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the reason you see more traffic on the bay bridge. >> all right. that's what's happening in the bay. we will be back with you live with local news. good morning. breaking overnight, wanted. . good morning. breaking overnight. wanted. officials announce they are seeking extradition of the american dentist who killed cecil the lion. so far u.s. officials can't find him. what his guide is saying about the hunt and the surprising request he sys the hunter made after the lion's death. looking for more. searchers descend on reunion island to scour for more plane debris as this giant piece made its way to france to be examined. >> two more children found locked in cars and rescued by bystanders and police. >> oh my god!
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oh my god! both managers now facing charges. and we have a winner. the olympic committee announces where the 2022 winter olympics will be held. >> beijing. >> how do you top this? the choice making olympic history this friday, july 31st 2015. >> announcer: this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning and welcome to "today." matt has the morning off and we locked him in his office so natalie and i could host the show together. we have tons of country fans. how much did you love the country fans. they said hello miss morales.
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they are so polite. beijing is the big choice for 2022. i informed you that you and i will be 50 in the year 2022. >> i'm so happy for the city. they know how to do the olympics. they did an incredible job. the first time and the first country to get the summer and winter olympics. >> i don't know how they top it but they have seven years to try. let's get to breaking news and it's tied to the controversial killing of cecil the lion by a dentist from minnesota. officials in zimbabwe said they want that hunter to be held accountable for laws they say he violated. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: new this morning zimbabwe's wildlife minster said extradition is being sought for the dentist who killed the beloved lion. federal wildlife officials said
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they made multiple attempts to get in touch with the doctor but have not been able to speak to him. at a news conference this morning, zimbabwe's wildlife minster said zimbabwe is seeking to extradite walter palmer. >> processes have started and we are looking forward for his extradition. >> at home, u.s. officials are asking palmer to come forward. the u.s. fish and wildlife service tweeting thursday we are investigating the killing of cecil the lion, will go where facts lead. doctor walter palmer is staying out of sight and the man who guided the american on that hunt tells the telegraph he is devastated. he is out on bail after pleading not guilt tow poaching charges stemming from the hunt tells the paper it went wrong from the
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beginning. he said palmer first shot cecil the lion with an arrow, but it was too late to track him so they went home for the night. 11 hours later they spotted the wounded lion and the client then shot it with his bow and arrow and killed it. that's when he told the telegraph they found the lion's tracking collar which meant he was a protected animal. he and palmer were upset. he said he panic and hit the collar in a tree. still the guide said palmer later asked if they could hunt for an elephant the next day. palmer has not been charged with any crime and has said he will cooperate with authorities. we have also learned that the sa fares club international suspended walter palmer and is calling for a full investigation into the killing of cecil. savannah? >> thank you so much. let's go to lisa bloom, a
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"today" analyst. the u.s. has an extradition treaty. what is the likelihood that if he is found will be sent there? >> it's good. they have to file formal charges and they make an application to the u.s. and he can assert legal rights and say i shouldn't be extradited. >> what would he say to say i shouldn't be facing char >> we know he'll say i relied on the local laws. i relied on the local guides. they let me down. >> there is a political element, a question of what the u.s. relationship is with zimbabwe's leadership which has been tricky in the past. >> well zimbabwe rates high on the corruption including the legal system on the international scales. that's another defense walter palmer could assert. my legal rights won't be protected there. >> finally you have to think this case has a lot to to with public pressure. officials have known about it for some time. only now after the case bubbled up in the headlines are they
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seeking to charge him. >> right. walter palmer could say i'm the subject of a witch hunt. it happened july 1. zimbabwe didn't seek to extra extradite me then. only since people signed up to a petition and have spoken out on social media. >> it will raise interesting legal issues. thank you. now to the overnight news on the fate of mh-370. debris on reunion island thousands of miles from the search zone headed to france. crash inspectors preparing to inspect it closely for what happened to the doomed flight. we have more starting with tom costello. what's the latest? >> reporter: that piece of water wreckage was in the water for about 500 days. 500 days of sunshine and 500 days of saltwater. will it reveal any clues as to
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what happened? it's not much to go on but it's all investigators have. the flaperon sits here on the trailing edge of the plane's wing to help slow it on approach and bank at high altitudes. investigators will inspect the metal looking for anything to tell them did mh-370 hit the water at a high or low speed? did it go in nose-first or in more of a controlled landing. are there signs of fire or explosive residue? and will the barnacles provide a clue about the ocean path it might have traveled? >> by carefully looking at the species of barnacles they are we can get a degree where the debris was passed. >> reporter: oceanographers believe it could have been carried by the counterclockwise movement in the indian ocean. likely coordinators believe mh-370 likely went down in the
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priority search zone off the coast of australia, an area they have been searching above water and below for more than a year. if there it could be two to three miles under the water in deep, rugged terrain. >> this one piece of wreckage is not going to tell us what happened or why. it's going to confirm that, in fact, this airplane did go down in the water. >> hi, everyone. >> reporter: from the beginning the captain shah was a focus of the investigation. investigators removed the flight simulator and computer drives from his home looking for evidence he deliberately flew off course into the indian ocean. even the fbi was asked to assist. so far there is no solid evidence of foul play. meanwhile the resting place of mh-370 and the 239 people on board remains a mystery nearly 17 months later. wanted to mention the photograph of the piece of luggage that washed ashore on reunion island. australian coordinators are less certain it has a connection to mh-370. it doesn't show signs of being in the water for 16 months. they are sending it to france for inspection. experts say finding the wing
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flap should at least eliminate the theory that mh-370 was flown to a remote location where the passengers were held prisoner. as we reported all along, the lead theory is somebody intentionally crashed this plane into the ocean. back to you. >> tom costello. a couple of pieces of a complex puzzle. >> bill neely made his way there this morning. bill, good morning to you. are. >> reporter: good morning from reunion island. this is the rocky beach where the piece of aircraft was found and they are still searching for more. police and local people looking for any more evidence, any clues that might point to where this debris came from. this is the man who found the debris and a suitcase nearby and more items this morning. what johnny has just found is this bottle on the beach. the reason it is interesting, it
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is from indonesia. no indonesian products sold on this island. it is possible it has come across the indian ocean from a plane. they also just found a bottle of water from china. most of the passengers on mh-370 were chinese. while they are searching this coastline by land and by air. that helicopter scouring the coastline looking for more debris. out at sea, there are fishing boats and a coast guard ship looking for anything that may have come from an aircraft. >> for the families it brings mixed emotions. some hope it will bring closure. others fear it is the end of their last hope. those on the island here simply hope they can do more to help solve this enduring mystery. bill neely, nbc news, reunion island. >> right where they found that wreckage. now to politics. at home it will be a big weekend in the republican presidential
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race leading up to next week's first debate in cleveland. to make the primetime slot candidates must be polling in the top ten nationally by tuesday's cutoff. >> they have been told they will line up on stage according to the numbers. if the debate were today we would see donald trump center stage surrounded by jeb bush, scott walker, rand paul, mike huckabee, ted cruz, ben carson and chris christie. the question is who gets the tenth and final spot? it is neck and neck with john kasich and then rick perry. >> the rest of the field will then take part in a separate debate ahead of the main event. >> earlier in the evening. we should say lester holt will sit down with jeb bush later today. you can see it on "nightly news" and more on sunday on "meet the press." after a week after the horrific theater shooting we are getting a first look at the
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surveillance video from the rampage. we are hearing the frantic emergency calls for help. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: for the fist time we are seeing surveillance images of john houser, the lafayette cinema killer, buying a ticket, walking past the concession stand towards the theater where moments later he would start his murderous spree. >> there was a shooting at the grand theatre. >> yes, sir. today on the line. >> reporter: a flurry of calls to 911. >> how many shots? >> like six or seven. he shot right at people. >> reporter: the horror becoming apparent. >> it's going to be an active shooter. >> reporter: police arrived at the scene. >> he is reloading. we have an active shooter. >> chaos. >> i need units and i need units with rifles in here. >> middle aged woman lying on the curb with blood coming out of her leg. >> listen, we need everybody here. send me anybody you've got. >> reporter: nbc news obtained this exclusive video showing john houser three weeks earlier
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checking into a hotel. no indication of the devastation he would cause before taking his own life. >> suspect is down. suspect is down. we have several more victims inside with gunshot wounds. >> reporter: thursday night in lafayette, a gathering for healing remembering the two killed and nine wounded. >> it's great to honor them together as one community. >> reporter: kerry sanders, nbc news. >> so hard to see that tape. >> meantime out west the wildfires are getting bad. it is. good morning, everyone. 7,000 firefighters are being pushed to their limits in california this morning as they battle flames in drought conditions. more than a dozen large wildfires are burning there. most of them in the northern half of the state. in sacramento county eight homes were destroyed after a fire ripped through a mobile home park. but the biggest challenge in
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lake county which is 100 miles north of san francisco. that fire destroyed two homes and scorched more than 13,000 acres. there are concerns over cyber security at home. nbc news exclusively obtained a u.s. intelligence map highlighting nearly 700 public and private victims of chinese cyber espionage. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more for us this morning. good morning, pete. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. has been warning about how aggressively china is engaged in cyber spying here. a classified map obtained by nbc shows how widespread it is. prepared by the national security agency the map shows a red dot for every successful cyber intrusion by china over the past five years. nearly 700 in all against both government and private companies, large and small. among the targets, trade secrets for popular drugs, specifications for hybrid cars, genetics of productive food crops and the working of civilian and military air
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traffic control systems. the fbi is investigating hundreds of cases of suspected chinese espionage, 50% more than a year ago. it's making a big push urging american companies to vastly improve their cyber defenses. tamron? >> all right, pete. thank you very much. the former university of cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop has been released on $1 million bond. ray tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter. he is accused of shooting samuel dubose on july 19th for stopping him for not having a front license plate. tensing is due back in court next month. history being made by the international olympic committee. beijing has been selected to host the 2022 winter games, becoming the first city to be awarded both the winter and summer games. the chinese capital hosted the 2008 summer olympics.
