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killed there. serial killer on the loose, officials searching for a gunmen believed to be responsible for seven random murders in phoenix, residents refusing to leave their homes. is this the man they're looking for. jennifer an iston lashes out at the media for speculation that she's pregnant. her thoughts on mother hood and pauz and why she's finally fighting back today. from nbc news, this is to y "today" live from studio 1a. good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. >> are you ready for the roller coaster. >> let's start with the presidential race. some new polls out this morning
showing how volatile this election is. a new poll shows hillary clinton expanding her lead over donald trump to 13%. >> according to polls this morning trump is now leading in florida 32 to 39. that's a huge reversal. clinton was up big in a poll a month ago and pennsylvania is 43 to 41 and it a tie in ohio. >> we have a lot to get to this morning, including our interview with bernie sanders but let's start with the republicans. nbc is in cleveland where the republican convention gets under way in five days. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. good morning. before that convention begins we should know who donald trump's running mate will be and this morning some news for or west coast viewers within the last hour donald trump's children visited the home of indiana
governor mike pence followed by trump himself walking in past a brick wall. a source in the campaign tells me no decision has been made yet on the vp but once trump does settle on someone top trump insiders tell nbc news he'll appear publicly with that pick on friday. today, with tryouts over, decision time now for donald trump. >> i'm supporting donald trump -- >> reporter: indiana governor mike pence wrapping up his vp addition but after a private meeting no clues from the candidate. >> i don't know whether he's going to be your governor or vice president, who the hell knows. >> reporter: sources tell nbc news trump's talking over options with his inner circle. newt gingrich and chris christie serious contenders as trump promises his pick will probably be predictable. >> i'm not doing this for surprises. i'm going this because i want to
somebody that will help me get elected. >> reporter: he's looking for an attack dog that can take on hillary clinton and maybe other critics too like ruth bader ginsburg, she called trump a faker who says whatever comes in his head at the moment and trump firing back in a tweet saying her mind is shot, resign and elsewhere predicting this supreme spat with energize his base. many of shows supporters headed to cleveland where we're getting a clear picture who will take their turn on the stage. majority leader mitch mcconnell will speak along with trump's family, former rivals and house speaker paul ryan insisting he doesn't regret to endorsing the candidate. >> if i hadn't done that i would
have given the praesidency to hillary clinton. >> reporter: trump under fire this morning from the naacp after declining an invitation to speak at a convention next week. trump's team points to the timing of their own convention. >> thank you. the democrats nearly one month after the end of the primary season bernie sanders has finally thrown his support behind hillary clinton and the question ask now will his supporters do the same. we'll talk to senator sanders in just a moment but first nbc andrea mitchell was at the clinton/sanders event in new hampshire. she saw it all. >> reporter: good morning. today hillary clinton is going to be delivering a major speech on race relations. now that she has crossed that political milestone in her campaign, winning the endorsement of bernie sanders. bernie sanders finally bally boo political reality, backing hillary clinton more than a
month after she locked up the nomination. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her today. thank you all very much. >> reporter: listing his campaign achievements with clinton at times watching awkwardly on the sidelines. >> we have begun a political revolution to transform america and that revolution continues. >> reporter: clinton urging the two camps to join forces. >> i am proud to be fighting alongside you because my friends, this is a time for all of us to stand together. >> reporter: will sanders supporters heed his call. our polls show 78% of sanders supporters will vote for her and clinton woeing high dollar
donors at a musical. >> we cannot be detoured by those who play to the worst of our feelings. >> reporter: clinton's next move, picking a running mate. the clinton campaign is vetting retired navy admiral james salve dis. virginia senator tim kaine and the agricultural senator. more fall out over her e-mails, loretta lynch facing questions for her decision not to prosecute clinton and pointed to fbi director's statements last week. what about her private meeting with clinton's husband at the phoenix airport. >> the former president indicated he want to say hello
and i agreed to say hello and we had a social conversation. nothing of any relationship to the e-mail investigation was discussed. >> reporter: that e-mail issue still overshadowing clinton's campaign even as she tries to move on and unite democrats behind her. >> thank you very much. senator bernie sanders is with us now from washington, d.c. senator, good morning. thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. let me start with a question a lot of people have been asking lately. hillary clinton wrapped up the nomination of your party about 35 days ago. why did it take so long to endorse her. >> there was a lot of work do to make sure we had a strong platform. what my campaign is about is expanding the middle class and raising the minimum wage and having trade policies that create jobs in this country and making sure all of our young people are able to afford to go
to college and we deal with the issue -- >> so you're saying you were negotiating over these past 35 days to make sure she adhered to some of your core principals. >> it was a question of bringing the party together around the agenda and the democratic platform turns out now to be the most progressive platform the party has ever had. we didn't get everything we wanted but it is a frprogressiv platform. >> is this an endorsement of hillary clinton or is this you saying donald trump ought not to be president? in your mind is the choose of the lesser of two evils. >> this is a choice about making sure that the middle class of this country, which has been in decline for 40 years, gets rebuilt. >> so it's sounding like you're firmly on hillary clinton's team. in your speech yesterday you said you intend to do everything you can to make sure she is the next president of the united states. what exactly does that mean?
are you two going to campaign side-by-side? will you speak at the convention? >> i suspect i will speak at the convention and i suspect i will be running all over this country. look, i think the election of donald trump as president will be a disaster for this country. this is a man who does not have the in my view temperament to be president of the united states. i n't think the people of this country want to see somebody proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks for the richest .2% while you cut back on programs for working families. >> last week the fbi director came out and said hillary clinton was extremely careless with highly sensitive e-mail information that in fact many of the explanations she's given about her e-mail practices turned out to be not true. did any of that from director comey give you pause before you endorsed her and if not why not? >> look, hillary clinton is not a perfect human being, bernie
sanders is not a perfect human being and that's the way life is, but i think what we have to focus on is not -- this is what i said yesterday in my remarks. it's not donald trump as a person or hillary clinton as a person. let me finish -- it's the needs of the middle class and working families. which candidate is going to do more for ordinary americans and i think that the answer to that is very very clear. if you're talking about creating jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure and expanding health care and making college affordable for all people, i think that is hillary clinton's agenda. if you want tax breaks to billionaires, if you want a candidate for president in 2016 who thinks that climate change is a hoax despite what the entire scientific community is saying well i guess donald trump is your guy. if you want somebody who divides us up by insulting muslims or mexicans or women, donald trump is your guy, but i don't think most americans want that type of
person to be tremendousness. >> during the last couple of days or weeks have you had direct discussions with secretary clinton about who you would like to see her choose as a running mate. >> i have had discussions with hillary clinton but that subject did not come up. >> do you hope to serve in a clinton administration if she were elected. >> that issue has not yet come up. i am very happy and very proud to represent the state of vermont. >> who be number one on your wish list as a running mate. >> she won the primary and the nominating process -- >> you can have an opinion. >> this is what i think and it doesn't surprise anybody. we need somebody who is not attached to wall street and has a history of standing up and fighting for working families and that health care should be a right of all people and we should make college education public colleges and universities tuition free. so i would like to see the most progressive person possible. >> senator bernie sanders. senator, we appreciate you spending time with us this morning.
>> thank you. >> thank you very much. move to other news. investigators in louisiana are searching for more suspects in what they describe as a chilling plot to kill police officers. it comes as we learn more about the gunmen behind the shooting rampage in dallas. president obama leading the memorial tuesday for the five officers killed there. nbc gabe gutierrez is covering the story for us. >> reporter: as dallas tries to heal president obama insisted this this country is not as divided as it may seem but today the police in louisiana say there is a creditable threat days after the shooting death of alton sterling. authorities are searching for a missing suspect in a chilling plot to kill cops. >> we have creditable threats against the lives of law enforcement in this city. >> reporter: police called to this pawnshop saturday morning for a burglary in progress. >> be adviced there are multiple weapons moved in here.
