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good morning. the hot seat. hillary clinton on capitol hill this morning for the long-awaited hearing on the terror attacks in benghazi. will there be fireworks again? >> what difference, at this point, does it make? >> will there be new evidence revealed today in the case that has polarized so many? confession. the suspect in the road rage killing of a 4-year-old girl in custody and admitting to the crime. the tip that led to his arrest. busted. mexican authorities arrest six people accused of helping el chapo escape.
authorities closer to their man? and clean sweep. >> they haven't been to the world series since 2000, and the mets are on their way back. >> the mets beat the cubs to advance to the world series for the first time in 15 years. >> giving new shine to the big apple. but there's no joy in cubville 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lawyer lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i was on a half second delay because of what's happening in new york city. everybody is excited about the mets. >> tale of two cities. new york happy. the mets going back to the world series. not good morning for chicago.
the cubs get swept. >> why can't everyone win? no ties in baseball. >> no crying in baseball either. >> may have been tears in chicago. let's go to the top story. one day after the vice president said he is not running, hillary clinton now set to testify before the house select committee on benghazi. this stems from september 11th, 2012, was the mission in benghazi, libya, was attacked. four americans were killed, and many have been questioning if the attack could have been prevented. >> a state department independent investigation into benghazi found systemic failures, leadership and management deficiencies at the state department. clinton echoed that report, acknowledging a systemic break down. andrea mitchell has more on that and the political ramifications. good morning. >> good morning to you. with our new poll showing 44% of
americans are not yet satisfied with hillary clinton's answers about benghazi, today is, indeed, her best chance to change all of that. republicans who, themselves, in recent weeks, have hurt the credibility. >> reporter: hillary clinton will be on the hot seat today after spending a week in her washington home in a war room with her husband and top advisers. she's had tough questions on benghazi before, including this iconic moment. >> what difference, at this point, does it make? >> reporter: clinton's game plan this time, not to lose her cool. >> don't play the game. be above the fray and, you know, you'll be fine. >> reporter: house republicans point out if not for their investigation, no one would have discovered clinton was using a private e-mail server. >> they're going to try to wear her down. it looks like this hearing that was going to last for two or four hours, they're talking about six, eight or ten hours.
up, as she showed in her town hall with sasavannah. >> this was set up for making a partisan political issue out of the death of four americans. i would never have done that. >> reporter: what happened before, during and after the attack, now about to be portrayed in a new movie coming out in january, with a storyline clinton allies argue is not factually correct. clinton is facing an ad that aired four times during the debate. despite criticism by the families of those killed in the attacks. the mother of one of the victims wants answers from her today. >> how come she let my son be killed? she knew this was happening. >> her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: it's republicans led by kevin mcar carthy who helped clinton, by acknowledging the politics of it all.
>> the stakes are high today for hillary clinton and her campaign for the presidency and also for the republicans who have, so far, spent $4 million over 17 months, and have yet to call another top national security official during benghazi, other than hillary clinton. >> andrea mitchell, thank you very much. despite what you said, the high stakes at the benghazi hearing today, hillary clinton has one less thing to worry about. vice president joe biden is not going to challenge her for the democratic nomination for president. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on what was going on behind the vice president's decision, if you can. >> extraordinary day at the white house. after more than 80 days of indy indecision by vice president biden, the time was gone. his son had died in may, which was pivotal, but for biden, bowing out doesn't mean staying quiet. >> reporter: joe biden is waking
up to the reality his lifelong goal of becoming president isn't going to happen now. >> i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: it was a difficult decision for the vice president, as recently as monday, his advisers were convinced a 2016 campaign was a go. instead, they and even the president, who served as a sounding board for biden, for left guessing until the final hours. with one of the biggest questions of the race settled, hillary clinton has the most to gain. polls show her lead over bernie sanders increasing without biden in the race. clinton called biden after the announcement and tweeted he's a good friend and a great man. sanders also weighed? >> joe biden is a man who has devoted his entire life to public service and to the well-being of working families and the middle class. >> reporter: so did republicans. >> i thought he would have been a competitive candidate in the
>> he did the smart thing because, frankly, i don't know that he would have won. he wouldn't have gotten the nomination. i don't think he probably would have. frankly, i really want to run against hillary. i really do. >> reporter: biden, who has run for president twice before, at times, sounded like a candidate during wednesday's announcement, seeming to take aim at hillary clinton, who recently called republicans her enemies. >> they're not our enemies. for the sake of the country, we have to work together. >> reporter: and he made it clear in the months ahead, he will not sit on the sidelines. >> i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation. >> sources familiar with biden tell me an important moment for the vice president was the democratic debate, when clinton, who had been wounded, delivered a dominant performance. her poll numbers went up, and his started to drop. it was hard to see a path to victory at that point. >> kristen, thanks.
stick around. >> we'll bring chuck todd into this conversation. let's start with benghazi. that's the news we expect today. hillary clinton has done a fairly good job of trying to disqualify this panel. some would argue they disqualified themselves. would you expect her to kind of call them out on that directly today? >> i'll be curious to see how aggressive she is on that front. i think that that is actually a riskier strategy. if she -- you could argue, they did the politicize ing. they acknowledged it with kevin mccarthy, let them live with it. if she doesn't take this seriously, if she's too political herself, she's not going to help herself with the narrow slice of voters that might actually be persuaded by what happens today. >> the tone is hard, and she hasn't always gotten the tone right. she got criticized for making jokes about the scandal. i would imagine, there are going to be testy moments. >> there are. i think there's two tough things
number one is, for 15 years, the state department was told it had to improve embassy security. 15 years. this is four secretaries of state. she, along with three other secretaries of state, didn't do that. second, is this about libya and the decision to go into libya? that's where she has no good answers. if they focus on e-mails, if play focus on the benghazi attack itself, that's where republicans can fall into a trap and clinton can feel comfortable. >> savannah and i were talking. it was bizarre yesterday in the rose garden. i'm not running but here's what i would say if i am. i'm not running but i'll take swipes at the front runner who, by the way, i'm not ready to endorse endorse. what was your feeling about that? >> it was almost as if he was delivering the speech he would have delivered if he had announced. i think it underscores how conflicted he was throughout the entire process. this is someone who always wanted to be president.
