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birth on their blog. expect five times as olivia hazel, parker and riley that's what's happening in the bay today. we're back at 7:25. good m ♪ good morning. a show of force or life-saving move. an officer slams his cruiser right into an armed man, the suspect injured, but survives, why police are now saying that officer behind the wheel did the right thing. no rnse. a new report that hillary clinton ignored questions from congressional investigators while secretary of state about her use of personal email for government business as she prepares to spend a second day campaigning in iowa before heading off to new hampshire. spreading a highly contagious dog flu virus never before seen in the u.s. now in four states. over 1,000 dogs infected.
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what you can do to protect your pe and best boss ever? the ceo slashing his own salary to give his employees a huge raise. everyone in that company making at least $70,000 a year. he'll tell you where you can send your resume when he joins us live, today wednesday, april 15, 2015. from nbc news this is "today "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. savannah taking some family time this week. she'll be back next week and i have hoda kotb here. a lot of stories that people will be talking about today. the story of dan price, that ceo is one of them. >> and the other one is the people out in the plaza who are looking to pickle you. i'm sorry.
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i saw the signs. ellen has made her mark and today it's going to be a very -- >> remind me to thank her for that. >> yeah. >> we'll talk about that and we'll talk about dan price in a second, but let's talk about a top story. a new wave of protests across the country condemning police brutality even as officials in arizona defend the actions of an officer who used his patrol car. you're looking at the video right now to take down an armed suspect. nbc's miguel almaguer has a closer look at the dramatic dash cam video. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. that video was taken back in february, but it was just released by police. the officer involved won't face any criminal charges. this morning many are saying that violent takedown was excessive force while others say it may have saved lives. >> i'm staying back at a distance. >> reporter: dash cam shows the suspect on foot when a second police cruiser speeds in, making the violent collision.
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>> oh! >> man down! >> the direct view from officer michael ripico's squad car. >> the violent video. the suspect, mario valencia is seriously injured, but survives. police say his crime spree began when he committed theft at this 7-eleven, later starting a church fire, carrying out a home invasion, then driving a stolen car to walmart where authorities say he steals a high-powered rifle. miranda police officer dan rowan spots the suspect nearby, reportedly holding the stolen rifle to his chin. rowan radios dispatch. >> he's got the gun to his neck. valencia ignores the man to drop the rifle. >> a single shot fired by the suspect. officers are warned. >> the gun is loaded. >> this is one of those things that elevates the situation. >> moments later, quickly
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speeding up, officer michael ripico slams into the suspect. a violent and dramatic ending. >> i think it's clearly excessive police force. the suspect's attorney, michelle metzge my hope is that there will be some kind of an internal investigation into the actions of this officer. >> i think that the decision to put an end to it as quickly as you can was a good decision. >> oh! >> hospitalized for two days, the suspect faces 11 felony charges and remains in jail. as for the officer behind the wheel he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in three days though he's still under administrative review, he could face disciplinary actions, but police saying he did the right thing. matt? >> miguel almaguer. >> i think if you just see the video and knew nothing about the story you immediately jump to one conclusion, but when you hear more of the details of what happened before that takedown, it's much more nuance.
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>> once you see a man firing a gun and who knows who he's going to hit, there will be a investigation on that. >> hillary clinton is campaigning in iowa, but she is facing new questions about the email controversy during her time as secretary of state. kristin welker is in iowa. what can you tell us? >> reporter: hillary clinton arrived in nor kwauk for a business roundtable in just a few hours. it's sparked a media stampede and sharp jabs from her republican opponents as the email controversy has resurfaced. as hillary clinton looks for political redemption in iowa she's still facing questions about her use of personal emails. the new york times reporting this morning that in 2012 congressional investigators asked clinton in a letter whether she'd used a private email account while serving as secretary of state. mrs. clinton did not reply to
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the letter and when she answered in march 2013 nearly two months after she left office it ignored the question and provided no response for it. her first public event that was open to all press sparked a media frenzy with camera crews racing to get a shot of her at a local community college. >> the guy in the orange pants is pretty quick. >> talking to students inside, clinton sharpened her message on the economy, trying to rally critics who say she isn't progressive enough. >> there's something wrong when ceos make 300 times more than the typical worker. >> i caught up with clinton tuesday and asked what she'd learned from losing here in 2008. >> reporter: how do you win this time? what's the strategy? >> i'm having a great time. i can't look forward any more than i am. >> they're watching closely including new jersey governor chris christie w hampshire this week. >> anyone running for president should have the chance to do it and we'll see how she does.
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>> they made fun of clinton in iowa which produced this infamous photo. >> we have a hillary sighting and she's been found en route to iowa. >> one aide tells nbc news clinton wasn't aware of the letter because it went directly to the state department. another aide tells "the new york times" her usage was widely known to colleagues she emailed. clinton's next stop on the campaign trail, new hampshire which hosts the nation's first primary. matt? >> kristen welker. chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press" is here with an early campaign report card. good morning to you. you'll be giving us your grades for people who rolled out the campaigns and a couple who haven't yet declared and let's start with hillary clinton. she dodged kristen's question. >> yeah. >> it's very clear she wants to appear differently this time around than she did in 2008. talk about it. >> her first day she certainly sent that message. this whole idea of saying i'm
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not going to be presumptuous about this. not inevitable. >> not a foregone conclusion. >> the irony here is you have a whole bunch of republicans who are trying to look presidential and she's desperately trying to not look presidential. the first days are outstanding. >> they've been satisfactory for this reason for the announcement. she's had all this time to say something and yesterday the first thing she says attitude, she had no message yet. until she has the why you can't give her an outstanding grade. >> slightly overshadowed by hillary clinton was marco rubio. big contrast. he held a big rally and tried to get away from his liabilities of youth and inexperience and he says they're benefits because i'm the leader of a new generation. >> he could have turned a lemon of a situation and hillary clinton overshadowing. i thought his speech was very good andee he created a contrast
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that was interesting making the youthful contrast with hillary clinton which is a contrast to jeb bush. he did two for the price of one and one reason it's not getting an outstanding grade for the announcement and only satisfactory, no follow through this week. >> he went back to washington. >> he's not in iowa and new hampshire. if you look at ted cruz and rand paul they will stretch out their announcement for a week. >> a couple of guys who appear to be running, but have not declared. jeb bush is part of a political dynasty, but wants everyone to know he's his own plan. how is his pre-campaign going? >> financially it's great. he'll raise a ton of money and message wise and look at this week, this week shows you how high the hurdle is. you have one dynasty candidate announcing on the democratic side and then you have your protege marco rubio in your home state and your hometown announcing, making the case against you by making the case against
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against hillary clinton. how is he going to deal with the bush question? >> also a lot of work to do, chris christie. he's up in new hampshire trying to bownunce back from a dip in the polls. we could see indictments for aides of his as early as this week and he's telling voters i'm willing to take on very difficult issues like entitlement. that's what you do when you are in a desperation mode, hail mary mode and he's watching jeb bush spoof up money and conservatives don't trust him. you brought up the issues in new jersey and we didn't talk about his economic record which is frankly shaky. i understand the decision to say i'll be the brave guy. i'll be the tough guy. guess what? there's never a con spike wensy in a primary for that kind of talk. primary voters want to fall in love and that's not a message to get people to fall in love with you. >> chuck, we appreciate it. we'll head to new hampshire right after the show for an exclusive interview with governor christie.
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you can catch part of that conversation tonight on "nightly news" and tomorrow morning on "today." let's go over to hoda. a harsh prison sentences handed out to a group of educators in atlanta for their roles in a massive cheating scandal we've been following. erica hill is here with more. good morning, erica. >> good morning. the judge called this a scandal, the quote, sickest thing that's ever happened in atlanta. this morning the eight people who received the most severe punishment are out of jail, expected to appeal, but not after they have the book thrown at them. >> i'm going to put you in jail. if you yell at he and point at me. >> a fiery sentencing hearing capped off one of the largest cheating scandals in history involving atlanta public schools or atl. >> everybody in the education system at ats knew this cheating was going on and your client
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promoted it. >> three former educators were sentenced to seven years in prison. others getting jail time as well for changing student scores on standardized exams to meet imposed standards. >> there were thousands of children that were harmed in this thing. this is not a victimless crime. >> the atlanta scandal dates back as early as 2005, but the debate over standardized testing rages on. with many challenging the efficacy and emphasis of tests which impacts both students and the teachers responsible for educating them. >> i think that there is a consensus that while atlanta might be an outliar, there is a lot of bad behavior and undesirable consequences and schools are pulled away from students when education experts want to see. >> reporter: much of this latest debate centers on standardized tests designed to measure the implemented standards of the common core curriculum. they emphasize critical thinking
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and analysis and we want to help them think and analyze. >> this week's standardized tests are in protests in florida and new york where some parents are having their kids opt out of taking the tests. full of errors, overly long, stressful and provide them with no useful information. >> now in georgia these new standardized tests have been rolling out this spring and those results will come in the fall. >> this is a very big deal in schools all over the place. my daughter told me there were a lot of kids who did not show up in her class. >> wow! >> i used to cover courts that cover crime, it seems like a lot to me. >> the judge gives them opportunities and says look, i'm offering you this opportunity to apologize, agree to a plea and they did not. so -- thanks, erica. >> natalie is here with overnight news on those intense talks involving the u.s. and iran.
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>> good morning, everyone. once again, today iran's president said its country will not expect a nuclear deal with the u.s. and other major powers unless all sanctions on iran are lifted. the deputy accused of manslaughter and 73-year-old baits turned himself in in tulsa where he was booked and then freed on bond. he is due in court next week. the sheriff's office says baits accidentally shot and killed eric harris after confusing his gun with his stun gun. it took three months to do it, but a jury's been picked in the colorado trial of james holmes charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70 in a movie theater attack three years ago.
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the 12 jurors and 12 alternates include a survivor of the columbine high school massacre. the trial begins in two weeks. the wife of former l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. shelly sterling has sued to recover millions of dollars in gifts her husband had given his former companion, v. stiviano, gifts that include a home, a bentley and a ferrari and stock. the court ordered stiviano to pay sterling $2.6 million. if you needed reminding, it is april 16th, sorry, folks. deadline day for filing income tax return or at least asking for an extension. the irs estimates millions of americans have yet to file so they're bracing for long lines at the post office. fresh groceries are on their way to the international space station this morning. on tuesday a rocket took off full of surprise and the crew will be getting a specially designed espresso maker.
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the first one of those ever to be used in orbit. do they get extra latte and extra foam with that? how not to dunk a basketball. take a look, an employee with the utah jazz was trying to use a trampoline to show off. >> oh! >> it didn't go as planned and ended up doing that face plant into the mat below. he wasn't hurt except for maybe his pride. >> certainly not going to be a good move. >> one thing you miss, though. can we play some audio for a second. ♪ when a man loves a woman ♪ ♪ percy sledge, the man you're listening to right now, passed away at 73. >> i wore this song out. >> beautiful song. >> percy sledge, great artist. he will be missed. >> natalie, thank you. mr. roker, you're talking snow. >> that's right. before we get to that we have
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amazing video to show you. take a look. this was in utah. i-80 closed down. several semis at least 25 cars, several people injured, one person killed when the dust storm blew off the salt flats and caused zero visibility and just a nightmare there. let's take a look at what happened near eugene oregon near a local community college. they normally don't see this, but this was a tornado and ef-0 tornado that flipped several cars in the parking lot including one with two people already in it. the good news is nobody got hurt, thankfully, for that and remember that big ef-4 tornado that hit northern illinois. take a listen to the sound. we just got this video in. this is,a mazing stuff. >> this is a tornado and i cannot tell which way it is going so i don't know how to get away from it. i would say it's going to come right over me. see if i can back up here a little bit and get under the
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bridge. the truck feels like it's about to lift up off the ground. >> this guy is about as calm. >> you would have had to bleep a lot of that if i'd been shooting that. luckily, he wasn't hurt, but look at the damage at how the trees were stripped in the background. we're not talking about tornadoes right now. we're talking about snow, big upper level low in the rockies. temperatures 25 to 35 degrees colder in the base of the rockies than yesterday with winter storm warnings. rain and winter mountain snow is expected as the low dips down tonight into tomorrow and look for snow in the rockies including just to the west of denver, tomorrow ahead of us we have severe weather. damaging wind, risk of tornados and we're looking at snowfall amounts. look at this, upwards of 18 inches of snow north and west of denver and then rainfall wise in the gulf we're looking at anywhere from 3 to 5, upwards of six inches of rain along some sections where we're going to be
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looking at flash flood watches across the gulf for the next 24 hours and we'll have your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. breathing down my neck pressuring me into a decision. when i go to the supermarket there's no one pushing me to buy the more expensive cereal. i just want to shop like i do everywhere else. ♪ ♪ as long as people drive cars carmax will be the best way to buy them. right outside, 57 degrees in san francisco, still numbers in the low 50s around san jose and around palo alto. by the afternoon should be well into the 70s. mid 70s closer to san jose upper 60s to near 70 in san francisco, could get close to 80 today in santa rosa. the temperatures continue a climb over the next couple days.
