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it coming into your neighbor. >> stay dry and be safe out there. "today" show is up next. good morning. break overnight. it's coming down. the south carolina legislature votes to remove the confederate flag from its capitol by the end of the week. take the hate off the grounds on friday! >> will other states soon follow suit? kriping crashes the new york stock exchange and united airlines say they're back on track this morning following computer glitches that brought the market and air travel to a halt. is technology making us more or less vulnerable? turn it down. the rnc chief tells donald trump to pull back on the controversial comments. this after he didn't hold back in a new interview with nbc
news. >> we don't have a border. people are flowing through the border. hillary clinton will be a disaster as a president. jeb bush will never take us to the promise land. pop star problem arianna grande under investigation for licking doughnuts on a shop counter and under fire for saying she hates her country. she's apologizing today, thursday july 9th 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. hoe data is in-- hoda is in for savannah. things you never want to say out loud. >> yeah. it's hard to tell how about how
big the doughnuts are. >> she was supposed to be part of the al star major league baseball she's pulled out that have. >> it looks like demy lo yy lo vat tow will take her place. the governor of south carolina call it is a new day in her state after a historic bill to remove the confederate flag from the grounds happened overnight. ron allen is there. >> good morning. this is an amazing night at the legislature here. this morning we expect governor nike haley to sign that bill and order the flag to come down ending what has been a 50 year fight. a flag of southern heritage and a symbol of hate triedred to others. especially after the massacre at mother emanuel church.
now the flag is heading to a museum. >> i cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful such as take a symbol of hate off these grounds. >> that's scolding by a lawmaker from charleston demanding respect for the nine massacred at mother emanuel church. >> we're telling the people of charleston we don't care about you. >> intense passions surrounding the flag as the house considered a bill already overwhelmingly approved by the senate to approve it. [ chanting ] >> many voting in memory of climate clementa pinckney. >> does it have to take another representative or senator to get killed in this state for you to realize the pain and the hatred that is behind this flag?
>> some 16 grueling hours of debate. the outcome uncertain. at least 70 amendments put forth to keep the flag there or kill the process entirely. >> are you concerned you're on the wrong side of history now? >> nope i'm not. i would like the heritage that i represent also respected in the process. in the end the vote 94 to put the flag in the museum. 20 opposed. >> it is a great day in south carolina. >> it's so sad that it took senator pinckney and his death to bring this forward, but again, we out of tragedy have created something with triumph. we hope we have made the families happy. >> the governor released a statement praising the legislature. she didn't say when the flag would come down. in the past she said she would order it down immediately. it could happen later today. we expect a huge crowd to gather here what will be a historic celebration. >> certainly will. ron allen in charleston this
morning. thank you very much. to the computer glitches the major ones that brought the new york stock exchange and united airlines to a halt. the unrelated problems have been fixed, but the fallout is just beginning. we have it all covered including the security concerns being raised beginning with gabe gutierrez at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> hoda good morning. for nearly four hours the epicenter of american capitalism was brought to a stand still and no one could figure out why. now today it is back to business as questions linger about what went wrong. this morning the new york stock exchange is trying to bounce back after wall street hit a wall. >> while we were in commercial break traders at the nyc say whoa. >> without warning at 11: 32 on wednesday all trading was shut down. >> essentially the floor has been frozen. >> the floor was stunned, frustrated traders with no
access to stock prices had to manually cancel about 700,000 orders already in the system. at 12:09 the exchange tweeted we're experiencing a technical issue. >> this was an inconvenience here at the new york stock exchange but because of quick thinking as far as i know no clients were hurt and nobody suffered a big loss. >> it came just hours after the computer system for united airlines also froze. few in fears of cyber attacks. >> it appears, from what we know at this stage, that the malfunctions at united and the stock exchange were not the result of any nefarious actor. >> while terrorism is ruled out, the cause is still unclear. an overnight software update may have played a role. >> now we're up. >> it wasn't until 3:10 p.m. the exchange was up and running. shut downs are rare but not
unheard of in 2013 another technical glitch paralyzed the nasdaq. >> going forward we need to change the protocols. it can't happen again. we can't put ourselves in this position again. >> the dow closed down 261 points not just because of the glitch but because the financial problem in greece and china. the night before the hacker group anonymous sent out a cryptic tweet seeming to suggest there would be problems here. but homeland security officials say there's no credible evidence that suggests that this was a cyber attack. >> wow. that tweet is interesting. gabe gutierrez, thank you so much. the united airlines glitch the airlines said the flights are operating as scheduled this morning after the entire fleet was grounded worldwide for nearly two hours. nbc tom costello was on it all day, wednesday, he's at reagan national airport this morning. tom, how is it going? >> matt it's a good day to fly today. we checked with flights and
minimal delays and cancellations. however yesterday a different story. this all started at about 9:00 a.m. eastern time when united airlines says it lost a router that critical component in the computer system and when that went down so did the system that handles the passenger check in flight scheduling crew scheduling as a result faa ordered a united airlines ground stop. we had major hubs ss effected nigh eded newark san francisco, and the ripple effect across the system. for 90 minutes to two hours united airlines kept the planes on the ground and playing catch up throughout the day to ensure that people eventually got to their destinations. in all, according to united about 1200 delays about 60 cancellations affected united and united express. united stressing it is unrelated to the stock but this is not a
hacking issue. this is about a second time in six weeks that united had a major computer problem and it's been happening for about two to four years ever since the merger with continental airlines. it has work to do in the i.t. department it appears. >> tom costello thank you very much. sean henry is the assistant director of fbi overseeing cyber and security of crime he's the president of crowd strike services. sean. good morning. >> it took about a mechanic know second after the two stories came out yesterday for players to say are they connected and are these the result of some cyber attack? how do these two entities the stock exchange and united airlines go about answering those questions? >> well, you know, i think there are three points here matt. first of all, we are incredibly reliant on the internet for dat-to-day lives here in the united states. when we turn on a faucet we expect water to come out. when we hit a switch we expect the lights to come on. that's what we rely on with the internet. it impacts our entire lives. that infrastructure is
incredibly fragile. there are a lot of moving parts there are going to be technical issues that will occur. it was clearly a technical issue. the third piece, matt, i think is critically important here is while this was technical there are absolutely adversaries who are targeting our infrastructure and have the capabilities and the capacity and the intent to harm us as this should be the type of thing that gets everybody's attention. if an adversary had done it it would have been a huge problem. >> i want to talk about that in a second. let me ask you about the tweet that came out from computer hacker group anonymous at 11: 45 the night before the wall street computers went down and it says quote, wonder if tomorrow will be bad for wall street. we can only hope. i mean you look at that is that pure coincidence? >> yeah, i mean certainly that would be suspect and the fbi and others would look at that. absolutely. i think it was coincidence in this particular case. i have talked to people who are
in a position to know and multiple sources who say this was absolutely technical. these issues that occurred in multiple companies were not related. they were different types of technical issues. it appears it is coincidence. however, again, this is an issue. there are adversary groups that are looking to target our infrastructure. >> let me ask you about that. when those adversary groups see how vulnerable we are and how the capitalistic center of america shuts down and and airline shuts down does it em boldin them? does it make them want to target the computer systems nationwide? if it can happen with an airline and the stock exchange can it happen with the power grid and a computer that handles national security? >> matt it's happening every day. there are terrorist groups there are organized crime group, there are hacking groups like anonymous. foreign nation states that aren't targeting our infrastructure is stealing data. they have the ability to destroy
infrastructure. yes, imagine what happened yesterday multiplyied five ten, a hundred times what the sbaekt would be. this is a wake up call. the government needs to take more action. there needs to be more coordination. i'm working with a lot of organizations in the fortune 500. they are aware and working vigilantly and diligently. this is an issue. we're suspect here. >> sean henry, good get your perspective. we using our phones and when there's a glitch we panic. i can't get my e-mails. imagine the scale what we're talking about and yesterday. >> and the timing of the tweet is suspect. now on to the presidential race and donald trump's controversial comments on immigration. the head of the republican national convention is telling the presidential candidate to tone it down. that was after trump's candid interview with nbc's katie kur. >> good morning. he's the man no one can stop talking about. in a wide ranging sit down donald trump talked to me about his opponents and immigration
telling me he has no apologies for his words on undocumented immigrants. >> we're way ahead of schedule. >> more political fallout for donald trump after rnc chairman called trump wednesday asking him to tone down his controversial rhetoric on immigration. >> it was a candid conversation. donald trump was asked to soften his tone on immigration but we're not sure he listened. his advisors say he'll continue to fight on. >> and more financial fallout as jose andres backed out of a deal to open a restaurant at d.c. hotel. after trump doubled down on comments on immigration. >> i want to put them to work. i'll be able to get jobs. i'll take jobs back from china, i'll take jobs back from japan. >> in a wide ranging interview where trump is making news and getting a reaction. on twitter donald trump has changed the conversation. this is a very good thing. it was a waste of viewers' time. enough already. from mexico and immigration.
