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through eastern ohio. that is the beginning of the change. you can see the heavier storms in the midwest. a possibility later today. >> "today" is next. see you 25 minutes for update. good morning. another arrest. the second prison workers accused of helping the inmates who escaped in upstate new york. was he doing favors in exchange for richard matt's prison artwork. why the two men on the run may be armed. fiery crash. a national guard f-16 goes down. the search to find the pilot. whole foods under investigation for overcharging customers. did they overstate the weights of certain foods. was it intentional? and heckled at home. >> okay. you know what. no no.
no. listen you're in my house. [ laughter ] >> president obama takes on a vocal visitor to the white house. how did she get in in the first place? today, thursday, june 25 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a. welcome to "today." how many did you count? 13 no's or 14? >> it's going to get a lot of attention. i believe if you're an invited guest at the white house, you don't take the opportunity to heckle the president. >> we'll have the rest the story coming up. the newest twist in the brazen prison escape in new york. another prison employee arrested and released on bail overnight. let's go to stefanie gosk who has been following it from the
beginning. good morning to you, steph. >> reporter: good morning. gene palmer is a 28-year veteran prison officer. he worked on the honor block. he's accused of giving them tools in exchange for their art work and burning the art work and burying it when he found out they escaped. early this morning he plead not guilty to the charges and posted bail. this is the second arrest in the investigation into this escape and right now the convicts are still very much on the run. 57-year-old gene palmer faces multiple criminal charges, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. >> we pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: palmer is charged with accepting a number of paintings from matt and sweat in exchange for providing them with tools on four separate occasions going back to november 2014. earlier this week the d.a. told
nbc news palmer didn't know there were tools stuck inside hamburger meat he passed along to david sweat and richard matt. the d.a. said joyce mitchell told him she put the tools in the meat. two hacksaw blades drill bits and a whole bunch. >> it's unraveling in front of us all at the same time. there's allegations that he conned multiple people. >> reporter: mitch. plead not guilty to charges she helped matt and sweat and sits behind bars waiting for her trial. as the search continues in the area around the hunting cabin, there's new concerns that the escapees may be armed with rifles. state police admitted that weapons may be missing. >> a number of people cycle through the cabins and they don't have a definitive number of weapons. they cannot tell us what is missing and what is not. >> reporter: mitchell's husband
believes other prison workers knowingly helped the convicts. >> there's something more they're not telling us. how did they cut the hole? >> reporter: even more questions will be asked about the honor block where palmer worked and sweat and matt were housed. working there is considered a privilege. >> that's a plum job. you get it with seniority. the reason it's a good job is because prisoners go there don't make trouble, supposedly. >> reporter: palmer's lawyer said they are caught off guard by the charges and his client is devastated. the next hearing in this case is later today. >> all right, stefanie thank you very much. nbc news analyst clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler. good morning. >> hi matt. >> let's talk about what gene palmer is accused of doing. in one report he's accused of giving sweat and matt the two prisoners, access to the cat walks behind the walls of their prison blocks. why would anybody do that if not to help them escape.
why would no one else noisetice that the two prisoners disappear? >> three things. he gave them access to the cat walk supposedly so they can get behind their cell where the electricity was shorting out to the hot plate. he said let us get back there we can fix it. while on the cat walk they hot wired the lights back there so they can turn the lights on and work in the dark. number two, he gives them access to tools, and number three, he brings in paint. you remember when the guys first escaped there was a card board cut out over the hole. where did the paint come from to match it? it looks like the guard probably supplied it to them willingly or not willingly. >> wait there's more. it appears that gene palmer was receiving art work from richard matt in exchange for the favors
and gene palmer allegedly destroyed some of the art work when the investigation started to heat up. >> yeah i think this was kind of a panic reaction on his part. all of a sudden he put two and two together. now we're told he passed the polygraph test. some of us are fans. others are not. i think what we're going to find out is just like investigators have told us from the beginning, there is more people that were somehow complacent in this other than joyce mitchell. now we have the second domino to fall. how many more within the prison either willingly or unwillingly provided support for the convicts. >> let's talk about the manhunt. authorities have dna every dayidence from inside a cabin. they have articles of their clothing socks and underwear. are you surprised the canine units haven't been able to track them down? >> in a way.
we know they likely switched clothes. hunting cabins we might have extra clothes, boots, unfortunately the people a apparently have left guns in the cabins too. it's like the third time law enforcement has said we're right there. we can reach out and touch them. so far they haven't touched anybody, and now the biggest fear is that even though they think they can run them to the ground this time, they may have guns. are they going to give up or fight to the death? >> clint van zandt, thank you very much. an investigation is underway this morning into the crash of an f-16 fighter jet in arizona. jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon. what are you hearing? >> this was international guard f-16 fighter jet. it had just taken off on a night training mission near douglas, arizona overnight when suddenly without warning it fell out of the sky. it exploded into a fire ball when it hit the ground igniting
a nearby wild fire. now as of this morning, u.s. military officials cannot say whether the pilot survived the crash. there are no early indications as to what may have caused this terrible incident. now investigators are on the ground this morning. and this is just another grim reminder that on or off the battle field u.s. service-members often find themselves in harm's way. >> very dangerous. jim mick receive jim, thank you. heavy winds are fuelling dangerous wild fires. they're sweeping through parts of california forcing homeowners to flee. nbc joe fryer is on the scene. good morning to you, joe. >> good morning. the fire came dangerously close to some homes. it is nearly 50% contained and the evacuation orders have been lifted so people are returning home but the fire is still burning this morning. it's a reminder this year in california fire conditions are the worst on record.
this morning firefighters in santa clarita are working to maintain a fast moving brush fire that scorched up to 350 acres on wednesday threatening homes and causing evacuations 30 miles north of los angeles. at the height of the fire more than 500 homes were evacuated. >> we're just in a defensive mode to defend the structures and not get perimeter control because it's so -- it's spreading and it's not a continuous line. >> crews are relying on water-dropping helicopters and retardant-dropping aircraft battling the flames. no injuries were reported. investigators are on the scene trying to figure out what caused the fire. while firefighters in california are busy battling the worst conditions on record in denver a rush hour storm dumped hail and caused wide spread flooding
that stranded residents. >> the firemen had to save me. it was up to here on my pants. it was one of those days. >> i thought we were going to drown, actually. i thought it was going to come in my house, actually. i had to put my kids on the bunk bed. that's how scared i was. >> back here in california we've seen nearly 2500 fires already this year. that's well above the average for the end of june. matt savannah the fire season is just getting started. >> our hearts go out to the folks of california. now to boston and emotional reaction from the victims of the boston marathon. an apology from dzhokar tsarnaev. breaking his silence in court as he was sentenced to die. ron mott is in boston this morning. good morning. >> good morning. a lot of people inside and outside the courthouse right
before dzhokar tsarnaev being condemned to die. it's what he didn't say that made the biggest impression of all. this morning boston marathon victims are reeling from the apology two years in the making. >> nobody really realize we didn't know what he sounded like after two years, and after we heard him, we wish we hasn't because the things he had to say were sort of shocking. >> boston marathon bomber dzhokar tsarnaev speaking publicly for the first time. saying i would like to apologize to the victims and their survivors and immediately after the bombing if there is no doubt about it. i'm guilty along with my brother in a heavily accent. he offered no explanation for why they attacked. it was too little too late. >> i don't think it was genuine but he'll say otherwise. that's not going to change my impression of him or what he did to us. >> before the sentencing family members spoke out. father of 8-year-old martin richard, the youngest killed
saying dzhokar tsarnaev could have stopped his older brother tam lynn who master minded the bombings. he choice to do nothing. he chose hate destruction, and death. in a short statement dzhokar tsarnaev addressed the victims directly. despite the apology, prosecutors criticized his statement for not renouncing terrorism. >> critically important was the voices that we heard from the victims who talked about the impact of the crime, and what they have been through and what this has meant to them. >> dzhokar tsarnaev was remanded into the custody of u.s. bureau of business. it's up to the bureau to decide where he goes right away. ultimate he's expected to be transferred to indiana where his execution will take place. liz nordon was in the courtroom sunday andyesterday and
delivered an impact statement on behalf of her two sons who lost legs. dzhokar tsarnaev finally admits his guilt and apologized. do you believe that apology? did it mean anything to you? >> you know, i was hoping that he would speak, but i was hoping it was earlier, and no. i didn't feel it was genuine. i think it was something he thought about, he was talking about his the religion for himself. i just felt it was, you know, a part of maybe mercy on his soul. >> after sitting in that courtroom day after day, him sitting in silence. what was it like in that moment to hear his voice? to hear him speak? >> i was literally shocked. i actually thought his accent was a little bit different. i thought it might have been -- he would have been more americanized since he's been here for some time now. it was, you know, i was looking forward to hoping that he was
going to speak, but i was hoping maybe for something different. >> you were one of the victims who was able to give a statement and address him in the court yesterday. take me back to that moment. what was it like to face him and tell him of the pain you and your family have been through? >> you know, everybody knows my two boys had lost legs and, you know it's been hard. but nobody knew what they endured and what they went through, so it was important that i feel, you know let people know just what they had gone through for the last, you know two years. it was very emotional. it was tough but i thought it was important to do. >> your words were so strong. it's been a trip to hell and back, you told the court. i know you're in recovery. thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> we should mention, by the way, the family set up a foundation to help other
amputees. it's called a leg forever. you can learn more at today.com. let's turn to natalie with a step in one community's recovery in a tragic shooting. >> nearly a hundred people gathered on wednesday night for a emotional bible study at ame emanuel church. a week ago the pastor and eight church members were shot and killed. some relatives attended the event. church members say the night's message was about love and forgiveness. forgiveness. >> i just wanted to sit there. >> the funeral service for the church senior pastor reverend clementa pinckney is scheduled for tomorrow. president obama will be there to deliver the eulogy. draft takata crow iseo is speaking out.
