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not your typical friday, no backup, no metering lights apt the bay bridge. >> no backup, no problem. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> join us for her midday newscast at 11:00. see you then. good morning monster in the making. hurricane dorian grows in size and strength overnight now a powerful category 2 storm. the southeast directly in its path millions racing to prepare for what could be a massive category 4 storm when it makes landfall. >> do not wait until it's too late. >> al's tracking it all. travel chaos >> i'm just really confused, and i'm puzzled right now. >> the storm already taking a toll on holiday travelers from coast to coast just ahead, the last-minute rush to change labor day plans.
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campaign controversy >> what is it that i said wrong? >> joe biden pushes back in a new interview overnight after being accused of misrepresenting his involvement in a harrowing war story. >> i said, sir, i do not want the damn thing do not pin it on me, sir >> the alleged gaffe that has the democratic frontrunner under fire once again. all that, plus, scooting under the influence. the new warning tied to a popular trend in cities across the country. what is good news? >> i'm on the mend, and that's all i can hope for right now. >> beloved host alex trebek returns to "jeopardy," sharing an encouraging update on his health from the set. going loco for coco. coco gauff wins another thriller at the u.s. open >> coco mania is catching hold >> setting up a must-watch showdown with the defending champ. today, friday, august 30th, 2019
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza welcome to "today" on this friday morning we are rounding out the week with kristen welker here, while savannah and hoda enjoy some time off hoda wrapping up her maternity leave. >> it's been great to be here with you this week we're rounding it out on a very busy news day, tracking this monster storm. >> we are indeed let's get right to hurricane dorian the storm intensifying overnight. it is forecast to become a major hurricane today, and it is going to cause problems all over the south over this labor day weekend. >> given its size and uncertain path, the entire state of florida now preparing. the first evacuations could be ordered as soon as today more than 10,000 members of the national guard are on standby to help out.
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>> we also know the storm has already made history the first ever all female team of hurricane hunters flew into the storm on thursday to gather some critical forecasting information. we have dorian covered from every angle this morning, including what you need to know if you're traveling over this holiday weekend. let's start with mr. roker and the forecast al, what are we seeing right now? >> guys, it is intensifying, hurricane winds extending 25 miles from the center. the tropical force winds out 110 miles from the center. right now, category 2 storm. 717 miles east/southeast of west palm beach, florida. 105-mile-per-hour winds. it is slowing down now forward speed northwest at 12 miles per hour hurricane watch is up for the northwest bahamas. here's the track right now from the national hurricane center. it comes across and makes landfall sometime now, as you've seen, slowed up 24 hours since we talked to you yesterday, at tuesday, 130-mile-per-hour winds. about 2:00 a.m. wednesday, it is a category 1 storm, moves
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inland let's compare the american track and the european model the american model is on the left you can see approaching on monday morning late on tuesday, it makes its way up the coast, according to the european model it is, right now, on the west coast for the american model by wednesday evening. so these two models, a little bit differing, but both within florida. so the entire state of florida has to be concerned about this the impacts, catastrophic winds over the bahamas on sunday eastern florida, look for hurricane gusts on monday. look how much of florida is under that area of possible strong winds and heavy rain. coastal sections of the entire southeast may see 6 to 12 inches of rain, but isolated amounts of 15 inches of rain. the basic headline here, guys, is that this system, while it has not hit yet, obviously, it has a lot of time over open water to gain strength we could see even some more strengthening, but we could also see it weakening
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we have to just continue to watch this because it is still a very volatile storm. guys >> al, we know you're going to continue to do that throughout the morning. thank you for that now to how millions are preparing for dorian's arrival the entire state of florida is bracing for the very worst emergency supplies are already in short supply, and lines for gas are growing by the minute. nbc's kathy park joins us from cape canaveral how is it looking, kathy >> reporter: kristen, good morning to you we are watching and waiting for the weather to turn, but it is a muggy start to the day while the path is here for dorian, folks are willing to wait in line for hours to secure the essentials this morning, florida in the target zone of a powerful hurricane. >> speaking of the coast, building surf, dangerous riffs,
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and storm surge a big concern. >> reporter: with urgent warnings as dorian moves in. >> you must have an evacuation plan. >> we want our residents to be prepared >> do not wait until it is too late. >> reporter: florida's governor expanding the state of emergency to include every county in the state. with the emergency operation center now open day and night until the storm passes president trump cancelling a trip to poland to stay and monitor dorian. >> it's looking like it could be an absolute monster. we're ready. we have the best people in the world ready. >> reporter: residents across the state rushing out for supplies in many places, long lines for water, propane, and gas. on merit island, a two-hour wait for sandbags. >> we're below sea level, so i think everybody is preparing for the worst. >> reporter: on florida's central coast where tourism is key, business owners are
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preparing for the worst on what should be a profitable holiday weekend. >> we'll be doing a full scale evacuation, probably shutting down tonight evening, pulling our docks, evacuating the charter boats, getting in tables and chairs and everything secured. >> reporter: the international space station capturing this view of the massive hurricane from above while on the ground, a mobile launch pad at the kennedy space center move closer, just in case some are taking no chances, like the rolling stones the band moved its saturday concert in miami to tonight, and florida state football will kick off its season tomorrow in tallahassee, not jacksonville. all part of the preparation, big and small, as everyone watches to see where dorian will land. and nearby, port canaveral open to commercial traffic, and cruises are still scheduled to leave both today as well as tomorrow meantime, schools up and down florida are starting to cancel
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classes starting today guys, back to you. >> kathy, waiting for dorian to hit, appreciate it. as dorian's march to the east coast continues, it is disrupting holiday travel plans for millions major airlines and the cruis industry are scrambling to adjust nbc's morgan chesky is at miami international airport with that part of the story. morgan, good morning >> reporter: yeah, craig, good morning. it is certainly not your typical holiday travel rush. at florida airports statewide, and here in miami, a lot of people cutting vacation short ahead of hurricane dorian, doing its best to wreak havoc on travelers' plans at miami international airport, trying to stay calm before the storm. >> we didn't know there was a hurricane coming when we planned our trip. >> reporter: plans uprooted. travelers forced to decide what to do now. >> we flew in this morning and decided to fly out the same day. no reason for us to stick
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around. >> reporter: several airlines, american, delta, jetblue, and southwest, waiving change fees for certain florida airports passengers urged to check with their carriers there will be a ripple in travel over an already busy holiday weekend. a record 17.5 million passengers are traveling this week, up 4% from last year not just flights are being affected florida is a hub for cruise lines. some are at a standstill in miami. >> i've been contacting the cruise line, and they say it'll go on. now that i'm here, it is at a halt, and i'm confused and puzzled right now. >> reporter: no matter what happens, airport officials say they're ready. >> airlines, the airport, and cruise lines are in great communication. airlines are ready to provide flights. if there is a spike in passengers, they'll be prepared for seats to be on the planes for passengers to get out of town. >> reporter: if anyone is headed to universal orlando, part of nbc universal, they're keeping a
