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next chance of any unsettled weather maybe next tuesday into wednesday. no real cold air coming in. certainly no snow. it's early. >> thanks, chris. time for it to all go downhill. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking overnight, police identify a husband and wife as the two shooters who opened fire at a holiday work party in san bernardino, california, killing at least 14 people, wounding 17 others. the suspect then killed in a gun battle with police. [ gunshots ] investigators not ruling out terrorism. >> based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some planning that went into this. >> new video of the moment first responders led re survivors to safety.
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that's for sure. >> as america mourns another mass shooting today, thursday, december 3rd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," shooting in san bs ernardino, with matt lauer, live from san bernardino, california, and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today." it's thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in the studio in new york. matt has traveled to san bernardino bernardino, a few blocks away from where this shooting occurred. matt, good morning to you. i can only imagine, this is a community in shock. >> i mean, you can't imagine anybody actually fell asleep last night here in san bernardino, but if they did, they're waking up, yes, in shock. savannah, i was just watching the open of the show, and i got a glimpse of the rockefeller
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this is supposed to be the most joyous and festive time of the year. you and i were supposed to be part of the tree lighting ceremony last night. instead, we're waking up this morning and covering another mass shooting in this country. i don't often start coverage of an event like this by talking about how other people covered it, but a commentator in the bbc id, another day in the united states. another day of panic and fear in the city of san bernardino. these are the latest overnight developments. police confirmed there were two shooters involved. some thought there were three involved throughout the day. a married couple, 28-year-old saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. they had a daughter, who they left with the grandmother mother before
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>> the san bernardino chief says they're not ruling out terrorism. it's clear this assault did take some planning. >> that's right. syed farook was a county employee, attending a holiday party down the road behind me here. according to police, he left the party. me in the room say he left in anger. then a short time later, he returned with his wife. they were heavily armed, a they were wearing military-style swat-style clothing. that's when the couple opened fire. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. authorities identified the suspects as saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had 6 month old daughter. both were later lived in a shootout with police.
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he works as an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there for five years. >> reporter: police say farook left the event after some sort of disagreement, before coming back with malik. both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i think based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into thpl. we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: i started shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning at the inland regional center in san bernardino, some 60 miles east of los angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were else
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family members who rushed to the sc sene waited anxiously outside for word. >> what are you going to do when you see your wife? >> hug her. >> reporter: several tense hours later, police located the suspects as they tried to flee in a black suv. >> they are shooting out of us. they are shooting at us, from the suv, eastbound on richardson. >> pd has shot fired. they're being shot at by unknown suspects, referencing the add. all units copy. >> suspect down, in the westbound lane. >> reporter: bnooth suspects were killed at the scene, both heavily armed. an offic w was wounded in the shootout but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native born citizen who ttended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victims, but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of my family for the victims, it's unbelievable
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am very sad, luke deep ike deeply sad and shocked. >> reporter: as investigators comb crime scenes for lead, some families reunited with loved ones one ones. this woman's family member survived being hit in the back. >> everybody hit the floor. she said it lasted 30, 40 seconds. paused for a moment and started again. then they were gone. didn't say anything. you know, this city is b clearly reeling. i'm looking across, the mayor of the city is off our cam are. he's going to join me in a second. the crime scenes are still active. not only the one just behind me down the road, the inland regional center, but also the street where the suv was eventually stopped. miguel almaguer joins us with dramatic images inside the ordeal, as survivors speak out. good morning to you. >> it started like a normal day at work.
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holiday party when the gunshots range out. rang out. they hid in closets and ran for their lives. no one was sure they'd make it out of the building alive. >> reporter: this was the terror, the fear inside. the panic, huddled in a hallway. >> try to relax, everyone. >> reporter: police ordering everyone, keep their hands up and heads d n. >> i'll take a bulletd efore you do. that's for sure. >> reporter: family waiting anxiously for word. tensions building with the shooters still inside. >> any other units available have them respond. closed unit. >> reporter: it took police four terrifying minutes to arrive. >> we have victims, multiple victims. >> reporter: as officers poured into the building, word came out. many were dead and more were wounded. >> we have several down in the conference room, several down. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it's just -- it was horrific. >> reporter: she was in the
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witnessed the terror. >> people in a panic, frantic, all over the place, screaming and yelling. just like a bloody warpath. it was crazy. >> reporter: as the walking wounded staggered from the building, shelby simpson was still hiding inside. >> i need to see you're alive, you're okay, that nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did, thank god. >> reporter: 14 were dead, at least 17 wounded. the lucky escaped the gunfire, but not the memory of what happened inside. >> even with the suspects dead, they'll have to relive this whole thing, matt. they'll have to talk to investigators in detail about what they saw. of course, many of them knew the gunmen. >> miguel, thank you very much. i want to turn to nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. he's been talking to law enforcement sources throughout the night. what are you hearing? >> they say they still don't
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his wife to carry out such a brutal and deadly attack, matt. authorities say it was well planned. not only were the two heavily armed, they had prepared and brought some homemade bombs. at least three devices have been found, though none went out in the attack. federal officials say a check of border protection records showed farook recently traveled to saudi arabia. they believe it was a religious pilgrimage that religious muslims are to make at least once in their lives. authorities will look through the couple's computers, looking for clues. they'll examine farook's employment records, talk to his co-workers, to see if they can ed any light. authorities say some people who knew farook told them hiss personality began to cbingetsix months ago. this morning, investigators cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that
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was it jihadist inspired terrorism, or was it a combination of the two? matt? >> but, pete, i've known you for years tnd years. you're one of the most careful journalists i've ever met. you have to think that, at this moment, it's looking less and less like any kind of simple workplace dispute, and more and more like the nightmare we've all been fearing. someone blending into our society and carrying out an attack. >> it certainly does. that is why, i think, there is so m h puzzled, trying to find an explanation. they can't interview the people involved, both are dead, the man and the woman. they have to see if there is any other indication. did they leave a message on social media, something in their computers? no one they've talked to yet can give an explanation. >> pete williams, thank you very much. with us now is carrie davis, the mayor of san bernardino.
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con doens dolences to you. i'm sure the police department and your office were swamped overnight, with calls from people who were scared, shut in homes and businesses, wanting to know if it's saf to come out. as the city prepares to rise this morning, is it safe? >> first priority has been and will continue to be public safety safety. our police department responded as efficientive ly as they could. it was a massive outpouring of concern for our community. the city, overnight, has been on high alerte we will continue until we hear from the police department, following their lead. >> all throughout the day, we heard there were possibly three shooters actively involved in the massacre inside the inland regional center. are you confident now, after fb that everyone who was actively involved in that shooting has been killed? >> matt, as you know, this is an active investigation.
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any information. the police department is ngcontroing. deferring all the information to our police department. >> i was just talking to pete williams in washington, our justice correspondent. are you waking up today to the fear that there may have been a cell, albeit a small cell, living in plain sight in your community? >> again, matt, this is an active investigation. we're leaving that up to the law enforcement, to make sure they conduc it. when we find out more information from them, they will be releasing that information. >> i know you had a chance yesterdayito stop and talk to some of the people who were inside that regatnal center at the time this happened. also talked to family members of people that were inside. what kinds of stories were you hearing? >> our community is very saddened by this event. the crime that took place has certainly impacter san bernardino. you could see the emotions that they were dealing with. the shock.
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during those moments of unknown and panic. again, our police departments did the best they could, surrounding neighboring agencies came to the aid of san bernardino, fbi was here, as you know. it was a massive effort to make sure that they secured that facility as quickly and as well as they could. >> as the mayor of a city of a couple hundred thousands people, i'm sure you've watched the coverage of other mass shootings across the country. did you watch the coverage of those events with the thought in the back of your mind that it could happen just down the street? >> well, i think in the world today, with the heightened level of violence that's taking place, i don't think any community is immune immune. certainly, we don't anticipate that kind of thing happening here. it was a shock and, certainly, a shock to hear the information when i was notified. >> i mentioned a colleague of ours on the bbc in reporting
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day in the united states. another day of guns chaos and nic. this time in the city of san bernardino. >> it's unfortunate we have to deal with these things. we always need to be cautious. we certainly need to stay on a high level of alert. at the same time, we don't want to be paralyzed by the incidents. we need to move on. we also need to recognize and be aware that those victims will need some support, ongoing support. we will do all we can to provide the support. >> as you carefully point out, ongoing investigation, active crime scenes. mr. mayor, i appreciate you joining me this morning. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> our thoughts with you and your people here. let's go back to savannah now. >> let's turn to sean henry, executive director of the fbi and now the chief security officer for crowd strike. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is a perplexing case. some aspects you might this is, maybe this is a disgruntled worker.