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beijing defeated kazakhstan in a vote by the ioc. more coming up for you in the orange room this morning. frightening moments in long beach, california, thursday. >> whoa. >> reporter: whoa to say the least. an underground vault explosion. that's what it is. it triggered a huge power outage. 30,000 customers were left out without electricity. police urged residents to stay away from manhole covers after that explosion. thankfully no one was hurt. certainly frightening there. video this morning of an unwelcome guest. take a look. this is in houston at an apartment. look closely. that's a two-foot-long aggressive cobra. >> i didn't know they were in categories. most of us would run. this person decided to stay and capture video. it is native to southeast asia and can be deadly.
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police captured the snake after using a broom to corner it. pest control took over from there. i assume this is someone's pet. >> where did this happen? >> houston, texas. it's not a species native to texas. aggressive cobra. a lot of people get these dangerous exotic pets illegally. >> maybe a couch potato cobra, but not an aggressive one. >> laid back cobra. >> especially when it opens the door. >> yeah. without knocking. >> i don't even want a passive-aggressive cobra. >> you're on a roll. >> i'm not going to bite you. i'm going to bite you. >> don't make me bite you. we have had a cold front move through. that will knock down the humidity levels. but it brought a lot of rain in new york city. new jersey. look at the tree down.
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damaging stuff. we really had some power lines down. a real mess yesterday. but the good news is that even though it will be hot it will feel better. yesterday at 1:00, 89 in boston. 55% relative humidity in boston. 62% in washington. and philadelphia. but then the front moves through. by this afternoon, the humidity level is much more comfortable. by this afternoon humidity levels much more comfortable and not going to feel as bad. still hot over the next several days. over 100 in dallas and 90s in albany, jork george. look at the pacific northwest. possible wreckage from spokane, seattle, down to redding, california. now the state is in 32% drought. extreme drought for washington state. combine the heat and lack of rain. it's bad out there. that's why the wildfires are bad. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. it's a long day and sometimes,
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savannah? >> coming up it will be hard to watch. emotional scenes caught on camera as two mothers are confronted about leaving their children in hot cars. the tug of war between pop star katy perry and a group of nuns over who can buy a convent goes to court. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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no one was hurt. a new strategy this weekend to help beach goers. they often use surface streets but the town is worried about emergency vehicles getting caught in the traffic. starting tomorrow police officers will direct traffic and point them back to the freeway away from downtown. here's meteorologist carrie hallman. >> i'm tracking this morning rain moving across parts of the bay area. monsoonal moisture streams in approaching the south bay right now and could be moving into gilroy. be on the lookout for rain elsewhere and low clouds and muggy conditions. highs reaching the 80s and 90s. 82 degrees and castro at 70 degrees and in the north bay expect highs in the 70s and 80s and 90s in the trivalley.
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>> we had a lot of slowing south bound 101 approaching university the last couple of minutes. whatever it was, we'll look at the map. not a huge deal. a light friday traffic. look at that. crash south of 680. only gets you on the board south 242 again. no big deal there though. we have a slower drive just developing down the east shore. >> we have more local news coming up for you in about a half hour. see you then.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] 7:30 on friday morning the 31st of july, 2015. we have great country music fans packed into the plaza. we'll get a live concert from the wildly popular artist jason aldean. he'll take the stage around our 8:30 half hour. >> he'll be "burning it down." one of his songs. >> he's hot right now. >> he is. let's look at what's making headlines. officials in zimbabwe planning to seek extradition for dr. walter palmer. the american dentist who killed cecil the lion. they say palmer financed what
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amounted to an illegal hunt. they want him held accountable. >> a devastating scene in northern california. a wildfire tore through a mobile home park south of sacramento. there were no injuries reported. at least 13 homes were damaged or destroyed. >> the former university of cincinnati police officer charged with murdering an unarmed black man during a traffic stop is out of jail. ray tensing posted 10% of his $1 million bond last night, hours after pleading not guilty at his arraignment. >> coming up, it's not over. remember the dust-up between a group of nuns and pop star katy perry over who could own this convent? it went to court. is anyone happy with what the judge just decided? katy versus the nuns. >> interesting to see. what did you say, al? >> will does anybody have a prayer of being happy? >> thank you. >> we count on you for that. we begin on a somber note and disturbing scenes caught on camera. two more children rescued from
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sweltering cars, yes, during one of the hottest weeks of the year. nbc's stephanie gosk is on the story this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> i can't believe we are talking about it. this case happened in new jersey on thursday. the mother arrested and released with a ticket. her daughter is okay. we are seeing more of these incidents where police and bystanders are forced to take action. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: cell phone video shows a police officer pulling a crying toddler to safety in a new jersey parking lot thursday afternoon after bystanders and later another officer tried to break into this scorching hot car. >> i'm telling the girl, don't cry. we'll get you out. she was drenched in sweat. she was just crying constantly. [ crying ] >> she's soaking wet. >> reporter: a minute later the toddler's mother returns to the car with a full shopping cart and another child.
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>> is this your kid? you left her in the car. >> sorry, sorry. >> no sorry. she could have died. >> reporter: she was arrested for child endangerment. it's the latest in a series of incidents where police and bystanders have taken matters into their own hands after seeing kids left alone in hot cars. >> oh, god. i can't believe i did that. >> reporter: tuesday, oklahoma mother hannah sikandi screamed in panic after a couple found her 1-year-old in the back seat of the vehicle. >> she walked past the van. i don't know. it didn't sit right with me. i said what was that sound. >> are you the mother? >> yes. >> reporter: the child was alone in the car for 45 minutes while she was shopping. according to the police report the temperature inside the car reached above 120 degrees. the child was treated at a nearby hospital and released a day later. her mother was arrested and charged with child abuse. this heat wave is affecting tens of millions of americans across the country. it is important to know that
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rising temperatures can quickly turn a car into a hot oven and create a potentially deadly environment. as temperatures as low as 80 the heat inside a car can reach deadly levels in ten minutes. even if the win tows are cracked windows are cracked a couple of inches. >> and little kids are more susceptible to getting hot faster. >> people are still doing this, so we still need to talk about it. >> thank you, stephanie. we have an update this morning on the battle over who gets to buy a former convent in california that has pitted katy perry against nuns. here's nbc's hallie jackson. >> reporter: the fate of this stunning former convent now in the hands of a higher power, an l.a. court weighing in on a battle royale between the nuns who used to live here, the catholic church, and somebody worshipped by millions. ♪ i kissed a girl ♪ ♪ and i liked it ♪ >> reporter: pop star katy perry is hoping to buy this place from the archdiocese of l.a. but these nuns already sold it to a
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local developer. hollister already moved in. >> we wouldn't have gone through with the transaction if we weren't sure we were on the right side of it. >> reporter: thursday a judge disagreed describing the sale as invalid and improper. the archdiocese taking it as a victory. >> it's simple. we win, they lose. >> reporter: the mixed ruling is just the beginning of a legal fight that could stretch for years. in the meantime, perry might be allowed to rent the house. lawyers in court said she's interested. so into the eight-acre property in one of l.a.'s trendiest neighborhood she visited the nuns a few months ago treating them to a private performance of "o happy day". >> there has been no "o happy day." it's a very o sad day. >> reporter: these sisters, deeply attached to their home would rather someone else moved in. someone who better reflect their values. but the archdiocese said the deal from perry, a preacher's daughter is better.
