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good morning. breaking news. another deadly police shooting. this one during a traffic stop in minnesota. the victim's girlfriend streaming the immediate aftermath live online. >> he just shot his arm off. >> i told him to get his hand off of it. >> you told him to get his driver's license. please don't tell me he's dead. >> protest erupt overnight while new video surfaces of the fatal shooting in louisiana. the justice department now joining that investigation. showdown on capitol hill. the director of the fbi set to testify before congress this morning about the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. the case now formally closed
without criminal charges. donald trump again slamming what he calls is a rigged system while rolling out newt gingrich on the campaign trail. >> in one form or another, newt gingrich is going to be involved with our government. >> is the former house speaker now the favorite to be trump's running mate? sizzling, the brutal heat wave rolls on. 40 million people bracing for extreme temperatures and high humidity but relief may be in sight "today," thursday, july 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's thursday morning. we have willie in for matt again this morning. we'll start with these deadly police shootings sparking outrage and protest. the latest last night in minnesota. the aftermath captured in graphic video and streamed live
on facebook by the man's girlfriend. melissa colorado from our nbc affiliate in minneapolis has the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what began as a routine traffic stop turned deadly wednesday. family members confirm that 32-year-old man has died. we want to warn our viewers what you're about to watch may be disturbing. police are investigating the shooting death of a minnesota man after shocking cell phone video going viral overnight. the video appears to show the moments following the shooting as it was streaming live on facebook. >> we got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back. >> reporter: a blood soaked man is seen slumped next to his girlfriend and moaning in pain suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. the man's girlfriend describing how it all unfolded.
>> he's licensed to carry. he was trying to get out his i.d. and his wallet out of his pocket and he let the officer know that he had a firearm and was reaching for his wallet. >> a uniformed police officer is seen holding a pistol outside of the car yelling that castille should have kept his hands visible. >> you told him to get his driver's license. please don't tell me he's dead. please don't tell my boyfriend just went like that. >> keep your hands where they are. >> i'll keep my hands where they are. please, officer, don't tell me that you just did this to him. you shot four bullets into him, sir. he was just getting his license and registration, sir. >> get the female passenger out. >> ma'am exit the car with your hands up. let me see your hands. exit now. keep them up. keep them up. >> reporter: authorities say st. anthony police were conducting a
traffic stop for an alleged broken taillight when the officer fired at least once at the man driving the vehicle. >> the initial traffic stop was initiated by a primary officer and then a backup officer responded. i do not know anything about the facebook video at this time. that was live streaming. i haven't seen the video. >> reporter: overnight a crowd of about 50 to 60 people gathered outside of the govern's mansion in st. paul chanting in protest. >> this is completely unacceptable. somebody say enough is enough. >> reporter: about a dozen or so protesters remain outside of the governor's mansion in st. paul. that's the latest. back to you. new protests in baton rouge, louisiana, overnight over a deadly police shooting there. new video emerging as the justice department launches its own investigation. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in baton
rouge for us. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. less than 36 hours after the incident the department of justice opened an investigation and is now taking the lead. state authorities as well will also be looking at surveillance video from this convenience store as well as body cameras that police say became dislodged during the incident. this morning after the death of alton sterling, the outrage is mounting but the protests are peaceful. >> some people say we couldn't come out here without burning up our own building, without flipping over cars. this is not ferguson. >> reporter: baton rouge police say a 911 call saying someone matching sterling's description threatened him with a gun outside of a convenience store. it's not clear exactly what happened before the cell phone started recording but police say when two officers arrived, they confronted sterling. the officers tackling and wrestling him to the ground. seconds later -- >> shots fired.
shots fired. >> horrifying. >> reporter: abdul muflahi said that sterling recently started carrying a gun for protection. at any point did you see mr. sterling reach for that gun or threaten the officers with that gun? >> no. no. they were on top of him. >> reporter: his video appears to show an officer pull an object from sterling's pocket although police have not said what that object is. >> there's a lot that we do not understand. like you, i am demanding answers. >> reporter: so is the aunt who helped raise him. >> they sat down and watched my child die. >> reporter: sterling's 15-year-old son grief stricken. >> i for one will not rest and will not allow y'all to sweep him in the dirt. >> reporter: sterling's name has become a hashtag in the heated
debate over excessive force. the two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave. standard practice after a shooting. they were three and four-year veterans of the force. >> gabe gutierrez in baton rouge this morning. thanks, gabe. also this morning the fbi director james comey is headed to capitol hill to testify about his recommendation not to prosecute hillary clinton for her use of private e-mail servers when she was secretary of state. we're going to talk to the chairman of the house committee holding that meeting in just a moment. first nbc's hallie jackson with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: on the hot seat on the hill to explain that recommendation to not prosecute. a decision accepted by attorney general loretta lynch ending the justice department's investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. for many republicans here, it's far from over. many of them, including donald trump, ready to pounce. >> crooked hillary. so crooked. >> reporter: donald trump trying
to stay on message in ohio and focus on hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. >> dirty rotten liar. >> reporter: the gop aiming fire at her and at fbi director james comey who will testify today in a congressional hearing called hastily. >> the fbi director pointed out that hillary clinton broke the law. >> we have seen nothing but stonewalling and dishonesty from secretary clinton on this issue. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan arguing that hillary clinton should not get presidential briefings that all candidates receive. >> the secretary said she made a mistake. wouldn't do it again. he said there's not enough here to prosecute anything. i think that's that. >> reporter: political pushback as donald trump pushes began against new controversy of his own. a deleted tweet showing what appears to be a jewish star of
david over hundred dollar bills. an image people found anti-semitic. >> they're profiling. not us. >> reporter: trump tweeting overnight a similar image of a star on a fro"frozen" children' book as he rants about the press. >> they are liars. they're bad people. >> reporter: about saddam hussein. >> i don't love saddam hussein. i hate saddam hussein. he was damn good at killing terrorists. >> reporter: all of it against the backdrop of a potential presidential ticket. >> i'm not saying if it's newt. if it's newt, nobody will beat him in those debates. that's for sure. >> reporter: the possible pub c political team now peopling up against hillary clinton. >> is there a person who believes if you had done what
hillary clinton had done, you would not be prosecuted? >> reporter: house speaker here on capitol hill is formally requesting that hillary clinton be denied the classified briefings all presidential receive. all of it setting up what is sure to be a showdown later this morning. >> all right. hallie jackson, thank you. let's turn to republican congressman who chairs the committee on government reform. before we get to ins and outs of director comey's decision, let me ask you the predicate question. do you believe in his impartiality or do you think he's bias? >> i think the fbi director is a man of integrity. i'm interesting in his findings. he found that secretary clinton was extremely careless with information that we entrust to very few people to put people lives in danger. that's why we have them up to discuss his findings. >> we want to get into that no a moment. there are allegations particularly by donald trump that this is a rigged system and
hillary clinton got preferential treatment by the federal government. do you suspect that? do you agree with that? >> it's a legitimate question for the fbi director. if you listen to the fact pattern laid out by the director, i'm mystified. there seems to be a double standard. if average joe had gone through that, they would have handcuffs on and be in jail. if your name is clinton and part of the powerful elite, there's a different set of standards. the department of justice has prosecuted people for far less and here hillary clinton they're just letting her go. >> mr. chairman, you said the fbi's recommendation surprising and confusing. based on the facts you heard the other day, do you believe hillary clinton committed a criminal act? >> i believe there are laws on the books that were clearly broken. you cannot put classified information in a nonsecure format. she did it for years. it put people in jeopardy. it may have been hacked.
