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direction direction. we'll be back with a local news update. we'll check weather and traffic. thank you for starting your problem here with us on today in the bay. have a great one. good morning. breaking overnight, back home and backlash. president trump facing grows outrage from both republicans and democrats for not being tough enough with vladimir putin over russia's meddling in the u.s. elections. >> president putin, he just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> the president openly questioning his own intelligence agencies, and in an interview overnight saying, he's taking putin at his word. >> he said there's no collusion whatsoever. i guess he said as strongly as you can say it. >> so where do things go from here? we are live at the white house.
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captured. a manhunt ends in houston overnight as a possible serial killer is arrested. this after three murders in three days. the suspect out on parole cutting off his tracking monitor to elude police. this morning, the latest on the investigation. fire from the sky. a lava bomb from that still erupting volcano in hawaii crashes through the roof of a tour boat. dozens of passengers hurt. what they are saying about the terrifying moments just offshore. those stories, plus prime day problems. amazon's website crashes as millions of bargain hunters begin searching for deals. will it get fixed today? fashion forward. the model being praised for
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walking the runway while breastfeeding speaks out in an exclusive interview. >> i think a woman should feed a baby when she needs to feed them and it shouldn't be a topic of discussion. the bryce is right. >> there it is! >> nationals star bryce harper wins the home run derby in dramatic fashion in front of his hometown fans and gives the trophy directly to his dad. >> hold that up, hold that up! >> the father/son moment they will never forget today tuesday, july 17th, 2018. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. >> a lot to get to including backlash with president's summit with leader vladimir putin. no question the president got a lot of people talking. he turned down the direct opportunity to call out putin on
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the world stage, and then went on to partly blame america in this key moment. >> do you hold russia at all accountable for anything in particular? if so, what would you consider them responsible for? >> yes, i do. i hold both countries responsible. i think the united states has been foolish. i think we've all been foolish. we should have had this dialogue a long time ago, a long time before i got to office. i think we're all to blame. >> some of the words being used by republicans to describe the president's remarks, disgraceful, detrimental, a sign of weakness. former republican house speaker and trump ally newt gingrich named it the most serious mistake of his presidency that needs to be corrected. >> we do have in-depth coverage for you. we're going to start with nbc's peter alexander at the white house. peter, good morning.
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>> good morning. this was really unlike anything that we've seen before. president trump's stunning embrace of the enemy on foreign soil still reverberating. many allies in agreement, by aligning himself with vladimir putin over his own intelligence agencies president trump appeared more cowardly than courageous. overnight, president trump returning back home hailing a summit in helsinki with russian president vladimir putin a success. >> i thought it was a really amazing time. >> reporter: on fox news focusing on his own fate using putin as a character witness. >> you were very strong at the end of that press conference. >> he said there was no conclusion whatsoever. i guess he said as strongly as you can say it. they have no information on trump. >> reporter: and again, blaming his own justice department and the fbi for the mueller investigation that only hours early he trashed as a disaster for the country, ruining relation with russia.
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>> it has driven a wedge. president putin said they drove a phony wedge, a phony witch hunt rigged deal. >> reporter: putin also appearing on fox news repeating denials about any russian interference in the u.s. election. >> translator: do you really believe that someone acting from the russian territory could have influenced the united states and influenced the choice of millions of americans? >> reporter: mr. trump's attempt to do damage control after refusing to condemn the russian leader. >> i hold both countries responsible. i think the united states has been foolish. i think we've all been foolish. >> reporter: failing to erase a chorus of criticism from democrats and republicans. >> let's not mince words. today was a terrible today for the american brand, american people and all our allies. >> i never thought i would say the american president throw the intelligence community under the bus like that. >> his behavior is so inexplicable and so against the interest of the united states.
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>> reporter: john mccain blasting it as one of the most disgraceful performances by any american public in memory. president obama's cia director john brennan branding mr. trump's performance treasonous, the president even stunning his own aides siding with an adversary over his own intelligence experts. >> they said it's russia. president putin just said it's not russia. i'll say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> reporter: drawing a quick rebuke electric dan coats, director of national intelligence delivered without white house approval. we've been clear of our assessments of russian meddling in the 2016 election and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security. many republicans warning the president's comments will embolden putin to interfere again in future elections. >> i do feel that we have both made some mistakes. i think that the probe is a disaster for our country. i think it's kept us apart, kept
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us separated. >> reporter: putin's key revelation admitting he wanted trump to win bringing he'd bring u.s.-russian relationship back to normal. privately, here, multiple aides said the president ignored his advisers urging him to take a tougher stand with putin for all the backlash especially among republicans, the real question, will there be any action. so far what's notable many of those republican lawmakers drawing a distinction criticizing the president's position but not criticizing him personally. savannah. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you so much. let's bring in former cia director john brennan. he's worked for six u.s. presidents, both republican and democrat, and is now nbc national security expert. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> you had very strong words. you said this is treasonous. when i look at the press conference and see what happened with president trump, i go back to a child of the '80s when president trump stood up to mikhail gorbachev and stood up
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to russia. here was an opportunity where the president was given that chance and didn't take america's side. is that how you see it? >> yes, he was given a chance to the world stage to say russia interfered in our election and to say it's intolerable and the shall not happen again. he didn't. he sided with mr. putin. >> he also blamed the u.s. >> he asked questions, what do you hold russia accountable for? right away, he pivoted back to hillary clinton and the election. he continued to criticizes americans and our intelligence community. i mean, that's outrageous. >> what does do to vladimir putin? he looked like a guy who just had a very satisfying lunch. he was smiling, he was relaxed, jovial. the foreign minister said it was better super this meeting.
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what does that do for russia? >> well, i think it just emboldens russia to do what he's doing for a long time, try to influence other countries. we have only seen the press conference. we didn't see mr. trump's performance in the meeting one-on-one. for two hours, what did president trump talk to mr. putin about? i have no idea. i'm certainly concerned about what might have been discussed there, shared. did he discuss about u.s. intelligence capabilities, did he further denigrate the fbi and others? when i use nothing short of treasonous i say aiding and abetting, giving comfort to the enemy. mr. trump had the opportunity to say clearly to the american people and countries around the world and mr. putin, do not do this again or there will be consequences, and he failed to meet even the minimum standards of that. >> what about him saying, i talked to putin -- i've heard what our intelligence agents say.
