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good morning. what really happened? this morning, we hear for the first time the radio transmissions from the frantic moments in the officer shooting of the unarmed teenager in ferguson, missouri. >> 21, put me on canfield. >> this as the community nervously waits word if the grand jury will charge the police officer with the crime in the case. the cold hard truth. another day of dangerous low temperatures and early season snow. tens of millions left to struggle in the elements this morning. is there relief in sight? dylan is tracking it all. and lost in space. the batteries run out of the deep space probe that landed on the comet.
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scientists are trying to recharge its batteries. whether it will work remains a mystery. today, saturday, november 15th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. >> it is a little hot in here. i'm happy to be warm. >> nice to have you back out of the elements. when you show up in town, people think oh, no. >> no one likes it. people know something's coming. let's begin this morning with the top story. a new video in the police radio calls that have just been released from the day unarmed teen michael brown was shot to death by a police officer in
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ferguson, missouri. ron allen is following it all from ferguson this morning. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the local newspaper here, "the st. louis gazette" has the sunshine law to make the records public. documents say the fatal encounter with michael brown and darren wilson lasted a couple of minutes. according to the dispatch, wilson is in the white shirt on the police video leaving the station heading to a hospital. two hours after shooting and killing michael brown. police have not disclosed wilson's injuries. they said brown physically assaulted the officer. then another clip of wilson returning to the station. earlier in the day, police were tracking a robbery suspect near the gas station. >> a black male in a white
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shirt. running for quick trip. >> reporter: later, wilson's voice is heard if officers need his help. wilson reports his location. >> 21, put me on canfield. >> reporter: according to the post, it is 12:02 p.m. the officer has stopped brown and a friend. now a grand jury is trying to figure out what happened next. police say brown assaulted wilson, tried to get the officer's gun. officer opened fire killing brown. some witnesses say the teenager had his hands up surrendering. minutes later, an officer at the scene, with a woman's voice in the background, calls for help. >> get us several more units over here. >> any available ferguson units to respond to canfield and copper creek. >> reporter: nbc news has not independently verified the
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recordings. now ferguson awaiting word from the grand jury. a decision any day now and the response on the streets. lester. >> ron allen this morning, thank you. turning to the bitter blast of the cold that has taken a hold of much of the country. dylan is tracking it for us this morning in the warm studio. >> that's right. good morning, erica, from inside. mike seidel is in kansas this morning. good morning. >> reporter: the university of kansas campus, another frigid morning in the midwest in the 20s. nearby kansas city has not been above freezing since tuesday. they stay below freezing until next week. it has been cold and snowy. out to the pacific northwest and treasure valley, boise set a daily record on friday with 4.3 inches of snow. temperatures never got out of the 20s. 20 degrees below average. you see the officer had a time
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on the ice slipping and falling down. it is slippery in south bend. they are out at the stadium clearing the snow on friday ahead of the game. over to cleveland, lake-effect over a foot northeast of town. look at this bike messenger. did he change to the snow tires? it was tough. temperatures staying in the 20s. more lake-effect air coming in with the next arctic blast. in atlanta, mid-20s. look how everybody is bundled up. some people you cannot see their faces. it will get colder with the next shot of cold air monday and tuesday. back here in lawrenceville, temperatures are 30. a bit of snow before the game. 1 inch or less. the tcu horned frogs are in town to take on the kansas jayhawks. dylan. >> thanks, mike. stay warm. he mentioned colder.
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that's the second punch of cooler air here sunday into monday across the northern plains and rockies. this morning, it is very cold. we have temperatures down around 19 in denver. warmer than it has been lately. 6 in rapid city. 3 in bismarck. it feels like 8 below. parts of montana feel like 22 below with the windchill. over the course of the next three days, watch in minneapolis, 25 today. then to 19. monday's high is 18 degrees. we will see the same trend down through st. louis. on monday, it will be in the upper 20s. now because it is cold, we have a bit of snow to talk about. basically through omaha, nebraska and iowa. this will string itself out. through st. louis and into southern illinois, by sunday evening, we will see lighter snow. we will focus concern on the heavier rain through the gulf coast. that is the area where we could end up with 2 inches of rain. where the snow will fall today and tomorrow, it is only about 1
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inch or so. more or less making the roads slippery. again, this is all very early for this time of year. we are going to see that next blast of cold air keep all the snow on the ground for a while. >> so it begins. dylan, thanks. president obama is in australia this morning for the g-20 leader summit in brisbane. climate change is a focus, but a lot of talk between russia's vladimir putin and western leaders. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. the g-20 summit gets under way and thousands protest russian president vladimir putin. a lot of people hold him responsible for the mh-17 tragedy that claimed so many australian lives. stern warnings from president obama and european leaders. get out of ukraine or there will be more sanctions. president obama and russia's
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president vladimir putin sharing the world stage at the g-20 economic summit. it is a showdown with putin and the west. overnight, president obama speaking to students in brisbane. >> we are leading the international community to destroy the group isis. we are leading the fight in west africa. >> reporter: the u.s. and europe have already sanctioned russia over ukraine, but putin is threateni threatening. it comes as russia announces plans to fly military flights near the u.s. the diplomatic tension is front and center. cameras caught chilly encounters in china. as u.s. and allies deal with russia, for president obama, top domestic priorities trail behind. the president is defying republicans signaling a willingness to go it alone on climate change, reclassifying
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the internet as a public utility and promise to reform the immigration system. >> that will happen. >> reporter: and on the keystone pipeline, the president has dug in signaling he will veto legislation to approve the plan. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: still with republicans now in control, the president faces an uphill battle pushing his agenda. >> it gives the republicans the ability to say you said your policies were on the ballot. they lost. it's time for our policies. >> reporter: now at this point, no plans for president obama to meet with president putin. white house officials don't rule that out. they say he will meet with his european counterparts about the crisis in ukraine. earlier today, he had conservations with angela merkel. >> kristen welker, thank you. >> david axelrod is a former top
