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weekend. >> you can get updates with the news app. >> good morning. signs of terrorism, growing evidence the couple behind the rampage in san bernardino had become radicalized. the attackers in communication with jihadist sympathizers leading up to the shooting. this morning the brother-in-law of the shooter speaking out. >> you left that behind. what did you achieve? >> as the community comes together to remember the victims. fear and lotting on wall street, the dow dropped sharply amid concerns the fed is about to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. is that a foredpoen conclusion? >> dead at 48. rock star scott weiland the former lead singer of stone temple pilots found dead on his
tour bus overnight. motown miracle green bay packers stun the detroit lions with a hail mary on the game's final play. the epic ending earning a place in history on "today," friday, december 4th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. they are calling that football play the motown miracle, people in the motor city not waking up feeling that way. >> there's a reason they do those hail mary passes because sometimes they work. >> every once in a while. if you were sleeping we'll show you. >> we'll begin with our top story. the shooting rampage in san
bernardino, california and officials trying to answer the question why was this terrorism? this morning investigators are following the trail of clues left behind by the attackers. but there's no clear motive. we have complete coverage with beginning with craig melvin. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement officials here on the ground tell me that they are looking very closely at this couple's digital footprint, including cell phone communications. thursday night law enforcement officials revealed that the couple had amassed nothing short of an arsenal, 6,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs in the garage, materials to make more bombs. there are two central questions in this investigation right now. had this couple become radicalized, and were they planning more attacks? >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: one of the first officers to arrive, san bernardino police lieutenant thursday night describing the horror of the mass shooting for
the first time. >> it was extremely loud. the fire alarms were going off. there were people who were obviously injured and obviously in great amount of pain and that was evident in the moments and the wails we heard. >> reporter: a speed for which he said no amount of training could prepare him. >> it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead. and the sheer panic on the face of those individuals that were still in need and needing to be safe. >> reporter: shortly after the assault police say colleagues of syed rizwan farook identified him to authorities. >> a male left out of the blue and then 20 minutes later shooting occurred. >> reporter: over night farook's brother-in-law said he never saw any hints of violence. >> he was a good religious
person, yes just like normal anybody would be. but nothing, nothing that i can see that he could do that. >> nothing that would fit the term radicalized as we've heard? >> no, not that i can take. not the person i know. he not radical. >> reporter: farhan khan saw farook a week ago. drank tea and talked about every day things like work and trying to lose weight. >> it's always going to be a question why he did something like that. a normal person living with my family, why would he do something like that? did somebody brainwash him? something snap him? did he have a fight at work? i'm waiting to hear like what really happened. >> reporter: khan described farook as private and didn't know his wife very well but the couple seemed to be happy and
loved their baby girl. >> you left your 6-month-old daughter, you know, in this life. some people cannot have kids. god give you a gift of a daughter. and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law? >>y, absolutely. very angry. very upsent a angry. >> and for leaving his daughter? >> yeah. every few hours that makes me angry. >> reporter: and this morning we are learning new details about possible terrorist ties, including fact that farook had been in contact with people of interest the u.s. authorities here in the los angeles area and overseas. we can also tell you some of the evidence from here in san bernardino has already been flown back to washington, d.c.
for expert experiod indicted analysis we're told. >> craig melvin at the scene. >> let's talk more about those possible ties to terrorism and bring in nbc justice correspondent pete williams. pete, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, investigators hit something of a bump in the road as they try to figure out what motivate these couple. phone and computer left behind were intentionally damaged. inside this house used by syed rizwan farook and his wife in redland near san bernardino investigators say they found some electronic footprints indicating that farook was in touch by phone and social media with people in the u.s. and overseas who showed an interest in radical jihad. but officials say farook and his wife tried to cover their electronic tracks just before the shooting, erasing emails and destroying computer hard drives and cell phones. u.s. officials are also looking at farook's overseas travel, twice to saudi arabia, where he met his wife, and to pakistan where she comes from.
but from the president on down officials insist they have yet to know what toledo the shooting. >> it is possible that this was terrorist related. but we don't know. it's also possible that this was workplace related. >> reporter: investigators say the couple clearly prepared well in advance stockpiling a dozen pipe bombs in that house and ammunition in addition to 1600 rounds of ammunition that the couple had in their suv car. that's roughly $1600 in ammunition. guns cost $1500. an explosive device left behind by farook and his wife at the shooting scene, three pipe bombs tied together with a remote control detonator. inside the couple shot up suv say was the remote alcohol itsei -- control. that same design was used by the
tsarnaev brothers in the boston marathon bombing. investigators are looking whether that same design was available some place else. >> at this point we do not have information, i do want to stress, we do not have information about what influenced either of these two individuals. >> reporter: investigators are also looking at whether farook and his wife had help getting those guns and explosives but so far officials say there's no sign that anyone else knew what they were up to. >> pete, it's understandable people want to label this. when it comes to the word terrorism you hear a lot of people using it yet a lot of luchlt officials and government officials are reluctant to use it. why? >> reporter: well, first of all, they have to know what the couple was up to. in other words, what did they want to do here before they can label it? . people can call it tichl if he want but for the fbi there's a strict definition an act dangerous to human life intended to intimidate or coerce the
civilian population or influence government policy. it may seem odd but under federal law for this requirement just going out and shooting a bunch of people doesn't make it an act of terrorism no matter what the person's own views may be. >> important distinction. pete, thank you as always. the director of the national counterterrorism center. michael, good morning to you. we just learned that the word terrorism is a term of art legally. but let's just talk about facts of the case as we understand them right now. everyone is being very careful. but if you were to line up on a scale all the facts that were indicative of a terrorist motivated attack and those that looked like a workplace grievance wouldn't you have more facts to suggest terrorism than your typical disgruntled workplace violence? >> you do. you have contacts of people of concern. you have one of the ieds which
links back to a terrorist organization potentially. so you have a lot of indicators there. as pete said ultimately it's about what was in the individual's minds and what their motive was. but at least for now it's leading in that direction. the president was right that often these things, these motives mix together and deadly combination. you can be motivated by radical thoughts but target individuals because you felt alienated, you felt disenfranchised. >> some of the circumstantial evidence, this idea that you are committed enough to creating carnage that you drove off your 6-month-old daughter with a relative under false pretense. it seems hard for anybody to get their arms around. >> you're exactly right. that's what makes this case so hard for law enforcement officials. because it doesn't make sense. the profile of these two individuals is so different from so many that have been
radicalized so you start to think there's some other motivation there. at the same time you have conflicting indicators like the explosives devices. that mix is not only hard to under after the fact kts it also makes it that much harder for people to detect these sorts of terrorist or workplace violence events before the event. >> isn't the woman the key here, michael? if you're analyzing these facts what woman leaves a 6-month-old baby to go help you rectify your workplace grievance? >> i can't begin to understand what is going on in her mind but it's extremely rare in terrorist circles and radicalization to see two individuals who are married go out and do this together. we've seen examples of black widows, women becoming radicalized when their husbands are killed. but to go out there and do this together is an outliar.
