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tough talk. >> all options are on the table. >> with north korea threatening to conduct a nuclear test as early as this weekend. vice president mike pence warns the u.s. is willing to take military action if necessary, as tensions rise in south korea with the latest. tax cutter in chief. president trump in a surprise move promise as tax cut that he says could be the biggest one ever. the white house and congress hoping to make a big move on health care as well with just a week to go until the president hits 100 days in office. and the potential government shutdown looming. can all sides deliver? airline fiasco. another heated confrontation just weeked after that united
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airlines scandal. >> you stay out of this. >> an american airlines flight attendant released from duty after allegedly getting into an argument over a stroller and a baby. all caught on camera. and the march for science. demonstrators worldwide hitting the streets calling for science to be celebrated, not ignored, and one of the people leading the charge, "bill nye the science guy" joins us here in the studio, "today," saturday april 22, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. glad to you have with us. i'm craig melvin. >> and i'm sheinelle jones. dylan dreyer is with us as well. good morning to you guys. >> this is video from american airlines now. of course, two weeks ago we saw
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that united video. once again an airline catching bad headlines this morning. >> interesting, though. this time another passenger almost kind of stepping up on behalf of a mom. an issue with her stroller, we'll talk about later this morning. interesting. this weekend, and people are talking about it. still bubbling. that said, you would think everyone would turn down the volume and kind of get along. >> that flight attendant, grounded. get to our top story. jitters growing around the world with north korea threatening to test a nuclear weapon as early as this weekend. vice president mike pence saying the united states is willing to do whatever it takes as it conference the threat from the rogue nation. nbc's kelly cobiella is live in seoul, south korea with the very latest. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning. well, u.s. officials, of course, are watching this and say there was no notable movement at north korea's nuclear test site this morning, but those same
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officials tell nbc news that north korea could still carry out a nuclear test or a test missile launch at any time, and they say that the north koreans may be using solid fueled missiles which would make a launch more difficult to detect in advance. vice president mike pence in australia today warning again that if china can't deal with north korea, the u.s. and its allies will, saying military action is still an option. >> we also wanted to make it clear that all options are on the table. and that the united states is prepared to work with our allies to ensure the security of our allies in the region, and ensure the security of the people of the united states of america. >> reporter: the vice president also saying the "usa karg vin n vinson" should be in the area within days.
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something "dichwe don't often s. lining up for rationing and price spikes. china is the main supplier of fuel and food to north korea. it's not clear if this gas shortage is the result of china restricting supplies to north korea. the latest date to watch now, really, is next tuesday. that's the 85th anniversary of the army in north korea. analysts say kim jong-un could mark that date with some sort of fest, either a missile test or a nuclear test. this morning south korea's military is on alert. china's appears to be as well, however, the government is denying that, and a fresh threat from north korea threatening a great war of justice if provoked. craig? sheinelle? >> kelly cobiella in seoul. kelly, thank you. now turn to france, the first round of the presidential election is just a day away and would have huge implications for us here in the u.s. and around
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the world just days after yet another terror attack in paris. nbc's richard engel is live in the paris capital with that. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like the whole world is on alert right now. after the latest violence here in paris this week, terrorism has risen to the top of the agenda with just a few hours remaining before the polls open in paris, and the concern is that there could be more violence. so security forces are fanning out nationwide to try and prevent it. last-minute prep at polling stations. campaigning is now officially over with just hours to go before the first round of the most pivotal elections in recent french history. hanging in the balance is not just the future of france, but the euro, the eu and even nato. the leading candidates couldn't be more different. emanuel macron on the center left. a young pro-european, he says he wants to make france more
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dynamic and boost the economy but not radically change society. and from the far right, wants out of the eu to drop the euro is a nato skeptic and cozying up to vladimir putin. her victory would be a dark omen for the future of the eu, a critical american partner and could send international currency and stock markets into a tail it spin. >> a dramatic rejection of the idea that france stands for an open society, and that it is one of the leaders of liberal democracy in the world with. >> reporter: so much at stake, many are trying to sway the vote including isis to prevent more terror attacks, france is deploying 57,000 police and soldiers. police gathered last night to mourn a fellow officer. 37-year-old xavier jugele,
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identified by police as a career criminal, killed by a flan isis a note found by his body. president trump says it would have a big effect. le sppenn is trying to capitali on the attack saying racist n s nationalism will make france great again. pollsters say it is likely le penn will advance to the second stage but face a great difficulty getting enough voters to ultimately win the french presidency. back to you. >> richard, thank you. of course, the trump administration will be watching the election in france very closely, but president trump has a lot on his plate domestically as well promising what could be the biggest tax cut ever. trying to repeal obamacare, and dealing with the possibility of a government shutdown next
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weekend. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live at the white house this morning. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. for president trump who has talked so much about winning there's a push going on to identify tangible victories before an upcoming report card. 13 weeks in office may not have the same ring to it as the upcoming 100 days, and so far there's no typical honeymoon to have some easy passage of legislation to start off his presidency. rarely does the president simply walk to an event, with no motorcade, but his first visit to the treasury department next door to the white house made that easy. while there the president teed up an unexpected new headline for next week. >> we will be having a big announcement on wednesday having to do with tax reform. >> reporter: the president described his tax cut proposal in an interview with the associated press as "bigger, i believe, than any tax cut ever." the president's plate is full.
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closing in on the 100-day mark next saturday. with no legislative achievements yet, the white house is reviving an effort to repeal obamacare. when congress returns this week. >> it's going to be great. it will happen. >> going to do health care and tax reform? >> it will happen. see what happens. no particular rush, but we'll see what happens. >> reporter: white house sources acknowledge that a second attempt at repeal is still a tall order, given lingering differences among house republicans. the president brushed off expectations about meeting a symbolic 100-day deadline. >> doesn't matter if it's next week. next week doesn't matter. >> reporter: but the calendar does count avoid a government shutdown. the trump team is also negotiating a sweeping spending package that would beef up defense and fund a border wall. despite the president's tough stand on immigration, he told the associated press that undocumented minors known as dreamers who fear deportation can rest easy saying his administration is not after the
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dreamers. we are after the criminals. after a tour of the border near el paso, attorney general jeff sessions answered critics who called him dismissive when he referred to the hawaii-based federal judge who blocked the international travel ban as being from an island in the pacific. >> i wasn't diminishing the judge or the island of hawaii, that beautiful place. give me a break. i was just making a point that's a very real one judge our 700 has stopped the president of the united states from doing what he believes is necessary. >> reporter: and we've come positive tay kaif attention to the president's twitter feed not limiting thoims 140 characters. his team using videos to hammer home points they think are important. like this with some music to back up the release of aya hijazi, an american a dual national with egypt in prison for three years and the president was instrumental in trying to set her release, and so here's part of how the white
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house tried to capture that moment when she came here to the oval office. ♪ and i'm proud to be an american ♪ where at least i know i'm free ♪ >> reporter: using both a clip from the "washington post" describing the story and images from inside the oval office where she met with the president, ivanka trump and trying to impress his role of meeting with the egyptian president and her release may have been a pivotal factor in this. a video transferred for others to share, social media to emphasize this as perhaps an unconventional part of the first 100 days. craig? >> thank you, kelly. back to that airlines story we telling you about a few moments ago. new fallout for the ceo of united airlines after that sh k shocking incident in which a passenger was dragged off a
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plane, united announced oscar munoz will not take control of the company as chairman of the board next year as originally planned. remain in his current role instead. munoz was widely criticized for his treatment of a passenger who refused to give up his seat in favor of a united employee. and american airlines is awe apologizing this morning for the behavior of one of its flight attendants. showing a woman holding a baby and crying last night. in san francisco. the flight attendant roughly wrestled a stroller from the woman when another passenger stood up to confront the flight attendant, the two went nose to nose. american issued a statement apologizing to the woman and the passengers saying, also, "the action it's 6 our team member captured here do not appear to reflect patience or empathy" and goes on to say "the american team maybe is removed from duty while we immediately investigate this sflincident." turning to that 15-year-old
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girl on the run with her teacher after a nationwide manhunt to find her. that teacher in federal custody this morning charged with kidnapping. we are in the teenager's home state of tennessee to see how the teenager is doing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today elizabeth thomas is back here home in tennessee safe with her family. they say she's being treated for the emotional distress she went through during her nearly six weeks on the run. in the meantime, we're learning more about her dramatic rescue and her alleged captor's state of mind. today elizabeth thomas is back in tennessee. her family says she is comfortable and resting, but has suffered severe emotional trauma. >> she has to go back home and face the reality of school, family, friends. it's probably going to be difficult for her. >> reporter: the teacher accused of kidnapping her arriving last night at the sacramento county jail in this car.
