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demonstration, after the saudis executed an official. up for grabs. the winning numbers to the $334 million jackpot. climbing to one of the biggest in gaming history. one for the ages. >> touchdown! >> tcu's backup quarterback leads to team to a 31 point comeback. sending oregon into triple overtime, after a bar fight nearly brought down the team. how did they do it? we'll show you today, sunday, january 3rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> glad to have you with us.
sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. bags under the eyes. this is a game folks are going to be talking about a long time. tcu coming back from a 31 point deficit to beat oregon, and they go it with a backup quarterback. never played a college game in his li. >> a walk on to the team. >> the head coach for tcu, we have a picture here. the first half, he's wearing this black shirt. goes into halftime, the players are like, coach, we have more luck when you hear purple. coach is like, i'll try anything. >> hilarious. second half. the backup quarterback lost his father to cancer in november. after the game, he talks to one of the security officers into letting his mom come on the field to celebrate. gives you chills. >> it's a great story all around. >> it's like a movie. after school special. >> how much do you want to bet he's wearing purple next year? we'll get to our top story. donald trump back on the
the republican front runner spending saturday, not surprisingly, taking aim at the president's plan to use executive action against gun violence, and also firing more shots at former president bill clinton. donald trumppidn't shy away from the terror recruitment video that features the billionaire himself. kristen welker is in new hampshire where hillary clinton is expected to campaign later today. >> we are entering the homestretch homestretch. er the next three days, nine candidates will be campaigning here in battleground new hampshire. you can expect a similar pace in iowa. all the candidates sharpening their attacks against each other, including the two front runners, donald trump and hillary clinton. >> reporter: : nald trump trying to expand his reach throughout the south. campaigning in mississippi on saturday and taking fresh aim at hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton created isis with obama.
double digit lead nationally, looking past his own primary, engaging the democratic front runner. >> the clinton campaign said they'd most like to run against donald trump. they do not want to run against me. they do not. and i'm going to win. >> reporter: but now, clinton may have new fodder. after the revolution the al qaeda affiliate is using donald trump's words in a terror recruitment video. >> donald trump is calling for a shut down of muslims entering the united states. until our country's representatives can figure out what [ bleep ] is going on. >> reporter: clinton recently warned trump's statements about the muslims would be used by the militants. >> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. >> reporter: trump defending himself in an interview that will air later today. >> other people have called me
it up because, tranfrankly, it's true. >> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz, rising in the polls, are ramping up their attacks on each other, before a crowd of thousands in south carolina on saturday. rubio slammed cruz, saying he'd carpet bomb i is. >> you can't carpet bomb if you don't know where they are. >> reporter: carson's poll numbers falling over the weekend, five staffers resigned. there's no sign that carson or the other candidates are letting up, with the first votes weeks ago. >> also on saturday, donald trump vowed to veto any executive actions on guns that president obama takes, and earlier in the day, he took to twitter to criticize former president bill clinton for his marital infidelities when in office. bill clinton will be here on monday, campaigning for hilary clinton clinton.
brushed away trump's statements. >> thanks. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press" and joins us from washington. good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> we've seen over the past few months how it plays out. when donald trump attacks someone, they hit back. it plays betr for donald trump than the person hitting back. isn't it a better scenario for the clintons if they decided to hit back? >> the question is how you hit back. trump has been very clever in when he goes after somebody. he finds what he perceives to be their softest spot. what's interesting about going after bill clinton in this case and going after the personal life is this, while politically, doing this has never hurt llary clinton, if anything, it's backfired, boomeranged and helped her.
likes to talk about less than her husband's past marital infidelity. trump likes to make his opponents feel uncomfortable and that's when they make mistakes. how will hillary handle this over time? does trump sustain the attacks and, if he does, how will she handle it? that's hurt previous people who tried to fight back against trump. they -- what was the old commercial, never let them see you sweat. jeb bush showed he sweat. >> al shabaab, the group linked to al qaeda, featuring donald trump in a recruitment video. donald trump saying it takes a lot of guts to bring up a ban on all muslims to this country. we have not seen any sort of attack that's had a measurable impact on his poll numbers. any reason to think it's going to be different this time around? >> unlikely. i asked trump this actual scenario. what would happen?
what would happen if he saw his words being used in a recruitment video? would it make him change his words? he said, no. he was emphatic this is what it was going to take. you have to take the fight to them. you have to speak truth to power, that sort of thing. it's only going to have an impact if his opponents decide to bring it up and reinforce it and do it. i suspect they won't. >> chuck, back in washington, president obama has made it clear, we know he's meeting with loretta lynch tomorrow to talk about pushing through gun control measures. even if he does accomplish some of these things in his fire year, are these the executive actions that could be overturned with a new administration? >> it's not overturned, i question whether he can implement them. take the one thing he's probably going to do, which is close the so-called gun loophole. you need an atf, government regulators, to enforce this law.
congress. this congress isn't going to give the extra money that's going to be necessary to enforce the president's executive action. not only do i believe that these are likely not to last beyond him, i don't know if what he announces can even be enforced now, simply because they don't have the money and resources to enforce it. >> chuck todd, always good to have you with us. thanks. >> you got it. >> we'll see you in a bit on "meet the press" with more on the trump-clinton showdown. deadly flooding in the midwest. the swollen mississippi river was surging downstream at ten times the speed of the niagara falls, and the worst may be yet to come people south of st. louis. that's where miguel almaguer is. >> overnight, the president declared this area a federal disaster area i, freeing up federal funds to clear this area up better.
the good news, the flooding surge waters here have begun to seed. the mississippi river and mar rack, -- merrimack, was 30 feet above flood stage. the cleanup here, more than 150 homes in the arnold area alone, are believed to be completely destroyed, which is the bad news. we were in the community yesterday. it'll take months, if not longer, to rebuild in that community alone. as you mentioned, craig, all this surging water is headed straight downstream. it is continuing to affect some communities along the way, and it will likely hit memphis in the next couple of days, where there, they are bracing for what could be potential side effects of localized flooding. >> miguel, thank you. there is some good news for you powerball ticketholders just waking up. you have a chance at another jackpot. we're putting a positive spin on this.
night's drawing, so you have a chance to win what promises to become one of the biggest jackpots in powerball history. kerry sanders is in florida. do you have your next ticket yet? >> good morning. first, this is what a winning ticket would have looked like. those are the numbers. if only i had purchased this ticket at winn-dixie last night instead of this morning. there have been lines and there will be more lines. the hype of all of this will continue. this powerball is played in some of the states, easier for me to list the states it's not played in, and that's alabama, alaska, hawaii, mississippi, nevada and utah. if you're going to play, the chances of you winning, in 292 million. that's whether you buy one ticket, whether you spend $10 on tickets or $20 on tickets. finally, as i buy a ticket here,
this is going to grow to $400 million. if somebody or a group of people win it, it will be the sixth largest jackpot for the powerball ever. the highest was $5$5.5 million, a tremendous amount of money. guys, here's the plan, if these numbers hit, we'll split it three ways. >> you heard that. >> three? >> the ladies up here with us, kerry, what about a five way split? >> we can all get a private jet somewhere. >> and the crew is wondering, what about 30 way. >> no, no. >> we'll work out the details, kerry. good luck a a god speed. >> we have proof here. let's get to sheinelle now, following the violence in iran. >> protesters are taking to the
demonstrators in tehran attacked the embassy, setting the structure on fire. we're joined for the latest. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. that's right. hard line protesters raided the saudi embassy in tehran last night, angry over the execution of prominent shia cleric. they threw molotov cocktails at the building. flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the windows. protesters last night also ram ransacked a city in the northeast of iran. the establishment was quick today to condemn the execution. the supreme leader, the highest authority in the land, said saudi arabia will face revenge for the execution. calling his execution a huge crime and a wrong deed. the country's powerful revolutionary guard vowed
revenge. iran's president, in a more balanced statement, said the execution violates human rights and islamic values. but the damage to the saudi embassy was by no means justifiable. in a statement, he said he ordered the interior minister to identify the attackers and bring them to justice, to put an end to these abominations and have the security of the nation. there's no love lost between iran and saudi arabia, and this latest episode is going to fan the flames further. more protesters today in iran, but it's unlikely they'll get out of hand. we have to see how this plays out amongst a lot of tension. in oregon, protesting militia members took over a wildlife building.
prison of two ranchers. they were convicted of arson, said to be covering up poaching. police in pennsylvania are calling the death of a 5-year-old autistic boy who vanished new year's eve a tragic accident. on saturday, he was found floating in a canal not far from where he e disappeared. an autopsy is set for tomorrow. in massachusetts, police discovered a trunk full of weapons outside of gillette stadium. the weapons were in the car of a connecticut man and found near the stadium in an off site lot for employees. they were discovered before the hockey match between the bruins and the canadiens. police arrested a 48-year-old on weapons charges but say there was no threat to anyone attending the game. in buffalo, you could call their stadium a snow bowl.
fans answered the call, showing up with shovels to dig out the home team. the forecast calls for more snow before today's a kickoff. finally, it was all happening at the zoo on the last day of the first family's hawaii vacation. they took in the honolulu zoo in waikiki. daughters are never too old to hold their dad's hand. isn't it sweet? the president played babysitter in chief to his sister's children. not a bad day, huh? >> no, not at all. >> waikiki at the zoo. >> right? >> i'll take it. >> take a little waikiki any day, zoo or not. dylan dreyer, you said winter was coming and you were right. >> tonight will be the coldest night since last march. it'll be a shock to the system. it hasn't been this cold in months. we have this area of high pressure sagging down from the novrt north, the cold front will usher
15 dpreegegrees in buffalo on monday. new york, we won't get out of freezing, high of 30 degrees. washington, d.c., high temperatures only in the mid 30s. when you have this colder air crossing over the great lakes, that's why we see the lake effect shownow. we could have higher amounts, 6 to 12 inches in some areas where the bands set up. not much for lake-effect snow but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more than but it is much more tnortheast georgia and you see clear skies from our skycam temperatures through the morning will stay in the mid 30s c and we will slowly warm up today with a nice sunny afternoon... as far as rain goes satellite and radar composite shows the action to our south, still around the gulf states and across the florida peninsula still significant rains.... >> that's your latest forecast.
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>> today. >> today. >> holiday shopping and wrapping is over. can you believe it's january already? i want you to spend this sunday putting everything away and storing it. especially wrapping paper, ribbons and holiday cards. why do they need to be out all year? you can get these bins that actually open for easy access. they go right under the bed. you're using space that you already have to store things that you likely won't need until next year. let's get wrapping. sunday is your chance to prep your weekly motivations. sit down, do some real soul searching and come up with seven meaningful reasons why you want to make 2016 a healthy one. throughout the week, you're going to post them everywhere. on the fridge. on your computer screen. put them on your bathroom
every time you see them, they're going to give you a little bit of extra umph. >> for those of you who just had a baby, or anyone starting your fitness routine fresh in 2016, walk to or from work. if you have kids, take them for long walks outside. >> are you looking to earn more in 2016? the first place you want to focus is your linkedin profile. make sure you have a good, professional picture. that your summary outlines your five or six biggest achievements. then you want to read through and make sure there are no typos. you never get a chance to make the first impression again. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. start today. >> today. >> today. >> today. >> there you go.
i feel like manageable. >> and they add up. you can do each one individually. >> starting today is the hardest part. >> not putting it off until tomorrow. >> we'll make a pack to start. >> hands? >> ready? >> tune in tomorrow. we'll kick out this series, start today. >> sheinelle and i started. >> they didn't do it. >> i worked out. >> i worked out yesterday. there we go. two down. ladies, craig, good luck! still to come on "today," want to take a year off to take a trip of a lifetime?
days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist
threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. good morning, it's 8-27. laurens county deputies say a teenager has been located...
in his disappearance. deputies say "michael hudson" ran away from the parent who has custody of him. friday morning..."michael steward hudson" and "kelldon vaughn hudson"...both of fountain inn...were arrested and charged with "custodial interference" and unlawful neglect of a child. deputies have also charged a third person in connection with the case... sheila neves was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. deputies believe hudson was staying with her. now.. here's pamela with weather. hi good sunday monini'm pamela wright.. a cold clear start for us across western north carolina the upstate and northeast georgia and you see clear skies from our skycam temperatures through the morning will stay in the mid 30s c and we will slowly warm up today with a nice sunny afternoon... as far as rain goes satellite and radar coosi showthe acon to our sou, stillaround the gulstates andacross the florida peninsula still significant rains.... we're dry with mostly sunny skies this afternoon high temperatures into the mid 50s across most of the upstate...
here in spartanburg near freezing to start and we'll talk about in the mid 50s beautiful day in asheville cool breeze though temperature staying close to 50 for your high. on our 4 day plus... we'll go from the mid 50s today in the upstate greenville spartanburg and anderson we will go from 55 today to onl46 torrow d then cder yet tuesd morning starting out ithe mid 20s wit40s for highs same goes on wednesday then better rain chances come towards the end of the week and it looks like it will all be liquid precipitation. asheville and hendersonville 50 today 15 cooler for monday for high temperatures very cold start to the week... teens overnight tuesday and wednesday and then shower chances pick up as well
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final season kicking off tonight after a five-year run. back on a sunday morning, january 3rd, 2016. take a look at the folks who showed up to hang out with us on this sunday. a big thanks to them for joining us, and a thanks to you, as well, for joining us there from the comfy confines, the warm confines of your home. let's take a look at what's making headlines on this sunday morning. donald trump back on the campaign trail, responding to the terror recruitment video, with his pledge to keep muslims out of the country. his response, only he has to guts to bring it up. he's vowing to reverse executive action taken by president on gun violence. the illinois river continues to rise and could be near historic heights as early as tuesday. the massive cleanup is expected to take weeks. a historic win with tcu's
team to a 31 point comeback, stunning oregon in triple overtime. hours after an ugly bar fight left the team without its star quarterback. we begin this half hour with a final check of the weather. dylan, it's cold. >> wait until tonight, when temperatures are the coldest they've been since march. out west, there's a pattern that continues. we are looking at more storms making their way on shore. the first one is going to be fairly minor. a little bit of rain and mountain snow. there's another storm system back to the west. it's going to move in tuesday. it's going to be much, much stronger. let's break it down for you. today, we are going to see those showers begin to take hold of central california. on tuesday, especially later in the evening. heavy rain is likely through los angeles. we're looking at one to three inches of rain, up to one to two feet of snow in the mountains. this could lead to flash flooding. we could also see debris flow because of the recent burn areas.
we're seeing heavy rain. lots of clouds with the stalled front and off and on rain. it'll wind down tomorrow. 6 to 12 inches of lake-effect sn lake-effect sn lake-e-fect sn lake-effect snpamela wright.. a cold clear start for us acroro western north carolina the upstate and northeast georgia and you see clear skies from our skycam temperatures through the morning will stay in the mid 30s c and we will slowly warm up today with a nice sunny afternoon... as far as rain goes satellite and radar composite shows the action to our south, still around the gulf states and across the florida peninsula still significant rains.... >> we have an honorary fan of the day. what's your name? where are you from? >> pennsylvania. >> thank you for being my fan of the day. >> dylan, thank you.
dementia often means stripping them of independence. the dutch are leading the way in care with an innovative approach, proving it takes a vilage. it's a story that has experts here taking note. here's nbc's keir simmons. >> reporter: it looks like a typical neighborhood. there is a cafe, a hairdresser, a theater, and street names. and like many dutch houses, the homes here have no curtains. the d drs are not locked. not even in the apartment i'm meeting marie. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: she shares it with four other residents. and there's something else marie shares with everyone who lives here. they all suffer from severe dementia. she's taking me on a tour of that you are neighborhood. i'm going to have a tough time keeping up with her. >> you walk a fast pace. >> yes. >> reporter: at the supermarket, there are choices to make. >> chocolates. >> reporter: how old are your children?
>> you buy them sweets? >> reporter: even alcohol is for sale. the cashier, like all other employees and volunteers here, trained in dementia care. >> time to go home. >> reporter: to keep an eye on the residents. when her own mother was diagnosed with alzheimer's, hehe looked to ed -- she looked to create a place more familiar and comfortable than the normal nurseing home. >> they can roam around, meet others as they wish, without anyone walking behind them. they want a normal life. stigma failure. >> it's something they won't feel here. it helps people have to more self-esteem. >> reporter: the neighborhood is roughly the size of ten football fields. more than 150 men and women live in 23 commune apartments, lifestyles. there's freedom to move.
some say it creates a false reality. >> the supermarket is a normal supermarket. i sometimes do some of my shopping there. it's a real hairdresser. a real restaurant. nothing pretending. >> reporter: what others know as a facade may help residents feel normal. studies show that residents here appear more joyful, live longer and need less medication. >> we can't decide for them how to live. they can decide it for themselves. when they say no, or i want to sleep until it's 1:00, they should be able to. >> reporter: marie only remembers bits of her life now. >> how long were you married for? >> i can't remember that. >> reporter: she can still play her beloved piano. in a place that's built around living in the moment. for "today," keir simmons, the netherlands. >> brilliant, isn't it? >> great idea.
>> years ago, when we lost my grandmother toal tienl alzheimer's, one of the toughest things was watching her lose the freedoms they were talking about. imagine a place you have all those things and can preserve them. >> love it. hold on to more of your dignity in that way, too. >> great story. up next, more sunday stories from the ultimate bucket list ip to tackling a toast with a ghost rider for hire. and a young female conductor making waves at the does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all. office depot officemax. gear up for great.
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>> reporter: china or cambodia? argentina or ant arkarctica? how abovell of the above? the course of a year? >> a few guys in the office were literally throwing around ideas. it's great to travel here and there, and hey, what if we join all the dots in this one amazing mega-trip? >> reporter: the journey begins february 3rd in bangkok, thailand, with travelers spanning the globe, visiting 34 countries on five continents, coming to a stop in bay noisees in argentina. they'll sleep in cruise ships, tents, bus houses and more, traveling by plane, boat, bus, ka noo canoe and camel. $75,000. >> you think, it's a lot of money.
you don't pay off your car. you don't have to go grocery shopping. >> reporter: a few years ago, teacher lisa went on a shorter trip, lasting ten months. >> i had just finished a divorce and sold a house, so it was really the perfect storm of event events. to take a year off and travel. >> reporter: the packing took six months. she visited 18 countries, sending birthday wishes to friends and family from unexpected places. herded sheep and salsa danced. from syria to cuba to antarctica, her lifetime travels widened her world view. she's collected countless memories and not a single regret. >> you're never going to think back five years later or r5050 years later and think, wow, i wish i would have worked one more year. >> reporter: if your boss approves the 52 weeks of vacation, you'll swing through
meet this tour guide. >> would you want to do a trip like this if you had the chance? >> reporter: . >> absolutely. >> reporter: he met a woman who was touring. >> she said, my home is the world. >> reporter: maybe if we could say that, every day would be a vacation. nbc news, los angeles. >> love it. >> i'm in. >> let's do it. >> maybe we should do a more in-depth report and go there. or joe fryer. great piece. they made him do the video, the interview with the screen. >> couldn't even go to one of the locations. >> sorry, joe. great story though. still to come on "today," the perfect toast, from wedding vows to speeches. you may never be at to the woman in the mid-90's showstopper... you're right.
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and i'll make them funny. >> reporter: that's how the ghostwriters take your stories from chatter -- >> glad you grew out of that one. >> reporter: to cheer. >> i love you both. let's give them both a toast. god bless you. >> you don't need to live in new york or san francisco to hire the ghostwriters. they council clientkoun count -- counsel clients from all across the country. they can skype. some people have stage fright, some are afraid or have ideas and stories but don't know how to weave them into a toast. >> i was specktacle, too. i like it. what if your toast is -- you don't want the toast to be about you, right? to help somebody focus the toast. >> have you heard of a toast that bombed? >> oh, right. >> i don't know. i mean, i see now why people do it. >> craig melvin not won over. >> seems like you're cheating. >> it's a great conversation.
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she is mirga, a lit yanhuanian with a lightning baton. when she moves, the response is electric. mirga, one of the world's great orchestras, make a great match. >> i need to let the music carry me, and then it carries all of us. >> reporter: we watched rehearsal. measure by measure, mirga and the orchestra come to an understanding of her vision for the piece. >> we have to, everybody, fall in love. >> what do you feel like is the most important thing you need to communicate to the people who are sitting in all those chairs?
then it is about communication between us. inspiration and communication is what conducting is about. >> reporter: she does her homework and, often, unearths moments of musical beauty, buried in the score. >> do you find sometimes when you're studying the score, that you have a moment when you just say, ah? >> absolutely. absolutely. often, all these moments are very precious. sometimes, you will just analyze and search and, hmm. sometimes, yes, this is what the composer was meaning and singing about. >> reporter: mirga's mother is a pianist and her father, a conductor. she has been around music since birth. >> the childhood was happening in the music. although, my parents actually wanted to protect me from this difficult job.
eyebrows. today, it's more of a sense of celebration. >> after a kids concert here, we were having q&a with children and their mothers. some of those mothers would come to me and say afterwards, it was so great for our daughters to see you. >> reporter: for all of us to see. mirga is unapologetically passionate about music and what can happen when a conductor and cork is that orchestra work as one. >> it's a moment when we hear a sound we're all astolnished about. this is how we can play, and this feeling of sharing this
>> rave reviews. >> such a gift, to feel music the way she does. >> we got to go to rehearsal. you sit there and think, am i the luckiest guy on the planet, to observe this? to watch her work with the orchestra, more like this, less of that. when the performance comes, it all comes together. i have goose bumps just thinking about being there. >> only 22? >> late 20s. >> okay. >> still, she's so passionate about it. >> facial expressions. >> excited. you can tell she takes so much joy in it. >> you can tell the musicians are buying in. many, many classical concerts, you see the guys sawing away. rarely look up. she just says, come with me on this your sni. >> -- journey. >> another one knocked out of the park, harry smith. thank you. "meet the press," chuck and his guests will be talking about the trump-clinton showdown. that'll do it for us.
we'll see you soon to our this sunday, the one-month sprint to iowa and new hampshire begins. >> we are all in in iowa. we are all in in new hampshire. >> while donald trump takes aim t hillary clinton by attacking bill clinton's sexual picadillos. >> that certainly will be fair game. certainly that play the woman's card with respect to me that will be fair game. >> it may be fair game, but it's never worked before against hillary. will it now? also, the battle to be the republican establishment's anti-trump or anti-cruz. john kasich and rand paul join me live.