i think that's what left many in the counterterrorism community very, very concerned but still scratching their head. >> and that something happened at this holiday party -- isn't it more likely he went to that party to case the room, find out where the entrances were and the exits were, see if there was visible security, find out where that room was in proximity to the parking lot so they could get out of there? >> i think there's absolutely no doubt that there was significant planning before the fact. there's no way that you gather these weapons, that you have this coordinated plan with the wife, that you have this improviced explosive device you bring in with a remote control all of that indicates a degree of planning and destruction of the social media indicates a degree of plan. that point, again, towards long term thought about this. it was very well hidden and the real potential for radicalization. >> michael as always thanks very much. >> to hear the investigators say they have a whole section of their house dedicated to bomb
making. >> why do you wipe your computer, what are you trying to erase emails and contacts. >> those are questions that investigators are looking at. front and center this whole story on the campaign trail. it's intensifying an already heated debate among candidates and voters over terrorism and gun control. hallie jackson is following that piece of the story for us. >> reporter: as this conversation happens particularly about national security, many of the presidential candidates are not hesitating to call this shooting terrorism. part of the political fallout after san bernardino. >> it's becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of terrorism. >> reporter: for hick a rare consensus with some republican rivals with more and more information coming out about the san bernardino shooter. for some the rhetoric rising. >> it seems every time there's a tragedy my poll numbers go up. they want strength. we have weak people.
we have ineffective people. >> radical islamic terrorism and i'll tell you what. we have a president that refuses to use the term. he refuses to say it. there's something going on with him that we don't know about. >> reporter: donald trump far from the only republican making an early link to islam and terror. >> all of us are deeply concerned that this is another manifestation of terrorism. radical islamic terrorism here at home. >> we need to come to grips with the idea that we are in the midst of the next world war. >> reporter: as gop candidates talk terrorism. >> i'm convinced it was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: democrats demand more gun control. >> we can't go on with losing the 90 people a day to gun violence. >> reporter: republicans pouncing. >> you think shooting in california is about gun control? then you don't understand what's
going on in the world. >> reporter: graham's comments coming at a forum of jewish constituents. trump the front-runner booed for his response to whether jerusalem should be the capital ofs israel. >> i want to wait until i immediate with b.b. i'm leaving for israel in a very short time. >> reporter: ben carson again seemed to struggle on foreign policy raising eyebrows with his mispronunciation of the extremist group hamas. >> the slit is fatah and hamas. they operate in a constant state of conflict. >> reporter: carson eventually corrected himself. foreign policy and national security increasingly important topics now in this presidential race. while the shooting has pushed gun control into the spotlight many republicans are doubling down on their positions on the campaign trail. ted cruz, for example will go forward with second amendment event at a gun range today in
iowa. we have a story that was breaking overnight. 16 people were killed, several others injured during a fire bomb attack on a nightclub in cairo. police are still looking for two young men who carried this out. >> this happened during a dispute between the nice club staff and the men after denied entrance. they threw molotov cocktails into the club. sad news from the music world. scott weiland from stone temple pilot died at age 48. ♪ >> a lot of people remember that voice. he died in his sleep in minnesota. he was on tour with his new band. the cause of death has not been determined. he rose to fame in the '90s with a pair of hit albums with the stone temple pilots. he long suffered from stauns abuse issues.
he's survived by his wife and two children from a previous marriage. >> a major shift when it comes to women in combat announced by the pentagon on thursday. defense secretary ash carter has ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women. >> this new policy will go into effect next month. carter said the military can't afford to exclude half of the military from jobs. and then this one if you didn't stay up late last night you missed an unbelievable finish for the packers-lions game. let's start what should have been the last play of the game, the packers were down by two. quarterback aaron rodgers was tackled, but the lions were flagged for facemask. that gave green bay one final play. here's what happened. >> rodgers, in trouble. going to get there. he turned 32 yesterday. does he have a moment? in the end zone. for the win!
>> 61 yards. caught by richard rodgers, yes rodgers to rodgers and they were celebrating on the field but not in the stands. that was in detroit, folks. crazy finish to that game. 27-23. >> i don't have a dog in that fight but i love a great hail mary pass. >> i was watching "the wiz." >> what's happening in the weather? >> a lot of wet weather. we're looking at heavy rain down in florida, already in the last two days they picked up more rain than they will get for the month of december and january and just continues today. more heavy rain, normal rainfall december, two inches. since midnight this morning 2.5 inches and more is coming. we got this stationary front.
it is slowly sagging to the south. another five to eight inches of rain possible. through the weekend. for miami. that would bring them a total that equals or betters what they would get for the entire winter. we're looking at flood watches into saturday morning and locally three inches or more in some areas. we'll get t so what's your news? i got a job! i'll be programming at ge. oh i got a job too, at zazzies. (friends gasp) the app where you put fruit hats on animals? i love that! guys, i'll be writing code that helps machines communicate. (interrupting) i just zazzied you. (phone vibrates) look at it! (friends giggle) i can do dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs... you name it. i'm going to transform the way the world works. (proudly) i programmed that hat. and i can do casaba melons. i'll be helping turbines power cities. i put a turbine on a cat. (friends ooh and ahh) i can make hospitals run more efficiently... this isn't a competition! good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. starting off with clouds but they are not going to last all day.
we'll see clearing sky, mostly sunny and afternoon temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s. a little warmer than yesterday. it's a warming trend that continues over the weekend. after some cold mornings. 33 saturday morning, 53 in the afternoon. right at the freezing mark sunday morning, but a warm-up to 57 and temperatures will stay in the 50s for most of next week. have a great day. that's your latest weather. coming up, with interest rate hikes looming what you should be doing right now to maximize your money. jim cramer will be here. he has five things we need to know. >> also a father of six, a mother who fled violence in the middle east what we're learning about the victims of the san bernardino rampage. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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southbound, you can see it here right near the pennsylvania turnpike. it's slowing traffic a little bit around it because it's taking out the shoulder and the right-hand lane. this is a tow truck. it's been out there about 25 minutes. i'll let you know when it clears. then in new jersey, in burlington city there is a crash screen on 130 northbound near tyler street. >> crews are battling a fire in norwood, delaware county. you can see the flames and the smoke. sky force 10 flew over the scene a short time ago. at least one person was hurt in this fire on chester pike. no word an their condition. we'll keep an eye on this and bring you details as we get it. another update in 25 minutes. and you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc app. now back to the "today" show.
♪ 7:30 on this friday morning, sits 4th of december, 2015. look at that pretty tree. folks are gathered out in rockefeller plaza. good morning. >> look at the people skating. i always say we should take advantage of the rink and we never do it. maybe i say it privately. i'm not sure. i think it looks good. we never do it. anyway. >> we should go caroling. >> let's go to the moon. >> anyway, let's turn the corner here and take a look at some of
the stories making headlines. a new national poll by cnn puts donald trump increasing his lead among likely republican voters. up to 36%. ted cruz is in second, a full 20 points behind at 16% followed by ben carson and marco rubio. >> new york city requiring chain restaurants to put warning labels next to high skaalt food items. it's heading to court saying the ruling can be misleading. >> thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil in san bernardino to remember the 14 victims who died in wednesday's shooting there. it ended with the reading of the names of those victims. and the singing of "god bless america." >> police are trying to learn as much as they can about the married couple that carried out this attack on a holiday party. stephanie gosk is outside their home in redlands, california.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well they re-opened the street, boarded up the house but we still don't know much what was happening behind closed door. we don't even have a picture of tashfeen the malik, the wife and there's questions about their relationship, how they met online and how she made to it the united states. syed rizwan farook and his wife tashfeen malik died in a bullet riddled suv in a blaze of gunfire. but this morning authorities are interested in how they lived. >> he was just a colleague. >> reporter: to many a quiet unassuming couple with a 6-month-old baby living on a tree-lined street driving a four door sedan. born in chicago and a graduate at cal state, farook made $70,000 a year as a county health expert. colleagues say he stayed pretty much to himself.
