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in the bay." >> we will be back at 7:25 for a live local news update for you. >> join us at 11:00, more live local news, we will keep tracking all the news stories for you in the newsroom. good morning. coast-to-coast wild weather. leading to a nasty commute, with flights canceled nationwide. and out west, mudslide fears force an ergency evacuation of 30,000 people overnight. we'll cover it all live. nbc news exclusive, vladimir putin speaking out after boasting to the world at his nuclear weapons. what it will take for him to use them and his message to the u.s. about-face. a late-night meeting behind closed doors between president trump and the nra.
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did thement change his mind about new gun control ideas he has supported? what the nra is saying this morning, as more companies join the growing crackdown on gun sales. aly raisman sues the olympic limb committee and usa gymnastics. seacrest, scandals and the silver screen. why the oscars could have a different feel this year. and celebrating sunny. our puppy with a purpose has had an eventful first week. we help him get ready for his next big adventure, today, friday, march 2nd, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." so nice to have you with us on a friday morning. but it ain't too pretty outside. it's already hitting us here in new york. >> we've got friends hanging outside, and it's going to get worse as the day goes on.
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>> it's a nor'easter, a dangerous one and our top story. a mix of everything. it will impact tens of millions. already causing major travel problems. breaking just overnight, emergency evacuations in southern california, amid fears of possible mudslides. we have complete coverage this morning. let's start with dylan dreyer in boston for us. hi, dylan. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. it is starting to get nasty here. winds have already gusted up to 50 miles per hour. this nor'easter is part of the same storm that caused the flooding back in the midwest. but the storm is strengthening now. and residents across the northeast need to brace for a dangerous storm. >> i think it's going to be really bad. >> this is supposed to be bigger than the storm in '91. >> reporter: this morning, pounding rain, heavy winds and snow are pummeling the east coast. the powerful nor'easter threatening tens of millions, making for a messy and dangerous
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morning commute. >> the recommendation is that you go to friends, family, somewhere away from the danger of the tides. >> reporter: the national weather service in boston issuing this warning to take this storm seriously, calling it life-threatening. warning it could be worse than the massive storm that wreaked havoc on the region earlier this year. >> the rain and the wind mixed with potentially snow in the afternoon could create really challenging issues for all of us, and people should be careful. >> reporter: the real concern, flooding, with the long-lasting storm continuing through multiple high tides. >> if we go through two or three tide cycles with the winds coming strongly onto shore, it rises the water a little quicker. >> come in and get as much done before the rain. >> it comes with the territory. when you live on the water, you always have storms coming. >> reporter: i was here when this area flooded during the storm in january.
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our live truck almost went underwater. our truck engineer mike, literally swam out to the truck to save it. there's the possibility that this storm could be worse with winds expected to reach up to 70 miles per hour, the first test will be the high tide this morning at 11:00 a.m. savannah? >> we'll be watching. the intensity is causing major travel problems. flights are canceled nationwide. nbc's stephanie gosk is at laguardia airport where the delays and cancellations are piling up. how is it looking? >> reporter: you can see there are far fewer travelers behind me than you would see a normal day. maybe they're feeling lucky today. the port authority that runs these airports in the new york city area, they say they had to operate the emergency center. here at la guardia, because it's been under construction for a
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while, they had to secure some of the cranes here because they're worried that the cranes could become flying projectiles. you can see the cancellations are mounting up. those numbers are going to go up as the day progresses. look at the cancellations in from yesterday. they're in the hundreds. already today you have cancellations well over a thousand. those numbers will go up. let's look at the list of airports that are going to be the worst affected today. you can probably guess them. la guardia, jfk, newark, philadelphia international and and then boston logan which is going to be whacked the hardest. my advice for travelers in this area, get comfortable where you are and maybe make some lunch plans. guys, back to you. >> thanks, steph. where is this storm headed? how long is it going to last? al has the answers, of course. good morning, mr. roker. >> good morning, guys.
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along the coast, 34 million people under a flood watch. we have winter weather advisories for 16 million people. this thing is just getting wound up. as we put the radar into motion, you see the snow and heavy rain from boston and nantucket, all the way to atlantic city and washington, d.c. low pressure system off of the coast. there's a blocking high into canada that's slowing this down. heavy rains, gusting winds and strong snow bands inland into the coast. you'll see this afternoon and this evening the rain start to taper off, but the pounding waves along the coast, the wind will continue, the snow will continue. as we get into tonight and saturday, the rain ends, but the winds will continue as will all that stur of. we have high wind warnings and watches right now, for 61 million people through saturday from new england back into northern georgia.
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35 to 55-mile-per-hour wind gusts, coastal gusts up to 65 miles per hour. let's look at what we're talking about as far as our accumulations are concerned. this is not exactly what we're expecting to see. but we'll show you that the possible delays today, from d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york city, boston, buffalo will see a lot of snow, and on saturday, these same cities will transfer over and we'll be looking at airport delays up and down the east coast. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much. now, to the breaking news in southern california. mass emergency evacuations ordered ahead of a powerful winter storm there that's triggering new fears of mudslides. mudslides. steve patterson is in montecito for us there. what's the latest? >> reporter: the storm is tens of thousands under mandatory evacuation orders as
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the fears here continue in this community. >> we'rishing a mandatory evacuation order effective meade yats yachtly. >> reporter: this morning, california residents not taking chances, as a major winter storm slams into the state. >> we are going to wait. we had several friends who died in the mudslides. >> reporter: officials ordering at least 30,000 people to evacuate out of parts of santa barbara county including montecito where over 20 people were killed last month after mudslides swept through the area. two bodies were never found. >> it's important to understand while this storm is not expected to be as powerful as the one we experienced on january 9th, there is a risk for dangerous flash flooding and debris flows. >> reporter: officers going door-to-door thursday, warning residents to get out. >> i'm really nervous. i'm filling my tank up with gas so we're ready to go. >> i'm hoping it's not going to have the same effect as the last one. >> reporter: a community still cleaning up, once again, forced
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to repair for the worst. >> we cannot take any unnecessary chances. we want everyone to be safe and out of harm's way. >> reporter: forecasters say the brunt of this storm struck this morning, but more could persist into the weekend causing for a messy commute and the possibility of more of that dangerous debris. back to you savannah and hoda. >> thank you very much. much more to get to this morning, including an nbc news exclusive. vladimir putin is speaking out, after warning the world about his new nuclear missile, a weapon he claims can strike anywhere and is invincible. after a press conference thursday, our megyn kelly sat down with the russian president. >> several analysts in the west have said this is the declaration of a new cold war. are we in a new arms race right now. >> translator: my point of view is that the individuals who have said a cold war has started are not analysts.
