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good morning. breaking overnight. rescued from the rubble. hundreds of people, including many children pulled from collapsed buildings after a 6.4 earthquake hit taiwan. the quake hit in the middle of the night. at least 11 people killed. many others still missing. this morning, the rush to pull these trapped out alive. and ready to rumble. fireworks expected at the republican presidential debate tonight. the last one before tuesday's all important new hampshire primary as marco rubio surges
the gop field take aim. while hillary clinton tries to rally women supporters to close the gap between herself and bernie sanders. we're live on the campaign trail. shooting scared. gunmen dressed as police officers storm away into a boxing event. onlookers, including children, running for their lives. >> daddy help me. daddy. what was that? >> this morning, one person is dead and several of the other attackers are still on the loose. and super frenzy. super bowl 50 one day away. tens of thousands of fans pouring into san francisco. many not worried about the sticker shock associated with the price of a ticket. >> what's a few thousands dollars in the span of time? >> if you don't have a ticket to the game, we have you covered, today, saturday, february 6th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news,
1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones in for erica hill. >> i'm alongside john roberts and i'm craig melvin. francisco. how is it out there? >> i thought the patriots would be out there. >> a bit and switch. >> i was conned into this one. this is my first time in the san francisco bay area. we have talked to so many incredible nfl players. we have taken in the sights and doing as much as we can physically do in a 24-hour period. we will have the highlights in a few minutes. dylan. let's get to the stop top story. in taiwan, hundreds of people had to be pulled from the rubble
many of the injured are babies and children. nbc's kelly cobiella is in london with more. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning to you. it is now dark in tainan and more than 800 soldiers are helping to search for the missing. they were in the huge apartment building. some infants. the apartment building is 16 floors and basement. people who got out say they could hear their neighbors calling for help. >> reporter: one after another, rescuers pulled babies and concrete. mothers too. clearly injured and in pain. building. more than 80 families living inside. now the focus of the massive rescue effort. the bed shook. everything toppled this woman said. she and her husband made it out
many did the same. the quake struck when people were sleeping. >> i was awakened by the violent shaking of the whole building. the quake began before 4:00 a.m. my 7-year-old was in a different room. we could hear her crying for us and we could not get out of her beds to walk to her. >> reporter: the 6.4 earthquake was strong and shallow. by dawn, its impact clear. multi-story buildings tilting. cars crushed under balconies. dozens hurt. dozens more trapped. this morning, the biggest rescue building. rescuers pulled more than 200 from the rubble. even family pets. they are still searching for survivors here and across the city. already, there are questions if builders cut corners on the high-rise. the focus is now on recovery efforts.
reports of more than 400 injured now. many people are spending the night in shelters while rescuers still are not sure, sheinelle and craig, how many are missing. >> thank you, kelly. authorities in new york city will be back on the scene of the deadly crane collapse as they figure out what caused the structure to topple. the crane was secured during high winds when it started picking up speed. it slammed into a building and crashed to the ground scattering debris more blocks as you can see here. the 300 tons of twisted metal killed one and injured three others and crushed several cars. officials say it is a miracle it wasn't worse. some candidates could make their last stand in new hampshire. the stakes are high with the
just 72 hours away. sides. let's begin with hallie jackson following the republicans. >> reporter: good morning, guys. a lot of interest in the race. officials predicting a record turnout here in new hampshire. we are looking ahead to tonight's debate where donald trump will be on stage this time after raising eyebrows the day after his snow day. donald trump, a no-show. blaming snow in new hampshire for skipping straight to south carolina. promising he is not leaving the granite state in the cold. >> my focus is in south carolina. >> reporter: trump pulling crowds in florence, but in new hampshire, jeb bush. tweeting at trump, my 90-year-old mother made it out to campaign during the storm. trump bashing bush back.
