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good morning. breaking overnight. a report that president trump's transition team was told michael flynn was under federal investigation but the president hired him anyway. this as the justice department named a special prosecutor to look into the alleged ties to russia. with the white house blind sided. temperatures set to soar into the 90s from texas to maine. record highs likely in new york, boston and philadelphia as a new outbreak of severe weather targets millions in the plains days after devastating tornadoes. >> surprise loss, chris cornell dies
the sound garden's lead singer's death following a concert in detroit. the family and friends shocked. an investigation is now underway. and concussion controversy. nfl star tom brady facing serious questions this morning after this revelation from his wife, gisele bundchen. >> he had a concussion last year. >> but the nfl had no record of them. did the quarterback hide injuries to stay on the field? the nfl says it wants answers. from nbc news, this is today with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on a thursday morning. there have been a lot of developments overnight. >> it's like a broken record. the top story, new bomb shells concerning the white house.
despite a warning to president trump's transition team, michael flynn, that he was under federal investigation, he was still named national security adviser. >> that news hours after robert mueller was appointed special prosecutor in the russia investigation. our team is all over these angles. we'll talk live to jason chaffetz who chairs the oversight house committee. let us start with peter alexander with new reporting. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the former fbi direct robert mueller taking over the russia investigation. he has a broad mandate to look into russia's interference in the 2016 campaign and election as well as possible collusion between trump campaign aides and russian operatives. mueller has a full plate with a new focus on who knew what and when about michael flynn's ties to
new this morning, another bomb shell. "the new york times" reporting michael flynn told trump's transition team that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for turkey during the campaign. despite the warning, mr. trump made flynn his national security adviser before firing him 24 days into his presidency. it comes as the russia investigation is now under new management. former fbi director robert mueller taking over as special counsel. the president only recently ripped into the investigation releasing a measured statement insisting a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know, that there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity, adding i look forward to this matter concluding quickly. mueller's appointment blind siding the white house. they only worded it after the order was signed. ro
it's in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appointment a special prosecutor for this matter. democrats and republicans praising the move. >> i think this is a positive thing for the american people. there's no conflict of interest from the hill, the white house, or from within the justice departme department. >> reporter: this morning a report that could strain the relationship between the president and republican leaders. "the washington post" reporting how majority leader kevin mccarthy said during a private conversation last summer there's two people i think people paid, the california congressman and trump. when some lawmakers laughed, mccarthy quickly added, swear to god. the comment captured in a recording the post said it listened to. speaker ryan interrupts saying no leaks. this is how we know we're a real family here. ryan's people dismissing the talk.
>> everybody laughs. you know it's a joke. that's all there is to it. no one believes it to be true. >> reporter: back at the white house, the president leaves for his first foreign trip tomorrow. this morning hosting the president of colombia, this is his first time taking question since word he shared classified with the russians and now the appointment of the special counsel. >> all right. peter, thank you. let's dive deeper into robert mueller's appointment as special counsel to run the investigation. pete williams is our justice correspondent. this broke about 12 hours ago. tell me the reaction to mueller and can he truly be independent? >> reporter: a positive reaction from capitol hill and elsewhere. the justice department wanted someone with instant
he has it all. it will take him a little while to get up to speed, but it's hard to think of anybody who could do that more quickly. he'll have all the power of the u.s. attorney. he can approve avenues of investigation, authorize subpoenas for witnesses or get documents. the last independent counsel was kenneth star. the law allowing the appointment of independent counsels lapsed in 1999 because congress was concerned investigations could be too free wheeling. as special counsel he has less independence. if he wants to expand the investigation, he'll have to get permission from the deputy attorney general, the person who appointed him, and a special counsel can be fired for misconduct or violating justice department policies but congress has to be told why. thank you. >> that brings us to jason
testify before that committee next week. congressman, good morning. let me ask you about the appointment of director mueller. do you have confidence in him? do you expect to accept his results, whatever he finds? >> i think he'll be broadly supportive. he has a storied history, ten years leading the fbi in the bush and the obama administration. it couldn't be a better choice. he's in the latter part of his career with nothing to prove. he'll be a fabulous job. >> is this a fabulous case of when you need a special prosecutor? >> i don't know that i would have done that. i have not seen evidence of collusion. it begs the question, why do they need a special prosecutor? what are they trying to prosecutor? but the department of justice made this case. there are a lot of people who wanted to see this. i think he'll do a good job. >> isn't it fairly
investigation by the fbi and then the fbi director gets fired by the person who is at the center of the investigation, his campaign, isn't that a pretty clear case of needing a special prosecutor? >> some have made that case. i just believe that there are literally thousands of career fbi agents, men and women who also have impeccable credentials. what i like about the selection of mueller is he used to run that organization. you won't lose the benefit of the work that has been done over the last several months. he'll be able to take it up and continue. >> congressman, i have to ask you about the story, "the new york times" reporting that michael flynn goes to the transition team for trump before taking office and says, look, i'm under federal investigation for possibly secretly working for turkey during the campaign and despite that information being given to the trump transition, he's made the national security adviser and given access to the most
government. does that make any sense to you? >> well, i think one of the questions that also needs to be asked along that way is the white house itself does not make a determination as to whether or not somebody gets a security clearance. that goes to the office of -- >> but wait. but you're putting him in that position where he has access to all those secrets and you know he's under federal investigation for secretly working for another country. >> well, that's why -- it wasn't necessarily a secret. he is disclosing that. our committee has made a reference, the oversight committee, has made a recommendation for final determination. general flynn should not have taken money from turkey or russia, but the group that actually makes the determination as so whether or not they get a security clearance is the office of the director of noshl intelligence. >> but hiring him as the national security adviser, does that sound like good judgment in your opinion? >> well, look,
also look at the odni as to whether or not he has the proper security clearances. and i do think that donald trump did make the right decision in that he let him go 24 days into it. and i think the president did make the right decision. >> should he have been fired in the first place i guess is the question. >> you can argue he probably shon shouldn't, but maybe knowing what we know now, he shouldn't have. but he did dismiss him. >> congressman, thank you so much and keep us post first down you hear from director comey whether he'll testify. >> let's bring nicole wallace, jeremy bash, good morning to both of you. nicole, we'll talk about robert mueller in a second. the appointment of the special counsel happened on the 119th day of this administration. if you're the president or a
best face on what is happening right now? >> everything i know from trump confidants inside the white house and inside the office is this white house staff has gone from tense to something a little more dire in the last 72 hours. i think at some level, and i have jeremy describe this as a darker cloud, people call it lawyering up, people retain personal counsel, but i think in some ways in terms of being able to turn this over to someone who -- bob mueller is a national treasure. to be able to turn this whole case file over to someone who is trusted by both sides is in some ways the first opportunity the white house has to begin to turn the page on this story. >> and to you, jeremy, about director mueller, we here pete talking about independence. he still answers to the deputy attorney general. is there any question in
able to conduct this investigation independently and go wherever it leads him? >> no question. i know bob mueller. i've worked with him and his team in the past. he's fearless but fair. he has independence, credibility, and experience to not only lead the case agency, fbis who are leading the matter already, but he has a broad mandate. there's no time limit set. he can investigate not just ties between russia and trump but any other matter that arises. that's an expansive phrase that gives him broad ways to investigate. >> that's an important point. do you think as part of this investigation he might subpoena donald trump's tax returns? and secondly, can he control leaks? because leaks coming out of an investigation can undermine the credibility of the person conducting that investigation. >> i think he will subpoena not just tax
