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>> just a continued issue. the rains coming in kari is talking about. it will be an issue. this will likely continue with restrictions at a minimum through the weekend. maybe full closures the next few hours. we will track that storm carefully with kari. no major crashes right now. >> which is good. hope it stays that way. stay safe back in half an hour with a local news update. and news at 11:00. have a great, dry day. see you soon. thousands of flights canceled coast-to-coast. the worst is still to come. law and disorder. after a bitter senate fight, jeff sessions wins confirmation to become the next attorney general. as president trump comes under fire from his own supreme court nominee for criticizing the judges deciding the fate of his travel ban. >> i listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful. it was disgraceful.
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>> why judge gorsuch says the president's attacks are demoralizing. and high-wire fall. five people injured during rehearsals for a stunt involving legendary tightrope walker nik wallenda. >> there was a guy in front of me that i did everything to catch. i couldn't do it. >> nik saying the show will go on, as new details emerge about what went wrong, today, thursday, february 9th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm matt lauer. maria shriver in for savannah. al has been talking about this storm all week long. and it's here but it's changed dramatically in the last couple of hours. >> it was raining this morning when i came in. >> now, it's full-fledged snow. we're going to get outside and
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check it out in a little while. and al will have our forecast. that is our top story this morning. could see the biggest snow totals of the season here in the northeast. our team is spread out across the region. let's start with "today" national correspondent, craig melvin, just a few blocks to our north in central park. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, as you can see, the snow continues to fall here in central park. here's the thing, just this time yesterday almost 60 degrees. folks were walking around this park with t-shirts and shorts. now here we are schools shut down in new york city. schools also shut down in boston. we are looking at a nasty, nasty winter storm. it may be the nastiest winter storm of the season. snow already falling in some spots this morning. but blizzard-like conditions are expected to ramp up quickly. overnight, salt trucks getting roads ready for a messy morning commute. but in many places, drivers are
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being urged to stay off of the roads altogether. before the storm even started, airlines canceled 3,000 flights nationwide. >> i told my boss, i'll see you monday, unless i get snowed in. i was being facetious at the time. but now maybe not so much. >> reporter: the snowstorm on track to impact millions in the northeast. just one day earlier, the calm before the storm. washington, d.c., baltimore, philadelphia and new york city, all saw record-high temperatures. the warmth, now getting blown away. temperatures expected to drop as much as 30 degrees. new england, still recovering from an ice storm that hit the region 24 hours earlier. in massachusetts, a sheet of ice caused a 55-car pileup along a highway. >> all you could hear is one after another slamming into each other. >> reporter: cars and people losing traction. >> oh, my god. are you okay? >> reporter: now, bracing for another impact. >> if you have a chance to take
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the day off, take the day off and enjoy some snow. >> reporter: one of the major parts of this story continues to be the travel. take a look at this misery map from flight aware. you can see the areas in red in the northeast corridor. well over 3,000 flights have been canceled so far. that does not include the delays. that's a figure that we expect will get considerably worse as the day goes on. the domino effect, we will see that up and down eastern seaboard. guys, back to you. >> all right, craig. thank you very much. let's head 100 miles southwest to philadelphia where heavy snow is also falling. nbc's indra petersons is there. good morning. >> reporter: winter is here. i can't tell you guys how weird this is. just yesterday, temperatures were 25 degrees above normal. we set a record here in philly, at 66 degrees. and now, this. heavy snow falling down. let me tell you who is happy
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about this -- the ski resorts. let's show you a camera out towards camelback, where they are expecting eight to ten inches of snowfall. here back in philly we have a winter snow warning. we expect the snow to really come down. here's the key, though. just about an hour ago, this was all heavy rain. so these roads, they are not now, we're going into morning rush hour. anything underneath this. you're not looking for any salt. the temperatures were 40 degrees. we're down to about 32. with that, we have a little layer of ice underneath here, with no salt on the roads and a lot of traffic headed on to our roadways. it will be a tough drive out there this morning with only a heavier snow expected to fall in the next few hours. maria? >> looks pretty. thanks so much. al, what are we looking for the rest of the day? >> it's going to be a quick mover. that's the good news. while it's here, we feel the impact. 51 million people under a winter advisory, or winter storm warning or blizzard warning. this is a vigorous storm system.
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we're hearing reports of thunder snow in upstate new york. albany reporting four inches of snow in the last hour. let's show you what you have happen right now. the storm system makes its way up the coast. right now the timing of this brings it about 10:00 a.m. heavy snow, from new york city, into providence, up towards boston. we're watching this fall at a fairly quick clip. there's a blizzard threat for 2:00 at long island and cape cod. snowfall rates 1 to 4 inches per hour. as this continues, thursday evening, this evening, we look for to it pull away. the evening commute will be rough for boston and parts of coastal new england. here's what we look for as far as the snowfall totals. that's what we have right now. we're expecting to see about scranton, pennsylvania, 5 to 9 inches, inland. philadelphia, 3 to 6. new york city, 8 to 12. montauk, upwards of a foot and a half of snow. as we get into new england, we're going to look at the snowfall totals again. boston, providence, 12 to 16 inches of snow.
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hartford, as well. this is going to be a quick mover. and, guys, this will be the first time, if we get six inches of snow, that new york city has gone from a record high to a snowstorm of six inches or more. never has happened before. >> in history? >> in history. >> and we were here for it. >> you were here. it's maria's fault. >> there you go. >> history. >> all right, al. thank you very much. we'll check in with you a lot this morning. let's turn to politics right now and new controversies for the trump white house. this morning, the president is facing criticism from his own supreme court nominee and new conflict of interest questions. this, as we await an appeals court decision on the controversial travel ban. we have it all covered, starting with peter alexander at the white house. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. jeff sessions will be sworn in as attorney general here at the white house, becoming the nation's top law enforcer. but it comes when trump is take shots at one of the pillars of this country, an independent judiciary, that administers the
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rule of law. president trump got his man. >> the nomination is confirmed. >> reporter: the senate late wednesday confirming attorney general jeff sessions who has helped shape the president's policies including on immigration. sessions' opponents teeing off overnight. >> when jeff sessions was passed, it turned my stomach. he doesn't belong there. and i think a lot of republicans know it. >> reporter: the fierce debate over sessions, putting democrat elizabeth warren in the spotlight, after republicans formally silenced her for speaking negatively about her fellow senator. >> she was warned. nevertheless, she persisted. >> reporter: that quote becoming a rallying cry already on t-shirts. hillary clinton tweeting, she persisted, so must we all. but president trump's latest critic, his own supreme court pick, judge neil gorsuch. democratic senator richard blumenthal revealing gorsuch spoke to him about the president's criticism of fellow judges.
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>> he certainly expr that he is disheartened by the demormallizing and abhorrent comments made by president trump about the judiciary. >> reporter: comments confirmed by a gorsuch aide. all of it following tough talk about the judges set to rule on on the president's temporary travel ban. >> that was disgraceful. courts seem to be so political. >> reporter: president trump says the legal issue should be simple. he acted within his power to protect national security. >> if you're a good student in high school or a bad student in high school, you can understand this. >> reporter: still, it's extremely rare for any president to criticize a court while a case is still pending. on twitter mr. trump called it an easy "d" meaning easy decision. but that phrase, with multiple potential meanings, immediately began trending. also this morning, new battle lines being drawn, pitting the white house against senator john mccain over a counter terrorism raid in yemen, the white house
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has repeatedly called a success despite the death of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. >> when life is lost and wouldn'ted, i don't believe you can call it a success. >> i think everybody who undermines the success of that raid, owes an apology to the life of chief owens. >> reporter: mccain reject that rebu rebuke. insisting his record speaks for itself. just this morning, the president is tearing into that democratic senator who had the private courtesy visit with judge gorsuch. president trump writes, senator richard blumenthal who never fought in vietnam who he said had for years, major lie, now misrepresents what gorsuch told him? to be clear, a gorsuch associate confirms to nbc news that the judge says he was disheartened by trump's demoralizing comments.
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now chuck schumer says gorsuch said roughly the same thing to him. matt? >> peter alexander at the white house for us. thanks very much. meantime, a woman in this country illegally for decades has become a new flashpoint in the nation's debate over immigration. nbc's gadi schwartz is here with us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, maria. guadalupe garcia de rayos came to the united states at 14. she was convicted of falsifying a social security number trying to get a job. yesterday, her two children, both born and raised here in the united states, watched their father face deportation as seven protesters were tried to prevent her transport from leaving. >> no one is illegal. >> reporter: overnight, a tense standoff between protesters and police, facing off over the arrest over 36-year-old guadalupe garcia de rayos, an undocumented immigrant, that's been living in the united states for 22 years.
