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>> all right. thank you. we tip our hat to all our men and women who serve in the military. we thank you. have a great day. good morning. on the defensive. president trump pushing back amid new reports his son-in-law jared kushner tried to establish a secret back channel with russia. as the president faces surprising criticism from one of the leaders he met with on his first foreign trip. while jerlny's chancellor signaling she can no longer rely on the u.s. new defiance. north korea conducts another missile test, its third in less than a mon. overnight, world leaders condemning the launch. one even calling for concrete action. is tension in the region finally reaching a breaking point? shut down. a brand-new water slide in california closed again today, after this frightening accident.
a boy launching off the ride, landing on concrete. he walks away with minor injuries. investigators racing to figure out why it happened and how to keep it from happening again. and horrifying crash. two cars collide at the indy 500. sending one of them airborne, hitting the wall and flipping several times. >> i have never witnessed an accident like that. >> the car destroyed. the driver, incredibly unhurt. what he's saying about that wild ride. and the history that was made at the end of the race. today, monday, may 29th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on this monday morning, memorial day. craig melvin alongside sheinelle jones. matt and savannah are enjoying the morning off.
that crash yesterday in indianapolis. >> unbelievable. and he's okay. >> scott dixon, just fine. that's about a quarter of the way into the race. my wife was there at the track. and she said it's one of those things when you see it. the fact he walked away unhurt, amazing. >> that's absolutely amazing. i will tell you what else is amazing, is line for naill horan. he appreciated it. he said the lines around tull the blocks nearby, instain. i understand you just be freezing and soaked through. apparently they are. but you're worth it, my friend. >> more from mr. horan this morning. president trump mark this merm moirl day, dogged by controversies tied to russia here at home. we have full coverage starting at the white house, with nbc's kristen welker.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the president was hoping his first foreign trip would help turn the page on the negative headlines on the russia probe. but he's back at the white house and the scrutiny deepening. with his son-in-law at the center of some of the latest revelations. this morning, the president is back on defense. president trump returning to washington from his first foreign trip. and bracing for battle, after "the washington post" reported over the weekend, his son-in-law, jared kushner, tried to set up a back channel for communicating with the russians in december, before the inauguration. kushner is now a focus in the russian investigation by the fbi app a source familiar with the thinking inside the white house, a few people suggested that kushner should lay low for a while. the trump administration on defense. >> it's normal and unacceptable. any way you can communicate with people, particularly organizations not particularly
friendly to us, is a good thing. >> reporter: attorney mark cass wits who will represent the president in the russia proep, was spotted talking to icavanka trump. and mr. trump who stayed off social media on the trip, was back on twitter. it's my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the white house are fabricated lies. other republicans backing him up. >> i don't trust this story as far as i can throw it. >> reporter: on "meet the press," former director of national intelligence, james clapper, had a different take on a back channel. >> i will tell you that, my dashboard warning light was clearly on. that was a the case with all of the us in the intelligence committee. >> reporter: and some democrats pounced on kushner. >> there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out if he was truthful. >> reporter: after trump was given warm welcomes in saudi arabia and israel, he may have roiled allies in europe,
scolding nato allies for failing to pay their fair share. angela merkel saying america can't the trusted, saying we as yurms must take our destiny into our own hands. as for kushner, it's important to point out that he's not the subject of the investigation. and those familiar with the matter say he's focused on work and is eager to cooperate with any investigation. and despite buzz about him laying low, there's no indication the president shares that view. mr. trump telling "the new york times," jared is doing a great job for the country and has total confidence in him. the president will lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery and delivering remarks. >> kristen, thank you. john harwood is cnbc's editor at large. let's start with the war room idea that the white house is supposedly setting up to combat revelations related to the russia probe.
if you consider that a lot of the revelations seem to be coming from inside the administration, how effective can this war room be? >> well, it's a huge challenge for them because this is not simply an argument between the president and members of the other party. in is an argument or a conflict between the president, his own fbi, his own cia, his own justice department, where there's a special counsel investigating all of these matters involving russia. and i have to say, this report, if true, of jared kushner trying to start a secret back channel using russian facilities, is not normal. it's not usual. there's not really a good explanation for it. we'll have to see if the report proves to be correct. >> you mentioned that "the new york times" has reported that a back channel was proposed to discuss syria and other national security issues. if that's the case, then is there any justifiable reason then why they needed to, you know, use secretly communicate
with the russians or diplomatic facilities without including the pentagon? >> to use russian facilities to do that? no, there isn't. and it raises basic questions of what side jared kushner and the -- his associates within the trump transition were on. and if you look at the results, sheinel sheinelle, of this foreign trip, the strains that kristen mentioned in her piece, between the united states, members of nato, angela merkel, french president macron, that's a principal goal of the russians to weaken the western alliance. you see what the long-term consequences was, but it seems to accomplish what vladimir putin wanted to accomplish. >> mr. kushner wrapped up in the investigation. and reports that the president
was pressuring jim comey to let the investigation go. the president asking his intel chiefs also to push back on the fbi investigation. to you, what picture is emerging? >> it's a picture of a white house and a set of actors within the white house, jared kushner, michael flynn's no longer there, in deep trouble. this is a serious investigation. robert mueller is a very serious person, who takes the concerns of the intelligence committee seriously. i'm not sure a war room of operatives in the white house is adequate to the task. i this i they have big problems. this happens at a time when they're entire legislative agenda is struggling. they don't have a tax plan yet. the health care plan is nowhere to pass the house, extremely unpopular. the senate hasn't moved yet. that's why you see the president lashing out at the fake news media and accusing people of making up stories, which journalists are not making up
the stories. it's because he feels the heat. and it's pretty intense. >> cnbc's john harwood. john, thank you. >> you bet. also this morning, north korea is facing condemnation of another missile test. the test happening today. blake mccoy has more. >> reporter: the latest test shows a bold north korea. defying repeated warnings from the u.s. and its allies. it comes as we see new images of kim jong-un that were released over the weekend. with tensions already high in the region, north korea launched another missile. its third test in three weeks. the latest, according to official, a short-range ballistic missile, flying for 6 minutes and 250 miles before crashing into the sea of japan. the japanese prime minister vowing to take action. over the weekend, these images
show leader kim jong-un overseeing military exercises. the isolated country and its nuclear ambition, is seen as one of the biggest security challenges facing the trump administration. >> a conflict in north korea, john, would probably be the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes. >> reporter: this morning, u.s. officials are working with allies to gather information and plot their next move. this morning, with japan and south korea vowing action, the u.s. says it will back the allies. what the action or response will be remains to be seen. craig and sheinelle? >> blake, thank you. new arrests linked to last week's terror attack in great britain. this, as ariana grande speaks out. lucy kavanaugh is in manchester.
>> reporter: this is a fast-moving investigation. authorities making another arrest. a 23-year-old man in custody, on suspicion of terrorism-related offenses. bringing the total number of people in custody to 14. this weekend, more raids and more arrests. a manhunt that shows no signs of slowing down, as a suspected network behind the manchester bomber is rounded up. 1,000 investigators working around the clock. and it seems to be paying off. the threat level lowers from critical to severe, even as armed patrols remain deployed in the lodge weekend. authorities releasing hee ining images of the suicide bomber. they located the apartment where they believe he built the bomb before heading to day rena to commit last monday's massacre. 22 lives cut short, honored on sunday at the great manchester
run. [ applause ] there was applause and cheers forresponders, too. 40,000 people taking to the streets, running for different causes, united in their defiance. >> we thought coming here. we want to show them that terrorists won't win. >> it's our first time. >> your first time. are you excited? >> reporter: pop singer ariana grande, also defiant. pledging to return to manchester for a benefit concert to help the victims. this emotional letter to graend telling the pop star, you're no more responsible for an insane coward than you would be for a devastating natural disaster. the same dad sending this statement to the "today" show. >> we're hungry for inspiration.
