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>> join us for the nbc bay area news at 11:00. have a great day. see you seen. good morning, tax day. president trump ready to unveil his much anticipated plan to overhaul the nation's tax system today. the proposal set to include increases to your deductions and major cuts for big business. the question, will it be good for the economy and how does the white house plan to pay for it? holy surprise. during an unexpected t.e.d. talk, pope francis calls on world leaders to be more humble. why he says the world needs a revolution of tender son. hit and run. former "bachelor" star chris soules charged with fleeing the scene after an accident. police say he was in possession
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of alcoholic beverages and containers when he was arrested five hours after that crash. this morning, what his attorney is saying about the case. and the stars are out. we sit town with some of the world's most influential people at the "time" 100 gala. >> when you're alone in your apartment, when you're at home, what would i catch you doing? >> what they're revealing to us about role models, relationships relaxes today, wednesday, april 26, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm not sure we can have that answer for leslie jones for that question. >> it may be something she has to plead the fifth on as evidenced by her face. >> it's always fun to go behind
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the scenes of the "time" gala. let's start on a wednesday morning with a big story. president trump revealing his long-awaited tax reform plan today. how will that change the way you calculate your returns? we start with peter alexander at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. white house aides tell me that today's reveal will be more of a rough draft, an outline, they say, of tax priorities and principles. the treasury secretary steve mnuchin, also the top economic adviser expected to roll out the details this afternoon. the headliner here, the proposed slashing of the business tax rate to 15%. that would apply to big corporations, to small businesses, even real estate firms like trump's. aides tell me the plans will include increase in deductions americans can claim, going significantly higher than the $6300 standard for individuals and $12,6 o o 00 for couples. also being noted, removing the
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popular tax break for contributions to 401(k) retirement plans. this morning already critics are pouncing on the fact that the public has yet to see the president's own tax returns, questioning how president trump would stand to benefit from his own plan. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. cnbc's jim cramer is the host of "mad money." jim, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> let's start with the individuals. the proposal looks to be an increase in the standard deduction. would that be good for the economy? >> i think it would be. i think people have more money in their pocket, that tends to mean they'll spend it more. it's good news. it certainly would make it so our tax returns are easier to make out. >> we all want easy tax returns. of course, there's the question of paying for it. already we're seeing some proposals floated, maybe reducing how much you can deduct for your 401(k), perhaps getting rid of or curbing the mortgage deduction. how is that going to fly? >> the home builders are not
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going to let that happen. they're a very powerful lobby. the 401(k) would be something that americans would hate. it's just the best way we save. why would you take that away? >> i guess the idea is, if you're going to reduce taxes, that revenue is going down. and you have to make up for it somewhere. >> we're conditioned this is the >> later in life, yes, you do. i think people would not regard it as a tax break. >> the biggest terms of a tax cut goes to business. they're proposing, right now, the corporate tax rate is 35%, slashing it to 15%. first things first, do most corporations pay 35%? >> no. the average is 19%. retailers do, some media companies do. several industrials would be big winners here. but no, it's not. >> you cut the corporate tax rate, corporations have more money in their pockets so they put it back in the economy and create more jobs. is that likely to happen? >> many would buy back more stock and increase dividends.
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you could argue that's good for people who own stock, about half of america. i think what would be is there would be businesses that want to do business here and not overseas. we're not competitive. it's a good idea. >> back to the issue, what we're talking about is a huge tax cut. and the question is how do you pay for it if at all. if you don't pay for it, raise spending or raise taxes somewhere else, you go into deficit spending. does that bother you? traditionally republicans don't like deficit spending. >> i have kids. anybody with kids or grandchildren, yes, because it's going to fall on them. if we repatriate the assets from overseas, more than $2 trillion, you get a one-time gain to make it so the president can get something through. it's vital we lower our corporate taxes, but no, we don't want to blow a hole in the deficit. >> jim, thank you very much. you can see jim on "mad money" weekdays on cnbc. >> thank you. the white house plan to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities has taken a big hit from
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a federal judge. but the president is vowing he's not done fighting. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning, president trump is lashing out add the judiciary once again, tweeting earlier this morning, first the court rules against the ban -- the reference to his travel ban -- and now it hits again on sanctuary cities. both ridiculous rulings. see you in the supreme court. it's yet another controversy with the 100-day benchmark looming. this morning, the trump administration is reeling, after being dealt a major blow by another federal judge. this time, over the white house withholding federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, where local governments limit police cooperation with immigration authorities. the judge out of san francisco, calling the president's january 25th executive order unconstitutional. late tuesday, the white house fired back. chief of staff reince priebus saying, it's the ninth circuit going bananas.
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adding, we'll win at the supreme court at some point. this is the third immigration order stopped by federal courts in the president's first 100 days. as that deadline approaches, a new cloud of controversy over ousted national security adviser, michael flynn, facing fresh scrutiny over his foreign business dealings. >> personally i see no information or data to support the negotiation that general flynn complied with the law. >> reporter: the house oversight committee says flynn may have broken federal law by not asking permission or disclosing that in 2015 he was paid nearly $34,000 to attend this dinner for a pro-putin russian television station. nor did he disclose his firm was paid $500,000 to lobby for the turkish government. in a statement, flynn's attorney says flynn briefed the defense intelligence agency which he headed under the obama administration about that russia trip before and after it happened. not good enough for congressional leaders, and they're also questioning the white house this morning, accusing officials here of not
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turning over information about flynn's business ties to congress. >> the white house has refused to provide in committee with a single piece of paper in response to our bipartisan request. and that is simply unacceptable. >> reporter: but the white house insists the obama administration was responsible for most of the requested documents, including flynn's security clearance. >> right now, to ask the white house to produce documents that we're not in the possession of the white house is ridiculous. >> reporter: these new questions about flynn adding yet another layer to the investigation over russia's meddling into the u.s. election. meanwhile this comes amid an unprecedented meeting at the white house, all u.s. senators expected to be briefed by top officials on the latest situation in north korea. matt, savannah. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. in the meantime, ivanka trump is wrapping up her first official overseas trip as a member of her father's administration.
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a quick trip to germany, where she faced some engineers for defending her father's record on women's issues. hallie jackson in berlin for us. she sat down with ivanka trump. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. ivanka trump is looking ahead to her next international trips, shrugging off the scattered jeers this time around. saying afterwards, politics is politics. in berlin, the singe of the spotlight. ivanka trump interrupted on the international stage by a handful of hecklers hissing. >> he's been a tremendous champion of supporting families. >> reporter: at a summit focused of empowering women. >> you hear the reaction from the audience. >> reporter: the focus, at first, on one man, president trump. his daughter asked to defend him and define her role. >> whom are you representing? your father as the president of the united states? the american people? or your business?
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>> well, certainly not the latter. >> reporter: trump, looking to focus instead on pays to empower female entrepreneurs. >> you were on the stage can chancellor merkel who invited you here. there's been talk she is using your relationship to establish a back channel to the president. >> i don't think she's using the relationship. i think she sees me as a woman who is aligned with her on many issues. and i think she has a great relationship with my father. >> reporter: in germany, her father's far from popular. the president's controversial travel ban a stark contrast to germany opening its doors to syrian refugees. ivanka trump, now, going further than her father on whether the refugees should be let into the u.s. >> i think there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening. and we have to come together and we have to solve it. and you know -- >> reporter: would that include
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opening the borders to syrian refugees to in the u.s.? >> that has to be part of the discussion. that's not enough in and of itself. >> reporter: trump, promoting policies like expanded child care and paid leave, calling for bipartisan backing. >> i'm hopeful that legislation is put together. and i'm a big advocate. >> reporter: her title, assistant to the president. her label? >> who is a feminist on the panel? >> reporter: feminist and fierce defender of her father. >> i do think there's an obligation upon us and upon all women to support and to hold each other up and to be inclusive. >> reporter: as trump works to refine her role, there are questions about whether he talk on empowering women in the workforce will turn into action. trump says her father's tax reform rollout today will include child care tax breaks, one of her signature issues on the campaign trail. >> hallie jackson in berlin, thank you. here's the story that kristin welker mentioned. the entire senate will go to the white house for a briefing on north korea today. it comes amid growing tensions
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in that region. the u.s. military has started to move parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in south korea. the move triggered protests by hundreds of local residents. the u.s. and south korean militaries had a firing drill features dozens of tanks and fighter jets. that exercise coming a day after north korea held its own major live fire drill. now troubling new findings when it comes to your safety on the nation's roads. a report just out this morning, raising alarms now about drugged driving. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer with that story. >> reporter: good morning. the governor's highway safety association compiled the research. and it shows a disturbing trend. fatal accidents on the road now involve more drivers using drugs than alcohol. and the problem is only getting worse. the numbers are sobering. they call it drugged driving.
