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come into town but so far not a big deal. >> that's good. >> they're paying attention to us. >> hey, we're leaving you with a great sunrise. have a fantastic day. . good morning. double trouble. double trouble. >> go, go, go, go, go. >> tornadoes tear across the south destroying homes and damaging schools. in the midwest a massive blizzard creates whiteout conditions and shuts down major highways. and al says the system bind it all is moving east today. second thoughts? donald trump speaks out about why he may have lost the race in iowa. >> i think it could have been the debate. i think some people are disappointed i didn't do the debate. >> we'll talk to trump this morning and have a live conversation with bernie sanders. will he contest his narrow loss to hillary clinton?
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person to person, a new view on zika. they had sex with a partner who contracted it overseas? is the disease more dangerous than people understand? >> i didn't kill her. >> the people versus o.j. simpson premieres to rave reviews, but not for the family of ron goldman. >> i'm forced now to have to endure that. what kim goldman says the first episode is missing. today wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. let's just put that satellite image back up. you can just think there is nothing good about that system moving across the country. >> no. a lot of the country have already been dealing with it and i think they're going to see it on the east coast today too.
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grab your umbrella. the weather is the top story. storm system impacting tens of thousands. blinding winds across the midwest to damaging tornadoes in the south. nbc's jacob ras cone is in collinsville, mississippi, this morning. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these were monster tornadoes leaving behind incredible damage in their wake. this was the first baptist church in collinsville, mississippi, torn right apart. the roof blown right off. all while the pastor and his family were still inside. face to face with a monster tornado. storm chasers running for their lives. >> go, go, go, go, go. >> reporter: the twister hopscotching through a neighborhood and college campus in rural alabama while in collinsville, mississippi, a direct hit. a neighborhood decimated. two dozen homes damaged or destroyed. the first baptist church next door ripped in half.
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>> you can see the complete devastation of our church. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: while pastor wayne ricks and his family were still inside. >> my wife and i and my son came over to the church because we have cinder block walls and found a room and got under the desk and within seconds stuff started falling everywhere. >> reporter: more than a dozen tornadoes reported in the south. part of a massive winter storm that also pum meted the midwest with heavy snow and high winds. millions of americans in the storm's path. some losing everything but the clothes on their backs. others nearly losing it all. later today national weather service forecasters will be out to survey the damage as will those who live in the heavily damaged neighborhood behind the church. and moments ago i walked through this rubble with the pastor and his family. they showed me the desk under which they were hiding for the
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duration of the storm. they said they played, god save us, and they say that he did. matt, savannah. >> jacob rascon, thank you very much. >> we'll talk to al about those storms in a couple of minutes. let's turn to the presidential race. the candidates are setting their sights on the next prize in the campaign, new hampshire. in a moment we'll talk to donald trump and bernie sanders, the front-runners in the granite state, but let's first get the latest on both races. beginning with nbc's kristen welker. she's covering the race between sanders and clinton. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. bernie sanders has a double digit lead over hillary clinton here in new hampshire, but she won this state back in 2008 so she's trying to convince voters, including at this campaign event here in derry later today not to count her out. the fight for new hampshire now in high gear. both democratic candidates campaigning late into the night. >> in iowa we took on the most powerful political organization
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in the country. >> i hope you will choose with both your heart and your mind. >> reporter: it comes on the heels of a hard fought battle in iowa. clinton edging sanders by a hair. on tuesday she claimed victory. >> and i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa! >> reporter: clinton increasingly trying to tap into the progressive ideals propelling sanders surge. >> i am a progressive who likes to get things done. i'm actually a progressive who likes to make progress, funny thing. >> reporter: but sanders is resonating with young voters in a way clinton isn't. he beat her 84 to 14% with that group in iowa. >> reporter: does it concern you when you realize she's not connecting with young voters? >> i think it will come around the more that the young vote listens to hillary clinton, i think they'll start too realize that she is going to be the candidate that can get things done for them. >> reporter: in sanders some democrats are seeing flashbacks
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to barack obama's appeal in 2008. former president bill clinton is dismissing that. >> barack obama is not bernie sanders. >> reporter: but sanders has energized an army of supporters. in new hampshire, his backyard, he's up by double digits. his promise of taking on the establishment striking a cord with ipd be pen dents who are key here. sanders arguing he's the only real progressive in the race and flexing his muscles. >> we began the political revolution not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire but all over this country. >> reporter: sanders campaign officials tell me this morning they raised $3 million in the 24 hours after iowa, the most single haul in one day for that campaign. secretary clinton campaigns here in new hampshire today but her husband, former president bill clinton, will be campaigning in south carolina, the state that votes after new hampshire and that's where she has a sizeable lead. matt, savannah. >> kristen welker, thank you
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very much. senator bernie sanders is with us from his home state of vermt. senator, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> the results in iowa were as close as they could be. iowa officials have made it official. they say hillary clinton is the winner. do you accept that? >> sure. she ends up getting about 22 delegates, we get about 20 delegates. we started that campaign about 40 or 50 points down. we ended up losing it by .2 of 1%. although to tell you the truth it's not 100% sure we didn't win it it's so dpli dated. we feel fantastic. we came a long way in iowa. now we're in new hampshire. we have a lot of momentum. >> real quickly, would you contest those results? >> we're looking at it right now. but the important point is that at the end of the day we came from nowhere to really startled the entire world.
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we took on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america and, you know, nearly won that race. >> let's pick up on that, senator sanders. you raised $20 million in january. your campaign says you raised $3 million in the last 36 hours. so you move into new hampshire with a big lead in the polls as the candidate from the neighboring state and with more money in the bank than the head of what you called the biggest political organization in this country. >> no, no, no, into. matt, matt, that's not correct. hillary clinton has a super pac. >> i understand that. in terms of the campaign's direct financing. >> that doesn't matter. you have a super pac which has $25 million for secretary clinton, 15 million coming from wall street. our campaign contributions are $27 apiece coming from 3.5 million individual contributions. also, when we go into new
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hampshire, let's not forget, hillary clinton won new hampshire in 2008. she has a very strong organization. her husband ran two campaigns there. >> i understand that, senator, but given what the circumstances are right now, would anything less than a resounding victory in new hampshire be disappointing for you? >> matt, that's just media talk, you know? every state you go to, that's what the media says. what happens in iowa? what happens in new hampshire? it's very important for us. we want to win it. then we're going to nevada. then we're going to south carolina, then we're going to wisconsin. every state is important. we're in this race to represent working people whose standard of living in many senses has gone down, in a nation which has massive income and wealth inequality and a corrupt campaign finance system. we're going all the way to the convention. we have the momentum. i think people are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics. >> senator, let's talk about this issue of electability. it's something that hillary clinton raises a lot on the trail. let me put it to you a different
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way in terms of her electability. on the issue of her e-mails you've said you're sick of hearing about them. you said it is a serious issue but there's a process and set that aside. let me ask you this instead. should democratic voters making a decision between hillary clinton and bernie sanders factor that in? should they consider the fact that this is an issue she faces for better or worse over which she has no control. does it affect her electability? >> look, savannah, i think all issues affect electability and what i will tell you is two things. number one, if you look at the match-up polls that have taken place recently, bernie sanders against republican candidates, we are doing very, very well. we beat mr. trump by a whole lot, a lot more than hillary clinton. second of all, democrats win when voter turnout is high. republicans win when voter turnout is low. i think our campaign has the energy to rally working people,
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middle class people, young people. high voter turnout, we win the general election. all factors, every issue is an issue of consideration for voters. >> a lot to watch over the coming days. senator sanders, we appreciate your time this morning. thanks very much. >> thank you. we move now to the republicans, donald trump looking to rebound in new hampshire after a second place finish in iowa laying some of the blame on his decision to skip last week's debate. we're going to talk to mr. trump live straight ahead. first, let's go to nbc's peter alexander. he has more on the republican race. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. of course he is all about winning. donald trump is trying to get back to it here in new hampshire. he's now downplaying his defeat in iowa. trump's going to rely on this state's lessee -- le less evangelical race. he told reporters, he will fix iowa's mistake. >> reporter: here in the live free or die state donald trump's campaign is very much alive.
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>> there were 17 people when we started, now you have 11. i come in second, i'm not humiliated. >> reporter: trump mocking reports that iowa made him a loser and marco rubio who finished third a winner. >> winner of the night, marco rubio. trump, humiliated. >> reporter: but also acknowledging his absence at the fox news debate last week may have affected the outcome. >> i think it could have been the debate. i think some people were disappointed that i didn't go in the debate. >> reporter: overnight trump quickly returned to his familiar form and a familiar target, ted cruz. >> what kind of people do we have running for office? no, it's honestly really, really dishonest, and i think i know why. you know why? because he was born in canada. he gets the nomination, they're going to sue his [ bleep ] off. >> reporter: fresh off his win, cruz is ooilg new hampshire and more conservative south carolina, its primary two weeks away.
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>> last night we heard a howell coming from the potomac. >> reporter: meanwhile, a trio of governors all staking their claims here are setting their sights on each other and on marco rubio. kris christie with nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> he kind of reminds me of the boy in the bubble. you know, he never answers questions. he is always very controlled. the boy in the bubble has to get out of the bubble if you want to be president of the united states. >> reporter: rubio's rebuttal with gabe gutierrez. >> i think it's been a tough couple of days and they're not doing well. some people react badly to adversity. >> reporter: the state's wild card, john kasich rising to second place in many polls, now vying for a breakout moment. >> my tone is different. it's a tone of inclusiveness. it's a tone of helping people to get up. >> reporter: the bottom line is you're not going negative against your opponents because you think that's not the right tone for the party? >> reporte . >> well, it's not just not the right tone for the party, it's not the right tone for me. >> reporter: senator rand paul has suspended his campaign we've learned this morning.