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garcia was arrested in 2008 during a workplace raid and convicted of felony identity theft because she had false papers. the now-married mother of two, continued living in arizona, checking in with immigration agents every six months. during her scheduled meeting wednesday, she was arrested when she or ride at the i.c.e. field office in phoenix. protesters stopping the van by standing in front of it. one man even clutching a tire. her children, looking at their mother through the window. her family says they are outraged. >> she's not a bad person. every year, year after year, she always checked in, and this never happened. >> here's where i went to school, where i met my wife, where we have our kids, where we started a family. here is where we grew up, where my kids grew up. they're american citizens. this is my country. it's our country. >> reporter: garcia de rayos was arrested just days after the trump administration brought in the definition of criminal alien. which aides say could apply to
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those in the u.s. previous ord orders under president trump prioritized violent offenders for deportation. her husband says he has a message for president trump. >> if i had the person in front of me, i would say to be more compassionate. >> reporter: in a statement, an i.c.e. spokesperson said the deportation order was issued under the obama administration but they have not specified why it is being enforced now. back to you. >> thanks so much. the president is facing new questions about potential ethical conflicts after he lashed out at a popular department store on twitter. the reason, the chain's decision to drop his daughter's ivanka's line of clothing and accessories. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. you could call this the war over the wardrobe. president trump accusing retailer nordstrom of not
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reupping his daughter's clothing line for political reasons. nordstrom says nothing could be further from the truth. they say it's about business, not politics. still, the controversy is heating up this morning. president donald trump's family ties under fire this morning, after the president took aim at nordstrom wednesday. tweeting from his personal account, my daughter ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @nordstrom. she is a great person. terrible. the flare-up comes a week after nordstrom said it would not order ivanka's selection this season. white house press secretary sean spicer digging in. >> i think it's less than a family business than an attack on his daughter. >> reporter: nordstrom insists, that's not true. writing in a statement they informed ivanka in january and saying the decision had nothing to do with politics. we've made this decision based on performance. still, the president of the company raised eyebrows sending out a memo last week about the
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founder of nordstrom who immigrated to the u.s., saying, we will continue to value diversify, respect, and kindness. the company denies that was a political statement. and disputes not renewing ivanka's line was part of the #grabyourwallet campaign. orchestrated by marketing professionals and aimed at boycotting stores that carry the trump brand. and it's all providing fodder. pennsylvania senator, bob casey, immediately looping in the president's initial tweet to the office of government ethics. >> it's also the fact that you're in essence targeting a company, even as you're defending your daughter. >> reporter: ivanka trump gave up leadership of her company after the election in an effort to prevent conflicts of interest. her father has never fully divested from his empire. now ethics experts are weighing in. >> it's a pattern of incidents that have gone on now since he was elected where he's mingling his business, his family business, his personal business, with the business of the united states. >> reporter: for voters, heated
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reaction. >> i think it's inappropriate abuse of his fatherly power to defend his family. >> i think that is certainly a very slippery slope that frankly i don't think any side of the aisle really wants to see become the long-term strategy for any president. >> reporter: a spokesman for ivanka trump's company brushed it aside, saying her brand continues to expand. another twist as the president has taken to twitter yet again. and overnight, ivanka trump's siblings rushing to her defense. donald trump jr., linking to a bright bright bart article, saying women nationwide cut up nordstrom cards. a sign this issue isn't going away anytime soon. matt, marimaria? >> certainly not, thank you very much. a flash flood warning has been extended in northeast nevada. heavy rain and runoff from melting snow has led to rising waters that caused a dam to fail. flooding farmland and homes. crews are fighting two to three feet of water rushing down main
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roads. many highways in the areas have been shut town. officials are warning residents and travelers to stay put and not risk getting swept away by the flood waters. i want to tell you about a bizarre incident at an nba game. this was last night during the new york knicks/l.a. clippers game. a former knicks player, charles oakley, who retired 13 years ago, found himself in the middle of a scuffle. reports indicate he was sitting a couple rows s behind the team owner, james dolan. and he began to heckle him. he was approached by security. and that's when things heated up. oakley shoved two security guards during the exchange. he was pulled out of the crowd, placed in handcuffs and arrested. he was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal trespassing. oakley was released around midnight. you don't see that every day. >> wow. mr. roker is back on a busy morning. >> that's right. let's look at other weather
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going on across the country. you'll see that we do have a lot of wet weather out west. we're going to look at that coming up. heavy rain and wind there. snow in the pacific northwest. chilly through the northern plains. plenty of sunshine in the gulf coast. temperatures are anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average. and looking at the snow making its way up into new england. we'll get your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. la vie est belle la vie est belle the eau de parfum, lancôme customize your free 7-piece gift available at macy's good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. rain is moving north to south
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with pockets of heavy rain. we'll continue to see the radar filling in as go through the morning commute. a lot of that steady rain over most of sonoma county and moving into marin county with pockets of very heavy rain. napa and sonoma seeing heavy rain moving towards vallejo and american canyon. and we will start to see it move later on this morning. that's your latest weather. guys. >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, famed daredevil nik wallenda and some members of his family involved in a frightening high wire fall. this morning, nik talks about what went wrong. and rossen reports as the big storm hits why you want to grab a potato and hand sanitizer. that's right, that's what i said. a potato and hand sanitizer. >> where is that potato today? >> you're going to have to watch the report to nd out all about fi
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try to stay dry out there, pete. let's check in with kari keeping tabs on the storm. >> it is covering all the normal bay. moving into san francisco and the east bay. this is moving and closing in on the bay area. for santa rosa, this rain gets heavier off and on throughout the morning and early afternoon. still rain in the bay area this evening. so how is it looking on the roads now, mike? >> kari, south of the dumbarton bridge, the rain is coming down. we continue to have a problem with mud on highway 17. traffic still flows. live look at the bay bridge getting wet. the rain coming through this area. palo alto, recovery. crash 101. traffic recovering. as you head down towards university. the rain comes down the peninsula. this will be a problem for the commute. we're told to live large, but with princess cruises
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♪ 7:30 now on a snowy thursday morning, the 9th of february, 2017. a look down at the rockefeller skating rink. they're trying to clear the snow there. this is the scene on our corner. we do have about six people outside, with umbrellas. >> a few more here. >> yeah. a little nasty out there. we'll try to get out and say hi to them at 8:00. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer, alongside maria shriver, in for savannah, and mr. roker here and hoda. >> a check of the headlines. 51 million people are under warnings and watches across the northeast corridor. cities like boston and hartford
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bracing for more than a foot of snow. no matter where you live, if you have a flight today or tomorrow, call ahead. at least 3,300 have already been canceled so far. after a long and bitter fight, jeff sessions is being sworn in today as the next attorney general. his nomination was confirmed by a senate vote last night. in that vote, he delivered his speech on the chamber floor, thanking his fellow lawmakers and president trump. and the president has received a rare rebuke from his own supreme court nominee. during a visit to capitol hill, neil gorsuch told an aide that the recent criticism of the judicial system is disheartening and demoralizing. on wednesday, the president hammered the judges involved in the legal case over his order on immigration. also this morning, five members of the world-gafamous flying wallendas are recovering
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after they lost a person. kerry sanders is in sarasota, florida. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the drama unfolded under the big top when they were doing that rehearsal. nik wallenda and seven others were on the wire. they were stacked into an eight-person pyramid. going along, someone lost the balance and came crashing down. five came crashing down. there was no net. they came into the floor here. there was a little carpet. but no mats. nothing to protect them. five are in the hospital. but nik wallenda says doctors tell him, remarkably, after some recovery, everybody will be back to normal. this morning, despite a horrific high-wire accident, nik wallenda says the show will definitely go on. >> it's tragic. it's horrible. it's a nightmare. but the wallendas, we'll get
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through it. >> reporter: eight performers, six men and two women, were reversing a pyramid act similar to this, shot by nbc news two weeks ago, hoping to break a guinness world record. alt the top, nik's aunt, seated four stories above the ground, when according to nik, someone lost their balance. >> i was on the wire at the same time. three of us were able to catch the wire. we had a guy today fall 28 feet. he was on the lower level. he got up and walked out of the tent. >> we're triaging. we have three confirmed trauma. >> reporter: five were taken to the hospital after the plunge. but nik says all are expected to recover. >> extremely lucky given the height of the fall they survived. >> there were angels surrounding us. >> reporter: what are you thinking as you watch other people fall. >> what could i do? there was a guy on top of me, i did everything to catch. i couldn't do it. >> reporter: the wallendas have
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dazzled tens of millions over the years. nik walking the wire over niagara falls. and a spectacular feat, walking the grand canyon. but in 1962, nik's uncles lost their lives, when a similar pyramid was disastrous. and his father was killed after he plunged off of a wire. >> we know what the family felt when this happened. >> reporter: but nik says he knows where he will be tonight. will you get back up there? >> i will. there's no question in my mind. it's what our family has been based on for 200 years and 7 generations. this is our legacy. >> reporter: nik says every performer there that fell yesterday had an angel with them on the way down. i've known nik for a long time. he's a friend of ours on the show. he has never shied away from talking about the dangers of what he does. and yet, even though he says this has shaken him, he plans to get back up there for a rehearsal later today. and he'll be back under this big
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top for a show here on friday. guys, back to you. >> wow. >> kerry, thank you very much. i can't watch when he does some of these things. >> it's so scary. >> it is. we hope they're all all right. and speedy recoveries for them. let's go back to al and the weather reports. >> we get reports of thunder snow going off. you might remember this little bit of video from a few years ago. >> oh, yes. yes. we got it, baby. we got it. we got it. woo. >> that's right. >> again. again. that's a twofor. that's a twofor, baby. yes. that's a three -- you got to be kidding me. you got to be kidding me. >> that's right. jim cantore, back in the day when we cut him off of the coffee. in the moeantime, you want to know where the storm forms. we'll see it in hartford and
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albany. an intensifying low pressure system, and you get thunderstorm and thundersnow potential in that area. a snowstorm, you have weak updrafts and low-level clouds. however, when you have a storm like this, you have stronger updrafts and rising clouds. within that, you'll see electrical charges developing within that updraft. and so, that causes the thunderstorms. and really drives the snow rates up to four inches per hour, which we've seen in albany already. and look at the snowfall totals through tonight. boston, you're within 9 to 12 inches. even 16 inches of snow. same on the eastern end of massachusetts. long island. we have a wide swath of 8 to 16 inches of snow. and out west, more rain coming in. more heavy snow. and in fact, we've got snow melt and heavy rain. so, we have the potential of flooding at the foothills of the cascades. flood watches
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. you see the heavy rain moving in. and pockets of very heavy downpours in san francisco and oakland. for the north bay, it's been raining steadily for hours now. it will get heavier in the spots that are under a flash flood warning. we have some heavy rain moving through the north bay near pap that and sonoma, san francisco and oakland. it moves from north to. that will be the trend we see as we go this afternoon into this evening. date with it. check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. do you know how much dirt you're carrying around on your cell phone? you know how much you're carrying around on yours? all of us swabbed our devices and we want to figure out whose was the dirtiest. dr. oz will be here with the answers. and jeff rossen is out in the snow with creative hacks to help you handle the storm. >> good morning to you. you can see the snowstorm is
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the night before the storm, or in many places, the snow has not started. come out to your car and rub an onion along the window like this. or a potato, the same thing. what's happening is the sugar from the onion and the potato is creating a little barrier here. a little film on the window. and the sugar melts rather than the freezing. there won't be ice or frost on there. here's something else you can do. you take a sock -- you know what it is when your windshield is streaky. take a sock the night before and put it on to your windshield wiper like this. i promise i will get it. did it ten times in rehearsal. you stick the sock all the way on. all the way on like that. oh, my lord. like that. keep it up like this. and ice will not form there. and it will be -- protect you like that. now, one other thing you want to
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do. if you forget to do all of that. you come out and have all of this. you get a spray bottle at home. two parts vinegar, one part water. just spray it all over your windshield like this. literally. if you don't have a scraper, spray it all over your windshield like this. and look how easily the ice will come off. i'm going to take this glove off. a credit card, a simple credit card, i got rid of my number you can't see it. the ice will come off because of the vinegar will come off. that's pretty cool. let's come around over here. something else to do the night before a storm. how annoying it is it when the ice is on the side windows. get a plastic baggy. do that. you can do that when you go to work. and this will prevent ice from building up there. hand sanitizer. if your lock gets frozen or the door handle gets frozen. the rubbing alcohol on this, if
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you spray a little on, it will melt it right up. and that's the end of it. do we have one more time for one more bonus tip. this is about clearing your driveway. take nonstuck cooking spray on your shovel. spray the shovel with nonstick cooking spray. it's more for cooking scrambled eggs in the morning. this will keep the ice from sticking to the shovel, making it easier to shovel everything away. hope all of this helps. we're all into this together. >> you have nothing in your kitchen now. >> that's right. >> between the vinegar, the onions and your socks, it's going to smell so bad, no one will go near that car. >> reporter: yeah. like a walking sub shop. don't come home, right? >> perfect. >> very creative. >> by the way, al is exploring more weather hacks for a special sunday night on the weather channel. that will be fun. >> and we're going to have jeff be part of it, so we have a little comic relief.