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close eye on the approach of dorian as of right now, all operations are normal, and they are open for business we also did reach out to disney world but have yet to hear back. kristen, craig >> morgan chesky at miami international, thank you of course, we'll have the latest on the hurricane throughout the morning. indeed now, we want to take a turn to politics and the 2020 potential presidential race. democratic front runner joe biden is pushing back against reports he misstated details of an emotional war story during a recent campaign stop peter alexander is at the white house with the very latest on this good morning to you, peter. >> reporter: good morning to you, kristen the former vice president and democratic front runner this morning is dismissing that report that he told a false war story, arguing the central point of what he said stands the story of bravery, courage, and compassion >> not much difference. >> reporter: joe biden overnight defending a gripping war story he's told on the trail, speaking to the "washington post. >> what i was talking about was a young man. i mean, what is the gaffe when i said there was a young man i
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tried to pin a medal on. he said, i don't want it, sir. he died. he died. he died. >> reporter: it is a story of a service member's heroism and heartbreak. th . >> this guy climbed down a ravi ravine, carried this man on his back after the humvee caught fire >> reporter: he was to pin a silver star on a navy captain. >> do not pin it on me, sir. please, do not do that he died. he died. >> reporter: but as the "washington post" reports, almost every detail of that story he told last week appears to be incorrect. that he was conflating elements from multiple events, a point he seemed to concede to the "post." >> i was making the point how courageous these people are. how incredible they are. this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we've lost and so i don't know what the problem is i mean, what is it that i said wrong? >> reporter: in 2008, then-senator biden met a soldier
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in afghanistan who performed the ravine rescue biden described on the campaign trail several years later, that soldier, sergeant white, was awarded a medal of honor by then president obama. in january of 2011, the former vice president did award a bronze star to army staff sergeant chad workman in afghanistan. those discrepancies in the details highlighting biden's history of gaffes that he's addressed head on, making this comparison to president trump. saying last december, quote, i'm a gaffe machine, but by god, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can't tell the truth. president trump's accused biden of being off his game. >> joe biden has truly lost his fastball. >> reporter: critics point to the president's strained relationship with the facts. according to the "washington post," he's delivered more than 12,000 false or misleading statements since taking office as for that army staff sergeant, chad workman, the soldier who received the bronze star from
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biden, he tells the "post," eight years later, he still remembers that meeting and that moment, saying, quote, he has that look where his eyes can see into your eyes i feel like he really understood craig and kristen? >> peter, we know you're tracking another headline also out of d.c what can you tell us this morning about the findings of an investigation into former fbi director james comey >> reporter: here's the broad takeaway the justice department is not going to prosecute former fbi director comey for leaking memos detailing his interactions with the president. this is from that ig report, a government watchdog report, and it was released yesterday. it found comey repeatedly violated justice department and fbi policies by keeping and sharing personal copies of his memos. the report, importantly, found no evidence that the info released to the public was classified comey is claiming vindication. the president yesterday said that comey has been thoroughly disgraced. >> one more thing. busy morning at the white house.
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there is also news about someone close to the president resigning this morning what more do we know about that? >> reporter: you're referring to the president's personal assistant madeline westerhout. her office was right next to the oval office. westerhout had been the president's gatekeeper since day one. well, she's now out. a white house official and another person familiar with the situation confirming to nbc news she abruptly resigned yesterday. the "new york times" reporting that her departure came after the president learned that she shared details about his family during an off the record dinner with reporters near the president's new jersey estate during his vacation there. the "times" says she will not be allowed to return to the white house today. >> peter alexander from the white house, thank you. this morning also, there is a new warning from federal health officials when it comes to marijuana use among teenagers and pregnant women on thursday, surgeon general jerome adams cautioned that marijuana use can have harmful effects on a teenager's
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developing brain and also on a growing fetus. adams also said that the drug being used today is far more potent than it has been in years past saying, quote, it ain't your mother's marijuana this is the first surgeon general's advisory on marijuana since 1982 there is a lot more to get to today, including coco mania alive and well at the u.s. open. the teenage tennis prodigy did it again, electrifying the crowd on the way to her second victory. blayne alexander has more. i watched this match, and it was incredible. >> reporter: wasn't it fun to watch? good morning to you. hours after the victory, coco is getting ready for a doubles match later today. it is another impressive run for the 15-year-old tennis sensation who is making it clear that her
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run at wimbledon was no fluke. she may be a newcomer at the u.s. open, but last night, she looked right at home, making it coco's court the 15-year-old toppling hungary's babos in a hard-fought, three-set match, becoming the youngest player to reach the third round of the u.s. open since 1996 she's now set to face last year's open winner naomi osaka on saturday. inside louis armstrong stadium, the roar of the crowd leaving no doubt -- >> coco, coco, coco. >> reporter: -- coco mania is alive and well. >> it gets me super pumped i'm like, wow, i'm really so grateful i'm playing in front of all of you guys, and you believe in me. >> reporter: the world first fell in love with coco in london the teenager bursting on to the scene in wimbledon the youngest player to ever qualify, beating her idol, venus williams, and advancing all the
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way to semifinals. her parents telling me then, the most important thing >> have a good presence on the court, not dropping your head, not whining and getting upset with yourself. >> reporter: it is paying off, with coco nabbing another nail-biting victory. still taking time for post match selfies and signings >> she's like an ambassador for tennis now. >> reporter: turns out, that's coco's favorite part. >> the amount of people and kids especially that come up to me saying it inspires them is honestly better than any match i could win. >> reporter: it's been a strong week for american women. taylor townsend upsetting the former number one player in the world and wimbledon champ simona halep. giving fans in new york plenty to cheer about coco thankful for every moment >> i'm super honored to be american and play in new york city like thank you so much >> reporter: guys, the cheers and that smile are great, but