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adviser from president obama. david, great to see you. >> great to be with you. >> the president saw big losses in the mid term election. he turns around and making changes in policies with internet and climate change and soon immigration. is he trying to rewrite the lame-duck playbook? >> no question what a difference a week makes. last saturday, we were talking about the obama presidency and is it dead? will he do incremental things. his message is not so fast. he is taking on big issues using executive power. it is a reminder how much authority he poses in that office. it is a little early to write this president off. >> republicans have made no bones about the fact they are going after obamacare. an interesting poll out today. an associated press poll that asks voters in they were forced
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to choose between repealing the affordable care act or implement it, 56% would repeal. would the president be forced to give ground? >> he said if there were suggestions to improve the program, he can move forward on it. the question is if they can find common ground on it. there are aspects that may stand improvement and they can agree on. i don't think he will stand for things that are designed to unravel the program. if that is the way the congress goes, you can expect a veto. >> 7 million have been insured under the program. is he disappointed over where it is today versus the initial expectations were? >> no, actually, i think last years expectations and last year lived up to the expectations despite the problems with the web site. i think he was well satisfied with that. today begins the new enrollment
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period. they will be eagerly awaiting. everybody will be watching. that 10 million more americans have insurance today that did not a year ago. that is the measure he is operating. he wants to see that number come down and down. the number of uninsured. they will be working hard to reduce that number by millions more this year. >> david axelrod, thanks for being with us. i want to get you caught up on the stories we are following this morning. sheinelle has those for us. >> good morning. we begin this morning in iraq with the surprise visit from the top u.s. military officer. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey arrived in baghdad. his visit is two days after he told congress the u.s. would consider sending a small number of american troops to fight with iraqi troops against islamic state militants. alaska airlines inspecting a boeing 737 after a bird strike
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forced an emergency landing friday night to california. the jetliner carrying 150 people hit the bird shortly after takeoff in oakland and returned to the airport. no one was injured. it is a race against time for the comet philae. the spacecraft has fallen into idle mode with most systems shutdown. it ultimately landed on the comet, but solar batteries are deplet depleted. scientists hope the lander will wake some time today. doctors in nebraska are preparing for a doctor to arrive with ebola. he will be treated at the same hospital where another doctor and an nbc news freelance cameraman were treated. pennsylvania state police spent $11 million on the manhunt for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another. thousands of officers took part
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in the 48-day manhunt for eric matthew frein. he was captured by marshals outside an abandoned airplane hangar two weeks ago. the spring training is not home to just baseball. take a look. the bird's eye view atop the light tower. this is the stadium in sarasota, florida. officials got the okay from wildlife agencies to remove it. the bald eagle watched from a distance as if to say, watch it with my babies. i know this is for their safety, but watch it. >> eyes are on you. >> from what i hear, they will move to a cell phone tower. >> better reception. dylan is back with a check of the rest of the nation's forecast. should we do this? >> no one wants to hear what i have to say. a lot more tables back here on
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the weekend. you don't do this walk-on the weekends. it is an obstacle course. from the rockies to iowa and parts of northern missouri and western illinois. it will not be a lot of snow. just a couple of inches. that is enough to make the roads slippery and things get icy quick quickly. look at the northern plains and rockies. temperatures in the highs in the single digits. it will warm up along the gulf coast. now rain is going to move in. actually heavy rain moving in by the time we get into sunday in good morning. 5:15 the time. waking up to clear skies. patchy fog at the coast line. temperatures later today will be very comfortable, mid 60s across the south bay. not going to be overly warm. mid to upper 60s.
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san francisco today, mid 60s our warm spot today will be the north bay. that is what we are expecting low 70s. enjoy your saturday. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks. all of the fraternities in west virginia are shutdown this morning as the school cuts down on greek week. nbc's rehema ellis has more. >> reporter: west virginia campus is in mourning. >> it is hard to know where to begin. >> reporter: 18-year-old nolan birch, a freshman died on the floor of kappasigna fraternity house. >> that is not supposed to happen. >> reporter: according to the student newspaper, a ceremony was scheduled that night for fraternity pledges.
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burch's final tweet. it is about to be an eventful night. last week, another fraternity on campus, signa ki was cited for underage drinking. thursday, the university suspended all fraternities and sororities. >> we have to change the culture for the school. >> reporter: nationwide, greek organizations have come under scrutiny following the death of pledges. in september, a 19-year-old pledge died in a fraternity run at clemson university in south carolina. this past summer, a 19-year-old pledge at california state under northridge died on a fraternity trip. last december, a 19-year-old pledge from baruch college died from head trauma. professor elizabeth allen is studying the dangerous behavior.
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>> this is about changing the campus culture and helping students rise to, you know, the occasion. there are group situations and peer pressure and people end up doing things they would not ordinarily do. >> reporter: for "today," rehema ellis, new york. a popular podcast that is an obsession for people around the world. nbc's jacob rascon has the story on the attention of the case. >> reporter: it is an obsession with a cult like following. >> we are talking about it all the time. >> reporter: each week, millions await the episode of the real life who do it in the podcast called "serial." >> on paper, the case was a shakespearean mash up. >> reporter: the murder case gone viral. >> the stakes feel higher. it is reality rather than
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fiction. >> reporter: 15 years ago, a popular high school senior was found murdered in a shallow grave in baltimore. her ex-boyfriend, an 18-year-old honor student was accused of the crime, tried and despite maintaining innocence, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. >> now my sister's soul can rest. >> reporter: in the first episode, the podcast revealed new evidence. a witness with an alibi. she was never contacted by his lawyer. >> our best last shot. i think they are hopeful. >> reporter: it isis twisted lo story. they were involved in a romantic relationship they kept secret from their parents. something the podcast says was used against sayed at trial. >> look at what a liar he is. how duplicitious.
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>> reporter: the podcast could come into play. >> sure, they twice reevaluated the case, but they have a million new eyes on the case. all of the people following the podcast. i think that does make a difference. >> reporter: four episodes left and what they reveal could determine if sayed spends the rest of his life in prison. for "today," jacob rascon, nbc news. coming up, it wasn't just human. people were thrilled with rokerthon. some of his four-legged friends were there for his famous hour. we will have a look at that, but
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♪ i love it. we're back on a saturday morning.
