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news 10 app. thanks for watching this morning. the "today" show starts right now. good morning. mall mayhem. post holiday brawls break out at shopping centers across the country. chaos in connecticut. melees in memphis. police forced to use pepper spray on a crowd in cleveland. this morning, inside the panicked moments for thousan of shoppers. no way. president-elect trump pushing back after president obama said he would have beaten trump if he ran again. this as mr. trump takes aim at yet another institution with a veiled twitter warning to the united nations. whether extremes. tens of thousands still without power in the midwest after being slammed by a powerful winter storm. while up and down the east coast, near record warmth.
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temperatures set to soar up to 20 degrees above normal today. and, downward spiral. new details emerge about the weeks leading up to pop star george michael's sudden death. his partner speaking out for the first time. what he's revealing about the singer's complicated final days "today," tuesday, december 27th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm carson daly alongside tamron hall. matt has the day off. savannah remains on maternity leave. cold weather a big story across the country, especially in the midwest, but not in new york. >> look at our plaza. it's 56 degrees out there. people were dropping their ca coats, taking off their hats. the story of two weather
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differences, for sure. mall fights sent post holiday shoppers scram xwliblin across the country and in some cases, responding in riot gear. morgan radford is on long island. >> reporter: good morning. dozens of shoppers injured as does is of fights and false reports caused chaos at malls throughout the country, panic, even evacuations at places like this, roosevelt mall here in new york. post christmas mayhem striking malls all across the country. in this new jersey mall, pandemonium when a person shouted gun in response to a chair being slammed after a fight. >> just running, running, running. everybody was running. we took shelter in some kind of store. >> reporter: 5,000 shoppers tried to escape what they believed was a life threatening ordeal, abandoning meals in the food court. in ohio, police responded to reports of shots fired at
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beechwood place mall. >> we had a sort of stampede. >> reporter: officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd fighting, later confirming that there were no gunshots. a juvenile taken into custody for assaulting a police officer. on monday, disturbances in more than 15 malls across the country were reported in at least a dozen states. in tennessee, incidents were reported in three separate malls. in manchester, connecticut, several fights broke out all at once. investigators estimating several hundred teens were involved. >> they just kind of started yelling, then started push being each other. >> reporter: this video shows an officer trying to control the crowd. five other police departments responded to the scene, one officer assaulted with no life threatening injuries. eight people were arrested forcing the mall to close its doors two hours before scheduled. >> looked like people were throwing punches, fighting. it was just a huge mob of people. it was insane. >> reporter: despite multiple reports of gunfire, police found
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no weapons. still, no indication that any of these incidents were connected. tamron? carson? >> scary stuff at the mall. a war of words is escalating this morning between president-elect trump and president obama over the election and a key u.s. ally. nbc's hallie jackson has more on that for us. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, tamron, good morning to you. another fairly quiet day for the president-elect here in south florida as he spends the holidays at mar-a-lago in palm beach. but that doesn't mean that donald trump is disappearing all together. on twitter, he's taking aim not just at the united nations but at president obama, too. new accusations now flying that the u.s. orchestrated a controversial u.n. security council resolution meant to send a warning to israel. >> but we have proof. i don't believe it, we know it. we will he a share it with the incoming administration through the appropriate channels. >> reporter: israeli officials arguing they'll give their evidence to the next
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administration as the current administration flatly denies it had anything to do with that resolution. including senior white house aide ben rhodes saying, "the notion that we were somehow involved in drafting this is just not true." >> do you not believe -- do you not trust the u.s. government when they deny having anything to do with this? >> well, ben rhodes is an expert at fiction. >> reporter: the clash infuriating israelis and underscoring the chill between prime minister benjamin netanyahu and president obama. with some high-profile republicans now threatening to try to yank funding from the united nations as trump himself tweets the international organization has great potential but right now is just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time. so sad." that war of words not the only one trump's involved in. after president obama's new comments in a podcast about what might have happened if he ran for a third term, based on his vision for the country.
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>> i'm confident that if i had run again, and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> reporter: trump, taking exception to the hypothetical, unconstitutional scenario, tweeting -- no way president obama could have beaten him, pointing to jobs leaving, isis, the health care law. the president later hinting hillary clinton may have been too cautious in her race. >> if you think you're winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer. >> reporter: and in contrast to trump's unusually vocal comments for a president-elect, weighing in on matters of international diplomacy, for example, president obama's philosophy -- stay quiet. at least for now. >> i have to be quiet for a while. i -- and i don't mean politically. i mean internally. i have to still myself and -- >> that's going to take some time. >> yes. >> reporter: overnight the
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president-elect tweeting about his charitable foundation which he has promised to dissolve to deal with any potential conflict of interest questions. but there are still questions about his business and how he'll disentangle himself from that. questions donald trump has promised to answer after the new year. he is set to resume his full schedule here in south florida tomorrow. >> thank you so much. today president obama takes time away from his vacation in hawaii to visit pearl harbor 75 years after the attacks that thrust the united states into world war ii. he'll be joined by japan's prime minister. nbc's tammy leitner is in. honolulu with more. tammy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carson. we are just hours away from an unprecedented historic event. japanese prime minister shinzo abe will visit pearl harbor, alongside president obama. they will pay their respects to those who fought and those who died. >> reporter: a historic moment. never before has a japanese leader made an official visit to
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pearl harbor, and it's finally pg happening. 75 years after the attack. >> manual battle stations, this is not a drill. are. >> reporter: al rodriguez survived the attack on pearl harbor and he will be there today, once again to witness history as japanese prime minister shinzo abe visits the battlefield of the attack that thrust the u.s. into world war ii. >> just very emotional. >> reporter: the joint trip coming after obama became the first president to visit hiroshima, the first place the u.s. dropped two atomic bombs forcing japan to surrender. ambassador to japan, klein kennedy, has helped strengthen u.s.-japan relations. >> certainly in the japan and the united states it is the star of the moment. but the whole world i think should be inspired by the power of reconciliation. >> reporter: thousands now pass through these gates at pearl harbor every day. >> my father joined the navy
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right after pearl harbor. and he actually, like so many young men then, that was an event that really rocked them to their core. >> reporter: a war that changed many and tore the world apart. and now a chance for two countries to show solidarity. >> it shows how far we came as not just a nation but as a global family. >> reporter: a moment 75 years in the making that some thought would never come. the visit of these two leaders really shows how two adversaries have become allies. carson and tamron? >> thank you, tammy leitner on the story for us in hawaii. another time, another day of digging out for states hit hard by a powerful winter storm. this morning tens of thousands of people still without power. nbc's ron mott has more on the story. ron, good morning. >> reporter: hey, tamron, good morning to you. this latest winter storm has largely spared us here in chicago. it's dry but mostly cold here
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today. elsewhere this storm is packing a mighty punch. this morning, a familiar sound. digging out. >> how the heck am i getting out of here. >> reporter: after a winter wallop swallowed cars and surrounded homes trapping families inside, snowdrifts so massive they blocked front doors leaving a perfect imprint. a difficult back-to-work commute today across much of the northern plains. in north dakota, blinding snow, wild wind, and near zero visibility on the roads. a 240-mile stretch of i-94 closed at one point. in minnesota, this ice house broke through the frozen lake as temperatures plummeted. on the roads, forecasters warned up to half an inch of ice could freeze over, travel erls urers bring extra flashlights, food and water. and ten anglers left stranded after the ice sheet they were on broke away, responders deploying
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an ice angel rescue boat to bring them back to shore. the forecast at airports -- anything but merry the day after christmas. nearly 400 u.s. flights canceled monday. more than 3,500 delayed. passengers left stranded, laying on mats, waiting for answers. but for those who made it home, a winter wonderland for kids and dogs alike. road travel could be treacherous today in the pacific northwest and the dakotas. we can see some trouble spots in the eastern half of the country as well from texas all the way up into maine. carson? tamron? >> ron, thank you so much. we'll have more on the forecast -- including near-record warmth on the east coast in just a bit. but now to a huge sinkhole threatening nearly two dozen homes in michigan. state of emergency has now been declared as engineers rush to save part of a neighborhood that has seen this type of damage before. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: this morning, a suburban detroit neighborhood is literally on the edge. >> we're kind of planning for the worst case scenario.
