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good morning. pummeled. in boston nearly a foot of new snow on the ground this morning whipped around by winds of 65 miles an hour making it feel like a bitter 35 below. mass transit already shut down roads across the region a nightmare be with and power outages expected to climb througho the day. all told nearly 100 million people affected by this storm. we are live. our reporters battling the elements. gunned down. breaking news overnight. police in denmark shoot and kill a terror suspect who opened fire on them near a train station. that suspect believed to be responsible for two deadly attacks. this morning, the investigation into whether he may have been part of a larger terror cell. trouble in the skies.
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terrifying moments for flyers several planes hit by severe turbulence overnight sending seven people to the hospital. on another flight a surprised stow-away as a passenger stung by a scorpion. and live from new york -- 40 years of "snl." >> hi i'm buckwheat. remember me? >> i can see russia from my house. >> could it be satan? >> surprise! >> only just getting started. in a few hours, cast members new and old will take over studio 8h for a show like no other. we have a review and a look at one crew member of the show they really can't live today, "today," sunday february 15th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer is in boston this morning where the snow is really coming down as promised. but she looks like she's snug inside the blue mobile. we'll check in with her in just a moment. the weather is of course our top story. all the reporters are out there in the field this morning. the snow has already been falling heavily in boston for hours at this point. as new england is dealing with that non-stop snow tens of millions of people are dealing with a huge drop in the temperature. we are covering it all for you from the middle of the storm. we begin with nbc's miguel almaguer who's in boston this morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. it was a tough night and it will be an even longer day here in boston and beyond. they are waking up in this region saying here we go again. there is simply no place to put all of this snow. as you can see, it is still hammering down. overnight and into this morning, steady snow and whipping winds across new england. this crippling storm with
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blizzard-like conditions blasting millions from maine to connecticut. >> it's terrible. it's hard to walk down to. >> reporter: in boston where almost 80 inches of snow has already fallen this winter -- >> it's a disaster. >> reporter: -- nearly a foot more expected. today, rail bus and ferry service all suspended. another paralyzing blast in this historic winter. >> my car might not move for another month if i don't get it out of here in the next 20 minutes or so. >> reporter: officials are pleading with the public. >> we urge you all to stay off the roads. >> reporter: stay home. the roads not just dangerous, tle they could be deadly. on i-90 in erie pennsylvania this weekend, a more than 100-car pileup. while further to the west in indiana, accidents littered the roadway. >> everybody was going a little bit too fast. come up in this whiteout. >> reporter: the winds won't help today. in some areas, nearly hurricane
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force gusts are expected. power outages, flooding and beach erosion, a major concern along the coast. . in maine, they could see a whopping two more feet of snow the national guard already deployed. >> if i stayed inside for the entire time that it's going to snow this winter i feel like i'd probably be inside forever. >> reporter: it's not just snow and wind but the bone-chilling cold. this arctic blast could drop the windchill in some areas to negative 35 degrees. what a headache on this holiday weekend. erica? >> that it is. headache is putting it mildly i think, miguel. thank you. with those vicious winds with be no surprise along the coast of massachusetts, the storm is really nasty this morning. the weather channel's jim cantore ry is in plymouth. jim, good morning. >> reporter: lester this relentless winter continues here across southeastern new england. we are in plymouth mass. you can see behind my the wave action here in the bay has just been huge. some of it splashed over into
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the parking lot. the wind a little different with this blizzard though. it is a little offshore so we aren't seeing it run up to this area. back in january with the blizzard the water actually came up through here and ran right into this area. the deal with this storm -- the storm, the intensity and the winds. winds are already gusting to 65. miles an hour. all sorts of records just continue to be shattered in the boston area. a little bit of a saving grace is it is sunday as opposed to monday morning for a rush hour. but another day where mass transit shut down over 400 cancellations at logan airport. nobody's going anywhere on the roads in these conditions. even when it stops snowing, you can see the irnntensity of the snow creates visibility below zero. by this time tomorrow morning, windchills will be 20 to 25 below. even when it is not snowing, relentless cold follows each storm, another potential already for midweek next week.
