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>> on the way to grandma's house. many on the move, even if they have protecting the new and very large first family. ahead of the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade and the commander-in-chief parting words for pardoned turkeys, tator and tot. >> we are thankful this is my final presidential turkey pardon. what i haven't told them yet is we are going to do this every year from now on.
cold turkey. zblth "early today" starts right now. great day being with you this morning. happy thanksgiving. i'm frances rivera. ayman is off today. if you are getting recalled to hit the road, you are in good company. 50 million people are on the move, hoping to join family and friends for a feast. nbc's tom byrum costello starts us off. >> reporter: the thanksgiving crush. it started on the west coast tuesday night, nearly 49 million of us traveling this gobble day. the vast majority are driving. meanwhile, a potential record breaker in the air which 2.6 million people are expected to
are adding new dog teams and thousands of screeners, opening this new airport command center to track real time every tsa checkpoint at the 30 busiest airports. >> down here, tell me how many lanes they've opened. >> reporter: a power outage in louisville that slowed things down an hour. >> it's the largest day of the weekend. that's when everybody comes home. so just give yourself variable weather. snow in indianapolis, while in l.a., comfort dogs to ease the stress. >> to make sure the weather cooperates, i will check in with meteorologist bonnie schneider. good morning, happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving, frances. we really do have pretty good weather. you have a wintry mix. rain for cleveland and a little bit of snow as you head towards
skies in the new york area. generally speaking, temperatures are comfortable. we run the risk of a couple spotty showers in washington a. little bit of wet weather toward seattle. cooler in the 40 and windy conditions but mild across california. frances. >> all right. good to see you. hopefully, no troubles out there. thank you very much. we take a turn for the latest on that hor risk school bus crash in chattanooga, tennessee. authorities say a died from injuries sustained in the crash. five children remain hospitalize. the driver 24-year-old jonathan walker faces several counts of vehicular homicide. investigators have announced the toxicology report show nos signs of drug or alcohol in his system. however, walker was not driving the approved route. >> in the course of looking at the history of how many roads, we ascertained that road was not
school bus. we are exploring is a, has he done it before, b, if so why? >> witnesses tell walker was driving well above the speed limit. the local school board confirmed they have received some complaintsened several relatives say he was a known problem. >> it was about him slamming on brakes on purpose. makeing all the kids hit their head >> it's tragic given those warning signs. nbc news has learned that president-elect donald trump has intended two intelligence briefings since winning the election earlier this month. it's a much lower number than his predecessors and lower than the vice president-elect mike pence, who has received a briefing nearly every day. however, a senior intelligence official cautions it's too early to know what this significance really is, given that trump is
process. >> that as democrats elijah cumminings call to look into trump's potential conflict of interests, including alleged meetings with business partners during the transition t. news comes as the president-elect attends his thanksgiving holiday at his mira lago resort. it includes filling out the rest of his cabinet. he selected two public women for the nbc's kristen walker has more. >> reporter: president-elect trump with a thanksgiving message for the nation. >> it's my prayer that on this thanksgiving, we begin to heal our division and move forward as one country. >> reporter: it comes as he's trying to diversify his cabinet, tapping two women, including 44-year-old south carolina governor nikki haley to serve as ambassador to the u.n.. haley, whose parents emigrated from india is a rising star in
she was sharply critical of trump during the primary. >> i will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the kkk. >> reporter: but taking a more measured turn after meeting with the president-elect last week. >> i did vote for him. and i was absolutely thrilled to see him win. >> reporter: haley earned national praise for leading the call to take down the confederate flag in south carolina in the wake of the church massacre. while she opposed ban, she speertd block on new syrian refugees in her state, something trump also supported. governor haley made eight international trips but lacks foreign policy experience. >> she will have to learn to navigate this role, it is a round of balance she doesn't have directly in her portfolio. >> reporter: if confirmed, she could strengthen her hand t. move elevating south carolina
governor, giving trump a political edge in a key southern state a. transition official disputing that was a part of the decision. mr. trump's second female pick. betty dehaves for secretary of education. she wants to expand school voucher program t. prove was made by jeb bush and decried by the nation's largest. this morning, security in state ahead of today's 90th macy's thanksgiving day parade. this follows an al qaeda publication suggesting the parade would be quote an excellent target. officials stress there are no credible threats. jay gray is live along the route. security must be in everyone's mind, certainly the fun and balloons behind you. >> reporter: yeah. no, you are absolutely right, fran sechlts happy thanksgiving.
