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app. "today" show start the right now with matt lauer's exclusive interview with swimmer ryan lochte. good morning. clean sweep. team usa takes gold, silver and bronze in the women's 100 meter hurdles. a first in olympic history. kerri walsh jennings and april ross rallying in dramatic fashion to win bronze in beach volleyball. and hot water? two of ryan lochte's teammates abruptly pulled from a plane as they were on their way home from rio. detained for hours before being released overnight. officials now questioning the accounts of four swimmers who claim they were victims of a robbery. does their story hold up? what ryan told me in an exclusive conversation, "today," thursday, august 18th, 2016.
>> oh my goodness, talk about competing when it matters the most. >> the first sweep in this event in olympic history. >> it's over. the united states has won the bronze. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to another split edition of our show on a thursday morning. day 13 of the olympic games. savannah is back in new york. i have hoda on the beach. good day for usa yesterday and we wake up on this thursday morning and people still talking about this swimming situation. >> a few days left in competition and that seems to be topic one. >> at least this morning. overnight that drama at the rio airport. u.s. swimmers jack conger and
gunnar bentz released afford being taken off their flight ho home. they were on the plane and were taken off. officials investigating their claims of being robbed. ryan lochte already back home. we talked to him. we'll tell you what he had to say. how about that showing to team usa in the 100 meter hurdles. amazing. american trio completing an historic medal sweep. gold, silver, bronze. we'll celebrate with them and also with kerri walsh jennings and april ross who took bronze in last night's beach volleyball. very hard fought match there. >> a great comeback. they dominated the competition. they met zac efron. what is left for the final five? we'll find out as they join us live on copacabana beach. let us go back to new york. a lot going on in rio. what's happening there, savannah? >> we are still covering this
raging wildfire in california that has grown even larger overnight that threatens even more homes now. how are crews going to get it under control? we'll take you there live when we give you the news in a couple minutes. back to you in rio. >> savannah, thank you very much. let us begin this morning with that alleged armed robbery targeting ryan lochte and three teammates. brazilian authorities investigate diskrepensy in their story. >> reporter: ryan lochte at home watching events unfold. two teammates pulled from the plane interrogated for hours. another teammate, jimmy feigen is in rio at an unknown location. overnight two american swimmers leaving a rio de janeiro police
station now at the center of an embarrassing international incident surrounded by cameras refusing to answer questions. >> ryan lochte is sticking to his story. are you doing the same thing? >> reporter: hours earlier jack conger and gunnar bentz were removed from their flight. >> they are cooperating to the full extent they've been able to. >> are they protesting about the way their athletes are being treated. >> not as far as i know. >> all three were with ryan lochte when he said they were robbed at gunpoint early sunday. lochte arriving back in north carolina on what was a prescheduled flight wednesday hours before a brazilian judge ordered him to say. lochte telling matt on the phone he's sticking by his story but some details have changed saying the taxi he was in was not forced off the road. they stopped at a gas station to use the men's room when they
were robbed. the intense focus on this security footage showing men hours after the alleged crime. the brazilian judge says it looks like the swimmers are joking around. lochte now telling matt they were in shock. and he says the gun was pointed at him and not held to his head as he first told "today's" billy bush. >> the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead. he said get down. i put my hands up. whatever. >> reporter: brazilian detectives want the swimmers to explain discrepancies in their earlier stories. that snapchat video was posted at 2:25 p.m. nearly five hours later the swimmers arrived here at the olympic village. the question is what happened in that time? the security footage is time stamped 6:56 a.m. lochte and feigen told police they took a taxi from the party at 4:00 a.m. court documents reveal but police believe it was
later. >> is it really justified to pull olympic gold medal winning u.s. athletes from a plane? >> there was a court order. court orders have to be followed. >> and i asked the detective how long will this process take. he told me last night that is up to the court suggesting more will emerge in time saying, matt and hoda, we have got access to evidence and we are collecting some more. >> all right, keir. thanks. >> it's a tricky legal situation. for more on that let's go to savannah in new york. >> i want to bring in nbc's chief legal correspondent. some questions here. first of all, is lochte in the clear just by virtue of not being in brazil anymore? is there anything that could bring him back to brazil to face these questions? >> for the investigation he's probably in the clear unless this actually got so much farther along that there were some kind of charges and then you could have international proceedings around that. we're a long way from that. on the story line if this soup
gets thicker, it won't be liquid. it's hard to follow exactly why the story has changed so much which doesn't mean they're lying. in investigations you have discrepancies but there are a lot here. >> major inconsistencies that's a red flag to the brazilian authorities. what about the two athletes yanked off the plane? what's the authority for brazilians to be able to do that and what are they facing now? >> they're subject to the laws of brazil just like anyone in the united states would be subject to our laws and they do have a strong investigative format here not unlike what we consider in the united states with subpoenas where you can pull people. the decision to do it within the context of the olympics and no greater public evidence that we're aware of does seem to be aggressive. having said that, they're subject to questioning and potential charges if there are false or misleading statements to authorities that could carry up to six months in brazil. as for the questioning itself, under the 1986 brazilian
constitution they have a right to remain silent. they could actually with good lawyering stay out of most of this. that would raise potentially more questions if you were the victim of the crime, why would you need to be silent by explaining exactly what happened to you. >> as you said legally the soup is getting thicker. thank you so much. we'll send it back to you in rio. >> savannah, thanks very much. as much as i respect ari, i don't think the story has changed all that much. there are a couple details that have changed. the basics of the story have remained the same. you talked to him first. >> one thing we're hearing that's different is that he told me that the car was sideswiped and pulled over to gas station. it was not sideswiped. car was standing still when people came up with guns and badges. there was no gun to my head.
he embellished when he told the guy, look, i'm not getting down on the ground. if you got a gun, you can use it. he told me that. he never had that dirty harry moment. >> what was his demeanor when he explained it all? >> he was tired and shocked that it happened. he talked about the surveillance tape of the athletes returning at 7:00. the judge said they were joking and casual. we weren't joking. we were in shock. i asked him pointedly, i said there are skeptics who think this story was concocted to hide some kind of other embarrassing behavior. something you didn't want people to know about. were you with someone you shouldn't be with? he was adamant about that. he said, no, that didn't happen. we wouldn't make this story up. we were victims and we're lucky and happy to be safe. >> it's interesting to me. i spoke to ryan lochte four hours after he got into olympic village. they had been out all night long.
he's not the kind that can weave a brilliant tale when he hasn't been out all night long. the fact he told this story makes me think he could not have invented the whole thing. >> it's not over. >> definitely isn't. billy, thanks. let's move on now to the competitive action here in rio. day 12 was another big one for team usa including history making performances on the track. natalie is here with all of the details. what a great -- >> u.s. women winning first gold medals in track. highlights from another busy night in rio. for team usa, an olympic first. a clean sweep in the women's 100 meter hurdles. three americans shutting out the field. brianna rollins taking gold. nia ali silver and kristi
castlin, bronze. >> i'm so excited. we're blessed. we came out here and did our best and came out here and sweeped. >> on the other side of the track, american women took the top two spots in the long jump. the teammates ecstatic after their win. in women's 200 meter final, usa's torre bowe off to a slow start settling for bronze. >> thompson stride for stride. >> thompson won the 100 meters grabbed her second gold here in rio. at the same time on copacabana beach, the u.s. women's beach volleyball team was back in the spotlight. kerri walsh jennings and april ross defeating brazil for the bronze medal. >> it's over. >> just one night after their stunning loss to another brazilian team in their quest for the gold. >> i'm so honored to have won
this. as an athlete, i swear to god this is the hardest match i ever played in my life. >> in water polo, the usa team hungry. now they're preparing to face italy hoping to win their second consecutive gold medal. and silver in the steeplechase. first american to do that since 1984. and ashon eaton setting his sights on his second gold. taking first place in the long jump and finishing the night with 400 meters. he's now in the lead gearing up for the second day of competition. >> of course i'm trying to win. if a record is there, i'll try to go for it. right now it's about getting the w. >> the world's fastest man looking to add to his legacy.
usain bolt finishing 200 meter semifinal. bolt holds the world record in the event and will go for third straight gold in the 200 finals tonight. >> got to love that shared smile. u.s. dominating the medal count. 93 through the first 12 days of the games. china in second followed by great britain and russia right there. what should you look forward to today? more track and field action including usain bolt in men's 200 meter final. that's a big one. gold medal match in beach volleyball as well. >> signature smile. >> i love it. >> guess what? coming up we'll talk to the final five about their dominance in gymnastics right here in rio. >> and don't forget natalie just mentioned you can catch all of the olympic action tonight, 8:00, 7:00 central time on nbc.
