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>> you got it. thanks so much for joining us. that's all for "nbc 10 news today." we'll have local updates throughout the morning. have a great day. good morning. flashpoint. the battle between donald trump and the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier escalates. the family not letting up. trump doubling down and now hillary clinton is weighing in. >> i don't know where the bounds are. i don't know where the bottom is. >> this morning we'll speak to mr. and mrs. khan about what it's like to be in the middle of a political firestorm. human chain. dramatic video of a driver being rescued from raging floodwaters. six inches of rain in two hours leading to don't devastation in a baltimore suburb. a state of emergency now
declar declared. tragedy in texas. photos taken moments before the debtliest hot air balloon crash in history. more on the 16 people who lost their lives and how it happened. olympic athletes and fans arriving in rio. preparations in full swing. will the city be ready to host its most famous party ever. we headed to copacabana beach to find out, "today," august 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today," countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a monday morning. the 2016 olympic games almost at hand. we made our way to rio's
copacabana beach. sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. take a look at that. copacabana is beautiful on a perfect day and by the way, let's get something straight off the bat. in the united states, some people say rio de janeiro. here they call it rio de janeiro. tomato, tomato. it's freaking beautiful. >> you win the battle of backdrops this morning. may i say to you, two years of college portuguese. we'll catch with you in a moment. looking forward to your tour of the venues and your live interview with the mayor. the dust up between donald trump and the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in the iraq war. hallie jackson joins us with more. >> reporter: donald trump and
his running mate praised humayun khan for his service but trump is questioning why his parents have a right to criticize him. this controversy pitting the gop nominee against gold star parents going nowhere and now putting some republicans in the uncomfortable position again of supporting their candidate but not some of what he's saying. new fallout for donald trump as he questions why he's not allowed to respond to the khans, the parents of an army captain killed in iraq continuing their public campaign against the gop nominee. >> he's a black soul and this is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country. >> reporter: after khizr khan delivered a fiery convention speech. >> you have sacrificed nothing and no one. >> maybe she wasn't allowed to
have anything to say. you tell me. plenty of people have written that. >> reporter: ghazala khan said she was asked to speak but could not overcome by grief adding in a "the washington post" op-ed, trump doesn't know what the word sacrifice means. >> i think i made a lot of sacrifi sacrifices. i work very, very hard. >> reporter: trump called humayun khan a hero and tried to turn the conversation instead to terrorism. democrats aren't letting up. >> to have trump do what he did, i don't know where the bottom is. >> reporter: jeb bush calling trump's comments disrespectful but while mitch mcconnell and paul ryan are releasing statements supporting the khans, they aren't mentioning trump's name. the controversy now putting
trump's temporary proposed muslim ban back in the spotlight even as his team has tried to walk it back in recent weeks. now with wheel visiting khan's grave site in arlington, his father's speech still resonating. >> have you read the united states constitution? >> reporter: the $1 pocket constitution a bestseller on amazon. and more reaction this morning with senator lindsey graham telling nbc news unacceptable doesn't even begin to describe trump's comments but remember similar controversies have not hurt the gop nominee in the past. remember when he said about john mccain possibly not being a war hero? in the meantime, savannah, we're getting a look at a new post-convention poll showing hillary clinton getting a bit of a bounce after philadelphia up four points now and total up seven over donald trump. savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you.
khizr and ghazala khan are with us this morning. i can only imagine what the last few days have been like for you. mr. khan, did you accept this kind of reaction to your speech and how did you think mr. trump himself would respond? >> i did not expect that but the good thing out of all of this has come that there had been so much love, so much courtesy, so much support. i am just amazed. my belief in the goodness of america is reaffirmed. every street corner, we came into this building, everywhere people are supporting our message, people are hugging, holding hands, wanting to get pictures, that is the goodness of america that i was speaking about so the candidate had really, really not been
cognizant of the goodness of this country. >> mrs. khan, one of the things donald trump suggested after your husband spoke at the convention is that you were not allowed to speak. he didn't get into details about who he thought might be preventing you. what is the truth of it? why didn't you speak at the convention? >> actually, i had given my statement why i did not speak because i think it doesn't have to do anything with my religion. my religion doesn't prohibit me to do whatever i want to do for the goodness of mankind and for the goodness of myself and my family. i am very thankful that i have been born in this religion because it does not give me any -- prohibit me from anything that i don't want to do. >> mr. khan, trump said that you viciously attacked him and that
he had to respond. what do you think of that? >> that proves the point that showing him the constitution, the first amendment, freedom of speech, this candidate amazes me. his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges, and yet a private citizen in this political process in his candidacy for stewardship of this country i cannot say what i feel? that proves the point. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> finally, i know that speaker ryan and majority leader mcconnell have praised your son as a hero now and reiterated they do not support the
so-called muslim ban, does that go far enough for you? are you satisfied with their response? >> that is -- i'm grateful. they are as patriotic as we are or as anyone else is, both senator mcconnell, speaker ryan, but i tell you, there had been outpouring support and rebuke of trump. i have e-mail inbox full of assurances that i am right, we are right, and he needs to mend his way. i receive from a prominent republican a written e-mail saying this would be first time that he will not vote. similar e-mails had been pouring
in stating that they are republican all of their lives and yet in this election for the office of president, they will not vote for this candidate. this candidate has not qualified in their judgment to be deserving of their support. >> mr. and mrs. khan, thank you so much for your time this morning. again, thank you for the service of your son. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. another major story this morning, floodwaters ripping a path of death and destruction in baltimore, maryland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the residents of howard county say they've never seen anything like this. the worst flash flood to come through this area in more than half of a century. a state of emergency has been declared and that's because this area got pummeled with six inches of rain in less than two
hours. people desperately clinging to their cars when flash floodwaters went through the center of town catching many by surprise. residents watching helplessly ls their town gets destroyed. two people reported dead in separate incidents swept away by rushing water. over 100 rescues. this video shows residents creating a human chain to save a woman trapped in her car. the floodwaters receded quickly but the damage in the town grim. cars stacked on top of one another. streets ripped apart. >> it looks like a set from a disaster movie. >> reporter: businesses on main street completely destroyed. >> it's devastating to see the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone. i don't even know where to start. >> reporter: the governor declaring a state of emergency. >> i just want to come and hug
people and let them know that we're all going to be with them and help them get back to normal. >> reporter: this historic town was built in 1772 and it was built on top of a river that runs through the center of town. that river rose 14 feet in just 90 minutes. savannah? >> all right. tammy, thank you so much. let's turn to dylan in for al this morning. it seems like it caught people off guard. >> the rain came down so heavily. in two hours, six inches of rain fell. that's the same situation we're seeing this morning. we do still have flash flood watches across southern new jersey and pennsylvania because of this round of heavier rain right here. it's going to exacerbate flooding that occurred. if you get a heavy pocket of rain, that could lead to more flooding. we'll see showers and thunderstorms continue to develop through this morning and more storms later this afternoon and evening.
the flash flood watches are out. through st. louis, stronger storms this morning occurring for the last several hours and more of that heavier rain could fall across the rest of missouri. it's all because of this frontal system. we're waiting for it to make its way offshore. more scattered showers and storms firing up later this afternoon and some of those heavier pockets of rain could cause another one to two inches of rain and if they occur where other heavy rain occurred, that could lead to more flooding. from flooding to fires now. crews are struggling overnight to protect homes from a wildfire that started sunday in the canyons of central montana. it quickly grew to at least 2,000 acres. 500 homes are under evacuation orders now. the red cross has set up emergency shelters. also this morning, the fight against zika is taking on new urgency in the wake of the recent cases in florida that authorities say are most likely from local mosquitos.
