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>> stay with us for local news updates every 30 minutes and the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. was it terrorism? a man goes on a stabbing spree on a london street killing an american woman and injuring five other people. this morning that suspect is in custody as police step up patrols across a nervous city. growing concern in the republican party that donald trums campaign is in need of a an intervention. sources telling nbc news party leaders want to sit the candidate down and convince him to change his tone and approach as trump insists the party is the picture of unity. >> the campaign is doing very well. it's never been so well united. new cases new concerns, the pentagon announces that nearly three dozen members of
head of the cdc gets set to tour miami's hot zone today. kicking it off in style. the u.s. women's soccer team wins big in its rio debut. as preparations for the opening ceremonient the enter the final stretch, august 4th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today." it's thursday morning. we have matt in rio. the olympic action is under way. the opening ceremony just one short day away.
started us off. >> not too bad. i want to show you something funny, first. i'm here along the promenade at copacabana beach. we haven't formally started the games yet. i ran into the mascots from 2018. guys, good to see you. cool. we'll see you guys in two years. you're right, by the way, great start for the u.s. women's soccer team. 2-0 over new zealand. we're a little tired. we were at maracana stadium as we were watching rehearsal of the opening ceremony. i can tell you, this it's great. americans are going to love it. brazilians are going to be so proud. >> we won't replay the high five
a moment. let's get to our top story. a vicious stabbing attack and two americans are among the victims. a 19 year old is in custody. >> reporter: just hours after police said more armed officers would protect london streets -- >> you have to be ready for the challenge. >> reporter: a man with a knife attacked stabbing six people around this central london square block museum. >> he was actually carrying a knife in his hand and he had blood on his hands. >> reporter: under this tarp, the body of a 60-year-old woman. paramedics tried to save her but she died at the scene. the first call came at 10:33 last night and six minutes later they tasered the suspect. a 19-year-old man. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case but of course at this stage we
regarding motive. >> reporter: britain like the rest of europe is on edge after terrorist attacks in brussels and nice. earlier this week the french priest killed by isis sympathizers was laid to rest and this man who attacked passengers last december was sentenced to life in prison. the terror attack threat is at the second highest level severe warning the question is not if police said this attack does not appear to be terrorist related. the suspect, the 19 year old, is a norwegian citizen of somali descent with no signs of islamic ties. mounting pressure facing donald trump from key republicans to tone down and refocus his campaign. will there be an intervention? our decision 2016 team has had
jackson. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this morning we're at the start of a critical window for donald trump to show he can make a comeback after a couple of the worst days of his campaign yet. you can call it a tale of two campaigns. publicly advisers insisting there's no intervention, no drama, no panic. privately top republicans telling nbc of a deep and growing frustration as trump fends off contr backstage. >> just a little while ago i met with the gold star families. the love in that room was so incredible. >> reporter: donald trump's meeting coming as he faces fallout from his criticism of two other gold star parents. >> you have sacrificed nothing. and no one. >> reporter: just one in the long list of controversies trump is trying to get past as a new
nationally and now upping the attacks on her after a reported $400 million secret shipment to iran returning iranian cash part of a settlement over a failed arms deal at the same time as release of american detainees. >> can you say i wonder what happens with that $400 million? i wonder who ends up getting it, right? >> reporter: clinton forced to defend the controversy. >> as far as i know it had nothing to do with anyin hostage swap. >> reporter: trump staying on script. what his campaign wants to see. >> this was all started by hillary clinton. >> reporter: it's republicans trying to hit reset. trump supporters like rudy giuliani are hoping for a possible intervention in an effort to get the trump train back on track. newt gingrich telling "the washington post," trump is more
now. frustrated republicans calling trump's refusal to endorse paul ryan a major misstep. his own running mate, splitting off to back ryan himself with trump's blessing, he says. >> he strongly encouraged me to endorse paul ryan in next tuesday's primary, and i'm pleased to do it. >> reporter: trump advisers pushing back on reports of a campaign in crisis. >> the candidate is in control of his campaign. the campaign is in very good shape. we are organized. we are moving forward. >> reporter: trump's children. some of the few people with sway over their new notoriously unpredictable father as trump gets good news on the money front raising about 80 million in july with the party, his campaign says. the most of any month yet. through all of this, the clinton campaign is actively courting republicans and independents with a new big name gop defector, meg whitman, a top businesswoman and donor.
leading trump including in new hampshire as trump heads to new england today with a town hall set for maine. savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you. chuck todd is in washington for us this morning. chuck, good morning to you. i know you've been reporting about the feeling among some republican officials that maybe there would be a way that trump would actually withdraw from the race or be persuaded to do so. is that real or is that establishment fantasy at this point? >> i think it's a fantasy. i can't believe yesterday where that issue was there. that somehow in a meeting with him they could convince him to do this. i think that's definitely fantasy. what really they're hoping to do is in the same way that you had republican leaders who were unhappy with trump, they went to his children, they convinced him to change campaign managers and it was the children that finally made that happen. they convinced him to pick mike pence over his own gut which was
that. again, the children were involved. i think realistically what they hope to do is say good grief, can you at least put some structure in place. can you not do 17 interviews in between rallies and get yourself off message and stop attacking this person and stop attacking republicans. i thinker who hoping realistically with the help of the kids provide structure and tone it down. >> what republicans, if it was any other candidate running against hillary clinton, this would be a rough patch for hillary clinton given some of the items in the news. >> incredibly rough patch whether it's the current state of the economy, anemic growth, whether it is her insistence that somehow director comey let her off the hook on e-mails and she sort of reinterpreted what comey said in a way that was misleading. throw in the discomfort from
never mind we just started air strikes in libya because isis is there. libya was a high profile intervention and hillary clinton push. the point is in the last five days this could easily have been hillary clinton's worst five days post-convention and instead the exact opposite and it's all due to donald trump's lack of self-discipline. >> i have 30 seconds and two raw politics things. talk to me about polls and the fund-raising game. >> i can tell you the polls look like it could be next week by donald trump. all hints are this bounce is real and you see it trickle into the states. we could see double digit leads for clinton in swing states. the money, you have to say that donald trump looked like a national candidate that you would expect a mitt romney to have looked like four years ago with the amount of money he raised in july. july was a great month. july was the most unified the republican party had been in seven months. >> from small donors. >> small donors.
though after six incredibly bad days for him. >> chuck todd in washington, thank you so much. chuck mentioned the obama administration is once again raising concerns about funding the fight against zika as officials deal with the outbreak of that virus in miami and this morning we're learning about new cases in u.s. military. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest on this. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this morning an all-out war is now under way against the homegrown zika this morning at a nearby airport they loaded a plane with a chemical that is expected to be more effective than what they have actually been using on the ground. the chemical will be dispersed over a ten-mile area. one of the questions people have is, is it safe to be outside. the best advice is to limit your time outside as chemical drifts down and stay inside for about two hours.
