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no chain reaction. >> yes, hopefully. thanks for joining us today. we will be back with you with more live local news and leave you with a look of the ballpark. good morning. the suspects who high jacked an egypt air jet have been arrested. more than 60 hostages on board, including eight americans all safely reloesed. this morning we're live with the dramatic scene as it unfolded. hacking in, the fbi manages to break into the phone of the one of the sberd phones. who is the mystery investigator who broke into the code? blown away. high winds batter the northeast. 50 miles per hour gusts knocking down trees, damaging homes and delaying flights, with more on the way today, tuesday, march
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29th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. >> happy to say after a tense morning, we have good news to report. >> the breaking news is our top story this morning. a harrowing ordeal for dozens of passengers and crew on egypt air flight 181. it left from egypt bound for cairo when a man who said he was wearing an explosive belt ordered the plane to divert to cyprus. ra hay ma ellis is following the story. >> the ie jackers motive seems to be personal but the investigators had to proceed
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with extreme caution. the high jacking ended without loss of life. people were seen coming down the stairs. one person climbed out of the dock pitt window. this after a tense standoff of just over seven hours. equip air 181 headed from alexandria to cairo was high jacked. an early hopeful sign most passengers, women and children were allowed to get off of the plane, leaving the high jacked, plane crew, one security officer and three british passengers on board. there were eight americans originally on the flight. the cyprus ministry named the high jacker as safe eldin
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mustafa, the hi jacker's es strained wife is from cyprus and the high jacker asked to speak with her. a source told nbc news. then he asked for asylum. a high government source told nbc news that it seemed that the high jacker was an unstable person. last october, a russian passenger jet crashed after taking off, and isis claimed responsibility for downing the jet leading to questions about how explosives made it on the plane. aviation safety network reports that is the eighth hi jacking. now they're going to investigate to find out how a man with an please i belt got on the plane to start with.
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>> lots of questions. thank you. zbloob nbc . hallie jackson is there. >> reporter: later today we're see donald trump back out on the campaign trail here in wisconsin with this pivot tall primary coming up on tuesday. later this morning we expect governor scott walker to make an enforcement. and for donald trump and ted cruz, it's a fight that's far from over. donald trump now insists the war over wives isn't his fault. >> i never want to go there. i never started it. head cruz started it. >> reporter: the front runner refusing to back down as the republican race gets more personal. >> he's losing big. >> reporter: in wisconsin ted cruz still forcefully denying unsubstantiated allegations from
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a national enquirer story claiming extramarital affairs. >> donald trump is a serial fa landerer by his own admission. >> last question. >> if the answer is question -- >> sir, i recognize that you love going into the gutter with these -- >> no. >> sir, i'm going to answer your questions. it's total lies planted by donald trump's henchmen and i don't think the people of wisconsin or the people of america have any interest in tabloid trash. >> cruz instead talking jobs as he barn storms through the badger state claiming to take on donald trump one by one. >> why don't you show up and debate like a man. >> reporter: trump planning to spend the next week here, he says, starting in jamesville where protests have begun already. john kasich looking toward november. >> what good does it do to win a
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primary in a narrow way and get your brain speed -- >> hillary clinton taking aim aim cross the aisle. >> it will set the republican party back if donald trump is their standard bearer. but donald trump didn't come out of nowhere. >> president obama now taking on 2016. >> i know i'm not the only where you know that may be a little dismayed about what's happening on the campaign trail right now. the se visive and vulgar rhetoric that's aimed at everybody but often is focused on the vulnerable or women or mie snoreties -- >> reporter: and new this morning we're looking at our survey monkey online poll showing clinton leading bernie sanders by just six points. that's the smallest gap since december. on the gop side it's till trump on top now with 48% support. but if you look at a hypothetical head-to-head match up between trump and hillary
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clinton, you'll see that 30% of republican voters say if that were to happen they would seriously consider a third party candidate. >> let's turn to chuck todd. good morning. we wii stands alone. >> it's the second half of a football game and wisconsin is the new new hampshire. the same way that it's perception matters more. it's perception for sanders and clinton, perceptions for trump versus not trump. because it's stand alone, the candidates have a lot of time there. >> they will. where is the state are they going to be concentrating their efforts? >> today donald trump is in jamesville. why does this matter? this is home to old fashion reagan democrats. he hopes to do well in green bay. bernie sanders is hoping to do
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well in greenville, jamesville, same places. and this is going to be an interesting part of wisconsin, just like new hampshire, open primary, just like new hampshire, sanders and trump are fighting for the same independent voters. >> hallie jackson mentioned that trump is hitting the campaign trail today. he hit the phone circuit yesterday abthey were pretty tough on him. >> they were. you know, there have been a conservative revolution, guys like psychs, they don't like trump at all. this is a huge test for the stop trump movement. they've got to show that they got juice. they got to beat him in wii we, it's possible but they've got to try to do it. >> chuck, thank you very much. let's now turn to the investigation into the terror attacks in brussels. this morning, the only suspect charged directly in connection with the massacre has been released. belgian authorities admitting they had the wrong man.
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nbc's keir simmons has more on that. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. this morning, belgian investigators do not appear to know the identity of their prime suspects, the man and wife, the lawyer you mentioned, saying he doesn't look like the suspect. leaving police here with the question, who is the man in white? >> reporter: a week since the security video was recorded, police are still hunting the man in white, seen at the airport with the two suicide bombers. in a stunning setback, officials releasing the only suspect charged with terrorist murder in connection with the brussels attacks. prosecutors saying there is insufficient evidence to keep him in custody. one belgian terrorism analyst telling me the man in white could have concealed his identity. >> the fact that he's wearing heavy glasses, the fact he's wearing a cap on his hat, might
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even use a fake beard. could be this guy was always meant to escape the attack. >> reporter: seven days since this subway station was targeted by a suicide bomber, commuters and employees struggling to make sense of it. do you think that the authorities did enough to protect you? >> i don't know, to be honest. >> reporter: the airport is expected to reopen today but remains closed. airport workers given a standing ovation at a service for the victims. they, too, now are asking searching questions. >> when it happened in france, we knew it would happen in belgium. and the only security they put there was a few army people. it was not enough. >> it was terrifying because we knew the security was so bad. >> reporter: this morning, a minute of silence. the mayors of brussels and paris standing together, while critics of the authorities increasingly speaking out. the authorities here still appear to have crucial clues
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they can follow. on the left-hand side, you can see the two, the suicide bombers, both of them wearing one glove on one hand. that might be to hide a debt nart. the man in white is not wearing gloves. does that mean he always intended to get away and has he left behind fingerprints? >> keir, thank you very much. charges have been filed against the man who pulled a gun at the u.s. capitol's visitor senator and spot by police. the incident leading to a frightening scene as the building was placed on lockdown. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is there for us this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the visitor center has reopened today. business is back to usual. the suspect shot by police. we're told this morning he's in critical condition. all of this playing out during one of the busiest tourist seasons around the capitol, the
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heart of the cherry blossom festival with tons op tourists in the area. panic inside the visitors center, police drawing their guns, tourists rushing for safety. >> we heard yelling, stop, stop, and leave running, as fast as they could, ten of them. running by with guns. >> reporter: new details about the suspect, larry dawson. capitol police say an officer shot the 66-year-old as he approached the screening check point at the entrance of the visitor's center. >> he drew a weapon and pointed it at the officers. an officer fired and struck the suspect. >> reporter: a woman was also injured by flying shrapnel. dawson was rushed to the hospital. law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the suspect's weapon was a realistic looking pellet gun. dawson's neighbors were stunned. >> if it's the guy, he's got two separate lives that he leads. >> reporter: dawson, listed as a pastor as a community church in
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antioch, tennessee, was arrested for this outburst last october in the gallery, overlooking the floor of the house of representatives. dawson was ordered to stay away from the capitol. this map highlighting the no-go zone. >> i'm larry russell dawson. >> reporter: a tennessee state board denied him application for a funeral licenses. dawson had violated a protection order, after telling an underage girl that god told him he was supposed to sleep with her. back at the capitol, the visitor center was built in part due to another shooting in 1998 where two capitol officers were killed. mond's threat was an isolated episode by a single person. >> there is no reason to believe that this is anything more than a criminal act. >> reporter: congress was in recess at the time. that means no lawmakers were ever in danger. incidentally this happened just hours after an active shooter
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drill right here at the capitol. >> peter alexander, thank you. there is a growing backlash over a controversial transgender law in north carolina. it blocks transgender people from using public bathrooms that align with their gender identity. the state's governor is defending the measure. january sham land spoke with him. >> reporter: he says despite the thets he is not backing down. this morning north carolina governor pat mccory is hitting back hard, responding to a flood of lawsuits challenging a controversial new law limiting protection for gay and transgender people, the governor says calling it bigoted is outrageous. >> i think there's a coordinated smear campaign and i think it
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has to do with political theater and make some ratings too. >> reporter: many feel they do feel welcome because of the law. >> it feels like we're being pushed out in different ways. >> reporter: a growing backlash from north carolina with businesses threatening to cut ties from the state. the nba might move next year's all star game out of sh charlotte and hollywood may mull the plug on some of the states multimillion dollar movies. a similar controversy with the opposite outcome in georgia with the governor vetoed a divisive religious rights bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse services to individuals. >> i do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in company.
