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it's about to be 7:00 a.m. it's pretty normal for this time of the morning. >> okay. sounds good. that's what's happening at "today in the bay". back at 7:25 with a live local news update. good morning. severe weather warning. a historic spring storm taking aim coast to coast. 200 million people in its path. several states brace forecasting a monster blizzard with whitout conditions and up to two feet of snow. others expecting dangerous winds and heavy rain. al has it all covered just ahead. dropping the hammer. >> are you scared of going to prison? >> federal prosecutors announce more charges in the college admissions scandal, including lori loughlin facing up to 40 years behind bars. did the hold-outs miss their chance to make a deal?
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round two. attorney general william barr facing another grilling on capitol hill this morning after saying he will release an edited version of the mueller report within a week. democrats still not happy. >> this is what drives the public crazy when they see something like this. this is what we have to try to avoid. all that, plus breaking overnight new details emerging on the rescue of that american woman kidnapped on safari and the u.s. military's role. sounding the alarm. the new cdc warning on a deadly drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals nationwide. and storybook endings. >> three again. >> nba stars dwyane wade and dirk nowitzki shining in their final home games of their legendary careers. their emotional star-studded send-offs.
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>> i love you. today is wednesday, april 10th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody. good morning. welcome to "today." a wet send-off for a couple of nba legends. >> dwyane wade, first of all, what an awesome night for him. you know what i like watching? gabrielle union. she is like in the game, one of the players. she is cheering him on. congrats to those guys. what a huge night for them. >> more on that just ahead. we will start with that springtime winter storm. >> say it ain't so, right? it's going to be felt in 20 states. everything from rain and damaging winds to heavy snow. in fact, blizzard warnings. al, man of the moment, has the latest forecast. >> good morning. thank you for getting your first
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weather from us. we have got blizzard conditions starting to set up. severe weather making its way through the plains. here is what we're seeing as far as the watches and warnings. 1,600 miles worth of winter weather advisories, watches, warnings and blizzard warnings from utah to the u.p. of michigan. strong winds southern california into iowa with high wind warnings. and we have got severe weather possible. in fact, parts of nebraska have blizzard warnings and severe weather warnings. very large hail, damaging winds, and a tornado risk, low but still out there. here is the system powering itself together now, making its way through the plains. the storm intensifies, blizzard warnings from colorado to minnesota. by tomorrow the snow will stretch from the plains to the midwest. plus we have got strong winds and heavy precipitation making its way along the mississippi and ohio river valleys. by friday it tapers off in the midwest but the rain shifts towards the east coast. here are the impacts. strong winds, power outages, damage to trees, wind gusts to 60 miles an hour for las vegas, el paso.
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denver 65-mile-an-hour wind gusts. even as we move further east, milwaukee 35-mile-an-hour wind gusts. 55 in north platte. memphis 40. heavy snow and blizzard conditions. snowfall rates one to two inches per hour from the dakotas to minnesota. travel likely to become impossible. we are going to be watching this storm very, very closely. hoda. >> all right. al, thank you so much. an update on that massive college admissions scandal. 16 parents, including actress lori loughlin, indicted on additional charges for their alleged role in the cheating scam. we will get to ari melber and get his take in a moment. first, nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the new charges handed down by a federal grand jury apply more pressure to the parents who have
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not yet entered pleas. they could face, if convicted, an additional 20 years behind bars for their alleged role in this massive pay to play scheme. >> are you scared of going to prison? >> reporter: trailed by the paparazzi, lori loughlin was running errands just as the new indictment was handed down. the actress, her fashion designer husband, and 14 other parents are now charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering in addition to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. loughlin and her husband are accused of shelling out $500,000 to get their two daughters into usc. >> anything you want to say to the charges against you? >> reporter: investigators believe the indicted funneled money to william singer, the mastermind behind the scandal through his charity. disguising the payments as donations. some using offshore accounts to transfer large sums of cash. >> are you sorry for what you did? >> reporter: with prosecutors aggressively pursuing parents who have not entered a plea, loughlin and the others could face stiffer sentences with the additional felony. both counts combined carry a maximum of 40 years in prison. facing the threat, "people" magazine reports a source
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familiar with the legal discussion says the couple resisted any agreements that would result in jail time. this morning no comment from the family. experts say if convicted there will be jail time. the new charges will not affect felicity huffman and a dozen other parents who already agreed to plead guilty earlier this week. this morning new drama in a scandal involving the rich and famous with every bit the hollywood twist. >> while many parents face similar charges, the guidelines for sentencing vary based in part on the amount of the alleged bribes. now, no one believes anyone is going to get 40 years in prison, but the chances of some parents seeing prison time is now very real. hoda, back to you. >> miguel, thank you. >> we have nbc legal analyst ari melber here. good morning. >> good morning.
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>> all right. so lori loughlin and company get slapped with money laundering charges. does that make a plea bargain completely off the table? >> i think it puts a lot more pressure on them. people always ask why is there so much pressure? because the feds often hold the cards. they can add to the charges, add to the potential jail time. these will be serious conversations they are having with their lawyers why their deal just got worse. >> absolutely. we saw that first chunk of parents we talked about yesterday, they took a deal and there is a possibility that they may get no jail time at all. for this next set of parents, even if they come in and get right with prosecutors and make a plea deal right now, is there any chance they could avoid prison time with this many charges up against them? >> as you know, with these kind of charges it would look like jail time would be a part of the deal unless you drop some charges. the money laundering is very serious. they are in a much worse position than when it was just cheating, which is serious but not as heavy a charge. >> were you surprised to see how
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aggressive the federal prosecutors are being? >> two things. one, we discussed on "the today show" that the reason that you would want to plea is that you didn't get further charges. they had the grand jury open. we knew that. here they got the further charges. number two, americans across the country are outraged over what this is. stealing the spots of the actual deserving, hard working other students. so the feds are clearly sending a message here beyond just these cases to try to dissuade people from doing this in the future. >> some of these defendants want to see it go all the way, think they will be acquitted. >> as always, people have the presumption of innocence. there may be cases where the evidence is less. it's hard when you have the guy behind the whole thing testifying against everyone he sold these services to. >> ari, always good to talk to you, thank you. to washington now. the showdown over the mueller
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report. attorney general william barr back on capitol hill today after vowing to soon release a redacted version of the special counsel's findings. his announcement not satisfying many democrats. we will start with nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hey, peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the attorney general will testify today before the senate appropriations committee after yesterday's hearing before its counterpart in the house. william barr said the process of redacting the mueller report is, in his words, going very well, but he largely brushed off the criticism from democrats who are renewing their threat to subpoena the entire thing if he doesn't give it to congress. this morning day two, attorney general william barr returning to capitol hill to face more questions over his handling of the release of the mueller report. barr says he will hand it over soon. >> within a week i'll be in a position to release to the
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public. >> reporter: he says americans won't see the entire nearly 400 page report saying congress and the public will get a version with redactions. vowing with the help of mueller's team to be transparent about what he is blacking out, including grand jury material and portions that would compromise ongoing investigations. >> i am relying on my own discretion to make as much public as i can. >> reporter: democrats are fiercely criticizing the approach, demanding to see mueller's full report. >> i think it would strike a serious blow to our system and to our democracy if that report is not fully seen. >> reporter: barr summarized the report's main conclusions in a four-page letter to lawmakers last month, but according to a u.s. official members of mueller's team have told associates that on the issue of obstruction of justice the report is more critical of the president than barr suggested. barr said tuesday he accurately reported mueller's conclusions and revealed that he offered mueller a chance to review his letter and that mueller declined. top republicans argue the special counsel's case is
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closed. >> the conclusions were simple. no collusion. no obstruction. >> reporter: still, house democrats say barr is covering for his boss. >> it's clear to me that he acted as an appointee of the president of the united states and his allegiance was to the president and it may not necessarily be the truth. >> reporter: for their part, the president's lawyers say they have yet to see the report. the white house is declining to comment. >> the haven't seen the mueller report. as far as i'm concerned, i don't care about the mueller report. i've been totally exonerated. >> reporter: of course, mueller did not make a determination either way whether the president obstructed justice, specifically he did not exonerate the president. barr said there wasn't enough evidence to charge him. president trump has repeated calls to investigate the investigators, today saying it was an attempted coup, and barr testified that within the next
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two months, the justice department inspector general will wrap up a review into key aspects of the russia inquiry, including how the fbi handled the counterintelligence investigation in its early days. barr also says he said he has no plans to ask a judge to make secret grand jury material public. >> peter alexander at the white house. peter, thanks. >> we have craig with the other beg headline out of washington. >> good morning. president trump trying to down play this week's major shake-up at the department of homeland security amid reports that his administration is considering tougher immigration policies. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, craig. good morning to you. it is day one for the president's new acting homeland security secretary. he takes over at a critical moment. the president enraged with border crossings spiking to their highest level in over a decade, and he's demanding dramatic changes.
