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look of a mangled remains of an explosive device collected at the scene. >> among items recovered, pieces of black nylon, which could be from a back pack, bebes and nails, possibly contained in a pressure cooker device. >> reporter: this as authorities follow up on 2000 tips from eyewitnesss, photos like these obtained by whdh include nylon bags might have been placed in trash bags on the marathon route. we don't know if the bag in question is relevant it is one of many possible leads. ben works in a building that overlooks the finish line. he took the still photos, the crowd scrambles this man with clothes torn by the blast runs away.
>> you can see things unfold. >> reporter: a vigil for martin richard was held in his hometown, in dorchester, massachusetts. >> i think of my kids. and can't imagine the pain they are going through. >> a moment of silence was observed at yankee stadium to remember the young boy and two others killed, unnamed chinese graduate student and krystle campbell. >> everyone that knew her, loved her. >> struggling to grasp the unthinkable. >> reporter: investigation are
saying someone know who is did this. a broad request of the public, someone looking for ingredients for a bomb, maybe heard someone testing, any know with information, they are asking to come forward, 2000 tips, the president will be here in boston on thursday to speak at a memmorial service, to help this community as it tries to heal. >> bringing in pete williams into the discussion. i want to start with the images, the first one lester showed u. us, the immediate aftermath, from across the street, looking down. you will see a man in black, his clothing has been shredded, running from the scene. are investigators looking at that? this is not the one okay, here is the one we are talking about.
our invest gators looking at him running to or away from terror? >> i would say running away. with a window over the finish line, we saw this man. can you see the impact of the blast partially ripped his clothes away. now, the same thing was said about this exchange student. we are not sure -- it could be the exchange student, they are not sure. if any event, the fbi no longer considers him, they think he was just a victim. >> and the mail box, there is a package, a bag at the foot of that mail box, we zoom in on that one. and the immediately aftermath of the explosion. it looks like it took place almost exactly in that spot. what you are hearing from invest gators from this?
>> they have other pictures that show the same thing. the question is whether the bombs were placed in shopping bags, and the green thing in the picture is in fact a trash thing, set there to be less conspicuous. they believe they were carried to the scene in black nylon duffel bags, because of their weight, up to 20 pounds. >> does the type of device used, we think they were pressure cookers, does it lead investigators in a direction of origin in terms of, was this foreign terrorism or home grown terrorism? >> you can see the brand name of the pressure cook in one of the pictures, unfortunately, no, the recipes for this device have been used for decades, not hard to find them. it doesn't lead them one way or the other.
>> pete, thank you very much. james cavanaugh is a special agent, who worked on a number of cases including the olympic park bombing. good morning to you. what do you think of the photographs? how important or unimportant? >> i think they are very significant. placement of the bomb and design of the bomb give you a picture into this bomber. the overall motive may not be known. the specific goal is known. it is mass murder. the marathon was his stage. by looking at the devices. these are hellish and dibolical, and filled with nails, maybe directional f that is the bomb in front of the curb there, it may be facing back toward the crowd. earlier pictures had a lot of people in the crowd. he is trying to gain mass murder.
he killed three people and wounded 176. he didn't kill -- this is a guy who wanted to kill a hundred people. that is kig cant to the commanders to try to have insight as to who they are dealing with. >> teams of investigators are looking for every fragment of these devices that they can find. they could be looking on the tops of believes, imbedded in the building, without being too graphic, may recover some from the victims themselves. you are confident they can get 98% of this device? >> the a.t.f., and the police bomb squads and the fbi, i would guess they have it together 90 to 95%. pressure cooker, bebes, nails, circuit board.
>> can they get fingerprints off that device? dna off that device? >> we have gotten fingerprints at the a.t.f. forensic lab. dna can be got off of fragments of tape, blasting caps, yes, it can happen. it is not guaranteed. it will be tried first. the fbi lab is great on dna. they will be working that stuff heavy there. is a lot of leads here, publicly, they may be coming out and showing the devices soon. showing the pressure cooker, showing the backpacks, if someone bought two pressure cookers they are likely assem e assembled -- >> reaching out to the public, getting tips, looking at every photo. they were at logan airport, interviews people leaving boston. look the at your cameras, is
there anything that might be on there. >> in a case like this like the d.c. sniper or the eric rudolph case, the public is on your side. you have to leverage that. everybody wants to help. give them information to make them help. >> someone who heard a loud explosion a week or so ago, that could be the bomber testing the bombs. >> in the wake of the tragedy, we are seeing a lot of extra vigilance and security. tornlgs good morning. >> reporter: as you know, pennsylvania avenue n front of the white house is normally open to pedestrians, this morning, it is closed to pedestrians, as the fbi plants for whoever planted those bombs. >> reporter: at the white house,
the flag at half staff, security tightened across washington. a full continent away, half staff flags at the nerve center, focussing on big events, like a dodger game. >> if the public has to help. if you see something, say something. where large crowds gather, you see something suspicious, report it. it is all of our responsibility. >> reporter: in london this morning, it is the funeral for prime minister thatcher. this weekend, the london marathon. >> a reasonable response to events, 170 injured, three people dead. we would be professionally irresponsible if we didn't take steps. >> reporter: increased security
for the cubs' game, garbage cans removed. and. >> you can't live your life standing around, hiding under the cover or they win. >> i won't let fear ruin my life. >> there is no reason why you should not go out, feel safe and enjoy the freedoms that have been fought for for 230 years. >> reporter: there is a security re-think underway for the oklahoma city marathon two weeks away, a ten k in miami, the kentucky derby and the indy 500. police departments across the country, atlanta to l.a., a show of force. all of it, a reality check. >> this is the reality we have been living with for 12, 15 years, it is easy to forget how close we have been before.
>> reporter: police want to reiterate this point, if you have any tiny clue, not even about this case or any case, call it in. the tinyiest clues can break a case and lead to the arrest of a support. back to you. >> more now, on the story out of london, the funeral for margaret thatcher. >> leaders from around the world are in london this morning to pay respects for the funeral for britain's only woman prime minister, margaret tlacher. >> there is a high profile police presence here after the events in boston there, are many v.i.p.s inside, including the queen and the duke, here to pay
their last respects for margaret thatcher. nicknamed the iron lady, she sought out the end of the cold war. decisive figure in britain, there are many here on the streets to pay their last respects, even the bell of big ben has been silenced for the funeral. >>. the senate is to vote today for background checks for gun buyers. >> nabs news has learned the expanded background check is expected to fail today. a democrat in west virginia said we will not have the vote. he will continue to try to persuade fellow senators. this is after gabby givefords
and people of newtown were here. >> the letter sent to senator roger wicker. >> all mail to the senate is on hold, and a facility is being investigated further. a test did show positive in the letter for ricin. they don't believe it is any tie to what happened in boston. it was post-marked memphis, no return address. it is someone who sent it is believed to be someone who often writes to senators. >> the politician's ex-wife accuses him violating their settlement.
sanford is running, after a extramarital affair. he is is due in court next month. >> after a massive computer melt down left tens of thousands of passengers nationwide stranded on tuesday. american and sister airline american eagle cancelled a thousand flights aelayed others, after losing the computer system that is responsible for making reservations and the planes. pat summeral, john madden called him the voice of football. he died tuesday of cardiac arrest. he was 82 years old.
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conditions. highs today will be warmer and more comfortable than any day so far this week. 73 inland, 72 bay side. major warmup ahead. in the mid 80s by the end of the weekend. have a great day. latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up, we'll go back to boston where natalie is, she has more on 8-year-old martin richard and that young woman right there. and strangers helping strangers, we'll meet some of the unsung heroes of that fateful day but first, this is "today" on nbc. is it wrong to buy an entire outfit
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martinez junior high have started a fund r-raiser to help the family pay for expenses. seven children and their parents safe this morning. fire crews called after 3:30 this morning at the home on bermuda drive not far from the highway 101/92 interchange. officials say somehow the fire started in the family's suv, then quickly spread to the house. finally, at&t now says all cell phone and internet services have been restored in the morgan hill and gilroy areas. crews have been working throughout the night to try to repair a fiber optic cable after someone cut that yesterday morning. a vandal then fired a rifle at a pg&e substation, causing an oil leak in one of his trormers. >> christina lore n is telling all and showing all about a beautiful day. >> it's still pretty breezy but
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good morning, everyone, i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. the group of comfort dogs who have been called in to help in so many tragedies like this, how they are helping the people of the boston area cope and heal. we'll have part two of our exclusive interview with the president. we sat down with him on monday just hours after these events in boston. this morning we'll talk to him about why he says he is confident about immigration reform and the fallout over his controversial remark about his comment about a female attorney general. this morning, we learn more about the victims of the bombings. natalie morales is in boston, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. the scope of this tragedy is being felt not just throughout the nation but the world as we learned the third victim killed was a graduate student from boston university in china. she's not been identified. meantime i attended an emotional
candlelight vigil in for chestechesfo dorchester, "no more hurting people, peace" was a message very clear, seen and heard around the world. >> they're in our prayers. >> reporter: at garvey park hundreds gathered to remember 8-year-old martin richard, was with his family near the finish line when the bomb exploded. >> pray we keep them alive in our minds, hearts and memories. >> reporter: his sister jane, lost a leg his mother severely injured and martin was killed. >> i can't talk. >> if someone was having a bad day, he'd put a smile on their face. >> reporter: krystle campbell
was a graduate of umass boston and worked 16-hour days as a restaurant manager. at first their parents were told their daughter survived the explosion but when they were let in, they discovered it was her close friend. their 29-year-old daughter was dead, their grief unimaginable. >> you couldn't ask for a better daughter and i can't believe this has happened. she's such a happy person in everything she did. just doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: 11-year-old aaron hearn is one of ten children injured in the blasts. he came from northern california to cheer on his mother, katherine as she completed her first boston marathon as he waited to take photos of her crossing the finish line. his principal sent the well wishes of an entire school. >> i'd like aaron to know that we miss him and i hope that he is doing well and we're thinking
of him every minute. >> reporter: lives forever changed in an instant. ♪ god bless america, my home sweet home ♪ >> reporter: meanwhile, aaron kearn is currently in the icu. he is expected to be out of the hospital in time for his 12th birthday, which is in just a few weeks and i know the nation is praying for him and all of the other victims as well. >> they are indeed, natalie, thank you. aaron's dad, alan is with us along with dr. david mooney. gentlemen, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> mr. hearn, i'll start with you. let us know how aaron is doing. >> he was resting comfortably last night. he's been through a lot. he actually a couple times yesterday he opened his eyes, he knew we were there. his mother and i were with him.
