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carolina while making yet another con row version statement at a rally. >> he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pis blood. >> ted cruz slamming the frontrunner. >> easy to say let's make america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. >> marco rubio hoping to become the establishment candidate on the day he could knock his one-time mentor jeb bush out of the race. meanwhile, on the democratic side, hillary clinton's huge lead over bernie sanders in nevada, gone. that race too close to call. >> i have a feeling, folks, we're going to make history tomorrow. we're going to win in nevada. >> as bill clinton comes to his wife's defense. >> hillary's opponent talked about how bad i have been.
and direct hit. a massive cyclone hitting the island of fiji today. the top winds hitting over 177 miles per hour. and girls with goals! the u.s. women's national soccer team easily beating trinidad in tobago in the tournament. that means they have punched their ticket for rio. today, saturday, february 20th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm craig melvin. alongside dylan dreyer. erica has the day off. >> i spent the week crossing the state. we did columbia and lexington and low country in charleston.
few undecided votes left there. and people are sick of the campaign calls. >> and dylan and i were in las vegas. you cannot watch tv. >> i was gambling. you were watching television. >> i did tell her. you can chop it with a knife. >> you can feel it. let's get to the top story. two big votes in the race for president in the presidential primary. polls in south carolina are now open. donald trump is expected to win easily there, but for the rest, there's a heated battle to finish in the top three. for democrats, it is nevada. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are virtually in a dead heat there. that state caucuses later today. we have full coverage on both sides this morning, including an interview in the next hour with senator marco rubio. let's start this morning with nbc's hallie jackson covering the race in south carolina. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey, craig. good morning.
push for the first in the south primary where nearly every candidate has something to prove. this morning on this voting day, it is donald trump raising eyebrows with controversial comments. this morning as republicans blanket the state, the state of play looks like this. donald trump on top, but raising eyebrows at a south carolina rally last night. this time for telling a story about general john pershing to kill a century ago. >> i dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood and they shot 49 of those people. the 50th person, he said you go back to your people and you tell them what happened. >> reporter: according to the rumor tracking web site snopes.com, there is no evidence it ever happened. trump's comments coming the same
>> i was against it. >> reporter: after highlighting his position on the iraq war, new interviews suggest something different. with howard stern before the war. >> are you for invading iraq? >> i guess so. >> reporter: fox news confirming this interview took place after the start of the iraq war. >> looks like a tremendous success from a military standpoint standpoint. >> reporter: the trump campaign responded. quote, mr. trump did not say he supported the war. he commented on the execution of the invasion from a military standpoint one day after it began. now with his comments on ted cruz. cruz hitting back. >> easy to say let's make america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. >> reporter: a super pac supporting cruz with robo calls
cruz campaigning with phil robertson. >> imagine phil robertson as ambassador of the united nations. >> reporter: marco rubio joined by south carolina governor nicki halley halleyilley haley. his campaign warning to watch for quote dirty tricks from cruz today. the two in a ferocious fight for second. jeb bush not far behind. his mother by his side. >> it's amazing. 90 years old. still going strong. >> reporter: in bush country, he is hoping south carolina won't be his last stand. john kasich isn't even in south carolina today. he is in new england looking ahead to the primaries there. ben carson hoping he can surprise folks in this state. it is still donald trump in the headlines and in the editorial pages this weekend. "the wall street journal" as trump to release the tax returns before super tuesday on march
>> hallie jackson in south carolina. thank you. and to the democrats in the virtual dead heat with hillary clinton and bernie sanders. today is caucus day in the state. what once looked to be an easy race for clinton is now a dog fight. we have nbc's kristen welker with more. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. to put this in gambling terms, hillary clinton once had a straight flush here. now the vermont senator will have a winning hand. these caucuses will have an effect for the rest of the country. it comes down to turn out. hillary clinton and bernie sanders making closing arguments in nevada friday night. >> i have a feelings, folks, we're going to make history. tomorrow we're going to win here in nevada. >> we have a lot of work to do my friends. i think it is a privilege to do this work, but we have to do it together. >> reporter: with the race
few days chris crossing the state. courting latinos and african-americans. all critical to winning here. >> guess what? there's a caucus in nevada. >> so much at stake in the election. one of the more consequential decisions. >> reporter: and the campaign is heating up. hillary clinton accusing sanders of not being a democrat. >> she loved the president. he loves her and all that stuff. we know what that is all about. that is trying to win support with the african-american community. >> reporter: former president bill clinton getting into the game after sanders criticized his aspects of his presidency. >> that campaign has been remarkably fact free. >> reporter: nevada was supposed