confirms that 33 u.s. service members including a pregnant woman have contracted zika. all of the cases outside the united states. six family members of service personnel have also contracted the virus. the news comes as health officials in the united states are now cautiously optimistic they can get the homegrown virus now in one area of miami under control. >> i don't think it will be easy. i think it will be difficult. i do believe we can contain from the air spread a ten-mile zone. is it safe? >> you can never say something like that is 100% safe. you should tell people if they see the plane coming over, to go inside. it's just the prudent thing to do. >> reporter: the mayor of miami thinks the city is being prudent when it comes to the wynwood neighborhood, center of the outbreak, but he's concerned that fear is hurting the local economy. >> it's impacting the image of
that's been misinterpreted. don't travel to miami. >> reporter: at the body belly baby class which isn't near wynwood, pregnant women like amanda are scared. the new normal always includes mosquito repellent and despite temperatures topping 90 degrees, her new dress code is long sleeves and pants for going out. >> i actually just spent so much money on amazon buying more bug spray. i have bug spray in my husband's car, my purse. all over the place. we're trying to do everything we can. >> reporter: the florida governor rick scott has announced the department of health here in the state will now provide free zika tests to any pregnant women in the state. there had been a lot of calls, ob-gyns reporting that there have been calls for these tests
were costly. they will now be free. we'll go inside because the plane will be over our heads shortly. a former washington, d.c. transit cop back in court today to face federal terror charges. 36-year-old nicholas young was arrested in an fbi sting. prosecutors say he was under surveillance for five years. young is accused of buying nearly $250 in mobile apps he thought would be used to scramble messages among if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. in the meantime, drought and heat are soaking 27 large wildfires burning in the west in the so-called cold fire is growing fast. about 100 people have been forced to evacuate and over 700 firefighters are battling the flames on the ground, in the air and with water dropping helicopters. so far more than seven square miles have been scorched. fire officials say that fire is
let us take a turn and go back to matt down in rio. hey? >> hey, savannah. good to see you. final countdown for tomorrow night's opening ceremony. members of team usa have seen their first action here. what a great start for the women's soccer team. they looked impressive in their debut. 2-0 over new zealand as they go for their fourth straight gold medal. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is up at olympic park. peter, good morning. citywide holiday as the torch makes its way around the city. >> lloyd is there. >> reporter: for u.s. women's
>> reporter: team usa under the lights in its opening game shutting out new zealand with a decisive 2-0 win. >> united states are off to a winning start. >> reporter: the americans eyeing a fourth consecutive gold. the crowd getting on the team's veteran goalkeeper. a backlash over her reluctance to attend the games because of the zika virus including these tweets. >> at least it's loud ith i rather have that than hear a needle drop. >> reporter: canadian women scoring the fastest goal in olympic history. just 20 seconds into their opening match. the u.s. flag today set to be raised at the athletes village. already flying an olympic flag honoring ten refugee athletes competing here who no longer have a country to call home.
the russian flag is blowing in the wind but the team's fate is up in the air. all russian weight lifters will miss the games and before his first event in rio, michael phelps may be opening the possibility of coming back in 2020. >> my potential last olympics so you don't beat me to death about coming back. i'm just going to >> reporter: with phelps leading 553 american athletes in tomorrow night's opening ceremony, that news first announced here on "today." his roommate and rival, ryan lochte says the 18-time gold medalist is the ultimate flag bearer. >> no better person than michael. really excited and i kind of want to steal that jacket. >> reporter: that jacket by ralph lauren, the first of its kind.
kind of looks like something out of "the hunger games." this is michael phelps' fifth olympics. speaking of the opening ceremony, we aren't there yet, we're already talking about 2020 in tokyo. the ioc now announcing the return of baseball and softball in 2020. the olympic debuts of four additional sports. >> we love those sports. we could surf here at copacabana. coming up, a tour of the breathtaking beaches here and don't forget hoda, meredith and i will host the opening ceremony tomorrow night 7:30 eastern and pacific. savannah, can i tell you, our
thursday morning. and a gold medal handed to hoda for olympic selfie taking here. >> there she is. >> there you go. >> all right. let's check back in with you in a second. i'm excited about karate. maybe there's hope for us yet. >> there's been severe weather going on out in the southwest. we've been telling you about monsoons that would be developing. thiss utah/arizona border. flash flooding breaking out and we'll probably see more of that today and vivid lightning in las vegas last night. we'll probably see more today. the monsoon still active and so all of that moisture streaming up. we have flash flood watches and warnings stretching from southern california all of the way into colorado and the rockies. anywhere from flash flood
heaviest rain in the san juan mountains of colorado. beautiful here in the northeast. warm weather making its way into the pacific northwest and the host country brazil kicking off soccer today. they are going to take on south africa at 3:00 p.m. game time 3:00 p.m. you can watch coverage on nbc sports network. they'll have sunshine and 79. we'll get to your local forecast (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" restarts) play it again. (announcer vo) however you use your data, verizon has the best deal. now, get up to four free samsung galaxy phones, four lines, and 16 gigs for only $150. switch to verizon now for the best deal on america's best network.
morning. 50s suburbs north and west. 57 in danbury. everybody enjoying a sunny start to the day and you can see why. clear sky dominating the northeast here. enjoying the sun with a high of 82 this afternoon. nice and comfortable. tomorrow, more humidity in the mix. back to sunshine, less humid and beautiful conditions on sunday. 84. a nice start into next week, as well. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, a dream vacation turned into a nightmare. our exclusive interview with the texas woman who lost her husband and young son in that terror attack in nice. let's head back to rio. >> savannah, thanks very much. here in rio, high security, less hassle. inside the luxury cruise ship that's home to the superstars of team usa's men's basketball team
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station. an unauthorized person was on the tracks earlier this morning and struck by a train. no word yet on the condition of the victim. as a result, metropolitan m trains will terminate here. head online for information on that and continue to keep you up to date. when's the rest of the traffic lo >> some training on the a line and then the g line. still big problems at the gw bridge. an accident on the inbound lower level causing a delay. still 60 minutes into the upper level from the earlier construction and now we have two lanes blocked outbound with emergency vehicles and delays are building on the cross bronx expressway. and then the l.i.e. we have an accident.
blockage of two lanes. >> thanks so much. we'll be back with the forecast. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly compassionate care. start here with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. it's not one thing we do. it's they thing we do. start at cancer treatment centers of ameca in philadelphia. the evolutioof cancer care is here. learn more at cancercenter.com/experts appointments available now. starting out with sunshine and comfortable temperatures this morning. generally 60s. city at 68. still a few 50 toz the north and west and here with the sun going to work it will warm up quickly. by the afternoon, a high low 80s with a good deal of sunshine out there. coast cooler. 84 tomorrow. touch more humid. showers and thunderstorms on saturday. sunday the better half of the weekend and then nice stretch of
we're back now. 7:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 4th day of august, 2016. such pretty pictures everywhere you look here in rio. there is beach volleyball venue just up the beach from where we along with al. i want to make sure you've been paying attention. the beach behind us is -- >> copacabana. >> right. the next beach we're going to is called -- >> ipanema. >> very good. we'll take you for a tour. what's at the other end of
>> no. we'll take you for a tour and we learned a brand new sport. we'll tell you about that and we'll talk to mike tariq in a minute. with all he's done in his career, these are his first olympic games. we'll get his perspective in just a little while. >> that's fun. we'll look for that. let's look at the headlines this morning. top republicans frustrated by donald trump's tactics in the presidential race are hoping to convince him to reset campaign. sources are telling nbc some supporters want to go as far as to hold an intervention with the candidate but trump is pushing back at these reports saying his campaign has never been more united. one man is in custody this morning after a deadly knife attack in central london. an american woman was killed. at least five other people were hurt. police are looking at terrorism as one possible motive. and there are lingering flight delays and cancellations
passenger jet landed there. all 300 people onboard survived. some of them were recording the harrowing moment that the plane touched down. we'll have a lot more on that and latest on the investigation coming up. for now, matt, we'll send it back to you in rio. >> a scary situation, savannah. thanks very much. meantime, there's been an awful lot of talk about housing for athletes while they're in rio. the majority are staying in athlete's village but when you're a recognized global superstar, you need to make other accommodations. i'm talking about keir simmons. he's got more on the housing situation. keir, good morning. >> good morning. it's kind of cool to think that some of the world's top sports stars are waking up in rio and some are waking up by the sea. for decades team usa's basketball men's team has not stayed in the olympic village. take a look at where they're
>> reporter: singing on the flight to rio. the u.s. men's basketball team looking to score their third straight gold. they've medaled in every olympics since 1984. with success comes high security for some of the world's highest paid athletes. that's the nba players arriving and behind me this huge ship is where they are staying. venture out and they might be what's it like to see them? >> amazing. >> reporter: big fans? >> yes. >> reporter: onboard they have a spa, pool and big beds for basketball players both men and women's teams. >> pretty big. i have a walk-in closet. it's awesome. >> reporter: luxurious. how is the accommodation, guys? it's not all good. the drive to the olympic stadium is long and you often get held up in traffic. the players are not going to
olympic park even though nba players are representing home countries. here's the australian putting up his own shower curtain. the same boat used to host vip guests at super bowl xlvi will dock soon. new york's own carmelo anthony has been learning portuguese along with other team members. hours after arriving in rio, we spotted him new digs. one more win this summer and he'll be the most decorated olympic basketball player in the world. with the place to hold the party. ioc spokesperson told me they're not aware of any stakestakehold staying on a ship for them. they wouldn't let us onboard. >> maybe it was the accent. i'm not sure. keir, good to see you.
