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good morning. homestretch. clinton and trump kick their campaigns into high gear. >> hillary clinton would be a disaster. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> clinton up six points overall tougher mountain for trump to climb. with just 63 days to go can he turn things around? not over yet. hermine churning up more high winds and dangerous whip currents. warnings still in effect. beaches in new york closed for a third day. glitch in the system. overnight a major airline's glitch in the check in system.
back on track for tens of thousands of passengers. destroyed. an iconic landmark tipped over. the incident caught on tape and the search is on to track down those vandals, "today," september 6th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. it's september 6th. it's after labor day. i want to tell myself there's another side to that story with those people knocking over that ancient rock sculpture. >> if our show can accomplish one thing today maybe that tape will help authorities figure out who those people are. we'll tell you more about that coming up in just a while. crunch time in the presidential race. just 63 days to go now. hillary clinton and donald trump
the finish beginning the post-labor day push by barnstorming key batttleground states. we have it all covered. let's start with national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. here we finally are post-labor day. alas the start of the homestretch. this is where things stand this morning. our brand new nbc news survey monkey poll shows this race is holding steady. clinton maintaining a six-point lead over trump. 48-42 as candidates and allies furiously fight for every last vote. just 63 days to go for hillary clinton and donald trump. no time for a holiday. new this morning, the latest nbc news battleground map shows despite narrowing poll numbers, clinton retains a significant electoral advantage over trump. monday the two converging on the key state of ohio. the plane sitting just yards apart. >> i am so happy to have all of
unwilling to answer reporters' questions, for the first time she invited the press on her newly decorated plane. >> we never had a foreign adversarial power be already involved in our electoral process. we've never had a nominee of one of our russians to hack more. >> trump also briefly allowing reporters onboard his jet adding uncertainty to his immigration plan, refusing to rule out granting legal status for undocumented immigrants. >> we'll make that decision into the future. >> kicking off a fierce final two months of campaigning for team clinton, it's all hands on deck. joe biden and tim kaine together in pennsylvania. former rival bernie sanders in
and former president bill clinton on the trail in detroit, michigan. after a few weeks of fund-raising, hillary clinton is back to courting voters. joking about a coughing fit. every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> trump's campaign manager pouncing on twitter. must be allergic to media and just as bondy was considering investigating trump university for fraud. >> she's a fine person. never spoke to her. never. >> bondy ultimately chose not to investigate. the trump campaign says the money was a clerical error. trump and his allies are making pay to play allegations against clinton arguing there was an improper relationship between her state department and clinton
the clinton faces the first true face-off, the first of three presidential debates now less than three weeks away. trump, matt and savannah, says he will be there. >> thank you very much. let's dive further into what clinton and trump are planning for the final stretch. nicole wallace and mark halperin join us. well rested. looking good. let me start with you, mark. if you talk about donald trump, what does he need to over the next 63 days. ? what does he need to avoid? >> focus on making the election about change and the economy. have a great first debate and start running tv ads in some of these states. he needs to avoid having focus on him over the flaps and controversy he creates on a regular basis. >> how would you answer the same question, nicole? >> he needs to be more normal. he's been a weird political
offense. it's almost always the campaign that wins. he has an opportunity to be on offense because there are -- the electorate has questions about hillary clinton's judgment. and the fbi dumping about their investigation. he instead got himself embroiled in a fight with jeff flake. he cannot resist the temptation to take a cheap shot at other republicans. >> let's switch over now. hillary clinton and her must she avoid? >> she has to undermine any sense that people have that donald trump is a safe choice. people want change. what they don't want is risky change. she needs to relentlessly point out to this guy that he's not prepared. she also has to sell herself and what kind of president she will be. she needs to avoid errors that highlight people's lack of faith
untrustworthy. >> i have an obsession with the first debate. she's done a really good job painting him as a little bit of a lunatic. and if he seems milder than what she's told people he would be like, he could succeed simply by reading the phone book in a mellow voice. she needs to be careful not to caricature him to a point where he takes the stage with her and >> do you look at these debates as a huge inflection point? the media always hypes the debates. this time it's true? >> these will be worldwide events. this campaign is the o.j. simpson trial of political campaigns. the first debate will be the cado testimony. i think these debates will be the moment where the public
these candidates. >> a chance for trump. any benefits by low expectations? >> he does. the clinton campaign is concerned about this. if he shows up and doesn't drool on himself it will be a huge win. he needs to come to the first debate and reassure people that he's a plausible person the american people can be proud of. that's what he's trying to do. >> i don't know why i always love the swallows returning but long recession. one of the topics we're going to hear about in the coming months or weeks is the possible shutdown of the government again. how might that play into the campaign, the race, nicole? >> i think this whole republican side of the race at least was about outsiders. i think to the degree that the men and women in washington look like typical gridlock insiders, i think that could serve trump's interest. >> the only reason he has a
washington works. if washington looks dysfunctional and he says i can fix it and she can't because she's part of the problem, that would be an advantage for him for sure. >> a reminder tomorrow night both clinton and trump will take part in our special live prime time forum from nbc news and iraq and afghanistan veterans of america. the focus, issues that would confront them as commander in chief. you can see it at 8:00 eastern here on nbc and msnbc. trouble from hermine is far from over. the storm that caused trouble over the holiday weekend is lingering over the east coast and another day of rough surf is on tap. let's go to al. he's got the latest. >> this video you're looking at is from a beach house that caught fire and the winds there along the rhode island beach so difficult for the firefighters to fight. you can see the trees blowing. this house a total loss. thankfully nobody was at home. we'll deal with winds like that again.
