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good morning. breaking overnight, emergency on board. new information this morning about doomed egyptair flight 804. investigators confirming smoke alarms were going off in the front of the plane before it crashed into the sea. this as we're getting our first look at the debris from the plane. we're live in cairo with the latest in the investigation. the gunman's motive. secret service takes down a man moments after he was spotted with a handgun in plain view as he headed to the white house gates. >> he had a gun out just in plain sight. i mean, it wasn't even hidden. >> this morning, what police are saying about what that man was thinking. major break? police in texas asking for the
driver of this car as they search for the suspect in the murder of a popular fitness instructor. this morning the latest on that investigation, including what authorities are saying now about the victim's family. and the force is with her. >> that's not me making that noise, it's the mask! [ laughter ] >> the woman who posted that video on facebook showing her laughing hilariously, taking the world by storm. nearly 100 million people in less than two days tickled pink by that infectious laughter. if you'd like to own a mask of your own, good luck with that. it's sold out today, saturday, may 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on
i'm craig melvin. >> love that. we're all smiling talking about it. >> if you woke up in a bad mood, just watch that video. >> infectious laughter, right? >> we just watched it for the first time about ten minutes ago and we've watched it probably four times since then. >> i think because it's just so genui genuine. she's just purely excited. and refreshing, isn't it? >> we'll have more from her. a nice pick-me-up. paris still reeling from another tragedy. >> we can only imagine. in fact, it is our top story this morning. and really, the breaking news overnight about the investigation into the egyptair crash and what happened in the moments before that plane went down. investigators confirming today smoke alarms were going off before the plane slammed into the mediterranean sea. nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, is in cairo this morning with the latest developments. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. french air accident investigators have confirmed there were serious technical
computers. they were failing, smoke the cause. and this morning the first images of the debris from that plane. as the search widens this morning, grim discoveries. egypti egyptians finding body parts and aircraft seats. investigators are sure they're from the missing plane. this is the airbus that spiraled into the sea, but as it did, it sent flight data pointing to serious problems around the cockp cockpit. sensors on a window went off, one apparently opened. then a smoke sensor in the forward lavatory, then smoke in the avionics bay which controls the plane, then another window sensor. then critically, problems with the pilot's controls and computers. terror or an accident? >> we don't know yet exactly what it is, but it's a clear
terribly wrong on flight 804. >> reporter: egyptair say there's nothing to suggest technical problems. >> my first concern is taking care of the passengers. and then we get from our sources the information. we're going to be transparent and we're going to see. >> reporter: u.s. search planes have joined the hunt which now covers an area of 5,000 square miles. in a cairo mosque, the bereaved struggle with their loss. this film director lost four members of his family. one of the french dead, pasquale hess, lost his passport, but it was found on the street and he boarded the plane. a french warship is joining the multinational search to find the plane, its flight recorders, and answers. at the paris airport from where the plane took off, security is even tighter, and everyone who had contact with it on the ground is being questioned. it's 74 minutes there, pps
critical in explaining what caused it to disappear. well, for the families, of course, this is torture. the french foreign minister met more than 50 waiting relatives in paris this morning, and he said they showed intense emotion and huge dignity, and he reassured them that they would be told immediately everything investigators know. but of course, that's the problem, there is so little they don't know at the moment. back to you. >> bill neely, thank you. >> greg feith is a former investigator with the ntsb. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's start with the smoke here. that would, of course, indicate that there was some sort of fire. the question then becomes what caused the fire. are we talking something electrical or are we talking something as simple as a passenger dropping a cigarette in the lavatory, or is this a sign that there may be perhaps something more sinister at work here? >> when you look at the timing of all of the faults that came up, especially with the
smoke, those are in two different places. and when you look at the timing between those faults, it's very quick. so, more than likely, it is an explosive device or some fast-moving or fast-burning fire. electrical fires don't typically burn fast. demand fact, wiring on airplanes is designed to be self-extinguishing. if somebody were to drop a cigarette in a trash can and catch a paper towel or some toilet paper on fire, it, too, doesn't burn fast and it would not set off all those sensors, especially down below the cockpit in the avionics bay. >> greg, how are pilots trained to deal with the fire on board the plane? >> well, when you look at it, if it is just a genuine fire, using your scenario of the lav fire, somebody threw a cigarette in there, both the pilots and the flight attendants are trained to address that fire using fire extinguishers. other types of fires, if it's an electrical-based fire and they can detect maybe what circuit
breakers to relieve the electrical lines of any energized power. but in this particular instance, with all the multiple faults, with the window faults, that is the right-side window sensors were going off, the avionics bay had smoke, there were other faults, especially with the flight control computers, that suggests that something happened more of an explosive nature to take out a number of different systems or affect a number of different systems in a very short period of time. >> greg, we are just getting in -- in fact, just a few moments ago we started getting pictures of the debris, some of the debris that's been retrieved. what are investigators right now trying to glean from that evidence? >> when they look at that evidence, they're going to, of course, be scouring it for any signs of explosive-type material, that is chemical residue, things like that. they're going to be looking for pitting or shrapnel strikes, similar to what we looked for in twa-800, in
aircraft got shot down. there is very definitive evidence of an explosion. you'll look for penetration from inside the aircraft out, since we suspect that if there is an explosive device, it was in the aircraft. so they'll be looking at the physical evidence. and of course, they're going to be looking at all this fault information that came down through the data link or acars. they'll be trying to ferret out that to see if there is any pattern that they can use to determine whether or not this was a rapid just building fire or an explosive-type device. >> nbc news aviation expert greg feith. greg, thanks, as always, sir. >> you're welcome. >> evan kohlmann is an nbc news terrorism analyst and senior partner at flashpoint. evan, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we're now more than 48 hours after this, and you're quick to point out the fact that usually when a terrorist group takes responsibility, it's 12 to 24 hours after the incident. so what does that tell you? >> well, look, it's not absolute. there have been groups that have claimed acts like t
months later, but not isis. if we're talking about isis in particular, isis tends to claim credit for major international acts of terrorism within about 24 hours. if you look at the russian airliner in sinai, that was ten hours or less than twelve hours. we've heard nothing from isis, nothing about this. and it's not that we haven't heard from them. they've been issuing communique after communique. their actual franchise in egypt has claimed credit for other operations in the last couple of days, but they've said nothing about the egyptair airliner. so, the question is, if they're claiming credit for killing a policeman or blowing up a car, wouldn't it seem that they would want to claim credit for a major international act of terrorism that is garnering tremendous publicity for them? and if they're not, then why? so, if it is isis, there is this hanging question. there really is very little chatter going on right now among jihadists talking about this. there's not a lot of information suggesting that a jihadist group was behind
nobody's claimed credit. >> baffling. >> you know, it's funny, you say that there is no evidence of a technical fault -- that's what the investigators are saying. there's no evidence of terrorism either. and so, that leaves us to wonder what really caused this. >> well, there's so much buzz, and they were just talking about it, about the lack of screening, of catering on these airplanes. we know, as you mentioned, isis claimed responsibility for taking down the russian jet with the soda can bomb. we've seen the photo where they say this is the bomb. is there any way something like that could have happened? >> well, look, it's possible. it's certainly possible. but the question is, how did that soda bomb, or presumed soda bomb, get on this aircraft? in sharm el sheik, where the russian airliner left from in sinai, this airport was notorious for having terrible security. and what isis managed to do was recruit an insider to put that on board the aircraft. the idea that it would be as easy to recruit an insider at charles de gaulle airport in paris, which is heavily secured and where there are many, many international flights that leave every hour is a bit far-fetched.