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>> reporter: frazier, michigan, now under a state of emergency after this massive sinkhole opened up. three homes deemed uninhabitable. at least 22 families evacuated. >> we've seen the bricks fall from the side of the house. we saw the separating at the front of the house. >> reporter: demetrius smith is terrified. her home is next. >> if it swallows his house, it might take ours with it. >> reporter: officials believe that an 11-foot wide sue e sewe buried may have burst causing the sinkhole to farm, nearly impacting a gas and water main forcing the city to shut off those utilities. and this isn't the first deep problem for the area. same road caved in back in 2004. this latest sinkhole is even larger. 250 feet long and 100 feet wide. david bogden rushed out grabbing what he could in minutes. >> yeah. clothes and valuables. and christmas presents. >> reporter: authorities are now pumping sewage into a nearby
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river worried worry the sludge might back up into basements. engineers say it could be weeks before residents are allowed back into their homes. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. breaking overnight, rescue teams have found a flight recorder from the russian plane that crashed into the black sea over the weekend. all 92 people aboard are believed to have died sunday morning when the military plane went down two minutes of a taking off from sochi. the 84 passengers included dozens of singers from russia's world famous military choir who were headed to russia's base in syria. officials hope the flight recorder or black box will provide clues as to why that plane crashed. and some football news now. the dallas cowboys proving once again last night that they are indeed the team to beat in the nfc. cowboys took on the detroit lions on monday night football. it was a close game until late in the third quarter. take a look. >> ryan's going to throw -- and
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witten's wide open. >> dallas cowboys go to their back of tricks. that was actually wide receiver dez bryant with the perfect pass to tight end jason witten. dallas would go on to win it 42-21. they move to 13-2 on the season and continue to roll. >> bag of tricks. it's called winning. >> it's working, whatever it is. let's check in on the weather. shanna mendiola from l.a. is in for al. >> we are looking at above-average temperatures and some records. yesterday, about 14 of them just east of the rockies. a very warm day. we'll continue to see that warmth today. temperatures above average in norfolk. looking at about a 21-degree jump today. in st. louis, temperatures will be about 40 degrees above
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average. warmth continues tomorrow. our friends in chicago saw some snow but it is going to be quiet. 62 in wilmington today. the week ahead will see some cooling so enjoy this warmth now because we've got it. as you head into the late part of the week you have a chance for some snow in the northeast. the forecast for today, heavy snow possible in the pacific northwest. our friends in the cascades possibly seeing two to four feet of snow. for santa ana winds in southern california, it will not be a warm wind but we'll see gusts up to 55 miles per hour today. out east a chance of some fog early in the day and lake-effect snow through the northeast. we'll have another look at your
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good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. here's a look at your neighborhood forecast. showers in and out, mostly light to mod date. in the afternoon sunshine breaking through. 59 in somerton, 58 in lansdale, mostly along the mid 50s for parts of the lehigh valley. new jersey, trenton up to 58 degrees. warmer than average. low 60s for the jersey shore and that's the same in delaware, up to 64 degrees in wilmington. >> that's your latest weather. >> thaurnk you very much. coming up, new information emerging now about george michael's death as his partner speaks out about the pop icon's final days. and an absolutely incredible story of survival. we'll hear from the mom who walked 26 miles in the cold and snow to find help for her
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stranded family. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're following some breaking news this morning. sky force 10 over the scene of a crash and fire at a gas station in philadelphia's oxford circle neighborhood. this was just within the last hour, a tractor crashed into the gas station. both the tractor trailer and gas station were on fire. crews arrived quickly to get control of the flames. nbc 10 was there on the ground after the crash. there are no reports of any injuries. police are staying on the scene at this hour. you can tap the nbc 10 app and stay with us on air for updates. let's get to meteorologist krystal klei with a look at your weather. dreary but the temps are pretty
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good for late december. >> we have the warm start but now the rain is moving through. what you're seeing is the rain that's going to pass right into newcastle county for delaware, parts of south jersey as well. more rounds of in-out showers are expected through the next several hours of the morning. they'll mo out as we get whoa the afternoon. right now delaware the focus of the rain. let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> the accident scene where the tractor trailer crashed into the gas station, downed poles and wires, so oxford station is closed. watching the schuylkill expressway. we're really light this morning. 12 minutes from the vine street expressway to the blue route. >> we'll have another live update for you in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show now.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, the 27th of december, 2016. an amazing crowd having fun because it is 56 degrees out there on the plaza. >> no gloves. >> ditch pg ting the hats. inside studio 1a now, let's look at today's headlines. tens of thousands remain without power this morning in the wake of that crippling winter storm. white-out conditions forced highways and airports to close in the dakotas. near hurricane force wind gusts knocked down power lines in michigan and nebraska. overnight crews found a
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flight recorder from the russian military plane that crashed into the black sea over the weekend. all 92 people on board are believed to have died. 5 of 6 inmates who escaped from a tennessee jail on christmas day are to you back in custody. they broke out by removing a toilet. the hole giving them access to a path outside. officials are still looking for the lone escapee. also this morning, we're learning more about the sudden shocking death of pop star george plikl michael. his partner speaking out. nbc's kelly cobiella is in london. >> reporter: good morning. you can really see the impact this man had on so many people. people still out here in front of his london home. in north london. paying tribute to the late singer, this as stories begin to emerge about an alleged addiction and a secret generosity. new details on george michael's final days.
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behind the music, the talent, a troubled soul. this the most recent picture of the singer in public taken in september. hardly recognizable. neighbor sara simpson says she saw him a few weeks ago at a restaurant. >> he was at the in extable ane he was very quiet. he didn't look well but he was with his friends. we thought it was just respectful to leave him be. >> reporter: on monday michael's long-time boyfriend tweeted out how he discovered the singer christmas morning. it is a christmas i will never forget, finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning. i will never stop missing you. a friend according to ""the daily telegraph," saying the singer was struggling with addiction. george michael was a star at just 18 and he said he found fame hard to manage. his run-ins with the law well known. arrested in 1998 for exposing himself to an undercover
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policeman in l.a. caught with drugs in london in 2006. a driving ban in britain in 2007. arrested again for drugs in 2008. and in 2010, after crashing into a london store, four weeks in prison. michael smoked cannabis in front of cameras but always denied he had an addiction and he always bounced back, even after a pneumonia scare in 2011. >> the hospital they rushed me to was absolutely the best place in the world i could have been. >> reporter: in recent months michael stayed out of the spotlight. >> he became very, very reclusive. he wasn't seen around that much. he didn't do very much. but an amazing career. i mean i think that whatever personal demons he had, he had to deal with. but let's hope his career is his
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lasting legacy. >> reporter: the man who made generations dance also gave something else, secretly handing out money, and time, to people in need. revealed now in tweets. "i wrote in a piece ages ago about a celeb i had worked with tipping a bar made 5,000 pounds because she was a student nurse in debt." it was george michael. and "george michael was working anonymously patat a homeless shelter. i never told anyone, he asked we didn't. this morning "the daily telegraph" reports george michael's boyfriend told them everything had been very complicated recently but george was looking forward to christmas. i want people to remember him the way he was. he was a beautiful person. carson and tamron, one last note. the police tell us they will not be commenting on cause of death until after the postmortem. >> still reeling over that loss. >> but it is so beautiful to hear those stories of how he was
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anonymous in giving. >> so generous but didn't say anything about it. let's transition to a check of the weather. shanna, what's the latest? is. >> right now things are starting to quiet down nationally but we are looking at a very fast-moving storm in the pacific northwest. fast-moving showers through the pacific northwest, even california's getting some, the bay area is getting some high clouds there. snow still through the cascades. looking at dangerous travel through the passes and canyons there. if you're driving through the mountains, there is still additional is no he possible, up to 2,000 feet with avalanche threat possible as well. through tomorrow, at least two feet of snow by the time this is all over through the cascades, the olympics as well. sun valley, even bend, oregon. mountains looking at some snow. we'll look the forecast for today. warmth in the east. temperatures in the 40s for you out there throughout the valleys. out towards the east where texas through the mississippi valley are looking at some rain there.
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we've got some fog ahead of the front so you could be seeing that this morning. lake-effect snow in the lakes. heavy snow in the pacific northwest. rain is also possible through boston. you'll notice that. we've got rain and actually wind for you in the southern california region where santa ana winds are possible. that's going to make things gusty f your trorav good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. here's a lock at the neighborhood forecast. showers in and out, mostly light to moderate through the morning. but in the afternoon sunshine breaking through. 59 degrees in somerton today, 58 in lansdale. along the mid 50s for parts of the lehigh valley. new jersey trenton up to 58 degrees. low 60s for the jersey shore and that's the same in delaware, up to 64 degrees in wilmington. >> you canou can always get youl forecast on the weather channel on cable. >> thank you very much. we were just talking about vinyl. >> yes, we were.
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have lived through. she told of her incredible story of survival after tracking 25 miles in the wilderness. some aren't just calling it fortunate, they're calling it miraculous. >> it is just sart statarting t in. it feels surreal. >> reporter: karen klein incredibly survived a harrowing ordeal. the 47-year-old pennsylvania mom, her husband, eric, and 10-year-old son, isaac, were in las vegas for a holiday getaway. >> family vacation. week long over the holiday. >> reporter: they decided to take a road trip, visit a world wonder. >> we would go to bryce canyon, spend the night and go to the north rim. >> reporter: but it was there in the grand canyon's harsh north rim that she says everything went south. their cell phone gps recommending a short cut. >> it diverted us on a forest road. >> reporter: that the family realized too late was a wrong turn to a narrow, closed road. eventually getting stuck in the
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mud. >> for an hour we tried to get the car out. we had no cell service. we couldn't call anybody to help us out. and it was decided that, look, there is a main road up ahead and i have professional and recreational experience, life-long in the outdoors. so i said, well, i'll just walk up to the main road. i can do this. like i'm a unarer. >> reporter: klein found nothing but the dead of night, wandering way off course. >> it got to be about 1:30 in the morning. at this point i had walked about 26 miles. i kept myself awake. i just talked to myself, rocked back and forth to stay warm. they said in that 36 hours i walked about 30 miles. >> reporter: she survived off twigs, snow and the will to see her family again. >> i can't leave my son without a mompy can't leave my husband without a wife. i'm not letting my parents bury me. >> reporter: meanwhile, her
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husband decided to head the other direction 15 miles until he got lucky. >> got one bar of cell service and called the park ranger called 911. they sent the rescue team. that was about 3:00 in the afternoon to find me. then they found me 2:30 in the morning. >> reporter: klein was found and airlifted to safety, recovering with frost bitten fingers and toes. but smiling. >> i think karen is a very brave woman who did the most she could to help her family. >> reporter: a dangerous journey turned christmas miracle. >> i was determined that this is not -- this is now how my life is going to end. >> get this -- just hours after karen's rescue with, a major winter storm hit the region that officials say would have made it impossible to find her. doctors are currently working with her in the hospital, hopeful she will make a full recovery. >> who plays her in the movie? that's just unbelievable. >> amazing she had that experience to be able to survive that.