the double digit lead evaporated to 1%. and jeff rahlston telling andrea mitchell. >> it could go either way. that is why you see all this activity on the last day. >> reporter: clinton picked up endorsement from congress member james clyburne. it could help here in nevada. if clinton loses here, it would be a devastating loss coming on the heels of new hampshire. if sanders loses, it raises question about his ability to raise the electorate. back to you. thank you. >> and elise jordan and harold ford are here now nbc contributor contributors. thanks for being with us. let's start with donald trump in south carolina. hallie mentioned he described
century ago shooting a group of muslims. this is what he said. >> he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig's blood and he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those people and the 50th person he said you go back to your people and you tell them what happened. and for 25 years there wasn't a problem. >> again, donald trump talking about this american general. over in the philippines. donald trump hurling insults on the trail. now repeating online fables. >> this is consistent with his campaign. celebrating on 9/11 were muslims. no one can point to facts to
the question is how does he fare today? you want rubio to do well. you want kasich to do well. someone to take cruz and trump on. >> what does it look like? >> it has to be a close third. not a blowout third. if cruz and trump split 70% of the vote and the remaining with 20%. that is a problem for the establishment lane. rubio is surging with haley. >> and what happens to trump's campaign if he comes in second or third? considering he is all about winning? >> i think it is a really terrible outcome for trump if that happens. who knows? south carolina polls unreliable. they are done with landlines and phones and half of the people in south carolina are wireless households.
cruz is who i actually am concerned with. if he doesn't do well in south carolina, not necessarily number one, but strong second, he will have trouble in the s.e.c. states. >> the southern states. let's talk about jeb bush for a second. we saw jeb bush trot out his brother in the low country. he had his mother comeampaigning yesterday. he pulled out all the stops in south carolina where his father and brother won. if he does not finish well, what happens? >> he will have to think about getting out. and he needs to persuade his donors he should have a shot in the next set of states. otherwise, it is hard to imagine governor bush can convince his donors. south carolina is a great state for the bush family. he brought in his mom and brother. he was hoping he would get the
that increases the pressure. >> he said he was disappointed by it. he spent almost $100 million so far. >> he still has a lot of money left in that pac. he could sustain it longer. the question is will the establishment not wanting him to get out and open up a lane for someone else. >> and let's talk about the democrats. nevada was considered the western firewall for hillary clinton, if you will. this morning, she is in a dead heat. we were talking behind the scenes this morning. you talk about sports analogies and momentum. how powerful that can be. let's bring in bernie sanders here. he gets this and if this happens, does he have the momentum to take this through? >> it is horrible for hillary if bernie wins nevada. that is panic for the clinton campaign. the campaign has been there longer. i think hillary ultimately will prevail there, but it will be close.
>> elise and harold, thank you. >> i need that barber's name in south carolina. >> i will send it to you, my friend. thank you, both. family and friends say good-bye to the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. his funeral will be held in a few hours after his service to this country was honored on friday. nbc's pete williams is in washington with more. pete, good morning. >> good morning. justice scalia's fineuneral at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. the casket was carried past the former law clerks and into the great hall of the supreme court. more than 4,000 people filed past to say their final good-byes after waiting in long lines that wrapped around the building. so long, the court had to say open extra time.
passed by honoring the casket. and a prayer was said at the court friday morning for members of the family and remaining eight justices. he will celebrate the mass at the funeral and burial which is a private ceremony. the white house says president obama has been reaching out directly to republican leaders telling them he intends to move ahead with the nomination. the senate democratic leader says it could take a month to name that nominee. at the funeral today, all eight of the supreme court justices will attend along with two retired justices. john paul stevens and david sutter. >> thank you, pete. the island nation of fiji has been slammed by a major cyclone. wind speeds are near 180 miles an hour with gusts of nearly 220. that is equal to a category five hurricane. the capital city is reporting the power is out.
of emergency for the next 30 days as its 900,000 residents are facing quote an ordeal of the most grave kind. and affluenza teen ethan couch will face a adult court after the probation violation. he fled to mexico which is a violation of probation after he killed four people in a drunk driving crash four years ago. and joseph dylan french is described as armed and dangerous. this security video captures the 16-year-old hitting the female officer over the head. he then grabbed her gun and tried to shoot her. fire. custody before. let's talk about the weather
dylan is here with the check of the forecast. can we talk about what happened with that wind in chicago? >> yes. it's the windy city, but this took it to -- >> another level. >> 72-mile-an-hour winds. look at this woman. the poor thing can't stand in winds like that. southwest douglas park with 72-mile-an-hour winds. a category one hurricane has winds up to 74 miles per hour. you see glass breaking on the buildings. trees toppled. power was out in several areas. it was a windy day with the wind warnings in effect. now we will start to see things ease a bit.
