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>> i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the wounded warriors or go to vets. >> this morning where the race stands, and republican hopeful ben carson joins us live for the first time on "today." mounting misery. heavy snow blanketing millions across the midwest. roads now sheets of ice. signs seeing double, while the southeast braces for flooding rains. and all smiles. the first photo of oscar pistorius inside his house arrest as an appeals court considers a ruling that could send him back to jail, a decision that may come as early as today, tuesday, december 1st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning on a rainy on "today."
two months out from the iowa caucuses looking forward to talking to dr. ben carson. overseas president obama wrapping up his trip to paris making headlines for a new step in the fight against isis, appointing a new adviser to lead that charge. nbc's kelly o'donnell joins us from paris this morning. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. in another effort to show that the white house is taking concrete steps to battle isis, the president has tapped a longtime national security expert, rob malley, to run the operation inside the white house as the president is looking for tangible contributions from other world leaders. this morning president obama began his second day in paris. with the president of turkey which has become a frequent transit point for radicalized isis fighters headed to the west. >> we all have a common enemy,
threat. >> reporter: president among 150 world leaders here, met briefly with russia's vladimir putin monday but only the kremlin sent out a photo to prove it. obama urged putin to step up russia's strength against isis targets inside syria. and the president linked the purpose of this summit, climate change, to the headline-dominating fight against terrorists. >> what greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshalling our best efforts to save it. >> reporter: city of lights also saw the unmistakable flashes of the obama motorcade. french president hollande hosted president obama and secretary of state kerry at a premiere restaurant, dining out, another small act of defiance to show paris is back in business after the isis attacks. while white house officials pressured congress to move quickly on funding more aviation requirements.
homeland defenses in place to disrupt and prevent any attacks on our homeland. >> reporter: ahead for the president today, a news conference to wrap up his time in paris. current threat level from isis and as he heads back to washington expect more pressure on congress to put in place some of the steps the white house would like to see. savannah, matt. >> thanks. let's go on to the presidential race now where on february 1st voters will gather throughout the state of iowa and cast the first votes of the 2016 campaign. >> this, of course, will be a major test for the candidates to see who is breaking through and made a connection with voters. we've got the race covered from all angles this morning, and we'll talk to dr. ben carson in just a moment. >> let's start with the democrats though and the front-runner hillary clinton. this morning the largest release to date of e-mails from her time as secretary of state is out, and she tries now to court her base, although there appears to be one key holdout.
campaign trail with hillary clinton. she's in montgomery, alabama. kristen kristen, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. in just a few hours hillary clinton will appear at this church where martin luther king was once a pastor. she's going to mark the 60th anniversary of the montgomery bus boycott, and it comes as she's touting her strength among female senators, but in a sign she still doesn't have this race locked up, there is still one critical senator she has yet to win over. hillary clinton trying to showcase her strength, 13 democratic women senators embracing her monday night as she steps up her attacks over the shooting at a colorado planned parenthood. >> i will defend planned parenthood. >> reporter: but noticeably absent, progressive champion senator elizabeth warren who hasn't endorsed anyone yet. the clinton campaign downplayed warren's absence, noting clinton's vast support, but warren's no show underscores that clinton still struggles to
her party, many who have gravitated to vermont senator bernie sanders. still, clinton has a healthy lead in most polls, and she's courting her base at every turn. >> thank you all very much! >> reporter: releasing this new campaign video featuring school-aged girls. >> it is ridiculous that there's never been a female president before. >> reporter: but as she looks forward, clinton continues to contend with her past, the largest batch of e-mails yet out overnight, nearly 8,000 pages from 2012 to 2013 from the personal server clinton used as secretary of state, some sent night of the 2012 benghazi attacks including when clinton e-mailed her daughter. the ambassador whom i handpicked has been killed by an al qaeda-like group. chelsea writing back in notably formal language. i am so sorry. such anat ma to us as americans. but in the e-mails clinton also poked fun at some republicans in
romney as mittens and calling newt gingrich grinch. a friend wants me to sign someone with julia louis-dreyfus for veep. any ideas >> reporter: e-mails classified after the fact, republicans say that's an indication that secretary clinton mishandled sensitive government information. the clinton campaign says that's just not the case. there will be two more releases of e-mails including one right before iowa. matt, savannah. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. talk about the republicans now, donald trump still dominating the polls. nbc's katie tur is here with what he's saying. >> reporter: two months until the iowa caucus and despite all predictions donald trump is still ahead in all the polls. as the voters get serious trump is betting on trump refusing to apologize, back down or even soften his language no matter
in front of 5,500 supporters in macon, georgia, late monday, donald trump predicting which rivals will pounce next. >> christie hasn't hit me yet. he will. he has to. he has no choice. at some point rubio's got to hit me. there's only one you get to the top and it's all through trump, let's face it. >> reporter: trump issuing a challenge ahead of the next gop debate two weeks from today. >> how about we do this with cnn. i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the wounded warriors or go to vets. >> reporter: billionaire feeling and acting invincible as poll after poll show him solidly in the lead despite his increasingly inflammatory rhetoric, rhetoric he had to face up to monday afternoon during an at-times contentious private meeting with dozens of black pastors and religious leaders. many angry for what they see as race-baiting. >> beautiful thing about the meeting is they really didn't
>> reporter: meeting was supposed to result in an endorsement from 100 black leaders, but in the end only earned the support of a few. >> going to pray to god about it as ministers do. >> reporter: these days trump seems less concerned with rival ben carson whose iowa poll numbers have started to slip after the terror attacks in paris and a string of foreign policy flubs. and now the neurosurgeon is struggling to defend his own words, this time on planned parenthood monday night on fox news. >> look at my record, you know. i've spent my whole life as a pro-life advocate trying to save lives >> reporter: as for that meeting, some demanded an apology, not just to african-americans but mexicans. whether trump will acquiesce is unlikely and others said they were surprised how little he talked guys and how much his advisers ended up answering the questions for him. >> all right. >> surprising. >> katie, thanks very much. let's bring in dr. ben carson who joins us live from
