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? bobby. you're doing it again. always good. always hood. good morning. was it terrorism? a man goes on a stabbing spree on a london street killing an american woman and injuring five other people. this morning that suspect is in custody as police step up patrols across a nervous ci growing concern in the republican party that donald trums campaign is in need of a an intervention. sources telling nbc news party leaders want to sit the candidate down and convince him to change his tone and approach as trump insists the party is the picture of unity. >> the campaign is doing very well. it's never been so well united. new cases new concerns, the pentagon announces that nearly three dozen members of
contracted zika virus as the head of the cdc gets set to tour miami's hot zone today. kicking it off in style. the u.s. women's soccer team wins big in its rio debut. as preparations for the opening ceremonient the enter the final stretch, august 4th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today." it's thursday morning. we have matt in rio. the olympic action is under way. the opening ceremony just one short day away.
started us off. >> not too bad. i want to show you something funny, first. i'm here along the promenade at copacabana beach. we haven't formally started the games yet. i ran into the mascots from 2018. guys, good to see you. cool. we'll see you guys in two years. you're right, by the way, great start for the u.s. women's soccer team. 2-0 over new zealand. we're a little tired. we were at maracana stadium as we were watching rehearsal of the opening ceremony. i can tell you, this it's great. americans are going to love it. brazilians are going to be so
we'll check back in with you in a moment. let's get to our top story. a vicious stabbing attack and two americans are among the victims. a 19 year old is in custody. >> reporter: just hours after police said more armed officers would protect london streets -- >> you have to be ready for the challenge. >> reporter: a man with a knife attacked stabbing six people around this centl museum. >> he was actually carrying a knife in his hand and he had blood on his hands. >> reporter: under this tarp, the body of a 60-year-old woman. paramedics tried to save her but she died at the scene. the first call came at 10:33 last night and six minutes later they tasered the suspect. a 19-year-old man. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a
regarding motive. >> reporter: britain like the rest of europe is on edge after terrorist attacks in brussels and nice. earlier this week the french priest killed by isis sympathizers was laid to rest and this man who attacked passengers last december was sentenced to life in prison. the terror attack threat is at the second highest level severe warning the question i n but when. in the past few minutes british police said this attack does not appear to be terrorist related. the suspect, the 19 year old, is a norwegian citizen of somali descent with no signs of islamic ties. mounting pressure facing donald trump from key republicans to tone down and refocus his campaign. will there be an intervention?
jackson. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this morning we're at the start of a critical window for donald trump to show he can make a comeback after a couple of the worst days of his campaign yet. you can call it a tale of two campaigns. publicly advisers insisting there's no intervention, no drama, no panic. privately top republicans telling nbc of a deep and growing frustration as trump nd controversy. on stage revealing what he did backstage. >> just a little while ago i met with the gold star families. the love in that room was so incredible. >> reporter: donald trump's meeting coming as he faces fallout from his criticism of two other gold star parents. >> you have sacrificed nothing. and no one. >> reporter: just one in the long list of controversies trump is trying to get past as a new
double digits to hillary clinton nationally and now upping the attacks on her after a reported $400 million secret shipment to iran returning iranian cash part of a settlement over a failed arms deal at the same time as release of american detainees. >> can you say i wonder what happens with that $400 million? i wonder who ends up getting it, right? >> reporter: clinton forced to defend the controversy. >> as far as i know it had nothing t w hostage swap. >> reporter: trump staying on script. what his campaign wants to see. >> this was all started by hillary clinton. >> reporter: it's republicans trying to hit reset. trump supporters like rudy giuliani are hoping for a possible intervention in an effort to get the trump train back on track. newt gingrich telling "the washington post," trump is more
now. frustrated republicans calling trump's refusal to endorse paul ryan a major misstep. his own running mate, splitting off to back ryan himself with trump's blessing, he says. >> he strongly encouraged me to endorse paul ryan in next tuesday's primary, and i'm pleased to do it. >> reporter: trump advisers pushing back on reports of a campaign in crisis. >> the candidate is in control of his campaign. the campaign is in very good shape. we are organized. we are moving forward. trump's children. some of the few people with sway over their new notoriously unpredictable father as trump gets good news on the money front raising about 80 million in july with the party, his campaign says. the most of any month yet. through all of this, the clinton campaign is actively courting republicans and independents with a new big name gop defector, meg whitman, a top businesswoman and donor.
this morning show clinton leading trump including in new hampshire as trump heads to new england today with a town hall set for maine. savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you. chuck todd is in washington for us this morning. chuck, good morning to you. i know you've been reporting about the feeling among some republican officials that maybe there would be a way that trump would actually withdraw from the race or be persuaded to do so. is that real or is that establishment fantasy at this point? >> i think it's a fantasy. i can't believe conversations that i had yesterday where that issue was there. that somehow in a meeting with him they could convince him to do this. i think that's definitely fantasy. what really they're hoping to do is in the same way that you had republican leaders who were unhappy with trump, they went to his children, they convinced him to change campaign managers and it was the children that finally made that happen. they convinced him to pick mike pence over his own gut which was
that. again, the children were involved. i think realistically what they hope to do is say good grief, can you at least put some structure in place. can you not do 17 interviews in between rallies and get yourself off message and stop attacking this person and stop attacking republicans. i thinker who hoping realistically with the help of the kids provide structure and tone it >> what irritates so many republicans, if it was any other candidate running against hillary clinton, this would be a rough patch for hillary clinton given some of the items in the news. >> incredibly rough patch whether it's the current state of the economy, anemic growth, whether it is her insistence that somehow director comey let her off the hook on e-mails and she sort of reinterpreted what comey said in a way that was
never mind we just started air strikes in libya because isis is there. libya was a high profile intervention and hillary clinton push. the point is in the last five days this could easily have been hillary clinton's worst five days post-convention and instead the exact opposite and it's all due to donald trump's lack of self-discipline. >> i have 30 seconds and two raw politics things. talk to me about polls and the fund-raising game. >> i can tell you the polls look next week by donald trump. all hints are this bounce is real and you see it trickle into the states. we could see double digit leads for clinton in swing states. the money, you have to say that donald trump looked like a national candidate that you would expect a mitt romney to have looked like four years ago with the amount of money he raised in july. july was a great month. july was the most unified the republican party had been in seven months. >> from small donors. >> small donors.
