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the rest of the bay okay. >> okay, all right. we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. don't forget our midday newscast at 11:00. a great time for you there as well. we'll see you then. have a great morning. >> happy halloween. ♪ good morning, breaking news, inside the inferno, new wildfires driven by record winds explode across california overnight, tens of thousands of residents told to get out, firefighters pushed to the brink, flames within just feet of the ronald reagan presidential library. just ahead the fierce battle to save history and homes. we're live from the front lines. out in the open. the house set to hold the first formal vote on the impeachment investigation today as speaker pelosi looks to kick start the process. what does it mean and what comes next? mission accomplished. the pentagon releases the dramatic first images of the
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raid that killed the leader of isis, a rare look at the army's elite delta force in action. all that, plus not liking it, facebook under new pressure after twitter bans all political ads. a massive storm and record breaking cold set to impact tens of millions of halloween trick or treaters all across the nation. and nats incredible. the washington nationals rally to beat the houston astros and become world series champions. the team's first ever title setting off a celebration the nation's capital hasn't seen in decades. today, thursday, october 31st, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody, welcome to "today," thank you for joining
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us on this thursday morning. halloween may be a little rainy but you don't who don't care, our crowd that's outside. we're going to go out and join them, weather permitting. it looks great. we're hoping to get outside. >> nobody's celebrating like washington, d.c. this morning, the nats pull it off, goes to seven games. historic because everyone won on the road and lost at home. i don't think that's ever happened in world series history. >> we see a lot of red and white there and there was some red and white this morning. craig walked in decked out, he was ready. >> you think he is fired up? all of that just ahead. let's get right to the top story of the morning, the overwhelming challenge facing firefighters at this hour in california. >> one of the big concerns over the past 24 hours, the ronald reagan presidential library in simi valley, you can see how close the flames are coming. miguel almaguer is in simi
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valley with an extraordinary look from the front lines. >> reporter: firefighters are waking up to a mixed bag. they seem to have things under control. this wildfire that forced 30,000 people to evacuate for the most part seems to be in good condition. we haven't seen any active flames here, but i want to show you pictures of a fire that was burning about an hour and a half away from here. at least five homes have been destroyed. the big concern is going to be the winds here, which could fan the flames all day long. racing across tinder dry hillsides, this is the inferno firefighters feared. in simi valley entire neighborhoods threatened by those powerful winds. 40 and 50-mile-per-hour gusts,
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whipping up firenadoes. this is the terrifying view for crews facing the intense heat and flames. not just the flames that makes this wind-driven fire so dangerous. you can see embers are flying everywhere. and that can ignite a new fire a mile away. the blaze surrounding the ronald reagan presidential library, coming within 50 feet of historic exhibits, but sparing the compound, thanks to a steady air attack from water dropping helicopters and fixed wing planes laying down lines of retardant. >> time to go, bud. >> reporter: an intense firefight saving thousands of homes. resources have been stretched thin withmultiple fires breaking out across the region. in riverside county winds strong enough to topple tractor trailers kicked up a fast-moving fire near the freeway. as the flames approached dozens were quickly evacuated from a senior center.
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neighbors helping save animals. this horse seemingly running back into the fire to help other horses escape. on the west side of l.a. residents returning to assess the damage after the getty fire destroyed a dozen homes. and in northern california firefighters finally making progress against the devastating kincade fire which has now torched more than 76,000 acres over the past week, claiming at least 266 structures. >> this cannot be the new normal. >> reporter: but on the front lines the most extreme wind event in over a decade shows no signs of letting up. it's a new reality on the fire lines as wind-driven blazes take a terrible toll on the golden state now turning red. the good news here, during the drive in, we saw very few active flames. there are certainly still hot spots, so firefighters will have to keep an eye on that as well
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as the other fast moving wildfires burning outside of los angeles, crews will have their hands full as this busy day of strong powerful winds continues across the region. back to you. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. this is a big day in the impeachment fight, set to enter a new phase in the full house, holds its first formal vote on the matter. white house correspondent kristen welker with the latest. >> savannah, good morning to you, it is another critical day in the impeachment inquiry. the full house is expected to v formalize the rules of the road for the process, moving the closed door depositions of key witnesses to public hearings at some point in the future. all as one of the president's former top aides has been called to testify. this morning the house is set to take a major step forward, holding a full vote in the impeachment inquiry against president trump. >> our plan is to start moving into public hearings, wrap that up and present it to the judiciary committee so that they can do their work. >> reporter: if it passes
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today's resolution would permit public hearings, allow staff attorneys to question witnesses, and enable the president or his counsel to participate in the proceedings. for weeks house speaker nancy pelosi said a vote was not necessary but she has changed course, in part amid pressure from republicans, including the president who have criticized the entire process, which has so far taken place behind closed doors. >> people are still in a basement in a secure room in the basement trying to make us look as bad as possible but that's not working too well. >> reporter: meanwhile john bolton was asked by house democrats to answer questions behind closed doors next week but his lawyer tells nbc news bolton is not willing to appear voluntarily. still, bolton's testimony could be critical. other witnesses have testified he repeatedly raised concerns about rudy giuliani, the
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president's personal attorney and his interactions with ukraine, during his time in the white house bolton often clashed with mr. trump over a range of issues. >> we actually got along very well. he made some very big mistakes. >> so kristen, give us the tick tock for today, what the vote is expected to be. >> reporter: savannah, we could actually see a vote within the next several hours. this is significant because every single house democrat and republican will be asked to go on the record about impeachment. meanwhile, in other key testimony today, tim morrison, a top russia adviser is set to speak with lawmakers behind closed doors, morrison being the second white house official on that july 25th phone call between president trump and the president of ukraine to do so. just yesterday it was announced morrison will soon leave his job with the administration. savannah? >> thank you. craig has now details on that raid.
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>> yes, good morning to you. we're getting a first look at that daring operation carried out by u.s. special forces. the pentagon has released dramatic video of the assault as it unfolded. richard engel is in syria with more on that. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. the military released views from above, no close-ups but you do get a sense of how the raid unfolded, while american commandos were on the ground for about two hours. the u.s. military released aerial videos of the raid unfolding. u.s. aircraft shooting a group of what officials said was armed men, clearing the way for the ground assault then delta force commandos move in, calling on those in the compound to surrender. >> those who came out of the building were checked for weapons and explosives and moved away from the immediate area u.s. forces detained and released the other nine combatants. >> others still inside.