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he's dropping out of the race after a fifth place finish in iowa. in the state he's polling roughly 2 or 3%. aids tell us paul has no plans to make any endorsement before the vote in this state. coming up next. >> thanks so much. donald trump is on the phone with us now. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> i have to say, savannah and i were talking. we had the chance to interview you when we were in iowa on monday morning and we were both a little surprised at how under stated and subdued you sounded on the air that morning. had members of your team given you a hint of what might be to come that evening at that point? >> no. i'm just trying to be a little bit more under stated. some people like that, some people don't, actually, and, no, i don't think so. not at all. i mean, i think, you know, when it comes to iowa, i was not supposed to even go there. a lot of people thought i wouldn't do well in iowa and i made a decision to go because i know some of the people, they're great people. and i came in second. and, you know, which is a good finish. i mean, you have 11 people and
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you started off with 17. i came in second. >> what do you think happened? do you think it was the organization? >> i don't know. i don't know. i didn't lose by much and i got more votes. other than ted, i got more votes than anybody in the history of the iowa caucus, republicans, and, you know, i got a very lot of votes. came in a solid second and the person that came in third, marco, a good guy, but marco came in third and they made it sound like he had one of the great victories of all time. they were saying what a great victory and i came in second and nobody said it was a victory. so it was sort of strange. >> yeah, you do bristle at the fact that people were saying this was devastating to you. i would agree with that. i was reading a lot online yesterday, mr. trump, and the gist of it seemed to be that now we're going to find out what donald trump is made of. does he have the guts? does he have the heart to fight this long fight? how would you answer that question? >> well, i've been winning all my life, matt. that's what i've done. we'll see what happens. i'm doing very well in new hampshire. you know, that was supposed to be my first stop really, and i
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think i'm -- you know, i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa because i came in second. look, i beat a lot of senators, a lot of governors. they do it professionally. i've never done this before. i'm not a professional politician and i come in second and they don't. it was such a big story i came in second. i don't know why. i was actually semi satisfied with it. i guess one poll came out saying i might win it by 4 or 5 points and, you know, that didn't happen. i think caucuses are hard to poll by the way. >> i was going to bring that up because you loved the polls. it's a big feature of your stump speech, and a lot of polls, not just the "des moines register" but a lot of those polls had you winning. have you lost faith in the polls at all? >> i think when you get to polling a caucus, it's very tough. it's much more complex. it's harder to poll a caucus. no, i'm a believer in polls but i think when it comes to a complex caucus like that, i think it's probably hard to poll. >> donald trump will be speaking to you again, i'm sure.
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thank you. >> the more under stated suck dued donald trump. mr. trump, thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. there are new fears over zika this morning. health officials in dallas reporting a person there has become infected with the virus through sexual contact. >> this is a first here in the u.s. amid the outbreak that is now being called a global health emergency. dr. natalie azar is a contributor. when i read this it jumped off the page. the notion that it could be sexually transmitted. is that for certain? what does that mean for the spread of the virus? >> they are fairly certain that is the case. they haven't told us the sex of the people yet. they haven't fully confirmed, let's say, that there wasn't another mosquito but, listen, it was the contact of a person who had frafld venezuela who contracted the zika virus and without any evidence of a mosquito bite. >> what worries me about that is
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you told us in the past that many of the people who have the virus are asymptomatic. >> zble how do you go about protecting yourself during sexual contact. obviously condoms, one, but if you don't know the other person or you have the rye russ? >> right. that's where we are right now. the cdc's dr. frieden yesterday made it very, very clear that their charge in the upcoming days is to -- is to give the guidance now to the american people about what they should be doing in particular sexually active partners of women who may be either pregnant or trying to become pregnant. i think it's important to note that thiis not surprising. it's certainly unwelcome news but this is not the first documented case of sexual transmission. we had a case in 2008. we also had evidence that virus can be found in semen and in urine. i think importantly to reiterate, the main mode of transmission is still thought to be mosquito bites. but this does raise a new concern for people, and i will also point out that in england they already have a protocol in place that if you have a
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documented infection, the man is to wear a condom for six months. if there's exposure without documented infection, wearing condoms for a month is currently their guideline. so, again, the next -- the charge of the cdc coming up is to get as much information about how long the virus can be seen or excreted in sexual secretions and inform their guidance based upon that knowledge. >> moving story. dr. azar, thank you. let's swing in this direction. mr. roker is here to talk about the big storms. >> that's right. we are at the northern part of it. we already saw what the southern part did. northern part, a lot of snow. looking from minnesota to michigan. we had anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow and there's still some left over as that system pulls up and away into canada. but in the meantime, we're watching this now and look at the showers and thunderstorms. we've got some heavier thunderstorms down to the south. it's already going to be making its way into the new york city area in the next several hours. look for major flight delays
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because of the rain and win. boston mid afternoon. as we move further to the south you'll look at the strong storms from atlanta making its way from jacksonville, charleston. the heavy rains and storms will remain for florida and the coast. we'll see clearing later tomorrow. flood watches extending from new jersey all the way into florida. look at florida and into southern georgia. we're talking about anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain before this is all over in the next 48 hours. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ (vo) making the most out of every mile. that's why i got a subaru impreza. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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good morning. um meteorologist kari hall. it is chilly as you head out this morning with mostly sunny sky. and prepare for some rain later on today. we will have some scattered showers moving in during the evening commute. reaching the south bay a little later. but with ear looking a highs today reaching 56 degrees in the peninsula and east bay, tri-valley 55, san francisco only getting up to 56 degrees today and over the next few days our temperatures will be warming up as this rain moves out. atest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, an explosion ripped a hole in the side of a plane mid flight. wait until you see the video from on board, showing how calm passengers remained during an emergency landing. reaction to the premiere of the controversial new series "the people versus o.j. simpson." what ron goldman's sister says hollywood is getting wrong. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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west. highs today in the mid to upper 50 pz. with we expect the rain for the evening commute. spotty light rain, no heavy downpours. highs today in the mid to upper 50s. let's see what's happening on the roadways with mike. >> obviously this is the time where san jose see as big burst of traffic and this is what we see as the sun comes in. actually the slowdown looks dramatic. it is at 680. the billinger issue is up here at the airport. sjc we've seen slowing all morning. there's something causing a congestion point. the rest of the south bay, especially 87 shows a slower drive. north of the san mateo bridge we're looking good. southbound 880 from the bridge to da to dakota, a little slower. back to you. thank you for joining us as well. i'll be back with another local news update for you in half an
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♪ i feel good today 7:30 now, it's wednesday morning, the 3rd of february, 2016. there is a happy crowd on our plaza. you may get a little wet, too. we think the rain is headed our way. >> absolutely. >> no, he thinks. he knows it's heading our way. looking at the headlines today. >> go, go, go, go, go! >> severe storms brought damaging tornadoes to parts of the south, including this one in alabama. several buildings were damaged. luckily, no injuries reported. that same system blanketed the midwest in snow. whiteout conditions in minnesota, leading to hundreds of accidents. presidential candidates are spreading out across new hampshire today.
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the primary there is just six days away now. ahead of a rally in milford, donald trump said his decision to skip last week's republican debate may have contributed to his second place finish there. on the other side, bernie sanders isn't ruling out contesting the iowa election results. we talked to him earlier. >> we're looking at it right now, but the important point is, at the end of the day, we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world. >> sanders and clinton will face off in a debate on msnbc tomorrow night. health officials in dallas are reporting an alarming new case of zika. here's what they're saying. a patient tested positive after having sex with someone who contracted the virus in venezuela. it is the first u.s. case of zika in someone who has not traveled outside this country. also this morning, a frightening scene on a flight overseas. an explosion blasted a hole in the side of a plane. incredibly, some passengers who
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were on board at the time pulled out their cell phones and recorded the emergency landing. nbc's keir simmons has more on this story. good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. you're five minutes into a flight when an explosion rips a hole in the cabin of the aircraft you're traveling in. you'll see how passengers reacted when that happened on a commercial flight on tuesday. >> reporter: an eerie calm as it makes a descent. oxygen masks. a hole in the side of the cabin, visible from inside the cabin. passengers are lucky to be alive, while witnesses say a man on fire was sucked out at 14,000 feet. there was a terrible explosion, a pilot said, according to a newspaper. i think it was a bomb. the airbus 321 is operated by daallo airlines. it has not confirmed the cause of the explosion, but from
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outside, black soot can be seen from the fuselage. it had taken from somalia, where al qaeda militants are waging war. last year, a suspected isis bomb blew apart another jet in egypt. the explosives hidden in a soda can, isis claimed. this time, officials say one passenger was killed and two injured. the body of a 55-year-old man discovered on the ground, thought to have fallen from the air. while most of the relieved passengers walked off the plane after a terrifying ordeal. one saying, i think we were all in shock. >> this morning, officials in somalia say there is no evidence of a criminal act here. but, guys, this happened before. united airlines jet back in 1989 over hawaii, part of the fuselage was ripped out. a passenger was pulled out. there's a picture there of the incredible scene when that happened.
