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>> low air quality leading to some flight delayless at sfo this morning. look at the sun's arrival this morning, all that smoke to choke through. >> our new normal for now. more coming up at 11:00. good morning. breaking nowhere, wild your honor out of control a deadly. thousands of homes and buils destroyed. tens of thousands forced to for their lives. >> we have got to get out here. >>we're live with the latest. gone too soon. they're honoring the fallen. young instant at a es college ni california. this morning, the moving and the people who also nlts qgente survive,
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massacre. >> msacre never de las thou calling my parents again li did. >> just ahead learning nuevo about esta ll. motive. los motivo s. y taking on michelle obama slamming the president dama in new her en sus memorias cr criticizing campaña his e w and con whattra she las sa put dijo her children's y p risk. those stories, plus overnight, australia of a knife wieldi man attacking people in the street after fire. the strict new being concern over teens and vapin and >> oh, there >> simone history at championships, and she's with today, friday,
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2018. from nbc news, with live from studio >> goodmorning, it's 7:00 a.m. coast. thank you for being with usa friday morning. in a moment we will tell w they are being honored. we are going to begin the deadly across threatening están the shooting o currió this esta ma morningñana te homes threatened. o hogares án massive bajo amenazaevacuati this ev acuandohour. a la nbc gente is in ab ventura latest. good morning. >> reporter: yeah.c good you can these pueden ver como this is the el this la q the q
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kardashian. >> they are evacuating ever right now from all of our . >> and in we are pa hearing thatp tr beend peopleadis thatdeadisea lives. ngts que at this ha point, we don't w many fatalities because fire officials say it is too unsa to go in and see what exa has been per damaged there many fatalities there may be. down here indido la vida there are 75,000 structures, homes and, hay buildings esw being back que to ahora están m >> thank you so g noweligro. to the other we're following in californi this rampage estamos con at that western res tataurante que an emotional vigil was heldt night honoring the 12 peopl killed. dos personas que investigators mu arerieron y piece together clues about the gunman sobre and his el ats we good miguel morning. >> reporter: good. investigators are
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focus inverstigador todayes fl 28-year-old who with his mother. what they don't have motive. >> as gunshots ripped out the dance floor at the borderline were thousand oaks. >> we we need >> the shooter 28-year-old ian david long walked into the nightclub o college night wearing dressed in black word >> we gunshots. a lot of gunshots. >> this the marine corps armed with a legally glock 21 like this one, usina modified clip ammunition, california. a machine gunner rising to rank of corporal long
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nine honorably discharged in 2013. >> >> a for two may have impacted didn't see any >> he never showed those s to but then again, i'm not a psychologist. >> neighbors say the unassuming and quiet. >> just his mom. he wouldn't house that much. when i did would waive at him. he >> police have not how long was killed or his motive. minutes investigators combing through his and >> looking for would why he might do >> this is not the authorities say they long, back in to a he was somewhat irate,
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little >> in the police say long murdered including a 29-year months from retirement who stormed the gunfire. the city fallen officer with motorcade. inside the club, college students had gathered. this video shooting. then as gunfire broke haunting images dove for cover. >> why would someone come o someplace where people come to have fun? >> answers that may forever elude investigators as they piece together the life of gunman who lives. >> reporter: overnight investigators gotten no as a matter of fact, the sherf told me that, vegas massacre, have an answer to the moti here.
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getting those answers may n come. back to you in >> starting us authorities say even lives could have been not for the brave those natalie morales the the good morning. >> it was college night, as you heard at grill. many of the their early 20 some there celebrating births and good out with their friends out dancing. but now this community is mourning the ls of so many they ♪ >> a community >> the healing >> these of wednesday night. victims shooting >> all my friends were ther. as of right
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two that passedaway. >> was killed. >> my oh, son, i love >> her kind, respectful. 23-year-old justin meek borderline with friends say he saved her and several shot and shawn family members say he tried disarm the gunman before he shot. he sons. authorities say it been worse when sergeant ran inside. >> anything
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>> three people were also t that country music las vegas last worst mass history. >> that's a parent should have to get, lt alone twice. >> daniel also shootings. >> i and i was >> you know those >> yeah. >> do you survived? >> yeah. definitely. unfortunately, it prepared m for >> shooting, too, escape the his america. >> i am not going this kid because he's got parents. he's got parents that are grieving, too. and i feel sorry for them well. >> so many changed. 12 innocent soon. >> i made it
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but for those that didn't, just like -- it really breaks >> so natalie. you were with a lot of th victims. what sense are you them? >> as you the survivors in the massacre and now borderline shooting. they say considered their family. it was their it is where after the vegas but so many people said the not going to let this from going back. they're going they love so much and goink to this borderline again, we saw with the vegas shoot there. it is this feeling that this community thousand oaks is going to back from this stronger for >> allright. natalie, thank you. >> thank you, natalie. craig is joining us th morning with another story. good friday to you.
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if you thought the midtermse ov que lasagain. tight new selecciones scrutinyemos this nuevo morn of escrutinio sobrerecounts morgan se está a is in atlane is neviend yendo controversy the >> reporter: nueva that'srighn in fact, there are three maj and historic races hanging the balance this ttroversia florida. and million those states are morning anxiously waiting to find out who their will be. three days after and the over in florida. >> unethical liberals try to this election. >> republican candidate rick scott finally a lawsuit late thursday asking for an investigation into the ongoing ballot counts that had tightened his election night lead in the florida senate race and blasting democrats who he says are trying to steal the election.
