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news at 11:00. we leave you a live look at our local giants at at&t park, that game is going to be on our air tonight starting at 7:00. good morning. breaking overnight. a terrifying ceiling collapse during a concert in minneapolis. at least three people rushed to the hospital. death toll rising. 50 people killed, hundreds injured after a massive warehouse explosion in china. the fire still burning this morning. shocking, illegal, and abusive. kelly rutherford slams the judge who ordered her two children be returned to their father. will those words come back to haunt her as her custody battle rages on? and sketchy.
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the courtroom drawing of tom brady that doesn't quite do the football heartthrob justice. the sketch goes viral. the internet responds, and the artist has a message to brady and football fans everywhere today, thursday, august 13th, 2015. morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. busy news morning for sure. >> waking up to dramatic images. want to put them side by side. seens of explosions and devastation from those warehouse explosions or the explosion in china, to a marked in baghdad and a nasty accident on a highway in new jersey. >> let's start with the frightening scene in minneapolis. part of a ceiling in part of a landmark music venue came crashing down.
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let's get to our nbc affiliate in minneapolis with the latest. >> good morning. ask anyone here in the twin cities and this venue is part of minneapolis history. last night, the historic nightclub closed its doors after parts of the ceiling came falling down on fans. no word yet on what caused the incident. parts of the ceiling of a legendary downtown minneapolis club came crashing down wednesday night, bringing the show to a sudden end, and sending hundreds of concert goers running. >> holy [ bleep ]. a [ bleep ] water main just broke. >> suddenly, you could see these red lights flashing, and part of the ceiling just, boom, like caved right in. >> the sprinklers came on and everything just fell down. >> witnesses say it happened during a performance by canadian rock band theory of a dead man. they say they saw smoke and then sprinklers turn on near the back of the venue moments before the ceiling fell, causing a water
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pipe to burst. >> i didn't know if it was a fire or what happened. then a big chunk fell down. i didn't know if it halanded on anybody. >> first avenue nightclub was quickly evacuated as the fire department investigated the scene. officials say three people were hurt and two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. many successful artists launched their careers at the popular club, including prince, a frequent performer there in the '80s who also filmed part of his movie "purple rain" in the landmark building. but this morning, concertgoers are remembering their experience at the nightclub for a very different reason. officials say the cause of the collapse is still unknown. so far, club owners are not taking any chances. first avenue has canceled its concert for tomorrow night as well as seventh street entry, which is the next door venue. still no word yet on when first
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avenue will reopen its doors for fans. back to you. >> melissa in minneapolis, thank you. in the meantime, the death toll is rising from massive explosions that rocked a port city in northeast china. the blasts were caught on camera. they were so strong they actually registered as seismic events. the rubble from destroyed buildings is still smoldering. kelly has the latest on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. the numbers are staggering and still rising. more than 700 injured, at least 50 dead. and two fires still burning this morning. we don't yet know the cause. officials are being tight lipped about this, but we do know the explosions happened at a warehouse that stores dangerous toxic chemicals, including sodium cyanide and compressed natural gas. a fire so big it could be seen from space.
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the eruptions lit the night sky in china. a warehouse storing highly flammable materials exploding not once but twice. the warehouse belonging to a company licensed to deal in hazardous materials, it handled a million tons every year. daylight shows the extent of the devastation. 12 firefighters among the dead. hospitals, emergency services overflowing, trying to cope with the hundreds wounded. the second blast was equal to more than 20 tons of explosives. >> looked out and i saw the plume of smoke. huge plume of smoke. oh, man. >> the shocks felt six miles away. so strong, they registered on a nearby earth quake monster. >> shock waves from the explosion slammed into the building we loved in. >> some dazed residents thought it was an earthquake until they saw the white light. row upon row of cars waiting to
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be shipped now just blacken eed metal. tianjin, home to over 11 million, now known worldwide as a smoldering disaster zone. firefighting efforts are on hold while experts figure out what kind of chemicals they're dealing with. the chinese military is volved in search and rescue, but it's not clear how many are missing. fire officials alone say they lost contact with 18 firefighters. matt, savannah. >> kelly, reporting from london this morning. thanks very much. we move to the presidential race, and good news for republican front-runner donald trump. a new poll showing his lead in one key state is expanding. katy tur is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> two months in and trump is defying the odds and the repeated predictions that this gaffe or that outrage must be the end. as of now, trump is only getting stronger. donald trump is surging to his biggest lead yet in iowa.at 22%n
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ben carson. his closest competitor in the latest cnn/orc poll. >> i don't want to get overly excited because you can have ups, downs, good days, bad days. the end result is you have to win. >> trump also polling ahead of the republican field on economy, immigration, and terrorism. the billionaire's bickering only seeming to bolster his credibility among supporters. >> mr. trump is bulletproof. >> so far, speaking his mind has been an asset, but privately, some have urged him to focus on the issues. still, the clashes continue. >> in many cases, i probably identify more as a democrat. >> on wednesday, rand paul released an ad blasting him for being a phony conservative. even imitating trump. >> i must be smart. i'm rich. i got to be smart, right? >> trump fired back his positions have evolved, bragging he easily beat paul on the golf course and will even more easily
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beat him now in the world of politics. as for how he feels about hillary clinton. >> i don't know frankly that she'll be able to run because it just looks to me that the whole e-mail thing is a very criminal situation and it could cause problems for years to come. >> now the candidate is floating the possibility of sharing the ballot with a woman. >> i would be very, very delighted if there was the right person, but it would be a great honor to have a woman as a running mate. >> he gave no names but has spoken highly of sarah palin in the past, so sources tell me that she's not as of now a contender. of course, though, he's unpredictable. who knows what he will do, say, or decide if he gets there. >> a long way before you pick a vice president anyway. thank you so much. >> you just heard donald trump mention hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. how her campaign is dealing with the latest fallout after clinton turned over her personal server to the fbi. kristen welker has more on that. kristen, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. secretary clinton doesn't have any public events on her schedule today.
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but her campaign is still in damage control mode over that e-mail issue. clinton's campaign spokeswoman e-mailingporters wednesday, writing hillary didn't send any classified materials over e-mail. she also stressed there is no criminal probe. now, the clinton campaign has turned over her private e-mail server to the fbi. the inspector general says there were two top secret e-mails in her files. clinton has consistently said any e-mails that were classified were not marked as such at the time she sent them. still, the e-mails have become fodder for republican candidates who say it suggests clinton can't be trusted and polls show it has contributor to the erosion in the public's trust of clinton. one says they have accepting the reality this e-mail issue will be present throughout the campaign. clinton heads to the iowa state fair where she's going to turn the page. joe biden is vacationing in south carolina where he's expecting to consult with family and friends about the possibility of running.
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>> thank you very much. former vermont governor howard dean ran for president back in 2004. and served as chair of the democratic national committee. good to see you. good morning. >> thanks, matt. >> you don't have to be a republican operative to find trouble in the headlines surrounding hillary clinton. any time you put the words hillary clinton, e-mail, top secret, and fbi in the same sentence, you've got a problem. do you see any sign that this is going to go away soon? >> well, look, i think it's great that the server's in the hands of the justice department. a lot better than having in trey gowdy's hand. this kind of coverage is what the republicans want. the only thing you didn't say that's in the republican talking points is using the word criminal. there's nothing criminal about any of this. she never did e-mail classified information, not labeled as such. i think she's been truthful and this is an attempt by the republicans to smear the front-runner early on.
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this has gone on since white water and vince foster. >> if you look at polling, governor, there are meme who say trust is a problem when they look at hillary clinton. how does she convince them this isn't just another example of exactly what they fear? >> another example of exactly what they fear is exactly what the republicans are trying to do. they have been doing this to hillary clinton back since before her husband was president. i think this is the right course. having the server in the hands of an impartial investigator, the justice department of the united states, is going to be fine because it's going to show there was no criminality, nothing she sent that was identified as classified or top secret and this in fact is nothing but a partisan witch hunt and that's what it is. it's too bad, but i think we'll get through it. it's heading in the right direction. >> if i told you six months ago, bernie sanders would be leading hillary clinton in a poll in new hampshire by seven or eight points, would you believe me?
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>> no. look, i'm a hillary supporter, but i think it's great what bernie is doing. i really do. he is, for his whole political career, talked about economic justice. economic justice happens to be the biggest issue for americans on both sides of the partisan divide this election season. i think it's about time. i think the country's in trouble. and i think that is why bernie is doing well. >> let me end on this. if joe biden were to come to you and say, howard, as a former leader of this party and a guy who ran for president in 2004, i'm considering getting in. should i jump in? do i have a chance to win? what would you tell him? >> well, look, i have a lot of respect for joe biden. he's rr been a terrific vice president. the problem is joe biden, he's a very good guy and probably has no appeal whatsoever to people under 35. people under 35 elected barack obama president of the united states. that's a key part of the democratic coalition, along
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particularly with latinos and african-americans and asian americans. so i think it makes sense to have a candidate, and i think hillary is one, bernie is another, who really can turn on the under-35 set. i think that would be a problem for joe. so you know, he's served us incredibly well. i just think that it's probably too late for that. >> all right, howard dean. governor, always nice to have you. thank you for your time. >> thanks very much for having me on. i appreciate it. >> we should mention chuck todd is going to have an interview with donald trump this sunday on "mariners pregame." >> meantime, we have been talking a lot recently about drones flown dangerously close to planes, helicopters and leading to urgent new concerns from the faa. >> good morning. reports of these snenlts spiking dramatically, in fact, just another one yesterday in fresno, california, and federal officials say it's time for them to stop. according to the newly released
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faa report, there have been 650 drone sightings by pilots as of ag9th this year compared to a total of 2238 sightings in all of 2014. this summer alone, there have been 138 sightings in june and 137 in july. >> the majority of the drones that are causing the problems are hobbyist drones. the people that are flying drones professionally like law enforcement and this kind of thing, they go by the rules. but the hobbyists, they don't care. >> the news comes after a close call on wednesday, where a drone almost hit a medical helicopter carrying a patient in fresno, california. >> we almost got hit by a drone, just to let you know. >> it was probably about 15 feet from the actual aircraft. definitely could take down the helicopter. >> last sunday, the pilots of four commercial airplanes reported seeing a drone in final approach at newark airport. the latest in a series of similar incidents at new york area airports. >> six miles final 2002, 100 off to the right side.
