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good morning. the government versus the tech giant. apple's ceo vows to fight a judge's order forcing it to hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. is the company taking a stand for its customers or making it harder for law enforcement to keep us safe? southern discomfort. the republican presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> donald trump, quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran, because you would have been a one-term president. >> fresh polls from south carolina and nevad
voting three days away. we'll hear from mr. trump when he joins us live. no mas! in a rare expression of anger, pope francis vividly frustrated, scolding on eager followers tugging on his arm, causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair. it's a dog beat dog world tonight. german shorthead is the best in show at the westminster dog show, beating out 2 rk,700 othe dogs, to have his day today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning.
in for matt this morning. >> we'll talk to donald trump in a couple minutes. he's taking fire from a sitting president and two former presidents in this campaign. >> not to mention all his rivals. a lot to talk about in politics, fresh polls, as well. our top story, the major showdown between the federal government and apple. this after apple declined to give access to encrypted content on san bernardino shooter's syed farook's iphone. apple is asked to help the fbi get the data. steve patterson has more. >> officials say this may be the key as to who suspects were doing at the time of the shooting. they say they need the key to the phone in order to make progress. >> reporter: a federal judge tuesday ordered tech giant apple to help the fbi unlock the iphone of san bernardino mass
shooter syed farook. apple said they needed reasonable technical assistance. authorities are trying to fill in the 18 missing minutes of the killers' actions after the shooting. >> the 18 minutes is critical. >> reporter: the fbi wants to know if anything on the phone can fill in the gap and if there are any other clues to the plot that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. just last week, fbi director james comey told the senate panel, getting into farook's phone is key. >> we have one of the killer's phones that we haven't been able to open. it's been over two months and we're working on it. >> reporter: overnight, tim cook released a statement saying its cooperated with the fbi on the case but will fight the order. saying that the united states government demanded apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. it's far beyond the legal case at hand. cook has been an opponent
opening phones to the government. telling "60 minutes," it would make us all vulnerable. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. and the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? because if there is a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> i want to be clear. what the government is actually worried about is this built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. like when you get locked out and put in the incorrect password in too many times. if you compare your iphone to the house, the feds aren't asking apple to open the door, just turn off the security alarm. >> a lot of complicated questions. let's turn to msnbc's chief legal correspondent. good morning. th
questions. this isn't the typical case where the federal government gets a warrant and says, turn over this data or this phone. the judge is basically telling apple, come up with a way to unlock this information. to get this data. >> this is a huge story this morning. as you say, what the judge is asking for is not only to get the material, which apple says it doesn't have because it's well encrypted, but rather to help the feds get in and decrypt or de-password the whole thing so they can get it. >> the expertise. >> they're school for heasking just content. >> tim cook says if we do it once, we put at risk all our customers. is that true? >> to the extent that this becomes the method. this becomes the so-called backdoor. what apple always said is, look, we're not holding back anything we have. we built really good security products, which peopl
one of them is they know their stuff is safe and secure and private. we don't want to get in the business of creating a key that anyone can use. a hacker, a criminal or a terrorist. i talked to law enforcement sources about this. for years, it's been a priority, to the top of the fbi. this morning, we're seeing the highest escalation of it. you have a court order in the case that no one denies is important. apple is saying, even in this case, they're not backing down. >> it'll be interesting to see where they go from here. >> apple is going to fight it all the way. this could go to the high court. >> ari, thank you. now to the race for the white house. as the republican presidential candidates fight for votes in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary, we'll hear from the front runner donald trump in a moment. we begin with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. donald trump has proven himself largely immune to attacks. but the latest c
president obama singling out the party front runner. saying the american people are sensible, and saying that he's confident that being president is a serious job. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. >> reporter: donald trump pouncing on president obama in the front runner's now famous fashion. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> reporter: defending himself after the president waded into the republican race, dismissing the former "apprentice" host's chances. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. >> reporter: here in south carolina, the campaigns ad s ev into a bible belt brawl. >> ted holds up the bible and
>> reporter: trump fighting back after ted cruz released a video, warning voters that trump is playing games with the issue of abortion. >> a candidate that can't protect the right to life. can't be trusted to protect any of our other god-given rights either. >> reporter: jeb bush is relying on a third-place finish to propel him forward. >> is south carolina the last stand for jeb bush? >> no, it's not. we're in it for the long haul. >> reporter: bush, who just replaced his glasses with contacts for the first time, believes americans need to take a closer look at trump's record. >> he's got a failed business record. more bankruptcies. he talks about how great he is in business when, in fact, he ripped off shareholders. >> reporter: later, comparing trump to a parki ingbarking dog >> he says it louder and louder. you have to keep talking through it. it's not a skill set i ever envisioned b
united states. but i've gotten better at it. r rah, rah. >> reporter: adding new ammunition to the trail. a handgun captioned, america. it spun around parodies online. >> in south carolina, there's a strong history of getting it right. correctly picking the future republican nomine, all by once since 1980. this morning, donald trump in the latest poll, up 38 points. trailing behind him, ted cruz with 22. marco rubio in third. trump lost almost ten points of support from before last weekend's debate to after it. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's turn to donald trump now, who is on the phone. good morning. good to talk to you. >> good morning. >> i don't know if it's a distinction, but you have the sitting president, a democrat, and the former president, republican,
both kind of going after you this week. let me reiterate what president obama said. he said, it's not a talk show or reality, it's not promotion, marketing, not a matter of pandering and getting yourself on the news, it's serious. do you think this is a hurdle for you, a liability? the fact you were a reality show host, do you think you're having to prove you truly are serious? >> unlike jeb bush, who is really -- you look at what this guy -- it's a sad thing, how he's done. unlike what he said, i built an incredible business worth billions of dollars. i've won virtually every battle i've ever been in in business. it's what people want. they see it. the reality show, that was one thing i did, which became one of the -- as you know because it was on nbc -- became one of the most successful shows on television. >> does it cut your credibility? >> nba w brknbc was begging me continue to do it. kl
has been phenomenal. i've built a great company and had tremendous success in what i'm doing now. we have bigger crowds than bernie sanders, by the way. he has second. we have a message. the message is basically that we have the worst president in the history of the united states, and he's done a terrible job. we have a mess in our country, between $19 trillion in debt and all of the other problems. we can't beat isis. we have a border that's like swiss cheese, as i said before. you know, we're a terribly run country, and we have a president that doesn't know what he's doing. he can make the statement and, of course, i'm obviously his worst night pair mare if i go i people are tired, angry and fed up. >> it's willie, good morning. >> morning. >> during the debate, people felt they were watching a democratic debate because of the positions you took criticizing george w. bush o
and 9/11, even planned parenthood. there are conservatives who are suspicious that you're a progressive in ways, having held those positions in the past. did you give them more reason to be suspicious with what you said on saturday? >> every poll said i won the debate. if you look at "time" magazine, their poll said i won the debate. i'm pro-life. i have a great record of being a conservative. i'm also a common sense conservative, willie, as we discussed before. we have to do things with common sense. certainly, i'm the most conservative person there is on the border and on security, on the military, on taking care of our vets who are being taken care of horribly. i'm the most conservative person there is. we're going to end obamacare, which is a total and complete diseas disaster. we'll replace it with something better and less expensive. common core is an example. we're going to go to local education. i think i
things. frankly, most people said i won the debate. >> donald, fair enough. your positions on george w. bush, you would agree, are minority positions inside the republican party? >> well, look, we should not have gone into iraq. he was the president. he took us into iraq. when you look at the migration, look at all of the problems in the middle east, it all started by going into iraq. i'm honest, whether it's republican or not republican, i say common sense, but i'm honest. he made a horrible decision when we went into iraq. >> can i ask you one question about ted cruz? you've been saying for a while now that you have a question as to whether he's eligible under the constitution to run for president because of his birth in canada. you talk about a lawsuit. i guess my question to you is an old expression, why not put your money where your mouth is? if you think there is an issue there, why not go ahead and sue if you think this is an important issue that needs to be clarified? >> well, i may do th
he lived there for three to four years. he was there for a long time. until 15 months ago, he was a citizen of canada, joint with us. >> you're saying you won't sue if he apologizes for the attack ads. >> no, i say i may do it. i may be doing him a favor. the democrats are going to sue him on that issue. many lawyers say you have to be born on the soil. >> have you had your lawyers draw up the paperwork? >> we'll look at it. ted cruz holds up the bible and then he lies. he's lied about me having to do with the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on the second amendment. he said, donald trump doesn't like the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on many things. he says, donald trump isn't pro life. he did the same with ben carson. he said, ben carson is out of the race in iowa. he said,
race. had he not done that, i probably would have won, number one, but more importantly, ben carson was treated horribly by what this guy did. after the election ended, he called up ben carson to apologize. what good does that do? i don't think ben carson accepted the apology, and he shouldn't. f ted cruz is a dishonest guy. a highly respected man said ted cruz is one of the most dishonest men he's ever seen or dealt with. yet, he talks about evangelical. that's why i'm leading in the evangelical vote. they see he is a dishonest person. >> you have a lot to say and we appreciate your time. unfortunately, we're out of time, but thank you for being here. >> thank you very much. >> by the way, mr. trump has a town hall tonight in charleston. starts at 8:00 eastern. democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders both targeting minority voters who will be critical in nevada and south carolina.