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>> reporter: companies including comcast, nbc universal pushed for the veto. this morning some lawmakers say they'll challenge the governor's decision, a question of rights versus religious freedom as two states search for answers. >> i believe it is about the character of our state and the character of our people. >> reporter: do you stand by your decision? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the battle over religious rights and gay rights have been playing out across the country, north carolina and georgia just the latest battlegrounds. now to a developing story overseas. korean officials say north korea fired a short range projectile. they say whether it's unclear whether that projectile crashed inland or landed in the sea. north korean's tests are seen as
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a response to ongoing military drills between washington and seoul, south korea. president obama is expected to discuss the threat posed by north korea during a meeting this week with the leaders of japan and south korea. frightening moments on monday after a chain reaction crash that sent a car careening into a bus. this happened in south los angeles. officials say two cars collided with each other, and then one slammed into a bus and exploded into flames. two police officers and a good samaritan jumped into action, pulling people from the burning car. >> it was crazy. >> aru -- a lot of people were coming trying to help. i was talking to him and trying to get the knife. he carry a knife, and i was trying to cut the belt for the driver. >> the bus driver was the only one aboard at the time. as many as seven people were hurt. some witnesses believe street racing may be to blame for the crash. we've seen many videos of the u.s. coast guard making daring rescues on the seas. but this is different.
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the crew of the coast guard cutter intercepted a drug smuggling submarine earlier this morning. the sub held almost 13,000 pounds of cocaine and four people were arrested. this is if fifth drug sub seized by the coast guard in the last nine months. >> al had a couple of days off with the family. he's back. how are you doing? >> doing great. if you love snow, we've got great news for you out west. that's right. we've got a big upper level low that's spinning around, cold air. we're looking at snow from boise, casper on, just west of denver. before this is over we could have blizzard conditions for parts of wyoming with winds gusts up to 55 miles per hour. snowfall amounts especially in central wyoming, upwards of 12 inches of more as we continue to track that. as you look at our western weather, beautiful day in seattle, plenty of sunshine, all the way down to los angeles,
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temperature cooler, 66 for a high today, 67 in salt lake, denver hit or miss thunderstorms. rest of the country looking pretty darn good. plenty of blue sky and over chicago look for a high of 59 in cincinnati today. windy conditions here in the northeast. we've got wind warnings, watches and advisories from philadelphia all the way into boston. if you're traveling east or expecting a flight coming out 0 the other way, you're going to look at windy kbs and some flight delays. hit or miss showers and thunderstorms down through central florida. look for the sunshine to continue with hit or miss thunderstorms back through texas. and southern california, want to mention, high surf advisories will continue today. they've got a lot of wind there today and could be some santa anas blowing around. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. let's check it out. do any of you have kids? i do yes. this car has a feature built in called teen driver technology,
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which lets parent's see how their teens are driving. oh, that's smart. it even mutes the radio until the seat belt is fastened. will it keep track of how many boys get it in the car? (laughter) cause that could be useful. this is ahead of what my audi has for sure. wish my beamer had that. i didn't even know that technology existed. i'm not in the market for a car but now i may be. . good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. more sunshine again today. and we're taking a look at a cool start, specially in the north bay with some light, patchy fog. it's 36 degrees there, 48 degrees in san francisco, and a nice, beautiful day, not as windy with some more sunshine. up to 64 degrees in the south bay peninsula and the tri-valley. 65 degrees in the east bay, while san francisco is up to 62 degrees, and also some sunshine in the north bay with a high of 66. used by one of
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the san bernardino suspects. what will it reveal? should the government tell apple how they managed to unlock the device? also ahead, more on the hijacking of an egyptair jet. hostages still held now. we'll have the latest from the scene. first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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across the bay area. live look at san jose, not a cloud in the sky. that is what we will see throughout the afternoon. it's now down to 36 degrees in napa and 39 degrees in palo alto. with highs today a touch warmer than yesterday. still some more sunshine and not as windy with a high of 66 today expected in napa, oakland 65 degrees, and livermore 63 degrees. let's see what's happening on the roadways with anthony. >> we'll start on the south bay with two accidents. one at 85 and kirchner. you can see the backup goes all the way to the hill. and in san jose to the capitol expressway. there is one on moffit field. slow in spots and along 680 from an earlier accident. and things are starting to clear out for the bay plaza from three
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7:30, march 29, 2016. the drama unfold anything cyprucyprus hostages, one even climbing out of a cockpit window. the suspect was arrested, nbc's with us this morning. >> a very dramatic situation. the hijacker has been arrested and no loss of life. the pictures should be seen again. take a look. people were seen coming down the stairs, one person climbed out of the cockpit window. this, after the standoff that
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lasted for over seven hours. egypt air, ms-181, to cairo egypt was hijacked overnight. the hijacker claiming to have an explosive belt. we've gotten word from authorities that they now say it appears that that explosive device was a fake. but they didn't know it at the time. some early in us to this early on that hopeful signs of the 55 passengers, many of them women and children, were allowed to get off the plane, leaving the hijacker, the plane crew, one security officer and three british passengers on board. there were at one point three americans on that flight as well. the motive for all of that pairs to be personal, according to the president of cyprus, all to do with a woman. the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs said the hijacker is safe, he would eldon mustafa, he wanted to speak to his estranged
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wife, and he asked to speak to her, according to a close to her. nbc news that is. we're learning for about three hours, that he was asking to speak to his wife, and authorities were speaking to him and asking for something in return for them bringing the wife to the airport. apparently. and what they got in return was passengers being allowed off of that flight. now what authorities are saying is that it appears the explosive device was not explosive at all, but they're going to be investigating how the man got on the plane in the first place. matt. >> all right, rahimi, thank you. the legal stand off between the government and apple is over. the government says it has managed to access the information on the phone without the tech giant's help. the question tech giant's help. the question, what did they
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find? pete will jaiams is nbc's justi correspondent. what are you hearing? >> the main fact is the fbi entrae extracted data. it'll take a while to uncode it, but the battle is over. >> reporter: in a statement, we have more answers than we had before. the justice department had been demanding apple write software to help the fbi unlock the device. >> created zones of complete privacy, which sounds awesome until you think about it. those zones prohibit any government action. >> reporter: apple fought back hard. the company's ceo tim cook said it would undermine the security of all iphones. >> we need to desicide as a natn
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how much power the government should have over our data. >> reporter: last week, the justice department said an unnamed third-party came forward with a possible alternative for unlocking the phone, and the idea worked, allowing the fbi to extract die that from syed farook's phone. apple says the government shouldn't have brought the case in the first place. saying, people in the united states and around the world deserve data protection, security and privacy. sacrificing one for the other puts people and countries at greater risk. >> the government won't say what the method was or who suggested it, and whether it works with only iphone 5cs, like this one, the kind that farook left behind. the fbi is likely to use this idea again to help police nationwide trying to unlock iphones that contains important evidence. >> they can classify this technique to use again, or share the technique with apple. is it likely they'll do it?
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>> not in the short run. there are lots of these locked iphones. the fbi will probably try to see if this will work again. one question is, does it work only with 5cs and the ios 9 operating system on his phone, or is this a master key that can unlock phones? i think the fbi will want to continue to try to use this before it eventually probably will tell apple how it did it. >> pete williams, thank you. let's turn to grant, a senior vice president at the senior advisory firm. good to have your expertise on this. who might be the person that helps the fbi unlock this code? are you talking about a retired software engineer? could it be a wiz kid in a basement somewhere? >> if you read the government's statement, it's intriguing. they talk about, it could be a foreign government, potentially friendly to the united states. it could be a cyber security firm. a lot less likely, but sometimes
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hackers finding vulnerabilities and sell them to governments. >> go ahead. >> we don't know that. what we do know is this is what apple was afraid of all along. that if you gave access to this iphone, it would create a backdoor that would make all iphones accessible to data, putting all our personal data at risk. >> i can barely retrieve my own e-mails, but i've read perhaps the way they went about this -- you and nod your head -- they create a digital copy of that iphone and then they use that digital copy to try to crack the password. they crack it until the nine wrong passwords, where it would shut down, and create another copy. >> there is this digital self-detruself-d self-destruct system in the iphone. if you get ten passwords wrong in a row, you're locked out of the system and it erases your data. the reality is no system is impenetrable. what the government has done with this system is that -- the
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belief is that they are creating -- and by using this technique, they sliced ov e ed iphone and copied it an unlimited number of times. you go through all the possible combinations out there until you find the right pincode to get into the system. >> let's bring this back to earth for those of us not proficient in technical stuff. if i'm worried about being hacked, what is the best security? should i use the fingerprint technolo technology? >> we recommend at rsa not to use the simple pin numbers. there are great authentication methods that are stronger, such as touchid, or using other biometric systems based upon who you are, not just a four digit passcode. >> grant, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> good to see you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> guys, thanks so much.
