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11:00. >> have a great day. happy fourth of july a little bit early. breaking news. the u.s. attorney general saying she will let the fbi and prosecutors make the decisions when it comes to the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. loretta lynch making the highly unusual move after her controversial meeting with former president bill clinton on a private government plane. a prominent democrat calling that meeting foolish. donald trump pouncing. >> i am just -- i'm flabbergasted by t i think it's amazing. tesla tragedy, a driver in florida killed while his car was on autopilot mode. the first known fatality related to a self-driving car. the government now looking into what caused that crash. july 4th jitters, security
stepped up for the independence day weekend. how will that, the weather and the crowds impact your plans? party on the plaza. ♪ >> we're kicking off the holiday weekend in a big way with a live concert from rachel platten. today friday, july 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. huge crowd out on the plaza for a summer concert i'm matt lauer, tamron is in for savanna while she wraps up vacation. rachel platten is here. >> she's the queen the anthem. this is a good day. before the holiday, rachel, huge crowd. >> weather cooperating for the time being. we will get to that later. first our stop story. this is a new twist in the
government's investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails and the role of attorney general loretta lynch. after a controversial meeting with bill clinton raised some eyebrows. andrea mitchell has this covered. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. because of the political up roar over that meeting between lynch and former president bill clinton in a highly unusual step in the middle of an investigation lynch will announce today that she will accept the recommendation of career prosecutors and the fbi on the hillary clinton e-mail case. and not overrule not overrule t. this stems from what she described as a chance encounter. the former president in phoenix campaigning for his wife. the attorney general visiting local police. but it was a 30-minute meeting on her government plane when they crossed paths at the airport that's causing controversy. >> i actually thought they were joking. i thought the people that told me -- i said no way. there's no way that's going to happen. and it happened. and i'm just flabbergasted by
it. i think it's amazing. >> judicial watch demanding an investigation. lynch calling it a social chat about golf and grandchildren. >> there was no discussion of any matter pending before the department. there was no discussion of benghazi. no discussion of the state department e-mails by way of example. >> reporter: even some democrats expressing uneasiness about the meeting. axelrod saying i take them at their word but foolish to create such optics. senator cory booker and chuck schumer defending lynch. the president not commenting when asked. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> reporter: donald trump also courting controversy with a crack about mexico while blasting free trade deals. hearing a plane overhead during his remarks he quipped -- >> that could be a mexican plane
there planning to attack. >> chris christie and newt gingrich are being vetted as possible trump running mates. as trump moves toward his vice presidential choice, the clinton campaign is dealing with self-inflicted wound of the blowup over the e-mail investigation. a controversy not likely to be diminished by the attorney general's speech today. >> andrea, thank you very much. let's bring in mark halperin. you think loretta lynch is doing the right thing here but in some ways has this jeopardized the investigation? >> it hurts it. people suspicious of this will become more suspicious. she probably would have done this anyway and deferred to career prosecutors and fbi both because it's the right thing to do and because the appearance would be horrible. this is the president's appointee as attorney general. it makes the decision now even more high profile. >> to optics of this, the clintons know better than anyone else what the appearance in this decisive world we live in.
why this error? why this unnecessary meeting? >> the most obvious explanation and probably the right one is bill clinton is a really social guy, right. we've all seen situations where famous people on the tarmac, the two planes, it's fun. let's go over and visit. someone, bill clinton, loretta lynch, or someone who worked for them standing there should have said this is the wrong time for a social meeting. the fact it was 30 minutes is arousing a lot of suspicion talking aboutolf and grandkids for 30 minutes, that's a long time without commercial breaks. that's a solid 30 minutes. the president knew this was a critical time. i'm sure he regrets it. the suspicion -- >> the former president. >> yes. suspicion will never go away. >> this plays right into the narrative that a lot of republicans and many democrats as well have about or have been using with the clintons. they play by their own set of rules and they're above everything. this doesn't help her. >> it doesn't help. it's totally self-inflicted.
it puts the attorney general in a horrible position. she has to take this extraordinary step today. yesterday she defended saying there was nothing to it. i'll be curious to hear if she said she made a mistake. president clinton made a mistake. people critical of him said he did it to try to influence the investigation. there's no way for him to without a transcript of the conversation, there's no way for him to prove to people that's not what this was about. >> mark halperin. appreciate it. holiday travel rush is on. security stepped up as nation gears up for the fourth of july weekend. we have it covered from many angles this morning starting with nbc national correspondent peter alex errander in a helico over n york city. >> jeh johnson saying americans should expect to see more security across this country ahead of this fourth of july holiday weekend. cities beefing up security from san francisco to miami. you can see live pictures right
now. we're traveling over the staten island expressway en route to the george washington bridge. these bridges and tunnels in new york city alone going to have more than 2 million people traveling in and through them over the course of this weekend. hesitant law enforcement officers are to give specifics about security this weekend but be clear they will be highly visible. their priority to be seen and to keep you safe. in new york city this morning, an effort ahead of july 4th. the unit on alert armed with military grade assault rifles. the department telling nbc news the counterterrorism team will have a presence. a striking show of force after recent terror attacks in orlando and istanbul. major cities across the country taking no chances. >> i don't think people should be afraid today but people should be more aware.
>> reporter: like in houston. >> reporter: they're already getting ready for the fourth of july celebration in houston. part of that is large security presence to protect the 100,000 people coming downtown for the concert and the fireworks. >> reporter: nbc's ron mott in chicago. >> reporter: security fencing ready to go up here at chicago's navy pier. they expect more than 400,000 over the holiday weekend. every visitor will have bags checked to pull off two firework displays. >> reporter: and miguel almaguer in los angeles. >> reporter: at this command center staffed by lapd 24/7, they are on heightened awareness though they know of no specific threat. they are watching millions in this city coming and going all weekend. >> reporter: training for worst case scenarios. the big concern is soft targets like airports, trains,
restaurants and malls. all with huge crowds and nearly impossible to fully protect. again right now live picture above the bridge that connects brooklyn and staten island. at this hour you can see traffic building up ahead of the holiday. police in major cities insist they are prepared. authorities nationally right now, federal authorities telling us there's no intelligence that suggests any attack of any kind right now is imminent. tamron, matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. let's go to dylan in the orange room. we turned it into a command center for travel this morning. dylan, what are you seeing? >> it sounds cooler when you put it that way. there will be a lot of people traveling this holiday weekend no doubt. in fact, aaa is predicting that more than 40 million people will be traveling from home and 3 million of those alone at the airport. let's take a look at some of the airports. here's chicago's o'hare where the current wait time is about 30 minutes.
