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wet snow which would bring down your visibility as you're trying to make it home from work. so we want everyone to be very careful. >> download the nbc 10 app. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. good morning. coast-to-coast wild weather. a powerful nor'easter slamming tens of millions from maryland to maine. flooding, fierce winds and heavy snow. leading to a nasty commute, with flights canceled nationwide. and outest, mudslide fears force an emergency evacuation of 30,000 people overnight. we'll cover it all live. nbc 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 with trump and the
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nra. did the president change his mind? what the nra is saying this morning, as more companies join the growing crackdown on gun sales. aly raisman sues the olympic 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 hassed a an eventful first week. we get him ready for his big e adventure, 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 hitti inting us he new york. >> it's going to get worse as the day goes on.
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>> it's a nor'easter. it's our top toir. a mix of everything. it will impact tens of millions. 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. >> 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 is pounding the east coast. the nor'easter, making for a dangerous morning compute. >> the recommendation is that
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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 could created challenges for all of us. people should be careful. >> reporter: the real concern, flooding, with the long-lasting storm continuing through high tides. >> if we go through two or three tight sakele cycles, with the t tepids to raise 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. our live truck almost went
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underwater. our engineer swam out to the truck to save it. there's a possibility this storm could be worse. with winds up to 70 miles per hour, the first test will be the high tide this morning at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll be watching. the intensity is causing major travel problems. flights are canceled nationwide. stephanie gas is at the airport. how is it looking? >> reporter: there's far fewer travelers than you would see on 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 while, they had to secure some of the cranes here because they
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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 fr from yesterday. they're in the hundreds. 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 then boston logan that will 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. along the coast, 34 million
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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 high up into canada. heavy gusting winds and strong snow bands inland into the coast. you see the rains start to taper off. but the pounding waves along the coast, the wind and the snow will continue. into saturday, the rain ends but the winds will continue, as will all that surf. we have high wind warnings and watches right now, for 61 million people, from new england all the way to northern georgia. 35-mile-per-hour to 55-mile-per-hour wind gusts. coastal gusts up to 65 miles per
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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 arirport delays up ad 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. steve patterson is in montecito for us there. what's the latest? >> reporter: the storm is slamming into us with rainfall intensifying by the minute. this is tens of thousands of residents were asked to leave overnight. all now bracing for the worst.
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>> we're wishing a mandatory evacuation order, effective immediately. >> 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: 30,000 people have been ordered to evacuate, from parts of santa barbara county, including montecito, where 20 people were killed after mudslides swept through the area. two bodies were never found. >> this storm is not expected to be as powerful as the one we experienced on january 9th, there's a risk for dangerous flash flooding, mud 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 want everyone to be safe and to tbe out of harm's way. >> reporter: forecasters say the brunt of this storm is starting right now, in fact. but they say the rainfall could persist through the weekend, all increasing the chances of more of the dangerous debris. >> 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 have said this is a declaration of a new cold war. are we in a new arms race right now? >> translator: those that said a cold war has started, is
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propaganda. if you want to talk about an arms race, the arms race happened when the u.s. opted out of the ballistic missile treaty. >> some believe you tested it and it's failed. that's why you only showed animations of it today and have not produced actual videos. >> translator: are you talking about icbms? >> yes. the one you claim renders defense systems useless. >> translator: every weapon avoids a missile defense system. >> you tested it? >> translator: the tests were excellent. some have to be fine-tuned and worked on. some are battle-ready. >> do you have a workable icbm that's powered by nukes that you have tested successfully? >> translator: all of the tests were successful. each of the weapons system is at
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a different stage of readinesre. one is in combat duty. some of them we are still working on. we have no doubt we will get there. >> you say you're going to use these weapons, nuclear-powered weapons if russia or its alleys come under attack. any attack or 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 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. >> 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 meeting with the nra, could that all be changing? peter alexander is at the white house with this story.