maybe the our rhetoric was less hateful than those cowards who recruit to blow up children, we can change the world. >> reporter: and so many stories of inspiration at yesterday's run. and also here at the memorial. people continuing to pour in at this holiday weekend, to leave messages of love and support. a church band was playing a tribute earlier. the folks in manchester here are presenting a united front in the face of terror. craig? sheinel sheinelle? >> that memorial is massive there. a tragic accident tied to the holiday celebrations is under investigation. an elite navy s.e.a.l. felt to his death when his parachute failed to open at a demonstration over the hudson here in new york. morgan radford has more on that. >> reporter: major cities across the country are honoring memorial day weekend with fleet week. where active service members go into cities and hold
celebrations like air shows. one of the celebrations in jersey city turned deadly when a member of an elite parachute squad lost his life. on this memorial day weekend, tragedy for the u.s. navy. a parachutist killed after crashing into the water during a fleet week celebration in jersey city. navy officials say the parachute malfunctioned and failed to open properly. this video shows the yellow cloth floating into a nearby parking lot. >> it's going to be 70 green. party one fall. parachute down. >> reporter: witnesses telling nbc news, the man fell from the sky with his parachute on. but began spiraling downward. >> he landed in the water adjacent to liberty state park. he was reprieved immediately by u.s. coast guard personnel and the jersey city fire department marine unit. >> reporter: the man was taken to jersey city medical center where he was pronounced dead. the fall happening during a
scheduled demonstration of the navy's elite leapfrogs parachute team, which performs throughout the country. made up of active duty navy s.e.a.l.s, the unit performs jumps from as high as 12,000 people. the victim's name has not been released. authorities are waiting to notify his family. and now, an investigation is under way to determine the cause of the malfunction. now, that same parachute team was scheduled to hold an event in citi field in new york city today. they've canceled that event, given yesterday's tragedy. authorities will release the name of that s.e.a.l. 24 hours after they notify his family. we're learning more about a suspect of a deadly shooting rampage in mississippi. in all, eight people killed, including a sheriff's deputy. maya rodriguez has the latest on that investigation. maya, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig.
well, this morning, this small mississippi community has been shaken to the core. willie cory godbolt, essentially confessing on camera to a reporter that he killed eight people. among them a deputy from this department and two boys, who they say eventually -- essentially started as a dispute that turned into a massacre. this morning, a troubling portrait emerging of 35-year-old cory godbolt, the man accused of going on a horrific killing spree in rural mississippi, leaving eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy and two boys. >> not after what i done. >> reporter: his aunt, shirley mcgowan, says godbolt had problems. >> he would do things and say things like, i'm bad. and nobody can attack me. >> reporter: authorities say the carnage apparently stemmed from a involving eted three separate homes.out oa
three women were killed in tith william durr a husband and father. at deputies found theic underaged boys third vincent wif his wife. deputie deputies,ed. >> reported. >> he knew what he had done and he was not afraid to talk about it. >> i ran out of bullets. >> that's a good thing they showed mercy. >> suicide by cop was my intention. >> reporter: this morning godbolt is being held on seven counts of first-degree murder
and one count of capital murder. craig? >> maya, thank you. it is shaping up to be a stormy holiday for millions of americans. dylan is in for al this morning. >> people on the plaza don't mind. the rain in the northeast will move out, as it goes out later into this afternoon. stormiest weather down along the south. you see the clout-to-ground lightning, has moved other the gulf of mexico. ve have areas of heavier rain along texas. this cold front is moving out. a lot of the downpours have moisture. in a means we could see flash flooding possible, because inches of rain could fall in a short period of time. even though this front moves eastward, we're going to lose the severe threat with these storms. while we could see isolated stronger storms today, down through the southeast, our biggest threat would be for some medium-sized hail and damaging wind gusts. wind gusts. but we're not looking at
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the lehigh valley. turning dry this afternoon for delaware. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming g up, a terrifying accident on the opening day of a brand-new water park. a 10-year-old flung from a slide on to the concrete. the latest on how he's doing and what the park is doing so it doesn't happen again. also, how can they impact your dream vacation? a firsthand look of major security changes in the wake of terror good morning.
i'm katy zachry. a few minutes before 7:30. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley. he has the most accurate neighborhood forecast. showers passing through, bill. yeah, i'm tracking showers, light showers in a few spots. you see them moving through delaware county right now and heading toward philadelphia. and some showers also in the suburbs. norristown getting rain. the steadier showers just moving into the allentown area. showers this morning, and temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. we'll see mostly cloudy skies. and near 70 degrees this afternoon. >> thanks. francesca ruscio is looking at the roads. things in center city moving well? yeah, not all that bay. on the vine street expressway, either direction doing just
fine. it just went black. westbound for the schuylkill, eastbound for the 95. an accident at paper mills road and skyline drive. >> thank you. events are being held to mark this memorial day. at 9:00 in lansdale, langhorn and bristol, bucks county, will have their parades. at 4:00, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the tomb of the unknown soldier in washington square. for a complete list of events head to nbc10.com. today is your last chance to pose with rocky for the next two weeks. the area around the iconic statue at the base of the art museum will be closed for improvements starting tomorrow. the department of parks and recreation is improving pacing and perimeter protection. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. what if there was a paint... ...where each drop was formulated to be smarter...
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7:30, now, on a memorial day, monday morning, may 29th, 2017. our crowd has been stretching for blocks around the plaza. a special concert from nile hai horan one hour from now. >> inside studio 1a, craig melvin and sheinelle jones. matt and savannah are off. president trump is throwing his support behind his son-in-law and top adviser, jared kushner. telling "the new york times" he is doing a great job and has his total confidence. that statement coming as cush near comes under scrutiny in the fbi russia investigation. and amid new allegations he
tried to establish a back channel communication line with moscow. meantime, the president will observe memorial day with a trip to arlington national cemetery. he will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and speak at a remembrance ceremony. a frightening crash at the indy 500. scott dixon collided with jake howard and then went air born. his car spun and flipped several times before eventually coming to a stop there. that car was split in two. but thankfully the top remained intact and dixon was able to climb out on his own. after he was released from the hospital hours later. as for the race itself, takuma sato took the victory, becoming the first asian-born man ever to win the famed race. on a long holiday weekend like this, a lot of families go to water parks.
and an opening in california took a giant turn when a boy was flung from a water slide. steve patterson has more on that. >> reporter: you can see it behind me. the slide the boy was on was nearly 50 feet tall and an 80-degree drop. as you see, the boy was moving fast when he hit the pavement. a trip to a brand-new water park in holiday weekend takes a horrifying turn. and the whole thing is caught on camera. a 10-year-old sliding off the end of a three-story water slide at california's the wave water park and slamming into the ground at high speed. >> i thought he was dead at first. he hit the ground pretty hard. you hear it. >> reporter: incredibly the boy gets right back up, escaping the spill with only minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital. >> he had some scraping on his back. once again, we checked him out fully. he was talking to us and laughing and smiling and was in
good spirits. >> reporter: this is the latest in a series of recent accidents at water parks across the country. last summer, a 10-year-old kansas boy was killed, going down the world's tallest water slide at schlitterban water park. this month, his family received a $20 million settlement. some are wondering who is holding the parks accountable. >> there's no federal regulations or reporting requirements for amusement parks or water parks. >> reporter: 24 states have comprehensive state inspection programs. other states leave oversight to the private sector or have minimal requirements. six states have no regulations at all. >> we have been testing that slide for a couple of weeks.ceie state of california. >> more than 4,200 people are year are taken to the e.r. for
injuries that happen on water slides. a stark reminder it could have ended worse. the chances of being injured on a fix site amusement ride, 1 in 16 million. that boy walking away with minor injuries, scrapes and bruises. >> still pretty scary. steve, thank you. how is your holiday forecast looking? we have someone here that knows the answer to that. >> i have that answer. and in the northwest, quite hot. summer-like heat with temperatures above average. notice where the jet stream is lined up in the middle of the country. the heat is out south and out west. the cooler than average temperatures, affecting the plains and the midwest and the northeast. by the time we get to june, right around the corner, we're going to continue with the cooler temperatures in the eastern half of the country. and out west, we'll see the warm-up. walla walla, washington, 93 degrees. temperatures above average. as we go through the middle of the week, you see them drop back
down. seattle, back down into the 60s. spokane in the 70. boise from 90 to 73 on tuesday. in the northeast, highs topping out in the mid-70s. 54 in boston with a lot of clouds hanging on all day long. and back in the 70s by the middle of the week. norfolk, inhe t80 good morning, i'm meteorologist meteorologist. the steady -- i'm meteorologist bill henley. the steady rain, it's out of here. light, scattered showers this morning and mostly cloudy this afternoon. it combines to keep us in the 60s in philadelphia. 64 in the suburbs, a few light rain showers this morning. dry this afternoon. new jersey, the showers come to an end this morning. at the shore, you might see late-day breaks of sunshine. 60s at the shore, and 60s for the lehigh valley, turning dry this afternoon for delaware. >> for your forecast anytime, check out the weather channel on
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paris, to the pyramids of egypt, millions of americans dream summer vacation overshadowed by an unwelcome travel companion. fear. manchester, the most recent atrocity, targeting innocent victims. and in london under big ben, a lone terrorist in a car killed five, including an american. >> i heard a scream. i looked back. and then, i see the car's on the pavement. and i don't have time to do anything else. it was a very scary moment. >> reporter: we traveled to paris, as the state department warns americans vacationing in europe to stay alert. 130 died here in a terrorist attack in 2015. in 2016, 83 million terrorists traveled to france. did you worry about coming? >> no. >> reporter: that's fewer in previous years. so, changes are planned. visitors to paris this summer will find the threat of terrorism changing the tourist experience itself. and it's not necessarily a bad thing.