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warmest likely on friday. and then turning a little cooler as we head towards sunday and the sea breeze returns. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. time to go outside and see the signs. before that we'll go to tamron. she's in for carson. they're talking about zuckerberg. >> much like we've done on facebook, but he runs the joint. the facebook ceo invited his 32 million followers to share whatever was on their minds and boy, did they. celebs even chimed in. shakira, were among those who asked questions to what to expect from facebook in the future to what zuckerberg likes to read. one person asked how do you get a job at facebook. >> someone requested a picture
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of his dog who had so many followers on facebook it might shame all of us. it was the response to how many hours he works a week that caught most of the attention. he responded. if you count the time that i'm in the office it's probably no more than 50 to 60 hours a week, but if you count all of the time i'm focused on our mission, that's basically my whole life. we asked on facebook if you're a full-time employee how many hours a week do you work, and here's the answer. 72% say they work 40 to 50 hours a week there. so keep the conversation going on our facebook page, but how many hours people are putting each and every week. >> i think he's right. i don't know anybody who is massively successful who works 40 hours a week. they all tend to work much more than that. >> right. exactly. all right. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, did you get a flu shot, not for yourself, but for your dog?
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the deadly outbreak first in the united states that has veterinarians sounding the alarm this morning. and how would you react if out of the blue your boss doubled your salary? meet the ceo ready to pay every one of his workers $70,000 a year, but first thshgs is "today" on nbc. nbc.
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a good wednesday morning. tax day, it's 7:26. i'm sam brock. happening today the last of dozens of sea birds stricken by a mysterious gooey substance will be released back into the wild. in mid january more than 300 birds were found with their feathers coatwood goo on the eastern shore of san francisco bay, and many died but they rescued 165 birds, all of which have been rehabilitated. researchers are trying to figure out the source of that goo google facing serious antitrust allegations in europe right now. the european union said that google unfairly -- sent going the a sheet of antitrust charges
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which the company has ten weeks to respond to. fines could total up to 10% of annual sales, which had be more than $6 billion. in california's drought will soon hit the bottom line for customers in al media county water district. council members approved a 30% rate hike effective next month. let's get a check of what's going on outside. how are those conditions? rob? >> temperatures rebounding off the lows this morning. 57 in san francisco this morning, 50 and sunshine currently in san jose should -- we're seeing right now. up to 75 in san jose. around san francisco and 70s inland for the north bay and tri-valley today. for here temperaturesly -- probably the warmers day of the week. warm start to the weekend, then a little cooler approaches sunday we're looking at the south bay, of course with the commute
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direction easier than this time yesterday. 280 is the one that really killed in all the way past the 880-17/280 interchange and continuing up to cupertino. nothing unusual this morning, and a nice easy drive web, the worst of your commutes. over towards san mateo. and the tri-valley had started the slowdown. where there's a car fire actually a steaming car. back to you. we'll have another update in 25 minutes.
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it is now 7:30 on a wednesday morning, april 15, 2015. that makes it tax day, but it also makes it the start of the cherry blossom season in washington, d.c. if you haven't been down there, you find yourself going ooh, look at that. look at that. >> the tidal basin. did you file your taxes already? are you done? >> what are you supposed to say? no? >> i haven't done an extension. >> what's your social security number? >> let's take a look at what's making some headlines. police in arizona have released this dramatic dash cam video showing an officer running down an armed suspect. the man survived. the officer cleared of wrongdoing, but that suspect's
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lawyer is labeling the officer's actions excessive and calling for an internal investigation. >> high winds and low visibility now being blamed for this massive pile up in utah. one person was killed and more than 24 others were injured in the chain reaction crash. the windy conditions which are expected to last through today also led to a brief shut down of salt lake city's shut down. the city of boston is marking two years since the tragic marathon bombing today. the mayor is calling for people to commit random acts of kindness. >> we begin this half hour with a deadly flu virus in the midwest. it is attacking dogs. more than a thousand are sick, and it has both pet owners and businesses on edge. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in chicago with what you need to know. gabe, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. this is believed to be the first time this highly contagious flu strain for dogs that have ever been seen in the u.s. some doggie day cares have been forced to temporarily close
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their doors and others are only accepting dogs like walter with up-to-date flu vaccines. this morning veterinarians in the midwest are on alert. >> this virus has never been documented in the u.s. and pet owners are concerned. >> anything happened to them i'd be devastated. 11-month-old ulysses has been diagnose with the the canine food twice. his owner says he got it at doggie day care. >> he would wake up to go to the bathroom, eat and he would go back to bed, but he's okay, though. >> the strain first showed up in illinois a few weeks ago. in chicago more than 1100 dogs have gotten sick. six have died and it is in wisconsin, indiana and ohio. how big a deal is this? >> thick chick has never seen anything like this before. the number and the severity of the disease has far outweighed anything we've seen. the symptoms include coughing, sneezing and loss of appetite
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for for decades this kind of strain was found in horses and it started turning up in dogs. researchers are confirming a new strain and it hit elizabeth espy's dog paulie hard. i've never seen something move so fast. he went from coughing a little, to almost dying, but ali bounced back. there's been a lot more cleaning and a lot less barking. >> it is a big hit, and it does hurt. i'm not going to say it doesn't. co-owner patty andreas says she had no choice. it's an epidemic and you have to do the right thing and you have to shut down and take care of your clients. >> that doggie day care plans to reopen today. so how can you protect your pets? the vets here at plum animal hospital say if you're in the chicago area you should avoid dog parks and you should make sure that you talk to your vet about the flu vaccine.
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if you notice symptoms call your vet immediately. by the way, matt, humans may not be able to get this flu, but we can spread it. so the advice is wash your hands after you pet these guys. >> wow! i had no idea this even existed. me either. thanks, gabe. let's get a check of the weather now from al roker. "today's" weather is brought to you by nexium 24-hour for frequent heartburn available without a prescription. >> we're worried about a lot of flooding and it will continue to rain in the south right into the weekend. we've got all of this gulf moisture coming up out of the south and the upper level low earlier in the half hour and it will be a big problem. new orleans you'll be looking at cloudy skies and showers and thunderstorms start to fire up and we've had more flooding and flood watches and flash flood watches from louisiana all of the way to the panhandle of florida. why? look at the rainfall amounts and three to five inches and some areas locally up to seven inches of rain and that's going to be a
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big problem. the rest of the country we are watching that snowstorm to get developing in the plains and we're also watching windy conditions and 70 degrees and a beautiful day in san francisco and look for wet weather in the gulf coast into the southeast and pretty nice conditions here. as you heard, 70 later on in san francisco. right now 57 degrees, breezy though especial are specialtily around some of the hilltops. highs near the mid 70s. to the north bay, 76 in napa 80 in santa rosa pleasanton and livermore, today highs in the upper 70s. even san jose close to 80 degrees and mid 80s for our valleys on friday also a warm start to the weekend. get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable and online. >> thanks so much. coming up on trending, some very big news from music legend billy
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transactions. >> okay so we have a really exciting situation here. >> reporter: but no one here could begin to process this announcement from their boss dan price. >> and we're going to have a minimum $70,000 pay rate for everyone that works here. >> reporter: it took a moment for the news to sink in. but once it did -- no objection. salaries for 30 of the company's 120 employees will double. >> i can move out of my mom's house. >> reporter: for alyssa o'neil a singer mother -- >> i have a goal of being a 21-year-old homeowner and i'm going to reach that now. and i'm stoked. >> reporter: i heard from some of your employees who said i can move out from living with my mom. i can buy my own house. what do you think when you hear that? >> just gratitude. you know? i mean i think that this is a responsibility. and it's one that i >> reporter: to help pay for the raises price plans to drop his own salary from about $1 million
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to $70,000. he hopes to spark a conversation about the income gap which just got a lot smaller within one small business. >> i want to buy you a drink. >> reporter: joe fryer, nbc news seattle. >> i bet they all want to buy dan price a drink. how are you? >> i'm great. >> what an incredible moment. first of all, are resumes coming into you because you're now that guy? >> we've always kind of been flooded with resumes. but it's been an emotional 48 hours. >> $70,000 is what every employee makes. as we pointed out in the piece, including you. so you took the pay cut. why did you think that that was an important thing to do? >> for me i really do view everything i do through responsibility. seeing growing inequality and how it's harder to make ends meet and live the american dream, things were getting more expensive especially in a place like seattle. wages aren't keeping up. so for me we're here to serve
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our clients primary lie and that's how we're going to be successful. it's not about making money. it's about making a difference. so we decided to do this. >> i should point $130,000 not $30,000. this is cool. you are not in a charity business. you're out to make a profit. so how were you able to give all of your employees that kind of money? >> when i first started out, i was 18 years old. i didn't know that much about starting a business and making a profit but i knew i wanted to help independent business owners succeed. so the entire company has just grown from that premise. it's become quite profitable and quite successful but that was never the purpose. the purpose was to help these small business owners. now i'd also like to help solve the income inequality gap. >> when you told friends and family that's what you were going to do did they think you were nuts or say way to go? >> people were nervous for me to be honest. >> why is that? >> taking that big of a pay cut, first of all. secondly creating these expectations.
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i heard from people can you do this, can you pull this off. . are you going to go out of business from this? it is a risk in the short-term. but i have 100% confidence in the medium and long-term. it's going to be great for the company and great for the independent businesses we serve. >> do you think other ceos will look at you scene i'm going to do what dan's doing? >> i think either that will happen or their employees will come to us. >> you're a great guy. thank you for coming here. the crew do not go near this man. leave him alone. coming up rita wilson opens up about her battle with breast cancer. why she is proof you should always get a second opinion. and next the video shows what happens when you drop your device from 42 stories up. coming up right after this. the new s6 hits the stores and i'm like... whoa. open the box and... (sniffing) new phone smell. jump on a video chat with my friend.
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and everyone has the power to stop a job at any time if they consider it unsafe. what happened here five years ago changed us. i'm proud of the progress we've made both in the gulf and inside bp. we're back at 7:49. how'd you do in math in school? >> i did okay. but not as well as i could have done. >> dan was making a million dollars a year. >> right. now he's making $70,000. >> and you said it was a $30,000 pay cut. >> don't confuse me with your mumbo jumbo. >> it's a huge pay cut. >> number magic. >> 930 grand is what he cut off.
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>> we've all been there. meanwhile, have you ever dropped your phone from a height like this and cringe? tamron's in the orange room with video to see. >> hoda don't worry. that's why the iphone has a calculator. a person was taking pictures of the dubai skyline from the top of a building when his phone slipped from his grip and it happened to be on record. here's what the phone captured. it just keeps going and going. 42 stories. within 45 minutes he used that iphone find my phone app and he was able to locate his phone with barically a mark on it. 42 story fall and this teeny
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scratch on the phone. we asked people online to share their iphone mishaps. by the way, this was the photograph eventually caught by the iphone. i love this. leah sent this to us. she said see the rectangle floating to my right side? it now lives in the pacific ocean. terrible. keep your phone fails coming with the #orange room and let us see your description of what happened to you. >> lucky that phone didn't hit somebody 42 stories down. >> 42 stories down whylie coyote does that every day. >> do you really need find your iphone to find it? it's going to be right down there. anyway tamron thank you. coming up freshly cut grass. we're revealing the real secrets to happiness and what makes us happy. >> plus a special mother's day reveal of steals & deals. >> speaking of the deals, $930,000 pay cut.
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a very good morning to you. 7:55. i'm laura garcia canon. just into our newsroom former new england patriots football star aaron hernandez has been convicted of murder. jurors announced the verdict in the last hour convicting him of killing odin loyal, a football player who was dating the sister of hernandez' fiancee. they deliberated 36 hours better rendering a verdict. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. researchers will return to pacifica beach today, where a dead sperm whale washed ashore. the marine mammal center says the whale is nearly 50 feet long. experts have so far been unible to figure out how it died though it shows no signs of trauma lots of sunshine laura, 54 currently in san jose.
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we should see temperatures mostly in the 70s. mid 70s around san jose upper 60s to low 70s around san francisco. for the north bay, upper 70s closer to napa and santa rosa. and from here and the rest of the week temperatures will climb up a little more mid 80s on friday, close to breaking some records, and also a warm start to the weekend. mike? >> it looks like a little slower north past the coliseum for 880. on the map would you talk about 23rd eastern there's reports of gravel across the report that might be slowing the traffic down, but it looks like just a general slowing trend. typical pattern, the bay bridge metering lights are on. richmond moving slower so is walnut creek, but south 680 is clear from the earlier car fire which turned out to be just steaming as well as westbound 92 across the san mateo bridge.
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no drama for the south bay. let's hope it remains that well. another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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♪ it's 8:00. rita wilson's brave battle with breast cancer. why the star is urging everyone to get second opinions and how they could save your life. plus, happiness times five. >> we got a lot of changes coming up over the next few days. figure out what our new norm is going to be. >> we'll introduce you to the proud new parents of the nation's only set of all girl quintuplets. and shut up and dance with us. the rockers walk the moon will perform one of the hottest songs of the season. live today wednesday, april 15th, 2015.
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♪ >> teachers need secrets, too. >> today is my birthday! >> welcome to the plaza! ♪ >> i love al roker! >> we're back now. 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it is the 15th day of april, 2015 which mark your calendars is the day the world went mad here on the plaza. >> we have to take a glance around. by the way, this is a sea -- >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, yeah.
