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>> the "today" show coming up next. >> enjoy that day. good morning. war of wordnorth korea threaten the u.s. territory of guam after president trump warns the regime with his harshest language yet. >> they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. >> what will bring the two sides back from the brink? breaking overnight, a man rams his car into a large group of soldiers near paris, injuring at least six of them. officialing calling it a deliberate attack. terror investigation under way. that's rich. two massive jackpots totalling nearly $7 million. no winner up for grips.
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are you feeling lucky? those stories plus the new report card on the airlines that will surprise you. the man accused of groping taylor swift takes the stand. and remembering the rhinestone cowboy. ♪ like a rhinestone cowboy >> the tributes pouring in for music legend, glen campbell, today, wednesday, august 9th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, mpb. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. we're happy you're joining us. >> let's get to the rapidly developing north korea crisis. the ominous threats being exchanged by the u.s. and the north korean regime. the latest salvo, north korea saying it is seriously reviewing plans to launch missile strikes on guam. that's a u.s. territory and home
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to a key air force base. >> what was the timing of this? it followed a harsh warning from president trump, that any threats from kim jong-un would be met with, quote, fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> our team is ready to break in all down, starting with nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the north korean threat, frighteningly routine for the rogue regime, was a thrilling response to thunderous words from president trump, as kim jong-un has a weapon that was closer to reaching the u.s., than previously thought. prump, trying to stop north korea from hitting the u.s. >> they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power. the likes of which this world
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has never seen before. >> reporter: drawing a red line, just reports after a major nuclear advance by north k. pre tough talk, north korea issued a threat of its own. announcing in a statement it was carefully examining plans to attack the u.s. territory of guam, creating what it called an enveloping fire. troops are stationed on the remote ireland,ete island, alon than 160,000 guam residents. a new brief tells nbc news, kim jong-un may have a miniature nuclear warhead, small enough to fit inside one of his new long-range missiles. a missile that could reach the u.s. mainland. north korea has to overcome technical hurdles. experts say that is a matter of when, not if. >> there is a growing consensus that the pace of the program is
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increasing steadily. the effectiveness of the program, missile and nuclear, is getting better. >> reporter: now, president trump is strongly hinting at a military option, a pre-emptive strike. but the u.s. does not know where all of north krorea's facilitie are hiding under ground. and north korea could retaliate against people in seoul, including 100,000 americans and 28,000 troops stationed there. the u.s. has successfully tested missile defenses from the west coast, hitting a test missile over the pacific. but the system is not fool-proof. meanwhile, the president's strong language is being criticized by leading lawmakers of both parties. democrat dianne feinstein calling his rhetoric bombastic. and john mccain cautioning against making empty threats. >> the great leaders i've seen, they don't threaten unless they
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are ready to act. and i'm not sure that president trump is ready to act. and so, maybe it will turn out all right. he's the president. i'm not. but i don't think that some of the great leaders that i have admired would have taken that same path. >> reporter: and as for the threat to guam, u.s. officials are discounting it as part of north korea's continuing anger over b-1 bombers who are flying from the island over the korean peninsula. but the real fear is that the rhetoric is escalating from both sides as they draw new red lines. and president trump faces his first military crisis. savannah and matt, back to you. >> andrea mitchell on this story for us. a scary story. thank you very much. let's bring in nicolle wallace and nbc news military analyst, retired army colonel jock ja jack jacobs. let's talk about the rhetoric. is this the president giving kim jong-un a taste of his own medicine?
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or is it going to make a bad situation worse? >> i think it's irrelevant, actually. i first heard the remarks, i somebody read them to me, i thought that kim jong-un had read the remarks. >> is it dangerous? do the words matter in this context? >> the words do matter. but the president has a tendency to be bombastic all the time. and to the extent this is about war, it's important. but to the extent, it broadcasts what we're going to do, it's not. >> let's not dismiss the words so quickly. fire and fury, as a military guy, jack, what do you read into fire and fury? is this conventional weaponry? or is he threatening something else? >> the suggestion is he's going to use nuclear weapons. there's a difference between
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using nuclear weapons and shock and awe, using nonnuclear means. it's just to scare north korea and see what they do next. >> nicolle, when someone says what president trump said yesterday, he drew a line in the stand. do our adversaries cross the line? shortly after he said that, north koreans said they're looking at plans to attack guam. a u.s. territory. by the fact they said that, didn't they cross the line? >> sure. and this president ran as someone who was going to almost in a "seinfeld" like way, be the opposite of barack obama in every way, shape and form. over and over, he criticized president obama for drawing that red line in syria. he has drawn a far more stark, a far more inflammatory, a far more dangerous red line. and he's the kind of guy who would be sort of shamed into sort of keeping up with his own words. so, the language is so stunning because it contradicts all of the traditions of american
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military history. you talked about shock and awe. those were words used after the military phase had begun. >> by the media. >> those were not words when we were engaged with diplomacy. those weren't words when the debate about iraq was at the u.n. security council, which is where this conversation was over the weekend. and this is a president that's now used language he can't put back in the toothpaste tube. >> there's a theory that this is all by design. the president uses the hot rhetoric so the north koreans feel like, he might be willing to actually use that force. and that's the deterrent effect. do you buy it? >> no. this president was few things by design. he shoots from the hip all the time. and i think his words are taken with a grain of salt. also, if you're going to do anything, you have to convince the military establishment to go along with it. we have pretty cool heads there. and i think it will be difficult
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to convince them to do pre-emptive attacks. >> nicolle, jack said the words were designed for the consumption of each other. they got the attention of the north koreans. get the attention of our allies, as well. and gotten the attention of people in congress. what do you expect to see over the next couple of days, in terms for support for the president on this issue? >> anytime a country goes to war, the president typically enjoys support because men and women are in harm. not only our military families and soldiers, but other countries. this is such an extraordinary case that on the day he elevated the chances of that happening, he was rebuked by -- no one currently serving in the military. but barry mccaffrey talked to us. the cooler heads, are the secretary of defense, are the generals serving on his own staff. and they seem to believe this is language that will not be matched in the moment by military action. >> we will continue to watch, of
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course. colonel jack jacobs, great to get your perspective. you, too, nicolle. breaking overnight, an apparent ambush on soldiers in a paris suburb. officials say a driver rammed his car into the group. they believe he did it deliberately. keir simmons has the latest on the investigation. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. nbc news letting the french prosecutor has opened an official terrorist investigation. witnesses described seeing a car with one person inside, waiting to strike. then accelerating towards the soldiers. this morning, police are checking video surveillance to identify the vehicle, a bmw, and find the driver. paris, again, on high alert today, as police are hunting a suspect car that rammed into a group of soldiers, injuring six. three are in a series condition, after the latest accident in levallois. the mayor describing it as deliberate and odious act of aggression.
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to target soldiers who were there to protect against attacks at 8:00 in the morning is cowardly. the soldiers coming out of the barracks this morning, were part of a contingent to counter terror attacks. this, the latest in a series of incidents in and around paris, targeting security forces that are keeping one of the world's most visited tourist cities on-edge. among the attacks this year, a muslim extremist shot dead after pretending to grab a weapon at the airport. a man shoutingally akbar and wielding machetes attacking two soldiers at the louvre. another shot down outside of notre dame with a hammer. and a police officer killed and two seriously injured, after a gunman opened fire on a police car in the champs-elysees. this latest incident, using a vehicle, one of isis' favorite attack modes. this all happened in an area of
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paris that's home to the main french intelligence service. while france is under a state of energy, dating back to when people were killed in a string of terror attacks. the prime target, the very authorities working to prevent attacks. matt and savannah? >> keir simmons in london for us. a lot more to get to this morning, including the search, it's over for a man suspected of killing a missouri police officer. ian mccarthy was taken into custody last night after somebody called 911, to report a person walking on the highway. police say he shot and killed officer gary michael on a routine stop on monday night. michael was able to return fire and wounded mccarthy. he's in stable condition. president trump is vowing the u.s. will win the fight against the growing opioid crisis. >> nobody is safe from this epidemic that threatens young
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and old, rich and poor, urban and rural communities. everybody is threatened. >> the president met with administration officials at his new jersey golf club on tuesday, to discuss strategy on this. but he stopped short as his opioid task force had recommended. the president said they will meet the crisis with early preventi prevention, to keep drug supplies from having this country. now, the growing excite over two jackpots. mega millions is closing in on $400 million. and tonight's powerball jackpot has ballooned to $300 million. kerry has been wracking up the tickets. >> reporter: didn't win. as did zero people won. as we look at the drawing last night, don't throw away your tickets in the mega millions
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just yet. if you purchase a ticket in florida, georgia, new york or california, there were each $1 million winners there. check your tickets. the statistics of winning, look at the odds here. you have a chance of winning this 1 in 258 million. to win it. and so, if you win it, you get to walk away -- say you take the lump sum of $238 million. let's look also at not just the megamillions but also the powerball because you mentioned, it's a huge jackpot there. people dbuying tickets. if you were to win both of them. look at the odds of this. it's mind-boggling. that's one in 75 quadrillion. matt and savannah, you have a bert chance of being struck by lightning ten times and surviving all strikes than winning both of these. >> you're saying, it's not
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impossible, right? >> there's still hope. >> okay. >> kerry, thank you so much. >> all right. now, a big shakeup in the world of entertainment. disney announced on tuesday, it will pull all of its content from netflix and start its own streaming service set to launch in 2019. it will feature disney as well as disney channel tv. that content will be removed from disney will launch a espn-leaning service. legendary singer glen campbell died after a long battle with alzheimer's. cynthia mcfadden looks back at his unforgettable life and career. ♪ like a rhinestone cowboy >> reporter: this morning an outpouring of love and affection for glen campbell, the man known around the world as the
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rhinestone cowboy. ♪ riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo ♪ >> reporter: and so many more. ♪ by the time i get to phoenix >> reporter: from dolly parton. >> glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business. ♪ southern nights >> reporter: he was one of the greatest musicians. and yet, he never learned to read music. born dirt-poor in arkansas during the depression, he taught himself to play the guitar. going from small town bars. >> i'm glen campbell. >> reporter: to the heights of stardom, with his own hit tv show and acting in major motion pictures. and he appears on "today" as part of our summer concert series. but his life had sour notes, too. he battled cocaine and alcohol. was married four times. and in 2011, he received the devastating news. he had alzheimer's disease.