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we're back now at 7:49. ronan farrow is in the orange room with the birthday party invite that people took literally. >> really literally. what would you do if your birthday went viral? this story shows the international power of the meme.
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mexican teenager ruby is here, quite lovely. sent a birthday party invite out with some unexpected results. she was to celebrate her 15th, the original coming of age celebration, on december 26th in mexico. in this video earlier this month she stands with her parents as her father invites everyone to attend the party. what he didn't bargain for, you guys, is that the video was sent to public instead of private and you can see the results here. 1.2 million people rsvp'd. it became an international viral phenomenon. within days the hashtag was trending on social. fans make flyers, tickets, fake v.i.p. passes. a mexican airline actually offered a 30% discount on flights to attend the party. night started falling, people arrived in droves to celebrate the birthday girl. three bands performed and the night ended with this very sweet moment. a traditional father/daughter
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dance marking her transition to womanhood. here is the thing. this is an area where half the population is below the poverty line. very high unemployment. for many people this was a rare chance to have a good time. one local actually said it called attention to some of those serious issues. i just did karaoke, guys. >> just like putting it on the public setting and not private? >> that's great he didn't turn people away. dad had to hit up a costco before that. still to come, massive brawls that have police racing to malls all across the country. and happier shopping news -- end of year bargains. can we say yes! where you'll find the biggest deals this week on everything from fashion to flights. speaking of flying, my internship at jfk. i was a ramp agent for delta. weight watchers, i've lost over 40 pounds.
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we are following breaking news. nbc ten on the scene of a crash and fire at a face station at the oxford circle neighborhood. police tell us a tractor trailer crashed into the station near the corner of oxford avenue. the medics took the driver to the hospital. earlier sky force 10 was over the scene. fire crews arrived quickly to put the flames out on the truck and the gas station. police are investigating. you can tap the nbc 10 app for updates. the crash at oxford circle causing some traffic troubles. let's get you updated with jessica boyington. >> right. we're staying at oxford circle right now because there's downed poles and wires right now. you'll be detoured around the scene there. we're also watching some wet roads. this is actually on the boulevard. you can see a little blurring
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around the camera, head lights on, roads are slippery. just a few minutes before 8:00 and 56 degrees outside. let's get right to your first alert forecast meteorologist krystal klei has that. >> yeah, the temperatures are very moderate but we're taking the live camera shot of the city. the clouds are rolling by quickly and there's wet spots on. camera as the rain is moving through. we're looking at the 7:30 update to our radar and some f the showers are passing through delaware, new jersey and philadelphia. mf will more will be in and out throughout the morning. here's a closer look where we're seeing the moderate right now, into gloucester and mount laurel. and if we track furtherer to the north, showers in the suburbs also. >> i'm tracy davidson. we'll have an update in 25 minutes. you the stay updated on news and weather on the nbc 10 app.
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the "today" show continues in just a few minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, draubrawls at the ma. >> people were throwing punches, fighting. it was just a huge mob of people. >> post holiday fights break out at nearly 20 shopping centers across the country. as chaos and confusion sends scared shoppe erpers running fo their lives. plus, cleared for takeoff. inside my internship as an airport baggage handler. what are people packing? they're going to vegas, for the love of god. what i learned from my time on the tarmac. and christmas surprise. no bad blood here. taylor swift performs a special holiday concert for a very deserving fan.
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"today," tuesday, december 27th, 2016. let's go pitt! >> hi to my friends and family in new york. >> celebrating my best friend's birthday on the "today" show. >> jennifer and i are getting married on the "today" show. welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning. the crowd is excited. it's unseasonably warm right now. look at everybody here. great to get outside and spend time with them. the usual gang's got the morning off. >> it's 56 degrees out here! >> we're here for you guys.
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>> it's amazing. is there a u. of pitt game? >> we're cheering for pitt here. >> that's like the whole pitt corner. >> pitt is representing today. >> nice. coming up, we are covering appetizers. we covered appetizers on monday. so this morning we're cooking up the perfect meal for your new year's celebration. we got it started with apps. now we're going to move to steaks and sides. but first, let's take a look at the "news at 8." >> reporter: good morning. we begin this morning with the latest in politics. i'm hallie jackson in west palm beach with president-elect donald trump expected to have another fairly quiet day at mar-a-lago nearby. but he's still being vocal online on his holiday break going after not just president obama, but an international institution, too. donald trump's latest twitter, tough talk aimed at the united
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nations, tweeting, it has great potential but right now it's just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. so sad!" that tweet coming after international drama on the u.n. world stage with the u.s. refusing to veto a security resolution reprimanding israeli settlements in the west bank. that friday vote a flash point in the feud between president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. accusing the u.s. of orchestrating the controversial resolution with israel's ambassador now claiming he has evidence. >> we have proof. i don't believe it. we know it. we'll share it with the incoming administration through the appropriate channels. >> reporter: the u.s. denying it was behind the resolution. while its foreign policy in the spotlight now, here at home, it's president obama making headlines for arguing if he had run on his vision for america this year, not that he could have, he says he would have won. >> i am confident in this vision
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because i'm confident that if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> reporter: firing back, trump again on twitter -- president obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that. but i say, no way. >> reporter: president obama, meanwhile, today will make history with the japanese prime minister as they both visit together the pearl harbor memorial in hawaii. what's expected to be a powerful moment. and likely president obama's last visit or meeting with a foreign leader before he leaves office. >> hallie, thanks very much. in other news, post holiday shoppers were sent scrambling for the exits on monday after fights broke out at malls all across the country. disturbances were reported at shopping centers in at least a dozen states. in new jersey a small fight caused a wave of panic when someone shouted "gun" after hearing a chair slam against the
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ground. in ohio, officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd fighting at a mall east of cleveland. in manchester, connecticut, several fights broke out all at once. police estimate several hundred teens were involved. there is still no clear indication that any of the incidents were connected. now to the powerful winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country. thousands of homes and businesses are still without power this morning as residents start to dig out. in north dakota, blinding snow and near zero visibility on the roads. a 240-mile stretch of i-94 was closed at one point and air travelers did not fare much better. almost 400 u.s. flights were canceled monday and more than 3,500 delayed. shanna will have the forecast in a few minutes. don't miss "trending" coming up, we're going to be celebrating something very special. then on "popstart!" the george michael hits that people are discovering all over again. but first, the best items to
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post holiday sales are soaring but how do you know what's a good deal right now and what's going to be marked down even more in the new year? >> nbc's morgan radford braved the stores and the sales to check it all out for us. >> reporter: that's right, tamron, some of this is common sense. we all know you can get some really good deals just after christmas. but the question becomes, what should you buy this week versus next week. we put together some guidelines. it's time to make a new list and check it twice. from fashion to flights. experts say some of the best deals of the holiday season don't actually come until after christmas. >> we're seeing deepest discounts on travel lately. it is all about mexico, dominican republic, the bahamas and even florida. >> reporter: even though holiday decorations are still all a glow, most retailers are thinking spring and emptying shelves of all winter
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merchandise. >> the best deals today are going to be everything on cold winter wear whether it is coats, hats, gloves, boots. >> reporter: those precious gift cards are worth an estimated $100 billion annually. dl there are three things when trying to get the best deals in the stores. first, check out your e-mail. your e-mail is going to be the guide to tell you what's on sale when. second, when you're in the store, get there early. that's when the newest batch of merchandise arrives. third, when you check out at the rash register, ask if there is an additional discount available. >> reporter: expect prices to drop even deeper in january, but also expect the most wanted items to have already been thoroughly picked over. electronics may be the big-ticket items that people go gaga over during sales events like black friday. but now it may actually be better to wait until the new year. the consumer electronics show which is when the new technology
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for 2017 is unveiled, starts january 6th. that means lower prices for 2016 models should soon follow. when it comes to those after-holiday sales, close to half of shopping is forecasted to have online. $117 billion of seasonal spending. so, don't forget to check the online clearance racks. retailers like j. crew, anthropology and aet lthletica offering additional discounts up to their already reduced items. sharp smarter. one more tip. if you're in the market for a new car, you can actually get deeper discounts in december than in january. and if snow's in your future, you can usually get better deals because snowy cold weather actually brings in fewer buyers. tamron? carson? >> good one, morgan. now it is time to "trend."
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>> reason onan joining us. raise your hand if you feel a little exhausted from the holidays. i feel inspired by it. i don't know. >> how many people are staying at your place? >> well, in texas we had a houseful. and i cooked for them all. >> it is the texan charm. >> guess what? there is actually a term if you feel a little tired. it is called family jet lag. whether you did the traveling this year or your family came to you. everyone can be feeling the results from the jet lag. the problem is caused by a disruption in your normal routine which can lead to emotional and even physical distress. when you have the perfect storm of lack of sleep, in close quarters, and you are back under your parents' roof, you are bound to be exhausted. all parties involved end up feeling like they traveled hundreds of miles. i had to sleep for five days with a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old niece. i'm in the middle because i have to be in the middle, i have to share. a foot in your side. >> the point being, no matter
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where -- i have family visiting us. we all feel the effects. if i go visit my family they probably take on me being up, i'm on new york hours. it is just a group effort. it is the holidays. we're all in it together. >> the happiness of being together. >> i am 1 of 14. also i get the argument thing. any tree can be a christmas tree if you fight around it. >> that's true. >> that's the dark side. >> we were talking about vinyl records earlier. it looks like vinyl records are no longer a thing of the past. according to to the recording industry association of america, sales from viable records were up 32% in 2015. that's the highest since 1988. in an effort to keep up with this new found demand, the united record pressing plant located in nashville is expanding. it is already a pretty big operation. it is currently the country's largest vinyl manufacturer. it is two football fields in size but they're going to double that now. they're going to relocate to a new facility. what do you guys think about vinyl making a comeback? >> i love it. i think it is so cool.