correspondent kristen welker is in chicago for us. >> secretary clinton will hold a get out the vote rally later today. she and senator sanders are locked in a fierce fight for african-american support. >> reporter: with an eye on south carolina, secretary clinton went to harlem tuesday, making her strongest pitch yet to african-american voters. >> these are not only problems of economic inequality. these are problems of racial inequality. >> reporter: despite a nagging cough. >> too much to say. >> reporter: clinton energized the crowd, talking about education and taking a swipe at sanders, suggesting he's late to the conversation. >> you can't show up at election time and say the right thing and think that's enough. >> repor
>> we aren't a single issue country. we face a complex set of economic, social and political challenges. >> reporter: at a rally in atlanta, close to 5,000, sanders didn't engage clinton. instead, sticking to his script, proposing changes to the criminal justice system, speaking out about the death of unarmed black men. >> we are going to end the horrors that we have seen of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police officers. >> reporter: a new poll shows clinton with a convincing lead in south carolina. 56% to 38%, fuelled in large part by minority support. sanders is working to broaden his appeal. earlier tuesday, campaigned with erica garner, whose father died after a new york city police officer put him in a chokehold. sanders brush
supporters are similar to tea partiers. >> i think some of the things president clinton has been saying are unfortunate. we shouldn't be making silly remarks. >> now, a new poll just out this morning shows there is a virtual dead heat in nevada. secretary clinton gets 48%. senator sanders gets 47%. it's difficult to get accurate polling in nevada, but political analysts are in broad agreement, it is a close race there with just three days before the caucuses. willie and savannah? >> tightening up. thanks so much. now to the debate over replacing justice antonin scalia. president obama waging into the republican opposition against him, naming scalia's successor. andrea mitchell has the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. president obama is forcefully rejecting republican calls to let the next president nominate justice scalia's replacement. even as a handful of republican
leaders and saying the obama nominee should at least get a fair hearing. >> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. >> reporter: in california tuesday, president obama arguing he will nominate someone for the high court. despite calls by republican leaders that the pick be left to his successuccessor. >> historically, this has not been viewed as a question. there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the constitutional text. >> reporter: even some republicans criticize what appeared to be a rush to the political barricade so soon after justice scalia's death. >> this was a misstep. first off, that is not the first thing you say within hours of the passing of someone like justice scalia. >> reporter: the president vowed to pick someone indisputably qualified. but with battle lines drawn, will the
hearing? the republican senator in charge of any confirmation hearing, chuck grassley told iowa radio -- >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. >> reporter: later, senator grassley seemed to backtrack, telling nbc news he's not open to a confirmation. remembrances for justice scalia this week. a cloth draped in his honor. he'll return one last time, lying in repose at the court's great hall, with a service set at the basilica at the national shrine in washington. law enforcement officials and the owner of the texas ranch where he died are completely ruling out foul play. saying a pillow found in his bed was above his head, not over his face, as some reports initially stated. >> the scalia vacancy is already a big issue
candidates. with each side seeing an opportunity to determine the outcome of major issues like abortion and immigration, depending on who gains the majority in the close 5-4 decisions. >> thank you so much. a rare moment for pope francis on tuesday during his five-day trip to mexico. the pope became visibly irritated when overly eager people tugged on his sleeve from behind a barrier, causing him to fall into a man in a wheelchair. pope francis said in spanish, don't be selfish. the pontiff stepped back and waved to people a few more minutes before leaving. today, he'll hold a large outdoor mass. he also plans to speak to inmates at a prison and visit the u.s./mexico border. last night was the kennel club dog show. wrangler snubbed again. but we have our winner. >>
>> that's right. a german short haired pointer from california was best in show. the 3-year-old beat out more than 2,700 other dogs to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition. lucy finished second. congratulations to c.j. >> the "new york times" said the tension was thick in the air, and so was the smell of wet dog. it was a rainy day. >> enjoy your cheerios. >> what's going on, al? look what happened in florida. tornadoes touching down. could have been an f-3 tornado there. then you go to the north. rochester, new york, a massive snowstorm bringing really all kinds of traffic to a standstill. a real mess there. in the next half hour, we're going to talk about a big change in our temperatures for a big portion of the country. we're going to get to your sfx: cell phone vibrates.
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calendar. alexandria schools plan to make up the days. d.c. are expanding the school year by one day. montgomery schools are adding two days. prince georges has two days to make up but is waiting to decide what to do. >> let's check the morning commute now. >> good morning, this problem here chopper 4 over beach drive. sounds like we have two different vehicles off
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, 17th of february, 2016. hello, crowd. everybody out there bundled up, looking happy. we'll step outside to say hello in a couple minutes. back inside stud ostudio 1a. apple saying the unprecedented step threatens security of its customers. ahead of saturday's primary, the republican candidates court voters in south carolina where donald trump is maintaining a solid lead in the newest polls. the feuds among the candidates prompted president obama to weigh in, saying he thinking trump will never
eagles of death metal made an emotional return to the stage in paris, who were playing at the bataclan theater during the terrorist attacks. there was heavy security before people entered last night. the government's allegedly stunning way of seeking replace of employment. one borrower had to learn the hard way when his old $1500 student loan turned into time behind bars. >> reporter: the federal government isn't kidding around. they want you to pay back your student loans. >> they will shrink themselves down to 2 inches high and hide in your pocket and take the money back, one dime at a time. >> reporter: worse, as one borrower tells it. >> skhackles on my feet and waist, and placed in a cell. >> reporter: like many
years ago, when ronald reagan was president. he didn't expect u.s. marshals to come to his home in houston with an arrest warrant. >> with the interest on the $1500, it's now $5700. >> reporter: he thinks this could have been handled better. >> send a summons, a certified letter. not the marshals. >> reporter: the marshals say they tried that for three years, including notices taped to his door. he said he received one postcard which he thought was bogus and didn't respond. >> we spoke to him on the phone in 2013 at which time he said he wouldn't appear in court and they'd have to get him. >> reporter: when they went to his home last week with the warrant -- >> he yelled from inside, i have a gun. >> reporter: that's when they retreated, called for backup and returned with their gear. >> the stories are a little different. he seems to have forgotten a bit. >> reporter: after a bri
disobeying a court order and released. >> were you afraid? >> totally. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the court ordered him to pay the $5700 he owes uncle sam. >> i need to pay that on increments starting in april. >> you can do that? >> not really, but not to go to jail -- >> reporter: he'll also have to pay nearly $1300 to the u.s. marshall service, the bill to do their job. >> people shouldn't be afraid the u.s. marshals are going to kick the door down. this was an extreme case. >> reporter: and a tough lesson. >> authorities saying they aren't making a practice of this. it was an extreme case. he didn't answer the summons. >> i just made a payment on my student loans, just to be safe. let's get a check of the weather, al. >> ready for the warm weather? >> yeah! >> we havewe've got the forecas. big ridge of high pressure, jet stream way up to the north.
