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we love this shot anyway. have a great morning. good morning, in the clear, the justice department says no charges for the president after the two-year mueller investigation comes to an end. >> it's complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction. >> just ahead, inside the details the special counsel finding no collusion, but sidestepping the question of whether the president obstructed justice. attorney general william barr stepping in to say there's no case, and democrats vow to fight. >> must step in to get the truth and provide full transparency to the american people. >> this morning the reaction from both sides and what it could all mean for the 2020 election. may day.
>> it felt like the titanic. rescued passengers finally back on land this morning after a cruise ship nightmare, their boat losing power and rocked by stormy seas leading to injuries and daring rescues. >> last 24 hours, it's very, very scary. very frightening. >> we are live at the port where travelers are opening up about the harrowing ordeal. heading to court, the first defendants in that stunning college admissions scandal set to face a judge today as lori loughlin's fuller house cast mates break their silence. all that, plus show time for apple, the tech giant's star-studded plan to take on netflix and amazon being revealed today. gronk's good-bye. why one of the nfl's most colorful stars is calling it a career at age 29. and march madness indeed, top seeded duke narrowly escapes a major upset to remain one of the 16 teams still dancing
today, monday, march 25th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. hoda is in studio 1a. lots to talk about here. >> absolutely. let's get right to what we know at this point about the findings from that mueller report. >> the attorney general william barr delivered his review to congress late sunday, and here are the main takeaways. the special counsel's investigation found no evidence that the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with russia to influence the 2016 election. mueller's team drew no conclusions one way or the other on the other big issue, whether the president obstructed justice.
but the attorney general and deputy attorney general said they have decided not to prosecute, and the president was quick to weigh in claiming complete and total exoneration. there's a lot to digest here. we've got it all covered including a live interview with white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders just heard. we will begin with nbc's kristen welker. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. this is a definitive political victory for president trump and his allies. they are feeling triumphant today. the cloud of collusion that has loomed large over his presidency for nearly two years has been lifted by the answer about whether the president obstructed justice isn't as clear, and now democrats and republicans are drawing new battle lines. >> president trump claiming victory and vindication. >> so it's complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction. this was an illegal takedown that failed. >> reporter: those fiery words coming after attorney general
william barr gave congress a summary of the report by special counsel robert mueller sunday evening. on the main question of whether the trump campaign colluded with russia, the report was crystal clear, quote, the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election. but on the other key question, whether the president tried to obstruct justice, the special counsel didn't give a definitive answer leaving it to the attorney general to decide whether to charge the president with a crime. barr telling lawmakers, while mueller's report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. but barr and his deputy rod rosenstein concluded mr. trump's conduct did not reach the threshold of a crime initially fueling those concerns about obstruction, a number of actions by the president including firing former fbi director james
comey and when mr. trump said this to lester holt. >> when i decided to do it, i said to myself, i said you know this russia thing with trump and russia is a made up story. >> and the president's constant criticism of mueller himself. >> and now i have somebody writing a report that never got a vote. it's called the mueller report. >> reporter: in a joint statement, top congressional democrats nancy pelosi and chuck schumer slamming barr's conclusion about obstruction, accusing him of bias and insisting he is not a neutral observer. the leaders noting barr once questioned mueller's authority to investigate the president, the chairman of the house judiciary committee demanding to see the full report and threatening to use subpoena power. >> as much information as can be made public should be made public without delay. we will ask the attorney general to testify before the house judiciary committee. >> reporter: and while many republicans including the president have expressed support
for releasing the findings, they also say it's time to turn the page. senator lindsey graham writing in a statement overnight, now it is time to move on and govern the country. in all mueller's team issued an astonishing 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, and interviewed approximately 500 separate witnesses. the investigation has ensnared the president, the white house and his inner circle for nearly two years. for mr. trump returning to the white house late sunday, a simple sentiment for a monumental moment. >> i just want to tell you that america is the greatest place on earth, the greatest place on earth. thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: and a senior doj official tells nbc news barr did not consult with mueller before releasing his summary. while there are bipartisan calls to release the report, the big question now is how much will congress and the public actually get to see? expect that to be the big fight going forward with democrats demanding to review the entire
report, savannah. >> all right, kristen, thank you so much. we're joined by white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders. sarah, good morning. >> good morning. >> good to be with you. the president seems elated, maybe even relieved. he said america is a great country at the white house yesterday. he's in a position now to publicly support maybe even authorize the release of this underlying mueller report. will he do so? >> i think that the president is doing exactly what he should, and that's leaving that decision into the hands of the attorney general, and we'll see what decision he makes on that front. >> well, last week he said let it come out, and of course there was a bipartisan vote in the house to release the -- publicly the mueller report itself, so he's already on the record, so does he or does he not support the public release of this? >> look, i don't think the president has any problem with it. he has been the most transparent accessible president we've seen in modern history. this is a person who loves to engage with the media, takes questions day in, day out.