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>> reporter: good morning. after 24 hours where 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 a late-night powwow here 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 support second amendment, support strong due process and don't want gun control. that is a different spin on the president's words from one day earlier, when he indicated he supported confiscated firearms from those deemed a danger from
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society. >> take the guns first, go through due process second. >> reporter: also this morning, another one of president trump's top aides may 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 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 michael flynn who resigned after 24 days in office, swept up in the russia investigation, now cooperating with robert mueller. all of it punctuating a chaotic
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week. inside the white house two people close to the president say the president is angry and depress depressed after the abrupt r resignation of hope hicks. >> i miss every one of you every day. the last thing i wanted to do was walk away from one of the great honors of my life, being the secretary of homeland security. but i did something wrong and god punished me, i guess. >> reporter: president trump up early on twitter, defending his announced plan to propose step new after ttariffs on steel and aluminum brought into the u.s. the president is also lashing out at a familiar target, alec baldwin. president trump tweeting, alec wald bin, whose dying, mediocre career whose career was saved by
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playing me. those forced to watch, bring back daryl hammond, funnier and a greater talent. a lot on the president's mind this morning. back to you. >> peter, thanks. also breaking this morning, gymnastics star, aly raisman, has brought a lawsuit against the olympic committee. >> this was much on the minds of former winter olympians i spoke with in pyeongchang. they want more done to protect athletes from abuse. aly raisman is joining michaeck 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 committee and usa gymnastics.
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she claims that the ioc 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: she says she suffered years of abuse, and called for an inspect investigation of ioc and usa gymnastics. the u.s. olympic committee forced the entire usa gymnastics board to resign. >> the moment of reckoning that we are experiencing in the
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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 blockman, stepped down, citing health concerns. while the usoc hasn't placed a timeline on its investigation, raisman addressing her lawsuit in a statement. saying, 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 inspe independent investigation launched by the usoc. the independent is the key aspect to gain trust of
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independent athletes and fans. on thursday, a michigan gymnast became the first male victim by dr. larry nassar. we're going to turn to mr. roker for 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. it's bone-dry there. sunshine through the gulf. sunshine through the gulf. 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 i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. we do have first alert in effect for the entire area until tomorrow morning. you want to be careful today with coastal flooding expected, heavy amounts of snow, and the possibility of rain switchover to wet snow bringing us whiteout conditions over your evening commute. wind gustess will quickly blow to over 50 miles per hour and stay that way throughout the day. >> 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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good morning, i'm tracy davidson. 7:26 and we are focused on this powerful storm. first alert meteorologist brittney shipp has an update. >> as you're heading out you're already seeing rainfall. we're also seeing really strong winds picking up. the other part of this story is the cold air that's going to work in on the backside of this system. it's already bringing snow to the poconos. we're starting to see rain change over from rain to wet snow even in parts of allentown and wilmington. rain coming down in philadelphia. moderate downpours just through the south through washington. and what we will see as we go through our afternoon and evening those wind speeds, we're
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expecting wind speeds between 50 to 70 miles per hour, coastal flooding, heavy amounts of snow. this is nap shot of 95 right at girard avenue. our live camera here showing you the traffic headed into the center city, philadelphia. going pretty slowly. look at your average speeds. it's average 35 miles per hour. this is route 30 where we're seeing a similar situation there as in new jersey. >> you can track today's major storm right along with the nbc 10 first alert weather team. download our free app to get alerts about your worth in your neighborhood. you can track conditions hour by hour and get updated forecasts and warning. and we'll have another update on-air in 25 minutes. thanks for watching.
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heergs a check of our headlines. >> storm on the east coast, with coast ool flooding. >> delays are getting stronger by the second. woornings for 80 million people. >> hows rush to evacuate their homes on the west coast, ahead of another dangerous storm. a new arms race? vladimir putin defending his nuclear capabilities in an
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exclusive interview, explaining why russia proudly put it 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, it is a threat to the 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 promise to raise salaries. log jam. a truck driver goes to a hospital after logs from another truck slam through his windshield. the driver is expected to be okay. ben carson cancels an order for a $30,000 dining room set after intense backlash.
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today, 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 movement. how will that come out on the red carpet? natalie has all of that. >> reporter: this morning, these award shows are as much about the awards as the growns and the 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 dreamt about the snafu when they were given the wrong envelope. leading to new security measures to prevent any envelope mixups. but it's the #timesup movement that's stolen this awards
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system. >> times up, on discrimination and harassment in the workplace. >> reporter: producers were hoping to honor the movement. we're trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment. 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 seacrest also under scrutiny, with some speculating that stars may avoid him on the red carpet. seacrest denied allegations and was cleared of any misconduct during an investigation for e! his co-host, kelly ripa, showing her support on their morning show, "live." >> what an easy, professional, great person you are. i feel lucky to work with you every day. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence
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weighing in on the howard stern show, couldn't say if she would avoid seacrest on sunday. >> i'm not a judge. i'm not a jury. that's where this stuff gets tricky. >> reporter: as for the actual awards, vying for best picture, "the shape of water," leading the pack with 13 nominations. followed by "dunkirk" and the dark dramedy "three billboards." it is up to top acti ining hono. "get out's" jordan peele is the first african-american to be nominated for best director and screenplay in the same year. >> i have no money to spare. >> reporter: and 88-year-old christopher plummer, who replaced kevin spacey in "all the much in the world," is the oldest actor ever to score a nomination. one star opting out of this
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year's show, casey affleck. you remember he won best actor last year. traditionally he would present the best actress prize. he has chosen not to attend after reports of him of settling sexual harassment lawsuits in the past. i'll be covering the red carpet and have it for you on monday morning. >> we'll look forward to that. more on the oscars later told on "access hollywood." let's go to al and check the weather. >> talking about the west coast and a big event for the west coast in the next six months. this is the latest high-tech satellite launch that will park itself and look down at the west coast, providing better data and a forecasting capabilities. however, it's not going to get up there in time to talk about this storm that's coming into southern california and parts of the rockies, as well, bringing snow and heavy rain. we're worried about mudslides and debris flows. here's the storm. we have blizzard warnings for parts of the sierra. rain and mountain snows in the
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basin areas. and in southern california, we're going to look at heavy rain. that's 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. snowfall, wow. some of the snowpacks we're talking five feet of snow in the upper elevations. but generally, about a foot to two feet. we're going to get -- i'm sorry. that's what's ing on around go i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. we do have a first alert in effect for the entire area until tomorrow morning. you want to be very careful today with a coastal storm bringing us 50 to 70 mile per hour wind gusts. coastal flooding is expected, and heavy rain switching over to wet snow bringing us whiteout conditions over your commute.
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>> 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 43 degrees, 50 degrees warmer
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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 be thinner and more broken apart
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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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special welcome home. kerry sanders is in parkland, again, for us this morning. hey, kerry. >> reporter: good morning. when this first happened, 17 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 door was jammed. sadly, another girl who passed away was on the other side and i
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could not get it open. >> 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. he gave sergeant heinrich a complete prescription 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
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kyle and everyone else that day. 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. he has 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 will be 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. >> the words, 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
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five minutes before 8:00. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. we want to continue to update you throughout the day on this major coastal storm. brittney? >> that's right a major coastal storm that's going to bring a lot of impacts in our area with wind speeds reaching anywhere from 50 to 70 miles per hour. dangerous travel as rain starts to switchover to wet snow which would even cause whiteout conditions for the commute. take a look at our wind gusts. by 10:00 a.m. up to 50 miles per hour for philadelphia stretching all along the shore. and closer to 60 miles per hour for parts of philadelphia. this is at 3:00. so this is what you're going to be up against as uget ready to head home. these wind gusts and either rain
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or wet snow. so stay careful out there today, guys. >> all right,s let's talk about getting out the door. katey zachary just tweeted out an accident because of wet roads. >> actually this is our camera just north of where the crash happened. specifically the happened at greenwood avenue, but this is our camera just a few blocks from there at easton road. because of that the right lanes are blocked because of that crash. 37 minutes it's taking you to go southbound between woodhaven and the vine. weather causing there this morning. 150 flights or more out of philadelphia have been canceled so far. some airlines can looking to waive the fees.
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we'll have another update in 25 minutes blch
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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 at the pool on vacation. >> what if i told you that's not the hotel wi-fi and our security expert can monitor everything you're goidoing on your phone. and sunny's outlook. after his first week in studio 1a, we find out what's next for our puppy with a purpose and
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check in with his brothers and sisters coast-to-coast, to see how they're adjusting to their new homes today, friday, march 2nd, 2018. ♪ >> i beat cancer and i'm celebrating my 37th birthday on "today." >> hi to all our friends and family back home in sweet home alabama. >> it may be pouring rain. >> but our forecast is looking -- >> sunny. >> we came here from nashville to celebrate -- >> -- our 25th anniversary. hi, kids. >> big shoutout to the university of tennessee in chattanooga. >> hi, grandma and grandpa at lake michigan. >> we're on the "today" show. >> we love our crowd every day. but we love a crowd that will stand in the pouring rain and sleet. thank you to them. >> hats off to everybody who is
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out there. >> keep your at hat on. it's really raining hard. we are going to begin with just that. if you're getting rain or snow, or something between, you're going to see a lot of it. millions of americans face the threat of flooding and wind damage. our coverage begins with dylan dreyer in pasten f eboston for . >> reporter: it is wet here in boston. winds are gusting up to 50 miles per hour, and they could get as high as 70 miles per hour during the height of the storm. inland areas could see a foot of snow. 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. the biggest threat along the coast will be for coastal flooding, as this northeast wind pushes the water onshore, especially during the time of high tide. we could see significant
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flooding. this whole area was flooded out really bad back in january in the storm. 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 occurring during high tide this morning. but the threat continuing until saturday, at least. everybody wonders where the storm is going. al is here with the update on the path and where it's likely to cause the biggest problems. hey, al. >> right now, we have winter storm warnings and advisories. and we have flood watches for 34 million people along the new england coast. you can see how widespread the system is. and the winds will be a big deal. 45-mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston. and during the evening, the winds are just going to get stronger. we could see gusts up to 75 miles per hour as this system gets wound up and heads into new england.
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this is 6:00 saturday, still winds of 31 in boston, 34 in ocean city, 34 in norfolk. rainfall amounts, hourly rates of half an inch to an inch per hour. cape cod could see four inches of rain. as far as snowfall is concerned, the heaviest snow from pennsylvania to new york. albany, 8 to 12 inches. the catskill mountains could see upwards of 30 inches of snow, guys. >> all right, al, thank you so much. 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 trigger would get that
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kind of response. >> any attack? >> translator: we have two reasons that we would respond using our nuclear weapons. first is a nuclear attack against us, or an attack against the russian federation using conventional weapons. if this case, if it's a threat to the existence of the russian state. >> putin told megyn the talk of a new arms race comes from people who do propaganda, not analysis. we have an important consumer alert. instant pot is recalling some of its electric multicookers. they have a defect that can make them overheat and melt on the underside. the company says it's received 100 complaints of overheating, including 5 where there was minor property damages. there was no injuries. the recall covered certain lots. the model was sold only at walmart stores. if you have one, you should unplug it and take it back for a
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replacement. after a week of mourning and solemn funeral services, for the reverend billy graham today. craig melvin is there in charlotte, north carolina, where final preparations are under way. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. reverend graham will be laid to rest behind me, in a noon service. i grew up about an hour south of here. and i remember vividly being a little boy, going to a stadium in columbia, south carolina, with my grandmother and watching reverend graham giving one of his crusades. he has been known as america's pastor. and today, his final crusade. >> reporter: people will honor to honor the reverend billy graham. the funeral will feature songs and scripture chosen by graham himself. his children are expected to speak in front of 2,000 invited
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guests, among them president trump and vice president pence. the service coming after a week of mourning. graham's enormous influence remembered in washington, d.c., where he became the first private citizen since rosa parks to lie in honor at the capitol. his casket, 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 televangeli televangelist. in 2005, i witnessed history, covering graham's final crusade in new york city. >> i will always pray for new york. >> reporter: somewhat frail but still firing. he urged tens of thousands to reflect, repent and develop a relationship with jesus christ. >> you have to come by faith of christ. >> reporter: in death, his funeral is a chance 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 will be laid to rest next to his wife, ruth, in a prayer garden behind me. his children, including his grandchildren, will be serving as his pal belbearers, today. >> thank you, craig. 8:08. let's get a "morning boost." >> we have a story about a baby
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these special nature valley boxes support the national park foundation. look at that little snowfall on new york city. let's talk about spring break. let's talk about warmer places. "rossen reports" is here. when you're on vacation, you figure that the wi-fi at the hotel is safe. huh-uh. turns out hackers have new ways to steal your information. >> jeff rossen is here to show us all this. hey there, jeff. >> reporter: more good news. you check into your hotel and the first thing you do is this. you get on your phone and try to get on the wi-fi. and you look for the wi-fi network that resembles your hotel name. you assume it's safe. hackers are imitating the wi-fi at your hotel to steal your data. and they have new tricks to make it tougher to spot.
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we're going to show you how they do it and how to protect your privacy. >> it's scary. >> reporter: it seems innocent enough. hotel wi-fi that looks like the real deal. >> it makes me feel violated. >> reporter: in reality, it's a trap. hackers creating free wi-fi that looks like your hotel. you log in and they steal your information. how fast can you become a victim? we're poolside in cancun, 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 ? >> reporter: you're on your
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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 coming down. in fact, as we come down to the
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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 srts ofouthern california. . . . i'm first alert meteorologist, brittney shipp. we have a first alert in effect for the entire area. be very careful today with a coastal storm bringing us 50 to 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts. heavy mountain snow and the possibility of rain slipping over to wet snow bringing us
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whiteout conditions over your evening commute. wind gust will quickly go to 50 miles an hour as early as 10:00 a.m. make sure you stick with nbc 10 for your updates. >> 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. you want to go?