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>> land to the right. watch for a drone. >> while firefighters battling this season's historic fires in the west, have ground several times boff othe drones. >> if one of these drones was to go into an engine at a critical period or if one was to strike the windshield of an airplane, the results could be catastrophic. >> experts say all these sightings are likely because many recreational users just don't know or aren't following rules for the drones which say you've got to fly below 400 feet and more than five miles from an airport. obviously, some of the commercial airline pilots are seeing them at 2,000, 3,000, 10,000 feet. people don't know the rules or they're flaunting them. >> it's shocking how many more incidents there are now. natalie is here with a devastating terror attack in iraq. >> good morning. an islamic militants say they're behind the massive deadly attack on a crowded market in baghdad. authorities say at least 62
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people were killed and another 125 people wounded after a truck rigged with explosives blew up inside the market this morning. former president jimmy carter says he will undergo treatment for cancer. the 90-year-old made the announcement on wednesday and will be treated in atlanta. nbc's halle jackson is there. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. this morning, thoughts and prayers are pouring in for the former president who said he could reveal new details about his condition as early as next week. president obama called president carter to wish him a speedy recovery, and that support has been just the tip of the iceberg, as folks from the political world to regular folks, even the atlanta braves send their well wishes to the georgia native. carter's cancer was discovered after a surgery on his liver last week, and nbc news has learned within two days of that operation, the former president was back to his normal schedule at his foundation, the carter center. devoited to humanitarian
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efforts, he had been set to head to nepal later this year to build houses. not slowing down even at 90, and today, so many are hoping his cancer treatment will be a success so he can get back to doing what he loves. >> we wish him the best as well. halle jackson, thank you. officials investigating the colorado mine spill say it will cost millions in damage and economic fallout to colorado, new mexico, and utah. the epa took full responsibility for the spill on wednesday. this as colorado's governor invited cameras to watch him drink from the animas river in an effort to show the water is safe for rafting, but he warned no one else should drink it. okay. well, parts of the new jersey turbpike were closed after a fiery collision between two tanker trucks on wednesday. drivers passing the burning trucks caught this all on video. incredible explosions with thick black smoke and flames shooting into the sky. the fire gutted both trucks, but authorities say the drivers
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suffered only minor injuries. now, dramatic video of a toddler rescue. a warning, it may be tough to watch. a 3-year-old reportedly fell from a window in china and was hanging by his head on the raili railing. the toddler struggled for air as onlookers watched in horror. a good samaritan ran to the balcony below to hold up the boy so he could breathe. the boy's father was then able to pull him inside. he's okay. we often show you amazing baseball plays this time of year, but this may be the catch of all catches. see for yourself. okay, so this happened at wrigley field when ryan braun pops one up there. watch as anthony risso runs into foul territory, into the crowd, over the fans to make that phenomenal catch. he stayed on his feet long enough to get the throw back to the infield. initially the umps ruled they
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thought it was a foul play. then they said it was okay and it was in. good for the win. >> do what you have to do. thanks very much. >> mr. roker. >> a lot of heat and a lot of schools go back. so athletics, really very dangerous at this time of year because kids are practicing. according to climate central, we're looking at this. relative humidity over 60% reduces your body's ability to cool off by sweating. when that happens, you have a big problem. why? because exercise, especially in the heat, produces 15 to 20 times more heat than your body at rest. when you do perspire, you increase your risk of heat related illnesses by 3%. when you lose that body fluid. you've got to be careful. look at this, from the panhandle of florida all the way to texas, feels-like temperatures at 100 or better. guess what? rest of the country going to start seeing that heat building. from the dakotas down to texas, then as we move into the weekend, it moves into the
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northeast, southeast, mid-atlantic states and all the way into new england by monday. a lot of folks have to be very careful about some dangerous heat. we're going to get to local forecast in the next 30 seconds. w why he's full of energy; but mom and dad know that they're feeding them the complete nutrition of natural balance®. now available at petsmart! we're always looking to bring you the very best in pet nutrition. with natural balance®, part of our family of natural foods, you can give your pets premium quality ingredients. introducing natural balance® at petsmart. save up to 10% on dry and wet food! fill your pet with love. petsmart®. inspired by pets. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have clouds, mist and drizzle to start out the day across the bay, and it is in the mid 60s with highs today reaching 72 degrees in san francisco, east bay will be at 83 degrees, peninsula 80 degrees and the south bay topping out into the
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mid 80s. tri-valley will be warming up to 87 degrees, a lot of clouds there, north bay 86 degrees. and it will be getting hotter as we get closer to the weekend so enjoy this mild "charlie hebdo" today. and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. coming up, the legal saga continues. kelly rutherford lashes out at the judge who orders her to return her kids to the father in monaco. and the beauty queen accused of faking a battle with cancer and scamming people out of tens of thousands of dollars. wait until you hear how police took that lie. but first on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc. lie. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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flonase controls six. so you are greater than your allergies. flonase. six is greater than one. this changes everything. good morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. two men are hop liesed with life-threatening injuries after a shooting in san francisco. it happened last night at 24th and bartlett in the mission district. police say someone in a car shot the pair. they are both in their 20s. each victim left the scene and were found a short distance away in different locations. so far police have not made am i arrests. happening today, the department says it will only use the kroen in a limited capacity including only day light hours and if it gets the green light the plan calls for a one year pilot program that would not start before 2017. let's get a look at our forecast for this thursday morning. >> we start out with clouds,
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this is a look at the golden gate bridge and as the drivers come across they have the windshield wipers on, mist and drizzle and our temperatures are much milder in the mid to upper 60s starting out the day, highs today reaching 85 degrees in los gatos, san francisco low 70s, 87 degrees in napa, oakland 74 while walnut creeks tops out at 88 degrees and pleasanton a high of 89 degrees. let's see how traffic is moving. i want to start you hot with this shot from the san mateo bridge. it is slow getting over the bridge this morning but not all that bad. this is always a typical slow shot as we switch over to the maps i want to take your attention towards 680 northbound, there was a sig alert issued and folks really have to be advised because a big rig ran into the shoulder there, keep in mind you may are uninto extra traffic. across the berkeley area as we move in towards oakland things moving slow but stop and go approving the bay bridge maze. another local news update
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coming up in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ 7:30 now on a thursday morning. it is the 13th day of august, 2015. that's the music from the electric lady herself janelle mone. she'll be front and center along with wonderland tomorrow on "today." >> check it out. >> it will be a great show. looking forward to it. the headlines this morning the fires sparked by powerful explosions at a chinese warehouse for hazardous materials are still burning this morning. the blast was felt for several miles. it leveled nearby buildings and killed at least 50 people. more than 700 others were injured. a scary scene at a nightclub in minneapolis overnight. a large section of the ceiling suddenly collapsed.
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it happened in the middle of the concert injuring at least three people. the head of the epa visits new mexico today downstream from the river in colorado where epa workers accidentally spilled millions of gallons of mine waste. the agency said the disaster it's taken responsibility for will cost millions to clean up. something to think about as the school year is getting underway. will your kids suffer from extreme homework overload? the new findings revealing millions of students, starting as young as kindergarten, are getting too much. the latest on kelly rutherford's bitter custody battle. she called out the new york judge who ordered her to send her children back to their father in monaco. today's erica hill is following it this morning. good morning to you. >> hey, guys. good morning. in that statement, kelly rutherford accuses the judge of "effectively arresting her children" words that experts say could backfire. >> reporter: forced to give up her children but not the fight. she called the judge's decision to send them back to her
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ex-husband in europe shocking, illegal, and abusive. adding, it was the most cruel act against a child i have ever witnessed. a turn for the actress' initial reaction tuesday leaving court. >> i have no words at this moment. no words. >> she slept on it and she found a lot of words. unusually personal words. words >> well, she slept on it and she found a lot of words. >> reporter: rutherford questioned the judge's legal understanding of the case saying she violated their rights as american citizens and effectively arrested my children. >> i think it's a risky move to attack a judge personally after you get an outcome you don't like when court systems are set up for appeals, for second chances. >> reporter: the children have lived in monaco with their father, daniel giersch, since 2012 when he returned to europe after losing his work visa. a california court ruled that the children should temporarily live with him there. a judge in monaco allowed the children to spend this summer
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with their mother in the u.s. but when she refused to send them back last week, giersch called it kidnapping and a new court battle began. with rutherford's attorney arguing the children have a fundamental right to live in their open country. >> the best thing that rutherford could do is put her head down and get ready for the court hearing in monaco next month. maybe she'll have a chance of getting her children back. >> reporter: rutherford said she'll continue to fight for her children and once again slammed the judge writing, if she has a conscience, i suspect she won't sleep well ever again. the judge did not respond to our request for comment on the letter, but we'll be hearing from another judge, in the case early next month. a custody hearing in monaco set for september 23. >> i don't know, blasting the judge is an unorthodox, legal strategy. >> a lot of emotion involved. no question about it. let's go to a pennsylvania beauty queen who is behind bars after authorities said she faked
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a battle with cancer in an elaborate scheme to bilk people out of thousands of dollars. here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: brandi, do you have anything to say? brandi lee weaver-gates, like she's never been seen before. she's now handcuffed during a perp walk after being a'sed on tuesday. accused of receiving stolen property. the 23-year-old began telling people she was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in march of 2013. last month, police received an anonymous tip, claiming the beauty queen was faking her illness. >> the anonymous letter stated that there were some inconsistencies such as ms. gate's was always there and never falling out. she did not know the name of her doctors and other things like that. >> two years cancer patient --
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>> reporter: investigators say her scheme was so elaborate she convinced family members to drive her to the hospital for treatment where they would wait in the lobby for hours while she hid elsewhere in the hospital. >> so we began the investigation, started contacting the various hospitals that she allegedly was receiving treatment. and in speaking with all the locations, it was discovered she had never received any treatment at any of the locations. >> reporter: the complaint says fund-raisers were held to help with medical bills. police say the most recent event, bingo for brandi held in april, raised up to $14,000. >> she was believable. i had been to a couple of the benefits for her and i never would have questioned it. >> reporter: pageant directors said in a statement that effective immediately, she is stripped of her title and required to return her crown and sash upon her release from being detained. >> i'm shocked. i'm sad. i'm worried about her. i mean, i know there's a lot of people that are angry and i'm angry too.