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>> five isis members inside the compound presented a threat to the force. they did not respond to commands in arabic to surrender and continued to threaten the force, they were then engaged by the force and killed, four women and one man. >> reporter: the isis leader baghdadi was hiding. >> he was discovered hiding in a tunnel when capture at the hands of imminent u.s. forces, he detonated a bomb, killing himself and two young children with him. >> reporter: u.s. troops destroyed the compound, leveling it with air strikes as they left, taking away a spy who kurdish officials say helped lead the u.s. strike team to baghdadi's hideout but if you think killing baghdadi means the end of isis look at these aerial videos with a syrian camp of 70,000 people, many are isis supporters and family members of isis fighters,
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conditions here are appalling. hundreds of children have died in the last ten months from malnutrition and disease reacting to baghdadi's death -- this woman said isis will only grow stronger. >> richard, what more do we know about that spy who helped the u.s. forces get to baghdadi? >> reporter: we know a lot about him. we spoke to the commander of kurdish forces here who was controlling the spy and then passing on intelligence to the americans, passing it onto the cia. we know that they've been tracking down through this spy baghdadi for the last five months, this spy was helping set up safe houses and was able to get right next to baghdadi himself, memorize his location and help determine how many people were actually in the compound when it was raided. so he played quite an essential role and there are reports that
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he will get all of, if -- or part of the $25 million reward. >> all right, richard engel in northern syria, thank you and we'll have more on the raid in the next half hour, including a look inside the secret of delta force commando group that carried out the raid. and something we're talking about, the weather, wondering if you can trick or treat al, you are tracking a major storm. >> the eastern third of the country is dealing with this you can see heavy showers and thunderstorms, stretching from the great lakes to the gulf and back behind it, colder air, snow in chicago, and stretching back to the midwest we have a risk for severe weather across 11 states, 38 million people at risk, a few tornadoes possible and also looking at damaging winds and we've got, speaking of winds, we've got wind advisories, high wind watches and warnings for 76 million people stretching from the midwest all the way into new england, here's the front bringing in heavy showers and thunderstorms, soaking rain into
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new england, severe storms into the mid-atlantic later today as we move into tonight the system continues to the east, bringing heavy thunderstorms overnight into the northeast and moving out through new england rainfall amounts, one to three inches of rain that's going to be the worst of it as far as the trick or treating the hourly rainfall rates up to an inch along the eastern seaboard, the heaviest rain moves in just about 8:00, 9:00 toward the end of trick or treating craig? >> mr. roker, thank you, sir. breaking overnight, a massive fire broke out on a passenger train in pakistan this morning leaving more than 70 passengers dead. officials say it started after a gas stove was taken aboard by a passenger. it suddenly exploded survivors said it took the train nearly 20 minutes to come to a halt after the fire broke out. passengers started screaming for help they say several people jumped off the train to escape the flames. the chicago teachers union announced wednesday night it has
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reached a tentative deal with the school district to end the strike that's kept kids out of class for 11 days now. the union says a return to work agreement has yet to be reached. one of the late sticking points has been the refusal by chicago's mayor to add makeup days to the end of the school calendar the new agreement is not perfect but they received many demands include class size caps and a nurse in every school. washington nationals came from behind, won the world series craig, i'm not saying that you need a little concealer on the side, but you were up, huh >> i was, i watched the whole game you've got to give it to the astros as well great game, great series, actually incredibly neither team was able to win a game at home the entire series the nats kept that streak alive
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in a deciding game seven to take the title. >> 3-2 there it is! the washington nationals are world champions. >> game seven of the world series, an instant classic the nats clinching a team's first title. >> out of the bullpen. that is -- >> adding to big insurance runs in the ninth. >> two more runs. >> the final score of the deciding game, nats 6, astros 2. back in d.c. nats fans who packed their home stadium celebrating in the pouring rain with the team's adopted song baby sharke dugout already gone. ♪ >> reporter: one fan's epic slip and slide on the dugout already gone viral the team's manager kicked out of game six for arguing a controversial call ecstatic. >> i'm so proud of all these guys. >> even though there's no crying in baseball just one team can win. >> i've got a group of heartbroken men in there that did everything they could too of
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baseball's best. bring a world series championship to this city and we fell one game shy. >> washington's ace max scherzer taking the mound despite neck spasms earlier in the week that left him unable to lift his arm. >> he fought through some unbelievable innings. >> pretty upbeat until the latter third of the game. >> but the nats got to the astros bullpen, crushing two home runs. nationals players celebrating by dancing in the dugout. the nationals franchise is just 15 years old but it's been nearly a century since d.c. fans have had a world series champ, the washington senators last winning it all back in 1924 now, the nationals bringing the gold back to the nation's capital. >> yes. >> wow. >> yes. >> my wife went out for the
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game she was still up with the nats fans who were there. the parade, saturday, they've already announced. >> are you going >> yeah. >> i thought your tie was a nats tie, but the design is very close. >> very close. almost the curly "w. ryan zimmerman, first baseman, third base for years, they call him mr. national, with the team from the beginning, since 2005 when the franchise started so the win for all the guys special, but for guys like that, pretty special. >> last night i was with two members of the amazing mets from '69. ed cranepool and art champsky. congratulations to the nats. >> and great series for the astros too we're looking at severe storms in the northeast, wet snow back behind the great lakes, a record chill coming
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into the central plains in the southwest, strong winds do continue down through california but those will start to dissipate later today we're going to look at that coming up in the next half hour but we're going to see your local forecast in the next 30 seconds yeah, switching and saving was really easy! drink it all up. good! could have used a little salt. visit and see how easy saving on renters insurance can be. good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge, our air quality will be an issue as we go into the day especially for the north bay. we see drifts of smoke. it is a spare the air alert day and we're going to see moderate air quality for the bay, the
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coast, the inland areas and the south bay will have some good air quality today. and then as we go into tonight our temperatures cool off quickly. tomorrow we're back in the upper 70s for the weekend we'll be setting our clocks back one hour sunday. >> al, thank you. coming up the new pressure on facebook to ban political ads after a dramatic move by twitter. how will mark zuckerberg respond? morning inspiration, the remarkable story of the mountain climber who just shattered the record for scaling the world's highest peaks. but first, this is "today" on nbc
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good morning. 7:26. i'm marcus washington. in the last few minutes we just got a new update on the kincade wildfire. it looks like firefighters once again made serious headway in knocking down the flames. that fire this morning is 60% contained, up from 45% last night. about 77,000 acres burned. we did learn of more homes destroyed. the total stands at 141. the total number of structures is nearing 300. all but a few thousand have been allowed to return to their homes. kari hall has been tracking the temperatures. now they're dealing with told
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temperatures. dropping to freezing in parts of the south bay. novato 32 degrees and a few valleys dropping even colder. 52 in sonoma. our afternoon temperatures will recover nicely reaching into the mid-70s. the next several days we have highs in the mid to upper 70s and no really strong winds. by this sunday, setting our clocks back one hour, and our nice weather continues into the start of next week. let's get an update on the commute from mike. a gentle build from the south bay and close over the dumbarton bridge. though the exit is closed at castle wood, all lanes open. all that traffic out of san ramone. the rest of the bay, though, north of there just fine approaching the bay bridge.