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this morning on rossen reports, more of our series, step in or step off. how would you react if a woman asked you to help her cheat on her diet? would you coach her to stay strong or help her indulge? >> jeff rossen has a fun ending to his week of hidden camera project. >> this affects a lot of us. it is mid-february now, seven weeks spot new year's resolutions. remember when you were going to lose 15 pounds? this is when we crack, grab the doughnut or slice of cake. what if a woman, a stranger, walked up and asked you to help her cheat on her diet and lie for her? would you do it? our hidden cameras are rolling and these reactions are priceless. >> so good. >> reporter: who doesn't love a free sample? >> i want this cake so bad. >> reporter: but this woman is on a diet. >> my boyfriend is in the back eating a salad. he can't know i'm eating this cake. >> reporter: will the shoppers keep her et
>> reporter: when even she is busted by her judgey boyfriend. our hidden cameras are in place at grassroots natural market in morristown, new jersey. >> zoom in on that woman there. >> reporter: we're watching every bite. >> i'm on a diet. keep a lookout for my boyfriend. >> okay. >> reporter: the woman stands guard. >> oh, my. we're on a diet together. he'd kill me. >> throw away the rest of it. >> the woman is left with a cake. she's making a beeline for the garbage, to throw away the evidence. >> did she have a bite? >> i didn't see anything. >> that looks like chocolate. >> i think it's makeup. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc
>> good. how are you? >> this is a social experiment. >> sometimes, you have to have a little bit of a cheat so you can stay on a long-term plan. >> you helped her cheat? >> i did. >> girl power. >> girl power. go, yeah. >> reporter: turns out, that girl power is strong. this next woman also watches her eat the cake and lies to protect her. >> is she eating cake? >> no. >> reporter: she's about to go further. >> we're good friends from way back. >> play that again. >> we're good friends from way back. >> reporter: they're complete strangers. >> is that yours? >> yeah. look at me, i eat a lot of cake. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> reporter: the women are sticking together. how will the men react? >> my boyfriend is coming, take it! >> reporter: she stuck him with the cake. what will he do when the boyfriend confronts him. >> man to man, was she eating cake? you can tell me. yes, she was? i didn't say a word. >> reporter: the nod confirms everything. the next man tells on her, too. >> that's a
the men are tattlers and the women her protecters, along comes this guy. about to give us the biggest surprise of the day. >> i'm breaking my diet. i'm not supposed to. >> reporter: he's enjoying his free sample and doesn't mind sharing. >> you're going to feed me? >> don't tell anyone. >> i won't. >> my boyfriend is in the back. he's going to freak. >> he ain't gonna know nothing. >> you won't say anything? >> i wear to god. >> reporter: he feeds her more. >> down that quick. >> once i start, i can't stop. >> reporter: he's laughing now, but not for long. >> they got the beets you like. >> oh! >> what is going on? this is his. >> reporter: she's pointing the finger at him. will he keep her secret. >> it's mine. >> it's yours? >> yeah. >> why is she holding your -- >> i didn't have room to put it all on my plate. >> sir, did i have anything? >> no. >> reporter: he won't budge. >> i saw her -
i'm a gluten. i'm greedy. >> i have to meet this guy. >> you were nice to her. >> i was. >> you took the blame, two pieces of cake. >> i had to help a damsel in distress. >> we're all in this together. >> we are. >> love that guy. oh! we wonder how you'd react. we've been doing these facebook chats all week. i'm doing another one when i walk off the set here. i can answer your comments and questions live. go to facebook.com/rossen reports. what do you think? >> that guy, i like that guy. >> i think he was also hitting on her. >> when they feed each other. >> when he starts feeding her. >> when i saw it, i was like, right. >> we don't like judgey boyfriends, is the verdict. >> jeff, thank you. still to come, hello, good-bye. paul mccakarcartny
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the princess and the press. kate huffington post that has her shining a light on a cause near and dear to her heart. >> we want to prioritize the emotional well-being of the students for long academic success. plus, game on. >> what an idea that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> we'll see it in the next couple years. >> could a video game help us stay sharp? an inside look at new technology that has doctors excited about reversing the effects of aging on the
two hot to handle? ryan reynolds goes one on one with hugh jackman, asking what everybody wants to know. >> do you ever age? >> today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. ♪ >> good morning, buffalo! >> we just got engaged. >> aloha from hawaii. celebrating 50 years. ♪ everybody wants to ride >> happy 42nd birthday in louisiana! >> whew! it's 8:00 on "today," wednesday, february 17th. it is down right pleasant on our plaza this morning. we have a nice family here. a lot of folks out
what did you see? >> that's a guy in a dog suit, i think. >> i think it's a real dog. >> good looking dog. >> look at him. >> it is? >> awesome. coming up, can you have your burger and eat healthy, too? siri daly, the better half of this man here, has a delicious burger. let's get a check of the top stories. >> good morning. apple says it will fight a judge's order over the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. investigators have been unable to access data from farook's phone more than two months after the shooting that left 14 people dead. on tuesday, a federal judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's encrypted iphone. apple's ceo tim cook opposes what he calls an unprecedented step, which he says has imp implacations beyond the case at ha
pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the supreme court to replace the late antonin scalia. the president's comments follow calls from some republicans who want the replacement left up to the next president. the president rejects those calls, saying republicans are reading something into the constitution that isn't there. a follow-up on a story we told you about last year, about a florida woman who live-streamed a night of partying and her drive home drunk. people who watched whitney on periscope called 911 to report her. now, in a plea deal, she's not getting jail time but she gets 12 months probation, 150 hours community service, six-month suspended driver's license, and she cannot visit any bars. the cost of prescription drugs keeps going up in the u.s., even for generic drugs. a new company wants to shake up the drug industry and bring costs down. details from oa
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her home office for a cause near and dear to her heart. kelly cobiella is there. >> good morning. we all know how private prince william and the duchess of cambridge kate are. today, they've thrown open the doors to their palace. there is a newsroom in there behind me. they've invited in a team from the huffington post. they're talking about child's mental health issues. anxiety, depression, bullying and the importance of early prevention. kate has put on her journalist cap, writing and acting as an editor. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge turned guest editor, running the huffington post's uk for the day. with reporters and bloggers in her kensington palace home, to highlight a cause close to her heart. >> how long does it take to change and update? >> reporter: launching the campaign, young minds matter, kate gets personal, writing that she and prince williame
encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. sharing your feelings is not necessarily a royal tradition. it began to change with princess diana. now, another bold step from kate. >> she is a person who is known globally, and we're a firm known globally. when the two come together, it can be very powerful. >> reporter: the duchess says the mental health of our children should be just as important as their physical health. >> i knew that i was lucky. my parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood. i always knew i was loved, valued and listened to. but, of course, many children aren't so lucky. >> reporter: even kids younger than 5 could be suffering in silence, she says. >> imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected and needs to be
we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation. >> reporter: huffington post research shows 1/3 of parents worry they'll look like bad mothers and fathers if their child has a mental health problem. by writing and talking about it, the duchess is hoping to change that. >> and another big name involved in the campaign today. first lady michelle obama, who has written a blog about mental health issues, and veterans. the idea is to go global with this. already, the #young minds matter is trending in the uk and in the u.s. this morning. guys, the work in this very fancy newsroom will continue throughout the afternoon. >> kelly cobiella, thanks so much. coming up in trending, a man loses his wallet, gets it back, but with a message from one very -- i don't know if it can be an honest -- a candid person. plus, he wants the white house. instead, he gets "ful
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>> you agree, like you say -- let's say you don't have kids but say, i like the name, kim, and your cousin can't name their kids that? >> definitely. >> you're on the record. >> you have to claim your turf. >> interesting. >> we wanted to name nick benjamin after her dad, but her sister had claimed benjamin. >> i think families claim it. i know friends who live in different parts of the country who are upset that their friend across the country named their kid the same thing. >> if you're across the country, it's fine. >> there's a 200 mile limit. >> is that what it is? >> i had violet and then jennifer garner and ben affleck stole it. >> 57% say it's not cool if you steal a name. 43% name stealing isn't a thing. >> it's not. >> by the way, most
trendy ones. >> we love the name -- i always loved madison. siri went to college with madison and said, oh, no. marley, and i was like, bob marley. >> knocking off names left and right. >> we like strong names. >> it was a challenge. >> strike. >> i got a great new york story for you guys. meet riley. he lost his wallet early at a concert and it contained $100 in cash, credit cards and his driver's license. the story has a happy ending, sort of. his wallet arrived in the mail. here came the letter along with it from the man who found it. quote, i found your wallet and driver's license and address. here's your credit cards and other important stuff. but, the man adds this, i kept the cash because i needed weed. the metro card for the subway because, well, the fare is
and the wallet, because it's cool. enjoy the rest of your day. anonymous. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is a new york story. only in new york. >> he returned -- >> i appreciate the honesty. he was honest about why he was using the money. >> the driver's license is the hardest thing to replace. >> i know. >> i love how he signed it, t. o >> was a grammy legend turned away from an afterparty? one of the most iconic musicians of all time, winner of grammy awards, but it's not enough to get sir paul mccartney into a grammys afterparty. he was reportedly turned away from a hollywood nightclub not once but twice. sir paul was heard asking, how vip do we got to get? he was telli
beck, who he was with, we need another hit. here's the catch, that party, hosted by rapper tyga. on twitter, tyga denied he was behind the snub. he said he didn't know mccartney was out there and the nightclub is saying paul mccartney was in the wrong line at the wrong party. >> who cares, it's paul mccartney! >> any party. >> oh, sir tyga. next to ryan reynolds and his new job, apparently, entertainment reporter. he interviews hugh jackman about "eddie the eagle." >> do you do all your own all y acting? >> if it's sex scenes i do them. >> that's where the craft is. my next question is from a blake lively from new york city, new york. he writes, hugh, i tried calling you on the burner phone and you didn't answer. are we still meeting at the hothh hotel this afternoon?