though after six incredibly bad days for him. >> chuck todd in washington, thank you so much. chuck mentioned the obama administration is once again raising concerns about funding the fight against zika as officials deal with the outbreak of that virus in miami and this morning we're learning about new cases in u.s. military. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest on this. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this morning an all-out war is now under way against the homegrowik this morning at a nearby airport they loaded a plane with a chemical that is expected to be more effective than what they have actually been using on the ground. the chemical will be dispersed over a ten-mile area. one of the questions people have is, is it safe to be outside. the best advice is to limit your time outside as chemical drifts down and stay inside for about
confirms that 33 u.s. service members including a pregnant woman have contracted zika. all of the cases outside the united states. six family members of service personnel have also contracted the virus. the news comes as health officials in the united states are now cautiously optimistic they can get the homegrown virus now in one area of miami under control. >> i don't think it will be easy. i think it will be difficult. i do believe we can contain >> reporter: the battle plan from the air spread a ten-mile zone. is it safe? >> you can never say something like that is 100% safe. you should tell people if they see the plane coming over, to go inside. it's just the prudent thing to do. >> reporter: the mayor of miami thinks the city is being prudent when it comes to the wynwood neighborhood, center of the outbreak, but he's concerned that fear is hurting the local economy.
i understand for pregnant women. that's been misinterpreted. don't travel to miami. >> reporter: at the body belly baby class which isn't near wynwood, pregnant women like amanda are scared. the new normal always includes mosquito repellent and despite temperatures topping 90 degrees, her new dress code is long sleeves and pants for going out. >> i actually just spent so much money on amazon buying more bug spray. i have bug spr i husband's car, my purse. all over the place. we're trying to do everything we can. >> reporter: the florida governor rick scott has announced the department of health here in the state will now provide free zika tests to any pregnant women in the state. there had been a lot of calls, ob-gyns reporting that there have been calls for these tests
were costly. they will now be free. we'll go inside because the plane will be over our heads shortly. a former washington, d.c. transit cop back in court today to face federal terror charges. 36-year-old nicholas young was arrested in an fbi sting. prosecutors say he was under surveillance for five years. young is accused of buying nearly $250 in mobile apps he thought would be used to scramble messages amo operatives. if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. in the meantime, drought and heat are soaking 27 large wildfires burning in the west in the so-called cold fire is growing fast. about 100 people have been forced to evacuate and over 700 firefighters are battling the flames on the ground, in the air and with water dropping helicopters. so far more than seven square miles have been scorched.
now. let us take a turn and go back to matt down in rio. hey? >> hey, savannah. good to see you. final countdown for tomorrow night's opening ceremony. members of team usa have seen their first action here. what a great start for the women's soccer team. they looked impressive in their debut. 2-0 over new zealand as they go for their fourth straight gold medal. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is up at olympic park. peter, g you. the mayor here declaring a citywide holiday as the torch makes its way around the city. >> lloyd is there. >> reporter: for u.s. women's
>> shot is taken. >> reporter: team usa under the lights in its opening game shutting out new zealand with a decisive 2-0 win. >> united states are off to a winning start. >> reporter: the americans eyeing a fourth consecutive gold. the crowd getting on the team's veteran goalkeeper. a backlash over her reluctance to attend the games because of the zika virus including these tweets. stadium. i rather have that than hear a needle drop. >> reporter: canadian women scoring the fastest goal in olympic history. just 20 seconds into their opening match. the u.s. flag today set to be raised at the athletes village. already flying an olympic flag honoring ten refugee athletes competing here who no longer have a country to call home.
the russian flag is blowing in the wind but the team's fate is up in the air. all russian weight lifters will miss the games and before his first event in rio, michael phelps may be opening the possibility of coming back in 2020. >> my potential last olympics so you don't beat me to death about coming back. i'm just going >> reporter: with phelps leading 553 american athletes in tomorrow night's opening ceremony, that news first announced here on "today." his roommate and rival, ryan lochte says the 18-time gold medalist is the ultimate flag bearer. >> no better person than michael. really excited and i kind of want to steal that jacket. >> reporter: that jacket by ralph lauren, the first of its
an unforgettable honor. kind of looks like something out of "the hunger games." this is michael phelps' fifth olympics. speaking of the opening ceremony, we aren't there yet, we're already talking about 2020 in tokyo. the ioc now announcing the return of baseball and softball in 2020. the olympic debuts of four additional sports. >> we love those sports. we could surf here at copacabana. coming up, a tour of the breathtaking beaches here and don't forget hoda, meredith and i will host the opening ceremony tomorrow night 7:30 eastern and pacific. savannah, can i tell you, our
thursday morning. and a gold medal handed to hoda for olympic selfie taking here. >> there she is. >> there you go. >> all right. let's check back in with you in a second. i'm excited about karate. maybe there's hope for us yet. >> there's been severe weather going on out in the southwest. we've been telling you about monsoons that would be developing. this utah/arizona border. flash flooding breaking out and we'll probably see more of that today and vivid lightning in las vegas last night. we'll probably see more today. the monsoon still active and so all of that moisture streaming up. we have flash flood watches and warnings stretching from southern california all of the way into colorado and the rockies.
