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you have made tout friday. coming up on "early today," stuck inside a plane's cargo hold. the 911 call for help. >> 911. >> hello. i'm trapped in this plane. i called my job but i'm in this plane. >> you're where? >> and the emergency call got even more bizarre. a new studat shows a connection between snoring and sleep apnea to memory loss. the release of the new "star wars" trailer sent disney stocks up about $2 billion. plus, you think your winter was tough? check out these towering snow walls. a subway misstep and a hero is born. one of the most dizzying spectacles ever successfully performed. "early today" starts right now.
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good morning, i'm richard lui. let's talk about isis in ohio. there have been a handful of cases lately about americans allegedly trying to head to syria to join isis. the 23-year-old somali born man from columbus, ohio, has been charged with supporting terrorism. prosecutors say he spent two months in syria getting trained in weapons, explosives and hand-to-hand combat. according to court documents he came back to ohio and told others he wanted to target the military, police or anyone in uniform. he also allegedly wanted to, quote, kill three or four american soldiers execution style. experts say his arrest is the first since isis began recruiting. >> this is the first case of an american traveling overseas to syria training with terrorist groups there and then returning home to be arrested and indicted. >> the man is expected to appear in court for arraignment later this morning. the call for help whachlt the baggage handler trapped in
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an alaska airlines plane said in his 911 plea. >> 911. >> hello. i'm stuck in this plane, and i called my job but i'm in this plane. >> you're where? >> i'm inside the plane, and i feel like it's moving in the air. >> passengers could hear banging from below. the man trapped after waking from a nap. the 911 dispatcher was in disbelief. >> where are you in the plane? >> i'm inside the plane. alaska airlines plane flight 448. >> are you by yourself or are you with somebody? >> by myself. please. >> the seattle to los angeles flight was in the air for 14 minutes. the call lasted 48 seconds. the pilot made an emergency landing, and the baggage handler walked off the plane. by the way he worked for a third party baggage company but has since been banned from working at alaska airlines. a different flight now. a woman does something bizarre
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and gets kicked off. this happened on a southwest airlines flight to boston from midway airport. the woman was trying to silence a snoring seatmate. she allegedly grabbed a pen and started poking him in the arm. the man's friend tweeted the photo. you the see ink on the sleeve. the man wasn't hurt but the woman was taken off the flight. no word on any charges. the mailman who flew his gyrocopter under radar coverage has been charged with two criminal offenses. they include operating an unregistered aircraft, which is a felony, and violating restricted airspace. douglas hughes has been placed on home detention in florida. he is not allowed to operate any aircraft and is barred from the u.s. capitol and the white house. his next hearing is set for may 8th. after five heated months things could finally bush administration here. republicans have been stalling president obama's nomination for attorney general loretta lynch. senate minority leader harry reid told msnbc's rachel maddow
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he might use hardball tactics by breaking protocol. >> we put up with this far too long. we're going to need to have a vote on her very soon created by mitch mcconnell or i'll create one. i can still do that. i know parliamentary procedure around here. we're going to put up with this for a little while longer but not much. jeb bush wants a vote out of deference to the executive. a lighter moment to break all this tension. at a committee hearing senator pat roberts forgot to silence his phone. >> we're going to be very aggressive on that issue as well as on the geographic preferences -- >> oh, come on. ♪ ♪ >> just let it go. >> roberts was not the only one off his rocker. cameras caught north carolina governor pat mccrory falling off his chair. to his credit the chair had wheels.