>> reporter: eight hand guns were missing, and one 17-year-old suspect caught trying to escape telling police. >> they were looking for bullets to kill baton rouge police officers. >> reporter: four people are in custody and one suspect remains at large and two guns are missing. >> look at what happened in dallas. we can't take anything for granted anymore. >> reporter: one of the weapons used in dallas by micah johnson was an ak-74. >> i was shocked. >> reporter: former army sergeant says he was micah johnson's squad leader and helped train him in combat techniques before he deployed to afghanistan. >> he didn't seem motivated. he was a little clumsy, goofy sometimes. >> reporter: on thursday johnson used those techniques to max miz
the blood shed. the two college officers were injured in the rampage. >> he shot seven, eight times and i barely got grazed. if god hadn't been watching over me, i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: an emotional memorial president obama and president bush honored the five fallen officers, the president balancing prays for police officers with an acknowledgment at racial bias. >> even those who dislike the phrase black lives matter surely we can hear the pain from alton sterling's family and we can do what we can to prevent another life like his from being lost. >> reporter: president obama is planning to meet with more law enforcement firms and civil rights activists. today in dallas another some ber day, the funerals for three fallen officers. >> thank you. overseas britain is getting
new leadership today. the prime minister is officially stepping down after a finally meeting with parliamentened a the queen. his replacement the second woman to hold the title of prime minister after margaret thatcher. nbc is outside ten downing street in london this morning with what we need to know about theresa may. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. just as hillary clinton is vying to become the first welcome president of the united states in this country theresa may is about to become the new prime minister. her biggest challenge, leading this country out of the european union a move she opposed. she's been called a safe pair of hands, both reliable and ruthless. theresa may the head of counter terrorism and imgrish will be the second woman to hold the top job in britain more than three decades after margaret thatcher. is theresa may the new iron lady? >> it's not iron.
she's certainly made of some sort of metal substance. she's tough. >> reporter: her ride comes after a wild three weeks, britain's surprise vote to leave europe and so many resignations it seems the cat was the only one left standing. first the prime minister and then the favorite to replace him. >> that person cannot be me. >> reporter: this week may's final challenger who claimed she would be a better leader because she unlike may is a may. >> we'll have a new prime minister in that building behind me by wednesday evening. >> reporter: suddenly the moving vans were parked outside and the prime minister was humming his way out of office while the new leaders signature stand out shoes were making headlines. >> this is the one area in which she let's herself go and you get some interesting high heels. >> reporter: may voted for the
war in iraq in 2003 and air strikes in syria in 2013. she was against leaving europe, brexit, but now has to pave the way out. >> brexit means brexit and we are going to make a success of it. >> reporter: but first an all important meeting with the queen. that meeting is private. it will happen in just a few hours from knew at the palace. it's called the kissing of the hands. it's not taken literally. it's more of a ceremony process, the british version of a swearing in. afterward she will get the keys to ten downing street and a new pet. larry the cat stays. >> good to know. thank you very much. >> kissing of the hands followed by the administering. al's on the road this morning in orlando. good morning. >> that's right. can you imagine the key it would take to open that door. i'll explain what we'll doing here later on, but in the meantime let's bring you your weather.
we do have the risk of some severe weather to talk about today. we're watching severe thunderstorm watches and warnings throughout kansas and we do look for a risk of severe weather from wichita, chicago, into parts of ohio, michigan and up to minnesota. 36 million people at risk as this system develops. storms, damaging wind and flooding is possible. rainfall amounts could equal three to five inches. it could continue from tonight into tomorrow morning shicfting to the south. look for the rainfall to total three to four inches and some areas could see five inches. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 sektds.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. turning toward 60 degrees across the bay area. as we see mostly sunny skies and a few clouds right along the coastline. we will be much cooler in san francisco. 68 degrees. while the inland areas in the north bay, south bay, and tri-valley reach into the 90sthis afternoon. 80s for the east bay and the peninsula. expect more 80s and 90s for most of the inland areas for the next couple days. a hot way to end this week. weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, the frantic search for a serial killer in arizona. at least seven people have been shot. do they know the man behind the random attacks? plus, cashing in on the
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good morning. it's 7:26 on your wednesday. i'm sam brock. right now we are following developing news out of san jose where police are investigating the 26th homicide of the year. this morning officers responded to the area of ocala avenue in south king right by the 281/101 interchange. that's where they found a man suffering from an injury. police won't say how the victim was hurt but a person of interest has been detained and is being questioned. for context, at this same point last year san jose only had 11 homicides. we'll continue to follow this developing story and bring you updates throughout the morning. a check right now of your weather at 7:26 with kari hall. >> good morning. start out with sunshine as we get a view of the castro towards san francisco and temperatures there at 56 degrees.
61 degrees in concord and livermore at 55 degrees. a nice normal start to the day but it will be heating up very quickly for the inland areas. 89 degrees in saratoga. 83 in palo alto. and the mission district at 68 degrees. 93 in fairfield. antioch, 92. also, 92 today in pleasanton. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. let's head over to mike for a look at the roadways. >> looking over at hayward because the most of the bay shows you typical pattern south bay and slowing acrass the dumbarton bridge. a stall reported past the toll plaza and past the bridge, another crash clearing from hayward and 880 south. slower drive. i don't see the stalled vehicle anymore so it may have cleared but you do see the residual slowing across the flat section. tougher drive maybe if you're south from here, take the dumbarton bridge. back to you. that's going to do it for us right now but we will be back in half an hour with more news.
good mo good morning, everybody. 7:30 on a wednesday morning, the 13th of july. and just 48 hours new until our next big concert. gwen stefani is kicking off a new tour and she'll make our plaza one of her very first stops. >> should be great. now a quick check of today's headlines. there is some interesting new polls out this morning referring to the presidential race. a new national poll gives hillary clinton a 13-point lead over donald trump. but take a look at these new quinnipiac polls in the key battleground states. trump now leading in florida and pennsylvania, tied with clinton in ohio. funerals are being held today for three of the police officers killed in last week's sniper attack in dallas.
all five officers were honored at an emotional service on tuesday. it was attended by president obama and former president george w. bush. and a mass drug overdose described as something out of a zombie movie has new york health officials warning about the dangers of synthetic marijuana. witnesses say people were lying on the sidewalk shaking, leaning against trees after reportedly smoking an inexpensive synthetic drug known as k-2. more than 30 people were hospitalized in all. also this morning, police in arizona are on a manhunt for a serial killer on the loose near phoenix. at least seven people have been gunned down randomly in cold blood. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: the sun rises over phoenix after another fearful night in the community. detectives say a serial killer, possibly the man in this released sketch, on the prowl in this working class neighborhood.
>> it is definitely a series of homicides that are related. >> reporter: striking at night, three men, three women and even a child have been gunned down here without a known motive. now four more shootings tied to the crime spree that's spanning weeks. many locals are staying indoors, even on hot summer nights. business in this normally busy strip mall at a standstill. >> i lose my customers. people not coming to this area. >> reporter: in a 500 square mile city, the shootings have all taken place within two square miles. under suspiciously similar circumstances. >> so a car pulled up and started shooting. >> reporter: nancy pena lost her brother, like others, shot in the driveway. >> he loves others and he appreciated every minute of his life. so he was grateful. that's what i'm going to do, i'm going to be grateful that he was part of my life.
>> reporter: the lingering fear has turned this suburb into a ghost town. >> people are being killed. we never know who's next. that's pretty sad. it's scary. >> reporter: now with this new lead, a community waking up, hoping this nightmare ends soon. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. now to a story we've been talking about all week long. this pokemon go phenomenon is sparking fresh outrage this morning. over where some people are playing it. apparently the makers of the hit app are not the only ones profiting. nbc's jo lin is in los angeles. >> reporter: pokemon go is raking in the big bucks since it came out a week ago. the value of nintendo shares with up by $12 billion. apple and google are also getting richer from the app but it is also benefiting people in your own neighborhood. as masses hover, huddle and play pokemon go, small businesses and restaurants are cashing in. >> over the weekend, it was like
a holiday. we've increased our sales about 75%. it was nuts. we weren't expecting it at all. >> reporter: pokemon go is a free augmented reality game that integrates the pokemon world with the real one on your smartphone. it's been downloaded an estimated 7.5 million times making an estimated $1.6 million daily in in-app purchases alone. but if you don't want your location to be a pokemon stop, you might be out of luck. this home in massachusetts was designated a pokemon gym without the owner's permission. the owner tweeting, i've officially stopped counting after easily 30-plus people walking up and as many cars pulling up for a few minutes. people have also been caught playing at the 9/11 memorial and the holocaust museum.
but on the game, there is no way to easily opt out of being a designated stop. there's just a generic request form. pokemon go is just the latest money maker in a $25 billion mobile gaming industry. over the last two years, kim kardashian has made about $45 million on her new mobile game, "kardashian hollywood," according to "forbes." it's been downloaded 45 million times. at the height of candy crush's popularity, players spent more than $1.3 billion in in-app purchases back in 2014. but now pokemon go is beating candy crush in app stores, giving businesses a new, cheaper way to lure in customers. >> i'm not even interested in any of the stores or anything right now. just playing this. but if they offered anything related to pokemon, i would definitely be in there. >> reporter: tech ceos see pokemon go as a wider adoption of augmented reality in our
daily lives. microsoft's ceo on cnbc they said it could be gold for other companies. >> jo, thank you. there are a lot of things i don't understand. this is racing up to the top of that list. >> i'm right there with you. let's turn to al, he has a check of the weather. he's actually in orlando this morning. hey, al, good morning glen. >> whatever happened to reality reality? who needs augmented reality? we'll talk about that a little later. let's show you what we've got going on right now. we are talking about some heat out there. we're also talking about these heat advisories from tulsa all the way in to parts of new mexico and texas. this heat's just going to be expanding as we move on during the day. in fact, even out east. here in the east, thursday and friday afternoons, parts of pennsylvania and new jersey. it will feel like it is over 100 degrees. jet stream way up to the north, so it is going to stay very warm out here. in fact, look at this. lubbock will be 12 degrees above normal. 92 jacksonville. atlanta and cleveland very warm.
