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good morning. thanks for starting your weekend with us. new developments in the war in ukraine with explosion on the bridge used my the russians. >> the world watching to see how vladimir putin will respond. it is october 8th. this is "today." breaking overnight. escalation. a bomb blast tears apart a key bridge connecting russia to crimea. an important supply route for the russians. another setback for the russian leader as fears grow he may use a nuclear weapon.
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what now? we're live in moscow. gloves off in georgia. republican senate candidate herschel walker defiant in the accusations from the ex-girlfriend who claims he paid for an abortion. chaos and panic. a scary scene at the high school football game as gunfire erupts. sending players, the bands and fans running. out of jail. anna sorokin, the fake german heiress released to house arrest, but this morning, her troubles are far from over. all that plus from music to the military? ♪♪ >> with the threats of attack from north korea, south korea's bts now facing the possibility of having to enlist in the military. what the bts army is saying
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about it. today, saturday, october 8th, 2022. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with peter alexander and kristen welker. >> welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. how about that news about bts? this is a big debate in south korea. peter, more than 60% of people think entertainers and pop stars should be except. >> the oldest turns 30 in december. he could face possible enlistment. introduce themselves as corporal boy band. also a full plate. other news as it relates to your pocketbook. a strong jobs report leading to a plunge in the markets. why that good news from main street is bad news on wall street. plus, tens of millions of us waking up to unusually cold
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temperatures this morning with average temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal. when and where it might warm up a bit. we begin with breaking news. a massive explosion on the bridge. the blast coming amid president biden's warning that vladimir putin is not joking about using nuclear weapons. >> in a moment, we'll talk about what the nuclear threat means for the world, but keir simmons is in moscow this morning. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: kristen, good morning to you. just over 24 hours after president biden said president putin could be leading the world to a nuclear armageddon, this image. a bridge crucial to the kremlin and images infuriaing president putin. this morning, a nuclear threat
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looming, a major fire on the bridge linking russia to crimea. the blaze visible for miles. reports of a huge explosion at 6:00 a.m. local time. russian authorities say it was a truck bomb that caused the blast on the strategic bridge to russia from ukraine. it is opened by president putin in 2018 after russia annexed crimea. the attack coming a day after putin turned 70. he has no cause for celebration. it is another setback for the russian leader who is drafting hundreds of thousands of rusian men according to officials to fight on the streets. on the streets of moscow today, most were reluctant to talk. >> how do you feel about vladimir putin? >> i'm out of politics. >> are you worried? anxious in these times? >> mostly for my close friends
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and parents and brother. >> how do you feel about president putin? >> i think i can't answer you the question. >> you don't want to answer that question. >> reporter: overnight, more russian shelling around the key cities of kharkiv and zaporizhzhia. and volodymyr zelenskyy saying he liberated more areas this week alone. and under pressure, the white house reassuing america has seen no change in the nuclear posture by russia. the private warning from president biden that president putin's nuclear threats were not joking. still making global headlines. guys, in the comments by president biden, he also said he is trying to figure out what president putin's offramp is. the explosion on the bridge is the attack on the bridge which further limits president putin's options.
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an adviser to president volodymyr zelenskyy describing it as the beginning. guys. >> increasingly tense situation. keir simmons, thank you. >> let's bring in retired admiral james stavridis. he is our chief international security and diplomacy aanalyst. good morning to you. i want to ask this. the risk of nuclear armageddon right now is highest since the cuban missile crisis in 60 years. is that your assessment of the situation? >> there is good news and less good news here. the less good news is yeah, we are closer to a potential use of a nuclear weapon. i, for one, would believe far more likely it would be a smaller nuclear device. i think the good news here is that the west is prepared for this in terms of signaling.