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darn you, ellen degeneres. >> that's not the word you used earlier. >> whether ellen says come out to the "today" show plaza, people come out! amazing! amazing. >> truth be told, i'm not really that ticklish. i'm really not. >> we're going to find out. >> no, you can find out some other time. however, this one here is ticklish. >> i am. there might somebody finding out with matt a little later. >> i'm just about ready to go with the white and black. but i'm not quite ready. we're going to keep this going. >> all right. coming up, a very special steals and deals. up to 75% off of mother's day gifts. jill martin has a big surprise for our crowd as well. >> she's going to let them find her tickle spot. >> but first, let's get a check
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of the morning's top stories. natalie is in at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. authorities in arizona are defending the actions of an officer to take down an armed suspect. it was capped toured on dramatic dash cam video. it is hard to watch. it happened in february. it is now only been released. police say the suspect seen in the distance was on a crime spree and firing a weapon into the air and one patrol car keeps the distance, another speeds towards the suggestion inspect and hits the suspect. the man survived and is now jailed. >> breaking news this morning, a jury in fall river, massachusetts, hadz found former new england patriots player aaron hernandez guilty of first-degree murder after seven days of deliberations. hernandez who is 25 years old showed little visible reaction to the unanimous verdict. hernandez plead not guilty to the 2013 killing of oden lloyd who was found shot to death in an industrial park less than a mile from hernandez's mind.
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he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. today scientists at duke university are reporting a major breakthrough into the cause of alzheimer's disease. researchers say they have discovered that certain immune cells that protect the brain begin to abnormally consume an important neutralutrient. the finding opens new doors to treatment for the disease. an amazing story today, the first all female quintuplets ever born in the united states are expected to be released from a houston hospital. danielle and adam welcomed the baby girls last week. riley, parker, hazel and twins olivia and eva were born april 8th after a 28-week and two day pregnancy. the delivery took just four minutes. >> each of them have their own little quirk. their personalities are starting to shine through. >> the babies are the first set of all female quintuplets born
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since 1969 and they're the only set born in america. in a video the couple posted to their blog, the couple shared details about their bundles of joy. >> riley was all over in my belly, always kicking. parker, she loved to just -- she just so relaxed. hazel is the little one. she's got full head of blonde -- i mean blonde hair. >> they already had a 3-year-old daughter named blake. the couple used fertility treatments for both of the pregnancies. the second time around doctors initially saw four embryos until one decided to split. >> the twins eva and olivia at first they were very easy going, like whatever. but they're starting to get feisty. >> we got a lot of changes and a lot of adjustments to get used to and figure out what our new norm is going to be. >> well, quinn tep letstuplets are rare. the number of quintuplets and
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other higher order births totals only 66 nationwide according to the national center for health statistics. it is 8:05 right now. let's get another check of the weather from mr. al roker. >> matt, i think i found the perfect person to tickle you. >> where? >> right here. she's got the perfect nails for it to do the tickling. and i like -- what is your name? >> ellen. she is here to tickle matt laro. >> look at that. wow. >> you could tickle me from there. literally. >> yes, i can. >> wow. that's intense. >> the great thing you is run out of chips at the dip station -- you're good. all right. let's show he what we got as far as your weather is concerned right now as we look at the satellite and radar. wet weather making its way to the mid-atlantic states. we're watching snow develop into the rockies later today.
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and here's what we're expecting. afternoon temperatures getting up into the 80s and 90s into southern florida. 30s in the rockies. we're talking snow over the next 24 hours, some areas picking up to 18 inches of snow. slight risk of strong storms developing later tomorrow on lots of sunshine around the bay area. temperatures now in the 50s. on our way to mid and upper 60s at lunchtime. by 3:00 should see numbers mostly in the 70s. near 75 in san jose north bay, highs near 76 in napa after 36 earlier this morning, closing in on 80 in straes. the tri-valley upper 70s. trend continues warmer through the end of the week and slightly cooler for the second half of the weekend. >> that's your lates >> that's your latest weather.
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>> we can't do that yet. okay. take it. bam. all right. >> thank you very much. coming up next, buckle ham palace guards, uncharacteristic spill. the question, could he keep his composure composure? >> plus, what rita wilson is saying about her cancer diagnosis and why she says you should always go with your gut. >> i'm with one of the greatest bands, walk the moon. you're here to do what? >> shut up and dance. >> oh, my god. it's going to be so good.
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but first, these messages. leave when their kids are teenagers. >> hear hear. >> she says that's when kids need the most attention. of course newborns obviously need attention. but says this. look you're not going to find 8-year-olds doing drugs. what do we think about this? should we be taking leave at some point when our kids are in their teen years? >> i don't think your kids wanted you around when you were a teenager but you have to be present. >> it's about making your kids a priority. when they get older you think they're okay now. >> they've got so much going on in their lives you want to back off. in fact that's when you've got to lean in. >> i think it's a great idea. >> all right. can we say congratulations to billy joel? at 65 he's getting set to welcome a new baby. billy and his 33-year-old girlfriend alexis are welcoming a child this summer. they've been together since 2009. this is billy's second child. he and ex-wife christie brinkley have a 29-year-old daughter
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alexa ray. congrats to him. >> if you want to see something great, see billy joel. >> i went a month ago it was one of the best concerts ever. >> and in three hours you still don't hear all the hits. >> so true. >> we love this new survey revealing the secret to happiness. it's not good fortunes or endless vacations. it's the simple things. here are a few of the things they came up with. feeling the sun on your face. finding a little money unexpectedly like in the pocket of a pair of pants. >> your pants. >> keep your hands out. smelling freshly baked bread. finding the good. >> i like cozy sweats on a couch with blankets and a cake. >> that makes me happy. >> the smell of a newborn baby's head. >> that's a good one.
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>> ice cream in bed. >> nice. >> hearing my children laughing. when something just tickles them. >> what's yours? >> mine is going to be superficial now. great water pressure in a shower. >> that's good. >> and great towels. love those. or the smell of a puppy. >> we could go on. >> look at wrangler on cue. >> that's the best position. >> that's fantastic. that's the way hoda was this morning in the makeup ro. >> all right, guys. the guards at buckingham palace are notorious for stone faced composure. one fell down on the job. it happened during a changing of the guard. the poor guy slipped on a manhole cover while trading with another guard. keep in mind i'm sure no one saw it except for hundreds of
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tourists with cameras. he recovers with his rifle and he quickly gains composure. i hate to watch people fall. >> i hate to watch it again and again and again. >> that's "what's trending" today. >> a lot of people are going online sending messages of support to rita wilson. the actress just announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she urges everyone to get second opinions when it comes to your health. >> reporter: over the past year rita wilson has been spotted on tv on broadway and in her new music video "girls night in." but on tuesday, wilson who's been married to tom hanks since 1988 revealed she is home recovering from a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. in an exclusive statement to "people" magazine she said she's blesed to have a supportive husband and friend and doctors
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by her side. she says because i caught this early and have excellent doctors and because i got a second opinion. wilson is the second big name to come forward recently. last month jolie revealed she elected to remove her fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. it came after she found out she was genetically predisposed to cancer. chrissy chris christy funk treated jolie. >> it's great when a star will be vulnerable and transparent enough to reveal a diagnosis. it's powerful. because they have a voice that gets heard louder than your neighbor telling you her story about breast cancer. >> reporter: overnight support poured in on social media. wilson has been monitored for years by doctors after past tests put her at high risk for breast cancer. two biopsies came back negative. but when a friend encouraged her to get a second opinion, she listened. >> second opinions can be
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incredibly important when an entire treatment strategy gets altered by a change in diagnosis. >> reporter: for wilson she says going with her gut may have saved her life and urges others to do the same writing, i hope this will encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn't feel right. >> here to talk about the importance of second opinions is nbc's medical contributor dr. natalie azar. i thought when you had a biopsy like rita did, it's black or white. good news or bad news. but that's not the case. >> that's what a lot of people think. this comes on the heels of an important study a few weeks ago that concluded that one out of every four breast biopsies that's read is read incorrectly. the take home message there was at the extremes if you have obvious cancer or benign lesion they were usually correct. but in the middle the precancerous legions, there was a lot of room for error. >> that's shocking. i think a lot of the reasons people don't go get second opinions is number one, they're
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not sure their insurance will cover it. and number two, they've been with their doctor forever and they think he or she knows best. that's not the best advice though. >> not necessarily. t to state from the outset everybody is entitled to a second opinion. it can be as mundane as you have arthritis in your knee to cancer. seek a second opinion. >> let's go through some things. you get a scan. is that something -- a breast scan or whatever. should you get a second opinion on that? >> not necessarily all the time. but a few things to remember here. number one and i don't want to take anything away from radiologists. they do a tremendous job training to read these things. if you're reading mammograms all day for 20 years, for example, you're going to have more expertise. so certain cases like mris and x-rays and cat scans and mammograms there are certain criteria the radiologist has to look for. but there is some subjectivity. it is read by a human at the end of the day. >> biopsies you say, always second opinion? >> i would. i really would. again, for the reason that with
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these middle lesions as we call them there are -- you can see in the monitor, left we have a normal breast biopsy. and on the right we have the cancerous one. certainly at first blush they look a little bit difference. but if you get in there closely, there are so many specific things that pathologists have to look for and count and measure and everything like that. at the end of the day, there is a lot of interweavability. >> let's talk about other second opinions. let's say you need medicine for hypertension or blood pressure those kind of things. side effects of the meds is that something to check with a second doctor about? >> i like to recommend especially if it's a chronic maintenance medicine. you want to know are there other alternatives? are they monitoring for them? this is not we're not talking about a quick course of antibiotics but something the doctor anticipates you will be on for a long period of time. if you have a gut feeling, get a second opinion. and for surgery, you say
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always -- if it's elective surgery, should you always get a second opinion? >> i always recommend this. one will say you need a knee replacement. the other will say you don't. and sometimes if there's a differing opinion, you get a tie breaker. what rita wilson did, she had two different readings. initial which was normal. one pathologist who read it as invasist. she had a third confirm it was invasive and she had surgery. >> that was great for her. stand by. tamron's in the orange room where people are sharing their concerns. >> some compelling stories on our page. jenni said she went complaining of shortness of breath he shrugged it off. then i went to the er where they told me i had a pullmonary em embolism .
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you can keep the conversation going on on our facebook page. >> that trust your gut is very important. >> rita wilson said it herself. she didn't feel comfortable with that diagnosis. >> all right. thank you so much. matt? >> hoda, thanks. dr. azar thank you. changing subjects now, the elimination rounds are underway on nbc's hit show "the voice." naturally carson has the inside story. take a look. >> give it up for your top 12. >> reporter: as last night's competition between the season eight singers played out on stage, the backstage battle between the coaches picked up right where it left off. with blake shelton taunting adam levine about last season's come from behind win. >> that will go down in history as one of the most epic fails in television history. >> reporter: wasting no time the coaches recruit reba to help
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prepare their artists for the most important performances of their lives. >> you have a powerful voice. >> reporter: after days of nonstop rehearsing coaches christina aguilera and blake shelton perform with their teams. ♪ >> reporter: all of them make it to the next round leaving adam and pharrell pleading with america to save their artists. >> vote with your heart. >> any of the amazing things that is mia z, please support. >> reporter: america saved deanna johnson. sending home brian johnson and mia z. >> if i had done more modern music, more pop, i'd probably be maybe in the top ten, nine. >> if i would have just gone for it singing that same song. i may not have been in this situation.
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>> reporter: carson daly nbc news los angeles. >> getting exciting. i like this part of it. >> mentioning why adam is all spiffy. >> maybe it's married life. >> image change? >> uh-huh. could be. >> you can catch "the voice" mondays and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time here on nbc. mr. roker. >> hey, guys. coming up we've lined up a new and delicious super simple skillet supper from busy mom and model camilla alves. what do you have here? >> this is one of three dishes.
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good wednesday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. the season is suddenly in jeopardy for one bay area little league team. the tennison american little league in hayward says someone broke into the club house sunday night and stole the safe that contained $7,000 raised during the league's annual fund raiser. the league president says he was going to deposit it on monday morning. insurance is expected to cover most of the loss but the league will have to cover the $1,000 deductible. a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. no doubt some of the innocence for the kids stolen as well. let's check on the roadways with mike inouye. to the south bay. northbound 101 moving a little
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bit better. we've been holding steady on the map for the south bay and silicon valley. 101 easing a little bit. 87 as well. 280 holding strong with your slow down from downtown into cupertino. 85 also. that's your typical pattern there. same thing across the bay. dumbarton bridge bridge. san mateo bridge. easy push toward the peninsula for 101. sued 280 slows. 380 earlier crash has cleared from the roadway. slowing from walnut creek and the bay bridge. that does it for us for right now. another update in 25 minutes. backslash
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♪ it's 8:30 now on a wednesday morning. 15th of april, 2015. that is the song that will get stuck in your head instantly.
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"shut up and dance." that's walk the moon. they're going to perform it inside our studio in just a couple of minutes. meanwhile, missing hoda out on the plaza. >> she's on her way. we'll find her in a second. also ahead, robert de niro and jane rosenthal. they're getting ready for this year's tribeca film festival. the two big reunions they have this year. >> plus big mother's day around the corner. jill's got great steals & deals you can't afford to miss out on. >> and camilla alves, mom, model, wife of math youieumathhew mcconaughey also bringing in her dishes. >> we were talking about things to cook in one skillet. that's nice. a lot of people came out with signs. >> here's my favorite one back here. i like this one.