i think when he looked at the numbers, when he looked at the big picture, he realized it was a narrow path. in order to win the nomination, he would have had to have gone after hillary clinton. he would have had to have gone for the nug jugular. that's not what he wanted to do. >> someone who said biden would look lik a candidate the second before he got out of the race, it was true. >> he regrets not getting in before the debate. that was not a speech of a man who decided not to run for president. that was a speech by a man who said, i want to be president but i can't figure out how to run. >> can i ask about paul ryan? he doesn't have the endorsement of the freedom caucus, the hard liners in the house -- >> but he has the votes. >> right. is he likely to be speak center. >> he said, i won't do immigration while president obama is president. that might have been enough. >> thanks, guys.
republican front runner donald trump will join us live monday morning from new hampshire for a live town hall meeting with voters. join can conversation. send us a question using #trump today. to a major development in the road rage case that left a 4-year-old new mexico girl dead. authorities arrested a man and charged him with murder. miguel is following the story from albuquerque. good morning. >> good morning. tony torez was a retorrez was arrested after confessing to the shooting. there were multiple leads that led them to the suspect, a murder motivated by road rage. >> reporter: the news came with this tweet. tony torrez charged with the murder of lily garcia, less than 48 hours after her death. >> the albuquerque police department detectives took into
who confessed to the murder, of little lily gar ttle lilly garcia. >> reporter: lilly was shot in a fit of road rage. she was riding in this pickup truck with her father and brother after school, when road rage led torrez to fire at the truck while driving on the highway. >> the father recognizing that he did, in fact, hear shots, saw that his daughter was bleeding, pulled to the edge of the road and tried to administer first aid. >> reporter: the only one hit by the gunfire, lilly died at the hospital. 66% of traffic deaths are caused by aggressive driving. 37% involve a firearm. lilly's family, thankful for the support pouring in on social need ya
immediate media and online. her mother writing, your help, comfort and compassion during this difficult time is greatly proesht appreciated. her father, she was the light of my life and showed me how to truly love. a family grateful as they grieve. >> the mayor says torrez has a lengthy criminal history. he faces several felony counts, including murder. he's being held here on $650,000 bonds. back to you. >> thank you very much. let's get to al now with potentially dangerous weather situation you're following. >> we've already got reports of high water rescues going around in texas. let's show you what's been happening overnight. we start in new mexico. you can see the heavy rain pounding. hail involved. high water rescues had gone on overnight. look at the hail coming down. golf ball sized hail coming in, causing problems, breaking car
windows and causing big damage. lubbock, texas, you can see the driving rain, which is causing massive flooding, high water we have flash flood watches and warnings in effect. this is why this is happening, we have basically hurricane patricia patricia, all the moisture will be coming up out of mexico into texas. we have a tornado watch in effect right through the afternoon, as these heavy thunderstorms move through. flash flood watches and warnings into early next week. all this moisture coming up, and the cells of these rain cells are going to keep piling up on top. today, north central texas is the bull's eye. locally, four to six inches of rain. tomorrow, we have more. the system will stall out and sit over texas. another five inches of rain. as we move into saturday, another five inches of rain on top of that. south central texas, to corpus christi, between today and tuesday, along i-35, 12 inches
>> falling in that area. flash flooding is going to be a massive problem. this is going to be an all weekend event. >> we will keep an eye on it. thank you. >> you bet. let's turn to major league baseball. for the first time in 15 years, the new york mets are headed to the world series. listen. >> strike three called. they haven't been to the world series since 2000, and the mets >> that's right. the mets swept the chicago cubs with a big win, game four, the nlcs, 8-3. they jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning. they never looked back. >> second baseman murphy led the way again, hitting another home run, a record-setting six straight post season game in which he homered. murphy is mvp.
the cubs never head the lead. for their opponent, that's to be determined. the series is, kansas city leading, leading. >> the new york papers, all over the mets' win. you want to see how tough it is in chicago? they haven't won since 1908. take a look at some of the faces on cubs' fans, who are still waiting for the miracle return. >> painful. >> it's a young team. they have high hopes. >> lot of potential. >> hearts go out to the folks in chicago. >> mets have a five-day rest? >> yeah. don't play until tuesday. some of the young arms, they'll do all right. natalie has breaking news. >> starting off with a deadly attack at a school in sweden. officials say a masked man armed with a sword or large knife killed at least one teacher and
school outside sweden's second largest city. anxious families waited outside of the building for any news. the school has 400 students with classes ranging from preschool to high school. the attacker was shot and wounded by police. police in st. louis are trying to find whoever is behind a string of arsons at churches. at least seven churches have burned in the last two weeks. the latest one this morning. reporter john henry of our nbc station is in st. louis. good morning. >> good morning. louis. like all the other fires, it happened at a doorway. it was set at the doorway here. one big difference here is it church. on top of that, there's also a geographical difference. it happened near downtown. the others have happened in the north side of our city. on top of that, another difference to be told here, is that this is a predominantly white church.
the other churches have been predominantly black. they believe the person may have scouted out the area beforehand. thank you. secretary of state john kerry is holding a key meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry arrived in berlin for theaimed at easing the vi leens between -- violence between palestinians and israelis. kerry will meet with president abbas in a few days in jordan. pope francis has a small, curable brain tumor. the paper said the pope met with a japanese surgeon twice to offer health advice. the report is called unfounded, and the surgeon dismissed the story as completely false. the newspaper says it stands by its story. today in new york city, a tribute at the national
september 11th memorial and museum for slain police officer holder. the man who killed holder, howard, was arraigned and charged with first degree murder. there's a lot of outrage, as the suspect is described as a career criminal with 28 prior arrests. many wondering why he had been on the streets at all. the suspect is now being held without bail. cory wells, one of the founding members of the 1970s rock group, three dog night, died unexpectedly. they had hits like "mama told me not to come," and this one, "joy to the world." jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine >> shamala. easier sung than said. he performed with the band until last month when he developed back pain.