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i've talked to putin and his denials were really strong. >> yes, i've said publicly the russians feign sincerity better than anyone i know. putin's a trained intelligence officer. his kgb past is coming forward. i'm sure he gave a very persuasive effort why they wouldn't do it. mr. trump said i don't know why they would do it. come on. are you not reading your intelligence papers, presidents daily brief, listening to dan coats. thankfully, the director of intelligence stood up and stood behind the men and women of the intelligence community. >> the president feels to acknowledge russia's involvement and attempts to meddle in the election is tantamount to saying, i wasn't elected legitimately? don't you think that's what's motivating all this. >> he's conflating a lot of things. he's conflating charges of collusion. unfortunately he received overt and public collusion between mr.
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trump and president putin of russia. i think he's very concerned if he gives any credence to the intelligence community assessment it undermines his legitimacy. his paranoia, his narcissism just comes out. that's why he lashes out and continues to focus on his election and how he won. >> i mentioned you worked in intelligence under six presidents. what did you think when you saw president putin's denial of whether he had any compromising information on president trump? >> it's what i've heard from russian officials over the years, which is they deny, deny, deny. that's fine. he's going to do that. he's not going to acknowledge publicly what he did. but that doesn't mean mr. trump shouldn't hold him to account and say, yes, you did. we need to move on. we need to have better relations between moscow and washington, and i very much hope that we're going to get there. but we can't give putin a pass, whether it's interference in the election, on crimea or other things. that's what mr. trump's doing. that's why outrage on both sides
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of the aisle is so vehement. >> do you think there should be resignations? >> i think so. people are going to decide to leave the republican party. he's the titular head of the republican party. if this is what the republican party is, it's not the party of ronald reagan and george bush and others who throughout the years really did everything possible to keep this country strong and safe. when i was listening to mr. trump's press conference, the words of ronald reagan, bring down that wall, mr. gosh -- gorbachev, bring down that wall, were ringing in my ears. i'm sure he was rolling over in his grave. >> former cia director john brennan. thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> a closer look at where the russia investigation stands. pete, a lot of people are confused about the nut of this whole thing, the mueller investigation. just bring us up to date on what we know so far about what's going on with that. >> to be clear, nothing in the
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mueller indictments said it affected the outcome of the election. nor have assessments of the intelligence committee questioned the legitimacy of president trump's victory. what you have in the mueller charges, and in intel community assessments, they agree russia wanted to interfere in the election. most of them concluded the goal was to hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump. what mueller's team accusing the officers of doing, hacking into computers, leaking stolen e-mails to undermine the clinton campaign and in another case orchestrating social media in the u.s. using fake sites to attack candidates, mainly clinton, hoda. >> but pete, just to follow up. the investigation for all of its breadth is not looking into whether or not the russian meddling actually affected the election will that's not what they are looking into. >> that's not mueller's homework assignment. what he's to answer is the big question remaining, did anybody in the u.s. knowingly help the russians interfere in the election?
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two separate points. legitimacy of his election is one thing, the actions of russians is another. so far none of the charges filed by mueller have made that allegations of help in the u.s. and there are signs that his investigation is nearing its final stages. >> all right. pete williams in washington. pete, thank you. >> thank you, pete. there's much more to get to including breaking news in texas. officials arresting a suspected serial killer. gabe gutierrez has the latest for us. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. just short time ago, a major break in this case, a suspected serial killer is in custody. investigators say he was circling the area with a pistol looking for his next victim. this morning, the manhunt is over. tweeted out, rodriguez is in police custody. >> this morning, he was taken into custody.
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>> reporter: it comes after a weeklong crime spree. houston-area police trying to track down 46-year-old jose rodriguez calling him a possible serial killer. investigators say he was on parole and cut off his tracking monitor a few days ago. >> we're convinced that this man is extremely dangerous. we're convinced that he has absolutely no regard for the sanctity of life. >> reporter: a person of interest in a recent violent crime spree including three murders and an attempted murder and a home invasion. >> serious concerns that this individual will strike again and we all need to be vigilant, no matter the circumstances. >> reporter: on monday afternoon, a mattress employee was shot and killed. his son described their dad as funny and hearworking. they're devastated by the loss. >> we're holding each other up. >> reporter: this after the
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death of 28-year-old barrow worker at another mattress store. and pamela johnson who police found dead in her home on friday. authorities releasing this surveillance video believing to show rodriguez walking through a mall a day after johnson's body was found. johnson's stolen car was later found in the mall's parking lot. >> if he's hearing this, we know who you are and you can come and turn yourself in. you'll be much better off. >> reporter: investigators still don't have a motive yet. the houston area overnight was on high alert. the breaking news, a suspect is now in custody after that brief police pursuit. there were no injuries during that chase. but still, a lot of questions at this point.avannah. >> all right, gabe, thank you. time for our first check of the weather.
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al roker. this is an amazing piece of video. this is a wildfire a little california border, looking into california. you've got first a wildfire. it creates a firenado. the updraft from that as it moves over water creates a waterspout. that is unbelievable stuff. unfortunately, what we watch as this moves through, the good news is nobody got hurt. we like that. that's great news. closer to home, we've got a cold front coming in. that's bringing in strong storms. heavy thunderstorms making their way. we've got the risk of severe weather, new york, boston. 32 million people at risk. we could see a few supercells in new england developing along this system. the cold front moves through the afternoon and evening storms. then by wednesday behind it, much cooler air. so we get a little bit of a break. rainfall amounts, though, over the next couple of days could see up to 3 inches in parts of new england. and the southern part of this system pushes down into the south bringing heavy showers and thunderstorms along the florida
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peninsula. rainfall amounts generally anywhere from one inch to three inches locally. could be 4 from louisiana all the way to southeastern atlantic coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. you're headed down the highway when the guy in front slams on his brakes out of nowhere. you do, too, but not in time. hey, no big deal. you've got a good record and liberty mutual won't hold a grudge by raising your rates over one mistake. you hear that, karen? liberty mutual doesn't hold grudges... how mature of them. for drivers with accident forgiveness liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident. liberty mutual insurance. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty ♪ good morning. i'm kari hall. we have fog over the golden gate bridge. visibility will be very poor there has you head in from the north bay. temperatures are going to be in the upper 60s in san francisco
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as that fog slowly lifts. inland areas will be in the mid-70s in oakland to 96 in livermore and 98 in antioch. s san jose 98 degrees. higher humidity on thursday. weather. guys. >> all right, al. thank you so much. coming up, terror in hawaii. the chilling moment a lava bomb crashes through the roof of a tour boat. dozens of people hurt. we're going to hear from the people there. and a break in a little girl's murder three decades in the making. how popular new dna technology finally helped police make an arrest. but first this is "today" on nbc. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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it will be hot in the south bay. taking a live look outside. highs reaching 89 degrees. we'll have upper 90s and then looking at triple digits farther to the north. san francisco 78 degrees and 75 in oakland. it will be hot for some of our valleys over the next couple of days and we'll feel an increase in humidity wednesday night into thursday and then the weekend the humidity drops. highs in the low 90s. let's get an update on the commute. very slow west 24 into the tunnel. a slow drive out of lafayette. it is the san may teo bridge an picking up the close sure in on eastbound 92.