she lied and misled the american people and the ultimate jury in this is going to be the american people. they get to make this decision. do they want somebody so untrustworthy to be the chief executive? >> from where you're sitting, did she commit a criminal act? >> i do believe she broke the law. that's what we want to ask. >> let me ask you because there will be people that look at this and see politics on both sides frankly. they may say, look, house republicans holding a hearing because they're disappointed there wasn't a criminal charge and they want to drag this out because they think it's politically beneficial. let me ask it this way. if she had been indicted, would you be calling director comey before your committee to ask him his rationale and his basis for that decision? >> absolutely. i spoke with the fbi director. he's coming up here less than 48 hours after he made his announcement. we need to understand that the american people should be able to see everything the fbi sees now that it's closed and now that the department of justice
is not going to prosecute. show the american people all of the information. if they had moved to indict her, i would have the same hearing. absolutely. >> mr. chairman, you just heard howie jackson say speaker ryan suggesting that hillary clinton as democratic nominee that does get briefings should be denied access to that briefings she's been receiving. do you agree with that? >> i do. the fbi director exclusively saying she's careless with this. classified information is classified for a reason. it puts people's lives in danger. this is not an innocent mistake. she knows better. she misled the american people. she lied under oath to congress. you can't do that without consequence. in this case she seems to just skate above it. >> just asking a tactical question. in some ways is having a hearing like this pushing it? if you listen to what director comey said, he did her no favors in that press conference. he called her extremely careless
with classified information and dismantled every excuse she offered as to why she needed a private e-mail server and now you're asking him why she didn't merit a criminal charge? >> exactly. the american people deserve to see this information. congress needs to see this information. if you're not going to prosecute this case, what case are you going to prosecute? and what is the message you send to millions of people that do have security clearances. go ahead and be lax and let that information out and there's no consequences. that's unacceptable. >> congressman, thank you very much for your time, sir. there are fresh signs that bernie sanders, hillary clinton's challenger in the democratic primary, may be getting closer to endorsing his former rival. nbc's kristen welker has more on that for us. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. hillary clinton has been working to turn the page on her e-mail
controversy taking aim at donald trump in atlantic city and now her campaign is touting new signs of party unity. trying to move on from her ongoing e-mail controversy, hillary clinton may be getting a boost from her former rival. bernie sanders telling msnbc chris hayes -- >> we're now working with the clinton campaign. >> you're not denying the report there are talks of a possible endorsement? >> that's correct. >> reporter: campaign sources tell nbc news sanders could endorse clinton as early as next tuesday if they resolve remaining sticking points. >> he calls himself the king of debt. he earned that title right here in a.c. >> reporter: wednesday clinton tried to turn the bright lights of atlantic city on donald trump's business record pointing to the new shuttered casinos dotting the boardwalk that once bore trump's name. >> what he did in atlantic city is exactly what he will do if he wins in november. it is the same scam over and
over again. >> reporter: trump argued bankruptcy proceedings are common and can save jobs firing back on fox news. >> as far as atlantic city, for years and years i had success. i created thousands and thousands of jobs. i left atlantic city seven years ago. i haven't been back for years. i haven't seen it. many of the hotels are bankrupt. >> reporter: in 1984, trump sounded as if trump plaza hotel and casino could not fail. >> without question the largest and the finest gambling casino, hotel complex anywhere in the world. >> reporter: atlantic city and the plaza hit bumps in the road. it closed in 2014 making the casino clinton's key prop. >> when this casino collapsed because of how badly he managed it, hundreds of people lost their jobs. he walked away with millions. >> reporter: dismissing the criticism, trump accused his rival of trying to change the subject away from her e-mails.
>> she just wants to get off the subject of all of the lies she told to the fbi and everybody else. >> reporter: clinton is off the trail here at her home in d.c. she'll undoubtedly watch what happened on capitol hill closely. her surrogates will be out in ten states rallying against donald trump's business practices and touting clinton's new plan to give small businesses enhanced legal protections. >> kristen welker, thanks so much. president obama is heading to poland for what some call nato's most important meeting in a generation. the president and leaders of other 27 member nations will meet. after that visit, president obama moves to madrid. his first presidential visit to spain. in poland and spain, he'll be surrounded by leaders reeling by brita britain's decision to pull out of the european union. thousands of thrill seekers
testing their agility and courage by raising down a half mile course alongside fighting bulls. four people were injured today. thankfully none of them life threatening injuries. it takes place every morning for the next seven days. >> never found that tempting to do. >> me neither. >> how about the weather? >> it's hot. it's going to stay hot through about saturday and then we'll start to see some improvements for everyone by sunday as temperatures get closer to average. in the meantime, 41 million people under heat advisories and even through central oklahoma we have an excessive heat warning. it's not just the high temperatures, 95 to 100 degrees. it's the humidity that makes it feel ten degrees warmer than that. new york city under the heat advisory again today. we're still dealing with this heat wave. in the northeast, temperatures 90 degrees or higher for three con secretasecutive days.
austin, 100 degrees. will feel like 108. this extends over into savannah, georgia, and up into the northeast. pittsburgh will be hot again today and then tomorrow it saturday dipping down to 82. new york city, 90 on friday. hot on saturday. sunday back into the 80s. and then in washington we're looking at temperatures to stay in the mid 90s through sunday and then as we go through the weekend in the southeast, temperatures will stay in the 90s to around 100. feeling like it's closer to about 105. that's a look at the weather across the
good morning, "first alert" meteorologist sheena parveen. excessive heat warnings out for the day today. this is going to run until tomorrow. it's going to feel closer to 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity which is why we have a "first alert" out for tomorrow. 97 degrees, same thing tomorrow. along the shore, near 90s today. then we go into saturday staying in the 90s. by sunday, we're drier with temperatures in mid to upper 80s. have a great day. dylan. thank you so much. a longtime fox news anchor suing the network's ceo claiming she was fired for refusing his sexual advances. navy s.e.a.l. training under
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we have new video of septa problems on the jenkinstown line station there. trains are passing by leaving these people waiting. doylestown train 6589 operating only two cars today. train 1512 on the thorndale line is operating express from ardmore to 30th street station which means they're not stopping at those stations due to overcrowding. pam. >> tracy, those are just some of the delays that we're seeing right now. i want to show you the very latest coming into the newsroom. doylestown, 6989 only run two cars. they're going to be adding more cars. again, thorndale, newark, operating as express. >> we'll keep you updated on the nbc10 app. check for information on the septa slowdown. i'm tracy davidson. more news in 25 minutes. thanks for watching. when you're the parent of a disabled child, you realize that the world can be a harsh place.
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7:30. it's thursday morning. 7th of july, 2016. t-minus 24 hours and counting until our next big concert on the plaza. shawn mendes will be here in the flesh to kick off a world tour. we would like to think he's kicking it off in style with us. >> if you plan to be out on the plaza, get here early. this crowd is going to be huge tomorrow. >> absolutely. let's look at the headlines from the morning. fbi director james comey testifying on capitol hill later this morning about his agency's recommendation not to prosecute hillary clinton over her use of personal e-mail servers as secretary of state. on wednesday, the attorney general said she would accept that decision from comey
bringing the year-long investigation to a close. donald trump stokes speculation over his possible pick to a running mate during a campaign rally last night in cincinnati. he was joined by newt gingrich and hinted at the former house speaker's potential role in the trump administration. >> newt has been my friend for a long time. i can tell you in one form or another, newt gingrich is going to be involved with our government. that i can tell you. >> trump says he plans to reveal his vp pick just prior to the republican convention. a police officer in minnesota is on administrative leave this morning after fatally shooting a man during a traffic stop. this is video of the aftermath, the moments after the shooting live streamed on facebook by the victim's girlfriend. the shooting is now under investigation. now to some bombshell allegations being made by a
popular former fox news anchor she claims she was let go after complaining about sexual harassment at work. cynthia, good to see you. >> gretchen carlson filed a lawsuit against roger ails, one of the most popular people in media saying he pressured to have a sexual relationship with him and when she refused, carlson claims that he fired her. ailes is firing back saying the lawsuit is a retaliation for the network's decision not to renew her contract. gretchen carlson says in her newly filed lawsuit it started when she complained about how she was being treated by her "fox & friends" co-host steve deucy. carlson said he was belittling her on air and off. attorneys for carlson allege fox
news chief roger ailes responded by calling her a man hater and telling her she needed to learn to get around with the boys. in 2013, carlson said she was removed as a co-anchor of "fox & friends" and given her own show. carlson accused ailes of ogling her in her office and asking her to turn around so he could view her posturety. carlson said she confronted ailes last september claiming he told her, i think you and i should have had a sexual relationship. adding that sometimes problems are easier to solve that way. carlson says she refused to have a sexual relationship with ailes and was fired nine months later. in a statement last evening, ailes said carlson's allegations were "offensive and defamatory
and would be defended vigorously. when fox news did not commence negotiations to renew her contract, ms. carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. carlson hasn't always been critical of ailes writing in her book roger was razor sharp and inskrutable and we seemed to have a real connection. we should make clear that carlson's lawsuit is only against roger ailes and not fox news itself. according to lawyers representing carlson, several female former fox employees contacted them since carlson went public yesterday with their lawsuit saying they want to discuss how women are treated at the network. the parent company of fox news says it stands by ailes but also has begun an internal review of the allegations. >> distinct feeling we have not heard the end of this yet. >> i think you're right.
