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>> on the way to grandma's house. many on the move, even if they have large first family. ahead of the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade and the commander-in-chief parting words for pardoned turkeys, tator and tot. >> we are thankful this is my final presidential turkey pardon. what i haven't told them yet is we are going to do this every year from now on.
no way i'm cutting this habit cold turkey. zblth "early today" starts right now. great day being with you this morning. happy thanksgiving. i'm frances rivera. ayman is off today. if you are getting recalled to hit the road, you are in good company. 50 million people are on the move, hoping to join family and friends for a feast. nbc's tom byrum costello starts us off. >> reporter: the thanksgiving crush. it started on the west coast tuesday night, nearly 49 million of us traveling this gobble day. the vast majority are driving. meanwhile, a potential record breaker in the air which 2.6 million people are expected to
tsa is avoiding a repeat, they are adding new dog teams and thousands of screeners, opening this new airport command center to track real time every tsa checkpoint at the 30 busiest airports. >> down here, tell me how many lanes they've opened. >> reporter: a power outage in louisville that slowed things down an hour. >> it's the largest day of the weekend. that's when everybody comes home. so just give yourself time. variable weather. snow in indianapolis, while in l.a., comfort dogs to ease the stress. >> to make sure the weather cooperates, i will check in with meteorologist bonnie schneider. good morning, happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving, frances. we really do have pretty good weather. you have a wintry mix. rain for cleveland and a little bit of snow as you head towards syracuse.
skies in the new york area. generally speaking, temperatures are comfortable. we run the risk of a couple spotty showers in washington a. little bit of wet weather toward seattle. cooler in the 40 and windy conditions but mild across california. frances. >> all right. good to see you. hopefully, no troubles out there. thank you very much. we take a turn for the latest on that hor risk school bus crash in ?9?hchattanooga,
we are exploring is a, has he done it before, b, if so why? >> witnesses tell walker was driving well above the speed limit. >> it's tragic given those warning signs. nbc news has learned that president-elect donald trump has intended two intelligence briefings since winning the election earlier this month. it's a much lower number than his predecessors and lower than the vice president-elect mike pence, who has received a briefing nearly every day. however, a senior intelligence official cautions it's too early to know what this significance really is, given that trump is
process. >> that as democrats elijah cumminings call to look into trump's potential conflict of interests, including alleged meetings with business partners during the transition t. news comes as the president-elect attends his thanksgiving holiday at his mira lago resort. it includes filling out the rest of his cabinet. he selected two public women for the nbc's kristen walker has more. >> reporter: president-elect trump with a thanksgiving message for the nation. >> it's my prayer that on this thanksgiving, we begin to heal our division and move forward as one country. >> reporter: it comes as he's trying to diversify his cabinet, tapping two women, including 44-year-old south carolina governor nikki haley to serve as ambassador to the u.n.. haley, whose parents emigrated from india is a rising star in
trump during the primary. >> i will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the kkk. >> reporter: but taking a more measured turn after meeting with the president-elect last week. >> i did vote for him. and i was absolutely thrilled to see him win. >> reporter: haley earned national praise for leading the call to take down the confederate flag in south carolina in the wake of the church massacre. while she opposed ban, she speertd block on new syrian refugees in her state, something trump also supported. governor haley made eight international trips but lacks foreign policy experience. >> she will have to learn to navigate this role, it is a round of balance she doesn't have directly in her portfolio. >> reporter: if confirmed, she could strengthen her hand t. move elevating south carolina
political edge in a key southern state a. transition official disputing that was a part of the decision. mr. trump's second female pick. betty dehaves for secretary of education. she wants to expand school voucher prove was made by jeb bush and decried by the nation's largest. this morning, security in new york city i i state ahead of today's 90th macy's thanksgiving day parade. this follows an al qaeda publication suggesting the parade would be quote an excellent target. officials stress
and federal aids are quick to point out the see these types of vague threats every year before this parade. so not concerned. they are paying attention. not concerned it will cause problems today. you have a joint terrific task force as well as an army of local police.?? 3,000 doing their work. thiss?u?e why you see the float the ballos behs]ind me, they are lined up.they wereate yesterday. they are ready to fet out we'll have floats, marching bands, a lot of star, stage, screen. also a lot of popular singers that will be a part of parade. it always invites them?f back. more than 3 million people expected to line the three-mile
here. we estimate for this parade. >> thank you where are you standing you get a good view. thank you and happy thanksgiving to you. just ahead, it will cost $7 million over?j thanksgiving for secret service agents. it will blow you away. bonnie snider is back with a quick look at your thanksgiving day, h we looking? >> maybe seattle, related. overall, though, it looks like great day for travel. that's a look at the big weather picture story. let's take now a closer look at the day ahead. we got temperatures that are much colder and fall into the 30s. 35 degrees in minneapolis. you head to the northeast, a little milder, in the 50s in philadelphia and new york and into boston. so the weather is looking good
>> thank you very much. just ahead, scary for one man, what looks like fireworks going off inside a man's pants. it was anything but. new details on the exploding ecigarettes. the first thanksgiving advice from stephen colbert. >> six ck great few things to tuque about by changing up tradition.?w?? for instance, this year, deep fried turkey. you c't talk about politics when you are busy battling definitely prepare a vegan option7l?? for your niece comin home from college that way everyone can9w?o gapping up on . be vague. remember, these are your relatives. try not to see them as potential opponents but rather poeshlg kidney donors. more "doing chores for mom" per roll
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it was an ecigarette that explodedn a man's pocket. he was working behind the counter when it happened. one of his co-workers says it actually looked like fireworks. there were ?9kh fuchls amazingly his injuries were minor, just leg and hand burns. leading the news on this thanksgiving, president obama offers thanksgiving feasts to veterans. he will have a smile. thanksgiving food. but not before unleashing his final barrage of bad jokes at his final turkey party for the birds tator and tot. >> we are tankful this is my final presidential pardon, what i haven't told them is we will do this every year from now on. no cameras, just us, every year,
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we start with this crazy shot. now, here it is. it's insane. people live up to their name setting the world guinness record. are you watching this? it's still going and look right there, makes it right in. he sank that from the top of that 593 dam in switzerland. we're talking 55 stories here source, watch it fromhi the ball curves last minute it goes right in. get this, that was his only third attempt. that's something to be thankful for and proud of on this thanksgiving. this brexit effect, americans are getting more british bang for their buck and more study power. they are taking notice that thousands flock shopping centres for their own thanksgiving feast. nbc's matt bradley joins us from london with more on this.
divide. >> tanks, frances. there are a lot of deals to be had around here. it's a massive global destination for shoppers from all over the world come here. and this weekend is special. now, of course, just five months ago, britain voted to leave the european union. >> that sent a body blow to the economy. now the british pound is down 16%. that's not so great for the british economy. it's very good oif you are an deal. the shock pattern hasn't really opened yet. a lot of truckss are developing off lots of goods for people to buy. they're expecting a huge weekend in sales. of course, this is thanksgiving, which is not a big holiday here in britain. but one of the elements of our celebration in america that's washed up on the british shores. here is a plaque friday consumerism that comes ahead of christmas. that's what a lot of britains
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