how do we know? you can logon to tsa.gov and check the wait times at different airports. plug it in if you're going to the airport and check the current wait time. at laguardia airport right now, things are slow going and part of the reason is because flight costs are 9% cheaper than this time last year and hotels of cheaper as well. that has a lot of people traveling. let's look at some of the flights that we're seeing in the northeast. all of this white you see on flightaware.com indicates where most of the activity is and it's busy in the northeast. talking about the roads, you can see in washington, d.c., things are starting to get slow going and i-95 corridor that's going to be one of the toughest roads to travel from washington, d.c. up to massachusetts. mainly because of the nice weather and clear skies, beach weather, that will have people traveling and of course there will be 32 million people on the roads making it slow as well. looking at atlanta, things are looking okay right now. one of the things they want to
point out is part of the reason things get slow on the road is because they'll have to have emergency rescues for 300 vehicles, roadside assistance, because of dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. make sure your car is up to speed before you hit the road and maybe that will help on the roads. either way, it will be slow going. >> thank you very much. >> will weather be well done for our cookouts? >> keep an extra set of keys. someone else should hold onto them. let's show you what happened in las vegas and we may see this again in parts of the midwest and plains. heavy rain all of a sudden dry washes turned into rivers causing big problems. dylan talked about the airports and the roads, here in the northeast we've got a potential problem later this afternoon when a lot of flights will take off from burlington to richmond. strong winds, gusts, hail, tornadoes possible.
we'll be watching this. as this system pushes in, we're going to look for those thunderstorms firing up by late in the afternoon into the evening hours and then drier conditions behind the front. the other danger spot we're watching, the potential for serious flooding this weekend. abundant moisture coming out of the gulf right along this front. systems are going to form. we're talking flash flooding. rainfall amounts over the next five days especially from central kansas into central indiana could reach 7 to 10 inches of rain by monday morning. flooding could be a very big problem that we're talking about by monday. >> we'll see you in a couple minutes. thank you very much. now to what appears to be a tragic accident on a royal caribbean cruise ship. sheinelle jones is here with that. >> a boy nearly drown in a pool this morning. this morning he's fighting for his life. this morning more trouble for
royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas." the cruise ship forced to head back to port in new jersey after an unidentified 8-year-old boy fell into one of the ship's pools. the child was under water for eight to ten minutes before he was pulled out. the cruise ship left new jersey thursday afternoon bound for bermuda. >> medical emergency on the ship while out at sea. >> medical staff on the ship performed cpr on the boy and an nypd helicopter landed on the ship to take the boy to the hospital. early this morning royal caribbean tweeting, we are assisting family of 8-year-old boy sailing on "anthem of the seas" who had an accident and our care team is providing support to his family. please join us in keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. the ship sailed into a storm with high winds and 30-foot
waves frightening passengers and damaging the ship. later that same month, another cruise was cut short due to an outbreak of the norovirus. royal caribbean confirming the child is from maryland and traveling with a large group around 50 people taken back to maryland by bus last night. guys? >> sheinelle, thank you. to the latest on the istanbul airport attack. today turkish police detained 11 more people in connection with the raids. officials have not identified the attackers that killed more than 40 people at the airport on tuesday. however, police sources told nbc news there has been no official claim of responsibility, officials have said it bears the hallmark of isis. all right. now to a deadly first of its kind crash involving self-driving cars. it has tesla facing some new
scrutiny this morning. we go to a tesla dealership in palo alto, california, where the company has headquarters. good morning. >> reporter: some customers and investors may second-guess tesla this morning after they revealed a car crash related to the autopilot mode and now u.s. investigators are launching an investigation. in april, josh brown posted this video in self-driving mode. watch as it narrowly avoids a truck that tries to enter his lane on a highway. a month later, the 40-year-old brown was dead. according to police a tractor-trailer turned left in front of him at an intersection in florida, the tesla engaged in autopilot mode didn't stop. tesla declined our request for an interview about the incident but in a statement said in part, neither autopilot nor the driver
noticed the white side of the tractor-trailer against a brightly lit sky to the brake was not applied. tesla immediately reported the accident to the national highway traffic safety administration adding this is the first known fatality in over 130 million miles where autopilot was activated. among all vehicles in the u.s., there's a fatality every 94 million miles. el elon tweeted. other companies like general motors and google are racing to make it happen. automakers will be watching this investigation closely. >> what investigators are looking for is the data leading up to the accident. did the autopilot system tell the driver there's a truck up ahead or did it not see the truck? >> reporter: federal regulators say they're launching a
preliminary investigation of 25,000 teslas across the country and certainly investors taking note this morning. the stock is down more than 3% in pre-market trading. >> thank you very much. let's get the rest of the forecast now from al. >> all right. thanks so much. let's show you what we have going on right now. we have that risk of strong storms in the northeast. probably going to be more toward the latter part of the day. if you're flying out early this morning, early this afternoon, you should be all right. we have showers and thunderstorms stretching all of the way down into florida today. we've also got a slight risk of strong storms back through the central plains. big dome of high pressure will be dominating. a spectacular day in chicago. sunshine, 73. 77 in minneapolis. look for kansas city with a high of -- st. louis with a high of 86 degrees. out west, beautiful weather. plenty of sunshine in seattle and 77 degrees. and in los angeles, sunny skies
and 82 degrees. we'll get to y good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. in the east bay it is 51 degrees. it's 54 in the north bay with highs today reaching the upper 80s in the north bay as well as the south bay. the peninsula will be up to 80 degrees in mid 70s for the east bay. tri-valley will be one of the hot spots though make it into
the 90s. and we will have more of this weather as we head into the weekend with a wide range in temperatures. >> and that's yourweather. guys. >> thank you very much, al. just ahead a new trial ordered for a man whose conviction was the subject of that popular podcast serial. a special rossen report to keep your family safe on the fourth of july. first on "today" this is "today" on nbc.
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>> we do have low clouds and fog in san francisco. in parts of the city. it's right now 55 degrees. and as you head out we have comfortable weather. maybe a light jacket needed. san jose is at 58 degrees. 55 in concord. as we go into the rest of the day it warms up significantly for the inland areas. gilroy, 90 degrees. pacifica, 59. embarcadero, 68 degrees. 97 in fairfield. oakland, 72. and 90 today in dublin. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. let's head over to mike now to see what's happening on the roads. >> we're looking over here toward a very easy drive right now. this is preholiday friday light. so everything is going well. we do have a crash south 680 just past the road. everything is off to the shoulder. no disturbance from the flow. a little slowing north through san leandro and in toward the south portion of oakland. a lot of time to get to the coliseum, easy drive. no metering lights. great flow of traffic. expect things to start building
we've got sunshine for sun not. a lot of sun for the inland value is will. we will see that continuing through the day. it's in the upper 50 nsz san jose, oakland, and it's 56 in napa. to the rest of the day, highs will be topping out in the 70s for san francisco to oakland. as well as santa cruz if you're heading to the beach, it will be nice there. in san jose, up to 87. and 89 degrees in concord. fairfield up to 97 degrees. some upper 90s in just a few itots in the bay area. go to the
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we're back at 7:40 on a friday morning. we want you to have a good time this holiday weekend. this morning on rossen reports we also have important safety warnings for you and your family. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with what you need to know. good morning. >> good morning. happy fourth to you. and happy fourth to you at home. i'll be celebrating this weekend. hope you are, too. every year we hear about
accidents with fireworks, children dying in pools and even gas grills exploding. this morning we have you covered from top to bottom. one stop shopping for your holiday safety. you're watching a fireworks misfire in california. the display malfunctioned sending projectiles everywhere. a few dozen spectators injured and even more dangerous when people set off those powerful fireworks at home. we showed you what can happen live on "today." here we go. let's take that tight shot of the watermelon to see what this can do. fire. let's see what can happen when you lean over a firework. ready. fire. look at that. he's actually on fire. >> we saw a professional grade firework, consumers should not use them for two reasons in particular. they're far more potent and fuse time is far shorter. on a consumer firework you have 6 to 9 seconds to get away. you don't on these. that's a matter of life and
death. >> here's another potential danger and this one affects all of us who love a good barbecue. the hidden danger in your propane tank. you're watching a fourth of july nightmare in progress. byron bends over to light his propane barbecue and then the explosion. his body is engulfed in a wall of fire. >> as soon as i did it, i looked down at my arm and saw skin melt off. >> he left propane on too long building up inside and igniting. >> i got second-degree burns through here. of course my face, my hair caught on fire. >> to find out how powerful a blast can be, we set up a demonstration. with minnesota firefighters standing by, we opened the gas valve to simulate a leak. >> i can smell propane right now. >> after just a few minutes -- >> three, two, one. >> did you see that fireball? that could be you standing at
the grill. >> take another look. a giant ball of fire erupting from the grill blowing the doors open. what's the most common mistake people make when grilling? >> they turn on the gas and they leave the cover down and hit igniter and get an explosion from a buildup of gas. >> keep the lid open before you open it. don't wait and let it build up gas. don't lean over the top so you singe your face off or worst. >> just check it on your hose and connections to make sure there's no bubbling which means leaking gas. >> grills are safe if used properly but firefighters say it's easy for things to go wrong fast. and then there's your kids and the dangerous myth about drowning. >> i always thought when a child was drowning, when anyone is drowning they would be screaming help i can't swim. >> unfortunately that's not the case. they really can't breathe so they can't call out for help. >> what does it look like.