he actually tried to talk and we figured out that he was worried about the breathing tube, he wasn't sure what that was about and we told him everything's all right, his lunged looked good and probably going to come out today so that was okay and he relaxed and drifts in and out of sleep like that. there was a few times during the day where he was able to open his eyes and know we were there with him. >> i know this was a family trip to boston, you and your other daughter abigail where there to see your wife katherine as she completed the marathon. can you tell me what you remember? >> she was minutes, actually seconds we find out after the fact from being where we were waiting, and my daughter was maybe another person away from me, we were taking pictures, my son was with a friend of ours, five people farther down the barricade and we heard the first explosion and everyone looked back down the finish line and a few seconds later the second
bomb went off right maybe 15 feet from where i was and aaron and our friend's son were much closer than us and took the brunt of the explosion. initially it was disorienting and i was able to find my daughter and we went to a restaurant a couple doors up and after we kind of got back together a realized that aaron wasn't with me so i went back to the scene and i found him there on the sidewalk with a few other people who were injured and i could see he had a wound in his leg and he was scared and obviously in pain and some people came to help us quickly, auto i'll not sure who they were, someone brought a tourniquet with a belt to try to help it. it wasn't bleeding heavily but didn't look very good, like a war wound and luckily they got him on an ambulance pretty quickly. >> dr. mooney, who treated aaron, among others, into this. you are very experienced but i understand this was unlike anything you've seen before in terms of the injuries coming into your hospital. >> well, we're the trauma center
for children in the city of boston and pretty much eastern massachusetts, southern new hampshire so we do see a lot of pretty badly hurt kids who come in to our hospital. this was different. the fear, not knowing what kids were hurt, the injuries that they had, you know, the things the trauma team are all going through. we drill for this. we drill over and over again and we had assembled a great crew down in the emergency department ready and waiting to receive the kids that we thought we would get. when the kids arrived there was just, it was a tough moment. the kids were all pretty badly hurt and it was again we did our jobs, we flowed them in smoothly, got aaron quickly up to the operating room to address his injury but there were some tough times. >> dr. david mooney you have been through a lot as have you, mr. hern. our best to you your family and
aaron and good luck with his recovery. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> thank you. we will switch gears now and get a check of the weather from al. >> thanks so much, savannah. we have a tale of two countries when it comes to temperatures and the snow. look at this, we have severe weather going on right now in the mid plains but out through the rockies, we've got heavy snow, we're talking about from duluth into parts of northern nebraska, another six to nine inches of snow, denver we'll see about three to six inches of snow and some areas just to the south of denver going to be looking at some heavy snow as well. risk of strong storms stretching from northern texas on into illinois, look for showers in the pacific northwest, beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard, a few showers moving out of the northeast this morning. it will continue to be windy this morning through southern california. morning. good news. if you're sick of the wind, they will relax substantially today.
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bombing. this morning, law enforcement officials are keeping a very close eye on the internet, specifically sites that show people how to make destructive devices. nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has that part of the story, good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. regardless of who committed this atrocity it's clear these days that anyone with a grievance and the will can learn how to become a terrorist simply by going online. now authorities are trying to use some of these sites to their advantage. the latest evidence bomb makers have taken their teachings to the web this online al qaeda publication posted last month, a guide to carrying out terror attacks including detailed illustrated recipes for pressure cooker bombs, the kind investigators say was used in boston. >> the internet has brought terrorism to the web. it's made it go viral. anybody can look online and find out how to make a bomb. it is a frightening development.
>> a similar terrorist manual, how to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom, was posted three years ago. prosecutors say it was used by this former muslim-american soldier who wanted to bomb a restaurant popular with soldiers at ft. hood, texas. anarchists and white supremacists have featured pressure cooker bomb formulas on their websites. >> there are descriptions for how to make this kind of bomb on many websites in every major language and ordinary search engine will take you to them. >> reporter: it's a far cry from the days when terrorist bomb makers used to train others in person in secret camps in remote places. ♪ now everything's online, available any time, anywhere, to anyone, and it's not just bomb recipes. there's all kinds of information a terrorist could use. in fact, the how to guides are so numerous, some counter-terror experts no longer object to the media reporting about them.
>> the bad guys have the information. it's time we let the general public know what's out there so they know what it is they have to worry about and what we're dealing with. >> reporter: u.s. authorities can't block all sites, they now try to use the sites to track down potential terrorists or even thwart them. >> we've been told in the international intelligence community there's been some influence in the recipes and changing them. >> reporter: experts say the easy availability of bomb-making formulas does not seem to have increased the frequency of attacks but worried it may make the successful ones more lethal. >> lisa myers in washington, thank you very much. up next the unsung heroes of the boston bombing share some emotional stories. that's right after this.
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we're back at 7:50 with some of the inspiring stories of strangers helping strangers in the moments after the boston marathon bombing. nbc's kerry sanders has that part of the story for us. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning here. we've got the comfort dogs that are dogs here. they know how to get out and reach and give unconditional love to those in the city who need it now, a city that is beginning to celebrate the goodness in people. ♪ >> reporter: boston is united and thankful for their heroes, like the firefighter who says what you see in this photo is a first responder just doing his job. >> she was in pain. she was scared. i'm not sure how old she was but she looked very young to me. she said "i'm scared. ". >> reporter: as i look at this picture i see a burly hero, you, not just rescuing somebody, but
comforting somebody. what do you see? >> i see somebody hurt. people say what'd you do first? who do you get to? who do you had en? it's one patient at a time. >> reporter: for bostonians one kind act at a time. >> one guy was shivering so bad. i looked at him, do you want coffee? he was like oh, yes so i brought him some coffee. >> reporter: he also brought orange juice to strangers on the street and a bostonian who opened her home. >> i'm close if you want a warm place. >> reporter: ally blogged requesting it was one of those moments where you say to yourself people are good." small acts of kindness and big acts of bravery. during my interview with jimmy, bruce mendelssohn who also ran toward the explosions to help walked off. >> thank you, pal. i appreciate it. >> reporter: a firefighter and a civilian who joined forces
monday, bruce works at mit. he used a t-shirt as a tourniquet on the girl that jimmy scooped up. >> reporte that is the girl, hero, she's cowering, there's the victim, the tourniquet. what do you see in that picture? >> i see people trying to help, i see america in that picture. i really do. i -- this is what we do and this is why we will win because we help other people. >> reporter: bruce and jimmy the firefighter say they do not know who that girl is but they would love to meet her. ruthie and maggie and the whole gang here with their handlers will be out on the streets of boston today, working with people who need it and right now they're right here at first lutheran of boston. guys, back to you. >> kerry sanders thank you very much. what a nice story. >> they did provide a lot of comfort. more of our interview with
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ready to appear in court in las vegas. ammar harris, accused of shooting and killing oakland native kenny cherry, as he was driving down the strip in february. his sports car slammed into a taxi. that burst into flames and all three people were killed. a check on your wednesday forecast and check in with christina loren. good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. not as windy today. that is the story. lots of sunshine, birds enjoying the day shaping up. we'll see highs today that are downright comfortable. not too hot. not too cold. mid to upper 70s. even warmer cities across the bay area. warming trend kicks into high gear as we get into the weekend and next east coast whoo. high pollen. keep that claritin handy. you should be good to go. 66 in san francisco. there's that warmup, 80s. upper 80s by monday. it is rush hour. check that drive with mike. >> there is that rush right here.
camera shaking a bit from the wind you're talking about. blowing through at times. gusty conditions at times along the peninsula here. commute direction approaching university. a crash at oregon expressway causing things to slow down a bit. now an accordion effect here. crash cleared now. watch the bridges, dumbo and mateo. back to the "today" show. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
it's 8:00 now on a wednesday morning, april 17th, 2013. we push in to the white house, the flag on top at half staff this morning. actually flags across the nation in many places also flying at half staff for the victims of the boston marathon bombing. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker,
we're is it studio 1a in new york city. we'll have the latest developments on the investigation into that bombing from lester and natalie in boston in a couple of minutes. also, part two of our exclusive interview with president obama which we taped before the attacks in boston and this morning we talk more about his push for gun legislation, it is facing a critical vote today. does he feel personally responsible for the families of the newtown shooting and his thoughts on hillary clinton future and jay-z and beyonce's trip to cuba. >> wide-ranging. >> indeed. >> and a story of a successful man who decided to invest his time and money in a troubled florida neighborhood. the results, 20 years and $10 million later may amaze you. >> look forward to that. let us start this half hour with more on the tragedy in boston and what we're learning now about the investigation and the victims this morning, as i mentioned, natalie and lester are with us once again. good morning, guys. >> good morning to you, and matt, savannah and al we are
still trying to piece together from investigators details that are coming out. we're getting a clearer sense, lester, of even pictures and photographic evidence of the devices that were used to carry out these attacks. looks like they were mounted in an everyday kitchen appliance, pressure cooker. >> likely inside of a black bag. there was a picture of that pressure cooker so they've identified the basic components. they know there were small nails in there, that there were bebes, that's meant to inflict damage like a claymore mine would do. this is one important piece, tells them the signature that would lead them to whoever made it. >> clearly designed for maximum impact. also investigators are still saying this is a wide open investigation and they're appealing to the public for their help. >> we've heard this appeal for pictures and we've seen some photographs come forward that
raise some interesting questions, whdh our affiliate here in boston has been showing one photo of what appears to be maybe a plastic bag with a paper bag inside. it's at the very location where the second bomb went off, there we zero in on it. >> this is the before picture. >> afterwards you can see the explosion happened in the same place. notice some of that is smeared out. >> smoke. >> because we're trying to conceal some of the more graphic photos there but that's the kind of picture they're looking for that will give them some indication of where this might have been placed and perhaps pictures taken in the moments before that. they're also asking people, did you see someone who had a very heavy black bag, this would have been a very heavy object. do you know someone that was looking up information about how to make bombs so they're really getting people to think about what they've seen and heard not only on that day but in the days before. >> and meanwhile we're also getting more information and learning more about the victims
of this horrific tragedy, including the youngest, 8-year-old martin richard. there was a beautiful and emotional canned 8light vigil in his hometown of dorchester, just outside of boston. many are praying for him. his sister severely injured and his mother a brain injury. krystle campbell, identified as another young victim here and her mother tragically was told her daughter had survived and turns out when her mother went to the hospital she realized it was, in fact, her young friend that had survived and her daughter had died, and then we learned as well the identity of the third person killed was a graduate student from china. we don't know her name. it has not been released yet but we do know she's a graduate student studying at boston university and countless others in the hospital as well, dealing with their injuries and still so
much healing that needs to happen here. matt, savannah and al we send it back to you. >> natalie and lester, we thank you for the update and the extra information. we're going to get a check of the morning's other top stories. tamron hall, good morning, again. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news the bipartisan measure to expand background checks for gun buyers does not have enough votes to pass atoday according to one of his cosponsors. kelly o'donnell joins us with the latest details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. senator joe manchin says "we will not have the votes today." that's despite his efforts trying to bring over a few red state democrats who can't make the vote and some moderate republicans he had hoped to attract. he will keep working until today's scheduled 4:00 p.m. vote but sources in both parties say they are a handful of votes short to expand background checks to gun shows and on the
internet, manchin hopes even if it fails today there will be renewed pressure, maybe some new strategy to make the attempt again. he says it is not over. even if today's vote false short. >> kelly, thank you. american airlines says flight operations should be nearly normal today after a computer glitch tuesday stranded tens of thousands of travelers. american and its sister airline american eagle grounded flights nationwide because of what the airline called a technical outage with its reservation and booking tool. an independent task force on post 9/11 interrogation techniques issued a scathing report tuesday. it concluded that the highest u.s. officials under the bush administration bore responsibility for what it called the indisputable use of torture. the report also urged president obama to close the guantanamo detention camp which has been widely condemned by human rights groups. it's been nearly four years
