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is beyond wifi. this is xfi. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome. threat. nearly 20 million people bracing for severe storms this morning from texas to alabama. large hail, damaging wind and a high threat of tornadoes through the weekend. dylan is tracking it all. border battle, president trump slams reports claiming he pressured his new homeland security secretary to shut down the border. this as the president acknowledges he's considering sending detained migrants from the border to so-called sanctuary cities. >> we'll give them more people. we can give them a lot. we can give them an unlimited supply. >> democrats blasting the idea, calling it unworthy of the presidency. slip of the foot, a scary moment for tiger woods at the
masters as a security guard slips and clips the golfer's ankle, leaving him wincing in pain but the world's former number one player ends just a shot behind the log jam atop the leader board. all that, plus baby watch, britain braces for the arrival of its newest royal as signs emerge meghan and harry may have their baby at home. a festival first, the 20th annual coachella concerts get underway with an inaugural performance from a k pop band. and fight for the throne, we catch up with some unlikely stars of the world's most popular tv show. today is saturday, april 13th, 2019. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with sheinelle jones, peter alexander, and dylan
dreyer live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today", let's go back to the instant replay on that tiger woods moment for a second. this is happening at the masters, tiger gets clipped by the security guard. if we learned one thing from augusta, the rule is no running. >> you can walk fast but you cannot run, especially on a rainy day. you just slip. >> how quickly they fill the space, it seems like he was trying to keep people back. >> he had good intention. >> as the guard said later, i'm really glad he made a birdie on the hole. we start with the weather that actually is going to hit augusta. that is our top story, a potentially dangerous storm system sweeping across the south, including a strong chance for tornadoes. dylan, of course is falling all of it right now. this is going to be a big deal for us. >> it is going to be a big deal, especially back through texas and louisiana. it's part of the system bringing the heavier rain from new england down through virginia right now but it extends all the
way back down as a frontal system from texas to louisiana. we are going to lose the heavier rain this morning through the northeast, but through lubbock, texas, we have torrential downpours, severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watch for the next several hours until 9:00 stall time. that's an area we need to focus on the strong storms this morning. the afternoon as the front system combines with daytime heating there's a good chance we'll see strong storms, including east central texas, most of louisiana, and part of mississippi, even southeastern arkansas. large hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter, we could see tornadoes spin up and gusty winds. tomorrow this threat shifts a little farther to the east, especially back through the appalachians part of tennessee into kentucky and west virginia. 49 million people at risk tomorrow for, again, those damaging wind and large hail with an isolated threat of
tornadoes. this will continue to move east as we go through the day. this area also dealing with the flooding from all of the recent river flooding we have seen from the heavier rains of several weeks ago. that could lead to more flooding in that area. this will, again, move into parts of the great lakes region into the ohio and tennessee river valleys and appalachians as we go into sunday. thank you, dylan, the battle over immigration is rolling after president trump confirmed he was considering moving detained migrants into so-called sanctuary cities. the idea, not going over well with democrats. hans nichols is at the white house with more. >> reporter: there are fresh legal questions about the president's plan to take central american migrants apprehended at the border and bus them to the center of the countries to cities and states that oppose the president's immigration policies. president donald trump planning to open a new immigration front, this time miles from the border. >> i call them the illegals,
they came across the border illegal, we'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it. >> reporter: frustrated at the border, the president is looking inlanld taking aim e -- inlanld aim at cities who oppose his plan for illegal immigration. his proposal, bus migrants detained at the border into sanctuary cities, largely democratic enclaves like new york, chicago and san francisco, house speaker nancy pelosi's home district. >> it's just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the united states and disrespectful, the challenges that we face as a country, as a people to address who we are, a nation of immigrants. >> the president threatening to test that proposition. >> california certainly is always saying, oh, we want more people, and they want more people in their sanctuary cities. we'll give them more people. we can give them a lot.