good morning. >> thank you, it's a pleasure. >> led the me start by talking about polling in the last four to six weeks you've gone from number one in iowa to number three, and your decline seems to coincide with some very troubling world events that have been taking place, the syrian refugee crisis, the downing of the russian jet, the downing of the russian military plane and, of course, the paris attacks. one republican common todayor called the paris attacks a commander in chief moment. is it a coincidence that your numbers are going down as americans are coming to terms with moments like that? >> well, you know, poll numbers will go up and down, you know. it's a marathon. it's not a sprint, and, you know, it's not about me, quite frankly. the american people have the privilege of selecting their president, and over the course of time they'll value ate what
see how it fits with their impression of what they need. i think there's plenty of time to make the appropriate arguments. >> well, chris christie, the governor of new jersey, picked up a key endorsement over the weekend from "the new hampshire union leader" and in the endorsement they cited his experience as a prosecutor and governor and said he was right for these dangerous times and also wrote, quote, we don't need as president some well-meaning person from the private sector who has no public experience. now, they could be talking about you or donald trump or miss fiorina. how do you combat that perception? >> i would simply say that our system was really designed for the citizen statesman and not for the career politician. i know the career politicians wanted to believe that they are the only ones who have the ability to solve our problems, but it's not true, and i believe that the ability to assess a situation quickly and to
the correct resources with wisdom is much better than many, many years in the political sphere, and i know many people in washington who have been there for decades, and i'm not sure that they could solve our problems. >> let me ask you about this. you just got back from jordan and visited a syrian refugee camp there. you had a chance to talk face to face with some of the refugees, look them in their eyes and hear their stories. would you be comfortable allowing any of the people you spoke to personally into this country as refugees to escape the war in their home country? >> well, honestly, i don't think that's the issue. you know, the issue is if we bring in tens of thousands of refugees into this country, have we solved the problem in the answer to that is no. why do things that just make some people feel good and say that we've done something when
solution. >> you said you want to bar them from coming to the country. you've spoken to some of them face to face. do you have the same opinion of that group of people now, or have you changed your policy at all? >> well, first of all, you say that i say i want to bar them from coming to this country so i don't accept that premise. what i have said is that bringing them into this country does not solve the problem and it exposes us to danger. you know, isis has already said if we bring tens of thousands of people here, they will infiltrate them with their people, and we already have good solutions. the jordanians are very generous people.
w prefer to stay or go back to syria but these camps aren't a place where they request make their future. >> and that's something that we can work on, you know. but many of them tell me. i asked them specifically what would you like to happen. two questions. what would you like to happen and what can the united states do? and the answers i got were pretty consistent. they would like to go back home to syria, number one and what can nations like the united states do, support the efforts of places like jordan and others that might offer them a safe place to inhabit until such time
>> dr. ben carson joining us this morning from florida. doctor appreciate your time. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> another big issue, planned parenthood after the deadly shooting in colorado. on monday the suspect was in court and we're learning more about the suspect. nbc's miguel almaguer is here with more. good morning >> reporter: good morning. robert dear is being yelled in county jail without bond and it's the first time he faced the judge saying very little on closed sir cut television. >> the charge is murder in the first degree. >> reporter: a judge advises robert dear of his rights, the suspect showing very little reaction. >> any question about the rights, sir? >> no questions. >> reporter: representing dear
of the attorneys for james holmes, convicted of killing 12 people at an aurora movie these remember? we've got shots coming out of planned parent hood. >> reporter: police say dear oepd opened fire outside a planned parent hoothd clinic on friday and continued inside the clinic leaving three dead. on monday a procession outside the coroner's office for garrett swasey, a police officer killed while responding to the scene. another victim, iraq war veteran ke'arre stewart stewart. a fellow veteran and friend describing stewart as a hero. >> there are domestic terrorists here, the same kind of terrorists we would face on the battlefield, somebody with blatant disregard for life. >> reporter: jennifer markovsky's husband confirming the mother of two was at the clinic to support a friend when she was killed, saying in a statement to nbc news she was a very care and compassionate person and patient and understanding parent. meanwhile, increased security
locations across the country, on alert after the latest in a series of recent attacks on their clinics. >> we'll be looking at the incidents of friday to see if there's anything more that we could learn from this to ensure that women can access care across the country without fear. >> reporter: district attorney will file charges in eight days when robert dear is charged with murder. the minimum sentence will be life in prison, the maxim, the death penalty. savannah is. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. millions of people in this country, especially the midwest, are dealing with very dangerous travel conditions because of a big storm. dylan is in for al this morning. what have you got? >> the mid west and plains have been dealing with this for quite some time. this you seen this picture, a 25-mile-per-hour sign that at one point was frozen and started to warm up just enough. do you add them together, does that turn into 50 miles per hour? >> tell that to the police officer. >> or the judge. >> i don't think we'll buy that one.
conditions we've been dealing with. we also had some snow through parts of iowa where we ended up with about 8 inches. south dakota saw its second major snow storm was up to 6 inches and the blowing snow reduce the visibility and cars were skidding off the roads. roads very dangerous and slippery and now we're seeing the whole storm system wind down, but next area will be northeastern minnesota where we'll see some of our heavier snow. up near duluth where the snow is coming down and banding near north and south dakota where accumulations. winter storm warnings are in effect through eastern and central south dakota for potential of the blowing snow and this area of low pressure will continue to move to the north and east. heaviest snowfall this morning and as the snow winds down we'll start to see the winds begin to increase. they could gust up to nearly 40 miles per hour and that could create blowing snow. isolated amounts up to 4 to 6 inches and for the most part the
are just about over and tack on 1 to 3 inches, just enough t >> jeremy: good morning. a lot of clouds through the morning hours. a few isolated showers and sprinkles this afternoon. rain gear needed late in the day. chilly, raw for much of the day. temperatures only in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. and your chance of rain again not happening early this morning, but as we work through the latter half of the morning and into the afternoon, a scattering of showers. upper 30ss to middle 40s.
