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concord but that should clear, the eastbound one is because of a truck fire after a crash. >> good to know. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. good morning, good morning. mount pressure. growing calls on the faa to ground all boeing 737 max 8s in the u.s. as more nations around the world ban the aircraft in the wake of that deadly crash in ethiopia. so why are the planes still flying here in the united states? we're live with the very latest. dangerous weather. severe storms targeting tens of millions in the midwest and the south today. blinding snow, heavy rains, and tornadoes all possible. al's forecast just ahead. he's just not worth it. house speaker nancy pelosi explains why she is against impeaching president trump. how her surprising position
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could impact the multiple investigations being launched by her own party. all that plus breaking overnight. the state department withdraws its embassy staff in venezuela. lesson learned. the woman malled by a jaguar at the arizona zoo tells the story in her own words. and look out below. a paraglider coming in for a landing gets an unexpected surprise. >> what's up, skip? >> his wild encount we are a feisty an roo. today tuesday, march 12th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning.
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a lot of pressure on the faa this morning. >> everybody is awaiting the first readout from the black boxes from the ethiopian air crash on sunday. >> it is the second in less than six months involving the boeing 737 max 8. while many countries have grounded their fleets, u.s. airlines are standing by it. tom costello covers aviation for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so farther. southwest and american both fly the max 8. united flies the max 9. several canadian airlines also fly the plane and all the airline have reiterated their confidence in the plane and said they have not had problems. at 7:00 a.m., breaking news this morning. britain is now grounding the entire 737 max 8 fleet there. no 737 max flights can take off or land or fly over uk air space. it's expected europe may follow suit. it all follows a similar announcement from australia.
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now the faa is under pressure to ground the plane here in the u.s. if there's even the slightest hint of a fatal flaw. this morning boeing is on notice. the faa says it expects to order mandatory design changes to the 737 max 8 by the end of april. overnight australia became the latest country to ground the mamax 8 until they get a readout from the black boxes. china and indonesia also made the decision to ground along with two dozen airlines. the critical question, is there any connection between the'd openian air crash and the lion air crash last october? the ceo writes, we are confident in the safety of the 737 max and in the work of the men and women who design and build it. but a former ntsb chairman says the worldwide fleet should be grounded including those flown in the u.s.
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>> boeing aircraft ought to voluntarily itself ground these aircraft. >> reporter: the faa says investigators are at the crash scene with the ntsb. if we identify an issue that affects safety, the faa will take immediate and appropriate action. meanwhile, oun one of the biggest flight attendant union wants to keep people safe. >> we want the crews and traveling public to have full confident. >> reporter: among the 157 people who died on sunday, passengers from nearly 30 different countries. 32 kenyans, 18 canadians, 9 ethiopians, and 8 americans. two of the americans now identified as melvin and bennett riffel. they were returning from a trip to australia. melvin and his wife were expecting their first child in the spring. >> these guys were just wonderful and they're going to be missed deeply by this community. >> reporter: a third american
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identified overnight antoine lewis, a member of the u.s. military. also among the victims, dr. manisha at east tennessee university who was flying to kenya to see her sister who had just given birth to triplets. sara harmon is in nairobi kenya. >> reporter: this is the terminal where passengers from flight et-302 should have arrived on sunday. instead, their grief stricken families are receiving counseling at a hotel nearby. >> reporter: this morning the pressure is on investigators to find out why two brand new planes suddenly fell out of the sky. and whether both crews struggled to keep the plane in a trim or level flying condition. >> if it's a trim problem, it's going to be a major issue they're going to have to solve in a hurry. but that could result in actually them grounding the airplane if it's a trim problem. >> reporter: so the breaking news right now at about 7:05 west coast time, britain is grounding the entire 737 max 8
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fleet. australia, indonesia, and china have done the same thing. 47% of the global fleet is now grounded. 26 planes in all. guys, back to you. >> all right, tom. thank you. just ahead, we will take a closer look at those boeing 737 max 8s. >> all right. we'll stay on that one. also this morning, tens of millions of us in the path of severe weather. al's got what we need to know. mr. roker, good morning. >> good morning. and thank you for getting your first weather with us. this system has a stormy side. the rain starting to push in. here's the wet side of it. it's got flash flood river flooding warnings stretching from minneapolis all the way down into the gulf. we've also got an enhanced risk of weather through much of texas. potential for some tornadoes. and that makes its way into the michigan river valley by tomorrow with a potential for
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tornadoes. severe storms in texas, tornadoes possible tonight into tomorrow. storms in the plains and south. and of course we have that flooding threat from the mississippi river valley all the way down to the gulf. rainfall amounts anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain over a widespread area. we've got a couple of areas from oklahoma on down into arkansas where we could be looking at 3 to 5 inches of rain. the snowy side of this system as it pushes to the east, it brings in that colder air. developing from the rockies to the plains. and we could be looking at blizzard conditions as this system moves out. it's going to drag in very strong winds. and so we expect to see blizzard conditions, blizzard warnings for the western plains. snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour all the way into the dakotas. hoda? >> all right, al. thank you. we turn now to a comment from house speaker nancy pelosi that's taking a lot of people by surprise. the top democrat on capitol hill breaking from some in her own
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party saying she is against impeaching president trump. peter alexander has more on that story. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. nancy pelosi making headlines while making her message clear that she will steer democrats away from impeaching president trump. those comments that appeared to rein in some members of her party and silence some republicans saying the investigations are to lay the foundation for his removal. house speaker nancy pelosi delivering a democratic reality check explaining why she opposes impeaching president trump. >> it divides the country. unless there's some conclusive evidence that takes us to that place. >> reporter: the nation's top democrat earlier telling t"the washington post" magazine, i'm not for impeachment unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, i don't think we should go down that path because it divides the
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country and he's just not worth it. could the mueller report change that? >> if it's conclusive there's a bipartisanship there's a message to the president, so be it. >> reporter: her comments may not sit well with some democrats who are calling on congress to begin proceedings. including talib who used an expletive about removing the president. >> we're going to go in there and impeach the [ bleep ]. >> reporter: right now democrats are spearheading investigations into president trump. focusing on possible obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power. still many democrats insist impeachment is premature. >> no one is above the law. so if we find from the mueller report or our own investigations that the president has broken the law, we're not going to have a choice. >> reporter: asked if she believes mr. trump is fit to be president, pelosi says, i don't think he is. ethically unfit, intellectually
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unfit, curiosity unfit. sarah sanders brushed off the speaker's comments telling nbc news we weren't that concerned about impeachment adding it should never be on the table because the president is doing a great job. the same argument her boss has been making for months. >> let's impeach the president and then we'll impeach the vice president. these people are sick. >> reporter: in that same interview, nancy pelosi sarcastically complimented president trump calling him a great organizer, great fund raiser, and great mobilizer for democrats concluding i think that's good for america. hoda and savannah? >> what does this mean? we have seen there are members of the democratic party that thinks if the evidence warns, there should be impeachment proceedings. pelosi has the gavel and she says we're not going there. >> reporter: yeah. particularly new members pushing that line. house leaders leading the investigations into the president, they agreed with pelosi. both adam schiff and jerry nadler, they tell nbc news that
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the evidence is not there yet for impeachment. pelosi doesn't want impeachment to define democrats, but what was striking, i think, is that she is using stronger language now than when you spoke to her in january. you asked are you ruling impeachment out and she said we'll have to see what happens with the mueller report. so unless that report has something in her words that's very compelling, pelosi is pushing her party in a different direction. >> and she knew exactly what she was doing. the told the reportier in the post i'm going to make news now. thank you. we move on to a crisis in venezuela where a power outage is entering its sixth day. overnight the state department announced it is pulling the remaining staff from the u.s. embassy there. gabe gutierrez with the overnight developments. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is the latest escalation in an ongoing diplomatic standoff.