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>> thanks so much. another local news update in a half an hour. see you then.
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we're back. 7:30. i'm sure you never have seen anything like that on the fashion runway. model breast feeding her baby girl down the catwalk. we will hear from her exclusi exclusively why she did that. we will check the headlines. including the backlash after donald trump's and vladimir putin's face-to-face. summit fallout. >> amazing time. >> president trump defending the statements from the joint news conference with vladimir putin after strong backlash from the intelligence community and capitol hill, including members of his own party. >> today was a terrible day for the american brand. >> i never thought i would see
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today is tuesday, july 17th, 2018. >> a sweet father/son moment. >> good moment. for more than two months, kilauea volcano has been erupting on the big island. now the hot lava is blamed for a freak accident that injured two dozen tourists are a boat. we have nbc correspondent miguel almaguer in los angeles. >> reporter: good morning. kilauea will continue to explode into the summer. this is the first time we hear of a case of people at sea hurt because of the volcano's incredible power. this is the moment of fire ball exploded out of the sea. showering the nearby tour boat with flaming rocks. the blast is nerve rattling as the screams of hterror from the passengers on board.
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[ screaming ] >> we could hear the rocks hit the boat. people yelling. >> reporter: the phenomenon known as lava bomb occurs when molten rock explodes in fragments after coming in contact with cold ocean water. >> we all thought we could die here. >> reporter: steve moynahan was on the body when the fiery rocks rained down. >> we knew it was lava. we did not know if it would sink the boat or catch it on fire. there w there was red hot lava all over the boat. >> reporter: there was a gaping hole in the boat. 23 passengers were treated for injuries. some serious. >> primarily soft tissue injuries. one obvious femur fracture. minor burns. >> reporter: lava from kilauea
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has been flowing for more than two months. we have seen first hand just how explosive the volcano can be. it is a beautiful and yet incredibly scary sight behind me. with at least 700 homes damaged or destroyed, this morning, lava is still pouring from fissures or cracks in the ground. the new island of lava off the coast has begun to form drawing tourists who want to get close to the action. >> i definitely would not tell other people not to go do it because of this because this is probably a once in a lifetime happening. >> reporter: a once in a lifetime experience in more ways than one. despite the power, there have not been reports of fatalities of the volcano which has now been erupting since may. back to you. >> thank you, miguel.
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let's turn to mr. roker. >> we have heat index over 90s in the southern plains. out to the west, we are talking about highs climbing over 100 degrees. we start in the southeast and the northeast we are looking. today we have temperatures with heat index in the 90s in new york city. 104 in little rock. for tomorrow, heat index again over 100 in shreveport and mobile and savannah. finally temperatures cool off in the northeast and midwest with temperatures in the 80s and as we make our way out west, today, look at these highs. 101 in sacramento. 106 in vegas. 90 in albuquerque. as we get into the weekend, texas could see record highs with triple digits in friday for dallas and san antonio. las vegas will
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good morning. i'm kari hall. micro climates around the area today. 50s in half-moon bay. as you work your way inland keep up the temperatures. antioch will reach up to 98 degrees. it is 96 in downtown san jose. upper 80 ts to lower 90s for mu of the north bay. your latest w. guys. >> al, thank you. much more ahead this morning, including are you being spied on inside your own home? a "rossen report" on what is going on with technology we use every day. plus, is enough being done to protect kids with peanut allergie allergies? and on "popstart" carson has the look at the new season of "the crown." but first, the murder case
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we're back 7:40 with a 30 year fight for justice for a little girl murdered back in 1988. >> ground breaking technology is now being used to finally nab a suspect after all these years. nbc senior national correspondent kate snow is here with this story. >> good morning. >> good morning, guys. you know those tests popular, ancestry, 23andme. a few months ago they started offering a service that looks at dna of crime suspects and compares it to publicly available results from all those dna tests people are taking. and that was just the break fort wayne, indiana, police needed. for three decades the death of 8-year-old april tinsley has baffled them but they feel they
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have solved the mystery. the 59-year-old killer arrested sunday has been linked to the sinister crime through the latest dna technology. >> she just turned eight weeks old and two weeks later she was gone. >> for tinsley's mother janet, it's the news she's been anxiously awaiting 30 years. >> thinking to your self, is it ever going to come to an end. >> april tinsley was a tomboy who loved hot wheels. three days after her disappearance in 1988, her body was found in a ditch. according to police she had been sexually assaulted and strangled. over the years her killer appeared to taunt authorities skraulg on the barn in 1990 that he killed tinsley and would again. putting notes on girls bicycles with other clues containing his dna. three years ago we visited the lab when they had first begun helping police examine dna for the case.