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no one wants to be duped. >> reporter: concern and outrage over a beauty pageant winner whose behavior was anything but congenial. for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news. all right. let's move on. shall we? mr. roker? nothing to say there. nothing that's good, at least. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> i think i'll go to the map now. show you what's going on. well, you know, it has been a tale of two states in a sense for florida. in this part of the western part of the state, look at this, tampa, they have had almost twice as much rain as they should normally have since june 1st, but the southeaster part of the state is in a serious drought. picking up only a third of the rain they should have. guess what, that's about to change. because we'll have a stationary front that will park itself. the difference is not only will
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with esee moisture coming in for the west coast, but we're also going to see heavy rain along the east coast of florida where they need it. port st. lucie and points west of there could see three to four inches of rain in the next three da good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with low clouds and fog and a mild start to the day, still some drizzle in spots, and we will see that clearing for a mild day, a high of 85 degrees in the south bay, starting to warm up in a few places. 80 degrees in the peninsula and the east bay today reaching 83 degrees. in the tri-valley expect a high of 87, a little bit more sunshine there, san francisco 72, and the north bay topping out in the mid 80s as well before a hot weekend. make sure you get that weather any time >> make sure you get that weather any time you need it. weather.com online. >> all right. thanks very much. no coming up, big bird and
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story. >> reporter: kim kardashian gets all kinds of comments on her social media posts but this is first to elicit a response from the fda. kardashian posted a picture on instagram promoting to her 42 million followers a prescription drug called diclegis. she wrote the drug helps her combat morning sickness but she did not mention any side effects. so the food and drug administration sent a warning letter to the drug maker saying, the social media post is misleading because it presents various efficacy claims for diclegis, but fails to include risk information. >> whether it's a drug label or social media, fda rules apply if it's the manufacturer what's paying the celebrity. >> reporter: while kardashian's post futured a -- featured a link to the drug safety information the fda said that's not enough. the post has been taken down. kardashian's representatives referred to the drug maker, duchesn duchesnay, usa, it acknowledges
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that the communications need to be in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. we are taking quick action in responding to the fda warning letter and immediately and effectively address any issues. >> i have got this one body and this one life. >> reporter: on tv, celebrities have been promoting prescription drugs for years with ads that feature a long list of safety information that's required by law. >> you may bruise more easily and may take longer for bleeding to stop. >> reporter: while social media has opened up a new room of communication, the rules still apply, even on twitter. >> manufacturers have a special responsibility. there's no way that fda can monitor every tweet, every instagram post. >> reporter: but the kardashian episode proves the fda is watching. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> all right. coming up next, something to smile about. the courtroom sketch of nfl
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online is the sketch of him. here he is going into court, to remind you how handsome and dapper he is. here is this sketch. can you see him in the middle? would you even be able to recognize him? let's take this side by side, just to compare the two. not even close. i don't think that really captures his good looks. this image went viral yesterday with more than 42,000 tweets. people comparing him to everything from aliens to monsters. here he is as e.t. a dead ringer for e.t. someone photoshopped him into the thriller video saying the deflategate is turning into a real thriller. how about this one? someone comparing him to lurch from the addams family and the hunchback of notre dame. the artist heard about all the commotion and had this to say. >> under pressure i tend to grab on to certain lines and i don't flatter people, so i have to apologize to tom brady and all
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his fans. i didn't make him look pretty enough. >> pretty. brady is due back in court next week to reach a settlement with nfl. >> i don't think anyone looks good in courtroom sketches. >> it looks like he has horns. that was the worst. coming up, homework overload. why your kids are probably getting way more than they should. but first, a look at your local news and weather. let's put the sketch up again. ut really brings 'em in. i can barely keep up by myself. 0% apr financing. tons of amazing inventory. only happens once a year. hmm, hologram number 17 seems to have gone rogue. i'm the real jan now! 0%! 0%! at our annual clearance event, get 0% apr financing on a 2015 rav 4, offer ends september 8th. for great deals on other toyotas, visit toyota.com. it's all yours. thanks, jan. toyota. let's go places.
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it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening today the suspect involved in the crash that killed pour team in the south bay may answer to criminal charges. prosecutors charged 23-year-old anthony imbronone with vehicular manslaughter. he is set o enter a lae in a courtroom. investigators say he was krung when he lost control of his car had gilroy in may, it flipped into a ravine. three of the victims were in high school. one of the fbi's most wanted fugitive on the run from the bay area for nearly 15 years is behind bars, this morning, 52-year-old frank month neg grow is accused of sexual assaulting two children back in 2001 while teaching at a fremont elementary school. fbi agents arrested him yesterday in los angeles. a awaiting trans per back to the bare. what are we in store for when it comes to that forecast? >> we start out with low clouds
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and some low visibility am some spots, but there will be some clearing as we go through the day. in san francisco a high of 72 degrees, half-moon bay 70 and redwood city 83, san jose tops out at 86 degrees, a little bit warmer in some spots, novato 82, oakland 74 and san ramone can look for a high of 90 degrees and the heat goes up this weekend. let's get a look at how traffic is moving with anthony. earlier things were good across the ven that bridge. now southbound there is an accident at marina vista and that's keeping things slow coming in from fairfield. 880 into san leandro. it is stop and go lieu this area and that's all the way over towards the incline as we head over towards foster. the south bay traffic building across 101, 280 and 85 over towards cupertino. >> we will be back with another local news update in half an
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." way too much homework? why experts say today's kids are overloaded and what you need to know as back to school season approaches. plus worried about sextings? what has parents losing sleep. who can forget bambi and thumper. they came to life outside someone's door in colorado. "today" is thursday, august 13, 2015. ♪ >> go badgers!
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three generations on the today show. ♪ >> kiss me, i'm 80! >> three crazy cities from huntington, indiana! good morning everyone. welcome back to "today"! it's thursday, august 13, 2015. beautiful morning on the plaza. matt has done an excellent job with the throwback thursday pick today. >> this is rob thomas and santana the song in 1999. >> really? >> it seems like yesterday. >> my favorite keg party in the '90s, you know. >> rob thomas, if you like this song, shehe's going to be on th plaza in concert on august 24th. a new "today" restaurant redo. have you ever been to the in-n-out burger you know how good their cheeseburgers are. well, do not fear if you don't
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live near one. we'll show you how to make one. >> let's get the headlines of the morning. natalie is a at the news desk. the u.s. expressed its condolences to china where two massive explosions on wednesday killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds. ian williams is in china with the latest. ian, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie. those latest figures, yes, more than 50 people now confirmed dead, 71 in critical condition, and another 700 injured. now the scene of those massive explosions late last night is still burning. smoke and flames are billowing from that warehouse complex. in fact, you may be able to see over my left shoulder the glow from the flames. where i'm standing is in a police and army check point about a mile from the scene of the blast. they're preventing people from
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getting closer. about a thousand firefighters are still working in there. the task made that more difficult because the volatility of the fire because they don't really know what sort of dangerous chemicals they're dealing with. all around me here the windows of the buildings have been blown out. people are standing still shell shocked. there's little information about what cocktail of toxic chemicals and gas exploded last night, which makes things even more difficult, of course, at this point. no one knows precisely -- or no one is saying precisely what caused the explosion, natalie. >> difficult scene there. ian williams, thank you. a fright thing scene overnight in a minneapolis nightclub when a large section of the ceiling and water pipes collapsed in the middle of a rock concert. about a thousand music fans had to be evacuated. at least three people were hurt. >> you could see the red lights flashing, and part of the ceiling just -- boom just caved
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in. >> the club first avenue was featured in the prince movie "purple rain." >> jimmy carter will undergo cancer treatment in emory hospital in atlanta. he revealed that a cancer was discovered during a recent liver surgery and in is other parts of his body. he remains active with his charity and his book was publ h published last month. republican jeb bush is stepping up attacks on hillary clinton over her e-mails. in nevada on wednesday bush spoke about edward snow den and suggested mrs. clinton could have put government secrets at risk. the fbi is investigating the server. the clinton campaign e-mailed supporters on wednesday that hillary clinton didn't e-mail any classified informations. at least one teen was killed in a boating accident overnight.