mike, longtime espn journalist. huge fan. part of nbc's coverage. >> great to be here with you, matt. >> you have done everything in your career. including covering a world cup here in 2014 in rio but never an olympic games. what are your expectations? >> just the passion that all corners of the globe coming together especially at a time like this where the world seems so angry and fragmented and all of the news is negative. where else are we gathering over 200 countries to bring together just for the world. i'm looking forward to see how that comes together and hopefully it's safe. >> not to shed the heartwarming things you said but people care about medals. we have to admit. how is it looking for team usa in he rio? >> with the doping issues, some russian athletes not here, probably even better chance. china second. one thing as you've experienced at the games, when that home
them boost their medal count and perhaps that would happen for brazil this time around. >> on average 50% boost of gold medals and 20% in medals overall. >> you saw it in vancouver and london. team gb was energized by the crowd. sometimes you play at home and it's more pressure. in the olympics it pushes athletes farther. >> what do you expect in glamorous sports. we're talking swimming, gymnastics, basketball, beach volleyball? >> beach volleyball will be glamour here. we love the game here in women and men are so strong. those will be events happening here on copacabana beach where they break out in the middle of the day. that will be great. you mentioned basketball. usa has so many strong teams especially on the women's side where we'll see american medals pile up. >> we were talking before the show can athletes live up to the expectations and can some other athletes shatter expectations?
>> simone biles. go win four or five gold medals. michael phelps, most decorated olympian we've had, go win another two or three gold. that's so hard. as we see, it's one moment in time for all of these athletes. that has to be so much pressure. yet phelps has delivered games after games. can he do it the last time around or we think the last time around? >> just personally, is there an event you're looking forward to seeing? >> we're both golf fans. i want to since 1904 since golf has been in the olympics. i would love to see competition great traction and succeed and if it doesn't catch on, we ask them to hit a marshmallow and catch it in their mouth. >> great to have you here. we'll have more from rio just ahead. let's go back to savannah in new york. >> all right, guys, thank you so much. >> i got a stunt double in rio.
as an alibi. >> here's the weather in your neck of the woods, al. >> don't go anywhere. >> i love it. when i show up at an olympic event, you'll see. i'll get you back. let's show you what we've got going on right now. the heat is back on. excessive heat warnings stretching from oklahoma all of kansas. it will feel like 105 kansas city, little rock, 109. jackson, 107. birmingham will feel like 102. the good news is there's cooling weather coming behind us. look at this. denver 10 degrees below average. ahead of the front, temperatures awfully warm but as we get into the weekend, temperatures will start to moderate a bit new york city in the mid 80s. raleigh low 90s. you go back into the midwest and it's going to look pretty good.
79 degrees on sunday. minneapolis, 81. thanks, al. sunshine in the day today. a fair weather clouds. comfortable day with a high of 82. tonight, clear skies. overnight low of 67 in the city. 50s suburbs and then tomorrow more humidity and sun giving way to clouds in the afternoon, a high of 84. clouds will gather and produce scattered showers, maybe much better on sunday. sunshine, breeze and high of 84. >> get your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. facts you've been told your life that are completely wrong but first a "today" exclusive.
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messages and posts and tributes and even though we were not responding directly to them. we were reading them. >> reporter: the tributes and memorials are over now and kim says difficult reality is sinking in. you're back in texas. what's the hardest part about that? >> the house. yep. >> reporter: >> my home. >> reporter: brodie's home, sean's home. >> the house that we built together that we wanted to live in forever is empty. >> reporter: she wants people to know that brodie loved baseball and was a friend to everyone and that her husband, sean,'s warning likely saved three lives. >> i don't regret going on our family vacation together because
five i wouldn't take back. >> reporter: kim says she's doing okay. how do you get out of bed each morning? >> i get up and go for them so that they know i'm okay. neither one of them would want me to be sad. >> reporter: a father and son lost to terror but their lives and love never forgotten. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, austin. >> brings it home. our hearts and prayers are with them for sure. we're back right a days to consider their offer. why seven days? science. join me as we walk through the seven stages of decisioning. 1. consideration. 2. questioning. 3. deciding. 4. queso. 5. nap. 6. sudoku. 7. tambourine practice. i think i made my point. they'll give you an offer for your car, you take seven days to think about it.
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two service suspensions. j train in both directions between broad street and marcy avenue. m between essex street and marcy avenue. take the be 39 bus as an option. delays go, we have an hour inbound at the george washington bridge because of several problems. 45 minutes inbound at the lincoln. 30 at the holland. the roads, watch out for an accident eastbound on the belt parkway blocking two planes by street and the l.i.e. with the ramp eastbound to exit 41, 106/107. back to you. >> thanks. police are questioning a person of interest about a fatal stabbing on staten island. a 30-year-old man stabbed multiple times this morning. his body found around 2:00 a.m. on a bench near a construction site. between the ferry terminal and the staten island yankees stadium. investigators are at the scene.
been released. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a factory in sunnyside queens to catch fire. the fire at the mill work factory broke out around 7:00 last night and took more than four hours to get it under control. wood and paint thinners helped fuel the flames they say. the building destroyed. firefighters were able to save three businesses next door. four firefighters were injured. looking at the weather today, high of 82 degrees. low of 67. tomorrow the high is saturday, 86 degrees. "today" coming right back. al goes behind scenes of one of america's most beloved game
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, life's a beach. matt and hoda go off duty in rio as they explore the city's famous beaches and a whole lot more. >> hi. >> really? >> what is happening? >> then, a candid conversation. jennifer garner opens up about life in the limelight, balancing work and motherhood and her relationship with ben affleck. >> how is your family doing?
family. and survey says, al takes us behind the scenes of "family feud." "today," thursday, august 4th, 2016. ?? >> good morning, north carolina. >> all of the diego. >> good morning, illinois. ?? >> good morning, boston. >> today is my sweet 16. >> al, i want a hug for my birthday. >> birthday girls here in nyc! it's 8:00.
plaza. we've got al making his way. we've got dylan. okay. i just want to make sure that everyone caught this. dylan's throwback thursday song is "bust a move" and we can have an instant replay of her busting that move. we love it. >> a little bit of kick. >> you think you have athletes down in dylan. >> we can't even compare. let us recap of what's happened to us so far this morning. started the show i ran right into and even head butted the two mascots from the 2020 winter games and then i ran into billy bush jogging on the beach. along the promenade it gets better. looks at what's here. we've got a group of americans including our very own natalie morales and hoda kotb.
i need a beer. >> when did you get in? >> i got in yesterday at 11:00 in the morning. i hit the ground running. i have a story coming up. i sat down with jennifer garner. we'll talk about that. family life, balancing it all to her new movie out called "nine lives." we'll talk to her. >> i enjoy this drink. i'm trading this. >> vodka is the national drink of brazil. >> we'll settle this all and we'll go back to you, savannah. >> a hard day at the office. guys, thank you so much.
stories. tamron is at the news desk. police in london say a woman killed in a knife attack was an american. the stabbing spree happened in an area popular with tourists. the suspect, a 19-year-old man, is identified as a norwegian national of somali descent and does not appear to be radicalized but his mental health is a significant factor in the morning from inside the emirates jetliner that caught fire and exploded after crash landing in dubai. one firefighter died but remarkably all 300 people onboard the aircraft survived. new video shows the frightening moments inside an emirates jet plane moments after it made an emergency landing at the dubai airport wednesday. george was onboard and said there was no warning the plane
obviously and then the movement of the plane from side to side. and then the smoke eventually. >> reporter: an aviation industry source with knowledge of the accident telling nbc news the explosion may have been caused by a last second attempt to abort landing because of powerful gusts called wind shear. >> it really is beyond the pilots to do much except try to keep the aircraft in a straight line. >> reporter: as the cabin quickly filled with smoke, some passengers actually tried to grab >> leave your bags behind! >> reporter: the crew trying to evacuate the jet before the plane engulfed in flames. >> i got out of the plane just as the plane blew up. >> reporter: all 300 passengers and crew including six americans got out alive. there was one fatality. a firefighter battling the flames.
and black box for answers. the rule is to call before you dig. that didn't happen when workers using backhoe in los angeles on wednesday ruptured a gas line. no one, including the backhoe operator was hurt in that. a truck driver was injured and others faced a summer white out when a tractor-trailer hauling buckets of paint overturned on an indiana puddles shut down several lanes. the mess took workers six hours to clean up. i have nothing clever but i bet you do, al roker. >> no. no. i got nothing. >> that's a first in tv history. >> it really is. >> sorry. >> you plead the fifth. >> i think there's a "jaws" reference in there. was there no pun available? >> i don't think so. >> you let us down.