let's go back to savannah in new york. >> guys, thank you so much. in the news this morning, that massive out of control wildfire raging in southern california is only getting bigger this morning. more than 40 square miles have now been scorched. an untold number of homes destroyed. >> reporter: good morning. it's the blue cut fire that continues to rage 25,000 acres scorched and devastated including the summit inn behind me. it was a favorite of clint eastwood and elvis presley. overnight out of control flames fed by dry brush and whipping winds. fire crews unable to keep the fast moving blue cut fire in check. >> in my 40 years of fighting fire, i have never seen fire behavior so extreme. >> reporter: san bernardino county is just the latest disaster zone in a region battling wildfires fueled by a
brutal heat wave and five-year drought. firefighters attacking from the air and on the ground. more than 82,000 evacuees, many rushing to get out. >> scary. i just left. i got my pictures, my dogs and left. >> reporter: on wednesday we got a firsthand look at the devastation. >> unfortunately this fire came upon us so quickly with little to no warning that the possibility does exist that somebody was not able to escape this fire. >> reporter: there is some good news this morning. interstate 15, the main thoroughfare that connects southern california and nevada now reopened but only in one direction going northbound and this fire continues to burn. a lot of residents unsure of what comes next. the fire only 4% contained right now. >> tough times there. jo, thank you so much. we move to the presidential race. donald trump hitting the trail for the first time since the shake-up inside his campaign. this as hillary clinton takes aim at trump's new team.
nbc's hallie jackson is at trump tower for us this morning. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and this morning with that new team in place, it's a return to an old motto, let trump be trump after that de facto demotion for his former top aide, today trump heads to a swing state for the first time since the shake-up, north carolina, after installing a new ceo and campaign manager who insists there is still time to turn around trump's slipping poll numbers. senior adviser tells nbc news that means we'll see the notoriously off the cuff candidate on script more often, reading from a teleprompter more frequently. hillary clinton saying he can hire and fire whoever he wants, he's still in his words shown us who he is. she's taking aim at him this morning with a new ad looking at his taxes arguing he should release them as trump gets ready to go on the airwaves with his own ads. he's got his first tv ad for the
general election set to air starting tomorrow in four battleground states. >> hallie, thank you so much. it's 7:16. let's send it back to the guys in rio. >> all right, savannah. thank you very much. mr. roker, a little cooler here today. not so in parts of the u.s. >> especially where they don't need the heat. we're talking about out west where fire danger continues high. you can see we have red flag warnings and fire weather watches stretching from california all of the way to the pacific northwest. over 25,000 acres burned. 1,300 people on that blue cut fire. look at these winds. gusting up to 40 miles an hour. southern california, 35 miles per hour. and the temperatures are going to be 5 to 20 degrees above average with record low humidity and we're looking at record heat not just in california but also up into the pacific northwest. it goes into the latter part of the weekend with temperatures into the 90s. look for record setting temperatures throughout the pacific northwest. we're going to get to your local
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sunshine, lower 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware, skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks so much. coming up, kerri walsh jennings and april ross bouncing back to win bronze in women's beach volleyball. this morning they'll celebrate right here with us on copacabana beach. >> there they are. also the most dominant women's gymnastics team ever. what's next for the final five after taking rio by storm? first, this is "today" on nbc. [ hip hop beat throughout ] [ fans cheering ]
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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. it's about 7:30. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get to your "first alert" neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. a few clouds, bill? >> yeah, a few showers in the area. you can see the clouds are starting to break a little bit. drying out in the suburbs the few showers are central delaware and south jersey extending from atlantic city to cape may. light showers, no storms like overnight. temperatures in the 60s. haven't seen that for a while in the lehigh valley. it's cool to start with. we'll be in the 80s this afternoon. we will not get to the 90s today. first day in a long time, tracy. >> thanks, bill. now, we check the roads with
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♪ we're back now on a thursday morning. it's the 18th day of august, 2016. it's another great one here along copacabana beach. 13th day of the summer olympic games. a chant of usa in the background for good reason. >> every now and then we have gold, silver, bronze. >> we're going to tell you about this little setup here in the photo we're recreating in a second. let's look at headlines. ryan lochte's teammates expected to talk to brazilian police department today about that alleged robbery targeting the group. two swimmers were taken off
plane and detained at rio's airport before being released overnight. lochte is back in the u.s. we talked to him last night. his story that he told us is the same as the story he told on sunday. >> also we have american ashton eaton holding the lead heading into today's final events of the decathlon. he came in second in the 100 meter dash trying to defend his gold from london. >> all right. and the u.s. trio, brianna rollins, nia ali and kristi castlin combined for the first sweep of the 100 meter hurdles in olympic history. all three hurdlers are with us. ladies, congratulations. >> wow. >> thank you so much. >> i watched this last night. i was jumping up and down. it was so exciting. you seem to get off to great
start. >> i did. i tried to stay composed and just stay focused on my own 10 hurdles to make sure i got to the line. i am so grateful to god for getting us through. >> when you were watching the results come in, it was clear that there was a first. and then there was a collective breath. tell us about what it felt like when you knew you were getting bronze. >> i actually was looking at the screen and it wasn't more so for myself but for the team. i did my job. please say i did my job. when my name came up, i immediately dropped down because i was, like, yes, i did it. i'm happy we were able to come out and make history. >> it seems like forever before your name came up. your name came up in second place right off the bat. you must have loved your race. >> i'm always in a position where i'm the one waiting did i get third or first. it's also close for me.
this time i knew when i came across that i did my part. i really wanted us to get the sweep. we prayed for this. >> what about the historical significance of this. when you look up there and we got to see gold, silver, bronze, all usa flags. it made us feel so good. what was it like from your perspective? >> awesome and great moment. when women come together and just be together, it's like a sisterhood, we can accomplish great things. it was great opportunity to come out here and represent america in that way. >> if anybody got to see this, this is a glamorous event in the beginning. i can talk about your entrance into the stadium. you came out and you struck a pose. >> this is a once in a lifetime experience. i may never have it again. >> show me what you did. >> i did a little twirl. getting in formation. >> the other awesome thing you guys did was afterwards there was a beautiful picture of you guys with the flags doing a jump in the air. we're going to ask you for this
moment on the "today" show if you could do that. >> i'll get out of the way. >> should we do it on three. ready? one, two, three. yes. >> brianna, nia, kristi, thank you. clean sweep for team usa. let's take a little look here. we have more to talk about. more good news. it happened last night in beach volleyball. i want to say hi to kerri walsh jennings and april ross. won a bronze medal in that event last night. good morning to both of you. you said this was the hardest match of your life to play. why? >> i have a new found respect for the bronze medal match. we were devastated the night before. we didn't sleep a wink. we had 24 hours to come to grips with what just happened and to fight for a chance at redemption, vindication at anything. >> you're not talking physically
but emotionally to gather yourselves. >> mentally. >> and to have to fight in that bronze medal match. you either get a medal or go home empty handed. >> a lot of people predicted that would be the gold medal match right there. those two teams. you also not only had to gather yourself before the match, you had to gather yourselves during the match. you got down and you waged a comeback. >> i'm so proud of us. we always stick together. we got our butts kicked in the first game. i knew they weren't comfortable and a matter of time and april went on a digging spree. her defense last night was insanity. it got me going around and then once we joined forces it was magic. >> the most decorated beach volleyball player in history by the way. how does that feel? >> it makes me very proud. i've done it alongside people that i truly love and respect and admire and they make me
better and there's no shame in a bronze medal. i'm ashamed of thinking that. >> interesting to hear you say that. you thought there was shame in the bronze. >> that's my ego talking and ignorance to me. it's a terrible way to frame things. because it's like, we won this. we didn't lose. we won this. we lost our chance to win a gold but we won this bronze medal. >> in tokyo i'll be 80 years old. can you see this team back together in tokyo? i'll ask you? >> i'll look this way. >> i can totally see us together in tokyo. assuming she'll have to have one more shoulder surgery before. but she'll come back stronger than ever like she always does. that would be fun. >> congratulations on winning the bronze medal. april, thank you. kerri, always good to see you. let's get a check of the weather
now from al. >> all right. let's show you what we've got. a great crowd first of all. but unfortunately we've seen more rain for our friends in louisiana and texas on into arkansas. yesterday parts of louisiana picking up another two to three inches of rain. we'll see that again today. to the north and you can see in fact up around dallas they could see 1.5 to 3 inches of rain but from houston, lake charles into baton rouge, we're looking at more showers as well. the good news is it will start to dry out as we get on toward the weekend. that's what's good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few showers and a lot of clouds, too. the clouds will be breaking and we'll get sunshine this afternoon. and high temperatures in the upper 80s for center city. for the suburbs and lehigh valley, 89 degrees in allentown. kutztown 86 degrees this afternoon.