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five others were injured when their boat struck a bridge on the fort lauderdale river. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. officials say a man narrowly escaped serious injury after a bear attack in new york. the man was attacked in a state park but was able to beat the bear off with a stick. both the man and his dog suffered bites, scratches, and puncture wounds. injuries not considered life threatening. and ill v-- elvis fans were in full force picking up a newly released elvis stamp. it features a portrait of elvis, a crown, and signature. his widow was on hand for the dedication saying elvis would have been thrilled. it's now 8:05. >> natalie, thank you very much. it's back to school season. millions of kids ready to hit another year of hitting the books. >> are we hitting them and the books hitting them too hard? new study putting the spotlight
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on what can only be called homework overload. here is craig melvin. >> reporter: back to school means back to homework. according to a new study published in the american journal of family therapy, kids are receiving more homework than what education experts recommend. in some cases, much more. >> kindergartens have three times the homework load they're expected to have. >> first graders have three times the homework load they're expected to have. second graders have two and a half times the homework load they're expected to have. all these things are troubling. >> reporter: stefanie donaldson author of "the learning habit" was a contributing editor to the study which found that as workload increases, so does stress for the student and their parents. >> all children are getting homework they don't understand. they're getting homework that is really, really stressful. i had a parent who had a ph.d. in science and math and couldn't understand the instructions for
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her third grader's homework. >> reporter: what are the guideli guidelines? the national education association recommends a 10-minute rule. ten minutes per night for first graders and ten additional minutes per night for every grade thereafter. they also do not endorse homework for kindergarten. the study found that kindergartens are spending an average of 25 minutes on homework. first and second graders? nearly 30 minutes. >> you don't want to turn kids off to school from an early age. kids mostly come into school with a natural excitement and a love of learning. i feel like our job in the first years, especially, is to foster that. >> reporter: as your child gets ready toy head back to the classroom, communication with a teacher is key, say experts. >> if you feel your teacher is assigning too much homework, the first stop is with the teacher. your teacher is there as your ally not your obstacle. >> reporter: for "today" craig
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melvin. we're doing a little today.com survey on this. do you think kids get too much homework these days? 86% of people who responded say yes. >> you guys agree? >> i think so. i have a sixth grader and the homework load is building. he had it easy the first couple of years. i feel like it's building. >> i think it's the combination of the homework and the afterschool things they have. my older son plays a lot of sports. you today up and it's a lot. >> we have to get tutors to help our kids with homework. it's getting harder. >> we want to hear from you as well. share your comments on our website and facebook page. all right, up next the raging smart phone debate. do you shoot videos this way or this way? >> that way! >> people are very heat eed abo this. shrinking sesame "sesame street". why the beloved kid show is
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♪ eat some more pasta. certainly. low prices. every day. on everything. for whatever you put your heart into. we're back all right. we're back at 8:12. time for what's trending today. >> why don't we start with a fascinating new parenting poll, okay? this one really shows just how much times have changed. adults were asked about their top health concerns for their children. obesity, bullying, drug abuse took the top three spots. but smoking and tobacco use normally they rank near the top. this year, they fell to seventh place and they're edged out by internet safety and sexting. >> wow. >> those two concerns jumping up
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the list, placing fourth and sixth. not as much worry as smoking. hopefully, fewer kids are doing that. but the sexting problem, other issues on the internet, way up there. >> a sign of the times. would you put it higher than -- >> i have a 14-year-old, absolutely. yep. >> i don't mine will ever have a phone. what if you got on a flight and you were seated next to a crying baby? it's happened to all of us. the owner of the crying baby, and now one journalist has a possible solution -- child free flights. she is urging parents to stop taking the little ones on the planes and it's selfish of them to take the babies on the planes. >> she's selfish. >> that's going to go over. >> as a mom of a 12-year-old, what are we supposed to do? if you have parents to live some place else? >> apparently she thinks there should be child free flights, i don't know, exactly. >> whenever i hear a crying baby
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on the plane, i get in a zen moment. it's repetitive and think of it as a repetition. >> yeah. >> and it's a baby and it's crying -- i start thinking what's wrong with the baby? >> i feel bad for the parent. >> i feel bad for the parents. i say a prayer for them. >> you do the zen thing with car alarms too? >> maybe i should. maybe a technique for living in the city. >> more involved than the rest of us. we asked you, should parents not bring babies on flights? 76% say no. babies are okay on flights. 24% said yes, babies are best left at home. okay, another potentially hot button question, at least that savannah is concerned. when shooting video on your phone, how should you do it? i've got the iphone right here. should you shoot it vertically the way i'm doing right now? that's -- there we go. or should you shoot it
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horizontally? >> horizontally. >> guess what, "new york times" diving into the debate this morning. there are strong opinions on both sides. what do you think? >> horizontal? for editing and if you want to put it on the instagram or whatever. >> you see more. >> you see more. >> well, i think horizontal is great. all my videos are vertical. >> doesn't it depend on what you're shooting? i'll give you an example, okay. what, for example, if you spotted a real life bambi and thumper, playing together in the park. you'd probably would want to shoot that horizontally. >> okay. how about this one? what if your pet parrot decided to slide down a bannister, happens all the time. vertical. >> what if you had a daughter who was turning 1-year-old today? vertically? >> if she was the cutest baby in america i would shoot it vertically. you don't need the background.
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>> i think the camera work is wonderful. only one thing that could be better -- live shots. do we have baby -- >> happy birthday. >> and mike, her daddy. >> hi, guys. >> hi, veil. can we see a wave? >> thank you. >> wow. has it felt like a year? >> no. time flies. everybody was right. so we're so excited. one year. she is saying she wants to stay like her mom. >> and here savannah made a beautiful cake. >> he didn't hear you. she's asking you about the beautiful cake i made yesterday. >> oh, it takes a milestone to get savannah into the kitchen. >> clearly. >> well, you shot that horizontally, we'd see the cake. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> tune into the fourth hour.
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>> i'll talk about the recipe i got. >> happy birthday. >> beautiful curls. >> this is how we spend our time before the show every morning. >> i'm the worst. i'm the worst. i know. all right, now to "sesame street" and the sign of the times and why amy schumer isn't exactly a train wreck in other countries. >> i think we should let vale in on the "sesame street" story. it's bad news, but first up, this is a shrinking "sesame street." the up polar kid -- the popular kids show has been an hour long and we know that kids have shorter attention spans so starting in fall it will be cut to 30 minutes. pbs and sesame workshop said it tested well with audiences and they have been increasing their online viewing by about 40%. so i guess just a different way to get some of the same programming. now to the september issue of "vogue" magazine. it's a big deal every year. always pumps speculation about who will make the cover and this year it's beyonce.
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vogue releasing the cover this morning. this photo shot by mario testino. some say that beyonce's flat tummies dispels rumors that she is pregnant. unless it was taken before she is pregnant, who knows. this is funny, amy schumer, her movie "trainwreck" is a big hit. mashable looked what "trainwreck" is called in other countries. check republic calls it -- canada calls it hopeless case. and in germany, it's just called dating queen. i don't know in that translates all that well. in russia a girl without complexes. not the same punch. >> not even close to trainwreck. >> in translation. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather?
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>> the weather, you don't need to translate at all. you can look at the map. much of the country, fairly quiet. we are looking at some showers and thunderstorms down through florida. the heat's a big story today. look at this, air temperatures in the -- right around the upper 90s to low 100s. feels like temperatures well above 100. in the desert southwest, 70s and 80s, into the great lakes. nice and comfortable, we have that wet weather down into florida. look for showers and thunderstorms from the northern plains back into the southwest. the heat is on in the pacific northwest. portland, 90. seattle 86. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. today, the last day with some average temperatures before it gets hot this weekend. right now it's 66 degrees across most of the bay. still those low clouds and mist and drizzle. a high of 85 degrees in the south bay today with some clearing. 80 degrees in the peninsula.
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east bay, 83 degrees. in the tri-valley, already sunshine and today's high reaching 87 degrees. 72 in san francisco. the north bay, expect a high of 86. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. parents, we want our kids to play and have a little bitf fun, but have their toys taken over your home? >> absolutely! >> "today's" sheinelle jones is here with one mom that felt that way and revealed a drastic measure on her blog. >> a lot of us can relate. good morning. so many parents will admit when you walk into a kids' room it can be overwhelmingly crowded with stuff toys, books, you name it. now this mom says enough is enough! legos, bash -- barbies. one mom made it her mission to go from clutter and chaos to clean. >> i think my toy philosophy
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developed out of my struggle with clutter. i had a hard time keeping my bedroom clean. >> the struggle to maintain order in her home lead her to share her experience in a blog post "why i got rid of the toys." to some it might seem like a drastic decision. for her it was about striking the right balance. >> i wanted to buy things that were meaningful and purposeful and useful to him. >> the play room reflects her newfound philosophy. she believes less is more. she said it's not crammed with popular toys. >> we picked 15. it's mostly it's a matter of what we had for. we didn't feel like too much but it felt like enough. if he's going to bring a new toy in, i'll take a toy out. >> for her it's not only about having fewer toys but picking the right ones, too. >> i like to choose things that choose art-related toys or music-relate ed toys and thingse
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can build with and stack with and connect and climb on. meet a variety of his developmental needs as well as keep him interested and keep things fun. >> there's only room for one thomas the tank. we don't need ten versions. >> she limits the amount of books. he has eight books in play room. i have shelves that fit four books on each side nicely. >> it's important that everything have its place. not just to keep order but help her son learn. >> experts have studied kids in classrooms that have a lot of things on the walls and a lot of distractions and kids actually learn better and do better when they're in spaces that are clear. >> can you clean it? >> not us being lazy and not cleaning up the toys, but it's a matter of trying to teach quality over quantity. >> there's actually science behind the less is more philosophy. a study by carnegie melon
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university focussed on classroom environment and learning and backs up her theory. if you would like to try the idea, here is how. start out by emptying the room completely. then carefully consider which items you're bringing back into the space. she likes open and clear containers where kids can easily see and retreat what they want to play with and put it back, which is key. involve your kids in downsizing in the process by letting them choose what they really want. i feel like there's a happy medium. >> you don't bomb them like guess what i threw out? >> you don't need birthday the thomas train. i tried this. we have aunch be of clutter. i took out things they're not interacting with anymore. now they can actually see their toys and play with their toys. i feel like, you know, you don't have to be extreme but, you know. >> it makes sense. seeing that beautiful baby's classroom i feel like you're a celebrity closet that you're jealous with. >> i agree.