since jackie lost her three daughters. jackie spoke exclusively with nbc's ann curry about her unbearable loss and her return to love and hope. >> i'm their mom and supposed to protect them and i didn't. you know, as -- it's hard to not blame yourself. >> you expected diane to protect your kids. >> um-hum. >> and now you're blaming yourself. >> i'm not blaming myself for the accident, i'm blaming myself for the not being here, you know, it's just, they're not here and i'm their mom. >> you can see more of ann's interview on "rock center with brian williams" friday night at 10:00, 9:00 central time. now for a look at "what's trending today" our roundup of what has you talking online, new york yankees fans set aside
their rivalry with the boston red sox third inning sing along to "sweet caroline." take a listen. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ bah, bah, bah ♪ good times never seems so good ♪ ♪ so good, so good, so good >> very nice. before the game the yankees observed a moment of silence in memory of the boston marathon bombing victims. a british airport border agent found a unique way to quit his job so can he devote more time to his family and cake baking business. chris holmes turned in his resignation in the form of a cake with the letter to his boss written in icing. talk about a sweet good-bye. these 30 skiers believe they set a world record, awesome, the
organizer used facebook to recruit skiers for the stunt which has now gone viral. they said it's real,' not fake, it's not been drd. 8:08, back to savannah and matt. you think it's real? >> we are going to try that. >> who is we? i smell a future "today" segment if we can do the harlem shake viral video. >> i think you should wait until natalie returns. we get to mr. roker with the weather. >> i'll be down running the camera when you guys do that stunt, trust me. who are you talking to back at home? >> i'm talking to my mom. >> where is mom? >> quincy. >> good to see you. >> hi, mom. >> you're on the phone, hang up. live the life you're meant to live. don't be -- be in the moment. >> okay. >> don't be on the phone. let's show you what's going
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whether you're just starting your 401(k) or you are ready for retirement, we'll help you get there. we are back at 8:14. bombing attacks like the one in boston can be some of the most difficult crimes to solve because much of the evidence can be badly damaged or even destroyed. nbc's mara schiavocampo has more on the task facing investigators. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. here we have a pressure cooker similar to the one used in boston's bomb. it's more than twice the size of the one that was used but even when it's destroyed in a bomb it leaves behind tiny pieces that can be put together and no detail is too small. investigators want to learn as much as possible about the bomb to lead them to the bomber. after an explosion, the investigation. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco,
firearms and explosives trains hundreds of law enforcement and military officials on how to sift through what's left after a blast. csi for bombs. the program uses real explosives. >> fire in the hole! >> reporter: and teaches participants how to piece together evidence from the resulting fragments. >> take a close look at everything. >> reporter: this particular five-day course focused on a car bomb but the principle is the same no matter what kind of explosion. >> picking up that evidence, putting it all together, going back and investigating it and finding out who did it. >> reporter: the key, paying attention to every little detail, working with fragments that are often smaller than a fingernail. here, investigators photograph tiny pieces of evidence and collect them in trays, parts of wires, batteries, springs and metal, all providing valuable information about what kind of bomb was used. >> we've got a good amount. >> reporter: and where it was
placed. >> it looks like it was over here. >> reporter: small clues providing a much bigger picture. and something as small as a fragment of a knob or a valve or a handle can provide the clues that lead to breaks in these investigations. now the investigations not only help officials catch bombers after the fact, they also provide them with a lot of information that can be used in creating security protocols and preventing future attacks. >> law enforcement officials are asking anyone not only in the boston area but across the country who may have sold something like this, this is bigger than the one they suspect was involved in the bombings to contact them, could have been purchased online, i'm sure they're dealing with the companies that sell them on the internet. >> and hopefully will lead them to the person who committed this terrible crime. >> mara schiavocampo thank you. now to more with our exclusive interview with president obama, with he sat down with him just hours after the tragic events in boston. in part one we discussed the
push for new gun legislation, tensions with north korea and the fight over the budget. this morning part two as you i ask the president about the other headlines of the day and the relationship with the newtown families. they've been a key part of the new gun legislation. the bill may not have the support when the senate holds its first vote this afternoon. these families are in the midst of their grief. it's right now. do you feel personally responsible to them, having started this journey with them? >> well, i feel personally responsible the same way i hope every parent out there feels responsible, for all our kids. the key thing for me is every once in a while, we are confronted with an issue that should transcend politics, and now is the time for us to take some measure of action that's going to prevent some of these tragedies from happening again. >> on immigration, do you think this is a once in a generation
moment where reform can actually get done? how confident are you that you'll get a bill by the end of the summer? >> you know what? i'm reasonably confident on this one. i think that you've seen great work on a bipartisan basis between democratic and republican senators. so if you take that package together, one that's supported by labor, that's supported by business, that's supported by advocacy groups, that's supported by evangelical christian groups, you know, this is about as broad-based a coalition as you're going to get. >> has marco rubio shown political courage? >> i think he has been a very positive force as have all the senators who have been involved and my hope is not only we end up with an immigration bill that shows we're a nation of laws and a nation of citizens that helps our economic growth, that helps us attract incredible talent to our shores, but i also hope that it kind of restarts muscle
memory in congress for getting bipartisan legislation done. >> dinner diplomacy. how is your charm offensive going with republicans? >> i don't know about my charms but they've been useful conversations. i think that everybody involved in them has felt like they created some space to talk about areas of agreement and disagreement. i've always maintained that people are not as polarized, even in this town, as it's portrayed in the media. the political engines of the party and blogs, et cetera, force people into taking more extreme positions publicly than they actually believe privately. i'm willing to try everything. as i said i'm willing to wash folks cars and walk their dogs if i can get some legislation passed. >> have you been watching the philadelphia abortion doctor trial accused of gruesome crimes. are you following and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this
country? >> well, i'm familiar with it. i can't comment on it because it's an active trial. what i can say is this. i think president clinton said it pretty well when he said abortion should be safe, legal and rare. if an individual carrying out an abortion, operating a clinic or doing anything else is violating medical ethics, violating the law, then they should be prosecuted. >> carmela harris, you had to apologize for listing among her many qualifications that she was the best looking attorney general in america. why did you apologize? did you really think you did something wrong or was it blown out of proportion? >> well, look, you know, pamela is a friend of mine. we had been joking off stage, you know, when i got to the stage, i made the same joke and obviously some people i think reacted negatively.
kamala knew where i was coming from but it was a useful teaching moment for me and for the country. as the father of two daughters i want to make sure they're judged on the merits and not on their appearance and so i've got no problem in people i think using what was intended as an innocuous comment to make this larger point that we want to make sure that women are judged based on the job they do and not how they look. >> let me ask you about jay-z and beyonce's trip to cuba. were you aware of it ahead of time and have you seen his open letter which raps about getting white house clearance? >> i wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip. my understanding is i think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to cuba. this is not something the white house was involved with. we've got better things to do. >> last thing, i know you're not endorsing but do you personally hope that hillary clinton runs
in 2016? >> you know, i think we're very far away from that, but i have said before and i'll say again i think she was an extraordinary secretary of state and she became not only a great partner for me in foreign policy but a good friend. >> do you miss her around here? >> i do. she's earned her rest and i know that whatever she does, she's going to be able to continue to be a leader and incredibly positive force for the causes i care about and that she cares about, all around the world. >> the president not able to endorse the vice president. >> who is walking down the hall as you talk to him. let's go to a florida neighborhood that has seen a remarkable turnaround thanks in part to the efforts of one generous man. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: in the theme park capital of the world, hospitality means big business.
>> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> reporter: but to harris rosen, it means much more. >> thank you. >> hospitality really is appreciating a fellow human being. >> reporter: he grew up in the slums of new york, a family of immigrants. now he runs seven hotels in orlando, his self-made success would be remarkable on its own but that's not what he's most proud of. >> came to the realization that i really had to now say thank you. >> reporter: away from the theme parks there's a neighborhood in orlando called tangelo park and 20 years ago it was in need of some hospitality. >> drug infested, people afraid to walk out, walk through the neighborhood. i was ready to move out. >> reporter: but georgia gordon didn't move out, because harris rosen first decided to pay for day care for parents in tangelo park, a community of about 3,000 people. when the kids were older he
offered free tuition to state colleges. gordon's daughter took advantage. >> it's one thing to offer a scholarship to one person one time but to continuously for over 20 years to continue to provide this type of incentive for people to go to school i think is absolutely wonderful. >> reporter: the incentive has paid off. university of central florida study says the crime rate here has been cut in half. some property values have quadrupled and the high school graduation rate is now approaching 100%. before it was just 25%. scholarship recipient camilla crawford is a freshman at the university of central florida. she wants to be a lawyer and -- >> make sure i show the world that with his gift that i was able to reach my maximum potential. >> reporter: big dreams thanks to harris rosen's big project, almost $10 million over two decades. >> we've given these kids hope
and given the families hope and hope is an amazing thing. >> reporter: now he hopes other private donor also start similar scholarship programs in hard-hit communities across the country, spreading hospitality through education, one child at a time. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, orlando. >> nice to have a few good stories. coming up, turning your home's klutt good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new information about the busted bolts on the bay bridge. caltrans missed a chance to test the bolts before they were installed. "san francisco chronicle" reports caltrans engineers actually ordered the test in 2008. the agency was concerned about
the supplier's quality control but the tests were never performed because the contractor in charge of the bridge questioned whether they were required. last month more than 30 bolts cracked after being tightened on the new span of the bay bridge. want to check the morning commute with mike. how is it looking out there? >> busy as you would expect at this time on wednesday. the coliseum, the right side, congestion northbound, commute direction. your map will show you the same thing for 880 and 580, although 580 less traveled. that's good news. new crash off the interchange, lafayette, may cause sloping. chp arriving. 680 starting to calm down through lechbton and sunol but looking at a slowdown off castro valley south 880 past the san mateo bridge and fremont with the slowdown as well. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. thank you for joichb us as well. another news update in half an hour. hope to see you then.
beautiful, warm spring day to say hello to the crowd that has come to our plaza to say good morning, a beautiful day, finally a little bit warmer t feels good out here. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. al roker and tamron hall in for natalie while she's on assignment. how to turn trash into cash. >> a story of a mom looking to get rid of her children's castoffs. she makes a little extra money and helping other families as well so it's a win, win, win situation. >> i like that. then where to find some products old and new that give you the most bang for your buck. we're talking about jeans and get this, workout sneakers for less than 30 bucks. good sneakers. >> and a nine-in-one moisture cream, has nine different functions. >> and also a furniture polish. of course with the warm weather think being getting out into the garden, martha stewart wants you to fill that garden up with good
things for your table. she's going to show us how easy it is to make a guarden grow. >> all right, let answer get a check of the weather. >> here's what we have for you starting with today, we are looking at the a risk of strong storms from texas into illinois, wet weather up into the mississippi river valley, showers in the pacific northwest, sunshine returns to the northeast, a little bit cooler there, then for tomorrow that risk of storms moves into the mississippi river valley gulf coast, all the way on up into michigan, rain in the extreme pacific northwest coast, plenty of sunshine, west texas into the southwest, we're looking at sunny and mild conditions, mid-atlantic states, northeast all the way 8:32 on wednesday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look, hills are still green, sunol skies are clear above. look at birds enjoying the beautiful day. we will hit the mid to low 70s. pretty comfortable, 74, not too hot, not too cold in fairfield. livermore, 66, even staying
comfortable. in san francisco as we head through the next several days, major warm-up ahead. we're headed to the 80s. this weekend upper 80s by monday of next week. >> that's your latest weather. the tooth fairy has been busy. what is your name? >> jordan. >> how much did the tooth fairy bring you? >> two pennies. >> two pennies? >> wasn't me. >> it was the tooth fairy. dad! all right, don't forget you need that weather. check out weather channel on cable or weather.com online and we're running this great contest, if you would like yours truly to show up in your neighborhood at your home to do the weather at your house, if you'd like to wake up with al, go to today.com. we will give you all the details you need, 250-word or less essay, video maybe, whatever you want. we'll show you what it takes to get me to your house, wake up with al. and now time for us to wake up with uncle willie.
