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visit] good morning. triple threat. tens of millions in the path of a dangerous mix of snow and ice today after a weekend of deadly tornadoes in texas and oklahoma. >> there's houses torn up everywhere. >> whiteout conditions and drifts up to ten feet high possible. highways already shut down. thousands of flights cancelled or delayed coast to coast, and we have it all covered. breaking overnight, a major setback for isis. the terror group driven out of a key city in iraq as their reclusive leader resurfaces with a rare message threateningng the west and urging more attacks. fighting back. nfl star quarterback peyton manning blasting a report that linked him to performance enhancing drugs. >> it's completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage. >> this morning manning's possible plans to sue over the controversial report. and hoverboards and
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hospitals. >> no, no. >> oh. >> the holiday's hottest gift leading to numerous injuries across the country and social dia is lighting up slips and spills today, monday, december 28th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside carson daley who is in for matt and off the markets. >>sorry, ladies. good hot day weekend for me. i got married. >> not such a ho-hum holiday for carson and sir sgli thank you. >> there's the beautiful bride. we're so excited. you pulled off quite the feat. >> i did. i wanted a hoverboard and i got a wife. our families were visiting and we surprised our moms and our parents and had a very small
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ceremony church and a little dinner with some friends after and it was just wonderful. >> absolutely beautiful. >> thank you so much. >> and the kids look great and i know it was an awesome experience. >> the kids were older and knew what was going on. a really, really special night and happy belated birthday to you. >> thank you very much. congratulations. >> look at that. >> there we go. >> it wasn't as exciting as getting married. >> close. 44. >> carson, to our top story, the powerful storm system moving across the country producing tornadoes, blizzards and flooding along the way and having a big impact on holiday travelers. we'll goat that and al's forecast in a moment as well but first let's go right to nbc's gabe gutierrez in texas. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the temperature dropped here overnight following a horrendous weekend. the official death toll from the texas tornadoes now stands at 11 and hundreds of homes like these are destroyed, and across the country the dangerous conditions are far from over.
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from tornadoes to floods to blizzards, devastating the southwest and midwest. >> i don't know what else to say, i'm sorry. >> reporter: at least nine confirmed tornadoes touching down in texas, destruction spanning nearly 40 miles near dallas. >> there's houses torn up everywhere. >> reporter: an ef-4 twister tore through garland with howling winds of up to 200 miles per hour. among the dead, a three-day-old infant killed when a tornado swept through this home. >> please, baby, be okay, baby, and i was holding her little fing sneers texas' governor declaring four counties disaster areas as thousands are still without power. overnight this family salvaging what they could by candlelight. >> it was the most horrifying event in my life. >> reporter: further north, flash floods turned deadly. five people killed in illinois, another eight dead in missouri. and today new mexico sunday a state of emergency.
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already dumped two feet of snow in parts of the state. wind gusts of up to 82 miles per hour. the treacherous driving conditions extending all the way to the texas and oklahoma pan handles. >> people need to slow down. the roads are slick. >> reporter: these tourists from miami visiting amarillo are on ice. >> trying to put the chains on the tire. for the first time in my life. >> reporter: as others in the same stayed struggle through the deadliest december for tornadoes on record. >> this is absolutely unreal. >> reporter: since wednesday there have been 29 tornado-related deaths across five states. before that there had been just ten all year. today here in texas damage assessment crews will be out in force as residents struggle to clean up. savannah and cars ron. >> all right, gabe. thank you very much. let's bring in mr. roker who is tracking it all for us now. >> it's really bald out there, and it will continue at least
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13 people killed in flooding in missouri. please, if you see how water, turn around. it's rough. don't drown. severe weather. tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings from memphis to new orleans, snow back behind t.8 million people at risk for damaging weather, damaging winds and risk of isolated tornadoes continues again today as the front moves through tonight and tomorrow. severe storms possible through the south, and flooding rain as that front moves in. look at rainfall amounts, upwards of 3 to 5 inches as you get from alabama all the way into parts of northern georgia, and then the cold side of this storm. 33 million people in the path of wintry weather. chicago, detroit, oklahoma city, kansas city and boston all possible as this system lift up and up into the great lakes tonight and tomorrow, snow to a wintry mix, low pressure, snow developing heavy at times and reducing visibility. look at some of the snowfall we're talking. upwards of a foot or more through iowa on into wisconsin and parts of southern minnesota, and this is what i'm really
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outages, dangerous travel, guys, from kirksville, chicago, detroit on into buffalo. we could be looking apt anywhere from half an inch to an inch of ice. it only takes a tenth of an inch of ice to lose traction so this swath stretches all the way into new england so we're going to be watching this very carefully. >> scary stuff, al. thanks very much. all the frightful weather is leading to major problems at airports stranding many travelers trying to make it back home after the holiday. nbc's kevin tibbles is at chicago's o'hare international airport. kevin, good morning. >> reporter: hey, carson. well, on the third day after christmas mother nature has given us heavy rains, blowing snow, freezing rain and high winds, and behind me here it's also resulted in a lot of glum faces standing in lineups trying to get through security, hopefully to make their flights. already today, carson, more than 600 flights nationwide have been cancelled. there are thousands of dev lays. interesting enough just lasas week everyone here in the
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chicago area was talking about winter yet. people were bemoaning the fact that the temperatures were up in the 60s. well, that as al just said is all about to change. more than 100 million people have traveled more than ever over this holiday season. i think a lot of them are going to be taking a lot longer to get home than they did heading out on their trips to grandma's house. carson. >> kevin tickets at a packed o'hare airport this morning. thank you. another big story breaking overnight. a key victory against isis. the iraqi city of ramadi fully liberated from the terror group's grasas even as its leader releases a new message. nbc's keir simmons has the latest on all these development. keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. it does look as if isis is losing control of this major iraqi city. there has been confusion this morning with suggestions that some isis fighters remained there, but this morning a u.s. military official has confirmed iraqi army forces have retaken
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the provincial capital ramadi. as the battle raised the leader of isis put out a defiant message, a rare statement being pored over by analysts, and it may not be what abu bakr al baghdadi says that's really impactful but what he didn't say. it is a blow to isis. its fighters defeated in a key city of ramadi, according to a statement from iraq. iraqi forces have been raiding buildings, hunting the remaining isis jahvidists before making today's television announcement hailing ramadi's liberation from the terrorism of isis. the elusive leader of isis, his last video released in 2014, was rallying his fighters in a 24 mind the audio recording. abaghdad el mocking the u.s.-led coalition against isis, taunting saudi arabia and threatening israel. unverified by nbc news,