beneath the eiffel tower, they're planning a huge wall of bullet-proof glass. its architect showing me around. >> 17 mill meets of thickness. three meters high. make it almost disappear. >> reporter: you still get the incredible view. >> totally. >> reporter: you won't necessarily know it's there. close by, vehicles will be banned. last year in nice, a jihadist killed 86. officials determined to prevent a repeat at this landmark. there will be no cars here at all? >> normal traffic is going to be -- it's going to be quite a nice space actually in the end. >> reporter: there is a silver lining. the changing will make the eiffel tower experience better. i love the idea that you're bringing the romance back. >> it will be a different experience actually, yeah. it will be a nice place. >> reporter: meanwhile, the french say, while bookings dramatically drop after an
attack, americans quickly return. >> we have very strong and good science coming from the american people. thank you to them. you are still coming, more and more, which is good. >> reporter: next, we flew to egypt, a country of wonder and magic. but facing far greater challenges. political turmoil, extremist violence and fewer tourists. in 2010 terrorism this egypt brought in $12.5 billion. last year, that's down to $3.4 billion. among those still determined to come, a family from salt lake city. >> it's great to be here. >> reporter: you feel safe here? >> absolutely. when we came through the than tsa gives us. eppt an isis bomb on a to the medi.
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approach. >> looks like lights from an emergency vehicle reflecting off the glass. >> that could be the case. some are disputing that theory saying we would see it on the white part of the house. i kind of agree. we reached out to the white house for comment. but they have not replayed back. as of this morning, the red light mystery lives on. >> wouldn't you see it on the white? >> i don't know if it's close enough to turn the white house red. >> a dance party, perhaps? >> and the plot thickens. still to come, what you can try to make every weekend feel like a long one. >> wouldn't that be nice? we have a happy holiday crowd on the plaza. nile haill horan about to put o live concert.
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good morning, i'm katy zachry. a few minutes before 8:00 on your memorial day. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley. he has your most accurate neighborhood forecast. good news for us, bill? well, the good news is that it's not going to be raining all day. the clouds, they're going to be with us for most of the day. there's still a few more showers in store. that's easton now seeing a few showers. philadelphia getting a little bit of light rain. bucks county, some steadier showers, and the lehigh valley, watching this line of showers and thunderstorms likely to swing through the lehigh valley by about 10:00 this morning. in fact, by 10:00, 11:00 this morning, showers and possibly some thunderstorms in whitehall township. >> thanks for that. let's check the roads now with first alert traffic reporter francesca ruscio. what's it looking like out there? little to no traffic now. let's look at mass transit. septa and patco running on a special holiday schedule. amtrak and new jersey transit on
time and on schedule. and you can download the nbc10 app for all of your mass transit notifications. we'll look at the schuylkill expressway from our vine street expressway camera. as i've mentioned, little to no traffic. either direction, just fine today. katie? >> thanks. if you plan on taking to the road for memorial day, plan on seeing a little more traffic. more than half a million drivers are expected to travel on the pennsylvania turnpike alone today. officials say over the holiday weekend, more than 2.3 million drivers will have traveled on that road. in new jersey, nearly a million drivers are on the roads this weekend. aaa expects memorial day travel to reach a 12-year high. we'll be back with another live update in just about 25 minutes. you can join us every weekday morning for "nbc10 news today" from 4:30 to 7:00. i'm katy zachry, the "today" show continues in a moment.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, train tragedy. >> people that were willing to put themselves in harm's way just on their daily commute. >> two men stabbed and killed while onboard a portland, oregon, train. what we're learning about the suspect and the fallen heroes that tried to stop him. plus, style and substance. >> we knew we had something special. >> on this memorial day, two sisters that look to employ vets, by refashioning surplus into fashion. and naill horan. ♪ the whole world was watching i'd still dance with you ♪ >> the pop superstar hits our
stage for a live concert. and the fans can't wait. today, may 29th, 2017. >> you guys, it's naill live in the plaza. where are you guys from? >> we flew all the way from charlotte. >> just to see naill. >> who do you guys love? >> we love naill. >> where did you come in from? >> we drove all the way from maryland to see naill on "today." >> you look like you're ready for the weather. >> rain or shine we're here for naill. >> we love naill. >> we love. >> naill. [ cheers and applause ] >> and welcome back to "today" on this memorial day monday morning. craig melvin alongside sheinelle jon jones, dylan dreyer.
we have just a few of our friends. my goodness. this is quite the crowd. >> they've been out hear for days for this concert. >> at least the rain is kind of -- >> it's gone. >> it stopped for now. >> i think we might be okay. the tarps can come off. >> i'm glad you said that about the tarp. the tarps will come down when naill takes the stage, guys. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. time for your news at 8:00. >> reporter: i'm kristen welker at the white house, where president trump has returned from his first foreign trip and is bracing for battle after "the washington post" reported over the weekend his son-in-law, jared kushner, tried to set up a back channel to communicate with the russians in december, before the inauguration. kushner is a focus of an investigation but not the subject of it. a source thinking in the white house, a few people suggested that kushner should lay low for a while. he's focused on work and is eager to cooperate with any
investigation. and despite any buzz about him laying low, there's no indication the president shares that view. mr. trump defending him to "the new york times," saying, quote, jared is doing a great job for the country and he has total confidence in him. as for strategy, the white house is setting up a war room to respond to the russia controversy. and the president is expected to hit the road and hold more rallies. as for the president's overseas trip he may have roiled some allies abroad by saying in nato they're not paying their fair share. as for today, the president will keep the focus on memorial day. he'll lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery and then deliver remarks. >> kristen, thank you. this morning, we're hearing from one young women who said she was the subject of slurs.
now, the good shaamaritans who tried to help are being honored for their courage. >> he saved the lives of two muslim women. >> reporter: a surge of emotions by fresh tragedy. the portland community coming together to honor two men killed during a stabbing on a commuter train. >> we lost two great humans, people willing to put themselves into harm's way on their daily commute. >> reporter: rick best died along with 23-year-old talishian remembered by his sister through tears. >> everything he did in his life, he had purpose. >> one was stabbed in the neck and the other in the stomach. >> reporter: the brutal train attack happened friday during the afternoon rush, when a passenger, identified as 35-year-old jeremy christian, suddenly went on a hate-filled tirade, according to witnesses, spewing anti-muslim remarks at
two, young women. the rant prompting three men to confront christian, who police say pull eed a knife. >> they lost their lives. >> reporter: one of the women targeted expressing gratitude for the men who came to their defense. >> i want to say thank you to them and their family. that i appreciate them. because without them, we probably would be dead right now. >> reporter: her appreciation now echoing across an entire city. the surviving victim, mica fletcher, is recovering from his injuries in a portland hospital. as for the suspect, jeremy christian has a criminal record. he has a history of hate speech on social media. dramatic video has surfaced showing a terrifying encounter between a kayaker and a great white shark. it was like a horror movie.