million and nobody shows up. what the hell? >> reporter: while trump's still leading in new hampshire, it is marco rubio rising to second now. explaining why to nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> it is not enough to be angry. you have to tell people what you are going to do. i think the cumulative effect of us. >> reporter: rubio at tonight's debate sits in the line of fire and the other establishment mark. some. even as rubio picks up an endorsement from bobby jindal and takes aim at ted cruz. >> if you get a call on tuesday night saying i dropped out. it is not true. keep voting. >> reporter: that is a dig at the senator's campaign. cruz looking ahead and confident. though slipping in new hampshire polls, but in the top tier nationally. >> the two big initiatives i'm
of obamacare and adopting a simple flat tax so you fill out your tax on a post card and abolish the irs. >> reporter: what can we expect to see at tonight's debate? look for immigration to be one of the major topics. it is important for marco rubio's potential vulnerabilities and what donald trump likes to talk about. we could see the republican field pounce on that. >> thank you, hallie. on the democratic side, bernie sanders holds a lead over hillary clinton in the granite state. the question is will hillary be able to come back for the primary? we have kristen welker with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. senator sanders has a 20-point lead over secretary clinton. she added events to her schedule today. she is bringing in an army of volunteers and telling supporters don't give up. with the democratic race growing
and bernie sanders faced off at a party dinner. >> the only way we create the change that we need is through a political revolution. >> i will spend all my tomorrows doing everything i can to make your tomorrows better. >> reporter: following a day filled with fireworks. >> i want to say a word to the extraordinary people, particularly young people, who are supporting senator sanders. i know you may not be for me now, but i am for you. >> reporter: meanwhile, bernie sanders rallied his faithful. painting clinton as the establish. ment ment ment. >> reporter: he has been hitting clinton for being entrenched with wall reet and giving speeches to goldman sachs and clinton responding to andrea mitchell. >> are you sorry you did it?
i thought it was a good way to communicate what i was seeing in the world. >> reporter: accusing sanders of smearing her. >> i think the campaign he claims to be positive is engaged in artful smear and inuendo. >> reporter: sanders has a double digit lead. supporters ready to put a win on the board. >> we are tired of playing the big game. we want to see things happen. >> reporter: clinton is calling in reinforcements hoping for a repeat. she was trailing barack obama here, but now she is looking to pull ahead. and during the debate this week, secretary clinton said she would look into the possibility of releasing the transcripts of paid speeches. so far the campaign has not
tell me they are looking into it. meanwhile, today, sanders and clinton have a busy day of campaigning ahead. sheinelle. >> kristen welker, thank you. >> alice jordan is here with us. and steve kornacki is here with us as well. good morning to you. >> steve, let's start with you and let's start with donald trump. a commanding lead in new hampshire. nationally. he skipped the debate in iowa, but expected to be on the stage tonight. let's talk about what he has to do. is new hampshire a must-win moment for trump? >> i think it pretty much is. the 13--point lead, the eight day stretch is the most volatile eight days in american politics. you remember hillary clinton and barack obama, she was trailing at this point in new hampshire by double digits.
the cliche is a lot can happen in a short period of time in politics. that is true this week. we have seen marco rubio starting to move up significantly in the polls here. donald trump is maybe sliding back a bit. he is not growing. if you are donald trump and lost iowa and turn around and follow it up with a loss in new hampshire, especially after leading, it is really hard to see how he can jump start his campaign in later stages. he needs to put wins on the board steadily or seen to be beating expectations steadily to stay viable in the later contests. he has to come out with a win tuesday or he is in trouble. >> alice, steve mentioned marco rubio. up six points in a recent poll. you have the outsider candidates or so-called outsider candidates. ted cruz and donald trump going after him tonight. you also have kasich and christie and governor bush as well.
how big is the bull's-eye on marco rubio's back in the debate tonight in new hampshire? >> he is the one they have to take down. he is cutting into the vote margin. especially for christie and kasich. it is make or break. he has a poor showing. he is probably out. kasich has about 2.5. doesn't look good for him. kasich has put all resources in new hampshire. he does have the best ground game of anyone. he could surprise a bit. >> and steve, let's talk about bernie sanders for a moment. new hampshire. new hampshire has been kind to the clintons. with bill clinton in the past. his campaign. and hillary clinton in 2008. so is there any sense that support will perhaps turn out on tuesday and give clinton a bit of a surprise victory? >> i think there is an expectation this will tighten. you have polls showing between 20 or 30 points for sanders. tighten.