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we're following. the house is holding its first formal vote this morning in the impeachment process against president trump. if it passes today's resolution would permit public hearings, allow staff attorneys to question witnesses, and enable the president or his counsel to participate in the proceedings the investigation is focused on the president's efforts to push ukraine to investigate political opponents. california sentenced to two months in prison after pay opponents. executive sentenced to months in prison after paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to usc as a fake volleyball recruit. he pleaded guilty in july to one count of fraud and conspiracy. he's the 12th person to be sentenced in the college admissions scandal. now to a major shift this morning for twitter, the social media giant has announced that starting next month it is banning political ads, a move that puts immediate pressure on facebook which has refused to do the same jo ling kent is following this
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this morning. >> it caught many by surprise, the ban on political ads is coming as twitter and facebook are fending off threats of misinformation from foreign countries like russia and china ahead of the 2020 election twitter ceo jack dorsey making a big statement, banning all paid political ads on the social media giant. starting in november he wrote in part while internet advertising is very effective for commercial advertisers that power brings significant risk to politics where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions. dorsey is ramping up pressure on mark zuckerberg, who has faced major criticism since facebook announced it would not fact check political ads. zuckerberg citing concerns over freedom of speech. defending the move to lester
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holt. >> in a democracy people need to decide for themselves what is credible, not tech companies. >> do you feel like you're giving a green light to politicians that lie, lie, lie >> no, i think that political speech is probably the most scrutinized speech of all in the world. >> reporter: dorsey hitting back without naming zuckerberg, tweeting this isn't about free expression, paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today's democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle some on capitol hill agreed, taking aim at facebook's policy during a hearing with zuckerberg last week. >> do you see a potential problem here with a complete lack of fact checking on political advertisements >> congresswoman, i think lying is bad if you were to run an ad that had a lie, that would be bad. >> but you won't take down lies or you will take down lies it's a simple yes or no. >> reporter: president trump's 2020 campaign calling the ban on political ads a very dumb decision and another attempt to
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silence conservatives. pete butd the change. >> other online platforms would while democratic presidential candidate pete buttigieg praised the change. >> other online platforms would do well to either accept their responsibility for truth or question whether they should be in the business at all. >> so, jo, what's the bottom line for twitter do they make a lot of money off these political ads? >> twitter expects to lose a few million dollars on this but it's a drop in the bucket for a company that brought in $3 billion. the other talk is will facebook eventually cave? zuckerberg has not shown any signs of changing his mind but facebook is infamous for copying what twitter and snapchat do and plus we remember that hundreds of zuckerberg's own employees sent him an open letter asking him to reconsider his decision. >> jo, keep us posted, thank you very much. ready or not the holiday shopping season is heating up. we've got your guide to big
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of mystery this morning a first look inside the special mission that took down isis leader baghdadi carried out by specialized delta force commandos. >> they are quiet professionals focused on mission above glory or recognition committed people did hard, risky work and did it well. >> reporter: much of what they did remains shrouded in secrecy. the delta force is the top covert combat unit, with a storied history of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages around the world. >> the requirements for selection are very high. huge demands on their physical capabilities all the kinds of things that scare ordinary people to death these are the kinds of things delta force loves to do. >> reporter: in recent years the force rescued state department personnel during an attack on the american embassy in libya, and captured the terrorists suspected of that attack two years later.
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separately they successfully hunted down abu sayef, a senior isis leader in syria there have been failures too. >> a bloody dy in a troubled world. >> reporter: the 1993 somalia operation that would later become known as black hawk down which killed 18 american service members, including five delta force operators. some of the harrowing stories will never be told because the unit purposefully keeps a very low profile. >> the delta force doesn't talk much about itself. indeed if you talk to the army they'll tell you the thing doesn't exist in the first place. in the view of many warriors, me included, less talk and more action is better >> reporter: more is less known about s.e.a.l. team 6 whose mission to kill osama bin laden was portrayed in zero dark 30.
