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rend. >> it's only a three-day. want to make it four or five? >> people tend to take off. >> they may have to work a little long or harder. the dow jones industrials down 300 points. >> buenos días, un vaciado de good morning. document dump. 7,000 pages of hillary clinton's e-mails released overnight. do any of them contain classified information? and what did she know? sniper on the loose? shots fired at four different cars on the same stretch of interstate in arizona. one young girl injured. drivers on alert. is there a serial shooter at work? september scorcher. the new month bringing no relief from the blistering heat wave. much of the country baking. 50 million wondering when will this end, while powerful storms out west cause damage and bring a major airport to a standstill. worth the risk. ashley madison claiming hundreds
of thousands of people have signed up for the cheating website since the site was hacked. apparently, an affair not to remember. today, tuesday, september 1st, 2015. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." tuesday morning. matt has to week off. it's september 1st. quick, willie, how many days until election day? >> 400-something? >> it doesn't matter. politics is going to be our top story for a lot of days. it is once again today. fresh headache for hillary clinton. the state department releasing more of her e-mails last night. we'll talk about the impact on her campaign with chuck todd in a moment. let's go to andrea mitchell following the story. good morning to you. >> good morning. it is a story that just won't go away for hillary clinton. the largest batch of clinton e-mails yet.
more than 7,000 pages released under court order. roughly 125 are now classified. although they weren't at the time they were sent. this time, none were top secret, but 125 were classified confidential in the last few days. including this 2010 e-mail about iran. press reports the state department was softening the stance in nuclear talks with iran. she writes, the "wall street journal" says it's a reversal of position. what gives? clinton's private e-mail system caused confusion. close aide huma abedin writes her some official e-mails aren't getting through. she said it's clearly a state versus outside e-mail issue. a member of the state department help desk seemed unaware the e-mail was clinton's. abedin writing, they had no idea it was you. they cautioned restraint in d
discussing anything classified. clinton struggled to set up her ipad, asking an aide how to charge it. later adding, i don't know if i have wi-fi. how do i find out? some e-mails are clearly not state secrets. she e-mails a personal assistant for skim milk for tv and tv schedules for "parks and recreation" and "the good wife." with a quarter of the e-mails now released, the controversy is taking a political toll. many democrats are nervous about what the fbi may find, and republicans are pouncing on the controversy. as dick cheney did with cnn. >> i think it was sloppy and unprofessional, that it reflected a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications. >> meanwhile, clinton's once enormous lead over bernie sanders in iowa has shrunk to seven points in the most recent poll. and as sanders and donald trump attract crowds angry at politics
as usual, sanders told me he rejects any similarity. >> i don't accept that for one moment. we are not engaged here in demagoguery, not in racist attacks, outrageous attacks against mexicans. >> and now, trump faces competition from another republican outsider, dr. ben carson. now, tying trump among likely iowa caucusgoers in a new poll. closely watching clinton's e-mail troubles, joe biden. i'm told he's now seriously considering a race, and if he decides he can give it his all despite the tragic death of his son, beau. and this may be a season where his attributes are matched with the times. >> andrea in washington, thank you so much. let's turn to chuck todd, nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." good morning. taking the whole e-mail controversy, the central accusation, what people are worried about is did she mishandle classified information?
with this latest batch of 7,000-plus e-mails, is there a smoking gun on that issue? >> no, there's not. there's the whole knowingly. remember, knowingly is the key word. whether she knowingly passed around classified information in an unclassified setting. there is no evidence to suggest that that story doesn't hold up. let's remember, these are e-mails she chose to release. these are still e-mails she chose to release and gave the state department, so there's always that caveat. the second thing is while she may be out of legal jeopardy as far as this release is concerned, there's still political efforts. the most damning e-mail is the one from huma that says, hey, i.t. didn't know they had your e-mail in here. there was an e-mail in for. she couldn't get e-mail. she said they didn't know about your private e-mail setup, the state department i.t. it's a reminder, how is this more convenient to have your own home brewed system. who has i.t. at home? isn't it easier for anybody out there to get your e-mail via work? i think that excuse is the one
that's the least believable. i still think the most logical explanation is she was trying to get out of congressional action and freedom of information acts. >> they have taken great pains to point out this is a media-driven story, a partisan story from republicans in congress who want to prevent her from being president. do you see evidence, now, though, inside the campaign they view this as a real problem? >> they know they have a perception problem among other democrats. members of congress want to help them. they don't know how to. they feel as if the campaign isn't giving them the explanations they need. there's been some internal friction, some led by former president clinton who is annoyed there aren't more surrogates defending hillary clinton on this. you're going to see a little bit of an attempt by the campine to appease nervous democrats. >> let's talk republicans. andrea pointed out monmouth university poll, likely iowa republican caucusgoer, donald
trump is still on top, but now tied by ben carson. are we talking enough about ben carson? >> no, we're not. when i saw the des moines register poll on sunday, and this is the second showing him surgingering he's leading among the second most important group in iowa, christian conservatives. if you look at the last two iowa winners, they won it thanks to evangelical conservatives, mike huckabee and rick santorum. here he is, the outsider and an evangelical, and appealing to evangelicals. you combine that, that might be an unstoppable force in iowa. even with donald trump. you take donald trump out of the equation, and carson may be more powerful. let's see how he handles his moment in the sun. >> let's talk about jeb bush. seems like he decided to have a change in strataemg. much more aggressive, going on offense against donald trump. does that make sense for him in the sense the trump voters were never going to be his voters no matter what, and looking strong and going after trump may please his base, the establishment?
>> his theory of the case is this, the campaign, there are 30% for trump, let's say. and he's at 100% name i.d. that means 70% of republicans know him 100% and don't want anything to do with donald tr p trump. the problem is donald trump doesn't play by ordinary rules. when you pick a fight, he can pick one back. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. >> thanks. meantime, investigators in phoenix are trying to figure out if they have a serial sniper on their hands after a string of shootings on the same interstate. here is joe fryer. >> the search is on this morning after the state patrol says four vehicles were shot within 48 hours all along a single stretch of interstate 10 in phoenix. >> next thing i know, i hear a loud bang. didn't think anything of it. >> then, when robert stopped for a coke, he noticed something unusual on his tour bus. >> come back, i do a walk around, i'm like, that's a bullet hole. >> that bullet tore through the
side, piercing the bus's seats, which were empty. >> i almost fainted. i just like, the wind got knocked out of me. >> minutes earlier, gunfire hit another vehicle, an suv, shattering the windshield and passenger window. >> the involved party's advising their window was possibly shot at. >> a 13-year-old girl in the front seat suffered a cut to her right ear. >> incredibly, we have one injury, minor at that, treated on scene by the fire department. >> the first two shootings happened saturday morning, third saturday night, and the fourth monday morning. all took place within an eight-mile stretch of i-10. investigators say they're trying to figure out if the same gunman is responsible for all four. this comes as authorities in northern colorado investigate a string of fatal roadside shootings this year. on monday, a semi truck driver was injured when his first front wind shield shattered. meanwhile, back in arizona, victims are nervous. >> when somebody is taking pot shots at you for doing your job
and doing what you're supposed to do, minding your own business, you know, we definitely have a problem. >> and the only solution is a quick arrest. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news. >> we'll keep an eye on that. meantime, the weather is a big story. another day of oppressive heat on tap for a large part of the country. al has our first look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, guys. of course, it has been brutally hot, and giving you an idea of how hot it's been, especially for the month of august, we're seeing temperatures more like july and june. for the month of august,ate 01 high temperature records broken through last week of august. in fact, phoenix, they are looking at their hottest august ever. as they have been keeping records. average high, 95.2. they break the record set back in 2013. we head all the way here in the east. we had a very hot august. look at this, new york city, third warmest august ever. we continue to the north, bridgeport, connecticut, second warmest august.
as we move to the north, burlington, third warmest august ever. we're starting september the same way. big dome of high pressure dominating, humid air focusing in, and as you move, look into the northeast. we're going to be looking, setting up for a heat wave, new york city, philadelphia, washington, d.c. heat wave being three days or more in a row of 90 degrees, plus, we move into the midwest. you're looking at heat wave conditions. st. louis, kansas city, minneapolis, on into memphis, and it continues further west as well. bismarck, omaha, wichita, denver. going to be hotter in denver than it will, guys, in miami. so the heat is on. we get a little bit of a cooldown as we head into the labor day weekend. in the meantime, temperatures staying awfully hot. okay. guess the weather didn't hear it's september. all right, al, thank you. >> you know it's hot when al's suit matches the map. got the orange thing happening. >> very nice. >> we'll see you in a minute. >> natalie is here now with a strange story out of georgia overnight. >> yeah, really bizarre.