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>> i ain't done yet. >> reporter: but he kept on singing. ♪ i'm still here but yet i'm gone ♪ >> reporter: his daughter, ashley, swetweeted. heartbrok heartbroken. i owe him everything i am and everything i will be. he will be remembered so well and with so much love. ♪ i've been walking these streets so long ♪ >> reporter: over his remarkable career, he won six grammys. and a lifetime achievement award. a celebration of his music and his courage. for "today," cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. >> remember in a younger period of his lives watching his specials on tv. >> and the special show for the smothers brothers. >> i was reading about him and he was talking about how he viewed country music. and he didn't like to call it country music. he called it people music because it was the stories of people in their everyday lives. >> he's one of the legends of
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>> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, what is his side of the story? the man at the center of the taylor swift trial takes the stand. and in the wake of some good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day, lots of sunshine. a warm day but the humidity will stay low and the winds will be light. 85 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. plenty of sunshine in the suburbs. 83 the high temperature with low
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we're back, now. 7:30, wednesday morning, 9th of august, 2017. otherwise known as hoda's birthday. >> thank you, guys. >> we have a lot of headlines to get to. the u.s. and north korea are trading escalating threats. north korea says it is now examining plans to attack the u.s. territory of guam. secretary of state rex tillerson who is returning from asia, actually landed in guam this morning. he told reporters he did not believe there was any imminent threat and never considered rerouting the fueling stop. on tuesday, president trump warned that any provocation from north korea would be met with, quote, fire and fury like the world has never seen. tillerson says it's a message in
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a strong language that cokim jong-un would understand. soldiers were leaving their racks when a driver plowed into them. and the new england patriots are making history before the new season begins. the reigning super bowl champs are the first nfl team to buy their own planes to fly to game pa s. according to espn, the team bought a pair of 767s. one will be the main plane for the season. the other as backup. that is a perk. >> thet. nothing but first class seats inside. they're going to arrive in style. and they have their lombardi trophies on the tail of that plane. >> that will drive the other teams nuts. the man at the center of th
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going to testify today. joe fryer is at the courthouse in denver for us. >> reporter: good morning. calls trial was david mueller. he's the former deejay who sued taylor swift, saying her groping allegation is false and cost him his career. david mueller on the stand more than three hours, recalled his version of events from a meet and greet, as taylor swift looked on in the courtroom. at issue, what happened when swift, mueller and mueller's girlfriend posed for this photo. mueller testified as he moved to get into the picture, his hand was closed and came into contact with part of her body. i felt what was a rib cage or ribs. and mueller added, it as jostling, that our hands
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touched. but he never touched her behind as swift has alleged. swift's skirt is not rumpled. the pop star never reported the incident to police. but one of her reps told the radio station and two days later mueller was fired. he sued swift and members of her team saying the groping allegation cost him his job that pays more than $150,000 a year. on the stand tuesday, mueller said, it's a horrible thing i'm accused of and i want to clear my name. swift countersued claiming assault and battery. in court, the pop star could be seen writing notes to her attorney. her mother and co-defendant andrea broke down in tears. during opening statements, their attorney asked, what is wrong with this picture? a woman is assaulted, a woman reports it and she gets sued? it doesn't make sents. he says that swift is asking for $1 in damages, telling the jury, she's not trying to bankrupt this man. she's trying to tell people out there you can say no when
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someone puts their hand on you. on the first day of testimony, spectators lined up at 4:00 a.m., hoping to get 1 of 32 courtroom seats reserved for the public. >> it's incredible, to be honest with you, that someone with her platform and with her standing today in society, with come and be brave about it and speak up for herself and stand up for herself. >> reporter: an eight-member jury was selected for this trial, six women, two men. swift and mueller have been in the courtroom since the beginning, even during jury selection. swift is expected to testify during this trial. >> joe fryer at the courthouse, thank you. there's growing concern in hollywood about the cyber attack on hbo. the hackers have a ransom note threatening more leaks. >> reporter: this morning, the hbo cyber attack getting bigger. with news of a second data dump. and its targeting more than just
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hit hbo shows, like "game of thrones." >> this is absolutely a very terrifying issue for people in hollywood. >> reporter: matt bellamy, editorial director at "the hollywood reporter" says hackers e-mailed them what appears to be controversial hbo documents. internal e-mails from a company executi executive, a plot summary from the next "game of thrones" episode and this ransom note, addressed to hbo. in the five-minute video, set to ominous music from "game of thrones," the hackers call themselves mr. smith and demand hbo pay them millions of dollars or face more leaks of sensitive company materials. in a statement, hbo says a forensic review is ongoing. it's working with cyber security firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident. and the company has no reason to believe their e-mail system as a
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whole has been compromised. >> so far, the damaging information has not been significant. >> reporter: it's unclear how deep this cyber rabbit hole will go and how it will compare to the hack that rocked sony pictures. in 2014, cyber crooks released embarrassing e-mails, personal information and the salaries of thousands of sony employees. >> and sony, as far as we know, there was not a money demand. it was a purely hurtful, damaging leak. the goal was the leak. >> reporter: now, hbo appears to be in unscripted territory, with hackers say they are poised to punish and publish even more. >> do they have more e-mails? do they have actual episodes of "game of thrones"? it's really a question of how damaging these leak s can be an what the hackers are willing to do. >> reporter: for "today," miguel
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almagu almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. how much do we love al roker? >> a ton. >> he puts himself out there every day. an apparently does it at night, too. i want to take you at citi field, in new york. mets taking on the texas rangers. who is throwing out that first pitch? >> it dribbled over the -- >> can we see that again? >> let's not. >> see it one more time. keep in mind, al, one of his favorite sports is bowling. >> hey. ho. oh. >> i like the pose after. >> there you go. >> we couldn't have olympics music? >> yeah. >> were you nervous? >> yeah. it was horrible. it was horrible. yeah, the mets just -- it was wonderful. i had my family there the nick was there. he had a great time. my brother, my nephew. >> i would have swung at that pitch. >> you would have golfed at that pitch. temperatures way below normal because of the jet stream dripping down to bismarck and
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cheyenne. happens again on thursday, with temperatures anywhere from five to ten degrees below average. look at the weekend, as we head in. temperatures in the mid-70s in new york city. low to mid-80s in atlanta. chicago, 77. it will be actually really nice. so far for august, we're a little on the cool side. and nobody's complaining, i don't think. that's what's go in . good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day. lots of sunshine, a warm day. but the humidity will stay low and the winds will be light. 85 degrees this afternoon from philadelphia. plenty of sunshine in the suburbs. 83 the high temperature with low humidity during the day. 85 degrees for inland areas, mostly sunny skies at the shore and 79 this afternoon. middle 80s for the the lehigh vy and delaware. sunny skies for the day. have a good day. complete report coming up on the 9:00 edition of "today's take."