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tad cummins, being held without bail, as new details emerge about his capture. tactical teams arrived in the pre-dawn hours to this remote cabin in the northern california woods. then waited until cummins walked outside to make the arrest. >> he was laughing. he was -- i'm going to be your -- i'm going to are very cooperative with you. whatever you guys need. i'm here to help you, and he pudged me aside at one point and made a statement that he was glad that this was all over. >> reporter: 15-year-old thomas found safe. police recovering two loaded handguns and maps from a suspect on the run 39 days. >> someone showed me a picture. you know. i was telling them. i was like, that's the guy. >> reporter: griffin bary caerr calmed in the tip to police realizing he was fugitive a few days into their stay. >> they said they were from colorado. he said he had a house fire. >> reporter: with cummins facing several federal charges including kidnapping and taking a minor across state lines to have sex, thomas' parents are
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grateful. >> i'm just so overjoyed to have her home that she's safe. >> reporter: as investigators build their case, they say the teacher groomed and manipulated the student. new court documents contend before the pair vanished, cummins left his wife a note saying he left to "clear his head ". he fill add prescription for see al cialis. police say they stayed at cheap motels with one bed. now, again, tad cummins remains in federal custody. he is set to be arraigned on monday. craig maya rodriguez, thank you. new questions in the wake of the death of former nfl star aaron hernandez who hanged himself in his jail cell earlier this week. what did the notes he left behind say, and who should pay for the crime committed? morgan radford is with us.
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>> reporter: lots of questions still surrounding this case. in fact, if you remember at the height of his career hernandez signed a $40 million contract with the new england patriots. well, now the mother of the man he killed says the patriots should give her any money left over from that contract, and pay her for her son's wrongful death. more bombshells in the aaron hernandez case after the former patriots tight end shockingly hanged himself this week in his jail cell. >> in what officials say is a suicide. >> reporter: now the mother of man he was convicted of killing, odin lloyd, says the patriots should cough up. s of dollars for her son's wrongful death, even though, she says it will never be enough. >> there's no amount of money in the world that can bring odin back. >> reporter: lloyd's family attorney argued since hernandez' case was in the middle of a appeal it's possible his guilty verdict gets erased and the patriots will owe him money from
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his contract reportedly worth $6 million. >> we hope to recover those money just described and any other assets for ursula ward and her deserving family. >> reporter: this comes just days after hernandez blew his 4-year-old daughter a kiss in a massachusetts courtroom. shortly before being found not guilty of another murder charge. >> not guilty. >> reporter: tried for killing two men, leaving a boston nightclub in 2012. prison officials found hernandez hanged in his cell by a bed sheet five days after that acquittal. near him, three handwritten notes, that according to the "boston herald" told his fiancee and daughter what he loved them. >> the solitary cell is about 8 feet by 10 feet. it's, you know, i've been inside the cell. you live a very, a very limited life. >> reporter: friday a massachusetts judge ruled in favor of his fiancee's order to preserve evidence while they look into the circumstances surrounding hernandez' death.
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>> the state police, department of correction has a legal obligation to investigate. >> reporter: meanwhile the mother of hernandez' victims says she prays for her son's killer but that justice was served. >> god will forgive him of whatever happened. >> reporter: odin lloyd's mother says she would donate the money to scholarships in her son's name. meanwhile, hernandez' family says they're donating his brain to science believing he suffered from cte, a disease causes by head trauma. and with us this morning, walking us through some of the legal twists and turns in this case. so as morgan just mentioned there, there's a chance that this 2015 conviction could be vacated. i believe the legal term is abatement. for us non-lawyers what is abatement and why is that a possibility in this case? >> it's a standard thing saying if you haven't actually finished this process, because you get an automatic appeal, then you're not done.
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if something intervenes, in this case a death, your underlying conviction is wiped. in this case, an unpopular defendant people feel justice should have been served and people think of this individual obvious lis at this point as a murderer. >> that said, talk about the money. in that scenario would that mean the patriots have to pay hernandez' family and what wb talking about morgan's piece about odin lloyd's family? where does the money go here? >> the money from the patriots is mostly prior resolve. this change while hugely significant to everyone involved is unlikely to move any of the money around. the patriots don't owe the family members much of anything unless later findings they were somehow involved. no one's alleged that. not that the patriots owe them, but are inviting them to kick in, to somehow contribute. obviously, there was all of this tragic impact and other families, but nobody is suggesting in a legal way the patriots were anyhow involved in the underlying crimes.
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>> jose baez, once defended casey anthony in florida, handling the appeal in this case, said he's not satisfied that this was definitively a suicide. we just heard that the judge ordered evidence preserved in the case. what can we glean from that? curious or -- routine? >> pretty routine. journalism, apparent suicide. legal circles they say alleged suicide. there's no indication or evidence that's come out this was anything other than what it looks like, a suicide. but anytime you have an individual who dies in police or in prisoner custody, in a prison, right? and you don't have automatic video, don't have good eyewitness testimony about it, it is pretty standard the judge alluded to this there in the report you just showed to say, let's make sure. so it's often treated as an alleged suicide while an investigation is pending. that said, also there were notes left. so there is other evidence around it. >> always good to have you. >> thank you. you can catch his show.
