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e good morning. coming up on "early today," lawmakers pass a bill that would bring back the firing squad to execute death row inmates. did hillary clinton's press conference raise more questions than answers about her personal e-mails. a helicopter crash left ten dead. apology at oklahoma university over racist chants. the pope talks about being assassinated. the inspiring 95-year-old world record holder. it's wednesday, march 11. "early today" starts right now. i'm dara brown.
u.s. military officials tell nbc news there appear to be no survivors after a military helicopter crashed off the coast near the florida panhandle. the officials say most of the 11 bodies have been recovered at this time. it happened at egg linear force base. their helicopter crashed between a training exercise between pensacola and destin. it was one of two choppers out on the exercise. the other one made it back with everyone accounted for on it right now. rescue teams found a brief from the uh-60 black helicopter not long ago. weather is suspected as the primary factor. it was dark with heavy fog. we'll keep you updated on this breaking story as more details come in. could it be cruel and unusual punishment or just an alternate execution procedure? utah lawmakers brought back the use of executions by firing squad as long as lethal injections are unavailable at least 30 days before the scheduled execution. the measure passed by a vote of
18-10. according to the "salt lake tribune," senator david hinkins spent just 45 seconds explaining it. no one asked questions or asked to speak. republican governor gary herbert has not said whether he'll sign the measure. there have been three executions by firing squad in the u.s. since 1976. despite hillary clinton's explanation of her use of private e-mails, the controversy surrounding the situation has not died down. clinton insists she followed the rules for keeping public documents but is now revealing she didn't keep thousands of messages she considers private. republicans are calling on her to turn over the server that hosted the e-mails. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington. any chance she'll hand over that server? >> reporter: she certainly didn't give any suggestion or idea that she is willing to do that. she did answer some of the questions that both her supporters and critics had, like
why she was using that personal e-mail address in the first place. hillary clinton just said she thought it would be easier. >> i opted for convenience. >> one phone instead of two. but in hindsight hillary clinton tells reporters she'd separate her personal and work e-mail. >> i thought using one device would be simpler and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: she admits deleting tens of thousands of private e-mails from her server but insists that server is secure. >> it was on property guarded by the secret service, there were no security breaches. >> reporter: the top democrat who urged her to come out publicly is satisfied. >> the important thing is she stepped forward and talked to people. i think people will be reassured listening to it. >> reporter: the state department said again clinton did nothing illegal. >> recommendations. they're not regulations. so it's not the law. >> reporter: republican critics
are not satisfied that clinton decided what's personal and what's not. they want an independent investigation. they want the server examined. the benghazi committee chair says he'll call her to testify at least twice. eventually everyone will get a look at the e-mails the state department said because they're going through the 55,000 pages she turned over. then they plan to post them online. dara? >> and the controversy continues. tracie potts, thank you so much. later an exclusive interview with the republican lawmaker calling for an independent investigation into the e-mail controversy, rand paul. locked down and boarded up. yellow border tape at the sigma alpha epsilon house at the university of oak oakklahoma. hundreds of students pro posted the video across campus. >> not on our campus!
>> also late last night the fraternity leadership supported a expulsion of two mem bergs. parker rice was identified by his alma mater. in a statement he said he withdrew and was deeply sorry for joining into the sing. protesters reacted last night. >> parker rice just got caught doing what a lot of other people every day. i hope he genuinely is apologetic and not just because he got caught. >> a family of another member levee petitte, they said he was a god boy but made a horrible mistake. new disturbinging vine video, the house mother repeatedly singing a racial slur. she said in a statement that she has friends of all races and does not tolerate any form of discrimination adding that she was only singing along to a rap
song. this morning new video of the air disaster in argentina. the two helicopters are seen flying side by side then this the moment of impact. one chopper suddenly served it clipped the other sending both crashing to the ground. in this video people can be seen running toward the wreckage. all ten people on board died including two french olympians. the passengers were taking part in a reality show. as for the helicopters, officials say both were in good condition and both pilots were qualified and experienced. now to iraq and the fight for tikrit. iraqi soldiers took the town without the help of the u.s. coalition. officials believe it's the final push to take tea crete. the town has spent months in the grip of isis. the mission to get it back began
last week. when you're a high profile figure in a dangerous world, threats to your life come with the territory. we know pope francis has been threatened before by isis in particular. now he's talking about it. he told a publication in buenos aries he knows he might be assassinated and he accepts that saying if fanatics want to kill him that's god's will. he says it doesn't hurt because i'm a real wimp when it comes to physical pain. it was the 2013's biggest hit song. now an l.a. jury says "blurred lines" has infringing on copyright, a marvin gaye hit in 1977 called "got to give it up." now gaye's family will be awarded $7.3 million. marvin gaye's daughter spoke after the verdict. >> i'm really just happy. i'm so filled with emotion right now it's hard to get the words
out. but this was a miracle. >> it should be noted "blurred lines" earned more than $16 million in profit. on a day when we're talking about 60 degrees in new york city a reminder of the lingering effects of winter. ice chunks some as big as small cars are washing ashore on the beach in cape cod. fishermen say the nearby harbor has been frozen for the past six weeks. with that now we have to find out what's happening on the other side of the country. here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. a weak storm for the west nothing like that. no beautiful sights of icebergs on the beach. we're watching a storm system heading towards and parallel to the british columbia coastline. a weather pattern like that slowly drives the cold front to the west. it will take a while for the front to go through. with it we'll see a couple bands of showers and storms with it. the storm itself is going to be located all the way -- you can
see the little curl right here that's kind of where the storm is right now. as far as the cold front goes it will be pushed slowly onshore by pretty strong west early wind. it's not going to last that long as a front moves onshore. that will be about it. let's watching the timing. as far as the east goes no problems there at all. there were foggy problems earlier today. as far as the west goes the airports, not saying there's going to be too much of an issue. in the northwest and seattle, maybe showery activity. we should be okay in the seattle tacoma airport. we will clear out of the clouds in san francisco for a beautiful 65 latere will see chances of wet weather. dry san francisco southward. eureka and kansas city a slight chance of showers.
