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the rampage now being investigated as an act of terrorism as questions swirl about whether she was the driving force behind it all. as we learn more about how she emigrated to the united states. get a first look inside the suspect's homom and face a new scare overnight. today, tales of heroism. one victim saving his co-worker's life. plus, outrage on the front page of "the new york times." we're live with the latest. scare for simon. reality tv star simon cowell's london mansion ransacked. criminals escaping with thousands in cash and jewelry as the music mogul and his family slept t st steps away. and emerncy landing. a huge scare when a private jet was forced to touch down in southern california with its landing gear crippled. a look at what happened when the plane hit the ground, today, saturday, december 5th, 2015. >> from nbc news, this is
rockefeller plazaza >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones. >> glad to have you with us. i'm craig melvin alongside kristen welker and rafael miranda from our nbc station here in new york, 5i) good to have you with us. erica and dylan both have the day off. i spent the past few days in san bernardinono that community very much on edge. this country very much on edge as well. let's start with our top story. the san bernardino massacre and another scare overnight. a local ups facility had to be evacuated after a worker discovered a package with the killer's address on it. the bomb squad later determined the package was not a threat and reportedly contained clothing. this as thehe first photo emerges of t t so-called black widow who pledged allegiance to isis online right around the same time the attack began. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in san bernardino. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. the scare at that ups center
tension in this community. the fbi says it will take months for them to complete their investigation. for now, there is no tive. ut they say this is a terror investigation. this morning, a closer look at the husband and wife who many saw as an ordinary family until they murdered 14 and wounded 21. >> the investigation so far has developed indications of radicalization by the killers and of potentialal inspiration by foreign terrorist organizations. >> reporter: the fbi now pouring into the lives of sigh yesterday farook and tashfeen malik. she was the housewife from pakistan, who investigators say pledged support for isis on facebook. he was the american-born food inspector, the parents of a 6-month-old. >> we have several down in the conference room. >> reporter: the couple may have planned their office party massacre in the home where
ammunition, and tools to build ieds. getting our first look inside, this is where investigators pored through documents and scoured their digit call trail, which the fbi says they took special care to destroy. >> this is something political, because this brother, he couldn't have done that. >> reporter: the calculated massacre would be the deadliest inspired islamist attack in the u.s. since 9/11. if officials confirm, it's an act of terror. killed by police in a gun battle after the shooting, the couple took the lives of mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. the youngest 26, the oldest 60. >> we are just all so sick of seeing families get hurt by senseless violence. >> reporter: among the dead, 45-year-old shannon johnson. his wounded co-worker releasing a statement overnight saying she's only alive because johnson
telling her three words -- "i got you." this morning, tears and heartbreak for the victims as police scour through the suspect's lives to piece together this horrific crime. the fbi director says as of now, there is no true way to tell the couple's intent. there could have been some very valuable information on those cell phones and computers that were damaged. the fbi doing all they can to retrieve whatever information on that as possible. craig? >> miguel almaguer there for us in california this morning. thank you. >> we're joined by the san bernardino police chief jarrod burguan as well as sheriff john mcmahon. thank you for talking with us this morning. >> thanks for having us. >> chief, i want to start with you. there have been rumor of new threats to potential targets in your area. is there any validity to these rumors? and what are you telling people this morning in your community about that? >> so, we have seen some of the same online posts that you're
we do not have anything to indicate that there's any validity behihi that. we've been in great contact with the fbi as well as the local jttf, and we don't have anything that has been confirmed as an actual threat that we need to worry about. and as well as anything that's come into our department, we don't have anything that is active. we have been pretty good at putting out all of the available information that we have. we put some information out on an incident we had at one of our local theaters the day before the shooting hpened. as i said yesterday in the press conferences, there's nothing to indicate that there's any validity behind that particular threat, but out of an abundance of caution, we are letting people know about it. as far as what we're telling people, we have really had the same message that this country has had since 9/11 and that is that you've got to live your life. you cannot live your life in fear. but you've g to be vigilant and you've got to@use common sense and to coin a term that's been used recently, if you see something, say something, and i think people are doing that. >> chief, i want to follow up on