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baghdadi's statement says isis will defeat the entire world, a war crime and perhaps a cry for help. isis needs more recruits, baghdadi's statement apparently admits. while a string of isis attacks on the west are not mentioned, raising questions about when it was recorded. this past weekend armed police were on the streets of europe again as austrian authorities warn of another plot. in october it was claimed baghdadi had been wounded. i'm still alive, he declared, while warning his followers many of you will face death. a showdown with the west is coming, baghdadi says, a final apocalypse. baghdadi's statement was released by isis main media arm by official channels online and that's why we think it is him but we can't be sure, carson and savannah. but what is fascinatiti is does his statement indicate a lack of confidence just as isis loses this major iraqi city? >> a lot going on in that
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battle. that's for sure. keir, thank you very much. now to the presidential race where there was anything but peace on earth over the christmas break. donald trump relentlessly attacking hillary clinton and attacking her husband on the campaign trail calling him fair game. hallie jackson has that story for us this morning. >> reporter: donald trump is set to kick off a three-day three-state, new hampshire here, iowa and south carolina, and as he gets ready for new year he also seems to have a new target, not just hillary clinton but bill, too. for donald trump not quite a quiet christmas break. >> she's playing the woman's card, and it's like give me a break. women are more upset about it than anybody else, including most men. >> reporter: on air and online keeping up his attacks on hillary clinton, and now her husband. >> bill clinton is not going to be the end-all in the campaign, and he'll come under attack, not just from me. he will eebl coming under attack from many other people. >> reporter: trump tweeting hillary clinton has annououed that she is letting her husband
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out to campaign, but he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism, so inappropriate. his words, echoing clinton's about trump. >> he's demonstrated a person chant for sexism. >> i think that donald trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise bill clinton as somehow a negative to their peril. >> reporter: bill clinton's approval rating, higher right now than president obama's and pen george w. bush but trump sees an opening. >> i think he is fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled, to put it mildly, because of all of the things that she's talking to me about. >> reporter: and while it's the party front-runners feuding for now, bernie sanders is taking aim, too, arguing his policies would be better for trump's supporters. >> look, the real issues are not donald trump's vulgarity, and he is vulgar. it is the fact that donald trump thinks we should not be raising the minimum wage.
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he believes that wages in america are too high. >> reporter: trump taking offense to that on twitter where he's also attacking his republican rivals, several on the campaign trail today, as 2015 comes to a close, all ice on 2016. trump's frustrated with a new rule in virginia that asks primary voters to pledge they are republicans, worried that could dampen turnout among independents who might vote for him, but it's two other states top of mind for most candidates, guys. just five weeks to go in the iowa caucuses where ted cruz leads. the week after, that of course, the new hampshire primary right here in this state where donald trump is still solidly on top. >> all right. hallie jackson, thanks. >> let's get more on this with steve kornacki and an msnbc host >> good morning. >> truffle going after hillary and vice versa for about a week now. the conventional wisdom i guess is this is good for boast them. makes both of their supporters happy.
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>> yeah, in a lot of ways that's true. donald trump, if you want to fire up republican voters you can do a lot worse things than go after hillary clinton and get into a public fight with her and from hillary clinton's standpoint she's got democrats rallying around her to go against donald trump, make sure she has a primary with bernie sanders. the flip side of all of this the way donald trump is going about this, republicans may not disagree with the idea of going after clintons but it could tock so coors and aggresstive could say to republican voters, this is a reminder do we want this guy as a canned gate on that stage in the debates next fall so maybe that plays into the hands of somebody like ted cruz who wants to still donald trump with kindness and on the flip side for hillary clinton a lot of sympathy from people for her on the democratic side and putting issues into circulation that otherwise wouldn't be out there. we wouldn't be talking about bill clinton in the 1990s and monica lewinsky and all these things if it weren't for donald trump bringing it up. >> how long before trump's competitors start to really go after him for acting like he already hats party's nomination?
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>> it depends who the competitor is. like we say with cruz, the cruz strategy here is don't say anything negative at all. tell everyone who will ask you, donald trump is a great friend of mine. i like him and let what he stands for and let republicans come to the conclusion on their own. hey, we like donald trump, we like ted cruz. ted cruz is a more mature alternative. that's what you want themmo see. but what you're talking about, seeing it with jeb bush, marco rubio, john kasich, chris christie, the so-called establishment candidates. they are fighting for their political lives and at a certain point they will really have to go after them. >> what changes the trajectory of this race right now because here we are five weeks away from voting. cruz is looking good in iowa, but you've got donald trump leading in most of these polls, and that hasn't changed. >> there's your story. iowa and new hampshire, the one-two punch and it's cruz and punch, one-two in iowa and cruz really is one so look to new hampshire. if you're a republican and you don't want donald trump as your candidate and don't think ted cruz is electable, want one of
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got to put a win on the board or seen to be putting win, a closer than expected second or something like that, and the problem that the republican establishment has the four candidates, christie, kasich, rubio and bush, all bunched together in new hampshire, 8,%, 89%, 10% and that's allowing trump to lead and one them has to break out in the next six weeks. >> splitting that vote for sure. >> steve, thank you very much. now we move to chicago where family and friends of two people killed by police, one of them accidentally, are demanding answers today. on saturday an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot 19-year-old quinto yeo yeo le grier. a 55-year-old neighbor betty jones was accidentally shot during that encounter. on sunday le grier's mother said, quote, the police are supposed to service and protect us yet they take the lives. chicago mayor rahm emanuel is now calling on the police department and the police
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intervention training in the wake of those shootings. and we turn now to al, and, boy, as kevin tibbles was saying, we were all saying where's winter? now it's here. >> this is kind what have happened last year, too. an early start and then, boy, did things get going and we have a feeling that will happen again today as well. wide swath of snowy weather, icy conditions that. lex tend all the way up into new england later today. a slight strisk of strong storms making their way through the gulf coast and out west t tngs
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we'll get toanderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavier rain expected tonight, to inches of accumulation. asheville, hendersonville will drop >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right. a thank you. "now" to the stellar box office success of "star wars" >> the movie is rolling right along and shattering records at every turn. natalie is here with more. >> we predicted this. not only did "star wars" just have the highest grossing second weekend ever. it also balanced budget amendment fastest move toe break
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that milestone in just 12 days. >> the force is stronger than ever. "star wars" episode 7 storming its way to the $1 billion mark this weekend. becoming the feast movie ever to do so and breakinin just about every box office record in existence on its way there. >> are we really doing this? >> "the force awakens" now holds the box office record for fastest movie ever to hit 1 billion. biggest opening weekend and biggest christmas day and biggest opening day ever. in less than two weeks it's already the fifth highest grossing movie in u.s. history with its sights set on number one. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> and the odds are loooong good. the critically acclaimed movie has jedi fans returning again and again for the thrills and the series about the franchise's newest characters. >> who are you. >> no one.