>> here we are in florida, tamarac, florida, where met meta plaut lives, 100 years old, loves cards, sends cards to everybody. genevieve and john schwarz live in o'fallon, missouri, they have married for 77 years. wait a minute that's not all. they got married on friday the 13th. i mean, that has been a lucky day for them and they're a happy couple. we wish them well. take a look at mary, this is mary, as we say down south, mary pratt-correll she is from farrockaway, new york, she is 107 and her favorite thing in the recoworld is eating rolls.
elvira mummolo from brighton, mass. 100 years old, likes to dress up and she used to design gowns for years, probably still does sometimes. we wish her a happy birthday. thomas kennefick is 100 years old today and from robbinsdale, minnesota. he says the secret to life is laugh a lot. this is albertha woods and she is from florence, south carolina, 106 years old today, and she loves colorful outfits. likes to get dressed up. we'll go back inside and get a cup of coffee so there, now back to new york. >> willard, thank you very much. when we come back martha stewart is here talking about edible gardens which sounds good at this time of year, but first this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: "martha on today" is brought to you by macy's. >> we have stepped out on the plaza for "martha on today" doing edible gardens. good morning. >> spring is in the air. so many people ask me how can they garden without a garden. matt lauer asked me how to garden without a garden. this is it. >> i was at her garden by the way and many of her gardens, this week, unbelievable. you're an expert on this. >> pot, container gardens, this is a nice way to grow things and get your hand into gardening. are you a gardener? >> what is your guess. >> no. >> you have to have holes so good drainage so cover that with this fiber, and a little bit of
weight to hold that down so the soil doesn't wash out of the hole. then in your fancy coat, dump that right into here. >> what needs to be in the soil? >> this is going to be a tea garden so you're going to grow things, oops. >> sorry. >> i have some dirt in my hair. >> it's on your face. you look great, though. >> okay, so just dump the whole thing. >> all right. >> we need to fill about three-quarters full of soil and then we'll start planting things that would be fragrant and delicious in an herbal tea. >> what is a good combination? does everything get along with everything else? >> in herbs pretty much. lavender, we make ice cream, remember squeeze the pot and get the whole root ball out. you don't need those. we need more than that for this. >> oh, gosh. >> savannah, you're holding up our tea garden. >> by the way this is the
easiest part of the job. sorry it's messy. isn't gardening about getting a little dirty? >> a little messy. here is lavender and this is a beautiful summer savory and then mint of course because mint tea or peppermint tea would be tasty, and all these herbs you can buy at the local garden center >> how about herbs in terms of their sunlight necessity, they need a lot, right? >> full sun. if you have a sunny terrace or the spot on your back stairs. >> did you say how much water? >> lemon balm. smells so good. and then you fell in around each of these herbs. >> can i ask you, when it's time to actually use some of the herbs, do you cut from the top or bottom? mine gets leggy. >> the more you snip the more they grow. that's tea. here is our salsa garden. >> i love this idea. >> this is so much fun because i love salsa in summertime with a
spoon of it over fish or on a taco, and so you're going to do a sweet pepper, a jalapeno pepper, you want chives, tomato plant. this is a cherry tomato plant. >> particular kind of soil? >> this is potting soil you can boy, there's very good potting soils in the garden centers right now that have time release fertilizer in them so this is a good thing. put the big thing in the middle, and then you have cilantro, essential in a salsa and again try to get the whole root ball out. don't yank because you might break the plant. this needs good sun, probably eight hours of sun. >> how often do you water this? >> when it gets dry. put your finger in the oil and probably every other day. >> okay. >> you'll get a very nice garden and again this has to be all filled in and you can keep doing
that. >> i will. i just didn't want to get you dirty. give me a wide berth here, martha. >> savannah when you go to martha's house she tries to get you to get green juice. >> it was good? >> i never had it, remember i left beforehand. >> here is our green -- there's a big article in the paper today about green juice and what goes in green juice is your preference, if you don't mind strong, you could add kale. here's some kale and collards. i like it with parsley and celery and here's another very nicer er iterra cotta pot. >> this is incredibly healthy. however when you're making a juice isn't it nice to put something sweet in there? >> i like to put a pear. apples are a little bit, they're sort of empty calories. >> how about beets? >> if you like beets it gets color to the juice.
i find that very sugary. >> that's the point. >> or you can add sugar. >> no, no, no, no. no, no, no. see how pretty this looks and chard has wonderful nutrients as a spinach. couldn't find any spinach growing in the garden centers yesterday. >> these are feisty. >> the roots are well developed. that's what you look for. >> my roots are well developed as well because i'm having the same issue. >> that looks good. >> thank you. >> those are going to grow so the peppers are going to get big and the tomato much larger than that. you'll probably have to stake it. >> a tea garden, salsa garden and healthy juices. >> the fourth is a salad garden. this is just salad. they call this snip garden. that will give you salad for two people for quite a long time if you just keep snipping. >> martha, always good
>> announcer: "today's money" is brought to you by mass mutual, a company owned by its policy owners. >> we are back now at 8:45 and this morning on "today's money" moms learning how to give their kids trendy clothes and must have toys for as much as 90% off. their secret? as janet shamlian reports it's between friends. >> reporter: this is like finding hidden treasures. >> let's go do some shopping. >> reporter: a warehouse sized room full of everything is takes to raise a child from newborn car seats to teenage clothes.
>> i found some jean shorts. >> reporter: all priced to move. am i wrong to call this a glorified garage sale? >> i wouldn't call it a garage sale. >> reporter: what started in her home 15 years ago as a small sale among friends has become the franchise between friends. locally organized consignment sales all across the country. this one is in the dallas area. are you hooked? >> i am so hooked. >> reporter: a stay-at-home mom sells off almost everything her three children are done playing with or grown out of. she admits to turning other people's trash into money in her pocket. >> baby walkers, slides, sand boxes. >> reporter: from the curb. >> from the curb, clean it up, hose it off. sell it. >> reporter: it's time well spent she says. her family uses the earnings for vacations.
consigners take home 60% of what their items are selling for. the average check is more than $300 and most of it for toys and clothes the kids are no longer using. consigners set their own price and drop off the item. when the doors open, shoppers like sonya may are quick to spot a deal. >> it's really good stuff and it's clean. >> reporter: retail the register would have rung up nearly $300. >> your total is $48.17. >> wonderful. >> what a bargain. >> reporter: much of what's here has barely been used. some of it is brand new. >> you saved $248.86. >> wow! the a average mom shopping midd income america but what really is so important to me and also to our franchise is that people who they really can't afford retail. >> reporter: for kimberly, it's simply a smart way to manage the costs of an active 6-year-old. >> he's in basketball and football and i just want to make money to help with the sports. >> reporter: more than 250 just
between friends sales last year as thousands of families turned castoffs into cash, if they can resist the bargains themselves. >> i would say i spent my whole check maybe the first couple of sales i did it because i was so excited to get good deals even if i might not need it. >> reporter: the art of the deal, as supersized consignment sales help savvy families make ends meet. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, mesquite, texas. >> speaking of values, and bargains the new list of great value products, everything from jeans to jewelry, and more. we'll talk about that but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
back now at 8:51 with "today's consumer." great value products. the editors at "woman's day" tried out new and classic items to come up with their list of winners. tayn, good morning, thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> what was the criteria to get on the list? >> had to be worth your time and energy and most of all your money, not only were our 30 winners picked by editors but put to the test by a panel of readers. >> several different categories. we start with fashion. we have jewelry obviously. >> first goes to jillete.com.
all of the necklaces and bracelets retail for $25 or less and ship anywhere in the u.s. for free, bright colors, great way to get into the trend without spending a lot of money and they're beautiful and we love them. >> gorgeous handbags, they look expensive. >> they are but when you're talking about high quality handbags the place to shop is marshalls, designer bags discounted up to 60% off. everything here is under 100, made with real material so they'll stand up for the everyday wear and tear. >> they look expensive but aren't expensive. jeans. >> this is the perfect pair no matter what your shape or size, this is old navy the flirt, a boot cut style. the dark wash takes you from day to night, just the right amount of stretch, they have great pockets in the back that give your butt the lift you want and available in sizes zero to 20 and three different lengths for $29.50. >> price is right. standing behind this mannequin
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>> workout gear can be expensive. these are c9 by champion, retail for under $30 at target.com. you have to feel how lightweight these are. they have non-skid tread, cushion insoles, padded tongues, whether you're going for a walk around the neighborhood or doing a gym class and the ten-minute dvd. >> why is this better than all the other ones out there? >> each dvd, they have 35 to choose from, has five ten-minute workouts on it so it lets you customize, mix and match and those are $15 to $17 on amazon.com. >> i think i put the entire tube of hand scream of cream on. little goes a long way. the home department air popper. >> this is our cooking department. we love the popcorn maker, great way to have a healthy economical snack. this west bend air crazy maker makes four quarts of popcorn in under three minutes so you get a lot for not a lot but we also love the compact design so you can put it on your countertop,
and it's just a great one, $29.99 on westbend.com. >> what do you love about this baking sheet? >> this is $20 on amazon and you cannot only bake but roast in it, too, thanks to this raised rim. it comes with a lid so it makes prep and storage a cinch. it's from nordicware's natural line the half sheet baker's pan. >> let's move on to home. >> we have garnett fiesta line. this washes over and over again, won't pil, available in nine vibrant colors and the prices range from $22 to $32 for the pillow cases and flat and fitted sheets. it's a nice way to change your bedroom decor without spending a lot. >> if you want to spice it up sheets can be really expensive. >> these are sold ala carte so you can get what you need.