and out of atlanta. police officer near atlanta shot on monday after police responded to a burglary call at the wrong house. officials say when the officers arrived, they entered through an unlocked rear door. shots were fired. both the officer and the homeowner were hit. the officer is now in critical condition. the homeowner's dog was killed. turns out the officers only had a vague description of the location, and not the actual address. an investigation now under way. when a kentucky counsel clerk arrives to work, she'll have to decide whether to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. county clerk kim davis argued issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples goes against her religion. >> president obama is warning that the moment is almost upon us when it would be too late to address global warming. the president kicked off the glacier conference in anchorage,
alaska, monday night, by challenging world leaders to act boldly on the issue of climate change. he said no nation is moving fast enough to address the problem. president obama's three-day trip to alaska will include viewing melting glaciers and talking to fishermen whose livelihoods are being affected by climate change. police are on the lookout for a band of burglars after a carefully choreographed smash and grab near chicago. they capture the moments here when an suv slammed through the front of a clothing store in the town of lancing. once the car is inside, the people jump out and wave in their friends waiting in a car across the street. the six burglars were in and out of the store in two minutes. the thieves took more than 70 pairs of expensive blue jeans that cost up to $200 a pair. and competitors want a slippery slope monday in the annual festival in malta. the 33-foot pole is slathered
with grease. it's draped in a precarious angle as you see in the harbor. the aim of the game, actually, is to run as far up the pole and try to remove the flag in order to win a prize. as you see for the competitors here -- >> he got it! >> yeah, good one. the style in which you fall off the pole seems to be a little more important than reaching the flag. >> and the bathing suit. >> all about the belly flop. the speedoes. >> lot of speedoes. >> i could watch that all day. natalie, thank you very much. my eyes are burning. >> know what you'll be doing this afternoon. >> exactly. >> refresh, refresh. >> let's go back to your home state, phoenix, arizona. man, did they get dumped on yesterday. a massive area of rain. we're talking lots and lots of it. flooding conditions. even damage at the airport. that's how bad it was. i mean, look at the lightning. incredible. and we've got more of the same coming today.
tropical moisture making its way up from mexico into the southwest. so we're going to have scattered showers and thunderstorms today. some of them monsoonal and some of them heavier downpours later in the afternoon. rainfall, generally about a half inch, but locally 1 to 2 inches. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep) hey... o.k. they'll do. wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. ♪ is folgers in your cup good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. today it will be warm inland, in los gatos today topping out at
87 degrees, 79 degrees in san mateo, the embarcadero will be at 73 degrees and a mixture of sun and clouds in san francisco, the north bay also a few clouds this morning, clearing out and a high of 85 degrees in napa, pittsburg 89 degrees, livermore also topping out at 89 degrees. our temperatures will be going down a few degrees as we head into tomorrow. that's your latest weather. coming up in the next half hour, vitdio of catfishing you will not believe. >> wow. >> the mind reels. thank you so much. now to a gold rush of sorts in poland in the wake of a reported discovery of a long-lost train from world war ii loaded with riches. treasure hunters are now flocking to the sight. as keir simmons explains, so are police and fire investigators. good morning. >> hey, savannah. that's right. this area of western poland is already in some kind of a lockdown as officials try to establish whether there rieally is a train packed with gold there. it may be too late.
there's already something like a modern-day gold rush under way, and the latest twist, fears that this decades old mystery has already gone up in smoke. this morning, in poland, reports of a fire near this railroad track where treasure hunters claim they have found a hoard of hidden gold in train cars. >> few days, a gold rush. >> having seen radar images, their minister said there's no doubt it's an armored train over 300 feet long, perhaps like this one. during the dying days of the second world war, the nazis are said to have hidden the legendary train, rumored to be full of gold, gems, and repweap in a maze of tunnels. a castle nearby was the nazi headquarters. >> perfect place here. >> this morning, one expert says even the priceless amber room there. the original, considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world, stolen by germans.
a replica was made in 2003. >> it is so beautiful. just dawesaling, actually. >> it's like a box of jewelry. >> treasure rumored to be worth millions, maybe more, and perhaps there is here, a local reporter claims, as we're filming, a fast train approaches. reports say one treasure hunter was almost hit, taking a selfie. now, officials have cordoned the area off for people's safety. and earlier this year, i joined a bunch of these treasure hunters looking for the amber room in germany, savannah, and i have to say, they're a little eccentric, now a regional governor said the evidence they provided does not show that this train necessarily will be packed with gold. so maybe a little early to pack your pick ax and head this way. >> thanks for the heads-up. >> coming up, the mysterious disappearance of malaysia 170 one month after possible debris was discovered.
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a very good tuesday morning. .26. i'm plg. students at uc berkeley being warned with possible exposure to measles. after a student tested positive yesterday. officials say the patient is in isolation but is believed they were exposed between august 24th and the 29th. the student spent most of that time on the cal campus, he or she also rode the ac transit bus route 25-a last monday. berkeley residents also being warned. health officials say catching measles is a low risk for anyone who is up to date on their vaccinations. i want to check the forecast with kari. a nice day ahead? >> a beautiful day, more sunshine and warm temperatures this afternoon.
right now it's right at about 60 degrees all across the bay as we wake up to a nice clear sunrise. 83 degrees in the east bay, the tri-valley topping out at 89 degrees, san francisco 73 and the north bay 86 degrees. the peninsula we will look for a high of 80 degrees, the south bay topping out at 84 degrees. let's get a look at the morning commute. westbound 92 slower but recovering now. an earlier stall looks like it has cleared. chp didn't give the all clear but i see traffic for moving better now. west 92, west 84 both slow over towards the peninsula. as you're heading south not this incident that cleared around wood sighed, another traffic break down toward -- they had to clear a cardboard backs, west grand on ramp to westbound 80. traffic flowing nicely through the maze. i will be back with another local news update in just about
7:30 on tuesday morning. 1st of september, 2015. check out the view from the top of the rock. looking pretty good. meantime, down here closer to land our plaza is gearing up for live music from the hit country duo mattie and kay. great couple, beautiful harmonies. sound a lot better than natalie and i think. a couple of drinks on a friday night. >> hey, we're girls and a country song. >> you are. >> they were here with us a year or so ago. they have exploded. >> incredible. i love their new song. >> we'll hear from them. let's look at what's making headlines. severe thunderstorms rolled through phoenix causing major damage.
nearly two inches of rain led to widespread street flooding and take-offs and landings stop forward 90 minutes. the state department released 7,000 more pages of e-mail from hillary clinton's time as secretary of state. 125 of them contained information now deemed classified though they were not designated that way at the time they were sent. a funeral will be held today for adam ward, he is the 27-year-old photo journalist shot and killed along with alison parker on live television in virginia last week. more than 1,000 people attended a memorial service for ward last night. now to the ongoing mystery around the disappearance of malaysian flight 370. officials claim the piece of a wing found last month was from the ill-fated flight. why haven't investigators confirmed that? bill neely is on the story. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. it's one of the great unsolved
mysteries, but we thought that dough brie find would solve it. the silence from french investigators since then led to some reports that they won't be able to prove the debris is from the missing plane, and that the evidence trail has reached a dead end. amid the pain staking search for answers, and for some families, despair. when french police lifted debris from a beach it seemed the mystery lifted too. the plane had disappeared without a trace but that trace it seemed had been found. except that one month on, french investigators still can't confirm the debris is from the the plane. why? because a piece of it is missing. no one disputes the debris is from a boeing 777 and it is clear it is a wing flap. what's missing is a metal data plate whose serial number would
tie it to 370. >> they are never going to find that. they have to find other ways to match this part to mh-370. >> reporter: so far only malaysia's prime minister has said the debris is from mh370. >> it is indeed from mh-370. >> reporter: french prosecutors won't go that far, simply saying there is a very strong likelihood it's from the missing plane. a month on, the cautious french are still testing the part at their military lab. the prosecutor has yet to issue an update on findings. but officials from boeing, the u.s., australia, and malaysia are confident that circumstantial evidence pointing to mh370 is overwhelming. >> there is no other logical explanation as to how a flaperon could be in that part of the world in the ocean and it is apparent it's been floating for some period of time for all the barnacle growth. >> reporter: caught amid this, the relatives of the 239 people
on board. still grieving, more than 17 months on. still uncertain as the world waits for conclusive proof. and this morning a spokesman for the families of the chinese passengers on board has told nbc news he's surprised and confused by delays to the investigation and the mixed messages after so long. but remember, savannah, the debris is from a 777. only one of those is missing. and investigators from all countries have little or no doubt it is from mh-370. >> the families really want the clari clarity. bill, thank you so much. willie? >> they say there is no such thing as bad press and apparently that rings true for the controversial extramarital dating website ashley madison. stephanie gosk has an update. good morning. >> hey, willie. experts and analysts predicted the hack would be the end of ashley madison. but the company with the catch
phrase "life is short, have an affair," says those looking for a fling are still signing up by the hundreds of thousands. ♪ >> reporter: 32 million user s promised discreet affairs were exposed. their names, e-mails and sexual performances promising to teach adulterers and ashley madison a lesson. still parent company avidlifemedia says the website is thriving. recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of ashley madison are greatly exaggerated, read a statement released monday. this week alone hundreds of thousands of new users signed up, including nearly 90,000 women. the company denied a report that many of the female profiles are bogus, but the numbers are difficult to verify. >> i don't know that they have a method for determining when someone signs up whether they are male or female unless it is a paid credit card they have
verified is legitimate. people can sign up for accounts with no verification whatsoever. >> reporter: just a day after news reports appeared claiming josh duggar had opened an account on the site he admitted he was unfaithful to his wife. while other users are harder to identify. there is no way to know if the e-mails used in profiles are legitimate. more than 10,000 users appeared to be u.s. government employees. others revealed included celebrities, even a few members of the clergy. investigators say the revelations may have led to cases of online blackmail, possibly two suicides. >> the social impact behind this leak, we are talking about families. we're talking about their children, their wives and male partners. >> reporter: they are looking for vulnerabilities in the system. >> forensic investigators are trying to find vulnerabilities themselves.