based on the investigation to date, do you believe this couple was indeed radicalized, and if so, do you know who radicalized whom? >> so i realize that there's been a lot of things out there, and i think the problem is that we work on facts and we really have to be careful that we know the facts. i know there's been people that have made reference to travel. i know there's been people that have made reference to statements from other friends and family that have talked aboo maybe the word "radicalization." but until we know definitively from our investigative standpoint that we feel comrtable saying that, we've got to be comfortable with how we use those words. >> sheriff, we've learned the first responders may have been a target as well, obviously hearing the consumer left behinduple left behind a bomb b at didn't detonana. w are the fiit responders holding up? >> our staff as well as jarrod's staff are holding up very well. there were hundreds of first
area as a result of this tragic event. and they all are dealing with it in different ways. but overall, our folks are doing very, very well, and we are incredibly proud of the way they performed. >> this is a t tugh time for the entire country and you guys are at the thick of it, and we thank you for joining us this morning. san bernardino chief jarrod jarrod burguan and chief john mcmahon. thanks to both of you this morning. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> so just who is the mystery woman behind the san bernardino massacre? the fbi acknowledges they know little about tashfeen malik. her husband's friends and family are also appaently in the dark. nbc's stephanie gosk is outside the couple'shome in redlands, california. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. tashfeen malik went through a rigorous process to get into this country on what's called a fiancee visa. once she was here, she applied for and received a g gen card. now the question is, if she becamemeradicalized, when did it happen, and was there something
u.s. authorities missed? finally, a face to put to a name. and this morning, new details about who tashfeen malik was. lawyers for the family describe her as "a typical housewife who spent most of her time at this rented apartment. and they say the family didn't know her well. >> they've never seen herr face cause she did wear a burka. >> reporter: a conservative muslim, she prayed five times a day and chose not to drive. >> she grew up in pakistan. at about 18 to 20 years of age, she moved to saudi arabia. >> reporter: it's believed sigh yesterday farook met malik on an online dating site and traraled to saudi arabia inin014 to marry. sigh yesterday's sister told chris jansing they barely talked about her past. >> we were barely starting to get to know her because she was quiet and shy like him. >> reporter: to get into the u.s., the state department granted malik a k1 visa, or a fiancee visa.
biometrics, you have to establish the bona fides of a marriage. >> reporter: they had a second wedding, mandatory within 20 days of entering the issue. malik was issued her green card in july 2015. she left behind a 6-month-old daughter to commit the bloody rampage that has stunned this communiniy. boxox of ammunition are just a few of the items the fbi removed from farook and malik's home on thursday. items investigators will meticulously review to learn more about the mother and wife turned killer. the family says malik was not in this house with the baby by herself during the day when her husband went too work. the grandmother lived with them, but she stayed mostly upstair and had no idea what the couple was planning. back to you. >> stephanie golf course, thank you. in his weekly radio address this morning, president obama said it is entirely possible these two attackers were radicalized to
sean hennry served as an executive a aistant director of the fbi. he is now the chief securityy officer for crowd strike. good morning to you. self-radicalization, it is a word, a term we have been passing about a fair amount. it appears if they were radicalized, they were self-radicalized, they were not directed by an outside group. how does one become self-radicalized, shawn?n? >> it begins with people who feel that they're disenfranchised. they have some type of religious inclination. they're not happy with where they are here in the united states or elsewhere. the political beliefs and those around them perhaps are not accepting them into the community. and they're looking for something more. they go out to these websites that these jihadists are propagating globally. they are constantly barraged with a message about the caliphate and about jihad and about what they need to do to
this constant messaging is really, really difficult for law enforcement perspective because you can't determine if someone issurfing the web from inside their bedroom. you can't make a determination where they're getting these messages from and when they're starting to move from something that may bes a pir ration s a pir ragsaspirational to reality. >> she may have radicalized him. how real is the possibilitit shawn, t tathey met online? she cameme from saudi arabia with the sole intent of waging jihad. >> well, it's speculation now, but i certainly think that this is a line of investigation that the fbi will be looking at. the connectivity to pakistan and to saudi arabia is going to be a large effort for thebi with the e telligence services of f those two countries, and the broader u.s. intelligence community. i think that that is something
