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going to chat with the organizers of one of central florida' festivals, zora fest. jason: have a good thursday. see you back here in the morning. don't forgive, don't forget. >> i told you don't ask me that question. >> donald trump takes his feud with fox news directly to bill o'reilly and rejects the fox anchor's request for forgiveness. >> you are taking this much more seriously than i am. >> while trump's rivals take the most of the moment. >> interesting side show, greatest show on earth. this is not a show. this is serious. >> with the iowa caucuses just
sides. new arrests overnight in the standoff in oregon as the leader of the antigovernment occupation tells his followers to go home. top u.s. health officials urging quick reaction against the zika virus. and cheap check? a hockey player slams into an official sending him into the ice. the player claims it was accidental. the league may see things differently. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." it's a thursday morning. do we need an instant replay.
i think that accident might earn him a couple of days off. >> we will have more on that in just a moment. our top story on a thursday morning, the donald trumpless republican debate a day away. so far trump isn't budging. it is add ag new wringal to the already wild race. we have it covered with peter alexander. >> reporter: this will be the venue for tonight's debate with or without donald trump. a source familiar with the situation tells nbc news that fox news ceo reached out to trump through the women in his life trying to see whether his decision to skip the debate is a done deal indonald trump betting he is bigger than fox news.
be in des moines tonight but not at the final gop debate instead touting a special event for veteran veterans. late wednesday trump differented his boycott on fox news. >> they came out with this ridiculous pr statement like drawn up by a child. >> host bill o'reilly all but begged the billionaire to reconsider, appealing to his appetite and christian faith. >> forgive, go forward, answer the questions, look out for the folks. just want you to consider it. >> trump refusing to back down. >> even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we did, i will therefore forget that you asked me that.
>> if gentle donald cannot handle megyn kelly. >> reporter: ted cruz hasn't given up on his dual even naming a time and place. tell >> whether we are in fact concerned or saying what is expedient to get elected. >> reporter: chris christie calling trump's move a mistake. >> i think anytime you get a podium and a microphone and 15 to 20 million people watching in an election campaign you should take it. >> reporter: jeb bush telling reporters i have a $20 bet he shows up. rushing to defense, rush limbaugh. >> he knows he is owning the entire event by not showing up. >> reporter: he praised megyn
debate trump was trying to host going viral. >> do you think you are a better moderator than i am? >> i could never beat you. that would not be close. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> reporter: obviously that relationship has gone soukt th since. our new poll shows trump in first place ahead of ted cruz in iowa by seven points. his lead in new hampshire closer to 20 points. remember no non-incumbent republican president has ever won iowa and new hampshire. >> let's bring in nicole wallace who served as an adviser to the mccain/palin campaign. do you think donald trump has a change of heart and shows up tonight? >> i would say maybe before the
>> if he is not there physically, will he be there as a presence in some sense? >> when you are up as far as he is in the polls you are always going to be there. they are all still running against him. >> isn't the lunacy of this -- donald trump says he is angry over that statement that fox news put out a couple of days ago saying it sounded as it was written by a child and mocked him. this is donald trump, running an entire campaign on mocking people and using childish words like "loser." >> megyn kelly's original sin in the mind of donald trump is she asked him if he was a war against women. what is interesting to me is that donald trump is engaged in
the universal consensus is it is show strength but i think it can show a weakness when women start evaluating him as commander in chief. >> on the fox side, she has been victimized by the words of donald trump over the last six months. how do you think she must feel watching bill o'reilly trying to get donald trump to give them forgiveness? >> probably a twilight zone point in her career. she is tough. i think the fact that fox news stood by her is an important one. i think all women in the work place would hope their work place would stand by them. this is the highest stakes war he has started and i'm not sure if he will win in the end. >> if you love trump you love -- >> and plenty of people do.
petulant and icky. >> the sliver gets bigger should he emerge as the republican party's nominee and have to appeal to a general electort it will have to change the way he combats people he doesn't agree with. he is treating megyn kelly as an enemy combattant because she dared to ask him a question he didn't like. this is a vulnerability, not a strength. >> you said donald trump will be there whether physically or not. doesn't this change the focus to ted cruz? aren't the other candidates on that stage going to level their attacks on him? >> they might but the other campaigns, i checked in with all of them last night, they are barely concealing their enthusiasm for a debate not dominated by questions for trump.
