Skip to main content

tv   Today  NBC  December 3, 2015 7:00am-10:01am EST

7:00 am
a little extra time. look for six minutes to head north t. walt whitman is looking good as are your area bridges. moving into pennsylvania, unfortunately, 95 southbound, we are seeing backup because of an earlier accident the last ten or 15 minutes has cleared. because the volume, it's slow going. 76, minor delays, no accidents there. 476 is looking good as well. here's a live look at 95 and south philadelphia around island avenue. if you are headed to philadelphia international airport, you should have a smooth ride ahead. >> clouds are blowing through the area. that's a live look through philadelphia. the turbines are flowing in a steady wind. we are seeing good gusts, too. you can see the clouds blowing lou the area. some hints of sunshine peeking
7:01 am
through the clouds. we will see more sunshine as the day goes on. right now, we're getting more wind. look at the wind gusting to almost 30 miles an hour in philadelphia and 31-mile-an-hour wind gusts if lan tafter. that's giving us wind chills in the 30s and low 40s. it is going to be a chilly start. >> that wind proceeding with sunshine breaking through during the day. we will not see a big warm-up. we get back close to the 50 degree mark this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. "today" show is up next. local updates in 25 minutes. >> you can always get updates on our nbc 10 app. thanks for watching. have a great day. . , but hey did, they're waking up, yes, in shock. savannah, i was just watching the open of the show, and i got a glimpse of the rockefeller christmas tree lit this morning. this is supposed to be the most joyous and festive time of the year. you and i were supposed to be part of the tree lighting ceremony last night.
7:02 am
instead, we're waking up this morning and covering another mass shooting in this country. i don't often start coverage of an event like this by talking about how other people covered it, but a commentator in the bbc said, another day in the united states. another day of panic and fear in the city of san bernardino. these are the latest overnight developments. police confirmed there were two shooters involved. some thought there were three involved throughout the day. a married couple, 28-year-old saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. they had a daughter, who they left with the grandmother motbee going on the rampage. >> the san bernardino chief says they're not ruling out terrorism. it's clear this assault did take some planning. >> that's right.
7:03 am
syed farook was a county employee, attending a holiday party down the road behind me here. according to police, he left the party. some in the room say he left in anger. then a short time later, he returned with his wife. they were heavily armed, and they were wearing military-style or swat-style clothing. that's when the couple opened fire. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. authorities identified the suspects as saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had a 6 month old daughter. both were later lived in a shootout with police. >> mr. farook is a county employee. he works as an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there for five years. >> reporter: police say farook left the event after some sort
7:04 am
of disagreement, before coming back with malik. both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i think based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into this. we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: it started shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning at the inland regional center in san bernardino, some 60 miles east of los angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were elscorted out with hands in the air. family members who rushed to the scene waited anxiously outside for word. >> what are you going to do when you see your wife? >> hug her. >> reporter: several tense hours
7:05 am
later, police located the suspects as they tried to flee in a black suv. >> they are shooting out of us. they are shooting at us, from the suv, eastbound on richardson. >> pd has shot fired. they're being shot at by unknown suspects, referencing the add. all units copy. >> suspect down, in the westbound lane. >> reporter: both suspects were killed at the scene, both heavily armed. an officer was wounded in the shootout but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native born citizen who attended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victims, but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of my family for the victims, it's unbelievable what happened. i am very sad, luke deike deepl and shocked. >> reporter: as investigators comb crime scenes for lead, some
7:06 am
families reunited with loved onon ones. this woman's family member survived being hit in the back. >> everybody hit the floor. she said it lasted 30, 40 seconds. paused for a moment and started again. then they were gone. didn't say anything. >> you know, this city is clearly reeling. i'm looking across, the mayor of the city is off our cam are. he's going to join me in a second. the crime scenes are still active. not only the one just behind me down the road, the inland regional center, but also the street where the suv was eventually stopped. miguel almaguer joins us with dramatic images inside the ordeal, as survivors speak out. good morning to you. >> it started like a normal day at work. some were on their way to a holiday party when the gunshots range ou rang out. they hid in closets and ran for their lives. no one was sure they'd make it out of the building alive.
7:07 am
>> reporter: this was the terror, the fear inside. the panic, huddled in a hallway. >> try to relax, everyone. >> reporter: police ordering everyone, keep their hands up and heads down. >> i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. >> reporter: family waiting anxiously for word. tensions building with the shooters still inside. >> any other units available have them respond. closed unit. >> reporter: it took police four terrifying minutes to arrive. >> we have victims, multiple victims. >> reporter: as officers poured into the building, word came out. many were dead and more were wounded. >> we have several down in the conference room, several down. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it's just -- it was horrific. >> reporter: she was in the building, heard the gunfire, witnessed the terror. >> people in a panic, frantic, all over the place, screaming and yelling.
7:08 am
just like a bloody warpath. it was crazy. >> reporter: as the walking wounded staggered from the building, shelby simpson was still hiding inside. >> i need to see you're alive, you're okay, that nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did, thank god. >> reporter: 14 were dead, at least 17 wounded. the lucky escaped the gunfire, but not the memory of what happened inside. >> even with the suspects dead, they'll have to relive this whole thing, matt. they'll have to talk to investigators in detail about what they saw. of course, many of them knew the gunmen. >> miguel, thank you very much. i want to turn to nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. he's been talking to law enforcement sources throughout the night. what are you hearing? >> they say they still don't know what led syed farook and his wife to carry out such a brutal and deadly attack, matt. authorities say it was well planned. not only were the two heavily
7:09 am
armed, they had prepared and brought some homemade bombs. at least three devices have been found, though none went out in the attack. federal officials say a check of border protection records showed farook recently traveled to saudi arabia. they believe it was a religious pilgrimage that religious muslims are to make at least once in their lives. authorities will look through the couple's computers, looking for clues. they'll examine farook's employment records, talk to his co-workers, to see if they can shed any light. authorities say some people who knew farook told them his personality began to change six months ago. this morning, investigators cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that spun so strangely out of control? was it jihadist inspired terrorism, or was it a combination of the two? matt? >> but, pete, i've known you for years and years. you're one of the most careful
7:10 am
journalists i've ever met. you have to think that, at this moment, it's looking less and less like any kind of simple workplace dispute, and more and more like the nightmare we've all been fearing. someone blending into our society and carrying out an attack. >> it certainly does. that is why, i think, there is so much puzzled, trying to find an explanation. they can't interview the people involved, both are dead, the man and the woman. they have to see if there is any other indication. did they leave a message on social media, something in their computers? no one they've talked to yet can give an explanation. >> pete williams, thank you very much. with us now is carrie davis, the mayor of san bernardino. thank you for joining us. con doedolences to you. i'm sure the police department and your office were swamped overnight, with calls from people who were scared, shut in
7:11 am
homes and businesses, wanting to know if it's safe to come out. as the city prepares to rise this morning, is it safe? >> first priority has been and will continue to be public safe safety. our police department responded as efficientily as they could. it was a massive outpouring of concern for our community. the city, overnight, has been on high alert. we will continue until we hear from the police department, following their lead. >> all throughout the day, we heard there were possibly three shooters actively involved in the massacre inside the inland regional center. are you confident now, after talking with police and atf and fbi, that everyone who was actively involved in that shooting has been killed? >> matt, as you know, this is an active investigation. we're not going to compromise any information. the police department is controlling. deferring all the information to our police department. >> i was just talking to pete williams in washington, our justice correspondent.
7:12 am
are you waking up today to the fear that there may have been a cell, albeit a small cell, living in plain sight in your community? >> again, matt, this is an active investigation. we're leaving that up to the law enforcement, to make sure they conduct it. when we find out more information from them, they will be releasing that information. >> i know you had a chance yesterday to stop and talk to some of the people who were inside that regional center at the time this happened. also talked to family members of people that were inside. what kinds of stories were you hearing? >> our community is very saddened by this event. the crime that took place has certainly impacted san bernardino. you could see the emotions that they were dealing with. the shock. desperation they must have felt during those moments of unknown and panic. again, our police departments did the best they could,
7:13 am
surrounding neighboring agencies came to the aid of san bernardino, fbi was here, as you know. it was a massive effort to make sure that they secured that facility as quickly and as well as they could. >> as the mayor of a city of a couple hundred thousands people, i'm sure you've watched the coverage of other mass shootings across the country. did you watch the coverage of those events with the thought in the back of your mind that it could happen just down the street? >> well, i think in the world today, with the heightened level of violence that's taking place, i don't think any community is immu immune. certainly, we don't anticipate that kind of thing happening here. it was a shock and, certainly, a shock to hear the information when i was notified. >> i mentioned a colleague of ours on the bbc in reporting this story said, just another day in the united states. another day of guns, chaos and panic. this time in the city of san bernardino. >> it's unfortunate we have to deal with these things.
7:14 am
we always need to be cautious. we certainly need to stay on a high level of alert. at the same time, we don't want to be paralyzed by the incidents. we need to move on. we also need to recognize and be aware that those victims will need some support, ongoing support. we will do all we can to provide the support. >> as you carefully point out, ongoing investigation, active crime scenes. mr. mayor, i appreciate you joining me this morning. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> our thoughts with you and your people here. let's go back to savannah now. >> let's turn to sean henry, executive director of the fbi and now the chief security officer for crowd strike. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is a perplexing case. some aspects you might this is, maybe this is a disgruntled worker. went to the holiday party where he works, got mad and left. there were other circumstances
7:15 am
that strikes you as terrorism. >> there are more questions than answers. we know it was a workplace violence issue, certainly, but what caused that to happen? when you start to look at and assess, is this terrorism or not, you look at, what were the tactics? they used long guns. they had bullet proof vests. they had improvised explosive devices. these are telltale signs. for me, the sign is traveling to saudi arabia. if it's terrorist related and there will be a lot of investigation done through saudi intelligen intelligence, trying to determine what happened there when he traveled, when he met his wife there, and what happens with her family. >> that jumps out. so does the fact we have two shooters, one male and one female. >> that's right. that's also -- in many of the shootings that we've seen historically, where we've had cases of mental illness in movie theaters and schools, typically, it's one person involved. when you have two people here in a coordinated effort, again, the type of weapons they're using,
7:16 am
this was well-planned in advance. this didn't just happen walking? >> and they leave a baby with his mother, the 6 month old baby. then, apparently, had no plan for escape. i mean, on the one hand, they get away, but on the other hand, they're still in the area hours later. what do you make of that? >> that's right. they had an opportunity to get away. in the past in some of the situations we've seen internationally, terrorists have stayed on site to fight with police. to continue until they've -- what we saw in paris, detonated suicide vests. in this case, law enforcement, fbi, joint terrorism task force, local police will be scouring through search warrants at the location through vehicles and the exploitation of media. there will be some trail. urls, web browsing history, e-mail communication, social media, et cetera. this is going to be a long-term investigation here to try to piece this together. >> lot of work to be done. sean henry, thank you very much. matt, back to you. >> savannah, thank you.
7:17 am
this man's wife was wounded in the shooting. after a long night at the hospital, he is with us now. good morning. how is your wife doing? >> remarkably well. >> she was shot three times, is that correct? >> yes. >> once in one arm. >> this arm, went through the arm and out. and one here, and one passed the abdomen, barely didn't go inside. >> i know there was talk for a few hours yesterday that she might need surgery. is that now a possibility we won't need that? >> possibility she may not need that. only the bullet fragments are inside her body. >> what did she tell you? you got to the hospital. you were out of town, flew back in to be by her side at the hospital. when you got there, what did she describe? >> she was -- we became very emotional and thanked god that she survived with this kind of situation. my kids, they reunited with her. still, we have a small baby.