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coming out tomorrow. it's called "nine lives." she recently sat down and chatted with natalie. good morning. >> there's lots of fun in the new comedy "nine lives" but in real life balancing family and work is tough. >> you know walken is involved and kevin spacey's soul is inside a cat, it's going to be spicy. >> wait a minute. i'm a cat. >> reporter: the star studded cast of "nine lives" have competition in the new summer comedy. fuzzy friends, irresistible and teach an important lesson of prioritizing family first. >> i love the idea of celebrating that parenting is
matter what. you have to actually get down on the floor and spend time together. >> reporter: garner knows a thing or two about balancing family and work. but it's not always easy being a mom in the spotlight. i read that your son samuel said i hate the paparazzi. he had a bad experience. >> he sees them and says go out and tell them your son does not like it. it kills me. >> you have been very outspoken and helped get the enacted here to protect children. has it gotten any easier for you? >> my gosh, it's so much better, natalie. i really do thank all of the legislators that saw wisdom in not allowing paparazzi to lie in wait outside of your school, pediatrician offices, outside of your home. >> reporter: protecting family is not just a message in "nine
garner and ben affleck. how is your family doing? >> we're definitely a modern family. we're doing really well. thank you. >> you went to europe recently for a good family bonding trip. >> ben was working in london. i felt like the kids should have that experience and he and i are great friends. we just all went. >> that's admirable how you and ben have both all about children first and being a team and that's what you have to do. >> you d it has to be. >> jen talked about a support network and having her family and friends and helping her to follow her career and be where she is today and be the best mom she can be. she's so lovely. i just moved to l.a. she was giving me pointers on where to go and where to work out. can we be friends? let's do book club together.
guys, back to you. >> thank you so much. it is time to trend. it's national chocolate chip cookie day. we love to observe national chocolate chip cookie day. these are some of the best. amazing. >> they are like doughnuts. >> let's go to health stories. a lot of health facts believe. business insider decided to debunk some of them. al never heard of this. beer before liquor gets you sicker. liquor before beer all clear or never fear. it's not true. it doesn't matter if you drink wine before the other -- if you drink too much, you'll get sick and the order makes no difference.
research to say beer before liquor never sicker. >> forget you, research and science. sugar causes hyperactivity in children. >> not true. >> myth. this is interesting. it started in 1974. a doctor wrote a letter to american academy of pediatrics that he believed it to be true and they published it. one doctor's hunch and now we believe it. >> ssa proof walking around the house. >> if you don't give them sugar, they still get nutty. >> and finally, does anyone here believe in the five second rule? i do. >> no. >> i live it every day. if you drop your food on the floor and it's less than five seconds, you can eat it, no germs. >> if it doesn't get stuff on it. >> i'll drop this on the set and
no problem. >> i take off the parts. >> that absorbs the dirt. the five-second rule is a myth. >> it's called contact. it's not like germs are going -- okay, now. >> it's not like a lint brush. >> i madet don't get sick often. >> i think we know how matt lauer comes down on this issue. >>ive a 10, 15-second rule. i have three kids. hoda has five-minute rule. >> i do. when you're watching track and field olympic sports, you're going to see two things. you're going to see amazing athletic talent. two, creative arts and crafts. here's why. in order not to conflict with sponsors, athletes have to
you'll see a lot of things ranging from simple piece of tape to brightly colored spray paint to some very patriotic designs. >> that's creative. footwear vital piece of equipment and some athletes may not want to share their brand of choice with the world. >> there are so many reasons they do this. some choose to hide logos because they don't want to give free advertising for companies and show companies that they're >> a helicopter now. >> wow. >> buzzing us here. dylan, "pop start." >> let's begin with kris jenner. in a car accident wednesday afternoon. there are no details on the other driver. she was alone in the car but her daughter tweeted to reassure
and in other kardashian news, kim kardashian proving she's a loyal blackberry user. she said so my blackberry bold died. i can't find anymore on ebay. i knew this day would come and to be honest i'm prepared. fans tweeting suggestions for kim's new phone. i guess her iphone is what she was tweeting on and still taking selfies. now to taylor the pop superstar is getting attention online but a simple way to avoid the paparazzi. when she was leaving the gym, she walked sideways with her back to the camera and got into her car. simple as that. this isn't the first time she's managed the strut before. remember when she went hiking down the trail backwards to avoid a camera. >> i wouldn't want that side of me being shown. she has a better backside. let's be honest. >> i don't know about that. >> thanks, al.
let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv supercenter. >> quick check of your weather. heavy showers and thunderstorms moving through the northern plains. wet weather down through the gulf and that monsoonal moisture continuing into the southwest. al, thanks very much. looking at a sun,start, nice, though, 82 the expected high. humidity level stays low, too. overnight low pretty close to this morning. tomorrow a little more humidity is headed in. sun and clouds, 84. chance of showers, maybe a thunderstorm on saturday, but bright sunshine returns on sunday. more of the same into early next week. >> don't forget to take us with
channel 108. >> announcer: open a coke and enjoy the games. >> on "today's" rio we reached final countdown for the opening ceremony tomorrow night. team usa 554 athletes here in rio. guess what? they'll have even more when it comes to tokyo. >> guess what? they also added five new sports in tokyo. baseball, softball, new sports karate, climbing, skateboarding and surfing. >> all week long we've showed you copacabana beach but just alongside copacabana is another very famous beach. it's called ipanema and hoda and
?? >> when you talk about the atlantic ocean and beauty in brazil, it's not all about copacabana. we're in an area right now where we want to show you this beautiful beach. one of the most popular here. it goes from where we're standing right now all of the way down to that jetty that sticks out in the middlef >> world famous. >> and a bunch of people -- what's cool about this spot if you want a great sunset and you can't a cold one, you sit there and watch the sunset. i would like some coconuts. i've been practicing how to say
excuse me. yes. how do you do it? can i try? >> be careful. seriously. >> one, two, one. that's hard. >> how's this going so far? you're going to hurt him. >> i'm doing it. get in there. >> i can't believe how brave you are to let her do that with it in yr >> i'm going to enjoy my coconut back here. are you done? >> do you want me to hold yours? >> so many interesting things about rio. one, it's a place of contradiction. if you look there on that beach, that's the most expensive area
>> that's right. if you look over your shoulder climbing up that hillside, one of the poorest neighborhoods in all of rio. kind of cool to look at the promenade here. in copacabana the stones were arranged in a swirling pattern. here it's different. apparently each beach has its own look. >> hey. hi. >> really? >> how do i get dn >> why don't you jump? >> what's the deal with the game? i don't understand. you don't use your hands. no hands. you can use your head and feet. over the net. >> yeah. like volleyball. >> all right. let's play. did i win? ow. >> you can't use your hands.