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coco is also raking in some serious cash last night's win, she's guaranteed to take home at least $163,000 away from the u.s. open certainly not a bad payday for somebody who is not even old enough to drive. >> good point. >> great point there how incredible i watched that match last night. couldn't go to sleep because it was so exciting. it was well past my bedtime. >> so much grace so much poise for someone who is just 15 years old. >> incredible. now, she faces off against naomi osaka on saturday. i cannot wait. must-see tv. >> you were at the open last night, too. >> roker family. >> yeah. obviously, all eyes on the south as dorian bears down, but the rest of the country looking at weather, as well. >> that's right. let's check it out for you you'll see we have sunshine across the great lakes also out west. heat warnings are in effect. we are going to be looking at strong storms in the mid plains and some showers along the gulf coast of texas we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds ♪ baby i'm not even in a gown
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>> and that's your latest weather. guys >> al, thanks for that coming up, injuries on the rise the new warning about the dangers of electric scooters that are more popular than ever in cities across the country. and then we will take great news for $800. inside alex trebek's return to "jeopardy" five months after being diagnosed with cancer. first, this is "today" on nbc. . first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and smart, like you! and i like that. i guess i am pretty smart. don't let that go to your head, gary. what's in your wallet? 7:26 on your friday morning. i'm laura garcia. firefighters investigating what sparked an early morning fire that damaged three los gatos bunesses. it started about 1:30 this morning on village lane, which runs parallel to north santa cruz avenue. firefighters say it started inside one business and spread to the storefronts on either side. due to the unusual roof structure, it took about an hour to put out. the same area has been hit by fire before. the nearby double d sports grill only recently reopened after being gutted by fire in 2016. let's check the forecast. meteorologist kari hall a nice day ahead? >> yesterday at the time we saw clouds over the south bay. right now it's clear and even though we have some cool temperatures now, it will be just a few degrees warmer this
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afternoon, as a result of a lot less marine layer across the bay area. we're going to reach up to 70 degrees in san francisco. 83 in santa rosa. oakland reaching up to 75, while antioch will top out at 88 degrees and 81 in san jose. our inland temperatures will be in the upper 70s and low 90s in some of our hotter spots, and then for labor day, we're seeing a high of about 90 degrees, and then cooling off for the beginning of next week. for san francisco, 70s across the board and at times some clouds and fog. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> we're looking at the bay bridge with the metering lights on. looks the same as if they were off. traffic is light on the approach through contra costa county. a little slowing east shore freeway and getting toward the richmond-san rafael bridge a disabled vehicle to the shoulder, west highway 4 slowing through bay point. no real problems, and the south bay shows volume for 280 up into cupertino and the san mateo bridge with an easy drive here as well as on the peninsula,
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just starting to see slowing through san mateo itself. back to you. >> all right, we'll be back with a local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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we're back at 7:30 here with the latest image from space. >> wow. >> this is a look at hurricane dorian as that menacing monster of a storm you see it on the right side of your screen. it is raging slower to the southern part of this country. we want to get to al roker on the latest of where the storm is
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headed and the timing, as well you look at that something from space, it looks dangerous. >> tropical force winds extend out over 105 miles from the center of the storm. hurricane force winds about 25 miles. right now, it is 717 miles east/southeast of west palm beach. 105-mile-per-hour winds. it's slowed down northwest to 12 miles per hour it's a category 2 storm. what do the categories mean? it is the saffir-simpson scale category 1 storm, basically, winds with 74 to 95 miles per hour roof shingles, siding torn off, branches are snapped category 2, where dorian is, 96 to 110 miles, extensive roof damage, trees uprooted, 20 times more destructive than a category 1. cat three, 129 miles per hour wind speeds. power out for days to weeks. 60 miles more destructive than a cat 1. category 4, which dorian is expected to make landfall as, catastrophic damage. 250 times more destructive than a cat 1. category 5, top of the scale, homes completely destroyed, areas uninhabitable for weeks to months 550 times more destructive than a category 1 storm now, the saffir-simpson scale is
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wind strength, the storm surge flooding from rain and the storm surge from the winds pushing water inland that's where the majority of hurricane deaths occur we are watching this closely again, you don't want to pay close attention to the categories, but this gives you an idea of what it can cause that's what's going on around the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll be watching the updates on dorian, while we are going to see some seasonable weather here in the bay area, reaching 80 degrees in palo alto. 75 in oakland, and antioch up to 88 degrees with some low 90s in the north bay. inland we're going to be warming up a few more degrees going into the long holiday weekend and cooling off for the middle of next week. san francisco we're going to see more 70s here with a mix of sun and clouds and breezy winds. >> that's your latest weather. guys >> al, thank you i know we're going to get an
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update in the next half hour from the national hurricane center craig, you're going to be heading to the storm zone, to florida, right >> down this weekend our prayer is that there is not a whole lot to cover, that this thing weakens a bit. that's our hope. >> we hope people listen to the warnings and if there are evacuation orders in effect, to get out. we'll be watching your coverage on monday, craig now, we want to turn to the results of a new study that have officials sounding the alarm over electric scooters that are popping up in cities coast to coast. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is here with the very latest. these scooters are popular, miguel. >> yeah. as they've grown in popularity, some say they're more dangerous. over a one-year span there was a steady rise in e-scooters, riders injured, many while drunk or high. now they say something needs to be done. >> reporter: you can find them in cities across the country e-scooters on street corners, at the beach, and even outside bars while fun and perhaps a good way
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to get home after a night out, new research warns against the dangers of scooting while drinking. >> i can't lie and say that i haven't been on one after a few drinks, but i think you definitely shouldn't i had a friend who came off and hurt themselves really bad. >> reporter: in a study dubbed "the emerging dangers of e-scooters," doctors at uc san diego logged 103 patients injured on a scooter, and found 48% of them were intoxicated on the vehicles that can reach up to 15 miles per hour 98% were not wearing a helmet. 42% had extremity fractures. 26% facial fractures >> others may not be aware of you, and you don't want to pay the penalty for that. >> reporter: it is a problem some scooter companies have tried to curb, with public safety campaigns like lyme's respect the ride, and free helmets to those who sign the safety pledge.
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along with in-app messages that warn against drinking and riding the company's ceo recently announcing lime is working on ways to force the vehicle to slow down if it detects irregular driving. a spokesperson from bird scooters telling nbc news, we go to great lengths to educate and inform riders about the dangers of distracted riding including riding under the influence with e-scooter trauma significantly increased over time, this morning, a warning from doctors and the companies with so much on the line always ride clean and sober or face the pitfalls of a dangerous ride >> miguel, it's clear that riding on these scooters while intoxicated is not a smart idea, but what does the law say about this >> police say riding intoxicated is like driving intoxicated. in los angeles, somebody on an e-scooter hit a pedestrian and hurt them. they were charged with a dui it can happen in cities across the country.