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we're looking at severe weather from des moines, houston, new orleans. upwards of 30 million people, 34 million people at risk for severe storms. large hail, damaging winds. that goes on into thursday, for alexandr alexandria, new orleans, panama city, into georgia. 12 million people at risk for severe weather and strong storms. can't rule out isolated tornadoes or heavy rain, from little rock to atlanta. some places picking up 3 to 4 inches of rain. locally, could be up to we've got sunshine again today, and it won't be as windy. our temperatures really cool to start out. live look now at the golden gate bridge. you see not a cloud in the sky. after this cool morning we will be slightly warmer this afternoon. a look at the lunchtime temperatures, up to 59 degrees in san francisco and the tri-valley. during the drive home in the evening commute, we'll be at 64 degrees in the peninsula and
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we're back with more of our special rossen reports series, we're calling vacation undercover. >> that's right. this morning, the question is, are you really getting the best bargain if you book one of the all-inclusive trips? "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen was good enough to test this out. you're a giver. >> i love my job. so many of us booking vacations right now. you always wonder, is the all-inclusive deal really the better deal? it's a higher rate up front, but it includes everything. all the food, drinks and activities. it has to save you a bundle, right? when you pay as you go, we all know it's bill after bill. this morning, we are solving the mystery once and for all. there is a clear winner. ♪ >> reporter: the rossen reports team undercover on a three-day vacation in the dominican
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republic. >> we've arrived. >> reporter: my producer lindsay and i are checking into the same resort. >> welcome. >> reporter: staying in the same type of room, doing the exact same activities. >> another day at the office. >> reporter: eating and drinking the exact same things. >> can i have the chicken breast? >> i will also have the stuffed chicken breast. >> i'll have the same thing. >> reporter: the only difference, this resort offers two ways to pay. i'm doing it the normal way, paying as i go, for food, drinks, everything. >> and i'm paying the flat, all-inclusive rate. >> reporter: who will spend less on the exact same vacation? let's start at breakfast. the buffet is overflowing with options. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the food is delicious. >> really good. >> reporter: already, the bills begin. the buffet cost me $37. >> they get you for breakfast. >> mine is included. >> reporter: then it's straight to the pool.
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>> yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: margaritas. for me, $12 a piece. plus tax and tip. for lindlindsey, it's included. of course, more drinks at lunch. >> they give you these guest identification cards. charge everything to your room on this. you feel like you're not spending money, but you are. >> reporter: we try to capture the full vacation experience, doing all the things you would do. >> harder than it looks. >> reporter: we do kayaking. >> hey, no fair! >> reporter: $20 for me, included for her. we go snorkeling. it'll cost me. included for lindsey. >> it's so pretty down there. >> reporter: we splurge at dinner. a fancy candlelight italian meal with lasagna and live music. ♪ >> reporter: they don't know we're not a couple. for three days, we geororge ourselves. >> i'll have the margarita
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pizza. >> i also will have the margarita pizza. >> reporter: identical food, drinks and activities. >> we just checked out. here are the final bills. time for the moment of reckoning. who got the better deal? >> i paid the all-inclusive rate. $1,996.80. for the all-inclusive. i. >> i paid as i went. $1,621.20. boom, i got the better deal. i win. >> reporter: that's right. even though i paid as i went, i saved $375. just think, for two people paying as you go, you could save a whopping $750. >> obviously, i'm not accepting it. >> it was a tough job. we reached out to the resort. they say many guests enjoy the simplicity of the all-inclusive. we were stuffed. we were not thirsty.
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trafc good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist k arkkari hal. lots of sunshine. we see a gorgeous start to the day, but when you step out the door, you'll notice it's very chilly out there. 40 degrees in livermore, oakland at 48 degrees, also 48 in san francisco. it will not be as windy today. winds at about 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout the afternoon and highs reaching the low 60s in los gatos. also seeing low 60s elsewhere and 62 degrees in the north bay today up to 66 degrees. we'll have more of this weather into the next few days. also some warmer air moving in before the weekend. let's see what's happening on the roads with anthony. >> things are pretty jam-packed right now. this is oakland 880 northbound getting over to the bay bridge, and you can see it's barely
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moving. folks heading out the door this morning, grab those shades. we have plenty of sunshine this morning. also an accident right before 680 southbound. in fact, 680 remains slow toward san ramon as well. remains slow head sbud ted into south bay. same goes for 285, slow in spots across san jose. a hijacking situation in cyprus is now over. the suspect was arrested and he is not expected to be linked to terrorism. and sanford has a new men's basketball coach. the school introduced jared hayes yesterday to replace johnny dawkins. at the top of our home page, you can learn about his plans to turn the team around. just in on a twitter feed, a key endorsement for ted cruz, a
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, they're still there for us. >> how you doing? >> would you believe one of the most-watched shows on television in 2016 was "friends"? why the show remains must-see tv. plus, serenity now. >> the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling. >> how modern meditation can be found in the palm of your hand. welcome to "full frontal," i am samantha bee. >> natalie goes one on one with the comedian breaking barriers and busting up the late-night boys' club. >> what is it like being a woman
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in the late nightclub? >> what is it like to be a questi female woman? >> today, tuesday, march 29th, 2016. ♪ >> my wife's 60th birthday. we're going to 60 cities and starting here in new york. hi there, good morning. it's 8:00 on tuesday, march 29, 2016. we've got a pretty spring day on the plaza. great spring break crowd. we're rolling along. starting to warm up a teeny bit. >> breezy, though. a loud crowd. coming up, tired of always making the same go to meal. you've got a great represent po
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>> freets. good morning, start off with the breaking news. hijacking of an egyptian air flight that ended with an arrest with hours of drama on the tarmac. nbc is covering the story from london. good morning. >> a man came on flight and said
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he had an explosive belt and divided this plane to cyprus. once on the ground, according to cyprus authorities, they said this was not the terrorism incident, but was a personal issue. the man wanted to speak to his estranged wife. early on, he let off most of the passengers from the plane. three foreigners remained on, and then as we said, just moments ago, a tweet from the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs saying it's over. after we saw imagines of someone coming out of the cockpit and down the stairs, and at this point, there is no information that anyone was physically harmed. all of the passengers are safe, as we understand it, and thes is spect has been arrested. natalie. >> all right, thank goodness a peaceful ending. historic trip to cuba, fidel castro has responded with a long letter, half century of u.s.
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aggression against the communist island nation. president obama did not meet with the 89-year-old former cuban leader on the trip, but did meet several times with rou with his brother raul castro. fidel critiqued obama's remarks and said, quote, we don't need the impyre empire to give us an presents. california will be the first state to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. it would gradually raise the $10 an hour minimum to $15 by 2022. the measure does allow some flexibility in case of a recession or budget problem. young basketball fan wasn't going to miss the chance to meet his favorite nba star. the boy rushed on to the court and hugged carmelo anthony during a game in new orleans on monday night. carmelo was shocked until he saw it was a child. the knicks lost. at least there was one amusing
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moment for the team to remember. carmelo anthony gets the great hug. >> you should see the shot when the kid walked back to mom. >> not happy. >> happened on the road. not a lot of people hugging the knicks these days. >> oh. >> sorry. now to some proof that "friends" will be there for you. the beloved sitcom's finale aired in 2004. 12 years later, ross, rachel, chandler, monica, pheobe is as popular as ever. hoda is here. >> "friends" made the debut in 1994 and instantly became must-see tv. now, it's available on netflix. the people tuning in now may surprise you. ♪ no one told you life was gonna be this way ♪ >> reporter: they were america's favorite friends, and we spent a decade getting to know that. >> look at me. i'm chandler. could i be wearing any more
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clothes? >> we were on a break. >> reporter: though it's been 12 years since fans have been able to see a new episode, that i have taken no such break. "friends" still draws 16 million weekly viewers in syndication. more than a million people watched every episode that aired this last week alone. >> it's about a sort of experience that, i think, a lot of us associate with a pre-internet age, which was just getting in a room with a bunch of people and hanging out with them face-to-face. >> reporter: it's those who have grown up with facebook friends who are diving in now. many watching on netflix, rumored to have paid around $120 million to stream the series. >> we've seen every episode and seen them probably hundreds of times. >> reporter: super fan sisters erica and mckenzie are 20 and 17. >> it's a nice way to wind down and chill out. >> it's like a hug. >> reporter: born after "friends" made its debut in 1994, they started watching a few years ago. >> the lack of cell phones and computers, that's the only thing
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that feels outdated. i kind of wish i was living at that time. the engagement picture, be sexy. do the sexy pose. >> people take pride in knowing about "friends," not just loving it. >> reporter: christy, a 26-year-old writer for "buzzfeed," says where of her popular posts and quizzes have been about "friends." >> people aren't tired of it. it really hits home with these overarcing themes and topics and story lines that a lot of people encounter and go through in their lives. >> reporter: even if for most, the circumstances are unrealistic. >> there are things about the show when you watch it now that are striking. the new york that was depicted on the show was a fantasy new york. >> was it ever explained how you afforded the apartment? i know this is something -- >> inherited. >> reporter: we can dream. that's exactly why so many of us still turn to our familiar friends. >> it was never accurate portrayal of actual life.
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i think for people watching it now, the fantasy element has taken on a larger feel. very emotional. people still have a strong connection to it. >> some 20 somethings were asked if they could recreate the phenomenon again. they said, there's no way to fit six people on a couch without a device. never work. >> we do it every day. >> until the commercial break. >> by the way, are you ready? >> i am so excited. i get to fill in with hoda today. >> are you ready? >> did you get your drink order? >> i did. >> se ye you in a bit. a 9-year-old who conquered an obstacle course designed by navy seals. it is causing controversy. we're watching up with the only woman in the late night comedy. why she said she's happy she didn't replace
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we're back. it's 8:13. almost 8:14. >> we all have children. so do you have a three second rule or a five second rule or more? >> ten second rule. >> ten second rule. >> we've been there for a half hour. >> food falls on the ground, three or five seconds. >> my floor is pretty clean. >> apparently that has grown from a three second rule to a ten second rule in some households. you need to consider this, before you pick it up, the amount of time it's left on the ground, it does matter. the surface it's dropped on, the type of food that's been dropped, because the risk of contamination increases when food has been left longer on the ground. if the surface is more prone to containing germs, like a carpet. so let's go through some scenarios. why are you laughing? >> do we need a sciencetiv iftiy
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for this. >> a clean kitchen floor? >> let's say you're sitting around the dinner table or lunch table, and your child drops a cheeroio, you wouldn't have him pick it up. >> maybe they've got more. >> let's say it's a piece of donut or a steak or something like that. >> boost their immune system. >> that's what some people think. >> you have no three second rule. >> no, we've got a dog at home. the food is gone. no. the hard surface, can you grab it quick and do it, but it falls into the carpet, you're grabbing all sorts of lint. >> e-coli, it doesn't matter, it jumps on the food and hangs on to it. >> ravoli. >> a milk shake?