they don't know why some of their air bags have exploded with exessive force. it resulted in the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles. at least eight people have died. the ceo said quote, i apologize in my heart to those who have died or been injured. president obama was interrupted by heck lers on wednesday during an lgbt reception at the white house. this time he wasn't going to stand for it. take a look. >> no. no. no. no. oh, no no, no. listen you're in my house. [ laughter ] >> the heckler protesting the administration's deportation policy but eventually escorted out. the president joked with the crowd saying the general rule he's fine with a few hecklers not when they're in his house,
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>> there it is! >> okay. take a look. so they literally have a drain at the bottom of the reservoir. that hole is 8 feet wide. >> wow! >> it could actually suck down a -- it's draining all -- >> where is it going? >> it's mess pliezing. >> i'm hip tizeypnotizehypnotized. >> we have the line of showers and thunderstorms pushing through. look at chicago. look at that! >> how about that tower cam? that's so -- like fog coming in on little cat -- i like that. karl sand berg for you this morning. we're going to see a wide area under a risk of strong storms stretching from the plains to the mid atlantic states. wind gusts 60 miles per hour winds possible. all the warm air pushing in. it's going to be firing up the storms tonight, tomorrow morning, and eventually off the
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saturday. 71 high after a morning low of 64. showers move out sunday. bright on sunshine for monday. and tuesday. have a great day. we have some video of a chicken. >> really! >> it's cool. we'll show you. >> it's a rabbit and snake. coming up new fallout from ben affleck and a pbs show. did you pay too much? the popular grocery store whole foods being accused of routinely overcharging customers. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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now out on the road. roberts avenue, you can see northbound or southbound right here, still moving along just fine. just a little bit of sun glare to watch out for. the rest of our drive times, everything is just slow. not very heavy, though. just normal. 95 southbound from wood haven road to the vine tree expressway 30 minutes. approaching half an hour mark in center city area and schuylkill expressway heading eastbound. utility crews are making progress to restore power after tuesday night's severe weather. peco says it could be tomorrow before many customers get their electricity back. utility is bringing in hundreds of extra workers from out of state. peco says for the first time since the storms hit, total outages have dropped below 50,000. delaware county under a state of emergency. crews working around the clock to untangle power lines. another update in 25 minutes. i'm denise nakano. now back to "today." ♪ ♪
7:30 now on a thursday morning 25th day of june 2015. 25 and counting to a big sergeant concert. do we say that every week? out on the plaza from grammy winners imagine dragons. weather will be? >> spectacular! >> people are already lined up. they're counting the hours. here is a look what is making headlines. second employee of an upstate new york prison facing charges tied to the escape of the two convicted killers. corrections officer gene palmer was released on bail overnight after his arrest. he's accused of passing frozen
meat to the escapees. he said he had no idea that tools were hidden inside. crews are struggling to get several major wild fires burning in california this morning. high winds have again, fuelled the flames near big bear and another fire burning in santa clarita forced more than a thousand residents there to evacuate. aaa is out with the 4th of july holiday forecast. it's estimating nearly 42 million people will travel next weekend. it's more than eight years. >> raise your hands if you shop at whole foods. listen up. we have a story about the popular grocery store chain. it's under investigation and under fire. new york city officials accuseing the stores of overcharging customers. today national correspondent creag melvin has the latest. >> good morning. the investigation started last year at eight whole foods markets here in the big apple. they routinely overstated the weights of prepackaged foods.
this morning the company is vigorously defending itself. shoppers have sometimes accustomed to paying more at whole foods. perhaps no one was expecting this when the new york city department of consumer affairs tested 80 different types of prepackaged products at whole foods. they found all the products had mislabelled weights. >> sometimes it was $2 or $3. sometimes it was $6. we're talking about significant sums of money which add up over time. the u.s. department of commerce allows some wiggle room when it comes to label discrepancies, but according to the investigationers 89% of the whole foods packages tested fail to meet that standard. >> it's wrong. >> i feel cheated. >> it's sfoipting. >> it makes me think twice before shopping there. >> it isn't the first time whole foods has come under fire for overcharging. 2012 investigation in california
found pricing irregularities that resulted in a lawsuit. whole foods wound up pay close to $800,000 in penalties. whole foods issued a statement say inging we disagree with the dca's overreaching allegations, and we are vigorously defending ourselves. we cooperated fully with the dca from the beginning until we disagreed with their grossly excessive monetary demands. despite our claim in this case have not provided evidence to back up the claims. an attorney for the company said the mistakes may happen but they're not intentional. >> a lot of times the error are in favor of the customer rather than whole foods. for them to say we have done some systemically overcharged customers is absolutely inaccurate. >> whole foods also says that dca is trying to poison public opinion and strong arm them into paying a hefty fine. >> we're hereby to make sure
that our team members work hard to make sure they're getting the best service. >> some department of consumer affairs had tips for consumers. they said you should always check your receipts and make sure you're being charged properly and make sure that the ads and coupons are honored. at the end of the day, the it should not be on the customer but the company. >> it seems to make sense. >> it does. the controversy over ben affleck and documentary and his family's past is in the headlines this morning. tamron has the story. >> good morning. pbs decided to postpone season three of the "finding your roots" series after an internal investigation determined the oscar winner persuaded the show's producer to omit evidence that his ancestor owned slaves. >> ben affleck's ancestors left centuries worth of documents.
>> this is the part that pbs pulled. pulled. >> is there anything in particular you always wondered about? >> hollywood superstar ben affleck admitted he asked the professor not to reveal that one of his ancestors owned slaves. gates apologized on wednesday. >> that is amazing. >> the scandal first surfaced after e mails were made public after being hacked. gates writing one of our guests has asked us edit out something about one of his ancestors. that they owned slaves. he's a megastar. what do we do? when the news went viral, he quickly addressed the issue on
facebook. facebook. >> pbs is built on integrity and insight and there's no way they can violate. >> now with pbs postponing the latest season the show about the past has an uncertain future. you have to wonder if this just aired without the omission would you see a big deal? it may be an example of being over obsessed with one's image. and the open of the show says family secrets. so things are going to be revealed. >> if you sign up to be a part of the show and have your family investigated you have to go with it all. >> pbs their integrity means everything. they depend on donations. they needed to act in a decisive way. >> terrific series. >> phenomenal. >> thank you. a check of the weather. let's show you what we've got going on. we're talking heat out west and
turning much cooler and wetter here in the northeast. so we have the big ridge of high pressure jet stream way up to the north. you notice how there's a trough in the east that dips down here. so cooler in the northeast and the great lakes, but out west record-setting heat this weekend. portland oregon saturday 102. met ford 107. boise will get to 107. salt lake city will see a high of 102 on sunday. boston will see temperatures in upper 0u60s. new york city in the mid 70s. that goes into the ohio valley. add insult to injury we have a lot of wet weather coming in. we need it the northeast and new england good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of sunshine to start with but during the day, clouds on the increase. temperatures will warm into the 80s, then this evening, a chance
we will see some showers and thunderstorms. that threat will be around again tomorrow. scattered showers, just 79 degrees on friday. and a chance of steady rainfall saturday. 71 the high after morning low of 64. showers move out sunday. bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. >> go to weather channel on cable. weather.com. we're copping up with the kardashians in cannes as they open up about caitlyn jenner and rumors about kim's pregnancy. next on "my kid would never do that." when they're confronted with what looks like bullying action what will they do? we'll find out right after this. ♪ ♪ each year 17 billion toilet paper tubes are used in the us alone.
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the we're back at 7:42 with more of natalie's compelling seeshz "my kid would never do that." this morning the subject is bullying. one of the toughest challenges kids can face. in today's world, there's aurve an online component. >> sadly, it's something that kids know a little bit too much. it can be vicious, it can be relentless. cyber bully has been linked to suicide. parents see how kids react to what looks like cyber bullying as it happens in front of them. >> 13-year-old lindsay and natalie think they're here about a focus group on pop culture. they don't know that all the other girls in the room are actors playing bullies and the
victim and i'm watching them on hidden cameras along with their parents and parents experts. our bullies jump right in. >> angel, based on your answers ss we should not listen to the input. >> they attack our victim's appearance. >> you definitely don't look at beauty videos on youtube. >> the gishls seem to notice that our victim remember she's an actor, is hurt. they look at each other again and change the subject. >> yeah. >> when she says something rude they're not even responding to the girls. they're going on to the next subject. >> yeah. >> is there anything you would like your daughter to be doing differently right now? >> it would be nice if she said let's hear what angel has to say or that story is interesting to me. >> they don't say anything. but what they do when the bully, turns cyber? our mean girls make fun of our
victim. weird girl likes weird al. natalie and lindsay see the post but seem at a loss as to what to do. >> they're not partaking in the meanness. >> they're not liking. >> they don't want to be contributing to it. >> right. >> positive-pro. con con-they're not stopping it. >> i go in to tell the girls what is happening. and they tell me something they didn't know. they were texting each other having a private conversation we couldn't see. >> i said i know right, it's a little intense. >> seriously and i wrote wrote #bullies. >> they tell us they felt bad for the victim but struggled with how to handle the awkward situation. >> i felt so bad. >> yeah. >> i felt even worse that i couldn't -- i didn't know what to say. >> you don't want to get into the debate about the bully about why they're doing it. you need to name the behavior and say something about stopping
it. >> it's a tough situation. no wonder they struggled. one even adults can have trouble handling. >> i think there's no age limit on when we face these issues and learn how to deal with them better. >> so you see how hard it is for kids but it's equally as hard for the parents. i think we were saying we don't know what we would do in this situation. in fact for the first time we turned the tables on the parents of the two girls with hidden cameras. this time guess who the bully was? it was me. i put on processsthetics and a disguise and acted like a bully to the make up artist to see what their reaction would be. i have to say it is pretty priceless. great acting job. >> if you say so. >> i channelled my inner diva. >> had the parents met you? >> no. they didn't know they were coming in for a show. they didn't know i was doing the show. >> oh. >> they thought they were there to put their daughters to the test and we were doing a
preinterview beforehand. they had no idea i was going to be there. >> it's fascinating it's great that the kids say they don't partake in it. but you see a lot of -- >> yeah. >> and like you said kids and adults i don't know. it's a hard thick to dong to do. >> natalie will have more on the special "dateline" "my kid would never do that." just ahead pop start and why howard stern is leaving "america's got talent." don't let him! >> not my call. and tamron in the orange room. the epic battle between the momma rabbit and a snake. you have to see it to believe it! hello. we're here in the tropics to tell you about our ocean spray cranberry mango juice drinks a perfect blend of cranberry and the exotic flavor of mango. they go together like warm waves and a cool island breeze. ♪ ♪ [ cracking ]
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there it is. tamron is in the orange room with a little internet animal video we are obsessed with this morning. >> full disclosure right now, there are probably kids watching. there is a happy ending kids. it all works out! here's what happened. a snake manages to capture baby rabbits, but momma came to the rescue and it was all caught on camera. here you see the momma rabbit is not playing around. she saw her babies in trouble and launched right in. eventually the snake realized he had gone up against the wrong hare and slithers away defeated.
