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2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lawylauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i was on a half second delay because of what's happening in new york city. everybody is excited about the mets. >> tale of two cities. new york happy. the mets going back to the world series. not good morning for chicago. the cubs get swept. >> why can't everyone win? no ties in baseball. >> no crying in baseball either. >> may have been tears in
chicago. let's go to the top story. one day after the vice president said he is not running, hillary clinton now set to testify before the house select committee on benghazi. this stems from september 11th, 2012, was the mission in benghazi, libya, was attacked. four americans were killed, and many have been questioning if the attack could have been prevented. >> a state department independent investigation into benghazi found systemic failures, leadership and management deficiencies at the state department. clinton echoed that report, acknowledging a systemic break down. andrea mitchell has more on that and the political ramifications. good morning. >> good morning to you. with our new poll showing 44% of americans are not yet satisfied with hillary clinton's answers about benghazi, today is, indeed, her best chance to change all of that.
republicans who, themselves, in recent weeks, have hurt the credibility. >> reporter: hillary clinton will be on the hot seat today after spending a week in her washington home in a war room with her husband and top advisers. she's had tough questions on benghazi before, including this iconic moment. >> what difference, at this point, does it make? >> reporter: clinton's game plan this time, not to lose her cool. >> don't play the game. be above the fray and, you know, you'll be fine. >> reporter: house republicans point out if not for their investigation, no one would have discovered clinton was using a private e-mail server. >> they're going to try to wear her down. it looks like this hearing that was going to last for two or four hours, they're talking about six, eight or ten hours. >> reporter: clinton is fired up, as she showed in her town hall with sasavannah. >> this was set up for making a
partisan political issue out of the death of four americans. i would never have done that. >> reporter: what happened before, during and after the attack, now about to be portrayed in a new movie coming out in january, with a storyline clinton allies argue is not factually correct. clinton is facing an ad that aired four times during the debate. despite criticism by the families of those killed in the attacks. the mother of one of the victims wants answers from her today. >> how come she let my son be killed? she knew this was happening. >> her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: it's republicans led by kevin mccarthy who helped clinton, by acknowledging the politics of it all. >> the stakes are high today for hillary clinton and her campaign for the presidency and also for the republicans who have, so far, spent $4 million over 17
months, and have yet to call another top national security official during benghazi, other than hillary clinton. >> andrea mitchell, thank you very much. despite what you said, the high stakes at the benghazi hearing today, hillary clinton has one less thing to worry about. vice president joe biden is not going to challenge her for the democratic nomination for president. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on what was going on behind the vice president's decision, if you can. >> extraordinary day at the white house. after more than 80 days of in indecision by vice president biden, the time was gone. his son had died in may, which was pivotal, but for biden, bowing out doesn't mean staying quiet. >> reporter: joe biden is waking up to the reality his lifelong goal of becoming president isn't going to happen now. >> i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the
nomination. >> reporter: it was a difficult decision for the vice president, as recently as monday, his advisers were convinced a 2016 campaign was a go. instead, they and even the president, who served as a sounding board for biden, for left guessing until the final hours. with one of the biggest questions of the race settled, hillary clinton has the most to gain. polls show her lead over bernie sanders increasing without biden in the race. clinton called biden after the announcement and tweeted he's a good friend and a great man. sanders also weighed? >> joe biden is a man who has devoted his entire life to public service and to the well-being of working families and the middle class. >> reporter: so did republicans. >> i thought he would have been a competitive candidate in the democratic nomination. >> he did the smart thing because, frankly, i don't know that he would have won. he wouldn't have gotten the nomination. i don't think he probably would have. frankly, i really want to run
against hillary. i really do. >> reporter: biden, who has run for president twice before, at times, sounded like a candidate during wednesday's announcement, seeming to take aim at hillary clinton, who recently called republicans her enemies. >> they're not our enemies. for the sake of the country, we have to work together. >> reporter: and he made it clear in the months ahead, he will not sit on the sidelines. >> i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation. >> sources familiar with biden tell me an important moment for the vice president was the democratic debate, when clinton, who had been wounded, delivered a dominant performance. her poll numbers went up, and his started to drop. it was hard to see a path to victory at that point. >> kristen, thanks. stick around. >> we'll bring chuck todd into this conversation. let's start with benghazi. that's the news we expect today. hillary clinton has done a
fairly good job of trying to disqualify this panel. some would argue they disqualified themselves. would you expect her to kind of call them out on that directly today? >> i'll be curious to see how aggressive she is on that front. i think that that is actually a riskier strategy. if she -- you could argue, they did the politicizing. they acknowledged it with kevin mccarthy, let them live with it. if she doesn't take this seriously, if she's too political herself, she's not going to help herself with the narrow slice of voters that might actually be persuaded by what happens today. >> the tone is hard, and she hasn't always gotten the tone right. she got criticized for making jokes about the scandal. i would imagine, there are going to be testy moments. >> there are. i think there's two tough things she has to deal with. number one is, for 15 years, the state department was told it had to improve embassy security. 15 years. this is four secretaries of
state. she, along with three other secretaries of state, didn't do that. second, is this about libya and the decision to go into libya? that's where she has no good answers. if they focus on e-mails, if play focus on the benghazi attack itself, that's where republicans can fall into a trap and clinton can feel comfortable. >> savannah and i were talking. it was bizarre yesterday in the rose garden. i'm not running but here's what i would say if i am. i'm not running but i'll take swipes at the front runner who, by the way, i'm not ready to endor endorse. what was your feeling about that? >> it was almost as if he was delivering the speech he would have delivered if he had announced. i think it underscores how conflicted he was throughout the entire process. this is someone who always wanted to be president. i think when he looked at the numbers, when he looked at the big picture, he realized it was a narrow path. in order to win the nomination, he would have had to have gone after hillary clinton.
he would have had to have gone for the njugular. that's not what he wanted to do. >> someone who said biden would look like a candidate the second before he got out of the race, it was true. >> he regrets not getting in before the debate. that was not a speech of a man who decided not to run for president. that was a speech by a man who said, i want to be president but i can't figure out how to run. >> can i ask about paul ryan? he doesn't have the endorsement of the freedom caucus, the hard liners in the house -- >> but he has the votes. >> right. is he likely to be speak center. >> he said, i won't do immigration while president obama is president. that might have been enough. >> thanks, guys. appreciate it. republican front runner donald trump will join us live monday morning from new hampshire for a live town hall meeting with voters. join can conversation.
send us a question using #trump today. to a major development in the road rage case that left a 4-year-old new mexico girl dead. authorities arrested a man and charged him with murder. miguel is following the story from albuquerque. good morning. >> good morning. tony torez wasretorrez was arre confessing to the shooting. there were multiple leads that led them to the suspect, a murder motivated by road rage. >> reporter: the news came with this tweet. tony torrez charged with the murder of lily garcia, less than 48 hours after her death. >> the albuquerque police department detectives took into custody, tony torrez, age 32, who confessed to the murder, of little lily gttl lilly garcia. >> reporter: lilly was shot in a
fit of road rage. she was riding in this pickup truck with her father and brother after school, when road rage led torrez to fire at the truck while driving on the highway. >> the father recognizing that he did, in fact, hear shots, saw that his daughter was bleeding, pulled to the edge of the road and tried to administer first aid. >> reporter: the only one hit by the gunfire, lilly died at the hospital. 66% of traffic deaths are caused by aggressive driving. 37% involve a firearm. lilly's family, thankful for the support pouring in on social need immedia media and online. her mother writing, your help, comfort and compassion during
this difficult time is greatly proes appreciated. her father, she was the light of my life and showed me how to truly love. a family grateful as they grieve. >> the mayor says torrez has a lengthy criminal history. he faces several felony counts, including murder. he's being held here on $650,000 bonds. back to you. >> thank you very much. let's get to al now with potentially dangerous weather situation you're following. >> we've already got reports of high water rescues going around in texas. let's show you what's been happening overnight. we start in new mexico. you can see the heavy rain pounding. hail involved. high water rescues had gone on overnight. look at the hail coming down. golf ball sized hail coming in, causing problems, breaking car windows and causing big damage. lubbock, texas, you can see the driving rain, which is causing massive flooding, high water
alerts. we have flash flood watches and warnings in effect. this is why this is happening, we have basically hurricane patric patricia, all the moisture will be coming up out of mexico into texas. we have a tornado watch in effect right through the afternoon, as these heavy thunderstorms move through. flash flood watches and warnings into early next week. all this moisture coming up, and the cells of these rain cells are going to keep piling up on top. today, north central texas is the bull's eye. locally, four to six inches of rain. tomorrow, we have more. the system will stall out and sit over texas. another five inches of rain. as we move into saturday, another five inches of rain on top of that. south central texas, to corpus christi, between today and tuesday, along i-35, 12 inches or more of rain, guys. >> wow. >> falling in that area. flash flooding is going to be a massive problem. this is going to be an all
weekend event. >> we will keep an eye on it. thank you. >> you bet. let's turn to major league baseball. for the first time in 15 years, the new york mets are headed to the world series. listen. >> strike three called. they haven't been to the world series since 2000, and the mets are on their way back! >> that's right. the mets swept the chicago cubs with a big win, game four, the nlcs, 8-3. they jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning. they never looked back. >> second baseman murphy led the way again, hitting another home run, a record-setting six straight post season game in which he homered. murphy is mvp. the series was never close. the cubs never head the lead. for their opponent, that's to be determined. the series is, kansas city
leadin leading. >> the new york papers, all over the mets' win. you want to see how tough it is in chicago? they haven't won since 1908. take a look at some of the faces on cubs' fans, who are still waiting for the miracle return. >> painful. >> it's a young team. they have high hopes. >> lot of potential. >> hearts go out to the folks in chicago. >> mets have a five-day rest? >> yeah. don't play until tuesday. some of the young arms, they'll do all right. natalie has breaking news. >> starting off with a deadly attack at a school in sweden. officials say a masked man armed with a sword or large knife killed at least one teacher and injured several students at a school outside sweden's second largest city. anxious families waited outside of the building for any news.