we can give them an unlimited supply. let's see if they're so happy. >> his plan to punish democrats first reported in the "washington post" coming just hours after white house and department of homeland security officials said it had been rejected back in february because the plan was in the words of one former official so illegal. the president's threat coming off months, after his secretary of homeland security, kirstjen nielsen who resigned on sunday. before naming kevin mcaleenan as acting secretary, trump reportedly told him to shut down the border and dangled a president pardon for mcaleenan if he faced consequences. that order to seal the border an indication of how serious trump was last week when he promised to do just that. >> we'll close the border. somebody said it will take a year. no, it won't take a year. it will take a day. >> late last night, the president disputed that he offered mcaleenan any sort of pardon taking to twitter, saying
another fake story on nbc news that i offered pardons, of course this is not true. meanwhile, some of the mayors in sanctuary cities have been taken to twitter saying immigrants are still welcome in their cities but they are noting they don't have the authority to make them stay because cities in america, they've got open borders. >> good point. thank you. joining us from the "washington post" is white house reporter and nbc news political analyst, ashley parker. good morning. >> good morning. let's start on immigration if we can here, the president as we have witnessed has broken a lot of norms over the course of his presidency. but it appears with the sanctuary city idea that he may also be pushing the boundaries of the law. i guess the question is this real or is this just another effort to appeal to his base? >> i think it's a great question and the answer is both. the president has gotten a ton of mileage out of threats and bluster without following through and his base certainly likes this rhetoric but the "post" reported and the president confirmed that this is
something he is actually considering and it's worth noting he sometimes does follow through on his threats. the one question is if it is actually a legal issue and he'll be able to do that or he'll face hurdles. >> let me ask you about the mueller report as washington braces for the report in the next few days. attorney general william barr saying he believes spying occurred at the beginning of the campaign. can you put this into context for us? it was supposed to be an independent process. obviously it seems political and are we ever going to get any closer to closure on this? >> i think the context is it is deeply politicized at this point. you're going to see the republicans in the white house no matter what we see saying we told you for 22 months this is a witch hunt, and they found no collusion, and you're going to see democrats going through the 300, 400 pages, picking out unflattering details for the president saying he behaved poorly, and it will break along partisan lines. >> obviously that's going to be central to the 2020 debate,
immigration is going to be central to the 2020 debate as well. this weekend, tomorrow, the 37-year-old mayor of south bend, indiana, pete buttigieg expected to announce his candidacy for president. it means the democrats will have at least 15 individuals running. buttigieg has seen a surge in recent days behind joe biden and bernie sanders in both iowa and new hampshire. how viable is this candidacy. why is he surging and can it last? >> the question of can it last, who knows, we're two years out. one thing people seem to like about him, in a different way, is his authenticity, the way he talks about his sexuality, his husband has whimsical presence, so it's refreshing now. it's catching fire but who knows if he can sustain that momentum. >> the judge looking to become the first openly guy president, the first millennial president and the youngest ever commander
in chief. ashley parker, thank you so much. wikileak cofounder, julian assange is waking up for a second day. matt bradley is outside the prison in london with more. mad, good morning. >> good morning, it was the second morning in a row that julian assange woke up in the prison behind me, he faces extradition to the state. lawmakers are urging officials to extradite him to sweden where he may face charges of sexual assault. today, julian faces justice. prepping his defense before a hearing on may 2nd when american officials will try to extradite the wikileaks founder on charges of conspiracy to commit computer crimes. defenders says he's being persecuted to truth to power. the u.s. accused assange of helping former army intelligence
analyst chelsea manning hack into government computers in 2010 so wikileaks could release hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in iraq and afghanistan, embarrassing the u.s. government. but the charges don't account for assange's famous role publishing hacked e-mails from hillary clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. >> the bottom line is he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it's been charged. >> this week, the police literally carried him from the ecuadorian embassy where he claimed asylum for nearly 7 years. entertaining guests like pamela anderson and lady gaga. accusing assange of being a spoiled brat, leaving soiled dishes, harassing guards, even smearing the walls with feces, and neglecting his famous cat. letters published by wikileaks give a glimpse of bad americans.
you have shown once again an inacceptable behavior, playing radio at a loud volume. the ecuadorians claims are an excuse for doing america's bidding. >> it is brutal in the way it is used to justify the outrageous and disgraceful acts, and throwing him out of the embassy. >> wherever he winds up, assange's new host won't be as patient. assange is also waiting to hear about charges here in london that he skipped bail, so if the swedes do go ahead and press the sexual assault claim, he could be in legal jeopardy in three countries. >> matt bradley, thank you. a shocking story out of minnesota. a 5-year-old is in the hospital after being pushed over a balcony at the mall of america. the suspect now in custody. police say it's not his first run in with the law. nbc's kathy park is here with the latest on this. this is just such an awful
story. >> a chilling story. witnesses describe a woman screaming saying her child was thrown. they say the horrifying incident was random and the motive is still a mystery. >> squads at the maul, we have a report over on the south side that someone just fell from the third floor to the first floor. >> the mall of america looked like a crime scene friday as police tape roped off the area where a 5-year-old boy landed after plunging from the third floor. >> there was a little child laying on the ground. >> this was apparently no accident. police say emanuel la shawn aronda intentionally pushed. >> the child's mom was there, beside herself, crying, screaming. >> the 24-year-old suspect who police say is not related to the child or his mother has now been charged with attempted homicide. >> the child did suffer
significant injuries. the child has been transported to the hospital, and is currently receiving care. >> this photo shows a crowd of first responders trying to help the young boy before he was rushed to the hospital. a good samaritan tried to stop the suspect but he still got away. police eventually arrested him at the nearby transit station and is seen here in handcuffs. >> it's 100% match on the suspect in custody. >> the mall of america issued a statement. this was a senseless act and words cannot truly express our profound shock and sadness. our immediate and only concern is for the well being of the family and the child as well as for any individuals who may have witnessed the incident. police are still looking for motive and hope surveillance video could provide some clues. meanwhile, a young boy remains hospitalized after a trip to the mall goes horribly wrong.