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>> we are pleased with the judge's ruling. he's ruled invalidly the hollister sale. ♪ >> reporter: the real fireworks could come in september when a judge decides who can live here while the case works its way through court. getting to call this $15 million slice of heaven home. hallie jackson nbc news, los angeles. >> it goes on and on and on. >> how many stories can you get the nuns in and katy perry videos? >> if we get one of them together. the meeting with the nuns and katy. >> like a madonna music video. al, what's going on in the weather? >> maybe we could get the nun from "italy's got talent" to come. hey, we are talking rain in the southwest. finally they are seeing rain in southern california. this monsoonal moisture outside of los angeles.
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while the roads were passable parts of i-5 were closed because of heavy rain and flooding. there is more on tap for the weekend. we have moisture from the southwest all the way into mt. kilauea all the way into california. so the moisture flows up out of mexico. heavy downs, localized flash flooding. gusty winds and rainfall amounts anywhere from an inch to an inch and a half from southern california all the way to texas. good morning. i'm meteorologist carrie haul with that monsoonal moisture bringing us humidity. much of the rain has dried up and we're starting out in the low to mid-60s as you head out the door a lot of low clouds and 70 degrees will be the high in san francisco today. north bay 83 degrees and 86. a bit sticky in the peninsula. trivalley topping out in the low 90s with the sun coming out as we go through the day.
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mostly sunny skies for the afternoon across the bay. don't forget. get the weather you need on the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. savannah? >> al, thanks. just ahead the ultimate invitation. video of a thousand rockers coming together for a foo fighters song. it's burning up the internet. how the band is responding. >> also talking about the search for atlantis. >> coming up on "today" one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of them all. an entire city that sank beneath the sea. could there be a clue here? ...and kid - in all of us. ♪ ♪ nutritious wheat for the adult you've grown into. and delicious sweet for the kid you'll . . .
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the very place where the lost city of atlantis once stood? some folks think it was in the atlantic, as the name suggests. but others believe it was here in the mediterranean. and now from this stunning volcanic island, there is fresh evidence. a colossal volcanic eruption ripped through the heart of this island. 100 foot thick, a city buried, an ancient people devastated. a thousand years later, the philosopher plato wrote, there were earthquakes and floods with extraordinary violence and a single dreadful day and night, the island of atlantis was swallowed up by the sea and vanished. this local skipper believes, like many, that plato's atlantis was here. >> if it was not here, it will never be found. >> reporter: he sails us into
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the heart of the volume cano, where the lava is still active and you can swim in the hot springs. scientists have recently discovered that the eruption from this super volcano was even more destructive than previously thought. >> the consequences of the eruption, it is likely the worst explosion mankind has ever had. >> reporter: one of the world's foremost experts on tsunamis says the destruction didn't end there. >> this wave is about 300 feet high. >> reporter: though much smaller by the time it hit the island of crete, the tsunami was devastating. >> bone, wall plaster, more pottery, basically churned up households. knocks all these buildings down. >> reporter: archaeologists have spent more than 30 years here. >> they control the sea. >> reporter: he says they were advanced, just like the people in plato's atlantis. >> running water coming down
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into their buildings. men and women are equal. >> reporter: and their palaces were magnificent. but atlantis? >> i really suspect that the civilization and san tore eveny is where atlantis is. >> reporter: amazingly and despite the similarities to atlantis, the doctor is not so sure. >> where is atlantis? is it in the mediterranean sea there? or that way or that way? >> go west. go west, out to the pillars of hercules. >> reporter: he believes that when plato wrote that atlantis was beyond the pillars of hercules, he meant outside the mediterranean. >> into the atlantic ocean, which is why it's called the atlantic ocean. and i think that's where you'll find it. send james cameron out there with a submarine, and he'll find it. >> reporter: there are folks who say the lost city of atlantis
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never existed, or that plato embellished or exaggerated the facts. or maybe he was just trying to tell a story that people would wonder about thousands of years later. you know, guys, he was a clever guy, that plato. >> keir simmons. >> not as clever as keir getting them to send him for that story. >> a great vacation there. >> only one thing we can do, go and investigate. >> if it's not there, perhaps it's in the maldives. or hawaii. >> or bali. >> or the italian coast. >> the "today" show investigates. >> we'll stay on it. coming up on trending, meet the couple taking surfing to incredible new levels. >> oh, my goodness. and then next, what could be the one drawback to this morning's historic choice to host the 2022 olympics in beijing. but first, these messages.
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room. mr. daly. >> good morning! 2022 winter olympics trending on twitter. big news for beijing. that's right. tamron mentioned beijing will host in 2022. the first city to host both a summer and winter games. of course we were there for the games as you can see in 2008. no one can forget the incredible opening ceremony. man, they did a great job. that will be tough to top. another thing people are talking about from beijing. al? >> yes? >> your rhythmic gymnastics routine with matt is the talk of the town. >> one for the ages. >> there has been some discussion guys. beijing not exactly a big winter city. average temperatures in february when the games are held there. 30 degrees fahrenheit. snowfall rare. what they will do because of the issue, the ice events will be held in beijing. snow events 120 miles away.
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i'm ... ==vo== a tentative ruling may end up coing jahmcmath's family millions of dollars. the good morning. 7:56. a tentative ruling may end up costing a mass family millions of dollars. the mercury news reports that a county judge intends to uphold previous findings that the oakland girl is dead even though she is still on life support at children's hospital oakland. if the ruling is made final rngs they would limit potential damages getting a malpractice suit to 250,000 instead of potentially millions of dollars if she were considered alive. a developing story in lake county where a massive wild fire burned overnight and ballooned inside. it is burning southeast of clear lake. they have grown to more than 13,000 acres since wednesday and just is about 5% contained. the fire has destroyed at least three structures and there are
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hundreds of residents under an evacuation order. meteorologist carrie hall has a look at the forecast. >> muggy and rain in parts of the south bay. showers we're tracking and a little bit of light rain. won't last long and may continue to move into morgan hill. we'll get clearing and still humid. highs in the 80s and 90s. mainly in the 70s and low 80s in san francisco. a high of 70 degrees. martinez 82 degrees. pleasing ton topping out at 89 degrees. how's the commute looking? >> two trouble spots. one south bound and university a smooth drive. we did have an earlier crash causing extra slowing. not a big deal right here. we're going to zoom out to the other slow spot coming down towards 24 earlier crash. the bay bridge toll plaza we're seeing more of a crowd.
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look at the spot itself. bart closes this weekend. not so easy. we'll get you back to the today show. e a bow and arrow ♪ ♪ a broken guitar ♪ ♪ while the rainwater washes away ♪ ♪ who you are ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ [♪]
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it's 8:00. moms in need of friends? there is an app for that. >> making mom friends is more challenging than dating. there is so much more that goes into it. >> how websites are helping moms connect. >> she lives two streets away and i never knew her. >> plus, gymnasts on a surfboard surfboard. how about tandem acrobatic surfing? we'll introduce you to the couple wowing the competition in hawaii. ♪ ♪ just getting started tonight. >> and we are just getting started. a concert from jason aldean live on the plaza today, friday july 31 2015. ♪
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>> we love jason aldean. >> "today" looks good on you. >> it's my birthday and we love jason aldean. ♪ ♪ it's my kind of party ♪ >> jason's in the house. >> we are just getting started with jason aldean! >> jason aldean's biggest fan! [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning. welcome back to "today." it is friday july 31 2015. so long july. >> not before jason aldean rocks the plaza. we have a huge crowd out here. we are not a little bit country today. we are a lot country.
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matt lauer has the morning off. natalie is here. >> love the enthusiasm like that little kid in the open. >> i thought wrangler was waiting patiently for jason. he just wants a treat. >> let's go inside to tamron who's in for natalie with the top stories. >> good morning, everyone. the american dentist who sparked global outrage by killing cecil the lion could be a wanted man. overnight officials in zimbabwe said they will seek to have trchlt walter palmer extradited to their country for an illegal hunt. u.s. officials haven't been able to contact the minnesota dentist. the man who guided him on the hunt is speaking out. he said only after palmer had killed cecil did they find the tracking collar indicating he was a protected animal. a piece of airplane wreckage presumed to be from malaysia airlines flight 370 is headed to
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france where it will be examined for clues as to how the plane was lost. tom costello is in washington. fwrorm. >> reporter: hi, tamron. this is a flaperon and it is a piece of the boeing 777. this:is it from malaysia flight 370? investigators will be looking for impact marks. evidence it was a high or low speed impact with the water, evidence of a fire explosion or explosive residue. they will be looking at the barnacle life. they want to see if there is a suggestion it traveled across the indian ocean and where it may have originated from. australians believe the plane likely is sitting in the priority search zone off the australian coast. will the barnacles in any way suggest what part of the indian ocean it originated in. lastly the piece of luggage we showed you yesterday. they will be looking to see whether that's connected to mh-370. this morning, australia
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commanders doubt it because they say it doesn't look like it had been on the water for 16 months. back to you. >> thank you very much. teenagers ran for their lives when the driver of an suv appeared to chase them along a sidewalk with his vehicle. this happened outside the school in rockford illinois. nobody was hurt and the driver was arrested. police say he'd gone to the school to threaten young people who had bullied his teenaged daughter. new concerns this morning about the health of actress valerie harper after she was taken to the hospital before a performance in maine. joe fryer has the latest from los angeles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the theater in maine where harper has been performing said she's resting comfortably and will be in the hospital for observation. the hospital she was taken to said she's been discharged. so far no comment from her family or representative. it is the latest chapter in her battle with terminal cancer.