campaign when he stood in defense of new york values at the last campaign. it is a missed opportunity for trump and one the other campaigns are looking forward to. >> thanks very much. nice to see you. >> there is a bit of debate drama on the democratic side, as well. should more be added. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are weighing in as their race in iowa gets closer. andrea mitchell is in des moines this morning. >> reporter: right you are, there is a debate over debate from a democratic side. we'll get to that in a moment. with just four days to go our new poll shows a very tight race on the democratic side here in iowa. now it all depends on whose supporters come out to vote. >> i will work my heart out for you. >> reporter: our new nbc news poll has hillary clinton and bernie sanders virtually tied in iowa. >> you are going to have to fight and that is what this
>> reporter: clinton has a small lead over sanders, 4 48% to 45%. during an interview president obama praised clinton. on wednesday sanders got his own meeting with the president afterwards telling lester holt obama promised to stay neutral. >> indicated it is up to the voters. >> reporter: sanders has a crushing 19 point lead over clinton in new hampshire. the new hampshire union leader and msnbc proposed one more debate, not sanctioned by the democratic party. clinton tells chris matthews she will show up if sanders does. the sanders campaign proposed three more debates saying if the clinton campaign would commit to this schedule we would ask the
>> she is raising money from a philadelphia investment firm. >> reporter: the clinton campaign released this photo showing the candidate meeting with faith leaders before attending the investment house fundraiser. and today clinton is headed back to iowa for the final push before the caucuses. today the washington post editorial board has slammed bernie sanders policy proposal saying they are his own brand of fiction. >> thank you so much. by the way, we are taking the show on the road for the iowa caucuses. we will be live in des moines next monday as voters get set to cast their votes. we have new developments on the occupation of federal wild life refuge in oregon. three new arrests overnight. now the group's leader who was
telling his followers to stand down and go home. nbc's joe friar yer has more. >> reporter: the fbi has set up check points. eight militants have left. the rest were allowed to leave freely which means the armed occupation is quickly shrinking. the anti-government activists are getting a message from their jailed leader ammon bundy. >> to those at the refuge, i love you. let us take the fight from here. >> reporter: the number of militants is dwindling as law enforcement sets up road blocks and check points. >> it is time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. >> reporter: 11 of the group's leaders are behind bars.
federal court each facing a federal charge. they took control of the refuge demanding the release of ranchers convicted of setting fires on federal land. this week the militants were arrested along a rural highway during a violent confrontation of authorities that ended in the death of occupier lavoy finicum. >> they had ample opportunity to leave the refuge. as the fbi and our partners demonstrated actions are not without consequences. >> reporter: investigators offered few details but a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news one vehicle hit a snow bank and finicum emerged with a firearm and was shot and killed. mark mcconnell says he was at the scene and while he didn't see the shooting he was told by a witness that finicum charged police.
circulating saying finicum's hands were in the air. the rancher was remembered in a candle light vigil. this morning it is unclear how many militants remain at the refuge. because of the check points no new members can join and anyone who leaves cannot return. >> thanks. thousands of people who come to rely on their local wal-mart store will have to find somewhere else to shop. closing more than 150 stores. this is going to have a big impact. >> it will be very tough. a lot of places where walmart hires hundreds of people and often small local stores are put out of business. some of those walmarts are closing leaving people unemployed and residents with no place to shop. >> reporter: it is devastating for a lot of people.
grocery and pharmacy around. and in some places closing the store would leave behind a food desert. >> when you don't have the transportation or the means to get to where you need to get to it will hurt. >> reporter: the pain will be widespread. walmart is shutting down 154 stores in 27 states and puerto rico creating food deserts in three states, alabama, arkansas and kansas. >> they are packing up and leaving the town high and dry. >> renee smith's family owned a small grocery store in oriental. walmart came to oriental forcing her to board up her store. now walmart is closing and many residents are bitter. >> they knew they were leaving. it has been within three months. >> reporter: it is a similar story in many towns. in italy, texas where the town's
closing today. >> why go to expense of building a building and then all of a sudden -- >> reporter: a spokesman from walmart said we never want to walk away from the opportunity to serve customers. disappointment. >> i don't like it at all. it makes it inconvenient. i love this store. >> walmart says it is committed to opening 300 stores in the so-called food desert areas and exceeded that goal but that won't do much for people in the towns where they are closing up shops and leaving. >> thank you. the michigan legislature poised to approve an emergency spending bill today aimed at getting the lead out of flint's drinking water. rachel mad ow hosted a town hall.
starting in april water from the flint river corroded the pipe. flint is no longer using the river water but the mayor says no time table on when the pipes will be replaced. >> our trust has been broken in the city of flint. because that happened, if we don't get new pipes people are not going to trust that. >> michigan's governor rick snyder admitted he has no plans to replace the pipes saying it isn't on his short term agenda. a u.n. panel is reportedly recommending rechargeable lithium patries be banned as cargo concerned they can create fires. experts believe at least three cargo planes have been destroyed by lithiumi ion batteries.
everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. back to the video that we showed you, a defenseman for the flames is apologizing for knocking down an official during last night's game. dennis weidman was skating towards the bench. unintentional. he said he didn't see the official until the last second and couldn't avoid him. he said he apologized to henderson and was not penalized during the game. the nhl will be reviewing the incident. >> i'm suspicious. florida getting hit with pretty strong storms. yesterday reports of an ef-1 tornado. we had six inches of rain fall and we have the same setup today.