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will it ever end? we'll just have to say and see in boston. we are number three now all-time for the season of boston. a lot of that coming in the last 30 days. >> i think jim cantore was literally disappearing. >> that was wicked. that's exactly what you would say in boston. right, dylan? wicked awful is probably how it is being described or perhaps in more harsh terms we can't say on morning television. i know you have a closer look you are there in the blue mobile at what's coming up with the storm. >> yes, we've got another several hours to go. by noon 1:00 we'll see this storm pull away. but in the meantime, look out the front of the blue mobile here. this street was actually literally just plowed 90 seconds ago. you can see the road is already back covered with snow. that's the wind blowing from left to right here across the road. this is the problem why you can't be out on the roads. because when those gusts pick up up to around 30 to 40 miles
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per hour you are instantly in whiteout conditions and it is impossible to see around you. the crews have been out. stay off the roads, stay home until at least noon today for them to get going on the roads. but we are going to see this storm system remain strong for the next several hours. winds will continue to toss the snow around because this is a light and fluffy snow. winds are only going to get stronger as this storm system pulls away. so overnight we're looking for winds to still be up around 40 to 60 miles per hour and that is going to create just dangerously cold windchills. this is a holiday week coming up. we've got presidents' day on monday and school vacation week. a lot of folks will be out to try to play in the snow ski vacations. but when you look at windchills 30 degrees below zero any exposed skin can get frostbite very quickly. we are talking about some wild numbers here but it is in fact very dangerous to be outdoors especially monday. we'll start to see improvements though temperature wise as we go through the week but the windchills are going to be just incredible especially later on
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today and into monday morning. guys? >> all right, dylan. thanks. as you can expect from a storm of this size you can really see it on the graphics dylan showed us. there are plenty of travel problems rippling across the country. so far this morning, more than 1,800 flights have been canceled. a majority of those are from new york area airports and from boston's logan international. let's turn to late-breaking developments now in those terror attacks in denmark. this morning the suspect accused of a horrific shooting spree there is dead. nbc's kelly koeb. >> reporter: they tracked down the suspect using the city's network of surveillance cameras and information from a taxi driver. they were waiting for are him early this morning. police say when he showed up he shot at them and they shot back. after a 12-hour manhunt, it all ended here. the man suspected of two terror
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attacks shot dead by police early this morning in northern copenhagen. the danish police commissioner said they believed the gun man manacted alone. it all started at this cafe yesterday afternoon. dozens of bullets crashing through the glass. inside controversial swedish artist lars wilkes was holding a talk on free speech and islam. he was unharmed but two others were killed and a police officer injured. hours later, more gunfire, this time at a synagogue. police evacuated a nearby train station and locked down the streets. >> looked out the windows. saw this guy lining the street just on the other side of the pavement. >> reporter: a jewish man guarding the synagogue was killed. two more police officers were wounded. >> we will do everything we can to protect the jewish community in our country.
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>> reporter: the shootings eerily reminiscent of last month's attacks in paris. cartoonists at french satirical magazine "charlie hebdo" were massacred. hours later 17 were dead. lars wilks was on the same list after drawing the prophet moment as moemd as mohammed as a dog in 2007. his house was firebombed and he was put under police protection. so police at this point still aren't naming this suspect and the questions now of course who was he and what was his motive. was it somehow tied to those paris attacks. also this morning, israel's prime minister once again telling european jews they're not safe and they shouldn't move to israel. lester? >> thank you very much kelly. we are also keeping a close
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eye on ukraine this morning where fragile cease-fire took effect -- just took effect today. already there are reports of fighting however. nbc's kristin welker is at the house with more and how the president is keeping a close watch on this. >> reporter: erica, good morning. that's right, there were reports of minor shelling overnight but largely, this cease-fire seems to be holding. the u.n. security council is going to hold an emergency meeting today. meanwhile, president obama continues to monitor the situation while he vacations in palm springs. he's been in close contact with his allies yesterday speaking with the german chancellor and the president of ukraine, all leaders stress the need for this cease-fire to stay in place. and there is skepticism that that can happen. there was heavy fighting in the hours leading up to the cease-fire. now here's what the deal calls for. it calls for all sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the front lines immediately while reforms are worked on to ukraine's constitution. that is going to be a tough sell for both sides.
