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>> especially for the commuters. that's what's happening "today in the bay." the "today" show's coverage picks up in brussels. good morning. breaking news. faces of evil. belgian officials say two brothers carried out suicide bombings on the brussels airport and subway system. a third unidentified attacker also dead. yet another suspect, so-called man in white, and possible bomb maker with ties to the paris massacre is on the run. s\ . with raids throughout the city today. wednesday, march 23rd, 2016. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," terror in brussels. with matt lauer in brussels, belgium, and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in
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rockefeller plaza. >> reporter: and good morning, everyone. welcome to this special split edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's 7:00 on the west coast. i'm here in brussels and savannah is back in studio 1a. we've been seeing a lot of very touching sites around the city this morning. a growing memorial to the victims. this one near the belgian stock exchange. there was a moment of silence earlier this morning as the people of this city and this country and really all of europe still try to get their arms around what has been happening. by the way, savannah, we do have breaking news on the investigation. we now know the names of some, some of the suspected bombers. two of them are brothers, khalid and ibrahim el bakraoui. khalid blew himself up on a metro train behind me here. his brother detonated one of the bombs that went off at the airport. now the man seen on the left in this surveillance photo has not yet been identified.
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the one on the report record tedly is najim laachraouilaachr. he was wanted in connection with the paris attacks. raids are being conducted all throughout the city. one led to the discovery of what they're describing as a bomb making factory. it's inspiring solidarity and unity around the world. back in the united states some icahns have been lit in belgium's national colors. black, yellow and red. keir simmons joins me in brussels. >> reporter: good morning. that news you've been describing, in particular two of the suicide bombers were brothers. it will add to the disbelief here. already there was a sense of fear since the paris attacks, now there is a sense that europe is under attack. in europe's rain soaked capitol this morning, soldiers
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questioning commuters searching bags outside the subway. today just going to work is an act of defiance. >> frightening? >> yes. yes. absolutely. yes. >> you're still determined to get to work? >> yes. i have to. >> we cannot give in to fear. it's pointless. we have to show that we can go on. >> reporter: on the same streets an urgent manhunt to find killers who struck in the name of isis. the man in the middle identified as inbrahim bakraoui, one of the two brothers who died. the suicide bomber on the left still unidentified. each man wearing a glove on only one hand. investigators working to establish exactly why. transporting their suitcase bombs to the airport in a taxi. the man with them now wanted by police. there are many questions this morning. how the killers so easily entered the airport. smoke filling the check-in area. a mother crying in fear.
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the third on the metro at maelbeek in brussels. the subway cars doors blown out. escaping along the track and going along the tunnels screaming. there are some answers. in schaerbeek just outside of brussels, they found a make shift bomb according to the federal prosecutors, ingredients for explosives and an isis flag. nbc news reporting they have found additional suitcase bombings, but there is mounting criticism of the intelligence agency failing to prevent this attack. overnight we crossed european borders with ease. we just crossed the border. if the suspects wanted to escape to another part of europe, they might just get into a car and drive. among the injured, three american missionaries from utah. while this kentucky couple justin and stephanie shults are missing.
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their names are not on any lists. jeff slaughter was at the airport just dropped off by a friend when the bombs went off. >> i saw this big, bright yellow light followed by a huge explosion. and i was just stunned. >> reporter: this morning he is wearing the same clothes. he left his bags behind when he fled in terror. >> reporter: the french prime minister saying this morning that they want to destroy our way of life saying that europe has closed its eyes to extremism. all of this, matt, has the potential to change the way folks back in the states view europe. >> reporter: may have already happened that way. thank you, keir. good to have you here. as the hunt for more potential suspects intensifies, what are we now learning about the attackers who have been identified and their suspected ties to isis? nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has that part of the story. hi, bill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we've just had an update from belgian prosecutors.
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it's not clear, this was a terror gang of four, three are dead, one is on the run. the biggest bomb at the airport exploded late killing no one. the death toll there could have been so much higher and it's quite clear this isis plot was much bigger, much deadlier than the police ever understood. brussels, the capitol of europe, awoke this morning to a manhunt after a massacre. this is the prime target, najim laachraoui, a 24-year-old belgian who eluded police for months, escaping after the attacks in paris. he and ibrahim bakraoui seen here with new images from the airport are wheeling their suitcase bombs just minutes before bakraoui blew himself up. he was from brussels and had a long criminal record. the man on the left, another suicide bomber, is still unidentified. prosecutors say a third bomb here detonated late luckily injuring no one. it had more explosives inside
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than the other two. laachraoui fled with escaping passengers, but an hour later bakraoui's brother khalid blew himself up inside the metro train. police have begun gathering bags of debris from the attack searching for clues to how the bombs were made. they believe there may be a single bomb maker behind the attacks in brussels and paris. >> very alarming to find out how many people are involved in this. >> reporter: late yesterday police helicopters and snipers honed in on a home in brussels where it thought some of the men were based. they've now searched it, led to the address by a cab driver who had taken three men with heavy suitcases to the airport. there have been other raids, other arrests, but so far no one has been charged as an accomplice. belgian troops are on the streets protecting key locations. metro stations are open again but people are being searched as they go in. this is a very nervous city.
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last week police arrested saleh abdeslam, who took part in the paris massacres at a brussels apartment rented by one of yesterday's bombers. it's now clear they are all part of the same isis cell. his arrest triggered their plans to attack brussels. there is evidence of that. there was a police raid here in the district at schaerbeek last night. this is where they found the bomb making factory. in a trash can over there they also found a computer with what they describe as ibrahim bakraoui's last will in which he suggests they launched their attack because they worried they might be arrested. there were, he said, police searches everywhere. those searches continued. they're hunting for one man, maybe for more. back to you, matt. >> reporter: bill, it would be welcome news to a lot of people around here. bill neely, thank you very much. now a chilling account of the
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attack at the airport in brussels. american consultant jeff hoffman was living here and was dropping off his girlfriend when the bombs went off. we talked to jeff yesterday. we're happy to have you, sherene, with us as well? >> i'm doing okay. >> reporter: a little shaken as well? >> yeah. yeah. i don't think that's going to go away any time soon. >> reporter: we talked yesterday, you were so articulate in describing what you went through. i got the sense you were in shock a little bit yesterday. have you come to terms with other emotions in the last 18 hours? >> you know, it's -- it's -- it's funny. i don't think there's been too much to come to terms with because i think i woke up this morning and it was, okay, that happened. we were uninjured. we got out. and consequently personally i kind of move on from that. all the what ifs and questions you can ask yourself, i don't. >> reporter: sherene, your boyfriend described dropping you off, standing outside the departure terminal when the first blast went off. what do you remember about it?
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>> i think the last thing of the old normal, he handed me my baggage tickets. i was about to -- i turned to look at him and he smiled his old grin and then i can remember it was like a whirlwind. it was almost kind of like a tornado going off behind him. stuff flying. i felt it before i heard it. and i still didn't know what was going on. i didn't really understand what was going on until he came towards me. i thought, an accident happened. i don't know. it was pretty clear after seeing the terror on his face that that wasn't an accident. >> reporter: i have to say that watching the video is hard enough but there have been portions of the video that we've listened to the audio of and hearing the screaming, hearing one young child calling mommy, mommy, mommy, were you aware of the sounds going on around you as well? >> for me, after the -- after the first explosion, which i turned to, there was a lot of screaming. and i don't think i really was able to filter through and hear specific sounds. the unsettling thing for me personally was after the second
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explosion was actually dead silence. we talked about that yesterday. that was the most unnerving part because in an incident like that you almost expect that you would hear police activity, people shouting, and it was quite literally, if i can kind of compare it to anything, it was almost as if everyone was gone in a moment. we were at the -- the people around us, i was crouched in front of the counter, she was behind the counter. it left me feeling exposed in a way. >> reporter: i don't want to bring up a difficult subject. it's always difficult. you were on your way home. >> yes. >>. >> reporter: i'm assuming you're still trying to get home. that would require going back to the airport and boarding a flight. how do you feel about that? >> he says everything is going to be okay so i want to believe him. i don't really ever want to step foot back there again but i need to get home so i'm going to do what i have to do.
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it's going to be difficult but i'll be brave, i guess, be strong. i mean, i'm lucky enough to be able to go home and get to see my family and a lot of people aren't that lucky. i try to keep telling myself that. don't think about it as you're going back to a terrible place, you're going home. >> reporter: nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: jeff, thank you again. >> thank you. >> reporter: thank you so much. >> matt, thank you so much. as you would expect here at home, security is being stepped up at airports, train and subway stations across the country in response to what we saw happen in brussels yesterday. nbc's pete williams is at union station in washington, d.c., this morning. train station there. pete, good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. rail commuters across the country can expect to see more security on the ride to work this morning. airline passengers will see it, too. it is a precaution. officials say there's no intelligence warning of a similar attack here. on commuter trains and subway
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systems from washington to los angeles police are out in a highly visible show of force. beefed up security, too, in miami, chicago, atlanta with heavily armed foot patrols. more security, too, at many of the nation's airports, especially in the outer lobbies where the airline ticket counters are. nationwide, more specially trained units and bomb sniffing dogs. more plain clothes officers, too. extra searches of bags. >> we want communities to feel confident that we're here, we're able to respond. we have an enormous capability if we need it tactically. >> reporter: amtrak says it's adding additional transit police and randomly screening luggage. it's an especially aggressive presence in new york city with 50 officers surging into times square. the mayor made a point of riding the subway. >> expects to see extraordinary nypd preps out over the coming days as a sign of our readiness
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to protect people. >> reporter: they say protecting mass transit there is a big chore. >> we employ a lot of technology and we pay very close attention and learn from attacks that have gone on around the world and we train accordingly. >> i'll continue to be cautious and aware of my surroundings. i have a choice not to let it hold me down. >> reporter: train and subway riders and airport passengers will see more security for at least the next several days. and fbi agents are stepping up surveillance of terror suspects here. so far no sign of that. >> general michael haven served as director of the cia and the nsa. general hayden, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> you said these attacks show we need to up our game, those are your words, be better prepared. what does that mean in practice? is this country vulnerable?