>> they send them to our stupid politicians and we have sanctuary cities and all of this nonsense. i've been saying this for a long time katie, it's a disgrace. if i didn't bring it up you wouldn't be talking about immigration. >> to his opponents? >> what do you think of hillary clinton as a president. >> she was the worst secretary of state in the history of our nation. why would she be a good president? i think she would be a terrible president. jeb bush will never take us to the promise land. he doesn't have it. hillary will never take us the promise land. she'll be a disaster as a president. jeb will be very poor as a president no energy. >> comments like these forcing his opponents to react. >> i like donald trump, you know there are a lot of folks in washington now that seem to be crawling all over themselves to smack donald trump. i'm not one of them. >> or worse. >> my party -- the first rule of
politics when you're in a hole is stop digging. >> what is next? trump said he'll file the financials on time which will be in a few days and there the debates. he'll number two in the polls and number one in one poll. he said people love his straightforward blunt style and his business savvy. >> you don't get any sense that donald trump is going to be listening to the leaders of the party and toning it down? >> i wonder what that conversation was last night with priebus and trump and whether or not he understood the damage he's doing. but he has no plans of backing down from what i can tell. he'll stay in this race. it doesn't sound like it's going to be a quick flame out for him. >> when you talk about his popularity it's no wonder he'll keep going. katie, thanks. we're heading miss gnat. >> that's right. we have a scary moment for
passengers on board a southwest airlines flight. the pilot aboarded the takeoff after one of the plane's engines caught fire and witnesses reported seeing sparks and smoke coming from the side of the plane. fortunately no one was injured. 143 passengers were taken back to the terminal by a bus. they switched planes for their flight to boston. baltimore's police commissioner is out of a job. the city's amayor announced on wednesday that anthony bass is being replaced. the firing comes two and a half months after freddie gray died of injuries he sustained while in police custody. it was followed by a sergeant in violent crime. the move comes one day after a police union report that criticized baste's leadership. the mayor denies her decision was influenced by the report. this morning some veterans are criticizing george w. bush for charging a veteran's charity a six figure fee to speak at the
fundraising dinner. the charity is called "helping a hero." nbc news has confirmed the former president accepted $100,000 from them in 2012. the event raised almost $2.5 million. helping a hero's chairman said they are proud president bush attended the guyala and his presence was appreciated. a bush spokesman did not respond to our request for comments. a ups driver is in some trouble this morning for kicking a man's dog during a delivery. it was all caught on camera. you can see two dogs approaching the driver. he kicks one of them knocks the dog off its feet then the dog's owner approaches and the driver shoves him backwards. the man says his ribs were injured. a ups spokeman said the company does not condone the driver's behavior and took disciplinary
action but didn't say what action was taken. ups said they contacted the dog's owner and apologized. a photobomb like you've never seen before with the shark-filled waters off the cost of south africa. you can see a great white with giant teeth clamped down on some bait. did you see that? oh! it does that flip. stealing the spotlight as the other shark steals the bait. so acrobatic. >> that's a once in a lifetime! >> right? unbelievable. >> and the ups guy, by the way -- >> so horrific. >> and the dog is stigll wagging the tail. that's scary. >> natalie, thank you so much. al is on vacation. we have dylan with a check on the weather. well it's humid in the northeast and i'm sure you have noticed that could lead to heavier downpours with the cold front moving eastward.
heavy rain over lake erie now it's moving through detroit and expands through paducah, kentucky. it's part of a cold front that will trigger possibly stronger storms through the afternoon. eastern pennsylvania and western new jersey extends to washington, d.c. and isolated brief tornado is possible but it's the heavier downpour the lightning, and damaging wind gusts, especially later on this afternoon about
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. severe storms later this afternoon and damaging winds and threat of tornadoes. before they move in showers this morning. will break for sunshine this afternoon. 90 degrees today. the storm are out of here tomorrow. and less humid conditions for friday and into the weekend and hotter sunday afternoon, 93 degrees. a chance of more storms monday through tuesday. and wednesday. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up the video that has pop star arianna grande apologizeing after she say she hates america. why one company is switching to a 32-hour workweek and why other businesses should do the same. first, this is "today" o
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won't be all-day rainfall. clouds break and temperatures by 3:00, 87 degrees. storms for the afternoon commute. see how the morning commute is shaping up now with jessica boyington. >> we are deal with reduced visibility and a lot of volume here around 95 at state road. you can see hazy conditions as well and rain falling down. the same story on the schuylkill expressway. so if you're heading eastbound or westbound starting to see jams. this is westbound right here. right around montgomery drive. down to one lane on route one and ongoing construction. investigators this morning are looking into the cause of a warehouse fire in pottstown that broke out around 5:00 a.m. on schumaker road and robinson streets. firefighters had it under control and no reported injuries. i'm chris cato. back with another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest on the nbc10 app. have a great day. we work weekends here. because it works for our patients.
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♪ ♪ 7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 9th of july, 2015 it will be worth if for you to join us tomorrow on the plaza. we have fifth harmony taking over for a great summer concert. hoda is already into it. >> i am! i saw the tweets from fifth harmony, they are so pumped to come here. they are telling their harmonizers to come to the plaza. it's going to be big. in the meantime here is what is making headlines. the south carolina house approved the bill to remove the confederate flag from the state capitol grounds once governor knick niki haley signs it. the flag must come down within this hours.
>> new york stock exchange and united airlines addressed computer glitches. the exchange was forced to shut down nearly four hours. united grounded thousands of flights. baltimore's police commissioner has been fired. the city's mayor the decision to replace anthony batts amid a spike in homicides after freddie gray is quote, in the best interest of baltimore. katie couric is in the house! she's here. she's got an exclusive look at the anticipated long lost second novel from harper lee. >> that will be great. let us begin this half hour with the fireworks accident that has an nfl star facing a pretty uncertain future. willie is joining us with the story. it's a terrible story. >> good morning. we're talking about the new york giants jason pier paul. the accident happened over the fourth of july weekend. there are report it is cost him
a finger. it's a fourth of july accident that could cost one nfl super star millions. jason pierre-paul reportedly had the index finger amputated on wednesday following a fireworks accident over the fourth of july weekend. in an instagram video that has been deleted the giants star talks about set off fireworks. wednesday night espn nfl reporter adam. sheer in tweeted what he claims is pierre-paul's medical chart. the two-time pro bowler is one of the league's most talented players. he was a big part of the giant's 2012 super bowl run. the news comes as the 26-year-old is the in the midst of contract talks with the giants. the incident could put a big dent in the potential paycheck. >> it could cost him millions of dollars. it could cost him a relationship with the giants either for this year or in the future.
we don't know how good he's going to be. pierre-paul is not the only nfl player to reportedly lose a finger to a fireworks. c.j. wilson reportedly lost two fingers in a fireworks mishap. >> in one minute in one blink, in one instant you make a decision as a football player and as a human being that can endanger your career and your life. it just makes no sense. >> i will add that neither of the reports have been verified by nbc news but adam is one of the best and connected reporters in the business. he went on to tweet that a source says jason pierre-paul will return quote, sooner than people think and expected to play this season. they say the bigger problem is he also fractured his thumb in a bunch of places. that's going to take six weeks to heal. >> wow. in his position is that do able do you think? >> yeah. you need your hands as a defensive linemen it's going to make it tougher but he should be able to play and be the star
he's been for several years for the giants. >> willie thank you so much. to the video we've been talking about. pop star arianna grande saying she hates america, and that's not all. tamron has more on this stuff. >> hey. good morning. arianna's comments on america angering some of her fans but it's what she did to a doughnut that landed her under investigation. ♪ ♪ >> arianna grande has a big problem and it's gone viral. tmz posted this video tuesday surveillance foot able showing the 22-year-old singer in a south california doughnut shop with friends. she appears to lick the pay doughnuts on display and makes a questionable anti-american remark. the clip quickly spread across the internet sparking intense backlash against the singer. now california police along with local public health officials are investigating her actions.
wednesday grande apologized online saying in part i'm extremely proud to be an american. i've made it clear that i love my country. she added the fact that the united states has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me however, i should have known better in how i expressed myself. angry fans have been outspoken in response to the apology. one saying i love you to pieces but it was unacceptable what you did. another, this isn't really an apology. this is you ranting about the obesity rate in america. arianna grande pulled out the major league baseball all-star game concert. she's going to be replaced by demi lo vat tow. grande says she has surgery on a wisdom tooth to deal with. >> some say she's a young kid she did something stupid.
>> she's 21 and i think the apology is you're in a doughnut shop complaining about obesity. sometimes when you say i'm sorry it should be "i'm sorry." >> thanks. let's gate check of the weather from dylan who is in for al. it's been quiet in the atlanta for hurricanes. it's typical for an el nino season. we have no activity developing any time soon. hawaii is on alert because we have tropical storm el will. it is a weak storm right now with winds about 40 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest. it's going to stay well to the northwest of the islands, but this is a wave height forecast. you can see it's on the northern side of the storm where we will see waves perhaps up to 12 to 16 feet high. on the southern side of the storm down by honolulu that's where we're looking at waves about 2 feet. i don't think it's going to do more than produce a couple extra showers and more clouds around as we head to the weekend. elsewhere we're looking at the frontal system to produce a few more scattered showers, isolated storms in the southwest but along the frontal boundary from
southern kansas to oklahoma more thunderstorms are possible today. in the northeast we have a slight risk of stronger storms this afternoon. can't rule out an isolated tornado but it's more heavier downpours and good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a first alert weather day. severe storms later this afternoon and damages winds and a threat of tornadoes. before they move in showers this morning. we will break for sunshine this afternoon. 90 degrees today. the storms are out of here tomorrow. and less humid conditions for friday and into the weekend. turning hotter sunday afternoon. 93 degrees. and a chance for more storms monday through wednesday. have a great day. . >> that's your latest forecast. >> you've been motoring through. the coffee and the stuffy nose i feel like a mess.
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how would you like to have the time cut to just 32 hours? nbc national correspondent peter alexander has the story. it sounds so good! >> 32 hours a week sound really good! a lot of us would be in on it. it's not just a pipe dream in places. the 40-workweek caught on a century when henry ford's factories were cranking out model t.'s. one company said we're up for a redo. the online computer education company has about 100 employees who work just 32 hours a week. yet for them every weekend is a three-day weekend. >> i think that our team is actually more efficient during the four days because they have to. >> founder and ceo ryan carson said his employees get the same salaries and benefits they get it for working an 40 hour week. they call it an ace up the
sleeve to hold on to employees. >> i feel fortunate to be where i am today. i'm so happy. it's fantastic here. >> according to a 2014 gallup poll the average full-time worker actually puts in 47 hours per week with 25% of salaried employees working at least 60 hours each week. >> we're the overworked champion the western world. >> how did we get here? for decades experts predicted that technology would help us work less. >> i know yesterday i worked two full hours! >> what does he think he's running? a sweat shop? >> yet today americans work more hours than most developed nations without any guarantee of a paid vacation. >> we need to rethink what the american dream is. it may well be it's not working 60 hours a week. >> ryan carson said he believes what is working at tree house could succeed at other
companies. if managers are just willing to give it a try. >> i think if you can present it from a data perspective to your manager and show that actually you could exceed the expectations at work and increase employee retention then you could have a winner on your hands. >> pretty good boss right? like all things the topic could get wrapped up in politics. on wednesday presidential candidate jeb bush had to defend remarks he said americans should work longer hours. he said they need more full-time not i'm work. president obama proposing new rules that would make 5 million more people eligible for overtime. for what it's worth, i hit 32 a minute ago. sia. >> i think it's hard to work -- >> i was just dialing richard's
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familiar passenger seat we know it is a space to mount a baby's car seat. the car seat is on a swivel that can be turned toward the door when you're putting your child inside and then lock in the rear-facing position when you start to travel. as you might expect a lot of people have questions about the safety. it's widely recommend that a car seat be in the back of the car primarily to avoid the air bag in the front. they have accounted for that in a facebook chat volvo writes -- they go on to say volvo cars are interested to take up a discussion with authorities in concerned countries to hear their opinion and look at the overall possible solution. right now the design is just a concept. it's not in production but certainly it is fascinating. what do you think? >> i feel bad for the couple.