naples bringing in the stream of moisture. this is finally going to be on the move later today. in the meantime a chance of more severe storms today. some could produce damaging wind gusts and torrential down pours. tomorrow we will start to see some improvement. another two to three possibly four inches of rain is possible within some of the heavier down pours especially into the afternoon. we have lake effect snow starting to develop through michigan and western new york and pennsylvania, ohio seeing some of that. northeast still continuing with lots of melting and middle of the country nice and we're the hottest young company around but if we want to keep the soda pop flowing we need fresh ideas! >>got it. we slow, we die. no! i'm trying to build something here. >>how about using fedex ground for shipping? >>i don't need some kid telling me how to run a business! i've been doing this for 4 long months. >>fedex ground can help us save money and deliver fast to our customers. not bad, kid. you remind me of a younger me. >>aiden! the dog is eating your retainer again.
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>> this is a wes two news update. -- wesh 2 news update. brett: overnight, six people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator was left running inside a condo. this happened off vineland road. jazmin: annex -- an ex -sheriff' s deputy is indicted. five former deputies kicking and punching a suspect back in 2014 after he appeared to surrender. ted: we have a crash on i-4 westbound near kirkman. on your screen is a crash on i-4 westbound. right around the area of the st. johns river bridge. if you are traveling westbound from saxon to the st. johns river, you are going to be
southbound onto obt, the rent has a left lane blocked. crash on poinciana boulevard near reeves. amy: more rain again this morning. not as much as yesterday but this area of low pressure is nearby and it has been sending rain into central florida over the last hour. you can see a shot to the south. you are not dealing with the rain yet but it will be spilling in and starting to grow and build here over the next couple of hours. northern brevard, we have got these showers that are going to roll quickly through. we will continue to get rain, if you love from time to time. in the afternoon and evening, more rain pours back in. we will have those higher rain amounts again today like we did yesterday. through the day, we are clearing out and getting drier.
>> here is what it is. >> you taking it much more seriously than i am. you are depriving the people of to see you in. >> no i'm not. >> trump plans to host a rally a few miles away from the debate site and says it will raise money for wounded veterans. with four days until the caucuses we have new nbc news results. on the democratic side hillary clinton holds a slim three point lead over bernie sanders. and ammon bundy the leader of the occupation movement in oregon is urging followers to go home. another follower was shot and killed in a confrontation with police. more on the bizarre case of an illinois police officer who took his own life but staged it
it is back in the news. >> investigation revealed lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz had been -- >> the latest twist in a bizarre story that baffled investigators since last year. a grand jury in illinois indicting melodie gliniewicz, the wife of joseph gliniewicz, a northern illinois police officer who killed himself after embezzling from a youth program on charges of money laundering. investigators found that money was used for personal expenses including a trip to hawaii and more than 400 charges at restaurants. the death of gliniewicz last september captured the country's attention. gliniewicz was on call when he
three suspects on foot. >> i meant out near the old concrete plant checking out two male whites. >> gliniewicz was later found with a fatal gunshot wound. his death sparked a large scale manhunt. police scouring the region and was publically mourned at a hero's funeral. melodie telling the program how her husband's death affected her. >> all i wanted was one more kiss, one more hug, one more chance to hear his boisterous laughter. and i'll never have that again. >> last november police made a stunning announcement. gliniewicz had actually staged
stealing money from a program with children. >> melodie gliniewicz turned herself in after the grand jury indicted her on six counts all felonies. melodie gliniewicz posted a $50,000 bond. she was released. her attorneys released a statement saying considering her cooperation with law enforcement she is devastated by the decision to bring charges against her. she is a victim of her husband's secret actions and looks forward to her day in court to show the world her innocence. she is due back in court next month. let's get a check of the weather. >> and we are seeing a train of storms continuing to make their way on shore. we have a lot of rain from western washington state along the west of oregon. this storm going to move in and then a second one is on the heels of it. we will see more mountain snow
that is today. as we go into tomorrow afternoon we see this next storm system make its way on shore. this is going to produce heavy rain across northern california. snow pack. rainfall amounts could be as much as five inches. we could see brief flash flooding. we are looking at perhaps as much as a foot of snow in park city, utah. in the sierra we could see up to three feet of snow. we are continuing to build up the snow pack. that is the good story out there. we have lake effect snow in and around the great lakes. the chance of stronger storms and through the plains. amy: good morning central florida, i aim amy sweezey. we have a lot of clouds today
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give extra. get extra. we're back now. 7:40. donald trump's bigger battle with fox news is only the latest of high profile feuds that he found himself in. willie is here with that. >> it has been unpredictable presidential campaign. throughout trump's four decades in the spot light he has proven to be a man who loves a good fight. he is the republican front runner whose currency is controversy. >> i have been very nice to you although i could probably not be based on the way you treated me. >> reporter: trump's war against megyn kelly is the latest. going back to the '80s when he
on twitter blasting co-founder now the editor of vanity fair as a total loser. as a reality tv star trump battled with roez o'donnell. >> this man is like one of those salesman on little house on the prairie. >> she will say anything that comes from her unattractive mouth. i look forward to suing her. >> reporter: that feud is still going strong. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> only rosie o'donnell. >> reporter: he sparred with
short-lived performance on the apprentice. >> fantastic for him. built him a platform. >> reporter: trump's biggest feud of all, with the man he wants to replace in the white house. in 2011 trump pushed the conspiracy theory that president obama was not born in the u.s. >> i would love him to come out with a birth certificate. >> reporter: the president did just that releasing his original birth certificate sdplmpt with i was born in hawaii. >> reporter: turning the tables while trump sat stone faced in the audience. >> no one is happier and prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can finally get back to focussing on the issues that matter like did we
what really happened in roswell? and where are biggy and tu-pac. >> all good questions. as for the feud at hand, the way it has gone with donald and fox in the past is they had a public fight and made up for it behind closed doors and everybody wins. it remains to be seen if they make up in time for him to show up. he says he won't. >> through everyone of these battles and feuds we give him tons of air time. he knows how to play the media. coming up, do you feel the need? the need for "top gun 2." >> i love that movie.