leave. we've been talking about hermine or at least starting as invest 99l for 20 days. just barely by thursday morning clears south of rhode island. we are going to see strong winds today. right now winds 20 to 30 miles an hour and that will continue during the day today drifting and we're talking about the possibility of coastal flooding from norfolk to ocean city and then as you move to the north, long island into providence, moderate risk of flooding from high tide. we're also talking about a hurricane down in the eastern pacific that may cause flooding to your hometown in tucson. >> we don't get a lot of hurricanes in tucson.
next half hour. >> thank you very much. overnight president obama kicked off an historic visit to laos becoming the first u.s. president to ever visit that country. nbc's ron allen is traveling with the president. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama said the united states has a moral obligation to help the people of laos recover from a horrible legacy of the vietnam war. millions of unexploded bombs still litter killing and maiming nearly half a century later. an historic moment in laos as president obama becomes the first sitting u.s. president to visit this finely land locked nation of just 6 million people that america bombed so heavily during the vietnam war. >> whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll. especially on innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: the president announcing the u.s. will spend
that did not explode. the president here as laos hosts a summit of southeast asian nations where mr. obama abruptly canceled a meeting with the philippine president after a vulgar insult when he thought mr. obama would criticize for thousands of killings of drug lords since he came to power. today through a spokesman, he apologized. th for president obama in china where he locked horns with russian leader vladimir putin, an intense 90-minute face to face over syria. the two unable to agree on a cease-fire. here in laos while attending the summit, president obama will visit a relief agency that helps victims of the bombings. the government in laos says it will help step up efforts to help find remains of u.s.
thank you very much. breaking overnight, a travel nightmare for tens of thousands of british airways passengers. a computer failure led to long lines and hours long delays at airports around the world. employees had to manually check in passengers at airports from seattle to chicago. it delayed dozens of london-bound flights. passengers used social media to complain and reach out to the airline for answers. there was still some delays at london's heathrow airport t urging customers to check online before they reach the airport. lawmakers go back to work on capitol hill today returning from a seven-week recess. they have a long to-do list. one thing that congress has to do in the coming months, pass legislation that would prevent a government shutdown. both chambers will have fewer than 20 days to complete the work before taking off for their month-long election season recess. other high priority items on the
combat the zika virus and moving forward with anti-terrorism package. an outspoken conservative spokesperson has died. her son says she died of cancer monday at her home in st. louis. she was 92 years old. for the first time since his controversial early release, we're now seeing swimmer brock turner back home in ohio. his sexual assault conviction and sentencing sparked national outrage and is now leading to new protests. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest on that. gadi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. in the next couple hours brock turner is expected to report here to the local sheriff's department where he'll have to register as a sex offender. at that point the sheriff will send out postcards to all of his neighbors alerting them that a sex offender is moving in nearby
this small community already know he's here. this is one of the first images of brock turner taken exclusive by the daily mail showing turner back at his parents' home in suburban ohio just days after serving three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a dumpster on stanford campus after a fraternity party. the picture taken amid an unwelcome home kcome the picture taken amid an unwelcome home kchomecoming. >> i just think that he should not be hiding in his parents' house. he should be in prison paying for what he did. >> turner's father mowing the lawn outside that house over the weekend. dan turner made headlines after urging a judge for leniency saying that prison time would be
lenient who called for removal of the judge in the case, himself a stanford alum. the judge now battling a recall to remove him from the bench while turner will regularly have to report to the local sheriff and probation officers. >> he'll be assigned a probation officer. they will put certain restrictions on what he can and can't do outside the realm of registering as a sex offender. >> for the next three years, turner will undergo random drug alcohol and as a sex offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school. >> there are schools everywhere. it's a problem. it makes us uncomfortable being so close to someone who literally ruined this girl's life. >> reporter: turner once a promising swimmer has been banned from swimming competitively. he's also been banned from stanford's campus. at this point there's no word on whether he may try to enroll in a school or college back home here in ohio. matt, back to you.
forecast. is this where we get to hear about the hurricane in tucson? >> that's coming up at 7:30. in the meantime, we have a lot to talk about around much of the country. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it's going to start heating up in the mid-atlantic states, ohio river valley and the gulf coast. we're looking at heavier showers and thunderstorms up in the upper mississippi river valley and we'll be talking about that flood threat in the southwest coming up in just a little bit.