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he works, got mad and left. there were other circumstances that strikes you as terrorism. >> there are more questions than answers. we know it was a workplace violence issue, certainly, but what caused that to happen? when you start to look at and assess, is this terrorism or not, you look at, what were the tactics? they used long guns. they had bullet proof vests. they had improvised explosive devices. these are telltale signs. for me, the sign is traveling to saudi arabia. if it's terrorist related and there will be a lot of investigation done through saudi intelligence intelligence, trying to determine what happened there when he traveled, when he met his wife there, and what happens with her family. >> that jumps out. so does the fact we have two shooters, one male and one female. >> that's right. that's also -- in many of the shootings that we've seen
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cases of mental illness in movie theaters and schools, typically, it's one person involved. when you have two people here in a coordinated effort, again, the type of weapons they're using, this was well-planned in advance. this didn't just happen walking? >> and they leave a baby with his mother, the 6 month old baby. then, apparently, had no plan for escape. i mean, on the one hand, they get away, but on the other hand, they're still in the area hours later. what do you make of that? >> that's right. they had an opportunity to get away. in the past in some of the situations we've seen internationally, terrorists have stayed on site to fight with police. to continue until they've -- what we saw in paris, detonated suicide vests. in this case, law enforcement, fbi, joint terrorism task force, local police will be scouring through search warrants at the location through vehicles and the exploitation of media. there will be some trail. urls, web browsing history, e-mail communication, social
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this is going to be a long-term investigation here to try to piece this together. >> lot of work to be done. sean henry, thank you very much. matt, back to you. >> savannah, thank you. this man's wife was wounded in the shooting. after a long night at the hospital, he is with us now. good morning. how is your wife doing? >> remarkably well. >> she was shot three times, is that correct? >> yes. >> once in one arm. >> this arm, went through the arm and out. and one here, and one passed the abdomen, barely didn't go inside. >> i know there was talk for a few hours yesterday that she might need surgery. is that now a possibility we won't need that? >> possibility she may not need that. only the bullet fragments are inside her body. >> what did she tell you? you got to the hospital. you were out of town, flew back in to be by her side at the hospital. when you got there, what did she describe?
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emotional and thanked god that she survived with this kind of situation. my kids, they reunited with her. still, we have a small baby. she hasn't reunited with her yet. in the morning, i'm going to bring her to the hospital. >> did denise tell you what she saw, what she witnessed inside the center? >> she couldn't see who was the shooter because everybody ducked down. bullets were flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands were bleeding. >> is it true that some of your family members were actually watching the coverage of this tragedy on televisio and saw your wife being treated in the triage? >> yes. actually, my son told medshat his friend told him that they saw her on television inside the triage. treating. >> you've heard what we've heard about the two suspects who are now dead after carrying out this tack.
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do you have a gut feeling? >> i think any killing of any human being should be the act of terrorism. we need to control our gun law in our country. >> whether this was political or idealogical, you'dabel it active terrorism? >> any killing of human beings ould be active terrorism. >> i appreciate you joining us. my best to your wife. r thoughts are wit her. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's go back now t savannah in new york. >> matt, we'll check in with you in a bit. we'll take a turn and get a check of theeweather. it's getting warm here. >> it is. right now, we do have winter weather to talk about. icy mix making its way through the northeast. we're also looking at northern new england with decent snow through there. also lake-effect snow. lots of sunshine making its way through the gulf coast. heavy rain in florida could be significant. series of storms coming into the pacific northwest, bringing a
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50 friday. warming to 55 by sunday. still in the low 50s next week. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. a ruling out of south africa this morning. oscar pistorius is heading back to prison. an appeals court convicted the 29-year-old former olympian of murder. that decision overturns the lower court's conviction on a lesser charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. that'll be sent back to a high court for sentencing. he could face at least 15 years in prison. coming up, we'll get reaction to the decision from reeva steenkamp's mother when she joins us. plus, more from matt on this rampage in san bernardino. a married couple identify ied as the shooters. the response from washington and elsewhere to yet another mass shootingpen this country. first, on a thursday
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good morning, everyone. 7:26, it is 47 degrees looking at the brooklyn bridge. i'm darlene rodriguez. a group of elementary school students in new jersey are accused of hatching a plot to bomb a local high school. lori bordonaro has more details. >> reporter: darlene, police say those fifth graders planned to set off the bomb during a field trip to clifton high school, but school administrators got wind of the plan. they uncovered written details and called police. investigators found a nonpolice device made nonexplosive device made up of cinnamon and vinegar. they've all been suspended from school. >> let's look at the morning commute. >> lots of problems out there. still an accident on 287. first northbound by exit 55. the next by exit 58.
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eastbound after essex street. george washington bridge, the ramp coming off to 178th street finally open. we'll be right back with chris' forecast. gusty winds sending temperatures down to the 40s. 46 in murray hill. 47 in the park. 30s north and west. a few sprinkles north and west of town. northwest new jersey, perhaps a
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look for clouds giving way to occasional sunshine. high low 50s. 30s tonight. we climb back to the 50s for sunday. coming up on the "today" show, the latest on the mass
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, third day of december, 2015. as you would imagine, it is an extremely somber morning here in sout corn california. the city of s bernardino, 14 people killed, 17 others wounded in a mass shooting that took place at a holiday party in a building just behind me. i'mbmatt lauer in san bernardino this morning. savannah is back in new york in studio 1a. good morning again to you. >> good morning, matt.
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were c two shooters. it was a married couple, 28-year-old saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. syed was at thebioliday party, left and came armed. terrorism? >> left with his coat still hanging over his chair. a guy sitting at the table with him saw him leave. he got up to go to the bathroom and couple minutes later, felt bullets flying through the walls of the bathroom. it didn't take long for him to return with his wife. at least 14 people killed. this is the deadliest mass shooting in the united states since sandy hook three years ago. unfortunately, it is far from the only incident like those we've had to cover in recent months. church massacre.
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opens fire at a charleston church. the rampage that ended with many dead. >> killing two, wounding nine others. >> in memory and grief. the shocking murders of two colleaguesuring a live broadcast. >> face of a killer, the gunman who killed nine people at an oregon college. >> in colorado, a 57-year-old man behind bars after a deadly shootout at a planned parenthood clinic. >> it's just sicning how often we've had to start a show like this. nbc's tom costello is taking a closer look at the staggering numbers. tom, sadly, this has become hauntingly familiar. >> matt, you know, yesterday was the second mass shooting of the day. there was one yesterday morning in georgia. four people shot, three wounded and one dead. consider this, what we saw in san bernardino is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including the man who killed
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the fbi has studied mass shootings. 160 of them. now, san bernardino is burned into our minds, along with places like virginia tech, columbine columbine, new town, the washington navy yard. the list is so long, it goes on and on and on. i could be reading names and locations probably for at least an hour. matt? >> tom costello on this story from washington for us. tom, thank you very much. let's send it from san bernardino back to new york and savannah. >> matt, thank you. striking when we see it all togetherurike that. now monitoring our weather. how is it looking? >> we're looking at wet weather down in florida. it's going to be very interesting to see what happens. they are basically going to see a ton of rain. you can see it all now starting to stream up from tht south.ngwhat's going to happen, we've got this weak front that's going to kind of stall out as it moves south. there's this rich supply of moisture out of the tropics.
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we're going to look at this storm across southern florida. heavy thunderstorms are going to continue. normally, for the month of december, you get about two inches of rain in miami. for e average for the > winter, they get almost six inches. they're going to get that almost in the next three days from the keys all the way up to vero beach. flood watches and warnings mostly will be going up i al, thank you very much. decent up here. clouds this morning, breaking up for sunshine. gusty wind throughout the day. winds coule gust to over 30 miles per hour as times. gets chilly tonight, 39 midtown. tomorrow, blue sky, bright sunshine, nice looking day, high of around 50. we hold on to that sunshine for the upcoming weekend. 52 saturday. 55 sunday. maybe rain late tuesday into wednesday.
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an appeals court found oscar pistorius guilty of murder. that overturns his original conviction on a lesser charge in the shooting death of reeva steenkamp. we'll talk to her mother in a moment. jeff rossen, good morning. >> oscar pistorius is ins e his uncle's mansion behind me, as he has been for months. he's here on house arrest. it's a big headline here. oscar pistorius, now a convicted murderer. the appeals court this morning blasting the original judge, saying pistorius should have been convicted of murder all along. what this means, the former olympian will be going back to prison for a long, long time. >> reporter: overnight, the appeals court judge delivering the bomb shell ruling. oscar pistorius had been convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for shooting and killing his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp in his bathroom.