new questions over the death of a navy s.e.a.l. trainee in california now that the medical examiner's report has been released. joe fryer has been following this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the sailor drown in may during a training exercise at the naval base here in coronado. the coroner's report says some may view this as an accident, the medical examiner is calling it a homicide. it was his first week in the grouping six-month navy s.e.a.l. program. lossle loveless died. loveless and other trainees were swimming in fatigue and boots. medical examiner shows loveless appeared to be struggling before an instructor is seen to dunk loveless under the water and follow him around the pool for approximately five minutes. he continually splashes loveless and dunks him at least one additional time. eventually loveless was pulled
from the water still breathing but hours later he was dead. the medical examiner writes it's our opinion that action and inactions of the instructors and other individuals involved were excessive and directly contributed to his death and the manner of death is best classified as homicide. >> water training is always dangerous. for some it's a defining moment and instructors don't know where different students stand. >> reporter: navy s.e.a.l. training is so demanding 80% don't make the cut. that includes kevin. >> i'm a good swimmer. i was a swimmer in high school. there was one incidence when i thought i would drown when i was in the pool. >> reporter: the navy is still looking into it saying it's important to understand that homicide refers to death at the hands of another and a homicide is not inherently a crime. the instructor was removed from duty after nbc news and a
newspaper asked questions about the death in may. he's on administrative duty. no charges have been filed. as for the young man that died, he did have an enlarged heart that's a possible contributing factor to his death. back to you. >> a lot of questions. joe fryer, thank you. let's turn and get a check of the weather from dylan. i believe the correct term is gross outside. is that what you use in your business? >> everything about it is gross. we also had severe weather that we're watching today and yesterday, too. we had reports more than 300 wind damage reports and look at that tree down on that car. wind gusts up near 60 miles an hour. obviously knocking down trees and power lines falling on these signs here. we saw home damage as well. it's kind of the similar setup that we'll see today through parts of the midwest. in the meantime, it's been all about the heavy rain. parts of north central tennessee have seen 3 to 7 inches of rain so far this morning and that heavy rain is still training over those same areas so flash
flooding is still possible. we also have severe thunderstorm watches in effect that include st. louis until 1:00 this afternoon. we also have several severe thunderstorm warnings with this squall line moving through areas across missouri and cloud to ground lightning and winds that will be a threat this morning and later this afternoon we'll see more showers and storms redevelop. supercells are likely. isolated tornadoes are likely. as you saw from that video, you don't need a tornado to produce severe good morning, "first alert" meteorologist sheena parveen. excessive heat warnings out for the area today. this is going to run until tomorrow. it's going to feel closer to 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity which is why we have a "first alert" out for tomorrow. so your philadelphia forecast, scattered afternoon thunderstorms. 97 degrees, same thing tomorrow. along the shore, near 90s today.
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back at 7:44. you may be surprised to learn that despite the explosion of texting, a lot of 911 dispatch centers, in fact most of them, cannot receive a text message. >> why aren't more departments using the potentially life saving technology? nbc's tom costello has been looking into that. he's a firestation in tyson's corner virginia. >> reporter: good morning. fairfax county, virginia, has a reputation for embracing technology and they can receive text messages if they can't talk on the phone for a medical reason or a suspect they don't want to alert but 90% of 911 centers nation wide cannot receive a text message. walk into any major 911 center, the tempo is the same.
>> i'm going to stay on the line with you until help comes. >> reporter: in this age of instant messaging, only a handful of 911 centers can receive text messages. in orlando, eddie justice was trapped in the nightclub restroom with the gunman fast approaching. he texted his mom. >> call police. i'm going to die. >> reporter: while orlando police were flooded with 911 calls, the department wasn't able to receive text messages. out of nearly 6,600 dispatch centers nationwide, only about 10% can accept text messages. new york, l.a., miami, and seattle are among big cities where people can't send a text. >> if we're waiting for police departments to spend the money to do this, they don't have the money. it's not in their budgets. >> in loudon county, virginia, text messages began in march.
they get several each week. >> this is what we see. we click on this. screen pops up. >> reporter: along with the message, the caller's gps coordina coordinates. dealing with caller over a text message instead of a voice call can take much longer. 90 seconds or longer. precious seconds lost in an emergency. dispatchers say text messages often don't convey the urgency or emotion that they can pick up from a caller. >> they take control of their emotions and say listen to me. we're going to deliver a baby. listen to me. we need to get everybody out of the house. you can't do that on the text machine. it's definitely the human interaction is what's missing with the text. >> reporter: the message from 911 centers that are text enabled, call if you can. text if you can't. and text messaging can be used to send police photos or video
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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. we have issued a "first alert." let's get you details with nbc's "first alert" meteorologist sheena parveen. >> that's right, we do have a "first alert" out for heat and humidity and air quality alerts because of heat and humidity. excessive heat warnings from mercer county until 7:00 p.m. feeling closer to 100 degrees. mid to upper 70s across the board. lehigh valley 75 degrees and humid. in easton, right now, 75 degrees. as we drive through the day at 1:00 p.m., already 90 degrees. feeling around 100. >> we have breaking traffic news on 95. let's get to nbc10's "first alert" traffic reporter pamela osborne. where is it on 95?
>> tracy, i'll step out of the way and show you. there's a multi vehicle accident as you see earlier, part of that is being removed but there still is activity on the shoulder here. drive time about 111 minutes. normally, this would only take you 12 minutes. again, more than 100 minutes on to your commute there. average speed, 7 miles per hour. we're also keeping an eye on septa this morning. we're seeing a lot of delays and trains passing by. doylestown, if you're headed there, expect automatically to be delayed. they're going to be sending more cars in. west trenton operating at express. newark and thorndale, delays up to 30 minutes. >> more to skyforce 10 to jenkinstown station, we saw trains passing the station leaving the passengers waiting on the platforms. we'll have a septa update every half hour. you can get up to date information on the modified schedules and alternate travel
it's 8:00. sunscreen shocker. new research shows how some of the most popular brands may not meet doctor's standards. what you need to know this morning. how did she do that? a photograph goes viral after a photo shows kate levitating. and eric stonestreet gets animated in his role on "the secret life of pets," today, july 7th, 2016. >> best friends since third
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prepare summer treats. the way to slice a watermelon without making a mess. >> let's go inside now. natalie has a check of the top stories. a police officer is on administrative leave after a deadly shooting last night during what began as a traffic stop in falcon heights, minnesota. there is cell phone video. we should warn you it's disturbing. the video is not verified by nbc news and appears to show the moments following the shooting as it was streaming live on facebook. a blood soaked man is seen slumped next to his girlfriend and moaning in pain. the girlfriend says the man was licensed to carry a weapon and told the officer he was carrying a firearm and was reaching for his i.d. when he was shot. tough questions at a house hearing today for fbi director james comey who decided this week not to recommend charges in hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. nbc's hallie jackson is on capitol hill for us. hallie, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning to you. and this morning it will be james comey in the hot seat on the hill to explain that decision to not prosecute. a decision accepted by attorney general loretta lynch ending the justice department's investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. for republicans, it's far from over. many of them including donald trump sensing a political opportunity and ready to pounce. congressman jason chaffetz will lead that hearing later this morning. this is what he told savannah and willie last hour. >> if the average joe had gone through that, they would probably have handcuffs on them and be in jail. if your name is clinton and part of the powerful and elite, there seems to be a different set of standards. >> reporter: clinton has her defenders on capitol hill including nancy pelosi who came to clinton's defense. now nbc news is learning house speaker paul ryan will formally request that intelligence
officials not give clinton classified briefings presidential nominees typically receive. busy day on capitol hill. by the way, donald trump will be here meeting with members of congress as well. back to you. >> very busy indeed. hallie jackson on capitol hill. thank you. for the first time the u.s. sanction north korea leader kim jong-un. the sanctions affect property and other assets within u.s. jurisdiction and aimed at five north korean ministry department and ten other people. it's the first to target for human rights abuses. a story anything but sour grapes. a single bunch of grapes sold for $11,000 at an auction in japan. they are valued for sweetness. beautiful color as you see. very large in size. they're just a little bit smaller than a ping-pong ball. the grocery store won the bidding and will display the
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recommendation, a sunscreen must be 30 spf or higher, have broad spectrum protection and has to be water and/or sweat resistant. the fda regulates sunscreens and requires rigorous testing but the northwestern university researchers who conducted the study found that 26 of those 65 top consumer rated sunscreens didn't meet all three criteria. the reviews suggest consumers paid more attention to how the sunscreen smelled and felt rather than whether or not it was water resistant. nbc news reached out to amazon. it politely declined to comment. we get more on findings. doctor, good morning. good to see you. these are some of the products that did not meet aad standards. what's the takeaway? >> the consumer needs to be shopper savvy. these products didn't meet the standards because they are not water resistant. most of them. now some of them were an appropriate spf.
