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less likely to see those showers to the north. >> got it. thanks, bill. >> download the nbc 10 app. breaking news throughout the day, weather and traffic. good morning. breaking overnight, chaos at a massachusetts mall as a man goes on a stabbing spree after crashing a car into a store. >> i didn't know what was going on. everybody started running. >> one person killed at the mall. another at a nearby home. the suspect shot dead by an off duty deputy. mr. nice guy. donald trump dishing nothing but compliments ahead of his all-important meeting with house speaker paul ryan. >> he is a very good man. >> will he be able to court an endorsement tomorrow? while marco rubio says he'll keep his promise to support the republican nominee. >> i don't want hillary clinton to win. >> will he vote for trump? we'll talk to senator rubio live. revealed. court documents identified this man, dr. michael todd, as the
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physician who treated prince in the days before he died. his one-time medical center saying he is no longer an employee. as police return to paisley park in search of more clues. and the rock. surrounded by shark-infested waters, alcatraz was once an island prison thought to be escape proof. one man has managed his way out, and he's on the loose today. wednesday, may 11th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in problem fellrockef. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. al roker continues this tour of our national parks. >> exactly. he's been to white sands, now we're sending him to prison. he's in front of alcatraz this morning. hey, al. >> hey, guys. that's right, one of the most feared prisons in the world,
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from 1934 to 1963. alcatraz federal penitentiary. ten years later, 1973, becomes a national park. now, it's just unbelievable to see how popular it is. we'll have a complete tour coming up a little later. guys? >> al, see you in a little bit. we want to start with our top story. the breaking news in massachusetts, where authorities are investigating a stabbing rampage at a mall and a home near boston. nbc's joe fryer has the latest on all this. joe, what happened? >> good morning, matt. police are trying to figure out what drove a man to go on this wild stabbing spree. it started at a nearby home and ended here at the mall. in all, three people are dead, including the attacker. >> reporter: inside this shopping mall, a grizzly scene. two people viciously stabbed, the attacker brought down by a bullet from an off duty sheriff deputy's gun. >> if it hadn't have been for his heroic actions, there could
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have been more loss of life this evening. >> reporter: the suspect, arthur darosa, rammed a car into a macy's department store before running into the silver city galleria mall, creating total chaos in massachusetts. after assaulting several people, he made his way to bertucci's. grabbing a knife, darosa stabbed two victims, killing a 56-year-old man. witnesses ran for their lives. >> i was shopping. i didn't know what was going on, so everybody started running, including the macy's employees. we started running. >> reporter: the attack, with no clear motive, began after darosa crashed a different car near a home a few miles from the mall. >> 270 myrick street and birch avenue for multiple stab victims. >> reporter: darosa stabbed two people inside the home. one of the victims, an 80-year-old woman, later died from her wounds. officials say the attack doesn't appear to be terror related.
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this morning, there are new questions about the suspect's mental health. in a statement to nbc news, darosa's cousin said he was feeling suicidal and admitted to a local hospital but released tuesday morning. they stated he was fine, but obviously wasn't. i believe if he was better evaluated, the situation may not have happened. >> the surviving victims were all take tonn to a hospital. conditions haven't been released. one of the stabbing victims suffered life-threatening injuries. so far, officials haven't identified the hero officer. >> joe fryer, thank you so much. to the president race. bernie sanders says he is in it to win it after defeating clinton by double digits in west virginia's primary. it did little to dent clinton's lead in the delegate count. >> presumptive republican nominee donald trump rolled to victory in west virginia and
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nebraska, setting the stage for a key meeting on capitol hill tomorrow. >> in a moment, we'll talk to senator marco rubio, trump's former rival. let's begin with hallie jackson. good morning to you. >> good morning. donald trump is acknowledging those wins in west virginia and nebraska, but he is already looking ahead. not just to tomorrow's key meetings here on the hill, but to who he may pick as his running mate. trump now insisting he won't announce his pick up till the convention in july. >> reporter: usually quick with an insult -- >> calling him lying ted. >> little marco. >> crooked hillary. >> reporter: trump has only praise for paul ryan. >> he's a good man, wants what's good for the party. >> reporter: the candidate is trying to smooth the path ahead of tomorrow's meetings on capitol hill. don't expect a kumbaya moment. sources close to the house speaker caution it'll be a proce process.
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saying, ryan wants to commit to conservative principles and to bringing republicans together. >> it was a very, very bitter, divisive primary. it'll take more than a week just to repair and unify this party. >> reporter: ryan down playing expectations, returning to capitol hill. so is ted cruz for the first time since dropping out. ruling out a third-party run, but keeping his options open. >> if circumstances change, we will always assess changed circumstances. >> reporter: and withholding an endorsement of trump. >> there will be plenty of time for voters to make the determination who they're going to support. >> reporter: despite big differences on policy, another former rival, marco rubio, says he will back trump. seemingly begrudgingly. >> i don't want hillary clinton to win. i want to be supportive of the republican nominee. i signed a pledge saying i would do so. >> reporter: rubio dismissed talk of the vp job. trump lists chris christie. >> i like chris a lot. i'm not going to say ruling in or not.
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i would say that i have in mind five different people. i think they're excellent. >> reporter: looking to november, hillary clinton clearly ready to take trump on. >> i am looking forward to debating donald trump come the fall. >> reporter: clinton now getting her strongest show of support yet from the white house. vice president joe biden stopping short of an endorsement, but just barely. >> i feel confident that hillary will be the nominee, and i feel confident she'll be the next president. >> from the white house now to capitol hill, where we expect to see from speaker ryan later today, ahead of the meetings with trump. and trump finds himself in a new controversy. while his campaign says it tried to get a prominent white nationalist off its list of potential delegates in california, the secretary of state's office tells us, it is too late to do that. >> hallie jackson on the hill for us, thank you. as we said, senator marco rubio joins us exclusively. senator, nice to see you. good morning. >> morning. >> let me see if i can clear
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something up. you have said you're going to uphold your pledge, the pledge you signed to support the eventual nominee of the republican party. that appears to be donald trump. but when pressed on one question, would you vote for donald trump, you didn't seem to be able to make yourself say yes, i'll vote for him. will you say that now? >> well, i mean, obviously, this is the quandary everybody finds themselves in. at least who holds my perspective. on the one hand, the party nominated someone i'll have differences with, on policy and how he conducted his campaign. on the other hand, the only other choice on the ballot is someone i have more policy di disagreements with. as a candidate, i signed a pledge. >> what does support mean? will you stand on a tv show like this and say, i'm keeping my pledge, or does it mean you'll go to the convention and speak on his behalf, or go in the booth and vote for him? >> obviously as a voter in florida, support would be the ultimate way for the -- primary
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way people support candidates in this country. to vote for them. in terms of what i intend to do throughout the campaign, i would just say i think donald trump would be best served by having people working on his behalf, that agree with him on these policies and are enthusiastic about his campaign and enthusiastic with things he has stood for. my reservations about him have been clearly stated and unchanged. >> you were explicit during your campaign about concerns. you said he was an embarrassment. you were fearful at the prospect of his hand on the nuclear codes. you said he wasn't a republican, not a conservative, that he'd lose to hillary clinton. are you exalting that pledge, piece of paper, over the fears you say you still have for the country, with donald trump as the nominee? >> sure. the only other choice then would be to vote for hillary clinton or abstain, both supportive of her. i have more policy differences with her and am more scared of her being in control of the
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government. i think it's clear, that this is the position -- obviously, i didn't want us to be in. donald trump wasn't my first choice. i ran for president and did the best i could. it didn't work out, and republican voters chose a different direction. i have to respect the result, even if i'm not the -- even though it is not necessarily the one i wanted. i think, clearly, you're describing here the quandary, choice, that millions of republicans -- not just me -- but millions of republicans across the country are trying to grapple with. >> it seems you're being loyal, and you should be applauded for that, sticking to the pledge, but you're going to be leaving the senate. you don't want to run for governor of florida in two years. it's possible for you to put politics aside and take a principled stand and say, everything i said during the campaign, i didn't believe. i cannot support this guy. >> first of all, everything i said during the campaign, i still believe. but what you're leaving out of that is, you have to make a choice. you don't have a choice anymore between 17 people or even 5.
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for voters in florida in november, the choice is going to be, if you want to legitimately vote to elect a president, it'll be between hillary clinton and donald trump. or abstaining. if i as a republican abstain or vote for hillary clinton, that's support for her. i am not going to support hillary clinton. >> to put it bluntly, senator rubio, do you want donald trump to win? do you hope in your heart of heart to wins and assume the presidency? >> look, again, all of the policy differences i have with him remain. all of the reservations i have about his campaign remain. i clearly didn't want us to be in the position we are today. i was a candidate for president who tried to be the nominee myself. it didn't work out. i don't want hillary clinton to win. donald trump is the only other choice on the ballot. i recognize that. i have a pledge to support the nominee on top of it. i intend to keep it. what i don't intend to do is spend the next six months taking shots at donald. whether we like it or not, he's earned the right to make his case to the american people. he earned it at the ballot box, and i'll respect that. >> senator marco rubio, nice to
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spend time with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> tomorrow on "today", former vice president dan quayle speaking out about the race when he joins us in studio 1a. another round of tornadoes. this one causing significant damage in mayfield, kentucky. gabe gutierrez is following it. >> the clean-up effort in oklahoma is in full swing. this as the state's governor declared states of emergency in 15 counties. all this as millions more throughout the country are preparing for yet another round of potentially severe thunderstorms later today. >> reporter: this morning, western kentucky is cleaning up after two tornadoes touched down. one of them sending residents in mayfield running for cover. >> we heard loud noises and the glass crashing.
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we dove into the washroom and stayed there until the noises stopped. >> reporter: homes leveled, trees toppled, lives shattered. >> you could hear it. it sounded like it was right over the building. >> reporter: today, seven states are on high alert for more potential severe weather, after this week's string of ferocious tornadoes. >> oh, god! >> reporter: oklahoma's governor declaring a state of emergency in 15 counties. two people were killed. >> please don't hit that barn. oh, my god. >> reporter: the national weather service saying this twister near wynnewood topped 136 miles per hour winds. for jamie ramirez, the search for her lost pets was frantic. now the harsh realization that her home is gone. >> devastating. >> reporter: that devastation extending this morning to kentucky, where driscoll rushed to her friend's house, only to find it in pieces. >> when i walked up, i started crying. i mean, it's heartbreaking.