the school has 400 students with classes ranging from preschool to high school. the attacker was shot and wounded by police. police in st. louis are trying to find whoever is behind a string of arsons at churches. at least seven churches have burned in the last two weeks. the latest one this morning. reporter john henry of our nbc station is in st. louis. good morning. >> good morning. this happened near downtown st. louis. like all the other fires, it happened at a doorway. it was set at the doorway here. one big difference here is it happened at the rectory of this church. on top of that, there's also a geographical difference. it happened near downtown. the others have happened in the north side of our city. on top of that, another difference to be told here, is that this is a predominantly white church. the other churches have been predominantly black. they believe the person may have scouted out the area beforehand. >> john henry in st. louis.
thank you. secretary of state john kerry is holding a key meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry arrived in berlin for the leens betwe -- violence between palestinians and israelis. kerry will meet with president abbas in a few days in jordan. pope francis has a small, curable brain tumor. the paper said the pope met with a japanese surgeon twice to offer health advice. the report is called unfounded, and the surgeon dismissed the story as completely false. the newspaper says it stands by its story. today in new york city, a tribute at the national september 11th memorial and museum for slain police officer holder. the man who killed holder,
howard, was arraigned and charged with first degree murder. there's a lot of outrage, as the suspect is described as a career criminal with 28 prior arrests. many wondering why he had been on the streets at all. the suspect is now being held without bail. cory wells, one of the founding members of the 1970s rock group, three dog night, died unexpectedly. they had hits like "mama told me not to come," and this one, "joy to the world." ♪ jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine ♪ >> shamala. easier sung than said. he performed with the band until last month when he developed back pain. he was 74 years old. >> that's sad. >> we all remember. >> generational. we had a young lady named carter who works with us.
when we told her the song, "joy to the world," she thought it was the other. >> the holiday song. >> exactly. you had to be around back in the day. >> the '70s. >> exactly. >> good times. >> more weather? >> let's show you what's going on for the rest of the country. today, we have a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. the rain makes its way to the central plains. up and down the eastern seaboard, we have gorgeous weather, as well. cooler but sunny through the great lakes. to the used car buyer who's worried about getting taken for a ride... don't worry. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case that absolutely 100 percent perfect choice... ...turns out to be... less than perfect... we give you five days to change your mind. sorry.
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley, a chilly start, a beautiful day ahead. temperatures climbing into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds, 15 miles an hour. tomorrow the chill is back him typical for autumn. 63 in the afternoon after a morning temperature near 50 degrees. the colder weather arrives saturday morning, down to 39 for tonight's afternoon rebound to 64 on saturday a. chance of early source on sunday. ten drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day.
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minute draf time. that itself a big increase from earlier eastbound to the schuylkill expressway, some slow going there, the rest of the drive times, 95, southbound, to the vine street expressway. 36 minutes, chris. unusually warm late october day is upon us. nbc 10 first alert bill henley is standing by. >> unusual weather is actually in the poconos mountains. you see scattered clouds there. 55 degrees right now in mount poke no, that's warmer than philadelphia. 53. we see the numbers climb into the 70s this afternoon. still seeing 40s for allentown, 41 degrees in millvale, with sunshine. we will be in the 60 by find time today. >> and we are back if 25 minutes with another update. have a great morning, everyone.
official endorsement. as mentioned, the new york mets heading back to the world series for the first time in 15 years. red-hot second baseman david murphy homered again, as the mets continued their sweep of the chicago cubs. they now await the winner between toronto and kansas city. coming up, point, click and deliver. package gridlock. online sales are booming. they're expected to increase more this holiday season. now, more and more landlords are saying, thanks but no thanks. they're not taking resident's deliveries. what is a shopper to do? mexico's most wanted fugitive, the search is growing more intense. authorities captured six people who helped el chapo break out of prison back in july. >> reporter: more than three months after kingpin joaquin el chapo guzman tunnelled out of this prison, the mexican government arrested dozens of
people allegedly involved in helping him get away. on wednesday night, mexican authority general gomez said six more people have been arrested, including chapo's brother-in-law, who allegedly supervised the tunnel instruction, and a member of his legal team, accused of masterminding the escape. a pilot was also arrested. to escape, guzman dropped down a hole in his prison cell to a sophisticated tunnel, the exit a mile away. what's most impressive is how well the tunnel is built. there are steel beams, wood, electricity. this is a generator to run the lights. this is an electrical panel. the attorney general says he was then driven north to the town of san juan del rio. from there, two planes took off. one carrying chapo heading west to the sinaloa area, the stronghold of his drug cartel, where he's fiercely protected. >> he knows that area better than probably most of mexico's security forces.
>> reporter: sources tell nbc news after agents intercepted phone calls indicating chapo was at a ranch in a tiny town, marines raided the area earlier this month. it's believed chapo and his security team got away on all terrain vehicles. he suffered leg and facial injuries to avoid recapture. the latest military search for chapo is winding down, as his trail goes cold. the attorney general says chapo will face justice. once again, he has disappeared. for "today," mark potter, nbc news, miami. we want to turn now to former nba star lamar odom and his wife khloe kardashian. odom was hospitalized after suffering a drug overdose. now a surprising development. craig melvin has more on that. >> good morning. the spotlight once again focused on their relationship. lamar odom, khloe kardashian, they separated in 2013. they had filed for divorce.
submitting the paperwork in july. the judge just had to sign off. yesterday, the entire process came to a halt. >> reporter: it's official. khloe kardashian and lamar odom are calling off their divorce. in court documents filed wednesday, kardashian's requested the divorce judgment willing dismissed. the nba star, still recovering, signed the agreement. >> a source says this wasn't the time for the couple to move forward with their divorce proceeding. it's a difficult and trying time for them, and they're focusing on the fact that lamar needs to get better. >> reporter: lamar odom is again waking up in a los angeles hospital. he arrived three days ago with his previously estranged wife at his side. odom was found unresponsive last week inside a brothel. odom's condition is improving. in a statement released tuesday,
khloe kardashian said, the past week has been incredibly difficult but incredible strides have been made. >> courtesy of chef odom. >> reporter: the former nba champ has a long road to recove recovery, as the road to reconciliation starts today. >> the couple could file for divorce again but, apparently, this is typical standard procedure there. >> seems like they want to put the process on hold for now. >> wait and see. >> craig, thank you very much. get another check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we have the temperature roller coaster going. a good time to keep your feet and arms inside the car at all times. boston, let's start it off. monday, you were 48 degrees. wednesday, you got to 61. look what happens friday, you're down to 52 degrees. let move along. we go to new york city. again, on monday, you had a temperature of a 53.
yesterday, 76. tomorrow, 60. finally, take the roller coaster to philadelphia. monday, 55 degrees. yesterday, 76, and then we get to 64 on friday. you like that? >> can't handle roller coasters anymore. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start a. beautiful day ahead. we see lots of sunshine, the temperatures climb into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds 15 miles per hour. 53 in the afternoon, after a morning temperature near 50 degrees, the colder weather arrives saturday, 39, an afternoon rebound. a chance of early showers on sunday, drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> glad i was able to induce a little nausea for everybody.
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each package is ten minutes of lost productivity, adding up to $3 million a year. >> they said that the new policy was packages would no longer be going to the office, that they would be dropped off at your door. >> reporter: christina says she and her neighbors are outraged. >> a lot of people are breaking their lease and moving out. >> reporter: the company said the decision wasn't easy. the package volume exceeded the amount of space we have to accommodate them. other properties like this one in houston opened a package room in the last year. >> we're trying to make it more convenient. >> reporter: with online retail sales expected to surge 27% since 2013, not just departments are inundated, but college campuses, where students areboo. many mail rooms offer e-mail or text alerts. others have height and weight restrictions. others are installing lockers with key pads for residents.