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>> you're based in los angeles >> yeah, 3:30 at night, people, are driving down the street. >> it's all about being safe miguel, thank you. >> wear your helmets still ahead on a friday morning, a "jeopardy" daily double beloved host alex trebek back on the set and sharing some encouraging news about his health. >> great news. plus, from clothes to computers and more, we've got your guide to find the best labor day sales. john travolta gives his explanation for that taylor swift mix up that went viral at the vmas. first, born this way the new report on a link between genetics and sexual ti that's causing some controversy this morning. that's right after this. sexual
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today. >> this morning, a groundbreaking study in fact, the largest ever of its kind exploring a question that's fraught with controversy how do our genes influence our sexuality? well, the results are in nbc news medical correspondent dr. john torres is here with more dr. john, this has been a question for a long time huge debate about the role that genetics plays in our sexuality. what did the study find? >> it started back in the '90s when they found a segment of dna and dubbed that the gay gene that started the controversy and debate in the research community and regular community. this study looked at it, and almost 500,000 people they
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looked at who donated their dna either to research or commercial dna sites to find out what their dna was, and answer a question about if they had ever had a same-sex encounter any time in their life then they looked at their genes, and they found out there were some genes associated with that. five genes in particular were associated with that, but that was not the only thing those genes only added a little bit to the overall sexual orientation of somebody. that's what researchers are saying. >> not one gene, five genes. >> some researchers suspect there are thousands of genes that might be causing the same thing. the bottom line here, what researchers are saying, what a lot of people are saying, they're getting into this conversation, is what this is showing is sexuality is very complex. it is a combination of genetic environment, environmental issues throughout our life, like you can't choose how tall you are or if you are right or left-handed, same thing with sexuality. genes have some influence but not complete.
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>> some critics are saying they're concerned the results might be misconstrued by people who want to argue that sexuality is a choice, when it is not. talk a little bit about that >> the study was finished a while ago, but they had a big debate over what to do before they released the results. in the debate, that was exactly what they talked about should we release the results? how do we do this? the concern was that if they said, okay, this is genetic based, then anti-gay activists would say, let's try to edit the genes out. on the other hand, if it is not genetic based, let's talk about conversion therapy that was the concern in the community, how do we approach this and give the message out? hey, let's tell everybody exactly what is going on it is a complex factor a lot of things going on, like anything else in our life. like any other trait we have, it is environmental, genetic, social, there's a lot happening. >> does this hold true for men and women? >> that's what a lot of women are saying, thank goodness they started looking at women
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until now, studies had mostly been done on gay men in this one they added women as well it applies to both sexes. >> to be clear here, according to the study, sexuality, it is nature and nurture. >> nature and nurture. it has genetic components and environmental components. >> okay. >> that is the bottom message. >> complicated study thank you so much for helping us break it down. thanks, doc. just ahead, beloved "jeopardy" host alex trebek back in action. the great news he just shared about his health from the game show set first, these messages. let's do it. ♪ come on. this summer, add a new member to the family. hurry in and lease the glc 300 suv for just $419 a month with credit toward your first month's payment at the mercedes-benz summer event. going on now.
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about alex trebek. the long-time game show host announcing he is done with chemotherapy treatments. a "jeopardy" insider tells us alex is doing really good and has been there the whole time since the latest season started taping last month. >> reporter: this morning -- >> it's another day at the office for me. >> this is "jeopardy." >> reporter: legendary game show host alex trebek is back in the game. >> announcer: alex trebek. >> reporter: the 79-year-old "jeopardy" host updating everyone on his battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. >> i've gone through a lot of chemotherapy and, thankfully, that is now over i'm on the mend, and that's all i can hope for right now >> reporter: the show releasing this behind the scenes look at production of the 36th season. 40 shows taped so far, a short five months after the host announced his diagnosis. >> normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but i'm going to fight this.
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>> reporter: and fighting he is. without losing his trademark sense of humor. >> i have to because under the terms of my contract, i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years. >> reporter: he didn't even miss work, continuing to tape episodes while he was fighting the deadly disease, and keeping viewers up to date on his condition. >> i'm feeling good. i'm continuing with my therapy >> reporter: last season's star james holzhauer tweeting a reaction to the good news, writing, see you soon, hey >> i hadn't seen him since the diagnosis. it was great to catch up, and he looks phenomenal >> reporter: we spoke to ken jennings who holds the record for the longest winning streak on any game show with an astounding 74 "jeopardy!" wins >> he can do the show in his sleep. even with his cancer battle he is, to me, the irreplaceable voice of "jeopardy." >> here is your clue. >> reporter: a choice that is now back and ready for another
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exciting season. >> let me tell you, it's going to be a good year. >> reporter: welcome back, alex. >> alex continues to raise awareness about the disease. he'll be teaming up with the pancreatic cancer network for a global initiative this fall. so good to see him back. we love to see him. >> incredible he worked throughout it. >> all of it. >> amazing. >> true national treasure. >> he is. >> our thoughts continue to be with mr. trebek. >> absolutely. ahead here on a friday morning, the best of the best when it comes to those labor day sales. our guide to the weekend to make the most of your time and your money, as well carson >> good morning, everybody do we have a concert on the plaza for you. multi-grammy winner h.e.r. everything you're going to need to know about h.e.r., and a great show coming up after with quicksilver from capital one. you're earning unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. like on that new laptop.
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good friday morning. right now at 7:56, it is foggy now at the golden gate bridge, as the low clouds continue to roll by. we are all clear in the inland areas. a live look outside in san jose, also a cool start to the day, with our high temperature reaching up to about 81 degrees downtown. 88 degrees will be the high in antioch, and oakland, expect a high of 75, and 83 today in santa rosa, with san francisco staying in the low 70s. it will gradually warm up a few more degrees, leading into the weekend, and some of our hotter spots reaching up to 92 degrees on sunday, and 90 degrees on labor day. for the middle of next week san francisco staying in the low 70s. we'll get some clearing for the afternoon and a lot more sunshine for the next couple of days, also for monday up to about 72 degrees, and lower 70s early next week.