a slight chance for a morning shower for cape may, atlantic city. sunshine, lower 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware, skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> make sure you get that weather you need. go to thego to the weather chan cable. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. >> what's happening? look who took over our anchor desk. the five girls are with us. we're going to talk to the aces of gymnastics. the final five historic run in rio. what's in store for them next? how do you like the desk? we'll talk to them right after this. if you want to sell your car carmax will give you seven days to consider their offer. why seven days? science. join me as we walk through the seven stages of decisioning. 1. consideration. 2. questioning. 3. deciding. 4. queso. 5. nap. 6. sudoku. 7. tambourine practice. i think i made my point. they'll give you an offer for your car,
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>> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by p&g. proud sponsor of moms. >> we're back with "today's" athlete to watch. this morning some of the biggest winners in rio. the final five will leave here as the most successful u.s. women's gymnastics team ever. we're going to talk to them in a moment. first, let's look at their historic run. >> we are the final five! >> the final five rocked rio.
>> that's what an olympic champion looks like. >> gold in team competition. >> one of the greatest dynasties in gymnastics history. >> gold in the all-around by simone biles. >> silver all around for team captain aly raisman. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> a third gold for biles in vault. >> she's a 4'8" giant. >> silver in uneven bars for madison kocian. >> that's why they put madison kocian on this team. >> in beam, a rare stumble for biles who still took bronze. laurie hernandez took silver. >> this was a very routine. >> in floor, grandma raisman grabbed silver. while biles soared to her record fourth gold. >> once again obliterate. >> and as if all those medals weren't enough, zac efron, team
of heart meeting their heartthrob. a perfect end to a near perfect run in rio. how happy are we? here they are. olympic champions. you can't wipe these miles off their face. can we start with zac. have you come down off that high yet? are we still floating a little? >> i still could see him again. >> so this is just so you see. i know you guys haven't seen this moment, right? by the way, i think one thing we left out of the piece that you said was that we're setting a wedding date. you know what he said? >> he said just tell me when. >> that was pretty big.
>> let's look back at all of what happened. first of all, the fact that you guys have made history in gymnastics. you guys right now will go down in history books as the winningest gymnastics team. aly, what does that mean to you? >> it's special. it probably won't hit us for a long time. we're on cloud nine right now. feels like it's just a dream. it hasn't sunk in at all. it's just incredible. we all worked so hard to get to this moment. it's really special that it paid off. >> did you guys by chance see "people" magazine cover? >> yes. >> can we show it to people who haven't. you're on the cover of "people" magazine. what does it feel like? on the cover of "sports illustrated" and now the whole group on "people." >> it's still very crazy to see us all over america and all my friends i'm sure their friends are showing us magazine and it's just crazy. it's weird. >> you guys have not only have
you made history, laurie, you just enjoyed yourself. you guys seemed to have such a wonderful time. what do you think is the memory you're going to take back from the olympics for you? >> i think probably two memories. one of them being the fact that we just were able to work so well as a team and get that team gold and just enjoy it all together and next would be just being able to room with all of the girls. there's so many memories. >> madison, you and gabby rocked it. madison, everyone has a million insta followers. madison needs to get there. you're close. i just want to show you what these girls are all about. can i show you my phone. matt and i are doing an interview minding our own business with these hurdlers. can you see my phone. right here. which which? down. right there.
look. wait a minute. wait a minute. this is worth it. i'm telling you. hold on. it seriously is worth it. look. hold on. i'm wasting time. can you see anything. by the way, they clipped my phone and took a bunch of selfies. >> we took your glasses. your paperwork. >> can we bring martha in for a minute. we're bummed this is the end for you when it comes to gymnastics. what does this team mean to you right here at the end? >> this is absolutely fantastic. this was my dream. it's like a dream came true to have the most successful team for the final of my very long gymnastics career. i'm so proud of these girls and i want to thank them for all of their dedication and hard work they put in. >> martha, we want to thank you.
we want to thank all of you guys. thank you for everything you've done for yourselves and for this country. >> did you seriously take 45 seconds when you couldn't get your phone to turn on? >> i know. look. they're great, right? >> they were worth the wait. you're right. by the way, i kept a secret. when i interviewed right after that floor exercise, you said where's hoda? everything okay. everything is fine. she's in the next room with zac efron. >> so worth it. so worth it. who wants somebody to come next? >> carrie underwood. >> jack franco. >> all right. >> we have billy bush here. >> i already gave him a hug. >> thank you so much. coming up -- >> give me your phone. >> that was so bad. we'll talk to an american runner from one of the most memorable moments during these games offering to help a rival after a
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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to your "first alert" forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> skies are brightening up. just giving you a better view of clouds around this morning. there are still showers around the area. philadelphia, 74 degrees, some showers into the suburbs and new jersey. while the lehigh valley is starting to see thin spots, we'll see sunshine break through later this afternoon. that's when temperatures will warm into the 80s. 80s for today. no sign of the 90s we've been dealing with for a week. a warm afternoon even at the shore, middle 80s today. tracy. now to the roads and a slow right on the schuylkill expressway. jessica boyington is watching that. >> tracy, we had an earlier accident around the 6:00 hour that really we still haven't recovered from. both sides of the schuylkill are a mess. this is right around montgomery drive. more of a delay. from center city to the blue
route. 44 minutes right now, average speed into the teens. new castle county in delaware, watch for downed wires on marsh road and philadelphia pike. one of the country's biggest malls is getting bigger. king of prussia mall will open two buildings that had been separated by a walkway that will be connected. 50 storeses a es and restaurant opening. the community action town hall meeting at sheridan elementary school. and the eagles arrived in pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. the action starts tonight at 7:00 from heinz field. the pregame show begins at 6:30. watch it on csn or cozi-tv. we'll have an update in 25 minutes. you can stay updated with news and weather and the nbc10 app. i'm tracy davidson. the "today" show continues. thanks for watching. very much a great day.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, team sweep for team usa. americans capture gold, silver and bronze in the women's 100 meter hurdles. an olympic first as kerri walsh jennings and april ross fight back for the win taking home bronze in beach volleyball. meanwhile, drama in rio. two members of the u.s. swim team pulled off their plane and briefly detained over questions over their alleged robbery. ryan lochte sticks to his story telling us what he says happened but did he change the details? plus, homecoming. team usa athletes are welcomed home in olympic fashion. we'll give you a peek at the
special moments. and beauties in brazil. the country known for sand and suvg al surf has a reputation for nicks and tucks. >> why do you think plastic surgery is so common in brazil? >> it's beautiful. it's very important to be proud. "today," thursday, august 18th, 2016. ♪ >> say hi to mom in philadelphia. we're loving rio. >> celebrating my 10th birthday in rio. >> happy birthday! ♪ >> we're from milwaukee, wisconsin. >> we would like to give a shout-out to team usa's final five! >> we love the final five!