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♪ we're back, now, at 8:09. let's look at what's trending today, shall we? >> let's kick off memorial day trending with a secret of making your long weekend feel even longer. a scientist of stanford, he says the key is trying something new. that's why your days fly bay faster as an adult than as a kid. children are trying new things, laying down memoriememories. >> i can see that. we took the kids to a water park this weekend. >> and it made the weekend feel longer. that is true. and hearing them express that joy, the squeals for a first time. all right. now, to a couple of drone videos buzzing online. the first one from a soccer game. this is a man riding a drone. this is at the portuguese cup final. he surfs mid-air across the stadium, almost like a
hoverboard. watch this, lands in front of the referee to deliver the game's soccer ball. >> don't try that at home. >> if you need convincing that drones are working into our everyday lives. here's a drone picking up fast food from a kfc drive-through. this blogger attaches his order and some money to the drone and flies it over to a nearby kfc. he did work with the store managers and safety officials. look at this. success. his order is placed back on the drone. eventually, making it right back to him. and he gets his chicken. >> in new york, that's call ed seamless. baseball season, as you know, now in full swing. and for all of the little league parents who have a shelf full of participation trophies, you may find this refreshing. bryce harper sat down with a little league team and gave them some competitive advice. take a look. >> as much as i -- it's okay you
lost. >> no, johnny. no participation trophies. first place only. all right? >> and they clapped. the kids seem to agree. >> anything you say they clap. >> participation trophies or not? >> i was the one that got the participation trophy. i'm for those. >> i don't believe in participation trophies. >> we used to get a ribbon in participation. and trophies for first, second, third. >> you got nothing unless you won. >> look how strong you are. >> you have to work harder. you know who deserves a trophy? >> who? >> this college baseball player for his adorable handshake routine with this boy. >> that is elaborate. >> that's the best. >> we should have a handshake like that when we come out. >> you can throw me up. >> you and dylan. >> up in the air.
>> yeah. >> you guys are light. >> thanks, craig. let's get over to "pop start." ka nil ma la opens up about her public affair to prince charles. she talks about her relationship with her now-husband while they both were married. how the media storm surrounding it affected her life. she said, about a year i couldn't go anywhere. it was a deeply unpleasant time and i wouldn't want to put my worst enemy through it. her children came and went as normal, while she passed the time reading a lot and learning to paint. now, to how the stars are spendi spending memorial day weekend. emmy rossen tied the knot with sam e-mail. and emmy cur married spiegel in
los angeles. over to the kane film festival. and neil patrick harris took gideon to his first baseball game. so cute, cheering on the yankees and dancing in the stands to "whoop there it is." and finally, justin timberlake and jimmie fallon spent their weekend in the hamptons and went for a bike ride. take a look. >> biking through the hamptons. so beautiful. what? >> bro biking. >> bro biking adventure, going viral. the hilarious video continuing with jimmie and justin riding back and forth down the street. >> that's going to become a thing. >> you and sheinelle have ridden the bike. >> and sheinelle steered me into a ditch. >> i couldn't touch the floor, in my defense, or the round.
>> on set, too. >> i was hiding my pregnancy. i said, sheinelle, we can't fall over. i was so nervous. baby on board. calvin is just fine. put on the meteorology hat. i forgot i had to do weather, too. >> that's a good sign. >> we have some heavy rain moving over the gulf of mexico. that's good news for the southeastern parts of texas. you're not seeing the nasty storms moving through. we're seeing some heavier pockets of rain approaching new orleans. and the rain is going to come down hard in the next hour or so. we're going to see for memorial day some of the wettest weather across the gulf coast. that could cause some delays. across new england is where we're going to see another round of heavier rain. keep in mind if you're traveling along i-10, dallas down to houston, you could see delays. i-90, te lays because of the heavier rain. across upstate new york, as well. and we're looking at potential for isolated severe storms.
not an outbreak but several severe storms. the brief, gusty winds and moderate hail. back through the middle of the country, temperatures in the 80s through the midwest. and cooler than average. 60s and 70s in the plains. and in the pacific northwest, good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. the steady rain is out of here. mostly cloudy this afternoon. it combines to keep us in the 60s in philadelphia. 64 in the suburbs. a few light rain showers this morning. dry this afternoon and new jersey, as the showers come to the end this morning, at the shore you might see some late break sunshine and 60s at the valley. have a great day. t's your latest forecast. craig? memorial day is a chance for a grateful nation to thank those
that served this nation so proudly. it's also time for reflection, thinking about those who lost their lives in battle. there's a host of foundations out there doing good work to support our military families. and this morning, donald rumsfeld is here with ryan manion to highlight the travis manion foundation, named after her brother who died in iraq. their mission is connecting those who serve in the military to engage in character-building together. >> thank you. great to be with you. >> let me start with you. i know there's been a movement afoot over the last few years to remind folks that memorial day isn't just the unofficial start of summer. what is memorial day to secretary rumsfeld? >> for me, it's a time when we remember the people who served and the people who have fallen and their families. and the travis manion foundation has a purpose of meeting and talking to people all across the
country. they have presenters who go out from families and veterans, to talk to people about it. i was one of the original sponsors of legislation for the all-volunteer military. we have the greatest military on the face of the earth. there were a lot of people that weren't connected to the military. this foundation, the travis manion foundation is particularly important because they connect people who may not have relatives in the military with the military. and they get a chance to hear the stories of people who served and meet the families of people who served. >> ryan, tell us about your brother. tell us about travis. >> my mother was my best friend. we're 15 months apart. brew up grew up in a military family. we understand the meanling of service. we understood it from a very young age. but it wasn't until he lost his life in 2007 that we began to understand the meaning of
sacrifice. and i always say travis would be very proud of the work that's happening at the travis manion foundation. but he would be terribly upset to know that we named it the travis manion foundation. like many men and women in our military, their incredibly humble. they just want to get out there. they're the epitome of what servant leadership is all about. >> i understand that you met at travis' graduation, isn't that right? >> at a wrestling match. >> he was a wrestler. >> and you're a wrestler. >> i'm a brokendown exwrestler. that's a long time ago. but i'm partial to wrestlers. and he was a good one. >> i understand that your foundation just announced a $500,000 donation to the ryan manion foundation. why this particular group? and i want to ask what this money will be used for. >> this group is doing something distinctive. it's connecting people who haven't served with families and
veterans who have served. i think that's particularly important. i've created, in my mid-80s, an app, which is a winston churchill -- >> it's quite popular. >> you're so smart, you could play it and win. all of the funds from the winston churchill app that can be downloaded on your iphone or your ipad, go into military charities. and so, the grant we're making to the travis manion foundation is some of the moneys coming from that. so, play it use down loads. >> tell your friends about it. >> i can shamelessly market the app. >> we'll let you do that today. and the money, how is it going to be used? >> the money will be used to continue to bridge the gap between the military and the civilian world. we're going to make sure we're training veterans and families
of the fallen to get out there and show the civic assets they are and build stronger communities and inspire the next generation. >> thank you. thank you, both. >> sheinelle? >> thank you, craig. that's a good cause. to another way people are honoring veterans. two sisters giving vets a second chance and giving new life to some of the things they left behind in the military. here's nbc's tammy leitner. >> reporter: true style, these sisters find, can be camouflaged. >> the urban ruck sack, emily fashioned from her military ruck sack. >> reporter: the military family with a passion for fashion. >> the same media our dad was wearing. >> reporter: emily and betsy founded sword & plough, giving a new life for military surplus. >> shell casings.
parachutes. it's fun when we get a new material. >> reporter: launched on kick starter in 2013, they hit their goal for the entire first month in just two hours. >> i had this idea. i told betsy about it. you were so excited. we knew we had something special. it was a busy time because i was about to commission as a second lieutenant. you were a senior. >> yeah. we knew, this was something we had to do. >> emily is among 65 veterans sword & plough has helped hire. while the ceo served with the special forces in afghanistan, betsy ran the business back home. the tight knit family woven into our work. >> our first bag, mom helped design. >> reporter: emily left the army to focus full time on the company. now, with a fedex small business grant, the pair plan to hire more vets, helping more than just products find a new
purpose. >> i felt like i didn't have a purpose anymore. it's brought back life back to me. >> reporter: this army machine gunner in afghanistan, suffers posttraumatic stress. >> handmaking all of the pieces has been my therapy. i get to hammer out everything. i get all my aggression out and can turn that into something beautiful. >> reporter: proving something's true strength comes from what makes it. >> i think it's been the biggest dream come true. >> reporter: for "today" tammy leitner, nbc news, denver. >> what a good idea. >> i was about to say. >> what a fantastic idea. >> a win-win. let's head outside to dylan. >> hey, guys. i've got big news. look who is joining me right now. two words. naill horan. and the girls -- and the girls go wild. he's about to take over our citi
>> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. >> good morning i'm katy zachary. let's get right to first meteorologist bill henley. he has your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> we see mostly cloudy skies across the area and still a few showers and with winds coming in off the ocean, the clouds are going to stay put for most of the day. showers and possibly some thunderstorms into the lehigh valley, but those showers will dry out this afternoon. the winds stay with us and that's going to keep the clouds around. right now hatfield seeing a few sprinkles, the showers have just exited philadelphia. this line of thunderstorms moving into pottsville will likely just glance northern berks county and move into lee high and north hampton counties and off to the north.