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before the show starts? >> tick tacks. >> is your jeans size smaller than mine? >> maybe. what do we do before the show in the studio almost every morning before we go on the air? >> listen to our favorite songs. yours are from the '70s. or the horse with no name. >> i hate that song sblmpt de. very good. >> the tweets coming out. watching the two people i start my day with and the guy i end my day with. our plaza producer, alex the guy behind the bar showing spirit fingers. there he is. in action and before the show ended i guess you guys were all in on it. there you have it. good morning.
>> not what he calls alex. we are not going to repeat it. alex had the best time of any of us. >> every time the camera went to him -- >> you guys made my dream come true. thank you so much. let's do my thing. >> tamron, thank you very much. just ahead, the app that will do the complaining for you. and the emergency meeting being called to deal with zika as we separate fact from fiction. first on a thursday morning your local news and weather. my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip to the grocery store anything but simple. so finally, i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults saw 75% skin clearance.
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ted: on i-4 westbound, be prepared for slow count -- slow traffic. on i-4 westbound in the area of dirksen, you can see from the camera a solid gridlock. multiple vehicles blocked. -- 408 southbound to obt, left lane blocked. approaching the airport toll plaza, things gridlock all the way to the toll plaza. 408 westbound, all the way to i-4, be prepared for that. still dealing with delays at poinciana boulevard. amy: rain is continuing to fill in from the gulf of mexico. area of low pressure in the gulf -- all this rain will be rolling through here today. we will get waves of it again like yesterday. lots of clouds.
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>> martha stewart is going to be here. she will show the brides to be how to put a modern twist on those classic wedding traditions and because it is throwback thursday we have a peek at some of our wedding days, as well. a check of the top stories. >> donald trump says he is standing by his boycott of tonight's republican debate. the final gop show down before monday's iowa caucuses. peter alexander is in des moines. >> reporter: donald trump does not appear to be budging. this sets up a rare split scene moment where trump is hosting what he is touting to be a special event benefitting veterans organizations. the rest of the republicans here on stage debating. the fox news ceo has reached out to trump through the women in his life to see if trump's
on fox news last night trump was on with bill o'reilly who all but pleaded with trump to reconsider. the rest of the republicans have been attacking the front runner saying the decision is a mistake and calling the whole thing a side show. here are the standings. our new poll out just this morning shows donald trump has catapulted back in front of ted cruz up seven points holding on a slim margin over evangelicals. his event is just eight minutes away. >> will be very interesting to watch. thanks. police overnight arrested three more of the anti-government activists involved in the occupation of federal wild life refuge in oregon. spokesman lavoy finicum was shot and killed tuesday in
fbi. the leader ammon bundy is urging the remaining occupiers to stand down and go home. walmart is shutting down stores today in 27 states. the closings have impact beyond lost jobs. now in alabama, arkansas and kansas walmart's departure will create so-called food deserts, area wheres no grocery stores are within ten miles. walmart says it shares the community's disappointment about the difficult decision. the world health organization called an emergency meeting for monday to decide if the zika outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. the virus is spreading explosively and linked to birth defects and neurological problems. the last global health emergency was over the ebola outbreak in 2014. savannah has more on this coming
a trucker is sharing a photo captured every day heroes in action. he was driving near pittsburgh when he saw a truck that skidded to a guard rail teetering on the edge of the highway. within minutes good samaritans formed this human chain to remove the driver. he said he recorded the scene because the display of humanity brought him to tears. a 99-year-old florida woman thought she was having a nightmare when she woke up to find a kinkachou asleep on her chest. the pet is used to snuggling up in bed with the owner. guess he got a little confused. purdue basketball star a.j. hammond doesn't need both hands
he lost his shoe on wednesday night. what did he do? >> he carried it down the court managing to grab a key rebound with the other hand. they went on to win by slim four-point margin. deserves an extra point for that. thank you so much. now to more on the alarming concerns over zika. word of emergency meeting by the world health organization one day after president obama called for swifter action against the virus. we heard the world health organization say the threat is explosive. seems like alarm bells are ringing everywhere. >> in reality this has been brewing for some time. this mosquito borne virus that had the first start in the 1940s and made a slow and quicker migration from africa to asia to the pan american area.