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now this is something that the obama administration has been pushing for. secretary kerry traveling to the region. president obama speaking with german chancellor angela merkel here at the white house on monday. he also spoke with russian president vladimir putin. this is a small glimmer of hope in a crisis that has raged on now for more than ten months and claimed more than 5,000 lives. erica. >> thank you. there have been some scary moments aboard several flights to hawaii overnight because of the weather. yes, powerful storms over hawaii led to some severe turbulence. seven people were hospitalized after a united flight from newark declared an emergency and landed in honolulu saturday. six other flights were diverted from maui to honolulu because of the storms. heavy rain and wind gusts up to 59 miles an hour caused extensive damageoahu. another emergency on an
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alaskan airlines flight from los angeles. it was turned around just before takeoff whether a passenger reported being stung by a scorpion. this picture was tweeted out by a passenger. the injured passenger got off the plane and declined medical treatment. flight attendants killed the scorpion. airline officials say it is unclear how the scorpion made its way on the flight. a manhunt is under way for the suspect in the shooting over a las vegas mother over a road rage incident. police released the sketch of a man who may be involved. tammy meyers was on her way home thursday after giving her daughter a driving lesson. a confrontation erupted with the occupants of a grey or silver sedan. that car followed her home and according to reports, one of the suspects shot meyers in the head. her son came out and fired at the car. last night the family said they would take her off life support. an update on a case involving golfer robert allenby who last month was found injured on a street in hawaii after playing in a tournament there,
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his cash and credit cards missing. this week honolulu police announced the arrest of a 32 year-olds man with charges of identity theft and the use of allenby's credit cards. a spokesperson also confirmed allenby did not patronize an adult establishment as had been previously reported. a police detective told the associated press it was a case of mistaken identity. and how about 19-year-old zach levine who wowed the veterans last night at the nba's slam dunk contest. take a look. levine blue the competition away with an off the post through the legs slam. he is the youngest to win the trophy since kobe bryant did. he did it at 18. one of levine's dunks was inspired by the movie "space jam" that came out when he was just 1 year old. but he almost hit his head on the rim, he was so high. >> that's amazing. 18. >> can we just talk scorpions for a moment? would you get back on that plane? >> no! i want a new plane!
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>> those flight attendants, they killed the scorpion. >> i want a brand-new plane. >> sheinelle, thanks. >> 19 by the way. not 18. dylan is in boston with a check of the rest of the country's forecast for us this morning. again, hey, dylan. >> hey, guys. yeah we are driving around in the snowstorm, the latest snowstorm to hit boston. conditions are really just bad. they're going to stay bad over the next several hours up until around noon 1:00. then we also have another storm system. this one will develop through plains and move through eventually the mid-atlantic into tuesday. it will develop overnight and we could see accumulating snow and rice. little rock and memphis could see up to a half an inch of ice possible sunday into monday. we could also see some accumulating snow across parts ever tennessee. this has the potential to develop into another storm system for the mid-atlantic. it is not quite set in stone if
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it is going to make its way up to boston but washington, d.c. and new york city this time around on tuesday could see some accumulating snow. we'll watch that one for and a good sunday. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. a frigid day today. gusty, gusty winds, so be careful. dangerously cold outside. we'll see winds gusting 50 to 55 miles per hour temperatures 13 to 16 and windchills a lot colder than that. winds out of the northwest at 20 to 25 miles an hour but gusting higher than that. a couple of chances of snow, but by monday, mostly sunny, frigid. another chance for snow on wednesday, and temperatures right back into the 20s thursday and friday. and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> we're going to send you a care package, we decided, dylan. >> lester is going to put a ticket to hawaii in that care package. >> we miss you. >> that would be amazing! >> let's not go too far. okay? is. >> he'll get you the sunscreen. >> i was thinking candy bars or