>> that's sad. >> we all remember. >> generational. we had a young lady named carter who works with us. when we told her the song, "joy to the world," she thought it was the other. >> the holiday song. >> exactly. you had to be around back in the day. >> the '70s. >> exactly. >> good times. >> more weather? >> let's show you what's going on for the rest of the country. today, we have a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. the rain makes its way to the central plains. up and down the eastern seaboard, we have gorgeous weather, as well. cooler but sunny through the great lakes. to the used car buyer who's worried about getting taken for a ride... don't worry. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case that absolutely 100 percent perfect choice... ...turns out to be... less than perfect... we give you five days to change
sorry. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of clouds through the day. a few peeks of sunshine. a mild day. temperatures head for the low 70s this afternoon. also the risk of a few isolated showers later on today, even this morning. this could be a spot shower or sprinkle. this afternoon about a 30% to 40% chance of a random shower. some sun. 68 to 74 this afternoon. your 7 on 7 forecast, mostly sunny skies tomorrow. breezy, cool. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, are authorities closing in on el chapo? the escaped mexican drug kingpin who escaped from prison, he's one of the most wanted men in the world. the new arrests that could be a major break in the case. delivery dilemma as more
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>> this is news now. >> good morning, everybody. it's 7:26 on your thursday morning. it looks like maybe the fog is starting to lift. j.r.? >> reporter: lifting as we speak slowly. a lot of clouds. middle and upper 50s. boston 57. bedford 55. maybe a few peeks of sun today. grab the rain gear, because i do think this afternoon a few isolated showers possible. not a guarantee. about a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon. temps this afternoon warm. low 70s. >> take a look at the headlines now. a methuen high school is undergoing an evaluation after a classmate told police a 16 year old claimed he would shoot up the school. police say they found concerning posts on facebook and texts, as well. ammunition was also taken from the student's home according to police, but no guns. bridgewater state university police have now closed a sexual assault case saying the original report was unfounded. they released the sketch of man who they claimed sexually assaulted an 18-year-old student monday but now officers is a no
7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's a beautiful morning here in new york. nice, warm temperatures again. those are coming to an end a little bit, but we have a great crowd celebrating the mets victory out on the plaza. hopefully, it'll be nice tomorrow, when carrie underwood is outside for her concert. >> can't wait for that. stories making headlines this hour. hillary clinton testifies today before the house select committee on benghazi. four americans died in the 2012 attacks on the u.s. consulate there. the conservative house freedom caucus says it supports
speaker of the house, but that all but guarantees he will get the job. still, the group stressed their support for ryan was not an official endorsement. as mentioned, the new york mets heading back to the world series for the first time in 15 years. red-hot second baseman david murphy homered again, as the mets continued their sweep of the chicago cubs. they now await the winner between toronto and kansas city. coming up, point, click and deliver. package gridlock. online sales are booming. they're expected to increase more this holiday season. now, more and more landlords are saying, thanks but no thanks. they're not taking resident's deliveries. what is a shopper to do? mexico's most wanted fugitive, the search is growing more intense. authorities captured six people who helped el chapo break out of prison back in july.
months after kingpin joaquin el chapo guzman tunnelled out of this prison, the mexican government arrested dozens of people allegedly involved in helping him get away. on wednesday night, mexican authority general gomez said six more people have been arrested, including chapo's brother-in-law, who allegedly supervised the tunnel instruction, and a member of his masterminding the escape. a pilot was also arrested. to escape, guzman dropped down a hole in his prison cell to a sophisticated tunnel, the exit a mile away. what's most impressive is how well the tunnel is built. there are steel beams, wood, electricity. this is a generator to run the lights. this is an electrical panel. the attorney general says he was then driven north to the town of san juan del rio. from there, two planes took off. one carrying chapo heading west
to the sinaloa area, the stronghold of his drug cartel, where he's fiercely protected. >> he knows that area better than probably most of mexico's security forces. >> reporter: sources tell nbc news after agents intercepted phone calls indicating chapo was at a ranch in a tiny town, marines raided the area earlier this month. it's believed chapo and his security team got away on all terrain vehicles. he suffered leg and facial injuries to avoid recapture. the latest military search for chapo is winding down, as his trail goes cold. the attorney general says chapo will face justice. once again, he has disappeared. for "today," mark potter, nbc news, miami. we want to turn now to former nba star lamar odom and his wife khloe kardashian. odom was hospitalized after suffering a drug overdose. now a surprising development. craig melvin has more on that.
>> good morning. the spotlight once again focused on their relationship. lamar odom, khloe kardashian, they separated in 2013. they had filed for divorce. submitting the paperwork in july. the judge just had to sign off. yesterday, the entire process came to a halt. >> reporter: it's official. khloe kardashian and lamar odom are calling off their divorce. in court documents filed wednesday, kardashian's requested the divorce judgment willing dismissed. the nba star, still recovering, signed the agreement. >> a source says this wasn't the time for the couple to move forward with their divorce proceeding. it's a difficult and trying time for them, and they're focusing on the fact that lamar needs to get better. >> reporter: lamar odom is again waking up in a los angeles hospital. he arrived three days ago with his previously estranged wife at his side.
odom was found unresponsive last week inside a brothel. odom's condition is improving. in a statement released tuesday, khloe kardashian said, the past week has been incredibly have been made. >> courtesy of chef odom. >> reporter: the former nba champ has a long road to recovery recovery, as the road to reconciliation starts today. >> the couple could file for divorce again but, apparently, this is typical standard procedure there. >> seems like they want to put the process on hold for now. >> wait and see. >> craig, thank you very much. get another check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we have the temperature roller coaster going. a good time to keep your feet and arms inside the car at all times. boston, let's start it off. monday, you were 48 degrees. wednesday, you got to 61. look what happens friday, you're
down to 52 degrees. let move along. we go to new york city. again, on monday, you had a temperature of a 53. yesterday, 76. tomorrow, 60. finally, take the roller coaster to philadelphia. monday, 55 degrees. yesterday, 76, and then we get to 64 on friday. you like that? >> can't handle roller coasters anymore. >> that's >> reporter: good morning. a lot of clouds through the day. a mild day. temperatures head for the low 70s this afternoon. also the risk of a few isolated showers later on today, even this morning. sprinkle. this afternoon about a 30% to 40% chance of a random shower. some sun. 68 to 74 this afternoon. your 7 on 7 forecast, mostly sunny skies tomorrow.