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just weeks away from its new spot as highest grossing film of all time in any galaxy. >> chewie, we're home. >> right now "avatar"ed is the top grossing movie of all time with over $2.7 billion, but keep this in mind. "the force awakens" hasast even opened in china yet, the world's second largest movie market. it opens there january 9th, so you can imagine. >> bye-bye" avatar." >> disney paid $4 billion for lucas film and they will pay for itself right out of this movie. >> just as you're going to see it again. >> my brother and i are going to see it in 3-d imax. >> saw it for a second time last night and futd over the top in ticket sales. >> han solo still a babe the second time? >> this time i kept my eyes open the whole time. >> still have to go for the first time. >> so good. thanks, nat. coming up, nfl star peyton manning firing back what he says
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anderson will be foggy u util noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavier rain expected tonight, to inches of accumulation. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 50 overnight, the upstate will drop to 58. highs on tuesday of 65 to 68 in the region. showers likely on wednesday, then drying and cooler for the latter part of the week. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high
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oh, yeah. we're going to play the holiday music for a few more days. 4:30. tree's up. music is on. 28th of december, 2015. saying good morning to the folks out on our plaza this morning. good morning to you at home. nice to have you with us. >> here are the stories making news right now. heavy snow is creating blizzard conditions across parts of texas and oklahoma in the wake of deadly tornadoes in the same areas over the weekend, and that swath of snow, ice and the rain will spread through the midwest and south today. we'll get al's forecast here in just a moment. >> breaking overnight. iraqi forces have retaken the city of ramadi from isis militants. that terror group had occupied the capital of anbar province since may. >> and the first votes of the 2016 presidential race will be cast five weeks from today when the iowa caucuses are held. on the campaign trail over the weekend republican front-runner donald trump spent most of his
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time attacking hillary clinton accusing her of, quote, playing the woman's card. >> let's start this half hour with nfl star quarterback peyton manning vehemently denying the claim that he received performance enhancing drugs while recovering from a neck injury back in 2011. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. we're talking about one of the biggest names in the history of sports. peyton manning says he is furious and from us trade over that report by al jazeera's investigative unit. the five-time league mvp telling nbc sports that he is so angry he may sue the network. this morning outrage from an nfl icon. >> it's completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage. >> reporter: peyton manning firing back denying allegations he used performance enhancing drugs in an interview with espn. >> disgusted is really how i feel, sickened by it. >> reporter: in the documentary airing overnight on al jazeera, charlie sly, a former pharmacy intern at the guyer institute in
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given human growth hormones when he received treatment there in 2011. secretly taped by a ajazeera sly claims the star quarterback got the drugs illegally through his wife. >> all the time we're going to be sending ashley manning drugs, like a growth hormoerngs all the time evevywhere. florida, never under peyton's name, always under her name >> reporter: five-time mvp says he did receive treatment at the guyer institute in the 2011 while recovering from a neck injury but insists he never took banned substances. hgh is banned in the nfl, but random testing did not start until 2014. the denver broncos say they supporor their quarterback 100%, and the colts, manage's former team, calls the accusations utterly ridiculous. dr. dale guyer, the clinic founder, is dismissing the report saying mr. sly has fabricated this whole thing for
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posting a video on youtube charlie sly is retracting all the statements in question saying they are all unruh. >> i am recanting any such statement. >> reporter: when asked if he would sue al jazeera manning told sports writer peter king, yeah, i probably will. i'm that angry. one of sport's biggest stars defending his legacy and finding support from his team and fans. >> so manage isn't the only athlete mentioned in that documentary. charlie sly also claimed that he helped several other football and baseball players obtain banned substances. attorneys for some of those players are also threatening legal action. nbc news did reach out to the a a jazeera. they have declined to comment. this is likely just the beginning of this story guys. >> keep following, it craig. thank you very much. now to the trouble being caused by a gift that probably found its way under the tree this year. it was huge. the hoverboards, search the internet and you'll find all sorts of video of new users struggling to keep their balance
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explains in some cases it's no laughing matter. >> reporter: hoverboards, one of the host christmas gifts this year hard to get and even harder to stay on. the self-balancing electric scooters causing righters of all ages to lose their balance. since christmas the videos are all over social media showing would-be riders having more than a little trouble. falls ranging from funny to downright dangerous. one florida congressman says he tried one and ended up in the hospital. this 12-year-old took a spill and broke his arm. others on social media reporting a similar fate. count me in #hoverboardfail, bruised ribs. my poor father fell off our hoverboard, and he is in the hospital. leading up to the holidays the consumer products safety commission warned of the fall hazard with dozens of reports of injuries that required a trip to
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that government agency encourages users to always wear a helmet and proper padding when attempting to hover. but it's advice not seven heeding. >> hoverboard is on fire. >> reporter: and federal safety regulators are investigating the boards after several caught fire. amazon recently pulled most brands from its site and stopped selling them. still, they are truly a hottite them a many riders just can't seem to get enough of. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> they catch on fire, they are hard to ride. it's amazing they are as popular as they are. >> and they are not hoverboards. >> what are they? >> they are segways with handles. >> i was out on the plaza, and i nearly broke my arm. hard thing to get off and off for. >> and that's why i asked for a handsoso christmas sweater. totally safe. >> best gift there is. >> a check of the weather. >> see what's going on. a lot of folks traveling over
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the next couple of day as we come into the newyear's weekend. look at this. we've got a mess in the early part of the week from snow and ice and severe weather out west and snow as well and then as we get into the mid-week period, wet weather from the mid-atlantic states into the southeast and more snow upper great lakes and the latter part of the week, things finally start to calm down though southern parts of texas looking like a mess and look at the temperatures. above average in the east and way below average out west and it continues to move its way east. above average temperatures. the cooler weather spreads further to the east, south and up into the great lakes region as well with below average temperatures, so things start to get back to normal, but the severe weather quiets down. quiets down. quiets down. quiets down. quiets down. quiets down.anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and
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sycamore valley ranch, but nearly everyone still knows it as michael jackson's neverland. >> this is 12,000 square feet, e main house itself. >> reporter: kyle foreside with colony capital, the real estate company that jumped in to help jackson keep the property in 2008 when he was in debt. >> and michchl's vision was to take the ranch back to its natural setting and to sell the ranch eventually, so we're just following through with our original vision. >> reporter: ranch spans 2,700 square feet sand now o o the market for $100 million. neverland has long been a source of fascination ever since the king of pop bought it for nearly $0 million in 1987, creating a peter pan-inspired amusement park. today the rides are gone and so are the animals with a few exceptions like ricky the llama, but traces of neverlandlinger. >> when a lot of people think of neverland ranch this, clock is the image that comes to mind, isn't it? >> it is, and the train station is so iconic and ties michael to
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neverland. >> reporter: another connection to the icon, a 50-seat movie theater which he designed. >> you take away the michael jackson mystique and history, are you still able to sell it for $100 million? >> you know, i think they had a good question and that's one we'll never know because it was michael's and always will be a part of his history. >> reporter: glimpses inside neverland will rare. shortly after jackson's death in 2009 matt lauer got a look at thes in and outs. >> this wall here, and it reveals a secret sex. >> reporter: now we're making our way up into up country. >> reporter: what the public scarcely sees is this. >> when you see this view, what goes through your mind. >> it goes through my mind is i don't want to leave. >> reporter: this is the view from up high overlooking the ranches four square miles including mt. catherine named after the star's mother. the pop star never accused to neverland after being accused and acquitted of molesting children and now the search is on for a new owner.