heaviest rain in the san juan mountains of colorado. beautiful here in the northeast. warm weather making its way into the pacific northwest and the host country brazil kicking off soccer today. they are going to take on south africa at 3:00 p.m. game time 3:00 p.m. you can watch coverage on nbc sports network. they'll have sunshine and 79. we'll get to your local forecast (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" restarts) play it again. (announcer vo) however you use your data, verizon has the best deal. now, get up to four free samsung galaxy phones, four lines, and 16 gigs for only $150. switch to verizon now for the best deal on america's best network.
yesterday, you'll love today. let's do it again, shall we? warm sunshine, a liggett sea breeze, 70s for cape cod and the islands. elsewhere, we warm into the 80s. mid to upper 80s not out of the question underneath that warm sunshine. sticks around with us again for tomorrow. the next weather maker doesn't arrive until we head into the weekend. for saturday, it does look like we could be in for some scattered showers and storm, though not a washout. stay tuned for more details on the time line of those storms as we get into >> that's your latest weather. coming up, a dream vacation turned into a nightmare. our exclusive interview with the texas woman who lost her husband and young son in that terror attack in nice. let's head back to rio. >> savannah, thanks very much. here in rio, high security, less hassle. inside the luxury cruise ship that's home to the superstars of team usa's men's basketball team
ly the same. and it's only avaiblble at sherwin-williams. >> this is 7 news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. 7:26. a repeat performance in the weather department. we don't mind a bit, do we? here's bri eggers with a check of your forecast. >> bri: rinse and repeat without the rinsing. humidity staying on the low
cool start to the day. still 58 in norwood. warming up quickly for this afternoon. 70s for cape cod and the islands. elsewhere we warm into the 80s an we'll do it again tomorrow. christa? >> christa: bri, thank you. two people are recovering this morning after they were hit by car in lowell on branch street. both victims were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. at this point it's unclear their exact conditions or what might have caused the crash. and a woman's recovering after this frightening accident in woburn. investigators say she two parked cars, a light post and a fence on wednesday. and then a post went through the woman's windshield just grazing her. her relatives believe she had a medical mastering similar amazing she's expected to make a full recovery. back to 30 minutes with another
we're back now. 7:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 4th day of august, 2016. such pretty pictures everywhere you look here in rio. there is beach volleyball venue just up the beach fromhe are this morning. savannah is back in new york along with al. i want to make sure you've been paying attention. the beach behind us is -- >> copacabana. >> right. the next beach we're going to is called -- >> ipanema. >> very good. we'll take you for a tour. what's at the other end of
>> no. we'll take you for a tour and we learned a brand new sport. we'll tell you about that and we'll talk to mike tariq in a minute. with all he's done in his career, these are his first olympic games. we'll get his perspective in just a little while. >> that's fun. we'll look for that. let's look at the headlines this morning. top republicans frustrated by donald trump's tactics in the presidential race are hoping to convince him to sources are telling nbc some supporters want to go as far as to hold an intervention with the candidate but trump is pushing back at these reports saying his campaign has never been more united. one man is in custody this morning after a deadly knife attack in central london. an american woman was killed. at least five other people were hurt. police are looking at terrorism as one possible motive. and there are lingering flight delays and cancellations
hours after that emirates passenger jet landed there. all 300 people onboard survived. some of them were recording the harrowing moment that the plane touched down. we'll have a lot more on that and latest on the investigation coming up. for now, matt, we'll send it back to you in rio. >> a scary situation, savannah. thanks very much. meantime, there's been an awful lot of talk about housing for athletes while they're in rio. the majority are athlete's village but when you're a recognized global superstar, you need to make other accommodations. i'm talking about keir simmons. he's got more on the housing situation. keir, good morning. >> good morning. it's kind of cool to think that some of the world's top sports stars are waking up in rio and some are waking up by the sea. for decades team usa's basketball men's team has not stayed in the olympic village.
? i need you ? >> reporter: singing on the flight to rio. the u.s. men's basketball team looking to score their third straight gold. they've medaled in every olympics since 1984. with success comes high security for some of the world's highest paid athletes. that's the nba players arriving and behind me this huge ship is where they are staying. venture out and they might be mauled. what's it like to see them? >> amazing. >> reporter: big fans? >> yes. >> reporter: onboard they have a spa, pool and big beds for basketball players both men and women's teams. >> pretty big. i have a walk-in closet. it's awesome. >> reporter: luxurious. how is the accommodation, guys? it's not all good. the drive to the olympic stadium is long and you often get held up in traffic. the players are not going to love that.
olympic park even though nba players are representing home countries. here's the australian putting up his own shower curtain. the same boat used to host vip guests at super bowl xlvi will dock soon. new york's own carmelo anthony has been learning portuguese along with other team members. hours after arriving in rio, we new digs. one more win this summer and he'll be the most decorated olympic basketball player in the world. with the place to hold the party. ioc spokesperson told me they're not aware of any stake hoestake staying on a ship for them. they wouldn't let us onboard. >> maybe it was the accent. i'm not sure. keir, good to see you. thanks very much.