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>> no deaths were reported in the kentucky tornado. at least ten people were injured. now today, a lot of people are bracing for the potential of severe weather. the swath of the country extends from north texas up through the midwe midwest. right now, there are reports of flooding underway in tennessee, just north of nashville. matt and savannah? >> tough times there. gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> some of the video out of that region the last couple days is horrifying, and our thoughts are with the people there. several new twists in the investigation into prince's death. authorities were back at his home last night, and a minnesota doctor who wrote prescriptions for the pop star has been identified. stephanie gosk has the latest on that. >> good morning. it had been quiet here the last couple weeks at paisley park, until late yesterday when a line of police vehicles, about a dozen or so investigators, entered the compound. it happened after a warrant for
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prince's medical records was released publicly, showing that the pop star had been getting medical treatment here in minnesota from a local doctor. up until the day before he died. >> reporter: according to a search warrant, a minneapolis area doctor was at prince's home to deliver test results the morning he died. dr. michael todd shillingberg, seen in this video made for a local university, examined prince twice. once on april 7th, before prince's plane made an emergency landing in illinois. >> what's the nature of the emergency? >> unresponsive passenger. >> reporter: and again on april 20th, the day before he died. according to the warrant, the doctor told police he prescribed medications for prince, and the unspecified prescriptions were filled at a walgreen'walgreen's. investigators interviewed dr. shillie shillenberg and caught sought records related to it at a medical center. the doctor says he works with
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north memorial clinic. that hospital says he is no longer an employee there. the doctor's lawyer is not comme commenting. late tuesday, police were seen at prince's paisley park home. the sheriff tweeting, detectives were revisiting the scene as a component of a complete investigation. offering no further details. >> the warrant does not say what the medications were that prince was prescribed or whether he took them. the toxicology report could shed some light on that. it's still not complete, and there's still no official cause of death. >> stephanie, thank you very much. first test of futuristic technology that could revolutionize transportation is happening in nevada. the hyperloop. this was proposed by elon musk. gadi schwartz is in las vegas. this is the first public test of the technology. >> good morning, savannah. this right here is hyperloop
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one. the idea eventually is to put people, to put cargo, in specialized pods, and then put them in airtight tubes like this and shoot them for hundreds of miles, all at the speed of sound. to put this in perspective, l.a. to san francisco takes six to seven hours. this would take 30 minutes. >> reporter: faster than a speeding bullet train. more powerful than an airplane. that's what elon musk was hoping for when he unveiled his idea for the hyperloop in 2014, sparking a competition among firms to build the first working model. the first version will be unveiled in the las vegas desert. >> hyperloop is immediate, safe, efficient and sustainable. >> reporter: it is presenting a 10-foot long sled, reaching 250 miles per hour in two seconds. >> we'll do this well and take the design, build two kilometers
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worth of it, and accelerate a vehicle ten times heavier, to a speed twice as high. >> end of the year, we'll do the kitty hawk moment and hit the full-scale loop. it'll handle a cargo of people. >> reporter: some speck keptics it impractical. elon musk isn't associated with any specific company, but he has a contest among college students to design and build a hyperloop pod. all players in a race to zoom us into the future of travel. if this test is successful, hyperloop one might be in the lead. >> we believe we're the one company that is actually pild g i -- building this, not just talking about it. we're showing it today with the live test of our propulsion system. >> in a few hours, hyperloop one
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promising to unveil the technology that'll make all of this work. there is a lot of excitement. still a lot of skepticism. one big question, what to do in an earthquake. matt and savannah, back to you. >> we have so many questions, gadi, but it's exciting to see. thank you. let us head back to al in san francisco for a check of the weather before his big tour of the national parks. al? >> that's right, guys. we've got a lot of severe weather going on. stretching from the plains all the way into the mississippi river valley. look on the radar. you can see our nbc affiliate is reporting a lot of flooding going on in that area right now. we have a risk of severe weather today, stretching from san angelo all the way to des moines. 23 million people at risk. large hail, isolated tornadoes are possible. this system will be pushing through, bringing heavy rain from chicago all the way down into texas. as it pushes through, it will leave a lot of rain behind it. damaging winds and the possibility of those isolated tornadoes, as well. not as strong as yesterday, but
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still, there is the threat there. we're going to get t this is my sister, gracie. she's a planner. this is my sister, annie. she goes with the flow. gracie's always trying to get me to eat green things. annie's always trying to get me to try new things. we've both been on weight watchers... and now they've totally changed it up. i like that this new plan encourages me to eat healthier. i like that it lets me eat my favorite foods. smartpoints has really helped me. i'm now down 37 pounds. it's helped me too! i'm down 40 pounds. just sayin'. all new smartpoints. join for free by may 16th and get one month free. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and a chance of a few more showers. high temperatures in the 70s for philadelphia, the suburbs, looking for sunshine, you're more likely to find it in easton and bethlehem and the lehigh valley, 74 degrees this afternoon. to the south, new jersey, well, we'll see some sunshine break through trenton but mainly cloudy with a chance of showers for glassboro, the jersey shore,
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cooler in the 60s, low 70s with wilmington and dover, seeing a chance of some showers. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, we'll have our tour of one of the most popular national parks in the system, guys. alcatraz. >> al, did you get the sand out of your shorts yet, so to speak? >> just about. actually, i still have some sand in this jacket pocket. >> there you go. you're not supposed to take that out of the national park. >> oh, no! i'm going to alcatraz! it's a federal offense. >> buddy, we'll catch up with you in a second. coming up, the controversy over one town's plan to build the most expensive football stadium in the country. nearly $63 million. >> wow. and as seen on tv, do the conducts really work like they do in the commercials? what happened when jeff rossen and team tested out a few of the products. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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delaware. vai? >> thank you, bill. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic update for us. 422, jessica? >> 422, vai. we're seeing improvements from earlier this morning. we were having major delays, up to an hour headed eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway. right now around trooper road, you can see we're still dealing with those but it's down to 30 minutes. half the time. speeds still into the teens, though, because of an earlier accident. watch the disabled vehicle with the left lane blocked on the platt bridge coming off of 95. crews are working to restore electricity to more than a thousand people in burlington county. skyforce 10 flew over pemberton moments ago where a transformer blew early this morning cutting power to 2,600 jersey central power customers. so far, half of those customers have the lights back on. another update in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 pap -- app. see you at the top 6 the hour.
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we're back at 7:30. it's wednesday morning, the 11th of may. starting to look like may here in midtown manhattan. it'll get to the 70s today. no ponchos in our crowd. >> let's look at today's headlines. massachusetts police investigating a stabbing rampage near boston. the 28-year-old attacked two people at a home, killing an 80-year-old woman. he then crashed a stolen car into a mall, went inside and stabbed four more people, killing one of them. the suspect was later shot and killed by an off duty sheriff's deputy. bernie sanders notched another victory in the democratic presidential race, beating clinton by double digits
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in the west virginia primary. >> let me be as clear as i can be. we are in this campaign to win the democratic nomination. >> while sanders' win gives him fresh momentum, it doesn't dent clinton's large delegate lead by much. isis is claiming responsibility for a deadly car bombing this morning at a crowded market in baghdad. at least 45 people died in the attack. more than 60 others were wounded. we begin this half hour in texas, where controversy is brewing over the sky high costs of high school football stadiums. money some say would be better spent on education. nbc's janet shamlian has the story for us. good morning. >> the cost of the new high school stadiums here in texas are staggering. here in allen, the price tag was $60 million. just down the road, there is about to be a new record holder. it's in the next district. it will be the most expensive high school stadium in the country. this morning, not everyone is
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cheering. >> reporter: even at a state filled with football question gn -- fanatics, the cost of high school football stadiums are spiraling to astronomical heights. today, a new record holder. >> voters just said yes to spending $62.8 million on a 12,000-seat cathedral to high school football. >> are you okay with it? >> yeah, it's crazy, but it's texas. anything for texas football. >> i think it's ridiculous, to spend that kind of money on a high school football team. >> reporter: away from the gridiron most players play on. in texas, the state is full of football. >> let's play some football. >> reporter: this new stadium will fit in. four mile acewas away, this $60
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million stadium, with a jumbotron. not to be outdone, they're building a $62 million stadium outside of houston. now, mckinney is in the big leagues. >> may be nicer than the worst nfl stadium. not sure. >> reporter: school officials are unapologetic. they say no money was taken from education, and voters overwhelmingly approved the bonds to pay for it all. >> are you competing with the guys down the road? >> that's a good question. a lot of people have asked us, are you trying to keep up with the joneses? i think our approach is, we want to give the same opportunities to our students that our neighboring districts provide their students. >> reporter: now, it is an open field. but for football fans, in 16 months' time, a field of dreams. >> now to put this in perspective, these are very large high schools. in allen, 6,400 students in the high school. school officials say even with 18,000 seats here, on game day, it's often standing room only.
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matt and savannah, gak back to >> everything is bigger in texas. thank you. let's go back to al on san francisco bay for another check of the weather. al? >> guys, we're in the bay. there is alcatraz. one of the reasons why it was considered escape route, the current, the water 54 degrees, we're on the ferry that takes people out here. our captain is working hard. the current is dragging us out, and he has to bring us back. it is amazing. you understand why this prison was so feared. let's show you what's going on right now. we are fearing the cooler air coming back in. we finally have warmer temperatures in the mid-atlantic states, the northeast and new england. but that cool air is going to come back for the weekend. boston, above average. cleveland, memphis. den denver, nine degrees cooler. the cool air moves east. friday, it's in the great lakes. we stay a little warm in the southeast and the gulf coast. it starts to cool in the
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northeast. by saturday, even though new england, boston, you'll be above normal, norfolk, as we, thell good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and a chance of a few more showers. high temperatures in the 70s for philadelphia, the suburbs, looking for sunshine, you're more likely to find it in easton and bethlehem and the lehigh valley, 74 degrees this afternoon. to the south, new jersey, well, we'll see some sunshine break through trenton but mainly cloudy with a chance of showers for glassboro, the jersey shore, cooler in the 60s, low 70s with wilmington and dover, seeing a chance of some showers. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. guys, we're going to be, in the next half hour, inside alcatraz, where i talk to a former guard and a former inmate on our tour. >> pretty awesome, al. >> is it colder there this morning or in the desert yesterday morning? >> it's a little colder here.