>> all right. we're back now. 8:00 on a thursday morning. 18th day of august, 2016. we're back at the beach with a few hundred of our closest friends. so what happened yesterday? who saw some great events? what did you go to? >> u.s. women's water polo. >> i watched men's basketball on tv and went to bed. >> i slept in. >> i got a pedicure. i needed it badly. >> what did you do? >> men's soccer. i watched brazil take on honduras. i took billy bush. i took three of my kids. it was about 1,000 degrees in that stadium. >> come here, titus. can we bring you?
do you know who this baby belongs to? nia ali. >> he ran on to congratulate mom when she won her medal. everyone is talking about titus. titus wanted to say hi to everybody. can you do kisses. titus, do you want to give kisses for tv? okay. so cute. >> look at this hair. that's the best hair. >> beautiful. >> coming up, we showed you the moments on wednesday. a true display of olympic spirit after two runners collided on the track. one of them was american abbey d'agostino. we can't wait to talk to her. she's here. first, let's go back to savannah. >> hi, guys. cute babies. let me one up you. i don't know if i can compete with cute babies. when you come back, we have a surprise for you. we're adding someone to the "today" family. a little puppy. he is adorable. matt, i want to say, he's just
about house trained. i put some newspaper down in your office. and there have only been one or two little accidents. >> that's good. all right. savannah, thanks very much. let's talk about here in rio new twists of the alleged armed robbery of four u.s. swimmers including ryan lochte. police detaining two americans for a brief time overnight. lochte is back in the u.s. we spoke to him exclusively last night. nbc's keir simmons has the rest of this story. keir? >> ryan lochte spoke to you and was sticking with his account. the questions are mounting this morning over ryan lochte and his teammates' story. the detective running the investigation telling me he's gathering more evidence, evidence that led brazilian police to pull u.s. olympians from plane as they were about to head home. this morning three u.s. gold medal swimmers are stranded in
brazil. overnight gunnar bentz and jack conger leaving a rio police station tight lipped and swarmed by news cameras. hours earlier, they have been pulled from their flight before it took off from rio's airport. their passports temporarily confiscated and according to the olympic committee, jimmy feigen is now in communication with the authorities. ryan lochte is reaffirming his side of the story telling matt lauer in a phone conversation they were in shock after they say they were robbed at gun point early sunday but a brazilian judge said it shows them appearing unfazed by the brush with an armed robber and saying it looks like they're joking around. police say they believe the athletes left club france at 5:45 a.m. ryan lochte says they were robbed while in a taxi returning to the olympic village. he first told billy bush the taxi was forced from the road.
>> we got pulled over in our taxi. and these guys came out with a badge, police badge. >> now he says they stopped to use the men's room in gas station. lochte told matt that a gun was pointed in his direction not as he first said held to his head. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead. he said get down. i put my hands up. whatever. >> according to the documents, lochte telling police there was one robber. feigen said there was more. locke lochte says authorities never asked him to stay in brazil. not the case for lochte's olympic teammates, now stuck in rio until detectives here get to the bottom of exactly what
happened. i think you can expect an announcement today and at some stage we're likely to see jimmy feigen meet with brazilian police to answer their questions. >> thank you very much. while all that drama was playing out, the olympic action was heating up. u.s. adding to its big league in the olympic medal count. peter alexander is just up the road at olympic park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. team usa with another impressive performance in prime time including a clean sweep in the hurdles. olympic first for the american women in track. on the beach, a silver lining for u.s. in women's bronze medal match. >> blocked. can't get there. point for the united states. >> facing fierce opponents from yet another brazilian beach basketball team -- >> the americans are back in business. >> reporter: america sensation in the sand kerri walsh jennings and teammate april ross battling back to medal. >> it's over.
the united states has won the bronze. >> giving walsh jennings a fourth straight olympic medal. on the track a team of american trailblazers sweeping all three medals in the 100 meter hurdles. >> it's a u.s. sweep. the first sweep in this event in olympic history. >> brianna rollins getting the gold. nia ali the silver and kristi castlin the bronze. >> thompson has the lead. >> elaine thompson racing into the record books winning the women's 200 meter just days after capturing gold in the 100 meter race. >> bolt comes away flying out of the blocks. >> reporter: thompson's fellow countryman set to win the 200 meter tonight. fini >> bolt with his third con
secreta -- consecutive 200 meter final. >> running the 200 meter in under 19 seconds. sub 19? is that attainable? >> it's possible. i said if i run sub 19, is it legal to take my shirt off? i'll go crazy. >> going over the water jump now. >> evan jager winning silver. the first u.s. medal in that event in more than three decades. in the same riace, a runner crashing headfirst into a hurdle forcing him to withdraw. called the most athletic man in the world, american ashton eaton leading the decathlon after five even events. going for back-to-back olympic gold in the competition. >> you have to try to be smooth and treat each attempt like with 90% effort in a way. so far it's okay today. >> and finally the brazilian men
celebrating a win. the host nation scoring the fastest goal in olympic history, just 15 seconds into the game. in the end, your final brazil trouncing it honduras, 6-0. now heading to the gold medal match against germany. that soccer player is a huge star in this country. the americans crushing the competition. nearly doubling up china, great britain and russia. 25 more golds up for grabs today that includes the men's 200 meter as we told you. ashton eaton in the decathlon. and women's indoor volleyball, u.s. versus serbia for a trip to the gold medal games. when we were back in jamaica, bolt told me at the end of the games which he said will be the last he wanted headlines around the world to read immortal. with another gold medal tonight, he'll be close to that headline. back to you.
>> sounds about right. peter, thanks so much. >> let us go back to new york. savannah has the rest of the top stories of the morning. savannah? >> good morning again. we'll start with this devastating wildfire burning out of control in southern california. officials still can't say how many homes have been destroyed by the blue cut fire in san bernardino county but they warn that the number will be large. firefighters are being hampered by the dry rugged at th ege ege gusting winds there. homeland security secretary jeh johnson will tour louisiana today after a week of flooding that killed 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes. officials fear the state could face its worst housing crisis since hurricane katrina 11 years ago. fema says it's looking into lining up rental properties and temporary housing units. more than 70,000 people have already applied for federal disaster assistance.
in politics, donald trump is campaigning in the swing state of north carolina today. his first campaign trip since a staff shake-up. trump's new team insists there is time to turn the race around by having him focus more on the issues. trump had his first classified intelligence briefing held at an fbi office in new york city. in the meantime, hillary clinton's campaign is out with a new ad today attacking trump for not releasing his tax returns. now to an accident caught on camera. we'll mention here everybody turns out okay. take a look at this. an oklahoma boy trying to cross a busy highway when a truck hauling a mobile home drives past. the boy is hit and then dragged about 70 feet but amazingly, he springs back to his feet. friends come to see if he's okay. the driver was not charged. and finally, go big or float home. the world's largest aircraft had its first test flight at an air field near london on wednesday.
it can stay up for five days at a time. perhaps a future in military surveillance but in the meantime it's been nicknamed the flying bum. no idea why they call it that. i don't see it myself. >> okay. >> looks like the human backside. >> oh man. >> savannah, thank you very much. >> up next, how team usa's medal winners, like katie ledecky are celebrated when they return home from rio. >> plus, the one olympian who bruce springsed teen follows on twitter. >>ed a the american sprinter will join us. will join us. first, these messages.
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it's a t-shirt under the shirt as an extra protective layer. way to go. >> you'll be hot later. >> warming up. >> flies are circling now. be careful. >> i haven't washed it in three weeks. >> remember those selfies that hoda tried to bring up of the final five. never worked out. news flash. they're in. you get to see what you were missing back then. can we put them on the screen. >> they picked up my phone. i didn't know what was going on. you might want to check your phone out. i did. they were sitting at the desk. they were wearing the glasses. close up of somebody's lips. i think simone's but we're not 100% sure. laurie wearing my glasses. >> i love the picture of them breaking into your credit card information. that's great. >> all right. so a lot of the olympic athletes are heading home and it's fun to see what happens when they get there. we have some pretty cool video of those that have gone only. simone manual arrived back
wednesday. at the airport she was greeted by mobs of cheering fans, a dance team, a marching band. meantime, for katie ledecky, she was swarmed at dulles airport. the fans and classmates and friends they gave her a welcome. by the way, such fun. >> that is cool. how did michael phelps, the most decorated olympian in history spend his first day of retirement? in the pool. >> of course he did. >> he got home and that's nicole and their cute little baby boomer. he said there's nothing like being back home. >> i think he's getting boomer ready for the competition. >> by the way, a call from boomer phelps just a little while ago. he said get titus ali off the set. i turn my back for one moment and you have baby number two. >> the battle for the affections
of simone biles. people are still talking about zac efron's epic surprise for the gymnast. remember a couple weeks ago the guy jokingly dubbed simone's brazilian boyfriend, his name is arthur and they shared playful photos together. there you go. arthur posted this photo on instagram saying hey, zac, i saw her first. she is my girl. anyway. go brazil! go brazil! >> it's not brazil. it's brazil! >> bruce springsteen has a twitter account with 95,000 followers. he only follows jimmy fallon and
"rolling stone" magazine and katie ledecky. in an interview last year, katie talked her favorite musical act and she said my dad is a big bruce springsteen fan and i've kind of caught on too. matt lauer, huge bruce springsteen fan. >> and katie ledecky. >> it's now 1,000 degrees out here. >> want a t-shirt, matt? >> my head is about to spontaneous spontaneous spontaneous spontaneously combust. still dry. >> you don't want to see that? >> we are looking at wet weather through texas on into parts of louisiana, arkansas. we'll have to keep an eye on that. the heat continues out west. we've got more hot weather and
in the east, it's going to stay hot and humid. that bermuda high keeping temperatures pumped up. atlanta, georgia, 15 plus days of 95 plus. the toastiness continues as you can see it feels like temperatures will continue to feel awful in the east on into the so ut i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few showers this morning and lots of clouds. the clouds will be breaking. we'll get some sunshine this afternoon. high temperatures in the upper 80s for center city, for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. 89 in allentown. kutztown, 86 this afternoon. a slight chance of a morning shower in cape city, for ocean city, sunshine and middle 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware with skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> my sight is just returning.
