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news" at 11:00, and always at have a wonderful monday. good morning on the move. the remnants of hurricane barry soaking the south and slowly pushing inland tens of millions face the new threat of downpours and flooding today. al's got the very latest on what to expect. backlash the president accused of blatant racism after his latest tweet storm, seeming to suggest four democratic congresswomen, all of them american, should, quote, go back to where they came from >> it is absolutely racist and un-american. >> the president is a sick man. >> overnight, the president doubles down fellow republicans, so far,
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silent. raids under way. the immigration round ups began in major cities coast to coast, but at a much slower pace than anticipated. what's expected today just ahead. all that, plus, missing camper mystery the desperate search for a california woman who vanished without a trace. >> i was gone no more between five to seven minutes, and i came back over here, and she was gone >> this morning, why her husband suspects foul play. america's power problem? new concerns surrounding the power grid in the wake of that massive blackout in new york city and match for the ages >> there we go >> novak djokovic outlasts roger federer in an epic, record-shattering wimbledon finale the longest men's single final in wimbledon history, and one of the greatest of all time today, monday, july 15th, 2019 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza >> morning, everybody. welcome to "today. nice to have you with us on a monday morning if you're wondering about the wimbledon match, yes, it is too soon to talk about. >> as soon as the match wrapped yesterday, i thought, how is my friend savannah doing? >> not great not great. roger federer, novak djokovic. i mean, it is great for tennis fans what an epic finale. they both played near perfect matches. yes, i can't be expected to be neutral about this >> no. >> i was devastated that roger lost, but we move on barry, the first hurricane to make landfall in the u.s. pushing inland, causing new problems and soaking the gulf coast. we'll get to al's forecast in a moment first, kerry sanders joins us with the latest from louisiana there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. much of louisiana is now drying out. because this is the bayou state, and even a little rain can cause
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a flood, you can see the streets here behind me, the homes there, they're built up on stilts they do that because they know when it rains or when there is a hurricane, this can happen so while there is a moment now where people are waiting for the waters to finally fully recede, very few homes, if any, are waterlogged this morning this morning in louisiana, evacuated residents are heading home >> it's very tiresome. i'm tired. >> reporter: some finding their neighborhoods underwater. >> i'm happy to be home, even though there is water in our yard might come up more who knows, but i'm happy to be home. >> reporter: barry blew in at a category 1 saturday, dumping up to 15 inches of rain in some flooding streets, uprooting trees, and knocking out power to nearly 200,000 customers but louisiana's governor is glad it wasn't worse. >> i, for one, am extremely
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grateful the forecasted rains and flooding did not materialize. >> reporter: statewide, over 90 people needing evacuating, including the coast guard rescue of a dozen people and their pets stranded by the rising waters on saturday in terrebonne parish. water rushed over the levees. >> power started going out, and people were panicking. >> reporter: now in plaquemines parish, the lieutenant governor warning even with the storm passed, flooding could still be a threat. >> when the rain and the storm is gone, is it over? >> it's not over. >> because >> because that water is coming south. it's got to get out in the gulf of mexico some kind of way >> reporter: this morning, local governments will spend their day calculating how much this storm cost so they can apply to the federal government fema for financial assistance. >> kerry sanders leading us off,
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thank you. kerry is in plaquemines. and we saw the water behind him, al the initial impact wasn't as bad as we were expecting, but flooding is the story now. >> it is cropping up again we have flash flood watches and warnings there is this feeder band north of houston coming to lake charles and up into mississippi. heavy rain falling at this hour. miles west/southwest of little rock 25-mile-per-hour winds north at 9:00 high water rescues we're going to be watching that. this system pushes slowly up to the north. heavy rain through the mississippi river valley today isolated tornado threat tomorrow heavy pockets of rain from minneapolis to little rock we'll watch that as the afternoon wears on rainfall amounts generally 1 to 3 inches locally, louisiana through arkansas, upwards of 5 inches of rain so the threat, not quite done yet. savannah
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>> al, we'll check back in in a moment. in the meantime, the president is under fire this morning for a tweet storm aimed at democratic congresswomen, some branding his comments as racist this morning, he's doubling down we'll start with chief white house correspondent hallie jackson. >> reporter: good morning. top republicans have been mostly silent on this, as the president defends himself and, again this morning, goes after the group he's calling the radical left congresswomen. it comes after a tweet telling some democrats, americans, to go back to their home countries, triggering a furious response from those who believe he is targeting four freshmen lawmakers with an offensive and racist attack. the fallout coming fierce and fast this morning after a presidential tweet his opponents are blasting as ignorant and hateful. >> it is racist and un-american. >> the president is a sick man >> right now, we have a racist president who is demeaning female members of the house of representatives based on the color of their skin and their
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cultural heritage. >> reporter: it started when the president, on sunday, referenced progressive democrat congresswomen who, he says, originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe. the president then suggested they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came, and come back and show us how it is done he seems to be targeting the freshmen congresswomen, ocasio-cortez, pressley, tlaib, and omar only omar was born outside the country in somalia all four are u.s. citizens all are women of color ocasio-cortez firing back, you are angry because you can't conceive of an america that includes us. in the words of pressley, this is what racism looks like, she writes we are what democracy looks like, and we're not going anywhere while the president appeared to be trying to exploit the divide between the four progressive women and how speaker nancy pelosi after days of
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in-fighting, his tweet may have done the opposite. beautifying democrats against him. speaker pelosi tweeting the president's plan to make america great again has always been about making america white again. adding, our unity is our power on defense, the president is now tweeting, it is so sad to see the democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our country. whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including nancy pelosi, racist if democrats want to condone that behavior, we look forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020. >> we're getting 2020 matchups with various democratic contenders what is it looking like? >> reporter: the latest "wall street journal" and nbc news poll shows some of the democrats pulling ahead of president trump in a hypothetical head to head matchup. we're talking joe biden, elizabeth warren, bernie
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sanders, who would beat the president according to the numbers. it would be a dead heat with harris trump is performing worse than obama did in his re-election year in 2011. >> hallie jackson, thank you. the trump administration's much-debated raids, targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants, are under way. but there has been a late change with how that operation is being rolled out nbc's gabe gutierrez is in atlanta, where one of the -- one of the cities where the raids are expected gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the round-ups have begun, but a senior administration official says they've started slow. we don't have solid numbers at this point, but so far, they appear to be much lower than what was initially anticipated and feared in immigrant communities. after protests this weekend across the country, today, planned roundups by immigration and customs enforcement are under way, though apparently smaller and quieter than what