when you think about foreign fighters who may be looking to get into this country, there are multiple avenues they may be going down, and from a law enforcement perspective, this is something that we've gogo to ensure we've got a good handle on. self-radicalization internally, external. many opportunities for bad people to come here. we need to make sure that we are looking at this in a much more aggressive way, craig. >> shawn henry, thank you so much, shawn. >> this latest attack is also having a big impact on the race for the white house. candidates from both sides are wasting no time weighing in on the massacre and who can keep america safe. ron allen is at the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: word that the fbi is treating the san bernardino attack as terrorism has intensified republican criticism of president obama, who they claim has been weak fighting extremism abroad and here at home, as talking tooh about donald trump further ahead of
>> wow! >> reporter: donald trump with an enthusiastic crowd, explaining how he would deal with the threat of terrorism. >> if the people in paris, or the people in california -- if you had a couple of folks in there with guns, andnd that knew how to use them, and they were in that room, you wouldn't have dead people. the dead people would be the other guys. >> reporter: at this iowa gun owners rights event, ted cruz blasting away. >> we will not defeat radical islamic terrorism, so long as the president is unwilling to utter the words "radical islamic terrorism." >> reporter: with america worried about terror striking at home, a new national poll taken after the paris attacks, but before san bernardino gives trump some of his highest numbers yet, 36%, 20 points ahead, with cruz surging into second place. trump also with top markss onon
again, cruz second on both fronts. gun rights and fighting terror big gop issues as the administration tries to play down the fear factor. >> try to channel it into an awareness of your surroundings, to get you to a place where you are living your life, but if you see something that doesn't make sense, you say somethingngo somebody. >> reporter: and the leading democratic intender tries to strike a balance. >> i don't see any conflict at all between going after the terrorists with everything we've got and doing more on gun safety measures. i see no contradiction. >> reporter: but on the trail and across the country, the deep divide on this emotional issue endures. >> they're still out there talking about gun control measures, as if s sehow teteorists care about wh our gun laws are. >> reporter: while the campaign rages on at the white house, officials have said they're redoubling efforts to fight terror abroad and to protect the homeland. the president has said his inability to do more to prevent mass shootings and tighten gun laws is the biggest frustration
sheinelle? >> thanks. this morning, a rare sight on the front page of "the new york times." check this out. t's an editorial taking on the un culture in america. it is the first time since 1920 that the "times" has put an editorial on its front page. >> they slammed the gun industry and the politicians who back them, writing it is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that p pple can legally purchased weapons designed specifically to kill with brutal speed and efficiency. >> the added quote, opponents of gun control are saying that determined killers obtained weapons illegally in places like france, england, and norway that have strict gun laws. yes, they did. but at least those countries are trying. the united states is not. >> let's go totokristen welker now. he has more information on the master minds behind the paris terror attacks. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, sheinelle. that's absolutely right. the terror suspects in the paris massacre are now being linked to travel in england and other parts of europe. officials in britain say that
of the suspects traveled to london and birmingham to meet people expected to have this in mind. the three are believed to be together in hungary. to london now, where burglars are reported to have broken into simon cowell's home while the star and his family slept. the x-factor creator, his girlfriend, and theirr 21-1-nth-old son were upstairs when burglars found the key to the safe. the thieves are said to have made off with cash and jewelry worth about $100,000. while shaken up, just hours later, cowell attended rehearsals for the x-factor semifinals. fortunately, no one was hurt. a scary landing for a private jet heading into palm springs, the plane carrying a pilot and passenger from montana had landing gear problems. with emergency crews on hand and sparks flying, it was able to land on its belly with no injuries to anyone on board. incredible.
of the big stars of the hit film "big." tom hanks is mourning the death of his co-star, tweeting that robert loggia was one of the loveliest people he had ever known. loggia had been a hollywood staple for more than 50 years when the two joined in a duet on tha giant floor keyboard. take a look. >> truly a moment of movie magic there. we will all, of course, miss him. you just see that videoeond it makes you happy. >> how many of us, first of all, tried to do that. >> wanted to buy one of those keyboards. >> absolutely. >> let's bring in rafael miranda, in for dylan this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. great to have a great forecast to present to you as well. no sign of cold. i don't t tnk you guys aree missng it, right? >> we'll take it on the weekends. >> across much of the country as well, it's a mild pattern we're
rel a a sign of an el nino year. above average temperatures will continue throughout the day today. and we're talking well above average for all the big cities from the midwest right towards the northeast. 54 degrees in new york city today. we broke a record in marquette yesterday. 37 in fargo. may seem a little chilly, but you should be in the 20s this time of year, so that is a big difference. well above average for your sunday as well. it just goes on and on. 40s and 50s. even flirting with 60 as you head to charleston and lots of sunshine as well. great start to thconditions warm very nicely across siouxland with most highs in the 30s and 40s allowing the melting process to really get flowing. temperatures overd% the next couple of day will similar to today but with a lot more clouds on saturday. from those clouds, a couple light showers may try to form from saturday evening into early saturday night. your forecast brought to you by knova's carpets, siouxland's largest