ryan is having a manny peddy. so super weird. >> ryan's wife is actress blake lively. jimmy fallon and his take on fuller house. he had an idea for someone to fill the role of michelle tanner. they helped donald overcome his doubts about the presidential race. >> you guys are right. i have to stay in the race. otherwise a clinton will be in the white house again. who wants to see something from the 90s come back in 2016? >> in the end the whole family came together to sing the show's theme song. >> that's your pop start for today. thank you, sir. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. let's show you what we've got going on. we've got a big system making its way into the pacific northwest. some showers, stretching all the way from seattle all the way
down to los angeles where they need the rain. that's good news. that front is moved off the eastern seaboard. things have calmed down. chilly around the upper great lakes. look at how hot, 90 in the southern california and southwestern arizona. 80s down through texas. we'll have a clipper coming across bringing snow to the great lakes and parts of northern ohio. beautiful weather through the gulf coast. even down into florida. temperatures a little cooler than usual. windy weather in southern california and the heat starts to build in the southwest on into texas. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, a little sunshine breaking out around the region. temperatures most areas are getting above freezing. we might have a few places where there is a little patchy ice for another hour. the sun will be in and out here into the afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. chillier tomorrow, sunshine, though. 20s in the morning, afternoon highs near 40. getting milder for the week
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this week, we've taken you to ecuador and iceland in our search for the secrets of living longer and living more healthy lives. today, our journey takes us to an imaginary world that may help our aging brains act young again. >> where are we? >> this is in another world. >> here are your targets. >> i have to respond to the red creatures, to catch them. >> reporter: it may look and sound like something we nag our kids to stop playing. >> keep it up. >> reporter: but a top neu neuroscientist says this is not just a game. he believes one day, it could be more powerful than any drug in helping aging brains act young again. >> what an idea, that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> i think we'll see it in the next couple years. >> the next couple years? >> i do. >> reporter: brain training games are already a big industry. last month,
million settlement to the federal trade commission for suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia and alzheimer's. claims the fdc said the company could not back up with science. but the company says itthe rigg, though they've discontinued that marketing language. at the university of california san francisco, this doctor says he wants to leave no doubt that his games really work. he took five years to develop one game called neuro racer. he and his team tested it on dozens of people between 60 and 85 years old. >> looking for your ability to resist distractions. >> reporter: like this 67-year-old, ann stewart. >> forgetting things or leaving them behind, come back in the house three times for the same thing. it's not a good sign of aging well. >> reporter: after they played neuro racer three times a week for a month, the doctor saw something incredible. >> we found thaty
beyond the level of even 20-year-olds who played it a single visit. >> i don't sit around worrying about losing my mind. >> reporter: the scientific community heralded the work as a game changer. >> it's not snake oil. >> reporter: in his book "smarter," dan investigated the science of building brainpower. >> not junk science. there's serious work going on. it finds that doing these kinds of brain games can sometimes, in some people, be really helpful. >> so there's hope for the aging brain? >> definitely hope. >> reporter: don't rush to the app store yet because the game rs n is not on the market. he's putting them through more tests. >> we want to do the research to really bring confidence, to members of the field and the public, that when it arrives in their hands, they know it's going to do what we say it's going to do. >> reporter: he's developing new games, including one called body brain
workout. he says after three months, tests showed his 47-year-old brain performed more like a 20-year-old. >> medicine has worked so hard and has done a great job at making us live longer, but living longer without living better is just missing the main point. >> what do we do? >> reporter: as for my aging brain -- >> you're doing well. i don't know if you play a lot of games. >> i've never played a game before. i'm a natural. >> reporter: someday, it may be what the doctor ordered. >> i feel smarter already. >> perfect. >> okay. >> i love the noises. >> it was fun. what can i say? the doctor hopes to market the games tot s to the public when completes his studies. the fda is evaluating one of his games as a treatment for adhd. he hopes the games will be approved for alzheimer's and dementia,
>> angry birds doesn't count? >> i don't think so. >> it looks like mario cart. >> then we tell our kids, don't do that. anyway, it was fun and we tried to get it so you all could play. too top secret to let the "today" show anchors play with. >> remind me not to get with you in a car when you're behind the wheel. playing that game. the technology is exciting. >> thank you. coming up tomorrow, the five things you need to know about living longer. good series. thank you. let's head upstairs to carson and siri. >> on the topic of living longer, healthier lives, here's my lovely wife, cooking up a storm. we have a take on an american classic of burger and fries, but these aren'trutabaga. >> that'll be coming up. little cooking to help you live a
good morning, it's 8:26 on this wednesday, february 17th. melissa mollet is keeping an eye on the commute. >> brand-new crash on the beltway. outer look at marlboro road slowing things on the outer loop. 270 southbound at montrose. we're slow because of an old accident. southbound beach drive east west highway still partially closed there and slow in the norma
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good morning, a lot of clouds in the metro area. areas to our south getting sunshine where temperatures are into the mid30s around the bay. low to mid30s in washington. a few spots in parts of the rural areas in maryland and virginia. we will get melting of patchy ice over the next hour or so. temperatures will make it to the mid40s. tomorrow high near 40 with lots of sunshine into friday as well. milder, may make it into the mid40s. touch of spring as we get into
morning, everybody. it's 8:30. wednesday, february 17th, 2016. great to have you along with us. nice day out here on our plaza. we have the gang all here, except for matt, who is enjoying some time off this week. the weather has warmed up nicely. >> by the time we get to the end of the week, you'll be -- >> how high is it going to get? >> saturday, it'll be 55. >> amazing. coming up, from reading
local tv news anchor opens up for the first time about the mistake that ended her career. and how hitting rock bottom provided the foundation to rebuilding her life. plus, mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the evillest of them all? "the huntsman" won't be in theaters for month but we have a sneak peek of the star-studded cast and their twisted characters. >> all right. we're serving up burgers the healthy way. siri daly has ingredients that could add years to your life. that's a good burger. >> it's wrangler wednesday. to celebrate, wrangler is live right now on "today's" facebook page. >> he's excited. >> you can get a behind the scenes tour of our studio. go to facebook.com/today and hit like. tag along with wrangler once he wakes up. >> it's your day, wake
