WNBA star Brittany Griner was found guilty for drug possession and smuggling and has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports for TODAY on the U.S.’s attempts to carry out a prisoner swap with Russia.
Friday, August 5
White House addresses claims it's playing catch-up on monkeypox
Sinema signs on to Democratic spending bill in major win for Biden
SUV slams into New Mexico parade, injuring multiple people
Texas sees 3 weeks of triple-digit temps with no relief in sight
China halts cooperation with US in military dialog, climate talks
Former VP Dick Cheney calls Donald Trump a ‘coward’ in new ad
‘Infowars’ host Alex Jones to pay $4M for false Sandy Hook claims
Buy or lease a car? How to avoid roadblocks amid high inflation
While leasing a car is a popular short-term alternative to owning, soaring inflation may put leasing out of reach for many drivers. NBC’s senior consumer investigative correspondent Vicky Nguyen reports for TODAY on the reason behind the high prices and what to do if you’re in the market for a new car.
Get a first look at images of Cincinnati Zoo’s new baby hippo
Breonna Taylor shooting: Officers charged with civil right violations
K-9 unit helps track down three boys missing in New Jersey forest
Three New Jersey boys aged seven to nine were exploring in the forest when they realized they were lost. That's when Shiloh, a Bloodhound with the police K-9 unit, went to work. Shiloh found the boy’s shoes and tracked down the young adventure seekers. The hero dog was rewarded with a liverwurst treat.
3rd Hour of TODAY
2-minute walk can help blood sugar levels from fluctuating: Study
How horses are helping build community at Urban Cowgirl Ranch
Relationship coach shares tips for happy, long-lasting connections
Try Joy Bauer’s cookie dough frozen yogurt bites, PB&J popsicles
Walker Hayes on his ‘Fancy Like’ family, whirlwind year, arena tour
Walker Hayes rocks the TODAY plaza with a performance of ‘AA’
TODAY with Hoda & Jenna
Get a taste of vacation with a sip of this Maui Wowie cocktail
Have the purrrfect date with your loved one at Fancy Feast’s popup
Check out the early birthday surprise Jenna has in store for Hoda
With Hoda Kotb’s birthday coming up next Tuesday, Jenna Bush Hager surprises her not just a gift, but one of her favorite musicians Walker Hayes carrying in a birthday cake! Hoda reveals her daughters Haley and Hope are also big fans like their mom – and they even like to pretend they are Walker Hayes!
See how Hoda and Jenna were able to ‘vacation’ with viewers!
Jesse Williams on playing the villain in ‘Secret Headquarters’
Actor Jesse Williams joins Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on his birthday to talk about playing a villain in the new superhero film, “Secret Headquarters,” and finishing up his Tony Award-winning show “Take Me Out.” Williams also plays a game where he has to go into detail on some of his social media photos.