>> and the suspect does have a criminal record. he's been convicted of several misdemeanors and court records show that he was briefly banned from that mall after two incidents in 2016. he is from the bloomington, minnesota, area and the victim's family is also from minnesota. >> thinking about that family today. kathy thank you. today some of golf's greatest players are set to tie off. five players are tied at the top with a certain tiger one shot off the lead. >> the masters, the first major of the golf season in full swing. >> it's a little bit more wide open than we have seen in previous years. it's going to come down to just how aggressive some of the players are. >> these stately greens of augusta home to golf legends, jack nicholas, arnold palmer, and of course tiger woods who was on a tear friday rolling in six birdies and finishing the day one shot off the lead.
his hot play interrupted only by foul weather and a blaring horn warning players to take cover. the storm creating hazards objeon the course, sending this security guard slipping and sliding into tiger on the greens. the golf legend limping, obviously shaken but finding his stroke and now entering the weekend in the hunt for a fifth green jacket which would be his first in 14 years. >> that's golf. you got to deal with the good and bad. some players got good breaks with the weather, others were challenged. >> fan favorites, phil mickelson and dustin johnson, as well as patrick reid, the defending champion, and kierdak. even president trump weighing in earlier this week. >> they're younger, they're stronger. they have never hit the ball this long, they have never hit the ball this accurately.
>> another bizarre moment of the day came on the 13th tee when zach johnson unintentionally hit his ball on a practice swing, surprising not only himself but the announcers. >> wow, i have never seen that. >> fortunately for johnson, judges did not rule it a penalty. several surprises in this tournament of champions where it's still anyone's game. for "today ", tammy leitner, nbc news. >> we were captivated by that. >> that guy, was it johnson who did it, who hit his practice swing, and they didn't call a penalty, that was crazy. >> i don't know. i feel like if i accidentally knocked my ball off the tee. >> that's the way you and i play. i know they played that way at augusta. shall we talk about the weather? >> yes, let's talk about the weather through the upper midwest where they cannot catch a break from the snow. minneapolis saw close to
10 inches, south of town we saw a little more ice. snowfall totals were 2 to 4 inches, it was enough to weigh down on the trees and power lines, winds were gusty, power outages are occurring out in that area, and it is going to remain about 15 to 20 degrees below average. temperatures will be pretty cold as well. we are looking for today's severe threat to go further south, especially down through louisiana and texas later on this afternoon into this evening, hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, all possible until th -- in this area. the rain . and we have a pretty mild start. 50 degrees in san francisco. wind speeds are light at about 8 miles per hour but as we head into the afternoon, expect mostly clear skies and warmer temperatures. temperatures will be climbing into the mid and upper 70s down through the south bay, 76 for san jose. 78 for morgan hill and 72 for oakland.
napa 76. santa rosa 77. warm conditions are expected through the weekend and as we head through saturday and even into sunday. >> and that's your latest forecast. still to come, one scientist's ground breaking discovery had everyone talking this week turned into a vicious online attack. who came to her defense. a miracle in the mountains, how two missing hikers were
the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. the almonds to walter. the beaches to the bums. and the fog to, who else, karl. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. morning with the weekly download. >> the immigration debate dominated the headlines, it's one of many stories we covered that started with tragic news out of afghanistan. a deadly attack in afghanistan
killed three american service members outside an air base near kabul. it was the deadliest day for u.s. forces there this year. a suicide bomber drove a massive car bomb into a convoy of american troops. the taliban claiming responsibility. a stunning arrest in a string of church fires in louisiana, 21-year-old holden matthews is in custody charged with arson after three historically black churches in southern louisiana burned in ten days. the suspect, the son of a local sheriffs deputy. >> it has been especially painful because it reminds us of a very dark past of intimidation and fear. actress felicity huffman along with a dozen other defendants pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in a college admissions scandal. her guilty plea could mean up to ten months in federal prison. prosecutors announcing additional charges for 16 others
for actors including lori loughlin and her husband mossimo. thank you to everyone for looking for us. we are grateful to be found tonight. >> two hikers who went missing on snowy mount baldy in california found alive after nearly five days. their footprints leading to their rescue. a deadly explosion rocked the town of durham, north carolina. >> i need at least a couple blocks closed down. >> a ruptured gas line led the massive blast that killed at least one and injured dozens. >> witnesses not only saw it but felt it. dream team, oprah winfrey and prince harry announce they're working together on a documentary series about mental health. >> harry and i are going to normalize it to the point that people will be like, hey, i got mental illness. >> the show set to laurcnch on apple tv plus next year. >> i love you guys, nan. >> two nba greats closed out their legendary careers in