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>> and his onion and potato. let's head over to sheinelle in the orange room. sheinelle is looking at photos and videos. >> hard to top. i'll try. social media users are sharing how they spend the snow day. al, you shared the scene as you made your way into work. the storm quickly picking up here. it's already winter wonderland in brooklyn. look at this. this is from this morning. several snowmen in the works this morning. trying to figure out what the nose is. is that a carrot? woodland park zoo has videos of their murray friends. here's a bear working on a snow angel. and arctic fox named hudson feeling right at home. and our favorite animal here, xharlly is enjoying a snow day. he was up early, playing around at his home outside of the city. with all of this talk of snow, it's hard to believe this was the scene in new york city yesterday, as we experienced record high temperatures.
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i heard you talking about that. quite the rollercoaster in the last 24 hours. keep the snow day photos coming, using #orangeroom. we're getting tweets. this one from christopher. i'm going to be like your mother. you should dress better for the snowy weather. you're looking a little wet this morning. craig, if you're listening -- >> i have changed coats. i changed coats. i changed coats. >> just for christopher. >> you don't have a scarf, craig? >> you need a scarf. too much skin around your neck, craig. >> i was not adequately prepared for work today. >> we didn't tell you it was coming, did we? come on, craig. give a brother a break. >> i'll get a scarf for 8:00, too. >> he looks good. >> my goodness. >> sheinelle, thank you. coming up next ahead -- no bad blood. what tom hiddleston is revealing type 2 diabetes, listen up. we're not professional athletes... ...but that doesn't mean we're giving up.
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good thursday morning. 7:56. tracking some heavy rain moving through the bay area from north to south. continue to go see this radar spilling in and creating slippery conditions on the roadways along with gusty winds that will continue to pick up as we see the storm system moving in. pockets of heavy rain moving from most of sonoma, marin county, towards napa and sa hand know counties into san francisco. so a closer look shows we are going to see more pockets of heavy rain on and off throughout the morning, as well as the afternoon, creating the potential of some flooding and some wind damage. we'll keep an eye on that. head over to mike for a look at road conditions. >> we have a bart delay. 10-minute delays at the 16th street station. again, recovering. no delays for harbor bay ferry service. all the ferries leaving this
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morning. a lower drive for many spots around the bay. we will focus on the north where it really comes in. blue showing ponding and puddling throughout san rafael and richmond on the east bay. slowing for 880. a live look oakland coliseum. the camera shakes because the wind is picking up. tail lights from 98 past high street. that's a higher drive. the rain to move into the east bay moving south. it is coming to the south bay. back to you. >> thank you very much. also happening now, the world watching san francisco as the ninth circuit court is expected to make its decision on president trump's controversial travel ban as soon as today. president trump himself has publicly questioned the judges hoping they will rein state the ban. crews still working around the clock right now to clear out the mudslide on highway 17. it happened on tuesday. it is expected to fully open monday.
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♪ ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, snow day. a fierce winter storm slamming the northeast this morning. schools close. thousands of flights canceled. more than 50 million people affected. how much snow will fall and when will it end? al has your forecast. plus, coming clean. do you know what the dirtiest items in your home actually are? dr. oz swings by studio 1a to reveal the results. and answer the question, which one of us has the dirtiest phone? and flustered. the new study on sex and its affects on your brain that made maria blush. a first in her career. today, thursday, february 9th,
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2017. ♪ >> good morning, chicago. we found the snow. >> hi, friends and family. i'm in new york city. mom, i love you. >> hey, mom in california. >> happy birthday to my son, matthew. ♪ >> a big shoutout to my kids and grandkids in texas. >> hey, mom. made it to the "today" show. i love you. >> on the plaza. woo. >> is this happening? this is happening. >> we're back now. 8:00 on this thursday morning. it's the 9th day of february. >> did everyone get on tv, everyone who is here? >> they should be. >> yes. >> yeah.
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you guys really have been out here for a long time. thank you so much. we appreciate it. where is al? al? >> al? >> where is he? >> roker. >> oh, my goodness. >> are you kidding? are you kidding? get over here. >> he's inside at the bakery. >> that's ridiculous. >> the weather man inside. >> that's right. >> that's a no-no. here he comes. he's on the run. >> sorry. i didn't realize. you know? we had a show. >> okay. before he gets over here, we have jill martin. she's going to have "steals and deals." i tried to steal something that she has in there. >> that is part of it. >> you're allowed. >> here they are. matt, you're going to love this one. dr. oz did a thing where he took our phones and swabbed them to find out how dirty they are. he's going to surprise us with the dirtiest areas of your home. >> i knew you were getting -- >> i want a bite. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> that's buttery. >> that's really good. >> a lot to get to.
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let's start with the headlines of the day. here's your news at 8:00. >> reporter: we start with that wild winter storm that's walloping the northeastern part of this country. i'm craig melvin in central park this morning where folks could see somewhere between 8 and 12 inches of snow. schools have been shut down in new york city. schools have also been shut down in boston. many school districts in and around the northeast are on a delay, as well. meanwhile, the morning commute, quite treacherous. you can see the snow here in central park continuing to fall. that's been the case for a number of hours now. 2,300 snowplows are out on the roads. 315 tons of salt have also been deployed, as well. but here, perhaps, is the biggest part of this story. take a look at this flight aware misery map.
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you can see the areas in red, the areas in red on this map, are the areas here in the northeastern corridor that are already being affected by the flight delays, the flight cancellations. more than 3,300 flights so far have been canceled. that is only expected to get worse as the day goes on. there's always, of course, that domino effect that we'll be seeing throughout the day with the airlines canceling and delaying more flights. you can see folks behind me at central park, undeterred. lots of folks running and jogging. and a number of dogs out and about. that's the latest from central park. matt, back to you. >> craig, appreciate that. thank you very much. going to turn to politics. this morning at the white house, donald trump swearing in jeff sessions as the new u.s. attorney general. sessions was confirmed by the senate last night after fierce partisan debate. meantime, president trump's
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supreme court nominee sounding off about mr. trump's criticism of judges involved in the temporary travel ban case. nbc news has confirmed that neil gorsuch used the words disheartening and demoralizing when reacting to the president's comments. in houston what began as a dramatic police chase ended in a fiery crash. surveillance video shows a vehicle leaving the road and slamming into a gas pump at a service station on wednesday. the vehicle erupted into flames. the driver tried to run away but was captured. firefighters were able to safely put out the fire. police say the driver was wanted for questioning in an ongoing investigation but refused to pull over. coming up next on "pop start," tom hiddleston is going to explain why he wore that infamous shirt when he dated taylor swift. and desire, intimacy and their benefits on your brain. maria checked it out and it left her blushing. >> i can't wait for this.
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it's 8:09. good time for a snowy version of "trending." are you ready? >> ready. >> you know it's national pizza day. >> yes. >> it's one of my favorite holidays of all-time. it's a good way to talk about another story that's making some news this morning. one of the biggest pizzamakers in the country, dominos, announcing an official wedding registry. >> ooh. >> that's right. some of the gifts include a 2:00 a.m. bachelor party feast. a wedding after-party package. and post-honeymoon dinner. the company says the registry aims to bring couples together over their shared love of pizza.