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researchers moore started doing something new. she took the genetic profile and compared it to public database from genealogy, the kind they get from 23andme or ancestry.com looking for second and third cousins. >> the matches will often start out in a completely different state and then one branch will lead me right back to within 25 miles or so of the crime scene. >> she searched for descendants related to the suspected killer, created family tree going back in history and moved it forward to find the right present day branch. >> in the tinsley case, that process resulted in us being able to narrow it down to two brothers. it hale had to be one or the other, because they were carrying the right mix of dna from ancestors to fit that profile. >> investigators then collected several items from miller's home which contained his dna. when those samples matched the ones collected in the past, detectives made their move. a court affidavit saying miller
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admitted in graphic detail to what he did to the 8-year-old. miller has not filed a plea in court and has no attorney. for a family traumatized, they now see hope for justice and the chance to get some answers. >> when i see him in person, there's only one word i want to ask him, why. >> it's incredible to see after all those years someone brought to justice. they are working on other cases? >> here is the thing. they have already solved four other cases on top of this one, and they tell us they have 40 other cases they are looking at. it takes only weeks. cc, the one you saw in the piece, cc moore, she was telling me this was possible now and it wasn't a few years ago because so many people are using those genetic tests to find their ancestors. there's now a million people in the public database who have agreed to put their information out there publicly. >> even if the suspect himself
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its 36 hour sales push. errors popping up. items in shopping carts suddenly just disappeared. really a subprime start to one of amazon's biggest sales events. an epic online shopping event not quite ready for prime time this year. nbc news got exclusive behind the scenes access to prime date war room during preparations for amazon's biggest sale of the year. designed to celebrate the founding of amazon 24 years ago. before this year's prime day kicked off amazon executives were projecting confidence. >> it's really energizing. this is our super bowl. we work all year and train all year for days like this. >> but the big day ended up being a bumpy ride for consumers. millions of users seeking deals ended up with error messages and apology puppies. the retail giant apparently unable to handle the traffic load on prime day. frustrated shoppers airing their gripes on social media, writing
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amazon prime day is making me feel like kids in line at build-a-bear pay your age day that debate get a stuffed animal. while others joked the outages helped them save so much money after all. amazon hasn't explained what caused the problem, writing on twitter while many are shopping successfully, some customers are having difficulty shopping and we're working to resolve the issue quickly. the company, which did not respond to nbc's request for comment, offered no further details. >> right now we don't know what caused the problem. amazon actually isn't saying. amazon getting a slow and rough start to one of its own self-generated promotional days is hard to believe. >> the slow start could threaten estimated $3.4 billion amazon was expected to rake in this prime day alone. and even if it does recover, this is not what the company's exacting founder and ceo likely had in mind. jeff bezos there. amazon stock fell 1% in after hours trading. about $20 or so, all eyes on the
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company today whether it can recover. by the way, prime day actually runs 36 hours. it doesn't end until 3:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow. guys, plenty of time to waste a little time at work going back on the keys trying to get a deal through. >> i'm sorry, they had a puppy, didn't feel quite so bad. >> i think they are doing okay. >> tom, thank you so much. still ahead, the model and mom getting attention for provocative choice on the runway. runway. >> coming up,
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weekend. le let's see how the roads are moving. back up is clearing heading towards northbound 101 to 92. it is reopened. it is slowing because of volume. the earlier crash was not there now. again, hearing about a crash that has now cleared. west 24 slow out of lafayette. back to you. >> thanks so much. it is 7:57. fire damaged one of the best rated restaurant. we know for certain the restaurant will not be open today. you can get the full back story on previous fires there on our home page. the backlash in the u.s. almost unanimous following with putin. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling it shameful and worse. so far the president today has not tweeted about it. you can go to the president
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it is 8:00 on "today." coming up, under fire -- >> today was a terrible day for the american brand. >> his behavior is so inexplicable. >> i thought it was really an amazing time. >> president trump not backing down amid growing criticism he wasn't tough enough with vladimir putin refusing to confront the russian leader for meddling in the 2016 election and openly questioning his own intelligence agencies. so what happens next. we're live at the white house. plus missed signs. one mother reaching out after her teenager daughter with allergies failed to see a peanut warning. >> she knew her limits and was
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aware of familiar packaging. she knew what safe was. >> how she's now taking action and calling for big changes at the grocery store. can you hear me now? >> it looks like it's targeted ad because they are listening. >> jeff rossen takes a look at the question on everyone's mind. is your phone listening to you and offering ads based on what you're saying. the surprising answer today tuesday, july 17th, 2018. >> hello. >> denver, colorado. >> illinois! ♪ ♪ >> high school sweet hearts. >> married 18 years. hey, kids. >> first time in new york. >> celebrating our birthdays. >> from minnesota. >> minnesota is in the house. welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning. what a fun crowd outside.
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thanks, guys, for being with us. >> remember, if you want to send your video in do #mytodayplaza. >> starting with your news at 8:00, president trump has returned home to face outrage over his public display of trust in vladimir putin at the expense of u.s. intelligence agencies. nbc national correspondent peter alexander joins us from the white house with more. peter, good morning. >> the president's actions and words from senators of both sides were appalling, shocking and sad. multiple aides privately here tell me they were embarrassed by the president's performance, embracing a longtime enemy and refusing to call out russia's leader for interfering in the u.s. election. this morning the president back home heralding his widely panned performance in helsinki. >> i thought it was a really amazing time. >> on fox news focusing on his own fate using vladimir putin as a character witness. >> you were very strong at the end of that press conference. >> said there was collusion
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whatsoever. they have no information on trump. >> blaming fbi for mueller investigation arguing it's ruined relations with russia. >> it has driven a wedge. president putin said it drove a phony wedge. it's a phony witch hunt rigged deal. >> putin also on fox news repeating his denials about russia's interference in u.s. elections saying do you really believe that someone acting from the russian territory could have influenced the united states and influence the choice of millions of americans? mr. trump's attempt to do damage control after refusing to condemn the russian leader. >> i hold both countries responsible. i think the united states has been foolish. i think we've all been foolish. >> nailing to erase a chorus of criticism from both democrats and republicans. >> i never thought i'd see an american president throw the intelligence community under the bus like this.
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>> his behavior is so inexplicable and so against the interest of the united states. >> john mccain blasting it as one of the most disgraceful performances by any american president in memory. former vice president joe biden calling mr. trump's comments, beneath the dignity of the office of the president. president trump even stunning his own aides siding with an american adversary over his own intelligence experts. >> they said they think it's russia. i have president putin, he just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> that drawing a quick rebuke from dan coats, the director of national intelligence delivered without white house approval. we've been clear in our assessments of russian meddling in the 2016 election, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security. the president offering no condemnation but gushing over his gift. >> that soccer ball was really very nice. i have to say it was very nice.
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>> reporter: so will leaders of the u.s. intelligence agencies confront the president? the white house initially said president trump would receive his intelligence briefing today. but overpass they released a new schedule with no briefing on it. what happens now many national security leaders warn by not standing up to vladimir putin, effectively ab solving him of wrongdoing, the president is only emboldening the russian leader to interfere again in future elections. hoda. >> peter alexander at the white house. peter, thank you. we move to wild video out of las vegas. it shows the moments a police officer fires a gun through his own windshield while pursuing a pair of suspects. police say the suspect fired dozens of shots at pursuing officers, so then one officer decided to fire back. he couldn't get a clear shot from the driver's side window, so you saw it, he fired through his windshield. the pursuit ended outside an elementary school, more shots
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fired. the passenger killed. the two men were suspects from a homicide earlier in the day. this morning, a warning for farnts with children with food allergies. tragically it she missed a warning sign. stephanie gosk with this. steph. >> it's an incredibly sad story. her mother is trying to increase awareness with package labeling having what she calls screaming warnings. 15-year-old alex irks never saw the warning find before she bit into a chips ahoy. she had a severe peanut allergy. the package was open. according to her mother kelly she didn't see the reese's logo indicating peanuts before grabbing a cookie. kelly writes on her page, she
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started feeling tingling in her mouth and came home. she said her condition rapidly deteriated. she was given two epipen shots but went into shock. within 90 minutes she stopped breathing. she writes she diligently taught her what to in guest. she knew her limits and was aware of familiar packaging. she knew what safe was. now the grieving mother has an urgent warning for other parents. the company has different colored packaging to indicate chunky, chewey or regular but no screaming warnings about such a fatal ingredient to many people, especially children. the packages of chewy chips ahoy with peanuts and without do look very similar, both the same color and graphic layout. the most visible difference is reese's logo and peanut butter cups on the front, which can be hidden if the flap is open. the words peanut butter do appear in some form on every side of the package including in the ingredients in small type.