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they do propaganda. if you were to speak about an arms race, an arms race began at exactly the time and the moment when the u.s. opted out of the anti ballistic missile treaty. >> some analysts say you tested it and showed and it failed and that's why you showed animations and have not produced videos. >> translator: are you uk r talking about icbms? >> yes, the one you claim -- >> translator: every one discussed today easily surpasses and avoids an anti missile defense system. >> but you've tested it? >> translator: the test was excellent, some have to be fine-tuned and worked on. others are already available to the troops and battle ready. >> for the record right now do you have a workable icbm powered by nukes that you've tested successfully? >> translator: all of those tests were successful. each of the weapons system is at
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a different stage of readiness. one is already on combat duty. it's with troops. some of them we're still working on. we have no doubt we'll get there. >> again, you say you'll use these weapons, nuclear-powered weapons if russia or its allies come under attack. any attack or only a nuclear one? >> translator: we have two reasons that would force us to respond using our nuclear weapons. the first is a nuclear attack against us or an attack against the russian federation using conventional weapons. in this case, if it's a threat to the very existence of the russian state. >> megyn will have more reporting from russia in the coming days. also, some headlinemaking developments in the heated debate over guns. president trump pushed for new gun laws this week. but after a late night meeting with the nra, could that be changing?
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nbc's peter alexander is at the white house. good morning. >> good morning. 24 hours after president trump stunned lawmakers from both parties by proposing strict measures to limit access to guns, the nra is disputing that's where the president stands after that late night powwow with the president at the white house. president trump and vice president pence holding a meeting at the white house, with a top nra lobbyist. the president tweeting, great meeting tonight with the nra. the white house not putting out other information about what was discussed or promised. the third man in the room, the nra's chris cox, also tweeting, we all want safe schools and mental health perform and keeping guns from dangerous people. but adding trump and pence support the second amendment, support strong due process and don't want gun control. that is an apparent attempt to put a different spin on the president's words from one day earlier when he indicated he
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supported confiscating firearms from those deemed a danger to society. >> take the guns first, go through due process second. >> reporter: also this morning, nbc news learned another top aide may soon be heading out. h.r. mcmaster is expected to depart the west wing as early as march 31st, according to people familiar with the discussions. a move orchestrated by john kelly and james mattis, after months of strained relations between the president and mcmaster, who joined the white house a year ago. >> you're going to do a great job. >> reporter: a white house spokesman dismissing the reports, saying, i was just with president trump and h.r. mcmaster in the oval office. he said that it's fake news and told mcmaster he is doing a great job. mcmaster replaced the president's first national security adviser michael flynn who resigned after just 24 days in office, swept up in the russia investigation, now cooperating with special counsel robert mueller, all of it pungt
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eighting a chaotic week. inside the white house two people close to the administration say the president is angry and depressed after the abrupt resignation of communications director hope hicks. chief of staff john kelly visiting with former colleagues at the department of homeland security alluding to the crisis atmosphere at the white house. >> i miss every one of you every day. [ laughter ]. >> the last thing i want to do is walk away from one of the great honors of my life. i did something wrong and god punished me i guess. >> reporter: president trump up early again this morning on twitter depending his announced plan to announce new tariffs on steel and aluminum that rattled the markets yesterday and drew fierce criticism from leading republicans. the president also lashing out this morning at a familiar target, alec baldwin. president trump tweeting alec baldwin whose dying mediocre
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career who was saved by his terrible i'm pers! of me. funnier and a far greater talent. a lot on the president's mind this morning. hoda and savannah, back to you. >> peter alexander at the white house. also breaking just this morning, gymnastics star aly raisman filed a lawsuit against the u.s. olympic committee and usa gymnastics in the wake of the scandal that has rocked that sport. nbc's anne thompson has the story. >> good morning. this was very much on the minds of former winter olympians i spoke in pyeongchang. winter or summer, they want more done to protect athletes from abuse. now aly raisman is joining teammate michaela maroney by going to court to ensure better safeguards. from olympic champion to champion of change. aly raisman taking legal action against the u.s. olympic
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committee and usa gymnastics. she claims the usoc was aware at the high evident levels that larry nassar had molested young athletes but did nothing to prevent the abuse. nassar now serving life in prison, is accused of sexually abusing more than 250 girls, including raisman, who told hoda after sentencing, she didn't feel justice was being fully served. >> this is bigger than larry nassar. we have to get to the bottom of how this disaster happened. if we can't figure out how it did, we can't be confident it won't happen again. >> reporter: the three-time olympic gold medalist who says in the suit she suffers from depression, anxiety and fear after years of abuse, recently called for an independent investigation of both the usoc and usa gymnastics. responding to pressure from raisman and others, the they
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complied. >> the moment of reckoning that we are experiencing in the united states is extremely painful on many levels and most especially for the women involved. we owe everyone a thorough, thoughtful and transparent, independent investigation. >> reporter: raisman's lawsuit coming just one day after embattled usoc head, scott blackmun, stepped down, citing health concerns related to prostate cancer. while the usoc hasn't placed a timeline on its investigation, raisman addressing her lawsuit in a statement to nbc news saying in part, i refuse to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing. it is my hope that the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed. i would just add in the past, usa gymnastics supports the independent investigation launched by the usoc. independent is the key aspect to regain trusts among past and present athletes as well as
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fans. then again on thursday, university of michigan gymnast reportedly became the first male victim to file a lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by larry nassar. >> thank you very much. we're going to turn back to mr. roker for a look at the rest of the forecast. hey, al. >> dominating the map, both ends of the country, we have heavy storms, a nor'easter in the northeast, big storms coming in the west. a fire threat in the midsection of the country. plenty of sunshine, warmer conditions, but bone dry there. that's going to cause problems, sunshine through the golf. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. most people come to la with big dreams... we came with big appetites. with expedia one click gives you access to discounts on thousands of hotels, cars and things to do. like the bicycle hotel & casino for 30% off. everything you need to go.
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expedia good morning. it's about 46 degrees in the south bay right now, but we're still seeing a lot of cloud cover. we have seen light showers make their way through, enough to kind of wet the roadways out there creating a nice sheen. tri-valley nice and cold at 39 degrees, 31 degrees for the north bay. we have cloud cover moving in through san francisco. that's because our doppler radar is showing plenty of instability in the air and that's going to bring another round of showers, i'm also seeing some thunder showers just off the coast. >> coming up in the next half hour, we're going to look at this west coast storm in more detail. >> al, thank you so much. coming up, as al mentioned, more extreme weather. temperatures near freezing at the north pole. why scientists are so concerned. how is the #metoo movement affecting the oscars from the red carpet to the
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a development this morning - in good morning, it's 7:26. i'm marcus washington. a development this morning in the recent violent threats made against elementary schools in san jose's alum rock district. police say that investigators have figured out who was behind those threats. it was a 12-year-old girl. those threats were posted on twitter and hinted at violence against elementary schools in the district. two nights ago alum rock district superintendent advised parents there was no real danger. police say that they have not taken that girl into custody. they are continuing with this investigation. right now looking at our traffic cameras, vianey, i'm seeing the sun peek out so that means are we in the clear for right now? >> we are definitely seeing periods of sunshine here and there, which is always great news, it helps dry out some roadways. 46 degrees for the south bay,
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peninsula 46, tri-valley at 39 degrees. look at san francisco, we've got clouds rolling in and here is the reason why, if i take a look right now at the doppler radar you can see actually just off to the north, yes, those are thunderstorms, that's a lightning show up in the far northern california area near ukiah. these showers are the ones that are expected to bring a widespread heavier downpour into the evening hours with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening. plenty of activity near u reek can a and it's going to spread down further south. we are expecting another night and another round of showers. also the temperatures are expected to be in about the mid 50s. for now with rain carrying over into saturday. mike. where the radar swept through rain swept through, a little bit of rain, a lot of brake lights tapping north away from us at the coliseum toward
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highway street from 66. the slowing here as well as the road weather index that's the only trouble around the bay.
