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>> what kind of pie are you make something. >> key lime. >> sweet and savory. >> back in half an hour. have a great day. good morning. breaking news. the nor'easter of 2017 in full swing. snow piling up in philadelphia, washington, d.c., and boston. with blizzard conditions in eight states. roads a harrowing mess. thousands of flightsanceled nationwide and the worst is yet to come. our cameras and correspondents are fanned out across the region. and dangerous diagnosis? a nonpartisan review of the plan to replace obamacare, says it would increase the uninsured americans by 24 million. democrats quick to pounce. calling for the bill to be killed. >> it is indecent and wrong. >> as the five-month-old
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recording emerges of paul ryan talking about the man who would be president. >> i'm going to defend donald trump. not now. not in the future. >> how the speaker is responding today, tuesday, march 14th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today", nor'easter 2017. with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. everybody. welcome to "today." it's a snowy tuesday morning. that's a good crowd. they're out here. we are measuring the snow in centimeters right now. >> let's be fair, though. we're in rockefeller center. they do an amazing job of removing snow in a big hurry. on some of the other streets, it's a different story. >> and it's just beginning, right, al? >> that's right. we'll see a changeable situation, from snow, rain, freezing rain, sleet and back to snow. >> what was it like coming in?
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>> i took a nice commute in. >> it was scary. if you don't have to be on the roads in the northeast, don't do it. stay in. >> it's our top story. a snow day for millions of students from philly to boston. lay a lot for some travelers across the country. more than 6,000 flights canceled through tomorrow. we got it covered all angles, starting with craig melvin. he's a few blocks to our north in central park. hi, craig. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. in just the past few minutes here in central park, it has already started to come down a little harder. and a little faster, as well. multiple governors have declared a state of emergency. officials urging folks to stay inside for their own safety. let the blizzard begin. snow, quickly piling up in the northeast overnight. the storm, affecting 70 million people. new york city anticipating up to 20 inches of snow. parts of massachusetts, could
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get two feet before it's over. thousands of schools in the storm's path closed for the day. >> i jumped out of my seat and shouted hooray. >> reporter: precautions for a storm barrelling to the region. wind speeds expected to reach 50 miles per hour. reducing visibility on roads and tearing down power lines and trees. officials urging the public to stay off the roads. connecticut, taking it a step further, issuing a state-wide travel ban this morning. word of the powerful storm system has already left a mess in the midwest. in chicago overnight, a pileup of at least 20 vehicles, shut down an expressway. minor injuries were reported. and in wisconsin, officials are investigating two snow-related deaths. millions now hunkered down, riding out the storm. as this potentially historic nor'easter buries the northeast. snow days galore right now. boston, philadelphia, new york
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city, fairfax county, virginia, all of them cancelling schools. we should also note here in central park, right now, we are on pace to break a record that has stood since 1888. matt, savannah? >> all right, craig. thank you very much. al, this could be one of those days when a couple of miles can make a big difference. >> we are seeing that right now. heading towards the jersey turnpike. the exit for newark airport. here's the radar. and look closely. you can see this area of pink and purple starting to move towards philadelphia. this is atlantic city. back in washington, d.c. we've got a frozen mix going on right now. that's going to be the situation this morning. changeable weather, as we move during the day with this storm. right now, winter storm warnings, advisories and blizzard warnings for 70 million people. as we drill down, 31 million people at risk for a blizzard.
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here's what we're looking at for you. we'll time it out. midday new york, heavy snow, changing to sleet and back to snow. boston, heavy snow, two to four inches per hour. as we move on into this evening for the commute. heavy snow. rain into new york state. a frozen mix and back to some snow. this mix in boston will turn into a wind-swept rain. and it will continue to push to the north wednesday morning. it gets out of the boston area, new york. the wind dies down but we have a frigid morning. whatever is on the ground, is going to stay there. here's what we're calling for right now. as far as accumulation, philadelphia, five to ten inches. it will be closer to the five and the ten. mt. pocono, away from the warmer waters and the warmer easterly winds. you'll see 22 to 28 inches. new york city, 9 to 15 inches of snow. albany, 16 to 22 inches. interior new england, the same.
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boston, about 8 to 12. portland, 10 to 16 inches. and with all this wind and all this heavy snow, we've got the threat for wide scattered power outages from eastern pennsylvania and especially as you get up into northern new england. guys, again, the difference between this storm tracker that gets closer to the coast, that's going to bring in warmer, moister air. that's why we will see mixing. it will go back and forth for the next several hours. >> not going to be a nice day, no matter what. >> al, thank you so much. when a storm like this hits, travel of all kinds, brought to a stand still. above-ground subway service halted in new york city. a travel ban in connecticut and thousands of flights are canceled for today. nbc's tom costello is covering that angle this morning. he's at new york's la guardia. good morning. >> reporter: it's a ghost town here. and not just the american airlines terminal. all of the terminals are empty. the tsa checkpoint is closed. nothing happening here.
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and that's to be expected in the busiest airports of the country. take a look at the flight aware misery map. we love this. good illustration of what is happening. new york city, lots of red, with a total of 7,600 flights canceled nationwide between yesterday, today and tomorrow. all of the airports in and around new york city, affected. move up to boston. big red there. american airlines tells us, in boston and new york, they don't expect to recover and reopen until midday tomorrow. let's move on down the coast, to the flight of our misery map to washington, d.c. and philly same story. they're not going to recover fast. washington, reagan and dulles, those two airports may start to recover today. they may recover today. but flights and planes were out of position. if they miss a flight, for example, a dallas to la guardia leg, and that plane is not in position for the next leg,
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there's a ripple effect across the country. this could take several days to recover when you have so many people who have missed their flights and need to get from point "a" to point "b." a long recovery. the airlines have waived the change fees. you can change the ticket without penalty. back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. nbc's indra petersons is driving through the storm. indra, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. evident the blizzard of 2017 is here. very easy to see. right now, we're driving north on i-95, near newark airport on the turnpike. this is where you see the change in forecast so clearly. what we're looking at is the quickly transition from rain to snow and ice. no better way. we talk about nor'easters and i-95. it connects major cities. it is tricky.
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it is almost an imaginary line between all three types of precipitation. if you see a radar, you can tell. if you're going to be driving to the south and to the west today, or south and east today, you'll see more rain. you're going to go from heavy snowfall, down to what's going to start looking like rain. and there's a lot of reason that matters. as we've been driving today, in the last five, ten minutes, we went from heavy snow and we started seeing sleet. you start to slip and slide out there. what also happens, they're trying to treat the roads here. some places look great. you can tell where the roads are treated with salt. but if you see rain, and you switch back to snow, no more salt on the roadways. it's going to be an awful mess, matt. >> is someone in the backseat snoring or is that the windshield wiper? >> reporter: let me check. i'm going with windshield wiper. >> thanks. it's all hands on deck for the department of transportation in philly, of course.
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morgan radford with the storm there. hi, morgan. how is it going? >> reporter: savannah, good morning. you can see the snow and the sleet pummeling us here in philadelphia, where we saw two inches overnight. up to seven inches in other parts of the state. currently we're under a snow emergency with blizzard warnings north and west of the city, what experts are calling the deadly and life-threatening storm. these streets for the tuesday morning commuters who are determined to get to the office, they have to be extremely careful. that's when the snow and the sleet is expected to hit the hardest. and temperatures right now are just at freezing. that is expected to stick. once the wind gusts come, we have to see up to 35 miles per hour. that's why the city has already deployed more than 400 plows. they have up to 50,000 tons of salt at the ready. people are stocking up on food. they're stocking up on water. schools are closed for the day. we are under a winter storm warning until 6:00 p.m.
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savannah? >> morgan radford, in philly. thank you. in massachusetts, blizzard warnings have been expanded to the western and central part of that state. miguel almaguer in worcester, an hour north of boston. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we are looking for a record-breaker here in massachusetts. here in worcester, we are talking about 16 inches of snow. over in boston, a foot. they are also talking about the potential for killer cold. with all of this snowfall, they expect hundreds of thousands of people across this region to lose power. that's a major concern here later on today. the light snow that's falling now will turn into steady snow later on today. they're worried about coastal flooding in the area. the governor asking everyone in this region to stay off of the roadways. at grocery stores, they are stocking up as quickly and as fast as they can. we have seen a rush on every kind of perishable imaginable. they are bracing for a steady storm. we have light snow but expect it
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to come down steady and all day. back to you guys. >> miguel, thank you very much. of course, we'll have the latest on the storm all morning long. and we are boing going to check new app if you brave the roads and get stranded. anticipated estimates of the replacement for obamacare are out this morning. this report shows that the new plan would drive up cost and cause millions to lose their coverage. we'll talk about that with tom price in a moment. first, nbc national news correspondent peter alexander is at the white house for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. a lot of americans will be digging out of the snow today. right now, the trump administration is digging in, dismissing that nonpartisan analysis. tom price says the budget office simply has it wrong. the findings are making republican plans for overhauling health care a lot tougher sell,
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even within their own party. its first checkup, not a clean bill of health for the republicans' obamacare replacement. >> trumpcare means higher costs for less coverage. >> reporter: the plan would leave 14 million uninsured next year, according to the congressional budget office, which estimates that number can jump to 24 million in the next decade. >> taking 24 million people and pushing them off their coverage. >> reporter: despite promising lower deductibles, the gop plan would drive up out of pocket costs and slash $880 billion from medicaid, despite trump's campaign promise. >> save medicare, medicaid and social security without cuts. have to do it. >> if there was ever a war on seniors, this bill, trumpcare, this is it. >> reporter: but republicans were quick to push back. >> you read this report. i'm encouraged by it. >> we disagree strenuously, with the report that was put out.