>> a lot of hand soaps on the market. >> this is mrs. meyer's liquid hand soap. it's just $3.99 and we love that it lathers, you'll feel the clean while washing your hands, garden scents are really beautiful and the labels make them something you'll be proud to put on your countertop. >> do they have others hand soap or other products? >> they have a whole line. we love the hand soap, worth trying out all of them. >> karen, thank you for giving us the list. first your local news and weather.
good morning, 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. fire crews say nine people, including seven children, are lucky to be alive after their san mateo home went up in flames overnight. officials say it somehow started in the family's suv and quickly spread to the house. the family was alerted of the fire by a car alarm. want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. nice day ahead? >> nice day. good morning to you. we're getting closer to the weekend at this point. temperatures are going to warm. those winds will continue to relax as we head through the next few days. if you're looking for warmer weather, we've got a lot for you. friday through sunday, warm-up continues, mid-80s turn to the upper 80s monday into tuesday. overall we're not looking at any chances of rain in the near future. hope you have a fantastic wednesday.
days after the blast that ripped will you that city. natalie a lot to talk about with you. you spent the night at an emotional vigil in dorchester, mass. but first the investigation, where are we this morning? >> i think we're starting to learn a lot more about the investigation and where it's going from here. investigators did say they were no closer to identifying a suspect. they say their investigation is wide open at this point. they're appealing to the public for more photographic evidence or video evidence that the public may have and even saying somebody has to know something or perhaps they saw somebody testing some explosive or heard some sort of testing explosive devices. if you've heard then please call the fbi's tip line. what we are starting to get is photographic evidence of the device or devices that were actually apparently used and they're described as being crude devices, but obviously ones that would have maximum impact,
loaded for bear with bb pellets and other metal pieces including screws that would have the kind of impact as you're seeing a lot of injuries to the lower extremeities and trauma for a lot of people. also packed in a pressure cooker which is an everyday kitchen appliance and that is a technique that has been used in the past in afghanistan, nepal, india, even in 2010 in that failed times square attempted bombing, the bomber, the person who attempted the bombing there loaded it in a pressure cooker as well, so all of those things investigators are saying is going to bring them closer to perhaps being able to put all of that forensic evidence together so they can then bring that closer to perhaps a suspect or suspects in this case, but we are talking a lot today about the victims and as you mentioned, willie, al, tamron, i spent the night last night at a
vigil for the family of 8-year-old martin richard, and i think just seeing that picture yesterday, that went viral of him, holding up the sign that said, "no more hurting people. peace." that picture is really a symbol that was, you know, i think felt an emblel around the world of what this has done to this community, and communities around the world, as we're learning as well that one of the victims was a chinese graduate student who was studying here at boston university, and another 29-year-old girl, krystle campbell, was the other victim who was identified yesterday and her family also grieving. so a community very much hit hard here still and it's going to be a long time for healing. >> natalie, how did, you know, you're a journalist and also a mom. how did you hold it together during the day yesterday covering it? because i don't know that i could have done it. >> yes. no, you know, i started talking
to some of martin richard's classmates, all 7, 8-year-olds themselves and i think when you ask them questions about their friend, it really started to hit them and they started to cry, and it was like me talking to my own kids. i mean, what do you ask them, how do you reassure them and comfort them and the only thing i could do is put my arms around them and give them a hug and let them know that this doesn't happen often. it wasn't meant to happen, and you just reassure them as best you can, but i have to tell you, i was crying, everybody around me was crying because it's very hard to hold it together when you're talking to the young kids about their friend and i even talked to his soccer coach for both martin and his sister, jane, who is still in the hospital, lost her leg, and the soccer coach was like, he broke down, he was so emotional he couldn't talk. he's like, they're just kids. they're just kids.
how does this happen? and i think that's what everybody has been saying and talking about here. >> you think about the impact on just that one family. there are a lot of stories but you lose young martin, his little sister loses a leg, a head injury for their mother. their older brother and the father spared because the older brother was behind the tree. >> you wonder why not us, survivors. it's hard. >> the father alone but krystle campbell, her grandmother recently gave an interview and she was talking about how krystle gave up her single life, this young woman, to care for her grandmother. having her there made her feel safe. you have the other story you've talked about as well, two brothers, both losing parts of their leg and one calling, we're all someone's kid and these guys are in their 20s and 30s and one calls his mom and said mom, i'm hurt bad. that's someone's kid but going back to martin richard, you were talking with natalie, i'm not a
mom but i'm an aunt and i have a 7-year-old, a 3-year-old, 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, nieces and nephews and seeing that little bright-eyed, toothy smile, you know, you talk about being a journalist and losing it. you're not a journalist when you see something like that. if your heart is not crushed you're not human. that's someone's baby and he's not going to come home. he's not going to go to high school, not going to go to prom, all of those milestones and his dad has to live with that pain. it's awful. >> we've seen too much of it over the last four months, 20 first graders in connecticut and now a third grader in boston. natalie we'll check back in with you later in the show. one of the other things we want to point out there's been a lot of horrible news but i think it's worth stepping back and looking at the job these hospitals did. >> amazing. >> these trauma units, there were i guess six or seven within about a mile and a half radius, great world class hospitals of where this happened. i was talking to michael leiter,
former head of the counterterrorism unit here in the united states and he said in 2011 they ran a drill looking at something like a mumbai style attack, someone started shooting civilians, they ran a drill in the city of boston so they were prepared in an odd way. you didn't hear story of chaos. the triage went well, the right people went to the right hospitals. this was top level care and you think how much worse it could have been. >> you also realize how much this is a calling for those people who do that for a living. we talk about careers when you're a kid, what do i want to be when i grow up and these doctors, these nurses, these emts, that is a calling. >> the story, a lot of these people are trained but the people the average people who ran toward the explosion, after the explosion. >> the marathon runners who finished and went to donate blood right after, literally
running straight to hospitals to help out. it's incredible. >> this is something that the terrorists want to tear us apart. i think it unites us. >> no question. >> it has in the past and always when we suffer this way we see how much we care about each other no matter race, where you're from, texas, boston, new york, doesn't matter, you see that we have each other's back. it's sad it comes to this moment that we realize that. >> we did learn that at a press conference earlier from the boston medical center. we talked about 8-year-old martin. there is a 5-year-old also in critical condition so let's hope, let's hope for that. our final take was a really cool moment that happened last night, yankee stadium if you know anything about baseball or rivalries or sports you're not going to see this very often but in this moment at yankee stadium a moment of silence before the game and yankee fans singing along with "sweet caroline" played at every red sox game at fenway. ♪ i've been inclined ♪ bah, bah, bah
♪ to believe there never was -- ♪ >> a banner read united we stand with the yankee and red sox logos. >> neil diamond. >> neil d tweeting his appreciation saying thank you new york yankees for playing "sweet caroline" for the people of boston. >> i didn't know that was the song for the red sox. >> i didn't, either. >> i saw it on the localocal ne. i'm in my home, you know, just v it just made you feel strong and with them. and now i've got to get to a sox game. you got to take me. i've never been and i want to be in that moment with those fans. >> the green monster. >> yes. to see those yankee a fan on their feet. >> i hadn't gotten into fenway park until last year. and, boy, talk about an intimate stadium. what an idea, the small as sglts that's wh . >> we should also point out there are about 40 marathons
around the world this weekend. people are going to be thinking about how to secure those place, hamburg, belgrade, salt lake city. >> oklahoma city has one in honor of the bombing victims. >> lansing, michigan, london. 30-second moment of silence before some of the races. and runners are going to be encouraged to put their hands over their heart. this is a hash tag on twitter now. as they cross the finish line a these marathons around the world, expect to see runners with their hands over their hearts in honor of the victims there in boston. some interesting things happening around the world, in fact, in tribute to boston. other news as well. i'll get you caught up. on capitol hill a key plan to curb gun violence is jeopardy. one of the votes expected today would expand background checks for gun buyers. senator tells nbc news, quote, we will not get the votes today. on those expanded background checks, despite appeals from newtown families, gabby giffords
and public polls showing broad support for it. final farewell to margaret thatcher. under tight security thousands of mourners turned out t at st. paul's cathedral for the funeral of britain's first and only prime minister and key u.s. ally. among those attending, queen elizabeth and her husband, and former vice president dick cheney. thatcher died last week at the age of 87. secret service says a letter addressed to president obama contained a suspicious substance it was intercepted tuesday at an off-site mail facility. nbc news learned the letter came from the same person suspected of mailing a letter to mississippi senator roger wicker this week which field tested positive for the poison ricin. >> review by a washington-based think tank it, quote, indisputable that the u.s. engaged in torture following the nefb terror attacks and the bush administration bears responsibility. the report by the constitution project looked at prisoners interrogated at guantanamo bay, in afghanistan, and iraq and
secret cia prisons. john bolton calls the report completely divorced from reality. american airlines is hope for nye near normal operations today one day after the massive computer melt down canceled almost 1,000 flights tuesday and left thousands of other passengers stranded. american apologized for the outage that effected reservations, boarding passes, even the pumping of fuel on planes. now, it left many passengers in long lines and unable to book other flights. new trouble today for former south carolina governor mark sanford as he tries to make a political comeback. his ex-wife has accused him of trespassing, violating their divorce settlement, after she says she saw him leaving her home using his cellphone as a flashlight. a judge has set a hear for next month. two days after a special election for state congressional seat. sanford's political career was sidelined in 2009 after he confessed to an extramarital affair.
and best actress nominee wallace had quite a time after last weekend's mtv movie awards. look. the 9-year-old star got into a dance-off with a fellow young partygoer. okay. there's the snake. >> oh, oh. >> you win when you break out the splits. >> that's not fair. >> oh, but she's coming back. okay. okay. pop it. pop it. swing that. pop, pop. i don't know. dust her off. that was some kind of chicken thing. i don't know. >> some kind of chicken thing. >> wait, i love this. this kid is like, i am not giving up. >> what's going on there? >> this may get ugly now. >> it is 13 minutes after the hour. now bust a move because you've been up to -- you got it? you got moves for me? >> not like that. >> get it off the shoulder but that is about as far as i go. >> thanks, a ron. how about a check of the
weather? >> i did that split move. >> your pants. not the same. >> completely. it took about a week of that to get back to normal. as far as your weather is concerned, for today, strong storms making their way out of kansas into missouri and on into the upper midwest. we are looking for a strong storm today, possibility of tornadoes from northern texas all of the way into the western border of kansas. from oklahoma city also tulsa and, tomorrow, there's another outbreak expected from the gulf coast, mississippi river valley, all of the way up into michigan. rainfall amounts anywhere from three to five inches of rain, especially in the northern illinois area on into indiana well, it's now 9:14 on a wednesday morning. the winds continue to drop off. a little breezy out there, a camera shake from time to time. the good news is by overnight, we're talking about calm conditions returning to the bay area. then you can get out there and
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kerr rirks -- kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, and here are the comfort dogs that have arrived to help. they're sort of unconditional love for the folks in boston, sort of furry therapists who will be out on the streets here today. this is luther, isaiah has been working with some of the children in newtown, so they are very effective and their plan today is to get out and see if they can touch people's hearts, this in a city that is beginning to find the goodness in people and celebrate. ♪ boston is united and thankful for their heroes, like the firefighter who says what you see in this photo is a first responder just doing his job. >> she was in pain. she was scared. she's -- i'm not sure how old she was, but she looked young to me and she said, i'm scared. >> reporter: i see a burly hero, you, not just rescuing somebody,
but comforting somebody. what do you see? >> i see somebody hurt, you know, people say what'd do you first, who do you get to? who do you help? it's one patient at a time. >> reporter: for bostonians one kind act at a time. >> one guy was shivering so bad. i go do you want coffee? oh, yes, so i brought him some coffee. >> reporter: also brought orange juice to strangers on the street and there was the bostonian who opened her home to runners who couldn't get to their hotels. >> all i did was say i'm close if you want a warm place. >> reporter: ally blogged "it was one of those moments where you say to yourself, people are good." small acts of kindness and big acts of bravery. >> you're the guy. >> that's you, you were the first one there. >> reporter: during my interview with jimmy, bruce mendelssohn, who also run toward the explosions to help, walked up. >> thank you, pal. let me stand up here. i appreciate you. >> reporter: a firefighter and a
civilian who joined forces monday. bruce works at mit. he used a t-shirt as a tourniquet on the girl that jimmy then scooped up. that is the girl. >> yes. >> reporter: there he is, hero, burly guy, she's cowering, victim, her shoes off and there's that tourniquet. >> that's right. >> reporter: what do you see in that picture? >> i see people trying to help. i see america in that picture. i really do. this is what we do, and this is why we will win. because we help other people. >> reporter: jimmy, the firefighter and bruce do not know who that girl is but there are some folks who do that are now attempting to connect them, perhaps even later today. meantime, isiah and -- well, the whole gang here, this brigade with their handlers will be hitting the streets of boston today and they're going to stay here as long as needed, certainly through the weekend. right now they're here at the first lutheran church of boston. back to you guys. >> boy, those are great dogs and as you point out, kerry, they
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cnow with added whitening.... and concentrated formula. to clean and whiten laundry better than ever. good morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. at&t now says all cell phone and internet service has been restored in the morgan hill and gilroy area. crews have been working through the night to repair a fibre optic cable after someone cut the line yesterday morning. investigators say the vandals fired a rifle causing an oil
leak in one of the transformers. california's ban on gay conversion therapy for minors is at the federal court. they will hear arguments whether the law is unconstitutional. whether parents can send their children to repairative therapy. they say it's ineffective and psychologically damaging. they say they were interfering with private family relationships. the ruling is not expected for semple weeks. in about a.5 hour the explo exploreatorium will open. be sure to watch us at 11:00 for a live report on that big grand opening. we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after the break. .