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>> we are vulnerable, savannah, but not nearly as vulnerable as our european friends. there are lots of things that are different. we actually have very good intelly against and security services. that is not a universal condition in europe. we're more distant from the battlefield. frankly, savannah, we are a different society. we assimilate immigrants far better than our european friends do. the level of threat here is not zero but it's not nearly what it was yesterday in europe or frankly today in europe. >> you mentioned the failures of intelligence. we now know that authorities are looking for the so-called man in white, a person by the name of najim laachraoui. he was being sought for the paris attacks. does that mean there's a real breakdown here in terms of law enforcement overseas? >> obviously there's a failure because the attack took place. it may be a question of limited resources as opposed to anything else right now. main of the services in europe are small.
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the belgian service is particularly small. savannah, i have to add there's been this grand debate over the last several years about the proper role of intelligence collection and individual privacy. the europeans have come down very strongly on the side of individual privacy criticizing the united states. david ignatius had an interesting column in this morning's "post" where he says that the europeans are turning to the american intelligence for american intelligence even though they still object to the american intelligence collection. we need to have that conversation over again with our european friends and make it a little bit more fact based than the conversation we've had in the last 24 months. >> all this have is happening in the presence of a european oo leks. donald trump says let's close the borders to all muslims.
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they say maybe there should be patrols and security of muslim neighborhood, ted cruz said. >> i think we need to have an adult conversation about the role of islam and the civil war within islam but, savannah, the main point here is in the united states we may have radicalized individuals, we do not have radicalized communities. we have it within our ability to create radicalized communities and some of the rhetoric in the presidential campaign trends us towards that great, great problem. >> general michael hayden, good to spend a few minutes with you. thank you. >> thank you. these attacks are reigniting debate in the united states. as that played out voters in three states were heading to the polls on tuesday. the results are in. it was a split decision on the republican side. donald trump won big in arizona. he topped ted cruz by more than 20 points but cruz took it in utah grabbing all 40 of that state's delegates with a
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commanding victory there. here's the overall count this morning. trump with 744 delegates, 468 for cruz. john kasich behind. on the democratic side hillary clinton took arizona. bernie sanders had a few others up for grabs. let's look at the democrats delegates. clinton leads 1637 to bernie sanders 928. as we mentioned, all of the candidates have had a lot to say about these attacks in brussels, national securitiesy and how the best way to deal with it. we have that angle of the story this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. a surprise announcement. jeb bush is endorsing ted cruz. this follows a day first focused on policy that quickly devolved into a personal feud. this would be followed by tough talk at home. >> if you've declared jihad in america, we are coming after you
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to kill you. >> reporter: ted cruz tried to out trump trump. he said they should secure neighborhoods in the u.s. before they become radicalized. >> we need to be directing our efforts at stopping that from happening, stopping isolated communities from festering jihadism. >> reporter: the head of the nypd slamming cruz's comments. >> i take great offense at his characterization of that whole population. >> donald trump crediting cruz of a good idea. >> just because you happen to be muslim doesn't mean that you are a radicalized person that wants to destroy somebody in the west. >> reporter: the competing responses underscoring stark contrasts between the candidates. >> would i close up our borders with people to figure out what was going on. >> how high does the wall have to be to keep the internet out? you know, that's not the world we live in any longer.
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>> reporter: after the accused paris bomber and other suspects, trump again embraced torture tactics, water boarding and more they said. >> if they would have put him through the grill 10 minutes after they captured him, he probably would have stopped this horrible terror attack. >> reporter: meanwhile an ad that targeted mormon voters said meet melania trump i don't remember next first lady. trump threatening cruz. cruz firing back saying the ad didn't come to him. donald, if you're trying to attack heidi, you're more of a coward than i thought #classless. the next big face-off will be wisconsin. if cruz and kasich can't stop trump there, it's not clear where they'll be able to. >> peter alexander in washington. thanks very much. we will be talking to republican candidate ted cruz. we'll ask him about that later this morning. let's turn to dylan.
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she's in for al. we'll have a warmup on the east coast. >> temperatures approaching 70 degrees in the northeast. back through the upper midwest talking about a winter storm. we have a lot of snow expected through parts of denver, which is under a blizzard warning now and lasts through this evening. we will see this stretch up into parts of minnesota, into wisconsin, severe storms in the midwest later this afternoon and tonight. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in just 30 seconds. oh my gosh. ... and gather all the right ingredients. we're gonna make the same meal this year. i wish sarah was here. i know, mom. but the happiest moments in life don't always come from a cookbook. look who's joining us. happy easter. they come from the heart. find low prices every day on fresh food for your easter meal. walmart. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. sunshine all across the bay area
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today and a chilly start, but our temperatures will warm up from here. we're only at 39 degrees now in the north bay and the south bay 46 degrees, we're looking at highs today up to 70 in the north bay, 68 degrees in the south bay. san francisco you are up to 65 degrees and the tri-valley also 70 degrees. lots of sunshine today and for the next several days, we will see our temperatures warming up into the mid to upper 70s over the next few days. >> that's your latest forecast. matt? dylan, thank you very much. coming up, we'll remember the victims in brussels, as the tributes for them continue to pour in. but first on a wednesday morning, this is" today" on nbc.
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a very good wednesday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a look at the international terminal at sfo, a little earlier this morning, lit up in the colors of the belgian flag showing support for the city of brussels after yesterday's deadly attack. brussels airport still closed this morning and it will be at least through tomorrow. happening today, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will deliver an address at stanford, the topic u.s. counterterrorism efforts. clinton has already been scheduled to appear in the bay area but her address at stanford was scheduled last minute in the wake of yesterday's attacks. let's check that forecast with kari. >> we will have a beautiful day, lau laura, starting out with some sunshine, a live look at ocean beach. we will keep the sunshine throughout the day and our
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temperatures warming up, but it is cool as you head out the door, it's 46 degrees in san jose and 47 in oakland, still some upper 30s in the north bay, but looking at highs this afternoon in the mid to upper 60s, even some low 70s in a few spots like santa rosa and antioch as well as pleasanton. let's get a look at traffic from mike. we had a number of crashes for 280 north, first at saratoga then back at 280 and 17 and another one approaching saratoga over the last few minutes. making things tougher out of downtown, now a slower commute dumbarton and san mateo bridge. the crowded nimitz freeway as well. snow surprises there. there's the walnut creek interchange. slowing westbound 80 off of hercules and richmond. cutting boulevard we may have one lane clocked blocked from an earlier crash. >> i will be back with another local news update in half an
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starting at $38,950. 7:30 on the west coast wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2016. it's the start of three days of national mourning in belgium for the victims of those deadly terror attacks on brussels airport and subway systems. matt is in brussels for us this morning. matt, i can only imagine the airport closed, the city in basic lockdown. it could not have been easy to get there overnight. can you hear me? matt, can you hear me? matt, we're having a little bit of trouble with the technical side of things in brussels, we'll talk about how it is topping today's headlines. there were at least three
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suicide bombers in all. the two we see on the left side of the surveillance images. the third is said to be the brother of the man in the center of the picture who also allegedly carried out the subway attack and the so-called man in white, that's the gentleman right there, fled the scene. he is reportedly 24-year-old najim laachraoui. a man with known ties to last year's paris massacre. a manhunt for him is now underway. in the presidential race back here, donald trump and hillary clinton added to their delegate lead each winning arizona's primary last night. ted cruz topped trump in the republican caucuses in utah. and bernie sanders beat clinton in both utah and idaho. and in other news, president obama arrived in argentina overnight for a two day state visit there. he wrapped up his historic trip to cuba. and i want to send it back out to matt. i think we fixed our technical problems, matt. >> reporter: we did. i apologize for that, savannah. now back to the a being at thats
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here in brussels and the tributes that are pouring in for the victims. adelma topia are yruiz was at t airport. the bombs went off and killed her and one of her twins. he confirmed his sister's death to a peruvian audience and writing on facebook it's very complicated to describe our feeling. my sister died in the terrorist attack and was not able to survive the jihadist attack. stephanie and justin shults were at the airport. moore says she waived good-bye to them while going through a security checkpoint when she was suddenly knocked off her feet by a blast. dazed but uninjured. moore tried frantically to reach her daughter and son-in-law. >> this is what she looks like.
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my husband called the american embassy and they're looking for her, too. >> reporter: they're still among the missing. among the injured, sebastian bellan, he played college ball in the states. according to local media reports, the 37-year-old, 6'9" athlete was thrown some 65 feet in the air by the explosion. >> he was in line at the counter to check in. they dropped him off, six minutes later the bomb went off. he was within a 100 yard radius of it. things didn't go well. i have been told that he's going to live and will be fine. >> two jet airways crew members were injured in the airport blast. the indian embassy in belgian tweeting the two are out of danger and being attended to by doctors and embassy staff. mason wells of sandy, utah, suffered second-degree burns and was hit by shrapnel. the 19-year-old was at the
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airport along with mormon missionaries. they all are recovering. remarkably or perhaps miraculously, mason was in paris when 130 people were killed in last year's terror attacks and also survived the boston marathon bombing. >> i think that experience of the chaos and civil unrest prepared mason for what he experienced today. >> reporter: savannah, the skies are darkening here in brussels. to go back and answer the question you asked me earlier, no, you can't fly in and out of the airport here, at least in the immediate future, so we flew into paris landing very, very early this morning b 5:30 a.m. local time, then we jumped in a car and drove the three or three and a half hours down here to brussels. saw a lot of police activity along the way. and when we got here we were welcomed by the morning newspapers. this one an evening newspapers it says tenir bon which means
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stand strong or hang on. this one here i think probably needs no translation whatsoever. it simply says the horror, and that is what people in this city, this country and for many parts of europe are feeling this morning. the horror of the aftermath of these attacks. sadly attacks like these have become a new and almost terrifying new normal here in europe. nbc news analyst christopher dickey is the editor for ""the daily beast." good to see you here. i just arrived. they say there are stages ofgri. what stage of grief would you say that the people here in brussels are in now? >> well, i'd say they'd be close to -- not to denial but close to that. i think we saw this in paris, too, in the immediate after math what you think is it's a horrible thing but maybe it's over over. that's the most dangerous time. if there's another hit now, if
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there's another incident now, people are absolutely shattered. even in paris when it didn't come off that there was another attack, when we heard that one was being planned and was disrupted with a terrible shootout, i remember people were absolutely shattered. >> chris, what questions will be asked? what questions need to be asked of the intelligence services here, of law enforcement here, of the politicians here? >> well, first of all, belgium is a tremendously disorganized country. it went for almost two years without a government. it's got multiple layers of police. it tries to cou-ooperate but its failed to integrate its muslim population well. there are only 500,000 muslims here but they are not well integrated into society. those are all problems to solve but they're all problems everyone's known about for a long time. can you solve them? probably not. >> you say known about for a long time.