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these two with the hands that come through them. >> the hans come through. yes. >> and i love this one over here. ellen sent us to find matt lauer's tickle spots. this one is simple ladies. you couldn't step it up? >> somebody's got a tickle spot. >> hey that's not my tickle spot. >> you waited all morning to do that? >> yes. and i couldn't sleep last night in anticipation. so. >> so we've got to get ellen back. >> are you on matt's side or ellen's? >> matt's of course. only one side to be on. >> got him good though. >> yeah, you did.
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all right. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> ellen, you are going down. all right? nobody messes with lauer and gets away with it. let's show you what you've got going on right now. for today weather in the southeast, slight risk of strong storms in the central plains. windy conditions through southern california. tomorrow the sunshine continues in the great lakes. we'll also look at sunny skies in the northeast with mild conditions. a risk of strong storms texas into oklahoma and kansas and look for beautiful weather along the west coast. 82 in that's what' likely find more 80s around the bay area starting tomorrow. today the transition day to the warmup. seeing numbers in the mid to upper 70s in san jose. north bay, 76. in napa after 30s earlier this morning. 80 today in santa rosa. you can see the tri-valley upper
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70s for today. temperatures should continue to climb. especially through friday. and for the weekend a warm start. then a little cooler as the sea breeze turns stronger by sunday. and that is your latest weathe don't forget for the weather go to online and weather channel. the tribeca film festival kicks off in new york today. it's returning to its roots screening movies in one of the original theaters where it all began back in 2002. oscar winner robert de niro and jane rosenthal are the cofounders of the festival. guys nice to see you. good morning. how you doing? 14th year. started in 2002 after the attacks of 9/11 in 2001. i think you had about 120 days to put that first festival together. are you shocked at what it's become? >> well we're happy, of course to say the least. but we're a little surprised, i'd say. >> it was a -- at least for me i thought it was a one-time
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event that we were going to do. and we've signed long-term deals with sponsors so here we are. it's been great for the city. >> these days when we talk about the film festival we talk about the crowds and great movies. but has it accomplished what it was intended to accomplish back in 2002? has it revitalized lower manhattan? >> absolutely. in terms of certainly those first couple years bringing people back downtown. people were afraid to go below canal street. so it certainly has. and the economic activity to the city has been enormous. >> you try to do something new every year robert. you don't want it to be the same old thing. you've got mary j. blige this year for a movie and also performing. concerts are part of it as well? we can talk right over that. stops you in your tracks. tell me what she's offering this
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year. >> she's doing -- it's a film about the london sessions that she did. it was her first time recording in london and it really reveals her whole process and recording an album. it's great to get a peek into how she thinks and how she's performing. >> the festival kicks off with something near and dear to our hearts at nbc because it's live from new york which is a documentary about behind the scenes at "saturday night live." you've got great memories? >> yeah. i loved "saturday night live" since it started. i've been a host on it three times and made appearances. it's a great tradition in the country and the city. and i'm glad it's lasted this long. it's amazing. >> and celebrating some other anniversaries. it's your 25th anniversary of "good fellas" and you're going to show a great version of that film and then there's a cast reunion? >> yeah. we're going to have a screening on the 25th. a cast reunion. yeah. it'll be nice.
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>> then jon stewart is going to interview. so that'll be interesting. >> what do you mean fun? like a clown? >> you talking to me? >> there we go. i wasn't going to go there. i wasn't going to do that. congratulations. 14 amazing years and i think you've done an incredible thing for manhattan and lower manhattan. congrats again. up next special steels & deals. plus something special for our crowd out on the plaza. but first on a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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were back with a new edition of steels & deals. "today" contributor jill martin is here with the bargains. jill before we get started,
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happy birthday to jill martin. jill had her birthday yesterday. >> thank you. >> what do you have for the moms out there? >> happy to celebrate with everyone tod. mother's day is all about the women in your life who have impacted you. we have something for everybody. starting with -- you talked about being cozy and laying on the couch. feel how soft. pj harlow sets. v-neck tunic top and silky satin pant. extra small to extra large. so everybody knows i took a small so you can gauge it that way. eight colors. the retail $138. the retail $42. >> i still don't know how you do this. i do not know. all right. our next reveal is -- >> modern glam stationary. here you are. 50 cards with lined envelopes.
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pressed foil design. the retail is $183. 50 cards with lined envelopes packaged in a gift box. just throw on a bow which is easy. i know you love that. select fans of the brand include kim kardashian west and kristin chenoweth. the retail $54.95. >> that's a great deal. >> kathie lee is about the handwritten note but i gave those for the holiday. something you don't buy for yourself. >> she is all about that. are we ready for the next reveal? i like when your house smells good. >> the diffusers. i love the box they come in. five delicious fragrances. lasts up to six months. and great packages. sold at barney's niemann marcus. the deal $30, originally $102. 70% off. >> that's crazy. this looks like a beautiful, easy gift. little vases.
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i say vase because i'm me. do you say? >> yeah. either. ford vases. retail up to $200. i love this. the designs are thought about the light surrounding the moon. the retail $175 to $200. the deal $55 for one of them. so you know up to 73% off. >> you guys. crazy. and lastly a bit of simple jewelry. >> okay. we have an "s" for sammy. monogrammed pearl necklace. i don't know if you can see, there's a little initial on each. so you could wear -- moms could wear "h" and "e" for hannah and ella. 14 karat gold letter of your choice. yellow or white gold. retail $199.
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sale $49. >> point them out. pajamas, stationary set, dayna decker diffusers, the crystal vases, and then little h necklaces. and here's the best part about today. jill is santa claus. you're handing out some. let's do it together. we're going to do a simple three skillet dish with camilla alves. where are the moms? but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: "today's" kitchen is brought to you by chili's lunch combos. fresh is hap. >> it's 8:45. we're back with another super simple skillet supper you can
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make tonight. say that three times fast. doing the cooking this morning, camilla alves. she's a model, businesswoman, lifestyle expert and busy mom of three who also happens to be married to an oscar winner matthew mcconaughey. great to have you here this morning. >> good to be here. >> where did you develop your love of cooking? >> so i always cooked a little bit, but i really started to cook when i started our family. i was like i've got to provide for everybody. i can't just have somebody else do it or my husband be in the kitchen all the time. >> and you have three kids. you know something about big batches. >> big batches. so when you're on the go, you can't cook things one at a time. >> take me into your kitchen. one thing you love to do is always have a pot of beans on the stove. >> it's so good for you. this smells like my house here right now. it's so good so cheap. water, onions garlic a bouillon if you want. it's done. >> and use those in a lot of recipes. >> i'm going to bring it back to that one in a second. >> let's start with ground beef. >> i'm going to show you how to
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use one ingredient to make three different dishes. here i've got olive oil and some garlic. >> and when you're cooking for big batches, you need a dip, dip skillet. >> and a big one. another trick is you know when you go to people's homes and it smells so good when you're cooking garlic put salt on top of it that what makes it come out. mind grabbing that meat for me? i'm going to do some onions and tomatoes. put that meat in there for me. get in there. there we go. and this is a lot of meat. remember it's bulk cooking. >> how much is that? >> three and a half. i've got a lot in there. now, at trick is when you're cooking ground beef how it's getting chunky. use a whisk to break it apart. >> and saute a bit. you want to cook it just until you have a bit of liquid like this. once you have this this is ready for your first set. you're going to split this in three. do it right in the skillet.
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that way you know you have the right amount. >> take part of that throw it in the freezer. >> get some for me. one-third. put knit the freezer. then you go back to the beans. beans, rice beef. that's one. then another third. we're making one-third over here. can you put it here for me? >> it's taking me time camilla. >> chop chop. here i'm going to put corn carrots -- >> you gave me a puny spoon here. >> put it in there. give me the tomato sauce. chop chop. we're on live tv. >> do you order matthew around like this? >> basil. >> uh-huh. >> get your happened innd in there. honey. let it sit for a bit. that's your second dish. my thing is put it in the freezer. when you're in a crunch meal to go. >> you've got a third left and you're making tacos. >> we make taco tuesday at home.
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today's wednesday, wednesday taco. >> it's heavenly by the way. >> the taco bar you can basically put anything you want on it. have fun. get the kids involved. they can make their own tacos. and the trick to that is get refried beans and scrape it in the shell so the kids don't know they're eating them. >> i learned you're bossy in the kitchen. >> well you're slow. >> thank you very much. good to have you here. she's sticking around to talk with hoda and kathie lee. and you can get all of this week's skillet recipes on up next shut up and dance. walk the moon performs their hit song live in the studio. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> the platinum hit "shut up and dance" has topped the itunes chart for weeks. it is the lead single off walk the moon's new album "talking is hard." and then moonmen are here. hi guys. >> hello. >> i want to point out i picked this song with the help of one of our floor directors months ago. did you know this was going to
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be a hit when you heard it? >> we had a feeling at this college show. kids didn't know the song and by the second chorus they were singing along. we were like we think we have something here. >> were you at a bar with your girlfriend and it was so loud and she said shut up and dance. >> it's real. >> and your guys are going to be on "the voice"? >> may 12th. >> you are very very fancy. you're about to play your hit single for us. everybody get ready for "shut up and dance." take it away, guys. ♪ ♪ oh don't you dare look back ♪ ♪ just keep your eyes on me ♪ ♪ i said you're holding back ♪ ♪ she said shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ this woman is my destiny ♪ ♪ she said ooh ooh shut up and da
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♪ we were victims of the night ♪ ♪ the chemical physical kryptonite ♪ ♪ helpless to the bass and the fading light ♪ ♪ oh we were bound to get together ♪ ♪ bound to get together ♪ ♪ she took my arm ♪ ♪ i don't know how it happened ♪ ♪ we took the floor and she said ♪ ♪ oh don't you dare look back ♪ ♪ just keep your eyes on me ♪ ♪ i said you're holding back ♪ ♪ she said shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ this woman is my destiny ♪ ♪ she said ooh ooh shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ a backless dress and some beat up sneaks ♪ ♪ my discotheque juliet teenage dream ♪ ♪ i felt it in my chest as she
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looked at me ♪ ♪ i knew we were bound to be together ♪ ♪ bound to be together ♪ ♪ she took me arm ♪ ♪ i don't know how it happened ♪ ♪ we took the floor and she said ♪ ♪ oh don't you dare look back ♪ ♪ just keep your eyes on me ♪ ♪ i said you're holding back ♪ ♪ she said shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ this woman is my destiny ♪ ♪ she said ooh ooh shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ come on girl ♪ ♪ ♪ deep in her eyes ♪ ♪ i think i see the future ♪ ♪ i realize this is my last chance ♪ ♪ she took my arm ♪ ♪ i don't know how it happened ♪ ♪ we took the floor and she said ♪
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♪ ow ♪ ♪ oh don't you dare look back ♪ ♪ just keep your eyes on me ♪ ♪ i said you're holding back ♪ ♪ she said shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ this woman is my destiny ♪ ♪ she said ooh ooh shut up and dance ♪ ♪ don't you dare look back ♪ ♪ just keep your eyes on me ♪ ♪ i said you're holding back ♪ ♪ she said shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ this woman is my destiny ♪ ♪ she said ooh ooh shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ ooh ooh shut up and dance with me ♪ ♪ ooh ooh shut up and dance with me ♪ >> oh!
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>> that's how it's done! >> that is how it's done. >> you guys were so good. >> good job. >> love. walk the moon. >> the reason they're singing it when you played it for the first time is because you work that song. >> thank you. >> all sit thank you so much. >> all right. coming up, al and tamron face-to-face with weird, wild and deadly animals. >> they didn't tell us that. a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening today another round of vaccination debates at the state capital. the education committee will take up the controversial school children vaccination bill. it would prevent parents from receiving exemptions based on religious or personal believes. it was drafted in the wake of the measles outbreak in
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disneyland last december. today the san jose sharks clear out their lockers. some wonder if head coach todd mclellan will be fired. back with another local news update in half an hour or so. hope you join us then.
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this morning on "today's take," lucy lawless from warrior princess to salem which. and we'll cozy up to some weird wild, and deadly animals. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's april 15th 2015. news flash. it's tax day. got a few hours left to get those babies in. i'm willie along with al, natalie, and tamron.