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instead of taking the stage, valerie harper was rushed to the hospital a playhouse in maine said moments before the performance harper wasn't feeling well. she was initially unconscious, according to the fire department. but regained consciousness before the ambulance arrived. this comes two and a half years after harper was diagnosed with a rare incurable form of brain cancer. at the time she was told she might have only three to six months to live. it's a battle she's fought publically sharing her story with savannah. >> i allow myself to grieve. i really cry or sob. but life is life. and we wouldn't have it without death. >> reporter: yet with time her condition actually improved. within months harper even competed on "dancing with the stars." last year she up tated kathie lee and hoda on her condition. >> what i have is incurable and terminal. but guess what. not today. >> tomorrow's looking good.
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right? >> your lips to god's ear. >> reporter: harper's costar is sally struthers. she released a statement saying valerie is feeling better adding it's an amazing blessing. tamron? >> we obviously wish her the best. we are fans of valerie harper. now to savannah. >> tamron thank you so much. we ask the question a lot here. can women have it all? what about dads? carson has the story. >> according to a recent article in the new york times more young men hope to find the perfect work-life balance. the question is the work place red ti to accept it? it's the new my length yell mindset. men 18 to 29 part of the 80 million plus generation saying we want it all. >> i would put it 50-50. >> i could be open to the tuts. >> it's splitting it up equally. >> bread winner by day, daddy by night. >> more than any generation
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millennials want to do the same amount of child care. they want to do the same amount of house work and they both want careers that are equally important. >> reporter: it seems doable in theory. once the baby comes achieving the goal isn't as easy as it seems. >> there are real challenges in young couples. attaining the type of relationship they want. >> reporter: according to thursday's new york times my length yell men aren't the dads they thought they would be because the modern american work place isn't up to date with the mindset. the challenges stem from a corporate world that is behind the times when it comes to flexible schedules, paid leave for dads. >> often if a man asks for something like paternity leave he's stigmatized. he might be denied a promotion, may not get a raise. >> reporter: according to a study in the american sociological review when faced with challenges we revert back. 53% of dads saying it was better
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for mothers and fathers to take on traditional roles. >> when they run up against the reality of a demanding work place and home life they tend to fall back on traditional and gender forms of relationships where women are the primary home it is maker and men are the primary bread it is winner. >> reporter: how can dads have it all? >> my length yells are the largest generation already in the work force. as they climb the ranks they can shape policies that more accurately reflect the way they want to live their lives. >> the theory sit takes more time. you have the ideals of the ss clashing with the work place. but as they climb the ranks they will be policy makers. >> i like that men are taking on more roles in the home now. then they face the same question. how do you balance it all? i'm glad we are paying attention. thank you. coming up how much trouble would you be in?
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back now at 8:12. gather around the trending table, everybody. >> all right. we have a few ladies on the set here today. >> we're outnumbered, al.
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>> how much did judy bloom mean to your life? >> everything. she taught me everything. >> things that my parents wouldn't tell me. >> everything i know about sex came from "are you there, god, it's me margaret." >> yes. >> i'm the man i am because of blubber. >> really? >> really? >> that's why you're so sensitive. i knew there was a reason. >> "blubber" was one of my favorites. if someone gave away your most prized copy of "are you there, god, it's me margaret", what would do you? >> i would not be happy. i held on to mine for a long time. >> this happened. a man in brooklyn descent alaccidentally gave away his wife's copy. he's on a desperate search to get it back. he posted these signs all over brooklyn. the book is extremely important to my wife. it was a keepsake from her mother and irreplaceable. the story went viral, caught the attention of judy bloom herself. we reached out to judy.
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here's a part of what she had to say. this story will have a happy ending. here's a guy who cares enough to get his wife's book back. if he doesn't, great, if he doesn't, she'll forgive him. either way, i'm sending her a signed book. >> it was hers. her mom gave it to her. there is an inscription that says christmas 1991. if you have this book you have to contact -- >> who did he give it away to? >> a box of stuff and put it on the corner. >> it is different now than the one we had. >> yes. >> my mom threw away my comic book collection. i was devastated. >> that's worth a lot. >> devastated. >> did you learn a lot about stuff in your comic books? >> i did. plastic man to kryptonite. >> let me guess, you're one of the really cool kids in high school, right? >> no. i was on the a/b squad. >> who was cool? come on. cameron, you were cool. >> i wore braces for nine years.
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i had a perm. >> were you popular? >> i was. i was a cheerleader. >> did you ever notice the one popular kid who had it all back then didn't have their act all together as adults. so this one is for all of us too. i think it may be karma. it's not just karma, it's science. according to the ten year study from the university of virginia the cool kids apparently valued in popular so much that they often seen to seek out risky behaviors and they end up not doing so well later in life. >> we call those the bad kids. you're risky behavior that is bad. >> on the edge of cool. >> oh, like "grease" with the leather jacket. >> it is true. you don't want to pique in high xoom. it's better to be a little dorky. savannah you were a cool kid. >> i had friends but no boys
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liked me. >> you're still dorky now. >> exactly. >> anyway let's move on. surfing. you have never seen it like i'm about to show it to you. let's roll this video. prepare to be amazed. ♪ >> oh, come on. is that real? >> well they are gymnasts and competing in a surfing competition in hawaii. this combines surfing and acrobatics. they make it look so good. >> they're the cool kids now. look at them! >> what is more amazing is how out of shape they are. to do that stuff. >> how long is this wave is what i want to know? it goes on a long time. >> that is a long wave. are we sure that's real? >> people are flying by. >> it's a competition.
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>> that's amazing. >> i know. the only one that didn't like it is the russian judge. >> whoa! >> more time off! >> well now to the ultimate tribute and jon stewart's final guest, time for your pop start. >> that's right. we're all sad to see jon leaving the daily show. he is going out with a bang. he announced the three final guests, amy schumer, denis leary and luis c kay. not schaapy there. jon said we're going to have a ball. i can't wait to show my appreciation and all the support and enthusiasm you guys have given the show all these years. that's going to be a big one. what i love about music is how it brings people together. this is absolutely amazing. possibly the most passionate to date. 1,000 foo fighters fans came together in itly to rock out in hopes of getting the band to perform there. take a look at this.
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♪ ♪ >> that's devoted fans there. in less than 24 hours, it racked up 3.4 million views. as you can imagine, musicians and guitarists drummers they woke up every morning for an entire year to work on this and it all paid off. overnight, the foo fighters tweeted in italian, translation, see you soon. they're on their way to italy. >> can you imagine if they said no? >> no way! >> then they start learning other songs. >> al jimmy fallon gave you a bit of a little heat on "the
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tonight show." take a look. >> we're in the middle of a heat wave here in new york city and temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s for the next several days. donald trump was so mad about the weather he actually gave away al roker's personal phone number. >> the phone has been ringing off the hook. crazy. >> there you go. >> wow. >> speaking of weather, we move now from pop start to the weather. >> perfect timing. all right. our friends in florida are still staying wet. there is no relief at least through the weekend. we've had some areas with double digit rain and it's going to continue. showers already. we got this cold front, another one that's going to just kind of sit and become a stationary front. heavy downpours, lightning. 50 to 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts in the central and northern parts of florida. some areas picking up in the next 72 hours eight inches of rain. rest of the country, sunshine here in the northeast, new england, great lakes. lower humidity levels. it's going to be very pleasant. back behind this secondary front, that's going to bring
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more sunshine and cooler weather. look at the pacific northwest. 101 degrees in portland oregon to day. it's going to be that hot all weekend long. that's what's going on flaperon. i'm meteorologist kari hall. starting to feel sticky across the bay area. monsoonal moisture moves in. in the mid 60s across the bay. up to 70 degrees in san francisco. little bit of clearing today. in the east bay, 74 degrees. tri-valley will still be hot. with the humidity it will feel even worse. 83 degrees in the north bay. the south bay tops out at 86 degrees. and the peninsula is reaching 77 degrees. that's your latest weather. natalie? >> we all know having friends is important, especially when you're a parent and you need the camaraderie and support. a recent survey on today.com found 82% of you feel it is hard to make new friend ss fwrorm.