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>> now to a story that has some parents angry, meet milla, 9 years old, completed a 24 hours race that was actually he designed by navy seals. she ran a total of 36 miles. >> what? >> she competed in hundreds of obstacles, you can see her training. she train lgs 18 to 20 hours a week. well, milla's dad christian said competing helped her deal with being bullied at school. >> wow. >> but some parents were upset, thinking the course is way too intense for such a young child. >> she's a pheonom. >> she got something out of it. >> my youngest is 9, and somebody told me one time you shouldn't have them run long distances because they're still developing. i don't know. i don't think i would do that. >> my kid won't even run to his room. nine miles. that's impressive. >> we should have american wowa
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edition. >> dating app, plenty of fish, found 80% have been ghosted. >> what does that mean. >> tell me what that is? >> i only know in terms of hallowe halloween. >> you start to talk to someone on a social app, and then all of a sudden, they drop you, like this. >> i love when you speak mel line -- melenial. >> they never call you. >> the text mail bag. >> exactly. >> so if someone blows you. >> don't you know? do you get an alert? matt lauer rejected me. >> i think it's in the app. all of a sudden, you're in the middle of chatting, and you think it's going well, and poof, they're gone. >> i don't think it's a new thing. you go on a date and the person
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never calls you again. they call it ghosting, but. >> he's not that into you. >> that's also known as my 20s. any way, go ahead. now to a celebrity relationship that actually never was, and melissa ethridge is doing something about brad pitt. carson. >> all right, guys, the internet was quite a buzz with what appeared to be a are are you new romance, jessica laund has been teasing, she has a newman in her life, even showing off an engagement ring. then what no one saw coming, john lovitz tweeted a caption, easter with my bunny. of course, they questioned the validity of the relationship. most of them believing it was a hoax, april fool's day around the corner. jessica took to instagram to settle the rumors once and for all. >> i know it's still the last week of march, but is this really is it too early to say
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april fool's. >> see wl, what you saw, she is launching her singing career, and john lovitz stars in it. it is indeed a hoax. sorry, john lovitz. the obamas participated in the festivities, of course, the last time they host the events. the first family of politics was a bit upstaged when the first family of music walked in, beyonce, j zee, and did the other 38,000 attendees. finally, melissa ethridge, she addressed old rumors around the identity of the biological father of her children. many believed it was brat pit. australian talk show, she said, quote, well, actually he was such a good friend of mine, we did consider it, and yet i looked and saw how badly he wanted children. i don't want to share this with
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someone who really wants children, because my children don't need another parent. they have two. my teenagers are now, could i have been like brad pitt. could i have been amazingly handsome. who did they choose? it was their friend, david crosby. he already had a family of his own. guys, that's your pop star for today. >> sounds like paul harvey, now you know. there you go, carson. thank you. mr. roker. >> page two, show you what we got going on. are you ready for cold air? yes, you are. guess what? the polar vortex split to two areas, one side is going to drop some cold air into here. that's right. early next week, temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average. the last day of the last frost will show up around april 30th. it's not that bad. don't worry. things will warm back up. .
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we're starting out with some chilly temperatures, too, especially in the north bay with some sunshine now. we're down to 37 degrees. but it's 50 degrees in san francisco. all of this sunshine will warm our temperatures up today, a little bit warmer than yesterday, 66 degrees can be expected today in the north bay, 62 in san francisco, and it won'ts as windy, 10 to 15 miles per hour. we'll see a high of 64 degrees in the peninsula as well as the south bay and the east bay 65 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. more of our start today spring forward series. >> in january, jenna bush hager set out to help us reach our fitness goals. she enlisted lots of help trying various workouts. this morning, she's exploring another way to improve your body and mind. medicati meditation. ♪ >> reporter: in a hectic world full of distractions, sometimes
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escape is hard to find. >> might be able to make out the blue sky above. >> reporter: i found it meditating. >> notice any sounds. there's the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling of the breath. >> reporter: who was this mystery guru? andy, co-founder of headspace, a meditation app that's been downloaded over 5 million times. >> you look at a setting like this and think, wow, so easy to meditate that. the truth is, you can meditate anywhere. in the middle of a busy city. doesn't really matter. >> reporter: think of headspace as uber meets mindfulness, bringing hundreds of hours worth of meditation exercises to the palm of our hand. some ten minutes long, narrated by andy himself. >> sit back, relax and be present in the world. i can do this when i arrive at work. you know, in the car, parking my
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car. or on the subway or the way to work. >> reporter: he was introduced to meditation at a young age, but his real journey began in college after tratragedy. >> i was standing with a group of friends, and a drunk driver came down the street. lost control of the car and crashed into the group. three months after that, my stepsister was run over in a car accident. she was cycling and a driver fell asleep at the wheel. those two things together created this sense of, there has to be more. >> reporter: he decided to become a buddhist monk. spending ten years in places like burma and nepal, moving on to teach meditation in russia and the uk. >> people come to the sessions and say, i feel inspired. what do i do when i go home? no one is there to hold my hand when i go home. >> reporter: from that, the idea of headspace was born. launched in 2012 and now riding a surge in popularity of all things mindful.
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nearly 18 million american adults and 927,000 children meditate. one market research figure estimated the meditation and mindfulness industry made close to $1 billion last year. but just what is mindfulness? >> the mindful s fufulness is a help us step out of the busyness and actually being present. we need a way to actually train the mind to be more present. that's what meditation is. >> reporter: studies have found that meditation may have tangible health benefits, from reducing high blood pressure and anxiety, to boosting the immune system and getting a better night's sleep. oprah credits meditation for her dramatic weight loss. >> so often, we go and eat because we're upset. or we're bored or frustrated. or there's something on our mind. if we have a mechanism and a tool that we can use, to actually be comfortable with that as it is and not need to go to the cookie jar, then, of course, we'll lose more weight as a result.
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>> here we go. >> reporter: one place uncovering the benefits, carnegie mellon university, where i volunteered my own brain for snapshots. >> we'll move to the functional scan. >> reporter: before heading off to meditate. >> focusing in on what's already here. >> reporter: an afternoon of mindfulness and it was back to the machine, where the results were clear. after a couple of hours meditating, activity was firing up in the parts of my brain that cope with stress. >> what we're seeing is mindfulness training seems to be increasingly coupling with these important stress management regions of the brain. >> reporter: if you're thinking you don't have the time to meditate all afternoon -- >> consistently, the research has shown it's more about frequency. it's not really about kind of the length of time. it's more about the quality of time. we pause for long enough, we experience happiness. happiness isn't out there. it's here in our mind. >> reporter: for "today", jenna
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bush hager, nbc news. >> if you want more tips on meditation, go to >> i'm fasci==topvo mountaiview ty coc good morning. 8:26 right now. i'm kris sanchez. tonight mountain view city council members will hold a study session on google's plan to remove 160 redwood trees. that would make way for state-of-the-art ofgs space along shoreline boulevard. about 100 of the trees are considered heritage trees because of the age and size so requiring moving them requires a permit. google says it will replant native trees in that same area that require less water, trees like oaks and cottonwoods. some experts say many of the redwoods are already in bad shape from four years of drought. city council is scheduled to hear public comment at 7:00 tonight. let's take a look at weather and traffic. we'll start with anthony slaughter.
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>> starting you off from dublin. we want to show you that traffic is now at a standstill on 580 westbound because of an accident right at the 680 connector. there you can see the backup goes all the way down to liveror more. keep in mind 580 is stop and go right now. should be cleared in a few minutes xs the accident just happened. 101 in san jose slow toward palo alto and thins out after palo alto. kris, back to you. >> thank you very much. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. have a great morning.
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we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 29th day of march, 2016. we've got a really nice, big crowd outside on the plaza. they're having a hard time holding on to their signs because the wind the whipping up. supposed to get really breezy by this afternoon. >> it is a little breezy. by the way, if you need help getting out the door in the morning, and who doesn't, we have something wild. we'll teach you a four-minute beauty routine to help you put
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your best face forward. plus, i got to go one on one with samantha bee, the only woman conquering late night. why she said she never wanted jon stewart's job and why she's happy where she is, doing what she's doing. >> she's hilarious. >> really funny. we were flexing our muscles in the kitchen. we'll show you easy they are to prepare. >> love them. al, you have a check of the weather. >> looking ahead toward today, we have wet weather making its way through the northern plains. a lot of snow through the rockies, inner mountain region, eastern two thirds of the country looking good with plenty of sunshine. tomorrow, we have the risk of storms from the gulf coast into the mid mississippi river valley. sunshine along the pacific northwest into southern california. sunny in the northeast. temperatures mild. then they will drop over the next 48 hours. that's what's going on around still really chilly out there as we start out the day
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and some sunshine taking a look at the outer sunset, not a cloud in the sky, we're at 50 degrees in san francisco, 40 degrees in livermore and 39 degrees in napa. highs today reaching the mid-60s for many spots but right at about 60 degrees on the immediate coast, half moon bay 60 deees, 68 in fairfield, oakland up to 65 degrees, also 65 today in danville. >> got a little girl trip going on. where are you from? >> michigan. >> nice to see you, ladies. >> nice to be here. >> don't forget, make sure you check out the "today" show on siriusxm, channel 108. stretching it out so we can show you more people. guys? >> al, thank you very much. now more of our women entertaining change series. we're highlighting people forging their own paths in the
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world of entertainment. >> natalie introduces us to the woman who is crashing the late night boys' club. >> i'm a huge fan of samantha bee. for 12 years, she was a correspondent on the "daily show" with jon stewart. now, she's breaking ground with her late night show on tbs called "full frontal with sam samantha bee." ♪ >> "full frontal" in swing. >> we did it. >> you did it. >> yup. we set out to create a show we'd want to watch. >> i am samantha bee, finally here in my studio for the very first time. >> reporter: 46-year-old samantha bee started hosting full frontal in april. >> if i drilled something at you, you'd flinch. >> reporter: unlike other late night shows, she's not behind a desk, and there are no guest or celebrity interviews. it's satire. >> this calls for a celebration.