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was widely expected. >> people come into our country illegally. we're taking them out legally. it's very simple it's not something i like doing, but people have come into our country illegally. we're focused on criminals. >> reporter: arrests had been expected in ten major cities, including los angeles, chicago, miami, and new york. small raids were reported in two new york neighborhoods on saturday but it is not clear if it was part of the crackdown some mayors are defiant, refusing to cooperate. >> we're working to do everything we can to push back against what the trump administration is doing. >> reporter: volunteers in north carolina even patrolled neighborhoods, looking for i.c.e. officers. >> we are out today doing i.c.e. watch. >> reporter: on sunday, a top immigration official refused to say whether children caught up in deportation raids would be separated from their parents >> i'm not going to say yes or no to anything like that because then certain people out there
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can write themselves off the list or find a way to play a loophole. >> reporter: it all comes as the battle over the border intensifies. this video inside a detention center in mccown, texas, drawing outrage. migrants shouting they had no showers, as vice president mike pence toured the facility. one journalist on the tour described a horrendous stench. >> you're at your capacity here. >> reporter: a second facility at donna, texas, was less crowded. >> i couldn't be more impressed with the compassionate work our customs and border protection are doing at this facility. >> reporter: a senior administration official says the goal of arresting 2,000 undocumented immigrants could still be reached in the coming days it is important to note, back in 2012, under the obama administration, there were more than 1,000 i.c.e. arrests across the country, on average. a number that high is not unheard of still, back then, families were not being targeted, as they are now. savannah and craig >> gabe gutierrez in atlanta, thank you. another major story we're
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following this morning, a key court appearance for jeffrey epstein tied to his arrest on sex trafficking charges. prosecutors are detailing steps the billionaire allegedly took to cover his tracks. stephanie gosk is at the courthouse for us in new york. good morning >> reporter: good morning. there is, as you say, a lot at stake here with this hearing the judge will decide whether or not jeffrey epstein has to remain in jail as he gets ready for trial, which could take months if he doesn't get bail and is convicted on these charges, jeffrey epstein could be in jail for the rest of his life this morning, jeffrey epstein is hoping to trade a jail cell for his multi-million dollar mansion. a judge expected to decide whether the convicted sex offender will remain behind bars until his trial. epstein's attorneys argue he poses no flight risk, suggesting house arrest at his luxury $77 million new york city home electronic monitoring and even offering to ground his private jet. but prosecutors, who want him to
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stay in prison, say that is woefully inadequate, calling epstein a serial sexual predator who tried to influence possible co-conspirators by paying them $350,000 just days after the "miami herald" published a bombshell expose on him last year epstein is accused of sexually abusing underage girls between 2002 and 2005, and paying some alleged victims to recruit others. >> many of the underage girls that epstein allegedly victimized were particularly vulnerable to exploitation. >> reporter: a description jennifer araoz told savannah fit her, when she was lured into epstein's world and raped by him. >> what do you think of that little girl? you're 14 years old, still a little girl. >> yeah, i was, for sure very impressionable. i cared so much about what people thought at that time.
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i had, like, i guess daddy issues, you could say, you know. so i was very easily manipulated. >> reporter: araoz never contacted authorities to tell her story and is not part of any criminal case against epstein. epstein's attorneys have questioned araoz's credibility in previous discussions with her legal team their client has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex. >> have they heard from any other accusers >> reporter: they say this case is growing stronger by the day several new women have responded to the call. each one of them is a potential new witness against epstein. guys, back to you. >> stephanie, we'll be watching
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today. thank you. we have an update now on the grounded boeing 737 max planes there's increasing speculation they may not return to the skies again this year. nbc's tom costello has been following the story from the start. tom, what's the latest >> reporter: well, you may recall that this all follows the two fatal plane crashes overseas that killed nearly 350 people, and the plane has been grounded since march. the latest now is that the airlines are now looking at the very real possibility they will not have the 737 max in their fleets for the thanksgiving and christmas travel holidays. that means able to fly fewer passengers american airlines and united airlines have cancelled the max flights. say they don't think they can rely on the max, at least until early november southwest expected to do the same the problem, boeing needs to submit a list of software and potential hardware fixes to the faa for approval that would hopefully come, at the earliest, in september the faa, however, will take some time to certify the plane, and
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its list of concerns continues to grow. the airlines are saying, listen, we know that it is going to take time to train our pilots at the earliest, best-case scenario, the plane is back in fleets in early november aviation sources we talk to regularly say, listen, this is now likely to impact thanksgiving and christmas travel rush, which means the plane may not fly again until january. craig? >> wow tom costello for us there, thank you. 7:15 let's get the rest of our forecast. >> all right let's see what we have going on around the rest of the country you'll see we've got plenty of sunshine in the northeast, on into new england and the southeast, as well the flood threat from the remnants of barry. southwest heat will be building across the rest of the country we'll look at that the next half hour we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. {ti { eching} truck honking} (avo) life doesn't give you many second chances. but a subaru can. (dad) you guys ok? you alright? wow. (avo) eyesight with pre-collision braking. standard on the subaru ascent. the three-row subaru ascent. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru.
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good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. inland areas will be heating up again today, reaching into the mid 80s, with some breezy winds but all clear skies and wear not going to see any major changes in our weather as we go throughout the week. as we check out san francisco, a nice sunny start to the day. we'll get more sun into the afternoon but some really gusty winds picking up throughout the day. so we'll be windy with a high of 67 degrees, going throughout the week. only some minor cooling in time for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. savannah >> al, thank you. savannah >> al, thank you. coming up, overnight developments in the desperate search for a california woman who disappeared during a camping trip and why her children suspect foul play. also ahead, the big question in the wake of that weekend blackout that plunged a large swath of new york city int darkness on saturday are u.s. power grids prepared to prevent the next big blackout?
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bridge, where there's no fog this morning, as you get ready to head out the door. we're going to see our temperatures still a wide range from the mid-60s at half moon bay to 90 degrees in antioch, while today in ukiah, we reach up to 88 degrees in san jose, up to 83. going throughout the forecast, we keep this weather for the inland areas still very warm and slightly cooler in time for the weekend. for san francisco some upper 60s today, and we're going to also feel those winds at times gusting up to 25 to 30 miles per hour. let's head over to mike, for an update on the commute. >> kari, overall pretty pleasant. we have one unpleasant report the deadly crash eastbound 80, it affects your traffic counter commute slow approaching elportal and hilltop drive. the right two lanes are blocked due to damaged guardrail. a lighter slowdown because that is counter commute. we'll track that until cal trans
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gets off scene and starts the repair work. standard build west across the dumbarton bridge. thanks so much. i'll be back with another local news update for new half an hour. see you then. - hey, mike.