mike, longtime espn journalist. huge fan. part of nbc's coverage. >> great to be here with you, matt. >> you have done everything in your career. including covering a world cup here in 2014 in rio but never an olympic games. what are your expectations? >> just the passion that all corners of the globe coming together especially at a time like this where the world seems so angry and fragmented and all of the news is negative. where else are we gathering over 200 countries to bring together the world. i'm looking forward to see how that comes together and hopefully it's safe. >> not to shed the heartwarming things you said but people care about medals. we have to admit. how is it looking for team usa in her rio? >> with the doping issues, some russian athletes not here, probably even better chance. china second. one thing as you've experienced at the games, when that home
them boost their medal count and perhaps that would happen for brazil this time around. >> on average 50% boost of gold medals and 20% in medals overall. >> you saw it in vancouver and london. team gb was energized by the crowd. sometimes you play at home and it's more pressure. in the olympics it pushes athletes farther. >> what do you expect in glamorous sports. we're talking swimming, gymnastics, basketball, beach volleyball? >> beach volleyball will be glamour here. we love and our american teams, both women and men are so strong. those will be events happening here on copacabana beach where they break out in the middle of the day. that will be great. you mentioned basketball. usa has so many strong teams especially on the women's side where we'll see american medals pile up. >> we were talking before the show can athletes live up to the expectations and can some other
>> simone biles. go win four or five gold medals. michael phelps, most decorated olympian we've had, go win another two or three gold. that's so hard. as we see, it's one moment in time for all of these athletes. that has to be so much pressure. yet phelps has delivered games after games. can he do it the last time around or we think the last time around? >> just personally, is there an event you're looking forward to seeing? >> we're both golf fans. since 1904 since golf has been in the olympics. i would love to see competition great traction and suck heceed if it doesn't catch on, we ask them to hit a marshmallow and catch it in their mouth. >> great to have you here. we'll have more from rio just ahead. let's go back to savannah in new york. >> all right, guys, thank you so much.
i can rob a bank and use tirico as an alibi. >> here's the weather in your neck of the woods, al. >> don't go anywhere. >> i love it. when i show up at an olympic event, you'll see. i'll get you back. let's show you what we've got going on right now. the heat is back on. excessive heat warnings stretching from oklahoma the way into alabama and up into kansas. it will feel like 105 kansas city, little rock, 109. jackson, 107. birmingham will feel like 102. the good news is there's cooling weather coming behind us. look at this. denver 10 degrees below average. ahead of the front, temperatures awfully warm but as we get into the weekend, temperatures will start to moderate a bit new york city in the mid 80s. raleigh low 90s. you go back into the midwest and it's going to look pretty good.
picture perfect weekend. 79 degrees on sunday. . >> bri: if you liked yesterday, you'll love today. let's do it again, shall we? warm sunshine, a liggett sea breeze, 70s for cape cod and the islands. elsewhere, we warm into the 80s. mid to upper 80s not out of the question underneath that warm sunshine. sticks around with us again for tomorrow. the next weather maker doesn't arrive until we head into the weekend. for saturday, it does look like we could be in for some though not a washout. stay tuned for more details on the time line of those storms as we get into tomorrow morning. >> get your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. facts you've been told your life that are completely wrong but first a "today" exclusive.
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son brodie, a minute before he was killed in the nice terrorist attack. >> all of a sudden i hear my husband scream "watch out." i look up and see a big white truck headed straight toward us. >> reporter: sean copeland ran to his son and then chaos and the unthinkable. when you went to brodie, what condition was he in. >> not good. i knew that he >> reporter: sean lived a few hours. the entire time asking about brodie. >> we were that family that was two americans that died, that's us, that's our two americans. it's a nightmare. >> reporter: it was a dream vacation. in the days after the attack, kim and her stepchildren alone in france but feeling love from
messages and posts and tributes and even though we were not responding directly to them. we were reading them. >> reporter: the tributes and memorials are over now and kim says difficult reality is sinking in. you're back in texas. what's the hardest part about that? >> the house. >> my home. >> reporter: brodie's home, sean's home. >> the house that we built together that we wanted to live in forever is empty. >> reporter: she wants people to know that brodie loved baseball and was a friend to everyone and that her husband, sean,'s warning likely saved three lives. >> i don't regret going on our family vacation together because
five i wouldn't take back. >> reporter: kim says she's doing okay. how do you get out of bed each morning? >> i get up and go for them so that they know i'm okay. neither one of them would want me to be sad. >> reporter: a father and son lost to terror but their lives and love never forgotten. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, austin. >> brings it home. our hearts and prayers are with them for sure. aif you want to carmax will give you seven days to consider their offer. why seven days? science. join me as we walk through the seven stages of decisioning. 1. consideration. 2. questioning. 3. deciding. 4. queso. 5. nap. 6. sudoku. 7. tambourine practice. i think i made my point. they'll give you an offer for your car, you take seven days to think about it.
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. three minutes before 8:00 a.m. welcome to a sunny thursday. bri eggers has a check of your forecast. >> bri:
christa, today much like yesterday. already in the mid to upper 60s for most and hitting 70 degrees in boston, beverly, fitchburg, as well. we'll rise into the 80s for most of us under that warm sunshine, keeping humanity low and then we'll do it again tomorrow. christa? >> christa: all right, bri. thank you. no awe check of your thursday top stories. friends and family will be saying a final farewell to a seven-year-old boy who drowned at a beach in south boston at summer camp. a funeral for kyzr willis will be hell later this moshing in
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, life's a beach. matt and hoda go off duty in rio as they explore the famous beaches and a whole lot more. >> hi. >> really? >> what is happening? >> then, a candid conversation. jennifer garner opens up about life in the limelight, balancing work and motherhood and her relationship with ben affleck. >> how is your family doing?
family. and survey says, al takes us behind the scenes of "family feud." "today," thursday, august 4th, 2016. ? >> good morning, north carolina. diego. >> good morning, illinois. ? >> good morning, boston. >> today is my sweet 16. >> al, i want a hug for my birthday. >> birthday girls here in nyc! it's 8:00. it's thursday morning.