i'm going to guess it's just a garden snake. listen guys this is a vicious fight here. this is ali. the bunny wins. this is the highlight. check it out. the momma bun any gony goes neo matrix. then it's like goodbye. let me leave! the snake left the building. >> not only does the rabbit defeat the snake, but chase it is down the block insulting it. >> we're not going to get a rematch after that is done. >> momma rabbit don't care. >> over on the pate owe and the rabbit chased it. it's crazy. >> rabbits are where snakes get
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good morning, i'm denise nakano. let's get the first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. plenty of sunshine bill. >> nice sunny start and a carolina stat too with low humidity. look at the sunshine at the shore. that's a live view of cape may. the view from the lafayette hotel. right now the temperatures have warmed into the 70s for philadelphia. and wilmington. cape may 71 degrees. still in the 60s for parts of the area including trenton and 69 and 62 in pottstown. the clouds roll in this afternoon. we could see evening showers. >> jessica boyington has our check on traffic. >> yeah, we still are dealing with some small delays for mass transit but good news for today. the media/elwyn line resumed and 10 to 15 minute delays.
suspended service between atlantic city and philadelphia. patco all service resumed so good news. over half an hour drive times on wood haven road to to the vine street expressway. utility crews continue to restore power to homes and business after those severe storms on tuesday night. the national weather service confirms straight line wind not a tornado, caused this damage in gloucester county tuesday night. the winds flipped over a car. the deptford mall and ripped across the roof of a motel nearby. a store in wilmington at the corner of sixth and lincoln. the winds ripped off part of the roof and toss it to the ground. if your power is out and you can't recharge your phone or tablet or computer comcast and nbc10 are helping you flugplug in and powerup. get more information at the nbc10 news news app.
it's 8:00 on "today." beyond the big mac coming up. mcdonalds makes the fresh competition, the fast food giant ceo tells us what is next for you and your family. then two of a kind. jenna bush-hager on the challenges of creating your own identity when you're twins. plus keeping up with the kardashians in cannes. >> i'm grateful to be pregnant again. >> kim kardashian-west opened up about baby new two, and how the family is adjusting to life with caitlyn jenner.
today is thursday june 25 2015. ♪ ♪ >> happy 75th birthday mom! >> i was born in kentucky and ready to be a star! >> 8:00 now! welcome back to "today." it's thursday june 25 2015. al you've done it again, my friend. another beautiful morning out here on the plaza. >> it's the throwback thursday. >> i like it. >> a little babylon. speaking of music, don't forget magic dragons will take to the summer concert stage tomorrow. by the way, speaking of music, one of the coolest things happened to me this morning. >> what's that? >> i'm in my dressing room
quarter of 6:00 and i hear -- ♪ ♪ >> george thurgood. >> "bad to the bone." >> and al has the routine. >>well i don't know about that. >> just give us something. >> no! >> it's good. it's cool. by the way if you can't be here for our imagine dragons concert, you can listen to it on the seer yus xm channel 108 happens to be celebrating their one-year anniversary of being on seer yus xm. >> we're excited. congratulations to them. let's head inside to natalie. natalie, good morning. >> hello to you all. second prison employee now under arrest this morning in upstate new york in connection with the escape of inmates david sweat and richard matt. the escapees may have beenbe armed.
we have more with stefanie closk gorveggosk. >> gooeb palmer is alleged to have given matt and sweat tools in exchange for their artwork. when he found out they escaped, he allegedly burned and burr rid the artwork. earlier this week the d.a. said joyce mitchell smuggled tools in hamburger meat and passed it along to palmer who gave the tools to matt and sweat. palmer's lawyers said he didn't know the tools were in there. palmer posted bail. his lawyer is shocked and devastated by the charges. his next hearing is scheduled for later today. natalie? >> stephanie gosk thank you so much. an investigation is underway this morning following the fiery crash of an arizona air national guard f-16. the plane was one person on
board was on a night training mission when it crashed rupturing a gas line and starting a fire near douglas, arizona. no word on the fate of the pilot. a mother whose two sons were wounded in the boston marathon bombing is reacting to dzhokar tsarnaev's apology wednesday before he was sentenced to death. liz's sons both lost a leg. she was among those who spoke in court and heard dzhokar tsarnaev say he's sorry for the lives he took. she spoke with sanvannah earlier here on "today." >> i didn't think it was begin genuine. he was talking about his -- the month of religion for himself, so i just felt it was, you know, a part of maybe mercyieny on his soul. >> the family set up a foundation to help amputees called "a leg forever" you can learn more on today.com. bobby christian that brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the
late whitney houston has been moved to hospice care five months after being found face down and unresponsive in her atlanta home. her condition is deteriorating. a lawsuit accuses brown's boyfriend of being physically and emotionally abusive and taking money from her without permission. a royal visit to germany began with a lesson in art appreciation on wednesday when germany's president gave queen elizabeth a painting of herself as a young girl done by a local artist. she asked if the man in the painting is supposed to be her father. he answered, yes, don't you recognize him? she said no and added, that's a funny color for a horse. i'm sure she appreciated the painting after all. >> is that a queen imitation? >> i don't know where she's going to hang it up. >> natalie, thank you so much. now the food fight raging between major fast food chains
to attract your family's business with healthier options. mcdonalds is in the middle of some pretty big changes and nbc's halle jackson talked to the new ceo exclusively. halle, good morning. >> hey. new numbers out today show mcdonalds is selling more of what hasn't been on the menu, healthier food like 160 million yogurts. it's hoping to appeal to a more modern consumer to reverse the sales slide. and to parents who like to feel less guilty about indulge, their kids' mcdonalds cravings. the golden arches long known for burgers and fries is cooking up something different. >> it's making a splash. >> check out the kids menu where happy meals are getting healthier with fruit, milk, and low fat yogurt. >> as a parent i know how difficult it is to encourage kids to eat well.
it just made it easier to help making the choices we feel good about. >> the new ceo wants families to have more healthy options. something mcdonalds committed to in 2013 when it partnered with the clinton global initiative. this morning the results are in. the highlights? so far mcdonalds has sold 21 million milk and juice boxes. up 9% from the year before as happy meals soda sales dropped 8%. i think it's great because kids can eat healthier and be happy. >> kids like 3-year-old alissa who almost always orders apple juice. making her family feel better about bringing her for lunch. >> kids enjoy mcdonalds. they like to play. they enjoy their meals. why not have healthy food? it's part of the strategy to turn around sales which have been sliding for months. for the first time ever the chain will close more restaurants than it opens. the iconic brand facing tough
competition from chains like chipolte and panera bread who appeal to younger customers. over the last five years, newer fast casual events have grown among 60%. mcdonalds is down about 20%. >> the steps of healthiness reengaging that attachment with young moms in particular that's pretty critical for the chain. not just for the next year but the whole generation. >> it's partly why mcdonalds is moving to position itself as more progressive and healthier. >> is that enough? >> business is challenging at a moment. at heart we are a burger company. >> he is pushing to get back to the brands basics. hoping customers will notice a simpler menu more personalization, friendlier faster service, and hotter fresher food like burger buns toasted longer. >> it's a little thing but -- >> there's lots of little things. 27 million customers say you're
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to connect you to the people and places that matter. all right. it's 8:14 otherwise known as freddie o'clock. who doesn't like a good social experiment? we'll start with two of them on this thursday morning. does what you wear affect how people treat you? >> yeah. i'm going to say yeah. >> a guy puts a tuxedo on and boarded several different buses and tells the drivers he's forgotten his wallet. a little back and forth but many of the drivers let him get on and ride for free. now, check out what happens when
he changes his clothes and puts on something shabbier and tells the drivers, again, he's forgotten his wallet. he tells others he lost his ticket. not a single one of them lets him board the bus. >> wow. talk about irony. that's the person who needs it. >> yeah. why are we like that humanitarian? >> how long do you have? >> when she had no money nobody gave her anything but when she became a billionaire people gave her free stuff. another guy got sick of hearing women complain about the high heels. he even called his wimps. >> he did? >> then he tried to walk a mile in our stilettos. meet brandon. he has a pair of 3 inch heels on. he decided i'm going wear them to work i'm going to wear them down a flight of stairs i'm going to wear them to the mall. he's hobbling. >> it's not going to end well. >> 3 inch heels.
tamron wears those as slippers. >> yeah. those are like sneakers. >> put these on and let's see what happens. >> tamron gets the nosebleeds. >> why do you say that? >> he says women complain about the heels. he laughed after being worn for 12 hours and the final conclusion? tough to be a chick. >> we could have told him that. >> amen. >> preach on. now to the music legend who had wait 45 years for the first number one album and the guy howard stern thinks should replace him on "america's got talent." where is he going? >> i don't know. we're start off with james taylor. one thing he's never had -- can you believe this? a number one album. >> i didn't know that. >> it is until now his new release "before this world" is topping the billboard 200 list selling 96,000 copies in the
first week. james was just gave a performance for our crowd on the plaza. to reach number one, he had to beat out another taylor. taylor swift. the only person who waited longer for a number one album, the great tony bennett. >> that's incredible. >> it took him 54 years. if you're around the water cooler drop that on someone. they'll think you're smart. a shake up could be coming to "america's got talent." howard stern is leaving the judge's table. he said he's too busy and he's going through what he called a career evaluation. so far nbc is not commenting. howard said simon cowell wants it. he would be good at it. simon is the show's executive producer and already judges "britain's got talent." >> great. simon cowell. >> they travel, they're at auditions and all those things.
