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that's what's happening "today in the bay." back at 7:25 with live local news update. >> don't forget to join us nbc bay area news at 11:00 on this thursday. have a great day. good morni. ready to strike? the white house weighing its options as the crisis in syria escalates tensions between the u.s. and russia. president trump not mincing tensions between the u.s. and russia. president trump threatening military action is coming. and just this morning syria's president issuing a warning of his own. raid surprise. new details emerge about the documents seized from the fbi from the office of president trump's personal attorney. their focus, their infamous access hollywood tape. another secret payout. time to go, he was absolutely dishonorable and it is time for him to resign. >> pressure mounting on
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missouri's embattled governor to step down in the wake of a graphic new report on his admitted affair. the governor vowing he is not going anywhere. >> this is a political witch hunt. >> but will he have a choice? >> those stories, plus today exclusive, uber's ceo speaks out about the challenges facing his company both on and off the road. fortnight phenomenon. inside the video game craze sweeping the nation that has schools, parents and partners saying enough. and base brawls. >> on the run and now fist cuffs. >> the fight at fenway while benches all clear at the rockies and padres game. >> look at this. >> today, thursday, april 12th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is
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"today" with savannah guthrie and hoda. >> welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us. wow, was that baseball we're watching? >> spring training needs to start including manager management courses. everybody seemed to have a hot head yesterday. brawls always over the games. >> so early in the season, but i guess they were loaded for bear. >> exactly. >> but first we have some fast moving developmentes in the deepening crisis in syria. the white house and moscow exchanging new threats of military action. we have full coverage beginning with peter alexander. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. to you. this morning bashar al-assad delivering a warning to washington insisting any military action by the u.s. and its allies will only cause more instability in the region and this morning president trump is
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brushing off criticism that he set a timetable for new strikes. remember on monday he said major decisions would be made between 24 and 48 hours. this morning he's writing never said when an attack on syria could take place. could be very soon or not so soon at all. >> this morning president trump putting syria and russia alert possible air strikes against the assad regime. the president ignoring president trump's questions but tipping his hand on twitter even taunting the russians for tletd ping to shoot down incoming missiles writing, get ready, russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart. you shouldn't be partners with a gas killing animal who kills his people anden joys it. vladimir putin responding expressing hope that common sense will prevail. defense secretary james mattis
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isn't ready to say whether assad is to blame. >> we're still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies. >> but hours later the white house more definitive. >> the president holds syria and russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack. >> the wtwitter threat a sudden shift in tone. coming just days after the arrival of his national security advisor john bolton. but publicly discussing u.s. military plans the president appears to be erasing the element of surprise doing exact what he criticized his predecessors. >> my administration will not tell what they are. >> i don't like to say what i'm doing. >> the white house dismissing that >> reporter: the white house dismissing that criticism. >> the president has not laid out a timetable, and he has a number of other options, as well. we're considering all of those options. >> peter, is there any talk in washington about getting some
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kind of approval from congress for military action or consulting congress? >> reporter: good question, savannah. he didn't last time around. there certainly hasn't been this time, at least not that we know of so far. the white house says that no final decision has been made. the critics of the president are insisting he has to explain why he has the legal authority to conduct strikes without the green light from congress. among those critics, democratic senator tim kaine of virginia, saying in a statement, without congressional authorization, any military action president trump takes in syria that is not in self-defense is illegal. hoda and savannah? >> peter alexander starting us off. thank you. also this morning, new information coming to light on the dramatic fbi raids on the home and office of the president's personal attorney. this as a stunning, new allegation tied to the president emerges overnight. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi, hoda. good morning to you. at the center of all of these new, explosive allegations,
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potential payouts to people who allegedly had damaging information about then-candidate trump. and, this morning, the infamous "access hollywood" tape is under new scrutiny. this morning, new bombshell allegations surrounding president donald trump. overnight, the "new yorker" and "associated press" reporting yet another instance of trump associates appearing to pay people off to squash negative claims about mr. trump while he was running for president. eight months before american media inc., the company that owns the "national inquirer," paid $150,000 to former playboy model, karen mcdougal, who said she had an affair with donald trump, which the white house denies. a $30,000 payout was made to a former doorman at one of the trump's new york city buildings. as it had done with mcdougle, there was a contract that prevents him from going public with the story that might hurt
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mr. trump's presidential campaign. the allegation? the doorman passed on another salacious allegation involving the president and another woman, a former employee, dating back to the 1980s. "new yorker" uncovered no evidence that it was true, nor did the "ap." the payment is significant, because it shows the pattern of buying and burying stories that could be damaging to trump's campaign. a process known as catch and kill. nbc news reached out to thewhit. no comment yet. we also reached out to ami. they decided not to run the story because they believe the doorman story was untrue and released him from his contract. this comes as a hot mike moment moves back into the spotlight. >> need tic-tacs in case i start kissing her. >> reporter: nbc news learning fbi investigators who entered the offices of michael cohen were seeking information about a range of topics, including any communication
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between the two men related to the infamous 2005 "access hollywood" video. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> reporter: "access hollywood" is an nbc/universal program. the warrant mentions president trump's name several times, according to sources familiar with the matter. fbi investigators were also looking for documents related to those alleged payments to porn star stormy daniels and former "playboy" model karen mcdougal. both women claim they had sex with mr. trump. the white house repeatedly denied that. the payments could be campaign finance violations. cohen spoke with donnie deutsche who shared part of the conversation on msnbc. >> i'd rather jump out of a building than turn on donald trump. he has a fierce, fierce loyalty. >> reporter: now, that investigation into michael cohen stemmed from a referral from special counsel robert mueller. this morning, president trump is lashing out at a "new york
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times" report, stating he seriously considered firing mueller back in december. tweeting, quote, if i wanted to fire robert mueller in december, as reported by the failing "new york times," i would have fired him. just more fake news from a biased newspaper. hoda, savannah? >> kristen welker, thanks. staying on politics, we move to the fallout over speaker of the house paul ryan and his decision to retire at the end of his term. the surprise announcement leading to a leadership battle for republicans. overnight the white house released this photo of the president, house speaker ryan and other republican leaders giving the thumbs up. two people in the photo, kevin mccarthy, and louisiana congressman, steve scalise, are said to be the leading contenders to replace ryan as house speaker. ryan says he will serve until january, which would mark 20 years in congress for him. he says he is returning home to wisconsin to spend more time with his children. we should mention, we have a program note. an exclusive interview tomorrow with the man who replace -- that ryan replaced as speaker of the house, john boehner will be here. what does he think of trump's washington?