and federal aids are quick to point out they see these types of vague threats every year before this parade. so not concerned. they are paying attention. not concerned it will cause problems today. you have a joint terrific task force as well as an army of local police. 3,000 doing their work. this is why you see the floats the balloons behind me, they are lined up. they were inflated late yesterday. they are ready to fet o we'll have floats, marching bands, a lot of star, stage, screen. also a lot of popular singers that will be a part of this parade. it always invites them back. more than 3 million people expected to line the three-mile parade. even early this morning, you can see a few people already out trying to get the best spot to see this whole thing unfold.
here. we estimate for this parade. >> thank you where are you standing you get a good view. thank you and happy thanksgiving to you. just ahead, it will cost $7 million over thanksgiving for secret service agents. it will blow you away. bonnie snider is back with a quick look at your thanksgiving day, how are we looking? >> maybe pittsburgh, both weather related. overall, though, it looks like a great day for travel. that's a look at the big weather picture story. let's take now a closer look at the day ahead. we got temperatures that are much colder and fall into the 30s. 35 degrees in minneapolis. you head to the northeast, a little milder, in the 50s in philadelphia and new york and into boston. so the weather is looking good
>> thank you very much. just ahead, scary for one man, what looks like fireworks going off inside a man's pants. it was anything but. new details on the exploding ecigarettes. the first thanksgiving advice from stephen colbert. >> six picks. great few things to tuque about by changing up tradition. for instance, this year, deep fried turkey. you can't talk about politics when you are busy battling garage fire. definitely prepare a vegan option for your niece coming home from college that way everyone can gapping up on her. be vague. remember, these are your relatives. try not to see them as potential opponents but rather poeshlg kidney donors. more "doing chores for mom" per roll
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it was an ecigarette that exploded in a man's pocket. he was working behind the counter when it happened. one of his co-workers says it actually looked like fireworks. there were projectiles. you could smell fuchls amazingly his injuries were minor, just leg and hand burns. leading the news on this thanksgiving, president obama offers thanksgiving feasts to veterans. he will have a smile. thanksgiving food. but not before unleashing his final barrage of bad jokes at his final turkey party for the birds tator and tot. >> we are tankful this is my final presidential pardon, what i haven't told them is we will do this every year from now on. no cameras, just us, every year,
cold turkey. >> and where are the daughters? they're not there with him or they're so over it after all those years. ahead a new study that says perhaps dessert for breakfast, ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter. plus, the most insane basketball trick shot ever recorded. look at this. we'll show you the rest of it though when "early today" comes right back. see me. is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance. do not use if you are allergic to cosentyx. before starting, you should be tested for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections
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tell us about the american divide. >> tanks, frances. there are a lot of deals to be had around here. it's a massive global destination for shoppers from all over the world come here. and this weekend is special. now, of course, just five months ago, britain voted to leave the european union. >> that sent a body blow to the economy. now the british pound is down 16%. that's not so great for the british economy. it's very good oif you deal. the shock pattern hasn't really opened yet. a lot of truckss are developing off lots of goods for people to buy. they're expecting a huge weekend in sales. of course, this is thanksgiving, which is not a big holiday here in britain. but one of the elements of our celebration in america that's washed up on the british shores. here is a plaque friday consumerism that comes ahead of christmas. that's what a lot of britains here are expecting huge sales.
the same time last year. can you see on the scenes behind me, people here are trying to court corners that come here to buy goods, that's 1.25 billion this year. >> that's what we need. a lot of presents under the tree. thank you so much for that. just ahead, how amazon is fighting back against pro trump trols. plus some criticism of the "snl". on this thanksgiving morning, glad you are up with us here on "early today." ...they're not al. turns out, they're really... ...different. who knew? i had no idea. so, she said look for... ...one that's shaped like a dental tool with a round... ...brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head surrounds each tooth to... ...gently remove more plaque and... ...oral-b crossaction is clinically proven to... ...remove more plaque than sonicare diamondclean.
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smarter. test subjects who were given a scoop immediately after waking up had faster reaction times and includes mental capacity. scientists say it's not just because of the cold temperature. another group was given a glass of water in the morning. well, for them. they did see a boost if alertness. when it comes to the levels of high alerts, it's in the weak side of those starting their day with ice cream. so here's the thing, bonnie, i'm thinking, all right, if bit more alert. it's probably all the sugar. you give anybody ice cream, you will be jumping about. >> you will be happier, you perform better and therefore smarter. >> i like that, we will be happier, let's all dig into ice cream this morning. ahead, exclusive details, the president-elect gets a whole lot bigger.
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parking lot in a store. . . >> happy thanksgiving everybody. thank you for joining us. >> looking forward to this day all yearlong. >> because you eat a bunch of food. exactly. >> >> it happened quickly. i will stay up for this. a soon a out. we do have a chance for a couple slippery spots. right now just some snow showers for the two are the north. this system is trying to overcome some some dry air. as we head to the rest of the morning we do have a chance of wintry mix, some snow flurries as well and that will swift over