>> it can be overwhelming. >> yes. >> do you need a bigger package room? >> yes. >> this rental property in atlanta has hire add full-time employee whose job it is to handle the packages. guys, this is no longer a high-end ameanamenity. many residents expect it. >> it is growing. >> absolutely. >> every time a guy comes to my door, the driveway, i go, nice seeing you. he goes, i'm sure i'll see you later. >> i feel bad. i get like six packages a day at my house. >> becoming family members. >> invite them in for dinner next time. coming up, who will take the stage for the super bowl halftime show? there's buzz around one band this morning. carson has the latest iphone rumor. could the home button be
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>> good morning. i'm chris cato, time to check your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> look at the score, plenty of sunshine yesterday and today. it will be warmer today. 52 degrees in philadelphia. 47 in trent on. at the shore it's already 59 degrees at cape may and cape may point. look at that sunshine, 69 degrees at noon time. 75 at 3:00. >> now it's time to get a check on the morning russia with nbc 10 reporter jessco boyington. >> we have an accident in new jersey. a few causing problems, approaching the philadelphia area. right here, this is 76 in new jersey. we have an accident headed eastbound. almost at a stand still.
also an accident to talk about on the 42 freeway. right around creek road on the northbound side. so you can see drive times affected. the heaviest because of that accident. northbound from 55, we're now at a nine-minute drive. chris. >> another accident may affect your morning drive we follow in delaware county after a person was hit by a car on a busy highway there. this is along route 202 in glen mills. we are not sure if the person stopped or kept going. you can definitely expect to lead on 202 as police investigate. police are trying to figure out who fired a bullet that hit a home in philadelphia overbrooke farms neighborhood. a woman was awakened by that gun show. she was not hurt. i'm chris cato. we'll have another update for you in 25 minutes. have a good morning.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, wooing working women. the company that will pay for fertility treatments, adoption fees and more. will it be a trend? you sang like a dog trying to lay an egg. >> everyone's favorite judge, simon cowell, joins us to talk about some big news. wrangler on the road. our puppy with a purpose is crossing the country, making friends everywhere he goes. >> up, down. >> as we head to the lone star state this morning. today, thursday, october 22nd 2015. ♪ it's always a good time
♪ mama told me not to come >> good morning, australia! >> it's my 16th birthday, and i came from minnesota. >> from arizona, i'm 60 today. >> look at you. happy birthday. >> al roker is my hero. >> herewe're here to see savann. >> it's 8:00 on "today." welcome back. it's thursday, october 22nd, 2015. it's a pretty day out here on our plaza. you have kind of a sentimental pick for your throwback thursday song today. >> because we were talking about the loss of cory wells, the late singer of three dog night, we decided to do "mama told me not to come."
>> it was your wedding song. >> love it. >> our buddy wrangler is not here by carson's side this morning. he's on the road. he was in washington, d.c. yesterday, and today, he's in the heart of texas. he's in dallas. we'll find out what he's been up to in the lone star state. also, a familiar face, especially in my house. siri pinter is back. she'll show us crock-pot recipes for the weekend. >> let's get the top stories from natalie. good morning. it's a critical day for hillary clinton and her presidential ambitions, as she go back to capitol hill to testify before the house select committee on benghazi. she's facing tough questions about what happened before, during and after the 2012 attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound in libya that killed four americans, including the
ambassador. she accused the committee of turning benghazi into a political issue, but house republicans point out it was their investigation that led to the revelation about mrs. clinton using a private e-mail server. vice president joe biden is urging fellow democrats to run on president obama's record, even though he has decided against a third run for the white house. biden ended months of speculation during an appearance with the president wednesday in the rose garden. he said after losing his son beau in may, the grieving process did not leave him with enough time to mount a winning campaign. wisconsin republican paul ryan is a step closer to becoming speaker of the house. late wednesday, he won the backing of a majority of the conservative house freedom caucus. ryan tweeted, it's a party step toward party unity, one of his conditions for agreeing to run for the post. a suspect is in custody for the deadly road rage shooting of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico.
tony torrez was arrested overnight. he's charged with murdering lilly garcia tuesday, by firing into her father's truck. police say the two men had just exchanged words over a traffic incident. they say an anonymous tip led to the arrest. police in southern california are asking for help in finding four masked suspects seen here on surveillance video, as they burst into a jewelry store on wednesday and staged dramatic smash and grab. it all lasted about a minute. the men reportedly were armed, but no one was hurt. officials said the stolen items had tracking devices. about 30 minutes after the robbery, police got reports of rolex watches being thrown out of a car on a freeway. guess they figured it out. seesame street is introducig a new character to increase autism awareness. the new kid on the block is this little kid. preschooler named julia. sesame street says she'll be a bright little girl who does things a little differently when
playing with her muppet friends. julia will appear in digital and printed storybooks, featuring elmo and abby. great idea. glad to see them do it. >> thanks very much. let's talk about health care. open enrollment season about to start for a lot of companies. while it may feel like the trend is higher premiums and fewer options, at tech firms, it's the opposite. >> intel is quadrupling some of the fertility benefits. why, erica? >> this is what some people are hoping this will be a new and different trend when it comes to health care. not only will employees see more benefits for the fertility treatments, but the family leave and adoptions are getting a boost. the tech giant says it's good for business. >> reporter: there's no perfect time to start a family. increasingly, americans are putting off babies to focus on education and career. the downside to having children
later, our bodies don't always get the message. and age isn't the only factor. across the country, 1 in 8 women struggle with fertilitfertility. recently, well-known tech companies have been adding more fertility benefits for employees. facebook and yahoo! will pay for egg freezing. intel will quadruple their fertility benefits to $40,000. related drug costs will increase. employees won't need a medical diagnosis, which will help same-sex couples. >> this initiative is basically trying to help our employees at a time when any research says that it's very stressful, specifically, people trying to start a family. >> reporter: women account for over 24% of intel's work force. it's a number the company is hoping to grow. >> what we wanted to do was to
keep the talent we've got and, also, help to attract even more talent. >> reporter: while some form of infertility treatment is covered by 60% of large companies across all industries, only about 1/4 cover invitro vertly vaifertilie most expensive. it can cost $30,000 with a success rate of 20% to 30%. >> we were willing to break into our retirement and do what we had to do because we wanted children so badly. >> it didn't come to that. her benefits covered nearly all of her fertility costs. >> we didn't have to fret over how we would afford it, necessarily. fret over things like, we're going to be parents. how do we do that? rather than, how do we pay for it? >> this is something that, obviously, is working well. we're seeing it with high-tech
companies who will say, we need to do this and increase the benefits because we need to attract and retain top talent. regular mainstream businesses and small businesses, it's tough for them to keep up with the cost. maybe they will have some influence. >> one area you have the competition for the best employees is working out for the employees. coming up on trending, a frightening tale out of cleveland. is the ghost of claude monet haunting his own art? a big announcement from simon cowell. the answer to every parent's prayers, the secret to getting your kids to sleep through the the kids are asleep.
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we're back. it's 8:12. time for what's trending today. >> does it smell like cheese, or is it just me? >> yummy. >> come on. >> i was about to say, al roker is going to make a cheese joke. >> chocolate or cheese? >> chocolate. >> me, too. >> i love cheese. >> you love cheese? >> and chocolate. >> couldn't choose? >> which would you give up? >> i can't. >> answer the question. >> i can't. >> think about it, but you have to make a decision at the end of this trending report. new report is explaining our obsession with cheese. researchers say it could be as addictive as drugs. our brains apparently read a chemical compound in cheese as an addictive substance. one expert said cheese should be called dairy crack. by the way, experts say we're only supposed to have an ounce of cheese a day. you know how big an ounce after cheese a day is? this, right here. this little one, that's an ounce of cheese. i picked it up, sorry.
>> i've been thinking about it. i'm going to say, i'd rather give up chocolate than cheese. you can get something sweet in other ways. there's only one cheese. there's only one cheese. >> dairy crack. >> don't make me give up the wine that goes with the cheese. >> don't make carson give up his velveeta. >> cracker barrel, extra sharp cheddar. >> my mom made a great open faced velveeta grilled cheese with tomato. >> next story? >> catch you in mid sentence. >> i was cleansing for the next item. secret to a happy marriage? it is not something you do, it is something you say. forget the fancy jewels. don't buy expensive vacations. comes down to two words, thank you. this is from the university of georgia. couples who express gratitude to each other are more likely to stay together, saying thank you.
it helps with the damage caused by a nasty argument. >> i'll end the cooking segment with siri by saying thank you. >> even if your spouse yells at you, say thank you. thank you for pointing out my flaws. >> you know the worst thing you can say in an argument? >> i know you are, but what am i? >> i'm sorry you feel that way. that's worse. >> never say that. >> i hear what you're saying. >> but -- >> but i'm not really listening. >> all right. this time of year with halloween around the corner, people like a good mystery. here's one from the cleveland museum of art. see what you think. they have an exhibit featuring the works of claude monet, the french impressionist. he died in 1926. lots of people have checked it out, including one mystery man. take a look at the top of the photo. a shadowy figure with a long, white beard and a hat hovers above. does he look familiar? >> yes. >> some say it's the ghost of
monet himself. that he turned up to oversee the exhibit. the museum says the photo was not retouched in any way. >> or could have been one of the members from zee zee top. >> could have been a publicity stunt. >> i think so. now to the chart-topping band who could rock the super bowl halftime show. can't wait any longer. >> have some cheese, wine and relax. yesterday, big news about chris rock and the oscars. this morning, we're talking about another one of the year's biggest events. the super bowl halftime show. who might you see on the stage in february? adam levine and his band, maroon 5. the guys are in extensive talks and currently are front runners for the gig. there have been other names. bruno mars, coldplay. maybe they all do it. >> that'd be awesome. >> adele, forget the rumors, the superstar herself is confirming new music is on the way.
she didn't give a date, but her else kssay posted on social med which is awesome, read it, her new album, 25, she'll explore her journey to self-acceptance. >> the last album was a breakup album and now this one is a makeup album. >> we've been missing adele. another trending topic. "back to the future." matt celebrated with the cast yesterday on their big day. michael j. fox and christopher lo lloyd showed up on "jimmy kimmel live." he explained johnny carson no longer being on television. he explained the craze that is the selfie. pretty good. they look amazing. >> they do. >> by the way, i called him christopher walken yesterday.
