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good morning. coming up on "early today," banging and screaming from beneath the cockpit forces pilots into an emergency landing of an alaskan air flight. from hillary clinton's low key road trip rollout to marco rubio's grand presidential rally. >> i live in an exceptional country where the son of a bar tender and a maid can have the same future as those who come from power and privilege. manslaughter charges for a volunteer deputy in the latest use of force against an unarmed man. then it is life without parole for jodi arias. a vintage corvette takes a turn for the worse, and it's chimp versus drone to the bitter end as "early today" starts right now. good morning everybody.
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it was a scarey situation on board an alaskan airlines flight heading to los angeles. minutes into the flight the pilot heard banging from within the aircraft. the pilot declared an emergency for a priority landing. turns out a ramp worker was stuck inside the front cargo hold area of the plane. according to alaska airlines the worker told authorities he had fallen asleep. when he woke up, the plane was in mid air. >> we've definitely launched an investigation to find out what happened, what procedures were not followed, and we will be following up with both the employee and aviation to make sure this doesn't ever happen again. after landing, the worker was taken to the hospital and has since been released. the front cargo hold of the plane is pressurized and temperature controlled. hillary clinton's road trip finds her rolling into iowa today. she's made it halfway across the country in her so-called scooby doo van. she made headlines after taking a quick is stop at a chipotle in
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ohio. apparently no one noticed her. today's front page of the "new york daily news" reads "who the hil are you?" last night marco rubio officially announced his bid for the white house. he did so by taking a swipe at clinton. >> just yesterday a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. yesterday is over. nbc's edward lawrence is live in washington this morning. edward, it looks like the race for the white house is now heating up. hillary clinton is in iowa. she started a grass roots campaign and campaigning on the
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road in a van. the scooby van, as hillary clinton named it pulling into a restaurant in ohio. a few aids and two secret service members went inside for food. no one seemed to recognize the democratic front-runner. >> i'm hitting the road to win your vote. >> it was her hirs to talk to students at kirkwood. meanwhile the republican candidate for president grew to three. florida senator marco rubio announced he wants the nomination. >> the time has come for our generation to lead the way for a new american century. >> reporter: the youngest person to announce is a first generation american a son of
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cuban parents. >> i live in an exceptional country where is son of a bar maker and a maid can have the same future as those from power and privilege. >> he is the youngest candidate at just 43 years old. he has his first campaign event coming up friday in new hampshire. >> thanks. appreciate that update. a 2007 mass shooting have been sentenced. he got life in prison. paul out of liberty got 30 years each plus one day. the shooting in bagdad left 14 people dead and wounded 17 others. blackwater claimed its convoy came under attack. witnesses say the guards fired first and were never provoked. an fbi investigation found 14 of the deaths were unjustified. the case was initially dismissed in 2009 after they found the justice department withheld key evidence. lawyers for the men plan to appeal. this morning a law enforcement deputy will be
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charged with second degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man. body cam video of the shooting shows the on-foot chase. eric harris was wanted following an undercover sting operation. law enforcement tackled him. one deputy shouted taser, taser. but the following sound was not a taser. [ shots ] >> i shot him. i'm sorry. >> a single gunshot followed by an apology. the man who pulled the trigger, 73-year-old bob bates, an insurance broker who volunteers as a reserve deputiy. the sheriff's department has called the shooting an accident. they say he had 400 hours of training since 2007. the victim's brother questions whether bates should have even been there at all. >> if he had as much training as he supposedly had, he would definitely know a .357 from a taser. >> on the heels of recent police shootings georgia congressman
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hank johnson took to the house floor yesterday with some pretty strong language. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it feels like open season on black men in america, and i'm outraged. in fact, all americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads. >> the congressman then called for reforms before reading off the list of names of several people killed by police including michael brown and tamir rice. an ex-nfl star is accused of murdering his prison cellmate. california prison officials say lawrence phillips is a suspect in the death of damion soward, he was found unresponsive in his cell on saturdays. he later died in the hospital. phillips is currently serving a 30-year sentence on charges of auto theft, false imprisonment and spousal abuse among others. in 1996 the running back was drafted by the rams. he was cut after two seasons for problems on and off the field. he later played for the dolphins and 49ers.