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the wind is picking up. it's a little brisk, but still, it's just so cool to be here. >> yeah, nice and warm here in the studio. just wanted you to know that. >> he's good like that. >> what a pal. what a pal. >> al, see you in a bit. new rossen report testing out new products. >> coming up, we've all seen the commercials. products making big promises on tv. like the phone they say you can dunk underwater and it'll work. what about this pan? they say nothing sticks and you can't scratch it. then this device here, promising luscious curls in seconds. do they really work? do they really work? we're testing) verizon is the number one network in america. i know what you're thinking, they all claim stuff like that. yeah, but some of them stretch the truth a little bit. like this. faster, more reliable and better coverage than ever. and it shows the coverage there. uh, oh, hold on. oh! map is not a depiction of coverage! well, then what's the point?
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>> pour the champagne, and it still works. >> reporter: guaranteeing results in no time. >> every girl wants a perfect curl, and she can have it in 20 seconds. >> is it too good to be true? >> reporter: first up, the pan, commercials aired day and night. >> use metal and never make a scratch, ever. >> reporter: they say nothing stitches. >> parmesan right on the heat. >> reporter: will it hold up in our test? >> they show burning parmesan in the pan on the commercial. let's burn it up and see if it slides out. >> reporter: the cheese quickly melted on to the pan. >> hear that sizzle. >> it is supposed to slide off like the commercial. >> let's see if it works. i'm bad at this anyway. wow, it did it. look at that. put that on the plate. i'll wipe it off. now, we're going to test to see
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if it'll scratch. in the commercial, they show the mixer. let's try it. no scratches. it works. >> reporter: now, on to your smartphone. in these new extreme samsung commercials, the galaxy 7s edge claims to be water resistant. even if you pour champagne all over it. >> what? >> all right. let's get this party started. we have the champagne here. we went to the store and bought a brand-new samsung galaxy smartphone. my producer lindsey is on the phone. can you hear me? >> hey, jeff. what's up. >> i'm about to pour the champagne. this feels so wrong. >> reporter: once the bubbly is gone -- >> lindsey? >> i can still hear you. no way. >> the phone is drying itself. still looks perfect. >> about to put you in a fish tank. >> reporter: in the commercial, the phone works after taking a
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dip. so we went out and bought a fish tank. >> lindsey, still there? >> i'm still here. >> i'm sticking you underwater. here we go. >> i can't believe this phone is underwater right now. >> lindsey, still there? >> i can still hear you. >> it's working perfectly, and it's beaded up the water again. perfect. >> reporter: we can't forget about beauty products. check out this gadget. >> the revolutionary new styling tool that creates the perfect curl every time. >> reporter: promising luscious curls in seconds. >> never been so easy to create hair that looks so good. >> reporter: my producer catherine is going to take it for a spin. >> the instructions say to connect it to your home blow drier. >> damp hair. >> hair is damp. >> also says, 20 seconds, warm air, high speed. >> i'll put my hair in consider
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clo . >> reporter: her hair is spinning all over the place. >> now 20 seconds of cool air. >> 20 seconds. >> and stop. >> how is it looking? >> i don't want to say anything mean. here is a mirror. >> i'll take a look. well, this is my natural hair and this is the side the air curler worked on. they look similar to me. what do you think? >> there is a slight wave, but no ringlets like the commercial. >> more like a mess than anything else to me. >> reporter: the maker of aircurler telling nbc news, it takes time and practice to perfect your technique, to get excellent results. they stand by the product. in the end, two of the three products we tested worked as advertised. but sometimes, what you see on tv isn't always what you get. >> learned a new word, ringlets. probably in your vocabulary, not mine. the lesson, do your research before you buy. most of the products have reviews online. there are even videos of people trying them out. could save you time and money.
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you don't have to have me or catherine do it for you. >> ever try that thing? >> no, no. >> you? >> yeah, that's what happened. >> jeff, thank you. ahead, meredith vieira will share her exclusive interview with chimp attack survivor charla nash. plus, what sharon osbourne plus, what sharon osbourne is saying about the whole day to sell to the their old cart aside and buy a new one... oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. guess you'll just have to see a movie... ...then get some dinner. what a pity.
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today, have no idea what i'm going to be doing with the rest of my life. i don't know where i'm going. who i'm going with. and i just need time to think. i'm 63 years of age, and i can't keep living like this. >> sharon didn't give a specific reason for the split, but our crack investigative correspondent picked up on this. she's holding a glass of lemonade during the show, perhaps a reference to beyonce's lemonade, cheating. not so subtle, we think. kelly osborne is tweeting out, guess who is turning lemons into lemonade? ozzy and sharon have split. >> your crack investigators? >> we were working hard on this one all morning. >> very good, willie. coming up, welcome to the rock. rock. ayou totaled your brand new car.
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it is just before 8:00. might be a good idea to take your umbrella today just in case. let's get our forecast from nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> good plan in place. sunshine in the lehigh valley, mostly cloudy in delaware right now. there's a chance of showers as we go into midday, early in the afternoon. it will come with a warmup into the 60s. closer to 70 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia, 72 with mostly cloudy skies, a slight chance of a shower in philadelphia, better chance of some showers at the jersey shore where the temperatures will be in the low 60s. vai? >> thank you, bill. let's get a check with jessica boyington on the roads out there. south jersey, jess? >> we're looking in south jersey, vai. we're seeing small delays heading into philadelphia this morning on the 42 freeway. this is right around creek road over in runnemede. slowdowns northbound and
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eight-minute drive times, in theio low from 55 to the walt whitman breath. adding a few minutes to your morning drive. dennis township, a utility pole down on route 47 that's closed in both directions around beaver dam road. vai. philadelphians get another chance to weigh in on the city'ç proposed tax on soda and sugary drinks. the city council will hold a public hearing on next year's budget, including the mayor's plan to eight 3 cents per ounce on to sugary drinks. crews are transforming the divine lorraine hotel on north broad street after years of neglect. it will feature 101 apartments, 24 hotel rooms and a restaurant when it opens in november. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. back to the "today" show. i'm vai sikahema. have a great day.
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it's 8:00 on "today". and coming up, staying strong. >> did you believe back then that you would ever reach this point? >> i never thought i'd be like this. >> meredith vieira sits down with chimp attack survivor charla nash, amid her setback following face transplant surgery. plus, al's adventure. a week-long celebration of national parks heads to san francisco, as al visits alcatraz. >> is this the infamous broadway? >> it is. >> then sleeps among the sequoias for a father-daughter camp out. >> sequoia, bear. >> quite the camping experience.
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kate the great. >> excuse me for arriving this way. what a delightful family. >> kate beckinsale stops by to talk about life, love and friendship. today, wednesday, may 11th, 2016. ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time, i want it all ♪ i want it right now >> all the way here! >> we love alabama. we love the "today" show. >> happy birthday, mom. >> good morning to nebraska. >> we're here celebrating in the big apple. we're back at 8:00 on this wednesday morning. it's the 11th day of may, 2016. stop and take a gamble at the nice people out on the plaza this morning.
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we thank them for coming down. we don't have to thank them because the weather is beautiful. great day. >> it is. >> coming up, by the way, al is on the road again. he left me in new mexico yesterday and headed off to san francisco. more on the national parks. al? >> that's right. we're celebrating 100 years of the national park service. one of the most popular right behind me is alcatraz. 1.4 million people come here every year. we're going to take you on a behind the scenes tour in just a little bit. guys? >> looking forward to that, al. thank you. let's head inside to tamron for a check of the top stories, in for natalie. >> investigators are trying to figure out why a man went on a stabbing spree that ended in chaos in a massachusetts mall. the 28-year-old, arthur darosa, began his rampage by crashing a car and then forcing his way into a house, stabbing two people, killing an elderly woman. next, he drove to a mall, crashed into a store and stabbed
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several more people, one fatally. he was shot and killed by an off duty deputy. a cousin said darosa had been feeling suicidal and had sought medical treatment. a week after suspending his campaign for president, ted cruz returned to his job in the senate but appeared to keep his options open on tuesday, saying he'd assess the situation if circumstances changed. cruz also withheld an endorsement of donald trump as the republican nominee. trump meanwhile is preparing to meet with house speaker paul ryan, also refusing to endorse him at this time. earlier on "today", former trump rival senator marco rubio said he had differences with trump but he stands by his pledge to support the party's choice. >> what i don't intend to do is spend the next six months, by the way, taking shots at donald. whether we like it or not, he earned his opportunity to make his case to the american people. they said it at the box, and i'll respect it.
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>> he's more afraid of clinton being in control. surveillance video shows a worker fall more than three stories in philadelphia. we want to warn you, some viewers certainly may find this very disturbing. the video is at the top of your screen. out of nowhere, this man falls violently to the ground. the engineer was inspecting lighting when the glass floor gave way, sending him plunging 38 feet to the ground. this was back in 2012. the man was just awarded $7.2 million, the settlement he received. he suffered multiple fractures and spent more than a month and a half in the hospital. unbelievable. >> tough. i almost said, let me show it again. it's interesting, there is a guy in it who runs away. i hope he eventually came back. >> it appears he didn't know if it was glass, the whole ceiling was coming down. nevertheless, incredible, this
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man survived this. yeah, i think the guy there was running. looked like a different person came back. you'd hear the glass first and not think -- >> think the roof is coming down. >> exactly. up next, why a british barn ne -- baroness is calling this her most embarrassing picture. why justin bieber says he will no longer take pictures with fans. chimp attack survivor charla nash speaks out to meredith vieira about her recent setback with her face tran
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trending time. >> how many friends do you have? >> real friends? >> real friends. >> like i don't know, maybe ten. >> really? >> thousands. no. >> those are twitter followers. >> right. i don't know. i feel like i have a lot of friends. >> here's something that might get a little attention. the people you think are your friends probably aren't. >> oh. >> it's a suggestion from a fascinating new study from mit in tel aviv university. half of the people we consider friends don't think the feeling
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is mutual. >> wow. >> 50% of those people you call a friend might not say the same thing about you. researchers say the findings suggest people are bad at judging how others feel about them. >> i think i met strong friends each point of my life. best friend since age 4. i have a great friend in middle school, high school, college. then other points in your life, right? >> the question is -- yes. but the question, do you think there are people out there saying, yeah, willie, we're friends? >> yeah. >> you'd go, what? >> i need to send a blast e-mail to my friends this morning, are we really friends? >> define friends. if you socialize at all, i would consider that a friend. >> sure. >> no, that's not what i said. >> no? >> friends are real people like you call in a time of need. >> you can cry on the phone with. >> what's your number? >> five. something like that. >> wait a minute, i consider us -- >> you're on the cusp. i know i'm not top five.