>> let's get a check of the roads with franchesca ruscio. >> septa and patco running on a special holiday schedule today. download the nbc10 app. over in south jersey. this is route 73 from the atlantic city. you can see there's little to no traffic right now but this picture will be changing come the afternoon rush hour. >> memorial day events across the area today will honor those who died for our country. 10:00 this morning a ceremony will take place at veterans park on jfk boulevard. you can tap the nbc10 app for a full list of events throughout the area. we'll have another live update for you coming up in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest weather with the nbc10 app. now back to the "today" show.
8:30, now, on this monday morning, memorial day, may 28th, 2017. our crowd began gathering saturday. naill horan live on our citi concert stage. >> the plaza hasn't seen a crowd like this for a while. >> it's unbelievable. and the rain was intense for a while. >> and that was just some showers. i'm sure you're used to rain.
>> we have folks here in uniform on this memorial day. a big shoutout to them. thank you for stopping by. we have another big concert friday, thomas rhett will be here. you can pick one of his songs. "it goes like this." "die a happy man." "make me wanna." we'll reveal the winner during friday's concert. also, a quick programming note here. the stanley cup finals begins tonight in pittsburgh. the penguins taking on the surprising nashville predators. pittsburgh going for back-to-back titles. the predators going for their first. you can catch that game, game one, 8:00 eastern, only on nbc. all right, dylan. before it gets going and this rain gets going -- >> the rain is trying to pick up again. but really only a couple of scattered showers in the northeast. for the rest of the weekend, we're going to see severe storms down along the southeast. heavy rain in texas. hot and dry in the pacific
northwest. in the middle of the week, we see the showers in the northeast. stormy down south, the middle of the country, unsettled. temperatures in the 70s. we start to cool off in the northwest. and then, by the time we get to the end of the week, storms in the eastern half of the country. we could see heavier rain. it looks good morning. iep bill henl i'm bill henley. the steady rain is out of here and mostly cloudy this afternoon. it combines to keep us in the 60s in philadelphia. 64 in the suburbs. a few light rain showers this morning. dry this afternoon. and new jersey, as the showers come to an end, this morning at the shore you might see late day breaks of sunshine and 60s for the lehigh valley turning dry this afternoon for delaware. have a great day. the citi concert series "today" is proudly presented to
you by citi. >> okay. we're almost ready for our special holiday morning concert from naill horan. he embarked on a solo career just a year ago and has two hit singles. but before, a little on naill's career direction. ♪ slow hands like sweat dripping down ♪ >> reporter: this is the sound of niaill horan, solo artist. his new single, "slow hands." on the heels of his debut song, "this town," which was certified platinum in the u.s. and reached number one in more than 60 countries. ♪ you don't know you beautiful girl ♪ >> reporter: following his success with the pop sensation one direction, naill stepped out on his own and has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with, winning the 2014 people's
choice award as favorite breakout artist. now, working on his debut solo album. but not before taking the stage for our citi concert series. all right. he's ready. so or r his fans. are you ready? ladies and gentlemen, naill horan. ♪ >> good morning, new york. ♪ we should take this back to my place ♪ ♪ that's what she said right to my face ♪ ♪ 'cause i want you bad yeah, i want you, baby ♪ ♪ i've been thinking about it all day ♪ ♪ and i hope you feel the same
way, yeah ♪ ♪ 'cause i want you bad yeah, i want you, baby ♪ ♪ slow, slow hands like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry ♪ ♪ no, no chance ♪ that i'm leaving here without you on me ♪ ♪ i know, yeah, i already know that there ain't no stopping ♪ ♪ your plans and those slow hands, woo ♪ ♪ slow hands ♪ i just wanna take my time we could do this, baby, all night, yeah ♪ ♪ 'cause i want you bad yeah, i want you, baby ♪ ♪ slow, slow hands
like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry ♪ ♪ no, no chance that i'm leaving here without you on me ♪ ♪ yeah, i already know there ain't no stopping ♪ ♪ your plans and those slow hands, woo ♪ ♪ fingertips putting on a show got me now and i can't say no ♪ ♪ wanna be with you all alone take me home ♪ ♪ take me home fingertips putting on a show ♪ ♪ can't you tell that i want you, baby, yeah ♪ ♪ slow hands like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry ♪ ♪ no, no chance that i'm leaving here without you on me ♪ ♪ i, i know, yeah i already know that there's no stopping ♪ ♪ slow hands like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry ♪ ♪ no, no chance
hands." and naill also graces the cover of "billboard" magazine. you're having a heck of a run. >> it's been great. i'm happy i got to do this thing and be on the cover of "billboard." >> has going solo been what you expected to be? >> it's been different. but i've been enjoying it. everything is completely for me. every, single lyric. every music. yeah, enjoying that side of it. >> you had two hit singles. a lot of people are wondering and waiting for a full-length album. >> yeah, hopefully, i'm going to do a lot of travel this summer with "slow hands" and doing tv and interviews. i'll be busy all summer. hopefully when that ends i'll do it some time in the fall. >> and it seems like your new songs are less poppy and more
rock. is that the genre you're interested in doing now? >> i grew up on a lot of old-school '70s, '80s, american classic rock and folky stuff. i wanted to do something that showed off what i was about, i suppose. and not try too hard to scare people away. >> i don't think you're doing that. >> what are you going to sing for us? >> the next one is the first single i did, called." this town." i want to dedicate it to the people in manchester. >> naill, thank you. ♪ waking up to kiss you and
nobody's there ♪ ♪ the smell of your perfume still stuck in the air ♪ ♪ it's hard yesterday i thought i saw your shadow running around ♪ ♪ it's funny how things never change in this old town ♪ ♪ so far from the stars ♪ ♪ and i want to tell you everything ♪ ♪ the words i never got to say the first time around ♪ ♪ and i remember everything from when we were the children ♪ ♪ playing in this fairground wish i was there with you now ♪ ♪ if the whole world was watching i'd still dance with you ♪ ♪ drive highways and byways to be there with you ♪ ♪ over and over the only truth
everything comes back to you ♪ ♪ mm, mm, mm ♪ i saw that you moved on with someone new ♪ ♪ in the pub that we met he's got his arms around you ♪ ♪ it's so hard so hard ♪ ♪ and i want to tell you everything ♪ ♪ the words i never got to say the first time around ♪ ♪ and i remember everything ♪ from when we were the children playing in this fairground ♪ ♪ i wish i was there with you now ♪ ♪ 'cause if the whole world was watching ♪ ♪ i'd still dance with you ♪ drive highways and byways to
be there with you ♪ ♪ over and over the only truth everything comes back to you ♪ ♪ you still make me nervous when you walk in the room ♪ ♪ them butterflies they come alive when i'm next to you ♪ ♪ over and over the only truth everything comes back to you ♪ ♪ and i know that it's wrong that i can't move on ♪ ♪ but there's something about you ♪ ♪ 'cause if the whole world was watching i'd still dance with you ♪ ♪ drive highways and byways to be there with you ♪ ♪ over and over the only truth everything comes back to you ♪
♪ you still make me nervous when you walk in the room ♪ ♪ them butterflies they come alive when i'm next to you ♪ ♪ over and over the only truth everything comes back to you ♪ ♪ mm, mm, mm ♪ everything comes back to you mm, mm, mm ♪ >> thank you. >> naill horan. thank you, sir. we're back with more from naill in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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performing his new song, "on the loose," once again, naill horan. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i know what she's like she's out of her mind ♪ ♪ and wraps herself around the truth ♪ ♪ she'll jump on that flight and meet you that night ♪ ♪ make you tear up the room ♪ yeah, she loves when everybody's watching ♪ ♪ she knows the way her body moves ♪ ♪ she loves the way they all crawl back when she says ♪ ♪ she loves nobody else but you ♪ ♪ she's on the loose she's coming ♪ ♪ she's watching ♪ she's on the loose
she's coming for you ♪ ♪ she's on the loose she's coming ♪ ♪ she's coming she's on the loose ♪ ♪ she's coming for you ♪ she'll dance in the dark a real work of art ♪ ♪ eyes could burn down the room ♪ ♪ so, get out while you can you don't understand ♪ ♪ she doesn't know how to lose ♪ she loves when everybody's watching ♪ ♪ she knows the way her body moves ♪ ♪ she loves the way they all crawl back when she says ♪ ♪ she loves nobody else but you ♪ ♪ she's on the loose she's coming ♪ ♪ she's coming she's on the loose ♪ ♪ she's coming for you ♪ she's on the loose she's coming ♪ ♪ she's coming she's on the loose ♪ ♪ she's coming she's coming for you ♪ ♪ she'll run with your mind and pull you in tight ♪
♪ then trade you in for something new ♪ ♪ i know what it's like i fell for it twice ♪ ♪ and now, i'm just warning you ♪ ♪ she loves when everybody's watching ♪ ♪ she knows the way her body moves ♪ ♪ she loves the way they all crawl back when she says ♪ ♪ she loves nobody else but you ♪ ♪ she loves when everybody's watching ♪ ♪ she knows the way her body moves ♪ ♪ she loves the way they all crawl back when she says ♪ ♪ she loves nobody else but you ♪ ♪ she's on the loose she's on the loose ♪ ♪ she's coming for you coming for you ♪ ♪ yeah, she's on the loose she's coming ♪ ♪ she's on the loose she's coming for you ♪ ♪ coming for you, yeah
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welcome back. look at all these signs. should we celebrate a few birthdays, dylan? >> yes. i will spin around the smucker's jar and say hello to edith barrett of hayes, kansas. she enjoys baking and is known around town for her famous pies. ivana mcdaniel is 100 years old. a proud grandma from tennessee. and happy birth day to anthony skementi, of new jersey. dean wilson is celebrating 101 years old. a lifelong farmer from decatur, illinois.