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you've talked to me personally and privately about, you know, several different manifestos that laid out almost this exact scenario years ago. >> years ago. more than ten years ago. the most important one for this is won by abu musaba suri who said basically europe is the soft underbelly of the west and we can hit europe and we can divide it. there's a large muslim population and that population should not be able to choose. it should have to choose between being on our side, the side of islam and terror, in facts, or the side of the europeans. he wants to eliminate the gray zone in between. he wants to force the contrad t contradictions in society and terror is the tool to doing that. you see it happening. >> the results of the last six months would say that we are moving closer and closer to that reality. >> sure. >> christopher dickey, always good to see you. thank you so much. let's go back to is a sflan in new york. >> matt, thank you so much. as we turn to dylan who's in for al today.
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i neglected to mention a big weather story in the west. >> big one. yesterday it was 73, today they are under a blizzard warning. we are going to see blizzard like conditions not so much because of a ton of snow. we should see 4 to 8 inches of snow. it's very windy. this storm system is going to stretch into the northern plains and the upper midwest. look at all of these winter storm warnings. it's a small band but includes northern iowa, southern minnesota and most of wisconsin. this is the area where we could we will have beautiful weather in the bay area. a lot of sunshine. after a cool start our temperatures warm up nicely. as you head out the door now we are mostly seeing some mid to upper 40s and a high today of 67 degrees can be expected in the east bay and peninsula. 68 degrees in the south bay and 70 in the north bay as well as the tri-valley. san francisco another pleasant day, a high of 65, our temperatures will continue to warm over the next few days and a very nice weekend ahead.
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>> that's your latest >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. coming up, republican presidential candidate ted cruise will be here and we'll talk about his big win in the utah caucuses and his controversial call for police to control muslim neighborhoods. coming up next, security risks here in the u.s. as the attacks in brussels, so-called soft targets, are they basically impossible to defend? we'll have that story, but first these messages. . not now! i'm cleaning the oven! yeah, i'm cleaning the gutters! washing the dog! washing the cat! well i'm learning snapchamp! chat. chat! changing the oil... (vo) it's surprising what people would rather do than deal with retirement. pressure-washing the... roses. aerating the lawn! (vo) but with nationwide it's no big deal. okay, your retirement plan is all set. nationwide? awesome. nice neighborhood. ♪ nationwide is on your side
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we're back at 7:43. the terror attacks in brussels are highlighting the difficult of securing so-called soft targets. these are places that would-be attackers can enter relatively easily and cause large-scale devastation for civilian populations. it's a troubling scenario for law enforcement officials here in the u.s. tom costello has been looking into this part of the story. he's at a tsa security checkpoint at reagan national airport. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah, good morning. we all walk through soft targets every day. you could argue that this tsa checkpoint would be an attractive target to terrorists. by definition, soft targets are simply easy targets and not easy to defend. look around. soft targets are everywhere. buses, schools, hospitals, restaurants, shopping malls, anyplace where people come and go freely without significant security can be considered a soft target. easy for terrorists to attack.
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>> if you have a determined terrorist, who is willing to give up their life, it's almost impossible to prevent that across the board. >> reporter: we've seen it multiple times with devastating effect. london 2005, 52 dead, 700 wounded after coordinated suicide attacks on the subway and bus systems. in paris last year, terrorists struck a theater, a restaurant and a kosher market, all soft targets. 130 killed, hundreds wounded. and in this country, a self-radicalized couple working out of their home shot and killed 14 people, wounding 21, at a holiday party. police later found three pipe bombs and speculated the terrorists had planned more attacks. >> in democrats there are certain places where, by definition, you need lots of people to go there. and you can't have chokepoints set up where there is security because then you couldn't have the flow of people you need. >> reporter: in the wake of the
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brussels attacks, security at airports worldwide has been beefed up this morning. but experts say outside security screening areas, they can be as vulnerable as shopping malls. >> airports are not built like castles. they're not built with security in mind, quite frankly. a lot of them are built for shopping. transportation and shopping. >> reporter: experts say especially when it comes to soft targets, the public has to be extra vigilant, looking out for people who seem to be surveilling a location, gathering information about things like shift changes, and testing security with false alarms. >> it boils down, and this is a saying that's a cliche but i truly believe in it, see something, say something. >> reporter: yeah, it's a cliche because since 9/11 we've been hearing that, right, for 15 years. that's the danger. people won't do it anymore. that has been the most effective deterrent to stopping terrorist attacks. so if you see something, say something. savannah, back to you. >> it works. tom costello, thank you. coming up, senator ted cruz will join us to talk about his controversial recommendation in
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good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine and cool temperatures across the bay as you head out. a live look outside now at san jose. nice and quiet weather conditions and we will see this continuing over the next few days. it's now 39 degrees in napa, one of the cooler spots, 49 oakland as well as 49 in san francisco. we're looking at highs today in the upper 60s to lower 70s. it will be a little warmer than it was yesterday. we are going to continue to have some pleasant weather as we head into the weekend. we will be in the mid to upper 70s by saturday. now let's get an update on what's happening with the slow down in oakland from mike. >> we saw some flashing lights, they just cleared just shy of high street, they weren't blocking any lanes but it was a distraction, more slowing past the coliseum. pretty typical commute right now, slower drives around the bay bridge, a littlism improvement from hercules towards richmond. earlier crash leads guardrail
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damage. they may have to close a lane late after the morning commute. over the bridges dumbarton and san mateo bridges no problems there. 101 mills detail a crash, not a lot of extra slowing. clearing after a couple more crashes north 580, saratoga. those clashes look like they're out of the roadway. happening now democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton speaking this morning at stanford. the topic american counterterrorism efforts in the wake of brussels her address a scheduled for a little after 11:00 a.m. bob redell is in palo alto this morning he will have a report on our midday newscast. look for his updates in our twitter feed. looks like a stadium rent dispute between santa clara and the san francisco 49ers will go into overtime before it's decided. why a legal referee may have to be brought in just to clear up some of that conflict. i'ming be back with another local news update in half an hour. hope to see you then.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, massive manhunt. the desperate search under way right now for suspects who helped plan the terror attacks in brussels. overnight two of the suicide bombers identified as brothers. the so-called man in white seen in this surveillance photo is still at large this morning. he's on the run as belgium pauses to remember the victims today, wednesday, march 23rd, 2016. and welcome back to a special split edition of "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer in brussels. savannah is back in new york. savannah, good morning. >> good morning again to you, matt. as you well know there are a number of developments tied to these terror attacks. just this morning we're learning that the airport in brussels
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will remain closed until at least tomorrow night, matt. >> and when you look at the images we've been seeing on those pictures coming out over the last 24 hours, savannah, you can understand that. the terrorism threat level will also remain at its highest level and that's because belgian authorities say several people linked to the attacks are still on the loose, including one with known ties to last year's massacre in paris. this is now europe's most-wanted man, 24-year-old lashrowi. he is still at large and one of at least four possible suspects. the man on the left has not been identified but is believed to be one of the bombers who died at the airport. the other airport bomber in the center of the photo identified as ibrahim el bakraoui.
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late tuesday during a series of raids authorities found a house turned bomb factory where the brussels attacks were believed to be planned, containing additional explosives, chemicals and an isis flag. a cab driver led authorities there after recognizing security images on the news, as the passengers he took to the airport tuesday morning. he told authorities they acted suspiciously and carried extremely heavy luggage they didn't want him to handle. shortly after 8:00 a.m. tuesday, two suitcase bombs exploded in the departures hall of the brussels airport, killing at least 11. according to authorities, the devices contained glass and nails. an x-ray of one of the wounded showing one nail embedded in his chest. an hour after those dual explosions at the airport, a second attack ripped through a brussels metro train at the
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maalbeck station. another suspect described as khalid bakraoui and forcing passengers to evacuate through the system's smoke-filled tunnels. u.s. intelligence officials say their working theory is this, that the brussels attackers and salah abdeslam are part of the same terror cell, linking brussels, paris and the attempted attack on a french train last august that was thwarted by american servicemen. one senior intelligence official says they had picked up chatter on terrorist networks three or four weeks ago of an imminent attack somewhere in europe, adding it is possible that last friday's arrest of abdeslam could have thrown that plan into high gear or that another attack could still be in the works. american evan lemas works here in brussels. he was riding in the metro train that was right behind the one that was attacked by the terrorists and took dramatic
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photos of the evacuation through a smoke-filled tunnel. evan, good to have you here, good morning, nice to see you. >> thanks. >> you got lucky. this is a close call for you. you were actually in the train when ye reading and finding out about the attacks at the airport, right? >> indeed. i was on my way to work in the morning and checking the news like i usually do reading about the attacks at the airport. i was on the metro going going towards the maalbeck station when we felt a small blast of air that hit us. my ears popped and the metro immediately stopped. >> any idea what you thought was going on at that point? did connection to the airport bombings cross your mind at all? >> it didn't cross my mind for quite a while, so it took a while for things to register. every now and then the metro will stop just because of time problems, you know, metro is a little too slow. so at first i thought it was just a regular occurrence. the air blast that i felt wasn't anything more than what you would feel, a breeze coming through the window or a fan. and then we heard some thudding in the distance, but it really
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seemed far away. it really wasn't clear how close we were to the explosion. >> were they making announcements to explain why they had stopped the train? what were you hearing? >> immediately when the train stopped they put an announcement over the sound system saying there had been a disturbance on the line and they were going to work to resolve it as quickly as possible. i think it was about two or three minutes before someone came from the front of the metro all the way to the back which is where i was. they opened the door, installed a ladder and had us start evacuating down onto the track. >> so now you're in a tunnel, right? smoke in the tunnel yet? >> as we got down on the tracks, there was smoke. smoke started to come a little bit into the metro as well. it wasn't oppressive or difficult to breathe, but there was definitely smoke lingering in the air there. >> as you got above ground, you had to then start to understand what was going on. were you seeing -- you were a stop away from maalbeck. were you getting reports on your phone? >> i was. as we were exiting, i started to check my phone to figure out what was going on the more importantly where it was going on. it seemed like it was in the
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distance. i first used my phone to try to contact a few family and friends to let them know something was happening but i was okay for the moment. i checked the news and there was confirmation that there was an explosion and shortly after that that it was an attack at maalbeek station. >> can you foresee a day where you will comfortably go back on the metro system here and right without constant fear? >> i think so. we've been under high security alert for some time and that had kind of become normal in part of every day life here. i think life will go on. you have to get used to how they are. it's good to trust the authorities to the extent we can about what to do to be safe and life will go back to normal eventually. i'm sure i'll take the metro to work once it's running fully again. >> and maybe a minute earlier had you gotten on the train before yours, you'd have a different story this morning. i'm happy you're okay. >> thanks. >> evan, thank you so much.