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and according to a study out this morning, in 2015 drugs were present in 43% of fatally injured drivers. >> for the first time, there are more dead drivers showing positive for drugs than for alcohol. >> reporter: while the study includes all category of drugs, illegal and prescription, the numbers are especially concerning, say experts, in the 29 states and washington, d.c., where at least some form of marijuana is now legalized. mary gaston knows those statistics have real people attached to them. her son, blake, was killed in 2015 by a driver high on medical marijuana. >> there's no corresponding attention being paid to the consequences to the fact that we've chosen as a society to legalize marijuana. >> reporter: the new study found that with many drugged drivers, combining two or more substances, the danger on the road may be more prevalent than
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ever. nearly a quarter of all adults admit to using marijuana. >> they think they're safe. but marijuana affects reaction time. that's important when you're driving. >> reporter: unlike alcohol, there are no standardized roadside tests for drugs, which can impact drivers differently. multiple states are instituting programs to help police determine if drivers are under the influence of drugs. for now, catching impaired drivers isn't easy. and it's costing more lives than ever before. right now, there are three types of roadside drug tests available. but developing a marijuana breath test is ongoing and likely several years away. the new study suggests more money should be spent on training police on how to spot drugged drivers. matt and savannah, back to you guys. >> thank you. bill cosby speaking out for the first time in more than two years. in an interview with nnpa news wire, cosby confirmed he is blind, a claim made by his
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attorneys last october. the former television star is set to go to trial in june on a sexual as salt charge. he declined to address his on going legal battles. cosby's youngest daughter evan is speaking out in his defense. in a new commentary she wrote the harsh and hurtful accusations that supposedly happened 40 or 50 years ago and that have been carelessly repeated as truth without allowing my dad to defend himself and without requiring proof has punished not just my dad, but every one of us. pope francis made a surprise appearance at the international t.e.d. talk on tuesday and urged leaders to act humbly. saying he hoped that the technical innovation would not leave people behind. that 18-minute video was filmed in vatican city and it was broadcast to the audience in vancouver. the pope said how wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological
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innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. here with his most humble forecast of the day. welcome back. nice to see you. >> good to be seen. you don't want to see what's been going on in the carolinas. they've had some massive flooding. this is raleigh, north carolina. what a mess. and the rivers there are still rising, even though the rain has ended. a lot of high water rescues. and winter's not done yet, either. look at south dakota. there you have it. mt. rushmore. is that matt on the side? i couldn't tell. looking at half a foot of snow around parts of the dakotas and more coming today. we have severe weather to talk about. severe thunderstorm watches from arkansas into texas. thunderstorm warning in dallas. the watches go until 1:00 this afternoon. 12 million people at risk for strong storms, tornadoes likely for arkansas and louisiana later this afternoon. that's when everything really starts firing up, from 1:00 until about 6:00 in the evening, chicago all the way down into
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louisiana. we're looking at strong storms, damaging winds. oklahoma to arkansas could see three to five inches of rain. but a wide swath from chicago all the way down into little rock. and the backside of the system, looking at snowfall amounts from six to eight inches from the dakotas into northern minnesota and parts of wisconsin. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. >> and that's your latest next 30 seconds. 's...come get me. ♪ don't let the ice cold, deliciously refreshing coke down. it's waiting for you. and the clock is ticking. so go now - like, right now and get any size soft drink for just $1. only at mcdonald's. ♪ good wednesday morning.
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i'm kari hall. cloudy skies and low visibility and fog. it's 57 degrees right now in the peninsula. and the tri-valley also seeing low clouds and in san francisco, drizzling. it's 55 degrees. we're seeing the light rain in the north bay. as we go into this afternoon, the stays cloudy and temperatures a little on the cool side for some spots like the peninsula and the tri-valley. highs in the mid 60s there. up to 65 in the north bay. and san francisco today will be up to 61. >> thank you. >> coming up, a former bachelor star arrested, accused of causing a deadly accident and then fleeing the scene. this morning, what his lawyer is saying about. charges. then, is their app spying on you? the major class action lawsuit facing popular headphone maker bose. first, this is "today" on nbc. nbc.
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==topvo== a little la t a very good morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a little later this morning, the man behind the 2012 oikos university shooting rampage will appear at the alameda county superior court. his appearance has been a long time coming. today's plea hearing for 48-year-old one goh comes less than a week after a judge found him competent to stand trial. goh is accused of killing seven people in a mass shooting on the oikos campus. legal proceeders were delayed because a believed in 2013 that goh was not fit to stand trial. due to signs of paranoid schizophrenia. i want to check the forecast now. we have kari hall. a little cloudy out there. or a lot. >> you can barely see anything
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as we get a look at the golden gate bridge. the visibility is low. we have light rain and then 58 degrees. we're not seeing this all around the bay area visibility is clear in palo alto as you head out, and temperatures there also in the upper 50s. we're seeing that all around the bay area. then as we go through the day, after some drizzle, cloudy and it will be clearing out tomorrow morning. up to 67 degrees, and that warming trend continues into the weekend. inland areas will be much warmer by the weekend, we're in the low 80s with bright sunshine. mid 80s for the start of next week. >> the roadways are moving well. but sometimes they're harder to see because of the low clouds. i want to show you another issue on the peninsula, the san mateo bridge, over toward 101, we see slowing there. let's show another thing on the san mateo bridge, mist on the lens there. again, that may cause damp roadways. golden gate bridge, bay bridge, and here, the san mateo bridge. back to you. >> thank you very much.
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we'll be back with another local news update in a half hour. have a great morning.
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♪ hi, everybody. 7:30 on a wednesday morning, 26th of april, 2017. stop me if you've heard this before. >> what? >> it's raining outside. >> enough already. >> i know. a gloomy start. look at those cute faces. ponchos and umbrellas. we're going to step outside, hair-dos be darned. >> have you seen the forecast for saturday? >> i was out there. they don't care it's raining. they don't care. how about that? >> love that. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside matt lauer and hoda. let's get a check of the weather -- the weather. the headlines. >> i'm ready to go. it's fabulous. i'm sorry. >> a federal judge has issued a nationwide injunction blocking president trump's attempt to
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withhold funding from sanctuary cities, local governments that limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. the ruling is in a lawsuit filed in san francisco. they were slamming that decision as an egregious overreach. speaking of the white house, a rare meeting taking place there today. all 100 sitting senators have been invited to attend a briefing on north korea, by secretary of state rex tillerson and james mattis, of is joint chiefs. the president suggested the venue be the white house. ? it's a good idea to -- this guy is doing it outside of a dunkin' donuts in philly. he wasn't out for a jag. you see him? >> he's on the corner. >> moments later, he jumped over the counter and robbed it. then, he sprinted away. police are trying to identify the suspect. stretch out before a robbery.
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>> next, he will do tree pose or something. >> exactly. >> wow. >> i've seen it all. >> yes, we have. now guys, to the serious legal trouble facing"bachelor," is out on bond, after allegedly leaving the scene of a deadly crash. >> he is karl idarling. >> reporter: chris soules, making a different kind of appearance in an iowa courtroom. charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. >> have you received the happy of the complaint? >> make sure you speak up. >> yes, i have. >> reporter: police say the 35-year-old reality star, famous for starring in "the bachelor," was behind the wheel of his pickup trump, when he rear-ended a tractor, rolling it over in the ditch. >> the driver of the tractor is unconscious in the ditch.
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>> reporter: authorities say soules fled the scene. >> one of the subjects that was involved took off. i believe the name of the subject is going to be chris soules. >> reporter: soules was arrested five hours later near his farm. and was in possession of alcoholic beverages or containers. the complaint does not indicate whether or not he was intoxicated. the tractor driver, 66-year-old kenneth mosher died, despite efforts to save him. >> we tried hard. it just wasn't happening. >> reporter: mosher leaves behind a wife, two sons and three grandchildren. >> unfortunately in a small community, everyone knows everyone. >> reporter: soules' attorney says the reality star is devastated to know of mosher's death. and his thoughts and prayers are with his family. the tv star game in the limelight, appearing on the
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tenth season of "the bachelorette" where he placed third. the fan favorite was brought back the following year as "the bachelor." >> i could potentially be meeting my future wife. >> reporter: the 29-year-old whitney bishop, proposing on air. the two split shortly after. in the years since, soules has been on social media, living life in iowa. the former-turned-tv star, facing a different kind of reality. iowa court records shows that soules was convicted of driving while intoxicated a decade ago. he faces five years in prison, the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash. there's no word if he was intoxicated in this crash. al, now it is your turn. it's good to know you're ready at all times. >> hold on. >> you're limbering up. >> do a down dog, real quick. >> the dog goes down. he just can't get back up.
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that's the problem. we got a lot of moisture. look at this 6,000 miles the moisture coming out of the pacific and into the pacific northwest with a lot of rain. going to cause mountain snows, as well. the good news is, it's going to be relatively light, maybe half an inch or less. here in the northeast, they have the system spinning around, all the way up into boston. airport delays, low visibility, not a lot of fun out there. the rest of the country, looking at more wet weather. southwest, nice and dry. severe storms and flooding in the mid mississippi river valley. beautiful weather in t good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. this will be the last day we'll have to deal with the clouds and the light rain around the bay area. looking now at palo alto. 57 des. it's 56 degrees from pleasanton with low clouds and low visibility in san francisco.
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that's the view of the golden gate bridge, and the north bay, 55 degrees with that view in tiburon. highs today reaching into the mid to upper 60s, which is cooler than average. we'll only see a few peeks of sunshine as we go throughout the afternoon. >> don't forget. get that weather anytime you need it. check out the weather channel on table. finally, all of those people who enjoy the look of mud-stained jeans -- really? are there a lot of those people? mud-stained jeans, wait until you see how much those cost. first, a lawsuit against audio tech giant bose. is it
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settings. bose says it does gather information on what customers are listening to, only to improve its products. the troubling questions, are your headphones -- is the headphone app, listening to you while you listen to them? whatever your play list in music, ed sheeran, sam hunt, or dizzy gillespie, should your play list be private or part of someone else's data base? >> there's stuff that should remain private. but concerning music, i think it's a neat thing. >> not if i don't know about it. that's rude. so, it's a little invasive. >> reporter: in chicago, kyle zach says no one has any business knowing what he listens to without his permission. he's suing bose for transmitting his data to a third-party data collector. >> this is wrong and this suit is being brought because my privacy is not some treasure trove to be pilfered. and kyle zach is not some giddy socialite to be dissected and sold to corporations.