really that this link to small brain and significant impact on newborns is so powerful and so concerning that i think it's lending credence to this concern right now. >> absolutely. let's get to some of the myths and fact and fiction. how is it transmitted? >> it is transmitted not from person to person but rather through a mosquito bite. an infected person when the virus is circulating in their blood has to get bitten by a mosquito that acts as a vector that infects somebody else. there are case reports of suspicion that there might be some person to person contact through sexual contact. the main mode of transmission is the mosquito bite. >> one thing people believe is that all women of child bearing age are at risk. >> the way we understand it right now is if you have been
couple days up to a week. after that period of time you are no longer able to transmit to a child. i think the recommendation for most of us is if you are traveling to a country like this and you are a woman planning to become pregnant after you return you should wait at least a week or a few weeks to ensure that an asymptomatic infection has not occurred. >> sexual contact, this is saying -- >> there are at least two that we are aware of where there might have been transmission via sexual contact and there is also reports that the viral can be found in urine and saliva as well as semen. the main mode of transmission is via mosquito bite. >> are these mosquitos already here in the u.s.?
here as of today we have not had any locally-acquired infections. that means that the mosquito is in the united states particularly in the gulf coast, southeast area as well as southern california. none of the mosquitos here to our knowledge have been infected with the zika virus. travelers who are bitten can transmit the virus to other spread. >> the type of mosquitos that could carry it are here but we don't have mosquitos shown to have the virus right now. men, we hear a lot about women, should men be concerned? >> the main concern is just transmission if they get infected they can transmit. there was a news story about the
an illness which could be treated. in that regard it is a concern but remember that the vast majority of people infected with zika virus are asymptom attic and it is usually joint pain, fever. coming up next a new body for barbie? the radical changes coming to the iconic toy. maverick ready to fly again. and what would it take for you to give up your smart phone? one woman's wakeup call. the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases. earn once when you buy, and again as you pay. that's cash back now, and cash back again later. it's cash back d\j vu. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and
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petite and tall form. customers have the option to buy a barbie similar to their bodies. matel hopes to more closely reflect the young world. >> barbie sales has been hurting so this is a necessary move. >> this is something that barbie is this unrealistic -- >> american girl doll you can buy your likeness as close as you can. >> i wonder if you put the dolls in front of young girls which would they go for? you know they have done experiments in the past which does the child go for. would a 7-year-old go for the curvy barbie or marketed for the adults to buy for them. >> and what happens with ken? >> couch potato ken. we have all had bad
do you take the time to complain to the airline? >> i say i'm going to? >> i have passively aggressively tweeted. a new app does your complaining for you. it is called service. you tell them what your complaint is against a business and an employee from service reads through it. if they think you are justified they are going to take on the business for you. once you filed your complaint you can hang tight to see how things shake out. if the employee for service doesn't think you are in the right they are just going to empathize with you and offer you a little emotional support. they say most complaints are filed for airlines. for now the app is free. >> what is it in for them? >> maybe they hope it catches on and can charge for the service. >> a bunch of people who like
can you imagine working there? all day long. >> that's terrible that that happened to you. >> on your resume, professional empathizer. you think the stores have the most lenient return policies get the most returns? makes sense? >> sounds logical. >> a study from the university of texas found that the more lenient a store's policy was on returns the less likely customers were to return the items. the researchers think this is due to what they call the endowment effect, a theory that the longer we possess something the more value we place on it. so even if we don't wear the it. for me i think it is laziness. >> some people are embarrassed to return things.
more used to it i got. an up and coming pga golfer pokes fun at the pga tour. first this is thomas peters. this is the before picture. this is the after. this is the one that the pga uses as his official head shot. here is the picture thomas peters submitted. the pga tour airbrushed his hair. exactly what nbc has done with me for years. this explains it. i have a lot more hair than you see on the air. he tweeted this. guess the pga tour doesn't like my curly hair so they gave me a photoshopped hair cut. the pga claimed they do doctor photos if needed and agree this is -- by the way, we regret the
disrespect to thomas. we think he has a great head of head. >> #wherearemycurls. let's get to it. happy news first. tyra banks and her boyfriend are now new parents. the couple welcomed a new baby boy. on wednesday night tyra posted this picture saying the best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here as we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us. we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. instant reaction on social media to that. people were so happy to her. another post been rumored that a sequel to "top gun" has been in works starring tom cruise.
jump back into the cockpit. now that jump might be the case. producer tweeted this photo saying just got back from a weekend in new orleans to see my old friend tom cruise and discuss a little "top gun 2." hopefully things take off. get your aviator jackets, the hat, eye glasses. >> that movie was life changing. >> how many times do you think you have seen it? >> at least 30. >> i have never seen the whole thing? >> what? >> homework assignment. >> if you want to know what happens? >> there is stuff for men, women, everything.