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7:41. we're back on this thursday morning. online shopping is now at an all-time high. >> that's leading to a growing problem across the country. landlords in apartment buildings struggling to keep up with these packages. one major chain is refusing to accept deliveries. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on this from atlanta. good morning. >> good morning. there are two trends going on here. more people are living in apartments and more people are shopping online. now, some apartment complexes, like this one, are trying to meet this demand head on. others say, it just doesn't make financial sense. >> reporter: as the holidays creep closer, landlords are feeling boxed in. >> oh, my goodness. anywhere from 100 to 200 packages. >> reporter: it's a delivery dilemma dilemma, brought on by a mountain of online shopping. the package pileup has gotten so
largest operators stopped they say delivery ies are skyrocketing 50% annually. each package is ten minutes of lost productivity, adding up to $3 million a year. >> they said that the new policy was packages would no longer be going to the office, that they would be dropped off at your door. >> reporter: christina says she and her neighbors are outraged. >> a lot of people are breaking their lease and moving out. >> reporter: the company said the decision wasn't easy. the package volume exceeded the amount of space we have to accommodate them. other properties like this one in houston opened a package room in the last year. >> we're trying to make it more convenient. >> reporter: with online retail sales expected to surge 27% since 2013, not just departments are inundated, but college
many mail rooms offer e-mail or text alerts. others have height and weight restrictions. others are installing lockers with key pads for residents. >> it can be overwhelming. >> yes. >> do you need a bigger package room? >> yes. >> this rental property in atlanta has hire add full-time employee whose job it is to handle the packages. guys, this is no longer a high-end ameant namenity. many residents expect it. >> it is growing. >> absolutely. >> every time a guy comes to my door, the driveway, i go, nice seeing you. he goes, i'm sure i'll see you later. >> i feel bad. i get like six packages a day at my house. >> becoming family members. >> invite them in for dinner next time. coming up, who will take the stage for the super bowl halftime show? there's buzz around one band this morning.
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a notable research analyst. based on his favorable rating of apple stock, it went up 9%. he's predicting you're going to 7. we can always improve on that. they might replace the home button on your iphone and incorporate more of the 3-d touch technology on the phone. >> i love that. >> i love the home button. >> when you're stuck in the bailout. >> it's your lifeline. >> in the middle of the night, that's the way you know if it's upside down or right side up. >> that's correct. >> we should all have a home button. >> exactly. >> we'll start a #save the home button. hopefully that'll pick up steam. i want it to stay. the iphone 7, rumored to come out september 2016, you still have the new apple tv set to be released and the ipad pro. the future looks good for apple, which is why the stock went up yesterday.
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temporarily suspended between north station and back bay. police are investigating what caused her to fall. governor charlie baker will meet with law enforcement officials at the statehouse today to talking about legislation designed to battle the opioid crisis in massachusetts. health officials say more than 680 people many massachusetts died from opioid overdoses in the first half of this year. we're back in 25 minutes with another update. hope you're having a great morning.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, wooing working women. the company that will pay for fertility treatments, adoption fees and more. will it be a trend? you sang like a dog trying to lay an egg. >> everyone's favorite judge, simon cowell, joins us to talk about some big news. wrangler on the road. our puppy with a purpose is crossing the country, making friends everywhere he goes. >> up, down. >> as we head to the lone star
today, thursday, october 22nd 2015. it's always a good time mama told me not to come >> good morning, australia! >> it's my 16th birthday, and i came from minnesota. >> from arizona, i'm 60 today. >> look at you. happy birthday. >> al roker is my hero. >> here's we're here to see savannah. >> it's 8:00 on "today." welcome back. it's thursday, october 22nd, 2015. it's a pretty day out here on our plaza. you have kind of a sentimental pick for your throwback thursday song today. >> because we were talking about the loss of cory wells, the late
singer of three dog night, we decided to do "mama told me not to come." >> it was your wedding song. >> love it. >> our buddy wrangler is not here by carson's side this morning. he's on the road. he was in washington, d.c. yesterday, and today, he's in the heart of texas. he's in dallas. we'll find out what he's been up to in the lone star state. also, a familiar face, especially in my house. siri pinter is back. she'll show us crock-pot recipes for the weekend. >> let's get the top stories from natalie. good morning. it's a critical day for hillary clinton and her presidential ambitions, as she go back to capitol hill to testify before the house select committee on benghazi. she's facing tough questions
about what happened before, during and after the 2012 attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. she accused the committee of turning benghazi into a political issue, but house republicans point out it was their investigation that led to the revelation about mrs. server. vice president joe biden is urging fellow democrats to run on president obama's record, even though he has decided white house. biden ended months of speculation during an appearance with the president wednesday in the rose garden. he said after losing his son beau in may, the grieving process did not leave him with campaign. wisconsin republican paul ryan is a step closer to becoming speaker of the house. late wednesday, he won the backing of a majority of the conservative house freedom caucus. ryan tweeted, it's a party step toward party unity, one of his conditions for agreeing to run
a suspect is in custody for the deadly road rage shooting of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico. tony torrez was arrested overnight. he's charged with murdering lilly garcia tuesday, by firing into her father's truck. police say the two men had just exchanged words over a traffic incident. they say an anonymous tip led to the arrest. police in southern california are asking for help in finding four masked suspects seen here on surveillance video, as they burst into a jewelry store on wednesday and staged dramatic smash and grab. it all lasted about a minute. the men reportedly were armed, but no one was hurt. officials said the stolen items had tracking devices. about 30 minutes after the robbery, police got reports of rolex watches being thrown out of a car on a freeway. guess they figured it out. seese same street is introducing a new character to increase autism awareness.