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that's what the president was doing yesterday to president putin that we have many options that we can respond if he there essentially zero percent chance of an exchange here. putin is not reaching for the lever for the apocalypse. he knows that is the end of russia and the world. tactically, we can respond in the 10% range. yes, it is all concerning. >> certainly, admiral, we know putin is facing pressure. the comments by president biden. he is facing pressure from his inner circle. what is his off ramp? >> unclear at this point. certainly the closest you could construct of an off-ramp would be look at the deal with russia and ukraine a few months ago to
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get grain out of ukraine. those were talks facilitated by the turkish president and supervised by the head of the united nations secretary-general. you could see after the winter, kristen, both sides feeling as though, gosh, we have need to somehow step back from the apocalypse here. the brink of war -- of a big war. will that happen? hard to say, but there is always a potential for negotiations. probably after the winter is when we will see that. that is the only off ramp. >> admiral, it is not just russia, but north korea is a concern. renewed concern with six missile launches in the last couple weeks. how concerned should the u.s. be about that threat from north korea? >> similarly, i think it is unlikely that kim jong-un is going to wake up on tuesday and actually deploy a nuclear device. however, peter, we should be
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prepared for him to conduct a nuclear test probably underground. perhaps out at sea. he is someone who is seeking attention in all the wrong ways and i think that's worth focusing on. i do have to make a comment about the boy band in korea. let's not forget elvis pressly stepped up during the cold war. >> that's right. admiral, nice to see you. thanks for your time. >> thanks. now to several new twists in the most closely watched senate race of the mid-term elections. overnight, georgia republican senate candidate herschel walker speaking out to nbc news and standing by the claims he did not know an ex-girlfriend had an abortion more than a decade ago. this is the same woman who says walker wanted her to have a second abortion years later. she refused.
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nbc's ali raffa is following the latest for us. >> reporter: kristen, good morning. demartin control the senate by the thinnest of margins. this could come down to the peach state race from too close to call to roild in allegations. this morning, all eyes on georgia. the crucial senate race between herschel walker and democratic senator raphael warnock in controversy. after allegations by the daily beast that walker paid for a former girlfriend's abortion in 2009. and then walker pressured the same woman to have an abortion two years later, but she refused. walker repeatedly denying both claims. >> i'll not back down. the stakes are too high.
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>> reporter: the former football star confirmed that his wife and woman making allegations that the woman and wife were in contact friday morning. walker sharing copies of the text exchange with nbc news and saying, quote, i'm not saying she did or didn't have one. i'm saying i don't know anything about that. i don't know. walker telling nbc this was the first time the woman ever mentioned the abortion to him or his wife. the woman showed the new york times and daily beast the copy of the receipt from the atlanta clinic. the get well card from the former football star. we should know we have not seen this documentation. walker telling nbc news, i don't remember any card or check or anything. i was dating her. i could have sent money or a card, but not for the reasons she is saying. despite the spectacle, most
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republicans are backing herschel walker. >> herschel walker will win the race. this is an effort for democrats to hold on power. >> reporter: and frustrations only grow. >> even the most staunch republicans are rattled by the flow of information. >> reporter: just 32 days before voters have their say. walker doesn't have any plans this weekend to meet with voters. ultimately the choice is theirs. republicans here tell me they don't think this controversy will have impact on this senate race. democrats say this is another reason walker is not fit for office. kristen and peter. >> allie raffa, thank you. let's move to the economy and another week of turmoil on wall street. the markets taking another dive on friday after what should have been good news with positive jobs report. nbc's priscilla thompson is in new york this morning. priscilla, why was the reaction so negative? >> reporter: peter, it is
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because the positive jobs report could be a sign of more economic pain ahead. to quote a classic, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. this isn't a tale of two cities. it's a tale of two realities. on one hand, a promising new jobs reports. unemployment at 3.5%. a half century low. 236,000 jobs added. and yet what would normally be good news, sent the stock market tumbling. >> why is that? >> the fed has been raising rates in hopes of slowing the economy. with so many businesses still hiring, that means the economy isn't really slowing that quickly. it is likely going to mean the fed will continue to raise rates. when they raise rates, the market doesn't like it because it costs big business more money to operate. >> reporter: the dow dropped more than 600 points friday. the nasdaq closed 3% lower. that reality so much more than