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a tragic accident in washington state. a young couple and their 8-month-old son were killed yesterday morning when a concrete barrier fell from a bridge onto their pickup truck. crews were doing construction when the accident happened. witness dawn nelson describes what happened. >> we were just heading down the street. i passed the car coming this way. and then it just snapped, i could hear three snaps and down it went on top of the truck. >> due to all the damage investigators could not access the truck until last night, some nine hours later. while many complain that using drones is an intrusion of privacy, add to that list this chimpanzee at a dutch zoo. the irritated chimp hit the drone with a stick, it fell to the ground where some of his friends seemed intrigued by the mechanical intruder. they soon lost interest in it. a dutch tv show was using the drone to capture the animals in their natural habitat.
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nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with a look at the weather >> looks like the start of "planet to the apes," taking over the world. good morning, everyone. we are watching changes in the west. a cold front came through yesterday, heading through the rockies. 77 that's beautiful. we sweep the cold front across. temperature drops 20 degrees tomorrow. the high will be 56. as we get to thursday the high will only be 48. yes, there will be some snow throughout the inner mountain west. as far as the spring snow goes the blue here it comes into the northern rack kis, wyoming and northern colorado for wednesday. in some high elevation, we could see accumulating snow. a few ski resorts o open. the mountainous ranges here in wasatch and south side of denver
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will see the higher totals. definitely spring. april snow in the rockies is common. today's forecast, we cleared out in seattle. san francisco and l.a. no problems. getting warmer in arizona. 92 in phoenix. down a bit. sacramento highs in the 50s. enjoy that. looks like cooler in the west but we'll warm up soon enough. >> hopefully before it gets too hod. d-day for a murder suspect and a bizarre scene in a bar. one man tar ched with gasoline. when classic cars take a wrong turn. you are watching "early today." our great country... dreams are born.
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a mysterious man in the car with walter scott before he was fatally shot is speaking out. that man is pierre fulton. he was with scott when he was pulled over. he said, quote, walter was a dear friend. i'll never know why he ran, but i know he didn't deserve to die. meanwhile, there are calls for new charges not against michael slager but other cops on the scene who claim they gave first aid to scott, including cpr. part of the cell phone video show officers helping scott but no chest compressions are seen. >> the defendant shall be incarcerated in the department of corrections for the rest of her natural life with no possibility of parole. >> jodi arias is sentenced. it came after a jury deadlocked twice on the death penalty. in 2008 she was accused of killing travis alexander, her ex-boyfriend. prosecutors say she was upset over the breakup. arias had this to say after the sentencing. >> it's my firm belief that
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death would bring me untold peace and freedom. for years that's exactly what i wanted. near miami police are looking for a man who allegedly set a bouncer on fire. that man was trying to earn money to pay his tab when he was asked to leave. the man came back. officers say he threw a cup of gas on the bouncer, the bouncer chased him out. that's when the man used a lighter to set him on fire. the guy got away. the bouncer remains hospitalized with severe burns. near san diego a very expensive car crash. take a look at this. >> oh! >> incredible there. the driver of a classic corvette lost control and drove right into a wall. it happened outside of an auto show. luckily the driver was not hurt. norovirus outbreaks have been reported on two san diego cruise ships. 99 passengers and one crew member suffered from gastrointestinal sickness on the
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"celebrity infinity" cruise ship. the boat had to be cleaned and disinfected after it docked in san diego at the end of its two-week trip. federal health officials are investigating. another ship, "the legend of the seas," is also dealing with an outbreak, 114 passengers have been reportedly vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. that ship is due to dock in san diego later today. >> announcer: "early today" is brought to you by vagisil, the experts in intimate health. time to get down to business. good morning, landon. >> good morning, to you. report says spendsing on precipitation drugs rose 13% to $374 billion. it's the biggest increase since 2001. they say demand for cancer higher prices for brand-new medicines and generic drugs contribute to the rise z. it does expect a similar jump
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this morning on "today," nik wallenda is at it again. this time the daredevil takes on orlando's newest 400-foot attraction. an exclusive look at the site of his death defying stunt later on "today." right now to sports action, ohio state coach urban meyer keeps on winning. aside from beating the ducks for the national championship in january, he just received a six-year, $6.5 million contract. extension. that makes him the second highest paid coach in college football. a memorial service for lauren hill in cincinnati. the mount st. joseph college
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basketball player died of a brain tumor friday at the age of just 19. thousands attended the memorial to pay their respects. dick vitale took to twitter to say he's proud to announce, they'll give a $250,000 lauren hill pediatric grant at his gala on may 15th. nothing good comes from premature celebration. tanguy pepiot had a sizable lead until, as you saw, he celebrated a little too early causing him to get second. did you see the look on his face? that was priceless. don't celebrate too early. that's the lesson there. the boston red sox had tom brady come out and throw the ceremonial first pitch at fenway park. brady was joined by bill belichick and all four super bowl trophies. he threw for over 4300 yards and 33 touchdowns last season. did boston pick the perfect guy for the pitch? [ cheers and applause ]
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>> maybe not. still getting some love from big papi. at least it wasn't as bad at 50 cent's pitch. no better way to start the homeowner for the reigning world series champion giants. than with a celebration. world series mvp madison bumbarner delivered the banner on a horse for his north carolina ranchers. his teammates hoisted a flag to none other than the song "we are the champions." indeed they are. back to you. >> thanks. entertainment is straight ahead. plus the move that has the u.s. watching russia. vladimir putin just did that involves iran.