style. >> wake county, i love you. >> fans celebrated the miami heat's dwayne wade and the dallas mavericks, dirk nowitzki one final time. >> i put you guys on a hell of a ride with a lot of up and downs. >> meanwhile, a surprise announcement stunned the l.a. lakers community when magic johnson decided to step down from his post as president. >> i want to go back being who i was before taking on this job. and in a viral moment of the week, a southwest flight attendant entertained a little nervous flier who gave travelers some extra attention including kisses to her fellow passengers! the most adorable thing i have seen all week. >> because you know there are probably other nervous fliers, too, and how much does that calm you down. >> they gave her the platinum status, southwest for life. >> i love that. i feel like if a baby kisses me and does that to me before a flight, it's going to be okay. >> it's a little blessing there. >> a blessing from a baby. >> although calvin does not like my kisses anymore. he thinks it's so funny, and i
kiss his cheek and he wipes it off. heartbreaking. >> we're going to talk about that later. we're going to get over this together. still to they are no ordinary dogs. we'll catch up with some of the game of throne biggest and furriest stars. and harry and meghan keeping mum on the royal birth including where baby sussex could be born. and one american city has gone "star wars" crazy. >> jo
saturday morning. i'm chris chmura, and vianey has your first look at the microclimate forecast. good morning. >> it is a good one. right now we're not very cold just chilly in some spots and san francisco we're okay. 50 degrees. wind speeds nice and light at 8 miles per hour. not a lot of cloud cover in dublin 44 degrees. so we do have a couple of areas waking up to 40s out there but eventually as we head in toward the afternoon, get ready because we'll be climbing into mid and upper 70s. and if you are heading into the city of san francisco, you can expect to see a high of about 68 degrees. but we're expecting a very warm weekend ahead. half at 67 and i have a feeling people will be hanging out at the coast and we'll be keeping this nice weather at least through today and in through tomorrow and then we have a couple of changes in the forecast that may impact the start of your workweek but i have you all covered not just for today but for the next seven days in a bit. >> a-plus on that forecast.
thank you, vianey. to the news. from the east coast to the east bay, 2020 presidential candidate eric swalwell is hitting the campaign trail. the hopeful was in south carolina on friday but on sunday he's scheduled to be at dublin high school for the first bay area rally. last night many came out to his high school to make signs and plan for the arrival and even facetime him. >> it is not every day someone from your home town is a viable candidate for the president of the united states. and so we're all in for eric. >> in the fourth term in d.c. graduated from dublin high school in 1999. he announced he's running for president back on tuesday. a castro valley wants you to see this woman, she's determined to find the person she's calling a guardian angel and said she saved her from being crushed by her car. this is the walgreens parking lot in hayward on wednesday and in the upper left you could see that there is cassandra hunter getting out of the white truck. she told us she doesn't realize
the car was still in reverse and it started rolling back and the door hit on her and fell on her and pinned her leg. the good samaritan rushed in to help. she wants to thank her very much so. coming up this morning on today in the bay, a fight over a fence at a skate park. the push in san jose to get it removed. that, plus all of your top stories, coming up at 7:00. right now we're going back to the "today" show in new york.
we are back on this saturday morn, april 13th. you're looking at what could be the longest line ever seen outside our studios here in new york. >> this line is insane. each week "snl" fans line up in hopes of stand-by tickets. this week people lined up starting on tuesday, even sleeping in the rain. why? the musical guest is the k-pop band bts. the host, emma stone, she's like what am i? >> it was wednesday. i said who -- for me, i was like what are you doing? they said, you know, bts. you should see some things that
they come up with so they can withstand the weather. these cool inflatable couches. they have it all worked out. >> it's a party. let's begin this half hour with a check of the headlines. a major storm system brought heavy rain and in some areas large hail from texas to mississippi overnight. the severe weather and rain continues this morning with 19 million people affected. western and central parts of texas are under a severe thunderstorm and tornado watch this evening as the storm moves east up to three inches of rain are expected from the south to the northeast through sunday. kim jong-un said today he's open to a third summit with president trump, but he gave an end of the year deadline for the u.s. to offer a nuclear deal that is acceptable to both countries. kim made those comments hours after the president and the south korean president, moon jae-in, met at the white house on friday. a faster internet could be
coming to your area eventually. the federal communications commission will hold the largest auction in history to boost the next generation of wireless service, 5g. the plans will take years to roll out, and the highest data speeds and internet capacity may not reach rural areas. the groundbreaking photo of that black hole recently captured bay team of scientists, one of those researchers was featured for her contribution, 29 katie bauman there. but the internet trolls came out in force. her colleagues rushing to her defense. jake ward joins us with more. what's the story behind this? >> the first photograph of a black hole, one that is 6 billion times the mass of our sun, it's bigger than our entire solar system, it's the thing any scientist should be proud of. it has us thinking about some of the biggest questions in the
universe. now the story has shifted to a mysterious force here on earth. and that is the viciousness of the internet. this week humanity revealed a picture of something so huge and amazing even einstein had not dared dream it existed. >> we have seen what we thought was unseeable. >> in the process one member of the telescope team became an instant i co instant icon. then the internet ruined it. within hour there's were debates questioning her credibility, fake twitter accounts, one soliciting online donations. top youtube results for the name katie bauman said she did far less work than men on her team it was the internet at its worse. a andrew chal came to her defense saying while i appreciate the congratulations on a result that