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just numbers to people like genevieve. >> it is invested. >> reporter: in her 70s, she will soon tap into our 401(k). she is worried if the stock market continues to spiral, she may not be able to afford the retirement of her dreams. >> we had to reassess travel. >> what should people think about in the 401(k) as they watch wall street? >> that is a long term investment. >> reporter: that bounce back will be driven by more interest rate hikes to slow the economy. bad news for workers. the jobs report revealed wages are stagnating. at the time it is becoming more expensive to buy a home or car or pay down credit card debt. >> sit tight and not panic and ride it out. >> reporter: wise words as americans brace for an uncertain financial future. and as we continue to navigate
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the uncertain financial times, experts say this is a time to be saving your money. not splurging on big ticket items or not quit a job if you don't have a back-up plan. the goal is to be stable and secure. peter and kristen. >> a lot of conversations heading into the fall. priscilla thompson, thank you. new developments from uvalde, texas. the entire police force there is under suspension. they did not cite a specific reason, but it comes to the outcry to the reaction in may responding to the mass shooting there. officials faced outrage this week following the revelation the district hired a state trooper under investigations for her actions that day. she was among the first to respond at robb elementary school. that officer was fired on thursday. you may remember 19 children and 2 teachers were killed in the
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massacre. in florida this morning, thousands of residents of fort myers beach are still waiting to see if their homes survived hurricane ian with no return date in sight. the mayor of the town said no one will be allowed until the emergency services teams finished search for injured or dead. officials in florida updated the death toll overnight. now reporting 94 storm-related deaths so far. ian is the third deadliest hurricane to hit the u.s. with now at least 100 people killed across three states. >> the president says it could be years to rebuild. now a check of the forecast. let's turn to somara theodore for that. somara, a lot of the country waking up to a chill. >> kristen and peter, we are not talking sweater weather. we have to pull out the winter coats. 65 million people from omaha to waterloo and nashville and
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cincinnati. freeze watches and freeze warnings. take a look at what they are walking out the door. waterloon the 20s. 28 degrees. chicago at 38 on that morning jog. down in cincinnati, the dog walk is around 35 degrees there. out to pittsburgh right now, we're in the low 40s. as far as the east coast goes, not as cold. we are going to struggle to make it into the 60s today. highs still falling about 12 below the average out in pittsburgh in the 50s. in the nation's capital, 64 degrees. tomorrow, the chill stays in place. we slowly see the numbers rising. upper 50s and low 60s throughout the east coast. we will see temperatures warming up. here is a look at what's coming at the top of the week. we're headed back in the 60s. cincinnati, hold tight. you may have to pull out the winter coat. we are headed back to sweater weather by wednesday. close to 80 degrees. raleigh in the 70
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and once again, we will wake up to some of that fog especially around the coastline and in through the peninsula, but we will get some clearing into the afternoon. also, daytime highs today will once again be warm in the 80s especially for inland areas and we'll start to see some cooling heading into sunday and monday as we see a system approaching just to our north. that's going to start kicking up winds into the start of the workweek, but notice it brings a drop in and that's the weather in your neighborhood. kristen and peter. >> thank you, somara. will k-pop stars bts being forced to the military? >> the k-pop group is known for the viral dance moves, but new choreography is in the news.
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we are back with the weekly download. >> there were a lot of headlines this week, including the growing threat from north korea. >> escalating tension on the korean peninsula after north korea launched half a dozen missiles in the last few weeks. >> the launch by the border with china was the longest range test yet. 2,800 miles over japan and crash
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into the pacific ocean. the u.s. and south korea condemned the launches and firing missiles of their own and moving military assets into the region. nearly a year after the fatal shooting on the set of "rust." a settlement with alec baldwin and haylena. >> her husband will be an executive producer on the movie. no party admitted wrongdoing. the d.a. says criminal charges are still possible. a successful launch and docking for spacex's fifth manned launch to the international space station. the four crew members include two americans and one japanese astronaut and one russian cosmonaut. working together despite international tensions.
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>> we will focus on our common, unique single aim. >> the mission will last five months. ♪ proud to be a coal miner's ♪♪ country superstar loretta lynn died at the age of 90. ♪ come home drinking ♪ ♪ with loving on your mind ♪♪ >> i have to put myself into a song or i couldn't write it. he's done it! he has done it! >> aaron judge slugged his way into the record books. crushing home run number 62 to break the home run record in a single season. >> it's been a fun ride so far. some of the wildest moments caught on camera. a protester on the field evaded security at the 49ers game until players took matters in their hands.