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>> the accused conviction has been replaced with the following. guilty of murder. it's referred back to the trial court to consider an appropriate sentence. >> reporter: the appeals court saying the original judge made fundamental errors, ignored evidence. her ruling, confusing. >> i have no doubt that in firing the fatal shots, the accused must have foreseen and did foresee that whoever was behind the toilet door might die. >> reporter: the appeals judge declaring it was oscar's only version of events that brought him down. nbc news was granted access to pistorius' house, the crime scene, during the trial. >> he was standing in this spot in the bedroom when he heard a noise from down the hallway. around the corner is the master bathroom. thought there was an intruder. prosecutors say if it's true,
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it's not what he did. pistorius said he came to this side of the bed, took the gun out and drew his weapon, holding it in his right hand. he was wal jng oen his thumbs, no prosthetic legs at this point. he was using his arm to walk down the hallway of cabinets to the bathroom. that's when pistorius said he heard another noise. thought the door was opening, tho intruder was coming at him, so he fired four shots. >> the appeal court judge slammed oscar pistorius, saying they couldn't believe a word he said and he was a terrible witness. >> he's been convicted of murder. how long has he got in prison? >> could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. >> the dis pistorius family releasing a statement, saying their legal team will look at the ruling and decide where to go from here. they could appeal, guys, to the constitutional courts, south africa's version of e u.s. supreme court.
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take the case. al eyes now are on this house behind me. do police re-arrest him? does he have to surrender? this is us pres nprecedented here. his sentencing will likely happen in a month or two. pistorius himself could speak there, making a personal plea for a light sentence. >> jeff rossen, thank you vey much. reeva steenkamp's mother is with us exclusively. mrs. steenkamp, good morning to you. >> good morning. good morning. >> you just received this news, that the conviction has now bee upgraded to murder. that oscar pistorius is, in all likelihood, headed back to prison. what was your reaction when you heard that ne l? >> well, the anticipation was tremendous this morning because we didn't really know what was going to happen. i want respect for my daughter's life, and that's what i got today. the conviction of murder.
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investigation and the justice system. i feel so proud now that she's got some respect. she hasn't lost her life for nothing. she'll be remembered. >> it looks like oscar pistorius will be headed back to jail. as i understand south african law, the typical minimum sentence is 15 years in prison. is that what he deserves, in your mind? >> it doesn't really matter the amount of time. it's got nothing to do with me. wouldn't make any difference to my life. reeva won't come back. she's gone now. i don't want revenge against him. but he can pay for his crime. that's all. that's all it amounts to. doesn't matter what the time is, how long it is. it's got nothing to do with the justice. >> i read that as part of his parole, he was required to reach lout to you and sour husband and offer a meeting, if you desired it.
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will it ever happen? would you want to meet with him? >> i don't really think it's necessary now, but we don't know. he asked for the meeting. that meeting hasn't taken place yet. i can't really say whether it will happen or not. >> what would you want to say to him, if anything, or hear from him? >> i think all i would say is, to explain to him what he's taken away from her life, her career, her wedding, her child. that's what he's taken away. he's taken away all the joy in my husband and i's life. he's taken away from us , what he's taken away from her. that's all i would want to say. >> june steenkamp, thank you so much for being here on this
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good morning, everyone. looking at the alexander hamilton bridge. i'm darlene rodriguez.
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scheduled today for the man accused of abducting his 3-year-old daughter after stabbing her mother in the bronx. the former irvington police officer was arrested tuesday on clifton. we're told his daughter is safe. her mother is expected to survive. the yonkers police department is considering a plan to equip officers with body cameras. the pilot program would put 10 to 15 body cameras into use for up to six months beginning in february. yonkers police already carry cameras on their tasers. let's look at the morning commute. >> that accl,ent on 287 northbound by ringwood avenue causing a five-mile delay. an accident apprarching the george washington bridge. northbound on the turnpike, an accident after exit 13, and one on the parkway before 280. 78 heavy because of poor exiting delays.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the shooting rampage in california. >> male in black clothing, he's still firing rounds. >> the suspect, a young married couple, unleashing gunfire at an office holiday party, killing at least 14 people and wounding 17 others. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it was horrific. >> that couple later killed in a dramatic shootout with police. [ gunshots ] a stunned community searching for answers. >> is this terrorism? i am still not willing to say
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>> as the nation comes to grips with another mass shooting, matt is live in san bernardino with the latest. 2015. good morning again, everybody. welcome back to this special split edition of wh"today." he ias the latest developments on this shooting. matt, i guess so many of us are waking up and saying, here we go again. >> you know, and you just heard that that law enforcement official said, is this terrorism? i'm not willing to say that yet. we talked to the husband of one of the shooting victims, a woman shot three times but survived. he says, i don't care whether it's ideology or politics, you lk into a room and take that many lives with assault weapons, it's terrorism to him. police say there were two shooters, not three, as we thought for much of the day yesterday. a young married couple, both killed in the gun battle with police. today, national correspondent craig melvin is here in san bernardino.
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investigation. hi, craig. good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. police are learning more about that couple who had a 6 onth old daughter. she was left with her grandmother hours before the shooting. the suspects later killed in a shootout with policem >> wh reporter: this morning, shock and disbelief after gunfire range out in this residential neighborhood. >> they are shooting at us, out of the suv. watch your crossfire. >> reporter: heavily armed suspects paralyze the city of san bernardino wednesday, turning quiet streets into war zones. >> we have two suspects that are dead at the scene. one of them, male. one of them, female. they are both armed with assault rifles. they are both armed with handguns. >> reporter: police say the suspects are 28-year-old syed farook, a u.s. citizen, and his wife, 27-year-old tashfeen malik.
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why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> reporter: the shootout coming hours after the couple opened fire at the inland regional center, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others.s officials confirm that farook, a county employee, was at an event being held inside the building before leaving reportedly in an angry state and r urning later, opening fire. overnight, police were trying to secure the facility after suspicious devices were discovered inside. six miles away, investigators searched farook's home,odnd robots were used to deal with any potential explosives. authorities caught up with farook and malik in redlands, a short dis tnce from where the shooting took place. the two were ultimately killed by gunfire. after a day marred by violence, police are beginning to put the pieces together. trying to figure out just why this happened. >> i know one of the big questions that will come up
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terrorism? i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. >> now, federal authorities have determined that at least two of the four weapons used by the suspects were legally purchased. there's aanews conference that will start 9:00 local. perhaps we'll have more of an answer to the why question. this is the third mass shooting i've covered in seven months. >> i know. >> there's never, so far at least, there's yet to be a simple answer to the why question. >> no way to explain it. craig, thank you very much. savannah, coming up, we're going to talk to a young man who found himself in his home a couple of doors down from where that suv was stopped and that shootout occurred that killed the suspects. he'll tell us his story when we come back here.ofirst, back to you. let's s the policy anglehef this. in the wake of the mass shooting, the president is reiterating his call for more n control reform. many of the candidates running for president are adding their
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andrea mitchell is on that part of the story this morning. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. once again, president obama reacting to a mass shooting and the failure of congress to pass his gun controls. >> reporter: as the shooting w still unfolding, the president, visibly frustrated. >> we should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare, as opposed to normal. >> reporter: coming less than a week after the attack on planned parenthood. >> this just doesn't happen in othe? countries. >> reporter: time after time, the world's most powerful leader, feeling ptwerle to stop the killing. >> somehow, this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my respo e here at this podium ends up being routine. >> reporter: all presidential candidates, except marco rubio, responded with comments or tweets.
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laws offered prayers and praise for police. >> they do one hell of a job. when you see these shootouts. >> hatred and evil. we need to be able to combat these things. >> reporter: only hours after the shooting, ted cruz invited supporters to a second amendment event at an iowa shooting range, tomorrow. all the talk of prayer prompted an angry tabloid headline n the f daily news. god isn't fixing this. frustration echoed by hillary clinton, who made gun control a central campaign issue. tweeting, i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. now voiced by a gun supporter, bernie sanders. >> we have to move aggressively in terms of gun legislation. li the president said on october 1st, somehow, we've become numb to all of this. he's also said that his failure to enact what he calls common
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frustration of his presidency. savannah? >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. we'll send it back to matt in california. >> savannah, thank you. as we said, the suspects were eventually located and chased to a residential area before being killed in a shootout with police. several witnesses capturing that dramatic scene on their cell phones. brian lives nearby and saw police give chase. you were a college student, in classes when the initial shooting took place at the regional center dn the road. did word spread through college, what was going on? >> yes. i was actually on break at the time. i received phone calls from my aunt, letting me know what happened. it was hectic because my school was down the road a bit. we weren't sure. >> the timeline, the shooting behia. us started about 11:00. >> exactly. >> you made your way home, not far away from the regional center. got home about 2:00, 2:30, and arted to watch the coverage on the news. what happened?
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the news, i was talking to my family about what happened. we started hearing gunshots outside. we were a bit confused about what was going on, couldn't believe it was so close. it sounded like it was in our backyard backyard, across the street. >> as it turns out, they were a couple houses away. that's where police found the suv with the suspect inside. describe the volley of gunshots that you heard. >> it was -- i could hear automatic and different eapons going on. sounded like gunfire for a couple minutes or so. it was going back and forth. >> you ran back inside, i would imagine. i understand you also drew the shades or the curtains, so nobody could see in the window. >> exactly. once we started hearing things, my mom called everyonestnside to more protected. there were cop cars going down the sraeet and different army vehicles. >> at one point, didn'tou look out in another direction and ee police actually apprehend somebody?