>> you remember the band berlin? the love scene is by berlin. >> i didn't know that. one of hollywood's favorite couples dax shepherd and kristin bell with a home made video online. since nobody really wants to see the album of your vacation photos, introducing the vacation music video africa. nothing 100 men or more could never do i felt the rain down in africa take the time to do the things
we are still fighting over music. >> thank you. more of our special series, today's digital divide. this morning impact on the relationships. >> recent survey found people check their phones up to 150 times a day. how long do you think you could last without your smart phone? meet one woman who dared to do the unthinkable. >> kind of looking at it routinely, every second. i don't have it dinging necessarily, but i'm looking at it constantly, updating it, checking it. >> a freelance writer and mother of two from brooklyn, new york says her cell phone was consuming her. >> if i took a run i would stop and take pictures and put them on facebook and stop again to see if anybody liked it on facebook. >> reporter: when she lost her
you gave up your phone? are you crazy? >> at first i thought oh, no. then i thought i don't have to deal with my phone. what if i just gave it up? >> reporter: a move many would never consider. in a recently survey nearly half owners said the phone was something they couldn't live without. >> i think the technology is affecting every aspect of who we are. >> reporter: author of reclaiming conversation is a leading researcher on impact of technology in our lives and she is giving all of us a wakeup call. her research shows we communicate but are afraid of face-to-face confrontation. we text more than talk. the result even though we are constantly communicating we are barely connecting. >> face-to-face conversation. empathy is born, these are the skills that allow us to deeply
you can't just skip that. >> what have you learned and observed about how we are relating to each other when technology is at the table? >> you are saying your attention is potentially elsewhere. you're a vibration away from going there and it is a real possibility you will go there. >> harmful when kids can't handle being bored. calling to you. this is really the flowering of children's imagination. and we said don't bother with that, here is a screen. >> that screen which can cause so much controversy can help many of us do our jobs. my mornings can look like this. or this. and like so many other working parents i am truly thankful for technology in moments like this. and that is one of the main struggles she faced when she tried to give up the cell phone.
she was in the house on the home phone. that was hard to get in touch with her. >> reporter: her friends resorted to extreme measures. >> i didn't know she had a house phone number. i had her on cell phone. i ended up knocking on her door. i had to ring her bell to get her. >> reporter: so the experiment came to an end after just two weeks. >> not going to go back to no technology. i don't think that is the answer which i'm working harder to just go places and not take it with me now. and understanding if i don't get back to you within two seconds that is okay. the world will still spin around on its axis. >> i learned so much. the researcher from m.i.t. said having a phone on the table decreases our empathy, our ability to connect. just the specter of having it there has an effect. >> i usually check mine out of boredom.
announcer: local, live, latebreaking, this is a wesh 2 news update. jazmin: good morning, everyone. i' m jazmin walker. brett: and i' m brett connolly. it' s 8:26 a.m. what rows are impacting the commute. ted: westbound, getting to the airport toll plaza area, add-on extra time because the 417 until after the toll plaza, it is slow. usual slowdowns into downtown orlando. 417 hitting the brakes from oviedo to state road 50. obt southbound near silver star -- a crash blocking the line. amy: it is another cloudy, rainy start in central florida. much like yesterday. we are dealing with rain and much of the area. an area will bring us this
thunderstorms this afternoon. to the north, a few sprinkles. a lot of clouds and plenty of moisture. polk county, osceola county, seen these showers. through northern brevard, seminole, orange, we see showers as well moving to the east. temperatures are in the lower-60' s. rain will continue to roll through this morning.