we go to miami for this story. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: as senate democrats push for congress to end its recess and approve emergency zika funding, officials in miami are wasting no time focusing on the possibility of more undiagnosed cases. a door to door battle against zika being waged miami. health officials collecting urine samples from residents in a one square mile north of the city's downtown where four people were believed to be infected by mosquitos. >> boots on the ground is the only way you deal with mosquito born illnesses. the question is where? the mosquitos suspected of carrying zika have been found across large section of the u.s. scientists looking at a number of factors have identified cities most at risk including
miami, new orleans, savannah, charleston and mobile, alabama. >> it's hard to deal with. as a parent, it's concerning. >> i think there are a lot more things i should be worrying about. >> reporter: other than zika? >> for sure. >> reporter: crowds are not staying away from miami's popular art district which is considered an active transmission area for zika. local business owners already in the low season slump are grateful. >> only store we have. >> reporter: expectant mothers are taking precautions. and tests from door to door samples could be back as early as today providing a clearer picture of what health officials are up against and the risks residence face. savannah? >> thank you. coming up, we'll show you how drones are now being used to keep zika carrying mosquitos at bay. let's go to matt on copacabana
beach. hey, matt. >> we'll talk did zika concerns here in rio in a little while. this morning, the primary focus getting ready for friday's opening ceremony. last-minute preparations well under way everywhere you look for what will be the first olympic games ever held in south america. nbc's keir simmons has drawn the long straw. he's here with us on copacabana beach. home away from home for the next couple weeks. >> for games eventful before they started, we've seen a doping scandal, a huge political crisis here in brazil and still this morning fears the games won't be ready. in rio this morning, many anxious hours lie ahead. just four days until the olympic opening ceremony. hundreds of millions watching the world's biggest sporting event get under way. but at the athletes village, competitors underwhelmed. organizers rushing to make
repairs. complaints including water running down walls. the australian team tweeting as they were evacuated for a fire, posting pictures of unfinished venues. and along rio's stunning coastline, the polluted waters needed last-minute cleaning. authorities even finding dead bodies in recent weeks. olympic organizers facing security challenges from the city's rising murder rate to rough seas as high tides and big waves on saturday were to blame for the partial collapse of the marina, the main sailing venue of the games. the ioc saying it's confident damage will not affect the preparations for the sailing competition, a 25-person work crew now hoping to finish repairs by friday. they built a dune to stop copacabana's waves from flooding beach volleyball while the military is already standing guard. construction workers are racing to be ready. but close by protesters.
brazil in the grip of a severe recession and political crisis. >> we have a lot of people without jobs. >> reporter: in may, its president, was suspended from office. brazil's new leader accused, too. ironically, fears over zika are fading. the world health organization now calling the risk for infection low and manageable. the international olympic committee u.s. representative remaini ining confident. >> i'm certain they will be ready. i was at olympic village. athletes were there using the facilities. >> reporter: excitement is building. u.s. gymnast simone biles tweeting, "the dream is real." one olympic spokesperson says this always happens. there are fears until the opening and it's forgotten as games are opened.
you've seen it in london and athens. >> been to a lot of venues over the last couple days. lights on 24 hours a day continuing to hammer and sawing. i'll have a tour of some of those olympic venues later in the show and we'll talk to the mayor of rio and ask if his city will be ready. let's go back to savannah in studio 1a. >> thank you so much. dylan and i stuck in the city. what's happening with the weather? >> not going to be the best morning here in new york city or most of the east coast for that matter. we do have heavier pockets of rain this morning. we also have a chance of stronger storms through the northern plains and upper midwest and monsoonal moisture bringing a lot of rain perhaps up to three inches across the southwest. that's a look at the weather ac
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. another steamy day, back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, some breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all-day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area, from philadelphia, the suburbs, and the lehigh valley. and in new jersey, 80s this afternoon. we'll feel like they're closer to 90 degrees in interior new jersey. storms possible at the shore and in delaware, as well, with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. >> all right,t, dylan. thank you. just ahead, what caused the deadliest hot air balloon crash in u.s. history? we're live at that scene with
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♪ good morning. i'm katy zachary. it's a few minutes before 7:30 on your monday. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with a look at your neighborhood forecast. >> clouds over center city, low clouds, and temperatures in the 70s, that will warm into the 80s this afternoon. the humidity will stay with us, and likely fuel more showers and thunderstorms. dry in philadelphia right now. but we've been tracking some showers and heavy downpours with some thunderstorms in ocean county, new jersey. those will move offshore. the threat inland of more storms during the day today, why we've issued a first alert for the rain-soaked areas of the suburbs, the lehigh valley and the poconos through this evening. the possibility of thunderstorms with heavy rain will pose a flash flood threat. katy? >> bill, thanks. it's dry on the roads right now.
let's check in with jessica boyington to see how traffic is moving through center city. >> moving okay, katy. this is the schuylkill expressway around the vine street expressway. just through center city. no problems on the majors. we're just seeing normal volume and delays, norristown, there is an accident, though on east wood street and dekalb street, so watch out for some possible delays in the area. katy? jessica, thanks. we're following some breaking news into the nbc 10 newsroom in philadelphia's frankfort neighborhood is taking place right now. police plan to shut down that street. we're told homes in the area have lost their water service. they're also diverting buses around that scene. the water department, we're told, is on its way there. stay tuned to nbc 10 and you can check nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app for any updates.
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7:30. it's monday morning. 1st of august, 2016. >> we'll have andy grammer with us and matt made his way to rio which means the 2016 olympic games are upon us, matt. it looks beautiful where you are. >> it is so pretty. four days to go until the opening ceremony. a lot of talk about security here. let me show you what's happened. the brazilian navy patrolling just off the coast here at copacabana beach. clearly there's a strong military and security presence. just to give you the lay of the land here. we're at the beach that moves
right into copacabana. this entire stretch is copacabana beach. beach volleyball venue about a quarter mile straight down the beach behind me. tough for you to see. beyond the buildings in the distance, that's where you find another beach. take a look. taking selfies. hoda is out there because she saw that brazilian navy ship. she's yelling, sailors, and they kept going. >> my goodness. already making friends i see. all right. >> now you know what i'm in for for the next couple weeks. >> we'll check back in with you guys in just a moment. let's look at the headlines today. a new poll in the presidential race shows a post-convention bounce for hillary clinton and now leads 46% to 39%. that's a nationwide poll.