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you want a pizza? or you want crystal salt and pepper shakers. >> pizza, absolutely. >> it's a pure marketing scam. but it's a great idea. >> i think so, too. >> did you have pizza at your wedding? >> no. i would have. i love pizza. >> pigs in a blanket. >> maybe at the reception, when it's getting late. and people are dancing. >> the after-party. >> somebody told us, after the reception, some of his buddies brought eight pizzas in. >> and domino's has gluten-free. >> there you go. there's already enough to worry about when you're going on a first date. i wouldn't know. they tell me this. >> don't beg. >> a new app. match.com -- i don't know about that, either. that's where you find a date. they had a survey that has if you have an older model phone, you're 56% less likely to get a date. so, upgrade your phone right now or be alone. >> this was sponsored by samsung and apple. >> if your screen is cracked, 86% people will judge you.
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>> do you judge people by their phone? oh, you have that old phone? or no? >> no. i did meet somebody in the hotel that opened up a flip phone. and i did, like, judge. >> i would be impressed. >> maybe that person is a little more old-school. more romantic. >> is that what you think? >> yeah. >> i should have figured that out. >> was the guy carrying an abacus? >> what? >> was he carrying an abacus. >> if you got an invitation to go on a date sent from my iphone 7 you would be more inclined to go out with that person than -- >> no. >> no? isn't that what you just said? >> i know, but i wouldn't care. that's what the survey says. you're asking me. >> for you, it's more like sent from my private jet. >> oh, matt. >> really? >> this is what you're dealing with. >> hey, pot, meet kettle. >> he's so happy with himself. when you're texting someone, how are you with punctuation? if it turns out, if you are
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completely devoid of punctuation, that sends one message. if you put a period, a simple period after a sentence on a text message -- >> that's aggressive. >> you think it's aggressive? >> okay. bye. bye, period. >> check this out, person "a" writes, "i'm going to be late for dinner." if person "b" responds with okay, nothing after it. that's neutral. but if they add a period, it's seen as a more stern and serious response. >> i agree with that. >> do you really? >> you took the time to add the extra dot. >> pardon me for being correct. i always put punctuation. >> we handle that different. >> i like punctuation. >> some people write kk, two "ks." >> if you're 17, that's cute. >> the same applies when ending a conversation. if you don't add a period, it leaves the conversation open. adding a period makes it seem final and ends the conversation. >> that's the point of the period. it definitely ends the
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conversation. >> i don't like that. >> men and women. >> the conversation has ended. i would like to continue. >> okay. flying is easily one of the most stressful parts of flying, but imagine being one of the flight attendants dealing with everyone onboard like here. here's a few things, asking, what do you have? hello? they say, the men su in the side pocket. look at it. don't ask us. >> i get caught off-guard sometimes. i forgot to look. >> another one, not listening to the safety presentation. >> that's important. that's important. >> they have their headphones and that really ticks off the flight attendants. >> and they'll be the first ones screaming what do i do when something goes wrong. >> i was on the plane once and the oxygen mask came down and it didn't inflate. >> that's the point of the story. >> it's supposed to inflate.
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>> i put a little period on the end of that. >> four days into the week and it's going downhill. >> wheels are coming off! >> do you want me to keep going? >> the grossest one of all for the flight attendants and i'm sure nobody here has done it, when you go into the bathroom with bare feet. >> i don't like it when someone sits next to me with flip-flops either and they need a pedicure. >> it's so gross. >> it's so gross. >> or when they put their feet up on the seat behind you. >> don't do that. >> don't do that. >> i agree. >> first up, "vogue" is celebrating a major milestone with its latest cover. the iconic fashion mag is marking its 125th birthday and that's over 12 decades of setting the trend and tone in the fashion industry. take a look at this. this is "vogue's" first-ever cover released on december 17, 1892. you can see fashion and the magazine have gone through their changes over the years. the march issue hitting newsstands next week features a
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diverse group of models including kendall jenner, ashley graham and gigi hadid and marks the start of what is a year-long celebration and they're diving deep into the archives for inspiration. next up, madonna's family has officially grown by two. the pop star showing this photo to instagram announcing she has adopted twin sisters from the african countries of malawi. she is, quote, overjoyed they're a part of her family. the singer does extensive charity work in malawi. tom hiddleston is opening up about his ill-fated and much talked about relationship with taylor swift. weeking to "gq," he said the three-month relationship was absolutely real shooting down claims it was a publicity stunt and speaking about taylor, and he described her as, quote, an amazing woman. what about the infamous i heart
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t.s. he said he wanted to protect himself from the sun. that was what he had handy. hiddleston, quote, we all laughed about it and it was a joke. there you have it, guys. >> we'll head over to matt lauer. >> we celebrated a year ago until the 2018 winter olympics with team usa hopefuls and a little free style skiing out on the mraz aplaza and with the ol spirit in the air, bob costas. >> 11 consecutive host of the olympics prime time coverage. when you look over all of that time do you have one memory? >> there are so many and i could pick two dozen and they would all be legitimate and i always go to muhammad ali lighting the torch in atlanta because it stands alone. it was dick ebersol's idea and somehow only ten people knew.
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they rehearsed it at about 3:00 in the morning and when he stepped out of the shadows and janet evans handed him that torch, and you saw him trembling that way, somehow even in that just as charismatic and magnetic as he's ever been. and in silence, speech taken away, he was just as profound in his own way, as he had been at his most vocal. >> i was in that stadium. i wept. i wept. >> i get goosebumps talking about it now. >> listening to you, i get goosebumps. so, we're talking about memories. >> yep. >> and you're here to make an announcement. >> yeah, because you asked me to. >> i'm not forcing you. >> it wasn't like i just showed up and beat the doors down. but -- but i'm going to be, like the rest of the country, watching mike tirico, who will be an able successor, in korea, for the winter olympics, beginning a year from today. >> you're giving up the olympic gig? >> yeah, i am.
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>> after one of the great runs in sports history. can i just say that? >> thank you. >> seriously. [ applause ] >> i was really lucky. >> literally, no one's ever done it better than you. >> well, you have to mention jim mckay. >> i know. >> there's 1 and 1a. i think i'm 1a because jim mckay invented the role. and distinguished himself so much. but i was lucky not just to be surrounded by so many terrific colleagues but we kept getting the rights to it. >> and the opportunity. you mentioned mike tirico. we love mike. he happens to be right here. mike, come on in. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you, matt. >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> we will get a chair for you. >> i don't get a chair. roker said i don't get a chair. we're starting over like rio. >> mike is now shadowing my every move. it's kind of creepy. this is a huge deal. >> oh, yeah. >> we had fun with you in rio some months ago. that was your first time as a broadcaster covering the olympic games. and now, you're filling these shoes.
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>> and someone who i grew up idolizing. i went to syracuse in large part for college because bob did. i received a bob costas scholarship 30 years ago. >> i think that's the coolest thing. >> first recipient of the scholarship in my mind in syracuse. >> and we're both born in queens. and neither of us were the center on our basketball team. i fit the role perfectly. >> a couple of shooting guards. >> at best. >> what are you most looking forward to? >> the continued experience of meeting the people, telling the stories and connecting everyone. because we're such a device, individual world. and i notice with the olympics, it brings everyone together, in the country, around the world. to be part of that, it will be great. >> i want to make an important point. >> no. >> you're not retiring. you're going to continue to work here at nbc sports. doing events you want to do, just not the olympics. >> they've been kind enough. they've been kind enough to call it the brokaw phase of my career.
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so, i'll be to sports what tom has been for the last several years for news. i'll show up when it's appropriate for me to show up, including sometimes on the olympics or the kentucky derby or the super bowl. >> or this show. >> or on this show. you love getting up early. yeah. >> you know, i have an apartment here in the studio. >> love those early morning phone calls, yeah. can i say something personally to you? >> yes, you can. >> over your time, i have had the opportunity to work with you on the olympics over a number of years. you've been such a great teacher and such a great friend. and i will never forget that. >> thank you. you've been great to work with. and mike will learn what we've learned, that no matter how well you do, you can't do it perfectly because the world has changed. there's somebody out there who's going to say, how come you said more about lithuania than you did about latvia. i hate you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> great luck. >> thank you, matt. mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> mike, turn around.
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>> tirico. >> i'm here to -- >> come with me. let's do weather together. >> it's snowing. the weather is important today, al. they need us. >> this is the weather you should have in pyongyang. >> snow? they did this for me, the "today" show spares no expense. what are we doing? >> hit the button for me. >> this one? >> yes. this is wind coming now, tirico. yes. >> where is the rain/snow line? >> it's gone. we have the winds coming in. this is what you will do when i go down. you will step in. you will follow me. >> is this going to last in the northwest? >> it will. that's a fast mover. that's the good news. we're looking 3 to 6 inches in philly. 8 to 12 in new york. west hampton, 12 to 18 inches of snow. and new england, 10 to 14 to 16 inches of snow. and you've done it before. do my line. >> that's the weather, right? here's what's happening -- >> come on. >> -- in your good morning. microclimate weather alert
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continues with heavy rain continuing in the north bay and it is starting to reach into other parts of the bay area moving from north to south. we will continue to see the radar filling in especially for the trivalley as well as much of the east bay into the south bay with heavier down pours expected as we go through the rest of the morning. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget, check us out every day on sirius xm 108. and we are gearing up to hit the road again to break a whole bunch of guinness world records. >> history, belongs to this illustrious weatherman. he holds two guinness titles. now, your chance to join him. al roker is going to college campuses across america, looking for new records to set. and using your school for the right stuff, the school spirit. go to today.com and tell us what record you seek and why.
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and you could join al for rokerthon 3, storming into the madness. >> i want you, every college student out there, to help me plan my route. grab your friends. make a video. tell us why i need to bring the rokerthon madness to your campus. find details at today.com/rokerthon. >> i can't wait for that. >> we're going to have a great time. >> it's going to be cool. let's go over to sheinelle. >> all right, thanks guys. coming up, jill's winter essentials. "steals and deals." and dr. oz is revealing the germiest things in your home. first, your local news. >> i'm so nervous. i'm ...