he's more than happy for any of this stuff to come out because he knows exactly what did and didn't happen. now frankly the rest of america knows. they know there was no collusion. they know there was no obstruction, and it's a complete and total exoneration of the president. >> if that's the case, is he willing to wave any claim of executive privilege so, again, this could be made public? >> i'm not going to get into the weeds on executive privilege. that's a determination, again, that the attorney general and white house counsel's office would have to make. they do want to protect individual americans, and they also want to protect the office of the presidency. this is something, frankly, that should never have happened. this is a two-year waste of taxpayer time and dollars. they spent over $25 million on this just to find out that there was nothing there. this should never happen to another president, and we want to make sure that the institution of the president is protected. >> let's be clear about what this report -- what this letter is and what it isn't. it is an exoneration, a legal exoneration with regard to
conspiracy or collusion. as to this issue of whether the president obstructed justice in this investigation, the special counsel doesn't say, and in fact, makes a point to say this report does not conclude the president committed a crime. it also does not exonerate him. would you acknowledge it is incorrect for the president to call this a total exoneration. >> not at all. it is a complete and total exoneration. here's why. because the special counsel, they said they couldn't make a decision one way or the other. the way the process works is then they leave that up to the attorney general. the attorney general and the deputy attorney general went through and based their decision on mueller's investigation. this wasn't based on just their own ideas and their own thinking. it was based on mueller's investigation. >> in point of fact you have a special counsel because the person is supposed to be independent and supposed to make this legal judgment. in this case for whatever reason, mueller didn't. attorney general barr took it upon himself to issue a legal
conclusion, and some critics are saying, wait a minute, he did it in 48 hours, and he wrote a memo six months ago, eight months ago in june last year stating there wasn't an obstruction of justice case so the criticism is here's a guy making a snap judgment who had already made up his mind about the case and it's on the record. >> it's not a snap judgment. this is a -- anybody that knows attorney general barr including a number of democrats who have known him for decades and have talked about what a great individual he is and how highly respected he is in the legal community, he takes his job seriously. let's be clear, it wasn't that he took this upon himself. that's the process of the law. when the special counsel couldn't make a decision, couldn't make a final determination, they refer that to the attorney general to make that decision. he made it in conjunction with the deputy attorney general who's been intimately involved in this process from the very beginning. it's not like you have somebody that just showed up onto the
scene making this in a silo. >> what about the idea he already had judged the case. i mean, he wrote a 19 page memo stating there's no obstruction case against the president before he saw one piece of evidence. >> look, i think that it is very clear -- look at bob mueller's report. he could not make a determination. in the legal community when you can't convict somebody on something, you're exonerating them, legally exonerating them. >> you're not. as a legal matter to say that you can't prosecute someone because they don't meet the elements of the statute it's not an exoneration. >> they couldn't make a decision. the big take away here is that there was nothing to show conclusively that the president obstructed justice. they couldn't make a final decision. they followed the legal process. they referred it to the attorney general who consulted with the deputy attorney general who had not been -- had no memo and had been intimately involved from the beginning, and together they made that decision. >> it is a legal clean bill of health. this letter says there's not
going to be charges against the president on both of these. >> let's also not forget when there is no crime and there is no collusion, it's very hard to obstruct something. >> that's a technical legal argument that may or may not have guided the decision-making here. let me ask you this, for the last two years the president has absolutely eviscerated bob mueller, a lifelong public servant, a former marine, a registered republican. he's called him a national disgrace, discredited, a prosecutor gone rogue, who oversaw a gang of thugs. in the end this individual conducted investigation, came to a conclusion that ultimately cleared as we just discussed the president. did robert mueller deserve better from the president than this kind of language and behavior? >> frankly, i think the american people deserved better. they didn't deserve for the election of this president to be trying to be taken down -- >> the president's rhetoric about a public servant doing a job. >> are you kidding? the president's rhetoric matches
the media and democrats have called the president an agent of a foreign government. that is an accusation equal to veeson, which is punishable by death in this country. >> wait a minute. you have kids and you know that if you say did you do this, the answer isn't yeah, but my brother did that. so let's talk about the president's behavior. he called robert mueller -- he trashed him for two years, and in the end mueller just did an investigation that ultimately the president considers a total exoneration of him. does he owe robert mueller an apology for that kind of rhetoric? >> i think democrats and the liberal media owe the president and they owe the american people an apology. they wasted two years and created a massive disruption and distraction from things that people -- that impact everyone's day-to-day life. i mean, let's not forget this took place under the obama administration. you had people like clapper and brennan lying to congress to perpetuate this idea of russia
collusion against the president of the united states -- >> i think they're talking about the fact that russia did, in fact, meddle in our elections, which is borne out by this latest report and the intelligence agencies of the u.s. >> and they tried to tie the president of the united states to it. it was completely false and completely wrong. >> i think that was the subject of the investigation, which we now have the results of, and they are very clear. it says no collusion. sarah, thank you. >> i think it's a shame for the american people, but we're all very glad i think it's over and we can move over and focus on things that matter. >> on that collusion issue it's as clear as it can be. sarah, thank you very much for being here. appreciate it. many see this report as having a lot of unanswered questions. at the same time it does appear to be a victory for the president as he heads into the 2020 campaign. joining us now to talk more about that is nbc justice correspondent pete williams and nicolle wallace. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> you know, the biggest question i have, robert mueller, here he is the special counsel, here to investigate two things,
this collusion issue and obstruction of justice. on one he comes to a legal conclusion and then the other one he sidesteps. why? is that a cop out? isn't this his job? >> i think it's a surprise that he would pass this hot potato to the political appointees at the justice department when he's supposed to be the outside special counsel or the somewhat independent special counsel. yes, why, i don't know, but, yes, i'd say it's a surprise. >> where do we go from here? the democrats are talking about the underlying report needs to be released. do they need to sort of move on from this and focus on the re-election, or do you think there's still something here that they need to investigate? >> they need to walk and chew gum. i think if -- look, the only reason you have a special counsel, particularly one picked by rod rosenstein who was a witness in the special counsel investigation is to take it away from rod rosenstein and the brand new attorney general who's got a point of view on obstruction of justice. you took it away from those two men so the public could trust the outcome.
there was no outcome, and there's political precedent around high profile investigations. jim comey was blasted for coming out at the end of the hillary clinton e-mail and splitting the baby saying she didn't commit a crime, but condemning her conduct. mueller didn't even meet the not so celebrated comey standard. he didn't render a judgment. >> can i ask you pete, if you know the answer to what sarah huckabee sanders was just saying, she suggests that william barr, the attorney general had to issue the legal conclusion that mueller chose not to issue. is that true? could attorney general barr have just let it stand, well, mueller says he doesn't know which way to go and we just leave it there, and it's just basically a non -- a non-decision and that's what we have, or did the attorney general have to by law reach in and render a legal judgment? >> i'm not sure he had to by law, but he's the only one who could have. i suppose he could have recused himself. >> or just said nothing at all. >> i don't know what that would have gained.
let me say this about the decision on the obstruction case. if mueller says it's close, and i can't -- you know, how can i tell, which is a surprise, it's understandable what the justice department said. number one, there's no underlying crime that they say he was trying to cover up if there were obstruction. as you know as a lawyer you don't have to have that. you can still have obstruction if someone's trying to throw sand in someone's face. the second thing is, i suppose, a potential tie breaker would be if you're going to charge the president of the united states with a crime, you've really got to have it, and even mueller says we really don't have it. >> but then clear him. so then clear him. he didn't do either. clear him. he is an unindicted co-conspirator in the southern district of new york where he's been named in federal prosecutor sentencing documents as individual one. if they didn't have it, clear him. they did neither. so if the public was expecting some clarity, they did not get it from robert mueller.
