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more questions than answers about the suspect in the bombing attacks in new york and new jersey. ahmad rahami hospitalized this morning after a shoot-out with police. investigators focusing on his motive for the terror spree. his father speaking out to nbc news. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. no. >> you had no idea. >> no idea. >> the very latest on the investigation. blame game in the wake of the bombings. donald trump and hillary clinton accuse each other of making the country less safe. >> hillary clinton's decisions overseas have left us with the threat we face today. >> donald trump is being used as
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>> this morning, their new battle on the campaign trail with the first debate less than a week away. outrage. protests grow as chilling video was released of oklahoma police shooting and killing an unarmed man. >> he's got his hands up there for her now. >> the justice department now looking into that case. the officer who opened fireplacfirepla places on administrative leave. response to claims he's responsible for the suicide death of his ex-girlfriend. the actor embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit. while kacarrey says it is time step up and defend himself, "today," september 20, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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tuesday morning. savannah's on her way back from an assignment on the west coast. she just landed. she will join us very shortly. in the meantime, let's start this morning with overnight developments on the investigation into the bombings here in new york and new jersey. the first charges have now been filed against ahmad rahami, five counts of attempted murder. want to be clear -- those are for the gun battle he had with police in linden, new jersey that led to his eventual rahami was shot several times down that encounter and he is recovering in a hospital. bail set at $5.2 million. the 28-year-old is a naturalized u.s. citizen. was not on any terror watch list at the time of these bombings. senior officials say he traveled to afghanistan as recently as 2013 and made several trips to pakistan as well. we have every angle of this case covered beginning with nbc
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almaguer. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the home where the suspect lived continues to remain a focal point for investigators, investigators looking at his digital footprint and travel overseas, this as investigators say they want to learn where he learned to make bombs. >> reporter: ahmad rahami went downa 28-year-old body the center of a massive manhunt found slumped over into a bar in new jersey when investigators say he opened fire on police. wounding two officers, rahami was shot at least once and taken into custody. the shots from the dramatic daytime gun battle captured on cell phone as it played out in the street.
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with multiple counts of attempted murder. a different picture from those who knew him growing up. a u.s. citizen, rahami lived in america most of his life, immigrating from afghanistan with his family when he was just 7. rahami's father talking exclusively to nbc news. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. >> no. >> you had no idea. >> no idea. >> and when you hear now that he's been accused this, do you believe it? do you sir? >> i'm not sure what's going on. >> you're not sure. >> reporter: rahami attended high school in edison, new jersey. later enrolled in middlesex county college studying criminal justice before dropping out. u.s. intelligence officials tell nbc news rahami traveled to afghanistan with his father and brother multiple times over the last decade, most recently in 2013. authorities now trying to determine what caused him, they
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weekend. one on the jersey shore before a road race for the marines. the other in new york city's chelsea neighborhood injuring 29. a senior law enforcement official say rahami was first identified after a fingerprint was found on one of the bombs that didn't explode. investigators in new york say his picture matched surveillance video taken near the blast in manhattan. >> we're going to take a lot o sure that if we bring charges federally in the manhattan district court, that we do it in a way that's careful and thorough. >> reporter: though investigators have not tried rahami to a third blast. this one monday just a mile from his home. officials are methodically building their case. a timeline they say against a bomber who was taken down in a gun fight. being held on a $5.2 million bail, the suspect is expected to
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he is facing those attempted murder charges. but matt and savannah, he will also likely face terrorism charges in the days to come. >> miguel, thank you very much. yes, savannah has now joined us. with more on the investigation and where it goes from here, let's bring in nbc justice correspondent pete williams. pete, good morning to you. >> matt, the big question now is were others involved. investigators say they haven't seen any evidence yet that he had help, but on the other hand they don't y prosecutors are seeking to link him to the bombs. the breakthrough was finding his finger prirnt print on the pres cooker saturday night. the two cell phones recovered were bought by rahami last year at a discount store in perth amboy, new jersey. rahami was in and out of surgery
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he investigators have found no connection to any isis connection. what caused him to be radic radicalized is yet to be found. more from our former deputy security advisor under president bush. you have a bit of a mixed bag. on one hand you could determine he is a lone self-radicalized, acting alone. there are also facts in his background that might suggest an outside influence given his travel. start with the case of the lone wolf. what's going on here? >> well, it appeared that he acted alone in perpetrating the bombings. and certainly that is a signature of a lone wolf attack, an individual who's isolated, who acts alone. but i think it is far too early to say that that's the case here. investigators are clearly looking at what networks may have supported him, how he
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whom he was communicating. and certainly now what he was doing on foreign travel. we've seen this in prior cases where individuals who perhaps weren't on the radar screen, like the times square bomber are later found to have ties to a terror organization. it is too early to say if he is a lone wolf. >> he's sleeping in the doorway of a bar. no elaborate scheme to escape. no safe documents to get him out of the country. doesn't that kind of take him in the direction of lone wolf, almost an amateurish lone wolf? >> well, i think it certainly suggests he didn't have a support network to execute this attack. and it looks very different, for example, from the sophisticated attacks we've seen in europe. keep in mind that the suspects, for example, in the brussels attack were missing for weeks under the nose of authorities there in europe. and so certainly he didn't have
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difference between a completely isolated individual, a real lone wolf, and someone who may have had contact with known terror suspects or groups. i think we just don't know enough yet about what ties and contacts he may have had, especially in pakistan and afghanistan. >> because some of the places he visited there, i think you would agree, are somewhat suspect. and sweenas we understand it, h on return to this country, pulled aside for some secondary screening. obviouslas his mind. do you think that's something authorities are going to be looking pretty hard at? >> absolutely. i think in hindsight all of these clues and markers of radicalization and suspicion look a lot clearer. certainly what you are going to see is authorities looking harder at not only his travel, what came of those secondary interviews, and he apparently traveled to an area where there is a heavy taliban and al qaeda
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obviously presence of taliban and al qaeda there. now we know that isis has a presence in central asia. so authorities are going to look very hard, pull every string possible and certainly are going to be working with pakistani and afghan authorities to understand what may have been happening on the ground. >> juan, thank you for your perspective on a morning like this. thank you. the bombings are making national security an even bigger issue in the presidential campaign with the election 49 days away. the state of the race today db back-to-back rallies in north carolina there, while his running mate, mike pence, holds an event of his own in virginia. >> hillary clinton is not scheduled to be on the trail today but her running mate with being tim kaine, will attend several events in los angeles. >> and our latest nbc news survey mon ckey online poll sho clean in the lead among likely voters, 50%-49%.