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it's better we drop this. a british baroness was in vietnam addressing entrepreneurs. in the crowd, she spotted a 6-year-old boy. she picked him up for a hug, which is super sweet. problem is, this is not a 6-year-old boy. this is a 22-year-old man. luckily, both sides are being really good sport about the situation. on twitter, the baroness made fun of herself, saying this was her most embarrassing moment. the man posted his id to verify his age. >> they're both officially friends now. justin bieber and what he won't do for his fans now. ellen's war with matt. justin bieber is refusing to take any more photos with fans. in an instagram post, justin wrote, know i'm not going to
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take a picture. i'm done taking pictures. people won't even say hi to me or recognize me as a human. i feel like a zoo animal, and i want to be able to keep my sanity. justin went on to say, i realize people will be disappointed, but i don't owe anybody a picture. echoing similar comments made recently by amy schumer. a league of their own. the movie that gave us the famous line, there is no crying in baseball. geena davis reunited with several cast members. the ladies played a game of softball in arkansas. this is for geena's film festival, showcasing women voices in media. matt responded to ellen's met gala stunt, vowing revenge. ellen does not stop at matt this time. >> i'm sorry, matt. you're right, i should not have done that.
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but i don't think that was the full clip. did we show the full clip? there's more. let's see the rest. >> i have a long flight home to think about something. >> oh! come on. >> please, ellen. please stop. >> oh, boy. >> we have some serious work to do. >> we really do. >> we do. >> wow. >> al, wow. it's all we can say. >> wow. >> you can confirm you're working on something? >> i'm collateral damage. >> we're all collateral damage. >> that clip also proves it was cold in the desert yesterday morning. nevermind. >> we got it. clip it. >> willie, always good to have you here. thank you. >> glad i could help out. we move on to more of our special series, celebrating 100 years of the national park series. al is there in san francisco bay, where he visited one of america's most popular national
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parks, alcatraz island. hey, al. >> hey, guys. how you doing? right there, you can see the city of san francisco. a mile and a half away is alcatraz. this prison was feared not just in this country but all around the world. people said if you broke the rules, you go to prison. if you break the rules in prison, you end up in alcatraz. >> reporter: it's a place as mysterious today as it was 50 years ago. alcatraz, a federal prison from 194 to 1934 to 1963. locking away some of the country's most notorious criminals. james whitey bulger spent three years here when he was 30. the same time as the infamous bird man of alcatraz. >> alcatraz, still escape routes. >> reporter: promising to be not
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escapable. >> people at alcatraz got in trouble at other prisons. >> what was it about this place that made it so escape proof? >> well, for one thing, you have water, cold water, surrounding this island. >> strong current. >> strong current, that's right. and you had one guard to every three cell in the island. >> reporter: most inmates lived on what they called broadway. >> is this the infamous broadway. >> if you were a prisoner on the island, this is where your first home would be, one of these cells. >> reporter: haunting images often seen in movies even today. hollywood helping build the mystique about alcatraz. >> welcome to alcatraz. >> reporter: escape from alcatraz was based on the real-life escape of three inmates in 1962. >> they got through the utility corridor right there. >> how did they cut through? >> well, we believe they used spoons.
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they got them from the mess a hall. they also used a drill. >> bodies never found. >> reporter: was it the perfect escape? bill baker served time here in his 20s for cashing fraudulent checks. today, he's an author and celebrity on the rock. >> do you think they made it to the mainland? >> i think they do. i think they did rsh . >> reporter: potentially escaping the prison and the hardened inmates. >> many came from breaking rules in other prisons. we'd already been in the hole a dozen times, broke a lot of rules. we were hard-headed convicts before we got here. >> reporter: baker served time at the rock with another legend of alcatraz. robert stroud, the bird man, kept in solitary. >> i got to know him very well. he was a sociopath, i would say. >> reporter: george spent nearly a decade as a guard at the rock, watching over the bird man. >> i would put a little table,
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about two or three feet high, and a checker board on top. a chair in front of it. robert and i used to play checkers, two hours at the most. i'm not proud to admit it, but i did do that. >> reporter: the ranger took me to where the bird man spent a lot of time. >> this is the hole where you were locked in that cell. one of the cells here. up to 19 days. not a place you want to be. >> reporter: as brutal as alcatraz was known to be, some inmates actually requested it. why? you got your own cell. whitey bulger reportedly was a fan. he may have come back as a tourist while on the run from the fbi. this photo surfacing of him and his girlfriend, believed to be from the 1990s. >> there was a rumor in the '90s, he came back for a visit as a tourist. do you think he would have done something like that? >> absolutely. >> really?
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>> oh, yeah. >> reporter: if bulger did come back, it was easy to slip in. the opening in 1973, alcatraz has become one of the most popular national parks with more than a million visitors each year. sure, they come to hear about the legends of the rock, but also the incredible history, as well. it was occupied by native american protesters in the 1970s before becoming a national park. now, it's a bird sanctuary, too. home to more than 10,000 sea birds. the bird man of alcatraz himself just may have approved. >> we were really thrilled to get a little behind the scenes here at alcatraz. in fact, so much so, i almost ended up spending the night. they took my mug shot and were prepared to book me. that's not a good look. by the way, guys, there is a little "today" show connection to alcatraz. you see the building there,
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right by the light house? that's the warden's quarters. back in the '50s, the warden was interviewed live on the "today" show at that building. >> wow. >> it's kind of a neat little bit of history with the "today" show and alcatraz. >> very, very cool. al, while you're there, can we ask you to do double duty? how about a check of the weather? >> absolutely. i had to be here anyway. let's show you what we have going on. again, we're talking about some heavy rain, thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes possible, stretching from the plains all the way back into the mississippi river valley. we do have a risk of severe storms, including an enhanced risk from abilene to fort smith. 23 million people at risk for strong storms. we've got a lot of dense fog in the mississippi river valley. chicago right now, ground stop o'hareat. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and a chance of a
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few more showers. high temperatures in the 70s for philadelphia. looking for sunshine, you're more likely to find it in b bethlehem and lehigh valley, 75 degrees. we'll see some sun breaking through in trenton. chance of showers for glassboro, jersey shore. low 70s for wilmington and adover. seeing a chance of showers. have a great day. in the next half hour, we continue our celebration of the national parks. leila, my 17-year-old and i, did a little camping trip to sequoia, not far from here. we'll show you that coming up. >> looking forward to that. thank you very much. in our next half hour, we're going to have much more of al and a look at who is here. meredith s meredith vieira. she spent time over the years with chimp attack survivor charla nash. you saw her recently. >> i love her. she's probably the most
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inspirational person i've ever met. after that harrowing attack seven years ago, she had numerous surgeries and a ground-breaking face transplant. recently, charla was back in the hospital when her body began to reject the transplant. >> i'm so excited to see you again. >> thank you. me, too. >> reporter: to see her progress close up is truly remarkable. >> i can't tell you sitting across from you how dramatic the difference is. >> i've come a long way. >> reporter: she sure has. if you know charla nash, you'd expect nothing less, despite a recent setback. >> doctors discovered your body seemed to be rejecting the face transplant. can you tell us what happened? >> well, this one biopsy said a slight rejection. >> reporter: it came after a participation in a military-funded study. >> the purpose was to wean you off medication because of the side effects. your dad was in the air force. why was it important for you to be a part of the study? >> well, it would help all the
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servicemen and women. but the study is not a failure. it's a success. we've learned so much from all my testing. >> reporter: charla's face will be fine, relying on the treatment of medication she took before. it's been a long road for charla nash since the attack seven years ago. >> he's killing my friend. >> who is killing your friend? >> the chimpanzee. >> reporter: her nose, mouth, eyelids were ripped off by the chimpanz chimpanzee. it left charla nash permanently blind. we first met a month after the attacks. her face was destroyed but not her resilience. >> i just want to get better. >> reporter: following countless medical procedures, doctors performed the country's first ever double hand and face transplant. the hands failed to thrive, but her face was a success.
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>> can you touch your face with your thumb? do you ever do that, just to feel the -- >> i'm touching it. i can't really feel it, but i know i'm touching my skin. >> reporter: today, the results are profound. >> did you believe back then that you would ever reach this point? >> i never thought i'd be like this. >> reporter: fiercely independent, charla now lives on her own. >> i go this way. >> i know you have somebody who comes in monday through friday to help out, an aide. saturday and sunday, you're on your own. why was that important, in terms of your recovery? >> i've always been independent. as far as the help, i have just what i need. >> reporter: she even gets out and about, using a transport service for the disabled. >> what does that mean to you? because you could have just decided, i'm going to stay in my house and wait for the aide to come every day. i don't want to go out. >> you feel like you're almost
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normal. you feel like you're a person again. >> reporter: a person who loves a bargain. charla took me to one of her favorite shopping destinations. they all know her and love her, too. >> want to start at jewelry? >> yes. >> come over here. >> reporter: so she can't see, but charla's sense of style is as strong as ever. so is her generosity. >> i bought this for you. >> you bought this for me? >> you're a star. >> charla, you're a star. >> thank you. >> reporter: charla struggles with expenses. >> i wish i had more care, but i'm thankful for what i do have. >> you're stubborn, you're independent, you're strong-minded, and you got a great sense of humor. am i right on all of those? >> yeah. and i'm ready, i want to ride horses again. >> do you think you will? >> i will.