hermine just to the south of us. still pin wheeling into the moisture. a lot of drizzle around this morning. gusty wind is not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. gust 20s to 30mph. we'll continue to contend with scattered showers and mist through the day. rip currents also a current at if shoreline. 7 on 7 forecast. scattered showers around on wednesday. gusts to 20 to 30mph. you start the break out of the pattern toward the end of the week. you turn the heat up >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, vandals topple a popular landmark. how police are now trying to track that group down. the start of a special rossen report series to help you beat the morning traffic rush. okay. which gps systems and apps will actually get you to your destination the fastest? we'll try them out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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enter town. not looking too bad on our camera, but let's go to the maps. we're watching not one but two accidents. this cleared eastbound before newton corner. that's good news. we're watching this crash eastbound on route 16. this is where a car went over the guardrail. so it's causing major delays from 495 into boston, eastbound on the pike almost 80 minutes this morning. sarah, back to you. >> christa: thanks, danielle. let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. not nearly as strong. gust 20s to 30mph. nothing like the 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts across the islands we saw yesterday. temperatures now into the 60s. finishing off in the low to mid-70 was those scattered showers this afternoon. >> sarah: thanks, guys. we're back with another update in about 25 minutes. hope to see you then. narrator: "by almost every measure, public charter schools have been a success." "they are models of inspiration."
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we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september, 2016. giving our crowd some well deserved facetime. we'll get out and say hello in a little while. >> has that first day of school feeling, doesn't it? the post-labor day push begins and hillary clinton's national lead over donald trump remains steady. according to the nbc news survey monkey weekly election tracking poll out this morning, clinton remains up 48% to 42%. new york beaches closed again today because of hermine. the storm is producing dangerous rip currents along the northeast coastline as it continues to spin offshore.
quarterfinals of the u.s. open and made history in the process. 308th victory in grand slam matches so she's now surpassed roger federer for the most of all-time. here's the story we told but at the top of the show. police are on the hunt for a group of vandals caught on camera destroying a popular rock formation at a state park along the oregon coast. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has that story. >> reporter: the short video clip shows the rock formation and what sounds like the words "got it." this is what oregon's state police and parks department are reviewing this morning. what appears to be an apparent act of vandalism at a famous sandstone that until now have stood for generations. a popular fenced off
is cape kiwanda stood on a landscape more than 18 million years old. a picture perfect spot for newlyweds or to watch the sunset into the sea. the parks department thought the seven-foot tall ten-foot wide rock formation known as the duck bill collapsed naturally. that is until david kalas posted this video. >> i confronted one of them. the first thing that came out of the person's mouth that i talked one of their buddies apparently broke their leg on top of the rock. >> reporter: it's hardly the first time we've seen nature's beauty toppled. two years ago two boy scout leaders were given a year probation and fined after they shoved over a 170 million year old rock formation.
restitution after posting a photo of her name carved into a red rock wall in sedona, arizona. this morning in arkansas, it's unclear if anyone will face charges or a fine. a spectacular sandstone that stood the test of time until it was toppled in seconds. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> imagine everything it withstood for 18 million years and then that. >> sometimes stories lead you speechless which is probably a good t b television. >> how about that weather. >> how about that weather. we are talking about a hurricane making its way in through the eastern pacific just about ready to make landfall in cabo san lucas. you can see it will bring moisture up into the southwest from texas all of the way into arizona. a flood threat for the southwest.
for arizona, new mexico, and texas. some places picking up three to five inches of rain. if this makes it up as a tropical system, it will be only the fourth time that a tropical or depression has made it into the tucson area. the last one, 1992. tropical storm lester. you can see there's the flood threat. risk of strong storms later today in upper mississippi river ll the heat that's going to be coming into the east. we are also watching again hermine trying to get the heck out of here. >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. hermine just to the south of us. still pin wheeling into the moisture. a lot of drizzle around this morning. gusty wind is not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. gust 20s to 30mph. we'll continue to contend with scattered showers and mist through the day. rip currents also a current at if shoreline.
scattered showers around on wednesday. gusts to 20 to 30mph. you start the break out of the pattern toward the end of the week. you turn the heat up >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> thank you for the forecast for my mommy. appreciate it. just ahead on trending, what men spend three weeks of their lives waiting on their better halves to do. >> another thing we can't tell you on live first, a special rossen report to help you beat the rush. >> we're going back to work and school and we're hitting the roads and traffic is terrible again. are you taking the fastest route? my producer and i that was invigorating! you're probably wondering why i've just carved a giant wooden tiger. well, the answer is that a real one would maul me.
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helping you beat the traffic rush. >> jeff ranieri is here helping us cut down the time and aggravation in the car. >> they won't let me inside. summer is over. we're back to school. back to work. the roads, they are getting ugly. here on 49th street outside of our studio. are you taking the fastest route to work or spending too much time caught in traffic. this morning, we'll save you time on your morning commute. we're trying out popular navigation apps on our way into work. we'll see what will get us here the fastest. it's a traffic nightmare. bumper to bumper. with no relief for miles but can your gps or smartphone really get you out of this? okay. we're setting up a driving challenge of our own to see if those apps will save us time on our morning commute. right now we're on long island.