guys? >> i'm glad yours is. i'll tell you that. by the way, check us out on sirius xm radio. there are always surprises that pop up at the olympic games and everybody loves to wait for those surprises, right? >> they embody the spirit of the games. we showed you this one unforgettable one on wednesday. it started when new zealand's nicki hamblin and american abbey d'agostino collided. d'agostino stopped to help hamblin up. hamblin returned the favor seconds later when d'agostino's leg gave out. abbey is here. how are you? >> doing well. >> we'll talk about how you're feeling in a second because that doesn't look so good. was this just -- i think most people's instinct after colliding with another runner would be get up, get back in the race and it seemed your instinct was to turn around and lend a
helping hand. where does that come from? >> you know, that's a good question. i've been asked that quite a bit in the last few days. the thing about that moment was everything happened so fast. it's just kind of all i know is that i got up and my first instinct was, like, turn around. we have to finish this. and i don't think that was me. i think there was -- i think that was literally the spirit of god in me. let's go. my acl is torn. >> and then to return the favor. that's what's interesting. you guys had not met before this moment, right? >> no. >> you guys helped each other out. what did you say afterwards? a beautiful embrace after. >> we thanked each other. we were both just speechless at the fact that we were able to share a moment like that and realized it was about so much more than our performance that day. >> you ran a mile with a torn
acl and torn meniscus. is this a surgery situation? >> yes. surgery when i get home. it's encouraging that a simple act of kindness resonates with people. we see it and we know that's what this is about. that's what the games is about. and what can happen. >> beautiful. we love you, abbey. >> congratulations. >> take a look at some amazing images, other images from these games. ♪
good morning. i'm tracy davidson. cloudy skies to start your day. let's get you updated with your neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> lots of clouds and a few scattered showers. mainly drew 93 in philadelphia. south jersey at the shore and into delaware seeing the showers. the clouds will be thinning out. it's going to take some time. gradually clearing skies today. a few showers moving back into cape may. southern delaware, a few raindrops as well. no thunderstorms either. the temperatures are in the 70s right now. still in the 60s in the lehigh valley. we'll warm into the upper 80s this afternoon. >> let's check the roads with jessica. >> starting out in harrison township.
there's a disabled truck on route 55 headed southbound around 322. the ramp there is partially blocked because of that. also checking in with the philadelphia international airport. there's a ground stop just for flights arriving to philadelphia right now. no major delays coming out of the city. >> it's back to school time. as you get your children new backpacks and uniforms, pennsylvania leaders have one reminder. don't wait, vaccinate. part of a campaign to make sure your children's shots are up to date. some clinics are offering low cost vaccines. >> and randall kindingham is looking to make her mark on the world. vashti cunningham makes her debut today. >> you can get theliest news and worth with the nbc10 app. check it out. t "today" show continues in minutes.
say hi to the new kids on the bloco. a rio based boy band here famous for mixing '90s hits and chart toppers with the sound of samba and rhythms of carnival. >> they were at the beach volleyball venue. we thank them for coming down on a thursday morning. >> they came straight from beach volleyball. >> that's very nice. >> coming up, savannah couldn't be here in rio. that didn't stop us from hitting the town with her. we'll show you and savannah what happened. it was fun. >> don't say she's two dimensional. really. and don't forget next week when we get back to the plaza, we're letting you go for the gold. in this case, a chance to win $25,000. >> this is amazing. here's what you have to do. starting monday, come to the plaza.
show us all of your olympic spirit and we're going to pick one lucky contestant each day to hunt for gold in a special ball pit. you find it, you get the 25,000. we'll keep it going every day through thursday until someone finds it. >> to get us in the spirit, al will start monday in one of the diver's swimsuits. >> ball pit goes in front. >> to find out more, go to today.com. meanwhile, a quick hello to some proud members of team usa. evan jager won silver in the steeplechase. good morning to both of you. all right. this was a pretty great achievement. one-two for the americans. how did you feel? >> felt great going in getting back on the podium again and bring something home for usa is a blessing. >> evan you gave the u.s. the first medal in the steeplechase since 1984.
congratulations to you. how did it feel earning some medal there? >> it was pretty incredible. it's been a life-long dream of mine and something i thought about every day for the last few years. being able to actually enjoy that moment and have it come true was pretty huge. >> going back to, steeplechase is so dangerous. it's a hard thing to do. the uganda runner took a spill on the track. did you know that was happening? was that in the back of your mind? >> i think he was right behind me when he fell. i heard him hit the barrier hard. i came off that and took a look back just to see if there was a huge pile up. i didn't see the replay of it until just now. >> you just kept focus. >> to get a silver medal, weren't you thinking about
quitting? >> we heard that rumor. >> i had surgery two years ago and last year i got left off the podium and 11 months ago i was considering retiring and started talking to a psychologist and got myself back. >> we're so glad you didn't retire. >> i'm really, really glad. >> thank you. >> congrats on everything. >> way to go. are you ready for the lesson of the day? >> natalie's portuguese class. i'm giving up on this. our track and field athletes of course involved. they both won silver. how do you say i'm a silver medalist. >> a lot of the track and field athletes making history so how would you say that? [ speaking portuguese ] >> no idea if she's telling the truth or not. >> it looks like that on the prompter. and we talk about female hurdlers sweeping the podium.
how do you say i swept the podium. [ speaking portuguese ] >> that's impressive. and that's natalie's portuguese class for today. all right. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. we're looking at for the weekend outlook friday, it's going to be wet throughout two-thirds of the country. the new england area is looking pretty good and the heat continues out west unfortunately. saturday, man, more wet weather in the east. out west the sunshine continues. they could use the rain and then sunday, sunday, rain finally starts to continue to shift east down into the gulf and into the southwest as well. northern plains into the pacific northwest looking a little on the tsty sioade good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few showers this morning and lots of clouds. the clouds will be breaking. we'll get some sunshine this afternoon.
high temperatures in the upper 80s for center city, for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. 89 in allentown. kutztown, 86 this afternoon. a slight chance of a morning shower at cape may, for ocean city and atlantic city. sunshine this afternoon and middle 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware with skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart, save money, live better. >> all right. now to "today's" olympic moment. our country's first medal of these games won in dramatic fashion. a rumble in rio so momentous it was felt halfway around the world. >> going for it in the last few seconds here. she's got it. >> a celebration back home in
india after sakshi malik rallied from a five-point deficit to defeat her opponent with a last-second score. >> she can't believe she won that right at the very end. >> an epic comeback followed by a joyful victory lap on the mat. malik capturing gold and her spot in history. >> representing india. >> the win not only marks india's first medal in women's wrestling but the first medal in rio despite the largest delegation of athletes ever. out of india's 124 athletes, one woman becoming a point of pride for an entire country replacing the weight of the nation on her shoulders with a bronze medal around her neck. india has so many people and such a big population. nice to see they got their first
guess when we'll turn up. because after all we should fit into your life. not the other way around. >> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the game. >> back now with "today's" rio. when it comes to plastic surgery, 25% of the world's procedures are done right here. >> jenna bush hager spoke with a surgeon who says beauty is pain. >> with beautiful beaches and beautiful women, brazil offers the very best. >> brazil is the main capital of
plastic surgery all over the world. >> when it comes to brazilian bodies, the doctor says it's no different. over the course of his 45-year career, he says he performed more than 20,000 plastic surgeries from nips to tucks and lifts. nearly half of which he says are on men. but his most well known and controversial client happens to be his very own wife. carnival celebrity and brazilian guinness world record holder for the most cosmetic surgeries. i know that plastic surgery has been a big part of your rise to fame. how come? >> translator: i started to share to have a beautiful body. increased my lips, breast implants, liposuction. i have surgery every year. a lot of people think it's a lot of surgery to have but it was necessary for the maintenance of
my body. >> more than 10% of the surgeries occur in brazil and when it comes to eyelid operations and lifts, the country leads the way. >> it's beautiful. >> obviously there are risks. >> of course. of course. we have to treat all of the plastic surgery carefully because the risk exists. >> is there a stigma? >> it's very important to be proud. >> magazines dedicated to highlighting the country's fascination with plastic surgery and at this year's summer games, a surgeon represented brazil by carrying the olympic torch just days before he passed away. why do you get these surgeries? do they make you feel beautiful or sexy? >> translator: of course. that's what plastic surgery does. it makes you beautiful. when someone getsla pstic
surgery, it makes them feel better. it gives them good self-esteem and that's what i like about it and what other men and women also like. >> i don't know. >> wow. >> we're wondering where the scars are. where did they hide them? >> especially when they wear thongs on the beach which they do a lot. >> up next, harry connick jr. hits the streets in search of the olympic spirit back home. first, this is "today" on nbc.