>> pete and nicole great to be with you. thank you so much. we're going to have a lot more from here including a closer look as just mentioned at some of these other investigations surrounding the president just ahead. we'll send it back to you in new york, hoda. >> all right, savannah. thank you. craig joins the table for the first time. we got mr. roker over there checking out our weather for us. hey, al. >> good morning, and thank you for getting your first weather from us. we're looking here in the east, severe weather firing up from the southeast in the gulf. we've got a risk of severe weather today for about 5 million people including atlanta. the storm hazards larger than normal, hail by late in the day, a few wind gusts of over 58 miles per hour. we're not expecting tornados but can't rule them out. this system pushes from the east, brings rain from ohio to d.c. just to the south of new york city, heavier showers and thunderstorms from norfolk, raleigh to atlanta, down into the panhandle of florida. then it moves offshore, cooler weather behind it. rainfall amounts nothing too terrible, anywhere from a quarter of an inch to an inch of rain. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. here is a look at storm ranger tracking a new round of rain moving in, it's been in the north bay and will be approaching san francisco over the next couple of hours. let it's a fairly slow-moving area of rain and cold front and we'll see that be the trend as we go throughout the day. moving into the east bay and the peninsula by 3:00 to 4:00, and into the south bay around sunset, and as we go throughout the rest of the forecast,
another storm arrives on wednesday, bringing us more rain and wind. boy do you have a glow. i like it. >> it'm fitting in. [ laughter ] >> thank you, al. good to have you back from paris. coming up, the latest on that near disaster at sea for stranded and crowded cruise ship rocked by massive waves and high winds this morning. there's daring rescues and passengers sharing their harrowing ordeals. the first wave of defendants in that massive college admissions scandal getting ready to face the judge, and we hear from lori loughlin's co-stars at this time.
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welcome back, everybody. 7:30 on this monday morning, the 25th day of march 2019. savannah is in washington, d.c. she has the very latest on the mueller report and what's next for the president and the democrats. we'll have that just ahead. first, though, let's give you another check of today's other headlines. a second survivor of the parkland florida school shooting has died in what police are calling an apparent suicide. the student's name has not been released just yet, but police said the deceased student was a current student at marjory stoneman douglas high school. the death came after sydney
ayolla died. she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. now to the latest on those boeing 737 max planes that were grounded earlier this morning following two deadly crashes. american airlines announced sunday its fleet of 737 max planes will remain grounded until at least the 24th of april. american said it's still waiting on information from the faa, the department of transportation and the boeing before the planes can be put back into rotation. the grounding will result in about 90 cancellations each day, and the airline said it would contact affected customers directly. let's talk march madness now, the matchups for the sweet 16 are set after some wild finishes over the weekend. but the game everyone's talking about this morning, top ranked duke taking on central florida. let's pick up the action with about 20 seconds left to play, duke down by three, zion williamson will get the ball there, drive, spins, gets the shot to fall. even better for duke, he's
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inside and out. ask your doctor if biktarvy is right for you. ♪ we are back from washington. and we go in death penal-- in d the mueller report. it concluded there was no trump russia conspiracy, but democrats contend a legal cloud still hanging over this administration. what's next? nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson joins us with that part of the story. >> the mueller investigation is over, but the political fight is not. that now shifts over to capitol hill where democrats want to know more about robert mueller's findings and they may use their subpoena power to get it. one of the big democratic demands this morning, put the attorney general in the spotlight soon. >> the attorney general of the
united states must be required to come and testify before congress instead of just submitting a four-page memo on what happened. >> reporter: jerry nadler heads the judiciary committee. >> is would you be willing to use subpoena powers if necessary? >> sure. i would hope that it would not be necessary to use subpoena power to get the attorney general to appear before the committee. we also want to see the full report and if necessary, we'll use subpoena power to get that too. >> reporter: testimony from the a.g., william barr is not the only thing democrats want. in the interest of transparency, they're also looking for the entire report written by special counsel robert mueller, which barr only summarized. >> it's time to make the entire report public. that's justice, worthy of this building. >> those documents are absolutely necessary. the public has a right to them, and so does congress. >> reporter: now while the mueller investigation may be over, plenty of others are not.