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as we turned on the tv to see what was happening with the gunfire, to see how close it was, i -- you see cop cars looking in our front yard. someone, the suspect. thou t was a shooting suspect. at the moment, unclear what, if any, connection he had to this incident. can you describe how surreal it must have been, brian, to have a television set in front of you, see the aerial views of what's beginning on that the rest of the country is seeing, and look out your window and see the same thing? >> it was a surreal moment. i thought it was out of a movie or something. you saw a dozen or so different police officers or swat numbers going down the street in methesical order, checking houses. i couldn't believe it, that the whole united states was tuned and, like, on our neighborhood. it was crazy. >> we're happy you're all right and the suspects were stopped in
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we thank you for tel'tng us your story this morning, brian. >> thank you so much. much. savannah, back to you in new york. >> we want to check the other top stories ft y s ies of the morning. >> good morning, everyone. a major turn of events for oscar pistorius. south africa's top appeals court ruled that he is guilty of murder for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the judge has overturned a lower court conviction on the lesser charge of culpable murder. he faces up to 15 more years in prison when he is sentenced. the secret service is a agency in crisis. this according to a new report from congress. the report documents more than 140 security breaches or attempted breaches at facilities secured by the secret service in the last ten years. in one previously undisclosed incident, four young at.lts went fishing in vice president joe biden's backyard. neighbors alerted authorities.
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cu.rren head of the secret service and his two predecessors of giving fal informati to congressional investigators. officials found no evidence of foul play in the sudden death of the newly elected mayor of juneau, alaska. mayor greg fisk died of natural causes. the report said the 70-year-old d injuries consistent with falling or stumbling into objects. sk was found dead in his home on monday. he'd just been elected in october. a wild story out of new jersey. five fifth graders were arrested for planning to set off an explosive device at the high school. they're 10 and 11 years old. officials at the school learned about the plot and called police. they sty the students had written plans and had a suspicious device, but it did not contain any actual explosives. the students were suspended and
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the stars were out in new york city last night in more ways than one, on a lighter note. tens of thousands of people gathered here for the 83rd lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree. >> five, four, three, two, one! joy to the world, the lord is come >> just like that, the tree was illuminated with 40,000 l.e.d. lights. the festivities televised on nbc included entertainers like michael buble, james taylor, mary j. blige and sting. it'll stay lit until january 6th. think we all need a little peace and brightness after the darkness yesterday. >> beautiful moment. >> joy to the world for sure, natalie. i see you're looking at weather in the northwest. >> we're looking at a big system. we talked about this yesterday
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heavy rain, showers, also back into the cascades, we're going to be looking at snow, as well. the sierras are going to get involved, as well. we start off this morning. you can see the next storm moving on shore. mountain wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. snowfall in the sierra is good news. rain moving inland by tomorrow morning. another storm comes in on saturday. look at the rainfall amounts in some areas. some areas picking up 7 inches of rain, and could be more. snowfall in the sierra, generally 1 to 2 feel sunshine moving in. right through the upcoming weekend. next rain chance tuesday. raoeutd now temperature of 47 degrees. gusty winds. mix of sun and clouds. high of 52. tomorrow, 50 with sunshine.
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middle 50s, nice day on sunday. monday, clouds late. maybe rain tuesday night into wednesday. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. the deadly rampage in san bernardino is the 355th mass shooting in the u.s. just this year. harry smith has been looking and reflecting on that this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. there was no justification for murdering people celebrating at a holiday party. no reasoning for gunning down children and their teachers in the classrooms, or people crammed into a movie theater on opening night, or worshippers gathered in prayer. this morning, like so many other mornings, we are searching for answers. let there be peace on earth >> reporter: on a night like last nighva who doesn't think about the places we go? pe>> two, on >> reporter: the streets wm walk
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the malls we shop in. is the subway safe? what about our schools? our churches? the worshippers at a prayer meeting at the emanuel ame church thought they were safe on a wednesday night last june. the students at an oregon community college thought they were safe this past october. as did a reporter and camera man this past august. a movie theater in colorado. an elementary school in connecticut. the events come and they go, and then they come again. ours is the only nation in the civilized world where these events happen with this kind of numbing regularity. the bbc reported wednesday's shooting as -- >> just another day in the united states of america. >> reporter: president obama after the shooting in oregon in october. >> our thoughts and prayers are not enough.
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this carnage from being done somenaere else in america. >> reporter: there's someone wre ong in a society where murder is easily concocted. if the perpetrators are religious terrorists, we'll be enraged, having someone to blame. what about the other shootings that fill our newscasts? where, we wonder, does it end? >> you know, and it is like we are holding our breath today, waiting to find out what is the tivation behind this? no matter what it is, it's not going to be good news. >> doesn't explain it or justify it. >> not at all. >> or give any solace. >> no. >> harry, thank you so much. we're there are some people you should give underwear to this holiday. and there are some people you shouldn't . people you should. shouldn't. janice! should. shouldn't. yes. no. should. no way. should. no. de[gfinitely not. ha ha, nay. you shouldn't give underwear
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we are back now. it's 8:19. we have alarming news this morning for mothers when it comes to their weight gain during pregnancy. a new study finds that weight gain between pregnancies could raise the risk of stillbirths and infant deaths in a subsequent pregnancy. nbc news medical contributor talie is here with more. help me understand this study. it's saying, weight gain in between pregnancies is the issue? >> yeah. that's kind of what sets the study apart from many other studies. we know from a wealth of literature that maternal overweight and obesity poses a higher risk of pregnancy complications, period. the study looks at whether or not gaining weight between the pregnancies have onnections to stillbirths. they haven't looked at infant
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that's what separates this study from previous ones. >> are we talking about weight gain, like yau can't lose the last ten pounds, or more weight gain than that? >> that's exactly the question we want to talk about. it's actually a small amount. the number that they found that was significant was 4 bmi units, which roughly translates to 2.8 kilograms, which is roughly translated to 6 pounds. for example, if you -- >> hello, i think every woman pregnant is like, i'm six pounds heavier than i was already the first one. >> here are important take homes. the medical stories this week are all really important, in terms of interpreting themecn the context of how they were done statistically. meaning that, if you look at the actual numbers, the absolute risk for the mom, the number was 2 in 1,000 pregnancies resulted in stillbirth if you gained weight between pregnancies. that increased only to one extra one per thousand pregnancies.
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risk but, yet, it's exceedingly rare. >> it's so rare. the relative risk went up by 50% but the absolute risk was one more pregnancy in 1,000. that's really important. a few other points, if you lost weight between pregnancies, it decreased your risk. what's the take home? something we've been saying a lot. maintaining a healthy weight between pregnancies is important. losing your pregnancy weight after the first pregnancy is very important in terms of the health of the second pregnancy and the second baby. i think most experts who interpreted or looked at these results feel it's very important that that number is communicated very carefully. this is not an astronomical risk to woman. it's still small. but it amounts to quite a few pregnancies, so it's still import?nt. >> another reason to why to keep a healthy weight between pregnan pregnancies.
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>> not shocking. >> right. >> we'll send it to our other natalie. sandra bullock is now a mom of two. adopting a daughter. her "people" magazine cover getting a lot of attention and shining a light on the foster care system that is often overlooked. >> reporter: she's the latest celebrity face behind adoption. >> she said to me, love is something we all have, and we have endless supplies of it. we shouldn't horde it. we should really give it out. >> reporter: sandra bullock announcing to "people" magazine that there's a new member of her family. 3 1/2-year-old laila, adopted from the louisiana foster care system. the actress putting foster adoptions into the spotlight, hoping to inspire others, like angelina jolie pitt has done with international adoption. >> somebody with her celebrity can bring the attention that this decision, this personal decision that she has chosen to
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>> reporter: bullock adopted louie and knew she wanted to find a sibling for him the same way. >> there are thousands and thousands of children in the united states who need homes. her point was, you don't have to be a big celebrity. you don't have to be rich and famous. >> reporter: she also said part of the reason she's going public with her journey is the hope that others will follow in her footsteps. last year, there were more than 400,000 children in foster care. some end up going back to their biological parents or livin with a relative. quarter of them, waiting to be adopted. 7-year-old shay was one of the lucky ones. she was adopted from foster care in february. it was her second home. after two years of fostering, it was made official. >> it was the most amazing feeling in the world. one of my greatest accomplishments in my lifetime. >> reporter: there are so many
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to have families, says bullock. she even admits the arocess can be long, but life changing. >> she said at one point, she felt like she grew another heart by bringing this girl into her life. >> when a kid can close the door behind them and say, this is my home, and it's a home i'm going to stay in, just the sigh of relief. >> when asked about the challenges of adopting a child who is not an infant, bullock told "people" magazine, you have to be prepared to psychologically educate yourself to the steps you will need to take to repair an damage that may have taken place before your arrival. adding, it is our journey, not just the theirs. >> her family's journey. >> such an important voice she's adding and sharing. there are so, so many kids stuck in the system. >> kids need a loving home. i'm glad she's setting that example. thank you. coming up, how would you like a million bucks in the bank? maybe to be able to retire earlier than you thought. comingup, what we can all learn
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good morning, everyone. 8:26. 47 degrees. looking at the northern state parkway. it's december 3rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. a man wanted for a sexual assault in the bronx. police just released the surveillance of the suspect. he waited for a 17-year-old woman to leave a bar, followe her down the street and attacked her near jerome avenue and east 183rd. he allegedly choked and bit the woman before running away. a look at the kphorpbg commute. >> thanks, darlene. subject up to 15-minute delays. otherwise, the rails look good. 684 southbound before route 35, an accident in the left lane is really jamming things up. 9a, upper croton, one man getting by. and an accident by the gw
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>> gusty winds, 52 the high. don't, 39 degrees. tomorrow lots of sun, 50. saturday, another sunny day, 52.