>> i have never seen him disagree with anybody. >> reporter: five years ago farook was a young man looking for love through online dating sites describing himself from being a sunni family ifg in the u.s. under acceptable nationality. on the arab lounge site he said he was looking for a girl who has the same outlook. he found pakistani born tashfeen malik. two years ago they got married. returning home they held a reception center at the islamic senator of riverside. >> he was quiet, calm and decent and very peaceful person. >> reporter: with a child on the way like many couples they signed up on target's baby registry hoping for a car seat, diapers. but even at the mosque where he most recently worshipped, tashfeen was a mystery. >> did he describe her at all what she was like? >> no. i only saw her twice in my life
she was always covered with a vail. >> reporter: overnight farook's brother-in-law described them as a happy couple to lester holt. >> did they seem good for each other? >> yeah. yeah. they were close to each other. i mean they were always together. >> reporter: leaving the question why on wednesday morning they would drop-off their daughter at his mother's house and according to authorities go on a murder spree killing 14 people and murder 21. >> what would make somebody what seems to be a happy life, happy marriage, good job, what would make that person snap. >> reporter: state department says that tashfeen malik was given a fiancee visa. they are calling to re-evaluate. she would have had to go through an extensive counterterrorism screening. >> stephanie gosk, thank you. >> all 14 victims have been
identified. 12 of the 14 worked with the county along with syed rizwan farook. >> good morning. as the community of san bernardino begins the slow process of starting to heal the pain felt by the victims' families is accentuated by the fact that many of them knew and worked with one of the shooters. ♪ late thursday candlelights of hope for the community of san bernardino. ♪ arlan is the husband of benita who was killed. she was a christian and escaped islamic extremism. >> she came to have a better life. unfortunately, it was taken way from her. >> reporter: her death wednesday a bitter irony. she leaves behind children ages 10, 12 and 15. daniel kaufman ran the coffee shop in building three at inland
regional. this was the moment his partner of three years, ryan reyes found out. this woman was an intelligent woman and loved by all. the family of robert adams, he was a loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names, michael, age 37. health inspector and father of six. damien, a recent employee at san bernardino county who coached pefrmt and played santa in his spare time. shannon johnson, harry bowman, jennifer said her husband worked with sayed. >> i feel he was march tityred
he's in a better place and my faith is keeping me strong. >> reporter: 21 others were wounded. for those families the trauma is twinged with a sense of relief. >> i didn't get the phone call that the other families got. >> reporter: lisa stevens 22-year-old daughter jennifer was shot in the stomach but her recovery will be more than just physical. >> she said of i've never seen a gun before. >> reporter: carlos ortiz' son was shot five times. >> initial phone call you get your son calls you and tells you he loves you. >> reporter: 14 daddy, 21 wounded, and countless victims trying to make sense of what's next. >> san bernardino, we may be down, but we're not out. god bless san bernardino. >> so sad, and we're just seeing and hearing these names week
after week it seems and yet another senseless tragedy. >> that's the piece we wanted to do for the past two days but obviously they waited until the name of the victim. but we spent so much time talking about the killers and not enough time remembering the lives. >> let's get a check of the weather by al. >> today's weather is brought to you by jared, the gallery of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that will take her breath away. >> we're taking a look at the pacific northwest. this was yesterday's storm. a weak system bringing in showers now. we got another potent storm offshore that's going to come in this weekend and going to cause some big problems. what we're looking at for today basically scattered showers, some mountain snows, but we could be seeing four to eight inches of snow in cascades and mountains of idaho. then late saturday this next system comes in, heavy rain, wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. and we're talking, i mean tons
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last night it was the wiz live. when are we going skating, carson? >> let got it. let's do that. let's bring a camera. millions of americans eased on down the road with last night's awesome nbc live production of "the wiz." it was an absolute huge, huge success. going crazy over the costumes, the set, people were trending and talking about it. the cast is getting rave reviews. let's start with tamron hall. "the wiz" cast is phenomenal. music, production, choreography, everything. i don't want this to end. a lot of people had that feeling. "orange is the new black" shocked everybody playing the good witch. dorothy was introduced right
here on the "today" show when they announced it. wow did she steal the show. she was incredible. last night also on twitter, you got pa tina miller writing bravo and right like that a star is born. we'll see more from this young lady. >> david alan grier as the lion, amazing. >> mary j. blige blew it away. >> so good. a lot of new songs. >> the sets were amazing. >> what is wrong with mr. lauer today? >> ice skating, sets, we're talking about a live production. >> it was a family show. there's no one i'd rather... share with. no one i'd rather have dinner and a movie with. no one i'd rather lean on.
good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we're looking at nice weather for early december. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> yeah, it's going to continue for the first weekend of december, this morning there are clouds that are blowing through the area, we are seeing those clear out already. starting to clear with sunshine. the temperatures still chilly. it's 43 degrees in philadelphia. look at the 30s for delaware and south jersey. with sunshine taking over, we'll see afternoon temperatures hitting 50 degrees by 3:00 today. >> thank you, bill. a check on traffic with katy zachry. >> hi, vai. i'm watching route 38 westbound and you can see traffic is reduced to just the far left-hand lane because of construction issue we have here. so this is just above route 70, so it's slow going on route 38 westbound where it meets with
70. in burlington city we still have police on the scene of an earlier crash at 130 northbound at tyler street. >> we have new information on that crash on route 130. police say the crash happened as suspects fled a theft from an auto dealership. police have one suspect in custody, but as katie said they shut down a portion of 130 northbound while they look for the the second suspect. crews remain on the scene for this fire in norwood, delaware county. sky force 10 flew over the scene about an hour ago. you can see flames and smoke as it happened one person was hurt in this fire. and we're working to learn their condition. and what the circumstances are. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. of course you can get the latest news and the weather with the nbc 10 app.
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up,000 avoid that holiday weight gain. the secrets to indulge in your favorite treats and drinks without packing on the pounds. plus texting and walking, the modern phenomenon that has safety experts worried. so do you do it? halftime headliners. we got the details as coldplay makes the cut for 2016 super bowl. "today," friday, december 4th, 2015. >> we got married yesterday. >> we love "today."
>> 8:00 now on a friday morning, 4th day of december, 2015. if there's a prettier view of rockefeller center than this one i'm not sure where it is. we're here -- i don't mean because we're here, we're here in the channel gardens with the beautiful tree behind us lit the other night. a quick moment to say al you and natalie and willie did a great job. what a beautiful tree. >> gorgeous. i got to tell you it was lit just at the right moment. >> no question about it. >> it's in the christmas spirit. >> walking by that tree was difficult. >> actual puppy.
he's surrounded by trees. >> right in front of the tree is the skating rink. let's head inside to natalie morales. >> reporter: the couple behind the mass shooting in california was influenced by jihadist sympathize sympathizers. >> reporter: good morning. families are waking up with broken hearts, mourning the loss of their loved ones. others are lucky their relatives escaped the bloodshed. this as police work around the lock looking for a motive trying to figure out the answer to one question, why? for the first time police releasing pictures of the arsenal used in wednesday's shooting. the high powered assault rifle, the hand guns, the ammunition, that killed 14 and wounded 21. 1600 rounds of bullets discovered inside the vehicle.