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alexander with the latest on those headlines. >> reporter: good morning. on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly here in new york this week, both hillary clinton and donald trump met privately with foreign leaders trying to give voters a sense of what they might look like as commander in chief. trump casting himself as a forceful leader, particularly on counterterrorism and national security. clinton insisting she is a strong but steady hand. donald trump talking tough on terror. >> we have caught this who planted the bombs. >> reporter: demanding harsh treatment for bombing suspect ahmed khan rahami but complaining in custody the u.s. will likely coddle him. >> now we will give him amazing hospitalization. he will be taken care of by some best doctors in the world and he'll probably even have room service knowing the way our country is. >> reporter: hillary clinton touting herself as the only
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>> we will defeat the evil, twisted ideology of the terrorists. >> reporter: on national security the presidential contenders in effect in combat with one another. >> donald trump is being used as a recruiting sergeant for the terrorists. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists. >> reporter: trump blaming the weekend attacks on president obama and clinton's immigration policies. >> so came through afghanistan. what kind of screening procedures were performed? >> reporter: earlier calling for the nation's police to profile and taking credit for labeling the new york city explosion a bombing before police did. >> i was criticized for calling it correctly. what i said was exactly correct. i should be a newscaster because i called it before the news. >> reporter: clinton arguing trump's giving new ammunition to america's enemies by villainizing muslims. >> they are looking to make this
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rather than a war against jihadists, violent terrorists. the kinds of rhetoric and language that mr. trump has used has given aid and comfort to our adversaries. >> reporter: overnight another exploding controversy. donald trump's son, donald trump jr., posted on twitter an image arguing against admitting refugees in the united states. it reads, "if i had a bowl of skittles and i told three would kill you, would you take a handful?" that's our syrian refugee problem. that's what the image reads. well, twitter was not amused. the clinton campaign wasn't amused either. they called it disgusting. even the parent company of skittles responded in a statement to nbc news saying, "skittles are candy. . refugees are people. we don't feel it's an appropriate analogy." matt and savannah, this became a big deal last night. at one point it was the top
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peter alexander, thank you. >> nicolle wallace joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> put skittles aside and go back to these terror attacks here in new york over the last three days or so. coming at this stage of the campaign, they give us a window. we get to see how each of these candidates reacts to this moment. what was the most glaring difference in their reactions? >> well, i think they were each who they are. donald trump was in the morning yesterday, his sort of meandering combination of my gut news did, that's who i am, i'm going to give it to you straight. his supporters like that about him. she was at her best and she really ratcheted up the language. i think she responded to some of the tightening that we saw in the polls last week by really sharpening her attacks on him. i think this sets up next week's debate as a really, really important opportunity for each of them to shake things up. >> one hates to put it in political terms -- >> of course. >> -- but there is no question that when there is an urgent
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campaign, it does put into sharp release the choice. the polls will tell you different things about who does better with regard to terrorism, who does better in the polls with regard to foreign policy. >> right. i think the most recent poll came out sunday, the 18th. a cbs poll that showed them on the question of terrorism neck and neck. when the question more broadly includes foreign policy which people think includes, woulding with our allies, she has an advantage. but i think that there have been campaign you both covered, there was a bin laden tape that came out about a week before the election. i think democrats believe that that shifted attention back to george w. bush's leadership after 9/11 and whatever you think of it, it just reminded voters of the country at the moment. there is so little that changes this campaign structurally. even though they both responded to their utmost, with some of the harshest language about one
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reshuffles this race at a structural level. >> again, it was sure to be a topic this coming week during the first debate. thanks very much. in other news this morning, the justice department now investigating the deadly police shooting of an unarmed man in tulsa, oklahoma as new video of that incident has been released. nbc's janet shamlian has the latest on this. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. this video is hard to watch. even the tulsa police chief calls it disturbing. the shooting death of was captured from multiple angles and this morning there is growing outrage an unarmed father of four with car trouble is no longer alive. police dash cam video captured it all. a second angle from a helicopter overhead. 40-year-old man outside his stalled suv on friday night. on officer says he wasn't cooperating as he walked toward his vehicle.
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even officer in the chopper could see it as they discussed in this reporting. >> he's got his hands up there for her now. >> reporter: moments later, officer tyler turnbow tases the man. he's then shot by officer betty shelby. >> shots fired. >> reporter: both now on paid leave. lying on the ground, the video shows no one checks on him for more than a minute. he later died at the hospital. the police chief confirming, he was not armed. >> there was no suspect or in the suspect's vehicle. >> reporter: amid protests over the incident, law enforcement making assurances justice will be served as the justice department opens its own investigation. his twin sister telling nbc news she feels an arrest warrant should be issued. >> we want charges pressed against the officer immediately and the video and everything that's out there speaks for itself.