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not only evan, but some of the other people we've spoken to this morning very lucky to be able to tell their stories. 31 people confirmed dead in the attacks. that does it for us from brussels this morning. of course we'll keep posted and keep you posted on any developments on this investigation. savannah, back to you. >> all right, matt. thank you and stay safe. we'll take a turn to tamron who's in for natalie and covering the president's trip. >> we're getting caught up on other news stories. overnight president obama arrived in argentina making the first state visit by a u.s. president in nearly two decades. the commander in chief will meet with the president later today in an effort to reset diplomatic relations and strengthen trade ties with the country. it follows that historic trip to cuba where tuesday he defended his decision to attend a baseball game despite the terror attacks in brussels. republican presidential candidates had harsh criticism,
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including ted cruz, who we'll hear from in a moment. >> you want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation, but the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives. >> the president later said the attacks serve as a reminder the world must unite. new this morning, police recommend misdemeanor charge for the mother of a 4-year-old boy who shot her with her own handgun. investigators say jamie gilt, had placed the loaded .45 caliber handgun under the front seat of her pickup truck which slid to the back seat. the boy up buckled himself, picked up the gun and fired through the seat hitting his mother in the back. police say they're recommending a charge of allowing a child access to a firearm. happening today, nfl commissioner roger goodell will speak later this morning in boca
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raton, florida, as team and league executives wrap up their meetings. they met to discuss major issues in the league and vote on a number of rule changes. goodell is expected to address those 19 proposed changes and the request by the new england patriots to have their first round draft picks returned following last year's deflategate controversy. the peak bloom period for washington, d.c.'s famous cherry blossoms is expected to begin today. recent cold weather has not affected the bloom cycle. once peak bloom is reached, the blossoms can remain on the trees for four to ten days. the capital's national cherry blossom festival runs through april 17th. something that perhaps will put a little smile on your face today. beautiful. >> or a big smile. it's so pretty. tamron, thank you. coming up, we're going to talk to senator ted cruz about his controversial comments in the wake of the brussels attacks and his big victory last night in the presidential race in the state of utah. plus, a new reality for
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presidential candidate, senator ted cruz. he picked up a crucial win in utah overnight. and just this morning, got a major endorsement from his one-time rival, jeb bush. he's also facing some criticism this morning over comments he made in response to the terror attacks in brussels. senator cruz, good morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning. great to be with you. >> normally i start an interview like this after you won a big victory last night in utah saying congratulations and i do. >> thank you. >> given what's happening in brussels, let's start there. let's talk about that. and let me start where we just mentioned. you said yesterday in a facebook post that we need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized. how would you define a muslim neighborhood? is there a certain percentage of muslims that have to live there? and do you have to have any particular suspicion that they're being radicalized or is it just the mere fact that they're muslims in your mind means police officers should be securing and patrolling those areas? >> well, let's start out with what happened in brussels yesterday. all of us are -- our thoughts,
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our prayers, are with those murdered, those injured. yesterday i think reminded everyone, really underscored, that we are facing a war. and it is not -- this was not an isolated lone wolf. this was not an isolated incident. radical islamic terrorism, isis, has declared jihad on the united states of america. >> there's no question about that. and i guess the issue this morning is the response. and trying to understand what it is you're recommending. >> let me point out. you say there is no question about that. let me tell you who disagrees with you. barack obama disagrees with you. hillary clinton disagrees with you. the entire obama administration refuses to utter the words radical islamic terrorism. and one of the reasons that america remains so vulnerable is that this administration is mired in political practice -- it will not acknowledge this threat. so when it comes to law enforcement, proactive law enforcement, you know, here in new york city, under mayor bloomberg, there was a proactive
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policing program to work cooperatively with the muslim community. so prevent radicalization. to target and find out who may be affiliated with radical islamic terrorism and to stop terror plots before they occur. mayor de blasio, in an example of political correctness, very befitting of obama and hillary clinton, cancelled the program. said we're not going to target the bad guys, because they will not acknowledge -- >> you criteria that program, but it, of course, has been disbanded. and former supervisor of that program said in six years, it never led to even one piece of intelligence, not an arrest. not a conviction. in fact, the supervisor was quoted as saying it involved paying undercover officers to sit in cafes frequented by muslims, drinking tea and eating sweets at taxpayer expense. >> what i know is if you want to stop radical islamic terrorism, you need a concerted focus on doing so. any law enforcement -- like, for example, if you have a problem with gang violence, what law enforcement does with gang
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violence, you target the neighborhoods where gang violence is prevalent and you work to root out the gang members. >> that goes to my question. so, for example you're saying gang violence. you look where is there gang violence. >> of course. >> we'll go patrol those neighborhoods. when you talk about patrolling muslim neighborhoods, would you require some suspicion of radicalization before you patrol the neighborhood? >> what i'm talking about is focusing law enforcement and national security resources on areas on locations where there is a higher incidence of radical islamic terrorism. one of the tragic reasons we saw this attack yesterday in brussels is that europe's failed immigration laws have allowed vast numbers of radical islamic terrorists to come into europe. >> before i let you go, i have to ask you about a series of tweets that went back and forth between you and donald trump last night. he criticized you, falsely i might add, for putting up an ad that featured his wife mill annia in "gq" magazine in a state of undress.
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and then he added you should lay off his wife and if not, he's going to spill the beans on your wife. it seems like a threat against your wife and you took it that way. >> this is a pattern with donald trump when he's unhappy, when he's scared, he lashes out. he yells, he screams, he often curses and he threatens people. donald is a bully. and i told him last night, don't you try to attack my wife. look, donald is unhappy that he got clobbered last night in utah. wasn't even close. he lost by 69%. utah was now the tenth state where we beat donald trump. so what does he do? he tries to change the subject. and the way he tries to change the subject is by lashing out and attacking my wife. i'm not going to stoop to that level. >> i know you're not responsible for the ad that featured melania trump. do you think it's inappropriate? >> it's not something i would have done, and donald is trying to threaten my wife. speaks volumes about character. >> senator ted cruz, good to have you with us this morning. appreciate it. we'll take a turn and get a
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check of the weather now. dylan is in for al. over to you. >> thanks, savannah. we are going to see a round of stronger storms develop later tonight. we have this area right in through st. louis, down through little rock and north eastern texas where we could see strong storms with hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. keep in mind, most storms will hit overnight. any time you get these storms overnight into the darkness, that's where we do see some added problems. we are going to see that start to spread east as we go into tomorrow. then on thursday, our best chance of stronger storms includes most of central tennessee, stretching down into alabama. again, same threats. we're looking at heavy downpours, larger hail, damaging wind gusts with some isolated tornadoes. then this will start to fizzle out as it moves farther to the east. on the northern side of this storm, we've got the snow. that's where we could see as much as 12 to 16 inches, especially northwest iowa into southeastern minnesota and into wisconsin, as well. that's a l good morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. we will have more sunshine, some high clouds starting to filter that sun as of now. we're looking at temperature that's are cool in the north bay only at 40 degrees but we have 50 degrees in the peninsula. with all of that sunshine today, it will be be very pleasant and a little warmer, reaching 70 degrees in the north bay, 67 in the east bay and peninsula. san francisco is looking at a high of 65 degrees. more of this weather heading into the weekend. >> that's your lat andes that's your latest forecast. >> we are going to start in england, where the government asked the internet for help and now it's probably thinking that wasn't such a hot idea. >> so the task was, what should we name our new research ship, a ship, i might add, worth nearly $300 million. well, the government asked the public for suggestions, okay. and they got some good picks. for example, the "sir earnest
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shackleton" and "endeavor." do you want to know what the people want? they said "boaty mcboat face" by more than 28,000 votes. >> i love it! please. >> it does look like a character. >> "boaty mcboatface." there it is in all of its glory. there she goes. >> by the way -- >> take a picture with "boaty mcboatface." >> i love it so much. >> it's like the "rsf boaty mcboatface." anyway, they have the final say, the voters. it's not a true democracy. >> here's a story about how a wrong number led to a new friendship. a georgia couple named mark and lindsey just had their first child, a boy. mark's mother texted the news to some family members. started a chain. but by accident, she also texted
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a total stranger named dennis. now instead of just ignoring the chain, dennis starts to respond. you can read the whole thing there. nobody knew him. but they did invite him to stop by. and is guess what? he did. dennis stopped by, posing for a picture, brought his brother. there's the new parents. dennis nice enough to bring gifts. diapers, bottles and a bass mier. and they named the baby boy dennis jr. >> no. >> that's amazing! >> i love that! >> how did they accidentally text somebody? >> it was a cousin's cell phone number that was no longer their number. >> there we go. now they give away your phone -- they used to keep it forever and you wouldn't put it back in circulation. >> #mom. >> mom is right -- a lot of personal information. and dennis is like, i don't think i'm supposed to be on this chain and i'm on my way, what room number. and there he was. >> like unsubscribe to the
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dilation part. now why court will soon be in session for sarah palin. >> first to adele, in the middle of a world tour now. in london on tuesday night, took a minute to honor the victims of the brussels terror attacks. it happened during the performance of "make you feel my love." adele asked the audience to turn on the cell phones. the glow made for a dazzling show of solidarity. she said she had never been so moved at one of her own shows. next to sarah palin. she's not a judge but pretty soon will play one on television. the former alaska governor will take on judge judo with her own daytime court show. no, palin doesn't have a law agree, but publicist said governor palin did appoint judges and that on her new show, she's going to call 'em like she sei sees 'em. production will begin within 18 months. and finally, not throwback thursday just yet. how about a little music flashback? ♪
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♪ do op ♪ yeah >> all right. get ready to feel old. next month marks 20 years since the release of "m bop" by hansen. the brothers say we have been singing it wrong this whole time. apparently people mess up the chor chorus, not getting all the little m bops sounds right. here's the lyrics. sing along. ♪ ♪ mmmbop, ba duba >> i was spot on. >> you've got to get all the nuance there. there's your pop start today. go play "m bop." >> i was too old for it originally. now i don't know what to say about that. thank you so much. just ahead, allison williams is here, going to talk girls, weddings and is making her first movie. but first -- hi, allison! >> hi! >> aren't you looking gorgeous? first a check of your local news
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a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. eye look at the international terminal at sfo this morning lit up in the colors of the belgian flag showing support for brussels after the deadly attack. brussels airport will be closed at least through tomorrow. happening today, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will deliver an address at stanford. the topic, u.s. counterterrorism efforts. clinton had been scheduled to appear in the bay area but stanford was last minute in the wake of yesterday's attack. let's check the morning commute. we're looking at oakland. we had an earlier crash around high street. it was cleared quickly, but a little extra tap of the brakes. look at your map, 880 and 580,
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typically see the build right about now. this is wednesday, we'll have slowing through the caldecott. we're back to your normal flow there through richmond after an earlier crash, much earlier in the commute. southbound 680 around vargas we had a motorcycle down, minor injuries, no major issues as you cross toward the peninsula. the south bay recovers nicely, 101 slows toward 880 with a crash. a little slowing around 17. fourth crash on the shoulder. back to you. we'll be back with another local news update for you in a half hour.