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hopefully al roker is sleeping right now to recover from the epic weather broadcast that took place in the record books. >> it was called rokerthon. in case you missed it, all 34 hours of it, dylan has a recap in the orange room. >> first of all, from one meteorologist to another, i have to say, way to go, al. you are absolutely amazing. i happen to stop by at one point to catch rokerthon in action and watched several hours at home. i couldn't look away. 34 hours of anything is a lot. we put together an abbreviated version of #rokerthon. take a look. >> let the rokerthon begin. >> gulf coast looking good as well. >> hello, hello, hello. >> tamron hall is -- oh, my golly. >> during one of my breaks, my microphone was on. we gave new meaning to live stream. >> roker. roker. >> we took time to try to break
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the guinness world records. 34 on saturday. i'm feeling good. >> #rokerthon has kicked kim kardashian off the top of the internet. this is a present from my executive producer don nash. >> i have flown thousands of miles, but i have time. >> we are looking at -- oh, i forgot to turn my alarm off. i thought i would be asleep. >> that is a lot of forecasting. >> i don't call myself a weather man. just a man. >> three, two, one! >> gives me great pleasure to give you the world record for the longest tv weather forecast. al, you are officially amazing. >> he did it. amazing. you know, we noticed on twitter that people weren't the only ones that could not look away from the monitors.
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we have several dogs and cats that were stuck watching as well. this is my favorite. all dressed up. ready to go. we have this guy sitting here watching. we have cats that fell asleep watching. we also have this guy checking in the mirror. i guess the monitor is behind him. don't give up. the end is in the mirror. i was watching with my dog. al actually said i guess dylan's cat went to sleep. it's a dog. bosco is a dog. al was losing his mind that the point. you know bosco didn't care either
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good morning. it is 5:26 and saturday. you are getting a clear sky look at san jose where temperatures will be chilly today. good morning, i'm kira klapper with anthony slaughter. we had a cool weekend a couple of weekends ago, a warm weekend and now a cool weekend. >> i want to show you this look at the golden gate bridge. we are fog-free. this is very different from what we've been waking up to the past couple of days. we've been waking up to fog and at times dense, thick fog. across parts of napa this morning we will see that repeat
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again. we are thinking we'll see a little bit of fog at times. by the afternoon, plenty of sunshine. temperatures will be cool though. now only in the mid to upper 60s. that is below average for many of our cities. so grab a jacket. make sure you're warm today. maybe hot chocolate. nonetheless, we have rain in the forecast this week and a huge pattern change. we'll talk about rain wednesday, friday and next weekend. >> good. we need it. thank you, anthony. we begin a nerve racking experience for passengers on an alaska airlines flight out of oakland international airplane. the plane had to turn back shortly after take-off because of a bird strike that damaged the plane. the 737 landed back in oakland. passengers boarded a different plane and departed five hours later at midnight. >> if you are hitting the roads
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this weekend, chp is in effect. officers are looking for aggressive drivers. according to the chip, speed resulting in aggressive driving plays a significant role in death or injury on california highways. in one year between 2011 and 2012, there were 26,000 speed-related collisions that resulted in 264 deaths and 38,000 injuries. >> when you're out driving with the flow of traffic, they are easy to distinguish. people that weave in and out of traffic. >> the aggressive driving crackdown ends in december. construction on the bay bridge is under way once again. lanes on the western end are closed every night as crews fix the joints. the job brought traffic to a crawl last time. this time crews are closing fewer lanes and uses quick-drying concrete. the work goes from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every night except sundays for the next 2 1/2
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months. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," spoil food served during the world series. the list of violations committed at multiple concession stands at kauffman stadium in kansas city, including claims of cockroaches in the kitchen. that plus all your top stories coming up at 7:00. now we'll send you back to the "today" show.
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♪ the story of my life to take her home ♪ there it is. our beautiful tree. we are back on this saturday morning, november 15th, 2015. live look at the rockefeller christmas tree. the cold weather an indication that the official start to winter is not far behind. we have a very energetic crowd out on the plaza. no cold will keep those folks down. huddle together for warmth. a good time on the plaza. we will meet some of them in a bit. still to come in the half hour, you will meet a man making up for lost time. he spent the whole time fighting for his freedom. he will tell us. he sat down with sheinelle. how bad will this winter be? i'm afraid to ask.
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it depends on who you ask. should we rely on fat squirrels and onions to determine the weather? i didn't know that was a thing. should we stick to basic science? >> we'll get into that. >> they are always fat squirrels. and katherine heigl stopping by this morning. she back on the small screen with a new show. we will talk to her about what it is like to play a cia analyst. we begin with a divorce settlement that is nearly $1 billion and the ex-wife saying that is not enough. nbc's hallie jackson explains. >> reporter: with $1 billion, you could buy a private island or nba team or trip to the moon. sue and hamm is not satisfied with the $995 million divorce settlement. she is upset with the ruling. a settlement that is making headlines and one that hamm now plans to appeal.
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one divorce attorney, not involved in the case, says it makes sense. >> we have to divorce ourselves. >> reporter: the former mrs. hamm says it is not fair. harold is one of the richest men in the world. the two were married 24 years. she is a lawyer and economist. he is an oil magnate whose net worth is $18 billion. that is why hamm's attorney says it is not equitiablequitiable. >> i would say he would not want this in reverse. >> reporter: mr. hamm's lawyer did not comment on the appeal, but told nbc news after the ruling, we believe it is a fair and equitable outcome to the case. arguing the company was mr. hamm's for over 20 years prior to the marriage. still. >> i would tend to think she has a very strong case on appeal. >> reporter: that may payoff for
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her proving if money can't buy love, not even $1 billion can buy a clean break. for "today," hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. let's get a check of the weather with dylan dreyer on the plaza. >> i got out here. where are you from? >> huntington, west virginia. >> what are you doing out here. >> we are here today to see the rockett rockettes. >> that is exciting. that's a good thing to do on a chilly saturday. let's take a look at the temperatures across the country. it is getting even colder across the northern plains and through the rockies. temperatures will be in the single digits, but just to show you some place warm across the country. temperatures today in the mid-70s in l.a. vegas in the 60s. a high wind watch across the california hills and valleys. especially tonight. that will last into monday.
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we do have that snow. a couple of inches possible through parts of the eastern rockies and plain straits. especially nebraska over into iowa. 1 to 3 inches. it is really cold, too. the roads will get icy quickly and some the scattered showers across texas. east coast is quiet in the good morning. 5:34 the time. waking up to clear skies in the south bay. we have patchy fog developing along the coastline. you'll notice temperatures uniform from the mid to upper 60s from the south bay to san francisco. our warm spot today will be the north bay. expecting low 70s for daytime highs. this weekend will be a dry weekend. however, there is rain on the horizon. in fact, three storms making their way toward the bay area. and we are celebrating an 18th birthday today. happy birthday.