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let's get an update on the commute now from mike. >> kari look on the right side, obviously there's slowing northbound 880 but it slows north of 66 and clears just north of high, so a little slowing past the coliseum. the rest of the bay you see scattered minor incidents, not affecting any major portions of your commute as far as the distance goes. a lighter volume of traffic is what makes this happen. the south bay has started to see slowing north 87 in the middle of your screen and 101 around capital expressway. >> thanks so much. happening now, three los gatos businesses have a lot of cleanup ahead after a damaging late night fire happened in the heart of downtown near the double d's sports grill which itself only recently reopened from a devastating fire three years ago. link to the latest on our twitter feed, including updates on the investigation. we are tracking hurricane dorian as it bears down on florida. right now the projected path is leading towards palm beach. that could change between now and sunday. on our home page, why so believe
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the situation issing looking increasingly dire. another local news update coming up in half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today. it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, bracing for dorian. the monster storm only getting stronger as it takes aim at florida. >> you must have an evacuation plan >> holiday travelers preparing foncons and delays >> no reason for us to stick around. >> so when will dorian hit, and what does this mean for your weekend plans? al's tracking all of it. plus, deep discounts we'll take a look at the hottest end of summer sales in stores
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and online, from electronics to home accessories how you can save the most money. and h.e.r. is here ♪ i'm caught between your love and a hard place ♪ >> the artist behind the shades returns. >> you may not have heard of her until this moment, but i promise, after she performs, you will not forget her. >> all grown up and this time taking over our plaza for a live summer concert today, august 30th, 2019 ♪ when it comes to the music >> citi concert. >> hey, lauren and avery. >> here from barbados. >> miami, florida. >> memphis, tennessee. >> from jamaica. >> we're here for h.e.r. ♪ i feel like i'm losing >> celebrating barbara's birthday >> my hero is h.e.r. >> we're all here for h.e.r. on
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this friday morning. lively crowd on the plaza. a good crowd gearing up for that concert. a concert from h.e.r >> can't wait to hear h.e.r. >> any time we have kristen welker here in for savannah, as hoda enjoys the last minutes of maternity leave. can't wait to see their smiling faces back in studio 1a next week >> and can't wait for the concert. h.e.r. has the signature glasses. >> oh, yeah. >> we'll ask her about that. >> ask her about the glasses. >> looking forward to talking to h.e.r. and hearing her music if you want to show us your smiling faces, send your shoutouts. record them and put them on instagram and twitter with #mytodayplaza for a chance to get into our open. busy morning let's get to your news at 8:00 the national guard is on alert evacuation orders already as powerful hurricane dorian bears
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down on florida. al, i think we just got some new coordinates in what's the latest? >> this from the national hurricane center the 8:00 reading just in we've seen it increase in strength now, 685 miles east/southeast of west palm beach. winds are up to 110 miles per hour still moving at the same forward speed, northwest at 12 miles per hour the official national hurricane track. becomes a category 3 saturday afternoon. landfall tuesday morning with 130-mile-per-hour winds as a category 4 it continues on to the center part of florida. now, here's the comparison between the american model and the european model this comes in on tuesday we see landfall right around west palm beach. very close to the national hurricane center model for the european model west palm beach for the american model. then the european model keeps it along the coast. the american model more on the west coast
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we're going to have to wait and watch and see. either way, the entire state of florida has to be concerned as well as the southeastern sector of the united states impacts, a high possibility of tropical force and hurricane force winds for the bahamas and on into much of florida. as far as rainfall, the northwest bahamas, upwards of 15 inch of rain where they are watches now. costal sections of the southeast, florida into the southeast, 6 to 12 inches of rain isolated 15 inches of rain once this starts to make landfall, we have to worry about storm surge. torrential flash flooding and even tornadoes this has the potential to be disastrous we're going to continue to track it with a little luck, maybe something happens miraculously, and we avoid this, but it is not looking likely right now. >> we hope there's a little luck al, thank you. we know millions are bracing for dorian
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turning to politics now though, democratic front runner joe biden is defending an apparently inaccurate war story he told on the campaign trail just last week biden said that as vice president he made a risky trip in afghanistan to honor a navy captain who had rescued a wounded comrade under fire he said he refused the medal because the other service member had died the "washington post" said every detail of the story was inaccurate it said biden apparently combined several real events into one emotional tale. biden later replied he was trying to make the point about how courageous these people are, and he doesn't know what the problem is the brother of olympic gold medalist simone biles has been arrested and charged in a 2018 triple homicide. 24-year-old tevin biles thomas is accused of a new year's eve shooting that left three dead in cleveland. he was arrested in georgia
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he is scheduled to be arraigned in two weeks no word on when he will be extradited back to ohio. president trump has revived the u.s. space command to coordinate satellite surveillance missile defense and other pentagon efforts in space. the program, launched during the cold war, had gone dormant as priorities shifted to fighting terrorism. president trump said space is the next war fighting domain. >> now, those who wish to harm the united states, to seek to challenge us, and the ultimate high ground of space, it is going to be a whole different ball game. >> just to be clear, space command is separate from the president's proposed space force, which would become its own branch of the military meanwhile, there has been a huge and alarming increase in the number of people suffering serious lung problems apparently linked to vaping nearly 300 people have been hospitalized nationwide, a 50% jump from one week ago cases have been reported in at
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least 23 states. officials have not traced the problem to any single product or device, but they note that some patients had vaped thc the active ingredient in marijuana. by the way, if you follow me on twitter, you may have seen a tweet overnight where i appeared to push certain tobacco products for the record, i was hacked i clearly do not advocate their use. i also know that funner, by the way, funner is not a word. >> no fun in getting hacked. >> should have been a clue i was hacked. >> that was the clue sorry that happened. you'll have a busy day with i.t. glad you updated everyone on that that is the news, and now to better news. you have the morning boost. >> yeah. this one is a perfect one for a friday sometimes, it's the simple pleasures in life that make us happiest good music, tasty food
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we'll get outside in a moment for h.e.r. first, welcome back. we'll get outside in a moment for h.e.r first, welcome back. natalie is joining once again because it is our favorite time. >> you lie like a rug, craig melvin. >> it is a funner time. >> stick around for h.e.r. the artist we have outside is incredible. >> amazing. >> 22 years old, musical prodigy. jackson went to see her in london because she is a huge fan, rihanna you're in for a treat. >> she was on the "today" show when 10 years old. >> high praise from you. >> i don't mess around she's great. first up on pop start, the two popes, that's right, a new film starring anthony hopkins and jonathan price as pope benedict and pope francis. it'll show us just what happened when benefit summoned the future pope to the vatican, and how their ideologies clashed here's the trailer. >> yes, i know who they are.