>> and when they do the live shows. >> yeah. he has a lot of options. >> yeah. apparently there's something, perhaps, in the works. we'll see what it is. >> i think maybe he's going to the apprentice. donald trump has to leave that. >> interesting. >> and donald trump can go back to the apprentice if he doesn't win. >> no comment. >> i said nothing. >> we'll see. we'll make him talk later. this morning the kardashians are setting the record straight on everything from caitlyn jenner to kim's pregnancy. they are partying at one of the biggest advertising festivals in cannes france. kelly was invited. >> good morning. yes, we're on board the daily mail.com yacht. this has one of the best views around as you can tell it had one of the most talked about parties last night.
surprise guests who else but the world's most well-known reality star. selfie queen kim kardashian west was camera ready. fighting off morning sickness and rumors heating up online that she and husband kanye only used male embryo. >> you picked the egg to have the boy. >> you know it came from a tabloid tabloid, and, you know, i'm grateful to just be pregnant. we would be happy with a boy or a girl. >> kim, chris, and kylie were guests of honor at the popular party. the family still adjusting to life with caitlyn jenner. spending father's day off roading in california. >> it is a big adjustment for everybody. everyone is just i think genuinely so happy that she can
be who she is. >> he said you can call me dad. i'll be your dad. >> we're a tight-knit family and committed to one another. we're supportive. >> a big family about to get bigger. >> you're not showing are you? >> i am. i gained like 15 pounds already, almost. >> where is the bump? >> it's my boobs right now. >> even with the early pregnancy pains. >> i might try for another one, if god willing, that works out. >> there could be a baby number three. >> maybe. let's see how the rest of it goes. never say never. >> she certainly is not slowing down yet, she was at an after party last night. she's headed to a music festival in the u.k. where kanye is headlining this weekend. there's a speech at the commonwealth club next week and tamron a book tour. can you keep up? >> no we can't. kelly, thank you so much. it's a beautiful out there. that's your "pop start" keeping
up with the kardashians. >> i would like to see kim in the traditional maternity wear. jenna bush hager on the challenges of >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of sunshine to start with. during the day clouds on the increase. temperatures will warm into the '80s, then this evening, a chance we will see showers and thunderstorms. scattered showers, just 79 degrees on friday and a chance of steady rainfall saturday. 71 the high after morning low of 64. showers move out sunday bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. have a great day. that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. now to more of the summer of secrets. this morning we're wrapping up our look at twins with the importance of individual identities. jenna bush hager is here with
that. good morning. >> good morning. as i said earlier in the week i'm lucky that my parents never compared my twin barbara and me. we went to different colleges, different camps. for many multiples, the path to finding your own identity can be difficult. >> as people we have a different identity but there are many people out there who still kind of put us together as one. >> we were pretty much known as the twins for better or worse. >> people called us "the twins." they wouldn't identify our names. i think that's why we went to separate schools and colleges. >> when you're thinking about being on your own, that whole question of who am i if i'm not a twin i started to ponder about that more and i know she did as well. >> we definitely had to establish our own identity over like, the course of the last five years at different schools. >> separation between us allowed us to rely on each other more. >> for the twins, understanding who they are as individuals has been just as important as
keeping their twin bond intact. >> here we go! >> a fine line that sara and rich have been navigating with their identical 8-year-old tripletts. ally anna, and emily love gymnastics dance, and making each other laugh. their connection hasn't stopped them from figuring out who they are independent from each other. >> i don't think it was intentional at first, but, you know we always said they shouldn't be seen as a set. they are individual people. >> each girl has their own room her own style, and own likes and dislikes. >> i like tuna fish. they don't like it. they said it smells gross. >> mom and dad try to spend one-on-one time with each girl. >> they say i have something to tell you but i'm saving it for bedtime. they wait until we have the time alone. >> all things the psychologist said are spot on. >> i think parents can do a lot of things by recognizing that the twins are very close and you're not going to destroy the
twin bond by for example, separating them in schools or maybe putting them on different teams. >> we share a bank account, a cell phone, a room, a bed, a laptop car. if i lost my driver's license, i would use hers. >> breakfast, lunch, snack everything has to be split equal. >> these two are inseparateble. >> our connection i would say, is like we're one person and two different bodies. aside from finishing each other's sentences, these two ladies live together, work together, and spend all their time together. but now at 24, these two are making an effort to find out who they are as individuals. >> i dream to take myself to the movies without cocoa, without a friend without a date. people do that every day. >> i would say i'm trying to find my image. it's very difficult, but in this
past year we've been actually taking time out and working on it. >> we're kind of like find your own path. you can teach each other things. and, like even grow as a stronger unit. >> back in massachusetts, sara and rich are helping their girls understand the same lessons. that their special bond can withstand separate interests. >> letting them be their own person and not trying to compare them to each other. just because one is doing one thing doesn't mean that the other has to do the same thing. >> we have an amazing response to the series. viewers sharing what they do to help their kids find their own identity. candace wrote -- jessica said at birthdays they get their own cakes, which we never got our own cakes. and they sing three times and our own sheinelle jones wrote an essay on things she wished she
would have known before she had twins before asking for diapers, diapers, and more diapers. it's okay good morning. meteorologist bill henley starts us off with a sunny forecast. a nice start. >> a few thin scattered, fair weather clouds the temperatures cool overnight into the 60s and 70s. it's a beautiful view up the parkway and schuylkill. 69 in trenton, wilmington is 71. it's already 75 degrees at philadelphia international. with sunshine, we will have no problem warming into the '80s. will you see more clouds later today and that will likely lead to showers this evening. >> time for a check on traffic
from jessica boyington. >> we are doing a check on new jersey denise you see slow going if you are headed northbound or southbound the drive times are still doing okay. 16 minutes from 38 up towards the black horse pike as well in cherry hill. we also are still watching wires on east 70 around springdale road. if we go into cherry, we are to going through construction. >> right now utility crews are making proing to restore power after tuesday night's severe weather. we just checked. delaware county remains in a state of emergency. the tree that fell on a house in upland also took down power lines. this dealership in west chester lost it's inventory to fallen trees.
you, from start to finish between the people that work at the tournament the volunteers the players, everybody they're about the nicest people they ever met. meanwhile, kate winslet opens up about movie, mother hood, and more. wait until you hear how she starts every day. and we happen to have another academy award winner in the house, the great morgan freeman. freeman. >> you are one of the greatest actors on the planet. no seriously. can they convince you to star opposite a raunchy teddy bear. how did they do that? >> a lot of money. >> good answer. >> it was fun? >> it was great fun. it's a funny movie. it's a very funny movie. >> did you feel like the teddy bear really gave back to you as
an actor. were you really able to get the performance you wanted? >> i think so. i saw the premier last night, and i was satisfied with the bear. >> is it different than any other movie you worked on? >> absolutely! >> but explain, you are literally doing a lot of scenes with nothing, right? the bear as we see him, does not exist. >> not as we see him. he does exist. >> he does? >> yeah. he's sitting there when you're talking to him. it's not like a green screen. >> okay. >> was it fun to pull off the factor of the times and thing and go with the times? >> you know, i don't understand the question. >> nice to blow off a little steam once awhile? >> no. i'm always acting. i don't care what it is if it is comedy or whatever. i just do mine. because i'm not a comedian so i don't try to be funny. >> did you know what you were getting into? did you see the first one?
>> oh yes. i did knew. >> you researched the role. >> did mark wahlberg play any pranks on you? we heard about a mean one he pulled on the co-stars on amanda seyfried. he stole her dog. did he do anything to you? >> no. you're going to stick around. >> i am. >> more of the interesting questions coming up in the next hour morgan. and by the way, the movie "ted 2" comes out tomorrow. >> let's get a check of the weather, al. >> that's right. i should ask god -- you about this. tomorrow? >> it's going to be hot. >> the voice of god. wet weather in the southeast. also strong storms firing up on friday. let's look what's happening on saturday. slight risk among the mid
atlantic states on up into the northeast. sunday sunday much of the country dry all though wet in new england. where are you from? >> philadelphia. >> philadelphia. >> yes. >> do you have cream cheese all the time? >> all the time. >> nice to see you. thank you for being here >> good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of sunshine to start with. during the day, clouds on the increase temperatures will warm into the '80s this evening. that's threat will be around tomorrow. scattered showers, a chance of steady rainfall saturday. 71 the high after a morning low of 64. showers move out sunday bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. have a great day. don't forget get that weather any time you need it. you go to the weather channel on
cable or you go to weather.com. now let's go back inside to matt lauer! >> all right, al thank you very much. it's been nearly two decades since kate winslet stole our hearts in titanic. she's lacing up her corp. set for her new movie called "little chaos chaos." erica hill is here she sat down with her. >> it was a nice treat. she was lovely. these days the most important role in kate winslet's life is that of mom. she has an 18-month-old with her husband along with an 11-year-old and 14-year-old. between raising her growing family and a filming schedule that shows no sign of slowing down you can easily argue that at this point in her career winslet has never been busier or happier. >> a legend. >> a legend.
>> some seem faded. >> kate winslet is returning to her roots in "a little chaos" set in the days much louis xiv. >> i hadn't done it for a long time other than for the reason it hasn't happened that way. >> it's a again are a she's happy to revisit one that earned her the nickname "the english rose" early in her career. >> absolutely. >> in "a little chaos" she plays a landscape designer commissioned to work in the gardens of versailles. >> there seems to be no trace. >> i would not agree. >> do you have a green thumb? >> no. i wish i did. there are two things every year i say -- i'm going to learn french and learn how to garden. i feel like i've been saying them for the last decade if not more. this is the year i'm going to learn french and learn to
garden. >> we're going to hold you to it. it's a good way to be inspired. >> it truly inspired me. it genuinely did, actually. i certainly did go home and, you know having my little pots of herbs in the kitchen, i decided i would plant them so they flourished. i cook with them every day. that's kind of been a nice little touch. >> of course carving out the time may be the biggest challenge for the mother of three. after more than two decades on the big screen winslet is in the midst of her busiest year yet. with four films out in 2015. >> the last couple of years i've had a love of working a lot, actually. i've done quite a few things which is fantastic. i've had lots of great opportunities that have come my way to play lots of different roles. it's all been a lot of colorful great, creative stuff. and i really wanted that. i think approaching 40 i've almost been, like, striving for
that level of diversity. >> women are embracing 40. what are you excited about when it comes to turning 40? >> honestly i want to go rocketing to 40. i want to climb a mountain on my 40th birthday. i'm going to have a festival of parties. i feel really great. i feel, you know naturally very strong. truly feel physically -- probably stronger than ever. fitter and healthier and all those great things, you know growing older, to me at least, is really empowering and not any way daunting. >> one of the other great things she said how she feels more fit and stronger than ever in her life. she said i realized growing up i never heard any woman say gosh i love my curves strong. she made it a point in front of her kids to embrace that. now her 14-year-old daughter said isn't it great we have curves and we're strong? >> it works.