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it comes after a decision in january to withdraw all non-emergency personnel. and now a massive power outage is paralyzing much of the country. overnight, the u.s. making it official. secretary of state mike pompeo announcing plans to withdraw all diplomatic personnel from venezuela saying the decision reflects the deteriorating situation in the country. it comes as parts of venezuela are without power for a sixth straight day. we're desperate, this mother says. there's no water or electricity for my children. dozens arrested for looting. public transportation grinding to a halt. and hospitals going dark. embattled president nicolas maduro is blaming the blackout on cyberattacks by the u.s. government though he's provided no evidence of that. secretary pompeo denies any responsibility for the outages. >> those are a direct result of
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years and years of neglect to the venezuelan energy system. >> reporter: pompeo partly blames cuba and russia for venezuela's problems. the country's infrastructure has crumbled as it spirals into an economic meltdown. chaos in the streets. desperate venezuelans spilling into colombia which we saw last month. this soup kitchen hands out thousands of meals a day. many venezuelans wait for hours just for bread and milk. the u.s. is recognized juan guaido as interim president and his supporters allege at least 21 people have died in hospitals since the power outages has died. this woman believes the outage will cause her insulin to be damaged. in what many are calling a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight. maduro is calling the blackout a, quote, demonic plot to force
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him out of power. savannah and hoda? >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. we have a lot more to get to this morning including a massive cocaine bust at the port of new york and new jersey. it's one of the largest in decades. and officials say it's a sign of a worrisome comeback for the drug. pete williams has details on this story. hey, pete. good morning. >> reporter: in fact, hoda, the biggest seizure of cocaine at that port in 25 years, the second largest ever there. the drug enforcement administration says this is a sign there is a growing market for cocaine especially among users who take it in combination with opioids like fentanyl. they noticed this container which came off a trip from south america showed signs of tampering. and this cell phone video shows them beginning to unload what they found inside. 3200 pounds of cocaine. 1.6 tons.
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street value, $77 million. the drugs were hidden in 60 packages wrapped in colorful burlap bags packed in a shipping container of dried fruit. the dea said it's a sign of change in a demand for cocaine in the u.s. it peaks a few decades ago, but now drug cartels are pushing to make a comeback. >> cocaine was the nemesis in the '90s. but this is traffickers today trying to merge cocaine and fentanyl to create new markets. >> reporter: like other illegal drugs, most cocaine is smuggled into the u.s. across the southern border through check points. and more than 90% comes from colombia where american officials say production is surging. now with the dangerous trend of mixing it with fentanyl, they expect to find more shipments like this one. the arrest and conviction of el chapo is not changing the
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business model for other mexican drug cartels. as for this shipment, investigators say they're tracing how it got there and who was involved. >> wow. all right. pete williams in d.c., thank you. >> thanks. now to an ugly confrontation last night in the nba. it happened between the u.s. jazz and the oklahoma city thund thunder in salt lake city. take a look. >> i swear to god. i'll [ bleep ] you up. you and your wife. >> so what prompted all that? westbrook said the fan was making comments he considered racist and highly disrespectful. now, the fan claims he was only engaging in a playful back and forth with westbrook and didn't say anything offensive. according to a reporter, five utah fans were given warning cards because their comments violated the fan code of conduct. the nba is expected to investigate that. >> i didn't know fans got those warning cards. but something was going on there.
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>> i didn't know there was a fan code of conduct. but there needs to be. mr. roker, what you got? >> we'll look at what's going on across the rest of the country. we've got these severe storms through tikz. also rainy and snowy conditions through the southwest. we've got another system making its way into the pacific as well. here in the east going to be gorgeous. plenty of warm temperatures and sunshine. mid-temperatures -- warm to mid-temperatures. and lake-effect snow in upstate new york. going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. >> you did not tell me your kids were coming. >> it -please. -okay. [ singing in spanish ]
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knollfield. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a beautiful sunrise over the south bay and it's clear now. we will start to see a few more clouds moving in as we go throughout the day. our temperatures go from the mid-40s to the upper 50s. a few spots reaching the low 60s. our winds will pick up as we go throughout the day, and there will be a slight chance of rain in the north bay. other than that, we will continue on with some fairly quiet and dry weather in the forecast. temperatures warm up into the low 70s in the inland valleys by this weekend. >> digging it too. >> [ laughter ] >> coming up -- >> oh, gosh. >> -- the story behind that jaguar attack at an arizona zoo from the woman who was mauled. and then we are going to take you inside the boeing 737 max 8 plane at the center of those major safety concerns this morning, but first on a tuesday morning this is "today" on nbc.
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morning forecast. meteorologist kari has been following all of this. >> it starts out clear and cool. here is a live look outside in san francisco as you get ready to head out the door. a lot of upper 30s and low 40s on the map. it's a chilly start, the cold front increases our winds throughout the day and we'll see some more clouds. highs for the inland valleys low 60s and a warming trend through the rest of the week. highs in the low 70s going into saturday, sunday, and the start of next week. now mike, you have a traffic alert on the road? >> i do, a new one, you see smoke, that's exhaust from industrial place. that's not the concern. i point out the flashing lights blocking two right lanes traveling eastbound, there's university and the overcrossing there. that's the east shore freeway getting away from the bay bridge and jamming up both directions for the spectacle. that makes things toward the berkeley curve a little bit lighter. the other sig alert going on here, reopened two lanes of
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eastbound highway 4 at lone tree and the truck fire still going on and the rest of the bay the standard build, especially the south bay. i'll have another local news update in 30 minutes.