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good for her. >> sheinelle, thank you very much. let's send it to dylan. hey, guys! we love when connie britton is here. she's going to talk to us about the wild ride she's going to take us on in her new movie. plus, what is a camel doing on the plaza? that's coming up after your local news. i'm ... ==topvo=san fncisco geny
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a very good morning to you. 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco's general hospital charity foundation awarding more than $1 million to some two dozen programs connected to the trauma center. it's being provided through proceeds collected by the hospital's hearts grants program. happening today, attention shoppers. livermore's outlet center debuts its long-await the expansion. 30 new upscale stores debut today. 20 additional stores will open down the road. speaking of road, expect a lot of traffic in that area. when the mall opened three years ago, there were huge backups. outlet managers say adjustments are being made this time to help with some of that traffic flow. speaking of the traffic flow, let's check the morning commute with anthony. >> good morning. we had an alert issued this
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morning just past the bridge. now it is southbound. there's a four-car accident just past the bridge. that's going to keep things slow. not only for northbound but for southbound as well. it continues to remain slow on 680 towards concord. out towards the san mateo bridge, it's slow there as well. a couple accidents getting on the bridge. let's switch back to the map and you can see what we're talking about. slowing through union city. in the south bay, things are slow on 101. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. we'll be back another local news update in half an hour. have a great day.
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>> we're back now 8:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 13th day of august, 2015. here is a tip for you. if you want to see someone who knows how to perform and put on a great show, come on down to the plaza tomorrow morning! we have janelle monae along here with wonderland. they are fantastic. get down here early, we're expecting a big crowd. >> we'll get our dance on tomorrow. we have another fantastic performer coming up this
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morning. we'll talk to emmy nominee connie britton. >> ever crave an in-n-out burger but don't live near one? we'll show you how to make the fast food favorite at home. we want to give a shoto ysht kristin welker. >> she's looking fierce! >> yep. we're joined by radio city rockettes gearing up for the christmas in august celebration! they brought their friend along. >> hi, guys! >> explain ted. why are we talking about christmas? august? >> today is the official kickoff of the 2015 season of the radio city christmas spectacular. we're so excited we're bringing you christmas in august at 11:00 a.m. today we'll be right outside of radio city. we're shutting the street down and bringing you bits and pieces of the christmas spectacular and keeping with the tradition, we
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have our friend ted here who has been in the show for 20 years now. he's the star of the nativity. >> looking at ted he's barricading in there. is there a reason? >> he likes to walk around. he's used to walking around the great stage. >> he's friendly. >> absolutely. >> what can people expect if they come over to the next block down this morning? what will they find there? >> at 11:00 a.m. we're shutting down the streets. everybody should come on by. it's free to the public. we're going to have rockettes on the marquee doing the wooden soldiers and we'll be on the street doing rag dolls, which means it rocked the show last year. it's one of my personal favorites. >> good reminder the show is starting and you can get tickets, too. >> on sale now. opening on november 13th and running through january 3rd this year. >> santa is going to be there, too? >> of course! >> thank you so much.
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>> ted should have been here yesterday. it was hump day. >> oh! >> kind of like the new york city bengals. let's show you what we got going on as far as the weather today. let's look at the weekend planner for tomorrow. we're looking at wet weather through northern new england, also, down to florida and the southwest as well. saturday look at that rain make the way through the northeast and new england. continues to florida. western third of the country looking spectacular. sunday we've got more wet weather making the way through florida. could be some flooding along the west coast of florida and the heat continues in the pacific northwest down through texas and on into the northern good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still a wide range in temperatures from the coast to the inland valleys. a high of 85 degrees today in los gatos. embarcadero, expect a high of
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72. more sunshine this afternoon after our skies clear this morning. novato reaching 82 degrees. oakland, 74. san ramon, a high of 90 degrees. we're getting ready for a hot weekend. today is the last day with temperatures about average for this time of year. we have nice folks here. where are you from? >> louisiana. nice seeing you. thanks for being here. let's head to the orange room and dylan. >> thank you, al. we were talking about we're so excited for janelle mone. if you want to see her live on tour, the sponsor toyota in sponsorship is giving you the chance. one lucky winner will get -- and a guest will get a two day trip to atlanta, georgia to see her at the end of the month for the final stop of the tour. here is how do you it. just post a picture or video on twitter or instagram doing the
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"yoga sway" use #goplaces with wonderland. the winner will be selected at random. go online for more details. good luck. >> dylan, thank you so much. connie britton stars in the new movie "american ultra." she protects a guy from a secretive government program he doesn't realize he's a part of. take a look. >> listen, it has been breached. we are fielding the ball. >> is that -- >> wait a minute. what? >> great to see you! >> that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. >> i know. i literally just had to memorize it as if it was a song lyric. >> i have to figure out how to describe the movie. it's not easy to. i was thinking, you know, like,
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the movie born identity had a baby with clerks that's what the movie would be. >> that's good. this is what i love about the movie. it's kind of a great combining of other genres we've seen before, but when you put them together it makes a really funny, i mean, the movie is a comedy. >> it is. >> people should know that. jesse eisenberg was here the other day. he said he's kind of like a stoned jason bourn. the set up he's a cia operative assassin but he doesn't know it. you run the program, right? >> right. i run the program. the program was sort of put on the back burner years ago and he's coming in and trying to wipe out all the people involved until the program. so i'm trying to protect and save jesse's character. and kristen stewart's character. >> it's a comedy but you're the straight man. you are doing hilarious stuff and you have to be stone faced.
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>> it's funny because i wanted to do some of that, too. and our director was very, you know, he was like no you've got to be, you know, she's got to be very real and very, you know, dedicated to what she's doing. i was like okay. >> did you ever crack up with the ridiculousness going on around you? >> yes. >> the truth of the matter is, i think that's what makes the thing funny is, you know, the circumstances of the movie are, outlandish and heightened, but if you kind of ground that in reality, it makes it even funnier. >> people know and love you from "friday night lights" do you think that's the most recognized role when people see you? >> i get a lot of "national" fans, too. but friday night lights is a big one. >> if i'm a director and i want to cast connie britton, what kind of role do you see for you these days? what interests you? >> oh, you know, i love -- i
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really do love roles where i get to play a character that has all the different levels and dimensions. i love comedy. i want to have a character that has a sense of humor and gets to play that. but then also gets to play the depth. i don't know something like that is appealing to me. >> i know you had the role of a lifetime mom. your little boy is absolutely adorable! there he is. he's like four and a half now? >> he's four and a half. he'll definitely tell you about that half. he was kind of obsessed when it was his four and a half birthday. he's the best. >> he's adorable. we'll get to talk to you a little bit more when you come back. hoda and i are doing the show later and "american ultra" opens on friday. the secret of making your own in and out cheese burger right at home! first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now 8:40 with a "today" food restaurant redo. if you have ever craved an in-n-out cheese burger but you don't live west of the midst camila al vvez is here to show how to recreate the burger at home. >> congratulations! >> thank you. >> you just became an american citizens. how does it feel? >> it feels great. i'm proud and honored. i had my green card for a long time and i was like, well, you know, i need to get an american passport. then it hit me, like, i have so much respect for this country. this is my home. i love the people here. my family is here. i want to be able to have an american passport. i worked hard for it!
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>> matthew put up a picture on instagram matthew mcconaughey. it is there. a great american. >> there you go. since you're an american citizens now, let's make something all american. >> all american. >> a cheese burger and in particular the in-n-out version. the ingredients very simple. >> very simple. sometimes people like to do a lot of seasoning in the meat. we'll keep it simple today. salt and pepper, we have ketchup, mayo, and cheese. >> then we'll talk about the sauce that makes this burger different. you use ground chuck 80/20. do you want to put the salt there. >> all of it? >> all of it. it looks like a lot of salt, but the trick since chuck is 8020 it has a lot of fat. it needs the salt. >> okay. >> now, the recipe doesn't call for this but i came in the kitchen earlier -- >> scoot over. >> pardon me, sorry.
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>> i came here and i had to hide something there because at home if i'm doing this, right, i put an egg in there. >> got to love that. >> that makes it moist. you want to break it up a little bit. >> it takes a little bit of the steak tartar deal. >> exactly. it's not going to get dry or anything. >> you don't handle it too much. >> no. that's a big mistake people do. you'll make a patty. it's not really, you know, a trick to make a patty. put a little bit in your hands. when you have an egg it's going to be kind of gooey and stuff. can i give you a high five? >> no. even if you're now an american citizens i'm not doing that. >> you put it on a hot seasoned griddle. >> that's correct. put it in there and make it pretty. >> while that's cooking, let's talk about the sauce. >> okay. >> you start with mayonnaise. >> i think you know your ingredients in the kitchen.