it doesn't mean they're bad products. it means they're not water resistant and water resistance is key when you spend time at the beach or going outdoors for long periods of time. there are times when products like these might be beneficial. >> we reached out to personal care products council and call into question because the requirement that effective sunscreen be water resistant and not all consumers need that. i guess the point is if you're going to wear sunscreen every day under your makeup in winter, maybe you don't need water resistant. >> that's correct. make sure you use a product that's good for your skin type and you want to be personal about it. you want to look at the active ingredients and make sure what you're using is good for what you're looking for. it doesn't necessarily mean that the product has to be water resistant if you're going to and from work and you're indoors most of the time. make sure it as an appropriate spf. >> some products were
moisturizers and not sunscreens. what do you recommend as a dermatologist? >> all sunscreens contain an spf of 30 or higher, water resistant and broad spectrum to cover both uva and uvb. these criteria are best used for products going to be used on the beach, whether you're going to the park, spending long periods of time or going to be near the water. if you're going to use a moisturizer with an spf, it's okay to use one that's not water resistant. it's still important to use a broad spectrum product and one with a high spf. >> higher you go, better sunscreen is? >> less likely you'll make a mistake with your sunscreen. if you use lower spf, you don't apply the correct quantity. 25% to 50% of people do not apply the right quantity. if you don't apply enough, you're not getting spf on that bottle. >> these are products that did meet the requirements. it was interesting to see
people's reviews. they were reviewing based on how it felt and how it smelled and that's a legitimate thing to look into, isn't it? >> as long as you get the right spf and meeting criteria that are necessary, pick a product that you're going to use. you want to look at whether you want a lotion or a cream or a spray or a gel. you want it to be kcosmetically acceptable. it needs to be user friendly or it won't work for you. >> this is the proper amount of sunscreen you should use. it's a shot glass. always a good reminder. thank you. let us get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> announcer: today's weather brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv supercenter. >> from sun to storms. we're keeping an eye out for more storms that will move eastward tomorrow. here's the area we're watching from pittsburgh through charleston, west virginia, back
into louisville where we will see the chance of isolated tornadoes. mostly damaging winds and small hail is possible and these will redevelop as we go into tomorrow afternoon. you can see storms are spotty and scattered in nature. they'll move through the new york city area friday night into early saturday morning. then those storms should pull away and we could see some pop-up storms that redevelop on saturday. today the enhanced risk includes areas like iowa and most of illinois where again we could see wind gusts near 60 to 70 miles per hour. can't rule out a tornado. it's straight line winds that could cause damage. it's still very hot and very humid across most of the country. temperatures still running above average. feels like temperature 5 to 10 degrees
90s. by sunday, drier with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. have a great day. >> and don't forget yon't forged us any time on sirius xm. if you're a viewer of the "today" show, we never miss an opportunity to talk about the royals around here. here's a reason to look at the picture. drop the banner so you can see it. it looks like the duchess of cambridge is lauevitating.
>> royals are not just like us. >> pretty cool. another moment caught on camera trending this morning. last night at donald trump's rally in cincinnati, he deviated from his speech, which he does quite a bit. when he was distracted by a mosquito. check it out. >> the democrats -- mosquito. i don't want mosquitos around me. i don't like mosquitos. i don't like those mosquitos. never did. okay. speaking of mosquitos, hello, hillary, how are you doing. >> he's tough on mosquitos, too. what's not to like about that? >> he's off prompter. >> moment of bipartisan agreement. let's talk fashion. a designer dress getting a lot of buzz this morning. here's the photo. do you like the newest creation? what if i told you it was made out of human head and body hair.
she asked for donations of hair in order to create that. her inspiration for making the dress was to create something that would top lady gaga's famous meat dress. what's better? the meat or the hair? >> they are both equally gross. >> something about human hair grosses me out. is that back hair? >> all different colors. >> highlights or something. >> who knows where it's from. >> it could be back hair. >> we should have put a disclaimer. >> let's hope it doesn't catch on. for a video we had to show you because many men can relate to this feeling. not these circumstances but this feeling. check it out. >> ow! >> come on.
>> how many times can we loop that? >> what are the odds of that. >> one thing to step on a rake but this is something else entirely. that's olympic athlete valerie adams competing in a hammer throw competition. the goal is to throw as far as you can. >> can you describe what exactly that might feel like? >> that guy will pick up the check next time. never recommend going dutch. >> time for "pop start." carson, take it away. >> adele kicked off the u.s. leg of her tour. she chose to make her first stop in st. paul, minnesota. she did it tuesday night. the crowd was clearly excited for the show but warned the crowd that it may not be what expected. >> it's not a party because i write sad songs. you didn't expect a pit bull
show. >> i love her. someone counted 15 f bombs in a show recently. during that concert adele put engagement rumors to rest saying this about her boyfriend. he simply hasn't proposed yet so let's move on from that. we'll do the same. thank you. new mother christie teigen made a generous offer to a fan on twitter when christie saw this teweet. to thank her for her purchase, christie tweeted back offered to buy and take care of the blender herself. she's indeed a woman of her word because she shared this photo evidence of christie's gift. the blender came in. that's a nice blender. that retails at 400 bucks. >> i love it. >> finally, princess diana would
have turned 55 this month. before the royal icon became one of the most famous people in the world, she worked as a nanny in britain. we get an inside look on the young woman on the brink of fame. >> i said was it with prince andrew? she said, no, it was actually charles. but his mother invited me. and i just burst out laughing at the thought of her referring to the queen of england as a friend's mother. and i did say, my gosh, do you think anything is going to develop? very regretfully, you know, staring down at the floor she said, no, i don't think he would look twice at me. he's 31. i'm only 19.
i said, i wouldn't be too sure. >> the documentary premieres saturday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on the reels channel. that's your "pop start." guys? >> carson, thank you. we're wrapping up our billion dollar brand series with razor company on the way to becoming a billion dollar empire. keir simmons has that story. >> you want to be successful? appearance is important. you want to make a billion dollars, all you have to do is shave. they realized they could change the shaving experience for themselves and men everywhere. sometimes inspiration is staring back at you in the mirror. >> we founded harry's. >> a dream so powerful you can't let it go. >> andy and i were just talking
to people about razors. we were pulling our friends together at parties to have focus groups. >> getting advice at the parties. >> andy and jeff wanted to give men the best shave ever. their company, harry's was born. equal part internet startup and old world craftsmanship. >> one of our values is to look left to find right. >> what does that mean? >> it means that we shouldn't just take status quo for granted. >> like the every day shave. >> i need a shave. can anyone help around here? >> this is our neighborhood. we live here. our office is here. >> down the block their very own barber shop. ♪ >> dedicated to the art of shaving where you walk out feeling like a million bucks. actually, make that a billion. jeff already has one success under his belt.
he founded warby parker. he's worth over a billion dollars. a unicorn in the world of startups doing the same with harry's isn't easy and jeff andy don't like talking about whether they're there yet. how close are you to being a unicorn company? you hate that question, don't you? >> we don't think about valuation as a goal. >> ever a moment where you have felt like i just can't keep doing this? >> there certainly have been moments that have tried my patience and ability to keep going. what's the alternative? i think the way jeff and i are both wired is, like, just figure out a way. >> reporter: they met as college interns becoming friends. they always wanted to start a company together but they never imagined it would lead them thousands of miles from new york to germany where they have been making razors for 100 years.
>> the secret sauce is the blade itself and the blade edge. >> they were so impressed they bought the factory. itself a challenge. they don't speak german. it took a year of tough negotiations. two guys in your 30s. you buy for $100 million a factory in germany. you walk in day one and you think -- >> we thought oh boy. this is going to be a lot. we fundamentally believed in our vision to go do this. >> these two young business school buddies are now employing 500 german workers. >> they are grinding the edge of the blade. >> reporter: their factory making harry's razors shipped to the u.s., sold online and delivered to your doorstep. back in new york, the pair reflecting on their journey so far. i find talking to you inspiring. >> me, too. >> you just have to have a level of drive to push through those
moments where, you know, things feel really bleak. you have to sort of manage both the highs and the lows. i think surrounding yourself with really talented people. particularly people that are better at whatever it is they do than you are. you have to love your idea and what you're doing. you have to be so deeply passionate about it that all you can do is think about it and want to work on it. >> andy's next challenge later this year. his wife will have their first child. >> my wife tells me all the time you have no idea what we're getting into. >> last year harry's was valued at $750 million. you know, while we were doing that filming, i ran into those guys at the airport late at night. they looked exhausted. you think another secret is you have to just work really, really, really hard. that's how you make a billion dollars. >> did he indicate at all his next idea so i can invest this morning? >> amazing.