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it's just not believable. >> reporter: trump's team touting reports, finding the bill would save the government $337 billion over the next decade. but even some prominent republicans are skeptical. >> i don't think this is particularly good news. if they're half right, that's a lot of people that would be uninsured. >> reporter: new signs of an old rift between paul ryan and the white house. >> i'm not going to defend donald trump, not now, not in the future. >> reporter: newly released audio from a conference call has paul ryan talking to republicans, expressing concern over candidate trump from an access hollywood tape. >> we have concerns of our nominee. is it going to be a turbulent month? with respect to donald trump, i would encourage you to do what you think is best and do what you feel you need to do. >> reporter: nbc news has not been able to verify the recording, the substance of the call and ryan's comments were widely reporting at the time.
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trump tweeting a day after the call, our weak and ineffective leader paul ryan had a bad conference call when his members went wild with loyalty. he sated, the world is well aware of this history. and obviously a lot has happened since then. still, this morning, no proof, ten days after president trump accused his predecessor of wiretapping his phones. >> he said they were in quotes. >> reporter: the two tweets accusing mr. obama of tapping mr. trump's phones, did not have quotes. when should americans trust the president? is it phony or real when he says that president obama wiretapped him? >> he doesn't think that president obama tapped his phone personally. >> reporter: but aides are not ruling out that someone in the obama administration did. can you say firmly, that when the president says something we can trust it to be real? >> if he's not joking, of course. every time he speaks, he's speaking as the president of the
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united states. >> reporter: the trump administration missed the house intelligence committee's monday deadline to turn over any terms that back the president's claim. the justice department has asked for more time. the committee says it wants the wiretapping information by next monday. they will consider a subpoena. >> peter, thank you. tom price is the secretary of health and human services. mr. secretary, good morning, thank you for being with us. >> hey, savannah. wonderful to be with you on this chilly morning. >> a chilly morning. we have issues with the number, but before we get too wonky, we'll cut to the campaign. during the campaign and as recently as january, the president said, in no uncertain terms, insurance for everybody. everybody has got to be covered. and he added, they will be beautifully covered. obviously, this is not how it has turned out. is it time for the administration to level with the american people and say, some people are going to lose their coverage? >> the fact of the matter is, if you look at the plan, what the
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president said is absolutely right. let's think about why we are in this situation. the fact of the matter is, that obamacare has failed. the president met with a group of folks at the white house, who have been harmed by obamacare. whether it was moms or dads who couldn't find coverage for their kids or who lost -- >> can i just stop you right there. i want to zero in on that point. >> it's better to look at the whole picture. >> i agree. but are you saying no one is going to lose coverage urn this plan? because that's pwhat the presidt promised. >> what we're saying is that the current system has failed. you got one-third of the counties in this nation that are offering one coverage policy. five states, only one coverage policy. premiums going up. deductibles going up. the current system has failed. and the cbo doesn't account for that. >> secretary price, though -- >> what the report looked at, was one-third of the plan. that's why you can't look at this in isolation. with our whole plan, every american will have access to
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coverage. it will be coverage that is more responsive to them. that will allow them to choose and will be less expensive than the current situation. >> you heard what lindsey graham said. if the cbo is wrong by 50%, you're looking at some 7 million people without insurance in a year. and some 12 million more people without insurance down the road. so that doesn't sound good either, does it? >> no. but that's not the whole plan. that's the problem. if you're a mom or a dad sitting out there right now, trying to figure out how you're going to get health care for your child, the current situation is a disaster for you because costs are going up, deductibles are going up. you may have an insurance card but you don't have care. we're trying to fix this situation. trying to move to a situation where patients and families and doctors are making these decisions and not washington, d.c. >> are you trying to fix it with a game of semantics? having access to health insurance is a different thing than being able to actually get health insurance.
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>> people believe that the government ought to be in charge. they believe if the government dictates to people what they've got to buy, you're better off. we simply don't believe that. we believe that people, moms and dads across the country should be selecting the kind of coverage that they want. that's what our system is. it's a system that is more responsive to them, provides greater choices, lower costs. if you look at the entire package that the cbo didn't look at, not because they are bad folks, that's the way the rules work. they didn't look at all the regulations that we believe aught to go away. they didn't look at purchase across state lines or medical malpractice reform or all those things that in their totality create a system that works better for the american people. >> sir, we've got to run, but just to go back to the original point, you're saying this morning that you agree with president trump that under this plan everyone will be covered. no one is losing insurance? >> everyone will have access to
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the coverage that they want and there will be a transition. >> that's the access, as opposed to be covered. >> the only way you can assure the people are going to be covered -- 20 million folks right now aren't covered under obama. and they are covered because they've taken the penalty, they said phooey on the federal government or asked for a waiver, that's 20 million people. >> real quickly, if you say access, if i'm sitting at home and i make $25,000 a year, i have access to buying a bmw, but i can't afford it. >> you've got a good bernie sanders line there. >> is that a bernie sanders line? i thought i made that up. >> that's a bernie sanders line. what we mean is every american will have access and have the financial feasibility to purchase it. that's why we believe medicaid aught to be work better for the medicaid population. you have one-third of the docs that won't see medicaid patients because the system doesn't work for them. we believe every single american aulgt to have a tax credit or refundable credit that will allow them to be able to buy the purchase they want, not that the
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government forces them to buy. >> tom price, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thanks, mr. secretary. let's get back to the big story of the morning. the other big story of the morning, the weather, mr. roker. >> new york governor cuomo saying at 9:00 a.m., a tractor-trailer ban on the freeway. and they will close metro north, the commuter system. so it's a big thing. that's what's going on, we'll get to your global -- we're going to get to your local forecast and give you access to that in the next 30 seconds.
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. we're going to have more on the storm just ahead, including the latest on how long it will take for the airports to get back on track. and u.s. citizens being stopped at the borders to turn over the cell phones and their passwords. is it legal? and what are your rights if it happens to you? we'll investigate. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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warming temperatures at 66 degrees in oakland san francisco. 54 in san jose. expected to continue to warm up fairly quickly. by tomorrow, some cooler air moving in with this cold front that extends to the pacific northwest. we'll bring in a slight chance of bay showers late tomorrow evening. our temperatures slowly rebounding early in the weekend with spotty showers by sunday. head over to mike for an update on the roadways. spots where the red is kicking in, below 20. not as dramatic as we see on tuesday. southbound 880, alvarado. still reportedly blocking part of the roadway. vehicles are reported as moveable south from the san mateo bridge. so far traffic flow not that different than a tip tuesday. slow off highway 85. the crash has cleared on capital expressway.
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back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. thank you for joining us swefplt i'll be back with another update in half an hour.
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morning. the 14th day of march, 2017. as you can see, the snowstorm impacting the city of philadelphia this morning. movie buffs, that shot is being taken from the steps of the art museum. >> yo, adrian. >> sylvester stallone is shooting that shot of philadelphia. >> a little thing we call rocky-cam right there. let's do the other headlines of the morning. the congressional budget office is out with its nonpartisan review of the republicans' replacement plan for obamacare. according to estimates, it would leave 24 million more americans without health insurance by 2026. and premiums can rise over the next several years, before going
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down by 2026. and the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion. democrats are using that report to call house speaker ryan to pull the bill. the trump administration failed to meet the committee's demand to produce evidence that president obama ordered the wiretapping phones of trump tower. lawmakers say they want any information before next week's public hearing on russia's interference in the election. and everett washington has filed a lawsuit against perdue far ma. they claim the company has turned a blind eye to trafficking of oxy pills. the lawsuit seeks millions of dollars of damaging to the community. and in a statement, purdue says the lawsuit is a flawed and inaccurate portrayal that led to
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the crisis in the town of everett. let's go to the top story. this massive storm dumping a lot of snow from the mid-atlantic to new england. well begin with by checking with craig melvin. he is some blocks from us in central park. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the snow continues to fall here at central park. and it's not the soft stuff to make the snowmen. it's the pellets that sting a bit when they hit your face. this is the scene up and down the eastern seaboard. some 70 million people expected to be affected by this blizzard. here's the scene in chicago. take a look, at the scene in chicago. overnight. this was roughly 20-car pileup happened there. some minor injuries were reported. this is precisely way officials in so many states are begging folks to stay off of the roads for their own safety. in fact, in connecticut, a travel ban has been in place since 5:00 a.m. this morning.
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a number of governors have already declared states of emergency. states of emergency right now in new york, in new jersey, in virginia, in pennsylvania, in connecticut, as well. school snow days galore, by the way, guys. schools shut down in boston, new york city, and fairfax county, virginia, just to name a few. >> craig, thank you very much. don't want to be traveling today. chaos at the airports. tom costello monitoring from new york's la guardia this morning. hi, tom. good morning, again. >> reporter: good morning. this is the concourse of la guardia. and the tsa checkpoint is closed. it is a ghost town here. the concourse is empty. the terminal is empty. every flight on the arrival side, and on the departure side, every flight is canceled. look at the total number of flights canceled so far. we have more than 7,600 fights canceled.
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1,600 yesterday. 655 scheduled for departure are canceled for tomorrow. the most affected airports, to the north. boston, probably not going to reopen until midday tomorrow. and by the way, also the feeder airports. white plains, for example, long island, also affected. philly, also affected today. probably not going to start until tomorrow. down to baltimore and washington. better chance they may restart operations some time today. american airlines is hopeful about washington, anyway, they may restart today. but all of the flights out of position. all of the planes are out of position. it will be a couple of days to recover. guys, back to you. >> tom, thank you very much. when we see the yellow and red start to appear on the map, it's not a good thing. but that might help some people today. >> exactly. that's where the changeover is. we're looking at all of this warm air coming in. it's bringing in that air.
