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>> we love you. happy valentine's day. >> we love you. we will see you in half an hour for our next local news update. good morning. good morning. red, white and gold. >> double twist 1260. >> shaun white delivers the run of a lifetime to become olympic champion for a record third time. >> it's the return of the king in the men's half pike. >> his goal doesn't come without controversy. we'll talk to him live. brutal conditions, strong winds force olympic park to close and several events are postponed, including mikaela shiffrin's debut of the slopes. >> oh, we want to race. >> as nasty falls and frightening crashes leave their mark on these games.
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>> oh! sealed with a kiss. married u.s. figure skaters alexa and chris kimerim spend their valentine's day competing on the world's biggest stage. >> this is such a blessing to be here and be able to skate and show the world how much we love to skate and how we skate with each other. >> we'll take you inside their epic love story as they get had set to skate again tonight. those stories, plus one soldier's dramatic run for freedom. our exclusive moment by moment account as we visit the dmz. the u.s. women's hockey team crushes its winter counterparts and prepares to face off against canada later today. and the next generation of golf, the baby announcement from michael phelps that has the swimming icon making a big splash during these winter olympics. today, wednesday, february 14th, 2018.
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♪ >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from pyeongchang, south korea. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's evening in pyeongchang and what an evening it is. fireworks over medal plaza as athletes who competed today are receiving those medals, having their moments. and had this is our plaza, this is our little spot, our piece of the universe and the some team usa athletes are right here. >> you are so right. by the way, we have a humongous crowd on our plaza along with those great athletes. 9:00 here in pyeongchang. part of the reason there's such a huge crowd is they've had such terrible windy conditions here, they actually had to shut down this park. they reopened it recently and
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all the crowds have just filed in and they're all right behind us. it's -- it's awesome. >> it is. it's incredible. the wind has been the story today and it's not just a bad hair day. it's actually impacted several events up in the mountains. and overnight, they arrived here on the coastal complex. in fact, officials briefly cleared this place out as a precaution. we're going to have more on those winds in a moment, but let's begin with snowboarder shaun white, golden once again cementing his place as one of team usa's greatest olympians ever. but there is some controversy to tell you about. craig is here with all the action from today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you said it. it is all about shaun white after finishing one spot off the podium years ago and suffering that brutal injury last fall. he clawed his way back to the top, winning gold in a spectacular display of skill. >> shaun white takes the gold!
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>> snowboarder shaun white grabbing gold in the men's half pipe, shredding the competition and flying high into the history books. it's his record third medal in the event and coincidentally the overall 100 olympic gold for usa. after a strong first run for white -- >> wow! giant front side 1440 on the first hit. >> -- a surprising stumble during his second try. >> ands goes down on the double 12. >> dropped him into second place heading into his final run. >> shaun white has it. we just have to see him put it down. >> that's when the 31-year-old who finished a disappointing fourth in sochi showed what champions are made of. >> frontside 12, perfect. that is the run he needed and he put it down. >> reporter: throwing down back to back 1440s to narrowly pull out a gold medal victory. >> and the score is in. it's the return of the king in
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the men's half pipe. >> man, what can i say? this is my fourth olympics, three golds. >> the moment in and out without controversy with headlines surrounding a lawsuit accusing the the snowboarder of sexual harassment. the former drummer in white's rock band, bad things, says white harassed her, sent sexually explicit texts and says white refused to pay her. after his big win, he was asked if that incident would tarnish his legacy. >> you know, i'm honestly here to talk about the olympics, not gossip. and i'm proud of who i am and my friends, you know, love me and vouch for me and i -- i think that stands on its own. >> from the slopes to the ice where it was a great day for the u.s. women's hockey team, clobbering their russian competitors 5-0. >> fired, they score!
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the champ gets it home. >> reporter: team usa now looking for revenge today when they play canada after that heartbreaking gold medals loss to their starch rival necessary sochi. while in figure skating, it's a valentine's day love story for husband and wife figure skating team chris and alexa kinerim. >> they have been living out the moment they have been working there entire lives for. >> helping the usa team take the bronze model monday, the couple ending their routine with a kiss. they head into the long program in 14th place, but still consider themselves winners. >> this is a gift for us and, you know, mistakes today, they are totally irrelevant because if you look at the big picture, this is -- this is amazing. >> and she said she's going to be my valentine, so things are working out great today. >> yeah. >> reporter: how about that? as for the medal count, it is a tight race right now between germany, the netherlands, norway
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and canada. team usa is in fifth. meanwhile, on the olympic schedule later today, pairs figure skating.wraps up with the free skate. weather permitting with, the women's giant slalom and men's downhill is set to be held today and the men's skeleton competition will also get under way. savannah, hoda, back to you. >> lots the to look forward to. shaun white will be here live in just a few minutes. >> yeah. he's making his way down the mountain. mow to the high winds impacting things both here in olympic park and up in the mountains. we're going to get to al in just a minute with his forecast. but first, nbc's kier simmons has the latest. >> hey, hoda, good morning. this is what they call the call after the storm. the spectators are back. but olympic park here's was evacuated as high winds caused real danger. winds blowing over tents causing damage and danger and knocking down barriers, some right
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outside our set. officials closing down all the stores here in the olympic park. the park was je just reopened, but the high winds have been a constant issue at these games. four events were canceled and delayed today. i was at the highly anticipated women's slalom race. everyone was wait to go watch mikaela shiffrin. it was delayed four times and finally rescheduled to friday. so more pressure for mikaela. meanwhile, drama for us. all day we've been getting messages on our cell phones warning of these high winds. my friend, al roker can tell us whether we'll have more of this in the days to come. >> as a matter of fact, we talked about this yesterday. this was going be a problem. here is what's going on. we're talking about this big, strong high pressure system generating a difference in pressure gradient between that high and low pressure making its way across. the strongest wind gusts, 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts late tonight on into tomorrow. the winds will start to die
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down, but then thursday morning we're going to see those winds increase again and then finally decrease late in the day thursday. but may pick up again on friday when there are more mountain events scheduled. so we're going to be watching this. this is going to be a situation we have over the next 48 to 72 hours. winds die down and then pick back up again. going to cause havoc with this schedule. hoda da. >> al, thanks. we're going t something else that is getting a lot of attention here at the olympics. we're talking about the frightening crashes like the one we saw on tuesday involving american luger emily sweeney. nbc's stephanie gosk is up at the sliding center with that story. hey, stef. >> hey, hoda, good morning. there's one undeniable truth about olympic sport and that is that the winter events are, by far, the fastest and the athletes fly further. today we had several reminders.