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have you caught your breath from walk the moon? >> i can't remember the last time a band rocked it like that. >> when al does his overbite and he's jumping up and down. >> that's not an overbite. he's got soul. >> that's a contender for song of the summer. >> yeah. >> first nominee? >> first nominee for song of the summer. never too early to talk about summer. >> i do like "bills." >> we've got two on the list. let us know your early contenders. >> #song of the summer. >> but you have to does now because by the summer it's got to be full boil. we're at a simmer right now. >> did you see the overbite? >> i think you have an overbite. >> it was fantastic. >> that's very cool. >> they have another really good song. the first song that i down loaded from them was from the
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anna sun album. >> we've got a great story to start you off with today. a ceo in seattle has taken a pay cut. he was making a million bucks a year at the company he founded. dropped himself down to $70,000 a year so he could raise the salaries of his employees. take a look at his announcement a surprise announcement at a staff meeting. >> okay. so we have a really exciting situation here. and we're going to have a minimum $70,000 pay rate for everyone that works here. >> that is dan price. he's the ceo of gravity payments a credit card payment processing company he started out of his dorm room in college when he was 19 years old. has been very successful. here's how his employees reacted to that announcement yesterday. >> i can move out of my mom's house. >> i have this goal of being a 21-year-old homeowner. and i'm going to reach that now. and i'm stoked. >> i heard from some of your employee who is said i can move
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out from living with my mom i can buy my own house. what do you think when you hear that? >> just gratitude. you know? i mean, i think that this is a responsibility. it's one that i really appreciate. >> should point out this isn't a massive company with a lot of cash laying around. where there's a mountain of money out there. this was a real sacrifice by him. especially went from a million dollars personally down to 70 grand a year. it came off an article saying money doesn't make you happy, but there is a baseline where you can get the most basic things. >> like move out of your parents' house. >> $70000 is the point people aren't stressed out about money as much. it's amazing. i love it. it was great to get to know him earlier here. it really makes you think. you wonder if other ceos will have to take a look around and say hey could i be doing something like this too? think about the motivation it
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gives your employees as well. who's going to leave a company that their boss is making the same as you and -- >> i think of ben and jerry. they were early proponents of that. i believe they still do that. >> good for dan price. another ceo story that jumped out at us, facebook's march zuckerberg did a q & a on facebook yesterday. he was asked how many hours he works. he said probably no more than 50 or 60 hours a week. that surprised some people. >> but he did say if you talk about the mission, it's probably -- he does it all the time. >> 24/7. yeah. >> we were talking about it and we said it is a brick and mortar but it isn't. it's technology based. so he can work from anywhere. so time spent in the office versus as he pointed out overall time spent. >> and 60 hours isn't anything to shake your head at either. >> no, it's not. that's a lot of hours. >> we asked you in the orange
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room if you're a full-time employee, how many hours a week do you work? most said 40 to 50 hours a week. that's what we expect. 50 to 60 hours a week, 22%. 60 to 70, 5% of you. and more than 70 hours a week, 4%. >> we heard from a lot of teachers who like so many others take their work home with them. so you can't tally up those hours spent and just thinking about work. you know you just cannot unplug. you're thinking about the next day, checking grades, the kids. >> leila's high school uses a software called people path. i get updates on her grades and tests. and these teachers are filing that all the time. i get them at all times of the day and night. they're constantly working. >> working around the clock then. >> you can't disconnect anymore. >> so we talked about this yesterday. the mystery continues but i think it's getting solved pretty quickly here. okay. so yesterday we showed you what
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was referred to as a meltdown and that is putting it mildly from actor dennis quaid. a lot of conversation. was it a real meltdown? a fake freakout? just to remind you, here's a snippet. >> you're not even watching anymore! >> dennis. >> don't [ bleep ] dennis me! i am doing my job here! i'm a pro! this is the most unprofessional set i have ever been on! this is [ bleep ]! >> keep in mind, that's the safe for work version of it. there's a version -- this is the cleanest part of this. so some people thought maybe it might be part of a prank. jimmy kimmel is known for his pranks. here's what jimmy said last night. >> when i woke up this morning, i was being blamed for it. there are two dozen articles online, thousands of comments suggesting that this is a prank video and i'm responsible for it. i have to say, it's disappointing. you play 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don't trust you anymore. did anyone ever consider that
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maybe dennis was doing voiceover for a new cartoon? >> what the [ bleep ]! and this [ bleep ] head wanders onto my set. i can't even get a line out -- don't [ bleep ] that you were here. you're not even watching anymore. >> okay. that is hilarious. but the question still remains because there's been no word from dennis quaid or his representatives. i hope it's not real because the thought of someone talking to other people like that just horrifies me. but we think it's real. or have you changed your mind? >> by now you would expect -- >> unless this is an elaborate prank to be revealed later. but it's so mean. >> christian bale had that freakout and they turned it into a spectacular bit on "family guy." they used the actual tape. so i'm hoping that seth macfarlane will take this and run with it.
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>> there's still a possibility it's a prank yet to be revealed. >> i think it was so intense to be fake it went so far with it, some of the things he said. >> some of the words he used. >> he was all in. >> do you think he knew he was being recorded as well? because you're not listening to me and it looked like whoever it was -- it just seemed like he was playing to the phone and then the phone slowly drops down. >> again, dennis if you're watching give us a call. >> break the news here. >> if it's real, call us because we're scared. if it's a prank, come in. >> either one. >> that was a frightening meltdown. >> i like that. >> you like it? >> i like it. he was all in. >> he was. >> if that was real -- it was epic in its intensity. >> is it worse than christian bale? >> oh yeah. yeah. >> he really talked to other people like that that he was working with -- >> yeah. i still think it's a jimmy
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kimmel thing. he's going to reveal the big thing. >> i hope you're right. >> speaking of news. >> i thought this was going to be huge. abba had created this website. i'm a huge abba fan. >> we know. >> i even went to the museum. >> we remember. >> you remember that? but anyway -- >> roll the video. >> no. let's -- >> yeah. >> yeah. >> i thought there was going to be this huge abba announcement because bjorn said tune in for something coming up. >> like a reunion? >> well, everybody was thinking reunion. he said i've got an exciting experiment to announce. so everybody was thinking reunion. all right? because it's been decades and everybody's been wanting it. but it's not a reunion. >> what is it? >> it's not a reunion. >> what is it? >> what they are doing instead is they are announcing they're
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coming out with a theme restaurant. it's a mamma mia style restaurant. it's only in stockholm, but it could be -- >> i wonder what dennis quaid would say about that. oh. oh, my gosh. >> you're not listening to me al! >> are you serious? >> you don't like the idea? i think it would be fun. >> greek style tavern. >> greek style? aren't they swedish? >> well, because mamma mia. >> i'd rather just go to ikea and have the meat ball. those are good meat balls. they have vegetarian ones. >> yeah. >> if you want go to stockholm, it's opening in january. sadly the broadway musical you know is closing here after 14 years. 5,765 performances. >> come on. that would be fun. >> the reunion is not happening. >> what's your favorite theme restaurant? do you not have one? dave & busters.
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>> the kids like dave & busters. >> do you have a favorite? >> ed bedeviks in chicago. >> that's iconic. >> speaking of iconic, of course we all -- april 15th tax day. death and taxes. good news. there are some freebies and special deals to help you celebrate filing your taxes. for example, great american cookie the franchise, they're giving one free sugar cookie per customer. that's nice. hard rock cafe if you sing karaoke you get a free legendary burger between 5:00 and -- >> i'm in. >> are you? all right. how about "dancing queen"? >> there you go. >> and i get a free burger for this? i didn't know this was happening. >> all from the hard rock cafe. >> thank you. awesome. >> what's that burger called? >> that's our legendary burger.
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>> onion rings. ooh. who wants those? >> lettuce, tomato. >> fries. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> happy tax day, everybody. isn't that an oxymoron? we've got a couple of these out west. we've got this upper level low spinning bringing snow to the rockies. temperatures 35 degrees colder than usual, winter storm warnings. and as this moves out to the east and south on tonight into thursday, severe weather pops up ahead of it. so large hail damaging winds, risk of tornadoes from dallas, houston, del rio all the way up into omaha. so really a lot going on. snowfall amounts, some places picking up 18 inches of snow. right now lots of sunshine in san francisco. 59 degrees. upper 50s right now in san jose with hazy skies on our way today
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to temperatures in the mid 70s and you can see here 50s and 60s outside right now. most places running three to maybe eight degrees warmer than yesterday at this time which should put us easily into the 70s around santa clara valley. close to 70 in san francisco. upper 70s into napa and upper 70s in the tri-valley. 80s expected by tomorrow. >> and that's your latest weather. >> you have to sing something al. ♪ lucy lawless is coming up ♪ >> xena days behind her, she's now in the series "salem." we'll catch the taste of light and fit greek non fat yogurt gives you the power to help make temptation shrink away! light and fit greek.
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fought evil in leather armor on "xena warrior princess." >> her new role takes her to salem where she plays a powerful witch. good morning. >> good morning to you. new york never looked more beautiful. >> nor have you. >> oh you smooth talker. >> so this show, it's in its second season. what made you want to be part of it? >> it's because beautifully written and i get to play these extreme roles. i'm attracted to them. she's terrible. she's the most dangerous character i've played but also kind of laugh out loud funny at times. really witty, charming and lethal. so i like that sort of thing. >> i was going to say i know you've said you entered this stage of your career like meryl streep where you get the witchy-poo roles? what does that mean? >> all of a sudden you get to
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play maleficent in theater or a witch. i don't think they are what they used to be. they're much more complex now. >> sure. >> yeah. >> strong women roles. >> very strong. >> you made a career playing these powerful women. is that a conscious thing for you? >> no. no. i mean, i want to play the victim but those kind of roles don't get offered to me a lot. what's that about, al? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> maybe 20 years ago with xena did you keep any of the costumes from xena? >> bits and pieces. i don't have the one anymore. you know what? i don't know. it's all in some garage somewhere. i don't keep even really any kind of memorabilia much. >> it was 20 years ago. can you believe it's been that long and still people are savoring that character? >> yes.
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got a whole new viewership thanks to netflix. blows my mind. >> we have this game called word on the web. pulled a few tidbits from the internet. we want to find out if you think they're true or sl. lost its footing. >> do i think that's true? >> yeah. >> hopefully you know. >> that's true. the horse just slipped. it was on sort of slick -- it was just a disastrous bit of circumstances. >> terrible. >> did jay give you one of his cars or something to make up for it? >> you know what? no. there were times in the years afterwards i should have taken a car. i'm from new zealand, that would be nasty. >> there's still time for him to give you a car. >> word on the web is you almost missed being cast as xena
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because you were on a camping trip? true? >> yeah. they had to find me in a hurry because all the other actresses fell out for it. and at the last minute they were trying to find me. this local kid in the wild of new zealand. yeah. >> destiny. >> it is. >> lucy lawless thanks so much. you can catch "salem" sunday nights on wgn america. you know him as caputo from
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kids, new juicy fruit gum with starburst flavors? yeah. juicy fruit, so sweet you can't help but chew. >> announcer: "today's" money is brought to you by tracfone. do everything for less. >> little sam smith on tax day. i like that. many of you may be frantically e-filing today. >> the average refund nearly $3,000. so jean chatzky will help you put it to use. good morning jean. game of this or that. >> we know according to the national retail federation, 47% of people take their tax refund money and they save it. which is great news. but should you do this? put it in your savings account which is pretty empty or should you put it in your retirement
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account? >> savings account. >> savings is empty? savings. >> that's right. you want to do this. if you don't have an emergency fund, you'll load up surprise expenses on a credit card. that is a right first move. if you have a nest egg put it away. next question. we know that more than 30% of people are going to use their refund to pay down debt. again, great thing. but do you want to do this, put it on an average credit card and pay down that balance? or that, make an extra mortgage payment? >> credit card. pay down the credit card debt. interest is high. >> i'll go mortgage payment. >> and the mortgage payment is tempting because if you make one extra mortgage payment every year, you cut a third of your mortgage down to four years. but natalie is right, the credit card. interest rates on credit cards these days are 14% compares to 4% on a mortgage. one more. 14% of people use it for regular living expenses. that's great.
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let's make improvements to your home. $900 to buy an energy efficient fridge or $250 on smart thermostats. where's the payoff. >> thermostat. >> thermostat. >> that's right. the payoff is that about three years down the road. it's going to take you six years on an energy star fridge. >> both good investments. >> both good. and if you have the money, do both. >> jean headache? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, let's-rock-this-concert- like-it's-1999 kind of mom. back pain? motrin helps you be the side-planking keeping-up-with- your-girlfriend- even-though-you'll-feel-it- later kind of woman you are. body pain? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, i-can-totally-do-this- all-in-one-trip kind of woman. when pain tries to stop you, there's motrin. motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. make it happen with new motrin liquid gels. i get out of work, and i go to the store, and somebody says, smellin' around, "i smell cookies."
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i said, "oh no you just smell me, i just got out of work that's honey bunches of oats, that's all." i said "don't eat me now." good wednesday morning. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. happening today the last of dozens of sea birds stricken by a mysterious gooey substance will be released back into the wild. in mid-january more than 300 birds were found with their feathers coated in goo on the eastern shores of san francisco bay. many died but teams were able to rescue 165 birds all of which have now been rehabilitated. researchers are still trying to figure out the source of the goo. internet giant google facing serious antitrust allegations in europe this morning. the european union says google unfairly directed search traffic to its own businesses. commissioners there sent google a sheet of antitrust charges, which it has ten weeks to respond to.
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now, the fines could total up to 10% of google's annual sales which for a company that size is more than $6 billion. california's drought will hit the bottom line soon for water customers in alameda county. district members last night approved a 30% rate hike effective next month. for the average customer it adds up to about $5 every month. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic coming up.