is it possible? it's possible. it's just the chance is remote. so, they've come to the other idea that if this was terrorism, is it possible that someone snuck this on in another airport that this airplane had traveled to? >> four different airports within 24 hours. >> including tunisia. so once again, the question is, how would someone sneak on board an explosive device on to this aircraft and know instinctively when that explosive device was going to go off and that the aircraft, it was going to be between paris and egypt? it could have driven just as easily between eritrea and egypt. and what is the significance then for isis? how does that prove the isis mission? there were, what, 60 people on board this plane? >> right. >> most of them were egyptian sunni muslims. they weren't french nationals. >> clearly -- >> so, what kind of a target is this for isis or any jihadist group? >> so many more questions than answers this morning. evan kohlmann, thank you so much. >> thank you. this morning the fbi, secret service and d.c. police are all still trying to figure out precisely why a man aac
gun in his hand and refused orders to stop. the secret service gunned him down in front of horrified tourists. the gunman was hospitalized overnight. at last check he was in critical condition. jim miklaszewski has more. >> reporter: the scene at the white house suddenly exploded with shouts of "shots fired!" secret service officers scrambled to their posts. >> just had a shooting. >> reporter: the suspect identified as jesse olivieri of pennsylvania was openly carrying a handgun as he walked directly toward a security outpost at the southeast corner of the white house grounds. >> and so, he had a gun out, just in plain sight. i mean, it wasn't even hidden. >> reporter: taylor kate said it looked as if he was in trance. >> like he had a mission and he was just doing that. >> larry samples says secret service officers repeatedly ordered the man to halt. >> drop your gun. he walked towards the officers. he just kept onome walking
striking the suspect in the chest. he was seriously wounded and rushed to george washington hospital. it's only the latest in a long string of bizarre and potentially deadly assaults on the white house. a pilot killed himself when he flew his small plane into the white house. a gunman sprayed the front of the white house with automatic weapons fire. and most recently, an armed fence-jumper made it all the way into the white house. >> that was jim miklaszewski reporting there. to the race for the white house now. and donald trump picking up a big endorsement on friday from the nra, this as his attacks on hillary clinton show no sign of slowing down. nbc's jacob rascon is outside of trump tower here in new york. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as the polls show the race tightening, both look to define each other as an unacceptable alternative. and this morning they're reaching out to a demographic they both desperately need. >> i justan
everybody. we're going to be working very hard. >> reporter: it's a tough sell for donald trump, promising hispanic voters in a pretaped, ad-libbed video, i'm on your side. >> national hispanic christian, three great words. >> reporter: the mostly republican crowd not impressed. >> you're going to like president trump. [ laughter ] >> let's pray. [ laughter ] >> i've been a person of faith all my life, and -- >> reporter: hillary clinton's pitch more polished and direct. >> you know, we're hearing some divisive and dangerous rhetoric in this election. we have a candidate who wants to tear families apart. >> reporter: the front-runners are at war, trump tweeting about "crooked hillary" at all hours of the day, "zero imagination and less stamina," he says, "dishonest." at the nra convention in kentucky, where trump picked up the gun lobby's endorsement, even t
assault rifle ban, trump saying the stakes have never been higher for gun owners. >> hillary clinton wants to abolish the second amendment. just remember that. we're not talking about change it. she wants to abolish the second amendment. >> reporter: hillary clinton, meanwhile, more direct than ever, tweeting trump is "unqualified to be president." >> thank you all! >> reporter: and don't forget about us, bernie sanders and his supporters say, not ready to back down. his rallies still drawing thousands. the democrats struggling to unite as more republicans fall in line. >> i was a rubio guy, but marco lost, and i will enthusiastically support the republican nominee. >> reporter: and donald trump is off this weekend before heading out west for more rallies and his first major fund-raiser, this as his democratic rivals and their surrogates are busy campaigning in california, new mexico and florida. >> jacob
months after giving testimony in a civil case against her husband, we are getting a first look at what camille cosby had to say about the sexual assault accusations against her husband, bill. as it turns out there was a lot she refused to talk about. nbc's morgan radford is here with more on that. morgan, good morning. >> good morning, guys. it was interesting what she did say, but more importantly, what she didn't say. in fact, while her husband became america's favorite tv dad, camille cosby often shied away from the spotlight. now his wife of more than 50 years and his business manager, camille cosby, has been trust back into the limelight in this civil trial, where seven women claim that her husband not only assaulted them but also called them liars. in a february deposition just unsealed friday, camille cosby refused to answer questions nearly 100 times, citing spousal privilege as prosecutors questioned her about the accusations that her husband sexually assaulted seven women. >> we think she's got important information to provide to us. >> reporter: on whether her husband acted with a lack of integrity, c
answering that." on whether it was deceitful to pay more than $100,000 to a woman who may be the product of an extramarital affair that began in the '70s -- "i do not have an opinion," she said. and finally, an admission. "it was a big deal then, yes." >> if bill cosby has something to hide, we see his wife in these depositions potentially helping him hide it. if people believe bill cosby and his wife, they may interpret her stonewalling as simply her response to what she sees as an unreasonable witch hunt. >> mr. cosby, do you want to say anything? >> reporter: cosby has repeatedly denied all claims of sexual misconduct. >> there's no response. >> reporter: while his wife, often elusive, has stayed in the background. >> at the end of the day, a jury is going to determine who has more credibility. is it the seven women that we represent or is it bill cosby? >> reporter: more than 40 women have identified themselves as victims. just this week, 26-y
chloe goins filed a lawsuit against playboy founder hugh hefner, saying he conspired in cosby's assault of her at his mansion in 2008. unable to be reached for comment, the 90-year-old mogul also gave sealed testimony on wednesday in a suit filed by judy huff, who says cosby forced her to perform a sex act on her at the playboy mansion in 1974, when she was just 15. >> we're having a wonderful time. >> reporter: accusations against a once gregarious husband and now a virtually silent wife. camille cosby has remained publicly committed to her husband's innocence. the comedian has five civil cases still pending, and the only criminal case that was ever brought against him has a preliminary hearing on tuesday in pennsylvania. and cosby is expected to attend, guys. >> morgan radford for us this morning. morgan, thank you. in other headlines this morning, mexico has approved the extradition of drug lord joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo, to the united states. authorities agreed to do it after receiving guarantees he wo n
el chapo's lawyer plans to challenge the extradition. investigators searching for the killer of texas fitness instrektor terri bevers now say her family and friends have been cleared in the case. in the month since her death, police have received more than 1,000 tips but still have no suspect. they do say they are looking for the person who was driving this car spotted near the crime scene earlier that morning. the popular instructor was murdered inside a church as she was about to teach a fitness class. let's bring in dylan dreyer now. how about a check of the weather? >> yes, and rain is on the way, up and down the east coast, eaviest down through delmaarv and into the baltimore area. so the track's going to be a little wet for the preakness later on today, although the heaviest rain will fall this morning. it will still be fairly showery as we go
good morning. getting steady rain in the metro area now. the area you see in the yellow where it's coming down harder down 95, from the district to fredericksbu fredericksburg, now coming into prince william about to come into montgomery, the district and into frederick county in maryland. we have a steadier rain this morning, then breaking up to a few scattered sprinkles in the afternoon. cloudy, temperatures hovering in the 50s to near 60 degrees. a few sprinkles tonight. off and on light showers on sunday and warmer getting i >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. now to an incredibly high honor for one of our own. >> yeah. tom brokaw, along with actor tom hanks and dr. nick mueller all receiving the legion of honor award for the work they've done for veterans issues and with the national world war ii museum in new orleans, specifically. nbc's richard engel sat down with
for three men united by a common purpose, preserving the legacy of america's fighting men and women. tom, you've been writing about world war ii, talking about it for years now. what does this honor mean for you? >> well, what it really means is that i accept it on behalf of the greatest generation. i mean, it really belongs to them as much as it does to me, because it's a tribute to them. and when i wrote the book, it was at a time when no one was paying attention to that generation, in part because they didn't raise their hands and say, look at me, look at me. >> i'll see you on the beach! >> reporter: in "saving private ryan," tom hanks also sought to tell that generation's stories and to bring a sense of humanity to his portrayal of captain john miller. the film is required viewing for french infantry troops to learn what it took to free a continent. >> i came across an anecdote that someone said about their captain. this gentleman had a
wife once, and then he would tear it up in a million pieces and scatter it into the wind. and he asked this captain, well, how could you do that with a letter from your wife? and he says, because it's here and it's here, and that's all that matters. >> reporter: all three men worked tirelessly to bring the world war ii museum to life. >> museums are obviously about remembering history, but also writing history, remembering history in a certain way. how would you think people should remember world war ii? >> the american spirit made a difference. our innovation, our ingenuity, and the fact that we were fighting for our democracy. we want people to remember the strength of america, how america could come together. >> reporter: all three were presented with flags that flew over the american cemetery in normandy, a symbol of the lasting bond between two nations, partners through history facing challenges today. for "today," richard engel, nbc news, paris.