>> thank you so much. let's send good morning. i'm tracy davidson. almost 8:30. we have issued a first alert so you know about the heat and humidity coming our way. sheena has the details. >> more heat, more humidity in the forecast. excessive heat warning from mercer county down to northern delaware and areas in between until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. mid 90s for a high temperature today. feeling around 100 degrees this afternoon. now we're at 80 degrees in philadelphia. warming up quickly in dover. 84 degrees there. 79 in coatesville. mt. holly, 80. 80 in atlantic city. it will be jumping very quickly. the temperature, as we go through the day, mid 90s, philadelphia, mid 90s to low 90s
in reading. not so much along the shore. we'll stay in the 80s there. even in wilmington, expect mid 90s with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. >> now let's get you up to date with what's happening on the roads. pamela osborne has been watching an accident on 95 that is causing some problems southbound, right? >> right. typically, this route, this drive would take you about 12 minutes. right now, we're looking at a drive time of 95 minutes. they're all left over from a multi-vehicle accident. in the far right lane, still some vehicles there. traffic is passing by. in those two left lanes, but speeds right there, 9 miles per hour. we're also keeping an eye on septa this morning. a lot of cancellations, a lot oof of delays taking place. >> thank you so much. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can stay updated with traffic and the septa delays with our nbc10 app.
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♪ >> 8:30 now. it's thursday, july 7th, 2016. great day on our plaza. happy crowd. they're happy. it's a little hot and sticky. not going to lie. toasty out here. tomorrow it's going to be great. we have superstar shawn mendes here for a live conference. come early and often. >> we'll all be here. hope you'll join us. coming up, eric stonestreet is
here. earned two emmys. trying something different for a new role on the big screen. he'll tell us about it. it can be difficult to navigate the airport with your family. lucky for you, a travel expert here with a few tips to take the hassle out. and katie quinn will help to save you time preparing your favorite summer treat. take a look. around 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 306 different events. 28 sports in all in 17 days of fun filled competition. >> all right. >> memorize that. there will be a quiz. let's get the weather. >> the weather is hot. not just heat but humidity. we still have these drought conditions down across the southeast. we've had some scattered showers and storms but most of the heavy
rain has been to the north of areas like atlanta and birmingham. today we could see a little bit of light rain in birmingham. a quarter inch. it's up into kentucky and tennessee and back through parts of the midwest where we'll see most of our heaviest rain today. we also have a chance of stronger storms through iowa and most of illinois. this also extends through indiana and the biggest threat will be for damaging wind gusts perhaps as high as 60 miles per hour. elsewhere, it's going to be hot. we could see spotty thunderstorms through the northeast today. maybe some of those could be severe. something to keep an eye out for. out west, 60s and 70s and in the southwest, temratures will bepe i'm first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. excessive heat warnings still out for the area today. this is going to run in till tomorrow. it's going to feel close to 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity, which is why we have a first alert out through tomorrow. your philadelphia forecast, scattered afternoon thunderstorms. 97 degrees. same thing tomorrow. along the shore, near 90 today.
then we go into saturday. staying in the 90s. by sunday, we're drier with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. carson? >> thank you very much, dylan. all right. there's just one more day until the premiere of "the secret life of pets" from our sister company universal. here's a couple pictures. amanda shared security footage catching rosie on the table when nobody is home. up to no good there. robin says my pet goat thinks she's a dog. there's a goat in the middle. and megan shared this special moment saying probably the sweetest thing you'll see all morning. beau loves her. keep those pet photos and videos coming to today.com/pets or online using #todaypets. catch "the secret life of pets," it's in theaters tomorrow. >> carson, thank you. speaking of that movie, we have one of the stars with us. eric stonestreet.
>> the emmy winner from "modern family" plays a rescue dog named duke. >> we hate humans. hate them. don't get me started on people. am i right, duke? >> that's why we burned our collars, man. >> burned them to the ground. >> killed our owners. >> that's too far maybe. they dig it. we whacked them. bang-bang with our own paws. >> if i had a dime for every owner i killed, i would have a dime because i just killed the one. >> eric, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. how are you guys? >> let's set up what's happening right there. you're brought home and max, her dog, is not happy that you're joining the house. >> i have to say, i wouldn't be either. he's got a perfect new york life going on. one-dog apartment. she takes kindness and brings me home and all of a sudden i'm changing the makeup of the home.
i don't blame louie and max for being upset that this big dog comes into their life. >> you are chased by unruly band of rejected pets led by a bunny. >> and underbelly of flushed pets in new york city. it's a great message. at the end of the movie you realize that pets need humans to keep them sustained in life. >> i got a chance last week to interview kevin and louie. louie said his character, max is like him. a dog that likes to hang out in his apartment and not go out too much. how about you and duke? >> you know, when duke comes into the apartment, he tries his best to be fair and then when max is not into that, he uses his size and girth to sort of get what he wants. i maybe have used that in my life. i know what it feels like to be the biggest kid in class for sure. >> this is your first animated
feature. what did you think when you saw the finished product? were you excited? >> it was really fun. you're so compartmentalized in what you're doing. in the studio alone reading lines they give to you. for me to see the movie for the first time is the way it was and is for you and fans to see the movie for the first time. i'm just a small part of this big project. it was exciting to see it all come together. >> we mentioned incredible cast that you have in this. you're on the red carpet and kevin hart is a master of instagram taught you how to do a proper instagram post. let's look at it. >> video again. >> you're not even -- there's no introduction. >> hey, everybody. here i am with kevin hart at the premiere of "the secret life of pets." >> you see how i do it? >> what's going on. >> don't do that. don't try to talk like i talk. i'm showing you how to be energetic. what's going on, y'all. we're here at "the secret life of pets" premiere me and my guy
eric stonestreet. >> you'll get it eventually. >> we had to bleep something there. go to my instagram. >> for my money, your role on "modern family" is one of the best on tv. it's the character within the character. the clown who people love and last time you and i got together and talked you said that it's based on something in your real life and then you later to prove it tweeted a photograph that we have of your license plate back in the day. there you are. >> if i couldn't have gotten any less cool, i just proved it. you know, look, that's one of the things that led me to become an actor. that was unwavering belief in myself that my parents instilled in me and made me not feel like a weird kid. i was driving my cutlass through life and not thinking about it. people would give me crap about it and i would be, like,
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here we are. we're at the security line. we're going to assume we're ready to go through. what's the best line to go through. >> you know, there's no longer a family line at the tsa. so what you can look for is a priority lane for people needing additional assistance and you can travel with medical liquids and breast milk is considered one, you can ask to go through that line. if you are traveling with breast milk, you should know you're not limited to the 3 ounce rule. you can bring as much breast milk, formula, juice, even jarred baby food. keep those separate from your other carry-on items. let the tsa officer know as soon as possible. >> is tsa precheck or global entry worth it for families? >> if you travel frequently, it's worth it. it will save you time and bypass zigzagging we just did. global entry is for international travel. it's good for five years. $100 per person. everybody in the family has to
have it. tsa precheck is for domestic travel and valid for five years. $85 per adult. children under 12 get to go with their families. >> good to know. ready to do the conveyer belt? >> are you ready? i'll let you followed the stroller. this is not my forte. i have a baby it makes it hard for me to fold strollers. that's right. >> we put it on there. >> do they let us walk together or send the kids individually? >> usually individually. we'll see if they'll go through. >> you go first. we walk through. you can follow us. you say know your airport. what do you mean by that. once your through security you have time to kill. >> you do. you can check online before you actually get to the airport to see if there are play areas. a lot of airports have these great play areas for kids. chicago o'hare, dallas-ft.
worth, san francisco. they have live entertainment in the airport as well. >> we have our stroller. comes through the conveyer belt. you say bring it all of the way to the gate, right? >> bring it all of the way to the gate. you want to gate check it. every airline now u.s. carrier allows preboarding for families. make sure you have the stroller. they like to gate check them. it gets you ready for preboarding. >> most of the airlines let families go on early. maybe not first but early. this is a big question. seat strategy. what do you recommend? let's say we have a family of four. we're gate checking this. >> excellent. thank you. for a family of four we say to go ahead and have the parents on the aisle seats and have kiddos on middle seats. >> you sit in that middle seat.
i'll sit next to you. >> the reason for this is man to man defense here. that way you maximize your space and you can turn your attention to one child. now if it's one adult traveling with both kids, we say adults sits in the middle. child on each side. >> good job, girls. nice traveling with you. coming up next, it's never too late to make your summer garden grow. what to plant right now that you can enjoy well into fall. first, this is "today" on nbc. when you're the parent of a disabled child, you realize that the world can be a harsh place. but you also realize it can be a really loving, wonderful place. when i saw donald trump mock somebody who was disabled, i was appalled. you gotta see this guy... ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh, i don't remember! that reporter suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms. it told me everything i need to know about his heart
>> thank you. >> gardening is one of those things that scares people. leave it to the professionals. i can't do it. true or no? >> not true. first of all, you need to know it's easy. all of us can plant a garden and enjoy these beautiful flowers. all we need is sun, soil and water. that's it. these are some ideas of what you can grow in containers. really almost anything. this is lavender. whatever pleases you and makes you happy and you want to fill your world with. >> you can cut them out of your garden and replant if you want to? >> you can cut them and put them in these containers here. you know, you can grow them in all different size pots depending on what you want to do. >> let's talk about these planters over here. >> okay. are you ready to get dirty? >> let's do it. >> these are fantastic. these are great. they bring the bees,
butterflies. we need our pollenators. i'm going to get you started. pick one of these up. i'll do mine over here. pick up one of your containers. and you're going to gently just squeeze. you don't want to pull straight out. tilt and squeeze. >> got it. >> then you'll dig a hole big enough to get all of the roots into the soil. all of the way to the stem. i'll do it on mine so you can see here. and then you just cover it. >> recover. >> yeah. that's beautiful. that's great. soil line meets there. i think we can fit one more. let's try that. you're going to -- i'll help you out here. >> these are buy at the nursery and get potting soil and planting them myself.