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headlines of the morning tropical depression barry is heading north this morning, threatening to drench parts of arkansas and missouri. in louisiana, evacuated residents are heading home today, and some finding their neighborhoods underwater barry made landfall on saturday as a category one hurricane. flooding streets and uprooting trees. barry is the first hurricane of the hurricane season, most coming between august to october. more fallout over comments from president trump that his opponents are blasting as ignorant and hateful sunday in a series of tweets he referenced democratic congresswomen who he says came from countries where their governments are catastrophes he suggested they go back and help fix the broken an crime-infested places from which they came, then come back and show us how it's done. several democrats fired back including freshman congresswomen pressley saying, quote, this is what racism looks like we are what democracy looks like, and we're not going
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anywhere. heart-stopping moments on a pennsylvania river whitewater rafters were headed straight for a waterfall >> oh, my gosh >> oh, no. >> six people on board apparently did not see a sign that said, danger beyond this point. fortunately, they all had their life jackets on and were rescued in a matter of minutes some rafters had scrapes and bruises but no one was seriously injured. now, a massive search under way in california for a 60-year-old woman missing since friday afternoon this morning, her children are pleading for more resources and time to help find their mother nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the latest what do we know? >> good morning. she was last seen at a campsite, an hour from the border. investigators say this is an active search and rescue, as
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well as an active investigation. as of now, they say, they have no leads, as her family fears time is running out. >> reporter: it's been three days since sheryl powell's husband says he last saw his wife at a remote campsite in the bristol cone pine forest in central california. >> if she had an injury, fallen, if she had bumped her head, we would have found her by now. >> reporter: crews from multiple agencies are combing the terrain from the ground and the air. the missing woman's children joining their father and authorities in the search. desperate for answers. >> they questioned people in the area and got gas station footage, but i don't know what else is being done from that standpoint. >> reporter: powell's husband of 40 years, joseph, says both his wife and their dog, miley, disappeared while he was turning their jeep around to set up camp for the weekend. >> i was gone no more between five to seven minutes, and i came back over here, and she was gone i've been through this a million times. how can somebody disappear like that
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>> reporter: after searching for his wife on his own almost an hour, he contacted authorities with a satellite phone to report her missing. >> at this time, we don't have any evidence whatsoever to criminal activity. >> reporter: the huntington beach couple is described by friends as loving and caring with a close relationship. those who know her say sheryl, who is 5'2", is an experienced hiker with a good sense of direction. she and her husband spend many weekends camping and hiking. her children suspect foul play. >> we think that the likelihood of her being abducted by somebody else is very high. >> reporter: at this time, authorities ruled out joe powell as a suspect. >> they're the model of what a perfect marriage relationship should be. >> i don't understand any part of it. i'm destroyed personally i'm trying to stay strong over here, because that's what i have to do right now.
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>> reporter: the powell family and officials eager to find answers and sheryl soon. >> miguel, as we see there, this looks like forbidding terrain. how are they doing this search >> well, it is definitely difficult work the search resumed early this morning by foot and by air they're using drones with satellite imagery available. the family is also encouraging people to reach out to the governor's office and the sheriff's office to request additional funding and to broaden the search out, savannah. >> miguel, thank you keep us posted. 7:35 now some folks dealing with rain and flooding other folks dealing with heat. >> that's right. make sure you get your air-conditioning checked in the next day or two, especially if you're in the midwest and on to the northeast. hottest days of the year this week kansas city, cincinnati by friday, 96 degrees detroit, 93. that'll be the hottest day so far. for washington, d.c., hottest so far, 96. by friday, it'll be 97 same in philly and new york city, getting up to 93, beating the temperature currently of 91 being the hottest. barry gets the heck out of here. big heat dome builds throughout much of the country today.
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today, minneapolis, 91 green bay, 88. detroit, 89. for tomorrow, we expect the warmup to move into the northeast. boston near 90 same in new york city. pittsburgh, bangor, 87 that's six degrees above average. going into the weekend, 93 in new york on friday d.c., 97 91 in cleveland. st. louis will see temperatures flirting with triple digits. that's what's going on a good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have low 80s in the forecast today for palo alto, and some upper 80s for the south bay, south county, as well as a few of our east bay valleys. antioch today reaches 90 degrees, and in the north bay, also with some upper 80s. we're going to keep it cool in san francisco with a high of 67. even with a lot of sunshine. we'll see more sun throughout the week and our weather pattern is continuing with some slight cooling and time for the weekend and the valleys with san francisco staying in the 60s.
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>> that's your latest weather. craig? >> mr. roker, thank you. inside a big weekend for the royal family from wimbledon to the london premiere of the "lion king," including the parenting advice beyonce and jay-z had for harry and meghan. plus, harry smith sitting down with the all-star cast of "once upon a time in hollywood." those being added to the list for hoda's dance or donate challenge. first, questions after the blackout in new york city over the weekend, could it happen again? why did it happen at all we'll get into that right after this l? we'll g et [stomach growls] oh she's hungry. snack attack. open that fridge! go, bullseye, go! ♪ hunger calls. make way for the big cheese! for a chance to win an adventure's by disney vacation, visit
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outage flipped the off switch on the city's bright lights times square's iconic billboards, lifeless subway trains coming to a screeching halt, leaving passengers stranded. the outage causing more than 400 elevators to get stuck including this one >> the new york fire department broke through a brick wall because we weren't near a floor, to get us out. we're so relieved. it was pretty traumatic. >> reporter: saturday's outage stretched 30 blocks, from midtown manhattan to the upper side, leaving customers in the dark for several hours. >> you just can't have a power outage of this magnitude in this city it is too dangerous. it has the potential for public safety risks and chaos is too high. >> reporter: the electric company apologizing for the outage, saying it'll conduct an
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investigation to find the cause of the incident. some attributing the outage to the aging power grid. >> we need to invest money to reduce the probability of these things and to modernize this grid is going to require a lot of funding >> reporter: the scene reminding many of the massive power outage from 2003, when 50 million people across the united states and canada were hit with cascading blackouts after a tree branch fell in ohio, tripping breakers that blackout, a wake-up call to the power industry, with hundreds of new sensors installed across the u.s. grid, and congress beefing up regulations. it also took place 42 years to the day of the 1977 new york city blackout, when the city lost power for 25 hours. that incident caused by a lightning strike and known as a defining moment for the city, with massive looting taking place, nearly 4,000 arrests, and millions of dollars in damage. things much calmer this time
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around, but a new concern, hackers. while investigators don't believe foul play was involved in saturday, national security experts say the blackout should serve as a wake-up call. >> complex systems that have been put in place and built upon over many years, there are going to be vulnerabilities. our adversaries know what the vulnerabilities are, and they will look to exploit them. >> reporter: new yorkers waiting for answers to shed light on their moment of darkness. >> i'll ask a question, and i think i know the answer. are we prepared as a country to handle something like this are we prepared for a large scale blackout >> based on conversations with the experts, there are protocols in place at local, state, and federal levels, but the take away from this weekend is how dependent we are on power and how crippling it can be when we don't have it, even for five hours. a good reminder to have the batteries and chargers in hand, just in case this happens again. hopefully it doesn't happen again. >> also a reminder of how antiquated our infrastructure is
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in america. >> thank you, kathy. up next, you ready >> no. >> we'll go to wimbledon. >> too soon. >> highlights from the epic men's final, decided by a historic tie-breaker it left even the royals speechless right after this right after this. this is not just a headache. this is not just a fever. this is not just the flu. it's meningitis b... and you're not there to help.