>> yeah. she's empowering that next generation. >> i'm going to go rocketing into my 60 birthday. >> i think you can do it. >> thank you very much. put on your thinking caps. we're playing brain games. you figured out the line challenge yet? >> oh matt i have not. jason is sticking around. which line is longer "brain games" answer? >> it turns out they're the exactly same length. yes. kind of crazy, right? doesn't seem that way. >> the illusion because the pink gives off -- >> color and placement! it's an example that so much of reality is shaped by context. >> okay. >> in this case your brain is telling you almost making you believe for sure that the pink one is longer. they're in fact the exactly the same size. >> we'll have more with jason art the break. this is "today" on nbc. >> this is weird. yes. >>
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ready for brain exercises. >> of course. here to put us to the test is jason sill pa host of "brain games." jason, good morning. >> thank you for having me back. >> i watch you every time i want to feel dumber. it's not that you're dumb. you realize you cannot always rely on your brain. >> absolutely. you realize how much reality is linked to perception and often we have the wrong perception. it's a two-night summer special. >> we have episodes on man versus animal imagination. it's going to be fun. >> you want to put us to the test this morning. >> absolutely. the first game is all about imagination. so we're going to pull up the two shapes on the screen. all right. you have 30 seconds to combine these in any way you want to create several different objects
in 30 seconds. what did you turn these into? without movedifying them. >> can we turn them? >> yeah. it has to maintain the squiggly line and half sphere. >> 30 seconds. >> how many? we're supposed to do more than one? >> yeah. and then you'll tell me like what you drew. what each object represents. >> okay. >> all right. i'm seeing you do beautiful stuff. stuff. >> let me do one more. >> that was it. >> all right. [ buzzer sounding ] >> that's the buzzer. wait a second aren't you supposed to incorporate the actual design? >> yeah. keep them relatively the same. >> what are the two things? >> this is mushroom. >> okay. >> and the other one? >> an umbrella. >> fairly obvious.
>> mine was a mushroom/umbrella, and i have no idea half of eye glasses. >> that's beautiful. >> could be a ladle. it was meant to test your imagination to recombine objects and come up with new shapes. people over 7 years old come up with two or three. kids can come up with 15 things. this is an example of things they came up with. >> a ladle. >> the mouse. >> but the whole thing they're limiting it to the shapes. that's maybe a soup. this is half of a coconut with limes in it. because kids don't have the patterns in their thinking. they're not stuck with the template so they come up with imaginable things. >> what we're doing now is going to play a sound for you, and then you're going to tell me what you think is happening. let's play the sound.
[ music ] ♪ ♪ >> okay. >> are you listening to this? what is happening here? it feels like the tone is going up indefinitely. >> it's repeating. >> you're kind of brilliant for coming up with the solution. >> you knew that. >> no. this is kind of like the barber the spinning sticks? what is happening we're looping 12 tones but we're adjusting the volume. that's making your brain think that it's rising indefinitely. it's a sonic optical illusion. >> you think it's getting higher and higher but it's not. >> you can play it forever and it would feel like it's never stopping rising we're adjusting the volume. that's kind of crazy. >> let's move on. >> all right. so this one is pretty fun. what we're going to do now is
pull this up for a second. >> let me see something here? >> yeah. we're going to pull it up. oh sorry. totally spaced out for a second. i had a brain game. >> my brain is so stupid. i don't see anything. >> this is a test of your perception. how your brain estimates where your body is in in space. put your hands like this. >> all right. >> off the bat move your pinkies. you guys actually did pretty good. was it harder to do than you thought? >> no. >> most people when you put their hands like this it's harder to do it. see if you can take your position and bring it back to that. >> wait what? >> no. wait! come on. >> wait what? do it again! >> i tricked you. >> okay i'm like -- you're double jointed. >> no. perception is how your brain measures where your body is in in space. when you trick out positioning your body and ask somebody to do
simple like move their pinkies it's harder. most move their thumbs. i did this. >> and you took my wallet. >> it's about taking people out of their comfort zone and teaching them how their brain perceives the world. >> i love your show. i really do. >> thank you. "brain games" two-night event starts on sunday on the national geographic channel. an exclusive interview with the cast of "trans parent." first, this is "today" on nbc.
jenner. now the creator and stars find themselves in a visible spotlight. >> i need to talk about something. there's a big change going on in -- >> it's not about getting a good review. it's not about getting, oh you're the most believable. you have to do it right. your representation matters. >> for amazon's "transparent." the good reviews have been pouring in. and jeffrey tam bore and the show worn golden globes. in the dark comedy they are divorced couple navigated a complicated past. >> when she comes out, we have to say, wait what is my journey now? what is my truth now? >> he plays a transgender moura who character units and divides her adult family. as she tries to find her own way and her own truth.
>> hi. >> there's a lot to relate with even if you don't understand the transgender community. >> it's a family. it's about a family. >> yeah. >> and everybody understands that. that's a universal. >> humor is a big part of this. >> it's huge. >> humor is huge and they are a funny, funny family. >> i didn't realize i was puffy. >> funny, lovable, dysfunctional, and very personal. the series creator and director joe solway. >> when you had the genesis for the idea did you think i would get the great public reaction it's gotten? >> no, i mean i wrote the script because my own parent came out as transgender three or four years ago. i was almost writing it as a love letter to my parent to say this is how much i love you. >> do you feel like you've become closer with your parent through the show? >> it's making us all really closer and being able to have this excited constant
conversation about what it feels like to be in this movement. >> since the series debuted last year what is also different is the greater public understanding of what transgender really means. much because of caitlyn jenner's high profile transition. >> something very brilliant happened. it's about living in 2015. >> and in a twist of reality and fiction colliding, tam boar spoke to jenner unexpectedly before our interview began. >> we just got off the phone with caitlyn jenner who said wonderful things just before we were about to go on. we look at each other and go the world has changed. that's a good thing. >> families at "transparent" center and adult children's are played by amy, gabby, and jay. >> i think the most exciting thing, to me is the normalzation of all of these issues. >> jill said she felt like she made the show at the perfect time. >> excuse me.
are you a male? >> for herself but also time for the country to have this conversation. >> there's a paradigm shift that is taking place, and we are a part of it and we didn't create it. it didn't create us but it's all just this magical moment that is long overdue. i think one of the amazing parts is that the parents ofare saying i can handle my child better. >> transgernt staff members are a big part of the production team. >> this is the first time we've seen a trans character situated in a family narrative. >> look at this! >> what do you want the legacy of a transparent to be? >> i would love for people to be able to look back and see the moment there was a tipping point where tolerance and acceptance and love for trans people became undenial. >> for its creator, crew and cast they believe it is much more than just story telling. >> there's laughter there's tears. at the end of the day, it's
about saving lives because lives are at stake. and laughter is the great teacher here. >> "transparent" second season debuts later this fall. amazon is announcing today that the series is being picked up for a third season. >> jenna, i know you're a fan and you have more of your interview. we put it on "today."com. we're back with "today" in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
thursday you know what that means. kathie lee and hoda. >> we're not ready yet. we're in the process of being made over ourselves, but we have two great people. >> yes, megan is across the street. she's across the street she just turned 40. she came to the plaza because she wants to be made over. they're >> good morning t. sun is out. let's find out how the rest of the day is shaping up with meteorologist bill henry. it's pretty nice outside. temperatures are cool. we'll be in the '80s this
afternoon right now, it's sunshine. >> that is warming the temperatures up low 70s in allentown middle 70s for millvale. it's northeast philadelphia and '80s this afternoon, by 1:00. 84 degrees leading to evening showers. >> crews are making proing to get power back ob across our area. there are still more than 200,000 out annuals. it could take until friday to get more customers back online. peco is bringing in extra workers from kentucky new york and ohio. we got this new video overnight in delaware county. you can see a tree fell in upland. >> that tree also took down power lines which ended up on the roof and lawn if you are still without power, you need to recharge your tablet or computer nbc 10 are helping you plug in and power up.
several locations are ready to recharge your devices. go to the nbc 10 news app to find a location nearest you. today we find out what transcars will be blaring at people along the boardwalk. officials will reveal the winner of a contest to come up with a new message t. company operating the new ac trans ran into trouble. the new message will not be watch the trans-car please. back to today.
the this morning on "today's" take oscar winner morgan freeman is here with "ted 2." and greg poehler stops by studio 1-a. and a performance by george thurgood and the destroyers. all that and more coming up now. welcome to thursday morning, june 25th 2015. welcome to the plaza on a beautiful day. look at this. >> i know!
>> a special edition. >> we have a surprise for you that we think is going to be exciting. >> it's going to change the way you watch our program. really? >> not forever but that's what makes it so special. >> it's the summer edition. >> stick around and we'll tell you what it is. >> it's big! it's really big! >> yes. did you see what happened at the white house yesterday with president obama? he was an at event for the lgbt reception there at the white house. he was interrupted by a heckler yesterday, and normally, you know, politicians try to make the best of that moment, but take a look how president obama handled the situation. >> okay, you know what? no, no, no. oh no. nope. nope. hey! listen, you're in my house -- [ laughter ]
it's not respectful when you get invited to somebody's -- you're not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this. >> yeah, who invited that person, right? the heckler eventually was escorted out. >> who invited that person. >> i know! seriously the president did say, as you heard, not in my house. not when you're drinking my beer, not when you're eating my hors d'oeuvres. . >> and the wiggle. >> as soon as i saw it i thought about my mom. no no. >> i think he hand told perled it perfectly. >> you're an invited guest and to go after the president like that. >> and your message gets lost because now whatever she was saying or he was saying all we know is you got the finger wag and now people are saying, really? is that the place?
the other talker, this is interesting. the rapper, i'd never heard of him. he may become a super star overnight. not because of his mic skills but his parent skills. his name is george. he's holding his wife's breast pump attachment. he wrote, if you ever wonder what rappers do when they get off stage, they clean breast pumps for their wives so their baby can eat. >> all right! >> the picture went viral. thousands of people praising george. yesterday he posted a photograph of his wife michelle and his son and say all though i appreciate love, life, kind words it's crazy because i lost a-- it should be people like my wife getting the credit. >> how smart is she? more than the original post, i love the after post. >> yeah. she's doing it. >> it's hard work. it's hard work. >> and let me tell you, hats off
to him cleaning off the breast pump. >> i was like the pump coach. come on! and then i would clean it. to me there was nothing better than looking at a freezer of -- >> yeah. >> full of breast milk. it was like money in the bank. >> like we have gold in there! >> it's hard to do. it's worth gold to me. >> ready? >> yeah. >> okay. >> we're welcoming a very special guest, not just for today but someone who is going to spend a lot of time with us this summer. a lot of us it's summer time we're on vacation. we're bringing in reinforcement. your first clue is this -- you want this person in your bridal party. >> oh. >> because, yes, she was in the cast "bridesmaids." >> here is your second clue. the phrase "that's what she said" is going to be used a lot around our office this summer. >> okay.