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>> one more time. here's what you say to people in the future. i threw this pitch hours after getting tommy johns surgery. >> tommy johns is going to sue me. >> doesn't the olympic music make it better? >> makes it more pathetic. >> al, congrats. thank you. still ahead, do you need to sleep train your kids to get them ready to go back to school? first, how are the airlines treating passengers after the uproar of the dragging incident? the brand-new report cards with results that will surprise you. after this. >> that's enough of that. >> one more time. >> one more time. yes. ♪ ♪
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♪ we're back. 7:43. the latest report card on how the airlines are treating passengers. >> this comes just four months after that incident. we all talked about it. where a man suffered injuries when he was dragged off an oversold united flight. nbc's tom kcostello covers aviation. >> reporter: the bottom line is that 2.5 million people are flying every day in this country. and this morning, we have the latest numbers of passengers who are bumped, the most on-time airlines and the airlines who have some work to do. safe to say airline customer service has suffered a black eye in 2017. >> this is wrong. other, my god. look at what you did to him. >> reporter: viral videos of dr. david dao dragged off in april. a fight with a passenger. of a delta agent, threatening
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passengers who refused to be bumped. >> that can be a federal offense. you and your kids will be -- >> oh. >> reporter: and an all-out brawl in ft. lauderdale after spirit airline cut hundreds of flights. after public shaming, the airlines promised to do better. >> the game-changer is video. now, we can see some of the things the airlines have done. it's been a game-changer. >> reporter: this morning, evidence the airlines are trying to do better. in the first six months of the year, the number of passengers bumped from flights, dropped to a 22-year low. fewer than 1 passenger out of every 10,000. >> i feel like everyone is trying to, you know, care more about the customer because everyone was getting so mad about everything. >> reporter: and good news for the summer family getaway. 76% of flights were on time in june. number one, no surprise, hawaiian air had the best record, followed by alaska,
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delta and sky west. at the bottom of the on-time list, spirit, virgin america and jetblue. >> people feel like they're being herded like cattle at the airport. >> reporter: after squeezing into cramped seats, no elbow room, customer loyalty is not what it once was. >> there's little passenger loyalty to any brand anymore. people will be willing to go to any different airline if they can save 5 bucks. >> reporter: now, with congress talking about passing laws that would make it illegal to involuntary remove a passenger who is seated on a plane, the airlines are changing their bumping policies, talking about reaching out in advance to customers to ask if they would like compositiensation for an oversold flight. it seems like the viral videos have made a difference. >> i was on a flight. they offered $10 million to take a ligater flight.
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♪ everybody, we're back with an idea from a professor that's drawing some mixed reviews. sheinelle is in the orange room for carson. this one. tell us. >> a university of georgia professor, rick watt sson has a unique policy. a portion of his syllabus reads, if you feel undually stressed, you can e-mail the instructor and tell him what grade you think is appropriate and it will be so changed. no explanation is required. watson calls this his stress reduction policy. but it's caused nothing but stress for the university online. mike tweets, seriously, this is how you prepare your students for a stressful world? and j.k. posts, nothing like setting these adults up for failure in the real world. in response to the backlash, the dean issued this statement, in part, i to tell you that the
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syllabus does not confirm with our policy. this proposal will not be implemented in any classroom. should students be able to pick their own grades. here you go. 81% say no. 19% say yes. now, we reached out to the professor, but he was not available for comment. what do you think? should you be able to negotiate with your professor? >> i think the 19% were students. >> absolutely not. >> yeah. >> i kind of like the idea if it was one paper. like i had a miss on a test. the overall course, i think i deserve an "a"? i don't get that. >> like it's being taught by the dude. >> all right, sheinelle. thank you very much. coming up, al's unforgettable summer of yes trip to the grand canyon with great wise man, i'm nervous about things i can't control... affecting my good credit score. i see you've planted an uncertainty tree. chop that thing down. the clarity you seek... lies within the creditwise app from capital one.
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couple minutes before 8:00. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a beautiful day shaping up outside. bill henley has your most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? >> a lot of the sunshine and the humidity is still low. the temperatures are just starting to move up. 71 degrees in philadelphia. the 50s won't last much longer. the suburbs 63 in new jersey and 61 degrees in the lehigh valley. up to 85 degrees in philadelphia of the lots of sunshine. 80s for just about everyone. the exception will the sea breeze blowing this afternoon, 79 degrees. we've been focused on i-95 for you. let's get an update. jessie? >> the traffic we talked about an hour ago has cleared. on the 322, this has gotten
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heavy at the bridge. check out the southbound side. huge delays after the gridlock, too. upper merion and brandywine lane. back to you. a man is recovering from a gunshot wound this morning. the 64-year-old man was out in his tioga street neighborhood when a group of teens were playing with a gun. a shot went man in the stomach. he should make a full recovery. two pipe lines where there have been spills and water contamination, the company will alert homeowners when drilling restarts there. it allowed some sites to resume construction last week. the power jackpot up to $307 million for tonight's drawing. we'll have the winning numbers for you tomorrow morning. join us tomorrow morning from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m.
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it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, boiling point. north korea threatens a u.s. territory in the wake of president trump's most grave warning to the rogue nation. >> they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. >> so, what's next in the growing war of words? we're live in washington. plus, go west. >> all aboard. >> al returns to the grand canyon for his summer of yes. and this time, he's taking some students along for the trip of a lifetime. >> no matter how many times i see this, it still takes my breath away. >> that's something i never saw in my life before. and dave's not done.
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after two years out of the spotlight, we'll tell you about david letterman's surprising return to television. today, wednesday, august 9th, 2017. ♪ you had a selfie in 2014 with salvannah. and 2015 with al. you need one this year. who do you want it with? >> you. >> what do you want to check off your bucket list? >> selfie with matt and savannah. >> i made the husband watch the baby so i could be here. what's the baby's name? >> eloise. >> you want to say hi to eloise? >> i love you, ellie. >> all the way from mississippi, what are you celebrating? >> retirement. >> happy birthday, hoda. >> happy birthday, hoda. ♪ >> oh. >> everybody has the sign we had for you. you may have heard by now, it's
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hoda's birthday. >> thanks, guys. >> excited? >> yes. >> big plans? >> a little romantic dinner. a little babysitter and romantic dinner. >> you have a sign from your mom. we want to get right to what we are covering this half hour. north korea's overnight threat of an attack carries more weight than usual this morning. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest on this. kristen, take it away. >> reporter: matt, good morning. president trump just beat ttwee about the crisis in north korea. he said, my first order as president was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. it is stronger and more powerful than ever before. it socomes as his secretary of t state is making a stop in guam, what is the center of mounting tensions. this morning, secretary of state rex tillerson touching down in the u.s. territory of guam moments ago. as north korea escalates its
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standoff with the u.s. saying it's carefully examining plans to strike guam, with medium to long-range ballistic missiles. >> i don't think there's an imminent threat in my own view. >> reporter: the remote island in the pacific, some $2,02,000 s from north korea, has been a military outpost, with 6,000 troops stationed there. the threat recorded by north korea's state-run news agency, coming just hours after president trump unleashed a stark warning in the face of north korea's growing nuclear threat. >> north korea best not make anymore threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. >> i have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days. i think the president, again, as commander in chief, i think he felt it necessary to issue a very strong statement directly
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to north korea. >> reporter: nbc news has learned from a u.s. official briefed on the intelligence agency assessment, the u.s. believes north korea has built a miniature nuclear warhead small enough to fit notice one of its new long-range missiles. particularly alarming after kim jong-un successfully tested a missile capable of reaching as far as chicago 11 days ago. all that putting the u.s. on defense. the pentagon has successfully shot down a test missile over the pacific. but the system isn't 100% accurate. >> he has been very threatening. >> reporter: still, some republicans say mr. trump's fiery rhetoric went too far. >> i take exception to the president's comments because you've got to be sure that you can do what you say you're going to do. >> reporter: now, president trump just tweeted about the crisis again, saying hopefully we will never have to use this power, referring to nuclear power. t are not the most
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powerful nation in the world. secretary tillerson saying from guam, the american people should sleep well tonight. matt? >> all right, kristen welker. kristen, thank you. breaking overnight, french prosecutors have launched a terror investigation after a car rammed into a group of soldiers. at least six soldiers were injured. three of them seriously. this happened in a paris suburb where special units who guard french landmarks are based. officials are calling this incident clearly deliberate. they launched a manhunt for a lone driver in a dark bmw. ford is taking action to correct a carbon monoxide problem that is affecting police departments in the u.s. we reported on officers being sickened by fumes while using a ford explorer police cruisers. the vehicles were modified after they left the factory to install emergency police lights. ford says those holes and gaps were not properly sealed, letting fumes into the cabin.
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the company has dispatched a team to fix the problem. for many with dreams of playing hookie forever, no one won the mega millions jackpot. but tonight, you get another chance to win a fortune. kerry sanders is in miami with the lottery lowdown. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: no one including me won the mega millions. you can see how that number rolled over. and we also have the powerball that has a sizable jackpot on its own. if you're heading out to a location to purchase a ticket, you can expect long lines. if you did play mega millions, there were at least four tickets that won $1 million. the chances of actually winning all of this money, 1 in 258 million. it's a long shot. look at this, if you do win, with that sizable amount of money you're getting, you have to give up some of it for taxes.