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the vetting process just for touring the place is very strict, but already forsythe says there's interest. how important moving forward that they sort of preserve some aspect of michael's legacy? >> you know, that is up to them. the train tracks are here. the train station is here. his movie theater, but what they want to do with it, it's really up to them. >> reporter: in your mind do you picture someone who has a deep appriation though for michael? >> oh, absolutely, yeah, we do, and we have still an affinity for michael and deep respect for michael's legacy. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los alimos, california. >> poor ricky the llama got left behind. >> where did everybody go? >> i'll keep an eye on the place, everybody, don't worry. coming up on "pop start" how the stars of movies, tv and reality spent their holidays. >> and what has a lot of people talking this morning.
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all right. we're back at 1:49. carson here for matt which means dylan is over in the original room and i see you're wearing your pats gear. >> do you know how hard it is being a pats fan living in new york. >> tell us. >> wayay to go last night. >> yeah. >> all right, all right. everyone is talking about the game-changing moment from last night's jets/patriots game, so to clear up the confusion, here's how it went down. the game, it was tied. it went into overtime and the patriots won the coin toss, but to fans' surprise wide receiver mat two slater told the ref he elected to kick the ball and allow it to end um in the hands
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of the other team which is exactly what happened, and the jets scored the game-winning touchdown. now in defense of my team after the game coach belichick said there wasn't any confusion. i believe he said there wasn't any confusioned about the decision to kick. >> very good impression. >> thank you. the misunderstanding led fans to draw comparisons to, you getd guessed, it steve harvey. breaking news, patriots send steve harvey to call the flip at the start of overtime. we elect to take. >> we'll take columbia and patriots said you kick, you know how you feel. steve harvey is at home wait, i finally get a few days break from this story and you pull me back in. >> take a cheap shot. >> i don't get it. why -- why did he do that? >> dylan, such a good job explaining that. if i were in the original room this morning i never would have been able to do it. >> my thing the thinking on bill belichick's part was we've got a lot of people injured, don't think we're going to score a
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touchdown, let hold them on "d" and we get the ball back. >> you havav tom brady. >> and we win the game but everybody else is sick. it's not just tom brady. >> don't think normally defer to kick? >> you would normally to defer to kick thinking you would get the ball at end of the game. >> garin teets ball in the second half. they do it often. just shouldn't have done it in overtime. >> hey, have guys heard about manning? >> whoa. >> how much room under that bus, steve harvey, peyton manning, really. >> i'm sorry. it's the pats fan in here. i can't. they elected to kick. bad call. >> get some coffee, dylan and walk it off. >> i like how she's standing by the decision though. >> all in. >> a lot of pats trying to. >> doubling down. just ahead, from returns to
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anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavier rain expected tonight, to inches of accumulation. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 50 overnight, the upstate will drop to 58. highs on tuesday of 65 to 68 in the region. showers likely on wednesday, then drying and greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be foggy until
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, ready, set, return. as millions of americans head back to the stores this week, what you need to know for a hassle-free experience. plus, 'tis the season to catch a cold or flu, so do you go to the doctor, urgent care or the e.r.? dr. natalie azar will put us to the test. why i got you on my mind >> and what has grandma this excited? >> the christmas gifted that gave her the ride of her life, monday, december 28th, 2015. >> celebrating my mom's 50th birth day all the way from hots springs, arkansas. celebrating 50 years of adventure on the "today" show.
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with my family! >> we made it to new york, momma. >> from alexandria, indiana. >> here on a family trip to new york. >> happy holidays to third graders here in fringefield, wisconsin. >> we're here on the "today" show. >> good morning, everybody. it's monday, december 28th, 2015. it's a beautiful day. got al here, dylan here, carson is here. carson is married! so much to celebrate. good morning. nice to have you with us. >> thank you very much, guys. coming up, with temperatures finally dropping, you can feel that they are indeed drop, and a monster storm is starting to sweep across the country we've got some tips for you, for your house to get you ready for the worst of it. >> we've got a sweet way to end 2015 before you make your new year's resolution. we're kicking off a week of
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indulgences in the kitchen and just to get you over the ten pounds that you've already gained. >> i was thinking that. i was at like 9.9. let's get it across ten-pound mark. >> first let's go inside to miss natalie who is inside with a check of to morning's top stories. good morning. at least 30 million americans are under winter tomorrow advisories from snow and ice from texas to the midwest and others are cleaning up after deadly tornadoes. nbc's gabe gutd res is in garland, texas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. four counties have been declared disaster areas and death toll stands now at 11. nine twisters tore through an area spanning nearly 40 miles n.dallas an f-f-4 tornado touched down here in garland damaging hundreds of home, and this wild weather section tending throughout much of the country. today new mexico sunday a stayed of emergency. parts that have state have seen
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kusts of up to 82 miles per hour. the pan handles of text crass and oklahoma are also on ice, and further north there have been 13 weather-related deaths in the midwest due to flash floods. here in texas, damage is set to be out in force today as residents struggle to clean up. >> natalie. gabe gutierrez, lots of heartbreak in garland, texas. the weather is affecting people on the ground and also up in the air. on sunday 9,000 flights were did i laid and thousands cancelled in the u.s. with more than a thousand flight disruptions today. delays are causing big headaches for people trying to get home after christmas or get away for the new year. the iraqi military has scored a major victory over isis in ramadi. today forces recaptured the government complex and raised the iraqi flag above it. that's something that a u.s. military spokesman in baghdad calls a significant accomplishment and a proud moment for iraq.