28-year-old syed rizwan farook and his 27-year-old wife tashfeen malik were shot and killed. >> when we entered there was fresh gun powder and smell of gun powder in the air. >> reporter: lieutenant mike madden was the first officer on scene. he waited for a team of four before entering the building. >> there were people obviously injured and obviously in great amount of pain and that was evident. in the moments and wails we were hearing in the room. >> reporter: he described the scene as pure chaos. >> it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and unfortunately already dead. ♪ >> reporter: overnight a community prayed for the survivors and mourned for the victims. this morning, the 14 who died now identify, the names and faces giving new meaning and new sadness to the numbers. the attack, investigators say, was calculated. the married couple dropped off
their 6-month-old girl before the rampage, rented their suv days before the attack. 12 explosive devices, tools to build ieds, all discovered by a bomb squad inside the family home. >> the evidence will lead us to the facts. we will go where the evidence takes us. >> reporter: officials say they found indications that farook of communicating with people who showed interest in radical jihad. lester holt sat down with farook's brother-in-law. >> and he was good religious person, yes. just like a normal anybody would be. but nothing, nothing that i can see that he could do that. >> nothing that would fit the term radicalized as we've heard? >> no, not that i can take -- not the person i know. he was not radical. >> reporter: the fbi says their investigation could take months to complete. they may not have a motive for quite some time. >> thanks. i spoke this morning with ryan
reyes whose part he in of three years was killed. ryan was first toledo believe he was wounded by alive and didn't learn the truth until thursday morning nearly a null day late per >> it was very difficult having all that hope just to have it taken away within a few short hours. >> daniel kaufman worked at the coffee shop in the regional center training, developmentally disabled clients for jobs in the outside world. >> just one day after wednesday's tragedy the senate voted on thursday against expanding background checks for private gun sales. the measure would have required checks for gun purchases made online and at gun shows. it was attached to a larger spending bill. the same proposal was rejected in the aftermath of the 2012 shooting.
new cnn poll shows donald trump with a massive lead over his republican rivals in the race for the white house. among republicans and gop leading independents trump now holds a 20-point edge over senator ted cruz, ben carson is third with 14% there followed by marco rubio and jeb bush. some dramatic video has emerged showing the rescue of an iraqi baby and two other refugees from a boat that was sinking off the coast of greece. it was the first joint sea venture between green peace and doctors without borders. everybody else on board the boat was able to make it to land safely to be reunited with family and friends. america's first family switched the light thursday night to light the national christmas tree. >> three, two, one! the ceremony was held in president's park across the street from the white house. and miss piggy joined michele
obama to read "it w'twas the ni before christmas." pretty tree. >> for the second straight day unfortunately we're spending a lot of time this morning talking about a mass shooting. and as i said unfortunately this week is not unique. >> we talked a lot about this amongst ourselves as parents how do you talk to kids about what's going on. today chenelle jones has been thinking about that. >> it's nearly impossible to shield our children. many schools havelock down drills. we went to the experts to find out the right way to discuss it all with your family. >> breaking news right now in san bernardino where police are sponsoreding to a possible act of shooting situation. >> police officers have been shot. their condition we do not know. >> over 1,000 people gathered last night to remember the
victims of thursday's school shooting. >> another shooting in america, another community shattered. >> if the bad guys try to come in we go in specific classroom, my teacher closes the door and locks it. >> now kids are learning about lock downs in case somebody comes in with a gun and that's scary to me. >> these unthinkable acts relayed to the world through terrifying image, creating a ripple of fear. >> makes you think when you are some place is the person next to you safe or are they going to hurt you. kids bring weapons to school and they have metal detectors. if you're in a shopping mall they don't have metal detectors when you walk in. you can be assured you're definitely safe. >> when the stuff of childhood nightmares becomes all too real how do you comfort your kids. >> makes me think about how people can be mean and hurt people around the world.
>> why are they doing it? it's not right. they just shouldn't do it. >> we have to really think about the age, the timing, and what the questions the kids are asking before we just put it all out there. >> if your kids are younger than 5 experts say they are probably too young to discuss it. >> my brother tells me about it. he talks about shootings, killings, hurting. he tells me all that stuff all the time. >> but when kids are old enough to ask, they are ready for a conversation. keep your answers simple. >> the key here is to be mindful not to over talk because you might give too much information which actually scares your kids. follow their lead. >> with teenagers make sure they have all the facts. go online with the home discuss what they see on social media. the most common concern among parents. >> how do i make sure my kids feel safe every day. that's my biggest concern. i don't want my kids now to live
in fear. i don't want my kids to go school and wonder if somebody is going to come within guantanamo. >> you're the person to say you'll hear this stuff is happening. we're doing our best to keep you safe. >> as hard as it may seem experts say be honest don't be afraid to admit you're scared too. >> i don't think that you should keep your children isolated because eventually they will find out about these things and it will make them more sad about hearing them. if they are already exposed to these things happening then they can kind of cope with it more. >> it's clear an important takeaway this morning. if your kids have questions you can't just blow it off. you have to address their concerns. it's interesting, i have 3-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. my son's school sent out a memo after the paris attacks but how to talk to your kids. they talk to kids and parents and then here we go again. >> i think you made a good point. if you think your kids don't
know about it, yours may be a little young. our kids are a little bit older. if one of their friends hear about it they all hear about it. it's important to address and talk about it. >> thank you so much. coming up next, getting in the christmas spirit. we have a better and brighter tree. some nutrition they say will revolutionize the way you string your lights. >> the year's most popular songs in an incredible match up. >> and how to enjoy your holiday treats and snacks without packing on the pounds.
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we're back now 8:15, time for what's trending today. we have an empty chair at the table because savannah will start us off ovwith a debate ov holiday decorations. >> we string our lights on the christmas tree the same way. we coil it around. listen to what one design expert said. take a look. he suggests what you should actually do is hang them vertically not horizontally. so you start at the top. obviously not with the end that has the plug. you weave them into tree. that way the lights -- take a look. that's the end with the plug. >> i know. >> what about the eggnog?
>> you just go like this, i guess. does this look right to you? >> stick it into the branches. >> what's the difference? >> the like gets stuffed in there too much. >> what's the purpose. >> you do that starting at the top and work my way down. >> i like when you push the lights in a little bit because it gives depth to the tree. >> take it up with francesca. he says you see the lights more brightly when they are more to the surface. usually you're like -- >> exactly. >> when i let the rockefeller tree the other night i just went around and around. >> up and down? >> yeah. what do you think? >> i like that idea. >> it looks nice. >> i like it you are bigger than
the tree. >> it's no tinsel. >> it works. >> all right. >> there's one. i think we can all agree on this next one. texting and walk cigarette a bad idea. in a recent poll an orwhelming majority said they call it both annoying and a serious issue. check this out. 74% said actually other people engaging distracted walking, 29% owned up to it themselves saying they yes do it, savannah. and something doesn't add up. the numbers don't work. >> it's funny. i guess people are saying everyone does it. >> i don't do it. >> 100%. >> i do yeah. >> you walk in a public place and text. >> i don't make a habit of it. >> i almost walked into the columns in rockefeller center. >> i did it once and it was almost a disaster. >> i'm eating mimi crow phone a lot more recently.