i worked hard on for years f you're congratulating me because you have a sexist vendetta against katie, please go away and reassess your priorities in life. >> if people with a louder megaphone do a better job of explaining history without facts, they will win the rhetorical war here. >> reporter: social media algorithms promote sensationalism over verifiable content. >> women continue to suffer discrimination. this is more so when you are a woman working in a male dominated field. >> reporter: humans can turn our planet into a giant telescope and photograph a one-way portal to eternity that's larger than our entire solar system but we can't project each other from the web. you guys, we reached out to several female space scientists to try to get them on camera. they all declined because they cited fears of online
retaliation. i pressed one of them, she said that she suffers regular threats of violence and rape, sometimes even on her office phone when she tweets about sexism. that's the kind of planet we're living on. >> unbelievable. i like how you ended that with the fact we can talk about the black hole, but down here on earth we have to get it together. >> reconsider your priorities. jake, thank you very much. >> dylan, you have another check of the weather? >> i do we have temperatures all over the place on the map. we have 60 to start off the day in boston. 34 in marquette. minneapolis at 31. washington, d.c. 63 degrees. we will see high temperatures get well above average today by as much as 15 degrees above average in new york city with a high of 75. atlanta, 80. that's the same general area, if you go further east to augusta, temperatures around 80 degrees. back behind this system, temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
that's 15 to 20 degrees below average. on sunday temperatures will cool off a bit in the northeast except washington, d.c. that sinks further to the south, the warm air does, a high of 77. chicago a high of 36 on sunday. 46 in pierre, south dakota. then on monday we are going to see those cooler temperatures trying to move to the east. charleston, west virginia drops to 55 degrees for a high. philly still hangs on to temperatures close to 70, then we warm back up. wichita, 77 degree . morning lows in the 40s and 50s. right now in dublin, 44 degrees. we can expect to see the clear conditions linger and stick around through the afternoon making way for a mostly sunny day ahead. microclimate highs will climb into the warmer 70s, upper 70s up through the north bay and through the east bay. santa rosa 77 degrees, in through oakland 72, concord 76 and through the south bay.
we'll keep this dry and warm weekend ahead as we head in towards tonight and into sunday. >> and that is your latest forecast. threw in a little wichita for you. >> wichita kansas city appreciates it. dylan. >> just ahead, "game of thrones" gets set for its final season premiere. we will take you behind the scenes to see some of the furry stars. and the tax deadline is looming. we have tips to help you avoid a filing headache. first these messages. ♪ i was just finishing a ride. i felt this awful pain in my chest. i had a pe blood clot in my lung. i was scared. i had a dvt blood clot. having one really puts you in danger of having another. my doctor and i chose xarelto®. xarelto®. to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner that's proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt or pe blood clots from happening again. in clinical studies, almost 98% of patients on xarelto® did not experience another dvt or pe.
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remind us of the biggest changes. the standard deduction doubled for individuals and couples, and some people who itemize will notice big changes to popular deductions like mortgage interest payments and medical expene expen expenses. deductions on state, local and property taxes are capped at $10,000. that could be a big hit for some. 2018 is also the last year for the healthcare mandate penalties, if you were not covered for all or part of 2018 you may be hit with a fee. >> april 15th is a matter of hours away. some people may need to file an extension. what do people need to know if they want that extension. >> i can take that one, too. you can request an extension if you need more time to file but that doesn't give you more time to pay. you need to estimate your tax bill and pay as much as you can by the 15th. you could get hit with interest and fees for anything due after
that date. if you can't pay it all at once, you can call the irs and request a payment plan. and that's really easy to do. you can do it online. but again t doesn't get rid of those fees and interest on anything until after the 15th. >> for every taxpayer, how can we lower our 2019 tax burden? >> started with saving as much as you can through your 401(k) through your employer. that can lower your taxable income. if your employer offers a flexible spending account, you can set aside $2,700 of pre-tax income for medical expenses. some ira's are tax deductible, and you can set aside $6,000. work with your employer if you had a big tax bill in 2018. you can adjust your withholdings, and hopefully that means you're taking out the right amount of money. >> this year was confusing for people. 2020 means more changes coming
as well including what would be sort of a revamped w4 form. what is that about? >> the current w4 form is relatively simple to complete. the irs released a draft of a more complicated form that asked for more detailed information. things like your itemized deductions, income from interest and dividends, income from all of your jobs and your spouse's income. this information is available to your employer. >> i want to cry right now. >> there is a spouse for that. >> you used the word irs and complicated. >> it's true. we have not seen the final version of this form. the irs will release an updated version later this year. there is a bright side to this. if you fill out a more accurate or detailed w4, that means that you're paying the right amount of taxes throughout the year. people love to get a tax refund, it feels like winning the lottery. the reality is that just meant you gave the government an interest-free loan.