>> exactly. go to your local nursery. they are great resource. farmer's market. they'll really, really help you. >> what are we looking at here? is this perennials versus annuals conversation? >> a lot of these are perennials. plants that come back every year for us. annuals you replant every new season. they don't stay around in the garden. i like a combination of both. really great. again, plant what you love. >> how do you take care of these in the winter by the way? >> every plant has different needs in the winter depending on where you live. for example, this hydrangea if you have it in a pot, if you have it in the ground, the same kind of care for winter. before the first freeze. a lot of people have hydrangeas and love them. if you live in a place where it gets colder than 15 degrees, you want to bring the hydrangea if it's in a pot in the house.
you can also protect it in the ground with covering or in either case, what you want to do is trim it back before the first freeze. a lot of people get confused. how do i trim my hydrangea. what you want to do is the wood -- you never want to cut the part that looks like dead wood. that's where new growth comes out of. you want to go up two nodes and make the cut just above. >> great tips. thank you so much. great to see you. up next, a better way to slice watermelon and drinks in a flash. hacks you need to know right now. first
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summertime. all about barbecues and sometimes watermelon isn't easy to prepare. we have super easy hacks this morning. let's do a segment. >> let's do it. >> watermelon. you have the grid method. >> it's my favorite way to cut into a delightful watermelon. it will impress everyone at your ba barbecue. cut it in half. cut lateral lines. don't cut it all of the way through. you'll cut around the rind and
then cut a grid so i will let you do -- >> you scare me with that big knife. >> i have it under control. just dump it in the bowl. >> wow? >> enyou dump it out and it's cubed. >> you did a series of lines. >> i want to show what you did. >> lateral lines this way and then around and a grid on top. >> so good. >> ice cream. i tend to nuke it when it's too hard and then it gets gross. >> let me grab the carton out of here. you bring it out of the freezer and it is rock solid, right? take a little paring knife. cut it in a grid an inch thick. when you cut it in a grid and dip your scoop in at water, it's
so much easier to take out. isn't that wild? >> let me try it to make sure it tastes the same. okay. talk about peaches. they're in season. >> one of my favorite things to get at the farmer's market. so you want to depit it. you cut around one half comes off. easy. you place that no biggy. what about the stuff that's attached to the pit? i like to again cut a grid on the pit and then all you have to do is slice next to the pit and there you go. you don't even have to deal with it. >> cut the grid around and cut the pit out and it's all ready to go. this is the tricky one here. let's say i want to get skin off. >> for peach pie, you want skin off. cut an x on it and pop it in boiling water and leave it in there for 30 seconds. you can see where the x was.
the skin starts to come off already. we'll shock it in ice water so we don't burn our fingers off for five or ten seconds and then with fingers take it off. >> it looks super fun. >> it's easy. >> it is. okay. there you go. this one is ready for the next person. >> definitely put it in the cold bath. it gets toasty. corn. >> corn. all right. whenever you try to take kernels off they fly everywhere. when you cut it off, it falls into the bunt pan instead of on your counter. >> do you sit around an think of clever ideas? >> it's a thing called the internet. >> you googled it to us. >> throw it in a bowl. you don't have to scoop it off the counter.
it's how i serve corn to my little girls. >> okay. keeping water cool or a bottle of rose. >> you wrap it in a paper towel. pop it in the fridge or freezer for ten minutes and it's as cold as can be. >> that's if you want to chill a bottle of water in a hurry. >> more of these hacks on today.com/food. thank you s good morning. i'm tracy davidson. we're in for dangerous heat this morning and potential for severe weather. let's get the forecast from first alert meteorologist shouldn'ta parveen. >> we have a first alert out for the heat and an air quality alert. pennsylvania suburbs, philadelphia, new jersey, and delaware. already hot this morning. it's going to stay in the 90s until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.
that's how long the first alert is out for, with the extreme heat and humidity, it's going to feel close to 100 degrees. you don't want to be outside for an extended period of time, especially if you have asthma. 82, philadelphia, 82, wilmington, 81, coatesville, 85 already in atlantic city. and as we go through the day today, we'll stay dry the first half of the day. 90 degrees by 1:00 p.m. mid 90s this afternoon with scattered thunderstorms. now, let's get a check on traffic with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington watching the problem on 95. >> we can't seem to win on 95 this morning. for the past several hours we had huge delays. this is 95 around gerard avenue. we're still in the triple digits for our drive time. 100 minutes now southbound from woodhaven horoad to the vine street expressway. also major delays for septa. doilstown train is running with only two cars. we're seeing ten-minute delays
in the airport line. norristown lane is running express from ivy ridge to temple. delays up to at least 40 minutes due to inbound service equipment problems. you'll need extra time. >> thanks for the update. this is day three of the septa slowdown. regional rail cars from the train fleet. sky force 10 was over the train station in doylestown where commuters jockeyed for limited seats.
this morning on "today's take," john bn bon jovi's surpr performance. we'll jump-start your weekend with zac efron and best entertainment and say cheese for all you pasta lovers. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's thursday, july 7th, 2016. it's hot and humid. people fanning themselves off on the plaza and probably where you live right now.
inside studio 1a, tamron has a great morning jam. >> slow groove because it's hot out. look for songs that will get you going and pump you up. we got to bring it down. bring it down. >> get in air conditioning and listen to this song. >> it's a popsicle song. >> nevertheless, that's my slow it down because of the heat wave in some places. >> i just have to point out because i know this is what viewers are thinking, how beautiful and colorful the ladies are again today. >> so many bright colors you can wear so in a couple days we'll walk out ironically in white wash. >> i feel like all winter i wear black and white and navy. my mother says the same thing when she watches it. stop watching black.
it's hot summomewhere. i'm freezing in new york. wearing black in summer is wimps. we should bust out of that and into color. >> we're not wimpy this morning. >> no wimps at this table. "living on a prayer" from bon jovi one of the greats. the hair. get everybody on a dance floor at a wedding. it's perfect. what do you do when jon bon jovi is a guest at your wedding and you play the song. let's see what happens. ♪ living on a prayer ♪
♪ hold on to what we've got ♪ it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not ♪ ♪ we got each other and that's a lot for love ♪ ♪ we'll give it a shot >> he's such a good sport. >> they think they're at a concert. >> at least your arms are up in the air. >> jon bon jovi was a guest at the wedding in florida. the band knew that he might go with them. if you're bon jovi, you know the band will do it. do you have to get up every time that song comes on? someone lucky enough to have jon bon jovi at their wedding and said do not play a bon jovi song. don't put him on the spot so he has to get up and do it. >> i feel bad for him. any time he's at a karaoke, you know people are, like, come on. >> such great dude and a good
sport to do that. >> he's a great sport. i have to say the other thing that's so obvious, does he just get more handsome with time? in his long hair days -- >> he's aged very well. >> i think it's all about the hair. >> it's more than the hair. >> hair goes along with it. >> i was on the amtrac train with him. i said hi, jon jovi. he's the most handsome over time. >> and a good guy. >> we grew up in new jersey. you had bon jovi and springsteen. >> you go to a springsteen concert, the athleticism. the stuff that he does. he's ripped. >> rock stars from new jersey. >> this is a really, really sweet story. it caught our eye and wanted to
share with you. a little girl who was tasked by her older sister to peel some potatoes. maria asked her sister and the sister is peeling potatoes. she starts snap chatting pictures of the potatoes with these deep and inspirational messages on snapchat. people are like potatoes. the color of skin or having marks doesn't matter because they're all the same once the skin is removed. it's gone viral. they've been re-tweeted and snapchated. can you say that? however they forward it. >> you screen grab it. >> it's great a kid can recognize that. if only adults. >> 12 year old take that in. >> a lot of wisdom for a 12 year old. >> finding something deep in a menial task of peeling potatoes. my kids would be like, i have to peel these potatoes?