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this time, what's really stunning is the way the passengers reacted. they were just so calm, guys. >> we've been kind of debating what we would have done in a similar situation. i think nobody knows until it actually happens. >> i can't imagine. >> to record the moment on the cell phone, that's -- >> i'd be saying my prayers. >> keir, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that will take her breath away. >> so, it's going to be wet along the east coast, but at least it's going to be warm for now. that's because we've got the warm flow of air. new york city today, 58. 65 in d.c. charlotte, 68. but look, by friday we're down to 44. 31 in burlington. d.c., 47. cleveland, 40. here comes the cold air. cold supply out west. it's going to be making its move slowly to the east. with temperatures that drop back into the 20s in minneapolis. low 30s in chicago. mid-30s in omaha. rest of the day today, we are
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discover just how easy it is to get an animal on board. jeff, good morning to you. >> good morning. we complain about leg room, right? it's the least of your issues on your next flight. what if you got on board and there was a miniature horse or kangaroo sitting next to you, encroaching on your space? believe it or not, it's happening. you can bring almost any animal on a plane, as long as they are certified as an emotional support animal. must be hard to get one of those official letters, right? buckle up. you won't believe what we got on board. >> reporter: pets on planes. from dogs to really big dogs. even turkeys, sitting in coach. this recent photo going viral. they don't need a ticket. they have something better. an emotional support vest and official letter from a mental health professional. >> snakes, birds, pigs. >> reporter: some flight att attendants are mortified. >> you get on the aircraft these days and the cabin looks like a barnyard. >> reporter: there are legitimate cases of people who
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need an emotional support pet, but too often, passengers are abusing the system. it's out of control. >> often, it's about the money. one way to travel with a pet on some airlines can be up to $600. if that animal is designated as an emotional support animal, it gets to come with you for free. >> reporter: so how easy is it? there are plenty of websites offering esa certifications. all you have to do is fill out a questionnaire. >> what type of animal do you have? dog. >> reporter: i go online and do it. >> how often have you been sleeping less than usual? often. i work on a morning show. >> a few clicks later. >> book. jeffrey, you are a good candidate for an emotional support animal. great. >> reporter: for $150, i get it. then they e-mail me this official letter from a real mental health professional. i never met with her. i never even spoke to her. >> come on. >> reporter: before you know it, i'm flying with rory. >> i'm boarding the flight and
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they didn't ask to see the letter. no problems. no questions asked. >> reporter: and because rory is an emotional support animal, she can ride in my lap. no crate required. >> stay on my seat, rory. >> reporter: in fact, we take two flights. >> we're going up. >> reporter: the airline never asks a thing. >> so i just flew with a dog. we're going to ramp this up. this is my producer lindsey. you are certifying a different animal. what kind? >> i certified an emotional support pig. >> emotional support pig. >> did you have to meet anybody? >> no. >> same with a dog? >> exactly. >> you're going to fly with a pig. >> sure thing. >> reporter: that's spencer, a 3 month old potbelly pig. we borrowed him from a pig farm. remember, he's now an emotional support animal. at security, the agent asks for proof. >> thank you. >> reporter: no problem.
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remember, we have that secret weapon, the letter. >> we're boarding. >> reporter: on board, spencer gets to sit on her lap, too. >> pig on a plane. >> reporter: this pig flies round trip. on the second leg, agents ask lindsey for the letter at the gate. spencer gets right on again. >> people are definitely abusing the system. we see it every day. >> reporter: disability experts say our experiments showing how out of control it's become. >> there are people watching this right now who do this. saying, who am i hurting? >> you're passing yourself off as a person with disability, and it can be consequences for those who need the animals. >> reporter: until there's a crackdown, this could be sitting next to you on your next flight. >> the pig is cute though. by the way, delta told us its policies are aligned with federal regulations and often review them. reserving the right to evaluate each case. experts say the best way to get this under control is develop a standardized certification
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system where owners have to meet with the doctors to prove they need it. there's also the issue of safety here. emotional support animals are not required to have any formal training, like wrangler, for example. that's why i'm in the orange room. wrangler is being trained as a service animal. there is a difference between service animals and emotional support animals. wrangler is here getting trained. the emotional support animals, because they aren't trained, can be disruptive in flights. there was a case of a dog that went to the bathroom in the aisle. had to make an emergency landing. >> really? >> wow. >> thawhat about people with allergies? >> that's the other thing. they won't serve you peanuts on a plane if somebody has an allergy. if you have an allergy to the dog, you can't do anything about it because it's considered you have a disability when you get the letter. >> seems way out of hand. >> yeah. >> jeff, thank you very much. coming up on pop start, why you're about to see a whole lot of lady gaga. plus, carson is back.
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we're back at 7:50. carson, is that you? >> it's me. >> you've come back. we missed you. >> it is i. thank you. >> were you under the weather? >> i was. feeling better. >> good to have you back. >> appreciate it. people online talking about fox's production of "grease." did you see it? it was unbelievable, what they were able to do. >> the finale. >> new video has social media in awe. the associate director of the show is responsible for coordinating the camera moves to the beats. she shared this behind the scenes video. this is what it looked like in the control room during "grease live." >> two, two, three, four. one, two, twelve, thirteen.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're watching the next weather system. scattered showers will be here by the evening commute. and we're looking at some of the rain moving into the north baby 5:00 or 6:00 and moving into san francisco shortly after. it all moves out in time for tomorrow. let's check in with mike to see what's happening on the roads. we're looking at 880 where we're starting to see some congestion. slowing from 880, al 0 as well. the north bay slows around highway 37, south 101, clearer by the time they get toward san rafael. now we zoom out and see typical traffic flow, slowing from west
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82 and that's the dumbarton bridge. a smooth slow drive for the south bay, especially 87 which has had a tough week this week. that's what's happening right now on the roads. thank you so much. santa clara university dealing with a potential meningitis outbreak. go to your facebook page for updates. bay area authorities looking for a missing early woman. that alert came out early this morning. we've tweeted her photo. the super bowl drive certainly getting driver including on our home page. see why today the bling is the thing at the nfl experience in san francisco. we'll also cover that on "today in the bay" as we continue to have updates as well. 8:25 is the next local news update for you. we hope to see you then. in the meantime, enjoy the cold start to our day but a nice finish as well.
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>> and the adventure of a lifetime. ahead of cold play's halftime performance of the super bowl, james cordon gives chris martin a ride to remember. ♪ >> the result? car pool karaoke magic. >> holy cow, it's my 60th birthday. >> i'm in new york to celebrate my birthday with matt lauer. >> my beautiful life in rose dale, california. >> hi to everybody back home in dallas. >> good morning.
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>> back on a wednesday morning. it's the third day of february, 2016. as predicted by our own mr. roker, the rain has arrived in change. >> we'll get more of your forecast a little bit. also coming jill martin is here. the bargains that are so big she's breaking out the blindfold so we don't know what's coming, and still to be. she doesn't want us to know. >> jill, be careful. don't back up into the fire with the blindfold. >> she acts and cooks, tiffany thesen is in our kitchen. she has the ultimate sliders for our super bowl bash. >> pulled pork sliders. great. >> first, natalie has a check on the top stories of the day. >> good morning. once again with less than a week until the new hampshire primary, donald trump is back on the
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attack going after iowa winner, ted cruz. at a new hampshire rally tuesday night, trump called troocruz dishonest. earlier on today matt asked trump if he has the heart for a prolonged primary fight. >> i've been winning all my life. that's what i've done. i'm doing well in new hampshire. that was supposed to be my first stop, really, and i think i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa, because i came in second. >> cruz told supporters at a church on tuesday in new hampshire that grass root conservatives are the ones who will determine the eventual nominee. bernie sanders iowa showing energized his supporters in new hampshire. polls give him a solid lead in the granite state. this morning we asked him if hillary clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal is an issue voters should consider when they consider whether she's electable. >> i think our campaign has the energy to rally working people,
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middle class people, young people, high voter turnout. we win the general election. but all factors, every issue is an issue of consideration for voters. >> clinton claimed victory by the slimmest of margins in iowa. she appeared in new hampshire on tuesday. we're hearing now from the mother of 13-year-old nicole level who was found dead saturday, days after disappearing from her virginia home. two virginia tech students are charged in connection with her murder. >> known as kole survived a liver tumor and beat a respiratory infection. >> she had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed of being on american idol. >> her mother fought back tears. >> a very preliminary determination of the cause of death is stabbing. >> authorities now say they
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believe nicole was killed on the same day she climbed out of her bedroom window after reportedly showing her friends texts from an 18-year-old man she planned to meet. those texts on a app called kick, which police say has been used by sexual predators. the investigation focusing on an 18-year-old, a track star and engineering student at virginia tech. and natalie keepers also a virginia tech student. originally charged with helpi helpingizen haur after the death, authorities now say she was in on it. >> an accessory before the fact to the first degree murder of nicole. >> neither of them have entered a plea. the man told the police, i believe the truth can set me free. >> nicole touched many people
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throughout her short life. i can't do that part. >> just such a tragic story, and nicole's mother said that because her daughter had scars she was bullied to the point where she would often keep her daughter at home. terrible. a former prosecutor on the bill cosby sex assault case said he personally believings the accuser when she said she had been inappropriately touched by cosby in 2004, however, bruce caster said he did not bring charges because he felt the woman might not be a credible trial witness. he also says he believes he made a binding verbal deal that shields cosby from prosecution. cosby is asking a judge to throw out the case. a small plane made an emergency landing on tuesday due to a problem with the landing gear. the pilot circled the airport for two hours burning fuel, then
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he landed it in a nearby lagoon. emergency crews pulled the uninjured pilot from the water. he was the only person on board. thankfully okay. scary. >> thank you. well, the highly anticipated mini series, the people versus o.j. simpson premiered last night. >> a strong reaction from the people at the center of the case. morgan watched the first episode with one of the victim's families. good morning. >> that's right. good morning. i sat down with kim goldman whose brother was killed along with his friend, nicole brown sim simpson. she says she felt sick all day knowing her family's pain would be cast back in the spotlight. >> i'm forced to endure this week after week. >> reporter: she never gets used to the image of her brother's body lying on the ground. >> i've seen the images a thousand times. middle of the day, getting my
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milk and there it is. >> reporter: and now with the new mini series, the people versus o.j. simpson, she confronted with another painful dose of fact and fiction. >> i wish there could be a that's fact, that's truthful. that didn't happen. >> reporter: the truth between truth and tale is blurry, but we know simpson was acquitted of murder in the criminal case but found liable in a civil case. he's serving up to 33 years for unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping. the show earned rave reviews from critics. powerfully rez in and about. it's one of the most compelling tv dramas in recent memory and viewers seem to agree. best pilot i've seen in ages. guess i'll have to watch every week. thanks, fx. perhaps helping, the star studded casts like kris jenner
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and johnnie cochran. but kim goldman has spent 21 years writing the story of the one character who for her matters most. >> what i think is going to lost is that my brother was doing a good deed and walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime, and he didn't run. they don't show that in this. that really sucks. my brother could have run and saved his own life and he stayed to help his friend. i want people to remember my brother was a hero. >> we reached out to o.j. simpson attorney who said simpson has not seen the show but appears indifferent about his portrayal. >> all right. morgan, thank you very much. >> coming up next, we'll shift gears and ask the question could you be sitting on a 63 million fortune and not know it. the search about a lottery ticket that's going to expire. >> plus another new and exclusive first look at the
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the hot ticket was sold last august. were you at a 7/11 in the cha chatsworth neighborhood of california? if so, get to the lottery office by 5:00 tomorrow. it would be the largest unclaimed prize in california lottery history. if no one claims it, it goes to public schools. >> we should leave our doors unlocked here. >> they're probably calling the switchboard right now. >> they will be now. >> i hope somebody comes forward, but if not, the school districts. >> one of the thing -- what are the things that make you happiest in life and what makes you miserable? there's a new study that comes from the london school of economics. topping the list of things that make people miserable, lying sick in bed. that makes sense.