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chocolate to anything - everything. with hershey's spreads, the possibilities are delicious. one thing is for sure -- this will be a hilarious walk down memory lane tonight for the "saturday night live" anniversary special. >> sheinelle is in the orange room with a look at some of the characters you would like to see make an appearance on tonight's show. >> yes. some of these characters just make you laugh just thinking about it. first up we have the coneheads. remember them playing "family feud"? >> i want you to tell me the first thing that comes into your head which will probably be a low flying plane. okay? >> proceed, human. proceed. >> name a famous explorer. >> dan aykroyd was out of this world. then there is catholic
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schoolgirl mary catherine gallagher whose antics made her hard to forget. >> i slipped. mary beth gallagher. >> mary catherine gallagher. mary catherine gallagher. >> many mentioning the bickering couple gumby and pokey who aren't too happy to work together in this clip. ♪ we are birds of a feather ♪ >> oh. oh. i love him. >> and i love him. >> gumby, of course was played by eddie murphy who will be returning and re-uniting for the "snl" family for the first time in 30 years tonight. we were just talking about that lester and erica. anyone you're hoping to see tonight? >> i'm really excited about eddie murphy. >> i want to see the land shark skit again. >> candy gram. candy gram. all of it. i can't wait for the show.
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back dozens of favorite cast members and popular hosts. ♪ it's one hell of a day in the neighborhood ♪ >> including eddie murphy his first time back in more than 30 years, as well as five of the original cast members. other favorites include dana carvey mike meyers chris rock adam sandler and will ferrell. plus two of "snl's" funniest women -- detina fey and amy poehler together gun. justin timberlake will be here but we're not sure if he's singing. paul simon and paul mccartney will though. just like regular editions of "snl," it will be live so anything could happen lorn michaels the show's creator and executive producer told matt every returning star wanted a sketch but there just wasn't enough time. >> i have some worries about how long the show will be. and three hours is a very long
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time. >> reporter: still, michael says the show will be high-energy, fun, and mark the return of some of your favorite characters. >> i slipped. mary catherine gallagher. >> you can see the 40th anniversary special at 8:00 7:00 central here on nbc. those of us who work at night, when they're in town they're like the cool kids in the building. you pass them in the hallway or elevator -- >> you think i'm ridinging in the elevator with that guy which is interestingly enough what they think when they ride in the elevator with lester holt. so it goes both ways. >> i don't know about that. it is fun. >> you're not allowed on that floor tonight, are you? >> i'm not even sure i'm going to get back into the building to work tonight. still to come on "today" from the hardwood to the runway since when do the nba's biggest stars become fashion icons? pl my tempur-pedic made me fall in love with mornings again. i love how it conforms to my body. with tempur-pedic the whole bed is comfortable.
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just a few minutes before 8:30 on this sunday. you are waking up this morning to dangerous cold and high winds. the wind could be to blame for this tree that fell on to this house here in newtown square delaware county. this happened overnight. fortunately, nobody was hurt. now let's get a check of that forecast with first alert meteorologist, michelle grossman. michelle, the winds, doesn't seem like they're dying down anytime soon. >> no, we'll have the winds with us all day long into tonight. a little better on monday but still that cold air sticks with us. let's take a look outdoors. a little more sunshine than we saw yesterday. we will see partly sunny skies. the big story this morning being the winds, the cold 9 right now in philadelphia 7 in allentown. you factor in the winds, it feels like 11 below zero in philadelphia and it feels like 28 below zero in mt. pocono. bundle up as you head out this morning. by monday frigid once again. some snow monday night into tuesday, rebounding to 28 degrees. first of snow once again on wednesday into the 30s. right back into the deep freeze thursday and friday 24 on friday and watching another chance for rain possibly some
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snow mixing in on saturday 34. you can track the weather this week with our nbc 10 news and our weather apps. you can also use the apps to post your photos and show us what's happening in your neighborhood. now let's take a live look at philadelphia international airport. the bitter blast is causing some slight cancellations and delays this morning of up to about 15 minutes. remember if you're headed out to pick somebody up or you're going to be flying today, you can check the status of your flight by calling 1-800-phl-gate. i'm rosemary connors. michelle and i will see you right back here at 9:00.