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delays and growing. >> wind advisories covering 80 million people. >> this as thousands rush to evacuate their homes on the west coast ahead of another dangerous storm a new arms race? vladimir putin defending his
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nuclear capabilities in an exclusive interview, explaining why russia would use the weapons he so proudly put on display. >> translator: we have two reasons that would force us to respond. first is a nuclear attack against us. or an attack against the russian federation using conventional weapons. in this case if it's a threat to the very existence of the russian state. no deal. west virginia schools are closed again this morning for the seventh day, as teachers are on strike after state lawmakers stall the governor's promise to raise salaries. log jam. a truck driver goes to a hospital after logs from another truck slam through his windshield on a washington state highway. the driver expected to be okay. table for none. hud secretary ben carson cancels an order for a $30,000 dining
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room set after an intense backlash, today friday, march 2nd, 2018. we're going to begin with the 90th academy awards. hollywood's biggest night comes up on sunday, in the midst of the #metoo and #timesup movements. how will that impact things. natalie is in l.a. with all of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah and hoda. these days these shows are as much about political statements as they are the gowns and trophies. and we saw the oscars can be anything but predictable. it's hollywood's biggest night. for stars, fashion and a-list gaffes. >> i dream about it every night. >> reporter: in an oscars promo, jimmy kimmel joked about last year's that few when faye dunaway and warren beatty made a mistake. >> there's a mistake, "moonlight," you won best
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picture. >> times up, on discrimination and harassment in the workplace. >> reporter: producers were hoping to manage the message saying we want to honor and respect time's up, but we're trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment. but no sign the issue is going away. billboards similar to the ones from a certain best picture nominee appeared in hollywood this week, urging those on stage at the oscars to speak out. e's ryan see crest under scrutiny with some speculating stars may avoid him on the red carpet after allegations of sexual misconduct. seacrest preemptively denied the allegations and was cleared of any misconduct by an independent investigation for e. e is part of nbc universal. his co-host kelly rippa showing her support on their morning show "live." >> i know what an easy, professional, great person you are. i feel very lucky to work with
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you each and every day. >> jennifer lawrence weighing in on the howard stern show wouldn't weigh in whether she'd avoid him. >> i'm not a judge or jury. i don't know. that's where this stuff gets tricky. >> as for the actual awards, vying for best picture "the shape of water" leading the pack with 13 nominations, followed by world war ii drama "dunkirk" and "three billboards" along with darkest hours gary old man and allison janney. jordan peel is the first african-american ever to be nominated for best director, picture and original screenplay in the same year. 88-year-old christopher plummer who replaced kevin spacey in "all the money in the world" is
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the oldest actor ever to score a nomination. one star opting out of this year's show, casey affleck. he won best actor last year. traditionally he would have presented best actress prize. he's chosen not to attend after reports of him settling sexual harassment lawsuits in the past. i'll be covering the red carpet and have it all on monday morning. >> thank you, nat. let's go over to al for another check of this weather. >> we're talking about the west coast and a big event yesterday for the west coast, in the next six months, this is goes s, the latest high-tech satellite launch, providing muchl better data and forecasting capabilities, however, it's not going to get up there in time for us to talk about this storm. it's covering into southern california and parts of the rockies as well as heavy rain. we're worried about mudslides and debris flows.
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we have blizzard warnings in the sierra sierra. in southern california looking at heavy rain and that is going to cause a big problem. we're worried about all of those mudslides. rainfall amounts, we have flood warnings for the thomas burn scar area, that includes the santa barbara and the montecito area all the way up to san louis obis obispo. we're talking up to five feet of snow in the upper elevations, we are not seeing heavy rain across the across the bay area, our radar still pretty active. temperatures remain in the 40s, dark clouds out there and i did see the national weather service just tweet outs that they have been seeing reports of possible hail in the east bay. what i do spot on the doppler radar are thunderstorms far off to the north near the ukiah area, that is bringing down some
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rain out near these spots, but as far as in the area we have our storm ranger up and running and san francisco catching at drizzle. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. ahead, new details about the royal wedding. and then, a new "rossen reports" spring break confidential. why you should think twice before using wi-fi at your hotel. and one shot at the florida high school goes home. we're going to hear from him. and the alarming heat wave today, right now, you have more power at your fingertips than entire generations that came before you. but it's not really about what technology can do, it's about what you can do with it. we are living in the future we always dreamed of. we have mixed reality that changes how we see the world, and ai empowering us to change the world we see.
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weather near the north pole. >> that's right. temperatures there have actually surged. at times, it's been warmer there than many cities here in the u.s. what's exactly going on? tom costello has been talking to the experts about that. good morning. >> i'm going to do my best al roker here. good morning, guys. look at this climate map from the university of maine. it's focused on the arctic. look at green laland. look at all of the red, all of the warmth up into the north pole. this is europe. look at all of the cold temperatures in europe. experts are concerned about this red, this warmth, over the north pole. call it an arctic spring. at the north pole, where the sun hasn't risen since september, the temperature model said the temperatures soared above freezing. in greenland, the high temperature last sunday, a balmy
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43 degrees, 50 degrees warmer than normal. it's usually 50 degrees below fahrenhe fahrenheit. >> this has opened up a hole in the ice, equivalent of the size of vermont and new hampshire combined. >> that big, huh? >> ice has been blown away, revealing the open ocean. that's unusual. >> reporter: why is the north pole warming while europe is freezing? a weather system swept in, and pushed the cold, arctic air, known as the polar vortex, into europe. rare snowfall crippling rome this week. but giving the penguins at the zoo in scotland, a taste of home. jason has been studying the ice pack for more than a decade. normally vast swaths are covering the arctic, but not
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this year. we talked to him via skype from denmark. >> i've not seen that happen before. it's releasing more heat into the atmosphere. the temperatures in the arctic right now are like 20 celsius, about 40 fahrenheit, warmer than average. >> reporter: the concern, now, that the summer ice pack will be much thinner, exposing more ocean to the 24-hour sun, warming the ocean even further. >> there's a possibility that we may see a very, very open arctic ocean in the summertime in our lifetimes. this is what our best models predict right now. >> reporter: a cycle, say experts, that is endangering polar bears and seals and could devastate coastal cities within decades. >> we expect that to increase by the end of the century. we could easily see on the u.s. east coast, an additional three feet of sea level rise. >> the ice may return to the north pole in the coming weeks. but scientists believe it will
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be thinner and more broken apart over the summer. and with less ice, the waters will warm even further, warming the entire planet. it's a cycle they believe we're in right now. guys, back to you? >> all right, al roker -- just kidding. tom costello. al, you're watching this. >> sure. >> you say we're seeing effects of this. >> because there's more ocean available, there's more moisture in the atmosphere, which juices up the atmosphere. that's why we're seeing more downpours. we're seeing the correlation already happening. >> all right, al. thanks. coming up, an emotional homecoming for a parkland survivor liberty mutual stood with me when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night. hold on dad... liberty did what? yeah, liberty mutual 24-hour roadside assistance helped him to fix his flat so he could get home safely. my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. don't worry - i know what a lug wrench is, dad.