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>> 16-year-old tasuka was lighting up on the half pipe when he did something every snowboarder fears. >> oh, my goodness. >> coming off a big trick, his board caught the lip of the course and came crashing down. for a few very scary moments, the teenager lay on the snow not moving. >> really got hammered right there. >> then tatsuka sat up before being pulled away on a stretcher. the latest report says he was not seriously injured. tatsuka is just the latest to take a spill. >> whoa! >> snowboarders and skiers have been battling the elements over the last couple of days and in some cases losing. >> oh! >> for lugers, the challenge may be the track itself. last night, a collective inhale from the crowd when emily sweeney lost control and slammed into the track. >> that is a hard hit! >> that was a scary moment, wasn't it? >> it was horrific. you know, we were standing next to emily's parents and, you know, they stopped breathing for
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five minutes. >> fellow luger tucker west and his dad were in the stands, relieved when sweeney got up and seemed okay. >> a little shaky right now. but i know i caught a good amount of air. >> sweeney thankfully walked away with no broken bones. >> this is always our biggest fear. fortunately it rarely, rarely happens like it did last night. >> sweeney's run started going wrong on surf nine, a deceptively dangerous part of the course that has tripped up slider after slider. >> big skid out of there. >> german's felix loch was supposed the to lock up the gold. >> out of turn nine, that's here one part of the track you are fought allowed to do a mistake. >> the curve forces sleds to the right when they need to get to the left. instead of the track, lugers find a wall, which is exactly what happened to tucker. >> it makes for a terrifying run. your heart is beating because you have no idea what is goinging to happen. >> that is, after all, what
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makes his sport and many others in this winter olympics so much fun to watch. >> reporter: the other thing that makes the luge tough is this cold weather. the rails on the sled have a hard time digging into that hard ice. i asked tucker if he thought that the track itself was dangerous. he said no, he doesn't think that it's dangerous adding that this is the olympics. it's supposed to be a challenge. guys, back to you. >> yeah, that it is. all right, stef, thank you. a lot more to get to this morning, including the developing story out of washington. a long time attorney for president trump has told nbc news he paid a woman who claimed to have an affair with mr. trump. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house with details on that. hi, peter. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. you really can't make this stuff up. that attorney is present, his personal lawyer, saying he paid more than $100,000 of his own money to porn star storm daniels. why did he do it for president trump? telling nbc news just because something isn't true doesn't
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mean that it can't cause you harm or damage adding, i will always protect mr. trump. this morning, the latest bombshell to hit the white house, president trump's personal lawyer, michael cohen, now admitting that in 2016 he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to adult film star stormy daniels, daniels, whose real name is stephanie clifford, claims she had a sexual encounter with mr. trump more than a decade ago. in a statement, cohen writes neither the trump organization nor the trump campaign was a party on the action and neither reimbursed me for the payment either directly or indirectly. cohen adding the payment to miss clifford was lawful and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone. last month, "the wall street journal" reported cohen made the payment prior to the 2016 election in exchange for clifford's silence about the alleged sexual encounter.
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both cohen and the white house repeatedly denied any sexual encounter. clifford has publicly refused to answer questions about whether she had a sexual encounter with mr. trump with, recently sitting down with jimmy kimmel. meanwhile, president trump again ignoring persistent questions about the issues still engulfing his white house. it comes as fbi director christopher wray stunned washington contradicting the white house's timeline of events that led to rob porter's resignation. wray testified that the white house was warned concerning porter's background the months before his resignation and a completed background investigation in late july before receiving requests for a follow-up. >> we did the follow-up and provided that information in november. then we administratively closed the file in january. >> that testimony appearing at odds with what the white house
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has said for days, that the vetting process for porter, who denies the allegations of domestic abuse, wasn't finished. >> his background investigation was ongoing. he was operating on an interim security clearance. >> it was ongoing, hadn't been completed. >> aides on tuesday offering another new explanation, insisting the white house personnel security office hadn't completed its review. >> they had not made a final recommendation for adjudication to the white house because the process was still ongoing when rob porter resigned. >> but a day earlier, sarah sanders says the fbi is responsible for the background check process. >> this is a process that isn't -- doesn't operate within the white house. it's handled by our law enforcement and intelligence community. >> this morning here at the white house, a lot of rumblings about chief of staff john kelly's status. the white house says president trump still has confidence in kelly, but in yet another contradiction when asked about the porter situation, kelly told "the wall street journal" everything was done right, but
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remember just days ago, vice president mike pence told lester that the white house could have handled it the better. savannah and hoda. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. one climberer died on tuesday after falling at least 700 feet on oregon's mt. hood. six other climbers were stranded after conditions turned treacherous near the mountain's peak. the oregon national guard scrambling a black hawk helicopter for a complex rescue mission more than 10,000 feet up. by the night's end, the six climbers were escorted safely off the mountain. one of them is recovering from a nonlife threatening injury. 7:16. let us turn to mr. roker. weather is a big story here at the olympics. >> it sure is and back home we're looking at some weather, too, to talk about. wet weather making its way through the southeast and into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast, as with well. in fact, potential flood corridor over the next several days which is watching storm after storm after storm into next week.
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five, six, seven storms move through. by the time it's all over, we could be looking at a widespread area of 7 inches of rain from central texas all the way into the ohio and mississippi river valleys. and lesser amounts of 1 to 2 inches as you get into the northeast. we're going to be watching that extremely closely. we'll get into your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ng up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a few clouds moving across the south bay, although we've seen some mostly clear skies in other parts of the bay
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area. in the north bay right now just one degree above freezing. it is a cold start, but then as we go through the day our highs reaching into the mid to upper 50s for some of the coastal areas and into the north bay. low 60s inland, napa today 60 degrees and 63 degrees in san jose. livermore, we are looking at a high today of 61 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, we're going to be talking about a possible big snowstorm along the east coast. >> why do you look happy? >> the east coast of the u.s.? >> yes. not here. >> all right, al roker, thanks. coming up, much more on shaun white's road to an historic third gold medal. he'll be here live to tell us all about that. and we'll take you to the dmz where we were given an exclusive moment-by-moment account of one north korean soldier's headline-making bid for freedom. you probably remember those videos. we retrace his steps. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the man and woman accused a very good morning to you, it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia. the man and woman accused in the death of a woman found on a road jewett side livermore are expected to be a raund today. authorities say daniel cross and melissa lean nard do attacked liz cuesta on monday and left her for dead. she attended high school in san jose along with san jose city college before she moved to tracy in october. police say she was attacked and dumped near tesla road. she called to -- for help along the roadside. police say she named her attackers just before she died. let's switch gears, get a look at the forecast for this valentine's day, kari. >> it starts out with some clouds as we take a live look outside in san jose, also some cool temperatures and it will be