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wolf like smile. thor and odin are no ordinary dogs. they're dire wolves, that's thor as gray wind, and odin as summer. furry characters with a huge following in the megahit "game of thrones." people come from around the world to this small village south of belfast for a pet and a picture. >> i mean, they're really cute, aren't they, i just want to like take them home. >> the dogs are northern ineuit bread to lock like wolves, big, strong. he bought the dogs with all of his savings as a life guard when he was 18. just weeks later, the dogs changed his life. >> i got a phone call from the breeder saying some tv show wants to use my dogs and i was like, cool, what's the show about. and i was like what's the show
about, and swords and shields and stuff. >> it's become the most popular show in the world and big business for will, with tours, doggy meet and greets, roles as extras. that's will as a wildling, younger brothers ross and caylee got in the act, all three in "game of thrones." even the dad had a role, the slave master in season one. thor and odin's acting days ended in season one. the wolfes are computer generated now. their careers as doggy stars are going strong. they're insured for a million dollars each with their own social media accounts, regular spa days, and the occasional diva moment, big dog style. it's truly a dog's life. >> wouldn't change it? >> wouldn't change it for anything? >> no, i'm pretty happy.
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>> good morning and thank you for joining us, "today in the bay," i'm chris chmura. vianey arana is here with your microclimate forecast. >> and some spots have fog. san francisco waking up to foggy conditions. here is a different view. this is the skyline there and you could see off in the distance back there where the golden gate bridge is we're still noticing areas with fog but don't worry, that fog is expected to burn off by mid-afternoon and that is going to make way for mostly clear skies. right now temperatures in the 40s in santa rosa, 47 degrees. and napa 45. hayward 49. and a couple of low 50s in the south bay at about 50 degrees. but we're expecting above seasonal temperatures for the afternoon. take a look at your south bay daytime highs. morgan hill 78, gilroy 79. and could creep into the very first 80s on the map that we've seen in a while. we haven't seen 80s in a long same. san jose 75 and los gatos 76 and oakland 71. and we'll keep this dry warmer weather but the question is now
hor lounge. i'll have that answer coming up at 7:00 a.m. >> sunscreen today. >> lots of it. >> excellent. vianey, thank you very much. from the east coast to the east bay, 2020 candidate eric swalwell is hitting the campaign trail e. was in on south carolina on friday and on sunday he's scheduled to be at dublin high school for the first bay area area. last night 40 supporters came out to his high school to make signs and plans for his arrival. even facetime him. >> the best part of about this is that not every day from your home town is a viable candidate for the president of the united states and we're all in for eric. >> all-in. the east bay congressman in the fourth term in d.c. graduated from dublin high school back in 1999. swalwell announced he's running for president on tuesday. a castro valley woman wants you to see this video. she's determined to find a person she called her guardian angel and saved her from being crushed by a car. this is the walgreens parking lot in hayward on wednesday. watch the upper left-hand koorn
corner of the screen. you could see cassandra hunter not realizing the car was still in reverse when she got out and it started to roll back. the door hit her and she fell and her leg was pinned underneath. so she said the good samaritan rushed in help. she doesn't know who it is. and cass anda raw wants to thank her very much. >> security cameras everywhere. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," a fight over a fence at a skate park. the push in san jose to get it removed. that plus all of your top stories coming up at 7:00 a.m. right now back to the "today" show.
good morning, twister threat. severe storm warnings threaten nearly 20 million people from texas to alabama. large hail, damaging wind and a high chance of tornadoes throughout weekend. dylan is tracking it all. border battle, president trump slams reports claiming he pressured his new homeland security secretary to shut down the border, that as the president acknowledged he's considering sending detained migrants from the border to so called sanctuary cities. >> we'll give them more people. we can give them a lot, we can give them an unlimited supply. >> democrats blasting the idea calling unworthy of the presidency. >> and baby watch, britain
braces for the arrival of the newest royal as signs emerge of a nontraditional birth. we'll explain, saturday, april 13th, 2019. >> good morning, tennessee. >> my first trip to new york, i want to meet dylan. >> hi from springfield, mass. >> we're on the "today" show. look it up. >> yesterday i was on my couch, and now i'm here live. >> hey, everybody in austin. >> running a half marathon tomorrow, but first the "today" show. >> we love it. good morning, welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. it's a little cloudy outside but it's warmer today. we'll take that. >> like that little girl who was on the couch yesterday and today she is on the sto"today" show.
if you want to show us your spirit without traveling to the plaza, you can send us a shout out by sharing a video with the hash tag my today plaza. >> show you clips from around the country. we have a lot to get to. the president slamming reports that he pressured his homeland security secretary to shut down the border as he pushes for a new plan to send immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities. >> reporter: overnight many mayors of sanctuary city said immigrants are welcome, all but daring the president to -- this morning, there are questions about the cost, the legality, and just the technical challenges of transports migrants to put them on planes or buss and the move may be counter productive for the president's goals. what does he hate about this current po what does he hate about this current policy, the so called catch and release, and he claims that many migrants don't show up for their immigration hearings.