they are trying to stay a step ahead of hackers. >> reporter: investigators in the u.s. and canada don't know who is behind the attack. the ceo of ashley madison stepped down. according to court records the company faces multiple lawsuits seeking more than half a billion dollars. >> pretty bold to sign up knowing all your information could go public as well. stephanie, thank you. let's go to al with a look at the weather. >> you have to come to the tv. i have the ultimate cat video. it's so cute. two fisher men on the warrior river in alabama. two kittens swim up to their boat. somebody abandoned them. and two kittens swim up. little twins. it has a happy ending. the family adopted these little cuties when they got back to shore. that's the ultimate cat-fish in alabama. got to like that. i'm sorry. i was just "kitten."
anyway, coming off the cape verde islands you have tropical storm fred. that won't cause problems for anybody. we have tropical depression 14. also ignacio, not causing problems for hawaii. this tropical depression might cause problems for the southwest. it doesn't look like it will cause problems as far as landfall and hurricane or storm but the tropical moisture will make it to the southwest this weekend. may cause problems for the southwest labor day weekend. showers through texas, northern florida. beautiful day in the northeast in new england. heat wave setting up with high humidity as well and more rain moving into the pacific northwest. good news for good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're at about 60 degrees across most of the bay and mostly sunny skies, expect a high of 84 degrees in the south bay and the peninsula reaching 80 degrees,
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>> we are back at 7:43 with something that hit as nerve for internet users. particularly to my right. >> you look something up like a pink and gray shirt and you're followed by the picture for weeks or months. every website, there is the pink and gray shirt. >> yep. >> guess what. apple has a new iphone operating system that's supposed to come with a new ad blocker feature to do something about the ads. but will it lead to problems. nbc's tom costello has more on this story. good morning. >> reporter: this is the pet peeve for tens of millions of us, not just you. apple's new ad blocking option will likely be greeted as good news for apple customers who want faster internet speed but potentially disastrous for websites that rely on ads for survival. it's one of the most common complaints among anyone who surfs the web. do a little online window shopping, maybe looking at clothes, cars or vacation hunting. then for weeks you are hounded by ads for the same products. >> you have ads following you
everywhere you go. >> i hate it. they're annoying. >> freaks me out how they can take what you have searched for. >> reporter: how do you block the ads? you can disable your cookies and turn on ad blocker software but it makes it impossible to visit certain sites. with the cookies it's like big brother is tracking your every move. >> there is a convenience that you are being offered ads that could give you discounts on the other hand, it's creepy that everybody and their brother knows what you are looking for. >> reporter: waiting for the ads to load slows internet speeds. nationwide, 45 million of us block ads, usually on desk top computers. apple is reportedly about to make it easier to block ads on iphones as well. >> from apple's perspective this is great. it allows you to have a better experience. from advertisers' perspective it makes it more difficult to get ads in front of people. >> reporter: the mobile online
ad business is big business, $70 billion a year. all the pop-up ads, banners and auto play video pays for the free websites. without ads many websites like news sites don't make any money. >> whether or not the information you receive or the entertainment you enjoy, this is vital to what funds the eco-system. >> reporter: with the stakes high the online ad industry says it will find a way to get online ads to the customers whether they want them or not. >> it's a cat and mouse game. we are confident in our ability to circumvent the ad blockers and serve ads. >> reporter: that gives you confidence. experts say it is possible the web sites they will be forced to tell customers if you don't allow cookies, block the ads you can't visit the site. one more time, how do you block the ads? go to your computer settings, disable cookies, block the pop-up ads and run ad-blocking software.
only 6% of internet users run the software. 200 million people around the world. the online ad industry tells nbc news they know they need to change the way they do business so as not to alienate everybody. they are struggling to find the right ad recipe mix. back to you. >> that's so interesting. it just dawned on me, why does that red skirt keep popping up on every website. oh, this is on purpose. these are the ads i just looked at. >> i just looked at it. i don't want it. i didn't like it that much. it's stalking me all over the internet. >> it wants you. >> you almost can't read a news article. something slides up from the bottom, something from the side. >> you try to move it, you hit it, it takes you away. >> the hologram yells at you about insurance. it's crazy. >> grumpy old men right here. >> coming up on popstart why will smith's new movie could make the nfl very nervous. the president set to take on his most daring adventure ever.
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recording a special episode of our show "running wild with bear grylls." they take celebrities like channing tatum, tamron hall, drop them in the wilderness and they use tough tactics like eating squirrels to survive. the president's adventure has president obama buzzing about what we'll be asked to do. mashable has possibilities. will he be riding a polar bear? forced to eat bugs. might he find himself in murky waters? we'll find out the president's running wild episode airs on nbc later this year. for now bear grylls writes, thank you for the call up. an honor. there's tamron hall. she ate squirrel. >> yeah. >> it will be interesting to see if they ask the president to eat squirrel. bear has to cook up a lot for the president and 35 members of the secret service who are there with him.
a very grood tuesday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. more than a dozen people looking for somewhere to stay temporarily after an early morning south fire in the south buy. luckily everyone neighboring out safely. firefighters limited were of the damage to the garage where they believe that fire started. the people living there will be allowed back in to gather their belongings and may be able to resume living in the home within a week. we're keeping a close eye on the markets this weekend. opened with a thud this morning. stocks sank 2% at the open. looks like things haven't gotten any better. they remain about the same. right now the dow is down about that same amount, 345 points. new concerns in china are weighing on the markets certainly. this time it's worries about a manufacturing slow down. >> kari is keeping tabs on the faft for us. >> we will have warm numbers and nice and comfortable in spots
like san francisco, see a few clouds this morning, 60 degrees right now, also 60 degrees in sunnyva sunnyvale, livermore 63 degrees today's high, 87 degrees in los gatos, palo alto 84 degrees, the marina will be at 67 and 86 degrees today in santa rows sachlt hayward 77 and dublin expect a high of 89 degrees. let's see how that commute is going with mike. a tough drive from the north bay into san francisco. southbound 101 just part that tunnel south of that exit there two lanes still blocked. there is an injury crash reported 20 minutes ago. it's jammed up now coming down toward the golden gate bridge. also slow of course across the east bay from oakland in towards san francisco, but that's the build throughout that area for the upper east shore freeway which slows a little extra because of a crash over on the shoulder around san pablo. we continue to have crashes pop up and clear around the walnut creek interchange chltd 101 just drags through san jose up toward
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." it's 8:00 on "today." comi coming up dress code drama. >> they're pulling girl s out o class because our shoulders are showing. >> don't show your shoulder? cover up your collarbone, the strict rules that have parents and students fighting bab. then, hollywood trailblazers. >> we go? >> we go. >> willie's revealing conversation with big screen legends and co-stars robert redford and nick nolte. >> what do you hope someone who goes and watches this movie walks out and thinking and feeling? >> they walk away feeling they have seen something that isn't
that available anymore. and get ready for some girl power on the plasy. hit country duo maddie and tae are taking over "today" for a live performance, tuesday, september 1st, 2015. >> good morning, new jersey. we're here to see maddie and tae. >> we love you! >> good morning. >> celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. >> celebrating with maddie and tae. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." it's tuesday. it's september 1st, 2015. we've got willie in for matt this week while he takes some time off. it's actually a pretty morning
on the plaza. thought it was going to be clammier. >> beautiful on maddie and tae day. they're doing to play live in a few minutes. we have a lot to get to, beginning with a check of the top stories. >> the state department has released a huge batch of hillary clinton's e-mails from the time she was secretary of state. some could have an impact on the race for president. andrea mitchell joins us. good morning. good morning, natalie. this is the largest batch of clinton e-mails released so far. more than 7,000 pages including 125 that are now classified confidential. they were not when they were originally sent. the e-mails revealed the private e-mail system clinton said she used because it was more convenient was anything but convenient. their exchanged indicating at time the state department's i.t. department didn't know clinton was the recipient. at other times, the e-mail was blocked. huma abedin claims it's clearly
a state versus outside e-mail issue. there are candid exchanges from everyone from richard holbrooke, close to clinton, to house speaker john boehner watching this closely, joe biden. i'm told now seriously considering a race for president. if he decides he can give it his all despite suffering the tragic loss of his son beau. >> interesting to see what happens. thanks. police in phoenix are hunting for what they fear is a serial sniper who has hit at least four vehicle s since saturday. the targets along interstate 10 appear to be random. there have been no serious injuries, however a teenage girl was cut on the ear when a bullet shattered the suv window. gunfire also struck a tour bus with just the driver onboard. colorado investigated an earlier set of sniper attacks earlier this year. >> getting more sleep could be the best way to keep from catching a cold.