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good morning to you. hey, savannah. i'm sorry. i'm feeling your pain over here. what a historic match. the longest men's singles final in history the first time that a tie-breaker has been used in the final deciding set of a men's final at wimbledon and there is some controversy this morning savannah, i'll be interested to hear what you think about this some controversy over the way the wimbledon crowd was so much supporting federer, cheering him at every point at times, even booing djokovic a history-making match between two champions. both players reaching for the record books for nearly five hours. 37-year-old federer falling just short of his ninth wimbledon crown. the players so closely matched, the first set decided by a tie-break, going to novak djokovic federer storming back to take the second set, 6-1. wimbledon crowd overwhelmingly supporting him he lost again in the third set
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with another tie-break before a stunning turn of fortune to take the fourth set then a marathon fifth set, with nerves already frayed. federer coming just one point from winning, losing two championship points. the men battling through 24 games before a third tie break again, the crowd backing federer, even booing djokovic when he questioned a decision. djokovic finally breaking through, taking the last set for a stunning 13 games to 12. federer looking stunned but always a sportsman. >> i gave it all i had and i feel all right >> if not the most thrilling finals i have been a part of definitely the top two or three in my career >> reporter: at times, the weekend championship match was as much about who was watching as who was playing royal sisters in law, duchesses
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meghan and kate sittin together, with kate's sister, pippa, for saturday's final. kate was back with prince william for the men's final. stan smith handing kate a pair of signed baby tennis shoes. amazon ceo jeff bezos making his first appearance with girlfriend lauren sanchez since his $38 billion divorce. coveted seats for a weekend to remember on wimbledon's center court. federer fans, proud and disappointed a fan includes savannah guthrie. you tweeted you feel you played five sets. >> i know. i really did feel physically exhausted. i mean, yeah, i love roger i was really proud of him. he was incredible. novak djokovic, of course, deserves credit for hanging in there, especially when the crowd -- you know, the crowd is always for roger it's the way it is djokovic is used to that but it was so intense. if you love tennis, you had to be excited about this match. it doesn't get any better than that the stakes so high yes, i'm depressed. >> how gracious of you, savannah >> i'm trying to be but i'm not. i just texted my husband and
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said, i'm depressed. he's like, about roger yes. >> thank you, keir. >> it's the price of love, you know it's how you feel about the eagles >> fair enough good point. >> you love your team, whoever you're following. >> it's true. >> he'll be back. >> he'll be back. >> u.s. open. >> wimbledon was just one of the highlights for the royals. >> with kate and william at th men's final, their eldest children had a blast with kate's mom and dad. they attended a summer festival, playing games and enjoying time on inflatable bounce houses. >> last night, british royalty met pop royalty. prince harry and meghan markle made their first appearance as a royal couple at the european premiere of "the lion king." mingled with beyonce, jay-z was there. apparently jay-z was overheard telling the royals, quote,
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are you in good hands? good monday morning. right now at 7:56, and we have a clear view of the golden gate bridge this morning, as the sun comes up. we're starting out sunny there, as well as the inland areas. a live look outside in walnut creek, it's going to be much hotter today. our high temperatures reaching into the upper 80s for many of y our east bay and north bay valleys, a high of 90 in anti h antioch. san francisco stays cool and breezy reaching 67 degrees and 83 in san jose. we're going to see more weather like this as we go throughout the week, with no major changes here, just slightly cooler for saturday and sunday. san francisco expect highs in the upper 60s today, that also continues throughout the week, but it looks like we'll see the potential of the coastal fog and the clouds returning as early as tomorrow morning. so i'll be tracking that. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> this is a live look palo alto
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looks nice headed southbound. just before you get to that shot around marsh, the slowing a crash may still be blocking one lane, providing slowing. continued closure the right two lanes eastbound 80 at el portal. drews are arriving on scene. cal trans has to clear guardrails so only two lanes approaching the area. we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza where the fastrak lanes are looking better. back to you. >> thanks so much. happening now, bay area immigrant communities remain unsettled despite the threat of i.c.e. raids over the weekend. none materialized locally. link to the latest on our home page. the trump administration is making a new push to cut proteches for asylum seekers, denied entry at the southern border unless they applied for and then been denied protection from a third country, not their own or the united states. you can link to our twitter feed
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it's 8:00 on "today. it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, picking up the pieces louisiana residents returning home after barry flooded parts of the state. >> it's been very tiresome i'm tired. >> the slow-moving storm still soaking the south. where is it headed next? al's got the latest forecast. ♪ i'm a sucker for you plus, prime time we're breaking down the hottest deals of the summer as amazon prime day kicks off this morning. from electronics to the lightning deals, what you need to know before filling up your cart and going hollywood. harry smith sits down with the stars of "once upon a time in hollywood" to talk about showbiz
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and sharing the big screen. >> you look at the trajectory and careers of some of the greatest actors that i've admired, and they ebb and flow there's good times and bad times. hopefully, you can just be in the race as a long distance runner >> precisely that. >> how the a-list actors came together for one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer today, monday, july 15th, 2019 ♪ hey, look, ma, i made it >> from orange county, california. >> for my 17th birthday. >> it's my 13th birthday >> and our 14th anniversary. >> first time in nyc >> no place we'd rather be ♪ hey, look, ma, i made it >> to our sister caroline, we love you >> greetings from fredericksburg, virginia >> we're moms on the town. >> after 37 years of education.
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>> happy retirement, nana. >> morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us on a monday morning nice, sunny day out on the plaza. going to be hot this week, too. >> heck of a crowd out there we'll get outside in a bit by the way, we so appreciate those shoutouts. keep them coming, folks. record a message, post it on twitter, instagram, and there is the hash tag bottom of your screen, my today plaza. let's get to the news at 8:00 tropical depression barry heading north after drenching but, thankfully, not devastating the gulf coast al has the latest forecast in a moment let's check in kerry sanders in louisiana, surveying the damage there, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. residents in louisiana realize this could have been so much worse. tropical storm barry which, yes, did become a category 1 hurricane, but the storm forecasts were really kind of off on this one.
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there was a suggestion of upwards of 24 inches in the forecast, and that the mississippi river was predicted to hit 20 plus feet in a storm surge. in the end, there was only 17 feet on the river, and in some places, the rainfall amounts were woefully down down as low as 8 inches, which is all good news, of course. the authorities say they're pleased with the way most people reacted, evacuating when ordered to do so mother nature is fickle, and it could have been gone the other way. this morning, life is returning to normal here businesses are open. the airport in new orleans is back in business few communities where the levees did actually get overwhelmed, like here in myrtle grove. you can see the water on the street is receding it had been this high. well, these communities are built up on stilts, so even homes are not waterlogged. i guess you can say this early into the hurricane season, barry
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is a good dress rehearsal for what potentially may come. savannah >> kerry, thank you. the storm may have been downgraded but it is still giving a lot of folks plenty to worry about moving inland. what are we looking at, al >> right now, we are looking at some areas that radar indicate just to the north of lake charles upwards of 15 inches of rain in the last several hours there's a lot of flooding going on right now we've got flash flood warnings, flash flood watches. we've also got flood warnings, as well, that are going on right at this hour right now, barry is a depression 80 miles west/southwest of little rock. 25 miles an hour winds moving to the north at 9 this system is going to be bringing more heavy rain from texas, louisiana, on into arkansas the mississippi river valley today there is an isolated tornado threat, then tomorrow, heavy pockets of rain will continue from indianapolis back down into little rock. rainfall amounts right now, well, we're going to have to upgrade these. we have seen locally 5 inches of rain, but as we said, we've seen some areas picking up to a foot of rain. as you get into the mississippi river valley, could be 5 to 6 inches, as well. back to you guys. >> al, thank you so much president trump is defending his attacks on democrats that
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some critics call racist he tweeted yesterday that progressive democratic congressmen who originally came from other countries should, quote, go back to help fix the crime-infested places from which they came and then come back and show us how it's done. he was apparently referring to ocasio-cortez anthe other freshmen house members, all u.s. citizens, only one born in another country. candidates on the campaign trail were quick to react to the president's latest tweet >> absolutely racist and un-american. >> right now, we have a racist president who is demeaning female members of the house of representatives based on the color of their skin. >> the president fired back, so sad to see the democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our country. police in baton rouge, louisiana, are searching for clues this morning in the death of a long-time community activist and historian the body of sadie roberts joseph was found on friday. she'd apparently been killed here is nbc's morgan chesky.