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as -- well, as they say in nashville, money won't buy you happiness. but it will buy you a boat and a truck to pull it. >> love that song. >> yeah. yeah. you can always test the theory. try it out. see if it works. thank you. >> thanks, kerry. >> a few hundred million dollars will boost your morning. what do you have? >> i think you're going to like this. an alabama mom got the internet laughing with her back-to-school photo on facebook. she has three kids. they're dressed for the first day of school. where is mom? that's jenna in the sunglasses, relaxing in the pool with champagne in hand. her youngest started pre-k. first time in 11 years that all three kids are gone. jenna got so many calls from "people" magazine and us and the rest. she told her husband, i'm too famous to cook tonight. you all do your own cooking. she did say, can you believe this, on her one day without her
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kids, she ended up wat watchiwatching cousins. but there's that feeling of i'm free. >> yeah. after 11 years. >> she waited a listening time. we toast to her. a pop start something that will be music to the ears of one direction fans. and al takes three deserving kids to the grand canyon for an incredible adventure. and jill's "steals & deals," ready to send the kids this is me indicating to you that we're done.
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and there's no. sugar. added. cranberry pineapple 100% juice. the next big thing to hit the juice aisle. cranberry pineapple 100% juice. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's time to "trend." you ready, folks? it's that time of year. kids are getting ready for the first day of school. in some parts of the country, they have started. after a summer of kids staying up later and sleeping in, how,
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as a parent, do you prepare them for the first day of school? two schools of thought here, no pun intended. do you put them to dead earlier, like two weeks before school and wake them up earlier? or let them enjoy summer to the fullest and rip the band-aid off the first day of school? >> we prepare them. it's stressful on the first day. >> we step it. with nick, we started taking his devices at night. you know. he still stays up until he wants to. >> my nieces stay up really late in the summertime. i know as school approaches, they move them up earlier. >> i don't believe in that. summer is so important to kids. why ruin the last two weeks by reminding them over and over again, school is about to start. it's not like -- as they say in the article, it's not like there's a calculus test the first day of school. schools warm kids up. they understand there's a
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certain amount of chaos. >> especially if you go to the choose your own grade professor. i like ales. you taper off. that seems smart. >> what did you do when you were young? >> you do a taper. >> when a they're 5 and 6, they are exhausted if they don't get sleep. >> i think it's fine, if you have a 17-year-old, and that kid has been staying up until 1:00 in the morning and sleeping in till 10:00, yes. taper that kid off. for the 10 and 12 ye-year-olds,t them enjoy the summer. asked our viewers to chime in. 68% say, yeah, prepare them for early wake-ups. 32% say they don't do it. >> interesting. my kids just don't sleep. >> there you go. >> that's a whole other story. okay, we begin with david letterman. after a short retirement, heading back to tv.
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netflix announced that letterman will debut a new show. there will be six episodes. in depth episodes with guests and segments outside of the studio. after three decades in television, his final "late show" episode was in 2013. he said, i feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for netflix. if you were tired spending time with your family, check with your family first. remember the hug that never happened. kesha tried to hug jerry on the red carpet. this awkward moment went viral. inspiring a mural in australia. jerry seinfeld shared this photo with his manager in front of the mural. and they're hugging. and finally, liam payne. will there be a one direction reunion. while playing with the puppies, he opened up about the future of
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1-d. >> i think we will reunite at some point, in the future, i'm sure. we have to. we have an album we haven't toured yet. and i want to write some more songs, as well, with the boys. >> there you have it. can we pull up our one direction reunion scoreboard? liam, check. harry styles, he told "rolling stone" he was open. matt horn. in must. and zayne said he doesn't know. if the timing is right, he will make the right decision coming around. >> have they thought about a name change? matt thought one dimension was their name. >> don't make me go to duran duran. >> what about duran duran? >> don't ask. >> what else could it be? >> messed up the title of their album. in my defense, my heart was racing for duran duran. >> something sexy like paper products. >> paper towels.
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>> yeah. time for our "daly click." make sure to do it the right way. the world dog surfing championship brings out impressive competitors. but we think we found top dog. look at this pup cruising along. look at this. just as he is about to collide with another dog, the pooch adjusted from one surfboard to another. he jumps over. right? >> no. >> with a new buddy onboard. dozens of dogs competed in the second annual dog surfing championships. but look at this guy. >> really good. >> he anticipated a problem. >> and solves it. >> 132. >> there you go. very cute. >> good one. mr. roker? >> let's show you what we have as far as your weather's concerned. we're keeping an eye on what's going on out in the tropics. a five-day development zone. a 40% chance of developing in that area. we're watching tropical storm
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franklin, could become a hurricane out in the gulf of mexico. 75-mile-per-hour winds. don't see the problem for the gulf coast, although, into texas, we could see higher waves. for the most part, it makes landfall by thursday and it is out of here. the rest of the country, we're looking decent. sensational day, northeast new england into the ohio and mississippi river valleys. more wet weather through the gulf coast. showers making their way through the northern plains. out west, another gorgeous day. medford, oregon -- portland, oregon, will see a high today of 94 degrees. goat's what's good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day. lots of sunshine. a warm day, but the humidity will stay low and the winds will be light. 85 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. plenty of sunshine in the suburbs. 83, the high temperature, with low humidity during the day. and new jersey warms to 85 degrees for inland areas. mostly sunny skies at the shore, and 79 this afternoon. middle 80s for the lehigh valley
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and delaware, the sunny skies through the day. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. we've been waiting for this story. our summer of yes series, when we try things we always wanted to do. >> earlier this summer, al announced -- he had a grand plan, you might say. he wanted to take three kids from brooklyn to his favorite place in the world, the grand canyon. and he did it. how was it? >> i couldn't have asked for it to be better. sharing the grand canyon with students that might not have an opportunity to see it. they will tell you their favorite part was the mule ride. but for me, the entire experience was nothing short of awesome. growing up in a big city, sometimes it's tough to see your dreams beyond the city calls. but for these honor students at the uncommon school in brooklyn, new york, they want to believe in a future without limitations.
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and we wanted to show them the grand possibilities. we're going to go to the grand canyon. >> oh, my god. >> we're going to the grand canyon. >> so excited. >> reporter: you okay, jason? you okay? >> i'm good. >> one, two, three, grand canyon. >> reporter: and just a few weeks and two plane rides later, it was all happening. wh who is ready for a train ride? come on. our adventure began in williams, arizona. >> pet him right there. he hasn't bit anybody there in weeks. >> weeks? >> reporter: aboard the iconic grand canyon railway. hey, guys, i have a one-track mind. sorry. i lost my train of thought. let's move our caboose out of here. >> all-aboard. >> reporter: so, now we were
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really boarding the majestic grand canyon railway. a two-hour journey, rolling down the rails to the rim of the grand canyon. they have cowboys, music, gorgeous scenery and a lot of pain trees. king of the railroad. moments after getting off the train -- here we go, guys. getting close. -- we were just steps away from seeing one of the most breathtaking sights in the world. this has taken millions and millions and millions of years to form. >> oh. wow. this is so pretty. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like that? >> no. >> this is amazing. >> reporter: even from the pictures, it doesn't do it justice. >> oh, my god. >> natural beauty. >> reporter: no matter how many times i see this, it still takes my breath away. >> fantastic. honestly, i don't have words to
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describe it. >> it's very big and tall. and it's amazing view. >> i feel like there's a bigger world out there. >> reporter: and soon, park ranger vanessa was explaining more about this world. >> the canyon itself is about 277 river miles long. on average, about 14 miles wide. and you can just imagine how big this place is. >> reporter: there was so much more to see. but i decided to change our downwind.oint. you smell that? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: that's ode-de-mule. don'ts, we saddled and a few nd up and headed out. you can see the river. >> i see it. >> reporter: the edge of the canyon, steep. but the spectacular views, worth all the effort. >> i was nervous at first. but iot it. >> i had an amazing mule. her name was marcy. so sweet and so kind.
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>> my mule name was ikey. and at first, i was so scared. but no t my son. >> good job. you deserve a pat. >> reporter: jud could care less if i was on him or not. if i happened to pull left and jed felt like going left, we did. otherwise, jed was in control. mules and all, it was a perfect day. >> to be able to see this while i'm young, and how it was naturally created, was supercool. >> so great. this is a good view. great view, i mean. >> amazing. that's like something i never saw in my life before. >> reporter: i think it's one of these e's making an impact on them now, it will stay with them for the rest of their lives. it was magic. as many times as i've been to the grand canyon, i never had a grander time because i got to see it through the eyes of these impressive young people. and for that, i'll always be grateful. >> good for you, al roker. that was awesome. >> how many firsts for these
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kids, right? >> first plane ride. train ride. none of them had been on a steam locomotive, which is magical unto itself. it was a special time. i want to thank jen long who did a great job with that. >> that was beautiful. >> there's a whole world out there. that's the whole point. beautiful. tomorrow in our "summer yes," another good one. hoda will give a mother a surprise of her life, with a little help from a country music star. >> i think you'll like them. just ahead, we're making your back-to-school shopping ease yeier with a new "steals & deals." and we'll talk to oscar winner brie larson about her challenging, new role. first, these messages and local news.
