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and feeding the hype. it could be one of the most highly-anticipated tv seasons in all-time. and one member of "the breaking bad" crew isn't backing down. this is "way too early." i'm bill karins in. talking about anthony weiner and the walkoff at yankee stadium. today, the obama administration is expected to make a major shift in drug policy. attorney general eric holder will order prosecutors to leave out the quantity or amount of illegal substances involved in low-level drug cases. it's a move to get around mandatory minimum sentences that the administration has overfilled cell blocks. they're cited as a tax burden for a prison system that costs
$80 billion a year to operate. too many americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no good law enforcement reason. holder will defer certain types of low-level prosecution to the state and local level. he's also expected to ask prison officials to release older, nonviolent offenders, to face what he calls compelling circumstances. here's your stat of the day. the u.s. with just 5% of the world's population has 25% of the world's inmates. overseas, 18 u.s. diplomatic posts are again open for business today. following a wide-reaching terror threat. only the embassy in yemen remains closed and on terror watch. the country is increasingly the center of al qaeda activity. american forces have responded by increasing drone strikes in the country. since july 28th, there's been at least nine strikes consider carried out by the united states in yemen. however, it's unclear how effective the attacks have been. president obama is
challenging the status quo of the national security agency. looking to change the way the agency operates its surveillance programs. the president is proposing to revise section 215 of the patriot act, which explains how nsa can collect telephone data. they want to introduce a civil liberties and privacy advocate to the process, declassify more nsa and fisa court documents and appoint a new group of outside experts to review intelligence. it's receiving criticism from lawmakers who believe a privacy advocate will slow down the country's anti-terror tactics. president obama and senator john mccain, has talked about how snowden has changed intelligence. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations. before mr. snowden made he's leaks. i don't think we would have gotten to the same place.
and we would have done so without putting at risk, our national security. and vital ways to secure the country. there's americans that view mr. snowden as awhistleblower. there's some young people that believe he's some kind of jason bourne. relations between the united states and russia are strained at best. and it goes all the way to the highest levels of government. president obama insists he doesn't dislike vladimir putin. but it's clear he's not too crazy about him, either. the president's remarks prompted a challenge from senator john mccain, who says the president should be doing more. >> i don't have a bad personal relationship with putin. when we have conversations, they're candid, they're blunt.
often times, constructive. the president likes to focus on body language. he has that slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. when we're in conversations, often times it's product i. >> the president comparing to a kid in the back of the classroom, is indicative of the president's lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. we need to understand that mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. and treat him in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin. how about this story over the weekend. hannah anderson, the teenager abducted and taken into the idaho wilderness, is reportedly back with her dad. a group of horseback riders was the first to spot the 16-year-old and her captor,
james lee dimaggio. thursday, they spotted them. they said something seemed a little off on their new camping gear. investigators found their campsite by air. and federal agents hiked 2 1/2 hours through the woods. dimaggio was shot and killed in the raid, ending a week-long manhunt, for the man who investigators say brutally murdered the 16-year-old's mom and 8-year-old brother. the bodies were found in his burned out san diego home last week. for the family, it's a sense of relief and of course, deep loss. >> i'm excited for my son, who gets to have her at least. he lost his wife and his -- my beautiful, handsome grandson. we're going to have hannah back. and we are. and that's a good thing. >> we'll get through it. we'll help hannah through it. do whatever it takes. >> wishing the best for her and her family. voters around new york city will see mayoral candidate anthony weiner's first tv ad. the spot features the former congressman, who is running
fourth in the polls, painting himself as the anti-establishment pick. >> i'm focused like a laser beam on the middle class. i put out two books of new ideas. 125 of them, in fact. everything from restoring discipline to create a single-payer health plan for our city. powerful voices made it clear from the beginning they don't want me to win. this isn't what they want. they've gotten their way for too long. if you give me the chance, i will fight for your family every, single day. >> what was that -- can we hear that again? what was that at the end? we don't have that? it was like the captain is about to speak or the subway doors are closing. interesting ending. meanwhile, former governor eliot spitzer, who is campaigning as someone who is challenging the rich and powerful, spent $3.7 million since announcing his candidacy for city comptroller early next
month. now, for oprah winfrey. she was denied access to a luxury handbag shopping overseas in zurich. while in switzerland to attend the wedding of tina turner, she asked to see a $38,000 crocodile purse. when she was told, it's out of your price range. >> i go into a store, which shall remain unnamed. and i say to the woman, may i see that bag right above your head? and she says to me, no. it's too expensive. and she refused to get it. rerefused to get it. he started to show me other, little bags. and i said, one more time, i tried. i said, but i really do just want to see that one. and she said, oh, i don't want to hurt your feelings. and i said okay. thank you so much. you're probably right. i can't afford it. and i walked out of the store.