>> a drowning victim's feet look like they're climbing upstairs. all of the action is occurring under the water. no splashing to be heard on the surface. looks very similar to this. >> looks like you're relaxing on your back except your vertical. what do you do if you notice somebody drowning. i'm play the victim here. show us how to do it. >> scream for someone to call 911. never jump in the pool after someone in the water because they can pool you under. use a pool skimmer or arm. >> that's a critical tip. keep your pool skimmer handy. simple tips to keep your family safe this july 4th. by the way, to see the proper way to do cpr, check out the video we just posted online. we lay it all out for you. it's really easy to do and
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wx toss to t good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. heading into the holiday weekend with a cool start. still in the mid 50s in san francisco. warping up into the 60s for the inland areas. that is where it will be another warm day. up to 90 in gilroy. san mateo, 80 degrees. 70 in the castro. 97 in fairfield. pittsburg, 91 degrees. and some low to mid 90s for the tri-valley. if you're heading across the state, we're have some very high heat for palm springs. up to 106 there. vegas, 97. los angeles, 71 degrees. tomorrow in redding up to 73 degrees. into the holiday weekend once again, some hot weather for the valleys and cool along the coastline. let's head over to mike to see what's happening as you hit the roads. >> if you're heading through palo alto, here's what you got. live camera, north 101 at university just shy of the off-ramp, crash on the shoulder. folks are bogging down right there. from the bottom o-screen coming
up we're seeing southbound at the lane shift also. both directions on the map you will see more extensive slowing is on the peninsula northbound out of mountain up toward palo alto. north of university everything moves well. it's not a problem on the other side of the bay. '88ity on oakland and now we see volume is starting slowing. same thing for west 580. the bay bridge doesn't have a problem or backup. back you. thank you very much. happening right now. just in the past few moments we learned from police that an accident last night in the parking lot of san jose's oak ridge mall killed a 6-year-old boy. investigators confirm the boy was holding his mom's hand and both were struck by a car. linked to the full details on our home page. in politic, november ballot is coming into focus with what looks like a slew of propositions. 13 will be decided. the number could go higher. learn about them on our twitter feed to help you sort out the issues. we'll see you in 30 minutes with
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, christmas in july. two of the nation's biggest retailers announce major discounts in a summer sales battle. how you can save big this holiday weekend. plus, professor mcconaughey. the actor announcing he's headed back to school to teach a film making class. will he make the grade? ♪ this is my fight song >> anthem of inspiration. pop superstar rachel platten joins us for the perfect start to the holiday weekend as she performs her hit songs on our
plaza, "today," july 1st, 2016. >> love rachel platten. >> we love you, rachel platten! ♪ i'm going to stand by you >> rachel platten, puerto rico loves you. ♪ >> we're back now 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the first day of july, 2016. we've got a really loud enthusiastic crowd on the plaza because rachel platten is here for a concert in our next half hour. rachel, can you hear me? >> totally. >> what was it you were telling me about your choice of outfit today? >> not my outfit.
my dad fashions his outfit after you. >> i thought you did. there he is right there. nice to see you, dad. >> i thought rachel said she picked her outfit. >> that's your saturday outfit. >> this crowd you sound like you inspired rachel this morning. we also have another one of our favorites i studio. keri russell will talk about what's in store f. sheinelle is in for natalie. good morning. a growing controversy could have an impact on hillary clinton's campaign. loretta lynch will accept recommendations from prosecutors and the fbi and not override them over the uproar of a
private meeting on monday. lynch said the discussion did not involve anything related to the investigation. donald trump says word of the meeting left him flabbergasted. an area near glacial national park remains closed this morning. we go to flathead county, montana. tammy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement searching to this bear for the last two days and the search will continue this morning. at this point it's still unclear what will happen to the bear once they find it. well worn path outside the national park when they came across a bear. his friend escaped and went to get help but it was too late. >> it's very tragic and our hearts and prayers are with his
family. >> reporter: authorities say even though montana has the highest population of grizzlies in the lower 48 states, bear attacks are rare. there hasn't been one in this area in 18 years. >> he was a law enforcement officer and knew the woods and new bears. this is not behavior that in any way was risky or unreasonable. sadly it was just the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: now on the busiest weekend of the year, law enforcement is hunting a bear. the news spread quickly in this close knit mountain town. >> we have bear spray. we don't go anywhere without it. >> reporter: the attack happened a mile from this campground. officials closed off the area where the attack happened and posted signs warning tourists. but for a community used to living around bears, the loss of one of their own is not easy to
digest. and again, bear sightings are extremely common but bear attacks are rare and so law enforcement is saying be cautious but don't be afraid. sheinelle? >> good advice. thank you. a daring crime caught on camera should serve as a warning to anyone hitting the road this weekend. take a look. this woman left her purse inside her car while filling up at a los angeles gas station. a thief creeped over to the driver's side door, sneaks inside the car and swipes the woman's wallet from her purse. police haven't said what was in the wallet but the victim is offering a $5,000 reward. >> my goodness. >> that's something you don't think about. you're filling up and you're right there. >> you don't think to lock your door. i'm just thinking that looked like some kind of prank. the way he creeps up on her.