or financial records that show connections between the trump organization and russian officials whether in the putin government or in the private sector. i think that's an issue in this case. i think he will be able to control leaks. he's shown he can do that in the past. >> nicole, the reaction from the white house and the president himself is measured. he released a statement. he haven't seen a tweet on this. do you think the message has gotten through to him that not only does what he say carrie political significant kans, but in this case, it's legal as well. >> i think the message started to get through early yesterday. i know that was the effort underway at the white house inside and outside. they were trying to make clear that this question that hangs over him is going to prevent him from doing anything else he wanted to do on the world stage or anything else he wants to communicate will be impossible until he starts to lift this ou
thank you so much. and nicole, show plug. we'll have more on msnbc "deadline white house". concerns over what's happening in washington has spread to wall street. the dow jones dropping on wednesday. you can see the dramatic and sudden drop compared to last week's other closings. nbc news business cover spon dant stephanie rules at the stock exchange. is this wall street's way of saying we don't like turmoil in washington. we like tax reform and infrastructure bills and elimination of regulations? >> matt, you hit the nail on the head. wall street is in search of trump's agenda. remember, president obama handed us a strong and steady economy, but that trump rally was based on the pro business promises we heard over and over. you mentioned them. tax reform. deregulation. a big infrastructure
when was the last time you heard about that agenda? mitch mcconnell himself said this is really going to delay our agenda. it's all about russia right now. >> and you know, stephanie, independent investigations like the one that robert mueller is about to set off on, they don't take weeks or months. they can take years. so -- >> without a doubt. >> is this going to be a long, bumpy road for wall street? >> it could be. this overhang isn't a positive. the market loves predictability. they like to know what they're going to get. that's the opposite of what we're getting out of the white house. it doesn't mean it's bad news. it's just uncertainty. yesterday we saw banks get hit the hardest. because that's a sector that would benefit from deregulation from tax cuts. if you're a small investor, this is about watching the market. if you're a big investor, you're saying she show me the money, when is this going to deliver,
movants. >> stephanie, thank you. and now we move to some sad news overnight for music fans. the lead singer of sound garden, chris carnel died suddenly at 52. it came as a surprise. >> it did. he had been on tour with his band and died hours after a performance in detroit. a spokesperson saying his wife and family are shocked. ♪ >> this morning friends, family, and fans are mourning the loss of the lead singer of sound garden. one of the most popular bands from the alternative rock movement in the 90s. cov kornel performing last week. he madeis
garden selling 22 million albums and winning two grammys creating hits such as "black hole sun" and "fell on black days". before branching out to create the band called audio slave, he also pushed himself as solo artist. one of his big e hits? "you know my name" the theme song to the 2006 james bond movie. in recent years his appearances included a touching performance in 2015 with his daughter, tony, covering the bob marley classic, "redemption song". no official word yet on the cause of his death. he tweeted just hours before last night's performance, hash tag detroit, finally back to rock city. sad news this morning. sheinelle, thank you. we heard from c
generation. we are praying for his family. >> we are. let us move to dylan in for al. we're going to get hot today. >> it is most likely going to break records in the northeast. the heat setting a stage for a big storm system through the plains states today. a high risk through kansas and oklahoma of tornadoes that stay on the ground for a long period of time. large hail. perhaps greater than two inches in diameter possible. this whole general area is looking for a possible tornado outbreak. it will get going around 4:00 this morning local time. it will most likely stick around until 7:00 or 8:00 at night. you can see the storms moving east. into friday we'll start to see them move into the northwest. the tornado outbreak will be the big story through the plains. your local forecast is coming up in the next 30 seconds.
i'm chuck bell nature quiet start to the day. it's going to be a hot day outside today. 92 degrees. chances for a shower or thunderstorm today are generally in the 20% to 30 % range. hot, mostly dry. today a better chance for thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. into the weekend, a fair amount of clouds but we should be dry and cooler. weekend highs only in the mid 70s. >> that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you. patriots fans, new controversy for tom
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® pocketpaks for fresh breath on the go. 7:26 on this thursday, may 18th, 2017. good morning to you. in the news this morning, parents want answers as to why their little boy was in the street when he was hit and killed by a car. the six-year-old boy was hit near livingston road and south capital street southeast last night. d.c. police said it was a hit and run. the driver is cooperating this morning. it's not clear if any charges will be filed. >> if you drive to work, mcarthur boulevard will be closed. it started more than 18 hours ago. it's still a
now. let's check on the rest of the roads with melissa mollet and your traffic. good morning. macarthur between reservoir and fox closed. inner loop local lanes after indian head highway, crash in the center lane this morning. livingston road between ox ton road, closed. 270 southbound at shady grove closed. >> we'll check your forecast next. stay with us.
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♪ >> all right. 7:30. it's thursday. the 18th day of may. 2017. you see those people out there today? >> i do. >> the it's going to be like a deodorant commercial later. we're going into the 90s. going to get a little muggy. it's the hottest day so far this year. >> they're waving because they're sure. >> by the way, if they come back tomorrow, we don't recommend they stay until tomorrow but come back tomorrow, a great concert from mary j.blige. >> hoda is down in bermuda with kathie lee. >> let's get to the headlines. according to new york times, a report weeks before president trump's
flynn told the transition team that he was under federal investigation for working as a paid lobbyist for turkey. he was hired as national security adviser anyway before being fired 24 days into trump's presidency. we'll have more on that and the appointment of a special counsel in the russia investigation in a moment. and a jury has acquitted a oklahoma police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. she shot and killed a man in the tulsa last september. she said he failed to comply with multiple commands. the family called the police department corrupt. a bird struck a plane's engine after takeoff from the dulles international airport. and the crew was forced to return to that airport once the plane landed safely, it was sprayed with foam to avoid a fire. no injuries were
now let us turn back to the overnight developments from the white house. peter alexander joins us again. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. robert mueller taking over the justice department investigation of interference in the 2016 campaign, he'll also look into collusion of russian operatives and the campaign aides. muler is now in charge of prosecutors and fbi agents in multiple field agents. the deputy general made the appointment yesterday. he's overseeing the investigation after jeff sessions recused himself. the justice department spokesperson says the white house counsel's office was informed about the appointment of a special counsel after the order was signed. they were given 30 minutes before the news was made public. the president reacting in a statement saying as i have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know. there was no collusion between mya
t ty. i look forward to this matter concluding quickly. the president is expected to take questions for the first time since this news broke. >> peter, thank you. a new controversy around tom brady. it's triggered by something that his wife has revealed in a new interview. we have stephanie gosk on this story. good morning. it's not hard to find people who still want to talk about tom brady and the patriots' 2016 football season, love them or hate them. it was pretty remarkable. what has people talking this morning is what gisele bundchen has to say. has her husband suffered concussions he never told anyone about? these days tom brady and his wife have a lot to smile about. the patriots' quarterback overcame a four game suspension to pull off the greatest comeback
suffer a concussion in 2016 that no one knew about? >> he has a concussion last year. i mean, he has concussions -- we don't talk about it, but he does have them. >> reporter: the statement set off a fire storm. nfl rules state no one is allowed to play with a concussion, not even tom brady. last queer he reported injuries to his knee and thigh but no concussion. the league waste nod time putting out a statement by the afternoon saying there were no records of a head injury or concussion. adding we have been in contact with the nfl players' association. and we'll work together to gather more information about the medical staff and mr. brady. the nfl player's association said they would look into the issue. the commissioner spoke to matt about concussions at the beginning of the season. >> do you think the fans care?