the new kid on the block is this little kid. preschooler named julia. sesame street says she'll be a bright little girl who does things a little differently when playing with her muppet friends. julia will appear in digital and printed storybooks, featuring elmo and abby. great idea. glad to see them do it. >> thanks very much. let's talk about health care. open enrollment season about to start for a lot of companies. while it may feel like the trend is higher premiums and fewer options, at tech firms, it's the opposite. >> intel is quadrupling some of the fertility benefits. why, erica? >> this is what some people are hoping this will be a new and different trend when it comes to health care. not only will employees see more benefits for the fertility treatments, but the family leave and adoptions are getting a boost. the tech giant says it's good for business. >> reporter: there's no perfect
time to start a family. increasingly, americans are putting off babies to focus on education and career. the downside to having children later, our bodies don't always get the message. and age isn't the only factor. across the country, 1 in 8 women struggle with fertile ity fertility. recently, well-known tech companies have been adding more fertility benefits for employees. facebook and yahoo! will pay for egg freezing. intel will quadruple their fertility benefits to $40,000. related drug costs will increase. employees won't need a medical diagnosis, which will help same-sex couples. >> this initiative is basically trying to help our employees at a time when any research says that it's very stressful,
start a family. >> reporter: women account for over 24% of intel's work force. it's a number the company is hoping to grow. >> what we wanted to do was to keep the talent we've got and, also, help to attract even more talent. >> reporter: while some form of infertile ity treatment is covered by 60% of large companies across all industries, only about 1/4 cover invitro vertly vaigs fertilization, the most expensive. it can cost $30,000 with a success rate of 20% to 30%. >> we were willing to break into our retirement and do what we had to do because we wanted children so badly. >> it didn't come to that. her benefits covered nearly all of her fertility costs. >> we didn't have to fret over how we would afford it, necessarily. fret over things like, we're going to be parents.
how do we do that? rather than, how do we pay for it? >> this is something that, obviously, is working well. we're seeing it with high-tech companies who will say, we need to do this and increase the benefits because we need to attract and retain top talent. regular mainstream businesses and small businesses, it's tough for them to keep up with the cost. maybe they will have some influence. >> one area you have the competition for the best employees is working out for the employees. coming up on trending, a cleveland. is the ghost of claude monet haunting his own art? a big announcement from simon cowell. the answer to every parent's
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we're back. it's 8:12. time for what's trending today. >> does it smell like cheese, or is it just me? >> yummy. >> come on. >> i was about to say, al roker is going to make a cheese joke. >> chocolate or cheese? >> chocolate. >> me, too. >> i love cheese. >> you love cheese? >> and chocolate. >> couldn't choose? >> which would you give up? >> i can't. >> answer the question. >> i can't. >> think about it, but you have to make a decision at the end of this trending report. new report is explaining our obsession with cheese. researchers say it could be as addictive as drugs. our brains apparently read a chemical compound in cheese as an addictive substance. one expert said cheese should be called dairy crack. by the way, experts say we're only supposed to have an ounce
you know how big an ounce after cheese a day is? this, right here. this little one, that's an ounce of cheese. i picked it up, sorry. >> i've been thinking about it. i'm going to say, i'd rather give up chocolate than cheese. you can get something sweet in other ways. there's only one cheese. there's only one cheese. >> dairy crack. >> don't make me give up the wine that goes with the cheese. >> don't make carson give up his velveeta. >> cracker barrel, extra sharp cheddar. >> my mom made a great open faced velveeta grilled cheese with tomato. >> next story? >> catch you in mid sentence. >> i was cleansing for the next item. secret to a happy marriage? it is not something you do, it is something you say. forget the fancy jewels. don't buy expensive vacations. comes down to two words, thank you.
this is from the university of georgia. couples who express gratitude to each other are more likely to stay together, saying thank you. it helps with the damage caused by a nasty argument. >> i'll end the cooking segment with siri by saying thank you. >> even if your spouse yells at you, say thank you. thank you for pointing out my flaws. >> you know the worst thing you can say in an argument? >> i know you are, but what am i? >> i'm sorry you feel that way. that's worse. >> never say that. >> i hear what you're saying. >> but -- >> but i'm not really listening. >> all right. this time of year with halloween around the corner, people like a good mystery. here's one from the cleveland museum of art. see what you think. they have an exhibit featuring the works of claude monet, the french impressionist. he died in 1926. lots of people have checked it out, including one mystery man. take a look at the top of the photo.
a shadowy figure with a long, white beard and a hat hovers above. does he look familiar? >> yes. >> some say it's the ghost of monet himself. that he turned up to oversee the exhibit. the museum says the photo was not retouched in any way. >> or could have been one of the members from zee zee top. >> could have been a publicity stunt. >> i think so. now to the chart-topping band who could rock the super bowl halftime show. can't wait any longer. >> have some cheese, wine and relax. yesterday, big news about chris rock and the oscars. this morning, we're talking about another one of the year's biggest events. the super bowl halftime show. who might you see on the stage in february? adam levine and his band, maroon 5. the guys are in extensive talks and currently are front runners for the gig. there have been other names. bruno mars, coldplay. maybe they all do it.
>> that'd be awesome. >> adele, forget the rumors, the superstar herself is confirming new music is on the way. else kay ssay posted on social media, which is awesome, read it, her new album, 25, she'll explore her journey to self-acceptance. >> the last album was a breakup album and now this one is a makeup album. >> we've been missing adele. another trending topic. "back to the future." matt celebrated with the cast yesterday on their big day. michael j. fox and christopher loyd lloyd showed up on "jimmy kimmel live." he explained johnny carson no longer being on television. he explained the craze that is the selfie.
pretty good. >> they do. >> by the way, i called him christopher walken yesterday. >> do you have cheese in your mouth right now? >> i do. >> finally, big news from simon cowell. after a two-year hiatus from american television, he's making a comeback. he will be joining "america's got talent" as a judge. joe fryer got the details from simon himself. i've got to run away >> you sang like a dog trying to lay an egg. >> reporter: if television had a supreme court -- >> i really hated that. sorry. >> reporter: -- simon cowell might be cheap justice. now, he's returning to u.s. tv as a judge on "america's got talent." >> you are essentially the boss of the show. did yao say ou say, i would like to be the judge, or was it someone else's decision? >> no. i couldn't really do that. it was the network's decision. >> did you judge them, like hey here?