last week that same poll showed the race tied following the republican convention. at least two deaths are being blamed on devastating flash flooding in ellicott city, maryland. a half foot of rain fell in just a few hours over the weekend. almost every home and business on main street was damaged. one official calling that flooding the worst he's seen in 50 years. and storms caused problems and delays all weekend at the pga championship in springfield, new jersey. golfers had to play the final two rounds on sunday. in the end, jimmy walker claimed his first ever major by just one stroke. also this morning, investigators with the national transportation safety board are back in a central texas corn field where 16 people died over the weekend in the nation's worst ever hot air balloon accident. nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. investigators know that the hot air balloon was flying too low and it went directly into these
high voltage electrical lines. what they don't know this morning is why. this morning investigators work to find the cause of the tragedy, friends and family remember the 16 lives that it were taken when the balloon hit those power lines. the balloon ride was a birthday gift. matt snapped this picture and texted it to his brother just 12 minutes before the crash. >> even down to the last minu s minutes, pictures of them smiling and laughing. >> another family posted this memorial video on youtube. this trip was a belated mother's day gift. and skip was at the helm just after dawn. they lifted off from an air park in san antonio flying due south in a gentle 5-mile-per-hour breeze but eight miles from where they launched, the balloon still hadn't gained the 170 feet
it needed to clear those power lines and it drifted into the wires. erica gonzalez snapped this photo 24 minutes before the crash. her husband thought the balloon looked unusually close to the tree tops. >> were they climbing? >> it was not going anywhere. >> reporter: recovered in the debris field, 14 electronic devices sent to ntsb in washington hoping to provide clues. >> the ntsb, the full board, has classified their response as an unacceptable response. >> reporter: overnight, the heart of texas air balloon ride company issued a statement saying that they were going to cease operations and to those who lost family and loved ones they said there are simply no words to express our profound
sadness. later this morning, investigators plan to interview the ground crew to see what they may know. >> thank you very much. our hearts go out to those families. we'll shift gears and get a check of the weather with dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather brought to you by walmart. we have everything you need to get ready to go back to school at our every day low prices. >> we have this influx of moisture that's going to stream in from the south setting up typical monsoon season we'll see for the next couple days. perhaps up to three or four inches of rain near tucson where some of these heavier pockets of rain will develop but also keep in mind even where we don't have some of the heavier rain, we could still get some very gusty winds and that could lead to some dust storms out in that area and also some power outages, too. you can see the areas in purple and pink. that's where we could end up
with 1 to 3 inches of rainfall. across this area for the next three days or so before things do taper off as we start to see thchange in good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. another steamy day. back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, some breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all-day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area, for philadelphia, the suburbs, and the lehigh valley. in new jersey, 80s this afternoon. we'll feel like we're closer to 90 degrees in interior new jersey. storms possible at the shore, and in delaware, as well, with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. coming up, an unexpected sing along from the usa men's basketball team and the one player who wasn't having it. plus, it's crunch time in rio with the olympic games four days away. is the city ready?
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for the 2016 olympic games is really reaching a fever pitch. there have been a lot of questions about rio's preparedness as it gets set to welcome the world. we'll chat about that with the city's mayor in just a moment. first, when i arrived, i decided to go right to some of the venues to check on progress firsthand. ♪ i've landed here in rio. i want to give you a tour and what better place to start than right here at the beach. and what better venue to show you than the premiere venue at the summer olympic games, beach volleyball, or as al calls it, the best sport ever. the beach volleyball venue is right smack dab in the middle of copacabana, the most famous beach in all of brazil. the roar of the crowd will be second only to the roar of the waves. one of the things you have to keep an eye out for during the
summer games, the venue here for beach volleyball is literally right on the beach. that's the atlantic here. 50 yards from us. on certain days those waves end up in this venue. that's a concern because at any given match up to 12,000 people will feel these stands. stands which are still being finished. we're standing here and we're a week away from the olympics and i still hear hammering. is that making you nervous? >> yes. nervous and excited. >> the venue manager is a former pro volleyball player himself. it's a party. it's serious. they are competing for the gold but it's supposed to be a party. >> it's serious for the athletes. if you become a gold olympic medalist, that can change your life. >> 21 miles west of copacabana, thousands of other athletes hope
to change their lives at the olympic park located in the rio neighborhood of baja. >> this is futures arena, swimming with the mural and ten nis front of me. half a million people are expected to visit rio for these games and the aquatics venue is bound to be one of the most electric. the water is calm now but when the games begin in the aquatic center, michael phelps, missy franklin, ryan lackty. >> this is where rowing takes place. it's controversial because of the levels of toxic pollution in that water. the athletes have begun arriving. gold medal dreams within their reach and back at the beach volleyball venue, preparations continue for the biggest party rio has ever seen.
here at copacabana beach, i'm joined by the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. mr. mayor, great to see you. >> my pleasure. welcome to rio. >> thank you. other than us requesting an interview, what's keeping you up at night? >> it's an amazing event. a lot of athletes here. things are fine. we'll move on. >> you read the headlines like everybody else about zika and crime and corruption and pollution. how does rio go about making a better second impression than the first impression some people have right now? >> i think obviously this is a city that has problems. it's not a perfect city but the city has got much better because of the games. lots of transformation. you look at the beach here in copacabana. so there was some reports saying bacteria in the waters of copacabana that kills people. the ones that come from rio would be all dead if it was
true. >> the water quality in some of the areas is a problem. government promised to reach certain quality standards. fell short. you said it was a missed opportunity. >> it is a problem in some areas. it's not a problem for the games. the areas where we are holding the sailing competition, that's not a problem there. it's a problem for the city of rio and a problem we have to solve. but if you look at copacabana beach and where rowing is going to be, that's clean water. it's safe water. so there won't be problems. >> what is the current status of the zika outbreak here? >> we're in winter now. i know that winter in new york is different from here. but we are in winter. this is dry season. so we don't have much zika cases now. not a big issue for the games. there are more cases of zika in florida at this moment than what
we have here in rio. everything is working properly. >> you said it's crazy to try an olympic cup and olympic in two years. will the city be ready? >> they are ready. this is a temporary venue that you're showing. it takes the place on the beach and we love the beach. if we start building that too early, that's going to be population mad at us. >> write the headline you want to read the day after closing ceremony. >> best celebration ever. rio is a special place. brazil is special country. if you decide to come to rio, it will be amazing games. >> big newspaper with that long of headline on it. thank you for the restaurant recommendations. the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. savannah, back to you. >> thank you so much. coming up, the big winners and surprises at last night's teen
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uncovered tweets she used the n word on several occasions in the past. hay said i admit i used language publicly in the past which i am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. she continues, i'm proud to say that i am today a better person. the miss universe organization confirm they're sticking by their winner. the language karlie hay used is unacceptable at any age and in no way reflects the values of the miss universe passion. this is the second hit they took when they shared this image of their top five social media immediately took issue people saying they all look the same. chrissy teigen tweets wow, how can we choose from such a diverse bunch. a bumpy weekend for the organization as a whole. just ahead, a live concert
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good morning. i'm katy zachary. it's almost 8:00 on your monday morning. let's get right the to meteorologist bill henley with a look at your forecast today. storms are in our future, right, bill? >> yeah, not seeing them yet, but this afternoon and this evening, that's when we'll most likely see more showers and thunderstorms develop. for now, it's cloudy and steamy, too. low clouds over philadelphia and high humidity and temperatures are stuck in the 70s. but we will see them warm into the 80s this afternoon. then we'll be watching for showers and thunderstorms. so far, the activity has been in central new jersey. that's pushing offshore. a good chance we'll see some heavy downpours at times during the day. katy? >> bill, thanks. let's get a check of the roads right now with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. really one of our first issue of the morning, right? >> definitely. and because there's an accident on the schuylkill expressway, this is actually our cameras around the roosevelt boulevard. so schuylkill around route 1 and headed westbound. so headed away from the city and
towards the king of prussia area, a 33-minute drivetime right now, that's because we're approaching an accident scene right there. that's pretty heavy. about double what it normally is. out in cheltenham, there's an accident on cedar road and marvin road, so watch out for that, katy. >> jessica, thank you. happening now, repair crews are on the scene of a water main break in the frankfort section of philadelphia. nbc 10 was on the scene along ara street. the main broke within the last hour, gushing water down that street. we're told some homes lost their water service. septa has diverted bus service around that area. in montgomery county, police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment complex that left at least one person dead. nbc 10 was on the scene on forest avenue in ambler. police tell us the shooting happened around midnight. one neighbor says she heard about five gunshots. police are expected to release more details later today and when they do, we'll bring them to you. i'm katy zachary. thanks for joining us. we'll see you in 25.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, countdown to rio. we made our way to the world famous copacabana beach with only four days until the opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games. plus, fashion with a purpose. we've got the hottest new maternity fashion which is you're expecting. ♪ and keep your head up. music sensation andy grammer is here to perform to a packed plaza, "today," monday, august 1st, 2016. ♪ >> we came all of the way from albany to see andy grammer.