it's very good. got that technology down pretty good. i'll meet you for a drink in about two hours from now. >> text to anybody. >> here's a question, do you think guys you were thinner when you were sing signal >> yes. >> okay. well, all right you might be the out liar al because new research suggests people who live atloend to be thinner. people who were married or live together, male or female had a higher body mass index. theory was couples who live together are heavier because they are more likely to share meals, cook together, drink together. it's a new science fresh out of the science box. >> i got one while i was texting. >> actually, i said mike when we get married can we let it all go and get fat. and he goes why wait? >> all right. finally. winner in battle of sexes who is
better at assembling ikea furniture? men or women? >> women. we read directions all those the directions are hard. >> few years ago ikea president said women because they take time to read the instruction. one scientist back-checked the claim. their conclusion women do read the instructions more. but men are better at actually assembling the furniture. in a small study of about two people a guy and girl, guys were faster and more accurate and ended up with fewer left over parts. >> what about brute force? >> ikea instructions starts all together, half together. >> then that one wrench. >> wshe enjoys building. >> she's a chef. >> i love figures things out
like that too. >> legos. >> now the big time headline super bowl halftime show and sofia vegar a's beef with ellen. coldplay marks the lease of their seventh album," headful of dreams" and guys will be headlining halftime super bowl show. the show sponsor released this video showing coldplay already preparing for the big gig. they have some critics out there but chris martin says the band is excited, honored and thrilled. >> i'm a huge fan. i'm excited. >> next, sofia vegara back from her honeymoon. one friend that couldn't make the wedding was ellen. >> i'm sorry i couldn't make the wedding. >> you're not really sorry. >> i am. >> why didn't you make a little more effort to go.
it's not like they are holding up the production for you one day. >> i have to do a show every single day. if you had it in town but you did it in florida. >> we would have gone if you would have had it here. >> i would like to bring you your gift bag. >> why didn't you? people had gift bags? >> people that went. >> she went on to say she gave ellen her gift bag to someone in her house. >> finally it is the match up of the year. he took 50 of the biggest songs from adele's "hello" and blended them all together. have a look. ♪
♪ >> they are all layered in there. >> i love it. >> great transition. >> very cool. >> called united states of pop and it's viral and kids are going to like it. >> the kids will like it. >> yeah. >> we did that all year. now can you do it in four minutes. that's your pop stars. >> now mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> ready to warm up? okay. let's do it. el nino, one of the benefits, if you will, is that we are not
looking at anything all that chilly out there. take a look. increasing heat, this big area of high pressure dominating. friday 15 degrees above-normal in fargo. here in new york city two degrees above-normal. saturday it still stays warm boston at 51, 52 in cleveland. minneapolis getting up to 42. nashville 60 degrees and on sunday the heat continues this goes right into monday. good morning. i'm bill henley. starting off with clouds, but they won't last all day. we'll see clearing skies, becoming mostly sunny an afternoon temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s. a little bit warmer than yesterday. it's a warming trend that continues over the weekend after some cold mornings. 33 saturday morning, 53 in the afternoon. right at the freezing mark sunday morning, but you a nice warm-up to 57. and temperatures will stay in the 50s for most of next week.
and that's your latest weather. >> announcer: meals and deals on "today" is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at walmart.com to share wonder every day. well, guys, the holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family. and definitely eat, share some good food. it's even better when you can make your meals on a budget. we asked you for some of your holiday favorites. let's go through a couple of them. sharon writing in prime rib roast for christmas day. mark tweeting my wife makes an insanely good seven layer salad. family favorite. to find occupant how to save money on delicious dishes check out our 30 days of meals and deals, head to todayshow.com/food for more. >> coming up, amanda peet is
here with a brand new children's book. but first your local news and weather. good morning. a little warmer out there today. let's get the forecast with bill henley. >> it will be warmer this afternoon, we have lots of sunshine in philadelphia. still tracking some clouds and snow on the ground. man made oig snow. rest of the area, we're seeing try conditions and temperatures in the 30s and 40s to start with, we're in for a pretty good warm-up today. there is the sunshine. 50 by 1:00. and near 50 at 4:00. let's get a check on traffic and drive times out there. >> we're looking at a very slow go on 76 eastbound really from
city avenue to center city philadelphia, about 33 minutes from the blue route and the v nine. 95, that's a great drive time southbound for this time of morning. and moving in to south jersey, about yoburlington city, an acc scene along route 130 at tyler street. today lawmakers in harrisburg are expected to take a vote on the budget proposal for pennsylvania. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will get a look at the deal that is in the works. the state has gone more than five months now without a budget. and it's a big weekend for temple football. tomorrow at noon the owls are taking on number 17 houston. winner goes on to either the peach or fiesta bowl. another update in 25 minutes. always the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
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comcast business. ♪ 8:30 on a friday morning, december 4th, 2015. check it out. our toy drive rolls on and we have a band of merry makers collecting donations. getting in the holiday spirit. by the way they will be back in our next hour to perform some special holiday music. they are what you call a super group. all kind of musicians getting together to make some beautiful
holiday music. >> making a lot of people happy on the plaza. you know what else is happy on the plaza this morning? hail mary. >> big morning for packers. >> keys to getting happy and staying healthy in the holiday season. 000 indulge without packing on too many pounds. >> plus actress, mom and author, amanda peet is here. we'll chat about her new children's book for the holiday season. >> can we do a little house keeping, little hometown house keeping? congratulations to our senior vice president and executive in charge of "today," and his lovely wife alison welcome in a new baby boy to their family. seven pounds, two ounces. >> our congratulations.
adorable. >> why don't you call imhim el nino. >> put it in the suggestion box. let's get a check of the weather. >> here we are. the weekend outlook here we go. two third of the country going to be spectacular. wet weather down in florida. rip currents there. heavy rain and snow in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunday, we are looking for more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest down to the central california. more rain in florida. rest of the country looking pretty spectacular. that's what's going good morning. i'm bill henley. starting off with clouds, but they won't last all day. we'll see clearing skies, becoming mostly sunny and afternoon temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s. a little bit warmer than yesterday. it's a warming trend that continues over the weekend after some cold mornings. 33 saturday morning, 53 in the afternoon.
right at the freezing mark sunday morning, but a nice warm-up to 57. and temperatures will stay in the 50s for most of next week. we're getting ready for the weekend. got a big crowd. you know what that means for the weekend. it's time for the best night of the weekend, sunday night, sunday "football night in america." that's right. we got a good one coming up, oh, yeah. we'll be at heinz field. that's right we got the colts taking on the steelers. it's going to be clear. it's going to be cold. and a temperature of 44 as you get ready for sunday night "football night in america"! now let's go back in to savannah. >> all right, al thank you so much. now to our ongoing series "today's" hassle free holiday season. eating season is upon us.
it's food and drinks galore. we have some exciting tips to help us get through without putting on massive poundage. good morning. >> good morning. that's what it's all about. not putting on a lot of weight this season. >> you're going to give us some tips in a minute. a lot of us think about holidays i'll gain five pounds, ten pounds. >> most people actually only gain about one pound. however, we can bring out our new year's noise makers just yet because the problem is that people end up losing that. if you don't gain any other weight but you gain that one pound every holiday season that's ten pounds in a decade and that's a big problem. >> it adds up. >> we see all this wine out here. you're going to tell me we shouldn't drink this much. >> if you're a moderate wine drinker which for a woman is seven drinks a week. that's a lot for a lot of people. if during the holiday season
each week those four weeks of the holidays you up that by about four drinks that's going to be 1600 extra calories. that's going to add to that extra pound. >> okay. >> so my tip here is plan the night. you're leaving the party in ten minutes. don't go for that extra drink. start the night with a glass of water or selzer. >> selzer i find helps. >> in a stem blas makes it feel festive. >> this looks like a vegetable. >> so the side appetizers what i want people to do this holiday season is boycott. because four of these spinach cheese things will be 260 calories. you go for some crudet. >> you got to give me something better than celery. >> i'll give you some shrimp. if you just do this one thing
throughout the holiday season, just one thing, you'll have some indulgences. avoid that one pounding weight gain. the veggies will fill you up. >> make a bee line for the pigs in the blanket. >> 290 calories for those. leaner choice of protein is 124 calories. if you are truly hungry during that appetizer time, lean protein will satisfy you. again these fit right into that fried appetizer category we're going boycott. >> and have a little bite of something at home before you go to the party. >> i recommend that. i say ruin your appetite at home. with turkey or hard boiled egg. >> all vegetables are not created equal. >> again go for the cleanest opening. when you sit down for that big
meal people feel i'm filling my plate with vegetables but they are loaded with sugar and fat. >> this spinach is 260 calories versus the sauted spinach at 90 calories. >> cream is not your friend. >> i'm about indulge. you want dessert. choose them wisely. the pumpkin pie will be better at 270 calories versus the nut. i like nuts in general. not in pie about 490 calories. >> this is about setting yourself up for success. >> have you safe comfort foods. when it's 3:00 a.m. and stressed out wrapping gifts. have a safe comfort food something like a nut butter with an apple. you know that's your safe comfort food or something more savory portioned out pieces of
cheese. >> leftovers. >> you want to gift them to your guest. get rid of them or use them in a fun way. make something like a healthy pizza the next day with kids. load up whatever extra veggies you have. >> okay. you say work out. that's good. morning work outs are better. >> because actually research even shows you're less tempted by decadent foods. you feel good. you're more motivated to stay on the straight and narrow. >> why do you have this dress. >> when you wear something form fitting and feel fabulous you're less likely again to dive head first into any decadent treats. >> thank you so much. if you want more tips head today.com/tips. coming up next amanda peet.