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does he think republicans are going to hold on to their majority in the house this fall? we'll get the former speaker's thoughts tomorrow morning on "today." also, missouri's embattled governor is on the defense and facing new calls to resign. this in the wake of a newly released report on the sex scandal that threatens to end his political career. here is nbc's blake mccoy. >> reporter: this morning, missouri governor eric greitens remains defiant in the wake of a scathing new report outlining in detail an extramarital affair the year before he was elected. >> let's call this what it is. a political witch hunt. >> reporter: a bipartisan investigation found the woman overall credible in her claims that include sexual violence and blackmail. saying, in part, she felt coerced, maybe, into giving him oral sex. in a subsequent encounter, she says greitens slapped her. i felt like he was trying to claim me, the report reads. the slap did not leave a mark but was jarring. it wasn't sweet and gentle.
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it was forceful. greitens says the affair was consensual and denies any violence. >> the testimony outlined in the report is beyond disturbing. >> reporter: that is missouri's speaker of the house, a fellow republican. democrats going even further. >> we just saw a governor that took absolutely no responsibility for anything at all. it was an absolute disgrace. he was absolutely dishonorable. it is time for him to resign. >> reporter: now, growing calls for impeachment. greitens is set to stand trial in st. louis next month for felony invasion of privacy after allegedly trying to blackmail the woman with a naked photograph, something he also denies. a lawyer for the woman's ex-husband has provided audio he says is a secretly recorded conversation with her. we've altered her voice. >> i saw a flash through the blindfold, and he said, you're never going to mention my name, otherwise, there will be
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pictures of me everywhere. >> reporter: adding. >> he said, you're not going to mention my name, are you? he asked me again. i just said, no. >> reporter: he equated his troubles to those being faced by president trump. >> smearing, lying and attacking people who want to change how things are done is wrong in washington and it is wrong in missouri. >> reporter: at that trial next month, greitens says the public will learn the truth. for "today," blake mccoy, nbc news. bill cosby will be back in a pennsylvania courtroom today following an intense day of testimony during his sexual assault retrial. three prosecution witnesses took the stand. they portrayed cosby as using alcohol and pills to incapacitate them and molest them. the 83-year-old is accused of aggravated sexual assault. prosecutors accuse cosby of drugging and assaulting andrea constand, a former temple university employee, in his philadelphia home in 2004. cosby repeatedly denied all of the allegations against him.
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and coming up in a moment, remember the 32-year-old nba rookie we told you about yesterday? he played again last night. we're going to show you what happened when he returned to the court. great story. >> can't wait. first, let's get a check of the weather for the first time this morning. al is over there. >> good morning, guys. thank you for joining us. good news. warm weather finally headed to the east. temperatures that are going to be climbing up. widespread highs, 10 to 30 degrees above average for detroit, chicago, quincey. this is the warmest you've seen since the mid october. it's been 173 days since it's been that warm in chicago. 181 days since kansas city. 180 in oklahoma city. where is the warmth headed? good news is, it is heading east. that's right. by tomorrow, tulsa, 79. mobile, 78. washington, d.c. sees 80. into saturday, more good news. new york city, near 80 degrees. orlando, flirting with 90. 76 in new orleans. however, all good things have to come to an end.
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cool air starts today in the pacific northwest with temperatures in the low 50s to low 40s. it makes its way east into the plains on friday. by the time we move into saturday, it is in the upper midwest. 61 in little rock. colombia, 62. by sunday, the cooler air makes its way through the great lakes and on to the northeast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. coming up in the next 30 seconds. trying something new can be exciting. empowering. downright exhilarating. see for yourself why chevrolet is the most awarded and fastest growing brand, the last four years overall. switch into a new chevy now. get 20% below msrp on all cruze and malibu lt models. that's over fifty four hundred dollars on this chevy malibu. find new roads at your local chevy dealer. good thursday morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll have a mix of sun and clouds today and a cooler day. also a slight chance of rain in san francisco with a high of 58 degrees, warmer tomorrow with sunshine and warmer on saturday. for the inland areas we'll see most of that rain in the north bay, some spotty downpours and inland areas into the low 60s. 72 for friday and saturday. 76 degrees the warmest day in the seven-day forecast. >> and that's your latest weather. hoda? >> all right, al. craig is joining us because everybody's favorite new nba star is back in action last night. >> you have to love this guy, right? andre ingram, of course, worked for ten long years to reach the nba. at 32 years old, which is pretty old for a professional basketball player by a lot of standards, he's making every moment count. >> reporter: in a city full of stars, an unlikely rookie. >> there he is. >> reporter: andre ingram taking the court as a laker for the second time last night. although he only scored five
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points -- >> ingram has his first three of the night. >> reporter: -- his moves put the finishing touches on a script fit for hollywood. >> everybody has been saying, take it all in. >> reporter: in his first game in the pros, ingram put up 19 poin points, sending the sports world into a frenzy. >> another look from three. >> reporter: after spending the first ten years of his career in the nba's developmental league -- >> appreciate you, man. >> reporter: -- 32-year-old ingram signed with the los angeles lakers for the last two games of the season. >> thank you. >> welcome to the lakers. >> reporter: earning a hug from lakers legend and team executive magic johnson. he called his wife with the life-changing news. >> she's screaming. you guys can't hear. >> i am so thankful for this opportunity that you guys have given him. >> reporter: making less than $30,000 a year as a player, ingram helped support his family off the court, putting his physics degree to use. >> i've been tutoring throughout my g-league seasons.
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when i have the time in the offseason, as well. just to kind of keep that part of the brain functioning. >> reporter: the rookie got right back to work wednesday in the season finale. >> on its way. ingram's got his first shot! >> reporter: making the most of an opportunity years in the making. >> think i was going to be on a plane home to virginia. instead, to be here, living out a dream. what more could i ask for? it was all good. all good. >> all good indeed. fitting that the shirt andre was wearing when he got the call to become a laker, that shirt, always in pursuit. you asked a question, what happens now? lakers aren't going to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. does the team pick him up for next season? that's the million dollar question. >> literally the question dollar question. >> fingers crossed for andre. >> exactly. straight ahead, are your kids hooked? are you? we're going to dive into the fortnite video game phenomenon,
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and why parents and spouses want that to go away. what is uber doing to address serious issues facing the company and make the service safer? we're going to ask the company's new ceo when he was here in our studio live. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the powerful backing of american express. don't live life without it. a very good thursday morning to you. it is 7:26, i'm laura garcia. san francisco for linebacker reuben foster may learn today if he will be criminally charged following his arrest earlier this year in the south bay. he's scheduled to appear in santa clara county courtroom this afternoon. los gatos police arrested foster in february. he's accused of domestic violence, making threats, and possession of an assault weapon. this all in connection with an incident involving his girlfriend. every since the arrest, the district attorney has been weighing whether or not to pursue charges. the nfl has also been investigating. let's get a look at the forecast right now meteorologist kari hall. >> we start out with sunshine around the bay area, a live look outside in san francisco.