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today on the job kevin mcaleenan, the new acting department of homeland security secretary, is tasked with getting tougher at the border. it comes amid an ongoing shake-up within dhs. the deputy secretary offered her resignation. the president downplayed the changes. >> i never said i'm cleaning house. i don't know who came up with that expression. we have a lot of great people. we have bad laws. >> reporter: multiple officials tell nbc news the white house is working on plans to make it harder for migrants to receive asylum with some top officials pushing for border agents to do the screenings instead of asylum officers arguing they will be suffer and grant fewer passes. the president defiant on tuesday. >> and we're stopping them. if we don't stop them, i.c.e. is throwing them the hell out. >> reporter: and while u.s. officials also tell nbc news the president is eying the possibility of reinstating a version of the controversial family separation policy, mr. trump said he is not going to do that.
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>> we are not looking to do that, no. >> reporter: but acknowledging he sees family separation as a deterrent. >> once you don't have it, that's why you see many more people coming. they are coming like it's a picnic. let's go to disneyland. >> reporter: the president enacted a zero tolerance policy last year that directed law enforcement to criminally prosecute all adults crossing the border illegally leading to an estimated 2,000 children separated from their parents. is it's a policy he reversed after a public backlash. some democrats taking aim at the administration for making so many leadership changes at once. >> it feels like this is a midweek massacre of the department of homeland security. >> kristen, you have been talking to senior officials about this overhaul at dhs. what are they telling you about timing? why is this happening now? what are they hoping to accomplish with these changes? >> reporter: the timing because you have that big spike in border crossings. more than 103,000 last month alone, craig, and that is a
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monthly high for over a decade. what are they hoping to accomplish? well, they are hoping to implement significant policy changes at dhs. so, for example, they are talking about limiting work permits for those seeking asylum as yet another deterrent. the thinking is that the former leadership was really reluctant to make some of these changes, questioning the legality of all of it. critics are concerned that the president just wants to implement yes men and women. they are, by the way, bracing for even more staff changes at dhs. craig, savannah, hoda. >> kristen, thank you. breaking overnight, israel's leader benjamin netanyahu appears to have secured a record fifth term in office. unofficial election results show netanyahu running neck and neck with his main rival benny gantz. the likud party appears to be
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better placed to form a coalition with the anticipated support of right wing and ultra orthodox jewish parties. this election was widely seen as a referendum on netanyahu who is facing corruption allegations. it was one of israel's closest fought races in years. an emotional night at the nba. >> regular season wraps up later tonight. last night the final home games for two of the league's most popular stars, dwyane wade and dirk nowitzki. the arenas packed with fans who wanted one last chance to see the stars say good-bye and thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: it was a send-off worthy of a hometown hero. >> and i love you guys, man. thank you. >> reporter: the last home game for the miami heat's beloved superstar dwyane wade. >> wade arriving in style. the night capping off a season full of tributes for the 37-year-old, known affectionately as d-wade. his fame extending far beyond the basketball court. celebrities and his family
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turning out, included his wife, actress gabrielle union, and their new baby. former president barack obama sending cute owes. -- sending kudos. >> we just want to congratulations you on an extraordinary career. >> reporter: scoring the game's first points with a dunk, of course. later flying into the stands, landing on celebrity friends john legend and chrissy teigen. this photo quickly turned into a viral meme on social media. wade is also known for charitable work. some of the lives he touched profiled in this budweiser commercial. >> without you, none of this would have been possible. >> reporter: a stellar 16-year nba career coming to a close on a high note. >> wade county, i love you. >> reporter: also making his last appearance on the hard court, dirk nowitzki retiring after 21 years with the same team, an nba record.
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>> i put you guys on a hell of a ride with a lot of ups and downs. you guys always stuck with me and supported me. so i appreciate it. >> reporter: he led dallas to the franchise's only nba title in 2011 and ranks sixth in nba history with more than 31,000 career points. fellow nba legends including charles barkley, scottie pippen and larry bird all came out to honor him. >> dirk, it's been an honor to watch you play over the years. the game is better because of you. one thing i always tell people, especially young players coming into the league, leave the game better than you found it. so this game can continue to go on forever. >> two greats. going back to d-wade, a lot of folks forget he gave us that dream team in miami. he took a pay cut to get lebron and chris bosh. so, he'll be missed. >> yes. >> that was fun. all right. back to mr. roker. you didn't think you would be
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doing winter weather this late, did you? >> i always like to leave it open. >> you hoped. >> hope against hope. let's take a look. let's see what is going on around the rest of the country. strong winds through texas. we are also looking at sunshine mid-atlantic states to florida. sunny skies in the southwest to southern california. and some showers along the pacific northwest coast. we are going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. lear start.