>> thank you. >> have a seat. >> have a seat. >> by the way, that's how rearrive atreawe arrive at work every day with a standing ovation. >> you also have a slow jam. >> my brother used to call me quad quadzilla. i have big quads. >> you have perfect fine quads. this is the sergeantummer of sister revenge. >> we're excited to have you here. your movie career, your tv career is blowing up. this is great for us. >> this is great. >> this is so exciting. we have a big star filling in during this month. >> you are so kind to have me. thank you. >> can i tell you last time you were here in april, we kind of -- the words al used to describe. he said it was the best day
ever. >> it was. >> none of us were here. >> tina fey. but the fact that none of them were here was just -- >> no. it had nothing to do with that. >> the laugh you gave when he said that. >> i know. i'm in canhoots. >> my mother she adores you. she adores all of you, but i have to say anyway, you have a special place in her heart. >> the unbreakable kimmy schmidt so huge on netflix. >> thank you. people seem to like it. >> thank you for doing that. >> we got you a few gifts. al you want to start? >> we cook here all the time on the show. we got you an apron. >> thank you! oh, my gosh! thank you. >> i'm going to use it to cover my legs. >> you'll need it sometimes. >> all right. now, of course you have to have the alargem clock.
you're getting up a little earlier. >> a little earlier than usual. not terrible. >> a lot of people binge watch your show. what is one to binge and your answer was? >> oh yes! >> this is jimmy's flavor. >> did you run across the street and get it from jimmy? >> oh, yes. >> this is fantastic! >> last but not least you e-mail me because the shoes, we have you a blinged out mug. >> thank you! >> this is custom made. >> this is custom made? >> custom made. >> i'll eat the ice cream out of the mug while i wear the apron. >> you're one of us now. >> we're thrilled you're taking a little break from a red-hot acting career to be here with us. >> i couldn't be more grateful. thank you. >> thanks, guys. >> dotty hi!
>> dottie kemper. >> let's bring your mom here. >> it has to happen. >> you're coming! >> it's happening. we have weather but, first -- >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by yoplait. now with 25% less sugar in all 25 delicious flavors. >> all right. let's show you what we got going on for the weather. again, we have severe weather pushing through the midwest on its way toward the east. the heavy thunderstorms right now chicago we have clouds hanging around and we'll probably see the scattered showers and thunderstorms as well. a risk of strong storms stretching from kansas city all the way to the mid atlantic states. 50 million of us at risks for wind gusts of 60 americanmiles per hour. the storm system moving across
late thursday into thursday night and friday morning moves offshore. we might see a few showers for the imagine dragons concert here tomorrow. >> no! >> come on! i'm good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley lots of sunshine to start with. during the day, clouds on the increase. temperatures will warm into the '80s, then this evening, a chance we will see showers and thunderstorms. >> that threat will be around tomorrow scattered showers, 79 degrees on friday and a chance of steady rainfall saturday. 71 the high after a morning low of 64. showers move out sunday bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. el ellie, we can't wait to see you monday. >> have a great weekend! and next lawyer turned
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>> where do you find doves? not doves. they are way too expensive. i painted pigeons white. >> greg poehler, good to have you here this morning. >> good morning. >> this is based on events in your life. you have lived in sweden for ten years now. is it any easier to adjust? >> no. >> no. >> people expect me to stay yes but no. it is harder. everybody speaks english to you. once you've been there for awhile they're like all right, buddy. time is up. i'm sitting around dinner tables where people are speaking swedish. >> have you picked up the language language? >> yeah, i can speak it like a 9-year-old. >> did you learn through interaction? >> i have three kids so i speak swedish with their friends. that's why i know a 9-year-old level. my 8-year-old son's friends
think i'm cool and my 12-year-old's friends think i'm an idiot. >> you know how to curse? >> i'm very good in traffic disputes. >> you're an attorney. why did you end up going -- were they out of attorneys? sweden? >> yeah. there's no disputes there. no. i met my wife here -- actually i used to work here at 30 rock at a law firm here, and we were both lawyers, my wife and i. she brought me back there. >> oh. >> it wasn't exactly my -- >> the show is so funny and i use the word quirky. what is it about swedish culture that makes you laugh? >> any time you're an emigrant anywhere. every day there's something funny that happens. my life is a fish out of water experience. that's how i came up with the idea for the show. every day i was like i wish there was a camera on my shoulder. shoulder. >> the came of kube?
>> yeah. >> explain it. have you ever had to play the game? >> yes. we play it mid summer which is time of lots of drinking. >> okay. >> now you taught your sister amy how to play? >> i don't believe she knows how to play. >> how do we do it? >> this could be dangerous. >> pick up the -- >> we're going to try to knock down -- >> oh. that thing in the middle. >> no. not the thing in the middle. don't hit that. >> don't knock down the capsule. >> okay. >> take turns? >> yeah. go ahead. >> nice! >> perfect. >> yeah! >> you have to go underhand. >> we cheat. >> oh. >> this is dangerous. >> oh, man!
>> if you have a few shots and a few drinks and something else happens. >> keep going. >> okay. does the game go on forever? >> i don't know. i've never seen the end. >> thank you, greg. >> you're in new york city and you can play kube apparently right here. welcome "welcome to sweden" returns july 19th. we're catching up with the stars aaron and daniel right after these messages. new smucker's fruit fulls. it's a delicious snack, made with fruit and whole grains like oats and chia! no preservatives no artificial flavors. it's like having your own personal orchard any time, anywhere. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good.
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aaron and daniel are here. why did they send you -- >> i've been complaining about that for three seasons now! >> run faster! >> we've had that from the beginning. i've been hoping -- if it was a faster car, we would have been fine. >> the heart monitor goes out. what is the -- >> i know you can't tell us, but are we going to see you -- >> i survived because i'm here right now. but, you know, the season premiers tonight at 10:00, and people are going to have to watch and see what happens. i'm in in some capacity. i can't say exactly what but they've done a cool job how they framed it and we'll pick up where we left off. hopefully somebody is there with paddles ready to give me some juice. >> did you see my jog down the hallway? >> i did! it was in slow motion. >> was recovering from a broken
foot in all fairness. i was trying to make it look like i was running fast. >> a broken foot for real? >> no. >> the character. >> what happened? >> i wish i had an interesting story. i was doing another scene and stepped on a rock and broke my foot. foot. >> i was like there's no way. >> he was playing music and it was kind of like he was in a music video. it was a little slower. >> the show is available on netflix. >> it is. >> the first two seasons. do you binge watch shows? absolutely. >> what are you binge watching now? >> i kind of can't watch scripted television while we're shooting. i can't focus on it. when we finish i'll cash up on "madmen" and "house of cards." it's cool we're on netflix.
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thunderstorms. >> we are still dealing with the after math of tuesday's storms utility crews are working to power businesses after those severe storms and severe weather tuesday night. we got word the government center courthouse is closed until noon because of power out annuals, all operations will resume later on. delaware county is under a state of mortgages. the crews had their work put out for them. in glocester county. the national weather center confirmed it caused this damage. it ripped apart the rooves of a nearby restaurant and hotel. we heard from ps & g. they said 1100 of their commerce are without power. they hope to restore power to almost all of their customers by tonight.
company routinely overstated the weights of prepackaged foods at several stores sometimes overcharging customers by as much as $6 per item. whole foods disagrees with what it calls the overreaching allegations, and claims that the department of consumer affairs is trying to strong arm the grocer into paying a big fine. an important recall for people with egg allergies. more than 8,000 cases of wish bone saltd dressing are being recalled because the products contain eggs that are not mentioned on the label. for people with egg allergies, consuming the recalled products
could potentially be life threatening. for more information go to our website on the recalls today.com. a component in one common spice may help treat some types of cancer. researchers at ucla say a synthetic version of tumerick helped kill head cancer. they hope it may one day treat head and neck cancers that affect more than 42000 americans each year. americans are spending more time at work. a new report from the labor department finds that u.s. workers spent an average 7:45 on the job each day last year. it's up ten minutes from the year before. we slept more. 8:48 a night on average. up four minutes from 2013, and tv watching was up by 3:00 to an average of 2:49 a day. don't call the cat a afraidy
cat. this one isn't afraid of anything including the huge black bear that happened to be sitting outside its home in eagle river, alaska. take a look who wins in the stare down. that's right. it's the house cat that wins. the house cat's owner were surprised saying it's usual lay timid cat. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. rockker. >> that cat is not afraid of anything. no. he's bad. let's show you what we have going on for today. wet weather from the mid atlantic states and lower mississippi and ohio valley back into the plains. pacific northwest at 99 tomorrow. as we get into saturday, look at the temperatures! 106 in boise 107 in portland, oregon, 113 in las vegas. here in the east it's going to be cooler and wetter from ohio down into the gulf coast, and then sunday sunday more wet weather in new england also back into the northeastern ohio.
wet weather through the gulf but the heat continues in the pacific northwest, cascades, good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of sunshine to start with. during the day clouds on the increase. temperatures will warm into the '80s. then this evening, a chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms. and that threat will be around again tomorrow. scattered showers just 79 degrees on friday and a chance of steady rainfall saturday? under the high after a morning low of 64. showers move out sunday, bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. have a great day. and that is your latest w .