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it's a chilly start and will stay cool today feeling more like winter than the middle of spring. 58 will be the high in san francisco, 59 in oakland and 61 in san jose. the north bay, we'll kieep an ee on this is areas as we may see spotty rain coming through. 6858 in san francisco but warming up. next week tracking rain, 76 by saturday and rain returns as we go into sunday night spoke monday. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> look at this shot from richmond san rafael bridge. it looks clear because of the crash. three vehicles involved in the crash, one of them is a motorcycle. i'm very concerned and you see the slowing as you approach, quite a distraction, affects one lane, the jam out of richmond. the rest shows smooth traffic the bay bridge, the traffic
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across the conveniekros cross t. no other concerns. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour. i'll see you then.
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good 7:30 now. thursday morning, 12th of april, 2018 and how pretty is that? ocean view from the outer banks of north carolina. sun coming up. >> like to be there right now. >> guys, just ahead, we're taking you inside the fortnight craze. >> and starting with the crisis in syria. >> on the brink. the pentagon prepares for military strike in syria over that chemical attack as president trump takes aim at syria's ally russia. >> the president holds syria and russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack.
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>> it's complicated. >> this is a complex issue that deserves more than a one word answer. >> that's disappointing to me. >> mark zuckerberg grilled for a second day in capitol hill. the embattled billionaire admitting his own information was leaked as part of the cambridge analytica breach. >> was your data included in the data sold to the malicious third parties? >> yes. >> the l.a. district attorney reveals former house of cards star is under investigation for a sexual assault case dating back nearly three decades. cruise ship crunch. a massive cruise ship carrying nearly 3,000 tourists smashes into shore while trying to dock in the caribbean. luckily no one was hurt. >> and base brawl. >> tempers flare on the diamond between the padres and the rockies. >> and that's why he gets
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grilled here and he slams the bat. >> as the classic rivalry between the yankees and red sox boils over at fenway park. >> here come the bull pens again. >> today, thursday, april 12th. >> that's something that's part of the tradition. >> yeah. >> a lot of passion. i don't want anybody to get hurt but it's good to see these guys out there. back in my days in new york this was common for the red sox. >> let's now talk fortnight, shall we? it's the newest video game craze spreading among kids and celebrities and while it is fun it is frustrating for parents and teechzers and anyone else who has heard i can't. i'm playing fortnight. and surprise, surprise. he got hooked. >> yeah, i didn't start playing until drake started playing so you can totally blame him on this one. but hooked might be an
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understatement. this is one of those viral games that is sucking productivity out of schools, out of work places and you can forget trying to have a conversation at home. >> fortnight, my girlfriend likes to call it torqdork night been sweeping the country. the viral video game can be played an phones, xboxs and computers. some braers who stream their games online make up to a half a million dollars a month from subscriptions and endorsements. >> i have no intention of stopping any time soon. >> when he played with rapper drake more than 600,000 people watched online. >> the entire chat is saying -- >> fortnight has several games inside the game. here's how it works. in a hunger games like world you parachute on to an island with 99 other player, try not to get killed and the last one standing
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wins an umbrella. >> everyone is playing fortnight. you can play from your desk at school hiding from the teacher. >> it's gotten so bad some school districts are blocking the game from school wifi. >> it's frustrating. they're so consumed in this game, they're disconnected from the real world. >> online the female fortnight population is growing as well. >> we don't necessarily think females play these shooting games but fortnight is a lot different than others. >> interactions with friends and it's unpredictability. president trump recently met with video industry leaders about ongoing violence. classifying gaming disorders as a mental health problem. while they don't discuss financials fortnite has over 40
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million players. >> now, this morning some good news for parents, some bad news for fortnitears and if you want to see something eye opening you can check usage. you go to your settings here and this is where you're going to go into battery so that's settings. you'll find battery right here. this is going to tell you the apps that you use the most and wait for it. you go to last five days. fortnite, 14.4 hours on the screen. that's got to be -- >> loser. >> don't say that too loud. >> don't say that too loud. >> we're worried about you. >> if i was in new york i would hand you this phone and you guys could dleeelete it. >> journalistic enterprise. >> that's amazing. >> i didn't know you could see what you're spending your time on. >> i followed the blue gninja.
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he plays on the console and i think i have to take it off the phone. got to draw the line somewhere. >> let's go over to the weather. >> you notice on his phone a number of usage for tender, that was really crazy. right under fortnite. anyway, blizzard warnings, winter weather advisories. another system is going to be pushing east. this has two sides to it. tomorrow blizzard conditions possible and then saturday this makes its way to the east with a rain freezing rain, sleet and snow mix from des moines to green bay. now the warm sector of this system has severe weather possible. and in hands risk for 13 million people for tornados possible from lufkin all the way to springfield, missouri and look at the gulf. new orleans, desitin, just near
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tallahassee and up to birmingham, 16 million people at risk as this pushes across. through saturday, anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of rain. we could see some areas up to 5 to 6 inches and snowfall, the backside of this system, look at this. up to a foot of snow from parts of south dakota all the way into the we've got sunshine outside right now but there still will be a chance of spotty showers popping up especially for the north bay and along the peninsula, along the coast. we'll see those highs in the upper 50s and low 60s today with some breezy winds. as we head into the weekend, we're going to be warming up, upper 60s san francisco by saturday and cooler with more clouds moving in on sunday. rain will also return by late sunday night spoke early neinto week and temperatures go up and down. >> and that's your >> and that's your latest
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marked by controversy. in march, this fatal crash in tempe, arizona, caused uber to suspend testing of its self-driving car program. our hearts go out to the victim's family. we're fully cooperating with tempe police, uber said in a statement. that incident, just the most recent in a series of setbacks for the company over the past year and a half. in february 2017, former engineer susan fowler posted an essay, detailing alleged sexual harassment that she says was ignored by uber executives. the resulting investigation led to more than 20 firings and called for the company to review and reallocate founder trevor kalanick's responsibilities. >> you dropped the prices. >> yes. >> weeks later, kalanick was caught on tape, arguing with an uber driver over pay. >> some people don't like to take responsibility. >> [ bleep ]. >>al nick later apologized to the driver and the company. by nojune, shareholders pressur
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him into stepping down. since taking over, dara khorsrowshahi talked about changes. they talk about safety features, allowing riders to share where they are during a trip. >> by using the system and getting access to your exact location, they can find you much faster. >> just this week, uber launched a new version of the app for drivers to improve the experience behind the wheel. >> we get it all the time on the rider side. i think we have to connect more on the driver side, as a team and as a company. >> uber's new ceo, dara khorsrowshahi, is joining me. did you take an uber over? >> i walked over. it was convenient. >> oh, okay. you told the truth. all right. there's a lot to talk about. facebook has been in the news. mark zuckerberg testifying on capitol hill this week. facebook, your fellow silicon valley company, facing a crisis.