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after a cool start temperatures warming nicely. closing in on 60, closer to san francisco. you can see the sunshine and a little breezy. north winds 10 to 20 miles per hour around the hilltops and around solano county. a wind advisory if you're driving to sacramento. 75 san jose. should see temperatures in the mid 70s around napa for today and san anselmo as well. for tomorrow we'll continue to see the temperatures climb, closing in on 80 for san jose and mid 80s possibly record
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territory by friday. mike. over here this is a pretty standard slow flow through fremont southbound where the flag is flapping. the wind kicking up a bit. it's not affecting these drivers. you have your typical compression toward fremont. a little slow 237 off of 880 as well as northbound 101, 280 and 85 as you pass by the 880 or 17 respectively freeways. a lighter flow through san mateo. that's a good morning for 101. slow through oakland. we had gravel on the roadway causing slowing. thank you, mike. rob as well. we'll have another local news update in 25 minutes.
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taking a look at the headlines. a new study is suggesting divorce may raise the risk of a heart attack. researchers at duke university looked at data on more than 15000 adults over two decades and they found that divorced women suffered heart attacks at higher rates than women who stayed married. the risk was even higher for women with multiple divorces. the risk also went up for men but not as much. new research is suggesting a possible link between exposure to diabetes in the womb and a child's risk of autism later on. the study of 300,000 children found that gestational diabetes diagnosed by the 26th week of pregnancy was significantly associated with the child's risk of autism. but experts stress it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
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the findings of a new study out today reveal that good looks and athleticism aren't the only attributes that help make kids popular. scientists say a better understanding of conflict, sarcasm and awareness of other people are what distinguish popular children from others. the study included over 2,000 kids aged 2 to 10 from around the world. and some important news regarding baby food. beach nut is voluntarily recalling nearly 2,000 pounds of baby food after a consumer found a small piece of glass in one of the company's products. the recall involves 4 ounce glass jars containing classic sweet potato and chicken produced last december. and today america's first-ever set of all-girl quintuplets could be released from a houston hospital. the fab five olivia ava, hazel parker, and riley were delivered via c-section last week. the parents danielle and adam busby shared news about their bundle on their blog.
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today they will be made public at a press conference and join their big sister blake at home. now a check of the weather from al roker. >> wow. that's going to be crazy. all right. thanks so much. look at what we've got today. wet weather through the gulf coast on into the southeast. some snow in the great lakes. we're also looking at a beautiful day along the west coast. although southern california going to be a little on the windy side. and then for tomorrow risk of strong storms stretching from central texas into parts of nebraska and kansas. snow back through the rockies. northeast, mid-atlantic looking great. but mo southernsdale park. today we're seeing temperatures climbing into the 70s. mid 70s in san jose. upper 70s into the north bay and tri-valley. winds gusty around the hilltops. as they begin to change direction, turning more strongly offshore by thursday this is going to lead to our
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temperatures climbing up as we finish the work week. so today the transition day with 70s inland and closing in on 80s to mid 80s for friday and sea breeze cooling things off for the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. come on in natalie. >> run on down. >> in case you didn't realize, that studio natalie was in is upstairs. >> netflix just renewing the emmy nominated hit series "orange is the new black." our next guest stars as caputo. written and directed a new film called "the wannabe." >> the producer is martin scorsese. it debuts at the tribeca film
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festival festival. nick, we're exciting you're here. >> i'm excited. >> i want to hear about this movie. it's based on real life events in the early '90s kind of around the john gotti era, right? >> that's right. i mean the film is about a, you know this great desire to be something you're not. it's called "the wannabe." i think we all can relate to that. and it deals with film and mythology of film. how it informs who we are and who we're not. and we follow these characters around. patricia arquette and vincent pi piazza. they try to influence the trial. >> they're part of this mafia in their minds. >> yes, in their minds. >> great cast you're working with. it's phenomenal. >> i feel really lucky to get them. they were both amazing in the movie. >> and you worked with scorsese
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not once but twice. >> yeah twice. yeah. god, i feel so lucky. you know, to have him see our movie b sit down with him. i feel honored. >> that's a sweet energy compared to caputo. it's a creepy on the show and then looking at you such a great a accounter. because you're so sweet. i love the story in the makeup room. you and willie were upstairs but jean chatzky said -- overheard a conversation. you were talking about orange and she thought syracuse. the phenomenon of "orange is the new black," how do you explain that? >> i can't explain it. i had no idea. i read the first script and i thought wow, this is great. and i was like well, it won't go anywhere. whenever i think something is great it -- but this is fantastic. and it's the writing. >> and it's that cast.
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you guys have chemistry. >> yeah. incredible. >> what's amazing, the diversity of the audience. there's not just one group. you know? it's not like you're doing a cop show and all the guys are here. now the guys are like, my girlfriend makes me watch it. you know? but i love it. >> we want to take away the ability to watch. we've got a game called is it orange or is it black. >> are you okay with this? >> i'm okay with the blindfold. >> al happens to have a blindfold ready. >> i didn't imagine al roker putting a blindfold on me. >> that's another episode. but you put that on. we've got a couple of things. >> all right. here we go. >> first thing, see whether you know if this is orange or black. but its touch. jeez this is your tie. no idea. orange. >> yeah. all right. very good.
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next thing. here you go. put your hand on there. >> you can eat it too. >> oh, these are orange. these are goldfish. >> very good. here we go. here's another one. >> you can smell them too. >> this is easy. this is an orange. >> and here's our last item. >> oh, no. don't touch it. >> give him the towel. >> are these black beans? >> yes! he is four for four. >> this is my specialty. >> wow. congratulations. >> thanks, al. this is great. i never expected this. >> next you'll play a truth or lie you'll tell that story. >> thank you so much. >> the film "the wannabe," check it out.
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coming up, kendall jenner is on the cover of "gq." what she has to doug, we have the results, but first, we have a very special guest. come on out, flo! [house band playing] you have anything to say to flo? nah, i'll just let the results do the talking. [crowd booing] well, he can do that. we show our progressive direct rate and the rates of our competitors even if progressive isn't the lowest. it looks like progressive is not the lowest! ohhhh! when we return we'll find out whether doug is the father. wait, what? sooo, you're all set to book a flight using rewards miles from your airline credit card. but then the illusion begins. the flights you really want - surprise - they're not available because
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and you can help make a difference. hi. cheers to hump day wednesday. here's your pop fix. i didn't put a tam-tini in there. darn. we're kicking things off with a "today" exclusive reveal of kendall jenner on the cover -- please stop laughing al roker. on the cover of the may issue of "gq." if there was any doubt that kendall is all grown up, check it out. she's only 19, but she is a supermodel these days. the younger sister to kim k. showing off some sexy poses. she's not the youngest. kylie is the youngest. jenner opens up about growing up on the reality tv show saying she understands it's not normal but is normal to her. kendall said she walked red carpets long before she stars on
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"keeping up with the kardashians." jenner would not answer questions about her father and the reports he's planning a gender transition simply telling the magazine that's not about me. so we can move on. the new issue hits stands nationwide on april 28th. on her own she has been able to really carve out an identity on the runway a lot of the top designers have booked her. you know, now she's on the cover of this magazine. >> talented as a model. >> and congratulations to the piano man. billy joel is going to be a papa again. yes. the 65-year-old legendary singer, song writer and his girlfriend alexis are expecting their first baby this summer. his reps tell us the couple has been together since 2009 and are keeping the rest of the news to themselves. billy has a beautiful daughter 29-year-old alexa with his ex-wife christie brinkley. >> good for him. >> i know right? i love that. the age gap between the kids,
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though. now you have a built-in babysitter. sorry alexa. so now to jon cryer who was pretty in his pompadour on the late late show. he reprised his role and hair as ducky from the 1986 classic and that unforgettable record store dance. take a look at his performance. it's amazing. ♪ >> oh my goodness. so good. >> we love james gordon. >> we love that guy. >> and love jon cryer. >> and can you believe it's been 29 years? he hasn't aged. >> no. not at all. >> he looks great. that's good. finally how about this.
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it's a tale as old as time. the live action version of beauty and the beast is anything but. in fact, it's so new we're only getting our first glance at the film cast. josh gad. we love him. he will play lemiure. emma watson dan stevens, kevin klein. the caption can't wait for you to be our guest. also in the film but not pictured, sir ian mckellen and emma thompson. the movie set to be released 2017. here's a factoid for you. hit it, al. >> the only animated movie ever to be nominated for a best picture was "beauty and the beast." before they had their own category. >> randomly go up to someone and say did you know. you'll look cool. up next, usually when a i
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my mouth is getting healthier. my teeth are getting stronger. this crest toothpaste is superior in five areas. great checkup. sometimes i wonder how i get roped into things around here. it's time to get up close and personal with animals that are weird, wild, and yes -- >> deadly. that's the name of the discovery family trail that follows adventurer steve as he travels to the ends of the earth to find the world's most dangerous creatures. you have a death wish. >> i think one of the things i like to make a distinction with is it's not necessarily animals dangerous to us as human beings. it's about how animals are deadly in their own world to other animals. it's about predators. the last thing i want to do is to make people think wild animals are frightening. >> you were kayaking with polar bears. that doesn't seem like a bright
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idea. >> this is a bad example actually. it follows expedition through the course of the year. at the start, this is one of the encounters with a big male polar bear. they can smell things from as much as 20 miles away and they can make a beeline straight for it if it's potential food. you can see here this polar bear thought i would be food. >> they're territorial. >> they're fast. >> very fast. they spend an enormous amount of time in the water. luckily in the kayak i was quicker. >> swimming with sharks. you've done that. why? >> a few different sharks on this series. but the most iconic would be swimming out of the cage with great white sharks. one of the reasons i wanted to do this -- >> didn't you see "jaws"? >> jaws has implanted. people's imagination that sharks are mindless killers out to get
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us. by swimming alongside it in clear water showing it doesn't target us, you get the idea they're beautiful creatures. creatures that deserve our respect but they also need our protection. >> for example, we've got something. >> we have. i've got perfect examples of the creatures we would use on the series. >> okay. >> so animals we have a fear of like tarantulas but are no danger to us. you go further and further away from us. one big step backwards. >> i'm not a spider person, to be honest with you. here's the thing with tarantulas, i see they hop. >> no, no. they are heavy body creatures. >> put both hands out flat in front of you. >> i'm going to work my way up. >> let's try a scorpion. these look prehistoric. they've been around for several
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hundred million years. >> i'm okay. >> are you sure? i love how bold you are with this. this breed of scorpions are -- >> shiny. >> let's bring out the end. >> that's all you have? there's nothing else in that box? >> having not decided to hold the scorpion and the tarantula. >> how heavy is it? >> it's heavy. >> give it a shot. >> just run your hands down the scales. >> what do i do? >> run my hand down. >> away from the head towards the tail. >> where does the waste come out? >> well, the tail starts there. >> weird wild, and deadly. premieres. >> help me. >> there you
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a very good wednesday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening today the man accused of shooting a mother in front of her two children and leaving her to diana san jose street is due in court. andrew butler faces murder
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charges. san jose police last week he shot and killed kendra gonzalez of sacramento in a car and left her to die. investigators say two of her children were also there. police say butler told each to get out of the car before he took off. he was arrested in monterey. researchers will return to pacifica beach today where a dead sperm whale washed ashore. the whale is nearly 50 feet long. experts have been unable to figure out how it die. checking forecast. a bit breezy out there for this afternoon into the afternoon. highs climbing into the mid 70s o for san jose. upper 60s, low 70s around san francisco. 76 in oakland. upper 60s in the tri-valley today and turning warmer next few days. 80s possibly in reach. definitely in reach by friday. the weekend starts off with the numbers in the 70s and 80s. let's send it over to mike for
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the morning drive. northbound routes through san jose moving much better. highway 17 just south of the cats someone broke down their car in the lane. this is a distraction for both directions. both sides of the two lanes in each direction. clearing up through san mateo. toward 101 looks like there was a lane blocked for a period of time causing that jam. it's clearing for westbound across the san mateo bridge. approaching the bay bridge. no big deal. north bay moving smoothly. compression through berkeley and over the berkeley curve. we have a nice smooth drive clearing from the coliseum into downtown. another local news up a date is coming up in half an hour. see you then.
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> from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefelelr plaza. yes. you know, today is? >> i'm so excited. >> favorite day of the week for hoda woman. >> what is it. >> wines day wednesday. it's april 15th. that's the good news. the bad news it's also tax day. if you've filed sit and watch us if not turn on your dvd and watch us later because we have a fun show. >> for the first time i did something i have never done during tax time. >> you filed on time? >> i filed on time. >> hoda, it can be done. >> i couldn't believe it.