working on my show so we went to the time warner center and talked to a lot of people about the olympics and shot a nice piece on it. can we go to it? >> let's roll it. >> let's do it. can i see your best phelps face? do you know the olympics theme? >> i don't. >> katy perry, right? >> yes. >> welcome to rio! i don't know. i'm out. i'm sorry. ♪ >> we found somebody who knows the theme, ladies and gentlemen. the youngest of all of them. she knows the olympics theme. >> what's your favorite track and field event? >> i ran hurdles in high school. >> you still got the -- >> we'll see. it was a while ago. >> are you going to try it? >> sure. >> come on.
yes! >> athletes are doing this thing called cupping. would you like to try cupping. how does it feel? >> it hurts. >> you're from italy. where are you from? >> united states. >> would you like to participate in olympic style pedicab race? >> sure. >> go! usa! usa! come on. usa! and they're pedalling. italy is behind by two wheels and a banana seat. looks like it will be usa! usa wins! usa wins! back to me in the studio. i've never said that before. >> i got chills. the competition. >> it's pretty strong. it's pretty strong stuff. >> what's your show going to be
all about? >> it's going to have comedy and music and talk and just entertainment. i really wanted to do a show that would give people a break from the day and there's a lot of stuff going on in our world, as you know better than anyone else, and i just wanted to do a really fun, entertaining show that was different than some of the other things on tv, spontaneous, unscripted, give people a party in the middle of the day. >> do you need any guests? >> who are you thinking about? >> i don't know. i'm available. i just want to say. >> i think that would be a great pleasure for all of us. >> no pressure at all. when does the show start? >> september 12th. >> can't wait. harry connick, thank you so much. you took the words right out of my mouth. check local listings for time. send it back to hoda in rio. >> coming up, we're going to explain -- look at these awesome people that are here. there are so many beautiful, wonderful people here.
to share life's special moments using #that'sgold. >> mowing, watering. and when your daughter graduates from college. that's got to be awesome. first job even more awesome. share your memorable moments big and small using #that'sgold. >> we've been having a great time in rio but we missed savannah every step of the way. >> every single step. it's not the same without, savannah. we decided we were going to find a way to give you a taste of life here. are you ready? >> yeah. >> look at what we did. we brought a life size version. a life size version would be here. this one is just as good. i have a question, who wants to take a selfie? >> we miss you, savannah!
>> all right, savannah. we got work to do. come on. we're going to go biking. are you game? the bike thing is not working. >> can i give her a kiss. >> you can give her a kiss. i got one too. >> we're going to go jogging. we're busy. she doesn't like to be shot by the back. it's time for your olympic selfie. good. i want you to meet someone. this is savannah guthrie. >> hi, savannah guthrie. hi, savannah guthrie. >> hi. bye. >> savannah, i don't know if you know how much we miss you, but we miss you a lot. we're glad you're here. i like strolling down the sidewalks with you. how is that? is that delicious? she likes hers with alcohol.
>> will you post with me and your friends? hello. savannah. i love it. all right, savannah. time to put your toes in the water. this is it, baby. we miss you and we'll be home soon. >> next best thing to being there isn't, savannah? >> did any of those speedo guys ask for my number or anything? >> all of them. >> by the way, one of them came up to me and said can i kiss it? he asked before he knew anything. she's gorgeous. >> go on in for a wet one. >> that's so cute. >> by the way, savannah, we also have been compiling a rio swag bag for you. there are some really cool items here. shirts and things like that. even stuff for baby bale so
we'll bring that home to you as well. >> i hope it's extra large. i miss you guys so much. i have to say that piece was so cute. i'm so hormonal i started to get a little teary. thank you. makes me feel good. >> we miss you. >> we love you. >> we asked for the nonalcoholic version and they said no such thing. >> i'll catch up in january. >> all right. >> see you soon. >> new kids on the bloco will play us off. >> tomorrow, huge show here on copacabana. all of the athletes who are still in rio are going to join us. we'll recap the time we've had over the last two weeks here. it's been three weeks. >> and rachel says hello. she was carrying you down the walkway. she says hey. >> we're back with more from rio right after your local news.
i'm tracy davidson. just before noon:00. starting your day with clouds. let's find out what's to come with your first alert neighborhood forecast. >> clouds and some showers, too. the last of the showers are in new jersey and delaware. going to quickly come to an end. cape may is getting light rain right now. clouds are starting to thin out in philadelphia. going to take a while for the clouds to clear out completely, and this afternoon, actually see
some sunshine at the shore as well. sun starting to break through in the lehigh valley. 70 degrees currently, into the upper 80s this afternoon. we will not see 90s later today. tracy. >> now let's check the roads. jessica boyington has that. >> we're watching 95, just a little slow around girard avenue. southbound right here, both southbound lanes dealing with a 19-minute drive time. adding about five, six, seven minutes to your commute from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. if you're traveling in upper moreland, an accident on easton road. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire that swept through a row home in philadelphia damaging that home and two others. it broke out around 2:30 this morning. no one was hurt. the 55th annual philadelphia folk festival begins today at old school farm in montgomery county. it's the longest continuously
running outdoor music festival of its kind that runs through saturday. >> the eagles are looking for another preseason win tonight against the steelers. the team arrived in pittsburgh yesterday, and the action kicks off at 7:00 from heinz field. our pregame show starts at 6:30. i'm tracy davidson. you can always stay updated with news and weather with our nbc10 app. it's a free download. "today" show continues in just minutes. thanks for watching. have a great day. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ come seek the royal caribbean ♪ one number 21 in the books.
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nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales and billy bush live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. ♪ >> you know that song. welcome to "today" on thursday, august 18th, 2016. i'm billy bush with al and nat live in rio. you are listening to -- is that the back street boys? no. it's new kids on the bloco.
>> billy said i'm secretly wanted to always be a back street boy. you wanted to be in a boy band? >> the first shoot i ever did for the "today" show was with a great producer named robert. we went to 'nsync so lou perlman had a new one down in orlando called natural. >> guys, one more time. >> billy, it's your moment. come on, billy. >> i spoke too soon. >> do you have a song? >> al, come on. >> go, billy! go, billy! >> you have to sing, billy. ♪ >> add some moves.