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do you look at it and go, oh, but for the grace of god , go i. >> it shows the challenges of technology getting into everyday life and the responsibilities that come with it. early on, the companies were idealistic for the right reasons. we're building platforms. with the platforms, good will come. people will do good things on platforms. the fact is, human beings are sometimes good and sometimes not. i think that silicon valley is understanding that with building these platforms comes a responsibility to make sure that those platforms are being used for good. and the old days are over, you have to take this responsibility seriously and invest behind it. >> you mentioned the old days are over. there's a lot of talk about regulation and whether the data companies should be regulated. i mean, do you welcome regulation? are you irritated with facebook for kind of getting everyone's attention and now there's a lot of pressure to put more
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regulation on the companies? >> i welcome regulation. regulation has been a part of uber's life. we've been part of the transportation authority, so we make sure we work with every local city regulator to follow the rules. >> you do now. in the old days, they didn't, right? >> well, they didn't in the old days. largely, we did. listen, we were not perfect. any time you're growing as fast as you're growing -- and it is not an excuse -- sometimes you get things wrong. our intent now is to get things right. we're partnering with regulators. in addition to running the background checks we have to on drivers, we're introducing a technology that continuously monitors any offenses so we have essentially real time data on our drivers. it is something we don't have to do but we've chosen to do. >> it is interesting. there's two sides of it. there is a use of data that seems to be a positive. obviously, uber gets an incredibleab amount of data of s customers, where you live, where you're coming and going. are you confident uber has data
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secured? >> i'm confident we're doing everything we can. i'm confident we're investing very aggressively. it is one of the areas of greatest growth in investment in the company. you can never be too sure of yourself because if you're too sure of yourself, that's when someone strikes. we continuously invest in data, making sure that it is secure, it's an arms race. what i can say is that we're using your data for you, to make your experience better. we don't sell the data or try to monetize it. the use of the data is for you. knowing where your home is, where your work is, et cetera, to make sure the service is as best as it can be for you. >> uber has been testing self-driving cars. obviously, there has been an awful incident in tempe, arizona, where a woman lost her life, a pedestrian, hit by one of uber's test cars. >> yes. >> what has your investigation determined about this? was the driver, the test driver, at fault? is uber at fault? >> what happened was an absolute
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tragedy. we're doing two things. first of all, we're working with authorities at hand. ntsb, ntsa, they are the professionals in terming who is at fault. we don't want to get in their way. we're getting them all the data necessary so that they can make the determination of exactly what happened and why. secondly, i am undergoing a top to bottom audit of our safety practices, our safety drivers, training, et cetera, software, so i can be satisfied that when we put our fleet out there -- and right now, the fleet is grounded -- it'll be as safe an environment as possible. >> i want to get to the announcements you have today, but are you committed to self-driving cars as a part of uber? or does a part of you think, this part of the business can be left to someone else? >> we're committed. ultimately, self-driving cars will be safer than mau mhumans. right now, they're learning. they're student drivers. you need a safety driver.
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when the student driver graduates, it'll be safer than humans. >> let's talk about the culture of uber. there was an uber engineer in the piece who said it was full of sexual harassment. this was before your time, in fairness. there was an independent report. according to the "new yorker," it read like something out of "animal house," the way the culture was at uber. is it different now? have you been able to rid the company of the last vestiges of that? >> it is night and day. i sat down in my first day, and i read that report. it was tough reading. but the folks who are at the company now are determined to change, have changed. i think there's a saying, never let a good crisis go to waste. we haven't. one of the first things we did as a leadership team is to change the company's fundamental culture. we always do the right thing now. that includes how we treat our employees internally, holding people accountable, as well as our partners like the driver
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partners we offer in the cities. >> talk to me about some of the new things. one that grabbed my eye, you'll have an emergency button on uber. it'll directly connect you to 911? >> 2018 for us is standing for safety. we have a 911 button so you can get connected the instant you want to. there is an exciting pilot we're running with denver. your location information is immediately shared with 911 so the operator knows exactly where you are and can help you as quickly as possible. we know that the faster help comes, the better the outcomes. we want to continue investing in that regard. we've also announced that jay johnson, a former secretary of homeland security, preeminent security expert, will be chairing our safety council to help us get better in this regard. >> you're improving background checks for drivers. >> we're going to get dara, goo have. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. the most decorated olympian of all time, michael phelps, is
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a live look outside in san jose. still wet roads and the yard may be wet from the rain overnight. our highs today are going to be cooler, only reaching upper 50s and low 60s all across the bay area. i'll also be watching out for a slight chance of showers moving through. we do have a weak disturbance to the north of us that could bring in our highest chance of rain for the north bay and along the coast. other than that sunny and cool, san francisco up to 58 degrees, 64 degrees tomorrow with sunshine and 68 on saturday. but by sunday more clouds will be moving in and rain won't be far behind. we'll start out next week with some showers off and on. inland areas in the low 60s and 76 degrees by this saturday. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> kari, overall things looking
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good. south bay slowing 101 capital expressway in san jose. just starting to see recovery over here. westbound 580 still very slow from marina and harbor towards richmond toll plaza. three mince ago the crash cleared. we have recovery and much slower drive. the bridge, the crash from highway 4 backed up 680 and 7. back to you. >> thank you very much. happening now opponents of google's planned south bay expansion are organizeing a protest. google wants to create what it calls a village surrounding san jose's diridon station. they plan to protest outside mountain view. go to our quirt feed for updates. check your freezer. conagra recalling 67 tons of bang we will salisbury steak dinner. full details on our facebook page. caltrans busy restriping roadways oppose our home page
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, impending attack. president trump taunting russia and threatening syria with possible air strikes. striking a harsher tone with moscow. so, when would the u.s. launch these attacks? this morning, how the syrian regime is reacting to the president. plus, twist of fate. meet the perfect strangers who changed each other's lives after a chance encounter on a connecting flight. >> watching them together, like, that's it. i just saw everything that i was never going to be able to give him myself. >> he's a blessing. he's just beautiful. >> how a woman's dream of motherhood was turned into reality. and batter up! >> you're killing me, smalls!