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good wednesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. coming up on 8:30. sunshine to start your day. let's find out what's to come with first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> bright blue sky from the city to the shore. we started off with some clouds first thing this morning over avalon, but now sunny skies and a beautiful day to be at the beach. temperatures are cool. 60s in upper township, 70 in atlantic city. cape may point is 74 degrees. it will warm to near 80 degrees at the shore, but inland, the temperatures will go a bit warmer. still seeing some cool spots. mt. holly is 63 degrees, and right now it's 61 in allentown. if you're heading o out the door and plan to take the schuylkill expressway, hold up, but first alert reporter jessica boyington is watching it for you. >> this accident finally to the right-hand shoulder. some good news to start off with
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there. the schuylkill expressway, westbound side, we have a few vehicles involved and this vehicle trying to get towed out of the way there. looks like some debris over to the shoulder as well. the two westbound lanes here by the scene are still moving. and abingdon, watch for this crash, back to you. crews will be spraying for mosquitos in bucks county later on today. the crews hope to reduce breeding mosquitos in an area around upper silver lake road and old frost road in newtown township. officials say the insect side being sprayed has a very low toxicity to humans. and pennsylvania has its first human case of the west nile virus this year. the patient is from montgomery county, but no other information has been released. mosquitos carrying west nile have been found in each of our local counties in pennsylvania. another update in 25 minutes. and you can also stay updated while you're on the go with news and weather, with the free nbc 10 app. i'm tracy davidson. the "today" show continues in just a couple of minutes.
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♪ 8:30, now. it's wednesday morning, 9th of august, 2017. it's starting to brighten up in midtown manhattan. a beautiful morning as we step out and say hello to the folks out on our plaza. great morning. okay. i'm bringing up the rear today. the gang's all here. >> we're all together. >> all right. this is that time of day when hoda looks for something interesting in the crowd. >> i did. alex, help me out. where are they? it said -- >> what? >> it said hi. hokie. hi, girls. >> we have some interesting people down here, right? >> oh, yeah. >> come on down here. let's see who we have. >> hi. what brings you to our plaza?
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>> hey, good morning. ♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ happy birthday dear hoda happy birthday to you ♪ [ applause ] >> what is wrong with me? i love you. >> happy birthday. >> i've been waiting all morning. >> thank you. >> shows up with a cake. >> that's so sweet. >> it's beautiful. >> you sweet talker. >> can i say one thing? this time last year, i didn't have haley. and i get to celebrate my birthday with a little girl. anyway, i'm sorry. it's so awesome. i can't -- i'm bursting. >> you will make us cry. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. this is an awesome birthday for so many reasons.
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>> you deserve it. >> we'll be celebrating her birthday all day today. i'm going to take this to your dressing room. >> thank you, guys. that was really nice. >> happy birthday. coming up, getting the kids ready to go back to school can be expensive. but jill martin is coming with a special "steals & deals." >> charlie is looking at you. oscar winner brie larson is here. we'll talk to her about her big, new role. and her encounter with the gang from "star wars." >> we'll hear about that. al, let's get the weather. >> you know who just walked in? holland taylor. in our 9:00 hour. >> and looking fabulous. >> let's look at your fabulous weather. we are looking at a beautiful, sensational day, in mid-atlantic, more wet weather in the gulf. then, for tomorrow, we expect more heavy storms down through
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the gulf coast. another noo nice day in the northeast. a nice day in l.a. tomorrow, a high of 86 and plenty o good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. al beautiful day, lots of sunshine, a warm day. but the humidity will stay low and the winds will be light. 85 degrees this afternoon, for philadelphia. plenty of sunshine in the suburbs. 83, the high temperature with low humidity during the day. and new jersey warms to 85 degrees for inland areas. mostly sunny skies at the shore and 79 this afternoon. middle 80s for the lehigh valley and delaware, sunny skies through the day. have a great day. >> get the weather anytime you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. mr. lauer? >> al, thanks very much. now, a "steals & deals" blowout on the plaza. jill martin joins us with
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bargains on the essentials. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's get right to it. backpacks. every kid wants a great, new backpack. >> we're going to start with the olympia usa backpack with haley and zoe. they are 8-year-old twins. and i want you to smile into the camera. look at the dimples. they do not come with the deal. can you handle that? these are backpacks and they're rolling. you want to display them for us? let's do our little strut. ready? one, two, three, go. >> the rolling thing, if you picked up a kid's backpack, they get heavy. they're also water resistant. >> and you can get them without the wheels. that's great for travel and sports, as well. >> and they have padding on the ones for your back. >> retailing $80 to $140. $24 to $44. up to 70% off. >> that's a great deal. thank you very much. talk about your deal on
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lunchboxes. >> okay. i want to mention all our of deals are free shipping. everything you see is the deal price. hi, guys. this is kylie, who is 5, and carson, who just turned 6 on august 5th. >> happy birthday. >> almost hoda birthday. >> these are not the lunchboxes i remember as a kid. >> right? these are the story lunch box and table mat sets. the retail is $58. you get the mat, both sides. it comes with the chalk so you can color on that, too. then, lunchbox and the water in it. and the sack, as well. there's four themes to choose from. >> the price again? >> 58 is the retail. the deal is $24, 52% off. >> enjoy lunch, guys. have fun. okay? obviously, back-to-school reading is important. talk about the book sets. who do we have here? >> this is sophie and conner. hi, guys. knees are our penguin random
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house books. we wanted to get these. these are popular now. a few different sets to choose from. all on the themes was and what is. learning about current events and events in our history. $59.90. $24, 60% off for ten books. and really interesting. >> and free shipping. >> free shipping for everything. >> you know what i love about the cases for computers and ipads, kids don't look at them as ol. an they are. they protect your investment. >> absolutely. all different for different kinds. $34.95 to $69.95. this is gracie and avery. for the ipads, and the mac book, you can see what you get. $34 to $65. $18, up to 74% off. >> let me walk back here. >> hi, guys.
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this is reid and london. they picked this out for you. >> okay. >> this is props in a box combo set. i think this is just awesome. you learn how to make a movie while you're download an app. you get props. and then, a bag with an additional costume. and you learn how to edit. you learn how to write a story, make a movie. and you can e-mail that movie with an app, to a friend, a family member or put it on social media. >> how much is this? >> the retail is $95. the deal is $32. that's 66% off. and i think you wanted to give something to matt, right? did yoak>> what is it? i have nothing to give in return. give me this afternoon and i'll make something, ay school alrea? hasn't started yet. what grade are you going about ? >> first grade. >> good luck. have fun, all right? jill, thanks so much.
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let's go over the products one more time. backpacks from olympia. the piggy store lunch box. laptop and ipad cases and props in a box. head to toy. find out more about these deals. >> i think matt needs one more. coming up -- thank you. it's my lucky day. oscar winner brie larson. first this, is "today" on nbc. every year south jersey sends
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more and more tax money to trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to steve sweeney and chris christie. here's the sweeney-christie record eight years of underfunded schools. huge tax breaks for themselves and their rich friends while we pay more. and homestead rebate funding for seniors cut in half next year. don't believe the fake news from his wealthy donors. steve sweeney stands with chris christie, not with south jersey. welcome back. 8:40. and the new movie "the glass castle," oscar winner brie larson stars has a newspaper columnist struggling to come to terms with her dysfunctional family and troubled upbringing. it's based on the best-selling memoir on her childhood and unlikely path to success. take a look. >> your dad said he saw you pass
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by in a cab the other night. acted like we weren't even there. >> you shouldn't be ashamed of us because we choose a different lifestyle than you. >> being homeless in new york city does not count as a lifestyle choice. >> if we heard from you more, you would know we found a lovely place on the lower east side. >> lori said you're squatting in an abandoned building. that does not sound safe, mom. >> when did you lose your sense of adventure? >> i have a little bit of money now. i can help you if you want. >> no. we're fine. you're the one that needs help. >> good morning to you. great movie. great cast. naomi watts, woody harrelson. can we bond over our love of "star wars"? >> yeah. we can totally bond over that. >> you posted with the cast of the hon solo album. >> it's woody. i got to meet them. he screens it for them.