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the deals are everywhere. >> as we prepare to celebrate the red, white and blue, amazon announcing some star spangled savings. on july 12th the company will host its second annual prime day. a 24-hour blowout sale with 100,000 deals worldwide exclusively for prime members. amazon also priming these customers with countdown deals starting july 5th. while offers like these prompted hashtag primedayfail to be on twitter last year, amazon came you the on top. more than 34 million items were ordered worldwide and according to a recent study, one in five adult americans ended up with an amazon membership by the end of 2015. amazon's preholiday announcement causing fireworks on the retail landscape as walmart takes aim introducing a free 30-day trial of shipping pass. unlimited two-day shipping program.
the retailer saying it will begin offering special deals today typically lasting 90 days or longer. proof no matter where you look this fourth of july weekend, americans will find ways to celebrate their freedom to shop. and jean chatzky is today's financial editor. we've been going over our sales strategy. is it really "christmas in july"? >> it's also christmas in september for back to school and christmas in february for the super bowl. the point is everything is on sale which is why you really have to do your research now before you buy either anything big or anything you buy often enough that it makes a difference. just go online and see what the price should be and what people are actually paying. >> the psychology of a sale we talked about being lured in and then suddenly you look in your closet and you have all of these things that you bought on sale but you're not using. >> right. i put myself -- i was just telling you -- on this sale
moratorium for first six months of the year because i felt myself getting sucked in. you need to separate the thing you're buying from the process. if you're not sure that you really wanted this thing at full price, you shouldn't be buying it on sale. >> when retailers claim it's a limited time or limited sale what does that mean? >> they want you in the door. that's one of the things about the amazon offer. they'll offer new sales every five minutes. that's going to get people going. you want to make sure that you're not getting too caught up. >> let me start with what should we be buying this weekend? >> there are certain things that are going on sale and will be at good prices starting with summer clothes and bathing suits. those will be marked down. wait on denim because it will be better back to school. things like air conditioners. that's not our next one. camping and outdoor gear. that will be marked down. electronics wait a bit. laptops will go on sale for september. air conditioners, now is the
time to buy. beauty items. better priced in april. >> if you're headed out to the mall, who often has the best sales this time of year? >> right now we have a very broad list of sales. these are just a few of the good ones. macy's offering 20% off everything. home depot on appliances. toys "r" us, l.l. bean and sam's said you can shop without a membership. >> people will look at the amazon prime explosion of sales. what should they be on the lookout for? >> the amazon prime cost $99. walmart deal is half that but it doesn't come with the streaming services that amazon offers. amazon has two-day shipping. so does walmart. amazon has one-day shipping if you're in 27 metro areas. that's something that may be valuable to some people. you can do a 30-day free trial with either. test drive it. but if you don't want it, you
have to cancel before the 30 days are up or they are going to charge you. >> good information. i'll click away. i know you will be, too. let's head over to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks so much. we're watching a frontal system pushing east into the northeast. that's going to cause airport delays from boston down to washington d.c. and so we see that 40 million folks are under a risk of strong severe weather today. isolated tornadoes, wind gusts, large hail from burlington all of the way down to richmond. the other area we're watching, we're really concerned about this. we have moisture coming up out of the gulf. this system is going to lay across here. it's just going to pound this area. flash flood watches for 7 million people. upwards to 7 to 10 inches in some spots from st. louis to kansas city over the next five happy friday.
i'm meteorologist ckari hall. we have a lot of sunshine now in parts of the city. we'll see more sun as we question go into the day. temperatures rising slowly and it is already up to 67 degrees in concord, san francisco and santa rosa at 59 degrees. it will be hot for the inland valley, 92 in los gatos, pacifica, 59 degrees. low 70s for san francisco. 97 in fairfield. pittsburgh at 91. 90s in the trivalley. that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks very much. ready to trend on a friday morning, holiday edition. we've been rooting for marcus willis. number 772 ranked tennis player in the world. he went up against roger federer. he got crushed, but he gave us a feel good story. >> what you talking about, willis? >> then there's this guy. this is victor. he unleashed an epic outburst on
thursday. overruled a line call. >> that's right. [ screaming ] >> look at it! what! what are you doing? did you see the ball? do you know what you did? do you know what you did? do you know what you did? you're horrible. >> this went on and on. he lost the match. the rant continued after the match. it was like he almost followed the umpire out of the court. it was not a pretty sight. >> also watching the fans. they looked like kids trapped between arguing parents. >> can't believe what's happening there. >> let me go invisible.
something better here. july 4th just around the corner. if you're looking to declare your independence from a negative friend, when is the right time to do that, and should you do it? a columnist offered some advice you might like. take a step back and be honest about your feelings. in the age of social media, is it ever okay to ghost? that means you stop answering calls, you go ghost on them. have you guys ever done that? >> not in a ghosting way, but negativity really bugs me. i hate it. >> i hear you have a dilemma. is that true? >> oh, my gosh. oh, wow. really? >> we were discussing natalie friday. >> code of silence. >> i wasn't in the room, but they said -- >> but they said -- >> i wasn't there, was i?
>> no. >> his name rhymes with rut-row. >> we all know who that friend is. >> all of her friends are going -- me? >> on second thought, maybe you should use your words. exactly right. >> don't use your words. you know what? i think you want to go -- >> all right. let's change subjects. >> i'm going to hug you. i'm sorry. >> dylan loves this story. >> this next story -- >> defriend me okay? >> this next story looks like something right out of a roadrunner cartoon. the feat attempted by a pair of daredevi daredevils. they go from zero to nearly 100 miles per hour in a second. the guy makes a perfect landing
back on earth. >> oh. >> would you try that? >> no. >> huh-uh. >> this is from the acme company. >> told you it's a roadrunner cartoon. >> all right. let's turn to our friend dylan -- i hope i'm still friends. >> if i don't next you, you'll know why. first to professor mcconaughey. matthew will teach a film class at the university of texas at austin. matthew will be joined by the director and the class will be 30 students, juniors and seniors only. this is his second time teaming at ut austin. to rihanna now. it's called "sledgehammer" and it's off the sound track of the
upcoming movie star trek: beyond. this is the first music video to be shot entirely with imax cameras. it just debuted yesterday, but it's already up to more than 2.5 million views. and proving you're never too hold to seize the day. to celebrate her 81st birthday, jane -- [ laughter ] >> i didn't say doody. >> yeah, you did. >> anyway, she got her first tattoo. >> nice. >> best show ever! >> i'm ruining all the show today. >> it started well before this. >> let's be clear, you said jane doody. >> have you heard? she got a tattoo. carpe diem. >> exactly. >> latin for doody! >> she said she's been thinking of getting the ink for years.