we love you. >> we love andy grammer! ♪ >> good morning, chicago! >> florida loves andy grammer. ♪ we're back now on a monday morning with a split edition of "today" from new york where that guy, andy grammer, is getting set to perform in our next half hour and rio de janeiro and copacabana beach where the olympics kick off in just four days. guys, you're having fun in new york. i'm having fun here in rio. can i mention something before we go any further? on friday everyone at nbc lost a dear friend. suzanne wright, the wife of the former chairman of nbc passed away after an illness. she was a force of nature.
a dynamic person. anyone who ever worked at nbc under her time will tell you that when you got here, she made you feel as if you were part of a special family. she was your defender she was your cheerleader and advocate passionate about this network. after she and bob left, she turned that passion and all of her energy into raising awareness for people and families living with autism and finding a cure for autism. our condolences to bob and their children. she was a wonderful, wonderful lady. >> she did so much for autism. we send our love to the wright family. thank you. let's go over to tamron for the top stories. >> donald trump campaigns in battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania today but controversy will follow him after his remarks about the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in iraq. nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington this morning with the latest.
good morning, andrea. >> good morning. hillary clinton is calling on republicans to abandon donald trump and in her words put country before party because of his controversial comments about captain khan and his family. wrapping up a bus trip that was supposed to be about jobs in the rust belt, hillary clinton and tim kaine pivoted to denouncing donald trump over comments he made about humayun khan and his family. >> i think donald trump pose as serious threat to our democracy. it's going to be up to all of us to repudiate the hatefulness. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify over the weekend in a statement calling captain khan a hero to our country but he added the real problem was the radical islamic terrorists who killed him. khan's father who addressed the democratic national convention last week responding earlier on
"today." >> this candidate amazes me, his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> reporter: clinton and kaine at an ohio road stop on sunday. even talked to reporters, something she rarely does about trump's comments. >> he has throughout the course of his campaign consistently l insulted and demeaned people around the world. one doesn't know where the bottom is. just reinforces the doubts that
any american should have about his campaign and the potential candidacy that he's offering to the american people. >> in a scathing statement, republican senator lindsey graham said that not criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier even if they criticize you used to be sacred in america and that unacceptable doesn't even begin to describe what trump has done. tamron? >> andrea, thank you very much. at least two people are dead and hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to help maryland recover from severe flooding. more than six inches of rain fell in just a couple hours saturday night. people and cars were swept up in a torrent of water as it rushed through ellicott city. among those rescued, this is incredible video. a woman pulled from her car by a human chain of volunteers. one official said the town looked like the set of a disaster movie. a seat belt may have saved the florida driver who survived
this frightening car crash caught on camera. you see a half dozen times bystanders are afraid it will catch fire, flip the car right side up, cut the man's seat belt and get him out. he was air lifted to the hospital. nobody else was hurt. police are investigating the cause of that crash. that looks like a stunt film. crazy there. >> hard to watch. >> tamron, thank you. as we told you earlier, new urgency in the fight against zika in the wake of four new cases found in florida and another part of the south, a new weapon developed to keep that diseased at bay. >> reporter: new alarm over zika after health officials say three men and a woman in florida were infected with the virus likely by local mosquitos. these are the first documented cases of local transmission in the u.s. now, houston. another prime breeding ground for mosquitos is launching this
secret weapon in the fight against zeke. the drones are part of a partnership between microsoft and harris count. microsoft researchers ethan jackson sets up smart mosquito traps in backyards, at parks and in the woods. the traps will trap and prevent zika before it becomes an epidemic. >> we built a mosquito catching robot. >> reporter: with artificial intelligence, they detect vibration of mosquito wings and capture them to be studied. in the next phase microsoft will deploy automated drones equipped with mapping technology and they'll scan the area and identify mosquito hot spots. the data is turned around almost immediately to show what time of day mosquitos are the most active. that's a huge spike. >> this is the time of day where you don't want to be out in the
yard. >> reporter: 8:00 at night. >> going to be a soccer player like his dad. >> reporter: for brittany, zika is a major concern. she's eight months pregnant with baby boy. >> it worries me to know that this species of mosquitos lives in houston, texas, and i'm doing everything i can to make sure we remain safe. >> we say this is a game changer for us. >> reporter: the $1.9 billion in federal aid proposed by president obama has stalled in congress and now harris county says local funding is running low. >> one way is between a rock and a hard place. this is about real people. this is about real communities. this is about impact on human beings. >> reporter: pushing houston to bet on tech to help control the crisis. coming up next, no parachute, no wing suit, meet
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we're back with what's trending. we'll bring matt into this later. have you ever gone sky diving? >> twice. >> twice is my limit. not going three. >> what's the biggest fear when you're in the air? >> the parachute doesn't open. >> i thought you might say that. imagine doing it with no parachute at all. on purpose. this is what one guy did and he made history for doing it. the first to sky dive without a parachute, without a wing suit. he took a leap of faith you might say at 25,000 feet above california. look at this. just falling. there he goes. he landed in a 10,000 square foot net. a net. it's about the size of a football field. his name is luke akins. spent a year and a half preparing for this he'll join us live tomorrow on "today" for his first interview at which point we'll say why? >> what if you miss the net? >> i watched this live when it
happened, he landed a little too right on that net. i would want to be more in the center. >> he landed just right. he didn't miss. >> good point. now this story about mother nature. would you feel better about an erupting volcano and its scorching hot lava coming at you if the hot lava was smiling at you. isn't that sweet. appears to be smiling. a big fiery smile. it has gone viral. >> i love it. >> smiley faces in nature. in random places. >> matt loves a good smiley face. he's over in rio. >> i love that it smiles at you until it doesn't. and then you're in trouble. i was at a trending moment that's related to athletes traveling to these games. remember the song from the early 2000, 1,000 miles by vanessa
carlton. it's had a sudden resurgence made popular by the u.s. men's basketball team. take a look. this video they took on their flight. ♪ i need you ♪ i miss you >> the team loves it. clearly everybody is excited having a great time but then the camera pans over to carmelo anthony. he's not having it. apparently not a fan of that song unenthused by the sing along as well. we can assume he's focused on the competition. >> the memes on that are hilarious. >> of all of the songs. >> matt, thank you. let's begin with teen choice awards. we have your recap this morning.
the crowd was entertained with the impression of the presidential candidates. the talked about moment of the night, the emotional tribute to victims of gun violence. the actress took the stage with families impacted by recent tragedies and asked teens to unite in the call for peace and justin timberlake accepted his decade award encouraging love and compassion and using muhammad ali's example. >> you will fall down. i have many times. even ali did. what we do after that fall is how we make history because impossible is nothing. >> up next, the wizard of the weekend. "harry potter" is back in a new play and book. the book hit store shelves as the play opened in london on saturday. fans waited hours for its release. copies as you can imagine instantly disappearing from store shelves and the most
preordered book on amazon in nine years. the the story follows harry as an adult. magic continuing at 37 years old. there won't be another book but wanted to give fans something special and katy perry debuted her new single life writing the song for the music in rio. now, your first look at the music trailer. >> don't be surprised ♪ ♪ i will still rise ♪ >> catch the full video on thursday at 8:00 p.m. on nbc.