♪ >> how about this move? >> new kids on the bloco. >> al, that felt so good. he's going back for more. >> i think al wanted to be -- >> i think he's losing his mind. i think you're losing your mind. >> we're bringing that's back to new york. this is the jam. oh my god where has this been my whole life? >> we need a station. >> i'm just getting an iv. >> keep drinking, al. you didn't even touch yours yet. >> we lead off with a serious story. ryan lochte is continuing to dominate the headlines here in
rio even though he's gone. not because of his medals. officials are questioning his story that he and three other olympic swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early sunday morning. as a reminder here's what ryan told me about the incident. most jarring part. >> we got pulled over in our taxi and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge. and then the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead. i put my hands up. whatever. >> so matt lauer spoke to ryan. he softened some of the elements of the story there. he also off camera told me the car was sideswiped by guys with badges. they pushed them toward the gas station where they pulled them over. so the sideswiping never happened. i think he told matt there was no cock and gun loaded to the forehead. that never happened. there wasn't a dirty harry
moment. he also told me he said if you got a gun, go ahead and use it. the other guys are lying on the ground. that dirty harry moment never happened. >> after talking to matt last night, he still believes the essence -- clearly something happened. that he feels, you know, there is something that happened. >> somewhere in between. >> and matt did ask him is there something that you're embarrassed about that you don't want to come out? that's the rumor here in rio is perhaps there's something that they got caught up in something or maybe drank so much that they -- >> you said cameras are everywhere. >> i was here a couple years ago. i talked to the mayor. he brought me into the control room. they showed me -- there are cameras on every block. they can zero into every square meter of this city. there are 10,000 cameras throughout all of this area that we're in right here. so we will know and most likely the reason they pulled these two swimmers off of the plane, they have to have strong evidence to support that. there's no way they could cause
an international incident. >> the fact is, this story embarrassed the host country of the olympics and so they are going to make sure that people know that maybe this is not exactly -- >> not that version of events. >> you said that gunnar bentz and jack conger, the two swimmers pulled off the plane and jimmy feigen remains in brazil and will speak today. he is said to be cooperating with law enforcement. >> that will be interesting. >> their version of events is changing. whether it was one guy that held the gun to two guys. there's a lot of -- they reported different things about what actually happened that night. that sort of adding to what is already a very murky -- >> the good news is nobody got hurt. >> they're all safe. >> move on. and hopefully we'll get to the bottom of it. >> we'll move on but it's been an embarrassment for brazil and
if it turns out to not be a true story, it's embarrassing for our swimmers. >> my feeling is most of the story is true. i told matt this. when i spoke to lochte, he came in at 7:00 in the morning. i spoke to him. it's a long way to travel from olympic village to get to ipanema where i met him. maximum two hours sleep if any sleep. lochte even when he's lucid has the ability to weave a tale of details. >> i'm impressed you were able to dig down and bring that word up. >> thank you. >> it's a lovely word. >> here's the question, when you talk to him, it was four or five hours after he returned to the olympic village. you guys were shopping. >> not even. it was less. >> he might have been there to report what was happening at usoc because it's outside of usa house. how did he seem in that moment?
did he seem like he had been drinking? >> they were out. clearly. >> they're celebrating. my thing is when you're a foreigner traveling in any country, you have to be careful and you can't put yourself in that situation where we've been warned about things that could happen here. if you're out doing the things that -- >> how about happier news. for example, americans brianna rollins, nia ali and kristi castlin making history as the first women's team ever to sweep, one, two, three in track and field at the women's 100 meter hurdles last night. also marking the first u.s. gold medal in track at the olympics. they take this amazing photo after the race with the american flags. >> we had them recreate that. >> we recreated that today on "today." >> the flags are perfectly lined up. >> gorgeous. >> what's remarkable about them is with the final five, they
said the sweetest thing is that we are genuinely friends. >> they celebrated together. i was watching a british announcer who was doing the race. he said could it possibly be -- it never happened before. a sweep for america. it is! it is! the women jump up together and into each other's arms. it wasn't go gold, silver and bronze. and then who comes out onto the track but titus ali. >> he was here on our show earlier. he's just the cutest little kid. he's absolutely delicious. >> big boomer phelps is upset about this. >> he's not into his personality yet. this young lad at 15 months very impressive. >> he probably won't remember this but some day look back at the pictures and know what the moment meant to us. let's get a check of the weather, roker. >> we'll show you what we have. we're talking about more heat
unfortunately. that crazy fire going on right now just outside of los angeles. you can see we have red flag warnings and fire weather watches from california all of the way up into the pacific northwest. blue cut fire over 25,000 acres. it's about 4% contained. and bad problem is we've got winds. winds from the northwest at 40-mile-per-hour gusts. 30-mile-per-hour gusts in southern california and the heat is a big problem. temperatures 5 to 15 degrees above average. low humidity. and the heat is up and down the coast. look at the pacific northwest. we're talking record setting heat as we get into this weekend with temperatures into the upper 80s and low to mid 90s and in fact as you get into the heart of it, look at these temperatures. eugene, oregon, 100 on saturday. 105 in medford. portland will see a high of 101 degrees. th good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few showers this morning and lots of clouds. the clouds will be breaking. we'll get some sunshine this afternoon. high temperatures in the upper
80s for center city, for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. 89 in allentown. kutztown, 86 this afternoon. a slight chance of a morning shower at cape may, for ocean city and atlantic city. sunshine this afternoon and middle 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware with skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weathe weather. >> coming up, the final five celebrate their victories with zac efron and time off for fun in rio. we're talking to the olympic champs. we have all kinds of hard hitting questions for them right hitting questions for them right this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth.. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine®. as do listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand.
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>> rio by storm. they captured hearts and headlines around the world. >> now the final five enjoy olympic downtime before returning to the united states. >> earlier this morning we asked the olympic champion simone biles and all her girls about that unforgettable surprise with zac. >> is that the final five? >> zac efron was backstage. talking to him in the makeup chair. he said he was taking you out for pizza. when did that happen? would that be a single date? >> this is a final five date. >> he walked in, laurie, you were a beeline.
>> i was okay with her hugging him because i had to regroup myself. >> nobody is moving. >> zac is your crush. do you all have crushes of your own? aly, let's start with you. >> i don't have one. >> yes, you do. >> he's 31. >> older men. >> he's too old. cute but old. >> dave franco is -- >> that's laurie. >> i don't have one. >> madison, what about you? >> don't really have one. >> gabby? >> i'll go with alex rowe from "the fifth wave."
>> it's all coming out. >> is there anybody else? >> from "the fault in our stars." >> we'll come back to that. are you guys ready for this big tour coming up? >> yes. >> we're so excited. we get to sleep on tour buses, travel. >> sleep. no sleep for the wild, aly. >> let me tell you, before we left, she said, guys, i need to get my sleep in now because on tour i'm not sleeping and then now all she wants to do is catch zs. >> i need to recover. >> laurie is calling you out. no sleeping, grandma. >> when you're on tour, you have a lot of time in the room. simone, i understand you're a kardashian fan.
what about you? what do you watch? >> i watch some kardashians. i love "gossip girl." >> favorite music group, gabby? >> i have three. >> carrie underwood. >> i love carrie underwood too. >> what's that song? final song, who sings that? >> laurie, your parents told me that you like to sing karaoke. do you want to sing a little something? >> i'm good at lip-synching. not singing. >> love you, girls. thank you very much. congratulations. >> they are so cute.
they are just a gaggle of teenagers. aly being 22 and gabby 20 but you get that sense they are just loving this moment and having the time of their life. >> it's infectious. >> laurie, how funny is she. laurie hernandez. you saw her face. no sleep for the wild, grandma. we're living by that, laurie. coming up, we're going to take a shopping trip to the hippy market. it went awry when this gang is involved. can anything be simple? not really. not really. that's right after this. olive garden's buy onstarting at $12.99. because there's nothing like a great meal with the family. except maybe another great meal with the family. buy one take one. choose one delicious entrée, like our new pepperoni fettuccine alfredo or our chicken pot pie italiano. plus unlimited salad and breadsticks at our place, and another for yours, for free. starting at $12.99.
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>> 110. >> come on. >> you're buying your own speedo. what the heck? >> which one do you like better? >> i don't like either one of them. >> lester holt, gentlemen, doing in-depth work for "nightly news." >> we need more money. >> how do you say i'm getting screwed in portuguese. >> look who is here. my parents are here. this really is my sugar daddy. >> that's definitely not enough. >> i found the item. >> kathie lee. >> al, i need some money. >> one for kathie. one for hoda.
>> wow. is it good? >> you know who needs this? >> al. now we're talking. >> all right. we cannot leave here without this. these are a good luck bracelet. tie it on. make a wish. and when it breaks your wishes are supposed to come true. >> are you wishing? make a wish. >> right when you tie it? >> i'm going to rip mine off right now. >> wow, wishes do come true. we're out of here. i'm out of money too. >> billy got one of those bracelets too and made a wish. >> i got two. >> they fell off. did your wish come true? >> no. billy is still here. >> i set it up perfectly.