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i was like wow. >> wow. >> maybe now you'll clean out your purse. >> i doubt it. >> now the brazilian bombshell camilla alves is here in between juggling her handbag line and hot husband matthew mcconaughey she's a great cook and has treats for us. >> she's adorable by the way. >> she's beautiful. >> so gorgeous. >> elvis duran is here with his artist of the month. rozzi crane. >>ism ismmpressed so much the first artist signed to his new label. >> barbara corcoran is back. you never know what's up her sleeve and it's wednesday that means lilliana is here with her lux for less. >> lilliana. >> so we are wearing something. >> i love that dress so much. >> thank you. >> so much. >> thank you. >> what are we wearing? >> today we're having people guess what item you're wearing that is under $50. >> under $50. >> take a close look. they look fantastic as usual. but i want to step out of the
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way so you can get a good shot. so everything off. it could be accessories, jewelry, dress, go to our facebook page and guess what item they're wearing is under 50 bucks. you might be very surprised. >> okay. >> thank you. >> thank you lilliana. >> you know who's here? >> who. >> i can't wait. >> stuck around to bring us something. >> lucy lawless. you have to love a woman named lawless. >> happy hour. >> happy hour. >> how are you? >> what do you think about the wine in the morning? >> it's got to be done. it's got to be done. >> i knew we liked her don't we? >> you are in this crazy show we hadn't seen. >> another one. i know. >> another crazy one. >> how i shocked with sparty cas? >> yes. >> i upped the ante with -- >> with lady barber, the countess. >> yes. i'm better than ever. >> how many centuries old are you? you look darn good. >> 20. >> 20. >> how do you do it? >> the beauty regime, even you wouldn't go there. >> what is it? >> i can't tell you yet. >> oh.
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>> but it involves some on behalf of the community. >> i bet i know what it is. >> it's got to be done. >> you have great skin, doesn't she. >> and bosom. i said completely inappropriate for early morning but nonetheless impressive. >> you are obsessed. >> she is. that accent, where are you from? >> new zealand. >> alabama. >> don't you love that accent. >> deep south now in shreveport shooting "salem". >> how is that? >> kind of awesome. >> isn't it? >> yeah. i like it. it's very complex. i'm a greeny and a lib ber ral living in the heart of the bible belt but i'm getting -- >> fracking. >> fracking. >> yes. >> normally they're fracking the heck out of the place but i have to tell you -- >> louisiana is one of my favorite states too. >> a new orleans girl from deep down. what else do you have going on? >> this. dress came from new orleans. >> it's adorable. very retro, very cute. we love seeing you.
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thanks so much. she's in salem" on wgm. >> on sundays. >> thank you for staying. >> nice talking to you. >> lucy lawless everybody. now you know what time it is? it's time for hoda's words of wisdom. >> here we go. patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. right? >> almost sounds biblical. >> it does. >> that's great. >> that was david g. allen who said it. you need to credit people. >> david g. allen. usually i take it and paste it and put it on my instagram. this is a big day for matt because ellen encouraged all of her fans to come to the plaza with big signs that said "find matt's tickle spot." this morning the plaza was crowded with a million signs. when ellen says show up, people -- >> people listen. >> show up. take a look at what happened. >> this one is very simple, ladies. you can step it up. >> i know.
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>> somebody's got a tickle spot. >> i tell you, if anybody knows where -- hey. that's not my tickle spot. >> that's not tickling. >> if i were you i would turn around. >> you waited all morning to do that? >> yes. i couldn't sleep last night in anticipation. >> we have to figure out something to get ellen back. >> ellen's side or matt's? >> on matt's side of course. >> only one side to be on. >> you're playing on the other team right now. >> by the way -- >> we were supposed to find a tickle spot and you didn't try. >> i never seen him jump like that. what did you do? >> once before. >> what -- >> well i think i leaned over to you and said i'm going to give him a little goose. we're close friends. why not. >> yes. >> you went -- >> i did. hey, you guys, very, very special day for me, because one of my favorite people in the
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entire world is turning 60 today. she is my baby sister mische. i do not know a finer human being. i guess we don't have a picture of her. she's precious. i tell you if you ever -- she's the type of person that would have an elderly neighbor, right, and she finds out that she's had an operation or something my sister on the left, she would go down to the lady's house and clean it for her and cook for her and pray for her and then come and visit her every day after until she was -- >> amazing. >> and then plan her funeral if she didn't make it. we need --s the world needs more people like you my sister. i love you with all my heart. >> she is the best. you're right. >> to have a sister like that. >> i definitely do. >> yesterday we -- not we my brother his wife and two children did a surprise for my mom's birthday coming up on saturday. this is kind of her impromptu surprise party. they showed up the house with a cake and all that stuff. they did a little surprise video, so happy early birthday. her birthday on saturday.
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i love you, mom. they were busting to come out, the elevator doors open. >> surprise! >> oh. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you very much. oh, my gosh. this is ella. this is victoria. >> anyway -- >> looks like you shot it, hoda. >> oh my gosh. there's -- there are heartbroken women all over the world today, heartbroken women because this hunk of burning love guy. >> you probably remember. >> girard, one of our beloved crew memberers. >> on our show dancing. you remember you wanted a piece of that. >> all over. >> they wrote in because they wanted to meet girard. bad news -- >> look at this -- >> oh. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> all of that is officially -- >> you got married. you broke so many hearts. >> i did. for the right reasons. >> yeah. >> i got a wonderful wife now. >> what is her name? >> alana. >> look at the picture. >> how long have you been going with her? >> about four years.
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>> are those your children? >> those are my children. >> okay. >> didn't know you had children. that's a nice surprise. all three of them. >> i get around. >> yeah. i'm happy. girard is a far more complicated man than we thought. everyone has a story. >> the kids were excellent on the day. >> congratulations. we love you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you know we do baby. >> love you. >> girard. you are too funny. >> all right. we have you guys the top ten contestants on "the voice" have been revealed. top 12 performed for your vote this week and they eliminated twos last night. here are the bottom three. team pharrell and from team adam brian and deanna. of this trio, only one made it. let's take a look. ♪ ♪
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♪ i don't know why you do what you do ♪ ♪ i'm so in love with you it just keeps getting better ♪ ♪ close your eyes will do the same you walk away ♪ ♪ every day rain rain rain ♪ >> if it were up to me and it's not -- i would pick mya. >> the first girl. >> this was all saved by twitter. i think i would picked mia too. no judges could save. this was for twitter. let's see of those three who made it through. >> america instantly saves -- ciana johnson, you're moving on. instantly saved. congratulations. >> wow. >> wow.
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>> thank you. >> now christina and blake each have three. pharrell and adam have two singers left. >> okay. >> so everyone's -- >> starting to get very interesting. >> yeah. >> the music world lost a legend, the voice behind the 1966 classic "when a man loves a woman". >> can we listen? >> percy sledge. he died yesterday at age 74. >> nice intro but the voice. here we go. ♪ when a man loves a woman ♪ >> beautiful. >> yes. >> so iconic. he died from liver cancer at his home in louisiana. inspired to write the song when his girlfriend left him to seek a modeling career in new england with his best friend. >> what? >> wow. >> that's calledp inspiration. the song hit on the top 100 chart and became bigger when a movie staring meg ryan -- same thing. >> that's a beautiful, beautiful song. >> and there's a story that he gave up the rights to that song to two people in his band,
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amanda? >> yeah. >> so they would always have security. >> that's amazing. >> later said it was the worst decision i ever made but he wasn't bitter. he said i figured if god wanted me to do what i did and say what i did tell the guys they can have the song i'll leave it that way and i would never change it. >> wow. >> that is generous. >> became a hit when michael bolton covered it in '91. >> anything else going on? >> this is one piece of video. if you've ever gone to buckingham palace to watch the changing of the guard always fun, walk with such precision and then a little mishap. a guard was doing his thing and there's a manhole cover under there. you'll see in a minute. and turn and -- oh! he got up -- look. the other guy is not allowed to help him. >> no. >> he's a little -- looks a little shaky. >> hoda loves to watch people. >> you know what -- >> his left elbow got -- >> he did. >> oh. >> took the brunt. >> so sorryp.
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amazing how they don't flinch. >> right. >> there's something, a catastrophe allowed to move. >> she knows a thing or two about perfect pairing. brazilian beauty camilla alves whips up had some of her favorite go to goodgys. spring cocktails to wash them down with. >> i like her i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon comedian. and i'm arnold palmer, professional golfer. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. me, when i had a blood clot in my leg that could have traveled to my lungs. that's why i took xarelto®, too. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. i took xarelto® for afib... an irregular heartbeat that can lead to a stroke from a blood clot. xarelto® is proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. hey, well i'm glad we got together. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin there is limited information on
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i'm gonna go check on the flowers. i thought flowers were for girls? yeah they are! take on the joys of spring with low prices you can trust every day, at walmart. we're excited because here with us in today's kitchen is the lovely and talented camilla alves a model, a fashion designer lifestyle expert, a mom of three gorgeous kids. >> three. >> three kids. >> husband ain't too shabby oscar winner matthew mcconaughey. >> here to show us some of her favorite brazilian -- the spring drinks to go with them. >> we begin there. >> yes. >> we all bring color today. look at all of us today. we're trying to bring a little sunshine into your life right
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now with the weather. it's getting better. >> it's been a long, brutal winter. >> getting better. >> what are we going to make today. >> i want to share something with you. i grow up eating these things. the first one is called cebe. what we have is bullgarr sitting in water for 45 minutes. who likes to mix the ground meat. >> me. >> she likes to get involved. >> i like to put my hands in it. >> please. >> and parsley mint. >> sorry. >> garlic. >> all right. >> now everybody get your hands dirty. >> put your hands in there and squish it up and bring salt. >> i just purelled. that is going to affect? >> it will be extra clean. >> move it over here. if you want to keep mixing you can. throw it over here. what we want to do this is what the mix looks like. grab a spoon. make a bawl. >> like a quibe ball. >> sometimes when you do this -- >> i don't trust her. she's got something going. >> what?
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i don't know what you're talking about. >> say something about a big ball? >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> i'm giving you one. >> after you do that put a hole in the middle. okay. and you're going to get some meat, ground beef that's already cooked. >> oh. >> put it in the middle and basically are going to basically stuff those with that. >> and close the top up. >> yes. >> and make it in the shape of a football. >> these. >> and the way you want to do it, close your hands like that. you got that? >> look what she's making. >> making little footballs. >> yeah. >> hot oil. >> yes. >> what you want to do, put it in there. >> olive oil or regular. >> regular vegetable oil. >> put it in there. after they cook you want them to get brown and dark like this. >> yes. >> they're ready to serve right here. >> what kind of a salsa is this? >> hot sauce. serve these with hot sauce and lime wedges. put it on top lime it's really good. >> lime on it. >> yes. >> let's do the whole thing. >> i'm pairing this with a cocktail called -- >> wait a minute. >> we have to live here for a moment.
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>> live here. camilla -- >> is it good? >> uh-huh. >> little tough but it's good. >> spicy. >> wow. that is hot. >> it's good, right? >> the lime takes it down. >> the lime is good. >> i love this. >> we're so happy. >> i know you all like to drink so i have it to bring you guys some cocktails. >> we rarely do. >> this is called spring breeze. all right. the reason i got this one, i know you like wine. >> yes. >> what is this? >> white wine, with soda, squeeze of lemon. >> you're going to like. >> cheers, ladies. >> cheers to you. >> nice. >> that is delicious. >> this is brazilian also? >> this is a little combination to go with it. >> what's going on right here? >> this right here it is the saint. >> okay. >> because we all like the saints. inspired by new orleans. we have vodka. >> oh, yeah. >> saint germane and lime juice. little soda on top. >> it's good for you. >> this what is we have right here. mix it up.
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>> cheese balls? >> this is amazing like again you can get those at a store in the frozen department or mixed. >> what is that? >> so easy to make. >> cheese in it. >> mix it up. >> how good that looks. >> put it in the oven about 20, 30 minutes and it's ready to go. >> we're so happy. >> we have to go. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> all the recipes -- >> the woman does it all. >> >> get ready for a royally good time when we play who knew fit for a princess. >> the king of impressions, john kite is coming up after this. women talking about activia. when i feel bloated and my stomach is rumbling in the morning, it takes me forever to get dressed. i just like wearing a lot of black. i don't have the time to be gassy and uncomfortable, when i'm trying to get out of the house. those are the days you wear sweatpants. i love activia. that is so good. i eat activia every day. enjoying activia twice a day for 4 weeks may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive issues. feeling good, looking good.
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now to a guy who makes a great impression, actor jonathan kite known for cooking up comedy playing the ukrainian chef on the hit show "two broke girls". >> what you might not know offscreen he's a comic who can do more than 100 celebrity
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impression nations and saved some of them for us today. the best. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> you must have a blast on that show, "two broke girls". >> it's awesome. >> so much fun. >> we have such a good time, crack each other up. >> improv city also or these are all written jokes. >> we try to improv, go to the writers and give them jokes we might suggest and sometimes they let us put our own stuff in which is fun. >> just renewed. >> just got renewed. >> season five? >> hello. >> do do you do stand-up as well? >> i do. i was in toronto all weekend. >> i was reading about you. humor and comedic skills especially stand-up, is like being an athlete. you have to do it every day to keep the muscles -- >> you do. plus to stay current and kind of work on material but it's not just about going once or twice. >> so what would you write about today in today's headlines that would be in your show tonight? what kind of thing would grab your eye? >> i'm working on some political stuff. >> yeah. you have to.
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>> because of what's going on. i'm trying to work on -- because like i do an obama impression. >> can we hear it, please? >> hello. let me be clear. i am excited about the future of america and later today i will have a hoagie. >> all right. >> give us some more impressions. we're going to try to guess them. >> okay. >> hey, how are you sweetheart? i like your energy. i kind of like the energy you're giving off. >> vince vaughn. >> vince vaughn. what else? >> all right, all right all right. >> matthew mcconaughey. >> hi. hi, i'm america's ta favorite actor. hi. >> tom hanks. >> yes. >> i don't know who you are. i don't know what you want. if you're looking for ransom i can tell you, i don't have money. >> oh -- that that -- james bond -- >> no. >> james bond what's his face. >> not liam neeson. >> it is liam neeson.