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>> in your face title, right? >> that's what we meant it to be. >> welcome to "full frontal." >> enjoy performing the show for those 21 minutes. i am in heaven. >> there's no crisis. all hands on deck. >> reporter: late night has been dominated by men with few women. the staff is 50% female. from writers to co-executive producers. >> what is it like being a women in late night? >> how can i watch the show as a man? >> what is it like being a female woman? >> you have lots of women on your team. >> yup. >> does that give the show a more distinctive voice? >> i think it definitely has broadened the point of view. i think we've carved out our own space in late night already. >> this is it. this is our stage. very simple. >> we're full frontal right now. >> this is my little perch. >> i do think our show is different from the other shows. i think that it's a testament to
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the women and all kinds of people working on the show. >> reporter: bee was raised in toronto and performing with a comedy sketch troop when she got her break with jon stewart. >> burned in the usa. >> that had everything. >> it was amazing, incredible moment. >> i've done my job. >> reporter: bee was the correspondent on the show for 12 years before leaving last april. >> i imagined such a great relationship and support for you. >> yes, he gave me the platform with which to teach myself. watching him work was an amazing experience. >> did you think when jon stewart announced he was leaving the show, that maybe it'll be mine? >> no, i really didn't. i'm really amazed and gratified that it worked out the way that it did. this is better suited for me and the way i want to live my life. >> reporter: including spending more time with fellow daily show
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cast member, actor and producer, jones, and their three kids. >> i'm the questifemale mother female daughters. >> who thinks you're the funniest? >> they don't think i'm funny at all. i get the eggs in the morning, which is objectively true. >> reporter: while bee's gender does not define her show, as a woman, she is making her mark on late night. >> do you look forward to the day when you are not singled out as the only female late night host? >> i do, actually. i think that day is coming. i don't think it's that far away. i think that other shows will crop up very soon, and i do absolutely welcome that. i'm lonely here. >> you've forced me to do it. the show is over, folks. >> guys, the reviews on her show have all been amazing. people raving about her. it's a smart, funny, witty show, and very much political satire. in a year where there has been a
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lot of great comedy. >> lots of material. >> exactly. >> meanwhile, tomorrow on women entertaining change, we'll talk to lisa kudrow about what it is like to be a woman in hollywood. >> loving the series. thank you. coming up, four minutes to fabulous. the beauty routine you need in to your life to get out the door in a hurry. first, behave, our former boss is here. we'll talk to bob wright about his new book. this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now with a long-time friend of this show, our former boss bob wright. he also co-founded autism speaks, in an effort to help families like his own dealing with an autism diagnosis. bob refligt flects on it all in
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new book "the wright stuff." >> it's terrific to be here. i think one of the last times i was here, we had burrow and caesar arguing. >> i remember that. when i read portions of this book, it seems to me that what you seem to be the proudest of is the work you've done post nbc. >> well, that was something we did not intend to do. that came to us, autism, came to us and it was something we made a determination that we would tackle it. i had help from marcus, bill mire, andrew robertson, really fine people that said, we'll put this together and work hard on it. >> let's make sure people understand. when your grandson was diagnosed, christian -- >> he was 2 1/2. >> right. there wasn't a place to turn back then. people weren't talking about autism the way they talk about
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it today. partly, they talk about it today payo because of work you've done. how did you know where to turn? >> we couldn't believe it. the diagnosis took three or four days at colombia. i was on the board and it cost me $12,000. they said, i'm sorry, we really don't treat autism. we don't have any tools, and we don't have, quite frankly, any reimbursement from insurance. you really can't get treated here. you have to go out and find therapists. >> you're on your own, basically is what they were saying. >> you're on your own. >> i've known you a long time and your wife, susan, for a very long time. you call her your north star. >> right. >> can you describe -- i remember when christian was diagnosed. susan went on a mission. i mean that in the best possible way. >> yeah. >> what did having someone like her in those early days mean to this effort? >> oh, it was critical.
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couldn't have done it without her. she was the empathy, the face, the passion face, and went out and did all the work with andrew robertson to create this enormous amount of media about autism. she was the one that went to the schools, and she was the one that went to a lot of people, to really encourage them to get involved. >> help me with this controversy that's come up again in the last couple days, about autism and childhood vaccines. there is a film out now. wakefield is behind it, who has been discredited by scientistic studies, but has people asking the question, do childhood vaccines cause autism? as a man who has done so much to educate people, what is the definitive answer? >> there is no definitive answer but we have not been able to determine that autism is caused
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by vaccines. however, there are lots of issues having to do with the vaccine safety program that i got into very deeply with, you know, no agenda early on in autism. we propoise sed, along with a ss of doctors, changes that can be made. vaccine safety is a passive program. if it was an active program, it would be better for everybody. as far as the -- there's no tie, direct tie, to autism and -- but there is $100 million a year that the vaccine court pays out to people for damages with vaccines. not specifically autism. but a lot of them. there's always going to be an issue with vaccines. all vaccine s are same, and all people receiving them are different. >> i mentioned susan a second ago, your wife. in many ways, the book is a love letter to susan, who is now battling cancer. >> she has pancreatic cancer.
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october 29th was the worst day of my life, last october, 2015. she was diagnosed right here in new york with pancreatic cancer. it's stage four. has many, many -- most of the diagnoses are, it's metastasized. that gives you a life span, without chemo, of maybe three to five months, and with chemo, maybe a year or so. it's a terribly difficult thing. i'm now pouring myself into this because it's her. >> right. >> it's just very difficult. >> will you do me a favor and tell her we love her? >> i certainly will. >> and we're thinking of her. >> i will. >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> the book is called "the wright stuff." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ don't you just love it
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time for a beauty routine to get you out the door faster. style editor is here with the products you'll need to achieve a fabulous look in four minutes. good morning. >> good morning. >> no makeup on right now. >> zero makeup. >> you are naturally gorgeous. let's get four minutes on the clock and take it away. >> first, we'll start with a tinted moisture. i would look for one with an spf so add extra proprotection. chin, cheeks, nose, forehead and mush it in. it'll even out your skin tone. it's going to keep you looking fresh faced. >> okay. >> next up, concealer. i like a touch up pen. it's easy for accuracy. >> okay. you do concealer last? i wondered if you do it before the foundation. you're doing it last. you're dabbing it on. >> that way, i like to make a triangle under the deye. make sure you get blemishes or spots you need to cover.
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use your ring finger to mush it? >> why the ring finger? >> it's the weaker finger so it'll avoid causing wrinkles. >> bronzer. >> put it on your cheekbones, forehead and jaw line. >> not the all over thing? >> exactly. make a backwards three and blend it in well. >> at the hairline, the edge, not in the front part of the face. >> it'll contour a little bit. moving on, next, we have these eye shadow sticks. cover the entire lid like that. >> instead of doing a shadow in a crease, you're doing one-stop shopping here. >> it's easier than dealing with a million brushes. you're going to really cover the entire lid like that. take a darker color and get the outer edge. >> okay. >> see how this is a really pigmented color? >> yeah. >> use your finger again and mush it? >> smudging it in, okay. ring finger again. >> exactly.
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>> i'll let you do the other eye. >> exactly. >> are you going to do mascara, too? >> absolutely. you need mascara. i don't have time to curl the lashes. i'll show you what we're going to do. >> blend, blend, blend. >> before that, i love this trick. the nude eye liner. just on the water line. it's going to make you look so much more awake. mascara, look for a curved brush and literally roll it on to your lashes. >> okay. >> it'll really push them up and make them look super long. >> you don't do the squigg squiggling -- or people say shake it or whatever. >> i make a mascara face but roll up as you're doing it. >> the bottom lashes? >> sure, a little bit on the bottom lash. >> i don't know what the trend was. >> why not? >> okay. >> even if you do a dark color, put a little bit underneath your eye. >> yeah. i like a lot of gothy black
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makeup. >> yup. >> next. >> brows are often forgotten but they're important. they're going to help you look polished and finished. just like a simple brow to keep everything in place. >> you have a one-minute warning. >> oh, boy. >> will we get this done? >> i think so. filling in the brows. >> brushing and filling in in one stop. >> exactly. one minute left, i'll make sure i don't have makeup all over. >> you have lipstick to do. >> actually, it's one step. you're going to put this on your lips like that. really simple. big smile. see the apples of your sheik ch. just like that. mush it in and go upwards. >> 30 seconds, what's your hair secret? that takes me an hour.