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>> the left wing activists in the country have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere. >> too close to call on tuesday night. but as more votes were processed, scott's lead fell below 0.5%, which could trigger a recount. >> every person in florida knows exactly what is happening. >> scott, eluding to the now infamous hanging chad scenario of the 2000 presidential election when all eyes were on florida, the state ultimately deciding the winner weeks after the polls closed with george bush winning by just 537 votes. >> hey, everybody. it's andrew gillum here. >> but wait. it is not just the florida state race. democratic candidate for governor, andrew gillum releasing this video on facebook thursday while votes are still being counted and margins appear to be tightening slightly. >> in spite of the fact that we're a little bit down in the
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numbers, we're hopeful that every single vote will be counted in this race. >> no official recount is underway. nbc news has labeled his opponent republican ron desantis the apparent winner in that case. >> let's count every vote and let's bring it home. take care, everybody. >> another contentious governor's race still too close to call happening right here in georgia. that's between brian kemp and stacey abrams. voters are experiencing this roller coaster of emotions. craig? >> thank you. also this morning, former first lady michelle obama is taking on president trump in new le leaked excerpts. peter alexander is at the white house. what is she saying. >> reporter: the early reviews of her mémoire call it
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surprisingly candid as she weaves it into the narrative of our nation's history. in her much anticipated mémoire, former first lady michelle obama opens up about her years in the white house. according to excerpts from the book obtained by the washington post and the associated press, the former first lady writes everything about growing up in chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming the country's first black first lady. but the book is also getting attention for her criticism of her husband's successor, president trump. questioning her husband's citizenship. she blasts mr. trump writing the whole thing was crazy and mean spirited, of course. it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wing nuts and cooks. what if someone with an unstable mind went to washington and went looking for our girls? donald trump with his loud and
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reckless innuendos was putting my family at risk. and for this, i would never forgive him. mr. trump's announcement of his presidential run in 2015, ms. obama says she assumed mr. trump was just grand standing. she also criticizes mr. trump for his debate behavior toward hillary clinton. she refers to trump trying to stalk clinton by following her around the stage and trying to diminish her presence and rails against him for the 2005 access hollywood tape. >> my body buzzed with fury after hearing that tape. michelle obama has long said she has no interest in running for office, despite renewed attention after selling out arenas on her new book tour. recently addressing the ftopic f a 2020 run here on today. >> you have been asked would you ever run for elected office and you always say no way. but have you ever been asked why not?
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>> i have never wanted to be a politician. you know, and it's one of those things that nothing has changed in me to make me want to run for elected office. i want to serve. i want to do work. i want to be out there. but there is so many ways to make an impact. politics is just not my thing. >> mrs. obama's mémoire is powerful and personal. she shares intimate details for the first time, revealing that she and her husband had strubl getting pregnant, that she had a suffered a miscarriage and both daughters were concealed through in vitro. >> it is interesting having covered her so many years. she said i'm strategic about when to speak out. but now she's out of the white house. she's writing a book, and it sounds like she's going to say whatever is on her mind. >> not guarding it anymore. >> let's get our first check of the weather.
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that's not al roker. >> we are going to see a rainy late day into tonight, especially in the northeast where we have people under flood watches. this is the storm system. it is not producing severe weather, but it is producing pockets of heavier rain. you can see those across western virginia into central tennessee. we also have some light to moderate snow in and around the great lakes. it is just a cold front. but we will see rounds of heavy rain. there are a lot of leaves on the ground that could clog the drains. that's why we could see additional flooding as this water has nowhere to go sometimes. winds pick up out of the northwe northwest. still very wild at this time, so this will kick in that lake effect snow. how much? we can see a wild spread three to six inches. could pick up closer to eight. so we're getting into that season where snowstorms will be an issue.
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as for rain, we could see up to three inches. that's a look at weather across the country. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do have still have a smoke advisory in effect for the bay area. it will be unhealthy to be outside today. you should limit your time out there, or wear a mask. in the south bay, air quality will be moderate, and that continues as we go throughout the day. our temperatures will reach into the low to mid-70s for our imland areas, and some upper 60s for the coast. still smoky skies throughout the
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weekend, even as winds council da -- calm down and highs in the mid-70s through sunday. >> just ahead, new crack down on e-cigarettes. what the government is ready to do to stop the alarming rise of vaping by teens. sfx: squeak
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we )re following breaking news: a very good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia. lot of breaking news we're following this morning. three major fires burning across our state. in southern california, the entire city of malibu is being evacuated. that is in addition to the 75,000 other homes under evacuation orders in ventura and l.a. county. first is the woolsey fire, 8,000 acres burned there so far. there is a second fire burning in that area called the hill fire. in the northern part of the state in butte county, the entire town of paradise and the city of chico are under evacuation. hundreds of homes have burned, as well as schools and churches.
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that fire is the one that's blowing smoke into the bay area, causing very poor air quality. santa rosa city schools, in fact, will be closed today due to the issue. take a look at you head out the door. you can smell the smoke. we check in with kari, it's concerning. >> it is very concerning. you want to limit your time outside, and we look at the temperatures, where we drop well below freezing in santa rosa, it is only 29 degrees, while 63 at half moon bay and 43 in san jose and we're also going to see a wide range in temperatures as we go throughout the afternoon, as the smoke lingers all across the bay area. let's get an update on the commute now from mike. >> locally we're doing all right. north 101 recovering from a crash, motorcycle involved there. no major injuries reported. scattered friday light commute, perhaps extra light at the san mateo bridge. earlier crash west 80 approaching appian way, the area
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is clearing, and slow toward the richmond to san rafael bridge. >> thank you very much. another local news in half an hour. talk to you then.
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♪ ♪ ♪ the holidays begin here at the disneyland resort.
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back, now, 7:30, with iconic radio city music hall across the street from us in new york. it is opening day for the beloved christmas spectacular. and members of the rockettes will be here with a sneak peek of the show. do your kids like to go? >> they love it. every year, i try to do a high kick. and it gets higher every year. >> maybe this year. let's get today's headlines. we start with the wildfires burning out of control in california. in butte county, thousands of structures were destroyed in paradise. the campfire decimating that
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community in a single day. more than 20,000 acres are burned so far, as thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes. in southern california, a fire grew to 8,000 acres north of los angeles. 30,000 homes are threatened by those fires. breaking overnight, frightening moments in australia, when a man went on a stabbing rampage on the busy streets of melbourne was caught on camera. you see a man wielding a knife at officers. a man emerged from a burning pickup truck, stabbed three bystanders. police shot and killed the suspect. they are treating it as an act of terrorism. o1 person has died, 160 others sickened, due to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. the cdc has not recommended that people avoid turkey. but the cdc believes that outbreak is widespread and ongoing. with thanksgiving approaching,
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reminding folks to properly cook and handle their turkey. look who is with us, gymnastics superstar, simone biles. fresh off her performance at the world championships. we're going to chat with simone in a moment. first, here's a look at what she's up to lately. if you watch simone biles, you're often watching history unfold. >> just proved to everybody why she is the best in the world. >> reporter: just last week, she became the world's most decor e decorated female gymnast. and the first in 31 years to medal in every event at the world championships. >> she is dealing with a kidney stone. >> reporter: less than 24 hours earlier, simone was laying in a hospital bed. but she persevered. >> when i'm tawalking or doing stretches, i'm in a bit of pain. adrenaline helps.