>> do you have cheese in your mouth right now? >> i do. >> finally, big news from simon cowell. after a two-year hiatus from american television, he's making a comeback. he will be joining "america's got talent" as a judge. joe fryer got the details from simon himself. ♪ i've got to run away >> you sang like a dog trying to lay an egg. >> reporter: if television had a supreme court -- >> i really hated that. sorry. >> reporter: -- simon cowell might be cheap justice. now, he's returning to u.s. tv as a judge on "america's got talent." >> you are essentially the boss of the show. did yao sou say, i would like t the judge, or was it someone else's decision? >> no. i couldn't really do that. it was the network's decision. >> did you judge them, like hey here? >> i popped my head up. if you are looking for a very good looking british judge who can fit on the show, i know someone, yeah. >> it was like some ghastly
party where three work mates got drunk. >> you've done americ"americani "x factor," "britain's got talent." >> i think the "america's got talent" is one of the best talent shows in the world. the british one has been probably the most fun job i've ever had in my life. >> i think you can win this competition, after that. >> reporter: these days, cowell is balancing work with fatherhood. his son eric was born two years ago. >> how has it changed you? >> you become responsible for someone else apart from yourself. that's your protective gene that kicks? >> can we expect to see a gentler simon on the shows since you're a father? >> if they're good, yes. if they're terrible, no. i can't sit in front of someone who is useless and say, take singing lessons and everything will be fine. >> it was just karaoke with a
capital "k." it was. >> i should ask you about the scruff. >> what do you think? >> it's great. >> yeah? >> what's the feedback? >> positive. not by everyone, but i'll keep it a while. i have a housekeeper who has been with me 25 years, brenda. she saw me and screamed. she didn't like it. >> everyone is a judge, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> earlier this year, howard stern suggested simon, and that is your pop start. back to your cheese, everybody. >> i thought you were enjoying that already. >> we vote for this on trending every day. a knasnack platter. >> tomorrow? >> al, you went for the blue cheese. >> i like it. >> check of the weather? >> let's show you what's happening right now. again, our big concern today into the weekend is going to be texas in the central plain states. we've got a lot of activity going on.
right now, we've got a tornado watch in south central texas. we're going to be watching that, as well. heavy rain between now and tuesday along the i-35 corridor. we're talking heavy rain. dallas, san antonio, corpus christi. some areas, up to 12 inches of rain before it's all over. we will watch this as well. also, just in, this is really kind of scary. warmest september on record globally. the highest departure for any month in 136 years. and seven months this year with all-time warmth. 2015 is on track for the warmest year on record. we continue to track this as w good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but a beautiful day ahead. we'll see lost of sunshine and temperatures climb into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds at 15 miles per hour. tomorrow, the chill is back.
typical for autumn. 63 in the afternoon after a morning temperature near 50 degrees. colder weather arrives saturday morning down to 39 with a nice afternoon rebound to 64 on saturday. chance of early showers on sunday then drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you. day two of wrangler on the road, our puppy with a purpose. he's in the middle of an a adventure, deep in the heart of texas. >> what's wrangler been up to, janet? >> hey, guys. good morning to you. you get to enjoy wrangler every day, but this is a big deal here. in fact, we have the texas chapter of the wrangler fan club here. actually, wrangler's trip had a serious purpose. it is to put in a new, different and challenging environments. he did something yesterday many of us find challenging. going through airport security.
>> reporter: getting to dallas marked a milestone for wrangler. his first plane ride. >> wrangler, come. >> reporter: just like the rest of us, he had to endure airport security. wrangler traveled as part of american airlines puppies in flight program. >> we welcome you to board. >> reporter: which let sky dogs in training hitch a ride to their assignments. he even got his wings. >> he's the youngest pilot ever. >> reporter: in texas, wrangler channels his inner cowboy at the ft. worth stockyard. checking out, but not wrangling, cattle, during the daily drive. and who doesn't need a few friends when in a new place? >> sit. good. >> down. >> you want to read to him?
>> yeah! >> yes. >> reporter: kids from the ft. worth boys and girls club were thrilled to give wrangler a texas-sized welcome. >> said the cat in the hat. >> reporter: hard to say who enjoyed it more. >> there we go. thank you, guys. >> wrangler did great on wednesday. no secondary screening on the plane. he slept most of the flight. as you saw, he was not phased at all by those long horn at the ft. worth stockyard. at the hotel last year, very well-behaved. we had to draw the line at ordering room service. otherwise, he's a little exhausted from his travels. what are you eating on the ground there, babe? a lotd of fans have come to see him. it's been a smooth trip to far, guys. >> adorable. getting up close and personal with wrangler. does he miss us at all, janet? >> i'm sorry? >> has wrangler asked about us?
does he miss us or anything? >> i'm sorry. still having trouble hearing. >> never mind. >> he wants to eat everything on the ground. he's been very well-behaved. he'd love to stay in tex bas bu he has another part of his trip tomorrow. >> i take that as he misses us. tomorrow, wrangler is on to philadelphia. want to learn about puppies like wrangler, go to the link on our website, today.com. coming up, siri is cooking up slow cooker treats, perfect for your next tailgate party. firs
good morning i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast with bill henley. great sunny day ahead. >> this will get your attention. temperatures are climbing right now with bright sunny skies. what a beautiful day ahead. nice october day that will feel more like september. sunny view of center city and that's the sunny view from center city from high atop the comcast building. temperature 53 degrees. the wind is just getting started. from the southwest. that will when the warm up today. 50s for philadelphia. 40s for trend, wilmington, mount holly and pottstown. >> heading out the door, we're watching the roads for you. jessica? >> we're watching 95 right now
approaching cottman avenue which is having one of the biggest delays this morning on the southbound side approaching the center city area. this drive time is in the red, 36 minutes there from woodhaven road. we're doing better onto 42 freeway in new jersey. accidents around 42 northbound at creek road. we're just a little bit slow. tracy. >> police are investigating after a person was hit by a car in delaware county. to stay force 10 was over the scene along route 202 in glenn mills around 7:00 this morning. we're not sure if the vehicle that hit the person stopped. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house fire. fire started in a row home around 3:30 this moaning and then spread to homers. i'm tracy davidson. another update in 25 minutes. you can always get updated news and weather with the nbc 10 app. it's a free download. check it out.
♪ i dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four wheel drive ♪ 8:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 22nd day of october, 2015. we get outside to check out the crowd once again. tell you we're going to be treated to a concert tomorrow morning from seven-time grammy winner, carrie underwood, on our plaza. if you like her, and most people do, come early. it'll be a big crowd. >> can't wait for that. coming up, if you can't open your eyes this morning, maybe you're dragging because you're sleep deprived, you might be a parent. this morning, sleep solutions to give you and your kids a good night's rest. >> never wake up a sleeping baby. we also have new ways to use your slow cooker this morning
for deliciously dishes. siri pinter is showing us what she has. how about a check of the weather? >> looking good tomorrow along the east coast, but a lot of rain from the plains, northern plains all the way to texas. we've got heavy rain looking good as you get into the western third of the country. as we move into saturday, that rain moves into northern new england, upstate new york. the heavy rain continues over texas. western two thirds of the country looking good. east coast looks the best. sunday, sunday! we have sunshine in the morning with some showers in new england. the rain hangs around the gulf coast. look for more rain in the pacific northwest. elsewhere, things dry and se good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but a beautiful day ahead. we'll see lots of sunshine and temperatures climb into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds at 15 miles per hour. tomorrow, the chill is back. typical for autumn.