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he smiled popped up and said "ta-da." the brand-new trailer for "star wars." the action intrigued darth vader masks. the big reveal two familiar faces at the end. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> chewie, we're home. >> love it. so excited to see the cast a
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japanese airline. they painted a 787 to look like r2d2. the first part of the airlines five-year "star wars" project. expect more. it launches december 18th. the ones you see here are short compared to others that reach other 67 feet. nevertheless, they are 13 feet higher this year. no tourists are allowed during the big melt. speaking of the weather, a severe weather outbreak spawned more than a dozen tornadoes in the nation's midsection on thursday with at least eight of them in texas. this was captured by storm chasers near briscoe. the threat is not over yet. meteorologist domenica davis is in this morning in for bill karins. weather from the south to the gulf that goes to the plains. we are talking snow. it's ahead of the system where
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we have this cold front and low pressure system that continues to spin. behind it though we are looking at more snow in the rockies. we are talking decent snow at that. for the next 48 hours, we could see three to six inches of snow. an additional six to nine inches along with the rain that will be coming down. that is where the active weather is going to be for 48 hours. for the rest of the west coast, it is looking good and mild up and down the coast. 67 in seattle. it's dry down to phoenix. they should make it to a high of 83. temperatures not nearly as warm there. as we go into saturday temperatures start to heat up in the desert southwest. up to 90 degrees. it stays dry. showers in denver then the storms will continue through the southern plains. that's a look at desert
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southwest today, saturday and sunday as well. that's a look at your friday forecast. >> it's a warm one, i like it. appreciate it, thank you so much. just ahead, new risks of snoring and sleep apnea. plus an espn reporter gets suspended after a mean rant. and a display below the streets of philadelphia.
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you know i think about money kind of a lot. money is freedom. money's always on my mind. car insurance. credit cards. preschool. mortgage. debt. it's tough. it's not easy. i'm not a good budgeter. unfortunately, i'm a spender. i would love to learn more about finances. savings. investments. retirement. man: the more educated i am, the better decisions i can make in the future. new problems for a potential number one nfl draft pick. former florida state university football quarterback jameis winston was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in december of 2012. a prosecutor decided against bringing charges in the case. he was cleared by the university following a two-day student
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conduct hearing. now, that woman, erica kinsman is suing winston. her lawsuit alleges sexual battery and false imprisonment. winston claims they had consensual sex. winston led the seminoles to a national title in 2013 and also won the heisman trophy. espn has suspended reporter britt mchenry for one week after a very shocking video. it show her berating a female towing company employee. take a listen. >> do you feel good about your job? so i could be a college dropout and do the same thing. maybe if i was missing some teeth -- i'm on on television and you're in a trailer -- >> that's just part of it. mchenry apologized saying in an intense and stressful moment i let my emotions get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things, end quote. in philadelphia, a lucky subway save. a man on a platform. slipping and falling. not hesitating a guy in an eagles coat jumped down to help. other passengers rushed in. within seconds both men were pulled to safety. wow.
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doctors are warning parents about a trend. a growing number of teens are consuming hand sanitizer to get drunk and ending up in the hospital. some contain 70%eth l alcohol, which is 160 proof. it can be deadly to consume. we have big news if you snore, there is new evidence showing snoring and sleep apnea may have a link to memory loss. nbc's stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: snoring can be maddening, often more for the people who have to listen to it than for the people who actually do it. new research suggests heavy snoring and the more serious condition sleep apnea could also have significant health consequences. both reduce oxygen levels to the brain and disrupt sleep. the study published in the "journal of neurology" reviewed medical histories of more than 2,000 people between the ages of 55 and 90. heavy snorers and those with sleep apnea were diagnosed with
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mild cognitive impairment, a possible precursor to alzheimer's about ten years before those who slept well. >> i don't think sleep apnea causes alzheimer's, but it might accelerate the process. >> it could be a contributing factor then? >> that is correct. >> reporter: as many as 40% of all adults snore, men more than women. those numbers only get higher as we get older. there is treatment including this breathing machine. >> that flowing air pressure acts as a stent and opens up your airway and prevents the apnea from occurring. >> is that uncomfortable? is it difficult to sleep with? >> it depends. some people find it difficult to get used to at first. >> reporter: patients who used one in the study delayed mental decline by a decade. researchers say the message to snorers is get help, for both the person who sleeps next to you and your brain. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. get down to business with landon. good morning to you.
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espn says fans must buy a ticket to the boxing championship. it's the manny pacquiao and floyd mayweather fight. proceeds go to charity. british snowboarder billy morgan landed the first ever 1800 quadruple cork. >> oh! >> oh is right.