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>> reporter: adrenaline, sure. but also talent. hard work. >> tremendous. >> reporter: -- and resilience. she routinely astupid stounds u. >> what grit, right? >> i could watch her all day and i just might. >> reporter: she couldn't take pain medication because of doping rules. despite a slip here and there, she dominated. >> she is so tough on herself. she will come back even stronger. >> reporter: strength is a word now synonymous with simone. she is manage tamong the hundre girls that have leveled allegations against disgraced team doctor larry nassar. he will likely die in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex crime charges. >> he took a part of me that i can't get back. i'm still working on that part. it's very hard. >> reporter: still, she has been able to inspire. simone skyrocketed to fame
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during the 2016 summer olympics in rio de janeiro. where she won four gold medals and a bronze, as part of the final five team. up next, tokyo 2020, and this wonder woman has already set the stage for even more history. oh, we are so happy. we have miss simone biles with us this morning. hi, honey. how are you? >> i'm good. how are you guys? >> we have to know how you're feeling. we knew you were competing at worlds. we found out you were doing it with a kidney stone. hello? did you get it treated? are you okay now? >> yes. i went to the doctor and i go back in six weeks to do, like, some contrast scanning and all that, to see it. as of now, i'm not too much pain. i'm back in the gym training. so, it was just kind of crazy. >> well, i mean, simone, i feel like i say it every time you're here, are you human? now, you're having this historic performance, while you're in pain.
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i just -- how do you do it? is it that you set it aside and you ignore it? or you get the adrenaline pumping? how are you able to perform at that level when you are actually struggling with pain of any kind? >> well, for both of the situations, i feel like adrenaline definitely helped. on the other hand, i tried to set it aside. but then again, it almost becomes normalized after the couple weeks of training that we had. i feel like i started to get used to the pain and learned how to, like, just tune it out. >> it's funny. at the worlds, you called this a rough performance. the rest of us called it amazing. anyway, when you feel you are having not your favorite day, how do you psych yourself out of that? i'm the kind of person, if i make a mistake, i keep making mistakes i can't pull back. how do you get your head in the right space? >> yeah. it wasn't easy. and it was definitely hard and going into those events, i was
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like, how am i going to mess up again? i really tried to turn the page and be like, you have to rely on training here and get up there and do your best performance. it's been a while since i've been on the big stage. i think that's what shook me a little bit. hopefully i get better. and next worlds, it will be smoother. >> smoother. but you did medal in every category. what goals do you set for yourself now, simone? you are kind of shattering every record you can shatter. >> yes. i want to be more consistent on those events and put up better scores for myself and for the team. those weren't my best performances. so, i was a little disappointed. >> you know, one of the things, simone, that we've been following kind of in the news here, is that the u.s. olympic committee decided to strip all of the power away from usa gymnastics. you and aly are sort of faces of gymnastics. do you figure, in your mind, how
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this whole thing ends up getting resolved? >> i definitely think they need to take initiative. but i think it's a start in the right direction. but then again, we need a strong leader for the head of our company. i think it goes from there. but all we can do is sit down and watch and hope for the best. >> absolutely. what you need to be doing is thinking about gymnastics. i know you are. but what are you doing for fun these days? we like to find out what's happening in your life. >> yes. so, right now, i'm back to training. but next week, i go on vacation with my boyfriend. >> oh, my god. >> i'm excited about that. it will be a good time to get away from the gym but get back into it once we come back and train for the upcoming year. >> by the way, you are the cutest, you and that cute boyfriend of yours, right? >> yes, thank you. >> simone, thank you. we love chatting with you. >> we do.
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>> we will be talking to you a lot more. >> i was just looking on my page. i thought it was 720 -- you got a little time. we'll be looking for you, simone. have a great vacation. we're rooting for you, at always. >> thanks, honey. >> bye-bye. let's get a check of the weather. dylan is in for al. >> good morning, again. it's going to get chilly, especially this morning, tomorrow morning, sunday morning. we have freeze watches, freeze warnings that extend all the way down south. temperatures, right now, 40 in little rock, 33 in springfield, missouri. we have 37 in tulsa. and it son-in-law goiis only go colder. got this dip below average. rapid city, a high temperature of 23 degrees. minneapolis, light snow, 24. saturday, we're looking at a 34-degree high in chicago. knoxville, tennessee, 44. as we go through next week, temperatures get as cold as 37 degrees for a high in oklahoma
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. smoky across the bay area today, and it will be unhealthy to be out there, especially for long periods of time. high temperature also reach into the low 70s for the north bay, and 69 degrees in san francisco. oakland reaching 72, and 76 degrees in san jose. our seven-day forecast for the weekend keeps it dry and light winds, but our high fire danger may return as early as late saturday evening. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. still ahead, who would lose phones on purpose? jeff rossen, of course. our "rossen reports" team testing out a trick that could help you get back your lost phone. and the miracle baby joining dwyane wade and gabrielle union's family. and a revealing look at the man who one day will be king. what prince charles is saying about her future. first, though, the tough,
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matter of time. with flavors lycopene ya cike i and mango, it's easy to see why teens would be into vaping. the new effort to end the alarming and growing trend of vaping among teens. a senior fda official tells nbc news, the agency plans to ban the sale of flavors, cartridge vaping products from stores across the country. >> teenagers will have a harder time getting ahold of it. >> reporter: public health experts point to the wide array of tempting flavors to reach a younger audience. an estimated 3 million high school students use the devices to get their fix. >> i liked the mint one for a while. and my friends are really into the mango pod. >> reporter: the fda official says, the fruit cany products w
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juul has said, we are committed to preventing underage use. we want to engage with fda, lawmakers, public held advocates and others to keep juul out of the hands of young people. but with a generation already addicted, the question now, can they quit? >> what happens to the teenagers that are hooked on nicotine and they can't get the cartridge cigarettes anymore? are they going to transition to cigarettes in general? >> reporter: two flavors that won't be affected, is menthol and mint, since menthol is allowed in traditional cigarettes. the official announcement will come next week and to expect more restrictions if there isn't a drastic drop in teen use. you heard dr. torres at the end talking about teens switching to cigarettes, right? >> that and it would be a gateway to the regular cigarettes. >> why not mint? i get menthol. >> i'm not sure. >> i thought menthol and mint were the same thing. but it's been a few years.