>> mine would say when are the french fries ready? who is going to do this one? this one is interesting. you have insight. tough to get a kid to eat healthy food. one aussie mom got a very creative way to do this. her 3-year-old son's jacob's meals she turns into famous characters. >> this is like art work. >> what was he made of? >> avocado. >> elsa from "frozen." pinocchio. >> pancakes. >> johnny depp. carrots in the hair. >> she's an artist. >> and then here's jacob and so apparently jacob is not a picky eater but she enjoys doing it. is there a tip that you use with the boys to get them to eat
certain things? >> mine is to mush it up to things they can't identify. >> you're the opposite. >> don't try to make out the food. here it is now eat it. >> that's popular parenting when you grind things up or blend them and throw them in the mashed potatoes. cauliflower. >> not that we were picky eaters but you're not leaving the table until you finish everything on your plate. >> i remember my brother sitting there in the dark kitchen with a lamp just still not finishing food. he cannot leave. >> i would stick it in my cheeks and go to the bathroom. or a soda can. i would smuggle slowly the green bean into the soda can. >> i don't like forcing kids to have to finish their meal. i have to believe they have to try it. if you don't like it, we'll move on and we'll try it again.
they say it takes seven attempts to get your kid to really -- you'll find this out -- to finally like something. >> is there one thing you won't eat that your parents try to get you to eat? one thing you can name that i could never get into it? >> i had no idea but in spain it's a delicacy. cow brain. yes. >> gosh. >> and i tried it. this is weird. it's mushy. it was weird. is it garlic? what is this? never again. >> if he hadn't told you what it was, you wouldn't have disliked it that much. >> i did not like it. >> texture. >> brain has a texture. >> we should do a week of strange things we'll try. >> no, thank you. i'm going to pass on that. hidden talent contest we've not forgotten about it. we've received impressive
entries for our hidden talent. this is what it's called. "look what i can do." david sent us his video of his bubble making skills. take a look. >> wow. >> it's like a chandelier. >> i could just watch this. it's mesmerizing. >> he's good. we want to see your hidden talent whether odd, funny or brilliant. go to today.com. three lucky winners can perform their talent live on our show and a trip to l.a. to see "america's got talent." they asked us to record our hidden talents. >> my talents are so hidden. >> mine are buried. >> i haven't done it yet. >> i don't have one. >> my talents are weird. i can do a math problem or play softball. that's not something i can do on
stage. >> we'll get a chalk board and put a math problem and you solve it in front of us. >> everyone will tune in for that one. >> put the equation up. >> we'll time you. >> i can talk weather though. that's one thing i guess i can do and good thing i do it for a living. we have a heat wave in effect right now and that's three straight days of temperatures above 90 degrees through the northeast and we're in the middle of it right now. down south you've been dealing with heat for such a long time and humidity is so high, too. it feels like it's closer to about 105 to 110 degrees. as we go through the weekend, detroit will finally start to get relief by saturday in the 70s. pittsburgh starts to cool off by saturday. it's a cold front that's moving in. it will eventually cool things down through the mid-atlantic into the northeast and up through new england. back down into the mid 80s by sunday. breezy, too. indianapolis will still be staying on the hotter side and down through parts of the south
we'll stay in the 90s. even 100s in jacksonville, florida. good morning. i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. excessive heat warnings still out for the area today. this is going to run until tomorrow. it's going to feel close to 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity, which is why we have a first alert out through tomorrow. your philadelphia forecast, scattered afternoon thunderstorms. 97 degrees. same thing tomorrow. along the shore, near 90 today. then we go into saturday, staying in the 90s. by sunday, we're drier with temperatures about the mid to upper 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. coming up next, is now the right time to buy school supplies and other things. tamron is on a conveyeryer belt. we'll tell you the best deals on all products your car insurance policy is 22 pages long. did you read every word?
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later to get the best prices? here to answer that, a retail analyst. >> good to see you guys. >> we'll do shopping. some things we'll put in our cart for now. other things we'll save for later. let's start with school supplies. >> it seems counterintuitive to go shopping for school supplies right now. kids just got out of school. check this out. amazon prime launched last year and now it will be july 12th. they'll have some incredible discounts up to 70%. we have here elmer's glue. it's going to be on amazon prime 50 cents. doesn't seem like a huge discount but if you buy mass quantities it will be a lot. >> for teachers it would be great. >> walmart is also launching these rollbacks happening today to compete with that. they are also doing this pay pa
pass. so walmart has pay pass where you canshipping to compete with that. 92% according to research are going online and getting information on how to shop. they are going online to get this stuff. >> kids are set to go back to school next month. it's not that early. let's talk electronics. >> we are actually going to put this in the shopping cart. we're not going to. electronics the best time to buy those is in august. so let's say a lot of kids now are going in and they have to have laptops, tablets. the reason why august is because that's when people know kids want to bulk up on these electronics. discounts up between $100 and $400. 20% to 30%. wait on electronics. >> wait on those until august. >> two specific weeks for those
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it's hot. >> so you want to go ahead and stock up. sears is having a 25% discount on some of their equipment. kmart, too. 50% off on kettle bells. >> gently used. great stuff. >> let's talk outdoors and gardening tools. is this the time or usually after labor day? >> it's actually -- they have garden retailers that have massive sales over father's day. if you missed out on that, you'll want to wait until labor day. so a couple days before labor day and a couple days after. during labor day and after. that's when people are sort of gardening tomatoes and strawberries. >> you can stock up for next year on things you need and maybe seeds and all that you want to plant. >> exactly. you want to wait until labor day. you can probably get a 40% discount on rakes, shovels, gloves. some of those seeds as well. >> gardening tools.
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♪ >> okay. so if there's a bell, it's reminding you that it's national macaroni day. >> we called in our dear friend justin chapel to show us his best mac hacks. good to see you. >> good to be back. >> these are good things to share. >> it's national macaroni day but i decided to bring a bunch of cheese doing mac and cheese hacks. >> we're cheesy around here. >> i heard the crew likes it. we're starting with a batch of stove top mac and cheese. give it a quick mix. get your biceps going here. >> is there a hack to make sure macaroni doesn't stick when you cook it initially. >> make sure you have enough liquid or a little butter. you're going to spread it nice and flat. then you're going to chill that
overnight. this is great if you make a double batch or if you have leftovers. and put it right on your baking sheet and then here we're going to cut it into four-inch squares. you cut it like that and then pop one out here. and you're going to add it to a greased waffle iron. >> you cut that a perfect size. and you get these beautiful little mac and cheese waffles. what more can you want from there? and now this is crazy. we heard of spaghetti sandwiches. we have macaroni and cheese sandwiches. macaroni and grilled cheese. >> what made you think of this? >> i love spaghetti sandwiches. >> is that mustard? >> dijon mustard to give it kick. you brush it on your buttered
bread. add your mac and cheese here. close it up. and we have a finished sandwich here. add it to your griddle. butter the outside. flatten it. >> mustard in there is awesome. >> if you don't feel like waiting for water to boil, you can make mac and cheese with dry pasta? >> it's so easy. just throw in cheese, salt, flour, half and half. mix it up. mix it up. transfer to 9 x 13 baking dish. it takes about an hour. look at this. so easy. >> you did that so fast. >> and if you have leftovers of that, you can then fry. >> so what do you is you take your leftover. scoop it into balls. freeze this. do your regular coat. freeze it again and toss it in hot oil.
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temperatures. 97, philadelphia. 95 through our new jersey neighborhoods. 91 through the lehigh valley, with scattered thunderstorms. >> all right, thanks. following a significant traffic tie-up on 95. let's check with traffic reporter jessica boyington for that. >> thanks, tracy. starting to see things get a little better on 95. this is 95 around gerard avenue. the accident is out of the way, but some of the delays still remain. the last time we talked, about 100 minutes. now we're at an hour trip southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street exprexway. we are getting better, but still seeing major delays for septa. doylestown train, all doylestown trains running with two cars. thorndale, up to skibt minute delays because of equipment problems, and trenton running about ten minutes late also. >> we want to hear your commute. we want to hear all about it. take pictures, good or bad. you can find us on twitte twitter @nbcphiladelphia.