>> good. >> should matt play? >> i don't want to make them look bad with the body. seriously. they're going to get jealous. >> what! what is happening? matt won. >> here we go. >> i don't know what to do? i think that's a wrap, baby. >> that was gr >> thank you very much. >> that was great. >> a lot of people also go out to this rock that separates ipanema from copacabana. >> are we going home? to the copacabana. >> do those have any traction on them? >> no.
there's subway disruption after an unauthorized person was struck on the lorrie side. the incident has suspended service on parts of the j and m lines. lauren scala has all of the details. >> that's right. service is suspended on the j between broad teeth and marcy avenue, and on the m. so they recommend the b-39 bus to and from route 208 southbound. three lanes are blocked. just the shoulder gets by. delays are extensive. over to long island, a accident causing delays, and the ramp remains closed from the eastbound accident out by exit 41. the belt parkway, that accident is also causing some big problems. back to you. other news this morning, police will resume a search for
police stopped his car near the bridge street bridge. police haven't said why the man was stopped. let's check the weather. tomorrow mostly sunny, humidity and clouds, later in the day 84. saturday warm and muggy, scattered showers likely, 86 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, james franco and markos bourn stop by to talk prince."
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i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. 8:30 on a thursday morning. the 4th of august, 2016. the crowd is building. we have guys over here who get an a for effort. they came all decked out in their best usa paraphernalia. thanks to them. natalie and hoda will stick around. you'll have a great interview for us tomorrow morning. >> i'm going to talk to the fierce five, the gymnast that we've grown to love.
we'll have that tomorrow. >> busy here one day away from the opening ceremony. savannah, guys, we can't wait. we'll send it back to you. we miss you guys the. >> we miss you, too. >> look forward to seeing you. >> can't wait. also this morning, we'll have a country party out on our plaza. tomorrow we've got this concert from blake shelton, music superstar, "voice" coach and we'll get into the mood for that today. >> country fashion that looks good in case you need inspiration head to our plaza t i don't know what happened there, savannah guthrie. >> a country fashion show to get everyone excited about blake on the plaza. >> the lady screamed when you said blake. >> that was me. >> a sausage party in studio 1a. the animated new movie and let's say this one isn't for the kids. they'll tell us all about it. >> not for the children.
when i visited the set of "family feud." >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we have going on. looking ahead to the weekend, for tomorrow, wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast into the ohio river valley. wet weather through the southwest into the mississippi river valley. west coast looking good. saturday a lot of rain new england mid-atlantic all of the way into the gulf. showers in the four corners. western third of the country looking good. sunday, sunday, more r western third still looking good. things clear up around the great lakes on into the northeast, new england and the mid-atlantic states. now 74 in the city. up to 67 in poughkeepsie. even 60s where you started out in the 50s. those temperatures continue to climb over the next several
a good deal of sunshine. a little more humidity throughout. maybe a chance of a thunderstorm on saturday, back to 86 and less humid on sunday, and conditions continue during the first part of the week. weather. we have a beautiful young lady here. what's your name? >> shirley. >> you're 80? wow. today. happy birthday. >> isn't she gorgeous? >> i asked for i.d. i didn't believe she was 80. >> they're going out drinking >> you're not done. >> i'm not. >> you're still working on our series game on "today." >> one of my favorite all-time game shows, i even got a chance to host the celebrity season a while back. ever since the days of richard dawson, one thing is for sure, you never are going to know what those surveys are the contestants are going to say.
>> yes. >> sister. >> family can be a funny thing. >> name something a burglar would not want to see when they break into a house. >> naked grandma. >> now celebrating its 40th anniversary, "family feud" is big a hit online as it is on tv. >> the guy that had a lot of view >> named something for follows the word pour. you don't get to see the whole thing. i was on the floor for 20 minutes. you the only person that said that. >> a big reason for the show's success, steve harvey marking more than 1,000 shows as host.
what the people at home are thinking. that's stupid. >> still thousands of families a year audition fixing to feud. >> right now we want to land this audition. >> we look for families that are enthusiastic. this ain't "jeopardy!." >> the best get called here to a set in atlanta where on this day nine families going through one trying for that coveted spot on the show. >> who has the biggest personality? >> there were nine families. how many of those families will actually make the taping? >> we hope all of them eventually. everybody did a great job in rehearsal. it's very rare that somebody doesn't make it. >> no matter how good of a player you are at home when you come here and the floor is lit up and lights is up, you're not
the spot with the show's signature fast money round. >> it's time to play -- >> fast money! >> you alone by yourself come up with 200 points, you are going to win the "today" show fast money. all right. 20 seconds on the clock. here we go. we asked 100 married men, name your wife's most unappealing habit. >> rubs her >> how deep is your belly button. >> half inch. >> if your love life was a movie, what would it be rated? >> r. >> name a food six inches long. >> hot dog. >> what is matt lauer's sexiest body part? >> his ears. >> let's go al. name your wife's most unappealing habit.
she rubs her ears. survey said? nagging. nagging was number one answer. how deep is your belly button. you said half inch. survey said. half inch was the number one answer. pretty good. if your love life were a movie, what would it be rated. you said r. survey said. r was the number one inches long. you said hot dog. survey said. hot dog. we need 73 points. what do you think is matt lauer's sexiest body part. here you go. you said his damn ears. matt is going to be shocked when
survey said. >> i'm stunned. >> his smile was number one. >> sometimes i get lost looking at his lobes. >> you do have an ear thing. >> we learned a lot about you there. >> probably too much. >> deborah rubbing the ears. >> to get your mind off that, all of the families who final cut to appear on the show. coming up next, seth rogen and james franco are here talking about getting animated in their new movie and it's called "sausage party." we'll let you out in a minute.
we're back. it's 8:41. we have seth rogen and james franco here with r rated "sausage party." it's about a bunch of supermarket foods who thinks paradise awaits when somebody buys them but they find the ugly truth about what happens when they land outside of the grocery store doors. >> in here it seems like the best route is to go through the liquor aisle. shall we? >> what? >> yeah. totally sure. >> okay. because the way you're saying it doesn't sound like you're too confident. >> yeah. trust me. >> okay. there we go. >> can i just say, guys, that's honestly the only 19 seconds we could find that could be aired on this show. >> that clip is no way indicative of what the movie is about. it's the only airable moment. >> it makes me feel embarrassed.
humiliate you. >> seth, you play a hot dog. tell us the premise after that? >> you're not allowed to i would imagine. it's about food from a grocery store who thinks that something good happens when it's purchased and ultimately obviously something terrible happens and one hot dog has the journey where he tries to illuminate the store into the reality of what happens. meanwhile, there's another hot dog that'sut encounters james franco's character who is just named druggy. >> i'm one of the only humans. i didn't get to play food in this one. >> your character's name is druggy which leads to the question who is the target audience here for this movie? >> not children i would say. i really think it's for everyone honestly. it's been so much better received than you would think a movie about a talking hot dog
it was inspired by our love of pixar movies and animation. it has a lot of surprisingly deep ideas in it again considering it's essentially talking food for 90 minutes. i think people will be surprised how much heart there is in the movie and there's as lot of theological thought that went into the movie. if you bring your kids to it, you are a bad parent. >> we made thato seth and the gang has done. >> really? >> i told one of his producers i think it's the best movie ever made. >> i would say just for the shear number of hot dog doubles, that was incredibly impressive. >> exactly. >> if there were a gold medal. >> i think that we put a lot into it. i think it's a genuinely funny movie.
the objects and things that surround them that the secret life of food is such an obvious arena to go down. it makes sense why a kids' movie wouldn't explore that because it's quite horrific what happens to food but that's why we tackled that subject. >> listen, let's talk about your relationship. >> why don't we. >> as we do, roll the video, please. why do you think it works? >> look at us. so young and impressionable. >> i was under age. he was the alluring older man. he was inviting me on fancy dinners. it was like "50 shades of grey." >> i can't say i didn't invite that. we love that parity of kanye and kim video. did you fight over who got to be
originally. >> i was going to be kim and seth had an epiphany. >> we switched at the last minute. it's not the first time we switched roles? >> anything in the works we can look forward to? >> we made another movie i produced with franco and i directed and i also act in. it's about the making of a movie called "the room" known for being the worst movie ever made and we chronicle the story about e >> okay. >> before i let you go, you are in a movie, is it about porn? >> it's an hbo show. >> i see the mustache. that made me think -- >> you caught me in my 1970s glory right here. >> always fun to have you here. the movie is called "sausage party." >> you can't even say it. >> in theaters nationwide on august 12th.