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slightly cooler today compared to yesterday with a high of 63 did eggs in san jose, also 63 in dock could cord and oakland 58 and 56 degrees in san francisco. breezy winds but we will get more sun as we go into this afternoon and also the next several days with our temperatures remaining near normal for this time of year. we will also be tracking a slight chance of rain on monday with some much cooler temperatures to follow, especially for the inland areas, we will be dropping back into the upper 30s by the beginning of next week. let's see what the roads -- what's happening on the roads. look at that, that crunch. yeah, this is just off of 880 northbound at 66. the front and rear of that car are damaged and it's a distraction. this is right by the coliseum. out of lanes at 66 north, 880 slows towards that distraction. look at all over the bay hour he looking great for a wednesday. slow across the bridges westbound and 280 northbound at
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♪ and welcome back, everybody. take a and welcome back. take a look at olympic action going on tonight here in pyeongchang. a great save for the u.s. men's hockey team. during they debut against slovenia. >> so much good action. right to a check of the headlines here and around the world. >> it will come down to the final run of the competition. >> golden comeback. >> shaun white. one more hit. will it be enough? front side 12. perfect. that is the run that he needed and he put it down. >> an emotional shaun white wins the half pipe on final stunning run to bring home record setting
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third gold metal and avenge a disappointing loss four years ago. >> it's the return of the king in the mens half pipe. white is the new gold. >> fire by -- score. >> while on the ice. u.s. women's hockey team crushes russian competitor setting up a dramatic showdown against rival canada. under pressure. israeli prime minster benjamin netanyahu facing calls for resignation after being indicted on charges of corruption and bribery. israeli leader is refusing to step down saying he will be vindicated. deadly accident. pro golfer bill haas seriously injured in a fatal accident in los angeles that also included actor luke wilson. both are expected to recover. police investigating the cause behind the collision. air scare. dramatic video captures a jet engine rattling away after cover ripped apart in midair. on a flight from san francisco
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to hawaii. thankfully everyone landed safely. win like flynn. >> best in show. >> the westminister kennel club crowns flynn its top dog to win best in show. >> flynn jumped right up there. he knows where is he needs to be. >> today, wednesday, february 14, 2018. today's olympic start is sponsored by foldiers. folgers. proud sponsor of team usa. >> we're going to start this half hour with today's olympic start. when we are going to start this half hour. when it comes to olympic hockey, no rivalry quite like the one between team usa and team canada. >> it is on. you will see it unfold tonight. kate snow getting ready for the big matchup. >> this rivalry goes way back. we're talking about women's hockey, a team hasn't beat the canadians at the olympics since 1998. 20 years ago when women's hockey debuted at the olympics.
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tonight's game is still part of the preliminary rounds. could foreshadow what's to come. canada and u.s. always end up facing off for the gold. >> reporter: the u.s. women are on a roll. crushing the olympic athletes from russia team tuesday. jocelyn scoring two goals within just six seconds. the quickest back to back goals scored by the same player ever in olympic history. the goalie's debut ending in 5-0 shut youth. >> happy with the way we played tonight. >> canada is undefeated too. >> of course they're a great team. great rivalry with them. have to bring energy and get shots to the net and play great defense. >> the history is painful. in the final game canada won for the gold 3-2 in overtime in
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sochi. >> sochi, you described as a heart break. you came home with silver, isn't too shabby. >> yes. >> but you lost to canada. >> talked about it with star hillary knight before she headed to pyeongchang for my digital show. >> you always have to pick yourself back up. there's another day. for me, it took me a while. that was tough. all of the other people that go into that journey and fall short of what we really want ed to bring back. >> known as fighters. unless they got paid the same as the men's team. >> it's no, you guys are going to play. we said no, we're really not. they were trying to fill a team and we reached out to almost every hockey player. u.s. born hockey player. and everyone said no. >> is it even now. >> we're getting there. we're getting there. >> their families will fill the stands tonight. from minnesota cheering for their daughter hana. their sister who was adopted plays for the korean unified team. >> just like an unbelievable
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experience for us. and we just are trying to live it minute by minute, moment by moment. >> tonight against canada, u.s. goalies still sporting their statute of liberty face masks. some questioned if the masks broke athlete rules against making political statements. international olympic committee said game on. these players are ready. >> we're playing best hockey right now. feeling our best right now. mentally and physically ready to go. you have to be. we're at the olympic games. >> i checked in with the women a little earlier. had a down day. just watching teammates on the tv. hana did go to korean women's hockey game for a while to watch her sister play. i think the family is back there. >> they just show up in the crowd. >> i love it. >> we're all going to be watching tonight. >> let's go over to al. get another check of the weather. all right. as we show you what's happening.
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looking ahead towards next week. we could have an interesting little situation developing saturday into sunday. low pressure in the atlantic. rain changing to snow. makes its way to northeast saturday night. stretching from washington into new york. boston, early sunday. right along the coast. rain snow line going to set up. going to be interesting. generally looking at maybe three inches of snow. storm track will determine whether we get more rain than snow. depending where it's further offshore. watching this very closely as we head into the weekend. we are going to have another nice day after a chilly start, but our temperatures will be slightly cooler than yesterday and we will have some gusty winds. expect a mix of sun and clouds. san francisco reaching 56 degrees and 60 today in napa, 63 in concord, also 63 in san jose. livermore up to 61 degrees. we will see some more 50s and
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60s for the rest of the week. more clouds on sunday and i will be tracking a chance of rain in the forecast early next week moving in on monday. and that is your latest weather. joined now by members of the free style and cross country ski teams. we've got free style skiers, we've got we've also got drew ana drew. tyler cornfield. good to see you guys. thanks for being here. thanks for everything you guys are doing. devin, you won a metal. silver in sochi. you're back now. more pressure as you come into these games? >> definitely. you have more pressure to metal again, but, again, no one can take that metal away. luckily this time, i'm going for two events so two podium shots. fingers crossed. >>carolyn, this is your first time.
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what have you heard from your fellow teammates to get you ready. >> just keep having fun. it's all it's about. at the end of the day, if you're having fun, that's all that matters. >> and tyler is a cross country skier. when you're doing that, what are you thinking about. your event lasts for a while. >> you try not to think as much as you can. two hour race. there's a lot going through your mind. you just try to push harder the next tail and hope the guys behind you don't catch you. >> we're going to be watching you guys. we wish you all the best. have a great time. just enjoy it. >> of course. >> guys, back to you. still ahead, our exclusive moment by moment account of north korean soldiers dramatic defection. we visit dnc. look over here just to our left. icon of snowboarding, how the five time olympian has done it again. we've got shaun white in the house. and kelly clarks in the house. >>, and, of course, happy baby
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and we are back with shaun whit wee' are back with shaun white's golden moment. >> he came into these games with something to prove. he did not disappoint. he turned an epic final run in the half pipe to become the first american male to win gold at three separate winter games. shaun white, welcome. congratulations. >> thank you so much. watching that footage is heavy. thank you so much. >> talk about records. okay. the most decorated snowboarder. secondly, you hit number 100 in gold metals for the united states. >> i heard.