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i gave willie geist last year a vintage nwa vinyl album. i think he liked. i love that. >> that's a great gift. >> music industry struggling with how to stay afloat. streaming revenue is not a big source of income. maybe you saved music with "the voice." i'm going to give you credit. >> what's your ideal vinyl? >> i think some vintage leonard cohen would be great. >> the classics always work for vinyl. i have an amy winehouse record in my office that i pop on. but she reminds me of a throwback artist. a little james brown. >> bobby agagentry "ode to bill joe." >> if there is one person have you avoided because you don't have a gift for them -- vinyl. >> that analog sound is really cool. we want to wish savannah -- it is her birthday today. happy birthday, savannah! of course she has a lot to celebrate. savannah and her husband have vail. baby charlie came into the
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world. and it is a blessed time for her. we miss you so much. i wish you were awake. i wish you could be listening to us. >> she might actually be up. maybe you should call her. >> she was up the first day after having charlie. >> guys, can we dial up savannah's winter chateau? >> that was fast. s.g. on the line. what you got? come on. you better answer. savannah? answer. savannah, answer. >> pizza hut. >> happy birthday! >> i'm watching! >> happy birthday, girl. >> hi, guys. good morning! >> you were supposed to answer "milk shakes are us." >> i know. actually, i almost switched it to "milk hut." >> just be glad we didn't force you to do a skype. we're just doing a head shot. >> i only do phoners at this hour. >> she's a tough cookie. >> savannah, happy 30th.
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let's get on to the important stuff. it was christmas, you are with vail and baby charlie. how was christmas for vail? >> oh, my gosh. you know this, carson. i think this is the first christmas where she really got flu it and she learned about santa and she only asked for one thing from santa. >> what was that? >> which was -- a cake. >> a cake? >> so santa tried to come -- put it together. >> did you make it? >> four-layer cake. by the time it tended it looked like the leaning tower of piza. >> it's good. we had fun. charlie got a rattle and some pacifiers in his stocking. we all had matching pajamas. some of you have seen those photos. >> it is your birthday today.
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a big milestone. your first christmas with your growing family with your mom and your husband, feldy. >> i felt like all my gifts were in my arms. i really just have not stopped feeling so much gratitude and it's just been so fun. i do watch the show every day. and i wanted to say, in all sin sa cerity, i'm grateful for everyone stepping up and working these extra shifts. it is the holidays and it is a lot to give up. >> we're family. what's what families do. step up to help each other. what are you going to do for your birthday tonight. >> my mom and mike and i are going out on a hot date. i think that's the first time i will be out really in three weeks -- almost three weeks. i may even shower. >> yes! >> that's a good idea. >> good for you. work in a shower, maybe a glass
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of champagne. well deserved. >> can she? can you have champagne? >> are you kidding me? >> there is the savannah we all know and love. >> you know me. >> i didn't know what the scheduling was. champagne. i'll drop off a bottle or two. we love you. happy birthday. have fun tonight. >> guys, lot to get to in "popstart!" today. let's just get right into it. first up, a lot of people talking about the untimely death of singer george michael. he became an icon in the music industry with his name behind so many hits. those songs are spiking once again on the charts. to be specific, spotify's seen an over 3,000% increase in michael's solo music since he passed. the top five streamed songs from michael and his former group wham! are "last christmas," "careless whisper," "faith," "freedom 90," and of course -- the classic, "wake me up before you go-go." it's great to see this music is
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still making an impact on the world. up next, britney spears is the latest victim of a twitter harking. monday afternoon sony music tweeted out this message saying r.i.p. britney spears. upsetting many of her fans with that news. some assumed it was ooh hoax. but then bob dylan a 's officia twitter account shared a similar message. britney spears and bob dylan are both alive and well. sony says their accounts were compromised. just in case you need a little more solid proof that britney's okay, she posted this photo on twitter. she's indeed doing just fine. a 96-year-old world war ii veteran got one heck of a surprise. sigh lus po the man admitted in a local television interviews admitted he had actually been to two of
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taylor's converts. taylor got wind of it and decided to surprise him the day after christmas. in a video shot by taylor's dad, scott, here's the moment when taylor walks into the party. [ screams ]. >> after greeting his friends and family, close to 60 people, taylor spent about an hour with the group performing for the crowd and taking a look at some of porter's war memorabilia. >> did you see porter dancing? is love that. let's check in with shanna in for al this morning. >> step outside here in new york city, temperatures almost 60 degrees by the afternoon. we have a wide range of those temperatures, coolest up north with temperature there in the teens in the north dakotas.
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florida, in the 80s today. a warm day throughout southern california with temperatures there in the 60s. all across the board things are quieting up as well. looking at snow for the pacific northwest. santa ana winds through california and through the northeast possibility of rain today but fog out ithen good morning. here is a look at your neighborhood forecast today. showers in and out, mostly light to moderate. in the afternoon, sunshine breaking through. 59 in somerton. 58 in landsdale. 50s in lehigh valley. trenton up to 58. these are much warmer than average. low 60s for the jersey shore. the same in delaware. up to 64 in wilmington. >> that's your local weather. with 2016 coming to a close, this week we are looking back at some of our favorite stories of the year. >> for me, i'll never forget my day interning as a ramp agent
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for delta air lines over at jfk airport. >> reporter: every time you fly, there are hundreds of men and women working hard on the ground. these blelow the wing employees are the backbone of any aviating business and i wanted to be one of them. >> our top priority is safety at delta air lines. here are some knee pads. >> i'm wearing a cup already. . safety is very important to me as well. >> are you ready to go? >> i'm ready. >> we're going to load this plane right here. we're going to vegas. you like vegas? >> i love vegas. can you load me. >> we'll take our customers bags. there you go. >> nice and gentle. that was my bag. that one's heavy. >> might be a body in there. >> how do you feel about stacking the bags inside the aircraft hold? >> i'm ready. i'm your intern today. >> all right. let's do it.
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>> what are people packing? they're going to vegas, for the love of god. lot of work. >> it is a lot of work? >> it really is. it reminds me of packing my car with my family in the trunk. it's small in here. >> yes. >> you have to pack it artfully. >> what are you doing? ? you using a cell phone out here? >> we're on a break, aren't we? >> no! always have to be aware of everything. no phones. >> for my mom. >> we're going to our next task. >> where is the radio? >> the radio? >> yeah. listen to some music. >> little hip-hop. little something. >> get your feet down. >> now we're going to load this wide body. you ready? this is enrique ramos. >> first set up the platform
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controlled by this joy stick. >> like a video game. >> just like a video game. bring it right up against it so it fits perfect on into the aircraft. >> there you go. a little more. >> that first pallet was about 3,500 pounds. >> this one was about 3,000 pounds. >> there's almost 7,000 pounds in cargo alone. >> yes. >> what are we doing next? go into the lounge and maybe have a cocktail? >> no, you're not! there's definitely no drinking. you're going to be moving an airplane. >> really? >> yes. >> like the tow? >> you're going to tow an airplane. what we call a super tow. >> thanks for having me. >> ready? >> let's do it. >> driving it driving it? oh, boy. this is the greatest day of my life. [ honking horn ]. >> bravo 38 ready for pushback.
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♪ >> woo-hoo! i towed that! perfect. don't tell chris. >> no. i won't say nothing. promise. >> so carson? >> yeah. >> stop talking to chris. you got a plane to move, man. you ready to roll? >> this is insane. >> requesting pushback. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is your intern speaking, carson daly. hope you enjoyed your quick over jaunt over from pad 88 to bravo 25. we enjoyed having you on board. chris, i took 243 selfies and you can't do anything about it. finally, the moment i had been preparing for all day long. >> luke! i am your father! i had to do it. i had to. >> carson, let's go. let's go. you got to park an airplane. ♪ >> okay.
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nice job. perfect. thank you so much! >> that was a blast. i still own all that gear, too. big thanks to chris and
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more details of a crash in a tractor trailer in philadelphia. early this morning. medics took the truck driver and driver of the suv in the hospital, both are in stable condition. sky 10 was over the scene. tap the nbc10 app for updates. we'll have another local update in 25 minutes.
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welcome back. it's a beautiful day at 8:30 on a tuesday morning, december 27th. want to say hello to our lovely crowd out here. hi, guys! we were just talking to savannah and vail. those are some cute babies on the plaza! >> guys, coming up in a little bit, we are very excited because amazing grace, grace vanderwaal, the amazing winner from "america's got talent." she will perform a song from her debut cd. and roast the sirloin and two outstanding side dishes. but first a check of the
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weather. i have on open-toed sandals. >> i didn't need this jacket but i liked it. >> she borrowed those shoes from carson. >> look at these fashionable shoes. always fashiona fashionable, al tamron. things are dry in the northeast. looking at a chance of rain through texas and the alabamas. heavy snow in the pacific northwest with santa ana winds through southern california. tomorrow things are going to be even milder, dry through the middle portion of our country with some rain in the south. however we are looking at beautiful conditions in hawaii. 76 degrees for you on your wednesda beautiful day out y, showers in and out, mostly light to moderate through your morning hours. in the afternoon, sunshine breaking through. 59 in somerton. 58 in landsdale.