7:18 am
she hasn't reunited with her yet. in the morning, i'm going to bring her to the hospital. >> did denise tell you what she saw, what she witnessed inside the center? >> she couldn't see who was the shooter because everybody ducked down. bullets were flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands were bleeding. >> is it true that some of your family members were actually watching the coverage of this tragedy on television and saw your wife being treated in the triage? >> yes. actually, my son told me that his friend told him that they saw her on television inside the triage. treating. >> you've heard what we've heard about the two suspects who are now dead after carrying out this attack. what do you think inspired them? do you have a gut feeling? >> i think any killing of any human being should be the act of
7:19 am
terrorism. we need to control our gun law in our country. >> whether this was political or idealogical, you'd label it active terrorism? >> any killing of human beings should be active terrorism. >> i appreciate you joining us. my best to your wife. our thoughts are with her. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's go back now to savannah in new york. >> matt, we'll check in with you in a bit. we'll take a turn and get a check of the weather. it's getting warm here. >> it is. right now, we do have winter weather to talk about. icy mix making its way through the northeast. we're also looking at northern new england with decent snow through there. also lake-effect snow. lots of sunshine making its way through the gulf coast. heavy rain in florida could be significant. series of storms coming into the pacific northwest, bringing a ton of rain. the good news is mountain snow to the sierra. to the sierra. we'll get to
7:20 am
isare also the hardeste peopleto shop for.est to but if you know where to look for inspiration, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. low prices on everything you need to share wonder every day. walmart >> that's your latest weather.
7:21 am
savannah? >> al, thank you so much. a ruling out of south africa this morning. oscar pistorius is heading back to prison. an appeals court convicted the 29-year-old former olympian of murder. that decision overturns the lower court's conviction on a lesser charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. that'll be sent back to a high court for sentencing. he could face at least 15 years in prison. coming up, we'll get reaction to the decision from reeva steenkamp's mother when she joins us. plus, more from matt on this rampage in san bernardino. a married couple identified as the shooters. the response from washington and elsewhere to yet another mass shooting in this country. first, on a thursday morning, in the "today" on nbc.
7:22 am
a gusty wind blowing will keep us cooler today. we will see sunshine, afternoon drchls near 50 degrees. look at the winds, gusting to 30 miles an hour. the winds die out tonight. a colder morning, down to 36. in the afternoon, a warming trend begins for friday. a little warmer on saturday. look at sunday, a cool morning. 57 degrees. next rounds of rain due in tuesday. have a deteriorate day. >>
7:23 am
still to come as the
7:24 am
investigation move force ward in san bernardino, we'll take a closer look at the staggering number of mass shootings in the number of mass shootings in the u.s. this y ♪ i said i really can't stay ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ i have to go away ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby it's cold outside! you never know who you'll meet at barnes & noble. soil is the foundation... for healthy plants. just like gums are the foundation for healthy teeth. new colgate total daily repair toothpaste. it helps remineralize enamel and fight plaque germs for healthier teeth and gums. strengthen the foundation for healthy teeth. new colgate total daily repair. ♪
7:25 am
just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip and a bark away. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. this week, save 30 percent on photo gifts. thhit the road with.ather... no one i'd rather have dinner and a movie with. no one i'd rather lean on. being in love is an amazing thing. being in love with your best friend... ...is everything. introducing the ever us two-stone ring. one diamond for your best friend... one for your true love.
7:26 am
for the one woman in your life who's both. ever us. new this holiday at kay, jared and zales.
7:27 am
nbc 10 news starts now. good thursday morning, i'm tracy david zopp. let's get your first alert forecast. meteorologist bill henley has that. >> still clouds around. they'll be blowing out of here.
7:28 am
winds are gusting to near 30 miles an hour in philadelphia. you have see the flag blowing in center city t. wind will stay with us through the day. close to 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts in philadelphia. that's brought the temperatures down. now at 48 degrees. it's going to be a slow warm-up from the 40s to 50 degrees this afternoon. so hold on to your hat. gusty winds will blow the clouds out of here, sunshine, 50 degrees at 3:00. if you are getting ready to hit the roads. >> a heads up as an accident on 422 eastbound towards king of patricia an center city. the 42 free way you are seeing volume on the 42 freeway, 73 and parts of 2 five. as you go to center city philadelphia, speeds are around 15 miles an hour. a cumberland man confessed
7:29 am
to killing his ex-girlfriend and her three-year-old daughter. they were recovered in cumberland county. ramirez and the suspect ricardo santiago have a son together. they were involved in a dispute. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get news and update. now back to the "today" show. i'm tracy davidson. thanks for watching. .
7:30 am
7:30 now on a thursday morning, third day of december, 2015. as you would imagine, it is an extremely somber morning here in southern california. the city of san bernardino, 14 people killed, 17 others wounded in a mass shooting that took place at a holiday party in a building just behind me. i'm matt lauer in san bernardino this morning. savannah is back in new york in studio 1a. good morning again to you. >> good morning, matt. there was initial confusion, but police have revealed that there were two shooters. it was a married couple, 28-year-old saeed rizwan farook
7:31 am
and tashfeen malik. syed was at the holiday party, left and came armed. was this workplace violence or terrorism? >> left with his coat still hanging over his chair. a guy sitting at the table with him saw him leave. he got up to go to the bathroom and a couple minutes later, felt bullets flying through the walls of the bathroom. it didn't take long for him to return with his wife. at least 14 people killed. this is the deadliest mass shooting in the united states since sandy hook three years ago. unfortunately, it is far from the only incident like those we've had to cover in recent months. church massacre. nine people killed when a man opens fire at a charleston church. the rampage that ended with
7:32 am
many dead. >> killing two, wounding nine others. >> in memory and grief. the shocking murders of two colleagues during a live broadcast. >> face of a killer, the gunman who killed nine people at an oregon college. >> in colorado, a 57-year-old man behind bars after a deadly shootout at a planned parenthood clinic. >> it's just sickening how often we've had to start a show like this. nbc's tom costello is taking a closer look at the staggering numbers. tom, sadly, this has become hauntingly familiar. >> matt, you know, yesterday was the second mass shooting of the day. there was one yesterday morning in georgia. four people shot, three wounded and one dead. consider this, what we saw in san bernardino is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including the man who killed three week and wounded nine others at a colorado springs plan it parened parenthood. that same day, black friday, evidence that guns are still big sellers. more gun background checks last
7:33 am
friday than any other single day on record. 185,000, up 5% from black friday last year. there are roughly 300 million firearms in the u.s. that would mean one for every man, woman and child. although, of course, tens of millions of americans don't own a gun. the majority of the guns are used legally. in 2015, the u.s. has already seen more mass shootings than days we've had so far in the year. 20 days with four or more mass shootings, in which at least four victims were shot. we have a map showing it is a nationwide problem. with 5% of the world's popular, the u.s. sees almost 1/3 of all mass shootings. 50 times more americans died from gun violence than terrorist attacks since 9/11. the fbi has studied mass shootings. 160 of them. now, san bernardino is burned into our minds, along with places like virginia tech,
7:34 am
columbi columbine, new town, the washington navy yard. the list is so long, it goes on and on and on. i could be reading names and locations probably for at least an hour. matt? >> tom costello on this story from washington for us. tom, thank you very much. let's send it from san bernardino back to new york and savannah. >> matt, thank you. striking when we see it all together like that. now monitoring our weather. how is it looking? >> we're looking at wet weather down in florida. it's going to be very interesting to see what happens. they are basically going to see a ton of rain. you can see it all now starting to stream up from the south. what's going to happen, we've got this weak front that's going to kind of stall out as it moves south. there's this rich supply of moisture out of the tropics. as we get into friday, saturday, we're going to look at this storm across southern florida. heavy thunderstorms are going to continue. normally, for the month of december, you get about two inches of rain in miami.
7:35 am
for the average for the winter, they get almost six inches. they're going to get that almost in the next three days from the keys all the way up to vero beach. flood watches and warnings mostly will be going up in the >> get that weather any time at weather channel on cable, weather.com online. >> thank you. oscar pistorius heading back for prison. an appeals court in south africa
7:36 am
found him guilty of the more serious charge of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva cool. these aren't the droid viewers you're looking for. but... i am your... honey.... collect free droid viewers inside specially marked general mills cereals. star wars: the force awakens. this film is not yet rated. only in theaters. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a gusty wind blowing is going to keep us cooler through the day. we will see sunshine, afternoon
7:37 am
temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. look at the winds, gusting to 30 miles per hour. a colder morning tomorrow, down to 36. in the afternoon, a warming trend begins for friday. a little warmer on saturday. look at sunday after a whole morning, 57 degrees. next round of rain due in tuesday. have a great day. who's worried about getting ttaken for a ride...r 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...
7:38 am
less than perfect... we give you five days to change your mind. sorry. we heard you got a job as a developer!!!!! its official, i work for ge!! what? wow... yeah! okay... guys, i'll be writing a new language for machines so planes, trains, even hospitals can work better. oh! sorry, i was trying to put it away... got it on the cake. so you're going to work on a train? not on a train...on "trains"! you're not gonna develop stuff anymore? no i am... do you know what ge is? it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms and ask about prescription tamiflu. attack the flu virus at its source with tamiflu, an antiviral that helps stop it from spreading in the body.
7:39 am
tamiflu in liquid form is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. therbottle of tropicana pure oranges squepremium.o each and absolutely no space for added sugar, water, or preservatives. tropicana. we put the good in morning.
7:40 am
we're back now. 7:40. we have major news out of south african overnight. an appeals court found oscar pistorius guilty of murder. that overturns his original conviction on a lesser charge in the shooting death of reeva
7:41 am
steenkamp. we'll talk to her mother in a moment. jeff rossen, good morning. >> oscar pistorius is inside his uncle's mansion behind me, as he has been for months. he's here on house arrest. it's a big headline here. oscar pistorius, now a convicted murderer. the appeals court this morning blasting the original judge, saying pistorius should have been convicted of murder all along. what this means, the former olympian will be going back to prison for a long, long time. >> reporter: overnight, the appeals court judge delivering the bomb shell ruling. oscar pistorius had been convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for shooting and killing his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp in his bathroom. reeva's mother in court to hear it herself. >> the accused conviction has been replaced with the following. guilty of murder. it's referred back to the trial
7:42 am
court to consider an appropriate sentence. >> reporter: the appeals court saying the original judge made fundamental errors, ignored evidence. her ruling, confusing. >> i have no doubt that in firing the fatal shots, the accused must have foreseen and did foresee that whoever was behind the toilet door might die. >> reporter: the appeals judge declaring it was oscar's only version of events that brought him down. nbc news was granted access to pistorius' house, the crime scene, during the trial. >> he was standing in this spot in the bedroom when he heard a noise from down the hallway. around the corner is the master bathroom. thought there was an intruder. prosecutors say if it's true, why wouldn't he walk two reeva? it's not what he did. pistorius said he came to this side of the bed, took the gun out and drew his weapon, holding
7:43 am
it in his right hand. he was walking on his thumbs, no prosthetic legs at this point. he was using his arm to walk down the hallway of cabinets to the bathroom. that's when pistorius said he heard another noise. thought the door was opening, the intruder was coming at him, so he fired four shots. >> the appeal court judge slammed oscar pistorius, saying they couldn't believe a word he said and he was a terrible witness. >> he's been convicted of murder. how long has he got in prison? >> could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. >> the dpistorius family releasing a statement, saying their legal team will look at the ruling and decide where to go from here. they could appeal, guys, to the constitutional courts, south africa's version of the u.s. supreme court. unclear if that court would even take the case. all eyes now are on this house behind me. do police re-arrest him? does he have to surrender?