8:40. we're back with one of our favorite people, amanda peet. just in time for the holidays she's written a new children's book, called "dear santa, love rachel rosenstein." >> it's so beautiful i can't believe it. >> took them forever to put up the tree. >> oh, tree. don't worry about it. when i wrote it i didn't think it would work. >> yeah. the tree didn't occur to me. >> you're jewish, you grew up celebrating which holiday >> i did hanukkah and christmas. >> why both? >> i had a very secular upbringing and my parents thought why not. but when i got married and had children we decided to dispense
with christmas and my kids started asking me questions about why can't we have a tree, why can't we have santa. so my co-author and i decided to write a book to deal with our feelings and their feelings about it. >> the reason i like it is it's a children's book so it's good it resonates with kids. but also parents. we do have to make these additions all the time and there's pressure when your kids come home. if you want to celebrate one or the other they say well why can't we do that. tell me with rachel. >> i was truly flummoxed. i didn't know what to say when they asked me. we tried to write a book how wonderful hanukkah is over christmas. >> which is better >> we wanted to beef up hanukkah. a competitive children's book. little insight into my personality. so rachel, we decided to talk about the feeling of being left out and the holidays are sorrow man tick and so pretty and all
the lights every where. so she just feels left out. >> she not only wants santa to come visit her she wants the whole holiday to come visit her. >> she does. she doesn't get that. that was for us. it's a good time, it's an age for kids to realize there are other cultures, other people celebrating other things and we definitely wanted to bring that in. the great thing about our book is part of our proceeds are going to feed the peace which is a nonprofit organization, it's a camp in maine where they incorporate israeli and palestinian teachers together at camp. >> since it's a children's book and not a thriller, we can kind of give the ending a little bit. how does rachel figure it out at the end >> her mom says sometimes we thoof accept what is and she goes a chinese restaurant which a lot of us do, that's where we are on christmas. she runs into a lot of her classmates from school who she
runs into -- >> of different faiths. >> and a bunch of other children who are also not celebrating christmas. >> you got a great resume. is this now the writing bug. has it bitten you? >> i don't know. i wanted to write the story. my co-author wanted to. i hope we'll do more. we'll see. >> i want to mention you're married to david and david is the, call him show runner? "game of thrones." >> yes. >> which is hugely popular. next year you two combine for another children's book, a very "game of thrones" christmas. >> there will be a lot of beheadings. >> we don't want that. >> i don't think it would be a good holiday fare. >> you still travel a lot for that show. >> we live in belfast for part of the year and we love it there and it's been, a very great thing obviously. >> always good to have you here. the book is called "dear santa,
♪ we're back at 8:47. our ongoing series with the nfl together we make football. >> good morning. over the course of the season we asked for stories from you our viewers and you delivered. this week first of our five finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. they are twins from the suburbs of washington, d.c. whose close bond extends to the football field and out into their community. >> we have twins. >> they can't believe it. >> there's a bond that i don't
think you can understand unless you're a twin. >> the twins have been there for each other since day one when they were born three months early. sharif weighed one pound. >> he's bean miracle for a child who was never supposed to walk, talk and didn't know how long he's going to live, he had tourette syndrome and autism. >> i get nervous, anxious. >> it's okay. >> seeing his brother play the game he loves, sharif asked to join him on the field. >> you want to play with me. >> you got nobody to play with, i can make it easier for you. >> he felt sad when i was out on
the field. >> our objective as a coaching staff not to make him feel like he was an austeritistic kid pla football. we wanted him to feel like a panther. >> this is special. makes everybody happy. wasn't supposed to be here but he's here. >> at each game the first play after halftime is designed just for sharif. >> go, sharif. >> malakai would step on the quarterback. the opposing team would let their players know, don't tackle number 6. >> all right.
all right. >> they said he wouldn't be able to do that. they said he wouldn't be able to do it. >> every team all throughout the year everyone said okay we'll give a special not an entire family but extends out to the entire league. >> there was one more special moment for the williams family. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> good, how's it going. >> congratulations you guys are finalists to go to super bowl 50. >> oh, my god are you serious? >> you guys go. >> let's see what you got guys. good job, pal. >> to actually see the boys.
>> you're big. >> this is something that you'll never forget. >> oh, my gosh. i'm in tears. >> malakai's parents said he had to grow up field. but on field he feels like any other kid. that's our first finalist. the bar has been set pretty high. we have four more weeks of incredible stories all again to win the trip of a hive time super bowl 50 in california bay area. >> so great. what a great team and great coach. >> all the other teams in the league. so spectacular. >> thank you. by the way watch the pittsburgh steelers host the first place indianapolis/colts on sunday night football right here on nbc. >> we'll be back in a moment
esther sloan, 100 years old today. her secret, live forever. florine watkins from youngstown, ohio home of the warner brothers. bugs bunny came from there too. she's 100 years old today. loves to go camping. loves camping. dick downing. 100 years old. phil balyear. he's 100 years old. a photographer. he'll take your picture. that's all for right now but more to come so please don't go away. we have some winners. >> thank you, willard. what do you guys have coming up. >> we hear you're joining us ice skating. >> are you going? >> 9:00 open. >> we can. >> you'll get in the blades of glory. >> you guys wear skates all the
northwesterly winds helping to dry things out. dry, cooler air moving in overnight, right now it's 39 in dover. but already up to 47 in northeast philadelphia. and with sunshine, we'll see 50 degrees by 1:00 this afternoon. and the day after california shooting, new jersey lawmakers came up short in their attempt to override governor chris christie's veto of a gun bill dealing with with mental illness. the bill would require police to be notified when potential gun buyers try to erase their mental health records. crist itity vetoed the bill to win support from conservative primary voters in the presidential race. and more trouble for okafor. the city has rejected his guilty plea for speeding and reopened case. okafor admitted drive 1g 08 miles per hour across the ben franklin bridge in october. his attorney says the only reason that the case is being reopened is because of other recent fighting incidents. and happening today,
philadelphia's next mayor is taking questions in a final town hall style meeting. he's been holding all these throughout the week to get feedback from neighbors. tonight's meeting scheduled for 7:30. we will have another update coming up in 25 minutes. and of course you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
this morning on "today's" take one on one with joe jonas. find out how the pop star the giving back for thoilsd. a revealing new memoir by the queen of all media, oprah. the big super bowl announcement that has a lot of people talk underground today. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc today this is today's take. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on a friday morning in new york city. a nice big crowd getting ready for the weekend. it's friday, december 4th, 2015 inside studio 1a i'm willie along with willie, al and tamron.