>> all right, thank you so much. >> still to come, catching you up on the weekend news, from a major setback for oscar pistorius, to facebook founder announcing a big bundle of joy. and the guy who gave us "gangnam style" is back with a hilarious nod to dads everywhere. but first, this is "today" on
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we're back on a saturday morning with "the download." our time to look back at the week's biggest stories. >> here's a quick recap at some of the headlines that grabbed our attention. another mass shooting, this time in san bernardino, california. >> it was unspeakable, the carnage that we were seeing. >> 14 dead, 21 hurt. sigh yesterday farook and his
the slaughter. officer rushing to the scene. >> i'll take a bubuet before you do. >> farook's brother-in-law sat down with lester holt. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law for doing this? >> yeah, absolutely. very angry. very upset and angry. >> stoking the debate over gun control once again. >> when individuals decide that they want to do somebody harm, we're making it a little harder for them to do it. >> after months of pounding isis from the air, u.s. military officials announcing they'll put special ops forces on the ground in iraq. >> we're at war. >> it's a military and diplomatic rubik's cube. you can't stop isis without ending the civil war in syria, the conflict that spawned the terror group. >> on the campaign trail, frontrunner donald trump now has his biggest lead so far in the field, a 20-point edge over the next closest competitor. >> trump campaigning in his ninth state in these last two weeks, still hammering home his now widely discredited claim that thousands of new jersey
>> and things are all of a sudden materializing. >> in south africa, a major setback for olympic sprinter oscar pistorius. >> guilty of murder. >> oscar pistorius had been convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for shooting and killing his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. reeva's mother in court to hear it herself. >> and she sat down exclusively with "today" after the ruling. >> i want respect for my daughter. that's what i got today. >> severe weather battered the midwest this week. >> a brutal wave of ice, freezing rain, and snow. >> not just treacherous, but deadly. at least one fatality in south dakota. in minnesota, nearly 400 crashes. and a holiday tradition. >> five, four, three, two, one! >> the 83rd annual tree lighting at 30 rock, along with stars galore, tens of thousands came out to see the 78-foot-tall tree
it's a facebook share worth $45 billion. one week after becoming first-time parents, mark zuckerberg and his wife dr. priscilla chan are pledging to donate 99% of their stock in the social network during their lifetimes, all toward making the world a better place for their new daughter max. >> having this child has made us think about all of the things that should be improved in the world for her whole generation. >> and from the man who brought us "ganam style," an ode to the dad bod. >> it's called "daddy." i got it from my daddy i got it from my daddy hey, where'd you get that body from >> there's no doubt we will see this all over youtube with people doing the same thing. >> that might be the best yet. >> it does seem to be kind of the same song.
it's catchy, the same little beat. >> but i love that song. i'll listen to it. >> it's essentially round two. >> we need a distraction. and it was good to see the tree light up here as well in new york city. >> we need it. a little bit of light. still to come here on "today," controversy after a new york sheriff calls on gun owners to carry their weapons in the wake of the san bernardino massacre. we'll get to that story in just
but first, these messages.a special annual christmas tradition is coming up. here to tell us a little bit more about the jill miller concert coming up is bev and jill miller herself. thank you both so much for being here. thank you for having us. jill let's start with you. you guys have done this for how many years now? this will be our ninth year. and this is to benefit the sunrise retirement center? yes it is. give us some of the details about the concert coming up. we're really excited. i have a brand new cd coming out called king of kings so we will be doing all of the songs off the new cd. it's kind of our cd release in celebration with sunrise. a special treat this year, my producer and friend and co-writer on the project, he co-wrote four of the songs with me, will be jimmy nichols who plays piano and is the musical director for reba, and faith hill, and plays for carrie underwood and all these people. he's amazing. he's coming up from nashville to
be singing with me as well. it's going to be a great night with great new music. a family friendly, fun evening. i was going to ask, what type of music will we hear? you'll hear traditional christmas carols as well as some that i've written, it's going to be a really good variety. we have a few little extras. there's going to be e erything from jazz to blue grass, to traditional, to country so it's a very eclectic show. you'll love something in there for sure right? absolutely. bev how is this money going to be used at sunrise? it's to help take care of costs that some of our residents just can't afford so it funds our gratuitous care. talk about some of the e rvices that sunrise retirement center provides. we are a community notot for profiiso we do a continuum of care, a spectrum of services. independent living, assisted, nursing care, memory care, and rehab care. we have a home care line as well. you can get your tickets, it is saturday november 28th 7 at the orpheum. be sure to get your tickets in advance or at the door or online too. thank you both so much for being here. thank yoyo thanks for joining us