>> separated? >> yeah. it makes me uncomfortable seeing it up front. i know the air bag is disconnected and volvo one of the best in car seats. >> you think they thought it out. i don't know if it's going to fly here. >> yeah. i don't know. guess who is coming up? we've been waiting patiently! katie couric stops by studio 1-a. first, your local news.
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good morning, i'm chris cato. it's 7:56 on this first alert weather. you're seeing showers in philadelphia as you see on our camera already. let's go to meteorologist bill henley. bill your focusing"is coming your way this evening? >> stronger storms will take shape later today and moving through the ohio valley right now and be here late today. this is what you're dealing with right now. rainfall moving through tbñphia. there are heavier downpowers now in cumberland county in new jersey and light rainfall will be tapering off in philadelphia. it's already moving into new jersey at this hour. during the day, we will get a break from the rain. see some breaks in the clouds. 87 degrees at 3:00 this afternoon. then later today, the potential for severe weather with damaging winds. possibly even tornadoes. let's see if the rain is jamming up the roads any worse
than usual. jessica boyington is watching that. >> we are seeing some jams as you said. wet roadways and slippery conditions. accident on 95 around broad street and moving the camera around at this moment. one lane getting by. a severe backup behind that. we are also watching for an accident on kelly drive in both directions blocking that between sedgely drive and fountain green drive. give yourself extra time before heading out the day today. trial resumes in the wilmington courthouse killer. david matusiewicz and his family is on trial for the ex-wife death. thomas matusiewicz killed hen and then killed himself. if convicted, they face up to
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up plastic containers and the microwave. new health concerns this morning as experts say they could make for a dangerous combination. plus new revelation in the water stealing case against hollywood legend tom selleck. in drought-stricken california. plus katie couric back in the studio live with a special look at one of the summer's most anticipated new books. today thursday july 9, 2015. >> we came 4,376 miles to be on
the "today" show! >> it's our first trip to nyc! >> from phoenix to new york city to celebrate! 21! >> and 50! good morning tampa, florida! >> celebrating our tenth anniversary in new york city! >> this is our summer vacation! we're back now 8:00 on a thursday morning. a nice -- 9th day of july 2015. i looked out the window and it's starting to rain. dylan said it's not supposed to rain now. >> no. it's not supposed to be raining. i'm convinced it is so humid it's just misting. >> dylan told you it's not raining. >> it's not really! >> the song that you were listening to right now is
natalie -- this is your throwback thursday. >> this is my college tune. a little respect which dylan i'm giving you a lot of respect. there you go. >> that's a good song. >> i like it. ♪ ♪ >> the talented women of fifth harmony will be our special guests tow ss toyota summer concert series. i have a feeling the plaza will be backed with young girls. >> it's not raining! >> it's no not? >> no not tomorrow morning. >> we have a lot of confidence in you. good morning once again everyone. the confederate battle flag that has flown over the south carolina state house grounds decades is coming down. state lawmakers voted overnight to remove it. governor nikki haley promised to do just that. the flag has long been a source of friction between those who claim it is a symbol of southern
heritage and opponents who call it a symbol of oppression. the debate was rekindled last month when it was learned as the flag was embraced by white supremacy by dylann roof. new york stock exchange opening for a full day of business a day after technical problems shut down all trading for nearly four hours. it happened hours after a computer glitch grounded united airlines flights. homeland security officials say any fears of possible cyber attack were unfounded. the obama administration launched a new effort to reduce racial segregation in residential neighborhoods. they will have to identify patterns of racial bias in housing and develop strategies to reduce them. washington can withhold federal housing funds for communities that fail to address zimt story policy. tense moments in central california after someone showed up at a police department with what they called a large
missile. union city police say a woman came to the front counter and told employees she found the am nation on nearby railroad tracks. that prompted the evacuation of the police department city hall and the library. the bomb squad crew determined it was a live tank round. it was unknown how the tank round got on the railroad tracks. a fishing trip in alaska paid off with an incredible catch. they captured the awesome video which was the surprise of a lifetime. they thought their boat was going to flip over when the group of whales rose to the surface. their shots quickly turned to laughter and screams of amazement. they had their cameras on the ready. what a slot of life time. >> thank you much. microwaves make our lives easier. should you be heating up your meals in plastic containers? a new study is raising new
concerns. nbc's medical contributor dr. natalie aczar is here. a lot of us are concerned about this every time we pop something in the microwave. >> let's think about this. this is relevant because we are concerned there could be chemicals in the environment that could be affecting our hormones and later on affecting, you know metabolic things like diabetes and ultimately leading to cardiovascular risk. that's why they are looking at this. they are looking at bpa, which by the way, are in a ton of consumer goods as well as medicines. they were looking for the break down products of that in the urine of children. it was definitely not a study that was meant or designed to look specifically at these plastics and their health effects on children. i think that's important to get out from the beginning. they found a correlation and association between some of these compounds and a higher risk of hypertension in these kids. observational only it was absolutely not a cause and effect finding.
>> going forward so tonight if i have something in the refrigerator and i want to heat it up there's some kind of plastic wrap on it. is it okay to put it in the microwave? >> here is the statement we want to put forth that the fda does regulate the plastics that come in contact with food. the most important take home message is to read the label on the package or the container. if it says microwave safe it is microwave safe. if it contains the relike lcycles numbers 3, 6, and 7. the products were made with the chemicals of concerns. those are the things you may not want to microwave. you don't want to put it in the dishwasher because it gets so hot. a couple of things the plastic containers once their scratched they're at a higher risk of leaking out the chemical. a lot of consumer friendly and viewer notable things to come out of the study. it doesn't mean you should stop microwaving your tubber ware.
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what's in your wallet? all right 8:10. we're back now with a real throwback thursday. >> yes, it is! >> katie couric joining. nice to have you here. here we go. >> we needed a few more girls up here! >> yeah. this is crazy. am i awake? >> how do you like your cereal? >> a little cinnamon? >> i like mine basic but not with ice cubes. what the heck is that? >> this picture went online not that long ago. who would put ice in your cereal? well, you know more and more people are weighing in in support of the person who posted it. that's the perfect way to keep the milk ice cold. >> i think if you eat it right
away. >> sometimes when you're in the hotel when the milk is not really ice cold. >> i think if you want to try, katie -- >> i think i'll pass. >> those are cheerios. >> yeah. i'm going to pass i think. >> it makes the milk -- >> it's like when you want a cold glass of milk and you dip your oreo in. we are selfie obsessed these days. the russian government decided to put a handy guide on selfie safety. it include some interesting no-noes like don't take a selfie on a train track. don't do it on a boat. not a good idea. whatever you do don't take a selfie while climbing an electrical tower. people don't do that. >> i've often tried to take a selfie on a railroad track. i don't know about you guys. >> you do take a lot of selfies.
>> you do. >> no i don't! >> every time i see you you have a camera. >> any dangerous places you've taken a selfie? >> not really. i don't take that many. >> yes, you do. >> no, i don't. how about this one? you've heard of a push present. >> i know because i read the script. a gift you get after giving birth. >> what do you think of that? >> a nice idea but not too extravagant. >> you get it from -- >> your husband. >> i think it's a nice way of saying thank you for the pain you've been through. >> a way of saying thank you for what? >> wait a second. >> this is a family show. >> do you agree with this a woman that gives birth -- >> i think it's a very new york thing. i had never heard of it until i lived in new york. when i got pregnant i was like yeah. >> it doesn't have to be that
extravagant. >> just the name. give me a present. >> i think the baby gets a present. that's what you come home with. >> by the way they are extravagant they go from flowers to jewelry. we asked people online at "today."com. what do you think of push presents? 45% saying no. 28% love them. 27% unsure. >> did you give your wife any push presents? >> oh, look! wait i think i did. i don't remember. >> all right. you're listening to a great song your jam is coming on and something else happens. well it was late at night a dj in australia hyped the crowd with good beats and bringing them up to the great point where the crowd was going to explode but then he gave them a prank. take a look. ♪ ♪
>> and now ballet! they didn't want the ballet. >> i love the way their arms went down. >> it was a buzz kill right? it was funny. >> did you enjoy your moment here? >> it was fun! i think your trending topics were particularly interesting this morning. >> you haven't lived through pop start yet. tamron, take it away! first up michael douglas it seems he has a theory for young american actors. stop obsessing over social media and focus on your craft. michael douglas told a british newspaper in britain they take their training seriously. michael douglas also sharing his concern that american actors aren't masculine enough and are relatively asexual. he does mention two big
exceptions chapping they -- channing tatum and chris pratt. a story we talked about on wednesday tom selleck being sued accuse of taking water during the historic drought in california. miguel almaguer has the latest. >> tamron good morning. here in tom selleck's neighborhood signs of drought is everywhere. they are been ordered to reduce their water use by 25%. this as the local water district accuses selleck of tapping into a local fie hydrant and taking water that didn't belong to him. known to millions as magnum p.i. it took a real life private investigators to accuse one of hollywood's biggest stars of stealing water. >> no! i can explain. >> this morning tom selleck is in hot water. a lawsuit claims that he routinely pulled water from a public hydrant and hauled it eight miles away to a private
plush 60-acre ranch. >> we have a number of folks households within our service area that are ripping out their turf have drastically reduced outdoor and indoor water use, but it's about doing the right thing. >> the suit says over 18 months water was repeatedly siphoned from the hydrant. during one week alone, the truck observed making seven trips into and four trips out of the hidden valley area where the selleck property is located. this woman watched the truck haul way load after load. >> it's not fair. >> selleck, who owns an avocado farm. >> it was a drought year. it's horrible. >> did not respond to our request for an interview, but has spoken before about trucking in water. >> we need rain because we're on wells. in the summer i've been trucking
water. >> in the middle of california's crippling drought, the water district is demanding the tv cop obey the law. today selleck is being sued for $21,000. some say the price paid in the court of public opinion could be even higher. the water district wants to recoup the cost of hiring a private investigator. the sheriff tells nbc news the actor does not face any criminal charges. tamron? >> miguel thank you very much. finally, the concert that is bringing together beyoncè, cold play ed sheeran and pearl jam. the global citizens festival. here is what it looked like last year. this year it's happening in september in central park again. and best of all, the tickets are free. here is the cool thing about it. to get a ticket you need to do something good for the world like volunteer. the festival will highlight the u.n.'s efforts to fight inequality poverty, and pollution. i have such a great time last year hosting it -- it is
exceptional! no amount of money can get you a ticket. you have to volunteer. and the kids who showed up all over the world doing great things. >> i went last year and it was a blast. >> it was a lot of fun. >> yeah. >> cool. >> tamron thank you very much. coming up next the reason katie is back in studio 1-a. >> you actually get to do a story. >> first, dylan has her good morning. severe storms later this afternoon. before they move in showers this morning. we break for sunshine this afternoon. 90 degrees today. the storms are out of here tomorrow. less humid conditions for friday and into the weekend. turning hoter sunday afternoon 93 degrees and a chance of more storms monday tuesday and wednesday. have a great day.