as we move on toward the weekend, those heat indices will just continue to rise. that's what's going on around the country. well, we will also have heat here in the bay area. effort inland areas but the coast will be nice and cool. right now in san francisco it's 56 degrees. and highs today reaching 68, but 81 degrees in the east bay and the peninsula with some 90s in the south bay, north bay, and tri-valley. next couple of days will feature some hot inland temperatures while the coast stays nice and comfortable. and we will have some morning clouds in spots but the sunshine by afternoon for all of the bay area. >> get the latest on the heat in your area. go to the weather channel on cable. guys? >> all right, mr. roker. thank you very much. we'll see you in a little while. just ahead, the debate sparked by this photograph of victoria beckham and her daughter. is it okay to kiss your kids on the lips? but first, is your arcade
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questions. because on "rossen reports," we are starting a special series called "is it rigged." >> it is a popular arcade game. you just can't seem to win it. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is getting to the bottom of this. jeff, good morning. >> years of you asking and i have finally listened. we are talking about those claw machines. you see them at arcades and bowling alleys, amusement parks. everywhere. my kids love to play them. savannah loves them. we all do. but sometimes no matter how many times you play, you just can't get that claw to go in and grab the prize. just like that. so we wondered, are you really that bad at the game or is the machine rigged? this morning, we're exposing the secrets. >> all right, go, go, go! >> reporter: it seems pretty simple. dump in. money, move the joystick, and drop the claw over the prize. hit it. my son loves playing. who doesn't? but try after try, dollar after
dollar, it feels like you just can't win. so is it you or is the machine rigged? and the answer is -- >> yes, most claw machines are rigged. >> reporter: jeremy has analyzed hundreds of claw machines and runs claw struck, a popular youtube channel and website showing how many different models work. >> absolutely not fair. crane operators can change the strength of the claw throughout the day. they can even set them to pay out at different rates. 1 in 25. 1 in 50. means you will not win unless they say so. >> reporter: so how do they control the machine? my producer went out and actually bought one from a distributor. okay. so i brought the claw machine back to my own apartment. my kids are going to love this. the expert is kind enough to join us here. show me how it is to manipulate this. >> one knob is for the strength of the claw when it picks up the
plush at the bottom and the other for how strong it carries it to the chute. >> reporter: he says this machine can be used fairly, but too many operators rig it. >> so by turning these, would you like to win every time or lose every time? >> let's start with me losing every time. >> then we just need to turn these two knobs. >> and that's it. >> that's it. >> i can't win now. >> extremely unlikely. >> try -- come on! after try. it dropped it! i just can't win. okay, now i want to win. show me how to do that. >> sure. now the operator can just open the door and move these knobs the other way. max claw strength. >> let's give it a shot. i have my eye on this orange buddy right here. line it up, here we go. yes! it works! and when i try again, i'm a winner. just turn the knobs, and it is easy. another prize. yep, that's what i thought. other models are even more
sophisticated. letting them set specific odds for winning. check out these owner's manuals we found online. this one telling arcade owners managing profit is made easy. the machine calculates when it is time for someone to win and then sends full strength to the law, making it even easier to grab a prize. >> so what needs to happen here? >> well, there needs to be more oversight. right now there is basically none. if a machine is only going to pay out 1 in 50 times, they should have to post something on it for people. >> by the way, i just won again. >> you're on fire. >> yay! >> reporter: and in my house, we're keeping those knobs set to win. >> i won all these toys! yay! >> he really wanted to keep that claw machine. by the way, we reached out to the manufacturer of the machine we bought but did not hear back. if you still want your kids to play the claw game or if they still want to play, experts say you can do a little creeping like you do, savannah, just hide back in the back of the arcade and you see if the machine hasn't paid out in a while. if it hasn't, it's probably
ready to pay out. if you want to look at how expensive the toys are. if it is an xbox or ipad, sometimes experts say it could be set to 1 in 10,000 odds. >> you're not suggesting people pick the lock on the little panel that conceals the nobs. >> i don't want to say you shouldn't do that -- >> i'm going to get that orange teddy bear for you one of these days. up next, the singer in hot water after changing the words to canada's national anthem at last night's all-star game.
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we're back now, 7:50. savannah, big fan of baseball's all-star game. or as she calls it, mid season classic. >> when i'm not playing those arcade games. >> were you watching last night? >> oh, didn't miss a minute. >> what did you miss? >> she didn't even know it was on. >> i'll tell you what you missed. before that game in san diego tuesday night, a canadian singing group, the tenors, were performing their country's anthem when one singer went rogue, changed the lyrics, held up a sign that said "all lives matter." take a listen. ♪ we're all brothers and sisters ♪ ♪ all lives matter to the great ♪ >> with glowing hearts we see thee rise -- that's not what they were saying. people were offended. all lives matter, a retort often
used by critics of the black lives matter movement. the lyric met criticism on line. they managed to condescend to americans, disrespect the canadian anthem and make an offensive point all at once. all lives matter except for those whose anthem you are singing. the rest of the tenors called him a lone wolf. tweeting in part, other members of the group were shocked and embarrassed by the actions of remigio. they say he will not be performing with the group again until further notice. american league will have the world series home field advantage, they won 4-2 over the national league. that's what you missed. >> by the way, i don't call it the mid season classic. i call it the mid summer classic. >> either one. >> come on! i don't get a point there? >> baseball. coming up, jennifer coming up, jennifer aniston's blistering new when i have a headache, coming up, jennifer aniston's blistering new i don't want to put my life on hold. i've got a big night planned with my friends. and i want to enjoy every moment of it. that's why i use fast-acting excedrin for my headaches.
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good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out over san francisco with sunshine and you question the low clouds over towards the golden gate bridge. temperature is 56 degrees. we're in the low 60s for oakland as well as peninsula and over down to the south bay. we will have some very hot inland temperatures today. up to 89 degrees in saratoga. and san mateo, 78 degrees and 6 in the mission district. low 90s, even some mid 90s up towards fairfield and low 90s also for the tri-valley. let's head over to mike to see what's happening as you head out for this morning's commute. >> good morning. looking at the palo alto drive heading down past university. there was a dog running around the road. i think that's why they're stopped here because it's starting to recover. the map thoushows you the rest the peninsula. typical pattern. northbound commute are the ones tough. over here, south 880 recovers after the earlier crash cleared around industrial.
there's a slow drive north of there into oakland as well. 880 jamming up around the coliseum. i'm looking for incidents reported at the coliseum. none but i do see a weird traffic flow. someone must have slammed on their brakes. metering lights are on. look at the top of the screen, slower drive at the richmond to san rafael commute. i'll send it over the you. mike, thank you very much. happening right now on nbc bay area. racist flyer is concerning many people living in san francisco neighborhood. somebody dropped the flyers this week. they mentioned the black lives matter movement and then called the neighbors to join the ku klux klan. it listed a number to contact and website. switch gears now. have you caught a pokemon lately? it's all the rage. but how do you play pokemon go? we got you covered. check out your tutorial on your to play directions while playing
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, tabloid takedown. jennifer aniston opens up in a candid new essay addressing pregnancy rumors for the first time and blasting the media over body shame. catching up with michael johnson. >> he destroys his old record! >> i woke up every day with that singular objective to run faster. >> natalie hits the track with super man himself to see what the four-time gold medalist has been up to since his last olympic appearance. and is there really anything wrong with this picture? victoria beckham is slammed by some after a picture of her kissing her daughter on the lips goes viral.
now parents are puckering up as a sign of support. "today" wednesday, july 13th, 2016. >> we made it from detroit! woo! >> good morning, georgia! >> we love matt lauer! woo! >> i'm the best "today" show anchor. >> and so am i. >> woo! it is 8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it is the 13th day of july, 2016. little bit of a sticky morning on rockefeller plaza. going to be a warm one today but we've got a great crowd gathered. and it is always nice to get outsi outside. air conditioning can be a little bit overbearing. >> overwhelming.