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called "the point" sundays, 5:00 eastern. the power is back on in san francisco. a huge section of the city came to a stand it still friday. businesses shut down. even the famous cable cars need a tow. new york city subways are back to normal today after a power outage there. it crippled the system stranding riders on friday. thousands of people are escaping wildfires in florida. at least nine homes destroyed, in collier county alone. 7,000 evacuated. more structures have been lost in polk county and firefighters came to the rescue of a rhino and two panthers at a wildlife preserve as well. yikes. dylan dreyer is here. first of all, happy earth day. >> thank you. good morning. >> for a meteorologist -- >> it's a big day. if every day could be earth day. >> amen to that. >> a look at the stronger storms moving through parts of the tennessee river valley. heavy rain moving through nashville, we just had a round of pretty significant
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thunderstorms and a chance of stronger storms across eastern texas and into louisiana as well. later this afternoon storms could fire up inwhere from eastern louisiana up into tennessee. damaging winds would be the biggest threat. hail is possible and tornadoes are possible, too, but those aren't the biggest issues with this storm system today. here you see the storms firing up later this afternoon into this eastern and they start to fizzle out a little on sunday as far as the severe threat goes, but could still see heavy rain across the well, good morning, and happy saturday. i'm meteorologist tammie souza. we were hoping the rain would hold off until tomorrow, but it's going to be today. tomorrow looks actually like the nicer of the two days at this point. we are going to see the 60s around the area, if we get some peeks of sunshine. otherwise, we're going to be in the mid- and upper 50s with a passing shower out there. but i'm hopeful for a few peeks of sunshine. tomorrow we will be in the 50s, everywhere except in philly and
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delaware, and we will see a bit more sunshine. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. still ahead here, how you could own a piece of history. marilyn monroe's former hollywood home. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead here on "today," dangers of flying debris on the highway. what you can do to save your life or the life of someone driving behind you. plus the new baby orca born in seaworld. the last in captivity. what the good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 7:30 on this saturday. meteorologist tammie souza is tracking a little bit of a wet day ahead. tammie? >> we have passing showers out there. we'll see cloud cover. if we get any sunshine at all, it's going to boost us into the
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60s. otherwise, it's a day spent in the mid- and upper 50s. wildly scattered showers across the area, except down here in cape may. you're getting a really steady rain, even a few claps of thunder are going to be possible out there. and that's where we're going to see the heaviest rain, is south of philly into jersey and also into delaware. so for today, we're going to be looking at those mid- and upper 50s with a passing shower and north winds. again, any sunshine and we see the 60s. rosemary? >> thanks, tammie. some drivers in cumberland county have had an expensive week. police are trying to find the person who's been throwing nails on to the streets of vineland. investigators are searching for this man who was caught on surveillance video throwing roofing nails at two separate locations. police reported about three dozen tires damaged in the recent weeks. today is earth day and it happens to coincide with comcast cares day. the country's largest single day corporate volunteer event. here is a live look at the shane victorino boys and girls club in the nicedale section of
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philadelphia. this is where a large group of volunteers and members of our nbc 10 will be cleaning, painting, and landscaping today. they're just beginning to gather there. tens of thousands of people all across the country will be helping to revitalize parks, paint murals, install computer labs, and stock community food banks. comcast is, of course, the parent company of nbc 10. it's not too late to participate in comcast cares day. we have a list of events that are happening near you. just tap the nbc 10 app or go to nbc10.com. also today, a free philly phlash ride is yours as part of opening week festivities for the new museum of the american revolution. you can get a free ride, just present your admission ticket to the museum as you board. i'm rosemary connors, now back to the "today" show.
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♪ ain't necessarily so what you're able to read in the bible ♪ pretty good. you know bill murray the actor. what about bill murray the singer? a unique project. it's new. it's on the way. that's coming up in "pop star". >> such a renaissance man. >> he is. we're back on this saturday morning, april 22, 2017. the crowd outside, very lively, i have to tell you. we'll head out there in a little bit. to say, later, a little later to say hello. how about that? back near studio 1a, a look at what's making headlines. first, president trump is promising a hefty tax cut this week as he approaches 100 days in office. with the help of congress he's hoping to make a big move on health care as well.
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it all comes with a potential government shutdown looming. plus, today is earth day with thousands of people around the world expected to hit the streets in march for science. the events aimed to promote science, especially in policy in light of the president's proposed budget cuts. and sad news this morning. after a prominent italian cyclist died co-collides with a van training with peers. he claimed victory in the opening tour of the alps. he leaves behind a wife and two children, michele scarponi. and you just have to see this to believe. some of the stories that caught our attention. terror in the heart of paris. >> stay back! >> a gunman opened fire on two policemen on the famed champs-elysees. >> the assailant shot dead as they fired back.
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he could have shot us on the sidewalk. he targeted the policemen. >> isis claiming responsibility fomp the attack. the manhunt for the facebook killer steve stephens came to an abrupt end at this mcdonald's. >> the suspect the killer orderorder ed mcnuggets and fries. >> behind a white ford -- on buffalo road art after a short chase, the gunman took his life. >> murdered him in broad daylight eventually posting the video on facebook. inside a prison cell. a former nfl star found dead in an apparent suicide. >> aaron hernandez discovered hacking from a bed sheet tied to a window inside his maximum security cell. multiple news outlets say john
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3: 16 was scrawl eed on his hea >> hard for me to believe he committed suicide. one of the biggest stars in cable news fired. >> bill o'reilly let go over sexual harassment allegations. >> half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment and 50 companies pulled their ads from "the o'reilly factor." o'reilly defiant to the end. >> we part ways to completely unfounded claims. >> a bizarre scene on a california highway. >> we don't know what's going on here. >> a car lomped elodged in thek of a big rig dragged for four miles. the driver pleading for help. >> stop. >> eventually came to a stop. that's when the witness confronted the truck driver. >> dude, the guys on the end of your car. >> i didn't know it. >> what do you mean you didn't know it, dude? he's on your truck! >> it looked like a scene out of
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a hitchkoch movie. a police officer in indiana on his way to work gets stopped by a -- not so friendly bird. >> the officer backs up. decides, you know, maybe it was a random thing. i'm going to take another run at this. no. the goose having none of it. goes at him again. watch what it's here. >> oh -- whoa! >> oh, man! and check out this little bundle of joy. >> this is how calvin wakes up every morning. watch this. >> ah! [ laughter ] literally everybody right now in the room is smiling. >> oh, my gosh. i've never seen this zipper -- >> it's his baby straightjacket but he loves it. watch. unvelcro the little thing in the middle and then he -- he stretches. >> fantastic. >> oh, he's just so happy. >> oh, my gosh. >> ah! >> he's just as cute as he can be. >> ryan said he woke up like that this morning, too. >> the happiest little boy. >> he is happy. >> saying you don't have to want for anything. you're loved. i was telling dylan, fancy new
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gadgets. this bassinet actually moves. he can push it out. >> the whole thing is stretchy. it's not as confining as it looks. he stretches in the morning, the crib is stretchy. >> such a content guy. nothing better. >> oh, gosh. >> nothing better. you want to run home right now but you can't. you have to do the weather. >> a little longer. >> we should clear things up. i said happy earth day to you. people thought i said happy birthday. >> easy to mix those two up. it is not my birthday. notes in august. >> but happy earth day. >> yes. glad we cleared that up. a look what's going on down in florida, where we have had extreme drought conditions. there is a lot of rain over the gulf of mexico and a few scattered showers no naples. right through the middle of the state we have most of our drought conditions. severe drought right through the middle here. 46% of the state under a moderate drought, too. we do still have an easterly wind creating dangerous rip currents. anyone who's vacationing,
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especially across the southeastern coast of florida, we have to keep in mind that the water could be very dangerous. some of those rip currents could be pulling you more out to sea. if you are in that area. as we go through the day today we'll see scattered showers and storms. some could produce much-needed rainfall and also gusty winds that could cause fires to spread. it's kind of a mix of good and bad here, but either wa they, well, good morning and happy saturday. i'm meteorologist tammie souza. we were hoping the rain would hold off until tomorrow, but it's going to be today. tomorrow looks actually like the nicer of the two days at this point. we are going to see the 60s around the area, if we get some peeks of sunshine. otherwise, we're going to be in the mid- and upper 50s with a passing shower out there, but i'm hopeful for a few peeks of sunshine. tomorrow, we will be in the 50s, everywhere except in philly and delaware. and we will see a bit more sunshine. and that's yourr latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you.
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>> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you by -- this morning on rossen reports update, a hidden danger on the roads. flying debris. it happens when items tied on top of cars, you know, get loose and fly right into oncoming traffic. >> today national investigative reporter jeff rossen joins us with tips, important tips, on how to make your drive less dangerous for you and others. jeff, good to see you. >> reporter: hi, guys. good morning to you. here we are late april. this is the busiest time of the
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year for moving. in fact, many of you could be packing up this weekend. my condolences. of course, we know moving homes are incredibly stressful and can be dangerous for other drivers on the road. we've seen it before. driving on the highway. you see a mattress tied to the top of a car or truck flapping around. it could fly free at any moment and a lot of times it does break off, rocketing through the air, right at the car behind it. maybe you're in that car. all because people aren't tieing it down properly. this morning, new cases just caught on tape and how to protect your family. chaos on a new jersey highway. this mattress flying off a car, sending drivers swerving. this truck tips over and explodes. the driver is killed. and it happens all the time. would planks -- broken glass -- >> oh! >> reporter: debris coming loose. and flying through the air. >> there it goes!