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the former navy s.e.a.l. who says he shot and killed bin laden spoke to savannah. >> this wasn't my first mission, probably mission 400 plus. i took the shot, because that was my primary threat. >> reporter: s.e.a.l. teams can operate on land, sea and air, while delta force, an army unit, is exclusively focused on high risk, short term land operations. >> everybody is fascinated about secretive groups we want to know the back story and what nobody else knows. >> that piece was fascinating. part of this elite force was the hero dog that helped take down baghdadi. >> president trump overnight declassified his name. the president can declassify whatever information he wants. it's a good one. the dog's name is conan, and he tweeted overnight conan will be leaving the middle east and going to d.c. to the white house
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for a visit. a couple of details about conan, four-year vet, taken part in 50 operations, and he was hurt by an exposed live electrical wire and my guess, if he plays his cards right, he's got a big mack and maybe a medal in his future >> let's get a check of al's weather. unfortunately our friends in southern california have to deal with these strong winds, critical risk to extreme risk stretching all the way from bakersfield into southern california strongest winds lasting until 6:00 p.m. still 18 million people at risk for an extreme red flag warning, dry gusty winds 50 to 60 miles per hour and fast moving fires developing dangerous winds will continue today. the peak wind gusts, anywhere from 35 to 60 miles per hour so a still volatile situation but finally dies down later this evening. again here in the eastern third of the country, some severe
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storms, got to watch out for that, record trail back through good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as the winds calm down, we'll see some drifts of smoke coming in today especially in the north bay, but elsewhere we do have moderate to even good air quality for this afternoon. so we are going to see our temperatures starting out very chilly but warming up today, recovering nicely reaching into the mid-70s inland. and over the next several days more sunshine, slightly warmer temperatures, but we do continue on with some pleasant and dry weather going into early next week. that's your latest weather al, thank you, just ahead, it took the world's best climbers nearly a decade to do what this guy did in six months, the inspiring story behind a feat that once seemed impossible, right after this
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a story that's sure to inspire you. a climber from nepal shattered the record for scaling the highest peaks. here's the remarkable story from keir simmons. >> reporter: good morning, guys, you're about to see some generations across stunning pictures, my friends. by achieve thinking this goal i knew i could inspire people from all generations across the world, this guy says, and boy did he achieve it, only 40 climbers have climbed these 14 highest peaks. they did it in years he did it in months. battling high altitude below zero temperatures. the most challenging mountains in the world in the last 24 hours a hero's welcome, he set a world record
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many didn't think possible. >> nobody believed that it could be done. >> reporter: here's why. vertical climbs, unpredictable weather and a grueling timetable, day and night it took the previous record holder nearly eight years to summit these peaks in succession nims took on the 14 mountains, six months and six days. >> three months to go. this is possible >> reporter: at the highest, everest, he paused to take this picture of a human traffic jam 29,000 feet up, the image going viral. several times he stopped to help with mountain rescues, even finding time to talk about global warming. >> we all should be a bit more serious about it we should be a bit more cautious and more focused on how we should look after our home at the end of the day if this planet isn't -- >> reporter: at the base camp of one mountain he had to double back and enter another to meet the visa deadline. >> i have to enter the border by
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tomorrow. >> he gave up his job in the british special forces, including his pension, even selling his house, turning this seemingly impossible, like crossing this deep crevice into an adventure he called project possible the positivity is impressive. >> no problem. >> terrain and time on top of the world. he had aimed to do it in seven months so he beat his own expectations. the biggest human challenges, physical challenges, can lead to the most profound thinking and understanding of human nature, so nims said i believe in this project, and i made sure to surround myself with people who believed in it too, guys. >> incredible. >> he was also able to stop and help rescue folks along the way. >> incredible.
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>> keir, thank you. >> you ready >> let's do it. >> we are counting down the minutes to our halloween spook-tacular. >> pretty soon we'll get into our costumes deejay questlove is outside on the plaza. help planning your getaways and more. so take off the blindfold and join today. because ya know, it's easier without the blindfold. there's lots of stuff in there, and today could be your day to explore it. learn more at 1850 coffee. ♪ ♪ inspired by the year the folger coffee company began. with a bold yet smooth taste. ♪ ♪ 1850 coffee, begin boldly.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are still under a spare the air alert with drifts of smoke moving into parts of the north bay. the rest of the bay area will have good to moderate air quality so we just need to limit our time outside especially near the fire zone. our temperatures today recover to the mid-70s after a chilly start reaching the upper 60s in san francisco. up to 75 in antioch today. our inland temperatures will warm up just a few more degrees going into the weekend as we keep the mostly sunny skies and don't forget this weekend we'll be setting our clocks back one hour on sunday morning and still see nice weather through the middle of next week. san francisco coming up to about 71 degrees on saturday but then still looking at some 60s sunday through next week.
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conditions near the kincade fire with another update and, mike, you're tracking the roads. >> so is the castle wood off ramp shows good recovery. a slower drive into fremont. that has not seen any slowing. west 80 a crash. back to you. happening now a new update on the kincade fire. it is now 60% contained and many who were evacuated are waking up in their own beds for the first time in days. and right now in washington house lawmakers are debating the head of a key vote on the impeachment probe. trying to set ground rules. on our home page now link to the live broadcast of that debate. the vote may happen as soon as
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it's 8:00 on "today," coming up on the front lines, firefighters working around the clock as those out of control wildfires rage on. >> time to go, bud. >> tens of thousands forced to evacuate their california homes. we're live with the latest. plus, season savings, show you how to get the best deals ahead of the holidays. >> start early in the morning, right when the stores open. >> from toys to electronics and clothing, what you need to know to save big in stores and online. and tricks and treats, costumes hung with care as we kick off our halloween extravaganza, watch only if you dare. today thursday, october 31st,
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2019. ♪ >> nothing sweeter. >> than halloween on today. >> trick or treat. >> happy halloween. >> live from new york city. >> what's up y'all? time for elmo, live on the plaza, rocking it, all right? >> hey, everybody, welcome back to "today." thank you for being with us on this halloween thursday morning, it's finally time. >> i know. >> all is about to be revealed. our crowd definitely got the costume memo. cannot wait to get dressed up and join them in a few minutes. first we'll get to your news at 8:00. firefighters in california are facing another day of challenging weather conditions as they battle wildfires across the state. let's get the latest from miguel almaguer.
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miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. firefighters certainly face a very dangerous and rekarius situation being a southern california. here in simi valley, crews had to evacuate some 3,00,000 peopl. there is progress being made, but conditions could worsen later this afternoon when the winds pick up. and speaking of the wind, they could hit upwards of 60 miles an hour later on today. that is what fanned so many flames earlier this week all across california. we know in some regions today, homes and other structures have gone up in flames during fast moving wildfires. crews will have to battle to keep the flames back as they jump from hot spot to hot spot. they describe it as a cat and mouse game. firefighters doing all they can to fight these flames not only from the ground but also from the air. and that air attack can be hampered at times when the wind speeds arepowerful.
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crews hope to get the upper hand by later this afternoon, but it will be a long day as temperatures rise and the winds pick back up. back to you. in the meantime a critical witness has been summoned to testify as the house moves towards the next phase of its impeachment inquiry. kristen welker joins us with the latest. >> reporter: the house is set to take a major step forward today. it will hold a full vote in the impeachment inquiry against president trump. now, at issue, a resolution that will essentially formalize the rules of the road for the entire process. if it passes today's resolution would permit public hearings, allow staff attorneys to question witnesses and enable the president or his counsel to participate in the proceedings. for weeks house speaker pelosi said a vote was not necessary but changed course amid pressure
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to make the hearings more tra e transparent. in other key testimony today tim morrison, a top russia adviser with the nsc, is set to speak with lawmakers behind closed doors. morrison is the second white house official to testify who was on that july 25th phone call between president trump and the president of ukraine. a lot of eyes on that. >> kristen, thank you. twitter announced on wednesday that it is going to ban all political advertising, starting in about three weeks. social media companies have been under pressure to combat the flow of misinformation on their platforms. ahead of the 2020 election twitter's ceo jack dorsey said the power of internet advertising brings significant risks to politics. rival facebook will not be following twitter's lead mark zuckerberg said wednesday in a democracy he does not think it's right for private companies to censor politicians. the party is still going on in the nation's capital this morning after the washington nationals historic win in game seven of the world series.