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>> reporter: dr. tiffany crutcher says she's received assurances that this will be prosecuted if that's what the investigation warrants but if her mind, if the shooter was anyone other than a police officer, charges would have already been filed. matt, savannah, al, back to you. >> janet shamlian, thanks very much. >> al is here for the first check of the weather. >> first day of fall arrives to get here. we're already seeing big changes in the midwest, but no heat reli relief. minneapolis today, 81. cleveland, 83. you'll be 90 in nashville. almost 100 in dallas. 12 degrees above normal. even boston, up to 80 degrees. look at this wednesday. heat continues. but we do see some changes coming as we get into actually the first day of fall in the pacific northwest, temperatures
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today. enjoyable weekend out there at gillette on thursday. temperature near 78 degrees. a cool down over the weekend. after a weekful of 80sing we're >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. just ahead, jim carrey facing a wrongful death lawsuit that blames him for his ex-girlfriend's fatal overdose. this morning, how he is responding. and the ripple effect of that pipeline leak that has gas prices soaring. some stations even running out of spread to the other parts of the country? but first, this is "today" on nbc. narrator: over and over it's been their agenda: anything to defund planned parenthood. kelly ayotte and washington republicans
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and even a couple spot showers down near buzzards bay and the cape, visibility most reduced north and west of boston. fog giving you a visibility of 1. 5 miles in beverly and .3 miles in bedford. upper 60s. dew points side by side. it's a muggy start. we'll get a few breaks of sun in here later today, especially this afternoon. partly sunny skies. lower humanity tomorrow. warm both days. >> sarah: a teacher at wilmington high back on the job after he's charged with domestic violence. he was arrested last week a inside his home. the teacher had been on paid administrative leave. administrators say he did not pose a threat to students. the mbta is looking into buying dozens of new red line cards. according to the "globe," the "t" is looking the spend $200 million to replace 86 cars. the "t" is also looking to add even more cars. all right. we'll be back in 25 minutes with
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we are back. happy tuesday. adorable little baby shot right there. the 20th of september, 2016. we've got a great crowd gathered outside our window in rockefeller plaza. fall is on its way feels a little summery out there. >> inside studio 1a, it is nice and cool. top stories, overnight an american airlines flight that took off from phoenix was forced to make an emergency landing in tampa. the airline says the cockpit indicator light turned on. the flight's 146 passengers were warned of a potential landing gear problem and ordered to brace for impact. >> they were in full crash mode. okay, people. we got to -- cross your arms.
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when we say "brace," you brace. so as we were getting closer, i mean it was petrifying. >> the plane landed safely. nobody was hurt. american says its maintenance team is now evaluating that aircraft. the suspect in those bombings in new york and new jersey is being held now on a $5.2 million bond as he recovers in the hospital. 28-year-old ahmed khan ra hami was arrested after a shoot-out with police, charged with five counts of attempted murder, charges connected to the on the campaign trail, hillary clinton and donald trump are trading new jabs over the bombin bombings, the war on terror and national security. >> we wish that mr. trump has done is given aid and comfort to our adversaries. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists. right?
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poll. before the bombings, clinton held a five-point lead, 50%-45% among likely voters. today's campaign moment -- is a bush ready to back a clinton? yes, according to a kennedy. with me so far? on facebook kathleen kennedy townsend says former president george h.w. bush told her he will vote for hillary clinton. she included a photo of herself shaking hands with the fortunatelier president. in a statemeo bush spokesman would neither confirm nor deny that claim. we turn now to a new lawsuit facing jim carrey. the actor is being accused of illegally obtaining and giving his former girlfriend the painkillers she later used to take her own life. hoda is here with more on that story. >> good morning, guys. that lawsuit filed in los angeles, carrey taking on the accusations head-on. jim carrey speaking out
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actor and comedian of illegally giving his late girlfriend the controlled substances that she used to commit suicide. the 30-year-old makeup artist was found dead in her sherman oaks, california home nearly a year ago. it was later ruled white took her own life by overdosing on prescription drugs. lawsuit filed by white's estranged husband, mark burton, alleges that carrey used his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive, and in this case deadly, controlled substances. burton also says carrey sent bogus texts to white after her death pretending as though he had misplaced the drugs. overnight, carrey released a statement saying, what a terrible shame. it would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man's
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life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world." his lawyer saying, "we are confident that the court will see through this abhorrent money-grab scheme." carrey was one of the pallbearer at white's funeral in ireland which he attended with his daughter, jane. in the court papers, burton claims that carrey did not in fact pay for any of white's funeral expenses despite reports that he said he would. the comedian now making it "i will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman i loved. cat's troubles were born long before i met her, and sadly, her tragic end was beyond anyone's control. i really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace." a sad case all the way around.
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attorney is saying the actor will be completely vindicated in court. there is not a winner in this one at all. to other news now on the gas crisis affecting drivers in the south after that pipeline leak in alabama is impacting supplies, sending gas prices soaring across that region. and the problem can soon impact even more drivers up and down the east coast. nbc's gabe gutierrez in atlanta to tell us why. hey, gabe, good morning. >> reporter: this is one of the many pumps expected to be shut down for days. the pipin furiously on a fix, but the impact is already being felt by millions. this morning, many gas stations in the south are running on empty. one after another, from georgia to tennessee, to north carolina. either out of fuel completely or seeing prices soar. >> i guess i have to keep searching around for other gas stations. >> reporter: all because of a leak in central alabama. the colonial pipeline company's
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new york harbor supplying 40% of the east coast fuel. >> i am concerned about the amount of gasoline that we have. i want people to, first of all, not panic and not worry about everyone filling their car up at the same time. >> reporter: today, some 700 workers are working to build a diameter by pass line. the company says it should be finished later this week. >> our interest is the response efforts and keeping our community a >> reporter: meantime, extra gas is being shipped by ground. governors have declared states of emergency in six states, some warning of price gouging. analysts believe the ripple effect could go right up the east coast, even extending up to new york, possibly raising praises another 5 to 20 cents a gallon. in georgia average prices have already jumped 21 cents in about a week, says aaa. >> up and down the east coast, we could see spotty outages. in addition to that, most likely
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pump. >> reporter: on social media, frustration. one driver tweeting, the fact that there is just no gas anywhere is absurd. another, i'm literally on the hunt for gas. every station i've been to is out. colonial says the rupture involves at least a quarter-million gallons of fuel. but experts say that the environmental impact will be minimal since it leaked into a retention pond. still, matt and savannah, the economic fallout is already being felt across a large >> gabe gutierrez in atlanta for us, thank you. let's get a check of the weather from this man right here. >> you're not old enough to remember those gas lines. >> oh, yes, i am. >> i'm just trying for be nice. >> well, this is lingering. it's not going anyone. julia, the remnants of julia, just kind of hanging out, bringing more rain to the carolina coastline and also in to the virginia coastline as
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north carolina and virginia. some areas picking up over five inches of rain. there are some flood risks today. out west, we have tropical storm paine which could become a real pain for our friends in the pt west. bringing heavy rains to the plains. mountain snows in parts of the inner mountain region and southwest looking at strong winds. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to four >> chris: a mild, muggy and murky start to this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. tracking a couple showers across buzzards bay, the cape and the islands. by this afternoon, some breaks of sun. the brightest to the north and west. that's where temperatures are the warmest. low to mid-80s there. upper 70s coast. mid-70s across the cape. molest weather the rest of the week. we lower the humidity after today. enjoyable weekend out there at gillette on thursday. temperature near 78 degrees.