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george thorogood and the destroyers are here to kick off the throwback thursday concert. in four decades together the band earned six gold and two platinum albums. "bad to the bone" the biggest hit. they'll perform it in a minute. let's see how it all started. ♪ ♪ >> george thorogood and the destroyers rocked on to the music scene in the 1970s. from the beginning, the band reinvented all the classics. and created their own rocking blues. ♪ ♪ >> they opened for the rolling stones in 1981 and continued with their own record-breaking tour of 50 states in 50 days. the band even performed at the
historic 1985 live aid concert. ♪ ♪ after more than 15 million albums and 40 years, george thorogood and the destroyers are still rocking, rolling and playing the blues. they're going back to the beginning with their album from 1977. and now they're hitting the road for their "badder than ever" tour proving that they're still -- ♪ bad to the bone ♪ ♪ ♪ >> george thorogood good to see you! >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> give us an idea, what is the idea behind the concept of releasing. >> it was an idea that our record president came to us. he thought the idea of taking the original album, which we cut without a bass player and releasing it as it was stripped
down the three of us. we did it in a couple of days. he thought it would be, you know, time to do it. he thought it would make a good collector's item. i was thrilled when i looked at the cover and saw that's the picture i wanted originally! so i'm starting finish all over again. >> you have a little do-over on the cover. >> i have to tell you we have some of the biggest stars in the world come through the studio. i don't know if i've seen our crew as excited to see a band as when you were rehearsing a minute ago. >> you had matt lauer down here. he was talking about you since this morning. >> do you still get that same thrill when you're on tour you just completed. you have more days coming up. the thrill of hearing a crowd when you walk on stage. >> we talked it over and said it is simple in our line of work when you do what we do. they said what is the thrill? if the thrill is gone we're gone. why do it? >> yeah. >> why do it then. and that happens every night when you walk out there to do it and you say these people have
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. back to the throwback thursday concert with george thorogood and the destroyers. >> they have a new record the band's studio take of 1977 album "george thorogood and the delaware dryestroyers." you're singing "bad to the bone." go ahead! ♪ ♪ ♪ on the day i was born
the nurses all gathered around and they gazed in wind wonder at the joy they had found the head nurse spoke up she said leave this one alone she could tell right away that i was bad to the bone ♪ ♪ bad to the bone bbbb bad bbbbb bad bbbbbb bad ♪ ♪ bad to the bone i broke a thousand hearts before i met you ♪ ♪ i'll break a thousand more baby before i am through ♪ ♪ i wanna be yours pretty baby yours and yours alone i'm here to tell you honey that i'm bad to the bone ♪ ♪ bad to the bone bad
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figure out how your rooms would look with a different color. >> before you go through all the expense. then you're not happy and have to redo it. if your tween and teen daughters are home for school then call them into the room because hollywood heartthrob tyler posey is here. he's a cutie. he was a little kid, so cute. all right. very rarely. yesterday i -- i have to tell you what happened. my friend drew is visiting. she's a tall strong, works out and that kind of stuff. i had podcasts all day yesterday. then it was gorgeous gorgeous day here in connecticut and in new york. we were going to finally take a walk. she's been with me all week but we haven't really had time to just spend together. i'm thinking, no, let's go paddle boarding or kayaking. >> you are adventurous.
>> i've never gone in my life but we have them. the kids love it. everybody else goes out paddle boarding. we go down to this little beach that's there at our association beach and everything's all on racks. well, my neck. my neck is so bad so drew tries to get our kayak down. it's on the top. we can't do that. then we get -- she takes our paddle boards all the way down to the water -- carries them. i'm carrying the paddles. the one little paddle for a paddle board? well, i can't do it because my neck goes into spasms. i said -- she carries them back. now this is getting to be a long story. we can't get the kayak -- i'm sorry -- >> what's going on? >> i get in the water about one foot on the paddle board and fall because of my neck. you have to be able to -- >> i've fallen off paddle boards many times with a normal neck. hard to do. >> i just wanted to save my sunglasses. you know what i mean? you know you have a favorite pair of sunglasses and mine are prescription. if those go -- >> what happened?
>> they fell off but i got them. then we say let's just get in the kayak or something there and we'll just go out together. i'll use the left paddle you use the right. so she grabs -- i'm sorry to my neighbors but we did grab one of our neighbor's boats that was low down on the thing. we borrowed it. she drags that -- notice she, she, she drags. puts it in the water. i think the two of us are going to get in this thing. i get in the front but it's really not made for two people. i'm like in the gynecologist chair. there's no place for my legs. i get them all folded underneath and i've got my one paddle. we're ready to go. she gets in the back. her legs are like yours. so now she's in the back with the right paddle, i got the left one and we are "thelma & louise." we go out about 50 feet and complete ly
completely -- >> what happened? >> it's high tide. where's the bottom. right? we're so laughing our butts off. we get to the very end. that's when we notice we were in a canoe, not a kayak. and we were in the back of it going the wrong direction in it. >> pointed backwards? >> yes! >> that was four minutes. worth every second. >> now you know how i feel making up for eight years of "ihoda." all right? it wasn't that great. i'm just grateful there was no video. i would feel like such an idiot. >> so you got wet? >> i know you're dying to talk about something else. the disgust on your face is obvious. >> i thought you lost your glasses. i'm glad you didn't. >> next story you tell that i'm
completely disinterested in? arnold schwarzenegger went on the howard stern show yesterday and he -- the headline on all the stories was "arnold schwarzenegger talks about the biggest mistake he ever made." naturally, you're listening to that, you think you know because he talked about how he cheated on his wife with the housekeeper and they have a child and all that and he lied about it for years, et cetera. >> that would be on theo top of the list. wouldn't it? >> well, you might be surprised what he calls his biggest mistake. listen to a little chunk. >> it was the biggest mistake i've ever made. i was a [ bleep ]. he said more crap and more nonsense and it was absolutely totally counterproductive. >> we didn't set that up well. he was talking about -- this is actually a much longer clip that i think is -- >> four minutes? >> not quite.
but he talked about going to a marriage counselor. >> that maria talked him into. >> that maria told him he should go to and that somehow this marriage counselor ruined their marriage. >> any chance for reconciliation because this guy was so full of bull. >> i wish we had more of that but you will understand from his tone you go like wow, that's really what you think the situation was? >> really? how about what he put his family through because of his selfish choices? we all are selfish at times, you know? but that's a doozy. >> the weird things happen on hourt stern howard stern. >> have you ever been on it? >> no. no. i would be terrified. because -- >> you've revealed some pretty amazing things here. >> i know. because i'm so comfortable around you and i feel like i forget that we're all together. >> you mean like the bachelorette? you just for get that the cameras are there? >> i just didn't realize.
we have discovered they were actually in the kitchen having a slurpy. that's what that was. now the queen -- i love the queen because she suffers no fools. she went to germany and she got a gift from the president of germany. not angela merkel but the president. it was a gift of art that -- a piece of art. large. >> and it was supposed to be her riding a horse when she was a kid. >> led by her father. >> done by a local artist. oh, wow. that's interesting. >> he worked off an old photo of the queen as a child. >> here's her quote. funny color for a horse. is the man supposed to be my father, king george? she said don't you recognize him? she said -- no! >> can you imagine giving a gift -- >> she's got to lug that thing home on the plane? where you going to put it? >> don't talk about it.
>> i gave hoda a huge painting of new orleans that i paid a lot of money for years ago. >> it was huge. >> it's huge. >> really huge. >> it's like six feet by eight feet. it's a huge, huge painting which would have looked gorgeous in her new apartment wall over her -- >> my apartment is as big as this table. >> the picture would have been perfect. >> hoda promptly put it in storage and i want it back. >> good morning to you, joe. >> reporter: good morning. the firening to you, joe. >> reporter: good morning. the fire came dangerously close
to some homes. and good morning, everyone. breaking news from the supreme court this morning. this is a key ruling impacting the health care coverage of millions of people living in this country. >> it all comes down to four words in a statute that are being challenged by people who did not want to have to buy insurance on a federal exchange, all part of obamacare. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, is at the court this morning. pete, i know we have the decision. do we know what it says yet? >> reporter: i'm just looking at it, just handed to me. it appears to say that the tax credits -- this is the big question, who is eligible for the subsidies that make health insurance affordable? is it only in the states that have their own exchanges, which would be just a small part of the country, 16 states, or is it available in all the rest of the states that do have insurance through the federal health care exchange?
and my reading of it is that the subsidies are available to individuals to states that have a federal exchange. so it is a big victory for the obama administration. basically, the supreme court has, for the second time, bailed out obamacare. it has rescued it from a legal challenge. you may recall a couple of years ago, there was a constitutional challenge to whether the whole law could live or die. this was a narrower question. but so much was at stake here because the administration feared that if the supreme court said those subsidyies were available only in the states that set up their own exchanges, then the health care costs would go up for everybody else, they wouldn't be able to afford it, they wouldn't have the subsidies and it would go into what the administration called a death spiral, making health insurance more expensive for everybody else and basically causing this health insurance system to collapse. so, this is a very big victory for the administration. the subsidies are available nationwide.
it doesn't matter, the supreme court says, whether you live in a state that has its own exchange or got your insurance through the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, either way, you get the substudy. for the average person, it was about $270 a month, but for many people, it was much more than that. and it made the difference between whether they could afford health insurance or not. so, bottom line here, big victory for the administration. this saves for the second time the obamacare law. it will go forward. now, congress can still change the law, if it wants, but people who feared that the obama administration would lose here hoped that congress might make some changes, but that seemed unlikely. so, the ball does not automatically go back to congress. the administration wins a big one here today. >> yeah, but pete, let's just make hurricane is the headline, you pointed to this very appropriately a second ago, the headline here is that this has not been saved on constitutional grounds.
this is much more of a technicality. >> right. well, yes. i mean, the case three years ago was about the constitutional framework here, did congress have the power to do what it did? this was a much different case. the supreme court basically does two kind of jobs here, interpret the constitution, which is a big deal, or more narrowly, interprets what federal laws mean. this was that latter kind of case. what did the words of the statute mean in the chal? the tax break, the subsidies were only available for insurance purchased on an exchange established by the state. and they said if you just look at those words, then that that means that the subsidies are only available narrowly. but the court said you have to look at a statute as a whole, you have to look at the whole meaning of the law and quite clear what congress meant this whole thing -- how this whole thing was supposed to work. so the insurance is available to everybody. pete, we basically have status quo. you mentioned this 156-3 decision. we remember the chief justice
saving obamacare three years ago. what's the roll call now? who wrote the opinion? who is in the majority? >> it is a 6-3 decision and chief justice roberts wrote this decision. he wrote sort of a deciding opinion three years ago when they bailed out obamacare. and he wrote it again this time, joined by justices kennedy and beginsburg, breyer, soto mayer and kagan. justice scalia filed the dissenting opinion, which thomas and alito joined, 6-3, roberts once again coming to the rescue to for the administration. there were some early suggestions that the court might do this in a couple of other decisions earlier this year, when even the conservatives said you have to read a statute as a whole. so i must say, after hearing the argument, it did seem like the administration got less of a roughing up than would you have expected, if it was going to lose. so, we all thought maybe 5-4,
but to have it be 6-3 is a surprise. >> pete, i remember three years ago, we sat here after the first challenge and the court upheld the affordable care act. i said to you, pete is there anything else in the pipeline that will challenge this in the future, you said, yes, and here we are today. i will ask the question again, is there anything else in the pipeline on obamacare that can bring it back before the supreme court? >> well, yes, absolutely. but i don't know any that had quite the legs that this one did. there is still a continuing turmoil in the courts about who gets a religious exception to obamacare. you know, certainly, churches don't have to provide contraceptive coverage, but there's still a turmoil in the lower courts about how broadly that goes. by the way, speaking of the dissent, now that we have had two times where the supreme court has upheld this, justice antonin scalia said we should start calling this scotus scare, using the abbreviation for supreme court of the united states, instead of obamacare.