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50s in lehigh valley. going into new jersey. trenton up to 58. these are much warmer than average. low 60s for the jersey shore. the same in delaware. up to 64 in wilmington. >> that's your latest weather. back to you inside the studio. now to more of our special series "senior scams." this morning, a scheme targeting people for who to looking for love online. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> you're such a nice, lovely lady. i really liked your profile and we have things in common. i had gone through a divorce and became a caretaker for my elderly mother. i was excited, i would get to meet someone new. >> reporter: three years ago t betty davies joined
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looking for love. one of betty's matches caught her eye. >> he was a chemical engineer in malaysia and that he would love to have a connection here in the united states. >> touched your heart. >> within two weeks he wanted to send me roses. two weeks. >> you gave him your address. >> i didn't realize that within two weeks given someone the address to send roses would affect my life forever. >> reporter: for six weeks betty communicated with a man who called himself donald moore. he planned to visit her in atlanta at christmas. >> that was kind like a scene out of a movie, thinking, oh, well, i'm meeting this stranger at the airport for the first time. >> reporter: and then came the scam. >> he had been allegedly hit by a bicycle and his briefcase was stolen. what did he ask you for? >> he asked me if he could borrow $5,000. >> your mind was telling you -- >> don't do this. and then the other part was saying, well, you know, this
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person really cares for you, he has indicated that he just is crazy about you. you might not find this again. >> reporter: betty wired him $5,000. >> i thought he should be able to get an airline ticket, get back to the united states and go to his bank and get his money. and pay me back. >> reporter: but then he sent more requests for money, a problem with his engineering job, costing $120,000. >> i wrote him back and i said, i just cannot send you that money. and he said, you have to do this for me to get there. and then he sent me a fake malaysian contract. >> reporter: betty wired him the $120,000. but he never made it for christmas. >> he said that he had been held up in australia and that emigratie immigrations had him in like a cell there. >> reporter: she went to her local sheriff's office because they could not help her with an international crime. >> he says if you don't send me
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more money you won't get your other money back. >> and dug deep. >> by the time it was over with i had sent $270,000. my life savings, my inheritance, my -- everything. >> reporter: betty is not alone according to the fbi, americans lost $120 million to online dating fraud in just the first six months of this year. scammers typically target senior citizens, longing to get back into the dating pool. betty has contacted, the fbi and her congressmen to investigate her case. says they use technology that identifies possible fraudulent behavior and require customers to pledge not to send money to other users. >> according to the federal trade commission, ways to spot a roman scam -- spelling and gra mattical errors. professes love too quickly. claims to be from thetrafrling
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working abroad, cancels a trip at the last minute and of course asks for money. >> today i'm struggling to survive. i live off a very low income. sometimes there are more tears but i'm trying to find the strength to do something positive with all this. >> reporter: even with that, experts say it is okay to follow your heart but if it feels wrong, it probably is. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> so sad! by the way, betty says she never heard back from and her case has been passed along to the justice department. she hopes by speaking out she'll stop others from becoming victims. imagine it was very difficult for her to tell this story. it is embarrassing, it is hurtful but she wants to help other people. >> maybe there is a shot she will get some of that back if the justice department steps in. coming up next, grace vanderwaal, the 12-year-old winner of "america's got
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. earlier this year, 12-year-old grace vanderwaal captured hearts to win nbc's "america's got talent." >> now as 2016 comes to a close, she is releasing her debut ep, "perfectly imperfect." here she is singing her original song called "light the sky." ♪ stars they got nothing on us i don't think you understand ♪ let's go out and do something we'd never do ♪ cause i feel like i can do
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anything when my head is spinning and my feet off the ground when i can't stop dancing like no one's around and yeah i think we were born to shine ♪ cause the stars are dull when they're compared to to you and i ♪ and if people don't like it then they can close their eyes ♪ cause we're not the same and we don't have to try ♪ we're brighter than fireflies we're gonna light the sky ♪ ooh oh oh ooh oh oh oh ♪ ooh oh oh ooh oh oh oh ♪ light the sky ♪ you and mimi and you we will
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shine right through ♪ you and me and you we will shine ♪ ♪ cause my head is spinning and my feet off the ground and i can't stop dancing ♪ like no one's around and yeah i think we were born to shine ♪ cause the stars are dull when they're compared to you and i ♪ and if people don't like it then they can close their eyes ♪ cause we're not the same and we don't have to try ♪ cause we're brighter than fireflies we're gonna light the sky ♪ ooh oh oh ooh oh oh ♪ ooh oh oh ooh oh oh ♪
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♪ light the sky >> grace vanderwaal, thank you so much. up next, a recipe to help you beef up your new year's eve menu. but first, this is "today" on nbc. looks like we're still a man short. not anymore. gus! the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania. let's hit the ice.
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it smells good in here. welcome back this morning. on "today food," a perfect meal to ring in the new year, a delicious steak dinner for two. ed brown, thanks for being here. smells great in here. where do you want to begin? this is all about the meat here. >> it is all about the meat. this is a prime dry-aged creek stone farm steak from our favorite purveyor. it's really about what can we least do to mess it up.
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>> give me just a second on the dry age part. is that something that's ready available for people when you go out or do you have to ask the butcher? >> you can find it. dry aged means that some of the moisture has evaporated. the protein gets denser. meat becomes more tender, more flavorful. >> i get this dry-aged meat the night before i am going to cook. i leave it in the fridge. >> i want it to dry out more so you get a good sear. >> less is more. let the meat be the star. >> salt, freshly ground pepper. just a pinch of oil. i'm going to put it right on the fat side in the pan. >> talk to me about this pan frying searing part versus just grilling. fundamentally what's different? >> i like to get crust on my steak rather than by grilling where the fat drips through. i'm rendering a little bit from
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the top. that's going to get us started, then we go to one side. >> that fat cap on bottom provides some of the fat so when you turn it, that helps you get the crust. >> we sear it on one side. >> how long is the searing? >> about two and a half, three minutes. looking for that nice crusting. >> you spent a little less than ten minutes doing some searing work before you end up baking it off. >> exactly. then it goes on to the sheet pan and into the oven. >> the hardest part here is just trying to get the temperature right in the middle. what's the way we should do? medium? medium-rare? >> i like it medium, medium-rare. about 12, 15 minutes in the oven. the most important part is going to be resting. let that meat rest. it is going to be so much better an the juices will stay inside instead of rushing out. >> every time i let the meat rest, when i serve it, it ends up being almost cold. >> i don't need to eat my steak blasting hot. warmish is fine. >> i'm almost done.
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this is perfection. >> if you've got the searing done, you bake it 12, 15 minutes. let it rest for a good ten minutes. then cut it up. >> acorn squash. split it, take the seeds out. we cut these like this. depending on the size of your squash. into the bowl. skin stays on. syrup. a little bit of oil. cinnamon. clove. >> how did you come up with the acorn squash as a good pairing for steak? >> just because i think it is a hearty sort of this time of year flavor. these are meaty, also. these just get tossed with all these ingredients. put them on the baking sheet. >> syrup, olive oil, spices. put a little dot of butter on each one. >> that always helps. >> it sure does.
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and some water right on the baking tray so that they don't stick to the tray and they don't burn. it also creates a little steam while they're cooking. flake salt right on top. that will give you sort of that -- >> these are pretty firm. >> they cook actually quite rapidly. those will just go in the oven. 15 to 20 minutes. >> ooh. wine! ed, you shouldn't have. so glad you did. >> listen. how about mine? >> ed, this is delicious. acorn squash is so flavorful. it is sweet and just -- just perfect. >> here's my favorite part when you get to slice the steak. >> i love this part, too. is there any particular part after slicing? >> just cutting across. >> you cook it, you let it sit. >> see? the juices are not running all over the table. they've stayed inside the steak. you want to salt and a piece with some fat on it. that's what tastes good. >> wow, that's delicious. >> to go with it, tuscan kale just cooked with garlic and
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chil chiles. >> that's unbelievable. >> that's crazy, so good. >> and of course, red wine. >> cheers, ed. this is amazing. you'll win over new friends with this. >> is this a super fancy piece of meat? is that why it is so good? can we make our regular meat taste this good? >> you can make your regular meat taste this good. >> ed brown, everybody. find all of these recipes and more at but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ i was on my way to work, the next thing you know, i was on the ground. ♪ the trash truck ran over both my legs. ♪ i had sixteen surgeries. ♪ i don't sleep through the night unless i have my medicine. ♪ my medical bills was piling up. my employer stopped paying me. pond lehocky has put me back together. ♪
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back now at 8:51. you still got the wine? >> that was unbelievable. never going to barbecue my steak again. ronan's standing by in the orange room with an update on our share kindness campaign. >> i am. you guys got the wine but i get the do-gooding. i love this campaign. stories of generosity we've been sharing all month long to inspire one million acts of kindness. you can crowd source kindness, turns out. so we are nearing the end. this is the number, 951,819 acts. let's take a look at a couple from this week. all ones that i like. a good example. this photo of jess' daughter delivering goodies to the local firefighter. then look here. wish i had been at this target.