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>> of course you do. eleanor rigby. >> who >> eleanor rigby. >> i don't know. >> you know, yellow submarine. >> so silly. >> very funny. >> there is a saying, god always corrects one pope by another pope i'd like to see my correction. >> you can just tell it is going to be great, right >> wow. >> the castings are amazing. hopkins looks like benedict. price, amazing it'll be on netflix in december. john travolta made headlines at the vmas when he mistook a noted taylor swift impersonated for the real taylor. the internet went crazy. now, travolta has gotten a chance to explain himself. >> so the video has me looking, trying to find her but, you now, travo know, i thought it was so funny, the way it was interpreted it was cool. i didn't care. >> john travolta makes a
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mistake. >> polka dot tie i shaved my head, it's headlines. >> sure. >> i mispronounce something, it is headlines i know that about me >> sure. >> i know my whole life, for whatever reason, the liz taylor club you wear a different dress, a different hair style, you're headline news. i don't mind that. as a matter of fact, i sometimes fantasize, what if i had given it to her? wouldn't that have been awesome? >> he's not wrong. when you're that famous, everything is under a microscope however, when you mispronounce somebody's name, it's one thing. when -- what'd he say? >> adele dazeem. >> that was a big one. >> by the way, taylor didn't care at all. she thought it was hilarious took this group picture right after. there was really no news there. >> got the trophy anyway. >> it is john travolta, come on. finally, heidi klum and nicole richie are working on an amazon show together after filming, klum captured richie's pre-flight routine on
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camera. >> i thought that only naomi campbell was the nutjob, but nein ms. richie is just as [ bleep ]. >> ready to go to work >> what is -- oh, my gosh. ew you are too much >> heidi mentioned naomi campbell, which we have footage of, too. she does the same thing. everybody at this table flies all the time. >> yeah. >> jfk, lax, more than i'm at my house. do you do the wipe down? >> a woman did it next to me, and i thought it was brilliant. >> it is smart. >> we do this every time we walk into the white house booth we wipe it down. >> really? >> is the white house team filthy >> well, it is small. >> what does that mean >> where we work at the white house, our nbc team at the white house, whenever we walk in, there are six or eight of us who share a very small space we wipe it down, just to make
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sure we're not sharing germs. >> they sell the clorox wipes, purell wipe it down. >> nice pre-flight if they have something on board to do that. >> surprised they don't. they have it at the supermarkets or the gym. >> yeah. >> the seat belt is the dirty one. great daly click. >> great moment at the u.s. open as many have seen, there's awesome matches. there was a very, very interesting moment yesterday a mid-match coffee delivery for one venus williams take a look. >> coffee. >> oh. >> she's going to the restroom though >> what do i do with the coffee, guys just leave it at her -- go over there. yeah, perfect. >> that's olivier. he's done a fantastic job. come to think of it, i could use
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a cup of coffee. ollie, are you around? >> yeah! >> follow him. >> how are you doing, ollie? great job yesterday. >> great job. >> take us back to the moment. what happened? they told you to bring her coffee, and what happened next, from your perspective? >> theshe just left the court for, i guess, a bathroom break and -- >> that was that >> that was that. >> you started to go back, but you were so great on your feet you put the coffee down. how is being a ball boy? natalie and i were talking about this >> i was there yesterday, and i get stressed watching you. >> you do a great job. you stand so still. >> it is amazing the experience is amazing.
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you'll get a lot of friendly compliments from a lot of people >> yeah. >> they'll approach you and say how great you're doing. >> they should. >> and everybody is just nice. >> you have a good time? you're not stressed standing there? >> you run around a lot. >> what has been the best moment >> excuse me >> what's the best moment? >> i think making friends close to me. seeing the great players, good players, the matches, famous people. >> have they been great? >> yeah. >> do you throw people the ball? >> i see them reject it sometimes. why, they don't like the tennis ball >> they might not like it, or it is mostly a superstition. >> right. >> do you play tennis yourself >> yeah. >> do you have to play tennis to be a ball boy? >> you do not. >> do you get to keep this polo outfit >> yes. >> sneakers, too. >> who is your favorite player, ollie? >> my favorite player is federer. >> just like savannah. >> savannah probably paid him to say that >> and you're going back today >> yes i work today. >> what match are you doing? when do you know what match? >> before you get sent out. >> do your parents drop you off? >> yeah. >> do you get free food? >> $30 >> all right
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>> good stipend. >> ollie, you did not wilt under pressure >> you are the man. >> you did not great work. >> what did your friends think of the moment? have you heard from them >> it was great. they welcomed me and were happy. they were like, i'm friends with a famous person. >> you are >> 98,000 people have viewed that video what do you think of that? >> it is crazy it all happened so quickly >> you have a story to tell when you go back to school. >> what i did for my summer vacation >> good luck out there today. >> nice, ollie. >> have fun. >> great work. making a turn, mr. roker, millions of folks literally bracing for what appears to be a monster storm that's barrelling towards the southern part of this country. >> we have to wait at least four days before we see arrival on the eastern seaboard meantime, we have a lot of hot weather out west sunshine through the plains and into the northeast
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also looking into the mid-atlantic with beautiful weather, as well again, big changes coming. we're going good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside in san jose. it's nice and clear and our temperatures are starting out cool. we will have a seasonal day with our highs reaching up to about 81 degrees. some upper 80s for antioch and concord and even some 90s into the far north bay while san francisco stays in the low 70s. we will see our temperatures heating up slightly for the weekend reaching into the low 90s. and extending into labor day reaching 90 degrees and then cooling off for the middle of next week. >> that's your latest weather. craig? >> mr. roker, thank you, sir. labor day, of course, marks the unofficial end of summer, but it also means that you are going to find tons of end of season sales this weekend. we are talking deep discounts on
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everything from tvs and tablets to clothes and home accessories. who better for the scoop on all of it than yahoo's lifestyle contributor editor always great to see you. >> you, too. ious you know what is so cool? people think it is just summer stuff, but there are huge buys in every category. >> good. >> you'll fine incredible discounts. >> brick and mortar stores and online >> yup. >> we'll start with appliances. >> starting big. if you are in the market for a refrigerator, sears is offering up to 40% off. we found this gorgeous kenmore stainless steel for just $999.
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pretty great savings you'll also find all major appliances up to 40% off there at sears also at home depot and best buy. now, we have to talk about vacuums. if you're in the market for upgrading your vacuum to the dyson that everybody is obsessed with, you're going to find some great deals not only at home depot, where we saw them for 30% off starting at $279, but if you want the cordless variety, amazon has it for $200 off for just $299, originally $499 know what else is really cool when you find small kitchenware or appliances not normally on sale the george foreman indoor/outdoor grill -- because grilling season is not over -- for $59, $40 off at walmart. >> is delivery included? >> yes, actually over $399 free delivery. >> what's the next category? >> next up, we have electronics. >> okay. >> a lot of people out there obsessed with that 4k super high-def tv. you can find an incredible
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selection of any kind at walmart. we found a 55-inch for $299, down from $599 that's $300 off. >> what's the brand? >> it's tcl, and it is at walmart. they've got, you know, great deals at every size of these 4ks. laptops. back to school, especially for the college kids we all want a break there. we found laptops at best buy, macbook airs for $200 off. >> apple laptops don't go on sale often. >> that's really cool. you can find those at best buy smart home assistants. you can have alexa come in and rule your household with the echo dot for $29, down from $49, or ebay has 60% off for the google home hub. just $59. >> all right let's head down to our next set here what are we looking at now >> okay. this is really cool. this is home when you hear about savings on home for labor day, it is not just patio furniture
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i mean, we found retailers like wayfair that has up to 75% off every category we found this outdoor fire pit table for $120 it was originally $449 if you really want to be -- >> $449? >> yeah. that's good. if you want to think ahead for next year, we found an incredible deal on an outdoor sectional. for patio furniture, you'll find great discounts everywhere almost $3,000 off the retail value at overstock.com now rugs so many great discounts on rugs. houzz.com, 80%, every size, every style. >> 80% off >> yes we found an 8 by 10 rug for $99. originally $399. >> that's just this weekend though >> yes details will be on the site. >> luggage. >> macy's, 60% off i found the adorable little spinner hardshell case for $79 it was originally $200. >> less than a minute. let's talk style for a moment. >> style, guys it is not just bathing suits and flip-flops you'll find great fall stuff
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first off, at draper james, reese witherspoon's brand, they have a -- >> i'm familiar with it because of my wife loves it. >> who doesn't, right? 75% off. we found this adorable sweater dress for $52. it was $150. now, this is awesome. >> patagonias, they rarely go on sale. >> rei, 50% f for e entire family great for transitional everybody is into shoes. at nordstrom rack, up to 75% off top designer brands. again, we found uggs for fall for $118, down from $180. >> that was great. thank you so much. >> thanks, craig i'm so excited there are great bargains. >> if you missed any of that, today.com/shop for labor day sales. mr. roker? hey, we are so excited h.e.r., are you ready to rock the plaza? >> oh, yeah.