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nabisco's parent company issued a statement writing in part, we were very saddened to hear about this situation. we take allergies very seriously and all of our products are clearly labeled on the information panel of the packaging for the major food allergens in the u.s. we always encourage consumers to read the packaging labeling. allergists say kids need to pay close attention. kelly stafford says her heart is broken over the loss but wants to spread awareness so this horrible mistake doesn't happen again. so far kelly stafford's post has been shared almost 70,000 times. it does look like through facebook she's getting the word out to some degree, guys. >> that's the saddest thing. >> it's an awful story. >> i hope it helps people. >> thank you. hawaii's kilauea volcano back in the news after a lava bomb shattered a tour boat with flaming rocks. fragments went right through the
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boat's roof during that freak accident over the weekend. two dozen tourists were injured, some of them seriously. lava bombs happen when molten rock from volcano comes in contact with cooler ocean water and then explodes. kilauea has damaged or destroyed homes with just a few injuries, this is the first report of anybody being hurt while on the water. >> why don't you say we switch gears and get a morning boost. >> let's do it. >> alabama college student, his car broke down the night before start agnew job. he was rewarded for his determination. walter carr walked 20 miles in the dark to start work at a moving company. twenty miles in the dark. when he got to town local police officers bought him breakfast. the woman whose furniture he was moving was so impressed she posted the story online. the new boss found out and handed him the keys to the car. >> the car right here, right now, i couldn't think of a better way to part ways with this and put it to better use.
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>> really? >> walter was pretty overcome with emotion. he and his family moved to alabama after hurricane katrina destroyed their home in new orleans. that kid walked 20 miles. they say he wants to be a marine. so congrats. >> i love it. incredible young man. still ahead this morning, our first look at "the crown's" new queen. >> first, are you being spied on in your own home? >> good morning. i'm jeff rossen. our special series, are they watching you? from your phone to tv set. what about instagram, are they really listening to you? november 17th is national take a hike day. not like, "get outta here" take a hike. but like a real hike. with deer and stuff. at a-a-r-p, we're all about hikes, bikes... swims... and... whatever this is... because we're here to help you become your healthiest self. it's why we offer health tips for your body... ...and your brain. yeah, your brain!
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♪something's got a hold on me, yeah♪ ♪oh, it must be love ♪oh, something's got a hold on me right now, child♪ ♪oh, it must be love ♪let me tell you now, oh it must be love♪ well. we're launching a new rossen report series. are they watching? >> it's all about debunking myths about online privacy. >> jeff rossen is watching us. he's here to show us what we need to know. good morning, jeff. >> whisper all you want. i got you. >> i got you. we're talking about your computer, your tv, your phone. basically the stuff we use every day. are they listening to you inside your home right now? seems like it. it's pretty creepy all those targeted ads that pop up in your
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feed. what's really going on here? this morning, we're getting answers and showing you how to protect your privacy. >> it's probably happened to you. you're in the market for new sunglass sunglasses. then suddenly, weirdly, you see an ad for sunglasses on instagram. you've been talking about taking a vacation. then lo and behold, an ad for a hotel nearby there appears in your feed. here's the question. are facebook and instagram listening to you? no. >> what's really going on here then? >> facebook is able to build a profile on you. every time you click on an ad or like something, even things not directly related to facebook have partnerships with facebook. >> it looks like a targeted ad because we're listening. you were saying there's a way to find out what facebook knows about you. >> it's really simple. watch. >> i have my facebook page. go to settings. you can click on ads.
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when it comes to ads, it starts bringing up, your interests. >> it's everything. business and industry, news and entertainment, hobby and activities. travel places and events. >> it's really accurate. >> why then do social media apps like facebook and instagram have a microphone setting at all? it's because you need a microphone for some features. like making and posting videos. >> for people like me really paranoid, though, jim showed me a little trick. if you're paranoid, you say they're not listening. here's something you can do. come on over here. let me show you here. come to the settings on your iphone for example. go down to the app like this. if you want to show the microphone on facebook. look how the microphone is on. i shut the microphone off and boom, paranoid me, we're good. >> solving the problem. >> it's not just social media. many think shopping apps are trapping you too. it's called geo fencing.
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mapping your gps location. they send you discounts or coupons luring you in. so the question, can stores track your location? yes. >> we install apps. we hit agree, agree, agree. that's giving apps permissions to a lot of things, including for example your location. >> how do we shut it off? >> it's really simple. >> walk me through it. >> go to settings. >> settings, go down to privacy. then you go to location services. right on top. location services. find the app for whatever retailer you have concerns about. >> walgreens for example. they're following me. i've given them permission to do that. you have the choices while using the app or never. you can click never and you're ready to go. >> but your phone isn't the only device watching you. recent headlines that your smart tv may be monitoring you too. can your tv really track what you're watching? yes.
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>> when you installed your tv set, odds are you enabled it to track everything you're watching and you didn't realize it. >> there must be a way to shut off the tracking. >> every tv is different. >> settings. preference and come over to setup. privacy policy. this is important. that's really what you're looking for on any tv. you'll see there's a lot of writing. >> what is it saying? >> it's summing up, hey, we can monitor everything you watch and you give us permission to do this. >> if you disagree, note what it says here. if you disagree, you're not going to be able to have access to internet content or internet applications. which is the most important part of your tv. >> that's why we love our smart tvs. some you lose no functionality. on my smart tv at home, it gave me a warning that some applications would work, others not fully. check your own tv to know what
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you could lose. there's a lot going on, a lot of tips you gave. if you missed any of them, go to today.com/rossen reports. we have a step by step instructional thing on how to do it. >> if a dress i like happens to pop up on my feed, it's because i've shopped for it before or what? >> the misconception, didn't go on facebook for that. even on a regular url or some other app, you may have given it permission to interact with facebook. >> right. >> dress you don't like. i like you all over the intersportsnet. >> what's the dress that jeff likes? >> it's a regular saturday. >> al roker, over to you. >> let's take a quick look at your weather across the country. we've got hot and dry weather in the pacific northwest. downpours up and down the east good morning.