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>> here they are, one strike away, one out away 3-2. there it is. the washington nationals are world champions for the first time in franchise history. >> amazing the nationals rally from two runs down to beat the astros 6-2 capturing their first world series title this is the first time ever that the road team won every single game in the world series pitcher stephen strasburg who won a fair of games for the nats during the series was named mvp. you probably never went to bed. >> i did not, i was up all night, well after midnight we had a quiet party here's something else about this team that a lot of folks should find special, it's the oldest team in baseball. >> oh. >> the average age of the players on the nationals older than any other team. >> that actually was the boost here's one more for you. >> a bonus boost. >> 3-year-old emily is asking her mom to put on her favorite movie.
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"beauty and the beast," this week emily dressed up like belle and had another family member help her with the classic scene. ♪ that's emily's dog, they slow danced just like in the movie. her mom borrowed the costume rudy is so patient he plays along with whatever emily wants to do. >> i like how mom has the movie as the backdrop. the whole thing is adorable. >> you can tell rudy has done that a number of times. just ahead, guys, all about the holidays, fresh ways to save on your holiday shopping, we are talking about that on halloween, apps and websites to alert you to lower prices on popular gifts. why do people just love to be scared so much at halloween we went looking for answers with hands on research, we'll get to that and our big costume reveal.
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sorry. what was i saying? today's holiday consumer, how to score the best deals on gifts. >> if you think halloween is still too early to think about it, no, almost half of all shoppers have already started their holiday shopping, believe it or not, nbc's investigative consumer correspondent vicky nguyen is here to help us out. >> this year there are only 26 days between thanksgiving and christmas. you know what that means, less time to get all that shopping done compared to last year, but don't worry, we have you covered, whether you're shopping online or in stores. there are tips and tricks you'll need to save big this year 'tis the season for savings, both in stores and online. it's what i like to call a shoppers market. don't make any purchases until you find a sale or a deal or a
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cash back offer. what should you buy right now? clothing, outer wear, beauty products, electronics and cook wear, but wait until after the holidays to buy things like linens and fitness equipment and toys -- >> it's a catch-22, store shelves are full of toys because they're coming out, but in the ten days leading up to christmas, lower prices and you run the risk of popular toys running out. if you're shopping brick and mortar, here's how to get the best deals. >> start early in the morning right when the stores open many retailers offer doorbuster deals but they don't last all day. skip the front of the store and head straight to the back. these items are less likely to be picked over and better selections whatever deals you see in stores you'll probably find online too but that doesn't mean you can't get an even better deal. >> it only takes a couple minutes to look around the internet and do price comparison to see who can offer the best deal.
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>> reporter: browser extensions like invisible hand and shop tagger give you the lowest prices, scouring the internet for coupon codes this website called camel will help you track the price history of the item you want on amazon. >> check out this dyson cordless vacuum, it's selling for $599 right now. but back in june it was $489 if you don't need it right away wait for the next price drop. d >> hoping for a better price apps like list and covet if you like bargaining, try price waiter where you negotiate with retailers on tons of products >> this sony 49 inch tv, the msrp is 1499, let's beat that, there's this button, make an offer, i'll click on that. it instantly tells me the price on amazon, 898 i'll see if i can try and beat
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that, entering $800 i'm going to go ahead and submit my offer and now i wait. >> within seconds -- >> look at that, i didn't get it for $800 but they did give me $44 off the amazon price if i want it i click on check out. >> the simplest way to save money might be -- wait it out. >> close out your cart and go about your day. >> that store might send you a reminder email about your cart and a bonus coupon to get you to buy. >> there it is, the email in my inbox, coupon code with a discount of 15%. adding up to real savings over the holiday shopping season. and the best day to shop in stores, wednesday, when the sales leading up to the weekend start and don't forget to mark your calendar next thursday, new retail holiday is cash back day, hundreds of online retailers are going to give people up to 20% cash back on their purchases. >> this is a great idea for a series people are going to be tuning in
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thank you, vicky. >> we're putting the tips and tricks on our website,, al? not very treat like for stretching from the great lakes all the way down to the gulf coast, got this area of showers and thunderstorms pushing through, hopefully we're going to clear out in time for our big reveal but in the meantime we do have a risk, a severe storm threat this afternoon, 38 million people from georgia all the way up into new england can't rule out a tornado or two, and strong winds, 76 million people under high wind warnings, high wind watches and advisories the wind gusts could be anywhere from 60 to 65 miles per hour and rainfall we're talking about anywhere from one to three inches of rain, stretching from new england all the way back down into west virginia so a real mess there that's what's going on around the coun good morning, i'm kari hall, it is a hazy sky over the south bay right now, also chilly
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temperatures to start, but as we go through the day, it will be very pleasant. a nice halloween day, santa rosa reaching 74 degrees. over the next few few days, sunny skies, and this weekend we'll be setting our clocks back one our hhour on sunday morning. weather. guys >> all right, al, thanks. >> the heavy pop start today, guys, important game of thrones news, controversy over that paper coffee cup left in a scene. everybody seemed to blame emealia clark because the cup was in front of her. she finally revealed who the real culprit is. >> here's the truth. we did -- we had a party before the emmys recently
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the guy sitting next to me in that scene he said the coffee cup was mine. >> he admitted. >> it was conless coffee cup sorry, darling, the heat was very much on you. >> i was like what, what >> it was conless -- he plays mares on the show, he left the cup. conless right there. it's only fitting that amelia's character had him executed. >> spoiler alert. tiffany haddish, ellen loves sending people through haunted houses, haddish's turn getting frightened, running through the house based on jordan peel's movie "us. >> go, go, go.
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>> tell me when it's over. >> that's the light from the camera on but in that moment that's a dark -- these people are jumping out. do you guys like haunted houses? >> no. >> people chase this thrill and now you have to sign a waiver. people can jump and touch you. >> that's a real haunted house next up, another batch of celebrity halloween costumes jennifer garner posted a reveal. >> when it comes to halloween costumes go funny over sexy. why would you dress like a flirty nurse when you could be a mailbox? >> he did the mash he did the monster match the monster mash. >> somehow still slightly sexy, there it is. the video is captioned, live your truth, people
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that's cute. ariana grande, halloween is her favorite she went classic this year this is based on the twilight episode, eye of the beholder that's from the original ariana absolutely nailing it. there's ariana that's prosthetics. >> oh, my word. >> spot on, the black and white from the series. let's move into the couple who take halloween seriously russell wilson, jay-z and beyonce. the jewelry is probably real. finally, what would halloween be without some candy. a list of celebrities' favorite candies, awful, honest celebrities are great, but candy choices. mindy kaling huge fan of sour patch kids which we have on the desk. cindy lauper loves all monday joy. i love those are okay cindy lauper loves almond joy.
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i love cindy lauper, but i do not like almond joy. >> mounds and almond joy >> coconut >> ryan gosling, hi-chew. >> what are they >> i don't know. >> kerry washington loves candy corns which i don't mind but they're always on the list of hated halloween -- >> it's really wax. >> i like candy corn but there's no way it's someone's favorite. >> favorite halloween candy. 100 grand bar. >> so good. >> i go with reeses. >> whachmacallit. >> the payday bar. >> kitkat. >> when you put your pets in costumes it's either hit or miss we think this is pretty good take a look at river the dog dressed as an ambulance, and he
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makes the howling noise. pull over, everybody, here i come. >> that's pretty good. that's great. >> he's not a paramedic. he's a paw-medic happy halloween, everybody. >> carson just showed us tiffany haddish and that halloween scare. why is it so many people like that frightful feeling that comes with haunted houses or scary movies we sent nbc's joe fryer to get some answers. some answers. >> here's johnny >> reporter: they are the iconic movie moments and monsters that curdle our blood and shiver our spines psycho washed away our will to shower while it redefined our image of the clown yet movie lovers aren't running scared from spooky films, remaining as popular and profitable as ever. >> get out.
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>> boosted in recent years by clever creepy flicks like oscar winner "get out" and "a quiet place. >> in fact, 2017, marked the first time the horror genre topped $1 billion at the box office a trend not confined to the screen just check out halloween horror nights at universal studios hollywood, part of our parent company at nbc universal. >> how was that? >> scary. >> good or bad. >> a always good. >> the haunt mazes start harvesting howls weeks before halloween. >> i just held onto his hand it was really scary. >> if this is scary why in the world do you want to do it >> it's more to overcome your fear. >> even this easily spooked correspondent gave it a shot, unaware of what was lurking around the corner.
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or behind me or there and there. clearly some enjoyed it more than i did. >> do you guys like being scared >> yeah. >> yeah. >> why >> the adrenaline rush. >> it's about disorientation, overwhelming the senses and leaving people in a state of panic. >> sociologist margie kerr focuses on fear. a haunted house was her lab, she watched visitors' heart rates. >> our body is go mode, lots of adrenaline >> reporter: when you know there's no actual danger some get an energy boost and mood boost building confidence and a better tolerance for stress as they escape the horrors of the real world for at least those annoying everyday stresses. >> all of those thoughts about the future and the past are just
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gone we're grounded in the moment in our bodies and that's associated to feeling good >> reporter: which might explain why so many don't fight the fright. >> i think it's just everything is in your mind. >> reporter: they embrace it for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> who likes to be scared? >> not my thing. >> my wife and i, it's become one of our favorite pastimes since we were dating. >> watching scary movies. >> what's the scariest >> "strange people," what was it called >> sounds terrifying. >> it ends with -- i don't want to give away too much. these people have been tortured for an hour or two, at the end the woman is like why, why have you done this? and it ends with -- >> don't ruin it. >> we don't know what the movie is. >> we're ruining nothing. >> i think "sleepless in seattle". >> "ghost busters". >> you walked out of a scary
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movie. >> i walked out on "alien". >> agreed. >> and "seven," terrible. >> that's a classic. >> horrible. >> what's in the box >> the big moment has almost arrived. time to head outside. >> oh, my gosh. >> and all is going to be revealed our costumes, questlove is already getting the party started this morning and we're going to join them after a check of your local news and weather. >> get ready
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as the house of representatives completes it's vote, essentially a test vote on the issue of impeachment itself. the house is considering a resolution that will serve as a road map for the process going forward including televised public hearings that could dramatically reshape the country's interpretation of what the president did and could ultimately lead to an official
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trial on the united states senate. let's go to jeff bennet on capitol hill. for the very latest, let's go to geoff bennett on capit ol hill. looks like it is as expected, very party line. two defectors on the democratic side, one a sort of former republican who we expected and that is it. >> you're right. those two democratstrump-friend districts. yes, this takes the process public. for the last three or four week, you've had them depose witness after witness behind closed doors. and that process is now coming to an end and house leadership made the point that as the private process grows public, you need a roadmap.
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so this resolution, what it says is that the investigative have i lifts will stay within the house intelligence committee, adam schiff leads that committee. so he will be in charge. and then when that comes to an end, their report will go to the judiciary committee, and then they will write up the articles of impeachment. you will then see at some point potentially another vote on the house floor on those specific articles, that would then set up the senate to have a trial. so house democrats are really laying out a calendar that has no dates on it. there is no time line for how long this will take. publicly we've heard nancy pelosi say that the time line denied abou depends on the truth line. privately, democrats have been saying since august that they want to wrap this up by the end of the year.
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they feel if it moves into the election year, republicans will say this is about the election, not the constitution. and so you have a number running for the senate so ultimate have all the democratic candidates hear in washington, not in iowa, not in new hampshire doing the work that they would rather be doing as part of their campaign. >> geoff bennett on capitol hill for us. as folks can see on the vote board there, just about everybody has voted and this is very reflective almost of the country itself, democrats on one side of the story, republicans on the other. letto hallie jackson. the white house has to be breathing a sigh of relief, t house democrats a all on their side. but this is not on the substance, about so still concern down the road. but right now the president has
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his party in his corner. >> reporter: and sources say that they like the blank spot where it says republican yea. no defectors. we've been told -- >> i'd argue one. there is one. justin amash, occur consid cons independent. so they did lose one. >> reporter: he made it clear that he would no longer tow the party line. and i would think -- >> on this vote the yeas are 232, nays 196. the resolution is adopted without objection. the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. >> nancy pelosi cutting you off. my apologies. quickly ten seconds and we'll wrap this up. >> reporter: the president doesn't want impeachment but he has it, the most he can hope for now is keep the republicans in line behind him even if it moves to something.
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>> i think at this point he may hope that maybe the articles don't ever get written. we shall see. so a dramatic new chapter officially begins now in washington, a showdown between the two co-equal branches of government and a process laid out by our founding fathers. we will of course continue to follow this story and my colleague lester holt will have complete details tonight on "nightly news" from los angeles with the latest on those deadly california wildfires. for now, i'm chuck todd , nbc news in washington good day >> get your dancing shoes on and get ready to boogie to the beat, we're celebrating the most iconic dances of all time on this special edition of everybody dance "today." i really love to dance feels light, it feels fun, it makes me feel free. >> when you're dancing you typically celebrate, you're in your happy place.
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>> eyes closed, head roll, sweaty dancing, the kind where you're dripping, you don't care what anybody thinks. that is real dancing. >> my danceability is like the -- do no harm. >> there's a lot of passion and that covers up technique and talent i'm not the dancing guy anymore but it's still inside me it comes out every now and again. you might see it today. >> adjectives, a mess. >> simple. >> shaky at best. >> rhythmless. >> i think savannah's got secret moves she tries to hide but she can dance. >> baby baby. >> i'm more upstairs than down stairs i'm up here. i like hands up because that looks like a party. >> i'm more of a nod the head, like a chill guy. >> i think the feedback i've gotten on my dancing has generally been you shouldn't dance in public.
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>> one of the things i've brought back is the side clap and the side clap with a side swirl. >> the movie hitch, none of this, none of that, that's where i live. >> the napoleon dynamite dance, that's as iconic as a movie dance gets. >> i used to love to watch soul train and american bandstand because you saw like everybody dancing. >> from flash dance, i really like maniac. >> music that getting me moving now is like bruno mars when i hear that, it's like, oh, here we go, like it gets me going. >> i like to move it move it. >> who would win a dance off from all the anchors, if i had to pick, i'd say hoda. >> hoda is the energizer bunny. >> if you want to define bliss you're on a dance floor, the music is pumping, that space is like the most perfect space on earth to live in. >> we're counting down the
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dances we love the most. let's throw it back to the '90s, the fresh prince took bel air and the nation by storm. >> i'm a dancing machine. >> but his cousin carlton became the sitcom's star with his signature swing step coming in at lucky number 7 the karlton ♪ now this is a story all about my how my life got turned upside down ♪ ♪ tell you how i became the prince of a town called bel air ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to be loved by anyone ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to have fun with anyone ♪ ♪ when i see you hanging about with anyone ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to see me try ♪ >> now, to a small town in utah
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where dancing was illegal. it led to a high school teen rebellion where they kicked off their sunday shoes. >> let's dance. >> for number six on our countdown, cut loose with "footloose." ♪ cut loose foot loose ♪ kick off my sunday shoes ♪ pull me off of my knees ♪ jack get back ♪ loose go loose ♪ everybody cut footloose >> it may have been a show about nothing but this seinfeld dance sure was something. >> come on, who's dancing? want me to get it started? >> elaine's twists and turns on the dance floor certainly turned a lot of heads. >> more like a full body dry
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heave set to music. >> our number five dance to remember, the elaine ♪ ♪ >> remember when everybody was having the time of their lives and they were all crazy for swayze, dirty dancing remains one of the most iconic dances of all time johnny taking the number four spot, baby and johnny ♪ now i've had the time of my ♪ i never felt life ♪ ♪ i never felt like this before ♪ime
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♪ oh i had the time of my life ♪ and i owe it all to you ♪ you're the one thing enough ♪ ♪ i can't get enough of ♪ i can't can be something ♪ it could be love because i've had the time of my life ♪ ♪ and i've never felt this way y before ♪ >> now to a dance that awed and inspired janet jackson's rhythm nation, powerful moves united fans and artists all over the
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world, which is why number three goes to the one and only janet jackson. ♪ >> there's disco fever and then there's saturday night fever john travolta's dance moves were so iconic they're staying alive more than four decades later coming in at number two, "saturday night fever. >> dancing again
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♪ again. ♪ ♪ >> closing our countdown, giving fans a lot to rock to, the hand jive, the grease lightning and the shimmy, fans are still hopelessly devoted to our number one dancing duo danny and sandy. ♪ i got chills they're multiplying ♪ ♪ and i'm losing control ♪ the power you're supplying ♪ it's electrifying ♪ you better shape up
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♪ because i need a man ♪ and my heart is set on you ♪ i better shape up ♪ and i think the one i want ♪ you're the one i want ♪ you are the one i want ♪ the one that i want ♪ the one that i want ♪ you are the one i want ♪ the one i need oh yes indeed >> so good >> wow
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wow. >> you look great. >> so great. >> did anyone know that sheinelle is an incredible -- >> that was a party. >> all of us, this is like -- we keep staring at each other. >> you all brought your "a" plus game >> the voice of our countdown -- >> the first time we've had two travoltas. >> nobody puts baby in a corner. >> i left my baby just to be here with y'all, because i love halloween. >> we're so thrilled you're here i knew peter had moved -- peter, you showed your "a" plus game.
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>> even with the moustache >> we've got to go to break. so much more fun to get to in the plaza, back with a lot of surprises. >> questlove. >> questlove. >> questlove is here kerrygold has a taste so rich it can take you to ireland's lush, green pastures. where grass-fed cows produce rich, creamy milk
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...but dedication can get you there. so just start small... start saving. easily set, track and control your goals right from the chase mobile® app. ♪ ♪ chase. make more of what's yours®. all right, dancing in the rain this morning, our crowd is here, we are so -- welcome to questlove. good morning. >> keeping your plaza moving and grooving. i love your elmo costume. >> my time's square elmo. >> al, quick forecast? >> is it raining? >> especially in the eastern >> keeping your plaza moving and grooving i love your elmo costume.