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>> reporter: privacy advocates say, what we listen to, from music to audio books, to podcast lectures can reveal a lot about us. our age, emotional state, religion, political party and sexual orientation. when computer specialist shawn davis looked at the bose music app, he discovered every time the app was used, it transmitted data to a third party. >> we noticed, wow, every song and the title, the serial number, all that information was sent. >> reporter: now, a class-action lawsuit accuses bose of violating the wiretap act and privacy laws. >> people thought they were buying wireless headphones. they didn't understand that bose had a totally different idea in mind, that they were going to track everything that people were listening to, and then send it on to data miners. >> reporter: on its website, bose acknowledges it collects information. and the play list information doesn't contain names and is not
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sold. it uses the information to make improvements. >> to understand how the app is functioning, to understand how its customers are using its products and services and to diagnose problems that might exist with the app, if for example, it crashes. >> reporter: while it may only be music and podcasts, it could be part of a growing data base on each one of us. so, while bose is not sending customer names to a third party, it has the master list that matches names to registration numbers. is this any different from apple or google, which know what we download? the man who is suing says yes, because they're up front about what they share and what they don't share. bose, it tells nbc news, it is reconsidering its privacy policies. back to you. >> tom, thanks. >> wait until they get aload of
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♪ we're back. 7:48, with the announcement that has stunned the world of nascar. >> legendary driver, dale earnhardt jr. had a news conference tuesday and revealed his plan to retire at the end of the season. it's the end of an era for nascar. >> i want to thank everybody for making me feel pretty incredible today. >> reporter: racing icon dale earnhardt jr. announcing his retirement at the end of this season, after nearly 20 years in the seat. >> i wanted an opportunity to go out on my own terms. >> reporter: his competitive driving style earned him his first daytona win in 2004. and then, ten years later, he
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did it again. earlier this year, earnhardt dropped by the plaza overseeing our "today" soapbox race, where he talked about being hit with a series of driving-related concussion and was asked about retiring. >> i still have some racing left in me. and candidn't want to have regr. >> reporter: as the face of racing, dale jr. has been voted the most popular driver 14 times. appearing in ads. music videos. and movies. >> hey, dale. >> can i get your autograph? >> reporter: racing is in his blood, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, ralph, and his father, dale senior. but in 2001, tragedy instruct when dale sr. died in an accident at daytona. he spoke with me on "today" saying his father's accident
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didn't discourage him. >> i don't feel danger or at risk when i get in the car. >> reporter: now, a racing legend is saying farewell on his terms. he is a great guy. and that is a racing family. i'm sure that was a difficult decision for him. >> surprised a lot of people. >> sure did. dylan is in the orange room. >> do you is reaction to this racing news? >> lots of reaction toti the racing legend's retirement. jeff gordon tweets, proud of what dale jr. has establiaccomp and what he meant to nascar. kyle busch says, congrats on a great career. finish strong. thanks for all you have given the sport, and best to you aiming with the next chapter in your life. and earnhardt's wife writes, i'm proud of dale for working so hard to get back and even prouder for his courage and self-awareness to make the decision. i'm sure god has plans for him and us. so many online are sharing their
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respect for his decision and what he has done for this sport. guys? >> think about the injuries, especially to the head. >> yeah. a lot of impact there. >> he wants to leave on his own terms. makes sense. thank you, dylan. coming up, who is the most ini influential person in the lives influential person in the lives of the most influential people? bryan denton: we spent almost the entirety of the next 10 hours under fire. you know, everybody was very focused, looking out the window, scanning for car bombs. being outside of a vehicle was suicide. to say that i wasn't operating at a constant level of fear, i'd be lying to you. if i didn't believe in the importance of journalism, i wouldn't be able to continue to do this work. ( ♪ ) i'm bryan denton, photojournalist for the new york times. h! heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka seltzer heartburn relief chews. they work fast and don't taste chalky.
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it's 7:56 on this wednesday morning. a lot of clouds, mist, and drizzle. we're feeling that right now in san jose as we take a live look outside. we're also getting some fog in the tri-valley. here's a look at dublin. so allow some extra time to get to work or school this morning. then we'll see the temperatures starting out on the mild side and holding into the upper 60s as we go throughout the afternoon. up to 66 degrees in palo alto. 65 in oakland, and napa today up to 68 degrees. in san francisco, 61 with the drizzle continuing through most of the day. this all clears out by tomorrow with some sunshine, some warmer temperatures. we continue to warm over the next severals, and even into next week. several days of some dry weather, and it will feel like summertime for the inland areas by this weekend. let's head over to mike for an update on the morning commute. >> things have been moving pretty well, low clouds and fog around the area, but no major complications as we look at the
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speed sensors. we do have slowing on the upper east shore freeway and the walnut creek interchange for south 680. i want to show you our live camera at oakland where i saw flashing lights traffic up toward high street. chp has no reports there, but we do see some additional slowing, and a lave camera in the peninsula shows you a slower drive southbound, around university, and stalled tanker truck on the top side there, northbound, that's getting some help now. >> thank you very much, mike. at 7:57, happening now, the suspect in the oikos university shooting rampage five years go will be in court for a plea hearing. it follows a judge's decision last week that found him competent to stand trial. >> some new chipotle lovers may find hard to stomach hackers targeted the chain's payment system. a three-week period investigators believe may have left customers vulnerable. more news coming up in about a half hour.
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(vo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, "time's" most influential. willie goes behind the scenes at the gala. celebrating this year's honorees. where they answer our three big questions. from the serious -- >> my mom was the biggest influence. she taught me how to be a woman. >> to the silly. >> i googled nuclear codes. >> are they on google? >> no. plus, opening up, erin moran's husband shares details on the star's brief but intense battle with cancer that ultimately took her life. what he's revealing this morning. and bad idea jeans. the internet is buzzing over nordstrom's $450 fake mud jeans.
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are they a wash? or the next big fashion trend, "today," wednesday, april 26th, 2017. >> i know where you guys are from. but why are you here? >> we're here to tell our friends and family -- it's a girl. >> you guys are here from -- >> columbus. >> l.a. >> ohio. ♪ >> oh, yes. we got a beautiful couple from -- >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> we're here with the red cross. what are you guys celebrating? >> it's red cross giving day. >> it's raining -- >> but we don't care. >> it's raining. >> but we don't care. >> no, we don't. >> it is 8:00, now, on this wednesday morning. it's the 26th day of april,
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2017. and we get these days every once in a while. to each life, a little rain must fall. >> april showers bring may flowers. >> can we show the baby? >> who is this? this is baby adalaide. >> so cute. >> so cute. >> where are you from? >> from london. but i live here in new york. >> okay. and the accent. it's all part of it. so cute. >> i like her little snuggle suit. can i get in there? coming up, a new round of helpful tips from dr. oz and joy bauer if you're looking to drop a couple of l.b.s before the summertime. here's the news at 8:00. >> reporter: i'm peter alexander at the white house, where president trump's team is expected to reveal his tax reform plan, what aides say will be a broad outline of principles.
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the headliner, massive tax cuts to big and small businesses, slashing their tax rate to 15%. that's a cut that would extend to real estate empires like mr. trump's. the plan will increase deductions that americans can claim going significantly higher than the $6,300 standard for individuals. it's $12,600 for couples. what's left is to pay for the cuts. critics warn they can blow a hole in the deficit. to be clear, this plan is far from final. and democrats are pouncing, saying the fact that the public has yet to see the president's own tax returns raises questions about how he would stand to benefit from his own plan. this morning, president trump is lashing back after his latest setback in the courts, telling a federal judge's ruling ridiculous after the judge ruled against the white house, withholding money from sanctuary cities, that's where the local governments limit the
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cooperation between police and federal immigration authorities. president vowing he will appeal to the supreme court. to be clear, he tweeted this morning, attacking the ninth circuit court of appeals, when it was a federal judge from the district court that blocked that order. back to you. peter, thank you very much. gusty winds pose a big challenge for firefighters, trying to contain a new brush fire that broke out overnight in the phoenix suburb of mesa, arizona. heavy smoke forced officials to close a stretch of the bush highway. that's a main route to popular hiking and camping areas. resources already stretched thin by a much larger fire that's been burning south of tucson. the 20,000-acre saw mill fire has forced about 100 people to leave their homes. the husband of former "happy days" star, erin moran, is sharing details about his wife's battle with skin cancer. on a message on scott baio's facebook page, he describes their last moments together.
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here's nbc's joe fryer. >> why don't you take your hair out and get the oil changed. >> reporter: her career started with "happy days." but erin moran's life ended with many painful ones. in a heartfelt letter, husband steve fleischmann is opening up about moran's cancer. a private battle that lasted five months after she was diagnosed. it started in november. erin woke up and had a dime-size bloodstain on her pillowcase. she said i think i bit my tongue. but the problem got worse and it was squamous cell carcinoma. moran started radiation and chemo. but fleischmann says it got so bad so fast. by february, she could no longer speak or eat or drink. she had a feeding tube implanted. i fed her six to eight times a day. she was happy. she was active. she texted people on her phone all day. by last friday, she was having trouble breathing. and on saturday, he says, she was there watching tv in bed. i laid down next to her, held her right hand in my left.
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i fell asleep, woke up about an hour later, still holding her hand and she was gone. she was just gone. indiana authorities confirm this week, complications of stage iv cancer likely caused moran's death. fleishman said the coroner told him, the cancer had likely spread to her spleen. she had a lot of fluid in her lungs and part of her brain was infected. as a teenager, moran rose to fame in the '70s, playing joanie cunningham on "happy days" and later on "joanie loves chachi." she spent her later years out of the spotlight. seen here at an indiana trailer park in 2012. the same city at age 56 her fight with an aggressive cancer tame to a surprisingly quick end. joe fryer, nbc news. >> difficult ending. just ahead, an interesting one. what is the last thing you searched online? would you fess up to it? the stars at last night's "time" 100 gala did.