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a live look at walnut creek. temperatures will be chilly. much cooler than yesterday at this time. upper 40s through 8:00. reaching into the low 70s. so a big range in temperatures from the morning into the afternoon. as we go into tomorrow, more clouds. even a few spotty showers near the coast. it will be windy but warming up on friday. by saturday, we're up to 75 degrees. our weather stays clear until about monday. >> and >> that's your latest weather. >> coming up, what we learned overnight about the rescue of that american tourist on safari. freedom. plus, the cdc warning this morning about a mysterious hard to treat superbug. what you need to know about the strange fungus spreading across the u.s. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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following the forecast. a nice day ahead. kari hall. >> it's breezy as you head out the door. a live look at san francisco. all clear skies across the bay area. temperatures warm up this afternoon. we'll see mid-60s along the coast and in san francisco. but the inland areas reaching low 70s today. heading into tomorrow, more clouds. even a slight chance of rain for the coast. slightly cooler. winds pick up on friday. the weekend is looking very pleasant. highs up to 75 this saturday. a touch cooler on sunday. head over to vianey for an update on the commute. >> it's definitely getting busy from south bay through sunol grade. this new crash on northbound 280 at saratoga avenue. slow lane is blocked. heavy delays blocked through the 82 interchange. take extra time through there. northbound 101 experiencing crashes. through the sin ol' grade, heavy delays from an earlier crash on southbound 680.
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not a lot of alternative routes in that area. 58 to toward the richmond bridge, 18 minutes. back to you. all right. back with another local news update in about half an hour.
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several states from the rockies to the upper midwest bracing for monster blizzard. with white-out conditions and up to two feet of snow expected. in the meantime heavy rain is likely in parts of nebraska, iowa and minnesota. dangerous winds expected from california to the midwest. there's a lot going on on that map. al's going to be back with the full forecast in a few minutes. an update on the fast-growing measles outbreak affecting hundreds of people across 19 states. on tuesday new york city's mayor declared a health emergency in the jewish orthodox community of williamsburg, brooklyn. those who refuse to get a vaccine face $1,000 fine. in chicago a pediatric hospital network sent a letter to all parents in their system with unvaccinated children urging them to get protected. so far this year, 465 measles cases have been reported across the country. new video from the seattle area shows the frightening moments when several power poles fell on to the street, one of
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them landed right on top of a car, keep your eye on the left hand of your screen as a vehicle passes by. the power pole crashes down on top of it. trapped the two people inside. incredibly. they only suffered minor injuries, the second clip, a cyclist almost gets hit by a pole. an investigation into why those poles fell down in the first place is under way. also this morning, we are starting to learn more about the arrest tied to the kidnapping of the american woman while on safari and what led to her rescue. nbc senior international correspondent keir simmons has been following the story. what's the latest? >> we understand that u.s. officials were involved in helping this reach a successful conclusion. for five days this kidnapping played out, for five days we now know authorities were closing in. californian kimberly endicott was released days ago. nbc news learning dramatic new details after a series of arrests.
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>> what was important was the safety of the victims. we looked at how vulnerable the lives of the victims were. >> eight people reportedly held. the u.s. military providing assistance to help get the pair released, we're told. detectives say they waited until endicott and her guide were freed. while tracking the gang through cell phones. >> she's in good health and probably with a little bit of shock going through that ordeal. >> much of what happened during the kidnap, still a mystery. reports say the pair ambushed by armed men in military uniforms. made to walk long distances by foot and sleep out in the open at night. but it's not clear why they were targeted. while a canadian couple was not taken. the controversy over whether a ransom was paid adding to the many questions. under pressure, the gang reduced their demands from half a
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million dollars, officials tell us. >> from $500,000, up to $50,000. >> uganda's tourist board assuring vacationers that the country is safe. saying security has been tightened. ugandan officials increasingly angry at criticism from president trump releasing this video statement. >> first of all -- >> kimberly sue endicott was on a dream trip to see africa's wild animals. >> i sincerely regret what happened to her, it's very unfortunate. we love her. >> this morning, no word on when she'll arrive back in the u.s. and home. >> so as we continue to learn more about the story, a lot of attention has been paid to the ransom. the ransom that was paid. we're learning that those negotiations actually helped officials track the kidnappers? how so? >> this appears now to have been a fairly classic anti-kidnapping operation. in other words, keep the hostage-takers talking while you continue to track them. and maybe even use technology
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with cell phones in order to figure out where they are. you've got it keep negotiating, say we might pay you son momny, but it won't be as much as you would like in order to keep them on the phone and track them down. the suspects themselves, we still think that they are searching for some of the suspects. that's going to be crucial, of course. if money has been paid it looks like it may have been a successful kidnapping. if you can arrest the suspects, then it potentially prevents the same thing from happening again in the future. >> keir, always good to have you. 7:35, we get a check of the forecast. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by nondrowsy, 24-hour claritin. so much going on today. can you see the snow now firing up through the dakotas, a little severe weather moving through iowa. a lot of lightning. and we're looking at as the system pushes through, a lot of wind back to the west.
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and as that develops, we've got a high fire danger today. but besides everything else going on, look at the extreme jacksonville drops done to 39 as the storm comes in, billings, 44. looking into the weekend, temperatures warm up in new york city by 71. by saturday, drop down to 62. cooling off in milwaukee, 44. same in st. louis, amarillo an good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. nice to see sunshine across the bay area. we'll keep it all day long. our temperatures warm into the low 70s in the inland valleys. san francisco, expect a high of 65. still pretty windy as you get ready to head out the door.
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we're back with "in depth today" and an alarming outbreak of a so-called superbug. >> health officials are getting increasingly concerned about it. nbc's stephanie gosk. >> this is troubling. the centers for disease control call it a serious global health threat. we heard of drug-resistant bacteria like mrsa. this is a fungus. candida auris is potentially deadly, difficult to treat and the most vulnerable are those who are already sickest. >> reporter: in hospitals around the country, a growing concern. a fungus that has already infected at least 587 people in the u.s. more than 300 in new york state, including some at brooklyn's mount sinai. when did you first see it at this hospital? >> we saw a cluster of patients develop in 2016. that's really when the outbreak
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began. >> reporter: the fungus is a form of the common candida, which is easily treated. this strand, called candida auris, is stubborn. 90% of cases are resistant to at least one antifungal medication. 30% of resistant to two or more. >> the aha moment was when a patient died with it and we did cultures all over the room. we found that the candida auris was everywhere. >> reporter: when you say everywhere, what do you mean? >> we found it from top to bottom. from the ceiling to the wall monitors to the artificial respirators to the pumps to the bed to the floors. >> reporter: the patient died after 90 days. >> this doesn't affect healthy people at home. it preys on those that are immunocompromised with chronic health conditions. >> reporter: the infection, which causes fever and chills, enters into the bloodstream most
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likely through medical equipment. >> if you are connected to an artificial respirator, it has a portal to get in the lungs. if you have an iv, it gets into the bloodstream. >> reporter: to keep patients from getting it is to make rooms spotless. a at mount sinai there are now strict procedures, including a special gel to ensure every corner of a room has been scrubbed. >> you can see if this still existed, this area was not cleaned. >> reporter: after that large uv lamps are used. so powerful, no one can be in the room when they are on. the cdc says the fungus has been found worldwide from the u.s. to south africa to india and becomes resistant to treatment quickly. while it is not a threat to the general public, hospitals and nursing homes have to stay vigilant for t vigilant. for the very sick, their lives are at stake. one other troubling
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characteristic. candida auris is difficult to detect, but experts say they are working on better ways to test for it. the next step, trying to figure out the best way to treat it, guys. >> wow. >> very disturbing. >> thank you. we are bringing in nbc news medical correspondent dr. john torres. when you listen you get scared and screamed out a little. how worried should people be in if they are in the hospital? >> right now this candida is ace light isolated to people in the hospital. so people should be aware this is going on especially if they have a loved one in the hospital or they have to go to the hospital. not time for panic. this is not taking over the world. this got discovered in 2009. it's a new fungus we discovered and it's cropped up around the world. it has experts looking into it and making sure it doesn't take the next leap where it starts affecting healthy people. >> it is very thoohard to detecd kill. it could be from rafters in a hospital room. is it contagious? is that something you get
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concerned that hospital workers get and they go out in the communities? is it easily contagious? >> it is and it can be carried from person to person. right now it's only affecting sick people with compromised immune systems. it's hard. it can last for weeks on surfaces. cleaning is important. again so far isolated to hospitals and nursing homes. >> how do you get it? >> it spreads like any fungus or bacteria. most funguses you need contact or close contact to get it. this is acting like a bacteria and staying on the outside of the body. >> so if i touch something where it lives, could i get it? >> exactly. it could get on your hand. if you touch somebody else, it could get on them. one of the important messages which we repeat time and time again with a lot of things by it's important for this one, wash your hands. make sure that the staff wash their hands. it's okay to ask them, did you wash your hands? make sure the equipment itself
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is being cleaned. ask them about that. and ask if you have somebody in the hospital or going to the hospital, have they had a problem with candida, are they using special cleaners, the uv lights. >> what about hand sanitizers. >> i talked to the cdc yesterday. they said the alcohol gel sanitizers work well. they do a great job of getting rid of the candida. the soap ones don't do that good of a job. 20-secondhand washing is the best thing to do. >> doctor, thank you. just ahead, another house call. another doctor here. dr. oz is here with new treatments for aches and pains, treatments for aches and pains, no pills if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression.