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>> reporter: crashing into your car at highway speeds. >> it happened within a split second. i didn't have any time to react. >> reporter: abby mathias could have been killed when a large piece of plywood fell out of the truck in front of her on the highway. >> i saw it fly up and the next thing i knew -- i was feeling a shower of glass and my ears were ringing because it had gone through mire windshield. >> reporter: just weeks this this incredible video. a mattress flying. the motorcyclist has nowhere to go plowing right into it. fortunately he survives with no major injuries. watch what happens on this busy highway. debris from the truck ahead shatters this driver's windshield. according to a government report, nearly 500 people killed every year, 11,000 more injured when debris barrels through the air. why does this keep happening? >> let me show what you people do. you take a mattress. load it up on your suv.
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>> reporter: okay. >> the big box stores give out free twine for strapping it down. >> reporter: twine like this? >> yes. not strong enough to hold a mattress on an suv traveling at high speeds. >> reporter: when the store gives this could you you think it's the store. it must be safe. >> that's the misconception. >> reporter: to show the trooper ties down this mattress with this twine. check it out. standing on an abandoned airport as a regional airport working with the washington state patrol. my producer lindsay. hi, lindsay. lindsay's getting into the vehicle and drive up to 50 and 60 miles per hour. we'll see if it stays on or flies off tied with the twine. meanwhile, i'm in a chase car right behind with the trooper to see what it looks like and how scarety is if it does fly off. >> okay. here we go. i'm e ststepping on it. >> reporter: a common situation you see here. >> somebody with a mattress tied
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to be top of their car. >> 20, 30, 40 -- there it goes. >> comes right off. >> reporter: it flew off that car. that's like a projectile, like a missile flying through the air. watch that again. the twine literally snaps. the air catches the mattress flipping it up and sending it airborne in seconds. >> either hit that or the other vehicle in the lane. >> reporter: what should we use? >> ratchet straps like this one. less than $20, pick it up any big box store. feed it up underneath the luggage rack. hook it to the strap. ratchet away. >> reporter: tighten up it? >> tighten it up. >> reporter: good to go. >> good to go. >> reporter: let's see. lindsay is behind the wheel again speeding up. eastern hitting 70 miles per hour. >> that mattress is not going anywhere. >> secured properly it's not coming off. >> reporter: this will save
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lives. >> absolutely. >> reporter: an easy tool that could prevent this from slamming right in to you. so there's the simple takeaway. twine, bad. use those ratchet straps we showed you, and if you see a car hauling something if it doesn't look secure, common sense, but stay back. switch lanes or pass them. once you're at a safe distance, call 911. report that vehicle. the troopers told us they don't mind getting those calls and responding to those emergencies, because ultimately it can save lives. important information as we all get on the road this weekend. guys? >> jeff rossen, some very useful information. thank you. dylan is in the orange room way look what's coming up next. >> just when you thought it was over. the draft craze reached all new heights. we'll take a look at a beautiful meeting between two moms, april the draft and the expected mother who posed as her -- posed as
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viral mom who comes pretty close. dylan is in the orange room with the story. >> this is cool. from south carolina, erin took the internet by storm put on a draft mask in the final days of her pregnancy. she posted a seven-minute live stream on facebook april-style with a giraffe mask on her head. danced, stretched, continued to be pregnant, though not as long as april. she had her baby march 8th. over a month later, april finally gave birth herself. well, the two viral stars and their babies finally met in person this week. erin paid a visit to new york's animal adventure park and spent time with her fellow new mom and they hit it off. erin posted this photo saying april loves porter. his outfit complete wit his own draft hat, too, giving wind to april's internet fame. one facebook user saying i know everyone is tired of hearing about april the giraffe but this
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is too adorable. another writing, the giraffe and april -- this is absolutely adorable. >> glad they got to meet. >> let's hope april doesn't have anymore giraffe. >> is that enough? >> i don't know if we can handle another universal obsession. >> sensation. still to come here this morning, with the wedding season fast approaching, how you can say thousands of dollars on your big day from the dresses to the jewelry and more. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ still to come on "today," another airplane confrontation. a crying mother, enraged passenger and a flight attendant willing to come to blows. we have the latest. also ahead on this saturday
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morning, celebrating earth day with america's favorite science guy, bill nye. i'll catch up with bill before he heads out to lead one of the marches for science happening all around the world today. >> it's my birthday -- oh, wait. first these messages. >> wouldn't that be appropriate if it was, though. ♪ (cat meows) flea bites can mean misery for your cat. advantage® ii monthly topical kills fleas through contact. fleas do not have to bite your cat to die.
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or starting a college fund for my son. actually, i want to know what you're thinking. have a seat. knowing that the most important goals are yours. multiplied by 14,000 financial advisors, it's a big deal. and it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 8:00 on this saturday. it's going to be a cloudy one out there. meteorologist tammie souza has the details in the first alert neighborhood forecast. tammie? >> you're going to need your
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umbrella, too. there are passing showers. not a total washout unless, look at this, if you're down here in cape may, all the way up to atlantic city, we've been seeing steadier showers. sea isle city, at this point, you're getting hit with them. but we will see the passing showers throughout the day. and it will be a little bit of cool unless we get some sunshine. the pennsylvania suburbs, we'll be in the mid-50s today. the lehigh valley, you'll be in the low to mid-50s. any sunshine, we hit the 60s across the area. rosemary? >> thanks, tammy. new this morning, philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who took off on a bicycle after the shooting. it happened on susquehanna avenue in north philadelphia just before 12:30 this morning. the victim is in critical condition. because the shooting happened near temple's campus, the university sent an alert to students in the overnight hours, telling them to use caution and to avoid the area. now to new details about a philadelphia youth soccer coach accused of raping one of his players. immigration officials tell nbc
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10 that francisco prado-contreras was in the u.s. illegally. this week, police arrested him on statutory rape charges. they say the teenager came to him looking for a job, but instead he talked her into having sex and gave her money. the girl was 14 years old at the time and became pregnant. today, activists in philadelphia and across the country will be holding marches for science. the largest will be in washington. similar marches are planned locally for pennsylvania, doylesto doylestown. the rallies will focus on changes to environment. we'll see you back here in 25 minutes for another update.
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good morning. tough talk. >> all options are on the table. >> with north korea threatening a nuclear test as early as today, the vice president says the u.s. is willing to take military action if necessary. that as president trump promises a massive tax cut and a big move on health care, all with just a week to go until he hits 100 days in office, but can he deliver? airline fiasco. another heated confrontation just weeks after that united airlines scandal. >> you stay out of this. >> an american airlines flight attendant removed from duty after getting into a dispute with a passenger over her stroller and narrowly missing the woman's baby. the chaos all caught on camera.