the secret to longevity is root beer floats. helen williams is 100 years old. a poet from los angeles, california. how impressive is this? after her kids graduated college, helen went back to school and received her bachelors degree when she was 64. and happy 100th birthday to phyllis of omaha, nebraska. >> naill, thank you so much. this has been such a fun morning. you've been so great. >> thank you to everybody coming out, as well. >> happy memorial day. >> you're a class act. >> thank you. >> enjoy. love the hat, too. >> a big thanks to naill. and a big thanks to all of you, as well. stanning in the rain, some since saturday. we're back after your local news. >> thank you.
>> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. i'm katy zachary just a few minutes before 9:00 on your memorial day. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley. he has your most accurate neighborhood forecast. are those showers moving out? >> they've ended in philadelphia but i'm still tracking some showers. we could see a few more sprinkles in philadelphia. northeast philadelphia starting to get a few light showers. the heavier rain and thunderstorm activity that's staying out of the area.
see some showers moving in to the lehigh valley right now. those will move to the northeast and we will see clouds linger for the rest of the day. we're in the 50s right now. up to 67 degrees for philadelphia. closer to 70 in delaware. >> let's get a check of the road now with first alert franchesca ruscio. how are you? >> i'll take that as a compliment, thank you. we have a situation in franklin township, an overturned vehicle on its side along route 55 northbound along exit 39. it is creating quite a bit of a delay approaching the accident scene for traffic so we do have to let you know it's very slow. katy, back over to you. >> memorial day events honoring those who fight and died for the flag are planned across the area today. in lansdale, montgomery county, a parade this morning will be
followed by a ceremony at memorial park. tap the nbc10 app for a full list of events in your area. people in the beaches and near the shore are looking to the weather. several concerts are rescheduled for today. rain forced people off the boardwalk yesterday. businesses say they've been busy. visitors told us they plan to head back out to the beaches as long as the weather holds.
this morning on "today's take," cruising down memory lane with the cast of the iconic show, "the love boat." plus, a military homecoming like any other for a decorated war hero. and you can wear white. flattering fashion to heat up your summer style, coming up right now. >> from nbc news, this is oday's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today," on monday morning, may 29th, 2017. "america the beautiful," alicia keys and mr. ray charles. doesn't get any better than that. bring that up just a little bit. ♪ >> let's just do this for the next hour.
gets you set. >> gets into your system. >> my mother was the biggest ray charles fan. >> really? >> my gosh. you would come into the house and isabel always had ray playing on the hi-fi. thank you. thank you. we hope you're enjoying your memorial day morning. a lot of you, if you haven't already hit the road, you will be. according to aaa more than 40 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles during memorial day weekend. 88% of you driving. >> where's everybody going? >> good question. >> it's memorial day weekend. i got to go somewhere. i just got to go. >> everybody is driving. everybody is doing something. >> something like that? >> you feel like a loser if you don't go. got to do something. >> did you have a favorite road trip growing up? >> we didn't take too many road trips. we did bear mountain, north of
new york city. growing up in queens, bear mountain was going upstate. and my dad would organize all of the other family members. it was this caravan of station wagons. and you better be at your assigned intersection at a certain time or we were leaving you. if you didn't get there early enough, you didn't get the good picnic table. >> and no cell phones if you were running late. >> that's a good point. >> what about you? >> my favorite trips i would say were driving cross-country with my dad. he and i had driven cross-country several times. there were road trips down to florida we would take every year. and driving in the backseat in an old cadillac with my brother on one side and my other brother on the other side, and i'm stuck in the mid. you saw that face a lot. i'm miserable. they would like to play pranks on me while i'm sleeping. i think we have another picture
of my brother tying sneakers to my hands. you know what that is? >> is that a walkman? >> it i's a pocket rocker. it's two songs. >> "monday, monday" on one side and "walk like an egyptian" on the other side. >> a pocket rocker. >> thoughts, al? >> how about you? >> so, here's the thing. we took a lot of road trips as a kid. can i tell you the best part to me. i know this sounds pathetic. my step dad used to have a big, old blue van. and it had big -- a ledge where you can sit up in it. and all of the windows have a plug-in with the big, thick earphones. >> is this a ride or a vehicle? >> we would sit in the driveway. but we didn't go anywhere. and we would act like we were
listening to stuff. and we would look out the window. but we wouldn't be moving. >> like the posters by the window. >> we would do that stuff all the time. where are we going to go today? >> that's the best part of childhood. >> we never went anywhere. i did a lot of awesome trips. but i remember sitting in the driveway with the big thick a earphones not listening to anything. >> no music? >> we would do p-- >> we did take one road trip. we went to expo '67 in montreal. we took my grandmother, my mother's mother, who was from jamaica. my father said, when we get to the border, we're all american. and of course, we get in. >> what happened? >> my grandmother, jamaica. >> she's on old, old lady. a little confused. she's from queens. >> did that work?
>> it did. but that was -- >> can you imagine 2017? >> they would be like, you're not coming. >> that's great. >> a lot of good stuff. >> this one is interesting. a recent article in "the wall street journal" suggests that you should let your kids help plan your vacation. >> why? >> it says giving the kids a voice in travel will help keep them excited and interested. >> hmm. i don't think -- >> what would they choose? >> sit in the van with headphones on. >> we had buffalo ha lived across the street. >> whoa. >> she grew up in kansas. >> annie oakley, buffalo? ♪ give me a home where the buffalo ♪ >> was it a ranch? >> were they roaming the streets? >> on the corner there was a school. sun rise academy. they had the buffalo that just roam. >> the buffalo roamed. >> across the street, cows. and all sorts of stuff.