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as it does, the temperatures warm things up so you start to see a changeover going on right now. from washington, d.c. into philadelphia. if you listen to craig melvin's report, you heard that little rattling sound on his coat. that's soleet starting to work n into new york. delays today. as tom mentioned, boston, new york, philly, washington, chicago and seattle, for rain and wind this morning. chicago, portland, out in san francisco, heavy fog going to be a big problem. the potential snowfall, again. talking about the philadelphia, 4 to 8, 22 to 28 in mt. pocono. away from the water, albany, 10 to 12 inches. boston, 8 to 10 inches of snow. and it will stay awfully cold here with temperatures that are going to be from 10 to 15
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degrees below average. if you're looking for a break and the airports open up, go west, young man. phoenix, 91. that's what's go good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are in a day for near record warm temperatures reaching 73 degrees in san francisco. by tomorrow, a front drops in and will drop our temperatures into the low 60s. a better chance tpof rain for the north bay during the afternoon. the rest of the bay area staying dry. cooler air for the middle of the week. by friday, 75 degrees. more significant of rain towards the end on the weekend. >> get the latest on this changeable weather. check out the weather channel on cable. >> all right, al. thanks a bunch. up ahead, why you should always go for the cheapest wine on the menu. >> okay. first, nbc news investigates a growing concern at u.s. boarders. why you could be asked to hand
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brews. >> reporter: i think so. many offo us have our lives on r phones, including personal information like health records and bank records. that's why many of you are going to find the story we're about to tell you about so alarming. the government, under the law, is able to inspect your phone or your computer without a warrant when you enter or leave the united states. and nbc news has learned searches of cell phones by border agents of american citizens has increased dramatically. american citizens with valid passports. not suspected of any crime. not on any government watch list. stopped and told turn over your cell phone and your password. >> that felt like a gross violation of our rights. >> reporter: it happened to this buffalo couple. both born in the united states. border patrol roagents held the for two hours in early january. they turned over their phones. three days later, they were
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stopped again, after driving back from toronto, just 20 minutes from their home. this time, he refused to turn over his phone. >> one officer grabbed me from behind. grabbed me by a throat. another officer grabs me by the legs. third officer reaches into my pockets and pulls out my cell phone. they asked kelly to give her cell phone up. she's scared stiff. >> i handed it right over. i was not about to get tackled. >> reporter: nbc news has spoken with 25 american citizens who was stopped at the border. eight since donald trump became president. all ordered to turn over their phones and passwords. many threatened with arrest. all but two, american-muslims. the stops, are raising concerns about citizens' rights under the amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. >> under case law, that goes back 150 years. >> reporter: data from homeland
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security, shows electronic searches began late in the bush administration but were very limited. then, in the last year of the obama administration, the number of cell phone searches increased nearly five-fold. from 5,000 in 2015, to just under 24,000 in 2016. and 2017 is gearing up to be a blockbuster year. according to data obtained by nbc news, more people were stopped by border agents to turn over their phones in february than in all of 2015. the recent surge, two intelligence officials tell nbc news, driven by frustration that law enforcement failed to detect a string of domestic terrorism attacks. if your phone is locked by a passcord, authorities can make a clone of what's on most devices. allowing law enforcement agencies to collect information in a way, that if happened anywhere else, would violate the right against unreasonable searches and seizures.
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>> i have respect for our border patrol. with that said, this loophole that you talked about, really disappoints me. and it seems to have gotten worse since january 20th. >> we are letting into our country people we don't know who they are. >> reporter: the aclu and others believe intensify rhetoric from president trump has emboldened some federal agents to take malters into their own hands. >> we see individual officers and perhaps supervisors, as well, pushing those limits, exceeding their authority. and violating people's rights. >> reporter: ron wyden thinks the problem is so serious, he is introducing legislation, requiring search warrants if the government wants to search the phones of americans at the border. >> what's going on at the border has the potential to be a real digital dragnet. i think this really puts at risk both the security and the liberty of the american people. >> reporter: the inspector-general at the department of homeland security
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is investigating the case of our buffalo couple. meanwhile, dhs points out, electronic searches affect less than 1% of travelers. and they say the increased searches are in response to new threats. >> a lot of people is going to be surprised this is perfectly legal at the moment. say it happened to you. >> the first thing to do is stay calm, which for a lot of us would be difficult. stay calm. do not be aggressive. ask for a supervisor. sometimes supervisor can downgrade the situation. you do not have to turn overyour pa password. you get to sit there for a long time while they take it in the back and make a clone of it. regardless of if you give the password, they get access to the data. they can keep that data without any suspicion for five days and probe through the phone. what happens ultimately is a bit of a mystery, having talked to numerous previous and current officials. >> what happens to the data? >> that's right.
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>> that's right, matt. it's the viral video that's brought smiles to millions online. robert kelly, in a discussion about south korea. when there was an adorable interruption. have a look. >> for the wider region, i think one of your children just walked in. shifting in the region, with the north may change? >> i would be surprised if they do. the -- pardon me. my apologieapologies. sorry. north korea -- south korea's policy towards north korea, severely limited -- >> he was so annoyed. the video lit up social media, becoming an instant hit. it caught the attention of jimmy fallon woo couldn't help but have fun with that video. >> not everyone thought that would happen. the president wouldn't get --
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sorry, pardon me. pardon me. a lot of people wouldn't be surprised if -- the president of south korea was -- my apologiea. >> people online are loving jimmy fallon's version. the baby in the walker kills me every time. our thanks to jimmy, too. we were looking for a good excuse to play this video. >> play it again. >> here it is here, guys. >> i love it. >> stay warm. back to you. >> thank you, carson. >> i love the flouncy work. just ahead, al has information on the winter storm information on the winter storm and its when you have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, information on the winter storm and its the unpredictability of a flare may weigh on your mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go, and how to work around your uc. that's how i thought it had to be. but then i talked to my doctor about humira, and learned humira can help get and keep uc under control...
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good tuesday morning. we're coming up on 7:56. a lot of sunshine. milder temperatures. 54 in the peninsula. 48 in the tri-valley. mid-40s for the north bay. after the cool start, it will be a very warm day. we may set new records across the bay area. up to 80 in the tri-valley. 78 in the peninsula. san francisco, as well as the east bay, up to 73 degrees. heading into tomorrow, some changes as the cold front that is now well to the north of us will be dipping to the south. also bringing a slight chance of rain for the north bay, especially during the afternoon. slight chance of rain while the rest of the bay area sees cloudy skies, breezy winds and also cooler air moving in back behind that. going to see highs in the low 60s for wednesday and thursday. for the inland areas, dipping back into the upper 60s for thursday. this weekend, another chance of
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rain. this one looks to be a little bit more widespread. as we head over to mike, let's get an update on the roadway. >> not a bad look for a tuesday. routes slowing. that's pretty typical any day of the week. it is not so bad. 101 by the airport the slowest. good recovery after the crash. slows down the east shore freeway. slowing out of san francisco. no incidents reported just yet. back to you. >> very much. happening now. 12 hours after a homicide, investigative unit still at the scene. in the next half hour, we are expect to go hear from police about just what happened. we have a crew on hand. visit our twitter page for more updates. flights around the nation are canceled, including here in the bay area from a severe winter storm pummeling the eastern half of the united states. 5,000 flights canceled from the storm today alone.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, let the blizzard begin. a massive late winter storm slamming the east coast. bringing travel on the roads and in the air to a near standstill. thousands of flights canceled. schools closed. when will it end? al has your forecast. ♪ plus, a real globetrotter. imagine visiting every country in the world. meet the first woman to do just that, as we follow her journey around the globe. >> i didn't realize how persistent i was. i didn't realize how accepting and open-minded i would become. and dropping hints? how beyonce may have just given a big clue about the gender of her twins. today, tuesday, march 14th, 2017. ♪
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[ cheers ] >> this storm has nothing on minnesota. >> good morning, northeast, iowa. this weather ain't nothing on us. >> this is our first snow. ♪ >> fun snow day in new york city. >> it's our snowy spring break. >> woo. >> hi. you look so cute, everybody. good morning. welcome back to "today." a tuesday morning. we got a snowy rockefeller plaza. look at these crazy people out in the snow. we love that. this is awesome. >> the snow is starting to have impact in a wet way. you can hear it hitting windows. >> yeah. we're getting a changeover, no., coming up, we're going to give you new accumulation totals. but it physically hurts.