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kerry sanders is in parkland, again, for us this morning. hey, kerry. >> reporter: good morning. when this first happened, 17 wounded people were admitted to hospitals. but this morning, one more victim has been released. and, boy, does he have a story to tell. back home from the hospital this morning, 15-year-old kyle lights up. >> the ride home was awesome. >> reporter: and so does his mom. >> the same paramedics who rescued him, they surprised him and brought him home. and when he arrived, the whole street was full of firefighters. like, all of the engines and rescue. >> reporter: but kyle's face darkens when it talks about confronting the killer, at his school two weeks ago. >> i thought i was not getting out of this alive because i thought he was coming towards me. >> reporter: a round from the ar-15 tore through his ankle and he was losing a lot of blood. >> the first door i went to was jammed. there was, sadly, another girl who passed away on the other side and i could not get it open.
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>> reporter: he walked down three flights of stairs on that badly wounded ankle and made it outside. >> that's when i saw jeff, the police officer, nicest guy ever. >> and i heard a round of five or six shots. >> reporter: the off-duty police officer happened to be there that day working on the ball fields. he ran towards the danger and found kyle. >> he grabbed me and said, we're getting out of here. >> reporter: kyle says he wants to be a paramedic. and they teach paramedics to stay calm. >> i knew i had to be calm. i couldn't freak out. >> reporter: he gave the sar janet a complete description of the shooter, what he was wearing and the type of weapon he was using. >> he was spot-on. >> reporter: he called in the description and made sure kyle got first aid and called the boy's father. >> he calmed me down. he told me, you know, your son's been shot. he's at school but he's okay. >> reporter: the family has nothing but praise for all of the first responders who helped kyle and everyone else that day.
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and they mourn for those who were killed. knowing just how lucky they are to be together. >> you have to be grateful you're alive. and that's what is boosting me up every, single day. you're alive. you're alive. you're alive. >> reporter: as happens in crisis situations like this, people bond. and that's exactly what's happened with the officer and young kyle. the officer repeatedly visited him in the hospital. and now, they've developed what appears to be a lifelong bond. it's going to be a long recovery for kyle. it could be at least a month before he can put some weight on his leg. and of course, there's a lot of therapy. for a young boy who likes to do all sorts of things, including riding dirt bikes. >> powerful words, kerry, like, i'm alive. i'm alive. >> he knows how lucky he is. kerry, thank you. just ahead, how safe is that wi-fi at your hotel. new tricks being used by hackers to steal your private information.
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good morning, it's 7:55. we have seen light showers popping up this morning. right now the temperatures remain in the 40s and 30s up near the north bay. you're going to see a lot of this cloud cover, the national weather service even saw some reports of some small hail in the east bay, but right now san francisco is really seeing those white puffy clouds with gray cloud cover. our radar night now is showing plenty of moisture expected to push its way through the bay area later into tonight. don't be surprised if you get caught by light rain as you head out this morning in the next couple hours. we are expecting to see spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue into the afternoon. if you look far off to the north we are spotting thunderstorms and some lightning just off the coast of ukiah. we will keep a close eye for the chance of possibly seeing some hail as we head into tonight and carrying over into your saturday morning. that travel traveled all over the bay and left the green
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blotches. not a lot of slowing except for a couple spots. south 101 through san mateo from sfo a crash made it's way to the shoulder. other side of the bay westbound 580 i have seen no crashes, no spinouts there, but we do have slicker roads as that rain traveled through. be careful. i have seen a number of spinouts moving to the shoulder with no injuries but fraction is an issue. happening now san jose police say they know who posted recent violent threats on social media targeting alum rock elementary schools, it was a 12-year-old girl who has not been taken into custody. and stocks are tumbling today one day after president trump announced his plan to slap tariffs on steel imports. the dow is down just about 300 points. getting to lake tahoe today could be a challenge for anyone planning to drive. blizzard conditions overnight shut down interstate 80. up to five feet of new snow is expected for the latest storm. t
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we )ll track how much the storms have helped our local reservoirs. plus- the today show )s savannah guthrie joins us live ahead of a big charity match in san jose. monday from 4:30 to 7.
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♪ . it's 8:00 on "today." coming up weather wallop. a major storm hammering the east coast. heavy rain, severe winds and snow making for a messy and dangerous morning commute. as hard hit communities brace for more flooding, and dylan is live on the scene. plus wi-fi worries. >> that's not good. >> a look at how easily hackers can get your personal info while you're lounging by the pool on vacation. >> what if i told you that's not actually the hotel wi-fi and our security expert can monitor everything you're doing right on your phone. after his first week in studio 1a we find out what's
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next for were puppy with a purpose and check in with hair brothers and sisters coast to coast to see how they're adjusting to their new homes today on friday 2, 2018. >> i beat cancer and i'm celebrating my 37th birthday on "today." >> to all our friends and family back home in sweet home california. >> it may be pouring rain but "today" is looking sunny. >> we came from gnashville to celebrate our 25th anniversary. >> hi, grandma and grandpa in central lake michigan. >> we're on the "today" show. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today" friday morning. we love our fans who will stay
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out in the pouring rain and sleet. so hats off to them. it's really raining hard, and we're going to begin your half-hour, your news at 8:00 with just that. millions of americans also face the threat of serious flooding and wind damage. our coverage of the march nor'easter begins with dylan dryer in boston for us. >> reporter: it is very wet in boston. winds are already gusting up to 50 miles per hour, and could get as high as 70 miles per hour during the height of this storm. inland areas could see over a foot of snow, but along the coast it's all rain. and the combination of a wet ground with these dangerous winds could lead to widespread power outages across this area. now the biggest threat along the coast will be for coastal flooding as this northeast wind pushes the water on sure. especially during the time of high tide we could see significant flooding. this whole area was flooded out
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really bad back in january during this storm. and there's the possibility that the flooding with this storm could be worse than it was in january. so businesses have been sandbagging, and they've also sandbagged the entrances to the subway in case that happens. the first real test will occur during high tide at 11:00 this morning, but the threat continues through the early part of saturday at least. >> dylan drier back in boston, thank you. >> hey, al. >> hey, guys. right now we have winter storm warnings, winter storm advisories and flood watches for 34 million people along the northeast new england coast. you can see just how widespread this system is, and the winds are going to be a big deal. 31 in wildwood new jersey, 34 in washington and during the evening the winds are going to get stronger. we could see gusts up to 75 miles per hour as this system
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gets wound up and heads into new england. this is 6:00 saturday, still winds of 31 in boston. 34 in ocean city, 34 down in norfolk. rainfall amounts about half an inch to an inch per hour. cape cod could see up to an inch of rain. and the heaviest snow back from buffalo to parts of pennsylvania, central parts of new york. buffalo 10 to 16. the catskill mountains locally could see upwards of 30 inches of snow, guys. this morning nato says new warnings from russian president vladimir putin are unacceptable and do not help efforts to calm tensions. during a speech on thursday putin described new weapons in russia's nuclear arsenal including an unstoppable missile that could strike anywhere in the world. megyn kelly asked putin what kind of threat or attack could trigger that nuclear response.