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invest with confidence. burning in that area called the "hill fire" in the northern part of the state.... in butte county: the entire town of paradise and the city of chico are under evacation.. good friday morning. we are still under a microclimate weather alert because of the poor air quality and smoke that continues to drift over the bay area. live look over san francisco. smoke advisory in effect through 10:00 this evening. it will be unhealthy for children and the elderly to be outside or if you have breathing problems. in the south bay moderate air quality and we can see the smoke drifting into healdsburg as temperatures have been scold there and sunol the layer of smoke that lingers over the tri valley. our high temperatures in livermore will head up to about 70 degrees. 76 in san jose, and 74 in palo alto. oakland 72, and 74 in napa. and our seven-day forecast we are still going to have highs reaching into the it's is enlows
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in the 40s. >> a lighter volume for friday, but also before our holiday, a lot have monday off. we're looking at the south bay, things are slow northbound 101. the earlier crash cleared and another fender bender sees slowing there 60. quick look outside shows what kari is talking about with the air quality. this is not fog or smog. it is because of the butte county fires and watch highway 9 and a number of others through chi chico, they have traffic restrictions. back to you been. >> thank you, kari and mike. we're following breaking news, at least three major fires burning across the state. southern california the entire city of malibu is being evacuated. that is in addition to the other 75,000 homes under evacuation orders in ventura and l.a. county. first the woolsey fire and there's that second fire burning in the area called the hill fire. in the meantime in the northern part of our state in butte county, the entire town of
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, remembering the victims. ♪ amazing grace >> overnight, hundreds gathered to honor the innocent lives lost after a gunman opened fire at a california bar. >> my first born son. oh, son, i love you so much. >> this morning, what we're learning about the victims and incredible stories of heroism, as investigators work to figure out how and why it happened. we're there, live. plus, royal revelation. prince charles speaks out for the first time about the kind of king he would like to be. >> the idea is that i'm going to
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go on in exactly the same way. if i had to succeed, that's complete nonsense. >> as the monarch-to-be faces a major milestone, turning 70. >> and i spy. >> i lost my phone on the train? i'll come there now. and jeff rossen gives you a trick to get your iphone back if you lose it. but does it actually work? we're about to find out today, friday, november 9th, 2018. >> it's our trip from alabama. >> i'm celebrating my tenth birthday. >> today is my 40th birthday. >> today is our ten-year anniversa anniversary. >> america's national teenagers love the "today" show. >> from missouri. >> "today," i'm 40. >> we're celebrating 41 on "today." >> from san diego to meet savannah and hoda.
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>> cuties. >> halloween. >> i know. >> that's a good one. welcome back, everybody. it's a friday morning. got that friday feeling. cannot wait to get outside and say hello to some of the great folks out there. let's start with the news. it's 8:00. we begin with this week's deadly shooting rampage inside a california country bar. miguel almaguer has more about the shooter's path and mental elt issues. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. many remembering the 12 lives lost as investigators push forward on clues for answers. they still don't have a motive, but they say the gunman is a 28-year-old, ian david long. they said he walked into the bar and grill behind me and opened fire killing those 12 people late wednesday night. investigators say it could take them some time to piece together exactly what went wrong inside that nightclub.
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they could be back in the crime scene for several more days we're told. meantime we're learning more about the victims, including the sheriff's deputy, the 29-year veteran, one of the first officers in the door who was shot and killed. his family says his funeral will be in the coming days. as for some of the other victims, the youngest just 18 years old. one another survived the mass shooting in vegas but did not make it out of the shooting here in thousand oaks. desperate evacuations are under way after thousands try to outrun a new round of california wildfires. one entire town was incinerated in hours. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest on this one. >> reporter: good morning this is an eerie sight. you have an ambulance coming through here. emergency vehicles only. everything else is completely deserted. a while ago we saw the fire jump
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from this side to this side and it took off. that's towards malibu. you see the santa ana winds picking up from time to time. this is the situation right now in southern california where there are two fires burning within close proximity of each other. up north in northern california there's another fire near paradise, california, called the campfire. that has been even more catastrophic. that's a town of about 27,000 people. it sounds like much of that town has been completely destroyed. we saw yesterday there were reports of people that were stuck in gridlock, having to get out of their cars because there was fire all around them and then they would take off on foot trying to find shelter. firefighters had to clear the roads. they were bulldozing the cars right off the road. obviously that's something they want to prevent from happening down here in southern california, the roadways, at least the 101 here is completely clear if more people need to evacuate. but 75,000 buildings, homes,
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structures here in southern california are now being threatened by these two fires. guys, back to you. >> gadi, thank you so much. a federal grand jury las indicted the captain of the tourist duck boat that sank in branson, missouri, killing 17 people. he's accused of misconduct and negligence. the duck boat went down during a storm. among the victims, nine members of the same indiana family. prosecutors say he failed to return to shore even when wind speeds reached twice the legal limit. they also say he failed to tell passengers to put on their life vests. mckee could face up to ten years in prison. a key legal victory for so-called dreamers. a u.s. appeals court docked president trump from repealing a program that sheemds undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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item rarely keeps the deferred action for childhood arrivals in place. the fate so far protected 7,000 young immigrants. if you have kids at home, you know the struggle can be real. how does it go for new orleans saints superstar, quarterback dru brees and his family. >> of course. of course. >> drew posted the late-night shenanigans on instagram. look what happens. my wife has them ready for bed and look what happens. dad walks in the door and gets them all worked up again. i think i'm seeing future saints in that group, right? >> good catches there. rile them up, they conk out. >> or they stay riled up and you can't get them to sleep. coming up, prince charles
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(vocalizing) (dad, over phone) just like that? (vocalizing continues) back, now, at 8:11, focusing on a key member of the royal family for today's talk. >> ahead of his 70th birthday, prince charles showing the world a new side of himself. keir simmons, all things royal all the time. >> can i tell you how stunning this is? we british, we don't get emotional. we don't talk about our emotions. the royal family rarely let the cameras in. they don't like being too open. and yet, prince charles opening up in a way you'll have never seen before. on the biggest public stage, a very personal moment. prince charles, stepping in at the last minute, leading his future daughter-in-law, meghan,
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down the aisle at his son's wedding. >> he knew it was coming. he said, yes, of course. i'll do whatever meghan needs and i'm here to support you. >> seeing my husband actually take the bride's mother by the hand to sign the registry, that's something that moved everybody. >> reporter: gestures typical of a kind and thoughtful prince of wales, says loved ones. >> it's the thing behind the scenes that people don't know about. >> reporter: charles has been known for expressing strong views on causes close to his heart. climbed change, pollution, farming and architecture. how he advances those causes is sometimes subtle. remember when william and kate drove dad's aston martin at their wedding? he pushed engineers to run the car on bio fuel. >> they could run it on surplus english white wine. >> reporter: he's been more vocal than his predecessors.