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eric and his wife got a handful of target gift cards handing them out to unsuspecting customers. i don't know their selection criteria. we're on track to meet the goal. keep the kindness coming. share your stories all throughout the rest of this holiday season. use the #sharekindness. i am interested to see what the biggest, highest impact thing is at the end. >> it's been so special to watch the different ways. >> i think it is the 100 pennies makes one dollar. the little kindness things. with al off, you get the birthday duties today. >> this is a bucket list hinge f thing for me, ladies and gentlemen. thing for me, ladies and gentlemen. happy 100th birthday to rubia hartzdog. marvin broder is celebrating 100
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years. he was an avid skier until he was 85 years old. happy 100th birthday to consuelo rodriguez of horseshoe bay, texas. consuelo loves to stay active by gardening in her backyard. thelma green of frostburg, maryland. also 100. shell her secret to longevity -- very simple. chocolate. lloyd montz, 100 years old. this farmer is from south whitley, indiana. he enjoys staying up to date on all things sports and politics. happy birthday, lloyd. happy 100th birthday to ruth mcdivot. this former seamstress loves sending out cards to her family and friends for any and all occasions. >> you nailed it! >> how are we all going to live to 100? >> chocolate. >> positive attitude. that's why i love the smucker's -- the advice that they give and how the quality of
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their life has remained so high and special. >> with tamron's perkiness, you are going to live to 300 years old. >> i have no interest. >> what do you have coming up? >> tituss burgess is back from "unbreakable." we are also debating a little issue with my mom. my mom's already is down. and new year's eve fashion. but first your local news and weather.
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we are following breaking news. sky 4 over a house fire in chadds ford, delaware county. this started just after 8:00. you can see the flames are still burning. fire is not under control. no word on injuries or if anyone was in the house at the time. we'll have updates on air and an our nbc10 app. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert
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neighborhood forecast. crystal has that. >> we are looking at radar satellite tracking showers in and out of the area. they are scattered mostly. light to more moderate rain in parts of delaware and south jersey. wilmington, we see the deeper green. that indicates more steady rain. philadelphia, light showers. this scattered activity will continue through your morning. late morning by early afternoon, this moves out and sun will start to pick up. temperatures today, upper 50s to even low 60s. >> let's check the roads. jessica boynton has that. >> real easy morning commute. other than you might run into slippery spots, no drive times are -- they're all in the green, actually. trooper road over here. east bound toward the schuylkill, no problem. there is a crash out there. one is on the atlantic city
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expressway. that's on the eastbound side. left lane closed. more details on the crash of a tractor trailer into a gas station in philadelphia that sparked a fire this morning. it was near oxford circle. they took the truck driver to the hospital. both are in stable condition. you can tap the nbc10 app for updates. i'm tracy davidson, thank you for watching.
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this morning on "today's take," super model chrissy teigen makes one fan's christmas wish come true. plus, personal trainer bob harper with one small thing you can do to shape up in the new year. and the unstoppable star of "the unbreakables" tituss burgess is back co-hosting. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, th sh is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, december 27th, 2016. i'm tamron hall, along with my brother from another mother, craig melvin. we'll explain that later. and back by popular demand, as our special co-host again,
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tituss burgess! he's on the netflix series. >> will you at least dance for us. >> that's all you get this morning. >> twitter loved you yesterday on this show. >> this morning i woke up and i was all excited about life. from looking like perfection when i walked out the door to sitting in this chair -- >>i got a snag. >> wry would you point that out? >> the delve is busy. >> this is the thing. in one would have never noticed it. i just want to come clean, and confess. >> look, i tore my shirt.
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>> if i call it out, you ain't got nothing on me. >> i love that. if i call it out, you ain't got nothing on me. i enjoy that. what? >> i was just going to say thank you for having me. >> what i had you come by? >> i enjoy being around you. and they said that there was an opportunity to work with tamron hall. i was like, i love tamron hall so much. it's true. it's true. >> okay. here's the back story at home. craig and i are both on msnbc. we do a news hour on msnbc. craig is on at 10:00 eastern. i'm on at 11:00 eastern. i basically come into the studio that he's occupied for an hour. craig keeps it at 30 below doer. >> that's not the truth. >> it is so cold. he also has a fan on the side of the studio. you can't see it. i walk in and i just go incredible hulk. >> angry like that. she goes from like this tamron -- >> i run hot at night. when i sleep i have to have a fan on when i sleep. but in the day -- >> do you. >> -- i run hot in the day so
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i -- i run cold in the day but i run hot at night. and you keep it too cold like moat men. >> you can appreciate it. you are in a studio, typically we're wearing layers. tamron hall comes in some days and she's not wearing layers. >> what am i wearing, craig melvin? >> just saying. sometimes you come in and you're not wearing necessarily a lot of clothes. so -- no. you're wearing -- >> okay, craig melvin. you know, we've worked it out. we are at the nice temperature of 70 -- >> 72. >> 72. >> that's also a nice temperature outside. it feels great. >> it is 56 degrees today. near records. there are some rough spots in the midwest and we'll have the forecast a little bit later. but nevertheless, it is a beautiful day and it is beautiful to have both of you. debates happening in life.
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my mom who is so happy and a big fan of both of y'all's, she took down her christmas tree already. >> already. >> i talked to her last night. she is the first person i talked to in the morning and last person and night and 100 times in the middle. she's i'm so tired, i took down the whole tree, everything is down. her neighborhood they have a rule where after like january 2nd they get fined. but it is nowhere near that. i said mom, you did all of that work. she said, bye, the tree is done, christmas is over, move on. >> you do all that work, then just like a broadway show, poof, it's gone. i don't like to carry stuff over. it is a little superstition but i don't like to carry things over into the new year. mine is coming down the next couple days but definitely before january 1st. >> before january 1st. >> oh, absolutely. it's gone. it's done. enough. the holiday's over. >> that's the point of holiday.
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i consider the new year part of the holiday. >> see the rage you bring out in people? >> apparently. >> when do you take yours down? >> in a good year, first week in january. but my mother -- you mentioned your mother taking hers down like that. my mother is going to shoot me a text message. there were couple years she would keep it up well into february. >> but you're southern. that's what we do. you kind of keep it up because you have nice weather. >> how about you? >> mine's up right now. i'm probably going to take it down -- mid-january. >> i like that. >> i leave it up. if i could leave it up through valentine's day, switch it out until a valentine's themed tree, i would. >> also i want my furniture back the way it was before that tree came into my life. >> that's the challenge. send us a #today'stake. before january 1 or after january 1.
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befo befo beforejan1. #afterjan1. >> somebody out in dallas, texas did not have a happy holiday. i think we have the woman here. >> i love that transition you made. >> that was really good. seamless. >> there was this woman at a cowboys's game last night. the camera caught a picture of this woman holding this poster. my fiance dumped me in a text message. he should have waited until after christmas because she got him cowboys tickets. now if it would have been cowboys tickets for last season -- >> they've only lost two games this season and they're going to the super bowl. >> he should have waited. >> there are so many feelings associated with this. >> listen, she looked real happy in that picture. i guess she's happy that she -- >> she got dumped. >> she's happy that she's at the game and she's happy he doesn't have anything. >> i think that's
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#nothingincommon. >> takes a special kind of evil to break up with someone around -- sounds like you got a story. >> listen. i think things happen. >> why are you giggling like that? >> because she has a story. >> tell us a story, tamron. i'm going to sit back. >> do tell us a story. >> no, no. i think it is interesting that there have been studies about people breaking up -- both of you into ed to stop it. listen, i know your guest hosts but had there is a rule. we have a no talk about my personal life on the "today" show. >> no one told me. >> i admitted to going down a water slide naked in jamaica last week but that's where it ends. >> last week? >> i didn't do it last week. i mean during the show. >> when were you down on water slide? >> i was in my 20s. before i found the lord. >> the lord wasn't lost. you were. >> this is why he's no the my brother. >> i think you should break up before christmas.
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i think you should just let it go. like the christmas tree, leave it in the past year. >> don't you know well in advance that you are not right for someone? christmas is coming. >> well, he knew. that's why he broke up with her. here's my issue though. he broke up with her in a text messages. >> yes. that's cowardly. >> gosh! >> wonder how long they were engaged. >> they were engaged. >> we don't know how long before. i'm serious. some people get engaged really, really fast. we don't know if it was a month, two months, three months. listen, text message is a valid way to communicate these days. >> you would not break up with someone via text message. >> don't tell me what i'm going to do. >> have you ever broken up with someone text message? >> i've been engaged multiple times. my sister is there. she knows. i did break an engagement once and i sent the engagement ring back by u.p.s. box. i know you are watching. i'm so sorry. it was beautiful. i know -- but i needed to break up that way. i needed to not see him face to
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face to end the engagement. >> us ba you wouldn't be able to go through with it? >> probably, probably -- i have never broken up with a text message but i have an other in my life right now and on christmas day we did have a text battle. >> a text battle. >> a text battle. no break-up but a text battle. >> what is that all about? just pick up the phone. >> you say things via text message that you would never say on a phone. >> you can also read things on text message that will never sound the way -- >> i've got something happy for you. >> do it. >> chrissy teigen who lives her life also on social media -- she is the best. you should follow her. a lucky fan got an ultimate holiday gift this christmas. a college graduate from corning, new york love chrissy teigen's red dress she wore on "lip sync
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battles." chrissy gave her a christmas miracle. she tweeted back, i am done. the drive arrived in rebecca's home. that is the dress. she plans to wear it to ring in 2017. does that mean we all have to now do that? when people tweet us -- >> send them the text. >> she is exactly what she is on social media. some people like fake character. she's the real deal. >> if someone wants tamron hall's dress right now, send her a tweet. she will mail you the dress. my -- >> are you really going to try me for that? do it. it's done. first tweet -- >> you look so pretty today. >> this is christian dior. current season. >> she only wears dresses once. >> now kate is looking up twitter. >> i'm tweeting you.