family history here, you think of hillary clinton obviously coming back and winning in 2008, but the other one was bill clinton in 1992. we remember new hampshire as the state that made him the comeback kid. what we forget is he actually lost new hampshire that night by eight points to paul tsongas. that is how he called himself the comeback kid. that is something to keep in mind. i think the clinton campaign would like to get out of new hampshire, they would like to drive the deficit into single digits. they like to close with some momentum. they like to be able to tell the media, look, bernie sanders is from next door. he is from vermont. a huge advantage there. there is not a huge advantage to being from vermont here in new hampshire. that is another story. they will say that. they want the media to put an asterisk on it. they want to say we beat expectations. >> elise, quickly. after new hampshire, south
hillary clinton doing very well in south carolina. well. after new hampshire, is there a path for bernie sanders? >> i think it just depends on how successful bernie is at expanding his message beyond non-white voters and if he can reach more diverse audiences. so far, he hasn't been successful. >> it is exciting to watch. elise and steve, thank you for talking with us this morning. several authorities are holding a michigan man who they say was plotting terrorist attacks in the name of isis. a federal complaint alleges the 22-year-old planned attacks on police and area church. he has been under investigation since may with agents following his gun purchases and social media accounts where he described acts of terrorism, including beheadings. he is in custody on weapons and drug charges. excitement is building in
security is tight for the tens of thousands who descended on san francisco for super bowl 50. among the fun, peyton manning is facing new questions about hgh use. we have nbc's miguel almaguer outside levi's stadium where the game is played tomorrow. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. security is super tight. if you are looking for a ticket for the big game, it is not impossible to get, but it is expensive. as the sun is set to rise in san francisco, soon more fans will hit the streets. 1 million came here for the super bowl, but only 70,000 will go to the game. >> i would do anything to get a ticket to the game. i'd love to. i can't afford it. >> reporter: a seat near the 50 yard line could set you back $20,000. the prices are sky high in the upper deck. $3,000 and a pair of binoculars
>> the panthers don't go to the super bowl every day. >> reporter: randall dropped nearly $5,000 for his seats. >> what is a few thousand dollars in the sands of time? >> reporter: before the game, drama. the commissioner confirming the league is reviewing allegations against peyton manning and whether the superstar quarterback received hgh. human growth hormone. >> i don't see the investigation as any type of distraction for peyton manning. he is focused on the task at hand. >> reporter: with manning denying use, his attorney says his wife received medication for her use only. ahead of its biggest night, the nfl trying to manage scams. hauled in $30 million of fake merchandise. >> we have seized over 440,000 items. >> reporter: this weekend, the
area are expected to be jammed. security here at levels never seen before. f-15s are in the air. a no-fly zone 32 miles wide. that is what 110 million people will do on sunday. for most of us the best seat in the house is nowhere near the stadium. security will tighten here over the next 24 hours. there are 60 agencies on the ground here. fbi is leading the charge. they say the super bowl will be among the safest to be anywhere sheinelle. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. dylan dreyer also in santa clara this morning with a check of the forecast. dylan, you're wearing a coat. >> i'm wearing a coat. it is freezing. 45 degrees here. i would have been more prepared for standing out in the snow. that's what i'm used to. i did not bring my hand warmers. we did have snowfall across new
we saw this as a little engine that could kind of storm. the snow just dumped on rhode island and this is in warwick, steady snow. we had higher elevations in connecticut and massachusetts pick up nearly a foot of snow. we haven't really seen this driving conditions all that much this winter. it was tough for the cars to get used to that and getting used to shoveling off the snow. we will see a lot of the snow melt away. we have the ridge in the jet stream to start to build in and help temperatures warm above average. we should get into the 40s and 50s especially as we go into the next couple of days before the next storm system begins to work closer. we will have more on that >> reporter: speak of snow that is rock solid i'm sorry the temperatures below freezing. 26 in boston. seven in confucianismburg. look out for black ice on sidewalks and roadways.