but barely. we need rain to keep these hills green. not an immediate forecast. in fact, we're going the opposite direction, warm-up, 73 in livermore. the warm-up starts today, 3 to 5 warmer than yesterday's high, keep on climbing to the weekend peaking finally monday of next week and close to 90 inland. lets check that drive. hi, mike. >> good morning. just about 8:30, just about an hour ago we had really big slowdowns haps happening into milpitas, a slowdown, stall 237, not the root but the bulk. i sent a tweet about it as well. if you didn't get that, follow me on twitter. the maps will show you the slowdown on the sensor from the dumbarton bridge, dakotao road past mission, milpitas and 60 through the same area. the funnel, the traffic, the slowing. northbound routes through san jose, standard flow for 101, 880 as well as 85. look at the bottom of the screen there, pretty slow up into saratoga. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. thank you for joining us. another local news update in half an hour.
have a great morning. back now more of "today" on this wednesday morning, april the 17th, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and tamron hall. natalie is in boston covering the aftermath of the bombings there. you know, natalie, to a man, the runners that we've interviewed and the ones i've heard interviewed said i will be back
next year. i'm going to run this race again. what is your sense being a runner yourself? >> i could tell you, wil lie, there are going to be more runnering trying to qualify. it's on my bucket list. i've never done boston. i'd love to do it and now more than ever in solidarity i think so many runners will want to be here next year to show whoever did this that you cannot take away from what this run means, not only to the city and to the rubbing community, but to the world. it really is the race, the run that everybody wants to qualify for, and next year hopefully there's going to be a lot more people wanting to do it. >> we'd love to see that. i can't promise for personal fitness reasons i'll run with you but i will be there cheering you on. that will be our deal. >> team natalie. >> all in. >> natalie, we'll see you back tomorrow. safe travels home and give our love to the people in boston.
>> still ahead on our program, we'll take a turn and tell you whether you should treat common ailments with your diet, going to the drugstore or checking in with your doctor. then if you're planning a summer vacation some incredible new hotels from san francisco to miami and ecuador that you may want to check out. also the perfect texas style steak from chef tim love. you're a texas girl. >> i thought you were talking about my steaks. >> your what? >> my steaks. cooking steak. >> okay. you said -- anyway, we're going to cook texas steak. >> you two exhaust me. >> first how about a check of the weather. >> did you not hear yourself? we need to talk about something over here, go ahead, al. >> that is the meanest thing you've ever said to me. >> it's breakfast with the bickersons. >> oh my gosh. >> you know we're on tv right now? as you look today we have a risk of strong storms from texas on
up into missouri, look for some showers in the pacific northwest, take a shot of tamron right now, we have sunshine through the gulf coast. >> oh, hi! >> and a few showers moving out of the northeast, then for tomorrow we expect to see some more rain in the pacific northwest, risk of strong storms, gulf coast, mississippi river valley on up into michigan, few showers northern new england, look for more snow from minnesota back into colorado. that's what's going on in the country. 9:33, now good morning. still breezy out there. i'm not going to lie. but those gusts are really starting to drop off. we're getting 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts at this time yesterday. we're going to continue to see those winds decrease as we head throughout the day today. it's still pretty breezy at the immediate coastline. today's high are comfortable. 73 on the way to livermore, 73 fremont, 73 up in wine country looking really great for outdoor plans. 73 for napa. getting into thursday and friday, temperatures keep on
climbing. we'll be in the mid-80s by sunday. >> that's your latest weather. by the way, we've got a contest going. go to "today".com for a chance for me to come to your house, whether you like it or not, to do the weather. to enter go to today's.com. to your house and break in. it's going to be fantastic. seriously we'll have a good time. go to today.com and check out the rules. now to be well, to be healthy we're going to be treating common ailments with the three ds, diet, drugstore, doctor. madelyn fernstrom is "today's" diet and nutrition editor. >> nice to see you al. >> a lot of times you have common ailments, should i see the doctor, is it something i can get out of the drugstore. >> save yourself time and money. start with the easy things, go from diet to the drugstore and if you need to, see your doctor. you need this as evidence as what you try to do. take control of your health. >> start with bad breath. >> big problem for a lot of
people. first is what you're eating. onion, garlic, scallions, these things keep recycling in your mouth and that's a big problem. avoid them all together. another thing is dry mouth. your mouth gets drier, drink water, keep flushing out the bacteria and also parsley is nature's normal breath freshener. it's not just on the plate for nothing. then head to the drugstore because something that you can do to prevent dry mouth, sugarless gum or mints and look at your oral hygiene. if you haven't changed your toothbrush in a year, every six months you need to do this. >> i do it every month. >> even better. but these are the things, i don't know if you've seen this tongue scraper, your tongue is a big contributor to bad breath so when brushing your teeth use that tongue scraper. >> things still persist, what do you do? >> then go to your doctor. it could be an index of digestive problems or diabetes or something that you see your dentist for, for gum disease.
>> next problem something i'm passed worried about, thinning hair. >> not your problem but a problem for millions and millions of people. we're not talking about male pattern baldness but your hair gradually thins. one the biggest problems is not enough protein. you need about half your body weight so you have to load up on protein and also on orange vegetables and fruits that have a lot of vitamin a. you need lean protein, it can come from dairy and eggs and that can promote it. >> what you find at the drugstore? >> heading to the drugstore you can't be eating all day you can use supplements, protein supplements or vitamins and minerals that don't replace, they supplement food, but all kinds of temporary products that can thicken your hair shaft, make them look thicker and there's something that maybe you knew about, monoxydil monoxydilmonoxydil, rogaine, they're temporary. use a loose head band because
pulling it back can contribute to that as well. >> you need to check with your doctor because it can be an indicator of other problems. >> these are temporary measures. this can be thyroid problems, heart problems, auto immune diseases and don't forget, stress, anxiety and depression, often thinning hair is a big sign of that so that you're stressed you want to visit and see your doctor. >> dry skin. >> people have this year round. one of the biggest reasons comes from the diet, not enough fat. we're fat-phobic. heart healthy kinds, olive oil, salmon, nuts are a really good souf source in the diet. dpl gluten sensitivity is not just stomach upset. it's also dry itchy skin. >> what about water? >> you really need to hydrate. you're moisturizing your skin from the inside to the out. >> topical stuff. >> topical stuff is temporary and if your body is wet out of the shower mixing in the moisturizers are a good thing
but every day and regularly. >> if these don't work, you got to check with your doctor. >> you have to check with your doctor. these can be psoriasis or eczema, diabetes or a gluten allergy. when you go to your doctor, here's what i did with my diet and from the drugstore, what can you help me. >> madelyn, good advice, thank you. >> you're welcome. still ahead, exciting hotels for your next vacation, right after these messages. their capital one venture cardm to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actually use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ i win! what's in your wallet?
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list, starting off on the west coast in san francisco. >> yes, the inn at the presidia. instead of sort of the usual downtown location, it's in the presidia, a beautiful army base turned national park so you're surrounded by hiking trails, beautiful views of the golden gate bridge. >> so charming. >> and the hotel was a former's officers quarter so you see references to its past, brass bugles on the walls and $195 a night. >> a beautiful place and look at the nature behind you. now we're going to head to south beach, the slf hotel. >> slf hotel is quintessential south beach, a really fun. >> which means brings your dancing shoes and you're not going to bed. >> it's a really fun space, designed by felipe stark, french aristocracy meets miami cool. it's eye-catching and naughty at the same time.
>> great restaurants as well. >> high end sushi. >> look at that room. how much is this going to cost us? >> surprisingly affordable, rooms start at $195 a night. >> off season? >> that's now if you book today. the high season in january a little more pricey. >> we'll go stay on the east coast the nantucket hotel and resort in nantucket. >> nantucket hotel and resort. this is a reinvention of a hotel that was opened originally in 1891. it's been completely revamped top to bottom. we loved this place, 36 suites, holds anywhere from two people to 12 people so it's great for groups, great for families in particular. >> look at that pool. >> and it's open year round which is very rare for nantucket. >> we'll stay on the east coast in brooklyn? >> yes. >> okay. >> brooklyn this is the first time brooklyn's appeared on the hot list. we love the wise hotel it is in williamsburg which is a hip, happening part of brooklyn and
it faces the waterfront, gorgeous views of the manhattan sky line. we love the casual vibe. >> how much will this cost us? >> also affordable, $179 a night. >> and what's nearby, a lot of restaurants? >> a lot of restaurants, a great neighborhood and you can have cocktails on a rooftop bar. >> london. >> this is a banner year for the ramp-up to the olympics, eight on the year on the list alone. the ampersand hotel, it is quirky and witty. >> i feel like the mad hatter. >> it's over the top but also fun and makes references to the cultural institutions of the neighborhood. >> in ecuador, lastly, is it mashi lodge? >> yes, this is one of the bucket list destinations if you have to choose one. it is two hours drive outside of the capital nestled in a 42,000
acre rain forest preserve. like a hotel and observatory. >> and the price as you said it's a fantasy destination. >> this is about $962 per night but it's worth every penny, such an experience of a lifetime. >> put it on the bucket list. great list. coming up, next next chef tim love rustles up the perfect steak right after this. 've been having an affair of sorts with greek nonfat yogurt, loaded with protein 0% fat that thick creamy texture, i was in trouble. look i'm in a committed relationship with activia and i've been happy and so has my digestive system. now i'm even happier since activia greek showed up because now i get to have my first love and my greek passion together, what i call a healthy marriage. activia greek. the feel good greek. ♪ dannon [ sneezing ]
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this morning on "today's kitchen" we are grillin' and chillin' it says here with tim love who is cooking steak texas style, the executive chef and owner of queenie's steakhouse in his hometown of denton, texas. tim, good to see but >> good to see you. >> before we start cooking congratulations on the restaurant and i love the significance of the name queenies. >> going back to my hometown and name a restaurant after my mom. i've never opened a steakhouse so it's a lot of fun. >> congratulations. let's do cooking the first cut is called a tomahawk. i love the name alone i already love it. >> full bone-in ribeye. we serve it at queenies tableside. steak like this is well marbled, takes a good rub. >> absolutely. >> i got you a little wine. >> thanks, appreciate it. >> we'll add in all these
ingredients, red chicagory powder, cumin, salt, garlic salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary and brown sugar which sweetens it a little bit. >> whisk it up. the key here is when you season a steak like this, a big steak like this requires a lot of the seasoning so we'll season it up really well. >> all right. >> you're pretty good at that. >> i like to grill. >> this is different than seasoning a brisket. we want to pack the seasoning in as opposed to a brisket we layer it on there. this allows us the nice trust with the fat. >> can there be too much rub? >> with a steak this size it's almost impossible to have too much. we add a little bit of peanut oil because we want to get it really hot. >> how much here just a little bit?