>> that's really cool. >> not now. there's houses. where the buffalo roam. they roam. >> we got to go. >> what were we talking about? >> about letting your kids pick the vacation. >> my nieces and nephews planned their summer vacation. they wanted to go to mt. rushmore. >> okay. >> they ended up doing, flying in and visiting mt. rushmore. >> that's a good idea. >> when i first heard this, i poo pooed it. but if the kids are into it and there's a reason, why not? >> oh, we're going to go where i say to go. that was kind of real. >> what's it really like at home, sheinelle? >> i want to go here. no, no. it doesn't have to be in that energy. it can be a kind -- >> you go into the voices. >> i know, especially i'm losing my voice. >> no wonder they're so mean. >> you know i don't talk that way. >> you little snot. >> when i first read the study, let the kids plan -- i get it. >> i think al thought the same thing. >> the way you explained it, i
like that. >> we could have done that before we actually came on the air. what do you think calvin might want to choose? for example, would he go to oatmeal land? >> we're trying to transition and show this video of calvin showing oatmeal for the first time. wait until after he tries it. he gives a little shake. he eats it. >> he did a little shudder there. when i tasted it, it tasted gross. we tried later and he was okay. >> really? >> he looks excited about the second spoon. i think he likes the spoon. he doesn't like what's on it. >> putting the hands um. >> i know. move it. i'm going to remember this, lady. he could not be more adorable. >> i just -- >> can we start that -- he looks excited about it right at the
beginning. >> he has no idea. >> he looks at the camera. like -- >> you know why? i've been giving him a taste of a shake with banana and mango. >> he thinks he is getting a banana mango shake? >> what the heck? >> and then, the shake. >> had to shake that one off. >> it was good. speaking of maybe getting the shakes, since memorial day marks the unofficial start of summer, that means it's the official start of popsicle season. there's a new popsicle on the market this year. it's called pickle ice. it's made of pickle brine. >> pickle juice is supposed to be good for you. remember the eagles. >> it smells like pickles. >> hence because it's made out of pickle juice. >> i don't think i like this. i only like dill pickles. >> this is a dill pickle juice.
oh, calvin. >> shake, dylan. do it again. >> i see where it gets it. it's genetic. >> look at her. >> that's horrible. >> the only thing that could make this better, if it was bread and butter pickle juice. >> i don't like bread and butter. >> it's like a frozen pickle. >> and you keep eating it. >> let's try to synchronize the two. >> that's really gross. i can't keep eating it. it's gross. >> you like it? >> this is not bad. up next, we're about to get grilled. it says -- get it? grilled. we're taking questions from our crowd. and you never know what they might ask. after these messages.
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hey. we are back with more of "today's take." i don't think this is high enough. we are calling this we get grilled. when we have a guest on the show, we like to force them to play a game. >> force wasn't in there. you put that in there. >> roll a teleprompter back. w we like to force them to play a little game. roll it back so the audience at home can see it. >> you see the word force? >> thanks for playing our game, control room. today, in honor of your backyard barbecues, we're going to reverse it with a game we're calling, we get grilled. our producers gathered questions from the plaza this morning and
we're going to pull them off this grill. >> careful, it's hot. >> paper on a grill, probably not. >> not the best idea. who has made you the most star-struck? john from dallas. the most star-struck. the very beginning, my first couple weeks here, quincy jones. >> for you, it would be -- everybody. every time a guy came on. >> not just guys. >> we would bring on guys that she clearly had crushes on. >> i'll show you surprise. book oprah. >> i think my zac efron moment has gone down in history. >> what about you? >> halle berry. >> she would see that. >> isn't she stunning in person? >> it's like staring at the sun. >> she is. that's why i'm wearing glasses.
>> this is from mike in washington, d.c. what chore or errand do you hate doing in your free time? folding laundry. i'll fold it. i hate putting it away. it's lined up in the room. >> you're going to use it again. >> for me, dishes. i do not like doing dishes. if i never had to do dishes again. >> that's why i cook. the only reason i koocook. so somebody else has to clean up. this is from ravi in lake jackson, texas. what's the latest you can stay up at night to still come to work in the morning? >> and be functional? >> yes. >> 11:00. >> if i have something to do for fun, i would say like 10:00. but i've stayed up all night to get to storms before. >> if you have to. >> i go to bed 10:30, 11:00. >> every night?
>> yeah. >> i couldn't do it. >> have you seen me on tv? >> we have time for one more. >> okay. >> since you have the tongs. that's tongs. >> we've worked together too long. >> i saw your brain. >> what is the best news/your favorite story you've reported on? >> looking at me? >> yeah. >> when we did a mother's day shoot and i got to take my mom to costa rica. that was fun. >> at the "today" show, when dylan and i interned with rascal flatts. >> when i got to interview charles schulz. >> you got excited for that. >> that was fun. >> we hope you enjoyed what's going good morning. the steady rain it's out of here but we'll still see a few light scattered showers this morning.
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so, summer unofficially begins today. that means we are officially allowed to wear white. >> finally. but the white color can be intimidating for some. we're going to show you how to look white-hot. with the help of zanna roberts rossi. >> good morning. >> there's no such thing as too much white this summer. >> that's good to hear. i have white skirts. i can't wear yet. >> and now you can. >> this season, you can wear it for work. you can wear it for barbecue or a night out with the girlfriends. >> and speaking for business or work. you have business white with carla. >> business white with carla.
you want something that's more tailored. and you think about work and you think a white shirt. now, this is a great suit. i like the paper bag waist. it's a high waist and flattering. we're splitting it up with the black and the black pop of shoes. when you're looking for a white suit, think about something structured and a heavier fabric. nothing like thin, see-through white fabric. it's not even a suit. just two pieces that would be versatile. you can pop this jacket on with a pair of jeans, and the pant with a t-shirt and the sneaker. >> thank you very much. gianni is wearing a nice, girlie feminine white. curvier girls can wear white. this looks so good on her. this is an eyelet dress.
this is eyelet. it's 100% cotton, superbreathable. you want to cinch it into the waist, where the smallest part hits perfectly on the leg. and the little black details elevated. >> this is great for a cash bba. ketchup, musmustard. never go at the front of the fabric. and treat the strain from outside in. and also, some really good stain removal tips on the american cleaning institute website. any stain. >> let's bring out allie. going out at night. >> allie going out for a night out. isn't it adorabldorable? it's got a jumpsuit feel. i like the idea of the crop pant, with the accessories. and you want something graphic
with it to make it bolder. allie is rocking it with the gold jewelry. it's different than a white, white dress. >> that's alex. not allie. >> sorry, alex. >> what about the guys? >> well, we -- >> you were wearing white pants recently. >> i was. i was going out there selling ice cream. >> awesome jared. and white is probably a trickier look for guys to wear. let's start and piece it up with a nice blue shirts. white jeans, fit, size up. if you're skinny, go slim. and a crop at the ankle. this is theer rogs now zone of the men. just ahead, we have a great reunion 40 years in the making. the cast of "the love boat" together again, after your local news and weather. we started service dogs for heroes
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♪ >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. good morning. just about 9:30. let's get right to first alert mlg bill henley. overcast, bill. >> still tracking some showers and the heaviest showers are now in the lehigh valley. easton is getting some rainfall right now. it's moving to the northeast at about 30 miles an hour so any downpours will be brief. lehigh you can see lightning is in the area. as far as showers for philadelphia, mostly activities to the morning and bucks county. still a few showers for parts of montgomery, chest aern into delaware county this more than and a mostly cloudy afternoon. the temperatures will warm into the 60s but it's going to be a cool and cloudy day today. >> look at the roads.
let's check in with franchesca ruscio who is looking at traffic. >> we're watching traffic on the vine street express way. we've moving just fine. we're not seeing any of those typical holiday delays for the most part. mass transit right now, septa patco running on those strict holiday schedule. back to you. >> memorial day events across the area today will honor those who fought and died for our country. the battleship new jersey in camden and the knights of columbia will hold a shoim at 10:00 this morning. just tap the nbc10 app for a full list of events in your area. it's your last chance to grab a bite at a center city diner. little pete's diner will serve its last meal around 9:00 tonight. it's been a fixture for decades. the diner will be torn down to make way for a new hotel.
for the cast of "the love boat." for ten seasons, the cast made viewers want to jump on the ship headed for any destination. >> the show debuted 40 years ago. we caught up with the cast. gavin macleod played captain steuben. cynthia lauren tewes played julie mccoy. and the purser, gopher, played by fred grandey. gavin, let me start with you, you were the captain. why do you think this show captured so many imaginations 40 years ago? this was a huge hit. >> it was never done on television before. this was the first big show on a
cruise ship with over 1,000 guest stars all over the world. and had three different stories. had the happy endings are something that people love. i always loved that as a viewer. and people love happy endings. and that was one of the goals aaron spelling had putting the show together. and we were able to bring the world to television viewers because after the first few years, we went all over europe. you know, china. just name it. and that's where we were. representing the united states and having a great time. as a result, people wanted to take cruises. we started with two small ships. and princess cruises has eight magnificent ships with two more on the way. it's successful because it's giving people what they want. and it's fulfilling dreams. i've been doing this so many years. i was young when i started. if you can believe it, i had hair. i never had hair.