>> dylan, thank you. >> now to the feud with apple and the federal government. the feds say the tech company is refusing the request because the company is worried about its bottom line. nbc's steve paterson has more. >> reporter: the balance with security and privacy is at the core of the dispute with apple and the federal government. friday before giving the opportunity to respond, federal prosecutors argued a judge should force the tech giant to create a program to crack syed rizwan farook's iphone. senior executives are calling the order a dangerous precedent. likening any software to a nuclear bomb that in the wrong hands could threaten the privacy of millions. >> it is just one phone now, but if you build that pathway, others will come looking for it and you cannot control those people and when they use it for good purposes. >> reporter: but prosecutors
apple could maintain custody of the software and does not require a back door or hack its users. saying the refusal is concerned for its business model and marketing strategy. experts say the brand hinges on privacy and the company needs to fight the order to protect profits. all while billionaire candidate donald trump calls for a boycott. >> let apple open up the phones so we find out where these threats are coming from. i said boycott apple until they do it. boycott them. who cares? >> reporter: the case already under way in the court of public opinion. for "today," steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. virgin has rolled out its new spacecraft with sir richard branson leading the way.
the craft is designed to take tourists to the edge of the space. the first spacecraft broke apart during a test flight in 2014. branson hopes the new test flights can begin in a few months. the u.s. women's soccer team is going to the rio olympics. the team clinched a spot last night at qualifying tournament. they won 5-0. they play for the tournament championship tomorrow. both teams know they are headed to the summer games. >> i don't think anyone ever seriously doubted team usa. a look back at the week's biggest stories and the 18-year-old arrested and accused of pretending to be a doctor. plus, why some in miami are urging police officers to boycott beyonce's upcoming
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>> a little controversy over beyonce's song "formation." why some police officers are calling for a boycott. we are back on this saturday morning, february 20th, 2016. look at these folks. a great crowd on rockefeller plaza. we will head outside and say hi to them in a little bit. >> at least 20 degrees warmer than last weekend. >> i would say 60. >> a heat wave. >> it was 1 last weekend. >> it may as well be 90. here is what is making headlines on this saturday morning. a busy day for republicans and democrats. making their final pushes on the primary and caucus day. republicans heading to the polls in south carolina for the primary there. coming up in the next half hour, we will talk live to senator marco rubio about how important today's primary is for him. jared fogle is asking a federal appeals court for a
he was sentenced to 15 years for possessing child porn and paying for sex with underage girls. the u.s. attorney's office has not commented. and talk about the tired feet. hundreds of people taking part in ten states annual dance-athon. they started moving and groving yesterday. the day won't stop for 46 hours. the 700 dancers cannot sleep, they cannot sit during that time. all for a good cause. the money raised benefits pediatric cancer at the hershy's children's hospital. let's start with the recap of the headlines. >> from the big talk on the campaign trail and the latest on other stories. here's what caught our attention. >> the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c. >> nbc's latest national poll showing there's a new
this as trump spins off his latest critics. >> a person who builds walls and not bridges is not christian. >> sanders and clinton are in a dead heat in nevada. and clinton gets booed for attacking sanders at a town hall. >> he doesn't even know what the last two democratic presidents did. and you know what? well, it's true. several down. >> two months after the terror attack that left 14 dead in san bernardino, the iphone used by one of the killers has pitted tech giant apple against the fbi. >> with investigators unable to unlock the popular 5 c like this one, the federal judge ordered apple to create new software to unlock the iphone. >> and tim cook says if it
in the wrong hands, it could unlock any iphone. and a tornado touching down near the rural town of century, florida. to blankets of snow in the east. >> the storm dumped snow and lots of it. fueled by el nio as part of the massive system spanning 1,600 miles up the east coast. >> and in florida, an 18-year-old out on bail after he was arrested and accused of pretending to be a doctor. >> m.d. board exam. no. >> he does insist he has listed valid credentials. >> i went into steps to take to become where i am now. >> an investigation launched in january after a patient said he stole checks from her and forging them for cash. the teenager would not comment on the accusations in detail. the 58th annual grammy