for more "pop start" stories, head to today.com. >> i love the song. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ihop. come together over breakfast. >> after a very hot week last week, we're going to see things cool down quite a bit across the northeast with temperatures actually below average. more heat is going to build back into the central plains especially this afternoon and then as we go into tomorrow, too. we do have some scattered excessive heat watch for st. louis. it doesn't get started until tomorrow. heat advisories for tulsa down through shreveport. again not just because of the heat but because of the humidity. that makes it feel so much more uncomfortable and hard for your body to cool down. temperatures in topeka, six degrees above average. tulsa, 98. dallas, 100 degrees. st. louis, 88 today. look at what happens tomorrow. 97 degrees. we're 95 by the time we get to
the middle of the week and it's your heat index that will feel like it's 100 to 110 degrees. that will make it brutal and it will eastward by the time we get into next week. in the meantime, enjoy a nice cooldown. boston, 72. that's ten degrees below average. d.c. will still be on the hot side. most of the northeast up into new england temperatures only in the 70s and 80s. very good morning. i'm meteorology bill henley. another steamy day. back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, am breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area. for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. in new jersey, 80s this afternoon. we'll feel closer to 90 degrees in the tearier new jersey. storms possible at the shore and in delaware as well with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day.
>> that's your latest forecast. savann savannah? >> let's head back down to matt on the famous copacabana beach in rio de janeiro. >> all right. thank you very much. the opening ceremony on friday night. the games begin then. the countdown is on and if history is any indication, team usa is gearing up for another big showing at these games. i want to show you the all-time summer olympic medal count. the u.s. leads with 976 gold medals. that is more than double the second place team, the former soviet union's unified team. they had 440 golds and in third place, great britain with 223.5. we're tracking down that half to figure that out. one of the headlines going into rio has been the russian doping scandal and that's adding to the relevance of a new documentary called "the last goal" that puts a spotlight on a similar scandal 40 years ago. it is one of the greatest untold
stories in olympic history. >> they came out of nowhere. the times dropped by dozens of seconds in less than a year. >> the u.s. women's swim team came to montreal games expecting to win big in 1976 but their fortunes suddenly changed. the surprise dominance of the east german team was breathtaking. 40 gold medals in total. 11 out of 13 in women's swimming alone. a performance that years later would help expose east germany's systemic state sponsored doping program. >> it was astonishing. you would have thought at first these are men. >> subject of a new documentary called "the last gold." >> in one year, these girls had gotten so much better and different looking than they had
looked in munich because in munich i didn't notice them at all to be honest with you. and now they're beating us in a 200 meter race by 25 meters. all of a sudden in one year they got that strong. for some weird reason. >> which documents the doping epidemic that cost american swimmers a chance at olympic greatness. >> silver medals are piling up. that's not what she wants. she wants a piece of gold. >> i'm watching the very first night of 100 freestyle take fourth, fifth and seventh place and not by a tenth of a second but a full body length. i'm watching that. i mean, it just doesn't make sense to me. >> not all was lost in montreal for the women of team usa. with the pool tilted against them, the underdog americans mounted one final charge. coming together to pull off what
is now seen as a remarkable win capturing gold in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. >> i think there needs to be compassion for this group of women who competed and did their best and were really treated horribly by not recognizing what they did. it's hard. you can't go back. you've stolen the right to compete and see where you fall on an equal playing field. that's what sports is all about. >> really extraordinary to realize that happened 40 years ago and yet still from olympics to olympics from so mucha to here it's an issue we're still dealing with every year. you can see "the last gold" tonight on nbc sports network.
that's going to do it for us in rio this morning. we saw her earlier on the beach. tomorrow, hoda joins the fun. she's standing back here. we'll have a lot more from copacabana. let's go back to tamron and sheinelle. >> looks beautiful. >> coming up, savannah and dylan are busy. this is adorable. getting ready for maternity fashion show. >> we didn't get the
good morning. i'm katy zachry. we're expecting rain and storms through much of our area later today. meteorologist bill henley is here with that. >> for now, cloudy skies for most of the area. clouds haven't budged from wilmington. the temperatures climbing from the 70s into the 80s this afternoon. the steamy conditions continue. we're already seeing showers and some thunderstorms this morning. the jersey shore, those are now offshore, but another round of showers heading across delaware bay and into south jersey. more storms later today. katy. >> thanks. jessica boyington is standing by with a look at traffic. still an issue on the schuylkill expressway near route 1. >> still an issue, approaching
an accident scene. we're seeing big delays here headed westbound. out of the city, towards the king of prussia area. 36 minutes. this is typically about a 13-empty trip at about this time. we're adding on another 20 minutes to your morning drive. westbound to the blue route, also watching the p.a. turnpike westbound for an accident in upper dublin. that's webound around susquehanna road. >> thanks. now, to the septa slowdown. beginning today, a new policy could impact your commute home. if you ride the regional rails from center city. riders will have to buy tickets before boarding at any stations in philadelphia during the evening rush. that's between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. septa made the move because of skeling issues following the loss of more than 100 defective rail cars. i'm katy zachry. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another local update.
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another big concert on friday. blake shelton is in the house. he's letting his fans pick one of his songs on his set list. you can pick. >> between now and wednesday just go to "today's" twitter page and vote for "honey being" boys round here" or "ol red." >> fans got to pick one of your songs that you're going to do. >> we're excited. also ahead, staying comfortable and fashionable when you're expecting. we have the best new maternity fashions. dylan and i are modeling and so are our "today" producers who are expecting. >> taking a look at the weather across the country today, we're going to see a chance of
scattered showers in the northeast and in the southeast the storms will redevelop later this afternoon. to the middle of the week, best chance of scattered showers and storms will be down along the gulf coast and also in the southwest where we have some monsoonal moisture pushing in. by the end of the week, showers in the southwest and then down across the gulf coast down through florida and through most of the ohio and tennessee river valleys we could see scattered showers and storms. let's talk temperatures. we'll be below normal in the northeast after a hot week last week. above average temperatures working into the plains through the midwest by the middle of the week. we'll see it spread farther east with below normal temperatures because of rain and clouds in the southwest likely by the end good morning. i'm meteorology bill henley. another steamy day. back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, some breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area. for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. in new jersey, 80s this
afternoon. we'll feel closer to 90 degrees in the interior new jersey. storms possible at the shore and in delaware as well with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> this morning we're kicking off a special series "expecting today." i'm not the only one around here with a baby on board. it's hard to find fashion that is affordable and stylish. we have our "today" style editor. nice to see you. a bunch of "today" producers as well as dylan dreyer who is expecting as well. maternity style has changed so much. it's not just the tent dress anymore. >> it's changed so much. you should be so proud of that bump and show it off. no more hiding under tents. you can make a statement with your bump. that's why i was excited to put
you in a casual look. >> should i model. >> easy to get a trendy look today. i will say anyone who has been pregnant will tell you invest in designer denim. you have a great pair on. destination maternity is a retailer that i love because they have a wide assortment and just like yesterday i was looking, they have a 40% off sale on markdowns. i look for them for designer duds and big deals. they also have a pea in the pod and play with layers and proportion. you have a skinny jean on which you can wear but longer length drop tank. the wedges are comfortable like you see and blazer shorter than the tank is okay. a long necklace ex-e. >> she's modeling a jumpsuit. >> i don't know what to do. >> some people in early pregnancy ask me do i have to start wearing maternity. you don't have to do anything. >> i asked that same question.