i need a little space heater in my office because the air conditioner is so cold. >> you can complain about almost anything. >> yes, we can. coming up, actress megan markle is here grilling up a summer salad you can eat with your hands, carson. >> grilled salad? >> yes, grilled salad. let's get a check of the top stories. sh sh . we have new refinminders th morning showing how unpredictable the presidential race can be. hillary clinton's lead is expanding but quinnipiac polls released overnight has trump bolting ahead of clinton in florida. in pennsylvania he now has a two-point lead. and in ohio, it is a tie at 41% a piece. nbc white house correspondent kristin welker has the latest on how both candidates are gearing
up for the general election. >> good morning. for republicans and democrats these days, it is all about party unity and rounding out the top of the tickets. donald trump, who is expected to announce his vice presidential pick as early as this week, campaigned tuesday with one of the men on his short list, indiana's governor, mike pence. >> you'll be calling up mike pence. i don't know whether he's going to be your governor or your vice president. >> reporter: but with just five days to go until the gop convention, trump is struggling to bring his party together, criticizing some of his primary opponents for not endorsing him after signing a pledge to support the nominee. >> called the pledge. i pledge that if i don't make it, i'm going to support the nominee of the party. it doesn't say, subject to change, subject to the weather. >> reporter: while trump tries to rally republicans, the democrats are putting on a united front. bernie sanders endorsing hillary clinton. the former rivals campaigning
together tuesday in new hampshire. >> and i intend to do everything i can to make certain she will be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: making it clear this morning with matt and savannah, his key goal -- defeating trump. >> i suspect that i will speak at the convention and i suspect that i will be running all over this country. >> reporter: in a tweet, trump fired back at sanders saying, he totally sold out to crooked hillary clinton. and his campaign also taking aim at supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg after she slammed the billionaire in an interview with cnn saying, he is a faker. he has no consistency about him. he says whatever comes into his head at the moment. he really has an ego. now some on both sides of the aisle are saying those comments crossed a line coming from a sitting supreme court justice. now early this morning, trump went after justice ginsburg on twitter calling for her to resign. trump is facing his own criticism this morning for declining a request to speak to the naacp next week citing the
fact that the gop will be holding its convention. trump will fund-raise in california today. hillary clinton delivers a major speech on race in springfield, illinois. >> kristin, thank you. for continuing political coverage, tune in to msnbc throughout the day. police in baton rouge, louisiana are searching for at least one more suspect in what they say was a foiled plot to attack police officers. it all started with a weekend burglary at a pawn shop where eight handguns were stolen. four suspects were arrested in connection with that crime. police say one of the men revealed that their goal was to shoot officers. two of the stolen guns are still missing. tensions between police and some members of the public have escalated in baton rouge since the controversial police killing of alton sterling last week. in some parts of the country bears in backyards aren't unusual. but a woman in colorado called police when she found a bear hunkered down in her suburu. >> how did he get in? i don't see a broken window.
>> the woman had left her doors unlocked overnight and the bear figured out the rest. deputies eventually popped the latch and the bear was happy to run back into the woods. the car, as you see here, was trashed. as for the smell? the deputies said it smelled like wet dog only a lot worse. >> not getting back in that car. >> could you imagine? >> no, i can't. thank you. yeah, just get rid of the car at that point. coming up, jennifer aniston fighting back big against body shaming addressing pregnancy rumors. she's speaking out on all of these topics in a visceral way for the very first time. plus, the 2-year-old who can copy rocky's famous workout move for move. >> this is amazing. and a sithe seinfeld springbo
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wrote, for the record, i am not pregnant. what i am is fed up. i'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of journalism, the first amendment and "celebrity news." anniston, tired of the tabloid scrutiny over whether or not she plans to have children, penned the essay in the huffington post. in it she takes the tabloid media to task over their relentless coverage writing the sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not i am pregnant points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful or unhappy if they're not married with children. it's a subject the 47-year-old discussed here on "today." >> i don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done and if i don't have -- if they're not checked, then i failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth or my value as a woman. >> reporter: she goes on to write, every day my husband and i are harassed by dozens of
aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, photos like these secretly snapped by the paparazzi while the couple was on vacation, fueled rumors that anniston was pregnant. her response -- i resent being made to feel less than because my body is changing and/or i had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird ankle and therefore deemed one of two things -- pregnant or fat. not to mention the painful awkwardness that comes with being congratulated by friends, co-workers and strangers alike on one's fictional pregnancy. she added, the onification and scrutiny we put women through is and stu absurd and disturbing. measured against some warped standard of beauty. hoping to finally put an end to the speculation of whether or not she's pregnant, anniston wrote, yes, i may become a mother some day, and since i'm laying it all out there, if i
ever do, i will be the first to let you know. we think it is important to note, guys, she says she's not a complainer. this is the first time she's spoken out about this issue. but she also talks about the fact that this obsession with body image, what is it saying to our young girls? i think she just felt like enough is enough. >> i read it, i was like -- amen, sister. >> hear, other stories that are trending today -- it is congratulations, happy french friday, everybody. one of our favorite holidays thanks to the folks of mcdonald's, we have a tasty snack for trending. couple of options here, the original and the garlic fries. without looking at the prompters, guys, how many french fries or how much in terms of french fries does the average american eat every year? >> each individual? >> yeah. average american eats how many pounds? >> 10. >> 30 pounds of french fries every year. >> really? >> oh, i like the garlic. >> americans though do not
consume the most fries. that country would be belgium. >> i was going to go with france. >> they love their french fries. >> why didn't you get the milk shake? >> they are also my favorite condiment with french fries. >> in belgium, they love mayonnaise. >> on fries? if you dip a fry into a milkshake. >> reason to eat fries today. let me swallow. let's talk about photo that has a lot of people talking. victoria beckham shared this photo kissing her 5-year-old daughter, harper, yes, on the lips. the photo immediately ignited an online debate. some criticized her for that display of affection. >> why? >> because of kissing on the lips. others defended her by sharing their own photos of them kissing their children. this raised an issue, do you think it is okay to kiss your kids on the lips? and a lot of people have differing opinions. what do you guys think? >> my dad kissed me near the lips every single time he saw me right up to the end of his life. we're huggers and kissers. but i do not kiss my kids on the lips. >> is it an age thing? i kiss them right on the lips. i love every second of it, too.
>> i didn't grow up with it. the other day my daughter went right for my lips and i went -- aw! it's innocent. >> i don't like seek out to kiss my little girl on the lips but if she kisses me, it's fine. but i definitely don't think we need to be criticizing parents who do. >> no, no, no, absolutely not. >> that's crazy. by the way, we asked our viewers, do you think it is okay to kiss your kids on the lips. 75% said yes. 13% when they're under a certain age. and 8% said never. >> when kids are in college, they reminded you how fast it goes. enjoy them when they're young. you get those moments, kiss them right on the lips because soon they'll be in a dorm. >> gets those hugs and kisses now. >> yeah. by the way, did you know that "pop start" is next? >> let's do it. >> lots to start. start with taylor swift. "pop start." gave kids the experience of a lifetime, sweet story here, when she made a surprise visit to a children's hospital in australia. she sang with the patients,
showed her support and took a whole lot of selfies. the hospital thanked taylor on facebook saying they'll never "shake off" -- get it -- the memories you made tonight. pretty cool. singer selena gomez made it into the instagram hall of fame today with the most liked photo in the site's history. there it is. 4.1 million likes on that photo. selena having a coke and a smile. there is the lyrics to her song on there. she sat down with hollywood reporter to talk about instagram. she says she always posted her own photos and she does get a laugh at some of her memes out there. finally on to "seinfeld," this month marks the 27th anniversary of the seinfeld series premier. it has been known to feature up and coming actors in smaller roles. some have gone on to play it big like courtney cox. you know who she played, anybody? jerry's girlfriend. merrill was her name. denise richards played molly, the daughter of the show's fictional nbc chairman. and before he had an entourage,
jeremy. and for elaine, mariska hargatay. and our buddy bryan cranston as well. for more "pop start" stories go to "today's" facebook page. back to your fries. >> we're recognizing the 27th anniversary. >> and national french friday. let's go to al, he's in orlando with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> how about bryan cranston? >> we mentioned that one. >> there you go. hey, we got all our friends here from orlando. we're at skull island, the reign of kong. we'll give you the whole big deal coming up at 9:00. in the meantime, everybody is hanging in. the sun is not out strong here at this point so we're not sweating. it is perfect. let's show you what we have going on right now. we do have an area of severe weather to deal with. we're watching these storms firing up right now in kansas. they're going to make their way into missouri, on into illinois.
we do have this area of severe weather from wichita all the way on up into parts of the u.p. of michigan as far east as parts of northwestern ohio. 36 million people at a risk for damaging winds and hail. can't rule out an isolated tornado or two. rainfall amounts upwards of three to five inches from oklahoma into missouri. rest of the country, plenty of sunshine along the eastern seaboard. we also expect to see sunny skies out west. beautiful day in the puget sound area. hot in texas, dallas getting up to 100 degrees, 96 in houston. the mid-atlantic states seeing warm weather as well int we will have a cool day along the coast and a hot day for the inland valleys. we're right now at 59 degrees in san francisco. mostly sunny skies, except as you head to the golden gate bridge, clouds and fog there. up to 92 degrees today in the north bay, while san francisco is up to 68 degrees.