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taking a looked a headlines, a new study is raising concerns over sunscreens many americans are using. the study looked at 65 sunscreen products with best reviews on amazon and found only 40% of them meet the guidelines from american academy of determine no -- dermatology. the study found many consumers tend to pay more attention to how the sunscreen smells or feels than whether it is water resistant. american airlines is looking for ways to get you to your gate even faster. it's teaming up with the tsa this fall to test automatic security screening. among improvements, new ways to
isolate potentially risky bags without disrupting the line and cameras that link exterior photos of bags to its x-ray and ct scans for carry-on bags that would let you keep your laptop and liquids in your luggage. tests will be run at america's hub in chicago, dallas-ft. worth, los angeles, miami and phoenix. walmart is offering a new way to pay. a mobile payment system now available in all walmart stars nationwide. with it customers can pay at the checkout line by using their smartphones and walmart pay app using any credit, debit or walmart gift card. it can be used on iphones and on your android devices. mcdonald's is expanding all day breakfast menu starting in september it will offer three all day breakfast sandwiching nationwide. mcmuffins, biscuits and mcgriddles. since it debuted last year, all day breakfast has been a success
boosting sales at mcdonald's by 5% after three down years. in dog days of summer, sometimes it's easier to hitch a right or hoof it or in this case paw it. take a look. this is a skateboarding dog. super talented spotted outside of at&t park in san francisco. even using its right hindleg. >> my dog will never ever do that. we are looking at a chance of stronger storms today through the midwest where we could see damaging winds and hail and look out for crowd to ground lightning. keep an eye to the sky that way. heavy rain moved through parts of tennessee. in the meantime, it's hot and humid up and down the east coast and down south as well. humidity making it feel 5 to 10 degrees warmer than it is. out west, temperatures on the warm side through the southwest up around 110 degrees. showery in the pacific
northwest. a slight risk of stronger storms tomorrow from pittsburgh area right back through most of kentucky. we could see a spotty shower begin to approach the northeast as we go into friday night and heavier rain possible through early saturday morning and then still hot and very humid down good morning. i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. excessive heat warnings still out for the area today. this is going to run into tomorrow. it's going to feel close to 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity, which is why we have safirst alert out through tomorrow. your philadelphia forecast, ska scattered afternoon thunderstorms. same thing tomorrow. along the shore, near 90 today. then we go into saturday, staying in the 90s. by sunday, drier with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast. tamron? >> let's admit that we all know or met someone that's a close
ta talker. that was the infamous scene in an episode of "seinfeld." >> that is one mistake successful people never make. here with body language mistakes to avoid is president of the body language institute. good morning. happy birthday to mr. angus. >> my son is 11 today. >> go ahead. is he a close talker? >> he knows a lot about body language. first mistake we talk about is that close talker. we have an intimate space. less than 18 inches from people, it's intimate space for whispering private moments. put your hand in front of you. if you touch someone, you're too close. 18 inches to 4 feet. we're in personal zone.
so now we're here at this personal zone. this is where we talk in a work environment. successful people know about it. as we get further out, you stay there. further out now we get into a social zone. 4 to 12 feet. and then there's the public zone. >> you feel far away. >> this is a work environment. you're with colleagues. they all aren't standing like this. it's not red refover, red rover send willie over. 4 to 12 feet with multiple people. >> you say these are things that we're learning that politicians, successful people, they know this. were they taught it? >> successful people have been taught it and they have a good vibe of self-awareness. they know when to come close. it's a secret. when to create space. i need you to come in on time. unsuccessful people think they're doing a favor up close. they are breaking rapport. >> next up, inappropriate eye contact. what does that mean?
>> below the neck? >> that's not eye contact. >> the appropriate amount is 60% eye contact. i look for you and to you and anything above that 80% and above as i talk to you, this is safe for cops and lawyers and moms. libran librarians. i'm not going to break that contact. salesmen will do this. confident people, they know. eyebrows to our nose when we talk to people. if i look at your lips, it's sexual. yore head, i'm talking down to you. it says i don't care what you're saying. changing where we look. >> hand shakes now. >> this is one of my favorites. my son angus is good at this. traditional is thumbs up. some will come in and do what you're doing. this is palm down gesture. you literally have the upper hand. you put me in beggar's pose.
dollar. you're dominating me. successful people take back the power and stroke your ego saying i heard many powerful things about you. >> people put your hand out. >> you're doing a great job on the weekend segment. good job. you don't realize -- >> they're passing something illegal. >> powerful people know it. >> all of this is getting in your way when i give you that palm up. you're crazy. mirroring mistakes. there's a concept that people like people who are like themselves. we know that. soccer moms like soccer moms. athletes like athletes. we can mirror someone to expedite rapport. i can stand here with willie and do what he does. >> is that a good thing or bad thing? >> people who don't know what they're doing will do what i'm
doing quickly. people who have heard about mirroring try to mirror too quickly and comes across phony. they need to wait two or three seconds for an elbow pop. i can wait a couple seconds. fix my earring. it's more natural than trying to be a robot. >> all right. thank you so much. coming up next, where you'll see zac efron tomorrow when we jump-start all of your weekend entertai
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definitely kind of just want to watch over and over again with the whole family. basically any age. >> another one opening tonight for zac efron. >> yes. this is based on a true story of brothers who back in 2013 posted an online ad on craigslist about searching for the perfect dates to take to their sister's wedding in hawaii. now, the film what it explores is what would happen if the sisters were much more mischievous than the brothers. it has memorable moments with zac efron and adam divine. >> they have corner on raunchy. >> definitely fun. >> this is a tear jerker now. totally switching gears. "fathers and daughters." >> this is probably the best assembled cast of 2016 in my opinion. it stars russell crowe.
jane fonda. tells the story of love, loss and tragedies that bring people together. critics aren't crazy about it. the good thing is that audiences seem to like the production and performances here. >> incredible cast. let's hop over to tv. sunday night premiere of "night of." >> the role originally intended for the actor that passed. it's called the summer's next binge obsession. that's huge praise for a show about a pakistani man accused of death he may not have committed. >> let's talk summer concert season. gwen stefani. >> 27 cities kicking off july 12th in massachusetts. she's also going to perform on the "today" show plaza live on
july 15th. tickets are available for her tours which promises all of the hits from "no doubt" along with solo stuff. >> so great. >> let's throw in a summer book. "seinfeld" fans going nuts about this new one. >> jennifer armstrong does a remarkable job in detailing sort of the back story of the phenomenon of the "seinfeld" tv show and breaks everything down from origins of how they met and how the show got started to the long lasting effects it has had on pop culture. if you're a "seinfeld" fan, an incredible collection you should have. >> jack, thank you so much. >> thanks. good to see you. coming up next, think you can do this? willie can do that. that's just a weekend for you, right? calls lasso texas skip. we'll attempt to shatter -- we are not, he is.
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ask your heart doctor about entresto. and help make tomorrow possible. ♪ you're only a day away ♪ >> it is day two of our supreme summer series when we attempt to set a guinness world record here in studio 1a. >> we brought in a pro this time that knows how to work a lasso. bull fighter. traditional trick roper. he will try to shatter the record for the most lasso texas skips in one minute. >> making sure it's all legit is michael. hello again. javier, what is a texas lasso skip? >> the record is right now 80.
i want to get it if i can. it's the hardest trick of the art in mexico. >> skipping through the lasso. >> yes. >> i just want to learn how to lasso like this guy. >> you almost got him. >> that was great. >> we'll leave it up to you and pros. michael, he has to break 80. >> it was set in 2006. this is a long standing record. it's pretty tough to break. javier, are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> let's cue the music. we'll get out of your way and give you room. >> you will start on my go. start spinning. are you ready? >> ready. >> three, two, one. go. ♪
had 100! >> yeah! congratulations. >> amazing. great job. >> flawless. amazing. >> thank you so much. >> beautiful. >> congratulations. javier, that's awesome. michael, thank you. tomorrow we'll try to break a guinness world record for catching popcorn. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. in for another day of dangerous heat and thunderstorms are a possibility for later in the day. let's get you updated on all of it with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> yeah, tracy, today, the heat continues. feeling near 100 degrees. excessive heat warnings still out. this is going to go until tomorrow. that's why we issued the first alert. also, poor air quality so you want to avoid being outside for a prolonged period of time today. it will feel around 100 both
today and tomorrow. look at the temperature now. 85 in philadelphia, 85 in wilmington, 82 in allentown this morning. 88 degrees in atlantic city. as we go through the afternoon, mid 90s, humidity making it feel like triple digits. >> it's day three of that septa slowdownfalloing the removal of 120 defective cars. sky force 10 was over the train station where commuters jockeyed for limited seats. let's get an update on how the commute is shaping up with pamela osborne. >> there's still a lot of issues right now. doylestown train 5307 only operating with two cars. it's operating as express. i'm going to step out of the way and show you. thorndale experiencing delays up to 60 minutes. the inbound service, 20-minute delays there as well. trenton, ten-minute delays, and other delays as well this morning.
. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kopte from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> tt makes you want to dance, doesn't it? thirsty thursday, everybody, july 7th. that is "head over boots" which is what you're going to do when you hear him sing from the album "california sunrise" that debuted number one on the billboard country charts. we have the live foremanance coming up in a little bit. we also have -- >> it's going to debut number one. >> who does that? >> also us with, modern