few isolated showers tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow in the middle and upper 40s. forecast. >> winter is really getting going out in the midwest. we should send someone out in the thick of it. >> if only there were someone. >> right, that's you. >> all right, dylan, thank you. coming up, the first photo of oscar pistorius inside his house under arrest, house arrest there, as he awaits the judge's decision that could send him back to prison. we're live in south africa. >> and salt shaming, the sodium warnings appearing on restaurant menus starting today, but will they help you make better choices, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. on-the-job training for benghazi, beheadings, on a commander-in-chief with experience, who understands the world. time is of the essence. negotiation, ambivalence or
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. the 1st of december, 2015. 25 days till christmas. we're going to help ring in the season tomorrow night when we light that tree in the background there, the rockefeller center christmas tree. big monitors for, i don't know, several hundred, several hundred thousand people who will cram this area. >> the jumbotron, that's exciting. >> look forward to that every year. it happens tomorrow night. >> that's right. back inside studio 1a a look at stories making headlines today.
charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager is free on bond today. jason van dyke walked out of the cook county jail last night and did not speak to reporters. posted 10% of his $1.5 million bond jirkt final report on last year's deadly crash of an air asia flight into the java sea was released overnight. investigators say the problem began with a faulty rudder control system and the pilot's subs kwentd response caused the plane to stall. and lawyers for boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev headed to court today. they will ask the judge to grant him a new trial. he was sentenced to death back in june and is being held in a super max prison in colorado. also this morning, we're getting a first look inside oscar pistorius' house arrest as he awaits a highly anticipated court decision tied to his case. today, national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is in johannesburg for us this morning. jeff, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you.
holed up inside his uncle's mansion in south africa on house arrest. he was released from prison, you may remember early, back in october, and he's been keeping a pretty low profile, but now our first look at pistorius since his release. want to show you this photo tweeted out by a relative. oscar celebrating his 29th birthday having a party at house with family and friends. we're blurring out kids' faces, as you can see, but look at pistorius himself, smiling, seems happy, certainly a far cry from those days in court when he was hysterically crying. important to note here, since he's on house arrest he really can't leave his uncle's compound unless he's going to places like church or community service so we have other photos for you here, a rare sighting outside. pistorius reporting for that community service, sunglasses on wearing a black hat and a white t-shirt carrying that backpack. he is looking very thin here. i saw him every day during the trial, look at these photos, no
weight since then and this is a huge week for him make or break really. only convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing his girlfriend reva eva steenkamp steenkamp. the appeals court took the case and heard the case, and we're told the ruling is imminent. it will likely happen this week. if the judges convict him of murder pistorius could be plucked from his uncle's home and sent back to prison and the minimum sentence for murder in south africa 15 years. our nbc news team is in place here in south africa. we'll bring you that ruling when it happens. >> all right, jeff rossen, thank you very much. want to turn now to oklahoma where the university president is getting a lot of attention for a surprising blog post that he aimed at students. his message to today's youth grow up and stop being so self-absorbed and narcissistic.
>> be quiet! >> reporter: political correctness on college campuses has suddenly and sometimes loudly exploded on to the national stage. >> you should not sleep at night. you're disgusting. >> reporter: this confrontation at yale was over the issue of pc halloween costumes. at university of missouri protests over perceived systematic racism forced the resignations of the school's president and chancellor, a reporter trying to cover one event was not welcome. >> you need to get out. >> i actually don't. >> all right. hey who wants to help me get this reporter out of here! >> reporter: many now seeing the growing lack of reasoned discussion on college campuses as a disturbing trend. this blog post by the president of oklahoma weslayan university titled this is not a day care, it's a university, hit a nerve. it's sharply critical of kids narcissistic. any time their feelings are
>> what we really have today is a demand that you must be one of us, you must comply, you must submit and if you don't we will suppress you, we will silence you and we will crush you. >> reporter: president obama recently told students they should not be protected from different points of view. >> i've heard some college campuses where they don't want to have a guest speaker who, you know, is too conservative. i've got to tell you, i don't agree with that either. >> reporter: comedians jerry seinfeld and chris rock and bill maher won't play college campuses because today's politically correct students cannot take a joke, even about halloween costumes. >> halloween is supposed to be politically incorrect. that's why we say trick or treat instead of placate and coddle. >> reporter: but for many political correctness on campus these days is no laughing matter. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc
>> we saw this online, his blog, and it just got more and more attention and more and more comments throughout the day. >> well, the headlights, it's a university, not day care, so it's an interesting debate. good one to have on college campuses everywhere. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather from dylan who is in for al. >> and we do have a lot of rain through the eastern parts of the country today, and it's going to rain through tomorrow, too. we've got our heaviest rain right now falling through eastern tennessee, eastern kentucky and this will move through the appalachians as we go through the day today, increasing in intensity at times. in the northeast it should be scattered showers and shouldn't accumulate all that much but flood watches in effect two chattanooga and western north and south carolina, atlanta included in the flood watch, too. as we go through the day, the whole system will continue to slide to the south and east. here you see through the night the heaviest rain is down across the southeast where there's a subtropical jet that pumps into the moisture. in the northeast though, we're not looking at widespread heavier rain, just spotty showers and lots of clouds around, and we're also looking
of some freezing rain because it is a little bit colder, especially through central and northern new england. this is where we're looking at our highest rainfall amounts. this area has already seen about 3 inches of rain and could see another 3 in northern georgia and western carolina through the day today, even through the early part of wednesday. we also have that snow moving into northeastern minnesota though it's winding down and the winds will start to get >> jeremy: good morning. a lot of clouds through the morning hours. a few isolated showers and sprinkles this afternoon. rain gear needed late in the day. chilly, raw for much of the day. temperatures only in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. and your chance of rain again not happening early this morning, but as we work through the latter half of the morning and into the afternoon, a scattering of showers. upper 30ss to middle 40s. showers overnight tonight and a few isolated showers tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow in the middle and upper 40s. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you very much.