>> come on, wrangler. ♪ ain't nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time ♪ >> you should see him on christmas. >> let's get a check of the eck of the weather. starting with today, we are looking at wet weather from the pacific northwest all the way into central and eventually southern california. with windy conditions. we're looking at snow as a clipper comes across the great lakes. look for sunshine around the gulf coast. chillier on the midatlantic states. that continues, the snow expands into the rockies and cascades. wet weather into southern california. windy through the central plains. the sunshine is hanging around here. we're looking at plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming up from the midsection of the country and spreading -- valentine -- you're a little behind. >> i know. >> a couple of days. >> i know. >> it's awfully nice it's the thought that counts. that's what's going on around
neck of the woods. >> everything is drying out. temperatures getting above freezing just about everywhere. later today mid to upper 40s, partly sunny. chillier weather moves in tonight down into the mid to upper 20s tomorrow morning. near 40 by the afternoon time on thursday with sunshine. on friday, partly cloudy to mid40s. the mild air moves in for a couple of days over the weekend. enjoy it in time for saturday and sunday. up around 60. 50s on monday. chance of rain >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much, roker. special message for engaged couples. if you love "my big fat greek wedding" and it reminded you of your family, we've partnered with "my big fat greek wedding 2" for a chance to win your dream wedding. share your love story and include your family. maybe we'll choose you for our big fat today
go to today.com/weddings for all the rules and regulations. apply before february 26th. good luck. savannah? >> carson, thank you. now to a story that raises the question, should one mistake define your life? it's a story of a local tv news anchor in tuscan, arizona. it's a woman i worked with for years. four years ago, the former anchor made a terrible split-second decision. after feeling the pressures of aging in a career that put the premium on youth and beauty. she has never spoken out about this experience in a tv interview until now. >> reporter: for 35 years, martha was the queen of tuscan, arizona. >> being from here gives me a special connection to the stories we cover in southern arizona. >> reporter: respected, trusted, beloved. i experienced this firsthand, working with her at local station kvoa, early in my career. >> did you love being a news anchor? >> i actually love the responsibility o
people. for me, it was kind of a job that i felt like i was born to do. >> when you're in the public eye, people expect you to always be a certain way. how did you manage that? >> one of the things that i was known for when i was on the air is for my big smile and my hardy laugh. i did that every day. i put that on every day, even when i wasn't laughing or smiling inside. i knew that that was my job. >> reporter: the wear and tear of a career in the public eye took its toll, and martha was fearful of losing the job she loved. >> there's a shelf life for anchor women in our business. i remember saying to myself, i'm never going to stick around that long so i can start to be depreciated. i'm going to leave before they start edging me out. i didn't. i didn't do it, and i wish i had. >> so that brings us to february 2012. >> mm-hmm. >> tell
happened? >> i had been very depressed about what was going on at work, so i went to the mall, i bought a pair of shoes, shopped around, got stuff, and then i took a blouse, i took a top. i walked out. the store guard came after me and said, did you know that you have that in your bag? at that point, i guess i could have said, oh, my god, do i? i meant to pay for it. i bought the other things but it slipped my mind. i said, yes, i do know it's there. he said, were you going to pay for it? i said, no. i don't think i was. and there began my nightmare. >> reporter: and it was. immediately, news reports of martha's shoplifting incident was everywhere. the following monday, she was asked to resign. >> why do you think that you acted out in that way?
>> no. >> at all. >> i think that i just wanted to stop the madness. i wanted to stop my unhappiness. i didn't know how to do it myself. i think i knew deep down in my heart that if i shoplifted something, you know, just like any other crime, you would lose your job. so instead of saying good-bye to kvoa and having a lovely farewell and doing it the right way, that's the way i did it. i will regret that till the day i die. >> reporter: martha fell into a deep depression, not leaving her home for months. not even getting off her couch. >> depression is this heaviness, this feeling like hopelessness. like, there's no solution to your problem. you might as well just end it all. >> did you feel suicidal? >> i thought about it. i thought about it because i thought that my daughter would be better off without me.
better off without me because he could find somebody that wasn't a shoplifter. i mean, this is all going on in my head. >> reporter: finally, at her husband's suggestion, the family moved from tuscan to washington state, caught help from a psychiatrist hypnotherapist. >> it allowed me to forgive myself, which was the piece of the puzzle i hadn't been able to put together. >> you're the martha i've known, full of life, joy and full of life and laugh. do you feel this process is what helped you get that back? >> i do. it was the spark that had gone dark in my life. >> reporter: now, four years later, martha is back in her hometown of tuscan, arizona, looking forward to opening a hypnotherapy franchise of her own. >> i was either going to go home with my tail between my legs or show people that what happened to
that it was a mistake. that we all make mistakes. that one bad chapter does not end the story. that was chapter 7. i'm now on chapter 8 and 9 and moving toward chapter whatever. >> what a great story. i think she will give so many people courage, perhaps, to do something that they have wanted to do. >> it's unusual circumstances, but i think a lot of people can relate to not dealing with things that might be happening inside, acting out in a way that would be unexpected, even to them. i think, most importantly, she shows a graceful way back. >> what was it like for you? somebody you grew up watching, to sit across and talk to her like that? >> you know, martha and i -- not only did i watch her growing up in tuscan, then we were colleagues and stayed friends. i know when this happened and it was all in the headlines, i tried to reach out to her. she was just -- it was hard. i think the message she received is you're in the defined by one
you. i'm very, very proud of her. >> it's great that she's doing so well now. >> yes. >> that story, she seemed so nice. she deserves a second chance and a new opportunity. now, that's chapter 8 and 9, going well. >> can't judge someone on their worst day. >> may we all not be judged that way. >> except willie. >> i knew you were going to say that. it was a bad day though. >> it was. a new take on snow white. we have your first look at "the huntsman" and the star-studd
we're back at 8:42. we have a sneak peek at a highly anticipated film with a lot of star power. >> "the huntsman"
tells the story that comes before the tale of snow white. katie got a chance to talk to the cast, the fairest of them all. >> it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so
>> reporter: yes, "the ntan winter's war" has everything, three strong female characters and chris hemsworth. >> you will become my huntsman. >> reporter: the time before snow white. two evil sisters threaten the land with darkness. >> we have much to do. we will bring fear. >> reporter: only huntsman eric and his secret lover, warrior sarah, can stop them. >> you look stunning. >> a lot of competition with hemsworth in the room. >> prettiest of us all. >> mirror, mirror on the wall. >> whoever gets the mirror will be unstoppable. >> lovely. >> it's what you get for working with three girls. >> so happy. >> i'm told it's a little less dark than "snow white and the huntsman." >> claws and stuff.