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i got star struck. >> are you a superfan? >> yeah. i'm a superfan. >> woody is in the movie and obviously in this movie, as well, playing the role of your father. it's an incredible story for a lot of folks who read the book. was that intimidating to take that on? it's a story that people know so well. and the person you're portraying is part of this process. >> and can be on-set and watch it happen? >> yes. >> if it was anyone else, it could be scary. but jeannette is an incredible person. and her mission writing the book and now the film, is for people to own their past and be honest. honesty is a huge thing for her. the first thing she said to me was just tell the truth. i don't need you to do a perfect impression of me. that erased any fears i had. >> people who aren't familiar, she tells the story of her
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upbringing. and there's parts that are shocking. parts that are endearing. she had an unusual childhood, being taken all over the country. extreme poverty. how do you describe hery? >> she's just a great representation of how resilient humans are. that we can go for a lot and make it on the other side willing to love and accept. one of the things she taught me, she hasn't forgiven her parents because she doesn't feel there's anything they need to forgive. d she accepts this was the best they could. and that's a beautiful sentiment. >> you mention she was on the set sometimes. i would like to call my lifeline. did you have her on speed dale dial dial? how much do you want to be connected to the real person when you are portraying a character? >> as much as you can. at the end of the day, she was letting go and allowing us to tell the story, knowing it's a movie. it's not going to be an exact
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representation of her memory how things went. we spoke a lot. >> as i mentioned, it's such an unusual upbringing. the movie and the book open where she's cooking at the age of 3 years old and is burned by hot flames. i was thinking, it's so strange and unusual. and yet, there's something universal about it. you overcome your past and you scrape by and you make it. i thought about you acting since you were 7 years old and kind of going through that same process in a sense. could you identify with that aspect of it? >> i think what's incredible about this story is although it seems like a specific upbringing that not many people would have had, it weirdly has so many general things in it that people relate to. whether you had an unconventional upbringing or a parent that you don't feel like raised you in the way you wanted to be raised. there's so many different ways that i think you can look at this story and connect with it. so, that's kind of -- with this, it was just about connecting with jeannette and telling her
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story. i tried to keep myself out of it as much as possible. but i think for an audience member, there's a lot. >> to connect to. you are directing. you have a new movie. "the unicorn store". >> yeah. i directed a film called "the unicorn store". >> you directed and starred in it. i don't know why that is funny. great job, brie. great shot, brie. >> it's more internal than that. >> did you catch the fever? would you like to do more directing? >> if i can, i will keep doing it. >> you're great in this role. appreciate you being here. brie larson, thank you very much. "the glass castle" opens in theaters on friday. and a story of a contestant who has remarka abl
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] back, now, at 8:47, with the inspiring story of a contestant on "america's got talent." a 27-year-old plane crash survivor, touching lives with her voice and what she's had to overcome. jenna has this inspiring story. >> i had the best day yesterday. her soulful voice will give you chills. before taking the "agt" stage, i caught up with her, during a special visit to the hospital that helped heal her. ♪ i left you in a place where there's no space or time ♪ >> reporter: her powerful voice filling the room. a hush falling over the crowd. until the very last note. captivating millions on "america's got talent tuesday night." after sharing her performance and her inspirational survival story, it was the judges singing
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her praises. >> strength through vulnerability. now, that's a mantra that i try to live by every day. >> reporter: the path to that unforgettab unforgettable moment forged by her spirit and ability to defy all odds. in 2005, she was in a plane crash in nigeria that killed 107 people. she an only one other person survived. she began a long recovery process. more than 100 surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. much of it at shriners hospital for children in galveston, texas. >> i didn't have movement. i couldn't do anything by myself. when i got to shriners, they basically gave everything back to me, really. especially my independence. my happiest memories are right here in this room. >> reporter: and you haven't been back here in a while. >> not since 2011. >> a large part of that recovery
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happened here in the musical therapy room. how important was music to your recovery? >> music was my escape. knowing i had that thing that wasn't taken by the accident, i was so happy i had a place i could express it. >> reporter: it was also the first place she ever sang publicly. this is the first stage you ever performed on? >> yep. ever, ever. i was so supernervous. >> reporter: while she is still undergoing treatment, she serves as an inspiration to those here at shriners. >> i wanted to meet her. >> reporter: like 9-year-old sami. >> hello. i love your dress. >> thank you so much. your dress is so cute, too. >> thanks. >> you look so cute. >> reporter: what kind of inspiration is she for some of the other patients here? >> we can't underestimate how
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parent important it is. and how important it is to understand that the burn does not define them. they can achieve anything. >> reporter: the living proof of this message, now in the national spotlight for all to see. especially her biggest little fans at the hospital. a watch party with everyone's favorite singer and fellow survivor as the special guest. >> these kids, you know, they can be in their rooms and probably feeling pain. but they wanted to be here to watch this with me. ♪ and singing this song ♪ to you >> so great. >> the judges voted to send kechi on to the live shows. there will be kids back at shriners watching. >> i had goosebumps. >> it shows you the power of music to heal. >> and her spirit.
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>> yes. she's incredible. >> thank you, jenna. you can catch the last round of "america's got talent" next tuesday here on nbc. we are back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back. 8:53. we know it's hoda's birthday. other good ones, as well.
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>> you have a while to go before you're on a smucker's jar. here's some nice people who are. happy 100th birthday to angelina pappas, a proud grandma in pennsylvania. the best-dressed 100-year-old around town. charles masa loves to rad and has collected "national geographic" magazine for over 50 years. and happy birthday to they wroemmy. she says the secret to longevity is keep moving. wilber sheibels, performed nationwide in the broadway show, "winged victory." very cool. miss mary lee bettis, in jackson, alabama. 100 years old. t 21 grandkids. 25 great grandkids. and one special great, great
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grandkid. and happy 75th anniversary to ralph and marcene dodd. they got married when they were teenagers and act like it even now. if you know someone celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversa anniversary, we would love to hear from you at and include a photo. >> we put things in perspective. we gave you a hard time about your first pitch at the mets game last night that didn't make it all the way to home plate. we had some others -- here's your pitch. >> thanks for bringing it up again. >> how does that rank to, carly rae jepsen, throwing out the first pitch? >> i think you're feeling better. >> call me the bull pen, maybe. >> that's pretty good. nunn years ago, mariah carey. >> yes. >> threw out the first pitch. okay. >> okay. >> give it to roker in a close battle. and it makes you feel any better, remember this one
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happened at citi field -- >> all right. okay. all in all, i don't feel so bad now. >> cy young winner, right here. >> you know, you get psyched out. we're going to have the complete report coming up on "today's take" coming up in the next hour. >> all right. first, good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it's about 9:00 a.m. picture-perfect day out there. let's get right to first alert meteorologist, bill henley, with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> there's a lot to like today. plenty of sunshine all around philadelphia, the suburbs, new jersey. look at delaware, frawley stadium, sunny skies and the temperatures have started to climb. we'll be up to 76 degrees at 10:00, and 81 degrees at 1:00, but as the day goes on, the humidity will be dropping.
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so really comfortable all day long. high temperatures in the 80s, the exception will be the shore, which will be close to 80 this afternoon. humidity stays low, which will make for a pleasant evening this evening. vai? >> we like comfortable, we like pleasant. don't we, jessica? jessica boyington, looking at the 676. >> actually, a pleasant drive on 676, too, we're watching that around eighth street right here. you can see, this is the westbound 10 moving towards the schuylkill. a little bit more of a delay there than if you're heading towards 95. for the most part, you'll get through the vine nicely. we're also watching out in center city, some road repairs from an earlier collapse in the road. construction later on this afternoon. >> jessica boyington, thank you. dorney park is holding a job fair today. it's looking for monsters, technicians, makeup artists and ushers for seasonal jobs. they'll support the park's annual halloween haunt. you can apply from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the park's goodtime theater. and happening today, delaware
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siemens will celebrate the opening of its new locomotive service in newcastle. they'll use the hub to monitor the trains along the amtrak and septa lines here in our area. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update for you coming up in 25 minutes. meanwhile, you can always get the latest news and the weather with the nbc 10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day and we'll see you at the bottom of the hour.
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this morning on "today's take," winners from last night's "world of dance" finale. and my avising adventure wit and the foods that will give your energy a boost in just 60 seconds. starts right nws, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to hump day. wednesday morning, august 9th, by gorgeous. is borges? >> like gorgeous. only with a "b."
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>> you nailed let's ask our crack producing team right here. know. >> working on it. we'll have an answer for you. >> in the meantime, while we do that, let's introduce our guest co-host today, kyle brant. >> this is amazing. al, sheinelle, thank you for having me. >> the host of "good morning football" on the nfl network. >> every day. >> what time are you on? >> 7:00 to 10:00. my co-hosts are trying to do a live look-in. >> do they have a picture-in-picture? >> they're looking at me trying to pronounce borges or bourgeois. >> the only person more excited than me is my mom. i've been to graceland. this is it. >> does your mom watch you or us? how does she choose? >> i tend to think she watches you and witswitches to her son commercial. that was in college.