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take a look at this dense fog in indianapolis. this is the airport where they are reporting less than a quarter mile of visibility. that's due to all the warm air that's coming in to play that we are going to see for this weekend. here is a look at today's forecast. severe storms to the south fro the gulf to the rockies where we'll get mountain snow. we could see three to six inches of that. the west coast is going to stay dry and mild. the temperatures are going to heat up for the weekend. desert southwest makes it up to 90 in phoenix by saturday. sunday, it stays dry. temperatures will stay warm with that rain shifting further off to the east. that's a look at your friday forecast. richard, have a wonderful weekend. >> you, too. dominica, that fog looked like san francisco. dangerous. >> flight delays for sure this morning. >> no doubt. love it or hate it kanye west
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makes "time" magazines 10 most influential people list. it's billionaire tesla ceo elon musk singing his praises. he writes, kanye encourages people to engage question and push boundaries. "real housewives of beverly hills" star kim richards was arrested outside a hollywood hotel. she kicked an officer during her arrest, charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer. country music's lady antebellum escaped flames and burning rubber after a blown tire set their tour bus ablaze. singer hillary scott posted a picture on instagram saying everyone made it off the bus safe and sound. gwyneth paltrow has given up on surviving on $29 a week. that's the amount a family on food stamps would receive. she caved after just four days by eating chicken. she gave herself a c minus for her effort. glad she tried it. john legend kicked off his free america, hoping to reduce incarceration rates by changing
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penalties for petty crimes. look at this flook at first look at jared letto as the joker in the upcoming movie, "suicide squad." he looks kind of creepy. and this tina turner on last night's lip sink battle. ♪ rolling, rolling, rolling on the river ♪ >> he doesn't have the moves. dunlt have it. >> he has legs. >> has legs? you are going to compare tina turner? i'm richard lui. we hope it's your first stop of the day on nbc. oh, i love game night. ooh, it's a house and a car! so far, you're horrible at this, flo. yeah, no talent for drawing, flo. house! car! oh, raise the roof! no one? remember when we used to raise the roof, diane? oh, quiet, richard i'm trying to
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leading the news in "the l.a. times," l.a. spends $100 million a year on homelessness, a city report finds. that includes money spent on arrests, skid row patrols and mental health interventions. l.a.'s mayor wants to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016 and is looking for changes on how the city addresses the issue. in "time" magazine, meet the man who claims he just founded a new country in europe. czech politician vit jedlicka has claimed a three square mile area of unclaimed land wedged between serbia and croatia where taxes are optional and a military is non-existent. he says the effort began as a political stunt. what should we call this city or country?
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he's already received about 20,000 applications for citizenship of this country he started. police are on the hunt for suspect, derrick brown, he allegedly stole an suv with a toddler still in the back seat. that's a look at the suv. luckily the vehicle and the child were found when a woman called the police about an abandoned suv. down in florida, sharks are getting too close for comfort. bull sharks are swimming up to the seawall in bonita springs. residents claim fishermen were throwing bait into the water. they hope the city will designate it as a swimming only area. e-cigs are more popular than ever among teenagers. 13% have tried e-cigarettes while the number of regular smokers dropped from 16% to 9%. there might be a biological reason why dogs are man's best friend. japanese researchers found when people and dogs interact, they release oxytocin dubbed the love hormone, also known to bond parents to their kids.
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no wonder. two lep pards debuted their spots. the brother and sister are over a month old and yet to be named. they are known for their spot that is resemble clouds. when they are small like that it's oxy toe sinville. a plane is dropping off 4,000 pounds of food and equipment for an italian flu member. happy birthday to posh spice. jennifer garner is 43. keep it here for more news weather and sports. thanks for watching early today. have a great weekend.
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pop play bay area shopping center. what police say this man did in a starbucks bathroom. >>motional as advertised. what bryan stow had to say, and we get new details with the governor's plan to deal with the drought later today. a look outside this morning at the bay bridge. it's friday april 17th. you are watching "today in the bay." >> from nbc bay area this is "today in the bay." >> a good friday morning. it is 4:30. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's first check that

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