>> announcer: soundtrack of style sponsored by jcpenney. get your pennies worth at jcpenney. >> we're kicking off a b "soundtrack of style." in honor of blake shelton's performance on our plaza, we are going to add country to our look. talk to me about -- this is kelsey. an overall look which is super cute. >> you can't talk about country fashion and not talk about denim and overalls together. it's double the power. you can wear a dress like this.
music festival. so many options and then you can add a pop of color like the cross body bag or keep it neutral like her sandals here. >> super cute. >> hammered metal earrings and you're ready to go. >> kiera looks amazing here. a light crochet knit. sweet and tough like country girls themselves. and turquoise accessories. that southwestern charm. earrings. a nice chunky bracelet. >> looks very good. thank you so much. now, we have the country gentleman. this is mike. looking fabulous i might say. >> mike here is inspired by blake shelton himself. so you often see blake shelton to take a country style and
putting it under a metallic blazer like this. and hands in the pockets. >> looks good. you can wear this anywhere. you wouldn't look out of place. >> it could be casual or formal. mix of denim and blazer. you can really go anywhere. >> good job, mike. our next model is beebe. >> looks beautif wearing a southern lady dress. a pop of color on her shoes with a neon coral. it's like a hoop skirt like ladies of charleston. >> i love this copper bracelet. show that off. that's pretty. >> a great way to add a little bit of shine to a more matte dress. >> this is different. this is nicole. >> this is nicole.
'n' roll. a floppy hat style like this. flutter sleeve dress. just kind of feels bohemian in style. you can put cowboy boots with those as well or a suede sandal and she could be in austin, really. >> she could be anywhere. >> nashville. someone will hand her an acoustic guitar and ask her to sing a solo. country is a perfect look for fall. you throw on a sweater boots and you're ready for the next one. >> emily, thank you so much. >> if you want more fashion advice including how to turn your summer dress into a fall look, go to today.com/style. we're back in a moment.
happy birthday to david. he didn't retire as a lawyer until last year. he still goes to the bar. and ellis hart served his country during world war ii. we salute you, sir. and julia is 100 years old and says secret to longevity is coffee. coffee is the key to survival. happy 100th birthday to leo from minnesota. for the past 50 years, leo and his 90-year-old brother enjoy happy hour together. i like that. we salute you for your service. if you know someone turning 100 years old, head to today.com/celebrate and tell us all about them and include a picture. >> nice. >> what do we have coming up next hour? >> james franco is going to be back. he's got another movie. >> he's busy these days.
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good morning. it is thursday, august 4th. it's been a rough morning for commuters. lauren scala has been keeping an eye on all the trouble spots. >> the good news is normal service has resumed on the j appeared m lines, but you can expect an hour now at the lincoln tunnel, and if you're getting on the roads, otherwise on 80 eastbound watch out for an exit by exit 34 in the left lane, then one on route 17 southbound after 80, heading over to queens really and long island, just about on the grand central parkway, eastbound just after the cross island. finally the l.i.e. very heavily delayed by the ramp closure.
police say 38-year-old gerald cummings was shot just after 11:00. no word yet on a possible motive. the fights against mosquitos continues tonight in new york city. crews will be spraying pest cites in parts of queens, staten island and the bronx, the praying will contie a.m. tomorrow. no mosquitos carrying the zika virus have been found so far in the city. tomorrow mostly sunny, humidity and clouds later in the day. saturday warm and muggy, scattered showers likely 86 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, a delicious tour, that including a tour of sprinkles and ice cream sandwich spring.
this morning on "today's take," jennifer garner is with us talking about her new flick "nine lives" and the inside scoop on one of the coolest places to visit this summer and james franco gets more animated than you've ever seen him before. all that and more >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." feel like i'm on repeat this week. another beautiful morning here in new york city. just gorgeous weather around here. it's august 4th, 2016. inside studio 1a, i'm willie along with al and tamron. we have your morning jam, al.
justin bieber and mo. >> what made you pick this song? >> i heard it and liked it. it just went away. leila is a major lazer fan. >> lucy likes the previous jam. >> love that your daughters keep you cool. >> i don't cool. we just know what they're listening to. >> rio, the games have begun. opening ceremony is friday. one day away. it's tomorrow. >> the games have already started but they have opening ceremony on friday. >> what's the rush? let's hold the soccer game until friday. >> do we have an explanation about it? >> natalie is down from rio de janeiro with the latest from the games. taunting us.
two coconuts. >> why do you do this? that's a screen grab right there. >> i set you up. >> that's going to go viral. >> glad to know dark natalie travels. >> wow. really? really? >> dark natalie is always in rio. >> did you see what mom did this morning? >> they're so refreshing. come on. i had to. it was just for you, al. >> everybody in the studio is thinking it. okay. a show of hands, was everybody thinking that? >> back to the olympic business here, guys. as you talked about, the women kicking us off here. they're hoping to go to their fourth consecutive gold and women with a shutout in the u.s.
goals against new zealand. our fans back here on copacabana beach with us enjoying that as well. lloyd and morgan scored two goals for team usa. off to a great start hoping to go for fourth consecutive goal. they play against france on saturday. tough competition in that group. by the way, on the way here i was at the airport and it's really fun when you get to see around the same time. who did i run into? none other than some of the family here for olympic gold medalist connor dwyer. there are 21 members of his family including his twin brother there in that picture with me that are going to be here to support him. if you remember, connor was the one who gave me a tour a couple months back at the u.s. olympic training center in colorado springs. i'm going to be cheering him on all the way and all of the other
here for team usa. opening ceremony now just a day away. it's tomorrow night. 7:30 p.m. here on nbc. hosted by matt, hoda and meredith. great to be back in rio. guys, i don't know if you had a chance to check some of the photos that we've been posting from here, but i put this one out there. throwback thursday. for me this is a little bit of a coming home visit. that's me at christ the redeemer statue with my grandparents in the background, my mom is on the my older sister patricia on the left. i'm the one with the cute grin in the middle. >> amazing how much you look like your mom. >> fun to be back here in rio. everybody says that. i was seven or eight years old. many moons ago in that picture. it's good to be back. sharing lots of memories and great moments from here in this spectacular city. still to come though this morning, i also have a great interview with jennifer garner before leaving for rio in los
down with her. she gave me a warm welcome there. she's ought promoting her new film "nine lives." she talked about how she balances family life, what's going on with her and ben affleck and so all of that coming up. guys? >> very busy. wow. >> you and those coconuts, very busy. unbelievable. we'll see you in a little bit. >> all right. one of the hot topics this morning, do you answer every e-mail? how many e-mails do you have on your phone right now that you haveot >> i keep mine clean. i have zero. >> you remember the new year's resolution -- >> you respond to every e-mail with i got it. >> if there's a direct question. but stuff i don't have to answer, i delete it right away. >> people send e-mails that are more like statements or comments. i don't feel they need a response. people say you didn't respond to my e-mail. it didn't end with a question mark.
of the secrets of success to his success include a few key things. one of them, you don't reply to every e-mail. based on that, i'm hugely successful. i have -- >> what! 69,433 unread e-mails. >> well, it's not 70,000. >> i didn't know your phone could hold that many e-mails. >> it was ove i weeded them down. i'll be successful. he also says get lots of sleep. and take time out to think. do you take a moment to kind of -- >> not enough. i try but not enough. >> no. no. you're always moving. always doing stuff. sometimes i get up a little earlier than i need to so i can
>> i do that on the weekends for sure. i'm up before everybody else. cup of coffee. >> weekend time. an hour before the family is up. it's gold. >> you get up before them and walk around. >> just sit there. even before pepper gets up. >> the dog. >> you hear people moving. okay. it's over. >> feet come down the stairs. the day is on. >> i love that. >> that time of the morning around 7:00, it's gold. >> everybody is asleep. >> all right. >> and when you wake up on the weekend, you like to cut a good bagel. so let's bring in some bagels. here's an interesting thing. so this is -- when you're in school you think i'm never going to use math ever again. check out this mathematically perfect way of cutting a bagel.
cream cheese smearing. >> that's a sharp knife. >> you go in and so you kind of create almost like a half olympic ring of bagels. >> looks like a pretzel. >> cut the bagel in half. >> you have to make four separate cuts. you rotate 180 degrees between each cut. he designed the method. >> i'm sure he's a mathematician. who has time? >> my hangry level is past everything. >> you put it on. >> i don't cut bagels. it's one of the frightening things. >> you don't? >> i use the chopper thing. it's like a pineapple thing. >> it squishes the bagel. >> some things intimidate me to cut. a bagel is one of them.