biggest stars. kendrick lamar taking home best rap album and getting a standing o that paid tribute to the black lives matter movement. but a highly anticipated appearance by adele was marred by audio glitches. i believe my heart had >> i was embarrassed to wake up the next morning and people saying we still love you. i said i didn't ask you if you still love me. the german short hair. >> the new top dog. >> a german short haired pointer from california best in show. the 3-year-old beat out 2,700 other dogs. >> pretty dog. >> you were at the grammys. >> i was on the red carpet before watching every a-list star walk by me. >> gaga did not? >> she did. she was dressed in her homage to
to be ten feet from her was incredible. >> you see why sees a star. you see a person and they have that "it" factor. >> she oozed. >> that adele performance. >> i watched it. she said the microphone fell on the piano strings. that made it sound like a guitar and out of tune. >> her voice. i'm sensitive to that. she's adele. job. >> absolutely. >> we still love her. although she doesn't care. let's get another check of >> okay. couple of scattered showers and
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when your kid comes home with a cold or stomach virus, how often do both parents get sick? >> all the time. >> new research shows having a child changes your immune system. a study in the journal found that having a kid radically rewires the immune system of both parents by 50% because they are exposed to a wide range of germs and bugs. i believe that. i just had a thought. for the first time last night, i didn't eat off my little guy. he is eating rice krispy treats. i said let me have a bite. i thought -- >> you are dirty. >> i'm going to pass. >> that's gross. is it your rewiring or is it catching a cold? >> the study says it is rewiring. i'm with you. with the 12 kids that you have
run runny noses are part of life. there's a new twist on one stop shopping. tuna? tattoos anyone? foods. that company launching a smaller chain of stores called 365. the stores will be aimed at shoppers on a budget. whole foods adding a variety of vendors to set up shop in the stores. some of the rumored stores, fashion retailers and tattoo parlors. in a statement, whole foods is happy about the buzz, but we have not officially announced any friends of 365 partners. we anticipate making these announcements very soon. it sounds like a high end walmart. and scientists in london may have sound a simple cure for throbbing headaches.
it is as easy as it sounds. they found holding a pencil between your teeth, go ahead, relaxes muscles in the jaw and that eases tension. you are supposed to bite down on it. >> i am. >> does it help you relax? did you used to bite down on pencils as a kid? i did. headache? a little water. a little tylenol. and ronda rousey apologizeing for a photo. popstart. >> i'll channel sheinelle this morning. >> that's the dance. you got that. a legal battle that rocked the music industry. the singer keisha left the courthouse after a judge ruled against her request to be released from the contract with sony.
alongside dr. luke. in 2014, keisha filed the lawsuit against the producer whose name is lucas gobwald for sexually assaulting her and drugging her. the lawsuit is called defamatory. weird situation for her there. to a potential boycott on beyonce. the miami fop is getting in formation. members of the miami chapter of the national police union voted to boycott the april 26th show at the marlins stadium where she is slated to kickoff her tour. the reason is she used this year's super bowl to divide americans with her black panthers and anti-police message. the miami move comes after praise and protest of the singer for the performance where her dancers wore black berets and belted ammunition.
are week post the this picture promoting her appearance on "the tonight show." fans in the noticed the picture was retouched to make her arm slimmer. ronda is known for positive body image. apologizing to fans and showing the original and retouched photo. ronda said this goes against everything i believe. i'm proud of ever inch of my body. i will assure you it will never happen again. >> i spent time with her last year for a story. that was one of the things she talked mostly about. she was very proud of being a big girl and healthy girl. >> i believe her on that one. up next, another round of would you rather. let me get my pen. i'm nervous. a lot of anticipation. we will see what the producers have in store for us this with advil liqui-gels, you'll ask what body aches?
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your normal day naked, seriously, or fall asleep for a year. no, i'd rather go about any normal day. i would have to suck it up. >> work? >> rather than miss a year of life? you would rather miss a year? a lot in a year. you just going to have to see me. >> you come to work naked. don't do that dance. >> hello! >> would you rather be trapped in an elevator with a bunch of wet dogs or trapped in a group of people with horrible breath? wet dogs. >> would you rather live without music or live without tv? >> don't forget what you do. >> oh, i'd rather live without music. >> right answer. >> otherwise i'd have no job. >> would you rather be forced to say everything on your mind or never speak again? >> i think you would say.