>> well-deserved honor, indeed. >> the studio can get really busy, especially during the week. and i've noticed when he comes in for a segment -- >> oh, yeah. >> when tom brokaw speaks, everyone listens. the room just falls silent. >> as it should be. still to come, the inspiring 100-year-old who is breaking records one step at a time. also, the special show that puff daddy and family put on in brooklyn last night just hours after taking over the "today" show concert stage as well and the control room, we're told. but first -- >> and the makeup room. >> this is "today" on nbc.
good morning, everyone. it's 7:26 on this saturday. may 21st. i'm angie goff. in the news, a nan is in critical condition this morning after the fbi says he ignored secret service commands near the white house. an agent shot him in the chest after witnesses say the man approached a security gate with a gun. today metro is holding the first-ever youth empowerment summit. the goal, have teenagers come up with a way to stop the recent spike in fights on trains and inside stations. the summit begins in about an hour this morning. we have new details about the search for two fairfax county teenagers missing more than a week. police say that the teens may be changing their appearance. 13-year-old danielle lema a
well, it looks like we're looking at a weekend washout, tom. >> yeah. not raining constantly but getting it right now. sweeping akrord maryland out of the panhandle of west virginia as well. areas where it's coming down hard, the panhandle, metro area just to the south. this one wave of moderate rain passing through over the next hour or so and then trape etape later today. highs reaching just middle east 60'smore of the same tonight. maybe fog around. sunday, highs low 60s but a likelihood of off and on light rain during the day tomorrow. on monday a smaller chance of maybe a passing shower. otherwise, warming
70s tuesday, into the 80s wednesday into friday. so feeling like summertime towards the end of the week. all buehler? buehler? >> how could i possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this? ♪ >> we're back on this saturday morning, may 21st, 2016. hard to believe, but it's been 30 years since ferris buehler took that infamous day off, making all of us want to skip school. coming up, we'll catch up with two of the stars of the movie. meanwhile, outside of studio 1a, kind of cloudy this morning here in new york city, but we certainly have a great crowd outside this morning. >> ferris buehler is the one movie i can quote from, like, beginning to end. >> your all-time favorite? >> that's the one i can quote. >> poor ben stein says people have been walking up to him for 30 years -- >> ever since. >> just screaming to him on the street, buehler, buehler. got to get old. here's a quick look at the ad
giving us our first look at the debris from egyptair flight 804, this as investigators who are trying to figure out what brought the plane down now say it appears smoke alarms were going off before the plane crashed into the mediterranean sea. new labels will soon be on the food you pick up at the grocery store. some of the changes you'll notice -- labels will include larger type, an emphasis on how much sugar is in each item, and the serving sizes will reflect a more realistic view of what's usually eaten or what you drink. and an incredible feat by a true warrior, becoming the first combat wounded veteran to summit mt. everest. marine corps staff sergeant charlie lindell, who lost a leg, made it there earlier this week. he told "people" magazine earlier this year that reaching the summit would prove to himself and others that his injury does not define him. let's begin this half hour with "the download," our recap of some of this week's biggest
disappearing in the middle of the night, donald trump trying to make peace with megyn kelly, and the doping scandal shaking up the olympics. those are just some of the stories that had us talking. a frantic search for an egyptair jetliner that disappeared somewhere over the mediterranean. >> the airbus a-320 left paris charles de gaulle. >> it veered to the left, then spiraled more than 20,000 feet before plunging into the sea off egypt. >> they're going to be looking for those things that could indicate whether or not there was some sort of explosion. >> i never would expect to wake up to this. bernie sanders now attacking the democratic leadership, arguing they're treating him unfairly. >> what kind of democracy is this! >> reporter: this after sanders' big win in oregon and hillary clinton's apparent razor-thin victory in kentucky. while presumptive gop nominee donald trump tries to repair his image. >> making peace with megyn kelly. >> well, there was
>> many times. >> ooh, okay. excuse me. i think they took a great deal of creative license. >> ron goldman's father, fred goldman, spoke out exclusively on "today" about the renewed interest in the o.j. simpson trial. >> not guilty of the crime of murder. >> brought back to life in the popular fx series "american crime series "the people versus o.j. simpson." >> goldman also caught megyn kelly's interview with dream team's mark shapiro. >> there's a strong possibility that more than one person was involved. >> there wasn't one single shred of evidence that pointed to anyone else. a new doping scandal is shaking the olympic community as athletes prepare for rio. >> exposing dopers from 12 countries in 6 sports. 31 athletes are now accused of cheating their way across the olympic finish line. >> allyson felix gets her gold! >> all
gold medalist, just wants a fair race. >> for sure there's going to be athletes who are doping in rio. this massive brawl erupted between the texas rangers and toronto blue jays. >> blue jays outfielder jose bautista was hit by a pitch in the ribs. moments later he would retaliate by attempting to take out rangers second baseman on the sly. he did not appreciate that, he punched him directly in the face and the brawl was on. and a record-setting 100-meter dash by 100-year-old ella mae. >> the retired teacher taking a tumble on her first attempt. but after bandaging her chin, she tried again, shattering the current 1:16 record by crossing the finish line in just 46.791 seconds. >> when you get 100, you'll be beating me then, but i'm going to hang around to see that you do. [ laughter ]
good morning. we got steady moderate rain on the immediate metro areas. coming down hardest. tracking off to the north and east. one wave passing through over the next hour and later this afternoon, lingering sprinkling around and maybe a passing very light shower. temperatures hovering near 60 mid-afternoon. off and on sprinkles possible tonight with a little bit of fog. could get a few more sprinkles on sunday. smaller chance monday. warming trend next week. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> where are you going, dylan? >> i couldn't resist. my husband has been jealous all night when he knew this was going to be
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off. if you're looking to make extra cash this summer, that could be you or a college student. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's first of all talk about what on-demand jobs have to offer for someone watching. >> so, on-demand jobs have been around for a long time, babysitting, tutoring, but now we have a new generation of companies that offer on-demand jobs. that means you can make money when you want, set your own schedule. it offers a lot of flexibility. and by the way, they set up a platform for you, too. >> you know what, you can't drive around new york city without seeing ads for uber and lyft. >> that's right. >> can you talk about these two first of all? it's just exploded lately. >> exactly. a lot of the pros and cons of uber and lyft is what we'll see throughout. uber and lyft are on-demand taxi services that exist in a lot of cities throughout the country, and it offers you the ability to get a taxi when you need it, but that also means you have to have a smartphone to be able to do this. so, if you want to work for one of these companies, you need a driver's license and insurance, because you're going to have to provide your own car. you need a smartphone in order to pick u
get paid for yourself. and of course, you have to have a pretty clean driving record as well. all of these jobs will require a background check, but uber and lyft will make sure you're a safe driver, too. >> i just admitted to you i don't know the difference. i've been using uber forever, but as far as the hiring process, is there a difference? >> they're very close. in some cases for uber, you'll need to be 23 years old as opposed to 21, which is the case with lyft. and if you are going to be interested in being a driver, lyft is going to have less strict requirements for the car itself. you could have a car as old as 2004. uber's going to be 2005 and up. >> okay. so, for our viewers watching this morning, let's say they don't have a car. taskrabbit is becoming big. >> taskrabbit, basically if you don't have a car, but maybe you have other skills, you're good at organizing or cleaning, you could be a tasker. this is a platform where different people are looking for services. say they need help putting furniture together or need handyman services. if you happen t g