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hard to believe that 30 years ago today, "the breakfast club" was released in theaters. >> i loved this movie. my roommate my freshman year would watch it incessantly. and if you loved the movie like marilyn and i do you can see it on the big screen next month. they're doing a limited run to celebrate the 30th anniversary in theaters so you might want to make a date with some of your bffs to go see that. meantime we have a great hearty crowd out here on the plaza. you say this is summer to you
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because you are from buffalo. so it is summer for you. >> florida girls. >> she's wearing flip-flops -- no. we have a lot to get to in this half-hour. we want to get you caught up on the morning's headlines. boston getting walloped by yet another winter storm plunging temperatures there. massive winds and, yes, a lot more snow. already more than 1, 00 flights have been canceled across the country, 1,800, mostly from boston and new york area airports. if you're in the region and have to outside, officials stress please be careful. the man believed to be behind two deadly terror attacks in denmark is dead. he killed two people and injured several people policers. the suspect believed to have been killed overnight in a shoot-out. rough winds over hawaii made for scary flights overnight. some people were sent to the hospital but everyone is expected to be okay. all eyes are on the nba
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all-stars this weekend and how they perform on the basketball court, of course. but some of the guys are also being noticed for their fashion. also ahead, looking for love in the 21st century is as easy as swiping to the left or to the right. but there are major privacy concerns so if you date online you'll need to hear this. and later as we look back at 40 years of "saturday night live," there is one person who's been with the show for more than half of his existence. his role so crucial that a number of cast members would be lot of without him. who could it be? you'll just have to watch and see. let's begin this half-hour with another check of this monster storm and bitter cold. dylan remains in boston. how is it looking out there, dylan? >> reporter: well out here it is a lot colder than it is in the blue mobile but you didn't think i was going to stay in there the whole time did you? i kind of want to show you just exactly what we're seeing here in boston because we've shown you so many times the huge mounds of snow that we have here. while they are impressive i want you to see just how much
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actual snow is on the ground. we've got benches over here and the snow is just blowing right over it. that's what we're dealing with. this is why we have really no more room to put any additional snow. so far in boston in the past couple of hours, we have seen thunder snow with snowfall rates at about three inches per hour. imagine a downpour like you see in a regular thunderstorm though it happens to be snow instead of pouring rain. we've hs willalso had very gusty winds. in plymouth massachusetts, we've already had wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. it is very cold. this is a very light and flufffullyfluffy snow and it gets tossed around in the wind very easily. that's why we're looking at whiteout conditions blizzard conditions. even if the snow stops, blowing snow will remain an issue. this storm is going to start winding down early this afternoon. by 1:00 the snow should be done but the winds are going to last through the night and into tomorrow morning. we are looking at brutally cold
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windchills. by monday morning, back from detroit, all the way up into new england and even stretching down into areas like north carolina. we are looking at windchills below zero. in boston it is going to be very cold tomorrow morning with windchills about 30 degrees below zero. so it is only going to get worse within and a good sunday. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. a frigid day today. gusty, gusty winds so be careful. dangerously cold outside. we're going to see winds gusting 50 to 55 miles per hour. temperatures, 13 to 16 and windchills a lot colder than that. winds out of the northwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour but gusting higher than that as i mentioned. a couple chances for snow this workweek. by monday mostly sunny, frigid 19 degrees, and we're tracking the chance for snow monday into tuesday, 28 degrees. another chance of snow on wednesday. and temperatures right back into the 20s thursday and friday. all right, dylan, thanks for that. there is a little bit of a new trend popping up in fashion these days. you may have started to notice