>> i think -- [ laughter ] >> i'm not even drinking. i know. >> thank you for that. that was epic. that was great. >> thank you. now to today's social star search this week. hoda introduced us to up and coming stars on youtube and instagram this morning. time to reveal our vine hopeful. >> hey, guys, vine which is owned by twitter has been around for nearly four years. it is a unique app that allows users to post their loops on any social media platform. it is also a place where comedians thrive. careers have been made with just a six-second punch line, and we are ready to launch one more. if you find yourself watching vine loops over and over again, you're not alone. in fact, 200 million people watch the six-second video clips posted across the web each month. the 360 vine booth has even made
its way onto the golden globe red carpet position. >> when vine was first made, it was an experiment. what we started to see happening was that comedy and entertainment was becoming a really big part of it. >> vine has catapulted dozens of budding entertainers to social media stardom. >> i have nearly 7 million followers on vine. >> i don't know who you are. >> before david lopez created juan, he worked at a bank. >> i got into making vines because my girlfriend at the time showed me this app called vine, said you should try it, you're kind of funny. >> well over 3 billion loops later, david is now a bonafied celebrity, posting new content is now his full-time job. >> i was very hesitant.
i was like a year and a half into it. i was already able to make money off of it. >> now, 29, david says he has no regrets and it's wif the reasons he's eager to share his wisdom. >> i'm 26 years old and i would love to be the next vine star. >> connor huff says vine has given him a voice and a renewed sense of confidence. >> lot of people don't see this of me. now, i like to make people smile. >> omg, my fave, lol. >> why are you talking in text? >> laughter he's ready to take to the next level. >> this is awesome man. >> how long have you been doing vine? >> about six months. >> i guess i could check it out from your vine. >> yeah. >> that's good.
>> after a few tips -- >> the way you edit them, i would avoid the black bar. you got to get your timing down with the vine. timing is a huge thing. >> that's everything. >> it's huge. especially in vine. you got six seconds. >> david is ready to help connor set some summer goals. >> goal one, create a character. you have one, but create more characters that can do anything, really. i created juan. juan can do anything. get a consistent posting schedule. you can post every other day, even if you want to post two or three times a week. people know you're posting tuesday or saturday, they're going to come to your channel those days. >> but the most important lesson david has to share, hard work. this is a dream job, a fan base he doesn't take for granted. >> find a way to be able to think of these ideas and not be afraid and you'll see it grow. you'll see it. >> and with the support of a new friend and mentor -- >> say hi to all the fans!
>> connor is off to the races, the six-second race that is. >> dude, are you ready to do this? >> i'm ready to be vine famous. >> he's ready. >> by the way, connor is actually a bank teller, just like david was before he made a career out of his vine posts. you can find connor's vine channel and more on all of our social media stars and our stars in training at today.com. back to you. >> hoda, thank you very much. dylan tells us after a break, we're going to talk to rary cussell. [ laughter ] >> and we have rachel platten out on the plaza in concert. >> but first, your local news. ♪ >> i said -- i'm ...
==anim==ju into ourewsroom... ==topvo== confirmed - a six year-oldoydie car in the parking lot of confirmation within the last hour that a 6-year-old boy was indeed killed after he was struck by a car in the parking lot at san jose oak ridge mall. it happened last night when police say a car struck the boy as he and his mother were walking, holding hands in the parking lot. investigators say the car was traveling at a low speed and that the driver was not impaired and did remain at the scene. so far authorities are not releasing the name of the child. police made no mention of the health of the mother, though we do know the crash happened at low speed. we're looking at your traffic picture. >> overall, the bay looks great.
light morning commute, focusing on recovery for northbound 101. still have a steady volume of traffic out of mountain view to the scene. and also a new issue, this is a problem if you're heading to the beach southbound, you may jam up around the summit. we have reports of a tanker tru truck, one lane gets by. we're waiting for chp to give us an update. 92, that's fine at half moon bay. >> thank you very much. more local news coming up for you in half an hour.
>> we're adding new stars to our lineup. summer in the city. >> let's go. >> means music on the plaza. >> what a crowd. loving it. >> here we go. >> more music. >> "today" show, are you ready? >> more fans. >> here we go. >> and now, more shows are taking the stage. gwen stefani. jimmy buffet. andy grammer. live on the plaza. the citi concert series only on "today." >> again, our new editions, again stefani on july 15th. jimmy buffet, july 29th. andy grammer august 21st. head to today.com for the
lineup. weren't you at a dinner and thought jimmy buffet was -- >> he was talking. i said larry david has a southern accent. someone said that's jimmy buffet. >> he's still coming to do a show. >> come on. >> and coming up this morning, keri russell on working with matthew mcconaughey. >> normally she be on stage rehearsing. do you know where rachel platten is right now? she's down in our control room bringing a cake to our executive producer celebrating a birthday tomorrow. happy birthday, don. ♪ happy birthday to you
♪ happy birthday dear don ♪ happy birthday to you. >> that's the version of the song that just keeps going. happy birthday. rachel, come on up and get ready for a great summer concert. mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we have going on as far as your weather is concerned starting with "today." firework forecast for monday, here we go. dallas, hot and humid. 92. chicago, clear and cool. 73. washington, d.c., stormy and a temperature of 77. here in new york city, the granddaddy of them all, macy's firework display partly cloudy, seasonably warm. 9:00 p.m. temperature. 82 degrees. our pals willie and tamron hosting the festivities. weather is going
mild temperatures and coastal fog. into the afternoon, we'll see temperatures warming up with the inland valleys again today. while we have 70 degrees expected for san francisco, east bay will be at 76 degrees into the upper 90s for the trivalley with upper 80s for the north bay and south bay. and the peninsula after the coastal clouds, sunshine, and a high of 80 degrees. >> weather any time, go to weather channel on cable or weather.com online. we're with award winning actress keri russell. stars alongside matthew mcconaughey called "free state of jos." a real life story of a mississippi farmer who led an uprising against confederate authorities. take a look.
>> you think i am alone? i can't do this anymore. i can't. >> hi, kerri. nice to see you. this is a fascinating story. it will be more fascinating to people because they have no idea of this story. most people never heard about this. >> it's virtually unhotold. based on a true, incredible story. epic historic film and i think matthew mcconaughey is great in it. >> newt knight, the farmer in this case, a guy that i think you have a different opinion of him based on your perspective. to a certain group of people he was a righteous guy that stood up to what he believed in and to another group, he was an outlaw and didn't like him. >> he led an uprising against the confederacy and did it successfully for quite a time.
he kind of played by the rules. he left the army. there's a lot of details that gary, our director, really researched and took a whole course on it, on reconstruction and he's an epic character. he's not just an altruistic good guy. he's a rebel rouser in a way, too. >> the movie is not bashful. it deals with some really difficult issues. racially charged themes and some of the scenes as a result are hard to watch. >> yes. i mean, he stood up for incredible injustices in a time that it was almost impossible to do so. so he's an incredible figure. >> we just heard in the last day or so that matthew and gary ross, who is the writer, director and producer of this movie are going to teach a course on behind the scenes of this movie at the university of texas. how do you think matthew is going to do as a college
professor. it's not the first time he's done it? i think he's done it before. he's taught another course. >> i think honestly the two of them would have more fun than anyone else. i think it would be amazing. they're both so -- i think they would be great teachers. >> i would sign you up but you don't have time, young lady. you just wrapped the fourth season of "the americans." do you like where that story is going? >> i do. it's one of the most fun jobs i've ever done. >> we get together in the morning and people exchange stories about what they're addicted to. i hear this a lot. it's great. that's the professional side. we were just talking you just had a baby. >> i did. >> about a month and a half ago. am he correct in reading that you have not yet revealed the gender of the baby or the baby's name? >> i guess not. where do you reveal that? >> you can do it right now. what did you have?