>> enough to coat the pan. little more. there we go. all right. lay the bad boy on here like this. >> oh, man, look at that. >> the magic starts to happen. so we're going to sear it about three minutes per side, take it off and put it into the oven or you can put it on the top rack of your grill. that's what the top rack is for. the rusty one on the side of the grill that's what that's for. that's why i'm here, willie. >> how long would you grill that if you put it on the top rack? >> three minutes a side, shut the lid and about 18, 20 minutes. >> what is the next cut? >> great cut i brought to queenies called a vascio, cut from the flap, mexican style cut and what you do with that is we cut the center cut of it. looks like a salmon fillet. >> texas. >> that's a fred flintstone piece of meat, we're from the same town.
>> finish this with a little bit of lime and bring the fat out. >> oh. >> and the lime brings the fat out. >> you have all this fat so you got to add some acid to it. fat, acid and salt is what makes the world go round in food. >> amen to that. >> what was that accent? >> while you're cutting that i want to ask you about the austin food and wine festival coming up next weekend. >> austin food and wine festival is a festival i put together a couple years ago with "food & wine" magazine. i do the worldest largest hands on grilling seminar. it's amazing, you can come hang out, drink a lot of white wine oddly enough and look at this. try this. >> you are the master. tim love thank you so much. it's beautiful. tamron? i'll cut it in half. queenie's steakhouse in denton, texas. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez a young local victim of the boston marathon bombing will undergo surgery today. 11-year-old aaron hern from martinez is still in intensive care. he was just 6 feet from one of the blasts waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. meanwhile aaron's classmates and teachers from martinez junior high school have started a collection to help the family pay for medical expenses. on the peninsula in san mateo, nine people, including seven children, are safe this morning after their home went up in flames overnight. fire crews called after 3:30 to the home. not far from highway 101/92 sfwr change. started in the family's suv and spread to the home. investigators say the family is
lucky to be alive as they were alerted to the fire by the car alarm. meteorologist christina loren, it was a little windy outside. lets get a look at the forecast now with her. >> hey, thanks, marla. it's still a little breezy today. high pressure is going to stabilize our atmosphere. those winds will start to relax significantly overnight. we have a major warm-up headed our way. starting today temperatures will be 3 to 5 degrees warmer than yesterday afternoon, mid-70s inland. low- to mid-70s around the bay. hey, we're talking 66 degrees, a comfortable day shaping up in san francisco where it has been blustery. as we head throughout thursday into friday, those conditions stay calm and the warm-up really kicks in, up to 80 by this weekend. lets check that drive with mike. >> we'll look over here. here is the golden gate bridge. we're talking about your northbound commute, way up in the santa rosa area, talking about a crash between a big rig and motorcycle, a potential for serious injuries and slowing. we'll track that for the north bay. peninsula, palo alto, south side jamming up around willow. this short, north of this shot,
a special day for ms. hoda. >> it's my mother's birthday. we're going to celebrate this weekend and blake's birthday celebration. >> and someone else's birthday. >> our precious tammy, her daughter alana. look at that face. don't cover it with confetti. >> so double birthday. >> happy birthday to her. we are learning more about the aftermath of boston. i think a lot of people are at the point where they want to know who did it and why. those are two big questions. there was a guy -- >> they have some good clues, some excellent clues. >> there was a guy taking photos, like a whole bunch of still pictures. just a viewer of the marathon. >> and saw a picture of someone who was fleeing.
you can't tell, they were asking -- this is a person fleeing, or is it someone who had something to do with it. it seemed like the consensus was it was just looked like someone who was fleeing. you wonder if you planted a bomb, would you stand next to it? >> there is suicide bombers who die for a cause, but this doesn't seem like that. and i don't know if they were detonated by a cell phone or timer. >> a lot of stuff still to be discovered. we're discovering more about the victims. i think this "daily news" cover was heart wrenching. >> you see the picture of this precious little 8-year-old. this was his response after the tray von martin case -- no more hurting people -- peace. that's the photo of him. >> but his father you know, who
has lost now his son, his 6-year-old daughter lost a leg, and his wife is still in critical condition. >> a differe road. >> and i guess there's onether daughter who is okay, thank god. the second victim has now been named. >> 29-year-oldryle campbell of medford, massachusett another a heart-wrehingstory. her dad was told she was okay and it was a case of mistaken identity. >> she was just there to watch her friend's boyfriend come over the finish line. >> the third was a chinese national, a grad student action released at this point. i actually heard someone on the news talking about how they we down there at the area this mornin or late last night -- >> are they letting people in now? >> they're making a smaller
crime scene. a g who had a clarinet in a case. he was walking acrosthe street action and a lot of people gathering, walking, he said he opened that clarinet, he plad "the star-spangled banner" pitch-perfect, and everyone stopped and applauded. >> that would hav devastated me. it talked about how peopl come tether. >> we have different ways of greving. you have to grieve or you can't move on. the trouble is that when people choose to continue griing long after it's healthy to keep doing so. i think we' very much in the grief mode. it's interesting h soon life gets back to normal. we were talking about when we lost our belod dads, how bizarre it is for you to be immersed in your grief and all of a sudden you look around and people are going about their normal days. we're like, how can you do that?
don't you realize what just happened? we're self-absorbedreaturesy nature. it doesn't mean we're bad, it's just that we're all about us. and if i didn't affect you personally, then we just seem to move on to how much weight has kim kardashian gained? which is sad, i think, even "people" magazine, i'm kind of surprised today this is still such a brand-new tragedy, and it's a crime, let's not forget that, here's trishayearod whom we love, and that's the main story, how much weight she's lt in a short amount of time. on the side, the story -- i'm just surprised by that >>people" usually does the, you know, the bigews story on the front. i'not sure what went on in the discussion, but i tnk it is one of those things that it is everhere. i was watching different news
aces last night and then you flip on "access hollywood" and it's wall to wall access and hollywood, all abo the marathon, celebs reacting, who was down there, liket's all about it. so there isn't really aay not to see it or not to be exposed. i wonder if "people" tught about, it's in so many places we're gog to covert and we'll do it our way kind of thing. >> they made their own decisions, but we have the right to respond as human beings and cizens. i thought it was interesting to talk about the people w commute here to n york. after the 9/11 attacks, that's all any of us spoke aboutor months, right? months. even on a 6:00 train yesterday, it wasn't the subject of conversation on a new york train, nor was it this morning comi in, in light of the images we have seen.
maybe people just have become -- >> i'm not sure why people weren't tking about it, but to me because it happened in such an iconic place, such aublic place where anyon could have walked by, i think it affected a lot of people. >> that surpred me. >> here's a good quote. mist rogers alws comes to the rescue. >> he was always so hest about everything. >> a great quote that went viral. here's the quote. it says --hen i was a boy and i would see scary things in the news, my mother would look to me and sa look for thelpers. youill always find people who are helping. i love that. >>t moves me so ch, because he was a friend of mine and a neighbor of mine in nantucket. one of the sweetest men. he would sit like that. he was so real. you realizedow did miste rogers become mister rogers? it was because of his mom, you know is it that's a window how you that human being came to be.
he was sho the way to be that kind of person. >> i think as parents struggle to figure out what to say to their kids, that's perfect. >> we were talking about tha yesterday in our chat, about look at the people thaare goin the other direction towards it. weaw so many stories like that of heroism. >> we sure did. >> during 9/11. you say it's the basic natureo be selfish, i think it'slso the best part of our nature is to be respspsive to people of need. >> people magazine did make the stud. the boston bbing is the cover for the east coast, and trisha userwood is the cover for the west coast. >> well, they are in business and answering to stockholders. it struck me as strange. let's lighten things up "the voice" was on las night.
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end up going to team adam. >> how many times can you stea >> i think that's it. just a couple. i love this next story. >> what is it. bradley cooper makg a big deal about it, inhe main issue of "details" says he's reese veal he's lived with his mom the last two years. his father died two years ago and he said -- this is where we are, my fily isery close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us it s a schism, and the aftershock has not stopped. he didn't move back into his childhood home as a -- ion't know how old he is, he moved his mom in with if it's possible, i love him even more. >> i have to say,ou know, so many people luke your mom lives here,nd i underd everyone needs their lives, but in other
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took a few showers, he came out once in a while. no, this is raw stuff, it really is. it was a little raw for me to watch. my practically my daughter doing things like that on television, but you are so awesome on this. >> thank you so ch. >> i'm so proud of yo >> it doe have difficult subject matter. >> it was the writer. one of the most incredible writers. i'm from the south, so i'm drawn to this conmporary culture/counterculture. five pages in, i hrd her voice, i never heard the name amantha. i was change >> i think it's "the daily beast" called it one of the hottest -- >> the best. >> you put a lot of work into it and you wonder how it will be reived. >> it's shot in griffin,
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there he is, one of the greatest human beings i have ever ever own, and then he married a beautiful lady named lydia. ey had chdren, beautiful kids. 17 years later -- >> and then they had abigail. >> i got to tell the story. sorry, guys. abigail comes to the show with regis. she's there with her mom, she comes into my dressingroom, and she sa what am i going todo? she said, i'm an actress. >> how old were you? >> 17. i got ahold of wld you see this young woman who is here? she went ove and auditioned for "all my children of course you did. >> and then then went off and totally forgot about her fairy gogoother. live with me for three months and ate all the salsa out of my
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good morning to you. it is 10:26. i'm marla tellez. five teenagers are in jail this morning accused of shooting and killing a south bay paramedic. oakland police say the teens range from 14 to 16 years old. one of them is accused of shooting 34-year-old quinn boyer in the head during a carjacking attempt in the oakland hills on april 2nd. it is not known if the teens will be charged as juveniles or adults. we'll have a look at the weather and traffic after the break. ♪ alright, let's go.
welcome back. the time now 10:26. taking a live look at a camera holding a little more steady in san francisco. it's still rather breezy but definitely we've sliced those wind speeds in half. those winds will continue to die down as we head into the overnight hours. reading 12 to 25 miles per hour gusts at this point. 72 on the way to livermore, 66 san francisco, your full forecast today at 11:00. lets check that drive, a rough one, with mike. >> it is a rough one, rough 882 oakland area, past the coliseum jamming up at high street all the way to 5th avenue in downtown. a crash, single crash, two cars, one lane backed caused a big back-up. looks like chp just cleared it from the incident report. slow for 880, 580 is clear. the toll plaza, a late back-up toll plaza getting into san francisco with the metering
lights on. east shore dealing with gusty winds at times across the bay. marla. >> thank you, mike. an 11-year-old boy wounded in the boston marathon bombings will undergo surgery. 11-year-old aaron hern from martinez is in intensive care. he was 6 feet from the blast waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. coming up at 11:00. aaron's father tell us what happened at the scene of the blast. we'll hear from kristi smith live. lcome back to "today." we're playing who knew? tomorrow marks the 28th annual rockened roll hall of fame ceremony. kathie lee is across the street th our crowd. she's ready to hand out a hundred buc to those who get the answer right. and those who don't, get a copy of her cd. carlos greer is with me, writer
and reporter for "people." hello, carlos. you wanted to clarify something, because we did talkbout "people," and explain to me. >> i just want to say it was a tough and difficult decision deciding what is going to go on the cover. the issue that comes out, by the time it is issue is out on friday it hits news stands. we understand readers will be coming to us for someort of escape, but thiss the one we wento with the northeast. >> are we ready to play? >> i'm rry, but i still feel the way i felt, but he's a lovely young man. you're from albuquerqu this group was indidied in 1988, but three of its four members have been so -- >> that would the beatles. >> all right. >> give it away. of course it's the beat also. >> that's right. three of the members have been
inducted twice, george harrison, paul mccartney and john lennon. unfortunately ringo starr has only been inducted once. >> back across to kath. elvisresley was called the king ofk and roll, inducted into the first hall ofame class. finishes lyric ♪ everybody let's rk ♪ everybody in the whole cellblk ♪ ♪ going to the jailhouse rock. >> i think that's close enough. >> the creditwards was dancin' to the jailhouse rock. this ceronyas literally about the pioneers o roc and roll. not only was eis ducted, but chuck barry, ray charles and little richard. from south carolina this discdiva is being inducted thisyear. name the artest who sings this song?