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amazing. >> i was there when you came down that hill. and you knew you had gold and your family was there. you exploded into tears. they exploded into tears. just walk us through what that moment was like when you knew you had secured the gold. >> the weight in landing my run to getting my score felt like a lifetime. i'm just sitting there like please be my moment. i gave it my all. put down that run. so incredible. a great feeling. the score hit and i was just crippled with overwhelming joy and happiness and the fact that like it's such a long journey to get to this point. sochi, i try to brush it off like it didn't bother me. it was devastating. i had to find the love for the sport again. really dug deep and ups and downs and this awful injury. you are probably aware of in new zealand. really tested my strength of how bad i wanted this win. to show up and deliver that run,
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my heart was truly in itself. >> your mom said she never saw you cry like that. as you did today. >> yes. it hit hard. i was just so besides myself. i mean, i had been sleeping every single night, running this vision of winning this olympics and what it would mean to me and my family and the team that surrounds me and supports me and we did it. . we did it. >> you did it. >> we did it for the u.s. >> you have to give us a little drama. the second run. >> that's what my mom said. >> that was a little scary. >> she's like why do you do this to us every time. >> i was like it's what i do. i'm sorry. fe for the drama. >> it surprised me. i didn't realize how often snowboarders fall in these kind of situations. it was up to the final run. you were in second place. you were at the top of the mountain. you knew you had to hit this incredible score to get first. did you think to yourself, i got
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this. >> it was a -- mohonestly on th chair lift up i was like i don't think i got it. then i dug deep and i was like i got this. then on the ride down it's like i don't know. it's an internal battle with these feelings. you got to overcome them. i'm standing at the top. not only did i have to do a run i've never done before on the snowboard. never linked the combination of tricks i did. one of those tricks put me in the hospital in new szealand. i had to do it bigger and better. i remember standing at the top and high-fiving my team. i watched the footage and my eyes just don't blink. i'm laser focused on the run. i saw the flag wasn't blowing to symbolize too much wind in the course and sorry, freaking out thinking about it. i sent it. honestly, just dug deep and realized this is my life. this is what i do.
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i'm going to have some fun with it and i just sent that run and it really worked out for me. >> this is your moment. it's your gold metal moment. >> thank you so much. >> i don't have to tell you. all the headlines today have been positive as you're aware. lawsuit that was filed against you a couple of years ago by your former drummer. it's been resurfacing. do you have anything you want to say about that and kind of clear the air. >> of course. i'm truly sorry that i chose the word ggossip. it was a poor choice of words to describe the subject in a sensitive world today. i was so overwhelmed with just wanting to talk about how amazing today was and share my experience, but yeah. >> you're talking about the news conference earlier you were asked which you referred to it as gossip. it's difficult. i take no pleasure in asking it. is there anything that you want to say. do you feel that you learned something from that or are you acknowledging. >> you know, i've grown as a person over the years. it's amazing.
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you've known more a long time now. it's amazing how life works and twists and turns and leen lesse learned. every experience in my life has taught me a lesson. i'm a much more changed person than i was when i was younger. and yeah. i'm just proud of who i am today and i'm -- yeah. >> lastly, what do you want your legacy to be, shawn. gosh. this is a big part of it. that perfect score was amazing in snow mass. to deliver a performance here. >> are you done? >> i'm definitely not done. you know, i'm going to take a moment to relax and think of what i want to do. summer olympics. they put skateboarding in there and i'm thinking how incredible if i could go for the summer olympics it would be a dream come true to compete in skateboarding in tokyo and then make a real big decision if i
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good wednesday morning. right now at 7:56 we have a chilly start to the day with only temperatures in the upperb% 40s for the south bay, 42 degrees in the peninsula and 35 now in the tri-valley. some mid 30s for the north bay. still looking at a lot of sunshine but we will start to see some clouds mixing in and highs reaching up to 56 degrees in san francisco, 58 in oakland and in san jose 63 degrees. 60 today in napa for that high temperature. over the next few days still not a lot of changes here with more dry weather, cool mornings and mild afternoons. by the early next week we will be tracking a slight chance of rain early on monday as we head into the first part of next week it looks still very unsettled with cool temperatures on the way. in the meantime, we will see those temperatures warming up for the rest of the week. saturday will be our warmest day. let's get an update on how the commute is rolling with mike. it's building the volume, typical pattern. no i think maar issues, but look
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at here, southbound 880 through fremont down to the south bay, the south bay is all right, but some of that might be because traffic is held up right there south 880 at mary, theres a crash still in lanes and that's adding a little slowing south of the dumbarton bridge. the bridge itself is looking slower than the san mateo bridge. crash on the shoulder around the coliseum, and a distraction, not a big deal. there is the san mateo bridge which moves slowly. back to you. happening now, the man and woman accused of stabbing and leaving a woman for dead in rural alameda county are scheduled to be arraigned. the victim later died. windy weather causing havoc during the winter games, for a time it forced the closure of the olympic park. the women's slalom race has been pushed back a day but the men's downhill scheduled to take place tonight west coast time. conditions may be contributing to some of the scary crashes we've been seeing. on our facebook page we posted link to the video of the wipeouts from the game so far.
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♪ . it's 8:00 on today. coming up, soaring to victory. >> shaun white for the gold! >> the united states snowboarding domination hits new heights, as shaun white earns the third olympic gold medal of his career. >> his win doesn't come without controversy. usa faces their arch rivals from canada. the latest on all the competition. plus, valentine's day on the ice. we check up with alexa and chris, the only married couple on team usa and hear their incredible story. >> this is such a blessing to be here and show the world how much we love to skate and skate with
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each other. and it's like a sauna in here. >> oh, those are hot rocks. >> those are. al and craig decide to hit the spa for valentine's day with a visit to one of korea's famous saunas. >> this is the original korean barbecue. >> i'm starting to smell you sizzling, a little bit. today, wednesday, february 14, 2018. ♪ ♪ my name is matty and i wouldn't be here without my mom and dad. >> our names are alexa and chris and we're going for gold in marriage. >> go team usa! ♪ ♪ >> i'm so excited to be here on my very first olympics. i would not be here without my family. >> go team usa! ♪ ♪
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good morning, everybody, welcome back. pyeongchang, south korea. it's valentine's day. actually, it's valentine's night. 10:00 here, 8:00 a.m. back home. it is great to have everybody with us out here this morning. >> it certainly is. we have a nice crowd, you guys. [ applause ] >> the wind died down. let's get to your olympic news at 8:00. a shutout by the u.s. women's hockey team sets up a showdown. skier michaela shiffrin could get her chance to shine. and s >> willie geist joins us from the pyeongchang mountains. good morning. >> good morning, guys. always good to see you. yeah, you were talking to shaun white a few minutes ago about his frustration with not willing a medal at all four years ago in sochi. today he went out and got his gold back. >> shaun white, one more hit. >> shaun white is once again the
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king of the mountain. >> that's the run he needed. he put it down. >> the iconic snowboarder earning his third career olympic gold medal. that's the most ever by an athlete in the sport. with japan leading after a sensational second run. >> a new leader. >> it all came down to white's third and final run. >> shaun white for the gold. >> the 31-year-old seizing the moment with a show stopping aerial display highlighted by back to back 1440s. >> and the score is in. it's the return of the king in the men's halfpipe! >> for white it was the ultimate redemption after failing to medal in sochi four years ago. and coming off a devastating injury in october that required 62 stitches in his face. but the win, not without controversy. overnight, headlines resurfacing surrounding a 2016 lawsuit.