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it is 8:30 on "today," wednesday, march 23rd. what a pretty day on our plaza. we have a huge -- look at the crowd. rolling spring break goes on and on. happy to have them with us. coming up, imagine if you could have access to all of the designer clothes you've always dreamed of without the designer
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prices. that sounds good to me. we'll check out a new app that promises to be netflix for your wardrobe. this, i have to hear. >> i like that. plus, we'll talk weddings, movies and more with "girls" star allison williams. we are entering the final countdown to our big fat today wedding. we'll check in with the couple and see if they have any knots in their stomach about tying the knot. t minus 24 hours and counting. the queen of italian cuisine is here, serving up the perfect brunch, especially if you're having people over for easter. if you can leave, easter is this weekend. we may have another wedding. this woman is in love with carson back here. >> she has the i heart carson sign. >> give her a hug. >> first, let's get a check of the weather, dylan. >> it's going to warm up. we are looking at a warmup in the northeast. in the southwest, that's where we do have the chance of red
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flag warnings. also the chance of the fires to spread quickly because of the dry conditions, combined with winds and the low humidity. the area in pink that goes to the panhandle of texas, stretchings to oklahoma, we have extreme fire danger. ahead of the front, we're looking at the winds and a chance of stronger storms through the midwest. especially overnight into early thursday morning. to the north side of that, we have a winter storm. we've already seen blizzard conditions in denver. looking at windy conditions, 50 to 60 miles per hour expected. heavier snow through minnesota, we will continue on with some nice, quiet weather. a look now at the golden gate bridge. we see some high clouds filtderring overhead, but still it will be a sunny day. looking at some cool temperatures to start, it will warm up quick loy as we go into this afternoon. in san jose, 48 degrees and 40 degrees now in napa.
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look at these highs today, up to 68 degrees in san jose. it will be a touch warmer than yesterday, redwood city 67, financial district at 65 degrees, and 70 in santa rosa. antioch today up to 71 degrees. >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> dylan, thank you so much. a new app is launching today and it could revolutionize how you buy clothes. porti promises unlimited access to designer labels at half the cost. >> reporter: she does everyone bedeman by demand. >> lauren is a professional trend forecaster with a career that keeps her busy with events and travel. >> literally, every minute counts. >> reporter: to get things done, she turned to technology. >> i've had the entire day, where the whole day was from morning to night, all through apps. >> reporter: with a few taps on
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her phone, she orders rides from uber, and help with almost anything. >> you can get anything on an app and save money because it is cheaper. >> reporter: according to one study, 80% of consumers are demanding new ways to, well, consume. wanting to rent, subscribe and share things instead of just buying everything. so far, only 19% of us have actually used one of these new services. lauren's latest find, rent the runway unlimited, a new subscription service for clothes. you pay $139 each month and get your choice of three items that you keep as long as you want. when you send one back, they send you a new one. >> you get one of these shipments every week? >> every week. sometimes twice a week. >> twice? >> yeah. today, i got a cool floral rom p romper, perfect for summer. >> reporter: founder of rent the runway describes unlimited
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azena azena as netflix for fashion. >> this is about giving yourself constant newness. we took the "clueless" closet or sarah jessica parker closet from "sex in the city" and multiplied it. >> reporter: the average american woman guys 64 new items of clothing each year and half is worn three times or less. jen's solution, buy the basics and rent your trends. >> let's talk about the value here. $139 a month, over $1,500 a year is a lot of money. >> when you're getting unlimited clothes, the average rent the runway subscriber is getting $30,000 worth of clothes a year. >> reporter: for lauren, the variety alone makes it worth it. >> with instagram and social media, you get tired of seeing people in the same tops. it makes it easier to change things up. >> reporter: plus, she's definitely running out of storage.
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olivia stearns, nbc news, new york. >> netflix of fashion. >> living in new york, that's my biggest problem. just send the clothes back. >> they have it for men, too. the black tux. i use it. is service like that for tuxedo, it's great. we have allison williams here, talking about married life, making her first movie and we have to talk about
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we're back at 8:38. for five seasons we've watched the cast of "girls" make their slow march to maturity. now, next season is going to be the show's last, we're witnessing major milestones for the foursome, including, yes, a wedding. marnie quickly discovers that marriage doesn't necessarily equal marital bliss. >> do you know you just recoiled from my touch? >> i didn't. >> you recoiled from my touch
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like i'm a monster. >> oh, my god. >> in all the months we courted, i never dreamed you could be this cruel. >> cruel? >> yeah. >> are you serious, cruel? >> yeah. >> i don't want to get a scone with you this morning and now i'm cruel? >> allison williams, good morning. >> morning. >> scones are important in a relationship. >> sconegate, i guess. >> yeah. so you were left at the altar -- >> we know that but she doesn't. i think she's definitely sensed something is amiss. she had no examples of successful marriages around her, so she's making it up as she goes along. on sunday, we see how she reacts to the fight we just watched, which sets off a little bit of an excursion. >> sunday night is a marnie episode. >> it is. >> you're not going to tell me anything about it. >> it's one of the few times in the history of the show where i have spoilers that i could spoil. i don't want to risk that. >> you know the more you say
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that, the more i want to know what the spoilers are. >> that's the idea. i try to get you to watch it. it's weird because this is a show where it's not that plot heavy, but there are a lot of things that go down on sunday night. i'm excited about it. >> well, we've watched marnie grow up, of course. >> yes. >> i like to think of the arc of her character as kind of like, she was little miss perfect. >> yup. >> then a hot mess. >> totally. hot is generous, by the way. >> piping hot, smoking. >> thank you, savannah. oh, my gosh. >> where is she now? >> what does it look like to be in a healthy marriage? what does it look like to be a productive, kind, loving wife? she's making it up as she goes along. she's working with kind of an infuriating partner at times. i think she's doing her best to be the best wife she can be, but everyone has their limits. i don't know. we'll have to see. >> this is season five. >> yes. >> there will be a season six. >> yes. >> i'll use a grad school word
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on you. this is the penultimate season. >> i love that word. >> i knew you would. went to yale. >> great sat word. >> are you going through the stages of grief? >> i am. >> where are you? >> through all of them each day. it's exhausting. no, it's so weird, i always knew it was going to end, but i've been texting everyone associated with the planning and schedules of the show. being like, could you put it off a little bit longer? i don't want it to end. once it starts, it's the beginning of the end. then it's unlike every other year, i can't say, i'll see you next summer. it's like summer camp is ending. my counselor years is over. i've stretched it to the max. it's creepy if i hang around. >> maybe there will be a reunion. >> every decade, check in with the girls, see how they're doing. >> wear a name tag, otherwise i won't recognize you. >> no, no. they're family. it's cliche that everyone says that when a show is ending. there's a reason we all say that. it's intimate, especially our
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job in particular, the show we do. it is intimate. >> exactly. >> it's very intimate. for example, to show how close our show is, jason, who is our boom operator who has been in some very vulnerable situations with us, just directed a documentary for lena and jenny. we're a family. >> speaking of family, you recently got married. >> i did. >> tom hanks officiated. >> who? >> he's a struggling actor. >> i thought he was a guy we hired. so embarrassing. woody, right? i should have recognized him. he was great. >> how is married life treating you? >> it's good. it feels very much the same. i got a lot of delayed props for not being as crazy as a bride as marnie was. that was nice. my friends have a newfound appreciation for the monster i could have been but decided not to be. it's opinion nice and scary they thought i had that in me. married life is awesome.