the president's facing multiple state and federal investigations, including by the southern district of new york. federal prosecutors in d.c., and the new york attorney general's office examining the trump inaugural committee, the trump organization, and possible campaign finance violations involving former trump attorney michael cohen and hush money payments. on capitol hill there are at least four congressional investigations including into potential abuse os of power by the president and that number is likely to grow. former fbi director james comey tweeting this image with the caption so many questions. senator lindsey graham responding, hinting at a closer look at what went into the mueller investigation writing could not agree more. see you soon. so here we go. these legal issues to a certain extent are now at the wayside, and now there's this political question, and there are many democrats who have been asking for impeachment. by the way, the speaker of the
house nancy pelosi is not one of them. >> exactly. remember what she said, the mueller findings may take the air out of the balloon in a lot of ways for that. she said there needs to be something so compelling and so overwhelming that both parties come together to support that. at least in the case of what we know from the barr letter, the mueller investigation does not seem to meet that bar when it comes to bipartisan support. that doesn't mean you won't hear these progressive democrats keep you will these calls for impeachment particularly given these other investigations we're talking about that are still ongoing. >> busy times for you at the white house for sure. coming up, we're going to have the lawsuitetest o ♪ ♪
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coaches to get well off kids into top schools. six coaches and a senior associate athletic director will also appear, one of them georgetown's former head tennis coach gordon ernst who reportedly once trained first lady michelle obama and her daughter malia resigning over the weekend from the university of rhode island where he had been coaching. prosecutors say while at georgetown, ernst accepted bribes totaling $2.7 million to designate at least 12 applicants as recruits for the tennis team. it comes as lori loughlin appeared to get support from her "fuller house" co-stars on saturday while they accepted a kid's choice award for favorite funny tv show. >> a loving family sticks together no matter what. they stick together through the hard times. they support each other. >> plealoughlin known for her r as aunt becky and her fashion
designer husband have been accused of paying half a million dollars bribes to get their daughters into usc. loughlin's future with the netflix reboot remains uncertain. her two daughters are still enrolled in the school according to usc. rapper dr. dre appearing to take a jab at parents involved in the scandal with an instagram post bragging that his daughter got accepted into usc all on her own, no jail time. that post later deleted after it came out that dr. dre and a record producer donated $70 million to the school in 2013. dr. dre has not responded to a request for comment. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> oops. >> yeah. >> that record producer by the way, jimmy his partner also a part of that $70 million. >> coming up, we've got an emotional new tribute to the life of luke perry from the star's daughter.
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san francisco staying in the 60s all throughout the week. let's get an update on the commute now from mike. >> kari, look at this, northbound at 17 recovery, all lanes cleared in the last few minutes up toward 280. the earlier crash. so we have recovery now from 85 up into campbell. 87 also still slow, 101 not so bad. that's good. we can recover for the south bay. the rest of the bay shows a nice smooth drive and not bad. typical patterns as you'd see. there's northbound 808 on the right helded through oakland past the coliseum, jamming up around downtown. look at the bay bridge toll plaza, not so bad. it looks good. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. 7:57. happening now, today marks two years since a san jose teenager was gunned down without explanation. 19-year-old yo self viranmontes was shot.
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it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, t he it's 8:00 on "today" comi up, the fallout as the mueller investigation comes to a close. >> no occlusion, no obstruction. this was an illegal take down that failed. >> democrats pushing back. >> we will ask the attorney general to testify before the house judiciary committee. >> where does it go from here? we are live in d.c.. plus, new concerns as the fda holds a major hearing today over breast implant safety. we hear from a group of women who say theirs made them sick. >> are there a lot of women out there who have this and don't know it right now?
>> oh, absolutely. >> without a doubt. >> there morning what women need to know. i-stream, apple setting to announce a new streaming service that could reveal what the television did for phones. >> maybe they can get in there where another competitor may not. >> what can they do and will it change the way you watch services? today is monday, march 25th, 2019. >> we are celebrates jordan's birthday. >> how do we know mothers of veterans here on "today." >> hi to our husbands. >>. >> gore scottsboro, alabama, celebrating my 60th birthday with you celebrating on the plaz
za. >> we're celebrating our anniversary. >> from baltimore, maryland. >> hi, everybody, good morning, welcome back. it's monday morning. a great crowd out on our plaza. a special edition of "today." >> we do miss you here in new york. it is a big day for you down in washington. >> let's go to the news at 8:00, democrats demanding to see the full report on robert mueller's russia investigation after attorney general william barr said it found no evidence of campaign collusion. president trump, meantime, is claiming complete and total exoneration. abc's chris tip welker is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning to you. after the president claimed no collusion for nearly two years, the special counsel's investigation is now backing that up, while that cloud has been listed, the answer about whether the president obstructed justice isn't as clear. now the battle heads to capitol hill. president trump claiming victory and vindication.
>> it's a complete exoneration, no collusion. no obstruction. this was an illegal take down that failed. >> reporter: press secretary sarah sanders echoing that sentiment earlier with savannah. >> would you acknowledge it is incorrect for the president to called this a total exoneration? >> not at all. it is, it is a complete and total exoneration. here's why. because the special counsel, they said they couldn't make a decision one way or the other. the way the process works, they leave that up to the attorney general. the attorney general and the deputy attorney general went through and based their decision on mueller's investigation. it wasn't based on just their own ideas or thinking. it was based on mueller's investigation. >> reporter: those fiery words coming after tomorrow william barr gave congress a summary of the report by special counsel robert mueller sunday evening on the main question of whether the trump campaign clued with russia, the report was crystal
clear, quote, the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election. but on the other key question, whether the president tried to obstruct justice, the special counsel didn't give a definitive answer, leaving it to the attorney general to decide whether to charge the president with a crime. barr telling lawmakers, while mueller's report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. barr and his deputy rod rosenstein concluded mr. trump's conduct did not reach the threshold of a crime, initially fueling those concerns about obstruction, a number of actions by the president, including firing former fbi director james comey and when mr. trump said this, to lester holt. >> when i decided to just do it, i said to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up