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>> i want it. >> no. okay. my heart's racing. i just got this dress! >> you can part with it. >> you will get another one. >> 'tis the season to give. >> she really likes the dress. >> this is my last act of kindness for 2016. i'm giving up my christian dior dress. kate, you pick the person. all right. coming up. check out what gwen stefani check out what gwen stefani got[oprah] like everybody, i wat to live a life that's full. full of a happiness found in living the life i want. full of the energy that comes with good health. full of the great foods i love. and at weight watchers, i don't have to choose between weight loss and living well. i live well, while losing weight. it is easier than it's ever been, and not one day have i felt deprived. most important, it works! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us.
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♪ "you are the best thing" ♪ by ray lamontagne ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ back with more of "today's take." joining me today, craig melvin, of course, and tituss burgess, the incredible actor extraordinaire. last we left you we said -- craig melvin said i would give my dress away to someone who tweeted us. we are doing it. we found someone. >> 'tis the season. >> i can't say the person's name on air just yet. we have to run a background check, whatever that means.
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but we're going to let you know who but we have found the person and she is going to get the dress and hopefully you'll send me video of my dress. moving on -- >> she is real ly -- >> i loving giving. what about some pepcid ac. two of our favorite givers, gwen and blake. they are taking over the internet, posting a lot about their relationship and all the love that's in their house. one cute video is from gwen. she snapchated her 3-year-old son, apollo, riding off into the sunset on his gift. that was one of his dream christmas gifts that he received. this got us thinking. what was your favorite gift or the gift that you wanted the most as a kid? you could actually hear blake in the background. it kind of has wheels and you go like this. >> i need that. >> it moves forward. is that your dream gift as a kid? >> i used to be obsessed with those racetrack things.
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>> did you ever get it? >> no. >> but you got your mama a mercedes for a gift? >> i know. >> you are a good son. i hope my mother's not watching. >> what was your dream gift? >> pound puppies. >> i didn't see that coming. >> i know. i remember vividly being in the first grade asking santa for a pound puppy and seeing a box under the tree before christmas and it was in the shape of a pound puppy. i couldn't control myself. i could not -- i went and for like three days i was poking and finally i got through the paper. it was an "accident." i saw the pound puppy. my mom came home and -- >> said you opened it and you're not getting it. >> yeah. >> she took it. >> no, she didn't take it. she eventually gave it to me -- >> that's the second time you've thrown your mother -- this is what this show does. it facilitates honesty. >> it's you. you bring out the truth. how about you? >> i wanted a baby -- >> don't you say a dress. >> i wanted a christian dior
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dress from a lady on twitter. baby dior -- not baby die yore. the baby alive. it's a doll and -- >> it uses the bathroom. >> it does everything. it's back in style. when i was in texas, two of my relatives' kids, that's all they'nt with aed was a baby alive. you change the diaper. you feed her. she potties. >> i have a 7 week old at home. i don't know if you need a toy doll. like that just -- >> maybe that's why i haven't had one. it ruined me with baby alive. no. but i prefer the real thing and hopefully that will happen one day. moving on, seal on run. look at this photo. a huge seal who left a trail of devastation. >> that's not a seal. that's a small horse. >> that's a seal. not the singer. apparently this beautiful creature lumbered through an australian flabd yesterday. local police say the seal weighed 440 pounds. at one point the seal climbed on top of a parked car. dented the hood.
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cracked the windshield. it took a nap behind the vehicle. wildlife officers spent hours trying to catch it. they dubbed it mr. moo-seal. >> they tranquilized it eventually. was released back into the wild. >> the neighborhood was more than 30 miles from the ocean. >> that's a long walk. >> i didn't know seals could survive. >> out of the water? they breathe air. >> but that's 30 miles. >> and energy to do all that at 440 pounds. now it is time for a check of the weather. re we go --he good morning. here is a look at your neighborhood forecast today. showers in and out, mostly light to moderate. in the afternoon, sunshine breaking through. 59 in somerton. 58 in landsdale. 50s in lehigh valley. trenton up to 58. these are much warmer than average.
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low 60s for the jersey shore. the same in delaware. up to 64 in wilmington. >> and that's your lat latest weather. i'm reading the tweet from the woman who's getting my dress. up next, celebrity trainer bob harper is here. going to show us some small things we could all do to get lean and mean ♪ ♪ (vo) the old way of doing taxes isn't good enough. so, we're about to blow it up. don't just get your taxes done. get your taxes won. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor
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but when we brought our daughter home, that was it. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how. hey, it's time to start making those new year's
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resolutions to live healthier by staying on track when it comes to diet and fitness. it's easier to say it than to actually implement it. >> we called in health and fitness expert bob harper to tell us how to take better care of our minds and bodies in the new year and how to make our resolutions stick. bob, good morning. >> i couldn't be happier to be with the two of you. i love the both of you. >> you're both fans of one another? >> i'm obsessed -- i'm obsessed. yeah. so we are talking about the new year. everyone is talking about trying to stick to a workout or health regimen. right? so what i've done is giving you a tum couple of tips. first one -- stop the fat. i think a lot of people are eating way too much fat these days. they think too much of a good thing, they're eating a lot nuts, eating a lot of avocados. i'm all for that but i want you to balance out your food. what you're going to do is have lower fat, have -- bring carbohydrates back on your plate, protein. every time you eat have protein, fat and carbs. >> carbs?
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>> yes, absolutely. like this is going to be a well balanced meal that you could have right before you work out or after. don't be afraid of carbs. don't eat so much fat. turmeric. it is a great antiflamer -infla. it is a mood elevator. any time you add a spice, add turmeric. >> that's delicious. >> next one, ignite your workout. when it comes to your workout don't think about changing around things so much but really -- well, can i get this thing in here? >> don't worry about it. >> challenge were your self-more. if you are a runner and get on the tread million, do thmill an faster speed. >> you spiinspire us both. this is my favorite one.
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clear your head. i am a big medicator. tm every day, twice a day. turn off your phones. you can put an eye mask on. shut down and you will do so much benefit to your body and your mind. >> i meditate twice a day, 20 minutes. tm as well. you don't? >> no. >> you need to do tm. it is the best thing. but even if you don't do tm -- >> just meditate. silence. >> kitchen clean-up. get all those christmas cookies be with all that crap out of your house because if it is there, you are going to eat it. >> throw it out with the tree. >> just eat one, then throw it out. thank you, bob. to sign up for the one small thing newsletter text today to 66866. one small thing, data rates do apply. the gadgets that you'll need next year after your local news and weather. coming up on "look! famous people!" we catch flo, the progressive girl, at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?!
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good morning. just a few minutes before 9:30. let's get to your first alert neighborhood forecast with ch s chrisschri kristal. >> notice the cloud lines weaken out of harrisburg. another line of rain passing to lehigh valley and you see the scattered showers in new jersey and delaware. this is going to continue to moving off. lingering showers from around 10:00 through 11:00 a.m. we are going to start to see everything move off entirely. >> let's get a check of the roads with jessica boynton. >> we are watching through center city.
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right around 20th street. everything looks great. you can see a couple of cars there. maybe some damp spots so watch getting on and off the ramp. the rest of the majors look okay. not dealing with a lot of volume. >> breaking news now out of delaware county. sky four 10 was over a house fire on chadds ford. the fire is not yet under control. no word on if there have been any injuries or anyone was inside the house when the fire started. we'll have updates on our nbc10 app. today the temple owls hope to make college football history in the military bowl. temple plays wake forest in annapolis, maryland. if owls can beat the demon deacons it would be a school record 11th win this season. we'll be back with another live update in about 25 minutes.
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with only five days to go, we have the hottest gear for the new year right here. >> from augmented reality to your own personal "avatar," host of the tech pot cast, we have the latest trends with something for everyone. we love when you come on. you are like a gift every time you come on. >> you guys are a gift. thank you. >> this agomentugmented reality. >> it's been around for years but 2016 and now 2017, continue to see that trend. if you don't know what ar is, it is kind of an overlay of digital world on to the physical world prp the easiest way is pokemon go, for example. what's so cool is i'm going to show you an example. tilt this book up a little bit. a kid's book from my kingdom books.
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turn the page. every single page comes to life. augmented reality coming to kids' books. this book is only $25. and it can be personalized. i can actually see all the different characters on every single page. >> oh, wow! >> that's a great example of low level augmented reality. how amazing for educational purposes. my kingdom books, $25. >> tituss' jaw dropped down. >> i was not expecting that. >> i want one. >> i do. >> we got you. we got you. >> and this? >> oh, my gosh. this is called spud. a spontaneous pop-up display. you can have entertainment on the go. you can hook it up to your smartphone, take it camping, if you have a business meeting. no problem. it is a pop-up display and i can automatically collapse it. it's two pounds. looks like a little lightweight
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book. this raised over $700,000 on kick starter. crowd fund something continuing to be quirky devices brought to life. >> it is not available for purchase. >> it is available for purchase. $399. absolutely. next up, check it out. consumer electronics show is less than a week. this is going to be one of the big hits. you saw it here first. this is pogo cam. the world's smallest wearable camera. it is right on the sunglasses. it is made for custom designer eyewear. this little camera gives you hd video and up to 100 photos. now wearable technology comes right on your eyewear. they are going to have a number of different units out in 2017 in march. >> you can put it on any of your glasses? >> they are working with a number of eyewear companies. these are pictures taken right from pogo cam. very good quality. only $129. i think that's a steal.