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>> any attack or only a nuclear one? >> translator: we have two reasons that would force us to respond using our nuclear weapons. the first is the nuclear attack against us or an attack against the russian federation using conventional weapons. but in this case if it's a threat to the very existence of the russian state. >> putin also told megyn that talk of a new arms race comes from people who do propaganda not analysis. we have an important consumer alert this morning. inst instant pot is recalling some its cookers merchandise it's received complaints of overheating including five where there was some property damage. there were no injuries. the recall covers certain models. if you have one you should unplug it immediately and take it back for replacement.
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after weeks of mourning and solemn tribute services being held today for the reverend billy graham president trump is among those attending. craig melvin is there in charlotte where final preparations are under way. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. reverend graham will be laid to rest behind me in a noon service. i actually grew up about an hour south of here and remember vivedly being a little boy and going to a stadium in south carolina with my grandmother and watching reverend graham. today will be his final crusade. family, friends, and world leaders will gather today to honor the reverend billy graham. the funeral planned more than a decade ago will feature songs and scripture chosen by grandmothgraham himself. his children are expected to speak before 2,000 invited
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guests. among them president trump and vice president pence. graham's enormous influence remembered in washington, d.c. when he became the first private citizen since civil rights icon rosa parks to lie in honor at the capitol. his casket also traveling through his native north carolina where 13,000 people paid their respects. among them former president george w. bush. >> if there's such a thing as a humble shepherd of the lord, billy graham is that person. >> reporter: and former president bill clinton, who first saw graham preach 60 years ago on a sunday school trip. >> for me every time i think about him i'll be 11 again. >> reporter: suffering from poor health graham stepped away from the spotlight in recent years, but for decades his sermons were prolific. orchestrating more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and reaching 84 million people. using radio and television
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graham became america's first and most well-known te televaneglist. he urged thousands to reflect, repent and develop a relationship with jesus christ. in death his funeral this afternoon is expected to provide one more chance to spread the gospel to which he devoted nearly his entire life. reverend graham died nine days ago at the age of 99. he'll be laid to rest next to his wife in the garden behind me. as his pal belbearers, today. >> thank you, craig. 8:08. let's get a "morning boost."
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these special nature valley boxes support the national park foundation. look at that. a little snow falling on new york city. but you know what, let's talk about spring break. rossen reports is here. when you're on vacation you figure that wi-fi you get at the hotel is safe. turns out hackers have a new way to steal your information. >> jeff rossen is here to show us all this. >> more good news. we all do it, right? you check into your hotel and the first thing you do is this, you try to get on the wi-fi and look for the wi-fi that most resembles your hotel name and you assume it's safe. they have new tricks to make it tougher to spot. this morning, don't worry.
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we're going to show you how they do it and how to protect your privacy. >> it's scary. >> it seems innocent enough. hotel wi-fi that looks like the real deal. >> it makes me feel violated. >> but in reality it's a trap. hackers creating free wi-fi to mimic your hotel. you log in and they steal all your personal information. so just how fast can you become a victim? to show you, yeah, we're poolside in cancun, mexico. pool mexico. i'm going to grab a lounge chair. i've logged into the hotel wi-fi. now, i can chill out and do my thing. but today, there's a hacker here on the other side of the pool, posing as a tourist. the hotel knows about it, but the guests don't. his name, jim stickley, a cyber security expert, and luckily one of the good guys. >> we're at the resort right now. and their account is fiesta
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rewards. we have created fiesta rewards pool. >> reporter: guests at the hotel start joining our network, thinking it's the real thing. >> there's two on our network. >> reporter: they think it's the official one. >> absolutely. >> reporter: and you're monit monitoring what they do. >> good luck. >> reporter: hi, jeff rossen from the "today" show, nbc. what wi-fi are you on? >> i'm on fiesta rewards pool. >> reporter: what if i tell you that's not the hotel wi-fi and our security expert can monitor everything you're going on your phone? >> that frightens me. >> reporter: even on the beach, people are logging on to our wi-fi. there it is. you've been on this. i've been watching you on this. >> that's unsettling being on vacation. that's scary. >> reporter: guest after guest. >> we just got another one.
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>> reporter: falling for it. megan? is there a megan here? >> yeah. >> reporter: you know what's coming next. what information can he really get? i test it out. >> i watch everything he's doing in real-time. >> reporter: i'm going to buy some gloves. >> he just entered his visa information. there's the security code. i have his expiration date on the card, which was -- [ bleep ]. >> reporter: i'm going to check in for the flight home. >> he has a window seat. there's his e-mail. >> reporter: how can you protect yourself? can i give you a tip? >> give me a tip. >> reporter: hop off the public wi-fi when you want to go to your bank or want to buy something. and go on to the 3g or 4g. it's more secure. then, get back on the public wi-fi. >> i will take that and put it in my head and use it. >> reporter: then, our hacker went one step further, creating
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another fake network. this time, with the exact same name as the real one. and watch what happens. hi. jeff rossen from nbc. how are you? are you lauren? >> i'm lauren. >> reporter: can i see what wi-fi you're on right now? >> my phone is over there. >> reporter: can you grab your phone for me? she doesn't know but her phone auto joined our fake wi-fi without her touching it. when she comes back, she has a question for me. >> how do i fix it? >> reporter: every hour or two, when you're in a public wi-fi situation like this, even at a hotel right here, hit this right here, forget this network and relog-in again. when you log into any network, shut off the auto join function just like that. >> thank you. >> reporter: you can go back to vacation. keeping you protected as you plan your spring break. be more careful next time?