great crowd out here on the plaza. we've got al making his way. we've got dylan. okay. i just want to make sure that everyone caught this. dylan's throwback thursday song is "bust a move" and we can have an instant replay of her busting that move. we love it. >> a little bit of kick. >> you think you have athlete dylan. >> we can't even compare. let us recap of what's happened to us so far this morning. started the show i ran right into and even head butted the two mascots from the 2020 winter games and then i ran into billy bush jogging on the beach. along the promenade it gets better. looks at what's here. we've got a group of americans including our very own natalie morales and hoda kotb.
i need a beer. >> when did you get in? >> i got in yesterday at 11:00 in the morning. i hit the ground running. i have a story coming up. i sat down with jennifer garner. we'll talk about that. family life, balancing it all to her new movie out called "nine lives." we'll talk to her. >> i enjoy this >> come on, bring them over. i'm trading this. >> vodka is the national drink of brazil. >> we'll settle this all and we'll go back to you, savannah. >> a hard day at the office. guys, thank you so much.
cheers to you. let's get a check of the top stories. tamron is at the news desk. police in london say a woman killed in a knife attack was an american. the stabbing spree happened in an area popular with tourists. the suspect, a 19-year-old man, is identified as a norwegian national of somali descent and does not appear to be radicalized but his mental health is a significant ct dramatic new images this morning from inside the emirates jetliner that caught fire and exploded after crash landing in dubai. one firefighter died but remarkably all 300 people onboard the aircraft survived. new video shows the frightening moments inside an emirates jet plane moments after it made an emergency landing at the dubai airport wednesday. george was onboard and said there was no warning the plane
>> first, there was a jerk obviously and then the movement of the plane from side to side. and then the smoke eventually. >> reporter: an aviation industry source with knowledge of the accident telling nbc news the explosion may have been caused by a last second attempt to abort landing because of powerful gusts called wind shear. >> it really is beyond the pilots to do much except try to keep the aircraft in a straight line. >> reporter: as the cabin quickly filled with smoke, some passengers actually tried to >> leave your bags behind! >> reporter: the crew trying to evacuate the jet before the plane engulfed in flames. >> i got out of the plane just as the plane blew up. >> reporter: all 300 passengers and crew including six americans got out alive. there was one fatality. a
and black box for answers. the rule is to call before you dig. that didn't happen when workers using backhoe in los angeles on wednesday ruptured a gas line. no one, including the backhoe operator was hurt in that. a truck driver was injured and others faced a summer white out when a tractor-trailer hauling buckets of paint overturned on an indiana highway. puddles shut down several lanes. the mess took workers six hours to clean up. i have nothing clever but i bet you do, al roker. >> no. no. i got nothing. >> that's a first in tv history. >> it really is. >> sorry. >> you plead the fifth. >> i think there's a "jaws" reference in there. was there no pun available? >> i don't think so. >> you let us down.
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coming out tomorrow. it's called "nine lives." she recently sat down and chatted with natalie. good morning. >> there's lots of fun in the new comedy "nine lives" but in real life balancing family and work is to walken is involved and kevin spacey's soul is inside a cat, it's going to be spicy. >> wait a minute. i'm a cat. >> reporter: the star studded cast of "nine lives" have competition in the new summer comedy. fuzzy friends, irresistible and teach an important lesson of prioritizing family first. >> i love the idea of celebrating that parenting is
you can't buy parenting no matter what. you have to actually get down on the floor and spend time together. >> reporter: garner knows a thing or two about balancing family and work. but it's not always easy being a mom in the spotlight. i read that your son samuel said i hate the paparazzi. he had a bad experience. >> he sees them and says go out and tell them your son does not like it. it kills me. >> you have been very outspoken and enacted here to protect children. has it gotten any easier for you? >> my gosh, it's so much better, natalie. i really do thank all of the legislators that saw wisdom in not allowing paparazzi to lie in wait outside of your school, pediatrician offices, outside of your home. >> reporter: protecting family is not just a message in "nine
garner and ben affleck. how is your family doing? >> we're definitely a modern family. we're doing really well. thank you. >> you went to europe recently for a good family bonding trip. >> ben was working in london. i felt like the kids should have that experience and he and i are great friends. we just all went. >> that's admirable how you and ben have both all about children first and being a team and that's what you have to it has to be. >> jen talked about a support network and having her family and friends and helping her to follow her career and be where she is today and be the best mom she can be. she's so lovely. i just moved to l.a. she was giving me pointers on where to go and where to work out. can we be friends?
guys, back to you. >> thank you so much. it is time to trend. it's national chocolate chip cookie day. we love to observe national chocolate chip cookie day. these are some of the best. amazing. >> they are like doughnuts. >> let's go to health stories. a lot of health facts believe. business insider decided to debunk some of them. al never heard of this. beer before liquor gets you sicker. liquor before beer all clear or never fear. it's not true. it doesn't matter if you drink wine before the other -- if you drink too much, you'll get sick and the order makes no difference.