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>> reporter: despite unimaginable challenges, charla's spirit is unbreakable. she finds joy at every turn. >> what's your favorite time of day? >> the morning, i think. >> why is that? >> i hear the birds singing. i can feel the sun. i think, another good day. let's get started. >> charla is learning to use a new robotic arm which will help herrma manage every day tasks. she's considering moving back to her beloved daughter, who just got her masters degree. i know charla is watching. thank you for my star. i told you i'd wear it, and i did. >> i've known you a long time. >> yes. >> i've never seen you react to someone the way you have reacted to charla. >> well, look what happened to her. and the courage she's displayed over these seven years and the determination to just stick with it. every day is a new day for her.
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i don't know. i've never met somebody like that. it's impressive. she has a great sense of humor. when >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. good morning. just 8:30 today is taylor made for the forecast. we'll get to "first alert" meteorologist bill henley. >> we've seen sunshine. temperatures warping up. a few scattered clouds and sunshine warming temperatures in the 50s by 11:00. but there are clouds moving in. a slight of an afternoon shower in the lehigh valley. for most of the area, a pretty good warmup in spite of the clouds with a chance of showers at new jersey at the shore, delaware could see scattered showers. philadelphia, warmup to 72 degrees, mostly cloudy skies,
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vai. >> thank you, bill. i see flashing police lights on the roads. jessica. >> headed southbound, on the blue route, two left lanes are blocked even though it's difficult to see on the camera, it is a slow go. southbound drive times, to the vine street expressway. around this point. about 25 minutes right now. average speed into the 30s, vai. >> thank you, jessica. democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton will campaign at camden county college in blackwood. her appearance comes less than a month from the june 7th primary. today, you can see the coast guard cutter "hamilton." the ghost card's newest ship is docked there until friday.
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♪ we don't wanna go home 8:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 11th of may, 2016. just doing a little meet and greet here on the plaza. say hello to the folks standing by. university of arizona sweatshirt. nice to have you along. >> coming up, we're going to talk love and friendship with kate beckinsale. you love jane sus taustin. >> brand-new movie, all about the jane austin experience for
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you. i think this was a story written early in her career. she's going to tell us all about it. >> not as well-known as some of the others, like "pride and prejudice." plus, jill martin has new steals and deals, all about accessories. that'll be ahead. let's first go out to al in san francisco for a check of the weather. >> guys, thanks so much. let's look at today. we do have a risk of strong storms stretching from texas into the mississippi river valley, with an enhanced risk in a closer area. 23 million people at risk for that. beautiful weather along the west coast. we expect sunshine, warmer conditions through the southeast, as well. tomorrow, that sunshine continues through the southeast, gulf coast. we are looking though at storms continuing from texas on and moving east into the ohio river valley, as well. the sunshine continues along the west coast, as well there. th's what's going on aroatun good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley.
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lots of clouds and a chance of a few more showers. high temperatures in 70s for philadelphia. the suburbs looking for sunshine you're more likely to find it in eastham and bethlehem and the lehigh valley. 74 degrees for the afternoon. to the south, new jersey we'll see some sunshine. mainly cloudy with a chance of showers. for glassboro, the jersey shore cooler in the 60s. low 70s with will manipulatington and dover seeing a chance of showers. have a great day. get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on cable. online. matt? >> al, thank you very much. kate beckinsale stars in the new movie "love and friendshi friendship,," based on a short story by jane austin. she plays the lady susan vernon, who earned a scandalous reputation in proper 18th century society. after attracting the attention of a married man. >> lady susan vernon. >> how dare you address me, sir.
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>> lady susan. >> be gone, sir. i'll have you whipped. outray jo outrageo outrageous. >> do you know him? >> i've met him. i'd never speak to a stranger like this. >> seems harsh. this was a short story early in jane austin's career. >> yeah, it wasn't until 40 or 50 years later that her nephew published it. >> we use the word proper when we think of jane austin, but the director of this movie went out of his way to say, you know what, this is a movie and story that emphasizes the humor of jane austin. >> right. i think that's what has been surprising to people. i think we have an expectation of what a jane austin period movie is like. it's been fun, being in screenings and seeing people belly laughing, and laughing all the way through. it's great. >> is it also fun to play a character described this way, in
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various publications? irresistibly devious. diabolically self-interested. uncharacteristically viperous. >> she is a nightmare. >> i'd go on vacation with her. >> you like her? >> i do like her, yeah. i wouldn't want her to be a member of my family, but it was fun playing her for a couple months. >> it brings together a team that worked very successfully on the movie, "the last days of disco," which was 1998? >> long ago. >> the director in that. was it fun to recreate it? did you get lightning in a bottle again? >> when we did the first movie, it was pre-cell phones and internet. there was this period of time we would see each other at events, stay in touch. but everybody had so much life
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and stuff happen to them. it was a very similar vibe. everybody is a little bit of an odd ball, and it works. >> i'm glad you said that. when you look back at the first movie versus now, how have you changed as an actress and a person? >> as a person, i'm levery. >> anything but. >> as an actress, i don't know. you have an overconfidence when you're really young. i think as you get better at what you're doing, it seems weird, you get slightly less pleased with yourself. you know what i mean? >> we notice our flaws more. >> you see how much you have to go with anything. >> you have a daughter, 17, and she wants to be an actress, or is an actress. >> yeah. >> do you offer advice? do you say, sweetheart, i'll tell you about the ups and the downs and the pitfalls of the business? >> i had a good parenting moment when she asked if she could have
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a nose ring. i said, no, if you're going to be in a jane austin movie, you don't want hole in your nose. >> very good. "love and friendship" opens in theaters on friday. coming up, al and his daughter leila check out the epic landscape at sequoia national park. first on a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: 100 years of national parks today is sponsored by camping world. get one-stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv super center. 8:38. we're all marveling at the fact that kate beckinsale has a 17-year-old daughter. >> so beautiful. >> unbelievable. anyway, 27 national parks in the state of california. some, like alcatraz and death valley, are on the must-see list. >> there are also some lesser
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known gems, like sequoia national park. it is considered a well-kept secret. they call it the hidden park. al was lucky enough to find some good company, too. hey, al. >> that's right. in fact, what's so amazing is just really a three plus hour drive north of here is sequoia national park. located in the southern sierra nevada. it's a gem not a lot of people go to, but all need to make the trip. i took my 17-year-old daughter leila with me to check it out. it was so awe-inspiring, it knocked her socks off. >> map at the ready? >> yeah. >> here we go. look at that engine purr, bade addy. >> let's drive nice and slow. >> i'm stunned that when i asked leila if she wanted to come on the trip, she said yes. >> i'm still surprised i'm here. i'm a city kid, so camping, i'm
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not good at that. there is a stop sign, so you should stop. >> i will. >> reporter: leila heads to college in a year, so i'm thankful she's riding shotgun as we attempt our first ever camping trip. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: even if she is a little squeamish. >> we're about 7,000 feet. >> that's so high. >> there's no guardrails. >> dad, dad, why would you mention that? >> it's interesting. i don't know. >> there are animals and trees everywhere. i really don't like birds because i'm afraid one will poop on my head. >> one hasn't pooped on your head. >> yeah, twice. >> that's right. >> general sherman tree, is that where we're going? >> yup. this is pretty cool. one of these sequoisequoia's fed they put a walkway through it. >> reporter: this giant forest has the largest concentration of sequoia trees in the world, and the granddaddy of them all, general sherman. his trunk alone weighs 1,400
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tons, equal to 25 army tanks. >> each year, general sherman grows enough wood around the trunk that would equal a large tree. >> it's still growing? >> it's still growing. >> reporter: yup, still growing at 2,000 years old. >> we are looking at the largest tree on earth. >> wow. >> yeah. >> reporter: struck by their greatness, everyone seems to whisper down below until -- >> oh, my gosh, it's a bird. a big one. >> it's a raven. it's not like you're going to be able to avoid them. >> we're good. oh, my gosh. >> you do know we're in the forest. >> oh, my gosh. it's right there. it's right over your head. save yourself. >> reporter: perhaps less intimidating for leila, the park also home to american black bears. just waking up from their winter naps. >> oh, my gosh. is that it? i see it. i see it. wow. >> i can see her face. a giant sequoia, a bear, a
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thunderstorm and sleet. >> quite the camping experience. >> it is. >> so you're right -- >> wait, say that again. >> like, you're correct. >> say that again. >> no. >> you're right. say that again. >> no, what i meant was like, bear left. bear right, your right. i don't think i ever have really roughed it before. >> we camped out once in our backyard. >> yeah. >> we didn't last the night. >> no. >> both doors facing desired direction. >> what does that mean? >> this is the top. >> do you blow it up? >> no, it doesn't inflate. >> that's not the -- that's not correct. >> yeah. >> do you have a hammer? >> no. >> where do these go? they look like numchucks. >> how is this going so far? >> terribly. >> wait right there. >> okay. >> look what i found. check it out.
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>> wow. >> ding, magic. let's go catch some fish. >> thanks. fishing in the sleet. >> plan b is going to be tube steaks and burgers. >> who calls hot dogs tube steaks? have you started a fire? never, never started a fire, and had no desire to. >> no, i don't either. >> had no reason to. you get your newspaper -- >> don't do all of it. i don't think that is correct. >> you light here. >> no. that's not how you do it. >> that was drilled into us, don't start fires. you see smoky the bear. he's looking at you, pointing at you. don't do it. that is a fire. what do you say? our next vacation, you, me, your brother and your sister and mom, go camping.
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>> for now, i shouldn't push it, but it's not a no. >> i'll take that as a maybe. >> so i've got to tell ya, it is one of the most awe-inspiring sights. you cannot even -- as great as the video was, and our camera guy did a great job, it doesn't do it justice on tv. guys, you have to see it in person. >> the most amazing part to me, al, was leila is going to college next year. oh, my goodness. >> i know. i know. it really is amazing. what's also amazing is i was actually able to get out of alcatraz using this. i'm now going to complete my escape. captain aaron, hit it, baby! let's blow this joint. all right, guys. i'm making my way back to solid land. so long, rock. roker on the rock, out! >> macgyver, see you later. >> well done. >> mcguire.