>> i mean, it is -- there's more humor. i think it's not as dark, yeah. >> what are you going to do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army? >> pretty much. >> it's a prequel. >> prequel to the sequel. back story that my character in the first one, when he's talking to snow white about his wife, it's filling in the blanks. also, where the huntsman came from. >> i once had a wife. i let her out of my sight, and she was gone. >> you play the wife that we heard about in the last movie, right? >> a fellow huntswoman working in the army of freya. >> world of
>> i'm the old queen. there's a new one now. >> are you just as evil? >> i don't know if i'm just as evil. there's a sad back story to why she becomes who she is and as cruel has she is. it's a great villain to play. >> men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. >> do you feel a little bit maybe intimidated because you were so believably evil in the last one, which i can only imagine means you're like that in real life? i'm just kidding. >> i was nervous. charlize is so mean. >> hello, i've missed you. >> you seem to be having a good time already, the four of you hanging out. >> i love fantasy. >> i do, too. >> especially playing a queen, you vamp it up and it's so fun. >> if you do go to the pub tonight, you should show up in these outfits. >> then we'll get to the pub. >> reporter: you've been warned. for "today," katie, nbc
we're back at 8:48. we have a story of a young fashion designer making quite a splash on the scene, attracting attention for her style and her age. tamron has her story. >> good morning. breaking into the hyper come t competitive world of fashion design is no small feet. iffy is not your average designer. after constantly bullied for her size, iffy came up with a creative way to respond. by creating her own line of clothing which includes plus size tf
found her way now to the catwalk. >> reporter: at new york's fashion week, the runways showcase the world's top designers. now, one fresh face is jumping into the spotlight. >> telling me how good i am at fashion. >> reporter: at just 10 years old, egypt, who goes by "iffy," is making her debut as the only child designer dressing curvy models. she's loving every second of it. >> sometimes i get my model's ideas and we agree on it and i make it. >> reporter: iffy began designing clothes after she was repeatedly bullied at school, often because of her size. >> i was bullied. they called me all kinds of names. one time i was stabbed with a pencil. >> reporter: iffy decided to fight back with her creativity and grandmother's sewing machine. >> she start
a sewing needle. she started designing clothes and sketching. >> reporter: it wasn't long before iffy was trading bullying for business, by launching chubby line, which she describes as bringing africa to america, one design at a time. >> when i see her line, i see a future in the fashion industry. >> fashion week, to see her at 10 years old, i felt so great. >> reporter: her threads are for all shapes and sizes. iffy loves to share her inspiring fashions with everyone. >> i like how you can interact with fabrics. get new ideas. >> reporter: it's her edmpowerig message that makes iffy stand out. >> i turned negative attention into positive attention. [ applause ] >> okay, we're all in love with her. you have to admit, the entire time i was learning about her story, i kept thinking about beyonce's song
stay classy and let your success be your revenge. her business model is the revenge on the bullies. now, she's a role model for a bunch of kids and adults, honestly. >> really talented. >> love her. >> it's a one name thing, too. iffy. i'm? >> cher. you know you're big when you have one name. she's so cute. >> great story. up next, can burgers save your life? just kidding. but can they help you live longer? we'll find out when we join ms. siri in the kitchen. first, this is "today" on
we're back at 8:53 with today food as part of our living longer, living better series. we have recipes that aren't just delicious but full of ingredients that may help you live longer. siri daly is here with two types of healthy burgers. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have our tasting crew, including your husband, downstairs. >> is he in the cage? >> no, not in the cage. >> have you been in the doghouse before? >> he's used to the doghouse. >> we're doing chickpea burgers. >> we're going to add cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and garlic. we want to pulse it until it reaches a paste-like consistency. >> i never
oh, put it on the other way, you're saying. i'm helpful, aren't i? >> it doesn't take long. see how it resembles that consistency? then we're going to remove it from there and put it in a bowl. add some mushrooms and carrots. we do these separately so we can get different textures. it's pastey. you want to try the lid again? >> take two. >> can you swyou the swap veget. remove those. now we're going to add the chickpea mixture to the veggies. do you want to grab the egg? we'll add the egg and the flour and some panko. we're going to mix it all up. this will make four burgers. >> okay. >> over here, we have them already formed. i'm going to add them to this hot skillet. get the skillet hot
the crispy texture to your burgers. important in a veggie burger, especially. >> carson assured me off the air these are great burgers. he's a tough critic. >> we made them the other night. it's fantastic. >> it gets krit s crispy on the because it's mushy on the inside. >> back here, we have mushroom and lentil burgers. we have mushrooms, lentils, worcester -- which i still don't know how to say the word. >> you nailed it. i don't know how to say it. >> i pulsed these in the food processor to make them fine. this is a cooled mixture. added the worcester. >> twice, back to back, wow. >> worcester sauce. >> we'll add the cooked lentils, an egg and bread crumbs again. >> similar process to the other one. >> exactly. >> all right. >> then we'll mix that up. mix it a little
here. seven minutes per side in a hot skillet. then -- >>rutabaga. >> rouutabaga fries. >> tell me about that. >> i didn't know you could cook with rutabaga. >> it's delicious. like a sweet potato fry. >> all right. >> double thumbs up downstairs. >> oh, yes! >> sstairs. >> see you at home, honey. >> we're back after your local news. 8:56 is your time on this wednesday, february 17th, 2016, good morning i'm eun yang. we have breaking news right now. detectives in prince georges county say they have confirmed 17 victims in that child sexual abuse case and pornography case.
good morning, a little sunshine breaking out. temperatures are above freezing climbing to around 40. later today it will hit the upper 40s. colder tomorrow, 20s in the morning, afternoon highs near 40. mild over the weekend. highs near 60 on saturday and sunday. monday, increasing clouds to the 50s. chance of rain on tuesday, changing to sn
this morning on "today's take," access denied. while paul mccartney was turned away on music's biggest night. baby, you can drive my car. a memorable carpool karaoke moment with sia. and fred armisen with a performance as tiny in ""zoolander 2."" l that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. it's wednesday morning, february 17th, 2016. i'm willie with al, natalie and tamron. we have a great crowd on the
great song. "losers" by the weekend featuring labrinth. get the clean version if you're playing it with kids, is what i'll say. there is a showdown between apple and the fbi. a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of san bernardino mass shooter syed farook. authorities trying to fill in 18 missing minutes of farook and his wife tashfeen's whereabouts on the day. the company said it's cooperating with the fbi but will fight the order. cook said the united states government has demanded apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook told cbs's "60 minutes" in decembert
the government makes us all vulnerable. here's what he said. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> basically, tim cook and apple are saying, we don't want to begin to explore the idea of hacking into a backdoor because then that's out there. the technology exists. >> it's creating a master key of encryption. >> right. a lot of people watch this and say, can't you get into the one phone without putting the rest of us at risk? that's the back and forth that's happening now. >> it's similar to what happened after 9/11, with the conversation over the patriot act. how far are you willing to go? how much of your security? as a result, we learned a lot more about the nsa than we as americans wanted them
whatever you think of snowden, he was part of opening our eyes to that. interesting. >> the government is basically worried about built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. then they're out for good and can't get the information they need. in the months later but in the middle of an investigation, if you're trying to track somebody down. >> if they could take the phone physically, fbi agents, go to apple, watch over them while they do it and give the phone back. >> it's not that simple. they're worried that not just the fbi, what the government can do. right now, you may trust the government. ten years from now, you may not trust the government. the otherish sh issue is, once created, who is going to protect that secret? can the chinese hack and get the information? it's potential threats internationally, is their point. >> apple, i think, the argument is clearly