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crews are wrki around-the-clock to clear a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. crews working around the clock to clear a mudslide blocking lanes on highway 17. it's going to be a while before it fully reopens. right now only one lane is open in each direction. it isn't expected to fully reopen until monday. thousands of commuters are affected but it isn't the only area having problems. on tuesday night a van was almost vanished in a sinkhole. driver is okay but the road is still closed. no estimate on when that area will be reopened. let's jump back. >> you showed the video where they had to actually move a
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mountain. that will be a problem. we have a slow drive, one lane in each direction dragging. and the rain yet to arrive. we will track that but so far the south bay moving well. you see the rain coming down towards about palo alto. that is where we see the most slowing. the rest of it moves well. wind advisory for the bay bridge and san mateo bridge. we'll show you the golden gate bridge. the water is kicking up on the roadway. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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♪ it's 8:30, now, on a thursday morning, 9th day of february, 2017. a record warm temperatures yesterday. we got a major snowstorm in the northeast today. maria has been fighting this all morning long, saying it's just raining. >> it was raining at 4:00 a.m. it was raining at 4:00 a.m. >> and keeps asking me. is it going to get worse? have you listened to anything i said? you're like my children. you don't listen. >> they treat me like that. >> go to your room. >> harsh parenting doesn't work. jill martin with "steals and deals." and there's something over there i'm going to steal. >> these are goodies for winter, right? >> yes. speak of ideal things for a
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cold snowy morning, we're going to head into the kitchen for a recipe for stuffed french toast. >> all right. >> pizza and french toast. dr. oz, getting down and dirty with the germiest things in your home. and one of us on this couch, is a cover story. and it's not me. he's on the cover of "people." >> "tv guide." >> wishful thinking, i guess. we love "tv guide." love "tv guide." >> what is he talking about? >> the future of the "today" show. and tv. >> mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> you know, i love the "tv guide." >> is it snowing? >> it's snowing! it is. i was on a fake cover of the "tv guide" in "seinfeld." wow. look at the nice folks that came in. nice to see you. good morning. good morning. i didn't get a harumph.
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anyway, let's see what we have for your weekend outlook for friday. heavy rain and snow. record highs in the central plains. sunshine returns to the east. we'll finally start to dig out. on saturday, the record highs continue, from texas into the central plains. starts to dry out out in california. snow, hanging around in northern new england. sunday, sunday. we're looking for unseasonably mild weather here in the east, with some wet weather, some showers in the southwest, beautiful weather along the west coast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening -- , beautiful weather along the good thursday morning. i meant meteorologist kari hall. the microclimate weather alert continues with heavier rain moving into the north bay. right now in san rafael seeing pockets of very heavy rain. it is extending into san rafael and approaching san francisco with very steady rain for the peninsula. it is expected to get heavier
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for the east bay and south bay in the next hour. all right. it's time for more of our "brain power" segment. this morning, the potential benefits of something that can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about. let's just get it right out there, we're now covering adult material, sex. >> that's right, we are. little is known about how intimacy affects our brains. but one researcher is determined to find out, to see if it could actually be effective medicine. ♪ >> this is no ordinary brain study. i'm curious but i'm slightly embarrassed. so, are you? >> maybe just a little bit. >> reporter: maya and eli, a married couple, are about to have their brains monitored. >> this is going to measure generally emotional arousal.
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>> reporter: while he sexually stimulates her behind a partition. we're watching what their brains are experiencing. neuroscientist nicole prose is studying what happens in the brain during sex. the goal, to unlock its potential benefits to our physical and mental health. do you one day think it's possible that you would go into your doctor's office and they would prescribe sexual simulation as opposed to a pill? >> doctors may absolutely be prescribing sexual arousal or self-stimulation at some point. >> reporter: in her new study of more than 150 couples, subjects first get a battery of tests to evaluate their mental health and cognitive abilities. then, each couple is wired up and moved to a private space, where the woman is sexually stimulated, as she tracks the brain waves and vital signs. you're looking at how this might help you to focus, reduce anxiety. >> absolutely. we've already seen data that
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people that are highly eye sexually aroused, they don't experience pain as much. >> reporter: you're part of a groundbreaking study about sex and the brain. what made you interested in being a part of that? >> well, you know, sexuality and relationships is one of the most highly marked, highly scored parts of our lives. >> this thing that we've experienced and we've done as a practice, we get to see how it scientifically maps out. >> reporter: also under study, how to improve sex drive. >> all ages, 36% of people report low libido. most think this is because of a hormone imbalance, we know it's the brain that's driving the sexual problems. >> reporter: one possible cure -- transcranial magnetic stimulation. pulses of safe magnetic energy to the brain. it's currently approved to treat migraines and depression. in a recently published study, she found subjects with one form
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of tms had better sexual responses. now, she's developing a headset that could be worn at home to help you get in the mood. >> you see your partner, who you love, but you're tired, it doesn't always come online. this can help your brain come back online a little bit. >> reporter: sex as medicine. >> using what our body can do with intimate touch to improve our general health. >> reporter: it could be the next chapter in the sexual revolution. all of the couples in the study use a unique practice that combines sexual stimulation with medication. if found to have health benefits. one day it could be prescribed by doctors along with other therapies. and you can find out about this practice on the website, today.com. >> we spoke earlier that this was -- this left you a little flushed. but the reason was because while
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you knew what was happening, as part of this study, you then had to speak to these people right afterwards. >> yes. so, i was like -- looking -- >> you don't know where to look. are they embarrassed that i'm looking. >> were they embarrassed? >> maria shriver was waiting for them. >> they didn't seem embarrassed. it shows how embarrassed we all are to talk about this, which is a big part of our lives. so, they were very up front about it. i was the one that was sweating and looking down. >> from a science perspective. that helps. >> when they shut the door, i felt like, i'm not supposed to be here. what am i doing here? i had talked to a lot of people about it. everybody is fascinated. that tells me something. >> what are you doing in this series tomorrow? >> nothing. >> i'm almost afraid to ask. >> we're going to talk about technology and the distracted mind. it will be tamer. practice is all over. >> all righty. up next, a timely "steals and deals."
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that related to her story. just the get you through the rest of winter. >> okay. >> first, this is "today" on nbc. even jill martin.
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okay. we are back with jill martin, "steals and deals." you've got both of us here. and we are talking about cozy, comfortable pajamas on this snowy day. a lot of people at home today. >> it's perfect timing, jill. nailed it. >> for a winter wonderland set. you want to cozy up at home. p.j. harlow. the retail is $144. two choices, six colors. soft knits and silky satins. supercozy and chic. retails $144. the deal, $43. 70% off. would you lounge in those, maria? >> i might.
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>> this is something we needed today, for sure. >> i like this. >> how timely is this. cat footwear. the retail $100 to $160. the company says these are for risk takers and big thinkers. >> risk takers. >> hopefully because maybe you'll go on a hike or trek through the snow. so, four styles. retail $100 to $160. deal is $30 to $48. 70% off. >> this has the wedge that everyone loves. and they're easy to walk in. >> and flat forms are in. >> this is good. you can slip. and these look like they're sturdy. >> and chic. there's faux fur. >> let's warm up with something to drink. >> this is the cuisinart single brew coffeemaker. >> this is a good one. the retail, $185. oh, no. >> that's okay. >> okay. so it grinds whole beans. 4 ounce to 16 ounce. it takes a minute to brew.
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i want to show. you put the fresh beans in there. and it comes out. >> i love that. >> isn't that great? the deal, $56. that's 70% off. they rarely do deals like this. >> all right. >> these are great gifts. >> time to lather up. >> this is fabulous hand cream. in the winter, and in the fall, your hands get very dry. and you can use this all over. the ayres hand cream. retail $50. >> $50. >> one set with four different ones in it. >> there you go. >> they go in your bag. >> right. they're travel. that's exactly right. they're travel-worthy. and if you want to give to friends, you split it up into four different friends. >> you're only giving one? >> for my mother's book club. >> oh, okay. >> she gives a little gift. they're only allowed to give $5 or less. >> what is the deal on this one? >> the retail is $50. the deal is 15. that's 70% off.
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>> okay. >> let's cozy up on the couch, jill. >> these have been a big hit already. the alicia adams throw blanket. i'll give you this one. the retail is $395. you could actually wear this out. navy to go with yours. >> you can wear this out. >> would you wear it out, jill? >> if you're making s'mores. >> i just told you can wear this out. oh, my god. i can tell you. this is chic. this is chic. >> i love it. it's alpaca. 20 different stripes and solids. in barney's and fine stores. $395. the deal, $79. >> that's really good. >> i'm stunned you can pull the deals off, jill. people immediately, the minute that it hits, everyone snaps them up. let's run through the products. >> loungewear sets from p.j. harlow. women's boots from cat footwear. hand cream from ayres. and a coffeemaker from cuisinart. and beautiful throw blankets
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from alisha adams. head to today.com. up next, can you guess who has the germiest phone out of this group? who is your guess? >> i think i do. >> dr. oz will put that and so much more to the test. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ test. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ alarm clock beeping ]
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[ laughter ] welcome back, everyone. if you had to pick out the dirtiest items in your home, would you be able to do that? some of the things covered in the most bacteria may surprise you. here with more on that, dr. mehmet oz, host of "the dr. oz show." doc, good to see you. >> good morning. >> bacteria and bad bacteria. not all bacteria is bad. >> we outsource bacteria. we want the good guys. but some of our dietary habits, we get some of the bad guys. which is why we're here today. >> a lot of people think they go home to escape bacteria.