people who sleep less than six hours a night are four times more likely to get a cold than those who get at least seven hours of shut eye. sleep was more important than age, stress, or any other factor considered in the study. >> if your kids prefer cookies over vegetables, your baby food may be to blame. researchers found commercial baby food can trigger a sweet tooth. that's often because they contain fruit juice and higher sugar produce such as sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, and carrots. as a result, babies don't learn to appreciate bitter flavors. teach your kids to eat home cooked vegetables. >> this dog has a new friend. he climbed onto the ledge of his owner's 14th floor balcony in oregon. ted lives across the street, noticed the dog and ran outside to catch him. he fell on ted's chest breaking
his fall. it was a huge relegief to hear m yelp. back to savannah and willie. >> amazing story. thanks lot. when it comes to your kids' clothing, what is appropriate to wear to school? >> this is an age-old debate. it's still raging with new dress codes now that are banned. new pitting parents against students. we have sheinelle here with that. good morning, sheinelle. >> good morning. this is a talker. happening across the country. you might call it wardrobe wars. as students fill the hall ways again this fall, the focus at the start of school seems to be on what to wear not what to study. it's landed some kids in the principal's office. >> they are pulling girls out of class because our shoulders are showing. >> reporter: hailey everhart is a sophomore in chicago. she said she wants to give a sharp elbow to the ban on uncovered shoulders, a policy strictly enforced by school officials, two weeks before
school is starting. >> this is viewed as sexual, i guess. >> reporter: do you think it's sexual? >> no one thinks it's sexual except for the school. >> reporter: you can show your legs but not your shoulders? >> anything but your shoulders. that's all they care about. >> reporter: policy states all shirts an dresses must have a sleeve. that means no sun dresses, even during warm weather. >> you can show cleavage and all that stuff. but shoulders, you can't show. i don't get it. >> reporter: chicago isn't alone. nearly half the public schools in the country have a dress code ranging from restrictions on skirt lengths to tank tops and saggy pants. some school administrators say wardrobe rules cut down on distraction and alleviate wardrobe competition. >> having a uniform might be a good idea. everyone then is essentially a blank canvas and you are focused on school. on the other hand, it is limiting their ability to show off their individuality.
>> reporter: in cape cod, massachusetts, it's yoga pants and leggings issue. students can't wear them without shorts or skirts to cover them. in woodford county, kentucky, a ban on clothing revealing collarbones. high school junior maggie was so disgusted, she picked up a camera. she created a documentary called "shame." >> this needs to actually change. not just be an issue. >> reporter: the school principal sees it differently. >> we are trying to teach students to dress for success. >> reporter: in many schools a new debate. how short is too short? how tight is too tight? even how much collarbone is too much? >> we don't want our kids going to school with their pants falling down or swear words on their shirt but do we want to censor their ability to show their shoulders or neck? >> reporter: in massachusetts where they had the yoga pants rule, students are planning a protest on the first day of
school. the principal's reaction, his word, quote, awesome. apparently he respects kids who want to speak their minds but said he has no plan to change the policy. guys. >> we have been talking about this during the entire piece. what do experts say parents can do to handle the issue? >> there are things to keep in mind. teach your kids to wear clothes for the right reasons. just because clothes are popular doesn't mean it's right for your body type. also, encourage individuality but within reason. it's okay for kids to express themselves but they have to respect the rules. finally, acknowledge the conflict. there is nothing worse for a teenager when you try to bring up a problem and mom or dad says, go away, i don't want to talk about it. they can express frustration but rules are rules. >> i'm glad i'm 14 years from this. thank you so much, sheinelle. coming up next on trending, do you remember this unfortunate courtroom sketch of dreamboat tom brady? the artist has had a shot at redemption. we'll show you the latest courtroom sketch.
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always the case. remember the artist behind this courtroom sketch of tom brady? it went viral because people were saying he looked like the devil and it really didn't bear a resemblance to the hunk we know as tom brady. i'm editorializing. he was back in court on monday and so was this artist. she got another crack at the drawing. let's take a look. >> all right. >> little bit better. >> much nicer. >> she still wasn't that happy with it, i think. >> good job. >> i think she said she didn't have enough time. >> i think she was capturing his inner turmoil. >> 30 years from now. >> we have time. let's do art criticism. why not? >> do you know what this reminds me of? one of my favorite stories. the "today" show covered this. a lady in spain. >> yes. >> she had to restore this photo.
>> let's see how she did. >> oh, yes. >> do you remember this? >> yes. >> that's great. >> sook took some liberty. >> she was painting tom brady. >> anyway. >> if you're a colts fan, you don't like tom brady, you have an opportunity to make him look how i see him. >> apparently in court brady gave her a wave acknowledging the whole thing. she did much better. we have ice cream. >> what's the deal? >> let's see what you think of this. scientists developed ice cream that doesn't melt. >> is it made of plastic? >> thanks to a naturally occurring protein that binds together the three main ingredients -- air, fat and ice. it doesn't completely stop melting but it slows it considerably. we hear the ice cream could be available in three years. best of all, researchers say it would have reduced fat and calories. no fat, no calories and doesn't melt.
>> well, reduced fat. >> i like the process of eating ice cream while it's melting. it's part of the experience. >> i like when you can stir it up with the syrup in there and make a sludgy -- >> the toppings taste good. >> i have been known to microwave my ice cream. >> that's weird. i didn't know you were going to go public with that. >> to soften it? >> i like it melty. >> but enjoying it longer would be nice. instead of eating so fast. >> frozen custard. >> and kids with ice cream to their elbows. >> trying to get the cone done. this problem won't arise for three years. >> meantime, you can eat a bowl of melted ice cream from the microwave. >> don't knock it until you have tried it, friend. here's a topic -- lending money to friends and family. what do we think? paypal did a study. >> you will never get it back. >> assume you will never get it back. >> it's a gift. >> don't call it a loan. >> first of all, the average
amount a person is owed, $450. other nuggets from the study, a third of the people said they lost a friend in a money-lending dispute. and half said -- this is what you were pointing out, if they are owed money they never ask for it back because it's awkward and if you are going to loan the money, just assume you are not getting it back. >> go into it knowing. >> it's a gift. >> if you do get it back, oh, this is found money. $450. >> it's a savings plan. >> i take the other approach. i give them money and i put points on it. i want the interest back. >> never borrowing from you. >> little grudge going. >> now a love story that could win eddie redmaine another oscar annual ya' roberts family affair. carson? >> let's start with the movie getting major oscar buzz. "the danish girl."
eddie redmaine plays lily alba, one of the first to live openly as a trans gender woman. here's a look. >> lily, we should go out tonight. give them something different. >> lily! you're exquisite. >> you're different from most girls. i feel i need to ask your permission before i kiss you. >> exactly what happened last night? >> there was a moment when i wasn't me. there was a moment when i was just lily. >> but lily doesn't exist. we were playing a game. >> some movies have oscar buzz. >> this looks great. lily is known as a trans gender pioneer. this movie took 15 years to come to life. it comes out november 27. to see the full trailer do it at movie clips.com.
melissa rivers filling her mother's shoes on "fashion police." the show had a rocky season after losing joan rivers, but it returned on monday with melissa rivers joking she was coming to clean up the mess and introduced what would joan say guessing how her mom would rate the red carpet looks. now julia roberts out with her family. julia, her husband danny and their kids posing for pictures at a fashion event n. the past joule i can't said she plans her career around the kids trying to make sure she doesn't miss out on big moments in their lives. beautiful family there. let's talk music superstars. only one guy can bring together the following -- david bowie, lady and antebellum and cyndi lauper.