if you are looking for a very good looking british judge who can fit on the show, i know someone, yeah. >> it was like some ghastly party where three work mates got drunk. >> you've done american "american idol" ," idol," "x factor," "britain's got talent." >> i think the "america's got talent" is one of the best talent shows in the world. the british one has been probably the most fun job i've ever had in my life. >> i think you can win this competition, after that. >> reporter: these days, cowell is balancing work with fatherhood. his son eric was born two years ago. >> how has it changed you? >> you become responsible for someone else apart from yourself. that's your protective gene that kicks? >> can we expect to see a gentler simon on the shows since you're a father? >> if they're good, yes. if they're terrible, no.
who is useless and say, take singing lessons and everything will be fine. >> it was just karaoke with a capital "k." it was. >> i should ask you about the scruff. >> what do you think? >> it's great. >> yeah? >> what's the feedback? >> positive. not by everyone, but i'll keep it a while. i have a housekeeper who has been with me 25 years, brenda. she saw me and screamed. she didn't like it. >> everyone is a judge, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> earlier this year, howard stern suggested simon, and that is your pop start. back to your cheese, everybody. >> i thought you were enjoying that already. >> we vote for this on trending every day. a knack snack platter. >> tomorrow? >> al, you went for the blue cheese. >> i like it. >> check of the weather? >> let's show you what's
again, our big concern today into the weekend is going to be texas in the central plain states. we've got a lot of activity going on. right now, we've got a tornado watch in south central texas. we're going to be watching that, as well. heavy rain between now and tuesday along the i-35 corridor. we're talking heavy rain. dallas, san antonio, corpus christi. some areas, up to 12 inches of rain before it's all over. we will watch this as well. also, just in, this is really kind of scary. warmest september on record globally. the highest departure for any month in 136 years. and seven months this year with all-time warmth. 2015 is on track for the warmest year on record. we continue to track this as we >> reporter: good morning. a lot of clouds through the day. a few peeks of sunshine. a mild day. temperatures head for the low
70s this afternoon. also the risk of a few isolated showers later on today, even this morning. sprinkle. this afternoon about a 30% to 40% chance of a random shower. some sun. 68 to 74 this afternoon. your 7 on 7 forecast, mostly sunny skies tomorrow. breezy, cool. only in >> and that is your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you. day two of wrangler on the road, our puppy with a purpose. he's in the middle of an add texas. >> what's wrangler been up to, janet? >> hey, guys. good morning to you. you get to enjoy wrangler every day, but this is a big deal here. in fact, we have the texas chapter of the wrangler fan club here. actually, wrangler's trip had a serious purpose.
and challenging environments. he did something yesterday many of us find challenging. going through airport security. >> reporter: getting to dallas marked a milestone for wrangler. his first plane ride. >> wrangler, come. >> reporter: just like the rest of us, he had to endure airport security. wrangler traveled as part of american airlines puppies in flight program. >> we welcome you to board. >> reporter: which let sky dogs in training hitch a ride to their assignments. he even got his wings. >> he's the youngest pilot ever. >> reporter: in texas, wrangler channels his inner cowboy at the ft. worth stockyard. checking out, but not wrangling, cattle, during the daily drive. and who doesn't need a few
>> sit. good. >> down. >> you want to read to him? >> yeah! >> yes. >> reporter: kids from the ft. worth boys and girls club were thrilled to give wrangler a texas-sized welcome. >> said the cat in the hat. >> reporter: hard to say who enjoyed it more. >> there we go. thank you, guys. >> wrangler did great on wednesday. no secondary screening on the plane. he slept most of the flight. as you saw, he was not phased at all by those long horn at the ft. worth stockyard. at the hotel last year, very well-behaved. we had to draw the line at ordering room service. otherwise, he's a little exhausted from his travels. what are you eating on the ground there, babe? a lotd of fans have come to see him. it's been a smooth trip to far, guys. >> adorable. getting up close and personal with wrangler.
does he miss us at all, janet? >> i'm sorry? >> has wrangler asked about us? does he miss us or anything? >> i'm sorry. still having trouble hearing. >> never mind. >> he wants to eat everything on the ground. he's been very well-behaved. he'd love to stay in tex but as but he has another part of his trip tomorrow. >> i take that as he misses us. tomorrow, wrangler is on to philadelphia. want to learn about puppies like wrangler, go to the link on our website, today.com. coming up, siri is cooking up slow cooker treats, perfect for your next tailgate party.
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were discovered. orange line service is back to normal at haymarket station. a woman ended up trapped underneath a train last night. service had to be temporarily suspended between north station and back bay. police are investigating what caused her to fall. a day of kindness is being held today in honor of colleen ritzer, the danvers high school teacher who was murdered two years ago on this day. people are encouraged to take part in random acts of kindness on social media by using the #kindness4colleen. we'll be back in 25 minutes. hope you're having a great
i dug my key into the side of wheel drive 8:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 22nd day of october, 2015. we get outside to check out the crowd once again. tell you we're going to be treated to a concert tomorrow morning from seven-time grammy winner, carrie underwood, on our plaza. if you like her, and most people do, come early. it'll be a big crowd. >> can't wait for that. coming up, if you can't open your eyes this morning, maybe you're dragging because you're sleep deprived, you might be a parent. this morning, sleep solutions to give you and your kids a good
>> never wake up a sleeping baby. we also have new ways to use your slow cooker this morning for deliciously dishes. siri pinter is showing us what she has. how about a check of the weather? >> looking good tomorrow along the east coast, but a lot of rain from the plains, northern plains all the way to texas. we've got heavy rain looking good as you get into the western third of the country. as we move into saturday, that rain moves into northern new england, upstate new york. the heavy rain continues over texas. western two thirds of the country looking good. east coast looks the best. sunday, sunday! we have sunshine in the morning with some showers in new england. the rain hangs around the gulf coast. look for more rain in the pacific northwest. elsewhere, things dry and seasonal. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of clouds through the day. a few peeks of sunshine.