fans. they care about the players today in the future. and they want to know that we're taking care of them. >> reporter: some observers worry players may not always be honest. >> if the it's a severe concussion, that's easy to detect. if they're having headaches or they're nauseous or they feel a little sleepy, those are easy symptoms to hide. >> gisele bundchen has always fiercely defended her husband like in this loss against the giants. the couple has been married since 2009 with two kids. brady who turns 40 this summer has no plans to retire. >> if it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. she told me that last night. three times. i said too bad, babe. i'm having too much fun. >> reporter: but gisele clearly
mean. >> i'm planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we're 100, i hope. >> brady credits the healthy lifestyle for his longevity in the sport. a big part is his plant-based diet, an idea that came from his wife. but football is brutal. one big hit, and his career could be over. >> that raises important questions. are there ways to get around the protocol, especially if you're a high profile player like tom brady? >> that's a good question. >> and this is where we turn to dylan and she says i love tom brady. >> he's so dreamy. >> just do the weather. >> all right. let's look at the heat across the northeast. temperatures breaking records. 10 to 20 degrees above average. record of 90 degrees being broken. hartford,
temperatures cold back through the rockies. highs are only in the thi30s an forts. and we could see up to 36 inches of snow in the rockies. that's a look at the weather across the country. good morning. temperatures are in about the low 70s in the area up to the upper 60s. 69 dulles. 72 in the district. we will quickly be warming up again today. by lunchtime sunny skies. dry. 85 degrees. there's a chance we could see a stray shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. not for everybody. temperatures will be in the low 90s by happy hour. tomorrow near 90. afternoon storms. that cools us into the mid 70s for the weekend. and for your forecast, any time check out the weather channel on cable. >> always good information. dylan, thank you. coming up, are
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sharks. today jeff rossen is in los angeles with more. >> reporter: good morning. we had quite a day. she these sharks with swimming in shallow water. i went on a boat to see if they're back, and boy, are they ever. this morning where they're going and how to stay safe at the beach before you get in the water. new this morning. sharks spotted off the coast of south carolina. >> they're out there. >> the beach packed with people. the sharks just feet away. across the country in california -- >> it's right there. >> we spot them too. >> there's the fin in the water. you see the fin in the water? there's a shark right there. >> great whites feet off long beach, and it's not just one. shark after shark. >> i have another one right over here. >> spotted in
offshore. >> this is where we swim. this is where our kids swim. this is about as far out as i would come with my kids. we're close to the shoreline. and there have been several recent attacks. in florida a shark attacked this teenager biting his foot and ankle. in hawaii, this man narrowly escaped after a 12 -foot shark attacked him. >> his leg was completely mauled. >> and in california this mother of three attacked. a great white dragging her under nearly killing her. >> i see a fin. >> now researchers from the cal state long beach shark lab are trying to track the shark's every move, and they invited us along. when the sharks get close, they spring into action. >> okay, the researchers are putting the net in the water. we have eyes on the shark. look how close we are to the beach. the shark is right over here. they're going to try to capt
>> they corral a great white to the side of the boat thrashing around. but they're not done yet. >> now, go, lift. >> transferring her to a special water bath for tagging. they're going to put this tracker on to the shark. what does this do? >> this is basically a fit bit for sharks. it's a little backpack that we made. it will measure every motion the shark makes. >> it also tells you what beach these sharks are going to? >> yes. it's telling us what the shark is experiencing. is that a camera? >> it is a camera. it logs six hours worth of video today so we can see what the shark is doing. >> that's not the only video under water. researchers now deploying cameras for facial recognition. that's right. as the sharks pass, they can tell which one it is. it turns out, they have different faces, and this summer
arming local life guards with drones to spot sharks from above. warning swimmers earlier0r)k5]÷ closing beaches faster. as for the baby great white on our boat? they release her. you'll be able to track her starting now? >> we'll be able to follow her movements along this beach and wherever else she goes tonight. >> and this will keep us safer? >> the more we know, the safer we can be at the beach. >> they're doing great work. researchers say most sharks will swim right by, but not always. and the thing that surprised me most is it's really hard to spot sharks right on the water. sometimes they come to the surface where you can see the fin, but so often they're under water. you wouldn't see them until they're on you. that's why those trackers and the drones are so important. >> why didn't you get in the water with that facial recognition camera? >> you don't want to see me without a shirt.
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7:56 is your time on this thursday, may 18th, 2017. good morning. we want to get right to melissa mollet far check on the roads in your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. delays both directions on the red line right now. in northwest, macarthur boulevard all lanes blocked because of the water main break. northbound gw before 123, a crash reported there. and inner loop after indian head highway, local lanes single left lane is getting by. >> we'll take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
another hot day today. 92 for a high temperature. and a air quality alert today. near 90 tomorrow afternoon. storms. that gives us a cooler weekend. mid 70s saturday and sunday and staying dry. >> tonight at 6:00, the popular additions many people add to save money. why this could slow firefighters done in an emergency. that's coming up.
it's 8:00 on coming up, what did they know? a new report says the trump transition was warned michael flynn was under federal investigation but hired him as national security adviser anyway. this as the justice department put a special prosecutor on the case. plus throwing shade. some of the top sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as they claim. what you may need to know this summer. and a girlfriend's guide to fun. >> welcome to camp. >> i'm so happy you're here. >> natalie and jenna kick off a new series about letting loose and enjoying life. first stop? summer camp for fun adventure. >> i'm shaking like a
>> today's thursday, may 18th, 2017. >> it's hometown thursday. where is everybody from? >> ohio. >> jacksonville, florida. >> you have done everything on your list except -- >> a picture with the "today" show gang. >> "today" show. >> wait a minute. you look familiar. have you been here before? >> 20 years ago. >> wait a minute. there's matt and al. two good looking guys. >> where are you from? >> virginia beach. >> where are you from? >> illinois? >> shout out to everyone from my hometown, wichita, kansas. >> we have fifth graders in matching t shirts. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today" on a very warm thursday morning. i got to say, the crowd is getting a special treat today. look who has
plaza. >> group hug. i missed everybody. >> the return. >> you should have seen the hug in the hlway. i attacked her when i saw her. >> and you're here on a perfect day. shake shack is here. we have the founder and the culinary director standing by. up in studio 1a. they're going to make their most beloved burger and tell you the recipe kind of so you can make it at home. >> we cannot wait. first, we mentioned that hoda and kathie lee are on the road. they're in bermuda. thanks for investigating that. tough gig. what's going on? >> it's a bermuda beautiful day. >> it is. this place is spectacular. >> these flowers are from a garden of the man who owns this
gorgeous resort we're broadcasting from. >> guess who we hung out with or kath did most of the day? >> michael douse lglas. >> his family goes back to the 1600s here. he shows me a tour, the likes of which i might never recover. you know what i'm saying. >> the difference between guys and girls, i love michael douglas, but i was checking out the boat and the car. >> oh, that's so sad. is that matt who said that? matt, michael wants to play golf with you. >> tell him i'll get it done. i love michael. >> that would be fun. >> we look forward to catching up with you. natalie will join for trending in the let's get caught up on the top stories of the morning. here's the news at 8:00. at the white house there is ongoing fallout after another shocking revelation. michael flynn was hired as national security
despite the trump transition team being made aware he was under federal investigation. the white house was blind sided yesterday by the announcement. a special counsel will take over the russia probe and the president lashing out on twitter with all the illegal acts that took place in the clinton campaign and obama administration, there was never a special counsel appointed. this is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in american history. this morning, mounting questions about michael flynn. president trump ousted national securitied a viey adviser. flynn told the trump transition team before the inauguration he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for turkey during the presidential campaign. and with questions about russia swirling, this morning lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are applauding the decision to appoint robert mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation in the mettlingn
thing for the american people. >> he has a superb reputation. >> reporter: the president saying a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know. there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. i look forward to this matter concluding quickly and mueller, i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my abilities. mueller will now have the full authority to investigate the russian matter. another bomb shell. the washington post reporting how majority leader kevin mccarthy told republican colleagues in june there's two people i think putin pay, a republican congressman and trump. when lawmakers laughed, he added swear to god. ryan quickly interrupted. no leaks. this is how we know we're a real family here. the post says the comments were captured on a recording it listened to. leader mccarthy telling nbc news -- >> everybody laughs so you know it's a joke and that's
no one believes it to be true. >> reporter: paul ryan echoing mccarthy saying this entire exchange was an attempt at humor. no one believed the majority leader was seriously asserting that trump or any of our members were being paid by the russians. now, we're expecting to hear more about all of this today. the president and house speaker are expected to hold news conferences in just a few hours. all right. christen, thank you. coming up next, when it comes to sunscreen, are you getting with what you paid for. the released results from consumer report. and the big stars in high fashion on display during the opening night of the caan film festival. and jenna bush hager on a sleep adventure, sleep away camp for grownups. first, these messages. voice: i loved it. where's another place you've been?