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lot of fog sitting right over the golden gate bridge, and we can barely see anything there today. there will be some mist and drizzle, low cloud for the coast and also in the city. with the clear skies, inland, it's going to heat up fast, we're looking at upper 80s for san jose and upper 90s in antioch and martinez. 92 in napa and palo alto, expect a high of 84 degrees. as you head out the door, don't forget take us with you today show radio sirius 108, today 1:00 p.m. off the rails with dylan and sheinelle. we're live on facebook live so you can watch us and listen at the same time. >> they will be watching you. >> just like jeff rossen reports. >> okay, thanks. we all love our jobs but carson in the orange room with new position that is sound ideal. >> mattress firm, nationwide search for first ever snooze turn. the company is looking for a
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professional napper. somebody who is going to test out their beds and post about it on social media. dream job. the application site says, we are searching for someone who can put their rest to the test. if you think you're a slumber star, apply to sleep on the job. some of the snooze qualifications say you have to be proficient in napping regardless of the time of day. passionate about sleep and comfort. social media users obviously chiming in. lisa saying, i have been training for this my whole life. thomas adds i could fill this role easily. i have references. jennifer posts, this is what dreams are made of. mattress firm says they are going to post videos of final three snooze turn applicants. people will be able to vote for their favorites. all applicants available to start snoozing at the company's bed quarters in houston. can you guys sleep on queue like that? >> no. i like to nap but conditions have to be perfect.
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i don't think i'd be good. >> sleep on a plane but i don't know about that. >> late for your first day of work because you overslept. >> snooze-tern. >> "pop start" for us. >> a lot of friends will apply for that job. start with reese witherspoon as part of the actress's shine on with reese series. we get to see her raid dolly parton's closet. it goes exactly the way witherspoon has imagined it. >> oh, my gosh, dolly. >> that's okay. that happens all the time. >> you come in my house and tear up my stuff. >> i'm sorry. your original costumes. i always imagined dolly parton's closet opens and sequins come flying out. >> it did. >> fun fact -- godmother of -- >> miley cyrus. >> the first guest on witherspoon's docuseries which
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focuses on female trail plafrs. shine on with reese appears today for directv and u-verse. up next, the crown season two. the last we'll see of her. a time jump, back to the 1970s. now netflix has provided first look of olivia coleman as the queen in the photo we see her as the middle aged monarch having some tea. nice shot there. season three of "the crown" on netflix in 2019. jennifer garner loves to post cooking videos sharing home made recipes with millions of followers. this past weekend she got to play the role of fan spending the day with ina garten. schett to look at her new cookbook. they didn't mention the reason for the meeting, maybe a new cookbook but they didn't tell.
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the story behind one model's unexpected accessory on the runway. kristen dahlgren here with that. >> good morning, guys. the model is a mom first, so when duty called she strutted her stuff while breastfeeding her five-month-old daughter. people are loving it. >> fashion forward and forward thinking. model mara martin made a splash at this week's miami swim week breastfeeding her baby while strutting her stuff on the catwalk. >> she was getting a little hungry. it was her dinnertime because the show kept getting pushed back. >> mara was holding her baby and nursing her. i was like, you want to just nurse when you walk down the runway? she was like, i would love to do that. >> the 30-year-old model walked the swimwear show in a metallic gold one-shoulder bikini nursing her five-month-old daughter aria wearing noise canceling headphones and a diaper. >> honestly i didn't think twice about it because i do it every
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day. >> many people praising martin and "sports illustrated." before the show she uploaded an instagram with her baby. >> she was smiling. i could see in her smile she was so proud of me. >> the breastfeeding image drawing a wide range of comments. i'm really glad this mother is confident and responsible enough to feed her child regardless if you think it's icky. >> unbelievable. this is incredibly beautiful. >> tv producer shonda rhimes tweeting, love this. it's not the first time fashion world celebrated motherhood. three years ago dolce and gabanna dedicated ready to wear for moms. the spring show cast a woman pregnant. >> ang mom should be able to feed their baby when and how they want to feed them and it shouldn't ab topic of discussion. >> she posted on instagram she wants to normalize breastfeeding and posted women can do it all. >> i'm grateful to be part of it and they chose me to represent a
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mom, which is exactly who i am. >> she was part of a contest. they also had models up to size 24. "sports illustrated" trying to show all types of beauty. >> a baby has got to eat. >> just ahead, no school, no problem. fun apps and gadgets to slow your kids summer slide. >> plus a grilling lesson to make sure your burger night is coming just right. coming up after your local news.
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one of the bay area )s best known - and top rated restaurants .. will probably be good morning it's 8:26. one of the best known and top rated restaurants will probably be closed for at least a little while, this is after a fire left it heavily damaged. this is a video shows firefighters early this morning. it's an upscale restaurant located on village lane. the restaurant is a prestigious three-star michelin restaurant. meals start at nearly $300 a person. this is the same restaurant destroyed by a fire four years ago, but in this case firefighters say the damage is not as bad, but it is not yet clear how long it may take to repair. turning to your morning
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commute a look at what you can expect. >> we have gotten word they have repaired this issue on the peninsula. overall, typical slow south day commute. slow southbound 101 coming down towards third and now recovering, just repaired the situation and moved the crash off the roadway. typical slow from 101 to 92, all that interchange is reopened this morning. north 680 looking better. they must have cleared that crash in vargas. then your commute here recovering from lafayette. back to you. another local update for you coming up in 30 minutes.
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8:30 now it's a tuesday morning, 17th of july, 2018. out here on the plaza with some great fans. lots of folks enjoying this hot, steamy, steamy weather on the plaza. >> we're happy you're back. >> i'm happy to be back. what's going on? >> i've got the crowd moment today. >> do you. >> on a day like today it would be great to be out on a boat cruising. we have two folks, dustin and ava over here. you guys did the great loop. what's the great loop? >> it's a 6,000 mile journey through the intracoastal waterways of the united states.