but i think in the case where you had terrorists in the country, a lot of people look at it that way and say, yeah, it should be -- >> that was the question after 9/11. >> i can tell you law enfor enforcement in new york and other big cities feel they don't get enough cooperate from the silicon valley companies. the companies are protecting that you are customers first. >> there's a lot of conversation going on about this, including mark zuckerberg. >> we've been watching pope francis, who is visiting mexico. it's a six-day trip to mexico. earlier this week, you saw the touching video of him walking down the -- from the altar and blessing this wheat child in the wheelchair. it was a touching moment. yesterday, we saw what became a tense moment, actually. the pontiff is one who likes to really get in with the crowds and surround himself with people, as we saw here in the united states when he visited. he gets do i
of hand for him. he was at a western city, greeting the fans at this open-air mass. you see there a person reaching over the barricade and pulling at his robe. he crashes into a man in the wheelchair. the pope got a little peeved, which i think we can all understand. he's 79 years old, too, being pulled and yanked on to a person in a wheelchair. he basically said, don't be selfish. what's wrong with you? stop being so selfish. clearly understandable in that moment. scary for the person in the wheelchair, too. >> i don't think it was about him. i think he was like, watch out for this person in the wheelchair. >> i think it's the first time we saw the pope lose his cool a little bit maybe. >> to protect someone. >> it's a reaction i think any of us would show. >> we love this guy. >> another guy we love on the program who called in here
now, prince is just not anybody, of course. when prince takes a passport photo, he takes a passport photo. he tweeted this out. prince rogers nelson. >> is that blue steel? >> it's gone viral. he has the afro, he has the cheeks. he has it all going on. >> i mean, the pursed lips, the whole thing. >> the what lips? >> pursed lips. >> it looks like it's for a pho photoshoot. >> it probably was. >> i'm sure it was. >> only prince could have a passport photo like that. >> who is cooler than that guy? i'm racking my brain. >> next time, i'll do the blue steel for my passport photo. you can't smile anymore, right? >> you have to have a neutral expression. that's so hard. >> i look like i'm grimacing or like i'm so angry. >> i look like i shouldn't be let in
the problem is, it's probably lighting, as well. when we mere mortals get our passport, we're on the wall. no light, no nothing. >> he has nice shading, the whole thing. >> contouring. i don't know what's going on there. move on. so this caught our attention. amazing video of a high flying dunk routine. this is liberty university's soar ministry. they mix acrobatics, trampoline -- >> oh! >> is that crazy? >> central bantist church. that's a church i want to go to. >> it's in virginia. >> look at that, breaks the backboard. >> crazy. >> drop the mic, right? >> everybody say, amen. everybody say, hallelujah! >> through the legs, too. bam! >> incredible. >> good move. >> the church we need to go to and visit, virginia. >> what do you have going on,
facebook wall in the orange room. it's day 16 of our 25 days of give aways. and this is a great prize. we've got a nordic track recumbent bike from sears worth 6 hundred dolla $600. we want you to go to facebook and register to win. let's see how many people have liked us. $275,000. that's 21,000 up from yesterday. that's cool. we're closing in on 300,000. let's let johnny back up here safely, our camera guy. please go to facebook.com/todaystake. if we get to 300,000, tamron says you can go through her closet. rummage through it had. >> i didn't say that. by the way, rory says it is national act of kindness day. di
>> so i actually said as an act of kindness -- >> you'll let people go through your wardrobe. >> i said if you hit a million, that was the deal. >> let's take a look at the weather. look at this, jet stream way up to the north. unseasonably mild weather. possible parts of the southwest seeing records. phoenix, 91. amarillo, 78. dallas 74. tomorrow, look at the record highs from the rockies to the plains. 25 to 35 degrees above average. cleveland, 51. dallas, it will be 80. and on saturday, the heat continues to move east. new york city 54. jacksonville, 75. same in jackson. let's see how many people want a chance to go through tamron's wardrobe. getting close. fantastic. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we're getting above freezing
upper 30s near 40 in the metro area. sunshine breaking out and highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. this after a bit of a blustery wind. tomorrow lighter winds, sunshine and chiller. afternoon highs near 40. friday, partly cloudy, great weekend coming our way. may make get low 60s saturday and >> that's your latest weather. >> are we going through? >> your closet is nice, as well. how about this? 300,000, natalie -- >> oh, oh! you're giving it back to me. >> touche. >> what comes around goes around. >> you can come to my closet. i have three derek jeter t-shirts and boxers. >> gently used. >> derek jeter t-shirts? >> holes are in them.
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in your blender, blend it up and i'll call on you if you blend it first. the loser has to drink theirs at the end. >> oh, boy. >> ready. >> which do you eat the least off of. a, red plates, b, blue plates or, c, white plates. >> white plates. >> tamron! >> red plates. >> actually, it's red plates. that's because when our brain sees the color red, we automatically stop. your new habit is you can actually get rid of the white plates and eat off of red plates. or have a snack on a red napkin, and it'll slow you down effortlessly. question two, if you're trying to avoid chocolate, is it better to, a, think about chocolate. b, think about something else. c, tell yourself not to think about
go. >> i'll go with natalie. >> what was b? >> think about something else. >> that's it. >> our first instinct is to say, don't think about chocolate. but when we think about chocolate, we want it more. >> right. >> find some other distraction. >> that was right? >> okay. >> this one is tricky. >> what are you making, willie? >> you don't want to more. >> do you neeat more, a, sittin on the couch, or walking while you eat? >> sitting on the couch. no? >> actually, while you are walking, you tend to eat more. people ate five times more chocolate when they were standing than sitting. >> there's no liquid in here. >> it'll be hard to drink. >> willie keeps putting everything
>> next question, how long does food provide you with the feel good feeling after you eat it? is it three minutes, ten minutes or two hours. al? >> ten minutes. >> actually, it's only three minutes. really, a fleeting experience. your new habit is the next time you're eating something, remind yourself, it's going to be really quick. find something else that gives you a better boost. >> time for one more. >> willie is the loser so far. i have one. let's change it. >> willie, you'll have to drink that. >> whshould you reward yourself with a food treat, a non-food reward, c, nothing at all? we'll give willie a chance to answer. >> what was the question? oh, b, of course. >> non-food reward. >> is that right? >>
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anyway. who wouldn't want paul mccartney at their party? the singer was trying to enter a grammys after party where tyga was performing. here is actually what happened. >> how vib p do we got to get? >> they won't let you in? >> we need another hit, guys. work on it. >> we need another hit. work on it. after the video went viral yesterday, tyga told fans he didn't control the door and had no idea sir paul was there. even went on jimmy kimmel live last night last to invite paul mccartney to his next concert. paul was actually at the wrong party, it was said. even so, you're the doorman, it's paul mccartney, what? okay.
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taking a look at the headlines. the fda is recommending travelers who have gone to countries affected by the zika virus to hold off on donating blood a while. it wants the people to wait a month before donating blood to help protect the u.s. blood supply. in addition, people with zika-like symptoms, such as a rash, should put off blood donations for a month. a government-backed task force is calling for more research before deciding whether or not to recommend autism screening for young children, even when they don't show symptoms. many pediatricians already do routine screenings of children between 18 and 30 months, but the task force says it is impossible to say if this helps or hurts. about 1 in 68 children in the u.s. now have a diagnosis of
they say more study is needed before any recommendations are made. the list is in. for the fourth year in a row, nordstrom is america's favorite fashion retailer. that according to a market survey of more than 5700 consumers. marshals moved up five shots to number two. h and m tied for third. when high school orchestra was stranded at the airport, students passed the time the only way they know how. ♪ >> that is the american fork high school orchestra from utah. they spent four days at the nation's capital and performed at the kennedy center. a blast of snow cancelled their flight back left. left with no hotel or transportation wharks transportation, what do the kids do? they played a concert there in the terminal for the enjoyment of all to see. let's get a check of the weather from al.