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>> reporter: this morning, a mystery deepens in baton rouge. >> our detectives are working overtime they're exhausting every investigative lead. >> reporter: a community mourning the loss of one of its heroes 75-year-old civil rights activist sadie roberts joseph. the victim of a suspected homicide >> she had a heart and passion around education and culture she had a heart and a love for the people of the community. >> reporter: the call came friday a suspicious vehicle parked on this dead end. only when officers arrived, they found the body of the beloved 75-year-old inside the trunk of that car police say they don't currently have a suspect or a motive >> we will find the persons responsible for this >> we're all god's children. >> reporter: roberts joseph, a community leader for decades, founded the city's african-american museum.
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the city spotlighted her work, featuring her in a campaign to visit baton rouge. the local naacp branch calling her an icon, writing, we lost a cultural legend yesterday. rest in peace, sadie roberts joseph >> she was recognizable. people knew her. her smile was infectious >> she never showed up without smiling and saying, here's a positive way to deal with something. >> reporter: now, police are turning to the public, in hopes that someone may know something. >> it is a tremendous loss, and i believe the community is going to step up and do their part to help us identify this person and put them behind bars >> reporter: justice for a woman who spent her life fighting for it morgan chesky, nbc news, baton rouge. >> we'll continue to follow the story. more setbacks this morning for airlines trying to get their boeing 737 max jets back into service. the "wall street journal"
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reporting that the planes are not likely to be carrying passengers again until 2020. paper says a growing number of officials believe it'll take at least that long to fix the flight control software issues and address other problems in the meantime, american airlines said yesterday it is extending 737 max cancellations into early november. the planes were grounded worldwide in march after two catastrophic crashes overseas. 8:08 now got the news covered a little morning boost. >> time for a boost. what is better than babies and puppies and how about when they're together you cannot go wrong. look what happens when this little puppy, looking like snoopy, i might add, sees a baby resting in his bouncer well, climbs up, snuggles up right alongside the baby would you just take a look at those two? >> wow. >> i mean, now it is cheek to cheek. incredibly cute. >> look at that. >> happy little spot for those two buddies. >> that's a good monday boost. >> almost helps with the roger loss. >> almost. >> not quite. coming up, prime day is here how you can score the best bargains at amazon and other retailers this morning. first, the all-star cast of
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because harry smith is here. >> harry scored a sit down with, oh, just brad pitt, leonardo dicaprio, margot robbie, and quentin tarantino, to talk about "once upon a time in hollywood." i feel like we have been talking about it for years looking forward to this. >> it is another day at the office. >> how do you do it? >> where is carson daly? >> i know. >> he'll be bummed to miss this. >> well, he'll get over it somehow. think about this though, in the pantheon of movie stars, two bigger stars in a movie at the same time, in a buddy movie, maybe robert redford and paul newman equivalent matchup here in a brand-new quentin tarantino classic. >> reporter: you guys had never been in a movie before. >> no. but we starred on the same television show. >> "growing pains. >> '89-'90 >> '91 and '90. >> maybe i was '90. >> decades ago we were on the same television show. >> reporter: did you ever do a scene together >> no, no. >> reporter: wait no longer.
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l.a., the summer of 1969, the city of dreams is going through seismic changes. for some in hollywood, it means opportunity. for others, it feels more like the last picture show. >> meant to help carry the load. >> is that how you describe your job, cliff >> what, carrying his load that's about right >> reporter: "once upon a time in hollywood" is a buddy movie. >> here i come >> reporter: a cliffhanger, a horror film, and a tarantino master class in story telling. >> don't you forget it. >> reporter: can you give me the elevator pitch >> i don't know if i can do the elevator pitch for this. >> reporter: about anything. >> yeah, about anything.
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>> reporter: leonardo dicaprio is the fading tv cowboy actor. brad pitt, his stunt double. >> we get into a fight i execute. i go to jail >> anybody accidentally kills anybody in fights, they go to jail >> reporter: friends inseparable. >> working class guys trying to survive in a changing industry the pompadours are fading out, and the hippie revolution was coming into play. >> reporter: did you have these guys in mind when you wrote it >> well, yes >> a few others. >> here's the thing though, you can't -- >> to be fair. >> the answer is, yes, i did, but i couldn't be arrogant enough to think i'm going to get them all right? >> oh, that's nice >> reporter: was there any trepidation whatsoever when, oh, him, you, these? you guys are really famous and well regarded but had never
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worked together before was there any trepidation? >> hell, no, man you know you don't have to carry the whole thing. you have these other great people, who are the best of the best and are going to, you know, help carry that load it is actually a relief. >> i don't think -- i mean, i'm not speaking for you, but i don't think either of us thought about it in that context it's what's best for the film. i've admired the choices he's taken through his career you know, if you start to think in that realm of big actor, big actor, what is the dynamic, you're trying to create a piece of art here. >> you're talking about something -- from an outside perception, i mean, just a couple idiots on the couch i had to change my shirt because i got toothpaste on it on the way here you know what i mean we see it from the inside out. >> reporter: margot robbie plays sharon tate, a real-life actress who was murdered by the man son family in the movie, leo and margot are
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next door neighbors. >> before, i only thought about her death. i wasn't exposed to the parts of her life when she was alive. >> reporter: tate's sister gave her blessing for the film and gave margot some of sharon's jewelry. >> it was sometimes very sad, to be that closely connected with real life sharon yeah, it hit you at moments. suddenly, the tragedy of it all would hit you, and you'd be tremendously sad other times, it made me feel so happy. yes, there were moments it was very sad. >> reporter: an eerie reality in a story from tarantino's imagination. both pitt and dicaprio have stunning scenes. >> embarrass yourself like that in front of the god damn people. [ stuttering ] >> the scene where he is in his trailer, that was all improvised and wasn't written in the script >> i will go on record as it is one of the best meltdowns laid on film. >> i agree >> reporter: tarantino's films are idiosyncratic and often spectacularly violent. >> anybody order fried sauerkraut >> reporter: you've worked with this guy before. was there ever a moment in the films you've worked on, or this one, where you said, you want me
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to do what >> no. no you know what you're getting into >> yeah, the hullabaloo scene. >> hey >> that is true. >> reporter: the film tells us fame is a capricious mistress. she can be cruel and unfair. >> it is official, old buddy, and it has been. >> reporter: have either of you ever had that sense, where either the train has stopped or maybe i want to get off? >> i've always, you know -- you look at the trajectory and the careers of some of the greatest actors that i've admired, and they ebb and flow. there's good times and there's bad times. hopefully, you can just be in the race as a long distance runner, is the only hope >> precisely that. we're aware there is a shelf life on this you know, it is really important to me, you know, the people i
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spend my time with, and the artists i respect. so i don't know what went wrong on this one but -- [ laughter ] >> reporter: would you do it again? would you want to work together again? >> of course. >> we talked about doing jerry lee lewis and dean martin's stories. >> he wants to do a christmas album. >> i want a christmas album. >> i'm here for it >> amazing. >> no fun hanging around with those guys. >> you saw the movie. >> yeah. >> what'd you think? >> i want to see it again. >> really? >> oh, talk about secrecy about this film. >> yeah. >> like you almost had to sign a non-disclosure agreement to say, there's a big secret in it >> okay. >> i can't talk about it. >> okay. >> it's 1969, the year i graduated from high school there's a lot of scenes with guys in cars with their windows down, and the music is playing khj from los angeles you're like, whoa!