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>> it hurts. my hat? >> that's the best. >> on a day like this, hunkering down at home sounds like a great idea. you whip up a nice, delicious dinner tonight. no groceries necessary. we're going to head inside. >> you like my hat? >> i do like your hat. >> thanks for letting me borrow it. >> like an albino minnie mouse. let's get the news at 8:00, starting with this powerful storm. >> reporter: i'm craig melvin in central park. it is coming down faster and harder than a short time ago. winds are picking up, as well. states of emergency, in new york, new jersey, connecticut, and pennsylvania. school closings galore. we are just six days from spring. but winter just won't stop. it may be winter's last gasp. but it's going out with a bang. this morning, 70 million people, feeling the impact of what could be one of the biggest march snowstorms ever in the northeast. blizzard warnings now stretching
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across eight states, from pennsylvania all the way to maine. overnight, the powerful nor'easter closing in on new york city, where snow is expected to fall at a rapid pace. an estimated 2 to 4 inches per hour. the threat of whiteout conditions and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, prompting the city's mayor to urge everyone to stay inside. >> stay off the streets. for your own good, for your own safety. >> reporter: a similar scene playing out in boston, where store shelves are bare, ahead of the storm. >> batteries, gas, things like that. >> just hunker down. >> reporter: folks in the northeast, not taking any chances after the storm hammered the midwest. snow-covered roads, snarling traffic and creating dangerous travel conditions. all the more reason to stay at home and make the most of the situation. >> just make sure you got somebody to love with you. hopefully somebody to shovel, and a full liquor cabinet. >> while our clocks have sprung
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forward, others are hoping mother nature will catch up. >> i'm ready for warm weather. >> reporter: so, we just heard from new york city mayor bill de blasio there urging folks to stay off the roads. by and large, it looks as if folks are heeding that warning. haven't seen a lot of folks on the roads. one of the major concerns, especially this afternoon, moving into the evening when the snow stops, power outages. that wind, the heavy snow, bringing down trees. bringing down power lines, as well. savannah? >> all right, craig. big, heavy blaflakes. >> what's with the no hat? >> i turned around to take a sell i have. and it hurt. got to do it this way. >> another one. oh, awesome. not going to be pretty traveling today. a lot of slow frustrating consolations. tom costello at la guardia with some advice for you if your
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flight has been canceled. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this is the status report for you. this is the american airlines check-in at la guardia. not just american. 80% of the flights in the northeast. not only boston, but new york city, canceled today. i took iphone video looking out at the ramp at la guardia. normally, there's planes at the gates. there's no planes at the gates right now. it's all about snow removal right now at la guardia. if you are disrupted. a few things you might want to consider doing. you can rebook online and over the phone. and the change fees have been waived in the storm zone, flying into or out of the storm zone. because this is an act of god, airlines are not required to pay for your hotel. you're on your own there. and expect several days of recovery. just minutes ago, when i was over there, i saw a delta airlines flight actually out from on the ramp, moving. we just checked. a single delta flight has departed out of la guardia for
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detroit. a half hour late. maybe things are starting, again, maybe things are starting to pick up. back to you. >> all right, tom. thank you so much. nbc's indra petersons is riding along i-95 in new jersey, experiencing everything this storm has to offer. indra, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. i think we have the best seats in the house. you're at 30 rock. you get to see out the window. i'm in a car, driving south on i-95. around elizabeth, new jersey. talk about a change. it's been a trip. new york city this morning, heavy snow. we are continuing to drive south. suddenly, we're in an icy, wintry mix. now, look out the windshield. we're right at the transition zone, where we're talking about seeing the snow and rain. the huge, fat snowflakes. looks crazy out here. but it's also so dangerous. we had to pull over and knock the ice off of the windshield wipers. very dangerous on the highway. at one point in time, we went
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around a curve. we saw snowplows, but they were going backward. very dangerous here. we're going to see this ramp up. visibility getting worse out here. here's the problem. you're going to go in the points of time, maybe you're seeing the wintry mix. but out of nowhere, you're going to see the heavy snowfall rates. and that's what the trouble is. people think what they say scene the stretch of the roadways, all day, hardly the case. you go west, it will start dumping on you. winds will only pick up. the storm is strengthening. we're going to see the winds really gusting out here. just in the last half a mile, we went from almost perfectly clear roadways. and seriously, in about a minute or two now, you can see almost it looks like half an inch accumulating out here. that's the concern. everyone stay at home. but wonderful view outside our window. right, matt? >> notice how indra and the people warm and coskos cozy in s
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are going on and on. >> indra, we are out in the snow, during that lengthy and comprehensive report. >> carson, you can tell he's from california. is this the snow or sleet? >> it's in transition of freezing rain. >> what is it? >> it's snowball-like flake fla. the system is intensitying. the national weather service, new york city is out of a blizzard warning, now, a winter storm warning. but we're looking, it is an icy mix down in washington. baltimore, as well. philadelphia is right on the borderline. we continue to see new york city, the heavy snow, will change to sleet. but it's going to be an hour or two where it keeps going back and forth. boston, later this afternoon, this evening for your commute. turns to rain. then, it moves out by tomorrow morning. the wind subsides. but frigid conditions. the latest on the temperatures, on the accumulations.
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we're looking philadelphia, 4 to 8, 6 to 12, new york city. two feet in the mountains of pennsylvania. boston, 8 to 12. portland, about 10 to 16 inches of snow. and you can see they're pushing it away. this little girl over here. what's your name? >> my name's kaley. >> from you go. very nice. that's what's going on around the country. okay. we're going to have some sunshine and near record high temperatures today. as we get a live look outside at san jose, you see all the sun and breezy conditions starting out this morning. 66 degrees. 55 degrees in oakland and palo alto. expect a high today to reach 80 degrees in the south bay as well as the north bay, upper 70s for the east bay and trivalley and san francisco today, high of 74 degrees. >> that is your latest weather. i don't think people can get
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an understanding looking in this direction. if you towards the lights and see the snow coming down in the light, these are big, monster flakes. >> who ordered the snow extra chunky? >> me. coming up next, are you f e tired of fighting over the thermostat in your office? a long awaited answer could be here. and photos posted by beyonce. do they reveal the gender of her twins? >> we shall see. and jeff rossen with another round of storm survival stips. >> hey, guys. you have big, chunky flakes. i have freezing rain and sleet here, gross. and dangerous to drive in. how can your floor mats get you out if you're stuck? out if you're stuck? and a new promise to rescue america's beverage companies have come together to out if you're stuck? and a new promise to rescue bring you more ways to help reduce calories from sugar. with more great tasting beverages with less sugar or no sugar at all, smaller portion sizes, clear calorie
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jenna bush hager with the team. where were you when it was snowing outside? >> i was busy, drinking some coffee. >> we've all been through this situation. you're cold but the colleague in the office is hot. so, the office thermostat war starts. one company has come up with a solution to keep the piece. it is a thermal bubble. everyone gets their own bubble that follows them around the building. not like -- >> like a pod? >> not like maxwell smart phone of silence. >> or the bubble boy. >> this is actual listly an app. if you and your neighbor have conflicting preferences, the system will average them out. as you walk around the building, sensors pick things up. and you are greeted with either warm or cold air coming out of the vents around the building. >> it's like the sleep number bed but for climate control. >> i like it. >> i could have my warm air and you can have the cold air you want. >> i'm hot, yeah.
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>> sounds like an easy way to get sick. >> you think? >> coming in and out of hot and cold. >> that's not true. that doesn't cause illness. >> your temperature follows you everywhere. when you go to a restaurant, do you order the cheapest wine? >> second-to-cheapest. >> and why? you don't want to look cheap. a wine expert has a book, "how to drink like a millionaire." restaurants know this. they place the wine with the highest markup in that spot. number two, cheapest. so, he says you should actually get the cheapest wine. it's the best value. and you know, the second-cheapest is where they hit you because they know you're trying to look not as cheap. >> conniving on the parts of restaurants. >> he says if you don't get a great wine, to sprinkle salt in it and it averages it out. >> really?
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>> i usually order the house wine, assuming they have a solid house wine. airplane bathrooms. >> no transition. >> not easy. two kind of toilets on airplanes. >> you have the swirling blue stuff. >> and? >> the suction. >> the rocket-powered suction, right? >> the one that will pull you in. >> my little one was afraid of the toilet. he wouldn't go in there. too noisy. how strong is the suction on that toilet? you hope it's strong enough to get the job done. well, flight attendants decided to take -- >> i'm sorry. >> flight attendants decided to test that toilet. they took a role of toilet paper and ran it all the way down the aisle of the plane. and flushed the toilet. here's what happens. okay. >> whoa. >> stthat will cover it.
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>> in slow motion, it gets the end of the roll, as well. >> that's terrifying. why does it need that much suction? >> because it does. >> savannah says, some jobs are bigger than others. >> wow. >> matt tried to tell me this morning from was a hole in the bottom of the plane. and i was like, really? >> remember the story about the woman who got stuck on the seat for the entire flight? >> no. that happened. >> because of the suction? >> because of the suction? >> they couldn't reverse it? >> wow. >> you don't want to reverse that. >> can you imagine being the cleanup crew that has to come in? >> cleanup in aisle two. >> and four. and eight. and 12. let's get to "pop start." >> he wanted us to get through this quickly. >> start with adele. it's been revealed that the singer makes an entrance at her shows. many of the concerts take place
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in the center of arenas. fans on all sides of the stage. how does the superstar get from her dressing room to the stage. fans notice this large box. they roll it to the stage. there's her security guard there. both sides. that equipment box is what appears to be. the fans are noticing. adele said at her show, i've done 112 shows in that box. and it's been a nightmare. this time when i came out, you knew i was in it. i was scared. i was frightened. now, i'll just walk out of my room going, hello. hello. that was adel inside the box. >> they bring her in? >> they put her out there and what? >> bring her on stage. or she goes in under the curtain. and she appears on stage. >> yeah. beyonce is next. a singer known for dropping hints to her fans. she posted these two photos ahead of her surprise release of her album "lemonade."
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and these surprise photos. the earrings? >> oh, beehives, baby. >> the same earrings she wore in this video, for "if i were a boy." a lot of people are wondering -- >> about the gender of her twins. >> that's a stretch. >> you really -- >> that's "pop start." >> you will find out. >> an inquisitive celebrity mind. >> you do. thank you for inventing it. >> i'm going to go now. >> carson, thank you so much. jbh, see you later on. like to travel on female firsts with jenna bush hager, we're going to visit the woman wh here's to the wildcats 'til we die... this i gotta try bendy... spendy weekenders. whatever kind of weekender you are, there's a hilton for you. book your weekend break direct at and join the weekenders. ♪
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all right. welcome back. you know what i like with a snow day. smucker's birthdays. >> jam with biscuits. we're spinning the jar. we're celebrating happy 100th birthday to cord ya mae crawford. the secret to her longevity is molasses. eleanor umphrey is a retired physician. celebrating 101 yoors. likes to keep the mind sharp with word puzzles. pearl likes to eat sweets and will never turn down a chocolate muffin. glen yardier 106. an electrical engineer from boone, iowa. loves staying active by taking daily walks. william charity, 101. a secret to a long life is surrounding yourself with good people and good food. amen. and a happy 100th birthday to
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myrt foredyce. he's been the bowling team. if someone is celebrating a milestone birthday, tell us about them at and include a photo. >> that's a good name, myrt. >> i like it. strong. >> solid. how is the weather turning out today? >> it's coming down pretty good. already, central park has had four inches of snow. binghamton, new york, picked up 11 -- four -- 11 inches of snow in 4 hours. it is snowing pretty good out there. >> yeah. >> mr. roker, thank you. just ahead, we're going to take a bit of a turn and talk to elizabeth banks. ack tackling a new role unlike anything she has done. and the comfort food recipes for a snowy day like this with ingredients you may san joseeaders toy will consideo
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very good morning to you. leaders today will consider taking new action for people displaced by the flood. they will debate declaring a shelter crisis. in this case, that would include seven trees community center where nearly 200 people are now staying. similar declaration in the past used during times of extreme cold have called for libraries to be used. in all, more than 500 flood victims are currently displaced. let's check the morning commute now with mike, see how things are rolling at 8:26. >> looking pretty good. tuesday, volume hasn't been that bad. south bay does show the slowing, northbound routes, slower drive for san jose. 85 still tough on to 87
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northbound. 880 late flowing to 101 and the airport. 101 to base shore freeway. typical pattern for most of the south bay, no major crashes. 88 0 slows through oakland. things bunching up at high street. this is not a surprise. surprise is that there is nothing worse than what is going on. back to you. >> that's a good thing, i guess. thanks so much. another update in half an hour. ♪
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♪ 8:30, now, on a tuesday morning. it's the 14th day of march, 2017. snow, on lots of towns up and down the east coast. pe had a very hearty group of people join us on the plaza earlier. savannah did not want to go back out. so, we brought all those people inside, to get nice and warm and cozy in studio 1a. thanks, guys, for showing up. >> yeah. isn't it nicer inside? >> totally unphafazed, too. from iowa, wisconsin, michigan, this is nothing. >> love it. coming up, jenna will introduce us to the young world traveler breaking records by visiting every single country in the world.
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we're going to catch up with the multitalented elizabeth banks. also, if you're trapped inside with no intention of going anywhere, that's many of you. we have a great dinner you can whip up using pantry staples. >> that's a good idea. mr. roker, a check of the weather? you can almost not see snow out there anymore. >> the flakes, in comparison to what they were. now, they're just normal size. but as we look at what's happening for today, around the rest of the country, a cold snap in the eastern half. but unseasonably mild weather out west. l.a., 85 degrees. rain in the pacific northwest, as we look ahead toward tomorrow. the mild weather continues throughout the southwest. southern california. heavy rain in the pacific northwest. chilly in the northern plains. windy and cold in after a nice and mild start to the day, we are looking at a lot more sunshine today and near record high temperatures again.
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up to 80 degrees in the trivalley and south bay, the peninsula today, 78 degrees and 73 degrees in san francisco and east bay, north bay, up to 78 degrees. and heading into tomorrow, we'll start to see some cooler air working its way into the bay area. and may also bring in a slight chance of showers, especially for the north bay during the afternoon. >> track the latest on the storm, all day long with our friends at the weather channel on cable. >> al, thank you. now, to a new "rossen reports," to help you stay safe as the snow and ice are coming town this morning. >> correspondent, jeff rossen on long island this morning, with some new tips. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you guys. this is a dangerous day to be driving. stay home if you can. we want to give you tips to help you out today. we heard the tips if you get stuck in a snowbank or stuck on the side, you should carry kitty litter in your car and put it under the wheel and it will help. but who carries kitty litter in
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your car? here's one. your car floor mats. they're free and with you. you can put them under the wheel. that will give you traction. that's one tip of many to keep you safe on the road today. the big storm is hitting right now. and suddenly, you're stranded in the snow. unprepared. it can happen anywhere and has. in storms from atlanta -- >> i've had one bottle of water. and have a half a tank of gas left. >> reporter: to kentucky. >> i have been melting ice and snow to drink. >> reporter: even in the middle of lake shore drive in chicago. >> if they dent get me in enough time, my car could be covered completely in snow. i could be barricaded under here. >> reporter: icy roads wreaking havoc. cars fish tailing all over the road. what do you do if you're caught in a skid? we're in maryland at the specially designed ice driving course. >> there you two. >> reporter: whoa. oh, boy.
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>> with the worst things you can do. you jammed on the brake and jerked the wheel. >> reporter: what am i supposed to do? >> get off of the brake. >> i want to stop the car. >> that's the worst thing you can do. >> reporter: what if you can't control it and skid out? now stranded in your car. to show you how to save your life, we have come to frigid utah. it is cold here. this is tracy christianson from back country rescue. my first instinct would be to tell my family to stay in the car and i would get out and get help. >> that's one of the biggest mistakes you can make. stay in your car. >> reporter: why? >> it's friblg id. if you don't know where you're going, you can buy from forecast bite and hyperthermia. >> we will find you if you stay in your vehicle. >> reporter: how should you stay warm? should you run the engine or save gas? >> we suggest you run your car for ten minutes an hour to stay warm. but you have to make sure you're
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conserving fuel. you can be here for the long haul. >> for ten minutes, every hour. >> here's another tip for you. always make sure that the exhaust pipe is free from snow so you don't suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning. >> reporter: and never sleep alone in a running car. >> never sleep alone in a running car. >> reporter: when you head back on the road, you may still have a problem. there's an app for that, too, called honk. coming to your rescue. honk says it works with a network of 45,000 trucks nationwide to give roadside service 24 hours a day. i have it open on my phone right now. here's how it works. look at the problems you can be rescued from. an accident, a dead battery. out of gas. tire problems. locked out of your car. even in a ditch. let's choose a dead battery to show you. we'll hit battery. it sasks for the type of car yo have. and it pops up on a map, exactly
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where i am, using gps coordin e coordinates. this is exactly where i am. i hit confirm location. and it gives me the price. for a jump-start, it's going to cost me $75. you get that price right up top. right at the beginning, which helps with the upsell problem on the back end. you can't have any of that. you hit order now. type in your credit card information and you're rescued. from getting stranded to skidding out. the tips you need to stay safe during this nor'easter. that's a pretty cool app. another cool app. and this is free on android devices, as well, is the american red cross first aid app. all the information you need for hypothermia. if you have medical problems in a storm like this, download that. on the floor mats, make sure you get the floor mats back. or that stinks. >> jeff, thank you. >> know which side of the tire
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to put the thing. >> another good app, the domino's app. >> also, stay home. you know? just ahead, els deaizabeth is here. >> she is wearing her blizzard dress. >> yes, she is. >> "today" on nbc news. we need a little sunshine.
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we're back at 8:39. one of the funniest and friendliest in hollywood. elizabeth banks is here. in the new movie, she packs into her sinister side, as the villain. take a look. >> the yellow ranger. you have armor. i'll show you mine if you show me yours.
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>> no, please. you're hurting -- >> you're so strong. >> look at you, elizabeth. in case the look at you elizabeth. you're the villain in this role. >> i am, i know. >> is this your first fill on -- >> yeah. >> no nuance. >> it is my first kick butt, only evil, i only want to hurt people. no regard for humanity. i play an alien. >> and did that come easily. >> it was fun to let everything go, yeah. >> tell me about the makeup process. to transform yourself to that look was an effort. >> it was about four and a half hours. >> every day? >> every day. and we used prosynthetics which i had never done before. and i really loved the collaborative process of putting it together. and the worst part was long before we ever started shooting. you go in and get a full body
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mold of your body so they can make prosynthetics to put all over your face. i had hands legs everything. you eventually go into a full body cast. they cover everything except for you nose where they put two straws and it is so claustrophobic and claire. that was the -- it's intense. yeah. >> you within the which claws phobic if you do that. >> i tried to be really then. and almost made it through and i just thought i'm going to chi in here. >> you don't strike me as someone who loved the power rangers as the kid but maybe you did. >> you know actually i don't want to say i'm a little old for the power rngs but i am a little old for the power rangers. when they came out. i have a brother who's much younger than me. and he was obsessed. and all the action figures. and would play with all them. so i had seen the show in passing and now i have two young sons and i got to go back and
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sort of watch the shows with my kids and who then became obsessed and literally were dress as power rngs last week. >> so i thatter a into it. >> they are it into. >> they're little. >> a little little for this. >> their mom looked so scary and neon. >> yeah i made the mistake once of facetiming them in the makeup. >> hi kids it's mommy. >> it popped up and they were not expecting that. >> is that you on the left 2 shot too? in. >> no the original rita. that is the original rita in her full garb and then he wow like transformed her for this movie. >> -- it's happening. >> shooting now yes. we're about two-thirds threw. comes out at christmas. >> you believe how much people love that movie? it is just great. >> you know it is singing and cansing and making people laugh. who doesn't love that. >> and i hear you are directing
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chrls angels. >> i'm trying. we'll see. >> it is not done and done. >> no. we're developing. >> i'm ahead of myself. >> you are. >> you have got the job. >> thank you. but i love telling stories about really strong, you know, fun women and that is definitely in my wheel house. >> if you were the director you could cast yourself as one of the the angels. do you ever do the like -- >> i have two sisters, so any time there is three women we're all together and we're all doing the poses. i prefer this one. >> oh that's good. should we -- >> do you want to in. >> who would be our third angel? >> jenna bush hager. he's here. jenna come down. in the meantime power rangers ope ope opens nationwide on friday march 2 249. coming up the remarkable story of the first women to visit every country on our planet.
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8:45. we're back with our special women's history month series called female first today. >> jenna's been spending the week catching up with women from all walks of life and this is a cool one today. >> this morning we're focusing on women and splargs exploration and hearing in those who paid the way for modern day female explorers. like cassidy peckle, the first woman to --. >> and the search. little hard to keep my concentration because i'm looking at the -- >> for your dreams and work hard. >> my name is cassidy and i'm the first woman on record to travel to every country in the world. july 24th, 2015 i left from los
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angeles and went straight to the sovereign nation of palau. it is kind of close to the philippines. really out there. really really. but it is a beautiful, beautiful place. >> reporter: cassie travelled to all 196 countries around the world. the journey took 18 months and 10 days. >> you have your passport with you today? >> i do this. this is it. well worn. lot of stamps. >> so how many passports did -- >> i went through four. >> did you always dream of traveling? did you feel like you were interested in other cultures from the time you were a child. >> my really did. my parents kind of instilled this sense of curiosity from a young age. whenever i step foot outside of my own state i could get so excited. i'd be like you guys to my friends, i'm going massachusetts tomorrow. yeah. so i just kind of alms had this dream to want to travel to every country in the world. >> here i am in taipei.
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taiwan. >> she was inspired by another woman who pushed the boundaries in aviation, amelia earhart. >> i looked at what she did and i i i was like wow i with wish i ould do somethilike that. she inspired me. >> the around the world trip took a year and a half to plan and a budget of $185,000. >> i knew it was going to be an expensive trip. so yeah i saved up about 10,000 from baby sitting. >> she then turned to sponsors for the rest of her trip. she traveled as the peace ambassador. >> i think i represent women and the millennial generation too. >> she met with government officials and students to promote peace and sustainable travel. were there things you learned that surprised you. >> there were times i wanted to quit. i also didn't realize how accepting and open minded i would become from this expedition. >> the 27-year-old traveled alone to every country.
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>> ever any hesitation about safety. >> africa was the most challenging. central africa was the most challenging. i was in this hotel and 2:00 in the morning i was just sleeping and a man just entered my home room. and i said no, get out and he left. and that was the only time i felt really kind of violated in a sense. >> the last country to visit? yemen. >> i find comfort in the streets and rural places around the world. >> what was the favorite place you visited? >>s that a hard question. i had a few touching experiences in vanuatu and cuba and pakistan. but. >> reporter: but her favorite country, her home, the u.s. >> i lived in nine different countries and i've traveled to so many. but america is my home. >> when you see flags like this now you must have a new appreciation. >> i do. and i think there is a little satisfactory with each one i think have many in my mind.
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when i was at this place this 457d. >> her journey around the wurlds lesson in humanity. >> we all want a hot plate a roof over ore our head. a loving family and if we can realize this common thing between all people. then we can start to respect one another more. >> you are the first woman of record to go to every country around the world. what do you hope other women and little girls watching take from this? i really hope they will be be inspired towards following their dreams or pursuing something outside the norm. pursuing something that is pushing the boundaries in a man's world, quote unquote. so i think a woman shouldn't be afraid to pursue something different. >> guiness world records just confirmed she officially has go new records, the fastest person and fastest female to travel to every country. and for a woman who went on over
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200 planes, she's afraid to fly. >> kidding me. >> isn't that hay hairs. by the hay she's not afraid to go tom so go to some of these countries but -- >> she'll now want to go back and spend a lot more time. >> exactly. >> and some places -- >> -- chart. >>. >>[chatter]. >> i like her overall message is all people want the same things. pretty cool. >> coming up next a comfort meal you can throw together without making a trip to the grocery stort store today. first this is today, on nbc. rst.
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food," cooking up comfort foods that are great for a snow day like this. the author of "mad hungry family" using pantry staples when you might not be able to get to a grocery store. happy blizzard. >> thank you. >> we're making pasta. look at the ingredients. simple. >> we've got tomatoes. olive oil, red pepper blakes. pancetta. >> if you don't have pancetta. bacon. >> you don't have a shallot? >> red onion. i call it a pantry dive. go into the pantry and see what
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you can do. lots of salt. >> savannah is doing a bowl dive right now. digging right into that right now. >> research. >> wespaghetti. we have pancetta. we have cooked it and drained off the fat. because we're going to put in more fat. you know why? we want some flavor. we got some butter. we got some olive oil. and again, guys, you don't have this, one thing is fine. right? this is a day we're going to use it. we have red pepper flakes. shallots, this cooks about a minute. >> we have the tomato sauce. we're going to cook it down. it ends up looking like that. >> it does. it smells amazing. it's amazing how a porky product makes it amazing. >> put the pasta in there. >> we've undercooked the pasta so we don't have overcooked, by the time we have it mixed up. it's mixed up. you want to incorporate it a little bit over there. how are you doing? >> that's terrific.
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>> they're not talking. that's a good sign. >> and you use a crusty bread with that. a little cheese on top. >> in this is for you. >> i'm going to try this when you talk about dessert. >> i needed a quick bake sale. last-minute. what do i do? i melted butter. put in minimarshmallows. put in the peanut butter and you let it melt until it's ooey gooey. and we put in right christy treats, pretzels and chocolate chips. i know you like this. and you mix it up until it's incorporated. and you stick it into a 9 by 13, with a little bit of butter. >> you like that? >> of course, it's great. >> like a reese's cup with rice krispies. >> what would be good, is a little vanilla ice cream. >> you put it.
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you set it down. there's no more cooking. the kids can help. >> that's sweet. >> i'll take a bite of this. >> give it a chance, matt. >> a savory sweet. >> a salty sweet. >> that's really good. thanks to you. perfect companion for a blizzard. >> you got it. it's all in your pantry. >> i've seen a new god. >> seen the light. >> thank you. ==topv= pes on our i'm ... have nowaken overthe investigats napa county sheriff deputies have taken over the investigation into a deadly shooting by napa police officers. this all started a little before 6:30 last night when police in napa got called of someone acting crazy and high and wielding a knife in downtown napa. they were called to a home depot parking lot. that's where they say witnesses reported seeing that man with a knife, threatening people in the
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parking lot. investigators say that officers followed the man across the street to a nearby park and at some point along the way, those two officers ended up firing and killing the man. the officers are now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. speaking of which, happening now, we're hearing at this hour for the first time about that happens specifically from investigators. sharon is in napa now. a live report for us for our midday newscast. you can look for updates in our twitter feed. flights around the country canceled now. that includes here in the bay area, from a severe winter storm pummeling the eastern half of the u.s. nationwide, more than 5,000 flights canceled so far from this storm alone. in the bay area, the cancellations number more than 100. the latest information open our home page. back with more news in 30 minutes.
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take," with al roker and sheinelle jones. from the magnificent duns castle in scotland. ♪ ♪ ♪ good morning. welcome to "today's take" day two in scotland. i have to say, it doesn't get any better than this. morning, keir. >> good morning. look at this. >> i think i'm speechless. and wait a minute.
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can we just say -- you look absolutely fantastic. >> i'm not al roker. >> that is true. obviously, there's some weather things we're going to talk about in a bit. i want to give you your props because this looks stunning. >> this is the first time i've ever worn a kilt. >> really? >> and it feels good. a little cold. >> i don't think they're supposed to talk. but they're very nice. they held their pose. it is tuesday, march 14th, 2017. we brought "today's take" here to duns castle in scotland, thanks to our friends at homeaway. and what better way to celebrate scotland than with the dancers from fling and things. thank you so much. >> so great. >> of course,i'm sheinelle jones. and we have keir simmons here, filling in for al roker in new york city. go ahead. please, keep on dancing because we love it. make our way over to the table so we can start our chat. >> and getting on to a seat in a kilt. >> oh. >> that's something that --
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>> ladies, i wish we could zoom in for you. but i don't think we can. >> what i have to do is climb up -- >> this is what women do. we hop up on our butts and scoot over. >> i feel like kate middleton. >> you did that so well, keir. >> what's funny is i've gotten used to men in kilts now. >> let's bring in al, he has a kilt, too. i think we should try to start a trend in the u.s. you guys, in kilts. just so darn hot. >> al, you up for that? >> well, you know, this kilt they got me because i couldn't bring the one back from scotland. it was a little short. i don't think anybody was ready for that. but i did have a great time finding out about kiltmaking. take a look. welcome to 21st century kilts. where owner howie micklesby
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designs the scottish style, in everything from tartan to denim. to howie, the kilt is king. >> whatever a man would wear in traus etrousers, let's make it into a kilt. i don't i don't know jeans. >> reporter: celebs slick lenny kra vits, and alan cummings. could he make me a kilt convert. you don't think of the fabrics and the design that goes into it. usually have a family tartan. most are a few hundred years old. we got more traditional tartan kilt here, which i'd love you to try. there's seven meters of fabric in there. >> that's a lot of fabric. and yet, it's a heavy garment. >> the kilt, the way it wraps around you, it feel versus mass y masculine and firm.
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>> can i dry on a kilt? >> i'm feeling a wee bit drafty. the blue brings out my eyes. i'm too sexy for my kilt. too sexy for my kilt. guess who is mad for plaid. bottom line, i am dressed to kilt. wow. you know, it looks a little different when you see it on tape. >> you look good. >> well, i don't know about that. but you know, it's not the first time, actually, i've worn a kilt. i wore one for the tartan week fashion show on the "today" show. you can really, really deck it out, in any kind of fabric you want. >> i kind of feel like as long as, guys, you wear it with confidence, as women, we don't mind. >> i think that's right. but the only thing i should say, is i am wearing al's boots, which are a size and a half bigger than my size. if i fall over in the next
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hour -- >> more importantly, keir, are you wearing my undergamtrments? >> yes, keir, are you? >> i don't think a scottsman should answer that question. >> thanks, al. we'll check in with you for the latest on the weather. now, a reminder that we're here at the magnificent duns castle in duns, scotland. you can be here, too. there's two contests going on, thanks to our friends at ho homeaway. >> first, homeaway is hosting a sweepstakes for you and 20 of your friends can win the opportunity to stay at this castle for an all-expense-paid five-day trip. head to for more information. >> also, also, our viewers can win an additional giveaway, in a contest we're calling the ultimate family fairy tale giveaway. we want you to submit photos of your family celebrating a fairy tale. just dressing up in a costume or
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acting out a favorite fairy tale scene. >> and then, the big part. you can win airfare for four to scotland, plus five nights accommodati accommodation, including three right here at duns castle. of course, thanks to homeaway, the world leader in vacation rentals, who offer more than 2 o million places to stay in nearly 200 countries. that's a treat. >> that really is. >> this is how you do it. >> how are you going to do it? >> go on share your photos. you know how many little girls have a halloween costume left over? just put those on. >> put those on. >> take a picture. and send it to us. and who knows? mabel you can spend a night here. >> we were saying yesterday, i have two little girls. >> yes. >> you have three children. but we have 4-year-old twins. >> we're bessties.