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but guess what came in right after it? going to work. >> going to work. >> that's a sad commentary when you think about it. lying in bed sick and then going to work as the next one? some other annoyances, people don't like waiting in line, commuting, working on your finances, but it wasn't all doom and gloom. for the good things in lifer, people said sex, playing sports and singing. >> there you go. >> okay. >> all right. let's take a look at there. carson, you're a golfer and i am. an incredible putt on the basketball court. a pro golfer returned to georgia tech on tuesday to make a 90-foot putt on the hardwood. sunk it. that gets $25,000 in tuition for a student. let's look at that again. 90 feet. >> did he play a break? a little left to right. >> i think it went straight.
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he's known for his putting. >> what's the longest putt you've sunk? >> not 90 feet. >> i think it was just one shot at it. >> 25$,000 in tuition. not bad. >> now to one of the most coveted jobs in music. carson will get to the bottom of it. >> let's start with lady gaga and her super gig on tuesday. she'll be performing the national anthem on sunday. she'll be joined by an oscar winner. that's not all for lady gaga. the following week she'll perform a tribute solo for david bowie. >> one of the great regrets one had was she was signed to a record contract and they let her go. unbelievable. >> gwyneth paltrow opening up
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about her split. we're still very much a family. even though we don't have a romantic relationship, you he's like a brother. is that weird for anybody? >> that's a little weird. >> chris martin, he did a little car pool. here's a few highlights. ♪ ♪ >> we plight have to stop for the night. ♪ ♪ >> i mean, james cordon just --
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it gets better. he's hosting the tonys. >> such a huge personality. >> he's doing the chris martin part. >> chris martin is doing to background. >> he's a joy on the stage. >> it's like he's best friends with everybody in the car. >> i like your gravelly voice. i like it. >> al. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it. now more of our week long series. today's super bowl commercial kickoff. the exclusive first look at this sunday's must see ad. today's commercial comes from mountain dew. it features a chant you won't be able to get out of your head. >> man, i might just chill tonight. >> puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby.
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puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. >> mountain dew kick start. dew, juice, kick start. >> puppy monkey. >> it sticks in your head. >> who sits in a room and thinks about that? >> can we get the puppy monkey baby? >> these are things that are probably all highly searched on the internet. >> that's wild. we'll have more exclusive commercials tomorrow here on today. >> puppy monkey baby. >> let's get a check on the weather. >> i can't get it out of my head. rain coming down. snow to the north. heavier showers and thunderstorms pushing through the new york area and the northeast through today into this afternoon. getting ready to cause problems
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in atlanta and the south eastern atlantic coast. flooding is going to be an issue. flood watches from north new jersey all the way to florida. you get into the florida peninsula, into the panhandle, five to six inches of rain. the rest of the country, more heavy wind and rain and snow. moves into the pacific northwest. midsection of the country, a little on the chili side. plenty of sun shine. we are starting out with some chilly temperatures and mostly sunny skies. we do have some high clouds moving in. we will continue to see the cloud cover increasing ahead of the rain that will be here in time for the evening commute. some scattered showers and temperatures will stay cool, only reaching to the mid to upper 50s. san francisco up to 56, also 56 in the peninsula and the south bay. in the east bay, 58 degrees in the tri-valley, a high of 55. we'll also have 55 degrees today in the north bay.
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> all right. time for more of our special series. supermodels, where are they now. veronica webb was the first african american model to land an exclusive model. >> we caught up to chat about live and beauty. >> beauty is health. the best thing you can possibly do for yourself is to be healthy. >> with a career spanning 30 years, veronica webb knows tef lugs of beauty. in 1992, the supermodel became the first woman of color to sign an exclusive contract with a major cosmetic company, redefining what it meant to be beautiful. >> was there a moment that you realized i've got it? >> i'm still trying to convince myself that i actually have it. >> a favored runway designer for many, she says her success was the result of people recognizing
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the drive and talent in her. >> 90%, it's working hard and showing up. and smiling when you fail. and laughing when you succeed. and sharing when you have enough. >> her biggest champion, her mother, a lieutenant kocornell the army. >> we all have a part of us that's practical and a part that dreams. one of the things that my mom taught me was try to figure out how to marry those. >> accomplices. >> obviously the number one question i imagine that people would want me to ask you to s how is it that you look exactly as you did 20 years ago? >> i have my secrets. the biggest one is -- >> i'm listening. >> the biggest one is i try to break a sweat every day, eating
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right, and then you have to make sure that what you're doing makes you happy. >> today she says that happiness comes from her major to her husband and the four children they are raising together. >> i get my confidence from being a good mother and a good wife. my family is my everything. are they happy? are they healthy? are they hungry, eating, smiling, crying? >> what was it about your journey as a model that repaired you for who you are now? >> one of the things you learn is you have to be really responsible to the people who work around you, with you, for you, under you, because everyone counts on you. >> so when people say veronica webb, where is she now, how do you answer that question? >> she's home and happy, raising a family, and blessed to be able to do so. >> she's also staying busy.
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she's is beauty editor of as is magazine. she's also modelling on her own terms. her legacy is really just beginning, she said. >> cool. >> so beautiful. carson, over to you. >> thank you. coming up, we have an oscar winner talking about making history on broadway. more after your local news and weather. i'm ... ==topvo== firefighters
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are still at en a very good morning to you. 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. firefighters at a fire at a strip mall that started on union city boulevard west of interstate 880. alameda fire department dispatchers say it grew to two alarms. no one was injured. we know there's been traffic closures including union city boulevard northbound between smith and horner streets. police this morning say an elderly woman reported missing earlier today has been found. we told you she had last been seen driving her car yesterday. there was a silver alert on freeway signs. again, the good news is she is no longer missing. we hope she is doing okay. what about the morning community? let's check if with mike.
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we're looking toward the bay bridge. you notice it's not so bad. i think what is happening is same thing as yesterday, less local folks are commuting by car, taking masses transit, the suggestion by all employers throughout the area because of the anticipated super bowl city traffic. we're seeing the rest of the bay showing up pretty normal wednesday. approaching the bay bridge, you may have a lighter volume than you would expect. south bay, slower drive for 101 and 87 coming up into downtown. >> a lot of people coming to the bay area. other another update in a half an hour.
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good morning. 8:30 now. it's wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. it's starting to get wet out here on our plaza. a lot of the severe weather is headed east. coming up, inside, we have lupita nyong'o. she's taking her best talents to broadway for the very first time. we'll talk to her about that and get her take on this year's oscars. plus, we really have no idea what is about to happen to us in steals and deals. all we know is jill is here. she's brought us blindfolds and promising us bargains. we have to figure out what they are. what's better than thater
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tots? sweet potato tots. that's one of the things that former "saved by the bell" star and now chef stitiffani thiesse has for us. >> windy conditions in new england. could have airport delays from new york and boston to atlanta. we're looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. tomorrow, the rain moves off most of the east coast. though the southeast is looking at wet weather. rain in the pacific northwest. look for lake-effect snow showers around the great lakes. sunny and mild. stretching from the gulf coast into the southwest. we'll see sunshine in the northeast later on we're starting out with some cool and dry weather, but we are getting ready for some rain that will be here by this evening as we can see the clouds well out in the pacific, and that will be moving closer once again by this evening. we'll start to see some scattered showers moving in.