jeb bush: here's the truth you will not hear from our president: we are at war with radical islamic terrorism. it is the struggle that will determine the fate of the free world. the united states should not delay in leading a global coalition to take out isisisith overwhelming force. their aim is o o total destructioio we can't withdraw from this threat or negotiate with it. we have but one choice: to defeat it. vo: right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. we are back on this saturday morning, december 5th, 2015. we have a fantastic crowd joining us on the plaza. we are going to get out there in just a moment. here's a quick look at what's
the i iamic statatis now claiming the husband and wife suspects in the san bernardino massacre are two of its supporters. those claims came in an online radio broadcast overnight. president obama weighed in during his weekly radio address this morning, saying it is entirely possible the attackers were radicalized. in chicago, officials have released hundreds of pages of documents stemming f fom the deadly police shootingng of a black teenager. video relead earlier showed 17-year-old laquan
mcdonald veering away from officers, but the new documents suggest mcdonald advanced toward police when he was shot 16 times. one officer has been charged with murder. the cdc has announced the chipotle e. coli outbreak has now spread to nine states, up from six states last month. on friday, chipotle saidd sales have plummeted by as much as 22%. let's begin with more on the investigation into what set off a california man and his wife to shoot up a holiday party filled with his co-workers. nbc's chris jansing sat down on
farook's sister where she opened up about her brother and his wife.e. >> what have these last few days been ke? >> a nightmare. i want to go back to my normal life. >> how did you find out they were a part of this? >> on the news. >> what goes through your mind? >> shock, disbelief. they have the wrongngerson. >> the fbi said this is a terrorism investigation, which means your brother and his wife are considered terrorists. can you wrap your head around that? >> no. not at all. i mean, i had absolutely no idea they were involved in anything like that, or that they were even capable of doing something like this. >> who were the people you new? >> i mean,y brother. the brother i grew up with. the shy introvert. kept to himself. quiet. you know, kid that we knew that grew up and got married and his
she was only here for two years. we didn't really know her that well. >> did you ever see anything about him or about her that would suggest to you that they could be radicalized? >> no, never. >> what was their relationship like with the baby? >> it was great. they were great parents. i mean, my brother used to play with her for hours. she used to laugh as soon as he started entering the room. and that's the part that bugs us the most, like who's going to make her laugh now, you know? she would smile every time she would sese her mother, and she was nursing her. so, i mean, that's a big thing for a mom to leave a nursing child. >> did you know that he had guns? >> i know that he had a gun. >> have you even begun to figure out what your emotions e? >> i wish i could cry about it. but, you know, i have to keep it
mother. >> that was chris jansing with syed farook's sister. >> it's striking to watch that interview, b bause you would think perhaps there would be a bit m me emotitin. >> a lot of people said she seemed very calm, but she did mention that she was trying to keep it together. >> and she mentioned she still can't cry. it's almost as if it's too difficult. fascinating interview by chris jansing. >> it's also odd to think that here you have a couple, we're talking 6,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs in the garage, materials to make more, and the family seemed to not haha a clue about any of that. it'ssll very strange. >> the conversation continues. >> the investigation continues. >> we should probably get another check of the weather. rafael miranda is on the plaza for that. >> good morning, guys. we're dealing with beautiful weather in the northeast, but we do have a few trouble spots, especially the pacific northwest. a lot of rain heading into the ppific northwest,places like seattle and portland unfortunately dealing with a flood threat throughout this weekend.
heavy rain along the coast. heavy snow in the cascades. anywhere from two to three inches of rain possible, even higher amounts there. look at those snow totals. over two feet possible in the higher elevations of the cascades over the next 48 hours. for the rest of the country, it's a beautiful weekend. temperatures well above average. 77 in los angeles. look at the miest. no sign of cold in chicago. 46 degrees. and we're looking atconditions warm very nicely across siouxland with most highs in the 30s and 40s allowing the melting process to really get flowing. temperatures over the next couple of day will be similar to today but with a lot more clouds on saturday. frorothose clouds, a couple light showersrsay try to form from saturday evening into early saturday night. your forecast brought to you by knova's carpets, siouxland's largest