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smells like heaven. tonight is the live event on waiting for it for a long time. thine "wiz," starring mary j. blige, queen latina and tee tifah latifah. it's here on nbc. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: dri tve for good on the plaza is brought to you by mazda. >> let's show you what we've got happening as far as your weather is concerned. for today, a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest. icy conditions, mountain snows, heavy rain, icy mix in northern new england and snow. look for heavy rain down through southern florida. tomorrow, that will continue. snow through the cascades and the inner mountain region. look more sunshine through the gulf coast and into florida. we're looking for more heavy in. mid-atlantic states, looking
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clouds kin of a blend throughout the day. big sky, gusty wind. high temperature in the low 50s. tonight, mostly clear. 39 in midtown. near 30 north and west. that's seasonable. tomorrow, lots of sunshine again. temperatures near 50 degrees. that sunny trend lasts through the weekend. 52 saturday. 55, sunday. low 50s. clouds roll in tuesday. early rain wednesday. latest weather. during last night's christmas tree lighting, got to meet stephanie. she won $30,000 for her charity, the confetti foundation, as part of mazda's drive for good campaign. stephanie joins us now. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> talk about the confetti foundation. >> it's a non-profit that i started for hospital children to celebrate their birthdays. >> it's sweet. where are you based out of? >> newport, rhode island, but we
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>> what do you do for the kids? >> we give a birthday box, all the supplies are available to throw a sweet birthday party in the hospital room. >> if people want to help, how do they do it? >> plenty of ways to get involved. become a birthday fairy where you drop off the boxes at your hospital. you can make birthday cards. we always need birthday supplies. >> how do they get in touch? >> confetti foundation.org to learn more. >> thank you so much. >> thank you.h>> back to you. >> al, thank you so much. now, to to wy ees 's season savings. we've been covering bad spending habits and credit card debt. now, how it's time to keep our accounts in the green. ho does having $1 milli in savings by 35 sound? retiring by 50 or 40? keep people that the "new york times" calls super savers. >> my name is darlene.
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>> chris from madison, wisconsin. >> i was able to retire at 52. i started a business at 30. i had the help of a brilliant strategist accountant. together, we set a plan that made all the difference. >> i've not had a raise in ten years, but i have no debt. a financial adviser i totally trust. and a life plan to help me manage finances. >> i saved seven figures by the time i was 35. i was able to decrease my spending by over $10,000 a year. simply by cutting out everything that wasn't important to me. now, i can retire well before the age of 40. >> sounds good. here to break down their secrets to saving is today's financial itor, gene jean chatzky. good morning. >> good morning. >> i like the super savers because they seem like they're having fun. not living the lifestyle of a monk. >> they are not. that's because they've managed to figure out what their values are and line up spending with their values. they might be able to trip, but
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it's what's important to you. if you don't know wp t it is, keep a spending diary. you write down what you bought, how much you paid for it and how you feel about it. then go back a week later. write how you feel again. you'll see those line up. >> first thing, figuring out what you care about. next, you say, cut out the big things, which seems like, duh. >> except we are always talking about coffee. how we cut out coffee and how much of a difference it can make. let's look at the big stuff. we spend 80% of money on 20% of the stuff. rent or mortgage and transportation. if you downsize where you're living a little bit, you not only shrink the size of your mortgage, but insurance, taxes, utilities, it all reverberates. u get rid of one car, maybe yoe live with one instead of two. >> did you explain the 80/20 rule?.>> you spend 80% on money for 20% of stuff. >> set goals.
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sure they're really specific. make sure that there are steps u can fulfill to achieve those goals. write them down. a piece of research said we are 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we write them down. make sure you know what you want and you've got steps to go for it. >> you're accountable to yourself. >> yup. >> the next one, i like. doesn't involve too much. automate everything. >> once you've got your goals, you have to make it happen. u don't want to have to think about it all the time. when you know how much you want to save, every single time you get paid, funnel the money into your 401(k), your 529s, a plain savings account. when you go to the atm, you don't see the number and think, there's money for me to spend. >> the next one is a good one. leave your investments alone. once you've saved the money, don't touch it. >> the thing that can kill you along the way to this journey is the market tumbles and you think, oh, my gosh, i have to get my money out of the stock market. big mistake. you're never going to be able to
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market at the rigt time. if you have a long term -- >> even if you're older and closer to retirement? >> you have different asset allocation if you're close to retirement. you still want to stick with your plan. that means notnmoving it out. retirement is a really long time. when the markets tumble, focus on accumulating more shares in htyour investment instead of the price. the markets are down, you can buy more shares at a cheaper price and feel good about that. >> you get a fire sale. >> exactly. >> focus on your income. what do you mean? >> a lot of people haven't gotten a raise in a long time. if you are not being paid what you're worth, and you can go to websites like salary.com to figure out what you should be making, now is the aime to ask for a raise. if you don't ask, the answer is always no. >> i g ss nothing ventured, nothing gained. >> exactly. >> jean chatzky, thank you so much. >> sure. >> for all the tips, go to today.com. > up next, john cusack, live in studio1a.
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we are back at 8:41. actor, producer and screenwriter john sue cusack has been in movie mrs. than three decades. >> it's not true. >> it is. he stars in "chi-raq" about gun violence in chicago. he plays a pastor and activist, deeply involved in the communit >> first of all, when a murderer walks free, we are all in danger. [ applause ] multiple witnesses. what makes someone a target is t the shooting. what makes someone a target is the community. that surround enders to fear. >> john cusack, good morning to you.
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>> this seems timely, what's been happening in chicago and our world. this movie takes on gun violence and violence in communities in an interesting way. >> yeah, it's a retelling fless les estrada. what we read in school. >> what i pretended to read. >> it's a satire. the culture wants to go to war and keep going to war. the women start a sex strike. actually, it's been -- atppened, i think, in liberia and happened some places. it's a saf tire. it's not a comedy, in the sense that, it's about serious things. network and other satires, it's a way to put a lens oign things that are tragic and we become numb to. >> it's an interesting rhetorical device. the women of this community ban together and say, you know what?
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the attention of the men we love. we're going to withhold sex. now, your character is a minister, based o n a real person. >> michael flager. he, like a lot of other people in churches, synagogues, mosques, do this work, this incredible work, every day. day in and day out. trying to keep the r neighborhood safe. even as we speak right now, from -- father mike gave me this site, hey jackass.com. it's the site of local -- the community that keeps track of this stuff. there's been 198 people shot in shove so far november so far. since the video was released, of the young man who got killed, there's been 45 shot and wounded. total shot, 55. 12 homicides. how many people do you think
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chicago this year-to-date? what would your guess be? >> i don't know if i could venture a guess. >> 2,762. >> this is your hometown. >> 465 homicides. these are really sobering numbers. communities are living with this every day. desperately asking for them and attention, and for some sane reform. >> the movie really brings to light those issues. separately, you have another project called love and mercy. >> yeah. >> tell me about that. are you playing brian wilwilson? >> yeah. and paul plays him when he was a younger man, in the beach boys. two portraits of brian we hope harmonize together. >> were you a fan, brian wilson? >> oh, yeah. high fidelity, these record store owners. the only thing snobs could agree
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everyone's top five. he was a real -- he's a true nius and pioneer. it wusas an honor to play him. >> great to have you here. you have two interesting projects. sorry if i want to see you still in a romantic comedy. >> i'd love to do one. you have to get offered one. >> are you listening, hollywood? john cusack, congrats on these projects. "chi-raq" opens in theaters tomorrow. up next, we'll do some cooking. one-plan recipe for the perfect roast chicken.