7:44 am
this is us prnprecedented here. his sentencing will likely happen in a month or two. pistorius himself could speak there, making a personal plea for a light sentence. >> jeff rossen, thank you very much. reeva steenkamp's mother is with us exclusively. mrs. steenkamp, good morning to you. >> good morning. good morning. >> you just received this news, that the conviction has now been upgraded to murder. that oscar pistorius is, in all likelihood, headed back to prison. what was your reaction when you heard that news? >> well, the anticipation was tremendous this morning because we didn't really know what was going to happen. i want respect for my daughter's life, and that's what i got today. the conviction of murder. this is the result now of investigation and the justice system. i feel so proud now that she's got some respect. she hasn't lost her life for
7:45 am
nothing. she'll be remembered. >> it looks like oscar pistorius will be headed back to jail. as i understand south african law, the typical minimum sentence is 15 years in prison. is that what he deserves, in your mind? >> it doesn't really matter the amount of time. it's got nothing to do with me. wouldn't make any difference to my life. reeva won't come back. she's gone now. i don't want revenge against him. but he can pay for his crime. that's all. that's all it amounts to. doesn't matter what the time is, how long it is. it's got nothing to do with the justice. >> i read that as part of his parole, he was required to reach out to you and your husband and offer a meeting, if you desired it. did that meeting ever happen? will it ever happen? would you want to meet with him? >> i don't really think it's
7:46 am
necessary now, but we don't know. he asked for the meeting. that meeting hasn't taken place yet. i can't really say whether it will happen or not. >> what would you want to say to him, if anything, or hear from him? >> i think all i would say is, to explain to him what he's taken away from her life, her career, her wedding, her child. that's what he's taken away. he's taken away all the joy in my husband and i's life. he's taken away from us, what he's taken away from her. that's all i would want to say. >> june steenkamp, thank you so much for being here on this momentum day. i hope that this decision gives you some measure of peace. our best wishes to you. thank you. >> thank you. thank you so much.
7:47 am
coming up, the unfolding investigation into the shooting cam ra rampage at an office holiday party in california. matt talks to a man who witnessed the shootout that ended the frantic search for you get used to sweaty odors in your car you think it smells fine, but your passengers smell this... eliminate odors you've gone noseblind to for up to 30 days with the febreze car vent clip break out the febreze, and [inhale/exhale mnemonic] breathe happy.
7:48 am
a medlewith two sweet ginger ristretto shots of starbucks christmas blend espresso and velvety steamed whole milk. all together in perfect harmony. introducing the holiday spice flat white only at starbucks for the season.
7:49 am
i acidity was in my diet.ch i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it, i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping me to lead the life that i want to live.
7:50 am
if you have moderate to severe ...isn't it time to let the... ...real you shine... ...through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't take otezla if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. otezla may increase... ...the risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression... ...or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. side effects may include diarrhea, nausea,
7:51 am
upper respiratory tract infection, and headache. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ask your doctor about otezla today. otezla. show more of you. it's easy to love your laxative when that lax loves your body back. only miralax hydrates, eases and softens to unblock naturally, so you have peace of mind from start to finish. love your laxative. miralax. still ahead, the search for answers here in san bernardino. what we're now learning this morning about the suspected shooters, a possi
7:52 am
7:53 am
just fifteen minutes and a little imagination are all you need to make holiday magic. (microwave) ding! chex party mix. it's what the holidays are made of. first i wash... then i apply it to my wet skin. it moisturizes with no sticky feel. i quickly rinse off. and i'm ready to go. nivea in-shower body lotion -- in the body lotion aisle.
7:54 am
wednesday at kohl's...ay only once a year!... take an extra 25% off with your friends & family savings pass! use it on top of already great savings throughout the store! kohl's. the market.redict... but at t. rowe price,
7:55 am
we can help guide your investments through good times and bad. for over 75 years, our clients have relied on us to bring our best thinking to their investments so in a variety of market conditions... you can feel confident... ...in our experience. call a t. rowe price retirement specialist or your advisor ...to see how we can help make the most of your retirement savings. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. i'm lmy bargain detergent shift couldn't keep up.ter. so i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated so i get a better clean. 15% cleaning ingredients or 90%. don't pay for water, pay for clean. that's my tide.
7:56 am
7:57 am
just before 8:00. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. gusty winds out there. >> we have sunshine. the winds, a nice sunny day, 47 degrees right now.
7:58 am
the wind is steady at 18 miles an hour in the city. even stronger in reading and lancaster. so a chilly start, 30s to the west, low 40s for potts town, now 47 degrees in philadelphia. we will see lots of sunshine, but the wind will stay with us right on through this afternoon. >> all right, bill, thanks. now, let's check with katy zachary. >> we have that accident i told you about 25 minutes ago in the pottstown. there is a delay. it will take you about 15 minutes to go between route 29 and 76 there. tonight a project in the broomall had some residents worried about losing some forest land. more than 200ing aers at sproul and reed road to be developed into a town center, that includes stores, offices, townhouses and pa park. philadelphia will hold its annual tree lighting tonight t. pair will flip the switch on the
7:59 am
tree. there will be performances from the cast from "the christmas story" the musical and the grass quintet. in camden, they will hold their annual tree lighting in front is of city hall. free parking and free cocoa and carollers. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get news and weather on our news and app. now back to the "today" show. i'm tracy davidson. have a great day.
8:00 am
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the shooting rampage in california. >> male in black clothing, he's still firing rounds. >> the suspect, a young married couple, unleashing gunfire at an office holiday party, killing at least 14 people and wounding 17 others. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it was horrific. >> that couple later killed in a dramatic shootout with police. [ gunshots ] a stunned community searching for answers. >> is this terrorism? i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. >> as the nation comes to grips with another mass shooting, matt is live in san bernardino with the latest.
8:01 am
today, thursday, december 3rd, 2015. good morning again, everybody. welcome back to this special split edition of "today." matt is in california this morning. he has the latest developments on this shooting. matt, i guess so many of us are waking up and saying, here we go again. >> you know, and you just heard that that law enforcement official said, is this terrorism? i'm not willing to say that yet. we talked to the husband of one of the shooting victims, a woman shot three times but survived. he says, i don't care whether it's ideology or politics, you walk into a room and take that many lives with assault weapons, it's terrorism to him. police say there were two shooters, not three, as we thought for much of the day yesterday. a young married couple, both killed in the gun battle with police. today, national correspondent craig melvin is here in san bernardino. he's got the latest on the investigation. hi, craig. good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. police are learning more about that couple who had a 6 month old daughter. she was left with her grandmother hours before the
8:02 am
shooting. the suspects later killed in a shootout with police. >> reporter: this morning, shock and disbelief after gunfire range out in this residential neighborhood. >> they are shooting at us, out of the suv. watch your crossfire. >> reporter: heavily armed suspects paralyze the city of san bernardino wednesday, turning quiet streets into war zones. >> we have two suspects that are dead at the scene. one of them, male. one of them, female. they are both armed with assault rifles. they are both armed with handguns. >> reporter: police say the suspects are 28-year-old syed farook, a u.s. citizen, and his wife, 27-year-old tashfeen malik. >> why would we do that? why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> reporter: the shootout coming hours after the couple opened fire at the inland regional center, killing 14 people and
8:03 am
injuring 17 others. officials confirm that farook, a county employee, was at an event being held inside the building before leaving reportedly in an angry state and returning later, opening fire. overnight, police were trying to secure the facility after suspicious devices were discovered inside. six miles away, investigators searched farook's home, and robots were used to deal with any potential explosives. authorities caught up with farook and malik in redlands, a short distance from where the shooting took place. the two were ultimately killed by gunfire. after a day marred by violence, police are beginning to put the pieces together. trying to figure out just why this happened. >> i know one of the big questions that will come up repeatedly is, is this terrorism? i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. >> now, federal authorities have
8:04 am
determined that at least two of the four weapons used by the suspects were legally purchased. there's a news conference that will start 9:00 local. perhaps we'll have more of an answer to the why question. this is the third mass shooting i've covered in seven months. >> i know. >> there's never, so far at least, there's yet to be a simple answer to the why question. >> no way to explain it. craig, thank you very much. savannah, coming up, we're going to talk to a young man who found himself in his home a couple of doors down from where that suv was stopped and that shootout occurred that killed the suspects. he'll tell us his story when we come back here. first, back to you. >> let's see the policy angle of this. in the wake of the mass shooting, the president is reiterating his call for more gun control reform. many of the candidates running for president are adding their voices to the issue, as well. andrea mitchell is on that part of the story this morning. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. once again, president obama reacting to a mass shooting and
8:05 am
the failure of congress to pass his gun controls. >> reporter: as the shooting was still unfolding, the president, visibly frustrated. >> we should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare, as opposed to normal. >> reporter: coming less than a week after the attack on planned parenthood. >> this just doesn't happen in other countries. >> reporter: time after time, the world's most powerful leader, feeling powerless to stop the killing. >> somehow, this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. >> reporter: all presidential candidates, except marco rubio, responded with comments or tweets. republicans opposed to new gun laws offered prayers and praise for police. >> they do one hell of a job. when you see these shootouts. >> hatred and evil.
8:06 am
we need to be able to combat these things. >> reporter: only hours after the shooting, ted cruz invited supporters to a second amendment event at an iowa shooting range, tomorrow. all the talk of prayer prompted an angry tabloid headline in the daily news. god isn't fixing this. frustration echoed by hillary clinton, who made gun control a central campaign issue. tweeting, i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. now voiced by a gun supporter, bernie sanders. >> we have to move aggressively in terms of gun legislation. >> the president said on october 1st, somehow, we've become numb to all of this. he's also said that his failure to enact what he calls common sense gun laws is the biggest frustration of his presidency. savannah? >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. we'll send it back to matt in california. >> savannah, thank you. as we said, the suspects were
8:07 am
eventually located and chased to a residential area before being killed in a shootout with police. several witnesses capturing that dramatic scene on their cell phones. brian lives nearby and saw police give chase. you were a college student, in classes when the initial shooting took place at the regional center down the road. did word spread through college, what was going on? >> yes. i was actually on break at the time. i received phone calls from my aunt, letting me know what happened. it was hectic because my school was down the road a bit. we weren't sure. >> the timeline, the shooting behind us started about 11:00. >> exactly. >> you made your way home, not far away from the regional center. got home about 2:00, 2:30, and started to watch the coverage on the news. what happened? >> as i was watching coverage on the news, i was talking to my family about what happened. we started hearing gunshots outside. we were a bit confused about what was going on, couldn't
8:08 am
believe it was so close. it sounded like it was in our backya backyard, across the street. >> as it turns out, they were a couple houses away. that's where police found the suv with the suspect inside. describe the volley of gunshots that you heard. >> it was -- i could hear automatic and different weapons going on. sounded like gunfire for a couple minutes or so. it was going back and forth. >> you ran back inside, i would imagine. i understand you also drew the shades or the curtains, so nobody could see in the window. >> exactly. once we started hearing things, my mom called everyone inside to be more protected. there were cop cars going down the street and different army vehicles. >> at one point, didn't you look out in another direction and see police actually apprehend somebody? >> i did. as we turned on the tv to see what was happening with the gunfire, to see how close it was, i -- you see cop cars looking in our front yard.