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and march for science. demonstrators worldwide hitting the streets, calling for science to be celebrated, not ignored, and one of the people leading the charge -- "bill nye the science guy." he joins us here in the studio today, saturday, april 22, 2017. ♪ i don't know who's going to kiss when you i'm gone ♪ so i'm going to love you now ♪ >> i'm at the "today" show! >> it's "today," and it's my beautiful wife's birthday! >> we're on tv! >> 11 months and still going. >> hi, becky, we're on the "today" show! [ cheers ] ♪ ooh, i love you now, oh, oh, oh ♪ [ cheers ] this is a lively crowd. >> hi. good morning! welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. we have a lot, a lovely crowd outside here on the plaza. can i tell you something? i walked outside and one of the signs caught my attention. it said, "hey my wife looks like
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hoda." take a look. what do you think? >> she does look like hoda. >> hi, hoda! >> i think it's the hair. hi, hoda. >> i think so. thanks for stopping by. >> thanks for coming. all over the country. >> apologize for the weather. let's begin this half hour with our top stories. all eyes on north korea this morning as the rogue nation is thought to be close to conducting another nuclear test, which could come as early as this weekend. vice president mike pence in australia today says the u.s. is willing to do whatever it takes to confront the threat. nbc's kelly cobiella is live in seoul, south korea with the latest. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning to you. u.s. officials obviously watching this closely and tell nbc news they saw no sign of an imminent nuclear test this morning. however, they say north korea could carry out a nuclear test or a missile test at any time with little warning. vice president mike pence in australia today praised china
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for upping pressure on north korea but said china needs to do more and if china doesn't succeed here the u.s. and its allies will, saying all options are on the table, including military action. in north korea, signs of a gas shortage in pyongyang. drivers lining up for fuel there. china is north korea's main supplier of fuel, but it's not yet clear whether this gas shortage is because of china restricting supplies to the country. "the uss carl vinson," that aircraft carrier, is due in the region within a matter of days, according to the vice president. here in south korea, the military is on alert. it apparently is on alert in china as well, although the government disputes that, and north korea threatening again, threatening a great war of justice. craig? >> kelly cobiella for us this morning. thank you. turning to politics here in
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the united states now. president trump has a lot on his plate promising a massive tax cut while also trying to revive the effort to repeal obamacare, and dealing with the possibility of a government shutdown. all within the coming week. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live at the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. buckle up. it's going to be a busy one, and the white house is trying to do two things when it comes to the 100-day mark. on one hand, downplaying that as an arbitrary media-driven date. at the same time, ready with proposals and promises kept. the president can tout to say that his first 100 days in office shows some successes on the board. [ applause ] rarely does the president simply walk to an event with no motorcade, but his first visit to the treasury department next door to the white house made that easy. while there the president teed up an unexpected new headline for next week. >> we will be having a big
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announcement on wednesday having to do with tax reform. >> reporter: the president described his tax cut proposal in an interview with the associated press as bigger, i believe, than any tax cut ever. the president's plate is full, closing in on the 100-day mark next saturday. with no legislative achievements yet, the white house is reviving an effort to repeal obamacare. when congress returns this week. >> it's going to be great. well, it will happen. >> do health care and tax reform? >> it will happen. we'll see what happens. no particular rush, but we'll see what happens. >> reporter: white house sources acknowledge that a second attempt at repeal is still a tall order, given lingering differences among house republicans. the president brushed off expectations about meeting a symbolic 100-day deadline. >> doesn't matter if it's next week. next week doesn't matter. >> reporter: but the calendar does count to avoid a government shutdown. the trump team is also negotiating a sweeping spending package that would beef up defense and fund a border wall.
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despite the president's tough stand on immigration he told the associated press undocumented minors known as dreamers who fear deportation can rest easy. he says his administration is not after the dreamers. we are after the criminals. and the president's twitter feed is also a part of his 100-day plan. with a new approach. some videos showing the president in action. one example shows the visit of an american aide worker held in an egyptian prison three years. the president was involved in her release and the video set to patriotic music, lee greenwood's "proud to be an american" shows the president meeting with her in the oval office. a video the white house can use to more subtly show an accomplishment the president has made without making it so overt as to say her release is a part of his 100-day success story. >> kelly o'donnell from the white house. thank. weeks after that passenger was dragged off a united airlines flight, now american airlines is in the spotlight for
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all the wrong reasons. american is apologizes this morning for the behavior of one of its flight attendants. a passenger's video show as woman holding a baby and crying last night in san francisco. the passenger says a flight attendant roughly wrestled a stroller from the woman, when another passenger stood up to confront the flight attendant, the two went nose to nose. american issued a statement apologizing to the woman and a passenger saying the actions of our team member captured here do not appear to reflect patience or empathy. the american team member has been removed from duty while we immediately investigate this incident. two of america's biggest cities recovering from massive blackouts this morning. the power is back on in san francisco now after an electrical failure brought a huge section of that city to a standstill friday. businesses shut down and the famous cable cars need a tow. new york city subway back to normal after a power outage stranded thousands of passengers
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friday. dylan dreyer out on the plaza with another check of the weekend forecast. >> good morning, guys. a special request on the plaza this morning. you asked to be on tv. >> yes. >> i did! >> what do you want to tell the world? >> um, i have a joke. >> is it a clean joke? >> yes, it's clean. it's clean. >> go for it. >> grasshopper walks into a bar and the bartender says, hey, we have a drink named after you. and the grasshopper says, really? you have a drink named steve? >> there's crones in the crowd. nice job, though. on national tv. stand-up comedian in the making here. take a look at the weather going on across the country. some warmer weather is trying to move in to the southeast as it will trigger a couple of scatters showers and storms today. some could be pretty strong. temperatures going into sunday, though, topping out in the lower 80s, mid-50s along the mid-atlantic with showers but it's going to warm up in the northeast. pittsburgh, 78 degrees by the time we get to wednesday. at that time it back into the mid-80s middle of the week and kansas city tops out in the 70s
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monday and tuesday but dip off a bit into the 60s well, good morning, and happy saturday. i'm meteorologist tammie souza. we were hoping the rain would hold off until tomorrow, but it's going to be today. tomorrow looks actually like the nicer of the two days at this point. we are going to see the 60s around the area, if we get some peeks of sunshine. otherwise, we're going to be in the mid- and upper 50s with a passing shower out there. but i am hopeful for a few peeks of sunshine. tomorrow, we will be in the 50s, everywhere except in philly and delaware. and we will see a bit more sunshine. and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> dylan dreyer, let a young lady tell a live joke on national television. >> i wasn't sure where that was going, but it worked out. >> thank you, dylan. still ahead this morning, like father, like son. this little barber putting his hair-styling skills to task. >> and you won't believe what bill mur hey up his sleeve and
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awwwww. (avo) we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin? we're back on a saturday morning and it is time to trend. >> going to trend? >> yes. >> big issue with shoes on the table. that's our story. in my family, it's bad luck to put shoes on the table. >> i thought it was purses. >> that's on the floor. >> dirty. >> oh. i got gifts for you ladies. >> thank you. >> all right. i'm no expect on fashion, especially for women. apparently a new trend out there, ladies, like the mule shoe with a twist. we have a pair here to show you. this is the brand from everlane and the shoe is called the modern bobo. as you can see there, the backs of the shoe -- >> just slide your foot in. >> can be folded down, stepped on. the brand says the collapsible heel can be worn down like a slide, up like a loafer. >> sounds so great reading this. >> i feel if you're in a rush
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have to go outside to get the newspaper, slide in your foot, run and get it. going out, a night on the town, top -- >> pop it out? >> ta-da! >> they look like they've been stepped on. >> maybe when you're heel is in there, fills it out. >> there's your business. there's your party right there. seems to be all the rage. gucci is catching on. $140 for that pair. >> $140. >> would you pay that? >> i don't know. they look like damaged shoes. >> not for me. >> i could see them being popular, too. >> me, too. a nice balance. >> don't say i never gave you anything. >> size 8, they're too big. >> geez. as a working mom, working moms we like to think we're pretty good multitaskers, right? according to science, it might not be true. just 2.5% of people are able to do it effectively. that's because people are actually wired to be what they call monotaskers. when we try to do more than one tank at a time, apparently we impair our ability to function
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at our finest. what's worse, neuroscientists fear that our constant struggle to divide our attention is ruining our overall health. >> i can believe that. >> wow. >> they say in the long run it effects our judgment to perform even the simplest of tasks. >> do you agree? >> yes. i don't try to multitask. i can't do it. >> i wonder if that's a guy thing? ryan doesn't like multitasking. if you're walking this way, grab that and this and put it away while doing the other -- >> too much. >> you might be the wiser for t. maybe, or maybe just a simpleton. you have to see the video to believe the next video. proving talent comes in all sizes. this is a boy who lives in turkey. he is just 4 years old and when he grows up, he wants to be a barber just like dad. and it looks like he's well on his way as well. he's been working at his father's barber shop the past six months and his dad people request the young boy when he come in, because he's that good.