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>> how long will it take. >> a year. >> we're in the middle. >> so you quit the job, saved the money? >> yes. >> what kind of boat. >> craft. >> that's amazing. when are you going to finish it up? >> november. >> just in time. >> where will you finish. >> kentucky. >> perfect place. congratulations. there you go, sailing all around the great loop, arrrrrgh. >> a band from illinois. thanks for coming. coming up, country meets pop. chris lane and tori kelly teamed up for a new song. it's climbing the charts and they are going to perform it live. >> sounds so good. something all parents worry about, keeping kids engaged during dog days of summer, brain drain. apps for all ages that will put their minds to work and put your mind at ease.
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>> also it's always a good morning when we get to fire up the grill. we're putting new spins on burgers, chef abdo is here. >> a new series teaching how to grill during the summer. >> let's check the weather. >> see what we have for you. start off today monsoonal moisture causing storms if the southwest. oppressive weather not just in the northeast but texas, hot and dry in the pacific northwest. severe storms northeast later today. tomorrow spectacular here in the great lakes and northeast. wet weather down through the golf course and florida. heavy rain through the central plains. scattered storms through the southwest. the heat continues in the good morning. the clouds that we're seeing out there right now will be clearing from the coast and parts of the inner bay and our high temperature in san jose will be heading up to 89 degrees, 95 today in concord.
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and 102 in yukia. san francisco stays at a cool 68 degrees. inland area will stay hot and then we'll feel an increase in humidity towards the end of the week on thursday, more clouds and then drying out for the weekend. that is your latest weather. don't forget you're going out the door, can you take us with you. go to "today" sirius xm channel 108. at 1:00 p.m. it's "off the rails" with sheinelle, dylan dryer, yours truly. we have phil rosenthal created everybody loves raymond and created a new show. we're going to talk to him. taking your calls. facebook live everywhere. now back inside to you guys. >> all right, al. are kids spending a summer break playing video games, watching random clips online and following people on social media. why not give them other options fun but educational as well.
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mario host of the show, good morning. a bunch of apps fun but use our minds. >> this important. 1.8 months are lost from summer learning from our kids. so this is really big. the first thing is go through apps. first one i have is big box, dragon box big numbers. this is an awesome app that does long addition and subtraction as well. as the kids solve problems they get to collect and trade items where they start to buy things, unlock worlds, buy houses. $7.99 for the app, kids tluf this. >> next. >> brain pop. lots of parents love brain pop. it's a favorite with parents and kids. over 1,000 topics with this ad. what's new you have creative coding. kids can learn how to code with some of the lessons. >> what are the ages. >> first was six to nine. this is for grades three through twelve. what's really great is it has movie making abilities. they can make brain pop movies about what they have actually
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learned. >> the next one is with languages, early lingo. >> early lingo language app. this is really great. each app only $3.99 to learn a language, six different languages from english to mandarin you can learn on this. interactive lessons, videos, tests, quizzes, all types of things to ensure your kid is learning the language. >> finally an app for older kids. >> high school and adults, it's different, online college courses. these are places like stanford, duke, yale. $29 to start for the classes. the app is free if you want tonight hans your career or seek some personal development. >> okay. that's what carson is doing right now. he's playing with robots. what's this about? >> talk about enhancing careers. this is wonder workshop. it's all about using robots to teach kids to code. on my ipad tab let i can launch this robot to draw. this is what's new. i don't want to hit you.
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carson, i'm sorry. what you can do, kids are learning problem solving, computational thinking, the basics of coding are all being lern learned by this. it's draggin drop coding. very simple what to do to adjust to make different shapes and designs. kids can imagine what they want, program the robot, and the robot delivers it. >> did you learn how to do it? >> i just made a whole code, a whole game. fortnite is over. >> a look over here. >> i'm very busy. >> this experiment, look at this, this is amazing. this is science kids for girls, specifically for girls. >> that's fun. >> made by two moms who are also scientists. the reason why they wanted to do this, when girls hit eighth grade, they start to lose confidence and competence in science. they want to create activity high. >> back off, you don't have your goggles on. >> we're doing a chemistry experiment right now. they have a workbook with 19
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different experiments you can do. we're mixing sodium bicarbonate with citric acid and that's creating a chemical reaction. kids get to learn different things. >> that's fun. under the circumstances a payoff with the colorful foam. >> it's "today" show. >> mario, thank you so much. coming up next new recipes for ultimate burger night. grilling it up two different ways. but rst this is "today" onfi may the rest of our lives... be the best of our lives. let's get the party started. ♪ there's a fire within my soul ♪ drum roll. my soulmate may actually be carbs. mine must be wine. yeah! ♪ mamma mia, now i really know ♪ my my, i should not have let you go ♪ you should go. and do everything i would do. nearly everything. ♪ mamma mia well obviously we're doing this. rated pg-13. whoa!
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we are back on the plaza with "today" food. this morning our friends at craftsy and nbc universal company are relaunching their subscription service as blueprint, a lifestyle learning platform. check it out. we're all familiar with craftsy, they are launching a sup description streaming service, it will focus on lifestyle learning to help turn inspiration into action.
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with blue print our online learning partnership continues. that means >> forecast calls for sunny skies and a hot grill. time for you to start cooking. for this online class i'm grilling with chef matt abdoo, a new york restaurateur with barbecue in his blood. >> here we are at pig peach. ? goe wan us, brooklyn. >> an instructor for bluprint and will be leading online lessons as we teach you how to become a grill master. >> screaming to me summertime. >> summertime! >> oh, my goodness. >> here is a sneak peek. >> that's right. we're going to make some burgers. >> but we're going to do special burger, my asian inspired burger with nice asian slaw. i wanted to make it light but have some juiciness. so i'm taking a pound of ground turkey and a pound of ground pork for a little more flavor and a little more moisture. >> i really like how you jump it up. what's the first thing, get right in. >> get right in there. >> i remember growing up my dad
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would have three-legged things and get briquettes, put a half a can of lighter fluid. >> that's worse. >> step back. >> that's national lampoon disaster. >> fireball was visible from the space station. >> the flavor it imparts on food is horrible. find a good charcoal starter, get them hot first. >> used to say, i love it when a plan comes together. we're going to have much more how to watch the two of us in action. right now matt abdoo, my pal, is going to show us how easy to make fantastic burgers. ready to go? >> let's do it. >> turkey pork burgers. >> start with slaw. to save time prepackaged. >> great job. >> this has different colors of cabbage, scallions and carrots, ginger, all kinds of neat stuff, apple. basically to make your dressing you're going to take have
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vinegar. we've got beautiful sesame oil, peanut oil, some lemon juice, some sugar, salt, pepper, some ginger, garlic, whisk them all together. this sets up even better once you put it in the frig. >> brings out flavors of cole slaw. >> put that together, pour it in and mix. >> good old mix. >> you've got a little green apple to go in there, too. i love that, sweet and tart. >> a little cilantro, put it all together and it's a beautiful thing. now let's move to the burger. >> beautiful turkey meat and pork. ginger scallion. mix it all together. >> the beautiful thing, a lot of times folks in our lives want us to eat more healthy. you've got turkey but you hide the pork in there, it's the same color. they have no idea. >> pork has flavor and moisture and also leaner than most ground beef and even chicken thighs.