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>> harry, this is a '60s re-trip for you. >> exactly no stone is unturned because it is all authentic there is no cgi. what he did to make this authentic was l.a. becomes a huge character. >> which is so amazing so much of that time in l.a. still is there >> rusty and rotting sorry. >> oh. they seem to have a lot of chemistry, brad and leo. >> i'm so sorry. sorry? >> they have chemistry. >> where is carson to save me? >> thank you, harry. "once upon a time in hollywood" coming out -- >> next friday. >> -- the 26th. mr. roker? >> we have the remnants of barry making its way out we have the flood threat in the mississippi river valley sunshine in the northeast and mid-atlantic states. that's what's going on around the countr good morning. i'm meat meet kari hall. a live look outside in san jose. all clear sunshine. it is going to be heating up pretty quickly again today reaching into the low 80s.
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we'll be in the upper 80s in the east bay and the tri valley as well as parts of the north bay. antioch today reaching 90 degrees. we keep to the mid 60s for san francisco and along the coast. as we go throughout the week we'll still see this weather pattern continuing with 80s in the forecast and the valleys and some 60s for san francisco. >> that's your latest weather. best time of the morning. >> that's right, mr. roker pop start. >> we have a good one today. are you ready? first up, we're starting this morning -- well, an extra one. we're starting this morning with our burger battle on the plaza last thursday, savannah, craig, jenna, and carson went head to head with their choice of what makes the perfect burger savannah sold us the bacon cheeseburger with doritos. craig upped his with pepper jack cheese and hand cut fries. jenna showed off her texas roots with the spice then carson went classic with the american cheeseburger and beer results are in the winner is -- >> uh-oh. >> we need some effects. >> they're playing "chariots of fire." >> it is jenna.
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>> of course >> watch your step, little missy. >> i know. it'd be embarrassing to fall into the burger. is this dramatic enough for everybody? >> exciting. >> congratulations. >> wait, do you have jalapenos on there >> jalapenos, quay queso and guacamole. >> i'll review the results jenna crushed it with 55% of the vote savannah took second, followed by craig listen to this -- >> wait, i don't think this is right. >> yes, this is right. >> the graphic >> carson was last. >> oh, no. >> look at the percentages though. >> here's the thing, carson isn't here he's last. we wanted to give him a chance
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to respond >> he's going to be upset. >> in a written statement obtained exclusively by the "today" show, carson writes, quote, i'm disappointed but i congratulate my colleague on her win. i'm certain victory will be mine in the breakfast challenge with my famous queso french toast a new battle is in the works. >> we didn't know this was a battle you come to play. >> you come to play even if you're not going to win. >> what do you like on a burger? i don't know avocado. >> you come to play even if you're not going to win. >> you put guac and jalapeno. >> queso, the most important. >> america agrees. the rest of pop start. beatles fans were treated to a performance at paul mccartney's performance at dodger stadium. he announced he had a surprise guest to help close out the show take a look. >> ladies and gentlemen, the one and only, ringo starr! [ cheers and applause >> wow >> unbelievable.
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>> wow >> so cool >> you can tell the crowd went nuts when they heard ringo's name the pair performed a few songs together they still have it. >> look at him on the drums. >> the last time they performed publicly together was in 2014. al, i know you recently sat down with mccartney to chat about the singer's children's book we'll have the interview coming up soon here. >> i got to interview ringer a couple months ago. >> what a gift. >> al does it all. >> al is worldwide. finally -- >> not as good as this. >> thank you, al. >> looks yummy i'm waiting for this to be over. finally, last thursday, we announced what we hope will be the next viral challenge dance or donate. the goal is to raise money for the united cancer front while
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posting a 15 second video of yourself dancing hoda kicked things off for us. take a look. ♪ >> get ready ♪ gonna take my horse to the ol town road ♪ ♪ gonna ride 'til i can't no more ♪ >> i love it hoda called out jennifer lopez, thomas rhett, and savannah to do the challenge next thomas rhett stood up to the plate. take a look. >> i was challenged by my good friend, hoda anybody hoda fans in the house so in this next bit, i'm going to dance, and it'd be amazing if you can dance, too you'll probably end up on the "today" show we got a deal? [ cheers ] >> wait, that is my new favorite thing, right? he has moves. >> wow. >> he did this challenge, by the wa ♪ >> wait, that is my new favorite thing, right he has moves. >> wow. >> he did this challenge, by the
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way, in front of 20,000 people at his concert in pittsburgh saturday night no pressure, savannah. >> he was so good. >> he called out bruno mars and charlie puth to take on the challenge next i don't know how, savannah. >> i can't >> she also challenged j.lo. she can dance. good morning everyone. in the south bay police are looking for an individual who pepper sprayed a mother and 4-year-old daughter in a parking lot outside a 7-eleven on monterey road in san jose. police and witnesses say the two women got into some kind of argument that escalated. a short time ago police told us the two women have had a prior history with each other. the mother and one of her children were sprayed. both were treated at the scene. the woman accused of doing the spraying ran off and police have not yet found her. let's find mike this morning and take a look at traffic. we're look ath the bay bridge the toll plaza starting to loosen up. typical summer time traffic
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flow. away from the bay bridge maybe an issue. we still have your right two lanes blocked. the earlier morning deadly crash there resulted in also damage to the guard rail and that remains closed with your right two lanes. that is why you have some slowing. actually call trance just arrived a short time ago. the rest of the bay shows a smooth drive. even though it is amazon prime they have got plenty of time for you to get to work pretty smoothly. >> we'll have another local news update in a half an hour. it's no ordinary day for our family at denny's.