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>> a couple of rams come over there and make the tackle. it's a bird. it's a plane. it's a new york city building contractor checking on leaky skylights as he leapt from rooftop to rooftop 20 stories in the air. a heap of sheep stopped traffic in the national forest. talk about a rush hour lamb jam. and harry styles biggest fan may be his smallest. >> hello! are you having a good time? >> it was little camilla's first concert. well worth skipping day care. >> that was sweet. can we go back to the building contractor? he didn't have a rope or anything he was attached to. that's terrifying. >> i appreciate his work uniform which is a suit and dress shoes. he looks more like daniel craig than the building contractor. >> you are right. he looks like daniel craig.
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they need to do a movie about him. amazing. still to come right here, we're looking up with the sneak peek inside the renovated air and space museum in d.c. as it gets set to reopen its doors. and what we are learning about the beloved video
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good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm cara copper. mourning the families abducted at gun point. the memorial is growing in downtown merced to remember the family of four which included an 8-month-old baby. candles were placed with cards, teddy bears and photos of the singh family. deputies took this man, alberto salgado into custody thursday night. he's the brother of accused killer jesus manuel salgado. it is unclear how the brother is
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involved, but we do know he faces charges of conspiracy, accessory and destroying evidence. >> we learned the accused killer jesus once worked for the family. it's believed he had some kind of previous dispute with them. deputies say that before his arrest he tried to take his own life. he is still in custody. the bodies of the singh family were found in an orchard earlier this week miles from their business. surveillance video captured dramatic images of their abduction. turning to our continuing coverage of covid and current levels are at a low. according to the cdc, fewer than 1% of americans live in communities considered with high levels of transmission. that hasn't happened since early this year since april. nearly 80% of americans now live in classified in the low tier and here in california all counties except for three are classified as having low levels
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and that is in siskiyou counties. we will turn now to our meteorologist for a look at our microclimate forecast on this saturday. >> we are starting out pretty cool for pretty much the entire bay area and a great shot of san jose area and we're seeing foggy conditions into san francisco and we will continue to see that at least 10:00, 11:00, and we'll finally get sunshine with temperature in the 50s. meanwhile, your temperature trend for san jose start at 59 and notice by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. we'll bump up to 70s. if you're headed to fleet week and expecting to see a lot of the fog around the coast, by 11:00 a.m. it will be some clearing and it will be great enjoying the day and 60s in the forecast, keara? >> coming up this morning on "today in the bay." she came face-to-face with the
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stockton serial killer, shot ten times and somehow surviveded to tell the story. what that woman remembers from that horrific night. we'll have that and the top storie and thes
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♪♪ ♪ i settle for the ghost of you ♪ ♪ i miss you more than life ♪♪ we're back on saturday morning, october 8th, 2022 with big news from justin bieber. fans will not be happy. that is coming up in "popstart." >> we'll have to check it out. we have a check of the headlines. the mayor of new york city
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declared a state of emergency after thousands of migrants bussed in from texas in recent weeks. mayor eric adams says the city is expected to spend $1 million to help the arrivals. he called it unsustainable for the crowded shelters. he is requesting federal aid. federal law prohibits them from working in the united states. panic during a high school football game in ohio friday night with shots fired there. it sent fans and players and band members running for the exit. three people were shot. injuries, fortunately, are not life threatening. authorities have two suspects in custody. the toledo and central catholic high school game was called off. the fake heiress whose story was a podcast is out of jail on friday.