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now, as you head out, temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s. with the front moving in, we'll start to see the scattered showers in time for the evening commute. first moving into the north bay and the rain will start out at a moderate pace and then taper off tonight. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. lupita nyong'o is best known for her breakout role in if the 12 years a slave," which earned her an oscar in 2014. she was in a movie you may have heard of, "star wars: the force awakens." now, she's adding one more accomplishment. she's heading to broadway for a starring role in "eclipsed." good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i know you're excited about being on broadway. you posted an adorable clip on instagram, which i want to play right now for everybody. >> ready? open your eyes. >> okay.
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it's real! >> oh, my gosh. >> your name in lights. is it exciting to be debuting on broadway? >> it really, really is. i mean, i understudied the girl at yale repertory theater in 2009, the role i play in the show. i remember making a promise to myself that i had to play this role. the fact that i get to play this role and i get to do it on broadway, i mean, it's more than i could have asked for. >> you are an accomplished stage actress, and that's actually your background. you went to yale school of drama. is there a different feel when it's broadway, which is, you know, for an actor, the absolute, you know -- exactly what you want to do? >> you know, for me, i did display at the public for ten weeks. i'm glad i got a test run of doing this show off broadway. now, i'm really excited to be able to share it with a larger
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audience. in this incredibly beautiful theater, the golden theater. it's such a great, intimate space. i've visited it and i can't wait to see what will come of it. >> it's a heavy topic. i mean, this is about women in the middle of the liberian civil war. tell me about your role and why you think this is an important story to tell. >> so this is an incredible story about these five women and how they deal with wartime. i play the girl who is the latest inclusion into a rebel commander's group, if you will. she's the youngest. she's 15 and just joined this compound. it's about how she deals with this new life of being at war, of being in captivity. it's intense. it's really funny. it's full of suspense, and it's very moving. it's exhausting to do every day, but it's such a joy.
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>> all female cast. >> all female cast. >> female playwrite. wonderful, you have that. there's also so much talk about the oscars and the controversy there. shorthanded as oscars so white. what do you think as somebody who won an oscar and has done well in the industry. what do you feel about what people are saying about this year's oscars? >> i think it is a symptom of something else. i think what we are asking for is really for more stories to be told, for inclusion in the stories that are told. i think that, you know, it's good for all of us, when we hear a diverse number of stories and are able to experience more diversity. it's more reflective of the world we live in. that's what we ultimately want, is for a diversity of stories to be told. >> on the one hand, you've done well by hollywood standards, any standards, but is it something you can relate to? are there roles you wish would
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come your way that you haven't gotten to see? >> i feel really grateful to be in the position that i find myself, where i can use the little weight i have to get stories that i feel are untold or yet to be told made and done. for example, with "eclip s"ecli this is something i brought to the table because it moved me in a way where i wanted to perform it and share it with people. i feel that's the role i can play. >> finally, i have to ask you about "star wars." are you a "star wars" nerd like the rest of us? were you so excited to be in it? >> now i am. >> now you're officially -- >> i'm a bona fide nerd. i go around with a stormtrooper and all that. >> thank you so much. always good to catch up with you. "eclipsed" opens on broadway march 6th. up next, we will reveal the reason all of them are blindfolded. jill martin is going to reveal a special steals and deals. first, this is "today" on
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we're back with an all new steals and deals. for reasons unknown to all of us, jill martin has decided we should be blindfolded for this. >> 8:39 seems like a good time to be blindfolded. >> there is a method to my madness. we have deals to get cozy. to prove it, you can only use your sense of touch as i show you the deal. i'll sit you down. no, no, no. all right. you're kind of going to sit on everything. so i am going to present you with something and you tell me what you think it is. hold on one second. >> what's happening? this is like a fur throw of some kind. >> okay. what about the other one? >> what do you mean, the other
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one? >> there's two here. >> it's a pillow. >> take your blindfold off. >> those are pillows. >> it's luxe faux fur pillows. retail, $119.99. >> oim covi'm covered in this n >> it comes in a variety of colors. retail, $119.99. deal is $35 for each, 71% off. comes in different colors. >> it's a rug throw. >> it is a rug but you can also put it on a couch as an accent or pillow. >> all right. >> thank you. >> carson, that's sharp. >> don't say that. >> yours -- hold on one second. >> this is nice. >> what do you want me to say, the fabric? >> what do you think it is? elephant? >> what kind of fur?
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>> what kind of item? >> it's a big wrapthing. a cashmere thing. >> right. >> i'm right? >> it's alicia adams alpaca throws. 35 different colors and patterns. whatever matches -- >> i don't know if i need it with the roaring fire, but it's very nice. >> it's hot in here. we need s'mores. retail, $398. deal is $89. >> very soft. >> moving on, come to natalie. >> where are you. >> this may be a little hot and frightening. >> wow. >> what do we think? >> some sort of cozy shirt, sweater. right here. >> let's go down here. >> this is silk. >> what do we think?
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>> a knit. i think it's a pajama -- >> three for three. the pj harlow. retail, $138, two piece. soft knit. you even got the fabric. made in the u.s., retail, $138. deal is $42 for the set. 70% off. >> cozy. >> thanks. here he is. >> here he is. i'm the one with the blindfold. >> right? that's the scary part. blind moment. >> oh. >> it's a bad joke. it's like a, i don't know, scarf? >> blindfold, glasses. >> nice. >> off. i tried to trick you. >> i can't get it off. >> it's a scarf. >> oh. >> you got it. >> wow. >> retail, $138 from magaschoni.
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deal is $39. >> very nice. >> good deal. >> now, savannah. i need to turn you around. >> okay. >> this was hiding before. someone's boob. >> not me. >> feels like a cotton robe. >> take your blindfold off. we're five for five. did everybody peek? >> sorry, i haven't met you. first introduction, i went right to the boob. >> r.i.l.a. robes. $348 and the deal is $69. >> i took a little snnap. >> that was very cool. >> bathtub? >> this was different. >> the pillows and rugs or throws from luxe.
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the throw from alicia adams alpa alpaca. pajamas, the scarves and m.i.l.a. robe. check out today.com for more information. coming up next, could your relationship survive the marriage test? why one couple put themselves really through the ringer on purpose to get ready for marriage. first, this is "today" on nbc. hoor hoorah!
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we're back at 8:46 with an important question. how do you know if the person you're dating is the one? >> jill andres and brook silva-braga created 40 dates to simulate the challenge of real marriage and determine their fate. >> hello. i'm brook. >> hello, i'm jill. >> we are the couple behind if
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the marriage test. >> 40 days over a year to measure a lifetime of compatibility. brook and jill dated fiver ye y, traveled the world and lived together. one question remained uncertain. would they take the next big step together and become husband and wife? >> many of the things that ultimately break up marriages are really hard to practice for until you're married. >> we wanted to step back and pressure test our relationship. >> reporter: from finances to family, the test tackled issues that can make or break a marriage. >> for one month, we are spending half of what we normally do. >> for a month, we swapped credit cards. >> going on a lunch date with our exs. >> reporter: they documented their journey along the way. >> simulate the exhaustion of new parenthood, we're not going to let ourselves sleep for more than three straight hours. each time we're woken up, we'll pull out an activity and have to complete it before we go to bed. we needed a baby, so we had a 12 pound watermelon to be our
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newborn for the week. >> mel required a lot of attention. >> our friends gave us their baby. 9 month old jack for 24 hours in our care. >> press a button? >> reporter: some tests led to a few laughs. >> we're going to handcuff ourselves to each other for 24 hours. >> reporter: some to tears. >> do we want to talk about this? >> the things that scare us, we're talking about them in a way that in your day to day life, it doesn't come up. >> we think couples looking for more certainty before taking the big step toward forever might find these dates useful, too. >> brook and jill, authors of "the marriage test," are with us now. spoiler alert, did it work? are you marry snd. >> we are, yeah. >> do you think going through the tests clarified things for you? >> absolutely. >> yeah. >> we'd been dating a few years but with a year-long breakup in the middle.
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we reached a place where a lot of couples do. we love each other but how does the couple know how they'll be at marriage, when things that trip up marriage, you don't experience when you're dating. raising a family, combining money. these tests made it easier for us to make the step. >> whose fault was the breakup? no, i'm kidding. >> read the book. >> which was the most challenging date for you two? >> one of the early dates we did for a month, we tried to live on half of what we normally spend. people say, money is a tough thing in all relationships. i think i poo pooed that a little bit. then you get into it and almost immediately, there was tension. we weren't getting along so well. i came away from thatonth thinking, i have a lot of respect for how tough those moments can be for a healthy relationship. >> which test was your favorite? >> we did -- a lot were complicated. one was simple, we didn't use electronics for a week outside of work hours. it was relaxing. i slept better. we connected in all the ways a couple connects. it was a good week. >> do you think this would work
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for everybody? do you recommend all people contemplating marriage try a version of this? >> absolutely. so a great date we recommend for people, what we did, we recorded a fight and listened to ourselves back about a week later when we cooled off. >> that's courageous. >> turns out, i talk a lot. i don't let brook get all the words in. we recommend everyone give something like that a shot. it can help. >> i think the most important thing i did for us is when we went through the stressful parts of getting engaged and married, we'd already dealt with this. long before we were engaged, we'd had a conversation about the religion we'd raise our kids. the prenuptial agreement, raising kids. >> what could you not have prepared for? >> writing a book together. kidding. >> it's a great idea. >> the book is called "the marriage test." jill and brook, thank you. >> thank you. tiffani thiessen is here to make a recipe for your super bowl party. she'll take the party to the
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next level. first, this is "today" on nbc. avo: when laquinta.com sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready, ya know what he becomes? client: great proposal! let's talk more over golf. craig: great. client: how about over tennis
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craig: even better. avo: a game changer! avo: the ready for you alert, only at laquinta.com. it is 8:52. we're back with our today food countdown to super bowl 50. everyone knows the snacks are the best part of the game, right? tiffani thiessen, star of "saved by the bell," "90210" and "white collar." she's host of "dinner at tiff i
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tiffani's." i've been looking forward to this all morning. we're making pulled pork sliders. >> what i do is a dry rub. i really think marinating your pulled pork overnight, little plastic wrap. i have smoked paprika, regular paprika. >> why two kinds? >> the smokiness of a smoked paprika, it's amazing, right? i have onion powder, garlic powder, cumin. >> it's a dry rub. >> make sure your pulled pork is super dry before you pat it in there. >> is this room temperature? >> exactly. this is already done. you actually take it and you flatten it and really work that dry rub all over it. then put plastic wrap on and in the fridge. >> what cut of pork is that? >> this is the pulled pork. this is actually what we're going to do is -- >> the shoulder? >> yes. you want the fat on it because what we're going to do is actually going to stick our
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onions in here. this is a slow cooker. >> we love the slow cooker. >> me, too. having two kids and a little baby, absolutely. >> great. >> we stick this in. you want the fat side up. >> why? >> the fat side up, what you want, literally, the flavor from the fat is going to go through the meat. >> okay. >> that's what you want to make sure you do. >> opposed to it sitting in the fat, this way, it goes through it. >> then take chicken broth. >> that's all you need? >> the onions will sweat, as well. you have your barbecue sauce. >> do we have guys downstairs to taste test? >> we're quiet down here. >> does that mean you have already gotten into this? >> yeah. >> it's great. >> al is a pulled pork expert. >> really? what do you think, al? >> really terrific. >> thanks, al. i appreciate it. >> nice kick. >> this will stay in here for 5 to 7 hours on high. we cover that, of course. make sure -- >> this is what it looks like when it's finished. >> right. pull it apart.
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this is where the pulled pork comes from. what we're going to do also is separate all the juices afterwards. get all that out. >> you've drained that into this cup here? >> it's a fat separator. handy thing for the kitchen. i use it quite often. pull that apart. i've taken the onions. add this and take our apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. thank you. i have a fork. >> it's okay. we're all friends. little salt. >> little pepper. exactly. then we add this back in. then we're going to blend it. >> you do that. i make a mess with these. >> we'll pretend it's all in there. >> house tw's the consistency? >> well, you're supposed to have more in there. >> let's pretend we did this.
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>> you pull it apart and this is where we are here. most people use cabbage on their pulled pork. this is brussels sprouts. >> healthier. it's good. >> apple cider vinegar. mayonnaise. >> then we basically assemble then on buns. the pulled pork and the brussels sprout s. sweet potato tater tots. >> amazing. i'm ... happening now at nbc bay area good wednesday morning at 8:56. happening right now, i'm sam brock. santa clara university dealing with a potential meningitis outbreak. go to our home page for updates including where vaccinations will be offered. a woman accused of stealing a south bay police car blames it on a meth-infused bender. we are linked to her exclusive interview. an encouragement with our
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numbers on the snowpack. how it compares this year to last year. hence, it's a whole lot better. we'll have an update for you in just 25 minutes. in the meantime, we return you to the "today" show.
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this morning on "today's take," christina on today's takes chris in a aguilera back on the voice and carren catching up with the judges. then you are in for a road trip when we show you carpool karaoke with coldplay. and the first look at the super bowl ads. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's" take. with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and camryn hall. life from studio 1-a a. >> welcome to "today" on wednesday morning, it's february 3rd, 2016. nice crowd outside on our plaza this morning. i'm willie along with natalie and al. tamarind on an assignment in all
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the political action is going on right now. did you guys see this plane video? >> this is a commercial airplane with a big hole in its side after an explosion forced an emergency landing five minutes after take off. it's dalo airlines, had it taken off from an airport in mowing leash shoe on it's way to jabuti. officials say one passenger was killed and two injured. witnesses claim a man was sucked out at 14,000 feet, the pilot telling a newspaper, quote, i think it was a bomb. the cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed. last i had seen they hadn't confirmed that death, maybe we've jun dated that, guys, i don't know. boy, you look at the video inside the plane, koint get over how calm everybody was as they filmed in on their phones. >> you actually got up and walked around. now, is that still in the air when they're doing that? >> it's that's in the air. you can so he that. >> a hole in the plane. >> look at the passengers.
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i would be saying my prayers, i would be crying. i mean, we were talking about, you know, you have had a couple of experiences, al. >> just a few months ago we had a really, really bad attempt -- like three attempted landings at jfk and i actually wrote out a text that i was ready to hit send to -- for deborah and the kids because i thought this might not end well. >> it races through your mind. >> what would you do in those moments? >> i don't think i would pull out my phone and record what's going on around me. i think i would be -- >> and as the video scanned the plane there were other people sitting in their seats calmly, no yelling, no screaming. >> maybe doing that removes -- takes it one step away, i don't know. >> i think they were in shock as we heard from one of the passengers, i think we heard in the earlier piece, said that they probably were all in a little bit of shock at what was happening. >> they were lucky they weren't up high enough. if a hole blows like that at 35,000 feet it's over. they had just taken off five
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minutes ago they were fortunate in that respect. >> we goth interesting news about the national anthem being sung at the super bowl by none other than lady gaga. another addition to this all-star line up. you have coldplay, beyoncé performing during halftime, got to imagine they will probably add a few more before this sunday's game. >> you open with gaga, you get beyoncé and coldplay at halftime. by the way, there is a great football game in between. >> yes. >> predictions. >> we're doing our predictions already. i'm going pronk keys. i want peyton manning to go out strong. >> i think it's cam and the panthers by two touchdowns. >> i'd love for the broncos to win and for peyton manning but i do think that it's going to be -- >> come on, broncos. broncos fans. >> let's go to one of the experts, ozzy the grisly bear chooses one of two cakes in his cage. yesterday ozzy went with -- >> yes. >> -- the broncos. >> the broncos. that's right. in recent years ozzy has had
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only one wrong pick. >> he knocked both of them over. >> but he ended up eating the broncos cake. >> oh, okay. >> does a grizzly bear enjoy a cake? i would think he is more of a red meat kind of cake. another super bowl exclusive ad to preview, we want you to watch it and then use the time on sunday for a bathroom break-in stead. this hyundai add stars kevin hart as an overprotective dad. check it out. >> you look good. >> thank you. >> hey, so you are the guy taking my little girl out, haw. >> why ep. >> why don't you go ahead and tiek my new car. >> thanks, pops. >> go ahead, baby. ♪ >> watch this. boom. >> favorite spot, favorite girl.
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>> you're messing with the wrong daddy. >> i'm taking you home. >> why? >> car finder on the hyundai genesis. >> back so soon? >> here you go, sir. >> because a dad has got to do what a dad has got to do. >> honey, what did you guys do tonight? >> that is good. i like that. >> i love that. >> fantastic. well, you've got a glimpse of what's coming up with super bowl and we talked about coldplay. super bowl halftime performer chris martin joined james cordon for a carpool karaoke ahead of making his way to the stadium on the late, late show. take a look at their road trip to the super bowl. ♪ woo woo ♪ >> you do a good mick jagger. >> i love going to see the
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rolling stones. >> say that as mick jagger. >> i think my favorite band to go and see is the stones. i love it. i love going to see them anywhere. >> look at that. san francisco hats. >> let's get them. >> here we go. come on, you've got it. you've got this. >> yeah. >> i mean, you don't look this heavy, actually. ♪ put your wings on me ♪ so heavy ♪ put on a symphony ♪ cherish bells are ringing >> what it? >> no, a few cherished, is it not what is it? >> a few cherished. >> little bells are ringing. >> let's go with it. >> what is it, though. >> doesn't matter. >> no, it does. >> it's music. >> i hear jerusalem bells are ringing.
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>> that's what i sing. >> that's what you sing. >> you can sing whatever you like ♪ ♪ i hear cherished little bells are ringing ♪ i love it. it gives you an idea, too, chris martin's personality which i think a lot of people -- i think some people were like coldplay, i don't know, for the super bowl, but you can rest assured it's going to be an incredible show. >> the joy on james corden's face. >> yes. so fun. >> this is a man still enjoying what he does, loves what he's doing. such a talented guy. i saw him on broadway and he is a true, true talent. >> he is going to host the tony's they just announced yesterday. the previous one with adele was incredible. now you have back to back adele and chris martin. >> unbelievable. it is interesting that all three late night guys are named james. >> true. >> he should just become jimmy. >> jimmy cordon, fallon and kimmel. >> the third. >> today is the day six of our 25 days of give a ways on facebook. we want you to go to
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facebook.com/today's take and like us. today you could like a trip to bow fort, north carolina. this is a gorgeous part of the bristol crystal coast. you and guest could spend four days, three nights at the inland inn. all right? so facebook.com/today's take, like us, register for the sweepstakes. we would love -- love, love to get another 20,000 people up today. we did over 20,000 yesterday. >> yes. >> before we do the weather let's just check it out right now, see what's in here. so let's -- where are we right now? earlier we had about, what, 132,000. >> let's see. >> let's see. 133,000. come on, folks, today's take. okay. facebook.com/today's take. jimmy, careful there. okay. very nice. this is jimmy core began, not to be confused with jimmy kimmel or jimmy fallen or jimmy cordon. there you go. let's show you what we have
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going on. we have this line of strong storms, rain is already moving into new york but severe weather, atlanta right now has pretty good storms, we will probably see some airport delays in this thing in the next hour or two. major flight delays likely. washington, d.c., it's in here midmorning, boston it will be midafternoon and it keeps pushing in those strong storms pushing into charleston, on toward jacksonville, heavy rain and storms for florida and the carolina coast. by tomorrow we look for clearing here in the northeast. flood watches extending from new jersey all the way down to florida. 29 people -- 29 million people at risk for these slow moving showers and thunderstorms, parts of the florida panhandle good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still cool out there, a dry start to the day, but we are in for some rain as we go into this afternoon. highs only reaching into the mid to upper 50s. san francisco a high of 56 degrees. 56 in the peninsula and the
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south bay. in the east bay, it looks like we've got some activity going on on the interstate. 58 for a high in the tri-valley. the showers should be here in time for the evening commute. it will be very scattered and reaching the south bay by later on tonight. >> let's hit the button again, see how many of you -- boom! amazing. that's it. facebook.com/today's take. register for the sweepstakes. north carolina, gorgeous part of the country. >> i've always wanted to go there. >> keep going to facebook.com/today's take. just ahead, we're a few week away from season ten of the "voice" and return of christina aguilera as coach. carson catches up with his crew after this. mmmm mmmm, laughter mmmm, mmm mmmm, mmm! mmmm, mmm mmmm, mmm mmmm, mmm
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the blind auditions, battle rounds, get underway february 29th. carson daly, our man at "today" and theirs, caught up with reigning coach adam levine. also blake shelton, pharrell williams and christina aguilera, making her return to the chair after a season off. >> you guys were all very popular and celebrities before this show started. what is it like to be famous and successful on a hit television show? what is that success like? >> i didn't get into the music business to think, aisle i'll b personality. it gave me a chance to give back to people with dreams, like me coming up. little did we know it would be as successful as it was. >> now you're back. tell these guys what life is like outside of this show. what was it like to not do it? >> what's it like outside of the show, christina? >> in the real world, there's air and trees and people. >> whoa, geez. i've never heard of those.
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>> you're having as much fun as you were from day one. >> none of us would be doing this if it wasn't fun. >> right. >> we laugh a lot. >> you feel lifted. you watch people change, evolve and grow. there's something in that process that i can't get anywhere else. >> you're now more famous than anybody here. >> i don't know about that. >> what does that rise feel like? it's only been five years. >> the ultimate "voice" god, blake shelton. >> you're a god amongst mortals. >> we went to dinner the other night and we had to pick the restaurant we went to based on whether or not blake could walk through the kitchen to get into the restaurant because of p paparaz paparazzi. >> it's nuts. of course, at this point, no matter what moves i make or any decision i make, it's under the microscope. ♪ climb every mountain >> are you inspired by your team ever? >> of course. i won last season.
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every season is different. some seasons i don't have to coach at all because, like, i feel like i knew jordan smith was going to win the whole time. ♪ >> you are more concerned with people sticking around and having a good time. if someone steals one of your people, you're happy. >> it's unpopular and comes off weird, like what? >> i don't think it does. >> there was a nice moment yesterday. you exchanged pleasantries and you said something funny. you said, christina, we've come a long way from season one. >> he told me i have the winner on my team. >> she does. >> i was trying to give you my most honest, agagenuine and heartfelt advice. >> honorable man, that gandhi. >> you write those votes down? >> sometimes it's the way he's dressed, his hair. steam comes out of my ears, like
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wwe hall of famer "stone cold" steve austin, finishing off one opponent after another with a stone cold stunner. >> now, he hosts "the broken skull challenge," shot at his ranch in texas, where contestants duke it out over a $10,000 prize. >> these challenges with not for the faint of heart or stomach. >> no, they aren't. >> steve austin, welcome. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> how did you come up -- you built this obstacle course on your ranch. how did you come up with the challenges themselves? >> i was hosting a show on cmt and said, this is great. i love competition. heavy-duty competition. i built a career based on being tough. so there was nothing like broken skull challenge on tv. we pitched this idea to cmt and they wanted to make it tougher than i had envisioned it to be. i give them credit for that. at the end of the day, you get a bunch of people coming up with the toughest things we can put
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other human beings into competition against each other with. each day, three rounds of competition. if you win, you stick around and if you lose, you go home. at the end of the day, the last person standing takes on my obstacle course, the skull buster. it is designed to attack every part of your body. >> yikes. >> you beat that, you get $10,000. >> you're scaring me already. >> let's go! >> it's tough. some of the best athletes in the nation come out there and set the table for them to do the best they can. >> men and women, equally participate, right? >> the women are badass, yeah. >> you have a challenge for willie and natalie. >> how did you get out of this? >> i'm doing commentary. >> all right. >> shortened version. this is going to be easier. the broken skull challenge, nothing is easy. >> what do they have to do? >> uh-oh. >> she took the shoes off. it just got real. >> pull these handbags across
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the floor. the broken skull challenge, it would be tougher than that. but here we are in new york city. >> on your mark, get set, go! >> pull, pull, pull. keep pulling. all the way across. >> wow, natalie. >> natalie wins. >> wow. >> impressive. >> you would go step down the road. >> so in the broken skull, that's as hard as it gets. what's the craziest thing people do? >> there's a 50 foot long french with wa -- trench with water. you have to go ring the bell. it's head to head. people say, it's cool, like american ninja warrior. not so fast. this is head to head against another human being. if you win, you stick around. if you lose, go home. then you have to face the obstacle course. >> willie wants to give it a try. >> i'll fly you first class out there if you want to try it. >> i want to be in the trench
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it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena. story... ==topvo== a good wednesday morning at t 9:26. i'm sam brock. fears confirmed at santa clara university. there is a potential meningitis outbreak. there are two students with confirmed cases. the santa clara county public health department is working to vaccinate all students who might have had close contact with those infected. free vaccinations are going to be offered tomorrow and friday and meningitis can be passed along through body fluids or having close and lengthy contact with someone infected. a chp officer is recovering after being stabbed repeatedly
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in san francisco. the officer is a seven-year veteran of the chp. he suffered a slashed trachea. a short time later san francisco police arrested a 44-year-old man that officers say possessed a large kitchen knife. and firefighters are still on scene and still mopping up at a strip mall fire in union city. it started after 6:00 a.m. west of interstate 880. nobody was injured and that fire is out now but there have been some road closures in the surrounding area. on that note we'll look at your traffic patterns, also what's going on on the weather front right after this. weather toss to traffic
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good morning. we have some sunshine now, but as these clouds approach we will start to see rain moving in during the evening commute and it is chilly. 41 degrees in living room. san francisco and oakland at 46 degrees. and this system will start to spread some rain into the north bay later on this evening and
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most likely impacting the evening commute, so as you head out the door this morning, make sure you have the umbrella. let's check in now with mike to see what's happening in the east bay. >> just off of that berkeley curve heading away from the bay bridge, we had a crash blocking the lanes. they are just about done clearing the vehicles there is it's a slower drive getting away from the bridge. let's look at your map and show you both incidents. eastbound 80 around ashby avenue, we have that crash blocking your two right lanes still as they clean up. westbound a little distraction but a lot better traffic over the last half hour. through oakland a crash at high street slowed things down. here is your south bay. >> sammy? >> thank you very much. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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taking a look at the taking a look at the headlines. more fallout from the recent e. coli neurovirus updates from chipotle. the company says its earnings dropped 36% in january on top of the almost 15% drop in the fourth quarter last year. chipotle said the scope of a criminal probe has widened beyond a single restaurant in california. it is now a nationwide investigation. amazon reportedly has big plans to open book stores around the u.s. "the wall street journal" is quoting the ceo of a large mall saying amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 book stores. the company opened its first bookstore in november in seattle calling it a physical extension of amazon.com. one of the world's most popular messaging services has just hit a major milestone.
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what's app says it has reached 1 billion active users around the world. that's about 1 of every 7 people on the planet. what's app is owned by facebook and with it users can make free phone calls, send texts, video and text messages anywhere in the world. it delivers an amazing 42 billion messages a day. it was a very close call for a family in england when their car went out of control, flipped over and then sped down the highway on its roof in a shower of sparks as you see there. incredible. it hits another car on the way. all caught on the dashboard camera of a truck that was almost hit. all three people in that upside down car survived including a baby who was unhurt. time is running out for whoever bought a winning california lottery ticket last august. the ticket worth a staggering $63 million but it will become worthless unless the winner turns it in by tomorrow afternoon. the super lotto ticket was
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bought in a convenience store outside of los angeles. if nobody shows up by the deadline though, the winner loses all that money. let's get a check of the weather right now from mr. roker. hey, al. >> the good thing is it goes to california public schools if they don't get it. that's good. you can see on your map that's what good morning. still chilly, but we do have some sunshine, and we will see those temperatures reaching into the upper 50s today. getting ready for some rain that will be here in time for the evening commute, so grab the umbrella as you head out. most of the showers not reaching the south bay until about 7:00 or 8:00 this evening, and it will move into the north bay first with the high temperature of 55 degrees. 56 in san francisco. and up to 58 degrees in the east bay. a mix of sun and clouds and the rain will be moving out late tonight. wewe want you to go to facebook.com/today'stake.
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a trip with 146,000 likes. remember, todd.com facebook.com/today'stake. like us. now i like you, natalie. >> i like you too, al. thanks. now to the zika virus. as a growing crisis reaches american soil, just this week as you know the world health organization declared zika a global health emergency. now transmission of the zika virus has been confirmed in 29 countries and territories throughout south america, latin america, polynesia and the caribbean. now it is hirting even closer to home with the first zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in dallas county. now if a zika carrying mosquito bites a pregnant mother the unborn child can be at great risk. right now about 4,000 babies in brazil alone with been born with microcephaly. this is a serious birth defect that affects the brain. experts say that for most people the zika virus presents with mild symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain and con
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junktive viet tis or pink eye. some countries reporting a link between zika and guillain-barre syndrome. it's rare but it has yet to be confirmed by the c.d.c. the c.d.c. has put out a travel warning to avoid -- for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant to avoid zika-affected areas. they say that women who have been infected should wait two years to become pregnant. let's send it over to willie and dr. natalie azar who have more. >> dr. azar has more. let's talk about the dallas case. a lot of people who weren't paying attention to zika perced up. cdc confirms it was a man or woman, we don't know. >> yes. >> it was transmitted from someone sexually who visited one of these countries who received zika. what does that tell you? >> it gives us more evidence about a suspicion that we've had. there are already documented cases in the literature, one in 2008 of a physician who was in
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senegal who was infected with zika who came back to the u.s. and infected his wife and then more recently in 2013 with the very large outbreak in french polynesia, there was a tahitian man whose semen and urine tested positive for zika. the idea that it can be transmitted with blood transfusion or sexual contact is not necessarily new, ground breaking, or surprising, but as i stated earlier this morning, it's certainly unfortunate and unwelcome news because this now is a whole other set of protocols and precautions that we need to talk about in light of this outbreak. >> does this mean, dr. azar, someone coming back from one of these countries with zika should remain abstinent and if so for how long? >> right. we don't have a specific guidance on that yet but we intend on having that in the next coming days per dr. frieden of the c.d.c. i will state though that our friends/colleagues in england
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have a protocol in place already, and that is that if a man who has a documented zika infection returns or wherever he or she is, he should use a condom for six months. if a person -- if a man has had potential exposure, exposure could just be being in an area where zika is being transmitted, the recommendation there is to wear a condom for four weeks, one month. at issue here is we don't know how long the virus, number one, is still detectible in sexual secretions and even if detectible, is it actually infectious. can it be transmitted? that right now is the next step for the cdc and researchers in brazil to try to get as much information as possible so that they can inform their guidance for us. >> quick bottom line before we go here. for people watching this at home, how concerned should people in the united states be about zika right now? >> i think the concern hasn't changed all that much in terms of location, first of all. you know, travel to areas where viral transmission is ongoing
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and bringing back the infection to the united states is an issue. one thing we didn't get a chance to talk about so much today is the potential, you know, serious contribution to guillon-barre. this is a moving -- >> a moving target. >> yeah. >> there's a lot more questions to be answered. dr. azar, thank you so much. coming up, "work a who will licks" made a tv star. now he's carving out his place on the big screen. we'll talk to him right after this. "workoholics," anders holm is carving out his place on the big screen. here's a little healthy advice.
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anders holm has been stealing scenes in some of the smartest, edgiest comedies of the last few years. >> success doesn't happen overnight. >> first, a look at his rise. >> it's anders, okay? anders. not anders. it never was that. i don't know why you keep saying that. >> reporter: anders holm started out behind the camera as a writing assistant. from the writers room, he joined forces with two fellow comedians. blake anderson and adam devine to form the group, male order comedy. >> dealing with stress in the workplace. >> reporter: their web series caught the attention of comedy central, leading to the creation of "workoholics." >> i've been promoted. see the suit? >> reporter: the hilariously unambitious telemarketers are in
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their sixth season. >> you're my dude. blake is my man. >> reporter: anders went on to guest-star on "the mindy project," as mindy kaling's love interest. >> will you marry me? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: from tv, he moved to feature film, joining the cast of "the interview," with james and seth. >> yours is cool and mine is serious. >> reporter: then sharing with screen with anne hathaway and robert de niro in "the intern." >> for the record, never been my turn. >> reporter: anders is now a lady's man in "how to be single," proving his work is just getting started. >> there are 8 million people in this city. sounds like a lot, right? half are women. >> these are the women? >> anders holm joins us now. good to see you, man. >> what's up, guys? >> you tweeted something
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yesterday. i'm on the "today" show tomorrow at 9ish, pushing "how to be single." should i go blazer, no shirt? >> i showed up with no shirt. there was a riot for security reasons. put a shirt on! i'm like, all right. >> promoting your movie. but you say you actually are promoting your body. >> yeah, it's more for a body day for me. >> you are shirtless a lot in this new movie. >> yeah. >> you had a lot of disturbing nude scenes over the past, i should say. >> yeah. >> you're comfortable with the body. >> i have to be. it's my craft, you know. i grew up as a swimmer and you wear speedos. i think like, those are perhaps the most embarrassing outfits out there. i had a leg up. >> we were just watching a look back at your career. "workohol "workoholics" has become a hit. the early version of the web series you said was before hair and makeup. >> yeah. it seemed like a different show.
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>> can you believe where it's come since those days? >> honestly, yes. only because blake, adam and kyle, i think those guys are amazing. with their -- i'm riding their coat tails, you know what i mean? >> besides your skill with acting, you're a beat boxer and you have a group? >> professional, yeah. >> the group is called, perfecto? or that's the album? >> that's the group and the album. with kenny dennis. >> our excuse to show a video. let's take a look. ♪ mankind, out of line ♪ rappers that don't know, my brothers and sisters, of the future ♪ >> late '80s sound to it. >> music factory.
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it's hip hop chicago side. >> you can beat box a little? >> without a doubt. on live television. >> ripe fruit. ♪ i'm here in my tight suit see, those words rhyme. >> was that it? >> that's rapping, guys. >> i'm sure if we had more time, it would have gone on. >> oh, yes. >> eons. >> anders holm, great to see you. "how to be single" opens february 12th. don't miss "workoholics" on comedy central. up next, jim dolan treating us to a live performance when we come back. about dancing. he was thinking about his joints. but now he's taking osteo bi-flex, and noticing a real difference in his joint comfort. the feeling originates in this area... spreads throughout the body... to here, inducing hilariously high levels of embarrassment in his son. he knows it's working by that look of abject humiliation on his son's face.
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the most awarded, rewarding suv ever. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> catch him court side at a knicks game, but today, jim dolan is with us. he's the executive chairman of madison square garden and cable vision's ceo. also a man of many talents. you can hear jim's music on some of your favorite musics. jd and the straight shot just released an album, ballyhoo! >> thanks for having us. >> this has to be a dream come true, in the sense that not only do you have this successful band, but you opened for really huge groups. you have jewel coming up. how did that come up? >> we are friends. our music works well together. we're acoustic and she's totally
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acoustic. >> what's the song you're going to do? >> "better find a church". >> jd and the straight shots. ♪ better find a church, better find it soon ♪ ♪ better search through the light by the light of a sinner's moon ♪ ♪ better find a church, get on your knees ♪ ♪ beg for a chance just to dance with someone who believes ♪ ♪ and you better confess, get it off your chest, give yourself some rest while you still have one left ♪ ♪ even you've got to live with the things that you did, the
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secrets you hid ♪ ♪ heaven forbid that the devil gets word, better find a church ♪ ♪ when you find a church, you won't find me there ♪ ♪ cause i'll be home, not alone, in the arms of someone who cares ♪ ♪ and you better confess, get it off your chest ♪ ♪ give your soul some rest while you still have one left ♪ ♪ even you've got to live with the things that you did, the secrets you hid ♪ ♪ heaven forbid that the devil gets word, better find a church ♪ ♪ never meant to hurt no one
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♪ in the end, that's what you done ♪ ♪ a sinner's past, still gonna pay the good lord back ♪ ♪ and you better confess, get it off your chest ♪ ♪ give your soul some rest while you still have one left ♪ ♪ cause even you've got to live with the things that you did ♪ ♪ the secrets you hid ♪ heaven forbid that the devil gets word, better find a church ♪ ♪ better find a church ♪ better find a church
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♪ better find a church [ applause ] >> jd and the straight shot. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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lovely ladies. >> hello, everybody. we have a big show. very, very big. >> guess who is here, again. >> who? >> colin quinn. >> love him. >> l.a. reid is going to come and talk about his new book. >> any lottery dream home. >> who knew super bowl edition. >> it was on there. they said, stick to the prompter. i'm terrified not to. >> all that and so much more. >> after your local
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are starting out with some chilly temperatures, but as we head through the day, we will see some rain moving in. so all of this sunshine, seeing some clouds moving in, and highs reaching into the upper 50s in the east bay.
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san francisco is looking at 56 degrees. also 56 degrees in the peninsula. in the tri-valley we're looking at highs around 55 degrees and 55 in the north bay. scattered showers throughout the afternoon into the evening. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> still a little trouble for a couple east bay spots. i'll show you on the map. there is a crash there and some late cleanup and late slowing through oakland. 580 westbound is what we should be seeing a lighter flow. even continuing up eastbound 80 towards ashby, the earlier crash cleared about 25 minutes ago. there is the refs of the bay. happening now on nbc bay area, santa clara university teali dealing with a meningitis area. we have information on free vaccinatio vaccinations. developments in the case against robert durst, we're tweeting about today's hearing and you could see how a decision
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to speed up a possible murder trial. nd the super bowl bug getting hotter including at our website. why the bling is the thing at nbc bay area.com.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> wine day wednesday, february 3rd. guess who is doing the dishes. >> hardest working man in show business. >> guess who is doing the dishes. >> sparkling. sparkling. >> very nice. >> thank you, al. you're not the only one with a show, you know. >> anyway, we, too, have a fun day because that guy over there is here with us again. >> colin quinn. >> somebody high up because this guy is here,

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