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>> good morning. there is an app for that. a new way to make mom friends inspired by the world of online dating. welcome to the golden age of dating. mom dating that is. today moms have more than play grounds and music classes to meet a mom soul mate. they have technology. >> meeting mom friends is more challenging than dating. there is so much more that goes into it. >> single mom gillian darlington spent years finding true mom friends when her son was young. after downloading a tating app to her smartphone a lightbulb went off. >> wouldn't it be great for moms to locate other moms that live close with similar aged kids? >> momco was born. part match maker, part party planners the app uses location interests and kids' ages to match up local moms. >> momco is doing for moms what dating apps did for singles. >> reporter: gillian and her
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cofounder beth ryan say they wish it existed when they were first time parents. >> you want to hang out with someone you want to spend time with. that's hard to find. >> reporter: they met via hello mamas. it pairs moms using profile compatibility compatibility. the restaurant owner and creative director met for a kid-free first date. >> once i got to know her humor and her style of parenting, i knew we were going to be good friends. >> it's just chemistry like any other date. whether it's romantic or not. you know? meeting a friend. >> reporter: shelly and jenna met through connecting. >> she literally lived two streets away from me. i never knew her. it was incredible to meet somebody right there that i could talk to that we could meet on a moment's notice.
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>> reporter: some moms are still old fashioned. sara met a cool mom at the park. >> i was on a play date with my kids. >> so was i. i texted her after two days. >> i was in bed when i got the text. i was like whoa. she's really eager. and i want to hang out with her. >> reporter: today, sara carly and their kids are still hanging out. back in san diego, gillian and beth are full speed ahead and making mom it ishood less stressful. >> you are looking for a tribe. someone to call in an emergency. that's what i need. my moms have been my everything. >> there you go. when you think of mom friend apps according to the survey 43% of parents would try an app to make friends. would you? go to today.com/parents to find out more. let us know what you think. i was talking to natalie. i remember playing outside all day long but my mom wasn't
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necessarily friends with the moms of it shall. >> of your friends. >> but now it's hard to find friends. it is. >> until you have school-age kids it's really hard to meet that group. it does take a village. you need people to help support you and compare phases of your children's life as you are going through it. >> and i had just moved to new york city. when you didn't grow up or don't have your parents around or your village you need people to help out. last second baby sitter. >> absolutely. >> i'm not surprised these apps are taking off. >> it's a brilliant idea. much luck to the ladies. they tonight need it. they are doing well. thank you. carson back to you. >> >> he took time out in the middle of his tour in the middle of a heat wave in the east. how you feeling, brother? >> great, man. glad to
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i'm ... ==anim== new this morning: ==topvo== some dark allegations being madeby e good morning. it's 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. new this morning, dark allegations being made by one of music's gloomiest performers. morrissey claims he was groped by security screeners at sfo. in an open letter posted on his fan website, morrissey says on monday, an agent sexually assaulted him during his trip through airport security. then as soon as another officer approached that agent stopped. a tsa spokesman says the agency reviewed the video and that everything was done by the book. here's meteorologist -- first the traffic picture. >> oakland 880. the slowdown at the coliseum at high street. let's get to the maps. a smooth drive at the coliseum.
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there's the east shore freeway. no big deal here. the peninsula, north 101 at 280. that's tipypical coming into san francisco. we had a jam north 88 with a motorcycle crash on the southbound side. minor injuries that cleared from the lane. the earlier car fire 680, just off of tal varies, that's cleared from the roadway and no grassfire there. back to you. we have more in local news coming up in a half hour. then that check with meteorologist kari hall.
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♪ 8:30 on this friday morning, july 31 2015. and that's a crowd that's ready to party. that man right there, jason aldean is ready to take to the summer concert stage and we can't wait. >> he's been touring with kenny chesney and they sold out the rose bowl arena. the first country act to do that. >> very nice. we are keeping the country theme going next week because keith
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urban will be in the house. he's allowing the fans to pick. >> long hot summer good thing or once in a lifetime. you will see it next friday. >> meantime if you are wondering where is al we are wondering the same thing. he's across the plaza at the farmer's market. >> we love this time of year. local farmers' markets popping up. we have the rockefeller center fwreen market. bringing fresh local foods into the beautiful plaza. john nanne wright the executive chef of the rainbow room and 65 rockefeller center. good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> we look forward to it every year. what can shoppers expect when they come down? >> it's such a bounty of produce. tomatoes here from jersey farm are phenomenal coming to peak. you have strawberries blueberries.
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it's a bounty. >> you're talking about in season. but now is the time to get some great produce and fruits and vegetables to stay for winter. >> i spent my fist winter here last year. it it's prime now. how do we get their flavors when there is snow on the ground. so pickling canning, juices infusions. >> how long does the market last? >> until the 28th of august. >> i have strawberries coming up in our 9:00 hour. we are doing a strawberry short cake. are there fresh strawberries here? >> beautiful strawberries. >> let me check that out. yeah. oh baby. thank you so much dave. this is great. look at those. oh man. tell you what's going on in weather. these are fantastic! weekend ahead, saturday rain in the northeast. slight risk of strong storms
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over iowa. monsoons continue as does the heat in the pacific northwest. on sunday more rain in florida. more rain around the great lakes. monsoonal moisture. couple inches of rain there. look for the heat to continue in the pacific northwest as well. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're feeling higher humidity today as that monsoonal moisture starts to roll in. it will still be warm today, 85 degrees in los gatos and san bruno, 76. embarcadero at 68 degrees. 84 in santa rosa. 9 in walnut creek. pleasanton 89. still low 90s in the tri-valley. with the high humidity, it will feel more uncomfortable. guys you have to come get some strawberries. here's one, jimmy. >> al get me some kale.
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>> i'm losing you. >> let's to our list. >> yes, absolutely. >> tomatoes. >> chocolate milk shake. >> absolutely. al thank you so much. coming up next a live concert from jason aldean. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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[baby crying] don't be old fashioned. xfinity customers, add xfinity home for $29.95 a month for 12 months. plus get a free security camera. call 1-800 xfinity or go online today. the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> with hit after hit jason aldean has been burning up the concert shorts for years. we are excited to have him on the plaza. before he begins what makes him one of the most popular artists in the world? ♪ >> reporter: jason aldean is definitely country through and through. with over 23 million downloads and 16 number one singles to his name he's one of the top selling
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country artists of all time. ever since his platinum self-titled today buy album trapped in 2005 earning him the academy of country music top new male vocalist award he's never looked back. ♪ each of his next five albums have all gone at least platinum netting over $10 million in sales overall. now he's out with his sixth studio album "old boots, new dirt." it's spawned two chart topping singles and grabbed the top spot on the bill board 100. ♪ my kind of party ♪ >> he's bringing the party to rockefeller plaza, ready to rock the "today" show stage. >> here he is, jason aldean. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> y'all ready? [ cheers ] ♪ i worked all week ♪ ♪ cleaned up clean custody and clean shaved. >> i got the cover off the 68 ♪ ♪ i fire it up and let them horses sing ♪ ♪ a little pretty thing ♪ ♪ a little tan legged georgia dream ♪ ♪ she's rocking them jeans ♪ ♪ baby what you got going on saturday ♪ ♪ you know words got it there's gonna be a party ♪ ♪ out of town about half a
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mile ♪ ♪ four-wheel drives and big mud tires ♪ ♪ muscadine wine ♪ ♪ oh baby you can find me ♪ ♪ in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sitting around watching all these pretty things ♪ ♪ get down in that georgia clay ♪ ♪ i'll find peace ♪ ♪ at the bottom of a real tall cold drink ♪ ♪ chilling to some hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started ♪ ♪ it's my kinda party ♪ ♪ if you want to drink ♪ ♪ go baby ♪ ♪ just do your thing ♪ ♪ give up your key ss ♪ ♪ why drive when you can stay with me ♪ ♪ then after a while we'll sneak away from the bonfire ♪ ♪ walk by the moonlight and down to the river side ♪ ♪ got you sipping on some moon
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shine ♪ ♪ baby if you're in the mood you can settle for a one night rodeo ♪ ♪ you can be my tan legged juliet ♪ ♪ i'll be your red neck romeo ♪ ♪ oh baby you can find me ♪ ♪ in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sitting around watching all these pretty things ♪ ♪ get down in that georgia clay ♪ ♪ i'll find peace ♪ ♪ at the bottom of a real tall cold drink ♪ ♪ chilling to some hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started ♪ ♪ it's my kinda party ♪ ♪ oh baby you can find me ♪ ♪ in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sitting around watching all these pretty things ♪ ♪ get down in that georgia clay ♪ ♪ i'll find peace ♪ ♪ at the bottom of a real tall cold drink ♪ ♪ chilling to some hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started ♪ ♪ it's my kinda party ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jason aldean is just getting started. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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it's always great to bring country to the big city. jason aldean with his sixth album "old boots, new dirt" good morning. >> how you doing? >> great. >> six platinum or better albums. ten million albums sold. 16 number one singles. you bet get better and better with time. "old boots, new dirt."