8:09 am
the cops just apprehended someone, the suspect. >> this is someone we initially thought was a shooting suspect. at the moment, unclear what, if any, connection he had to this incident. can you describe how surreal it must have been, brian, to have a television set in front of you, see the aerial views of what's beginning on that the rest of the country is seeing, and look out your window and see the same thing? >> it was a surreal moment. i thought it was out of a movie or something. you saw a dozen or so different police officers or swat numbers going down the street in methodical order, checking houses. i couldn't believe it, that the whole united states was tuned and, like, on our neighborhood. it was crazy. >> we're happy you're all right and the suspects were stopped in your neighborhood. we thank you for telling us your story this morning, brian. >> thank you so much. >> brian radut, thank you so much. savannah, back to you in new
8:10 am
york. >> we want to check the other top stories y ies of the mornin >> good morning, everyone. a major turn of events for oscar pistorius. south africa's top appeals court ruled that he is guilty of murder for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the judge has overturned a lower court conviction on the lesser charge of culpable murder. he faces up to 15 more years in prison when he is sentenced. the secret service is an agency in crisis. this according to a new report from congress. the report documents more than 140 security breaches or attempted breaches at facilities secured by the secret service in the last ten years. in one previously undisclosed incident, four young adults went fishing in vice president joe biden's backyard. neighbors alerted authorities. the report also accused the current head of the secret service and his two predecessors of giving false information to congressional investigators. officials found no evidence
8:11 am
of foul play in the sudden death of the newly elected mayor of juneau, alaska. mayor greg fisk died of natural causes. the report said the 70-year-old had injuries consistent with falling or stumbling into objects. fisk was found dead in his home on monday. he'd just been elected in october. a wild story out of new jersey. five fifth graders were arrested for planning to set off an explosive device at the high school. they're 10 and 11 years old. officials at the school learned about the plot and called police. they say the students had written plans and had a suspicious device, but it did not contain any actual explosives. the students were suspended and released to their parents. the stars were out in new york city last night in more ways than one, on a lighter note. tens of thousands of people gathered here for the 83rd
8:12 am
lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree. >> five, four, three, two, one! ♪ joy to the world, the lord is come ♪ >> just like that, the tree was illuminated with 40,000 l.e.d. lights. the festivities televised on nbc included entertainers like michael buble, james taylor, mary j. blige and sting. it'll stay lit until january 6th. i think we all need a little peace and brightness after the darkness yesterday. >> beautiful moment. >> joy to the world for sure, natalie. i see you're looking at weather in the northwest. >> we're looking at a big system. we talked about this yesterday and we have more coming. heavy rain, showers, also back into the cascades, we're going to be looking at snow, as well. the sierras are going to get involved, as well. we start off this morning.
8:13 am
you can see the next storm moving on shore. mountain wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. snowfall in the sierra is good news. rain moving inland by tomorrow morning. another storm comes in on saturday. look at the rainfall amounts in some areas. some areas picking up 7 inches of rain, and could be more. snowfall in the sierra, generally 1 to 2 feel in the broomall. good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. gusty wind blowing is going to keep us cooler through the day. we'll see sunshine, afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. look at the wind gusting to 30 miles per hour. wind die down tonight. colder morning tomorrow down 36. but in the afternoon a warming trend begins for friday. little bit warmer on saturday but look at sunday after a cold morning 57 degrees. next round of rain due in tuesday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather.
8:14 am
>> al, thank you so much. the deadly rampage in san bernardino is the 355th mass shooting in the u.s. just this year. harry smith has been looking and reflecting on that this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. there was no justification for murdering people celebrating at a holiday party. no reasoning for gunning down children and their teachers in the classrooms, or people crammed into a movie theater on opening night, or worshippers gathered in prayer. this morning, like so many other mornings, we are searching for answers. ♪ let there be peace on earth >> reporter: on a night like last night, who doesn't think about the places we go? >> two, one! >> reporter: the streets we walk down. the malls we shop in. is the subway safe? what about our schools? our churches? the worshippers at a prayer meeting at the emanuel ame
8:15 am
church thought they were safe on a wednesday night last june. the students at an oregon community college thought they were safe this past october. as did a reporter and camera man this past august. a movie theater in colorado. an elementary school in connecticut. the events come and they go, and then they come again. ours is the only nation in the civilized world where these events happen with this kind of numbing regularity. the bbc reported wednesday's shooting as -- >> just another day in the united states of america. >> reporter: president obama after the shooting in oregon in october. >> our thoughts and prayers are not enough. and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being done somewhere else in america. >> reporter: there's someone wrong in a society where murder is easily concocted.
8:16 am
if the perpetrators are religious terrorists, we'll be enraged, having someone to blame. what about the other shootings that fill our newscasts? where, we wonder, does it end? >> you know, and it is like we are holding our breath today, waiting to find out what is the motivation behind this? no matter what it is, it's not going to be good news. >> doesn't explain it or justify it. >> not at all. >> or give any solace. >> no. >> harry, thank you so much. we're give underwear to this holiday. and there are some people you shouldn't . people you should. shouldn't. janice! should. shouldn't. yes. no. should. no way. should. no. definitely not. ha ha, nay. you shouldn't give underwear to everybody. but for those you do, give them fruit of the loom.
8:17 am
[phone ringing} whenof guests on the way.ull and a cold with sinus pressure. you need fast relief. alka-seltzer plus severe sinus congestion and cough liquid gels rush relief to your tough symptoms. [deep breath] to put you back in control. [doorbell] coming! alka-seltzer plus sinus. therbottle of tropicana pure oranges squepremium.o each and absolutely no space for added sugar, water, or preservatives. tropicana. we put the good in morning.
8:18 am
fto the ones they really want.
8:19 am
from big gifts that mean a lot, to little ones that mean everything. get the perfect gift for everyone and share wonder on christmas day. walmart. we are back now.
8:20 am
it's 8:19. we have alarming news this morning for mothers when it comes to their weight gain during pregnancy. a new study finds that weight gain between pregnancies could raise the risk of stillbirths and infant deaths in a subsequent pregnancy. nbc news medical contributor natalie is here with more. help me understand this study. it's saying, weight gain in between pregnancies is the issue? >> yeah. that's kind of what sets the study apart from many other studies. we know from a wealth of literature that maternal overweight and obesity poses a higher risk of pregnancy complications, period. the study looks at whether or not gaining weight between the pregnancies have connections to stillbirths. they haven't looked at infant mortality. that's what separates this study from previous ones. >> are we talking about weight gain, like you can't lose the last ten pounds, or more weight gain than that? >> that's exactly the question
8:21 am
we want to talk about. it's actually a small amount. the number that they found that was significant was 4 bmi units, which roughly translates to 2.8 kilograms, which is roughly translated to 6 pounds. for example, if you -- >> hello, i think every woman pregnant is like, i'm six pounds heavier than i was already the first one. >> here are important take homes. the medical stories this week are all really important, in terms of interpreting them in the context of how they were done statistically. meaning that, if you look at the actual numbers, the absolute risk for the mom, the number was 2 in 1,000 pregnancies resulted in stillbirth if you gained weight between pregnancies. that increased only to one extra one per thousand pregnancies. >> yes, there is an increased risk but, yet, it's exceedingly rare. >> it's so rare. the relative risk went up by 50% but the absolute risk was one more pregnancy in 1,000.
8:22 am
that's really important. a few other points, if you lost weight between pregnancies, it decreased your risk. what's the take home? something we've been saying a lot. maintaining a healthy weight between pregnancies is important. losing your pregnancy weight after the first pregnancy is very important in terms of the health of the second pregnancy and the second baby. i think most experts who interpreted or looked at these results feel it's very important that that number is communicated very carefully. this is not an astronomical risk to woman. it's still small. but it amounts to quite a few pregnancies, so it's still important. >> another reason to why to keep a healthy weight between pregnan pregnancies. >> exactly. >> not shocking. >> right. >> we'll send it to our other natalie. sandra bullock is now a mom of two. adopting a daughter. her "people" magazine cover
8:23 am
getting a lot of attention and shining a light on the foster care system that is often overlooked. >> reporter: she's the latest celebrity face behind adoption. >> she said to me, love is something we all have, and we have endless supplies of it. we shouldn't horde it. we should really give it out. >> reporter: sandra bullock announcing to "people" magazine that there's a new member of her family. 3 1/2-year-old laila, adopted from the louisiana foster care system. the actress putting foster adoptions into the spotlight, hoping to inspire others, like angelina jolie pitt has done with international adoption. >> somebody with her celebrity can bring the attention that this decision, this personal decision that she has chosen to make public, we owe her a great deal of gratitude. >> reporter: bullock adopted louie and knew she wanted to find a sibling for him the same way.
8:24 am
>> there are thousands and thousands of children in the united states who need homes. her point was, you don't have to be a big celebrity. you don't have to be rich and famous. >> reporter: she also said part of the reason she's going public with her journey is the hope that others will follow in her footsteps. last year, there were more than 400,000 children in foster care. some end up going back to their biological parents or living with a relative. a quarter of them, waiting to be adopted. 7-year-old shay was one of the lucky ones. she was adopted from foster care in february. it was her second home. after two years of fostering, it was made official. >> it was the most amazing feeling in the world. one of my greatest accomplishments in my lifetime. >> reporter: there are so many kids out there who so badly want to have families, says bullock. she even admits the process can be long, but life changing. >> she said at one point, she felt like she grew another heart
8:25 am
by bringing this girl into her life. >> when a kid can close the door behind them and say, this is my home, and it's a home i'm going to stay in, just the sigh of relief. >> when asked about the challenges of adopting a child who is not an infant, bullock told "people" magazine, you have to be prepared to psychologically educate yourself to the steps you will need to take to repair any damage that may have taken place before your arrival. adding, it is our journey, not just the theirs. >> her family's journey. >> such an important voice she's adding and sharing. there are so, so many kids stuck in the system. >> kids need a loving home. i'm glad she's setting that example. thank you. coming up, how would you like a million bucks in the bank? maybe to be able to retire earlier than you thought. coming up, what we can all learn from super savers. from our super
8:26 am
good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> we're seeing some sunshine but gusty winds making for a chilly start and the wind will be here all day lone. cape may u-see a few clouds but no sign of the rain we had yesterday. that bright sunshine will warm temperatures up a little bit but not much. look at the wind speeds. wildwood, 35 mile-per-hour wind gusts and gusting to 31 miles per hour in pottstown this morning. wind chills are in the 30s and low 40s. feels like 37 degrees right now in wilmington, wildwood 39 degrees. so it's a cold morning, blustery day ahead. temperatures will climb to near
8:27 am
50 degrees this afternoon. >> bill, thank. now a check of the roads. >> a beautiful shot. this is the blue route. increased volume there but no issues on the blue route between 76 and 95. let me show you the schuylkill expressway. between the blue route and vine it will take you over a half hour. >> today local business hours will discuss the impact of the septa proposed expansion. and officials in montgomery county district attorney's office will speak to students about sexting. the session was scheduled before police started their investigation into sexting incidents at the school. another update in 25 minute. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. pre-owned vehicles...