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it. it has a lot to do with these tall gentlemen. the nba's biggest stars. basketball players have been everywhere at this year's new york fashion week. nbc's kristen dahlgren is here to explain why. they're not just after the clothes. they're a little bit more involved. >> yeah. fashion week got a whole lot bigger this year about 6'5" and above. perhaps it is no coincidence that fashion week and nba all-star weekend fell at the same time here in new york. the new fashion darlings were everywhere from the front row to the runway. for years we've seen players at pitch men hawking everything from sneakers to fast food. but now nba stars are jumping into a new arena. >> j.r. swifts. >> reporter: high fashion. >> it is almost like they go to more fashion events than basketball events. it's taken it to another level. >> reporter: basketball players are now a fixture on best dressed lists. gracing the covers of magazines,
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some have their own lines. and this year -- they've even got their own fashion show. >> tonight you'll see seven of the nba's top players out of uniform and into something a little bit more stylish. >> reporter: produced by lebron james and shown on tnt saturday night, the nba all-star fashion show with a high-stakes stroll down a cat walk. >> i think the guy looks fantastic. >> reporter: and a front row seat to just how much styles have evolved. ten years ago the nba instituted a dress code deemed racist by some it forced players to do away with hip-hop attire and dress more busy like before and after games. but now the biggest competition seems to be who wore it best. and retailers are ready to cash in. houston rocket james harden helped open a pop-up shop at blim bloomingdale's last week. john wall of the wizards made an appearance at macy's.
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so who crowned the court's most stylish? >> j.r. is the winner! >> perhaps the most coveted title off the hardwood this weekend. a lot of those fashions are way out of most of our price range. yeah there is a game tonight, too. which is what they were here for in the first place. i guess now they might have some new fans watching for fashions before and after. >> that they might. so there was a game this weekend. huh? >> yeah. >> thanks. up next here on "today" -- if you date online do you use one of those popular dating apps? you're definitely going to want to stay tuned for this one. we are learning more about how your personal information could be at risk. we'll tell you how to keep it meet the world's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology is safely recovering lots more oil and natural gas. supporting millions of new jobs. billions in tax revenue... and a new century of american energy security. the new energy superpower?
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potential prospects right at your fingertips. but your privacy may be at risk so you do need to be careful. >> it's all about split-second decisions. okay? you see a picture, you swipe down for yes, swipe up for now. instinct. that's what it is about. what you don't have. >> reporter: instinct is right. gone are the days where a couple's if irs meeting was usually in person. finding love in 2015 has a whole new look. 31 million people say they've used a dating site or app. but there's something security experts want you to know. >> our research which consisted of scanning 40 of the most popular dating apps actually found that 60% of them had serious security flaws. that a hacker could potentially attack. and gain access to information. consumers probably don't want them to have access to. >> you don't know if anybody's being themselves or portraying themselves truthfully so it is always sort of scary dating online. >> reporter: according to ibm's recent study, 73% of dating apps
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have access to current and past gps location. 49% have access to a user's billing information. that's why experts say if you're going to use technology you might want to reel in what info you put out there. >> i would not feel comfortable turning over data about my preferences of any kind in that nature to a company that can use it any way it wants. >> reporter: but the world of online dating shouldn't be feared. this study is shedding light on a much larger issue. >> when developers are creating these apps they're focused on functionality and the usability of apps themselves. they're not necessarily focused on security. oftentimes security is an afterthought. >> reporter: but private and security he says should be your first thought. after that here's to finding love. >> you met on match.com? >> correct. >> now on this valentine's day, can i see here? you have this beautiful ring. >> yes. >> and congratulations. >> okay. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> he just had a ring in his pocket! i was like i'm using you.