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key city since last may. isis controls large parts of land in western and northern iraq and in neighboring syria. a dangerous wildfire that forced evacuations around ventura, california, is now mostly contained. the fire burned more than 1,200 acres before the winds started easing over the weekend allowing firefighters to make progress. officials in the area are now worried about landslides if rain moves in. well, the man known as the clown prince of basketball and the longtime face of the harlem globetrotters has died. according to the "new york times" meadowlark lemon died sunday in scottsdale, arizona. he played with the globetrotters for almost a quarter century, delighting audiences with his trick shots and his signature smile. meadowlark lemon was 3883. a british man is claiming to be the first person ever to row from the u.s. to australia non-stop by himself. 53-year-old john brandon weeden arrived sunday in northeastern
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australia more than 200 days after he left san francisco on a small boat. proceeden has also rode across the atlantic and add mitts the pacific was tougher than he thought it would be. his wife was in australia to meet him there, and he told her he doesn't plan to get in another boat for a while. probably a good thing. that is brave >> went to australia in a row boat and he only gets the last item in the newscast. that's a big deal. >> and he's 52. >> give him credit for getting in that boat. >> natalie, thanks for that. now to on ongoing series hassle-free holidays. chanced you are received a new gift that maybe wasn't on your list. >> before you head out to the store to make it back, need to know about new policies that could make returns a little bit trickier. here's nbc's olivia stern. >> sometimes santa's gifts just aren't quite up to snuff.
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gift that they give you, yeah. socks, shoes, ties, yeah. >> when i return over people's gifts i sometimes get a little nervous that i'm going to run into them in the store holding their gift saying, hey, hi, i got two of them. that's my excuse. >> and while you might not be ready to return to the mall just yet, there are a few things you should know to make swapping out those presents a breeze. in some stores the window of time for returns is shrinking, but you're not just up against the clock on the return policy. you're up against the limited amount of merchandise that's left. >> always check the fine bryant in the store's policy. return the gift in the originaling packaging with all of its tags, and if possible bring a gift read the. some stores are tightening their policies to combat an estimated a $2 billion in fraudulent returns over the holidays. at sears most items must be returned within 30 days. costco will not allow returns of
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tires, batteries or custom odds, and walmart shoppers can only make three returns without receipts wan 45-day period. and for those hard-to-please friends gift cards are a popular choice this year with more than $25 billion worth expected to be sold. if you receive a gift card that you don't want that you know you'll never use don't just put it in the bottom of the drawer. you can actually sell it online. >> at sites like rays and cardpool you can sell or trade in your unwanted gift card for cash or credit at a store where you want to shot. for "today," olivia sterns, nbc news, new york. >> everyone pleased with their gifts, that's what i thought. >> absolutely. >> we love every one of them. >> a generational thing. gave my dad a gift and immediately opened it and said it's too big, i'm taking it back. thanks, pop, take it back. >> something else to keep in mind. if you're planning on exchanging your gifts some of the best
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dylan fell. >> i did so good the first three times and then i fell the last time. this wrist not functioning so well. >> your hovering wrist is not feeling good. another hot gift item that caused a lot of mayhem. take a look. >> a little bit -- >> oh, no. >> no! >> that was the reaction of so many people after their drones crashed. >> stuck in trees or hair. got stuck in his hair. >> ouch. >> people really seem to be struck how to work the new toy and the faa reports 1 million received trevor rees-jones for christmas. >> a couple years ewing had the helicopters, little mini helicopters and those things busted up pretty quickly and drones are now the more expensive version. >> exactly. >> all been dizzy the past few days, safe to say we could use a
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a new myths about naps we're here to debunk. myth number one, napping is only for young children. >> no way. >> of course not. >> the for everybody. >> need a 20-minute power nap. >> two-hour power nap. >> that's called sleeping. >> actually around a third of americans nap every single day. this number two, something napping makes them feel worth. >> it does to me. >> i feel foggy. >> that is but only if i sleep too long. >> for 20 or 30 minutes to avoid going into that deeper stage of sleep. >> they say set your alarm for 20 minutes and i can't fall asleep on demand so if i set my alarm i'll think about the alarm going off for 20 minutes and never nap and i don't set the alarm and i sleep for three hours. >> you've got problems. >> i really do. >> myth number three, you should not nap at work, probably not, right? >> i would say no. >> i think people would know if we nap. >> i'm napping right now. >> i won't tell if you don't but
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during your launch break you'll actually boost your productivity. >> wait, my lunch break? >> myth number four, you shouldn't drink caffeinated beverages before you nap. >> no, that's true. >> actually a little espresso right before you nap. >> that's exactly right. >> a little tip there. nap for 20 or 30 minutes and the caffein kicks in and actually wakes you up. >> they nal it a napaccino. i didn't make it up. >> that's why you can't nap because your brain is so fast. >> that's funny. knit number five stay awake and stay busy. >> yeah, you're always busy. >> as day goes on your progress deteriorates so sneak in the nap if you can, feel recharged and keep that productivity up. there's your napping -- >> that was a comprehensive thing. >> thank you >> i'm tired. i need a nap after all of this. >> who wants to see grandma wearing a virtual reality headset. >> i do.
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>> roll the video. >> agh! >> oh, my gosh. >> what is she watching? >> she's virtually experiencing a roller coaster ride. a roller coaster. never been on a roller coaster in real life and she got the simulator while vacationing in hawaii with her family and it went over very well. >> i'll have what she's having. with her iphone. >> that was a samsung, you put it in, cardboard google thing. >> have you ever tried it? >> i have. >> is it that exciteing? >> yes, yes, it is. >> it feels like you're on a roller coaster. >> and then you take a nap. >> and that's a good afternoon. >> that video vooud of 100,000 times. >> her laugh is amazing. now for a look at how some celebrities celebrated christmas
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stared down a mocking fact. carson, let's do "pop start." >> the comprehensive namg story. keeping mee busy. a roundup of how people celebrated christmas starting with justin timberlake with baby silas and captioned the photo truly the greatest gift and madonna spent the day with three children of her with pictures ever lourdes, davis and mercy and the kardashians threw a party at mom's house and wore their christmas best and even got into wunsies. >> footsies, too. neil patrick harris shared his video of the favorite christmas gift holding up two photos of his twin son and daughter and they creepily then turn into zombies. isn't that crazy? >> neil got a kick out of that. and then possibly the winner of christmas steve harvey, the comedian flying under the radar
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since his misuniverse mishap and did send out this photo with merry east every, everybody. good to see he has a great severance humor. after rumors for months there would be a spice girls reunion it has been confirm, mel b. confirmed the news and the singer said to be serious it's our 20th anniversary this year, and it would be rude not to sell operate so hopefully something will be happening pretty soon. i don't know if that confirms it or not. >> is posh spice. >> just mel b so far. >> so many questions. >> she said that she wanted to. >> if you build, it they will come. >> maybe she can go out and her own reunion. no word on whether the other ladies will take part in that. the interview, if you want to reveal it. >> who is alan carr? >> look it up. >> and finally, lebron james, caught on cameras, can you see a fan sitting behind lebron an
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up to make the cry baby act right there just as lebron turns around and he busts her, it appears the woman immediately regrets her decision or at least getting caught doing it. >> i could watch that all day long. >> that is fantastic. >> yeah. >> busted. >> there you go. that's your "pop start," everybody. >> really good "pop start." today. >> dylan. >> al's here. >> i defer to him. >> wow. really? >> you took a couple weeks off. >> just ignore the black man sitting here. >> oh, al! >> what the heck. >> now i know how steve harvey feels. >> man! >> kidding, kidding. anyway, let's show you. we've got a lot of weather going on, i mean, a lot of weather going on right now. first of all, take a look. we've got winter stuff but we
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also still have severe weather. tornado warnings going on right now from mississippi all the way into alabama. a tornado watch until 1:00 for the panhandle of florida into georgia, and we've got 82 million people at risk for severe weather, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes possible. my gosh, look at all the rain. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches from central alabama into parts of northern georgia and then we've got a winter storm. 33 million in the path of wintry weather today on into tomorrow, oklahoma city, detroit, kansas city and boston. look at the snowfall amounts. anywhere from 10 to 12 inches of snow from southern minnesota into central wisconsin and parts of northern iowa. ice also going to be a big problem. possible power outages and dangerous travel. up to an inch of ice in central and northern illinois, and, in fact, that ice potential stretches all the way into northeast, parts of central pennsylvania could see half an inch of ice. snowfall amounts there as well. looking at upwards of 12 inches
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of snow as you get into northern parts of new england and upstate new york. >> i'm so sorry. >> this was such a good weather weathercast. i wouldn't want anyone else to do it. >> happy birthday. >> love you. >> mwah. >> i got mwah. >> i got mwah. >> i got mwah. anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavier rain expected tonight, to inches of accumulation. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 50 that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> today's health is brought to you by abreva. heal your cold sore fast.