and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. "to kill a mockingbird" is one of the most celebrated and best selling books of all time. for about a half a century, the world thought it was harper lee's one and only novel. but next week a highly anticipated second book from the pulitzer prize winner "go set a watchman" will be released and our friend katie is here with a closer look. >> you know my love of history, my enduring crush on gregory, and my southern roots made me excited to do the story. last february news that a long lost man script by harper lee was going to be published in a new documentary short i did for yahoo! "beyond to kill a knocking bird" i talked to people about the upcoming release of her new-old book. >> in 1949 harper lee, known as nell by her friends, left her sleeping hometown in alabama and at the age of 23 headed to
manhattan to pursue her dream of writing. after three years supporting herself with various jobs like working as a ticket agent at eastern airlines, she finished her first manuscript a novel called "go set a watchman" her editor was more interested in the character of jean louise as a 6-year-old girl and encouraged harper to tell the story from that point of view. to kill a mockingbird was born a book and later a movie that captured the publics' imagination for more than 50 years. >> it would be like killing a mockingbird. >> there were flash backs that were a younger version of scout. >> that's right. there are three sections which are set during the early life of scout who is called jean louise. >> when the manuscript was
discovered, which was essentially harper lee's long lost first book not everyone was enthusiastic. some worry the author now 89 and in an assisted living facility was somehow being taken advantage of. >> as far as her ability to effectively give her consent, i have my serious doubts. >> all i know is members of the family felt this is probably not a good idea and when they said are you sure you want to do this five times in two days she said of course. yes. >> the story takes place in the mid '50s nearly two decades after the trial of tom robinson in mockingbird. as the civil rights movement is beginning to erupt in the segregated south. >> does it feel raw, unedited unpolished if you will? >> no. it feels like a novel that has
been completed and may perhaps -- it could have been revised but as it stands it's very much a complete work of art. >> it's not lost on anyone involved in the publication of this book that it's being released in the middle of a tumultuous and explosive time for race relations in this country. >> there will be an extraordinarily complicated reaction to the book. i think people will have strong feelings about it. it actually has real topicality in the treatment of race. i think it will incite an incredible conversation and discussion and argument. >> reese widththerspoon a southerner said she was thrilled to read harper lee's prose in the audio version but was taken aback by the words and themes in watchman. >> it shocked me as being a modern woman 2015 reading some of the words. i think i had to keep, you know
reminding myself it was written in the '50s. >> and these were the con flex issues the people of the day were dealing with. and old attitudes and modern thinking was just evolving about race relations in our country. so i think you will feel that complexity in the piece. >> meanwhile harper collins has ordered an initial printing of more than 2 million copies and preorders have made "watchman" a best seller. >> you haven't seen it? >> no. i haven't read it. i have to buy it like everyone else on tuesday. it's closely held. >> go back a little bit to the discovery of the manuscript because that was very controversial. >> a little bit, you know, tonya carter is harper lee's lawyer and she said she found it in august of 2014, but an appraiser from south erer bee and harper lee's former agent might have discovered it in 2011. someone close to this told me that when it comes to harper lee
. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it's a severe weather threat of storms. >> just light rain moving through the area right now a. few spots where it's coming down a bit heavier. this afternoon strong storms take shape. there is a threat of severe thunderstorms bringing damaging winds, possibly even tornado activity later today. this morning, what we're seeing is some steady light rainfall that it's steadily moving to the east. now moving into new jersey. that's where you will find the heavier downtours in cumberland county heading towards the shore. a few showers in glocester and
mount laurel, those will be coming to an end. it's already tapered off in philadelphia. breaks of sunshine, 89 degrees at 4:00. after the 4:00 hour we will be checks those storms. >> the neighborhoods, it's still causing problems for some people. you are looking at bells lake road. piles of debris are lining the curbs. up to yesterday the township had three municipal crews doing debris removal. five additional trucks are on the job. speaking of trucks and traffic let's get a check of the roads with jessica boyington. >> we are watching a scene on 95 right around broad street. we had a fire engine in the scene right now. only one lane getting by right here headed southbound a mass of a volume there. vai. >> jessica, we will have another update in 25 minutes.
8:30 now on a thursday morning. got a wet crowd out on the plaza this morning. we have music on the minds. coming up tomorrow more great music the ladies from fifth harmony taking over the plaza. >> yeah! >> we figure out how to -- >> it's not easy. >> never mind your smartphone it is time for a smart yard. wait until you see the high-tech toys that will help you revolutionize yard work. >> we're finishing off the happiness week. do you think your can leave your
old life blind? we'll introduce you to people who have given it up in the pursuit of happiness. >> it sounds good right? >> let's get a check on the weather from dylan. >> it's not raining at all, right? >> no. >> it was hard between the microphone and the umbrella. i'll take the umbrella. >> i'll stay here. i like this. across the country we have scattered showers and storms. the showers in new york will end in the next half hour or so and then a slight risk of stronger storms later on this afternoon into the evening after 6:00 or 7:00 or so. back through texas we're looking at a chance of some rain in the northwest. one more hot day but look at seattle tomorrow afternoon. highs only 79 degrees. 83 in portland. that's going to feel nice. and most of the country is pretty dry tomorrow. we're looking for temperatures to drop off a little bit in the
northeast. we'll lose the humidity, too. in buffalo, new york it's going to be a nice one! you're visiting from buffalo. >> we are. >> i love you got us a picture. i love it! thank you! >> they don't have the new haircut yet? >> not yet. i don't have one with my new haircut yet. >> how many are traveling? >> just the two of good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. a first alert weather day, severe storms later this afternoon damaging winds and a threat of tornadoes. before they move in showers this morning we'll break for sunshine this afternoon. 90 degrees today. the storms are out of here tomorrow and less humid conditions for friday and into the weekend. turning hotter sunday afternoon, 93 degrees. then a chance of more storms monday tuesday and wednesday. . have a great day. that's you .
comes from within and only you can create your happiness. >> i love that story. >> we're quitting right now. >> jessica and matt blog about how to have their sailing lifestyle without spending a lot of money. in 2014 they spent just over $12,000. >> wow. bill and megan suggest starting out simple by growing cucumber bers and tomatoes. iris makes a good living teaching yoga it's lucrative on so many levels. if you have something you can't do but you can't give insurance and money. you should put 10% of your time and energy toward that thing you want to do. so in your head you're building toward it while you have the stuff you need. >> makes sense. moeing the lawn smart features to do it for you.
you probably have a smartphone maybe a smart car, a smart home. get ready for the smart lawn. here with the latest mike muniz. michael, we're braving the elements. >> good to see you. >> this is a great way to get a little extra power around the house, but it's solar and wind. >> exactly right. everyone is looking for are way to make their homes more efficient. one way to do it is start with the energy bill. a lot of people are looking at solar energy. this is called the wind stream solar mill. it has winds turbines. >> you put it on the roof. when the sun is not shining it collects energy via wind. >> you hear people say it will pay for itself in how long --? >> a great question. depends on where you are in the country. some places less than a year. other places a little more than a year. >> let's talk about the weather we have rain now. you have something for the weather environment in your yard. >> yeah. exactly right.
this is for hyperlocalized weather. it's a weather station. it's about $180 ou can get it at the apple store and a bunch of places. it provides weather information so temperature, humidity air pollution. >> it's not predicting the weather it's monitoring the weather. >> it does a little bit of both. it will tell you the local forecast for your backyard and the history of the weather information. pollutants and pollen that sort of thing. >> you can monitor from a distance. pathwayfor esthetic and safety. >> that's right. these are solar powered smartphones. you can use a little more sunshine today, but in essence they are solar power. they last for about 20 hours on a single charge and you can make them dance. you can have a strobe light effect. >> change colors on them? >> change colors. yeah. do a number of things. they're $40 each. >> i don't have a green thumb
and you've got a gadget that can help the worst gardener. >> that's right. this is probably my favorite device of them all. you can take that if you want. this is perfect for someone like my sister. she has a huge garden in chicago but it's hard to maintain and keep track of it. this monitors your garden. you can try to plug it in here. it looks like this once you insert it in the garden. it will monitor the amount of sunlight your flowers are getting. >> the temperature. >> the soil. yeah whether you need to water it more often. you can connect it to your hose and automatically water your plant's. >> and a beginner's version for potted plans. >> it's like an entry point. you use it indoors, you can use it with potted plant's this is about half the price about $60. >> i'm looking a the robot mowing the lawn. what happens when there's something on the lawn? >> it has a number of sensor finance woulds.
it would shut down if anything came in the direction of the sensor. no one likes mowing the lawn. >> we have wrangler here. you have a collar that helps us monitor how he's doing. >> it will track his u lo caselocation his activity like fit bit and health and safety. whether he's in the sun too long or stay out and get more activity. >> great information and gadgets. thank you. up next want to lighten your hair or get the tan look? how to bring your favorite part of the beach to your beauty routine. first, this is "today" on
the beach segment? today! don't stress about it. you'll find all the things you need for your beauty regimen. beauty and style expert is here. i know the elements aren't cooperating today. let's make pretend in our mind it's a gorgeous day and we want to get our hair beach ready. >> there's going to be salt water and things in the ocean that makes everyone's hair look so great. >> i agree with that. >> it give use surfer look. you can get the look at home. >> okay. >> this is the infusion spray. it's a great mix of salt water and tropical oils like coconut. our beautiful model here has put it in her hair. you put it on wet hair. it smells great and creates natural looking waves. >> waves are important, too. with hair. you have a magic wand that can take care of business. >> it is. if your hair is strike stagt you can use an electronic call
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we're back now 8:51. are you one of those people who said there's not enough time to lose weight? nbc kerry sanders is here. he's always on the go. he knows the challenges and he may change your mind. >> good morning. it is a challenge when you're on the road and you're checking into a hotel and they hand you a cookie and when you check out they give you a blueberry muffin. at least i know because i'm on the move. there's one guy who sits in place 8 to 10 hours a day, how would you lose weight? one road warrior is teaching us all. ♪ ♪ long haul trucker bobby anderson was on a slow journey now an early death. like so many americans, he was sedentary not behind a desk rather behind the wheel. six days a week up to 14 hours a day. after 21 years on the job, the one-time can do energyic veteran
had become overweight irritable. >> i used to want to look like arnold schwarzenegger and i ended up looking like chris farley. he finally turned a corner. still driving chris crossing the nation the 45-year-old from mississippi has dropped an astonishing 65 pounds in the last year. much disappeared from the waistline. my belly used to be up here on the sphereteering wheel, now i have room to breathe and still going down. >> how did he do it? first, he stopped eating comfort food. the butter on the bread that looks like icing on a cake the fries with liver and onions the endless buffet. all of it gone. >> potatoes blueberries. >> no longer on a shop-- >> mississippi is known for the fried cat fish.