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here are a few key points. first, be a bit mysterious, don't dwulk too much of your personal information. second check the app's permission settings. you need to know what access it has. giving your access to your camera can increase your chances of having your photos end up in the hands of a hacker. one more. only use trusted wi-fi spots while looking for that special someone. bottom line take control of the app. don't let the app control you. >> so many things to know. >> i didn't realize that it can control your camera. >> we were all saying too, all these apps are so foreign to the three of us because we didn't use those when we were dating back in the day. >> everybody -- >> i had to just use my clever lines. >> everybody's using them. just ahead -- these aren't your typical cattle ranchers. we'll introduce you to the ranchi ready for your close-up? discover new visionnaire by lancôme. a 2nd generation serum with reinforced lr 2412 complex. in 4 weeks, wrinkles, pores and
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when you think of cattle ranchers chances are you have images of cowboys, maybe the old west come to mind. certainly not catholic nuns. >> not so much. but nestled at the foot of the rockies a small abby and group
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of women are shattering share yo types with their own grace and -- beef. [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: with each day in these mountains, there is new hope new promise in the day to come. for the sisters of the abbey here that promise lies in prayer. >> i came here to pray for the great sorrows in the world, struggles and the suffering. i wanted to help so many people so i thought maybe by prayer i could do that. >> reporter: 24 years ago maria joined this benedictine order at the foot of colorado's rocky mountains in a closed community where she and her sisters pray seven times each day and where she is also the ranch manager. >> cheese whiz. there you go. >> people are sometimes surprised that women are running a ranch but that nuns are doing it? i think people just don't think that nuns do that kind of thing.
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but we find it a real complement to our spirituality. >> reporter: while much of what they raise and grow here is used at the abbey at its guest house, a few years ago word began to spread about their beef. >> i try to run it in a very reverent way. the animals are treated with care. >> people asked us. pretty soon we decided, well instead of just selling the cattle off, why don't we raise them and sell the beef? pretty soon we didn't have anymore. >> reporter: last year the abbey produced 13,000 pounds of naturally raised beef for 80 local families. and that still doesn't meet the demand. are you surprised at all the reaction you've had to your beef? >> a little bit. i didn't expect quite that much. my sisters at home say, oh yeah i'd like to have that. >> but do they have to get on the wait list too? >> oh yes. >> even your sisters. >> even my sisters.
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>> while the novelty of ranching nuns isn't lost on the sisters, there is also a profound connection in this work and a reminder of why they chose this life. >> we're not blind at all even in our enclosure to the great sorrows that many people experience. i believe -- and i think the vast majority of the sisters, that through prayer we can have an impact. >> the farm teaches you, you are not in control of any of it. and it taught me a lot also about how to laugh and how to learn to let go. >> reporter: a lesson even the most dedicated are learning every day. we should say in terms of letting go they say it is really hard to let the cows go. they raise them for two years. but they have a trusted gentleman in town who sort of takes on the next phase for them. but it is a fascinating place. they're really fun, interesting women. one sister was in the navy for 15 years before she had her calling. and it was really lovely the way they welcomed us in with open
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arms. >> that's such hard work though. >> yes. >> remember our trip to the farm several months ago -- >> yeah. we did a lot off "hard work." >> but you look at their day, it never stops. >> it is exhausting. for them none of these women had any farming or husbandry experience. all of it they learned on the job. >> great story. sheinelle is in the orange room with today's "plaza fan of the day." >> lester we have andrea from sarasota florida. they call her coach k. these are her high schoolers. can you believe? of course you play basketball. but take it away. still to come on "today" -- the one behind the scenes man who "saturday night live" might not be payable to live without. but first these messages! >> good you drop 40 grand on a new set of wheels, then... wham! a minivan t-bones you. guess what: your insurance company will only give you 37-thousand to replace it. "depreciation" they claim. "how can my car depreciate before it's first oil change?" you ask. maybe the better question is