of these skills, you can choose which of the tasks that you want to pick up. maybe the handyman job isn't for you, but the organizational skills are. but for a handyman in new york city, you can make $57 an hour -- >> really? >> you could wait in line for tickets or for the new iphone for $24 an hour. >> that grabbed my attention! if you're willing to wait in line, someone will pay you to wait in line. >> about $24 an hour, on average, in new york city. now, these are negotiable on a platform like this, but supply and demand can dictate the price, too. >> i love that. and before we run out of time, i want to get to instacart. someone asaid you need to order your groceries, but you can work on the other end. >> if you're 18, you can work for instacart. it's basically an online shopping and delivery platform for groceries. >> okay. >> so, if you want to order your groceries online, someone's going to have to shop for them, check you out and also deliver them to you. so, you can do any three of those jobs for instacart. you could do all three of them, get paid possibly more, including tips and bonus. and of course, you need a
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back on a saturday morning. and as you know, most star-gazing here at the "today" show has to do with celebrities, but this weekend it's going to be a little different. good stuff happening in the sky above. we've got a blue moon saturday. then mars will be closer to earth than it has been for more than a decade sunday. >> beautiful! so, we're celebrating the only way we know how, with a quiz! eric davis from fandango is here to test our knowledge of out of this world space movies. >> make sure the bell works. >> take it away. >> all good movies, no pressure. >> okay. >> a true story of the lunar mission that never
starring tom hanks and kevin bacon popularized the phrase "houston, we have a problem" -- dylan? >> come on! >> that's my other favorite movie. >> she is correct. >> one for dylan. >> often called the best science fiction film of all time, this stanley cooper film is where a villainous computer -- >> you're supposed to wait. >> you are supposed to wait. >> sorry. "apocalypse now"? >> no. >> dylan. >> "2001 space odyssey." >> crushing it! crushing it. pix pixar, a disney pixar masterpiece about a little robot who falls in love after 700 lonely years of cleaning up an abandoned planet. >> oh, what's his name? >> you've got the kid, what's his name? >> it's the adorable little thing! >> "i-robot." >> wall-e! >> "wall-e," dylan. okay, yee-haw! >> you're on fire. >> clint eastwood directed this flick about a team of engineers
failing slight. >> "space cowboys." >> yes. >> you've seen every space movie. >> i'm just talking to dylan now. all right, sandra bullock -- sore losers. sandra bullock and george clooney are stranded in space in this oscar-winning 2013 film -- >> no, i know this. i just don't know the title. >> sandra bullock, george clooney -- >> dylan? >> "gravity." >> yes. >> whatever. >> yes. >> i can't believe i know them! >> okay, this one's easy. this is really easy. this movie about a presumed dead astronaut fighting for survival on mars won a 2016 oscar -- >> "martian." matt damon. >> yes. >> that one i actually did see. >> a james cameron sci-fi epic about humans colonizing the alien planet, became the highest grossing film of all time. >> oh! "avatar"? >> yes! >> i was waiting for "e.t." i was like, i've got "e.t." you never asked. >> eric, thank you. >> thank you. >> don't go too far. >> i
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7:56 is the time on this saturday, may 21st. good morning. i'm david culver. headed to the scene to learn more about a deadly shooting early this morning on rachelle avenue in the district heights neighborhood. police tell us one man has died. they're asking for help to identify a suspect and motive. d.c. police hoping this new sketch will lead them to a suspect in a brazen sexual assault case, calling the man a person of interest in an attack that happened on ingleside terrace in the mount pleasant neighborhood. police say a man got into the victim's home after midnight and seal
rain will definitely impact the 141st preakness stakes in baltimore today. the race is set for 6:45 tonight. the preakness is the middle jewel of the racing world's triple crown. all eyes on nyquist to see if he can nab this one after taking a first win at the can't be can't derby. coverage starts at 5:00 tonight and tom kierein, a wet race. >> for those gathering early, they do in baltimore. going to be wet with rain steady through the next hour or two and maybe passing lighter showers noontime. maybe only sprinkles during the rest of the afternoon and by the time the race starts, temperatures in the upper 50s. but right now getting moderate showers coming right out of virginia into maryland and the district. tracking off to the
time to time. another couple of hours and a few sprinkles in the afternoon. and sprinkles likely on sund good morning. breaking overnight. emergency on board. new images this morning of the debris from egyptair flight 804. mangled pictures of the plane giving us our first look at the aftermath of the crash. this as investigators confirm smoke alarms were going off in front of the plane before it crashed into the sea. going for number two. kentucky derby winner nyquist hoping to keep his winning streak alive today at the preakness stakes. it's the second leg of the triple crown. will he go 2 for 2? we're live at pimlico race course. and the force is with her. a woman who puts on a chewbacca mask and broadcasts it for the world to see on facebook live racks up nearly
her infectious laugh and jovial spirit leaving everyone smiling today, saturday, may 21st, 2016. ♪ >> mom, look at me, i'm on the "today" show! >> i'm celebrating my 70th birthday! >> i can finally take the "today" show off my bucket list. >> it's my first time in new york! >> and we're here to party! >> hi, mom! >> good morning. welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. i like happy people. we can't wait to go outside later this morning to say hello to the great crowd we have outside this morning. >> i hate that i missed diddy yesterday. >> i did, too! >> i hate that i missed diddy. >> all three of us. my friends are texting me, "where are you!" >> you should have been there. >> shock collar. >> i mean, you should have been front row. >> maybe next
>> we will get to lots of fun in just a bit. but let's start, though, with new pictures this morning from the egyptair crash, images of debris recovered from the water as investigators try to find clues about what brought that plane down. flight data from the jet now indicates that sensors went off in the bathroom and the avionics bay detecting smoke. officials say that the priority now is to examine the flight recorders to see if they show any signs of a bomb. on to the campaign trail now, and donald trump has a new endorsement. the presumptive republican nominee picked up the backing of the national rifle association. in a speech at the nra convention, trump went after democratic front-runner hillary clinton, saying she would take away the right to bear arms, a claim clinton immediately denied. a dramatic rescue in australia caught on tape. boaters and beachgoers around melbourne's port philip bay saw a hot air balloon in trouble. the pilot tries to land, but he can't, and he starts to drift farther and farther from shore. so, boaters and the coast guard had to raco
nine passengers were pulled to safety and then the pilot was finally able to land that craft. amazingly, there were no injuries. the star of the popular '60s sitcom "mr. ed" has died. allen young played wilbur, the owner of the talking horse. he was a comedian who got the job because producers thought he looked like the kind of man a horse would talk to. al everyone young was 96. seems officials in north carolina are finally taking action years after a bridge nicknamed the can opener has thwarted truck drivers who dared to go under it for years. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on what's being done to try and keep drivers away. >> reporter: you'd think they would have learned by now, but in durham, north carolina, at the corner of grayson and peabody, the notorious bridge known as the can opener has kept claiming victims. >> the
on this intersection was remarkable. >> reporter: the number of cringe-worthy crashes now up to 107 since 2008, captured on camera over and over and over, yeah. jurgen hen's web cam and website a smashing success. back in january, he even showed us the debris he retrieves and sells as crash art. and sure enough, just after we finished speaking with him, hard to believe, but this happened. the driver rattled but okay. >> i thought i had enough room. >> reporter: the bridge's clearance is 11'8", about 2 feet lower than most overpasses. many rookie truck drivers fail to notice until -- so, now engineers have just installed a laser-guided traffic signal. so, you see the light is lit up telling them the overheight.