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the former drummer in white's rock band says white sexiually harassed her. they reached a settlement in 2016. >> every experience in my life i feel like it's taught me a lesson. i feel like i'm a changed person than i was when i was younger. >> before white grabbed a gold, a scary moment for a japanese sco snowboarder. the 16-year-old crashing into the lip and falling to the bottom of the halfpipe. >> that hit came on the first maneuver. >> american skiing star, michaela shiffrin, still playing the waiting game. after tuesday's women's slalom was postponed until thursday because of high winds. >> we want to race. i was psyched to do it today. it was the right call. >> shiffrin's first event is scheduled to be the giant slalom
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later today. on the ice, the u.s. women's hockey team lighting up the scoreboard. in a 5-0 route over the olympic athletes from russia. >> picked up here, and fired. >> that victory, setting up a preliminary round showdown against team canada. the star of the show -- >> scores! >> jocelyn davidson. she scored two goals in six seconds. a new olympic record. >> she does it again! >> i think it's a good start for a team. i'm just happy to contribute. >> all right. let's take a look now at the updated medals board. several countries jostling for position near the tom. netherlands, germany, canada and team usa at number five. looking ahead to the action today and tonight, pairs figure skating wraps up with the free skate. woo women's giant slalom. finally get a chance to see
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michaela slalom. and the men downhill. the men's skeleton competition gets underway as well. guys, poor michaela shiffrin has been sitting on top of the mo t mounta mountain for a week now. >> we're waitingpi patientinly. and now the north korean crisis. th president clinton called the dmz, the scariest place on earth. we visited it today with the help of the secretary of the united states nations command military armistice commission. we were given an exclusive moment by moment account of one north korean soldier's bid for freedom. >> this morning nbc news is the first western news outlet to get a glimpse of the path that a desperate north korean soldier took when he made a mad dash for
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freedom. back in november, that soldier scrambled across the dmz, the heavily guarded border that separates the two koreas. it's widely considered one of the most dangerous places on earth. we were given a rare tour. the daring escape that captivated people around the world, started in a speeding jeep. cameras on the south kororean se captured the defection as it unfolded. the vehicle blowing through a north korean gouard post and crashing into a ditch. >> that ditch you see on their side about ten yards away is where his jeep got stuck. >> reporter: he was trying to drive across the dirt? >> right. when he realized he couldn't, he got out. as he took about two steps like you saw in the video there were four north korean soldiers that started to shoot at him. >> reporter: that soldier, the first defector to pass through the heavily guarded area since
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1984. >> these were part of the 24 rounds we have physical evidence of. >> reporter: the joint security area located in the so-called peace village is meant to be an area that encourages diplomatic exchanges and is the only place where north korean and south korean s can stand face to face. it must have been astonishing to have gunshots ring out here in one of the most tense places in the world. >> this place is different than all of the other places along the dmz. it is for dialogue. it was more significant they fired in this area. >> reporter: can see see where you found the soldier? >> right there. this is basically the path he ran. it was quite remarkable when you see the video of him running and he was getting shot five to six times. >> reporter: he's taking bullets on this whole run. >> right. >> reporter: but he wasn't found right away.
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>> no. >> reporter: it took south korean soldiers and u.s. servicemen nearly 15 minutes to find the defector. you can see him here, hiding under leaves, helpless. south korean soldiers climbed up from this hill to rescue him. >> right. we knew their guard post there could see here. so instead of just walking up to him they had to crawl on their belly inch by inch to get to him. >> reporter: for all you know if they see him being rescued they take another shot. >> exactly. that's what i we took what we assessed to be prudent measures to rescue him and protect our forces. >> reporter: incredible. the north korean tower is right there. they probably are watching us right now. >> yes, they are. >> reporter: they probably know what we are talking about. bullet holes from the incident scar this wall. i count one, two, three, four, five. as the defector was medevaced to seoul where he was treated for gunshot wounds colonel lee
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worked to lower the tension in the area. >> we opened that door and used a bull horn which is unusual for us to make sure they got the message. >> reporter: what was the message? >> simply that, hey, one of your soldiers came to our side. we have him. he needs medical attention. he's getting that now. we'll conduct an investigation and when it's done i will come and talk to you about it. we did that once. the north koreans signalled with a flashlight they wanted to hear it again. they didn't hear it well. so we read the message again so we knew they received it. so i think that helped to deescalate and make sure they knew what happened and how we read the situation. >> reporter: you literally shouted it over a bull horn. >> right. from this area so they could clearly hear it. >> reporter: because if you called, what would have happened? >> we did try to call. they didn't answer the phone.
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that would have been a good time for them to pick up the phone. >> reporter: i think so. the u.n. command does call north korea some three times a day. this is the bat-phone? >> sure. >> reporter: don't worry. i'm not going to pick it up. north korea hasn't picked up the phone either since 2013. >> that's incredible the access and the peek behind the curtain. >> it really was. the whole world watched that. it was extraordinary to see a north korean soldier defect. he was under a hail of gunfire. this is the first time a western news organization has seen the bullet holes and heard what went on. >> that communication, you would never expect it. >> a bull horn. not the way the south korean side would like communication to go. we'll have more inside this fascinating place tomorrow on "today". >> just ahead, team usa's only married couple on what it's like to compete together on
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valentine's day. >> and then, the future of the olympics, a big announcement from swimming legend michael phelps. >> then we'll talk to snowboarder kelly clark about her fifth olympics and competing against much younger competitors. and coming up, al and craig check out one of south korea's hottest spots and we mean that literally. first, these messages. day weekend sale take an extra 15% off or an extra 20% off when you spend $100 or more!
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this valentine's day. >> we love a good love story. joe fryer is here with a real heart warmer. >> reporter: hey there. alexa and chris knierim are the only pair on the u.s. figure skating squad. also the only married couple on team usa. after what they've gone through over the last two years, just being at the olympics is a victory. they've already won bronze in the team event. >> the speed, the power, the height. ♪ >> reporter: with a medal not expected in the pairs competition, chris and now they are skating for the joy of it. >> this is a gift for us. mistakes today, they are totally irrelevant because if you look at the big picture, this is amazing. ♪ >> huge throw. put the hand on that will affect the grade of execution.