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what new dirt do you have to kick around now? >> i hope a lot. you know all the stuff you mentioned has happened over the last ten years. this is our ten-year anniversary this year of when we came out in 2005. in all honesty, i feel like we have a lot left to do a lot left i want to accomplish. just scratching the surface. but it's been a fun ride up to this point. >> it's amazing to read about it. all six of your albums have gone platinum. when you get the call is it like oh yeah anyway what should we eat for dinner honey? >> it's exciting in this day and age of music. it's ees's harder to sell albums. any song that happens, you have a fwold album or a number one single. any of that stuff is still exciting as it ever was. it never gets old. >> seems like you are living your pinch me moment now. you just rocked the rose bowl
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arena. you sold out to 110,000 people. >> it was crazy. when kenny and i put the tour together. we had a couple of shows. we both had that one circled on our calendar all the time. especially for sports fans it's cool to play in places like that. you know places like fenway park wrigley field and iconic ballparks. it's cool as a musician. as a sports fan it's cooler. >> now we have the "today" show plaza. let's hear more music. >> all right.
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♪ you ain't got a dress that i don't like ♪ ♪ ain't got a pair of jean that is don't fit you just right ♪ ♪ there's not a minute in the today ♪ ♪ that you don't knock me out ♪ ♪ you don't blow me away ♪ ♪ but, girl now that the sun's gone down ♪ ♪ whoa oh oh ♪ ♪ looking at you right here and now, baby ♪ ♪ something about that southern sky ♪ ♪ sitting back behind that moon ♪ ♪ it goes perfect with your eyes ♪ ♪ girl tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ something about the way you're smiling ♪ ♪ making them stars fall right on cue ♪ ♪ i just gotta tell you, baby ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪
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♪ i can taste the moonlight on your lips ♪ ♪ makes me just want to lean in for another kiss ♪ ♪ wind blowing your hair around ♪ ♪ girl it makes me want to lay you down ♪ ♪ you've been beautiful a million times ♪ ♪ but i've never seen you look like this, no ♪ ♪ something about that southern sky ♪ ♪ sitting back behind that moon ♪ ♪ it goes perfect with your eyes ♪ ♪ girl, tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ something about the way you're smiling ♪ ♪ making them stars fall right on cue ♪ ♪ i just gotta tell you, baby ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ looks so good on your skin ♪ ♪ i don't ever ♪ ♪ no i never ♪ ♪ i don't ever ever want it to end, baby ♪
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♪ ♪ something about that southern sky ♪ ♪ sitting back behind that moon ♪ ♪ it goes perfect with your eyes ♪ ♪ girl, tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ something about the way you're smiling ♪ ♪ making them stars fall right on cue ♪ ♪ i just gotta tell you, baby ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ i just gotta tell you, baby ♪ ♪ you look good at the party ♪ ♪ good at the bar ♪ ♪ something about underneath these stars ♪ ♪ you look good at the house ♪ ♪ good many the car ♪
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♪ you're looking so good anywhere you are ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ tonight looks good on you ♪ ♪ i just gotta tell you baby ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jason aldean thanks! we're back with another song. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today" and our summer concert stage performing "burning it down, once again jason aldean. ♪ ♪ you slip your finger through the tear in my t-shirt you're stirring up dirty in the back of my mind ♪ ♪ you keep on flirting cause you know that it's working ♪ ♪ you stuck in my head girl
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writing the lines ♪ ♪ couldn't sing this song without you if i tried ♪ ♪ let's light it up like it's our last night p.m.♪ ♪ we're just hanging around ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ sipping on some cold jack daniels ♪ ♪ jamming to some old alabama with you, baby ♪ ♪ laying right here ♪ ♪ naked in my bed ♪ ♪ i'm just doing my thing ♪ ♪ you love it when i sing ♪ ♪ say it makes you feel like an angel ♪ ♪ we about to get a little tangled up right about now ♪ ♪ so girl let's keep burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ girl when you want it ♪ ♪ you know that i'm on it ♪ ♪ you know that i love loing up on you ♪ ♪ let's hit the switch and let our shadows dance ♪ ♪ and light it up like it's our last chance ♪ ♪ we're just hanging around ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪
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♪ sipping on some cold jack daniels ♪ ♪ jamming to some old alabama with you, baby ♪ ♪ laying right here dreaming in my bed ♪ ♪ i'm just doing my thing ♪ ♪ you love it when i sing ♪ ♪ say it makes you feel like an angel ♪ ♪ we about to get a little tangled up right about now ♪ ♪ so girl let's keep burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it town ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ >> sing it with me now ♪ i wanna rock it all night ♪ ♪ baby girl will you rock it out with me ♪ ♪ i wannale crawl through the dark ♪ ♪ just to feel your heart beat against me ♪ ♪ i want to rock it all night ♪ ♪ baby girl will you rock it out with me ♪
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♪ i want to crawl through the dark ♪ ♪ just to feel your heart beat against me ♪ ♪ we're just hanging around ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ sipping on some cold jack daniels ♪ ♪ jamming to some old alabama with you baby ♪ ♪ laying right here ♪ ♪ naked in my bed ♪ ♪ i'm just doing my thing you love it when i sing ♪ ♪ say it makes you feel like an angel ♪ ♪ we about to get a little tangled up right about now ♪ ♪ so girl let's keep burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it town ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ burning it down ♪ ♪ i want to rock it all night ♪ ♪ baby girl will you rock it out with me ♪ ♪ i want to crawl through the dark ♪ ♪ just to feel your heart beat
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against me ♪ >> thank y'all so much, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> jason aldean! >> jason aldean, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> stick around. we have more coming up next hour. >> the new album is "old boots, new dirt." sounds really good. >> thank you. >> not too hot out here. >> i'm from georgia. this is good for us. >> we'll have a lot more from jason aldean.
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i'm ... ==topvo== apple is reportedly lookg to pand itssan good friday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. apple is reportedly looking to expand its san francisco presence. the business times reporting apple just rented out about 76,000 square feet of office space south of market street. apple is not saying which divisions will be centered there. also happening today, senator dianne feinstein joins san francisco city leaders to
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celebrate the resurrection of the e line that traverses along the embarcadero and the cal train depot. in ran in 1947. e trains will only run on the weekends. daily service starts next year. we'll be back in 25 minutes with more news.
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e a bow and arrow ♪ ♪ a broken guitar ♪ ♪ while the rainwater washes away ♪ ♪ who you are ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ [♪]
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this morning on "today's take," country music star jason al dean kicks up his old boots and new dirt on our concert stage. and the amazing balloon animals that will [ imitates explosion ] your mind. plus kevin farley on the laughs and love for his famous brother chris. that and more coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> this is "today" on a friday morning, july 31 2015. last day of july. a huge crowd hanging out. jason aldean has one more song for us. man, they are rocking it out
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there. i'm al with natalie and tamron. willie the man is back on monday. and kicking off the weekend your musical kick. >> michael jackson. the reason is -- i love michael jackson, but i love this more. this is layla brushing her teeth with her ipad obsessed with michael jackson videos. she's in dance class for the first time. so the only way to get her to brush her teeth is to put michael jackson there. >> full length of the song. >> right. exactly. it's proof that good music stands the test of time like jason aldean. we'll listen to him today. >> it's hot out there and this morning it was hot in your apartment. >> what happened? >> i told al one of the scariest things to happen in my life happened this morning. i woke out at 4:00 a.m. walked
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to the kitchen to make coffee and there was a pot on the stove and the pilot light was on. i could feel the heat radiating from the pot. i instantly thought, you know what's going on? i ran into the guest room and the house guest wasn't there. i said did you stay over? no no. apparently i was sleep walking. i walked from my bedroom and turned on the pot in my house. >> wow. >> i could have burned down -- >> what were you making? >> i don't know. but i kept hearing in my head someone -- i thought someone is in the house. i guess i was hearing myself. >> you heard yourself. >> i turned -- thankfully it was a cast iron thing so there was nothing in it, but full blaze in my house. >> it's never happened before? >> that you know of. >> i thought there was an intruder. i called my mom. she's panicked and told me when she was a kid she would sleepwalk out of the home.