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>> believe it or not, it's been 25 years since benny, ham, smalls and the gang rounded the bases in "the sandlot." >> i don't believe this. >> we got the gang together after all these years. >> some of these guys i haven't seen in 25 years. it is just like we're back. >> today, thursday, april 12th, 2017. ♪ no, i won't ever give up, no ♪ never give up >> 60th birthday! >> here to celebrate with savannah and hoda. >> 25th birthday, and i want to wish a happy birthday to my twin brother. hi, jacob. >> it's our 14th anniversary. >> we want to celebrate with al roker. ♪ never give it >> hi to our friends and family in missouri. >> hello to our kids in maryland. we love you! >> i came from montana for my 13th birthday. >> happy birthday to you.
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welcome back on this thursday morning. that is a party crowd. >> it's a crowd full of cutis. >> starting to warm up. we'll be heading out there. happy to have our friend craig melvin at the table. >> he said cutie patutie, too. it was weird. >> i saw michael phelps walk by. >> the greatest of all time. right to your news today. we begin with the conflict in syria and the escalating tensions between the united states and russia. president trump threatening military action. nbc national correspondent peter alexander at the white house with the very latest. hey, peeter. >> reporter: president trump after broadcasting to the world yesterday that missiles are coming in syria, early this morning, back pedaling, tweeting, an attack on syria could take place very soon or not so soon at all. you remember on wednesday, he warned russia to get ready for air strikes on its ally, syria, appearing to preview plans to
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retaliate for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack. this morning, he writes, never said when an attack on syria would take place. still, his critics argue, the president gave syrian president bashar al assad, effectively, an early heads up that an attack was imminent. in the past, president trump criticized his predecessors, saying a commander in chief should never telegraph its military plans. the white house insists no final decisions have been made. also this morning, we are hearing from syrian president bashar al assad, delivering a warning to washington, insisting that any military action by the u.s. and its allies will only cause more instability in the region. hoda? >> peter alexander at the white house, thanks. california governor jerry brown agreed to send national guard troops to the u.s./mexico border at the president's request. but the governor says the 400 troops will focus on combating drug crime, human trafficking and illegal firearms, not immigration. brown was the last of the nation's border governors to
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respond to president trump's request for the beefed up presence. immigration advocacy groups were critical, saying brown's support was a boost for the president's agenda. mark zuckerberg was back in the hot seat on capitol hill wednesday. the facebook ceo acknowledged regulation of social media companies is inevitable. lawmakers aggressively questioned zuckerberg on privacy settings and whether facebook is biased against conservatives. both republicans and democrats suggested that regulation may be needed, but there was no consensus on a few specifics on what it might look like. >> i'll answer that in a second. >> will you make the commitment to change all the user default settings to minimize to the greatest extent possible the collection and use of users' data? i don't think that's hard for you to say yes to, unless i'm missing something. >> congressman, this is a complex issue that, i think, deserves more than a one-word answer. >> wed well, that's disappointing to me. i think you should make the commitment. >> zuckerberg admitted wednesday that he was among the 87 million
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claritin-d relieves 8, including sinus congestion and pressure. claritin-d relieves more. you never know what life will throw your way. sheinelle is here with a remarkable story that proves that. >> this is an incredible twist of fate that brought two strangers together on a plane and ended up changing their lives forever. >> what do you think? >> reporter: they say, you can't choose your family, but don't tell that to samantha they say you can't change your family. two perfect strangers brought together by a chance encounter on board an airplane in 2016. snipes a then 24-year-old expected single mother was traveling to visit her new boy friend when she missed her connection. >> i was eight months pregnant. i was too big.
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>> i was supposed to be on a later flight. >> both embarking on an incredible journey. >> she let me feel him kick. i saw the ultrasound picture. >> she realized i didn't have a plan for what i was going to do with the baby. it was a realization for me as well. i department know what i was going to do. >> she expressed her concerns about becoming a mother, a role the then 42-year-old business owner always dreamed of but never made a reality. >> i thought here is my chance. so i have an amazing community and amazing group of friends that would support me in this if you think that i would be worthy of caring for your child. i would love the opportunity to adopt him. please think about it. >> three days of what would become a life changing flight
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snipes went into early labor gives birth to a healthy baby boy. >> i loved him. i cried. >> still in the hospital she called fipps. >> i said i'll be there in 20 minutes. >> he weighed just five pounded but filled an enormous void. >> watching them together i saw everything i would never be able to give him myself. >> she officially adopted him in august of last yore. >> he is just beautiful. i can want believe i almost missed this. >> now more than a year after their mile high twist of faith they remain close. >> snipes actually moved to i k
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north carolina. >> i'm figuring out who i am and that's the fun part. >> some of her favorite subjects, fipps and baby vaughn. >> i want him to only see love and light and positivity every day of his life. if that means it's just to two of us and our closen family then that's the way it's going to be. >> from a relationship that came out of the blue to a precious gift that turned one woman's dream of motherhood into a reality. >> can you believe it? >> so special. >> it is such generous acts of love on both women. >> and so interesting. she was flying kind of late. she ends uptaking another flight. the other mom took another flight. it was the chance encount their changed their lives. >> and the courage for the woman to say would you ever consider
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it? >> and three days later. >> and the courage to pick up the phone. >> awesome. >> cool. >> thank you. >> top that. >> i'm not going to. i'll walk over to the map. we are looking at a storm system. this one will make its way across country. we are looking at snow up through here and wet weather making its way through the northeast. look at the temperatures in the southwest. 90s through 100s. hef si know as the storm system comes out. storm winds, high fire danger through the southwest. temperatures feeling more like spring as we get through the mid-mississippi and mid-atlantic river
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as you head out the door check us out on sirus xm. >> okay. swimming super star michael phelps. >> he is the most decorated olympian in history. he sat on the podium 28 times. 23 of those with gold around his neck. >> he is lending his name to good causes including saver the water campaign as a paid spokesperson. welcome. >> good to have you you. >> welcome.
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>> i have seen you happy when you had a gold medal strung and your neck. i have to say, a few minutes ago you showed me the picture of your two kids and i saw a face that was even happier than those days. tell us what it's like. you two under two. >> it's different. it's fun. being able to watch the two of them together. boomer all he wants to do is help b help beckett. we are blessed we have two amazing kids. booms wants to play golf, get in the pool, be outside. it is so much fun watching the smile on his face. >> those are all thing you do. >> do you a picture of him -- does he want to be an olympian? >> i don't know. i zblo what's going on there?
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>> when we go get in the water i'll have him what does daddy do before he swims he starts flapping his arms. >> and would you encourage your son? would you say this is the right path for you? >> we have had so many conversations about it. the biggest thing is having them to find their own kind of road and their own path they want to go on. we are always there to help and support and answer questions but i don't want to force them to do something they don't want to do. that's how my mom was with me. i'm forever grateful for that, to be able to have the longevity and the passion that i had. i would like to have him choose whatever path he wants to go.