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york city are serving up something new. >> when you see this warning label, you know that that item has more than the total amount of sodium that you should consume in a single day. >> reporter: it's become known as salt-shaming rule, what the city calls an attempt to give more transparency to consumers for items that exseed 2,300 milligrams or about a teaspoon of sewedup. as for the worst offenders, it might not be who you think with some chain restaurants racking up more shakers more than fast food places. chipotle's chicken burrito with the usual toppings has over 2,400 milligrams of sodium. subway's spicy italian sandwich has almost 3,000 milligrams. while panera is now changing the amount of salt in their new york city locations, take the bacon turkey bravo which previously had 2,830 milligrams of sodium. now just 2,090, a 740 milligram decrease.
starting putting salt warnings on its menus earlier last month. >> i think it's important that we give them the opportunity to make the right decisions. >> the national restaurant association says they plan to file a lawsuit against the new york requirement saying it, quote, goes too fa-far too fast. >> it puts a certain number of restaurant in a competitive disadvantage. they are saying they are going after large business owners and large franchises, but most of the restaurants that are related to a franchise in new york are franchisees, small business owners. >> while new york city is already known for banning trans fat from restaurant meals and forcing chain eateries to post calorie counts on menus, research on how much these changes impact consumers is mixed. >> when you've already walked into aburg tinge wherever you are and you see this kind of warning and you hopefully already know that what you're getting is somewhat unhealthy, i don't know if a salt label is going to deter anyone. >> well, the american heart association recommends that
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target wasn't the only site to experience interruptions, paypal and h & m were both down for a period of time and neiman marcus, footlocker and victoria's secret all had outages. a target spokesperson clarified that their side never actually crashed, but it was intentionally slowed down. here's their quote. as we experience spikes in traffic, our systems place guests in a queue and prompt them to access the site later. delay. before 10:00 in the morning target websites had reached volumes twice as high that were the busiest ever. seems like when you're online you can still be in line. people weren't expecting that. >> and how to stop from overspend overspending during the holidays? the emotional roller coaster, is cyber monday, don't overspend. >> and we'll catch up with katie holmes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, to screen or not to screen? new information that has some asking if those whole body skin cancer checks are unnecessary. what you need to know. plus, the secret to saving. how to stop overspending this holiday season, including the four letters you need to avoid. baby, i'm perfect >> and from stand-up to pinup, comedian aim schumer on how she became a model with a message. >> women that are part of
of the most inspiring, powerful, unapologetic women alive. >> inside the calendar girl change decades in the making, today, tuesday, december 1st, 2015. >> happy holidays! >> hi, mom, hi dad, back in iowa. >> good morning, albuquerque, new mexico. >> hi, y'all, we're here from brandon, mississippi. >> hello to all our friends in omaha, nebraska. >> from new york city. >> happy 60th birthday, mom! >> and good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." the 1st of december, 2015. it's tuesday, not just any tuesday. it is giving tuesday out here on our plaza. >> thank you. >> that's right.
that is katie holmes collecting new and unwrapped toys for our holiday toy drive. we'll get to talk to her in just a second. this is our 22nd annual toy drive. >> just getting started. hoping to have a good one this year. find out more about it if you go to today.com. and coming up, we'll set the holiday mood with a live performance by leann rimes, our official christmas song today is christmas. >> try to get it out of your head after we jingle and jim angel our way through that. first, let's say hello to miss katie holmes. >> doing elf duet they morning. >> good to see you. >> you're here not just with a glad bag and a message of getting people out and giving today. >> it's giving tuesday, a wonderful project that glad started. you can go to glad.com and get your yellow bags and get out there and give today to everyone in need. >> you know, we talk about this, katie, a lot. we have kids and we're always trying to communicate the spirit of giving.
how do you work it out in your household? >> well, my little one is very, very generous and very sensitive, and so she's always, you know, mom, let's give this to -- let's give my old toys to people who need it so we're -- we're always doing that. >> you're fortunate that way. >> yeah, yeah. >> what are your big plans for the holidays, any traditions that you do every year? >> aside from today i'll be giving all day, family. >> yeah. >> air lot of family time. >> and you've been busy acting. what's next for you? i know you're hitting the big screen soon. >> thank you. i have a move called "touched with fire" coming out in fire and i'll "the kennedys" again this spring. >> great. nice having you here. i know a lot of people are happy to see you on the plaza. will you come back and see us soon. >> absolutely. >> good to have you here, katie. thanks so much. let's go inside and get check of the top stories with tamron who
the fight against terror by creating a new position to deal strictly with the isis threat. he's appointing robert malley, a national security council official, who helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iraq. the president is speaking today about global cooperation against isis while wrapping up the world climate change talks in paris. he has called efforts to save the planet a rejection of those who would seek to tear us down. breaking overnight. a chaotic scene in atlanta after gunfire erupts outside a downtown hotel. [ gunfire ] police say one person is dead after a brief chase that ended with an officer-involved shooting t. it started when police tried to pull over a jeep going the wrong way and the jeep eventually slammed into a hotel shuttle pass. the driver surrendered and the passenger ran away. there was an exchange of gun
police say three weapons were recovered at that scene. nearly 4 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, making it the most common cancer in the united states, but now a government panel of doctors is updating their recommendation saying full-body visual skin checks may not be helpful. nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here with us to tell us what you need to know. good morning, good to see you. >> hi, good morning, tamron. >> obviously this will be confusing to people. so many of us have gone to the dermatologists to get full body scan yearly. what's the deal here? >> the message is in the wording. what the statement is saying there's insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits of the benefit and harm versus screening. this is not a recommendation for or against the screening. they are simply saying that the available evidence out there in the literature, we real can't say whether or not doing the skin check is changing the outcome of people. meaning is it actually decreasing mortality. they claim the data is just not there.
sentiment from the american academy of dermatology and a few other medical groups who strongly endorse early treatment and diagnosis because that's the best way to beat skin cancer, and the way you can do that really importantly is also to do self-checks, to look and see if moles are changing. are they itching? are they bleeding? certainly the people who need to be screened are the people who have a personal history of an atypical mole or a history of cancer, a family history of cancer and certainly people who have a typical mole need to get screened. please discuss with your physician whether or not you're a candidate for screening. >> thank you very much for clearing that up. now to a story that's sparked outrage across the country and the world. a woman who posted a picture of her dog with its mouth taped shut now faces charges in north carolina. the image was posted on friday. within 24 hours that post was shared hundreds of thousands of times from as war away as australia.