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excited to be here. >> we're thrilled to have you here it is going to be great. first, your local news and weather. d to have you here it is going to be great. first, your local news and weather. good morning. i'm marcus washington. firefighters are investigating what sparked an early morning fire that damaged three los gatos businesses. it started about 1:30 this morning on village lane which runs parallel to the avenue. firefighters say it started inside one business and spread to the store fronts on either side. due to the unusual roof structure it took about an hour to put it out. some of the area, that same area really has seen fire before. the nearby double d sports grill only recently reopened after it was gutted by fire in 2016. right now we want a look at the weekend commute going for you. mike? this seems like a lot easier.
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>> look how light 101 is through san jose. overall we have a crash north of the camera. a crash approaching the airport but it looks like everything is getting off to the shoulder. 101 and 87 slow a bit toward the merge because of that a few minutes ago. a smooth drive for the rest of your bay. slowing through oakland. there is 880 just north of high street just north of 66 and the same thing from 580. once they get to the bay bridge the toll plaza, the report is that there are metering lights but no backup. isn't it great? slow traffic throughout. back to you. >> love those sights. thanks, mike. we'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes and you remember we're always on at nbc bay area.com.
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we're back. it is 8:30 on this we're back it is 8:30 on this friday morning heading into a holiday weekend. look at this crowd you guys ready [ cheers and applause ] they are all here for h.e.r., literally she's taken the music world by storm. we'll hear from her in a moment. >> can't wait. >> how about a special crowd moment first >> let's do it. >> i'm looking for samia how convenient how are you? >> i'm good.
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>> how old are you, samia? >> 3 >> samia is 3. this is her mom. you come closer here what's your name, mom? >> nasha. >> where are you from? >> mays landing, new jersey. >> this is baby h.e.r. >> yes. >> huge h.e.r. fan. >> go give her a hug. >> awe >> she's got the hair and everything >> you turn around so america can see you here h.e.r. got her start on "today." this could be your big moment. >> i think -- huh? >> what were you going to say? what do you think? >> i think i love my mommy >> aww >> she loves her mommy, too. >> you guys have met before. >> yes she's one of my biggest fans, i think. >> i'd say so.
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>> certainly youngest. >> does she sing at home >> she does. she doesn't stop singing. >> want to give us something on the "today" show do you have anything prepared? >> yeah. >> go on >> i don't know. >> we'll let her warm up >> sing along with h.e.r. >> don't ask a professional to sing cold. >> my bad. >> warm up before. >> she is a miniature version of you. what is that like? >> she goes in she knows what she's doing, very early. >> how incredible. we cannot wait to hear you you're warming up, as well first, we want to get a check of al's forecast. perfect day for this concert. >> today is gorgeous let's look at your labor day weekend outlook. we start off with saturday of course, we've got dorian in the southeast. we have summer heat in texas look for refreshingly cool conditions in the plains sunday, sunday, dorian threat continues. hot and humid through the south. heat wave out west into labor day, monday, shs and mild looking at the impacts of dorian. hot and dry in the western two-thirds of the u.s. that's what's going on around the country.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall heading outside it feels nice and cool with our skies clearing. and our temperatures heading into the low 80s. in the south bay as well as much of the north bay. oakland today expect a high of 75. some mid to upper 80s for the inland valleys. in our inland forecast we will be slightly hotter for tomorrow as well as sunday. labor day is looking pretty nice but warming up to 90 degrees and then cooling off for the middle of next week. san francisco in the low 70s. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi h.e.r. has the guitar strapped on, almost ready to rock our citi concert stage. before she does, a quick peek at the artist behind the shades ♪ can you focus on me >> reporter: she's the artist known simply as h.e.r., short for having everything revealed a mysterious breakout star, she never removed her trademark
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sunglasses in public. ♪ oh, i've caught between your love and a hard place ♪ >> reporter: long before the california native became h.e.r.♪ she was a young musical prodigy. ♪ if you think you're too old t boogie ♪ ♪ boy, i've got news for you >> reporter: performing here for the first time live on "today" in 2007. she taught herself to play the bass, guitar, drums, and piano by the age of 9. >> you may not have heard of her until this moment, but i promise you, after she performs, you will not perform her ♪ oh, whoa, whoa ♪ get in the way of what i'm feeling ♪ >> reporter: it was the beginning of her success ♪ you're the best part >> reporter: she landed a record deal at 14, and now just 22, she has over three musical projects under her belt her music has been streamed over 1 billion times. the singer/songwriter took home
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two grammy awards this year including best r & b album ♪ i'll be feeling like yes i am ♪ >> reporter: h.e.r. has been busy working on new music and playing for crowds all across the globe. >> we love h.e.r.! we want h.e.r. >> rep thimorning, she's returning to studio 1a for a very special performance right here on our citi concert stage >> here she is, ladies and gentlemen, h.e.r >> new york city ♪ stare out the window, oh, why am i so ♪ ♪ jaded and waiting for some kinda miracle, yeah ♪ ♪ love doesn't live here, and
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i've cried enough tears ♪ ♪ sorry if i can't imagine that yore ♪ ♪ please, i never saw it coming ♪ ♪ you wanna take me away, yeah ♪ so please, don't let it be fo nothing ♪ ♪ before we get carried away, before we get carried away ♪ ♪ yeah, before we cross the line, i have been saying this all along ♪ line, i ♪ if you're not strong to let m go ♪ >> can we jam out a little bit ?