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look at him. >> i wonder if he charges half price? >> that was good. pop star! >> okay. a little "pop star." >> here we go. how much would you spend to live like old school hollywood royalty? ♪ baby, might be quite continental but diamonds are a girl's best friend ♪ >> the star of classics like "gentlemen prefer blondes "and "some like it hot" marilyn monroe, perhaps the ultimate hollywood icon. dropped money tied to the bombshell. if you want to take it to the next level now you can own her home in the affluent l.a. neighborhood of brentwood for a cool $6.9 million. the first and only home she ever purchased herself. also where she died in 1962 at the age of 36. monroe reportedly bought the 1929 spanish style hacienda for $39,000. today on the market for about 93 times that amount. we did the math for you.
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hefty price tag. but -- >> someone will buy that in a heartbeat. >> for some, $6.9 million, a lot to us, but nothing -- >> especially in that neighborhood. and finally, 66 years old, bill murray showing no signs of slowing down or fear of trying something new. a surprising new venture. ♪ necessarily so what you're liable to read in the bible ♪ >> yep. that's the comedian singing in gershwin standard. part of his new project "new world." in it performs songs from the musical "west side story" and spoken word including works from mark twain, walt whitman and ernest hemingway performing in napa valley july 20th and plan ross release a recording in august. >> i like that. >> nothing he can't do. >> nothing wrong with that. dylan, thank you. still ahead, we'll take you to san antonio, texas, where
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seaworld just welcomed a beautiful baby killer whale, but first, this is "today" on nbc. congressman macarthur promised to protect our health care. but when right-wing politicians tried to pass a disastrous health care repeal bill that raises costs
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and cuts coverage, macarthur wouldn't oppose them. macarthur wouldn't protect us from a bill that raises premiums and causes 24 million to lose their insurance. wouldn't oppose a massive "age tax" on people over 50. but supported a 600 billion tax break for the wealthy. tell tom macarthur - stop trying to repeal our health care.
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there's a new addition to the seaworld family in san antonio texas and it's bringing a lot of joy to all those who work there. >> it's also bittersweet as it marks the end of an era for the park's breeding program. wep have the story. >> reporter: making waves. takara the killer whale swimming protectively with her newborn orca at seaworld in san antonio. >> so cute. >> reporter: a sight for all ages. >> an incredible picture that keeps in your mind forever. >> reporter: it's takara's fifth calf and the 30th time a killer whale has given birth at seaworld. [ applause ] it's also the last time one will ever be woborn into captivesty here.
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>> most beautiful patient as a veterinarian and bitter bauer it it's-of-because it's the last one. >> reporter: end iing its procedures following the film "blackfish." by the time they decided to end the shows ta taira was already pregnant. they want takara and her calf released, but seaworld says they won't survive and are prepared to help. >> last opportunity to study, see and watch this calf, this baby grow and mature and get all the information we can. >> reporter: so mom and calf will remain here as the baby learns to breast feed, it playfully swims ahead. testing the waters like all kids do, under mom's watchful eyes. >> she immediately snaps right into, okay. now i've got a job to do and that's to take care of that calf, and she is fantastic at it. >> reporter: a mom now focused
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and bonding with her last baby. for "today," maya rodriguez, nbc news, san antonio, texas. >> hmm. still ahead here on a saturday morning on "today," if you are looking for inspiration for the big day -- don't go anywhere. from the dessert bar to drone videography, taking a look at the late effort and greatest in wedding trends this morning. plus, start searching through your old autograph collections. you will not believe how much some of them are worth today. >> you got some cool autographs. you got tom brady's. >> do you? >> do you? >> i don't. ♪ she'll unease you ♪ all the better just to please you ♪ ♪ she's precocious, and she knows just ♪ ♪ what it takes to make a pro blush ♪ ♪ all the boys think she's a spy, ♪ ♪ she's got bette davis eyes
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dry day, tomorrow the wet one, now mother nature doesn't want to do that. tomorrow will be the drier of the two days. passing showers out there today across the entire area. not a washout, unless you're in jersey or delaware. we've seen steadier rain there. at this point, stone harbor and cape may, starting to dry out. atlantic city, you've seen several rounds of shower activity. all of this is going to be flowing through the area today and this evening. but again, this is just a passing shower. so this does not continue. a live camera out in cape may. raindrops on the lens. gray sky. you can see the rain there on the roadway. today's highs will be in the mid- and upper 50s, unless we get some sunshine. then we may see some low 60s. rosemary? >> we'll be looking for it. thanks, tammie. in delaware county, the trichester school district says a breakdown in communication is why a 5-year-old girl was dropped off at the wrong bus stop in treanor this week. surveillance video shows a stranger pulling over to help the girl cross the busy road. the school district tells us it is reviewing procedures with its bus drivers. in bucks county,
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contamination concerns at an ice rink are not stopping the facility from staying open. in fact, revolution ice reopened last night after warwick township temporarily shut the rink down earlier this week. utility officials are worried the rink's well could be tainted, but the rink insists private testing shows that its water is safe. today is comcast cares day. the country's largest single-day corporate volunteer event. here is a live look at the shane victorino boys and girls club in the nicetown section of philadelphia, where you can see the volunteers are already hard at work doing some planting, some produsprucing up outside. we're a few moments away from nbc 10's tracy davidson welcoming everyone for this special day of service. volunteers and members of our nbc 10 team will be there cleaning, painting, and of course, landscaping. i'm rosemary connors. we'll see you back here at 9:00 for a full hour of news.
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and we're back. saturday morning, april 22, 2017. we have a fantastic crowd on the plaza. [ cheers ] >> i feel like ohio is really represented today. >> a lot of people from ohio today. what's going on? >> ohio is always well represented. always folks from highw s fros cooking later in the half hour. >> still to come, celebrating earth day with america's favorite science guy, bill nye stopping by to talk about climate change and his new show on netflix. then we'll look at the latest wedding trends from fashion to food to flowers, all things in between. our experts will tell us which items you should buy. which items you should, perhaps, rent. for the big day. and craig mentioned, doing
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cooking on the plaza. today's recipe a delicious buttermilk grilled pork chop dish. >> the largest pork chops i've ever seen. >> love them. >> and looking for an easy way to make some money, you may want to start collecting autographs. you will not believe how much cash collectors are raking in these days. that's next. but before we get to any of that, since we were outside last time, seems as if we have a bit of a spritzing. >> yes. had umbrellas, lost the umbrellas. it's not enough for the umbrellas i guess what i'm saying. >> that's so deep. [ laughter ] >> moving out of your way. >> thanks. take a look at the weather going on across the country this weekend. you see a couple of spotty showers in the northeast. that's the spritz we were talking about. heavier rain through kentucky and tennessee. could sy see isolated storms later today and tomorrow. spreading to the east, virginia, carolinas down through georgia. could see flooding with heavier
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downpours expted and ec well, good morning, and happy saturday. i'm meteorologist tammie souza. we were hoping the rain would hold off until tomorrow, but it's going to be today. tomorrow looks like the nicer of the two days at this point. we are going to see some mid-60s around the area if we get some peeks of sunshine. otherwise, we're going to be in the mid- and upper 50s, with a passing shower out there. but i'm hopeful for a few peeks of sunshine. tomorrow we will be in the 50s, everywhere except in philly and delaware. and we will see a bit more sunshine. and we are also celebrating comcast cares day today. it's a day hosted by our parent company, which brings together thousands of volunteers from all across the country to help local communities thrive. sheer a live look from our friends from our nbc station wcau and what they're doing in philadelphia. dle cleaning up one of the citied boys and girls club. by the time the kids return
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monday, their smiles will shine as bright as their clubs. i've been out there. amazing seeing people come together and really help the community. >> to see the kids' faces when they see the playground. a big deal. >> thank you. a growing trend across the country that involves a pen and a piece of paper. >> yes. what was once a free chester from celebrity to fan is now a big business, business in the billions, in fact. here with what was learned about the costly craze of celebrity autographs. good morning. >> that's right. good morning, you guys. in the age of the selfie it's hard to imagine autographs from celebrities are worth much anymore. it's actually a booming business that takes place as comic-cons, comic and movie conferences under way this weekend across the country from chicago to silicon valley. it's the pop culture phenomenon mown as comic-con where comic fans geek out about movies, comics and video games.