a mild day. temperatures head for the low 70s this afternoon. also the risk of a few isolated showers later on today, even this morning. this could be a spot shower or sprinkle. this afternoon about a 30% to 40% chance of a random shower. some sun. 68 to 74 this afternoon. your 7 on 7 forecast, mostly sunny skies tomorrow. breezy, cool. only in >> get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on table. weather.com online. a big birthday to our big boy. >> thank you, al. >> how are you, sir? >> thank you very much. >> your twin brother's birthday, too. >> it is. >> funny how that works out. >> it is. thank you very much. always a pleasure. >> back inside. >> happy birthday. thank you so much. we heard a lot over the past few years about the challenges that face young kids with autism. those struggles often continue
>> nbc looks at a new film that tells a part of the story. cynthia, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see both of you. opening up the world was the motivation of the director, who over several months, documented the journey of a group of friends on the autism spectrum. as they prepared to go to their very first prom. the delightful hbo documentary is called "how to dance in ohio." we sat down with one of the stars. >> now, the queen. jessica! >> it's a moment jessica sullivan only dreamed about. not just elected queen of the prom by her friends, but now watching it all over again on the movie screen. >> that part still makes me cry. >> i don't let many people into my room. >> reporter: she's one of the stars of a new hbo documentary that shines a spotlight on an often misunderstood disorder,
i'm not sick. i just am challenged in different ways than most people. >> reporter: "how to dance in ohio" follows jessica and her friends, all on the autism spectrum, as they prepare for their first spring formal. >> how many of you are comfortable slow dancing? >> reporter: their therapist uses this rite of passage to help the kids learn new skills. >> it requires an understanding >> like life. it's complicated. you don't know what to expect. it's scary. >> do you like it, mom? >> gorgeous. >> reporter: the premiere in hometown columbus brought together the movie's stars and their families. it was a celebration. even during the painful scenes, like where jessica had a run-in with her boss at work and cries on camera for her mother. >> i wish my mom was here. >> my heart was in my throat. that was the hardest thing, i think, i've ever seen.
to see my daughter say, "i wish my mom was here." i wished i could have been there for her, and there's going to be so many times when i can't be here for her. >> reporter: was she reluctant to let her daughter be in the film? >> no. from the time jessica was 10 years old, she told us she wanted to be a voice for autism. >> when people watch, what do you want them to know? >> know that there's more people like us out there. >> they make the world a better place, and they add spices to your spice rack that you can't ever imagine knowing unless you know someone. >> i wish you could have been looking at jessica's face. >> they're some of my favorite people in the whole world. you don't want to watch on the curb all the time. you want to go to a formal, work and have relationships. >> we want to fall in love and go to the dance.
now, knowing that people understand. >> spice, indeed. the film debuts on hbo monday, october 26th at 9:00 p.m. it is a wonderful way to learn about what it means to have autism and, frankly, what it means to be human. documentary. really, really well done. >> they shot for three months, had 240 hours of film. >> looks amazing. >> thanks. coming up next, stop yawning. expert sleep solutions for you and your little ones. first, this is "today" on n
welcome to the magic of home. "today's" parenting team is sponsored by johnson, so much more. >> for the past month on "today"'s parenting team, we've been talking about a topic every single parent of little ones is obsessed with, sleep. we all want our kids to get a good night's rest, but how do we do it?
share their sleep challenges. here are the true cell phone confessions of sleep-deprived parents. >> why won't you guys go to bed? my kids come out of their room, six, seven, eight, nine, ten times after i shut the house down and put them to bed. aren't you tired? >> no! >> i don't know. >> help me, please. >> why did you guys wake up? morning yet. >> it is, okay? >> no, it's not. >> it is. >> can you guys go back to bed for me? >> no. >> will, it's 5:00 in the morning and, yet again, my kids are wide awake and ready to go for the day. i'm so tired. >> getting my daughter tore go s to go to
sleep at night is not the issue. the issue is getting them up in the morning. oftentimes, i have to drag them out of bed caveman style to get them out of bed. we're always late. >> please help! help! >> well, it's 2:30 in the morning, and my five month old is up. i'm going to feed him. the doctor says he should be sleeping through the night. can someone explain to me how? >> in the past month, he's been waking up screaming and crying, inconsolable. the only way he'll go back to sleep is if he gets in our bed. that's where we're heading now. >> shh, he's finally asleep. >> i can so relate. dr. ash is the director of sleep medicine from meridian health. where to start? this is the subject that bedevils all of us new parents, and it's crucial for the child and the parent. i mean, for example, you have a
night we saw, and suddenly, waking up and getting in bed. what do you do? >> savannah, for most of these problems, and some of the problems, you need to sleep specialist to help, but most of them, what underlying the problem is our own need to make loved. we do things, not understanding the physiology of sleep, and not understanding the consequences of sleep. it'll impair your performance, poor mood, indicative behaviors, obesity, increased risk of colds. there are who things to do to get the kids back on track. >> is the bottom line that, at some point, you're going to have to let your baby cry? >> absolutely. again, it's understanding the physiology, savannah. it's really key. it's okay to let your baby cry a little bit. you can go in and say, hi, i'm here. if you start from the beginning, up until six months, the circuit for sleep and wake is not
developed. they'll sleep and wake when they want. six months on, there's something you can do. >> you have an acronym, dream. d. is for drowsy. >> that helps your child to learn how to self-soothe and be dependent on themselves. >> don't rock them to sleep? >> if they wake up in the middle of the night, they'll need the rocking. if you put your child to sleep awake, they're going to be staring at the ceiling, looking for you to intervene. that invites crying and a glass of water. put them to bed drowsy. >> the next one, r, which stands for rules and routine. this is a biggie. >> this is key. rules and routine are important for setting expectations and consistency. the brain looks for that, to tell it, it's time to go to sleep. you can use some cues, like a warm bath or you can read a book to them. even conjure ing up the emotions of calm and comfort.