>> and we are getting into the holiday spirit of things. we've got a great crowd on the plaza today. [ cheers and applause ] the tree is lit. it's a beautiful time of year. of course, it is all about giving, and today's 22nd annual toy drive is in full swing this weekend, and we're so grateful for generous donors likee susan, ceo of music together. good morning. >> good morning. >> now, susan, you participate in the toy drive year after year. why is music such an important gift this time of year? >> well, boy, especially now, what's going on in the world, music is something that brings us together. music helps families connect. and music together gives them a place to do . so we are really excited to be donating music. we're in the business, our mission is really to bring music making to families. we do it all over the u.s., new york, california, and all the other states as well as 41 different countries. we provide music-making experiences for families. >> and what will you be donating
>> we aredonating almost half a million dollars worth of cds and song books, and we're thrilled to be a part of this toy drive. like i said, it really lets us continue this mission of bringing music to families. >> susan darrow, thank you so much for your participation. the crowd back here, yes, they are excited. going to send it back to you guys in the studio. >> thank you. just ahead in the wake of that terror attack in california, a controversial new call from a sheriff in upstate
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their crying a weapon, they're proficient in it and they're that. >> reporter: he first posted the call to arms on the department's facebook page. i want to encourage citizens of to carry a firearm to please do so. the post drew mixed reaction. >> i'm getting e-mails that i can't keep up with, the majority of which are in agreement with me. but i am getting some pretty nasty e-mails. >> reporter: new york's police commissioner was among those who spoke out against the idea. >> i'm not supportive of that at all. >> reporter: van blarken makes no apology. >> if you have a weapon it might change things. >> reporter: meanwhile, many muslim americans fear an escalation in violence could be misplaced, especially after headlines like this one in "the new york post" this week. at the islamic center in river side, california, where syed farook worshipped, muslims gathered for a s smon condemning
>> please remember that we are students, your doctors, we are your congressmen. we're big in the community. one person does not represent us all. >> reporter: in falls church, virginia, friday night, prayers for the victims and peace. grant us peace, mususms should be delivered to peace. >> repter: and new york mayor's stood side by side to the muslims. >> our muslim brothers and sisters contribute so much and the city government should honor that by ever strengthening the bond. >> repororr: so a very c car fort to separate muslims from radical muslims and the community being very vocal, condemning these two shooters and the attack. look, guys, at some mosques around the country they have stepped up security. >> of course. thank you. up next, we'll take a big turn here. we'll have fun on a saturday morning. just ahead, on facebook that he sort of cheated on his wife. it's a post that's going viral.
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earlier this week. she simply went u u to the officer and handed him the berar sae. the mother explained they have a law enforcement officer in their family and the little girl always hears everyone tell him to be safe so she wanted to do isn't that sweet? >> so sweet. >> he was touched by that one. the cops. good to see that. >> absolutely. let's get to this mom's facebook post making the rounds on social media. in this post, there it is right there, this mother is asking santa to give her -- to give modest, smaller gifts so that children don't feel bad when let's just say their friend gets a play station, or ipad and they get a hat or some mittens. >> oh, my goodness. >> basically she wants parents to give the pricier items and santa to stick t the small stuff, saying "you can explain the value of money to kids, but you can't explain santa's discrimination." >> hmm. >> here's the question.
>> can she get that message to the north pole in time? >> i guess a lot of people, she doesn't want the kids to be saying why didn't santa give me this and santa gave you that. >> the bigger stuff came from mom and dad. >> right. >> and santa's stuff was -- >> a lot of families do it that way. to be continued. >> finally, something that doesn't happen every day. a man's facebook post about cheating on his wife is getting lots of praise. we should explain. his name is jason hewlett, he shared the fact that he sort of cheated when he spotted this beautiful blonde woman in line at target. >> what is this? >> i'm setting the stage. but here's the thing. he realizes it was his wife. she was the woman. on the facebook post, it turned into a love letter to his wife. he saw her with new eyes and he just couldn't believe that he gets to be her fellow. he later told today.com, he didn't even know it was his wife -- he didn't know she was going to the store. so it was a genuine moment of
wait a minute, that's my wife. >> it's like the pina colada song come to life. >> it's very sweet. let's take a turn, shall we? gwyneth paltrow's b plans for her infamous oscar dress. one direction playing tattoo roulette. >> a lot of big headlines. it is not like fans needed another reason to love bill murray. however, they now have a big one thanks to netflix and his holiday special "a very murray christmas." check it out. in the hour-long variety show, he sings, dances, drinks, and is nned by famous friends amy poehler, miley cyrus, chris rock, and george clooney. it's already getting a lot of love online. here's a little tasteeor you featuringg murray and michael cera. check it out. >> billy, this sad excuse for a christmas special, no harm intended. >> none taken.