83 degrees in the peninsula. 80s for the east bay. 90s south bay and trivalley as temperatures ramp up today. hot as we go into tomorrow as well as friday. >> coming up at 9:00, we're celebrating the official opening of skull island. reign of kong. how excited are you to be one of the first to ride reign of kong? that's right. because that's what we do, guys. we make it rain in here. >> okay, al. love it. now to our countdown to rio. this week we're catching up with some famous athletes from olympics past. >> when the rio olympics begin in just 23 days now, team usa will be represented by 126 men and women in track and feel. that number includes five reigning gold medalists, five current world champions, 19 american r0ecord holders and 84 first-timers. but who's counting. >> all of them could learn a thing or two from the sprinter
natalie recently caught up with. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you guys. yeah, long before usain bolt came along, there was the man with the golden shoes. talking about michael johnson. and between olympic and world championships, he won 12 gold medals during his career. these days, johnson is helping other athletes reach new heights using new technology and at a specially designed forms gym. if speed were a super power -- >> he destroys his old record! >> reporter: -- michael johnson would be a super hero. >> i woke up every day with that singular objective to run faster. and i was obsessed with that. >> reporter: it was that obsession that propelled michael johnson's relentless drive to become the fastest man on the planet. take me back to the '90s. this was the era of michael johnson. >> it was a very exciting time. it was a dream come true for me. >> reporter: johnson was unstoppable defying critics throughout the decade, breaking records, winning eight world
championships, and nabbing gold at three different olympic games. >> i was the fastest kid in my class, i'm the youngest of five kids, and so i could stay away from my older brothers and sisters. >> reporter: by the time he graduated from baylor university in 1990, johnson was a red-hot runner. he ranked number one in the world and qualified for the barcelona games in 1992. but then a crushing blow just before his first olympic race. you had a terrible case of food poisoning and you didn't even make the 200 meter finals. >> that still to this day the most difficult thing i've ever had to deal with. >> reporter: it didn't stop him. if anything, it propelled him. at those games he was still part of the team that won a gold in the 4x400 relay. >> michael johnson of the u.s., a big lead over great britain. >> reporter: johnson's olympic drive hit high gear, and four years later he set his eyes on two vastly different races. >> you got to have a strategy mapped out in your mind. >> reporter: at the '96 games in atlanta, wearing his signature
golden nikes, johnson did something nobody had ever attempted. >> michael johnson, now the undisputed king of track and field. >> reporter: he won the 400 mooert a meter and the 200. his time, the fastest in history solidifying his super hero status. johnson was overcome with emotion. >> to be successful is a great, great sense of pride. >> reporter: king of the track and nicknamed super man, the endorsements poured in. michael johnson was a household name. on top of the world, johnson was tenacious in his training for the 2000 sydney games but he didn't qualify for the 200 meter final after pulling up with an injury in trials. in the 400-meter, however, he held on to his title winning his fourth gold at age 33. at those same games johnson took home his fifth and final gold medal with the 4x400 relay team. but in 2008, devastating news. that last medal of his career would come back to haunt him.
eight years later, one of your teammates admitted to doping. >> that was very difficult. i was very angry about it. but at the end of the day, it was a very tragic situation. >> reporter: today, at age 48, johnson says he's still winning off the track. >> life is good. i'm very fortunate. got a great wife, great son. i have my charity foundation. >> reporter: he's also an entrepreneur with his own performance center. and after a long-standing relationship with the makers of his golden shoes, it features a nike research lab to study and optimize ability. >> what we do here is we make athletes better. we help them achieve their potential. >> reporter: athletes of all ages train here in dallas using nike's digital technology. >> i can tell you are a distance runner. next you're going to just try to stay more symmetrical. >> reporter: i got some tips from the man with the golden
shoes. >> nice! i like that. >> if we had more time together i might be able to compete in rio. >> reporter: when it comes to that other speed demon, usain bolt, michael johnson. if you could turn back the clock, who would win? >> i win every day. every time we line up, i win. guaranteed. guaranteed. >> reporter: he certainly does still win when it comes to the 400-meter. johnson still holds the record for the 400-meter. his other record for the 200 was broken by usain bolt in 2008, eight years after johnson retired. he said though that he was watching that event and was rooting for bolt to break the record, guys. i still have a lot of work to do on my own running and my technique. >> you're pretty good athlete though. we should also say that in all the years we've covered michael johnson and the olympics, one of the most gracious, generous guys that we've ever dealt with. >> sure is. >> and ever the xhet tocompetit
he says he would take usain bolt. carson? >> we got the masteri'm . == /im==new is morng a good wednesday morning. 8:26. all new this morning, alta base medical center in berkeley should keep the doors open. that is the unanimous decision by the berkeley city council last night. center health, which operates that facility, wants to close and merge with that hospital with summit medical center in oakland. the decision last night is not legally binding. but it is it allow lawmakers to work to come up with an alternate plan. firefighters are mopping up after a fire ripped through a livermore warehouse overnight. this is on research drive, just off of vasko road. the cause of the fire is not under investigation -- i should say it is right now. nobody was injured in that fire. keeping an eye on your roadways, mike is looking at oakland and this morning calling
it slowkland. >> the south bay, predictable, northbound rounds to silicon valley, peninsula slowing around the bridges and same thing for the east bay. 880 and 580 are concerns now. 580 a crash around high street. slowing there. lanes cleared. 880 past the coliseum, a look at the map, live shot, this is why i'm calling it slowkland, dragging past high street. >> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. now back to the "today" show.
in the award winning "mr. robot." the stars are here. we'll see if they'll reveal why they hacked their own show. your ultimate summer survival guide. "consumer reports" rounds up the absolute best of the best, from speakers to suntan lotion, barbecues to bug spray. and we'll show you how to create a deliciously different summer salad done on a grill. first, let's get a check of the weather. al's in orlando all morning. >> good morning, guides. let's check it out, show you what we've got going on. it is very exciting. universal orlando resorts. new ride, skull island, rain of kong, officially opens today. behind me some of the characters that you will get to meet on this great ride inside. skull island brings the next generation of the king kong legend to life. riders transported into an exotic world. suddenly you are in the midst of a raging struggle between
creatur creatures. and then there is kong. is he friend or foe? tamron and i got a sneak peek and i get to tell you with be it is pretty cool. we rode this ride when we arrived yesterday. it is a stunning 3-d experience, innovative technology. it is one of the longest universal ride experiences ever created. almost lasted six minutes. we'll get to all that coming up in the in exhonext hour. first, let's get a check of the weather. in orlando, it is going to be 90 degrees. but it is a cool heat. hit or miss thunderstorms on the gulf coast, slight risk of strong storms from ohio back into kansas, pacific northwest looks good, as does the west coast. for tomorrow we have a light risk in the central plains, wet weather from the northeast into the mid mississippi river valley. gulf showers into the southeastern atlantic states. out west, western one-third of the country toasty but plenty of
we have locally sunny skies across most of the bay area, except around the golden gate bridge. low clouds rolled in. now the temperature is at 59 degrees. we had had low 60s in oakland, 63 degrees in san jose. and 61 in napa and santa rosa. temperatures warming up quickly as we go through the rest of the day with the high of 90 in gilroy, half moon bay 72 degrees. and mission district at 68 degrees, from mid-90s fairfield and antioch 93 degrees. 92 today in pleasanton and more hot weather for the rest of the week. doors over here, these doors are 36 feet tall. those are some big doors. >> those are some big doors, al. thank you so much. mr. robot fans are rejoicing today. the critically acclaimed hacker themed show is back with season 2.0. christian slater stars as mr. robot and break-out store ronnie malek plays ronnie anderson, a
troubled cyber vigilante. >> i thought we were done with all that. >> here. there's more work to be done. our revolution needs a leader. what are we doing instead? journaling. you think this is going to get rid of me? i am not to be gotten rid of. >> this year's golden globes were very good to "mr. robot." the show won, christian won. ronnie was nominated. guys, good morning. let me issue a correction. your character's name is elliott alderson. can you forgive me, rami? >> of course. not a big deal. >> the show has been critically acclaimed, as i just mentioned. you guys have been critically acclaimed. are you surprised at how successful it's been? >> hm. happy. yeah. i think it's been -- the whole experience, when you sign on to do a show, you never have any
idea how it is going to be received, what people are going to take away from it. but it started. we screened it at the south by southwest film festival about a year-and-a-half ago. from that point on it's been an exciting ride. >> christian, we've known you for many years, but rami, this is like your real first break-out role. what has that been like for you to go through this? >> been pretty wild. >> yeah? >> yeah. i mean life changing, of course. to get on a show like this, like you said, we thought it might be a cult hit. but to be garnering the attention that it has and hit people the way it has has been huge. so yeah, certainly changed my life. >> no one will accuse this show of not taking on the big topics. you have cyber security. you have corporate greed. you have. mental illness. i mean is that what makes it interesting every week? >> there's definitely something in there for everyone. besides being like a ridiculously cool, fun, exciting slow to watch, there are deep
layers that affect people socially. we create this like global pandemic that removes people from financial debt and it's also entertaining to watch. >> it is a show obviously about technical issues and all these relevant subjects. but at the same time, it is about human beings. sam ishmael, the genius creator, was adamant about making sure that these characters were all extraordinarily flushed out and relatable. >> it is complicated in terms of the plot. but, it is interesting because one of the key threads is this relationship between mr. robot and elliott. we learned in season one there is a little more to it than suspected. am i giving anything away if i say the true nature of the relationship? >> you are, i guess, to people who haven't seen it. >> it's crazy. >> i don't want people lining up
with torches and throwing things at me. no, but fair to say -- >> but there is a depth to the relationship that is -- yeah. very fascinating. >> there is also some great chemistry going on. >> yeah. we enjoy each other. >> okay. you mentioned the cyber security angle of it. has it made you -- either of you think differently about what you do online when using your phones and all that stuff? >> yeah, right? >> i think so. it certainly raised our -- hey, look at her jumping in the background. but, yeah, it certainly raised our levels of awareness with the dangers that are out there with the internet. look, the internet is a phenomenal, amazing tool but it can also be a very powerful weapon. >> you changed your password from password to something else. >> constantly. >> we know your password is password. >> that's right. that's right. >> i change my e-mail like every two weeks now. >> wow! >> because i'm so worried about it. i just think i'm -- i assume that my life is hacked, right?