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♪ >> play that bass, girl. ♪ >> play that bass, girl. ♪ put your hands together hand♪ ♪ put your hands together ♪ yeah
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah
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[ applause ] >> oh, she's just getting started. [ applause >> oh, she's just getting started. we are back with more music from h.e.r. in just a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and we are back on the and we are back on the plaza. fired up crowd here with more from the incredible h.e.r. >> she's currently out with a two-part ep, "i used to know her. when not touring, she's hard at work on her official debut album. h.e.r., good morning and welcome home. >> thank you. >> yeah. so this album, a lot of folks are wondering, when is it dropping
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you dropped a project last night, but when is the album >> i'm taking my time with it. my album should be out before the end of this year. >> okay. >> we can't wait congratulations on your two wins fantastic. you were first on the "today" show when you were 10 years old. what does it feel like to be back here right now? >> amazing i'm honestly so happy, full circle, you know it's just very telling for my journey. thank you for having me again. >> you talk about that journey how grateful are you for what's been happening and how your life has changed along this short period of time >> yeah. i'm really excited about it. i'm feeling really blessed i'm only 22 and so much has happened, you know like you said, it is so telling to how hard i've been working since i was a little girl.
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my dreams are coming true now, it's like, wow, okay, i'm doing something right. i'm exactly where i'm supposed to be. >> you go by the acronym, h.e.r., having everything revealed the shades, it is important to you. >> for people to focus on the music. not so much to hide my identity but have people focus on the music and the art. that's what i'm about, my message and my story, people just immerse themselves in my story and in my songs. that's what it is about. >> i'm racking my brain, the last time someone was nominated for five grammys without putting out an album incredible janet jackson showed up at your london show, right rihanna is a huge fan. >> yeah. >> friends of mine have been talking about you since i met you when you were 9. what do you say to the huge artists when you meet them backstage? >> i try to be cool.
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no, honestly, i'm just like, wow, thank you for listening to my music like i listened to you growing up ♪ me, can you the fact i'm their artist now that they listen to, on their playlists. janet said i got her through her pregnancy. it is mind boggling. >> h.e.r., let's hear another one. what do you have for us? ♪ ♪ you >> a little song called "focus." >> nice. >> all right
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>> take it away. thank you. ♪ ♪ me, can you focus on me ♪ baby, can you focus on me, babe ♪ ♪ hands in the soap, have the faucets running and i keep looking at you ♪ tuck on your phone and you'r stuck in your zone ♪ ♪ you don't have a clue ♪ but i don't wanna give up ♪ baby, i just want you to get up ♪ ♪ lately, i've been a little fe up ♪ ♪ wish you would just focus on me ♪ ♪ can you focus on me ♪ baby, can you focus, yeah, on me ♪ ♪ me, me ♪ can you focus on me ♪ baby, can you focus, yeah, on me ♪ ♪ lazy and broke ♪ no, he get this money, so i guess i can't complain ♪ ♪ but i feel alone even when ♪ we're alone ♪ ♪ but i ♪ and that don't cost a thing t
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♪ but i don't wanna give up ♪ tell 'em ♪ baby, i just want you to get up ♪ ♪ lately, i've been a little fe up ♪ ♪ wish you would just focus on me ♪ ♪ oh, can you focus on me ♪ oh, baby, can you focus on me ♪ ♪ yeah, me, can you focus on me ♪ on me ♪ baby, can you focus on me ♪ on me baby, focus ♪ ♪
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♪ oh, baby, focus ♪ can't you see, yeah ♪ listen, i just wanna love youi baby ♪ ♪ look me in my eyes, oh ♪ ♪ look me in my eyes, oh [ cheers and applause >> amazing focused on h.e.r this party is not over yet we'll have more from h.e.r. in a moment first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ can you focus on me moment. first, this is to"today" on nbc.
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we are back with one more song from h.e.r. ♪ ♪ wanna believe what you say ♪ but i hate you on most days ♪ you've been testing my faith and my patience, yeah ♪ ♪ and you know that i be headstrong ♪ ♪ but you know that you be dead wrong ♪ ♪ telling me to relax when i'm reacting ♪ ♪ but ied rather fight than lose sleep at night ♪ ♪ at least you're all mine ♪ and if i have to choose, my
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heart or you, i'm gonna lose, yeah ♪ ♪ what if nothing ever will caut change ♪ ♪ oh, i'm caught between your love and a hard place ♪ ♪ oh, i wish there was a right way ♪ ♪ i'm caught between your love and a hard place, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ d ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ do i even have a choice when i'm gonna have to pick my poison ♪ ♪ yeah, you hurt me so good, it's so good ♪ ♪ and even when you cause tears ♪
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♪ you're the one who wipe them away ♪ ♪ maybe that's the reason i stay, i stay ♪ ♪ yeah, but if i have to choose my heart or you, i'm gonna what lose ♪ ♪ what if nothing ever will change ♪ ♪ oh i'm caught between your love and a hard place ♪ ♪ oh i wish there was a right way ♪ ♪ i'm caught between your love and a hard place ♪oh, oh, yeah, ♪ oh, oh, yeah, oh, oh
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♪ what if there was a right way ♪ ♪ i'm caught between your love and a hard place ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i wish there was a right way, yeah ♪ ♪ i'm caught between your love e and a hard place ♪
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[ applause ] >> and that is h.e.r if you want more music from h.e.r., catch her at the global citizens festival saturday, september 28th msnbc will have live coverage of that concert h.e.r., thank you. thank you, as well thank you, as well firs ♪ ♪ ♪
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h.e.r., thank you. thank you as w good morning. 8:56. i'm marcus washington. palo alto says that they have detained a teen who made online threats against gunn high school. investigators with the police department say the comments were posted on the instagram page last night under an anonymous profile but they figured out who posted the comments. a 14-year-old gunn high school
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student. officers searched the home and did not find any weapons. investigators also do not believe he intended to carry out the threat but he was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation. happening now, speaking with police officers looking closer into what happened and we'll have a live report during the m idday newscast. three los gatos businesses have a lot of cleanup ahead after a damaging late night fire in the heart of downtown near dd sports grill which, itself, only recently reopened after a devastating fire three years ago. linked to the latest on our twitter feed including updates on the investigation. we're tracking hurricane dorian as it bears down on florida. right now the projected path leans toward palm beach but that could change between now and sunday. on our home page, why some believe the situation is looking to increasingly dire need for more help. we'll have more news for you coming up. here's one you guys will like. show me making it. oh! i got one. the best of amy poehler.
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from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning and welcome to the third hour of "today." sheinelle, of course, on vacation >> on vaca that's all right >> we got craig. we got dylan that's it. >> we'll try to fill in. >> try to hold it down. >> i don't know if you can sheinelle has big shoes to fill. literally, she wears a size 12 >> she's not a clown >> she's 4'5". >> ever seen those things? she has boats. >> bigger feet than me. >> she's going to be watching this >> that's ieright. >> she's going to be all in a tizzy. >> she's not going to be watching this. do you watch when on vacationsome. >> i do not. no offense,

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