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we're back now at 7:44. we've got some new and surprising research that seems to suggest parents may be using marijuana more often than their own children. >> pot use among older americans is surging, while rates are actually dropping among younger teens. nbc's tom costello is here with more on that. >> younger teens is the optimal word there. listen, 18 to 25 year-olds are still the biggest but here is the big surprise -- it is the children of the '60s, '70s and '80s who are dramatically increasing their use of pot and could soon be smoking more than teenagers in just a few years. ask anyone of a certain age. chances are pot has at least been a part of their pop culture. >> hey, man. am i driving okay? >> reporter: but get this -- new research from the cdc suggests these days it is the parents who
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kids. and 2014, only 7.5% of 12 to 17 year-olds smoked pot regularly. that's down 10%. but 8% of 35 to 44 year-olds did. and here's a shocker -- regular pot use among 45 to 54 year-olds jumped 50%. among 55 to 64 year-olds, up a whopping 455%. >> tasted like freedom. >> reporter: robert corey is a father of four, a colorado legal pot smoker. >> if you want to sit out on your back porch with five friends and smoke a joint, it is just like those same five friends cracking open a bottle of chablis and enjoying each other's company at the end of a hard week. >> reporter: no surprise with recreational marijuana now legal in four states, and medical marijuana legal in 25, plus d.c., more adults are toking up.
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here. >> reporter: in colorado you have top 21 to buy weed, but many of the shoppers are in their 40s or 50s and haven't smoked pot since high school or college. >> whereas before it was a hush, it was a whisper. people didn't want to use the word marijuana. but now it is definitely mainstream and people are becoming more okay with it. >> a lot of like parents smoke weed and like their kids know about it and everyone's cool with it. >> reporter: while for some teens, if it's gone mainstream, it just isn't as cool as it was. >> i don't smoke pot, and i really don't care for any drugs or anything that messes with the mind. >> personally being an athlete, i don't think that's attractive, appealing. that's mostly why i don't smoke. >> reporter: the times, it seems they are a changing. listen, a lot of concern still about the effects of pot on the adolescent brain. for that reason, just like alcohol, many researchers insist it is not appropriate for teens.
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to medical marijuana, the same generation that was at woodstock and the summer of '69 are also rekindling their relationship with weed. >> i've heard people in my age group saying i don't like the way alcohol makes me feel in the morning and i've heard some of those people say they've turned back to marijuana. >> you are using very careful language. >> absolutely. no, i'm being honest though. >> i think anecdotally you do hear about it. >> i grew up with, their views have changed over the years. >> good cheech and chong reference, tom. i'm proud of you. what music superstar adele just did to surprise one of her biggest and youngest fans. and we are welcoming back an emmy winner. oh, look at that. look at that! carson returns in triumph. good morning, my friend.
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this is a nice little winning moment there. mr. mark burnett. let's talk about this wireless emergency alert sent out to all the new york county cell phones saying ahmed rahami was wanted. these cell phone alerts aren't nothing new. you usually see them for severe weather or amber alerts. this time, at first, people were asking people to keep an for this wanted suspect. we hadn't seen that before. some new yorkers were tweeting -- how are you gob that send an alert to all of nyc to look for some muslim man." in all fairness is system is limited to about 90 characters. some people suggest maybe a shortened link to an otherwise
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. three minutes before 8:00 a.m. a little fog hanging around downtown boston. it's gray out there. chris lambert? >> chris: trading the clouds f throughout the day. but it is a murky start. even a couple showers back into buzzards bay down across the cape and the islands. temperatures close to 70 degrees right now. we have temperatures warming up closer to 80 by this afternoon. so it will be a mile and muggy day overall as these numbers jump from the upper 60s to near 80 degrees. take a look at what's going on. the forecast for today, a couple degrees either side of 80. >> christa: chris, thank you. checking out your top stories now on this tuesday morning, police are searching for a
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walked into a cvs, handed the pharmacist a note demanding oxycodone pills. police say the suspect got the pills and then walked out of the store. and a teacher at wilmington high school back on the job after being charged with domestic violence. he was arrested last week after police say he beat a woman inside of his home. the teacher had been on paint administrative leave. administrators say they don't believe he poses a threat to the students.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, was he working alone? the man behind the new york and new jersey bombings now in custody after a violent shoot-out. ne d captured. new questions about his motive as we hear from his father exclusively. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. >> no. >> you had no idea. >> no idea. plus, protecting your privacy. how safe are you and your family online? from social media to credit cards to e-mails. easy way to guard your personal information. and, sending her love.
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wall at home. >> reporter: h . >> how adele made one 4-year-old's night at a concert in new york city "today," tuesday, september 20, 2016.4-y in new york city "today," tuesday, september 20, 2016. >> go navy, beat army! >> good morning, texas! >> brother and sisters in new war eagle! >> happy 30th birthday. >> woo! we're back now, 8:00 on this tuesday morning. it is the 20th day of september. 2016. we got a nice crowd out here on kind of a muggy tuesday morning.
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coming up. by the way, guys, how does a ten-minute workout sound? we'll find out about the new exercise sensation. >> ten minutes three times a week. 30 minutes a week. >> that's about the pace i'd like to go. we'll get to that. but first, the morning's top stories. time for "the news at 8:00." we begin with the latest on the -- we begin with the latest on the terror investigation. i'm miguel almaguer. e injured -- excuse me, those two police officers that were injured should be released from the hospital soon. as for the suspect, he could face life in prison. investigators are still trying to determine what was the motive. ahmed rahami's brazen shoot-out with police captured on cell phone, while investigators say his bombings in new york and new jersey were captured on surveillance video.