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>> i love that. >> pogo cam. >> that's fantastic. >> i am excited about this. a lot of heads-up displays. a lot of virtual reality. we talked about augmented reality. this is a moon. a heads-up display. it brings this virtual movie theater right in front of your eyes. right here i have all these 2d and 3d movies i can bring. the audio quality is incredible. you can control the dials right from either side. instantly again you have this immersive content. i think that's what's happening in 2017. the way that we capture and see content is like no other. >> how does it feel? >> feels like i'm kind of in a movie theater. i'm watching jurassic world. it is a little scary. >> nice little feature on bottom, if you need prescription, it has optics on the bottom so you can tailor it to my prescription. brand-new technology.
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799 m $799. expensive right now but it is going to come down. always crazy to see advancements but this little things in life that make a difference. over 50% of individuals do not adhere to the way doctors prescribe their pills. this is a small pill box. it sends you updates and alerts as to when you take your medication. $19. i hope one day this is where insurance companies will actually provide these so -- by the way, if you have a loved one that has dementia, alzheimer's, my mom's taking care of my grandfather, this will alert you when your family member does not take their meds. >> that he nominlast, but not l about becoming your own "avatar"? we talk about these worlds of ar, vr. now you can be inside of rv. this is a company called loom. we actually have tituss created an "avatar" simply made from a selfie. the challenge in avatars in the
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pa past. >> that's tituss' personal avatar. >> you are meeting up with people all around the world, coming in to any of your favorite games like x boss, these are what companies are going to embed. >> that's incredible. >> where did you get those glasses from? >> here in new york. >> those are gorgeous. >> tamron has an avatar. >> she's looking real good there. that's me? >> that is you. >> does that look like me? >> i think we actually see movement. imagine being able to play your favorite game, bring your character in. >> you bring such joy! i want everything on this list
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bringing black tie to a whole new level. on new year's you can play with textures. this blazer is less than $60 from velvet, rocking one of the hottest trends right now. he has some simple express pants, shoes, button-up and a tie from h & m. >> i cannot believe this dress is $59. >> it is from express. the more glitter and sequins, the more sparkle, the better. she is looking amazing. you can't go wrong. plus with that navy can coordinates with her hubs and it is rocking one of the hottest colors right now. you will see navy a lot for the winter months. >> you guys look amazing. that blazer's smoking hot. from date into to family night year's eve. >> daniel's son is finally old in you have to go out with mom and dad.
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we did very simple clothes at the base. daniel has on just a button-up shirt from h & m, jeans, but it is the suspenders and bowtie combination together $17.99 from h & m. that really elevates his look. ladies at the restaurant that they're at, watch out. he might get his first kiss of the night. then rosie has on this really nice textured fit and flair sweater knit dress from express, also. paired with the steve madden over-the-knee boots. fit and flair is nice and forgiving. >> i love that shape on her. that dress is so pretty on you. love it. >> yes. then finally francis is looking great. just like daniel, he has on slacks and a button-up. but this cardigan is from h & m, $50. the wool blend that really makes him look casual and spiffy. >> that's a good looking family. thank you so much. now to the family that may stay inside and relax and maybe
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watch carson on his new year's eve special with mel b. >> just because they are staying in, doesn't mean they have to be in sweatpants and pajamas. start with the dad. jason is wearing this pullover from banana republic. $69.50. he's still comfortable in these jogger pants. they're $41.30 on rebecca, the mom is wearing another sweater dress. this fun leopard print. still comfy with the stretch pants. nice, flat booties. from steve madden. her whole outfit is on sale. so many sales going on. shoes are $75. >> i love what that sweater does for the leggings. it kicks it up a notch but keeps it comfortable. >> look at vivienne. wearing this adorable outfit from
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the beret is $13.99. that's what makes her look the best. that beret, trend, you'll see it going into the new year. it is very ageless. you could wear it, she could wear it. >> she's rocking it way better. who wore it best? her. >> and i's wearing a top and slack like dad from target. the top is only $12. those pants i love that he's matching dad. plus we have those converse sneakers from amazon. they are under $40. >> what a beautiful family. thank you so much. our last look, girls night out because we all know what that means. >> it's all about the glitz and glam. you can't have enough metallic. >> you look like destiny's child. >> start the band right now. an amazing jump suit is also from target. $27.99. it's silver so we paired it with gold shoes, gold accessories to show you that you really can mix metals not only on new year's
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eve but any time. then we'll go to grace. i love her dress. this is from express. it has that 1920s flapper vibe but those sequins and those sheer sleeves give it that femininity that we love. that is $54 from express. >> this is the last -- this is gorgeous. >> last, but not least. jessica is sparkling. her whole outfight, paired with the cape for the hollywood glamour vibe. >> you look like jessica rabbit. that's amazing on you. coming up -- thank you so much. you all look so beautiful. to shop all of the items you see, go to and now for a check of weather
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good morning. here is a look at your neighborhood forecast today. showers in and out, mostly light to moderate. in the afternoon, sunshine breaking through. 59 in somerton. 58 in landsdale. 50s in lehigh valley. trenton up to 58. these are much warmer than average. low 60s for the jersey shore. the same in delaware. up to 64 in wilmington. up next, granting special wishes for kids the holidays don't officialy begin, until it's time to make: flaky, delicious, piping hot things. golden brown and sticky things. fresh out of the oven, why can't they cool things? new things, old things. and blink and they're gone, those went fast things. make the oven one of the things they're most excited to open. it's baking season. warm up the holidays with pillsbury.
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today on share kindness, we look at the amazing work of a non-profit called the little wish foundation. >> a small gift that makes a big impact on kids' lives. >> reporter: liz knows firsthand what it is like to be santa claus. after attending the funeral of her childhood friend who died of a rare kidney cancer when he was just 7 years old, liz was
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inspired to help others. >> i went to this wake when i was 16 and when it was my turn to see him, it was like max speaking to me and me feeling like i had to do something to help other kids that were battling what he had gone through. >> reporter: and that's when the idea behind little wish foundation was first formed. >> before max passed, he had a little wish to get a dog and that was like all he wanted. when his parents found out that the cancer was terminal, then they gave in, got him the dog. so i just remember like that little thing meaning a lot to him. >> reporter: since its creation in 2010, little wish foundation has teamed up with local workers and 12 hospitals across six states to grant small wishes to kids battling cancer. >> all that matters at the end of the day are those little moments of joy and happiness and the little things that people do for you and that you do with others. >> reporter: in just six years the foundation has granted 775 little wishes ranging in value
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up to $800. >> every single time, you can absolutely tell what a difference these little things in their lives make. so it's truly magical. >> reporter: these moments are specially magical to kids like 12-year-old jack who's battling osteo sarcoma at the peyton manning children's hospital in indianapolis. his wish -- to go on a shopping spree at his favorite stores. >> footlocker! >> i was just as excited as he was. but seeing the smile on his face. he wasn't thinking about how bad he felt at that moment. this will be one of the things that he remembers. one of the good things. >> you're the best, mom. you guys are the best. >> you're so sweet. >> reporter: an experience he was able to enjoy after being discharged from the hospital in time for the holidays. big smiles when 17-year-old jayson green's wish became a
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reality, a playstation for her to keep her occupied during her cancer treatment for ovarian cancer. >> this whole thing is a daydream. you feel sad for a while and you smile and everything. and then you get something like this and it really -- it's not just about the presents or anything. it's just having support and it's really nice. >> reporter: and it is in each and every little wish that max's memory continues to live on. >> i think that max would be very happy. he'd be very happy and i'm helping his friends. >> very special lesson. we'll be back in a moment. th is "today" on
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good morning. just a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. on your tuesday. let's get to your first alert neighborhood forecast. clouds are moving out. >> what we are seeing is the lingering showers very, very spotty. most now over new jersey but a lot has completely moved out. we see the cloud break line moving into our area. we should start seeing more sunshine. that's going to help temperatures bump up a little more. we are at nearly 60.
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67 in philadelphia. allentown now 51. highs today should hit around the 60s in philly. let's check in now with first alert traffic reporter jessica boynton. >> 202 almost empty around route 29. you can see that here. a couple of cars on the road. northbound from this point around 29 headed to the schuylkill. checking in, slippery conditions there no volume but an accident on the southbound side of the 42 freeway. a vehicle spun out. we also have this alert from our first alert traffic team. pendot will resume safety improvement along a segment of city avenue. that's through friday 9:00 p.m. through 3:00 in the afternoon. you'll find the right lane closed in both directions between lancaster and city street. today marks the second day of kwanzaa. a celebration will be held at
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city hall later today. it marks its 50th anniversary. back to the "today" show.
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that's 150 meg internet, tv and phone for 79.99 per month. only from fios. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. all right, everybody. booze day tuesday. december 27th, 2016. and's it's also spanky tuesday's back. uh-huh. >> and the year's coming to an end. >> that's "working girl" by train. that coffee you're drinking now. >> yep. >> you might want to put it down. we're going to reveal the spots where germs are hiding in your everyday items. >> why are re doing that? we keep trying to destroy -- >> these are surprising. some, i thought, what? >> you're going to want to know. and thinking about


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