rin lemaskey whose facebook page listed her as katie brown with cruelty to animals. they did not remove the dog from the home after they found it was generally well cared for. a louisiana mom claims that one of the season's hottest gifts destroyed her family's home. jessica horn says her son was so excited she let him try his new hover board as soon as it arrived from amazon, but she says he used only once and then when he plugged it in to recharge it sparks shot out and set the room on fire. the consumer product safety commission says there have been no reported injuries related to hover board fires. so, that's pretty frightening. >> are you sure it was the hover board? >> i think they will probably look into that. >> i think they have to look into that. >> tamron looking for an excuse not to get one. >> look what happened. >> tamron, thank you very much. appreciate that. for decades the pirelli pinup girls have made a statement.
calendar is known for its edgy scantily clad models. >> this year it's a little bit different. "today's" erica hill is here with more on that. good morning. >> amy schumer tweeted thought photo from the calendar and that's serena williams there. the photo tweeted on monday they are two of the women featured in the 2016 calendar, women well known for their many accomplishments but not necessarily their photo shoot. it's a switch pirelli says is the brainchild of celebrated photographer annie leibowitz. they are trailblazers, stars in their field. >> women that are part of the calendar this year are just some of the most inspiring, powerful, unapologetic women alive. >> reporter: capturing their strength was an assignment renowned photographer annie leibowitz embraced. >> just knew it was going to be completely different. >> reporter: pirelli calendar launched in 1964 is known for
leibowitz shot the cal as it's known in 2000 with a much different focus. the women photographed this year are turning a new page. >> i thought that women -- the women should look good and strong, and it should be simple. >> reporter: shot in black and white the photographs show quite simply success. businesswoman melody hobson, tennis champ serena williams, yoko owno, "selma" director ava dubernay and writer and leader fran leibowitz. >> this is taking a look at real women who are work and making a difference in the world. >> i love that they are embracing the moment we're in, a very powerful moment for women around the world. >> amy schumer who graced the month of december tweeted this photo on monday with the capture beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless woman.
powerful words from a woman who earlier this year revealed her own body image insecurities to maria shriver. >> it's been a struggle for me my whole life. sometimes i would just want to kind of throw in the towel and be i'm not going to go do standup tonight. >> reporter: after her photo shoot for the calendar a much different view. >> i felt i looked more beautiful than i've ever felt in my life, and i felt like it looked like me. >> reporter: it's a picture body image experts applaud. >> we don't want to just see one type of woman represented and say that is what beautiful is. we want to see the widest definition of beauty. >> having this opportunity to take this space and make it extraordinary and really herald who we are as women, it was really great. >> so we should point out calendar, you can't buy it. it's become this very exclusive
and why it gets handed out. launched last night in london and already a very positive response, especially for that picture from amy schumer. >> how do you get the calendar? >> you've got to know somebody who knows somebody. >> okay. >> matt? >> get a calendar with four tires. i have 45 tires at home. >> erica, thank you. coming up next, we'll reveal the top baby names of 2015. plus, psy took over the world with "gangnum style." i remember doing it one time. wait until we show you his newest video. >> and holiday season savings, the surprising places you're spending the most money and how to stop those bad habits, but, first, these messages. look at you, saving money on your medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens, we call that "carpe med diem." that's almost latin for "seize the day to get more out of life
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babycenter.com. the names at top of the list, not a surprise. once again for boys, jackson is tops. this is the third year in a row. sophia wins among girls. this is the sixth straight time for that. >> wow. >> there are some surprising trends. get this. instagram is influencing newspapers. more parents are naming their kids after filters like lux. >> really. >> up 75%. >> valencia, 26%. >> the royals are always popular. the name royalty jumped 90%. >> chris brown named his kid royalty i think. i think that's part of what it's popular. >> duchess, always have to do an ego check, matthew, i'm sorry, you're down 15%. dylan for girls, on the rise, my friend. >> never been on the girls' list. >> savannah breaks even and tamron and sheinelle. >> that's a zero.
made-up names. >> my mom is sheila and my dad is darnel. >> good, because lux isn't a made-up name. >> lux is like my parents had their first date in cameron, texas, so that's where tamron came from. >> thank god they weren't in hobo, texas. >> i think it's because of you. >> you're a trend setter. >> that's very cool. >> any reason to pick up a picture of vale. giving gifts? >> i feel like i am. >> you give nice gifts. if you know someone who is, "the wall street journal" analyzed several studies to come up with a gift-giving tips for this year. first, forget stocking stuffers. people tended to appreciate gifts less when they were bundled were smaller items. >> interesting. >> next, you absolutely should give to charity, but you may be overestimating how much people appreciate a donation made in
some say they would prefer a simple travel mug. again, keep giving to charity, just not in other people's names. and finally be careful what you give the men in your life. one study found that when men didn't like a gift they started to view a relationship negatively, but for women it was the opposite. >> wow. >> a gift good or bad did not affect them. this is not right. this is not correct. >> opposite day? >> not correct. >> you would disagree with that. i feel like for women gifts are often more emotionally significant and braided with meaning and men are like, oh, whatever. >> a thoughtful note in a card. >> if you get a bad gift, do you see a relationship differently? >> i don't know. >> why would you think -- why would you think i like this. >> you tonight know me. you tonight know me. the gift saul wrong. >> don't send your tweets to me.
next we know what it's like to live in a noise building. how about living next to a noisy building. take a look. >> i want to say ohm. the architect has apologized for that noise. apparently it's caused by winds rushing over the building's glass blades and it makes that sound when it's windy. >> i love it sitting here in the studio. >> would you want to hear that all the time? >> no. it sounds like "star wars." they can say this is the buildup to darth saider. >> sounds like the tibetan bowl kind of. >> by the way, you live next door to it. >> the architect lives in the top floor of the building. >> really. >> for 50% off i'd deal with it. >> exactly. new to gwen stefani's emotional performance on "the voice" and michael buble's holiday gift for advance. sheinelle, "pop start." >> gwen stefani is winning rave reviews after her emotional
i used to love you i don't know why i cried i won't, i won't, i don't know why i used to love you i don't, i don't, i don't >> gwen singing "us aed to love you" written after her split from gavin rossdale. blake told "access hollywood" he was proud of gwen for performing the song. man who gave us the massive hit known as "gangnam style," you remember psy. "gangnam style" now has more than 2 billion views, so what will psy do for an encore. >> reporter: here's the new song he just dropped called "daddy." hey, where did you get that body from where did you get that body from i got it from my daddy i got it from my daddy >> listen. >> i am locking myself in a room right now. >> i'm instantly obsessed with it. >> here's the deal.