♪ let'sance ♪ las chae ♪ let's dance ♪ last chance >> donnasummer. >> yes. >> it's donna summer. good girl. >> those songs are so iconic. >> she literally is still the queen of dance and disco. she had 19 number one dance songs, that was only second to madonna. fortunately she passed last year, but we still see her influence in today's artists. >> sure. >> lovely lady from oregon. name the group that sings this rockin' song ♪ walk this way ♪ walk this way >> aerosmith? >> yeah. >> these people are smart. they know their music. >> this s around the time when music videos were becoming huge on v, s a lot of younger fans of aerosmith had never seen them before this video.
>> that's crazy. >> it arguably put hip-hop on the map and introduced aerosmith to a lot of fans. >> i sur did. just ctting with this beautiful lady fromboston, where everybody is in our prers. where is the rock and hall of fame located. >> new york, los angeles, cleveland or chicago? >> uh, cleveland? >> iell them no cheating every week. >> i knew that. >> you're from boston, so i'm ging you everything. >> a unique spot. it was formed in new york and the rst ceremony was in new york, but they ultimately decidedo make cleveland their permanent home, but it wasn't fully open until 1995. from florida, the roll stonesre synonymous. finish the lyrics. ♪ can't always get what you
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when? >> r.g. is here, a family therapist. good to see you again. >> you're very busy. >> i love to hang out with you guys. >> i think parents wants to take the path of least resistance. they know the way to get it done is if you put a carroll in front of your child, boom, less conflict. >> you're slightly right, but that carrot teaches them to taste the carrot, basically. >> and they know how to take advantage of the situation, too, with one parent against the other, don't they? >> yes, and that splitting behavior, that doesn't really work. at the end of the day, you're not teaching them responsibility, you're teaching them entitlement. >> that's the question, isn't it? do we reward them for what is expected or reward them for going beyond what is expected? >> i expected my kids to do their homework, brush their teeth. that kind of stuff.
when is a reward the right thing? >> when it's a celebration. it isn't to incentivize you or bribe you, but to celebrate what you're doing. you got the big report card and then the big celebration. we're going to do a special movie or family night, because you worked so hard. >> what's wrong with giving the child $5 per "a." >> i don't agree with that. to a certainly degree, it's like -- it's what they're supposed to. it's what's expected of them. but money is not the only form of commerce. there are other ways to incentivize. they can have sleepovers, earn credit, hang out with the friends, lots of things the kids want, saying let's celebrate you doing a great job without giving you money? >> i think praise is the best thing. who doesn't want to be told like you worked hard, it's smart, it
makes them grow up with a sense of character and confidence way better than an ipad will. >> kids sound like stickers, so you give them a sticker and they feel like they have gotten a prize. >> like the happy face, or my attitudi fruit -- tuttifruittis that i got? nothing wrong there. >> how about the fact we've become a nation that wants to treat everybody exactly the same? >> i don't like that. first of all, we're all different. we need to celebrate our uniqueness. if you tell someone you're a winner they they may not work as hard. >> i think you have to focus on the individuality of each child. you shouldn't compare to the other sibling. when you're saying that susy did better than you, that won't work
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perdelle. these are just something different. >> just throw them in a pan? >> you don't cook them all the way through. >> you like them well done? >> i do. >> i like it a little more well done. >> where does the garlic come? >> we're going to break it all up. >> yes. i watched my mom do that. >> would you like to start drinking? >> that would be nice. did you bring us some maine wine? >> no, we didn't. >> you have a big season coming up? summer is huge, huge. >> it goes crazy itches cheers. tell us what happens with the garlic. >> we're going to make a little stock. we have one on the right working away, too. >> just a little olive oil to the garlic. >> all right.
then we have this working out. this is essentially the same, use the pan drippings from the scallops. when it cooks down a bit, we just add some butter and herbs. >> how long would you cook that? >> maybe four, five minutes. it cooks down pretty fast. we have some marjoram today. >> which is one of those old-fashioned herbs. you'll smell it. >> really potent. >> that's the word. >> you don't have to worry about that. >> you've work it off. >> as soon as that melts -- >> then we're going to pour that over there. and clark, you should putle scallops in. >> and then we have all these already nicely roasted. >> you can shake them. >> if there's a little butter unmelted, that's fine.
they melt in there. that's quite easy. >> i hope you like scallops. >> only 30 seconds, we can't get to these recipes. try this. let's go for it. >> look at sarah in there. >> you had me as scallops. >> the pasta is delicious, too. >> one of the most popular indie bands in the world right now, and they're here with us. >> a new song. first, this is today on nbc.
their creation has been viewed by hundreds of millions of people. >> the most famous one is the cover band -- >> it is the "someone that i used to know" on guitar. >> yes, and they just wrapped up the tour called r.e.v.o. >> have a great day. >> have a great day. >> this is an nbc news special report. here's brian williams. >> good day pr new york. we wanted to come on the air to report some rapid movement in the investigation into the terrorist bombing at the finish line of the boston marathon. let's go to our justice correspondent pete williams in
washington. we're seeing a lot of conflicting reports about a suspect, a person of interest and an arrest perhaps being imminent. >> reporter: what we know for a fact is we're told by several federal officials that no arrest has been made. there's a great deal of interest in a couple people they have identified. one in particular based on their review of all these pictures they have asked for. what they are concentrating on is people who appear to be carrying heavy black nylon backpacks and setting them down in the area the bombs went off. they have some matches like that and they are trying to figure out whether that is the real deal or the koicoincidence or a witness or what. it's rather confusing at this point. partly because of the one person's item of interest is another person's suspect. but what we have been told is no arrest has been made. we have heard frankly conflicting reports from seen r your federal officials about whether they have in fact even
identified anybody yet based on looking at these pictures. some say yes, some say no. i would take a step back and say whatever is going on, it is a promising development. they would hope pictures would give them the leg up they needed to move the investigation along. it's going to take awhile to figure out who could have bought all these pieces in the bomb that are relatively intact in from the explosion. it's rapidly moving. i think it's fair to say we don't precisely know what's happening right now. but i believe this is very promising that less than two days since the bomb attack, they have some hot leads. >> let's talk about the science briefly. the fact the average iphone, the number of pixels that can be blown up to do basic facial recognition. the fact that there was a report today that a stationary camera
outside a department store has been critical to law enforcement. the fact that most city streets, especially boston, especially new york, have multiple views of public walkways. so that combined with the fact that science allows us to now record and memorize faces electronically, new york city has cameras that even know if an individual and a package they are carrying becomes separated over time. that this, as you indicate, we kind of knew that this would be crucial in this investigation. >> reporter: especially since they are not merely looking for a face in the crowd, if you will. they are looking for somebody doing a specific thing. they believe, brian, that these bombs weighed about 20 pounds a piece based on their initial analysis of what was in them. and the fact is that they are looking to find someone who was doing a specific thing.
carrying a heavy bag and then setting it down and walking away. so those are the heavy criteria they are looking for and they have found some things that match that. now they are trying to figure out who is this person and trying to find them, trying to identify them, and that we know for sure is going on. beyond that whether they have actually, a, identified a person so they know who it is and where they are, and b, whether they have made arrest, we think no arrest here. we are not even sure they i.d.ed it. we heard conflicting information on whether they have identified the person, whether they know who it is rather than just a face. one other thing, we have been showing this picture from our affiliate in boston that shows during the race you can see what looks like a trash can. there it is. they say that thing that looks like a mailbox or a letter drop box is a trash can. you see this bag sitting down next to it. we have now been told that that
is the point. it's been obscured in this picture. that's the picture being blurred afterwards to conceal the injuries. but we have been told by officials that that's the point where the bomb went off. while they can't say for sure it was in that bag because they haven't found pieces to identify, we have been told by several officials that's where one of the bombs went off in front of that restaurant. that's one of the bomb locations. >> it appeared, and to my laymen's eye, to be one of the trash containers that maybe paper lined with a see-through plastic outer layer that had been put there. the kind that you would see, i don't know, at outdoor events and are portable and can be picked up after they were filled with trash. >> right. i've just been told by a federal official while we've been
talking that the fbi is looking for someone. they have a face, but they don't know who he is. that was near where the bombs were set off and might have information. that's federal official speak for somebody who was sufficiently close that they could have done it, i guess is what they are say iing here. might have information is a polite way of saying it it it. that seems to be the state of play as we understand it. no one has been, quote, unquote, identified. they don't know who it is. they are trying to find that person. but to say an arrest has been made seems to be at this point to be wrong. >> let's check in with lester holt. he is up in boston where we were yesterday. lester, all day long we have had this slow drip through media sources of photos. a zipper found on the road, a battery with leaves.
yesterday we learned about the pieces instantly recognizable if you know anything about pressure cookers, the water mark on the base. the place where the elements come into all pressure cookers. that's been the other part of piecing this together. >> reporter: brian, you have to give it it to authorities. they got on this right away to put out that plea for pictures. they were at the airport as the runners, many of them were leaving for their various homes, asking, do you have any video or pictures and taking a look at what people recorded. people have gotten into the spirit of this. they want to help. you watch local tv and it's been a parade of photos people are contributing that may or may not point out something of significance. since you were here, they have reduced the area of the neighborhood that is blocked off. it's a very concentrated area basically between the two points of detonation. there's a fair amount of
activity. perhaps not as much on the street as we saw in previous days. the tempo of things, it's hard to gauge. you can hear sirens in the background. as it whisked past us. it was hard to gauge whether there was uptick in tempo here near the blast scene itself. there continues to be a heavy police presence. i took a walk around the area awhile ago. every time you turn, there was another police officer on the street. you hear another vehicle whizzing past us. that's been the tempo for the last two days. we continue to watch from this vantage point, brian. >> lester holt, who along with us last night while we were on the air, we had the boston p.d. special operations division go by behind us. michael leiter,'v
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