>> wow. winfrey, by the way, earned about $77 million last year. the store's owner has denied clich claims of racism, as a classic misunderstanding. oprah is looking to purchase a high-end bag store in zurich. now, wall street will look to turn the page since posting its worst week since june. it was the weakest five-day stretch since august 2006. let's go to jeff live for us in london. how is your day starting off, jeff? >> it's going pretty well so far. away from the markets, we have interesting stories. we're waiting to see if there are arrests in this jpmorgan case. $6.2 billion. you remember, this was the money that bruno ickesle managed to lose. now, authorities are closing in on his supervisor.
and his junior trader for potential arrests and extradition. you want to know when the new iphone is coming. 10th of september, apparently. some talk that that's when we'll get the new phone showcased. the iphone 5s. talking about additional features. a bit of a change. it will have a plastic back apparently. a plastic case instead of what we've seen in the past with some of the polished aluminum cases. we are waiting and watching. it will be interesting to see how that looks, that new iphone. >> i, looking forward to it. how long to come out? like 140 bucks to change this screen out. >> absolutely. they're saying 10th of september. but it's all sources. and they like to keep a lot
suspense. one of the things you can see, some of the new movies. and a strong opening for elesium. 38 million. it's not too shabby for a first opening. and a strong five-day debut for "we are the millers." this is the one where jennifer aniston plays a stripper. i don't know what's drawing in the male audience. but they made back their budget. they're doing fine. and i just ran off with this one. "world war z." brad pitt's most successful movie launch to date. this is doing better than "troy." they'll be happy that zombie thriller is clearing up at the box office. back to you, bill. >> and that "planes" one, first movie with my boys. scientists in the u.k. are touting what they call a major advancement in technology, that predicts how long you have left
to live. the test analyzes a person's capillaries to make an accurate prediction. that made us wonder. if the test gave you bad news, what would you do if you found out you only had a short time left to live? otherwise, you know, what are you going to do? what's your crazy thought? tweet your creative answers using the #waytooshort. we'll put the best answers later on the show. still ahead, a-rod goes deep for his first. a bomb of the season. but it was mariano making headlines at the stadium. something he's never done before. this video may have you feeling sticky and icky. why someone would do this, later in "the cooler." that and a check on weather, when "way too early" comes right back. when you realize you need to switch to verizon,
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time for sports. another golf major in the books. and tiger woods continues his winless streaks. no major wins since 2008. it came down to jim furyk and jason dufner. this is tim clarke on the par 3. 220 yards. one bounce. two bounces. third bounce, in the cup. clean and easy. the pga championship's first ace of this tournament. and the first since 2010. tiger played okay. not by his standards, though. he shot even par 70 on the last day. this long birdie putt on 15. tiger finished 4 over for the tournament. that's about 14 shot office the lead. and while we have a while to wait until the masters in april, that's his next shot at his 15th major. dufner started the day one shot behind furyk. he birdied the 4th and the 5th to take the lead. but furyk did answer, birdieing
the 6th. a good start. dufner took it right back, though, on the following hole. and ended up taking a two-shot lead to the 18th. his tap-in bogey was enough to hold on for his first major title. jason dufner, your 2013 pga championship champion. that's not all getting his attention was just his win. not sure why this is getting attention. until you pan down to the bottom of your screen. dufner walking off the green with his wife. after a very nice kiss and embrace. and a little pat. it was a nice moment. it's getting a lot of attention. i thought i would point it out. on to baseball, where it was good news/bad news for the yankees. a-rod, off of justin verlander. inside. and managed to turn on it. didn't go out by much. it wasn't a deep shot. his first home run for a-rod since coming back. that was number 648 in a-rod's career. leaving him 12 short of tying
willie mays for fourth on the all-time list. let's get to the ninth. and mariano rivera, to close it out against miguel cabrera. he drives one over the right field wall. that's the second homer off of reveivera in two days. victor martinez, that was a bomb to the second deck in right. that's the third-straight blown save for rivera. the first time in his long, storied career he's blown three saves in a row. the yankees had cans to make it right, the bottom of the ninth. >> that's keep to right field. there it goes. yankees win 5-4. >> the yankees win it, 5-4. trying to keep the season alive. and usain bolt is once again the world's fastest man. he beat out reigning champ, justin gatlin, with a burst of late speed in moscow. but it was the photo at the
finish that has the world abuzz. usain bolt is his last name. look up in the sky above him as he was finishing the race. ooh. interesting. now, let's get a check on your forecast with nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. a lot of people aren't impressed with that. i think it's crazy. >> i can't physically take a picture of a bolt of lightning. i can't click it that fast. talk about a photo finish. >> very good. we are looking at rain possible again in places that do not need the rain. we had some video out of colorado, with a mudslide just carrying cars all because of the fact that we had the waldo canyon fire. so, that ground is very parched, obviously. and that leads to mudslides, just tossing cars in that severe rain event. it was the monsoonal moisture. same setup owe have today.