>> can't wait to see matt do that dance. >> just get ready because it's going to happen. 5 million views. he has a hard time topping it but he's trying. >> he said where did you get a bod? i get it from my daddy. anyway. >> special treat for you this morning. michael buble, the beloved crooner is returning for his fifth holiday special here on nbc called "christmas in hollywood" and guess who is here this morning. good morning to you. i'm so in love with you in a healthy way. >> happy holidays. >> congratulations. >> i was hiding behind the television just now. the second time i've got. once oprah had me hide in a bathroom for two hours. feel so special. >> how do you feel going into this, pressure to top yourself? excited to do it again is. >> i'm excited. it's a blessing. with what's going on in the world, i think it's nice to take people on an escape and this holiday season, yeah, we need, it definitely. >> the best tradition of the specials i watched as a king,
comeau and bob hope and bing crosby and johnny cash used to do holiday specials. were you aware. history? >> i wasn't aware of the history that much. but the music is something obviously something that's important to me, acnew dad and having a kid, you know, that can't wait for santa claus, it's brought even a bigger joy into it for me. as a parent it just gives you a new sense of how great the holiday can be. >> you've got the little one and another little one on the way. >> yes, i do, yes. >> we look forward to it. >> thank you. >> catch michael buble's "christmas in hollywood" december 10th right here on nbc. that's your "pop start." thank you so much. >> thank you. >> make me feel like the holidays are here. good to see you. >> quick check >> jeremy: good morning. a lot of clouds through the morning hours. a few isolated showers and sprinkles this afternoon. rain gear needed late in the day. chilly, raw for much of the day. temperatures only in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. and your chance of rain again not happening early this morning, but as we work through
and into the afternoon, a scattering of showers. upper 30ss to middle 40s. showers overnight tonight and a few isolated showers tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow in the middle and upper 40s. >> and that's your latest forecast. matt? >> dylan, thank you very much. today on this week's hassle-free holiday savings bringing you tips to help curb your bad spending habits. first steps, admitting you have a spending problem and identifying why you're overspending and where your money is going. if this sounds a little too familiar and this looks a little too familiar it may be time for a spending reality check. we asked our viewers to come clean about reasons they overspend, and their response was overwhelming. there were this and that spenders. >> $78.28 at outback steak house.
something from rite aid for 7.99. >> reporter: technology gurus. >> i always seem to need and want to have the late technological gadget. there's my ipod. there's another ipod. there's a third ipod never opened and a digital cameras, never opened. >> reporter: and a shopaholic or two. >> retail therapy is something that i have turned to in the past to feel better. >> i have a shopping problem. here are my receipts from shopping. i alphabetize them in a little catalog folder. >> while retail therapy may not do your bank account any favors, it's not biggest weight on your wallet. according to a recent bake survey restaurants were the top culprit in american overspending, followed by coffee dates or lunches, and you guessed it, shopping. in fact, half of all those surveyed admitted to indulging on impulse purchases regularly. the age group most likely to shop till they drop, millennials. so even though there's a time
>> clothes, treat yourself, fragrance fragrances. >> treat yourself. >> fine leather goods. >> treat yourself. >> 'tis the season to curb your spending enthusiasm and give your bank account a breather before the holidays and the big question now is how do you kick the overspending habit? good question. retailers clamoring for your money. what's the secret. jean chatzky is "today's" good morning. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> the two groups, aspirational spenders and the life happens >> right. >> they have things that come up. you've got tips for the people who spent just because, let's start. >> first tip, roadblocks. you need things in your way so that you think about it before you spend, so don't save your credit card info online. make yourself type it in every single time. were a reminder around your credit card. if you want to go to hawaii, you think about it. tell somebody what you're trying to do. help. >> help me. don't let me spend, and
get out those apps. yesterday we said get on them so you can find the sales. today get off. >> when we talk to people about why they are overspending they have a lot of different reasons. what are the biggest culprits? >> food, top of the list all the time. one in three people spends $2,600 a year that they don't grocery store. so if you're one of those people make sure you shop your pantry before you go to the store, and defeat your senses, chew gum while you're in the store and get rid of the smells, listen to your own music. their music slows you down and you spend too much time. >> swipe for me here because i want a couple of other tips. what's the one in, one out rule? >> before you buy the next pair of pants, the next ipod, get rid of one, sell it. use the money to fund the new purchase. also, if you know you've got one thing that is just so high on your list that you have to have it, give yourself $20 a week, $50 a week, whatever makes sense and make a no cost plan so that
>> this is 7 news now. ism good morning, everyone. it is 8.27 on this first day of december. jeremy, how are we kicking it off? >> jeremy: yavorsky, a lot of clouds and chilly. boston 37, bedford at 24. norwood at 25. tracking a couple rain showers and sprinkles. so you need rain gear for later on this afternoon and this evening. no heavy rain, but a chilly afternoon. raw. temperatures this afternoon 38 to 45. >> jadiann: thank you, jeremy. we're tracking breaking news out of cambridge. according to the public school's web site, someone made an e-mailed bomb threat against a cambridge middle school. cambridge police are assessing the situation. at this point schools are open
and staff are being encouraged to report as normal. the five buildings impacted by this threat are the amigo school, the peabody school, the tobin school, the king open school and the kennedy longfellow school. we have a crew heading to cambridge, and we will bring you updates on air and on our mobile tablet app, as well. and the boston marathon bombing case is back in federal court this morning. lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev will urge the judge to grant a new trial. the defense team is arguing that a recent supreme court ruling could put 15 of tsarnaev's convictions into question. "today in new england" returns at 9:00. we hope you can join us then. won't find the brand
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up with leann rimes and she is here to sing some holiday music for us. nice to have her here. >> love having her here. >> and we know kids love getting presents but how do you get them to be generous, grateful, and understand the true spirit of giving. we'll have some tips for parents who are facing this holiday season and hoping to raise some kind kids. >> and beth sterns is here with a look at the next chapter in the story of yoda, no, not that one. >> this is an animal lover through and through. we'll talk to beth in a little while. first, let's go to dylan with a special guest. >> well, guys, it is the season of giving. it is giving tuesday, and i am joined by arguably one of the busiest men in show business, nick cannon is here. >> yes. >> and you're talking a giving spree with the salvation army. what is that all about?