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>> geek, pretty mainstream. >> reporter: this is the ringleader. >> kind of goofy you belong here. a "walking dead" week, you belong here. >> reporter: the biggest comic-con ever. fans come from around the world to meet their favorite celeb tips and characters and autographs are a cash cow pap growing trend across the country. a $2 billion a year business. celebrities used to mainly sign autographs for free, now fans pay a premium. >> something i'm willing to pay, because i'm not here all the time. once in a lifetime thing. >> reporter: for $50 an autograph, samantha gaits and fellow trekkies get to meet michelle nichols. also known at bridge commander ohora what is the meaning? >> what does it mean when people come and talk to you about strt "star trek" so many years later? >> they love watching, they love
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the show and we have a mutual admiration society going here. >> reporter: and also the most expensive. $100 to get up close and personal with stanley, creator of marvel comics. >> it's a younger me good to see you. >> hi! >> reporter: the bigger the celebrity, the larger the price tag. taylor swift sells a signed poster for $250. autograph from madonna, more than $1,600. a sign ed book from j.k. rowling -- and autograph from elvis presley today worth nearly $6,000. james dean more than $28,000. all four beatles together over $43,000. when former new york giant victor cruz sits down for a signing he can do hundreds of autographs an hour. >> great. it's always great to, you know, not just see fans on game dap at the stadium but to meet them here, touch them, talk to them
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in person and have a real interaction with them is always a beautiful thing. >> there's so much here. >> reporter: for brandensteon steiner, his dreams came true. >> wasn't always like this, trust me. >> reporter: collecting over three decades. 40,000 square foot vault, memorabilia from every major event in sports history. >> signed by jeter, mariano, andy pettit. >> wow. how much is this worth? >> sells for about $800. >> reporter: from reading joe dimaggio's personal diary. >> a handwritten journal. we bought this journal from joe dimaggio. >> reporter: july 4, 1992. >> to meeting a living legend, the autograph lives on putting priceless memories within reach. by the way, autographs have a way of bringing a motley crew of celebrities today at chicago's comic-con. actress from the "flash" tv show, former wwe wrestler and
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stanley in the house greeting the next generation of fans. all they want, more than a selfie. >> fascinating. >> dylan brought up a good point. everyone takes selfie. you almost forget to ask for a simple autographs. >> do you have any cool autographs? any one of you? >> back to that. >> as many people we meet, we never think to ask. >> there for work. feel weird asking. >> true. what do growing bubbles and climate change have in common? america's favorite science guy america's favorite science guy bill nye is hurry into lowe's today america's favorite science guy bill nye is for huge savings on all things spring. like this char-broil advantage 3-burner gas grill for only $149. plus, get up to $200 off select patio sets. get started with the season's best savings. start with lowe's. if youto treat your tough nasal allergies... ...listen up. unlike pills that don't treat congestion, clarispray covers 100 percent of your nasal allergy symptoms. clarispray. from the makers of claritin.
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and you guys, i've got to say -- >> you like that? >> just for you. >> you look pretty sharp. if you like to worry about things you're living in a great time. >> okay. >> so -- this is just a traditional demonstration to show you the big problem. i'm going to make a mark on this red tape. as we warm this water, it expands. here you are -- hold the bulb. >> hold the bulb. >> sheinelle hold the bulb, bottom part. you know it will go up. >> sure. >> the red liquid will go up. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> same is happening here. there you go. and the same is happening with the world's ocean, everybody. you get this enormous ocean just a little bit warmer, it gets bigger, just like this. just like this. and when it gets bigger, exotic places like norfolk, virginia, galveston, texas to a lesser extent manhattan, are going to have water coming in to your living room, and people are going to leave. who's going to pay for it?
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abandon houses. it's going to be a drag. see that? in just a few seconds, water expands. just as, just like the spirit and the thermometer. you don't need to take that with you. >> i'm walking because -- you're right. something i hadn't thought about. >> does go up. right? >> it does. >> moving along. things to do. >> another example. >> another important thing. so here in the world in which we live, there we are adding carbon monoxide to the air extraordinarily fast. the carbon monoxide is mixing with the ocean. here's something you can do at home. nothing but fun. red cabbage, boiling water. >> uh-huh. >> produces this liquid. craig, if you would, put the shminkiest tiny shmink of vinegar in this one. >> a tiny drop? >> use your judgment. >> whoa. it turned red as if by magic. it's not magic, it's -- >> vinegar. >> science. >> science. >> science! >> if you would, now, blow bubbles into this, also.
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>> because you breathe out carbon die y carbon dioxide. >> like breathing into the earth? >> into the air. adding carbon dioxide mixing with the ocean forming carbonic acid. what she's mixing here. look, it's changing color. adding this to the ocean it's becoming more aaid-- acidic, han sea life. you're walk, thirsty and someone hands you a bottle of vinegar instead of water. what we're doing to the atmosphere. three things we want for everybody in the world. >> clean water. >> right on. >> clean air? >> yeah, clean air, but i was going to say, the second thing is, renewably produced, rely electricity and the third thing is access to the internet, for everybody in the world. >> we always learn something new. >> try this at home and think big about climate change. let's change the world. >> i have to say, thank you.
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if you'd like to watch his new show "bill nye saves the world." >> or binge it. >> 13 shows. turn it up loud. happy earth day! >> w
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the weather is warming up, flowers blossoming and love is in the air. a reminder that wedding season is about to be in full bloom, and we are bringing you coverage of the latest wedding trends and fashion, decor and desserts. i'm going to kick it off with ann chertoff from theweddingwire.com. dylan wants this dress. i want that one. absolutely gorgeous. >> 2017 is is all about fun and unique details. we work with 200,000 vendors and spoke with her friends at clinefeld's. sheer and sexy, off the
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shoulder. >> sheaer, sexy, off the shoulder. >> a lot of sheer paneling. >> she's the sheer and sexy. >> she's the sheer and sexy, yeah. she's actually covered. not completely bare. dad will approve. >> shoulders are flattering on everybody. no matter how tall, short. gorgeous. and you look gorgeous. it's just beautiful. >> isn't it? ready to wear is doing off the shoulder everything or shoulder cutout. bride's is taking their lead from ready to wear. this is a perfect example of an elegant and sophisticated off the shoulder. >> bridesmaids dresses, people are renting them. oh, wear this dress, you can wear it again, you never do. >> you're never wearing it again. >> rent them. >> exactly. this rose gold dress by athea is gorgeous and romantic and blingy but definitely understated. >> do this. >> now, you can actually rent this dress. for less than $100. >> oh. what? >> yes. >> done, done and done. >> or go to rent the runway.