this plaza this morning. coming up, the new app that can turn life's daily annoyances into a thing of the past. do you know anyone planning a wedding? grab them because martha stewart is here sharing knowledge about pulling off the ultimate day. >> she looks beautiful today. we saw her walk in. she looks like she is ready for a wedding. and from casserole week we have one dish that you can make small tweaks to and serve it morning, noon and night. you have a run for your money, the most fashionable kid. >> i love that hat. what is his name? >> carson cody from texas. >> sharp dressed man. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> the snow is all but melted away here in new york city unless the plaza is plowed well. temperatures are warming up
it will be unseasonbly mild. the snow continues to melt away. temperatures running five to ten degrees above average. later this week we have a couple of chilly days. cleveland high of 26. down south temperatures should get back into the mid 70s. 60s in atlanta after only in the 50s on friday. northeast looking for temperatures in buffalo about 26 degrees tomorrow. we are going to see temps back into the mid to upper 40s. boston close to 50 on sunday. washington, d.c. should be close to 50. we will see things warm up and then settle into closer to amy: good morning central florida, i aim amy sweezey. we have a lot of clouds today
>> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. how often do you go to a store? recent statistics show nearly half of all u.s. households have amazon prime as a membership. we have become an on demand society where everything is just a click or two away. if you want it there is probably an app for that. olivia sterns is here with a few you should try. which came first the chicken or the egg? did we demand things quickly or did companies decide to give us things quickly? >> amazon changed our expectations. with amazon prime we expect free shipping fast and increasingly
we want everything solved with one click of an app. >> it effects every portion of our lives. let's talk about laundry. tide has been experimenting. >> personally i live in the city and have outsourced nearly every hassle in my life. i'm sure you remember putting your jeans in the hamper and walk down the street carrying your tide and maybe bring a bad of quarters. a new service called spin. they are going to pick up your laundry within 24 hours and wash and return it. an attempt to go from consumer products into services. >> before you say that is revolutionary they may be a little behind the curve. >> the number one on demand laundry service is called washo.
>> you can get a suit cleaned for $12. let's talk about shipping packages. a huge concern for a lot of people. you like this app. >> shipp takes away the confusion out of online returns. say you get something online and take it out of the box you have no idea what to do. all you do is take a picture of what you want to ship and they pick it up at your door within 20 minutes. >> you don't have to have a box. >> you don't have to have tape or cut your fingers trying to close up the box. all you do is hand it over to the person at shyp. they will check with all the major carriers to decide what is the cheapest rate for you. i have shipped laundry ahead of a trip. >> they charge $5. parking spots. huge issue here in new york. talk about this spot hero.
all of us who drive around big cities you can waste hours looking for a spot. just on your app you can browse for parking spots nearby. you can find the closest lot or garage. it lets you reserve the spot. >> you get a discount? >> you can compare prices. you don't get a discount. it gives you directions and then you can get in and out of the lot by flashing the app. >> tell me about get magic. it is a number you text. >> it is a magic man. within two minutes you get a response anything done you want. flowers. >> anything that is legal. >> very important. these are fantastic. thank you very much. just ahead something old, something new. martha stewart walks you through popular wedding trends then and now. also, protecting your
we are back with more of our start today. we are helping you hit the start button on new year's resolution. today financial editor taught you how to earn more, spend less and invest the money you save. we are bringing it all together to protect your financial future. >> what we are going to talk about today is something people don't love thinking about. these are financial emergencies and challenges that can change your life. >> no question. we are talking about things like illness, like death, like a hurricane or a flood. they can change your life in an instant and most people are not prepared. >> let's talk about too stressed.
expensive which is a myth. >> i'm going to show you how to do the whole thing with your tax refund. >> first line of defense is to do what? >> have an emergency cushion. we talked about this before. we usually put them in the category of savings. in fact, they are your protection against any small emergency that might become a big emergency. the average tax refund is $3,000. that is a basic cushion there. >> what is your equation? how much you make a year how much cushion. i would love everybody to have three to six months worth of living expenses. if you can put $2,000 away i'm a happy girl. >> insurance, second line of defense. >> we need health insurance. health insurance is something you have to have now mandated by law. not having health insurance causes more bankruptcies every
it is a lot less expensive than people think. 80% of people qualify for subsidies. >> life insurance, who needs it? it is expensive. >> it is not as expensive as people think. if you have anybody depending on your income or your services which mean stay at home parents need it, too. you need life insurance. if you are single nobody is depending on you you don't. you want to look at a 20 year level term policy much cheaper than whole life to figure out how much you need use a calculator. i have one on my website. it is free and easy. use this rule of thumb. eight times your income a pretty good ballpark. >> a couple of other kinds of insurance, disability insurance, renter's insurance. >> disability is particularly
best way to get it through your employer. renter's insurance is dirt cheap and if you rent a place to live you absolutely need it. >> nobody likes talking about this one. it's important that you have a will. how easy is it to draft a will? >> it is so easy with online tools and super inexpensive. legalzoom.com you can do your own will for only under $50. if you want to go the lawyer root hire one for $500 or more. >> they put it in the safety deposit box and don't look at it and it is out of date. >> life changes. use your tax refund. do all the things we talked about with that tax refund. if you can't replace something
20 years ago it was much more traditional. now it is getting easier and easier to be yourself. >> be yourself. sometimes with those kinds of classics let's show the classic bride. we have a picture of the typical. that is a beautiful gown. >> wonderful sort of covered up dress with a bouffant skirt. very traditional, usually a veil. >> another classic bride, i think. >> that is me. >> that's martha stewart. >> that is a home made dress. i made my dress with my mother. >> only you could make such a beautiful dress. our first model. this is kate. she is wearing a stunning gown. this is a trend, the mermaid gown. >> it shows off her amazing figure and hugs her torso. the skirt below the knees which is fun for dancing.