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it's healthy, too. >> making the patty, your fastidious about the edges. why. >> you have to make sure they are smooth because if they broken on the grill, they will fall apart and crumble. >> what do our tasters think? >> delicious. >> cooking on the grill now. >> how long each side for your turkey pork. >> more about the temp, probably a burger 4 ounces, this thick, two to three minutes a side. once you start to see it bubble on the top, a good time to flip. see the char. that's good flavor there. >> for traditional i like brisket but you've kicked it up a notch. >> yes, sir. a brisket short rib biggeurger. >> this our famous pig beach burger we do. >> on the kiwanis canal, it's spectacular. >> so much fun there, we love having you guys. first thing we want to do season with salt and pepper first. very important.
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get all that flavor, delicious meat there. put it on the grill. you want it super, super hot. with a burger this thin, it's only a minute, minute and a half each side. you want it to be super hot to get a good char on the one side to bring out the flavor. >> you say the burger will tell you when to flip it. >> it will tell you when to flip. >> if it's stuck and not moving it's not ready. give it another minute. when you see juices bubble up on the top side that's a great sign. flip, nice toss, back on the grill. at this point you put a piece of cheese on it. >> what kind of cheese to you like? >> simple white american cheese, perfect for burger, classic bugger. by the time it's melted on the burger it's ready to come off and we're ready to assemble it. >> what's the mistake people make with burgers. >> they don't let them rest enough. after it's off the grill, it's important to let them sit for a minute so juices don't sog out your bun. bread to meat ratio is important. if you don't give it enough time it will get your burger soggy. the way we build our burgers at
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pig beach we put sauce on the bottom, pickles, patty on top. another little dollop of sauce on top so it gets all juicy. this is our pig beach burger sauce. ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue mustard, chopped pickles and shallots. what do you think? >> it's so good. brisket rib. how do you make this beer. this is delicious. >> this beer is an incredible project, an ipa we sell at pig beach we partner with them and sell tons in cans and on top. >> didn't expect that answer. it's delicious. >> awesome. >> matt, thank you so much. >> go on the road. >> we're going on the road. >> let's do it. >> this guy done and done. >> for these recipes and more head to today.com/food. if you want the class, what you get when you buy a subscription check out my bluprint, leave off the e. for two days only, sign up for a free sneak peek
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plus a downloadable cookbook with all our recipes. >> yes, sir. >> just ahead country star chris lane, pop star tori kelly teaming up for a new hit song. they are going to perform it live. but first this is "today" on ♪
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chris lane's star has been rising every since he burst onto the scene with number one smash hit "fix." he just released his sophomore album, "laps around the sun." this morning, i still can't believe this, chris. this is your "today" show debut. >> it is, my "today" show debut. >> how do you feel today? >> gosh, it's an honor to be here, i'm so dpited. my mom and dad and grandma and dog ruddy are at home watching
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now. >> would you like to say hi to rudy. >> rudy, what's up, fella? >> tell us about this song. >> i wanted a song that would connect with people, a good summer vibe. >> it's a great song. joining you with this song is tori kelly, standing here off camera. you're going to sing along. >> she's going to sing along. >> queen t. >> queen t in the house. >> take it away, chris. >> thank you. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you're the kindergarten i wanna take a ride with sit by on friday night in the stadium lights side by side all the ladies like, yeah, she's doing fine ♪ ♪ everybody from the bleachers they all going to want to meet
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you from my teachers to my preacher my little crowd pleaser parading with you feeling home coming cool ♪ ♪ i wanna drive real slow. >> down a no lane road to a house on the hill where wild things grow you're wake up in paneling nas not a trace of makeup on ya ♪ ♪ you're a help her fix it, having breakfast with my momma you take back home home home girl ♪ ♪ home home girl. >> take back home home, home girl home, home, home girl. >> you're a tack back home girl ♪ ♪ you're a take back home girl ♪ down home home grown found on good ground soul ♪ ♪ that down home home grown found on good ground soul ♪
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♪ you're a drive real slow down a no lane road ♪ ♪ to a house on a hill where the wild things grow ♪ ♪ you wake up in pajamas not a trace of makeup on ya ♪ ♪ you're a help her fix it having breakfast with my momma ♪ ♪ you're a take back home girl ♪ take back home home home girl ♪ ♪ home grown home girl >> you're a take back you're a take back ♪ you're a take back home girl ♪ ♪ you're a take back home >> yes! this is all meant to be right
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here. chris, congrats. >> thank you very much. >> tori, you were awesome. we'll be back. that new album, "laps around the soul." >>i )m - -...
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a man accused of using his good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. a man accused of using his ride share gig as a front to sexually assault women is due in court today. authorities say the san mateo man last week they arrested 37-year-old orlando lonzo. investigators say he would wait outside of bars targeting women looking for their ride share cars. he's accused in four violent
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attacks. also today, a man who admitted to robbing an elderly woman who later died from her injuries may have his charges elevated today. prosecutors say they are expected to charge otto with murder. this is after the death of 93-year-old ann peterson in may. he admitted to knocking her dune during a robbery in concord and she died. we'll have a live report in our midday newscast. you can also look for those updates on our twitter feed. fire damaged one of the bay areas top rated restaurants south bay's which is a michelin three-star restaurant. that restaurant will not open today and get the full story of this and imagies on our home page. i'm marcus washington. rock causr
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damage. but one east bay man )s insurane company - wouldn )t pay. the lesson we all can learn. plus - all the big headlines from overnight. and other (new ( stories to stt your day. )today in the bay ) - 4:30 to .
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good morning,e everyone. welcome to the show. i'm megyn kelly. we begin with an important warning for parents. a teenager from florida had a severe peanut allergy. you know somebody with th, an allergy to peanuts. the 15-year-old made a tragic mistake weeks ago and the results were dire. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk explains. watch this.

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