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anna sorokin, who went by anna delriso, served three years behind bars and faces possible deportation. she scammed her way into the posh new york city lifestyle. she will remain under house arrest in a new york apartment wearing an ankle monitor and no access to social media. could the members of bts enlist in the military? we have maura barrett with more. >> peter, south korea has a mandatory military service. that exception kept bts away from the frontlines, but that could change. this morning, the bts army, the worldwide fan base anxious over their favorite boy band members could be drafted into the south
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korean military. a top official saying friday it is desirable for the princes of pop to serve military duties to ensure fairness across the country. the group currently on break to focus on solo projects are known for the hits and dance moves. their videos racking up billions of views online and selling out world tours. even performing at the u.n. ♪♪ >> reporter: under south korean law, all able bodied men must serve two years service. special exceptions are given to athletes and musicians. in bts' case, a boone to the economy. >> $3.54 billion in makeup and posters and sales. that is contributing to the south korean economy. that is something they want to think about before they risk
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what may be the end of bts. >> reporter: south koreans are divided. in a public poll, 54% of people said they should fulfill their duty. 44% said special benefits should continue. devoted fans around the world hoping for a little more funk and soul from the dynamite boy band. now when members of other k-pop groups joined the military, 2 pm and big bang, the appearances dropped off. bts members would likely be able to practice and perform either way, the culture minister will decide before december. peter? >> thank you, maura. the topic you have to give consideration. >> absolutely. what is remarkable is they have so many fans here. they will all be watching closely. we will be watching the
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weather closely. let's check in with somara. >> we have our eye on the tropics. not to worry. at this point, we are keeping a close eye on central america with tropical storm julia. let's look at julia. 60-mile-an-hour winds. a strong tropical storm. it is moving quickly to the west at 18 miles per hour. here is the good news for the u.s. not a direct impact for us. they are anticipating it to strengthen to a category 1 hurricane as it makes landfall early on sunday morning. you can see that it will be impacting nicaragua and honduras. if you have plans to costa rica or belize, they could get a hit. closer to home, we are looking at a chill in the midwest. we could see temperatures this morning like in areasn
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waterloo, 28 degrees. out to the w >> we are starting out with cool, but calm weather across the region. expect to see that fog lingering around the coastline especially in through the city and in around the peninsula. by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. the temperatures will remain in the 50s and we'll start to get breaks of sunshine in san francisco start at 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the daytime high expected in the upper 60s. meanwhile for the south bay in the 50s and cloud and that's the weather in your neighborhood. peter and kristen. >> somara, thank you. the nearly 100-year-old scientist who worked on the atomic bomb in world war ii and no w
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walked into the laboratory, it was 1947. harry truman was president. jackie robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. 75 years later, gruen is still hard at work. endless search for knowledge that brought him to the fight against climate change. >> this is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced for its existence. >> when did you first appreciate the challenge? >> 30 years ago. >> reporter: he was born in germany in 11922. when hitler came to power, his classmates wore nazi uniforms. >> it would begin every class with the hitler salute and life became difficult. i had taken up the violin.
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my fellow students would put soap on my violin strings. i would be beaten up after school. >> just because were you jewish? >> just because i was jewish. it became clear if i wanted to survive physically i would have to leave and that's what i did. >> reporter: he fled. boarding a ship and leaving his family behind. >> i remember seeing the statue of liberty before landed at new york harbor. to me, america was a land of fantasy and adventure. >> reporter: he wound up in chicago and taking chemistry classes at night and joining the manhattan project in oak ridge. isolating uranium isolating the bomb dropped on hiroshima.
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>> no nuclear weapon must ever be used again. >> reporter: he officially retired a decade go, but still working. capturing more of the sun energy than silicon. eventually, solar panels could provide electricity for all needs? >> yes. >> when you think back at all of the science you have done over the years, what do you feel will be your legacy? >> i hope it will be what i'm doing right now. like i said, it's fun. >> reporter: a lifetime of science in a country that gave him a chance. >> what you if you just having any fun? i'm no -- >> this is fun for you? >> this is fun for me. >> reporter: for "today," josh
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showcaing the mobile of planes and the dc-3 permanently suspended in flight. >> we get to walk into another world. >> we will see the solar system. seven parts in seven minutes. >> from the asteroid to the face of the moon, the tour guide christopher brown. >> this is the attic of american space history. >> it is. it is the most iconic artifacts that tell that story with the most prominence and the most complete collection in the world. >> all part of the effort to refuel the experience and inter. you can look at the wright brothers first flight. >> we want to continue to inspire and promote careers and imagination so people can look forward. >> to the ongoing missions like curiosity millions of miles
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away. >> i think the thing that many folks realize for the first time is the size and scale of the activity that we're now doing on the surface of mars. >> the museum puts an emphasis on inclusivity highlighting an aircraft invested by neal loving. and a t-38 flown by jackie cochran. the first woman to break the sound barrier. >> we want a little girl to look around and say this is amazing. i want to be part of this. >> even r2d2 hanging out. >> among the attractions, stars are the silver screen. >> hang on back there. >> an ex--wing star fighter from the set. and from "star trek" spock's vulcan ears.
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may they live long and prosper. and the race car that mario andretti drove to the checkered flag. and for thrill seekers, the harley davidson behind evel knievel's stunts. >> one small step for man. >> and this is the apollo 11 command module that took astronauts like neil armstrong to the moon and back. >> that is so cool, peter. >> that is cool. if that is not enough of a draw for families. i brought you astronaut ice cream. we'll return it when the store opens up. >> i have vanilla ice cream sandwich. i've always been curious. it is an actual sandwich. this is exciting.
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look. an actual ice cream sandwich. very crispy. >> uh-oh. that might be a tooth. >> it's good. it's very sweet. it's not cold. >> i said what is your favorite ice cream? she said pistpistashio. coming up, the dolphin who could not wait for fun with the visir. we'rtoe
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thank you for joining us. i'm kyra klapper. it's the first time they have been held since the supreme court overturned roe versus wade. there are marches nationwide including several in the bay area. there will be demonstrations at the plaza of oakland city hall, uc berkeley, outside of san jose city hall, pioneer park in calistoga. the old courthouse square in santa rosa and rockaway beach in pacifica. and fleet week taking off this weekend in san francisco. organizers expect 100,000 people each day to come through today and tomorrow. with that, it comes with some safety concerns. they estimate a million people will have passed through by the end of the week. police say if you plan to be in the city you should keep items out of your car. they will be patrolling to keep you safe. the blue angels will be flying once again today for the start of the air shows.
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sometimes the planes are flying one foot apart and you can get a look at it from the marine of green. the blue angels air show starts at noon today. we have a fleet week guide online to help you plan your schedule with a full list of events including a list of times right there on nbcbay let's check in with meteorologist vianay arana. >> the best place to view the blue angels will be from the embarcadero. there will be breaks of sunshine and it will be in the upper 60s. we all know layering is important. you definitely want to take a light coat out there. right now it's at 54 degrees and notice by 11:00, 12:00 we start to get breaks of sunshine and the daytime highs start to bump up into the 60s. the weather will be absolutely perfect to go out and enjoy and
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it is 55 degrees and a lot more sunshine into the interior. also today will be the last day when we will see the above seasonal temperatures and we've been seeing upper 80s and low 90s for san jose and notice across mid-70s and then a change in our weather pattern. kyra? >> also this morning on "today in the bay," governor newsom says they are taking advantage of you. coming up, his new plan to make oil companies pay for their high gas prices. we'll have that, plus all your other top stories and the vma full forecast. we hope to see you then. right now we'll send you back to "today."
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good morning. breaking overnight. critical target. explosion tears apart a key bridge that russia used to supply its war effort in ukraine. yet another setback for vladimir putin as fears grow he could use nuclear weapons. we're live in moscow with the latest. flu fears. officials are now warning of the possibility of the severe flu season. doctors urging everyone who can get vaccinated to do so. how you can keep your family
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healthy. and shop till you drop. the calendar says october, but holiday sales are under way before halloween. the deep discounts you should take advantage of now and the items you should wait before checking off your list. today, october 8th, 2022. >> hi, we're from mill valley, california. celebrating a lifetime of sisterly fun on "today." >> p from memorial herman in texas. >> one team. one dream. let's find a cure. >> i'm lucy from chicago and my kids. >> melanie. >> on the "today" show. we love you. we are waving hello right back. good morning. welcome back to "today" on saturday morning. i love we're talking about holiday shopping already. i don't have my pumpkin for halloween.
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>> you are looking nice in the fall chartreuse. we will get to the day's news. the explosion on the bridge that russia uses to bring weapons into ukraine. nbc's chief international correspondent keir simmons is in moscow this morning. keir, good morning. >> reporter: peter, good morning. this was a crucial bridge for the kremlin linking russia to crimea. just take a look at the pictures. early this morning, an explosion on that bridge. the russians say it was an attack by ukraine and three people died. the damage now clear. both the road and train lines are down. partly collapsing into the sea. take a look at that. this bridge was both symbolic, guys, and crucial for sending military surprise to crimea. russia saying it can still send supplies.