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>> ina garten, the barefoot contessa, is here, and her new cookbook, "make it ahead.b >> it's the holidays and everyone wants something easy. i love things you can make ahead. >> what are we making? >> a chicken with arugula salad. it's all in one platter. chicken, obviously, and roasted on a bed of bread. with a mustard vinaigrette. it has arugula and the whole thing in one. thegbrd ad you roast it with is chopped up with croutons. >> everyon can make this but when you make it, it's magical and special. >> thank you. >> i want to get all the details. >> i take a raw chicken. to give it flavor, i separatsu the skin from the breast and put chopped garlic underneath. >> you have the spoon trick. >> there is a wooden spoon trick. sometimes i use my fingers. you can do it with a wooden spoon so you don't break the skin.
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underneath. take the stem, not the leaves off, and put it right underneath. under the legs and then all you have to do is -- people trust these chickens like it's in bondage. you don have to. tie up the legs, simple. i tuck the wings under. that's it. no big deal. first, you have to be able to tie. that's a critical detail. tie them u like that. >> great. >> the key thing is, what i do is salt it. it's really important. you salt it in advance, just i ke that. let it sit in the refrigerator for about 24, 48 hours. >> okay. >> then you clean your hands. these wonderful sanitizing wipes. very important. >> so viewers don't write? >> what i do, too, is put thyme in the cavity so it flavors it. >> great. >> the next day when you're ready to cook -- are you in charge? >> i am. >> bread on the bottom f the chicken chicken. - sure. >> bottom of the pan. >> any oil or anything or straight?
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then we put the chicken on top. my hands have been in the chicken. >> you like thick, crusty bread. >> i do. >> you do this the nig th befoav, before, pull it out and put it right on. >> doesn't have to be room temperature. add olive oil so it gets brown. >> what's the oven preheated to? >> 0 degrees. surprisingly hot. when you roast it, what happens is, all the juices in the chicken get into the -- this is what it looks like after. >> yum. isn't that gorgeous? >> looks beautiful. what you >> what you end up with, the chicken is perfectly done. that goes here. >> aren't you impressed with carson? he seems to know what he's doing. >> no one uses tongs on television better than me. >> everybody says, the croutons areoburnt. that's the point. you cut these into squares, just like this. >> they have to taste delicious. >> they're so -- really.
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>> how long does the chicken cook? >> let me checin with the people downstairs. >> i love the burnt croutons. >> who is in charge of the vinaigrette vinaigrette? >> savannah knows how to ard er order. >> i'll put in the scallions. >> what's in the vinaigrette? champagne vinaigrette with mustard. that goes over the sa d. >> all of it then. >> watch this. carve the chicken, cut up the croutons and which is what you end u with. isn't that gorgeous? >> it's a plate of love. >> my wouldn't look like that. >> exactly like that. >> if ina gyeten burns something, it tastes delicious. the rest of us, not so much. >> everyone remembers their mother burning things. they know what it tastes like. >> how is the chicken, guys? >> oh, my gosh, heaven on a plate. >> perfect. >> yummy. >> eat, have a bite. >> i have to get a bite. i have to get a crouton. >> you first.
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i'm not going to argue. >> i love that you put it -- >> are you kidding me? >> the chicken melts in your mouth. the lemon zest is fantastic. th. crouton is ridiculously crunchy crunchy. >> put it in the middle of the table and everyone helps themselves. >> i fell in love with your croutons.e>> we have family coming into our house. put this in the middle of the table and say, go for it. >> roast chicken with the volume turned up. are you coming back to make cocktails? >> we are making cocktails. >> my better half -- siri is in love with this lady. i'll have a hug for her. bingo! gotcha. >> bingo, one for you, too. all these recipes are at today.com/food. back in a moment.
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i'm like a whole new house! nest. welcome to the magic of home. carson has made his way to the orange room to get us ready for what is a yearly tradition around here. >> i could have sat up there with ina for a long time. i made it down here. "time" magazine will reveal their pick for person of the year next wednesday on "today." we'll give you a short list. there's speculation about who it might be. here's the reveal, who is it going to be on wednesday? more recently, last year in 2014, the ebola fighters were the person of the year.
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the first ever on the magazine cover. charles lindenberg for the sole flight across the atlantic. then many people had the cover two years, but one has been on it three years. fdr in fdr. going back to 1962, non-traditional, the computer. endangered earth in '88. the digital user in 2006. again, on monday, we're going to give you the short list. you can start your guessing using #orange room. we'll give you the first look at the short list and the reveal will be here on wednesday. any guesses? >> i know leading in their reader poll was bernie sanders and malala. >> i would like to nominate the crouton by ita gartencee just ate. >> you have a luttle crouton. >> do i? >> we wanted to ury our heads in it.
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lost to a crouton? >> tha would be a bummer. >> what do you think, carson? >> maybe the pope. how about the pope? >> oh, yeah. >> pope's journey this year, coming to the states. >> could be a non-traditional oice again, the isis terrorists. certainry ry >> person of the year isn't always a good thing. >> in the past, they've done many. >> what's next hour? >> we'll be talking more about the shooti!g. wayne brady.
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by to brighte 8:57. deges out. it's morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. riders. delays up to 15 minutes because a person was struck and killed by a train near new brunswick station. the train left 6:30 a.m. this mo ing. there were 300 pashengers n board. they have since been transferred to another train. a check of the weather. cloudy, gusty winds. 52 the high. tonight, clear skies, 39. to,omorrow, lots of sun, high of 50. >> > coming up on the "today"
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performer wayne brady talks about tackling his new role in "kinky boots."
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scenes from san beardino, california, as we welcome you to "today" on a thursday morning. it's december 3rd, 2015. natalie.
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>> good morning. i'm looking at you guys sitting around there and i said this earlier in the monning, we were all supposed to be lighting the christmas tree last night in rockefeller until events called us elsewhere. i'm standing in san bernardino. joust down the road is blocked off from the police by the inland regional center, where the shooting took place. :00 yesterday morning, two people walked into a holiday party and began to shoot. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. overnight, authorities identified the suspects as syed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had a 6 month old daughter. both were later killed in a shootout with police. >> mr. that farook is a county employ
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he w an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there five years. >> reporter: farook left the event after a disagreement, before coming back with malik. both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i tdank based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into this. we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: it all started shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning, at the inland regional center in san bernardino. angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were escorted out with their hands in the air. family members who had rushed to the scene waited anxiously outside for word.
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you see your wife? >> rep ter: several tense hours later, police located the specas as they tried to flee in a black suv. [ gunshots ]. >> they're shooting at us. shooting at us out of the suv. crossfire. >> pd has shot fires. they're been shot at by unknown suspects. all units copy. >> suspect down in the westbound lane, not conscious. >> reporter: both suspects were killed at the scene. each heavily armed. an officer was wounded in the shootout, but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native-born american citizen who attended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victim but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of new family for the victims, it's unbelievable what happened. i am very sad, deeply sad and shocked.
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comb both crime scenes for leads, some families reunited tearfully with loved ones. this woman's sister survived being shot in the back. >> doors opened, gunmen started shooting, everyone hit the floor. it lasted for, she said, probably la, roughly, 30, 40 seconds. it paused for a moment, then started again. then they were gone. didn't say anything. >> guys, we have been hearing more and more of the stories of survival. throughout this day, undoubtedly, we'll learn more about the victims. 14 people who were together to celllebrate the holidays. from san bernardino, that's what 've got. back to you in new york. >> you'll hear many more of the stories over the next few days. we're also seeing chilling cell phe video from police as they evacuated that building in san bernardino. >> keep your hands where i can see them.
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make a left where the deputy is at. thank you. thank you. try to relax, everyone. try to relaew i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. be cool, okay? >> that's the level of professionalism, first of all, in a terribly tense moment, where you don't know what's around the corner. the courage to remind the people and keep them calm, i will take that bullet. just incredible. earlier on this morning, matt spoke with the husband of one of the victims inside the building. she was wounded but did survive. >> she could not see who was the shooter because everybody ducked down. the bullet was flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands re bleeding. >> gentleman also said his wife likely will not need surgery, so good news, at least, in that case.
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point in matt's interview. when he said -- when matt said, you think this could be terrorism? he said, it doesn't matter. any time someone is murdered, it's a terrorist act. >> absolutely. >> it doesn't really matter to the people who lost loved ones. this is -- >> it's an act of terrorism. >> we're hearing also from other family members of those who were caught up in the shooting. >> she was not wanting to be heard. they were out in the hall. didn't want them to open the door. someone turned off the lights. they locked the door. >> i need to see you are alive, that you're okay. nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did. thank god. >> her co-workers were all like screaming. i told her, stay calm. everything is going to be okay. i didn't know what to say because i was trying to drive. >> we want to turn now to find out more on the investigation side of this.