temperatures warm to the mid to upper 30s. mostly sunny. refreezing tonight. temperatures in the low 40s and cold as we head to next week. and that's your latest forecast. guys. >> dylan, thank you. we will come back to you in a bit for much, much more for the scene of the super bowl. a frightening scene in ireland. shots rang out at a local boxing event. terror captured on video. two gunmen seen in the front page newspaper photo. thomas roberts is here with more. >> this is horrifying, craig. one person was killed and several others injured during the shooting. it happened in the crowded room with hundreds of people with an afternoon of fun turned into chaos. the weigh-in ceremony for the boxing event in dublin quickly
at least four gunmen opened fire in the lobby of the regency hotel. people making their way out the side entrance. in the video, you can hear the voice of a child crying help. >> daddy, help me. daddy, what was that? >> reporter: a front page newspaper photo shows two gunmen wearing police uniforms and carrying assault rifles. the shooters entered with handguns and one dressed as a woman. a bbc journalist. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: the associated press says one man was killed and two others wounded. local police ruled out a terror attack attribute ing the violence to gang warfare. police are worried this will ignite a bigger gang war.
event to be held tonight has been cancelled. it is frightening for the kids in the room. >> thomas, thanks. in los angeles, a doctor has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for killing patients by over prescribing medication. convicted of second-degree murder. the first time a u.s. doctor has been convicted of recklessly prescribing drugs. she wrote thousands of prescriptions for vicodin and percocet. an update on a dog's tale we brought you last week about the retired ohio police officer trying to keep his k-9 water near. officer matt hickey was told he had to buy his police dog ajax at auction. that sparked the social media campaign and raised more than $70,000. officials then determined the law allows the pooch to be
disbanded. they ruled that the ajax unit is disbanded. officer hickey turned over his $1. he gets to take ajax into retirement. for the money, it will be used for bulletproof vests for police dogs. >> that is nice. busy morning this morning. stay with us. still to come on "today." a look at the week's big stories and including this picture that serves as a warning to never fall asleep on the first day of work. and sir elton john getting in
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rob? >> repter: 26 in boston and left over slush from yesterday is rock solid i'm sorry be careful this morning. mid to upper 30s with sunny sky this is afternoon. a bit of melting in the afternoon. low 40s. don't get used to that. get back in the forecast monday into wednesday and bitter cold to finish the work week. >> reporter: a girl in canton died after a tree branch fell on her on friday. the six year old was outside playing in the snow. a tree branch fell on top of her pinning her. she was rushed to the report. she died hours later. same storm downing power lines knock out power to thousands this was route 138 in canton a power line fell and thru out spark.
we're back on this saturday morning, february 6th, 2016. a chilly morning here. chilly saturday. nonetheless, a great crowd out there on the plaza trying to stay warm. we will go out and join them in a bit. here is what is making headlines on saturday. at least seven dead and more than 400 hurt after a massive earthquake struck taiwan. the 6.4 quake hit in the middle of the night in the city called tainan. first responders rushed into high-rise buildings that collapsed. ethan couch, known as the affluenza teen, is now in an adult jail.