going to come to a stop, wait for a red light, and hopefully, see that sign and turn the vehicle on to the side streets to avoid hitting the bridge. about 50 seconds to catch themselves before the can opener claims victory. >> i think we've made a big step in the right direction here, but eventually, it comes down to the drivers being careful and attentive. and when you're fighting stupidity, it's, you know, you can only put up so many barriers. >> reporter: no crashes so far, but jurgen hen plans to keep his web cams rolling. old habits can be hard to break. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> i am not sure if it's fair to call the drivers stupid. >> well, i feel like if the other bridges around the area, if they can clear those, shouldn't it be standard? i'll tell you one thing, once you do it, you'll never do it again. >> that's true. 50 seconds, though, i don't know if that's going to be enough time for a lot of folks, depending on speed, to catch
right now it's cool. only in the 50s and we are getting moderate rain in the area you see in the yellow now passing just to the east and northeast of washington. continuing to pull off and it's going to be tapering off during the afternoon hours. maybe a few sprinkles, maybe drizzle this afternoon. temperatures around 60 degrees. tomorrow, cloudy, occasional light showers and temperatures in the low 60s maybe just a few sprinkles sunday. smaller chance monday. then that warm-up dylan was talking about coming in wednesday, thursday, fri >> and today is a big day for kentucky derby winner nyquist. can he keep the triple crown hope alive at today's preakness stakes, which we just mentioned? carolyn manno is with the nbc sports group. she's at the pimlico race course in maryland ahead of today's race. carolyn, good morning. >> reporter: dylan, good morning. we need you out here with this weather! >> i know. i knew it was going to rain, so i backed out of thi
excitement is so high after last year's, you know, american pharoah breaking that 37-year streak. do you think nyquist, this year's favorite, has a chance to do it again? >> reporter: he certainly has a good shot at it, dylan. you mentioned he is the favorite coming into this race. as far as the triple crown goes, we're going to learn a lot today about what he's capable of. there's a little bit of a triple crown american pharoah hangover since everything that happened. it was such a wonderful story. and maybe nyquist has been a little bit overshadowed by all of that. you know, he's a very versatile horse. he's done well on a lot of different tracks, and he's an unbeaten champion, so it's a safe place to put your money today, that's for sure. >> and you mentioned a lot of different tracks, but how about wet courses? i know the rain's heavy this morning. it should lighten up later today, but can he handle a wet track? >> reporter: it's a very interesting story line, because his main challenger is a horse named exaggerator, who is proven on an off track, a wet and muddy track. he
that way. i spoke with nyquist's trainer, doug o'neill, and he told me he's not concerned about the off track. we'll see if he can do it today, but it's going to be fun to watch considering the conditions out here. >> and the preakness stakes is known as the people's party. what are you expecting there today? >> reporter: oh, man, it's just going to be so crazy, 60,000 screaming people. and i'll tell you, when the rain comes, it actually just intensifies things and ratchets everything up. i expect bikini contests, mud slides, everything that would come with the people's party. it makes the preakness unique and it's so much fun. we can't wait to get it started in just a couple hours. >> just a little bit different than the kentucky derby. carolyn manno, thank you so much. good luck down there, have fun. and you can watch the 141st preakness stakes at 5:00 here on nbc. still to come, what could be categorized as the worst thank you ever. how two newlyweds responded when they didn't get the gifts that -- they didn't like the
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expected to handle school on a day like this? >> reporter: this weekend, "ferris" fans can retrace the terrible truant steps celebrating the day ferris and friends called in sick and drove chicago to distraction. >> buehler? buehler? >> reporter: you're immortal. 30 years ago, ben stein made 300 bucks playing a high school teacher in the film. >> buehler? buehler? >> reporter: things have never been the same. >> i went from being a writer and tv commentator and economist and a lawyer and teacher to being a cult icon. everywhere i go i'm stopped and people ask me about it, say "buehler, buehler," every age group, even little kids. >> reporter: allen ruck played ferris' sidekick, cameron. >> lightning in a bottle. i had no idea when we made this movie that it was going to turn into anything like this. r
bedroom, a slice right out of 1986. >> it's a love letter to chicago. >> reporter: back in 2009, ferris mania returned to chicago when one of the houses it was filmed in went up for sale. >> ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself. >> reporter: so, what this house doesn't come with are great tickets to a cubs game -- >> ahh! >> reporter: a parade in your honor or a shiny, red ferrari. just kidding. >> when we sent that thing out the window, people were like, whoo! die, car! die now! >> reporter: so, why has ferris endured the test of time? >> it's the fantasy of not only kids but of grown-ups, of taking a day off and having a perfect day. tibbles? tibbles? tibbles?
batter, batter, batter, sa-wing batter! this film is so great that it's going to be released digitally now for future generations, so in 30 years down the road they can watch it. and wrigley field is even going to be having its own ferris buehler day next month. >> of course. >> reporter: so, let's all skip off work and school. >> let's do it. you talk to the boss, tibbs. always good to see you, my friend. >> how cool is that? >> thank you so much. you said this is one of your favorites of all time. >> i love this movie. and the fact that you've never seen it -- >> i've never seen it. and i'm just going to let this one go, i've never seen it. then i said during the commercial break, "buehler? buehler?" and our executive producer goes, you've never seen the movie, have you? no. >> but you said you would say "hey batter, batter" all the time. >> because everybody else does. >> i would say don't watch it for me because i'm going to ruin it for you and quote every line as the movie's going on. still ahead, we've got our hands on one of the most expensive bottles of scotch in
♪ ♪ don't you just love it ♪ ♪ we are back on a saturday morning, and it's time to trend, shall we? >> let's do it. >> first up -- >> the big box in just a moment. >> first up, this has to be our favorite video in a very long time. can we do this one first? so far, more than 95 million people have viewed chewbacca mom. that's what they're calling her on facebook. her name is candace payne. she went to return a few items to kohl's when she discovered the mask. she bought it and then tried it on for the world to see. >> okay, here we go. so, yes! now, watch when my mouth actually moves.
