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of a concern with the people involved. the passengers will check it out. >> it's 7:25 we'll break in with this information again. >> we'll have this. good morning. oval office turmoil. new fallout this morning after a good morning. oval office turmoil. new fallout this morning after a top aide to president trump resigns amid troubling allegations of domestic abuse. overnight the president's chief of staff saying he's shocked by the accusations, but has he actually known about them for months? we're live at the white house. breaking overnight, vice president mike pence arrives at the olympics in south korea amid escalating tensions with north korea. the rogue nation holding a controversial military parade as the vice president delivers this stern warning to kim jong-un. >> we are ready for any eventuality. all options are on the table. containing the crisis. as flu deaths rise and the number of cases surge, schools across the country facing tough
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decisions on how to handle the epidemic. what every family needs to know. those stories, plus asleep at the wheel. shocking new numbers on the growing dangers of drowsy driving. philly fanatics. millions of eagles fans set to flood the streets in a super bowl victory parade for the ages. and let the games begin. the winter olympics get under way overnight as the flag bearer for team usa is revealed. >> to actually be that person is insane. >> from the opening ceremony to the athletes to watch, we've got it all covered for you, today, thursday, february 8, 2018. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today." thank you for joining us this thursday morning. the olympics. >> today's the day. >> today is the day.
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>> you know when you have a date circled on your calendar for years, this is it. february 8, the olympics start. >> we'll be heading there later. >> we will. we'll catch up on all of it in a bit. let's start with the big headline out of washington this morning, the resignation of one of the president's closest aides. >> staff secretary rob porter stepping down amid disturbing abuse allegations from two ex-wives. this morning the white house is trying to contain the fallout after initially defending his character. we have complete coverage starting with nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hoda and savannah, good morning to you. he is one of the president's most trusted advisers, and this morning rob porter is vehemently denying the accusations by two ex-wives that he was physically and verbally abusive. today the white house is reeling from yet another staffer leaving the administration. now the question is who knew what, and when? this morning another shake-up at the white house. staff secretary rob porter resigning wednesday, after his two ex-wives first told "the daily mail" that he physically and verbally abused them.
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>> i knew that it wasn't healthy. >> reporter: jennifer willoughby says the abuse began shortly after she married porter in 2009, detailing the first physical incident to "the washington post." >> he came and grabbed me by the shoulders here and pulled me out of the shower in a rage. >> reporter: willoughby describing porter as someone with two different personalities. >> professionally, he is intelligent, and he is measured, and he is certainly someone that i would trust in that professional position and in his personal life he is also abusive and angry. >> reporter: nbc news obtained a protective order willoughby filed in 2010, alleging porter would not leave her home for over 30 minutes after multiple requests during their agreed separation. she says he punched in the glass on the door. i called the police, afraid he would break in, she said. "the daily mail" publishing this
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photo of porter's first wife, colbie holderness, who says porter gave her this black eye after their 2003 wedding. she confirms the account of her allegations to nbc news, alleging he choked and emotionally abused her. porter denies the claims of both exes, saying in a statement in part, "these outrageous allegations are simply false. i took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described." "i have been transparent and truthful about these vial claims, but i will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign." porter, who sat close to the oval office, most recently helped write the state of the union address and is reportedly dating white house communications director, hope hicks. this morning, there are growing questions about when white house officials first learned of allegations from porter's past. chief of staff john kelly was
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made aware of some of the allegations of domestic abuse against porter months earlier, according to one former white house official, and it is believed porter only had temporary security clearance, although it's not clear why. the white house defending his character wednesday. >> the president and chief of staff have had full confidence and trust in his abilities and his performance. >> reporter: and in a statement, chief of staff john kelly signalled that the transition may be faster than anticipated with some indications porter could be out as early as today. he said "i stand by my previous comments of rob porter that i have known to come since becoming chief of staff." one white house official says porter could leave as early as today. hoda and savannah? >> kristen welker at the white house. thanks. another big story in washington, the race to avoid the next government shutdown. there is a new deal in place, but with tonight's deadline fast approaching, there are some key sticking points and they could stand in the way. let's go to nbc's peter
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alexander with that story. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. less than 24 hours to go until that deadline. leaders in the senate agreeing not only to keep the lights on for now, but to try to avoid this issue in the near future. the senate expected to vote today, but the question right now, will the house buy it? this morning congress staring at a midnight deadline to pass a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown for the second time in as many months. but on capitol hill, a bipartisan budget breakthrough could end the cycle of crises through 2019. >> this bill represents a significant bipartisan step forward. >> we have reached a budget deal that neither side loves, but both sides can be proud of. that's compromise. that's governing. >> reporter: the senate deal would add hundreds of billions of dollars in military and domestic spending over the next two years, ending severe cuts known as the sequester. it also funds disaster relief for areas devastated by last year's hurricanes and wildfires and extends the children's
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health insurance program for another four years, through 2028. president trump just a day after threatening a shutdown if he didn't get his way on immigration not addressed in this deal, now touting the agreement tweeting republicans and democrats must support our troops and support this bill. but not everyone is satisfied. the house's top democrat, nancy pelosi, delivering her message in a marathon eight-hour floor speech, the longest in more than a century. >> i had no intention of yielding back, mr. speaker. >> reporter: pelosi insisting she won't support the deal without a debate about extending protection for younger undocumented immigrants, known as dreamers. >> our dreamers hang in limbo with a cruel cloud of fear and uncertainty above them. >> reporter: conservatives upset too. >> i just think it's a bad deal records one republican blasting the proposal as disgusting and reckless, fiscal insanity he writes. outside that deal, another government cost being questioned, the president's proposal for a military parade, with the pentagon now making preliminary plans. >> the president's respect, his
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fondness for the military i think is reflected in him asking for these options. >> reporter: critics, quick to pounce. >> we're not north korea, we're not russia, we're not china. and i don't want to be. >> reporter: meanwhile, president trump seizing on hundreds of millions of text messages exchanged by a pair of fbi officials in a romantic relationship. bombshells, the president calls them, including one with an apparent reference to president obama that reads, "potus wants to know everything we're doing," but critics say there's no evidence of wrongdoing. former president george w. bush said there's pretty clear evidence that the russians meddled in the 2016 election. he was speaking at a summit in the united arab emirates. he didn't mention president trump by name but he did warn against trying to improve relations with russia.