york city. here with my producers lindsey and josh, josh is going to use the regular in car gps. lindsey is going to be using apple minneapolis. the icon on your iphone. and i'm going to use the waze app. we'll see who gets there first. everyone get in your cars. right away waze is diverting me on theer look at this. i'm flying by all this traffic. look at highway traffic. look at me. love it. but josh's car gps just programmed for the shortest route steers him straight onto the highway. >> we are crawling in right now. i still have 39 miles to go on this highway. >> over in lindsey's car, she programs apple maps for shortest time but for some reason it takes her onto the congested ed
>> it's like a parking lot out here. >> smooth sailing with waze. love it if it works. taking me down back roads and onto another highway. josh, he's not moving much at all. >> more brake lights. >> take a look at lindsey now. suddenly apple minneapolis aps her on clear roads and apple maps is smooth sailing through the tunnel. let's see what happens when we get out. >> lindsey is back in the game. waze is taking me another way. miles away from lindsey's tunnel. >> i haven't been stuck in traffic at all. a lot of twist and turns but i always kept moving which feels better. sitting in traffic is the worst. now it's a race to the finish line. >> just a few more blocks to go.
who's is going to be? at the nbc studios and take a look. no sign of josh or lindsey. i'm the first one here. waze wins. now i wait and wait. come on already, i could have had two coffees by now. here comes lindsey. nine minutes after us. i bet she thinks she won. we beat you by nine minutes. >> wow. >> but where's josh? >> come on, come go. >> he's already pushing 20 minutes past me already. >> remember, his car gps is taking him on the shortest route, not necessarily the fastest. >> he finally decided to make it. he is here 30 minutes on the nose past me. a full half hour. >> are you kidding? that seemed to take forever. i'm so glad to be here. >> it really pays off. that's a lot of time in the morning when you could be at
coffee doing a lot of things. >> sleeping. >> nice job, guys. thanks for roughing it. >> in our experiment both apple maps and waze saved us time. the cool thing the traffic information is crowd sourced so it's fellow drivers performing realtime data. here's another quick tip. no matter what gps you use or app go, into the settings. make sure it's on the shortest time instead of the shortest distance. as you c s isn't necessarily the shortest. for goodness sake, how are you? thank you for coming by. can i come in already? i get to work and i can't come in. they tell me to come back outside. >> you just stay where you are. what do you have coming up tomorrow? >> does that hurt by the way? turning that way. >> i'm good. it just looks that way. >> tomorrow morning, the great escape continues after dealing with that traffic, you'll need a vacation. we got you covered. we'll show you where you can get the biggest deals right now through the entire fall season.
where i can go on the water slides and you can do whatever you want. we're talking about locations, luxury resorts, airlines where you can travel like a rock star on a budget. we're naming names. that's tomorrow right here on "today." >> all right. >> see you in a few minutes. >> thank you very much. coming up, what oprah is saying about new rumors that she's getting married. and carson shows us what one woman did for her son that just earned her the nickname supermom right after this. everyone knows someone who's lost weight on weight watchers. my mom does it, my sister does it. so what do they do? they go and change everything. are they crazy?! but guess what? it worked! it. worked. weight watchers members have lost 15% more weight in the first two months on the beyond the scale program than on our previous program. i am the better version of myself. this isn't a diet; this is a lifestyle change that works. join for free and get a free starter kit. hurry, offer ends september 19th. ?
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>> this is 7 news now. >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. 7:57 right now as you take a live look outside. it is wet and rainy. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> andy:>> chris: haven't h we see that today. as we do have hermine to the south of us pin wheeling in some areas of mist and shower activity. the wind is out of the north. it's not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. we'll still see some gusts 20 to 30mph. temperatures this afternoon running lower to middle 70s. this continues tomorrow with scattered showers and a few gusty winds. sarah? >> sarah: our top story, a state trooper is rushed to the hospital after his cruiser was rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver on the expressway.
the trooper was hurt but is expected to be okay. the driver was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. the boston police department's plan the use body cameras is headed to court. boston's largest police union is asking for an injunction to delay the start of the program. we'll have much more on this coming up in about 25 minutes. hope to see you then have. hope to see you then have. a gr new hampshire college students
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, faith, love and loss. we go inside the emotional journey of country sta rory feek as they document joey's life with cancer and the birth of their daughter. rory joins us live in studio 1a to share their story with the world. and grandma's wish granted. hoda helps one deserving woman check off her bucket list.
with a surprise spin in a monster truck taking her on a ride she'll never forget. roasting rob lowe. >> you tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast you can probably get a job as tom brady's ball boy. >> the best moments from the hilarious event and what actor is now saying about being the butt of all those jokes. "today," tuesday, september 6th, 2016. >> hello from minnesota. >> all of the way from alabama. >> good morning. >> good morning, chattanooga. >> it's her 21st birthday. >> i'm turning 22.
? >> beautiful day. look at what's blown in. hoda. >> good to have you here. >> i'm so excited. >> you have a great story. deserving folks check something off their bucket list so we're surprising people. we had a grandma today. you're going to love her story. we'll talk to her in just a second. >> the reaction is awesome. >> it's day two of breaking "today" and this morning that guy is about to attempt the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension with chains.
straitjacket laying around just in case. >> we always have one around here. >> comes in handy. >> we'll watch that happened live. first, on this tuesday morning, it's time for the news at 8:00. >> reporter: we begin with the race for the white house. i'm kristen welker. hillary clinton heads to battleground florida later today. our latest nbc news survey monkey online poll shows clinton holding onto her lead. she's up six points nationally over donald trump. she's still facing tough quess clinton foundation, all of that giving trump an opening to pounce. hillary clinton trying to turn the page on the issues still dogging her campaign barnstorming in ohio and illinois monday. >> we're going to run a campaign of issues, not insults. >> reporter: and answering tough questions on her new campaign press plane. nbc's andrea mitchell asking about why she told the fbi she couldn't remember details about how information is classified.