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it's crepe day. a family tradition we started about 22 minutes ago and now we can continue that tradition at home with denny's delivery. see you at denny's or
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♪ [ cheers and we are back now, 8:30. monday, july 15th, 2019. we're kicking off -- this is a great crowd. >> oh, yeah. >> all the way around. >> man, a good crowd. >> good looking crowd. >> great crowd big crowd. okay big crowd, tiny little fan can i introduce you to my new
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friend, avery? hi, good morning lisa and joe, where are you from >> st. louis. >> how old is avery? >> ten months. >> hi, sweetie well, i'm a little baby crazy. have you heard >> i have. >> can i hold avery? i'll trade you this card and a little onsie i'm going to hold avery. you hold that, and i'll hold her. hi, sweetie. >> hi. >> introduce you to america. good morning, everybody. >> awe >> hello thank you so much. how cute is this >> everybody go, awe. >> jenna is getting teary over there. won't be long. >> thank you so much, guys >> hi. >> what do we have coming up >> isn't she cute? coming up, we'll get the scoop on getting the absolute most out of amazon prime day which, of course, started overnight. also, the deals you can find at competing retailers, as well,
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not just amazon. and seth rogen and his wife, lauren, speak out on a cause that's deeply personal to them maria shriver will have that story. we'll be cooking with an olympic champion, natalie coughlin, out with a new cookbook. on the third hour of "today," this week marks 50 years since the apollo 11 moon landing. we'll meet two of the scientists leading the charge in the search for life beyond earth. >> good stuff. still holding avery over here let's get a check of the weather. >> so cute. >> i know. hard to give her up. >> i know. but you have to. >> i know. i know >> all right let's not get the authorities involved let's show you what's happening for your week ahead. we are expecting to see, again, a lot of wet weather, flooding rain through the gulf. barry bringing storms to the plains wet weather in the pacific northwest. heavy rain will move into the ohio river valley with remnants of barry summer sizzle in the midsection of the country friday, summer heat in the northeast, oppressive through
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the midwest. a lot of wet weather in the southeast. sunshine out through the western third of the country that good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine in san francisco from the coast to the inland areas. all clear skies right now. we're still going to have a wide range in temperatures with the upper 60s in san francisco, 72 the high in oakland. san jose reaching 83 degrees. today in napa, reaching 85. so we are going to see this pattern continuing into the work week. no major changes here. just slightly cooler for the weekend, while san francisco stays in the 60s. >> >> don't forget, you can always get the "today" show any time you need it. you can go to "today" show sirius xm and check out the new sirius xm app. show all the people. all right. mr. melvin >> oh, the roker run on a monday
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morning. thank you, sir up next, we're going to get you primed for the deals being rolled out today by amazon and other stores we have consumer reports' elliot weiler in the house. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back. millions of americans pouring over internet d welcome back millions of americans poring over internet deals this morning. of course, amazon prime day kicked off overnight this year, competitors are also recognizing the day as a shopping holiday of their own. elliot weiler, digital lifestyle editor, consumers reports, here to break it down to be clear, this is a completely made up day amazon completely made this up. >> this is not a holiday this is a made up day for amazon to get some sales in what is normally a slow time of year july, people on vacation, outside. it's even a little early for back to school season. amazon wanted to drum up some business in july, and this is
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what they've done. >> started in may of 2015. now, it's become quite significant. 75% of u.s. consumers will shop. >> crazy the graphic says amazon prime day. to be clear, it is two days. started at 3:00 a.m. eastern this morning and will conclude 48 hours it is july 15th and 16th amazon says over a million deals every five minutes they're releasing new deals. >> let's talk about how folks can take advantage of some of the deals. tips and tricks here what do we got >> it takes work these are coming out all the time one thing if you're using a mobile device, download amazon's app. it'll be easy. you can sort by category there comparison sites consumer reports recommends camel, camel, camel. crazy name but it'll give you a price history, to give you some idea, is this really a good deal it'll look at the amazon history
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on the price to make sure on prime day, you're getting the best price there one-click ordering allows you to speed through the checkout again, these deals come and go with limited quantities. if you really have your heart set on something, that's one way to make checkout easier. >> make sure the one-click is on look at deals to watch, according to consumer reports. >> there are so many deals, so we went through our testing of products in our labs and picked out good ones. we'll get to the amazon deals first. these are what some competitors are offering they want to get in on this, too. the hello nest video doorbell, one of the high-tech video doorbells, a lot of competitors have the sale, $230 to $189. often free shipping for the items, too good one to look at. there's also a nest thermostat available. this is one of the smart thermostats. the nice thing here, lowe's and walmart is throwing in a free $50 google home mini one of the smart speakers, the connected devices to help you around the house it'll also work, not
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surprisingly, with the nest thermostat. >> of course. >> this is probably the best deal we've seen so far these deals are updating throughout the morning here. apple products rarely go on sale this is a $450 savings at best buy for a mac book pro $850 that is a very good deal. >> most of these are until supplies run out. >> if you want it, get online now because they are changing throughout the morning apple products do well in consumer reports ratings now for the amazon deals not surprisingly, most of the discounts, or many, are amazon products to get you in the ecosystem. this is the fire tv cube, a smart streaming device $70. it will also work with the echo devices there. that's a very nice price from amazon there if you're not looking for an amazon product, one of the smart locks, an electronic lock that works with an apple and your phone, this august smart lock did well in consumer reports lock testing $280 today, $165. a very good deal. >> this is a lock for your house? >> not the traditional put the
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key in this smartens it up and works with other connected devices in your home. >> that would seem like a significant savings. >> they are. a little homework here, but there definitely are deals out there. shop what you need back to school stuff is also on sale sheets, speakers, coffee makers, if you need it some of the holidays -- holidays, i just said it -- they get you to spend money when you don't necessarily need to or want to. there are some deals out there. >> always learn something from you. thank you. >> thanks, craig. >> for more deals and how to get the deals, go to coming up, very serious work from seth rogen. shining a light on ways to prevent brain disease. maria shriver is going to join us right after this. first, this is "today" on nbc. choosing my car insurance was the easiest decision ever.
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nbc's special anchor maria shriver has been following this story. this is really interesting. >> it is good morning, guys most millenials think, i don't have to worry about alzheimer's until i'm much older, right? new research out at the alzheimer's association conference here in los angeles finds out what we do when we're young may have a huge impact on our risk for the disease now, young people are taking action to protect their brains for the future >> reporter: this is the new face of fighting alzheimer's young people in their 20s and 30s, even famous millenials like funny man seth rogen. >> in your 60s, you're seeing it, but you develop it in your 30s. >> reporter: the actor is part of a study on educating teens about alzheimer's. >> that's why we need your money.
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>> reporter: seth and his wife, lauren, created the alzheimer's fundraiser, hilarity for charity, after her mother was diagnosed with the disease. >> illnesses of the brain are stigmatized. people don't like talking about them. >> what we try to do with hilarity for charity is destigmatize it and make it part of the conversation. fun and friendly to take care of your brain as a young person. >> reporter: more and more young people are making radical changes to their lifestyles now so they won't get alzheimer's decades later. comprehensive, new research out this week suggests habits like a healthy diet, regular exercise, and brain stimulation may dramatically reduce alzheimer's risk in older age. in some cases, by up to 60%. the three of you are in your 20s and 30s.