in these sanctuary cities, law enforcement or i.c.e. might have a harder time apprehending migrants because after all, local authorities don't cooperate with federal authorities on immigration. i have to say it has been a remarkable 48 hours. first, "the washington post" reported that trump was considering this plan, transporting migrants, then officials at the white house and dhs said the central plan had been considered and rejected. it was simply unworkable. the president revived it on twitter, and really owned it on camera. it all comes after kirstjen nielsen, secretary of homeland security resigned after visiting the border with the president last week and the president plans to make kevin mcaleenan his acting dh secretary. and considering sending more troops to the border and according to administration officials, may have troops build temporary shelters on the border. sheinelle, peter. >> thank you. there's a lot more to get to starting with a developing story from japan a u.s. naval sailor stabbed a japanese woman before
taking his own life. japan's foreign minister providing that news. the navy is working with local police to look into the deaths. navy officials said this is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation. about 26,000 american troops are stationed in okinawa. fisher-price has recalled nearly 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies died in the rock 'n play sleeper over the past ten years. most of the deaths occurred after babies rolled over from their backs or sides to their stomachs. parents should stop using the sleeper immediately. 20 million people are under a severe weather threat. tornadoes possible across parts of the south, and dylan is back with a look at the details. where is this going? >> it's moving into eastern texas, and we are going to see it affect that area, especially later on this afternoon. in the meantime right now, it's affecting western texas across oklahoma and to arkansas, too. we have severe thunderstorm
watches and tornado watches in effect for a couple of hours in the area across west and central texas, and as we go into this afternoon, we're going to see more storms fire up. these storms have the potential of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour. there is that strong threat of tornadoes, and also hail an inch or larger in diameter. especially in this zone that includes most of louisiana, central parts of mississippi and also east central parts of texas. now, tomorrow it shirts farther to the east across the appalachians, still looking at the threats of damaging wind and also large hail with isolated tornadoes possible. heavy rain is likely to fall in this area along the mississippi river where we still have several flood gauges above flood stage. that is continuing to cause some flooding. any additional rain could cause more flooding in the area. that looks like we could end up with about 2 to 3 inches of rain, some areas across arkansas could be closer to about 3 to 4 inches of rain. that is not good news for those folks still dealing with the flooding in that area.
the severe storms will be the big story today. we could see a few stronger storms this morning through the carolinas and virginia. temperatures look mild in the northeast, in the upper plains and upper midwest, temperatures look like they will be about 15 to 20 degrees below average. hi upper 40s and still chilly. livermore 44. san jose 50 degrees. and this mild start will warm up. making way for a very warm afternoon. your microclimate highs for today will climb into the upper 70s for gilroy 79 degrees. morgan hill 78. in through the east bay, similar conditions as well. the clear skies will prevail as we head into oakland, 71. hayward 74. and we'll keep dry, sunny conditions through the weekend. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. still ahead, the anticipation building as the world awaits the arrival of the latest royal. but harry and meghan are
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who really know how to deliver it. a welcome back. >> harry and meghan have said the birth of their first child would be a private affair. but they are breaking from the traditions. >> the count downis on, but still no news on where or when baby sussex will be born. british media report it may be a home birth. harry and meghan's new home in
windsor. >> they have said quite flatly that they want to celebrate the birth of the baby privately for a bit. kate middleton gave birth to her children at the hospital in london. as did diana. first prince william and then his younger brother harry. all of their births were covered extensively by the media camped outside of the hospitals. they're moving to frog more in windsor away from the other young royals and away from the prying eyes of the public. >> it's considerably more private than staying in one of the lon ton palaces. >> and now this announcement. the duke and duchess are grateful for the good will they've received and have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of
their baby private. she won't be the first royal to do so. queen elizabeth's children were all born at home t although in her case home was at buckingham parents, slightly higher in the u.s. where only 1% of parents choose an at-home birth. >> a home birth offers you a security in terms of knowing where you're going to be. you have that reduced anxiety level because it's within the comforts of your own home. >> also kept under wraps, the baby gender and name, the bookies favorite are victoria. in the palace, mum is the word. >> home births are coming back in fashion, they still only account for about 1% of births here in the u.s. >> in britain, the numbers are slightly higher but the government has advised healthy women it's safer to have their
babies at home. >> it's a great conversation. nbc medical contributor, dr. natalie azar is here. it's a hot topic, let's go over the gist of it. a lot of people have questions about the idea of a home birth. a lot of people love the concept of it but they're afraid of it. >> i think you hit the nail on the head, sheinelle. first and foremost, every woman should have the right to make a medically informed decision that is right for her, and while you can't control everything in a pregnancy and a delivery, there are certain things you can think about to maybe increase the chances of a favorable outcome if you're doing a home delivery. >> clearly there are obviously risks associated with this, but there are some benefits. a lot of people embrace that special moment at their own home. what are the benefits, scientifically, not just emotionally but medically of staying at home. >> definitely people will say, the women will say that they feel they have more say in what happens, thech moy have more ag shared decision making.