>> quincy jones? >> spongebob squarepants. he's getting his own musical on broadway and they will be writing songs for it. starts in chicago before headed to broadway. >> benedict cumberbatch playing spongebob. >> really? >> yes. >> wow. >> i'm kidding. >> how long have you known this man? >> i know. >> i thought he had the inside information. >> and kanye is running for president! >> kanye's playing patrick. >> oh, carson. al, what's up with the weather? i don't know if i believe you, whatever you say. >> let's show you what's going on. wet weather along the texas coastline. moisture in the southwest. second day in a row, remnants of erika in florida. bringing heavy rain along the west coast. could bring flasome flash flood. some areas could pick up to
thre good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the lower 60s and a lot of sunshine all across the bay. we'll see more sun as we go into the afternoon. a high of 83 degrees can be expected in the east bay. tri-valley, up to 89 degrees. san francisco, 73 degrees. the north bay, 86, while we see highs reaching 84 degrees in the south bay. the peninsula, look for a high of 80 degrees. we'll have slightly cooler temperatures heading into tomorrow. that's your latest weather. 1.2 trillion dollars. that's how much americans owe in student loan debt. what can you do to lower the payments? jean chatzky is the "today" financial editor. >> nice to see you. >> let's talk about a term. refinancing. what does it mean? can everybody do it?
>> it means essentially replacing one loan with another that has better terms. typically a lower interest rate. there is a big opportunity that didn't used to exist in refinancing student loans, both federal and private loans and lowering your interest rate. one lender out there which is a leader in the market is saving their customers an average of $14,000. huge amount of money. >> are there certain people who are best candidates for refinancing? >> this applies to students and parents. if you have a parent-plus loan, check it out. anybody who's got a relatively new student loan should definitely check this out. especially if you've got more than $10,000 in debt. less than that often doesn't make sense. >> you have a four-step process to make the burden easier. let's start with the first step to take stock. >> you need to know who you owe and how much. you have to lay out your loans. this is important. a lot of freshman under estimate
the amount they owe by at least 20%. you may owe more than you think. if you are not sure, you can look up your federal loans in the national student loan database on the at the present time of education's website. we have a link on our site to make it easy. you want to know how much you owe and what are the interest rates on every loan. >> is there a way to know whether a fixed loan or adjustable rate is better for me? >> as you look to refinance, that's a big question you have to ask yourself. six loans are starting these days at 3.5% interest rate. variable rate loans are lower than that at 1.9. if you have been reading the newspaper interest rates are going up. probably not so far or so fast. i would say most people would be better off locking into a fixed rate loan. >> you say see if you can do better. basically shop around a little bit. >> you've got to shop around. the best place to compare loans is a wednesday called magnify money taum.
click through to find a list of the basic lenders that will do it for you. >> step three, consider what you are losing, the benefits you give up if you refinance. >> this is really important for anybody who's got federal student loans. there are repayment positions it shall provisions that you lose if you do this. student loan forgiveness, if you are working in an industry that's a not for profit or a helping profession, often after ten years you can get rid of your loans. you don't want to lose that. also, the pay as you earn program go away. so you have to be careful. >> the last one i didn't pay attention to but you say pay close attention to your credit and income. >> often people come out of school and they don't have a credit history. that makes it difficult for them to refinance. but that's changing. sofi will base a decision on whether you have a job. whether you have income. that makes it possible for
people for whom it didn't used to be possible. work on your credit, yes, but it is not the only factor. >> student debt is a massive problem here. >> an average $30,000 per person who has student loan debt. this is definitely something you want to check out. >> that can cripple you for a long time. thanks, jean. if you have kids approaching the college years head to today.com for a seven-step savings plan you can start now. savannah? >> thank you so much. look who i have here. girls in a country song. i ..==tvo=stuntst
a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. students are being warned about exposure to measles. health officials say the patient is now in isolation, but it's believed they were exposed sometime between august 24th and the 29th. an unidentified student spent most of that time on the cal campus, but he or she also rode transit bus route 25-a last monday. berkeley residents are also been warned. catching measles is a low risk for anyone up to date on vaccinations. how is traffic looking on this tuesday? whoa. >> yeah, a live moving picture.
101 at 680. look at your map. it's all tied up in the northbound routes. better news is over the last few minutes we have seen traffic start to move a little better. a crash at oakland road over to the side. we're looking at 280, which is a little better just north of saratoga. east bay, still very slow both directions on 880. the bay bridge toll plaza looking good by comparison. >> a lot of red this morning. let's hope folks are playing good music. another news update in half an hour.
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it is 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the first day of september, 2015. our crowd is ready to go country with a little help from maddie & tae. we'll have a live performance in a few minutes. >> they are quickly becoming big names in country music. we can't wait to hear them performance in a few minutes. i'm a huge fan. >> and our conversation with robert redford and nick nolte on their new movie, why it was hard to get it made and why mr.
redford doesn't watch his own films. >> oh, really? >> plus we'll make the last days of summer count. we have a summer time staple around the campfire. s'mores. >> al? >> we have a look at what's going on today. wet weather in florida. rain in the pacific northwest where it will help the firefighters. northeast, steamy, in the 90s. for tomorrow, the heat wave continues. upper 80s, low 90s. more rain in the pacific northwest. showers continue in the southeastern coast. we are looking at the heat and humidity continuing. midatlantic states into the southwest. hot, humid weather and showers good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine, and it's right around 63 degrees for most of the bay area.
expect a high of 87 degrees in los gatos today. san mateo, 79 degrees. the embarcadero up to 73 degrees. napa, look for a high of 85. 76 degrees for a high in oakland. pleasanton will be topping out at 88 today. it will be slightly cooler as we head into tomorrow. get that weather any time you need it on the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to simple swaps you can make to reduce certain health risks. we are focused on type 2 diabetes. according to one report, more than half of all americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by the year 2020. joy bauer is the "today" nutritionist. >> good morning. >> we'll learn a lot. talking about type 2 diabetes. >> it's a condition where sugar accumulates -- sugar comes from the carbs we eat.
it accumulates and gets trapped in the blood. this is bad for two reasons. one your blood vessels are saturated, batheed in the sugar. your brain, muscles, tissues need the sugar to thrive for energy so they are starved. >> it can cause other damage if you don't manage it. >> cardiovascular disease, n dementia, eye problems, kidney problems, nerve issues. i will show you what it looks like within your body. we'll first look at a blood vessel. let's see this fwragraphic come. all of the blood in the sugar is blue. say you had a bagel for breakfast. it metabolizes to sugar and your pancreas secretes insulin, the superhero, that latches onto the sugar and brings it out as
needed. some are staying within, some are staying out. >> this is in the normal scenario. >> now when you have type 2 diabetes, what's happening here is the fwluk isn't responding to the insulin. insulin is pumping and we are secreting more and more but we are resisting it. a lot of glucose is staying within the blood vessel. you see how much insulin we have as well. there is a lot of inflammation in the body. we have a lot of sugar within the blood vessels but it is not going to the places that need it. >> now we know what the problem is. if you want to do simple swaps that will really fix this, not fix it but make you feel better. >> manage it, right. first, know your numbers. everybody has to know their numbers. you want to hold back on carbohydra carbohydrates. i have super simple things anybody can do. when it comes to a salad, the croutons, that's all refined
carbohydrates that spike blood sugars, but you want crunch. instead put on toasted nuts which are naturally low in carbs and it has healthy fat and fiber and protein. or put on roasted chick peas. gives you the same crunch for less carbohydrates. >> i get that but now you say i can't put ranch dressing on the salad. >> you can but there is a better one. instead of ranch or thousand island or blue cheese, you want to have a dressing with some sort of vinegar in it. it could be balsamic or red wine vinegar or champagne. any vinaigrette made with vinegar. this is cool. vinegar has the ability to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates in the gut. when you have a meal with vinegar there is a chance you will have less of a spike. >> so that's going on offense with vinegar. >> absolutely. >> finally a plate of meat balls. you know the way to my heart.
>> whether you are making meatballs or meatloaf, a lot of people use bread crumbs as a filler. instead, use oats. it is an even swap. you use the same exact recipe. oats have the fiber so you will have a steady blood sugar versus a spike from the bread crumbs. this is an easy tip. for meatballs, turkey meatballs, meatloaf, very, very simple to make. >> okay. great ideas, joy. thank you. i feel like goliath next to you. >> i'm wearing my highest shoes, too. >> she'll be back tomorrowle with ways to boost your energy. coming up next, why robert redford doesn't like watching his own movies. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back. willy caught up with two hollywood legends. they have a new movie together. >> robert redford and nick nolte star in "a walk in the woods." when redford started the project the idea was for him to be joined by paul newman, but his death and other production issues sidelined the project. redford kept it alive and found his partner in nick nolte. >> if you persevere, if you believe in something strongly enough, you keep at it until it happens. >> at what point did you decide nick nolte was the guy? >> pretty early on. i felt with all due respect to paul, a dear friend, nick was better suited for the role. i thought it would be fun to work with him. i can say things about nick he can't say about himself. he's a good actor. he's smart.
and completely undisciplined. >> you mean it as a compliment. >> do i. >> we go? >> we go. >> "a walk in the woods" is the real life story of two estranged friends who embark on a hike along the 2200 mile appalachian trail. >> do you remember the phone call? >> i just sat down with bob and was cast. >> it fell into place without a lot of talk. >> no way that's to scale. >> it says "map to scale." that's it. new plan. >> did robert tell you there would be a lot of hiking in the movie, nick? >> no. i knew there would be that. i knew he was in shape. i thought, that's great. i'm not in shape. probably 50 pounds. >> you were playing hurt coming into this yet you still took on the challenge. >> it was amazing.