8:28 am
and exceptional customer service, head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone... flip your thinking about buying your next one.
8:29 am
because it works for our patients. here, at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia, we give our patients the freedom to make appointments that fit their schedules, even on weekends. because we believe in being here when our patients need us, so they can keep living their busy lives. weekend appointments are now available here. learn more at cancercenter.com/eastern.
8:30 am
♪ ringing the bells ♪ oh, how they ring ♪
8:31 am
♪ ring, ring, ring [ applause ] holiday music from the union dale high school show choir. >> well done. >> puts you in the holiday spirit ar spirit, along with our newly lit tree. coming up, we have john cusack, who will fill us in on his new movie, focusing on his hometown of chicago. >> love him. we are not worthy. ina garten, the goddess, cooking up a storm. her no-brainer recipe for a roast chicken. smells like heaven. tonight is the live event o long time. the "wiz," starring mary j.
8:32 am
blige, queen latina a tetifalat. it's here on nbc. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: drive for good on the plaza is brought to you by mazda. >> let's show you what we've got happening as far as your weather is concerned. for today, a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest. icy conditions, mountain snows, heavy rain, icy mix in northern new england and snow. look for heavy rain down through southern florida. tomorrow, that will continue. snow through the cascades and the inner mountain region. look more sunshine through the gulf coast and into florida. we're looking for more heavy rain. mid-atlantic states, looking good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. gusty wind blowing is going to keep us cooler through the day. we'll see sunshine, afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. look at the wind gusting to 30 miles per hour.
8:33 am
wind dies down tonight. colder morning tomorrow down 36. but in the afternoon a warming trend begins for friday. little bit warmer on saturday but look at sunday after a cold morning 57 degrees. next round of rain due in tuesday. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. during last night's christmas tree lighting, got to meet stephanie. she won $30,000 for her charity, the confetti foundation, as part of mazda's drive for good campaign. stephanie joins us now. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> talk about the confetti foundation. >> it's a non-profit that i started for hospital children to celebrate their birthdays. >> it's sweet. where are you based out of? >> newport, rhode island, but we service the u.s. >> what do you do for the kids? >> we give a birthday box, all the supplies are available to throw a sweet birthday party in the hospital room. >> if people want to help, how do they do it?
8:34 am
>> plenty of ways to get involved. become a birthday fairy where you drop off the boxes at your hospital. you can make birthday cards. we always need birthday supplies. >> how do they get in touch? >> confetti foundation.org to learn more. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> back to you. >> al, thank you so much. now, to today e's season savings. we've been covering bad spending habits and credit card debt. now, how it's time to keep our accounts in the green. how does having $1 million in savings by 35 sound? retiring by 50 or 40? keep people that the "new york times" calls super savers. >> my name is darlene. >> i'm ann houston and i live in stillwater, oklahoma. >> chris from madison, wisconsin. >> i was able to retire at 52. i started a business at 30. i had the help of a brilliant
8:35 am
strategist accountant. together, we set a plan that made all the difference. >> i've not had a raise in ten years, but i have no debt. a financial adviser i totally trust. and a life plan to help me manage finances. >> i saved seven figures by the time i was 35. i was able to decrease my spending by over $10,000 a year. simply by cutting out everything that wasn't important to me. now, i can retire well before the age of 40. >> sounds good. here to break down their secrets to saving is today's financial editor, gejean chatzky. good morning. >> good morning. >> i like the super savers because they seem like they're having fun. not living the lifestyle of a monk. >> they are not. that's because they've managed to figure out what their values are and line up spending with their values. they might be able to trip, but cut back on eating out. it's what's important to you. if you don't know what it is, keep a spending diary. you write down what you bought, how much you paid for it and how you feel about it.
8:36 am
then go back a week later. write how you feel again. you'll see those line up. >> first thing, figuring out what you care about. next, you say, cut out the big things, which seems like, duh. >> except we are always talking about coffee. how we cut out coffee and how much of a difference it can make. let's look at the big stuff. we spend 80% of money on 20% of the stuff. rent or mortgage and transportation. if you downsize where you're living a little bit, you not only shrink the size of your mortgage, but insurance, taxes, utilities, it all reverberates. you get rid of one car, maybe you live with one instead of two. >> did you explain the 80/20 rule? >> you spend 80% on money for 20% of stuff. >> set goals. >> not just set goals, but make sure they're really specific. make sure that there are steps you can fulfill to achieve those goals. write them down.
8:37 am
a piece of research said we are 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we write them down. make sure you know what you want and you've got steps to go for it. >> you're accountable to yourself. >> yup. >> the next one, i like. doesn't involve too much. automate everything. >> once you've got your goals, you have to make it happen. you don't want to have to think about it all the time. when you know how much you want to save, every single time you get paid, funnel the money into your 401(k), your 529s, a plain savings account. when you go to the atm, you don't see the number and think, there's money for me to spend. >> the next one is a good one. leave your investments alone. once you've saved the money, don't touch it. >> the thing that can kill you along the way to this journey is the market tumbles and you think, oh, my gosh, i have to get my money out of the stock market. big mistake. you're never going to be able to get it back into the stock market at the right time. if you have a long term -- >> even if you're older and closer to retirement? >> you have different asset allocation if you're close to
8:38 am
retirement. you still want to stick with your plan. that means not moving it out. retirement is a really long time. when the markets tumble, focus on accumulating more shares in your investment instead of the price. the markets are down, you can buy more shares at a cheaper price and feel good about that. >> you get a fire sale. >> exactly. >> focus on your income. what do you mean? >> a lot of people haven't gotten a raise in a long time. if you are not being paid what you're worth, and you can go to websites like salary.com to figure out what you should be making, now is the time to ask for a raise. if you don't ask, the answer is always no. >> i guess nothing ventured, nothing gained. >> exactly. >> jean chatzky, thank you so much. >> sure. >> for all the tips, go to today.com. up next, john cusack, live in studio 1a. we're excited to chat with him. first, this is "today" on nbc.
8:39 am
8:40 am
8:41 am
we are back at 8:41. actor, producer and screenwriter john scusack has been in movie mrs. than three decades. >> it's not true. >> it is. he stars in "chi-raq" about gun violence in chicago. he plays a pastor and activist, deeply involved in the community. >> first of all, when a murderer walks free, we are all in danger. [ applause ] multiple witnesses. what makes someone a target is not the shooting. what makes someone a target is the community. that surrouenders to fear. >> john cusack, good morning to you. >> nice to see you. >> this seems timely, what's been happening in chicago and our world. this movie takes on gun violence and violence in communities in an interesting way. >> yeah, it's a retelling ofl s
8:42 am
les estrada. what we read in school. >> what i pretended to read. >> it's a satire. the culture wants to go to war and keep going to war. the women start a sex strike. actually, it's been -- happened, i think, in liberia and happened some places. it's a satire. it's not a comedy, in the sense that, it's about serious things. network and other satires, it's a way to put a lens on things that are tragic and we become numb to. >> it's an interesting rhetorical device. the women of this community ban together and say, you know what? here's how we're going to get the attention of the men we love. we're going to withhold sex. now, your character is a minister, based on a real
8:43 am
person. >> michael flager. he, like a lot of other people in churches, synagogues, mosques, do this work, this incredible work, every day. day in and day out. trying to keep their neighborhood safe. even as we speak right now, from -- father mike gave me this site, hey jackass.com. it's the site of local -- the community that keeps track of this stuff. there's been 198 people shot in shove so f november so far. since the video was released, of the young man who got killed, there's been 45 shot and wounded. total shot, 55. 12 homicides. how many people do you think have been shot and wounded in chicago this year-to-date? what would your guess be? >> i don't know if i could venture a guess. >> 2,762.
8:44 am
>> this is your hometown. >> 465 homicides. these are really sobering numbers. communities are living with this every day. desperately asking for them and attention, and for some sane reform. >> the movie really brings to light those issues. separately, you have another project called love and mercy. >> yeah. >> tell me about that. are you playing brian wilwilson? >> yeah. and paul plays him when he was a younger man, in the beach boys. two portraits of brian we hope harmonize together. >> were you a fan, brian wilson? >> oh, yeah. high fidelity, these record store owners. the only thing snobs could agree was brian wilson was in everyone's top five. he was a real -- he's a true genius and pioneer. it was an honor to play him. >> great to have you here.
8:45 am
you have two interesting projects. sorry if i want to see you still in a romantic comedy. >> i'd love to do one. you have to get offered one. >> are you listening, hollywood? john cusack, congrats on these projects. "chi-raq" opens in theaters tomorrow. up next, we'll do some cooking. one-plan recipe for the perfect roast chicken. first, this is "today" on nbc. this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on 2015 focus and 2016 fusion and escape. it's the best gift ever. now during the ford holiday sales event get 0% financing for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see your local ford dealer.
8:46 am
at enterprise, we guarantee it. next vehicle purchase? head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone... change your thinking about buying your next one.
8:47 am
>> announcer: today's food is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at walmart.com to share wonder every day. >> we're back. it's 8:47. today's food and more of our week of no-brainer recipes. i like the sound of that. >> ina garten, the barefoot contessa, is here, and her new cookbook, "make it ahead." >> it's the holidays and
8:48 am
everyone wants something easy. i love things you can make ahead. >> what are we making? >> a chicken with arugula salad. it's all in one platter. chicken, obviously, and roasted on a bed of bread. with a mustard vinaigrette. it has arugula and the whole thing in one. the bread you roast it with is chopped up with croutons. >> everyone can make this but when you make it, it's magical and special. >> thank you. >> i want to get all the details. >> i take a raw chicken. to give it flavor, i separate the skin from the breast and put chopped garlic underneath. >> you have the spoon trick. >> there is a wooden spoon trick. sometimes i use my fingers. you can do it with a wooden spoon so you don't break the skin. what i do is put thyme underneath. take the stem, not the leaves off, and put it right underneath. under the legs and then all you have to do is -- people trust these chickens like it's in
8:49 am
bondage. you don't have to. tie up the legs, simple. i tuck the wings under. that's it. no big deal. first, you have to be able to tie. that's a critical detail. tie them up like that. >> great. >> the key thing is, what i do is salt it. it's really important. you salt it in advance, just like that. let it sit in the refrigerator for about 24, 48 hours. >> okay. >> then you clean your hands. these wonderful sanitizing wipes. very important. >> so viewers don't write? >> what i do, too, is put thyme in the cavity so it flavors it. >> great. >> the next day when you're ready to cook -- are you in charge? >> i am. >> bread on the bottom of the chick chicken. >> sure. >> bottom of the pan. >> any oil or anything or straight? >> just like that. then we put the chicken on top. my hands have been in the chicken. >> you like thick, crusty bread.