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>> your mom's name is georgia. >> her neck of the woods, in the north end of chicago. she has scouting reports on all the people here. all of you guys. we talked last night, like a strategy session. sheinelle, she will break it down. >> she gave you a dossier. >> there's a roker dossier. one of the cia folders with the string. >> sheinelle, she's up for anything. very fun. she's very quick-witted. you'll like her. and you get to al. now, al is just a treads. al is a treasure. and women love working with him. i'll tell you about al. al is a good interviewer because his wife is a reporter. you're going to love him. this is me last night talking to georgia. >> giving you the lowdown. >> like a scouting report. >> my phone was going -- i kept rolling over. what is going on? it was all your friends. go, kyle. i know everybody is watching you. >> i have some rowdy friends. >> before you got to sports
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broadcasting, you were on "real world chicago." >> and "days of our lives." >> that is ransome. >> is this you? >> that's not me. >> that's not you? >> that's a better looking younger version of me. >> oh. >> i probably did the same scene with the same lines. you know how it is in the soaps. run them over and over. now, i'm here. and finally, my mom is happy. >> and scene. that is awesome. >> what are we doing? >> buckle up. we're talking about you. >> talking about me? i want to talk about you guys. >> can we talk about al's pitch at the mets game? this was last night? >> last night. and i did the first pitch. and i promised you some of my ice coffee. >> you have a family recipe for the ice coffee. do i need to taste this first? >> a little cold brew. >> cold turkey in there. this will be an interesting
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show. >> mad dog 20/20. i can't do that great. i sucked. but not as bad as 50 cent. >> 50 cent is one of the worst ever. >> how does that happen? >> he buzzes the dugout. >> watch. >> i think he had pamade on his hand. >> you could have done worse than 50. >> it's close. >> is it harder than it looks? >> yes. yes. >> i've never done it. >> that's why. that's why it's one of the hardest things in baseball is to hit a professional pitch. >> why isn't it going forward? >> you can and i did. >> 60 feet, al. >> it's 60 feet -- try throwing something for 60 feet. >> i'm not hating. >> it just -- it was horrible. >> you're a big mets guy. was it ron darling? or doc gooden? >> neither.
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one of their moms. they probably threw better than i do. >> i think it's special, speaking of moms. your mom was a huge mets fan, right? >> oh, my goodness. one time -- she's gone now, obviously. i got tickets to opening day. the yankee game. an i said, mom, i got tickets opening day. she said, it's okay. >> she didn't want it? some people would have died over that. >> the yankeed won the world series before. >> the mets, boom. >> darryl strawberry. >> she would get so worked up. my dad would sit out on the front stoop because we got police calls. they thought my mother would scream at the tv. and they thought my dad was hitting her. so, he would sit out front with a beer going, not me. >> it's all right, officer. no problem here. >> i'm all right. >> that means it made it extra sweet last night. >> i have seen this picture -- speaking of moms.
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and i said, you look exactly like your mom. >> oh. >> you didn't know where i was going. >> i had no idea where you were going. >> take your daughter, and ask was her? >> the other day, i was cleaning up my room. and she brought it to me. she said, mommy, is this me? i'm thinking -- oh, that's me. and so many people say i look like my son, my boy twin. but when i saw this picture, i'm like, wow. and i took a side-by-side comparison. down to -- my mom used to lay down my edges with gel. and the same thing. >> i love your hair. look at that. beautiful. that's incredible. >> i'm not going to lie. that's 1983 and 2017. >> how can you not? >> someday there will be a third one when your daughter is grown up. >> how sweet is that? >> today is my stepmom's birthday. she's 62.
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shoutout to moms, all moms. >> she doesn't mind mentioning her age. >> did you play the lottery? >> i'm older than your stepmom. i'm going to put my head in the door and close it. >> are you? >> when you're older than the hot women you work with. but when you're older than their mothers, it's all over. just shovel something on me. >> yeah. >> our producers -- any answer on borges? >> borges. >> we need to get it right. >> we'll play it tomorrow and get it right. >> so, our -- the prompter says, we brought megamillions. we didn't. our producers bought the mega millions tickets. >> how did you do? >> we won 18 bucks. >> you did win. >> and there were 12 of us. that's $1.50 apiece. >> how much per ticket? >> $60.
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$5 apiece. >> you won the fries. >> the fries are good. >> that's like the tesla. so, nobody won last night. but there were four second prize tickets you might want to check worth 1 million bucks each. >> the tickets are there? >> out there somewhere. >> the winning numbers, 11, 17, 50, 52, 74, 14. >> okay. apparently the next draw willing be on friday at 11:00 eastern time. the jackpot is up to $382 million. >> how about the powerball. >> how about the powerball? $307 million. not $382 million. but the smaller apartment. a mid just fine. >> so, we've decide d, we're going to pick numbers differently, based on fortune cookies.
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website 538, analyzed 1,000 cookies, using the combination of numbers. they compared them to lucky numbers in cookies and unlucky numbers of 20 years of powerball. >> what did you find? >> the fortune cookie numbers won 172,000 bucks while the unlucky numbers resulted in the loss of a couple thousand. >> i got six. your birthdays of your children. i got the winning numbers here. you're becowelcome, everybody. everybody will play it now. >> we're just going to play the lucky numbers. the six numbers. >> all right. >> we'll see what happens tomorrow. where did we get these? >> do we dunk them in the coffee? i'm going to dunk them in something. >> we did this segment ten years ago and these are the same cookies. >> delicious. the videos going viral this morning. including an unbelievable
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we just had an oriole cookie to cleanse our pallet. >> it was an emergency. >> i cannot describe to you how bad the fortune cookies were. >> we made the producers try it because we're not crazy. >> deborah will go, is this bad? try this. >> i'm not sure the $372 million is worth it. you would die. bring the cookies back for al. >> $372 million, i'll eat four of them. >> a little play-by-play. this is your wheel house. you do nfl network.
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>> i do super bowl highlights. we do them all. i think we have catches from last night. let's do it. let's go to the white sox game. we're in cincinnati. and there's a deep fly ball. it is back, back, back, back. and caught. billy hamilton, he is so popular, guys, they have a broadway show named after him in new york. >> i have it. >> the wall is playing the role of aaron burr. and in this case, hamilton wins the duel. >> rewrites history. >> fastest man in history, billy hamilton. >> how did san diego do? >> they lost, 7-3. let's go to another one. the south side of chicago, where the real chicagoans are. just ask them. we have a deep shot to right center field. adam engle takes the angle. >> he does? >> and snags it. what's important here -- i think we have a special look. watch the fan who tries to steal it from his own player. there's a dark history in chicago of doing that.
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steve bartman has not been heard of. in an underground bunker somewhere. sit down with your garlic fries. do not catch the ball from someone in chicago. >> bartman was forgiven. and he got a world series ring. >> he won't come out? >> he came out. they presented him the world series wrinring. >> i'm happy to hear that. let's not have history repeat itself. and the internet was invented for cute animal videos. i think we'll have a couple. play-by-play. a bird looking for a snack. you're not a snack, you're a cat. we're going to be best friends forever. you want to hang? back in there. i'm done. get out of here. he tries to open it again. if you see a cat in a box, leave it alone. and who lets the bird walk on the kitchen table. that's not the first punch he's
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tloun thrown. >> how about a man and a cat high-fiving. >> the fist-bump. boom. >> the only thing missing, they have to blow it up now. >> they don't have fingers. >> no fingers. >> how about a dog on a skim board. >> dog on a skim board. watch the brawn dog. he says, no. you're not going to exploit me for your viral video. i'm not going to be the squirrel water skiing. he reads the room and gets out of there. don't start nothing, won't be nothing. >> san diego won 7-3. >> oh. >> those were impressive. do they practice all sorts of random catches? >> that's the real athleticism. they look like nba players, nfl player ss. did we see athleticism at citi fie field? >> no. unless you count the hot dog eating. >> like joe y chestnut. we have heavy weather making its way in the southeast.
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stationary front will stay there. august is starting on the cool side for the eastern two-thirds of the country. hot from texas into the southwest. 90s in the pacific northwest, as well. 70s and 80s in the east, with the exception of florida. for the day, more wet weather, and heavy rain through the southeast. ohio river valley, in the northeast. and nice day, hot today, in portland. 94 degrees. hotter in rtland than in l.a.po good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day. lots of sunshine, a warm day, but the humidity will stay low and the winds will be light. 85 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. plenty of sunshine in the suburbs. 83, the high temperature, with row humidity during the day. and new jersey warms to 85 degrees for inland areas. mostly sunny skies at the shore and 79 this afternoon. middle 80s for the lehigh valley and delaware. sunny skies through the day. have a great day.