the stationary front is sitting through the plains states like it has been for several days. we could see rain across eastern kansas. we could end up with hail and gusty winds today. and it looks like areas in southern missouri and northern arkansas could end up with several inches of rain over the next 48 hours, which is unneeded rain. temperature-wise, it's hot in the south. pleasant the north, with the lower humidity. temperatures in the northeast in the 80s. >> the pictures of the cars and the mudslide. >> just carried. >> you see that in mexico. >> in colorado, yeah. coming up at the top of the hour, it could be another sign the vice president is eyeing a run for the president. the possible contenders hanging out in iowa this weekend. when we come back, we'll hudden around the watercooler. "breaking bad's" final season premiered last night. and there's no spoilers here, though. "way too early" will be right back. ♪
today, you can tell your friends there are 4,575 state and federal prisons in the u.s. that house more than 1.5 million inmates. let's toss it over to louis with the cooler. >> the series with the teen choice awards. "glee" star lea michele took home the surfboard for best tv actress in a comedy. it was her first awards after the death of boyfriend cory monteith. it was an emotional moment. >> i want to dedicate this to cory. for all of you out there who loved and admired cory as much as i did, i promise that with your love, we're going to get through this together. he was very special to me. and also to the world. and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent. his handsome smile. whether you knew him personally
or just as finn, he became part of all of our hearts. that's where he'll stay forever. thank you so much. >> a terrible tragedy. it took a lot of courage to do that. on a lighter note, russell westbrook sporting an interesting look. not exactly sure what to say about this at this point. but we can say he really isn't afraid to take chances. got to give him credit for that. now, the final season of "breaking bad" premiered last night to a ton of anticipation. we're not in the spoiler business here at "way too early." but we like the hype. and so does the story's cinematographer. he's confident about this season. he posted on his tumblr account, all i can tell you is two things, you will not be disappointed, i promise. and every story line will be buttoned up and no loose ends. it will redefine the last season of television. it will redefine series finales.
this will not disappoint. i've seen all eight episodes. and i sat in front of my television scene crying myself alone during the last couple of episodes. while i hope i don't find myself crying alone somewhere while watching the final season, i hope that michael speaks the truth on this one. amc has done an incredible job with that series. finally, at the end of a hard day, there's nothing like a nice bath. >> i don't usually bathe. but when i do, it's in pepsi. woo. got to love that. you know, you have a spillway here and it leaks out a little. so, you can easily solve that by adding another one in.
>> that's better than epson salt. that's 300 cans of pepsi max. at least it was low calorie. >> you'll be crying alone, i promise. and what are you doing watching the teen choice awards -- for a long time. >> well, you know. >> stop. just don't talk. coming up on "morning joe," vice president joe biden plans to stop by a key political event in iowa next month. but supporters of hillary clinton are already in the state, holding a so-called madame president event over the weekend. it's beginning to look a lot like 2016. harry reid is in hot water for bringing up race when it comes to republican opposition to president obama. we'll show you what he said about his friends on the other side of the aisle. plus, why senator john mccain says edward snowden is being made into a jason bourne figure. we'll show you what the arizona
republican had to say about the president's prescription of vladimir putin as a bored schoolboy slouching in the back of class. richard haass is talking in right now. right? we'll have all these, straight ahead on "morning joe." still ahead on "way too early," scientists in the u.k. says they can predict how long you have left to live. if the test gave you bad news, what would you do if you had a short time left. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle.