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>> join us for nbc bay area news at 11:00. have a great monday. the "today" show starts now. good morning. president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, jared kushner, strongly denies he colluded with russia during the presidential campaign. but acknowledges four meetings with russians before inauguration. his statement released just hours before he heads to capitol hill, where he is expected to face a grilling today. tragedy in texas. a truck driver now in custody, set to be charged in a horrific case of human smuggling. >> they were very hot to the touch. >> 39 people discovered in the back of a cramped, overheated tractor-trailer. nine dead. dozens more injured. what did he see? a key witness steps forward in that deadly police shooting of a
bride-to-be, as her fiance speaks out and reveals his agony over their final phone call. a starbucks customer takes on an armed robber. man versus beast. the outcome and outcry over mike phelps race against a great white shark. and jordan spieth's epic finish to win the british open. "today" monday, july 24th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. nice to have you with us. we have carson in for matt today. you're perfect. you know about the golf. >> that's right. >> you can explain that extraordinary ending. >> i know you're a tennis person, savannah. but one of the greatest moments of golf history happened yesterday with jordan spieth. we thought he was going to collapse. but he came back in an epic
victory. >> we can't wait for that. we start with politics. a lot going on with the russia investigation. all-eyes on the president's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner. we now know what he will tell lawmakers on capitol hill today. we're learning more about the sudden and abrupt departure of white house press secretary sean spicer. we have all of it covered. we're going to talk to the president's former campaign manager in a moment. let's begin with nbc white house correspondent, kristen welker. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah, good morning to you. president trump will try to put the focus on his domestic agenda today, delivering a speech about health care this afternoon. but it is his son-in-law who is in the hot seat, jared kushner, who was captured just moments ago arriving on capitol hill, is expected to deliver a strongly-warded statement to senate intelligence committee staffers today, insisting he didn't collude with the russians. this morning, jared kushner, in his own words. as the president's son-in-law gets set to face tough questions from staff members with the senate intelligence committee. nbc news has obtained his
statement to congress. kushner says directly "i did not collude nor know of anyone else in the campaign who included with any foreign government. i had no improper contacts. i have not relied on russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector." in the 11-stage statement kushner addresses two encounters that have become flash points, one with the russian am babassa and the other with a russian attorney. he said in april 2016, he met the russian ambassador. the encounter so brief, the day after election day, he had to ask, what is the name of the russian ambassador. and that trump tower meeting with a russian attorney in 2016, june, kusher er ier i er ier i received an email from donald trump jr., asking for a meeting with no other attendees listed. and he didn't read the e-mail chain forwarded to him. but after arriving late, he found the russian attorney discussing adoptions.
and determined it was a waste of our time. after about ten minutes, he e-mailed his assistant from the meeting asking, "can you please call me on my cell? need excuse to get out of meeting." his meeting is behind closed doors today and he won't be under oath. the russian investigation, top of mind for the president. he tweeted on saturday, all agree the u.s. president has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when the only crimes so far is leaks against us. mr. trump's personal attorney and top aides dismissing the idea. >> pardons have not been discussed. and pardons are not on the table. >> why are we talking -- there's nothing to pardon. there's no one to pardon. why are we talking about presidential pardons when there's no presidential crime. >> reporter: but a different message from anthony scaramucci, the president's new communications director. >> i'm in the oval office with the president last week, we're talking about that. he brought that up. he doesn't have to be pardoned. >> reporter: as for kushner, he's also expected to address reports that he tried to set up secret communications
with the kremlin. saying "i do not suggest a secret back channel." those additions to his security clearance form, kushner says it was mistakenly submitted prematurely by his assistant who left out all foreign aforbes, not just those from russia. congress has struck a bipartisan deal to impose sweeping sanctions on russia for its election meddling. and limiting president trump's power to. the white house was opposed to the bill. over the weekend, the top aides sent conflicting signals whether trump will support the legislation. savannah? >> we'll see if we can get clarity on that. kristen, thank you. let's focus in on the dramatic shakeup of the communications operation. how it will change the message coming out of the white house and what's been a rocky relation nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has that part of the story. hallie, good morning. >> hey, carson, good morning to you. that new communications director who is making a move from wall street to washington, is coming out strong against his own staff. warning he will not tolerate
leaks. ant scaramucci tells me while the communications team is not working as well as it could be, he'd like to keep everyone on but says if he has to get rid of everyone but his secretary, sarah huckabee sanders, he will, if he cannot get the leaks to stop. the man now in charge of the west wing message, delivering a very clear one for his own team. >> tomorrow, i'm going to have a meeting with the communications staff and say, i don't like the leaks. so, we're going to stop the leaks. if we don't stop the leaks, i'm going to stop you. it's really that simple. >> reporter: president trump's new communications director, starting the work week with a warning, a crackdown from anthony scaramucci and a teardown on twitter, deleting all his old tweets, including ones that opposed some of the president's positions on things like gun control, border walls and climate change, announcing it all with a message, "full transparency," he writes. "past views evolved and
shouldn't be a distraction." >> when i made the decision to take this job, my politics and my political ideas do not matter at all. what matters is that i'm subordinating all of that to the president's agenda. >> reporter: scaramucci seeming to relish his new role, pushing the president's message on tv, but absent from the air waves, sean spicer, who plans to officially walk out of the white house sometime in august. >> i think i have a pretty good compass. i made a decision, in the best interest, not just myself, for the president and for this administration. was to step aside and let anthony and sarah lead the team. >> reporter: sarah huckabee sanders now the incoming press secretary, just the third woman to hold that role, though this direction from her new boss had some scratching their heads. >> the only thing i ask sarah, if you're watching, i love the hair and makeup person that we had on friday so i'd like to continue to use the hair and makeup person. >> reporter: scaramucci responding to that dust-up on twitter writing "for the record,
i was referring to my hair and makeup and the fact that i like the makeup artist. i need all the help i can get. #humor." scaramucci says he will do some tv if he wants. but sanders will be handling the podium regularly at the briefings. telling me, he is not a ball hog. carson, savannah, back to you. >> got it. hallie, thanks so much. >> we need all the help we can get in that department. corey lewandowski served as one of president trump's campaign managers. he joins us now. good morning. and my question to you is, apparently jared kushner is going to say, i got pulled in late. i got out as fast as i could. does this come back to donald trump jr.? was it a mistake for him to not only schedule that meeting but to bring others into it and put them in that position? >> i think what jared is talking about, if you looked at his
calendar and what his memory now is, the meeting he was asked to attend was at the request of his brother-in-law. it was not uncommon for him to pop in and out of meetings. there's no indication of who that meeting was with or what it was about. >> that's why i'm asking about donald trump jr. is he kind of the original actor here? was that a mistake of him to do that? >> clearly donald trump jr. is the one who initiated the meeting and is the one who brought the other individuals into the meeting. i think in hindsight, if you were to go back and look, he probably wouldn't have done it the same way. i think he said that very publicly. but the notion these meetings don't occur, across campaigns all the time, when individuals are trying to get opposition research on their opponents is a fallacy. >> but from a foreign government, adversarial government, you were a campaign manager. would you have taken that meeting? be honest. would you have? >> i was obviously the campaign manager at the time. i did not participate in that meeting. and what i can tell you is that if i thought it was a meeting that would have been relevant to the outcome of the campaign, i potentially would have been there, but it was not something that i thought was relevant, and
look, i don't know the individuals that were involved. it was a friend who asked donald trump jr. to take the meeting. he took it as a courtesy. and looking back on it i think donald trump, jr., would tell you that it probably wasn't the right thing to do. but nothing came of the meeting. >> the senate passed overwhelmingly tougher sanctions on russia. we have a now white house communications director who is casting suspense on what the president might do. do you think he will sign it? >> i haven't talked to anyone in the administration what the president is going to do on that piece of legislation but let's be very clear. the president has said that if there's an opportunity to work with russia, and eradicate isis in syria, that's a good thing for us, and for our country. if we're adversaries and we can't work with russia because they're punitive against us, the president will be tough on russia. if we have to put sanctions in place, this president has been very, very clear. his priority is america first. that hasn't changed from the day he was elected. un
do you have any information about that? >> i have been public in my criticism of the administration and the leaks that come out of it. what we've seen over the weekend is that anthony scaramucci, the new communications director said he will find the leaks. he will eradicate those leaks. if that means that individuals who are working inside that building are fired because they're not on the president's agenda, i think that's the right thing to do. if you're working in that administration, the guy that opens the door or the chief of staff, if you're not on the president's agenda, you shouldn't be there. i have full confidence that anthony scaramucci is going to go inside that building, find who those leaks are and get rid of them. that's what the president deserves and what the american people deserve. >> are you going to take a job in the administration? >> i haven't been offered a job in the administration. i like being on the outside so i can come on your show without any problems. >> are you still advising the president, corey? >> i have been a steadfast supporter of the administration. any time if i have the privilege
of receiving a phone call from members of the team or the president, i will take that call and give them my best advice. >> that sounds like a yes. thank you very much. >> our nicolle wallace is the host of msnbc's "deadline white house." nicolle, good morning. >> what do you make of the shakeup in the communications team? and there are a lot of rumors that was the first shoe to drop and there may be other big resignations. >> it's the president's prerogative to hire and fire whomever he wants. this is someone who communicates more consistently with the way the president sees himself communicating. he's a street fighter. the president has made no secret to friends and confidants that he has been dissatisfied with the lack of aggression in terms of fighting back about stories with russia, claiming they are a hoax. anthony scaramucci said the russia investigation is a hoax. he has someone in line of the thinking of these things. >> you hear corey say there
about scaramucci wanting to crack down on the leaks. i saw him yesterday saying he wants to change the culture. inside the communications division of the white house. how does he go about that? >> i'm guessing you don't really boost morale by saying you're going to fire everybody. and anyone that covers this white house, knows it's not difficult to get folks on the phones at the high e levels of this white house to talk about what's going on, to talk about one another. and one of the most stalwart defenders of the president said the addition of scaramucci is one more person, you know, in the swirl. and what the real problem is in this white house, they don't have a functioning chain of command as a staff. they don't have a powerful chief of staff that keeps everybody out of everybody else's lane. the chaos is largely a product of a weak chief of staff. this was a decision he lobbied against. he opposed with all of his might. and the president made it anyway. you talk about other shoes to drop, i think all eyes are on steve bannon and reince priebus
who were publicly against the move to hire scaramucci. >> chief of staff and his senior staff, nicole, appreciate it. a lot more happening this morning. and federal charges are expected against the driver of a tractor-trailer, involved in a deadly and disturbing case of human smuggling in texas. dozens of undocumented immigrants were found inside the back of a sweltering 18-wheeler. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in san antonio for us with the latest on this. gabe, good morning. e conditioning. the suspected driver of that tractor-trailer is expected to be formally charged later today. this morning, federal investigators are trying to unravel how a human smuggling operation inside this tractor-trailer turned deadly. >> something out of the movies. you don't expect to see that kind of thing around here. >> reporter: the gruesome scene, sweltering walmart parking lot in san antonio.
temperatures reached 101 degrees there on saturday. someone climbed out of the back of the tractor-trailer parked near the store and begged for water. a walmart employee called 911. police found 39 suspected undocumented immigrants found inside. eight were dead. another died at the hospital. >> they were very hot to the touch so these people were in the trailer without any type of water. >> reporter: investigators say the suspected driver, 60-year-old james bradley jr. out of clearwater, florida, will be formally charged later today. some blame the political climate. >> the harsh rhetoric is what is responsible for tragedies like what happened in san antonio. >> reporter: but human trafficking has been big business for decades. it's reminiscent of a 2003 case in victoria, texas, when 70 people were trapped in a semitruck. 19 died. last year, homeland security officials investigated 2,000 cases of human trafficking,
making 3,000 arrests. >> it's a broken immigration system that congress has refused to fix. >> these deaths are preventable. >> reporter: late sunday, a vigil for the victims. >> they're willing to risk themselves and willing to risk their lives for their kids and for their family members so they can have a better future. >> reporter: 30 undocumented immigrants remain in the hospital, 17 in critical condition as the immigration debate rages in this country. what happened in this parking lot is a haunting reminder of what's at stake. savannah? >> just awful. gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. now, back to the dramatic finish at the open championship. golf's third major of the year, jordan spieth overcame what looked like a meltdown in the making to claim the coveted clarett jug. win that puts him amongst the greatest to ever play the game. >> champion golfer of the year, right there. >> call him the comeback kid. 23-year-old jordan spieth, the
youngest american to win the british open after one of the most roller coaster tournaments ever. >> how would you explain how difficult it was for you to win today? >> more difficult than it probably even looked. and it probably looked pretty difficult. >> reporter: after finishing ahead of fellow american matt kuchar on saturday, spieth got off to a rocky start on sunday. on the 13th hole it all seemed to go terribly wrong. >> this is way right. i mean, this is way right. >> his drive, so far off, that he took an unplayable penalty and spent 20 minutes looking for a place to drop his ball. >> that was one amazingly poor drive. >> but he soon recovered and made bogey in what's being called one of the most unforgettable holes in golf history. >> he got lucky. just short. >> from there he continued his streak. >> right at it. >> oh, yes! >> making masterful putts like this. >> a little bit to the right and comes back at the hole. just, bam.
>> and earning his third major championship. >> once i started to go, the roof was off and the can was huge. >> spieth joins jack nicklaus as the only other player to win three legs of the grand slam by age 23. nicklaus congratulated spieth in a tweet, great play of guts and great skill. as did tiger woods, who sat out the open, what an incredible way to come back and win. >> my jaw is on the ground. you were watching it live. but this is news to me. >> for golf fans, jordan spieth had an issue in the masters, he blew a big lead coming down the stretch for sunday so for him to come back 14 through 18, birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie. close it out, with init, persevere finally, for a 23 years old is incredible. >> that's what makes the athletes so special. yes, they play well, but digging deep in that moment and saying, i'm going to keep going, it's incredible. that's how al approaches the weather every day. >> i don't dig very deep. i basically have a little whisk broom. move things around while i'm around.
that's basically it. let's show you what's going on as far as the weather is concerned. severe weather blowing through stephensville, maryland, on the eastern shore. causing some big problems, roofs off of homes. a real mess. the storms are moving up into the northeast and new england, pushing through rather quickly. once it moves through, we will look at one to two inches of rain per hour, as this thing moves into new england, causing some flooding possibility possibly. tomorrow, we have strong tomorrow storms through the upper midwest. as we move into wednesday, it moves into green bay, chicago, indianapolis, peoria and des moines. 24 million people at risk for strong storms. rainfall amounts, three to five inches, up through the northern plains. we're going to get to your forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. oming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are looking at some mostly clear skies. a live look outside in san francisco. it's 57 degrees. and our highs today will reach into the mid-60s for san francisco. low 70s for oakland. and napa ex a high of 78 degrees. we're still going to reach into the upper 80s for some of the inland valleys. concord looking at a high of 86 and 87 morgan hill. san jose a high of 8 degrees. your latest weather. guys? >> that was very deep, al. coming up, a key witness coming forward in that deadly police shooting of a bride-to-be in minneapolis. as her fiance reveals more about
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cooler temperatures. right now we're starting out in the upper 50s to lower 60s. although it's in the mid-50s in san francisco with the low clouds we may have drizzle for a little while and then our highs today reaching into the mid-60s. we'll keep the 60s throughout much of the week while the inland areas will be cooler today, highs in the mid-80s. we'll see some 80s through wednesday and it heats up just in time for the weekend. and now we have some breaking news as we head over to mike. kari, the traffic area we have a big problem in the tri-valley. the rest of the bay moves smoothly. south 680 has yet another crash after the first one cleared at highway 84. a second blocks your had hov lanes. five vehicles involved. a big distraction as that commute builds coming out of pleasanton, out of sunol and livermore. take 580 to the castro valley. recovery for the san mateo bridge, an earlier crash cleared. we'll accepted an hour and every
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good morning, everybody. 7:30 on a monday morning, july 24th, 2017. nice to haves you with us. we have carson in for matt today. hoda is here, too. let's get right to the headlines. and lawmakers looking into russia's meddle in the election. jared kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser, is meeting with the senate intelligence committee behind closed doors. in prepared remarks, kushner said he never colluded, but he did have talks with russians during the campaign and after the election. days after his brain cancer
diagnosis, arizona senator john mccain spent his day relaxes outdoors. he spent a day with a friend, enjoying zebra falls. he went on a hike with his daughter. senator mccain has vowed to return to capitol hill soon. look at this video. it shows a starbucks customer stopping a robbery. a guy with a transformer mask threatened a clerk with a gun that was fake and a knife. that's when the customer hit the guy behind. jerry was stabbed in the neck and stabbed the suspect several times. jerry was treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. >> that's incredible. the whole thing, right there on camera. also this morning, new developments to tell you about in that controversial police shooting of an australian bride-to-be in minneapolis. a new witness is emerging as he fiance speaks out about the moments that led to this tragedy. ron mott is in minneapolis for
us. he has the latest on all of it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. state officials say they have interviewed and identified the bicyclist who was near the alleywalle alleyway where justine damond was shot and killed. on friday, the police chief resigned under pressure. and now, very loud calls for the mayor to be the next to go. this morning, new details about justin damond's final moments. in an interview with "the new york times," her fiance said he told her to call 911, after hearing what the she thought was an assault behind their home. ious justine was alone. why didn't i stay on the phone with her? minutes after they spoke, investigators say justine was shot dead by minneapolis police officer mohammed noor as she approached the squad car. >> one done. ems is coming. rescue is coming.
>> reporter: around 11:12 p.m. we can't give a passtiositive i. we think it's justine. there's new scrutiny surrounding officer noor's training. in 2013, he graduated from an axccelerated path. >> this officer completed that training, very well. he was very suited to be on the street. >> reporter: while she initially stood by the training program, the police chief submitted her resignation on friday, after betsy hodges says she lost confidence on the chief's handling of the incident. at a late-night press conference friday, protesters unleashed a deafening call for the mayor's resignation. shouting bye-bye, betty, as hodges was escorted out. a story online shows what looks to be an official-looking street sign that reads, warning, twin
cities police easily startled. back to the mayor's press conference on friday, the mayor came back saying she was not going to resign. she has nominated the assistant police chief to the top job. officer noor has not been charged with any crime. both officers are on administrative leave. and both through their attorneys, have offered condolences to justine damond's family. we're startin ing ting to s break in the heat wave. the hot, humid weather is going to get knocked out as the cold front moves through. and cooler, drier air will come in behind it. and things will be nicer. an 11-degree drop from yesterday's highs and today's in boston. a 70-degree drop in new york city. an 11-degree drop in cleveland. and in chicago, 16 degrees cooler with a high of 73. temperatures stay nice and
comfort, with detroit, syracuse, d.c. and boston. you make your way into the southwest on the other side of the stationary front. temperatures stay above normal. 100 and 95 in memphis. and 90 degre good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures in san francisco will reach into the mid-60s and a lot of sunshine after quick clearing of the fog. we'll see it all over again tomorrow and as we go through the forecast for the inland areas for some of the valleys today reaching into the mid-80s it's going to be much cooler than it was over the weekend. and then as we head closer to this weekend it's going to be hot again. expect those highs to reach 98 degrees on saturday. >> get your full forecast 24/7 on the weather channel on cable. >> al roker, thanks. coming up, we're going to
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here with a hidden camera experiment everybody needs to see. >> we have all seen the signs, heard the pleas from law enforcement. see something, say something. becoming a national slogan. from airports, to bus stations, movie theaters to parks. asking you to report anything suspicious. but if something happened in front of you, something shady and alarming, would you notice? confront the suspect? call the caps? do nothing? this morning, our hidden cameras are rolling. >> you can just hang out here. >> reporter: this group of volunteers, showing up to a park in suburban new jersey. they think they're here for a general story about public parks. but here's what's really going on. >> stand by. >> hours before they arrived, our team hard at work, setting up hidden cameras all over the park, in garbage cans, electric polls and even in a birdhouse. if my producer, josh, drops a
backpack just feet from them and walks away, how will they react? will they react at all? and the stakes couldn't be higher. the brothers responsible for the bo boston marathon bombing planted backpacks in the crowd. in manchester, the terrorist vuzed a backpack in the concert. >> and two men finding a backpack on a suburban street. when hay looked inside. >> that's a bomb. >> reporter: police able to detonate the bomb. all those cases, officials say, making our test so important. okay. here's how our experiment is going to work. i'm holed up in this secret control room right next to the park. i'm watching all of the shidden cameras on the monitors. and my producer, josh, looks the part of a suspect. >> i'm going to set this down and see what happens.
>> reporter: you're going to get near them. >> absolutely. >> we're here with a sergeant from the police department. how important is see somethi something/say something? >> it's very important. we count on the public's million os s of eyes and ears to be a resourceful tool. >> reporter: he's getting close to the group now. he drops the bag. everyone is standing around and talking. as he walks away, this woman spots him, staring him down. besiding what to say, what to do. finally -- >> excuse me -- >> reporter: she steps up. >> i think you forgot something. >> it's just my bag. >> yeah. but -- >> i'm just leaving it there for a second. >> but you left it there. >> i'll be right back. >> reporter: she won't back down. >> where are you going? >> just around the corner. >> it's not good to leave it there. >> why? >> because i'm here with my friends. and that could be something bad
at this day and age. can you get your bag, please? >> i'll just be gone for a second. >> i would like you to get your bag. >> you sure? >> yes. >> that's courageous of her. we don't recommend recommend someone confront someone who is questionable or suspicious. >> reporter: what should you do? >> you should notify the police. >> reporter: i'm to let our volunteers in on the secret. jeff rossen from nbc news. >> you think we're about to start this shoot. we already did it. we just ran a hidden camera scenario on you, the guy that dropped the backpack. >> good job. >> reporter: right over here. >> hi. >> reporter: what's your name? >> can i -- >> reporter: you can give a hug. what's your name? >> kerry griffin. >> reporter: you recognized something suspicious. >> it didn't seem right. >> reporter: what are you thinking to yourself? >> i'm here with my friends. and there's been bad things going on. this is suburbia. we're not safe here, either. >> reporter: turns out most of our volunteers either didn't
notice or didn't speak up. who here called 911? silence. did you call 911? >> nope. i wanted him to take it with him and leave. >> reporter: police say you should call 911. good advice. now, you have a guy walking around that's maybe suspicious. let a guy walk up to him. but if he's somebody that is up to no good, you're the last line of defense. great job noticing him. thank you. >> she did a great job. and by the way, not just bags can be suspicious. there's many red flags you should report. someone dressed oddly for the place or weather. like, al a lot of the time. someone looking the opposite way than everyone else or walking a different direction than the crowd. they can all raise concern. police say the best idea is to call 911 immediately. we have more tips o s on our website, today.com/rossenreports. and police say, call them. they don't mind getting the calls. of the hundreds of times it's
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good monday morning. 7:56. we start out with the fog looking it at the golden gate bridge. while most of san francisco is all bright and sunny, we're also seeing that sunshine and our temperatures today will be much cooler. some nice, refreshing breeze hes especially for the coastline and the inner bay and then we'll have some lower temperatures although it will still be very warm for spots like concord and livermore, morgan hill up to 87 degrees. san jose 83. 7 in palo alto and some upper 70s for napa. as we go into the next several days we'll start out each morning with low clouds and fog in san francisco and high temperatures reaching into the mid-60s, but then in time for the weekend our highs reach into the low 70s while the inland areas go the upper 80s. we'll be in saturday. now let's get an update on a traffic alert from mike. >> an update to the update i
talked about. just seconds ago over here in sunol all lanes cleared. you see the slowing in both directions for 680 approaching southbound through pleasanton should improve. they cleared the crash and car fire. another crash slowing you down. better route cloerer than heading through sunol. that should improve the next half hour. sounds good. thank you very much, mike. happening now gunshots caused evacuations at a condominium complex near santana row. no one was injured. two men have been detained. authorities investigating a string of break-ins in brentwood and livermore. full details on our home page. a british ill baby dropped efforts to have him brought to the united states for experimental treatment. on our facebook page the reason why at an emotional hearing in london. i'll be back with nor local news update in half an hour.
♪ >> we felt, you know, incredibly loved, harry and i. and i'm grateful that love is still there. >> inside the new documentary where william and harry get candid like never before. opening up about a major regret about their mother's death. we're live with the filmmakers. and beating the odds. the two-time olympian who walked down the aisle of his own wedding, after he was told it was something he would never be able to do. and monday motivation. competitors from the smash hit "american ninja warrior" are here to take on a massive obstacle course on our plaza.
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facing what could be tough questions on capitol hill today, about his meetings with russians. we're going to get more from white house correspondent, kristen welker. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. his meeting with senate intelligence committee staffers today, jared kushner is expected to say in strong terms that he didn't collude with the russians and he has nothing to hide. in an 11-page statement, kushner will detail four meetings with russian officials and say that nothing improper happened at any of those encounters. he'll talk about two scrutinized meetings. one with the russian ambassador and one with the attorney. in the first one, kushner expected to say in a 2015, he briefly met the russian ambassador with a campaign event. the encounter so quick, the day after election day, he had to ask, what is the name of the russian ambassador? and the second one, the trump tower meeting with the russian attorney in june of 2016. kushner expected to say he received an e-mail from his
brother-in-law, donald trump jr. asking him for a meeting with no other attendees listed. at the time, he'll say he didn't read the long e-mail chain forwarded to him. but after arriving late at the meeting, kushner will say he found the attorney discussing adoptions and determined it was a waste of his time. and after ten minutes, he e-mailed his assistant saying, can you call me on my cell, need excuse to get out of meeting. kushner's meeting is behind closed doors and he won't be under oath. savannah? >> all right, kristen welker, thank you. a truck driver is facing charges after a suspected human smuggling operation left nine people dead. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in san antonio, texas, where others were rescued from inside a sweltering tractor-trailer. >> reporter: breaking news within the last few months. authorities say a tenth person has died. it was a horrifying discovery. police finding dozens of suspected migrants inside a tractor-trailer, in the stifling texas heat, with no air conditioning.
and just moments ago, the suspected driver, james bradley jr., was led into federal court. we expect him to be formally charged within the hour. investigators are trying to determine how the smuggling death turned deadly. the temperatures were at 101 degrees on saturday, when somebody climbed out of that tractor-trailer, begging for water. a walmart employee called 911. that's when police arrived and found a gruesome scene. eight people have died since -- were found dead in the truck. since then, two others have died. 30 people were rushed to the hospital. and more than a dozen remain in critical condition. carsen? >> just a horrific scene there in san antonio, texas. gabe, thank you. police are searching for a suspect in a bizarre attack this morning. a man with a chain saw entered an office building and injured two people. police does not believe that incident has any connection to terrorism.
breaking overnight, a dramatic rescue in arizona after 17 hikers came trapped in a flash flood. it happened 25 miles east of rescuers used a hospital to pull the hikers off of the rocks. others walked out after the water subsided. thankfully no one was injured. you're going to love this story. two-time olympic high jumper jamie nieto had the greatest performance in a church. he suffered a spinal injury doing a back flip. during rehab, he worked on one single goal, learning to take 130 steps. and on saturday, he reached it, walking his new bride down the aisle after their wedding ceremony. 130 steps. it was a monumental day. he needed to do a monumental thing. >> i have chills. >> amazing. there's a lot more to get to this morning, including an inside look at the new princess diana documentary from the filmmakers themselves.
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premieres tonight. we will talk to the filmmakers in a moment, but first, nbc keir simmons is at kensington palace for us. good morning. >> reporter: hey there. good morning. you know, this interview you're about to hear is so poignant at times so painful. william and harry talk about their last phone call with diana. they were on vacation, they were kids. having fun. cut the phone call short. william says, harry and i are in a desperate rush to say no. if i'd known what would have happened i wouldn't have been so blase. harry says, all i remember is probably regretting the rest of my life how short that phone call was. guys, this interview really gets you here. >> -- a special picture, and that's -- this is the first one the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother. >> you and i both in this photograph. >> okay. >> you were in the tummy. >> oh, no. >> yeah. >> arguably probably a little too raw, and up to this point
it's still raw. >> william and harry sharing memories of their mother. her laugh, her love for her boys. >> one said to me, be as naughty as you want. just don't get caught. she was one of the naughtiest parents. come and watch us play football and smuggle sweets into our socks. >> the two princes describing the young mom only they knew. >> our mother was a total kid through and through. when everybody says to me, you know, so she was fun, give us an example. all i can hear is her laugh. that sort of -- crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness shown on her face. >> she organized when i came home from school to have cindy crawford, and naomi campbell waiting top of the stairs. i was probably a 12 or 13-year-old boy. posters on his wall. and i went bright red and didn't quite know what to say and sort of fumbled.
i think fell down the stairs on their way out. >> they've kept these photographs private until now. never have the two boys spoken of diana like this. never, perhaps has any british royal been so open in public about their emotions. >> we felt incredibly loved, and i'm very grateful that, that love still feels there. >> it was that love that even if she was on the other side of a room, that, as a son, you could feel it. >> reporter: the very act of making this documentary where harry is seen talking with elton john about diana's charity work. >> and doom and gloom yet everybody in that photograph is smiling. >> a declaration of their determination that diana's spirit will live on. in public, and in private with her grandchildren. >> i do regularly talk ar her to george and try to remind that there are two grandmothers. there were two grandmothers in
their lives and it's important they know who she was. >> reporter: we talk about the british stiff upper lip and isn't always a good thing. this stunned me. harry says he's only cried twice about losing diana in the past 20 years. william told us they are crying to correct what has been in recent years the wrong portrayal of diana but the two boys will never speak publicly about her again. >> powerful. >> reporter: >> turn to the filmmakers. nick kent, executive producer and ashley guessing the director and producer. good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations on an extraordinary project and i have to ask how you were able to get these young men to open up like that. >> uh-huh. >> well, a couple years ago i made a film where, or nick and i made a film about the queen and during the course of that ended up interviewing prince harry and prince william and kate, duchess of cambridge, and the whole process was great from our point of view and we began talking to
them about, was it possible to make another film? we met the princes earlier this year and began to talk about, yeah, making a film about diana. >> you probably had expectations how open you thought they would be and you were sitting in the room during the interviews. did they surpass your expectations? >> it's obviously very difficult, private and personal. once they decided they wanted to make the film to honor their mum, they were incredibly candid. >> nick, we really see a side of diana through her sons' eyes. they talk about her laugh. how she was so exude be love, and we really see images that have never before been seen. >> i think this film is obviously a very personal film for the princes, but in ways it's a universal film, because it's asking, how do you keep alive the memory of someone you've loved and lost? prince harry says you dou that not just looking at family photographs but the way you live
your own life. they're very much carrying on their mothered unfinished business with the charity wok they do and in the way prince william looks to bring up his children. in the back of our minds when we were making this film, the thought, when it was finished we hoped william and harry would feel this is a film they could show their kids and say this is who your grandmother was. >> harry pointed out oh only cried twice since diana died. he saw an outpouring of thousands weeping and he felt sort of strange, like, these people are weeping more than i am. describe this? >> it's a unique experience. isn't it? isn't who worked the funeral, can they dough with a private grief that has to be publicly shared? the film sort of answers that question. the last 20 years had to keep things under wraps and now can finally talk about it for the first time. >> were you surprised by anything you heard about princess diana from her sons, aspect to her personality you didn't expect?
>> the thing that surprised me, a great practical joker. a real sense of humohumor. >> send racy cards to her son away at school. >> and the supermodels, for her eldest son. >> i hadn't heard them talk about before the divorce. what it felt like lives not enough with your mother and not enough with your father. i'd never heard that discuss that. >> they talk about being bounced around? don't they? too much time in cars and on the phone. you can tell it was obviously quite a difficult time for them. >> and i think anyone who's been through that experience of their parents being divorced would empathize with that. that's a very common experience. >> were they more candid than you expected, ashley? in a sense, did you hear more from them than you expected to? >> i thought they were incredibly courageous. it's a complex talking to the world about a mum who died in the circumstances in which she died. i was very touched by the courage and openness with which they sort of talked to us and
shared their feelings in the film. >> it was so beautiful, and so revealing, and worth every second, if you're going to be watching it. >> thank you so much for bringing it us. appreciate. if you want to watch, who won't after this? diana our mother her life and legacy premieres tonight on hbo. let's take a turn. over to al with a check of the weather. >> guys, thanks so much. looking at a lot of wet weather making its way through the northeast and the southwest. it's been really wet around the great lakes and on into the northeast. in fact, you look right now. chicago, this is their second wettest year so far going, since january 1st. almost 30 inches of rain. cleveland, it ends up being the third wettest. a little more than 30 inches and buffalo, where they've been getting dumped the last several days, their first wettest at almost 29 inches of rain. the rest of the country will be wet down through the gulf coast. tropical downpours, one to two to three inches of rain falls at times, one to two per hour at
times. monsoonal conditions in the southwest pep plenty of sunshine through the great lakes. more wet weather h more wet weather in the northeast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are in for some cooler temperatures today for the inland valleys. we're coming off of those 90s and we'll drop it back to the upper 80s today. for san jose, expect a high of 83 degrees and 72 in oakland. napa will be up to 79 and san francisco in the mid-60s today. we'll see some more 60s as we go through the week and then some low 70s in time for the weekend. temperatures along the coast going up while the inland areas are really going to be in for another hot weekend. latest weather. hoda? >> raise your hand if you're ready to trend! >> oh, yeah. >> yes! >> hey now. >> all right. okay. well, every family has their very own -- >> our hands all up. great effort. >> every family has their own unique traditions. this morning the #unlikelyfamily trending on twitter. people sharing favorite family
pastime. a couple. on my birthday my parents called me the minute i was born. >> when is that? >> 4:39 a.m. >> what moment were you born? >> 9:02 or something like that. >> nice. >> tell ghost stories. part of my family norm. these people sing christmas songs around the fourth of july fire. #unlikelyfamilytraditions. who's got one? >> ours is likely. christmas eve. my dad reads a book about benjamin bear. he's doing it. the family's grown. we love the tradition. >> a little unlikely. >> ours are normal. my mom calls tells me my birth story every year. yes, she does. she does. >> tell us the story! >> 45 years ago today -- the loudest baby was born. okay. >> and unlikely, we always go apple picking on columbus day weekend with the kids and some of their friends and everything. >> that's nice. >> sweet. >> and sheinelle? >> mine's pretty normal.
i told jenna last week i want to start it again. every week we want to the kansas state fair. such a big deal. the butter pail. something. my kids have never been to a good, old-fashioned state fair. something's on the stick. >> going to kansas. more close to home. >> we'll see. >> what about you? >> one that's weird. only because -- okay. we are a family that kept our christmas tree up until february. it was artificial. it was weird. someone knocked at our door and my dad screamed, get the tree! we didn't always have guests and ran the tree -- unplugged it and shoved it into the storage area, and every christmas we would pull it out, because it was already there, decorated. we'd flip it, a little pine scent. i remember thinking that became our little weird family tradition for christmas. it started one day when neighbors rang the doorbell. like, neighbors -- >> knowsy neighbors. >> who needs elf on a shelf? >> anyway -- carson, double
duty? >> comic-con, favery event in san diego over the weekend. made headlines, ben affleck addresses rumors addresses batman after some questioned enthusiasm for the role and future in playing it. at the presentation for his upcoming film "justice league" ben said i am the luckiest guy in the world. batman is the coolest part in any universe. i'm so thrilled to do it. by the way, trailers for two incredibly popular shows debuted at comic-con. netflix "stranger things" and hbo's "westworld." break outshuts. and now to beyonce. solange showed up to support missy elliot, at a music festival in l.a. shared the photo on twitter. always shown me love and i am humbled. >> nice. >> that would be nice? >> beyonce comes out fou are? finally, brat pitt, a surprise appearance at that same festival
during frank ocean's set. brad opened up to "qg" about his split from angelina jolie saying his music helped him. called it painfully honest and special. right after that, the singer, frank ocean, performed with a t-shirt with brad's face on it. now the bromance came full circle. brad joined him onstage for his song "close to you." standing, back to ocean, ear to a cell phone and occasionally appear to talk on the phone. both projected on to the video scene. calling it art and it was trending all over the place. that is your pop star. >> beyonce, back to her. didn't she just have twins like 20 minutes ago and showed up? good for her. >> sometimes you need a break. you know what? going out with her sissy. >> process this. >> and warm all weekend. people probably in their pool. forget that. doesn't matter. >> check out, roll the tape.
grandpa, life of the party. there. 79 years old, mr. mccoy. casual, with grandsons and friend trying to get grandpa up there. >> whoa! >> what? >> oh, my word. >> no shark needed here. grandpa, impressive. back flip into the pool. mccoy's friends call him the toughest -- a perfect 10, that is your daily clip we could watch it over and over. >> really could. >> that's really good. >> a good shot. >> what do you do the rest of the week? >> plenty. >> al, birthdays. >> all righty then. here we go. spin the smucker's jars and meet great friends out there. first up, happy 100th birthday to rosemary weis. carson, yuou'd like this lady. a golf lover. favorite hour, happy hour. kathie lee loves her! her go-to drink, an old-fashioned. ah what could go wrong with an old-fashioned? laura smith some dekalb,
mississippi. proud gardener, makes the best sugar cookies. please, send us some! and happy birthday to birdie of oklahoma. the secret to longevity eating veggies straight from your own garden. nothing wrong with that. sam cursen of hollywood, florida, celebrating 100 years served in the air force during world war ii. we salute you for your service, sir. and look who's here. happy birthday to, 100th birthday to mary richardson of hilton head, south carolina. she has 9 grandkid, 16 great-grandkid and i think we know somebody getting a lot of birthday cards. >> 106. >> that's right. i'm sorry. maybe my eyes are about ready to go. 4r5 last, certainly not least, friends of the "today" show, fred and trish sa dobdsen of liberty hill. appropriated a family business together raising five kids.
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i )m ... ==topvo== firefighters in san jose have evacuated a hotel .. after a pepper spray scare. front desk workers say a bad odor was first reported good morning. l:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. evacuations after a pepper spray scare. a bad odor was reported this morning that was making guests cough. all 61 people now evacuated. this has been happening since a little before 5:00 this morning at the extended stay hotel off of st. ignacio. firefighters have not indicated whether or not they've pinpointed the exact source of that pepper spray, but we know crews are working to clear the hotel and the situation has been declared under control. let's shee how in control that morning commute is right now with mike. >> most of the commute is under control, but we do have a little bit of an issue over for the trivalley continuing. the south bay does look slow, but that's typical about this time.
this is kind of the peak of the commute there. we're looking at the dublin interchange, looking over here, take the castro valley y as one option because over here we have another problem for southbound 680. the earlier crash cleared, another crash here as you get over toward sunol boulevard. 680 south through pleasanton is the problem. taking the dublin evergrade westbound, smoother but adding more mileage so with prepared. south bay, silicon valley. another local news update in half an hour. see you then. whoa!
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♪ 8:30, now, on a monday morning. it's the 24th of july, 2017. can you believe it's almost the end of july already? it still feels like a great summer morning. a little stormy. starting to mist up. we're so excited because on friday, we have a great concert lined up. fitz and the tantrums will be here. going to be a good one. >> they're so good. the recording music is amazing, too. another big concert coming up next week.
brad paisley is here. that's august 4th. he wants you to pick one of the songs he's going to perform. "mud on the tires." "southern comfort zone." or "river bank." just tweet your choice using #br #bradpaisl #bradpaisleytoday. >> a big shoutout to our crowd out here in the rain. we're looking for our proud moment. looking for our proud moment. let me tiptoe back here. >> a little head fake. >> there's somebody you want us to say hi to. >> hi, gram. >> what's her name? >> rose. >> grandma rose. >> i think we should get together and say hello to grandma rose around alexis. >> you, too, charlie. >> i hope grandma rose is watching. we'll see hi, grandma rose. one, two, three. >> hi, grandma rose. >> hey.
rambling rose. >> all righty then. we have the thrill and excitement of "american ninja warrior" on the plaza. we're going to head into the kitchen and learn how to make a chicken and potatoes dish that has an el grant twist to it. let's look at the week coming up. show you for monday, we're okay. we're looking at a july beauty of a day today, in the great lakes and around the plains. some monsoonal moisture through the southwest. downpours in the gulf. by the time we get to the midweek period, nice in the northeast. new england, mid-atlantic states. cool, less humid, but will be steamy through the gulf. at the end of the week, out west, abundant sunshine. hot and try through texas. humidity and showers in the east coast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we get a look at today's forecast for san francisco, it is going to be up to 66 degrees
and mostly sunny skies now that the fog is rolling out. we will see more of the same weather throughout much of the week, but it will be trending a little warmer by friday into the weekend. along the inland arias, a big change in temperature from the mid-60s today to the upper 90s by this weekend. >> don't forget. get that weather anytime you need it. check out our friends on the weather channel on cable. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much. we're launching something new this morning. pushing the limit today. highlighting remarkable people who are doing just that. >> we are starting with a good one, too. an extraordinary explorer who isn't letting a challenge stand in his way. natalie's in los angeles this morning with an incredible story. hi, nat, good morning. >> hey, guys. miss you guys. talk about inspiring, eric
weihenmayer is going to extremes on some of the most dangerous mountains and rivers. he is going on all senses except sight. it is an astounding journey, after becoming blind. one breaking records and boundaries. they're among the world's most spectacular and scariest places. and imagine conquering them all like this -- >> i managed to confront my fears, to take the fears and push them to the peripheries. >> reporter: the peripheries of theette, everest, denali, the himalayas. how would you describe what you're seeking? >> i'm seeking universal human experience. >> reporter: born with a rare eye disease, eric's vision er e eroded as a child. by the age of 13, he was complete lly blind. >> i was in a prison and didn't know how to get out of it. >> reporter: he quickly found his way out by tackling the
improbable. >> i joined the wrestling team. >> reporter: by senior year, he was team cap tap atain and head the junior olympics. what he couldn't see didn't hold him back. and he heard of a blind climbing expediti expedition. >> he was hooked. >> there's a puzzle in the rock. i had to discover that with my hands and my feet. >> reporter: his climbs became increasingly ambitious. >> we tried three mountains. long's peak, rainier, and humphrey's peak. we didn't summit any of them. >> reporter: he set his goal on the highest peak, everest. >> embarking on this journey of discovery. >> reporter: he coupled safety with determination. and in 2001, eric became the only briand perslind person to
summit of everest. >> i remember counting my breath. >> reporter: amazingly, that was just the beginning of more challenges. >> my life turned into learning insights into how to break through barriers. >> reporter: leading blind children through tibet, eric negotiated risk. and he hit another extraordinary milestone seven years after everest, completing the zseven summits. the highest mountains on every continue innocent. >> reporter: it's the greatest laboratory we have on earth. >> reporter: seeking a new adventure, eric began to kay you kayak. >> reporter: i found myself on the banks of the colorado river with my friend saying i want to teach you how to kayak. >> reporter: he loved it. with a team helping to guide him, eric took on the grand canyon's daunting white water.
277 miles down the colorado river in a single kayak. navigating some of the most terrifying rapids in america. >> the river is a place you almost have to let go. >> reporter: eric took mek kayaking near golden, colorado. this is how the team helps by telling him what he can't see for himself. yeah. in "no barriers," a blind man's kayak of the grand canyon, he told us about his voyage. >> i turned things into good things. >> reporter: and as a dad, eric is facing a different kind of adventure. >> my kids are like, whatever. you hiked the grand canyon. are you going to cook dinner tonight? >> reporter: by choosing the path of most resistance, that's how life's odyssey thrives.
>> look inside you. that's how you have to grow. that's your vision. you grow that thing inside, it will blaze your path forward. >> reporter: he's truly an extraordinary man. what's next for eric? he's tackliing mountains in itay this summer. and a long list of more adventu adventures, including criming ice ranges in europe. >> that's a great story. thank you so much. >> thank you. by the way, tomorrow, we're going to meet an incredible 66-year-old grandmother who broke a record swimming across the english channel. coming up next, this morning, winner, winner, chicken dinner. a recipe you need to try tonight. first this, is "today" on nbc.
>> we're back with "today food." and two women who are heating up on the food scene. head chefs at king, which is hot here in new york. originally from london. but they brought their techniques they learn aid cross the pond here to the states. we're starting with chicken. let's go through the ingredients. >> it's a celebration of summer. we're cooking chicken ala provenn cal. >> we are using tomatoes. you can use tin tomatoes. basal, olives and capers. >> if you have tomatoes and basal, can you use them, too. >> yes. >> the chicken here is smushed. what is this called? >> this is chicken we have taken off of the bone. it's half a bird. you can use a whole bird and smush it. that's spach cocking.
>> the beutjutchbutchers will d you at the market. you're salting that up like it's fish. >> lots of salt and pepper. we pulled this bird out of the fridge for about 20 minutes. >> did you brine it? do you recommend that? >> you can. but this is just as good. a really hot pan. you want to make sure it's smoking hot. that's where you're going to get that crispy skin. >> olive oil? >> you can use veg if you prefer. but olive oil is fine. >> you want to hear that. >> it's going to be hot because it's going to start to get crispy and caramelize. >> you want skinside down. now, what are you going to. >> this is a skillet we're going to put on top to weight it down. >> to horforce the issue. what can you use other than a
skill skillet? >> absolutely anything. >> whatever you have got. >> bricks or whatever. >> that's going to go for a little bit. meanwhile -- >> this is where you've got the skillet on top. you get that lovely, crisp skin. this has been going for a while. >> how long skinside down before you flip it? >> until it smells like wonderful, crisp chicken skin. five minutes, maybe. >> flip it over? >> and flip it over. you have sliced garlic. it goes in. and other than that, anything can go in at any given point. you have the capers that have been rinsed of the salt. lovely olives that have been pitted. black, green, whatever you have at home. >> you cook this at king? >> we do it with a guinea hen. it's slightly different. but all variations on the theme. >> dump it in there? >> these are cherry tomatoes. seeded. no seeds in there. >> you're not cooking there.
>> they sell them there? >> no. you cut them in half and squeeze them out. >> why do you want the seeds out? >> they get stuck in your teeth. >> americans don't think of that thing. >> you have to leave something in there. how long do you marinate that for? >> it starts to smell like a holiday or a vacation. >> when they become friends and got to know each other, which this one has. >> what are you adding? >> i threw in some white wine. >> i was hoping you were going to say that. >> i get this out in a minute. >> you serve the whole thing to one portion? >> i like this one will do -- i mean, half a bird is enough for two people. or even a light lunch for three. this is nice and juicy. nice and crispy. >> our team downstairs. how is it, guys? >> so good. >> very good. >> very flavorful. >> i like the tomatoes.
and the basil. >> you portion that up. that's cooked perfectly. >> yeah. >> i can never do that at home when i get it at your restaurant. >> it's easier without the bone in it. >> absolutely. >> and rest it. >> what are you serving with this? a potatoes. about a minute? >> yes. >> these are potatoes in a bag. really quick and simple. one of my mom's go-to s recipes. potatoes, wayne, thyme. you can use carrots, beats, whatever. we're going to chuck everything in the bag. salt. >> a lot of seasoning. more than you think. >> loads of oil. >> you can whack a whole head of rosemary in. >> you put it in here and put it in the potato pidiaper. >> wash your hands before and after you do this. >> and this is a massive piece of tinfoil or aluminum foil.
>> al, you do this, throw ingredients in tinfoil. >> playing the role of al will be hoda. >> are you at al's house when he's not there? >> put in away so the steam doesn't get out. >> okay. how long do you do that for? >> 45 minutes. >> and then, you countuncover i before you serve it, to get it crispy or leave it in the bag. >> how do you get them crispy? >> uncover it ten minutes in the oven to give them extra heat. or you can keep them nice and steamed, like this. serve them in the pocket. everyone will fight for the nice juicy bit of garlic. >> chicken, grilled, flattened out. pick up a chicken and get a brick and have a delicious meal. if you want the recipe, go to today.com/food. coming up next, our plaza is turning into an american ninja
>> all right. nbc's smash hit "america ninja warriors" returned for a ninth season. and the course is as tough as ever. >> we have a course on the plaza. and along with matt and akbar. good morning. >> that's the -- >> what can we expect this year? it's so exciting. >> every year, the course gets bigger. it get s harder. more ninjas coming out. a couple weeks in a row, she hit a buzz in cleveland. the william have been dominating. >> in cleveland, some of the
greatest parts are when small towns -- smaller than cleveland, rally around some of the participants on the show. that love just is such a great part of the show. >> it is. you see them, like the big show coming to the smaller town. cleveland, they have their own rock star, lebron james. and this year, we have lebron james and his entire family come out to the course because they wanted to see it. and lebron james' son, a 12-year-old, rocked the course. and you can tell, during the finals, lebron was -- >> easy. >> lebron put it on his instagram. >> yeah. >> he's got some good genes, right? >> unfair. >> what i like about it, there's competitors. obviously, a competition. but everyone roots for each other. >> the camaraderie has been unbelievable. and you see the support, they get better together. when we came out here, one of the ninjas can get through one of the two obstacles. now, they have all found a way. >> the ninjas, the competitors,
saying stuff to them. >> like al roker telling us what a great job we're doing. >> you mentioned, these -- some of them are user-generated. people at home say, i have an idea. >> this is the sky hook. this was designed by a 7-year-old fan. wrote it out on crayon. and it was in san antonio. >> we put it out last season and said, we're going to showcase it this year. we did that. and people came out with crazy obstacles. >> what are the other new obstacles? >> 20 new obstacles. we have another one here, the spin ball wizard. the handles that go around. it's been insane, some of the obstacles. we had crank it up. >> someone is crazy enough to try. >> i had to try it. you have seen the epic ones, the iconic ones, like the warp wall. this was intriguing me. the athlete says, i have to do it. 160 pounds and physics says think again. i felt it.
and i -- it was hard. i bench press over 300 pounds. and i couldn't get that thing -- >> you have more appreciation what the ninjas are doing. why don't you compete on the show? >> you know what? i have something that i'm going to break right here on the "today" show. next year, i'm going to try out. and i'm going to do the qualifying round. i'll be working out with flip rodriguez. train during the off-season so i can -- >> seriously. >> you on "the voice." we're going to see you singing. >> by the way, speaking of friendly competition, aren't you nominated for an emmy. "the voice" and "american ninja warrior." >> "amazing race" had that award for years. >> i'm coming after it. >> why are you stiffing me? >> friendly competition. thank you so much. we'll see you on the course noonext year. you can catch "american ninja
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of summer. we show yod uh oed you efrl. jumping for joy. to little kinley trying watermelon. we asked our viewers to vote which would enough on to the next round. a picture of vicki's dogs, jake and bella, cooling off after a long swim. five photos for you to vote on. one could be yours. keep the photos coming. >> did we expect to get professional level -- >> the watermelon makes me want to eat it. >> keep them coming. we're going to get a chance to go to the concert at the end of the summer. >> it will be a good one. guarantee you. coming up next, we have what? >> jennie garth on at the 9:00. and they'll talk about safety for your pets. >> good. if there's chicken leftover. >> how about that? a lot of flavor. >> juicy. >> lot to get to on a monday
morning. first, a check of your local news and your local forecast. have a great day, everybody. i )m ... ==topvo== police now say one man is under arrest .. after gunshots early this morning prompted it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police say one man is under arrest after gunshots early this morning prompted 'vak wagss in a condo unit on san jose's santana row. it happened a little before 1:00 this morning. investigators say no one was hit by gunfire but neighbors were evacuated. when police arrived they had to talk to two men from the unit where those shots were fired. so far police are not saying exactly what sparked the gunfire
and right now still no word about what kind of charges the men will be facing. after their arrest. happening now, bob red dell talking to police and residents nearby who had to be evacuated earlier today. he'll have a live report for our midday fuse cast. link to more details on our twitter feed. jared kushner is speaking to a senate intelligence committee this morning about his interactions with russians last year before the presidential election. the hearing is going on behind closed doors and kushner is not under oath. on our home page, link to more details in a statement that he provided ahead of today's hearing. another look at news coming up in just a moment. right now back to the "today" show. (man) hmm. what do you think?
love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> this morning on today's take jenny garth is here. then michael phelps very a great white shark. plus two simple summer desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is today's take live from studio 1 # a. >> good morning welcome today on monday july, 24, 2017. al had to leave a little early today so kathie lee is starting a little early. >> trouble in the house.
we can't do all four hours. >> we don't have wine, but i love this. somebody came in and said kathy what would you like in your mug? i said they never ask me what i want in my mug. what did you ask for? >> water. >> she said 9:00 is a little early for me. >> well, in an hour -- >> well co da shows up and it's like happy hour for her. >> how was your weekend you saw correcting ferguson. >> it was my heigighlight. i went with elvis durant and his partner. >> look at you. >> saturday night kathy is looking good.
>> it was casual. we went to see him in town hall. i think he was getting ready to do some big comedy special. >> how funny was he? >> he's one of the funniest human beings on the planet. there's no question about it. everyone has their own humor that works for them. he just walks in the room and -- was that last week. >> no that was hashtag not craig. >> you may not know this but there was a period when hoda was on maternity leave and i was filling in. so craig stepped in for a week. >> that i remember. >> he's so darn charming. >> yes. he sure is. >> not that you're not. >> so i come back -- >> i'm not the only one that thinks it. >> we know everyone adores him. >> i come back from vacation a
little bleery eyed. i said i'm so glad to see you again kathy. oh, yes. jenna. is your name jenna? >> i did not. >> i had the most spectacular week with craig. >> i did. >> so we created a hashtag called not craig. >> you know i love you, just not in the same way. there's no sexual tension between you and me. >> i thought there was. i'm so disappointed. >> there's nothing going on with any of us but you know what i'm talking about. he walks in the room and has sexual tension with everybody. >> no he doesn't. >> it's true. >> he was brilliant. he just is. he didn't even stop to take a sip of water. it's nonstop. >> hashtag not craig.
>> if you get a chance to see him, see him for sure. >> i'll do that. >> he's just a natural that's all. >> there are other things we could talk about. >> we talk about our weekend. >> i have a gray hair. >> did you find it in your nose? >> in my defense i was goofing off on instagram. some people on instagram have the several selfies. i don't know how to do that. >> no. we're not millennials. >> is that what it is? >> is that you? >> yeah. >> that is a kissy face. >> see that shiny one. they're getting -- they're like -- >> thicken. >> do we have to zoom in? >> you're the one that took the picture. >> i underestimated the scandal i created. i said to pull or in the to pull? i think 170 people responded.
half said pull. half said color it. >> that's really enjoying it. when you have one it's a lot of fun. >> i have them all up in the top. i always post them and say this is in my way. >> that's called plucking. he's going to pluck you bare. >> then i took this kid to a little hole in the wall spot. i like to go. there's like one bowling alley. we took them to this place. >> are all those children yours? >> i had like 18 kids. that's why i look like that. that's why i don't go to fancy places. clair found that hat. so they had this ball pit. have you ever had the -- >> i don't like a ball pit. >> it's a germ pit. >> people are calling it the pink eye pit.
the germ pit. they're having so much fun. >> you must be good for the local economy. >> it's awesome. i said how long before i ne we're in the clear with pink eye? >> 48 hours. >> i'll keep you guys posted. >> i used to know things like that. >> i can't wait. we're in the thick of it too. last night we cooked dinner. it was moments of complete chaos. we'll like we'll sit outside and do some barbecue. >> shuck some corn. >> i remember loving to shuck corn and thought mia would like it. not so much. it's hard to even eat although i managed to do plenty of it. >> i hear you did a great amount
of eating all weekend. >> all i can tell you is i put on one dress and had to change. >> it happens to everybody. >> i had a hamburger. >> i don't eat that with the bread. >> i ate it with the bread. i had a cheese plate. i ate crackers and bread. i ate everything in sight. >> some days are like that. >> also guess what it's my grandmother's -- grammy welch. she's 98 years old. there she is now. she's so cute. >> she's beautiful. >> she still wakes up and puts on make up every morning. >> it's a different generation. >> happy birthday grammy. >> i guess there was a huge
disappointment. >> i was highly disappointed. >> i heard since everybody is not happy about this. >> she's talking about discovery shark week. they kicked off last night with the match up between michael phelps. viewers thought there would be a great white next to him. >> he made it clear that wasn't going to happen. >> i wasn't paying attention to the pre interviews in any way. i didn't watch it. when henry told me he wasn't actually racing the shark, i was disappointed. >> it was a cgi shark. they used the time of a shark. the time was accurate. >> that doesn't matter. they should have been in a pool side by side and the shark should have had to do those flips. >> by the way, he could have probably done that with some
sort of cage. it would have been expensive. >> that's what i thought. >> forget that. when is sharknado on? hoda and i steal this movie. >> there's another sharknado. >> we go international. >> was it great acting? >> i can't wait to see it. >> i smell an emmy. >> august 6th you can watch. >> phelps made it clear he was not going to actually swim with the shark. >> why do lawyers spoil everything? >> can we also say he lost. >> by two seconds. >> he kept his life. >> a loss is a loss. >> he's not used to silver. >> this is good.
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♪ so, ten minutes after the hour, when it's right on the hour, you can't have wine. but 13 minutes after the hour -- >> i didn't ask for it. but jerry shows up with it. bless you, jerry. >> it's 9:13. 5:00 somewhere. >> is that the word from your mind. >> let's see if you avoid touching it. while we're on the air. >> talking about it. >> big birthday for the little one, right? george. his 4th birthday, right? >> yes. he has the cutest portrait taken. >> my gosh. he is just -- he is a joy in a bottle. >> and then, his 2-year-old sister, princess charlotte, also made some adorable waves of her own. because she threw a little
tantrum on the tarmac traveling in europe. >> oh, that kind. >> it wouldn't be a tantrum if she didn't go on the ground. >> and her mother handled it perfectly. >> she handles it so well. >> no. we're not going to go there. no. >> look. she just picked her up and it was done. if that's a tantrum, what do my kids throw? >> i was about to say. >> you're getting exactly what you deserve. you did this to your mother. >> i did not. >> i talked to your mother. you were the hellion. >> i was an excellent child. >> barbara was the heavenion. >> oh, my god. >> barbara wouldn't do that. >> i was 24 in that picture. >> that's what makes it bad. >> did they say, don't do that. >> my dad actually said -- it
looks odd. >> it looks a little -- >> what does it look like? >> perverted. >> my dad said, don't do that, jenna, or they're going to take a picture. nobody is going to take a picture. we're in a tinted limo. nobody is going to take a picture. we were in ohio. i was trying to make him laugh. and i was down in the hotel gym running. and i look up, is there, with a little spotlight around my face. oh, no. i ran upstairs. i'm like, dad, i don't know if you heard, but you were right. that picture -- >> was he angry? >> no. >> your father is the bomb. >> he doesn't care. he let me be whoever i was. and by the way, he knew there was going to be enough repercussions at the age of 24 -- >> you probably haven't stuck your tongue -- bad behavior is not always learned on the first time. >> you're right. i like to do a lot of what
kathie lee does. i think, what would kathie lee do? if i'm having a glass of whine. wwklgd. >> what would jesus do. >> is your point that she wears a scrunchii? >> they're back. >> one thing i won't do, when i'm emulating this lady next to me. every morning, she comes in and says, not good. and the reason it's not good, is you have a scrunchii on the top of your head. >> you try to match them? >> i match my struncrunchiis. >> do you remember seeing the episode of "sex and the city." >> they say you should never
wear a scrunchii. >> this is a psi for no scrun scrunchiis. >> i wear them to bed. they save your hear. >> it saves your hear but it kills your game. >> are we getting wrapped again? what is wrong with this show? >> al is not good morning, i'm kari hall, as we take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge, we're seeing the fog rolling away and we'll get bright shooipts throughout the day. we're seeing that right now as we look outside in san jose. high temperatures there reaching into the low 80s. still very warm for some of the inland valleys and in napa expect a high of 78. oakland 72, 82 in santa rosa. >> is this over yet? >> no. not for us, but for you. >> up next. >> i love you guys.
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be sunburned. >> they are susceptible on the tops of their noses and those on their ears. >> you put sunscreen on your dog? >> only use sunscreen that is made for pets. >> for pets. >> otherwise, it can burn the skin. >> the dogs don't lay in the sun very long. they find the shade as fast as they can. >> a lot of us throwing summer parties. no-noes for your pets. >> everybody wants their pets to be involved in every part of their life. sometimes parties is where we need to be extra cautious. >> kathie lee, you have to stop feeding your dog wine. >> i know. >> alcohol can be dangerous. and foods can be dangerous. anything with bones.
fruits of vegetables, that can cause problems with their intestines. >> and grapes, too. >> we didn't talk about chocolate. >> we can't go through the whole list. >> i don't have a pet. a friend of mine has the pet at my house. if you don't know, you think you're being nice. >> err on the side of caution, and keep them away from food that's for human consumption. >> be careful with insect coils and the citronella. >> the summer is good for gardening. >> if we're lucky enough to have a yard and our pets are in the yard, we should be eco-conscious gardners. in addition, keep in mind that you want to know there's certain plants that are toxic to our
pets. daffodils and lilies and hydrangea. >> you need to go online and do research for a full list. >> found our first tick on a blanket that bambino was wrapped up in. >> i found one in my apartment in new york city. >> hi, charlie. >> charlie is being a great demo dog. if it's hot for us, it's really hot for our pets. >> they're wearing fur coats. >> they didn't regulate their bodies as well as we can. charlie is wearing a cooling vest on a cooling matt. do not walk your pets when it's superhot out. >> my dog in texas used to have a heat stroke. he would walk into things. >> the important thing to know about heat stroke is that the signs to look for. you need to make sure you look for rapid panting. up next, from beverly hills
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reported this morning that was making guests comfortable. it was an extended stay hotel and it was evacuated. firefighters have not pinpointed the source of the pupper spray, but the source is under control. folks in gold country are allowed home now that the detweiler fire is about 50% contained. firefighters say it could take another two weeks to fully contain that fire. we'll provide you with updates once we have them. we'll have your traffic and weather in one minute.
the week and the inland area will be nice and cooler for the next few days. back to the mid to upper 90s by this weekend. >> 680 southbound, a new crash left 580 with a overturned pickup there. the slow lane is blocked as you travel westbound. and the south bay 101 showing a real slow down now. a crash leaving one of the middle lanes blocked. the vehicle going to the shoulder. >> that will do it for us for right now, we'll have more news in 30 minutes, back to the today show.
we should mention that those adorable puppies are adoptable. if you were a teenager in the '90s, you were probably one of the millions of people who tuned in to catch all of the west beverly drama on the iconic show, "beverly hills 90210" which ran for ten awesome seasons. >> it did. >> and one of the most famous characters, kelly taylor, played by jennie garth. jennie has a lot of projects in the works. so nice to see you again. >> happy to see you girls. i love your show. you're my morning people. >> we love that. >> you never know who is watching out there. >> it's one of those things.
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this is my line. i must have had two. my big line was, sticky, sticky, sticky. >> what was your character so? >> a girl in a car. >> cool girl in a convertible. did you always want to be an actress? >> no. >> really? >> never. life is like that. it unfolds how it's supposed to unfold. and it's unfolded. i'm right here with you guys. >> once you started doing it, you looked it? >> i do. i love producing and directing. i love my family more. for me, it's been walking that line of what i can do professionally and how i can be there for my girls. >> when the scripts are sent to you, you say, nope. i can't go that far. >> i'm flying home today, tomorrow morning, to go on a an
rv, excursion through texas. >> i need a river. >> i have a river and trees. >> that's where i'm going. >> yeah. >> and your other daughter is with you. >> lola is there. >> tell me this. i like the fact you have three draughters and you're very much into mom life. i want to put up pictures, you tweeted with one of their soccer jerseys. tell me what's going on here. >> what is that? >> those get really stinky. those jerseys. and my daughter plays club soccer. she's very serious about it. that was me forgetting to wash it the night before. i put it in the sink. and that's air drying it. >> that's a mom hack. >> improvise as a mom.
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we'll call from now on, ssbs, are the most sugar that people ingest. there's a theory that if you eat a lot of protein, maybe you won't have the negative effects of the excess sugar. this was a superinteresting study. they have people eat high-protein meals. and they gave him a sugar-sweetened beverage or an artificial sweetener. the people with the sugar sweetened beverage, were less likely to metabolize the fat. and the extra calories in the beverage didn't make you feel fuller. it led to researchers to say, if you're going to eat a meal, better to stick with water or an
artificially sweetened drinks. >> i had a friend who gave up sodas. and she lost so much weight. >> it's the refined sugar that we say is the devil. here we go. >> here's another study that says those five pounds that you might have from eating, make a difference. >> for a number of years we talk about that the average weight gain for adults is one to two pounds per year. cumulatively, it can add up. this study looked at what is a moderate amount of weight gain. that's 5 to 22 pounds, in early to myle adulthood. that's 18 for women, 21 for men. up to age 55. what's the consequences of gaining a minimum of five pounds? >> five pounds. they found higher chronic diseases. like diabetes, hypertension, and
premature death. and the message is, if you gain or lose up to five pounds, a couple of pounds over the two decades, it's within a range that's probably not going to have health impact on you. but more than that, and you will start to see the consequences. >> five to ten pounds, which seems like nothing. >> it seems like nothing. >> the advice is get out, exercise, eat healthy. >> and people that maintain their weight, what they were in the early 20s, had healthier ages. >> let's talk about the length between sleep and alzheimer's. >> this is important. this is a distinction. we talk about this on morning shows. it's not so much -- the study wasn't looking at the duration of sleep. but the impact, if you have sleep disorder breathing. in this study, they specifically were looking at people who had multiple episodes, where they were stopping breathing up to 50 or 60 times a night. and how that affected their risk
for alzheimer's. those plaques in the brain, they showed an association between the people who had the worst scores on breathing had the higher amount of plaques in their grain. and that was independent of genetics and if they showed mild cognitive empowerment or not. if you think you're at risk factor for obstructed sleep apnea, please, get es tested. the c-pat machines can make a difference. >> the final one is for all of the moms. we're talking about -- >> my twins have peanut allergies. >> food allergies. >> six months ago, or something, the american academy of pediatrics that rather than withholding peanuts, actually, they should be introduced.
this wasn't a study that had a groundbreaking finding. it was a charge, how do we improve the diagnosis, the management and prevention of food allergies. how do i know does my child have a dairy allergy? when do i use an epipen? all of these thicks to encourage more education of the community. and parents that can help their kids manage these. >> these are fantastic. we got a lot in. good morning, i'm kari hall. we're looking at fog clearing quickly in san francisco. temperatures in the mid 60s, the same thing tomorrow, but i think the fog will linger a little longer. temperatures in the low 70s, inland areas will go mid 80s to
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wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers. this morning on "today food," we're going to sweeten up your monday, with a couple of simple summer desserts. >> yes. >> we don't have hoda. >> but we have cloda. >> star of the youtube series, cloda's summer suppers. >> we've been listening to your songs. ♪ she told me she came from the county of cork ♪ that's where she came from. i took out the dirty parts. >> talk about what you're going to make. this is a nostalgic cake. >> we were tasting the batter. you grow up with cleaning the spoons from the batter that you
baked the your mom and your dad. we used to make one called a victoria sponge. this one is an orange blossom summer sponge. the base of this sponge, is the one i would make with my sisters and my mom. >> what's in it? >> you need eggs, cream, orange blass imwater. >> where do you find it? >> you can usually get it in pharmacies. it's a moroccan esessence. it's all-purpose flower, butter, sugar, everything. you start off, any good sponge, you start creaming together the fine sugar and unsalted butter. you want to get that lovely and fluffy. that will make a light and
fluffy cake, as well. put in one egg at a time. >> or two. >> or two. and you want to get that really lovely and fluffy one, too. these are not going alone. >> maybe two at a time. >> or use a span. >> exactly. >> maybe not. >> i want you to smell that. >> yes. >> it's amazing. >> this is like a perfume. isn't that good? >> that's the orange blossom water. >> want me to pour it in? >> yes, please. it adds a light, decadent floral flavor. we pop this back. and this is sieved. you want me to do this? this is sieved, baking powder and all-purpose flour. and you spoon it in. you can divide it between the three.
you can do one. and that goes into a preheated oven. put it in the center of the oven. it goes in for 40 minutes. whipped cream here. and i put orange blossom water into that, as well, as well as powder's sugar. i have a great tip for you. we're going to laiar it is pup put a little cream first on. that stops it from falling around. you put your strawberry jam. and then, you layer it is. >> look how gorgeous. >> isn't that yummy. this is my summer berry. >> beautiful. thank you so much. for these recipes, head to today.com/food. we're back in a moment.
kathie lee. >> ready for a second round. >> thank you. >> it was fun. it really was. >> now, she's back. double-dipping. it's more klg. >> did you meet cloda? >> we met in ireland. >> what? >> on a where in the world -- we met on where in the world is matt lauer. ten years ago. >> i didn't know that. >> yes. it's a reunion. >> you are like an irish spring. >> yes. >> what's going on? >> ana gasteyer. and wet air styles in three
tomorrow and upper 80s on wednesday. we will see the temperatures heating up again in time for the weekend, but it will be a hot one with highs in the mid to upper 90s once again. >> looking from the roadway in oakland. looking toward downtown oakland. we don't see smoke, but i want to show you where we have a fire reported just off of the freeway. mlk junior way, that will be an issue, i'm told. that is the report that the chp has, typically we have sweepers through the area. slow on the 101 south. back to you. >> thank you, mike, it does appear that fire is near grand and telegraph in oakland. we're looking to get more details on it. gunshots prompt evacuations in the middle of santana row.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. honey. >> hey, everybody! welcome. it's fun day monday july 24th. that's called "something i'm good at" by brett aldridge. a little rays of sunshine. we have great show today to kick out of our week. the funny ana gasteyer is here. get ready to laugh your buns off when the "snl"