>> yeah. a pineapple, mango, we've done segments -- ladies are nodding as you nodded at the coconut. there are certain things that are hard -- i feel like i'm going to cut my hand. you don't understand this at all? >> i almost cut my finger off a couple years ago. >> that's because you were trying to open a vodka bottle. >> i didn't know we were going to get to those details. >> you were trying to use the and there were cocktails before that because you were opening another bottle. >> i think people understand what i'm talking about. >> she's got a bagel. >> i'm not afraid to use it. mangoes, pineapples, some things are hard to cut. >> you cut tropical fruit but you won't cut a bagel. will you cut cheese? i'm just asking. trying to go through food
student loan debt for this. >> how about steak? do you have someone who cuts your meat? >> i have someone that feeds me. >> we have flash flooding possible stretching from california all of the way to new mexico on up into colorado. flash flood watches and warnings. why? we could see another three to five inches in some spots over the next three days. there's already been flash flooding throughout p through the southeast on into the gulf coast. we're looking for a slight risk of strong storms later today in the northern mississippi river valley. that's what' another beautiful day out there, starting bright and sunny, comfortable temperatures, a nice comfortable night, a little stickier tomorrow, by the time we get to seared, we do see the possibility of a couple
more humid. 86 saturday with scattered showers, drying out, though, and then a nice stretch of weather next week, plenty of sunshine, with the daytime highs in the low to mid 80s. >> that's your latest weather. >> you can use a fork and then a knife. >> up next, jenner garner opens when people ask me what it's like life with ben to win an olympic medal, i tell them, "you already know." the medals you've earned are all around you. your bronze. your silver. your gold. and liberty mutual insures them all. liberty mutual is proud to insure every team usa medal won in rio, just like we protect the medals you've earned in life.
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in "nine lives." i caught up with her in los angeles before coming to rio to talk about her latest film and finding balance as a working mom and second chances. >> i kind of remembered. >> jennifer garner is joined by an all-star cast in "nine lives." the role of father played by kevin spacey who is trapped inside the body of a cat named mr. fuz things right with his family. >> alley-oop. >> the message of second chances is something that resonates with so many people. why was it important to you to do a film like that? >> i love the idea of celebrating that parenting is about time. you can't buy time.
spacey's character is so focused on career and we are all trying to make our kids' lives better. it doesn't have to just live on the floor but you do have to find the time. i love the movie that celebrates that. >> in between nonstop filming schedule, garner found the time for her most important role as mom to her three kids with ben affleck. as mod your family doing? >> we're definitely a modern family. we are doing really well. thank you. the kids have had a great summer. it's all going okay. >> you went to europe recently. good family bonding trip. >> ben was working in london on "justice league." i felt like the kids should have that experience. he and i are great friends.
amazing time and he worked hard. >> did they get to see him? >> of course, yeah. i want them to see everything is okay. >> that's really admirable how you and ben have both -- it's all about children first and being a team. that's what you have to do. >> you don't have a choice. it has to be. >> garner also wants to give back. earlier this summer the west virginia native headed back to her home state bringing attention to devastation caused stuff. it's a unique place because people take care of their own there. there is more help that needs to happen. we need a larger neighborhood to take care of our own in this case because the devastation has just flattened people already barely hanging on. >> a humanitarian and hands-on parent with a successful career
her life. >> i'm glad i'm playing mom. there's no more rich time than when you have your babies and try to figure out how to parent them and balance everything and emotional weight of seeing your children struggle or whatever it is, there's so much there to draw from that it feels like i aged into where i should be as far as acting goes. you know what i mean? as far as my career, i feel like i finally fit. >> she has certainly hit her stride and really, really well. guys, "nine lives" hits theaters this weekend. >> natalie, thanks so much. coming up next, a childhood classic comes to life in the new film "the little prince." we'll talk to star james franco and director mark osbourne after and director mark osbourne after these messages. listerine? kills 99% of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine?.
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>> you will recognize the voice of the fox played by james franco who emphasizes the importance of relationship to the little prince. good morning. good to see you guys. we're excited to have you both. your family is in the building. riley, your child who participated and now your son is a young man now. they're the inspiration in many ways behind this daptation. >> my wife gave me the book when we were dating lives. i was getting more interested in animation and i got accepted into cal arts, which is in california. so it was a big move. she gave me her copy of the book as a way to keep me connected. >> very good. >> there you go. >> you were there when they met. >> you provide the voice of the fox. we saw a little bit of it there. it's beautiful the way it's done.
movie. i guess the fox is a particularly beloved character. >> incredibly. such an important character in the book and incredibly important character in the movie. and the hand crafted sort of stop motion footage is unbelievable to see. >> this is such a beloved book. was there a certain amount of pressure to be able to come up with an adaptation t to be true and that people are going to embrace? >> that was the scariest thing about this is the book is loved by so many people and i had a deep affection for the book. i knew that so many people have a real strong connection. that's why at first i felt like there's no way that you can make a movie out of the book. lives in imagination of the reader and everybody has their own way of connecting to the book. that's why i came up with this idea of the larger story around
and let it be the beating heart of the movie and we could be very, very -- let that sort of be what it is and larger story is celebration of the power of the book and how the book can affect your life. i chose to make the main character a little girl and it was inspired by my daughter as a way to sort of bring us into the world of the little prince. she's the one who reads the story and she imagines it and when she imagines it, >> this is a change for you. this is like doing "sausage party." >> it's so weird. >> he's been waiting to say that. >> here's behind the scenes trivia. he was going to direct "sausage party" and then went with this one. >> you flipped a coin? are you kidding? >> you guys are like six degrees. >> very surreal moment for me.
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a live look at the lincoln tunnel, good morning. police are questioning a person of interest about a fatal stabbing on sta on a bench between the st. george ferry terminal and the stadium. we are told he was stabbed several times. investigators have been on the scene since about 2:00 a.m. police have not yet released his name. 30-year-old katrina's body was found by her feat hours after she went for a run.
a random attack. the mta says somebody was struck by a train near the lafayette stations this morning shutting down parts of the j and m lines for about two hours. normal service did resume about 45 mys ago. right now let's look at the weather. here's chris with that. >> looking at more sunshine heading our way today, just a few fair-weather clouds. a high of 82 tonight. maybely klee skies, we'll see some 50s in the suburbs to the north and west. a little more humidity in the mix, sun and clouds, maybe a thunderstorm out on saturday. 86. sunday looks better. plenty of sun, we're looking at a good stretch of weather with temperatures staying mostly in the middle 80s. chris, thanks so much. two lucky fans from the
police in london say a woman killed in a knife attack last night was an american. the suspect who was arrested is of somali descent and moved to britain as a young boy from norway. he does appear to have mental health issues. 33 american service members have contracted the zika virus overseas and one of those service members is pregnant. six dependents of military personnel also have the zika virus. in florida today, aerial spraying got under way to help kill mosquitos that spread that virus.