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>> all right, peter alexander right outside the west wing door, thank you. we have a lot more to get to this morning, including the winter olympics. overnight the first events began in pyeongchang, and vice president mike pence arrived to lead the u.s. delegation. hanging over his visit, the north korean crisis and fresh tension with the rogue nation. nbc's kate snow is in pyeongchang with the latest. hey, kate, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning. that's right, the competition under way here, events happening as we speak tonight. overnight tonight two story lines involving vice president pence, his sharp exchange with north korea and a tweet that he sent to an openly gay u.s. figure skater. north korea's olympic team raising its flag in pyeongchang today while several busloads of south koreans protested their presence at the games. as vice president pence arrived here in frigid south korea, the rhetoric between the u.s. and north korea is heating up. >> they may tyrannize their citizens even more and threaten
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violence across the region in the wider world. >> reporter: kim jong-un's regime showing off its military might, the timing no coincidence. north korea's official state newspaper quoting a senior official ridiculing the idea that vice president pence could meet with the north koreans while at the olympics calling it nonsense. adding, "we do not abuse sports festivals like the winter olympics for political purposes." the u.n. secretary general visiting the olympic village today telling us -- >> i think we should be clear not to politicize the games. >> reporter: also overnight an escalating back and forth between the vice president and openly gay u.s. olympic figure skater adam rippon. the vice president tweeting to the skater saying, "i want you to know we are for you." that after a report pence wanted to have a conversation with rippon after the skater accused him of embracing an anti-gay agenda. that report suggesting rippon refused. on the vice president's plane, a spokesperson called the account misleading. with the torch arriving just
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outside olympic park, team usa voted for a four-time olympian in luge, erin hamlin, to carry the u.s. flag tomorrow during the opening ceremony. >> not one of the big headlining sports so it's pretty exciting to have -- on a big stage like that. >> reporter: snowboarding legend shaun white who's looking for redemption after failing to medal in sochi telling natalie morales, the colder, the better. >> it's cold so that means the halfpipe will be a little icy but it will be fast. that's nice, you'll have the speed up in the air to do your tricks. >> reporter: fans streaming in for the very first olympic event, talking about the games as a unifying force. >> we're all the same really. i think it's just a great showcase. >> reporter: kim jong-un's sister is expected to arrive here tomorrow. meantime we're learning some more about what she's going to do. she'll meet with the president of south korea for lunch on saturday.
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that's a big deal. south korean media also reporting, guys, that vice president pence's office asked the south korean organizers here to ensure that he would never have to cross paths with the north korean delegation. and one final thing, hoda, savannah, we just got word, we mentioned the norovirus yesterday, confirmed cases here now up to 128 cases. back to you. >> hope you packed your purell, kate. >> reporter: yes. >> we'll have a lot more on the olympics and introduce you guys to the stars of team usa all happening in our next half hour. also on a busy thursday morning, the u.s. military launched air strikes in syria killing over 100 pro-assad fighters. a coalition official says the strikes were carried out in retaliation after pro-assad forces fired artillery and tank rounds at u.s.-backed syrian opposition forces. no u.s. troops were believed to have been wounded or killed in this attack. now to the raging flu epidemic, one of the deadliest in nearly a decade. it's claimed the lives of 50 children.
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with warnings that the virus could last until april, how are families and schools supposed to cope? tammy leitner is in miami with that story. hey, tammy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. as we know, transmission of the flu virus can be very aggressive in schools, and that's why some schools nationwide are actually shutting their doors in an effort to stop the spread. this flu season is the worst the country has experienced in years. and schools which are a breeding ground for the germs are taking it on the chin. heather holland, a second grade teacher from weatherford, texas, died from flu-related complications. her death putting parents there on alert. >> i'm fairly worried just because there's multiple strands out there and so you can't be fully prepared. >> reporter: many schools are telling students and staff to stay home in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. holy angels catholic school in illinois closed its door after more than a quarter of its students got sick.
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and it's not just classrooms that are susceptible, but anyplace where lots of people gather together in close quarters. >> there have been a number of deaths. this flu season has suddenly become extremely serious. what is your biggest concern? >> it's terrifying, i'm not going to lie. i try to avoid people that are sick. if they're coughing. i send co-workers home if they're too sick. >> wash your stinking hands so you don't get all your babies sick. >> this nurse getting more than 9 million views after her flu rant went viral. >> it's very important that people realize that that is the germ that can spread the flu virus that can end up putting people in the hospital or even taking their life. >> reporter: in denver, a 10-year-old was so sick from the flu she was on life support for nearly a week. >> they told me your daughter is as close to death -- as sick as she can possibly be without
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passing away right now. >> reporter: her mom now saying she has turned a corner and is off life support. >> if we're learning anything this year, it's that this flu is nothing like we've ever seen. >> reporter: classrooms are a major breeding ground for these flu germs and that's why a lot of teachers are instituting new policies. they're asking students to use hand sanitizer. they're also asking students to wash their hands every single time they come into the classroom. obviously this won't prevent the spread of the flu every single time, but it's a precaution a lot of classrooms are taking. back to you guys. >> tammy, good advice, thanks so much. while the mood is extremely festive in philadelphia this morning, eagles fans are gathering already to celebrate the team's first-ever super bowl title with a massive parade. sheinelle jones is there, back in her old stomping grounds and she's doing a dance already. sheinelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning! you can feel the energy here in the city of philadelphia. let me tell you, there are already easily thousands and
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thousands of people here this morning. let me put this into context. the parade doesn't even start until 11:00 a.m. eastern. they won't even get to this area where i am in front of the iconic philadelphia museum of art, the parade won't even get here until about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. all of the people you see around me, a lot of them have been out here since midnight. which means they will be outside tailgating for 13 hours before they even see any of the eagles players. but for them it's worth it. if you think about it, this city has never seen a super bowl championship. they have been waiting their entire lives to see this. so frankly whether you're 3 or 103, you've never see this, which means you'll wait outside in the cold, and it is freezing this morning, for hours just to celebrate with the rest of the city. now, let me give you a little bit of the xs and os. this will be a five-mile parade route. they start at lincoln financial field. we call it the linc here in philadelphia. then they have 16 double-decker buses that will wind their way through the streets of philadelphia for five miles.
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every person i know will be outside just trying to get a glimpse of their faces. then it will end right here in front of the iconic philadelphia museum of art. let's just say, okay, have you seen the movie "rocky"? this is an iconic area of philadelphia where he runs up the steps and cheers. that's why they are here. they want to watch the players run up to the top of the steps and all of these people are going to go nuts. again, there are already thousands of people here. there's music playing, they're chanting about who let the dogs out, the e-a-g-l-e-s chant. it's insane. >> that looks like a blast, doesn't it? >> i can't wait for the rocky music. >> sheinelle already drank a dozen eggs. it's unbelievable. she beat up a side of beef. wow, she's already into it. >> she's been in a workout montage all morning long. sheinelle, have funny, thank you. >> it's going to be great. we'll see you in a bit.