>> we had a boy. >> you had a baby boy. what's his name? >> sam. >> that's great. now's he doing? congratulations it's nice. matthew is doing well? >> so well. >> other thing i want to congratulate you on, star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> whoa. >> when did that come up? >> i just heard about it. pretty cool. >> do you know who you're between? >> no. >> do you know the lay of the land? >> no. >> who would you want to be near? >> i don't know. who do i get to be near? someone much cooler than me. >> i bet there are people right now saying i wouldn't mind having a star next to keri russell. congratulations on everything. especially on the baby. >> thank you. >> that's really nice. by the way, "free state of jones" is in theaters right now. concert time. come out. we'll check it out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> the citi concert series on today is proudly presented to you by citi. >> welcome back. we're getting in the holiday spirit kicking it off in a big way. this morning we have the live concert from rachel platten. but first -- >> my journey to get here. ♪ this is my fight song >> it's the song that put rachel platten on the map since its release. "fight song" has close to 200 million views on youtube and has become an anthem of strength for fans all over the world. ♪ i've still got a lot of fight left in me." >> it resonates because it has a great hook but inspiring powering message. it's one of the defining inspirational anthems of the
decade. >> rachel didn't stop there. her latest album "wildfire" reached top five creating more hits like "stand by you." she went out on the road headlining her first national tour. now she's out with her newest single "better place." rachel had serenaded us from studio 1a but this morning she's making our plaza a better place in her summer concert debut. here on our citi stage is rachel platten.
♪ like a small boat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will cream loud tonight ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song ♪ take back my life song ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned up ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song ♪ and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i still got a lot of
fight left in me ♪ ♪ losing friends and i'm chasing sleep ♪ ♪ everybody's worried about me ♪ in too deep say i'm in too deep ♪ ♪ and it's been two years i miss my home ♪ ♪ but there's a fire burning in my bones ♪ ♪ still believe ♪ and all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight ♪ ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song ♪ take back my life song ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song ♪ and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ i've constituent gotstill got
left in me ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me ♪ like a small boat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ this is my fight song ♪ take back my life song ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song ♪ and i don't really care if
>> welcome back to our citi concert stage. rachel platten hit it big with the song we just heard. "fight song." >> more success with her latest album called "wildfire." nice to have you here. you've been in our studio before performing. first time on the summer concert stage. what does it feel like to look at and see these people got up early in the morning to come listen to you? >> there are no words to
describe it. unbelievable. thank you guys so much. >> you have such a knack of finding a way to inspire. matt and i were watching the girls especially in the crowd singing along. how does it feel to give them that extra. you pump your fist. how does that feel? >> we need it right now. i'm proud that my songs inspire people and give people strength. it's what i want to do in the world. >> you waited about 15 years in the industry and then you hit it big. was it worth the wait? >> no. of course. of course. i hit a lot of these small bars in new york city so it's incredible to be on stage right now. i played to five people and no one was listening so this is outrageous. >> now that you have them listening, what inspires you to create -- i said to matt you're the anthem queen. you make us all feel your music. you zone in.
>> thank you. i try to write from my heart. i just try to help myself work through things that i'm going through. i guess that's encouragement. >> fun for me to watch not only the people in the crowd but to watch your family as you were performing and to see the pride on their faces. what are you going to sing now? >> i'm going to sing "better place." ♪ ♪ i'll tell the world i'll sing a song ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ since you came along ♪ your touch is sunlight through the trees ♪ ♪ your kisses are the ocean breeze ♪
♪ everything's all right when you're with me ♪ ♪ you're my favorite thing ♪ all the love that you bring ♪ but it feels like i've opened my eyes again ♪ ♪ and the colors are golden and bright again ♪ ♪ there's a song in my heart i feel like i belong ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ i see the whole world in your eyes ♪ ♪ it's like i've known you all my life ♪ ♪ we just feel like so right ♪ so i pour my heart into your hands ♪ ♪ it's like you really understand ♪ ♪ you love the way i am ♪ you're my favorite thing ♪ all the happiness you bring
♪ but it feels like i've opened my eyes again ♪ ♪ and the colors are golden and bright again ♪ ♪ and the sun paints the skies and the wind sings her song ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ ♪ now i'm all right, everything's all right ♪ ♪ cause it feels like i've opened my eyes again ♪ ♪ and the colors are golden and
bright again ♪ ♪ there's a song in my heart i feel like i belong ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ ♪ it's a better place since you came along ♪ [ applause ] >> hear more from rachel platten and all our summer concert artists at apple music.com/today. we're back with more. this is "today" on nbc.
>> rachel, we were watching you sing and listening. we saw one young lady trinity so moved by your songs so we wanted you to meet her and get to say hi. and it turns out it's her birthday. >> happy birthday, trinity. >> more music and much more ahead on a friday morning right after your local news and
i'm ... just into r newsroom...== good morning. it is 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. police now confirm a 6-year-old little boy died after being struck by a car in the parking lot of san jose's westfield oak ridge mall. it happened last night when police say a car struck the boy and his mother as they were walking in the parking lot holding hands. investigators say the car was traveling at a low speed and that the driver was not impaired
and did remain at the scene. so far authorities are not releasing the name of the boy and police did not cupdate the condition of the mother, but speed was a low speed crash. happening now, learning more about what happened, a live report ahead in our midday newscast. and go on our twitter feed to link to the latest information. also, at least two -- have been launched in the aftermath of whats wi what was a heartless crime. on our facebook page, find out how the troops are stepping in to try to help her. researchers come up with an unusual road map detailing the region's worst roadkill hot spots. you can find that at our home page.
>>. >> this morning on "today's take," seth rogan bringing a serious cause to an event. and nothing says summer like a fourth of july clam bake. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a friday morning in new york city. first day of july, 2016. a big crowd outside on our plaza to see rachel platten. putting on a show out there for
them. she'll come inside and talk to us and do one more song for you fans later this hour. i'm willie along with al and tamron. >> this is a part of the cake. a confession. i wake up at 4:00. i hadn't had anything to eat. i have a condition that makes me hungry drunk. >> did you diagnose yourself? >> right before the commercial break i was like this. i felt hungry drunk. i took two bites of this cake and i'm coming back. >> in other words on july 4th when you guys are hosting the macy's firework display, you better keep a power bar or something or snicker's bar in your pocket. >> i feel like i'm -- whoa. i can't control what i say. >> you need to eat more. >> if you have protein in the
morning before -- >> i planned on that. i had big plans this morning. jenna bush hager has a story on waking up an hour earlier than your time so you can -- if you have a spouse, you can chitchat and look over things and make breakfast. i had big dreams for it. didn't happen. >> did you get up early? >> no. none of it happened, al. i think people understand. i'm not hangry. i get loopy. >> you're a crunk. >> while you eat that, tomorrow night -- not tomorrow night. monday night. fourth of july. i need some of that, too. >> it's good to know what day the fourth of july fireworks are. >> it's monday night. >> get there early. it's not going to happen. >> i'll be there tomorrow getting ready. fourth of july fireworks spectacular monday night.
perfor kenny chesney, pit bull. jennifer holiday. >> can you stream the music? >> on an app. there's this other thing called pyrotechnic writing where they'll write words in the sky. incredible stuff. >> it's never been done on the national stage like this. >> we've been working on technology. we just finished it. >> make sure you have a piece of cake before. i would hate to see what happens. >> cake in a purse. what? go from there. >> cake by the ocean. >> the other big story, lottery winners. awesome. >> i always make a list when i go grocery shopping. sometimes you make a list for your spouse to go shopping and they don't follow the list. guess what? one staten island woman thankfully gave the list to her husband but he didn't follow it.
the good news is he didn't follow it. nancy sent her husband to buy a few powerball tickets in january. she wanted him to buy powerball tickets. he bought megamillion tickets. she said powerball. guess what? they won the $169 million jackpot. hit it. >> he actually bought -- he didn't listen to me. he bought $20 in powerball and little did i know he bought megatickets as well. he had $1 leftover. he bought a dollar of mega. >> i love her. >> so nancy claimed the prize. >> this is my giant check. >> she said powerball. he goes rogue. goes mega. they opt for lump sum.