to add five sports to the 2020 tokyo games. softball, football, surfing, climbing. starbucks is recalling 2.5 million metal straws that were to be used with two different sizes of to go cups sold by starbucks. there are reports of children getting cuts kids should not use them and that customers can exchange metal straw for acrylic ones and students will be able to get college credit by playing pokemon go. the department head says it's a way to develop creativity and developing leadership skills. a great way to turn folks onto an active lifestyle. someone who is active in a
is al roker. let's get a check of the forecast. >> basket weaving. >> don't be that guy. >> credit for pokemon. that's a look at your weekend. i'm too old. i have become that guy. for tomorrow we're looking at wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast and wet weather thr southwest. saturday that monsoonal moisture continues. more rain along the eastern seaboard into the gulf coast. and then as we move ahead to sunday, sunday, the sunshine returns for the latter part of your weekend northeast new england into the great lakes and out west. more monsoonal moisture in the southwest and wet weather through t good weather continues today, plenty of sunshine
alternates cooler along the coastal areas, but it's comfortable. good night again for sleeping in the mid to upper 60s some upper 50s well north and west. tomorrow more humidity gets in the mix. 84 the expected high with a few more clouds. scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorms on saturday. back to bright sunny skies on sunday, a high of 84. >> that's your latest to help us mark our calendars this month doing it with a fantastic new hairstyle and pants. it's all working for you. let's dive in. suicide squad. >> so much anticipation for this movie. megavillains come together for a top secret mission. the cast is amazing. will smith.
role. sent the entire cast a dead pig during a table read among other things. the reviews have not been good. they might need "superman" to save it. >> also tomorrow, opening ceremonies for the 2016 olympics. >> michael phelps will be the flag bearer for this country. there's going to be 6,755 hours of coverage across the nbc platforms. little plug for the network there. i'll watch every secon sometimes twice. >> al roker will be down there as if you need more reason to watch. let's jump to thursday the 11th. green day with new music. >> people are super excited for this. it was just announced on instagram that it would be coming out. it's called "bang, bang."
>> and live action remake of a classic. >> "pete's dragon." it's not an actual remake. robert redford tells stories of a boy and his dragon and his daughter thinks he's nuts until she meets the boy. not scary. very friendly. >> and the "get ." hip-hop in 1970s new york city told through the eyes of a bunch of kids in the bronx. this show has been plagued with problems. way over budget. $10 million an episode. i've seen the first episode. it's amazing. >> all right. tuesday the 16th. our pal amy schumer has a book out. >> the girl with the lower back tattoo. she's brilliant. it will be great. tackling everything from cross
line. it better be good. friday the 19th. a new jonah hill flick coming off. >> it's called "war dogs" through a government loophole land a $300 million contract to provide arms to u.s. troops in afghanistan. jonah hillgained a lot of food weight we have a new album from dolly parton. >> love her so much. "pure and simple." 70 years old. 43rd album. a love letter to her husband who she's been with for 50 years. >> let's move to tuesday the 23rd. >> this is hilarious. >> i'm so excited. it's called "better late than never." they travel around the world and
list. no personal assistants. no limos. no perks. rely on each other. >> that's fantastic. >> friday the 26th, barbra streisand dropping a new album. >> all broadway songs. she does "climb every mountain" and she worked in banter with melissa streisand. >> she's been big on that. >> you're our barbra streisand. jessica shaw, thank you. next, lilliana does flavor tripping. her visit to a one of a kind summer attraction for ice cream fans after this. don't bring that mess around here, evan! whoo! don't do it. don't you dare. i don't think so! [ sighs ] it's okay, big fella.
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private tour before crowds arrived. >> you can't eat those. we'll start you off with an edible balloon. here you go. >> eat it? >> just inhale. >> i love ice cream. that's helium. >> that's helium. we go from the cone room to the sundae room. >> i used to work at a snow cone middle so i scooped a lot of ice cream in my day. >> let's see you scoop a massive school. this becomes a 1,000 scoop ice cream sunday. >> i can't eat this? >> plenty more ice cream to come. >> and the sprinkle pool. >> i asked this question about ten times. you know what i'm going to ask you. can i eat the sprinkles? >> you cannot eat the sprinkles. >> they are made of plastic but they smell and feel just like
it may be called a museum, the main attraction in this gallery is the shots that away visitors at every turn. >> you have sprinkles on you over here. they're all over the museum. >> the grand finale, a taste that transforms sour into sweet. >> it has a protein inside of it that coats your tongue and transforms your sour taste buds into sweet taste buds. >> i scream for ice cam go after those lemon slices. >> i'm nervous. >> go for it. >> taste like lemonade. just like lemonade. >> it transforms it. >> more lemon, please. >> killed it. >> whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, there's no question that a visit here is a tasty treat for your senses. so much fun. as far as assignments go, this
i have another special treat for you guys. i had you take the flavor berries during the piece so now what you're going to do is taste your lemon cone and the flavor berries turn everything that is sour into sweet. so ready. dive right into the lemon. sour or sweet? >> tart. sweet. >> sweet. >> a sweet tart. >> like lemonade. so we can go back to ice cream. it worked. it was such a cool not a museum but definitely an experience. >> you had a question about this. >> i'm fascinated by what you gave us. >> it will last ten minutes. anything you eat that's salty or sour takes on a sweet taste in your mouth. >> your tongue goes numb. i have numb tongue. >> good job. >> up next, he made us laugh on
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this turned out great. cascade. you know adam pally from "happy endings" and dr. peter princess on "the mindy project." >> adam stars in a comedy about a group of guys that dec for their buddy even when his engagement abruptly ends. >> this is an emotional roller coaster of male bonding. >> i really wanted to make a movie about men who don't talk about their feelings because i never talked about my feelings once in my life. >> this is like therapy for you. >> in a sense like therapy. it was like therapy.
movie did. >> do you ever do stuff like this? guy time. not in these circumstances? >> yeah. look, i have a gambling problem. i'm open about that. so i like las vegas and i like going with buddies. but there's always i think part of the reason that this movie was so interesting to make is any time you do that, there's an underlying emotion of people want to bond and be like, how are you really doing? no one ever it was fun to kind of go in there and make a movie about it. >> it's a bachelor party that is interrupted in a sense because the fiance has committed suicide. >> yes. and it's more of a cleansing trip the characters like to call it. i think that part of the thing that i took away from this moie is you can't really judge how anybody moves on in life.
life is short. at the same time. however anybody needs to move forward, you can't judge it and you just kind of have to be there. >> it's interesting. the modern man at least how the stereotype is that you talk more. do you cry openly? >> cry all the time. >> i know you wear size 32 jean. >> did you hear that? >> show us these jeans. they look fantastic. >> he now wears a 32. get up jeans. >> when i commenteded on your look, what did you say? >> i said i look like a jewish french montana. >> something you never hear in history. you seem like an open guy. >> i guess i'm open. i still have all of the guy tendencies not to want to confront anything and to, you know, bury my head in marijuana and video games.
>> at the same time, you know, all of those people have really deep emotions, too. so they need to confront it. can i ask you a question? can i zika from that background? >> we sprayed it. you're good. you're covered. >> just want to make sure. >> adam pally, thank you, sir. in theaters next we're back come to sesame place before little kids become, big kids. before dress up turns to make-up. and tag becomes,
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9:57 right now on this thursday. it's august 4th. good morning, everyone. police ver searching for a group of men who shot and killed a man in brooklyn. police says gerald cummings was approached by four men just after 10:00 last night, then he was shot in the head several times. if you have any information, you're asked to give investigators a call. police are investigating
catch fire in queens. it took firefighters more than four hours to get it under control, they say wood and paint thinners in the factory helped fuel the flame. firefighters -- four firefighters suffered minor injuries. right now a look at the if weather. chris? >> more sunshine heading our way today. very comfortable, a high this afternoon, if you can't get out and enjoy it, ma skies, and we'll see some 50s in the suburbs to the north and west. tomorrow more humidity in the mix, and and sunday looks better, we're looking at a good stretch of weather next week as well w. temperatures staying mostly in the middle 80s. coming up on the "today" show, a performance from john bellian. another look in half an hour.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from plaza. >> iis a great day here, everybody. it is thirst day thursday. hoda sends everybody her love from the olympics. she's having a good time. look who just happened to be in the neighborhood, actor, dancer, singer, ukulele player, and you're a tap dancer -- everything -- among a million other things. tony danza is my co-host today. and welcome! >> thank you very much. so niles of you to have me on