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>> do it the night before. put it in one of these hair ties that doesn't make creases. >> ten seconds. >> taking off the robe. >> ready for work. before and after, you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> look at that. very, very impressive. you want to look at the step by step instructions and 31 additional tips to get out the door faster, check i'm impressive. the how-to for a restaurant-quality dish that's easier than you think to make at home. we're making muscles this morning. first, this is
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8:53. easier than you think. we're serving recipes that just sound hard to make. this is the author of "quick six fix." he has a recipe for muscles. good to zsee you. >> thank you. >> these aren't hard, right? >> they're not. >> potatoes resemble fries, have a hot pan in the oven at 400 degrees. olive oil. >> finger link potatoes. >> that's it. the key is having the pan hot for a nice sear on the potatoes. >> they go in the oven. we talk about them later. >> exactly. >> let's move around here and
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talk about the muscles part. you got the broth or the sauce going here. what's in there? >> garlic and butter. >> that's it? >> yeah. then we'll add in some white wine. parsl parsley. that's the basis for the broth for the muscles. >> good and hot. let's talk about the muscles. that are we looking for when we buy them? >> smell really fresh. if they smell off, ask your fishmonger, as well. if they're clean, saves you time in the kitchen. >> how do you clean them? >> run under cold water with something course, like a plasicr sponge. pretty good. >> those go in the boiling ba i broth? >> exactly. takes three to four minutes and that's it. >> perfect. seal that up. >> move over here. now, this is what you get. >> talk to me.
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look at these things. >> people order them in a restaurant all the time. it's easy. pretty much one of the easiest recipes in the book. >> guys? >> i love muscles. >> good to see how easy they are to make. >> these things literally open right up. if one doesn't open? >> chuck it. >> get rid of it. >> you do not want it. >> take them out of here and plate them up for me. >> okay. i like to serve them in a big bowl like this. >> the reason for that is when you dump them in, it's really important that you get a lot of the broth in there. >> yeah. hit it with fresh parsley, chopped garlic. you have the fingerling potatoes here. toss them in parmesan. >> you have to have great bread, right? >> we are dipping our bread as we speak. >> i'm going to do that as you speak. start to finish, this meal should take you how long to prepare?
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>> like six minutes prep, six minutes cleanup and ten minutes to make total, cooking time. >> you think it's difficult but it turns out easy and fills your entire home with the smell of that broth. this is really good. stewart -- >> thank you so much. >> -- thank you so much. for this and our recipes this week, head to back ai'm ..==too== new lloutn a a good tuesday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. a new fallout in the arrest of a suspected car thief forcibly detained by alameda county deputies after a high speed chase last year. surveillance video shows the deputies using batons and beetding the suspect during the arrest. the sheriff's office is now announced that a third deputy is on leave. investigators are looking into whether that deputy took a necklace from the suspect and
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used it to bribe witnesses to not report what happened during the arrest. attorneys representing the suspect are planning to file a civil suit today. alameda sheriff greg ahearn is also supposed to hold a news conference. right now, we have posted more information about this case along with the link to the unedited surveillance video. it looks more and more like niners quarterback colin kaepernick will stay put for the 2016 season. it's a pivotal week for his future. comcast sportsnet lay it's all out. look for the link on our twitter feed. talk about fashionable attire, force awakens jacket can now be yours from hans solo. click a link that will help a great cause also.
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this morning on "today's take," professional wrestler john cena and navy seal commander rorke denver show their trit. natalie and i go behind the scenes on "aladdin" on broadway. tamron has tips for spring break travel. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc"today's roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, hey, welcome to "today" on this tuesday, march 29th, 2016. i'm al, along with natalie, tamron. willie is off. our pal john cena -- >> i'll be with you guys for the day. >> days in a row.
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we hit the jackpot. >> we need a bigger table. >> we do. >> my man. >> natalie, your morning jam, "best i ever had." >> gavin degraw, who i adore. he is a cool guy. got to see him in concert and do a backstage with him once. >> cool. >> it's a fun song. >> it's a good, positive fun. >> absolutely. >> happy song. >> speaking of positive, we're so happy you're here, john. you are so busy. debe sid besides the movie career, you have a tv show coming out. >> aside from playing willie geist today, i have a show on fox, april 14th, 9:00 p.m., "american grit." 16 civilians will be led by four decorated military heros. the heros will act as mentors, passing on the knowledge they received through military training to guide the civilians on a path to try to get the most they can in a race for up to $1
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million prize. april 14th at 9:00 p.m. it's going to be a special event. i'm happy and fortunate to be part of it. >> there is a push to remind corporations to hire our vets because they do lead the military with these skills that are unmatched. >> not only that, we'll talk later on with one of the individuals with the skills, and he will say you get so much experience. there needs to be a transition. there needs to be some sort of passing on of the knowledge. this is a great vehicle. this show is a vehicle for that. >> you launched this other campaign called show your grit, as well. >> it's inspirational. the show caters to all walks of life. it's not just a super human, biggest, fastest, strongest show. t tabitha there is a mother of three and competed tough on the show. we launched #show your grit. through social, i want people -- they say that everyone you meet in life is going through a struggle you know nothing about. >> so true. >> i want to know the struggle. i want to know if you got out of surgery.
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if you challenge yourself to become more fit. or if you study something everyday. what drives now? what inspires you? to me, i have a post, a picture this morning, of a young man i met in detroit. amputee from a blast, he gave me his purple heart. i try my best to keep my composure. he was awarded a purple heart for his incident. >> yeah. >> this is what he got. he said, you inspired me through this. i want you to have this. >> what an honor. >> very safe place in my home. they asked me to bring it in today, and i would not. i don't want to risk it getting lost. >> right. >> the sergeant is an inspiration to me. people like him drive me. use the #show your grit. >> you have the biggest heart. we've always said that. i mean, i'm so glad somebody like you is perfect to do a show
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like that. >> i couldn't be more fortunate. wait until we talk to rorke later on. >> and we'll do an obstacle course. >> i'm worried what we'll do to your hashtag, show your grit. >> i love it. >> someone said you'll have us do a front flip roll in the show your grit obstacle. >> there are trips. we'll get you through it. it'll be all right. >> show your grit, hashtag. >> these are not the things you will see on hollywood game night, which is a fantastic show. >> show your grit there, too. showed my grit. >> you were on there. >> exactly. it was like girls day on hollywood game night. meredith vieira was there. julia styles. >> you played popped quiz. >> i'm not even going to set it up. you have to see it. >> let's see. >> natalie morales, my dear, who is older, dr. drew or dr. dre?
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>> dr. dre. >> look up, natalie. >> oh, no. >> natalie, kiddo, which was launched first, the sony playstation or the international space station. >> the international space station. >> there you go, girls. confidence. >> no, no, no. >> confidence. >> is it the international space station? >> better not spit at me. >> own version of what came first. >> what came first, "frazier" or "friends"? >> "frazier." >> "friends." >> "frazier," so you don't get popcorn. >> he said "friends." >> there you go.
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>> jumped the gun. >> what was the answer? >> "frazier." >> which came first, "achy break i cbrea breaky heart" or "total eclipse of the heart." >> "total eclipse of the heart." february 1983. the other, 1992. okay. what came first, ben affleck or matt damon. >> matt damon. >> in birth? >> birth. >> correct. >> that's right i'm correct. >> which one is it? >> i don't know. >> popcorn in the face. al didn't get any in his face. >> that was mature. "hollywood game night" airs this sunday on nbc at 10:00/9:00 central. >> yup. >> is this popcorn stale? >> it's big, bold and savory. >> better when you eat it. >> sorry, guys.
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>> you have to clean it up. he's not happy. jerry. sorry, guys. popcorn in the face game. >> political campaign, natalie started it. >> it's fine. >> he'll own it. >> that'll be the whole show, starting a fashion trend. don't touch the popcorn. >> there it is. >> this is my thing. you go to vegas and see all the slot machines, right? i'm always like, who is the one -- the person who feels like, i have to get off the plane and go to the slot machine. that or the people leaving vegas is like, i have one more shot. somebody won $1 million. they were at the jackpot, slot machines there in the las vegas airport and hit the jackpot. a local woman reportedly upon $733,000 tuesday. she was playing the wheel of fortune slot machine. >> which drives me -- we love pat and vanna. but you're in the airport,
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"wheel of fortune." it's all you hear at the airport. >> the funny thing, dylan dreyer told me last time she was in vegas, she was on her way out and played the slot machine. she left with a couple hundred bucks. >> won? >> last chance to enjoy. not like playing when you get off. >> when you're leaving. >> i'm playing the slot machine every time i -- >> have you ever won? >> not at a slot machine. >> i don't play them. >> i'm terrible at blackjack, whatever. >> $25 and i'm good. >> have fun and you're out. >> i'll play the slot machines from now on. >> how much did she put in to get $1 million out? >> probably put all five coins. >> study the strategy. >> go big or go home. >> speaking of going home -- >> this story, we talked about this, i think, last year. there was a home in jersey, right? >> yup. >> called it the spooky home.