facility since last week. a judge decided to move him to the jail late this week. the coast guard is searching off the coast of los angeles after what is believed to have been a mid air collision between two small planes in california. some wreckage has been found in the water. at this point, no word on how many people are on board yet. let's start this half hour with "the download." thomas. >> we have a lot to talk about from the political fireworks after the iowa caucuses and explosion in the middle of the flight. here are the stories that caught our attention. ted cruz takes iowa. iowa. >> beating out donald trump. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. >> trump leaving iowa with humility, but quickly striking another tone. >> actually, i think i came in first. >> it is no surprise that donald
if you like. trumper tantrum. >> after barely squeaking out a win, hillary clinton faces an uphill climb in new hampshire. bernie sanders ramping up the rhetoric in the first one-on-one debate. >> secretary clinton does remember the establishment. i represent, i hope, ordinary americans. >> i think it is time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks and let's talk about the issues. a scare in somalia when an explosion ripped a hole in the side of the plane. >> how it happened is still a mystery. officials confirmed one passenger missing. witnesses say he was sucked out of the plane. >> i saw white smoke and when it calmed down, we saw a hole in the plane. >> sources tell nbc news this is likely due to a bomb.
price of the hiv drug more than 5,000% an eared in front of congress with a smirk on his face. >> do you think you have done something wrong? >> i evoke my fifth amendment privilege. >> perfect. here are the changes. >> i love changes. >> when you say call me on my cell phone, add device eligible for upgrade after 24 months. >> you need to say inn streaming data will incur charges. >> and this intern on the first day of his new job. >> and what else? memes. >> i captured our video of our executive producer tom mazzarelli in his office.
he said please remind people i wake up at 2:30 in the morning. >> i mean, not only is he sleeping, he is dead to the world. >> i thought this was a joke. >> that was the actual source. >> that was him sleeping. >> i guess you are so tired. >> you can't keep the bosses awake, what does that say? let's head back out to santa clara for another check of the weather with dylan dreyer. good to see you again. >> good to see you, too. it is early out here. it is like 4:30 in the morning. i'm not used to the west coast thing. we are going to see some decent weather around here for the super bowl. that's for sure. we could be close to record highs. we are focusing on a bigger storm system that could develop over the weekend. on sunday, areas that don't normally get the wintry mix could see some of it in the carolinas. that storm juts out to see clipping cape cod and the island islands.
track will determine how much snow we see. some models keep it close to the coast. that means snow and others keep it out to sea and that means less snow. that is something i wanted to point out as we get into monday >> >> reporter: yesterday's snow fleezing hard 16 degree in plymouth. 26 in boston. got single digits. look for icy spotos roadways and sidewalks. mid to upper 30s with sunny skies. refreeze over night tonight. mild tomorrow. a chance of snow monday into wednesday on and off, stay tuned for the details on and i'm joined now by keith bruce. the super bowl 50 host committee -- your title is so long. ceo. >> you have been planning this for three years now.
together? >> it is an exciting culmination of three years to get here. the day before super bowl 50, we were awarded it back in 2013. we are making this hard to make it the best super bowl ever. >> i see a lot of fans walking around. more broncos fans and panthers fans. do you expect more fans today? >> more broncos fans because it is a shorter flight. expecting more private aviation in the bay area than ever before for a super bowl of this size. we're excited. the eyes of the world are on the bay area. over 30 years since we hosted a super bowl. >> technology has changed a lot. what fan experiences are you offering? >> the last time there was no ipad or smartphones. lots of fan technology. this is the most technological stadium.
replays and order food and have it delivered to your seats. most in the super bowl city and levi's stadium that has never been done before. we are ushering in a new era. >> i have been taking all of it in. good luck as this week continues. we will have more from the bay area in a few minutes. craig. >> dylan dreyer, thank you very much. just ahead, why folks on twitter are coming to susan sarandon's defense when she wore this outfit to the s.a.g. across america, people like basketball hall of famer dominique wilkins... ...are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza . p for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. victoza . he said victoza works differently than pills. is proven to lower
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look closely. a picture of an indianapolis mom and her 16-year-old twin daughters. they posted this and asked who is the twins and who is the mom? the post has been tweeted 20,000 times. our office going crazy to try to figure it out. number one, number two, number three. who do you think, sheinelle? >> i think three is the mom. >> thomas? >> i will say number one is the mom. i was zooming in and looking at >> neck? >> i'm old. that's what i would do. wrinkle. thomas is right. number one. >> you are right. >> you can, you know, she's in the driver's seat. >> i didn't think about that. >> i have my glasses on, too. >> i tell you. >> i thought it was the hands. is it the neck? >> all right. check this one out.