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and our rossen reports team goes in search of the dirty truth. >> good morning, i'm jeff rossen. >> coming up, it's spring cleaning time. but so many of us are doing it work. missing spots where bacteria and germs can breed. making us sick. i'm pulling up the bacteria meter and the test swabs and testing my own home, next. as after a dvt blood clot,ital i sure had a lot to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital,
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we're back. it's 8:10. every year, "time" magazine comes out with a list of 100 most influential people in the world. >> the honorees are celebrated at a gala here in new york. and willie was there last night. >> as you know, our "today" show interview room has become a traditional that "time" 100 gala. we take three questions and have the night's guests answer them. the stars included viola davis, ryan reynolds and leslie jones. this is the look of the faces defining our world today, at the
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intersection of accomplishment and acclaim. icons of all walks of life, expanding our views of how we see the world. you are one of "time's" most influential people. who was the most influential person in your life? >> my mom. she taught me how to be a woman. she's my first example. >> reporter: what would she think about you sitting here with these accolades, your mother. >> i have one of those mothers that says, i have five other children. i don't have just one child. >> probably mom is influential. she's standing behind -- right there. hi, there. yeah. there she is. she's one of the most influential people in my life, for sure. she raised four men. four boys that became men. and you know, there's every right to end each of those relationships in a messy stabbing death. >> definitely my parents. my mother and my father. i can't pick one without the other. you know, my dad was the reason that i'm funny. my mom was the reason i'm a hard
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worker. >> my parents. without a doubt. they sacrificed a lot to give me every opportunity that i could get my hands on. >> definitely my mother, who can still -- it doesn't matter whether you make it into the "time" 100 or what have you. with one comment she can bring you back down to earth. such as, if people could only see the way you look in the mornings versus how you look when you go out to events, they would really be shocked. >> you need that person, though. >> you never have to worry about me getting too big a head, ever. >> reporter: next question, leslie. what's your favorite thing to do when you're alone? when you're alone in your apartment, when you're at home, what would i catch you doing? oh. did i ask a personal question? >> what do you see ryan reynolds doing? running full-speed wearing nothing but black socks. >> "game of thrones." >> reporter: oh. >> that moment when you get
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down, like on the couch and you're like, i don't think anybody's here. i'm just going to catch up on that "gilmore girls" revival. >> sitting in the jacuzzi, right? >> reporter: that's an activity. last question, last thing you googled? >> last thing i googled was, heart, the band heart. to be totally honest. >> wow, why? >> i was looking up a song. i was looking up a song. i believe it was "alone." i think is the song. i also googled nuclear codes and surprisingly, not a lot of info on that. nothing. no. >> i'll tell you the last thing i remember, pasta el moro. i was looking that up to make it for my daughter. >> reporter: did you pull it off? >> she loved it. and it tasted like crap. >> the last seven things i googled was myself. before that -- >> it was the guy who is one of "time's" most influential.
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his name is riff -- >> riz. >> reporter: he was the last person sitting in that chair. >> my psychic ability has been confirmed. >> reporter: that's incredible. what's the last thing you googled? >> hot, red ears. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> i have lice or early men pause or high blood pressure. or an allergy. none of the results were good. >> reporter: your ears look good now. i think you recovered. >> they came back down to normal, after i took a ben dred. >> you never know what you're going to get when you ask what someone googled. >> never google your own disease. nothing good. >> she's joining nbc in a month. i hope it's not lice. >> or contagious. >> exactly. >> get the hazmat suit out. >> are you going to stick around for "trending"? >> yes. >> you're perfect to be with us today.
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nobody loves a fresh, crisp pair of blue jeans like willie geist. the faded kind where he has them pressed. >> iron my jeans, yes. >> willie, would you consider buying this pair of jeans? nordstrom is selling fake mud-splattered jeans. >> come on. >> they look like you've been rolling around at a tractor pull all day long. >> i'll bet they're cheap. >> you want to know the price tag? $425. this went viral. nordstrom says the jeans embody rugged americana workwear. the caked-on muddy clothing shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty. i think it's distressed denim. mud to paint. and there's one picture in there. look at those jeans. but look at his sneakers. that's a contrast. >> the paint didn't get on those. >> willie g.? >> this is so bad, it almost has
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to be a p.r. stunt. who would buy those? >> remember the rock nordstrom was selling for $100 at christmasti christmastime? >> would anyone ever earnestly buy those? no. >> i don't know. >> kids, let's move on. we're done with that. it's over. a piece of video you're going to flip for. check out this epic baseball play. >> this is awesome. >> toronto blue jays chris cog lynn, it was -- saw what he did. a complete somersault over the catcher on his head. >> impressive. >> to score. >> lands on the plate. >> that's a 10. the judges give a 10 to that. amazing. >> who is the catcher? molina? he was just here. savannah, it was molina, right? >> it was molina. i would know him anywhere. i don't know if i can top that. but we love a good animal video
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around here. this one will not disappoint. a man in puerto rico, who gets up close and personal with a stingray. take a look. >> what was that? >> look at that. >> dud it punch him? >> he was swimliming. apparently, he dislocated his jaw. he never made his bed growing up and he gave a really bad noogy. and i know that because that's my brother. >> really? >> that's my brother. >> who was shooting it? >> my niece. we're going to believe what she said. she is 14 and experimenting with the camera. yeah. >> wow. >> is he okay? >> he is. i mean, he said it hurt. he sent me the video and said, yes, that me. and yes, it hurts. and i wrote back, not how are you doing? can i put it on the "today" show. but then, the girl called and
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convinced him. >> glad he's okay. gets hit by a stingray. >> can we move on now? let's do "pop start" now. we begin with chris pratt. he doesn't like taking selfies with fans and for an interesting reason. he tells "cigar aficionado." i don't take pictures with people because it's not about enjoying the moment. it's about stealing the moment to brag about it later. instead of posing for pictures, pratt says, he likes to bargain and settle on a handshake. but people will take the picture anyway. i agree with that. >> you do? >> yeah. i feel like sometimes in the moment, you're taking the picture -- >> missing it. >> not saying hello you're taking the picture with. >> if you have the picture, you can savor it. now, to "frozen 2," the official release date for the hit movie sequel was announced. mark your calendars for november 27th, 2019. elsa and company return, with a
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soundtrack that you will have stuck in your head for months. >> going to hear that song coming out of his dressing room, every morning. >> you don't play it quietly, either. >> thanks, alexa. now, to "the lion king." the classic is making its way to the big screen. it will be in theaters in 2019. two big stars are in talks to voice some of our favorite characters. seth rogen as pumba and billy iker in as to moan. james earl jones reprising his role as mufasa. that's my favorite movie of all-time. thanks, dylan. i had another topic -- >> it's over. moving on to matt. >> hoda says we have to move on. >> that's a ron bergronburg b d.
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>> mr. roker? "today's weather" is brought to you by cosequin joint supplements. weep them moving. >> that's what happens when they shut down the grid. anyway, you can look right now. a severe thunderstorm watch from arkansas to texas. and we severe thunderstorm warnings from dallas, paris, texas, into the border there. and we have a risk of strong storms today. 12 million people under some risk of supercells with dangerous lightning, hail and wind. and the risk for tornados in arkansas and louisiana, as well. rainfall amounts, three to five inches, stretching from chicago all the way to little rock. the rest of the country, more wet weather in the pacific northwest. mountain snows making their way through the rockies. rain and fog in good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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we still have the cloudy skies and the mild start to the day. in san jose it's 60 degrees and it's 59 degrees in palo alto. in pleasanton 56 degrees and also 56 from tiburon, that's our view. we are looking now at some low clouds that will stay with us throughout the day. at times expect some light showers, some mist and drizzle and low visibility in spots. a look at the view across the golden gate bridge. we can barely see anything there. expect more of that throughout the day. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you so much. now, to "rossen reports" and more of our series "the dirty truth." this morning, all about the hidden jirms in your home as we speak. >> brace yourselves. jeff rossen is here. >> reporter: good morning. it's spring cleaning time. this is a good time for this we hit the common spots, scrubbing the shower, cleaning the kitchen. al, you're all over that. >> absolutely. >> reporter: many of us are missing spots that are breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria,
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places you may never check. but have no fear, in mothis mor i'm putting on the rubber gloves and doing the dirty work. that didn't sound right, did it? >> no. >> reporter: to show you the places you're misses. let's start testing. i'm swabbing surface after surface. i'm nervous to get the results. checking my home for dangerous bacteria. look familiar? that is hideous. last year, i showed you the disgusting hidden mold where i live. that's black mold. that was pretty bad. now, something new. i can't believe i'm diastolic this again. thankfully, this time, we're not checking for mold. we're looking around for hidden germs and bacteria, hiding in places you never think to check or clean, even if your house does look spotless, if i say so myself. we have the bacteria meter here and the test swabs. health experts say anything over 100 on this is considered a
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fail. let's check my home and see what we find. i start where so many germs get in, the front door. >> i make my kids take the shoes off and put them here. i don't want them to track dirt through the house. we're about to see why. i'm going to swab the shoes here. maybe i'm proven wrong and i'm just a nagy dad. put it in. break it, shake it. see what we get. 290. nearly three-times higher than the acceptable limit. gross. i told you kids not the track the dirt through the house. i knew it. i'm right. >> reporter: on to the next spot. experts say we overlook, the toothbrush holder. i start swabbing my kids'. and from the looks of it, i'm already nervous. please, please. 587. nearly six-times higher than the acceptable limit. and this is disturbing especially because my kids use these brushes to clean their
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mouths, with bacteria. we'll be cleaning this. robert glater is an e.r. doctor. what do you make of our results? >> not surprised at all. >> reporter: i swab all over the house. and the results aren't pretty. but the most mind-numbing number is next to come, at this next forgotten spot. check the fridge. get in here and move the takeout out of the way. chinese, better the second day. you heard it here first. swab all over the shelf here. you wouldn't believe it if i didn't show you. 904. that's -- that's really disgusting. nine-times higher than what experts call a fail. nine-times higher than it should be. where i keep my food. experts say raw meat and spilled milk, some of the foods left behind on your shelves. combined with cold temperatures, they create the perfect storm for bacteria to thrive.