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allegations. rahami's father speaking exclusively to nbc news. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. >> no. >> you had no idea. >> no idea. not sure what happened exactly. but i think so, it is very hard right now to talk. okay? >> reporter: just hours after law enforcement put out a cell phone alert for rahami, he was spotted sleeping in the doorway of a bar, not far from his home in elizabeth, new jersey. rahami reportedly pulled the gun and peter hammer when they approached. they're both recovering this morning. he was caught after a foot chase and a gun fight which left a suspect wounded but alive. rahami is suspected of planting explosive devices. saturday morning at a charity race for marines in seaside park, new jersey, and another that exploded saturday night in manhattan injuring 29 people. a third device was discovered
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detonate. monday a mile from his home, a backpack filled with five devices was detonated by police after it was discovered by two homeless men. rahami is an american citizen, raised in the u.s., whose family immigrated from afghanistan. >> he goes from being just a normal kid to wanting to hurt people. >> reporter: this morning, investigators say the motive is still unclear. but the evidence, they argue, is easy combing a digital trail, investigators are also putting together a timeline of his travel overseas. while he may be in custody, this investigation is far from over. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. the justice department is investigating the deadly shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer. it happened in tulsa, oklahoma. cameras and a police cruiser and helicopter captured much of this incident. 40-year-old terrance crutcher
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on officer says he wasn't cooperating and refused to show his hands, although in some of these images you can see his hands in the air. moments later crutcher was tasered by one officer, then shot by another. the video shows that he was not checked on for more than a minute after that. both officers are now on paid leave pending investigation. a chaotic scene on the hollywood walk of fame when a driver drove on to the sidewalk monday and hit two pedestrians before crashing flu a building. the victims weren't injured. police say the driver struck another car earlier and was actually leaving the scene of that accident. she is charged with driving under the influence. a consumer alert now that could save you hundreds of dollars a year on gas. automobile club aaa says paying for premium gas is a waste of money if your car is designed to run on regular. the club's research shows that saving gas did not increase horsepower or fuel economy. it didn't lis reduce emissions any better than regular gas.
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8:10. time for an "trending" party, everybody. >> hey! >> we've all heard of the test that claims there are 16 different personality types and basically everybody fits in to one of them. but, some new research from spain says forget all that. 90% of us fall into just four categories. an algorithm was used to come up with these the envious. that's the largest group. they don't care about what they achieve as long as it is better thannie one else. trusting. collaborators who don't care if they win or lose. the optimist. 20% of people believe that they and their partner will make the best choice. the pessimist, another 20% who go for the lesser of two evils. the algorithm was unable to classify about 10% of the people. we're going to start with each one of us. we'll all say what we think that person is.
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person thinks about themselves. >> that that many people are envious. i think al is an optimist. >> i'm going to say trusting. i trust al with anything. >> i say pessimist -- i don't like the label but you are a practical person and you are going to figure out what is the best thing to do. >> i'm going to say you are an optimist. what do you think you are? >> i think i'm optimist. with even a lit >> optimist. >> pure optimist. >> the word i'm thinking of is not there. optimist. for sure. >> a trusting optimist. >> hybrid. >> optimist. >> carson? carson's trusting. >> collaborator. >> that's what people said in high school. >> savannah? you're a pessimist. >> no!
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>> i see your pictures and i raise you. >> matt lauer. >> i have a feeling you won't get this wrong. >> i say trusting. >> i say trusting, too. >> envious. >> what? >> that just came out of your mouth. >> that's just the reaction. not trusting? >> i don't think so. i don't know. i think you are in the 10% that cannot be defined. you are inscrutable. >> you think i am a pessimist. >> i think you have tendencies. >> very, very enlightening. when you guys were growing up, did your parents ever curse in front of you? mine never did. >> rare, rare occasion. >> yeah, rare. >> what about you? >> yeah, it happened. >> a lot? >> yeah. smoke, drank, swore. my parents were sailors. >> it was a different time. but definitely about taboo cursing in front of your kids.
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curse in front of your kids. there is no definitive proof that swearing around kids encourages aggression. in fact, it is more often out of humor than anger. >> no. the reason i don't like it, i think cursing is lazy language. a person curses because they can't describe things with other words. >> true. a well chosen word from time to time if it's -- if you out. >> you don't want your kids to talk like that at school or anywhere. but actually even worse than swearing i think honestly, if you talk bad about people or you're gossiping. that's just as taboo in front of your kids. >> let's take a look at the latest act of brotherly love. all right? >> you optimistic soul, you. >> i trust you're going to love
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we told you about them during the olympics down in rio. they won gold and silver in the men's triathlon and shared that emotional moment after the race on the ground. well, here's why they're "trending" up a over again. at a race in mexico johnny was on his way to a first place finish but his body was overwhelmed by heat and dehydration. he nearly collapsed. here comes his older brother. he could have passed him and won the race. he grabs johnny's arm. he actually sacrificed his own victory by pushing johnny to second place and taking third himself. >> i love that. that's its own category. pretty amazing. carson, top that. >> can't top that. no. we're done. >> we have superficial news. we'll start with a touching
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emmys. sa sarah paulson after the awards show at the governor's ball, sarah had marsha's name actually engraved on her emmy. >> wow! >> that's beautiful. they put it on and nice little homage there. jimmy kimmel ribbing maggie smith for being a consistent winner about you never actually attending the ceremony. jimmy joking he put her award in lost and found. mr. kimmen could please direct me to the lost and found office, i will try to be on the next flight. love, old maggie." finally, adele performing here in new york in madison square garden last night and invited to the stage little quinn who made her artwork. >> hello, claire. how old are you? >> 4. what?