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that it's out on the street. we're going to talk about common things in your home and you're going to freak some people out. >> disspell the myths. >> we're going to ask you a question, which has more bacteria on it, a pet bowl or a cutting board. >> all right. >> part of the problem with pet bowls is no one washes them. even if you love your pets you won't be able to pay attention to it. wash your pet bowl at least once a day with the rest of the dishes in your home. don't forget about the reality, you may think, your cutting board, you clean. you never clean the pet bowl. >> all right. >> your dish sponge, the one you use at the kitchen sink. or the bottom of a woman's purse. which one is germier? >> this is all about moisture. the bottom of a woman's purse has stuff down there. but it has nothing more of the moisture harvesting ability of a sponge. the sponge is actually the dirtiest thing in your home.
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we ran this one. pretty clear on this one. >> all right. the handle of your toilet or the reservoir in your automatic coffeemaker? >> shockingly, someone gets paid money to clean the handle on a toilet. even a public toilet, right? or you do it yourself. but who cleans the coffee reservoir? >> that's worse? >> that's worse, you want to take vinegar and put it in the back of your coffee reservoir and run it once a month. two minutes in a microwave and it's clean. >> you've been here in our studio with your swabbing kits. come on in, guys. you took all of our cell phones. and you swabbed to see who had the germiest phone. do you have the results, dr. oz? >> i have them. >> i'm scared. >> this is a surprise. >> you can start from bottom to top. >> the best to the worst. these are validated. the good news is, none of you had toxic bacteria. e. coli which is fecal material,
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thank goodness. who was the highest rated person? >> cleanest. >> matt or al. >> i think it's hoda. >> it was matt. >> of course it was. >> he sterilizes the darn thing. look at him over there. now, here's the thing. al -- al, we asked you, i don't have footage of this. when we came to al, he autoclaved his phone. he cleaned it in so much alcohol, i don't think it works. >> i clean my phone every day. >> you got 600. >> you were 500. number two on the list. >> it's getting interesting. >> number three on the list. >> come on, girl. >> second-worst. >> there's a third worst because -- one of the culprits is not here, carson. i'll get to him in a second. maria, you were 1,300. which is good. >> about three-times me. >> who is counting? >> that's the sunlight in california killing off the bacteria. >> hoda? >> i don't like the odds. i don't like what's happening here. >> you were 1,800. not that far from maria. >> yeah.
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see? >> but to make you feel better, the reason that carson is not here. >> he is sick. >> 6,000. 6,000. >> he has little kids. >> he is blaming the kids. exactly. the sun was in his eyes. he has lots of excuses. >> that's really bad. >> 6,000 is not as good as 500, showoff. >> that was great. it will never come up again. you can catch his show weekdays. check your local listings. up next, the perfect recipe for comfort breakfast, if you're stuck inside. because of all of this snow but first this is "today" on nbc. th.
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"today food" "today food" is brought to you by honey nut cheerios. made with real delicious honey. this morning on "today food," a perfect breakfast on a day like this, if you're dealing with snow in the northeast. jessica coslo is the chef and owner of squirrel restaurant in los angeles. my friends rave about your place. congratulations on that. you're making one of my favorite things for breakfast, french toast. but you've got a twist. >> yes, we stuff is it with our jam.
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here it is. we start with our brioche and our jam. and the first thing to do is to take about one-inch slices of bread. >> nice and thick. you have to get that jam in there. >> use a small knife. and we cut into the jam, about a half-inch down. and we do the same thing on the other side, creating like a pocket. >> how do you get the jam down in there? >> just stuff it. >> you don't have to be need? >> it can be as messy as you want it to be. and you do it on the other side. and then here they are already prestuffed. we need to put it into custard. eggs, cream, sugar and salt. got that in. >> put that in. you whisk that up? >> you whisk it up until it's light and pale yellow and looks combined. it looks fluffy. >> you're going to dredge the french toast in that? or pour it over the top? how do you work that? >> we actually dredge these in here. and count, 1 mississippi, 2 mississippi. >> both sides? >> both sides. they're already drenched.
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we're going to put it into a hot skillet. >> is that butter in there? >> a little bit of butter in there. just a tiny bit. we're going to let it get a nice, golden sere. >> sometimes you make french toast, thick french toast. and it's gooey on the inside. and you cook this two different ways. >> you've got a nice sear on each side. this one has been going for maybe a minute or so. we're going to flip it. it's got a little bit of a sear. you think about a roast beef, you're getting the nice sear on the meat. >> that holds a lot of the flavor. >> you're going to take this pan. >> and put it in the oven. nice, hot oven. how long? >> five minutes. so it sets on the inside. it will have a nice custardy flavor. >> through the magic of television, this is what it looks like when it's finished. you want to pop it right there.
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when you plate that up, you put a little whipped cream on that, and more of the swirled jam. >> that's it. >> talk about the hash you're making. >> it is the seasonal hash. we take some flour and potatoes. put them in the bowl with salt and spice. >> how is this going downstairs? >> the cauliflower thing is crazy. love it. >> so good. >> we got the cauliflower and the potatoes roasted separately. >> if you don't mind combining it in this bowl for me, we make the periperi sauce. weer. s, us unonions, spice and a little thyme. we pop it into the blender. we blend it up until it looks like this. >> that is your periperi sauce. >> i'll adjust it with salt and vinegar because i like the brightness to brighten up the
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hash. >> you've taken the hash. you put it on the plate. a couple of sunny side up eggs. pop it on top. periperi sauce. >> one more egg for good measure on this guy. and more salt and pepper. and you're done. >> how is the hash, guys? >> fantastic. >> this is a great meal. >> a little sweet. a little savory. >> thank you so much. >> thanks to all of the folks out in l.a. we're back right after this. happening now it is 8:56. our microclimate weather alert continues with heavy rain moving through the north bay and pockets of very heavy down pours creating low visibility. we will continue to see rain moving from north to south with intense down pours from santa rosa down to petaluma. we will see more of this for the
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in assorted flavors for just $2.99. ♪ this morning on "today's take." we love her, rachel platen is here. and jgrammy-winning country sta, jennifer nettles, is our co-host. and a surf and turf that will melt your valentine's heart, coming up next. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a snowy thursday morning, february 9th, 2017. country music week continues with jennifer nettles. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> where are you from? >> originally, from the swamp of
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south georgia. >> nice. >> originally. >> anywhere near perry? >> a couple hours south of perry. almost florida. >> are you used to seeing this kind of stuff? >> not being from there, no. no. >> we brought in this special for you. >> thank you. it is a special treat. >> a special snow globe just for you. >> starting 2017 special. you have not one, but two new alb albums. heartbreak is out. >> i had a dance party to that song. >> i love it. >> preparing for the snow day. they had tablets so i could have a moment. i cranked it up. it's empowering song. >> there we go. ♪ >> do it. >> i love it. >> isn't it -- she did the -- >> there we go. >> we like right now. >> i know. >> what a contrast. >> we set the video in
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california because they have a quarter of all of the weather. >> hello. >> just getting clean. it's in the morning. >> that's all right. it's okay. >> i like country music. >> it's a beach video. >> that's fantastic. >> okay. throwback thursday. >> yes. >> and i figured -- >> not just my dance. >> not just your dance. a few old photos. in addition to being country, a musical mom. >> oh, my. >> when was this? >> i was 12 years old in that. and that was 6 years old. i was a dixie darling. >> yes. >> i'm sure i can use those skills on a daily basis. i was a punk rocker for halloween. >> this is how i like to go to school. >> your 4-year-old son, magnus, who you taught to beat box? >> yeah. he's a little emcee.
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>> i want to hear. ♪ >> yes. >> little angel. >> what's his name? >> magnus. m.c. magnus. and he takes him-hop class. >> does he realize that mom's a rock star? >> no. he doesn't care. any woman he sees on magazine or on television, i say, who is it? doesn't matter, beyonce. who is that? momma. yeah. as a matter of fact, it is. >> that's reese witherspoon. that's momma. i love it. >> i like beyonce. momma. >> for sure. it's happened before. >> it really is. >> rachel platen will be here later. she can beat box, as well. >> about to have a battle. >> beat box battle. >> the bbb. >> you hear me. i take it back to 1983 beat box.
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she may be more modern. i didn't -- it's like boots and cats. >> i never heard that. >> there is a boots and skirt school. it's a boots cats. >> did everybody know that? >> i know the puss in boots school. >> the beat box. >> i love that. >> i'll try it when i'm alone. >> when the kids have the ipads? >> yeah. >> boots cats. >> boots and cats. we feel like we're old friends. we would love to get to know you a little better. we're playing this game, country confessi confessions. bring out the boot. >> i dig in and pull one out? oh, gosh. >> better times, backstage or tour bus backstage? >> yeah. >> what are we missing? >> backstage is more communal. and depending on how many people on your bus or not, that can be
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too many people or just you. that's not as much of a party. backstage, you can come and go as you please. it's a more open environment. >> back into the boots. >> oh, my. who was your most embarrassing celebrity encounter? >> i get nervous. and i fan girl. and i try not to make myself feel foolish. but i feel like i do. i try not to talk a lot, when i get around people that i really admire. >> somebody you really want to meet who you admire? >> i've had the pleasure of meeting so many. i did the rain forest benefit that sting does. at carnegie hall. and bruce springsteen was there. i had the honor of honoring at kennedy center honors a few years. i honored you at kennedy center
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honors. bye. what do you say? i he meets so many people. >> one more. >> okay. >> this has been fun. we had reba doing the boot. keith urban. >> what's your go-to karaoke song? "you're the one that i want" from "grease." i play olivia newton-john. >> not john travolta? >> no. >> you have somebody to do it with you? >> i try. >> whoever is willing. >> you're the one that i want. >> i was trying to stall. i thought our audio people could get it. so, all week -- >> they could pull it up. nair fast. >> they -- need a little time. >> that's going to come. >> all week long, you've been having country superstars, sign this guitar. we're going to give out tomorrow. would you be so nice?