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real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. good morning. super saturday. all eyes on nevada and south carolina today with two high
those states. republicans already at the
polls. democrats preparing to caucus in nevada later today. so much at stake in nevada. while in south carolina, it's an all-out push to get people to the polls. we'll talk live to republican candidate senator marco rubio. direct hit. a huge cyclone equal to a category five hurricane makes landfall on fiji. the monster storm packing winds of more than 175 miles per hour. the entire area under a state of disaster. it will be hours before the full scope of the damage can be seen. and girls with goals. a big win for team usa handily beating trinidad and tobago 5-0 at the olympic qualifying tournament. that means the ladies are headed to the olympics. today, saturday, february 20th,
all you have to go and make me like you >> trip from maryland. >> it's my birthday. >> happy birthday. >> running the central park marathon tomorrow and it's her birthday. >> is it a he or a she? >> it's a girl! >> it's my first time in new york and we're from rhode island. >> i'm turning 9 in new york. >> welcome back to "today" on saturday morning. a growing crowd on the plaza. >> it feels like april. >> we will get out there in a bit. right now, the polls are open in south carolina. that state, of course, near perfect in picking the eventual gop nominee. >> no doubt about it. a big day for both south carolina with the republican primary and nevada for the democratic caucuses. we have you covered on both sides. in a moment, we will speak with
first with hallie jackson with the republican race. good morning. >> good morning. 40 people have come through here in the last hour as candidates get ready for the push in the first in the south primary. donald trump looking to dominate. he is raising eyebrows with controversial comments. a story he told at a rally last night about general john pershing shooting muslims with bullets coated in pig's blood. >> he said he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig's blood and they shot 49 of those people and the 50th person he said you go back to your people and you tell them what happened. and for 25 years, there wasn't a problem. >> trump trying to make a point
rumor tracking web site snopes.com found no evidence to support the story happened. trump amping up attacks after the position on israel. cruz trying to fight off marco rubio for the second place position. rubio's campaign warning its supporters of potential dirty tricks from cruz today. and then guys, you have jeb bush hoping south carolina will not be his last stand as we look ahead to a very busy day voting day in south carolina. sheinelle. >> hallie, thank you. >> senator marco rubio is in south carolina this morning. he joins us live for an exclusive "today" show interview. good morning, sir. >> good morning. >> as we just heard, donald trump yesterday, last night down in south carolina making the controversial comments about the
shooting them in pig's blood. what do we make the of sentiment? >> it is bizarre. i'm sure people were offended. i hope people were offended by that. that's not what the united states is about. it is doubtful that ever happened. i never heard that story before. so, look, we're in a very weird year here. people are saying whatever they want in politics today and there seems to be no accountability. we will focus on our message. we will have a debate over this issue in the next few days. the presidency is a serious job. especially now more than ever. i hope we can focus on the serious aspect of it and not the circus aspect. >> with that said, evangelicals are a large voting block in south carolina. yet, donald trump is leading in the polls. what is your thought on why trump is leading the evangelicals and what is your message to them? >> first of all, let's see what
that's the poll that counts. who cares what somebody said years ago. you ask about evangelical voters. evangelical voters care about the freedom and live out the teachings of our faith. they want our culture to reflect the jeo culture values. they care about the national security. they also work. they have young children and young adults in their family. they care about the c ct of going to college and health care and everything else that matters. our message is the same for everyone. we will return to the principles of limited government and free enterprise and strong national defense defense. if we do that, america has a chance to be better than it has ever been. if we don't, we are the first americans to leave our kids rse off than ourselves. >> senator, jeb bush, you know his brother campaigned for him in the low country. he had his mother campaigning
he finished sixth in iowa. he lost endorsement of governor haley. how is it that you beat jeb bush and knock him out of the race for good? >> we don't deal with that. that's not the way we deal with it. i have tremendous admiration for the bush family and him. i'm not in this race to prevent him from winning. i'm in this racac because i want to be president of the united states. you can go on my web site marcorubio.com. you can see why i'm running. i wish him the best. i still have tremendous personal respect and affection for him and his family. he is a great governor of florida and great man. we will see how it turns out today. >> senator, a lot of folks talking about the endorsement you picked up from governor
you have a lot of republicans backing you. if you don't finish in the top two in the palmetto state, is that considered a loss for your campaign? >> no, i think we need to remember this is a crowded field. there are six people running full scale campaigns here. that is u ually not the case. by the time you get to south carolina, four years ago, everyone knew it was down to mitt romney and newt gingrich. you have five full-time campaigns and john kasich has been in and out of the state and he was second in new hampshire. this is a very different election from any other year. we saw thatfter new hampshire. we will see a bit after south carolina. i think once you get the race down to two or three people, you will have a much clearer more traditional campaign. until then, states like this will be important. for a lot of people, it is about whether you can go on. we are leaving here tonight and