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we have the perfect spot for it. the top spot is coming to us from charleston home to wcbd and the cupcake camps. local businesses show off their sweet stuff. a competition for best decorated and best tasting. all proceeds from the event go to charity. i won't mind tasting those. lester. >> all for a good cause. thanks, dylan. still to come, we are catching up with a star of the movie "dumb and dumber to." and nothing better in the cold weather than whipping up hot meals in the kitchen. why now is a great time to buy
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morning with the inspiring story of a young man who fought for nearly a decade to prove his innocence after a murder conviction. sheinelle is back with how he was finally able to get that conviction overturned. >> it is inspiring. ryan ferguson's courtroom victory is the beginning after being released from the missouri prison, he moved to florida and is trying to start a enough chapter in his life. turning negative energy into positive action. it is hard to know exactly where to begin when you have a lot to do. it is harder when you are making up for lost time. ryan ferguson is making up for ten years. >> does a day go by that you don't think about it? >> it really hurts to think about it. you try to avoid it. it is impossible. i missed out on my 20s. there's no getting away from that. >> ryan was arrested, locked up at 19. accused of committing a halloween night murder after a
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friend said he had dream-like memories they committed the murder together. that friend, charles ericson testified against ryan. >> i have to go to prison for the rest of my life. i have to say what that man did. >> ericson who is still in prison and another eyewitness later admitted to lying on the stand. >> i don't want to die. knowing i did the wrong thing. >> reporter: last november, a state appeals court overturned ryan's conviction stating the verdict was not worthy of confidence and after nearly ten years behind bars, allowed him to be released. >> when you were in prison, did you ever think i'll never been able to come back to this? >> it was a concern. i dreamt of coming back to florida while i was in prison just to be with friends and family and beautiful environment. there was a really scary possibility that might not ever happen. >> reporter: since his release, ryan has been crossing the
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country raising awareness of his experience with the justice system. >> a lot of people left behind. i have the opportunity to show people this is not just happening to me. this happens all the time. >> reporter: for the most part, he is able to stay positive and upbeat. sometimes just to think about the fact he lost ten years of his freedom is hard. >> i thought when i got out i would be happy. i got my freedom back. it's two worlds. prison and out here. i found a lot of struggles. >> reporter: two things that help help cope, the same things in prison. writing and working out. ryan competed in the spartan championships and in "men's health" magazine and has a book released in january. >> between writing and working out, i got through one of the most difficult things i can imagine in life. the two things that help me
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survive. it is amazing to put those two together and make it a career. >> reporter: it is encouraging to ryan's parents. bill and leslie. >> what has this year been like? >> awesome. really phenomenal to see him being able to act on the goals and plans that he's made for himself. it's amazing. >> the ten-year fight for ryan's release nearly bankrupted the fergusons. this is a new start for them, too. even still, one thing bill chooses to hold on to. the bracelet. >> why not throw it in the trash? >> i don't know. i just cannot bring myself to take it off my wrist. i had it on ever since the trial. >> what about you? you took yours off. >> i took mine off immediately because it says free ryan ferguson. at that stage, he was free. so i wanted one that said freed.
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i didn't have one. it was like that's the past. i took it off and i haven't worn mine since. >> reporter: last month, ryan turned 30. celebrating his first birthday on the outside since he was 19. finally surrounded by the people he loves, ryan can't wait for the future. >> did you make a wish? >> i have my wish. family, friends and freedom. the three fs. >> ryan ferguson's attorney has filed a $100 million civil rights lawsuit in the case. it is worth noting the innocence project says roughly 30% of exonerated people like ryan never receive any money. >> that's an amazing story. >> great to see him reclaim his life. >> he is. he is trying to strategize. he has a great attitude. >> thanks, sheinelle. still to come, the growing safety concern of the college football games across the country.
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it is not happening on the field, but up above. we will explain. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome to you. good morning. 5:56. you are getting a live look at san francisco from san bruno mountain. clear skies this morning. we are about 30 minutes away from the sunrise. good morning, i'm kira klapper. anthony slaughter has a look at your micro climate forecast. >> you can see the orange off in the distance because the sun is about to come up. different from what we've seen the past few months and weeks because of daylight savings time. we are in the 50s. 40s in the north bay. overall, definitely jacket weather today. highs are going to be chilly across the bay from the south bay into san francisco. mid to upper 60s as warm as we are going to be today. it will be dry and sunny.
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we'll see a clear start to the day with just a few areas of patchy fog. overalthough, very comfortable today. maybe a light jacket, maybe a hoodie. nice to get out and enjoy. we have rain in the forecast. three chances this upcoming week, wednesday, friday and next weekend. we are excited and could use it. if we get all three systems, we could be looking at flooding potential by the end of the week. we have to get through the first one then we can track the second and third. >> thank you, anthony. we begin with a nerve-racking experience for passengers on an alaska airlines flight out of oakland international airport last night. the plane was on its way to seattle, but pilots had to turn back shortly after take-off because of a bird strike that damaged the plane. the 737 landed back in oakland around 7:30 and went through a maintenance inspection. a few hours later around midnight, passengers finally
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boarded a different plane and departed. three men who swore to uphold the law for san mateo county sheriff's office are accused of breaking it. smuggling drugs and cell phones to inmates in exchange for money. sheriff deputy juan lopez, a 26-year veteran who recently ran for sheriff. along with corrections officers george ismael, a 15-year veteran and michael del carlo a 19-year veteran. the men were bringing in cell phones, illegal drugs and other contraband to a criminal street gang member in redwood city. the three men accused are out on bail. they could face eight to ten years in jail. >> a reminder to keep your kids close as you shop after reports of a man lurking behind a 2-year-old girl at costco in south san francisco. police released this surveillance photo of the man.
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they say he walked behind the little girl in an aisle last saturday. according to officers, he patted her on the head and told her to, quote, come over here. the girl's mom was about 15 feet away. the man ran away when the mom noticed him. coming up this morning on "today in the bay" spoiled food serving during the world series? the list of violations committed at multiple concessions stands in kansas city, including claims of cockroaches in the kitchen. your top stories at 7:00. right now we'll send you back to the "today" show.