certain meetings, whether or not they had occurred, doesn't in any way affect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: clinton's health also making headlines after this coughing fit monday, which she made light of. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> reporter: clinton telling reporters it's just seasonal allergies but it comes amidst re about her health. >> i'm not concerned about the conspiracy theories. there are so many of them i've lost track of them so i pay no attention to them. >> reporter: a sign of the escalating race, clinton's plane and duonald trump's on a cleveland tarmac. he tried to clarify his imdpr immigration policy.
have to go out and come back in. >> reporter: accusing hillary clinton of not looking presidential. clinton's running mate tim kaine attacked. >> at the end of second term of hillary clinton, donald trump will still be saying that very same thing as he's hawking bottled water somewhere. >> reporter: clinton yesterday also accused russia of mettle new ad highlighting some of the controversial comments that donald trump has made about veterans. trump answering announcing 88 retired generals and admirals who now support him ahead of the nbc news commander in chief forum tomorrow night. trump will campaign in virginia beach later today. matt, back to you. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. president obama pledged $90 million this morning to clear away unexploded bombs in laos.
million tons of bombs on laos during the war in neighboring vietnam. they still kill or maim dozens of people every year. the president didn't apologize but said the u.s. has a moral obligation to help heal the lasting wounds of that war. he's in laos for meetings to strengthen u.s. diplomatic ties in that region. the president appears likely to drop a proposal that would have ruled out any nuclear first strike by the united states. according to "the new york times," this question of option came up repeatedly this summer. the president wants to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in u.s. strategy but defense and state department officials argue that such a move could signal a lack of resolve by the u.s. at a time when russia and china are being more aggressive. want to tell you about a bizarre story out of california where a former san francisco 49ers player was arrested for attacking to men at a hotel
you can see bruce miller stumbling down a walkway with a bloody face. miller tried to enter the wrong room at a marriott hotel and got into an altercation with a 70-year-old man and his son. both of those men were taken to a local hospital with officials saying the elder man suffered broken bones. police say miller then ran off to a motel across the street. miller faces several felony charges and was released by the 49ers on monday. up ball boy can be a difficult and painful job. >> i wonder how that one ends. a grand encore. how barbra streisand added more history to that legendary career. >> of course she did. and their wish is my command. how we're turning bucket list dreams into reality for some
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we're back. it's 8:11. "trending" time people. nothing like "trending" party. what is one of the most irritating things about shopping? i know you like to shop. >> waiting around. if you're sitting there forever. >> when someone else is >> nothing to do. >> a new study that shows that men spend on average per year the equivalent of three weeks of their lives waiting for their wives or girlfriends to shop. sorry. my facts were wrong. three weeks of their lives waiting. >> i was going to say a year. >> three weeks of their lives waiting.
40 minutes a month. >> they spent two weeks answering the question does this make my butt look bad. >> i don't mind shopping with someone if they don't mind i can go outside when i'm bored. i'll be right here. >> they could put a small bar kiosk. >> i don't like to shop with anyone. definitely not my husband. >> worst part of shopping for me is we would drive into the parking lot and our parents would see a spot and they would make us stand there with three kids holding the spot. >> when i got my driver's license, my dad said you're taking your mother shopping. you want the car. here you go. you take her shopping. >> it all makes sense now. >> it's been a tough couple days for ball boys in professional sports. let's start with the u.s. open. sometimes on "trending" the video really needs no explanation. just watch. firing off a serve where no
the ball speed 123 miles per hour. insert joke here, matt lauer. >> need this job. >> knock the wind out of you moment. things weren't better for the oakland a's ball boy. the team relies on him to catch foul balls because there's no wall to protect players in the bull pen. hits the wall and then ricocheting off the back of pitcher chris smith's head. he did not look happy. threw the towel down. >> you have to make that play, kid. come on. >> a for effort. >> get a better jump on the ball. >> what park still has pitcher sitting out there? >> a lot of them do.