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i have been on this planet 44 years. i don't know -- >> as far as you know. >> i turned on the oven. >> will you have motion detecting cameras to see what's going on? >> i'm afraid. i said we should do a segment on people who do different sleep things. why do you remember dreams some days and then don't. one of the scariest things to happen in my life. >> we need the "today" show dream team. >> we are the dream team. >> not this one but a real dream team. >> all right. >> well speaking of other things we woke up to the news that beijing has been selected once again to host the olympics. this time the 2022 winter olympics. this was the announcement this morning. >> beijing! [ cheers and applause ] >> it is the first time a city
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has been awarded both the winter and summer games. we remember the 2008 summer spectacular. >> oh my gosh. >> the opening ceremony set the bar. >> were you there? >> i was pregnant at the time. al was there. >> it was one of the most amazing -- it's like it wasn't real. you were in the stadium looking at this going how is it possible? >> how do they have human bodies doing this? you know the winter olympics will be amazing. >> they are not known for winter weather. >> in february the average is 30 degrees. >> meteorologist here. >> right. they say they will host the winter events the snow events at a location 120 miles away. like what happened in vancouver. the mountains were 100 miles away or so. sochi as well. >> it will be interesting. >> how different is it 120 miles
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away? >> they have admitted there will be a lot of artificial snow out of this. plus the air quality concerns. amongst other concerns. it will be interesting to see what happens. >> interesting. of course we can't forget your act in beijing. >> why would we? >> if you're watching you can see. >> did you rehearse that? >> it's obvious that we did not. >> you got the twirl going. most people can't do it. look at the face. >> what song? >> dream weaver. ♪ dream weaver ♪ >> you had a routine. this was awesome. >> do you still dream about it? >> the unitards are in the smithsonian. you can see the folks from beijing were fascinated. >> what's going on? >> who are those men from america? >> you have to start dreaming up your next -- >> matt and i have something already for rio in 2016.
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>> does it include a speedo. >> no. it has a block and tackle. it will be interesting. the big thing is 2020 in tokyo. >> amazing. >> spectacular. >> i have never been there. >> new song from one direction overnight. "drag me down ♪ . ♪ >> i like it. >> sounds like what they do. >> first single of the foursome without zayn. >> i like it. >> the next album in november. zayn announced his solo record deal tweeting i guess i never explained why i left. it's giving me to opportunity to show you who i really am. # real music, # rca. simon cowell tweeting congratulations to zayn on the deal. >> and they come out with a song that day. >> yeah.
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>> everybody's moving on. >> but not forgetting. # real music? >> people saw that as a not so veiled zing. you made great music together had a great time. take the high road. if you want to move on move on. >> sometimes you have to. >> simon cowell tweeted, congrats great label. perfect for you. taking the high road. >> or
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it's a good morning and we have a wet hot american edition of pop fix. we have been talking about it for weeks now. 14 years after wet hot american summer hit theaters the
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superstar cast is together again. amy poehler, bradley cooper and the rest of the talented original cast have returned for the netflix series "wet hot american summer: first day of camp." we have your first peek at the 8-episode series. take a look. >> that's it. run. run like you always do. like this. i guess claude was right and i was wrong. maybe you don't have what it takes. >> maybe for the first time in my life i'm afraid. >> then harness it. harness that fear. theater is fear. theater is pain.
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fear is now and it's you. >> i want that jump suit amy is wearing. we showed you the trailer. that was an exclusive. wet, hot american summer first day of camp premieres tonight on netflix. please cue the "mission impossible" theme music. >> i love this movie! ♪ >> we are all excited to see tom cruise in the brand new mission impossible. there is already talk of a sixth m.i. film directly from the man who plays ethan hunt. during a visit to "the daily show." a sixth mission, should you choose to accept it is already under way. take a look. >> there have been five? >> this is the fifth. it's amazing. i thought if i could keep making these kind of movies -- >> i mean if i may, i think you can. you can get in there and knock around a few more.
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you have plans for another one? >> we'll start to work on it now. probably next summer. >> there you have it. the first "mission" movie came out in 19 # 696. "rogue nation" is in theaters today. moving on to hollywood's it girls on vacation together. could it be -- could it be? it is. amy schumer, jennifer lawrence are now b.f.f.s. how is that possible? they are too cool. the two looked like they were having the best summer of their lives. schumer posting to her instagram account photos with a group of friends including jennifer lawrence captioning it binders of women. >> do you remember the -- >> i remember that infamous comment. another photo smiling on the back of the jet ski with lawrence in the driver's seat. j-law, # maniac. >> i like that. >> i love it. made in heaven best friends.
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...and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. i'm ... ==topvo== bart riders are bracing fothis ekend'sclosure of the good friday morning. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. b.a.r.t. riders are bracing for this weekend's closure of the transbay tube connecting oakland and san francisco. this begins following the last scheduled run late tonight and remains closed through sunday. trains will run on either side of the bay, but stop at the west oakland and embarcadero stations respectively. b.a.r.t. will run bus service across the bridge. crews are doing replacement work on those tracks through the tube. they will do it again in about a month. several families meantime are without a home this morning after a fast moving grass fire in the delta town of isleton just northeast of antioch. last night's fire destroyed several mobile homes. no one was injured.
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los gatos launches a new strategy to keep drivers from continually using city streets as a shortcut to get to the coast. beach ground often uses surface streets when highway backs up on 17 which is often. that has leaders worried about emergency vehicles getting caught up in street traffic. starting tomorrow police officers will direct traffic and extra signs will point drivers toward the freeway away from downtown. is it going to be a beach friendly weekend? we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this. welcome to fort green sheets. welcome to castle bravestorm. it's full of cool stuff, like my second in command...
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and my trusty bow. and free of stuff i don't like. and in my castle we only eat chex cereal. chex cereal. it's full of delicious crunchability. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. and that's something even my brother ... sister can understand. mom, brian threw a ball in the house! weather toss to traffic traff ck bay bridge sponsor good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. monsoonal moisture streaming into the bay area. it's been causing some weakening showers, not a whole lot of rain here, but you're feeling the humidity in a lot of clouds. they will be clearing out as we go through the day, but we keep the mugginess. los gatos a high of 85 degrees. san bruno 76. and the castro will be at 70 degrees today. 84 degrees in the north bay. and 89 in walnut creek. oakland 73 degrees. and danville expect a high of 93
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degrees. let's see how traffic is moving with mike. all right. look there you go. parker the spider. even the spider is moving quickly today. no backup at the toll plaza. this web is on the lens not on the road. let's look at the web of roadways around the area though. a smooth drive and no delays on the east bay. northbound at 101 and 280 still slow getting into san francisco. that's about the worst of it. recovery hayward in fremont, earlier delay big backup early in the commute. just starting to clear south of the san mateo bridge. and south bay recovering. here's to no more surprises on your friday. thank you, mike. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another local news update.
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a new government report reveals one in five adults in the u.s. a disability mobility issues were the most commonly reported disabilities followed by problems with thinking vision and self-care. disability rates were highest among residents of southern states which happens to be the same region that most heart disease and diabetes. teenage girls who exercise for even a couple of hours each week can significantly reduce their risk for heart disease and cancer later in life. a study of 75,000 women in china found that those who placed sports in team had a 16% lower risk of dying from cancer. the benefit was even greater if they kept up the exercise as adults. if you hate waiting in line and who doesn't? you're going to want to hear
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this. google announced a new search feature for millions of business this is week that could help awe voiz a long line. for example, when users do a google search for your favorite restaurant they can see a chart showing when it's the busiest. you can even swipe to see popular business times for different days of the week. love that. a huge group of musicians in italy going extreme measures to get one of their favorite bands, the foo fighters to come play a concert there. take a look. ♪ amazing, right? that is 1,000 musicians in italy including guitarists drummers and singers playing foo fighters hit song "learn to fly." prot jekt the project took a year to organize and it paid off. the foo fighters tweeted this overnight in italian.
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the translation saying see you soon. well they're coming. got to get their tickets. let's get a check of the weather right now from al. >> that is so amazingly impressive. it really s all right. thanks so much. let's show you the weekend outlook for you. risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi valley. more rain continues for florida and the southeast. look for some showers in western new york and pennsylvania and northern new england. sunday sunday more wet weather around the great lakes. more rain for parts of florida. they could pick up in northern and west florida eight inches of rain. southwestern moisture continues and a weekend long heat wave continues in the pacific good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a warm and humid day across the bay. and temperatures are rising now to 69 degrees in the east bay with highs today topping out at 74. peninsula will be at 77 degrees. san francisco expect a high of 70 degrees.