that's not me making that noise, it's the mask! [ laughter ] oh, i'm such a happy chewbacca! [ laughter ] >> she's maniacal almost. >> but it's infectious. get this, kohl's says since the video was posted on thursday, the chewbacca mask is sold out. when asked about how she feels about the video going viral, she told "today" "i was so excited to see so many people get joy in their feed! people that were struggling with depression and had lost hope and some people that were just needing a pick-me-up, all walks of life laughing with me. couldn't be more grateful." let's talk about this whiskey. >> shall we? >> we shall. >> finally, we have our first look and first taste of one of the oldest and rarest whiskeys, the macallan 65-year. each retails at a price of $35,000. >> be careful. >> so, it seems only right that we get one of the first tastes. >> be very careful.
>> this is -- what is the occasion that you would drink this on? like, what would be the celebration that you would -- >> when you're a millionaire and you can spend $35,000. >> or maybe a wedding. >> really? >> yeah, maybe a wedding. >> that would pay for the reception. >> yeah. >> a divorce maybe. >> cheers! >> cheers indeed. >> i'll gv you guys a cheers. >> cheers indeed. >> go for it. >> to old friends and good whiskey. >> does it taste like $35,000? >> that's smooth. >> smooth. you beat me to it. >> that's what you notice with a good whiskey, it goes right down. i don't even like whiskey, but this is pretty good. >> there is nothing else on the palette. >> i'm going to save the rest for my husband because he's so jealous he's not here. >> we have throat issues, so this is from me to brian. oh, the crew! they're upset. >> they're up in arms. >> a big thanks to our friends at macallan as well. dax shepard says he's not ready for a third
rocking new york city on a friday. dylan, are you good? can you do "pop start"? >> i was going to say, the words moving with a little bit of this to go with it, a little swirl there? first up, we're getting a window into the world of kristen bell and dax shepard. saying two kids would be enough for the couple would be an understatement. dax stopped by jimmy kimmel and told the comedian about his wife's pregnancy scare. how scared was dax of having a third child? scared enough to get an impromptu vasectomy and tell the world about it. >> it happened on tuesday. and she had to work. so for eight hours, we didn't get a pregnancy test. for eight hours, i was imagining my life with all these kids. that was tuesday. i flew home wednesday for a meeting. thursday morning i had a vasectomy. >> wow! >> i had a vasectomy. [ applause ] >> the applause. >> and the round of applause. in case you're wondering, dax says kristen wasn't too thrilled about his quick response to the situation. nex
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boy, it's a rainy start to your weekend. but the whole thing, not going to be a washout. got the wipers there on one of the city cameras. we welcome you to "news4 today" on this saturday i'm david culver. 8:25 on this may 21st. this is in prince george's county. one man died after a shooting early this morning on rachelle avenue. asking for help to identify a suspect and motive. montgomery county, three people hurt after a collision involving a tractor trailer. police tell us the truck and sedan crashed
avenue in gaithersburg early this morning. medics took three adults from the scene to the trauma center. metro's first ever youth empowerment summit, the goal, have teens come up with a way to stop the recent spike in fights on trains and inside stations. 200 students from d.c., maryland and virginia are expected to be at that meeting, which at metro's headquarters on fifth street in northwest. the summit begins in about three minutes, at 8:30. and a man sparked a chaotic scene knee the white house. police and federal agents searched jesse olivieri's home after he walked up to an east point checkpoint on the west side of the white house flashing a silver gun. the secret service says one of the agent shot him in the chest after he ignored commands to drop his weapon. we know he is in critical condition this morning. a check of the forecast with oeteorologist tm kierein right
right now steadier heavier rain and storm team 4 radar, areas in yellow east and south of washington tracking off to the north and east tapering off across much of virginia now. a little light rain off and on this afternoon. maybe a few sprinkles. temperatures hovering near 60. same tonight, maybe a little fog. tomorrow, a likelihood of off and on light rain. highs low 60s. smaller chance monday.
the week ahead. highs 80s, wednesday, thursday, friday. >> tom, thanks. we are less than 30 min [ cheers and applause ] and we're back on this saturday morning, may 21st, 2016. a fantastic crowd spending the first part of their weekend with us here at the "today" show. thanks to everyone for coming out. >> they're happy this morning! >> yeah. still to come, summer movie season is just getting under way. from "x-men" to "ghostbusters," "suicide squad" and more, a ton of great movies are hitting theaters. we'll break them down for you. and new movies means memorial day is just around the corner. so, whether you're heading to the beach or just around town, how to have a safe and fun vacation. then after that, one of the most decadent desserts we've ever seen. it's a cookies and cream gooey cake. >> all of my favorite things. >> can't wait to try it. >> anything gooey sounds good to me.
team 4 in charles, calvert, prince george's county tracking away from the bay. as it does, tapering off, a few sprinkles during the afternoon and's evening. off and on light sprinkles, fog tonight and off an on sprinkle sunday. smaller chance monday. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. this morning in "weekend movie ticket," everything you need to know from the summer blockbuster season. >> from action to drama to kids movies, this summer will be filled with new movies. joelle garguilo looks at what's hitting theaters. >> i'm a bad mom. >> oh, i'm in. >> bad mom! >> reporter: prequels, remakes and sequels -- >> this is jason bourne. i need to talk. >> reporter: the summer movie season starts now. >> isn't it great? >> reporter: kicking off memorial day weekend, jennifer lawrence is back in blue
the film finds mystique, professor x and their team of x-men taking on apocalypse, their greatest nemesis yet. but the "x-men" aren't the only superheroes team in town. >> no one should have to encounter that kind of evil, except you girls. i think you can handle it. >> reporter: 30 years after the original, the "ghostbusters" are back in the form of an all-female reboot. >> we don't want mass hysteria. >> get out of the city! >> reporter: jason bourne is also suiting up for battle along with d.c. comics supervillains in "the suicide squad." the movie stars margo robby as harley quinn and an almost unrecognizable jared leto as the joker. from bad guys to bad moms, mila kunis, kristen bell and katherine hans bring the laughs as they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with a seemingly perfect clique of moms. >> are those store-bought doughnut holes? >> um -- >> i'm going to
people who are agreeable. >> oh! it went in! it went in! >> reporter: andy sandberg's making it to the big screen with a history yoerk mocumentar "popstars never stopping." and pixar's "findi ining dory" s nemo and crew on a new adventure, the search for dory's family. >> my mom, my dad! i have a family. >> reporter: so, grab that popcorn, the summer of '16 has something for everyone. >> come on, got something better to do? >> reporter: for "today," joelle garguilo, nbc news, new york. >> we have eric davis with us this morning. he's back. he's fandango's managing editor. i feel like after today's show, i clearly have to sit down and watch some movies. >> this weekend, if folks are heading out, what's a good clique to check out? >> a little something for everybody. "angry birds" for families. people who have played the game. we have "neighbors 2," the rare comedy sequel that's pretty good. my recommendation is "the nice guys" is a fantastic
crowe, ryan gosling. think lethal weaponesque. from the director, shane black. it features ryan gosling sitting on a toilet sequence that will ever exist in cinema history. trust me. >> we should note that "neighbors 2" is from our sister company, nbcuniversal. >> there are so many. let's break it down by category. >> okay. >> what if you just love love? you want a good love story, what would you say? >> "me before you," this is what you need to see. it's based on the popular book about a smalltown woman who falls for the paraplegic man she's taking care of. if you're looking to get your ugly cry on, you don't even bring the tissues, you've got the paper towel roll, this is the movie. for the sappy fan, myself included, highly recommend. you won't go wrong. >> what about the blockbusters everybody will be talking about? >> there's a lot of them. a lot of sequels, a lot based on pre-existing franchises. we have "ninja turtles" war craft, we have "star trek
beyond," jason bourne, suicide squad, there's a lot of them. i'm looking most forward to "x-men: apocalypse" because it's a culmination of the films that began in 2000. so if you're an "x-men" film, you're required by law to see this movie. also "jason bourne" because matt damon is back and it's teasing a chase sequence on the las vegas strip that looks insane. and my most anticipated is "suicide squad," about a bunch of bad guys, starring will smith and jared leto and margo robbie. i've got a little crush on margo. >> just a little? >> just a little one. goodness, there are so many. let's stick to the categories and talk about comedies. >> i feel like this is the summer for the comedy. >> really? >> a lot of contenders. "popstar" starring andy sandberg. this looks great. "central intelligence" with dwayne johnson and kevin hart, it's great for anybody who's reunited with a friend on facebook and then you realize they're a complete lunatic. "ghostbusters" has a great female