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critics have called charles meddling. >> i thought it was motivating. but i've always been intrigued, if it's meddling, to worry about the inner cities as i did 40 years ago and what was happening or not happening there, and the conditions that people were living. if that's meddling, i'm proud of it. >> reporter: harry has learned from his father's example to speak out. >> he's done an amazing job. without tells us what we should be doing or the direction that we should go in. he's just let us learn from the job and learn from him and learn from mommy. >> reporter: but charles claims the controversial comments will not continue when he is monarch. >> no, it won't. i'm not that stupid. >> reporter: there are surprisingly unguarded moments. william expressing his hope that his dad will spend more time with the grandchildren. >> when he's there, he's brilliant. but we need him there as much as
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possible. >> he will get on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, making money funny noises. and my grandchildren adore him. absolutely adore him. >> he does need to slow down. this is a man who has a dinner ridiculously late at night. and then, goes to his desk later that night and will fall asleep on his notes, to the point of where he will wake up with a piece of paper stuck to his face. >> reporter: a documentary that depicts charles as personally warm and prepared for the challenges ahead, an aim, perhaps, prepare ting the publi for the day he is king. a lot of this is preparing britain for charles to be king, maybe reshaping his image. remember how badly damaged his image was with diana and all of those troubles. i'm going to say something, i'm going to go out on a limb. >> uh-oh. >> here we go. >> brace yourselves.
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>> unemotional brit. >> are you going to cry? >> we said that the queen would never step down. i think there's -- i'll give it a 1% possibility that maybe we would see at some point the queen back off. >> really? >> based on something? >> health or otherwise? >> just possibly -- you know, needs to rest more or whatever personal reason she'll have. and also, because charles has waited so long. >> yeah. >> he's waited so long to be the king. >> she's 92? she needs a break. >> when you said he was loosening up, i thought he was going to go by chuck or something. prince chuck. >> loosening up. >> now that he's king, i'm going to think of i'm like this. >> falling asleep on his papers. carson, you have "pop start"? >> i do. the first start with gabriel union and dwyane wade, the couple has welcomed a baby and posting on instagram.
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union opened up about the struggle to get pregnant in the past saying, we're sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived via surrogate. up next, more congratulations are in order, this time for meg ryan and john mellencamp. they have been together, dating on and off. yesterday, ryan took to instagram announcing they are engaged, sharing this sketch that is supposed to be meg and john there. >> all right. >> and confirm eed it with that caption. our congratulations goes to them. emily blunt gracing the december cover of "vogue" magazine, dressed in style as mary poppins. she took some time from promoting the movie and answered "vogue's" questions. but we were more impressed with her attempting a boston accent. >> i'm going to butcher it.
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good for you, joe, with your fancy questions and your "vogue" offices. >> not bad. that december issues of "vogue" hits newsstands on november 23rd. and finally, you might remember this one. we shared the video of a young fan battling cancer, dancing with pharrell on stage. her name is ellie and she got an opportunity to thank pharrell. well, ellen saw that video, and invited elie to come on. and she asked her, what did you say to pharrell in that moment? >> what did you say to him when you were up there? >> i said, hey, pharrell. can i have a second with you? and the girl in the front said, is she proposing? i'm like, girl, do you see a ring in this hand? and i said, thank you so much for letting me up on the stage. thank you so much. you are my inspiration.
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i love you. and have a great evening. >> girl, do you see a ring on this hand? she's only 9 years old, mature beyond her years. and iellen surprised ellie by bringing out pharrell himself. we encourage you to watch that later today. check your local listings. >> that melts you. >> that's your "pop start," today. >> double "morning boost." let's get the weather with miss dylan. >> this "sunday night football" weather is brought to you by verizon, the unlimited plan you need on the network you deserve. >> we are keeping a close eye out in california, where red flag warnings are posted through friday morning or through this morning, up near sacramento and this evening down through l.a.,
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where winds could gust up to 45 to 665 miles per hour. we'll get a brief break from the stronger winds on saturday, they kick right back up sunday and monday. so, this is going to be certainly a concern as we go into at least the beginning and middle of next week. elsewhere across the country, we have lake-effect snow that's trying to develop. it will continue, perhaps, accumulati that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> we have smoky skies around the bay area. a live look outside at hillsburg. expect the smoke to linger as we go throughout the day. our high temperatures heading into the 70s for the inland valleys and upper 60s for the coast. hazy at times. highs reaching into the mid-70s. morning temperatures into the low 40s. no change into the middle of next week.