we feel good about the weeks to come. >> senator marco rubio in columbia, south carolina. senator, thank you for your time. good luck. >> thank you. thank you. let's turn to the democrats now. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are running neck and neck. the stakes are so high. we have kristen welker with more. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. secretary clinton and senator sanders spending millions courting african-american voters and latinos. hillary clinton lead has evaporated. clinton topping sanders by 48% to 47%. friday night, both candidates made their closing arguments. >> 10, 20, 30 years from now, people will look back on what
was the beginning of the political revolution. >> so let's go caucus tomorrow. let's get on the path. let's win this election. let's make sure our country stays on the path of progress and into the future. >> reporter: a win here in the state would be critical for clinton to regain momentum from the loss in new hampshire. for a win for sanders, could prove he is competitive in larger diverse states. sheinelle and craig. >> kristen, thank you. a state of emergency declared on the island nation of fiji as cyclone winston makes landfall. the storm is packing 200-mile-an-hour gusts and high waves with the power of the cat five hurricane. cell phone videos shows houses be battered. a judge refused to delay the
the deposition is part of the defamation case against bill cosby by seven women who claimed he defamed them. a fraternity at buffalo state college suspended over a possible hazing death there. the police investigating thing death of the 21-year-old student to determine if something he drank during a hazing ritual was to blame. because of the death, the alpha fi fraternity has been suspend by the school. let's get a check of thenormal person thinks about politics for 5 minutes a week or something to that effect,
a week where i'm not thinking about politics." jada williams supports hillary clinton. "i'm not supporting her because she's a woman. i and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. now to a story of highway robbery. some new video shows thieves targeting the big trucks. it turns out there are safety concerns with what they are stealing inside because it would wind up in your medicine cabinet or table. scott freedman from kxas in dallas has more.
>> reporter: craig, good morning. just one stole especially trailer full of cargo to net thieves $1 million for more. we have exclusive video showing the scope of the crimes and how it is costing us money and why police are struggling to keep up. along the america's highways. 18 wheelers have become million dollar targets for a new breed of bandits fueling a massive black market industry. >> they are running a business. the business is to steal the stuff. >> reporter: a business so big the bad guys now have warehouses that look like walmart. >> all the stuff you want for christmas is what they want. >> reporter: police in grand prairie, texas discovered the shipping center run by a suspected cargo theft ring. palates of soft drinks and other popular products taking by an organized group accused of stealing by truck.
in the video from travelers insurance, thieves use a bolt cutter and crack open the lock and go shopping in search of items they can sell. >> these folks are smart. >> reporter: investigator phillip harriss has seen it all. a truckload of stolen cowboy boots. stolen diet supplements. the most popular are beverages and food. investigators intercepted stolen beef bound for a black market. >> those who steal it, do they care about the date it expires? no. >> reporter: experts say stolen food and drugs are often sold online and at mom & pop stores putting unsuspecting customers at risk. companies that lose cargo pass on the cost charging consumers higher prices.
angeles, dallas, chicago, miami. despite the big losses across the country. most states do not have a statewide cargo theft task force. many local police departments don't have investigators with special training to work cargo gas cases. >> there is low risk that you will get caught in some jurisdiction. >> reporter: so companies are turning to low jack. they track it from a command center. >> 24/7/365. >> reporter: using technology to track the truck if it veers from its route. and bait trailers wired with cameras to catch crooks in action. >> the best thing you can do is keep the cargo moving. >> and on the road, truckers are avoiding extra stops. >> i'm looking for suspicious vehicles that may have been following me for quite a while.
most major highways costing billions. >> we have to start somewhere. we have to fix the problem. >> investigators tell us some cargo thieves stake out warehouses and follow drivers leaving for miles waiting for them to make a stop. others break into cargo yards like this on weekends or at other times when business is slow. in one example in texas, thieves targeted a single trailer of amazon packages worth $2.5 million. craig. >> scott, fascinating story. scott, thank you. it is like somebody out of a mob movie. >> it is scary for the driver. yeah. who knew? up next here on "today" on saturday morning, the latest on the zika virus and how you can
extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands, don't suffer in silence! step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain. tell 'em cedric sent you. this morning in "today's" roundup, we have not heard a lot about zika virus, but should we be concerned? we have dr. natalie azar with the medical headlines. >> good morning, sheinelle. >> let's talk about the zika virus. no zika mosquitoes found in the u.s. yet. where in the u.s. would the virus travel to? >> the people most in danger for
people who will live in the gulf coasts. florida, gulf coast, you can see it on the map southeastern united states. this map is interesting. it extends further up in the northeast. there are two mosquitoes that can transmit. the one most concerned about is the one in the gulf coast. another one that actually does go up a bit higher. it can also transmit zika, but not nearly as efficiently as the egyptii. >> what about couples trying to conceive? >> the counsel we have been giving people based on cdc guidelines, for women trying to become pregnant, they should think about restricting travel to the areas where the zika virus transmission is ongoing. the bigger question with no definite answer is how long the zika virus can live and possibly transmit zika and stay in a man's sperm.