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>> reporter: this wasn't their strongest short program skate but it came on valentine's day in korea. it concluded off the ice with an unexpected element, a gift. is this the best valentine's day you can imagine? >> it is. we have been talking about how to top this and i don't think we will. >> reporter: we first witnessed their connection in colorado last summer. not even the bagel seed in chris's teeth could come between them. >> reporter: this is love. >> real love. >> reporter: they first met in 2012 when they tried out together and forged a bond. >> when i picked her up, i don't know what the deal was. i just kept talking. >> he talked a lot. >> reporter: was he more talkative maybe because you were flirting with him? >> i was definitely flirting. he picked me up in his black camaro and opened the door for me. i was like, hi. >> reporter: they married in 2016 but were immediately tested in sickness and in health.
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for months, alexa suffered uncontrollable vomiting and excruciating stomach pains. she had a rare stomach illness that required three surgeries. >> i spent, like, so many days in bed because i was too weak to stand up. >> reporter: for chris, it was a helpless feeling. >> i can lift her, throw her, catch her. there was nothing that i could do to help her even though that's all i wanted to do. >> reporter: she missed months of training and even had to relearn how to skate. yet now they are competing on olympic ice, overcoming the odds together. >> there was a chance she wouldn't skate again, let alone live. so this is such a blessing to be here and be able to skate and show the world how much we love to skate and love to skate with each other. >> reporter: the knierims did
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advance tonight. it will be the fourth time they have skated in a week and their last time on the ice competitively at these olympics. savannah and hoda? >> we knew we loved them on set. >> they were adorable. >> wow. >> their love, you can feel it. >> thank you. al, we feel the love for you, my friend. >> oh, thank you. we love the weather and we love everybody who's come out here. we have a forecast. baby, it's gold outside. got to like that. let's see what we've got as far as your weather. the wind concerns on friday here at pyeongchang. the mountain cluster, sunny with increasing winds. 30 to 45 miles per hour. the wind chill will feel like 15. impacted events, alpine skiing, women's slalom, freestyle skiing, the women's aerials, and ski jumping for the men. so we'll be watching this closely. closer to home, we are looking at snowy conditions through the western plains, pacific northwest heavy rain moving into
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the southwest. heavy weather training across the appalachians and into the ohio and mississippi river valleys. above normal temperatures through the plains. warm weather continues that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. taking a live look outside in san jose, we're starting to see some clouds moving in with some breezy winds. we're also getting some peeks of sunshine as we go through the day. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds, cooler as temperatures dip across the bay area. 58 degrees in oakland. today in san san, 56 degrees with some upper 50s to low 60s today in the north bay. and that's your latest weather. ladies? >> all right, al. >> excited. it is time for another olympic edition of "what's trending today"? >> what is in. >> the talents, the
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history-making medals and, of course, the fashion. >> ooh. >> norway's fun colorful curling uniforms always get everybody's attention. remember those? well, this year is no different. the team decided to trade the ice for the catwalk. the norwegian athletes showed off their uniforms in a mini fashion show. the video has gone viral. they look fabulous and there is only one thing to do now. >> what's that? >> have dylan and craig put on those curling outfits. >> let's see how they look. >> i wanted to come on tv with a bang. >> that's a bang. >> this is the way to do it. >> craig, that fits you -- it's a little ill fitting. >> yeah, well. >> it's cute. >> it's snug. >> i like the cut. >> do you feel sexy? >> i feel ridiculous. >> i notice they don't wear the jackets. we got conned into it. >> it looks like your blood test from the flu shot.
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>> we are leaning this way. >> i have had the flu since thursday. i'm not contagious anymore. >> when will you know for sure? >> i have no more information. it's nice to see you. >> bring it in here. come on. >> let's go to lindsey vonn. the team usa skier hoping cupid's arrow will strike here her. she tweeted, so it's valentine's day. i forgot about it because i'm at the olympics and single. anybody else out there single and want to be my valentine? worth a shot. >> guys are tweeting her. >> it didn't go unnoticed. austin wrote, i'll be your valentine for the day and any day of the year. another one, i don't want to get too excited but i have two melted ice creams that chloe kim rejected yesterday. >> that was from our work space. >> right. >> and matteo tweeted, if you
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will win at least one gold medal, maybe i can give you a shot, maybe. >> picky. >> that's cute. by the way, while team usa strives for gold in pyeongchang, the most decorated olympian of all times, michael phelps, shared exciting news at home. he and his wife nicole welcomed their second son. phelps instagramed this sweet photo writing magical moments yesterday. nicole and i would like to introduce beckett richard phelps to the world. a healthy baby boy and a healthy mama. their older son boomer is loving it. boomer has an instagram. this was captioned all i want to do is hold him. so d so big congratulations to the phelps family. >> 2026. >> he wears the earmuffs. >> we fell in love with boomer in rio. >> time for the morning boost, hoda? >> i'm doing it today.
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>> you are? >> hailey joy is the morning boost. she's your little valentine. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you >> oh, that camera work is terrible. >> haley joy came into hoda and joel's life. it's been an amazing ride. hoda knew she couldn't celebrate today because we are here. you made this beautiful cake. >> that was your inspiration. you said bake the cake. >> i did. i made it myself. >> very nice. >> it's awesome. did she smoosh it? >> she got into the sugar and loved it. put her hands in it. my camera work is horrible. the whole video is me holding the pan in front of her face. anyway, we love her. >> the year has flown by like this. >> you know. you know. it's like a year goes by in a minute. >> haley joy is nothing but joy and she's also super baby.
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walking already. she says words. >> yes. >> y'all are awesome. thank you for that. coming up, hot under the collar. wait until you see what happened when this guy and craig melvin got together for their big korean adventure. and lindsey vonn's chef is here to cook up some of the skier's favorite recipes to help us eat like an olympian. after your local news. your local news. i )m ...
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google )s plan to create a large good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. google's plan to create a large development in downtown san jose appears to be taking another step forward. san jose leaders last night unanimously approved an estimate pricing agreement. city councilmembers agreed to offer google nine plots of land at different locations. this is in and around the diridon station area. critics fear it could generate traffic problems and drive up housing costs. now a new committee will study housing prices before it formally offers the land to google. the south bay will see more traffic slowing as more businesses continue to build.
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getting there is better through fremont but not into fremont. 880 is still slow out of union city, the crash at mallory sounds like everything could be off to the shoulder. dunbarton bridge slower than i would probably like. oakland, 880 and 580, a slow drive there. no major problems through berkeley, getting a little better. the crash towards san francisco has cleared around 101. >> thanks, mike. we'll have another local news update for you in half an hour. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for your news and weather. the advice you )ll need booking your next (flight. plus: san jose )s vincent zhou s america )s youngest olympian. or garvin thomas is alongside him as he makes his olympic debut. "today in the bay" - from 4:30 to 7 a-m. how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them. how long do you think we'll keep -- oooooohhh! you stopped! you're gonna leave me back here at year 9?
