go on, billy. >> mark elwood, thank you so much. coming up next, you think tug of war is for kids, how about you eight olympians, billy bush and natalie morales. >> i'm the judge. >> the ultimate tug of war after >> the ultimate tug of war after thesyou owned your car for four years. you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends, three jobs... you're like nothing can replace brad. then liberty mutual calls... and you break into your happy dance.
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will be outdone by my team. i recruited athletes from the women's rugby team. and last but not least, men's water polo. you're going down. >> before we do, everybody get set, ground rules here. are you listening. we have ground rules here. ground rules, people. ground rules. listen to the ground rules. >> you cannot wrap the rope around your wrist or hand in any way. you are not allowed to put the rope over your shoulder. if you touch the ground with your hands for longer than a few seconds, you are disqualified. there will be three commands. the first will be pick up the rope, which you will all do together which you've already done. second is to take the strain which means you'll pull the rope taut without moving your feet and then i'll yell pull and we'll begin.
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are you ready? >> are you ready? ready! >> on my command -- >> roker, i need you on my team. >> i'm the judge. on my command. three, two, one, pull. >> so far it's a standoff. i don't know. team bush seems to be -- look at bush's face. my golly. okay. natalie's team having trouble. they seem to be making progress. team bush. team pusbush. they're getting close. they're making a comeback. very close. they might be going in. bush is digging in. look at bush. we have a winner. team bush! very impressive.
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very impressive. >> nice job, guys. >> we need you on our team, al. >> that was impressive. >> it's the calves and calves not. everybody was great. >> get in here. >> team natalie, right here. whoo! >> your face is so red. >> we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ >> wow. look at that. >> it was very close. >> awesome. >> that's an olympic event right there. >> we have surfing.
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we have skateboarding coming. it was 1920 when they had tug of war last. i think they have to bring that back. >> a little rope burn. >> i want a rematch. >> we're the toughest team. >> impressive. >> second place but anyway. >> track and field, beach volleyball, apparatus finals and gymnastics tonight in prime time coverage on nbc. >> stay tuned now. we've got daytime olympic coverage hosted by my =trx toss to anchor=
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once again we start out with cloudy skies but after it clears out, temperatures spread out from the coast to inland areas. expect a high in los gatos and the embarcadero will top out at 66.
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80s, even 90 yeain the north of bay. 93 in livermore, more hot weather in the forecast. let's check in with mike to see what's happening on the roadways. things were clearing up but we have two late crashes here. on 880 basically for both of them. the south bay continues to move better over the last half hour. just got worse over the last 15. south 808 jammed from alvarado to freemont. the crash moving out of one lane, blocking the slow lane. looking towards southbound 880 into downtown oakland off of 9 0. there's a stalled vehicle around 29th causing the backup. once they clear that, that's fine, they have to get a tow truck. back to you. happening now, on our web site, a serial arsonist is in jail on $5 million bail accused of starting that destructive clayton fire.
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d damian pashlik was booked this morning. the fire 20% contained. on twitter, police say a person was attacked and robbed at the westfield center in san francisco. this comes a couple of days after a man was found dead in a staircase. that was last week. and on our facebook page, the picture of a dog abandoned in a dumpster in the north bay, take a look.
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>> first man in history to win 300 meter liolympic crowns in a row. tuesday morning in rio. we look down at olympic stadium, the centerpiece of the second week of these games. it's been a high for the climate there with much more ahead today. and from our studio on copacabana beach in rio, good morning. i'm rebecca lowe. it seems there's a memorable moment from track and field every evening. with allyson felix coming up

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