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83 degrees in the north bay while the tri-valley tops out at 93 degrees. in the south bay expect highs in the mid-80s, but it will feel sticky and that will make it feel a few degrees warmer than the actual temperature. and we keep this weather heading into the weekend. and that is your latest weather. now a perfect summer dessert. right now strawberries are at their peak. they are fantastic and in local green markets everywhere. homemade classic strawberry shortcake and a no bake recipe. if you want to do the classic, what i krt classic this is what mom used to make. i loved her recipe. this is what you're looking at. strawberries and sugar and flour, butter salt cream, vanilla and sugar as well. we're going to start off with fresh strawberries. you don't waste any. this is a huller. >> that's a good idea. >> you scoop that out just like that. and then you're going to cut them in half.
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some people like them quartered. i leak them in half. you want to get as much juice out of this as possible. so you're going to mash these. take a bunch of strawberries and you're going to take about a cup of sugar, pour that in. you're going to put a little watter in there and let it sit. put it in the fridge and let it sit. you know basically the time it's going to take you to make your dough and bake it. so take some flour. you've got a little sugar in here. you add that. some people like it sweeter. baking soda, salt. here's the important thing. you have to have about a stick of butter. it has to be cold. you have to cube it. you want it cold. make sure it stays in the fridge until you're ready to use it. mash this all up until these become little pea like situation. so that you have the mealy pea. you don't want to use a blender. it's going to overwork the batter and that's going to -- the dough and that's going to be a problem. you're also going to eventually add heavy cream and a little
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vanilla and you're going to mix that up a little bit more. okay? and now this is again, we're taking for time sake get this together assume it's all come together. you get this down. make your dough. then you're going to pour it out. >> do that to your kids and they're going to run. >> pour this out. basically -- >> a nice pile of dough. to make sure you keep a clean cut, you're going to -- a little tip. you're going to dip your glass and make your cut out like this and you put it -- >> normally it holds together. i like to put parchment paper. it is one of the greatest inventions ever. pop this in the oven at 350. they look like this. >> this is my favorite summer dessert. >> you take your knife. you cut it once they cooled. you spoon over your strawberries. >> this is tasty. >> then you take some whipped
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cream. >> is that homemade? >> can you make it yourself or buy it in the store. >> you look like frankenstein with all this stuff. also you can just buy angel food cake at the store and pour your strawberries on top. for more recipes go to " "today.com/food. a look back at the life of chris farley through the eyes of famous friends. new film by comedian and actor kevin farley. we'll talk with him right after this. we'll talk with i've been the same shade of red for many years. i think it's time to change it up! goodbye, red. hello, golden blonde. shifting to a new shade is sort of a new beginning but i knew it was going to be natural because it's nice'n easy. clairol's #1 for natural looking color i don't know if blonde has more fun, but i plan to find out. now you can earn free color with clairol platinum rewards
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it's been 18 years since we lost one of hollywood's funniest entertainers. >> chris farley skyrocketed to comedy fame in the '90s most notably on "saturday night live" only to have his life cut short by drugs and alcohol. >> there is a new film about his life produced by his brother kevin. first a look back at some of chris farley's classic moments. >> reporter: "saturday night live" veteran chris farley made people laugh with his elaborate physical performances. stealing the scenes in scenes like chippendales with patrick swayze and as matt foley about pep talks about the future. >> when you're living in a van by the river. >> reporter: in 1995 he was in the nowle cult classic "tommy
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boy". >> fat guy, little coat. >> reporter: a new documentary called "i am chris farley" details moments of his life shared by friends and family including comedy forces like dan aykroyd, christina apple gate bob saget and adam sandler. >> i get it. i'm only watching that guy on stage. he's wildly entertaining. >> reporter: actor and comedian kevin farley is the executive producer of "i am farley" opening in select cities today. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> how important was it for you to celebrate your brother's life hearing from others that he worked with? >> that was the great thing about doing the project. a lot of his friends were eager to talk about how much they loved him. that was really nice to see. dan aykroyd, people in this it was really really touching for me and the family too. it was excellent. the great part of the film.
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>> his hallmark is literally throwing himself into his parts. you said it started at a young age. >> yeah. you know he was always you know a really physical guy. he liked to play football and things like this. wrestle and all this. he just took his athleticism into comedy. he also took a ballet course he really liked. when huhyou see him do the cart wheels that's a result of ballet lessons which i don't think a lot of people know. >> now they do. >> he liked ballet so i don't know what to think of that. >> he loves second city. it's an institution in chicago. matt foley started there. >> i think he always liked to be part of the group. he liked to be part of an ensemble whether it's second city or "saturday night live." that's where he liked to operate, working off somebody
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else. so when he developed that at second city the matt foley character, they took it to snl which doesn't always happen all the time. it was such a compelling character. lorne said it was okay to do and that doesn't happen all the time. it was conceived at second city. he perfected it there. >> it's awesome to see what you have been able to do and bring him back this way. kevin farley thanks so much. >> my pleasure. >> "i am chris farley" opens in select cities today. you can check it out on spike tv on august 10. it's on demand august 11. >> we'll be watching it. up next one of country music's biggest stars, ♪ is man kind? ♪ are we good?
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erica hill is here. lots coming up this weekend. tamron you have a fascinating story on crime. >> this sunday it's a case that means so much to me. a mother who has never given up searching for her missing son. missing for 29 years. it started in 1986. ruth and charles were living in new hampshire with their young sons cj and billy. they were 2 and 3 at the time. the marriage broke down. the couple split up. the boys vanished. relatives have pointed the finger perhaps at the father. we don't know. but the children aren't with their mother. she continues to look for her boys. >> i was able to hire a private investigator for a short period of time. we were able to follow his credit card trail. >> reporter: charlie had been in pennsylvania and new jersey in the days after the abduction.
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armed with this information, ruth filed for divorce and sole custody of her missing sons. in december of 1986 she gets the attention of the fbi. >> i was excited. i thought my vision of the fbi was it would be solved tomorrow. >> reporter: 29 years later the boys are still missing. here is what c.j. and billy may look like now. this is what charles vosler their father may look like now. it airs sunday at 10:00 eastern time. what i hope is with social media, there was no facebook instagram, twitter when they went missing. perhaps they can be reunited with her. she's a salt of the earth woman from the midwest. we want this badly for her. >> hopefully somebody can crack the case. erica, you have a lot coming up. >> this weekend craig melvin is with us profiling ronda rousey. she's an mma fighter, ufc
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champion. she said she cries in the weeks leading up to the fight. she may or may not have made craig cry. >> ow! >> ooh. >> did he enjoy this assignment? >> depends on how you define enjoyment. he's still smiling. >> candle light and soft music, it's a different thing. >> it's the weekend. >> looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend on "today." guess what kathie lee and hoda are coming up after your local news. make sure you have a great weekend. >> yes. >> and deadline crime, 10:00 eastern. >> enjoy your weekend. call us. >>
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♪ ♪ ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh ♪ ♪ hush my darling... ♪ ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. ♪ [snoring.] ♪ hush my darling... ♪ [snoring.] ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. ♪ [snoring.] take the roar out of snore. yet another innovation only at a sleep number store. i'm ... ==vo== a tentative ruling may end up coing ji mcmath's family good morning everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. a tentative ruling may end up costing jahi mcmath family millions of dollars. an alameda county judge intends to uphold previous findings that the girl is indeed dead even though she's still on life
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support from a botched tonsillectomy at children's hospital. if this ruling is made final, it would limit the potential damages in a lawsuit to about a quarter million dollars. that's instead of potentially millions if she were considered alive. a developing story in lake county. a massive wildfire burning there ballooned in size overnight burning southeast of clear lake. cal fire says it's grown to more than 13,000 acres since wednesday. it's only 5% contained. that fire's destroyed at least three buildings with hundreds of residents evacuated. let's check your weather this morning. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are in the mid-60s as we get the day started. and it is a little bit more humid as monsoonal moisture rolls in. a mixture of sun and clouds in the east bay. a high of 74 degrees. 77 in the peninsula and south bay. slight chance of some early showers and then some clearing a high of 86 degrees. 83 in the north bay while san francisco tops out at 70 degrees.
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and the tri-valley will still rise into the lower 90s this afternoon. here's a look at traffic now with mike. yeah. we have a tough recovery over here in one key spot getting into san francisco. look at this north 101 still jammed approaching 280. 280 extension -- there was a crash blocking two lanes, eastbound 80 at fourth getting out to the bay bridge that tied things up here. that's the late slowing we saw. still a little slow spot but the rest of the bay looks very nice. zoom to the east bay slowing south 88 through hayward. nothing as far as big deals going on there. northbound routes including 880 where we had a crash southbound causing a distraction, that was about an hour ago. finally seeing good speeds north from 280. thanks. another local news updalt in half an hour. see you then.
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