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>> in new jersey. >> jersey! >> go, jersey! >> she then brought her mom's to the stage for that photo. that's your "popstart!" today. >> very, very cool. sar s carson, thank you very much. >> now let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by dove. dove chooses only the gentlest cleaners. we've tropical storm hpaine now makin its way into the southwest. remnants of julia causing a lot of wet weather along the mid-atlantic coast. in between, the heat is on from southern texas where temperatures are in triple digits. 90s into the mid lanes. 90s in central california. little cooler but more humid here in the east. on into the great lakes. you can see we've got that wet weather with tropical downpours
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desert rainfall. cooler and wetter in the pacific northwest, 66 degrees and >> chris: a mild, muggy and murky start to this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. tracking a couple showers across buzzards bay, the cape and the islands. by this afternoon, some breaks of sun. the brightest to the north and west. that's where temperatures are the warmest. low to mid-80s there. upper 70s coast. mid-70s across the cape. molest weather the rest of the week. we today. enjoyable weekend out there at gillette on thursday. temperature near 78 degrees. a cool down over the weekend. after a weekful of >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. all right, al. thank you very much. day two of our special series "cutting the fat today." this morning we are talking about high-intensity interval
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sheinelle jones tried them out for us. are you crazy? >> yes, i am. >> but you survived. zble . >> everyone wants a quick fix without dedicating too much time. there is a ten-minute workout, a seven-minute one, even a one-minute workout that's grabbing headlines. for three weeks i put it to the test. ? >> reporter: they may not be new, but they're gaining in popularity. high-intensity interval training the brink for a limited amount of time. >> if you're willing and able to go hard, it would appear that you can get away with a surprisingly small dose of exercise and still boost your fitness. >> i enlisted the help of a doctor who led a recent study of 25 men over 12 weeks. he created a modified program for me to try. to get a baseline, i would need a vo2 max test which measures how much oxygen you can use when pushing yourself, as well as how
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>> cardiovascular fitness is a very strong and independent marker of your health regardless of the reading on the scale. >> when you feel like your legs are burning and fatigued, keep going. when you feel like they're screaming at you, keep going. when your lungs are burning, keep going until you literally cannot. drive your legs. come on! stay on it! quick, quick, quick! keep it going. >> your milliliters of oxygen. >> what does that mean. >> that's a little low. people winning the olympic marathon will have oxygen capacities in the 70s. >> so what you're telling me is i'm never going to the olympics. >> normal people, it's more like the 30s and 40s. >> reporter: my goal -- to boost that number. but could it be done with as little as 30 minutes of working out a week? time to find out. my training program -- ten
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week for three weeks. within that ten minutes, one minute of high-intensity, broken down into 20-second intervals with small breaks in between. so, i ran. >> somebody say "time." two minutes seems long. >> reporter: i biked. >> the longest 40 seconds ever. >> reporter: i climbed stairs. one more left. >> reporter: now see what doctors say because i am ex >> week one. week two. week three. >> this is the last workout. i would say it is pretty easy for you to do the program. it isn't some complicated thing where you need a routine or follow some strict diet. it is pretty simple. but the real question, did those workouts where i literally pushed my hardest for only nine minutes in total really help to improve my fitness level? >> dig, dig, dig, dig, dig! come on, you got this! keep going! keep pushing!
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that's it! five, four, three, two -- you got it -- good -- nice! nice job! >> i think overall you did great. you went up by 6% in three weeks which is a lot. >> my oxygen level went from 26 to 27.5. >> you went up by about equivalent of one and change on your weight. or perhaps a two and a half point change in your blood pressure. >> reporter: i learned that fitness isn't onl pounds. >> you are lowering your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes. don't just worry about a number on a scale or how you look. you are boosting your fitness. that's an important take-away. >> in the end, this program did work for me. if i stuck with it, the doctor believes i would have increased my fitness level even more. matt? >> second opinion time. okay? let's bring in the author of
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high-intensity interval training workouts for every fitness level. >> you like these? >> i am a big fan of these. as a sports medicine doctor and as an athlete, i think they are great. >> it worked in terms of increasing her fitness level. are these workouts good for losing weight? >> these are part of the equation. losing weight is a complex thing. this can help. certainly diet helps. it is part of a whole fitness package. this is certain will i part of that. you were talking about this during the tape. there are those times when you have to push yourself. and i mean push yourself until you don't think you can go any further -- or farther. i worry that people are going to get hurt during that time. >> yeah. i mean there is some concern that if people push too hard too fast that can be a problem with things like injuries and certainly heart risk in people over 50. you want to make sure you get screened, if you have any history of that. in my fitness classes, i teach people in their 70s and 80s, alongside 10 and 12-year-old
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term? >> i would do this but i would say maybe two times a week. that third workout, do something a little longer. do some ab workouts, maybe do something where you go for a longer run. for me running i can clear my head and with a ten-minute workout you can't really do that. but definitely if you don't have a lot of time, it is worth it. >> what is your recommendation if people look at these and say that's now going to become my fitness life tilstyle? >> people have ten minutes re this is a thing you can do very easily any time, anywhereas part of what you do. >> you were saying while you did this, you did nine workouts over three weeks and you didn't change your eating habits one single bit. >> not one bit. i didn't do anything else. if anything, i had doughnuts and everything else. but it actually worked. i would say don't do that. but listen, i got three little ones. i would literally get up from my desk, run down the hallway, up
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>> this is really for anybody. trying a little bit is a great way to start. experiment. do it at home. it really helps. >> doc, thank you very much. appreciate it. sheinelle, thanks for being our go-to person on this. let's head over to carson. maria shriver is here. we're go to hang out. jamie curtis.
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red line cars. the "t" is looking to spend more than $200 million to replace a total of 86 cars. the "t" is hoping to increase capacity on the red line, as well, by about 50% over the next several years. and the patriots returning to practice today as they get ready for thursday's game against houston. jimmy garoppolo dealing with an injury to the ac joint in his right shoulder. it seems likely that rookie q.b. jacoby brissett will be getting the start. espn is reporting the not plan on adding another q.b. to their roster. don't forget, we're back with more news and weather at 9:00
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8:30 now. it is tuesday, the 20th of september, 2016. cloudy day in manhattan, but it is warm. we've got a great crowd. lot of folks coming out to say hello. we're so happy to see them here. look at charlie! >> little boy's all grown up. >> this is like a transition where he is allowed to walk. he's old enough. >> it's easier.