our focus is on san bernardino. we're getting new information, new details and new accounts. let's begin with the brother-in-law of syed rizwan farook. he has now spoken out. lester holt sat down with farhan khan and he says he has no idea what led to the massacre. he doesn't understand how the couple could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter. >> you left your 6-month-old daughter, you know, in this life. some people cannot have kids. god give you a gift of a daughter. and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message they would learn. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law for doing this? >> yeah. absolutely. very angry. very upset and angry. >> and for leaving his daughter? >> yeah. it hurts me every few hours that makes me angry that what de. >> we talked about that
yesterday, anyone who could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter knowing that was the end that they were probably going to die that day or go jail for the rest of their lives that's something terrible in mind had they leave that child behind. one of the first responders to arrive on the scene was san bernardino police lieutenant mike madden on his way to lunch when he was alerted by dispatch of the situation at inland regional center. he describes what unfolded as unspeakable. >> we entered, there was fresh gun powder and the smell of gun powder in the air. there were people who were obviously injured and obviously in great amounts of pain and that was evident in the moments and wails we were hearing in the room. it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead. >> you talk about the chaos you first encounter sprinkler system had gone off. the room was filling with water. alarms going off.
smell of gun powder. he had to make the agonizing decision to walk past the wounded who we knew needed help because he had to find the shooter and stop the carnage. >> just so horrific and he was very emotional during that news conference as well. >> obviously, when we talk about these tragedies all too often you start to hear about the shooter and you start hearing about what could have possibly bean motive. but so much of the time we want to focus on the victims and that's really where the focus should be and we are now learning more about the 14 victims of this tragic shooting. friends and colleagues gathering at what was a holiday party a reason to celebrate and their ages range from 26 years old to 60 years old. one had just had a child, just 20 months old. one was a father of six. another was planning her wedding. and another person was already married to her high school sweetheart. so many stories of lives lost. ♪ >> late thursday candlelight of
hope for the community of san bernardino. arlan is the husband of benita one of 14 people killed in wednesday's shooting rampage. she was a christian born in muslim iran fled to america at the age of 18 to escape islamic extremism. >> she came to have a better life and everything else. unfortunately it was taken away from her. >> her death wednesday a bitter irony. >> from day one i met her until the last day -- >> she leaves behind children ages 10, 12 and 15. daniel kaufman ran the coffee shop in building three at inland regional. this was the moment his partner of three years ryan reyez found out. so many families doing their best to cope. beth was an intelligent, motivated and beautiful young woman who was full of life and loved by all who knew her. the family of robert adams our beloved robert will not be
coming the home us. and he was loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names, michael, age 37. a health inspector and father of six. damien, 58 a recent employee at san bernardino county who coached p.e. and played santa in his spare time. shannon johnson, aurora, tin nguyen. >> i feel he was martyred and i just know he's in a better place and my faith is keeping me strong. >> 21 others were wounded. >> i didn't get that phone call that those other families got. i feel so fortunate. >> lisa stevens 22-year-old daughter jennifer was shot in the stomach but her recovery will be more than just physical.
>> she just keeps saying i never seen a gun before, i didn't hear a gun. >> carlos ortiz's son was shot five times. >> initial phone call you get your son calls you and tells you he loves you and not knowing he will make it. >> 14 dead, 21 wounded and countless victims trying to make sense of what's next. >> san bernardino, we may be down but we're not out. god bless san bernardino. >> so painful because we are hearing these stories all too often these days. and stories of, you know, young people, older people, lives cut at such a, you know, such a tragic way. >> of course, it's horrible at any time of year but at a holiday party. this is the time of year when we're supposed to be celebrating joy and we're not. so i want to make a little transition here and i think this will hopefully give you a little
more spirit. there was a santa visiting kids at a mall in charlotte, north carolina. he comes across one little boy, braden who has autism. great program, they shut down the mall and allow kids with autism and special needs who might be overwhelmed otherwise to come in. so his parents couldn't get him to sit on santa's lap. so santa as santa does takes matters in his own hands. it was taken during the caring by santa program put on by autism speaks. that picture says it all. >> that's a great santa too. >> that's why we love santa. >> well done. >> if that didn't consistent off the happy waterworks. it's about to come down over here. a shout out to the good people of tulsa, oklahoma. so, you know, it's christmas. everybody is putting up trees. what would make an entire community turn the christmas tree being into a halloween
throw back? well one special little girl, a 3-year-old girl in tulsa, her neighborhood really showed up for her. her name is molly turbin and not able to celebrate halloween she was in the hospital suffering from pneumonia. spent 28 days. once home and healthy her only worry was, which is very important, what happened to halloween did i miss it? her mom posted on facebook she wanted to recreate the holiday for her daughter. 60 families came out to help molly trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. like any good little girl she dressed as rapunzel. >> rapunzer with a side of hello kitty. >> so they put a pause on yoim for a second and celebrated halloween. >> that's a good neighbor. >> is that so sweet. >> answered the call.
>> there's a lot more light than darkness in the world. >> well said. >> how is the weather? >> let's show you what's going on. in got to tell you, you want something about holiday spirit check out these guys. they will be performing for us in a little bit. very nice. that's the look. willie you and i need to rock this. i'm telling you. that's all right. i want that. meantime oh, man, florida you are getting pounded. i mean so much rain. last 48 hours, we're talking so much rain. normal december rainfall two inches. since midnight 3.48, over the last 48 hours so far miami has gotten two months worth of rain both december and january, and it ain't over yet. weak stationary front just slowly moving to the south, saw a front bringing rain and storms and five to eight more inches of rain possible through the weekend. what a mess. you look at the rainfall totals between now and sunday, we're talking flash flood watches in
effect for saturday, locally three inches and heavier thunder showers but as we said could be up to eight inches locally for some good morning. i'm bill henley. starting off with clouds, but they won't last all day. we'll see clearing skies, becoming mostly sunny and afternoon temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s. a little bit warmer than yesterday. it's a warming trend that continues over the weekend after some cold mornings. 33 saturday morning, 53 in the afternoon. right at the freezing mark sunday morning, but a nice warm-up to 57. and temperatures will stay in the 50s for most of next week. >> that's your latest weather. >> coming up next, joe johnas gets into this holiday spirit for some deserving kids and tamron caught up with the pop star to talk about that, his new music and his new hair. >> all hair with a new look. >> got it. ♪
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>> it's the season of kindness and that's no exception for joe johnas the singer has been giving back to some deserving families and i caught up with him. he answered that burning question what does kate by the ocean really mean? ♪ joe jonas burst on the seen as a member of the jonas brothers. now he's dancing his way up the charts with his new band and their hit single "kate by the ocean." but despite his busy schedule
this season still has given joe a chance to give back. >> we partnered up with j.c. penney and hosted an amazing event with the boys and girls club where we invited kids from 11 cities to have a shopping spree. what shocked me they were getting gifts for each other. okay, you get $100 will you sneak in a gift for yourself. to the dime they had their mom's purse, brother's jacket. it was really beautiful thing to see them wanting to give back. >> it's hard when you're a kid. >> absolutely. i remember when i was a kid and you want to spoil yourself but you see such kindness and joy and happiness and excited to give back themselves i think that was the most beautiful experience of it all. >> it certainly is a wonderful time of the year for joe who is currently on tour with his band. >> tell me about denc. >> it's a band i started about a year ago. we have been playing.