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we're back, it's 7:30 tuesday morning, the 12th of march, 2019. >> we've got a nice crowd on the plaza in just a bit. we are going to start with a check of today's headlines. we begin with the latest on sunday's deadly ethiopian's airline crash. there are growing calls on the faa to ground all boeing 737 max 8's in the united states. overnight australia became the latest country to ground the max 8 until investigators get a read out from those black boxes. china and indonesia have already made that decision to ground the planes along with about two dozen airlines. meanti meantime, in a letter to boeing's employees, the
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company's ceo writes this, we are confident in the safety of the 737 max and in the work of the men and women who design and build it. got an important recall to tell you about, pillsbury's parent company hometown food company is voluntarily recalling more than 12,000 cases of pillsbury unbleached all purpose flour products. those five pound bags could be at risk for salmonella contamination. the products contained best if used by dates of april 19th, 2020, and april 20th2020. consumers who may have purchased that flour are being urged not to consume it. a man spent two hours paragliding across the australian country side but the real danger came after jonathan bishop landed on the ground. that's when two kangaroos approached him at a national park. take a look. >> what's up, skip? let go! get away! [ bleep ] kangaroos
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[ laughter ] >> bishop was punched twice by one of the kangaroos before they both bounced away. he did walk away with a scratch on his arm and a reminder to never call a kangaroo by the nickname skip. speaking of wild animal encounters, remember this woman, we were talking about her yesterday. she was mauled by a jaguar at an arizona zoo. now she's telling her side of the story. she's also apologizing once again. nbc's morgan chesky joins us with the latest on this one. good morning. >> good morning, this woman who was attacked admits she was the one in the wrong here saying she climbed over a barrier to post right up against that steel fencing when the animal latched onto her arm. we do want to warn you some of the images you're about to see are disturbing. >> this morning a woman attacked by a jaguar at an arizona zoo is speaking out telling cbs news she leaned over a concrete barrier to get closer to the animal all for a photo op. >> the black jaguar was up against the fence, and we
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happened to be walking by, and we said hey, lets get some good pictures. >> reporter: but getting those good pictures quickly turned out to be a bad idea, the woman leanne, who is asking that her last name not be used jumped over a low concrete barrier to get closer to the cat's cage. this victim video capturing the terrifying moments after she was attacked. leanne now apologizing to zoo officials telling cbs that she is to blame, but that zoo staff should also take more steps to make the enclosures safer. >> i was in the wrong for leaning over the barrier, but i do think that maybe the zoo should look into moving their fence back. >> reporter: for now officials are removing the jaguar from the exhibit while the zoo investigates the incident saying the animal will not be called because it was provoked. >> anybody can reach out, you know, i'm not the first, and if they don't move the fence i'm probably not going to be the last. >> reporter: a painful lesson that snapping a selfie is not worth sacrificing safety.
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>> i never expected, and i feel like we're all human. we make mistakes, and i learned my lesson. >> we did reach out to the zoo. officials now telling us they've hired an outside consultant who will be re-examining the barrier that that woman was able to climb over. >> all right, morgan, thank you very much. it's now time to turn our attention to mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> things getting a little warmer in the east, a little cooler out west thanks to a dip in the jet stream in the west there turning colder. warming highs in the eastern half of the u.s., nashville 62, savannah, 71. i just like throwing that in. 77 in san antonio, but cooler in salt lake and phoenix today. look at tomorrow, rapid city only 32, but st. louis you're going to be flirting with 70 degrees, same in charleston, jackson 82 tredegrees, and as w move into thursday and that heat moves into the east, binghamton almost 55 degrees, whereas
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denver is going to be 23 degrees colder than usual with a high of only 32. flood watches in the mid to upper mississippi river valley, severe storms down through western texas. rainy through the southwest with mountain snows. here in the east weather looking good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. get ready for a windy day. our winds coming in from the northwest at about 25 to 30 miles per hour. we will be even higher for the coastal areas as well as the hills. and this is all because of a front moving in that will give us some more cool temperatures, highs reaching into the low 60s, and also an increase in cloud cover. our seven-day forecast shows that after today, we go back to some nice quiet weather, and a gradual warming trend gets under way with highs in the 70s this weekend. >> and that's your latest weather, hoda. coming up, oprah's sleep doctor is back to help us unlock the secret of our dreams. >> he's got his work cut out for him. more of our revealing
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today, those lingering safety questions surrounding boeing 737 max 8 airplanes in the wake of that crash in ethiopia. nbc's joe fryer has a closer look. good morning. >> good morning. the ethiopian air crash is not only a terrible tragedy for the victim's families but also a red flag for many in the aviation industry who this morning are debating whether more should be done to ensure the safety of this aircraft. more than 350 of which had been in operation around the world. >> reporter: an aircraft that had been flying high is facing new pressure to stay on the ground. some 20 airlines around the world including every carrier in china and indonesia have taken the boeing 737 max 8 out of service in response to the ethiopian air crash. the max 8 came on the market in 2017. the passengers inside it's not that difference in appearance, but it quickly took off thanks to engines that are 40% quieter and 14% more fuel efficient than the previous model according to
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the manufacturer. these jets listed at around $121 million apiece are completing more than 8,500 flights a week worldwide according to online flight tracking sites. within the u.s., southwest flies 34 of the jets, and american has 24, one of which landed in miami monday afternoon. >> when i saw it was the same plane, you got a little concerned, but there was nothing i can do. all i can do is pray that the pilots knew what they were doing. >> reporter: after the lion air crash in indonesia, the faa made an emergency order requiring that pilots who fly the max 8 know how to bring it out of a sudden nose dive caused by a software issue which is being investigated in that transgenge. american airlines said it will never operate an unsafe aircraft. >> i felt complete confidence in american airlines, with the plane it was not an issue at all. >> reporter: u.s. aviation officials say the 737 max 8 is airworthy, and it's too early to
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draw any conclusions about the ethiopian air crash. some passengers say they're concerned. >> moving forward i will probably check to see what aircrafts are available and then go with something i think is maybe more of a better aircraft. >> reporter: boeing's ceo said the company is working with crash investigators and that it's confident in the safety of the 737 max aircraft writing since its certification and entry into service, the max family has completed hundreds of thousands of flights safely. >> and joe, a lot of people might be afraid to get on one of these planes. the question is how do you know if you are about to get on one? >> passengers can look up their ticket online, often on the choose your seat screen you'll find the type of aircraft you're going to be on. again, so far no u.s.-based carriers have said they'll be grounding the aircraft or issuing refunds. if you are looking for a refund because you don't want to be on one of those planes, experts say you might be out of luck. >> all right, joe, thank you.
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. we are back with the measles outbreak spreading yet again. >> the cdc is out this morning with alarming new numbers showing confirmed cases have more than doubles just in the last month. n nbc's kristen dahlgren is on it again for us. >> health officials say vaccination coverage in the u.s. is 90%, but the latest outbreaks are highlighting pockets of unvaccinated people, and health officials are scrambling to stop the nationwide spread. >> reporter: measles concerns are on the rise as the highly contagious virus spreads across the country. there are now at least 228 confirmed cases in 12 states from coast to coast. that's up 117 cases in one month, 22 in just one week.
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>> we're continuing to see the numbers rise because the disease is so highly contagious, and every time you have pockets of unvaccinated people, the disease is going to spread very quickly. >> reporter: officials confirming six outbreaks, in washington state more than 800 students believed to be exposed to measles in one county have reportedly been told to stay home for up to three weeks as a precaution. a public health emergency was declared in the county in january. new york state is facing two outbreaks. many of those sickened part of orthodox jewish communities where there has been a debate over whether vaccinations are against their religion. one doctor in a hot spot telling nbc news he is accelerating the measles vaccine schedule for local children in order to protect them. measles can spread through coughing and sneezing, lingering in the air or on surfaces for up to two hours. symptoms include fever, rash, runny nose and red eyes. the increase in cases leading to
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more scrutiny of the an anti-vaccine movement. health experts warn it takes a few weeks to develop immunity, and even with a vaccine you're not completely safe. >> if you've had the measles vaccine and have had two doses, you are 97% protected so there's still a very small chance that you could theoretically get sick. >> while there is that slim risk with a vaccine, if you haven't been vaccinated there is a 90% chance you'll get sick if you're exposed to measles. right now this year is on track to be the worst for measles cases in more than 15 years. >> and it's just so contagious. what if you don't remember, honestly, you don't know if you're vaccinated or not. >> it's a good question, a lot of people asking that. if you don't know whether you've received the measles vaccine. you can actually go to your doctor, and they give you a simple blood test to find out. there is a way to find out if you were vaccinated as a child. >> kristen, thank you so much. just ahead, our sleep better today series, and we're getting
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good tuesday morning. right now at 7:56, we wake up to clear skies. here is the live look outside, in walnut creek, on 680, looks pretty good to start out today. our temperatures will start to warm up, reaching into the low 60s today, and all of our inland valleys reaching into the low 60s this afternoon, but there will be some more clouds especially compared to yesterday, and it will be windy. we are going to watch out for a slight chance of rain farther to the north. other than that, we are going to see more dry conditions as we go throughout the rest of the week. a warming trend under way by friday. inland valleys reach up to 67 degrees, and some low 70s for saturday into the rest of the weekend and for san francisco slight chance of rain once again today, and then we're going to see some more 60s throughout the rest of the forecast. we'll be watching that. let's head over to mike forean update on the commute. >> we still have this traffic
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alert eastbound away from the bay bridge gilman street and the off-ramp. the right lane jams up the university avenue on-ramp, university the overcrossing there. jammed up as well from powell off of the berkeley curve. westbound gets a break because folks are distracted by all that activity and that jam folks from richmond. a traffic break eastbound highway 4, they may be clearing the lanes. we have pothole repair work out of the altamont for westbound 580 at grant line road. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now, police announce an arrest in connection to the south san jose woman found stabbed to death in her home on february 28th. officers arrested the 24-year-old suspect last night. he is said to be a drifter although police plan to release more details this afternoon. link to the latest on our twitter feed. and the united kingdom the latest nation to ground all boeing 737 max 8 jets. numerous nations and airlines have done so outside the u.s.,
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this follows this week's crash of a kenya-bound ethiopian airlines plane. our home page has a link to the latest. the biggest school distr in the east bay is facing new financial troubles. the impact it may have on students. plus-- our consumer team gets many complaints about debit card fraud. the new way to protect your pin! tomorrow from 4:30 to 7.
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. it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, under pressure, new calls for the faa to ground all boeing 737 max 8s in the u.s. after that deadly crash in ethiopia. overnight, more countries announcing they're now banning the aircraft, so why are they still flying here in the u.s.? ♪ plus, in your dreams, we are taking a closer look into how and why you dream. >> everyone dreams every night whether you're young or you're old. >> as we reveal our own dreams and take a look at what they actually mean. and goop and some scoop, we'll have more from savannah's exclusive interview with gwyneth
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paltrow, what the actress is revealing about finding lover again. >> congratulations you got married. >> i did, thank you. >> and how she's actually making conscious uncoupling work. >> we really made the commitment to maintaining a family even though we weren't going to be a couple. >> today tuesday, march 12th, 2019. caitlin's turning 21 today! >> we're the flowers family! >> from tennessee to nyc. >> best friends for 14 years. ♪ >> turning double-digits. >> from the woodlands, texas. >> watching the "today" show from the beautiful island paradise of guam. >> celebrating our 13th birthday! >> what'd you call that? >> teen scene. >> it is a teen scene. welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning. we're so happy you're with us.
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we should mention craig is on assignment this morning. he will be back tomorrow. >> if he were here, you know what he'd be saying. use #mytodayplaza. we'll put it on tv. i loved seeing all the way from guam. we do have a lot to get to this half hour. a list of countries grounding boeing 737 max 8 jet liners grew longer overnight, but the united states is in no hurry to join them. tom costello covers aviation for us. he joins us with the very latest. >> reporter: australia now joining china and indonesia among the countries grounding the plane, two dozen airlines doing the same thing. everybody very focused on what will the black boxes from that ethiopian plane crash tell us. investigators have those black boxes. we're going to be looking very closely to see if there are any similarities between that crash in ethiopia that killed everybody on board and the crash in indonesia in october that
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also claimed everybody on board. two brand new 737 max 8s falling out of the sky in five months. the concern is there might be some commonality there that is potentially exposing a fatal flaw, but at this point the faa says it has confidence in the airline and the aircraft. also, every airline that flies this plane in the united states, southwest and american, united with the max 9 and a bunch of canadian airlines are standing behind the max 8 saying they have no reservation about their crews or passengers getting on board, but the nation's biggest flight attendant's union is calling on the faa to be very transparn transparent into looking into whether there is a serious flaw with the max 8. at the moment it is flying a normal day across the country and across canada, for that matter across much of europe as we wait for the black box data out of ethiopia. guys, back to you. >> keep us updated. thank you. severe storms are bringing a harsh blast of of winter to the
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midwest and south today, everything from heavy snow to possible tornados, and al's got a closer look this morning. hi, al. good morning, savannah, we're looking at rain and snow through the southwest. we also are going to be looking at flash flood watches stretching all the way from minnesota back down into kansas. we've also got the possibility of minor flooding to major flooding along the rivers there. we're also looking at for today into tonight an enhanced risk of severe weather, potential tornados throughout much of it texas. tomorrow that area shifts to the east, and as it does we shifts to the east. as it does. cape gerrard to baton rouge. and houston. potentially for damaging winds and hail. low pressure out of southwest. brings heavy rain into the southwest. severe storms into texas. back side of it. heavy snow. albuquerque. denver up into the plains and as it pushes further to the east and then thursday. heavy thunderstorms making their
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way from the great lakes all the way down into new orleans and back behind it more know. rainfall-wise, a wide swath stretching from the plains down into the mississippi river valley. some areas may see 3-5 inches of rain. and the backside we've got blizzard conditions. snowfall ranges 1-2 inches per hour from drang go into the dak toews. >> thank you. more rain is expected in brazil where flooding has killed at least 11 since the weekend. monday entire neighborhoods were cutoff by the rising water. firefighters used bottas for restranded people to safety and a helicopter was called in to rescue a woman. defying international sanctions.
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designed to hamper north korea's nuclear program but according to u.n. experts the north has stolen hundreds of millions by hacking into the banks and foreign crypt currency accounts. and experts say the country raises cash by selling weapons to rebel groups overseas. north korea's leader kim jong un tried unsuccessfully to have those sanctions lifted during last month's failed summit with president trump. check out the guy in the black jacket in land. couple of seconds later. huge section of brick wall collapsed down onto the ground. hard to believe nobody was hurt. it was caused by gale force winds and heavy rain pounding britain over the weekend. may have been a factor in the wall's collapse. can you imagine that guy? >> seeing that and thinking that was close. >> 8:06. we got the news. let's get a boost. >> moms are known for multi
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tasking skills but we have a dad to keep an eye on on daddy duty in a soccer game in atlanta. figured a way to entertain his girl without missing any of the action. a smart phone. creativity. there she sits enjoying herself. dad sen joying himself. mom is probably watching going what's going on will? >> i thought it was a bonding opportunity. >> exactly. >> funny. i love it. >> still ahead the bizarre singing competition that had jimmy fallon and rick jer vase strugglin to keep it together. >> and gwyneth getting personal. >> if you had asked me a couple years ieg ago i probably would have leaned towards not getting married again but sometimes life just surprises you. >> gwyneth opens up about finding love again. and a lot more after this.
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successes mounted over the past decade, gwyneth paltrow said she wasn't always sure she'd find love again, but she did marrying producer brad falchuk last fall in her east hampton home. >> i haven't said congratulations. you got married. >> i did, thank you. so did you always think you might get married again or did you think i'll never get married again. >> i never thought one way or the other. i really didn't. i guess if you'd asked me a couple of years ago i probably would have leaned towards not getting married again, but then sometimes life just surprises you. and it's been -- it's been really fun. i really -- i'm so happy that i was sort of given this other opportunity. >> yeah. your eyes light up. that's a good sign. >> do they? >> yes, they do. >> paltrow and falchuk now have a blended family, his two teenagers and her children with ex-husband chris martin, apple and moses. paltrow and martin famously
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split in 2014 announcing they were consciously uncoupling, an unorthodox phrase that immediately went viral. >> the world went insane, but you are actually doing it. you are actually showing what that means. how have you been able to continue keeping what appears to be a very friendly, loving family that just looks different now? >> we really made the commitment to maintaining the family, even though we weren't going to be a couple, and so we sort of thought through that, like how would that work, and how would that be, and both chris and i have made a commitment to continue to love the things about each other that we've always loved and to really continue to develop our friendship and to find ways to continue to communicate. there's been a long process to it. at some point maybe i'll write a book because it's been like -- you really have to focus on
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forgiveness and, you know, spite that comes up, you have to let it go. >> it's not effortless. >> it's definitely not effortless. but now at this point, you know, five years later, it's pretty good, but the first couple of years it was very effortful, you know, and for the sake of the children, we were really committed to maintaining the family structure, and so even though it looked a bit different. it's also been really nice to see the culture embrace the idea, and you know, people stop me all the time and say, you know, i know you like took a will the of crap flot of crap for that in the beginning, but thank you so much for doing that. i never would have thought to pursue that line of thinking. >> much has changed in the decades since paltrow burst onto the scene as a teenage actress, including hollywood itself. >> do you ever think what took so long for anything to be done about not just harvey weinstein but the whole thing?
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>> yes and no. i mean, i think we grew up where that system was so solidified. i mean, it felt like there was nothing you could ever do to -- >> it just was the way it was. >> it was the way it was, and it was about how do i navigate around this to not get fired, to not get in trouble. i actually think it needed to happen in this critical mass kind of way, culturally everything that has happened needed to happen, you know, because our examples for when a woman had spoken out about this in the past were really not a good outcome for the woman, for the most part. so for whatever reason it was time. it was time. >> reporter: these days paltrow's time is spent growing her booming business and keeping up with two teenagers. >> do you have any big other -- another mountain you're looking to climb? >> no, i think i've got my hands full right now. you know, we have a lot going on
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at goop. i'm not looking for like a new mountain to climb. i might fall over and die. >> you've already summited. you're good. >> yeah, we're good. >> i'm struck by how open she is about her life. >> she was. >> i didn't expect that. >> it was really interesting. it's funny, when they said that conscious uncoupling, i think i remember when that broke in the morning, we were all like what does that mean. it sounded kind of goofy and hollywoody and you seem how she seems to be making it work. she posted a picture of chris martin, her ex-husband's birthday with a really loving friendly message about the father of her children. she's got new love and they seem to all make it work and be friendly. good for her. >> people are kind of catching up to her now, kind of thinking more like her. >> yeah. you're right. >> it was fun to talk to her, yeah. >> cool interview. >> mr. roker, you got a check of the weather. >> and she's pepper pots and ironman, who's going to argue with that. severe storms making their way are from texas into the
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mid-plains. we're also looking at rainy conditions in the southwest. plenty of sunshine mid-atlantic states into florida and some lake effect snow in >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. beautiful sunshine with chilly temperatures as you get ready to head on out the door. we go from the upper 30s and low 40s to low 60s today. we will see more clouds moving in and our winds picking up. it will be a windy afternoon. as a cold front moves through, our highs reach into the low 60s. then we begin a gradual warming trend as our dry weather continues. by the weekend, we're in the low 70s up to 73 degrees by sunday. and that's your latest weather. > favorite part of the day. >> stop it. first up last night on the tonight show jimmy fallon and his guest ricky gervais had some fun during a singoff of sorts
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called singing in the face where the pair had to sing a random randomly curated song while holding a random liqueur rated expression ♪ a party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the year ♪ ♪ so bring your good times and your laughter too ♪ ♪ we're going to celebrate and party with you ♪ ♪ come on ♪ you know wherever i am, i'll come running ♪ ♪ oh, yeah, baby >> what is happening there. fir . up next, courtney cox back in 1984 she jumped on stage and danced alongside bruce springsteen. nearly 35 years later cox's daughter coco is taking the stage as well. here's a look at her singing in cox's boyfriend's band, which happens to be snow patrol.
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♪ i need your grace, to find my own ♪ ♪ if i lay here, if i just lay here ♪ ♪ would you lie with me and just forget the world ♪ >> not bad. savannah's going to turn her chair for that. >> i will turn my chair. can you imagine being 14 and you get to sing with snow patrol. >> great lead singer, it's gary lightbody. cox is dating johnny who plays guitar and piano in the band. a real nice moment there. quick congratulations in order, just a little after a week, the jonas brothers new single sucker has reached the hot 100 singles chart.
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prooefrs previously the highest they had made was it no. 5 in 2008. congratulations to the jonas br bros. james corden pulled an epic prank on david beckham. it started when they decided to honor the star by creating a statue to be placed in front of the stadium. james corden thought it'd be funny to build a fake statue and present it to beckham just before the ceremony while under the impression that all the cameras were there just to film it for the l.a. galaxy. here's the moment that beckham saw his statue while corden watched behind the scenes. >> david beckham, we want you to meet david beckham. [ laughter ] >> this is a better angle maybe?
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>> look at my eyes. >> my parents are coming over from london. my wife's coming. but look how long my arms are. [ laughter ] >> i honestly look like stretch armstrong. where are you going to move it to? back to the studio. [ laughter ] >> probably done me a favor there. >> oh, my god, what's happened! [ bleep ] [ laughter ] >> how about that. beckham saw the humor in it saying on instagram, still laughing. and just in case you were wondering, here's what the real statue looks like. i guess that's it right there. >> wow. >> it's a little more accurate. >> i think so. >> that's your pop start today, guys. >> cool, thank you, carson. the spring break season is here, and this morning we're going to help you save some money on a trip.
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is it better to rent a car or use ride sharing services? nbc's kerry sanders took a trip to one popular spot to find out. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: with so many of us freezing across the country and this being march, it might be time to take a little mini vacation to a warmer climate, but here's a question of dollars and cents, does it make sense to rent a car on vacation or should you just go everywhere with a ride share app? >> you made. it you're on vacation, you booked your hotel, planned out your trip. when it comes to getting around, it's going to cost you, between the rental car, parking, and gas, is it really the cheapest option, or should you take ride share instead? >> we've made it here to orlando florida for a little mini vacation, and with me is nbc producer lindsey. >> hi, gary. >> how are you doing? >> good. >> we're going to check this out. we're going to compare ride share and rental, and kbroyou'r going to get. >> i'm getting a rental car from the airport, taking it
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everywhere we go. >> and i will get -- we'll use uber, and i will compare how much it costs. >> exactly, let's do it. >> two-day mini vacation. >> i ordered my uber from the curb at arrivals. >> according to the app, the car will be here in seven minutes. >> and lindsey helds to the rental car center. >> i have to walk out of the airport across the street to a parking lot to get the rental zbl car. >> i get to the hotel seven minutes before she does. >> we're here. >> hi. >> for valet. >> that's going to cost her $29 per night, and we're just getting started. >> we're now going to head to a fabulous orlando attraction. >> yes, we are. i'll go in the uber. you'll take. >> the rental car. >> lindsey hands over her valet ticket. here he comes. i get picked up within minutes. fernando? >> yes. >> first stop, the icon orlando, a giant observation wheel. and we're let out. thanks, fernando. >> right at the base, but i'm stuck waiting for lindsey.
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>> the parking is free, but i've got to find a spot myself. >> when she finally gets here. >> made it. >> yes, but we missed the sunset. >> we did, didn't we? >> actually, you missed it. i didn't. >> the view is still worth it. we hit the road again off to dinner. >> see you there. >> this time i'm stuck waiting for my uber, and lindsey gets there 15 minutes before me. >> and i got a parking spot right up front. but we're not done just yet. next destination, disney world. >> see you there, kerry. lindsey gets a head start, but i'm not too far behind, and i get to cruise right past the parking lot. >> that is front door service. >> while lindsey ends up in a sea of cars waiting to park. >> it's $25? >> $25. >> another parking fee for lindsey, and then she has to take a tram to the entrance where i'm waiting. >> it took me long enough, huh?
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>> i've been waiting 21 minutes for you. >> sorry. >> you could have come on that. >> well, i had to drive. >> and park. >> and you had to wait. >> let's go. she keeps me waiting again when we go to nbc's universal orlando resort. >> why am i always waiting for you? >> you win again, kerry. you win. >> selfie. >> we made it. but it's not just all that time i'm saving in the backseat of my uber. >> there's definitely something to be said for not driving and relaxing. >> lindsey has to drive and navigate at the same time. and when it's time for us to head back to the airport, vacation over. lindsey has to pay for tolls along the way. >> hi, how are you? >> it's $1? >> and fill up her rental. but it's smooth sailing for me. >> i'm going to bet for sure that i beat lindsey here to the airport. >> it's time to tally up our trip. >> so i had the convenience of a
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car when i wanted one picking me up and dropping me off right at the spot. let's see who won on the financial front? your total is. >> my rental car receipt and the parking fees and everything, my total was $416.59. >> i won. my total is $165.31. >> ouch, that hurts. >> lindsey's total more than double mine. that's an extra $251.22 still in my pocket. >> good luck expensing this. >> there are added pieces of the puzzle like tipping the uber driver or to the valet if you have a rental car. we left that out because tipping is a personal decision on how much you give, and if you have children you can get car seats in ubers for an extra cost. that is availables guys, back to you. >> i'm kind of on the uber train. >> it's a big savings no matter what. >> if you got a lot of kids, three four kids, stuff.
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>> you need the car, minivan. >> we should all go on vacation. >> with kerry. the story behind this sleepy timegood morning, it )s 8-26... i )m ... a live look from nbc bay area skyranger flying right now over highway 24 near highway 13 in oakland. and a good morning to you. this is near highway 13 in oakland. that is where chp is investigating a freeway shooting. this happened around 6:30 this morning. right now, details are sketchy, but we know a man called 911 reporting that he was shot. he was transported to the hospital with nonlife threatening issues. mike is loot at your
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commute. >> that shooting, that police activity was a major concern. chopper did check that out. over here, traffic alert cleared from the east shore freeway eastbound. recovering unexpectedly slow, jumping on there heading up towards berkeley. westbound, that's not so bad. here is 24, the community market and the crash and the car fire, they've all cleared from east beyond highway 4. there's activity there. the rest of the bay looks mooth. west 580, we have two left lanes blocked markets because of that big pothole. back to you. >> more local news coming up in around 30 minutes.
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it is 8:30 now. it is tuesday, march 12th, 2019, and we've got a great crowd out on the plaza. lots of birthdays, celebrations, babies, anniversaries and then there's just some nice warm temperatures out here on our plaza. nice to have you with us. >> that's right. by the way, if you are planning your summer vacation, we've got a thought for you. >> what?
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>> universal orlando resort is unveiling a new attraction at the wildly popular wizarding world of harry potter. here to tell us more about it, none other you may know him as dra coe mall for identificatifom as tom falcon. how are you, sir? >> good to be here. this is kind of interesting. this is a ride that probably holds the world's record for longest name. >> it's a mouthful. it's a very exciting ride, magical creature motorbike adventure. it's going to be a high octane fast ride through the forbidden forest. >> they've twain actually impor like a thousand trees. >> 1,200, most of them were planted by myself, single handed. >> alan gilmore and his team they worked so hard to get it looking amazing. >> here's the deal you've got all these things going on there, different creatures in there. >> yes. >> and kind of you actually
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visited universal when you were a young lad right? >> absolutely. i went there like three times as a kid. this is a truly strange and surreal experience the fact that now i get to be part of the theme park. >> okay. so i've got a little idea here. where is madison and rikay. >> madison from texas? >> yes. >> are you a big harry potter fan? >> huge harry potter fan. >> big tom falcon fans? >> yes! >> give aus a cuddle, i like that! >> that's about as good as it gets. no, that's not right, would you like to check out the new ride at universal? >> yes, yes! >> guess what, you're heading to orlando to experience the new coaster. all right? all three parks! the trip includes round trip airfare, three night stay at the sapphire resort, provided by our sister company universal orlando
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resort. are you excited. >> oh my gosh! >> everybody's excited. hagrid's motorbike adventure opens june 13th. have another cuddle. >> oh, that's fantastic. really terrific. tom, thank you. that's great. >> that is so cool. >>congratulations. >> we have a huge half hour ahead. we're doing our sleep series. jenna's here and we're going to interpret our dreams and even some nightmares. jenna, wake up. you're on, and dr. breus is back right there. we'll hear about dream interpretation. plus, we're going to catch up with oscar isaac. he stars alongside ben affleck, and see if we can get him to spill a few secrets from the next "star wars" movie. guess who we have on the third hour of "today"? a good buddy of ours, mr. jay le leno! >> that's right, he's going to be stopping by.
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we're going to find out what he's been up to, talk about his comedy, his cars and his cholesterol, the three c's. >> i'm going to crash that party. fun. >>. let me explain our buddy, sunny's outfit, he's got the islanders jersey on. he went to the game. he had a lot of fun. he met the team's fans, mascots and a few players. he was good luck, the islanders won 2-0. he spent time with radar. the islanders also have a pup by with a purpose. he's in training with the guide dog foundation. we want to say thanks to our friends at the islanders and congrats on the big win. >> sunny had a late night. >> he did. >> mr. roker, you got a check of the weather? >> but first. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by edward jones because understanding what's important to you matters. let's take a look, see what we have for you starting with today, a lot of heavy weather and storms making their way through the southwest and texas.
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flood watches mid-mississippi river valley, looks nice along the east coast. for tomorrow the sunshine continues in the east, but heavy rain and severe storms along the mississippi river valley. blizzard conditions back through the plains. sunshine down through southern and central california. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are seeing sunshine now, but clouds will move in as we go throu throughout the day. gusty winds expected with our temperatures reaching into the upper 50s in the south bay and some inland areas reaching the low 60s and looking at a couple of spotty showers farther to the north. other than that, we are going to have a nice quiet forecast as our warming trend begins. we'll be in the low 70s for the inland areas in time for the weekend. up to 73 this sunday. and that is your latest weather. carson. coming up, what's in a dream, jenna here, we're going
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to wake her up. she's going to explore the how and the why. the sleep doctor is back, we're going to interpret some of our
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you're hogging all the covers. >> anyway, we're back with day two of our special series sleep better today. this morning a deep dive into our dreams. >> i know. so the stories that play in our mind are fascinating, and we'll be decoding our dreams in a moment, but first a closer look at just what's in a dream. >> but it wasn't a dream. it was a place, and you and you and you and you were there. >> we dream lots of silly things. >> reporter: from the silly to the stressful, our dreams are ever changing, always intriguing. sometimes they're realistic, but more often bizarre.
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some dreams are vivid with cinematic narratives. others are vague, flashing images and emotions, but one thing is certain, all dreams are captivating and complex. the act of dreaming is universal. >> everyone dreams every night whether you're young or you're old. unfortunately we don't always remember our dreams, but they're definitely there. >> reporter: we typically dream three to six times per night, each episode 5 to 20 minutes long. most dreaming occurs during our rem sleep where we experience high levels of brain activity. so why do we dream? the answer remains a mystery. however, theories have been shared for centuries. ancient greeks and romans believed dreams were divine communications, messages from the gods. sigmond freud said dreams reveal our unconscious desires. >> dreams are a sequence of emotions, images, information that we sequence together sometimes in a little bit strange way, and it usually has
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to do with whatever we were thinking about right before sleep. >> farfetched stories based on real emotions leading us to analyze our dreams long after we wake up. >> okay. and that is what we are about to do. we're going to analyze our dreams with sleep specialist dr. michael breus. good morning. >> anybody have a dream last night they want to talk about? >> what if you don't remember your dreams? >> very common to not remember your dreams. you will remember your dreams if you wake up during rem sleep. >> let's talk about anxiety dreams. does anybody else have -- >> what's yours? >> mine is that i didn't go to one math class and i have to take the final, and i don't know one thing on it. >> so that's very, very common. my stress dream is i'm in high school, and the bell rings and i run to my locker to open it and i can't remember the combination. >> i have some version of that school dream literally once or twice a week. >> so here's a couple of things. if you have a repetitive dream like that, don't look at the context, look at what's going on in your life. when i have that dream, there's
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something going on with me that i need to start to explore because i'm having stress in my dream. >> but savannah watches "grease" three times a week, got the outfit. >> it's so funny, before haley i had a dream all the time. it was the set, this set was far away and i'm in the woods, and i'm literally running through the woods, and there are random people there that go where is it, it's a minute till. is it over there, and i'm running so hard that like -- >> let me ask you a question about that. are these literal or metaphors? >> they could be both. so when you're running, are you slower when you're running? >> yes. so this is very common for people to almost be in slow motion or like in quick sand. during rem sleep your body is paralyzed so you don't act out your dreams. that part of the dream is what's coming through your brain. that's how your brain interprets it, you're moving slowly. there's somebody coming after
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you but you're actually paralyzed. >> i have the plane dream that is not fun. >> where it crashes? >> and it actually crashes. i get the feeling. the most vivid thing about the dream is i can feel the weight. if you can imagine and it falling, the feeling of falling, and that part of the dream feels so real. >> that's important to recognize that that could be one of your stress dreams. so the fact that the plane is going up or going down doesn't actually matter but if you're having it on a repetitive nature, what behind that might it mean. so you travel quite a bit. that could have something to do with your like or dislike of your travel. >> i drink bloody marys on planes. i don't dream about that. >> what about nightmares, for example, that's obviously a nightmare. have you ever heard like you can never die in your dream, and if you did then you'll actually die. >> if you die in your dream you don't actually die. that is a myth. >> i promise you're still here with us. >> unless this is a dream. >> which could be a good point. when you look at nightmares,
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there's usually an emotional component and it's usually negative. it's usually something like something happens and you wake up from it. it feels very, very vivid, and there's a negative emotion associated with it. regular stress dreams aren't -- they're not fun but they're not necessarily negative. >> when do you need to get checked out? my wife is seriously violent at times and i wake her up because she feels in distress. >> i would want to look at her. >> why? what would that mean? >> when somebody's moving around that much in their sleep, we'd want to look at things like sleep walking, sleep talking, rem behavior disorder. there's a lot of things. it could be plain old sleep deprivation. if it's moving around and on the violent side, i'd want to know what's going on. from a safety perspective i wouldn't want her to hurt herself. >> i'm sleeping downstairs. sometimes when i'm dreaming i feel like i know i'm in a dream. >> that is called a lucid dream. this is a skill everybody can actually obtain. when you're inside your dream, you wake up inside your dream and realize that you're
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dreaming. >> like i'm telling myself i know this is a dream. >> yeah. >> right, there's actually called lucid dreaming. it's a skill set. you can learn how to lucid dream, and you can order up whatever you want. >> so i could be like hey, and then roger federer walks in. >> yeah. >> if you wake up from a dream, can you go back to sleep and resume it? >> dreaming works like chapters in a book. if you wake somebody up at the beginning of the night, whatever that theme is, if you wake them up later, that theme is running. >> how can you remember your dreams, if you're sitting here going i don't remember any of them. >> i always warn people, it's not that hard to remember your dreams. in a journal write down everything you can remember. after five or seven days you'll start to remember your dreams. be careful, there's a reason why we don't remember every single dream. >> why? >> what i would say is i don't think we know the reason exactly, but our brains only hold onto those dreams for about 30 to 60 minutes or so, and then they're kind of gone. you might not want to remember every dream. >> what does oprah dream about? >> so i don't know what oprah
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dreams about. >> you're her doctor. >> i've been on oprah's show. i am not her sleep doctor. >> what are you hiding? >> i'm hiding nothing. >> i've had this when you fall and then you wake up -- >> i hate that. >> that is called the sleep start. that happens at the beginning of the sleep cycle. what it is is your brain is transitioning from wake into sleep, and your body is getting into that position where you're becoming more and more relaxed and it feels like you're falling. >> what about this whole idea that there's symbols in dreams like you know, oh, i saw a cat that means whatever. >> if you're swimming in water. it doesn't mean you hate your mother or something like that. okay? it means that there are certain things that mean something to you. and you know what those symbols are. when you walk into the kitchen and your dog is eating spaghetti with your third grade teacher, it might be because something happened in third grade or your dog jumped on the bed or you have d you had too many bloody marys. >> i want to put a picture up and just ask you as a sleep expert, what would you do with
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this adorable person? >> i'm drinking your tea. >> he's drinking guava leaf. >> i went to sleep at 9:45, i woke up at 1:47. >> what are the glasses about? >> the glasses are the anti-blue device. >> maybe you should take your glasses off. >> the retainers to keep these from protrude k and there's a built in bite plate. >> so you don't grind your teeth. >> very cool technology. >> you're just as cute as you can be in that picture. >> maybe that's why siri's so violent in her sleep. >> that's exactly right. >> maybe you're scaring her in the middle of the night. >> this was fun. >> so fascinating. >> you're coming back later in the week, right? >> yeah, we're going to have another piece later on. >> we've got ways to improve your sleep and a quiz to figure out what kind of sleeper you are. you can find it at coming up next, we're going to sit down with oscar isaac to
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talk about his new movie with ben affleck, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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oscar isaac is part of the all star cast in the new netflix film "triple frontier." he plays a u.s. forces operative who recruits a group of comrades to steal millions from a notorious drug lord. take a look. >> there's our man larea. look what's there behind him. >> looks like money to me. >> what about the bert? >> with 3 million bucks i'll be there. >> so they got a bird, we got a van. we got larea confirmed in the house with the money. >> oscar, good morning. >> good morning. >> like the concept of this one. you guys have worked your whole lives in the special forces and suddenly you find you don't even have the money to like put your kids through school or get
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basics, so you say i'm going to take what's owed to me. >> right. >> so you recruit. >> that's right. >> when you heard the concept of this movie, was it a two thumbs up for you? >> well, yeah, i think also the fact that jc shand o', r directed it. i worked with him on a film. it was a much smaller movie. i could walk to work. this was a much bigger scale film. the concept was fascinating. it is about these guys, these people that sacrificed themselves physically and mentally for their countries, and often come back and have a hard time getting employed and have a hard time getting back into the civilian life, and so there's that, and at the same time there's that p arabel abou greed. >> was this a thing where you had to get in great physical shape? did they say you have to really be this part? >> there was a little bit of that. what's amazing, as soon as we met these guys, the actual special forces advisers that we
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had, particularly these guys, kevin vance, nick john, r.j. casey. >> the real deal. >> this guy's like 8 foot tall, his legs are like tree trunks. he's so humble and soft spoken and kept encouraging us. sometimes you would look and he would be carrying camera cases and helping the crew. that's what leadership is. these guys infused us with confidence. >> you have another little film coming out, i can't remember the name, oh, yeah, "star wars." that's right. that's the one. i know those things kept under lock and key. is there anything that you are putting out there that fans have to look forward to with this new one? >> i think just it is the end of the entire sky walker saga. >> wow. nine stories and this is the culmination of the thing, and i think what j.j. has done and the whole lucas team is going to be incredibly fulfilling and special for us. you'll get to learn a lot more new things about these characters. >> how much have you thought about carrie fisher in this
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last -- >> we've thought about her so much. her spirit's there. her daughter came and played a part that she played in the last film as well, last couple of films. so you know, her spirit was definitely there with us, and missing her a lot. >> i'm going to sound like a teenage boy, but you just turned 40. >> i did. >> how does that feel for you? >> it feels kind of like how you sound there, a little caught in my throat. uh, 40. >> how are you taking that? in stride? >> yeah, you know, it just happened this weekend. not everybody makes it that far, so i'm happy i'm one of the ones that did. no, it's great. it's exciting. i get a fresh start at a new decade. >> and i'm looking at your life and i think what a cool life you have. you got great movies. you've got a great life and you have the most adorable little 2-year-old. >> yeah. >> i mean tell me what he means in the course of your life. >> he means not a will the of sleep, woke up at 4:00 this
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morning. >> of course you did. >> which is maybe why it took me a little long to get here. it's a completely different thing. you realize how valuable time is and how quickly that goes, and for me that's the most precious commodity is time, wanting time to be home and so now it costs a lot more to get me out. >> one of the great things about him, not only is he a great influence on your life, his name comes from a beautiful place, doesn't it? >> yes, his name is eugene. my mom's name was ochenia, and she passed away two months before he was born. >> your mom lives on in that little boy. >> yes. >> thank you for sharing us, and i can't wait to see both movies that are coming out soon. "triple frontier" is in select theaters and on netflix starting tomorrow. >> we are back i
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to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
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her home in south san jose. investigators say that a 59-year-old bambi larson was stabbed multiple times. officers found her body on february 28th. this morning, san jose police confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old drifter, carlos coranza. here is the photo from his booking. police interviewed him last night and took him into custody. happening right now, bob is following the developments and we'll have a live report on our mid day news cast. united kingdom is mow the latest nation is ground all boeing 737 max8 jets. numerous nations and airlines have done so, but in the u.s. so far, no one has issued those guidelines and no usair line has made any announcement. follow-up to that crash coming up for you at mid day. the bigge
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