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>> ketchup, worst shire, and relish. >> while you do that- >> while we're doing that we have the panel downstairs and they've been waiting for this all morning long. big cheese burger fans. >> it's so good! >> it's very good. >> natalie is eating it with a fork. >> it's dripping a little bit all over the place. >> that's part of it. >> down your hand. >> i eat it with a fork and knife. i eat pizza with a fork and knife! i have issues. >> i'm glad you enjoy it. >> good old american cheese. when it melts a little bit on the sides it's good to go. the in-n-out cheese burger doesn't have, like, all melted too much. it's just warm the cheese on top. >> we doing double patties today? >> we can. >> you know my husband says the
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men who invented the cheese burger is a genius. we are doing cheeseburgers today. >> doing a little kentucky. >> is that true? >> it's true. >> full of facts. >> we have to put the sauce -- you want to do the tomato first. okay. it's a lettuce. it's the art of a burger so it stays in there. now you can put the meat in there. onions on top. >> what don't you like on burgers? >> what you don't like? >> what don't you like on burgers when it comes to toppings? >> tofu. i guess no one -- >> i'll pile anything on a burger. >> i like bacon. mushrooms. >> avocado. >> yummy. >> if you want to do animal style, you add caramelized onions, extra pickles, extra
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sauce and you got animal style. >> i love animal style! can we hear it for camila a little under the weather today. how did she do? >> i didn't even notice! >> i thought you were going have us sing "god bless the usa." >> thank you. i'm under the weather so i was nice to him today, right? >> congratulations. >> and she's going to be back tomorrow to redo wendy's famous chi chili. coming up meet the remarkable piano player making beautiful music at the age of 100. first, this is "today" on nbc. a new sea chance to tryew look. something different. this summer, challenge your preconceptions and experience a cadillac for yourself.
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>> that was a good burger, by the way. >> that was a really good burger. i just finished it. let's get birthday wishes from willard scott. >> new york is a wonderful town!
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happy birthday from smuckers. take a look! bernice williams from dallas, texas. she's 103 years old today! she loves gardening. yes, she does. the beautiful and exotic faye ward from california. she's 101 years old today. she loves to play scrabble. gene from naples, florida is 100 and he loves to go hunting. chester green 100 from tennessee. we had a little fun and we'll have more fun later. don't you go away. the "today" show continues! >> right now, actually. willard, thank you very much. on the topic of folks turning 100. happy birthday, jenna. >> just kidding! >> she met a musician who is
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refusing to relax and slow down even though he's 100. >> it's a great story. i was in a lounge in new york city and i remember making a comment how good the music was. nothing fancy just a piano player doing the thing in his own world. that pianist was irving fields. it turns out playing the club scene at 100 is the next chapter in his musically decorated life. if you didn't know any better, you might think he was an old man. >> i'm playing better now at 100 years young than when i was 40. >> at 100 years old, if there ever was someone who has been there and done that, it's him. >> i played everywhere in the world. ♪ i did a movie for jimmi stewart and sandra key sang a song. ♪ and then the louis armstrong
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recorded a song called "cheesecake," and that became a hit. >> a few piano lessons as a child and unbelievable talent for music saw irving play in some of the most prestigious places in the world. >> she waives to me and she comes in with frank issinatra. >> was that one of the highlights of your career getting hugged by frank? >> i would rather get a hug from ava gardener but that was nice, too. >> you took one from frank. >> irving plays three days a week at new york city's park lane hotel. >> i'm very fulfilled when people like my music. i'm unstoppable. >> what would you say is your secret to longevity? >> before dinner i have one martini. the food absorbs the alcohol. >> he may not have reinvented
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the wheel. he doesn't top the itunes charts, but every week rain or shine, irving fields is doing what he loves to do. >> do you have any regrets at all? >> i would want to change a couple of things. naturally everybody would. i would like to go back and have the same life i've had. >> he's doing it his way. >> do you know how many people credit alcohol with the secret to their longevity? >> in moderation. >> in moderation, of course. >> yeah just a little bit goes a long way and keeps them fresh. >> yeah. >> you should fit that in the fitness routine. >> i'm going to do that. >> he's an early riser. he walks every day to walk. it's like 20 blocks. he walks every day and he's happy. he's happy! he said if you love what you do, you'll do it forever. >> wonderful! jenna, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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what's up, gang, for the next hour? >> we're going to look how sweet style c-- sleep style. >> i roll all night. i'm like rolling. >> perfectly cooked in the
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morning. we're going get our minds blown. one more chance to take a look at and wish a very happy birthday to young vale turning one today! >> happy birthday, valy! it's going to make my cry! >> i made her a cake. >> it looks beautiful. >> thanks to natalie. >> more on that i'm ... ==anim happenintoday...=
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good morning. it's 8:56 on your thursday. i'm sams brock. happening dater today, actually in about an hour, if you're a 49ers season ticketholder, looking to acquire some tickets, now is your chance to get in on action. single-game tickets go on sale starting at 10:00 this morning. they're available through ticketmaster. tickets will be offered for each preseason and regular season game. the team is using dynamic
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pricing with a cost connected to demand. there's a maximum of eight tickets per purchase. right now it's being called the best show in years. the annual perseid meteor shower lit up the night sky, but if you missed it, you will have another chance tonight as well. astronomers tell us the best time to watch is from midnight until about 5:00 a.m. a lot of people reporting good things about that show.
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this morning on "today's" take stephen spielberg is ready to roll out the latest project "public morals" we've got one of the stars. mind blowing illusions from wayne hoffmann. and the sleeping why your position may affect your health. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> a beautiful thursday morning, august 13, 2015. an appropriate song. >> i knew it was going to be a
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perfect day today. i listen to al's forecast so i picked a song just for you, al. >> i love this song. >> u 2's performance after 9/11 -- >> yeah. it's a great song. >> tom brady played -- >> did you know that? >> that's nice. >> it's so good. he knows the weather and this. tom brady was in court yesterday appealing the four-game suspension with the patriots for his role in "deflategate" what people are talking about is the sketch of him that has gone viral. >> like, where is he in the sketch? there he is. >> it's the real life versus the sketch. here come the memes. >> go back to the wide shot. this picture is amazing. if you look at the guy in front of tom brady, i mean, tom brady has a complaint. look at this guy.
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look at that guy right here! this guy! he looks like a monkey. [ laughter ] >> oh! >> i didn't even see that guy. >> that's so great. >> oh! >> the courtroom artist didn't have a good day. >> nope. >> she responded. she struggled a little bit yesterday. here people are comparing him to et in the basic with elliot. how about from the "thriller" video. this one really works. lurch from the adams family. >> that's it! the eye brows and everything. the bone structure. >> the hunch back of notre dame. >> is it safe to say she's not a patriots fan. i'm thinking she must love the cowboys or giants. there's an agenda when you make tom brady look like that. >> clearly she heard the chatter. this is courtroom artist jane rosenberg responding. >> i'm under such pressure i tend to just grab on to certain
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lines and i don't flatter people, so i have to apologize to tom brady and his fans if i didn't make him look pretty enough. >> we love you! >> if we didn't make you pretty enough, pretty boy. >> he is a beautiful man. she's work quickly in the courtroom. >> yeah. >> doesn't have time to make it perfect. >> i'm not buying it. she's not a giants fan. >> you can't have cameras in the courtroom. >> yeah. >> you would think, i mean, just put up a picture of brady. >> you want to portray it -- >> yeah. >> you see the angry man leaning in front of him you wonder what -- >> in fairness, she's a terrific court artist, she is. she's a terrific. she had an off day. she had an off day. pretty much everybody in the picture -- >> does anybody look good in a courtroom sketch? >> let's take a close look. if there's anybody that looks good. the guy all the way at the end,
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this guy he's a good looking guy. but the guy next to him looks like somebody just killed his dog. >> it's almost like they committed a crime. >> you have to do the polite disclaimer. she's a fine sketch artist. >> and she's working on the fly. speaking of catching on the fly. take a look at the amazing catch. wrigley field cubs' first basemen anthony rizzo running into foul territory, on the tarp, into the stands and makes the catch! one more time. jumps on top of the tarp. and then into the stands. >> that's what i notice most it was reynolds wrap. i didn't know -- >> and the cubs win 3-2 against the milwaukee brewers. so that's pretty impressive. >> it wasn't a catch, they first said, then they found out he had one foot on the tarp. >> it was a spectacular catch. >> he wrapped that up on top of
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the reynolds wrap. >> oh! >> are you guys the kind that -- >> own it. >> anyway. are you the kind that lets your kids fail? >> yes. >> i believe in letting kids fail. completely. >> mine did. >> yeah. i think it's the best lessons are learned the hard way. >> absolutely. parents should learn to let their kids fail. the author of the book jessica leahy uses the example saying her son left for school in the morning and left the homework on the table. she was strongly compelled i got to take it to school to give it to him so he doesn't fail. then she realized, you know, i got to let him learn this lesson the hard way and sure enough he hasn't forgotten his homework very much since. >> very much since.
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[ laughter ] >> the other times he's working it out. >> you have to do extra math practice as a consequence. >> just quickly -- >> he has a system in place now. >> we have something that will amaze you. do you know parents -- i was saying to alsay ing to allie. do you have friends who say -- who help with homework who don't want them to fail? no, like in the sense of wakeepg your child from failing. do you have friends who have the opposite approach of your parenting? >> i think all of us they have to learn. josh had the same sort of thing happen with him. he left the homework at school and he was like we have to go back to the school. i did do it once. the second time he did it, like, same week, actually, i was like that's it. second time this week. you've got to learn. the teacher the next day i you
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have to explain what happened and the teacher let him do it during the school day. >> i remember telling my daughter, look, the fact is most scientific breakthroughs happen because of failure. that's how you learn. >> yeah. >> keep going. yeah. >> all right. glad you are the parent. >> on so many levels -- >> i grew up with a southern black mom. it was like you forgot your homework? good luck! >> your mom is black? >> no. she pretends to be. this morning we're continuing our "see it to believe it" series. we need music for that! ♪ we have a professional mentalist wane hoffmann. wayne is here with us. >> are you ready for weirdness? >> sure. >> i wake up with it every day. >> have a look at that. >> take a look at the regular quarter. >> knock it on the table. we'll do something crazy. >> right or left-handed? >> right. >> turn it like this.