we had a new cd come out a couple of weeks ago. >> what's the deal with "kate by the ocean." >> they kept ordering a drink "kate by the ocean." we were having fun in the studio. >> we couldn't let him go without addressing the blue elephant in the room. >> tell me a little bit about the hair. i noticed you match my dress. >> you know how some people go gray after years. i go blue. >> this is not hide your gray. did you do it yourself. >> a little george clooney. >> the minute i saw you wow you resemble clooney. >> do you get at all the time? >> no but i'll take it. >> any interest in acting. >> i've done a little acting. >> we had to ask him about the question -- how do you balance
your personal life and music and you're super busy. career first and it's hard to be in a relationship. >> it takes time and luckily i have music where i can just put it all back into what i'm writing or performing. music always inspires me. >> does your music reflect where you are right now? >> yeah, i definitely think so. music has been a good diary for me. when you don't want to talk about certain things and you can put to it music and put it out there. easier way to handle it. we should mention that joe is on facebook for j.c. penney. you can catch joe and denc on tour playing the jingle ball and up next the band you'll be seeing at the super bowl halftime show, the actors who will grace the final nude issue of playboy. of playboy. what's old is new
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austin meehan middle school were on lockdown earlier this morning. that has been lifted. there were reports of someone near the school with a gun. police tell us two men were taken into custody outside the school buildings. a bee bee gun was found nearby. we do have a crew headed to ryan avenue and we're working to find out if the two who are in custody are students. again, the lockdown has been lifted. and police in burlington city are still looking for a person after a theft at a car dealership and then a crash. sky force 10 flew over the scene this morning. police have one suspect in custody, but a portion of 130 north was shut down while they looked for another burn. officers say the two men crashed after they burglarized the chevrolet dealership. we'll have another update this just about 2 25 minu5 minutes.
>> taking a look at the headlines. cafe in paris re-opened for business today three weeks after gunmen killed five people there and injured three others. the cafe was one of several venues in the french capital tar get by gunmen in a series of extremist attacks that claimed the lives of 130 people. the manager says the cafe has been repainted and redecorated to erase the signs of this nightmare. new research out of scandinavia suggests people who take risks might have more highly developed brains than those who are on the cautious side. young men used the driving simulator to complete a course with 20 traffic lights and those who went faster were found to have more white matter in their brains. that's the brain network for analyzing and transmitting
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seconds to go in the game. the game should of ended on that play when aaron rodgers got tackled. but they were penalized. rodgers made the most it throwing this amazing hail mary pass 61 yards into the end zone, right there tight end richard rodgers makes that clean catch for the touchdown. green bay won it 27-23. good for them. let's get a check on the weather from al in the kitchen. >> let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. saturday we got some rain and rip currents down there in florida, pacific northwest rain, wind and snow. rest of the country looking spectacular. temperatures above average. sunday, sunday we are looking at more wet weather down in florida just keeps coming. but, again, refrt of the country looking spectacular plains will see snow. rain extends down into central california with windy conditions
and snow showers, heavier snow i should say in the cascades and good morning. i'm bill henley. starting off with clouds, but they won't last all day. we'll see clearing skies, becoming mostly sunny and afternoon temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s. a little bit warmer than yesterday. it's a warming trend that continues over the weekend after some cold mornings. 33 saturday morning, 53 in the afternoon. right at the freezing mark sunday morning, but a nice warm-up to 57. and temperatures will stay in the 50s for most of next week. >> and that is your latest weather today on today's food we're wrapping up no rain recipes. a couple that will come in handy perfect for football weekend any time you want. your holiday party. going to be great. chicken wings. >> they are my favorite. >> i'm not a big fan of fried. i bake them and add just a
little kick. >> what do you marinate with. >> can i get to it? >> i'll take a bite of this. >> you put that food in your mouth and give me a chance to talk. it's pretty simple stuff. basically chicken wings or substitute bone in chick end thighs. your favorite barbecue sauce, oil, salt and pepper. everything is together. add a little salt in here. put in some pepper. and then you're going to put in olive oil. and basically going to just massage that all together. and put it on the foil lined pan. just line those up pretty simply. great. put them in the oven. again, i know people are going to say make sure you wash your hand. i'll do that. put them in the oven at about 350 for about 20 minutes. 25 minutes. then you'll turn it up to about 400 to crisp it up a little bit.
and bring them out and you'll see that you got a nice crisp golden brown. now to add a little extra flavor you got a little dripping in the pan, don't worry about that. you'll basically take these out, put them in right in here to your bowl. you'll do all of that. then you'll take some of your barbecue sauce whatever you like. this is not a commercial barbecue sauce. this is my favorite barbecue place in the country. franklin's barbecue. it's awesome. this is a barbecue sauce that has some espresso in it. >> really? what does that do >> it gives it a little kick. put it back in the pan back in there for 15 minutes. wow. >> finish it up. i like to make these sweet potato fries. you don't peel them. cut them into slices and then
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who? >> me. >> michael cain leads a stunning symphony filled with hollywood royalty in his latest movie. he plays retired conductor fred ballinger. rachel plays his daughter. harvey plays his life long best friend. >> i haven't been so happy in a long time. >> one of the lines that nick says to you when you're laying by the pool he says in a good friendship -- >> in good friendship you only tell each other the good things. >> y do you think he says that >> it's beautiful version of a friendship where you love somebody so much that you wouldn't want to burden them with your pain. and i think that's a really mature kind of love. >> i have seven very close friends and only the best you
tell them, and you tell them the negative you have a problem keep it to yourself. >> my friend are my friends because we share -- i go to them with help me and they come to me. we help each other. they help me understand why things are so bleak or whatever. that to me is what a friend is. >> and friendship like youth is all about perspective. >> this is what you see when you're young. everything seems really close. that's the future. and now that's what you see when you're old. everything seems really far away. that's the past. >> what is the best part about getting older? >> changing your awareness, increasing of awareness. >> been there, done that, it didn't kill me. i'm okay. you won't worry what you need to
know, what tools you have to have in your tool box. most of it is behind you and you're still around. >> also you can't be afraid. you're older and brighter than anybody else. >> jane fonda who at 77 is proof that age is just a number. makes a show cameo with only seven minutes of screen time. >> up look fabulous. very picture of radiance. >> getting mixed up with the lati last millenium. >> i never allowed myself to get cynical and i refused to give up. >> all four of those actors look and seem much younger than their years. i had to ask jane fonda what her secret is. here's what she said and it's a direct quote. good genes and a lot of money.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> all right a friday. we're all ready for big time fun and we got it right here. we have the holiday super group band of merry makers. let's welcome in the lead singer, the song writer and kevin griffin, tyler glenn and michael fitzpatrick and all the merry makers. >> wow. >> welcome. >> we love you guys. you were so great at the tree lighting the other night. put on such a good show. we called you a sue per group. do you guys live in a lair some place? >> we live at the north pole and come out in december. they said they are making a christmas record i'm in. here we are on the "today" show with the band of merry makers.
>> you guys do this for charity >> yes. program called music cares which is the charitable arm of the grammys and support musicians in need with funding people post-katrina that lost their instruments to helping musicians with addiction problems. >> we want you guys to have some time to have some fun. so take it away. ♪ ♪ snow ♪ we want snow ♪ snoqualme snow snoentd welcome to our christmas party ♪ ♪ grab your coats we're going to have some fun ♪ ♪ get the season started ♪ cup of cheer for everyone ♪ we've been waiting so long ♪ for the holiday
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