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russians calling the ukrainians terrorists. that kind of talk is 24 hours after president biden warned that president putin could be leading the world to armageddon. he doesn't think president putin is joking when he makesveiled threats. i have been talking to the people and they will say how worried they are for their brothers and fathers and sons. the draft continues as those men get sent to ukraine. president biden talking about how he hopes to try on figure out how putin can find an off-ramp. instead, what we are seeing is the rhetoric and actions ramping up. >> those questions about whether there could be off-ramp raised by the world right now. keir simmons in moscow. keir, thank you. also, a health alert with
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doctors warning this year's flu season could be more severe than the past few years. that is due to the general return to normalcy after two years of covid. we have dr. natalie azar with us. dr. azar, good to see you. break this down for us. why are doctors concerned this year will be more severe than the past? >> i know, guys. good morning. it is always difficult to predict what kind of a flu season we will have here in the united states, but experts often look to what's going on in the southern hemisphere to give us a little bit of a lens into our season. unfortunately, and particularly australia had the worst season its had in the last five years. it peaked early and it peaked quickly. we typically peak between december to february here in this country. that is why experts are concerned if we peak earlier, we could see flu circulating in the next couple weeks.
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guys. >> dr. azar, with so many folks locked in their homes over the last couple years, that meant they were neglecting the flu shot. who is most at risk this season? >> that's right, peter. you know, after you get your shot, just with the covid vaccine, it takes two weeks for the antibodies to build up. the cdc says by the end of october, they would like to see everybody get vaccinated. who is most at risk? it is a group we have been talking about for many, many years now. 65 and older. children under the age of 2. persons who are pregnant, obese, immune owe compromised. those are the folks we worry about. a survey said half of people were planning on getting the flu shot which is consistent with the last number of years. 1 in 5 at risk are planning at getting it this year. >> dr. azar, i spoken to so many
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people who want to get the second covid booster and flu shot as well. what is the guidance there? should you space them out? any reason not to get them the same day? >> you may recall when the covid vaccine rolled out, we wanted the vaccines to be separated by two weeks and make sure we had a clear understanding and perception of the safety of the covid vaccine. that is no longer the case. you can get the flu shot on the same day as the covid vaccine. you can get them in the same arm or different arms. that's up to you. you can go and get a 2-for-1. go get it today. >> we are boosted and we are getting our flu shot family field trip today as well. that should go over well with the girls who just heard that. what about those who are covid fatigued? the message to those americanses is what? >> i understand it. we all feel that way.
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everyone sarificed a lot in the last couple years. i know you feel covid is in the rear-view mirror. it is not necessarily. we are seeing cases rising in europe. as we head into the winter, we lost a lot of protections that protected us from flu and covid the last couple of years. people are less likely to mask inside. as the weather gets colder, people are gathering indoors. we see a huge spike in the respiratory illness. my kids have come home every week with a respiratory illness and we have no immunity and no one is masking. we built up no immuity the last couple years. we are at risk for respiratory virus like covid and flu. we are more concerned this year, guys. it is not the time to let your foot off the gas pedal. >> such great guidance. dr. azar, great to see you. have a little time for the
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weekend morning boost. thing yoga teacher melissa bradshaw visited indianapolis and the zoo. friends encouraged her to try cartwheels in front of the tank. to her surprise, a dolphin joined in with her. bradshaw called the connection with her favorite animal one of the best experience of my life. that is the dominique dawes of dolphins. >> a perfect 10. she has a future at disney world. great. still ahead. it is never too soon to start your holiday shopping, right? the big relate taile retailers the big relate taile retailers prepare to get you ♪ ♪ this is the moment. for a treatment for moderate-to-severe eczema. cibinqo — fda approved.
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more. vicky, good morning. what is up with the october deals? what should we look for? >> you are used to the politics. i'll talk about the deals under way as we speak. let me start with amazon prime access days. the first time they are doing the two days for amazon prime members. if you are not a prime member, you can get a free trial for 30 days. students get prime memberships for $7.40 a month. the key is download the browser extension like honey. this prices the history of the item. you know it will be the lowest price it has been. today is the last day of target's deal days. what i like here is target is doing a holiday price match up to december 23rd. you can buy the hot ticket item now and watch if it goes on sale and get your price adjusted.
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walmart is doing something with its deals. anything that you buy now, starting in october, you will have the ability to return it until the end of january. january 31st. peter, if you buy something for kristen and it is not something she wants, she has to take it back. wt should be about buying this month? >> okay. a lot of us are going back to work, kristen. elastic waistbands or comfy. that is on sale. average discount of 26%. if you had your eye on barbecues or fire pits, those are on sale. appliances as well. we saw those items going on sale during labor day, many sales extended. best buy with$700 off refrigerator. home depot or lowe's for
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appliances. and halloween supplies. it is a mixed bag. if you have a costume that is popular, get it now. anything else can wait until october 15th and beyond. especially the decorations and candy and the inflatable pumpkin. you can wait. for christmas, cocoamelon. lego sets. shop for them now. >> the giant inflatable pumpkin. that is kristen's yard. what should we hold out for quickly? >> okay. cars, cars, cars. expensive. used and new. if you must get a car now, be flexible. consider the red or instead of the blue car. be prepared to drive to get the car in stock. winter clothing. i know you want the puffer jackets and boots. the best time is january or february for the steep
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discounts. buy your bathing suits for next summer right now. wait on thanksgiving and christmas decor. >> wait until it is freezing to buy the winter jacket. vicky, thank you. >> for the best deals. >> you have to wait. i appreciate it. >> i try to plan every year and every year i procrastinate. let's get another check of the weather with somara. >> you know what? i'll add that next layer to it. it will feel like winter while you are shopping for holiday stuff. we have freeze alerts now. 65 million people impacted by cold weather today from omaha to st. louis and fort wayne and maine. temperatures have been down in the 20s for some of us. chicago coming in at 38 this morning. detroit at 34. now out to green bay at 35. the east coast is not as cold. we will struggle to make it to the 60
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some of this fog especially around emoriville into san francisco, and the peninsula and the san mateo bridge, as well. the temperatures are 54 degrees by 11:00, 12:00 we'll finally get breaks of sunshine and it will be a beautiful weekend for fleet weekend and we'll be out and about in the cities and make sure to layer up and daytime highs will be in the upper 60s for oakland and 67 by 1:00 and into the south bay and that's the look at your local forecast. kristen, peter. >> somara, stay right here. this is your "popstart" debut. >> i'll do joe proud. coming up, we are talking why justin bierbe w
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we are back on saturday morning with "popstart." with joe off, it is somara's big weekend. somara. >> let's get to it. i got you, joe. first up, the princess of wales released the video. she wished the rugby team good luck as they head to the world cup. >> i wanted to take a moment to wish the red roses for the world cup in new zealand. i had so much one with you earlier this year. i can't wait to see you get ahead on the tournament. good luck. i'll set the alarm early to cheer you on. >> princess kate is wearing a red blazer and red broach in honor of the red roses. she replaced prince harry of the
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rugby football league. this comes as he stepped down as a senior member of the royal family. the world cup of rugby kicks off in new zealand today. bad news for justin bieber fans. the justice world tour is postponed. this comes a month after he paused the tour as he battles ramsay hunt syndrome. he revealed the diagnosis this summer. he performed a handful of times this summer, but the experience took a toll. no words on the tour rescheduled. finally, do you remember oregon trail? >> yes. >> the iconic educational computer game about pioneer life in the 19th century is going from the computer screen to the big screen. it getting a musical treatment, too. >> what? >> the team behind "lyle lyle
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all right. we have the space ice cream back out for somara to try. >> i don't want you to be left out. >> that is your treat for "popstart." >> i think it's pretty good. >> we should top and make you talk the rest of the way. >> i don't like the texture in my mouth. >> that will do it for us on saturday morning. >> have a great one, everyone. enjoy your weekend.
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>> good morning. i'm kira klapper. coming up on "today in l.a." surviving a serial killer. hear from the woman stalked by a gunman in stockton. why her case could have stop others from being killed. governor newsom says they're taking advantage of you. making oil companies pay for high gas prices. plus, fog and cloud cover across the bay area this morning, but how will the weather turn out for fleet week air shows? meteorologist vneyia
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