one actress still has a lot of folks talking. susan sarandon at the awards to present this year's in memoriam. she wore this suit and exposed bra. it was met with mixed reaction. piers morgan called it tacky. later asked if she would wear this to a funeral. adding it was quote inappropriate for an in memoriam tribute. women calling it ageist and sexist remarks. people posted their own pictures in support of the actress. susan sarandon got in on the issue. posted this picture. one of the guys on the floor got extremely close to the monitor. back up there.
not one cleavage photo i have been sent was taken at a funeral or memorial service. which kind of proves my point. >> i just think -- i don't think it is a problem. i didn't mean it like that, free. i mean free like free. >> his issue was it was done during a tribute to those lost in the industry. >> you say free. i say she looks wonderful. tracy morgan on tour. larry david getting ready for thomas. >> we have a year and a half, excuse me, after this horrific accident that nearly claimed his life. tracy morgan back on his feet and back on the comedy scene. the star kicked off a comedy tour in indiana called picking up the pieces.
his show runs through may. we wish him the best. now to another snl alum. larry david. he is hosting it tonight and his impersonation of bernie sanders. much better is larry david doing that impersonation alongside senator sanders himself. senior adviser to the senator says it will all happen tonight. we have been looking for motorcades. we have not seen anything yet. let's talk about sir elton john. he sold more than 300 million records, knighted by the queen. won grammys and golden globe and oscar and tony. brace yourself for a sneak peek of elton john's car pool karaoke with james corden.
just allow a fragment of life to wander free to wander free >> it will air after the super bowl. >> why didn't i think of car pool karaoke? >> you know why that resonates? because everyone does that. you drive along. >> you sound better in the shower and in the car. >> my wife would disagree with both of those. when we come back, we will talk about something that is a little personal. there was a little health scare. we will explain. >> we will explain. when hollywood's premiere jewelry designer, neil lane, creates a ring for today's biggest stars... he designs it to look fabulous from every angle. and for his collection at kay jewelers... he does the exact. same. thing. yes! neil lane bridal. uniquely beautiful hand-crafted rings at kay, the number one jewelry store in america. my collection is vintage inspired...
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phone was exploding. i wanted to give you a behind the scenes look of what i was going through and show you how i'm so much better this morning. long story short. i had a polop on my vocal cord. you may not have noticed. i have been sipping tea and honey and it got worse. i found out i had a polup. i came in on friday to voice a story. this is never before heard. audio clip of when i was trying to track for the morning. take a listen. >> the tiger mom's cubs are -- oh, my goodness. my voice is really cracking. i'm so sorry, guys. >> so they sent me home. i was going to be on the show during the week. i went straight from the "today" show to my ent. i said what is going on. i will show you pictures. this is the very first picture.
i won't gross you out. see this polyp? every time i was trying to talk, air was getting through. i sounded worse. >> how long was it there? >> i don't know. fast forward to this past friday. it was horrible. i had to be off for the weekend. look at the picture. it was so swollen. look at that. it was so bad that my ent said we need surgery. i prepared last weekend for surgery when you didn't see me. that will put me out. i go in this monday to the ent. surgery. >> wow. >> look at that. >> amazing. interim? >> to my prayer group, thank you. i have been going to vocal therapy for the last couple months.
>> the doctor said this is not typical to go from what we saw to absolute nothing. >> yeah. singers go through this. adele. john mayer. >> thank you for the tweets. when we come back, super bowl commercials past and present. but first this is "today" on nbc. >> what would you do with five minutes to kill, and a smart phone? check the scores. probably post a pic.
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trying to dig out and avoid fallen trees and power lines. we are just three days from tk new hampshire primary. which candidates are starting to get ground in our exclusive 7 news tracking poll. a train goes crashing down in new york smashing cars below and leaving one person dead. taiwan rocked by a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake.