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? good morning. was it avoidable? federal investigators combing through the wreckage of that deadly train crash in new jersey. the engineer released from the hospital overnight set to be interviewed today. was it human error or problem? we'll talk to the woman in charge of the investigation. doubling down. attacking hillary clinton for her support. a former ms. universe, alicia macha machado. a major american newspaper that's never taken sides before tells its readers, don't vote for trump. hurricane matthew strengthens. will it impact the u.s. next week? al is tracking it.
a fan taunts members of the european team at the ryder cup over a missed putt. so they turn the tables and bring him out to give it a try. then, this happens. how the heckler became the hero today, friday, september 30th, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. we should say the "today" show with matt lauer, savannah guthrie and matt johnson who made the putt in the practice round after taunting the european team. >> imagine the pressure. he heckled them, comes out,
he's already said, i could make that putt. >> and by the way, not an easy putt. we'll have more on that in a little while. also, we're going to go out to the golf course later on to watch some members of team usa as they tee off. but let us start this morning with our top story. we're talking about overnight developments on the investigation into that new jersey transit train accident. it killed one woman and injured more than 100 others. we'll talk to the ntsb's vice chairman in a moment. first, nbc's tom hoboken. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. investigators now recovered the black box at the rear of the train. they still need to get hold of the black box and the outward facing cameras from the front of the train, from the cab, where the engineer sits. people who ride this train every day say it feels like the engineer never applied the brakes. piecing through the twisted and broken remains of the transit train, ntsb investigators are focusing on two crucial pieces
cameras and its black box. >> we hope to get information, such as speed and braking. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured the train 40 minutes before the accident. the question this morning, was there some sort of mechanical breakdown or was the engineer somehow distracted or incapacitated? ntsb investigators hope to interview the train's engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallacher, injured in the crash and released from the hospital late thursday after cooperating with local police. senior officialsri investigation tell nbc news, a preliminary review has found no red flags in his background, no infractions, medical episodes or criminal history. his father telling w nbc, his son has worked for new jersey transit since he was 19. >> very anxious and we're very upset about this whole matter. >> reporter: we do know, new jersey transit does not have the automated braking system, known as positive train control. a former ntsb board member says it would have made a big
accident if that technology was on this rail line. >> i just heard these horrifying, terrible screams. >> reporter: the packed commuter train screamed into hoboken's train station at 8:45 a.m., the height of the rush hour. >> it felt like it never stopped. >> reporter: it slammed lieu a barrier, knocking out pillars, violently collapsing. underneath, people trapped in the rubble. in the path of deru wires. first responders triaged victims on the platform. five months pregnant, alexis was in the first car. she says part of the station's ceiling fell on her head. >> i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going to get out. >> reporter: one person was killed. 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon, standing on the platform, hit by falling debris.
business trip. >> i saw a woman lying in front of the train. there was nothing the first responders could do for her. >> reporter: the train should have had a working dead man's alerter system, essentially requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds, and if he doesn't, then the train begins to automatically slow. but was that working and was it working in the final stretch into the train station? some questions they still need to get answered. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks. >> we're joined by the national transporon vice chairman, dr. denzar. >> thank you. >> reporter: do you expect to have a formal interview today and how do you talk to him at all in a more casual setting? has he given any indication of what happened? >> we have not spoken to him yet. and we hope to today. we're making that request. and we have a very methodical
doing that to get as much information and as accurate information as we can. >> and what about his devices, his phone, any other digital devices that might have been in that compartment with him? have they been confiscated so officials can find out if perhaps he was texting or something like that? >> if there are any mobile devices or electronic devices, we will be getting those. we are currently making sure that the scene is possible. as you may be aware, the canopy did collapse on top of the train, so the passenger cars, including the controlling car, where the engineer was likely sitting, then those places, we can't access them right now. the only place we have been able to access is the locate motive, which is at the rear, which -- where we were able to get the recorder. >> when do you expect to be able to access those key pieces of
>> the pieces of the canopy are being removed today. so we hope to access it later today. >> and you said something a second ago, doctor, that i think is really important. you guys are methodical in this. you want to make sure that you dot all the is and cross all of the ts, but in terms of any eyewitness accounts, anecdotally, have you heard anything that leads you to believe the brakes were ever applied, or there was ever a warning, a horn being sounded, alerted people to this impending tragedy? >> well, thanks for asking that. because i think there's a lot of speculation, and that's what we're here to get rid of. we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. we'll also be reviewing any of the video recordings that are available, any of the security footage available. so all of that, along with
people we'll be doing to make sure we get the most factual information. but you're right. i think there's a lot of speculation. we don't want to get into that. we want to make sure we only give you the most accurate information. >> well, ntsb vice chairman dr. denzar, we know you're busy and appreciate your time, ma'am. thank you. >> thank you. overnight, president obama and former president clinton joined people from around the worl kelly cobiella is in jerusalem. good morning to you. >> reporter: that ceremony now over, but security still very tight here in jerusalem with president barack obama and leaders from every corner of the globe here to pay their respects to shimone perez, a fan who fought for peace for decades. presidents, prime ministers and
>> the statesmanship built an unbreakable bond with the united states of america and so many other countries. >> reporter: 90 delegations from 70 countries. a sign of his impact across the globe. >> simone lived a life of purpose. he soared to incredible heights. >> reporter: the former israeli president and prime minister celebrated as a statesman and a peace-maker. paris held secret talks that l white house lawn in 1993 between sworn enemies. a handshake prompted by then president bill clinton. >> he knew exactly what he was doing in being overly optimistic. he knew exactly what he was doing, with his dreams. >> reporter: 50,000 israelis
to them, he was their grandfather. palestinian president mahmud ab abbas, shaking hands with netanyahu. he was remembered as a fighter, a father and a friend. paris was laid to rest next to the prime minister. he spent nearly his entire adult life in service to his country. in public service. guys? >> an extraordinary man. kelly, thank you very much. >> closer to home, hurricane matthew grew even stronger. forecasters keeping a close eye on its potential path and that includes al, down in raleigh, north carolina, this morning. hey, al. good morning. >> yeah, guys, here to celebrate a bluegrass festival. but let's take a look at the latest on matthew. it is quickly strengthening and right now threatening a lot of the caribbean.