>> go for a size up or two if that's what you like. the jumpsuits are great. head to toe look. this is from h&m. it's trendy. i love the long vest. you see lots of people wearing it, pregnant and not pregnant. a great topper that you can put over leggings or jeans and if you just twit to the front, that belt, you can belt at the perfect spot to kind of help show off the baby bump that's about to grow. >> how cute is dylan. >> craving golden grahams. >> next is mandy miller. we were pregnant last time. she's married to one of our producers. >> mandy love dresses that have an interesting hem. it was a great talking point. your neckline and hemline are not pregnant. you can have fun and do a handkerchief hem. we got this at macy's. i love the panelling and detail.
you can wear a pattern. this panel that comes in and it's at the waistline is super flattering and makes you fell like you have a shape and don't have to get lost in a shapeless shift. have fun. we were inspired by adele so we wanted to have fun with makeup. great look for going out to dinner or baby shower or anything. >> another minute. two models. we heard egg and cheese sandwich was your order. let's bring in the active look. >> you live in leggings. have fun. 20 bucks. the t-shirt. ice, ice, baby. this is a great thing to do if you're in that phase of do i look pregnant, do i not look pregnant? make a statement with your bump. that's perfect. >> here's your ice, ice, ice cream that you crave and we have lexy. can't believe it. how cute is she? >> she's adorable. you can wear stripes.
you can wear horizontal stripes in your last trimester. this is the only time you embrace spandex. a fitted dress and jean jacket. a comfortable look that can be dressed up and down. >> you look adorable. >> peanut butter for lexy. >> we added 40 more looks online at today.com. check out the article. i'm very excited and any questions about maternity fashion, i'm your girl. >> you're always our girl. thank you so much. more fashion choices on today.com. coming up next, concert time. andy grammer live on our citi stage. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
and there's no minimum balance. you're alright... with simply right checking from santander bank. ♪ are you feeling alright, baby? ♪ >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> welcome to "today" on a monday morning. our crowd is so ready for andy grammer to perform.
first, andy's climb to the top. ♪ >> landed on the billboard hot 100 chart multiple times with hits like "fine by me." and "keep your head up." but pop star andy grammer came from humble beginnings. >> he has that american rag to riches story. he started out on the streets of california scoring one of 2015's biggest singles. >> with its upbeat melody, "honey i'm good" was song of the summer. he's a familiar face around here, too. in march, andy live serenaded our "today" wedding couple as they said their i dos.
his new single "fresh eyes" was released friday and at the end of the month he kicks off a nationwide tour but his first stop, our summer concert stage. here to perform "fresh eyes" ladies and gentlemen, andy grammer. ♪ i got fresh eyes never seen you before like this ♪ ♪ my god you're beautiful ♪ it's like the first time when we open the door ♪ ♪ before we got used to usual ♪ it might seem superficial, stereotypical, man ♪ ♪ you dress up just a little and
i'm like oh damn ♪ ♪ so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's mine ♪ ♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes fresh eyes ♪ ♪ so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe she's mine ♪ and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ♪ ♪ fresh eyes ♪ appreciation well it comes and it goes ♪ ♪ but i, i'll ride that wave with you ♪ ♪ it's human nature to miss what's under your nose ♪ ♪ until you until you remind a fool ♪ ♪ maybe all of this is simple ♪ my heart's unconditional ♪ you dress up just a little and i'm like oooh damn ♪ ♪ sowedly i'm in love with a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's
mine ♪ ♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes ♪ ♪ fresh eyes ♪ so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's mine ♪ ♪ and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ♪ ♪ fresh eyes ♪ oh yeah ♪ if i could bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, i would ♪ ♪ i would bottle this up ♪ cause you're gorgeous in this moment ♪ ♪ if i could bottle this up, i would ♪ ♪ so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's mine ♪ ♪ now all i see is you with
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>> we are so excited to have andy grammer back on our citi concert stage. welcome back to the plaza. i learned a new word this morning. andy was a street performer before he was a worldwide star and they call that busking. you have come a long way. >> come a little ways. so sweet to be here and all these people. i love you! [ applause ] >> going out on a 40 city tour at the end of the month. do you like being onn ethe road? >> yes to go and rock and see everybody is the best. >> you just performed your brand new song "fresh eyes eyes". what's the inspiration for that story? >> you have that moments where they put on a special dress or
tell a joke and you are like, man, you're incredible. that's what that is about. >> it has to be awesome to have people choose your song. they have spoken. do you know the answer? >> keep your head up, right? >> it wasn't even close. "keep your head up." going to play it for us now. take it away. ♪ ♪ i've been waiting on the sunset ♪ ♪ bills on my mindset ♪ i can't deny they're getting high ♪
♪ higher than my income ♪ incomes breadcrumbs ♪ i've been trying to survive ♪ the glow that the sun gets ♪ right around sunset ♪ helps me realize ♪ this is just a journey ♪ sfoet drop your worries ♪ you're going to turn out fine ♪ ♪ fine you turn out fine ♪ but you got keep your head up ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ i know it's hard i know it's hard ♪ ♪ to remember times ♪ but you got to keep your head up ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair d n
down ♪ ♪ am i going to turn out fine ♪ you'll turn out fine ♪ fine, horch you'll turn out fine ♪ ♪ but you have to keep your up ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ you have got to keep your head up ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down ♪ keep your head up ♪ and you can let your air down ♪ ♪ only rainbows after rain ♪ the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ it's a circle circling ♪ around again it comes around again ♪ ♪ i said only rainbows after rain ♪ ♪ the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ it's a circle circling ♪ around again it comes around ♪ got to keep your head up
♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ you got keep your head up ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ i know hits hard ♪ to remember times ♪ but you got to keep your head up ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ keep your head up ♪ and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ keep your head up ♪ and can let your hair down >> hear more from andy grammer and all of our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. andy will be back with more music in just a bit. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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remember to include a photo. >> we take 75th wedding anniversaries as well. >> none today. >> all about the love. >> what is coming up? >> andy grammer with us and how to turn fresh farmer market fines into a delicious meal. we'll be eating at your house. >> exactly. >> no one comes to my house. >> we'll be back after your local news.
good morning. i'm pamela osborne. let's get you first alert neighborhood weather forecast from meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> good morning. mostly cloudy skies. the clouds are starting to thin out a bit. that's the view across the delaware, philadelphia. warm into the 80 this afternoon. but we're likely going to see more showers and thunderstorms. we're tracking showers right now moving through northern cape may
county. heavier downpour passing hoffman's mill. in lower bucks county, heading to the trenton area, heavy downpours there. showers and thunderstorms even more likely this afternoon. pamela. >> all right, thank you. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington joining us with a look at the roads. >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway starting to see relief in the last two minutes. you can see where we're slowing in both directions westbound and eastbound. after the earlier accident scene, we're getting better. 22 minutes westbound to the blue route, and watching for an accident on east hector street and jones street. pamela. >> a water main break in fra frankford is causing troubles this morning. philadelphia police have shut down a street and the k, j, and 75 bus routes are being detoured. if you live in the area, you also do not have water right
now. if you read septa's regional rail in the afternoon, you can only pay for your ticket before you get on the train starting today, because you have to buy your tickets before you board any of the stations in philadelphia between 3:00 and 6:30 in the afternoon. septa made the move because of scheduling issues following the loss of more than 100 defective rail cars. i'm pamela osborne. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app.