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we just did a round trip to alabama and back because i was shooting a movie. got the dog in the car. >> i wanted to ask you about the movie. it's a horror movie. >> it's a thriller, yes. >> that was my last question. did you get to do a blood curdling scream? >> i did not scream. >> do you want to scream now, to get it out? >> nope. i'm worried i will break the eardrums of whoever kind people are on the sound. >> thank you so much. looking forward to seeing what's next. we still have a little "girls" to go and a big marnie episode on sunday. >> yeah. up next, another big wedding to talk about. our couple kaitlin and john, t minus less than 24 hours from tying the knot live on this show. it's going to be amazing. we'll check in with them. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ i know it's hard to remember sometimes ♪
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♪ good to be alive right about
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now ♪ we're back at 8:45. we have the final preparations for our big fat today wedding. you voted on the rings, the dress, the cake, flowers, really everything. tomorrow, it all comes together live here on "today." >> we have big plans for a reception. inside one of the most storied spots in the world, the famed rainbow room. ♪ >> reporter: when the rainbow room opened in 1934, 65 stories above rockefeller plaza, it was called the apex of new york style. >> when i'm on stage at the rainbow room, it makes me feel exhilarating. like you've arrived somewhere. >> reporter: brian is lady gaga's band member and often plays there. >> it's who has hung out there, not just who played there. >> reporter: the likes of frank sinatra and muhammad ali. >> the rainbow room is something
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we can aspire to and achieve. when we get there, we've reached the top. >> reporter: the supper club cost about $4 million to build, translated today. it was the setting of movies, like "prince of tides." >> we spent the last few hours at the rainbow room. >> reporter: and "sleepless in seattle." >> great table. >> thanks. >> reporter: with countless references on the small screen. >> either one of you been to the rainbow room. is it real expensive? >> how was the rainbow room? >> we had to leave early. there was a monetary discrepancy regarding the bill. >> reporter: in 2009, the rainbow room temporarily closed its doors, undergoing a five-year renovation. the original chandelier, rotating dance floor and dome, all restored. every detail paying homage to the history of those who danced before. and attracting today's biggest
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stars. >> the re-opening of the rainbow room in 2014 is acknowledgment of the past and a look toward the future. it is still great, as it was when it opened more than 80 years ago. >> you're in a time machine, taken back to another time. >> it's the best room in new york city. >> only the best for our couple, kaitlin and john. you guys are here. 24 hours. >> i know! >> rainbow room. your family is coming in, last night and today. >> yeah. >> what are you most excited for? >> i'm most excited for the experience, i think. i mean, to marry him and be able to do it in such a unique way, i think is so exciting. >> have they told you anything? do you know what you're wearing? do you know what the choices are? >> no. we literally don't find out the ring until it's on my finger. >> you're kidding! we know more about your wedding than you do. >> it's crazy. >> you know about andy grammer, providing some music. >> yes. >> he sent you a message. >> congrats, kaitlin and john on your wedding.
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i'm psyched to see you on thursday. it's going to be awesome. >> that is so cool. >> you started having your friends and family alive. tomorrow is the big day. >> yeah. >> what have you been doing? >> so fun. >> we went to dinner last night. we were sitting there and we're all in new york. this is nuts. it kind of soaked in. i was like, wow, this is incredible. >> i'm like, we're trying to get enough sleep but we want to show them everything and time is going so fast. we're trying to balance it all but have a good time. >> what has people's reaction been? you'll get married on televis n television. friday will be interesting, walking around new york city. >> it's unbelievable, everything. just to be a part of it, everyone is thrilled. it's exciting. we're all just trying to soak it in and have fun and enjoy it. >> yeah. >> as much as we can. >> it's been a good introduction to our families, too. he has so many cousins and they've been texting me. i'm like, it's nice you're excited for us. >> it's cool. >> it's a good introductory --
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>> tonight is the last night not married. >> go to bed early. >> sleep in the bathtub? >> yeah. >> separate rooms, but it'll be nice. >> we're excited. it all happens in the blink of an eye. it will happen in the blink of an eye tomorrow. we'll doing something i don't think we have before. can't wait to see it. sleep well tonight. >> thank you. >> we'll have it live tomorrow. few surprises, too. put that out there. >> quick reminder, "my big fat greek wedding 2" opens this friday. coming up next, a delicious easter brunch smells so good. this is the italian way to serve your family and guests. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now. it is 8:52. it's brunch week on today food. this morning, a crowd pleaser. the family and friends heading your way. lydia, the author of lidia's mastering the arts. good to have you here. >> welcome. >> this is italian from your cook book. what are you making? >> breakfast, bacon and egg. >> beautiful. let's get the ingredients. >> you can use anything you'd
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like. spaghetti works great. b bacon. >> yes. >> onions, oil, egg yolk, just yolk, and of course you finish with some pepper. i add to the onions scallions for freshness. >> the egg and the pasta and people get scared. is this difficult to make? >> it is so easy. by the end, you're going to go home and make it for your wife. >> i'll make it. >> your wife is a good cook. >> this is one of her favorite pastas, actually. first, we get the bacon done? >> nice a crispy. then what i do, i put it on the side. here, i put the onion. put the onion? >> split the pan and do both? >> you know why? the onion is crisp, and the bacon is crisp but the onion will cook. if you mix it, the onion doesn't get -- >> and cooking it in the bacon
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greec grease, which is good. >> get it going like that. you know you add to this, to make the sauce, grate fresh pep n -- pepper. >> yes, ma'am. i'm getting a facial here. >> this is nice and hot. this is how you make the sauce. >> are there a lot of pastas that use the pasta water? >> all the time. use it to loosen up your sauce. when in doubt, when you simmer, simmer, the density of the sauce, and then the pasta. i always get the question of how much salt. i go one, two. >> a pinch? >> there we go. >> that's a bunch. >> for this, i would say, it's one pound of pasta. you have about four or five quarts of water. this much salt will do. put that in before the pasta. >> okay.
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>> this is cooking. i just -- you want to fish it out? >> you got it. that's still the mixture, the pasta water and the onions and bacon? >> yeah. i'm going to go on and -- >> you don't strain this, just put it right in? >> yeah. you don't need to strain it. you could strain it. but you know what? don't put in -- don't put in oil in the pasta water, and don't rinse the pasta. >> everybody downstairs is eating. you guys -- >> i couldn't be enjoying this more. >> perfect brunch, right, easter sunday? >> here's the best part. >> pasta water in here. >> half of this. how many eggs? >> two. and you add that. go ahead. stir that. >> yes, ma'am. >> okay. go ahead. get on the fire. >> on the fire. >> you don't want to make scrambled eggs, so stir, stir.
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>> that's the whole thing here. >> see how creamy? >> you added the egg to the pasta water. how long do you cook the egg? >> you know what? if they're afraid, use pasteurized eggs. shut the fire. keep mixing, carson. >> eat up, guys. good morning. 88:56 on your wednesday, i'm sam brock. the brussels terror attacks only the latest incident that some muslims in the bay area will lead to renewed backlash. recent anti-muslim rhetoric in the presidential race could be fanning the flames. members of kare met last night in fremont. they want to educate people on what being a muslim is all about. ten years ago they began holding
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meet a muslim events in an effort to demystify islam. the next meeting is april 5th. happening right now, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is speaking this morning at stanford, the topic american counterterrorism efforts in the wake of brussels. her address is scheduled for a little after 11:00 a.m. book redell is in palo alto he'll have a report in our midday newscast. look for updates on twitter. this morning, president obama arrived in argentina. he and the president of argentina are holding a news conference streaming live on our website. look for the link on our home page. a founding member of a tribe called quest has died at the age of fli45. see you again in a half hour.
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this morning on "today's take," we have a fuller house. lori lois our co-host. plus, ewan mcgregor in his wild ride in his new movie. plus, mind-bending magic. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2016. happy birthday to my brother. i just realized. >> happy birthday to your brother. >> tamron with dylan.
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natalie and willie are off. our guest co-host is "fuller house" and "when calls the heart" star lori loughlin. you picked out our jam. >> this song will be in my head the rest of the day. >> it's catchy. my buddy,. >> "cake by the ocean." >> it's all you need the know. >> you're so busy. >> i'm doing a series for hall sq hallmark, "when calls the heart," and a mystery series, "garage sale mystery." >> how do you keep it straight? >> i don't know. it's all these characters. oh, there you are, lori. jou just pop up. i'm excited to be here though. >> how do you keep this balance,
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with fanfare of "fuller house," hallmark. everyone wants a piece of you and we're lucky to have you. >> thank you so much. it's been amazing. the reception for "fuller house" has been off the charts. "when calls the heart," we are growing every week in the ratings. not only that, we have a great fan base called #the hardies. we tweet every sunday night. we're the number two show on twitter that's trending behind "walking dead." i figure, if we add a zombie on to "when calls the heart," we'll take over twitter. >> what is it about for people who haven't seen it? >> "when calls the heart" is a period piece but it is relatable to today. i play a woman, abigail stanton. when we meet her the first season, she lost her husband and son in a mining accident. now, it's about starting over and prevailing. in the third season, i find a new love interest, possibly
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adopting a child. >> oh. >> it's a great, great show. it's not just for women. it's a family show. it's a feel-good show. it's a forget your problems show. makes you laugh, makes you cry. check it out if you haven't. i think you'll enjoy it. >> "fuller house" in 1910. >> exactly. >> "fuller house" has been picked up for another season? >> exciting, right? i don't think any of us didn't think it would be. >> everyone was obsessed with it. >> the excitement was big. >> we're inundated with so many things. often times when you reboot or look back, it's not done right. you did it right. >> i think we did, yes. that's kudos to jeff franklin and john stamos. they made sure we found the right home. i think netflix is cool and the place to be right now. i think it was the perfect way to bring it back. it's a spin-off show with
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candice cameron, jodie sweetin and amber basher. >> what have been your kids' reactions to the show? >> they're self-sufficient. i think they miss me but it's good, little independence. taking care of themselves is good. plus, their dad is with them all the time, my husband. >> we saw a picture of you guys together. you clearly share the genes here. >> strong genes. >> beautiful family. >> what is it like, having a 16 and 17-year-old? >> oh, my gosh, it's butterflies and sunshines eve every day. oh, they're so lovely. they shower me with hugs and kisses. it's fantastic. >> what was the last drama with the teen girls in the house? >> doesn't matter what i say. yesterday, i was texting my daughter. i kid you not. i was giving her advice about something, and she writes back, you don't have to be so angry. angry? i was like -- >> delete, delete, delete.
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>> i have learned though that moms are not always, you know sh t the texting is to the point, here's what i need to say. the younger generation uses smiley faces. >> and one word answers. i'll send a paragraph or two and not get back, not just yes. ya, y-a. >> do you have a bit moji? >> i do. >> reply with that. i'm not kidding around. >> i'll line it up. >> can we show this throwback? >> oh! >> tell us about this picture. >> john stamos is going to kill me right now. he's eating a plate of pasta. >> it's wednesday. >> it is wednesday. it's a throwback wednesday. that was from craft service. we were eating food on set.
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i think that picture was taken 25 years ago. how good is his hair? it's still good. when i posted that picture, he texted me, what is up with that picture? now it's on the "today" show. he'll be really happy. >> maybe payback for john is this. here is a throwback wednesday. look at the commercial. >> oh, no! >> mm-hmm. >> very classy but very affordable new recipes for less. lean, tender roast beef and topped with tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise, all on a deli roll. come to arby's. >> that is so embarrassing. >> one of four price delis at arby's. >> arby's for life for that? >> that is embarrassing. >> that was revenge from john stamos. >> how high was my voice? i don't remember doing that. >> remember the check? >> i'd think you'd drive by
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arby's every day and be like, i'm the arby's girl. >> i own you, arby's. >> i don't know how old i was. maybe 14. i don't even know. i don't really remember doing it. >> you started that young? >> i started modeling when i was 11. i did start young. then i did a daytime soap opera, "the edge of night." that was three and a half years. next time, you should dig up some of those clips. that'll really -- >> another clip that caught our attention. this time, it's a movie. "bridget jones." >> i like it. >> we got our glimpse of the new film. "bridget jones' baby." that's the name. returning, of course, is rene, colin firth, patrick dempsey. here's your moment. ♪ i'm ready for this ♪ i'm ready for this
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>> making sure it was the british humor from the first one. >> that's going to be really fun. september 16th in theaters. that's my daughter's birthday. >> that's my birthday. >> i knew i loved you. >> thank you. >> now you'll never forget my gift. >> never. >> arby's for life. >> lifetime gift certificate to arby's. >> i have it laying around. forgot about it. >> somewhere in my mother's attic. >> producers asked what romcom sequel you'd like to see. >> i was torn between "groundhog's day," which -- >> is that a romcom? >> i thought so. >> bill murray. >> it's not "caddyshack." >> oh, i thought that's a love story? >> bill murray, there you go. >> i went with "you've got mail." tom hanks in any romantic rom addy. >> i'd like to see "pretty
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woman." >> where are they now? >> i think they're madly in love, living a fabulous lifestyle. >> mine was "noting hill" and "love actually." >> julia roberts in both of ours. >> where would everyone be in "love actually"? >> it's the best. >> best christmas film. >> if willie and al were here, they would say, no, no -- >> "holiday"? >> "die hard." >> "die hard" is a holiday movie? >> that's their holiday pick. >> my husband agrees. >> i love "the holiday." >> that is good. >> cameron diaz. >> same story with a bunch of things happening about once. who doesn't like puppies? it's national puppy day. >> i was hoping we'd have a litter of puppies here. i'm a little disappointed. >> we have pictures. >> pictures of pictures that
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came out. there's this artist that's a dog, complete with a bourrée. dog vinci. he loves to paint. his owner says the paintings are selling between $50 and $200. all proceeds donated to animal-related charities. >> so sweet. >> he loves to pick out his own colors toor colors, too. >> my golden retriever is a slacker. >> what's her name? >> bianca. she's the best. she always loves me and is nice to me. never sends mean text messages. don't be angry. >> we have more fun planned with lori. meanwhile, we have the forecast. what do you got? >> a snowstorm. we haven't talked about many this season. now that we're into spring, we're talking about snowstorms every other day. we have the snow through denver, where we have blizzard aroundings in effect until 6:00 local time. we have windy conditions, reducing visibility.
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the snow is going to extend, especially into parts of northern iowa and southern minnesota and wisconsin. that's where we're going to see our heavier band of snow. the winter storm warnings are lining up in that small area. if you time it out, we'll see the snow exit denver into tonight. then sioux falls, south of minnesota and it'll go east. bringing snow through northern new england with snow expected in the higher we'll continue on with some sunshine. a look at sunol, we see the high clouds filtering that sun this morning. we've also had some cool temperatures that are gradually starting to warm up. 47 degrees now in napa. san francisco with 54 degrees and san jose 51 degrees. highs today will top out at 70 in gilroy and half moon bay, 65. also 55 in san francisco. we'll see some mid 60s to some low 70s today, and our temperatures continue to warm
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through the rest of the week. >> that's your latest forecast. >> one of your daughters does a youtube with makeup tutorial? >> olivia jade. she's doing well. she is. >> really cool. >> more with lori later on. up next, ewan mcgregor tells us about his wild ride in "miles alright, let's do this. i got minds to twist and values to warp. mr. tyler, your skittles portrait. that is e to the z oh twiddly dee-sgusting! you haven't heard me sing diddly-ding yet. ♪ dream on! higher. ♪ dream on! i think a little higher! ♪ dreammmm onnnnnnnn! ♪ dreammm onnnn! rock the rainbow. taste the rainbow. ♪ we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop.
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... and gather all the right ingredients. we're gonna make the same meal this year. i wish sarah was here. i know, mom. but the happiest moments in life don't always come from a cookbook. look who's joining us. happy easter. they come from the heart. find low prices every day on fresh food for your easter meal. walmart. actor, producer and director ewan mcgregor has appeared in over 70 films and tv shows, from adventures such as the "star wars" prequels as obi-won kenobi to "black hawk down," and the occasional musical, like "moulin rou rouge." >> now, he's in a biopic about miles davis. he's a journalist attempting to write a biography of the jazz
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musician, but it's proving more difficult than expected. >> i'd rather hear it in your own words, you know? ♪ >> in my words? >> that would be great. >> all right. okay. i was born, moved to new york, made music. >> that's it? i guess i'll fill in the blanks later. >> a lot to fill in. fill in the blanks about your character. >> dave is down on his luck. journalist. life started unraveling. he finds out where miles davis lives, and he feels like if he can get the scoop interview -- because at this period of time, miles davis had disappeared from the music scene, i think, for five years. he didn't play music.
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he feels like if he can get in there and get this story, then it could save his career and get him back on track. so he pretends to be a journalist from "rolling stone" magazine, though he's not. >> he's not? >> no. he's pretending to be. >> the character is fictional, too, right? >> yeah. i mean, he's a sort of -- i suppose they drew from the record producers miles might have had. but my character is entirely made up, yeah. >> is it true that you get the call, set up a meeting at your own house and you almost miss the actual meeting? >> it's embarrassing. makes me really embarrassed. i like motorcycles and i'd taken delivery of a brand-new motorcycle the day before this meeting. i met don once or twice and i really like him as an actor, person, a talent. i wanted to be involved in the
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film. i said, come over to my house and we'll talk about it tomorrow. in the morning i took my kids to the school. when i got back, i said, i'll take the motorbike out for a quick ride. i forgot about my meeting with don. i was riding along and suddenly went, oh! >> how fast did you get it up to? >> i was so late. he was reading an article in my living room when i got back. he said to me since, i just felt, oh, yeah, he's that guy, is he? makes me wait at my house and he's not there. i have to sit and read an article. okay. it was embarrassing. >> what was it like working with don as an actor and a director? >> it was my first experience of being directed by the actor you're working with in the scenes. i learned a lot from him. i've done it since. i directed a film recently that i also acted in. i realized i learned a lot from watching don and how he tackled it. he was seamless about it.
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he's very, very -- it makes the thing more inclusive as an actor. you don't have somebody coming from the other side of the monitor. you have somebody that's in the scene with you. it makes you feel more included in a way. i think it's nice. >> in the moment, you're acting and he's like, ewan, can you just take the edge off? >> no. >> remember the motorcycle incident? >> cut, cut, cut. >> the first couple times you get direction from your acting partner, it's awkward, yeah. then it becomes the normal. >> fantastic movie. >> thank you. >> thank you for stopping by and being on time. thoughtful of you. >> yeah. "miles ahead" opens nationwide april 22nd. >> thank you for having me. a match made in music heaven. katy perry and dolly parton. find out what they're talking about. gillian anderson and a gillian anderson and a return of "x-files" and her
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raise your hands in the air because the club is open. a little hump day pop fix. now put your hands down. one of the most infamous sports stories is going to be on the big screen. tonya, top-ranked athlete and, of course, we know her career ending. the connection to the attack on rival nancy kerrigan, which happened one month prior to the 1994 winter olympic games. while there is no word on who might play nancy kerrigan, margot is producing the movie and looking for an actress. huge year, starring in two highly anticipated movies this summer. "the legend of tarzan," and i can't wait for "suicide squad." talk about a dream duet.
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katy perry and dolly parton are expected to perform a medley of dolly's classics. katy could barely contain her excitement, tweeting, my prayers have been answered. i am but one sequence on this living legend's costume. >> might be one of the best tweets of the day. it'll be a big night for dolly. she's receiving an award for her tv movie "coat of many colors" based on her childhood in tennessee. you can catch them at the acm awards on april 3rd. we're excited about that. how about these dance partners? channing tatum and his wife jenna are teaming up for an unnamed dance competition show airing on nba. jenna will be a judge and mentor, while channing will executive produce the show. no word if the "magic mike" star will bust moves on camera.
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good morning at 9:26 on your wednesday, i'm sam brock. a look right now at the international terminal at sfo. prominently lit up in the colors of the belgian flag to show our support for brussels deadly attack. today hillary clinton is addressing a group at stanford. his clinton had already been scheduled to appear in the bay area but her address was scheduled in the last minute in the wake of yesterday's attacks. it is scheduled to begin a few minutes after 11:00 a.m. the brussels terror attacks are only the latest incident that some muslims here in the
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bay area fear will lead to renewed backlash. recent anti-muslim rhetoric in the presidential race to be fanning those flames. leaders in freemont hope to organize and educate people on what being a muslim is all about to demystify islam. the group's next meeting is on april 5th. this morning there is a bit of a chill in the air. we'll have a check of your weather right after this.
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brusse good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do have some sunshine out there and temperatures slowly warming. we're still at 46 degrees in the north bay, while it is 54 degrees in the peninsula. we're looking at highs today up to 70 degrees in the north bay, 68 degrees in the south bay, and 67 in the north bay and peninsula. more sunshine in the fast for the next several days. before you know it we'll be in the upper 70s. looks like it is still jammed up
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in the south bay, mike. yeah, bay shore freeway very tough time over the last half-hour. this is jammed up here not yet back to 680 but it does look like that from the speed sensors. there is is a crash at montague expressway. sounds like everything's moved off to the shoulder with that distraction already kicking off more slowing since 9:30 this morning. stay to 280 if you can. rest of the bay moves well. little slow across the san mateo bridge. that does it for us right now but we'll be back in a half-an-hour with another report.
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in light of brussels and other recent attacks in europe, the u.s. state department has issued a travel alert. it advises americans in europe to avoid crowds and be extra cautious during religious holidays and at large festivals or events. terrorist groups are planning near term attacks targeting sports events, tour sites, restaurants and transportation. it expires on june 20th. new research suggests plastic may affect your waistline. the study found exposure to a substitute chemical often used to replace bpa in plastic, encouraging the formation of fat worth. researchers created a human cell model to test the effect of exposure to the replacement
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chemical bps. after a 14-day period, they found cells exposed to the smallest amounts exhibited an accumulation of fat. starbucks is launching an effort to donate 100% of its leftover food to u.s. food banks. the coffee chain has been donating unsold pastries for years. now it found a safe way to add perishable items like sandwiches and salads to the end of the day pickup. starbucks will work with feeding america, a nonprofit organization which runs a national network of food banks. it hopes to donate about 5 million meals this year. they say money talks and we're learning it might also say a lot about your age. a new survey finds a generational divide when it comes to paying for purchases costing less than $5. according to a study released today by credit cards.com, 41% of those under the age of 50 prefer cash for small transactions.
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40% prefer debit cards. among those 50 and older, cash is key. 74%. millenials are the most likely to use debit and credit cards. let's get a check of the forecast, dylan. there you are. >> we'll do the swap out. got a spring snowstorm to talk about. it's going to hit from the rockies where we have blizzard conditions in denver and extend up into the upper midwest. also a risk of stronger storms, especially overnight, in yellow, including missouri to arkansas. large hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes possible. tomorrow, we'll lose the wide spread nature of the snow but still looking at a wintry mix and stronger storms spreads to we have more sunshine in the forecast today as we take a live look now at san jose, downtown nice and quiet. cool temperatures now but we will be warming up. it is 47 now in napa and santa rosa. 54 in san francisco and san carlos. highs today reaching 68 degrees.
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redwood city, 67. the financial district 65. up to 67 in san rafael and also in oakland. pleasanton, a high of 70 degrees, and mid to upper 70s >> that'snext few days. latest weather. tamron? >> thank you, dylan. speaking of weather, now that spring is here, the afternoon showers are soon to follow. here to help us stay dry and fashionable, the style director from "good housekeeping" magazine. good to see you. >> good to see you. it's all about fashion and function in the rain. >> i'll let you launch in for us. >> how cute is mooshu? doll doggy umbrella. >> does it work? >> lori loughlin is laughing at us. >> because she loves it. >> the owner, mama sherry, who is a "good housekeeping" staffer, has this jewelled coat.
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$75. functionable and fashionable. and these cute flats. yes, they're waterproof. >> waterproof? >> don't you love that? >> how much are those? >> under $25. >> i love that. that's cute. >> and now you know how everybody bikes these days? >> yes. >> i don't. >> i do every day. >> amazing. this is for you, tamron. we put sam here in an american eagle outfitters windbreaker, super cute and waterproof. we also gave her these old navy stay white jeans. the different thing about these is they've been treated. we pray a little water on sam, and you'll see it starts to bead up and slowly tread down. see how it's falling? >> incredible. >> under $50. >> awesome. >> now, here's the part i want you to know about. this is called the city seat. this probably happened to you. you don't want to get your booty wet when you sit. >> not in public, no. that sounded horrible. i meant like a shower.
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>> brush the water off. it's been treated. >> you're a pro. >> they're like $35. keep it with you and look super fashionable. >> you don't have to -- you know what i do? i put a plastic bag i found from the trash. >> here's a gift for you. >> okay. >> moving on. good morning. we have a total professional girl here. she's in this trench coat from sears. $35. the bags. >> i spend a lot of time in vancouver. i need this. >> $25 and it'll protect your fancy bag you have. >> great. >> the other thing we want to talk about, have you ever dropped your phone in the water? >> yes. >> we've all done it. >> not pretty. devin is going to take her phone and put it in this pelican case. >> oh! >> drop it in. $80. >> or another $400. >> exactly. it'll work. they're professional girls.
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we can't forget about the professional guys. mr. david, our "good housekeeping" staffer, as well. target trench coat under $50. >> nice. >> also has a waterproof tie. this is from vardama. dip in your tie. it's under $90. even a little further. it kind of beads off. >> look at that. >> waterproof ties. we can't forget about our umbrel umbrele umbrella. from hsn, the ultimate umbrella. no amount of wind will ruin this. it comes with an app. let's check our phone. still works, folks. this is the ring alert. if you buy this umbrella, you get the app and it dings you if you have a 40% chance of rain. >> fun stuff over here. >> i'll go through the wind and the rain. over to our wonderful family here. we'll start with grandma, watching the kids for her daughters. we have here a trench coat from
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kohl's. a softer color, really light. we gave her this reflective umbrella from uncommon goods. $35. >> when you're walking at night. >> all about safety first. though they look great. we have mr. luke in his raincoat. >> i hear you can roar, huh? >> can we hear the roar? >> real quickly, we want to talk about the boots and the jacket. >> come on in here. they're $30, love it. >> cute little boot and fashionable jacket. lena over here in her zara transparent raincoat. and her hat and cute boots. it was a lot. >> i want every single one of these in adult versions. >> endorsement from the weather. >> i approve of all these items. up next, a magician who can impress even the biggest stars. get ready for amazing things to happen with
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he's becoming one of the hottest magicians in the carbo. >> he pranks unsuspected people with magic tricks. >> including one that'll leave your head spinning. check it out. >> press the green button. little quicker. >> that's scary. >> it feels so good. press the red button. it'll take it the basic -- oh, a little bit -- >> oh! oh, my gosh! >> oh, my gosh. i'm okay. i understand what happened. the remote is a little wacky. >> i freak out watching your show. you are back. welcome. good morning. >> thank you very much. >> for a new season. what sort shanannigans can we
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expect? >> people don't know i'm a magician, so i get people to think they're having a crazy day. they believe in this stuff. >> one clip featured shaquille o'neal helping you out in a trick. was he the biggest prop you've ever used? >> when people dream of a lovely assistant, you immediately say, i would love shaquille o'neil. he wouldn't wear the dress but he was wonderful. we did a great trick and it made it real for the person there. he was great. >> is it tough being a tv magician. that people can go back in slo-mo? >> i perform live, too, which is always better. i'm going on tour soon, so it's great to meet the fans and have them see me perform magic live. these are hd cameras, right? >> i would use this -- feel the
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hand. it feels real, right? >> yeah. >> this is an hd ready hand. >> what does that mean? >> people can't slow it down and watch them. will you try something with me? >> i'm shaquille o'neil. >> upgrade. >> i'll pull your chair out. >> the real magic mike. >> hands go on top of the table. two middle fingers are touching. >> glad i got a manicure yesterday. >> you'll do what i do. keep your elbows straight. >> i'm not tall enough. >> try and bring your right hand in toward yourself. how far in can you get the right hand?
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test test test you know her as fbi special agent dana in the hit show "x files." now, gillian anderson is in "sold." >> it's a story of a young girl sold into a trafficking ring and what she'll do to get her freedom back. >> good morning. >> we were talking in the commercial break, this film is a call to action. for everyone who sees it. >> this is a film about a young girl who is trafficked from a small town in nepal to a prison brothel in kolkata. but human trafficking is a $150 billion global industry. it's one of the fastest growing black market industries, the sale of children for the sex
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trade. >> this film is based on a true story. >> yeah. >> often, these people think they're trading their children to being a housekeeper or what? >> usually if they need extra income for their -- just within their family, sometimes they can be coerced to sending their child away in order to make money, in order to bring extra money in. what they don't realize is they've just sold the child -- or given away the child to a trafficker, who has sold them to another city and they never see the child again. the child ends up going into the sex trade and doesn't get paid themselves, beaten and threatened and treated like a prisoner. >> you play a u.s. photographer. who is your character based on? >> she's based on a humanitarian photographer who worked for many years documenting human slavery. they estimate there are between 20 million and 30 million slaves in the world today. around the world, including in
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our own cities we live in, washington, d.c., new york. she has gone to extreme lengths to document people who are in human slavery. this character is based on her work, and she ends up leading some of the local law enforcement to do a raid on this brothel and save this girl and many other girls who are imprisoned there. it's really the light of this child and her determination which, at the heart of this film, makes you so moved by the subject matter and her story, which is the story of hundreds of thousands of children around the world. >> tell us about the campaign. >> it's a campaign to raise money and awareness to get children into schools. it's determined that if children are educated up to the age of 16, they have an 80% less chance
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of being trafficked. it's an effort to just get kids into schools, period, so they can learn vocations and have an education, a better life. >> this is a problem at home, too. >> yeah. >> it's not just overseas. it's in our own backyard. >> every single day, girls are on the missing lists in new jersey, new york, washington, d.c., who go missing. what they find out many years later is they were actually trafficked into sex slavery. >> the film opens april 1st. we'll be right back.
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good morning. we have some cool temperatures to start out but we are going to see some sunshine as we go through the day. looking at high temperatures in san jose up to 65 degrees.
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oakland, 67. liver m livermore 68 degrees. we will continue to warm over the next several days with our weather staying mainly dry and a slight chance of rain as we head into the start of next week. now for an update on the roads here's mike. >> looks like san mateo bridge is the place to be, slow. westbound 92 jammed up from hayward past that flat section. look at your map, that is the slow connection over the bay. the dumbarton bridge is much clearer. if you can, head south. back to you. happening now -- democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is speaking this morning at stanford talking about counterterrorism efforts in the wake of brussels. her address is scheduled for a little after 11:00 this morning. bob riddell is in palo alto.
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