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>> tomorrow is dylan and sheinelle's turn. from hiking to lobster fishing, no shortage of adventure in maine's acadia national park. >> find out more ways to celebrate the national park service centennial and find your park at ahead, jill martin's steals and deals on accessories that can make any outfit. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:47. we've got an all new steals and deals when it comes to fashion. sometimes the smallest additions make the biggest statements. we're all about the accessories. jill martin is here to reveal the big bargains. >> morning. >> get your engines ready. get out the steals and deals page. >> we're doing secret steals and deals. you will be the vanna, spinning.
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first one, leigh and luca scarf. eight designs and is super soft. it comes with instructions for different ways to tie it. cool, as well. >> yup. >> even a house warming gift over the summer. fans are naomi watts and madonna. it's 80% off. >> very nice. >> a bag in terms of storing it, too. >> next up? >> cri de coeur handbag. tried my best. it has a detachable strap. wear as handbag or crossbody bad. the deal, $48, 73% off. there's a lot of organization inside. >> i look for the pockets. >> great colors. >> very cute. you are wearing the next deal. >> i have an s for you. it's cute to do a v and put the
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birthstone of your child in it. >> yeah. >> you can mix and match the birthstone and initial. $86. fans include selena gomez, rihanna and j.lo. the deal is $25. 71% off. >> you can pick the letter and your stone? >> right. >> it's your birthstone. >> yeah. >> great. >> very pretty, personalized gift. >> we love to layer the necklaces. what is this? >> this is for people who cannot find their keys. >> i need this. >> and if you really want to make a statement when you go into your home. i think this is a fun gift for someone. >> totally. >> again, if you keep everything in the kitchen sink in your bag and have problems getting into your purse. >> that's me. >> jessica elliot keychains, retain, $54. oversized is one of the talking points, very clear. they have sayings on it. key to happiness. key to success.
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kate hudson and jessica alba are fans. >> i'm stealing that deal right now. >> b-low the belt clutch. these are all about hashtags. are you against hashtag selfies? >> i'm over it. >> #love. #omg. #happy. this can express your personality. retail, $120. the deal, $29, 70% off. >> leather? >> yeah. >> great. let's run through them. the scarf from leigh and luca. handbag from cri de coeur. necklaces from nissa. keychain from jessica el lot and b-low the belt for the handbag. if you have questions, head to have an hour a day, a
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weekend to spare? kevin o'connor's weekend project fits any schedule. first,
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>> announcer: design your life on "today" is sponsored by ford. we go further so you can. all right. we're back with more of our special series, design your life, where we're exploring diy projects so easy, you'll actually try them. kevin o'connor, host of the
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emmy-winning "this old house." he's here with ideas that will take an hour, a day and a weekend. good to see you. >> good to see you again. >> why do i get the feeling the one that's supposed to take an hour will still take me a weekend? >> we tested this. you'll be able to do it in an hour. >> first thing, we're fixing the annoying, squeeaky floor. >> if the plywood isn't properly connected to the joist, the separation moves when you step on it and causes a squeak. >> what is the fix? >> skew it back in. you have carpet down. now we've got this contraction. $20 at the home center. comes with a screw that'll automatically snap off. put the screw here. set this above the joist, which we've identified. keep screwing. can't go too far. >> it stops itself. >> that's a problem. you can trip on that. here, you have a little
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attachment. you can actually go into the screw, wiggle it back and forth, left and right, and it'll snap off. >> now that's not good. >> that should have gone down, matt. you have to put a little muscle with it. >> it'll go below the sub floor. >> $20 stops the squeaking. >> you got it. >> that's an hour? >> that's an hour. >> now, if we have a day? >> this is a day. so this is a bookcase right here. this is kind of cool. we're using steel pipe as sort of an industrial look. for $100 of wood, you don't have to do fancy joints. you can build this -- >> it'll take me longer than a day. >> -- with these parts here. take the butcher block, and you need a circular saw and drill. put the holes in the four corners. you'll actually put this on to the threaded pipe. it'll slide through. put a couple of those on and screw them on. these couplings won't only join
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pieces of pipe to raise this up, but it's going to hold this shelf in place. now, you can put the second shelf on that. it'll go right on top. the next -- >> repeat the process? you can do this -- how many shelves? >> four, five or six. not too high. $30 of wood and $30 of pipe. >> now, we're building a raised garden box. what wood are you using? >> not pressure twepressure twr. 2 by 10. we screwed it together. these are small. starters, you can do it, no problem. >> you didn't do fancy joints, you went end to end. >> screwed them to the ends like this. perfectly fine. you can control your soil. you can put in great pots soil. make them as long as you want. i wouldn't make them too wide because you have to weed them. >> this will hold up year after year with the moisture?
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>> this is going to be great outside. it will not last forever, it is wood, but it'll last a long time. >> how much will that cost us as a diy project? >> about $100, most, for all of the wood and the plants. specifically, whatever you want. you can put in vegetables, your flowers. >> how do you attach the trellis? >> goes in the back. great for climbers. we have tomatoes. any vine you want. >> done in a weekend? >> great stuff. >> kevin, good to see you. >> my measuz >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. just before 9:00 o'clock, good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get the forecast from nbc10's "first alert" bill henley. >> sunshine allentown the farther north the more sunshine. philadelphia, across delaware, south jersey, those clouds will give us a chance of a shower
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during the day today. but temperatures they're climbing. 58 degrees in philadelphia. also 58 degrees in the lehigh valley where it was quite chilly this morning. in the low 40s. this afternoon, we're headed for the low 70s. keep an eye on the sky. there's a possibility for scattered showers. >> let's check traffic. >> tracy. we are seeing delays, some of them on 95. approaching the blue route here. approaching an accident that is now in the left-hand lane only so we can still see southbound delays. 24 minutes there from the vine street expressway. and we're watching a disabled truck over in the right-hand lane of the northbound side. this morning, 1200 residents are under a boil water advisory in chester county. police in montgomery county looking for this man.
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they believe he's responsible for at least three home burglaries. surveillance injuries shows him using first an ornament and then a shovel to get in a home. and today, loraine street holding an open house. it will feature hotels, apartments and a restaurant opening up in november. you can stay updated on goat with news and weather with the nbc news app. "today" show continues.
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this morning on "today's take," meghan trainor says no after a photoshop faux pas. we have her rereleased music video. would you ride this? the doctor is in, or is he? grey's anatomy star jason george. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today"'s take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it is a beautiful wednesday morning in new york city. may 11th, 2016. i'm willie alongside tamron. as you can see, beautiful in pink today. >> thank you. >> natalie is off. al is at alcatraz in san
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francisco for crimes he says he didn't commit. we'll ask him about that. he's there as part of our national park series. talk to me about the jam. go ahead. >> okay. "w wham, "everything she wants" is my jam of the day. i was reflecting on my life. at a particular point in my life, i was living at home -- whether it was high school -- ready to break thrfree. my dad, you know, very, very, you know, you're going to go to college but right now, we own you. >> did you have the wham t-shirt with the exclamation point? >> yeah. remember george michael's hair? man, he was so hot. still is. amazing. i was in the lounge chilling with friends and the song came on, and i love this song. >> then he went solo and had the early '90s run, with "freedom
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d." >> this is when your social life was based on mtv. >> all the models in videos and stuff. remember? >> "freedom," mm-hmm. >> yeah. >> when i saw willie for the first time this morning, i said, willie is slowly morphing into leo dicaprio. >> far from the truth but -- >> look at your hair. >> same hair since '86. >> i knew you when it was lasagna. he has wavy, finger waves in his hair. the suit, the look. >> tamron, i wear a suit to work every day. >> i feel like willie is morphing into leo. >> what do you want from me? feels like you're setting me up to ask me for something. >> i don't want anything. i think we saw leo dicaprio -- name drop -- at the global citizens festival. >> that's right. >> huge summer festival to raise
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money for awareness and child poverty. big event. the only person we wanted to see, let's be honest, was leo, and now you're leo. i sit next to leo. >> thanks but i still want to know what you want out of me. we're also caught up in the moment of future and travel. we talked about this earlier. it's an airtight tube that would travel 750 miles per hour. this is basically the future of transportation. a few companies are trying to launch the first ever -- they call it the super fast tube. is that the official name? >> hyperloop. >> i was going to say, tony stark from "iron man" would call it something cooler. planning to unveil and test the first version of this in a nevada desert. they created a ten-foot long sled, they say, will reach 350 miles per hour in two seconds. it would travel from l.a. to san fran in 30 minutes.
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that would usually take you six to seven hours. twice as fast as a bullet train. to put it in context, boeing 747, top speed, 600 miles per hour. the concord, remember that, it traveled at more than 1,300 miles per hour. do you want to go that fast? >> yes, i do. >> i do not. >> elon musk was working on this. >> this is not his though. >> oh, it's not? it's like it. >> this is a competitor. >> the way it was explained to me, this is the same, is you know the bank tubes? they get sucked up in the drive through? it's like that. >> but it's your body. >> you won't notice. you're reading the paper at 750 miles per hour. do you feel it in a plane? >> good point. i don't feel it. >> you're not in the air. you're cruising on the track.
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>> oh, man. >> you could leave new york and have lunch in l.a. you know what i'm saying? >> that would be amazing. >> leave there in the morning and get there for lunch. >> we talk about infrastructure, and we live in new york. i grew up in texas. you get a car when you're born because we don't have mass transportation of a real kind there. we do need to focus more on this. not just in the northeast corridor. we take the train a lot to d.c. take the fast track, it's 2 hours and 20 minutes. the high speed travel is almost exclusive to the northeast. i'd love to have it in texas. dallas-ft. worth to san antonio in 30 minutes. >> even by international standards, the high speed in the northeast is not high speed. the ones in japan, for instance, go twice as fast. this could take us to the next level. >> al's father used to drive a bus in new york city. that's my transition to al. he has ties to transportation and all things wonderful when it comes to our national parks. you're hanging out.
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like that transition? score it. >> i did. it was amazing. really, from a hyperloop to my dad driving a bus. >> he did, didn't he? >> he did. he drove the b-35 on flatbush avenue. >> thank you. >> it was kind of cool. in fact, right now, i am on the alcatraz flier, which is one of the ferries that shuttles between san francisco, about a mile and a half that way, and alcatraz prison, which is one of the most popular national parks in the system. 1.5 million people come here every year. it's really cool. i got a tour yesterday. you've got to come out and see it. have you been to alcatraz? >> not since i broke out. oh, i'm sorry i said that out loud. we're on tv. hey. >> yeah, i mean, it really is amazing. there's so much history here.