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>> and you know what sunday is. it's football night in america. >> yes. >> savannah, this game is for you. the cowboys at the eagles. sunday night, clear and cold, that's football weather. we have the echo. 38 degrees for your temperature. sunday, sunday, football night. just doesn't work. where is al? sunday night starting at 7:00. >> good try. >> great job. we turn to "rossen reports" and save your smartphone. >> is there anything worse than losing your phone? we have a low-tech tip to help you find it. jeff rossen is the teacher. >> i've never been called a teacher. if you like me, this is your home screen. you have your family. my wife and my daughter. you probably have something like that, your dog, friends. but a new study out says, you should make one simple change to
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your lock screen. if your phone the lost, it will increase your chances of getting it back, big-time. does it work? we want to know. this morning, i am losing phones on purpose to show you. when you lose your phone, it's panic time. but now, cell phone insurance provider, asurion, out with new research. saying that changing your lock screen and adding this text, if found, call your friend's phone number, triples your chances of getting that phone returned. we're going to try this out. i have ten phones here. five of them are just like this. just how my phone is. you have the regular lock screen, nothing on it. if you try to type in the password, you don't know it, it comes back to this screen. the other five, a little clunky. look how i made the lock screen. if found, call that phone number. we're going to intentionally lose all ten phones all over town. we're going to see which get
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returned and which don't. >> we'll drop one here at a starbucks. from coffee shops. to shopping carts. malls. restaurant bathrooms. i drop phones all over. one of the phones with the contact info on it. i'm going to leave it right there behind the sugar and do my thing and get out of here. i leave one at this train station, without the contact info. when i hop on this train, i leave one with the contact info on the lock screen. bye, train. bye, phone. see if it gets back to us. reas within minutes, i'm getting a call on my backup phone. hello? i lost my phone on the train? we're going to come there now. hi. >> hi. >> reporter: my name is jeff rossen. we did an experiment to see if someone would return this. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: was it helpful to have that call number on the screen? >> yes.
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>> reporter: that's how you got me. >> yes. >> reporter: i left a phone in the restaurant. you're my waiter? i left the phone on the table. when i meet him -- you're my hero. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: how did you find me? >> i pressed that side button. you had a nice number that said, if found it, and i wanted to make sure you got that phone back. >> isn't that helpful? >> it is helpful. >> reporter: it's working. we could do this all day. and pretty soon, i'm getting another call. you found my phone and it said call the phone number, yeah. they found the one i left at the mall. hi, there. i'm the one with the phone. jeff rossen from nbc. >> what's up, jeff? >> reporter: where is it? >> i have it in my pocket here for you. >> reporter: thank you so much. how were you able to find me? >> i called you on the number, man. >> reporter: and by the way, he called me even while busy with something else. >> not even 30 minutes ago, i proposed to my girlfriend at louis vuitton.
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>> she's marrying an honest guy. >> reporter: but what about the regular phones without the contact info on the lock screen. i have no idea where they are. you call the number and see if they pick up. i try another. voicemail again. and another. and another. and another. that's right. 0 for 5 on the phones with the regular lock screen. but the phones with the special lock screen, we got them all back. congratulations to that guy who is about to get married. we disconnected that phone number on the lock screen. don't try calling me. it's disconnected. >> i'm calling you. >> i tried it. >> savannah has been trying. >> i want to show you how to change your lock screen at home. there's a few websites and apps for androids and iphones. for androids, you go into setti settings, you can create a
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message. for iphones, i want to walk you through it. there's an easy way to do that. i have my phone on the 1a wall. you want to open your camera up, and i'm going to take a selfie. not my most flattering. here's what we do. i want -- you're going to come on to the bottom of the screen and you're going to hit edit, right? you want to edit it. you see the three little bars? hit that. and you see mark up. mark up. and come over here, you see the plus sign, hit plus. then, hit text. >> i never knew that. >> now, we're going to change the color to white because it's easier to see. you can move the text bar where you want it. and you will click it twice. >> you can change the font, too. >> i messed up here. >> your box is too small. >> we get it. >> if found, you put the text in whatever you want. hit done.
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right? you hit done. all done. come down to the corner on the screen right here. >> we're really done. ten seconds. >> use as wallpaper, and set it. >> goodi )m marcus washington. we )re following breaking news: three major fires are burning across the state. in southern california....the good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. breaking news, three major fires are burning across the state. the entire city of malibu being evacuated. in addition to another fire, 75,000 homes there under evacuation in ventura and l.a. counties. two different fires are burning there. and in northern california, the butte county fire there, the entire town of paradise. parts of the city of chico are under evacuation. the camp fire, as it is being called, now burning a total of 70,000 acres. hundreds of homes burned as well
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as churches. the smoke is causing bad air quality. santa rosa city schools will be closed today. right now, taking a look at your morning commute. mike inouye. >> it's friday so around the bay we've recovered now from 101 but 280 v 280 slow. the rest of the bay shows a smooth flow. lighter for this free holiday friday than your typical friday. we have slowing through oakland and berkeley. the big issue is this. all this smoke in the bay area skies. that will be a factor. all that drifting down from the camp fire of butte county. >> we'll have more local news in 30 minutes.