story. >> reporter: the chairman of the house judiciary committee demanding to see the full report and threatening to see subpoena power, if necessary, to get it. >> if as much information can be made public should be made public without delay. >> reporter: and while mr. republicans, including the president, have expressed support for releasing the findings, they say it's also time to turn the page. senator lindsey graham writing in a statement overnight, now, it is time to move on and govern the country. for mr. trump, returning to the white house late sunday, a simple sentiment for a monumental moment. >> i just want to tell you that america is the greatest place on earth. the greatest place on earth. thank you very much. >> reporter: now, a senior doj official tells nbc news that barr did not consult with mueller before releasing his summary. while there are bipartisan calls to release the report. the big question is, how much will congress and the public actually get to see? expect that to be the fight
going forward, savannah. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you, kristen, guys, we will send it back to you in new york. >> safe travels. see you back here tomorrow. >> meantime, we do have an important recall to tell you about this morning. a california company is recalling whole avoc of possible listeria contamination. henry avocados says the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in california. they were sold in six states. avocados that are henry imports from mexico are not affected. listeria can cause fever, digestive problems and dangerous complications in pregnant women. there's been no reports of illnesses linked to the recall. one of the nfl's biggest stars is calling it a career. on sunday new england patriot's tight end rob gronkowski announced his retirement in a heartfelt instagram post. the 29-year-old writing in part, my life experiences over the last nine years have been amazing both on and off the field. adding cheers to all who have
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be sitting here today if we didn't have a man made cancer. why is the fda allowing a product that has a direct link to this cancer. >> for the first time, eight survivors of breast implant associated alcl in the same room, a cancer once thought of as rare now victims say they are part of a growing sister hood. >> we're the smoking gun. >> are there a lot of women out there who have this and don't know right now? >> oh, absolutely. >> absolutely. >> without a doubt. >> according to the fda, the lymphoma is believed to be caused by an implant with a textured coating on the outside, 12% of women with implants for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries use textured implants. it's not breast cancer, but it's a cancer of the immune system which grows in the scar tissue surrounding the implant. so far 457 women in the u.s. have been diagnosed with the cancer. textured implants made by allergan have been recalled in
europe. a panel will hear testimony. terry mcgregor was diagnosed after one of her implants ruptured. >> my tumors were so large the physician couldn't miss it. >> it was almost too late. >> i was told i had three to six months. >> an experimental drug and stem cell treatment was able to save her, but she knows she's lucky to be alive. so far 17 women have died worldwide from the disease. >> there's more that we probably don't know about. >> reporter: the women say part of the problem is that doctors just don't know about the potential danger, so when women come in with symptoms, they aren't tested for lymphoma. >> i had an oncologist who sent me to urgent care for pain because it was so painful. what oncologist does that. >> rayline got implants as parts of reconstruction after breast cancer. >> i removed my chest to get rid of cancer and i reconstructed it and put cancer back in. >> reporter: now it's her mission to spread awareness and
today she will tell her story to the fda. >> i've lost my chest, but i haven't lost my voice. >> is anything short of a complete ban of these implants enough? >> no. >> no. >> the risk of developing alcl is still unclear but the fda says it may be as frequent as 1 in 3,000. >> do you ever use textured implants in your surgeries anymore? >> not anymore. >> california plastic surgeon dr. brian perrett says 35 million worldwide have textured implants. >> would you let your wife or daughter hypothetically get a textured implant? >> no. >> they're dangerous? >> at this point, yes, they can cause cancer. >> we reached out to the manufacturers, we heard back from two of them, the makers of allergan say patient safety is their highest priority. and bia-alcl has occurred in only a small number of. many factors contribute to the
development of the disease, including bacterial contamination, genetic predisposition and the surface texture. the fda is expected to make a recommendation about textured implants. they'll also be looking into reports of other illnesses connected to implants. >> thank you so much. we want to get some more on this, we're going to bring in nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie azar. i can imagine people are watching this on tfrgs goielevi going oh, my gosh, i think i might have that. what symptoms, what are people feeling if cancer may have come in? >> some of the most common symptoms of this would be asmetasme asymmetric swelling, it's been described as painful, skin changes like a rash or itching, and certainly if you feel a lump either in the breast or under the armpit, that is something you need to bring to your doctor's attention. >> if you have one of these implants and apparently 12% of
women in this country who have implants have this textured implant, what should you do? >> at the moment there is no formal recommendation to remove them prop laktically if you have no symptoms. that's why it's so important we're talking about this so women who know they have the textured implants are very much aware of the symptoms and can bring it to their doctor's attention if they develop it. >> just like that one patient said, she said the oncologist sent her to urgent care. is it on us, on the women to say to the doctor, hey, look, could you look for that? >> this is an evolving story. this is something we're all just really waking up to, and one thing that the fda has mentioned, you know, plastic surgeons have been aware of this, obviously, for a number of years, but it's primary care doctors, other health care providers, er doctors, ob/gyns, people at the front lines as well as women know your body. we say that a lot. if it's detected early, it's really -- the prognosis is
considered excellent if there is a full resection of the implant. >> what would you advise a woman considering a breast implant? >> the counseling at this point absolutely has to include this potential risk that is associated with these textured implants. there are other options available for women who are having this procedure either for cosmetic reasons or after a mastecto mastectomy. >> dr. azar, thank you both. let us head over to mr. roker now standing by for another check of the weather. >> we're looking out west. we've got a storm system pushing its way to the east that will bring hefriavier showers and thunderstorms to the mid-atlantic states. the west coast, pacific northwest, northern california today, rain, heavy mountain snow. as we get into tomorrow and wednesday, the next storm system moves off the coast. additional snow for the sierra nevada. we're talking rainfall amounts anywhere from one to four inches, especially in the upper elevations.