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>>. >> it get all of the competitive uses going. i wanted to play pro golf. you said after london i'm not going to do it. did pyeongchang maybe put a seed in your mind for 2020? >> the biggest thing is could i do it? yes. i don't want to. for me like my body is way better now than when it was when i came bake. >> so physically you would be fine? >> yes. but i have -- sort of being retired and work and do things i'm so passionate about i'm so honored. >> and one thft things you talked about is water conservation. >> if you think about when you leave the water runs you're
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wasting 64 gallons. that's that lot of water that the world needs. it's just something that is to kind of teach the kids. boomer is brushing by himself. we have this little sticker that's on the faucet. it turns red when the water is on too long. it gives you a heads up to turn it off. it is important to teach him this at a young age. >> don't leave the hose running. >> don't have a 30 minute shower. you can get in, get out. i brush my teeth in the shower too. >> say vvannah does that too. everyone thagt was weird. >> i'll see you. >> all right. he has places to go. >> do you eat candy now that
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you're retired. >> some times. >> they might need your help. this is the new england confecti confection confectionary company. a little bit of financial troubles. what's happening is people are beginning to panic purchase the necco wafer. places have seen sales surge 150% or more. here is squjason. he said just the case. on e-bay people are hoping to get -- look at that. $300. that's an 18 pack. one even asked to trade her car for a store raj age remaining n
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inventory. necco said all i can say is we are unsure of the future but hopeful for a buyer to keep this alive for many more decades. am i the only one that thinks they taste like chalk? one says neccos are candy the same ways a pa asparagus is to . disgusting or delicious? michael phelps just put his checkbook away. necco hopes for a buyer by summer. >> listen, i feel badly for all of the folks that work there. if they shut down there's always this. >> chalk. >> chalk.
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>> it's yum my. >> candy hearts. >> same company. >> sacme thing. >> who is dropping 300 box on 18 of these. >> i have nod hnot had them. >> jenna and four generations of bush women are featured in town and country magazine. the family was photographed and interviewed for the book mother and child. that photo is awesome. when it came to the best advice jenna ever received from her mom she said my mom always told us a few things are worthy of our anxiety and worry. this advice as high school girls was particularly useful. to read more pick up that issue of town and country. it hits news stands. it's out now.
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in honor of national pet day we wanted to share the moment that he met his beloved pooch for the first time. posted this video yesterday. he said he was trying so hard to stay seated even though he desperately wanted to get out. i knew he was coming home to me. i took this video to remember our first hello. >> how could you not take him home? sitting down to talk about wrapping up the full-tiinal ser her hit show scandal. she said she didn't want it to be sad so she delivered gifts to lift up the crew. the last day everyone was onset she wanted to go big with her give away. let's see what she did. >> and then the very last day everybody got these really cool sleep trackers. they help you get a better night's sleep.
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i said one lucky crew member was going to win a mattress and everybody got a mattress. >> yeah. >> you get a mattress. you get a mattress. you get a mattress. everybody gets a mattress. >> she joked everybody was upset they didn't hand out the cars everybody was hoping for. >> bryce harper is not only known for his skills on the baseball field but he also has a pretty good head of hair. >> nice. >> his older brother decided to sneak up and expose his styling secret to the world. have a look. >> dude. >> dude, what are you doing, bro? >> double fisting. look. making sure the do is rocking.
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>> that has been seen many many many millionsover times. >> that'si )m ... san francisco 49er linebacker good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. san francisco 49er linebacker rubin foster may learn today he will be criminally charged. this is following an arrest made earlier this year in the south bay. he's scheduled to appear at santa clara county courtroom. this after the police arrested foss foster in february. he's accused of making threats and possession of an assault weapon. in connection with an incident involving his girlfriend. the district attorney has been watching and weighing whether or not to pursue charges. the nfl also investigated this. right now, your morning commute. mike, how's it looking? >> we had a nice smooth drive for much of the south bay. the peninsula after an earlier problem, very early on.
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that concluded very nicely. still slow in spots. recovering across the venetian bridge. that crash on highway 4 for 680. a crash at the richmond center bridge, cleared for the last half hour as well but we have slowing there. slow north 880 northbound past the coliseum. westbound 580. those are the slow of the spots. the bay bridge has the metering lights on but it's lighter than normal so it's just backed up instead of backed up. back to you. >> thank you. we'll have another local news update for you in 30 minutes.
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good morning, everybody. it's 8:30. it's a thursday morning. pretty spring day on our plaza. we have a lot of cutis. great crowd. everyone is feeling good. starting to warm up. yes. happy to have everybody here. good morning. >> hi, guys. >> happy thursday. >> good morning. >> this is a crowd. >> what a crowd. >> my crowd moment is awesome. carson, you might like it, especially, i think. >> what do you got? >> where is julianne?
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julianne from san antonio is here, carson daly. she is making her return to television. >> oh, good. >> she was here in 1999 on trl, baby. >> oh! >> she didn't get to meet you then, but she wants to meet you now. >> hi. >> who was number one that day, do you remember? >> i think it was the backstreet boys. >> of course it was. last time you were here? >> yes, last time i was here. >> screaming outside the trl window? >> yes, i was. >> did i wave to you then? >> i think i did. i requested "music of my heart" by nsync. >> you know, nsync is getting their star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> oh, my gosh. >> i'll be presenting them the star. >> congratulations. >> it comes full circle. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, carson. thank you. >> cool. >> that was cool. >> that was worth the wait. don't you? >> very cool. >> this is like trl for adults. >> it is. >> back strestreet boys, number
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for karaoke. amazing, "as long as you love me." batter up. epic reunion with the cast of "the landl" "the sandlot." we got them to play ball. jeff daniels acts and plays music. he's here to tell us about his thought-provoking new show. and we have a recipe fit for a queen. megyn, what's on the show? >> we have brett favre, kurt warner, david ross, nfl mvps, world series winners, gold medal winners, who have a warning for parents about sports and their kids' brain health. and then the foods you need to eat to protect your own brain. >> wow. >> that's a lot. >> show for the mind today. >> like that. >> like it. let's get a check of the weather, mr. roker. >> first -- >> announcer: today's weather is
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brought by non-drowsy 24-hour clarit claritin. live claritin clear. >> let's check what's happening pollen wise out there. there's a wide swath of very high tree pollen from norfolk, atlanta, memphis, oklahoma city and on into las vegas even. then, as far as your weekend is concerned, finally feeling like spring on friday in the mid-atlantic states. strong storms in the lower and mid mississippi river valley. blizzards through the western plains. heavy snow on saturday moves into the upper midwest. flooding and severe storms through the gulf coast and the ohio river valley. that slides to the east on sunday, sunday. icy conditions through the northeast and new england. look for wet weather in northern california and into the pacifi 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. it will be a cooler day with sunshine, but a slight chance of rain as we go into the next several hours. san francisco, 58 degrees.