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pete williams has been following all the details. pete, what can you tell us about the shooters, a husband and wife team? they had just gotten married six months ago. tell us more about what perhaps we're learning about them.d couple of things. first of all, going back to the cell phone video of the people ing led out by authorities, they didn't know it at the time, but at that point, the two people who fired the shotsere already gone. at first, the witnesses at the land regional center said that they thought three people came in firing guns. overnight, investigators said, no, the number was two. farook and his wife. police say each carried an assault-style rifle and a handgun. authorities believe farook bought the handguns legally. they're working to trace the assault rifles, which were initially sold three or four years ago. the couple, authorities say, threw three homemade explosive devices. none went off.
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center holding the holiday rty. he'd worked for the county, was a health inspector. witnesses say when he arrived at loan at first yesterday, he got into an argument. then he came back 10 to 30 minutes later with his wife. both dressed in black and heavily armed. based on the witness description of farook's odd behavior that morning, police staked out the couple's house in redlands, ten miles from san bernardino. when this suv was seen leaving the house, police followed it and the couple began shooting out from the back of the vehicle. when the shooting was over, the two were found dead inside. farook's brother-in-law says the couple had a 6 month old daughter, which they left with farook's mother wednesday. claimed that they had a doctor's appointment. now, investigators are delving into farook's luf. they're -- life. they're looking for a motive. he recently went to saudi arabia last year, it appears.
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initial assumption was he was there for the pilgrimage for devout muslims. for the motive, that's a mystery still. authorities say this was clearly well planned. not only were the two heavily armed, they also had prepared and brought the homemade bombs. at least three of them were found. none went off. investigators are now going to search through the couple's computers, their phones, any other electronic devices, looking for clues. they'll be carefully examining farook's employment records, talking to co-workers to see if it can s imd any light. be if morning, they say they still cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that spun out of control and led to some sort of grij that udge that caused this planning? was it jihadist inspired terrorism? was it some combination of the two? natalie? >> pete williams, thanks so much. so many questions but the pieces
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mystery will, in the next couple hours, we'll learn more. >> you think about the mentality of two people who are able to drop off their 6 month old child, under the guise of a lie with their mother, knowing ey'd never come back to see plthat child again. they'd either die or go back to prison. that's something about their phycology, their commitment to atever it was. >> too many times we have been on this program, the morning ar after one of these shootings, and expressing grief, sort re row, outrage. ocbs news spoke with president obama yesterday after this. you could see that same frustration and hear it in his voice. >> may be aware of the fact that we have a no fly list, where people can't get on planes, but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store right now in the united states and buy a firearm.
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stop them. >> the president went on to say, thoughts and prayers aren't enough. here's the headline of the daily news. a lot of people talking about this. #thoughts and prayers. people saying, god isn't fixing this. a lot of politicians tweeted out last night, our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in san bernardino. while the good intentions thoughts and prayers, this isn't fixing the problem. we need to do more to do that. that's the intent of that editorial in the daily news.o and other people are echoing that. >> we're watching "morning joe," the program that willie does on msnbc, and you watch people go to their political corners. gop candidate carly fiorina was on, as well as the speaker of the house paul ryan, both republicans. both said, there are laws on the books right now that aren't being enforced. they believe that the country should focus more on mental ta health issues.
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progressive bloggers, democrats on capitol hill, site sim cite similar things on common sense gun safety, as they describe it. there's a clear political divide. you talk about mass shootings by the numbers. it's almost three years that we sat here with the children and families of new town, sandy hook, and said, everythingge will change. i vividly remember watching nightly news that evening. bria' williams was on and said, will anything change now that we watched children be massacred? here are the numbers. mass shootings happen almost each day of the year. 355 shootings versus 336 days of this year. this is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including yesterday in savannah, geougia, ur people were shot. one woman died and we were saying in our meeting, had it not been for the massacre in san bernardino, many people would never have heard about the shooting in savannah.
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conversation by the numbers. thlaat's how, outside of the local market, people even knew that there was another mass shooting in this country. bbc, the headline from the british broadcast, said, just another day, another shooting in the united states. it was after the last mass shooting, the president said, we've all become almost like rote memorization. we have the same reaction. whether it's the thoughts and prayers line. whether it's, how did we get here? we're all journalists, we know that and know our responsibility and every person here takes that role seriously. we're also human beings and we also live in this country. and are a part of the conversation on what can happen next that is reasonable. that doesn't make people -- i live in texas. my dad -- i'll tell you this, when i turned 21 and got my first apartment, my dad gave me a gun. i grew up in a home where guns exist. the home that is my family home, there is a shooting range that's
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my family members, they hunt. many of them see an assault weapon and say, how can someone own multiple assault weapons? but they are also people who want to own their gun. what is the reasonable conversation here? >> you know though, that this conversation that we continue to have day in and day out, with six shootings this week alone, sadl doesn't seem like it's going to change the course of this country either. what is engain rained now is a sickness. what's happening around us is a sickness. that said though, i understand people talking about thoughts and prayers not being enough. i do think though at a time where we are all feeling somewhat lost and need something, perhaps faith is what people need. >> the point of that, and i remember there was an interesting -- some years ago, there was a tornado. the reporter said to the woman,
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she said, i don't believe in god. not everyone pivots to that. i am a person of faith. we are. that's our choice. is faith legislation? there is a separation. should there be, yes, a faithful conversation with prayer, but what is the legislative -- if there is a legislative conversation conversation, that makes us all uncomfortable. my hands are shaking because you know you're likely to say something that results in an onslaught of attacks. >> we live in a free country where people choose to believe. there are freedoms and the freedoms are preserved by our constitution. given all of this, there were some peaceful moments last night to mark the events of the day. during the pregame of the pacers-clippers game, there was a moment of silence there. as you see, they darkened the court and people just send their t their
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obviously, it is the holiday season. speaker paul ryan pausing during the annual ceremony to light the capital christmas tree in washington, d.c. here in rockefeller center, our tree is now beautifully lit. last night at the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting in new york, there was a beautiful rendition from the new york kids choir, singing "let there be peace on earth." it struck us all to the core. take a listen. let there be peace on earth and let it be here with me >> the new york youth choir. that wasn't supposed to be the way the show would open. given the events of the day, they felt hearing children's voices and the innocence was such an important reminder to
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the innocence of this holiday needs to be preserved. >>e i thought it was a moving way to open the program last night. to give people, at least for an ur or so, something to celebrate before they got back into the news. >> the voice of children, that's the beauty. >> we'll stay on top of this story all morning long. for now, i want to pause sun sticks around through the upcoming weekend. low 50s saturday. mid-50s sunday. 54 monday. maybe rain tuesday night into wednesday. highs near 50. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much, al. we're back with much more right
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mine," the duet from brandy and monica, off the album, "never say never." you can hear the multi-platinum recording artist on a new album, "a classic holida fo" brandy, welcome back. always love when you visit us. >> i love it here. thank you for having me. >> thank you. "one voice" is a song you have a good relationship with. >> it was a song i recorded when i was about 17. it's on the "never say never" album. i felt it was one of those sole judge -- songs that gets lost in the shuffle on an album. i felt the holiday album was the pe frfect place to put it and for people to hear. >> what else is on the cd? >> alicia keys. really great artists on there. i think it's inspirational, and people can really get into the holiday spirit. >> especially this holiday, we need it. >> do you have a classic you love to sing every year? >> i love "santa baby." "silent night," as well. >> there's a span.
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you've had an incredible year. broadway, film. the show. how do you keep this going, and how do you describe your year? >> i think my year has been magical, honestly. all my dreams are coming true with broadway and the new show "zoe ever after," which premieres in january. i'm excited about it. i love sitcoms and it's a sitcom. it's exciting. it's been a phenomenal time for me. >> we want more brandy all the time. visit us again real soon. >> definitely. >>n still ahead, just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip and a bark away. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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good morning. a live look at the tappan zee bridge. 9:27 on this thursday, december 3rd. i'm kerry barrett. fifth graders in new jersey targeting a local high school. five students from school 11 in clifton were planning to bomb high school during a field trip. they found written details about the plot. students even had a device, but it was not explosive. the five students have been suspended. they have not yet been charged. a check of the weather.
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taking a look at the headlines. officials in southern california are trying to find a motive for wednesday's shooting rampage? san bernardino, california. officials are not rules out terrorism. the suspects, a husba and wife, were killed in a gun battle with police. they left a 6 month old with her grandmother hours before the rampage at a holiday event for county health workers. the house passed a bill to replace a no chield ld left behind education law. it leaves in place the math and
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educators and parents, but would restore the power of individual states to decide how test grades will be used in assessing teachers and schools. the measure would end federal efforts to promote academic standards such as common core. a new study suggesting when it comes to medical procedures, your mood matters. researchers at emery university studied the emotions of hundreds of patients before they underwent a procedure, such as angioplasty. they found patients who were nervous or irritable had almost twice the risk of complication, such as high blood pressure or bleeding after the procedure, compared to those who had a positive outlook about their procedures. orlando, florida, will be home to the world's tallest roller coasters. zoning approval has been granted for the $500 million sky plex orlando project. the developer can begin construction on the 570 foot skyscraper coaster and surrounding entertaining
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2018. it'll be a lot of fun. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >>it you and i have a different idea of fun. >> it's fun, al. sign me up. >> we'll see. we're looking at snow make ts way through northern new england today. a lot of wet weather beginning into south and central florida. icy, snowy conditions in the northwest. windy and wet in northern california it a lot of rain coming. the good news is, morning. sunshile. gusty wind tout of the west. 52 degrees. it turns mostly clear. slowly the wind will initial. that's overnight. low of 39 in the city. close to 30 in the distance well north and west. tomorrow, back to sunshine. near 50. a little bit better on saturday, 52. sunday, high of 55.