and then go from there. >> that's how it is now. >> we're really excited. season two of "mr. robot." congratulations on all your successes. >> congratulations to you, too. >> thank you so much! >> come on! >> that's the biggest deal ever. >> boy or girl? >> i'll never tell. >> come on! >> "mr. robot" tonight. don't hack me. coming up next, ever shelled out for a umbrella that broke or maybe bug spray that didn't work? we have your ultimate summer survival guide tips. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
low fares. nothing to hide. that's transfarency. sfx: clap, clap, ding we're back now with your ultimate summer survival guide. that's what "consumer reports" is calling its july issue. this is great stuff. our friends at the magazine tested everything you see here on our plaza. nbc's olivia sterns is here to
walk us through the best of the best according to that magazine. nice to see you. let's start at the beach. it's hot. you need some protection. you love an umbrella. how do you get the umbrella to stay still? >> this is critical. what's the scariest thing the a the beach? a flying umbrella. you into ed to anchor this and this is called the dig-it umbrella, half shovel, half stand. you loosen it up after you dig, then you can anchor it. according to "consumer reports," this was the hardest one to pull out of the ground. >> you've got to anchor it pretty far into the sand. >> gragain, you could weight it with a cooler. we'll get to that in a bit. but it can go with almost any umbrella. >> do we have a price? >> $40. >> non-alcoholic, by the way. tell me about the cooler. >> this is the 18-quart coleman cooler. this is great. this will keep your drinks cooled in 100 degree heat. one thing that's really nice -- hoda, kathie lee, i hope they're
listening -- you can actually stand up a wine bottle inside and it holds up to 24 cans or bottles. >> fantastic, ladies. enjoy your cool drinks. if you're like me, you walk into a drugstore or some store like that and you're just kind of at a loss for all the different kinds of sunscreens. >> hard to tell. "consumer reports" thankfully reviewed them all. this got a 98 out of 100 from "consumer reports." this is pure sun defense. you can get it for $6 at walmart. spf 50, unscented, water resistant so great for kids and ideal for sensitive skin. >> all right. >> this is the big winner. a 100 out of 100. this is trader joe's spray. i'm a little bit lazy, i don't actually like to get in there with the lotion. spray this all over, oil-free. spf 50 and also a little bit of aloe. on this one, an 85. this is more of a face lotion so it is even for more sensitive skin. it absorbs quickly, no white residue, which is nice on the
face. >> let's take a look at some of these other items. bug spray. something everybody needs in the summer. >> everybody's particularly worried at a barbecue. right? this is a sort of natural. it got a 96 out of 100 from "consumer reports." it is effective for up to eight hours and it is deet free. deet is something a lot of people are very worried about. >> and this one? >> this is actually my favorite. this is the lemon eucalyptus insect repellant. this is a pump spray. it got 87 out of 100. it lasts maybe six, seven hours but it did get an excellent rating. >> tell me about the speakers. >> don't you like these? they're sort of throwback. >> they look like amplifiers from rock bands. >> these are from marshall. they have the cool leather guitar strap thing going. they have these nice analog dials.
portable, bluetooth. one of the loudest. >> "consumer reports" loved this. we've got two different grills to talk about. this is a very portable grill. >> are you more of a tailgater or more of a cook at home? >> more of a cook at home person. >> if you were actually a tailgater, this is what you want to look at. the weber 1000 portable grill. button push start, stainless steel burner. $170 is a pretty good price for a portable grill. best of all, it comes fully assembled out of the box. >> and this one back here comes with carson doing a little cooking. >> happy summer, everybody. >> who knew carson can cook? >> that's delicious. great grill. >> this is the next grill $270 from home depot. this is a relatively cheap mid size propane grill. this got the highest score from "consumer reports" among their mid size grill. it also features this nice side burner which i like over here. >> what do you like to do on the side burner? >> it is great for sauces. you could do chili over here.
>> saute onions. or if you are a vegetarian. i hate when the burgers start tasting like that. put it on a separate burner. >> again, all these products rated very highly by "consumer reports." olivia sterns, thank you very much. let's chow down. up next, once you got the grill, you want to throw almost everything on it. but salad? we're going to show you how. right back here. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
on her blog, the tig. megan, nice to see you. welcome back. >> thank you. >> we're making something unusual here. people don't think of this. we are talking about salad on the grill. let's start with this. well, here's the ingredient panel. >> really simple. we're just talking about -- we'll do a nice grilled romaine salad with grilled shrimp. italian seasoning, red pepper flakes. toss a little bit of olive oil, some lemon, some salt. all of our seasonings here. >> how long in advance do you do this? >> you can do it an hour in advance. put it in the fridge and let it sort of marinate a little bit. infuse that flavor in there. really simple. >> before you actually cook the shrimp, what temperature do you like them to be at? >> if you keep it in the fridge, i would say let it rest a little bit. you don't ever want to put any cold protein on a hot surface. it will just make the meat
tougher. >> little bit of room temperature? >> yeah. let it come down just a little bit so it is not too cold. we'll pretend like the magic of tv. they've been marinating a bit. but then the lettuces. this is what i love. you can grill lettuce and it has the most amazing flavor. >> i've never heard of that. >> it holds up. you can grill radicchio, kale, whatever you want. half it length wise so it ends up still keeping that base on there. because ultimately you can end up holding it like a hand-held salad. you can take the creases out of the middle to create a bit of a boat to put our ingredients in. we'll put that there. >> very happy about grilling lettuce. >> exactly. do a little bit of olive oil, get them ready for the grill, a little bit of salt. and then we can take this with our shrimp over to the grill. >> we don't need tongs, i guess. >> just in case. >> let's do the shrimp boat. >> exactly.
thank you. so you're going to let those grill. shrimp cook up so quickly. maybe a minute or two each side. and at the same time on low heat you can have your lettuces, olive oil side down. put those on there. they're going to cook really quickly. but again because it is a sturdy lettuce it won't break down. you'll get a nice char mark. >> here's what it looks like. we'll put these together in a second. you like croutons. you've got some bread on grill. >> we'll let our bread grill up. we'll pound that down so it is almost more like breadcrumbs. >> do we have the finished products over here? >> we do. i think we're good. so from our toasted bread we're now going to of course use your mallet, get that a little bit smaller. i think it is nice to make homemade breadcrumbs. >> can we look at our tasters for a second? carson, you like anything you can eat with your hands. >> taco style. delicious.
>> that's what i think is so fun, too. it is great for kids as well. at a barbecue people have a hot dog or hamburger. people who don't want gluten, you can have a hand-held salad. we'll take some shrimp that's already been chopped a little bit. we can put some of that on there. >> you make sure you cut the tails off those. >> exactly. obviously they're peel and deveined. it makes this little boat shape so it is really easy to fill in. then we can give it a little squirt of lemon. we have two dressings, balsamic or caesar, whichever you prefer. then a little sprinkle of breadcrumbs. yep. >> not a lot, right? >> no. exactly. especially if you're going to hold it. you don't want it spilling everywhere but still get all that good flavor. and if you'd rather, just use a fork and knife, you can do that, too. >> these look really good. they look really good. >> and so easy! >> exactly. >> let's join the party. >> megan, thank you so much.
celebrate some birthdays. al's down in oerlando on birthdy duty. >> hey, guys. thanks so much. because we're on the road and can say happy birthday to some great folks. let's check out who is on the smucker's jar this morning. happy 100 birthday to maxine beatle of sanford, florida. she enjoys spending time with her kids, and 17 grandchildren. cyrus worked as a watchmaker into his 90s but then he said it was time to retire. he's been happily married for 74 years. say hi to dorothy ralston of farmington, connecticut. this scrabble champion is 102 years old. when she was 85, she rode a motorcycle for the first time. got to love that. how about a happy 106th birthday to bertha tom of rock
springs, new mexico. a life-long rancher who's proud of her prize winning horses. love this guy's next name -- ace simpson. ace celebrating 100 years. from birmingham, alabama, served during world war ii. again we thank him for his service. and a 100th birthday to ralph cranston of salt lake city, utah. an active guy. still bowls three times a week and he scores higher than i do. if you know someone who's celebrating a 100th birthday or anniversary of 75 years or more, please tell us about it at today.com/celebrate. remember, send us a photo as well. guys? >> all right, al. you guys are about to take a big ride down there in orlando, right? >> that's right. we're about to transport from studio 1a to here, and then we're going to show you the new skull island rain of kong and so much more. food. fashion. everything going on from universal orlando. >> look forward to seeing all of you guys. >> megan, thank you again.
much more ahead on a i'm . yearthisorninrinveigati the ty' san jose police are investigating the city's 26 homicides of 2016. this morning, officers responded to the area of ocala avenue and south king, not far from the interchange. there they found a man suffering from blunt force trauma and deadly injuries. police won't say exactly how the victim was killed. a person of interest has been detained and is being questioned.
at this time last year san jose only had 11 homicides. happening now, a lot of people living in san francisco in the haight ar-ashbury neighborhood, it calls on neighbors to join the ku klux klan. that flyer had a contact number and a website. switching gears now, have you caught a pokemon lately? the game is all the rage. but now we have you covered on how to play and what the etiquette is. check out our tutorial on nbcbayarea.com and our facebook page.
check it out! they finally installed the transporter here in the orange room. >> what? >> well, come on. let's try it out. >> ooh, i don't know. >> come on! you're never going to make it back for the show. >> okay, fine. >> i'm out of here. >> where would you like to go? >> i don't know. >> there is this new ride, universal orlando resort. >> let's go! >> alex, beam us up, baby! >> whoa! that was some ride. >> man. >> where are we? >> a jungle but i don't know if this is skull island. >> at least i dressed the part.