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good morning. it's saturday, november 15th, 2014. here's a look at today's top stories. what really happened? >> 21, put me on canfield. >> that's a police transmission call the day michael brown was shot and killed by ferguson police. the tapes just made public along with video of the officer darren wilson as the grand jury gets closer to making a decision if he will be criminally charged. the cold hard truth. if you are waking up with an extra blanket, you are not alone. tens of millions rising to bitter cold record low temperatures and a lot of snow. and bad news. relief is not coming anytime soon. we check in with dylan. and coming back to america.
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duke and duchess of cambridge announce the details of the trip to the united states which include the nets and cavaliers basketball game. welcome back, everybody, to "today." i'm lester holt alongside erica hill. >> it hasn't changed. >> erica, duchess of cambridge. >> you think i could get us tickets to the game? >> you're kate-ish. >> if you put together the itinerary for them? >> the plaza, the "today" show. >> how about here on the set? >> that would work, too. >> they don't have to bring their own poster board. >> i think you let them inside. >> we can share our hot pass with them. >> we have tea. what more do they need? come by. >> we will talk about that
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coming up. we want to begin with the just released police transmission calls from ferguson, missouri. they give a clearer picture of what went on the in moments before the shooting death of michael brown. nbc's ron allen is in ferguson with more. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the audio and video recordings of the day were obtained by the local newspaper here after police records and surveillance that show officer darren wilson. the first clip is taken at a police station where wilson is said to be on the way to the local hospital with other officers. another clip shows him returning to the police station a couple hours later. then there are radio transmissions where we hear the police talking about a robbery suspect in the area. >> 25, it's going to be a black male in a white shirt. he is running toward quick trip.
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>> reporter: then later, you hear the voice of darren wilson. he's in the area and asking if help is needed. >> 21 to 25 or 22, you guys need me? >> reporter: now a grand jury, of course, is trying to figure out what happened next. wilson arrives at the scene. we all know that officer wilson shot and killed michael brown. the police said he was acting essentially in self defense. he was attacked in his car. witnesses at the scene have also said that brown had his hands in the air surrendering when he was shot and killed. the last radio transmission from the newspaper is an officer at the scene after the shooting calling for help. >> get us several more units over here. >> any available ferguson units available to respond to canfield? >> reporter: and nbc news has not verified the recordings. we have requested many of the
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documents and recordings and that request from the state of missouri has not been fulfilled. of course, ferguson is awaiting the decision of the grand jury any day now whether to charge wilson or not. everyone here is waiting to see what happens on the streets. lester. >> ron allen this morning in ferguson. thank you. let's look at the other headlines this morning. sheinelle is following those for us. good morning. >> good morning to you. the chairman of the u.s. joint chief of staff in baghdad this morning after touching down in an unannounced visit. martin dempsey is considering puts troops on the frontlines to fight isis. this comes a day after the battle field victory. violent extremism is a concern of president obama in brisbane. he called on asian nations to confront the biggest challenges,
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including climate change. week long stops included china and myanmar. some frightening moments on the alaska airlines flight. the boeing 737 with 150 people hit the bird shortly after takeoff in oakland and returned to the airport without incident. doctors in omaha, nebraska are preparing to treat the third ebola patient this morning. the patient is a surgeon flying in from sierra leone where he contracted the virus. his wife lives in maryland. now to a suburb outside denver where people were told to stay indoors overnight during a manhunt when a police officer was shot during a routine traffic stop. authorities say the officer was shot after pulling over a stolen car. the gunman fled abandoning the car. the wounded officer went through surgery this morning, but no word on his condition.
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and excitement is building this morning on the heels of announcement of the royals coming to america. nbc's kelly cobiella has more. >> reporter: get ready, new york. the duke and duchess is heading your way with style and baby number two on board. william and wife kate who suffered from severe morning sickness will spend two days in the u.s. the first official trip to the big apple. highlights? a visit to the world trade center memorial. a brooklyn nets game against king james. lebron james and his cleveland cavaliers. the night at the museum for a charity dinner. not much time for sight seeing. this will be a business trip with a packed schedule for both. prince william has made protecting wildlife a mission, will spend a day in washington, d.c. at a conference at illegal ivory trade.
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kate keeps her focus on children's issues with new york's first lady as a tour guide. what about that other royal? the future king george? now almost one and a half. he will stay home in britain with the nanny. kelly cobiella, nbc news, london. >> bring him to new york. >> he's pretty cute. >> he can play with our kids. our kids will baby sit. it will be great. >> i have a really cute dog. >> who is not a cat. al roker, bosco is a dog. dylan, tell us if it will rain cats and dogs. >> i wish it would rain. it will freeze. a lot of freezing cold across the area. let's take a look at it. the polar vortex near the north pole. every once and a while, you have a piece that dips down. we will see a colder one move in by sunday into monday. look at the feels-like temperature. 7 degrees in minneapolis. bismarck, 9 below.
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back into montana, it feels like 22 degrees below zero. spoka spokane, washington, it feels like 8. we are looking for temperatures to get cold and stay cold. denver will do the reverse on monday and start to warm up. on monday, st. louis will not hit 30 degrees. we are looking for snow. especially this morning across eastern nebraska and in iowa. that fizzles out. another line from tulsa back to st. louis. we are not looking for a lot of snow. basically a couple of inches. because it is so cold and icy, that will make the roads dangerous. keep that in mind this weekend. then especially tomorrow across parts of southern missouri and good saturday morning. meteorologist anthony slaughter here this morning. you can see from our san bruno cam, the fog is moving across san francisco right as we're looking at it. we will wake up to a little fog.