>> her actual wedding dress. >> let's bring out katrina who is very -- >> christina sgrmpt had she is my niece. and she just got married at my farm. her wedding featured in a magazine. she has this amazing dress. there is an illusion above her. >> you always want an exciting back because during the sermoan en ceremony that is what people see. >> the derier is important in fashion. bridesmaids dresses we have classics to show on our screen. the brides made dress used to be
>> this is a typical assemblage of the same dress. not all girls have the same body. now the trend is changing the color, a beautiful offwhite and letter the brides choose in that tonal pattern a dress to fit them. i think it is really pretty. >> and short bridesmaids dresses, too. let's talk about flowers. there is the short look. >> that is short and pretty. on flowers the classic this is one of your magazines from way back which show classic flowers. >> beautiful bouquet on the first cover of the magazine. this is a modern rendition of that. like 100 roses here but easy to carry. stems exposed. that is such a pretty.
if you are more of an outdoor nature girl you could have a variety of beautiful flowers. >> i love that pop of color. >> with sweet peas i just love this. >> i love this flowers because it has a black middle. it is like a punk rock flower. >> a little bit of silver. ooeng it is very gorgeous. >> we have 30 seconds. talk about cakes. >> the traditional cake is this one which is just the classic tiered cake. you can embellish it with fresh flowers. this is a good budget cake because it is not so heavily embossed with beauty. you can do a macaroon like this. i love this one. these sugar decorations start to bring the price up but so
:518:51. this week all about comfort food classics. we are talking about casseroles. she has a delicious one dish recipe that you can make for breakfast or dinner. that is the greatest thing you have done because we love breakfast casseroles here. >> getting your core ingredients that you can swap out and take it from day to night. >> let's talk about the morning recipes. here are ingredients. >> we are using hot italian sausage because who doesn't like it hot? we have sweet bell peppers and onions. pretty much everything else are staples that you find easily. >> you start by browning the sausage. >> take it out of casing and crumble it up and cook it until there is no pink left. it takes about eight to ten minutes. then we add in all of our great ingredients. look at these colors.
absolutely then we put it all back into the same pan. we really want these great flavors to fuse together. we have our onion. all of these colors are looking great. then fresh spinach. we are going to season it with salt and pepper. you are going to want to cook this down for about four minutes until the vegetables become tender. then you add in your spinach. you want to cook out the moisture. >> then it gets too soupy. >> we have our beautiful sausage. >> the spinach basically disappears in there. >> now we sprinkle in half of the cheese. you just can't get better than this. >> we are using cheddar cheese. the thing i love about casseroles is you can make so many different. you can use chicken sausage or turkey sausage.
we put in a little milk to make it nice and fluffy. >> let's look down stairs. we have our tasters digging in. which are you trying first? >> we are serving ourselves. >> i'm trying to school her on "top gun" right now. >> we are going to take this and put it in the oven. i will help you. there you go. how long? >> put that right in the oven at 325 for 45 minutes. >> when that comes out let me show what it looks like. it looks like this. you serve it for breakfast with something on the side. you are going to take those ingredients and swap them out to make a dinner casserole. what is the big change? >> when we are buying ingredients you have to buy in bulk. why let things go to waste. we want two different uses. we use the same techniques used for the breakfast casserole. we browned the sausage and drained out the fat. we add in our peppers, garlic,
we are going to let that all cook down. then we can swap over here to the ones that are already done. >> you have added tomatoes. >> now we add in fire roasted tomatoes, some fresh maur narra sauce. then we have rigatoni. >> she has done cooking. >> we add this in. we mix it all together. >> you are going to layer it here. >> lay it down perfect. and then we bake it and look at how beautiful that turns out. >> here is the finished product. two casseroles, very similar ingredients, one for breakfast and one for dinner. >> finish it off with fresh -- >> how is it? >> really good. >> mix them both together. >> mixed them both? >> one bite of each at the same time. breakfast and dinner in one.
ted: we are seeing slow spots. orlando. east and west by the colonial drive very slow. on the left side of your screen, the 417 northbound. the ramp to curry road for -- curry ford road. westbound on the right between out of seminole county. 417 southbound through seminole county, just north of oviedo all the way down to the university toll plaza, you will be hitting the brakes. a crash on obt near silverstar. amy: amy: it is gray and rainy in central florida again this morning. we have this area of low pressure that will be rolling across central florida today and continue to bring that rain in. most of the rain at this point is south of the i-4 corridor. a couple of small, spotty sprinkles. the heavier rain overthrew boulevard and orange and seminal. we are zynga showers. the yellow color means we