63 in the afternoon after a morning temperature near 50 degrees. colder weather arrives saturday morning down to 39 with a nice afternoon rebound to 64 on saturday. chance of early showers on sunday then drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on table. weather.com online. a big birthday to our big boy. >> thank you, al. >> how are you, sir? >> thank you very much. >> your twin brother's birthday, too. >> it is. >> funny how that works out. >> it is. thank you very much. always a pleasure. >> back inside. >> happy birthday. thank you so much. we heard a lot over the past few years about the challenges that face young kids with autism. those struggles often continue into young adulthood. >> nbc looks at a new film that tells a part of the story. cynthia, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see both of you. opening up the world was the
motivation of the director, who over several months, documented the journey of a group of friends on the autism spectrum. as they prepared to go to their very first prom. the delightful hbo documentary is called "how to dance in ohio." we sat down with one of the stars. >> now, the queen. jessica! >> it's a moment jessica sullivan only dreamed about. not just elected queen of the prom by her friends, but now watching it all over again on the movie screen. >> that part still makes me cry. >> i don't let many people into my room. >> reporter: she's one of the stars of a new hbo documentary that shines a spotlight on an often misunderstood disorder, autism. >> had this all my life. i'm not sick. i just am challenged in different ways than most people. >> reporter: "how to dance in ohio" follows jessica and her
friends, all on the autism spectrum, as they prepare for their first spring formal. >> how many of you are comfortable slow dancing? >> reporter: their therapist uses this rite of passage to help the kids learn new skills. >> it requires an understanding of a lot of social cues. >> like life. it's complicated. you don't know what to expect. it's scary. >> do you like it, mom? >> gorgeous. >> reporter: the premiere in hometown columbus brought together the movie's stars and their families. it was a celebration. even during the painful scenes, like where jessica had a run-in with her boss at work and cries on camera for her mother. >> i wish my mom was here. >> my heart was in my throat. that was the hardest thing, i think, i've ever seen. to see my daughter say, "i wish my mom was here." i wished i could have been there for her, and there's going to be so many times when i can't be here for her.
>> reporter: was she reluctant to let her daughter be in the film? >> no. from the time jessica was 10 years old, she told us she wanted to be a voice for autism. >> when people watch, what do you want them to know? >> know that there's more people like us out there. >> they make the world a better place, and they add spices to your spice rack that you can't ever imagine knowing unless you know someone. >> i wish you could have been looking at jessica's face. >> they're some of my favorite people in the whole world. you don't want to watch on the curb all the time. you want to go to a formal, work and have relationships. >> we want to fall in love and go to the dance. >> life is easier to breathe now, knowing that people understand. >> spice, indeed. the film debuts on hbo monday, october 26th at 9:00 p.m. it is a wonderful way to learn
about what it means to have autism and, frankly, what it means to be human. >> what a great idea for a documentary. really, really well done. >> they shot for three months, had 240 hours of film. >> looks amazing. >> thanks. coming up next, stop yawning. expert sleep solutions for you and your little ones. first, this is "today" on n brb nbc. i'm there's no place like it in the world.
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"today's" parenting team is sponsored by johnson, so much more. >> for the past month on "today"'s parenting team, we've been talking about a topic every single parent of little ones is obsessed with, sleep. we all want our kids to get a good night's rest, but how do we do it? we asked our contributors to share their sleep challenges. here are the true cell phone confessions of sleep-deprived
parents. >> why won't you guys go to bed? my kids come out of their room, six, seven, eight, nine, ten times after i shut the house down and put them to bed. aren't you tired? >> no! >> i don't know. >> help me, please. >> why did you guys wake up? it's not even 5:00 in the morning yet. >> it is, okay? >> no, it's not. >> it is. >> can you guys go back to bed for me? >> no. >> will, it's 5:00 in the morning and, yet again, my kids are wide awake and ready to go for the day. i'm so tired. >> getting my daughter tore s to sleep at night is not the issue. the issue is getting them up in the morning. oftentimes, i have to drag them out of bed caveman style to get them out of bed.
we're always late. >> please help! help! >> well, it's 2:30 in the morning, and my five month old is up. i'm going to feed him. the doctor says he should be sleeping through the night. can someone explain to me how? >> in the past month, he's been waking up screaming and crying, inconsolable. the only way he'll go back to sleep is if he gets in our bed. that's where we're heading now. >> shh, he's finally asleep. >> i can so relate. dr. ash is the director of sleep medicine from meridian health. where to start? this is the subject that bedevils all of us new parents, and it's crucial for the child and the parent. i mean, for example, you have a kid who was sleeping through the night we saw, and suddenly, waking up and getting in bed. what do you do? >> savannah, for most of these problems, and some of the
problems, you need to sleep specialist to help, but most of them, what underlying the problem is our own need to make our children feel safe and loved. we do things, not understanding the physiology of sleep, and not understanding the consequences of sleep. it'll impair your performance, poor mood, indicative behaviors, obesity, increased risk of colds. there are wthings to do to get the kids back on track. >> is the bottom line that, at some point, you're going to have to let your baby cry? >> absolutely. again, it's understanding the physiology, savannah. it's really key. it's okay to let your baby cry a little bit. you can go in and say, hi, i'm here. if you start from the beginning, up until six months, the circuit for sleep and wake is not developed. they'll sleep and wake when they want. six months on, there's something you can do. >> you have an acronym, dream.
d. is for drowsy. >> that helps your child to learn how to self-soothe and be dependent on themselves. >> don't rock them to sleep? >> if they wake up in the middle of the night, they'll need the rocking. if you put your child to sleep awake, they're going to be staring at the ceiling, looking for you to intervene. that invites crying and a glass of water. put them to bed drowsy. >> the next one, r, which stands for rules and routine. this is a biggie. >> this is key. rules and routine are important for setting expectations and consistency. the brain looks for that, to tell it, it's time to go to sleep. you can use some cues, like a warm bath or you can read a book to them. even conjuring up the emotions of calm and comfort. >> stick with a routine. >> stick with it. >> e, electronics. good or bad? >> they're bad. get the screens out of the room. the light from the electronics
will tell the brain, the day is not ended and it's not time to sleep. the lelectronics keep you engaged. you're playing on the iphone for the bigger kids. the parents talk about, they can be the get their kids to bed and can't get them up in the morning. the electronics interrupt how the clock works. >> that leads to the next, which is a for ambiance. >> you want to set the mood. you want quiet, dark, cool and cozy. if it's too noisy, get a white noise machine. make sure the mattress and pillows are right. make sure the temperature is right. you sleep in a cooler environment. >> i have a few seconds. for m, model the behavior. >> kids learn by example. you should be doing the same things. it motivates them, if curiosity and a challenge. go to a website with them and learn about sleep. make a fun activity on a saturday. if they get up, you can go to
this fun place. if they get up without an alarm clock would be the key. if they're doing it right, they don't need an alarm clock to get up. >> dr. ash, good tips. thank you so much. thank you to all of our today parenting team contributors. we love you and are glad you shared your stories and advice. you can add your own voice to our community at today.com/parenting team. may we all sleep a little better tonight. coming up next, a different take on hollywood and vine. courtesy of "fame" director. first, this is "today" on nbc. vince mazzeo-
fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite.
you will not be able to see francis ford coppola's latest project on screen. >> he opens his vineyard which is as much about the past as it is about the future. here's joe fryer. >> reporter: far from the glare of hollywood in california's wine country. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: legendary director francis ford coppola is
revealing his latest release. this is virginia dare, the latest winery opened by the famous film maker/wine maker. >> walk me through the wine as someone who hasn't had it before. >> no one has. >> you're the first to taste it. >> reporter: the winery is so new, we sampled chardonnay. >> we're proud of this one. >> it is good. >> reporter: right from the barrel. >> does he have to approve these before he sells them? >> he does. >> fortunately, he loves our wines. >> reporter: like many films, the wine tells a story. in the 1500s, virginia dare was the child of new parents born in the new world. her life and death are part of american myth. >> what attracted you to virginia's story? >> it was a fairy tale. >> reporter: as a child in the 1930s, coppola remembers a winery named after virginia dare that went out of business.
♪ virginia dare >> reporter: the jingle stuck with him. >> i always remember the, say it again, virginia dare. >> reporter: now, he's brought the wine and jingle back to life. >> i get the impression there's a lot of childhood nostalgia in this for you? >> it's funny how all the things that impressed me when i was 6 years old and 7 years old are the things that i've used in this career. >> reporter: of course, it all started with film. >> i'm going to make an offer he can't refuse. >> reporter: he's the man behind classics like "the godfather," and his wine empire took root in the 1970s. >> did you intend to be a wine maker or did you stumble into it? >> i stumbled into it. >> reporter: after buying an estate in the napa valley, wineries wanted to buy his grapes. >> i said, gee, if they all want to buy our grapes, maybe they're good. maybe we should make the wine ourselves. she said, what do you know about
how to make wine in? i said, i don't know anything. but it won't stop me. the things you do out of truly loving it and wanting to enjoy your life are also the things that are sensible businesses. >> reporter: for coppola, the success of his wineries and resorts affords him to chance to pursue his passion projects in film. >> i can basically do what i want. what i want to do is learn. the best way to learn is to do experiments and try ideas out and hope they work. learn from the experience. >> reporter: from film making to wine making, coppola's fairy tales keep coming true. >> virginia dare. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, california. >> might want to trade lives. looks good. >> where's our case of virginia dare? >> we could have had it with our cheese. >> carson is up in the kitchen. >> take some of the wine, pair it with the cheese. the cheese theme continues with siri pinter.
we have chips and dips. it'll be delicious. we'll do it all in a slow cooker, as well. use it this weekend at your football party. first, this is "today" on nbc. how ma i want a supreme court judge who knows the law. for the past seven years, i've served on pennsylvania's second highest court. and the bar association has given me their very highest rating. i want a judge who understands regular people. i was the first in my family to graduate from college. my dad was a coal miner. my mom- a factory seamstress. i want a judge with integrity. me too. and that's why i'm running. i'm christine donohue. it's time to bring integrity back to the supreme court.