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double means double. ♪ ♪ ♪ back now with new concerns being raised about the sunscreens you use on yourself and your children. >> this is important and coming from the folks at consumer reports. >> reporter: good morning. beach season is just around the corner. a new study by consumer reports out this morning is
help sunscreen buyers avoid getting burned. the results show a lot of the spf numbers on the label are higher than the actual protection in the lotion and sprays inside your bottle. a major notice on sunscreen just in time for summer. a new study says the advertised level of spf protection on labels could be critically off. in a report released this morning, consumer reports says that some sunscreens fail to provide the level of protection promised on the package. up to 58 lotions, sprays q and sticks evaluated by consumer reports, 20 tested at less than half their labeled spf number. >> you have the risk of damaging your skin if you're relying on it to protect yourself. >> according to this study, five product labelled with an spf of 50 or 50 plus had a level between 0 and 9. consumer reports called out natural sunscreens as well. >> we found the natural sunscreens and those are the
ones th ones that don't perform as well as the products that have a chemical active ingredient. the fda does not regularly test sunscreens on the market. leaving that responsibility to the manufacturers themselves. the fda echoing that policy in a statement to nbc news. saying manufacturers of all drug products including sunscreens are subject to fda inspection and may be subject to fda action if they are found to be not in compliance with federal law. also troubling, inconsistency within brands themselves. >> we had some products that of one particular brand that did very well in our tests and came in high on the ratings and others that didn't. >> reporter: the personal care products counsel which represents many popular sunscreen brands disagrees with the findings saying it appears that consumer reports testing methods are notsi
not the same testing required by the product manufacturers to assign the spf designation. several products not high marks. >> walmart brand and copper tone's water babies 50 were rated excellent with at least 85% of advertised spf. however, copper tone's high performance spray spf 30 has 49% or less spf than what appears on the label. ren response the parent company says it goes beyond what the fda requires which includes the evaluation of our products by experts. experts say you can do a few things to make sure your sunscreen is effective as possible. some experts recommend shake the bottle to make sure the active ingredien a
distributed and always make sure you're storing it at room temperature. >> good advice, jo. thank you. and this is going to be a day here on the east coast. you'll need sunscreen. >> absolutely. especially with temperatures into the 90s. and a risk of strong storms. not only across the eastern great lakes but back toward the plains. southern kansas into north central oklahoma, this is a high risk area. tornadoes stay on the ground for an extended period of time, large hail possible. also heavier downpours, dangerous cloud to ground lightning. there are 28 million people at risk. tomorrow it shifts to the east a little bit. st. louis will see possibility of some strong storms but still right through kansas back down into oklahoma. we still have the risk of tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds, and all the other things that go along with those severe storms. as for rain, we could see some brief flashlo
could see 2 to 3 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts. here's a peek out your window. at home bright sunshine across downtown washington. clouds outside, but nonetheless, enough sun getting through to warm things up. everybody now around d.c. is in the 70s. 72 in manassass. 72 now at reagan national airport. afternoon highs today, another sizzler up into the upper 80s and low 90s today. a little cooler tomorrow because of a higher chance for thunderstorms friday afternoon and evening. dry for most of your weekend plans. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. time for trending right now. look who's here. natalie. jenna bush hager, sheinelle. >> we like to call ourselves team trouble. >> that's the truth.
>> everything. >> we are getting a little bit of an early taste of summer this week. raise your hands if you love iced coffee. >> i do. >> no? >> no? >> i'll get the sweet and low for you. >> raise your hand if you hate it when it gets diluted because the ice starts to melt. starbucks. >> really? >> i like it. >> you like it? >> well, the coffee can be a little strong sometimes. like scotch, i like it a little watered down. >> this pretty much takes away this story. starbucks has a solution getting a lot of buzz. coffee ice cubes. made of coffee instead of water. they don't dilute your drik when it melts. the hack isn't new. i think my family has been doing it for a long time, but starbucks is doing a trial run in select areas. they'll charge you an $0.80 upgrade. >> that seems high. >> you pay for a coffee drink. it's coffee.
>> but $0.80? doesn't that seem high? >> how much would you pay for a straight coffee? >> you have to put less coffee for ice cubes. it's all the same amount of coffee. >> thank you. >> so is an ice cube displacing coffee, so the it's taking the space of the water. >> but it's the same amount of coffee. >> matt will pay for it all. >> it costs to make them. >> it doesn't cost anything to make them. >> let's change the subject. ikea the furniture, it turns out if you were one of the store's early customers, and i mean an early customer you could be sitting on a gold mine if you went to ikea early. look at this chair. it was released a year after the store was founded in 194 3. how much do you think it's worth today? a lot more than the 2 it probab
art collectors paid $55,000 per chair at an auction. there's a huge demand for vintage ie kkea. >> i have a couple futons. >> all right. are you surprised to hear ikea has been around since the mid 1940s? >> do you remember? >> yeah. i have that chair. >> we're glad you're here today because one of the top trending moments on twitter this morning involves your dad, the former president. he was at the texas rangers game when he photo bombed a reporter. take a look. >> what's been
>> now, if you slow it down, and we have the audio, he says you know jenna bush hager. >> oh, my gosh. all i have to say is i landed from a flight that was heavily delayed and every time i land i feel like my dad becomes another meme. i was like dad, don't, at the inauguration be on your best behavior. there he is with the poncho. i can't take him anywhere. i texted him. i go photo bomb somebody. he goes what's a photo bomb. he had no idea. did it happen at a baseball game? >> when you're old like me, you call it a cameo. >> very nice. >> i'm like hey. >> let's do pop start. we begin with a cannes film festival. some of the biggest stars showed up in glitz and glamour. here are some of our favorite
bella hadid. everybody was talking about her blush pink gown. and julianne moore. and naomi harris shined in a beautiful rainbow gown by gucci. and check out susan sarandon. everyone raving about how great she looked. and reese witherspoon spoptoppey ellen. her mom was in the audience. they talked about their special bond and even some inappropriate texts. >> betty sends inappropriate texts and you share them with everyone. >> on my instagram, i do. >> do you mind that she shares those? you know what you're saying, right? >> yeah. >> she was telling the kids the other day she went to the apple store to update her computer, and she said to the guy, he said beautiful any storage left. she goes, don't worry,
all my nude selfies in the cloud. >> the entire audience broke out in laughter. reese said she hopes that's not true. that's your pop start. okay. >> gets you in trouble every time. >> my mom just texts, what's the cloud. let us turn to our ongoing series called undercover. we're bringing you stories you don't always see in the headlines. >> this week we're on the front lines of america's fight against addiction. >> a little bit of a tone change here. we all know just how serious the opioid crisis is in america. deaths from overdoses are skyrocketing. now some are turning to a solution you might find surprising. >> i'd say if it wasn't for cannabis, i'd be dead right now. >> jim is an army veteran, firefighter and emt. he and other veterans are coping with ptsd and addiction to life
>> if i know what i know now two years ago, my friends wouldn't have died. >> i have seen too many vets that have used cannabis to come off drugs. >> a nurse and her husband are state licensed marijuana care givers that brought together the vets. today they have a new patient, addicted to heroin and other opioids after a motorcycle accident. they'll slowly:np] wean him of other drugs using cannabis. >> i used to be a dare mom. and now we're teaching people that it's not a gataway drug. it's an exit strategy. >> reporter: while other drugs are lethal in high doses, they did not find a documented case of an
marijuana. advocates like katherine and glen say that makes it a life saving alternative. >> this is where the weed lives. this is not your father's rehab. across the country in l.a., high spryobriety lives up to th name. >> that was when i first saw that, advertised on the website, i thought it was a joke. >> reporter: it's the brain child of joe, a social worker and sober alcoholic who says he never touches cannabis himself. he's been helping people get off opiates with weed for years since his best friend died after trying traditional rehab programs. >> through all the treatment centers, total abstinence is the only thing presented. >> reporter: there are people who will say you're
>> we're enabling safer drug use, handing the baton to something that does not have a lethal dose. that's a major change. >> reporter: the approach runs into a new administration getting tough an weed. >> good people don't smoke marijuana. >> reporter: jeff sessions announcing tougher sentences for drugs. >> i've seen a line in the washington post today, marijuana is a cure for opiate abuse. give me a break. >> there's a real possibility that sessions as attorney general enforcing federal law. bring it. go ahead. let's do it. let's have this conversation about marijuana at the federal level. >> reporter: many in the medical establishment consider the idea fringe. president obama's former deputy drug zar has called using weed to treat addiction wacky. he fears
opioids and marijuana. some research suggests marijuana may encourage people to get off harder drugs. states where medical marijuana has been legalized have seen a 25 % reduction in opioid overdoses. you lost your son to an overdose. does part of you wish you'd tried that approach? >> could it work? i can imagine a scenario that it could work. is there evidence at this point? no. >> reporter: joe wants for research too. >> as long as cannabis is a schedule one drug, the same as cocaine and heroin, we can't do clinical trials. >> reporter: how do you feel confident indorsiendorsing this treatment. >> it comes down to
drinking and using pills. now i use medical cannabis? that's an improvement. >> it's not for everybody, but some it seems to have worked. >> more with natalie after your local news. this is a news 4 today newsbreak. good morning. let's start with the check on the morning commute and melissa mollet in first 4 traffic. >> good morning. taking a look right now. inbound 56 at 50, a crash on the left. better than it was. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, okay. but inner loop across the woodrow wilson bridge, slow. >> all right. thank you. we'll get a check on the forecast when we come back.
♪ we're back now. 8:30 on a thursday morning. 18th of may, 2017. you know what? if you had to pick a beautiful spring almost summery day, this would be it. and by the way, just 24 hours from now, our third big concert of the week. mary j.blige here tomorrow morning on the plaza. >> coming up, something fabulous is happening. we have milk shakes and bus.
us the secret of making your shake at home and i have to say, i have to leave a little early to go on assignment. >> so you got your shake? >> no. >> that looks like heaven in a cup. >> and then more with natalie and jenna as they begin their girlfriend's guide to fantastic fun with a unique camp about bringing women together. >> and naomi watts is here and will talk to us about her brand new movie. there are a lot of mysteries in this one. >> we want to remind you about our special bbq series. most importantly, does your dad deserve an unforgettable father's day? tell us why and he may receive a special surprise from al. >> i hope you didn't see i missed the straw. i went like this and couldn't even find the straw. >> it happens. >> also ahead, or also this morning, more of our drop ten today plan to help you
for summer. dr. oz and you baujoy bauer hav perfect plan. each week joy is sharing tips to keep you on track. joy is here. >> everybody is asking about smoothies. i'm going to show you a fuss free formula to whip up a delicious smoothie for less than 200 cal cannilioriescalories. start with 1 to one and a half cups of fruit. then half cup of milk. and then toss in a few ice cubes and you're ready to go. by varying the fruit and adding power house ingredients, you can make all sorts of amazing flavor combinations. this is a tropical peen ya claw da. this is a
i put fresh ginger root. it elevates the flavor. and this is a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. it's chocolatey and creamy and no added sugar. exactly. >> i think that was longer than a minute. that was just me. >> you deserve it, joy. >> all right. dylan, a check on the weather? >> it's heating up in new york. we could break record high temperatures. the record is 90. forecasting a high of 92 degrees. most of the big cities up and down the east coast will see temperatures today near records in the lower 90s. we're also looking at severe storms, a possible tornado outbreak later this morning into this evening. back especially through kansas. and into oklahoma. tomorrow it's the same area that could still see severe storms but today is the main day we're watching.
east tomorrow. warm and humid in the mid atlantic tomorrow. snowfall continues back through the eastern rockies. some areas could pick up 36 inches of snow. look at the west coast. nothing but sunshine. temperatures in the 70s. and southern california should top out in the 80s. that's a look across the country. outside sunshine in northwest washington. it's a warm and kind of humid morning to be outside. the temperatures are in the low to mid 70s now. afternoon highs today to the upper 80s and low 90s. 92 in washington. isolated shower or thunderstorms. cooler and dryer weather over the weekend. more rain chances come back for monday and wednesday of next week. after today's 90, we may not be 90 again for quite some time. we have a huge crowd out here. where are you from? what grade?
>> fifth grade on a school trip in new york city. >> you doing the y'all because jenna is here? >> it's catching on. >> now something new called girlfriend's guide to fantastic fun. it features jenna bush hager and natalie. >> don't you miss that fun, the adventure youuozé used to have? >> not so much. >> well, we went to camp. but it's camp powerment. it has oprah's stamp of approval. >> we did say wow and other words as well. and it's for women only looking to learn, grow and have fun, and we experienced it all. camp powerment, a three-day sleep away camp. >> welcome to camp, girls. >> thank you. >> where women come to unwind. >> b
disconnect and reconnect and play. >> reunite with old friends, meet new friends, and become 12 again. the ceo or chief empowerment officer started the camp to recreate the joyful summer feeling of her childhood. >> women don't play enough. we don't have fun anymore. we don't kick it up and dance like no one is watching. >> it's one and two. >> that is just what we did. >> some people should not do this. >> playing camp games like we did when we were kids. and we have to admit, it got a little bit competitive at times. >> you're going down. >> you don't even know what -- >> no way. >> but in the end,
together. >> the ladder is secure. >> for team building exercises designed to challenge and develop trust. 50 feet above the malibu hills. >> the view is spectacular. >> okay. >> mommy. >> i'm sweaty in places i didn't know. >> oh, my gosh. we're freaking out right now. >> i don't like this at all. >> okay. steady. >> how sweaty are my palms? sweaty. >> i got you. we're good. okay. ready? let go. we got this. >> oh, my god. >> you push against me. slowly. walk. >> i'm shaking like a leaf. >> okay. relax. breathe. okay. don't pull me down. >> i don't want to go back. >> we're good. >> use your butt. >> my butt is in. i don't know how. >> put your hands
>> lean into each other. >> ready? >> i'm trying. >> jenna, lean into her. >> bringing us closer than we've ever been before. >> i peed a little bit. >> and with encouragement from my new friends and from one of my dearest girlfriends, i was able to rise above my fears. >> go. take a deeper, bigger step. you got it. you got it, jenna. did you get it? >> hallelujah. okay. >> oh, god. >> got to share the rope. >> sorry. >> and with natalie coaching me every step of the way. >> one. >> okay. now you got to make a big reach. >> this is a big one. >> i'm going to let go of this rope. you got this. >> mommy. >> i got you. >> i was ab
never thought i could. >> we got it. >> focus. focus. you got this. you got this. >> almost done. almost there. mission accomplished. >> go big or go home. >> i'm flying. >> i believe can fly. >> we came. we saw. >> we conquered camp powerment. >> until our next adventure. >> yes, my friend. >> really? really? >> so wobbly. i felt like her birthing coach. i'm like focus. you can do it. hold my hand. >> why can't we go on one thing
something together? >> did you feel empowered? >> no. i feel humiliated. >> the camp is amazing and it's about bonding with your girlfriends. >> you bonded, clearly. >> listen, when you're that close on the top of a really high place, the it's a bond you'll never forget. >> there's nothing i can say about that that's not going to get me in trouble. how many times do you think jenna said mommy? play the tape. >> mommy. mommy. mommy. mommy. mommy. one mommy. mommy. >> a big shotout to tammy for having us. it's terrific. a great place. there are camp powerments all across the country. if you get a chance to go, check them out online. we posted some of our photos from our today show app. >> coming up
that's what tom perriello is about." progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello... and before and after congress i led non-profits to battle climate change, poverty and president bush's attacks on civil rights. now i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality. because together, we really can build a virginia that works for everyone. ♪ >> award winning actress niaomi watts is known for diving into characters. she does it in
henry". her life gets complicated when she gets in trouble with next door neighbors. >> oh, my munchkin. henry, just say no. >> surprise. >> hula. >> oh, hello, peter. hank. >> it's actually henry. i think you'd be able to retain some simple name beyond that haircut. >> nice goggles. they go with your misshapen head. >> i'm going to pretend this happen because i've had a day. sheila and i can just going to hang out a little. okay? >> naomi, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to talk about "the book of henry" in a second. i want to start with something else. i want to put up a picture that i saw from this weekend. it was mother's day. we celebrated mother's day. i love this picture. that's you and
you as a little as you put it, tomboy. >> yes. spot the difference. there's quite some haircuts going on there. who wore it better? >> you basically wrote amazing how this young tomboy ended up with these two beautiful children. couldn't be happier. it's fantastic. now let's talk about the movie. i'm stalling. because you have to help me here. there are a lot of things that i can't say about this movie. >> that's right. >> because your movie company will be mad at me. >> yeah. we don't want to give too much away. it's hard to talk about, because there are some great twists and turns. and you want to keep this suspension going for the audience. it's a movie that you can't put in a box. you're going to be on a fun ride. there's emotion. there's suspense and drama. there's a little bit of fun. >> let's try to talk about the big theme. what do you think it's about?
family with a missing parent, and she's just trying to do her best on her own with these two boys. something is going horribly awry next door, and they take the situation in their own hands. >> it's kind of worlds colliding. i think if you expand it further, you could say it's a little bit about the divisions we're all dealing with these days. am i getting too far? >> that's a fair comparison. yeah. they try to do everything in the right way and reaching out to have the professionals take care of it, and they're not listening, and so they take matters into their own hands. >> it's the most cryptic movie interview i've ever done. >> i can do better than that. "twin peaks" will get more
the it's always nice to have you. >> thank you. >> we'll -- "the book of henry" opens june 16th th. up next, the secrets -- do you like burgers? >> i do. >> we're going to do shake shack's famous burger in your own kitchen after this. whoa. are you actually about to scratch it rich at mgm national harbor? of course you are. because everyone who plays is an instant winner.
we're back now at we're back now. we come back on the air with breaking news. former fox news ceo, roger ailes has died. he started that network 20 years ago and built it into a major force in the industry and in politics. >> of course, he was also in the headlines at the center of sexual harassment allegations that led him to resign from fox news last july. this information just coming in to us. >> we have a statement that came over the dredge report, but this is from elizabeth ailes, roger ailes' wife.
heart broken to report my husband passed away this morning. roger was a loving husband to me, his son, and a loyal friend to many. he was also a patriot for a family grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard and rise and give back. his work in entertainment and politics and news affected the lives of many millions. even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life. ailes is a legendary figure in politics and media and recently embroiled in a scandal regarding sexual harassment at fox news. we want to bring in stephanie gosk who has been covering that. it doesn't say what the cause of death is. do we know if he'd been suffering from health problems? >> he was 77 years old. he looked to be a bit overweight. you can imagine there may be some health problems. but this is still going to be a shock to a lot of
with you. but once again, this breaking news, roger ailes has passed away. >> we want to pause and let other stations join us now. >> this is an nbc news special report. here's matt lauer and savannah guthr guthrie. >> good morning. we come to you on this thursday morning this breaking news. we've just received word that roger ailes, the long-time ceo of fox news has passed away at the age of 77. >> and we just read a statement from his wife. it does not give a reason for his passing. 77 years old. somebody who was the founding ceo of fox news earlier in his career worked in television. was in the nixon white house, worked on the reelection campaign for ronald reagan among other political figures. a legend dare figure in media and politics and more recently
harassment allegations. >> earlier he was credited as a guy who revolutionized television. in the last year associated with that sexual harassment scandal that took place within fox news that eventually led to his ouster. >> that's something stephanie gosk has been covering. what do you make of this news this morning? had there been rumblings that he was in ill health, going through difficult times recently? >> reporter: we haven't heard anything about his health. i think you look at him, he's 77 years old. he looked to be somewhat overweight. you can imagine potential health problems for someone at that age. when you talk about roger ailes, two big things, he revolutionized fox news and cable news. but he really changed the landscape of news in this country. offering up a conservative option for many people who felt he
then most recently as we've been covering extensively, the sexual harassment allegations against him gaining so much momentum that actually it led to him being fired from his position. >> he had a long-time friendship with donald trump. we'll keep an eye on his twitter and see if word reached the white house. >> i want to bring in a journalist who works for us and has covered fox news and roger ailes extensively joining us on the phone. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: thank you for having me. >> are you learning anything else about the circumstances under which roger ailes passed away? >> reporter: the immediate circumstances are not out. he struggled with severe health problems his whole life. he's a hemophiliac. he's has multiple surgeries and joint replacements. he had a secret prose
he has been in sort of serious health decline for years now. so the largest context is this is happening at 77 while early is not surprising to people who have covered him because of his ill health for years. >> try to put into perspective for us, roger ailes and his early career at fox and then roger ailes and his departure from fox. >> reporter: well, it's a complicated story. i wrote a biography of ailes that came out a couple of years ago. on one hand he changed both media and politics forever. he built fox news from nothing into a most valuable asset valued at over $15 billion. on the other hand he ruled fox news with an iron fist. women who worked at fox news as we've now learned were subject to a hostile work environment and sexual harassment, and he could be a the terrorizing figure within the company. it's a very complicated story.
also a very tragic and in some ways, his quest for power consumed him. and it's sad in a certain way for a writer who has covered him, he kind of died alone. he moved to palm beach. was sort of in exile after the sexual harassment allegations, and basically ends this final of chapter of hz life alone. >> he denied the allegations until the end of sexual harassment. >> that's correct. and he's denied the allegations all throughout in the wake of the lawsuits. >> and i should mention we did receive a statement from the family. this is from elizabeth ailes who writes i am profoundly sad and heart broke ton report that my husband passed away this morning. roger was a loving husband to me, his son, and a loyal friend to many. he was also a patriot. profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to rise and give
back. during a career that stretched out, his work in entertainment, politics and news affected the lives of many millions. even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life. that's a statement from roger ailes' wife. roger ailes a pioneer in television has passed away. >> our thanks to stephanie gosk and gabe sherman. more on msnbc and nbc.com. 8:56 is your time on this thursday, may 18th, 2017. good morning. we want to get a check on the are traffic with melissa mollet. good morning. >> good morning. a couple of things on the beltway. th inner loop at 50, a new crash. in northwest,
temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s already. we're only just coming up on account in the morning. it's going to be a sizzler outside today. afternoon highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. 89 degrees by 2:00. maybe a few isolated showers during the late afternoon hours and drying out for the this evening. highs today 92 in washington and 87 in martinsburg. >> get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
this mni this morning, two huge stars. robert de niro and michelle f e pfeiffer. and watch what happens when i go behind the counter to serve up big surprises. and which dinner is the winner? our ultimate cook off battle begins right now. from nbc news, this is "today's" take live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today," may 18th, 2017. we're listening to "don't worry". we can tell you that al has well-deserved morning off. >> he's earned that. >> girls are holding it down. >> am i supposed to have a straw in i feel like andd
>> you don't get a straw? >> this is coffee. >> it's a lipstick thing. >> you had a child adventure. you were on a ship visiting on iceberg. >> i just got back from new finland. we went up to basically hunt for icebergs. and this is the time of year where icebergs broke off the glaciers and flow down coastal cities. and there's one behind me. that was actually a small one. the guy in the middle is our captain with iceberg quest tours. it was so cool. this is me getting screeched in. that's something in new finland. there's a rum called screech. you're supposed to take a shot of the rum, and then kiss a cod fish. we didn't have a cod fish. but i kissed a stuffed doll instead. >> is that a beer? that looks like a tough assignment. >> this is
made with the water melted from the icebergs. these are 20 to 50,000 years old. >> was the science nerd in you excited? >> history, if these could tell stories and the world that they have seen and the changes. we collected bits that are piece of ice that break off the icebergs. i pumped before i took the shots of beer own everything, so i was using chunks of 20,000-year-old ice to keep my milk cold in the cooler. it was an experience. >> you said it was beer? >> the beer is amazing. if you take a glass of cap water, parts per million is 75. iceberg water is as pure and fresh as the best. it was delicious beer. >> that was pretty impressive. >> i, again, pumped before the
>> make that very clear. >> the fact that you're breast feeding and traveling like you are, you're a hero. >> it's a labor of love. >> cheers. >> there you go. >> cheers to your breast mill snchl milk. >> this is not breast milk in here. this is a cool shoot. >> i went to bed today. i was nervous. i don't get nervous about too many things, but i am tap dancing later today. i'm getting my tab shoes ready. i was watching his clips on instagram. i used to tap as a little kid. my seven-year-old was watching clips last night and he said you need to practice. >> how fun is that? >> i can't wait. >> i love you have the tap shoes. >> i bought a new pair. >> they still
my tap shoes don't have the ribbon, but they look child like. >> i love that you kept your shoes all these years. >> for a moment like this. >> at the apollo theeter? >> i'm really excited. >> let's talk about your great adventure, breaking out of your comfort zone. >> i could watch this all day. >> i could never watch it again. first of all, i went to camp, camp powerment with natalie. it was so much fun to be reunited with her, but first of all, it's humiliating. >> what are you doing? >> you're into it. >> i was into it. we had a lot of fun, but every time i'm with her, we have to go up. look. it's a highlights like this. >> what's the point? >> the point is to be empowered, to be with girlfriends and reunite and feel like you can do anything in the world, to have all the confidence, but it showed me no confidence. it showed me -- >> well, it was n.
>> jenna, it looked beautiful. >> it was beautiful, but when you're that high, i wasn't looking. i was looking down thinking that i could possibly die. which i know is -- i couldn't have. but i was nervous. we had a lot of fun, and always natalie has ice running through her veins like that glacier. she's relaxed and chill. i'm sweaty and shaky like jell-o. >> do you feel like you accomplished something? >> no, but i had fun. >> what does your mom think when you're always yelling her name in these scary situations? >> she thinks i'm a nut. she's so proud. >> that's my girl. >> so i did have confidence in speaking of that confidence, pop star kelly clarkson she discovered a new level of confidence after becoming a mom. she said i've always been confident. i think that's being
>> we think it's our own country, but i think being a mom has brought another level of confidence. the things a mom does daily without adding a job is pretty insane. >> do you feel that way? >> i agree with that. i tend to be nervous about everything i do. every interview. i'm constantly nervous. a good energy when i go into these things. and there are times when i really need to calm myself down. now i just think of calvin. he doesn't care what i'm doing for a job or how nervous i am. he just wants to smile at me when i get home. that's all that matters. >> i also feel i used to -- every woman doesn't love to be in a bathing suit. i used to feel like i wouldn't even -- i would never take off my coverup. now i have two little kids in a pool. they would drown without their mama. i'll leave the house without my zipper undone, and they're perfectly dressed.
it feels so refreshing not to think about yourself. >> that's true. >> and i think and kelly talks about the point that she realized her own strength and strength she didn't know she had. i felt like that. my abdomen split in half after my twins were born. and i had surgery. the fact that i got out okay and you realize you can do it. >> cheers. no. >> cheers to breast milk and raising children. >> and then let's talk about cougar mom, 12 years older than her husband. >> i'm not 12 years older. >> i'm so jealous you can call yourself a cougar. >> wait a minute. >> i might create a fad. >> i think you're more like a puma. >> puma mama. >> puma. >> puma. >> really? >> again, can yo
>> remember how i told you i always envisioned dylan as a sixth grade science nerd? that proves my point. >> can you say that again? >> have you seen "science theater 3,000"? >> no. i haven't. >> it's back on netflix. you should watch it. >> let me, plain. there's an article in the new york post. do older women and younger men make the perfect match? >> i think, yes. and as someone who is six years older than my husband, at first we were friends for a long time before we started dating, and i had an issue with it. i was like he's younger than my cousin. it's like there's no way. >> but did you have a crush on him in. >> we were really good friends, but it wasn't a thought in my mind because he's so much younger. something switched and we went on a date, and i was like he's fun and vibrant and energetic. he wantso
he has older brothers and sisters so he got my humor. >> you guys are the best couple. i don't think it matters. i think once you hit a certain age -- >> i'm two years older than my husband. >> that's a good picture. >> where did you find that? >> you look like babies. >> once you get older, i don't think it matters. when i graduated from college and he was still in college, i was working in tv and that was when we did the instant messaging on aol. i was like where are you. he's like i'm going to a party. i i was like i'm going to work. >> you are a beautiful couple. >> my husband is old, but he's cute. >> when i met henry, a friend of ours, he's handsome, so cute. when i met him, an intern that my friend was his intern and they said i'm bringing a friend.
i was like how old is he. he was 26 at the time. i was young. back in the glory days, baby. 23. but it worked out. >> it work out. >> when you find your match, you find your match. age doesn't matter. coming up, speaking of love, would you pick your pooch over your partner? >> yes. >> if he's cute enough. >> plus robert de niro and the shelf life. >> the guy or the dog? >> they're going to tell us all about it after this. give it a drink! from l'oreal new hydra genius daily liquid care. our first liquid moisturizer with aloe water. absorbs instantly, for 72 hours of intense and continuous hydration. not heavy, sticky or oily. skin's quenched. looks fresh, glowing. new hydra genius daily liquid care with aloe water. by l'oreal paris. because you're worth it.
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if you've got a life, you gotta swiffer we are back with more of we're back. here's a hot topic. there are surprising stats about how much dog lovers really love their dogs. 54% of people would consider ending their relationship if they thought their pups didn't like their partner. >> could that just mean also they don't like their partner? >> a lot of
dating, right? this isn't marriage. >> right. >> this is dating. you know what? you've been with the dog maybe longer -- you just met the guy. >> if the dog came first. >> did your dog come first? >> no. >> i think i can understand. if this is your guy and you've been with him for years and you bring in a guy you're dating and he doesn't like him? >> i think dogs have an instinct. a sense of people. >> my mom used to say anybody that doesn't love animals or doesn't treat animal well has something kind of cruel -- not that they don't love animals, but animal cruelty, those type of people are not the type of people you want to be like. >> or you come in and let's say you've had a dog since college and the dog just adores them, then that gives them extra poin points, right? >> i have a cat. my husband is not a cat person, but he loved me so much.
a beautiful cat. >> i'm allergic to cats. >> me too. >> wait. >> that's why he lives in texas. >> he's so sweet. >> 54% of people would consider ending their relationship. and 65% admitted to taking more pictures of their pets than boyfriend or girlfriend. >> then you have kids. >> right. there's throwback thursday. >> did you post? >> i have some. >> we dug up pictures. we're thinking summertime heat, 90s. we've gone into the vault. i found mine readily available. this was me. why is my hair not moving? >> because the it's a bowl cut. >> isn't hair supposed to float under water? >> it's like a helmet. >> do you remember when we had to guess if someone was in the water or out? >> you can tell i'm in the water. >> do youno
>> no. >> okay. this is one of me also by the pool in the summer. with the 80s haircut. my mom can't believe that mila's hair is so long. i'm like that's because you always cut our into a bowl cut. >> mine was always cut. >> that was fun. >> what about you? >> i found a picture playing in the fire hydrant. i don't think you can do this anymore. >> i love your outfit. >> gavin says all the pictures you post, you can't even see you. >> they didn't love me. i'm kidding. i'm with my cousin. they're like -- wait. >> summer in the city, don't you remember doing that? >> i think it was wild wood. >> we used to go down into the suers to play. >> what? was it cooler down there? >> you say that? how do we not divert? >> we used to roller
the drain sewers. >> not city sewers. >> yes. where they're open. we weren't in a pipe. where they were open. >> i was a little bit like splinter, for sure. >> that was good. >> okay. >> splinter from teenage -- >> why? >> because i would play in the sewer. he was a rat. i look sort of rat like. >> oh, my gosh. let's look at the weather. the it's a stormy day through the plains. a high risk of strong storms through kansas and into north central oklahoma. tornadoes are possible that stay on the ground for a long period of time. hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with other things that go with those thunderstorms, grocl to ground lightning. the record high in new york city is 90. we should come close to that if not break it. and philadelphia shy of the record at 94.
>> good morning. it's a mild start. temperatures up into the mid and upper 70s. we're headed into the upper 80s and low 90s later today. upper 80s for tomorrow with an increasing risk of showers and thunderstorms friday afternoon and evening. most of the rain should be gone by the time the sun comes up on saturday morning. saturday afternoon partly to mostly cloudy. 74. sunshine on sunday with a high near 74. a pretty good chance for rain monday of next week. that's your latest forecast. >> up next from e street to midtown manhattan, stieveren van sant is in the house. find out what he's doing now that he doesn't done in nearly 20 years.
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fruit". and fans know him for his work with another boss when he starrsta starred in the sopranos. >> he is out with his first solo album in nearly two decades. welcome. >> hello. >> what took so long? >> i know. i have no excuse, really. started acting, and bruce started touring again, and 20 years went by. it was really the last few years the fans have been wanting the old records to come back out also, which i hadn't remastered. so i'm remastering those, i said let's do a new one also. >> it's "soul fire". mostly songs you had during your four decade long career. >> easy on that. >> you should be like yes. >> it's been a few
talk to me about "soul fire". >> yeah. i hadn't written an album in 20 years. the it's not something you just do. i said i'll just cover myself. so i did like eight songs that i've written for other people. and a couple of covers. james brown song, and i was able to reintroduce myself in a way i've never done. a blues thing on the record for the first time, a duop and jazz. the it's really kind of a nice new introduction of myself. >> some may say why would you mess with perfection? you have to recreate the great songs. >> well, it's a little tricky when you produce the first ones also. i kind of got this right. so it was just some tricky moments. like the song which i was about to record i'm on my way
radio. i'm like i can't beat this. this is like fantastic. so i combined it with some instrumental things i had done for a score of lily hammer. i did that score for three years, so i got a lot of music there. that's rerelease third down year also. i attached other types of instrumental things and made it new. in some cases you can make things new. in some cases the arrangements are similar. >> we have about thirty-seconds left. tell me this. they say you have so much fun making this record. is that true? >> yeah. we did it live first. we put the band together for a blue's festival in london and came home. we did the whole thing in five or six weeks. thank you for being here. "soul fire" is out tomorrow. coming up, sheinelle serves up surprises after your local news.