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we're bonding. to get you familiar with the amazing country of scotland, this wouldn't be "today's take" we have to play trivia. that's what we do. fun facts about scotland. ta calling this great scott. calling this one, scotts or not. that's my attempt at a scottish accent. you do it. >> scott or not. >> scott or not. >> here's the deal. >> it's just a fact. and then, we're going to see if they're true or not. ready. >> do you have questions? >> i have questions. they're on the teleprompter. the national -- i don't know why i'm talking like this. the national animal of scotland is the unicorn? scot or not? >> i say yes. >> i say yes. because i remember learning that. >> i have one for you. the original coat of arms of scotland featured two unicorns. that's not a question. that's just a fact. >> the answer. that's a fact. >> ready for the next one.
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>> scotland is home to the tallest tree. >> i'm going to say not because that's what you expect. >> i have no clue. can i do this, halfway? >> the answer is -- is false. >> oh. >> not. it is however home to what is believed to be the oldest tree in europe. >> it's thought to be at least 3,000 years old. >> all right. >> i want to come back. that's for sure. >> you want to come become here? >> i want to come back here. still ahead, where prince william met his future bride. i had to check out the historic town, st. andrews. and i was literally blown away. wait until you see what happens when i did something called lan i lost my sight when i was 14 years old. so i really navigate the world by touch. i think dove asked me to try out this body wash... because i am so in tune with my hands and how things feel to me. when i pumped it out i was like, oh this is different.
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my co-host today is keir simmons. i don't want to leave. i am having so much fun. >> so much fun. and we couldn't come all this way without learning some of the local slang. we brought in an expert. yes. this is rob hall. highland experience tours here in scotland. rob, thank you for coming. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> i'm getting used to you guys in these kilts. i like it. >> you should get one yourself. >> do you worry about a wind gust right now while you're giving us this quiz. >> i don't worry. everyone else should worry. they would be terrified. >> give us some slang. >> a few phrases for you. >> . >> it means the day has -- a day has gone? >> you're so close. >> don't you say that. gonnae no dae that. >> we got that. >> i got that. >> come on.
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>> don't you know what that means? >> you're taking it home. >> and to the head roll. i'll probably send that back. >> okay. the second one. the word dreich. >> that means i want a dreich, i'm so thirsty. >> is it close? you drunk too much? >> it's more about the weather. >> what? >> oh. >> a kind of rain. a treasudrizzling day. it's drizzly today. >> 1-1. are there three? >> this is the last one. >> you should be getting this one. gaun yersel big man. >> don't go to the bathroom on
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yourself. >> why would they have a saying like that? why would anyone have a saying don't go to the bathroom on yourself? >> what is it? >> well, in american, it would translate as, you can do it, buddy. >> oh. >> okay. >> you can do it, buddy. >> so nice to meet you. >> thank you. >> we brought along -- we have anna cox from the hay farm heavy horse farm. a couple of popular scottish animals. >> hi, there. >> first, we have merlin, behind us here. merlin is a clydesdale, which is a traditional breed of scottish horse. they originated from the clyde ca valley. these guys are shetland sheep. they have native to the shetland isles. beautiful and they're great for conservation grazing. >> and this one is for al roker. this one is for you.
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what does this one? >> al, if you're there. >> what is this? >> these are shetland ponies. they are the strongest of all horses and ponies. >> these are stronger? >> they can pull twice their own body weight. merlin can only pull half. let's check with al for a check of the weather. they don't look real. al, over to you. >> i try to pull my own weight, guys. thanks very much. as you can see, we have a little rain/snow line developing here from washington, philadelphia, new york, starting to see a little bit. four inches of snow already in new york. here's what we're looking for as far as final totals on this thing before it's all over. philadelphia, 4 to 8 inches. new york, 6 to 12 inches. you get away from the warming effects of the atlantic. 22 to 28 inches in the poconos. upstate new york, up to 22 inches. boston, looking for 8 to 12 inches of snow. and down east maine, looking for 10 to 16 inches of snow. this pulls away.
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as you imagine, airports are a mess. the roads are a disaster. continuing to watch all of this as it pushes through. again, the snow will continue for at least another 12 hours. and then, we have to deal with winds and maybe scattered power outages. nice and quiet, dry weather all across the bay area. going to be another warm one in san francisco. seeing a high of 73 degrees. we'll have a slight chance of rain by tomorrow afternoon as a cold front drops n. it will bring the temperatures down to 60 for the high. 70 inland. it will be cooler. the best chance of rain will be in the north bay in the afternoon. it will be cooler also for thursday. then we'll head into the weekend with some warmer air. highs reaching into the mid 70s. and a more significant chance of rain early next week. guys? al, thanks. coming up, if you can't get to scott land, we're bringing scotland to you. you're about to see why this
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it's the land of legend and adventure. a rocky coast, 6,000 miles of cliffs and coves. haunted castles and mystical forests. where you can fly through the trees. give me time. one, two, three. and scare yourself, rain or shine. but usually rain. you don't have the best weather, do you? let's be honest, in scotland. it doesn't matter. you have to get out. people get out anyway. >> we have so much on our doorstep and so many great things to do. regardless of the weather, you have to go for it. if anything, it makes you more appreciative when it is a nice day. >> reporter: with more redheads than almost anywhere in the world. people have lived here for at least 5,000 years. in the ancient stone circles,
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and a village that predates the me pyramids. the country the size of south carolina. the telephone, penicillin, steam engines, all scottish inventions. manhattan's famous street grid, came from glasgow. >> and whisky. >> reporter: and whiskey. >> and tartans. >> reporter: there's another side. ghosts, ferries, nessy. and the national animal, a unicorn. what does that say about the scottish people? >> it says the scottish people are the most creative, imaginative, innovativinnovativ course, magical people. >> reporter: maybe it's all this room to dream. scotland, after all, has more sheep than people. and lots of islands. nearly 800 of them. some with little ponies. and -- really little doors. and then, there's the most
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famous little bridge in the world. this is the home of golf. st. andrews. where a prince met his princess. and teeing off is on many a bucket list. scots were the first to hit stones into holes 600 years ago. not like this. nobody. missed it. more like this. not bad for a beginner. a game so addictive, kings banned it because it distracted their soldiers. >> it is addictive because you can enjoy it. some days you feel like you win it, and the next day, it's gone. >> reporter: you're a beginner. >> absolutely. >> reporter: a country of inventors, of dreamers, and adventures, rain or shine. but mostly rain. of course, winds, which is not great for hair days, sheinelle. >> the headband.
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>> it is part of the character of scotland. it's wrapping up in cashmere and heading out into the hills. fun fact for you. who invented the modern raincoat? >> a scotsman. >> learn something every day. >> thank you, kelly. coming up, sheinelle sails around scotland on dry land. her extreme sports adventure after your local news. ♪ the toothpaste that helpstax, prevent bleeding gums. if you spit blood when you brush or floss you may have gum problems and could be on the journey to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try new parodontax toothpaste. it's clinically proven to remove plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums. for healthy gums, and strong teeth. leave bleeding gums behind. new parodontax toothpaste. because your purchase of vaseline® intensive care lotion
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♪ i'm ... ==topvo=let's geyou upe good morning on your tuesday at 9:26 i'm sam brock let's get you updated on a story we have been following since last night. a man shot and killed by police in downtown, napa. now the napa county sheriff department is taking over that investigation. it started a little bit before 6:30 last night. that's when police first received calls of a man acting quote, crazy and confrontational and wielding a knife. they were called out to a home depot parking lot. that's where officers told officers the man did have a weapon and was threatening people this the parking lot. investigators say officers followed the man across the street to nearby park and at some point two officers fired, killing him. the officers are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. we learned 20 minutes ago the
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officers were not wearing body cameras. the department doesn't have the funding for it. today san jose leaders are considering taking new action to assist people displaced from last month's coyote creek flooding. they are declaring a shelter crisis which would allow the city to use facilities to house victims. many people have reported concerns about getting sick and also living in dangerous conditions. similar san jose declarations in the past used for times of extreme cold called for libraries to be used n. all, more than 500 flood victims are currently displaced. coming up after this break, you see the blue skies behind me. another great day on tap. kari hall will join us after this.
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sna good tuesday. i'm meteorologist kari hall. lot of sunshine, near record highs today.
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we will see changes by tomorrow as the cold front starts to dip to the south. with it will bring a slight chance of rain to the north bay. and cooler temperatures. warming up for the weekend. for the inland areas by friday we will be back into mid 70s. let's get an update on the roadways. >> not so bad. today is tuesday. i'm not driving. but trust me there is not a lot of incidents going on. southbound 680 at main street. the earlier crash has cleared. it was blocking three right lanes for a short period of time. a tougher drive now clearing for the walnut creek interchange. sle for 880 north. and 580 in oakland. and there's the san mateo bridge.
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♪ welcome back to "today's take" in scotland. this country is known for his coa coasts. 89 miles from here, there's st. andrews. there's medieval ruins. a beautiful golf course. and the university of st. andrews where prince william met kate. >> love. i decided to check it out. it was beautiful. i hit the beaches to try a scottish adventure, called land yachting. let's just say, i killed it. tucked between the north sea and
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st. andrews is sands beach. this is where my land yacht adventure awaits. hi, guys. blown away? i don't know if i like the sound of that. the owners of blown away experiences, identical twin brothers, jamie and guy mckenzie, promise i will be a pro by the end of the day. >> this is a land yacht. you need one of these. >> a land yacht. >> no kind of pedals? >> does it have a brake? >> all of the power comes from the sail. and there's no brakes. no brakes at all. >> that is so encouraging. we grabbed our land yacht and hit the beach. >> the wind direction is coming this direction the dunes to the sea. you will go across the stare steering through the cones. they're not a target. you're not going to hit the cones. >> am i supposed to understand anything he said? anybody else understand anything --
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>> maybe it will make more sense once i'm strapped in. ♪ >> you're going to jump? . >> jump in. >> put your feet down inside the flat bits. >> it's a lot bigger down here. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> she's moving. >> moving. >> come all the way down. towards the cone. >> i got this. i was getting a hang of it but couldn't avoid the cones. >> turn. turn. don't hit the cones. i'm going to give you a cone as a present. >> let go. i got this. got this. i got this i'm trying to catch the wind. woo hoo. this is fun. oh.