food contributor. today, we're cooking up original recipes you'll want to make tonight. like these delicious dive-in -- what are you looking at? >> you were laughing at the fame part. >> you're looking at me weird. this is a slow cooker. we live in mets-jets country, long island. >> this is a perfect world series -- >> tailgating heaven. >> we're slow cooker users at home. >> best thing we did, we bought our slow cooker to make ribs because you need the surface area on the bottom. the best thing if you don't own acooker, buy two. today, you're making two dips. >> exactly. this is the buffalo chicken dip. first thing we'll do, we have chicken, a lot of different cheeses, sour cream, hot sauce. we'll add the chicken. you have the tongs. >> they're clean, and there they are. dropped them earlier. >> but you cleaned them. we'll add chicken breast which i sprayed with cooking spray first. nothing will stick.
hot sauce, pour it right there. >> i should mention the today show friends are downstairs. hi, guys. >> are you munching? >> love it. >> we'll cook it an hour and a half on high. you can skip that. you know the rotisserie chickens? break that up. now we have the chicken shredded, which i do with two forks. it's simple. as you can see, it's in there. why don't you add these light ingredients? >> you like to do that, yet you ask me to do this at home. >> i like when you do it at home. >> to say you enjoy doing it, i've never seen her do it at home. >> oh, stop it. >> okay. do what? >> add the cheese. >> this is an unapologetic meal. we're not cutting calories. real sharp cheddar cheese. no greek oyogurt. >> cream cheese. >> we're going to stir it up and cover it and cook it for an hour and a half on high.
>> okay. >> then at the very end, you add the remaining cheddar cheese, and we can sprinkle spcallions n top. you're done. >> are these homemade chips? >> they could be. you can make them homemade. i did not make them. next, our ultimate quaso dip. >> over here, while you're getting, you know, little toasty, we have onions and garlic simmering on the stove. we're going to add jalapeno. since you're not helping me, i'll do -- >> you're the cook. >> -- that part. i like to deseed it. >> if you want it spicy -- >> you can add the whole thing. to deseed it, make sure you get the rib and the seeds out of the jalapeno. i cut it in half. i like to use one of these
paring knives. i slide it like that. >> all the heat is in the ribs. >> yes. >> this is more labor intensive than the buffalo dip. >> it's not like you're doing it. >> it's good. >> i love the buffalo dip. delicious. >> buffalo anything is so good. >> normally at home, is your job to pop the top on the the pbr? is that what you do? >> yeah. while siri is cooking, someone has to parent our three children. i teach them many things about life. >> just watching the two of you. >> we love cooking. this is what it's like. we'll discuss the day's events, i'll drink a beer and it's fun. >> exactly. >> same thing here. >> we're going to add cheese, cream cheese and milk, then tomatoes. stir that up. it'll cook on low another hour and a half. >> what was the main cheese in here again? >> cream cheese. you can add any cheese to this, which is fun.
it's a dip so you can add -- >> i love the carrots if you want to be a little healthy. >> right. dip celery, broccoli. >> how about that for your tailgate this weekend? >> really good. >> fantastic. >> love it. >> you can get these recipes and more on today.com/food. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. lots of sunshine today. let's get the details from our meteorologist bill henley. . >> temperatures onto rise. 61 degrees in the pocono mountains. philadelphia still in the 50s and we'll warm into the 70 thz afternoon. look at that sunshine. 56 degrees in philadelphia. atlantic city is 57. but the warm spot is mount
pocono with 61 degrees. these numbers will be climbing. look at that sunshine. 72 degrees by 1:00. up to 74 by 4:00 this afternoon. we have new information about an accidents in delaware county where one person was hit by a car. state police just confirmed they are investigating it as a hit-and-run. sky force 10 was over the scene along route 202. no word on the victim's condition. troopers are at the hospital hoping to talk to that person. pennsylvania attorney general is officially without a law license. it was suspended as of midnight. suspension came after she was charged with perjury and accused of leaking secret grand jury information. yesterday she said she can still perform 98% of her job. she also said she will release more pornographic emails linked to a supreme court justice. she said in the past her political rivals rigged her indictment. philadelphia city leader
will call for action today to help ease the burden of student loan debt. they will join together at city hall to call for a special committee to recommend ways the city can help pay philadelphians pay for higher education. rising student debt courrelates to small businesses. i'm tracy davidson. you can always get an update with our nbc 10 app. have a great day.
this morning on "today's take," the legend bill murray joins us, as he takes his show on the road and gets ready to rock. then the best gadgets to trick and treat the kids this halloween. plus, the jeans that are hot and the ones that are not, for fall. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie goo geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a at rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. it's thursday, october 22nd, 2015. willie along with al, natalie and tamron. it is mets day here. >> yes, it is. >> i know you're a chicago
native. >> i'm a texan. >> i'm not a native. >> sorry. >> predicted it. i thought this was their year. what they say in chicago -- >> next century. >> no. >> that's a thing. >> joe. >> you know what? the mets, i love the mets. i love curtis granderson. he's my favorite player outside of any ranger player in the league. they earned it. >> murphy, too. >> amazing. >> he's going to be earning more. >> yes, he is. >> that's murphy hitting a home run at a post season game for the sixth consecutive year. mlb record. he has seven altogether in the post season. still with the world series in front of him, as the mets swept the cubs at wrigley field, 4-0. you feel bad for the cubs.
they have a great, young team. they'll be back, tamron. >> you can't say, next year. next century. >> they will be back. >> they will be, but you know, in chicago, it's like, oh. it hurts you. >> that's what i feel bad about. looking at the faces. >> the hopes were high. >> of the fans. especially last night. >> mm-hmm. >> when you could tell they knew this was it. it wasn't going to happen. that's a bad feeling. >> you want it to be a little closer. i wish they won one. >> for it to be a sweep, i fell like it's kind of like -- >> it would have been worse to go seven games then lose. >> i always wondered about that. >> they weren't even in the series. >> at least they show up and give it their best. >> i'm trying to help out the chicago people this morning. is it working? >> no. >> isn't it more painful if you come that close and miss, as opposed to, we weren't even in it? forget about it. >> i need one win. i can look at my tv and keep
playing that back. the cubs are like the cowboys, in that they are america's team. even though you love your mets, in the back of your mind, you want a little bit of chicago. >> i think everybody roots for the underdog. i think they will have their opportunity to be the top dog soon. >> 100 years. >> before that, before that. >> toronto blue jays. >> they're up. they have to beat one of nothos games. >> people are saying wrigley field is a jinx. >> no! >> do renovation. >> no. >> the shell is still there. i don't know. i don't think you should, but -- >> they renovated fenway and won a world series. >> i know. that might be the ticket. we'll see. also, big headline politically, joe biden, after waiting weeks, it seemed like forever, the vice president came out yesterday to
the rose guaarden yesterday and made it initial, he is not running for president. the grieving process over his beloved son beau was pivotal in this major decision. let's take a listen. >> i've said all along what i've said time and again to others, it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. that it might close. i've concluded, it has closed. but while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent. >> obviously, pledging there to be an active part in whomever gets the nomination on the democratic side. how presidential he looked there with the flag. dr. jill biden sitting there next to him. we watched this play out, and joe biden, arguably, one of the
most liked politicians on both sides of the aisle. hillary clinton contacted him right after that. bernie sanders also commented. donald trump weighing in. the front runner on that side of the race. let's take a listen. that might be the first time in history you can't hedidn't hear trump. >> ouch. >> he has a sense of humor. it's all good. >> i'm sure we'll see in a tweet from him. >> or a direct call. you never know with him. here's a second shot. donald trump. >> i think he did the smart thing because, frankly, i don't know that he would have won, he would have gotten the nomination. i don't think he probably would have. frankly, i really want to run against hillary. i really do. >> so you have, now, people who, and we're talking about sports, so many people say our political process, it's seen as a sporting
event. you heard the crowd, in the matchup between hillary clinton and donald trump. would that have been a better matchup, joe biden versus donald trump? i don't know. >> we were talking about this earlier. the other thing i saw yesterday, besides the politics, was a man who has been in public service more than 40 years. that's it for him. that's the end. he's run for president before. now he plays out the next 15 months in his political career, and it's effectively over. you saw some of the sadness. >> is he a king maker in some ways? >> he's still pivotal. >> you testify nitly gdefinitel that he, by saying whoever he pledges his support to, should run under president obama's legacy. you know that he is somebody who is going to help and pave the way for whoever it is. >> not just the nominee, but other democrats who are running, as well. it'll be interesting. speaking of interesting, pink or swim? we're raising money to support
breast cancer research with avon. we've got somebody on the phone who wants to weigh in on this. mystery guest, sign in, please. >> we don't know who this is, right? >> hi. >> you need to say more than hi. >> i'm sorry. hi. i am a huge fan of the show. >> where are you from? >> new york, actually. >> is lucy your child? >> i was born in the city. >> have you ever seen our show? >> i've seen it, yeah. i've seen it. i've been on it a couple times, too. i'm clumsy. >> are you a redhead you love around here? >> oh, my god, no. >> no. >> but thank you. >> is this brooke shields? >> i thought it was ellie kemper. >> i wasn't sure if i should go all new york or just -- wasn't
sure. i think what you're doing is absolutely incredible. >> you're helping us raise money, right, brooke? >> i am going to help you raise money. i know the goal is $50,000? >> yeah. >> and i also heard that even if you guys raise $10,000, that would -- that's amazing. i would like to even start it off, or be a part of it, by i'm going to contribute $1,000. >> thank you, brooke. >> we love you, brooke. >> thank you very much. >> there are a couple things though. >> conditions. >> what are the conditions ? >> there's something about seeing willie in a compromised outfit. >> you saw that at his christmas party last year. >> i'm not shocked by that, so that doesn't surprise me. that's not the motivating factor. >> she's seen worse. >> the dunk tank is motivating. >> will you come down next week and watch the dunk tank?