thanks so much, natalie. we have a clipper coming across, bringing light snow. we also have heavy rain for the pacific northwest all the way down to california. let's go in and see howon our f. facebook.com/tod facebook.com/todaystake. getting close to 280,000. if you go in and register you got a chance to win a nordic track bike worth $600. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, live tower camera showing one shaft of sunday lighting coming down on the washington monument. few other breaks around the region. but still quite cloudy. temperatures around 40. mid and upper 40s, a little bit of a gusty wind. then it dies down tonight and a chilly day tomorrow. highs around 40. friday, highs mid40s after a cold start. much milder for the weekend. touch of spring on saturday and sunday. makes it into the low 60s both
>> that is your latest weather. spring might be coming early but it's not here yet. still feels like winter around these parts. the freezing temperatures are going to wreak havoc on our cars and homes. we have george here, host of george to the rescue. this is the case from shrinkage is a good thing. >> exactly. most cold air goes out your window. i have this thermal gun right here. if you want to shoot it at the wind window, you'll see it's like 62 degrees, something like that. shoot it inside the studio. >> 81. >> almost 90% of all heat goes out your windows and doors. hopefully -- >> yeah. >> easiest way to combat that is with this plastic shrink wrap. double side tape, hit it with a
blow-dryer. it gets super tight and it'll help. >> a lot of air comes through the outlets. >> people don't realize when it's against an exterior wall or light switch, you're losing up to 20% of the heat. if you want to combat that, put a foam thing on. turn off the electricity first. >> yes, good. >> literally, it's as easy as taking off your light speculate and put it on. it's going to combat the cold air coming in. >> going outside and you have a shovel. >> it wouldn't be a "today" show segment if i wasn't here with a shovel. wd-40 silicone is the best. also pam cooking oil. spray it on the edge. >> boom. >> good way to go. >> can you pretreat your sidewalk with this? >> put it on before the snow comes. use a plant and pet friendly one. >> george, thanks so much. we're talking cold car problems here. car coach, lauren, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> i want t
and generations. go in the driveway, turn it on and let it run. good or bad idea? >> two minute it is all you need. start it up, clean off the snow and ice, make sure i can see your taillights and head lights and head off. >> why can't i get the car warm? >> first off, you need to know there is an actual crime ring going around, looking for people who leave their cars running in their driveway or on the street. it's a gift. they jump in the car and take it. it would be a scary situation. >> people drive around and look for running cars in driveways and take off with them? >> it's up 30%. >> is it bad for the car, to let it idle that long in the driveway? >> it's not good for the engine and you're getting zero miles to the gallon. >> you say to keep half a tank of gas. why? >> below, you're creating moisture in the gas tank from the heating and cooling of starting the car and shutting it off. ou
have fuel line freeze up and will keep you from getting the car started. >> do you bundle up the kids? >> put them in the car seat, buckle them up, put a blanket over them. use the heated heats if you have them. it's the smartest way to go. you want to be safe with your kids. >> thank you very much. natalie? so you're home and your car is toasty. what about you? here with ways to stay warm without sacrificing style is the style director for "good housekeeping" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> all about the coat. i actually have one of these. >> you're in a great coat. this is from northface. inflated, it traps the hot air so you stay warm. this is a great time to buy a winter coat. they're 30% cheaper than what that would have been at the start of the season. this is a three-in-one
it has a removable liner. this isn't just a vest. >> you can take it out? >> it's a full jacket liner. under $150. keeps you super warm. the parka is trendy for this season. >> you'll show us how to do a scarf the right way. >> exactly. >> i try to figure this out. >> under $12. put it behind your neck, wrap it around, tie a knot. >> over and under. >> so it's up against your neck. >> if you don't want to do all the tying, you can do the snood. >> everyone are wearing these. super chic and will keep you warm. >> all about waterproofing. >> this is the boot of the winter. a lot are on sale now. starting with the sneakers, $64 on up. i'm wearing a pair now. they have heels and wedges but they also have the
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"snl" alum fred armisen, a talented and busy man, is starring in "portlandia," which is amaze skpg ying and you can' it. he's leading the band with seth meyers every night. somehow, fred found time to make a small appearance in "zoolander 2." i can't take my eyes off that character. fred, good morning. >> good morning. >> his name is v-i-p but he's vip. what's his deal? >> he's an 11-year-old child. the way they shot it was, you know, nowadays, with cgi, you don't have to always be in front of a green screen. they can shrink you down on the set. that's what they did. the thing with those scenes are, i had to look up while they looked down. >> a lot of hard work,
>> hard job i have. very, very hard job. >> it's like doing your own stunts. >> it is very much so. i hurt my eyes. >> speaking of hurting your eyes, watching you in "portlandia," i can't take my eyes off you. you are a camellia, playing so many characters. is there something about that that you enjoy doing? playing so many people? >> i have no real personality. you know, the whole thing is so much fun for me. the same thing when i was doing "snl." it's like i get to put on wigs and be different characters. nothing better. >> where do you come up with the characters? are they inspired by people you meet, conversations you overhear? >> i think it's from people i actually see on tv. i'll see something online, on tv, if i'm traveling, i'll hear someone from another country that sometimes forms that. sometimes, i have no
no idea where something comes from. it's like a matter of luck. >> wow. >> always fun about "portlandia" is hipsters love that show. rightly so. i'm like, you know he's making fun of you, right? >> it's more of a tribute. the characters are very much like ourselves. it's not that different. a lot of characters are pretty much the way that i am and we are. >> you do great accents. for example, you can differentiate between the bronx, brooklyn and long island. >> i'm an expert. >> what's the difference? >> brooklyn is in here. bronx is down here. bronx, there's more -- it's a little louder. more confident. long island, a lot of, um, pausing. um, and -- >> and the tongue clicking. >> a little bit of that. queens is more like this. >> nasally. >> that's the sort of,
in the treble. queens is here. >> treble and bass. >> right. >> it's all about the bass. >> a great linguist on top of everything else. fred armisen, one of the funniest people on the planet. congrats on the movie. "zoolander 2" starring vip, his character, is in theaters now, th thanks. >> thanks, guys. the organ i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity >> thanks, guys. the organ in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make.
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over 30,000 people in the united states live with a life-threatening lung condition that severely limits the ability to breathe. it's called cystic fibrosis. you're about to meet a young woman living in alabama who got the help she needed from an unexpected place. here's angel's story. >> reporter: she's smart, sally and fu -- sassy and full of life. over the last few years, the spark is fading. she suffers from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening condition that limits her ability to breathe. >> it was like breathing through a straw. i coughed more. i didn't have much energy. i just was not at my top. >> reporter: back in december 2014, angel's lung function rapidly declined. she was admitted to the hospital in birmingham, alabama, where doctors had no choice but to
she was a proud military wife. >> she just loved life. just life itself. >> reporter: in a stunning twist of fate, courtney's aunt attended the same church as angel lynn's granddad, and the family had been praying for years. when courtney passed away, angel lynn's prayers were answered. the two were a perfect match. >> what that did for angel lynn, it allowed her to get a total block, which means she received our daughter's heart and both lungs, as opposed to the typical heart and one lung. that's a miracle in and of
no matter how close i came to losing a child, i don't know how that feels. all i can do is hope that -- to say angel lynn is doing well, you know, helps ease the loss a little bit. >> reporter: it's courtney's zest for life that lives on in angel lynn. >> it was hard. the one thing that helped me out through all of this is angel lynn. from the first time i heard her name and saw her face, i knew this is how i was going to get through. >> going home. >> going home. i'm finally going home. >> reporter: angel lynn's doctors hope her heart and lungs will last for years to come. >> hello, there. >> reporter: last month, courtney's family visited with angel lynn. >> it was a loss for both of us. >> yes, ma'am. we appreciate it so much. you don't know what it means. >> i'm going to graduate high school. i'm going to
i'm going to grow up. i've got a new guardian angel. now that i have her heart and her lungs, i have a new beginning. >> beautiful
story. courtney saved or enrich td lives of six people upon her death. the number climbs to more than 100 people who were helped by her soft fitissue donation. we'll be right back. this is "today" on nbc.
9:57 is your time on this wednesday, february 17th, 2016. good morning, i'm eun yang. today a former school board mem accused of stealing $1,300 of free school lunches for her children. she faces theft and fraud charges. tracy wilkins is in court. we'll send you updates through the nbc washington app. let's check your forecast.
sunshine breaking out throughout the afternoon. a bit of a blustery wind. chillier tomorrow, sunshine near 40. then, feeling like spring for saturday and sunday in time for the weekend. great for outdoor activities. low 60s during the afternoon saturday and sunday. increasing clouds monday. could get rain on tuesday. that's looking like it would change to snow tuesday night into wednesday. stay
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! it's wines day wednesday. it's february 17h. and that is snap back by old dominion. >> that's nice. oh, nice. >> that sounds like an actual sound. wow! we are very excited today. we have a terrific actor with us, joseph fines. he is making headlines for playing michael jackson in an upcoming tv special. he's also starring in a really exciting, beautiful new film called "risen," a very interesting story line that i found to just be --