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it is confusing around here sometimes. >> it is, a little bit. >> it's that time of the year when seems like everybody is getting sick, and it can be confusing on where you should go to get care. >> that's right. medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here to decide whether you should go to the doctor emergency room or urgent care clinic and we've got our paddles which means you're going to futd to the test. >> we are. hits hit it. you're at the playground. the child falls off the swing or their hoverboard. you already see bruising, swelling and lots of pain. where do they go? >> urgent care. >> i'm going to go tower jent care. >> e.r. >> why? >> i know. >> that was my first instinct. >> e.r. without the line. >> exactly, right? >> that's nice. >> and without the cost. here's a little distinction. if you've got a little fracture, a minor fracture that requires splintding, urgent care absolutely is a fantastic place to go but if you have had a more significant fracture, compound fracture, something sticking
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a cast, an orthopedic consult and may need surgery. not all fractures are created equal and especially with children i always urge a little more care. >> you said bruising on the playground, not bones coming through. >> especially in children, if you have a fracture, some things happen on playground, go to the emergency room and have the experts there and have the expertise also to manage it. >> i learned something. >> number two, have you a spot on your wrist that's gotten inflamed. your watch knocks into it and now it's bleeding. what do you do? >> that you want to get looked at by a specialist? >> like a mole. >> not allowed to answer questions, i have an answer. >> go to a doctor. >> yes. >> ding, ding, ding. doctor is the right answer is we always talk about the suspicious moles or lesions on your skin that could bleed or be a skin cancer, go to the doctor nothing something that's urgent or emerge ent. number three, you tell a dinner
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party you've been feeling indigestion all day as you clean up and you notice an heavy feeling in your left arm. >> that could be a heart attack of i'm going tower jent care sglur jent care. consultation. >> immediate what. you do want to go to the doctor. >> is that a precursor for the heart attack. >> urgent care will let me know and then i'll go toe. r. >> here's issue. yes, of course, they can immediately assess you, do an ekg and actively tell if you're having a heart attack. what's the issue? this is a letning problem that's very time sensitive so kind of like pass go, go directly to the emergency room. >> okay. >> just err on the side of e.r. >> whenever there's a symptom that's potentially life-threatening. well, i don't know if it's life-threatening. if you think you're having a heart attack or pulmonary embolism go straight to the emergency room. >> got to get one right here. >> your shuns loading the dish
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>> that would never happen. just kidding. >> savannah was unloading the dishwasher and makes a wrong move and she's overcome by tremendous pain and can barely stand up. where does she go? >> i'm going to e.r. after everything we've learned today. >> going to be doctor. >> oh, come on. >> okay. so this is -- this is something that's urgent but not life-threatening. you probably have -- >> i can't stand up. >> yes, you can't, you need acute attention, right, and you probably need pain medicine, but do you really need an emergency room because is it life-threatening? in all likelihood not. what you real sneed a doctor to can you and make sure it's not a neurologic emergency we they can do. >> for the takeaway, if you think it's life-threatening, go to the e.r. >> life-threatening, time sensitive, go to the emergency room, urgent by not nettling go to urgent care and by the way longer hours than regular doctors and routine things obviously see the doctor. >> the thing you is should never do the dishes.
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natalie, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> we'll send it over to dylan or al. >> it's me this time, you got. coming up, a sweet treat with just a few days left until you try to stick to your new year's resolutions.
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38:30 now. it's monday morning. 28th of december, 2015. now there's a little bit of a brisk wind. >> it's feeling like winter. good morning, everybody. nice to have you out on our plaza. >> coming up with the cold and the eyes and snow, taking the cold across the country. what are you going to do to start winterizing your house? we'll show you some tips before it's too late. >> and share your most personal information with them without even knowing it. we'll tell you how to prevent credit card companies from using that information against you.
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and all this week on "today food" a few final splurnlgs before you make the resolution to watch your weight in the new year. >> oh, my gosh. >> a delicious english trifle. >> oh, my gosh. >> very, very tempting. >> that's good. >> exactly. >> al, let's get a check of the weather. >> this nice lady brought something. >> what's in here? chocolate chip cookies. >> oh, no. oh, look at these. what's your name? >> mickey hickey. >> it is really? >> margaret. >> i'd go with mickey hickey. >> anybody like a cookie? >> hold that while i do the weather. >> let's show you what's going on and a fabulous week to start things off. we've got a mess in the eastern third of the country with rain, ice, snow, wind and severe weather. mid-week the wet weather moves east and snow in the great lakes and also around the plains and then we're also looking at late week some snow in the upper great lakes.