research to say beer before liquor never sicker. >> forget you, research and science. sugar causes hyperactivity in children. >> not true. >> myth. this is interesting. it started in 1974. a doctor rodewrote a letter to american academy of pediatrics that he believed it to be true and they published it. one doctor's hunch and now we believeit proof walking around the house. >> if you don't give them sugar, they still get nutty. >> and finally, does anyone here believe in the five second rule? i do. >> no. >> i live it every day. if you drop your food on the floor and it's less than five seconds, you can eat it, no germs. >> if it doesn't get stuff on it. >> i'll drop this on the set and
no problem. >> i take off the parts. >> that absorbs the dirt. the five-second rule is a myth. >> it's called contact. it's not like germs are going -- okay, now. >> it's not like a lint brush. don't get sick often. >> i think we know how matt lauer comes down on this issue. >>ive a 10, 15-second rule. i have three kids. hoda has five-minute rule. >> i do. when you're watching track and field olympic sports, you're going to see two things. you're going to see amazing athletic talent. two, creative arts and crafts. here's why. in order not to conflict with sponsors, athletes have to
you'll see a lot of things ranging from simple piece of tape to brightly colored spray paint to some very patriotic designs. >> that's creative. footwear vital piece of equipment and some athletes may not want to share their brand of choice with the world. >> there are so many reasons they do this. some choose to hide logos because they don't want to give free advertising for companies and show companies that they're >> a helicopter now. >> wow. >> buzzing us here. dylan, "pop start." >> let's begin with kris jenner. in a car accident wednesday afternoon. there are no details on the other driver. she was alone in the car but her daughter tweeted to reassure
and in other kardashian news, kim kardashian proving she's a loyal blackberry user. she said so my blackberry bold died. i can't find anymore on ebay. i knew this day would come and to be honest i'm prepared. fans tweeting suggestions for kim's new phone. i guess her iphone is what she was tweeting on and still taking selfies. the pop superstar is getting attention online but a simple way to avoid the paparazzi. when she was leaving the gym, she walked sideways with her back to the camera and got into her car. simple as that. this isn't the first time she's managed the strut before. remember when she went hiking down the trail backwards to avoid a camera. >> i wouldn't want that side of me being shown. she has a better backside. let's be honest. >> i don't know about that. >> thanks, al.
let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv supercenter. >> quick check of your weather. heavy showers and thunderstorms moving through the northern plains. wet weather down through the gulf and that monsoonal moisture continuing into the southwest. . >> bri: if you liked yesterday, you'll love today. let's do it again, shall we? warm sunshine, a liggett sea the islands. elsewhere, we warm into the 80s. mid to upper 80s not out of the question underneath that warm sunshine. sticks around with us again for tomorrow. the next weather maker doesn't arrive until we head into the weekend. for saturday, it does look like we could be in for some scattered showers and storm, though not a washout. stay tuned for more details on the time line of those storms as we get into tomorrow morning.
"today" show radio, seirius xm channel 108. >> announcer: open a coke and enjoy the games. >> on "today's" rio we reached final countdown for the opening ceremony tomorrow night. team usa 554 athletes here in rio. guess what? they'll have even more when it comes to tokyo. >> guess what? they also added five new sports ready? baseball, softball, new sports karate, climbing, skateboarding a and surfing. >> all week long we've showed you copacabana beach but just alongside copacabana is another very famous beach. it's called ipanema and hoda and
? >> when you talk about the atlantic ocean and beauty in brazil, it's not all about copacabana. we're in an area right now where we want to show you this beautiful beach. one of the most popular here. it goes from where we're standing right now all of the way down to that jetty that sticks out in the middle >> that beach is called ipanema. >> world famous. >> and a bunch of people -- what's cool about this spot if you want a great sunset and you can't a cold one, you sit there and watch the sunset. i would like some coconuts. i've been practicing how to say
excuse me. yes. how do you do it? can i try? >> be careful. seriously. >> one, two, one. that's hard. >> how's this going so far? you're going to hurt him. >> i'm doing it. get in there. >> i can't believe how brave you are to let her do that wit >> i never, ever quit. >> i'm going to enjoy my coconut back here. are you done? >> do you want me to hold yours? >> so many interesting things about rio. one, it's a place of contradiction. if you look there on that beach, that's the most expensive area
>> that's right. if you look over your shoulder climbing up that hillside, one of the poorest neighborhoods in all of rio. kind of cool to look at the promenade here. in copacabana the stones were arranged in a swirling pattern. here it's different. apparently each beach has its own look. >> hey. hi. >> really? >> how do i >> why don't you jump? >> what's the deal with the game? i don't understand. you don't use your hands. no hands. you can use your head and feet. over the net. >> yeah. like volleyball. >> all right. let's play. did i win? ow. >> you can't use your hands.
>> good. >> should matt play? >> i don't want to make them look bad with the body. seriously. they're going to get jealous. >> what! what is happening? matt won. >> here we go. >> i don't know what to do? i think that's a wrap, baby. >> that >> thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> that was great. >> a lot of people also go out to this rock that separates ipanema from copacabana. >> are we going home? to the copacabana. >> do those have any traction on them?
>> this is 7 news now. >> sarah: good thursday morn, everybody. it's 8:27 as you take a live look over boston. if you liked yesterday, you're really going the like today. let's send it foafer bri eggers with more on your forecast. >> bri: with day like yesterday, why not do it again? temperatures aea 60s for most, even the low 70s beverly, boston, fitchburg included in that. we're into the 80s for most this afternoon underneath that warm sunshine. a light sea breeze this afternoon. and we'll do it all again tomorrow. sarah? >> sarah: all right. now to your top stories. two people are recovering this morning after they were hit by a car in lowell. it happened on branch street last night. both victims were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. no word yet on the conditions or what may have caused the crash.
accident in woburn. investigators say she drove into two parked cars, a light post and a friends on wednesday. a post then went straight through the car's windshield, just grazing her. her relatives think she had a medical emergency. she is expected to be okay. cleaning crews and animal control officers heading back to the upton homeowhere more than a dozen cats were found living in filth. crews had to wear hazmat suits inside the home. they found two dead cats and removed eight others. they say there are about still left inside. "today in new england" returns at 9:00.
you repeat things. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. squuuuack, it's what you do. 8:30 on a thursday morning. the 4th of august, 2016. the crowd is building. we have guys over here who get an a for effort. they came all decked out in their best usa paraphernalia. thanks to them. natalie and hoda will stick around. you'll have a great interview for us tomorrow morning. >> i'm going to talk to the fierce five, the gymnast that
simone biles and company. we'll have that tomorrow. >> busy here one day away from the opening ceremony. savannah, guys, we can't wait. we'll send it back to you. we miss you guys the. >> we miss you, too. >> look forward to seeing you. >> can't wait. also this morning, we'll have a country party out on our plaza. tomorrow we've got this concert from blake shelton, music superstar, "voice" coach and we'll get into the mood for that today. >> country fashion that looks good in case you need inspiration head t see what's going on. i don't know what happened there, savannah guthrie. >> a country fashion show to get everyone excited about blake on the plaza. >> the lady screamed when you said blake. >> that was me. >> a sausage party in studio 1a. the animated new movie and let's say this one isn't for the kids. they'll tell us all about it.