8:50 am
>> i do. >> you do this the nigh befort , pull it out and put it right on. >> doesn't have to be room temperature. add olive oil so it gets brown. >> what's the oven preheated to? >> 500 degrees. surprisingly hot. when you roast it, what happens is, all the juices in the chicken get into the -- this is what it looks like after. >> yum. isn't that gorgeous? >> looks beautiful. what y >> what you end up with, the chicken is perfectly done. that goes here. >> aren't you impressed with carson? he seems to know what he's doing. >> no one uses tongs on television better than me. >> everybody says, the croutons are burnt. that's the point. you cut these into squares, just like this. >> they have to taste delicious. >> they're so -- really. these are incredible. >> how long does the chicken cook? >> let me check in with the people downstairs. >> i love the burnt croutons. >> who is in charge of the
8:51 am
vinaigret vinaigrette? >> savannah knows how to ard or >> i'll put in the scallions. >> what's in the vinaigrette? >> champagne vinaigrette with mustard. that goes over the salad. >> all of it then. >> watch this. carve the chicken, cut up the croutons and which is what you end up with. isn't that gorgeous? >> it's a plate of love. >> my wouldn't look like that. >> exactly like that. >> if ina garten burns something, it tastes delicious. the rest of us, not so much. >> everyone remembers their mother burning things. they know what it tastes like. >> how is the chicken, guys? >> oh, my gosh, heaven on a plate. >> perfect. >> yummy. >> eat, have a bite. >> i have to get a bite. i have to get a crouton. >> you first. >> okay. i'm not going to argue. >> i love that you put it -- >> are you kidding me? >> the chicken melts in your mouth. the lemon zest is fantastic. the crouton is ridiculously
8:52 am
crunc crunchy. >> put it in the middle of the table and everyone helps themselves. >> i fell in love with your croutons. >> we have family coming into our house. put this in the middle of the table and say, go for it. >> roast chicken with the volume turned up. are you coming back to make cocktails? >> we are making cocktails. >> my better half -- siri is in love with this lady. i'll have a hug for her. bingo! gotcha. >> bingo, one for you, too. all these recipes are at today.com/food. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. pre-owned vehicles...
8:53 am
and exceptional customer service, head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone... flip your thinking about buying your next one.
8:54 am
carson has made his way to the orange room to get us ready for what is a yearly tradition around here. >> i could have sat up there with ina for a long time. i made it down here. "time" magazine will reveal their pick for person of the year next wednesday on "today." we'll give you a short list. there's speculation about who it might be. here's the reveal, who is it going to be on wednesday? more recently, last year in 2014, the ebola fighters were the person of the year. let's go back in history here. the first ever on the magazine cover. charles lindenberg for the sole
8:55 am
flight across the atlantic. then many people had the cover two years, but one has been on it three years. fdr fdr. going back to 1962, non-traditional, the computer. endangered earth in '88. the digital user in 2006. again, on monday, we're going to give you the short list. you can start your guessing using #orange room. we'll give you the first look at the short list and the reveal will be here on wednesday. any guesses? >> i know leading in their reader poll was bernie sanders and malala. >> i would like to nominate the crouton by ina garten we just ate. >> you have a little crouton. >> do i? we wanted to bury our heads in it. >> wouldn't you feel bad if you lost to a crouton? >> that would be a bummer. >> what do you think, carson? >> maybe the pope. how about the pope? >> oh, yeah.
8:56 am
>> pope's journey this year, coming to the states. >> could be a non-traditional choice again, the isis terrorists. certain >> person of the year isn't always a good thing. >> in the past, they've done many. >> what's next hour? >> we'll be talking more about the shooting. wayne brady. jason schwartzman all stopping by to brighte good morning i'm tracy davidson. just before 9:00. let's get you updated on the first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> a windy one. strong gusty winds. wind fwuchts of more than 30 miles per hour. it's going to be a windy one all day long. still some clouds over center city. you can see them in this view from south philadelphia. wind chills in the 30s right
8:57 am
now. feels like 38 degrees in philadelphia. we'll see the temperatures climb a little bit. we'll get some sunshine near 50 degrees this afternoon. philadelphia police are investigating a possible home invasion. a man told officers two men in ski masks knocked on his door around 5:30 this morning and pistol whipped him. police are questioning the woman who witnessed the attack. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in philadelphia. the city is getting ready for its annual tree lighting ceremony. the mayor will light tree in the city hall courtyard before 8:00 tonight. there will be performances by the cast members from "a christmas story" the musical and a brass quinn at the time. camden will hold its annual tree lighting at 5:00 in front of city hall. free parking and free hot cocoa. today the world's largest hanukkah menorah is scheduled to rise over independence maul.
8:58 am
it will be put in place this morning. the jewish holiday begins sunday at sundown. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minute. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. have a great day.
8:59 am
9:00 am
♪ scenes from san bernardino, california, as we welcome you to "today" on a thursday morning. it's december 3rd, 2015. i'm willie with tamron, al and natalie. there was a mass shooting in san bernardino. let's go to matt for the latest. >> good morning. i'm looking at you guys sitting around there and i said this earlier in the morning, we were all supposed to be lighting the
9:01 am
christmas tree last night in rockefeller until events called us elsewhere. i'm standing in san bernardino. joust down the road is blocked off from the police by the inland regional center, where the shooting took place. 11:00 yesterday morning, two people walked into a holiday party and began to shoot. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. overnight, authorities identified the suspects as syed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had a 6 month old daughter. both were later killed in a shootout with police. >> mr. thfarook is a county employee. he's an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there five years. >> reporter: farook left the event after a disagreement, before coming back with malik.
9:02 am
both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i think based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into this. we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: it all started shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning, at the inland regional center in san bernardino. some 60 miles east of los angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were escorted out with their hands in the air. family members who had rushed to the scene waited anxiously outside for word. >> what are you going to do when you see your wife? >> i'm going to hug her. >> reporter: several tense hours later, police located the suspects as they tried to flee
9:03 am
in a black suv. [ gunshots ]. >> they're shooting at us. shooting at us out of the suv. eastbound on richardson. crossfire. >> pd has shot fires. they're been shot at by unknown suspects. all units copy. >> suspect down in the westbound lane, not conscious. >> reporter: both suspects were killed at the scene. each heavily armed. an officer was wounded in the shootout, but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native-born american citizen who attended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victim but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of new family for the victims, it's unbelievable what happened. i am very sad, deeply sad and shocked. >> reporter: as investigators comb both crime scenes for leads, some families reunited tearfully with loved ones. this woman's sister survived being shot in the back. >> doors opened, gunmen started
9:04 am
shooting, everyone hit the floor. it lasted for, she said, probably, roughly, 30, 40 seconds. it paused for a moment, then started again. then they were gone. didn't say anything. >> guys, we have been hearing more and more of the stories of survival. throughout this day, undoubtedly, we'll learn more about the victims. 14 people who were together to celebrate the holidays. from san bernardino, that's what we've got. back to you in new york. >> you'll hear many more of the stories over the next few days. we're also seeing chilling cell phone video from police as they evacuated that building in san bernardino. >> keep your hands where i can see them. all the way to the deputy. make a left where the deputy is at. thank you. thank you. try to relax, everyone.
9:05 am
try to relax. i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. be cool, okay? >> that's the level of professionalism, first of all, in a terribly tense moment, where you don't know what's around the corner. the courage to remind the people and keep them calm, i will take that bullet. just incredible. earlier on this morning, matt spoke with the husband of one of the victims inside the building. she was wounded but did survive. >> she could not see who was the shooter because everybody ducked down. the bullet was flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands were bleeding. >> gentleman also said his wife likely will not need surgery, so good news, at least, in that case. >> he also made an interesting point in matt's interview. when he said -- when matt said, do you think this could be terrorism? he said, it doesn't matter. any time someone is murdered,
9:06 am
it's a terrorist act. >> absolutely. >> it doesn't really matter to the people who lost loved ones. this is -- >> it's an act of terrorism. >> we're hearing also from other family members of those who were caught up in the shooting. >> she was not wanting to be heard. they were out in the hall. didn't want them to open the door. someone turned off the lights. they locked the door. >> i need to see you are alive, that you're okay. nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did. thank god. >> her co-workers were all like screaming. i told her, stay calm. everything is going to be okay. i didn't know what to say because i was trying to drive. >> we want to turn now to find out more on the investigation side of this. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has been following all the details. pete, what can you tell us about the shooters, a husband and wife team? they had just gotten married six
9:07 am
months ago. tell us more about what perhaps we're learning about them. >> couple of things. first of all, going back to the cell phone video of the people being led out by authorities, they didn't know it at the time, but at that point, the two people who fired the shots were already gone. at first, the witnesses at the inland regional center said that they thought three people came in firing guns. overnight, investigators said, no, the number was two. farook and his wife. police say each carried an assault-style rifle and a handgun. authorities believe farook bought the handguns legally. they're working to trace the assault rifles, which were initially sold three or four years ago. the couple, authorities say, threw three homemade explosive devices. none went off. farook knew the people at the center holding the holiday party. he'd worked for the county, was a health inspector. witnesses say when he arrived at loan at first yesterday, he got
9:08 am
into an argument. then he came back 10 to 30 minutes later with his wife. both dressed in black and heavily armed. based on the witness description of farook's odd behavior that morning, police staked out the couple's house in redlands, ten miles from san bernardino. when this suv was seen leaving the house, police followed it and the couple began shooting out from the back of the vehicle. when the shooting was over, the two were found dead inside. farook's brother-in-law says the couple had a 6 month old daughter, which they left with farook's mother wednesday. claimed that they had a doctor's appointment. now, investigators are delving into farook's luf. they' -- life. they're looking for a motive. he recently went to saudi arabia last year, it appears. based on the timing, their initial assumption was he was there for the pilgrimage for devout muslims. for the motive, that's a mystery
9:09 am
still. authorities say this was clearly well planned. not only were the two heavily armed, they also had prepared and brought the homemade bombs. at least three of them were found. none went off. investigators are now going to search through the couple's computers, their phones, any other electronic devices, looking for clues. they'll be carefully examining farook's employment records, talking to co-workers to see if it can shed any light. if morning, they say they still cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that spun out of control and led to some sort of grij thudge that c this planning? was it jihadist inspired terrorism? was it some combination of the two? natalie? >> pete williams, thanks so much. so many questions but the pieces will start to unfold and this mystery will, in the next couple hours, we'll learn more. >> you think about the mentality of two people who are able to drop off their 6 month old
9:10 am
child, under the guise of a lie with their mother, knowing they'd never come back to see that child again. they'd either die or go back to prison. that's something about their phycology, their commitment to whatever it was. >> too many times we have been on this program, the morning after one of these shootings, and expressing grief, sort row, outrage. cbs news spoke with president obama yesterday after this. you could see that same frustration and hear it in his voice. >> may be aware of the fact that we have a no fly list, where people can't get on planes, but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store right now in the united states and buy a firearm. there's nothing that we can do to stop them. >> the president went on to say, thoughts and prayers aren't enough. here's the headline of the daily news. a lot of people talking about
9:11 am
this. #thoughts and prayers. people saying, god isn't fixing this. a lot of politicians tweeted out last night, our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in san bernardino. while the good intentions thoughts and prayers, this isn't fixing the problem. we need to do more to do that. that's the intent of that editorial in the daily news. and other people are echoing that. >> we're watching "morning joe," the program that willie does on msnbc, and you watch people go to their political corners. gop candidate carly fiorina was on, as well as the speaker of the house paul ryan, both republicans. both said, there are laws on the books right now that aren't being enforced. they believe that the country should focus more on mental health issues. then you see some of the progressive bloggers, democrats on capitol hill, site scite sim things on common sense gun safety, as they describe it.
9:12 am
there's a clear political divide. you talk about mass shootings by the numbers. it's almost three years that we sat here with the children and families of new town, sandy hook, and said, everything will change. i vividly remember watching nightly news that evening. brian williams was on and said, will anything change now that we watched children be massacred? here are the numbers. mass shootings happen almost each day of the year. 355 shootings versus 336 days of this year. this is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including yesterday in savannah, georgia, four people were shot. one woman died and we were saying in our meeting, had it not been for the massacre in san bernardino, many people would never have heard about the shooting in savannah. it came up as part of the conversation by the numbers. that's how, outside of the local market, people even knew that there was another mass shooting in this country. bbc, the headline from the
9:13 am
british broadcast, said, just another day, another shooting in the united states. it was after the last mass shooting, the president said, we've all become almost like rote memorization. we have the same reaction. whether it's the thoughts and prayers line. whether it's, how did we get here? we're all journalists, we know that and know our responsibility and every person here takes that role seriously. we're also human beings and we also live in this country. and are a part of the conversation on what can happen next that is reasonable. that doesn't make people -- i live in texas. my dad -- i'll tell you this, when i turned 21 and got my first apartment, my dad gave me a gun. i grew up in a home where guns exist. the home that is my family home, there is a shooting range that's packed on any given day. my family members, they hunt. many of them see an assault weapon and say, how can someone own multiple assault weapons?
9:14 am
but they are also people who want to own their gun. what is the reasonable conversation here? >> you know though, that this conversation that we continue to have day in and day out, with six shootings this week alone, sadly, doesn't seem like it's going to change the course of this country either. what is engarained now is a sickness. what's happening around us is a sickness. that said though, i understand people talking about thoughts and prayers not being enough. i do think though at a time where we are all feeling somewhat lost and need something, perhaps faith is what people need. >> the point of that, and i remember there was an interesting -- some years ago, there was a tornado. the reporter said to the woman, my prayers are with you. she said, i don't believe in god. not everyone pivots to that. i am a person of faith. we are. that's our choice. is faith legislation?
9:15 am
there is a separation. should there be, yes, a faithful conversation with prayer, but what is the legislative -- if there is a legislative conversati conversation, that makes us all uncomfortable. my hands are shaking because you know you're likely to say something that results in an onslaught of attacks. >> we live in a free country where people choose to believe. there are freedoms and the freedoms are preserved by our constitution. given all of this, there were some peaceful moments last night to mark the events of the day. during the pregame of the pacers-clippers game, there was a moment of silence there. as you see, they darkened the court and people just send tht r thoughts. obviously, it is the holiday season. speaker paul ryan pausing during the annual ceremony to light the capital christmas tree in
9:16 am
washington, d.c. here in rockefeller center, our tree is now beautifully lit. last night at the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting in new york, there was a beautiful rendition from the new york kids choir, singing "let there be peace on earth." it struck us all to the core. take a listen. ♪ let there be peace on earth and let it be here with me ♪ >> the new york youth choir. that wasn't supposed to be the way the show would open. given the events of the day, they felt hearing children's voices and the innocence was such an important reminder to all of us, that the peace and the innocence of this holiday needs to be preserved. >> i thought it was a moving way to open the program last night. to give people, at least for an hour or so, something to
9:17 am
celebrate before they got back into the news. >> the voice of children, that's the beauty. >> we'll stay on top of this story all morning long. for now, i want to pause and get the weather. >> that's good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. gusty wind blowing is going to keep us cooler through the day. we'll see sunshine, afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. look at the wind gusting to 30 miles per hour. wind dies down tonight. colder morning tomorrow down 36. but in the afternoon a warming trend begins for friday. little bit warmer on saturday but look at sunday after a cold morning 57 degrees. next round of rain due in tuesday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much, al. we're back with much more right after this. [barks] are those... you there... stormtroopers!
9:18 am
halt! turn here. go go! follow them! bb-8! beep, beep! this way! where'd they go? they went that way! that way, they went that way! i can't believe that worked! of course it worked! beep, beep, beep! continuously neutralize them with glad with febreze. the only bag with the irresistible scent of gain. eat up, buddy. you'll get it this time. yeah ok not too quick don't let go until i say so. i got you... start strong with the lasting energy of 100% you're doing it! whole grain quaker oats. and off you go.
9:19 am
that song, "the boy is mine," the duet from brandy and monica, off the album, "never say never." you can hear the multi-platinum recording artist on a new album,
9:20 am
"a classic holiday." brandy, welcome back. always love when you visit us. >> i love it here. thank you for having me. >> thank you. "one voice" is a song you have a good relationship with. >> it was a song i recorded when i was about 17. it's on the "never say never" album. i felt it was one of those sole judge -- songs that gets lost in the shuffle on an album. i felt the holiday album was the perfect place to put it and for people to hear. >> what else is on the cd? >> alicia keys. really great artists on there. i think it's inspirational, and people can really get into the holiday spirit. >> especially this holiday, we need it. >> do you have a classic you love to sing every year? >> i love "santa baby." "silent night," as well. >> there's a span. >> hitting all the right notes there. you've had an incredible year. broadway, film. the show. how do you keep this going, and how do you describe your year?
9:21 am
>> i think my year has been magical, honestly. all my dreams are coming true with broadway and the new show "zoe ever after," which premieres in january. i'm excited about it. i love sitcoms and it's a sitcom. it's exciting. it's been a phenomenal time for me. >> we want more brandy all the time. visit us again real soon. >> definitely. still ahead, ♪ ♪ just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip and a bark away. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. this week, save 30 percent on photo gifts.
9:22 am
if you struggle you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. it's a once-daily pill that works around the clock. here's how: the kidneys allow sugar to be absorbed back into the body. invokana® reduces the amount of sugar allowed back in and sends some sugar out through the process of urination. and while it's not for weight loss, it may help you lose weight. invokana® can cause important side effects, including dehydration, which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak especially when you stand up.
9:23 am
other side effects may include kidney problems, genital yeast infections urinary tract infections, changes in urination, high potassium in the blood, or increases in cholesterol. do not take invokana® if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis. stop taking and call your doctor right away if you experience symptoms such as rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing or swallowing. tell your doctor about any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and if you have kidney or liver problems. using invokana® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may increase risk of low blood sugar. it's time. lower your blood sugar with invokana®. imagine loving your numbers. there's only one invokana®. ask your doctor about it by name. before it was honey in these honey nut cheerios,
9:24 am
it was honey being collected. and honey getting made. and honey that was just beginning. does your mouth often feel dry? multiple medications, a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene, available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel. biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. remember, while your medication is doing you good, a dry mouth isn't. biotene, for people who suffer from a dry mouth. still ahead, we have actor, dancer, comedian and broadway star, wayne brady, showing off the boots. can't wait. plus, jason schwartzman is
9:25 am
here with the season's finalest swe -- finest sweater. is t grilled chicken and bush's baked beans. >>they're totally eating their vegetables. i know. it's awesome. >>boo-yah. blow it up. bush's baked beans. the veggie kids love. no worries. to age faster than other skin. now, there's new chapstick® total hydration. its 100% natural, age defying formula
9:26 am
is clinically proven to provide healthier, more youthful looking lips. chapstick® put your lips first® it is just before 9:30. we have breaking news in philadelphia, kensington section. a live picture from sky force 10 of a car accident where a police officer was hurt. this sat allegheny and jasper. you can see the police car there collided with another vehicle and crashed into that pole at that intersection. we don't have any information yet on the extent of the officer's injuries. we're gathering information. we're making phone calls and have that four at nbc10.com and nbc 10 news app. let's get our first alert forecast from bill henley. >> chilly, gusty wind blowing. some clouds moving through the pocono mountains. those clouds will clear out for sunshine but never feel warm today.
9:27 am
the winds are strong. we've seen 30 mile-per-hour wind gusts in wilmington. dover gusting to 37 miles per hour right now. approaching the coldest part of the morning for today at least. 46 degrees right now in philadelphia. low 40s for roxborough and south philadelphia. so we'll see sunshine but stay chilly with temperatures near 50 and gusty winds this afternoon. >> all right, thank you bill. new from overnight a firefighter was treated for minor injury while battling this row home fire in north philadelphia. fire spread throughout the home on north marshal street. this happened just before 11:30 last night. everyone made it out of the house safely. police are fwating a tire theft at a car dealership. someone stole tires right off of two suburbans that were parked in the gordon chevrolet lot along roosevelt boulevard. security camera video shows a suspect removing the tires. i'm vai sikahema, we'll have another update in 25 minutes.
9:28 am
you can get news and weather with the news 10 app. we'll see you in half an hour. [gus singing] ♪ dashing through the snow ♪ careful on the ice ♪ keep scratchin', cousin joe. ♪ [cousin joe singing] ♪ oh gus, you're much too nice! [gus singing] ♪ a gift for uncle dave, and 1 for auntie jane ♪ ♪ mom and dad and grandpa zack all get a scratching game ♪ [everyone singing] ♪ oh, instant games! ♪ instant games! instant games for me! ♪ ♪ 6 new holiday instant games from the p.a. lottery ♪ keep on scratchin'!
9:29 am
9:30 am
taking a look at the headlines. officials in southern california are trying to find a motive for wednesday's shooting rampage? san bernardino, california. officials are not rules out terrorism. the suspects, a husband and wife, were killed in a gun battle with police. they left a 6 month old with her grandmother hours before the rampage at a holiday event for county health workers. the house passed a bill to replace a no chield left behind education law. it leaves in place the math and reading test criticized by educators and parents, but would restore the power of individual states to decide how test grades will be used in assessing teachers and schools. the measure would end federal
9:31 am
efforts to promote academic standards such as common core. a new study suggesting when it comes to medical procedures, your mood matters. researchers at emery university studied the emotions of hundreds of patients before they underwent a procedure, such as angioplasty. they found patients who were nervous or irritable had almost twice the risk of complication, such as high blood pressure or bleeding after the procedure, compared to those who had a positive outlook about their procedures. orlando, florida, will be home to the world's tallest roller coasters. zoning approval has been granted for the $500 million sky plex orlando project. the developer can begin construction on the 570 foot skyscraper coaster and surrounding entertaining complex, scheduled to open in 2018. it'll be a lot of fun. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> you and i have a different idea of fun. >> it's fun, al.
9:32 am
sign me up. >> we'll see. we're looking at snow make its way through northern new england today. a lot of wet weather beginning in south and central florida. icy, snowy conditions in the northwest. windy and wet in northern california it a lot of rain coming. the good news is, good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. gusty wind blowing is going to keep us cooler through the day. we'll see sunshine, afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. look at the wind gusting to 30 miles per hour. wind dies down tonight. colder morning tomorrow down 36. but in the afternoon a warming trend begins for friday. little bit warmer on saturday but look at sunday after a cold morning 57 degrees. next round of rain due in tuesday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much.
9:33 am
j jason schwartzman's resume reads as a list of the coolest television shows and movies. "ru "rushmore" and "the grand budapest hotel." >> next, "a very murray christmas." good to see you. i love that you brought a gift for us. >> thanks for having me. >> you came bearing gifts. >> yeah. >> tell me about this sweater. >> i'm in this christmas special called "a very murray christmas," starring bill murray. to celebrate it, we got some sweaters made with bill on them. i mean -- >> this is a collector's edition. only four in the world. >> there are only four, yeah. bill has the other one. >> ebay. >> i mean, i don't know about you, but i would wear a sweater with bill's face on it. >> absolutely. >> every season. doesn't need to be the winter. >> light summer sweat even.
9:34 am
>> yeah. >> subtlety of the branding on the back. >> netflix. >> football jersey on the back. >> tell us about the show. the cast is incredible. you're there, bill murray. what can we expect when we download it? >> it's a christmas special. basically, bill is supposed to give a christmas special in the show. because of a weather storm, all his guests have to cancel. he's alone in this hotel and stuck in it. that's when our show kind of unfolds. a bunch of guests come in to join him. chris rock is -- gets stuck in the hotel and ends up singing a song. there's a bunch of people. >> rashida jones. >> maya rudolph. michael cera. there's a few i can't say. miley s miley cyrus, george clooney. >> i love how you dropped george clooney. >> he was like tenth on your list. >> i can't go three, it'll seem
9:35 am
obvious. thank you for catching that. it's a musical. it's full of musical numbers. bill, he can sing beautifulfuly. what can't he do? >> the bill murray the guy that say, i'm doing a project and you say, what time should i be there? you have a good relationship with him. >> we've worked together many times. i mean, the truth be told, i'm still blown away every time i see him. >> are you nervous when you see him? >> yeah, kind of. he's the nicest guy in the world. it's just me being -- he's a legend to me. even when he says my name, he'll say, oh, this is jason. if he introduces me. i just -- he just said my name. he knows me. he remembered. he remembered me. it's amazing. >> he remember ms me. >> the effect he has on probably everybody is the effect that, you know -- it doesn't ever wear off, the bill murray power. >> before you go, what's your definition of an awesome holiday party, including, of course,
9:36 am
bill murray being the guest? outside of that. >> definitiafinition of an awes holiday party? yeah. >> we said there'd be trick questions. >> if family and friends can be together, that's the ultimate thing that makes a party good. when you don't have to feel like the pressure to -- you can just be yourself. the holidays are really about bringing people close. this show, for instance, it's about making people come together and, hopefully, you can sing along and get into it. that's what a christmas special should do. that's what the holidays should do. >> you can come any time here and be yourself. >> really? >> yes. >> we don't lie, jason. >> i don't think you do. >> we love gifts. >> we love the christmas gift. >> truly is yours. >> thank you. >> happy birthday to your sweet daughter tomorrow. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. >> "a very murray christmas
9:37 am
streams on netflix tomorrow. up next, wayne brady kicks up his heels in these boots. what ♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go, ♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go,♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go,♪ for every step, every stride, every start, begin strong with the lasting energy of 100% whole grain quaker oats... and off you go. you want i fix this mess? a mess? i don't think -- what's that? snapshot from progressive. plug it in, and you can save on car insurance based on your good driving. you sell to me? no, it's free. you want to try? i try this if you try... not this.
9:38 am
okay. da! padvil pm gives you the healingu at nsleep you need, it. helping you fall asleep and stay asleep so your body can heal as you rest. advil pm. for a healing night's sleep.
9:39 am
you know the love you feel for olive garden's fresh baked breadsticks? well multiply that by a million. new breadstick sandwiches, part of olive garden's lunch duos starting at $6.99. new breadsand let roombas, jufrom irobot®an help with your everyday messes. roomba navigates your entire home cleaning up pet hair and debris for up to 2 hours. which means your floors are always clean. you and roomba from irobot® better together™.
9:40 am
take 25% off nike apparel, shoes and accessories for the whole family! but hurry - kohl's 25% off nike sale is this week only! kohl's. ♪ ♪ you may not even think about the energy that lights up your world. but we do. we're exxonmobil. and the cleaner-burning natural gas we produce generates more of our electricity than ever before...
9:41 am
...helping dramatically reduce america's emissions. because turning on the lights, isn't as simple as just flipping a switch. energy lives here. emmy award winning entertainer wayne brady is what snow business types call a triple threat. actor, singer, dancer. wowed us on "who's line is it anyway," and has been hosting the game show "let's make a deal" since 2009. he also makes hats. >> that's right. fantastic guy. guess what? now, he's showing off not that skill but others. broadway playing l ining lola i
9:42 am
boots." good morning. >> before we go any further, yes, i'm here for "kinky boots." i have my own hat line. i'd love to give this to you. this is a brand-new hat, just got it today. >> it fits. oh, man! >> wow. >> al was just named the hat wearer of the year. >> according to the head wear association of america. >> you beat out rihanna. >> i won. >> where does wayne rank? >> we're not here to talk about hats. >> it's fantastic. >> this is a question no, ma'ph. i love this show, and you in it makes it that much more fun, too. >> i have to say, i think i'm killing it. not to pat myself on the back --
9:43 am
>> killing your feet in the heels? >> billy porter, bless you. to step into the role of lola is, for me, the role of a lifetime. even in the promo, comedian wayne brady. i don't consider myself a comedian. i'm an actor who does improv. basically, i'm a hustler. you do everything you can do to get in there. i learned as a youth, learning to perform, sing, dance, act, comedy, instruments, whatever you can do to get the gig. this job is the perfect confluence of all of those things, and it lets me just be. lola has given me this new life. >> how hard was it to learn to walk and dance in the boots? >> i just got to be point where i don't feel like i'm going to fall over and break everybody's legs. >> everybody's, not just yours? >> not just my legs. timber! the cast is so amazing. big shotoutout to andy.
9:44 am
everybody is loving. angels, these big, brawny men dressed in drag and killing it. it's the role of a lifetime. >> the way you look as a drag queen, you say it's a cross between -- >> well, i think i look a little bit like michelle obama, which is not a slam to her. i think she is gorgeous. i've heard that other people have said that i look like her. i also look like my mother. >> you have great arms like the firstlady. >> do you do leg exercises? >> i do now. >> the dancing on broadway. do you have any special cream to make them -- >> we've gone a little too far. wayne brady, thank you so much. "kinky boots." where can they get your hats? >> at wayne brady world.com. >> wayne brady, thank you
9:45 am
theand the kids always eat sky their vegetables.e. because the salad there is always served with the original hidden valley ranch.
9:46 am
i guethought to the acidity much in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make.
9:47 am
i work for the dogs twenty-four seven. these are my dogs dusty and cooper. i am the butler. these dogs shed like crazy. it's like being inside of a snow globe. it takes an awful lot of time to keep the house clean. i don't know what to do. (doorbell) what's this? swiffer sweeper and dusters. this is nice and easy boys. it really sticks to it. it fits in all the tight spaces. this is really great. does that look familiar to you? i'm no longer the butler, i am just one of the guys. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax.
9:48 am
theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm do it... take the nature's bounty hair, skin and nails challenge. if your hair, skin and nails don't look more beautiful, we'll give you your money back. i did it... and i feel beautiful. visit naturesbounty.com for details. just fifteen minutes and a little imagination are all you need to make holiday magic. (microwave) ding! chex party mix. it's what the holidays are made of. ♪ just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something.
9:49 am
walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip and a bark away. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. this week, save 30 percent on photo gifts. we're in the homestretch of our 16 to 16 series, where we've challenged three view skpeers au at home to get healthy by 2016. our team lost more than 55 pounds. now comes the hard part, the holiday parties. you bauer, our good friend, will show us how to burn off the extra calories. ken couldn't be here, so natalie joined them. >> mary jean, in the last two weeks, is down another four pounds for a total of 29.5 pounds. >> awesome. >> amazing. >> that's with thanksgiving.
9:50 am
>> rochelle another east four pounds for a total of 23 pounds. >> during thanksgiving, how did you pull this off? >> they're amazing. >> ken is not here. he stayed the same but he's down a total of 25 pounds. >> nicely done, everyone. let's get to your quiz, joy. >> question one, in order to burn off five bigs in a blankets, how many minutes of aggressive yard work, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, how much would you do to buy 300 calories. a, 90 minutes. b, 60 minutes. >> 60. >> i'd say, 60. >> i'm going, 90. >> 90. >> the answer is 60 minutes. you have to increase the speed on your treadmill. >> number two, how many miles would you have to run in order to burn off a typical holiday plate at a buffet with primed rib, mashed potatoes and gray
9:51 am
ce -- gravey. 8 miles or 14? >> 8. speed it up. how long do you have to aggressively holiday stop at the mall to burn off the calories of a piece of pie. 640 calories. two hours or, b, 150 minutes, two and a half hours? >> a. >> i've gotten every answer wrong. i'll say, a. >> four hours. >> a! you all got it. number four, to burn off the calories in four small holiday cookies, you'll boogie down to how many songs. is it, a, ten songs? b, eight songs? >> b. >> last question.
9:52 am
>> ten songs. >> ten songs. >> the answer is b, eight. >> we'll run. >> come on, go for a job. >> mary jean wins the game. keep up the good work. thank you very much. >> nicely done, ladies. >> we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. puffs knows winter... ...is hard on your nose there's the endless runny noses. the sneezes that just won't quit
9:53 am
and of course, the biting cold of snow day play. that's why puffs is soft. puffs plus lotion tissues... ...are gentle on skin. they help soothe irritation by locking in moisture better. so you can get out and enjoy winter a nose in need deserves puffs indeed. for softness that fits anywhere, try puffs softpack.
9:54 am
this year, the direct marketing company initials is donating more than $80,000 gift to our toy drive. the executive director is here with her kids. you have awesome gifts to donate. tell me about your donations. >> we absolutely do. weav we're so honored to be back for the third year. personalized is what we do. this year, tote bags, purses, organizers, all types of products. >> why is it important to be part of our toy drive, as you
9:55 am
mentioned multiple times, many years. >> absolutely. we believe that god has blessed our family on business so much, that it is such a beautiful opportunity for us to come back and give and bless others. >> did your coach your children to stand in place like this? did mom coach you to stand here? >> no. >> hold it properly. >> no, ma'am. >> how does it feel to give someone else a gift around the holidays? >> it's great. since we're blessed, we like to be a blessing to others. >> great. this is beautiful. merry christmas? >> merry christmas. >> your kids are beautiful. all the folks at initials, thank you so much. you have until tuesday, december 22nd, to donate. check today.com for the details. kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather. thank you, guys. >> thank you.
9:56 am
it is just about 10:00 a.m. and we have an update on breaking news we followed this morning. a police officer and another person are both in the hospital right now, following this crash in kensington. authorities say a police officer was responding to a chase when another car made a u-turn at allegheny and jasper and hit the officer's vehicle. the person in that other car has minor back pain. we don't have any word yet if the officer's injuries are serious. we'll have updates four and continue follow this on nbc 10,
9:57 am
nbc10.com. >> a windy and chilly day, live view from south philly. look at that. camera is shaking in the gusty winds, which are gusting to around 30 miles per hour in the city. that's keeping the chill with us this morning, 46 degrees in philadelphia at the airport but roxborough in south philadelphia still holding at 42 degrees and going to be a slow climb to near 50 degrees this afternoon. >> thank you very much, bill. happening right now more than 100 business leaders are discussing the economic impact of septa's proposed real line expansion. the king of prussia. it would branch off into king of prussia and valley forge. there's job growth, shorter commute times and reduced congestion around the king of prussia mall. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. we'll send you back to the
9:58 am
"today" show. have a great day and we'll see you in a half hour.
9:59 am
10:00 am
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a at rockefeller plaza. >> geniuses at work. ♪ >> beautiful, huh, beautiful. >> it's the third day of december. the day after the 83rd annual rockefeller tree lighting. you are listening to the sounds of the young people's chorus. so beautiful. new york city. i love that song. the group opened the tree lighting show last night. i don't know if that was originally planned to be the opening but in light the carnage yesterday it seemed so right,

316 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on