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mainly sunny conditions expected for our inland valley today. temperatures cool across the board. 60s from the south bay into san francisco. the warm spot will be the north bay. that's where you are expecting to see low 70s. sun just about to come up. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks. thank you for the nice weather in the spring. turning to a story that has a lot of parents talking out of florida where a woman was reunited with her newborn son this week after he was taken away from child negligent. the mother is svegan. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: this morning, sarah markham is back with her newborn son, caleb after a few months. >> good morning. good morning. >> reporter: in june, police took caleb from the home in
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castleberry florida. his mother arrested for child negligent. a child she strongly denies. >> caleb was losing weight. i had concerns as i was breast feeding. that is when they said we need to supplement. >> reporter: markham is a vegan. she wanted to give him a soy-based formula. she was told to bring him to the emergency room. >> instead of taking him to the hospital, i went instead and got the formula. >> reporter: that's when the pediatrician called child protective services. >> cops broke down the door. came in and arrested her for child abuse and took the child to the hospital. which really is interesting. they take the child to the hospital. what does the hospital feed the an baby? the same soy product. >> reporter: but they said markham was argumentative and did not have a sense of urgency. when officers asked why she did
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not take him to the emergency room. she said she wanted a second opinion. >> as a new mom, you have the wonderful joy while pregnant. you want to meet the person inside of you for the first time. you want them to see you as protector. >> reporter: on wednesday, she regained custody of caleb. but is hoping the charges will be dropped so she can raise her son her way. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. it is saturday. that means college football games later today. this morning, a growing concern of something that is happening at many games. fans at the games could become unsuspecting victims from above. nbc's kerry sanders in boca raton with more. >> reporter: good morning, lester. i'm at the florida atlantic university football stadium. when fans pack in here or any stadium, their attention is out at the game play on the field.
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the federal aviation administration says there is a new threat and it is coming from above. the drones. madison, wisconsin. when the badgers beat the fighting illini last month, much of the game day turned sky ward to a tiny drone with a camera. a violation of restricted air space. >> when we see an object like this, we think of what could happen if the pilot loses control or the battery dies or a gust of wind and this crashes down into fans or players. >> reporter: the faa and local police say increasingly drones are showing up over packed stadiums. at the university of texas home opener this year, police confiscated a drone with camera and talked to a student. he not realize what he was doing was violation of federal law. this drone photographed by a news photographer when it showed
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up over the kansas/texas game. law enforcement said it would be especially difficult to stop a drone if it had a small bomb strapped. >> there are natural security implications. people have talked about terrorism and what could be carried along with a device like this. >> reporter: veteran drone pilot. >> i'll let you know. >> reporter: say those who buy these and treat them like toys can quickly run into problems. >> i have been a hobbyist for 15 years or more and when i first started, i used to crash a lot. >> reporter: ben richardson fly was two licensed pilots in air space now designated by the faa specifically just for drones. >> what do you say to the novice who says i got one. let's go for the shot over the stadium. >> i would say no. definitely not. >> reporter: because? >> bad things can happen. >> reporter: beyond the football stadiums, the faa reports it is
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getting daily sometimes reports two or three a day of drones flying too close to airports, planes and helicopters. clearly the faa says that those who are operating drones do not clearly understand the rules. lester. >> kerry, i think we wonder sometimes something bad would happen. thank you. lester, thanks. the entertainment world and many others are mourning the loss of a reality tv star. diem brown of the road rules challenge died at 32 years old after a long battle with cancer. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with cancer at 23. since then, she is sharing the battle with the disease and never giving up the fight to find a cure. she was cast as a beautiful blonde on mtv's real word.
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but reality has something harsher. diagnosed with ovarian cancer before the cameras started rolling, america watched her fight through chemo and hair loss. still taking on the show's challenges while waging her battle against a much tougher opponent. fans cheered her remission. in 2012, she was diagnosed again. >> shortly after my sixth year in the clear. >> reporter: it has spread to the lynph nodes. alicia quarrels was with brown in her final days. >> she touched people because she is genuine. as beautiful as she was on the outside, she is more beautiful on the inside. >> reporter: through it all,
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brown never gave up. tweeting this past tuesday, need prayers and advice and support. >> she didn't want us to cry. she should not have died from the disease. she wants to stop other people from going through what she went through. >> diem brown showed strength through it all. her advice, live as hard as vigorously as you can. erica. >> kristen, thanks. we're back right after this. so it seemed like a good time to sell my car. well, we make it pretty easy. in fact, your appraisal should be ready, let's pull it up. now, how long do i have to decide on this offer? seven days, and we'll buy your car even if you don't buy ours. but if i decide to buy a convertible? the offer is exactly the same either way. nice! aaanndd... here it is!
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winter just around the corner, i have to know will this one be as bad? according to the old farmer's almanac? yes. >> worse, it's going to be very cold and very snowy in the eastern two-thirds of the country. >> reporter: accept here's the thing, experts at the national oceanic atmosphere administration disagree. >> certainly, we don't expect that with with what we saw. >> reporter: so who's right? the old farmer's almanac has been predicting the weather for over 200 years. >> we don't use folk methods. >> reporter: folk methods like woolly caterpillars or onions with thick skins. >> anything farmers have been using for thousands of years based on observation, i'm going to say it's wrong. we came to conclusions about the winter about looking where we are in the solar cycle and el nino, what's going on with the
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big ocean currents. >> reporter: washington, d.c.'s climate prediction center relies only on science. >> we try to stay out of the animal kingdom. we use the best science techniques. we look at the state of the tropical pacific and el niño and various computer models. >> reporter: despite some of the different methods, the two organizations do agree when it comes to the west coast and the south. >> we think the drought in california is going to continue. >> below average temperatures across large parts of the south central and southeastern part of the u.s. >> so we'll have to wait and see who gets the winter forecast right. in the meantime, folks are preparing for the worst. so even as a meteorologist and a scientist, i like to believe those methods but i think folklore kind of has a lot to do with what happens. >> i love when you do that. flip that coin. we'll be right back, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good saturday morning to you. it's 6:26. this is a beautiful picture of the bay bridge toll plaza on a beautiful saturday morning. i'm kira klapper with anthony slaughter. this is the same weather we saw a few weekends ago. >> we had cold then warm last weekend now cold again. this is actually where we should be for this time of year. you look at your sky camera network, 39 degrees this morning. this is what we were looking at a couple of weeks ago. kind of a repeat this weekend of chilly air in places.
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with those clear skies to start, we are going to warm up quickly. it's not going to be overly warm today. temperatures will be below average because of that cold front that moved through a couple of days ago that brought the rain. temperatures today will only top out near 70. good news is we have rain in the forecast. not today, not tomorrow but this upcoming week. talking about several systems. we are talking about inches of rainfall, not just a little bit. we'll track that coming up at 7:00. >> so stay tuned. thank you, anthony. we begin with a nerve-racking experience for passengers on an alaska airlines flight out of oakland international airport last night. the plane was on its way to seattle. pilots had to turn back after take-off because of a bird strike that damaged the plane. the 737 did land safely back in oakland around 7:30. went through a maintenance section and passengers boarded a different plane and departed at midnight. >> if you're hitting the road this weekend, chip crackdown is in effect.