local flash flooding in the burn scar areas. snowfall anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow, winter good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. the storm moving in right now is very weak and very slow moving. we've seen it raining in some of the same areas for the past several hours. in the north bay the rain has been mostly and santa rosa on northward with light showers elsewhere across the north bay. this will make it into the area south of the golden gate bridge as we go into this afternoon. the rest of the forecast of course rainy, going throughout the rest of the workweek. all right, start of the morning right now. >> what is it? >> pop start. >> first up, three weeks since actor luke perry's passing. tributes pouring in including one from his daughter. in a never before seen photo she shared this image of her and her dad along with this caption,
miss him a little extra today. her daughter has been open with her followers about how she's grieving. our thoughts continue to go out to her and her family. up next, we were totally bugging about this next topic. if you're not sure what i mean, here's a quick reference. >> so, okay, like right now for example, the haitians need to come to america, but some people are all like what about the strain on our resources. but it's like when i had this garden party for my father's birthday, right, i said rsvp because it was a sit-down dinner but people came that did not like rsvp so i was like totally bugging. >> that was every girl in my high school. we're still quoting lines from the movie clueless. the film launching the careers of a few actors like donald faison, paul rudd. the cast reunited, and just brought up the idea of what would have happened to josh and cher if there had been a follow-up film. here's what they said. >> i think you guys would still
be together if we were to ever do a sequel. they would say, you guys are still together, wow, and you're still kind of related? >> in all seriousness, the cast did agree that the sequel, if it were to happen, they'd have to have their director amy heckerling she'd have to be involved for them to be on board. bu aeyonce's mother loves t share corny jokes on her instagram. yesterday she posted one with the help of someone special. >> it's corny joke time, and i'm here with a very special guest, my beautiful granddaughter. she actually gave me the joke, so here it goes. >> hey. so how many pebbles tals, how m lips does a flower have? >> how many? >> tulips. >> you get it? there's a kind of flower that's
called a tulip. >> i got it. i got it. [ laughter ] >> explanation of the joke. that's an al roker special right there. >> that's dad humor right there. >> that was the voice of blue ivy carter, beyonce and jay-z's eldest. >> do we have time for a daly click? >> yes, we do. this was during the lpga's founders cup golf tournament in phoenix, arizona. mel reed getting ready to hit approach shot here. take a look behind the golfer right there. just noticed lining up her chip there. we'll roll it back. >> what was that? >> that's a bobcat. that is a bobcat. >> that's a hazard. >> that was strolling behind her in the fairway. she never even noticed it as you can see in the background. she continues to hit her shot. >> i think that's what that is. >> bobcats i believe are nocturnal if i'm not mistaken. that's a pretty interesting sighting in the middle of the day on the golf course. it's amazing what you can find when you're playing golf in arizona in the desert. >> just went about its business.
>> she went ahead and made her shot. never knew until this was tweeted out later, she saw that video. had no clue that bobcat was behind her. not sure if she made par, she missed the green. you know about a birdie and an eagle, don't know a lot about a bobcat. how about we turn our attention to march madness. a busy weekend of basketball. after all those games the real question i'm sure on all of your minds, how did our brackets hold up? >> we're going to take a look at the taemgs eams we predicted. craig and savannah's chances taking a hit with wofford falling to kentucky. it was a close game, but the rest of our champs still in. carson, what about you? >> i think i'm there, leader board. look at the a.r. graphics, augmented reality, that's expensive stuff. craig's in the lead. tight at the top, hoda, i'm still right in it with duke, dylan's right there, uncle al fell off a little bit. it ain't over.
>> yeah, it's over. >> savannah conveniently in d.c. this morning in last. >> that's so cool. >> here's the thing, though, the duke game should determine who wins this thing. you've got virginia tech. >> who do you have? >> i've got wofford. it's busted. >> we'll find out. >> that duke game last night was ridiculous. >> that was crazy. >> that would have busted a lot of brackets. >> look who's in our studio. >> who dat. >> fresh from tour, rita ora. first your local news. >> go rita. >> hey. good morning, it )s 8-26.
i )m ... first to contra costa county- a shooter is on the run this good morning to you. 8:26, i'm marcus washington. first to contra costa county where a shooter is on the run this morning. this is after gunfire broke out in downtown walnut creek. our cameras were there as crime tape went up late last night in the area outside of union bank and century movie theater. one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. that victim was shot in his back. no one is in custody and walnut creek police are expected to tell us a little bit more later this morning. as far as your commute this morning, mike has us covered with that. >> yeah, we are looking at less coverage on the roadway, at least more sparsely covered. north 17 recovers nicely. we had a crash at 280 that cleared about an hour ago and a
slow drive as that blob of traffic travels up all the way 101 toward 880. 87 just in the last few minutes sees those speeds coming up between capital and kerner, that's good stuff. the rest of the bay shows a pretty smooth drive. in major issues right now as traffic flows smoothly. i want to point out over here in the north bay, you see that green highlighting, that's where there's damp roadway registering. that rain is coming in from the north bay first. you see that centreville camera shakes a little bit, gray skies over here so that's an issue north of san rafael. over here in fremont you see that flag flapping in the wind. we're watching for change. another local news update coming up in 30 minutes.
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inside music superstar inside. she's going to treat us to a live performance coming up. >> i've got my crowd moment. all right. where is madison? first, i see the girl scouts. i see the girl scouts. i see y'all. i see y'all. where's madison? where's madison? all right. madison, where are you from? >> tennessee. >> okay. you're from tennessee and you love everybody, but you love one person in particular. one person more than most. who is that one person? >> al roker. [ screaming ] >> wow. wow, that's fantastic. >> senior trip. you traveled 711 miles to immediameet your idol, al roker. al, what are we going to do with wonderful madison?
>> i think in a moment you're going to introduce weather. how about that? >> what? oh, my god. >> you hold on just there. okay? >> oh, my god. you're going to be doing the weather. >> i have another side. >> let's see the other side. >> al, will you be my pal at prom? >> you want me to go to the prom with you? >> yes. >> wow. >> this is the best day ever. >> i'll ditch my boyfriend for you. >> well, maybe we could all go together. all right. there you go. we're going to come right back. don't go away. >> that was awesome. >> a boyfriend in tennessee is not happy about it. >> very cool. guys, still ahead. an inspiring middle schooler who started a very wonderful movement when she noticed other girls could use some encouragement speaking up in class. we'll have that story for you. >> coming up on our third hour of today, we'll get great make ahead monday recipes from your spouse, carson daly.