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>> i would love to. look at reba's. reba's is a perfect signature. mine is a hieroglyphic. >> you can see everything. >> i see the "j." >> a little "n." that's a -- >> it's more of a symbol. >> just a second. hit it. ♪ you're the one that i want woo, woo, woo honey ♪ ♪ you're the one that i want woo, woo, woo, honey. >> no one is singing. ♪ the one that i need yes, indeed. >> yes. ♪ >> we play anymore, we got to pay for it. ♪ my chills are multiplying >> this is you, olivia.
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fans are encouraged to hunt them down. find me. and plug the earphones into the disco balls. and she seized it. >> what did it say on her nails? >> find me. she posts an interactive map on where you can find the disco balls. the single is out for everybody tomorrow. >> is this the map? >> brittany havilan. katy herself went around the world. >> how cool is that? >> justin timberlake previous hid some tickets. >> the bar is high. >> somebody has to have a child live with the next release. drop a baby, drop an album. >> you should do that. have a baby. and the baby comes out, "heartbreak." >> and it sounds like trace atkins. hi, momma. how are you? >> there you go. just created it. speaking of justin
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>> that's right. that was in the movie. that is -- what a great dad and mom. wow. jennifer, you're a mom. and has that changed the music you make? >> oh, my. anybody who has kids, you know it's a life-changer. it changes your entire life. of course, it changes and has changed my music, for sure. >> do you have a song? >> and even on my first solo album, "that girl," i have a song called "this angel." that's about him. i'm in a writing and creative phase. if you only knew. and it's a letter to him. some things we want to fast forward to. some things we wont to fast forward through. but it's all in there. >> well, ryan reynolds, meantime, admitting his proudest moment came from seeing my older daughter being infatuated with the younger daughter. wanting to kiss her and hold her. it crushed me. >> that's the moment, when you
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see kids getting along. you're back and watching them. >> i got a 30-year-old daughter, courtney, who is a great sister to her younger sister and brother. and leila and nick, my 18-year-old and 14-year-old. she gives him the devil. but only she can. woe be tied anybody that tries to harm him. >> don't you love that? that's the way it should be. i'm thinking, what was a moment when i thought, this makes me so happy? we say our prayers at night. sometimes the mornings are crazy. the other night, it's dark in the room. and i like to hear them giggle. i have 4-year-old twins and a 7-year-old. be quiet. and then, i hear them going -- i want them to bond. we put them in one room for that reason. >> that's great. >> and the other night, they were saying their prayers. and i got to my daughter. they say the same prayer. and thank you for mommy. and thank you for her voice. and thank you for -- it was just so sweet to thank all of the people in her life. and my son says, i'm sorry i got
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a yellow happy face instead of a green one today. i get to hear about their day. it's true confessions during prayer time. it's a moment for us. a quiet moment. >> those moments are very special. they'll never forget them. >> it's snowing right now. we have a present for you. an otter, sliding down a snowy frozen river. barrett hedges, showing this. go for it, otter. >> this is for real. >> what's he doing? >> i thought he would be going further. >> you got to run and get it. >> and he has to go again. >> and go. >> i'm done. >> this is at yellowstone national park, by the way. >> this is me trying to traverse the sidewalk, outside. that's it. >> you need one of the brush things going. i'm just driving for miss nettles. look out. nettles coming through. let's show you what we got weather-wise. what a surprise. snow.
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51 million folks under some advisory warning or blizzard warning, east end of massachusetts and long island. here comes the storm. around noon today, heavy snow east of new york city. up to boston. you can see it's ending down in philadelphia, but we have snowfall rates, one to four inches per hour. we're hearing thundersnow during the storm. >> thundersnow. >> right. you'll get thunderstorms. by 6:00, all out. but evening commute problems for our friends in boston. here are the snowfall totals. talking from 6 to 18 inches of snow, from new york all the way up into new england. we are tracking very heavy rain moving into the bay area with the heaviest rain now in the north bay and moving closer to san francisco. also starting to see heavy pockets of rain moving in to
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redwood city. we are concerned about the north bay where the river levels are quite high at napa river and the russian river. really pouring down in mill valley and san rafael and more rain throughout the late morning, early afternoon. >> little fun fact for you. if we get six inches of snow today in new york city, it will be the first time ever when we went from a record high to a snowstorm with six inches. >> yesterday was beautiful. >> in 24 hours. >> this is bizarre. should we be worried? or is it just one of those things? >> there will be a woolley mammoth on your front lawn. why size matters when it comes to your "let life in with new herbal essences bursting with argan oil of morocco and notes of jasmine to put more life in your head.
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machine like you would your car. it's a machine. you want to keep it clean. keep it maintained. treat it right to have a nice, long life so it treats you clothes right, too. >> load size. >> so, size does matter when it comes to loads because if the load is too big, then it can cause the washing machine to go off-balance and make that banging sound. >> we all know. >> and it can damage it and damage your clothes. and too small causes it to go off-balance. >> really? >> especially if there's a few small pieces and one large piece. the just right size of load is this. if you want to help me. all right. so, when you load it -- when you load it, you want to make sure that it doesn't go past the front row -- it doesn't go past the front row of holes. that's enough.
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and you don't want it to go above here. and so, that's the perfect amount of load. it doesn't get banging and all that. >> what about the top loaders? >> the top loader, you don't want to load it above the agitato agitator. >> i've been known to shove a load of towels -- >> do not shove. it will get stuck. and it will just jiggle. you know you've overloaded if the xloclothes sit there. >> i'm nervous because you just put a bra in with all of the clothi clothing. does all of this go together? >> temperature-wise, 60 degrees is great. most detergents start to activate. you don't want to wash too hot with a delicate like a bra. >> the brand name doesn't matter if you have a high-efficiency washing machine. you want to buy the detergent
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that's marked high efficiency. >> i filter my purchases by smell. >> that's fine. >> so far, i've never done a proper load of laundry. >> go with the smell you love. and you don't want to use too much because too much can leave a film on your clothes. and a film in your washing machine that attracts dirt and grime. and can cause mildew to grow in the washing machine. >> you talk about taking care of the machine. >> you want to cloean it. one a hot cycle with two cups of vinegar. and make a mixture, a fourth of a cup of vinegar. and you get a toothbrush -- >> this is going to happen. >> you have to do this, because this rubber ring is germ central on this front loader. you want to use that toothbrush and get in here and clean out the inside and then, this, too. you want to clean out this, as well. that's where all the mildew
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grows. and between washes, you want to leave the door open to air out. >> this is a good thing to teach the children how to do. >> get the toothbrush. coming up, we have fight song singer, rachel platten, telling us a new project she's ♪ ...just don't face. ♪ and i even got my own dance. ♪ ♪ the humpty dance is your chance ♪ ♪ to do the hump. humpty dumpty: the what? turbotax agent: hello mr. dumpty, do you have a tax question? humpty dumpty: have you ever heard of the humpty dance? turbotax agent: everybody knows that. humpty dumpty: well, i'm about to sue these guys. will i get to write off my legal fees? turbotax agent: certain legal fees are tax deductible. ♪ come on, do the humpty hump. ♪ ♪ do the humpty hump. humpty dumpty: it is kinda catchy. ♪ so just let me introduce myself. ♪ ♪ my name is humpty. it's a mosaic of all the faces before it. only true match has l'oreal's technology to match your skin's unique tone and undertone. 100% guaranteed. there's only one true match for me.
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and it's perfect. from l'oreal. ==topvo==a big coern during ery storm is floodig-- good thursday morning, 9:26. a major concern right now with the flooding going on throughout the bay area, especially close attention paid to the russian river in sonoma county. the river is expected to reach flood stage this evening. the most recent levels stand at 32.5 feet, which would cause minor flooding. that's nearly a two-foot drop from that time yesterday. they say that is typical. it looks like the river is going to trend to 29 feet by this afternoon before rising again tomorrow morning. another area dealing with fallout from the storm is the santa cruz mountains. we have been watching it. crews working around the clock to clear up the mudslide on
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highway 17 that happened tuesday on the northbound side. caltrains brought in the spider excavator. it removes mud and debris from the top of the pile. one lane is open in each direction that is the same. cal tran says it will open monday. in the meantime, as far as the time line for the rain, we are going have a check of that after the break.
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traffic good morning, i'm meteorologi meteorologist kari hall. the rain is closing in on the south bay as much as the east bay. the rain will move from the north to the south getting heavier with gusty winds. focus on the north bay where we have seen the highest rainfall totals and rain falling several hours now. moving to san rafael and napa,
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expect more on the rain to continue at least through late morning and early afternoon. how is it looking on the roads? >> the right side, wet on highway 92. that's what's going on right now. i'm tracking what incident may be there. we have a slower drive. rain anywhere north of there hitting the north bay for hours. recovery for north 87, then a crash there past capital expressway cleared except the express lane. saratoga, an earlier crash there. the mudslides clearing at highway 17. back to you. >> wait until monday on that. thank you very much.
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♪ this is my fight song she is the talented recording artist behind the tune you can never get out of your head. you're listening to it right now. "fight song." you're taking on another fight. this is the fight against heart disease in women. you're here for the heart association's red dress fashion show. which is fantastic. tell me about that. >> good morning, guys. what's up, al? good to see you again. >> you guys actually know each other. >> we do. >> we know each other. we've met -- >> a couple of times in nashville. >> that's right. >> look at the picture. >> oh, yaeah. >> i was like, don't we look alike? she was like, i guess. i think we really look alike. >> i am flattered.
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>> i'm sure. >> i'm flattered. i was jumping the gun because i'm excited for you. you're wearing your red. you're here for in town for the american heart association, red dress fashion show. fashion week. >> i'm walking today. and i'm wearing -- >> are you nervous? >> extremely nervous. there's a 99% chance that i'm going to bite it. >> don't. i did this show a few years ago. >> the energy there is so fantastic. everybody is supportive. >> did you smile when you walked? >> i was thinking, the people that didn't smile, looked cooler. i smile like an idiot. >> you can't go wrong with a smile. >> you can't. >> do you practice your walk? >> well, i didn't. >> you practiced. >> i'm singing "fight song" at it, as well.