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it does. >> aw! >> our friend maria shriver is here. she's got an interesting really new wla to help teeay to help t bullying using virtual reality. and jamie lee curtis is here. we'll talk to her about acting, writing and some of her famous roles. >> she can't make up her mind what she wants to promot >> first let's get a check of the weather. >> today along the southeastern atlantic coast, tropical downpours, desert rainfall due to protropical storm paine. heat continues in the midsection of the country. tomorrow we'll still have shower activity along the mid-atlantic coast. showery from the intermountain region, northern plains, into
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>> chris: a mild, muggy and murky start to this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. tracking a couple showers across buzzards bay, the cape and the islands. by this afternoon, some breaks of sun. the brightest to the north and west. that's where temperatures are the warmest. low to mid-80s there. upper 70s coast. mid-70s across the cape. molest weather the rest of the week. we lower the humidity after today. enjoyable weekend out there at gillette on thursday. temperature near 78 degrees. a cool down over the weekend. after a weekful of >> who's this? >> this is blakely. >> how old is blakely? >> 2 months. >> she's beautiful. >> thank you. >> hello, beautiful girl. by the way, don't forget, if you want to see or listen to something beautiful, check us out on our sirius xm channel 108. don't forget, fridays, "today show confidential" with our
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it is the high point of xm radio. >> great show. we're kicking off something new this morning. we're calling it "brain power today," all about strengthening your mind to improve your life. >> here to get us started, our special anchor, maria shriver. good to see you, as always. today we're going to take you inside the teenage brain. a mysterious place, for sure. as parents, we all want our kids to thrive and make but many teens suffer from social anxiety. now one innovative program is retraining their brains to be more socially confident using some very familiar technology. it looks like a video game. but this is actually a high-tech classroom, training the brains of shy teens like jeff and charlotte to be more social. >> i've learned how to start a conversation, just how to break
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>> yeah. normally i'm not like that. >> reporter: call it the teen socialization lab. based at the center for brain health at u.t. dallas, it's run by a cognitive neuro scientist. >> a lot of the cognitive skills we need in life link back to the brain. >> reporter: it is to help kids overcome anxiety, aggression and bullying. >> do you find that the kids that come in here are in many ways more comfortable in a world"? >> i think it does make that more appealing and less threatening, especially with individuals who are anxious socially. >> all right. >> reporter: here's how the program works. first, kids have their social skills tested. >> a lot of different emotions. >> reporter: then, they enter the virtual reality lab where their "avatar" faces social challenges involving other kids and adults. jeff, a college freshman with
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new social situations. >> i have a hard time of putting words and ideas together easily as other people do. >> reporter: so today he's conversing with a new roommate. >> have you gotten classes all settled? >> reporter: his counselor next door coaching him through it. >> that's a good sign from him. >> reporter: pausing and replaying the interaction until he does better. the program is ten half-hour sessions over five weeks. jeff says he confident for the first time, even in a network tv interview with me. >> were you nervous about this? >> yeah, i was getting a little bit jitters. but i was thinking, stay focused and relaxed. i think this program has definitely helped me to connect to the topics better and connect to what you're saying. >> reporter: two published studies find the program gives subjects like jeff better social skills.
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their brains, boosting the areas responsible for socioability. it helped charlotte, an eighth-grader with adhd, become moreceptiveperceptive. >> before it was all about what she thought and she would impulsively jump in, then get a bad response. so what this has been able to do is let her think about feeling, and then how she can react appropriately. >> do you find that you are able to converse with your friends better now? >> yeah. they're like, so you've changed. you're like more open. i'm like, yeah. >> right now the virtual reality program is only available in dallas. it costs about $1,800 per student. but researchers are trying to raise funds to spread it to
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be effective in all schools for kids of all ages. >> by the way, those kids are so courageous to go on and do a big interview and go through that process on a big stage. i think that's really cool. >> and it was fascinating to watch them work through these situations. you could actually watch how their brains calmed down, and then allowed them to interact, allowed them to think, allowed them to have a completely different life. >> you can really see that? >> they show it in the beginning, then they show it at the en this whole space and why this series is exciting, is because of technology now, you can see into the brain before and after. >> you're going to have more tomorrow. >> we're going to have more tomorrow looking at the brains of obese people which actually turn out to be wired very differently which might explain why some people struggle to lose weight. >> maria, thank you. very interesting. >> "brain power." new ways to protect your privacy online courtesy of the folks at "consumer reports." but first, this is "today"
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we're back. it is 8:40 from online shopping, using free wi-fi or even your smart tv, every day technology can easily open up your personal information to hackers and theev thieves. but there are simple ways to protect yourself and your family. we have some helpful tips from "consumer reports." glen, good morning. "consumer reports" kind of good a just today, in the november issue of the magazine and online, we have a new modern look and our ratings have been updated to be more intuitive. >> you have good information for us this morning, as always. covering up your webcam, pretty simple. check your data breach status? this is a new one on me. >> that's true. you hear in the news all the time about various websites
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been leaked. thinked like linkedin, tumblr, for instance. it is hard to know whether or not you've been swept up in one of these. there is a site called haveibeenpoemed. it will tell you whether you have been in one of these breaches. go immediately to that site if you have, change your password. if you use that password anywhere else which is a no-no, make sure you change that, too. >> the website is right there on the bottom of your screen. next thing, create a temporary e-mail. like when and that kind of thing? >> sometimes if you have a long-term relationship with a site. it is great, give them your e-mail. that's fine. but if you just want to download a song or get a coupon, there is no reason you should give an e-mail and be subject to spam. ten minute mail will give you a self-destructing e-mail address that you can use. then you get what you want, then poof! it's gone. >> you don't have to take another step and cancel it yourself if you don't want to.
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tenminuteemail.com. check on your kids? >> this is one of the shadier things identity thieves do. they actually use the social security numbers of children because people just kind of aren't paying attention to the credit ratings of children. they'll use them to apply for government services or to apply for loans or credit cards. so if you start seeing collection agencies coming after your kids, that's a sign. we advise the people when your kid turns 15, you should do a credit ratings check on you anything if you need to before they have to apply for things like college loans and credit cards. >> a shock you don't need. right? when you go into that next phase of life. the next one is -- has to do with -- don't overshare on social media. >> so i think a lot of people know that you shouldn't be like putting embarrassing information out there about yourself. but a lot of things that seem perfectly reasonable to share on facebook also happen to be the
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on, your first pet, the first car you ever drove. even if you friend your own mom and she's using her maiden name, those things can actually be used to go and compromise other sites. use the privacy check-up tools. facebook has it built in to their site and you can control what things are shared and things that are not. >> it is not hard for some people to figure out stuff like that, your pet's name. finally, keep your fitness tracker to yourself. i keep it private because there is no action on it at all. that's just but there are other reasons. >> well, so security researchers have found that all these things use bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone. security researchers have found you can use a bluetooth sniffer to actually track some of the data off your tracker. right? that can be things like your passwords, gps data, things that you really don't want out there. what we advise is if you can turn the wireless settings off, shut them down until you actually want to sync the device to your phone.