>> i know he was hurting. he had a bum hip and a bum knee. we had to do a lot of walking, hiking up and down. what was impressive to is there was never complaining. >> you okay? >> never better! >> if two men are in their 70s trying to walk the appalachian trail they're going to be hurt. >> is it true, robert, i read that you don't like to watch your movies? >> i thought about this not so long ago. maybe it has to do when i was a kid growing up in los angeles it was a rough neighborhood. we were a rowdy bunch. we'd go to movies and make fun of the movies we were watching. we'd talk to the screen. so there would be a romantic scene we'd say, right, lover. i guess i must have seen myself sitting in the audience looking at myself. >> you really should watch. you're very good. i don't know if you have heard. you're quite good.
what do you hope someone who sits and watches this movie for an hour and a half walks out thinking or feeling? what do they take from the theater with them? >> first of all, they don't boo the screen. >> good start. >> they walk away feeling like they have seen something that isn't that available anymore on the screen. >> i hope they walk away feeling, boy, i'm going to go on a hike. >> redford and nolte did most of their own stunts and there were a lot of them. they used the appalachian trail as the set. we'll hear more in the next hour. really fun to watch. i was amazed redford can't watch himself and only recently saw "butch cassidy & the sundance kid" with his grandson. >> what did he think? >> he wasn't impressed actually. >> i like it. >> great movie. >> you're on your own, al. >> benedict cumberbatch was going to do that.
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whether you are in the backyard fire pit or camping there is nothing better than a s'more. >> you do the s'mores from food & wine magazine and she's going to do something different. this isn't your average s'more we are making. >> no. this is food & wine's updated version. these are biscuit s'mores, perfect for the campfire with a twist. might get hands on today. stay right there. i have my self-rising flour i will use with a little bit of dried milk powder. >> why not milk? >> this is so you can take it camping. it's not perishable.
it's light but also good for the browning process. you can add a little sugar. i'm going to add in canola oil. that's how i make the batter. can you pour in water? >> sure. >> pour it right in. >> do you like mixing it by hand? >> this is a texture that's easy to mix by hand. you're camping. you're going to get dirty and the kids will have a great time, too. will you throw the chips in for me? >> you're going to toss them together and you have the batter. >> our taste testers are there. >> i'm just cooking mine a little more. >> i'll take the batter and spread it into quarter cup sized scoops. right onto the skill let or the fire on the grill.
i'm using a grill platter now. >> looks like a pancake. >> it's more like a biscuit dough. you'll see what i mean when you eat it. those cook for two minutes and i will brush them with olive oil like this. >> even when it's not done like that? >> yes. these will be flipped to the other side. >> those cook quickly. >> they took in, like, two minutes. >> is this a dessert thing or a s'more breakfast thing? >> both really. when you're camping this is a perfect breakfast. then a little bit of jam, nutella or peanut butter. >> on the fwrgrill? >> you can get it nice and hot. it's all about the gooey factor. >> that looks amazing. >> then we go back and skewer the marshmallow. there is no s'more without a
marshmallow. i like the jumbo ones. you can use rosemary branches. >> instead of skewers? >> yeah. take the jumbo. i will take the little ones. then you go back to the grill and toast them up carefully. that's a hot grill. you can toast it however you like. if you like them toasty. >> do you like yours on fire? >> i kind of do. i'm sure after years of eating charred marshmallows i have no idea about how good it is for you but i think they tyke over. >> this will take a while. >> we don't need to do the whole thing. it should only take a few second and we can assemble them. >> pretend those are grilled. >> now you have your beautifully toasted marshmallow skewer, put it right on the biscuit. >> can we get a verdict? >> it's good.
i'm glad my kid is on the school bus and not watching this. this would be breakfast. >> it looks amazing. >> there you go. >> should we take a bite? >> it's a lot for one person. >> a quarter or something. >> four is my regular. >> yum. >> there you go. >> that's amazing. i like the biscuit element. nice. >> nice, right? >> really good. >> gail, thank you so much. >> perfect for summer. >> thank you, gail. pick up this recipe and more at today.com/food. >> coming up next, maddie & tae live on the plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc.
♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> maddie & tae made a huge splash with their hit "girl in a country song" poking fun at stereotypes in country music. you can find it on "start here." maddie & tae are with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's great to have you back. a year or so ago you were here with your new song which was a monster hit. now you are on tour with dierks bentley. you have your own tour coming up. what's it been like? >> a whirlwind. it's surreal. y'all were the first morning show to have us and let us play our song. >> i know. >> we feel blessed that our fans
relate to the music. we just released the album and the fans love ho it. we've so excited. >> we've glad. hope you feel this is home. come back any time. >> it is. our dressing room, we're like, this is familiar. we know where we are. >> it's like a big family now. >> we're glad you feel that way. take it away. "girl in a country song." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i wish i had some shoes on my two bare feet ♪ ♪ it's getting kind of cold in these painted on cut off jeans ♪
♪ i hate the way this bikini top chafes ♪ ♪ do i really have to wear it all day yeah, baby i hear you over there on your tailgate whistling ♪ ♪ saying hey girl ♪ but you know i ain't listening ♪ ♪ cause i got a name and to you ain't pretty little thing, hottie, or baby ♪ ♪ yeah, it's driving me red, red, red, red neck crazy ♪ ♪ being the girl in a country song ♪ ♪ how in the world did it go so wrong ♪ ♪ like all we're good for is looking good for you ♪ ♪ and your friends on the weekend, nothing more ♪ ♪ we used to get a little respect ♪ ♪ now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck ♪ ♪ keep our mouth shut and ride along ♪ ♪ and be the girl in a country song ♪ ♪ well, shaking my money maker ain't ever made me a dime ♪ ♪ and there ain't no sugar for
you in this shaker of mine ♪ ♪ tell me one more time you gotta get you some of that ♪ ♪ sure, i'll slide on over but you're gonna get slapped ♪ ♪ these days it ain't easy being that girl in a country song ♪ ♪ how in the world did it go so wrong ♪ ♪ like all i'm good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend ♪ ♪ nothing more ♪ we used to get a little respect ♪ ♪ now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck ♪ ♪ keep our mouths shut ♪ ride along and be the girl in a country song ♪ ♪ oh, no ♪ conway and george strait never did it this way ♪ ♪ back in told days ♪ all y'all we ain't a cliche
♪ that ain't no way to treat a lady ♪ ♪ like a girl in a country song ♪ ♪ how in the world did it go so wrong ♪ ♪ like all i'm good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend ♪ ♪ nothing more ♪ we used to get a little respect ♪ ♪ now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck ♪ ♪ keep our mouths shut ♪ down some old dirt road we don't even wanna be on ♪ ♪ ride along and be the girl in a country song ♪ ♪ yeah, baby >> i ain't your tan legged juliet ♪ ♪ can i put on some real clothes now ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> maddie & tae! bringing their brand of country music. great job, ladies. you're going to sing another song later. you are always welcome here.
we'll have a lot more coming up. first, your local news and weather after these messages. i'. ==p==orehan don good morning. it's 8:56 on your tuesday. i'm sam brock. more than a dozen people right now looking for somewhere to stay but only temporarily after an early morning house fire in the south bay. the location of it is on your map right there. it happened on nokomis drive in south san jose. everyone did manage to make it out of the house safely, and firefighters limited a lot of the damage to just the garage. the home suffered mostly smoke damage, and firefighters say the people living there may even be
able to resume living in that house within the next week. meantime, we're keeping a close eye on the markets this morning, which opened with a thud. about 300 points down at the moment. it's 16,200. looks like things have not gotten any better since that first ten minutes of trading. we're keeping a close eye on it throughout the day. we'll have reports on nbc bay area. for now, see you in 25.
robert red ford talks about his new film "a walk in the woods" and knick nolte talks about the famous robert redford role that was almt his. and maddie & tae perform their newest hit. 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 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> today on a tuesday morning, the first day of september, 2015. people say summer is over but it feels a lot like summer. >> these are july temperatures. >> continuing for the week. >> until thursday. then it will drop here.
labor day weekend will be spectacular. >> i'm willie with natalie and al. tamron is on assignment. you picked a classic morning jam. >> "are you gonna go my way" by lenny kravitz. >> my cousin. >> really? maybe i vaguely remember. really? when did you reveal this? >> every chance i get. constantly. trying to get a little bit of his cool rubbed off. i'm constantly mentioning it. >> in honor of your cousin kravitz. >> cousin kravitz. that was on the adam's family. >> do you remember when lenny had the incident? >> i saw that. >> we talked about the relationship between al and lenny. >> i was on vacation. in my defense. >> on vacation.