latest from the national hurricane center. category 2 storm, 130 miles north-northwest of curacao, moving west at 1,400 miles per hour. here's what the path looks like currently. we expect to see this strengthen to a category 3 by monday morning on top of jamaica. right now by the current track. and then as we move during the day monday, it makes its way over eastern cuba, and by tuesday, it is out in the atlantic over the central 100-mile-an-hour winds. here's the latest from the european and american models. they slow it down a little bit, at least the european model slows it down and brings it further south and east. the u.s. model brings it a little further north, and to the west, closer to florida. so the models are still -- there's no divergence here. there is divergence here, we have to continue to track this
it gets out into the atlantic. so guys, we're watching this very closely. >> like to call it hurricane matt. >> no. no, let's not get casual here. a busy day of campaigning in the race for the white house, 39 days left until the election. hillary clinton heads to florida for two events today, while donald trump is holding a rally in michigan. that's his fifth visit there since it's nomination. >> former presidential candidate jeb bush is suggesting he may not vote at all at an event last night, he said he's not comfortable supporting either party's nominally and then said this. >> everybody didn't vote, that would be a pretty powerful political statement. >> and for the first time ever, "usa today" is taking sides in a presidential race. the paper's editorial board is urging its readers not to vote for donald trump, deeming him unfit for the presidency. but they stopped short of endorsing hillary clinton. let us bring in nbc's chuck todd
thing? how big a deal is it? again, bad news for donald trump, but they said there was no consensus to endorse hillary clinton either. so it's a mixed bag. >> it is. what's amazing here, matt, is it's more of the collection of first-times. first time "usa today" has done this. we have the arizona republic, the dallas morning news, first time they ever endorsed a democrat instead of the republican. there is this the american intelligencea. the ceo for trump. all of these people saying you cannot support trump. what's amazing is how little impact all of this is having. it's not as if these collapsing right now. >> right. so it isn't just for the core trump voter it might not matter at all. >> i don't think it's moved anybody. what will it do to the middle of the road voter or this republican that isn't comfortable with trump? we don't know yet. >> you mention republicans not
reince priebus said to the former candidates, get on board. what do you make of what jeb bush said, not only that he's not voting for donald trump or hillary clinton, suggesting the way to go is not to vote at all. >> not to vote. and the rest of the comment, he said i'm going to vote for marco rubio still and i'm going to do my civic duty, but says i may skip the presidential race. i thought it was a remarkable statement that a member of basically the first family of republican politics says don't vote for president. >> we've got to talk about what's happening on twitter t morning. seems that donald trump was up early, his first tweet of a tweet storm at 3:20 a.m. and he started tweeting about alicia machado, the miss universe contestant, making some allegations against her. suggesting that she has got a pass. what do you make of this? that he is continuing to tweet about it. >> right. >> is there a method to that? does it demonstrate that his
who said be a disciplined candidate, are no longer holding sway? >> the day that "usa today" calls him unpfit for the presidency, he wakes up at 3:00 in the morning and attacking this civilian again. you know, this is a pattern with him. he did it with the khan family. when he gets into a bad place, and he is in a bad place right now. there is clearly discord in the compla campaign. the campaign staff not happy with. there is some anger there. he also said, if you ever read sources, it means everything is a lie. >> that's at 3:20 a.m. >> he is an unhappy man. and when he is, he lashes out. and right now the person to lash out at is machado. >> chuck, thank you very much. appreciate it. of course, he's going to have the latest on the race this sunday. >> an october surprise. you know why? >> why? >> it's finally october. so there's your surprise. >> that didn't work? >> no, it was good. >> that's what we call "meet the press" humor. all right.
and the 14 suspect at a shooting in south carolina set to appear in court this morning as we learn about recent trouble in his life. gabe kwurz gutierrez is on the story for us. hi, gabe. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this is where the 14-year-old suspect is scheduled to be in court later today. police say he shot and killed his own father before heading to the nearby elementary school and opening fire. according to a source close to his family, for years he had been bullied. >> jacob is a beautiful little boy. >> reporter: this morning, prayers for 6-year-old jacob hall, now on live support. >> taking a little boy and it's touched our hearts. >> reporter: shot in the leg, his family says he lost 75% of his blood and suffered a major brain injury. his older brother at one point overcome with grief. >> nobody in this world deserves nothing like that that happened. >> reporter: investigators now looking into whether the accused
a source tells nbc news he was being home schooled after he brought a machete and hatchette to his school earlier this year. his mother says we are absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son. >> we experienced a life-changing event. >> reporter: volunteer firefighter jamie brock rushed to the elementary and wrestled the suspect to the ground. >> n no father, ever wants to hear the words, "shooter and school". >> reporter: his son survived when the teacher hit in the shoulder rushed students inside and locked the doors. the third grader says he knew this was no practice drill. >> they told us to get in the bathrooms, which has never happened in drill so we started thinking it was real. we heard gunshots outside. >> reporter: the reunion with her son overwhelming. >> pure joy.
little face. peering out of the bus window and he waved like this. and i don't -- i don't have words. just relief. >> reporter: according to a source close to his family, the mother of the accused gunman visited him in jail late thursday. she said it was overwhelming, telling him, i'm very angry at what happened, and don't understand it. but you're my son. savannah? >> really difficult times there the comet chasing space probe rosetta reached its final resting place on the space rock. scientists say it crash landed on comet 67-p, ending its ten-year mission. the spacecraft traveled 4 billion miles in the past decade. rosetta has given scientists a trove of information.
most successful mission ever attempted by the european space agency. >> pretty cool. let's go back down to al in north carolina and get the rest of his forecast. hi, al. >> hey, guys. other parts of the state here in north carolina, some massive flooding going on. there has been flooding here in the raleigh area and fayettevil fayettevil fayetteville, north carolina, the mayor declaring a state of emergency. massive of flooding, dams bursting. a real big problem. finally, the water is receding, in the area. let's show what's happening around the rest of the country, as well. we are looking for heavy showers in the northeast, and the great lakes. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. out west, gorgeous weather. monsoon moisture through the southwest. we'll get to your local forecast
>> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a dry start. breezy and cool. a lot of fog in place as clouds thickening on up. showers arriving mid-to-late morning north of the pike it will arrive laser this afternoon. cool and breezy. temps remaining in the 50s. showers and fog overnight tonight. a few of those showers on the heavier side. low to mid-50s. mid-50s and upper 50s tomorrow. showers around. most of those showers in the morning. still a lot of drizzle in the afternoon. and that is your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, a special rossen report in the wake of the crash in new jersey.