>> stick with it. >> e, electronics. good or bad? >> they're bad. get the screens out of the room. the light from the electronics will tell the brain, the day is not ended and it's not time to sleep. the lek electronics keep you engaged. you're playing on the iphone for the bigger kids. the parents talk about, they can be the get their kids to bed and can't get them up in the morning. the electronics interrupt how the clock works. >> that leads to the next, which is a for ambiance. >> you want to set the mood. you want quiet, dark, cool and cozy. if it's too noisy, get a white noise machine. make sure the mattress and pillows are right. make sure the temperature is right. you sleep in a cooler environment. >> i have a few seconds. for m, model the behavior. >> kids learn by example. you should be doing the same things. it motivates them, if curiosity
and a challenge. go to a website with them and learn about sleep. make a fun activity on a saturday. if they get up, you can go to this fun place. if they get up without an alarm clock would be the key. if they're doing it right, they up. >> dr. ash, good tips. thank you so much. thank you to all of our today parenting team contributors. we love you and are glad you shared your stories and advice. you can add your own voice to our community at today.com/parenting team. tonight. coming up next, a different take on hollywood and vine. courtesy of "fame" director. first, this is "today" on
>> reporter: far from the glare of hollywood in california's wine country. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: legendary director francis ford coppola is revealing his latest release. this is virginia dare, the latest winery opened by the famous film maker/wine maker. >> walk me through the wine as someone who hasn't had it before. >> no one has. >> you're the first to taste it. >> reporter: the winery is so new, we sampled chardonnay. >> we're proud of this one. >> it is good. >> reporter: right from the barrel. >> does he have to approve these before he sells them? >> he does. >> fortunately, he loves our wines. >> reporter: like many films, the wine tells a story. in the 1500s, virginia dare was the child of new parents born in the new world. her life and death are part of american myth. >> what attracted you to virginia's story? >> it was a fairy tale.
>> reporter: as a child in the 1930s, coppola remembers a winery named after virginia dare that went out of business. virginia dare >> reporter: the jingle stuck with him. >> i always remember the, say it again, virginia dare. >> reporter: now, he's brought the wine and jingle back to life. >> i get the impression there's a lot of childhood nostalgia in this for you? >> it's funny how all the things that impressed me when i was 6 years old and 7 years old are the things that i've used in this career. >> reporter: of course, it all started with film. >> i'm going to make an offer he can't refuse. >> reporter: he's the man behind classics like "the godfather," and his wine empire took root in the 1970s. >> did you intend to be a wine maker or did you stumble into it? >> i stumbled into it. >> reporter: after buying an estate in the napa valley, wineries wanted to buy his grapes.
>> i said, gee, if they all want to buy our grapes, maybe they're good. maybe we should make the wine ourselves. she said, what do you know about how to make wine in i ? i said, i don't know anything. but it won't stop me. the things you do out of truly loving it and wanting to enjoy your life are also the things that are sensible businesses. >> reporter: for coppola, the success of his wineries and resorts affords him to chance to pursue his passion projects in film. >> i can basically do what i want. what i want to do is learn. experiments and try ideas out and hope they work. learn from the experience. >> reporter: from film making to wine making, coppola's fairy tales keep coming true. >> virginia dare. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, california. >> might want to trade lives. looks good. dare?
this is today food. it's all about fall favorites. siri pinter here of seriously delicious.com fame is a today food contributor. today, we're cooking up original recipes you'll want to make tonight. like these delicious dive-in -- what are you looking at? >> you were laughing at the fame part. >> you're looking at me weird. this is a slow cooker. we live in mets-jets country, long island. >> this is a perfect world series -- >> tailgating heaven. >> we're slow cooker users at home. >> best thing we did, we bought our slow cooker to make ribs because you need the surface area on the bottom. the best thing if you don't own acooker, buy two. today, you're making two dips. >> exactly. this is the buffalo chicken dip. first thing we'll do, we have chicken, a lot of different cheeses, sour cream, hot sauce. we'll add the chicken. you have the tongs. >> they're clean, and there they are.
>> but you cleaned them. we'll add chicken breast which i sprayed with cooking spray first. nothing will stick. hot sauce, pour it right there. >> i should mention the today show friends are downstairs. hi, guys. >> are you munching? >> love it. >> we'll cook it an hour and a half on high. you can skip that. you know the rotisserie chickens? break that up. now we have the chicken shredded, which i do with two forks. it's simple. as you can see, it's in there. why don't you add these light ingredients? >> you like to do that, yet you ask me to do this at home. >> i like when you do it at home. >> to say you enjoy doing it, i've never seen her do it at home. >> oh, stop it. >> okay. do what? >> add the cheese. >> this is an unapologetic meal.
real sharp cheddar cheese. no greek owe yogurt. >> cream cheese. >> we're going to stir it up and cover it and cook it for an hour and a half on high. >> okay. >> then at the very end, you add the remaining cheddar cheese, and we can sprinkle spal callions on top. you're done. >> are these homemade chips? >> they could be. you can make them homemade. i did not make them. next, our ultimate quaso dip. >> over here, while you're getting, you know, little toasty, we have onions and garlic simmering on the stove. we're going to add jalapeno. since you're not helping me, i'll do -- >> you're the cook. >> -- that part. i like to deseed it. >> if you want it spicy --
to deseed it, make sure you get the rib and the seeds out of the jalapeno. i cut it in half. i like to use one of these paring knives. i slide it like that. >> all the heat is in the ribs. >> yes. >> this is more labor intensive than the buffalo dip. >> it's not like you're doing it. >> it's good. >> i love the buffalo dip. delicious. >> buffalo anything is so good. >> normally at home, is your job to pop the top on the the pbr? is that what you do? >> yeah. while siri is cooking, someone has to parent our three children. i teach them many things about life. >> just watching the two of you. >> we love cooking. this is what it's like. we'll discuss the day's events, i'll drink a beer and it's fun. >> exactly. >> same thing here. >> we're going to add cheese, cream cheese and milk, then tomatoes.
stir that up. it'll cook on low another hour and a half. >> what was the main cheese in here again? >> cream cheese. you can add any cheese to this, which is fun. it's a dip so you can add -- >> i love the carrots if you want to be a little healthy. >> right. dip celery, broccoli. >> how about that for your tailgate this weekend? >> really good. >> fantastic. >> love it. >> you can get these recipes and more on today.com/food. whatever life throws your way, you' ve got it in the bag. you' ve got t.j. maxx! keep your standards high, and your spending low. maxx life! ... with a difference. a'am. hi. you like to have a free makeover? perf o doesn't love a good makeover. re go...
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