femalesensom bale. and "bad moms," that will be the moms night out movie of the summer. >> how about kids? >> we have "alice in wonderland: through the looking glass." "finding dory," it's another slam dunk for pixar. my most anticipated, "the secret life of pets," from "despicable me and "minions" people. it follows the secret life of pets when we leave the house. i am a dog owner, so this speaks to me or howls to me. it looks like a lot of fun. >> we should also note that "the secret life of pets" is from our sister company, universal pictures. >> one more category, documentaries. i have a feeling there is one that will be a talker. >> there is, and it is out now. it's called "wiener," following anthony weiner's failed mayoral campaign. you remember the sexting scandal. this is a fascinating documentary. we've never been this close to a political scandal before. i think it's a tremendous doc. i would be shocked if it's not on the short list for the oscar at the end of the year. >> wow! >> t
we've never seen something like this before, so i highly recommend seeing "wiener" when you can. >> really? oscar-worthy. >> yes. >> how do you have time to see all of these movies? >> i don't know. >> it's amazing! >> i know. >> eric davis, thank you so much. up next, how to make the most out of your memorial day weekend, but first, these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪ it's time to get seriously silly, people. ♪ join red nose day to do some serious good to help fight kids' poverty. ♪ it's simple: just get your red nose, only at walgreens, and get your silly on, seriously. time is running out. get your red nose today at walgreens. goohello new coppertone sport. it's reformulated to feel lighter on your skin, but still protects and stays on strong.
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family and friends. we have some great ways for you to enjoy all of the latest tech gear, some quick getaways. but we are going to begin with nbc medical contributor dr. natalie azar. we'll talk about how to protect yourself from the sun and the strong rays. good morning to you. >> good morning, sheinelle. >> i feel like the first question should be about rep reapplying sunscreen. we just don't do it. >> no. it should be reapplied every two hours, no matter the strength. whether it's spf-30 or spf-50, it's every two hours, but also, remember to apply 15 to 20 minutes before you get out in the sun. and a big thing people have to remember, especially with their kids, after swimming or sweating, you have to reapply more frequently than every two hours in that instance. >> really? >> yes. >> more than every two hours? >> if you're sweating or swimming? yep. even if it's water-resistant. you don't want to take a chance. >> it's interesting. we went on vacation last week. i underestimated the amount of options that we have these days. >> yeah. >> sprays, creams. do you have one that you prefer? >> personally, i prefer spray for me and for my kids with a little bit of a
i do prefer it because it's just easier and i can chase them around with it and i feel like i reapply more frequently because it's just easier. but a few issues about the spray are this -- if you're spraying into the wind and you're not rubbing it in, you may not be getting it uniformly. and secondly, there are concerns that the fda is looking into as far as inhalation with children. >> oh. >> i wouldn't want my children applying it yourself. you can spray it into your hand and put it on the child's face yourself. >> there was something that got our attention. the fda found that half of the sunscreens didn't meet their spf claims on the bottle. >> yes, very news-worthy and perfectly timed for our segment and for the summer. consumer reports found that 30% failed to meet what they put on their bottle. basically, they'll claim that they have a certain spf and they found it was much lower, consistent with findings that they had been having for the last number of years. there have been some concerns raised i think that are sort of legitimate
that the consumer reports used, but the statement from the american academy of dermatology is still to use an spf of 30. i will tell you that after reading the article myself, i thought i'm going to err on the side of caution and go with an spf of 50 just in case. you know, that was my interpretation of it thus far. >> and you're the doctor, so we'll take it. dr. azar, thank you for coming in this morning. >> thanks, sheinelle. swim safety is also important this time of year. join dr. azar and the nbc news health team and the cdc on monday at noon for tips on healthy and safe swim season. you can join the conversation using #healthyswimchat. now let's send it over to craig. >> sheinelle, thank you. jason tans is editor at large of "wired" magazine. he's rounded up some of the must-have summer tech gadgets and apps. jason, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, craig. >> let's start with this. this looks really cool. it's for folks who might be going on a hiking trip, might be going to the beach for the weekend. this helps lighten the load a bit. >> what's better at the end of
>> amen to that. >> but you don't want to bring a six-pack on a hike. it gets warm, it's heavy, it's pretty disgusting at the end of the hike. this is from backcountry beverages. and what they have is a system where with any fresh water source, basically, you add this flavor packet and activator, and you can get carbonated, fresh beer. >> that's cool. >> yeah. so, the syrup is super highly concentrated, like 50% alcohol, but when you but it in the water, it gets down to 5%. shake it up, they've got a porter, a lager, and there's more coming. >> time to get your playlist ready for the backyard barbecue, for another trip to the beach. >> yes. >> any music-sharing apps we should be looking at? >> in fact, yes. let's say you have friends over and you're stressed out about the playlist, right? you don't know which songs to put on. this is a music app called flo. and it allows you to create, basically, everybody links together into one common playlist, and anybody can add songs to that playlist in realtime and you can just
and the other cool thing about it -- >> that's cool. >> it is cool. and the other cool thing is if you have a bluetooth speaker, it can go through one phone, but if not, it will play simultaneously through everybody's phone at the same time. >> and this is something i have. >> oh, you do? >> yeah. when you're firing up the grill late at night. >> yeah, firing up the grill or again, camping or mountain climbing. this is called the snow peak mola head lamp. the problem with head lamps, they're great, but you really crane your neck. if you're looking at a map, you don't normally bend that much. so, this tracks your eye movement and goes down further than your head. so you can tilt the normal amount and the lamp will go down or up as well. that's the snow peak mola headlamp. >> thank you. dylan has great getaways for us. >> that's right. if you want to get out of town next week, you don't have to spend a lot. sarah spagnolo is editor at large for 4square. let's start in lobster country, maine. >> absolutely. kennebunkport, maine, is a great destination, right on the
this is a wonderful hotel. rates are $179 a night. so couldn't be better. we see, according to our tracking data, that they're up 1,000%. perhaps because mosquitos are not such a problem. kennebunkport, maine, a great choice this memorial day. >> and easy to get to, southern maine. >> easy from boston, portland, maine, very easy. >> say you want warmer. the water can be cold in maine. you're heading south. >> san antonio. hard to find waterfront in texas, but san antonio, texas, is awesome for tacos. the hotel contessa is right on the riverwalk, right on the river there. an exciting destination because of the pearl, which is an up-and-coming destination, pedestrian-friendly. also, unesco just anointed the spanish missions there to be a world heritage site, so you can have history, you can have amazing food. the hotel contessa rates $200 a night, availability this coming weekend as well. >> and it's such an area that's growing so much recently. >> so much happening there. >> okay, now on the west coast. >> grab your sunglasses, grab your bathing suit. santa barbara, california, a beautiful destination. the
most affordable, $159 a night. it's also in an area called the funk zone, which is a really exciting area with breweries, with wine-tasting, with farm-to-table restaurants. a great 4square tip somebody said that made me laugh so hard, friends come thirsty. this is a great place if you love wine, if you love to drink, and the great beaches of santa barbara. >> come thirsty. i like that. sarah spagnola, thank you so much. coming up next, cookies and cream and cake, oh, my! we have an amazing dessert coming up. first, this is "toy" on nbc. da♪
♪ and this morning in "today's food," we continue to highlight social media stars. and this morning, jocelyn belk adams, blogger and author of "the grandbaby cakes" has been creating something we have all been waiting for this morning. it's a cookies and cream gooey cake. >> yes! >> just the name alone.