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brass tax, can this make me sick in. >> it can make you very sick. like e. coli and salmonella. >> reporter: it's serious? >> it's very serious. >> reporter: looks like i better stop swabbing and start cleaning. savannah gets a zinger in before we come back. here's a place that so many us forget to clean. the laundry basket. you put the dirty clothes in. you clean them but you put them back in. you have to clean the laundry basket every couple of days with hot water and soap. >> you're just putting clothes in there. >> a lot of people put them back in to sofold them. >> al roker cleans his bathtub out after every using. >> you do? >> tell us the rest of the story. he won't be able to go home. >> thank you. thank you. thanks for that. might as well tell the whole
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thing, blabber mouth. >> you should get to hear what we say. >> they just did. ahead this morning,i )m ... ==vo== for people who live along the caltrain corridor .. this may be e i'm laura garcia-canon. for people who live along the caltrain corridor, this may be one trade that's worth it. today the transit agency is starting a noise reduction project in san carlos. crews will use rail mountain grinders to try to smooth out defects up and down the rail line. in the short term it means some neighborhoods may be noisier while that work is being done and that is supposed to happen during the late night and early morning hours. but in the long term, the trains are expected to run more quietly. the work is expected to take three weeks to complete. it will be a good thing if you can hammer through the moment. let's check the morning commute with mike. how's it looking? >> it's looking good. we're looking where we had this disabled tanker truck. it just cleared and that might
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be why we had a quick traffic break on 101 at university so it should improve here. looking at your maps, slower drives the north through the south bay and through hayward, it's oakland, 880 and 580 where we have a lot more flow of traffic and a live look past the coliseum shows northbound 880 really gumming up around high street where there was an earlier incident and another just cleared so that stretch from about 98th to high street is the slowest stretch for 880. at the bay bridge toll plaza of course metering lights are on. >> we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. hey allergy muddlers
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♪ good morning, everybody. it's 8:30. it's wednesday, the 26th of april, 2017. and we have hearty souls on our plaza. >> yes. not one person is leaving. we like this. >> i know. thank you for standing out in the rain with us. we appreciate it. coming up later, we're going to teach you how to -- or help you how to eat healthy and find out why you're pigging out all night and waking up in the morning and feeling that way. dr. oz and joy bauer are going to fix all that. and they say they're going to get you ready for swimsuit season. do you do britainge eating? >> every once in a while. and cautionary tales, before you visit one of the stand-alone
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emergency rooms. these are popping up all over the country. if you're not careful, you could walk away with a hefty bill. >> time to go in on the mother's day gifts. those that need an inspirational list, pick up this week's "people" magazine. >> savannah contributed her mother's day gift ideas, with some people you might recognize. all to jump-start your shopping. >> was that aggressive? i'm going to put it in "people" magazine. >> you don't ask, you don't get. let's get a check of the weather. we are looking today at rain and fog here in the northeast. plenty of sunshine along the mid-atlantic states into the gulf coast. look for strong storms, making their way through the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. more mountain snows in the pacific northwest. tomorrow, unseasonably cool through that area, with some rain in the northwest. mild along the east coast, with sunshine.
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but more rain moves into the ohio river valley from wisconsin, all the way down into the southeast. sunshine from texas on into the southwest. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's cool, foggy and wet as we get a look at the golden gate bridge camera. low visibility in spots and the temperature now at 58 degrees. and we are not seeing that dense fog all over the bay area, but we are going to see that throughout the next several hours in some areas. 60 degrees right now in san jose and oakland, 59 in palo alto. we'll see this all clearing out by tomorrow with some sunshine and warming temperatures for the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. don't forget, anytime you need that weather, you can get it by visiting our friends at the weather channel on cable. now, let's go -- oh, we have nice folks here. where are you from? >> from chicago. >> chitown. >> we're from lake carroll.
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>> they're from chicago. >> i like that. >> sunny and 70. >> all right. and doing my job. very nice. thank you. let's go inside to matt. >> thank you very much. now, to "drop 10 today" our detailed plan to help you shed weight by summer. we heard from more than 3,400 of you, you're joining the journey. our merry band is back, dr. mehmet oz and nutritionist, joy bauer. hi guys. good to see you. by the way, can we mention, we haven't done this over the last two days. this is going to held you lose ten pounds over the next eight weeks. but we want you to stick with this routine for the long run. >> this is designed for that purpose. the meals, in particular, joy picked out, allowing you to eat this way and feel full. and it's designed to be able to let you do it all year long. that's one of the biggest ideas here. you can't get rid of bad habits. you have to replace bad habits. this does that. after the eight weeks, you have new habits that you have for the rest of your life.
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>> jump-start. >> if you do adopt some new habits, you run into those moments. you go to a party. and all of a sudden, the things you're used to seeing or you want to see, are not there. how do you avoid that trap? the. how do you avoid that trap? >> you drive in your car and you miss the turn. does a gps berate you for being a fool? no. it says, make a u-turn. that's what we want to do. this program is designed if you trip up, you get back up, the next time you eat a food in your mouth, you're back in the program. >> people want quick results, joy. you urge them to go slowly. >> when it comes to meals, you want to sit down and slow down. you talk about trading bad habits for good habits. we gobble down our food and we tend to overeat. it's important to own your meal and be present. you want to put down your fork between bites. you want to chew. that will help with digestion, as well. you will feel more comfortable. >> looking at the responses
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coming in over the last couple days, one question jumped out. people want the know, if you have something healthy, like vegetables, can you eat as much as you can't of something healthy? >> we have an unlimited list. it's online at today.com. you can eat as much as you want at any point during the day that you want. it's nonstarchy vegetables. but it's not fruit. >> why? >> the fruit is loaded with good stuff but it's full of starch and sugars. you see it in breakfast and the snacks. >> let's talk about meals and i want to save time that's right under my hand. there's another question that's been coming up. we did breakfast. we did lunch yesterday. talk about dinner. >> when it comes to dinner, all of the meals are no more than 500 calories. and they follow the three "p" rule. ample protein. two cups of produce.
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and you must power down. no electronics. shut off the tv, put your smartphone away. some examples, and we have lots more on the website. this is a cally flowcauliflower fried rice. does that taste nice? >> it does. >> it tastes like chinese takeout. >> i get nervous. >> is this 500 calories? >> this is less than. this is a grilled, breaded chicken parmesan. and it's on top of pasta. i show you how to make zucchini noodles. you can buy them in the store and easily make them, as home, as well. i love my slow cooker. it's like a personal chef. this is a chicken and black bean chili. and pork tenderloin, with the
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potato. you can have quinoa and rice or vegetables. >> the snacks made a ton of sense. low-calorie and high nutrients. and we have yogurt dishes. and edamame, which i love. and you never leave without nuts in your pocket. >> i agree. >> this is nut butter on the rice cakes. >> or you forage through the vending machines, eating the wrong things. what happened, matt? >> nothing, nothing. you're all weird. you're all -- everybody in this studio is weird. can you drink on this program? >> booze is allowed. and here's how to work it. everybody can have the option for one to two snacks each day. if you want to have a cocktail, you have to trade that cocktail for one of your snacks. an i urge people to stay with the slimming selections, a glass
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of wine or a 12 ounce beer and this is vodka with fruit juice. >> such great advice. the headline is dr. oz says never leave home without -- >> many more tips at today.com. >> now, i get it. >> every week until the first day of summer. and keep us up to date on your progress, with the #drop10today. don't say anything else. >> not like that. she was so good working it out. make another workout video today. folks loved it. >> great. coming up next, why your next visit to one of those new emergency care centers could cost you thousands of dollars. first this, is "today" on nbc.
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up in your neighborhood. >> stephanie gosk is here to explain. >> reporter: the health care system is already complicated enough, the emergency rooms that have popped up don't make it less so. on the one hand, people may want more convenient access to emergency rooms. on the other, we found patients coming away with big bills they weren't expecting and aggravation they certainly didn't need. anyone who has had the misfortune of visiting an emergency room lately will likely have the same story. the weight was endless. wouldn't it be great if there was a solution. fewer crowds, more convenience. that, at least, is the idea of a new trend in health care known as the free-standing emergency room. >> it's part of our process, we don't want anybody to wait. >> reporter: you come in here and you get seen right away. >> immediately. >> reporter: an emergency room not connected to a hospital. a stand-alone building tucked in a strip mall next to denny's. the concept has spread to 35 states. the drinkwaters who have four
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children, took one of their sons to a free-standing e.r., with stomach pain. thankfully it turned out to be nothing serious. but what was serious was the bill that showed up in the mail. >> i was shocked. you know that type of service might be a little bit more. but i mean, it was $7,600 for the visit. >> reporter: free-standing emergency rooms charge roughly the same prices as hospital e.r.s. and unwitting patients, even those with insurance, are getting stuck with big bills. the drinkwaters insurance covered some of the charges. but they were left owing more than $1,000. an nbc news investigation, uncovered example after example of sticker shock. more than $1,300 for a strep test. one visit for a sinus infection, $11,000. and for a kid with a cough and fever, more than $2,600. part of the problem is simply confusion. urgent care centers like this have been around for years. now, the free-standing emergency
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rooms are popping up in places that look a lot like this. people are wandering in, not realizing there is a big difference. >> we can provide all life-saving -- >> reporter: dr. kara demoore who owns three e.r.s in the area, none in the examples that nbc found, said there's a reason the prices are high. the center is up 24/7, with a staff trained in emergency medicine. and more sophisticated equipment than a typical urgent care. >> it's more expensive to orderer a filet mignon than a hamburger. it's a different type of ware. >> reporter: dr. demoore said patients at the clinic are told the prices are different and are referred to her urgent care center if they don't have an emergency room. but a lawsuit accuses a different company, adeptus, the largest in the industry, of an unconscionable failure to
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disclose its fees. adeptus would not comment on the lawsuit. we work to see patients, using highly visible signs. the drinkwaters say the emergency room they went to, did not explain the price differences at all. concerned parents can be easy to take advantage of. >> very. >> absolutely. you're not price-shopping when your kid is doubling over in pain. >> reporter: several states are looking at the best ways to regulate these centers. but you should be careful to look for the word emergency. and ask what kind of care center you are in if you're not sure. know and understand your insurance plan. if the clinic is out of network or you have a big deductible, you can get stuck with more of the bill. and that company adeptus that we covered in the piece, they filed for bankruptcy last week. >> our jaws dropped, $7,600. coming up next, a live
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performance from broadway's new musical "anastasia." but
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we're back with the best of broadway today. this morning, the brand-new musical "anastasia," inspired by the 1970s movie. it is a young woman struggling to find her identity and past. she embarks on a journey from st. petersburg to paris, to discover her royal heritage. it stars christy altomar. >> thank you for having me here. >> you had your debut. how did it go? >> it's surreal. i'm grateful to be here. i love this show so much. i can't wait for everyone to see it. >> a lot of people are excited
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to see it. you're going to sing "journey to the past," which i understand you've been singing all your life. >> winsince i was a child. >> you were a fan of the movie? >> i had the dolls. i had it in my audition book. >> you were born to play anastasia. >> i don't know about that. but they gave me the role. it's amazing i get to do it. >> that's wonderful. i'll let you get to it. take it away. ♪ ♪ heart don't fail me now courage don't desert me ♪ ♪ don't turn back now that we're here ♪ ♪ people always say life is full of choices ♪ ♪ no one ever mentions fear
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or how the world ♪ ♪ can seem so vast on a journey to the past ♪ ♪ somewhere down this road i know someone's waiting ♪ ♪ years of dreams just can't be wrong ♪ ♪ arms will open wide i'll be safe and wanted ♪ ♪ finally home where i belong ♪ ♪ well, starting now i'm learning fast ♪ ♪ on this journey
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to the past ♪ ♪ ♪ home, love, family there was once a time ♪ ♪ i must have had them, too home, love, family ♪ ♪ i will never be complete until i find you ♪ ♪ one step at a time one hope, then another ♪ ♪ who knows where this road may go ♪ ♪ back to who i was
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on to find my future ♪ ♪ things my heart still needs to know ♪ ♪ yes, let this be a sign let this road be mine ♪ ♪ let it lead me to my past ♪ ♪ and bring me home at last snenld at last ♪ [ applause ] >> again, "anastasia" just opened on broadway this week. check it out. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. (vo) love.
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retiring. lorraine chamberlain is celebrating 100 years. she says the secret to longevity, exercising every day. going to start. happy 100th birthday to moses eldridge of columcolumbus, ohio. he served his country during world war ii. esther bunny is a world traveler from sacramento, california. she has been hopping from state-to-state, 48 of them. only two more to go, esther. rudolph fast of auburn, washington. likes to go for a bike ride three times a day. all hail the king. >> another hat. >> it's good to be the king. and a happy 100th birthday to mildred moore red. her secret to life is chocolate. if you know someone celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, tiell us about it.
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go to today.com/celebrates. what's coming up next hour? >> we have robert de niro. talking about the tribeca film festival. and patent oswalt will be joining us. >> de niro is going to talk about "the godfather" which anniversary of it? >> 40 years. >> 25. >> i think it's 45. >> wow. >> you don't know the answer? >> 45 years. >> what's with guys and "the godfather"? >> fredo, you broke my heart. >> sleeping with the fishes. i )m ...
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==topvo== the man bd laura garcia. good morning at 8:56 on your wednesday, i'm sam brock. the latest now, the man behind the shooting rampage, a story people here in the bay area remember very well is set to appear at any time in oakland. his appearance has been a long time coming. the plea hearing comes less than a week after a judge found him competent to stand trial.
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he is accused of killing seven people during that mass shooting at a small nursing school in oakland. the legal proceedings were delayed so long because a judge years ago found him not to be fit to stand trial due to signs of paranoid schizophrenia. that court appearance may come as soon as the top of the hour. bob railwedell will have a live report from our midday newscast. "the new york times" is reporting that conservative commentator ann coulter may be on the verge of pulling out of her appearance after all this thursday at cal's campus. student groups who organized the event have already dropped their support, but those groups are still suing cal for even trying to delay her appearance, citing her freedom of speech rights being violated. we'll have more news for you coming up in 30 minutes.
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♪ this morning on "today's take," is he talking to me? academy award winner, robert de niro, about "the god weathfa reunion. patton oswaltt on working with tom hanks. and the food plan for your summer shape-up, right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, there. it is wednesday morning, april 26th, 2017. we're listening to "give it to me twice" by -- >> not once, twice. >> by party favor, featuring sean kingston and the rich kid. i don't know if that's richie
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rich. that did not come from my phone. i like it. it sounds good. >> it says, i'm al. >> you know who we are. i feel silly saying my name. >> i'm ron burgundy. >> i had one of those moments this morning. >> you did. >> i had three topics i thought, to read. and the next one started, thanks, dylan. they cut the third topic. >> did you say, thanks dylan? >> she did. it was good. >> did you look serious and go -- thanks, dylan. i realize that's not -- i shouldn't be saying that. >> and now, back to me. >> we all have moments. we're looking at words. the weekend i had patron. and i said something about the patrons. and i was like -- oh, wait. you have to acknowledge. >> that's the tequila. >> yeah. >> what are we talking about? your whirlwind trip. >> monday, i wasn't here because
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i was on a panel at the national association of broadcasters. from there, went to los angeles. and that monday evening, i interviewed the prolific composer for movies, mr. hans zimmer. this guy, his movies have generated $25 billion in box office. everything from "driving miss daisy" such an iconic theme, to "pirates of the caribbean" that you're listening to. he's such a chameleon, musically. >> he can come up with so many different sounds. i feel like i would get locked in one genre and one style. his are oall over the place. >> did he say where he gets inspiration from? >> working with the director and everything is a blank slate. and then, i got to -- yesterday, one of my -- two of my heroes, i got to interview for our living legends series, stan lee, the man who created marvel comics
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and whose characters have generated $15 billion in movies. he's 94. >> 94? >> and sharp as a tack. active. he comes bounding into the studio. it was unbelievable. >> this was in l.a.? >> yeah. in l.a. and after that, i got to interview bob knnewhart. >> what was that like? >> everything you would want bob newhart to be, he is. >> is he just cracking jokes the whole time? >> he's humorous. but he's -- he's a gentleman. he just terrific. and his wife, jennie, they're a terrific combination. i mean, it really is. it was great to be me. >> i love the living legend. you find out more than what we know. and you have a good way with the people. and you find out such wonderful stories. >> for example, you know the iconic ending to "newhart"?
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he ended up -- the idea for that, where he wakes up and it turns out it's a dream sequence and it's susan pleshette, from "the bob newhart show." it was his wife's idea. they kept it a secret. back in those days -- >> you were able to keep a secret. >> it was a shock. it was so unbelievable. >> can we go back to that? probably not, huh? >> i don't know if we can or not. but, boy. it was -- it's just great reliving the memories. we'll have the interviews coming up. >> so cool. we have major casting news this morning. >> yes. >> big announcements from two of the top grossing films of all-time. first, "the jurassic world" sequel. jeff goldblum will rejoin the series. >> he needs to be there. he played dr. ian malcolm. >> he had the best lines in the original. >> you know lines. >> i don't know lines. >> that is one big pile of --
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you will remember to wash your hands before dinner. just because you can, doesn't mean you should. and then -- when the owner of jurassic park says, you know, when walt disney opened up disneyland, they had problems. yes. but when pirates of the caribbean ride went bad, it didn't eat the passengers. >> that was pretty impressive. >> oh, josh. >> i wish brian was here. >> would he do it with him? >> he would go back and forth. >> i think the film from our sister company, slated for release, june 22nd , 2018. >> that's not that far away. >> it seems like a long way. but quick, here. for all of us teenage girls. >> i don't know which one you are excited about. >> all of us teenage girls? >> exactly. "let it go." yes. they have let it go. they have let go the release date for "frozen 2." >> genius. can you say cash cow? >> does your family make you watch these movies? or you genuinely --
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>> i genuinely -- >> i thought you were kidding. >> no. >> "frozen 2" is coming out. >> my kids are aged out. i'm going -- i had to drag nick to "zootopia." >> i thought you were saying you were going by yourself. >> i probably will. >> i will give you my 4-year-old daughter. you can take her to "frozen 2." >> you don't want to go? >> i can't allow you to go by yourself. >> here's the thing. if you go to any of the movies "moana," the minion movies, you'll see just as many adults without children. >> i think you're right. >> i'm telling you. joseph. joseph. almost said zach, our other -- why, i oughta. >> i want you to see this guy. he's walking in. he doesn't do that walking into a movie. >> i'm sorry. >> all of the movies -- >> you were sitting down. you consider sitting down -- zach's height. >> oh.