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a live look this morning. those are the flags right outside of our offices here at 30 rock decked out, as you can see, ready to go for the 40th anniversary of "saturday night live." we expect a jam-packed show pand a packed show and jam-packed building. >> there is one man who couldn't be done without. >> for the past 25 years he's had a hand in every monologue. punch line. >> i can see russia from my house. >> reporter: and sketch to come out of "saturday night live." >> here's you, here's matt there's you, there's -- >> reporter: no not the show's creator lorn michaels. rather this guy. meet wally thurston or as he's known around 30 rock -- cue-card
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wally. he's one of the rare cue card guys left on the job. it may seem like a relic of the past but for wally business is booming. >> this is two stacks of comedy. >> something just doesn't feel quite right. >> i don't know. i thought that was really fluid. >> yeah. felt really pure. >> pure. >> reporter: he has a company that employs 20 people. they handle cue cards for several shows. but it all started right here. right now we are in studio 8h or as people know the home to "saturday night live." how did you go et to lucky to call this your office? >> i don't know. i went to syracuse university for writing for tv and film and i wanted to be a writer. my brother at the time was workingthe david letterman show which was in the building. they gave me a shot. >> you wanted to write for tv. >> i wanted to right write for "saturday night live." >> well you are writing for
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"saturday night live." >> reporter: wally has bob hope to thank. as the story goes the legendary comedian was having trouble remembering his lines. the solution -- cue cards. according to wally, "snl" creator lorn michaels is a big creator in them as well. >> he considers that part of what people come to see. we put every single word that they say on cue cards. >> the walls of famed studio 8h are overflowing with history. wally is a window into it all. >> i was in the dressing room when tina faye met sarah palin. it was amazing. i started with adam sandler. chris farley david spader those guys. all the experiences i've had as just a cue card guy are way more than i could have had as a writer. >> reporter: wally's office sits directly below the seats and bleachers among the plywood and cans of paint. do you know how many people have walked in this exact hallway? >> this is our cue card area. >> you're writing cards right here and right through there is the main stage of "snl."
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but to write and hold these 14 14x22-inch cards requires skill. >> can you do cue cards, you write with your full hand so you're doing printing it is block printing. want to try that? >> yeah. >> this is really not easy. >> and at your speed think we'd be done with the show by friday -- after the "saturday night live." >> next is the holding. >> is that right? >> no. it is true the dragon has returned i give the cards here. >> you don't pull up you pull straight across. that's hard! maybe i should stick to reading. so as we celebrate the past 40 years of "snl," remember behind every great sketch stands a great cue card guy. >> such a great story! >> teleprompter seems so much easier. >> what a treat though to see
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that. >> i know. great. i love that. you can see the 40th anniversary celebration of "saturday night live" tonight right here on nbc at 8:00 7:00 central. >> i'm excited for tonight's show. you can feel the star energy already. >> you can. let's check in with chuck todd for a preview of what's coming up on "meet the press" this morning. >> i'll actually do a little "snl." we've got dana carvey mr. impersonator himself when it comes to president. but we start the top of the show with the latest on den plashg and also check in with the new veterans affairs secretary to see how we're going to take care of these soldiers once they come back from the war. >> we will see you very shortly. chuck, thanks. that does it for us on a sunday morning. thanks for being with us. dylan, thanks for taking one for the team as always. try to stay warm out there. we have a feeling you're not coming home any time soon but when you do we promise we'll take good care of you. >> poor dylan.
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right now on nbc 10 news today, dangerous cold and wind in many neighborhoods. it feels like it is well below zero. this is a live look down the shore where the winds have been whipping up the snow on the streets here in cape may. a rude awakening this morning at this apartment complex this philadelphia. the wind snapped this tree, causing the limbs to land on the roof. we'll take you to the scene in a live report. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it is 9:00 on this frigid sunday morning. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking the snowy and blustery conditions outside. and michelle it sounds like the wind is not going to let up anytime soon. >> unfortunately, not. we're going to see it all day today,

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