>> good morning! thanks for having me. >> let's first talk about all of the ingredients. >> yes. so, the important things here are definitely your chocolate cake mix. >> and this is a box mix. >> yes, this is a box cake mix, but i make my own, so i'm going to share that, too. and then we have cream cheese, and that's what makes the recipe so gooey, too. here we start with the first layer, and this is just my actual -- i have like my own recipe for cake mix. >> which will be on our website if you want it. >> really easy. absolutely. >> if you want to use the box mix, you can do that. >> you can do that if you want to shortcut it. add the butter and eggs and whisk it together. then you can get the kids to help, just pat it into the pan. nice and easy. >> first layer there. >> then here we have our gooey part. i've actually been mixing the cream cheese and some confectioner sugar. >> get that puffy. >> yeah. make sure the cream cheese is room temperature, too, so you can get that super fluffy. >> what are we adding? >> we are adding our eggs one at a time. >> okay. >> get that mixed in. thene
you want really good quality, too. >> okay. >> and a little coffee, too. because yeah, the coffee really intensifies the chocolate flavor. >> does it taste like coffee if people don't like coffee? >> it doesn't. it doesn't. you can omit it, but it really helps bring that chocolate out. >> if she says do it, i think you should. >> i'm the pro, right? do it! a little bit of melted butter and some vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, and then you get this right here, which is the final mixture. >> creamy. >> yep, perfectly creamy. then we just put that on top and then just smooth that out until you get it perfectly layered right on top of that. >> okay. >> we're going to bake this for about 27 minutes. >> okay. >> 27 minutes. you want it to kind of be undone. so you want it to be underbaked and it will jiggle. i like to say -- ♪ jiggle it just a little bit >> so if you're a bad cook, this is good for you. >> yeah. you want that gooey part, right? >> then we get the cookie part. >> i know. so, this is like homemade cream -- this is actually whipped cream, really, really good, sweetened a little bit. and then i've added some cook s
cookies. right? >> i love. >> right? >> you're trying to save a little bit -- >> right, right, right. >> put that on top and this is the finished product? >> yeah, that's the finished product. then here, like, if you want to mix up the cookies, you can use snickers, you can use snickerdoodles. you can use whatever you love with this recipe. you want it to kind of melt in your mouth, right? >> it's mix of my favorite things, brownies and oreos. >> yes. >> it's absolutely incredible. >> and not too rich. >> i know, right? and it's a twist on the traditional gooey cake from st. louis. my aunt bev gave up that recipe years ago. >> and these recipes are engrained in your family. >> absolutely. so they're really special. >> you know what goes good with this? >> i wonder. >> milk. >> milk would be great, but we're out of milk today, so -- >> more whiskey! >> no, we've got bourbon, because with you know that's your favorite, craig melvin. >> more whiskey indeed! >> happy birthday! >> happy birthday! >> so cool. >> yesterday was your birthday. >> very nice of you guys. >> bourbon and brownies, you guys! >> yno
thank you so much. >> cheers! >> happy birthday. >> cheers! >> happy birthday. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> since you were on a plane on the actual day. >> i know. >> now you're with friends. >> thank you. >> you can get the recipe on today.com, not for this, but for this, which you definitely want. >> you're part of the family now. >> thank you. >> you guys waste money on a cake for me. this is so much better than a cake. coming up next, we'll introduce you to the newestif ye to severe rheumatoid arthritis, and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. doctors have been prescribing humira for over 13 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems,
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for a living? and it wasn't. i spent the last few years at bloomberg and here i am. >> well, welcome to the team. you're a parent. tell us about your kids. >> i think everyone knows being a working mom is hard but amazing. i have two sons and a daughter. 9, 10 tomorrow, 7 and a daughter who just turned three. today was the first day in a while i'm crawling out of that house at 4:00 a.m. >> in the dark. >> and my husband's going, just please, please be quiet, please. hopefully, they're all watching now. >> they'll get used to it. my husband doesn't even move when i get at 4:00 in the morning now. >> do you wear costumes? >> a bit. in banking it was hard to incorporate that, but i'll say by the fourth of july, we'll all be in a star-spangled spectacular, but there is my family. >> where are you? >> this actually was a horrible day. we had just moved to the upper east side a few months ago. we got invited to a costume family halloween party, and i thought, this is our moment. we don't have any friends up here. we're going to ste
police just left. details about what's coming up on news 4. also coming up, right now metro officials meeting with young people. why they are counting on a first of its kind meeting to help make your ride on the rails safer. and we've got a cool rain-falling, and dreaming of summer sunny weather. it is on the way. alook at that this half hour. and what a nonprofit new study is saying about school suspensions and the students tarltd. all that, join us for facebook live starting "news4 today." >>
two breaking news stories. in fact, at 9:00 this morning, first a homicide investigation happening right now in district heights. we're also getting a first look at debris from the egyptair crash and what new data reveals about a possible cause. and we want to start with that rain, though. another weekend where your plans could be washed out. good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm david culver. look behind us. all you want to know. keep the umbrella and raincoat handy all weekend. >> for sure. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking when the showers will finally end. >> you saw behind you there, storm team 4
leave, you can track it. nbc washington app. as we look at radar now, moment of the rain in the area in yellow. that's south and east of the met troer area and prince george's and heaviest rain in orange, annapolis, and tapering off across most of virginia and nearby northern suburbs. we'll see this just a few scattered sprinkles between now into the afternoon hours. more rain on the way tomorrow. we'll look at that, and the hour-by-hour timing for the rest of today, and, yes, summertime, on the way. all coming up. >> tom, thanks. check in with you then. breaking news. pris george's county police rushing to a neighborhood overnight after reports of shots fired. this happened on rochelle avenue in district heights. >> news 4 derrick ward has moor more on what exactly happened. that's the latest? wrt wh >> reporter: here's what we knoknow 1900 blockof