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♪ welcome back, everybody, to pyeongchang. it's 10:30 p.m. here, 8:30 back home, february 14th, valentine's day. you guys, people here in korea show their love by creating a little heart with their fingers when they -- so they go like that. just a little, like that. and i was wondering. we have some great translators here. i was wondering how you say happy valentine's day in korean. erin, come here. so how would you say happy valentine's day in korean. >> there's really no translation. it's more like "happy valentine's." >> how do you say "i love you." [ speaking korean ]
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>> beautiful. all right. thank you. >> thank you. >> and then erin leaves. >> good-bye, erin. >> she's gone. poof. i love you and good-bye. >> exactly. >> how do you say good-bye? >> okay. coming up, snowboarding legend, five-time olympian kelly clark is here. we'll talk about her iconic career leaving it all on the halfpipe and her advice for younger riders. then craig and i, disturbing little korean sauna adventure. things got a little heated and then cooled down. we'll show you and it's something you won't get out of your mind. >> we were saying we can't unsee that. >> what better way to spend valentine's day than lying almost half naked with al roker. >> let's not get carried away. not half manaked. had on a shirt and shorts. >> also how to eat like an olympian. lindsey vonn's chef is here to
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share delicious and nutritious recipes. >> first this lovely lady is here with us, a speed skater. we're so excited you're here. you've lit up the olympics in so many ways mainly because you're not only talented. your smile has warmed so many. how has your experience been thus far? >> it's been really awesome because i'm at the olympics! holy cow. >> you have not stopped smiling. neither has your dad. everybody is here. everybody has fallen in love with them. you all seem to be soaking it in. >> we really are. unfortunately, yesterday wasn't like the best day, but i am ready for saturday and just ready to, like, go out there and be really, really me. >> you got another event. >> yeah, yeah, i do. so i'm really excited!
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>> i was with apolo ohno last week and he said we need to watch out for you because you are just bringing an excitement to the olympics and i couldn't wait to meet you. and he was spot on. >> speed skating. >> he's a huge fan. >> besides on the ice, what's been your favorite part of this experience so far? >> trading pins with other countries. oh, my gosh. that's so fun! and i get to talk to other countries and like also meeting shaun white. oh, my gosh. >> that was amazing. >> shaun white got to meet you. >> no, no. >> history, too. you are the first african-american woman to team skate for team usa. >> yeah. >> that's pretty cool. >> i feel very honored to have that title because i get to inspire other young kids. >> we can't wait to see you. good luck saturday. we'll be cheering you on. >> thank you, maame.
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>> we have some "today" show pins for you, too. >> yes! >> let's get a check of the weather. >> you should do the weather. >> look at the map. just read what's up there. >> al, you can do it. >> al will help you. >> you're from reston, virginia. so sunshine along the east coast, sunny for reston. and then what do you see in the plains? >> above average temperatures -- >> 58. >> yes. >> i can be a weatherwoman. >> you absolutely can. >> let's look at tomorrow. there you go. your future -- my forecast here, your future is so bright. there you go. >> reston is bright, right? that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in her neck of the woods. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting to see some clouds moving into parts of the bay area. it's all across the board, cool and breezy. we're going to see those highs a little bit lower than yesterday, reaching up to 59 degrees in
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santa rosa, 58 degrees in oakland today, and 56 in san francisco. for the south bay, some lower 60s for the afternoon. and this is the kind of weather we'll see over the next several days. we'll be tracking a chance of rain early next week. >> announcer: proud partners of #seeher are at&t, supporting the accurate portrayal of women and girls in media. p&g. proud sponsor of moms. usaa, insurance, banking and investments tailored for the military community. verizon. most awarded network ever. #seeher is a movement led by the association of natural advertisers to portray accurate portrayals of women and girls in media. >> the goal is to achieve this by 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. so kelly clark embodies the ideals of that movement.
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kelly, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so many medals you've had over the years. i keep watching these young snowboarders just admire you and want to be like you. what's the advice you have for a lot of these young girls? >> you know, it's been a privilege to get to go to five winter olympics, and we brought one of the most talented, young women's halfpipe teams we've ever brought. it's been a privilege to get to mentor them. i always encourage them not to be defined by what they do. it helps to enjoy what you do. how you finish at the end of the day doesn't equate to how you feel about yourself. >> did you find some of the snowboarders, some on the team here for the first time were saying to you, okay, what's your best advice? i've got nerves. i feel, you know, intimidated by being here at the olympics? >> absolutely. this isn't your standard snowboard contest. much like chloe kim right now. i was the teenage gold medalist.
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i know what she's going through. i try to make myself available. i was so proud to see those girls do so well yesterday. >> you wound up in fourth place in pyeongchang and there were some people who says the judging was a little harsh. what did you think when you looked back. i'm sure you saw the video of the run. what did you think of that? >> i put down my best performance. as an athlete, you can only control so many things. and what the judges think and what the other women are doing and what the weather is doing, those aren't things within my pay grade. so i'm happy to just be part of it and leave it all on the halfpipe. >> i love what you wrote on instagram. what you build in the dark will be what supports you when it's time to shine. were you just thinking about all those dark mornings and times when you were practicing and putting in the work? >> yeah, that's actually a quote from my new book that came out. it's a book on motivation. and i aim to just help people define success in a healthy way. after five winter olympic games, i know all about success and
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failure. and so i love the opportunity to put my life on display and hopefully encourage other people to go after their dreams. >> what's your book called? >> "inspire -- the pursuit of progress." >> so glad you're with us. >> fifth olympics. wow. >> coming up, a different kind of wowzer, al and craig's korean sauna adventure. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ welcome back to pyeongchang. as you know, it is valentine's day. and who doesn't love a spa day on valentine's day? >> al and craig feel that way. they visited a korean sauna for this special occasion. how sweet. how did it go, guys? >> you know, well, korean saunas are called gimgilbongs.
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you can spend the day in heated bliss with the one you love. >> happy valentine's day craig melvin. >> happy valentine's day al roker. >> i thought it might be fun to share a little jimjilbang. >> i'm going to celebrate the day we celebrate love in an indoor oven with you. >> this is a jimjilbang, translation, sauna rooms. it's where koreans come to unwind and hang out. it's just as common for seniors as it is the younger generation. even families. and today, for two wild and crazy guys -- >> our first heated room. >> the salt room. let's get salted? >> you bet. >> and the salt room was heated to a pleasant 149 degrees.