>> still, i brought it up like he was a hero on the show. >> anything else? >> like you're going to remember? >> we'll introduce ourselves to each other on the break and get back to everyone. >> you have an important point of view. president obama is in the middle of a three-day trip to alaska. while there he'll record an episode of the nbc show "running wild with bare grylls." we know famous people who did it. kate hudson, zac efron. they are thrown into the wild and tamron hall did it. >> he likes it. bear killed a squirrel, they cooked it on a stick and tamron hall ate squirrel on the show. they mocked up possibilities like would he ride a polar bear? seems unlikely. will he hit the swamps?
>> hmm. >> i think the secret service is going, no, no. >> will he be forced to eat bugs? that's a possibility. that's how you survive in the wild. by the way, someone has started a petition on the white house's we the people site. explain it. you brought it up earlier. >> there is a thing when you are on bear grylls show you have to drink your own pee. it's boiled down. >> to make a syrup? >> you have to survive in the wild and there is no running water. >> i think it's only happened once on the show. just once. >> i think it happened a couple of times. >> i'm being told by michelle rodriguez. >> she did it one time. >> this last season. but the season before, i watched it. >> let's see what natalie is talking about here. >> take a look. >> you're for real? i can't believe this.
urine has an ammonia thing going on. and when you boil it, it doesn't go away. >> mm-hmm. delicious. >> they shared? >> it's her urine. i know. they shared way too much. there is a petition. >> i don't think the president will -- >> on white house.gov, they want 99,000 people -- >> he's not legally bound. the secret service will say -- >> i think michelle obama will say no way. the president is going to say no way. >> i predict disappointment. stroll through the woods, talk about climate change. >> maybe walk on a glacier. >> sure. >> i did that. >> that will air this year. the president on bear grylls. >> here's great news. melissa myer expected once again -- >> we didn't boil anything in
the glass. >> she's pregnant with identical twin girls. good news. they are due in december. she posted on her tumblr page since the pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in i yahoo!'s transformation, i plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as i did with my son three years ago taking limiting time away and working throughout. you recall she took about two weeks of maternity leave. she was also going to be working from home as well. this is her son callister. he's now three years old. in 2013, we pointed out, she did extend yahoo!'s pa tenderternit maternity leave policy. moms can take up to 16 weeks of paid leave and dads up to eight weeks. people saying now she'll have three little ones at home.
is this setting the wrong, you know, precedent for employees? she did extend which took maternity leave. she's in a difficult position at yahoo!. it's a position that certainly stockholders watch to see how stocks are doing and obviously it's at a time when people are looking for greater right the for parents as well. >> as long as the other mothers feel comfortable and have a right to take -- >> no pressure. >> when the ceo says i'm only taking two weeks there is an unspoken pressure to get back to work. >> she's a special figure. a figurehead, as she said. by the way, didn't your sister make your drink something? >> are we going back to this again? it wasn't boiled. >> anyway. >> which is worse. there you go. hey! here's the deal. do you have your kid? we all have kids. >> yeah.
>> do kids have parents that you love the kids and you love the way your kids get along with them but not necessarily crazy about the parents. >> yeah. >> i'm sure there are, yeah. >> in your case, are there any? >> you know, i don't -- >> yes or no? >> i'm trying to think of the kids, the families i do know i'm good friends with a lot of them. >> so you like them. >> so the question is -- >> sometimes you like the kids. sometimes you like the parents and you don't like the kids. >> we are not keel dealing with that here. a woman said she can't stand the mother of her daughter's best friend and mom has been texting about getting together for drinks or dinner. so the boston globe journalist said i believe white lies are the best course of action.
just keep saying you're busy reper repeated repeatedly. >> hopefully they will pick up on it. >> then your kids don't have play dates ever? you let them get together. >> you don't have to go out to dinner with the parents. that will happen when your kids make friends, you won't love everyone. as long as you are respectful. you don't have to spend a lot of time around them. >> exactly. >> you're dropping them off for a play date. let your kids tuck and roll onto the lawn. just keep going. >> throw the door open. >> that's the best part about having the toyota minivan. >> go, go! >> there was a time when kids were younger and had birthday parties every weekend. and you go with a parent or the parents go and it gets to a point where there are 30 parents in the room. oh, look how cute. it gets to the point you're like, maybe we can just drop the kids off. i will take care of them.
you guys pick them up. >> courtney grew up in west chester. very suburban. my kids grew up here. you didn't go to the party. you dropped the kids off and just kept going. >> you picked up dry cleaning. not where we lived. >> here when you have a party you have to have stuff for the kids. crudite for the adults. cheese, crackers. what is that? >> drop the kids and keep moving. >> exactly! that's my kind of birthday! >> we'll pick up the kids even. >> sometimes your kids' friends introduce you to parents you like and wouldn't have known. >> they become your social circle. >> absolutely. >> check it out. have you seen this? it's free styler called a triple revolution. >> wow. >> hold on. >> oh, my. >> it's a combination of sport and -- >> one, two, three revolutions. wow. >> that's crazy. >> impossible. >> with a soccer ball. >> they have a brilliant idea of
having us try this, right? we'll be lucky to dribble. >> natalie, you're the soccer mom. >> i have never played soccer. >> my kids tried to make one revolution. it's very hard to do. >> you're the soccer player. >> you try it. >> i can't do that. i can tell you now. i can't do that! >> can i shoot this in a hoop? >> that worked out well. >> i have no idea. i think i just ruined my skirt. good thing there is a zipper down the middle of my skirt. >> and scene. worked out well. >> brilliant. nice. well done. >> am i here for weather? staying right here. let's see what's going on weather wise. we have a lot of heat. the dome of high pressure. release the dome of high pressure. >> is that the cone of uncertainty? >> and the cone of silence. that thing will create a massive area of heat and humidity. we have heat waves of 90 degrees plus or more three days in a row.
d.c., new york, philadelphia going to see that. also heads out to the midwest. temperatures in memphis, st. louis, chicago, to kansas city. looking at the potential heat waves and even as we get into the northern plains, temperatures staying good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. our temperatures are in the mid-60s. a lot of sunshine, and warm weather today. and some spots a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday, though. in the north bay, 86 degrees. 73 degrees in san francisco, mostly sunny skies there and also in the east bay, 83 degrees, 89 degrees in the tri-valley while the peninsula tops out at 80 degrees and the south bay, expect a high of 84. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. coming up, "a walk in the woods" with two hollywood icons.
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estranged friend and long ago travel buddy of robert redford's bill bryson. >> map to scale. that's it. new plan. >> the two reunite 30 years down the road. >> there we go. >> and find themselves at very different places in life as they attempt to hike the appalachian trail from start to finish. almost 2200 miles. >> it was probably the most exciting and most fun. it was the idea of a friendship that was lost that's regained. >> i'm sorry we lost touch. >> me, too. >> one of the things i liked about doing this was the idea of a story about a second act. the character says, hey, at a time when everybody else is settling down, retiring, taking it easy, they say, no, i want a second act. >> the two appeared together on screen before in the 2014 "the company you keep."
and one of redford's most recognizable roles as roy hobbs >> he did it! >> reporter: -- could have been nolte. both pursued "the natural" around the same time. >> i said, listen, if redford can get financing and get it together, god bless him. >> i had pursued it for ten years. but it was shot down constantly because there was thinking about hollywood that they don't make baseball movies. >> there is an expectation with this movie that the appalachian trail which has become exponentially more popular decade by decade for hikers will explode even more now. >> i didn't think about that. i wanted to pay tribute to the trail because i think it is so important. >> nick, is that something you would have taken on as a younger man? 2200 miles? do you think your mind, your body could have done it? >> no. lsd was enough.
>> nick nolte, ladies and gentlemen. he's lived a lot of life. >> drop the mic, nick. that was so much fun. >> "a walk in the woods," a fun movie opens in theaters tomorrow. can you picture anyone other than robert redford in "the natural"? nolte went after the project and redford took it. >> i can't. >> great movie. >> coming up next, they rocked the plaza in the last hour. we are now going to sit down with the female duo that went all the way to number 1 on the country music charts. maddie & tae tell us about their new album and life on the road after this. on the roa i found her wandering miles from home. when the phone rang at 5am, i knew it was about mom. i see how hard it's been on her at work and i want to help. for the 5 million americans living with alzheimer's, and millions more who feel its effects. let's walk together to make an even bigger impact and end alzheimer's for good.
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in a country song." ♪ >> reporter: since the release last year the video has over 25 million views on youtube, was nominated for video of the year by cmt and named one of the best country songs of 2014 by billboard. maddie & tae made their first national broadcast debut right here on "today" and rolling stone included them on the list of top new artists you need to know. this year they hit the road with country superstar dierks bentley. now they will be headlining their own tour. the debut album "start here" was just released with their new single "fly" already climbing the charts. >> maddie & tae, good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> i love that your new album is called "start here." in a lot of ways, i feel like you sort of did "start here" on the "today" show. do you like how i brought it back around to us?