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>> and zach is not even here to defend himself. poor zach. >> "frozen 2" the will be at november 27th, 2019. >> these things are cash cows. you have "frozen." and then, the live action movies. "mulan," "the lion king." making money all over again. >> they come at different levels. there's the comedy level for the adults. and then, the kids. >> you're right. >> that's why you like them. >> well, the original -- original cartoons, the shorts especially, used to be shown in theaters. they were not just aimed at kids. they were aimed at adults at the theater. some of the best animation works on two levels. >> what my kids are on sabsesse with. "the smurfs" live action. did you know it was a cartoon? they're like, huh? this used to be a cartoon.
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>> and hank azaria as gargamel. i want to know what you think about this. this mom's anti-sharing post. she's from missouri. she posted on facebook with a line that starts, my child is not required to share with yours. that's how it starts. as you can imagine, it's going viral. 200,000 shares already. >> you're not supposed to share but it was shared. >> here's the thing. and you tell us what you think about it. the woman tells the story about her child showing up at the park with his toys. and he was approached by six kids who wanted to play with his toys. i'm like, okay. you bring toys to a park, you should probably share. but not this mom. she says, he was overwhelmed. she wanted to defend him. and she said, you know what? just say no. and she went on to explain. the next time your snowflake runs to you that another child isn't sharing, we don't live in a world where it's conducive to give up everything you have to anyone just because they said so. and i'm not going to teach my kid that's the way it works. tell the other kids, no, you
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can't play with the toys. that's her take. it's controversial. i mean -- >> when i first read it, i was like, no, you should teach your kids to share. when i read her point, it's true. sometimes, i mean, if your kid has this thing that he's so excited to play with and he get there's and he wants to play with it, and somebody says, i want to play with it. but i brought it. i brought it for myself. >> we kind of did this thing where it was -- okay. we're going to the park. you bring one thing you want to play with and bring something else for somebody if there's some kid that doesn't have something to play with. >> that's good. and when you give it in that tone, it makes it -- you diffused the answer. >> i'll share with you, al. >> the mom said, he brought another one to share with another kid. >> there you go. >> i'm torn on that. i feel like -- i see both sides. >> thank you for sharing. we appreciate it. coming up, tennis champ serena williams makes a surprising admission about her pregnancy announcement. she shared a little too much. and i catch up with the
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>> yes. >> you didn't let anything slip before you wanted to, did you? >> i slipped to sheinelle. sheinelle and i were doing the national parks story. >> right. >> we were getting on a tandem bike. and i had to whisper, sheinelle, i'm pregnant, let's not let the bike fall. we can't fall off the bike. >> right into the ditch. i was so nervous. and you know, the tandem bikes are very hard. >> hard to ride. >> and i couldn't touch the ground. >> yes. >> right? >> we kept tipping over. sheinelle, i'm pregnant. sheinelle knew before anybody else. but i didn't slip on social media. i know where you're going. >> tennis superstar -- serena williams revealing she was pregnant on snap chat. that wasn't supposed to happen. williams says she uploaded the swimsuit selfie by mistake, saying you press the yowrong button and missed calls. and the photo was supposed to be
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private and document her progress on the pregnancy. she was manning on making the announ announ announcement five or six days later. she deleted it. people were wondering why she deleted it. >> if you open up snap chat instead of the camera thing, i can see that. >> did you send out something on social media you didn't want? >> i tweeted -- if you go to my twitter page, my kids were talking about corn on the cob. my 4-year-old son was like, i don't know what it is. and my other son said, it's corn, it's on a stick. isn't cob c-o-b-b? >> no. it's only c-o-b. >> there's cobb county, georgia. >> you didn't have the auto correct on. >> i tweeted it this weekend. and until this moment, i felt
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like you were going to judge me because i spelled cob wrong. i thought there was another "b." >> that's what you accidentally tweeted out? >> people started liking it. it's like 20 likes. i don't want to delete it. i should just let it go. but i've been worried about the judgment. and now, i have been worried for no reason. >> you spelled it c-o-b. >> i don't know why i didn't get someone smart saying, it's double-b. >> now, you will get them. >> exactly. >> you can't hear a voice on twitter. >> that's what it sounds like. >> tweet. >> how about you not tweet? be nice. everybody was nice. >> because you spelled it correctly. >> never mind. >> moving on. weather, good idea. what a good idea. we have some severe weather to talk about from texas into parts of oklahoma and arkansas, where we have a severe thunderstorm watch later this afternoon. these strong storms firing up. we have a risk of strong storms,
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14 million people at risk for supercells with large hail. and the risk of tornadoes from arkansas to northeastern texas. the system pushes through and dumps a ton of rain from three to five inches possible, especially along the oklahoma/arkan good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. well, today we still have the lingering clouds and the light rain across part of the bay area. that will continue with san francisco reaching 61 degrees. now, all of this clearing out by tomorrow with some sunshine, and we're up to 67 degrees. going to continue to see those temperatures warming up into the weekend and early next week. some areas will have a very warm weekend. up to 82 degrees on sunday and in the mid-80s for the start of next week. one of the producers she trusts. >> gavin. put him on tv.
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and tv shows. >> we're talking about this fine, young gentleman right here. patton oswaltt, and some of his rolls includes spence on "the king of queens." and one of your favorites when he voiced remy on "ratatouille." >> now, he is showing a darker side on "the circle." he plays the co-founder of an internet company who is eager to make a new hire's radical idea a reality. >> you could pay your taxes, vote, pay your parking ticket, all through your circle account. we'd save users hundreds of hours of inconvenience. we'd save the government billions. >> hundreds of billions. >> we could eliminate half of it overnight. >> why wouldn't the government just build a similar service? why do they need us? >> it would cost too much. they don't have the expertise. we already have the infrastructure. >> you're absolutely right. >> government needs us more than we need them.
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>> ooh. all right. >> good morning. >> this is -- hi, guys. that's a weird thing to lay on your viewers while they're having their coffee. this ominous scene -- >> you haven't watched our show a lot. >> you like to shake people on their way to work? >> let's talk about the concept. it strikes a chord, especially now, doesn't it? >> especially it strikes a chord when you watch -- what i love about the movie is, they show how everyone in the movie, in their heads, it's best intentions. this is a great idea. i'm here to help. and they can't see how it's about to go wrong. these aren't, like, evil -- these aren't rubbing their hands together, supervillains. these are -- no. i'm here to help people out. and you can see before they can where this is about to go wrong. it's pretty amazing. >> i heard that you didn't have to audition for this role. the director saw you as this character. how does that make you feel? >> that's a little weird. that he sees me as this -- i
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mean, look. i'm glad to be scene as a ceo. that part i'll take. >> describe the other part of the personality, though. >> yeah. the other part of the personality is, he's -- i saw him as a dick cheney to tom hank's george bush, where he is the -- he's the guy that's not good at being in public. and you know, he lets the tom hanks guy do that, where he's there, counting the numbers and ruling the world. >> what is that like, though? you're working with one of the most iconic actors out there, tom hanks. you're in a lot of scenes with him. >> yes. it was -- it was weird for me because i'm such a huge movie buff. i've been on the tom hanks train since "bachelor party." it wasn't -- i'm not -- >> "turner and hooch." >> he was amazing in that. he is amazing in that movie. this is a guy that's had -- he's had one of the careers that, like, bogey or carry grant have,
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♪i )m ... ==topvo== the man behind the 2012 oikos university shooting rampage .. is due in court this good morning, 9:26 on your wednesday morning. the man who went on a shooting rampage is finally due in court this morning. any minute this morning. his appearance has been a long time coming. the pleading hearing for wang go comes after he is accused of killing seven people on a small nursing school campus in oakland. he dropped out of school for months before that and was angry about not getting a refund for his tuition. a judge several years ago believed ngo was not fit to stand trial due to paranoid
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schizophrenia. for people who live along the caltrain corridor, they think this might be worthwhile trade here. starting a noise reduction program in san carlos. they'll be using a noise-reducing rail, hoping to keep it more quiet when the trains come in. but louder trains will be used while the work is being done. the longer running trains are expected to run much more quietly. the full amount of work is expected to take somewhere in the range of three weeks to finish. we do not have to wait very long at all for sunshiny weather. not at the moment, maybe, but definitely bit end of the day. kari hall will join you for your weather and traffic as well right after this break.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a lot of clouds and some light rain drifting around the bay area. also some low visibility. expect more of that to continue as we go through the day.
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and it will be lingering in san francisco as the temperatures reach 61 degrees. tomorrow bright and sunny and we'll see the warming trend begin, and for the inland areas, it continues into the weekend with some low 80s expected on saturday and sunday. how are the roads moving, mike? >> they're moving well except for oakland. 580 and 880 heading to the bay bridge and the maze, they're slow. low clouds as well. here a crash looks like it just cleared from the onramp that was visible from northbound 880. then northbound 87 recovers after an earlier crash at skyport. back to you. >> mike, kari, thank you very much. that will do it for us right now. see you in 30.
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short, high-intensity workouts are better. only dark chocolate is good for you. eating out will make you fat. >> there's a million difference theories when i comes to losing weight. woor going to cut through the hype. here is joy bauer, and celebrity trainer, author of "the cut," lose up to ten pounds in ten days and sculpt your best body. >> i'm trying to follow my own advice. >> my thighs are bigger than that. we're going to talk about the myths as opposed to the facts. >> myth or truth? it's heldier to eat at home,
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than to pick something up. >> that's a myth. what matters most is what you eat, not where you eat. and a lot of people gobble down sugary cereals or a stack of starchy pan kicks. you can get grab and go low-cal things. this is from starbucks. this is under 300 calories. if you couple it with an orange, you will get the protein. it's an egg white sandwich with turkey bacon. and dunckin' donuts, here's the egg white and the turkey bacon. it's fine. and dunkin' donuts and mcdonald's have egg white sandwiches that fit the bill. you want to couple it with fruit. >> that's a good one. >> myth or truth? you can eat an entire order of chinese takeout, under 400 calories. >> i love this one. but you have to be strategic with how you order. >> you can't buy the yummy stuff. just kidding.