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and 64 degrees tomorrow. even warmer on saturday. more clouds, our temperatures go back down and rain moves into early next week for the inland areas. expect a high of 63 today. up to 76 by the middle of the weekend. and then on sunday, rain chances increase with showers off and on early next week. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget, you're heading out the door, check us out on sir s sirius xm, channel 108. if you had to rank the best baseball movies of all time, "the sandlot" has to be high on the list. >> it was released 25 years ago. gadi schwartz put down fortnite for a second. >> reporter: remember when savannah played tennis against roger federer? this was the reunion for me.
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this was the movie my neighborhood was obsessed with summer after summer. "the sandlot" days were the last time i played baseball, until this reunion. it's been 25 years since the kids of "the sandlot" spent the summer in their own baseball kingdom. >> never kept score. th >> reporter: they never even really stopped playing the game. >> the kid's a square. >> reporter: 25 summers later, the guys from "the sandlot" are back together. they were eight of them. didn't have a whole team. even though i wasn't in "the sandlo sandlot," i figured i could be the ninth man and ask how things are going. >> gets you into places for free. can't walk through a las vegas casino without someone yelling, "yaya"! >> oh, my god, you mean that's the same guy? >> yes! >> reporter: he's aged better than the rest of us. there they are, smalls, bertram,
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squints, ham. >> you're killing me, smalls. >> even the narrater, the director, david evans. the only one missing, benny "the jet" rodriguez. >> we have to get mike. it's called "finding benny." >> come on, mike. >> stick your glove out in the air. i'll take care of it. >> reporter: unlike the movie, none went on to play for the dodgers. over the last couple decades, that rag tag team has found itself honored by some of baseball's greatest. >> the great bambino! >> reporter: is it wild to know a lot of these mlb superstars grew up watching "the sandlot" and wanting to play exactly like you guys? >> i think it is awesome. >> wild. >> they made a big impact on a lot of people's lives. >> reporter: it is not just baseball stars who were "sandlot" struck. this is kevin durant's twitter pu picture. >> i am kevin durant. i'll ball you up. >> reporter: when it comes to inspiring their own kids.
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>> i showed them t eed him the the first time. he is really big on "moana." >> i think she thinks i'm a dork. >> reporter: for my generation, the "sandlot" defined the summer. >> it was made with the same amount of love people have for it, and it was the greatest summer of our lives. >> reporter: what was your favorite scene? >> when the treehou house blew . i lift over the fence, coming face-to-face with the dog. >> it was neat having stunt guys. >> i did my own stunts in the film. >> reporter: these days, with yaya lo-- yeah-yeah looking for hercules, you have to wonder, can these guys still play? >> rust i can. >> rusty. >> i can't believe this. >> reporter: we're old men, and l.a. city college had some grass. >> it'll be a short game, and i
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have to get home for lunch. >> big nbc exec up to the plate. come on, big boy. he's choking up. >> reporter: i'm getting nervous. >> come on. >> whoa! nunez is on the plate. >> timmy on first base. you have to steal bases, man. >> reporter: stole that one. finally up to bat, the king of calling it out, the sultan of smack talk. oh! you got it. >> not even going to run. not even going to run. >> reporter: as we all rounded home -- >> seeing these guys, some i haven't seen in 25 years, but it is just like we're back. >> reporter: the great hambino reminding us, people get
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remembered but legends never die. to honor the 25th anniversary, a new direcollector's edition hasn released. you'd think the pool scene would have been a favorite but, apparently, it was cold. the guys say fair favorite memory took place off the set. that's when the whole gang snuck into "basic instincts." >> wow. >> of course. >> yeah. >> sounds about right. >> hello. >> we had wendy peppercorn. they had sharon stone. >> that took a turn. >> envious. >> nice hit, too. >> good job, gadi. >> back to your video game. speaking of beloved stars, emmy winner jeff daniels is here. here. first, this is"today" on nbc .
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to describe the new signature crafted recipe by mcdonald's: garlic white cheddar. layered with a slice of white cheddar cheese... a medley of crispy garlic chips... ...and a dramatic drizzle of creamy garlic aioli. (breath) luckily, you can take your time to savor every bite. as the star of everything from "dumb and dumber" to "the newsroom," jeff daniels is one of hollywood's most versatile
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actors. in "the looming tower," he plays an fbi agent intent on stopping al qaeda years before 9/11. >> telling you, it's like whack-a-mole. they're here. they're here in america. they're in london and afghanistan. they're in kenya, tanzania. we -- we have no idea what we're up against. >> jeff daniels, good morning. >> morning. >> for those who think, i know the story of 9/11, a lot of people don't know this story. this is about your character, john o'neil, a real person, who spent years chasing osama bin laden and trying to sound the alarm. >> i didn't know about john o'neil. i didn't know the lead-up to 9/11. you think you know because of what happened on that day, but
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the lead-up to it is just -- you can't believe it. then what happens to john later is -- you can't write this kind of stuff. >> no. >> he was a great hero. he was flawed, but he was an american hero. >> he -- as you said, a real person, and what a story to tell and character to play. i mean, he was so intense and, yet, he had this very larger than life, colorful side. the show kind of shows all of that. i mean, he was up all night chasing some women, right? >> he was busy. he had -- he had places to be, people to see, yeah. >> yeah. he really was sounding the alarm, trying to get people's attenti attention. >> he was the guy who was focused on this bin laden guy that hadn't done anything yet. he would march down to washington and scream and yell, because that was what john did, at people going, "you've got to pay attention to this guy." this was a lot of this between the fbi and the cia. it was like the mets and
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yankees, where they just didn't get along. better now, i'm told. but it got in the way. >> this is such a great character. you had the chance to play great charact characters. if the c"newsroom," was it a gae changer for you? >> absolutely. aaron sorkin wrote it, and i was like, i'll stay in the business. >> were you thinking of retiring, hanging it up? >> yeah, i'm done. it's been great. put on my tombstone, a toilet, "dumb and dumber." call it a day. we had a good run. >> you were done? you thought the roles weren't there? >> both. if the roles aren't going to be there, let's do something else. >> yeah. >> but, here comes aaron sorkin. here comes "newsroom." here comes netflix, hulu, where all the writers have gone. >> yes. >> it's great for guys like me. >> it's such a great era for television.