>> if you raise your goal, i won't just watch, i'll get dunked, too. >> yes! >> brooke shields in the dunk tank. >> she's in. >> it's only fair. >> we have a viewer doing the dunking. >> okay. good. >> now we have to find a five-person dunk think, and get city code. they told us, we brought in a horse yesterday but, apparently, there's a weight limit to the dun keker thing. >> i'm not that big, tamron. >> i know. >> i think we can handle it. we had a pool on the plaza. >> here comes brooke, here comes the heifer. >> no. that was not implied at all. you said you were going to go new york on us. could i hear a little of your all new york? >> i was going to be like, listen, you don't know who i am? >> i love it. >> cannot wait to see you. thank you so much. we love you.
also, for you folks at home, you have a chance to win a trip to new york to throw one of the balls to dunk us. four people can win a trip to new york. hotel accommodation for one night. send us a photograph of you and tell us in 50 words or less why you deserve to win. go to today.com. follow the pink or swim challenge contest rules. after entering, don't forget, please donate. and your hometown meteorologist could report the weather with me. >> send us a vine or video of you throwing a ball. >> oh. >> see what throw you got, too. >> they can run up and press the button. >> that's what i did. >> that's illegal. >> all ends to a means. that's right. >> thanks. >> brooke, we love you. thank you. >> avon is great. what you're doing for breast cancer research is amazing. see you when it happens. >> thank you, brooke. >> fantastic. we've got a lot going on here down in the south plains. we've got hurricane patricia. while it's going to affect mexico mostly, all the moisture
will be streaming up into texas, where we've got heavy thunderstorms already. we've got thunderstorm watches and warnings in effect. also, flash flood watches today into early next week. moisture from the gulf. we expect cells to train and rain continually raining. thursday, north central texas, the bull's eye, four to six inches of rain possible. as we move to friday, this stalls. we're looking for heavy rain, amounts up to five inches. on saturday, it continues. corpus christi, locally, five inches. look at the totals now to tuesday along i-35. we could see 12 inches or more of rain. there's going to be a major, major weather event that we're watching for the rest of this week into early next good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but a beautiful day ahead. we'll see lots of sunshine and temperatures climb into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds at 15 miles per hour. tomorrow, the chill is back. typical for autumn. 63 in the afternoon after a
morning temperature near 50 degrees. colder weather arrives saturday morning down to 39 with a nice afternoon rebound to 64 on saturday. chance of early showers on sunday then drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you, sir. up next, bill murray leads an all-star cast in the new movie "rock now she wants a bike ♪ pick-up? right this way. i ordered this online. yeah, let me have a look. thanks ♪ hey guys! he-ey robbie! nice, right? buy now, online and through our mobile app and pick up in store. happy birthday, honey. because every day is an opportunity to make your day better. walmart. craving the taste of chocolate but watching calories?
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bill murray is rocking the kasbah as a washed up rock and roll manager on the search for his next big star. ♪ she'd like to stay for a while ♪ >> needless to say, it's not going well. which leads him to take his show on the road, to afghanistan? >> get me the hell out of here, now. >> the girl is gone. >> just as the going gets tough, he happens upon a teenage girl with a dream. but in her world, a woman singing and dancing in public could actually be killed for her performance. this movie is built as a comedy, but you deal with serious issues. we have war, female oppression. it must have been a difficult line to walk. >> that was going to be the hard part of it, trying to be entertaining while making a point. this particular one had to have some very high highs and low lows. >> low lows, indeed. the plot is loosely based on a
young muslim who performed in afghanistan's version of "ameri "american idol." she received death threats and remains in hiding today. shot in the deserts of morocco, the movie introduces 19-year-old leem lubany. this was your first hollywood production. what was it like? >> i was intimidated and nervous. >> alongside murray, the film features bruce willis, kate hudson and zooey deschenel. she got a warm welcome, especially with her on-screen manager. >> he was humble and it was incredible. >> i think it's his best movie. he is terrific in this picture. >> he said this is probably one of your finest performances. how do you feel about that? >> willis is a dummkofp.
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six-foot lamp post. short sir account circuit effec. this stood out on the porch. lights any entreewyway. >> these are the creepiest in the lineup. what they are, they start at $30. they tap on the window. you put the suction cup on the window, and they'll pass any time someone passes by. super creepy. >> that's nice. >> the eyes are following us. >> how about this werewolf? >> this is one of my favorites. here at halloween, as soon as you step on it, it's motion activated. it growls. super scary. people walk past it, thinking it's a regular rug, and it'll pop up. >> okay. >> regular rug with teeth. >> that won't cause nightmares. >> these are cute. >> every $20 from hearth song.com.
these are lightweight. put them in any doorway. they are batteries that come with it. hang them from anywhere or right on the porch. >> cool. >> we have the barrel zombie. >> this is a keg. the barrel zombie is a moon shine five foot keg you come in front of and have a step activation somewhere. >> come on, zombie. >> there he is. >> yeah! it's actually not a keg to put stuff in. it scares you. this is very cool, fun animatronics. >> we've been digging on these trees. >> the trees are the big hit. these are $270 a piece. >> scary. >> they have sound, so you can control the volume. as soon as somebody comes by, you can hear the scary phrases. >> that is really scary. >> like the witches. >> those are cool.
you can stake these into the ground. good to put around with something like this. this is my favorite halloween product of the year. >> you know what burns my -- >> a flame this high? >> full flaming basket. durable. awesome fabric and an ambient red light. with volume control, so it sounds like a fire. one of my favorites. >> can't forget the blow-up pumpk pumpkins. >> i almost forgot. the great pumpkin might not have shown up, but this baby did. seven feet tall. it sings and dances and flashes the l.e.d. lights to monster mash. al just got attacked by a tree. it's cool. he rode with it. obviously, something awesome. >> hey, mcfly, make like a tree and get out of here. >> great stuff. thank you so much. coming up, get in shape with the help of the whole family. we have our 16 to 16 team here with us again. with their kids. the exercises and meals even
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good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast with bill henley. >> plenty of sunshine from the city to the shore. nothing but sunshine through the day today and the temperatures are already climbing. 56 degrees in cape may but cape may point 61 and at the airport 63 degrees right now. up to 63 also for cape may courthouse while it's in the low 60s in woodbine. plenty of sunshine to warm temperatures in the 70s for philadelphia. investigators are trying to figure out what cause ad house fire in read, burks county early this morning. the fire started in a row home
around 3:30. flames spread to other homes. no one was hurt. a driver lost control and crashed into several parked cars in north philadelphia. the car came to a stop after hitting the front of a house. there was only minor damage to the house and no reports of injuries but at least three vehicles on the block were damaged. no word on why that driver lost control. warning this morning to septa riders. your train could be running slower for the next few weeks because of mother nature. leaves are falling on tracks and getting crushed bypassing trains. that creates an oily slippery substance which makes trains harder to stop and accelerate. trains could be running slower to account nor. septa started power washing the tracks at night to clear toil. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. remember can you always get the latest news and weather the nbc 10 app it's a free download and get it from the app store,
nbc10.com. thanks for watching. that have a great day. nce mazze fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite.
taking a look at the headlines. a suspect is in custody in a deadly road rage shooting in albuquerque. police in new mexico arrested the 32-year-old, tony torrez, and charged him with murder in the death of 4-year-old lilly garcia. the police chief says he confessed to killing the girl as she rode in a truck with her family after an altercation on a highway. new guidelines to reduce the number of c-sections in the u.s. it's recommended that doctors perform more vaginal deliveries using forceps or a vacuum extractor. those methods have declined over the decades. the doctor's group says they remain an important part of care and the overall chance of injuring the baby is low. researchers are suggesting a
mediterranean diet may slow signs of aging in your brain. a study looked at 600 elderly people and found those who adhered to a diet of vegetables, grains, fish oil had healthier brains than those who didn't. it's the same as five years of aging. brains shrink with age, and it can be associated with cognitive problems and alzheimer's. a new study finds joint replacement provides more relief than non-surgical treatments for knees worn out by arthritis. the first study to compare the options concluded that after one year, patients with surgery improved twice as much on scores for pain, daily activity and quality of life. however, 2/3 of those without surgery still had meaningful improvement. youtube announced a new ad-free subscription service. called youtube red, rolls out
next wednesday. it will cost $9.99 a month. subscribers can save videos and include access to new and original shows and movies. something to look forward to. let's get a check of the weather with al. >> natalie, thank you. we are watching for tomorrow the heavy rain that will continue in texas. we have to really keep an eye on that. flooding is going to be an issue. the western third of the country, looking good, though there could be snow in colorado. above 10,000 feet. rain along the eastern coast of florida. sunshine along the east coast with temperatures a little cooler than they were today. for saturday, wet weather spreads into parts of northern new england, the ohio river valley. the heavy rain stays over texas. this is going to be the big story for the weekend. western 2/3 of the country looks spectacular. temperatures, a little on the cooler side. sunshine through the gulf coast. then as we move on into sunday, sunday, we're looking at some morning showers in northern new england and along the mid-atlantic coast. things clear out nicely.