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>> for sure. >> reporter: you're on your phones trying to get rid of the auto join. you want another tip? >> yes. >> this is personal for me. when you check into a hotel, they ask for your last name and room number when you log into the wi-fi. i type in rossen and the wrong room number on purpose. if it lets you in, it lets anyone in. if it denies me, i retype my name in with the right room number. i got this. i got you. >> we have to think like rossen. >> i know. it's a dangerous place there. >> let's back off a little bit. >> let me jet ski and have a daiquiri and put your phone down on vacation. >> that, too. and you should install anti-virus software? >> norton is another layer of production to keep people out. >> i'm watching you. >> we know. let's get a check of the weather. >> quickly before we go to the maps, want to show you what's going on. this is from the top of the rock. you can see the snow really
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coming down. in fact, as we come down to the ground, you can see that, again, it is snowing out there. sleeting and raining. and guess what? the latest models are in. we may pick up about three inches of snow here in new york city. >> really? >> the storm is so intense, so dynamic, it's creating its own pool of cold air in the atmosphere. that's creating snow. this is a very potent nor'easter. we'll be watching this. fire threat through the central plains. we have a big storm coming into the pacific northwest. a big possibility of flooding and debris flows down through that's what's going on around country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, bay area. we still have plenty of unstable air going on right here in the bay area. doppler radar is picking up some of that rain pushing through. we've also seen on our doppler radar a nice slush which is almost snow building on top of our mountain, on top of areas like mount hamilton.
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we're catching some thunderstorms just off to the north, near eureka, within the next couple of hours, we do still have that chance of seeing isolated showers continue into the afternoon, as you can see, where you see that white and that pink, that's where that slush is starting to build in the area. >> it's like a fire drill going on. >> no one knows what's happening. >> i like it here. >> i do, too. look who is joining us. >> maria. >> and carson. >> i have some good stuff. do you feel like you're on your phone too much? >> a little passive aggressive there. >> a brooklyn based start-up, they have the answer if you're on your phone too much. they have created the phone. it's referred to as the dumb phone. all you can do is make calls, send messages, set an alarm and that's it. no apps. no social media. >> oh. >> it only comes in two colors,
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white or black. about as thick as a credit card. and in the interest of irony, people are turning to social media to weigh in. using less social media. aaron paul, the actor, tweeting, this is amazing. we deserve to take our lives back. i'm getting it, love the idea of limiting distractions. great for kids. but no way am i giving up my smartphone. would you swap your beloved smartphone for a dumb phone? 75% being honest saying no. 25% saying i would actually do it. if you're can 25%, you can order the phone, 250 bucks. >> that's cheaper. >> it's $1,000 for the iphone. >> that's good for kids. >> right. >> you like the idea? >> i love it. i sent that story to all my kids last night. and they're like, i'm in. >> did you send it on your smartphone? >> yes, i did. >> could you smartphone? >> i don't think i could do it.
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but i think about my nieces, and how much better it would be. >> wouldn't it be nice if you can have three or five apps. mine would be weather, for sure. certain news and a sports thing. >> you can do that. just take the other apps off. >> true. that's a lot of swiping and deleting there. "pop start" now. carrie underwood's anthem, "champion," was out this morning. it was written for the super bowl. you might have heard it during the olympics. the video features a montage of champions. take a look. ♪ invincible unstoppable ♪ ♪ unbreakable they knock me down and i get up again ♪ ♪ i am the champion >> hoda, that's your jam right there. >> i love that. >> that has you written all over it. >> yes. >> all of the motivating images you put out. you can watch the video at now, to chip and joanna
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gaines. we're in the final season of "fixer upper." if you're a fan out there, chip and joanna, announcing a spin-off. the 30-minute episode will air after the rerun of the hit show. that will dive deeper into the design process of the renovation. the season finale is april 3rd. now, to michelle obama, at an event on thursday. the former first lady told all about her royal sleepover during her 2011 state visit. big question, how does the white house compare to buckingham palace? she said the white house has better food. but the palace has finer china. she said everything was gold, even her plate. and it happened to be sasha's birthday, they allowed them to see the room where they keep all of the gold. that's amazing. speaking of the royals, a little wedding coming up. when is the date? >> may 19th. >> prince harry and meghan markle, they will get married.
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you want to go? you at home, keep your slandcal open. they are inviting members of the public to come to wind dsor castle. >> not on the inside. >> but the lucky ticket. they want to share their celebration with other people. quick "daly click" today. brave little girl. saw mom and dad eating wasabi and thought, maybe i'll give it a shot. >> wasabi? >> no. >> you want to try it? >> no. >> okay. >> wasabi. >> do you want to try it? >> help. >> what a sweetheart. >> just a little, help me. >> as the full flavor sets in, a
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quiet little plea from help. i imagine she will wait a few more years before trying wasabi immigrant rights groups today are organizing a south bay rally good morning. it's 8:26. immigrant rights groups today are organizing a rally in the south bay to protest recent i.c.e. sweeps across the bay area. just yesterday, i.c.e. released numbers from the recent northern california sweeps. they say agents detained 232 people. many of those people now face deportation. there are concerns more sweeps may be on the way. i.c.e. maintains most of the people arrested do have felony prior convictions. as for the detainees with no criminal records, i.c.e. is calling them a consequence of sanctuary cities not cooperating. today's rally is planned for san jose at 5:00. the roadways are looking a little clearer now that the rain has kind of trailed off. >> that's right, but be careful, because that rain did leave
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slicker conditions. we have seen a number of slickouts all over the bay over the last hour. nothing major. major slowing, southbound 101, right around highway 92. left lanes are blocked. you're jammed from just south, toward 92 itself. it will take a while to clear it. we need the recovery after that. you can in the meantime use 280 to get through the area. there's not even any slowing through wood side because it's friday. we're looking at oakland, that's the only other slow spot. the recent rain brought the slower drives and now it's just sticking around. >> thank you very much, mike. more local news coming up in half an hour. mom, dad, can we talk?