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>> earlier this week you saw al go undercover across the street. >> today is sheinelle's turn and it involves a hair net. >> i rocked one. it was a blast. i got to go behind the counter at one of my favorite restaurants in philadelphia. take a look. philadelphia, it's the city of brotherly love. for nine years i called it home. enjoying the history, the culture, and the food. >> when it comes to food in philly, everyone loves their cheese steaks, but i loved tony luke's. if i'm going behind the counter, this is where i want to be. for 25 years
served up cheese steaks and fries. what better place to go under cover for a couple of hours? assisting me in my quest, the general manager, daryl thomas who outfitted me in an official uniform. and made me an honorary employee for the day. >> i'm busy and ready. >> reporte after learning the art of how to make a proper cheese steak, it was time to take my position behind the counter. where lines can sometimes stretch for an entire block. here's a little secret -- i never waitressed in college. when it comes to food service, this was my first time at bat. >> hello. welcome to tony luke's. >> reporter: but after a while, i got the hang of it. payment. boom, aren't you proud of me? well, sort of. i was just starting toel
>> quick trip for you today. >> you're not supposed to notice. i'm under cover. >> and then another one who recognized me from my local reporting days. >> how did you know? i was in disguise. >> and selfies too. >> i want a selfie with her. >> let's do it. >> i watched you in philly and new york too. >> thank you. >> not sure what was the bigger thrill, getting to know wonderful customers who recognized me or raking in the tips from strangers. or maybe i thought i knew how to rock a hair net. >> you see the one man that gave me $4? >> that's excellent. >> do i have to share this? i'm kidding. a day behind the counter. the it's harder than it looks. >> i looked up and there's a long line. i'm going to take a break so i don't mess up. >> i wouldn't have
>> it all came together. what could be better? great people? great eats. man, that was fun. how did i do? >> you did great. >> if the news thing doesn't work out, can i come back? >> sure. >> all right. you did a good job. >> you did a great job. >> i always want to make sure you're looking at the tip jar. >> somebody gave me four bucks. >> did they know you? >> no. just because i was that good, but full disclosure, i shared it with the crew. i didn't keep it. >> you bought somebody a cheese steak. >> there you go. shout out to everybody in philadelphia and the folks at tony luke's. we had a fun time. >> you may have a new career. >> did you smell like cheese steak for the rest of the day? >> and i was eating it all the way home. >> up next, two stars team up for a movie everyone will be watching this weekend.
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that was the mast ere mind behind the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history after admitting to a $65 million scheme madoff is in prison. >> it's a scandal that took the life savings of his investors and hatred toward his family. >> now it's the subject of a film starring robert de niro and michelle fifer. al and i sat down with the stars to talk about the film. >> have you spoken to the boys? >> no one speaks to me except my sister. joan even offered to let me come stay with her. >> well, she's your sister. >> yeah, i know. but considering she and bob lost everything they had, i mean, i meant a lot to me. >> yeah. that was unfortunate. that's why i was hoping to have
everyone was taken care of. >> robert and michelle, good morning. when you say the names, bernie madoff and ruth, there's a visceral reaction. when you're playing characters like this, do you take that into account? >> the time we were making it and people would ask me about it and there definitely, the court of public opinion was that ruth and the boys were in on it, and they were part of a whole conspiracy and they were, and which is anything but true. and so i felt like this responsibility to defend her. and i felt one of the things i'm most happy about with the finished product was my biggest concern, was that we told the truth about these people and that they came out, that their truth and their story was told and revealed. >> and, in fact, on the show you got to meet with ruth, and bob, you didn't meet with bernie. did that change how you played
i didn't meet him, because the feeling was it would have been difficult to meet him, maybe it would have been somehow not -- i don't know. i just. and i met so many other people who knew him, worked with him, his lawyers, friends, blah blah. so i felt that was okay. of course, it would have been great to meet him, but i didn't do that. >> was there anything after researching him and playing him that you would have asked him had you been able to meet him, or many things you would have asked him? >> of course. a lot of things. i don't know how honest he would want to be or how -- you know, how he would rationalize certain things. you see it with the present administration. one thing i feel strongly about is i always felt before the movie, the kids for his wife knew anything about it. i feel very strongly about that. >> michelle, al mentioned you got to meet with ruth. how did you find her and
portray her? >> i was planning on not meeting her. i made a choice to not meet her. i felt like shed been through enough. she certainly didn't need me kind of coming in and probing into her life, and then -- so we started shooting, and then i started getting kind of messages from various people that she might be open to meeting me. and so i did. and i was really glad that i did. i only spent about an hour with her, and we just spent time talking, and we drink the same wine, and she was lovely. and obviously guarded what guarded but really gracious. >> well, it's a fascinating movie. a real interesting look into what happens to a family when something like this happens. >> when deception takes over.
"the kif "the wizard of lies" is this saturday on hbo. hot weathers breaking records up and down the east coast. we're looking at the tornado outbreak through the middle of the country later this morning through early this evening. we also have heavy snowfall across the eastern rockies. the one place that's fine is out west. we will see a lot of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and 80s. the severe storms will spread east tomorrow. still affects states like kansas and oklahoma where we could see more tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. the heat and humidity stick around across the northeast and we'll see scattered showers and storms through the ohio and tennessee river valleys. here's a peek out your window. good morning. it's a warm and humid day outside. 79 in leesburg. 75 in manassass. temperatures for the remainder of the morning going up topping up around 92. the record for today is 96 at
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first there was it have battle of the breakfast. then the appetizer and salad. now it's time for the main event. the entree. we have rick from pennsylvania. he's a single father of two who loves to cook. he's making his famous pineapple chicken. to my left, stephanie brown. she's from charlotte, north carolina. stephanie an air force captain is graduating this weekend from johnson and wells culinary school. she's making red wine braised short ribs. good morning. already chewing. sitting in our tasting counter, dylan and jenna. those are our judges. rick, let's start with you. it looks pretty healthy. >> it is. obviously there's chicken pineapple and broccoli. i use a little brown sugar and i use soy sauce, and i make up a
cooked together. break it down. that's the thickening agent. we heat up the chicken with butter and garlic, get that going. brown it up. sometimes i cut them up. they're better. once that gets going, add the pineapple and juice. this is pineapple juice. you can get it in a can. it makes it easy. soy sauce, brown sugar. let it simmer down. get it a little thick. get a spoon. if it stays separated, it's good. >> bring it to a boil? >> bring it to a boil. don't overcook the broccoli. just blanch it. >> top it off with green onion and celery seed and bam, there you go. >> all right, mama. you ready? did i just call you mama? >> yeah. that's fine. >> we have veggies and aromatics.
onion, keep it big. make sure they're a good sized. you want them to hold up. we have chicken stock and i know this is a beef dish, but i like chicken stock because the flavor is better. if you prefer beef stock, that fine. the short ribs have been sered and taken out of the pod. we have the vegetables that are browned. what we're going to do next is add flour. and what this does is this is going to help thicken up the sauce later. and we're going to give it a stir and let it cook down, and once it cooks down, we're going to go ahead and add your wine. >> can it be any red wine? >> it doesn't have to be dc i use a $7 bottle of caber nay and it's fine. yout
until it cooks out. after that you add chicken stock. >> chicken stock. i didn't realize you could do that. >> throw the short ribs in, toss it in the even at 375 for about three hours. it's fork tender. >> oh, man. it's almost two different. they're both yummy. >> this is really hard. >> they're both really good. >> do we have to choose? >> you do, but don't worry. it's all good. >> we don't want to choose. everyone is a winner. >> go ahead. >> right now? >> yeah. >> we really do love them both. the thing is that it's 90 something degrees out today, so the refreshing nature of the pineapple chicken is the winner today. >> but they're both good. >> i've been eating both. back and forth. >> here's the thing. you don't have to worry because everybody is going home with
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