64 million bucks. kept it secret until this week. guys, when you go shopping, do whatever you want. >> al roker is going to end your marriage with that advice. >> you go rogue. you buy what you want. >> spouses will be lined up for you. >> you put it in your phone. i buy ten more things not assigned. you come home with cheetos and mountain dew and this stuff. >> my feeling is if you go, then you buy. if you're not there, you are the one in charge. >> you guys often go rogue away from -- >> i get what they ask for. that's what we're having for dinner or something. i spend two hours in a grocery store. >> i make the list. i don't have to worry about going rogue. i can go rogue on myself. get cheetos. i don't want cheetos. >> i think he needs some cake.
>> crank. >> this yesterday i was going through twitter feed and "today" show tweeted out this story. you click on it and never know if it's click bait. basically click bait is the head line and the story has nothing. they'll say epic fall and you click on it. this one was headlined like epic wardrobe malfunction. or something. it lived up to it. this adorable baby. her picture has gone viral. you look at this picture. you say there's nothing wrong with that. this 7-month-old dressed in a little hat and one piece. olivia's dad, jeremy, dressed her. he didn't think there was a problem either with this. until the text messages between mom and dad. brooke writes did you send olivia to day care without a shirt on? jeremy said i sent her with that thing on. response. overalls? supposed to wear a short under overalls. jeremy, pleads ignorance at that point. but look at her little face. >> she's happy about it. >> she's like, what? >> he took her to day care
topless. >> you know what's funny about dads, i saw that picture until i read the texts i didn't get what was wrong either. >> you didn't see what was wrong? >> she looks adorable. and then i read it and it dawned on me. >> it was a hot day. >> very funny. >> she has to have a shirt. >> i like the one where the guy dressed the kid -- >> there was one person who we asked you guys, and keep them coming on like the wardrobe malfunctions between mom and dad and a mom sent us a tweet that the dad dressed the baby in build-a-bear clothing and build-a-bear has a hole for the tail of the bear. when our daughter was a baby my husband put build-a-bear clothes on the baby. i could see the hole where the tail of the stuffed animal was to go. >> that's pretty good. >> what's your dad story? >> i don't have one. >> combing hair, anything? i used to have to braid courtney's hair and had this huge head of hair. it would take me an hour. my fingers would go numb.
after a while i would just divide this in quarters and you're going to have four pig tails. that's it. >> going to come out- >> hair is the one for me with lucy. you try to be helpful. let me do the braid. after one attempt where i just tugged the back of her hair in a knot. every time she saw me coming, she would run. i got this dad. i'm 1 but i've got this. >> not going. we've had thousands of entries for our red, white and you contest to win two tickets to macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular on monday night. >> fantastic. >> tamron and i will be there hosting. we asked you to show us your patriotic pride in photos or video. one really stood out. we have to say there were so many good ones this was really tough. let's focus on one. dawn with her fiance, frank, and 12-year-old son, michael. dawn and michael are joining us now from queens, new york, via skype. guys, congratulations. you are our winners. you're going to the fireworks on monday night.
>> we are so thrilled. thank you so much. >> thank you so much, everyone. >> michael, you are little abe lincoln. tell me how this picture came together. i understand it wasn't a fourth of july shot but a new year's eve's picture. >> i basically chose it because we were learning about abraham lincoln in school and so we really like abraham lincoln. he freed the slaves and doing good things for the usa so that's why i wanted to dress up as him. >> every year we have a themed new year's eve party. this year is was patriotic new year's eve. >> tell me a little bit about -- is that a dress or is it a shirt? i see the arm extended. >> it's an american flag. you can see it in that picture. >> very impressive. >> yeah. yeah. it was a costume. i saw it and i had to have it. >> so what do you guy's do if that was new year's eve what do
you dress up like for the fourth of july, i can't imagine? >> pretty much like this. >> recycle. >> dawn and michael, congratulations. we love your patriotic spirit. we will see you monday night at the macy's fireworks spectacular. >> michael, guess what? do you know what my middle name is? >> no. >> lincoln. >> nice. >> that's right. i'm a junior. my dad was born on lincoln's birthday. >> oh. >> there you go. >> we have a cousin born on lincoln's birthday as well. >> we could be related. >> she's named valentine. >> oh, my gosh. >> what a web we're weaving here. incredible. dawn, michael, thank you so much. congratulations. we'll see you at the fireworks, okay? >> thank you so much. >> that's amazing. >> how about that? >> is there anything more adorable when kids watch themselves on facetime with them or skype. michael is like i'm all about -- go on valentine. >> as i like to call it, alentine. >> can i take that back, please?
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there's been so many. performing with taylor swift. getting my album certified gold yesterday. i don't know. many things i dreamed about happening that happened. having my own tour bus. getting to meet incredible fans and hear these stories about people moved by my music. >> to have your family along for the ride. mom and dad over there. how proud of rachel, are you? >> very proud. >> adorable. >> really cute. >> mom just nodded. >> balling during the performance. we couldn't look at your mom. she was getting really emotional. >> my team. >> i have a team. i have a team. >> is that your team over there? >> that's my team. >> that's a team. team platten. i love it. >> speaking of "fight song." it's an inspiration for guys but
for ladies extra level of inspiration. when you're sitting down and you're writing, is that coming from a personal journey? what's inspiring it? >> absolutely. i tried really hard to write a hit for a long time. and it didn't work. finally i realized i needed to tell my story and be honest and "fight song" is what came out. it was me trying to encourage myself to keep believing even when things seemed totally impossible. >> you're going to make me cry my eyelash off. the tour bus. i'm always curious about this. anything on the tour bus you said i need so to be tricked out rachel style? >> i cried when i walked on the bus. i didn't need anything. it could have been empty. >> no toaster? >> there was a toaster. >> it came with a toaster. >> i'm fascinated by tour buses. >> a toaster. i'll sleep on the toaster. >> in our day jobs we cover
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>> the trio filming a bio pick about the first african-american supreme court justice. it's a shame they don't seem to be enjoying their work. having way too much fun. and tv land is planning a reboot of the 1996 movie "the first wie wife club" adding a new twist to the famous film. the three stars reportedly cast for the upcoming pilot will have the show set in san francisco following ups and downs of these ladies' lives. very interesting. just ahead, seth rogan and his wife, lauren, telling us about their star studded night in new york city for great cause after your local news.