>> this morning on "today's take," andy grammer is here so keep your head up as we kick off your workweek. then, a big bang on the big screen with merrill stream and hugh grant and a homemade twist on takeout you can make tonight. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. the 1st day of august, 2016. can you believe we're in august? summer is flying by. >> can't think that way. >> it's good. august is good. we love you, august. thank you for joining us.
i'm tamron along with dylan and jenna. willie and al are nowhere to be found. haven't seen them in a couple days. eventually they will pop back up. our morning jam "honey i'm good" by andy grammer kicking off the week with a fun concert on our plaza. he'll come inside and talk to us and he's going to play fishbowl. does he have to pick the questions? >> we're not announcing anything big around here. >> don't look at me. >> are you engaged? >> i was not getting engaged. i was hanging out but not telling you with who. i did run into -- >> she was hanging out with -- >> knock it off, girls. this is what happens when co-hosts come. they out all of your personal life. i was at the beach with people that i won't name. these things popped up on the
beach. deer. >> i saw you post this on instagram. where were you? >> an undisclosed location. >> what state? >> new york state. >> deer on the beach? >> we were sitting there. i had a few drinks of soda. and i had my dog with me. i hear her and then i hear a slow roar of people going oh my god what is that? we look over and the deer just walk past. i have on a swimsuit so i can't show the selfie. >> you know you want to? >> i can't show that. >> i went all rio. >> no, i didn't. >> it's so different than the mom suit. the rio suit. >> nevertheless the deer and someone wrote what kind of witch craft is going on there.
people on the beach said they had never seen it before either. it was crazy. >> bittersweet. >> i feel like we should ask the -- >> if i was a deer and it was 95 degrees, i would be on the beach. >> let me dip my toe in. you had a fun vacation. >> it was a staycation. my in-laws went out of town and we watched the puppy for a week. never did my hair or makeup. it was the best. it was nice to get out of the city. >> when you golf around your stomach -- >> i don't know if it's because i'm having a little boy or what but my golf game is on point. >> they say you have a better sense of gravity. >> when you a boy? >> no. being pregnant in general keeps you more balanced. >> guys with beer bellies, they are always golfing, right?
i feel like i can -- the problem is i don't have golf maternity clothes so my pants were just open. they don't button anymore. >> maybe you should wear a thong. >> they come in handy. >> on the golf course. >> that's a great idea. stay tuned for next week. >> i have a preview for your weekend coming up. this is what we do every sunday night. we have family dance party. last night we tried to introduce the girls to great musicians after "frozen." >> that does not look like dance party. >> look at that smile. >> look at those eyes. >> she loves it. >> that's how they dance. >> those are good moves. >> what song was playing? >> "frozen."
>> that's not the highest quality. looks like there's bacteria growing on the camera. >> what was the song of the weekend for your crew? >> we do every other person chooses. mila chooses "frozen." and "we didn't start the fire." but speaking of music, guess who turns 35 today? mtv. they began this day in 1981. only one day before dylan dreyer began. >> i began tomorrow in 1981. >> her birthday is tomorrow. in honor of it, mtv is launching classic mtv shows and music. at noon they'll air the original first hour of mtv's programming.
first video we remember it. "we didn't kill the radio star." it was the very first music video ever shown on mtv. >> i love music videos. >> my favorite mtv era was when they just played music. you would sneak in to watch racy new videos. >> i fell in love with david bowie. >> madonna "living on a prayer." >> those were classics. what are your favorites? >> i love the music, of course. i'm ten years older than both of you. i like music. this is forming who i am today. my favorite shows were "cribs." and "yo mtv raps" because i'm a
fanatic and i loved "run house." i did transition from music to the shows. i like some of "the real world" early on. >> what were your shows? >> it wasn't on mtv for long. i loved "my so-called life." >> was it on mtv? >> i think it started on abc and reruns went over to mtv. drama at its finest. >> i dyed my hair to look like angela chase with red cokool-ai. it was staining of the bathroom counter. >> ever died your hair can kool-aid? >> no. >> of course. you want a punk rock look. >> did it work on black hair? >> the color -- i wouldn't think
red would show up. >> it made it -- if you leave it on forever and then it would look like highlights. frosted. you know what else something cool, we'll transition. do we have permission to show it? we had attorney working in the background to make sure we could air this. a cool surprise that's gone viral. drivers were pulled over in virginia heat this weekend but they didn't get tickets. there you are. pulled over. officer says beep beep. you think, okay, i have to talk my way out of this in my imaginary car. >> are you familiar with 1039? it's against the law to drive on
a hot day without an ice cream cone. so we're just making sure that everybody is following the laws today and driving with ice cream. i'm officer warner. this is the chief of police. we want to make sure you were in compliance. >> just made my day. she's, like, all right, how am i going to get out of this ticket? do you know? we salute them. >> so nervous and then getting a surprise. >> and when it's ice cream -- >> what else do we have? >> speaking of food, from ice cream to pizza, let's move onto pizza now. lebron james posted a photo of his pizza order on facebook. he had 16 toppings. this is what they were. spicy red sauce, shredded -- we
have one. >> that only has three toppings. >> keep going. >> shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, grilled chicken, turkey meatballs, banana peppers, fresh basil, garlic, green bell peppers, red onions, spinach, sea salt, oregano, olive oil. he did post it with a caption don't order when starving. >> this is blake pizza. >> this is just pizza because we can. >> i won't complain. >> save me a piece. i'll do weather and be right back. >> we'll save it for you and the baby. >> baby likes pizza.
let's look at the weather over the country. over the weekend, flooding near maryland where six inches of rain fell in two hour's time. it's the storm system that moved through. this morning we're looking at the chance of storms to redevelop and if some of those storms happen over the areas that were hard hit over the weekend, we could see more flooding. that's why we do have flash flood watches across eastern pennsylvania and parts of new jersey. heavy rain moved through st. louis this morning and more heavy rain is likely to move back in later on today. this area of low pressure is continuing to move offshore but it still keeps things unsettled through the day today. as we go into this afternoon, more showers and more storms to pop up. not every town will get one but we are looking at just those scattered showers. keep an eye to the sky if you are out and about today. we could see an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain in the mid-atlantic region. elsewhere, we could end up with 1 to 2 inches in the
good morning. i'm meteorology bill henley. another steamy day. back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, some breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area, for philadelphia, the suburbs, and the lehigh valley. in new jersey, 80s this afternoon. we'll feel closer to 90 degrees in interior new jersey. storms possible at the shore and in delaware as well with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day. >> that's your your latest fore. >> thanks, dylan. >> up next, honey he's so good. pop star andy grammer. there he is. been entertaining the crowd all morning long. >> we're having pizza. we're 100% doing pizza. >> eating pizza and doing whatever else you request. send in your tweets. oh boy. we'll be
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>> once you hear his songs, you can't get them out of your head. that's great thing. we're talking about multiplatinum superstar andy grammer fresh off a live concert on the plaza. a packed house. >> so much fun. he's getting ready to head back out on u.s. tour but he stopped here first. good morning. >> good to see you all. >> we heard your song "fresh eyes." love it. i love how you wrote it and your description of where the song came from. >> yeah. >> you told us earlier. this is going to be part of your third album. >> third album, yep. >> how's that coming along? >> coming along. i wrote a ton of songs. i have a bunch more to write. so i'll be writing during the day and at night playing shows. i didn't want to take a break. >> you told us the writing process. the last album had 101 songs and last song became --
>> 101 was "honey i'm good." you have to keep pushing and writing. you have to sing your authentic truth. just write it down and sing it. it's much harder than that. you have to define music and lyrics that when someone hears it, they connect with it. >> your truth is upbeat. your songs are music we put on if we're having bad days. do you have bad days? >> i definitely have bad days. >> every time you're here you're smiling. >> those are always good days. i have a new single. tour is coming. you just gave me pizza. this is a good day right now. >> do you put on your own music? when i'm having a bad day, i listen to "honey i'm good." >> i don't do that. if you were just i'm having a bad day i'll put myself on. i don't do that. >> who do you listen to? >> i love billy joel.
stevie wonder. coldplay. people that write good songs. >> you were sweet to participate in our big greek wedding on the street. did you know what you were signing up for? it went viral. you sang. it was incredible. >> it was awesome. fun. whenever you call, i'm down for whatever clearly as you can see. you know what was sweet? they were so sincere. amidst crazy new yorkness, they were sweet and sincere. >> i will tell you, that song i was singing for the rest of the month. >> rest of the year. >> i can't stop. your songs get stuck in my head. >> even with "fresh eyes" i listen to it a lot when i'm trying to do a mix so right now that's in my head. you listen to it all day every day. >> finishing the next album?