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dresses to rent as well. >> gorgeous. talk about quickly this jewelry. >> if you're having trouble finding your something borrowed, you can borrow jewelry from william & henry. a showroom in new york. go play dress up. for $200, to $600, you can borrow your jewelry up to half a million. for $600. >> amazing. that's a win. >> i put it on for this segment. >> look at it. gosh. gorgeous. >> yes. >> now we're talking videography, all the craze now. drone photography? >> it's huge. getting aerial, beautiful views you could never get before for a wedding. now, the one thing you have to be careful about is you want to make sure you have faa clearance. so that you make sure that you're not going to get in trouble on your wedding day t. is usually legal, though? >> it's legal. you want to make sure you're not fly into trouble amplts beautiful wall from winston flowers in boston. >> this is real.
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hundreds of roses. this is an hombre effect. goes from lavender all the way to vibrant. >> expensive? >> this one ises 15 $15,000 bec it's real. you can use a smaller sides, customize for your wedding. paper flowers, fabric flowers, mix and match. you get a lot of bang for your buck here because you can make this in a lot of places. >> i have a friend who did this, mixed it. couldn't tell. amazing. >> take a selfie with it. >> all your guests can take selfies. >> use for vows in front of it. frame your sweetheart table, do a lot with it. could be a lot of money, but getting a lot of use out of it. >> yes. >> sweet treats with craig. >> hey! >> hey. >> who needs a wedding cake anymore. >> i always think you need a wedding cake. got to take the photo, but definitely you can have more than one dessert now. >> so many ice cream options. >> ice cream is huge right now. cupcakes first. then doughnuts last year and now
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it's ice cream. who doesn't love ice cream? >> amen to that. >> this is actually a really great idea. a diy sundae bar. ice cream and guests pick and choose the flavors to put on top. whipped cream, sprinkles. >> i love t. customize it to your favorite stuff. >> doesn't seem ridiculously expensive. that's not going to cost you $15,000. >> it's not. unless you're getting crazy with truffles or something. >> what are these? >> milkshakes. huge. find them on instagram. amazing milk shakes. we have a shamrock one with whiskey. is it good? >> slow down! >> cake vodka in it. >> can't get it out. it's so thick. that's really good. >> yeah! you can also do -- the best thing -- there is alcohol in them. >> if you want to be crazy like i am. i'm having a mint wedding only serving this because it goes with the palate.
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>> these doughnuts are massive, by the way. >> insane. like a hope simpson moment here. >> from the speets to experiences. >> important for couples to register for gifts. actually doing your guest as disservice if you don't register. today there's a lot more options than just going to your regular brick and mortar story. newl newlyweds, makes grandma happy. honeyfund register for cash items for your honeymoon. get couple the massages or give to charity. >> these are really good tips. >> yeah. weddings are so much fun. >> so fun. but you can do something like the expensive wall but rent the bridesmaids dresses, or wear a million dollar bracelet for. >> $600. >> don't go anywhere. next up, gripping delicious buttermilk pork chops on the plaza and inviting you to stick around. inviting you to stick around as well.
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this morning on "today's food" making the ploeft of spring weather by cooking out here on the plaza. jerome, executive chef. yeah. big hand, executive chef of sweet home cafe and the new museum of african-american culture in washington, d.c. excited you're here. my understanding is that the food is designed to be an extension of the mission at the museum? >> is. it's actually an edible exhibit. coincide with the exhibit upstairs and tells the stories of african-american people through our food ways and foot. >> first of all, these pork chops. goodness. >> nice center cut porter house pork chops. you could relatively use any kind of pork. bone liz pork if you like or a tenderloin. the point is in the brine.
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buttermilk, a little bit of oil. >> can i ask you, the most amazing pork chop i've ever had in my life. >> dylan dreyer just interrupted our segment to compliment you on the finished product. >> oh, man. add a little hot sauce to it. >> i love it. >> oh, my gosh. >> some honey. >> amazing. >> sweeten it up. >> try this. >> how long -- how long, jarome, do we let this marinade? >> 12 to 24 hours. generally i go overnight with it to bring the flavors in. a lot of moisture. >> that's a lot of garlic, the thing is, not bringing heat. really set the but per milk wtbh it in a good amount of salt. >> on a diet, this is not your dish. >> it's always somebody's dish, even if you're on a diet. we throw a little pork in in. >> it's all protein. >> and let that go overnight. >> take it from that. overnight. on the grill, grilling the pork
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chop. how long on each side? this is a pretty thick cut of meat. >> a pretty thick cut of meat. we'll generally move it around. it will take 20, 25 minutes. gets marks to find our sweet spots on the grill. >> how can you tell when it's done? >> thermometer. 100 to 145 degrees internally. >> the chop on the grill. here's the finished product. beautifully looking pork chops. >> super beautiful. >> in addition to the pork chops you also brought along salad as well? >> yes. >> tell us about the salad. >> i like to serve this with a nice spring and summertime grilled asparagus and corn salad's in disease, super sweet corn from the eastern shore. it's almost like starch and candy, man. we charred it off. grill it off. cut it right off the cob. a simple straightforward salad.
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>> red eng onion and that's t. that's it. >> you have to try this, craig i. have never known dylan dreyer positive interrupt. >> i would have interrupted you for the salad, too. >> how did you become a professional chef? >> i always enjoyed cooking. then i found myself at the american museum working with restaurant associates and what we've done is actually transformed museum dining around the world and i set it as goal for myself to be at the african-american museum. >> that's a winner. >> isn't that amazing? >> that's a winner, thank you. >> could you make this with a thinner cut pork chop? >> you can. but it's not as fun. >> this is like three meals. >> jerome, thank you so much for joining us today. if you'd like that recipe yourself head to today.com/foodformore. >> goodness. >> sheinelle, you have a line. >> i'm supposed to say that does it for us this morning. tomorrow on "sunday today" willie sits down with marcus samuelson to talk about his journey surviving an ethiopian
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war to becoming good morning. i'm rosemary connors. just ahead on nbc 10 news today, a shooting near the campus of temple university put students on alert this weekend. the details are ahead. and we have passing showers across the area. keep the burreumbrella handy, b they don't last all weekend. we'll talk about that, coming up. pothole problems shut down lanes on a local interstate. we'll show you where crews will be out and about this weekend. and the largest volunteer event of its kind kicks off this morning. we're live for comcast care day as thousands of people come together to make change for their community. those stories and much more coming up next at 9:00.
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rate now on nbc 10 news today, searching for a shooter. this morning, police are investigating a shooting near temple university that left one
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man in critical condition. what police say the gunman used to get away. talking tough. vice president mike pence says all options are on the table when it comes to north korea. we'll tell you about the new developments. and we are tracking some passing showers that could affect your weekend plans. we've got you covered, though, in the first alert neighborhood forecast. >> announcer: nbc 10 news starts now. as you saw from all that green on the screen, i think we're only going to get a little bit of sunshine today. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. thanks for being with us. i'm rosemary connors. it's just before 9:00 on this saturday. let's start with our weekend weather. temperatures will be in the 60s today. here is a live look over the ben franklin parkway, where, as you can see, preparations for the nfl draft next week continue. we are going to see some rain off and on today. meteorologist tammie souza has those details in the first alert neighborhood forecast. tamm tammie? >> keep the umbrella handy. maybe you can put some rain shoes on the kids.
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we saw steadier showers across parts of new jersey and into delaware, and i think that's where the more steady shower activity will go this afternoon. you can see. there's plenty more in the pipeline and we will get breaks, too. if we get enough sunshine, like actually earlier we saw some sunshine here as we look past the new comcast tower being built across the river. now it's clouded up again. if we get enough sunshine, we will see the 60s. if we don't, we'll stay parked in these mid- to upper 50s throughout the day with winds out of the knnorth and northwes. this morning, philadelphia police are searching for a gunman who took off on a bicycle following the shooting. it happened on susquehanna avenue in north philly just before 12:30 this morning. the victim is in critical condition. because the shooting happened near temple's campus, the university sent an alert to students to use caution and avoid the area. if you drive along interstate 495 in delaware, than you've probably seen or felt the potholes. this weekend,ws

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