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is it vie brabratevibrating, sh moving? it shouldn't be. start rubbing the quarter now on the finger tips. you'll feel it bending. is it bending? >> it's bending. >> do you feel it? >> i do. >> hold it up and show the camera. >> look at that! >> how did you do that? >> too much sun. you can keep it. it's lunch money. >> you think we -- [ laughter ] >> oh, man! >> did you do that, wayne? >> i'll let you decide. >> oh! >> you be the judge. but, first, this. "today's" weather is brought to you by yoplait. now with 25% less sugar in all 25 delicious flavors. all right. let's see how good you are, tamron. can you bend it back? >> yeah, here, look!
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>> no, no. >> not you. this isn't "bend it like beckham" i meant the coin. >> thank goodness the camera wasn't on you at that moment. >> your first instinct was to do that. that's revealing. >> i have gym nists in my family. al, quickly. >> it's hot out there. not as hot as in here. a lot of kids back in school. it is still hot. sizzling summer sports relative humidity over 60%, it is in the south. it reduces your body's ability to cool by sweating. what happens when you exercise, especially strenuous exercise it increases your body heat by 15 to 20% and the big problem is that heat illnesses can increase especially if you lose about 3% of your body -- >> i'm bending it back! i can't get up.
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help! >> jeez! >> oh, my gosh! >> that's what's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're warming up to near 70 degrees across the bay as temperatures warm up. our skies will be clearing. and look at today's forecast, it will be 85 in the south bay. 80 in the peninsula. east bay 83 degrees. and look at the tri-valley 87 degrees. san francisco a mixture of sunny clouds and a high of 72. 86 in the north bay. and get ready for a hot weekend. have a great day. >> oh, my goodness! i didn't think i was going to see that. my best part, darling natalie. you started from the back. i want to see you flip!
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>> the competitor. >> now we have a back move show down. >> fantastic. >> i can interpret that. prepare to be amazed -- >> more amazed. wayne hoffmann coming back. wayne hoffmann coming back. >> he's going to mmmm yoplait hello, everybody. milk cow here with an important announcement about how yoplait original now has 25% less of the sugar. less sugar?? yes. but don't worry it still tastes good. oh that is great news, milk cow. enjoy! i will. mmmmmmmm! it tastes good! i know. yoplait! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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the name of his book. >> good morning! >> how does one become a professional mentalist? >> i started -- i got into magic when i was a kid. then i studied psychology at the university and blended them together. i was thinking how can i use psychology for entertain and i became a mentalist. >> what is with the globe? >> it's for you. a lot of people ask me if it's possible to predict the future. a lot of people think it's not. the same people watch your weather forecast. which is a prediction. right now we'll have you going on an imaginary journey. spin the globe, al, and pick a country you would like to travel to one day. think about all the countries in the world and pick one want. tell us which one you want to travel to. >> oh. egypt. >> egypt. imagine you're there. the scene, the people, the vibe. everything about it. if you can name a random number that will be the hotel number. make something up.
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>> say it out loud? >> 511. >> is that important to you, al? >> not at all. >> while i was in the green room i had a feeling something was going to happen. i wrote something down on the post it note, i shoved it in the wallet. let me get it out. it appearing behind my driver's license i have the post it note. grab it. open it up and read out loud what i had predicted on there. >> egypt 511. how did you do that? >> no way! >> that's amazing. >> how did you do that? >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh! >> i know. i know. take the time. let it soak in. >> that's crazy! >> we're like zombies walking now. >> i know. i feel like the pied piper. we'll try something fun. in fact, which can do you want? >> the one in the left. >> we'll get rid of this one.
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two empty cans. as adults we lose our sense of wonder and imagination. u we'll get it back. i want you to imagine it's possible to take the dents out of the can. imagine we can take the dents out. you just do this and believe in the dents will start coming out of can. we still have a whole, obviously. if you imagine i grab the hole and throw it away. if i imagine i hold nothing, the nothingness will disappear and the whole is completely resealed. >> it's resealed. >> that's amazing! >> let's give a shot to the viewers at home. it's right there. there's nothing in there, yet, i want you to refill it. it's filling up. listen. keep going. i want to fill it all the way. keep going. you know, if you believe something strongly enough -- it becomes -- >> no way! >> that's amazing! >> that's ridiculous! >> that's crazy! >> that's unbelievable! >> cheers. >> it's kind of warm.
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[ laughter ] >> now is there nobody you will not take down? wayne hoffmann, we're amazed! >> we're amazed! >> coming up next, do you sleep on your side, back, or stomach. how your position can affect your health. no matter how you sleep, natalie will find fault with it. after these messages. it's our song... ♪ yeah, there you go... wait! oh, no! there are thousands of ways into the complex health care system. and unitedhealthcare has ways to make the system simpler. like virtual doctor visits. what happened here? i came in too hot.
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if you toss and turn at night, you are not alone. the cdc estimates 50 to 70 million adults in the u.s. have a sleep disorder. >> new research takes a close look at sleep position and how it may impact your health. dr. carol ash is director of sleep medicine at myrrh i haddian health, new jersey. we should point out, the study was performed on animals. you say there are real lessons for the sleeping has bebits of people. >> these were cooperative rodents. what they did was they had the rodents sleep on their stomach, side and back. what they discovered is when you sleep on your side, you actually
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clear out proteins and toxins that build up from the day that we know can be associated with neurologic disorders such as alzheimer's and parkinson's. it shines a light on the possibilities for what may be wonderful, the impact of sleep and sleeping on your side may do more for us than we recognize. >> we don't know for sure what the impact is on humans. we know that how you sleep affects how you feel. right? >> it's really important how you sleep. we do know, even though that study was done in rodents, that in humans, when you are not getting adequate sleep, it has a significant impact on your health. it can impair your memory and we know that poor sleep can lead to dementia. sleeping positions, we rarely ask about them. they can give you clueses to your health. if you sleep on an incline, you could have bleereathing problem. sleep positions can matter. >> for different people, the benefits are different. if we go through some of the
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side sleeping, who does that benefit? >> if you senatnore, sleeping o your side can be a benefit. sleeping on the side if you are pregnant can increase circulation to the uterus and the baby. >> how about a back sleeper? >> back sleepers, what that is helps to distribute the weight more eevenly. >> stomach sleeping? >> stomach sleeping is a preference. if you have health problems, avoid the stomach. if you have breathing problems, the stomach can be a problem. sleep on your stomach if you enjoy it. >> a lot of people are watching and this and saying i sleep how i sleep. i may try to sleep on my side and i wake up on my back or stomach. have i no control over that. is that true? >> you have more control than you think. when i was pregnant i slept on my left. you can train yourself to sleep in a position. set the stage. use pillows, whatever you need to do to keep yourself in a position that improves the quality of your sleep.
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♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one. good thursday morning. i'm sam brock. it's 9:26. a developing story right now. police investigating a deadly shooting at a south bay business complex. it happened around 1:00 a.m. on lundy avenue. so far that victim has not been identified. several businesses are located inside of the three-story building where the body was found. investigators hoping that surveillance cameras on site will help provide some clues. also new this morning, scary scene for neighbors as the attic of a redwood city home catches fire. it happened early in the morning on upton street near jefferson avenue. no one was inside the home at the time and firefighters had the fire under control within a half hour. also happening today, attention shoppers. livermore's outlet center debuts
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its long-awaited expansion. could be long lines to get there too. 30 new upscale stores debut there later today. 20 additional stores will open down the road. speaking of road, expect lots of traffic in the area. when the mall opened three years ago there were huge backups on 580. outlet managers say adjustments are being made right now to help try to tamp down that traffic. and san francisco general hospital's charity foundation is awarding more than $1 million to some two dozen programs connected to the trauma center. it's being provided through proceeds collected by the hospital's hearts grants program. coming up after this we have a look at your weather and traffic.
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an good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do still have the low clouds in san francisco as we look towards the golden gate bridge. and a little bit of mist and drizzle. our temperatures though are a little bit warmer than yesterday at this time. in livermore more sunshine. it is 71 degrees. concord, 70 degrees. and san francisco at 66 now with
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highs today reaching into the lower 70s. redwood city 83 degrees. los gatos a high of 85 degrees. and it will be heating up in the north bay. healdsburg up to 89. livermore a high of 92. our heat will continue to go up in time for the weekend. here's a look at the weekend forecast. widespread 80s and 90s and some triple digits in the tri-valley. look for a high of 102 on sunday. sam. just reminding us summer is far from over. thank you very much, kari. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update. for now we return you to the "today" show.
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taking look at the headlines. doctors are deciding how best to treat jimmy carter for cancer. the 90-year-old former president announced on wednesday that recent liver surgery found cancer that spread to other parts of his body. he'll undergo treatment at emory health care in atlanta. lindsay vaughn is heading home after crashing in new zealand. have a small fracture in the ankle. she's coming off a successful season after injuries kept her out of the olympics. some children are getting too much homework. the study published in the american journal of family therapy finds some young students have three times the recommended homework load.
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for the unveiling of the new elvis stamp. it features a young elvis with the signature in gold and a small crown for the king of rock and roll and in 1993 an elvis stamp became the postal service's best selling commemorative of all time. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. "today's" weather is brought to you by lumber lick decaders. we have wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow rain in the rockies, showers in the pacific northwest. new england as well. look at wet weather through florida. that continues tomorrow. i should say saturday. on to northern new england we have scattered showers, western new york as well. western two-thirds of the country looking pretty good. sunday we've got more rain down through florida. could be flooding there as well. a swath of rain from up of michigan to nebraska. sunny skies continue out west and starts to warm up in
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southern california good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're expecting a warmup in the bay area, too. right now we're at 70 degrees in the peninsula and east bay. and the skies are clearing in the south bay. it's 67 degrees. highs will top out at 85 degrees in the south bay, peninsula 80 degrees. the east bay will be 83. and the tri-valley a high of 87 degrees, a lot of sunshine there. san francisco a mixture of sun and clouds, 72 degrees in the north bay reaching 86 degrees with mostly sunny skies this afternoon. and that's your latest weather. >> al, so now to one of the hottest up and coming actors in hollywood who is about to bust out with not one but two projects with stephen spielberg. we're talking about austin stall who may have seen in "dolphin tales" or in "whiplash."