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one more way comcast is working to fit into your life, not the other way around. ♪ it is 8:30 on a friday morning, march 2nd, 2018. and you know what? these brave folks have come out here, despite the fact that it's a nor'easter. so, we wanted to come out and hang with you guys. and we decided today would be a great day for a giveaway. >> yes, it is. >> would you all like this? >> yes, it is. >> we are calling this fly-day friday. every person here is going home
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with $150 of fitness classes. you can use your passes in any studio for spring break. and there's more. >> tell us. >> hang on. come with me. check out this sign over here. it says, help us celebrate our 20th anniversary, lori and jim. where are they? here we go. we're going to send you two -- you're really going to fly -- on a four-day, three-night vacation to ocean key resort and spa in key west, florida. oh, you are going to get an oceanfront suite overlooking the gulf of mexico, a spa treatment for two, all for standing out in the snow. oh, my god. wait, wait. savannah, check this shirt out. squad goals. all right, kids. over to you. >> i love that shirt. that's awesome. speaking of trips, and who
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doesn't want to go on a spring break trip right now? coming up, a roundup of the top affordable destinations. >> anywhere in those affordable destinations than here. also, we have sunny here. we will tell you about our puppy with a purpose's next big adventure. we're going to check in with the rest of the litter and reveal their names. and our fave, maria, who is looking so spectacular, on-point in that outfit, introducing us to one of the women leading the clean beauty trend and helping moms to get the right work/life balance. it's sleeting out here. what have you got, al? >> we have it all. we may have a little thunder before it's all over. but first -- >> "today's weather" is brought to you by nature valley, be a powerful force. >> let's look at your weekend outlook, show you what we have for you.
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gusty winds and coast at flooding here in the northeast. above-average temperatures in the plains, down to the gulf. look for more mountain snows out west, looking for rain along the west coast. sunday, sunday. sunshine returns to the east, finally. below-average temperatures out west, with sunny skies tdrying n the southwest. more snow from the plains to the rocky, making its that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> our doppler radar showing plenty of activity. we've seen light showers sweep on through. now we're starting to see a bit more of that slush combination which means almost slow in the higher elevation areas. you can see where the white and the pink is, that's where we're seeing some of that slush. we can't expect to keep this chance of a light shower, at least through the early afternoon. we'll get another chance of seeing a good round of light to moderate downpours into the afternoon. our temperatures will be on the cooler side into the low to mid-50s by the afternoon.
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>> you know, we want to make sure everybody who has been so nice to wait out here gets a chance to get on tv. all right. and now, back inside to you guys. >> all right. al, thank you. this week, we've been talking to special anchor maria shriver about her new book, "i've been thinking." and we're talking about people coming up with creative ways to change the world. >> we're talking about a woman who had made clean beauty her enterprise. >> one of the leaders in the clean beauty movement is empowering women across the country to become more financially independent and effect real change. watching her now, you might be surprised to learn that greg renfrew hasn't always been into beauty products. >> i wasn't a beauty person. i'm not a products junkie. i started this company to change the world and to get safer
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products into people's hands. >> reporter: she says beauty counter, that sells over 140 skin care and cosmetics products, is just as much about advocacy and education as it is about the bottom line. people would say to you, get the company down, get the products down, we'll get to the movement later. >> we say we're educators first. i believe people need to know there are harmful and questionable ingredients in the products they use every day. >> reporter: on their website, beauty counter prominently features the never list, more than 1,500 chemicals they say will never be used as ingredi t ingredients in their products. are you guaranteeing people that what's in your products is 100% not harmful? >> when we look at safety, we always talk about our products being safer because we don't have all the answers and no one does. but there are a number of ingredients that have been banned or restricted in the e.u. they banned almost 1,400
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ingredients. the united states has banned 30 to date. >> reporter: it was the 2006 film, "an inconvenient truth" and too many friends struggling with health issues, that motivated her to start beauty counter in 2011. armed with potentially li life-saving information, she wanted to spread the word. >> a friend of mine said, have you considered selling and empowering this movement through women. i thought, that's an interesting idea. >> reporter: although the products are available through different channels, most products are sold by 30,000 consultants in the u.s. and canada. you wanted women to be able to raise their kids and have a profession built around this. >> it's a movement empowered by women and for women. it affords them an opportunity to build a business that's rewarding while have significant social impact. >> reporter: over 100 beauty consultants have joined her in washington, in an effort to
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lobby congress for more restrictive laws governing the beauty industry. >> we held hundreds of meetings with members of congress and sent over 80,000 e-mails and texts. >> reporter: on top of running her own company, renfrew is also a wife and a very involved mother of three. >> so many women i talk to think that's not possible, to be doing all of that simultaneously. >> i say, you've got this. you can do this. i think one of the things that we're most challenged with, as women, i do it myself, every day. i'm sure you do, at times, as well. i doubt myself. >> reporter: breaking into an industry built around beauty secrets, renfrew has discovered the power of transparency and her own voice. >> i think that we're in an exciting moment in time when women feel they are able to use their voices. they can vote with their wallets. they can speak up on things they're passionate about and they can be part of, moving us forward to a better place.
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>> she is heading back to washington next week with more than 100 beauty counter representatives to push for more regulations in the beauty industry. more than 1,400 beauty counter reps will be hosting meetings with members of congress and parliament. they are a fired-up group. really empowered. >> i like how there's an entrepreneurial aspect to it. >> new mary kay and new avon. >> if you have not bought her book yet, you should. head to it makes you feel better when you read it. >> i'm thinking how much i love you guys. >> we love you. coming up next, great getaways you can afford. we're going to find last-minute bargains onpring break s
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welcome back. we have been talking about and dreaming about spring break a lot. if you have not made your plans yet, don't worry, there's time
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to book a fun and affordable getaway. we have some last-minute tips and trips. good morning. >> good morning. >> what are your strategies? it is a little late in the game. but who doesn't want to be on spring break right now? >> there's always ways to get great deals. the first thing i would say, everyone thinks they have to leave, on that saturday, get that flight. you're going to pay more to leave the weekend. why not move your trip, leave on the tuesday, allocate the same budget, and splurge a little more. shorter trip, better value. >> better hotel, maybe. >> upgrade, do it that way. the way the travel industry works, if you'ring booking at the last minute, the package deals might be cheaper than the flight alone. always check that. the little tab on the websites, great deal. >> look for new hotels or airbnb. >> new hotels want reviews if they haven't had guests.
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and airbnb relies on people traveling to rent their homes. people traveling are more likely to list their home. >> your last trip, choose a city. go to the city instead of the beach? >> when you think of spring break, you think beach. but why not flip around and say, i wanted to see a great show on broadway, i'll go to new york city. >> good idea. you have a few destinations. new orleans is at the top of your list. >> this year, it's the city to visit. it's the 300th anniversary of new orleans. what an amazing place. we have a great hotel there called the drifter. it's in mid city. it's a funky revivalist motel from the '50s that's been renovated. it has a great pool with a disco ball. >> i like that. >> it's a hip place to say. and it's a nice reminder that new orleans has a young energy. >> new orleans, great. the hotel has offers right now? >> all the hotels we're talking about, you can get a room under
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200 bucks a night. >> dial now. next one, jackson hole, wyoming. >> it's bad weather out there right now. but if you think of good cold weather destinations. >> it's beautiful, jackson hole. >> not just for skiing. you can go to grand tetons. the anvil is a hipster hotel. the food and beverage run the bar here. there's a real young energy. >> and jackson hole is a cute town. there's lots of things to do. >> even if you're not a skier, you can hike. it's a great american west destination. >> what if i'm a beach person? >> port uerto vallarta is a perennial. we hear from the readers they love puerto vallarta. in march, average high is 81 degrees. we have a lovely marriott on the beach. you walk from the pool to the ocean, across the beach.