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>> we will, hon. what are we looking at in the weather department? >> we're looking at some snow. take a look, this is albany, new york. man, what a mess. the good news is this was a quick mover. they got 4 to 6 inches of snow, but there's another area of snow coming in. before we get to that, right now it's 28 degrees in philadelphia. windchill of 17. by the start of the parade it will be sunny, cold, breezy, a temp of 30 but a windchill of 20. now, we've got winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings and watches for 28 million people stretching from the plains all way to western new york. the jetstream is going to be pulling this system pretty quickly. look for heavy snow accumulating today, tomorrow and on into saturday stretching from the plains all the way into the midwest. we're looking at generally about 6 to 8 inches through the plains from great falls all the way into rapid city. then as we get into friday into early saturday from cedar rapids, chicago, on into detroit, 6 to 12 inches of snow.
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and by saturday some lake-effect snow, buffalo, erie, watertown, syracuse could see 6 to 12 inches. so we're going to be watching this one move quickly right across. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. knowing before you go means more quality time sewing a costume for the school play that is not going to look anything like a frog. just a little heads-up mrs. davis... ha ha ha, yay kids! good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. san francisco another clear and chilly start to the day with our high temperatures going to quickly warm up to 70 degrees
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today. 70 in half moon bay. oakland 71 degrees and 76 in antioch, livermore and in san jose. and then as we go into the next several days slightly cooler temperatures moving in tomorrow and also for the weekend as winds pick up. we'll also have some slightly cooler temperatures for the inland valleys as well. >> and that's your latest weather, guys. >> coming up he's just used the world's most powerful rocket to send a sports car into space, so what's next for elon musk after that historic launch. and team usa set to shine at the winter olympics. we'll introduce you to the names and faces you'll get to know very well in the coming weeks, including this face right here mike tirico will join us from pyeongchang. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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commuters as well. >> that's right, laura. lines 80 and 81 traveling in that area and those are the ones that may be impacted. let me show you on the map where this is affecting ashley and over to california and sacramento. that circle drive there. highway 4 and 16 had crashes pittsburg and walnut creek. the rest of the bay a difficult thursday drive. beautiful out there, kari. it is a beautiful start to the day with cool temperatures but another warm afternoon headed our way with highs up to 76 degrees in san jose. san francisco, 70. 71 in oakland. over the next several days we will have some cooler temperatures moving into the bay area and some very dry conditions. inland areas up to 70 this
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weekend laura. pretty warm. another update in half an hour.
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welcome back. thursday morning, they're playing our song hoda. it's the 8th of february 2018. it's 9:30 at night in pyeongchang, south korea, and that is home sweet home for the next couple of weeks for us. we're almost to the opening ceremony. this is olympic park and this is where we are going to be holding down the fort for a couple of weeks. >> so we're going to be live from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. pyeongchang, all right. >> we're going to become evening people. >> we are. just ahead, we're going to introduce you to team usa. we're going to talk to mike. first, let's get a check of the headlines starting with the turmoil inside the oval office.
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>> white house shake-up rob porter one of the president trump's closest aides stepping down amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives. >> he came and grabbed me by the shoulders here and pulled me out of the shower in a rage. >> the move coming after the white house initially defended him. >> the president and chief of staff have had full confidence and trust in his abilities and his performance. >> russia hacking scandal. >> the scanning of voter registration databases was coming from the russian government. >> a u.s. official telling nbc news russia successfully targeted voter registration systems of several u.s. states prior to the 2016 the presidential election. >> we saw targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of that 21 were actually successfully penetrated. >> drowsy driving danger a new study shows that tired drivers are responsible for roughly one out of every ten crashes. that number much higher than previously estimated.
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close call. back up back up back up. >> dash cam video captures the moment a texas deputy is dragged away from traffic stop. somehow, she was not hurt. and mama mia. >> a star high school football player commits to attend university of florida. but somebody was not happy with the decision. >> who got up and left? >> that was my mom. >> today is thursday 2018. >> grabbed her purse and walked off. >> apparently did not care for that decision. but good news she did return and she did embrace her son. that is not tending. >> oh, my goodness. okay. wow you. >> also in the headlines this morning, still talking about that remarkable launch of spacex's falcon heavy, the world's most powerful rocket.
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it sends, among other things a car and its american driver into space. tom has more on that. good morning. >> good morning. there's a little p.t.barmun in elon musk. the bottom line is that this is all about money. getting those nasa and pentagon contracts to carry satellites and cargo into space and then proving the private companies can do it better and cheaper than nasa. but make no mistake, we're now in the midst of a new space race. this morning, one last final image of elon musk's star man cruising to an shtorbit around the sun. internal conspiracy buffs suggested it can't be true. >> it looks so ridiculous and impossible. and you can tell it's real because it looks so fake, honestly. >> and while the roadster boldly
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goes where no roadster has gone before back here on earth, musk and spacex have their sights set on the next big thing literally. bfr, b stands for big, r stands for rocket and the f, you can fill in the blank. even hard core nasa astronauts are starting to believe. >> you know i can remember, it seems like many years ago now when ee ron proposed flying a spacecraft into space and landing. and i thought, this is kind of crazy. and then he did it. >> spacex has been flying cargo missions to the space station for years. its reusable rockets able to do it far more cheaply. but musk isn't the only billionaire and the new commercial space launch race. a founder jeff bezos has blue origin. both are compete to go launch satellites secret military
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cargo, even astronauts perhaps within a year. while richard branson's virgin galactic continues to prom a zero g expense for tourists. >> you can envision supply runs being made by these commercial companies at a much lower cost than nasa carrying its heavy list rocket. >> the last space race with apollo's adjournmy to the moon in 1973. >> is it the apollo moment? >> it is the prelude. >> after spending $500 million on fallcon heavy, musk says the next race could come this year. >> we want a new space race. races are exciting. >> let the space race begin anew. >> by the way, did you catch that? he spent $500 million of his own money to develop falcon heavy. meanwhile, he could some day use this technology to zip people
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around the earth at much faster speeds. l.a. to london 30 minutes. london to hong kong 34 minutes. you could end up waiting for your bags longer than the actual trip itself. >> how long to pyeongchang? asking for a friend. >> thanks tom. let's move over to mr. roker, check of the weather. >> it's been snowy, but, you know some places a little below average. for example, both boston and new york near average for their snowfall. erie pennsylvania look at this. doubling its average so far at 152 inches of snow. and then we look at washington, d.c. below average. chicago, also below average as well. and temperatures are going to be above average throughout a good portion of the country, building warmth here in the east. by saturday new york city is at 51 raleigh, 63. jacksonville will be 79. however, you get into green bay, it's going to be in the teens,
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single digits in pierre. 33 in garden city. out west you are really warm with temperatures getting up to 82 on thursday in los angeles. 51 in cedar city still warm today and we could set some new records by this afternoon. that's something we'll have to watch, highs reaching into the mid-70s. 78 degrees in concord. 76 today in san jose. 74 today in palo alto. low 70s for san francisco, and some cooler air on the way along with some gusty winds and it does stay dry as we go into even the middle of next week. still no rain in the seven-day forecast with our temperatures coming down each day until we level out in the mid-60s early next week. latest weather. >> al thanks. a lot more to come this morning, including what could be a major discovery. a long lost ship filled with priceless treasure. this morning, a first look at what they found.
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we're back. 7:42. look at pyeongchang, south
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korea. that's live and it's the home of the 2018 olympic winter olympics. i am mesmerized by that rainbow stadium. >> we did mention the first events are already under way. the world prepares for what is expected to be a spectacular opening ceremony tomorrow night. willie geist is right there in pyeongchang with all that. >> hey, guys good to see you. it's warming up here right now. we're ready for you and we're off to a hot start. matt and becca ham illilton have already won their curling match. they beach the russian athletes this morning so off to a good start. they're not household names netly, but this is filled with some of the biggest names in the history of sports. they're fast. they're strong.
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they're fearless. and graceful. >> the road to pyeongchang has begun. >> team usa has landed in south korea looking to take care of business. the business of winning gold medals. at 242 athletes strong team usa is not only the largest delegation the u.s. has ever sent to a winter olympics it's the largest for any nation ever made up of 139 first timers a along with 39 returning olympic medalists. it's also the most diverse team of athletes ever assembled to represent the united states. leading the way for team usa, the most decorated american alpine skier lindsay vonn while
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michaela schifrin is looking to add gold. two-time winning snowboarder shaun white is looking to redeem himself in the half pike, along with first time olympian chloe kim who is set to leave her mark on the sport. nathan chin is the overwhelming favorite the to win gold with the quad program and the three members of the ladies team look to take down a tough group of international competitors. this is team usa. i'll add another name to that list jami anderson the defending gold medal champion from sochi in slope-style snowboarding. i mentioned chloe kim, 17 years old in snowboarding. she would have qualified for sochi, but she was only 13 years
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old. you can't compete in the olympics until you're 15. >> in love with her. willie thank you so much. >> see you soon. >> mike tirico good morning. good morning, ladies. how are we doing? >> let's start with lindsey vonn. >> coming into this olympic games, she is as hot as any downhill skier in terms of results. has won her last three downhills and there's emotion involved too. her grandpa passed away just a few months al. he fought in the korean war so she is so excited to come back to korea and perhaps honor him and his memory by winning a gold medal. >> a lot of people talking about mikaela shiffrin something calling her a young lindsey
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vonn. she hit gold in sochi. what do you expect from her? >> she has a massive points lead this year. she has everything that it takes to win multiple medals. so shiffrin comes in as the skier with a target. everyone in the world knows she's the one to beat. >> and shaup whiten white, he has the ghost of sochi. he's the first to say it. >> exactly right. winning gold in '06, in 2010 and then in 2014 not finishing on the podium. i spent about 45 minutes talking to shaun today. he is in such a good place because he's really motivated a lot of the athletes he's competed against to get into this sport. but he has another chance from a better place in his mind to win gold and win perhaps a third gold. >> speaking of olympic rookies, you've covered every big event, but this is your first time in the big chair at the olympics.
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how are you feeling as we get ready for it? >> i cannot wait. i'm so excited. the only thing i need from you two is if you can bring your alarm clocks you are working nights and we're working in the day shift. bring the alarm clock when you pack. >> and the expresso too. >> yes. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we're going to see him tonight for live coverage of the winter olympics. it starts today. and then tomorrow night, opening ceremony. 8:00 8:00 pacific, 5:00 eastern. >> what is it like to win gold? figure skating icon peggy fleming, she looks back at her big olympic moment 15 years later. but first, these messages. this is google home mini. it's got the google assistant in it, so it's super helpful. watch this: hey google good morning. gh: good morning, claire. it's 52 degrees with a chance of rain so you might want an umbrella. oh, that's thoughtful. it'll also read you the news look up traffic, and tell you. gh: your first meeting is at 9am. and you know how sometimes you're in bed and you can't get out
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i )m - -... happening now: a very good morning to you. it is 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia. we're following breaking news this morning. this is coming out of richmond. 20 minutes ago nbc bay area sky ranger caught this video of a flare-up at the chevron refinery. firefighters confirmed the flare but we didn't know how long it lasted. there's no shelter in place right now so no health warning but something we're monitoring. also breaking in berkeley, a deadly crash involving a bus that crashed into a home. it happened near ashby and california street. the crash happened about 90 minutes ago. police say a car initially struck the bus pushing that bus into a home and another car. someone in one of the cars actually died. checking in with mike inouye. an issue still for commuters? for sure at least on ashby
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or the ac transit line 80 or 81. we'll look at the map and circle it. this is on ashby at california just off california. the deadly crash continues with activity there. that's the reason for the delays for 80 and 81 through that particular area. line 12 affected by a homeless encampment going on. both affecting ac transit lines. roadways move well but the south bay really has seen a lot of slowing the last half hour especially 280 to 17 just past 17 and 880. there's a crash. back to you. and we are starting out with some sunshine and cool temperatures as we get a live look outside in san francisco this morning. don't forget the jacket but you won't need it with highs in low to mid-70s and up to 78 degrees in concord. 76 in san jose. and cooler air is on the way. still no rain in the forecast over the next seven days laura. thank you very much. another local news update in half an hour.
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it's 8:00. coming up on "today," white house shake-up. one of president trump's closest aides resigns amid domestic abuse allegations. the white house facing fallout over their initial response. we're there live. plus, treasure hunt. >> on the verge of a massive discovery. >> we're taking you to an undisclosed location off the florida coast, where treasure hunters may have found the largest sunken fortune in decades. the famed cousteau family gives us an exclusive first look. and the olympic games
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officially get underway. we look back at an icon on and off the ice. >> did you realize you were changing your sport? >> no. not at all. i just kept doing things. it's pretty cool. >> as peggy fleming marks the 50th anniversary of her incredible gold medal win. "today," thursday, february 8, 2018. ♪ hello to our family and friends in iowa! >> population 800. >> i'm turning 10 on "today"! >> all i want today is a selfie with al roker. >> all the way from alabama. we don't care that it's cold, because we're going to meet savannah and hoda! whew! we're jessica and mario from miami, florida! >> honeymooning with savannah and hoda. >> we're ready for the winter olympics! >> go team usa! we're getting ready, too,
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for the olympics! getting pumped up? >> i am getting so excited. >> we are. thanks for joining us on this thursday morning. >> we want to get right to your news at 8:00. a domestic abuse scandal forcing a top aide to resign is raising questions about the president's inner circle and who knew what. kristen welker joins us withal developments. hi, kristen. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. this morning rob porter vehemently denying allegations by two ex-wives he was physically and verbally abusive. jennifer willoughby says it began shortly after they married in 2008. this is a photo of his first wife who says porter gave her porter gave her this black eye after their 2003 wedding. both women affirmed accounts to nbc news, alleging she was choked and verbally abused. questions about when white house officials first learned of the allegations. according to one white house official, chief of staff john kelly was made aware of some of the allegations of domestic
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abuse months earlier. kelly defended porter tuesday calling him a man of true integrity and overnight saying in a statement overnight "there is no place for domestic violence in our society." one official says he could be out as early as today. and senate leaders reached a broad long-term spending bill just one day before the government shutdown. adding millions to military and domestic spending over the next two hours. just about 24 hours ago, president trump threatened a shutdown if he didn't get his way. president trump says we must is support our troops and support this bill. >> thank you. vice president pence is at the winter olympics and saying the u.s. stands firmly with him,
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and cautioned against what he called north korean propaganda surrounding participation in the games. they threaten violence across the region. meantime, in north korea, kim jong-un was staging a military parade to show off his country's most powerful weapons. well, schools, offices and city courts shut down in philadelphia this morning. one thing to do today. the city's first-ever super bowl victory parade and sheinelle is in the middle of all of it. your old stomping ground, sheinelle and she is still dancing. good morning, again. >> reporter: i've been dancing all morning long because it is freezing here in the city of philadelphia. i can't complain. we've been out here since 6:00 this morning. fans are camped out from overnight. we talked to fans out here at midnight. which means they've been outside in the cold for about 11 hours now. and really, they're just getting started. there's still a couple more hours to go. even though the parade is just getting started it's on the
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other side of town, about five miles away from here. starting at lincoln financial field, where the players play. 16 double-decker buses with the players, coaches and families. it is packed. expecting about 2 million people or more and will come here to the iconic philadelphia museum of art. the parade will have officially a ceremony at 6:00 p.m. eastern. it is a party. >> have fun! >> i thought sheinelle was the morning news. okay! nothing like the feeling you get when you work hard and a goal is better than you imagined. watch what happened unwrapping the first copy of her book's first kpp.copy tweeting "i don't really have words for this moment." take a look. >> it's beautiful. >> it's really beautiful. [ crying ] it's real! >> oh, my gosh. >> what a beautiful moment. her book, epic fantasy weaving
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we're back 8:11. what may be one of the largest discoveries of sunken treasure in 30 years. >> it was on a ship traveling through the florida straits back in 1622 when it went down in a hurricane. kerry sanders is in key west with exclusive details. kerry, i bet that's worth a lot of dough. >> reporter: well if they have found the spanish galleon here we're talking about unimaginable wealth. and the team is really excited to share their discoveries with us today because they know what it is to find a lot of silver and gold and emeralds because they have done it before with the sister ship. that ship went down in 1622 and was discovered in 1985 by the late mel fisher. off the florida coast in an
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undisclosed location treasure hunters may be on the verge of one of the most exciting deep-water discoveries in decades. a spanish galleon full of gold silver and emeralds. >> there may be $150 million, something like that. >> reporter: only $150 million. >> yeah. it's worth going after. >> reporter: kim fisher is going after the spanish merchant ship that went down in a hurricane in 1622. his dad was the legendary mel fisher. back in 1985 not far from her, he discovered the richest find ever. that galleon was laiden with treasure worth more than a half billion dollars. to the untrained eye this side scan sonar image may look like a school of fish but it's an apparently old, very old ship. joining the hunt philippe cousteau and his wife ashland. his grandfather, the world
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renowned oceanographer, jacques cousteau. they are documenting this hunt for their travel channel show. this day we dove to the margarita, part of the same fleet that sank in that hurricane, but they're thinking about a richer prize the consolacion. >> how excited are you to think this is it? >> we're on the verge of a massive discovery. this could be one of the most significant treasure wreck discoveries in history. >> if this is the ship that they think it is this is going to change history books. >> we're getting close. >> reporter: if it is the consolacion it's too deep for a scuba dive. they'll have to search then salvage with a remotely operated vehicle. >> when will we know that you know that they have actually found the treasure? >> hopefully soon. >> you will be our first call. >> reporter: well this gold bar, which was taken off the
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atocia worth a cool $150,000. yesterday while we were out diving we didn't find any gold or treasure but we did find at least this which is a pottery shard, which they believe when they logged it in they believe it may have been part of an olive jug. guys. >> wow. >> reporter: we need to confirm way down in the deep they found it again. >> how cool. >> that was cool. i love the underwater interview, kerry. >> i like that gold necklace. that would really brighten up this outfit. >> it's 28 feet long. that's how long it it is. >> thank you, kerry. >> did you by any chance kerry, find a pineapple that lives under the sea? just wondering. never mind. >> thank you, kerry. well here we go let's check it out and show you what we have today. we're watching this system a fast mover. it's going to come barreling through and it's going to bring a decent amount of snow in here
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as it gets caught up in the jetstream. heavy snow through the dakotas on through chicago and detroit. as we move into saturday snowfall amounts anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of snow in the plains. as we get into the midwest friday night, thursday night into tomorrow night we're looking at a lot of snow from chicago that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we'll have another day of near record high temperatures and starting out cool but we're heading up to 70 degrees in san francisco. more sunshine tomorrow. and 67 degrees. a breezy but cooler weekend with highs in the low to mid-60s for san francisco. up to 70 degrees for the inland areas. we're going to come down from these near record high temperatures even as we go into next week with a high of 67 degrees. so start out next week, that continues until the middle of the week, with still no rain in sight. don't forget if you're heading us out check ittous on
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sirius xm channel 108. time for trending. as we know team usa is in pyeongchang. a long trip. jet lag could be an effect. an article in "the wall street journal" says ski jumpers in particular can benefit from jetlag because it gives them a foggy head and they say they find value in not being as mentally sharp, especially when they are about to soar hundreds of feet into the air. >> sure. >> apparently being a little sleepier can help calm the nerves. >> if you're wide awake, why do this? >> right, exactly. you have to be a little bit out of it. do you guys have any -- do you get jetlag? >> i usually do. i try to drink a ton of water and they say walk and get on the time clock. >> they say when you get there, go to the gym, which is the last thing you want to do. >> nobody does that. >> as soon as i get on the plane, i set my watch to wherever i'm going and then i'm on that time zone.
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>> then you try to stay up? we're all about to have a 14.5-hour flight. >> i've flown to dubai and that's been my longest flight. but not like this. >> getting caught up within "stranger things." >> season 1 through 14. guess who's on popstart duty? me! first up you guys hans solo or the new hans solo. in an interview with "entertainment weekly" he opened up about following in harrison ford's footsteps. aaron will be playing a young hans solo in the upcoming film called "solo, a star wars story." he sat down with ford for some advice. he said a great thing when i met him. tell them i told you everything you need to know and then tell them you can't tell anybody. aaron said it wouldn't have been right to the film without first meeting the ford. ford by the way, kylie jenner revealed this
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photo of her daughter and her name is stormy. it's garnered 15 million likes. that makes this photo the most liked photo on instagram. so who was unseated as the record holder you may ask? queen b when she shared this photo saying she was expecting twins. that had 11.2 million likes. kylie's has 3 million more likes. >> but who's counting. and finally, taylor swift and ed sheeran in a new video. the singer posted on instagram. taylor is quick to make fun of ed for an annoying hackett ofbit of his. take a look. >> i just want to start by saying this is what he does. he tries to elevate himself just like geographically so that he can seem better than me. >> taller. >> like experts will study this and say that you're like -- what are you doing? you're like peacocking right now? >> it's only because you wear [ bleep ] heels all the time. >> look what i did for you today. >> it appears this video was taken during the time that they
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were shooting the music video called "end game." perhaps we'll see more behind-the-scenes footage in the future. so there, i did that part of it. >> there's only one thing left to do. >> that's right. it's the daly click. we'll call it the ally click. a group of whale watchers off the coast of mexico were surprised by their up close and personal encounter. the whale coming so close to the boat they were able to touch it. then hey, hey, hey, he sprayed them right there. even though the whale watchers were soaked definitely made for an unforgettable experience. yeah. >> back off. >> that's right. blow it out your blow hole. there you go. there it is. that's your daily click. >> he's putting a little lotion on, his skin looks a little scaly. now our special series where are they now olympians. 50 years ago the u.s. won just one gold medal. and you know who it belongs to? peggy fleming. >> i didn't realize that part of it. at just 19 she became a figure
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skating icon a household name and really put the sport on the map here in the u.s. anne thompson caught up with peggy. she's in pyeongchang for us this morning. hi anne good morning. looking forward to this. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. you know peggy fleming propelled figure skating into the winter games marquee sport, leaving such a mark that a half century later, we're still asking who will be the next peggy fleming. four minutes of olympic magic live and in color on tv for the very first time. suddenly a nation in the midst of painful and dramatic change saw the best of itself reflected in an elegant and ethereal 19-year-old peggy fleming. >> what do you remember about that night? >> i remember being terrified. >> really? >> yeah. >> it didn't show. >> i know. and i look at the footage and i see myself stepping out on the ice. and i go gosh i don't look nervous at all. but inside i was like -- i was
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terrified. >> was it your best performance? >> no it wasn't. and that's kind of sad for me that it wasn't my skate of a lifetime. >> reporter: but it was the skate of our lifetime. the judges in america falling in love with peggy's artistry. a series of television specials deepening the bond. >> we'll have to stop meeting like this. >> i hadn't even baby-sat before and this was my first job. i went okay. whatever. i'm going to do it. and i had so much fun. i had gene kelly, you know skating with me and it was like wow. this is -- this is like big time. >> reporter: girls wanted to be her, boys wanted to date her. peggy would transcend sports to become part of the pop culture,
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helping explain toe loops and axles on tv pitching products. >> so you weren't on the cover of wheaties? >> no. bran flakes. >> well it is a cereal box. >> reporter: making wine even surviving breast cancer. yet it would be on the ice where peggy would etch her indelible mark. "sports illustrated" naming peggy along with jackie robin sub, billie jean king and arnold palmer as one of seven athletes who changed their sport. >> did you realize you were changing your sport? >> no not at all. i just kept doing things. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: the california girl now lives in colorado. unpacking boxes of memories. >> this is innocence right here. >> oh look how cute. >> reporter: after a move to be closer to her three grandchildren. a life grounded in good friends and good choices starting with her husband, greg jenkins. her boyfriend at the olympics. >> so greg what do you
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remember about peggy's performance in '68? >> i remember it was really nerve racking to watch. but i was so proud of her. my parents had bought a color tv just so we could watch it live via satellite. it was fantastic. >> peggy's memories rooted in being the second daughter of al and doris fleming, a working class couple who moved to colorado springs so peggy could train with the best. al drove the zamboni while she skated but never lived to see her gold medal. doris made her chartreuse dress. >> my most memorable moment i think, at that olympics was seeing my mother's face. i think she put so much into me and guided me and made me feel strong and that she really saw the big picture of what i could do and she helped me be strong
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and she pushed and i needed that. >> do you remember what she said to you when you got off the ice? >> she didn't have to say a word. i could see it. it was the happiest i've ever seen her. >> reporter: a magic moment that 50 years later is why peggy fleming remains america's gold standard. now, always looking to improve her sport, this summer peggy will unveil the inaugural peggy fleming trophy where skaters will compete based on artistry instead of jumps. but first, there are medals to be won here. savannah hoda and al. >> we love that anne. >> that was a beautiful piece anne. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> by the way, who's going to be this year's peggy fleming? nobody can top her, but we'll have live coverage of the winter olympics all day on the networks of nbc. tonight on nbc primetime and the opening ceremony live tomorrow 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific right
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we )re following several breaking good morning. it is 8:26, i'm marcus washington. we're following several breaking stories right now. this is nbc bay area sky ranger over the scene of a water main break on peninsula. this is video from about ten minutes ago. you can see there extension itchve flooding. on san mateo and notre dame avenue. there is a school nearby saint matthew's catholic school. that school is close. it's pretty obvious why that's closed. we're also waiting to hear from utility crews when they think they can have that water turned off. we're also following a breaking story now. this one in berkeley. emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash involving an ac transit bus that then crashed into a home. this is near the intersection of ashby and california street. police say the car struck the
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bus causing that bus to collide with another car before crashing up against the home. a person has died in this crash. right now, we're going to go to mike inouye. this right here could be causing problems for commuters. >> that's right, major roadways. california, that's where the intersection is closed because of that crash investigation. and buses 80 and 81, those lines for ac transit will be affected. trap standard for the freeways in the area. el camino at notre dame, that's where the closure may be in place for a while because of the flooding. the rest, okay. starts while you )re sleeping. "nbc bay area" is live, on the ground - with a sneak peek at the festivities. overnight, kari fine-tunes her weekend forecast for the bay area and across the state. )today in the bay ) - 4:30 to 7.