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apparently, the home was -- or the family in the home, i should say, stalked by an anonymous letter. the person identified themselves as the watcher. >> beautiful. >> the watcher claimed his father had been, you know, stalking the home and the family for years and now he's taken on the family business. >> wasn't there a letter in the -- >> letter in the mailbox. the house, apparently, is back on the market for $1.2 million. the current owners, married couple, have three kids and bought the home in 2014 when we did the story. they refused to move in because of the eerie letters. they sued the family who lived in the house prior to them, because they said, you should have disclosed it. it should have been a part of the sale of the home. the couple claims one of the letters said, do you need to fill the house with young blood? once i know their names, i'll call to them and draw them to
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me. >> they're going to lose money on the house. >> well, that i have already -- they bought it for $1.4 million. they're only taking off $200,000 which, i mean -- >> the legal fees they've had to incur and sue that family. >> when you sue someone, you say, if i win, you'll pay my legal fees, as well. we don't know if they have a case at this point. the question is, would you buy the house? six bedroom, three and a half bathroo bathrooms. 25 miles west of new york city. would you buy the house? >> worth so much more than -- >> would you buy it? >> i have popcorn on my head, but i'd buy the place, sure. >> you could beat those people up. >> i'd socially send the watcher messages. you leave an envelope. hey, man, "american grit" is on. you're the watching. are you watching? >> best plug flipped in i've
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ever seen on the program. >> ah-ha! >> big, bold and savory. >> you still have residue -- >> you touched it. >> you slipped that one in. just like on a banana peel. >> i'm not looking for a house in jersey, but i would try to flip it and make it something like that. >> you'd go in as a businessman. >> if you had kids though, would you move in? >> i don't know. >> i don't think we've ever been able to -- police looked into it. i don't think they found out who this watchman is. >> they don't know if it's a hoax or real. they don't know. >> freaky. >> creepy, right? >> i would never. >> you did bring up this banana peel challenge. have you heard about it? the new internet sensation for the teenagers out there looking to do things that parents should be concerned about. >> don't try it at home, unless you're on carpet. >> slipping on a banana peel. are they really? it's the banana peel challenge. you see the teenagers testing it
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out. i've been told that john -- >> bananas are slippery. >> john wants to try it. >> i do. >> we do not condone this. >> all right. >> why are we showing it? >> i've lost. my plan was to peel the bananas and have the banana be fun, and i lost my own challenge. >> i'd glad you didn't demo it. if you fell, it would cause a seismic event here. >> that's one of the things, cover your arm in fire ants challenge. >> the other one, kids were getting sick with the cinnamon challenge. >> can't . we are seeing some sunshine all across the bay area, a live look at the golden gate bridge. beautiful start to the day, but make sure you have on a nice warm jacket. we are at 52 degrees in san francisco. while we do have 40s in spots like santa rhossa, napa, livermore and san jose, the
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highs today in the low to mid 60s 63 in san mateo and the castro today 61. in napa, expect a high of 66, and we'll be up to 64 degrees today in pleasanton. >> that's your local weather. up next, natalie and i discover a new world on the great white way. "aladd "a this is a vanilla bean. i see vanilla specks. a little crushed vanilla bean. twenty hundred vanilla specks. breyers has fresh cream, sugar and milk. breyers natural vanilla. milk and fresh cream... and only sustainably farmed vanilla. here's my ice cream dance. ever spin on your head? yeah... once. breyers. the good vanilla. we're proud to announce that our milk and cream come from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones. pepper discovers jimmy dean delights, made with real egg whites, lean cut meats, and whole grains.
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comes to life on broadway. >> before natalie and i hit center stage, goi got a backsta tour from james monroe. >> we have 150 light effects, 84 special effects in the show. all of our swords are real. >> man, if you get in a fight with somebody -- >> oh, no. we're all friends here. >> i was going to say. >> this is the one thing i'm jealous of. aladdin gets to sit in this seat. i'm out there sweating, and he rides in this. all these fabrics come from all over the world. >> the costumes are a melting pot of cultures. >> these are the pants the men wear in "friend like me." swarovski crystals. this, to me, is broadway. >> they designed this special number for al. >> is this my microphone? >> it is. >> just like the bob barker microphone. >> tell them what they've won. >> exactly. >> finger, shimmy, down and up,
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yes! ♪ friend like me >> yes. >> reporter: next was my turn. i had the fancier foot work. >> careful now. >> reporter: maybe it would help if i looked the part. >> i'm ready. i've got to nail it. you only get one shot on broadway. >> reporter: we each got words of wisdom from our teachers. >> what do you have to do, al? just be you. >> yes. >> you know you can do it. it's all we have to think about, right? >> okay. >> you've done it now. >> bam. ♪ it's a whole new world >> i'm nervous. perfect. >> rub the lamp. what's your wish? >> i get all my steps right. >> i wish i don't blow my line.
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>> we wish nobody throws tomatoes at us. ♪ never had a friend like me >> come? >> morales. >> i'm freaking out. >> look at you. >> reporter: we couldn't back out now. >> al, it's filling up. >> it is. >> it was show time. >> our announcer, mr. al roker. >> thank you, genie. what's behind curtain number one? >> brand-new washer and drier. >> turn all your laundry into 1,001 arabian whites. curtain two? >> the only ganache you needed to know. >> now curtain three. >> brand-new pyramid. >> you and king tut have something in tooting common. ♪ you ain't never had a friend like ♪ ♪ never had a friend like me wasn't he wonderful?
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genie! [ applause ] ♪ never, had a, friend like ♪ me [ applause ] >> reporter: three words to describe it. >> shining, shimmering, splendid. >> do you know what it means to have your names on top? it's always you. no understudy for al roker and natalie morales. >> it was a magical night. i was a little left shark in my steps. >> what did your son say? >> you were a little too slow, mom. >> you did great. >> special thanks to "aladdin." the whole cast and crew, they created these posters they all signed for us.
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so sweet. al, by the way, was updating for the west coast and couldn't share in this magical moment right now. >> wonderful experience. >> we had a great time. >> did he keep the suit? >> i don't think so. i think they'll repurpose that. he looked charming. coming up next, we were talking about it this morning. a navy seal commander is now commanding attention. he teamed up with john cena in their new reality show challenging some of the country's toughest men and women. women. well this a predicament. homestyle sounds good. but country style, not without it's charms. brown sugar hickory. who says no to hickory? single-serve vegetarian? sure! there are no rules here. no rules on aisle four! with 17 delicious flavors cooked according to our secret family recipe, bush's has the variety you can't resist. did you get a can of bush's beans? yes, yes i did. bush's beans. what's your favorite flavor?
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good tuesday morning. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. new fallout in the arrest of a suspected car thief forcibly detained by alameda deputies last year after a high-speed chase that ended in san francisco. surveillance video showing them beating the suspect during that arrest. the sheriff's office has now announced a third deputy is on leave. investigators are looking into whether that deputy took a necklace from the suspect and used it to bribe witnesses to not report what happened during the arrest. attorneys representing the suspecter planning to file a civil suit today, and alameda sheriff greg ahearn is also expected to hold a news conference. in mountainview, the city council will hold a study session on google's plans to
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remove 160 redwood ees. that would make way for a state of the art office space along shoreline boulevard. about 100 of the redwoods are considered heritage trees because of the age and size. removing them requires a permit. google wants to replant native trees in the same area. some tree experts say many of the redwards are already in bad shape of four years of drought. meantime the city council is expected to hold a hearing at 7:00 tonight. if you are getting outside right now, gra been a jacket. it's cold to start. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic after this break.
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good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have sunshine and chilly temperatures. it's still in the upper 40s in the north bay and south bay while we have 50s elsewhere. this afternoon up to 62 in san francisco, 64 in the peninsula and south bay. it won't be as windy today as we keep the sunshine, warmer temperatures in the forecast
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through the rest of the week. what's happening on the roads, anthony? >> oakland is still looking at slow traffic. this is 880 northbound. you can see it's starting to thin out a bit. traffic is moving here, but speeds are below 40 miles an hour still a slow go across parts of the east bay. slow think there and for the dumbarton bridge as well. and northbound and southbound there, because of the earlier accidents, and 101 in san jose stays slow all the way back towards the 280 interchange. back to you. that will do it for us right now. we'll be back in half an hour for more update. until then, back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines, the federal government is dropping its case against apple after previously ordering the company to help access the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. they have successfully gained access to the iphone and investigators had gotten a court order that compelled apple to write new software to disable the password protection. but now it's no longer needed. campbell soup will stop using a chemical by the middle of next year. it's a response that the commonly known chemical known as bpa raises the risk of cancer and brain problems. researchers say that they
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have taken a significant step toward developing a simple blood test for concussions which can be hard to detect. they took blood samples from hundreds of patients, treated at a florida hospital for for concussions and other non-brain injuries. they found in the head injury cases, two proteins normally found in brain cells had leaked into the blood. one protein was still detectable up to a week after the concussion. an erupting volcano that prompted the canlation of dozens -- cancellations of flights in alaska is settling down. the eruption from pavlof declined overnight. by monday morning, an ash cloud had stretched northeast more than 400 miles. earlier in the day alaska airlines cancelled 41 flights because of the ash. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> that is some ash. my gosh. wow. >> yes. >> anyway, let's show you what we have going on right now. we're watching this storm system make its way out of the west.
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and so it's going to bring snow across the rockies. moving into the plains. and as it does, we'll be looking at strong storms firing up tomorrow from kansas city, houston, new orleans, in fact we're talking about the risk of severe weather from des moines, omaha, oklahoma city, alexandria, down to just west of new orleans. we're talking 30 million folks at risk. isolated tornadoes and that will continue on thursday from alexandria, new orleans, on into the panhandle of florida. can't rule out an isolated tornado, but heavy downpours and a lot of wind out of this thing. look at the rainfall amounts. we could be looking at anywhere from three to four inches of rain from new orleans into atlanta but some folks could see rainfall it's dry in the bay area, with mostly sunny skies to start out the day. as we take a live look out at daly city, we are seeing once again quiet weather. it's 52 in san francisco. we've had a chilly start.