couples trying to conceive if the man had exposure. should they wear a condom for the duration of the pregnancy. >> i under estimated this. millions of men are taking testosterone replacement therapy. $5 billion a year in the market. do these therapies work? >> sheinelle, here is what is interesting. we got the nih studies. we got results from 3 of 7 ongoing studies. the one we are talking about today looked at three outcomes. that is physical function, vitality and sexual function. they found that replacing testosterone using a gel for one year did improve sexual function in men. not dramatically, but little effect on physical function and vitality. it did improve mood a bit. study was too short to draw long term conclusions about the general ability of it.
designed trials to look at this since the institute of medicine charged us in 2003. >> let's more on to something that applies to all of us. lack of sleep. the cdc says one-third of us don't get enough sleep. >> guess where the state had the highest percentage of the best sleep? >> where? >> south dakota. we should move to south dakota. >> it's not here. >> i have to say if you are gegeing less than the recommended roughly seven hours for adults, the long term health could include obesity, hypertension and diabetes. what can you do about that? two of the things i like most are keeping a worry journal. keep that. do that in the beginning of the day. don't do it right at night. if you are not asleep in 30 minutes, get up and read a book. thank you, dr. natalie azar. it may be warmer today, but winter is not over yet. we have ideas to get you through the long nights.
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a good crowd. birthdays. a triplet birthday. i went over and said where is the third triplet. happy birthday nonetheless. married for 45 years. >> nice. >> still speaking to each other? i love it. >> craig, we have a sweet 16. right here. >> happy sweet 16. >> everybody goes awe. >> we all remember the good old days. so much to get to this this half hour. still to come, how pope francis's comments is not the first time he or other folks have taken on politicians. we will lighten up and help you get over winter's last hump. mario armstrong will help you. and cooking up a chicken dish with key ingredientn greedgredients to help you live longer.
the primary dow we always see such lovely signs on the plaza. your's got messy. what happened this morning? coffee. >> yes. they are visiting us. >> i guess by florida standards, it is chilly. you picked a good morning. you should have been here last weekend. that was cold. guys. thank you. i just found out twitter is exploding. everybody wants to know where you got your leather hat. >> really? >> yeah. you don't believe me? >> i'm sure my wife bought it. >> it's sharp as they say. >> thank you. that means a lot. thank you. a lot of people are talking
back at the vatican after the week long visit to mexico. while there, he had blunt comments about donald trump. he is not the first pope to wade into political waters. nbc's anne thompson is at vatican city. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. the vatican is trying to tamp down the furor over the pope's comments. the spokesperson saying the attack. he did not mention trump by name. now like popes before him, he is in the middle of the political debate. pope francis paid at the border as a pastor. but the words on the papal plane sounded political to many. saying a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges is not christian. >> for a religious leader to question a personon faith is disgraceful. >> it wasn't pope francis's intention to get involved in
i think it was donald trump's reaction and other people's reaction is turn this into a political episode. >> reporter: they have a history of smiling, but clashing on policy. john paul ii took issue with clinton and bush for the pro abortion position and the republican for the second iraq war. benedict admonished president obama for supporting abortion and stem cell research. and this past september, francis urged congress to take action on climate change. >> the environmental challenge -- >> reporter: it is not just american politicians. pope francis in 2014 here and last week, he said the church does not need princes.
wheelchair over a person. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. >> reporter: after all, the pope's business is peace, not politics. francis is on the record opposing walls or fences from the partition that separates the palestinian territories from israel or the razor wire fences in hungary to keep out migrants. as for critics who say the vatican has walls, those walls were built in the ninth century. and the heart of st. peter's basilica and square is open to everyone. >> thank you, anne. up next, what earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again asas you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win.