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showers working from south to north through the day. most of them through the morning will be south of the mass pike into mid-day. later on this afternoon, including the evening commute, fair game for some wet roadways out there. highs holding close to 60 degrees if not just shy of it. wet over the weekend. the heaviest of the rain, steadiest of the showers on saturday. >> christa: police in braintree are searching for a suspect after a night at move voice turned violent. two people are recovering after getting stabbed outside the amc movie theater. both victims are from hingham. w shore hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the surgery is on for for this man after a home invasion sparked a huge search. schools were told to shelter in police as police went door-to-door looking for four men. officers captured two of the suspects and the pair is headed to court later on tonight. back to the "today show" right after this break. ? keep on smiling with dunkin's delicious
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? oh no let's go ? we're back now at 7:30. it's friday morning, the 30th of september, 2016. and we have something special coming up. al is going to be live in minnesota, and will give us a first-ever icon's paisley park estate. and also speak exclusively to his sister. that is next wednesday, only on "today." >> that should be fascinating. looking forward to that. on this friday morning, let's start this half hour with a look at the headlines. the engineer in the deadly train trash is out of the hospital, cooperating with investigators. they will formally interview him
the train didn't slow down. one woman was on the platform died. hundreds injured. we'll have the investigation coming up. two men arrested overnight. in el cajon, california, for a third straight night. police say demonstrators blocked traffic, some fought with drivers. officers had to use pepper spray to break up the crowd. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton and donald trump trading new jabs. clinton seizing on a report that in the 1990 violated a u.s. ban on doing business with cuba. >> it shows he puts his personal and business interests ahead of the laws and the values and the policies of the united states of america. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> trump is on the trail in michigan today, already tweeting this morning, slamming clinton
universe, alicia machado during the debate. we turn to the deadly transit train crash in new jersey. tom costello covering the investigation, just getting started. hi, tom. good morning. >> hi, savannah. one big question is going to be yet again, why is it that a major commuter rail line in this country does not have positive train control. it does not have it on the new jersey transit system. that's an automatic braking system. the ntsb has been calling on it for 40 commuter train lines to put the system in place and yet we have seen multiple accidents in which train systems did not have ptc in place and people died as a result. chatsworth, california, more than 20 people die. same thing in philadelphia. eight people die. four people died in the bronx several years ago. this train came barreling into hoboken station, apparently did not slow down, according to witnesses, as it approached the station. and the other question is what
dead man alerter system? it literally requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds and if he doesn't, it should automatically slow down. was that system working? as the train approached hoboken station, or was it disengaged here? and was this engineer distracted or did he have a medical emergency that may have incapacitated him? an awful lot of questions. the engineer, as you mentioned, is out of the hospital. he is 48 years old, tommy gallacher, a veteran the ntsb hoping to talk to him today, also hoping to get the black box from the front of the train today, the front of the cab, where he sits, as well as outward-facing cameras. back to you. >> a lot of work to do on this. tom costello, thank you. >> a lot of people sitting at home this morning, thinking, would i know what to do in an emergency like that crash? today, national investigative correspondent, jeff rossen, is on a train in raleigh, north carolina, to try to show you. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good
get to see, where the engineer sits and operates the train. so many questions as tom costello was just reporting, about what happened in new jersey. was it mechanical error? could it have been human error? and tom mentioned that dead man's alert system. i want to show you exactly how that works. every 20 to 30 seconds, the engineer has to move a control. move the throttle, hit the brake, this button here, called the alarm reset, or hit this, called the dead man's pedal, you probably heard aut they have to hit it. if they don't, it tells the train, something is wrong with the engineer. he may be dead. he may have had a medical emergency. and isn't alert. and so the train automatically stops. but sometimes it is just too late. this morning, we want to answer all of your questions, the safest place to sit in the train so what to do if there is a crash, how to get out alive. in this latest accident, chaos. >> loud shrieks, people just screaming for their lives.
>> we just heard people screaming in the first car, they were trapped. they couldn't get out. >> reporter: so would you know how to get out in a crash? to show us how to survive, we're here with paul we areally from the department of transportation. and i have always wanted on a commuter train like this, where is the safest place to sit? is it the middle of the train, the middle cars, is it the front car, the back car, where? >> you want to be in the middle of the train. it's the least likely set of cars to detrail. you diabetic want to be on a crash, that's where the engineer is, and that does the damage. so you want to be in the middle of the train. >> just look at these crashes. in 2008, a commuter train in california colliding with a freight train, killing 25 people. 22 of them sitting in the first car. and last year, another train hitting an suv in new york. killing five on board. all sitting in the first car. some experts say you should also sit facing backwards.
crashes, you're pushed back into your seat. instead of thrown forward. after a crash, you want to get out of that train, asap. you were saying the crew's train are going to give you instructions over the loud speaker. you want to follow those. the best way out may be the window. of exactly. this is an emergency window, held in by a rubber strip. you want to pull on the handles and pull it all the way down. pull it all the way down and lift -- lift the window out. >> reporter: do i want to it out the window? >> no, pull and set it down. >> reporter: this is really heavy. >> right. it's safety glass. >> reporter: and then you want to get out. >> right. >> reporter: by the way, this is an eight or nine-foot drop down. so even when you get the glass out and you're about to climb out the window, it's a long way down, you've still got to be careful. but if you can get to the door, turns out there is a way to pop them open manually. safety experts in philadelphia showing us how. >> every train in the country has emergency signs. and if you see the sign, you can
instructions. >> reporter: so even if the conductor or engineer are too busy or chaotic to open the door, you can open it yourself. >> absolutely. >> reporter: can i try? >> yes. >> reporter: lift and pull open and push this red handle down. and the door is released. you can see it poms the door open about an inch and i can open it the rest of the way. the emergency tips we all need when tragedy strikes. the key is to think about this before you get on the morning for your morning commute, before there is a crash. guys, you want to commit this to mec memory. if the worst happens, you have committed it and trained your brain. >> thank you. let us turn back to al in raleigh this morning with a check of our weather. hey, al. >> that's right. got a great bluegrass festival. we want to talk about the flooding that's been going on and the rain that's been going on in the northeast and the mid atlantic states. and we need it.
ralin khali. look at the northeast, coastal wind gusts to 40 to 45 mile an hour. minor coastal flooding. showers and thunderstorms, that heavy rainfall shifts to the north. flooded roads, rivers. so we're going to be watching this very closely. and over the weekend, it shifts up into new england, and around the great lakes. rainfall amounts, heaviest, going to be focused right around the northeast and new england, with rainfall amounts anywhere fr that's what's going on around >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a dry start. breezy and cool. a lot of fog in place as clouds thickening on up. showers arriving mid-to-late morning south of the mass pike. north of the pike it will arrive laser this afternoon. cool and breezy. temps remaining in the 50s. showers and fog overnight tonight. a few of those showers on the heavier side. low to mid-50s. mid-50s and upper 50s tomorrow.
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information from official sources. this morning, the mystery deepens on a remote tropical island in the indian ocean. the seychelles islands. for two sisters who grew up in minnesota, the trip was paradise lost. annie and robin korkki were found in their $1800 a night villa last week. resort workers say they had to be helped after drinking. their brother chris telling nbc news, the family is devastated, everyone is in shock and we're just looking for answers. he also told us his mother and brother are now in the seychelles to press officials for information, because he says we have been told very little. 37-year-old annie worked for jpmorgan chase in denver and was on a figure skating team there. and 42-year-old robin, a trader in chicago, were self-described best friends, on the trip of a
month, starting with an african safari. then moving to the island chain, staying at the exclusive mia luxury resort and spa. annie posted this photo from the private villa, writing "it's indescribable, seriously." local police report the women were found in the same bed with no signs of violence or trauma. calling them seasoned world travelers, brother, chris korkki, says, they knew how to take care of days from returning from that vacation when they died. family members are now trying to bring them home. but there is no timetable for that. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you. coming up next, carson has my favorite story of the day. my new hero, david johnson at the ryder cu ?
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>> you did a great job at the top of the show. you said from heckler to hero. that's the story we have. the ryder cup begins today, but the action at hazelton, the golf course in minnesota, well under way. you have golf greats from the european team, practicing their putting on thursday and kept missing this particular putt. they couldn't help but notice, there was a heckler in the crowd. he said he could easily sink it. so stenson pulls him on to the course and gets him a raises the stakes and puts down a $100 bill right there. sure enough, david johnson of north dakota, bangs it, the crowd goes nuts, an instant legend. chants of usa broke out. rory mcilroy shared this video on his twitter. immediately went viral. johnson collected his cash, and even got this $100 bill signed by the golfers. and here's what he had to say about the experience. >> i haven't fully realized what
>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. 7.57 as you take a live look at boston. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast.
>> chris: cloudy and breezy in the city. 58 degrees. wee eventually these showers to the south of us take over. mid to late morning south of the mass pike. we're watching it expand south to north. maybe around noontime in boston. early to mid-afternoon to the north. i do expect a wet evening ride home from work for many towns. upper 50s to near 60 degrees. upper 50s over the weekend. more showers on saturday versus sunday. >> sarah: for your top stories, man will be facing a jude after police say he beat his three-year-old nephew. officials say the 21-year-old called police and said he killed
officers later found that the boy had face and neck injuries but was going to be okay. police are searching for suspects after a stabbing in braintree. investigators say two men were stabbed outside a movie theater last night. they were taken to south shore hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. we're back in 25 minutes with another update. hope to see you then. narrator: over and over it's been their agenda: anything to defund planned parenthood.
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? it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, search for clues. >> the train felt like it never stopped. it didn't slow down. >> investigators on the scene of that deadly commuter train crash in new jersey. this morning, new questions being raised about safety systems on our rails acros ? then, stealing the show. >> how is that? >> prince george and princess charlotte make a rare and yet adorable public appearance at a children's party as the royal road trip to north america wraps up. and politics and punch lines. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers?
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drizzling heavily, we've got a great crowd. >> a great crowd. >> really good. >> with one really cute baby in this little "today" show onesy. that was super cute. we're so excited, because we have a live performance coming up from country singer brett aldridge in our next half hour. >> nice guy. good to have brett here. and another announcement about a great concert, back on the scene now, a new record out, kings of leon here rockin' the plaza two weeks from today, october 14th. special fan passes, visit the website, today.com. >> it's going to be great. a lot to get to, but first let's start with the top stories of the morning. here is your news at 8:00. >> we begin with a train crash here in hoboken, new jersey. good morning, i'm tom costello in hoboken. federal investigators today will look at that video on the cameras, on the outward-facing side of the train. trying to get a sense of what happened. also, the black box data. they want to look at the speed
applied. but it may be the engineer, the only man who right now really knows what happened. this morning, federal safety and rail investigators are once again looking for clues in the twisted remains of a commuter train. witnesses say hoboken-bound train 1614 never seemed to slow down. >> the trains normally pull in there, 2, 3 miles per hour an hour by the time they get to the resting spot where people depart. he came went through the bumper block, through the air. >> reporter: responding firefighters immediately declared a mass casualty incident. >> i have structural damage, people trapped on the train. major casualty. >> reporter: more than 100 people injured, some tossed around on the cars like toys. others on the platform buried under a collapsed ceiling, concrete and glass. >> and we just heard people screaming in the first car. they were trapped, couldn't get out. >> reporter: the only person
bittar de kroon. earlier in the morning, she left her child at a daycare. >> i went right to her daughter, to be honest with you. and i just hugged her, and i was just, you know -- hoping everything was going to be okay. >> reporter: we're told the engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallacher, cooped with police before being released from a local hospital. investigators want to know, was there some sort of a mechanical failure, or was the engineer earlier on "today," the ntsb vice chair said the investigation is just getting started. >> we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. >> reporter: the hoboken accident is the latest fatal commuter train crash on a rail line without the automated braking system called positive train control. 2008, 25 dead in chatsworth, california. 2013, four dead in the bronx.
and now new jersey transit. >> safety delayed is safety denied. when we don't implement positive train control, we're going to continue to see events year after year, that result in fatalities and injuries. >> reporter: at the moment, only about a quarter of the nation's commuter rail line systems have positive train control system. congress has given them until 2018 to get it done. but many safety advocates insist they're really dragging their heels on this one. matt, back to you. >> tom much. world leaders, friends, political rivals came together today at the funeral of former israeli minister, perez. president obama eulogized the laureate before hundreds of dignitaries. former president bill clinton remembered him as one of the nation's biggest dreamers. the funeral brought a rare handshake between netanyahu and mahmoud abbas . he died wednesday, two weeks
he was 93 years old. new developments overnight in the case of a connecticut woman missing at sea. police searched the home of 54-year-old linda carmen late thursday night and removed several items. her 22-year-old son, nathan, was rescued off the coast of rhode island more than a week after the two of them went fishing, but no sign of his mother. nathan is also a person of interest, according to police, and his grandfather's homicide three years ago. nathan carmen denies grandfather. coming up, we're going to talk about your e-mail in box, and why you are obsessed with checking it so often. >> why are you looking at me when you read that? and "saturday night live's" influence on politics. how snl is kbeerg gearing up. but first, inside a royal play date, as prince george and princess charlotte step out with their parents. hoda loves this story. >> look at that. >> right after this.
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that music can only mean one thing. a headline making appearance by prince george and princess charlotte. >> have you heard they're in north america? good morning to you. >> reporter: hey there, guys. good morning. a fun day with a serious purpose for the royals. the queen is the head of state here in canada, and she wants her great grandchildren to sustain that relationship by starting it early. for the military families invited, a new dimension on parenting pressure. your children go to a party, where there's a chance they might make friends with a prince
prince george, nervous at first. rare moments in front of the cameras for william and kate's children. the young princess heads straight for the balloons. william lifting his grown son on to a pony. dad, like the queen, loves horses. the 3-year-old future king, not so sure. >> give it a stroke first. give it a stroke >> reporter: his little sister sitting on a good-natured dog. the duke and duchess, just another mom and dad. >> a little tired. the kids playing bubbles and trying to put them in their mouths and laughing that all kids put everything in their mouths. >> reporter: chris jackson, the royal photographer, was there. >> my favorite when prince george starts grabbing the
moments. mother and daughter dancing. the whole family together. wow, says kate. george jumping with excitement and being the older brother, he got the balloon. but charlotte given another by a little girl. what do you say, william asks? >> thank you, his daughter appears to respond. royal manners in the making. >> she had a flower made, and she give it to princess charlotte. >> reporter: did you get to play with yes? you don't remember. a week in canada coming to a close. kate's style, with endless fascination this time, unusually, wearing many outfits b by-high-end designers. but her children getting all of the attention. folks online identifying what her son and daughter were wearing. they think that charlotte was
had worn on an earlier occasion. so even the royals hand down clothes between older and younger children. but imagine taking your children to that party, guys. you know, go and speak to that little prince and princess. i don't want to, daddy. just do it! >> i want the photo op! keir simmons, thank you. what else is trending today. >> you ready for this one? this is a real act of sportsmanship. back in june, the cleveland cavaliers championship in nearly 50 years. not only pride to the city and players, but the players also get a fancy championship ring. cool bling. however, owner of the cavs, dan gilbert, wants to celebrate one step further. gilbert is fronting the money to outfit all 1,000 employees at the quickens loan arena with a championship ring. we're talking about seat ushers,
guards. going to cost about $1 million. and he's doing it because you can't put a price tag on loyalty to your employees. that is awesome. and they say he's a great guy all the way around. even beyond that. that gesture. >> i love that story. >> you see some baseball you'll hear about certain staff members getting a ring. but that many -- people selling food, that's a class act. >> i love that. i think we're all guilty of this. constantly and let's say obsessively check your e-mail all of the time? >> yes. >> a >> just compare yourself to me. exactly. guess what? behavioral psychologists have explained this now. they use a term called random rewards. and they actually liken it to playing a slot machine where you pull that lever over and over again and every once in a while it pays off, because let's face it, most of our e-mail is jump and stuff we don't want to read but the thought and hope you're going to get something good. >> one more sell. >> do you ever notice when you
oh. >> the dinosaur version, you get your mail at home and you thumb through the bills and the junk and there is that one handled-written note, and you go, ooh, something i really care about. >> makes sense why we are all constantly -- >> i don't even check my phone when i wake up. i wait 15 minutes, coffee, nothing. because once you open your eyes and start -- >> yeah. >> you know how your day immediately goes like that? 15 minutes in the morning. of. >> good idea. >> you've been on my twitter feed, offering the meal of a lifetime, literally. cafe 51 is offering free but burgers for life, if, carson, you're willing to tattoo an image of one of their burgers on yourself. sounds crazy, but some people have done it. of in order to get the reward. the burger tattoo has to be life-size. not a skimpy burger tattoo will pass the test. which poses the question, would anyone here be willing to tattoo
>> yes. >> like what? >> i don't know, like a budweiser can somewhere on my calf. >> free for life? >> sure. why not just print the words bmw on your arm? >> that's why -- >> what would yours be? >> i don't know. first of all, i don't think i would do it. but something expensive. like prada shoes or something. >> this is very telling about each of us. >> i know. what would you do? >> i would definitely do -- >> wine bottle? >> a blow dryer and a round brush. can you imagine if we blowouts for free? >> oh, right. >> every single day. >> hairdresser on there, too. >> i would do it for that. >> what would you do? >> hash tag girls. >> bmw, something like that. >> pop start? >> yes. >> lady gaga has officially been announced as the next super bowl halftime show. gaga confirming the news herself, saying it's not an illusion, reference to her new song.
the rumors are true. it will be gaga's second year in a row performing at the super bowl. last year she did sing the national anthem. and "red" magazine, nicole kidman, the decision to marry cruise when she was 23 years old, saying i was so young. i look back now and i'm like, what. two kids by the time i was 27. i had been married for four years but that's what i wanted. kidman celebrated her tenth anniversary with keith urban stronger than ever. there you go. your pop start. >> very nice couple too. >> great people. thank you very much. let's send it back down to raleigh for a check of the weather with al. today's weather is brought to you by deepwater horizon, starring mark wahlberg, now playing in theaters everywhere. and we are in downtown raleigh. great group of folks here. it's the fourth annual live open
we'll be talking about that coming up. in the meantime, let's look at your weekend, and we have also got the latest on matthew. this just in from the hurricane center, category 2 storm. 520 miles east-southeast of kickston, jamaica, 125-mile-an-hour winds, moving west-southwest at 14. path of the storm brings it across jamaica sometime early saturday morning as a category 3 storm. i should say monday morning. this should be a very dangerous storm for jamaica, continues and then it's out over the bahamas by wednesday. european model and u.s. model differ from the final point there of the national hurricane center. so we're just going to have to continue to watch this. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a dry start. breezy and cool. a lot of fog in place as clouds thickening on up. showers arriving mid-to-late morning south of the mass pike.
cool and breezy. temps remaining in the 50s. showers and fog overnight tonight. a few of those showers on the heavier side. low to mid-50s. mid-50s and upper 50s tomorrow. showers around. most of those showers in the morning. still a lot of drizzle in the afternoon. and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. anticipation already running high for tomorrow's season premier of "saturday night live." when the show announced that alec >> anticipation into the stratosphere. will it actually have an impact on the election? hoda has been looking at that. >> people popping the popcorn all right. alec baldwin has hosted the show more than anyone, 16 times. now he's taking on the role of the republican candidate at one of the most pivotal points in the race. a short promotional video was all it took. fans of "saturday night live" are fired up to see alec baldwin
mckinnon's hillary clinton. >> i don't have a mean bone in my body. just ask anyone, except those close to me. >> the campaign has already given plenty of fodder to the late night show that has spent decades during politics into punch lines. skewering anyone seeking the highest office in the land. it all started with chevy chase playing the role of gerald ford. >> wait. from nixon, carter and reag. and obama. >> both the clinton campaign and the trump campaign are definitely going to be watching on saturday night to see how their candidates are portrayed. they may not have any say in how they come off, but they certainly care. >> snl impersonations, iconic. george h.w. bush helped form perception of the president.
president's waistline as bill clinton. >> are you going to finish these fries? >> the portrayal of george w. bush could be summed up in one word. >>strategery. >> pointed political satire reached a new level when snl brought tina fey to play sarah palin. >> and i can see russia from my house. >> some say it helped define palin's image. >> we are not ricky in there. >> what diva achieved was to take questions about sarah palin's readiness, her gaps in her knowledge or some of the things she said in her early days as a vp normal knee and turn them into water cooler conversations. >> though palin herself joined in on the fun with fey and baldwin. >> live from are new york, it's
appear on snl. >> keep 'em coming. >> hillary clinton serving up drinks as a bartender. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers. >> and last november, donald trump hosted the show. >> they don't have my talent, my money or especially my good looks. >> now with fewer than 40 days left until election day, the question is, what impact will baldwins have onhe >> if snl chooses to make donald trump a darker character, not one you can sort of laugh at but something you laugh at with a bit of unease, for some younger voters, that could push them away from him. >> it will all play out live from new york, an saturday night. >> and as most people probably know, baldwin says he is no trump fan but guarantee a lot of people will be tuning in. >> what will the debates be if snl didn't do their take on it?
morning. can't wait to see it. >> by the way, you can see what happens when snl returns tomorrow night, 11:30, 10:30 central. she told him what it was like to be in a sketch last year with the real hillary clinton. >>en what's it like to do hillary clinton with hillary clinton this close to you? >> it's -- well, i felt a sense of sisterhood. i don't know. she felt that. i hope she did. i had so much fun. she just came in, and read the sketch and, like -- got all with the comedic beats. and i was like, oh, my gosh, she's going to be funnier than me. this is embarrassing. >> you can see a lot more of willie's interview with kate mckinnon on sunday, "today." just ahead, good music, good eats, a live performance from country star brett he will driven and the only snacks you'll neat to watch football or golf this weekend.
>> this is 7news now. ism good morning, everybody. happy friday. 8:27. take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert with a check of your forecast. >> chris: clouds filling in. we have a cool ocean breeze. temperatures to the 50s. we'll start to work on in late morning south of the pike and north of the pike this afternoon. becoming most widespread evening commute. temperatures holding steady in the upper 50s on average. breeze will be steady, as well. locally heavy showers tonight. looks like some patches of drizzle around, but not as many showers. >> sarah: now to our top stories. the search is on for man wanted in a frightening home invasion. it sparked a massive search in thursday. schools were told to shelter in police as police went door to door hunting for four men. officers captured two suspects. the pair are headed to court
they say sexually assaulted a woman in jamaica plain. the woman was walking down the street early thursday morning when a masked man carrying a gun approached her. that's when he forced her enter a backyard and sexually assaulted her. four area day cares are being shut down today. they are losing their license because state investigators found that the day care violated several state regulations.
special interests that oppose question 2 claim district schools lose money to charter schools. that's "absurd," says the boston herald. "outright lies," reports the lowell sun. charter schools "don't siphon off state dollars" from traditional schools, says the boston globe. in fact, public schools get more money. the truth is question 2 will give parents more choices and result in more funding for public education. please vote yes on question 2.
>> fans going at it with the american fans at hazelton in minnesota, where the contingent is strong. >> a lot of european fans. led by dustin johnson and jordan spieth and phil mickelson, tiger woods an assistant captain. going on all weekend long. catch it live on the golf channel right now and on nbc throughout the weekend. >> i have to say, it doesn't look like golf. that's not were doing right there. coming up, you guys, you're going to love him. country music sensation and a hottie, brett eldridge is here, and we're going to talk to him about the hit song he's going to sing today. and willie's amazing wife, cristina geist is here with a new book and help for parents struggling to tuck in little ones with bedtime advice, and tells us about her awesome new book that helps parents in the late wee hours of the morning and night. >> very, very cool.
game. a special football theme that everybody can agree on, no matter who you're rooting for during sunday night's big game. >> cannot wait. and calling anyone who wants to update a room at home, maybe you just had a baby, you need to turn that office into a nursery or empty nester, you want a man cave, i don't know -- want a man cave, hoda? go to today.com, send us a picture of the room and we may just show up and red and now back down to al for a check of the weather. >> we are in downtown raleigh, the fourth annual wide-open bluegrass music festival. these guys, big winners last night. jerry douglas and the earls of lester. 13-time grammy winners. 14-time. they picked one up while we were talking. unbelievable. let her rip, boys!
. let's show you your forecast, starting off with sunday. we are looking at wet weather along the northeast coast. we expect to see wet weather around the great lakes, rain in the pacific northwest. and some showers in the plains. sunday, sunday! we're looking at more rain in new england, where we need it. we're looking at wet weather through the western plains. northern california, right on in the coast of sunshine from the gulf, all the way up into the northern mississippi river valley. let's hear a little more of the bluegrass. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a dry start. breezy and cool. a lot of fog in place as clouds thickening on up. showers arriving mid-to-late morning south of the mass pike. north of the pike it will arrive laser this afternoon. cool and breezy.
tonight. a few of those showers on the heavier side. low to mid-50s. mid-50s and upper 50s tomorrow. showers around. most of those showers in the morning. still a lot of drizzle in the afternoon. ? get that weather any time you need it any time on the weather channel. ? >> love it! you can't be in a bad mood and listen to bluegrass. guys, back to you. >> it speaks to me, al. love it so much. thank you. have fun. and now to expecting today. and a struggle all parents face. how do we get our little ones to turn off all of that adorable energy when it is time to go to sleep. the new children's book,
about quieting your toddler. and the author, cristina geist, brand strategist and entrepreneur, wife to wylie. christine and willie, good morning. >> hi, savannah. >> first of all, this is fabulous, i have read it. so perfect for getting your kid excited about going to bed and calms them down. >> it's a little counterintuitive. what i found in our generation kids two years apart, which means the second baby comes along and you're concerned about the newborn and their bedtime routine. you forget, though, that in todayler hood, people don't want to buy a second crib so we're moving toddlers into beds maybe a little early. >> you're describing my life right now. >> and those toddlers wander around your house in the middle of the night. >> so this is how to take that energy and your character is
to get the baby -- little boy excited about going to bed. explain. >> yeah, yeah. so it's this age-old technique called progressive muscle relaxation that i actually ironically learned in a health and wellness class in high school and i never forget it in my life to release tension and stress in my body. so with our kids, i was having a hard time getting them settled to bed and our books are about putting other things good night moon is about putting the moon to sleep but not the kid's body. >> so dale goes into a toddler bed. you have these figures that appear in the middle of the night, like out of a stephen king horror film. you open your eyes and they're just standing in front of you or there is just a silhouette in the doorway. they get up and wander from these beds. our son george, i got up 4:00, 4:5 in the morning, go out there, he's sitting on the floor
nuggets. so i put him back into the big boy bed. >> naked, right? >> yeah, a little bit naked. >> apple doesn't fall far from the tree. >> so i put him back in the bed with the nuggets, so cristina wakes up to a kid covered in nuggets and grease. so that's the wandering that happens. >> i love this, because your character, buddy, kind of powers down each of his limbs. super cute. i heard you came with some advice for me. >> we did. >> that i need, badly. >> we have some tips. wouldn't it be cool if your husband were here to help talk through it? >> that might be helpful. >> it would be easier if mike were here. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh! hi, husband! you really surprised me! he was telling me, i can't get out of the house this morning. it's all crazy. and -- hi, sweetie! >> we tried to get vale to come, but she is booked for another morning. she wouldn't do it. >> young lady. >> we're so excited for you
>> just like you guys! >> we try to do everything like the guys. >> give your face to facery favorite tip. first of all, we're not parenting experts. we do happen to be parents. and so our first bit of advice might be controversial. all bets are off at bedtime. we covered that. >> yes. >> secondly, i think sharing is a little bit overrated. when you have a 2-year-old in the house and a baby shows up and she has to share her life with this new baby, i think it's okay for some things to still be vale's. >> that's good, because she likes to say "mine" all of the time. >> i think that's okay. i honestly think that's all right. and then she can learn that some things belong to baby, right? and you can teach her to ask baby for a turn before she steals his teddy bear. >> oh-oh, okay. >> or his toy. >> i like that. >> yeah. the next one is don't overthink it, right? willie can speak to this one with lucy and when george was
huge moment and loucy or vale's life. we have to buy a gift for lucy. lucy doesn't care about anyone but herself. let's be honest. >> and now she does. >> age 2. and vale will be the same way. so just let her have her thing and don't let her overthink. >> the first time she meets the baby. >> she knows there is something going on. we're trying to make her comfortable with it. and she senses it. >> oh, my gosh. >> right. same, and grownups follow her around, which is all she wants as a 2-year-old, she's going to be fine. >> okay. we're out of time, but i have to say, how did this transform into this awesome segment for us, when i have to say, this is a great book. cristina geist is the author. "buddy's bedtime battery." run out and get it. it's really fun. and more from them, including a read-along feature. faces you'll know from "today." check it out. real crowd pleasers if you're having friends over to
back now with today food. the kansas city chiefs and the pittsburgh steelers, our friend and celebrity chef, sunny anderson has come up with favorites to celebrate both cities. you've got the outfit on, yo i like that. >> i'm a giants fan, but repping for the steelers and chiefs today. >> we're making rib sandwiches. where do we start? >> home of alex smith. we're going to make slow cooker barbecue ribs sandwiches. very simple to do. baby back ribs. garlic powder, a little bit of mustard, put that into the bowl and make the rub for me.
we save half of this rub, and we're going to make the barbecue sauce out of it, okay? >> all right. so we take some of that and put it right on the baby backs. >> right into the slow cooker. you're going to do that on low. or high. that's the cool thing about a slow cooker. >> what goes in first? >> two beers, baby. whatever beers you like. put them in there, your rub rib goes in. >> trick to the slow pecooker, don't peek. >> the connective tissue comes apart, that's what the steam is about. big in kansas city, the molasses flavor. add half of that rub. >> that's great. >> cook it down, stir it. the ribs come out of the slow cooker, you're going to brush them with the sauce. you're going to put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15, 20 minutes. >> when they come out, that means it's going to fall right off the bone. >> yes, sirrery. >> take it and put it on good old white bread? >> anywhere in the south, they don't have a piece of white
you like that. easy as 1, 2, 3. it is one cup of vinegar, two cups of peppers. >> i don't want to short-change pittsburgh. talk about the ingredients for per owingy pizza. >> miller, congratulations on your retirement. we'll show you how to caramelize onions. get them into your slow cooker, olive oil, salt and pepper, turn it on high or low, stir it around every hour or so. good to go. a cup of heavy cream -- >> we've guys downstairs tasting this. >> i hope you guys like it. i'm representing pizza today, per rowingy pizza for pittsburgh. heavy cream and one clove of garlic. add in some spinach. >> okay. cream that up. >> creams up. >> these are cool. these are like predone crusts. >> well, actually, we predid that here.
all of the pop tube cookies and stuff like that or just buy it in the freezer section. this is the sauce, you add it on. we've got the per rowingy here out of the freezer section. usually they look like a ravioli. if you can't find it, use ravioli. cut them, slice them, put them on. and then just go ahead and top with the bacon, some cheese, get it in the oven, 400 degrees for a few minutes. give it a nice little stir. >> who wins the game? kansas city or pittsburgh? >> can't do t the giants win, you know what i'm saying? i've got to tell you -- >> pick one. >> i think kansas city is going to do it. i think they're going to do it. >> guys, thumbs up, right? >> don't hate on me, america. >> football, golf. >> a piece of white bread on it. >> look at her shoes. >> do you guys like the pizza, though? >> i love it. >> thank you. you can catch the steelers and the chiefs sunday night football, nbc's coverage begins
? the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. when it comes to country no one hotter than our next guest. >> brett he wieldredge, his son debuted at number one on the billboard country album charts and he's got dreamy blue eyes. >> oh! >> you're making me blush this early. come on. >> good morning. >> we are talking about how we love this song you're going to play. you want when everyone hears a song to nod their head and say
>> every time. i want to be the song that makes you laugh, that song that makes you cry. i want people to listen to this ask take it back to that moment they fell in love or the big moments in their life. i love to sing. this is my favorite song i've ever written, i think. >> wow. >> okay, let's go! ? ? radio and a sun dress ? ? making my world all a mess ? ? that corner of a cornfield ? ? pulled a lever lay the seat back laughing ? ? you slipping off your shoes ? ? while the dashboard speakers
? i want to be that song that gets you high makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody disappear ? ? want to be those words that fill you up ? ? roll your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe right where you belong ? ? ? wanna be wanna be wanna be that song ? ? whoa ? i wanna stand with you in the third row window booth at a bar ? ? back pugh on a sunday pouring out your heart ? ? when the bleachers are crowded
? when you're sitting all alone ? ? when the rain is pouring and you need something to take you home ? ? wanna be that song that gets you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years ? ? once disappear makes time stall ? ? wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe you're right ? ? but when you're searching the horizon ? when your eyes look back ? ? when you're standing in the moment every life has a sound track ? ? oh i wanna be i wanna be ?
you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years once disappear makes time stall ? ? i wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe you're right where you belong ? ? ? wanna be that song ? ? when the bottle's dry ? ? when the sky is falling and you're asking yourself why ? ? ? whoa ? ? yeah ? ? i wanna be ? ? whoa i wanna be that song ? >> woo! [ cheers and applause ]
one week from tomorrow, a new show premiers on nbc. we're so excited, because it features our own jenna bush hager. >> it's really cool, it's called "give" and shines a light on small charities making a huge difference every week. celebrity ambassadors from movie, v, and meet inspiring individuals working to improve their communities. jenna, this is great. >> i know, i'm so excited. blair underwood asked me to come on board this summer, right before the olympics. and i thought, wow, but we made it happen. and really, it's a whole show about giving back to those who give themselves every day to people. and there are some tears. >> mostly yours. >> mostly mine. i'm crying every single week, which i love. but these are people that, you know, are changing lives. and so we surprise them by giving back to them. >> i know you've been doing so much travel with this and running around.
small charities. these aren't charities that don't need the help. >> these are small charities making a huge impact, too. and it's so much fun. the first episode i wore a wig, which wasn't that much fun, because i walked in and they were like, jenna bush. that wig really happened. >> "give" premiers next saturday night, october 8th. check it out right here on nbc.
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>> 9:00 a.m. alarming allegation a worcester man called to court after police say he tried to kill a 3-year-old boy. a violent night at the movies braintree police looking for suspect after two people are stabbed outside the theater. and investigators back at the scene of that deadly train crash in new jersey trying to piece together exactly what happened. we >> good morning. it's friday morning. >> it's september 30 30th. we have to keep the rain coat around and heavier sweatshirt around as well. cool as the onshore wind prevailings 59 in boston right now. 54 in bedford. we don't have much rain yet.