if you go to redkettlereason.org. we've been doing, it giving our red kettle reasons why we're giving back and now we have the top five finalists that are actually getting ready for a big shopping spree for kids all over for the salvation army to have toys under the holiday tree >> the salvation army does so much to help people in need. >> yes. >> how can people at home help out with this whole thing? >> obviously you go to redkettlereason.org and out shopping see the red kettles donate because it will make somebody's holiday better. >> and you'll join us in the 9:00 hour? >> i will. i will be here. >> we'll talk all the things that you have going on. >> outstanding. >> awesome. >> thank you so much. as for the weather across the country, today it is going to be a little bit rainy in the northeast and heavier rain down across the southeast. snow is likely through the upper midwest, especially minnesota where we could have another 4 to 6 inches of snow. windy behind the system. rain up and down the east coast, heavy at times, up to 3 inches
tomorrow night it's christmas in rockefeller center. it's not going to be the best night, but don't let that stop you. we are kicking off the holiday season with the tree lighting here in rockefeller center. rain is likely. temperature about 56 degrees, but the rain and the clouds keeps temperatures in the mid-30s so it's not going to snow unless you want that sort of thing this time >> jeremy: good morning. a lot of clouds through the morning hours. a few isolated showers and sprinkles this afternoon. rain gear needed late in the day. chilly, raw for much of the day. temperatures only in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. and your chance of rain again not happening early this morning, but as we work through the latter half of the morning and into the afternoon, a scattering of showers. upper 30ss to middle 40s. showers overnight tonight and a few isolated showers tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow in the middle and upper 40s. >> and that's your latest forecast.
and now to today's parenting scene. it's easy to get wrapped up in the presents this time of year, but parents also want kids to learn about the gift of giving. how do we raise kind kids. here's what the parenting team to say? any time we catch someone doing something kind we put some coins into the jar. once the jar is full, you decide as a family where all this money is going to go. >> we talk about being kind. we often talk about our buckets that are right here, right? >> yeah in, our hearts. >> and what does it mean when you fill up the bucket? >> it makes people happy. >> this year we went shopping as a family to buy a thanksgiving meal for a local homeless our boys were busy counting the produce and putting it in the cart, the canned goods and box goods and empowers them that they can make a difference. >> and we're joined now by dana
good morning. >> good morning. >> seems like toys the perfect time to have the conversation with your kid and kind of the hardest because christmas can so often be focused on gift getting, not gift giving. >> right, and one of the things that's so important is indeed for kids to feel grateful in their own lives because when they appreciate what they have, that's the way they can start to want to be giving and kind to other people, too. >> you've got these three steps centered on how to get your kids feeling and talking about gratitude. number one is do just, that talk about what you're thankful for. >> talk to your kids about it. we're all so good about complaining, about what went wrong. how about if at dinnertime someone says something that went right in the day and before bed, have the child, even the smallest one say what happened that day that they were grateful for. make it part of every day. stop to appreciate a pretty snowfall and just make appreciation part of their lives. >> another tip you give is to give kids a bigger view. what do you mean by that? >> whether kids know what they see in their own lives, they know mom and dad give them food
not such a big leap to assume mom and dad are also supposed to give them lego sets and iphones so let me see a bigger world, let them know there are people out there not as lucky as they are. >> and i like your final tip, leading by exam. appreciate your kid. >> to raise grateful kids be grateful for our kid. we love our kid. how often do we tell them we appreciate how terrific we are. we can tell them what her doing wrong. just tell them what they are doing right and say, boy, i'm so grateful to be your mom. >> i feel like this conversation we're kind of talking about the little ones and we're talking about the tweens and the teens, does this change? do you give a little different advice for that generation? >> i think kids who grow up with gratitude keep that, but, sure. teenagers are a little bit different because sometimes they want to be able to do things themselves so they are grateful for what their parents can do, and they are a little bit resentful. one young woman i spoke to for my book said, you know, guilt outweighs the gratitude. would i rather be able to be more independent so i think as
be a little bit more generous with their teenagers and no teenager every became more grateful by saying you're so ungrateful. >> that doesn't work. you say use social media, too. >> right. when your kids do something great, when the family decides to donate and when your kids volunteer, brag about it and use social media for a positive -- gratitude and giving are contagious so tlaet be an people too. >> have a nice ripple effect. janice kaplan, thanks so much. thanks to all of our "today" parenting team and join that conversation at today.com/parentingteam. let's send it over to sheinelle. >> thank you. in the spirit of giving tuesday our sponsor johnson's is partnering with save the children, an organization dedicated to helping kids reach their full potential. here's the deal. you can give back by simply uploading a baby photo to a donate a photo app using the the #somuchmore, you, one of your kids, any child in your
johnson's will donated $3 to provide resources for early childhood development, reaching up to $150,000. look at these, a few of our own baby photos for inspiration. here's little matt and savannah. we have baby dylan and tamron, and here i am. these are a lot of fun and now we want to see our pictures so head to today.com for more information on how to take part. matt, you were a cute baby. >> all right. sheinelle. thank you very much. up next, beth stern on her love of kittens and a brand new book "yoda is back." we'll find out what's happening with yoda, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs
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is "yoda gets a buddy" based on her and her husband's real life experience fostering pets. way. >> don't ever hire me. >> current fosters. we have 18 fosters in our house right now, plus our six resident cats. yes, i've turned crazy, but i've found them all homes already. >> i don't know crazy is in the eye of the beholder. spent a lot of time at your home with you and howard. practice what you preach would be the way i put it. >> thank you. >> and you're very good at this because when people come to your house you're very smart, a room dedicated to these kittens. never take guests in there until late in the evening. >> when everybody is drunk. >> because you know you would never get them out of there if you put them in there early in the evening. where did this start for you? >> growing up my family was all about animals. we've rescued animals our entire lives.