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>> sounded like sean connery. >> also sean connery. some more than one. >> we have time for another one. >> i mean hey man, i -- right now i'm selling hon day sew nadas and i play a dude, man. >> a dude. >> yes. >> who is it? >> sean connery. >> no. say it again. >> i mean, hey, man, i -- i like to drink white russians, man. i -- >> jeff bridges. >> yes. >> oh, he just said yes because --s it's a bad sean is your hair lacking thickness? new fructis full & plush. with pomegranate and fibra cylane. it expands and strengthens each strand.
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broke into the clubhouse and stole $7,000 from the safe raised during the league's annual fund raiser. the president says he was going to deposit it on monday morning. a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. another round of vaccination debates today at the state capital. the senate education committee taking up the controversial school children's vaccination bill. sb-277 officially would prevent parents from receiving exemptions based on religious or personal beliefs. it was drafted in the wake of the measles outbreak in disneyland last december. probably wondering about the weather. we'll look and traffic after the break.
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after a cool start to the morning we're going to see a significant temperature rebound. in some cases as much as 40 degrees of warming and about eight to ten hours' time. 75 in san jose. upper 70s around los gatos. upper 60s to low 70s in san francisco. upper 70s around the tri-valley. from here temperatures will climb up a little bit more through friday and could break records on friday. for the weekend the numbers staying warm. 80s inland. here is mike. north 101 at university. there you see the off ramp. we have a crash in the divide and blocking the fast lane. chp made a strong move across. they've had to stop traffic from time to time. jammed up here. 17 around the catch for the
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crash has activity on the shoulder, the rest of the bay good. bird's eye view of the crash. join us for our 11:00 news cast coming up in 30 minutes. ♪ half way through the wines day wednesday hour. our weekly trivia game called who knew. in honor of kate middleton's baby due any day we are celebrating with princess trivia. kathie lee is across the street at the nbc experience store ready to hand out $100 to anyone who gets the questions right and those who don't you get a fabulous cd. here to help me out is "people" royal news correspondent and editor at and guess who else we have adorable princesses on set. ready. one, two, and up. all right. let's go to kathie. >> you are from tennessee? >> nashville, tennessee. >> which of the following is not
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the name of a disney princess. aurora tiana or isabella? >> isabella. >> yep. yep. they know their princesses. >> oh, yes, they do. and so does every princess in here. >> this is a hard one, i thought. aurora is known as sleeping beauty. she was seen in the 1959 animated movie. we recently saw elle play her. and tiana is the ninth disney princess, the first of african-american heritage and a princess in "the princess and the frog." >> awesome. over to kathie lee. >> a nice new york gentleman. before becoming the duchess of cambridge kate middleton spent her toddler years in which country? france, jordan or kenya? >> i didn't know that one either. >> kenya. >> no. >> but, you're going to love "everyone has a story" cd. awesome. >> all right. what's the correct answer here? >> the answer actually this is a
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tricky one as well. jordan. in 1984, age 2, the middletons moved to jordan because michael middleton got a job there and of course, we're now all on royal baby watch. >> when is that baby
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>> it is lady tremaine played by cate blanchett in that cinderella movie looking beautiful. and the musical is on tour in the u.s. see it in a city near you. >> time for one more. over to kathie lee. >> where are you from? >> michigan. >> michigan. what was the name of the title character in "the princess bride" princess buttercup, princess ella or princess humperdink. >> ella? >> no. but you're going to love this cd. i worked very hard on it. >> she did. the correct answer is -- >> buttercup. princess buttercup by robin wright in the 1987 movie. we know her from "house of cards" and spoiler alert princess buttercup didn't get it
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together with princess humperdink in the movie. >> can we ask our princesses to stand up and courtesy. let's see a big courtesy. one, two, three. yeah. all right. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> another game with the queen of real estate barbara corcoran will play along right after -- everyone put it in after this. and up. ♪ ♪ you know i tried one of those bargain paper towels but i had to use so many sheets per spill... the roll just disappeared. i knew i should've bought bounty. bounty is 2x more absorbent and strong when wet. just look how much longer bounty lasts versus one of those bargain brand towels. and that's a good deal. bounty. the long lasting quicker picker upper and now try new bounty with dawn. available in the paper towel aisle.
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now to a game we're calling which cost more whether in the market for a new home right now or in the future you should know which features make a house more valuable. >> here to put us to the test is contributor and our friend. >> no matter what you've heard. >> barbara corcoran. >> hello barbara. >> so funny today. nice to be here. >> playing a new game. >> before we get we want to ask a couple questions. a lot of people are trying to boost -- >> not for the answers. >> i'm not. people are trying to boost the value of their home before they get ready to sell. basic stuff people can do. >> two major things. have a backyard deck if you can build one and great light inside the house. >> okay. >> and they always say location is the key but sometimes that's not where your house is. a good location. >> let me tell you something location is the key. location determines 80% of the value of any house. have the same house one part of the country or the other one is ten times more. why do you think that is? location. >> we're going to play a game and the game is you're going to show us two homes you've checked out on the market, right? >> uh-huh.
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>> we will guess which one is more expensive. >> yep. >> by your description. >> i think you're going to win. that's what i think. >> like an iq test. >> oh! >> i knew it could not be a sweeter kinder -- >> during the commercial break they were practically kissing and now look. >> all righty. >> let's go. >> okay. the first house is listen to the details, phoenix, arizona, three bedrooms, three baths and 2,000 square feet. it's a custom built contemporary, has aen eat-in kitchen. >> hawaii -- >> wait a minute? made as mistake. backwards. here we go. of course. it's in hawaii. okay. it's three bedrooms two baths 2200 square feet and has a lovely cul-de-sac, ceramic tile floors and a flag stone driveway. your first choice. number one. keep these straight. the second one is a different part, augusta, georgia one more bedroom, 3600 square feet. big brick house with a 20 by 21 bonus room dining room family room, secluded wood lot.
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>> number one. >> which one? >> number one. >> where in hawaii. >> kahlua. >> number one. >> you've been there. >> probably number one. >> number one. and the answer is number one. so nobody wins. >> everybody wins. >> everybody wins. >> okay. >> the next one is tough. >> ready. phoenix, arizona is the first house. three bedrooms three baths 2,000 square feet. it's a custom built contemporary, private courtyards, patio corinthian tile throughout the apartment, and large backyard and two-car garage. second one three bedrooms, two baths about the same square footage, this one is in burbank, california. that's the key. nice open floor a plan. huge bedrooms, double car garage and nice outside patio. which costs more? >> number two costs more. >> i'm going to say number two as well. >> i'm making these harder next time. >> i have a question -- >> number two. >> burbank is -- >> how much are those homes? >> excuse me. >> we'll tell you later.
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>> tell you later. >> >> burbank is twice as much as the other house. >> what? >> you wouldn't know it looking at it. >> you got to have windows in the front of your house. >> windows in the back. this is about privacy this part of the country and keeping the intense sunlight out. >> okay. >> we're tied. >> okay. next time i'll give you the prices. sorry about that. the first one is very unusual. it's an island. little st. george's in belize. about ten miles east of belize city. it has five full acres with two white sandy beaches you can see them and a deep water boating dock which is key to the value of the island. >> and build your own house. >> build your own house. what better location. >> ten miles from belize city. >> okay. >> which is commuteble. >> all right. >> by boat. >> the second house in pass christian, mississippi four bedrooms four baths comes with the house and also has eight big acres with old oaks and magnolia trees, patio and built-in pool and guest cottage. which costs more?
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>> i'm going for mississippi. >> you are? >> i'm going tore one. >> i knew you were going to lose because you get the winnings. >> how much? >> house two, 3, -- $3.8 million and the whole island for $1.6 million. >> well then sold. >> all right. >> number one. >> okay. >> i am a winner. >> you are. >> next house. the first house, is portland, oregon. four bedrooms, three baths. this is a one-of-a-kind floating house, floor to ceiling window, with its own slip, all the way around the house. and it's in portland's newest marina, the hot spot right now if you want to own a boat house. >> all right. >> a few seconds. what's the other one? >> anchorage alaska six bedrooms three baths same square footage with a new furnace, new water heaters and new appliances. >> number one. >> the answer is number one. so who is the winner by one? >> hoda woman. >> you. >> how much was that one? >> oh. >> i --
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>> i'm sorry. >> this is the prize? >> good i don't want that. >> come and wine a little. you'll feel better. >> yes. >> it sure is ugly. >> i know. >> which costs less, way less when we reveal our lux looks. >> the 23-year-old mom -- 23-year-old who got adam levine's attention and elvis duran because she's artist of the month. >> before fibromyalgia, i was active. i was a doer. then the chronic, widespread pain slowed me down. my doctor and i agreed that moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. he also prescribed lyrica. for some patients, lyrica significantly relieves fibromyalgia pain and improves physical function. with less pain, i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness,
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♪ it is that time when we get to meet elvis duran's artist of the month somebody about to set the music world on fire. >> the national radio host has chosen 23-year-old singer/songwriter rozzi crane the very first artist signed to adam levine's record level. >> joining adam and maroon five on tour singing tunes off "space." >> hi. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> you're adorable. >> going to be on "the voice" coming up.
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>> yes. >> april 28th. don't forget. >> april 28th. >> may i say something before you sing. >> yeah. >> her voice. it goes to these deep lows, these high highs, and just as a car can do it she can kick it into turbo. >> turbo. >> we like turbo. how many octaves do you have? >> i have no idea. >> count them. >> i've got half an octave. you probably have six. >> what will you sing for us. >> it's my first single called "psycho". >> all right. >> a song about kathie lee. >> of course it is. we're excited for you. take it away. ♪ maybe i'm psycho maybe i'm a little out of touch ♪ ♪ maybe i'm delusional but with shot pass away from insane ♪ ♪ maybe i'm on this maybe i'm disconnected from our loved realty ♪ ♪ but that's fine with me cause i'm happy here ♪
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♪ it's my life it's my voice, it's my mind ♪ ♪ i can do what i want all i want i don't have to ask you ♪ ♪ what to do what to say, i'm so free i'm so brave ♪ ♪ so tonight be like me just lift your hands and say ey ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna be as free as birds are fly away no matter where or how far ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna switch up the way things are, turn up these walls and break away ♪ ♪ maybe i'm a little out of touch maybe i'm delusional ♪ ♪ but with shot glass away from insane maybe i'm foolish maybe i'm disconnected from our loved
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reality ♪ ♪ ey ♪ ♪ oh, i'm feeling good ♪ ♪ i'm feeling good i'm happy here ♪ ♪ i'm feeling good, i'm feeling good ♪ ♪ i'm here ♪ >> wow. >> oh, yeah. >> that's fantastic. >> brandon right. >> that was great. >> you love her? >> yes. i do like. >> your aadorable. all the best on "the voice" and your career. >> your dad is here too. >> so sweet. we love those. >> that was fantastic. ♪ maybe i'm psycho ♪ >> maybe. >> all right. >> maybe. >> or jewelry. >> could be. >> or our dresses. >> lilliana is going to reveal the lux look for under 50 bucks.
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first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ i'm happy here it
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lilliana vazquez is back and ready to reveal the lux for less trend or trends. >> she dressed us in luxurious items under $50 and asked you to post your questions on facebook. thinks kathie lee's earrings and my dress. >> beth brooks my dress and hoda's shoes. >> and dawn thinks it's your dress and my bracelet. >> okay. >> lilliana, what is it? >> the lux trend this week is all about white accessories. >> love them. >> check with kathy's stuff. you are wearing fabulous earrings and guess how much these are? >> how much. >> unbelievable. 9.95s. >> sold. >> at my sense of and then the fabulous bracelet is $16.99.
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>> look how cute that is. >> and hoda people got this right on facebook, it is your shoes. >> yep. >> $49.99 on those. >> good girl. >> available at off broadway >> thank you, darling. we have wonderful ladies here who won an auction to be with us. shannon reilly over there and then, yes ladies and gentlemen, she's here, madonna pigeon. welcome ladies. thank you. >> tomorrow what do we have? >> a wonder woman lynda carter. >> good to see her. >> and i want to -- tell you about everyone has a story tomorrow it's going to break your heart. it's so awesome, this gentleman who's 1 years old and still making the world habitable put it that way. >> you're right. >> for people in need. have an awesome wines day wednesday. >> hoda on the radio at 2:00 this afternoon if you're boerd. >> okay. >> we'll see you tomorrow. >> have an awesome day. good job.
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right now at 11:00 a little league robbed of big money. a thief breaks into a safe stealing thousands of dollars. good morning thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. i'm laura garcia-cannon. chris and scott have the day off. it's one thing to steal bases at a baseball game but it's another thing to steal $7,000 from a little league. >> that's exactly what happened to the tennyson american little league in hayward. marianne favro joins us live from the sorensdale park with what happened here marianne. >> reporter: $7,000 that were inside. the kids had just raised the money during their annual fund raiser. the money was supposed


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