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right now at 7:56, we have sunshine all across the bay area. that's a live look outside at dublin. already a lot of people up and out the door. and it's going to be a really nice day. the winds will calm down. temperatures in oakland will head to 68 degrees. a high of 71 in livermore. and 72 today in san jose. palo alto, expect a high of 70 depress. over the next few days, temperatures still going up and down. a few more clouds tomorrow. a slight chance of rain in the north bay. gusty winds on friday. up to 75 inland on saturday. we'll cool off a few degrees. another chance of rain in the forecast on monday. in san francisco, expect those breezy winds to continue. a sunny weekend ahead with some very comfortable temperatures. let's get an update on the
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commute now from vianey. >> unfortunately, the south bay seems to be a hot spot. we still have the crash blocking the slow lane on northbound 280, saratoga avenue. heavy delays backed up. northbound 101, good news, it looks like southbound 680 has been cleared. still seeing residual delays due to the crash. bridge drive times busy. about 19 minutes westbound 80 to the bay bridge. . uc workers set to walk off the job as part of a one-day strike. they are demanding higher wages. it is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. hospital operations will be relatively normal. but many appointments are being rescheduled. for the first time ever, scientists providing a real look at an actual black hole in space. they unveiled it at a conference in houston. on our home page, find out how
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it's 8:00 on today, coming up, mounting pressure -- actress lori loughlin and 15 other parents facing up to 40 years behind bars after new charges are handed down in the wake of the college admissions scandal. did they miss their chance to make a deal with prosecutors? live with the latest. plus, it's a sunshine day. ♪ everybody smiling ♪ sunshine day >> tv's most beloved siblings will join us live for a very special brady bunch reunion. >> marsha, marsha! >> 50 years after the show
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premiered, we'll chat with them and hear about their new projects. and the people's prin ses. after an extensive casting search, producers of "the crown" announce they've found their princess diana. who will take on the royal role? we'll find out today, wednesday, april 10, 2019. >> mother daughter trip from minnesota. >> we love you. >> three generations from holly springs, north carolina. ♪ we miss you. >> here with my beautiful mom. >> i'm faith and this is romeo we love watching the show. >> hi, everybody, good morning, welcome back to "today" on a bright and shiny wednesday morning. >> i think they're here to see the bradys, you think so? >> i think so. >> if you're at home and think i
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wish i could be here, you can be here. record a shout-out on your phone, use the hashtag #mytodayplaza. >> and you can include your pet like that woman did in the open. >> how excited are we that the brady bunch is here. a live reunion on our air, we're looking forward to that. let's get to the news at 8:00, things just got a lot worse for actress lori loughlin and more than a dozen others indicted in the college admissions scandal. they've been hit with a serious new charge. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the latest from los angeles. >> the new felony charge applies more pressure to parents who have not yet entered pleas. they could face a total maximum sentence of 40 years if convicted behind bars. lori loughlin was running errands just as the new indictment was handed down yesterday. the actress, her fashion designer husband, and 14 other parents are now charged with conspiracy to commit money
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laundering in addition to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. investigators believe that the accused indicted and funneled money to william singer, the mastermind of the scandal through his charity. the new charges will not affect felicity huffman and other parents who have agreed to plead guilty. while other parents to face charges the guidelines vary based on the amount of the alleged bribes. no one believes anyone is going to get 40 years in prison, but the chances that some parents are going to see prison time is a reality. a follow up to a story we told you about on tuesday, the american academy of pediatrics is demanding an immediate recall of fisher-price rock and play baby sleepers. fisher-price has issued a warning that babies should not be placed in the sleeper once they can roll over and that happens when the baby is about three months old. but the doctors' group said the
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why she has been so public about all she's been going through. >> this is something that is not been easy. i understand it. and i wanted to come out and speak about it because it's something so many people deal with and as women we are trained to deal it silently. i don't think that we have to live with such fear. >> baldwin hopes this conversation continues to grow. she says she hopes that we can all stick together through the beautiful and challenging moments in life. she was really so open when she was here. we were really struck by that. of course, we are sending our prayers. >> she has a good outlook on life. how about a boost? >> so you are going to like this, especially if you spend a lot of time on airplanes. a nevada mom had her baby on this long connecting flight home from texas. the baby got a little restless. a southwest airlines flight attendant janamed jessica carri her along. the baby is waving, blowing
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kisses. her mom got a break. look at this child. >> oh, my gosh. >> i hope that flight attendant is on my next flight with my kids. coming up, on "popstart," the new project that has oprah joining forces with prince harry. but first, the gang's all here. a very brady reunion. a very brady reunion. we are live what would i say to somebody keep being you.? keep loving. keep aspiring. keep striving. and ask your doctor about biktarvy. biktarvy is a complete one-pill, once-a-day treatment used for hiv in certain adults. it's not a cure, but with one small pill, biktarvy fights hiv with three different medicines to help you get to undetectable. that means the amount of virus is so low it can't be measured in lab tests.