like a christ-mess, as in what a mess. >> we have george clooney. >> i rest my case. you see "monuments men"? >> i was in it. >> you were so good in that. >> you were great. >> you were very good. >> anything with bill murray is going to be great. a very murray christmas is now streaming on netflix. next up in a new interview with "people" style watch, academy award winner gwyneth paltrow reveals what she's done with all those gorgeous gowns of hers, in case you were wwdering. unlike most a-listers who send their oscar dresses back to the designers, she's been holding on to them for her 11-year-old daughter apple. on the topic of her famous pink ralph lauren oscar dress, she says she hopes apple wears that one to her prom. it is good to be apple, that's for sure. is gwyneth adopopng? thth's the question. since taking over as host of "the late late show," james corden has been known to come up
in case you missed it, corden finagled the boys of one direction to play, get this, guys, tattoo roulette. ever heard of that one? here's howowit works. everyone grabbed a mystery bobo four contained the word safe. the person whose box said tattoo had to get inked live on the show. >> seriously? >> seriously, i watched the clip. anxiety was at a hysterical high, as you can imagine. the one who lost would be harry stiles, who now has the words "late late" tattooed on his armss anks to mr. corden. wouou any of you agree to that? >> no. >> no. >> she's got four tattoos. >> i do have four. you'll never see them. i'm just kidding. >> sheinelle has no tattoos. >> i have one ear piercing. >> i have two. >> hidden tattoo. you can't see it right now. >> you're telling the truth. >> yep. >> w w'll dig a little deeper during the commercial break. still ahead, hot holiday deals and tips to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.
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the two suspects were two of its supporters. >> the killings pushing "the new york times" to take a dramatic stand on gun control, running a front page editorial for the first time in nearly a century. the editorial board calling it a national disgrace that people can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill. and simon cowell's london mansion was ransacked while the reality tv star and his family were sleeping nearby. the bandits getting off with a massive bounty of cash and jewels, today, saturday, december 5th, 2015. good morning, and welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. craig, this might be one of the biggest crowds i've seen here. >> this is a lovely crowd! we should show some of the faces. >> y y want to? >> this is a weekday crowd! >> yeah.
>> we'll take it. thank you so much for waking up with us this morn. i'm sheinelle jones in for erica this morning, alongside craig melvin and rafael miranda in for dylan. >> let's start with kristen welker, who's got the very latest o o the investigation into san bernardino. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. the fbi is now treating the san bernardino shooting asan act o terrorism, as we get new details about the shooters. nbc's miguel almaguer is following the latest for us in san bernardino. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: kristen, good morning. the fbi says it is poring over the suspect's digital footprint, looking for any clues. they say their investigation could take quite some time and it is now a terror investigation. this morning, a closer look at the husband and wife who many saw as an ordinary family until they murdered 14 and wounded 21. >> the investigation so far s developed indications of radicalization by the killers
foreign terrorist organizations. >> reporter: the fbi now poring into the lives of syed farook and tashfeen malik. she was the newly americanized housewife from pakistan who investigators say pledged support fofo isis onfacebook. hwas the american-born food inspector, the parents of a 6-month-old. getting our first look inside, this is where investigators pored through documents and scoured their digital trail which the fbi says they took special care to destroy. killll by police in aun battle after the shooting, the couple took the lives of mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. the youngest 26, the oldest 60. >> we are just all so sick of seeing families get hurt by senseless violence.. reporter: among the deded, 45-year-old shannon johnson. his wounded co-worker denise
overnight saying she's only alive because johnson shielded her during the gunfire, telling her three words -- "i got you." this morn this morning tears and heart breaeafor the victims. as police scour through the suspects' lives to piece together this horrific crime. the fbi director says as of now, there is no true way to know the suspects' true intent. they stay poring through the social media and the computers and the cell phones that have been destroyed may be a key part of their inveveigation. kristin? >> mimiel, thank you. in colorado, law enforcement officials, family and friend paid tribute to the campus police officer killed in the shooting in the planned parenthood center. he was the first to report to the call that a gunman had opened fire and thousands from around the country attended his funeral wherere he was remembered as a hero who ran towards danger
hundreds of pages of police reports have been detailed the shooting of laquan mcdonald. in a videotape, mcdonald can be seen moving by the police
cars and then twisting as he's hit by police bullets. but the police reports differed dramatically from the video. the police officers at the scene described mcdonald holding a knife, refusing to drop it after repeated demands and moving towards them in a menacing way. officer jason van dyke has been charged with first degree murder in the case. and a frightening close call for outstsken music mogul simon well. burglars broke into his london home friday morning while the star and his family were sleeping. according to reports it was about 2:00 a.m. when someone snuck into the luxury town hall and raided the safe and got away with cash and jewelry. cowell, his partner, lauren silverman and 21-month-old baby
while the burglary was going on low. an alarm woke the security guard and the guard roused the family. he is said to be worth more
than $5 million, he created the r" and is best known for his blunt kri tebows of -- critiques of the "american idol" contestants. he went through a messy divorce while pregnant with cowell's son. they have not made any arrests in the case. cowell came face to face with an intruder in 2012. the woman was caht and sent to one year of community service. the family is badly shaken up but relieved no one is hurt. and of course that is the important thing. that no one was hurt. the home has high-tech security alarms and a full-time bodyguard, but all that is said to be under investigation right now. and finally, seattle police have put out a video of an unusual traffic stop.