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it's 8:30 now. it's thursday the 8th of february. it is 2018 and it's a beautiful day out on our plaza. we have a good crowd. we've got some olympics fever around here. >> we've got it in spades. >> we do. i think we've got some people on the plaza who have olympic fever. >> i think this might be the crowd moment. first of all, you have a great hat, you have a great hat, you have a great hat, you have a great hat. but you, you have a spectacular hat. >> do you want to wear it? >> yes. by the way, no hat fits me. are you, are you really in a curling club? >> we curl at the cape cod curling club. i'm sorry, ladies i can't come tonight but this is a good
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excuse meeting this wonderful person. >> are you busting because of the olympics? >> it's amazing. go curlers. we have two pair of olympic curlers from our club that are curling in the olympics. >> that is awesome. and just one other olympic note this lovely couple look at this. we met 16 years ago in 2002 at the salt lake olympic games. and what are you celebrating? >> 16 years of marriage. >> how about that! all right then. do you want your hat back? >> you can wear it. >> she said wear it so i'll wear it. >> you know what never take that hat off. it's awesome. >> i know what we're doing at the olympics. >> that is the cutest. >> i'm dying for breaking news to happen right now. and go. well coming up when you're craving chocolate or cheese how do you know which of the healthy choices you should reach for? i think we're getting a hint from mr. jansen cinco. he's here to reveal his award winners. who's ready for a little furry friend. there's so much cuteness happening in this studio.
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we're on a campaign we want to get these little guys adopted. i don't think it's going to be that hard because they are adorable. >> adorable. and, al, you're catching up with another hollywood icon. pretty cool. who are you talking to? >> i've got mr. burt reynolds. what he's saying about his award-winning career and the role he turned down that he now regrets. >> all right. >> and you probably won't ever guess which one it is. speaking of teases -- >> what are you trying to say? i like way you make it sound. this scrunchy would you fair it? >> yes. >> fanny pack? >> maybe. >> v-neck sweater with palmetto jeans? >> that was my look in the '80s. >> '80s is coming back. melissa garcia will walk us through the dos and don'ts of trying to pull it off in 2018. >> some things just need to stay away. >> i just -- i'm sorry, i have an urge. you wear it well too. >> adorable! >> let's take her over to the rink and throw her down.
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>> all right, al what's going on. i want to try it too. >> today's weather is brought to you by blue buffalo. you love your pets like family so feed them like family with blue. >> good stuff. anyway let's show you what we've got happening for you. the olympics -- first, the victory parade at 11:00 a.m. it will be 30 degrees, sunny, cold and breezy there. in beautiful philadelphia. now let's move to the olympics. opening ceremony partly cloudy cold 26 degrees, a windchill of 19 for all those folks sitting in the stands. and as we look at the forecast we're looking at the next seven days. temperatures in the mid-40s. as we go into the mountains where the olympic alpine cluster is we're looking at temperatures bottoming out at 19 on sunday but back up into the mid-30s wedne that's what's going on around the country.
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ooh, that was neat. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good evening san francisco looking good, with all of that sunshine. another cool start to the day with a warm afternoon headed in with a high of 70 degrees in san francisco. half-moon bay, 70 degrees. and 71 in oakland. and we'll be up to 76 in san jose livermore and antioch, 78, and con card, and some mid-70s for the north bay. we will have some cooler temperatures headed our way especially around along the coast. san francisco mid-70s throughout the weekend and early next week >> all these nice folks. selfie. all right, that's what's going on. now let's go back inside to savannah. >> all right, al thank you so much. if you want to make healthier food choices, listen up. we are about to reveal the best of the best. this is the eat this not that food awards. a nutrition wellness contributor for "today" is the creator and
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author of "eat this not that" so let's go through the list. i have my shopping bag because we're going to know a long flight and i thought i'd bring some snacks. >> the criteria was pretty simple. we scoured every aisle of the supermarket. there are 40,000 products. we tried to come up with the best based on lean proteins healthy fats good for you carbs and simple and pronounceable ingredients. >> okay, we like that. the first one is best sweet snack. >> so this best sweet fix. this is the skinny dipped almonds. these are dark chocolate raspberry. you can start eating this now and then skinny dip in the summer. the special twist here is they have about half the sugar. a lot of chocolate covered nuts have 12 grams of sugar, these have only 6 grams. >> and these are very tasty. >> and natural sugars. >> you don't have to move. it's going to move to us see. this is the best salty snack. >> we're like on a float here.
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these are the olives basil and garlic. these are only 50 calories and healthy fats. no sugar, heart healthy fats. it helps your iron intake protects your heart. it's really good. throw that in there. >> i did. what's this next one. >> all right. >> what's the next award? >> this is sargento balanced breaks. which is white cheddar, berries. you want your snacks to come in under 200 calories. this does the trick. smart people eat cheese you've said that before. and that is the case here. so you want these. >> the best snack food. okay good. the next is -- what is this the best what? the wild and wacky. >> wild and wacky bar. so a lamb walks into a bar and it's lamb in a bar. so it's a lambar. it's 130 calories 8 grams of
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protein and also organic berries. this one, this chicken one is 100 calories and 60% of those calories are pure protein. >> what is it though? what is it? >> taste it. >> like a slim jim? >> exactly. >> okay. >> but it's simple it's natural. >> all right. but not the lamb. i don't want the lamb. no no we're good we're good. what's the next one? best noodle. >> grandma's secret ingredient is not in the pasta, it is the pasta. this is lentil pasta right here. it's delicious. it's 200 calories, 11 dwramgrams of protein and tastes like regular flour-based pasta. a lot of bean-based pastas are bland or chewy, this tastes delicious. >> and less carby? >> yes. >> okay cool. >> and no sugar. and the sauce is no sugar either. >> all right, i like that. best -- >> now this is really cool. >> dinner in a pinch. >> fontera is sort of at the
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frontier of healthy chef-inspired meals. this is rick bayless. and this is great. this is south of the border. it's 260 calories per serving. >> okay. >> and it's got this great trifecta. >> is that the serving? because that's a lot. >> that's the box and then this is a serving. it's 260 calories and you've got the whole grains vegetables and lean meats. >> now we're getting to an area we can get into. this is the best fast food. >> and i'm not mcjoking. this is the mcdonald's -- >> i thought that was funny, okay good. >> it's 300 calories perfect portion control. it's a classic for a reason. >> i love an egg mcmuffin. >> you don't really have to say anything more about it. >> what's this one? >> now we're going to california pizza kitchen. this right here is the bon me bowl. everybody needs a little me time. this is 550 calories. it's terrific because
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>> announcer: pet adoption 101 is created with our sponsor, subaru of america. to help make a dog's day through the subaru loves pets initiative subaru has supported the aspca, the aspca rescue rights center for pet safety and southeastern guide dogs. we are back with some irresistible new pals. if you're looking to add a furry friend to your family adoption is a great option. and rea is here to tell you what you need to know and we've brought along some adorable dogs. all of these are up for adoption. every single one we hope to have adopted by the end of this segment. hi andrea. let's start with pepuppies. who's the right kind of family
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to adopt a puppy? >> i think what's happening right now is a perfect example of what you should be prepared for with a puppy. these are babies. right now they're a little overtired, they want some snug els -- snuggles they want some nap time. puppies are so cute. i love puppies, who doesn't? but make sure you really understand how much goes into the first year not just the first few months of raising a dog, socializing them educating them the tons of walks they have to get. >> what about with kids? often families with kids want a puppy. >> there's the good and the bad with that. on the one hand i respect the idea that people want their puppy to grow up with their children thinking that they'll better bond. but keep in mind that if you adopt an older dog, for example like this one, you know what you're getting, you know the personality. whereas with a puppy you can't necessarily be sure of that because you don't know what their adult personality will be like. >> speaking of adults al has an adult dog, an older dog.
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who is the right family to adopt this guy? >> speckles is around 8 years old. >> sorry, guys i think my favorite. >> i think that's my favorite too. >> and if you're not that active an older dog isn't a bad couch potato to share time with you. >> i have a 16-year-old dog. i loved her when she was younger but i love her even more now. she's so much fun just to chill out with. they're easy going. >> i love speckles. >> there's an adorable chihuahua with special needs. >> stay stay. >> oh we've got a showoff here. >> so this is a special needs dog. and the reason she is is because unfortunately she came from a pet store and she had a bacterial infection and they didn't treat her properly so now the vets think that she will have mobility issues the rest of
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her life. does that mean she's any less capable of providing an enormous amount of love to a family? no. will she require more responsibility and attention than some dogs? yes. but everybody i know that has a dog that's deaf or blind or other special needs, they tell me they would do it again many times over because those dogs are really super super appreciative of their family. >> and we should point out all these dogs are up for adoption. the puppies and speckles who just wandered away. probably looking for al. >> i love speckles. >> all of these are great, thank you so much andrea. if you want to learn how to adopt these dogs head to al over to you. >> good girl. dogs make the world a better place. with that in mind subaru launched the make a dog's day campaign to raise awareness for shelter adoption and giving back to dogs in need. now, these are just some of the
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videos that people have shared with buzzfeed showing all the ways their pups bring joy to their lives. now, you could have your dog featured in buzzfeed's video by sharing your pictures and videos using the #makeadaysday. we have more information on that at as well. stay speckles. up next hollywood legend burt reynolds taking us inside his man cave. wait until you hear about the major role he turned down. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back. 8:48 one of our favorite series today living legends. al you were recently in florida and got to meet burt reynolds. >> how cool was that? >> talk about fan boy. his rise to prominence taliban on tv with burt's breakout role
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in "deliverance." over the course of his 60-year career he's picked up two golden globes an emmy and an oscar nomination. >> this is an amazing library. >> thank you. >> in the '70s and '80s burt reynolds was one of the biggest box office stars. >> burt thank you for having us here. this is terrific. >> are you kidding? >> this is a great room. >> thank you. >> this is a man cave before it was a man cave. >> yes, it is. i come here when i think nobody likes me. >> a hollywood heartthrob with movie blockbusters like "the longest yard." >> we've come too far together to stop now. >> "deliverance" and "smoky and the bandit." >> you couldn't turn on a tv you couldn't look at a magazine burt reynolds was there. it seems like it's exciting but it would also seem like it was somewhat confining too at the
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time. >> it was confusing and it was scary. fortunately i was smart enough to have dina shore around me during those years. i never trusted a woman before or since as much as i trusted her. >> why? >> because she was right about enjoy it while it's here. you never know it's going to go away sometime. be prepared for that. and just the good people treasure and keep. >> but it was reynolds' role in the 1997 film "boogie nights" that earned him an oscar nomination and a golden globe win. wounding out a career that started with a college football injury and continued on with more than eight dozen films, theater and television appearances. >> you've been in over 100 movies. is it possible to have a favorite? >> it's very hard to have -- you have them for different reasons. "deliverance" is a favorite
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because john voit and i have become so close. >> why do you go on these trips with me? >> you know sometimes i wonder about that. >> is it true that you were offered the part of james bond? >> it's true. i hate to say that because it lowers my iq about 50 points. >> why did you turn down the chance to play james bond? >> i thought this was the logic. i thought no american could possibly play james bond but i didn't. you know i'm still working. >> yeah. which brings me to as you look back do you have any regrets? >> of course. of course. i'm not going to mention her. >> always the gentleman. the great thing about him, he's such -- he's so generous and he's such a gentleman. it really was a pleasure just to sit and talk with him. after we finished taping we sat around his library for another couple of hours and just hung
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out. >> he's got that cool thing going on big-time. thank you so much. that's awesome. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. we're back with something special tied to the excitement of the winter olympics. al is over in the orange room to explain. >> all right, thanks guys. all this week nbc universal shows and local stations have been taking part in a relay on social media. a torch emoji has been passed across the country from one twitter account to another using #nbcutorchrelay. well it was a team effort in pittsburgh where wpxi took the torch on a journey through their office. then in texas, the torch went on an icy adventure with the kcn news team and more than 60 stops later, the torch making a stop in our sofa at studio 1a.
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you know what burns my -- it's a final trip to pyeongchang just in time for tomorrow's opening ceremony. you can check out the full relay by searching #nbcutorchrelay on twitter. we want to thank everybody for taking part. >> that's cute. remember the torch lit your hair on fire. >> i remember. >> by the way, you can catch the olympics tonight on nbc. the opening ceremony tomorrow night. what have you got coming up? joe mikhail is on the show and ambush makeover. a lot happening. >> megyni )m - -...
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happening now - good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. happening now, we are following three breaking story, all in the bay area all happened within the past 2 1/2 hours. this video from nbc bay area sky ranger about 30 minutes ago, over a massive water main break on the peninsula. you can see that extensive damage done right there. this is on san mateo on notre dame avenue. there's a school nearby st.
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matthew catholic school. we're waiting for utility crews to find out when they shut off water or when they think that might happen. and at the scene of a deadly crash involving an ac transit bus that crashed into a home. this happened about 6:30 this morning near the intersection of asby and california street. police say a car collided with the bus, causing the bus to hit an unoccupied car. the driver of the car died. and in this video, the sky ranger, about 7:30 this morning. a flare at the chevron refinery in richmond. we just heard from chevron they're calling this an isolated incident. the latest on our midday newscast. you can go to our twitter feed for more updates.
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good morning, everyone. good morning, everybody. welcome. i'm megyn kelly, and we begin with our series "secrets revealed." over the course of five days in the fall of 2015 the 21-year-old son of our first guests lived with what he felt was a terrible secret. jake curtis fell victim to online extortion. what happened over those five days would change the course of jake's and his family's lives forever. please watch as cindy george tells us about her son and that dangerous encounter. >> my heart breaks for what he went through. he was real fun lovi


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