that's right. siri daily is going to be here, and this week we have ben plat, james spader coming up this hour. >> #awesomeglasses, roker. >> thank you. >> we want to spend good vibes to nora, recovering from surgery. she had to get her apen dex pen removed. nora, spending love your way. >> norah o'donnell, get well soon. >> mr. roker, before all that. >> got to come back over here to this young lady, madison. you want to help me do weather. >> yeah. >> this is a week ahead. you can see it's going to be sunny and dry down south. what do you see in the southeast? wet weather. >> yeah. >> and the weekend ahead, sunny and dry in the midweek of the section. do you know what i say before we go? that's what's going on around
the country. >> that's what's good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have some rain moving through the north bay and it's been raining in some of the same areas for quite a while. this is a slow-moving system. as it moves into the rest of the bay area, it kind of falls apart, but we'll still have some rain chances south of the golden gate bridge at least through this afternoon into the evening hours. by tomorrow we catch a little bit of a break for a while but there will be a new storm system moving in on wednesday. and we'll have off-and-on rain for the week but clearing out in time for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. what's your boyfriend's name? >> riley. >> riley, it's all good. i'm not moving in on you, pal. >> for months rumors have been swirling about apple's next big move. well, it's into the world of streaming. gaudy schwartz has the tech
giant making a big announcement. >> reporter: in a few hours apple is going to announce their brand new streaming service competing with amazon and hulu and netflix and now the big question, will this revolutionize just like they did with cell phones and just like they did with computers the way we stream? this morning all eyes on apple. >> the most advanced iphone we have ever created. >> but this time it won't be slick phones or ipads takie center page. they're looking to take place in streaming wars. home to titles like stranger things and roma with 58 million subscribers in the u.s., netflix already has the biggest market share. >> when you have had much money to blow anded a much name recognition as apple, maybe they can get heard and seen in a way
that another competitor might not. >> apple is bringing a vast user base with a distribution network based on i tunes and the app store. they will spend $1 billion to beef up programming. and then apple announcing last year oprah winfrey will be part of a partnership to create original programmers. others, jennifer aniston, reese witherspoon and steven spielberg who has said movies aren't oscar worthy. >> once you commit to a television format, you're a tv movie. you certainly -- if it's a good show, you deserve an emmy, but not an oscar. >> the move is after shrinking iphone sales. >> this is a way of trying to get us sort of hooked on apple, not just as a maker of phones but as a maker of entertainment and other services. >> today the company looking at a whole new way to put apple on your screens. >> guys, apple is also set to roll out a brand new tier for
their apple news service which could be like a netflix for news. we're hearing they may roll out a credit card to help pay for all that. >> speaking of paying for it, any indication how much all of this is going to cost customers? >> do we know? >> that question is worth a lot of money, potentially billions of dollars. whether or not they go for a subscription based model or whether they do something else. right now we're hearing rumors apple may offer some of the content to original apple users. so if you have an apple iphone or possibly one of their computer products, you may get some of their content for free. >> likely not all of it for free. thank you, buddy. >> coming up next, the girl scout inspiring her fellow future leaders to be just as outspoken as the boys. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
back. studies show that a girl's self-esteem peaks at the age of 9. that's how old alice tapper was when she realized that the girls in her classroom seldom raised their hands while the boys seemed to have no trouble speaking up. alice wanted to do something about it, and her raise your hand campaign started a movement. now she's 11. she's written a book that chronicles her story. alice, hi. >> hi. >> how are you, sweetie? >> good, how are you? >> first of all, is this a whirlwi whirlwind? you were just on ellen, oprah wrote you a letter. >> yes. >> you have a book, you're 11. what has this whole thing felt like for you? >> it's felt really exciting. it's all been really fun and exciting, and i'm just glad i can help girls be more confident in class. >> so far out of ellen, oprah and all the other fun stuff, what's been the funnest moment at this point so far? >> that's hard. i like them all. probably ellen because she's my favorite. i watch her every day, so.
>> she is awesome. >> yes, let's talk about this raise your hand campaign. did this start one day when you were just like a kid in school and were kind of reluctant to raise your hand? >> yeah, actually. >> tell me about that. i noticed that the boys one day were raising their hands more than the girls were, and the girls were just kind of being quiet, and you know, and i was also being shy myself, so then i brought this up to my mom because i wanted to know if i wasn't the only one, and she said that it was very interesting, and i should go ask my girl scout troop. they said they also felt shy when raising their hands too. >> why did you feel shy the first time? do you remember? >> yeah, i think i -- i really didn't want to get the answer wrong. i thought people might laugh at me, and sometimes i still feel this way, but i just know now if i get it wrong, it's not a big deal. it's not the end of the world. that's how you learn. >> you are so cool. you go to your girl scouts troop and you know a lot of girls feel like i do. what did they say?
>> they also feel the way i felt and they felt shy when raising their hands, and they felt scared that they were going to get the answer wrong and people were going to laugh at them, and people might think they're stupid. >> yeah. >> but i'm -- i mean, we worked together, and we told each other that it's not going to be the end of the world. >> this went from an idea, which is an awesome idea, to kind of this nationwide phenomenon. how did it go from you talking to your girl scout leader to it becoming a big deal like this? >> my mom asked for a meeting with the girl scouts nation's capitals council so i talked about it with them. we decided we could create a patch for girl scouts to earn, and they have to pledge to raise their hands and get three other girls to do so as well. those other girls do not have to be girl scouts. >> so anyone can do it? >> yes. and then you wound up in the "new york times," and we should point out that your dad is a real hot shot over at cnn, jake tapper has his own show, and he encouraged you. he ended up tweeting this out, and the "new york times" found
you? >> yeah, he was proud of me so he tweeted it out, and the person from the "new york times" asked me to write an op-ed in their newspaper. >> wow. >> so with the help of my dad, i wrote an op-ed and it was really fun, and i got to share my story, and then from there someone from penguin books asked me to write a children's book. >> this is so crazy. and we should point out all the proceeds from this book go to the girl scouts right? >> yes. >> so then oprah writes you a letter. >> yeah. >> and she says you're awesome basically. and what else, did she end up giving you money, too? >> yes, she gave me $25,000 to go to the girl scouts. >> and then you went on ellen and she said you were awesome, and she made a donation. >> 25001 because she had to top oprah. >> what do you think this has all meant? i know it's been a whirlwind, as you watch this, let me tell you something, not only are you helping young girls, you're also
helping grown-ups. i looked on twitter, this is what a woman wrote, oh, my goodness, i'm 61 years old and i'm just now finding my hand raising all on my own. thank you, alice, you've been a foundation of support for me. this other woman wrote alice tapper is amazing. i learned not to raise my hand in junior high school as the only girl in math class. the male teacher never called on me and i gave up. you're a hero, alice. what do you think when you realize it's hitting not just kids but grown-ups, too? >> it's kind of -- i mean, it's exciting, obviously, but in a way, this patch was towards girls younger and -- but once adults started doing it, i noticed that it can help all women and all girls because everyone needs to raise their hands and be confident in class. >> i'm so glad you're on the planet earth. i'm just so glad you're here. i feel like i'm looking at the future. and lastly, your name, your name means a lot to you. describe why that is?