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i actually got a little behind the scenes. they took a mug shot. i kind of got into the feeling of it. >> what crime did you commit? what did you do? >> well, i was passing bad checks. that's what it was. actually interviewed a guy who was in prison for passing bad checks. he was -- how old was bill, kate? 83, he was 83. he was 83. he just went straight five years ago. he finally decided -- >> you ran into him on this trip? >> no, we actually did an interview. we set it up. we did an interview, and we talked to him. he was quite the character. he met and actually talked with the birdman from alcatraz. i mean, he was quite -- it was quite fascinating. anyway, we also visited sequoia
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national park with my daughter leila. we had a lot of fun. it is beautiful there. >> did you discover a new thing about leila at all on this adventure? i know it's to embrace the beauty of our national parks, but it was a great bonding moment for you guys, too, right? >> yeah, it was -- i didn't realize how afraid of birds and getting pooped on she is. >> irrationally afraid. >> it was like a phobia. yeah, i mean, like -- and we live in manhattan, where there are pigeons everywhere. >> yes. >> she walks around normally. but wow, freaked me out. >> i liked, al, when you're putting the tent together and she said, how does this thing inflate? it's a great idea, by the way. >> i love that. >> you know, we actually have a tent at our house that you unzip and it kind of pops up. it's like a small, one-person tent, you know. >> right. >> it's not like this giant
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structure. it was funny. >> fun watching you together. al, stick right there. we want you to see something very important here. you are now the latest casualty in the ellen degeneres v matt lauer prank war. earlier this week, ellen pranked matt at the met gala. looks like she's ready to take this to the next level. check this out. >> i find this to be a rather disturbing development. we had a well choreographed truce. >> oh, wow. >> this blows it. >> the only thing that could have been worse is if she'd done me. >> i'm sorry, matt, and you're right. i should not have done that. but i don't think that was the full clip. did we show the full clip? there's more. let's see the rest. >> if you're tweeting me now saying, why would you do that? i did not do that. guys, i have a long flight home to think about something, but i'll take any and all suggestions. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> we'll see you in a couple minutes. >> wow. wow. >> tear away pants, al. >> ellen has too much time on her hands. she -- she really needs to get a hobby. >> al, do you feel a draft? >> tell them about the shri shrinkage, gary. >> we have a wide shot on you, al. we pixelated you from the wide down. >> want to see me step out of the pixelization? >> no! >> it's following you, like a video game. >> phew. >> al, in pixelation, can you do the weather that way? >> i can. for today, we have an enhanced risk of strong storms from abilene on into the mid plains. we're watching for the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. more likely, damaging winds and hail.
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we're also looking at a gorgeous day along the east coast. temperatures will be nice and moderate. we're looking at beautiful weather out west. as we move into tomorrow, we're going to see that stormy weather move east. cooler weather starts to invade from the northern plains into the upper midwest. that is all heading to the east. goat's what's good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and a chance of a few more showers, high temperatures in the 70s for philadelphia. you're more likely to find it in bethlehem 74 degrees for the afternoon. to the south, new jersey, we'll see some sunshine. maybe a chance of showers, glassboro, cooler in the 60s. low 70s for dover and wilmington seeing a chance of shower us. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much.
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talk to you again in a minute. before break, it's eat what you want day. in america, you can have anything you want. >> i said chocolate cake is the one thing i can't live without. >> good choice. >> our producer christine is killing tamron right now. we didn't have enough time to do it, so you'll stand and eat her cake. >> i am. >> where's my pizza, by the way? >> that's just -- >> maybe b.j. will bring something. b.j. was a temp on the "office" but is running
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which allows users to discover lists about anything that comes to mind. b.j. is with us now, and we started our list, the best things to have for breakfast. >> that's exactly what it's all about. people have these lists in their head all the time. we were talking during the break of what your favorite pancakes were, favorite breakfast. these are the things that, i think, people have in their heads all day or friends want to see what their favorite restaurant is, books, or their thoughts on the subway. they're overheard at family thanksgiving dinner. this is a place where people can share more thoughtful, funny, authentic, off the top of your head stuff. >> how did you come up with the idea for the list? were you at a party? >> i'm one of these guys. i have lists in my head all the time, and i love to write things down. i have a pocket notebook where i keep them. whenever anyone asked, what's your favorite this or that, i blanked, and wished i had kept it somewhere. i had an idea for a simple
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social media app where people could share and keep all these things. it's taken off not just for that, but creativity. there's 250,000 lists already in the first six months. they're everything from, you know, memories of my childhood to the author of "wild," who made a list called, objects found many my mother's car at the time of death. very moving. people go in different directions. favorite breakfast foods, and before you know it, you realize how many lists are in your mind all day long. >> i got on last night. super easy sign up. what do they find when they get in? make a list or read a list first? >> we have a list of recommended people to follow. a lot of celebrities that are sharing more personal sides of themselves, publications, then people we just discovered who are doing these interesting, funny things. i think most people sign up, click around to see who to follow and read the lists that come in. it's an easy form to read.
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often, when we see a news article online, we want to see the bullet points. this is a way to do that with people's personal feelings. just see the bullet points. >> who is the number one choice on your list right now for us to look up on list? >> i recommend myself. >> i got you. i follow. >> interesting people. there is a friend of mine, zoe did one, how to break a man's heart. it was a self-deprecating idea about relationships she's had. mindy kaling, i'm partial to, but she does funny lists. we have a range of people doing sort of thoughtful advice, all kinds of things. >> on the fun stuff, it opens debates. the breakfast thing, would you go pancake? >> the fluffy or crispy? >> we have an open list. if you want friends or people to contribute to a list, you can open it up. if you like the suggestion, you can put it on the list. >> actor and app entrepreneur, b.j. novak, thank you so much. list is available for download
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video from the internet over unapproved photoshopping, meghan trainor's "me too" is back online without digital alterati alteration. the lines like" i can't he, "i but loving myself." she wrote, missed that bass. thank you, everyone, for the support. her second album drops this friday. take a bite of grilled cheese in between stories. we have bad news for the bleebe beliebers. new instagram post, justin will no longer take photos with fans because, in his words, it's gotten to the point that people won't recognize me as a human or say hi. i feel like a zoo animal. the singer wrote, just because someone had bought his album does not mean he owes them a picture. the news comes on the heels of justin cancelling meet and greets with fans at concerts. a better line maybe for justin is, listen, approach me in a nice way and we'll get a
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picture. don't cut everyone off, justin. fans love you. but they should respect you. rob kardashian wants respect from his family. he has a lot of it from his fiance, black chi chyna. they are expecting a baby. it was a birthday party for the bride to be, who turns 28 today, as well as the launch of an event because she now has her own emoji. we all should. her baby bump was barely visible under the black jumpsuit. they released the line of emojis to break they were having a baby. i begged for that story to be in pop fix because i'm obsessed with blac chyna and rob. don't judge me. still ahead, try to get g y grey's anatomy star jason george grey's anatomy star jason george to spill the beans on the
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neutrogena. >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. good wednesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your "first alert" forecast from nbc10 meteorologist bill henley. bill, what's it look like? >> it's mostly cloudy and cool. you see sunshine in allentown and a few in philadelphia. no sign of rain just yet. there is a chance of shattered showers. 50 to start with, we will warm to the 70s with mostly cloudy skies. >> let's go to "first alert" traffic with jessica boyington. >> closing in both directions around eighth street, no
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problems right now and the construction is cleared. we see left lane delay towards the schuylkill. heading towards cardinal avenue and the right lane is closed there. today, democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton will campaign at camden college in blackwood. her appearance comes less than a month before the june 7th primary. a public hearing is about to begin in philadelphia city hall on proposed tax on sugary and other drinks. city council will get feedback which includes the mayor's plan to add a three cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks. here's a live lack at penn's landing where you see the coast guard cutter "hamilton." docked there until friday. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 news app. "today" show continues in just a few minutes. thanks for watching.
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taking a look at the headlines. lawmakers are suggesting a way to reduce those long lines at airport security checkpoints this summer. two senators want airlines to drop their fees on checked bagga baggage. they say it resulted on more carry-on bags, slowing the time for passengers to get through security. while they admit it won't eliminate the lines, they say it'd be a start. the airlines say, what's really needed is more staffing for the tsa. many american adults are not aware of the common symptoms of asthma. new survey found that people generally do know about wheezing and shortness of breath, but many don't know that sleep trouble, chest pain and persistent cough can be asthma warning signs. doctors say surveys show adults with asthma may not know they have it and may not get the help
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they need. payless is pulling light-up children shoes from the shelves. it follows a report that a texas toddler's shoes ignited and burned the family's suv seat. the parents blamed the lithium battery inside the shoes. more and more americans are ditching their land lines and relying solely on their mobile phones. could want me count me in on that. half of american homes had wireless homes only during 2015. it's an increase of 3% from 2014. only 7% of u.s. households were living with land lines only. the odds of finding life beyond earth may be better than ever. nasa revealed tuesday the kepler space telescope found more than 1,200 new planets outside our solar system. that doubles the previous number. nasa released an artist's
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depiction of the planets. some are right for liquid water and, potentially, potentially life. let's send it to al roker in san francisco. one of the most beautiful cities in this country. let's get a check of the weather. guys, thanks so much. let's show you what we have going on. beautiful in the east. severe weather from texas making its way to the mid mississippi river valley. 23 million people at risk for strong storms. can't rule out an isolated tornado or two. plenty of sunshine out west. as we move into tomorrow, we have more wet weather making its way east from where it was today. we're also going to see cooler weather coming in out of the plains, making its way into the upper midwest. that makes its way to the northeast and mid-atlantic states by the weekend. that's what's going on around the country.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and a chance of a few more showers. high temperatures in 70s for philadelphia. the suburbs looking for sunshine you're more likely to find it in eastham and bethlehem and the lehigh valley. 74 degrees for the afternoon. to the south, new jersey we'll see some sunshine. mainly cloudy with a chance of showers. for glassboro, the jersey shore cooler in the 60s. low 70s with wilmington and dover seeing a chance of showers. have a great day. >> i'm heading home. thanks to our friends on the alcatraz rock. we're heading back, and see you tomorrow. >> travel safely. a lot of fun there. imagine going to work every day with your spouse. now imagine she is your boss, and then she suspends you. makes for awkward dinner conversation at home. that's exactly what happened to dr. ben warren, having a rough go at the moment on the hit show
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"grey's anatomy." >> ben is played by the talented jason george. in tomorrow night's episode, the marital friction is on display, when they're invited to a party. >> how about you? >> i'll be there. i'm not sure about dr. warren's schedule though. >> okay. warren? >> i'm in. i'm in. what can i bring? >> i wouldn't say no to the a artichoke dip you brought. >> that's her secret recipe. >> okay. >> oh. >> awkward. >> jason, big season finale. i got goosebumps. spill beans. what happened? >> i can't give you -- >> i mean, i have a force field. >> shonda will get you. >> i know. >> it's real. >> whenever we have somebody on from a shonda show, they get serious real fast.