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late night legend, david letterman announced guests for his final shows before retirement. viewers can expect appearances by bill murray, julia roberts, jerry seinfeld, oprah winfield, tom hanks and tina fey. "ironman" robert downey junior caved and joined instragram. his first post, a back stage hangout pic with him and his "avengers" co-stars. roald dahl fans, get ready for a big screen bfg. stephen spielberg has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation for a childhood favorite, "big friendly giant." sill sylvester stallone instagrammed a picture of
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"creed" star. tori spelling took a tumble and burned her arm on a grill. after being treated at a hospital, the star was says she is okay. and "dancing with the stars" does disney with performers busting out their magic kingdom inspired moves. ♪ ♪ >> that's an a-list of people that are going to be there for david letterman's final shows. >> the best he's ever done. >> this is "early today." we hope it's just your first stop of the day on nbc. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most my life. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara®. it helps keep my skin clearer.
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leading the news in "the guardian" one year after boko haram kidnapping, the girls are not forgotten. one year ago today militants abducted more than 200 school girls from a town in nigeria. their whereabouts remain a mystery. the kidnapping sparks global out rage and a campaign #bringbackourgirls. the boka haram leaders say the girls have been married off, raising concerns of human trafficking and sex slavery. in ohio's "medina gazette," police say middle school students took $25,000 and passed out thousands to classmates. police say the 13-year-old swiped the cash from his 83-year-old grandfather. so far only $7,000 has been recovered. >> that is a lot of money. that is a lot of money. other stories we're
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following. francis pusok told nbc los angeles he thought he was, quote, being beaten to death. the deputies were familiar with his criminal history. including a conviction for attempted robbery. it's led to an fbi civil rights investigation. ten deputies have been placed on leave pending an internal investigation. pusok plans to sue. russian president vladimir putin has lifted a ban on selling missiles to iran. the white house has indicated the move could affect plans to ultimately lift sanctions on iran under the proposed nuclear deal. from the tennessean, governor haslam say it is bible as the official tennessee book is not respectful. today the tennessee legislator will vote on whether to make the bible the official state book. perhaps it was an unwise prop. a man was arrested in washington state after robbing a subway restaurant. he was caught following a short chase and they found a white canvas bag with him that had a dollar sign printed on it.
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super scientist stephen hawking shows off a new talent. singing. ♪ just remember that you're standing -- ♪ >> he covered monte python's galaxy song for this year. the video is a clip of old monte python. the best part features a flying hawking through space. there you go. got to give him points for creativity. >> a bit of cinematography going on there. >> he's not the sharpest guy there. >> no. >> now, a look ahead. president obama is set to meet with iraq's prime minister at the white house. the iraqi leader is hoping to get more military help to defeat isis militants. we also want to say happy birthday to "buffy" actress sarah michelle geller who is 38, baseball hall of fame wanna be pete rose is 74. country music legend loretta lynn in 83. thanks for watching "early today." have a terrific tuesday morning.
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amplts bay air police officer on the other side of the law. why this officer is appearing in court this morning. and after a series of controversial police shootings nationwide, san jose again considers equipping its officers with body cameras. plus cutting back on water use. the latest water district that's now talking about raising rates and fining water wasters. let's look outside on this tuesday morning. it's april 14th. this is "today in the bay." >> good morning on a nice tuesday for you. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check that

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