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>> my time's square elmo. >> al, quick forecast? >> is it raining >> especially in the eastern third of the country, a lot of wet weather, strong storms coming in, pushing into the east, a wet day up and down the eastern seaboard, but it's a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. california, clear and 50 tonight, but sleepy hollow, on the wet side. devils lake in, new mexico, north dako good morning, i'm kari hall. as we look at our forecast for today we're going to see our temperatures starting out cool but reaching into the low 07s. as we go into the next couple of days more weather like this with some calm winds and daylight savings time end this is weekend as we will see our high temperatures in the upper 70s and nice weather continuing into early next week and san francisco will stay in the upper 60s. that's what's going on
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around the country. >> thank you, carlton. you're here, deejaying for the plaza on halloween, you got -- >> are you tired of seeing me yet? >> no. >> i could do this every week. >> every day, open invitation. >> "3rd hour of today." >> how do you keep the creative juices flowing >> you know, 24 -- i don't consider it a job. it's my passion, that's all i do. >> what's next >> more of this, you'll see me next week, trust me. >> cookbook? >> mixed day potluck the greatest guy to have you throw a party. >> i dropped a shoe this morning and you brought my shoe back. >> we appreciate quest being here questlove is going to help us pick the best costume in the crowd. let's meet our standouts, uncle al.
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>> first off, mary ann and pete. they're wine and cheese. >> oh, i like it guilty pleasures. >> married for 34 years, from strasburg, pa, it's mary ann's birthday. >> happy birthday. >> very nice and then we've got morgan and becky, the scarecrow and the wicked witch they're on vacation here in new york city. >> welcome. >> and finally we've got christina and braten, they're hippies from nashville, tennessee. they bonded in college, fell in love, for "today." >> you guys look great. >> this is going to be hard for quest to pick. >> the pressure's on me? it's too hard to do, can i just do all three >> what do they win? >> pack your bags, grab your
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boogy shoes, you are going to universal resorts. brand new endless summer resort, and get passes for all three theme parks. parks. happy halloween. coming up next our halloween happy halloween. coming up next our halloween extravaganza rolls on with surprises that some of our friends here know nothing about. you're not going to want to miss it happy halloween, we're back, but first, this is "today" on nbc. my parents never taught me anything about managing money.
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what a party it has been such a good time celebrating i just can't stop. >> carson. >> we have a surprise for my dance partner, sandy where's sandy? >> she's right here. >> maybe it's the real sandy take a look. >> oh, wow. >> no. >> hi, savannah, this is olivia
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newton john and i'm standing here with my sandy 2 outfit from grease, here's some tips for you, act saucy, have a cigarette. wear high heels, lots of red lipstick, curly hair and lots of attitude have fun. >> that's amazing. >> appreciate it you nailed all of those things. >> i love it thank you, olivia. >> who could possibly do the carlton better than al roker, perhaps alfonso himself? >> hey, al, alfonso here, i think that is the perfect idea for halloween, you've got to wear some pretty cool costumes, it might as well be will and i, will, al, totally makes sense, have a great halloween, guys.
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>> i got the message to top all messages for someone who really brought her rhythm, she practiced for hours. >> i'm going to cry. >> hey, sheinelle, thank you so much for portraying me this year i cannot believe it's been 30 years since that album was released but i'm so glad you're still enjoying it. happy halloween. >> sheinelle, you were so good at dance -- >> i was her in my basement. >> you are her. >> jenna. >> she can't talk, but she liked it. >> your performance is a little wooden. >> you fooled everybody. we were all waiting and when you did -- >> we didn't want anybody to throw out a back. >> nothing better by the way than having jenna bush hager back with us. >> the halloween extravaganza is just ahead, first this is
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"today" on nbc announcer: 5 million kids use e-cigarettes. it's an epidemic fueled by juul with their kid-friendly flavors. san francisco voters stopped the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. but then juul, backed by big
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tobacco, wrote prop c to weaken e-cigarette protections. the san francisco chronicle reports prop c is an audacious overreach, threatening to overturn the ban on flavored products approved by voters. prop c means more kids vaping. that's a dangerous idea. vote no on juul. no on big tobacco. no on prop c. in san francisco, if there's three people and you have music, then it's a fiesta. ♪ my claim to fame is that i can teach you salsa in fifteen minutes. ♪ so i try to pass the cultural torch onto my guests. my name is nancy and i'm an airbnb host. ♪
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you ♪ ♪ you won, you won >> we had like in my old basement with the wood panel walls and green carpet, i had a tape recorder of that song, i would put a hat on, i was like 12, this was bucket list, guys, this "today" show family, everything, right? >> this would not happen, would not be the best production of the year, which i really think it is, without this incredible team and we've got to say thanks. >> we want to thank everyone who helped make it happen. >> phillip. >> where is phillip? >> betty rogers is responsible
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for all the wigs there's a whole wig team. >> our design team, editor scott goldberg the dancers from jay z. >> and of course questlove. >> questlove. >> thank you for having me. >> and we want to know what you think of our moves and costumes, who wore it best. >> go easy. >> we'll have the results tomorrow. >> don't go anywhere more halloween fun on the third and fourth hours by the way, third hour coming up a mystery guest. we don't even know who it is. >> is it will smith? >> no, i can tell you it's not will smith but first your local news and weather. >> first let's dance. >> now it stops raining. up next the tricks and from our own jenna bush treats just keep coming. >> nothing sweeter than a visit from our own jenna bush hager. >> devilish ideas for costumes. >> surprise guests stopping by. >> only happens once a year, don't go anywhere.
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very good morning to you, i'm laura garcia. there is a new update on the kincade fire and their knocking down serious headway knocking down the flaems, it is now down 60%. the number of acres is still about 77,000.
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we did learn more about homes destroyed, it stands at 141 so far and the overall number of structures is nearing 300. >> all but a few thousand of the people evacuated have been allowed to return to their homes and utility crews are restoring power in the burned out areas. happening now, talking with county leaders about the new plan to declare an emergency to allow much needed funding. we'll have a live report in the midday newscast. on capitol hill right now, house law maemakers holding a k vote on the house impeachment probe. also bringing you a update on this midday and on our home page any day, a link to the latest on that impeachment probe.
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working to gain the upper hand. >> the latest on the kincade fire overnight. >> and many people feel that the state is changing their beverage deposits. tomorrow morning 4:30 to 7:00. >> today on california live,
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the third hour, happy halloween. we've got the gang all here. >> this is -- >> i love halloween so much. >> that was really fun. >> wow. >> we kind of moved the party inside. coming up in just a little bit we've got a mystery guest who will be here, we'll match one of our costumes. >> is it carlton? >> well, we'll see. >> we actually don't know. >> we don't know? >> the producers have done a good job of hiding


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