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first up, great gadgets with mario armstrong. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have a lot to do. >> we will wind down with gloves to keep fingers warm. the a-glove allows us to swipe and type on the phone. that is really good. you can do all e-mail and texting. you have the noise hush bluetooth earphone was a mike. you can keep your ears warm and play music. >> and they're warm. >> this is available at the amazon electronic store. they are awesome. >> i want to keep them on. >> it looks great. and seasonal affectiveness disorder. the philips golite blu. it is great. and virtual reality is real.
it is powered by oculus. you can play a ton of games with the family or like i'm doing, i'm swimming under water. it makes me feel like i'm on a virtual vacation. >> as you move left to right? >> i'm seeing everything. sharks and fish and top of the water. only $99. put your android phone in there. >> you never disappoint. thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> dylan, i feel you would like half of these. >> i would like all of them, sheinelle. thank you very much. if it is too cold outside on a saturday night, plenty to do inside. we have tara bench here. i love this for couples who just want to say inside. >> what you can do with your spouse or boyfriend or significant other. it is a blanket fort. it is not just for kids. if you are home and having cabin fever, set up a tent.
the game tournament can go all year. you want snacks and mood lighting. make it fun. >> and if this teepee's rocking. i love e e girl party deeidea. >> spa outings are expensive. you can make your cuticle oil. you can do a facial and nails. >> you need favorite things. you have examples here. >> throw a girls night favorite things party. you can swap your favorite things gifts. everybody brings a gift and swaps it. i would bring chocolate chip cookies. >> i love this thing. this is a shower foam. it comes out like a gel. you mix it with water and it foams up. it has a nice scent.
>> we also have fun with the kids. >> get the family involved. you have bubble art. you mix paint and soap and water and blow. >> okay. >> put it on there. >> you are creating gorgeous art with bubbles. you can frame it. >> that is a great idea. tara, thank you so much. craig, over to you. >> george to the rescue is here. although we have a month of winter left, it is not too soon to get house ready for spring. george oliphant of george to the rescue. we have a quiz of what we should do to get ready. >> dylan says it is a beautiful weekend. a lot of stuff you should do. should you clear out dead tree limbs or wait until spring? >> wait until spring. >> wrong. do it before everything takes root. you want to clear it out now.
allow everything to grow up and be beautiful in the spring. question two, should you climb on the roof to inspect trouble spots? >> inspect from the ground. >> what are you going to do when you get up there? you will not bring the materials. bring binoculars. look for places you think there are trouble and bring in pros to fix. should you wait to clean the attic in the warmer months or now? >> now. >> you nailed it. that's what i'm talking about. most attics don't have air conditioning. you don't want to get up in the summer when it is hot and stifli. do it now before all the heat and dust. >> bonus question. >> should you take your vents off the wall to clean or leave them on. >> good question. take them off. >> leave them on. we will give you a tie. no reason to go unscrewing all
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shallots. all of these things mean we will live a long healthy life with delicious food. >> assuming we don't deep fry it. >> we will brown it in coconut oil which is a healthy fat. i'll put you to work. >> i washed my hands. >> we have kosher salt and i'll have pepper. this is chinese five spice. what we do with this is brown it in coconut oil. i have somom that is browned already. >> can you use coconut oil? >> it is a healthy fat to cook with. if you are doing anything with high oil, it is really good. we have some browned already. the next thing is we will take it out of the pan with the coconut oil. if you add the veggggs in. shallots.
>> we will let them go. they will braze out. >> look at the ladies. of they they are waiting for us to finish. >> they taste so fresh and not greasy. >> clean. >> all of the spices. >> garlic. >> garlic is in. >> what is this? >> it is a nice spice. the nice fenel. add that in. we will add the chicken back in. we will deglaze. that is chinese rice wine vinegar. this is the liquid from the mushrooms. that is really good for the immune system. use the liquid with chicken stock. this is going to go for 25 minutes or so. you add the chicken back in and cover it. after 25 minutes, i'll add in green. we have a ton of different
kale to mustard green. >> what about collards? >> very knewnutritious. we just add in the greens and fresh ginger and turmeric. you can get turmeric. you get all of the nice aromatics. when it comes to l lgevity and long healthy life, one of the factors with a bit of coconut flakes on top. one of the things to reduce inflammatory foods. we have healthy anti-inn anti-inflammatoryies here. you have a lot of stuff for good healthy gut. that's the foundation of our immune system.
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joining ususor this wis special edition of saturday morning, i'm mary king. and i'm len kiese. it's been a whirlwind of a week as the republican campaigned all across our state. now, it ultimately comes down to how many of you vote today. this morning here's how the latest
polling numbers are stacking up. according to the latest nbc news, wall street journal, marist poll...donald trump is still the top candidate gop voters. trtrmp is polling at 28 percent with ted cruz at 23 percent. marco rubio is in third with 15 percent. that's followed by jeb bush at 13 percent, and john kasich and ben carson at 9 percent each. all other recent public polling in south carolina has shown trump with a strong double-digit lead in the state. polls across the state have been open nowowor about 2 hours. our caroline patrickis is in irmo at the ballentine elementary school precinct. our michal higdon is live in lexington county at red michal how is it looking out