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officers are now looking for aggressive drivers. according to the chp, speed resulting in aggressive driving plays a significant role in death or injury on california highways. in one year between 2011 and 2012 there were 26,000 speed-related collisions. that resulted in 264 deaths and 38,000 injuries. >> when you're out driving with the flow of traffic, they are easy to distinguish. people that just weave in and out of traffic. >> construction on the bay bridge is under way once again. lanes on the western span are closed nightly for work as crews fix the joints. last month, the job brought traffic to a crawl. this time around, crews are closing fewer lanes and they are using quick-drying concrete. the work goes from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night except sundays for the next 2 1/2 months. coming up this morning on
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"today in the bay," spoil food served during the world series. the list of violations committed at multiple concession stands in kansas city, including claims of cockroaches in the kitchen. that plus your top stories and more. more appetizing stories, we promise at 7:00. right now back to the "today" show.
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♪ it's my 18th birthday today. >> celebrating our 40th anniversary in new york city. >> ohio loves "today." >> hi, dad. look at me. i'm on the "today" show. ♪ >> a great crowd here on a saturday morning, november 15th, 2014. a little brisk, but you would not know it by the warmth and enthusiasm on the plaza. always great to have you come by. thanks for coming.
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good morning. we also have people here for the first time in new york with the famous tree behind us. >> a beautiful scaffolding ornament. >> i see the lights. >> i think they are done. >> still to come in this half hour of "today," you hear times when people go camping and there are strict regulations. campers are told to lock up their food at night. at yosemite national park, more and more bears are finding their way out and meeting people. rangers have high tech ways to keep them away. ahead, jeff daniels and jim carrey are back in "dumb and dumber to." we will talk live to rachel melvin who plays the daughter of jeff daniels character. we will catch up with katherine heigl. we will talk about her new show where she plays a cia analyst.
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what is it like to play such a powerful woman? we will talk to her. we will talk to the oldest veteran in america at 108 years old. he is still going strong and has amazing stories that he picked up along the way. we do want to get you a final check of the weather from dylan. >> winter is here early. we know that. let's get into it. we are going to see snow fall across the plain states. especially nebraska and northern kansas and stretches to iowa and northern missouri today. we are looking for 1 to 3 inches of snow to make the roads slippery. elsewhere across the country, cold in the northern plains. it gets colder into monday. on sunday, some of that snow inches further south into northern texas and into oklahoma and parts of central missouri. then in the gulf coast, we are looking at it to warm up. highs in the 60s with heavy rain. up to 2 to 3 inches in louisiana and right along the coast of the carolinas. in the northeast, temperatures will only make it into the upper
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40s. we are going to see increasing clouds. we could see a little bit of snow in our area as we go into sunday night as well. i'm seeing here. first time in new york city. you guys are from boston. >> yeah. >> are you having fun? >> good morning. 6:33 the time. look at this beautiful sunrise over san francisco. you can see the beautiful colors over the bay area. no fog this morning, but just a few clouds as we wake up. those temperatures are chilly. need that jacket. 39 in the north bay. elsewhere in the 50s. later this afternoon, we'll find a good mix of sun and clouds. temperatures will remain on the cool side, back to the mid to upper 60s from the south bay into san francisco. including the tri-valley, as well. our warm spot will be the north bay, lower 70s there. and that's your latest forecast. erica. >> dylan, thanks. gps is used in so many ways these days, including bear
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tracking. rangers at yosemite national park are watching the animals because they are getting too close for comfort for visitors. nbc's joe fryer has more. >> reporter: every year, 4 million guests visit yosemite national park hoping to get close to nature. but sometimes nature can get a little too close. >> a bear had gotten on two of the cars and there are footprints on the cars. they were certainly around the camp site. >> reporter: this video show what is can happen when park visitors leave food in their cars. >> people want to see bears, which is wonderful, but we want to see bears in the natural setting. >> reporter: to keep the bears away, the park installed these storage lockers. campers are required to put all of the food inside of here so the bears can't get to it.
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thanks to efforts, bear encounters have plunged in the last 16 years. this year, yosemite is seeing a slight uptick. now the park has a new tool. >> the american black bear we are tracking with this data. >> reporter: wildlife officials put gps tracking collars on nine bears to trace their movements. ryan lahey tracks the park at night. of particular interest in an 8-year-old male hovering around the area. >> let me know what you have going on with that bear. >> reporter: he soon learns his team found the bear and chased him up a black oak tree on the edge of a popular campground. >> probably 50 yards from people sleeping. >> reporter: the bear is clearly agitated. eventually the biologists back off out of sight hoping he will leave. after some time passes, they use gps to find him in a different
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spot and scare him. [ flare shots ] >> reporter: once again, the bear takes shelter in a tree. this time he's farther from the camp site. the team feels comfortable letting him be. it works. the next day, gps tracking shows the bear moved deep into the wilderness. >> the gps collars are allowing us to better manage the bear situation and help us achieve our goal which is keeping yosemite bears wild. >> reporter: for campers it is little extra comfort. >> track them sooner better than later. >> reporter: as yosemite manages the delicate balance with the humans and bears that live here. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, yosemite national park. for "today," joe fryer, nbc nso last year we're invited to thanksgiving at the anderson's.
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emmy award winning actress katherine heigl has left a footprint on the small and big screen. now she is returning as charlie tucker in "state of affairs." >> i have an abduction in the region. an american doctor. >> i have fattah. >> got him how? how confident you will kill him today? >> i don't have eyes on him. >> and katherine is with us now. >> i'm everywhere. i apologize to america.
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>> i was trying to set it up. >> the idea is i play cia analyst who believes the president every day on the threats facing the nation. to do that, i have a team of people that work in the pdb vault. the president's daily brief. we go through the intelligence all the agencies that protect our nation. it is intense and the stakes are high and it is true. charlie has a huge heart and passion to do the right thing. she wanted to make an impact. a bigger difference. being to the right of theme president. >> it is alfrie woodward. she is the president. >> she is talented and the coolest lady. she told me before we came out, i want you to stand tall and
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stick your boobs out and butt out and walk with confidence. will you go with me, alfie. >> tell me if this is true. do you really have 36 pets? >> if you do the math, i think it is 36. >> i give you ten seconds to name. >> i'll start with my dogs. piper, oscar, bubba, weezer, stella. four cats. jerry. charlie and stanley and whiskey. the horses, we have jasmine and ronnie. >> that's insane. >> family is important to you. daughters and husband and mom. we were talking about this off camera. if you are in the storm of criticism, you went through a tough time for a while. is that your escape? >> absolutely. >> how do you push through that? >> absolutely.