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when you go out with your friends, is brain health on the table? >> no. >> reporter: so max decided to do something about it, after his mom was diagnosed with dementia. he started looking up research about how to reduce his own risk last year, he wrote a best-selling book about diet and the brain. now, he uses instagram to teach young people brain healthy habits, like eating foods high in antioxidants and good fats. avoiding processed carbs and sugars, doing regular high-intensity workouts, and pushing your brain with exercises like learning a new instrument you say you want to make dementia sexy. that's the focus. >> rather than writing the dementia prevention book, it is a genius book. who doesn't want to be more genius in their ever day life? if i call it the dimension prevention book, millenials wouldn't buy it. >> reporter: to educate his
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peers, nihal started the youth movement against alzheimer's in addition to working out and eating right, he meditates every day to reduce stress and tries to get eight hours of sleep a night, all linked to better brain habits. >> it needs to be viewed as a medicine in and of itself. >> reporter: the changes can have an immediate impact on how you feel. >> i am a completely different person than what i was. >> reporter: to stay thin, christina used to diet all the time, leaving her feeling cloudy and exhausted. were you starving yourself and then, hence, starving your brain? >> yes i was comparing myself to those girls around me, and i wasn't eating enough. once i started to eat again, my anxiety went away, my depression went away, and i'm performing much better than i ever have throughout my entire life. >> reporter: these young trailblazers with an urgent message, start protecting your brain now before it's too late >> when you're in your 20s, i get it, the last thing you want to think about is what is my health going to be like in my 50s and 60s? lead a brain healthy lifestyle now, you'll also feel better and
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probably be happier for longer >> what a great message there. what a great movement, too maria, here's the thing, for folks like us, above 20 or 30, can the healthy habits still potentially help reduce the risk >> absolutely. doctors and researchers say it's never too late to start fighting for your brain and caring for it another big thing is social engagement interacting with people who make you happy. interacting with a purpose, a sense of purpose actually getting up at 3:30 this morning, coming here, interacting with everybody here, this whole village that puts this together, it's good for my brain this morning. >> there you go. >> maria, you're good for our souls, too >> oh, thank you >> thank you so much >> thank you, maria. coming up next, a breakfast for champions by an olympic champion we'll cook with natalie coughlin first, this is "today" on nbc. col
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we're back with today's food. we are cooking like a champion. really, we are. u.s. olympic swimmer and 12-time
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medalist natalie coughlin is here. she brought along some of her favorite recipes from her new cookbook, "cook to thrive." good morning. >> good morning. >> we have so much to catch up on. i was saying, i don't know if i saw you since the london olympics in 2012. >> yeah. >> much has changed, including you have a new baby. >> i have an eight-month-old daughter. she's amazing. she's at home with daddy right now. >> look at that, so cute. she's in her swim gear. >> yeah. grumpy little old lady on the beach. >> no, cutie-pie. there she is. i heard you're back in the pool. you're starting to get back in competitive swimming a little bit. >> a little bit. we're not thinking london -- i mean tokyo. >> okay. getting me excited. >> we're not talking anything like tokyo. i'll be there as a spectator. >> okay. >> yeah, just to get back in shape after having a baby. it's fun. >> feels good to be in. >> yeah. >> tell me about the recipes. they sound delicious, but i'll admit, i'm intimidating. what are we making today? >> traditional filipino recipes. this is my
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>> like a spring roll, kind of. >> exactly what we have here is -- ground pork. it's so good >> i never had it before, and it is really good. >> i gave you two. if i put 20 in front of you, you'll eat it all. so good. so we take ground pork, then we put in the onion, water chestnut, garlic, white pepper >> okay. >> you mix it up >> all right. >> we'll mix this up pretend we already did that. >> yup >> then we have it over here >> is this soy what is this >> maggi seasoning, similar to soy. if you don't have maggi, you can use soy. whatever maggie is part of grandma's recipe, so we use it. >> this seems like the tricky part.
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>> it is but it isn't. it isn't we have the wrapper covered with a wet paper towel because it will dry out we take the meat mixture, then put it in the center like this then we have cornstarch, water, acting as the glue that helps, you know, everything come together. >> okay. >> then you can use a brush or your finger. you just, you know -- >> you're brushing the whole wrapper? >> yes, the edges of the wrapper. >> okay. >> so you fold it over like that then you fold in the side. >> yeah. >> then you roll it. >> fun, okay. >> you want to aim for the size of a cigar the size and shape that you really want. we have some right here. we have the hot oil. be careful, this is very hot. >> i'm standing clear.
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>> one of the ways you test hot oil is you put the spoon in, wooden spoon you see the bubbles, you know it is hot. >> i didn't know that technique. >> neither did i. >> it is a nice trick. >> what oil is that, natalie >> vegetable oil, canola oil you can do peanut oil, if you like you stick these in until they're golden brown >> okay. >> then we have them over here you serve it with the sweet chili sauce. traditionally, it is a banana sauce, but sweet chili is easy to find. that's what we have. >> i'll try it what do you think, guys? >> good. >> love it. >> awesome. >> what's the next recipe? >> i shouldn't have tried it. >> so good. >> really good. >> so we have breakfast fried rice here, i have the collard greens. you want to stack them up, then
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just slice through them like this make nice little ribbons i use collard greens here, but -- >> collard greens. >> they're a great source of calcium in vegetable form. use whatever green, leafy vegetable you have it's great. >> okay. >> we add the oil in the hot pan, then we add in our garlic it's a lot of garlic because it is garlic fried rice you cook this down and pretend that we cooked it. >> pretend. >> add the collard greens, the soy sauce, and water let this cook for five, eight minutes. not too, too long. then add in -- you cook it down, add in the rice. let that all marry >> you can have it for breakfast, lunch, doesn't matter. >> you have most of this stuff in the pantry. it is whatever you have on hand. this is what i'd always eat before a swim meet my mom would make me fried rice and eggs before every single swim meet. it is comfort food for me. >> the breakfast of champions. how hot should the pan be to do this >> fairly warm we'll stick it in a broiler afterwards, so it doesn't really matter put a little oil in there, you
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put the egg in then you stick it in the broiler until it is cooked to your liking i like mine where the whites are cooked but the yolk is runny you have to love a runny yolk. there you have it. >> you served it in these little trays. what did you think >> so good. >> two thumbs up. >> natalie, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> tell me about the name of the book again. >> "cook to thrive." >> is it all supposed to give you energy, or what is the theme of the book? >> the idea of it is that eating healthy is a lifestyle yes, you can have some fried rice, but you could balance it all. so this is stuff that i ate growing up, while i was training, all of it. >> i love it thank you so much. congrats on the book and on everything so good in your life. we appreciate it if you want the recipes, go to if you want more on natalie's cookbook, check out coming up, our fourth hour, special delivery what, jenna, from mark wahlberg? >> you know who else will be there? >> who >> you >> oh, yes, that's right. >> did you forget? >> filling in, that's right. natalie, thank you so much we'll see you straight ahead after your local news and weather.
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good morning everyone. a few hours from now, alameda's coast guard station will welcome home one of its cutters after it seized more than a half billion dollars in marijuana and cocaine. this is some of the video showing the crew during a recent bust on the high seas now going viral.
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the crew of the cutter monroe seized the cocaine during this amazing takedown of a submarine last month in the east spif during its 98-day deployment the monroe and two other cutters seized 933 pounds of marijuana, 39,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $500 million. right now we're waiting for the ship to come in and we will have a live report in the midday newscast. you can get more back story on the home page. despite the fear of i.c.e. raids over the weekend none materialized locally. there are still concerns it could happen. we'll have the latest at midday. the trump administration making a new push to cut protection for asylum seekers. they will now be denied entry at the southern border unless they've applied for and been denied protection from a third country. more at 11:00. this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching.
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xfinity delivers the best in-home wifi experience. plus, add xfi advantage for enhanced network security. click, call or visit a store today to learn more. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the third hour of "today." i'm al, of course, with sheinelle, craig. lester holt. >> lester. >> you're rocking that jacket, man. >> thank you. >> really loving it. >> johnny carson called and wants it back. >> johnny carson called. >> it is a joke, for god's sake. geez. >> we like it, we do. >> lots going on this week. the lights went out on broadway. >> literally. >> blackout impacting parts of new york city. we'll talk about that in a minute. actually, affected not only everybody in broadway but mr. holt even, as well. >> luckily i was -- >> that's right.


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