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♪ we're going to keep on keep on moving ♪ ♪ keep on, keep on, keep on grooving ♪ ♪ keep on singing and dancing all through the night ♪ >> okay. you think we are so happy. five decades later they are still moving and singing. "the brady bunch" premiered in 1969 and, of course, secured a place in pop culture history and in our hearts. >> i know people at home are singing that song, y'all. over time the brady house has become just as iconic as the family that lived there. now the six brady siblings are back together for a retro restoration of that classic peace of real estate on hgtv's a very brady renovation. >> if you can't tell, we are so excited and thrilled to be join by barry williams, maureen mccormick, christopher knight,
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eve plumb, mike lookinland, and susan wilson. is it with weird if we call you greg, marcia, peter, bobby cindy? >> the show has never been off the air since we started in 1969. that's a lot of reinforcement in greg and bobby and peter and marcia. >> thank you for understanding. >> when you are walking down the street, i can only imagine what people say to you. what's the number one people say? >> they say it's a sunshine day. >> they want to sing it? >> that. oh, my nose. >> what's your, peter? >> can you say pork chops? >> here is your change, ma'am. >> that's right. >> don't play ball in the house. >> that's right. >> get off my lawn. >> get off my lawn. >> we were thinking there was another you heard before, jan. >> everybody says it over and over. i don't know if you are sick of it? jan, jan, jan. we want to reclaim it for you. >> i love that.
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yeah. >> why do you think that was the phrase that stuck? like that was one of those weird things. >> i have no idea. >> why do you think? >> because it was on "saturday night live." a gal was portraying jan as a goofy person. that started the popularity of that clip. >> i think everyone connects with you and understands what it's like. >> like we're jan. >> what explains pork chops and applesauce? >> it's like not a person in australia spoke to somebody in the united states back in the late '70s and decided that was important. somehow it triggers it. you couldn't have anticipated that. >> you were saying, marcia, that you guys don't get to really get together like this all that often? >> right. it's been a really long time since all of us have been back together. >> 15 years. >> i think, too, you know, everyone looks at the projects as they come. and this one i think just got us
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all, you know. it was hgtv who, you know, their programming is amazing. this show is filled with so much love. the crew, everybody behind it. it's a work of love. >> we should mention what it is. >> you are taking the house that we used to see that opened the show every day, but it was never a house you actually lived in. >> never. >> it was a one-story house. >> yeah. you decided to take the house with hgtv. >> we didn't. they did. i wish i would have thought of it. >> each of you is renovating a special room in the house? >> a different room. >> with the hgtv stars, "the property brothers" and so much great help as far as design goes. and they are very specific about what goes in the house. they are trying to make it look exactly like the set down to the wallpaper. didn't you have special wallpaper? >> yeah, well, you know, i saw that. >> but they have a us staining cabinets and hammering nails. >> are any of you handy? mike/bobby, you are, right? >> i was assigned the master
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bedroom. and i immediately said, bobby never went in there. so, you know, they are working around all our schedules and working around the hgtv people's schedule,s as well. they are doing such a great job on this place. >> it's crazy. >> have you seen the finished product? >> no. >> it's not finished. >> very soon. >> from the outside, the house looks completely the same. but now there is two stories. >> there is a nationwide search for the horse that goes in the living room. because we are trying to find that. one of the nice things about the show will be the nostalgia. when we go in the rooms, we reflecting on what happened and the scenes we played. >> did you have any memories? maybe a stolen kiss with you know who? >> flooded with memories. >> how many kisses were there? >> susan and i built a doghouse the other day. >> you did? >> yeah. >> and then we made out in it
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again. >> we can't believe this show was only on for five seasons and had an incredible, left a mark on so many generations. >> there were so many other shows. we had a cartoon show. we had a variety hour. you know, we had all these -- >> the "very brady christmas." >> the girls got married. >> it's never not been on the air. you could turn it on today. do you watch it? any of you guys? >> do your kids watch it? >> i wish my kid did because i think it's a wonderful show for children to watch. >> it is. >> because it instills a lot of great values that you are not finding in shows these days. >> over the years has there -- i'm sure you have all been through, you know, ups and downs in life. has there ever been a time where being a brady felt like a lot to carry? >> yeah. at the very beginning. >> ask maureen.
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>> i mean, yes, of course. and i think, you know, i would look at that show and go, well, real life is not that like at all. >> and she was not like marcia. >> and you think that people, you know, are expecting to see that or whatnot. >> and you're an adolescent and trying to find your real place in the world. >> right. >> it's a tight fit. >> instead of your tv place. >> but i mean, seriously, i just am so grateful to have been a part of that show that it's in so many people's hearts everywhere. >> forever. >> and it makes people feel good. how lucky are we to be a part of that? >> people may be looking at this group wondering what they are doing now. will you go down and tell us what you are up to? >> mine is music oriented. i travel around the country performing and playing. >> that's so you. you always were a musician. >> living the johnny bravo dream. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> biggest accomplishment is 34 years of marriage to my dear husband, michael, and we have a beautiful daughter together, natalie. and i love my family. very involved with my brother who has special needs, working in production on a film and i have a couple of things in the works. >> okay. >> still working as an actor and also now i'm also a businessman and created a brand out of myself, christopher knight home. it's a furnishings brand. a new extension, christopher knight collection. >> you have to get some stuff in the brady house. even though it's not the right time period. >> i'm still acting. i was on an episode of "crashing" on hbo. doing regional theater here in new york and outside. also renovating houses that i have lived in. i have done a lot of that myself. >> a perfect fit for you. how about you, mike? >> i am also married 30-plus years.
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>> wow. >> to the same person. to the same person. i run a small company. if there was -- >> an amazing company. >> if my clients that are trying to get a held of me watching the "today" show, they know why i'm not home. >> i'm one of those clients. i can't get a hold of him. >> we make architectural concrete, tables and countertops. >> cool. >> it's fun. >> gosh, this was in your wheelhouse, the hgtv show. >> it really was. >> how about you, susan? >> i have been a graphic artist, i teach acting for kids and my universe is my son, michael, who is in a wonderful band. he is playing bass with xyrolithia. >> so exciting to catch up. we are excited. you are going to come back with jenna and me and hang out on the fourth hour. it's a date? >> it's a date. >> they have fun.
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>> i guess you are used to everyone smiling and beaming at you. you are in our hearts. thank you so much. >> what could be wrong with that? >> really. >> thank you. you have to come back in the fourth hour. "a very brady renovation" premieres on hgtv in september. let's go over to mr. roker, a check of the forecast. >> it's national siblings day. how perfect. let's show you what we have happening today. we have got severe weather going on through the mid-mississippi valley. we have snow and a blizzard developing back through the rockies. so airport impacts, salt lake city rain and snow, strong winds for vegas, rain and snow denver, minneapolis, snow and wind chicago, rain and wind, wind for dallas. tomorrow detroit, same for chicago, minneapolis, kansas city and st. louis. snowfall amounts we are talking anywhere from 12 to 24 inches of snow from the dakotas all the way into minnesota, and stretching some heavier snow into the u.p. of michigan. we are watching this very closely.