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he's starring in a new tv sitcom. he plays a cop that walks the thin line between good and evil which is tough when his father is an abusive gangster. >> he deserved it. but the number one rule in our office is you do not draw attention to yourself. you have to take care of something or somebody. you do it out of the spotlight. >> fine, dad, i get it. but i'm telling you, if he touches my mother again, i'll kill him. >> austin, good to see you. >> this show is cool. you have spielberg, ed burns, backdrop 1960s new york city. what was it like to get a phone call from stephen spielberg? >> i didn't get the phone call from stephen right away. i got it from eddy. i was shooting a film in florida. he had me come to new york. we had a chemistry read there, and we got off really well. so it just all clicked.
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>> it's got to be fun to play in a period piece, you know, new york city 1960. >> yeah. it's fun. you dress up in the clothes, you're driving the cars, looking around and the great thing was with the budget that tnt gave to us, we were able to have a hundred extras and they're dressed up and you've got the girls in the dresses and the guys with the hats on. it's really cool, you know, you're looking around you feel like you're in the 1960s new york. >> back in the day when everybody dressed nicely and wore hats. >> yeah. >> different times. you also were in a movie spielberg directed with tom hanks. what is it like working with two legends not just one? >> well, you know, i think the real thing is that you get there and you're looking these guys in the faces and they're these icons. you look tom in the face and it's like i know you're your lines. i can hear the lines from
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"forest gump" and "big". the reason they have the careers they do is they're such good guys. they're so giving. i think the biggest compliment to tom is that you just want to be like him. i want to emulate him in my career, if i can, well, you know. >> not even as an actor. just as a human being. >> what a beautiful thing to say about someone. the show is called "public morals" we decided to test your moral compass in life. oh, bring it! here we go. so you're talking to someone who has something stuck in their teeth. do you tell them? >> immediately. >> you do? >> if you don't tell them -- if i do go to the bathroom i come back and i can't trust that person anymore. >> okay. on the bus seat you find money -- >> that's mine. that's mine. [ laughter ] >> you didn't even let me finish! >> you know -- that's karma
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coming back your way. >> is that your dad standing over there? >> yes, it is! there he is. >> what is his name? >> that's my father bob. >> hi, bob! >> nice to meet you. you have a nice young -- >> we're going on a safari after this. >> 1960s new york. >> there's lions in central park. we're going to find them today. >> are you talking about your dad's conclukhakis? >> yeah. >> it's cute! >> giving your dad grief and stealing $20s. >> your dad is throwing some shade. i like it. "public morals" premiers august 25th on tnt. it's a great show. great to meet you, man. up next what would you do if you came face to face with one of these?
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(glasses♪clinking) (ground shaking) well there goes the country club. the 2015 dodge durango. now with available beats audio. this is the point in the show where tamron gets up close and personal with some dangerous animals. >> very funny. no matter where in the country you live -- that was smooth. these animals which al moved me closer to adapted to different habitats. here with some you may find in your backyard corbin maxi. >> so good to see you.
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>> this is the only thing i'm touching is your hand. >> he's so cute. >> this is a opossum. they have a pouch. isn't that amazing? related to kangaroos. common in backyards. >> texas -- we see them in texas a lot. >> are they beneficial? >> they are. they get blamed for things like knocking over the trash. >> those are raccoons. >> good job, al! they are beneficial. they eat clubs and rodents. >> oh, good! sydney eye's seem a bit crossed. >> i think she might have a little bad vision. this is a interesting fact. this is one of the shortest lived animals. it might be her last appearance, unfortunately. >> are you serious? no don't say that, really? >> have you been talking to natalie. >> what a great family fact. don't cry. they only live to be 2 to 3. isn't that amazing? >> she's already in old age.
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>> thank you, sydney. this is amazing. over here this, oh, my goodness, this is a venomous -- >> oh! >> al! >> don't come so close. >> i'm sorry. one of the only venomous lizards in the world. >> how are you able to handle it? >> i hope my insurance isn't watching. >> you are beneficial. they're not too bad. this is actually coming from pennsylvania. >> can we find one in the backyard? >> in the southwestern parts of the united states. >> they spend 95% of their time in burrows. >> okay. >> want to touch the tail? >> no. >> turn this way and turn that way. >> it's okay. >> excellent! let's bring out the next. >> you are such a guy. >> come over here. this is one of the smallest birds of prey in north america.
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they're tenacious little predators. they're great predators. they eat rodents, even small birds. >> wow. >> you can find them everywhere in urban environments. >> that's so funny. you can find them in new york city. >> you can? >> you can find them in new york city. it's amazing. >> that's phenomenal. okay. >> thank you very much. >> up next if you like -- we're out of time we spent too much time with sydney. >> we have two more animals. >> wait until you see somewhat is in store for some great kids. is in store for some great kids. it you wish your dog could fight off fleas and ticks. but since he can't... you rely on frontline plus. because frontline plus unleashes a deadly killing force to kill fleas and ticks, plus flea eggs and larvae, preventing a new infestation. its protection lasts a full 30 days. no wonder frontline plus is the #1 choice of vets for their pets and yours.
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♪ >> sports matter is sponsored by the dick's sporting goods foundation. visit sportsmatter.org to help save youth sports. well, as kids head back to school, many students will return to find their sports programs at risk force to choose between academics and sports. >> we are with a group of lacrosse players to show us how school athletic teams are finding new ways to meet ends meet. good morning, jill. >> reporter: hi, guys! i'm here with the girl's lacrosse team who were undefeated in the regular season at salmon school. [ cheers and applause ] been it's been a long path to get here. if 2011 there was no funding
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until two local moms got together and said we're going to raise the money to keep these kids playing. there's a long road ahead and many schools across the country are going through the same thing. central panthers are underdogs even before they step on the field. their players are all home schooled so the team doesn't receive any state or local funding. >> we sell pizzas door to door sometimes. we did a raffle once. anything we can do to earn enough funds. >> reporter: they practice in hand me down uniforms, and scrimmage on a soccer field. despite the thousands of dollars it costs to run the league, coach bob doesn't turn anyone away. >> any boy is welcome to play regardless of the ability of the family and we have a lot of cases like that where if a boy wants to play football, he's going play football. >> reporter: last year the team's fundraising came up short until it received $15,000 from the dick's sporting goods
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foundation. >> nice hit! >> that $15,000 pretty much paid for everything and got us through the season and travel expenses and everything. >> reporter: the panther's challenge is not unique. between 2000 and 201070% of schools lost or dropped their school program. and up to 27% of public high schools could be without any sports programs within the next five years. in boston, middle schools now rely on nonprofit organizations like play ball boston for most sports programs including double dutch because the district can only afford basketball and track and field. >> these kid, the opportunities that the sport has brought to them has been unreal. >> reporter: play ball funds athletics for 1300 kids and 20 schools. that's only 15% of the need. they're doing better in school. their confidence level is doing especially in sports like double dutch goes through the roof
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>> reporter: that's year her team came through a and won the state championship. more importantly, she made the honor roll. >> i used to go home and tell my mom how good i did. my mom and dad are proud of me. >> reporter: and i am joined by coach terri. i know, you can relate to so many things in that piece. why was it so important for the moms to keep the kids playing? >> i think without cherry adams without their efforts s is in and follow that with our moms and dads and family in general, i think that has kept our program here able to be funded by the school district. >> speaking of funding, i want to bring in lauren hobart from the dick's sporting goods foundation. you have an amazing initiative. >> we do. we believe in the power of sports to make the meaningful difference of kids' lives and the lessons they learn on and off the field will last them a
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lifetime. we committed $25 million to help save youth sports. >> wow. i want to bring in team captain morgan thompson for a second, who is nervous. do you think we're just here doing a story? >> yes. >> reporter: we have a little surprise for you. the dick's sporting goods foundation has a surprise for you. i want you to go over there and pull down the cover. can you help her? one, two -- ready? one, two, three! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: each girl on the team is going to get a new under armour uniform as well as the equipment you need, new sticks, goggles, and new cleats. in addition, i'm happy to announce that the dick's sporting goods foundation awarded a $25,000 sports grant to your team to keep you guys playing for years to come. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: thank you so much
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to dick's sporting goods foundation. let's send it back to new york! >> that's awesome! pllds. >> we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. u
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i'm ... ==topvo=one othe b-i's mt wanted gitives -on thee good morning everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. one of the fbi's most wanted fugitives on the run from the bay area for nearly 15 years is behind bars this morning. 52-year-old frank montenegro accused of sexually assaulting two children in 2001 while
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teaching at a fremont elementary school. he was arrested yesterday in los angeles. he's awaiting transfer back to the bay area. well, let's check your weather this morning. >> good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with clouds this morning. but we will get some sunshine this afternoon. temperatures in a few spots will be a few degrees warmer. san francisco a high of 72 degrees. 85 in the south bay. 80 in the peninsula. and tri-valley topping out at 87 degrees. north bay will be up to 86 degrees. and our temperatures continue to go up this weekend. let's get a look at how traffic is moving now with anthony. things are pretty slow in palo alto this morning. no big concerns. we don't have any accidents, but you can see the slowdown there. as we switch to the maps we did have an accident just before this right near redwood city at the dumbarton bridge. same for 280 southbound and guadeloupe parkway and another at tenth street. as we move to the east bay moving pretty good from hayward down towards fremont on 880. and final stop to emeryville
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where things are still. stall not effecting things all that much. anthony, thanks. another local update in half an hour. see you then.
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