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>> wow. >> i'm going the show you how to make it jumyummy. you will order steamed shrimp with broccoli. >> where is the ice, joy? >> there's no roycice. >> you get the garlic sauce on the side. and you're going to douse it with the low-sodium soy sauce. under 400 calories, you can eat chinese. >> let's get to workout myths. lifting weights makes -- >> lifting weights will make women look bulky, not skinny. >> i'm going to say it's a myth. i mean, it's a truth. >> i think it's a myth. >> it's a myth. >> it is a myth. >> yes. >> okay. there's so many women who think if you lift weights you will look like arnold schwarzenegger. you don't produce enough
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testosterone. >> is it that the weight is too heavy? >> i ooh's not going to happen. at the end of the day, lifting weights will shape your curves, help you burn more calories after the workout. i'm going to show you a great exercise. typically, with women, the area is the back of the arm. we're going the do dumbbell tricep kickbacks. going to have the arms to the body. move your elbow down. >> how many times to do this? >> about 1 to 15 reps. three sets. >> five pounds? >> five pounds. >> if you don't have weights, is there something else to do. >> soup cans. they're going to tone the overall of your triceps here. >> and men, too. >> you have a short sleeve shirt. >> i do some myself. okay, crunches.
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crunches will give you abs and burn stomach fat. myth or truth? >> i'm going to say myth. >> i would say myth. >> is it a myth? >> it is a myth. okay. people think that if you're supposed to do 1,000 crunches a day, and you have abs like these. abs indicative of low body fat. >> thauz wit was a humble brag. you could look like this. >> i'm trying to be funny, okay? >> you look like this and not do it, either. >> you need to be an overall healthy, clean diet to help you burn your body fat. if you're just doing situps, all you're doing is building muscle underneath the fat. you need to incorporate a total-body exercise. i don't know if you're basketball fans. the great movement, you're going to squat down and jump. squat down. a nice ply metric exercise.
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and you're going to engage your core to do this. work the gluts, work the legs, work the about madominals. and you can do 3 sets of 15 seconds. >> and our abs will look like yours? >> well, you have to be on the joy bauer tie diet. >> i like this guy. >> i love this guy. last one -- last one about diet and exercise. okay. it's enormously common weight loss belief. diet is more important than exercise when it comes to weight loss? i say that's a myth. >> am i in the way? >> oh, wait. this is a thing. >> are we supposed to be over there for that? >> earlier today -- >> we need to figure this out. >> we're going to put this one to the test. is it diet or exercise? do you have to do both? we want you to participate in our summer shape-up challenge. one viewer will go on joy's plan, one will be trained by obee, and one will do both.
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if you're interested, go to today ko today.com and end us your information. >> you interview people and people say, it's just diet. >> i'm saying diet. >> thank you so much. >> i don't know. we'll see. >> go to today.com and we'll see you next week. coming up next, robert de niro on "the godfather" reunion and the
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it's the 16th annual star-studded tribeca film festival. >> it is part of new york and new york tradition and hopefully forever. >> reporter: and its growth has paralleled with change in media. >> absolutely. if your audience is no longer just an audience. they're a participant in what you do. >> reporter: oscar-winning actor, robert de niro, and jane rosenth rosenthal, are the co-wounders. they kicked off the festival with "clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives." followed by a special concert. it must be satisfying. you are opening up a film about clive davis, at radio city, the most famous stage in the world. >> it was pretty emotional. >> it was terrific. the whole experience. couldn't have been happier. >> reporter: just as the festival kicked off with legends, it scheduled to close with them, including al pacino,
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james caan, robert duval and diane keaton. the 45th anniversary of "the godfather." and you're getting the band back together at radio city. >> and i started last summer asking francis if he would do it. he wasn't too interested. i kept pushing him. finally, he agreed to do it. we're all happy. can i ask the other actors? he said, okay. i called everyone. i asked them. they were happy to do it. >> reporter: do people come up and throw quotes at you from "the godfather", too? >> not from "the godfather." >> reporter: "taxi driver"? >> yeah. >> "and a few of "meet the parent." >> i will bring you down, baby. i will bring you down to chinatown. >> reporter: i grew up knowing you as a dramatic actor. but i have kids who know you as more of a comedic actor. you think you would be doing comedy? >> no. i never imagined that, really. i never thought about it.
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just sort of evolved into what it was. >> reporter: over the past five years, tie beribeca has been th premiere festival for viewing reality. >> you are going to love it. >> you're going to do the weather from the condo. but you're going to see what the rangers actually have to go through to protect the endangered pees endangered species. >> reporter: bob and i taking a trip to africa to experience the film "the protectors." are you seeing the guides, bob? we're flying over elephants. now, going on a run. it's kind of muddy. hey, hey. are you starting to plan next year's festival? >> of course. have to figure out what our next opening night is. might be carnegie hall. >> you know how to get to carnegie hall? practice. i'm sorry. i couldn't resist.
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i think bob wanted to slap me after of the time. as do most people. let's show you what's going on, as far as your weather is concerned. here's what we got for today. looking at severe storms and flooding in the mid mississippi and lower mississippi river valleys. more rain in the pacific northwest, with rain and fog in the northeast. tomorrow, we continue to see the wet weather spread into the central plains. milder along the eastern seaboard. not a lot of sunshine today. in fact, we'll continue to seek clouds throughout the late morning into early afternoon. there may be a little bit of clearing after that, but also some mist and drizzle with some light showers happening now in the east bay. we can see it on the camera there. and san francisco low visibility and temperatures in the upper 50s now. heading up to 64 degrees today in palo alto. in the tri-valley and
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hi. looking forward to this segment. it's called "kids unplugged" one of the most frustrating challenges facing parents, how to get your kid to put town the electronic devices. >> we're going to show you great ideas to get your kid to unplug, by playing the old-fashioned way. here is lori shekt. >> the kids can't help it. in school they're on the computers. today, we're unplugging them. and we're going to play. we're going to start by turning construction on its side. >> this is like -- i like this one. >> this is numo loops. what we have is an adhesive tape. and on the other side of it is a building track. look what we're doing. we can build sidesideways. i can build this, wrap it arnold. this won't be out until the summer, july, august. but kids can build in any direction. think about it.
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you can put it under the table. it's reusable. >> once you do it, can you do it again? >> just an adhesive. reusable. do it somewhere else. st >> when you run out of room on the floor. games. >> everyone is loving the roulette kind of game. this is a new one called egged on. the kids are playing. go ahead. they're spinning the spinner. spin the spinner. and it's going the say pass, crack an egg on your friend or one on your friend. some of the eggs are filled with water. what does it say to do? >> put one egg on their head. put it on the head, see what happens. and then, they would go on. the goal is -- >> that's so fun. >> it's a fun game. very silly. >> that is fun. >> that is a lot of fun. this is a whole new line of
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indoor/outdoor game called twist time. you can race to build this up or we have a big dye on the floor. we have tossed an orange caller. you want to toss the die? you get to pick what you want. you want to give it a pull, without knocking over the tower. just pull. >> yeah. >> that would be fun. >> a lot of fun. indoor/outdoor. it comes in a sack. it's great to play and easy to clean. >> i love the arts and crafts. >> now, turning pottery upside down. this is our pottery cool studio. it comes with everything you see her. comes with the clay. instead of taking the clay and building it up, we have templ e templates that you put underneath. and she's working it, so she's building down, letting gravity held her. this will air-try. we use our tools to decorate.
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and we're going to paint it. >> i love that. >> great physical fitness contact. these are our bubble balls. we inflate these to four pete. they have handles inside. it is so cool. playing with this. this is about getting the energy out. it's fun for kids and we'll fit in those, too. >> i love the carts and things. >> our kids love a wild set of wheels. this is our power wheels wild thing. we can go forwards and backwards. show us a 360 spin. a nice, big spin. up to five miles per hour. and if you look at the wheels, it has big tread. it's a pretty -- versatile terrain. you can do it on a lot of different things. >> this is a good, old-fashioned puppet show. >> one of the best things to do to inspire creativity in kids is play with puppets. great for story telling. >> they're hiding back here. >> look at the beautiful
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puppets. >> she's hiding. >> lori, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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so, ladies, what's coming up? >> well, the one and only faye dunaway. hello. >> and lou man ferdini. he has a name that rhymes with -- >> zucchini. >> i said wienie. >> she did. >> rhymes with -- >> we'll be back after your local news and weather. >> we're going to get in trouble. we're going to leave
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we'll see a few peeks of sunshine today in the south bay, but don't expect a lot of rain, and there will be a slight chance of showers. we'll see a high of 67 degrees in san jose, morgan hill 69
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degrees. even some low 70s for spots like concord. hayward will be 72 degrees. 72 in san mateo and san francisco will see those highs right near 67 degrees and mid-60s on the north bay. let's look at the roads with mike. >> we have a lot more green than we did a half hour ago. coming through oakland, 580 cleared nicely. 880 still a little recovery work to do but by the coliseums, no surprise. we do see things are starting to loosen up here as well on the bay bridge toll plaza. those clouds are just hovering around but not much mist on the lens anymore, chris. back to you. the "new york times" is reporting that conservative ann coulter may be pulling out of her appearance thursday on the cal campus. the students who organize the event have already dropped their support but those groups are still suing the college for even
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trying to delay her appearance, citing freedom of speech. you can look for the latest in our midday newscast. it appears marshawn lynch is finally in the raiders fold. a deal just got inked to bring home a home-grown stock. more news in a half hour.
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