>> yeah, that transformer's got a nice fashion sense. >> it does. >> we got to get to the show. i don't know where heck we are. >> i don't know and they're probably looking for us. >> yeah. >> transporter malfunction. >> where's skull island? i don't know where we are. i have no idea. >> that's crazy -- what the heck! >> what? this isn't skull island! it's jurassic park! oh, wait a minute. come on, come on, skull island is this week. look, we'll take this. oh, it's locked! come on, come on. just run. you don't have to outrun the raptor. you just have to outrun me. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take." with al roker. >> let's do it! >> natalie morales. and tamron hall. >> one of my favorite places in
the world. >> announcer: live from universal orlando resort in orlando, florida. >> we should have flown. >> did you see in we were almost eaten alive. >> well, i got here at midnight and i still beat you guys. >> the transporter malfunctioned. >> i've already had my banana frostee here. >> thank you. cheers! >> welcome. >> welcome to a special edition of "today" for a wednesday morning, july 13, 2016. al, along with nat and tam. willie is off and we're here at our sister company, universal orlando resort, happy to be celebrating the spirit of this great city. hope to bring some joy which is obviously needed after a few tough weeks here. but the city's coming on strong and rebounding.
we've seen some great orlando strong signs. we're excited to be part of the official opening of this brand-new ride, skull island. the reign of kong. >> you guys checked it out yesterday. it is amazing, right? >> it is amazing. we actually got so close that kong's breath was just right up on us. >> but first we were -- >> yes. >> -- we ended up at jurassic park. it really is amazing to watch -- so the raptor. you see the raptor. there's a guy who works with the raptor. he's like a raptor wrangler. he's the guy who kind of controls the raptor. and tamron didn't quite understand that he was in character. she actually thought he was controlling the raptor. >> that's because the detail here -- this is me. >> it's so realistic. >> it's so realistic but the -- thank you for laughing. it's like -- and it chomps and
at one point it bit the top of al's head and i thought it was going to bite me. but the detail from skull island, the ride, to jurassic -- it is incredible what happens. it is magic. >> these banana ices that you can get here. >> what's the temperature? >> it is about 85. >> i told our audience, they're coolest people in the world. not one person is dripping sweat. not one. coolest audience in the world behind me. >> because they have a little booth where you can actually have your sweat glands removed. later we'll take you on the ride and you're going to see this -- it is really amazing because it is 3-d. it is the only ride in the park that is outside and inside. so it is kind of cool. >> so you feel like the -- >> kong is fighting these unbelievable beasts. >> and you're in the middle of the fight. you're in the middle of the fight. >> we were at universal hollywood and they had a little
preview of it there. that was unbelievable, too. animation, graphics, fantastic. >> so we've been perusing around for fun little facts about the joys of theme parks. moat of us have a great memory of a theme park or something we looked goord forward to. buzz feed came up with 24 things theme park lovers will understand. >> we're not going to do all 24. >> no. some of the favorites on the list -- the joy of finding a ride with no line. >> unfortunately, that usually means the ride's closed. >> trying to figure out where the cameras are so you can strike the right pose for your souvenir picture. >> al knows all about that. you and savannah were here recently. >> we rode the incredible hulk coaster which is getting ready to re-open. it was -- >> that's one of my kids' favorite roller coasters. >> i look like i'm just barely getting through this. >> looks like you had something bad for lunch. it's okay, you survived.
>> it was about to come back. >> savannah looks like she's having a great time. >> here's another one from the list. deciding whether you're brave enough for the front of the roller costar. that would be natalie. >> i take the front. the front or the back. the front. >> is it true that it is harder in the front? >> because you're seeing it first. >> i think the anticipation of the screams if i'm in the back, why are they all screaming. >> but for that first drop, you're in the front. there's nothing in front of you. just you and track. >> in one is for natalie. another one on the list was judging everyone who didn't bring a swimsuit to the ride. you and your kids did this. >> yes. last time we were here we went oen a water ride. and clearly i was not well prepared. i didn't get the memo on that. we were drenched. i did not have a change of clothes. >> but you dried off. >> because it was so hot. it was a sunny day. we actually appreciated being cooled down a little bit. >> one more from the list.
another thing that theme park lovers understand, avoid getting in line behind the group with the matching t-shirts. who's wearing matching t-shirts today? fess up. who's got the matching t-shirts? >> we weeded them out. >> i saw a group, i said is there a limit to the number of people that can be in one group? had to be 50, 60 people. we learned yesterday, about 25% of the people who visit the park are international. i happened to be behind a group from argentina. it was incredible watching them have fun around here. >> there really is so much to do in orlando. >> this guy's got a t-shirt that says nbc's an investor in buzz feed. >> i didn't see that. okay. there is your list. >> let's talk music, things that get you in vacation mode. all right? you guys probably -- who has a favorite vacation song? yell it out. anybody? go ahead. vacation. >> vacation. the go-goes. all right. mine is this one, which is
appropriate for today. you hear it? ♪ beautiful day ♪ beautiful day >> now al has one of my all-time favorites. >> classic, mr. lionel richie, going old school, "dancing on the ceiling." >> that's good. >> you guys want to get up and dance? it would be great if they could hear it. >> they can't hear it. well, my song -- i bet you know this one -- "hot hot hot." how you feeling? hot, hot, hot. >> today they will be feeling hot, hot, hot. >> but you seem to be doing okay. any excuse to chair dance. >> there is a raptor. you don't miss anything. >> these are really good, by the way. >> what's in it? >> going to need a lot of these today here. let's show you what we got going on weather wise today. we do have some severe weather to talk about, especially in the
plains. we're looking at strong storms already firing up in kansas where we've got severe thunderstorm watches and warnings stretching into western missouri right now. 36 million people at risk of storms from wichita on into indianapolis and parts of ohio and michigan as well. hail, damaging winds. can't rule out an isolated tornado or two. these systems will be pushing south and east. flash flooding possible lasting right on into tomorrow morning and pushing further into the south and gulf coast. looking for anywhere from three to five inches of as e we take a live look outside, you see the clear blue skies. this is where those temperatures will be heating up as we go through the day. we're already at the 68 degrees in concorde. 67 in san jose. as we go into the rest of this afternoon, expect highs in the 90s for the inland value e lees. concorde up to 92 degrees. nice and cool in san francisco
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opening of skull island, reign of kong. >> that's right, nat. the 3-d attraction is set in 1931 brings the king kong legend to life for a brand-new generation. >> so being the thrill seekers that we are, al and i buckled up, threw on our glasses and went for a wild ride. >> ready to visit skull island? >> um, i guess. >> skull island awaits. >> al roker, you know i'm so nervous. >> glasses on. >> glasses on. >> all right. let's do it! >> whoa. door's closing. look at those doors. >> oh, my goodness. >> it looks like the legend has passed on. >> those are some big bones. >> that must have been a heck of a barbecue. oh! >> bet you didn't see that coming. >> wow.
oh, he's looking at you, al. >> you're the boss. >> yes, you're the boss, kong. >> okay, folks, wait until we come to a stop. >> woo! >> wow! >> that's amazing! okay. skull island -- >> is messy. >> -- is bug gutsville. >> man. >> and how about kong? how big was he? >> he's -- but you know what? his breath is refreshingly sweet. >> i thought the same thing. >> it was right up on us. >> maybe it is the bananas. >> the best breath i've ever smelled. >> kong likes ba flan thats? >> he flosses and eats bananas. >> now you have a craving? >> you were worried about kate. she's here. >> she made it out okay from
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and loud. one, two, three, four! >> guys, check this out. ♪ i don't want to work i want to bang on the drum all day ♪ ♪ i don't want to work i want to bang on the drum all day ♪ ♪ ♪ >> woo! yeah! >> thank you, guys. univers universal. thanks so much. coming ing up, universal wi never shall the same as tamron and her nieces hit all the attractions from the wizarding world of harry potter to minion mayhem. we'll check it all out after your local news and weather.