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mostly sunny skies this afternoon. let's head over to mike to see what's happening for the morning commute. kari, we haven't had much of a morning commute. look at all that green, this is great. we'll focus on the peninsula. still the lane shift but recovering from the earlier crash on the northbound side of university. north 17th and hamilton, a motorcycle down. warmer weather brings out more motorcycle riders. this has cleared in the last few minutes. the disabled tanker truck, sounds like everything is cleared from the lanes. chp says we're still watching it. got to love this. everything is green except for palo alto. see you in 30 minutes. (scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore.
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start collecting as soon as they're eligible at age 62 until waiting a few more years. if traveling to your fourth of july destination, 40 million americans are getting under way for the holiday. 3 million are flying. fares are lower than last year and hotels of cheaper. good weather means drivers should expect heavy traffic along beach routes and aaa estimates that 300,000 of them will need emergency help for things like dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. earlier we told you about a new york couple that accidentally won $169 million in the mega millions lottery. well, if you're feeling lucky, you may want to pick up a ticket to tonight's drawing. the jackpot has grown to $415 million. third largest mega millions in history. you can take winnings annually for 30 years or take a cash payout of $286 million.
since we're dreaming, al, i think i'll take the cash. >> thanks so much. let's look at your monday night fireworks forecast. dallas, it will be hot and humid. 92. chicago, clear and cool. 73. in the nation's capital, a big event that's going to be stormy evening. 77. of course here in new york city we have the macy's firework display. partly cloudy. seasonably warm. temperature about 82 degrees with light winds. we have our pals willie and tamron hosting the event here on nbc. that we'll be watching for the possibility of some fog in san francisco on the fourth by the time the fireworks start. now we still have mostly clear skies in the south bay. clouds are already there in san francisco. north bay, 63 and cloudy with a high of 87. tri valley into the upper 90s.
san francisco looking at a high today of 70 degrees. 76 in the east bay. we'll see more weather like this heading into the holiday weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. seth rogan and his wife lauren miller rogan not only one of hollywood's big comedy couples but a powerful team raising money for alzheimer's. >> over 5 million americans are living in the disease and according to the alzheimer's association it kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. >> i got so sit down with seth and lauren here in new york. they told me how they turned a personal tragedy into something positive. seth rogan met his wife over a decade ago long before his career in comedy took off. >> we started dating before even "40-year-old virgin" came out. i had never been in a movie when i started dating. >> early on their relationship was filled with love and laughter but also heartache.
>> my mom was diagnosed with early onset alzheimer's when she was 55. i spent a lot of time being very sad and depressed and feeling very powerless. there's no way to cure, treat or prevent alzheimer's. >> a unique experience for me. my family does not, knock on wood, have as many degenerative diseases as you would think looking at me so to enter a family starting this crisis was eye opening. >> she forgot how to speak, feed herself and dress herself by the age of 60. >> let's do an event. let's throw a variety show. we know comedians. we know funny people and make it a fundraisers for alzheimer's. >> in 2012 they created hill d
aurt -- hillarity for charity. >> we'll hopefully entertain people and distract them they're an alzheimer's event. >> 50% of the funds go to free in-home care. >> we've seen firsthand that it well changes people's lives in a meaningful way. >> since this is about laughter and about love. a couple questions. who makes you laugh? >> mcbride. all those guys. jonah. the same guys i've been working with for almost 20 years. it's why i haven't found new people. >> what's date night like? >> we're watching o.j. doc right now. we have a dog. spend a lot of time with her. she's lazy like us. >> everything you don't want me
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once it's at a boil, you're going to now take your lobster, this is what it looks like inside. very nice. nice and juicy. that's good. okay. you'll take your mussels -- sorry. your clams. corn. lobster tail. put crab in here if you wanted. you'll cover that up. you'll let that boil for another five minutes. >> lobster is not cooked when you put it in? >> it's not cooked. let that boil five minutes. take that and you'll add after five minutes you'll add your mussels and your shrimp. you're going to boil that for five minutes. once the shrimp turns pink, you're done. you end up with something like this. you can add a little more old bay if you want. fish out the seafood and clams and corn and potatoes and all that. you're left with a beautiful
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mine ♪ ♪ and scars she mow all the scars you hide ♪ ♪ and hey, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ please take mine so yours can open mine too ♪ ♪ cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ oh tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes ♪ ♪ and hurt i know you're hurting but so am i ♪ ♪ and love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine until yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ if we're breaking down we can find way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk hell through you ♪ ♪ love you're not alone cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ and you're not alone cause i'm
going to stand by you ♪ ♪ you're all i every knew i needed ♪ ♪ and the heart sometimes it's unclear why it's beating ♪ ♪ and love if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ we can brave through those emotions too cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ truth, i guess truth is what you believe in ♪ ♪ and faith, i think faith is having a reason ♪ ♪ and i know now love if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ borrow mine until yours can open too. cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven ♪ i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven
♪ i'm going to stand by you ♪ even if we can't find heaven ♪ i'll walk through hell with you, love you're not alone ♪ ♪ cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ i'll be your eyes when yours can't shine ♪ ♪ and i'll be arms, i'll be your steady satellite ♪ ♪ and when you can't rise i'll crawl with you on hands and knees ♪ ♪ cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ if we're breaking down ♪ we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven ♪ i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone ♪ because i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if he can't find heaven ♪ i'm going to stand by you ♪ even if we can't find heaven ♪ i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone
♪ i'm going to stand by you ♪ love, you're not alone ♪ i'm going to stand by you >> hear more from rachel platten and all our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. rachel platten, thank you very much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. crystal geyser alpine spring water from here to there ♪
sunday today. i have a bib on. tamron, "the new york times" -- >> yes. they go through a little bit of my home. al says she blends in. we give you a tour. "unbreakable" on saddest days i watch a marathon. it's laughterville. it's amazing. i love her. by the way, good weather for macy's thanksgiving day -- macy's fireworks show. spectacular. >> we'll be there. thank you for feeding us today, papa. >> delicious.
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upper 90s for fairfield this afternoon into the weekend. expect more weather like this with morning clouds near the coast and afternoon sunshine. let's head over to mike to see what's happening on the roadways. it's my pleasure to show you mostly green. green means you're at the speed limit. palo alto, not so much the case. 101, the lane shift at university, no big surprises there, a little slow. 101 in the north bay, a nice easy drive. south 101, a little slowing around sir francis drake, a car went into the center divide, no major injuries but there's slowing. happening right now, researchers coming up with an unusual roadmap detailing the region's worst road hotspots. why experts say the situation is dangerous for drivers. the november ballot is starting to come into focus with what looks like a slew of
from nbc news, this is "today" with thath think lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. thanks for joining us. >> friday, first day of july and hopefully the start of a wonderful holiday weekend for everybody. the number one song of the summer. >> can't stop the feeling we have a great show. the start of "america's most desperate kitchens" are here. john and anthony, they will show you how to take your kitchen from mess to