>> all that is off the menu? >> yeah. no more of that. >> he doesn't call himself a vegan or vegetarian. he said he's living a new lifestyle lifestyle. >> it would be easier to go through a drive through. >> it would be. it would be easier to let somebody else do it. after shopping there's the prep work. everything bagged up including the blueberries for the next week on the road. >> it takes all day to get ready to do this stuff but it's well worth it. >> because it's never easy to make a change bobby started blogging about his food on facebook. his plant-fuelled trucker page has thousands of followers with pictures of his meals, his progress and recipes. if we headed north from tennessee, bobby made his first meal. rice cauliflower, broccoli curry powder in a pressure cooker plugged into the electricity. in 12 minutes he prepare a
zplmpblts road. drizzled with peanut sauce. >> it's tasty. very zplmpblts some more? >> yes, please! i think i'll join you. >> the added upside to this for bobby? his blood pressure is now down and his depression is gone. >> i don't take no anti-depressants anymore. no medicine at all. it's all doctor-approved. >> with his energy levels back to his days in the marines, bobby is exercising again. for this trucker the rules of the road have forever changed. >> it's very exciting and every day a different flavor. >> and for bobby, who is now embraced the new lifestyle -- [ honking ] >> turns out there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. after three days on the road with bobby, i can say as in any job doing this does take commitment. >> a lot of planning in the
meals. >> the fact he's cooking in the truck and getting it done. >> pressure cooking. >> by the way, we're going to put some of his favorite healthy dishes the recipes on our website at "today."com/food. good for him. >> almost didn't recognize this guy. >> i know! [ laughter ] >> ocean correspondent. >> we've got an ambush make over. >> yeah. it's going to be a good morning. i'm vai sikahema. bill henley is our meteorologist. you have issued a first alert weather day? >> this afternoon into the evening hours that's when strong storms will take shape. there is potential for severe weather bringing damaging winds,
even a tornado threat for later today and into this evening. we have been seeing rainfall there morning, but it's steadily moving out of philadelphia and through new jersey. still some heavier downpours now into atlantic and cape may county heading towards atlantic city. you see showers in waterford and towards browns mills in burlington county right now. the clouds will break. we'll get some sunshine, look at the warm-up. 89 degrees at 4:00. not much after that time we'll see showers and thunderstorms. >> thank you, bill. you may be wondering. here's what happens when we declare an nbc 10 first alert day. we will have hourly updates about significant changes in the welts. nbc 10 meteorologists are on the alert around the clock tracking extreme weather. it's likely to impact your life. you are likely to find serve weather alerts on our mobile app. it's a free download on nbc10.com. today a judge in chester county will decide if his former principal will go to trial for an alleged indecent behavior.
the concept if thornbury township fired him after his arrest. authorities say he groped an 8th grade student last year in his office and in the school's bathroom. his lawyer told us simon maintains his innocence and will fight the charges. railroads will be making changes in the wake of a deadly amtrak train derailment in philadelphia in may t. obama administration says new rules will require them to have video cameras to record the actions of engineers, more news in 25 minutes.
this morning on "today's" take arianna grande caught on tape in an ugly moment. why police are investigating. then things get messy when we double up for double dares. and our sixth sense tells us haley joel osmond is here. all that and more coming upnow. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take." live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" thursday morning july, 9th 2015. i'm here with natalie, tamron the unbreakable ellie kemper is
here. >> we're hanging tight. [ laughter ] i commented on your dress -- >> thank you very much. this is my friend emily coupler's design. check it out. >> thanks, guys. >> love it. >> emily -- >> from st. louis. >> my friend from st. louis. >> i'm here only to promote st. louis. >> you are. >> i'm not getting any hate mail yet. >> emily -- i'm going to shop. tamron is looking for it now. i was going to say. >> how about the stuff yesterday? all the stuff that was going on? the stock exchange and united airlines. not one but two major computer problems yesterday. it started with massive united states -- excuse me united airlines computer out age that left hundreds of thousands of
planes stranded. a computer router failed taking out flight scheduling and passenger check in systems. that was bad enough. and then just a few hours later, another big technical problem took down the new york stock exchange brought it to a halt for nearly four hours. this morning united said the flights are operateing as scheduled. the stock exchange is back to businesses a usual. we were talking about this all morning long and brian sullivan of cnbc said can you stop calling it glitches. a glitch is when netflix is bufferering, which it never does. >> no. >> these are major problems that shut down the stock exchange and had people stranded at airports. >> and the consequences of it happening to the world's largest united airlines, and the world's largest exchange and the wall street journal, one of the wall street journal website went down around that time. a lot of people were freaking out. >> not to mention the tweet from
the hacking organization if you call them that, involuntary manslaughter -- anonymous. something curious will happen to the stock exchange the night before it happened. and this happened. >> they haven't linked them but they all happened at the same time. >> department of homeland security said there's nothing going on here that appears to be related but at the same time -- the back of my mind is would they tell us if something were happening? as it was going into the trading day yesterday people were so concerned about what was going on in china and greece to begin with. so the market was already down like over 250 points at the time then when this happened everybody was at this point it's a free for all. >> we don't know anything about this irs hacking thing and the federal employees. we know -- i still think a limited amount of information how many millions the union representing the federal workers
they take millions of people's data. the government said otherwise. i don't want to be, you know, the huge conspiracy they areoryist here but i don't know. >> and scary because it feels out of your control. what knowledge do you have and how much control do you have own your own information. it's a scary hingething. >> the leaders say the real security problem is electronic and grid. >> our lives are so dependent on technology. it made me think back to 2008 when the financial markets were in total collapse. like do i have enough cash tucked away somewhere? i was thinking out loud. >> i have a go bag in my home. one of my best friends larry makes fun of me. there's a bag in my home -- >> high heels. [ laughter ] >> when the apocalypse comes
willie is with me. i have cash, i have mace, i have ready-to-eat meals, bars a couple of self-defense things. i have a little weapon. i'm ready. >> i'm ready. >> i have peaches and bottles of water. and beans. >> you too? >> no. >> if it goes down and you have to be like, you know arnold schwarzenegger. >> i can be sean from walking dead. you have a sugar high for us. i'll protect us. >> i've got nothing. i'm going to roll over and suck my thumb and wait for the end to come. it's over. i'm not going to fight it. >> need a little security blanket. >> what should you have in a go bag for your family? not to freak you out. but it's just, you know -- >> i'm thinking of you in "i am legend" as the will smith
character. your none chucks. >> it's okay! just flailing the bad guys. >> move out my way! >> i'm going to save you. >> and then natalie because she's fearless. i'll be playing xbox. >> speaking of things she's ready to end. arianna grande. police are actually investigating the incident. tmd tmz put out the video. arianna, and reportedly this is her new boyfriend, they were at a doughnut shop in california. you see her with with her friends and she licks these doughnuts, which is now under investigation as a public health issue. but the other -- >> she licks them?
>> yeah. and she licked several doughnuts. then she's over heard saying disspirited things about this country. take a listen. >> okay. let me say this apology. i want you to unload here. natalie made a point earlier you're at the doughnut shop. >> that's the point i was going to make. i guess she was getting coffee. that's the only thing. why was she at the doughnut shop? >> i don't know. i was like if your stance is we have an obesity epidemic. how does that apologize about licking the doughnuts. >> what about the poor person
that buys the doughnut after her? >> absolutely. it's the poor behavior is enabled when you think you're entitled to do whatever you want. let this be a lesson. you're not entitled. >> she was here and she was a lovely young lady. her mother and her grandmother. her grandmother was adorable. i'm sure her grandmother and mother let her have it. from our exposure to to her family don't seem like. she's 21 years old. >> she pulled out of the -- she was supposed to do the all-star game. she was supposed to sing the national anthem at the baseball game. demi lo vat dough is stepping in. arianna said it's because she's having dental surgery. >> from too much sugar.
>> you're a celebrity and you know how some people feel -- >> yeah. and it was caught on people. people do things all the time that is caught on tape. you wonder if she was out and had a couple of drinks but the things she said. >> she should said and i'm sorry. i'm sorry i was out of order. move on. >> right. what is wrong with that these days? no one says they're sorry. >> right. >> just apologize. come from the heart. >> we're sorry, adam for going over time. >> let's go to dylan for weather. go ahead! >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by yoplait. yoplait original in 25 delicious flavors. it's a rough morning. we have a couple of showers through new york city right now. they're winding down. it was just a quick little burst of rain. there it is there. it's moving eastward across long island and kentuckyconnecticut.