>> we would never correct you. >> the ahair you had, you bough. >> it's in a closet somewhere. >> what did critics think of the show? >> they hated it. >> they said it could sink like the "titanic." it didn't. >> it didn't. it went on for ten seasons. jill, you grew up right before our eyes. >> that's fun at 13. >> were there any downsides to it. >> you know, other than going through puberty on television -- >> that's a big downside. >> that wasn't fun. but working with these people who are truly such -- >> and the feeling is so mutual. i'm so lucky to be with these people. >> what is it like when you guys all come together? is it a sense of nostalgia? do you miss the old days? >> without a doubt. >> it's the gift that keeps on giving. and it's giving right now.
>> you guys, just jump in. people still come up to you on the street. what do they say to you? >> they say we watched it with our grandparents. >> it's true. >> it was a family thing. >> some people say, you got any loose change? >> or fix me a drink? >> are you a decent drinkmaker? >> no. not decent. i go overboard. >> yeah. >> for some reason people like that. >> yeah. >> a little too much. >> he has a drink that made up that's on a princess chips now. >> there's an isaac washington drink. >> and the isaac dance, too. >> we like to play a little game here. >> yes. >> we got cubes with your faces on them. we want to ask a few questions. who amongst the crew is most likely to have a messy cabin. >> got a doc. >> got a mix here.
>> i had to be neat because i was a physician. >> that's true. who always nailed their lines? >> ooh. >> that's me. >> everybody takes credit for that. >> i think jill. >> the cube is stuff. >> it's hard to find. >> it's like a how to play.leo played shuffle >> which was likely to fan girl boy over a -- >> wow. a lot of people say gavin. and how many of you still remember the lyrics to the theme? >> jack jones. >> we know them. >> let's hear it. just a little going out. ♪ love, exciting and new come aboard ♪
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so, it's memorial day. you're thinking of grilling some ribs, we have a recipe for you. they are the owners of bear creek smoke house in texas. and they have a book, "bear bottom bliss." they're going to tell us how to get the tender ribs with the perfect rub. guys, good to see you. thanks for being here. we appreciate it. happy memorial day. >> a cook up for memorial day with great texas style ribs. >> different spices here. we're going to put on -- that's the ice machine making that
noise. >> we have the different spices here. we recommend starting out with some loin back or baby back ribs. >> we have salt, pepper, ground mustard, onion powder, garlic poud i powder, cayenne and paprika. we're going to put this on first and we're going to top with brown sugar. >> on your ribs, do you pull the membrane off the back? >> you can if you buy them from a local butcher shop. it's not hard to do at all. i'm going to sprinkle this on here. >> both sides? >> i like to do it on both sides. you betcha. we'll do one here. we're going to rub it in really good. we're going to take some of the brown sugar and give it a nice coat there. >> after the brown sugar, we're going to take them and put them in the oven at 350 for 2 1/2
hours. and if you want to do one in the smoker, it would be indirect in the smoker. >> you can do them in a smoker. just use woodchips and it will give them the nice smoked flavor. >> you put them in and they come out. >> we're going to throw them on the grill for ten minutes. or until they're browned on both sides. and then, they come out looking like this right here. >> that sugar caramelizes. >> the sugar caramelizes. you betcha. >> they're ready to go. >> barbecue sauce. >> very nice. we're going to try that up here. what's this you're making next? >> that's a layered salad. using fresh ingredients. we have a head of iceberg lettuce. we have green bell pepper. we're going to add, now, a layer of celery. and then, a layer of red onions. hunter, you want to add the rest of the ingredients? >> yes, sir. after that comes the mushrooms.
>> all right. >> and then -- >> spread those out there. >> and we're going to add lemon juice. >> lemon. >> and then, the green peas. >> and it's great. fresh peas are in season. >> you betcha. you betcha. what we do next is we would put the mayonnaise on top of this. we have one here. >> that's mayonnaismayonnaise? >> you pull it out of the refrigerator. this is what it looks like. we want to chill it overnight. if you want to help me, we'll add a little bit of cheddar cheese. >> and bacon bits to the top of it. and this baby is ready to go. >> is it bad that i'm pushing the mayonnaise salad on the ribs? >> that's a good move. >> people go in, they get a bit of everything. >> you betcha. >> we have peach cobbler for dessert. you know we have fresh peaches
on our trees? >> how sweet are they when you pull them off the tree? >> extra sweet. they are awesome. >> sweeter than you. >> impossible. >> that's pretty sweet. guys, thank you so much for shareli sharing. for the recipes go to today.com/fo. that's wodha good morning. the steady rain it's out of here put we'll still see a few more light scattered showers this morning and mostly cloudy this afternoon. it combines to keep us in the 60s in philadelphia. 64 in the suburbs. a few light rain showers this morning, dry this afternoon and new jersey, as the showers come to an ends this morning at the shore, you might see late day breaks of sunshine. 60s at the shore and 60s for the lehigh valley. turning dry this afternoon for delaware. have a great day. >> and that is is your latest weather. guys, thanks so much. home for a hero. still ahead, how one veteran and
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brave men and women who have served our nation. but especially on memorial day. >> we wanted to share the story of one special veteran and his family. zach wymer is a decorated war hero. he's served our nation in six deployments. >> since suffering an injury on the battlefield, zach has struggled to feel at home until now. for zach, this is no ordinary memorial day weekend. it's a time to reflect on fallen comrades. >> it's for me, a time to remember the brothers i served with. >> reporter: and a time for coming home. ryner the recipient of three purple hearts, a bronze star and the air force cross has been home for four years. his femur and sigh yciatic serve shattered in afghanistan. it was his sixth deployment and one that almost cost him his
life. >> he did almost die on the helicopter. there was a nurse that held his wound down with her own body so he did not bleed out. >> reporter: zach was air-lifted to germany and then to walter reed. but as is the case with so many soldiers, while rhyner was back in his homeland, he was in a forced military retirement. >> the military was all i knew in my whole adult life. it was hard to make that transition. especially when you deal with having a life-changing injury. >> reporter: each day was a battle, physically and emotionally. the wounds on his shattered leg, paralyzed from the knee down, took more than a year to heel. >> i mean, i contemplated suicide. i was in an incredible amount of pain. >> reporter: helping him through it all, then-girlfriend jillian, who he proposed to from his hospital bed.
>> he said, i don't feel it's fair to you to go through all of this. >> reporter: their marriage helped the healing enormously. and rhyner's decision to go back to school in medical care. >> i would like to get a job working with the v.a. that would be the ultimate goal. >> our community welcomes you to be our newest resident. >> reporter: and the final moment of magic that would make this soldier feel at home again, an organization called helping hero hearn rhyner's story and helped him and his family make a fresh start in a new custom-designed house. >> it's a major problem that these warriors are forgotten about. we want to make sure they are able to not have so much attention on where they live, how they're living. and that they can move forward with whatever game they want to play in life. >> helping a hero provides financial assistance, offsetting the cost of customized houses
for deserving veterans throughout the nation. we were there this month to watch the rhyners receive keys to their home. it was designed for their family and rhyner's needs. the home is equipped with special showers where he will no longer slip. the master bedroom is on the main floor so he will no longer have to struggle with stairs. and there's wider doorways throughout, so if he becomes wheelchair bound, the family is prepared. >> it's not to say that i'm not going to require an amputation or hip replacement down the line. there's potential to end up back in the wheelchair. >> reporter: best of all, the home is representative of the family's new lease on life. >> i feel like this house really symbolizes like the next chapter in trying to move on. injury's always going to be there.
but it gives us a fresh start. >> reporter: this memorial day, says rhyner, feels like home. >> what a great program to be able to give somebody a fresh start, who deserves it. >> not just that. but it means so much to the whole family, too. it is a great organization. and for information about helping a hero and how to find out how to nominate veterans, head to today.com. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00. let's get right to bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. not quite out of the woods with the rain yet. >> clouds are here. they'll stay through the day. a few showers are moving through delaware county right now, just getting ready to move into south philly. heavier downpours in upper bucks county and easton already clearing out of allentown. that line will move off to the northeast, the temperatures will start to climb but not a big warmup with cloudy skies.
warm from the 50s in the 60s this afternoon. even at the shore, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high of 66. >> thank you, bill. let's get a check on the roads. it looks like we got an accident that franchesca ruscio is going to tell us about. >> this is on route 55 northbound side involving an overturn vehicle. it is quite a scene approaching this accident scene, traffic is very slow. we do have some delays. we have red. this indicates very slow traffic. if you're trying to head to your jersey shore it will definitely seek havoc. atlantic city expressway no traffic. >> memorial day events honoring men and women who fought and died are planned across the state today. this morning in philadelphia the seaport museum will hold a wreath laying ceremony at 2:00