>> i see what you did there. >> one of the first shows to believe in us. hoda played our song and we were watching this all go down. >> she picked you as the music pick of the day. >> i will never forget that moment. >> oh, my gosh. >> think how far you have come in this time. is it mind blowing? >> it is. one of the reasons is we wrote a song so bold and said something that no one wanted to say. i feel the fans appreciated that. and they were waiting for something like that. we're glad we can be the torch for women empowerment. >> you talk about your songs as being journal entries with music basically. >> completely. in the record you will hear it. we put it in us order where it
starts with waiting on a plane about taking a risk and taking leap of faith to chase your dreams it's scary but you have to do it. as human beings we hate change. it's the biggest lessons we've learned the past five years being together. >> it is fun to watch acts like you. now you're outside and people are sleeping on the street to see you. next time you come the crowd will be even bigger. >> get like an annual thing. >> deal! >> and so whenever we're like 70 years old, we're going to be like grandmothers playing on the stag stage. >> i was here when taylor swift first performed. had bedazzled her own guitar. you very much have the same feel
a very good morning to you. 9:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a developing story, police investigating a deadly stabbing in san jose. last night, officers found a man suffering from a stab wound around 10:00 p.m. he was pronounced dead at the scene. right now, investigators do not have a motive or suspects. students at u.c. berkeley being warned about possible exposure to measles. this after a student tested positive yesterday. health officials say that patient is now in isolation. but it's believed they were exposed some time between august 24th and the 29th. the unidentified students spent most of that time on the cal campus. but he or she also rode the transit bus route 25-a last monday.
health officials say catching measles is low risk for anyone up to date on vaccinations. shedding light on the potential risk in a plan to haul oil by train. valero wants to use two 50-tanker car trains to transport crude to the oil refinery. that's instead of the current means by boat. city leaders this week released a revised environmental impact report. it warned the potential significant risk in the event of an accident. it indicates the project would impact air quality. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this. tffitrficosso ahor
good morning, i'm kari hall. we're in the low to mid-60s right now. and a lot of sunshine. it's so comfortable. but it will be warming up inland today. in los gatos, a high of 87 degrees. palo alto, 84 degrees and the embarcadero at 73 degrees. 84 in navado. and 89 degrees today in dublin. and heyward, a high of 77 degrees. let's see how the traffic is
moving now with mike. >> kari, it was a tough commute about half p an hour ago. still a slower drive. much less red, still 680 up toward the airport for 101's jam here. 87, 280, starting to ease up. after the crash from 280 and 85 cleared over the last few minutes. recovery northbound 85 from highway 87 past 17 now. that's it for the south bay. the rest of your bay looking easier. still, though, the dumbarton and san mateo is a tough drive. a crash over at the mini maze is cleared. another update in half an hour. see you then.
taking a look at the headlines credit cards are getting a makeover but the changes are more than cosmetic. many of you have probably already received a replacement credit card that has the embedded computer chip in it. it is supposed to help reduce fraud, but starting october 1st merchants who haven't updated point of sale devices to recognize the chip will be held liable if there is fraud at the register. if merchants have the new equipment the liability falls back to the bank. the best time to prevent a cold might be bedtime. researchers at the university of california found people who sleep less than six hour as night are four times more likely to catch a cold than those who get at least seven hours. the study took into account age and stress levels but sleep was
the best predictor of who would get sick after being exposed to the virus. mcdonald's is buttering up to customers. the chain is doing away with liquid marge rna briarine bring real butter for biscuits, bagels and english muffins. signs highlight the real daily addition and warns those that are lactose intolerant. the roll out will occur once the loeks have depleted their supply of liquid margarine. researchers had healthy children do three minutes of moderate intensity walking every half hour and they showed lower levels of insulin and blood sugar compared to sitting for three hours without exercise. even minimal activity helps protect against diabetes, heart disease and cancer. making baby food couldle keep kids from developing a sweet tooth. a study at glasgow university
said commercial baby foods trigger a life long love of sweets. they contain fruit juice and higher sugar produce like sweet potatoes, carrots, apples and bananas. toddlers don't learn to like more savory flavorer. and competitors were on a slippery slope in malta. the pole slathered with grease at an angle over the harbor. the aim of the game is to make it up to grab the flag at the end of the pole but it seems like the contestants prefer to just land in style. in some cases in order to win the prize. >> and wear a speedo. >> some look good, some not. >> how about a check of the weather? >> that looks good. looking pretty good. we have the heat continuing in the northeast. a back door cold front. cool in new england, but temperatures northeast midatlantic states in the '90s. weather through texas and
florida. look for it to continue. pacific northwest cooler. good news for the firefighters. that will continue for tomorrow. the heat continues to the southwest through texas into the midwest. chicago tomorrow, 92. 89 in new york city. 93 in wash a lot of sunshine and some mild temperatures across the bay. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the mid-60s right now. all across the bay area. and expect highs mostly in the 80s. especially for the inland spots where it will be heating up as warm as 89 degrees in the tri-valley. san francisco, a mixture of sun and clouds, 73 degrees, the north bay up to 86 degrees. in the south bay, expect a high of 84 while the peninsula tops out at 80 degrees. and some slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow. and that's your latest weather. this morning on our series simple swaps we are looking at foods you can sub in to help with common ailments of lowering
cholesterol, fighting migraines. here to help make the switch, nutritionist joy bauer. >> good to see you. >> let's start with migraines. i didn't realize foods could help. >> yes. there are trigger foods to avoid and foods that can help reduce the frequency, duration of migraine headaches. we'll have fun with this. starting with this first lazy susan, you decide which is more helpful for fighting migraines and turn it to the front. is it amaranth or yellow rice. >> amaranth. >> you're right. wish i had a dinger for you. >> that was confusing. >> you did great. >> thank you. >> like quinoa it has 30% of the daily value for magnesium. we know through research magnesium helps to minimize migraines. it's easy to cook up. the second test for you, al,
again, migraines. which is the healthier or better for you vegetable to have with dinner. cooked carrots or swiss chard? >> two for two! high five. so this swiss chard has a ton of magnesium and it's sauteed in olive oil that has compounds that can fight headaches. >> you have a lot of pressure. >> you can do it. >> we are lowering cholesterol. >> right. >> when it comes to your toast in the morning there is controversy over butter. which is better -- buttered toast or avocado toast? position it to the front. >> i love avocado toast. i will go with my personal preference. >> exactly right. this is what i like to do with avocado toast. avocado has potatoes yum and fiber and a lot of heart healthy fat. i squeeze on lime. you can doctor it up with radishes.
which is prettier? no competition. >> all of that's better than one little pat of butter. really? >> absolutely. yeah. because of the fiber the avocado lowers cholesterol levels. >> tastes good, too. >> delicious. >> how about this? >> i won't tell you what's in them. but they are sloppy joes. which goes to the front? >> with no information. >> if you examine them -- >> one has meat. this is the healthier one. >> you got it! >> which is which? >> this has half meat, half lentils. this is a great simple swap. when you make sloppy joes with beef or ground turkey, if you half the meat for lentils, the lentils supply a lot of soluble fiber which helps to latch onto cholesterol and exports it out of the system. it's very easy. >> i will escort you to natalie. >> just like the lentils.
>> let's escort the general aches and pains away. >> if you have aches and pains and you are craving a sweet fix at night which is the better cookie to go for? chocolate chip or ginger snaps? >> ginger because ginger is good for inflammation. >> right. this is a great sweet treat to have. ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. the last thing is -- >> five for five. >> the crudite. >> i tried this joy bauer concoction. yogurt, turmeric? >> this is curry yogurt dip with cucumbers and this is hummus. which is better? >> curry. >> they are both great. this one has anti-inflammatories. do you like the dip? >> hmm, it's okay. >> she loves it! >> i'll go for the hummus. joy, thank you. >> 100%! wow. >> good job. >> thank you, joy bauer. up next, how john travolta's
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new concerns in china weighing on markets about manufacturing slowdown and the slowdown of the economy there. you know who probably has pretty good numbers, that's kari, what do you say? >> it will be a great day, scott. we're in for a lot of sunshine. and we're in the upper 60s all across the bay with a breezy wind. expect a high of 83 degrees in the east bay. the tri-valley warming up to 89 degrees. and the peninsula, 80 degrees in san francisco. a nice comfortable 73 degrees and a mixture of sun and clouds in the north bay. sunny with a high of 86. let's see how the traffic is rolling with mike. >> it's flowing slowly, kari. the bay bridge getting a little better, though. the crash affecting folks at the off-ramp from the bay bridge and the skyway. still recovering speeds over the last few minutes. a crash in northbound 880 right past the coliseum. slows you down through downtown. slow drive across the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. a heavy volume around the bay.
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