basis. in shelters. i wanted my husband and i to cool. >> you found a way to take this passion, and it is a true passion, and also use it to raise money and also entertain this children's book now, this >> yeah. >> is the follow-up to the last >> right. >> and we talked about that here on the show. what's happening to yoda now. >> yoda, the story of our cats and kitten, yoda was in heart failure miraculously cured for his love and a true merial in the foster room. because i'm in the foster room day in and day out and miracles happen. we had a foster who had both of his eyes removed due to a severe infection and you met him. howard named him buddy. in the foster room for a lot longer than the other kittens because he needed to heal. kittens came in and bullying going on and buddy accepted the
he had a big wound so i think he smelled kind of funny in reality and he welcomed him and all people saw cool buddy loving the other kittens and it was a story i had to share with children. >> it's messages and lessons you can move on to humans as well, animals. i should also mention that all the proceeds go to a great cause. >> 100% goes to north shore animal league north america. >> i was thinking about you and howard, i know you both pretty well. you have a lot of differences. you're not the same in every way, but what i think makes you the same two the same is when you both get passionate about something, you go all in. >> yeah. >> you with animals and him with photography and parenting now. do you think that's what's behind the chemistry? >> you know what, yeah, maybe. something interesting to think about, but i have to say howard is all in with my work, my rescue work and my devotion to animals. he's in the foster room with me, matt, cleaning litter boxes and
hair and he's right there and as devoted and allow this to happen in his house. >> and he just decided he's not going back to "america's talent." >> the more time. >> for me and the kittens. >> you looking forward to that. >> i've been wanting this to be over for a while. it took up his entire summer and now i have my howard back. >> the new book is wonderful called "yoda gets a buddy" and it's out today. beth, thanks. happy holidays. >> happy holidays. and she will be up later with kathie lee and hoda and up next, leann rimes gets you in the spirit with a very special performance but first on this tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc. if you told us that simply was the most perfect
favorite "today is christmas" written especially for us, actually our first official christmas song. >> we've been singing it all time, the tuitele track on her brand new christmas album called "today is christmas." leann, take it a. today, today, today, today, today is christmas if we live it like, live it day is today, today, today, today, today it christmas if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every day is why does it take the holidays to make us go, jingle jim angel we don't need the snow the twinkling lights will go, jingle, jim angel
to ignite and you'll go, jingle, jim angel so grab the one you love and hold on to them tight and go, jingle, jim angel today, today, today, today, today is christmas if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every day is today, today, today, today, today is christmas if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every someday down in your pocket and you got something to give that goes, jingle, jim angel down in your heart go make some room so you can forgive and go, jingle, jim angel we heard it said that an angel gets its wings when we go,
what are we waiting for, let's shake every doggone thing that goes, jingle, jim angel today, today, today, today, today is christmas if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every day is today is christmas today, today, today, today, today is christmas if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every day is if we live it like, live it like, live it like, like every day is
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jim angel. make it stop! >> i find myself carrying this. >> can't sneak up on anybody. >> we were in your video. solo. >> oh, my gosh. him a little bit. >> yes. >> the only one that had a solo. >> he did. >> and he's been practicing. >> he was so good once he found out he was prank. he got into it. you rocked it out. >> i was a little aggravated at first. >> wait a minute. i've got a solo and next to leann rimes, this is very cool. were there very awful outtakes in that video? >> no. >> nothing was awful. you were fantastic. >> that was fun. that really was. >> what did you do for thanksgiving? did you have some fun? >> we were in montana with eddie's boys and it was really nice. i mean, the kids are great and to be with family like that
into this craziness of touring and every. it was nice. >> you're starting a tour, was it next year? >> no, no. we're starting next week. >> oh, yeah. >> this week, sorry. >> we're starting in washington actually and going all the way down the west coast. man, this is like sneaking up on me. oh, yeah. just a few days from now. we're touring the whole record and it's a whole christmas extravaganza. >> it will be fun. >> the family gets to go along. >> they will be there hopefully a couple of days. the kids are still in school so right up until christmas so hopefully they will come out for christmas. >> a pleasure to be part of your song. >> thanks for doing it and being such good sports. >> are you kidding. we've arrived. >> okay. >> i go up to people and say have you seen my music video? >> okay. >> did you see my solo? >> you can find her new album right now on itunes and at target. she will have more holiday music a little later on in the show. >> no one sings this great this early in the morning. >> oh, thank you. >> let's get some special birthday wishes. willard scott is on duty.
>> we've got you, new york. got our birthdays standing by. esther sloan of coal springs, kentucky, 100 years old today, and she says her secret to longevity pinto beans. live forever. florene watkins from youngstown, ohio, home of the warners brothers. did you know that. bugs bunny comes from that town. anyway, 100 years old today. loves to go camping, loves camping. >> dick downing of venice, florida, the circus and everything in that area, 100 years old today. loves to read mystery novels. bill balyeat from traverse, city, missouri, 100 years old. a photographer and will take your picture while you're standing still. that's all for right now. please don't go away. we've got some winners. >> all right, willard. thank you. coming up, spike lee. >> oh, awesome. >> and a lot more ahead, but, first, a look at your local news
today why attorneys are arguing for a new trial. breaking news a new bedford marine found guilty in a transgender murder overseas. the prosecution resting and today it's time for the defense to present it's side of the case in philip chism murder trial. a crime that shocked new england. a teen convicted of killing mother. eddie o'brien is talking from behind bars. first day of december we track rain showers headed for boston. we'll let you know when they awry.