when i visited the set of "family feud." >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we have going on. looking ahead to the weekend, for tomorrow, wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast into the ohio river valley. wet weather through the southwest into the mississippi river valley. west coast looking good. saturday a lot of rain new england mid-atlantic all of the way into the gulf. showers in the four corners. western third of the country looking good. sunday, valley on into the gulf coast. western third still looking good. things clear up around the great lakes on into the northeast, new england and the mid-atlantic states. . >> bri: if you liked yesterday, you'll love today. let's do it again, shall we? warm sunshine, a liggett sea breeze, 70s for cape cod and the islands. elsewhere, we warm into the 80s. mid to upper 80s not out of the question underneath that warm sunshine. sticks around with us again for
weekend. for saturday, it does look like we could be in for some scattered showers and storm, though not a washout. stay tuned for more details on the time line of those storms as we get into tomorrow morning. >> that's your latest weather. we have a beautiful young lady here. what's your name? >> shirley. >> you're 80? wow. today. happy birthday. >> isn't she gorgeous? >> i asked for i.d. i didn't believe she was 80. >> they're going out >> you're not done. >> i'm not. >> you're still working on our series game on "today." >> one of my favorite all-time game shows, i even got a chance to host the celebrity season a while back. ever since the days of richard dawson, one thing is for sure, you never are going to know what those surveys are the contestants are going to say.
partner to practice kissing. >> yes. >> sister. >> family can be a funny thing. >> name something a burglar would not want to see when they break into a house. >> naked grandma. >> now celebrating its 40th anniversary, "family feud" is big a hit online as it is on tv. >> the guy that had a lot of >> named something for follows the word pour. you don't get to see the whole thing. i was on the floor for 20 minutes. you the only person that said that. >> a big reason for the show's success, steve harvey marking
all i'm doing is just saying what the people at home are thinking. that's stupid. >> still thousands of families a year audition fixing to feud. >> right now we want to land this audition. >> we look for families that are enthu enthusiast enthusiastic. this ain't "jeopardy!." >> the best get called here to a set in atlanta where on this day nine fams trying for that coveted spot on the show. >> who has the biggest personality? >> there were nine families. how many of those families will actually make the taping? >> we hope all of them eventually. everybody did a great job in rehearsal. it's very rare that somebody doesn't make it. >> no matter how good of a player you are at home when you come here and the floor is lit up and lights is up, you're not
>> to prove it, steve put me on the spot with the show's signature fast money round. >> it's time to play -- >> fast money! >> you alone by yourself come up with 200 points, you are going to win the "today" show fast money. all right. 20 seconds on the clock. here we go. we asked 100 married men, name your wife's most unappealing habit. >> how deep is your belly button. >> half inch. >> if your love life was a movie, what would it be rated? >> r. >> name a food six inches long. >> hot dog. >> what is matt lauer's sexiest body part? >> his ears. >> let's go al. name your wife's most unappealing habit.
thing for ears. she rubs her ears. survey said? nagging. nagging was number one answer. how deep is your belly button. you said half inch. survey said. half inch was the number one answer. pretty good. if your love life were a movie, what would it be rated. you said r. survey said. r was the name a food that's about six inches long. you said hot dog. survey said. hot dog. we need 73 points. what do you think is matt lauer's sexiest body part. here you go. you said his damn ears. matt is going to be shocked when
survey said. i >> i'm stunned. >> his smile was number one. >> sometimes i get lost looking at his lobes. >> you do have an ear thing. >> we learned a lot about you there. >> probably too much. >> deborah rubbing the ears. >> to get your mind off that, all of the families who auditi n final cut to appear on the show. coming up next, seth rogen and james franco are here talking about getting animated in their new movie and it's called "sausage party." we'll let you out in a minute. first, this is "today" on nbc. ?
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we're back. it's 8:41. we have seth rogen and james franco here with r rated "sausage party." it's about a bunch of supermarket foods who thinks paradise awaits when somebody buys them but they find the ugly truth about what happens when they land outside of the grocery store doors. >> in here it seems like the best route is to go through the liquor aisle. shall we? it seems out of the way. are you sure? >> yeah. totally sure. >> okay. because the way you're saying it doesn't sound like you're too confident. >> yeah. trust me. >> okay. there we go. >> can i just say, guys, that's honestly the only 19 seconds we could find that could be aired on this show. >> that clip is no way indicative of what the movie is about. it's the only airable moment. >> it makes me feel embarrassed.
humiliate you. >> seth, you play a hot dog. tell us the premise after that? >> you're not allowed to i would imagine. it's about food from a grocery store who thinks that something good happens when it's purchased and ultimately obviously something terrible happens and one hot dog has the journey where he tries to illuminate the store into the reality of what happens. meanwhile, there's another hot dog tha encounters james franco's character who is just named druggy. >> i'm one of the only humans. i didn't get to play food in this one. >> your character's name is druggy which leads to the question who is the target audience here for this movie? >> not children i would say. i really think it's for everyone honestly. it's been so much better received than you would think a movie about a talking hot dog would be.