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we will have an update tonight on "nbc nightly news." that's what's going on around i'm meteorologist kari hall. that's a live look at san he jo at the shark tank. a lot of action going on there. it's a little cool as you step out the door but it will continue to warm up in the 70s. clouds are on the increase for tomorrow and chance of rain in the north bay. but we will go into the weekend with sunshine, highs in the mid-70s and continuing on with dry weather on sunday. weather. >> all right. you are going to head over to dr. oz? get started with only acupuncture? >> yes, they are going to needle me. >> instead of us, it will be dr. oz. meanwhile, "popstart." we will start with "the crown." while the netflix series has its first two seasons under its
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belt, a premier date for season three has yet to be announced. that's why it was a bit of a surprise when the show announced the casting decision for princess diana, who is going to make an appearance not until season four. playing lady diana is emma corinne. prior to landing this particular role, per imbd, a couple of acting credits to her name. after appearing on this her name will be everywhere. there is the side-by-side. >> i see it. >> looks good. season four. we don't know the fate of three yet. >> get on it. other royal news, kensington palace announced prince harry will be teaming up with oprah winfrey. they will be co-creators and executive producers of an upcoming multipart documentary series highlighting mental illness and wellness. they have been working with apple on the series for months. prince harry said in a release, our hope is that this series will be positive and enlightening and inclusive sharing global stories of
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unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest of places and the opportunity to understand ourselves. i am incredibly proud to be working with oprah on this vital series, which we have been developing for several months. there is no exact date for when the series will premier. but we'll let you know when we find out. next monday "the tonight show" announced they are dedicating the whole show, april 15th, to music icon cher. she is going to take over the late night show. she is bringing her broadway musical with her. jimmy fallon will sit down with cher as well as performances of some of her classic songs. she will be performing alongside the ladies currently portraying her on broadway. while justin timberlake, ariana grande and miley cyrus have had special takeovers of the show. this is the first time broadway will be taking over. jenna bush hager will be interviewing cher this weekend. we'll have that interview for you here on monday.
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>> cool. as "popstart" continues, the highly anticipated "secret life of pets" sequel is coming out this summer exploring the emotional lives of pets and the owners who love them. we have an exclusive tease from "the secret lives of pets" trailer from our sister company, universal pictures. >> i run and i run and i run and i get out and i've gone nowhere. nowhere. >> someone's in my litter box. >> guys, i found treats. >> oh, man. ♪ >> do any of you know captain snowball? >> and here we go. >> it's snow time. >> uh, is he okay? >> not in any way, no. >> big fan on my left, craig melvin. >> i watched the original three times in the past three days. my kids love it. >> really? >> yes. kids love it the original. >> let the kids know they can
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watch the full trailer out tomorrow. "the secret life of pets 2" hits theaters june 7th. savannah guthrie, ladies and gentlemen, is gracing the may cover of "health" magazine. you really go there. you get personal, open up in the article, talk about all things motherhood from having mom guilt to how you try to maintain your balance raising your two beautiful kids under 5. i mean, you really -- and then we were looking at the cover today. >> i am sorry. savannah, it looks beautiful. >> thank you. so nice. >> most people go it's so beautiful and they start reading it. a beautiful q&a. i love what you said about vale and charlie. you call vale your miracle. >> yeah. i talk a lot -- first of all, i laughed when they said "health" magazine. i am not the poster child for health. does it matter that i don't really work out and i eat french fries all the time? no, because it's about happiness and wellness. that's what the magazine is about. they asked about my family. i said vale is my miracle and
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charlie is my medical miracle. i talked about having ivf. we decided to do that. that gave us charlie. it was just really a neat opportunity to talk about some of those personal things. >> i love it. >> it's fun to see that about you. it's funny about you. you don't talk a lot about all these things. i learn things sitting next to you. like really, that happened? there is a lot in the magazine that people will love. check it out. >> great cover. >> hotness. >> okay. >> you know what mike said? who is that? >> i love it. feels like we are in a time where people are opening up. discussions about mental health. i have gone there. you guys have gone there. hilaria baldwin yesterday. that transparency, that open, honest, breaking that fourth wall between people who watch shows like the "today" show and us and their perceptions of us and really there is so much more we have in common than not. honesty goes a long way. >> we don't need to be putting on a show and putting on a face. we need to be real, be who we are.
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>> you want to read the full interview -- although savannah's husband mike bought every copy. it hits newsstands this friday. al is going under the needle, getting acupuncture right now. dr. oz is going to show us ways i )m ... a live look at san jose )s s-a-p center. sharks fans are pumped up. that )s where tonight things get good morning, it is 8:26. live look at san jose center where shark fans are pumped up. it will get real. first round playoff series against the vague own golden knights. sharks are hoping to get revenge. sharks knocked out of the playoffs last year by the knights, an expansion team that made it all the way to the stanley cup finals. puck drops at 7:30 and pregame rally right outside of the shark tank. should be a fun time for a lot of people out there. just look out for the traffic.
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traffic on west harris street but right now we're also noticing it's very busy in the south bay. we have two crashes trying to recover around northbound 80 towards saratoga avenue. they moved that to the side but delays still pretty heavy. you're looking at about 53 minutes on northbound 280 to highway 101. and slow time from westbound 580 to the westbound bridge. bay bridge, 16 minutes and san mateo bridge 22 minutes. it's busy out there, marcus. >> we'll have another update in 30 minutes.
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return? hey, everybody, welcome back. it is 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it is the 10th day of april. a little sun. a lot of smiles on the plaza. and we've got miss dylan dreyer. >> hello. i just showed up. can i do the crowd moment today?
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>> absolutely. >> that's why i'm here. hi, good morning. >> you look so cute. >> where are the flucos? we found them. hi, guys. >> hello! >> that's not a last name. the flucos are your mascot? >> yes. >> what is it? >> we a-- it's a flying shoe. the name comes from fluvanna county. >> you are on a 24-hour trip to new york city. what are some of the things you are checking off? >> last night the theater group saw toot sie. today we are touring the nbc studio. >> thanks for being here. and have a safe trip back. flucco is a flying shoe. coming up, if you suffer from headaches or back pains, knee pain, a lot of us don't want to rely on medication to dope, this could be for you. dr. oz is here with the scoop or
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yoga, acupuncture, even virtual reality can help with your pain. he has some unconventional treatments for us. >> okay. then a new way to think about spring cleaning. these married co-authors are here to help us clear the clutter in our relationships. and coming up on the third hour of "today," craig's turn for a reboot. all about relaxing. he tried out unconventional ways to wind down. and we are squaring off over the grill and you get to decide who has the best burger recipe. >> since al is getting pins stuck in him, will you handle the weather, miss dylan? >> al can't do it right now. a look at what's going on across the country. we have got those blizzard conditions across the northern plains, denver, over into south dakota, western nebraska, southern minnesota. one to two feet of snow and winds gusting 40 to 60, 65 miles an hour. on the eastern side of that cold
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front severe storms and strong winds. very, very gusty. tomorrow you can see those blizzard conditions don't really move east all that much. it's affecting the upper midwest and northern plains, severe storms in the midwest. it gets chilly behind this system, too. highs in the 50s and 50s up and down the west coast. the east coast will see temperatures in the 50s and 60s and warmer through kari hall. lots of sunshine across the bay area. it will stick around as we go into the afternoon. it's windy but the winds will start to calm down. we will see more clouds tomorrow and slight chance of rain. overall it stays dry as we go into the weekend. temperatures warm up to 75 on saturday. on sunday we'll still have sunshine but slightly cooler temperatures. on monday we will be tracking rain that could be back across the bay area to start out the new workweek. >> and that's your latest forecast. carson? forecast. carson. thank you, dilley, dilley.