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texas with icy conditions out west and things looking good and temperature-wise believe average. the western two-thirds of the country above average here in the east, and that continues in the mid-week period but then look towards the latter part of the week that. cooler weather makes its way east. that's what's going on around the country and h the country and h the country and h the country and h the cgreenville, spartanburg, anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavier rain expected tonight, to inches >> i wanted to show a little love to this man. all of these people, yeah, it's
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a holiday crowd, baby. that's your latest weather and now let's head back inside. >> crazy. well, al, thank you very much. with that storm in mind, we're launching today's winter tune-up. if you haven't taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to winterize your home is now the time. george oliphant home of "george to the rescue" is the here to show us exactly what to do. so warm christmas day and the kids playing with their toys outside and i'm looking at my house and the gutters and thinking, man, i've got to start getting this sucker ready. >> you're a procrastinator, carson, and a lot of people are. you wait for the weather to kind of dictate what you need to do to your house and a lot of people have been put if okay this year. a lot of houses as i was driving around didn't have their tape up and people didn't have stuff cleaned out of the gutters. that's paramount. >> what's the first step? >> get rid of all the stuff in the gutters and highly recommend that you wear gloves because you
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never know what's going nobody there, leaves and pine needles, don't know what a squirrel may have dropped in there. get up there on a ladder and scoop it up and drop is it off on floor and the important thing is safety first. if you're going to be on a ladder that you have to be to get things out of the gutter. have a friend, neighbor, father-son activity, whatever it is, you want to make sure that the ladder is, you know, secure. >> you're seeing something you can do. don't need to call a pro for that. >> unless you're real, really high gutters and then most people can clean their own gutters. very easy thing. >> how do you avoid the ice dams that form and build up? >> once you clear the gutter, that way the water can flow down the gutter and go down the drain and get out of there. as they get all clogged up you get ice and ice daming which means the water comes back up underneath your shingles and get in your roof and can cause al sorts of damage so what you want to do is use heat tape and use the little clips and go up about
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three shingles from the gutter, clep them in and run this up in "vs" up and down your shingles and what that does it melts the snow and ice immediately above the gutter so it doesn't freeze and cake up and continues to flow. >> looks difficult but it's not. >> this is something you can do yourself or bring somebody in to do for you. it's not that hard. if you can hang christmas lights outside on your roof. >> no heard than that. >> and to avoid the ice buildup. >> ice damming is a bad thing. >> buy these at any big box improvement store or your mom & pop store. plug them in like you would your christmas lights and away you go. >> on to the pipes. >> any types in your basement that rex posed or crawl space you want to make shower they are insulated. the easiest sway with the foam insulation cult to the size. >> they sell these like this at home depot.
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>> most pipes, whether it's an inch or a two-inch pipe. put your finger right there. >> it comes pre-cut. >> already pre-cut. >> this would be hot. >> the if it's a hot water pipe it will be warm. measure the thing, it's about 29 inches and trim the top so you know where the top is. >> what does this do? >> it keeps the hot water hot. >> does it give you hot water quicker. >> it does. gives it to you quicker and also allows, you're upstairs and taking a shower and the hot water just disappears this, will inlate your pipes thus keeping the water hot for when it leaves your water here the until it gets to your shower. right now if it's exposed the entire time it's exposed the cold air is hitting it and it's dissipating how warm the water is. >> the best part, once the weather comes and you know it's
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coming and you've got the accumulation of ice and snow out of your house, driveway. i've got an arians myself. >> you have a snow blower. >> i do and i love it. >> it's a great way to go, if you have a place to store it and can afford one, it's great. >> this one just shoots it. pull the trying they are and pull this back. as you can see this one is a personal pace so go along at your own pace, not driving itself. if a kid or dog or somebody runs in front of you, it stops and you're good to go. >> this will move serious snow getting you out of your driveway, if you have multiple cars. >> big storms, long driveway, this is the way to go. if you don't have that or just trying to clear the walks and don't have time every day, trying to keep things clear, definitely go with a shovel but i'm a big fan of the ergonomic shovel because it will save your pack. >> metal tip, because if you have plastic it will get in the ice and break. >> spend a couple more bucks to get a good one. mine cracked.
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>> spend the extra money. >> get one good shovel and it will last you all winter long. >> i throw melt out. is all melt work -- is there a good melt versus bad melt and does it really work? >> two different options. throw sand. sand will give you a little traction and there are different types of melt. what would i recommend is you go to find an environmentally friendly, plant and pet friendly melt, get that industrial melt that will melt anything but then your yard is going to turn all different colors and don't want your dog growing a second tail so go with the environmentally friendly melt. >> feel bert already. >> good. >> going to come on over and help me do all this. >> you name it, i'll do your pipes. >> awesome. george, thank you so much. tomorrow we'll show you how to prepare your body for the cold. that tomorrow. up next you won't believe what your credit card company is learning about your private life every time you swipe for a purchase and a recipe for a decadent dessert is on the way.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. before you reach for your credit card, each time you use it important information about your private life is revealed to your credit card company and what is it being used for, and can you do anything about that? editor in chief of "readers digest" joins us. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we know our credit card track our purchases which generally is a good thing. helps with fraud alerts and that kind of thing. >> right, right. >> well, think about the big life events. a credit card company might know about that, if you're getting mayor eerksd sending your kid to college, having a baby. the credit card knows all of this and they might be able to put certain alerts on your account. say you're going to marriage counseling. that may mean you're headed for divorce so they might want to know about potential default on your payment.
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>> not that they just have this information. they know it and they know it and use it. >> if you're going to pawnshops and bars, they may sort of track you as financially troubled and could even lower your credit limit without you knowing it. >> okay. >> that is had a little disturbing. >> let's move to our next panel here. the other thing credit cards snow our location. >> yes. >> so what's the significance of that? >> so we know when we sign up for a credit card it knows our home address, but also as years goes by, knows our favorite atms and coffee shops and shopping habits. so if we're having coffee at 7:00 a.m. in cleveland and at 10:00 we're buying gas in texas, it can give you a fraud alert so knows your credit card has been stolen so that's a good thing but it's getting kind of creepy what they do know. if you download your credit card app, it can tell how long you're spending in a certain aisle of the store. >> come on, really. >> and sometimes you get served up coupons for a product you're looking and you're thinking that's weird because it knows
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thing, but if privacy is concern, it's a little creepy. >> anything you can do about that? >> absolutely. when you download an app you automatically get asked tone able location services, so don't automatically say yes, first of all, and if you've already downloaded your app it's easy to go into settings and disable the location settings and that will keep you safe >> the credit cards know what you will buy and they know what you bought and can predict what you might want to buy. >> you leave an online travel your life as you go about your daily business and they predict patterns and then sell that information to companies to marketing companies. big data, they look at public records and analyze even social media. if you're doing a home improvements, you may all of a sudden get deals for renovations, so that's -- that's a good thing, but if you boy a baby gift for your friend and now you're inundated with diaper
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coupons not such a good thing. >> how do you battle against in a? >> well, by law, every financial institution once a year has to send you a privacy notice. it's pages and pages. >> yes, i ignore that every year. >> that we all ignore, and in that is very important instructions on how to opt out. you can either follow those instructions, or you can make it harder for the credit card companies to follow you online. if you're on your computer, you can disable the cookies and you can enable privacy browsing, or pay. if it's something you don't want your mom or boss to know that you're doing, might not want a credit card company to know what you're doing so pay in cash if that's at all possible. >> cash, what is, that liz? let's leave on a high note because there's also information that you can use to perhaps get a better rate, information about your own history that you can take to the credit card >> exactly. so the information works both ways.