scattered thurnls through myth again. the best chance for strong storms today in the enhanced area in orange including harrisburg, pennsylvania, philadelphia, and the yellow area we could see isolated tornados. that's not the biggest threat. it's just the hail, the possibility of damaging wind gusts and heavier downpours. keep an eye out later on this evening especially after 6:00, 7:00, here is the cold front. here you go 7:00 8:00 the line of storms will move through the mid atlantic. we'll see improvements and lose the humidity as well. we'll see more comfortable, reasonable temperatures in the northeast. same for the northwest. today is your last hot today. tomorrow y good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a first alert weather day. severe storms later this afternoon, damaging winds, a threat of tornadoes. before they move in showers this morning will break for sunshine this afternoon, 90 degrees today the storms are out
of here tomorrow and less humid conditions for friday and into the weekend. turning hotter, sunday afternoon 93 degrees a chance of more storms, monday tuesday, wednesday, have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan thank you very much. >> tamron, you had a cool event yesterday. >> i promised the girls at girls inc. teaching girls to be strong and to empower themselves. yesterday was their education prevention program. focussing on ending domestic violence. they made great shirts. they love the show and their parents do -- they're in school. it was a fantastic event. go girls! as promised come on ellie! we're holding up their shirt! there you have it. >> yeah! >> don't lick doughnuts unless you bought it, first! >> there you go. >> you lick it you bought it. up next new concerns this morning about the plastic
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reheating food in the microwave and throwing the container in the dishwasher is a way of life for so many. new research in "hypertension" is raising concerns about heating plastic. dr. natalie aczar is here. which plastics are we talking about and what is the concern? >> here is the thing that the bpa or the chemoicals in the products is almost ubiquitous in our household. we have it in some of the plastics that are, you know, contained around food. we have it in medical products and medication and consumer products. it's not like you can avoid them all together. the study was looking at the break down product of the chemicals and trying to correlate with a higher in
increased blood pressure in young people. it was an extrapolation. be. >> what did they find as a result of the study in the blood levels of the kids? >> it was in urinaryyour urinary. this is an on vaguebservationalobservational. we are concerned about the things the chemicals we talk about this a number of times there are chemicals in our environment that potentially could affect our hormones and ultimately increase our risk for card vascular disease down the line. i think it's important shed light on this. it's something that the fda is concerned about and we as consumers are concerned about. >> there are some plastics to
avoid. >> exactly. here is where the important take home message is to read the label. if your container says microwave safe. it is. the containers that don't have that on the label or more importantly have the recycling numbers 3, 6, and 7 that indicates they were manufactured with these chemicals and therefore heating them in the microwave or putting them in the dishwasher or getting them scratched all increase the risk these chemicals can leech out into your food. >> no direct cause and effect out of the study. it was a good reminder for me too. is the stuff i'm putting in the microwave safe for my kids. transfer into glass and put it in the microwave. read your labels. it should be the best guidance. >> i've done that but the dishwasher part i didn't know. i've been washing the plastics in the dishwasher. between scratching and the heat over time can wear wear that
protective layer and that can become -- >> there is a statement put out by the american chemistry council about the study. >> right. >> bottom line for parents watching right now? >> read the label. if it says microwave safe we believe it is microwave safe. if you're unclear don't put it in the microwave and wash it by hand. up next how to save time and money on hotels and more this summer after
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for our classic triple dipper. chili's. fresh is happening now. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, we started with rain. big storms expected this afternoon. in between we will see sunshine break through. >> that will heat things up. >> that heat and high humidity be fuel strong storms later today, potential for severe weather with damaging winds and a tornado threat late this afternoon and this evening. there goes the rain we have been tracking so far this morning. heavier showers just moving through the coast am sectionles of cape may and atlantic city. those are going to be moving offshore. the clouds will be breaking. we will get some sunshine. we will get a warm-up too near
90 degrees this afternoon. late day storms could turn severe. >> philadelphia police are looking for the person that pulled a trigger in a shooting that killed a man in the strawberry mansion section of the city last night. investigators say the shooter opened fire here hitting the victim twice. jury deliberations are under way in the cyber stocking case against the family of the wilmington courthouse killer. david matusowitz his mother are all on charge for the murder of christine belfort. she and a friend were shot to death at the new kashionle county courthouse by the father who then killed himself. if convicted, they could face life in prison. today senator bob casey will make his proposal on the universal pre-k. casey says it would fund universal pre-k for five years, by posing certain corporate tax
taking a look at the headlines the confederate battle flown over the south carolina statehouse grounds is coming down. state lawmakers voted overflight to remove it. governor nicky haley promised to do just that. the flag has long been a symbol of southern heritage and opponents who call it a symbol of oppression. volvo is hoping to move babies out of the back seat. the swedish auto maker has unveiled this. it's a new concept for child safety seat that as you see it's positioned on the front passenger side and it faces the rear for safety reasons, but also slides into place for convenience. many states here in the u.s. require children to ride in the back seat. so that's something that would
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consumers are urged to return the condoleezza to any whole who sale club store. you heard the term frady cat. this morning, we have video of the feline leading the pack. take a look. watch what happens with the cat. you see here, turns around sees that cucumber oak jumped about 13 feet into the air, seemingly not sure what to make of this australian him looking vegetable. threw go that's one of its lives right there. let's get a check of the weather from dylan upstairs. hey dylan. >> laughing makes me cough. i was doing good. >> can you get through the weather? >> oh my gosh, that was too funny t. cat's got my tongue thank you, adam for that one. we do have a nice weekend in the forecast for you. as we inch closer and closer to it. we have a couple spotty showers from minneapolis through chicago. those will be through the afternoon. the east coast looks nice much less hume. this stuff is pretty hot. temperatures in the 90s. in the pafkt northwest highs topping out in the 70s. finally some cooler than average temperatures. we are looking for again a very quiet day for sunday as well
still, nicely comfortable in the northwest. it's hot through the plain states, as temperatures get back into the 90s. we are up to flints in the northeast as well in new york city. so it is going to build right back in. we could see spotty showers around the great lakes. that's a look across the country. here's a peek auto your window. >> good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. severe storms later this afternoon, damaging winds and a threat of tornadoes. before they move in showers this morning, we break for sunshine, 90 degrees today the storms are out of here tomorrow. less humid conditions for friday and into the week, turning hotter, sunday afternoon 93 degrees then a chance of more storms monday tuesday and wednesday. have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. after a very public divorce from football star chad ocho cinco johnson, the stem of from
a domestic violence. reality tv star was determined to rebuild a positive life. she has a new message and tv show that she hopes inspires others. we'll talk to her in a moment. more on the journey to where she is today. >> my name is evlynn. after a two-year hiatus. i'm back and happier than ever. >> i'm engaged to an amazing man. i need to put my past to rest. >> i was with this person for over two years. i definitely thought i was in love at the time. a few weeks after we got married, we got into an argument. he ended up ed butthead butting me. after 41 days of marriage i filed for divorce. the hardest thing for me is i knew people were going to connect my actions on "basketball wives" with the incident and blame me for it. getting blamed for that incident
was definitely heartbreaking, but i knew why and she inspired me. now i'm back with a new life and new perspective. >> i feel like i need to show that there is another side. that's why i'm doing this. >> we should mention chad ocho cinco johnson pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic violence incident. his attorney said he had no comment ahead of the interview. >> lozada and evy a security expert will be demonstrating self-defense moves. it's good to see you. >> you've been out of the spotlight for a couple of years. people got to know you well from the tv show "basketball wives." what transformation or what did you learn over the couple of years? >> i took two years off of reality tv to be able to focus
on my life. i felt like there were things that i needed to address. things that i was dealing with in myself and i wanted to focus on that and my family. >> you have two children. your daughter is an adult now. it was important for you especially for your daughter to see you evolve and present a different person than what so many folks got to know? >> definitely. that's why i decided to do the show. i felt like i put so much negativity out into the world with doing "basketball wives" and after the domestic violence incident i wanted to just do something positive. i feel like i want to inspire women to just be strong and just to have hope, you know, and i think with my show you'll be able to get to see what it looks like. >> and part of the message you're putting out there is how women can defend themselves if god for bid something comes up.
you'll help us out with ideas women can use. >> absolutely. so obviously the question many women want to know what do you do if you're in a situation and you're confronted violently. do you run or do you stand? what do you do? >> okay. so let's do one thing. let's talk about just strikes. okay. i'm going to make it simple because what happens is sometimes when you see self-defense people show you techniques they're very complicated. when you're being attacked you're not going to have time to think about it. today i'm out of my gear and i wore heels because i want to show you moves. if you're attacked you won't be in the sneakers, typically. let's look at willie for a moment. if you have access to the attacker's lower body. this is a great place to strike the top of the foot, the top of the shin and ladies this is what you use. the heel you take the back of the heel and drive it through. the skin here is thin and sensitive. you can cause some serious damage.
if you have access to the midsection the groin area. we know the move the knee coming in and using that or whatever reason you find yourself on the knees and your attacker is over you move your arm. that's a sledge hammer. i won't do it, willie. and then the upper body let's say you have access here. the one place everybody should remember is the throat. we have a lot of nerves that run down this area. obviously it's where we breathe. if you take somebody's breath out of this it's a few second and it sometimes messes with the computer up there. you want to strike. i don't care how do you it just do it. if you're going to do it be fierce. punch, chop strike whatever you need. when you do it, the whole point is to run away. you need to size up your opponent. you are fantastic at it but you understand i may not be able to fight fairly with somebody. they might overpower me.
>> i want to make the distinction here giving advice if someone is an attacker if this is a case in your home of domestic violence there are certainly agencyies, including the police and hotlines you can call. there's a difference here as well in personal self-defense attacker and some of the things we're talking about with domestic violence in the home. thank you for sharing your story. it's important to do that. it premiers saturday on the opera winfrey network. >> thank you very much. coming up next you know him from thanks for calling angie's list. how may i help you? i heard i could call angie's list if i needed work done around my house at a fair price. you heard right, just tell us what you need done and we'll find a top rated provider to take care of it. so i could get a faulty light switch fixed? yup! or have a guy refinish my floors? absolutely! or send someone out to groom my pookie? pookie's what you call your? my dog. yes, we can do that. real help from real people.
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>> good morning. >> how did you get involved with the project? >> i got a call two years ago for the first season and that is available on netflix now if people want to acquaint themselves with the series. the cast has kristin wiig and so many amazing names. i would make it all year around if i could. it's one of my favorite things to work on. and you're playing a different character now right? but still the series picks up. >> yeah. will's character is like the 1980's figure. and he's written the novels in the '50s '60s, '70 and filmed themselves and now releasing them. this is a series that a psychedelic jazz murder mystery. he's on the run for the murder and i'm the british jazz producer who getting him to sell
out. >> the you're sucked into the show and it gets better. >> we dug something up on you from your forest gump days. you were young at the time. you played forest's son. a note that was written on a yellow legal pad. can you tell me. >> i posted that on instagram, i think, last summer. right before we filmed the last scene in the movie where i'm at the bus stop with tom, and he and robert and i were in a trailer together. they were re -- slightly rewriting the last scene and tom wrote down my lines on a piece of legal yellow paper. my parents kept it around and i have this little mystery. >> goose bumps! >> yeah. >> look how adorable you are. oh, my gosh! >> and tom hanks is the nicest -- >> he is. he truly is. yeah. yeah. great cinema dad. >> movie star since he was 4 years old.