into this movie honestly. it was inspired by our love of pixar movies and animation. it has a lot of surprisingly deep ideas in it again considering it's essentially talking food for 90 minutes. i think people will be surprised how much heart there is in the movie and there's as lot of theological thought that went into the movie. if you bring your kids to it, you are a bad parent. >> we >> i think it's the best movie seth and the gang has done. >> really? >> i told one of his producers i think it's the best movie ever made. >> i would say just for the shear number of hot dog doubles, that was incredibly impressive. >> exactly. >> if there were a gold medal. >> i think that we put a lot into it. i think it's a genuinely funny movie.
the objects and things that surround them that the secret life of food is such an obvious arena to go down. it makes sense why a kids' movie wouldn't explore that because it's quite horrific what happens to food but that's why we tackled that subject. >> listen, let's talk about your relationship. >> why don't we. >> as we do, roll the video, please. why do you think it works? >> look at us. >> i think we met with seth was so young and impressionable. >> i was under age. he was the alluring older man. he was inviting me on fancy dinners. it was like "50 shades of grey." >> i can't say i didn't invite that. we love that parity of kanye and kim video. did you fight over who got to be
originally. >> i was going to be kim and seth had an epiphany. >> we switched at the last minute. it's not the first time we switched roles? >> anything in the works we can look forward to? >> we made another movie i produced with franco and i directed and i also act in. it's about the making of a movie called "the room" known for being the worst movie ever made an >> okay. >> before i let you go, you are in a movie, is it about porn? >> it's an hbo show. >> i see the mustache. that made me think -- >> you caught me in my 1970s glory right here. >> always fun to have you here. the movie is called "sausage party." >> you can't even say it. >> in theaters nationwide on
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what are you doing? papi, i'm making sure cuppy doesn't burn. ? dunkin' iced, oh, yeah, in the summertime ? ? livin' in a dunkin' paradise ? >> announcer: soundtrack of style sponsored by jcpenney. get your pennies worth at jcpenney. >> we' k series this morning called "soundtrack of style." in honor of blake shelton's performance on our plaza, we are lo going to add country to our look. talk to me about -- this is kelsey. an overall look which is super cute. >> you can't talk about country fashion and not talk about denim and overalls together. it's double the power. you can wear a dress like this.
music festival. so many options and then you can add a pop of color like the cross body bag or keep it neutral like her sandals here. >> super cute. >> hammered metal earrings and you're ready to go. >> kiera looks amazing here. a light crochet knit. sweet and tough like country girls themselves. and turquoise accessories. that southwestern charm. earrings. a nice chunky bracelet. >> looks very good. thank you so much. now, we have the country gentleman. this is mike. looking fabulous i might say. >> mike here is inspired by blake shelton himself. so you often see blake shelton to take a country style and
taking a flannel but formal and putting it under a metallic blazer like this. and hands in the pockets. >> looks good. you can wear this anywhere. you wouldn't look out of place. >> it could be casual or formal. mix of denim and blazer. you can really go anywhere. >> good job, mike. our next model is beebe. >> looks wearing a southern lady dress. a pop of color on her shoes with a neon coral. it's like a hoop skirt like ladies of charleston. >> i love this copper bracelet. show that off. that's pretty. >> a great way to add a little bit of shine to a more matte dress. >> this is different. this is nicole. >> this is nicole.
'n' roll. a floppy hat style like this. flutter sleeve dress. just kind of feels bohemian in style. you can put cowboy boots with those as well or a suede sandal and she could be in austin, really. >> she could be anywhere. >> nashville. someone will hand her an acoustic guitar and ask her to sing a solo. country is a perfect look for fall. you throw on a boots and you're ready for the next one. >> emily, thank you so much. >> if you want more fashion advice including how to turn your summer dress into a fall look, go to today.com/style. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone.
life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone. spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen and get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. here we are on the we better do birthday wishes. >> sounds like a great idea. let's get to smucker's jars and see who we've got. first up, happy 100th birthday to mabel dickinson. she's from louisiana. visited all 50 states, several countries and you know she has a lot of stories to tell and annie grace is 101 years old.
happy birthday to david. he didn't retire as a lawyer until last year. he still goes to the bar. and ellis hart served his country during world war ii. we salute you, sir. and julia is 100 years old and says secret to longevity is coffee. coffee is the key to survival. happy 100th from minnesota. for the past 50 years, leo and his 90-year-old brother enjoy happy hour together. i like that. we salute you for your service. if you know someone turning 100 years old, head to today.com/celebrate and tell us all about them and include a picture. >> nice. >> what do we have coming up next hour? >> james franco is going to be back. he's got another movie. >> he's busy these days.
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a terrifying encounter. one woman's run-in with a stranger. hammering america's coast. and the u.s. women's soccer team starting their trek to another gold. a couple more days of warm sunshine in store, but then we will be tracking scattered showers and storms come saturday. >> anchor: okay, bri. thank you. all pat randazzo: when i see those false ads attacking kelly on medicare, i wonder... ...do they think that we're stupid?
we know kelly. for seniors here in new hampshire - she has an impeccable record. mary griffin: we need to work across the aisle-which she does. mimi kolodziej: she's fighting for seniors and protecting medicare. pat randazzo: kelly knows that we need to work together to really preserve and strengthen medicare. mary griffin: new hampshire seniors trust kelly ayotte because she has never let us down.
we have breaking news this morning. an american killed. a man in london going on the attack with a knife seemingly at random. a girl shaken up. police investigating after a run-in with a stranger in new hampshire. and woman soccer kicking off. game one all wrapped up and we are taking you to rio for all the action. >> announcer: this "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody, thank you for joining us, i am sarah french. >> christa: and i am kris -- i am krista del camp. great to have this weather. open up a window. >> sarah: i haven't been outside. bri, how it looking. >> bri: the cool temperatures to start and want to update you -- lat update tropical storm earl was downgraded to a thunderstorm when it made