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tuesday into wednesday. >> that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. jay jason schwartzman's resume reads asev a list of the coolest television shows and movies. " "rush "rushmore" and "the grand budapest hotel." >> next, "a very murray christmas." good to see you. i love that you brought a gift for us. >> thanks for having me. >> you came bearing gifts. >> yeah. >> tell me about this sweater. >> i'm in this christmas special called "a very murray christmas," starring bill murray. to celebrate it, we got some sweaters made with bill on them. i mean -- >>thhis is a collector's edition. only four in the world. >> there are only four, yeah. bill has the other one. >> ebay. >> i mean, i don't know about
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with bill's face on it. >> absolutely. >> every season. doesn't need to be the winter. >> light summer sweat even. >> yeah. >> subtlety of the branding on the back. il>> netflix. >> football jersey on the back. >> tell us about the show. the cast is incredible. you're there, bill murray. what can we expect when we download it? >> it's a chrf tmasspecial. basically, bill is supposed to give a christmas special in the show. because of a weather storm, all his guests have to cancel. he's alone in this hotel and stuck in it. that's when our show kind of unfolds. a bunch of guests come in to join him. chris rock is -- gets stuck in the hotel and ends up singing a song. there's a bunch of people. >> rashida jones. >> maya rudolph. bl ichael cera. there's a few i can't say.
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miley cyrus, george clooney. >> i love how you dropped george clooney. >> he was like tenth on your list. >> i can't go three, it'll seem obvious. thank you for catching that. it's a musical. it's full of musical numbers. bill, he can sing beautifulfully ly. what can't he do? >> the bill murray the guy that say, i'm doing a project and you say, what time should i be there? you have a good relationship with him. > we've worked together many times. i mean, the truth be told, i'm still blown away every time i see him. >> are you nervo y when you see him? >> yeah, kind of. he's the nicest guy in the world. it's just me being -- he's a legend to me. even when he says my name, he'll say, oh, this is jason. if he introduces me. i just -- he just said my name. he knows me. he remembered. he remembered me. it's amazing. >> he remember mes s me. >> the effect he has on probably
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you know -- it doesn't ever wear off, the bill murray power. >> before you go, what's your definition of an awesome holiday party, including, of course, bill murray being the guest? outside of that. >> definition af finition of an awesome holiday party? yeah. >> we said there'd be trick questions. r>> if family and friends can be together, that's the ultimate thing that makes a party good. when you don't have to feel like the pressure to -- you can just be yourself. the holidays are really about bringing people close. this show, for instance, it's about making people come together and, hopefully, you can sing along and get into it. that's what a christmas special should do. that's what the holidays should do. >> you can come any time here and be yourself. >> really? >> yes. >> we don't lie, jason. >> i don't think you do. >> we love gifts.
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>> thank you. >> happy birthday to your sweet daughter tomorrow. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. >> "a very murray christmas streams on netflix tomorrow. up next, wayne brady kicks up his heels in these boots. what and off you go, and off you go, and off you go, for every step, every stride, every start, begin strong with the lasting energy of 100% whole grain quaker oats... and off you go. you want i fix this mess? a mess? i don't think -- what's that? snapshot from progressive. plug it in, and you can save
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guess what? now, he's showing off not that skill but others. broadway playing low ing ing lola in "kinky boots." good morning. >> before we go any further, yes, i'm here for "kinky boots." i have my own hat line. i'd love to give this to you. this is a brand-new hat, just got it today. >> it fits. oh, man! >> wow. >> al was just named the hat wearer of the year. >> according to the head wear association of america. >> you beat outry ry ihanna. >> i won. >> where does wayne rank? >> we're not here to talk about hats. >> it's fantastic. >> this is a question no, ma' phenomenal shhe. i love this show, and you in it
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too. >> i have to say, i think i'm killing it. not to pat myself on the back -- >> killing your feet in the heels? >> billy porter, bless you. to step into the role of lola is, for me, the role of a lifetime. even in the promo, comedian wayne brady. i don't consider myself a comedian. i'm an actor who does improv. basically, 'm a hustler. you do everything you can do to get in there. i learned as a youth, learning to perform, sing, dance, act, comedy, instruments, whatever you can do to get the gig. this job is the perfect confluence of all of those things, and it lets me just be. lola has given me this new life. >> how hard was it to learn to walk and dance in the boots? >> i just got to be point where i don't feel like i'm going to fall over and break everybody's legs.
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>> not just my legs. timber! the cast is so amazing. big shotout utout to andy. everybody is loving. angels, these big, brawny men dressed in drag and killing it. it's the role of a lifetime. >> the way you look as a drag queen, you say it's a cross between -- >> well, i think i look a little bit like michelle obama, which is not a slam to her. i think she is gorgeous. i've heard that other people have said that i look like her. i also look like my mother. >> you have great arms lik lethe firstlady. >> do you do leg exercises? >> i do now. >> the dancing on broadway. do you have any special cream to make them -- >> we've gone a little too far.
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>> mary jean, in the last two weeks, is down another four pounds for a total of 29.5 pounds. >> awesome. >> amazing. >> that's with thanksgiving. >> rochelle another east four pounds for a total of 23 pounds. >> during thanksgiving, how did you pull this off? >> they're amazing. >> ken is not here. he stayed the same but he's down a total of 25 pounds. >> nicely done, everyone. let's get to your quiz, joy. >> question one, in order to burn off five bigs in a blankets, how many minutes of aggressive yard work, raking leaves, moe wing the lawn, how much would you do to buy 300 calories. a, 90 minutes. b, 60 minutes. >> 60. >> i'd say, 60. >> i'm going, 90. >> 90. >> the answer is 60 minutes. you have to increase the speed on your treadmill.
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would you have to run in order to burn off a typical holiday plate at a buffet with primed rib, mashed potatoes and gray cere -- gravey. y. 8 miles or 14? >> 8. speed it up. how long do you have to aggressively holiday stop at the mall to burn off the calories of a piece of pie. 640 calories. two hours or, b, 150 minutes, two and a half hours? >> a. >> i've gotten every answer wrong. i'll say, >> four hours. >> a! you all got it. number four, to burn off the calories in four s ll holiday cookies, you'll boogie down to
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is it, a, ten songs? b, eight songs? >> b. >> last question. >> ten songs. >> ten songs. >> the answer is b, eight. >> we'll run. >> come on, go for a job. >> mary jean wins the game. keep up the good work. thank you very much. >> nicely done, ladies. >> we'll be back i an a moient.
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this year, the direct marketing company initials is donating more than $80 80,000 gifts to our toy drive. the executive director is here with her kids. you have awesome gifts to donate. tell me about your donations. >> we absolutely do. weaver we're so honored to be back for the third year.
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this year, tote bags, purses, organizers, all types of products. >> why is it important to be part of our toy drive, as you mentioned multiple times, many years. >> absolutely. we believe that god has blessed our family on business so much, that it is such a beautiful opportunity for us to come back and give and bless others. >> did your coach your children to stand in place like this? did mom coach you to stand here? >> no. >> hold it properly. >> no, ma'am. >> how does it feel to give someone else a gift around the holidays? >> it's great. si fromnce we're blessed, we like to >> great. this is beautiful. merry christmas? >> merry christmas. >> your kids are beautiful. all the folks at initials, thank you so much. you have until tuesday, december 22nd, to donate. check today.com for the details. kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather. thank you, guys.
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good morning. a live look at the lincoln tunnel. this is inbound. 47 degrees at 9:57 on this thursday, december 3rd. i'm kerry barrett. the latest numbers show new york city's murder rate is on the rise despite a drop in overall crime. despite new statistics, serious crime is down 2.5% from last year.
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dropped by about the same amount. t the murder rate is up by nearly 7%. police say there has been a jump in rates, robberies and transit crimes last month c bpared to the same t e last year. a check of the weather. cloudy, gusty winds, 39 degrees. saturday, more of the same. it continues through sunday. monday, the clouds begin to roll in. high 54. coming on the "today" show with kathie lee and hoda, tips and tricks for throwing a festive cocktail party. in the meantime, we will have another local update for you in 30 minutes.
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