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this morning on "today," goodbye double chin. a new drug that promises to fight the face flab but is it too good to be true? now to sports with my friend betty nguyen. good morning. >> good morning. let's start with the nfl free agent frenzy. the seahawks trade for tight end jimmy graham and a fourth round pick in exchange for max unger and a first round pick. quarterback swap the eagles trade nick foles and a second rounder in 2016 to the rams in exchange for sam bradford and a fifth round pick. check out the reaction from the "philadelphia daily news," to the bold move for chip kelly
sled eagle. now he has his super bowl ring darrelle revis is returning the the jets. they struck a five-year, $70 million deal with $39 million guaranteed. revis celebrated on twitter saying new york i'm coming home. switching gears to baseball. phillies starting pitcher cliff lee will try to pitch through an elbow injury. there's a tear in the flexor tendon the same that sidelined him last season. at 36 it could likely end his career. the women of princeton finish out their season undefeated at 30-0 after beating rival penn 55-42. miami heat's dwyane wade took michelle obama's gimmefive, showing his five killer
workouts. little league world series star continues to impress. the 13-year-old joined the harlem globetrotters showed off her skills nothing but net. a 95-year-old manhasset a new world record in the indoor 200 meter in his age group, of course. dr. charles eugster was 2.4 seconds faster than the previous record. he celebrated the victory afterwards with a long nap in his hotel room. a much deserved one at that. dara back to you. thanks so much, betty. just ahead a kiddie party goes bad. cameras roll as fists fly inside chuckie cheese. zoo lander crashes paris fashion week. you're watching "early today." advil stops pain right where it starts.
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"pirates of the caribbean, dead men tell no tales." this september, sarah bright man is blasting off to space, training in russia for a ten-day expedition. that will be interesting. new daddy ashton kutcher turned to facebook to demand diaper changing sagss in men's public rest rooms. his post racked up over 2,000 likes. >> there's a lot out there. i'm surprised he didn't find any. emma watson posted a pic of matthew lewis looking much more mature in his new show. neville, you've come a long way. i'm dara brown. this is "early today." we hope this is just your first stop of the day on nbc. introducing preferred rewards from bank of america the new banking rewards program that rewards
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leading the news on nbcnews.com. hundreds of security badges missing from atlanta's airport. more than 1400 i.d.s were lost or stolen over approximately two years. officials say the missing badges don't show a significant threat. in "the l.a. times," new forecasts boosts likelihood of mega quake in state in next 30 years. the u.s. geological survey says there's a 7% chance of an earthquake with a magnitude of eight or higher in the next three decades. from wptv news channel 5 in
florida. this dinosaur-like alligator was spotted on the green moving from one pond to another. to other stories we're following today. last night ferguson city council voted unanimously on what's being called a mutual separation agreement for city manager john shaw to resign effective immediately from the job he worked for the past eight years. shaw denied his office played any part in targeting african-american while serving as city manager. it's the latest fallout from a justice report that showed racially targeted practices by police and city officials. an illinois man is in custody after stealing $420,000 in poker chips. dustin campbell allegedly stoem the chips from a professional poker player's chip in los angeles. he cashed some chips and boarded a flight to chicago. he was arrested outside his home in illinois. retired mountain climber lewis es knows is a claims the
mummified bodies thar were found. three climbers died but only one body was recovered. the remains have yet to be identified. espinosa said based on where they were found, there's no doubt it has to be them. shocking footage of a beating at a chuck e. cheese in ohio. it all started when a woman complained to the manager about an out of service photo booth machine. after telling her to wait for it to be fixed, two men followed the manager in the kitchen and began beating him. employees called 911, but the group left before police arrived. six employees were injured including the teenager who called the police. authorities are working to enhance the footage to help identify the assailants. celebrating birthdays today actor terrence howard turns 46. singer songwriter lisa lobe is 47 and veteran news anchor sam donaldson is 81. keep it right here for more news weather and sports. i'm dara brown.
we're following breaking news. a u.s. military helicopter goes down during a training exercise in florida. the latest details on the search for survivors. and the fbi raids a san jose coffee shop accused of running an illegal gambling ring. plus the next big one is coming. the latest prediction from the usgs. >> not today. let's just get through this wednesday morning. it's march 11th. this is "today in the bay." >> from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> probably just doomed us. >> yes. well, hopefully not. it's wednesday morning, 4:30. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this morning.