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i mean, i would think -- >> for the viewer. >> yes, especially for us. if you're an actor today, is a series like this more appealing and more enticing than a major blockbuster feature film? >> it is to me because you aren't relying on an opening weekend, you know? >> yes. >> which, by the way, they know whether you'll be a hit on the opening weekend on the thursday before. you already get the phone calls you bombed. >> they don't really make the phone calls, do they? >> i've gotten the calls, yeah. >> really? >> yeah. >> what's the worst you ever got? >> the worst one wasn't about me, but this is the one you don't want. >> what? >> when you're going, hey, what about this actor for the show, and they go, no, no, he's over. you're going, are they saying -- am i over? when am i over? am i going to get that call? >> it's the worst. >> absolutely the worst. >> i don't know how you've been doing it, this acting business. you have a side gig. >> i love the music. >> you do. >> i do. i've toured with my son's band, the ben daniels band.
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it's one of the great things i get to do. we play opera houses. we're touring again in the northeast in the summer. it's just a joy. a joy. >> so fun. next time, bring your guitar. >> i will. >> thank you. so good to see you, jeff. appreciate it. "looming tower" is streaming on hulu right now. coming up next, a royally good dessert from nigella lawson. recipe for the queen of puddings. get out the blender -- it's a mixer. you knew that, jeff, didn't you? >> yeah. >> blender, mixer, whatever. this is "t od sorry. i can't make it. it's just my eczema again, but it's fine. yeah, it's fine. you ok? eczema. it's fine.
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we're back with "today" food. one of the biggest names on the culinary scene, nigella lawson. you wrote your first cookbook in 1998. it was a hit. it launched your amazing television career. 20 years later, the domestic goddess has 11 best sellers with more than 10 million copies
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sold. the latest is "at my table," a celebration of home cooking. so many books and ideas. good to see you. >> lovely to be back. >> if you are a greedy person, you think about what do eat. >> what was it, when you think about this book and the idea for -- what was your culinary experience like at home? >> well, actually, you know, we were really a food-obsessed family when i was growing up. in a time when food in britain maybe wasn't so good. you know, my mother had, you know, learned in italy and france, and she was a very impatient tempered but good cook. it is a good way to learn. just getting the food out fast. >> get in there. >> yeah. >> how are things across the pond? royal wedding. our whole show's going there. we're excited to be there. is it a fever pitch? >> i think it's more a fever pitch here. >> true. here at the "today" show maybe. what are you making for us?
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>> queen of puddings. it's an old fashioned dessert. like so many old fashioned recipes, it is about using up things, and this is bread. normally, you use stale bread. this is the mary antoinette of puddings because i'm using brioche. you want your stale bread. you can just, you know, put it in a low oven. >> did you toast this a little bit? >> you can leave it on a rack or low oven. it is not even as far as toasted. crush it into crumbs. i use a processor. this is that there. >> did you use a processor on this? >> i did. you don't have to. obviously, when they started making this, there wasn't even, you know, electricity. >> right. >> okay. this is how my mother used to grease a dish, with an old butter wrapper. >> don't waste anything. >> i keep them in the fridge like this.
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>> good tip right there. >> here, we like a custard base. you have four eggs. these are the yolks. milk, butter, and i like lemon zest, vanilla and a tiny bit of sugar. shouldn't be too sweet. you have a sweetness there. here, these are the yolks. >> just the yolks are there. >> do you want -- don't hold it. >> okay. well, too late. >> i'll do it. >> helping you is the most important thing. >> it's fine. >> did your mother make this dish? >> we didn't eat desserts at home. >> why? >> because my father didn't like them. actually, we didn't, you know -- >> that's interesting. >> old fashioned. that's the old fashioned way of planning your cooking. i wouldn't be like that. >> we added the egg yolks. we are just pouring it over. >> on top of the bread. >> let it soak up for ten minutes, which is why you want it stale. i mean, if you like it sort of
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like a fairy dust bread pudding. >> you're eating it downstairs. >> yum! >> oh, my gosh. >> yes, we are. >> delicious. >> mm-hmm. >> here, you've got that -- this is baked not that long. >> how long? >> depending on the oven. 325 oven for about 20 minutes. the important thing is to take it out when it has a bit of give underneath. >> good. >> going over there. >> looks like a cornbread. >> okay. now, we've got the yolks there. >> whites are here. >> as long as your bowl is really clean and grease free, and if it isn't, any doubts, half a lemon, wipe the inside out with a lemon. >> okay. >> you whisk the egg whites until they're firm, before you add sugar. i don't know how much time we have. >> about a minute. >> i'm going to carry on with
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this. >> see you make a little action here. >> i'm going to do this. >> what is the key for it not to go everywhere? >> i get everything anywhere. pay attention, i suppose. >> sweetness comes with the sugar. >> i whisk fast and add the sugar slowly. i'm not going to carry on because it is too noisy. we have to shout. i don't mind shouting. i'm used to it. >> queen is hungry. ready for her pudding. >> you want it to be like shaving foam like this. you have jelly or this is a plum preserve. >> you put it over it and top it off with this. >> top it with this. >> do you bake this off? >> bake it again, yeah. bake it again. >> twice baked there. >> well, you're just setting it, really. you're just setting it. digging in, are you? >> do you mind? >> of course i don't mind. i'd mind if you didn't. >> it's delicious. >> carry on doing this. it is great. >> thank you very much. >> oh, thank you. >> we appreciate it. great to have you back here. go to the website if you're at home watching this and would like to eat this. you should. to find out about nigella's cookbook, first, this is "today" on
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nbc. nigella, thank you so much. n nbc.
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we've got a big fourth hour. ed harris is here. ambush makeovers. lilliana is giving ai )m - -.. we )ve just gotten wordan good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. we have just gotten word the san francisco 49 linebacker ruber foster will be charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident earlier this year. police arrested foster in february. santa clara county d.a.'s office tells us foster is being charged with domestic violence, making threats and possession of an assault weapon. this is in connection with an incident that involved his girlfriend.
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investigators say foster dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of the house and punched her in the head a number of times. they say she was also treated at a hospital for her injuries. so far, there's been no comment from the 49ers. happening now, our bob ridell is following developments in this story. he'll have an update in our midday newscast. you can go to our twitter feed for updates. and google village protest is planned. in mountain view. google wants to create what it calls a village. we'll have a live report in our midday newscast. catch your freezers. conagra brands this morning is recalling 67 ton of its banquet salisbury steak dinners. i'm marcus washington. more news in an hour. tax season
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good morn, everyoing, every. i'm megyn kelly. we begin with four of the most accomplished athletes in america. together here for the first time with a warning for parents about brain health and sports. first, some background. in february on this program, we sat down with former nfl player mike adamly and discussed his lasting effects of traumatic brain injury from his years in sports. after seeing that segment, former nfl quarterback brett favre reached out to us and had a lot to say about concussions and the effect those injuries have had on his own career, as well as his fear for kids playing contact sports. before we


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