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people who called their credit card company and asked for a lower interest rate got it, so if you have a good financial history, make that phone call, but know that that customer service rep on the phone may be looking at your name and there could be a red light or a green light next to your name. green means that you're a good customer and that rep is supposed to do whatever he or she can to keep you happy. >> you figure out pretty fast if you've got the red light or green light next to you. thanks for the good information. coming up, we'll launch a week of tasty what we're calling last hurrahs before you hit reset on your diet for the new
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on nbc. and we're back now with today's food. launching a day of indulgences before the ball drops and why
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not finish off the year with a sugar bang. elizabeth chambers is owner ever berg bakery in san antonio, texas. great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> can't believe we're doing this segment. everybody is so full still. and you have some time before your new year's resolution kicks in. >> a few more days and we're going to go big or go home. >> what are we makeing? >> we have our base and our fruit and finishes. this is where it all starts. >> is that an english trifle. >> english trifle, my grandmother's recipe, very nostalgic, time of the year for traditions and most traditional recipe in our family and our grandmother was amaze and made everything from scratch. i'm less amazing. making two of her ingredients from scratch. it sounds really intimidating but it's really easy to make. don't need a double boiler, need one pot. >> cream or heavy milk. >> this is heavy milk. >> heavy cream. >> this is heavy cream. >> sorry. >> whole milk. >> this is hovey and hole. this is whole milk and it's simmering on this very hot stove, okay. the next thing we'll do is whisk
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the eggs. >> we'll do this. >> and add the sugar. >> do you make this stuff in san antonio? >> we do. we don't serve english trifle but we have a custard and do our banana pudding and about 80% of our recipes were my grandmother's and moy mom's. >> thanks. >> how about your husband? >> he enjoys eating sweets. he's more of a barbecue kind of guy. >> i'm right there with him. >> then we'll add the flour as well. whisk, whisk, whisk. the thing about eggs, whisked with sugar and hot milk. don't want to poor the eggs into the hot milk because then we'll have scrambled eggs. >> there's a technique. >> what kind of consistency? >> well ian onbe tempering. >> you can't do an electric mixer. >> no. >> temper the adds by doing that, exactly. >> just incorporated. >> getting tired yet? >> it's a process.
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>> talk amongst yourselves, folks. >> we're going to do one more little ladle full of milk. >> i'm sorry, guys. >> how is that wrist, carson? >> going to be standing in for the 9:00 hour? >> almost there. >> you guys have devoured your english trifle. >> and then it goes in there. >> so we're going to whisk, whisk, whisk. >> thank god it's over. >> you keep whisking. >> i'll relieve you of your dooltdies. >> you whisk, whisk, whisk until it turns into this. >> what's the temperature of this custard? >> it was hot and then you let it the cool. >> you add vanilla extract is the last thing you add and you want it to cover a spoon like that. >> and you're probably wondering what is dental floss doing by our angel food gate. >> could tut it? >> never want to squish the cake, you can either have a serrated bread knife and do little slices. i like to cut it into four pieces or dental floss,
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preferably not mint because it will get into your trifle or fishing line and thread and cut this into the pieces so you can layer it. >> carson, here's the fun part. >> you cut off the top and cut it into pieces. >> whether or not you have a beautiful trifle dish like this, make it out of anything. this could be the base, have a regular bowl, as long as it's a deep glass well where you can layer then you're good to go. we have our lemon kurd. >> what did you do. >> cut this into thirds. >> we should do four, and this is a really fun recipe -- >> get your kids involved now layering. >> kids can do it. who doesn't want to build a tower outed of cake. >> i do. >> i dover day. >> and we'll get going. >> first layer down and then lemon kurd. >> and then we're going to get our custard. >> i like to started base with
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just really nun and the whole time you're laying look how it is on the outside. >> have they tried it yesterday? >> i taste the booze. >> we've saved the best for last. >> i need your help. >> a little floater on the top. >> not a little floater. we're going to douse it. >> go big. >> mmm. >> you can make it really pretty like we did here or make it very deconstructed like we're doing now and add the berries. >> a lot more fun than lasagna but a similar approach. >> where's the booze. >> it's going to come. the beauty of this recipe is you can honestly use anything. not into berries, use citrus. if you don't have blackberry jam, use strawberry. use red raspberry. >> angel food cake, custard, lemon kurd, another layer, more lemon. >> and kids love doing this.
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they love getting involved and can keep the kids away from the booze but start -- start them with this. >> we don't have much time left. >> build, build, build. >> and you're all about the booze. >> wanted to see how it incorporates into all of this. >> for the viewers. >> we're going to pile all this in and now for the big reveal. >> what is it, carson, whoa? >> that's good. >> cherry. >> you're going to pour it over. >> sherry. >> you can use anything, sherry, brandy. >> that's going to be nice. >> the whole thing. >> that explains why al is leap right now. >> so we've got to finish with some shipped cream. this is obviously not my prettiest trifle. >> this is good. >> peace you want to make. >> and top it off with the fruit and you have this beautiful grandma's english trifle. >> and then you try to take a sip of the world's biggest trifle. elizabeth chambers, thank you so much.
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>> thank you very much. >> for more recipes go to
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>> thank you, elizabeth. look who is here to guest host, john cena. >> breakout star of the year on "sisters." >> i thought you meant on the "today" show.
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>> named one of the most interesting people in radio and tv. >> love it. >> john is going to help us out. we're talking about holiday decorations. i'm doing that, taking down all the dengrations. >> carson's already done it. >> we'll get some tips. >> you should stay off a hoverboard. looking after trying brookside crunchy clusters, @carlybeyar tweeted: at this point, i should just be a brookside chocolate ambassador. well, i am sorry, carly... it's something you earn. brookside. talk about delicious. good morning... it's 8:57 and greenville county deputies need your help in finding a missing man... who suffers from alzheimer's and diabetes. 78-year-old doyle chism was last
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seen sunday afternoon leaving his home on green fern drive. he was last seen driving his 2008 black ford f-150... it has a south carolina tag of a-u-d 9-7-4. if you can help deputies locate chism you are asked to call the sheriff's office. e. e. e. e. e. e. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be foggy until noon, showers likely today, high of 69. southeast breezes 6 -10. the mountains will be foggy through 1 pm, showers likely and breezy, high of 64. southeast breezes at 6-20. heavi ra expected tonight, to inches of accumulation. asheville,
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