>> probably beginning of next year hopefully. >> we have something to look forward to. >> i got a lot of stuff. may play new stuff on tour. >> don't go anywhere. andy has another song for us and will dipping into the fishbowl. if you could have a superpower, what would it be? coming up next. >> we're just hey, honey?
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we are back with singing superstar andy grammer. it's time to get to know him better with celebrity fishbowl. dig on in there. >> as many as possible. come on. >> what's your guilty pleasure? >> a pizza cookie. at the end of tour, it's the way to go. >> i never called it that before. >> we're playing, too. >> what song gives you goosebumps. >> i would have to say whitney houston's -- >> "i will always love you." >> no. >> the star-spangled banner. when she sang the national anthem. >> i can't do this. >> the most memorable fan encounter you ever had. somebody once said you look like
hulk hogan. anyway. >> if you could be an olympian, what sport would you play? >> sinkrynchronized swimming. they have the best outfits. >> what song gets you pumped up? >> these are hard questions. >> "don't let me down." >> i feel like we need to know more about you. >> if you had one free day to do anything what you wanted, what would you do? because i'm on tour so much, i would be home with my french ba bulldog and my wife. >> glad you said wife. >> i come in the door and go straight to her, she's, like, what the heck?
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barely saw any delays. southbound into center city, no big problems or delays. 14 minutes. we stayed in the green all day, southbound from woodhaven road. the schuylkill expressway was dealing with an accident earlier, but that's cleared and we're just a little slow east and westbound. into center city is the longest, 19 minutes there eastbound to the vine street expressway. >> friends, families, and fillo firefighters will pay their respects to gabriel lee. there's a wake today and tomorrow. he was a 17-year veteran of the philadelphia police department. lee died on the job, but we're still not sure how. he was found in the basement of a fire station ladder 12 in north philadelphia on july 23rd. a funeral service will be held at the same church tomorrow morning at 11:00. for more specific information about times, head over to the nbc10 app for more on this story. i'm pamela osborne. we'll have another update in
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we'll see more redevelop. unsettled across the southeast as we start off the week. by the middle of the week, still looking at monsoonal moisture in the southwest. spotty showers and storms across the eastern third of the country. later in the week those will fill out more and still looking at rain and thunderstorms in the southwest. perhaps as much as three to four inches of rain over the course of the week. we could see stronger storms produce very gusty winds in the southwest. above normal temperatures early this week move into the plains and spread into the midwest and by the end of the week it moves into the northeast where it is going to be cloudier because of the rain that's going to be below normal in the southwest and the northwest looks fantastic. lots of sunshine. temperatures abo ve good morning. i'm meteorology bill henley. another steamy day. back into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds, some breaks of sunshine, and a chance of some storms at times. not an all day rainfall, but the threat of heavy downpours for our area, for philadelphia, the suburbs, and the lehigh valley. in new jersey, 80s this afternoon.
we'll feel closer to 90 degrees in interior new jersey. storms possible at the shore and in delaware as well with high temperatures in the 80s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. for the past nine nears, simon helberg has kept us in stitches as one of the proud nerds on "the big bang theory." >> now playing a professional pianist inanist in "florence fo jenkins." >> the only problem is she can't sing. take a look. >> from time to time she can be a little flat. >> flat? >> a tad. just a tad. >> carl edward didn't mention
flatness and he's the leading voice coach in the city. >> it defies medical science. >> simon, you're not talking about meryl streep. >> i'm a winner. what a talent. i just love watching myself. >> you must have laughed every time you heard it. >> it's an impossible name. i guess they called in me to try to flush out this absurd man. he's a wisp of a man. these are real people. sometimes life is stranger than fiction. >> this was brought on because you're a trained pianist. >> say the word. you made it. every time. >> it's like an instrument. >> your heart breaks. >> my memoir is going to be
called pianist. >> subtitle. >> yes. i think that's the french name for the film. i am a trained pianist. >> a player of the piano. >> a player, yes. they brought me on to not just to act. and they didn't care about the acting part as much as the piano. i bluff because i play. i don't play opera. i wasn't that cool. >> how old were you when you started to play? >> ten. >> did you ever want to quit? i was a pianist myself for about three weeks. >> you all succeeded in saying the word by the way. that's the hardest part about being a piano player is the word. i stuck with it. i played jazz and i played rock stuff. >> you were a cool pianist. . >> i had to get good. the good looking people you in a
cord and took off their shirt and got leather strap of the guitar rubbed against their nipple and it was awkward for them. >> simon. >> they were men. >> so if you were 10 when you learned to play the piano, is that after you got your black belt in karate? >> you can't delve into rock 'n' roll without being a certified black belt. i hung up the gee -- not the spread but the uniform, i went into rock music. nobody wanted to fight me. >> you were karate kid meets elton john? >> good way to put it. >> maybe billy joel. does it have to be the most flamboyant -- i didn't have a pink belt. i had a black belt. >> we don't want you to leave. >> i'm sorry. >> we want to talk about so much more. >> this is so embarrassing.
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people think you can use cold water. you need to shock it. >> stop the cooking process. a great time saving technique is use water you boiled for your veggies. i like canola oil. it's heart healthy. ginger and garlic. it flavors the oil and makes the dish delicious. roast chicken here. great if you have leftover rotisserie chicken and red bell pepper adds a pop of color and is loaded with vitamin c which i love. we add mushrooms, a great antioxidant. add those carrots. it adds a nice crunch. >> how long do you do stir fry total? >> three minutes here. we move over here. >> blanched vegetables complete. >> get those muscles going. put those in here. they'll stop cooking. thank you. >> how long do we leave them
there? >> i have never blanched before. >> how long do you blanch? >> for one minute. >> as long as you want in ice water. cooked and ready to go. now we'll just add our sauce ingredients. chicken broth. >> do you use low sodium? >> i like low sodium actually. we'll add oyster sauce. >> adds flavor to everything. >> you can get this at any grocery store. >> salt. we just toss this to combine. stir frying is tossing and flipping and not stirring. it's a misnomer. we combine all of this. next we'll add our broccoli. >> you can see i moved over to start tasting. >> and then we'll add a cornstarch slurry.
it's cornstarch and water mixed together. it thickens the broth and makes it velvety gravy. do it in advance so it doesn't create lumps. we let it come to a boil. let the flavors meld together. >> this is a beautiful dish. do you like it? >> really good. >> thank you so much. by the way, head to today.com/food for the recipe. thank you. this is delicious. >> thank you so much. >> up next, our party continues. andy grammer sings one of his when people ask me what it's like to win an olympic medal, i tell them, "you already know." the medals you've earned are all around you. your bronze. your silver. your gold. and liberty mutual insures them all. liberty mutual is proud to insure every team usa medal won in rio, just like we protect the medals you've earned in life.
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