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okay. all week we've been getting our game on celebrating game show week. it is all lead up to this moment. >> that's right, tamron hall! >> throw back thursday. we brought in "double dare" host marc summers. >> great to see you. >> grew up on the show. love "double dare." >> thank you. what are we doing? physical challenge we're going to start off down here -- >> when i say go you have a minute! you have to pick up a balloon run over here, and put it on the chair of your partner. you have to break three pie balloons. you pick up pie and toss.
the winner gets three pies in natalie's pants and break pa loon balloons. >> come on! >> shaving cream. good luck! >> you run them over there they break them. >> then we sit on them. >> okay. >> ow! >> ready, get sedt, go! come on, natalie! oh! go! go! >> no, no! throw it! throw it! >> okay. >> nothing over here. nothing anywhere. >>how much time was left on the
clock? >> you guys are going to do it anyway. >> is it over? >> you're done. i don't know what they're doing. we have a throw fie trophy for the winners. you are the winners. congratulations. isn't that an honor? >> i have a lot of whipped cream in my pants. >> of all the things you've achieved in your career where does this rank ellie? >> is there something higher than one? >> i don't know. >> you were magnificent. you pulled it off. >> you won! >> we had a hard time tossing the pies. >> i assumed you walked up. >> no. >> i thought it was after three. >> yeah. you had to get three in. >> you just kept throwing. >> anyway. how much fun was it to host for years? >> unbelievable.
good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. we have issued a first alert. explain that. >> it's for later today. we will see storms taking shape that could turn severe a first alert severe weather day. late this afternoon damaging winds a threat of tornado activity later today. the storms we are watching are in the ohio valley, right now.
they're slowly moving east. the last few raindrops are moving past atlantic city right now. we will see the temperatures climb with thinning clouds. we are at 76 degrees right now, heading to the 90 degrees mark. >> that will fuel those strong storms later today. >> throughout the day, we'll have hourly updates on air and online. nbc 10 meteorologists are on the clock around the clock tracking severe weather in your area. you can find severe weather alerts on tv and our nbc 10 mobile app. a north jersey company is pulling bella rosa parmesan cheese off shelves because it may not list egg among its ingredients and that could put people with egg allergies at risk. consumers should return it for a refund. if you ride the rails, get ready for shorter trains. yesterday they took some rail cars out of service. they want to update them with
>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. all right everybody. that is gwen stefani. it's thirsty thursday, july 9. we've decided to leave the comfort of our studios to come to one of our favorite haunts morrell wine bar. >> i feel so at home here don't you. >> we like this place. >> we have such a great show
including a big week for the gifford family. i missed you so much the last few days, you were very busy because your daughter kassidy is in a film called "the gallows." you were on the red carpet. we'll look at a picture later. >> we'll tell you all about it. she looks amazing. it's an amazing experience. two ladies in or ambush makeover. and something was missing so we have great advice for you about that. >> we'll have a lot of fun with the stars of "my giant life." and let's put it this way, they're giants. >> like 6'11". they're amazing. we'll keep you out of the kitchen with a light, no-cook meal from billy deck. right? >> that's the guy. >> so speaking of something, as my daddy used to say, we're kind of low.
bartender, hey! hey! hello! what are you going to do to get a drink. >> let me show you how it works. hey, handsome. >> regis. >> how are you? reeg what are you doing here? >> i've got a job here. >> what are you doing here you're a bartender? >> i'm a bartender. >> how is it going? >> better than what you've got, i'll tell you now. >> not going very well. you have to learn to serve your customers. >> what are you doing? look at this. >> wait a minute. >> pour it. >> i'm pouring a drink for you. >> daniel, please. >> if i may, if i may. >> he thinks he works here. >> daniel -- [ laughter ] >> daniel i can handle this.
how long has daniel been here? about an hour. >> daniel's fine. just spot him. >> i think you should have kept your day job personally. >> this is too much. >> wait a minute. what's going on with us? >> why are you here in the first place? shouldn't you be getting ready? >> we are going to let everyone in on our secret. we thought it would be the perfect person to join our motley crue, regis philbin! i wish we had him every day, but he's very busy. >> you can't come every day. you can only come once a month? >> once a month. can i ask you something? >> what's going on? >> well, i'm just here. >> we are so excited. we want you to have -- come over
to the studio with us. >> what have you got over there? >> not much. >> we're going to strike up the band and we're going to get this party started. do you want to come with us? come on reeg. come on. thank you. ♪ >> regis is here. >> hey, big guy. how are you doing? >> hi. >> regis! >> everybody thank you for being here. >> regis. look at the people. reeg, the people are here. >> they all came out to see regis. >> ready?
>> hi. >> regis is here. >> hello, everybody. look, we've got regis. regis is here. >> regis is here. >> regis! >> save the network. regis. >> be careful. >> okay. >> regis! >> right here. >> okay. >> regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! >> i need more people than that. >> we're in this studio today.
okay. right in here, regis. here we go. i can leave it on, if you want. okay. >> regis! >> welcome to reeg. >> there are other people out here. >> there's my crowd, yeah. thank you. >> reeg, you want to sit in between us. >> where do you want me to sit? >> where is reeg supposed to be? regis is here. hi, everybody. yes, it's exciting news because we do have reeg with us. it's just because he's very, very busy. >> how does the desk feel? >> it feels good. >> cozy? >> yes. >> there's something going on. anyway, so it's a big day for you. >> it was a big week. kass has been an actress since she played the smart little pig in "the three little pigs" in kindergarten. she is a smart little pig. >> can we break this out one
second? you open "people" magazine and it's great but today was especially amazing if you flip it open. can you believe how beautiful cass looks? >> i have known this little one since she was born. >> you have. >> i was there. when she was born. >> not when she was made. >> okay, all right. >> she has grown up with uncle regis and aunt joy. >> she's a beautiful girl. >> you would have been proud of your girl tuesday night, the premiere at the gallows. i've been to premieres before, and they're exciting, but when it's your child -- >> yeah. >> -- it's just thrilling. it's hard to watch her in the movie. all the kids are great. a picture of the four young people. it's also terrifying. they gave that an "r" rating.
but it's not a slasher movie at all. >> first of all how gorgeous does she look on the red carpet? beautiful, cass, you look gorgeous. >> to watch her with her own glam team. i've had mine forever. they're members of your family, the people that do your hair, makeup and style you. to see her getting ready with her own people. >> were they snapping pictures and calling out her name? cassidy. cassidy. >> i saw you on one of those entertainment shows. and she handled herself beautifully. >> that's the thing. >> she really does. >> i'm excited for her. >> she did an interview with matt on friday. >> matt lauer? >> monday. yes matt lauer. she was so amazing. she was so poised. >> she really handles herself great. >> thank you very much. >> are you going to see "the gallows"? >> he's going to see it with us tomorrow night. >> absolutely. >> it's weird to watch it for the second time in af auditorium
with a ton of people. it's more terrifying the second time because people are still freaking. kiley jenner had to leave she was so terrified. jason kennedy and his beautiful bride lauren, they came, kris and kiley came. it was so strange hearing the paparazzi calling out for your daughter. >> this is such a big week for cass. >> thank you thank you. >> it's the fourth movie she's made already. >> she has five. but they're all little independent films. >> that's all right. that's how it starts. >> that's exactly right. remember when your kids had their very first jobs and they were actually not asking for money anymore, how thrilling that was? >> that was the best thing that ever happened to me. >> since you joined the show, there is something we do that's really fun every thursday. >> what's that? >> it's one of the best parts. it's called -- i was going to say ambush
makeover. >> oh, crud. >> this is just a whole bunch of songs all mashed up together and it's from "pitch perfect 2." you're going to like. ♪ i cannot lie when a girl walks in ♪ ♪ with an itty-bitty waist ♪ ♪ you get thrown ♪ ♪ i went skydiving i went rocky mountain climbing ♪ ♪ >> now we're talking. ♪ and i love deeper and i ♪ ♪ i dug my key into the side of that pretty little four-wheel drive ♪ >> isn't that cool? >> do you have any idea who those people are? >> an instant favorite.
>> this is going to go on forever. >> that's all we've got. >> a reminder, we don't know why, but you can listen to us on channel 108. hoda has her radio show every monday and wednesday. >> i've been on that show. >> yes you have. >> do you ever drink at 10:00 in the morning? >> never! but i have today i'll tell you that. what's going on? >> we are going to "usa today." there's cassidy, too. >> it's surreal. i didn't even know. >> she's on her way. >> she really is. >> a terrific kid and a good actress. >> she changes that world and not the other way around, you know, that's what you hope for for your children, that they stay grounded. what's coming up? >> if your job is making you unhappy and you wish you could have a do-over, a do-over job. >> it's happening right now. >> these two ladies from our crowd are going to get ambush
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we're letting regis catch his breath be a change out of his waiter outfit. now to a special series called summer of secrets, and if you've ever wanted to leave your job and start over from scratch this might just inspire you. >> one woman made the bold decision to leave her career behind and follow her real passion discovering her own secret to happiness. >> last year after teaching high school for 11 years i made the decision to quit my steady stable job to pursue a life of happiness teaching yoga. thank you for coming and joining me today. it was a hard decision to make but it wasn't like i woke up one day and said i quit. it took a little bit of planning
to do so. come back to the center. one of the things people tell me all the time, i wish i could just leave my job and do what you're doing. my answer is you can. you just have to have faith in yourself. if you don't believe you can do it, nobody else will believe it. energize through your core. it fills my heart with lots of joy for creating the life that i wanted for believing in myself and understanding that sometimes pursuing happiness might not be the easiest road, but it's a road well worth traveling. divineing honor. the secret to happiness is understanding happiness comes from within and only you can create your happiness. >> you've got it anayra. >> another brave woman who left her job to start her own pr
firm, kathleen henson, and editor at large of "live happy" magazine. we love when she's here with us. >> thank you, ladies. that was very moving. it takes courage. >> thank you. it really does. >> did you talk to -- i think a lot of people watching will say, gosh, i really want to do what anayra did but i don't have the courage. >> or the finances. were finances something you were concerned about? >> finances was my major concern which i would have quit my job three years before if i knew i could financially do it so i had to meet with a planner and really start a plan and put it into action even one year before i left my job. >> she's doing that the right way, but there are a lot of people dissatisfied at work. >> but they bring their unhappiness home is the problem, isn't it? >> we talk about that a lot at "live happy." work place happiness is important because you bring it into your home. it becomes part of you who you.
cans a domino effect of either unhappiness or happiness, whatever direction you choose. >> sometimes we feel it's beyond our control, well i wish i could but i can't. kathleen, in your case, you were a bigwig at a corporation. >> you were already doing extremely well. >> and you made a difficult choice to leave that behind. >> i did. after the birth of my first daughter, emily i realized that i wanted to be a good mom first, and if i could be a good pr person second, awesome. the firm i was at, it wasn't a good balance for me. so i started my own agency out of my basement as a consultant and it was not glamorous girls. >> you've had four more children since then. >> i have five children. >> and how many employees, 44? >> i have three boys and two girls and in my company i was 42 women and two men yeah. >> 44 people. good for you. it's fantastic. for people who want to do it but you either don't have the courage or you need a plan to do something like this right? >> right.