>> justice scalia has way with words. we know that stand by with the court. we want to get the political fallout here. nbc's chris jansing is at the white house for us. many years shallz a this case was going through the courts, the administration didn't give it that much credence thinking it is not really going to go anywhere, then makes it all the way to the supreme court, people started getting nervous. what's the feeling there now? >> reporter: obviously, feeling of relief because even though josh earnest said just a couple of days ago that nobody at the white house was losing any sleep over it and the president repeatedly over the last several months, when asked about this, had expressed confidence and confidence in the legal analysis of his team, there was always the possibility. and they acknowledged they didn't have a plan b, that this could throw the health care system into chaos according to a lot of health care experts and experts who work here at the white house. for them, there is a very real logistical outcome to this
moving forward and not having 5 million people who essentially have their health care up in the air. there sis a political intent here. the polls are pretty split on obamacare itself but when you look at should the federal government help people get insurance, about 70 in the most recent poll said yes and the white house has felt all along that this was going to be very much like social security and medicare, that the longer it became entrenched in the system, the more people would like it, the more people would come to depend upon it and they believe that that is already happening. and of course, there is also the issue of president obama's legacy. this is something when it first passed back in 2010, he likened to part of the american dream. >> right. >> and so, this is key for him in terms of his legacy going forward. this is something he very much wants to have when the history books are written. >> as long as you said, you know there is the political side of this, let me ask to you look down the road to the u.s. capitol and how is the republican-controlled congress likely to react?
what's their next move? >> well, their next move has always been, and this is for a handful of people who believe very strongly that obamacare is wrong, they have already voted, i think it's something like 56 times is the latest count, either to repeal or some way undermine obamacare, that it will continue to be on that docket but also, it's going to continue to be part of the conversation as we have this ever-expanding number of republicans who are going to be answering questions. and i can tell you as somebody who has been out there in iowa and new hampshire and these early states, these are questions that are raised. so it's going to be become part of that conversation as well what do we do next? >> chris, for some republicans, it's probably a sigh of relief, as a practical matter, because many of them would say privately, if you throw millions of people off of the health care rolls, as this case had the poe attention to do, then you got to come up with an alternative. >> and they didn't have an alternative. that was the admission that many of them were forced to make in
private. so, you're right. this is, for many, at least privately, a big sigh of relief that this does not create that huge problem for them, savannah. chris, thank you very much. want to go back to pete williams on this. pete, you have had a little more time to read deeper into the decision. anything else jump out at you? >> well, a majority opinion says congress passed this law to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. the dissent, justice antonin scalia says it is clear that the supreme court has some favorite statutes. the headline here, obamacare is saved. >> all right, pete williams at the court. so for the second time in three years, the highest court in the land, the u.s. supreme court, has upheld obamacare or the affordable care act law. >> a very interesting road for the obamacare law, first challenge three years ago on the essential constitutional grounds, does congress even have the power to do it, now on something very narrow, very technical and once again, as pete said, the supreme court to the rescue for this law. so things are, as they stood before the court ruled this morning, people remain on the
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>> we're going to start with this template. if you go to this color snap app, then you upload a picture or you can take a picture. then basically you hit done. what happens is all these little bubbles appear. then you get to touch on a color and add it to your paint pallet. can you do the same for the garden or anything. >> pretend you've chosen the color you love. you want to see what it would look like on the walls often when you have a color you think it will look good. >> it's expensive if you get it wrong. >> the color snap studio, you can tenhen take that color apply it to the wall and see -- >> how does that work. show us. >> this is the -- after you do your inspiration, you hit done, it generates this.
next thing you do is select one of the colors. we took that color. there is little brushes and things that you can apply paint to the wall. you can decide do you like that color, darker or lighter. >> your bed's still -- >> everything stays the same but the walls. >> you actually take tools and paint around all of the objects. >> that's such a smart idea. >>. fun actually. >> why did you choose the light grey? >> well, we went into the garden and i -- we wanted the room to still stay nice and bright and give it just a little bit of color so we can accent it with some other pops of color and other things. >> i think a lot of people don't think about -- its a he easy to miss -- is that your windows are going to be an extension of your room and you should take into consideration what you're looking at and don't put up a color that's going to fight that. you'll lose the whole mood if you walk in and it is fighting it. >> look at this bedroom picture here. >> this is another application
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green. and it was a cave. so we were so excited to help her and to change this room. >> let's look at the after. >> that's a michigan sunset. it is very vibrant oranges and purples. but the mood that she wanted to create was romantic. we toned down the purples a little bit and added pops of orange to bring out the rest of the -- >> something how a few throw pillows can change the whole vibe in a room. >> absolutely. >> it's been a fun contest and our fans and friends would love to be a part of it. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. . great minds think alike but can they solve brain games? hoda and i probably can't but so what? this is a no-brainer. >> stick around for this hollywood cutie, tyler
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that's all i want to do. it is a big passion of mine. >> do you have strong memories shooting "made in manhattan"? >> selective memory. i was 10. i remember she bought me an xbox for the wrap gift. she was the sweetest person. i can't say enough nice things about her. >> you didn't see her again for i guess it was what? 13 years after -- >> 12 13 years. i just saw her at teen choice awards. >> she's even more beautiful now. >> gorgeous. that's me and her. i wore a coconut bra and a straw hula skirt. >> there was a reason for that or just you were in the mood? >> i was in the mood. >> usually we're talking about what j. lo's wearing but not in this instance. >> no, not today. >> you were such a little boy when you met her the first time. now you're a grown man. >> they made me shake my booty in front of her and i made eye contact with her for a second and it was kind of bizarre. it was a little weird. i felt horrible and i apologized after. >> did she recognize you? >> she knew. definitely. >> your first kiss goes back --
i like this -- no. i loved hearing this. first kiss, miley cyrus. >> yeah. we were kids. >> what was going on? >> i was on a show that her dad was the lead on. he brought his family up to toronto. that's where we filmed. she and i befriended each other. then we were hanging out all the time and we kind of became boyfriend/girlfriend and we shared one kiss one time. >> one memorable kiss. >> yes. don't even know if she remembers it. >> that was prehannah montana. >> this has been the biggest thing i've ever done. >> what's the best thing about it? >> i've never been in a crew of people so sweet and so loving and passionate about what we do. and -- >> but it is a dark thing. right? forgive us for not having it on all the time. >> you guys don't watch "teen wolf" all the time? >> no. >> that's quite okay. >> but i'm sure we're not your
demographic. >> sure, you are. >> i'm menopausal. maybe hoda. she's got a few years left. >> but you're having a ball. >> go for it! >> sing it. what are you going to sing for us? >> a little song called "every morning" that i wrote. it is about this guy and a girl who are best friends but the guy thinks that they're perfect for each other and she won't see it. >> okay. >> ooh. ♪ open up your door let me inside ♪ ♪ you always wanted more standing in the rain ♪ ♪ kathie lee and hoda will you open up your eyes ♪ ♪ i'm sick and tired of being your mr. nice ♪ ♪ and i can tell when i stare into your eyes that it makes you
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for us today. >> how are you, jason? >> good. how are you guys? >> not good but thanks for asking. >> you're excited. >> i can't wait. what's the first thing? >> basically you guys can work together on this but can you figure out what can you put into this box that actually makes it lighter? seems counterintuitive. >> lighter. so is it lighter as in -- >> i'm not going to tell you. just take a couple of seconds. >> i'll put a cigarette lighter in it. >> that would make it heavier. >> that's clever. that's a play on words. >> how about painting it lighter? >> how about by taking the top off. it lets out oxygen which makes it lighter! >> well, you're actually close. you're almost there. you're almost there because she did listen to the question again. you guys are clever. no, you're clever. >> put into a box -- >> put into it that will make it
lighter. you ready for the big reveal? >> what's the answer! >> you put in a hole. >> oh. >> by putting a hole in the box you make it lighter. >> i was kind of right. >> you could have just said i take this off and i put -- not. anyway. next game. >> jason's going who booked me on this show? >> the question is if you can come up with 50 words that don't contain the letter "a." >> popcorn. >> in 20 seconds. >> wait. >> 50 words. >> bee. >> wait for the countdown. 20 seconds starting now. >> it's not that kind of thing. >> you're going to make us yell. >> can you come up with one? >> no. it's the -- here's one.
bee. >> that's really good. >> 50 words with no "a." >> sit. down. butt. boob. ouch. here. >> 50 words with no "a." >> here is the answer. 50 words with no letter, a in 20 seconds. one, two three, four five, six, seven eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14 15, 16, 17, 18 19, 20 -- >> okay. >> this one is really, really hard. you can only move three sticks. okay? to make three perfect identical squares. >> what? that's impossible. >> you can only move three sticks. >> okay, wait. >> and to make three identical squares. again, out of the box thinking. >> wait, wait.
you can move three sticks. >> take them away or put them someplace else. >> whatever you want. but only three. and you have to make three identical squares. >> one, two and three. boom. okay i did that. that's not right. >> that looks like three squares to me. i guess you solved it. >> that's three identical. >> you only moved three sticks? >> i moved three sticks. >> i moved two. >> that's three squares. >> that's impressive. you guys can high five yourselves. the way that i was going to do it, we do this and we do that. right? so this is what i was going to do. i move this one here and this one here, and then this one here. >> you didn't have to. you already had the three. hoda beat you! >> you guys want to host "brain games" next week? >> i'm exhausted. >> thank you, jason. that was fun. >> thanks for letting me be here
it is time for "okay or not okay." some celebrities have implied it is a problem being famous especially when it comes to the paparazzi. >> here's what we had to say about it. >> i personally find it annoying, hoda. if you don't like fame then walk away from it or embrace it. and use it for good. >> no, kath. it is not okay. just be grateful. there are so many more positives than negatives. >> you know now, don't you, hodie? >> no, i don't. >> yes you do. >> yes, she does.
tomorrow, bella thorn drops by. >> she's such a doll. so young and so accomplished already. >> and the judge judy of spanish language television, annamaria pollo. mr. manners weighs in on how to handle those noisy neighbors. >> and joy transforms two hearty one-pot meals from junk food to joy food. have
that break news is from the nation's highest court. a big victory for the obama administration and the affordable care act. the supreme court has ruled a key provision of the president's health care law is constitutional. good morning. i'm renee chenault fatahfattah. taking a live look at the supreme court building in washington, d.c. the ruling came down just within the last hour. demonstrators gathered at the steps of the court. they let out a cheer when that decision was announced. now, the court upheld the tax subsidies that made health insurance affordable to the millions of americans living in states that don't