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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 ag good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we have issued a first alert. let's get to brittney shipp with your most accurate forecast. >> this is a dynamic storm we are going to be watching all day. it is going to continue to shift. like the heavy rain, that is going to happen throughout the rest of the day. damaging winds kick up. that's going to happen in our late morning hours. we are talking wind gusts up to 50, 60 miles per hour lasting until saturday morning. we could see whiteout conditions as rain turns to wet snow. happening over this evening into tonight. coastal flooding is expected between saturday at 8:00 a.m. and saturday evening. here is a look at the breakdown
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as we go through the morning. increased visibility. be careful on the roads. >> nathank you, britney. a lot of volume on 95. i can see it on the monitor, katy. things are really crawling between woodhaven ad the vine street expressway. average speed in the low 20s right now. it is preelly jureally just vol. the residual on the roads from the rain. you can track today's storms along with the nbc 10 first alert weather team. download the app to get alerts about weather and you can track the conditions hour by hour and get updated forecasts and warnings. another update in less than a half hour. the "today" show continues in minutes. we'll see you then.
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♪ 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 with $150 of fitness classes.
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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. gusty winds and coast at
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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 way to t i'm first alert meteorologist, brittney shipp. we do have a first alert in effect for the entire area until tomorrow morning. you want to be very careful today with a coastal storm bringing us 50 to 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts. a possibility of wet snow over the night. wind gusts will quickly balloon to 50 miles an hour as early as 10:00 a.m. and stay that strong throughout the day. make sure you stick with nbc 10 for your updates.
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>> you know, we want to make sure everybody who has been soo 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 products into people's hands.
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>> 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 ingredients.
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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 lobby congress for more
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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. >> she is heading back to
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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 on spring bak vacatireon
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oh, manatees. aka "the sea cow"" oh! there's one. manatees in novelty ts? surprising. what's "come at me bro?" it's something you say to a friend. what's not surprising? how much money matt saved by switching to geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. 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 to book a fun and affordable
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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 200 bucks a night.
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>> 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. >> i love that.
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>> 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.
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and we are back with "today
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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. and sunny, shining bright, he's
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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. look at that. ♪
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>> 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 can't see the dog to go get the
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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.
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hello, peco. hi. can you help me save on my energy bill? old appliances. like a hot water heater? it's around here somewhere. nope. nope.
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what is this thing? sir, have you looked in the basement? huh. oh, yeah. no wonder. it was hidden behind all of my free weights. if you're not an expert, peco can help. we have lots of ways to help you save energy and money. peco. the future is on. all right. let's round out the week with some birthdays. i did just put a tic tac in. >> where am i looking? >> i don't know. >> how about over here. >> just name some folks. >> friends at smucker's ready to help us celebrate nice folks. happy birthday to bernice, an author from palm beach, florida. she started writing in her 80s. she's published 13 books. selma alexander, celebrating 100
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years. a 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. met the love of her life on the dance floor. and j.e. whitaker, 100. i like that chapeau. nothing he would rather do than cheer on 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. plus, what will make the oscars
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stand out. i am flying out. i need you to make sure the weather gods -- >> you'll be fun. >> we 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'll 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.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it is gloomy out there. let's get right to brittney shipp with your forecast. we are going to see extremely strong wind gusts, dangerously strong, up to 50 miles per hour by 11:00 a.m. in philadelphia. up to 44 in avalon.
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up to 50 in rehoboth. we will be seeing rain or wet snow depending on where you are. we are already seeing cold air working in the back of the system. it is giving us snow in the poconos. a mix in the lehigh valley. parts of redding switching over to wet snowfall. this will be the trend for the rest of the day. be really careful as you head home from work. >> all of this weather will have an effect on the roads. let's check in with katy zach przachry. >> there is some moisture on the camera and still some slight ponding on the roads. let's take a look at our camera in pennsylvania. this is a look at 476, the blue route, at ridge pike. we are seeing extra volume coupled with slower speeds. if you are going southbound
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between the turnpike and 76, your speeds are considerably lower. vai? >> you can track today's major storm along with the nbc 10's first alert weather team. download the nbc 10 weather app to get alerts about weather and track the conditions hour by hour and get updated forecasts and warningsme and warnings. have a great day and weekend! be careful.
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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? ven 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 broken. i was really


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