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with the legendary film maker. >> it's called "chi-raq." chicago meetsts iraq. t's an unflattering term, because the killin and shootings just won't stop. while some critics say it's demeaning, spike told me his goal is simple. he wants his film to save the city. >> welcome to "chi-raq." land of pain, misery, and strife. >> to tellll story about gangs nd guns in icago, spike lee went as outrageous as the violence itself. >> all you care about is this tired gangster game. it's lame. >> rhyming gang bangers and the women who love them star in lee's musical satire. women stop sleepipi with their men to forcece an end to the war. in "chi-raq," a group of women tried the same to stop a gruesome gang war.
over them withholding just a day. >> using a greek comedy to tell the story of an american tragedy. y? >> satire has been used most effectively to deal with very serious subject matters. >> in his film, when a stray bullet kills a little girl in chicago's south side, no one says anything because snitches get stitches. lee maintained this street code is one reason why many killers go unpunished. >> there's a stress between the commumuty and the ppice, and also there's a fear of retaliation. >> music, social media, drugs, poverty, unemployment, and hopelessness. they're all root causes the director weaves throughout, but hopes movie goers walk out with one thing top of mind. >> i want them to think about number one, the violence that's happening here. and also, we as a country have to do something about guns. >> in chicago, the murder rate is up more than 25% over last
there are now more than 100,000 gang members in chicago, outnumbering police almost eight to one. >> chicago has one of the toughest gun laws. but if you get in the car, 30 minutes, you're in indiana. the guns in the city of chicago come from indiana. >> john cusack plays father michael pfleger, the real life white priest with an all black congregation, trying to save souls and lives in a neighborhood that sees death often. >> if this was happening in the white community, there would not be a quietness about it. this is hopefully going to, you know, shake the conscience of chicago and america. >> but some feel the portrayal is unfair, calling it disparaging. city officials asked lee to change the film's name, and after the trailer was released, some accused him of making light of tragedy. amy ho is a chicago e.r. doctor who's seen more gunshot victims
she's also seen "chi-raq." >> i think it way trivialized the violence and the tragedy we see. >> ike lee sees it differently. >> i deal sometimes with very serious subject matters. and people are going to have opinions about various serious subject matters. and this is the latest one. the violence, the blood that is flowing on the south side of chicago. >> wow. >> i've seen the mmie. >> okay. >> and at times, it's a lot to watch. but it is definitely going to start a conversation. with regards to the controversy, spike lee said craig, this is my 17th film. every film i make i'm supposed to be starting a conversation. it's supposed to be controversial. >> and it already has. >> yes. so mission accomplished. >> let's send it over to kristen in the orange room. she has today's plaza fans of the day. >> this is jordan page from salt lake city. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> so you guys are friends from college, which is incredible.
girls weekend in new york. jordan, you are pregnant with your fifth child. i don't want to give away too much information. congratulationsns >> thank you. i needed the girls weekend. >> five. thas incredible. how does it feel? >> well, there's a reason i am here. i got to sleep in. drink my own drink. no one slobbered in my cup. it was great. >> well, we love having you. have a fantastic weekend. thanks for being here. good luck. still to come on "today," last-minute holiday vacations that won't break the bank. but what makes thermacare different? two words: it heals. how?
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a special annual holiday treat is coming up, the pierce mansion christmas open house. here to tell us a little bit more is don duzik. don, thanks so much for being here. you bet. this is a special event every year. we do this in december every year as a kind of thank you to the community for the support they give us. the pierce mansion pretty much runs on donations and rental fees. the home is available for rental for special occasions and things like that. we have entertainment , refreshments, santa claus is available, you'll be able to get your picture taken with santa if you would like. in the photo booth. the photo booth will be there. the mount zion
siouxland youth chorus at 2. for people who have never been to this mansion, it's a beautiful piece of sioux city history, why do you hope people will come out this time of year to see how it's decorated and things that will be in the mansion? the volunteers do a great job decorating. we leave that up to the ladies. they're right in their element. it's beautifully decorated. they'll be able to see some of the restoration work we've done and some of the vintage furniture, things like that that are in the mansion. the best part about it is that this is all free. it's free. you're welcoming everybody. absolutely. the more the merrier. that's december 6th from 1 to 4 at the pierce mansion located at 2901 jackson street. should be a lot of fun. don, thanks so much for being here. you bet, thank you. thanks for