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>> you have a glimpse on "stand -- scandal." people can kill anybody. that's real-life shonda land security team. >> before you do press, do they sit you do and say, listen, as tempting and charming as willie geist is, do not say a word? >> it's not a sit down. we know you can't give it all away. they give us points. with this, i will say this, the finale is packed with, you know, all your favorite characters having serious stuff going on. the fun thing for me is the table read is the opportunity for us in the cast to enjoy the show the way the fans do at home. we hear the story for the first time and enjoy it. at the table read for the finale, we were done. the whole day of work, we're shooting the scenes but in between we're like, did you read this? this is crazy. that's what's coming. there's a bunch of -- >> you can give us a little status report though on ben and bailey. we saw it in the clip there.
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she's your boss. she suspends you. >> boss' boss. >> right. >> even worse, she's the big dog. it's not good. ben had -- i think ben did what he had to do, trying to save a pregnant woman and her child. unfortunately, he did it out in the hallway and everybody died. it was a bad outcome. he got suspended for six months. she's lost faith in him as a surgeon, and he's lost faith in her as a wife because she didn't back him up. you don't come back from that easily. >> or get together and make artichoke dip. >> because i'm in. i'm in. i'm going to the party. >> but you have nothing to bring. >> yeah. >> tell us a little bit about mask. >> it's the multi-racial organization of the southern california. dedicating to people figuring out their cultural identity so they can communicate it to the
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world. you can have a conversation with somebody that is not like you. the point is about creating better communication between people. i'm actually doing a raffle. you can enter a raffle to win a chance to come to los angeles and hang out on an incredible thursday. jason george's incredible thursday, jgit. >> hang out with you on a thursday? >> yeah. you might have to hang out with me at work. that may happen. >> that's cool. >> then we'll end up with a live tweeting party with me and a bunch of the folks from the show. you can live tweet with us an episode. hopefully the premiere, but it's based on who wins. it's raising money for the charity and increasing communication. melting pot is -- because we're doing a documentary to talk about how we can better communicate as a culture. >> if you win the auction, he'll tell you all shonda's secrets, too. >> everything. you can see them first-hand. >> jason, thank you.
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"grey's anatomy" airs thursday nights. up next, the financial wiz kid who impressed warren buffet shares her investing secrets for kids. like any good investor, she may give us a few golf tips. i didn't know that was a requirement. >> golfer, too? >> look at her y do people put milk on cereal? why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"? no more questions for you! ooph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real milk, without that annoying lactose. good, right? mmm, yeah.
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the greatest investors of all time, warren buffet. >> we'll meet this financial wiz in a moment. first, more of her story. >> reporter: 13-year-old meghna mazumdar is not your typical teenager. she's not only a champion golfer, starting at the age of 6 and winning two back to back junior championships, she's also an accomplished investor. at 11 years old, mageghna enrold in an extracurricular stock market class. she wrote to her idol, warren buffet. the business mogul responded, writing her a handwritten note, inviting her to his annual shareholders meeting in omaha, nebraska. meghna's success didn't stop there. the following year, she participated in the wells fargo succeeding together essay contest. a competition promoting the positive effects of working together.
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in her essay, meghna wrote about her personal board of directors, or go-to team, and how they have impacted her own achievements. meghna received the grand prize. earlier this month, got the chance to play in the pro-am as a wells fargo golf championship alongside another one of her idols. rory mcilroy. >> meghna mazumdar is here to share some investing secrets. we are honored the meet the combination apparently of warren buff let aet and tiger woods, i human being. incredible. investing tips. the first, you say to learn the language. you watch cnbc a lot. >> definitely one of my favorite channels, especially to learn the language. just because there are so many great shows there. like i love watching jim cramer on "mad money." also becky on "squawk box." first of all, jim cramer, he makes investing seem less intimidating and more fun. kind of the crazy way he acts.
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becky has the great relationship with warren buffet, and i'd like to think i do, too. >> you do, certainly. we saw the letter. >> yeah, so those are just reasons i like watching them. my parents read "wall street journal" and "forbes," and i leaf through that, too. >> you say look around the house and find things you enjoy to invest in, which is interesting. >> yeah. i believe in investing in what you believe is. me personally, i like the stock facebook. it owns instagram, which is one of the only social medias i actually have. so that's why facebook is so great. it's not only an american company, but it has worldwide sales. other stuff i like are nike. i use nike driver and i wear nike golf shoes. then mcdonald's, obviously, is great fast food. >> it's mcdonald's. >> come on, yeah. >> you say it's never too early to start saving. >> never too early.
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so if you get an allowance that's $10, then you can start saving $5. >> sure. >> then i also believe in donating. >> i love that. >> that comes from the warren buffet philosophy. >> yeah. i decided every year on the day i started investing, i wanted to donate to a charity of my choice. >> wow. >> last year, i donated to the organization that got me started with golf. just to show how i appreciated them. >> speaking of golf, can you give us a putting tip? >> willie plays, a little. >> i don't but i'll watch this. >> what's your secret? you're a lefty. >> yes, i am a lefty. >> is there a safe side to be on a golfer? >> here we go. just put that home. 18th hole at the masters. get in. >> advice that rory gave you? >> yeah, i mean, along the way,
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i just told him, be honest with me. he kind of gave me tips along the way. >> let's try again. >> she's going to drain a putt. meghna. >> it's in the hole. >> very nice. >> bravo, young lady. >> impressive young woman. thanks for being with us. up next, the stars of the ground-breaking mini series "roots" reuniting here after four decades. louis gossett, ben ♪ [female narrator] you listen when your body says: "i'm tired." or, "i'm hungry." what if your body said something else might be wrong? gynecologic cancers - cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers - have symptoms. so pay attention. if your body says something may be wrong.... please listen if it goes on for two weeks, see a doctor, it may be nothing but find out. learn the symptoms. get the inside knowledge about gynecologic cancers.
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wow. unprecedented number of viewers tuned in for eight consecutive nights in 1977 to witness "roots," a television event based on the novel by alex haley. it follows kunta kinte, who loses his freedom after capture and had brought to the united states on a slave ship. >> warner brothers home entertainment is releasing "roots" on may 12th and blu-ray june 7th. joining us now, louis gossett jr., john amos, ben vereen, chicken george, and sandy duncan, played anne reynolds. it's a breathtaking honor to have you all sitting with us. i was looking up the numbers, lou. 1 130 to 140 million people watched "roots." at the time, 221 million people
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in the united states. how do you explain those staggering numbers? what was the draw? >> it's called an epiphany. something whose time had come happens. we had no idea. lightning in a bottle. >> you had no idea. i remember vividly, i was 7 years old. it was the first conversation that my mother and my father had with me about slavery. i'd read in books. >> we didn't know. >> this story never -- i remember just my mother's reaction of crying and not understanding because i'm a kid. later, really knowing that this is my life and my history. you've heard from people, john, your whole life, reacting to what we saw then. >> it was a magical moment in television. material never had been covered that expensively before. coming out of alex haley's best seller made it a winner before it even got out of the starting blocks. >> ben, chicken george, we see the early signs of emancipation.
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why do you think that character was critical to the story in "roots"? >> because he was the one that brought the new, you know. first of all, all praise to alex haley, for his vision and allowing us to interpret his family's expression. i had the good fortunate of going and visiting the kunta kinte family recently. my want is that we remember those that went to the island called kunta kinte island with the elders. millions of black people called it the door of no return. to me, i stood in the cell where kunta kinte was in tears. my opportunity to lead the family to tennessee, after going to london, was an honor. >> sandy, you were a minority on this set. your journey was so unique. i read about you crying while filming this role. it was a character, very
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different from you, but this was your journey. >> my grandmother said she didn't even like me. i was definitely the bad girl. >> you were. >> is it true you couldn't bring yourself to watch it? >> i haven't yet. >> you still haven't? >> still have not? >> no. >> will you watch it on the rerelease? are you ready? >> i don't know. i know that the conversation, as ben said to me earlier, has got to go on and be kept alive. >> it will. >> for someone 7 years old, not to be aware, is criminal in this world. >> you've changed lives together, and it is an honor to be in your presence. thank you so much and congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on an amazing day on nbc. ♪ dream pat intoomey started his careers an investment banker. then, a wall street wheeler-dealer overseeing stock trades in new york, london and tokyo. next, toomey moved to hong kong to work with wealthy chinese investors.
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>> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. good wednesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get the forecast from nbc10's meteorologist bill henley. cloudings to start the day, bill? >> yeah, lots of clouds. there's a chance we'll see scattered showers during the day. so far the showers are in the d.c. area. not looking very impressive. clouds are moving in. we'll see a warmup near 70
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degrees this afternoon. 59 in philadelphia and delaware. warmer, too, in the suburbs, 58 degrees. there's still some cool spots to be found with readings about that climbing into upper 60s near 70s this afternoon. that being said, keep an eye on the sky. we could see scattered showers. getting ready to head out the door, we'll check the roads. >> out in maurice river township, an overturned truck blocking the northbound and southbound lanes right around port elizabeth cumberland roads. another one out in dennis township. an earlier accident and downed pole. the right shoulder is closed, tracy. today, the u.s. house of representatives will vote on a bill named after a montgomery county man. the john tucker act will give
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the report about the opioid addiction. i'm tracy davidson. more news in 25 minutes.
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