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utah has been a saving grace for me. people are grounded and a safe life for my kids. i get to completely decompress to be present. utah has been that for me. it put my head back on right. >> the start of the new chapter. oh, let's hear what she has to say. >> just that i'm kind of and this is cliche. i'm a lot like everybody else. the same thing that matters to us matters to me. our children and family and friends. making the most of every moment and animals mean a lot. >> here's to the juggle and new chapter. you can catch the new series "state of affairs" here on monday on nbc. we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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20 years ago, jeff daniels and jim carrey burst on the big screen with "dumb and dumber." >> now they are back with "dumb and dumber to" to find the daughter that jeff daniels never knew he had. >> you will have a romance with the person across from you. >> it's a good thing i'm not your uncle. >> don't be concerned about the age difference. just shut up and makeout. it will all sort itself out later. >> rachel melvin plays penny in "dumb and dumber to." >> i said jeff bridges. it is jeff daniels. >> it happens all the time. >> with a w >> what was it like working with those comedy legends? >> it was great.
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jim's comedy is from physical and jeff's is subtle. they known as comedic actors. >> did you feel you need to keep up with them? >> i never felt pressure on set. they both took me under their wing and made me at ease. it was a learning experience. >> what a great day at the office. as i understand it, you went in to audition for a dodge commercial and you get cast in the movie. how does that happen? >> i wish it had been that short of a process. i walked into the dodge commercial and he saw something in me. asked if i knew who the farrellys were. he asked me to come in and read. from that point on, it was the normal casting process. >> i found out something interesting on you. you were a contestant on "family feud." is that true ?
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>> yes, that is true. my sister was obsessed with the show. she wanted to be on from. >> we will let you relive the experience. how about top jim carrey movie quotes of all time. go. >> thank you very much. all righty then. >> ace ventura. >> i have the most annoying sound in the world. >> i think that could be in the top. that is a good well known one. >> how about so you're telling me there's a chance. >> how did i miss that? >> it was "dumb and dumber." >> that's the one i am missing. is that the number one answer? >> this is our survey. we did it. >> we'll take whatever you got. >> a couple of others. i don't think they are appropriate for air that i like. >> this is true. >> we have something else we found out about you. we did a little digging. we understand you played a game
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of bingo and won $600. that enabled you to move to california? >> i like to play games. >> scratch off? >> no, in arizona, i turned 18 and three months later, the gambling law would change you had to be 21. i went with my grandma. her favorite thing to do is play bingo. there are ladies there with the trinkets. >> we got you some scratch offs. not bingo. i want to remind you we gave them to you and you love "dateline" a lot. if you win, you might want to share with this guy. >> it could be an episode. >> penny for penny. >> we'll do a scratch off. >> great to have you here. movie is "dumb and dumber to." dylan, we will see if you are lucky with the plaza fan of the day.
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earlier this week, the country honored the great soldiers in memory of veterans day. >> there is one veteran who remembers world war i and fought in world war ii. we have craig melvin with the latest. >> richard overton. he is the oldest veteran. he attributes his longevity to catfish and significawhiskey an cigars all day long. i spend time with him in texas doing what he loves. thankful and awe struck. hundreds line the streets to celebrate living history. >> at 108 years old.
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>> reporter: richard overton was born may 11, 1906. he was eight when world war i started. >> me and my dad come from the country and a wagon team came out and watched the soldiers walk. >> reporter: years later when world war ii broke out, he joined the fight. heading to hawaii and guam and iwo jima. >> still a sharpshooter. i learned how to shoot way back yonder. my daddy had guns. >> reporter: one reason he lasted so long? brown liquor. >> you put that whiskey in and it gets your muscles warm. >> reporter: outside the house he bought for $4,000 for 70 years ago, more lessons in lo
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longevi longevity. >> i smoke. >> reporter: and another tip? dari dairy. >> i drink milk every day. i eat ice cream every night. >> reporter: a few of the healthy living rules, but one richard overton lives by. love the journey and don't spend time worrying about the end. >> i don't think about it. you can't do anything about that. it will come whether you want it or not. i think about living. >> you have to think about living. it will come whether you want it or not. >> ice cream every night. >> he has out lived two wives. he has a younger girlfriend at 90. they are not married. she sleeps in the front room. he is very old fashioned. >> thanks, craig. >> thank you. >> nice to see you here on a saturday. >> good to be here. the weather could have been a little nicer.
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>> dylan? >> she is running away. >> dylan, we love the weather. >> that is it on saturday morning. tomorrow on "today,"
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good morning. i'm kira klapper. next on "today in the bay," a plane forced to turn around shortly after take-off. what caused this emergency landing in oakland. a sophisticated game of telephone played inside a county jail. the officers busted for smuggling contraband into inmates. aggressive drivers, we'll tell you about the chp crackdown.
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good saturday morning. it's shy of 7:00. you are getting a beautiful live look from at&t park. part of downtown san francisco. a little bit of the bay bridge on your right. good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm kira klapper here with anthony slaughter with a look at your micro climate forecast from two weeks ago, basically. a cool weekend. >> yes. it was cold like this two weeks
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ago, warm and now back to cold. you mentioned, beautiful shot in san francisco this morning. here atop our cam you can see we are fog-free this morning. it will be sunny with very fallike conditions. not very warm. tomorrow it will warm up and become breezy with winds gusting across some higher elevations. we set the stage for rain. we are talking about more rain this upcoming week, possibly by wednesday into thursday. right now we take a look outside. from the south bay to the north bay. we are clear but chilly this morning. want to grab that jacket. plenty of sunshine. temperatures not too warm, not too hot. just right. >> just right. >> right in the middle. >> like goldilocks. >> yes. we'll talk about the rain chance coming up. >> thank you. we begin first with a nerve-racking experience for passengers on an alaska airlines flight out of oakland international ai

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