some of the research shows that if you're a low risk woman, having a home delivery, your outcomes are comparable to that in a hospital, and then you're doing it at home. another thing research has shown is interventions are less, less e pe lacerations,less c sections, less maternal infections. the outcomes can be favorable in the right settling. we talk about what is a high risk situation or what are the characteristics where you may not want to consider doing this, and there are a few. if you're having a multiple gestation, high blood pressure, a history of gestational diabetes, a prior c section, the list goes on and on, any position, breach, what we call advanced maternal age, those will be considered riskier to do a home dlelivery, not impossibl. >> what are some of the questions they should ask their midwife to make sure it's as safe as possible. >> i think you need to know your medical history very well. if you're a healthy woman with
an uncomplicated pregnancy, you want to know is your midwife certified. and also you want to ask them do they have a collaboration with an obstetrician and a hospital in case there is an emergency, how frequently have they had to transfer and how close to a hospital are you. those are just some questions that were actually given to us by nurse mid wives as good questions to ask in the screening process. >> you're good. dr. natalie azar, thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks chl. >> thanks, doctor, so much. a sneak peek at the galaxy far far away, the first trailer for the latest film and one particular who shows up. plus "game of thrones" fans bracing for the beginning of the end right after these messages.
this, well, the mother of all fan conventions, star wars fanatics, they have descended on chicago to celebrate the galaxy far far away. >> revealing big news about star wars episode nine. dylan, you have the details. >> to say the force is with the city of chicago, that would be an understatement. there is a five-day star wars celebration taking place as we speak. yes, there's jedis and plenty of light sabers but the biggest news came yesterday when director j.j. abrams took the stage with his cast, the final film in the sky walkers saga has been shrouded in secrecy until now. abrams announced the film's title, which is "the rise of sky walker", the geekery gets even better. they released a trailer for the movie. take a look. ♪
we'll always be with you. no one's ever really gone. >> so no surprise, fans lost their collective minds, alanna tweeting, oh, i was not emotionally prepared for this. how about this one, bill lee dee williams, you beautiful beautiful man. i'm so glad to see you back. perhaps lin manuel miranda summed it up best, simply, reader, i screamed. fans will be thrilled to hear the late carrie fisher will have a key part in sky walker. he has enough unused footage in fisher from the force awakens to give her a significant role in the movie. >> that's amazing. and i will say brian said is it okay if i go see the movie with jr. when is this coming out. december 20th. i think we'll put that on the
calendar. we're good. >> this movie is going to break every record. >> it's going to be fun to introduce it to a new generation. first up, grab your cutoffs and flower crowns, it's coachella time, everyone, the two weekend six day music festival kicked off last night with performances by kacey musgraves, and childish gambino. other top acts include ariana grande, wait, there's more, also taking the stage this weekend are billy ilish, khalid, and idris elba who is also a dj. the final day falls on easter sunday, naturally kanye west will perform bringing his take on worship, which he calls sunday service to the festival next week. no tickets, no problem, coachella will live stream some of the acts on you tube. >> that's cool. moving on to k pop
megastars, b it,ts, the korean band released a new album called map of the soul persona, and features ed sheeran and halsey who sings in korean on the track, boy with love. that video was released yesterday, and already has more than 88 million views. >> since yesterday. >> since yesterday. in more bts news, the group makes its snl debut as musical guests alongside host emma stone. fans have been outside the studios for days hoping for tickets, stand by tickets. we have been walking by them daily as both studios are here in 30 rock. to put this in perspective, critics say we haven't seen boy band fan dom like this since the beatles rch beatles. the little show you may have heard, "game of thrones" is back for its 8th and final season on sunday, before jon snow, kit
harrington leaves that cloak and beard behind, he's reflecting on it all and getting personal with willie. >> you have said for all the great things that came out of this show, by far the best is that you met your wife on this show. >> what more could i ask, that's it. >> and not everyone meets his wife chasing her down a snowy mountainside and ending up with a knife to your threat. >> it happens that we met in the show. and we've always tried not to be defined by that a bit. it's just a job we met on. and i think once the show finishes, we get to kind of break free of it a bit and just be us. which is a really nice feeling. >> and you can catch willie's interview with kit harrington tomorrow on sunday today. >> i love that. >> you know, it's funny, willie talked about this, i can't wait until you see, he asked him why he didn't wear a hat in a lot of scenes. scenes. >> got some binging to do.
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coming up next, on today in the bay .... a woman gets pinned under her . good morning, i'm chris chmura. coming up next on "today in the bay," a woman gets pinned under her car in the east bay. the search for the good samaritan who saved her life. plus parking problem at the new chase center making people panic and it is not even open yet. what one woman did so she wouldn't have to deal with the chaos. also we're tracking a sunny saturday. vianey arana said upper 70s are in the forecast this weekend. gos
- - - - here is a live look outside -- good morning. the time is 7:00 on the nose. and that is a live look at downtown san jose where we see some sun. and i think we'll see a whole bunch more today. good morning, i'm chris chmura in for kira klapper. vianey arana is here with a first look at your microclimate