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this feels like a concert crowd. it feels like a concert crowd. dylan, do you have a "crowd moment"? >> i do. i am looking for melissa, becca, amy. hi. how are you? >> we're great. we're having a great time here. >> awesome. you're from wisconsin? >> we are. from madison. >> what do you do for a living? >> we're e.r. nurses. >> e.r. nurses. >> there's probably a lot of people you want to say hi to. >> want to say hi to our st. mary's crew and our friends and family. >> thanks for being here and spending time with us. they are working hard in the e.r. in wisconsin. >> a concert crowd. >> people are pumped up today. if you want to dress like reese witherspoon or look like venus williams when you look out, you can do it and do it on
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the cheap. jill martin has a special "steals & deals," celebrity brands. >> whe> where do you congregate? how to entertain in your kitchen. how to have the perfect dishes for football sunday. and me and dylan and sheinelle will see you on the third hour. we're focusing on women and their relationship with money on this friday. we're going to introduce you to a woman who started a financial gym to get their financial bank accounts in shape. and five things you can do right now to reach your financial goals. >> and this gym also serves wine. that's a good combination. >> a selling point. >> exactly. first, guys, three of the worl world-famous city rockettes are here. opening day for the christmas spectacular. hi, ladies. lindsay, this is your 16th season as a rockette? >> yes. isn't that wild? >> it is so wild. i love the rockettes so much, i
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know these are new costumes this year. >> these are new costumes. today is the christmas spectacular's opening day. we run through january 1st. come see us. and we have a brand-new stunning finale scene that comes at the very end of the show. it's called christmas sights. these are the costumes. we're giving a preview of the entire number next week. come down and see us. it is a beautiful blend of tradition meets innovation. we have 100 intel drones that are incorporated. >> drones. now, you have carson interested. >> exactly. there's something for everybody. the orchestra, the singles and the ensemble, and of course, the rockettes, giving you an amazing finale. >> i think people are thinking, i have seen that show. but every time you go, you do something new and special. >> absolutely. every year. radio city is at the forefront of being the most innovative theater experience you can
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possible have. this year, especially, this finale. nothing has ever happened in live theater. every number is always amped. amazing digital projects, that are so life-like, it's like it gets to all edges of the theater. >> we're so ready. we have high, high kicks ready through january 1st. >> it's next wednesday you're coming back? >> next wednesday, we're coming back. we open today. you can see us as early as 11:00 a.m. we'll be all season long through january 1st. all right, dylan. you have a check of the weather? >> yes. it is starting to feel like holidays around the corner. it will be a chilly weekend for a good portion of the country. we're looking at record-low temperatures across the midwest. lake-effect snow across lake erie and ontario. winds will ease a bit. but sunday, they will increase again. that increases the fire risk. it's dry in the pacific
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northwest. temperatures in the 50s, the cold pushes into the appalachians as we go into sunday. and temperatures in the northeast, only in the 30s across new england, despite the sunshine. we'll see some of that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still really smoky in san francisco. it will be unhealthy for most groups to be outside today, especially for long periods of time. the smoke advisory continues until 10:00. our high temperatures reach into the low to mid-70s for much of the north bay. 77 in antioch. our midland valleys will be going into the 70s through the holiday weekend and smoky over the next several days. >> i think these ladies could be up to trouble. what are we celebrating? >> my birthday. >> with the tiara. who do you have with you?
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>> my girlfriends, sheila, wendy, patricia, and anita. >> up for a good time. have a good weekend. hoda? >> thank you. we have a special "steals & deals." in fact, we have actually rolled out the red carpet because "today" contributor and our pal, jill martin, this is your first celebrity edition, exclusive discounts from some of the hottest celebrity-inspired styles. >> we know these women from tv, from film the sports world. they're major businesswomen, girl power, philanthropic and you can shop for them. >> i'm a big fan of this one. it's reese witherspoon's line, right? >> a lot of people have girl crushes on reese witherspoon. and jenna bush hager spent the weekend with her. it's a combination of her grandparents' names. her southern heritage. and these are the clothing and the bags you can get deals on. the retail is $50 to $150.
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>> her stuff is affordable. and a shoutout to her shoes. >> and you love her. she is pregnant. she's been posting the most historical -- i'm soaking my feet in brussels sprouts. she's amazing. >> venus williams. >> eleven athleticwear. she has a degree in fashion design. she really created this. it has moisture-wicking technology and helps block u.v. rays. you can be athletic and in shape and stylish. >> and it's fitted. i like that, too. >> $21.99 to $31.99, 50% off. >> amazing deals. the products are these. draper james clothing and accessories, all by reese witherspoon. beauty fiend make-up brushes by jessica simpson, and eleven from venus williams. to find these and more, head to today.com/deals. just ahead, "today" loves football. our girl,
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♪ we're back this morning. we want to pay tribute to the life of an american hero. >> brent taylor, a mayor in utah, also a major in the national guard, was killed saturday when serving in afghanistan. now, his family is opening up about his service and the ultimate sacrifice. nbc's kristen dahlgren is here with more on a true american hero. >> reporter: brent taylor's life has touched so many people. he lost his life on saturday, but not his ability to bring good in the world. his message is lifting people up, at a time they need it most. major brent taylor was destined for success. >> everybody expected him to do great things, wherever it was. >> reporter: if you think his dream of changing the world died
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with him in afghanistan last weekend, you'd be wrong. >> it's been so nice to hear how he helped other people and how he touched other people because that is something that we can hold on to. >> reporter: taylor's mother and brother remembering a born leader, describing him as a loving father and husband. he and five of his brothers enlisted after 9/11. brent earned the purple heart and bronze star for his service. back home, taylor was elected mayor of north ogden, utah, when he got the call to return to afghanistan. on facebook, he talked about why he was going back. >> there's ways to brighten someone's day, to lift burdens and to make our city, state and country a better place. >> he felt he was needed. and he could not say no. >> reporter: major taylor helped secure afghanistan's elections. bursting with pride in his last post, while reminding americans of our own responsibilities as
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citizens. writing in part, i hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote. adding, we all remember we have far more as americans that unites us than divides us. to his family, that's who brent was. >> when difficult things happened in our family, i could count on about 20 minutes after whatever news it was, he would show up at our door to say, mom, dad, how are you doing? he was a good man. >> reporter: a man who exemplified a life of service. >> he would say, don't wait for the politicians to do it. go out and do it yourself. >> give a little. listen a little more. >> reporter: his casket arriving home on the dawn of election day. >> it's our responsibility to pick up what's been dropped and take it forward. ♪ from the mountains to the prairies ♪ >> reporter: at a candlelight vigil, his widow, jenny, mother of his seven children, doing just that. >> though our hearts are broken, we have no regrets. >> reporter: carrying his
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legacy, the hero who sacrificed everything for the country he loved. major taylor's message, so poignant in light of recent events and his message that all of us can do better and do a little more. >> amen. seven kids. my goodness. >> 11 months, the youngest. >> kristen, thank you. we'll be right back. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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during the season of audi sales event. i love it. this would be a good one, guys. it's friday. one thing, and it's time for "today loves food" and football. nbc's sunday night game is a big one. the cowboys need a win. they're taking on the defending champs, savannah's husband, mike, his team, the eagles. here to throw the perfect football party, elizabeth heiske heiskell. it's called "the southern living
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party cookbook." my mom is from the south, from south carolina. >> you have to love her for that. when it's sunday and you're at home doing football, it's one step up from a pajama party. these wings are wonderful. >> people don't make wings at home. >> this is easy. this sauce is three ingredients you have at your house. apple cider vinegar. we just poured that into some honey. this is brown butter. you take that butter and you're going to let it cook for a little bit. you want it to smell a little nutty. that's our sauce. >> this is the hot sauce. >> we're going to cook it down. the wings, you want to make sure they are so dry. i have friends that take a shamwow and make sure all of the moisture is off that. a blow dryer. exactly. >> why do you want the moisture out? >> that's going to make a crispy wing. that's so important. we might be -- well, i don't know.