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after gaining a little confidence, i decided it was time for a drag race. okay. okay. i think i got this. who cares about cones? i just want to race. >> okay. >> it will be jones versus the mckenzie twins. >> you ready to go down? >> you may be the twins, but i birthed twins. >> wow. and three, two, one. go. ♪ >> there she goes. oh. >> still hit the cone. a little something for you to make you more scottish. we have a kilt. going to get that on you. >> nice. yes, yes. >> to the front. >> there we go. for my whiskey. thanks. high-five. thank you so much. so fun. you want to see my highland
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celebratory dance? no. up next, the myth, the legend, the loch ness monster. keir goes in search of nessy, right after this. ♪ by the time you head to the bank and wait to get approved for a home loan, that newly listed, mid-century ranch with the garden patio will be gone. or you could push that button. [dong] [rocket launching] skip the bank, skip the waiting, and go completely online. get the confidence that comes from a secure, qualified mortgage approval in minutes. lift the burden of getting a home loan with rocket mortgage by quicken loans. [whisper: rocket] they steal moments from my life. bad headaches. that's why i use excedrin. it starts to relieve migraine pain in just 30 minutes.
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the laughing cow. reinvent snacking. ♪ welcome back to scotland and duns castle. like many scottish castles, has its fair share of gargoyles portraying some of scotland's mythological creatures. but there's one creature that some say is alive and well. >> some say that. i went 200 miles north from here, right up to the top of scotland, to loch ness. loch ness. to hunt for the most famous monster in the world. you know who? >> nessy. >> nessy. so, this is loch ness. the home, to more than 1,000 eyewitnesses claim to a gigantic
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monster. and many believe a dinosaur. >> it comes over the water. i have no idea what it is. >> saw an object, like an upturned boat. there were nine witnesses. >> if i'm going to look for necessa necessa nessy, i need advice. and who better to give that, than steve felton, who has lived by the loch in this dan, for 30 years. >> having plenty of patience, a decent pair of binoculars and never take your eyes off this body of water. >> what better way to do that than out there on the water? skipper, dick reign ayner, has investigating the mystery for years. 40 feet long? we're going to need a bigger boat. if from is a creature hiding there, dick says, sonar is the best way to track it down.
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>> we're over the deepest part now. 745 feet. >> what is that? about halfway down. what is that? not an enormous monster appearing on our sonar right there? >> i don't think so. >> are you sure? that looks pretty -- look at that. you have to watch the surface, too. there's something in the water over there. what are you doing in there? >> swimming. invigorating. >> have you seen anything in the water, like a monster? >> a monster, yes. she's very friendly. >> really? and if anyone knows more about what lies beneath the waters of loch ness, it's naturalist adrian shine. he's been involved in more expeditions here than anyone else. and last year, he and his team hit the jackpot.
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you count nessy? >> we did. >> using advanced sonar technology, they found this. long-necked, 30-foot body of a monster. it turned out to be a prop from a movie shot here 50 years here. not a real one, a plastic one. >> as real as they get. >> and the evident against there being a monster here. most of the photos of nessy have been dismissed as hoaxes. and this new book has uncovered nessy may have been invented by a publicist. and highlanders say -- >> i know many people have that seen things totally unexplainable. would not reveal for fear of ridicule. >> when you are here at dusk, g looking out over the water of this loch, anything seems
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possible, even, perhaps, monsters. back in 2013, a whole year went by without any sightings of the loch ness monster at all. everyone thought nessy had disappeared. but i'm pleased to report, last year, more sightliings than eve including by two americans. looks like nessy is alive and well. good news. and more good news. >> okay. >> here you go. i picked it up. two nessy feet and a nessy head. you can give one each to your three children. >> okay. they'll love it. now, i tried. >> let's go back to new york and a check of the weather from al. >> that's spectacular style. thank you, sheinelle. for today, we have the nor'easter cold snap in the midsection of the country. a little light snow in the
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western plains. unseasonably mild out west. vegas, 87. 84 in los angeles. and rain moves into the pacific northwest. it will turn heavy up there tomorrow, making its way into central and northern california. 82 degrees in los angeles. nice and mild through the southwest. this is where, once the airports open here in the northeast, this is where to head to. we got cool weather, as you get up in the great lakes, with a few leftover lake-effect snow flurries. sunshine through the gulf will be gorgeous. look for windy, cold weather in the northeast, with some leftover snowflakes hanging around a lilt bit. th good morning. we've got a lot of sunshine. getting a view of the golden gate bridge we see the zipper truck opening more lanes there. a lot of sunshine overhead. and temperatures that are quickly warming up. we're already in the upper 50s to low 60s of we are going to see changes heading into the next couple of days. this cold front to the north of us will be dropping in and
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bringing an end to these near record temperatures of we'll be much cooler tomorrow. slight chance of rain. warming up for the rest of the work week. >> and that is your latest weather. guys? >> al, thanks. up next, sean connery, ewan mcgregor. how well do you know these great enamel is the strong, white, outer layer of your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime. the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface, the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend the new pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want. ♪ testinhuh?sting! is this thing on? come on! your turn!
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you didn't think the producers would let us out of scotland without playing a little trivia, a game first, did you? >> recording this great scots. all about the most famous scots in pop culture. >> great scots. and here to play host, is another great scot, comedian and radio host, dez clark. >> i'm loving the accent, by the way. >> thank you. i don't know if that's it. >> years working on this british accent. >> well tone. >> you're doing it well. >> thank you. >> we need to test the buzzers. >> i have mine. >> wow. >> really? there's mine. really? really, producers, really? >> i was told you were serious broadcasters. >> question number one. name the film that features the classic line -- they may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom.
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you must know it. mel fwibsgibson. >> "braveheart." >> that's the correct answer. >> we were just talking about it. >> you said you haven't seen it. >> we're going to make scotland great again. next question, from braveheart to brave. a pixar film set in the scottish highlands, told the girl of in the highland games. what was the name of the heroine, of the film "brave"? >> is it elsa? >> it's not. >> elsa. that's, let it two. >> i thought about my girls. >> i'm going to say aurora. >> you're both wrong. merita. this is going well.
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finish the following lyric from the famish scottish song. >> i lost my buzzer. >> i'm sure it's a castle. it's got to be clean. >> okay. here's the lyric. if i grow old, i know i'm going to be. i'm going to be the man who is growing old with you. >> and i will walk 500 miles. >> absolutely. >> what's it called? >> what? >> i can't remember it. i know the rest of the song. >> the reclaimers. >> "500 miles." >> that's british alliance. >> i don't know what happened there. i don't know. >> scotland has been the backdrop of amazing romances, none more so than that of prince william and kate middleton. the two met while attending university, at which? >> you got to know that. >> st. andrews. university. >> that's the right question. and you have won the game. >> my buzzer stopped working. >> there's your prize, as well. congratulations. >> thanks. >> and thank you so much. >> i felt connected there.
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thank you. up next, one last fling before we leave scotland. a scottish dancing lesson. first this, is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ that was fantastic. i that was great. i felt like i could do that. i blend right in.
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can we thank the folks at home for making all of this happen. there's two great contests going on. through homeaway, you and 20 of your friends can win an opportunity to stay at the cassle for an all-expense-paid five-day trip. head to for information. and for our "today's take" viewers, the ultimate family fairy tale give away. we want to give you a chance to submit your photos of your family, celebrating a fairy tale. and you can win accommodations for four, courtesy of homeaway. head to "today's take" facebook page or to enter. and share your photos. >> this has been terrific. really fantastic. where is rachel? a little bit of dancing? can you do that? i can't dance. get there. >> we have one this morning.
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we're going to do a kaley dance. just like this. this is called a virginia wheel. >> this is a disaster. >> toward your partner. >> we have to go. >> here we go. clap, clap, clap. >> and forward. clap, clap, clap. >> and now, you're turn by the right arm. the turn. and then, by the left. >> you know what? this has been so fun.
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expect it to be another spring like day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures warming up into the upper 70s to low 80s. also not much of a wind. 80 in the trivalley. 78 in the north bay. san francisco, and the east bay going the see those highs in the
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low 70s. feeling nice and comfortable. heading into tomorrow, going to see changes with slightly cooler air moving in and slight chance of rain for the north bay during the afternoon. and now for an update on the roadway's let's head over to mike. >> moving along well here. slow in patches but it is your commute and it's not even 10:00 yet. 87 better, slowing at kettner, 101 slow for the bay shore freeway. south bay overall no drama as far as big crashes. smooth drive across the bay area, bay bridge as well. both directions, upper and lower deck on the san francisco side. a crash on 580 has been cleared to the shoulder. back to you. >> happening now, investigators are short time ago spoke for the first time about a deadly police shooting in napa. police say the suspect had a knife. we are live at the scene we will have a report in the midday newscast. watch for updates in our twitter feed. flights are canceled around
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the country because of the severe winter storm pummelling the eastern half of the united states. maybe your plans are changed. last check we counted at least 130 flights cancelled in the bay area alone. go to our home page for the latest on the storm and a link to the flights that are affected.
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♪ from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. so baby why don't we just dance. >> oh, i love this. we're in the middle of a cold, massive winter storm here in new york city. but get cozy. we have great show for you today. this is "why don't we just dance" can we turn that up a little bit. >> i like it. >> you to like to hear yourself sing? we're playing it in honor of josh turner. a


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