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i thought, should i practice my walk? just don't. just walk normally. walk to the other end of the run way. you have "fight song," which is so terrific. you're putting finishing touches on new music. >> you're in the studio. >> i'm in the studio right now. after two years of touring, i got to dive back in. i was so scared to go back. because you had the hits. we're waiting for something else. >> i think anyone else trying to do something big and great, it's scary in the beginning. you don't know what's going to happen. and i don't know if i still understood how to write songs. i know i had put in the work of years of writing. and that album took me years to make. "fight song" took two years to craft. >> did you question yourself? >> i did in the beginning. in the summer, i was scared.
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and i would hint to my manager, i should stay on the road, right? >> you're right. you have a whole life to write your first album. and two months to write your second one. when can we expect new music? >> very, very soon. right after weeks. between months and weeks. so, i after being really scared, i got in there and figured out if i was vulnerable and what i learned in the ups and downs of success after years of struggling, that's my story. >> you can always just beat box. >> yes. >> or you can just beat box. >> we have two mics. >> i could do that. >> can we calm down with the battle situation? i think people that do beat box battles will be bummed. there's not a battle happening.
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>> if you press the one casio key. >> do we say hit it? >> two blondes trying to beat box. what would go wrong? >> since jennifer is co-hosting, rachel is the guest. we're going to go first. what is going to freestyle? >> i only have one beat. >> you have a real one. ♪ we were walking down the street this other day ♪ ♪ he said hey i can't think of anything else ♪ ♪ it's a snowy day >> you can drop it there. if you saw my video earlier with magnus, like i said, casio keyboard, boots cats. >> that's a great thing. >> go, al. ♪ a snowy day people say ♪ ♪ what's going to happen weatherman ♪ ♪ i say, i don't have a plan
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bring it out ♪ ♪ that's what is bringing out ♪ i'm going to start and i got to pout ♪ >> have so much fun on the catwalk. just ahead, we have a valentine's day dinner for two that's better than any restaurant meal out there. a simple, tasty surf and turf coming up, right after this. >> that was fantastic. this is the food system. but what if it didn't have to be? at blue apron, we're building a better food system. where we value quality and flavor over quantity and shelf-life. where chefs and farmers work together to make farms healthier, grow higher quality ingredients, and deliver them in-season, ripe and ready to cook. because food is better when you start from scratch.
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this morning on "today food," we team up with our friends from buzz feed, where we have this persian of a perfect valentine's meal. surf and turf for two with a potato on the side. we're going to slow this down
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and show you how to make this dinner, step-by-step, momma. we're going to start with the turf. nice ribeye, beautiful. whatever cut you like. and a little oil, and salt enpepper. you have a good cut of meat, you season it. you have a nice skillet, put it in there. and sere that bad boy for about two to three minutes per side. as it's cooking, once you got it up, you're going to take this, and let it rest. and you're going to take -- i like the thin asparagus. you just cut it at the bottom. and you leave whatever oil or chunky bits are in there, and you sere that. the great thing about the thin asparagus, it cooks so quickly. boom, you're done. >> fantastic. >> and a little salt. a little pepper. >> you can never go wrong. more salt.
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>> the oil was already in the pan. >> in the pan from cooking the steak. you're going to slice that off. and you just look at that. oh, that's beautiful. >> fantastic. >> whatever doneness you like. and you want to make sure it rests ten minutes so the juices get back in. the turf part. shrimp, garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, onion and butter and lemon. you take your cleaned, deveined, shelled, shrimp. you melt a little butter and pour in your shrimp. the great thing, shrimp cooks awfully quickly. you're going to brown it off until this point. once you do that, you have chopped garlic, red pepper flakes. i thought this, is so good. >> throw in some parsley. and a little lemon juice. >> i like the lemon. it brightens it up. >> exactly. going to cook that one and thickens up just a tad. and then, you end up like this,
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with your shrimp. you have your surf and turf, and the hasselbeck potato. you are going to slice it, bake it. and a little topping. >> what is the hasselbeck? >> that's the slicing. it was created by elisabeth hasselbeck. a little accordion. you have some cheese on it. sour cream. scallions. and you have a fantastic surf and turf, beautiful, romantic. >> for valentine's. >> just in time. for this recipe and more, tasty food and videos, head to today.com/food. oui, oui. let's show you what's happening as far as weather is concerned. let's take a look. you can see right now, you are looking your weekend ahead. friday, record highs. looking at plenty of sunshine along the eastern seaboard. heavy rain and snow continues
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out west. but it dries out on saturday. record highs in the central plains. rain in the mississippi river valley. sunday, sunday, unseasonably mild weather returns to the east. the dry weather continues out west. and we got a little wet weather in the four corners and the central rockies. that's what's going on around good morning, i'm kari hall. we have heavy rain moving into the bay area. we will continue to see it working from north to south. heavy hours of heavy rain in the north bay and it's still coming down in santa rosa, petaluma and napa as well as mill valley. san francisco, a steady rain at this point and closing in on the south bay. the east bay, expect the rain to continue this evening. >> and that is your latest weather. coming up next, is your
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so no matter what your favorite is, you can feel good about general mills big g cereals. you always think it couldn't happen to you, until it does. we're talking about being hacked. >> more than a quarter of american adults, more than 60 million people, hyperventilation, have had the personal data hacked at some point. >> we brought in jim stickily to reveal the latest in cyber crimes and what you need to do. i had never heard of this one. it's called typo squatting. >> someone will set up a website that looks like a real website, only it's one character off. do you type in a url -- >> i do dictionary.com all the time. one letter, there's something weird that comes up. >> we have "today" show. >> we're really today.com.
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>> we're going to mistype today. we're going to put the "s" where the "d" is. when the site comes um, it looks like the "today" show site. and then, there's a warning on your screen. and the screen goes blue screen. >> and you panic. >> so, this is a fake site. they try to trick you. they have an 800-number where they try to convince you to dial this number. if you call it -- >> yes. they will try to get money out of you. >> how do you know if that's happening? >> you have to look to pay attention to where you're going to. anytime they want you to call a number, it's suspicious. another way they do this, the exact scam. you go to a site. and we bring the "today" show. we change it over -- change it to tofay.com. if we click on something. we're browsing something that we think is the "today" show.
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it's going to pop up with a different thing. you need to install an update. you see them, sometimes they're real. in this case, it's fake. if we click on this one to install it, it just installed malware on our computer and we had no idea. >> that quickly, too. >> how can we protect ourselves from this? my level of tech is if i air drop something to you, i feel like steve jobs. how do we protect ourselves? >> the best thing you can do is watch where you are typing. if you type the url and you are typing it wrong, look to see you did that. if it wants you to install stuff, don't. just ignore it. and if your computer gets stuck, you can't make it go away, statement it gets stuck on the screen. reboot your computer. just turn it off, turn it back on. >> are we ready for remote log-ins? >> hardware. hardware hacks. >> basically what happens, we go to a bank site. they wouldn't let me hack a real
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bank. >> there's that. >> we got our fake bank here. we go to log-in. and everything seems normal. and we're logged in. that would all seem fine. but people don't realize is just like the software on the computer, your hardware can get hacked. you can have a wi-fi device. that can be hacked. >> and it becomes their weapon. >> we go to a site that happens to be a malicious site that i made. instead of doing what you think it's doing, it's hacking the hardware in your house while you speak. >> downloading all of your information? >> it changes. if we go back to the same site we were just at, we're at a different site. it can control where we two and move us along. we need to make sure you update all of your stuff. >> get updates? >> there's updates on your devices. it's really important to get the updates. you get the model number, go to the website of the site, whoever makes that brand. and they'll walk you through
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step-by-step, how you get hardware updates. >> do you update your phone? >> i am procrastinating. remind me later. >> don't do that. >> what's the next one? >> log-ins. >> every once in a while, someone has logged into your account from a new computer. if you see one of these things, and it wasn't you, this is a bad sign. that means somebody has hacked your account. if you get an e-mail, they generally come from social media or your banks. someone has logged into your account. immediately go and log-in to your account for real and change your pass word. >> it says change all your passwords everywhere. >> if you use one. >> 20 seconds to do side-loading app. >> that's from a third party site, that isn't apple or google. don't do it. that's the simplest tip. >> they say the millennials are subject of this. >> they try to get the stuff. it allows them to install things
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that they have to pay for. >> don't do it. >> it sounds like you know what you're talking about. i'm impressed, jennifer. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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you have been so much fun. >> what a treat. >> thank you. >> brett aldridge will be finishing up country work. >> you've love him. >> we're going to have special ambush makeover. it's a valentine's day edition. tyrese gibson is here. are you going to leave? why would you leave us? >> try out kathie lee's seat. >> set it down. set it down. >> oh. >> hey, now.
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=weather toss to trfic good thursday morning, it is 9:56. tracking heavy rain moving into the bay area. itis been raining quite heavy in the north bay several hours and continues to move into the east bay as well as the south bay with lighter showers initially. it will get heavier for the
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morning. the north bay, we have seen the heaviest rain pouring and pockets of downpours that continue to pick up. also for san francisco, dark greens and yellows showing intense rain. that will be moving from north to south this evening. now you have a delay on transit? >> it's not weather related, although we are bound to see trains slowing. a major medical emergency on the track. bus 22 and 99 are running as an alternate. meanwhile, the roadways are continuing to get wet, swamped with weather here. look at palo alto. be careful, back to you. crews are working feverishly trying to clean up the mudslide on highway 17. it's constricting traffic from the coast to the south bay. it happened tuesday in virtually the same spot as the last storm. it may not open until monday.
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a murder trial continues today. accused of killing a teenager, sarah lamar. we'll have updates for you throughout the day on www.nbcbayarea.com.
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