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in new jersey. this is approaching an accident scene. these are our cameras around creek road. this is approaching an accident scene in bellmawr. you can see traffic at a slow go. if you're headed to philadelphia from new jersey, you'll see wig delays there. also, an earlier accident in pennsauken township. >> in just a few minutes, pennsylvania's health secretary will update the effort to launch a medical marijuana program. the governor signed the program into law in april to be implemented by early 2018. pennsylvania residents will be able to get medical marijuana with a doctor's prescription. >> one of the country's biggest malls is getting bigger. the king of prussia mall will open its expansion. a ribbon cutting ceremony is set to begin in a few moments. the two outdoor wildings have been separated by a walkway. they will be connected. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and
taking a look at the headlines, rugged terrain, high temperatures and gusty winds are making it hard for firefighters to get a handle on the massive blue cut wildfire in southern california. evacuated families are being warned that large number of homes have been destroyed. some schools miles away from the fire are closed today because of drifting smoke. if you felt like someone is watching you while you surf the web, you're probably right. researchers at the university of washington looked at web tracking over the last 20 years and found at least 75% of the world's 500 most popular websites contain web tracker. that's up from less than 5% back in 1998. researchers also found half of those websites contained at least four of the third party trackers. mcdonald's is voluntarily pulling the step it activity
trackers from its happy meals. it comes after concerns over skin irritations that may happen from wearing the band. the device counted steps. no word on how many customers have been affected. millions of americans were glued to their tvs the past 12 days watching every hand spring, tuck and twist from the u.s. gymnastics team. if you thought it was an emotional roller coaster for you, imagine being aly raisman's parents. now one concerned fan has started a gofundme site hoping to raise money to provide the raismans with post-olympics rest and relaxation. the money will go to a spa day. they certainly deserve one. let's go back to rio with a check of the weather from al and a special guest. how are you? >> doing great. the u.s. show jumping team might have been down a horse and rider but they came away from
wednesday's competition with a silver medal. lucy davis making her olympic debut in rio. congratulations. so it's your first olympics. you're going home with a medal. that's got to be great feeling. >> it's my dream just to be here so to come home with a medal is just a cherry on top. we came with a strong team and unfortunately one of our strongest members, her horse was injured yesterday. we had kind of carry on without her. we were even more happy to pull away with a medal. >> and that's kind of interesting. you are a team. you are a team of members. you are also a team with your horse that you have to -- what is that relationship? >> it's really a unique sport because you're connecting with an animal and you need to know what they're feeling, if they're tense, if they're fresh, if
they're tired. you need to know at all times and execute in a really short period of time. it's about a two-minute period where you can't make many mistakes. it's important to know what's going on with your horse without them explicitly telling you. >> you have one more event? >> individual final tomorrow. it's a clean slate once you qualify so everyone is equal. hopefully we can pull out another medal. >> all the best. congratulations. thank you so much. your mom and your granddad are right there behind alex there. i like that. i like that head of hair. i like that. very sweet. all right. thank you, guys. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather for your weekend. it's looking pretty darn good if you're in the western part of the country. if you're in the eastern third from the rockies east, it's wet although the northeast kind of digs it out tomorrow. but on saturday we've got wet
weather throughout the northeast, great lakes, gulf coast. western third of the country unfortunately hot in the southwest where they need some help for the fires and then more rain along the eastern seaboard into the gulf again where the good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few showers this morning and lots of clouds. the clouds will be breaking. we'll get some sunshine this afternoon. high temperatures in the upper 80s for center city, for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. 89 in allentown. kutztown, 86 this afternoon. a slight chance of a morning shower at cape may, for ocean city and atlantic city. sunshine this afternoon and middle 80s. a bit warmer in new jersey and delaware with skies starting to break this afternoon. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. >> if there's one thing the two of us know, it's how to have fun on the road soaking up local flavor which we've been doing.
we ate every local delicacy that we could get our hands on. we ventured out on a mandate to one of the most mouth watering destinations in rio. if eating were an olympic sport, billy and i would be standing on the podium. since arriving in rio we have chowed down on several brazilian specialities from snacks and seafood to beverage, decadent desserts and of course the meat. so much meat. >> everybody loves meat here. >> our rio food tour wouldn't be complete without a stop here. food park. a gathering of 20 or so trucks that meets every tuesday through saturday offering the best of rio's vibrant culinary scene. this is food truck heaven. usually you have to go to a food truck and there are one or two. this is like a mall of food trucks. now there's a slogan. we're tasty.
we're brave. whoa. look at that. any time you bring in a blow torch for your meal, i'm impressed. >> welding our burger. whoa. >> i licked my finger. why are you holding yourself? >> i feel like my breasts are about to explode. >> that's the oddest inning ese ever heard? >> good? >> good. that's freaking fantastic. >> here i come. we're going to get the meat sweats tonight. >> chicken with bacon? >> yes. >> i like it. it's okay. would i come back for it?
i don't know. >> here's good news. about 3:00 this morning it's coming back for you. . >> we have a winner. >> funny thing is you have all of those taps but it's running from one keg. strawberry ice cream. >> cookies and cream it is. >> my friend, i don't think we can end without a churro. >> there's always room. >> what do you think?
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world domination. another full day of competition here ahead of us. here are some of the athletes you need to know. >> okay, arnold. a small town girl with big olympic dreams. 25-year-old er tori bowie. the only american runner to claim two medals in rio but tori didn't grow up in the best of circumstances. at 2 years old they were abandoned by their mother. put in foster care. grandma became their guardian and role model. she watched the olympics from her couch four years ago but tonight hoping to take home her third medal. tori credits her grandmother and support of her hometown for all of her success. one day she hopes to return home and read a sign that says
welcome to sandhill, home of tori bowie. and a 25 year old a promising athlete who is running in his father's footsteps. matt and his dad share the same name and went to the same college and now they're two-time olympians. dad, matthew, one of the fastest runners during the 1970s and early '80s. if he didn't have running, he might have ended up in jail. son, matt, respected his dad's toughness but at times he feared him more than he loved him. that's the way it is for a lot of us. admiration for his father is apparent tattooed saying like father, like son across his chest. something his dad wasn't too happy about at first. very handsome guy. he came in fourth place missing the medal stand but tonight another chance to make his dad proud in the 1,500 race. if he wins gold, he'll try to
persuade his father to get his own tattoo that would read like son, like father. >> i like that. >> we have a story about an unlikely olympian. i love this story. two-time all-american wrestler at the university of iowa but two years ago decided to take a mental and physical break from the sport. he buys a pickup for 500 bucks and travels out west living out of the truck for five months before he moves into a trailer. in california, daniel spent two years climbing rocks and doing soul searching and he couldn't stop thinking about the sport he loved wrestling. so last year daniel decides to make a comeback. starts training again with his wrestling club. tries out for the u.s. olympic wrestling team and wins. tomorrow daniel competes in the 57 kilogram freestyle. what a story. >> out in the wild and don't put your food in a tree. wait for the bear to come. >> here's to comebacks, everyone.
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♪ >> we have seen the range of culture brazil has to offer. soccer to samba. >> and this was invented as a way to disguise a fight with a dance. >> it's evolved into a beautiful and soulful art form going on all over the world. i know that ricky martin does it for exercise. take a look. >> you can see the soul of brazil in their eyes and faces. they practice one of brazil's most celebrated cultural pastimes, a source of pride and national heritage. at first look, it's a mixture of martial arts and dance and music but it's so much more.
the president and founder, he and his students, perform their art and showed us their heart. i was welcomed in to teach me the basics giving me a better understanding of the athleticism, grace and art this sport requires. >> it's everything. it's art. art. >> now to introduce the school, go ahead. take it away. they're here in rio. take it away, guys.
good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to you neighborhood forecast with bill henley. >> we still have lauds of clouts, but the clouds are slowly thinning out. skies are brightening over center city. a live view from the aquarium. we will warm into the 80, but not the 90s for a change today. just short of that. sunshine will start to break through the clouds in the lehigh valley. 72 right now. 89 degrees this afternoon. still a chance of a shower in delaware, but most of the rest of the day is going to be dry.
>> now a check of the roads from jessica. >> still watching the 42 freeway. one of our only majors with any delays left. just a few moments ago, 25 minutes ago, 42 around creek road was seeing huge delays due to an accident headed nor northbound. the delays are better, but still some left behind. also watching for the philadelphia international airport. delays for flights arriving into philadelphia due to weather and low clouds. >> jessica, thanks. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire that swept through a row home in philadelphia this morning. flames damaged that home and two other. it broke out around 2:30. no one was hurt. well, the eagles are looking for their second preseason win tonight against the steelers. kickoff at 7:00 from heinz field. our pregame show begins at si sick:30. i'm tracy davidson. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. coming up, live coverage of the
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she is a 4'8" giant and they're going to play the star-spangled banner again. ♪ a busy thursday is under way in rio. and as the day of competition begins we turn our attention to the track on olympic stadium on day 13 of the 2016 games. from our home on c orkcopacaban beach. later tonight usain bolt will run his final