>> my name is alice paul tapper and there was a woman suffrage leader named alice paul and she was one of the leaders to help get women the right to vote, and i'm very proud to have that name. >> your mom and dad picked that name for you. your parents have to be so proud of you. they did good. thank you so much for hanging with us, and congratulations on your book. it's out tomorrow. you can find more about it at today.com/shop. coming up next, some live music. you want to stick around, alice, rita ora is here. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke.
. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we are back with singer, song writer rita ora. >> yep, you've had a very busy few months following the release of her album phoenix. you're bag from your tour in asia and australia good to have you on the show. thank you all for waking up so
early. >> we're alive. we're kicking, ready to go. >> carson said he heard you doing vocal warmups earlier. >> i do this thing called the lion pose. you put your hands out like this, and i have to take my mic away. >> i'll hold it. >> you kind of just stretch your tongue out and open your eyes like. [ laughter ] >> that's what i walked into my dressing room and saw. >> and he was like this is the one performing? weirdo. that's just one of the weird stuff. >> how was the tour? >> really good. it's crazy, especially all the traveling. you just have to keep pushing. every time you perform on stage it's the best feeling in the world, and i just love performing overseas. it's so fantastic. >> is there one particular country that you hit and you go, wow, like i didn't expect this? >> well, it's my first international world tour, so we hit asia and markets that i've never been to outside the main cities like tokyo and stuff. >> what was the reaction? >> i can't explain it. they just -- first of all, they're quiet when you sing, and they're after you finish, they like scream. it's amazing to see.
it's one of my favorite places now. >> your album came out in november. >> my birthday month. >> what's with the title? >> phoenix was about great mythology has been a new thing of mine recently. the phoenix resonated with me and the constant chances you can get to really come back to life and resurrect yourself in ways that you surprise yourself with. that's really what this album is about. >> what are you going to sing for us today? >> only want you. >> all right, rita ora take it away. ♪ i don't want another night of trying to find another you, another rock bottom ♪ ♪ i don't want to wear another mini dress to impress ♪ ♪ i don't want to spend the night at someone's place, fill
the space that you used to walk in. ♪ ♪ i don't want another number in my phone, want to call at 3 in the morning ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only want you, yeah ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody brand new, i only want you, only want you ♪ ♪ guess i had to leave, had to leave, just in need, just in need ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only want you ♪ ♪ i know i'm the one who made y all your fault ♪ ♪ when it hurts it isn't that simple ♪ ♪ but i know if you look me in the eyes, can't deny there was something different ♪ ♪ and someone's lips to know that i miss ya ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only
want you ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody brand new, i only want you, i only want you ♪ guess i had to leave, had to leave, just to need, need ya ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only want you ♪ ♪ sf ♪ i don't want another night of trying to find another you, another rock bottom ♪ ♪ i don't want to wear another mini dress to impress ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only
want you ♪ ♪ i only want you, i only want you ♪ guess i had to leave, had to leave, just to need, just to need you ♪ ♪ i don't want somebody like you, i only want you, i only want you, yeah ♪ ♪ oh, yeah [ applause ] yes, yes, yes, yes! >> rita ora, nice work. >> thank you, guys very, very much. rita ora thank you. pick up phoenix if you haven't already. check her out on the road. we're going to be back in a moment, but first this is
that's going to wrap it up for this hour of "today," but we do have a lot of great stories to tell you at today.com/allday. >> a mom of two tried keto for three days. recycling in style, you're going to meet a woman who used her old plastic grocery bags to make herself a suit. >> what? >> all that and more coming up today.com/a today.com/allday. on the third hour, we are cooking with this guy's much better half. >> much. >> siri daly is going to join us. it's make ahead monday. >> are you going to join us? >> #thirdhourtoday. >> we'll seegood morning, it )s.
i )m - -... an east bay principal - who police say was shot by his wife and good morning to you. 8:56, i'm marcus washington. an east bay principal who police say was shot by his wife has died. he was on life support and slipped into a coma after being shot in his home. this happened last saturday in pittsburg. investigators believe that his wife, maria, shot him with a handgun after an argument. now prosecutors will seek murder
charges against her. happening now, a shooter is on the run this morning. this is after gunfire broke out in downtown walnut creek. our cameras were there as crime tape went up late last night. this is in the area outside of union bank and century movie theater. one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. today ride share drivers demanding their fair share plan to protest and even strike across california. they claim uber cut drivers' pay by 25% in some places. uber says this is an unintended result of an incentive promotion. and today if your commute takes you through santa clara, you might need to budget some extra time this week. crews there are closing part of lafayette street to work on repairs of that sinkhole. the work will last until 5:00 in the afternoon. now at 96-years-o
>> announcer: live from studio 1a rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good monday morning, everyone. welcome, craig melvin here alongside al and dylan. sheinelle is off this morning. she's off all week. >> all week. >> on vacation. >> a little family vacation. well deserved. she works hard. >> the other big story, roker's glasses. have you noticed these? >> i'm sorry, i can't see them. wait, oh, those glasses. >> beautiful. >> they're very nice. >> beautiful. >> not many people can pull off bright blue glasses. >> i would argue no one else in america can pull off bright blue glasses. >> well thank you. they would work for you.