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one added benefit is that you are also going to improve the battery life if it is not constantly using wireless. >> you basically don't want it running in the background. >> exactly. >> great information. up next, jamie lee curtis is here. but first, this is "today" on
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back now with actress and author jamie lee curtis, she's out with her 11th children's book today, called "this is me, a story of who we are and where we came from." jamie lee, always so good to see you. >> thank you. i am so happy to be here. >> you are now at the stage of writing children's books where you must have encounters with people on the street who are adults, young adults -- >> who read my books whether they were children? >> what do they say to you? >> they say, "i grew up on your books." for me as an actor, it is
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other than i grew up on your movies or i saw "my girl" or "freaky friday" when i was little and now i am in college. to be able to have somebody say i read your books since i was little and now my kids are reading them. >> do you think books are more personal for you, that you've actually put that kind of work into into something? >> this is going to sound like a wild promotion but the new book i am promoting is called "this is me, the story of who we are and where we came from." and ultimately, it is a story about identity. told through an object lesson. >> it deals with immigration. >> it does. >> which is obviously a hot-button issue right now. i'm curious, was it something about the debate and how it's being framed that made you go back and do this? >> nothing to do with it. it was the idea that we are a country of immigrants and everybody's story started not here in america, started somewhere else, and their parents and grandparents and great grandparents had the courage to go for the american dream with a small suitcase.
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teacher's standpoint to her classroom, bringing the suitc suitcase, her great grandmother immigrated from china with and the children fill it each with what they would take if they were leaving. >> i know you are getting feedback on social media as to what some people would put in that small suitcase if they were leaving. what are some of the most interesting and curious items that you've heard? >> well, each person is different. what would you put in? >> you asked me to bring. wife and children. do i go et that back? >> of course. >> because they mean a lot to me and it tells me about where i am in life right now. >> right. and i would put a little gold box that my father gave my mother. i would put my wedding pictures where my entire family was in one room the only time in my life. >> you also i think mention somewhere -- maybe on social media -- about a pin. >> my pin. >> which is significant to you. >> yes. love and service.
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>> i'm sober coming up 18 years. and the beauty of spending life as an alcoholic and addict in recovery is that it is about service to others. and, by the way, we had a little service puppy on this morning. life is about service. by the way, our country is based on service. and the idea that we are not of service to our country is anti-american. it is i remember that the country was founded on sacrifice, on bravery, on courage. and for me, sobriety, service to others is crucial, and then i have a horror tv show on national television starting today. >> nice segue. >> hey, listen! >> season two, by the way. >> i'm 58 years old. if you don't think i can pivot on a book on immigration for
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wrong girl! >> did this show exceed your expectations? >> okay. i have never had great writing. i've done work in my life that's not been known for its great writing. to be able to do a tv show that's based on hilarious social commentary, brilliant performances is a dream come true. >> you are going to be viewed a lot, not only because of this show starting season two, but halloween is coming up. every year you know what happens, people play the m "halloween." do you like that? >> of course. >> that look back at your earlier career? >> of course. there. look. i'm 19 years old. look. i never in my life thought i would have this life. when i woke up this morning in my hotel, and thought, i'm going to go on national television with my friend and talk about a book for children, about our ancestry and our past, and a
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the spirit and health of a card-carrying american voter -- close up -- is exciting to me. >> i think if i could put one other thing in your suitcase that you would put in, i would find something that expresses your sense of humor. because in all the time i've known you, that to me is one of your best characteristics. >> thank you very much. >> you have an amazing sense of humor. >> if guest in my suitcase, i would. but guess what? i already have him in my suitcase. >> once again, the book is -- that's a good place to stop. "this is me." jamie lee curtis. good to see you. >> lovely to see you, too. see, i kiss. i'm fra los angeleom los angele. >> i come from a family of huggers and kissers.
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if you could have heard the confers we just had. >> we've got our birthdays to do. >> yes, making it even more special. spin the smucker's jar. tell you about the nice folks we're celebrating today. first up, happy 100th birthday to eleanor, 100 years old. a huge golf fan and loves watching the golf channel.
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recently took a trip to italy to study art. fantastic. happy 100th birthday to dr. cecile gayler. sailed his own boat until he was 85 years old. miss mary shelly, 101 years old from mcdonough, georgia. loves to wear her dress suits, high heels and big hats. amen. ruth korman from new york city, 105 years old. she week. yes! yes. happy 100th birthday to sara blocker. ft. lauderdale, florida. says the secret to her longevity is eating lots of veggies. >> you mentioned you're 58. when is your birthday? >> november 22nd. >> all right. >> happy birthday. >> almost. >> a hard day for our country --
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but -- >> perseverance. >> perseverance. memory. honor his legacy. >> absolutely. >> you know? >> always good to have you. >> i love it here. emery winner jeffrey tambor stops by studio 1a. >> i was wondering if you ran into him as you were running out. a lot still
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>> suspect captured in a terror take down. investigator filing charges against the accused bomber as we learn more about the man police say is behind the string of
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left on one device mentionings the boston marathon bombing >> the patriots falling on hard times with their top two qb's out. hear what tom brady has to say about the situation. could a bush be backing a clinton. why it seems like that could be the case. a lot of clouds in some areas of fog outside this morning. we'll trade it in for some sunshine. how long will the warm weather
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zblo terror suspect being held on more than 5 million dollars bail. the charge he's facing after shootout with police. as he stand accused of planting a string of bombs >> teacher headed back to class after he's accused of breaking a women's nose. >> hear what tom b say about jimmy graboski after the pat's qb get taken down by the dolphins. >> good tuesday morning everybody. it's 9:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. i'm christa delcamp. another humid day to start off. and i don't know. rain will be sticking around. let's send it over to chris lambert with more on that. couple of showers left over. good morning, guys. some showers in southeastern mass. mild, muggy and murky.

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