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wx weatr tosto trfic trfic full n mat brid gorod morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine but also helping to warm up the temperatures. it's 65 degrees in livermore. 70 in concorde. most of us in the 60s but are headed into a wide rage range of temperatures from the coast to the valleys. san jose up to 77 degrees. and san francisco will be you have to 68 degrees. low 90s in fear faild. our highs will be stay in the 90s over the next few days and reaching the peak of the warmth tomorrow and friday. let's head over to mike and see what's happening on the roadways. we have a slower drive, but we have seen recovery west of
92. that's away from us on the san mateo bridge. as we look farther south on the map, we also see that we are looking at the bridge with a little slower as well. earlier crashes on 101 south towards university. still sluggish. in the south bay, north 280 has been tough. that cause for a slow drive. the rest of the south bay and oakland recovering frr a better flow. >> more news in just a half hour. we'll see you then e.
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technology goes on sale in japan starting next month. and about the cutest video of the day. watch out, rocky balboa, there is a new tough guy in town. take a look. 2-year-old charlie from ohio. charlie is a die-hard "rocky" fan and asks his parents to watch it every day. it even captured the attention of sly stallone who tweeted the video. look at those moves on him. to be honest we're questioning whether or not this is real but in fact today.com reached out to the family and it is real. get that uppercut! take him out, rocky. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> and the kid eats raw eggs. it is very impressive. hey, look who i found! the minions. my good pals, stewart and jerry here at universal orlando resort. they are big stars here. they've got their own minion attraction. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned for today.
we are looking at plenty of rough weather making its way through parts of the mid plains where we do have a risk of strong storms. we've also got plenty of sunshine along the east coast. gulf coast looking at some hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow, more of the same. heat continues in the southeast, gulf coast, also out west where. we're expecting to see again a risk of strong storms in the central plains. that's what's going on a we're getting ready for warmer temperatures across the bay area. especially for the inland valleys. along the coast it will be nice and cool. san francisco at 62 degrees. heading up to 68. it will be in the low 80s for the east bay as well as the peninsula. and then in the 90s for the north bay trivalley as well as the south bay, not much of a wind today. mostly sunny skies and poor air quality during the hottest times of the day. we'll see this kind of weather continuing for the next couple days. more hot weather into friday.
>> that's your latest weather. in minion speak. hey. i didn't hear you, al. you are racking up the points here. >> i came down to florida with my mini squad and we hit the ground running here at universal orlando from harry potter, there were so many options for my bffs. but we wanted to make sure that we made the most of our day so we called upon travel expert and contributor, universal's official blogger, angie. she gave us a little advice. >> universal studios, florida. we're here! >> i'm tamron. >> hi, tamron. i'm abgi. >> i'm leah. >> i'm gee ia.
>> welcome to universal orlando resort. >> what are you interested in? >> harry potter. >> that's one of my favorite places in the whole park. >> what do you want to see? >> minions. >> minions! >> with that, time to get started. >> yay! >> when you come to universal, you got to plan your day. the easiest way when i get here i open the universal app. it tells you wait times. you can be be really strategic. and then you get more out of your day. >> out of your day. how are you guys? >> minions! >> bye, guys! thank you! >> are you guys ready for despicable me minion mayhem? >> gia is excited, but there's good news, parents. for any kid nervous about jumping on a ride, there's something on the app for that. >> there is child swap which if you happen to have a little one who's too small or too scared to
ride, one adult stays with the kid, the other adult gets to ride. then you get to swap. >> that's cool. >> prepare to be minionized. >> it's a minion conga line. ♪ >> awesome! >> one of my favorite things to do is show folks the wizarding world of harry potter. >> is this cool? >> yeah. >> guys, look what angie has. >> ladies, i have the very most special wands in all of the world. >> ready for harry potter's school of witchcraft and wizardry. >> here we go! >> don't mind us, we're just walking through the walls here
at platform 9 3/4, the best route to the hogwarts express. >> it is going to save us 30 to 45 minutes of walking in between each park. >> now that we've arrived, sweet treats. >> what's it taste like? >> sour. >> let's try chocolate frog. and then, there's that famous drink. >> cheers! >> and giana would not let me say no to this next journey. [ screams ] aunt tamron's ready to slow things down. >> seuss landing. we're off to the carousel! >> this is one first two fish
redfish bluefish. >> at the end of the day, nothing like a water ride to make everyone happy. >> you are the driver! >> ever! >> thank you. i'll take it as a compliment. >> we had such a great time but you know this as a mom. so there we are with the two kids. layla, fore24 hours, talked only about meeting the minions when she met them. got completely nervous. and that app was so handy. a lot of parents can relate to when you get to the park, one kid gets tired. maybe one is fussy and you don't want to ruin the whole vacation. >> absolutely. got to count on that. >> by the way, tomorrow, universal orlando welcomes the first guest to its fifth on-site hotel, the caribbean inspired sapphire falls resort. complementary shuttles, early admission to many so attractions. you can even meet popeye and his girls. >> if you are coming down to
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beachwear because it is all on sale. this collection is all under $50. love always by s.d. i love this coverup. moms always ask for coverage with a cover-up. this one isn't too sheer. it is from bloomingdale's. these sandals are from white plum. then on the kids, they love their outfits. he's wearing his entire look from old navy. everything is under -- >> his hair's from old navy? >> no , his hair is amazing. both of these pieces are under $15. she's rock being the coordinated look. those sandals are payless. under $20. >> these kids have great hair. >> like their gorgeous mom, our producer. thank you, guys. >> next up, we're hitting the theme park.
it is all about comfort. you want fabrics that breathe and that are really, really cool. let's start with mom here. samantha. she's got a jean jacket but it is short sleeved so there can be a little bit of coverage in the morning, then as it gets warmer, you can take it off. then she has a great little top from h and m. how cute are her slip-on sneakers? hottest trend of the summer. these here. then billy is rock being the romper trend. this is from old navy, under $20. we matched her little slip-ones to mom. >> they coordinate but it is not matchy-matchy. yes. then on aaron, he's just cool style all the way. of course he has his fed dora here. these t-shirts are the kind your kids will beg you to wear because they are super soft. >> the great thing is if they get wet on one of the rides, they'll dry off. >> then these cute sneakers.
all about comfort for the theme park for the family. >> thank you, guys. like your hat, very al roker of you. >> finally, going out on the town? >> if parents are going to make a little time for themselves, whether they're bringing kids or not, you want easy outfits. the trendiest way to dress up on vacation. it is all about color for the lady. she's doing two trends in one with the off-the-shoulder top from top shelf. then it is all about texture this summer. beautiful lace skirt from top shop. her bags are from banana. mix in a print. then here on jason, ultimate dad chic style. it is basically just a t-shirt but the new khaki has a little bit of a grey tone to it. these are from express. this is a travel blazer. it doesn't wrinkle, made of cotton and linen. you can roll that up in your suitcase. this is from h & m and also under $100 for that. super affordable for parents and kids. >> thank you so much. coming up next, three words that you need to know.
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universal parks and resorts. >> hi, welcome to universal orlando. >> we are so happy to be here and so happy to be in front of this. >> these are the big pinks. eight inches wide. perfe perfectly frosted. three-quarters of a pound. so eat at least two of them. >> these are at the simpson's. large lads is probably the best part. then we have at city walk the nbc sports grill and brew. and we have this giant -- look at this -- 12 inches wide, bigger than your head. delicious for slayering. it comes with a queso -- white queso dip and a little bit of specialty mustard. >> then we have a two-foot hot
dog hall of fame. boy, they love these. this is actually the size of six regular hot dogs. >> that's incredible. >> but we -- boy, they love them. guests love them. >> the volcano nachos. >> that's when you want to chill, put your legs up on the chair at margaritaville, jimmy buffett's margaritaville over at city walk and have that volcano. three pounds of volcano nachos. >> al was looking forward to this. the giant turkey leg. is that throughout the park, too. >> these are. they're throughout the park. >> you just squirted! >> these are about a pound and a half a piece, average. boy, our guests just love them. >> at vivo italian kitchen, being italian i'm partial to cannolis. this thing is two pounds of filling with chocolate, vanilla, chocolate chips. >> a healthy alternative. >> sure. this is a healthy alternative.
this is one of our dishes that we feature at mythos. little butter, onions, chorizo. a wonderful swordfish dish. i'm going to caramelize that. then put the swordfish on here, a little salt and pepper. >> something for every pallet. the fun size to the more sophisticated here. >> it sure is. i'm going to finish this off with a little farro. a little escarole. a little bit of mint. yellow raisins. golden raisins. and a little bit of lemon. this is a beautiful dish. we also have some whole grains. in a few other of the restaurants, too. >> so you can eat healthy. >> absolutely. >> we have something for everybody. >> you've got this delicious sauce on top right here. >> this is a sweet yellow pepper sauce that goes perfectly with it. the restaurant is award winning.
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