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>> hello, little guy. >> it's a little trick. we're going to put those on the hot grill pan and let those goo. those are done. are you showing off now? i mean, can you ever? watch, i can do it. these have been cooked. >> yeah. >> they're really, really hot. >> you're not baking anything. just cooking them on the griddle here? >> that's it. you could go out on the grill if you wanted to. make sure you add the sauce when they're hot. aren't they crispy and delicious? great. honey, i'm telling you, the eagle fans, they're going to need something to cry into -- >> oh, stop it. >> sorry. >> this dip is going to be it. >> i'm going to throw a wing at you. >> caramelized onions. that's what we're going to start with. we have a little more apple cider vinegar. let this get to room temperature. you want that to be cooled before you add your sour cream. >> need a shamwow for that?
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>> how about a flowbee? how many other infomercial products can we mention? >> my in-box is going to be filled with shamwows. you can make this ahead. you want your guests to be -- you want them to feel as welcome as they do at the walmart. you know what i'm talking about? >> more welcome. >> if you're stressed out, if you're in the kitchen sweating and cussing, they're not going to have fun. do everything ahead of time. like these cookies, for example. >> love them. >> no, i did not make these. i do not make these cookies. i hire somebody to do that. there's things that you should hire somebody to do. do your hair. you don't need to color your own hair. we hire somebody. >> that's right. >> you don't steam clean your own carpets. you hire somebody. >> do you do standup? is this part of your routine? you're hilarious. >> i get so excited about parties. i really do. >> you farm this out. what are you going to do this for now?
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>> today? on here? >> i did a little practicing. first time i ever did this, i didn't want to pay for the cookies because they were so expensive. so, i was going to try to make them myself. it was my daughter's birthday party and i got excited. it looked like somebody had been murdered in my house with royal icing. it was on the dog and the cat. i'm going to pay the 75 cents for those cookies. and i've never done it since. now, i'm rethinking this whole thing. >> elizabeth, who is your mississippi state? >> mississippi state. i love dak prescott. but i live in oxford. we have the home of the rebels. come on. >> what's your book called again? >> yeah. let's say that again. "southern living parties cookbook." here it is, carson. he placed it over there, just in case. it is a beautiful book. it has parties for everything. tailgates. easy parties, hard parties.
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everyone should be entertaining. the most important thing is having people into your home. >> is there a chapter on hire people? >> this is a sign. that's the page i open it up to. it's a great book. congratulations. the wings are good, too. they're sweet and savory. >> and the sweetness. >> and crispy. anybody can do these at home. relax and enjoy and have your friends over. >> all the recipes are at today.com/food. head to today.com/shop, and do that. one more reminder to catch the game when you're eating the wings. you have the cowboys and the wings. you don't go far. it's on nbc. we are back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> it's you work hard for every dollar.
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head start by celebrating the people they are thankful for. crystal is here for her son, joshua. he taught her compassion, patience and love. mary wouldn't be the person she is today, without her best friend of over 40 years. and tony is thankful for her husband, will, because they fill their home with love and laughter. good thoughts. keep the photos coming in at today.com/celebrates. hi, willie. >> willie, you're in the house. you have a fun sunday coming up. >> i am in the house. >> the rockefeller center christmas tree. >> tomorrow? already? >> we're going to bring it to you live and the heartwarming story behind it. >> like to know where the tree came from. >> how about sunday? >> you're a fan of "the crown" on netflix? >> the best. >> the queen herself on sunday. claire foy joins me for a conversation about "the crown" and a new role she's playing that couldn't be different from queen elizabeth, which is "the girl with the spider web" movie.
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she's tattooed and ripped up and an action star. something completely different. and she will not be on season three of "the crown." she's aged out of it. some of the fans want to put a prosthetic on her. >> why can't they put a gray wig on? >> can we give a shoutout. one of our producers had a little baby. introduce real quick. >> nathan. >> nathan is in the house. >> he's so cute. >> mom, you're looking great. >> congratulations. >> craig, dylan,i )m marcus was.
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we )re following breaking news: right now at least three major fires are burning across and good morning to you. 8:56. i'm marcus washington. we're following breaking news right now. at least three major fires are burning across the state. the entire city of malibu is being evacuated. in addition to the other 75,000 homes already under evacuation in ventura and l.a. counties.
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two different fires burning there. the first fire called the woolsy fire, at least 8,000 acres burned so far. there's a second fire in the area called the hill fire. it's burned up to 10,000 acres. in butte county, the entire town of paradise in parts of the city of chico under evacuation. the camp fire there burned a total of 75,000 acres. hundreds of homes have burned as well as schools and churches. this monster fire really showing no sign of slowing down. it started at 6:30 yesterday morning east of chico and exploded in size, triggering a massive evacuation, a terrifying escape for many. that fire is blowing smoke into the bay area. santa rosa schools will be closed today due to that issue. more news for you in an hour. there comes a point when you realize the bathroom you used to love needs a makeover. let a professional rebath design consultant
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live, from studio 6a, this is "today." [ applause ] >> good friday morning, everyone. welcome. craig melvin here, alongside dylan, sheinelle jones, jenna bush hager and keir simmons, a well. we start with the latest from southern california. the community of thousand oaks heartbroken and stunned, devastated by that pass shooting at a popular bar. we are hearing some remarkable stories of heroism. we're learning more about the lives lost. natalie morales has the latest from california. ♪

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