start." >> is oprah ready to marry her partner of 30 years? they say oprah is in the middle of planning a dream wedding complete with a vera wang dress and a $4 million honeymoon. someone forgot to share those details with oprah. six people who know we well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited. it's not true. the great barbra streisand, just scored her 11th number one album. it's called "encore." singing with celebrities like jamie fox and melissa mccarthy. she's tied for third for the artist with the number one albums. pretty amazing. and rob lowe, probably waking up
last night he became the next celebrity to be roasted. these are only two we can show you on morning tv. >> it's not easy being rob. he said being so handsome made it difficult for him to find meaningful roles. i wanted to ask brad pitt about that but he was so busy acting in meaningful roles. >> the only thing you're consistently on is twitter with i is surprising because you've never mastered one character let alone 140. >> "snl" released a compilation of best sketches. the pope insists on always being in a soundproof glass box. >> there you go. that's your "pop start." s
facebook page. you see outside the window folks with umbrellas and actually some remnants, some rain, from hermine, making its way. you can see it spinning around. hermine will not get out of here. been talking about it for 20 days. 65-mile-per-hour winds. it eventual ly heads out to sea but not before causing problems in beach erosion. we also have strong storms stretching great lakes. we've got a risk of strong storms from green bay to des moines with a risk of isolated tornado and heavy rain from missouri all of the way stretching up into parts of wisconsin and also minnesota as well. >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. hermine just to the south of us. still pin wheeling into the moisture. a lot of drizzle around this morning. gusty wind is not nearly as
we'll continue to contend with scattered showers and mist through the day. rip currents also a current at if shoreline. 7 on 7 forecast. scattered showers around on wednesday. gusts to 20 to 30mph. you start the break out of the pattern toward the end of the week. you turn the heat up >> heading out the door, check us out on "today" show radio. as we all know, hoda is re people. >> loves to do this. we saw her skills on full display last fall as part of make your "today" story. we commissioned her to give us another series. this week she's bringing us hoda's bucket list granted. what is this about? >> love this one. everyone has things they're dying to do in their lives and for most people those dreams would be impossible to achieve so we thought why not pull some "today" show strings and help a
all were nominated by their loved ones and none had a clue it was coming. >> she's going to see hoda first and then us? >> sisters, erin, kelly and meredith, hatched an elaborate skin involving shards of broken glass to witness mom do this. >> my god. first, a little back >> my mom just gives and gives and gives and asking for nothing in return. >> she has an amazing heart. she loves people. she loves to help. >> it would be so nice for her to have something just for her. >> my mom is this funny, proper grandmother but yet she has this thing with monster trucks. even when she sees someone with a jacked up truck on the road, that would be so fun to drive. >> only thing she's done close
and pushed dirt around but she loved it. >> to grant this bucket list wish and get grandma behind the wheel, we enlist mark hall, driver of the 5 ton boeheimith. >> go ahead. this is your spot. i'm going to be over here. so you'll be able to see me. your mom is going to be back >> it's going take her a minute to process. when she sees a monster truck and realizes that hoda is there for her, she's going to freak out. >> you are very, very handsome. >> cheryl thinks she's coming to the fairgrounds to visit the horses. after a few moments, they notice our set. cheryl doesn't want to interrupt my special report.
cheryl. how are you? >> fine. >> hi, mommy. >> you're here. >> all of your girls got together and they told us what an amazing person you are. so we have a plan for you today. >> i will ask questions later. >> we do have surprises in store. >> en route, i chat with cheryl about her amazing family. >> i'm so >> she has no idea they are all waiting steps away. >> why are you crying, nana? >> because you cry when you're happy. >> remember cheryl is oblivious to what's coming next. >> you have a lot of things on your bucket list. we don't have them all but we
mark, start her up. >> oh my god. >> that is your monster truck. >> i love them. i think it's the noise. i think it's just that they are so huge and ridiculous looking. my favorites right now are the raminator. >> should we go for a spin? >> we should. are you there's your ride. >> park. you have reverse. neutral. >> how do you start it? >> what is happening?
>> nice job. >> do you want me to do some wheelies? >> how did that feel? >> wow. >> are you ready for more? >> she's ready for more. >> this is your test drive. here we go. go slow and crunch those cars. yes. yes. >>ot things. >> you knocked them around. >> where is all your family? where did they go? >> it is your next target. you are going to ride over and demolish those cars. >> my god. >> don't worry, cheryl is riding shotgun on this one. >> start your engines. >> here we go.
i can't look. i think i would like to do 10 or 12 more cars. >> i just want her to know that we remember everything she says and everything she does for us. >> and how loved she is by every single person in this family. >> i hope that this makes her day or week or year. >> grandma crushed it >> like an astronaut coming home from the moon. >> what i learned from cheryl is that it's not just about crossing something off a list. it's about who's there beside you when you do it. >> love that family so much. you guys, you don't want to miss tomorrow. we catch up with a team and cast of hundreds and give one viewer a really awesome surprise and
raminator for a second. were those her family cars? >> they were junkers. >> her grandsons little cars she ran over? >> we brought those with us. >> let's just crush some cars. >> go big, baby. >> thank you. coming up, blink and you're going to miss this. this guy is going to try to break his own record for the fastest straitjacket escape while suspended in chains. oh that again?
get gooey, flaky, happy. toaster strudel. >> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. it's 8:27. wow. is this boston? chris, you can barely see the zakim bridge outside. >> chris: we have not had too many mornings like this over the last few months. low clouds. areas of drizzle and showers backing in off the ocean courtesy ofer the wind not nearly as strn as yesterday. occasionally we'll gust 20 to 30mph. and occasionally there will be some peeks of sun this afternoon, as well. 70 to 75 this afternoon. we finally shake the system off by the end of the week, churning up the heat friday, taking a run at 90. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. a state police trooper rushed to the hospital after his cruiser was rear-ended. the trooper is expected to be okay. the driver was arrested and charged with operating under the
home in narragansett, rhode island. you can see the heavy flames pouring out of the oceanfront home. firefighters say strong winds complicated their efforts. they also reported water issues. no one was home at the time. boston police are searching for a suspect after a woman says she was sexually assaulted on the greenway early monday morning.