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and heading into the low to mid 60s today, up to 62 for the high in los gatos and palo alto at 64 degrees. 61 in the castro, and 66 in napa. mid 60s also in the east bay and tri-valley. our temperatures continue to warm through the rest of the week. and that is your latest weather. tamron? >> thanks. so "new york times" best selling author has run every phase of training for the navy s.e.a.l.s and load -- and led special forces missions. >> he's running a different show, and it features the toughest men and women competing in military grade and he serves as a mentor on the show. hosted by john cena. >> a pleasure to have you here, man. you are -- >> we're so proud. >> like a statue. never waver. amazing resolve.
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>> don't even address this clown. >> okay. the head game. >> keep it up, jim. >> starting to tire? >> i ain't going nowhere. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> it's burning. >> it's not burning at all. >> no, not me. him. >> oh. that's freaky, commander ward. good morning. how are you? >> good morning. >> this is called one of most intense competition challenges out there. so is that the goal going into production or -- >> no, it was the goal. it was the goal to have military theme and inspired challenges that would put civilians through what we have experienced in our military training. >> you are a mentor on the show. i got the best seat in the house. i can watch you guys do your thing. your new book, "worth dying for." it's like you take that men or thing role as well. comes out this tuesday -- april 8th. you're back at it with the book. but you use the same philosophy
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to send your message with this show and the book as well. explain it about the book. >> yeah, "worth dying for" is a perspective on a decade and a half of sustained combat and what lessons can we bring back that might translate the help inform the public and leadership and folks on how to move forward. >> you use the same philosophy in putting your mentor position in american grit where you got to put your team and divulge the knowledge that you have so they can function as a unit. explain that. >> leading s.e.a.l.s, you have a driven group of folks that all require different levels of motivation and that made it fun. >> what was your biggest challenge? >> figuring out a way to lead people differently. you know, i had one athlete that needed a very different set of leadership and mentorship from me than another athlete. i had to balance that. >> what was your biggest reward? >> seeing them buy into each other and take care of one
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another. i felt if they worked together as a team and took care of one another, the results would be what they would be. they delivered. >> april 14th, people watching "american grit" on fox, what do you want them to take away from this? >> what makes this country great is our toughness and the things that we use on the battlefield, it's the grit, it's the toughness that we bring to that fight. if we can import that or give that to the rest of the folks it will be time well spent. >> speaking of grit, ladies, we have a grid set up for you. make your way to starting line. >> yeah. we had to put on sneakers. >> what's the deal? >> the obstacle course, the hardest ever assembled. you will army crawl on the mats. >> what's an army crawl? i'll do. >> i watch that shoulder, you're injured. you can use your knees for the army crawl? >> yeah.
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then you're going to walk along that highly suspended balance beam. and the final task will be a bean bag toss. if you complete that -- >> what does that teach us about army grit? >> come back to touch the flag and claim the prize. >> all right. >> ready? >> go! ♪ good ♪ >> now it's the bean bag toss. who will be the first? she's killing it. and -- ♪ america >> so the winner -- >> tamron hall. >> who's going to pay for the dry clean? >> thank you so much. it's a great show. "american grit" premieres april 14th. >> there it is. >> usa! >> tamron has travel tips.
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>> yeah, from --really, going from grit to first class. thank you, we love this show, john cena. thank you. >> only in america. the citi double cash® card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases.
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lifestyle expert and founder of lady and the blog, to help us explore some of the latest and greatest things to make our travel much easier. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you put together items for us, as i mentioned. been on the road a lot and there is nothing worse than trying to stuff everything. if i had a kid, i'd pit the kid on top of the suitcase and try to close it. let's start with the clothing. beauty, as well. >> some of the tools i like to bring along are a mini steamer because i tend to travel with a lot of delegateicatedelicates. >> right. >> mini flat iron. dry shampoo and heat goes a long way. >> steamer, do we need to pack one when most hotels have an iron? >> i don't like -- even the sound, the screeching sound of
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me opening the table board. i can handle my silks and everything. i don't have an iron in my house. i only use steamers. that works for me. >> the flat iron here, which this one is awesome, you looked and explored travel irons. i'm testing out one lately. we'll talk about it later. you actually are able to unplug it with you. >> amazing. >> size matters. where do you wapack this? >> comes with the top, to keep it -- for the heat. >> good to go. >> put it to the side. i keep my clothing neutral. if i need to rewe-wear the shir no one can tell you have the black shirt on twice. >> i swear by this. we were away for 14 days covering the campaign. i only took neutral clothes. >> i do this a was es well. >> wore them over and over.
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>> use delicates containers to keep them separate. i love makeup sticks. foundation, lip, cheek and eye makeup. if you're a powder girl, bring it along. i suggest two cotton rounds for added protection. if it breaks, don't worry about it getting over your stuff. here's a representation of all the products i use in my house. what i like to do when i travel is i buy everything i need again. i keep it in a compartment, travel compartment, and they travel with me. this is from wish beauty. so great. it has suction cups, place for your brushes, a mirror that lights up. >> this is what i live by when i was on the campaign trail. i got into a conversation with another woman who travels. we were commiserating over the bad light in every hotel you stay in. this mirror, because i do my own makeup, saved me.
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i love this. >> i love this. if you don't want to rebuy everything you own, stowaway cosmetics have kits on their site. it's a full face. choose your color and you can purchase the kit. >> real quick, the last thing. >> celebrities like lady gaga and chrissy teigen do face masks when traveling. no water needed for your makeup remover for nails or face. >> okay. >> if you want a microdermabrasion, use this. >> sadly, we're out of time. the plane is delayed. we havish she issues. the perfect elevator pitch to climb t
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"quit your day job," following entrepreneurs working with investors to get the ideas. randi zuckerberg is one of the private investors. good to see you. >> i'm excited for our show. >> you have these investors on the show. unlike other shows, you don't fight? >> that's right. we're all strong minded but we have to agree to invest unanimously. all in or all out. >> elevator pitch is very big. >> it is. >> we have an elevator here. what's crucial in an elevator pitch? >> first, you can fit one or two points in. i don't want someone all over the place. i want data. i want stats. i don't want emotions. like i'm working really hard. i deserve this. i want real stats. i want the entrepreneur to sell me on both their industry and on them. >> in fact, squeezing in for an elevator pitch. >> i'm? >> you're the founder of lime green skin care. you have 15 seconds, go.
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>> hi, i'm the founder of lawn green. with one of our all natural, multi-use skin care products you can shampoo and moisturize hair, gently wash your face and body. men, women, whole family uses it. can we schedule a time to demo our full line of products? >> that's great. a few things i liked ability tha -- about that. you got into it and asked for a follow up. one thing i would have loved to include, where i can find you on social media for more information. >> okay. >> maybe one tidbit about why you. you sold me on the skin care. why you as an entrepreneur? we have one other entrepreneur. great job. >> thank you, guys. >> let's bring in the next one. >> delicious. >> popsicles here. >> real tight elevator. >> 15 seconds. >> let me introduce you to all natural pops low sugar, big
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flavor. at most, 50 calories. less sugar than an apple and contains nutrients. lick to live well. >> love the title. >> one thing that was great, you showed me how it differentiated from other products on the mark etc. this is a crowded market. i would have loved for you to talk about how we can follow up with you if we wanted more information. >> he had time. >> could have included that. >> this is great. can i have one? >> please. >> very tasty. >> cheers. >> usually i avoid people in elevators. >> can't now. randi, thank you so much. to our entrepreneurs, "quit your day job" tomorrow night 10:00/9:00 central on oxygen. we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> big, bold and savory. >> look who is your fill-? >> already on the glass. >> we have tony robbins. elvis duran has a singer. >> keep going. >> other thingios you don't hav to worry about. >> i don't have to participate. we don't have any notes. >> good job, savannah. >> all right. all coming up after your local news. >> allergen hot spots in your home, b (scal): good day, m'lady!
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i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam! see what spam can! do... at after such a chilly start, our temperatures will be warming up today, and it will be a touch warmer than yesterday, making it up to 64 degrees in the peninsula and the south bay, as well as the tri-valley. up to 66 in the north bay, and
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san francisco 62 degrees. our winds calming down. we'll be about 10 to 15 miles an hour throughout the day, and our warming trend continues for the rest of the workweek. we'll have some 70s by the weekend. let's check in within anito see what's happening on the roadway. traffic is starting to thin out, but in the south bay still dealing with some slowdowns in sunnyvale. things improve once you get past palo alto, at least 101 does. still dealing with some slowing through 580 over towards 880, and as you head toward the bay bridge approach, not all that bad. in fact metering lights are off. a hijacking and hostage situation in cyprus is over. it's not believed to be tied to terrorism. on our facebook page is some individual ko of dramatic ecapes by some of the hostages. stanford has a new basketball coach. he was introduced yesterday to
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replace johnny dawkins, you can learn about his plan to turn the team around, and just in on our twitter feed, a key endorsement for ted cruz. more news coming up in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, yes. it is booze day tuesday, march the 29th. that only means one thing. savannah guthrie is filling isn't. >> i'm so excited. >> just for a second before we start, don't you feel a little teeny bit liberated? >> i feel liberated but i feel nervous because on the 7:00 to 9:00 hour for the "today" show, you have the producer in your ear, you've been studying since 3:00 in the morning. needless to say i haven't had a glass of wine. now i'm here, you just gave


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