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>> i love that. >> who would argue? >> they have deals under 200 bucks. >> everything we're talking about is well within reach. under $200. you picture yourself there and you can afford it. >> and finally, new port, rhode island, which is beautiful. >> the mansions, the cliff walks. the reason i would send you to newport is a family destination. there's a great hotel there called gurney's. a new hotel surrounded by the water. phenomenal kids club. baking cookies, decorating them. >> it's cold this time of year there. >> exactly. but you're going to get a lovely beach destination. great for the whole family. >> mark, thank you. great ideas. coming up next, our pal sunny's first week in studio 1a. we're going to catch up with his adorable brothers and sisters coast-to-coast. coast-to-coast. firs
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and we are back with "today puppy." sunny wraps up his first week as a member of our family. >> when he entered our studio, his brothers and sisters were behind him in cuteness overload. the rest of the litter makes up our class of 2019. they will be raised at local stations around the country. they all have new homes, these little guys, and new names, too. nbc 10 boston named their puppy, brady, which is no surprise, after tom brady. in baltimore, viewers chose camd camden, their puppy is named after oriole park at camden yards. >> izzy's new home is atlanta. she was named after the 1996 olympic mascot. >> and on the west coast, los angeles named their puppy with a purpose zuma.
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and sunny, shining bright, he's been here a few days and he is making each morning a happier one. >> he's asleep. >> everybody ready to meet the new puppy? okay. let's open the door and see our new puppy. >> hey. >> oh. >> oh. >> hi. >> hello. >> wait a minute. >> there's more. >> that's our boy in the orange. all these other little puppies, the rest of the litter, are going to go to nbc local stations around the country. >> you're kidding. ours is so cute. i can't handle it. >> all right. more than 23,000 of you have spoken. and our puppy's name is, drumroll, please, sunny. >> oh, sunny. >> how are you? ♪ ♪ wasting away in margaritavi e margaritaville ♪ ♪ >> sunny is a little freaked out by the crowd.
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look at that. ♪ >> we have a very, and i mean very, special guest who wants to come give him a warm welcome. >> who? >> charlie. >> oh. ♪ >> wait a minute, this is awesome. >> let's get a check of the weather. will it be sunny? >> it will always be sunny now. >> love this kid. ♪ >> what a week it's been. olivia is here. she's sunny's trainer at the guide dog foundation. oh, my god. it's been such a fun week. but is he already getting trained at this young age? >> believe it or not, yes. we do fun learning games for him. and the thing we're going to introduce to him over the weekend, is how to come running when he hears the sound of a whistle. this is useful for somebody who is blind or visually impaired. you can imagine, if the dog is in the yard, for example, they
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can't see the dog to go get the dog. he needs to come running to the sound of the whistle. that's what he's going to learn this weekend. >> he's getting trained. he's a basebally. he baby. i see him sleeping. >> absolutely. any games we have are fun and not stressful. >> how do you take on this training? here we are at the beginning again. >> as you saw with charlie, my dog is very cyclic, but it's not repetitive. i love getting to know the different puppies. >> can you tell this dog has a different personality than charlie? >> they're all different. i think the name fits him because he's a bright, happy boy. >> is it startling to be in this environment, the "today" show every day, and the camera? >> to be a good dog, you need good nature and good nurture. we're going to nurture him along
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and give him everything he needs to be ready to go. >> he seems really nice. great temperament. >> chill. totally chill. >> does he go home with you? >> he does. he lives with me. >> what's he like at home? >> he is exactly like he is here, where he has moments of being superactive and crazy fun. and then, just -- >> congreks right out. >> yes. >> it's great to have you and sunny back. we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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she's published 13 books. selma alexander, celebrating 100 years. former runway model from right here in new york. she says the secret to longevity is having a positive attitude. happy 100th birthday to john. served his country in world war ii. ann ned ly of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. metan the love of her life on t dance floor. and r.j.e. whitaker, 100. i like that chapeau. nothing he wouldea rather do th cheer on t the dallas cowboys. happy 100th birthday to marcella of new york. a proud grandma excited to celebrate the big day with her whole family. there you have it. >> awesome. the gang is all here. we have sheinelle and willie with what's coming up on "weekend today." sheinelle, you first. >> tomorrow, everything you need to know to get ready for the oscars, including predictions on who will and should win.
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plus, what will make the oscars stand out. i amou flying out. i need you to make sure the weather gods -- >> you'll beod fun. >> wefu pick it up on oscar sunday. in the middle of the "black panther" phenomenon, we have black panter. he sat down for the interview and took a deep breath. he said, is this what the beatles felt like when they came to new york. he is in the middle of this incredible ride as the movie gets towards $1 billion in the box office. a thoughtful guy. you'llgu enjoy it on sunday. >> thank you so much. . "megyn kelly today" is up next. first, a check of the local news, your weather after these messages. >> have a great weekend. >> have a good weekend. i )m -
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a development this morning - in the recent violent threats made good morning. it's 8:56. a development this morning in the recent violent threats made against elementary schools in san jose's alum rock district. police now say investigators figured out who was behind those threats and it's a 12-year-old girl. those threats hinted at violence against alum rock elementary schools and were posted earlier this week on twitter. two nights ago, the superintendant advised parents there was no real danger and police officers say they haven't
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taken the girl into custody but the investigation is ongoing. happening now, we have a crew reaching out to school leaders trying to learn more from police about that threat and that 12-year-old girl. we have a live report coming up in our midday newscast. you can also link to the back story on our homepage. and the bay area is drying out this morning after one of the heaviest storms so far this season. some areas got two to three inches of rain. there are more scattered showers on tap between now and tomorrow. and some heavier bands a little bit later today. you can find the latest on our homepage. you can also sign up for alerts with our nbc bay area app. and getting to lake tahoe today could be a challenge for anyone planning to drive there. blizzard conditions overnight shut down interstate 80. you can follow mike inouye on twitter for more.the weekend--
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we )ll track how much the storms have helped our local reservoirs. plus- the today show )s savannah guthrie joins us live ahead of a big charity match in san jose. monday from 4:30 to 7.
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. [ applause ] good morning, everyone. good morning. welcome. i'm megyn kelly. this week, we have been looking at stories of addiction. today, one that hits home for so many family iesfamilies, that's to opioids. it's nuts in this country, isn't it? raven mason and tesla smith were not just addicted to drugs, they were also pregnant. thinking no one would ever give them a chance, they found hope in an unlikely source, a tough as nails tennessee judge. watch. >> this was my first bedroom here in the house. >> reporter: the first time raven mason walked into this room, she had nowhere else to go. >> i was very


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