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>> oh, even those -- those are hot rocks. >> those are hot. >> my.heads down on the wood? >> sweating in the sauna is intended to detoxify. >> would be great if they had a room lined with meat so you could get meat sweats. this is the original korean barbecue. >> i'm starting to smell you sizzle a little bit. you might be right. >> once you get used to this, not so bad. >> you're right. i kind of enjoyed the feeling of the rock on my back. >> that was a nice little warm-up. >> charcoal. >> the charcoal room was an absolute treat after that salt room. a balmy 100 degrees. >> way more comfortable. >> it is. >> the charcoal room, i can dig this. >> here's what happens. you start in the salt room and get that sweat going. now any kind of heat, you're just sweating like crazy. >> al and i had no idea how true
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that was about to be. >> oh, my goodness. >> we should have known anything shaped like a kiln was probably not the best news. >> i'm out. i'm out. >> okay. got to go. >> oh, my god, my biscuits are burning. >> that one may not be for us. >> but luckily, we were about to chill out. literally. >> oh, god. >> yes. >> the cold room at 32 degrees was like being inside a frosty, and it was a delight. >> nothing like a refreshing drink after being in an oven and an igloo. >> and i like the sippy cups. >> that's good. sweet at first. a little tart on the back end. >> the good news is, it's really sweet. >> speaking of sweet, we took a quick stroll through candy land and then settled in for a
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jimjilsnooze. >> what a valentine's day, uncle al. what a valentine's day. >> ah. >> you boys -- come on. >> and you haven't lived until craig melvin has serenaded you a little hootie and the blowfish. >> you did? >> there was a little -- >> can you sing for us now? >> no, no. >> then we have to pay for it. that was the issue. that's why it wasn't in the piece. that kiln, my feet, literally -- >> burning? >> yeah, burning. >> still? >> it was like a sunburn. >> a couple hours. >> i came in with a pot roast and cooked it on my lap. >> and it was as disturbing as it sounds. >> that was fun. >> you should take another adventure before we leave. >> i can't believe you went into the ice room after the hot room. >> if you get sick, it's not my fault. >> hard to top but we're back with an olympic moment not to be
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welcome back, everybody. and, ladies, of course, we know you're spending valentine's day with us instead of your husbands and your kids so we wanted to give you a little gift to help make it up to you because of how much we love you. >> what are those? >> these are little korean pastries. little hearts. happy valentine's day. >> that is so sweet. >> so pretty. >> this is beautiful. >> well, you know the way to our hearts. >> craig and i made these in the kiln. >> oh, great. so there's like sweat on them. >> we've got more. >> it's the olympics. we do it big here. so, again, it's really hard to be away from the kiddos and your hubbies as well.
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so we thought it might be nice to have them join us. take a look-see. here's a little present. >> this is pyeongchang where dreams are being made. >> look at that camera. >> you're ready to go, aren't you? is this it? are we rolling? we're going. okay. hi, mommy. >> vail, do you miss mommy? >> yeah. >> say, hi, mommy. >> wave? >> since you've been gone, the nights have been a little longer. the days have been a little longer. and there's definitely something missing around here. >> we miss the dinner show. mommy dances and sings. >> he's not been walking. he wants to wait for you to come home before he walks and he does do more. can you do more? what's more? >> so for this valentine's day, we've planned something special.
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as you know, we're a very musical family around here. we thought we'd write you a little song. what song is it? >> mommy loves us. >> that was vail, original lyrics. one, two, three. ♪ mommy loves us mommy loves us ♪ ♪ mommy loves us charlie, drum solo. ♪ mommy loves us >> so today, we are going to do some finger painting. see? you're excited about that. we're going to make a picture for mommy for our valentine's day. ready to paint? good job, haley. there you go. good job. here's your original piece of art. masterpiece for mama. >> for valentine's day, me and
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calvin are baking up a little surprise, and we're going to bake you the most luxurious, massive, decadent cake ever. >> the shell adds texture. about half a bag of flour. you're eating a big block of sugar. that's great. can you do it all on your own? it's that easy. here. ♪ i think it will hold for two weeks. >> i think she said we love you. we can't wait for you to come home. and happy valentine's day. >> we can't wait to see you. what do you say, vail?
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>> we really, really love you, and we know. >> we know. >> say bye-bye, mommy. happy valentine's day. we love you. can you blow her a kiss? blow a kiss? >> sprinkle it on the cake. >> okay, and -- >> yeah, this is good. we can use this for sure. >> oh, my gosh. >> cheers for daddy. >> that was awesome. >> that was the best thing. >> thank you for that. >> that was the best valentine's gift we could get. a hand in the cupcake. >> just like charlie. >> i could watch that over and over. thank you guys for that. >> that was awesome. we love that. >> to everyone back home, we love you. >> happy valentine's day. coming up next, how to eat like an olympian, specifically lindsey vonn. her chef shares some of the
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great recipes. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with a special olympic edition of "today food." for athletes, eating right is a big part of making sure they're at the top of their games. >> who better to share olympian-approved recipes than lindsey vonn's chef daniel churchill. >> today we're cooking up two dishes. a sweet potato healthy fri tata. fantastic for the week. and it's amazing, valentine's day today, so sharing all the love and, of course, we have to do an almond hot chocolate. caramelized onions. we've already done this ahead. but caramelize that for about five minutes. whisk away some eggs.
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who can crack an egg one-handed. >> craig. >> one handed? >> do it. go. >> oh, wow. >> there's going to be a shell in here. >> look at that. he's a natural chef. >> got skills. >> all over your jacket. >> now we can also have our c cottage cheese. high in protein. >> is this what lindsey eats before she goes down the hill? >> yeah. she has a range of things full of color, nutrients and all those kinds of things. >> dump all that in. >> cook it up just like that? >> you put that in the oven. as it is. get the base going and then top that. you add color. some beautiful bits of cabbage there as well. >> and that's how it turns out? >> look at that. >> how long do you bake it? >> 15 minutes in the oven. >> wow. >> so turn this upside down. >> let's see your technique there. >> uh-huh. yeah. >> and just how do you make this beautiful hot chocolate?
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>>s four fraent four ingredient. almond milk, honey. just a drizzle. slow honey pour. >> we're going to take a sip of your delicious hot chocolate. the recipes are on today.com. >> beautiful. >> thank you so much. "megyn kelly today" is up next. >> happy valentine's day. >> our little sweei )m - -... the man and woman accused in the violent death of a woman good morning, i'm marcus washington. the man and woman accused in the violent death of a woman are expected to be arraigned today. authorities say daniel grows and melissa leonardo attacked liz cuesta on monday and left her for dead on alameda county. police say she crawled for help and later died after she named who those people were.
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she attended high school in san jose and san jose city college before moving to tracey in october. those two suspects were arrested in tracey. the hearing is scheduled to begin in a couple of hours. we'll post any updates to our twitter feed as soon as we get them. we're just learning about a homicide investigation. investigators say a body was discovered near montera. we're sending sky ranger to the scene right now. look for updates on our home page. windy weather is causing havoc during the winter olympic games, for a time forcing closures to olympic park. the men's downslide is scheduled to take place tonight, west coast time. more news in an hour.
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♪ good morning and welcome, everyone. i'm megyn kelly. we begin with the 2018 winter olympics. and a quick live look at men's hockey where team usa is taking on slovenia. the score, 2-1. 2-1 in the third period. 2-1, us, right? i can't quite -- yeah, 2-1, usa. importantly. nbc's own craig melvin is in pyeongchang with a wrap-up of all the latest. >> good morning to you. much more olympic action to come here in pyeongchang. by the way, team usa the women's hockey team expected to medal in these games. but today

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