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we have the stanley cup here on the plaza. and you may remember that our pal sunny took in that new york islanders game last month. did such a great job. he must have made such a good impression sunny has been offered a brand new job. he is the stanley pup correspondent. here with sunny's official contract, we have got it signed with a paw print. it is official. katheryn, good to see you. we are excited for our sunny -- >> we are so excited for sunny. he will provide pup dates through the stanley cup playoffs with islanders and penguins tonight. we wanted him to join us as a correspondent. he is going to be on the road with the nhl and nabs broadcast team, in studio with us tonight to kick off the stanley cup playoffs. he will be traveling with the most coveted trophy in sport providing pup updates and all while completing his training for the guide dog foundation leading up to the stanley cup
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final in june. we will have fun opportunities for him throughout the way. doc emerick loves dogs. he is super excited to have sunny on the road with us. >> exciting here in new york. the islanders have been a big surprise this career. they kick off the playoffs tonight against pittsburgh here at the coliseum at home. who do you like in the series? >> i have the islanders in that series, actually. i know that they are the favorite seeding-wise. they are the underdog because the pittsburgh penguins have won so many stanley cups. i like the islanders. sunny brought good luck to them recently. excited. thank you. >> be sure to check out the penguins as they take on the islanders 7:30 eastern on nbc sports. there it is. the stanley cup on the plaza. this is a treat. back to craig. >> all right. thank you. up next, from the ancient like acupuncture to the new virtual reality, we will experiment with new ways to manage pain.
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dr. oz, am i wearing it properly? >> backwards. >> first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today" wellness treating pain. if you suffer from things like headaches or achy back, you are far from alone. the cdc estimates 50 million people have chronic pain like that. more than 20% of this entire adult population in the country. >> the good news there are ways to get relief. medication doesn't always have to be the answer. dr. oz to fill us in on other treatment ideas. dr. oz, i see craig and hoda, they are with these oculus virtual reality headsets. >> first of all, pain sensation is partly emotional. that's how you perceive it. if you have more stress, you experience pain more. a couple tactics that work. it's not important to have the expensive goggles. you need to get to a place -- >> what are you seeing?
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>> it's hawaii. >> you are in maui? >> this is really cool. i have seen these waves crash on these rocks. >> this is nice. >> especially important. you can go to the highest mountain, go on a boat in the agean. >> does it have sound? >> yes. you'll escape from where you are. these images from our share care app. it gives you tools like this. these are important because they are free. you don't have to have a lot of money. you can actually buy -- not buy. get some visuals and it could change your life. >> how is this working? is there something physically going on when you watch something relaxing or are you just distracted essentially? >> your body has natural endorphins. >> serotonin release? >> that, too, but the endorphins in particular. it gives your body the natural ability to deal with this discomfort. this turns those on.
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we use it in ers, burn units. it is a distraction sometimes, guided imagery, but being able to zone out and center yourself and get rid of the stress. >> look at these two looking around. it's giving me happiness. >> it was awesome. >> yeah, it is nice. >> my god, it is soothing. >> it's a legit escape. >> it turns out for a day or two after you do this, you change the amount of pain you experience. if you are living in a country where we have an opioid epidemic, why not take advantage of tools that help. >> al went under the needle. this is acupuncture. an ancient treatment. does it work? >> it does. al has knee pain. stephanie helped out by placing the needles -- they are not just around the knee. they are in his head. stress does change how you perceive stress. let's deal with the stress as well. i have been to china, a billion and a half people get their therapy like this. we are not sure why it works and
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it seems foreign to us, it taps into meridians. from our experience it's like a local anesthetic. it has an impact for hours and sometimes days after the acupuncture treatment. we believe it turns on the body's natural ability to release endorphins. they figured this out 2,000 years ago in china. we should take advantage of it today in america. >> how often do you have to do this? >> ideally weekly. the more chronic the condition. the more acute, the fewer. >> would he experience any immediate experience or does it take a while? >> generally people feel the benefits of the relaxational power of acupuncture. >> the u.s. military uses acupuncture for pain management. imagine a wave of energy flowing through your body. we don't exactly in western medicine understand how that works. if it works, it works, and why not turn it on? >> how do you find a good ac
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punk urist? >> if you go to the ncaa m website. >> stephanie did one of the things -- >> you don't feel a thing. >> for those of you who think it's slightly painful or a pinch, it's literally nothing. >> no problems afterwards. you drink some water and then you start leaking. just like in a warner bros. cartoon. >> i see it's not working. >> thank you, stephanie. good luck, al. we started with the newest ideas. now a place that is in the middle. it's yoga. any physical activity -- cheryl, by the way. >> hi. >> and we brought a member of your staff as well. here is the cool thing about yoga. any physical activity helps with pain. it's the first advice we give people. go out and walk, do something. yoga allows you to be mindful as you get physical activity. anyone who plays sports, pregame workouts to stretch out. i will walk you through sun salutation. stop when you are doing at home
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for a second. it takes that long to figure this out. put your hands to the sky, reach up high, high, high, get space in your vertebrae, lean forward, getting air in. don't collapse. come down. if you go to your knee, fine. wherever you want to go. th bend your leg to your left, then your right, then your left. that opens up the hip areas. many a plank pose, a little core stretch. >> it's got to be people that think i can't do this because my back hurts. >> if your back hurts don't go down far. go to the floor. t stop here or lift your chest up. this is up dog. very well done. feel good? >> feels great, yeah. >> i had the staff do it. do back down to down dog if you want. you go at your own pace. in yoga the loose people are called losers. it's about where your body wants to be. the sun salutations that i do every morning takes a few
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minutes. take advantage of the tools. they are yours. you control your destiny. here is the question you ask yourself. if you are so disorganized you can't carve seven minutes out of your day to do stretching, stretch your body to enjoy the world, take in more information, that's the problem. get to seven minutes, you are good to go. >> savannah and i have problems. it's official now. i don't have those seven minutes. >> it's an intervention. >> have you ever done yoga? >> no. >> do you have discomfort? >> yeah, i have a bad lower back. it's the last thing i want to do. >> i played football in college. changed my life when i started doing yoga for stretching. i had chronic back pain until then. it's seven minutes. start there. >> okay. >> i saved you. >> oh, my gosh. >> all of them, all of these things, you know, breathing. taking a little time and breathing is the key. >> and the point is you don't have to jump to medicine to fix something. there is other sort of options available you to. and you shouldn't jump to medicine. >> human history is filled with
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painful events. we didn't have pills until recently. pills play a role, but they should be end of the game. >> right. dr. oz, thank you. weekdays on "the dr. oz show." just ahead, spring cleaning not just for houses. experts here to clear out the clutter. not in your closet, but your relationship. we will have a deep dive into that. first, this is "today" on nbc. woman 1: i had no symptoms of hepatitis c. man 1: mine... ...caused liver damage. vo: epclusa treats all main types of chronic hep c.