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here. looks like most of them are out of the way right no moving by just fine on both the north and southbound sides. seeing a little bit of a slowdown on 422 on the eastbound side. drive time going back down to 9 minutes from 29 to the schuylkill. vai? >> jessica boyington, thank you clementine street in philadelphia is now in the hands of homicide detectives. firefighters found a man dead in a home that went up in flames i. investigators say the fire was no accident. crews will be spraying for mosquitos in bucks county later today. the county hopes to reduce a around upper silver lake road and old frost road in newtown township. officials say the insect side toxicity to humans. in delaware county, wendy's is offering refunds to customers who were charged an increased price for sugary drinks because of philadelphia's soda tax. this is three miles outside of city limits. the restaurant had been miscoded as beingit
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back in april, we celte major league's baseball's opening day. and mr. met, the new york mets mascot made an exciting announcement on who would throw out the first pitch. >> i gothe lifetime. yesterday, i took a trip out to citi field where i took center field. check it out. this is citi field. home to the new yorkhemets, a t that has a special place in my heart mom my was the biggest mets fan going. this was her life. thas to be throwing out the first pitch, i know she's looking down and is beaming. very special. when the team's owner suited me
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up in orange and blue -- >> we need a jersey for you, mr. >> reporter: and asked me to throw out the night's first pitch, an honor and an offer i couldn't refuse. and one i didn't want to mess up. all right. got my jersey. i'm one step closer to mounds of fun. first up, my son, nick and i, got to meet the mets. my son, nick. and i got some tips from the pros. what's the secret to a good first pitch? >> i'm sure for you, it's like being on set. you got lights and cameras. but you have to focus on one. your focus needs to be on home plate and whoever is catching the ball. >> reporter: how do i do this? >> do a fastball. >> a fastball. >> hit the catcher's mask. >> reporter: i'm aiming for your face. i have people that do the same for me but we're not playing baseball. >> you'll have time to warm up, right? >> reporter: yeah. i don't think it will do any
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good. >> that's all right. >> reporter: as long as i don't bounce it, i'll be thrilled. after a few stretches, coach kevin long gave me a lesson inside the mets' batting cages. >> basket. aim at your target, step throw. throw. nice. >> reporter: i'm excited. >> all rig you. good luck to you. >> reporter: all righty. feeling more confident andchef . if you were to throw out the first pitch, what's the one food you should eat? >> if i'm going out there, i'm throwing my if best fastball, i'm eating a mash burger. >> reporter: all right. i'm in training. thanks, patrick. >> pleasure. >> reporter: strike one. a little moral support. my brother, chris, and my nephew, andre and myson, nick.
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andre's wearing my mother's 1986 darryl strawberry jersey. for good luck. this is an original. >> just remember, look for my face. >> reporter: with my family support behind me, what could go wrong? >> boom. >> reporter: back off. >> when the team takes the field, you take the field with them. >> reporter: okay. finally, game time. >> you ready for this? >> reporter: i guess so. >> welcome "today" show co-host and weatherman, al roker. al, it's your pitch. >> reporter: that was horrible. that was horrible. >> good job, man. >> reporter: this was a blast. it was a good time. >> yeah, it was a good time. >> reporter: good times had by all. next time, i'll have one of the new york mets come and do
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weather. we'll see how they do. >> it wasn't bad. >> it wasn't the worst. i mean, again, 50 cent was the worst. >> if you put the camera on the side. >> it almost looks like i made it across. >> that's some of the best pitching they've seen this year. >> look at 50. >> you're supposed to throw it where they can't hit it. it's a knuckle ball, people. >> was it it wasn't windy. i have no excuse. >> your little brother saying, just look at my face. did you do that? >> no. i was thinking of something else. i to thank jeff wilpon for the opportunity, and the jersey. that was amazing. >> and you threw off the rubber. sometimes they cheat and they don't throw off the mound. >s is a treat. a stephen king thriller coming to life on the big screen.
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♪ holland taylor has appeared in more than 100 tv shows and movies over her five-decade career, including her award-winning performance in "the practice." or when she played reese witherspoon's professor in "legally blonde." and the brutally honest mom in "two and a half men." >> and starring in the "dark tower" series. mr. mercedes, is based on the stephen king novel. >> holland plays the neighbor, whose life has gone to shambles after unable to solve a murder in his own city. i read the trilogy of books.yoa. you are a much-needed lightness in a very dark series. what attracted you to it? >> i attributed that to david kelly's decision. he felt, when it goes from the
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page to the stage to the screen, the world would no longer imagine by the reed ader, would so dark, it needed a character who was real and human and light and fun. he put this character in. >> it's not in the navl. >> not in the nofl. >> your character comes at the right time. kyle is right. it's kind of scary. >> it is scary. >> and then, you can't stop laughing. >> my character has the light things to do but nobody else does. it's a dark, scary show. i'm scared by these things. >> is that right? >> some people like it. think they're rehearsing for some terror to ou'vseen our sho. >> i've seen the news this morning. >> that's a different scary. sometimes the shows take forever to get warmed up. in the first scene of the first
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episode, will blow your mind. >> would you be frightened by it if you didn't know the characters? it's the characters who draw you in. >> 100%. >> right away, you get introduced to you never see again. but you're so interested in them and captured by them, when something happens, it's more effective. >> one thing i love about your character, her brutal honesty and brashness. she's in your face. did you have to channel that? >> actually, it's very -- it's very similar played for david kelley before, probably why he picked me for this and grateful he picked me for anything. a judge that was a very frank and sort of sexually active lady in her middle years. and i'm well beyond that now. but this woman is still make passes at people. >> i think that's important to watch. i watch and hear hear. >> thank you, david kelley for keeping me alive in that world. >> you had such a long,
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successful career. we were naming your projects. is there anything you haven't done that you wanted to do? >> what's next? pro wrestling? you can do anything. >> a death scene. >> really? >> it just came to me. >> you never had one. >> you never know what you think until you hear what you say. a death scene. >> i'm speechless. >> mr. kelley? >> if anybody gets close to the lead character, they are in a jeopardy. stephen king piece. >> absolutely. "the shd."g, it's interesting because your partner, sarah paulson, i think is the queen of horror right now. >> i don't know how she does it. >> what's it like between the two of you with this? >>emkable because she's in a horror series that has a different every year. she plays aif a whole new world year. but this year and last yearwa r chased.
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her life threatenede. e >> you both thrive. we're lucky to have you active in this genre. >> thank you very much. >> nice to meet you. >> always a pleasure. "mr. mercedes" premiering on at&t audience network. available to stream on directv. pardon my back. >> i want to find out what happens. >> i don't think she's going to tell you. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather is concerned. a lot of wet weather in the gulf coast. heavy rain in the northeast. mid-atlantic states to new england and ohio river valley, you're not going to get a better day. lots of sunshine up and down the west coast. tomorrow, more heavy storms through the gulf coast. another nice day in new england. and seve storm start er good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day, lots of sunshine, a warm day, but the humidity will stay low and the
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who are they? this is for you guys. it was all-you o shocked by thi. but we deserve it. >> it was a win. >> it was scary because that -- eva igo was amazing. and everybody breaks a leg on stage. >> in show break a leg. you literally broke a leg. >> i'm glad, god has a plan for everybody. >> you just hadright? >> six days ago. >> six days ago. >> you performed inir. >> this is incredible. >> you have so many moves. i have no moves. i have a wedding coming up. you're pushed into the dance circle, when they play "bust a move," which move can i bust? >> one thing. >> really fast. >> okay. >> t beats come in. >> come here, roker. >> the beats come in, you have to be full-out. >> the beats come in. >> 30 seconds before your
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every year south jersey sends
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more and more tax money to trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to steve sweeney and chris christie. here's the sweeney-christie record eight years of underfunded schools. huge tax breaks for themselves and their rich friends while we pay more. and homestead rebate funding for seniors cut in half next year. don't believe the fake news from his wealthy donors. steve sweeney stands with chris christie, not with south jersey.
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kyle, thank you for being here. >> yes. >> thank you for having me. wines day wednesday? >> it's a national holiday. no mail delivery. it's hoda's birthday. >> are you ready to feel all of the love? >> i feel it, thank you. >> what are you celebrating today? >> and let's drink to him becoming a regular.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00. 75 degrees, bill henley, is about perfect to me. >> well, you would enjoy new jersey. it's 75 degrees right now. but, better hurry, because it's not going to last at 75 for very long. we'll be warming into the 80s. 78 now in philadelphia and 72 degrees in the lehigh valley. entire region will warm with sunshine into the 80s, with one exception at the shore, be close to the 80-degree mark, but the sea breeze will kick in this afternoon. vai? >> thank you, bill. 95 doesn't look so perfect.
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yings boyington. what are you seeing? >> we're watching 95 around gerard avenue. and on the southbound, we're volume moving toward center city. 16 minutes right now. so not too bad with the drive from wood haven road to the vine street expressway. speeds are back up and now into the 50s. we're also watching a crash out in horsham, keith valley road around davis grove road. >> jessica boyington, thank you. in south jersey, police say a woman abandoned her special needs son in the woods last week. a passing motorist found him near joint base mcguire. debora whistler is charged with child daytinge endangerment. sundayco grease to re-evaluate sites near its pipeline. they will alert homeowners when drillers restart. the powerball jackpot is up to $307 million. the drawing is tonight. we'll have the winning numbers
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for you tomorrow morning. good luck. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather on the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. have a great day. we'll see you in about a half hour. arches more... ...than 200 booking sites - to find the hotel you want and save you up to 30%. trust this bird's words. tripadvisor.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from >> hello, everybody, and welcome to the happiest day of our life. it's wednesday, wines day, but it's also hoda's birthday. >> oh, thank you. >> and in honor of you, that's the jam. and in you, i'mng


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