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shore. looks like a good shore day, but this evening could turn stormy. a first alert has been issued for strong storms later today. they'll be moving in from the west. potentially damaging winds, even a tornado threat later this afternoon and this evening. we are watching the radar. clear in our area for now, but to the west in the ohio valley that's the line of showers and thunderstorms that will threaten us later today. 81 degrees at noontime. some sunshine breaking through, climbing to near 90 this afternoon. look for strong storms late this afternoon and this evening. >> thank you, bill throughout the day we'll have hourly updates on air and online about significant changes in the weather. nbc10 meteorologists are on around the clock. you'll find severe weather alerts on tv and on our nbc10 mobile app. an 11-year-old philadelphia boy is recovering after police say a teenager sprayed hand san
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it's no ordinary thirsty thursday because our good pal, regis philbin, is here. what time is it now? >> it's ambush makeover time. >> that was perfect. we have two women off the plaza in for a new look all at the hands of our crack makeover team. >> they're the best. >> stylist of the stars. ♪ >> and the loveliest "today" contributor i've ever seen. i've seen a lot of her. i have a lot to tell you but not now. jill martin. >> she was an intern on our show.
>> 20 years ago. >> a wonderful intern, yeah. unforgettable. >> i was terrified. >> tell us about -- louis, you were on the show with kathie and regis years ago. >> it's old home week. >> it was great. the weather was quite beautiful and they were just hopping and wanting to be ambushed, i can tell you across the whole plaza was full today. >> laura willaby is 32 years old from delaware the mom of five and is also a grad student. she is celebrating her tenth wedding anniversary with her husband who has given ten years of the service in the air force, even deployed to the middle east. so he wants to give laura the gift for holding down the home front. let's take a leasten enlisten to her story. >> thank you for all you do and i know you want to say thank you to your wife. >> thank you for being such a
wonderful wife and mother to our kids. >> i know you're saying, okay, give me this. >> yes. it's very nice five kids, don't have much time for myself and i'm very excited. >> you're going to look so gorgeous. >> excited. >> it's going to be emotional this one. you have to keep your blindfold on for a second. here is laura willaby before. all right laura, let's see the new you. >> uh-oh. i can't wait. >> wow. oh my goodness. >> are you ready? take off your blindfold, sir. >> hey! look at that. >> that's amazing. >> are you ready to see yourself? >> i am. >> take a second, sweetie. >> oh. >> you look fantastic. >> you look great. >> that's a good sign, isn't it? >> a nice job you did this. >> thank you, thank you. >> spin right around, hohn.
look at this camera right here. tell us about the hair. >> first of all, vanessa actually cut off about 6 inches of her hair, very simple, chic haircut. what i did, i just lightened it and made it uneven. >> i love that. >> dark in the back, warmed it up a little bit. it looks like yours, not mine. you are a gorgeous mother of five. how? >> what are we thinking? >> i'm speechless. absolutely amazing. >> you know, rob you have to get dressed up if you want to go out with this woman. you can't walk around like this. >> i love the jumpsuit. >> so cute on you. >> i've been wanting to use this jumpsuit and it's perfect. a lot of people don't think they can wear jumpsuits but you have to search and try. >> she definitely can. a round of applause. our second lady is ennis baker from chapel hill, north
carolina a mom of three, a social worker. she's never colored her hair ever before. so her husband and 12-year-old daughter elsie are looking forward to seeing those result. let's hear her story. >> elsie, your beautiful eyes opened so big when i said do you want this for mom. you're excited? >> definitely. >> why? >> she's the best mom ever and i've never seen her look different than she already is. she's so pretty and i wanted to outline that. >> are you up for all this? >> yes. excited. >> well, we are too. she is here with husband dennis and daughter elsie. a look before and bring out the new elsie -- excuse me, ennis baker. >> wow. >> all right. all right. take your blindfold off. >> maybe the little girl shouldn't see her. look what happened to your mother! >> you want to see?
>> yes. >> turn around, sweetie. wow. you are so beautiful. >> come over to your mom. >> tell us about the hair. >> i'm so happy you're pleased, number one. i can't tell you how happy that makes me. this is another haircut that's very simple, swept to the side. look at it. how gorgeous is that part? now she can tie it up when she's working out or whatever she is doing. where her hair is naturally curly it goes both ways. i saw her as a slightly there, barely there redhead. if you notice, it's just beautiful. >> it's gorgeous. >> what are you thinking? >> it looks so amazing.
i can't even -- >> i'm having as much fun watching her looking at her mom. >> would you like them to do that on you? come on. he could use a little help, too. >> i could change up the shorts maybe. >> we have a picture of jill when you were an intern. there we go. look at this. old stuff, baby. you've come a long way, baby. leg up on everybody. everybody. >> all right, the stars of "my giant life" did you meet them, reeg? >> yes. they are giants. >> we'll talk to them after this. >> wow. (children laughing) he's so cute! what should we name him? (gasps) can we keep him? -please? mom, can we keep him?
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all right. imagine this, living life head and shoulders above the rest, literally. that's exactly what the stars of tlc's new reality show do every day. >> it's called "my giant life" and it follows four extraordinarily tall women each 6'6" or taller as they navigate everyday situations and things we take completely for granted. >> yeah, that's right. we get along just fine but they have some problem with things like this, boarding an airplane. wait until you see this. you can't believe it. >> put my bags in the overhead bin and get to my seat because everyone is staring at me when i'm standing up in the aisle. cramped on the plane and even in an aisle seat my knees are up to my chest, it's ridiculous. >> ouch. >> lindsay hayward and colleen smith are two of the stars of the show.
hi, ladies. there are challenges and great stuff that comes with it as well, you have long, fabulous legs. >> thank you. >> yes. >> and she said she was greatful she was born hairless because it would take a long time to shave. >> it would take forever. >> it's the little things. >> do you have a solution for it? >> not really. >> yes, you do. >> oh, yes, yes. no we have one for you -- here is one for you. >> we're feeling a little better. >> and here's two for regis. there we go. >> what is it like -- there are some great things about being tall. what are some of the reasons you love it? >> it's just a different perspective. you get to just observe everybody. >> look down on everyone.
>> in a way, in a way yes. in another way you get to represent basically being unique and being confident and therefore, that energy rubs off on other people. >> in your life i know you're tall, but do you ever look at shorter guys -- have you ever fallen in love with a shorter guy? >> i have. >> really? >> 5'10". >> how tall are you? >> 6'6". >> and he didn't have a problem with it? >> not at all. >> he came up right about here, i guess. >> 5'10" guy, yeah. >> regis is looking. >> the best part about it, my friends can always find me in a crowd. >> this show is going to let us get to know you as human beings who just happen to be tall. it's about getting to know you. >> we want to make it clear,
it's not us having grievances and complaining it's showcasing what makes us unique and other people can accept what makes them unique. >> we'll play a little game. do you know what we're doing, reeg? >> i'm going to be a referee in a game between you two -- >> us two against you two? >> absolutely. >> you'd better be good. >> you can take your jacket off. >> take it off. >> don't argue with her. >> i have a question. what are we doing? so we're on the same team. >> watch this! >> oh, nice shot. >> so let's start the game. >> let's start. >> what are we doing, reeg? >> let's see -- >> a jumpoff? >> go ahead regis. good luck. >> one, two, three. hey! don't be a wise guy.
>> one more. >> one, two, three. >> here we go. >> i'm sorry, sorry. >> foul, foul. >> sorry sorry. >> let's stand together. >> let's give you a chance. >> well we're out of time. >> out of time already? >> we are yes. "my giant life" july 14th on tlc. look who is on deck in the kitchen. turn around, reeg. >> where are we going? >> we're going this way. >> where are you?
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turn on the oven so we've been keeping it cool with quick, no-cook recipes. billy deck is here. he has a restaurant in chicago host of "big night out." that premieres tonight. >> okay billy. how are you? what else you got for us? >> an amazing thing for you. first of all, i have this great white wine summer cocktails. some fresh basil leaves and strawberries. >> i'm going to put mine down since i'll be handing knifes. you'll see a lot of romaine spinach, carrots, cabbage. >> you need it for over here. >> does it mean something? >> it's a southeast asian shelf. it usedmersed in water. >> that kind of shelf.
>> yes. first, we'll start chopping and shredding the cabbage. quarter inch ribbons to make it really thin and crunchy. i cut it in half, stay away from the corn. is that your phone, reeg? you can answer that if you want. >> i think it's yours. >> it's not my phone. that's yours reeg. who is calling you? take it, take it, take it. hoda, take it. we've got shredded everything -- >> who is it? >> i'm going to julienne -- call back, call back. >> sorry. >> i don't think i showed anything, this is a phone just like your old one. >> what is that? >> what year did you get that? >> i'm going to julienne some cucumbers here. what you're going to do is cut, first of all, about 2 inches
off, it will be stick shaped you'll create some sheets of cucumbers here first. this is how you do it. >> it's a lot of prep work, this kind of food, right? >> you can prep it in advance and then as long as it's in the fridge you can keep it even a day early if you want. everybody is just throwing stuff in. it will look like sticks like that. a carrot? >> that's a carrot. >> you're going to do the same thing square this off. >> it's a lot of work, isn't it? >> or you could go out to eat. >> it's amazing. you have some jalapenos. dump it all in. throw that in. >> what am i supposed to do with this? >> get that all in there. you do not want to do that.
no, how was it? you should tell your friend on the phone right now. that would be awesome. pulse that up. i do a little bit so it stays chunky. you can shred chicken with your fork. it ends up looking like this. you can switch out some other proteins like steak or shrimp. if you're a vegetarian i love putting mangos in it. put as much protein as you want. >> peanut dressing? >> >> you can put wharf you want in it. >> we're going to run. the whole thing will be on our website. thank you so much, billy. this is "today" on nbc.
today's a first alert weather day as we are tracking storms. rain fell throughout the morning. this was along gerard avenue in fishtown where umbrellas and windshield wipers were needed. we could be in for strong storms as we take a look at the radar. you can see the system to the west there that will intensify as it moves and approaches our area. nbc10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz here with the forecast. >> we have several hours before any real action comes, but we are expecting it. that's why we have a