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welcome back. the new season, sure it's a perfect time to do tidying up. we are not talking about your closet. >> no, we are not. that's right. use spring cleaning to refresh and improve your relationships as well. >> here with their to-do list, greg wrote the popular book, he is just not that into you, which was my bible in the '90s. they have written several self-help books including how to
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keep your marriage from sucking, which is a real catchy title. good morning. we are going to talk about spring cleaning your relationship, which is good. you have several steps here. the first thing, take inventory and assess. i think that means see what your mess is. >> see what the mess is. see what the positives are. you want to start with the positives? >> why do you want to start good? >> he wants to be efficient, get to the bad stuff. >> these things going for us? we are parents. we work hard. >> you like the way you spread butter. things are going well. if you let the person know, hey, i love you and i am going to be saying things later on that don't sound so great, i love you. >> right. this is what i love about you, us, and the life we have built together. that being said -- >> i say i have anxiety imagining actually having this conversation? doesn't seem very pleasant at all to do this. >> it's rooted in love and you
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will be better off on the other side. if you don't do it, it will be worse. >> you have those conversations at work, even with yourself about what's working for yourself and what's not. sometimes we take an inventory. take ang inventory in a relationship. if you do it enough, if you do it once a year, it gets easier. >> okay. our next advice is declutter and clean out. what clutters up our relationships? >> i think we hold on to old habits and old patterns that we have become the norm that no longer are functional or work and sort of lead to resentments. it's really a matter of identifying what is working for us and what isn't working for us. if we clear the space of isn't working, not holding it and there is room for other things. >> you are not talking about a full overhaul. we are talking about clean up, right? like the clutter. the small conversations. i saualways say this to my wife. if we don't have good communication, make time for date nights, if we don't talk, like i'm from california, the big earthquake is going to hit. i would like to have smaller earthquakes to release the
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energy. >> over time they can become huge fights. just make the kids lunch. jump in twice a week. >> also the acknowledgment. >> right. >> the acknowledgment. i see the things you do and the things i didn't realize were a problem i am sort of getting. the acknowledgment and having the conversation and being able to make a shift in what's happening is going -- >> what if they say that's me, that's who i am? i love cargo shorts. i am not going to ditch them for you. >> it will be sad when they disappear in the laundry then. >> exactly. >> a viewer question. we have somebody out on the plaza. go right ahead. >> hi, i'm tina from seattle. my husband and i were empty-nesters and i end up doing most of the household work. how can i get my husband to help me without sounding like a nag? >> there he is. hi, hubby. >> i think he just did it, tina. >> i was going to say, only do what makes you happy for your life. do your laundry, cook your meals, to your own thing and see how long he stops being
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involved. >> isn't that passive-aggressive? >> 100%. sometimes people need to see the alternative to go, oh, i really loved that i had that. what d i do to -- >> i found all of my clothes were laying on the floor in the laundry. they decided to skip them. then i went -- and it's hard to go back and why aren't my underwear done? we live in an era where that feels dumb to say. and rather than have the conversation i got it because i needed the underwear. >> another viewer? >> no, we have a -- the next thing was clearing the air. i think we have a viewer question. michelle from new york says when is the best time to have those clear the air conversations? i feel like i always want to do them when we are arguing and it's heated but when things calm down i feel better and forget about it and i don't want to stir that pot again. >> when it's heated it turns into -- >> the worst. >> the worst. >> you bring up all the stuff. >> i find i am most open and receptive and able to have them when i see a clearing thin my
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schedule. coming up to summer break or holiday when somebody will be taken off of my overwhelming daily load, that's when i can actually get there and have this conversation without them being explosive. >> is there any variance in the style in which you declutter in your help? meaning some people are more communicative than others. some people do not like confrontation. >> sure. >> like honestly, my wife and i, we have issues. we start texting. we are more successful exchanging digitally than face to face. >> because you are not reactive, right? >> i guess. i don't know why. >> if you can agree on way to have the conversation, you just have to have the conversation. not having a conversation is a problem. if you don't want to have a conversation, that is a problem that has to be addressed and probably will be. the way you do it, if it's by text, letter, send a postcard to your mate. >> right. >> another -- >> i love that try a smoke signal. >> dusting off and getting rid of old baggage. man, that's important. >> it is important because we
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all have these resentments and historical injuries that we are carrying this reputation about our person around all the time, and a lot of- >> what would be an example? >> sometimes maybe your partner is like holding this thing that you don't even know happened. you don't know something you said or did injured them, hurt them that really kind of shook them to the core -- >> like the way you treated them at a party one night. then it becomes an issue of respect. then it's this thing that you are only as good as your worst resentment. so the relationship can only be as good as the resentment being held by the person who is the angryist. >> got it. >> the marriage or the family can only be as happy as the happiest person. sometimes you go yi had no idea and i feel terrible. now that i know, it can be let go of. it's acknowledging it. >> i feel a little bit already on my half. >> it is true if you dread it, i definitely dread these conversations, you feel better when you have done it. >> lighter and clearer and hopeful. >> the more you do it, the better you get at it. you start to look forward to the
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idea. like we are going to fix things and it's going to get better. >> exactly. >> thank you so much. good advice. if you want to learn more go to today.com/shop. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, third hour of today, al's brother and sister gave him a surprise yesterday. more surprises today. it is national sibling day. plus, on the fourth hour, jen and i areworkers at u-c hoss around the state this morning .. are walking off the job as part good morning to you. 8:56, i'm marcus washington. workers at uc hospitals around the state are walking off the job. this is part of a one-day strike. this is their fourth strike in less than a week. statewide 40,000 workers are taking part, including some 7,000 service and patient care workers at ucsf.
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their grievances include pay rates, outsourcing and what the union calls threats of retaliation. hundreds of appointments at ucsf have been rescheduled but ucsf expects the hospitals to function normal and call it a blatant attempt to justify the strike. happening now, the strike is scheduled at the top of the hour. we will have a live report in our midday newscast. we will also post updates on our twitter feed. for the first time ever scientists are providing a real look at an actual black hole in space. they unveiled that image at the science conference in houston. find out how modern technology created this image. shark fans hoping is the start of something big. the sharks host the vegas golden knights at 7:30 tonight. people.
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simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome. rockefeller plaza this is the third hour of today. >> and a good wednesday morning. it's the hump day. >> yeah. you look so chummy. >> what do you mean? >> like keir is sitting on my lap. all just really nice and cozy. >> mr. roker is he. sheinelle jones is here. dylan dreyer is obviously here. >> keir simmons from over the pond. >> today national siblings day. trending on twitter as well. the producers have surprises in store. yesterday we saw your brother and sister. >> that makes me nervous. >> we don't know what's coming. c

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