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we're back now 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september. i'll hold that for you. you shouldn't have to hold that. carson, sneak in here. al, you're out of luck. >> somf extending holiday weekend. >> i would imagine. >> nice to have you with us. >> one of the nice folks asked me how old charlie was. i don't exactly know. he's ten weeks old for those who might be curious. >> gained seven pounds since he joined us. >> don't try this at home. illusionist lucas wilson will attempt to break his own
escaping from a straitjacket while dangling from chains. >> our pal elizabeth is in the kitchen with a one skillet dinner that will become your family favorite. >> that's cornbread crust. that looks really good. >> i saw sausage. we look forward to that. just ahead, a story that has touched so many people. we'll talk to country singer rory feek about how he's honorihon honoring his wife joey six months after he lost her to cancer. ir from this guy right here. >> let's show you what we've got going on. so we're talking about hermine. starts off day one august 1st faced dry air. didn't think it would do much. we'll take a look by day seven interacting with the leeward islands. hanging tough. we move to august 28th, day 11. becomes tropical depression number 9. it keeps going into the gulf and begins hermine on day 14 and
september 2nd. and here we go. making its way out into the atlantic and now it's september 6th, day 20, and we can't get rid of this thing. that's why it's windy and wet here in the northeast. real brisk breeze blowing. >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. hermine just to the south of us. still pin wheeling into the moisture. a lot of drizzle ad gusty wind is not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. gust 20s to 30mph. we'll continue to contend with scattered showers and mist through the day. rip currents also a current at if shoreline. 7 on 7 forecast. scattered showers around on wednesday. gusts to 20 to 30mph. you start the break out of the pattern toward the end of the week. you turn the heat up >> will this wind be a problem
difficult. >> good luck. guys, back to you. >> al, thank you so much. back in march 40-year-old country singer joey feek lost her long battle with cancer. her husband, rory, chronicled their emotional journey and he's sharing it with the world. we'll talk to him in just a moment. first, how his wife's story captured the hearts of millions. >> i'm sure mighty excited about everything. >> yes, i am too. >> grammy nominated country duo rory and joey feek were at peak of their career in 2014 when they decided to take a break. they were expecting their first child and wanted to live a simpler life on their tennessee farm. soon their daughter, indiana, was born. but just a few months later the couple learned joey had cancer and that their newborn baby girl had down syndrome.
the baby that he wanted us to have. >> rory documented their journey on film and through his heartfelt blog, this life i live. >> i got my pumpkin carved. >> he initially thought their story would be about life in the country or maybe about raising their daughter or even miss hispaniola wife's cancer. but as their lives unfolded over a two-year span, it would soon turn into a story of their love, faith and hope. joey feek passed away from cervical cancer on march 4th but rory is committed to having her spirit live on in his new documentary, to joey with love. >> so good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. thank you for having me. >> it hasn't been that long. i don't know how you did this. >> six months and two days. >> how are you doing? >> i'm doing well.
person. as we've tried to document, you know, in some ways she's still here. >> it's such a love story. i mean, i think there's love in every single frame. was it hard to go through this process of looking through that video or did you find kind of walking through those memories to be ket ardic? march, we came home to the farm and i couldn't remember my wife healthy until i started going through the footage and then i saw her come back to life, and i was able in making the film to watch her life happen in realtime again. it was amazing. >> it's a story of hope and above all things a story of love and faith. i know there are people who will hear this for the first time and
that faith? how do you do it? how did you hold on? how do you still have your faith? >> joey and i had a childlike faith. we don't even really understand how it works. we just put our faith in god and somehow he makes it okay even when it's not okay. >> tell me about indiana. you call her indy, right? a little cutie. just turned two. >> 2 1/2. she's doing amazing. she's in a school back in nashville c just learning more and more every day. she's so happy. she's a blessing also. not only for joey while joey was here but also for me now that joey is not. >> she's got that sparkle just like her mom. when i look at this footage, what's also so beautiful is that place. that farm. just you can see why you fell in love with it and why you guys wanted to make this happy home there. what's it like being there now? is that something where you feel like, gosh, we've had to make
it a comfort? >> it's mostly a comfort. we have a cemetery about a hundred yards behind the farm where the people who built our farmhouse in the 1870s are buried and where we laid my wife to rest. we can look out the back porch and feel her there and she's not far away to watch life happen. it's pretty special to be there. >> i know all of the stories we've covered on the "today" show, this one with people. especially our online viewers. just really connected and followed your story and blog and care so much about you. have you thought about why is that? why people are responding to this story? >> i don't really know. i think that maybe like me, they rarely get to see a beautiful love story. even if it's tragic. sometimes the most beautiful
tragedy. they get to see it because we've shared it. i'm in awe of it. i can see why it would matter to them. >> it's an extraordinary documentary. you're very generous to open your heart and lives to everybody. you have a book coming out based on the blog next spring. >> valentine's day called "this life i live." >> thank you so much. give a big hug to for us. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. we should mention to joey with love opens in select cities on september 20th.