plenty of sunshine through the parts of florida and the gulf coast. again, folks, the big story is going to be this heavy rain. it will move to the east a little bit. less of northern and central texas. even though a lot of the state is at 47% of moderate drought, 13% is at extreme drought, by the time this is over, 12 inches of rain could have fallen. while that is great for wiping out the drought, it's not going to help as far as flooding is good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but a beautiful day ahead. we'll see lots of sunshine and temperatures climb into the middle to upper 70s, southwesterly winds at 15 miles per hour. tomorrow, the chill is back. typical for autumn. 63 in the afternoon after a morning temperature near 50 degrees. colder weather arrives saturday morning down to 39 with a nice afternoon rebound to 64 on saturday. chance of early showers on sunday then drying out monday and tuesday. have a great day.
>> that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. week six of the 16 to 16 challenge. if you've ever dieted, you know it helps when people around you are supportive. >> it's a family affair. we'll show you some meals and exercises that the whole family can get involved with. our three participants are mary jean, rochelle and ken. they're back. they brought in kids, nieces and nephews, along with joy bauer and jenna wolfe. good morning, team 16. >> goods morning. >> it is a family affair. let's talk about how we've done so far. last week, you lost 37.5 pounds. now, just to remind people, here's extra motivation. not just for looking good, but you're helping to feed zamerica. feeding america. for every pound you lose, you are donating, with the weight loss so far, 6,000 meals. >> wow. >> amazing. >> okay. >> nicely done.
>> tally it up. how have they done this week, joy? >> even better. mary jean this week lost another two pounds for a total of 17.5. >> wow. >> two balloons. rochelle lost another 0.5 pound, so she's down 10. >> amazing. >> ken lost three pounds this week. down 15 pounds. one, two, three. ken just got a report from the doctor. his cholesterol has normalized, blood pressure normalized, and his triglycerides normalized. >> that's a span of five weeks. let's start with the gym, jenna. what are we doing? >> first of all, i had a chance to work out with these three this past week. they are light years away from where they were when we first started. look at this. they couldn't stand up on their own two feet when we started. i'm kidding. but we had a lot of fun working out. we continue to do so.
>> she's tough, isn't she? >> yes. >> i do this great workout with families. it's called a deck of cards workout. rainy day, snowing, do it with your friends or kids. what you do is take the four suits, assign four exercises you and your kids can do. all you have to do is turn over a card, whatever the number is, you'll do that exercise. we'll do two today. you all brought your kids or relatives. you all are here to help out, right, guys? >> yup. >> thank you very much. harrison, do we the honors and turn over the first card. how old are you, buddy? >> 5. >> that's what i like to hear. >> what's the first card? >> a 5 of clubs. a club is a mountain climber. let's get on the ground, guys. we're going to do five mountain climbers. ready? one, two, three, four, five. good. hop it up. without even -- we'll turn the next card over, right away. never stop. what's the next one?
6 of hearts. you have crab kicks. down on the ground. we'll do this before we get to the food. we're going to kick our legs. working the triceps, core. >> got that one? >> then you go throughout the entire deck. see how long it'll take you to do the whole thing. >> nice of you to represent the mets this morning, harrison. >> thanks, harrison. thanks, guys. >> all right. let's move over to joy. >> now, it's time to eat. >> come over. >> you have time to reward yourself. >> so i'm guessing most of you all love macaroni and cheese. am i right? >> yes. >> you're going to help yourself. each come over here. >> these are muffin macaroni, right? >> yes. take a bite. dive in, take one. get in there. i want you to guess what hidden special ingredient that's super healthy i might have put in there. see what you think. let me know if you like it.
come over here. what do you think? what do you think it is? >> turn around. >> what do you think is in there? something really healthy and good for you that's not typically in mac and cheese. >> ladies? >> mayonnaise? >> not mayonnaise, no. what do you think? carro carrots, maybe? 30 seconds. squash. regular macaroni and cheese, just one cup, if you can imagine, 400 calories. what i did was used whole grain noodles, so there's more fiber, and then i added in roasted pureed butternut squash. it's amazing. >> did you not like it? >> did you like it? >> it's okay. >> these are my special meatballs. see what you think. >> all right. let's guess what's in the meatbal meatballs. >> when you order off the kids menu, regular spaghetti and meatballs is going to be --
>> usually red sauce. >> there's red sauce. >> what do you think is in there? >> i don't know. >> do you know? >> no. >> in there is zucchini and oats. these things are busting with fiber and nutrition. i promise you -- did you like it? >> the look on their faces said it all, joy. >> natalie, say that again, please? >> it was good. >> there you go! >> thank you very much. [ applause ] >> that was a close one. >> isn't that good? >> very good. >> if anybody is daring, the recipes are on the website. >> thanks to you all. you're awesome. motivate your families, okay? >> go to today.com for the recipes and the workout. plus, a full calendar from joy and jenna for every day of the week. coming up next, actors brie larson getting oscar buzz for
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i was able to meet with an incredible trauma specialist at ucla, who helped me understand how the brain organizes trauma and how it would separate from the sexual abuse and from the confines of the space. that's why in the second half of the film, it's when you start to deal with the trauma that she's experienced, after they go through the escape. >> as heavy as the subject is, it's portrayed in a sweet and innocent way, with the actor, jacob, as your son. >> exactly. i think that's where the heart of it is. this is a story about mother and son. about growing up. i think people can, at times, when hearing the setup for it, of this confine of "room," they think, i can't watch the movie. the point of it is that it's tense so you really feel that need for them to escape, so we can get into the freedom that's actually more than the second half of the movie. >> i always wondered, as an actor, how do you take care of the cycle of coming off of a set
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>> i really wanted to know about the jeans. >> every woman needs a good pair of jeans, or maybe two. while there are trends out there, we don't know what to buy for the fall. our friend is here. liliana, they say the two hardest things for a woman to buy, jeans and a bikini. >> jeans are harder because they fit differently and are made differently. we'll show you new styles to add to your denim wardrobe. you can keep the classics. >> we have willie. brie is here not just because she'll probably win an oscar, but i'll sworn off jeans. >> i'll probably wear jeans. >> tell me what parieto wei pai >> the first is kendal in the motto and alexandra in the straight. the one for fall is the straight. you'll want to wear that. all ali is showing these here. under $50.
they're the most versatile, wear them with sneakers or heels. ever never go out of style. >> i like the distressed look. >> willie? >> fall. >> you don't like it? >> i do. >> the next one, skinny versus the cropped flair. love the skinnies, but the cropped flair is in for fall. show us how to rock it. >> i can't wear that. looks amazing on her. >> they also come in blacks. wear them with a pointy toe flat. >> you lost me at flat. >> she's glowing. looks amazing. >> yeah. a plus. >> you look great in this. i need to know the body type. i can't wear it. brie can. i can't. >> it's higher waisted and the crop is at the bottom. super flattering. >> 30 seconds. >> last is the jenning, which is
cotton denim. >> pajama jean? >> come on out, anna. which is the right one? i love these. these are the higher waist flairs. these are from american eagle. if you notice, it starts at the knee, down from the flair. it's updated for fall. >> willie? >> you look fantastic. the boot cut isn't my favorite. you look great show. >> makes your butt look awesome. go to a club tonight. >> thank you. didn't work for willie. >> this is "today" on nbc. bye!
good morning i'm vai sikahema. it's a gorgeous day just before 10:00 this morning. let's get a look at our first alert forecasts by meteorologist bill henley. >> warm spot this morning has been the mock no mountains. that's a view past looking camelback. enough sunshine to warm the mountains into the 70s. 63 in mount pocono. 62 degrees in northeast
philadelphia. now lancaster city is warming up. airport 64 degrees. nothing but sunshine and 74 degrees by 2:00 this afternoon. >> thank you very much, bill. happening today the new jersey state senate will vote on whether to override governor chris christie's veto of a gun control bill. the bill requires law enforcement to be notified when potential gun buyers seek to have mental health records erased. chris christie vetoes it he wants a broader overhaul. republicans should stand by their initial vote. 27 votes are needed to reverse the veto. today trenton's mayor is welcoming the public to the city hall to here his state of the city address. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update coming in 25 minutes and you can get the latest news and weather the
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