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the release of the guinness world records 2017 book. on monday if you didn't see it, we saw gymnast raymond butler reclaim his title for the furthest backflip into a pair of pants. >> wow. >> today it's a guy bound and determined to break his own record. take a look. meet the escape artist. illusionist lucas wilson can g out of almost any tricky situation. he currently holds three guinness world record titles for the fastest escape from straitjacket. he's done it mid air hanging upside down while wrapped in chains and most recently freed himself while submerged under water. today he'll try to outdo himself beating his own record for the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension and chains. his time to beat, 10.6 seconds.
yet. here's what's happened. savannah has let lucas borrow her straitjacket. he's rigged up in the jacket. he's getting ready to get started under the watchful eye of the official guinness world record adjudicator rob malloy. you started magic at a young age. how did it end up here? >> we all stand on shoulders that came before us. houdini was known for getting his name out there. instead of just doing it, i decideded to break a guinness world record at a same time. >> is it difficult, is it dangerous, is it both? >> it's a little bit of everything. over a year half of rehearsing to break the record the first time. you have chains around you upside down and all tied up. >> have you ever hurt yourself doing this? dislocated stuff? >> i'm recovering from a black
the chains flew and hit me in the eye and i had a black eye for a week. >> just standing there would impress us. why do it upside down? >> it's the iconic image of houdi houdini. >> are you feeling nervous? >> i feel good. >> he's trying to break his own record which is what? >> 10.6 seconds. >> 10.6 seconds he has to be completely >> free of the chains and the jacket. >> this is going to take a few seconds. come over here. even if he doesn't make it today because it drizzled, he still holds the record. >> he's the current record holder. >> all right. >> competing with himself. this will be available for you, matt, afterwards if you want to hang upside down after the show. >> look at the flags. they're blowing pretty good. >> what kind of weather will he
>> a good 10 to 15-mile-per-hour breeze going. >> lucas, are you feeling all right? >> feeling great. >> all right. let's take him up. there we go. all right. this is when the blood begins to rush to his head. has to make it more difficult. rob, are you going to be the one that starts the clock and the countdown. >> lucas, are you ready? >> ready. >> three, two, one, go. >> my gosh. wow. >> how's he doing? what's the time?
>> the wind. >> a half second. a half a second. can we let lucas down? can we bring him down? >> there's some other news because lucas also submitted a claim to have the most straitjacket escapes in a one-hour period. how did that work? he did that earlier? >> he did. he submitted that to us bac it's now been reviewed by guinness world records. the record to beat was 54 and today i can confirm that lucas achieved 98 escapes from a straitjacket in one hour. >> you crushed that record. >> a new guinness world record title. >> lucas, congratulations. well done. >> thank you. >> really well done. >> thank you. thank you. >> how are you feeling. >> unbelievable. unbelievable. so happy.
well done champ. get gooey, flaky, happy. toaster strudel. this morning on "today food," your new family favorite with summer over and busy summer schedules, you need to get dinner on the table fast. elizabeth is here with a creative and simple solution you might want to try this one tonight. elizabeth, good to see you. >> you're going to try it today. >> i can hear parents at home applauding this. one skillet. start to finish not very long.
activities after school. >> it really has everything. it has vegetables. it has protein. we're doing it with sausage. you can pick any sausage you like. i like a mixture of hot and spicy. spicy and sweet. >> let's look at the ingredient table. we have cheese over there. >> parmesan because everything tastes better with parmesan. a cornbread topping that's the basics of the top and i put kale in it. i don't think your kids are going to -- >> i you can use different kind of sausage? >> you can use turkey. you can use chicken. you can probably even use tofu. we are using pork sausage today. you put a little bit of olive oil in a skillet. you're just going to brown the sausage. you want to cook them through because there's not that much time in the oven. you take them out and all you have to do is slice them. everything is bite size.
fork. you should have no other utensil needed. once you take all of the sausages out and slice them, why don't you add the onion and garlic so it's onion and garlic and saute those. you just want them to be sauced. not brown. for kale i'll derib the kale. you take out the rib because it really is the stalky portion and you don't want it. and then you just chop that up. no real again, this is just meant to be very basic and easy. you then once the onions are softened, you'll add the kale. that just takes about two minutes or something not even. you'll move that around. then you'll season it with a bit of salt. >> let me interrupt. we have people downstairs. they are now doing the taste test. >> unbelievable. >> there are no words. >> i love you. >> everything you need. >> with fall coming in and
>> you said there are no words. she took it as a compliment. >> we understand each other. she knows. >> it has all of the good foods in it. i add sausages back in. heat that up. we'll cut that because we'll go through magic of television. we'll make cornbread top. you take milk. put it into an egg. you can add that parmesan cheese. that's good. okay. it's all going together. this is just -- you add wet to dry. okay. and then you just mix that up. so that is a cornbread box mix. you can buy jiffy. it's like 79 cents. mix all of that up and then that through magic of tv we have sausage and kale, et cetera.
put it on there. >> that's mixed. it's fine. we're good. we'll put that on top. you're just going to spread it over. again, don't -- this isn't fussy food. just get it done. >> anything better than cornbread taste right next to sausage. >> i think a beer would be good with this. >> cornbread meal in a bread bowl. >> beyond good. >> home run. >> i've been on the show so many many times and i don't know if you're going to like it. >> savannah just beat the world record for eating the fastest meal on a show. >> let's wish elizabeth a happy birthday. >> for this recipe and more head to today.com/food. we're back in a moment.
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