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it's monday, may 4th. coming up on "early today," a shooting in cartoon, texas. two are dead and a bomb squad is called in. the breaking details ahead. the baltimore curfew ahead. will the peace continue? is today the day will and kate name their baby girl? plus, new contenders enter the presidential race. splitsville for lindsey von and skpnchts it's star wars day. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everybody. we want to start with breaking news. eruption of gunfire, then a shootout near dallas.
here is what we know right now. after a showcase of cartoons right after a showcase depicting it as a free speech event by a sponsor, two men drove near the building and opened fire. at this hour that security officer is out of the hospital. he's bruce joiner who works for the school district where the event was held. . >> reporter: this area is still locked down after the intense investigation and police killing two suspects that opened fire on a security guard. lis say the two men showed up just as the event was supposed to end. jumped out of the car and opened fire and shooting unarmed school security guard in the ankle.
>> the only thing that we know right now that they got up and opened fire on the security officer. >> the officer and s.w.a.t. team members has been at a free speech event early in the morning. it had $10,000 for the best cartoon including mohammed. >> they locked down the 200 people at the store. restaurants and businesses were evacuated. >> the cop was frantic. if you do not get out now, you're getting locked in here. >> investigators with help from the federal agents work to see who the men where and what the
motive was. >> fbi teams continue to go through the area and see what happened and who the two men were, and why they decided to open fire at this center. that's latest. i am jay gray. e mesa back to you. there were people that took advantage of the peaceful dem stray stores. and >> and this poll from nbc news and wall street journal. 96% of americans expect more this summer similar to violence in baltimore. edward is live for us this morning. is there a sense that peace could hold in baltimore?
>> that's the hope. there hasn't been significant violence in a week. after five nights, the mayor believes the curfew is no longer needed. outside police agencies have also scaled back. ♪ >> the healing process took a giant step forward in baltimore. >> for justice. for justice. >> reporter: the mayor lifted the curfew. maryland's governor said the national guard will leave in the next few days. >> it's going to take a while. >> we want to heal our city. we know we have challenges in baltimore and there's work to be done. >> reporter: that starts with the police and six officers face very serious charges in gray's
death. cummings say that the wheels are turning for grark but systemic issues must be addressed. >> you cannot address our economy without addressing the disparity among the races. you just can't. we want to look at that. >> reporter: he wants to bring a bipartisan delegation in congress to make a change. about 500 people were arrested during this unrest. most of them released because of system overload and they could not be charged within the required 48 hours. reporting live in washington, in nepal, a miracle in the rubble. a 101-year-old man rescued sunday, trapped under his home eight days supposedly surviving on flour and water. planes over 196 tons banned from landing.
the heavy planes causing damage to the airport's runway. on facebook, the donate now button is working. facebook has given $2 million toward relief. nypd officer is in critical condition after being shot in the line of duty saturday night. hours later, a chicago area police came under fire. nbc has more on the dangers for those sworn to protect and serve. >> reporter: a new york city police officer fighting for his life after being shot in the head in his patrol car this weekend, attempting to stop a suspect for questioning. >> it's a painful day for all new yorkers and all members of the nypd. >> reporter: this, less than six months after two nypd officers were shot and killed sitting in their patrol car. statistics remind us, policing is a dangerous job. as many as 70 officers were
ambushed and killed each year for the last 20 years. >> you don't get paid for what you do, you get paid for what you may have to do one day. there is an every day of law enforcement person's career, the opportunity for great tragedy to occur in front of them or to them. >> reporter: in chicago, an off duty officer getting out of his car was shot by two men in an attempted robbery. in tennessee, what began as a routine traffic stop led to an officer getting dragged by a vehicle. the ten year veteran he stayed calm enough to tell the assisting officer. nationwide, police putting their lives on the line every day in the line of duty. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. if there's one thing that needs spring cleaning, it is lake erie beaches. the rough winters left debris five to ten feet high. whatever was under the lake ice
is brought to shore. the clean up crews have their work cut out for them. >> can not imagine that smells good. sitting there at winter long. over to the weekend you saw the wave scratches and it kwonts from long beach tall way down to san diego side and locally rip currents are still possible and maybe minor bloodflooding. it's major problems with that. now, as far as the rain goes today and severe storms it's a little bit in michigan. we're going get a few storms and i don't expect it to be any outbreaks. we will see the large hail possible and unsetted in the
region also. tornado threat is low and forecast for today very warm and all the way to the east coast and coolest type weather is all the way through the rockies. along the west coast is cool toochlt onlycooler and today temperatures a little bit cooler for much of the west as we go the weekend. i think that's the highlight for the west coast. we're not going see a lot of rain but by the end of the west a chance for light rain. what drove a wedge between tiger and lindsey? details next. come on out, flo!
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the gop field for president is expected to double in size this week, starting with this announcement from last night. >> i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> you heard it right there. that was dr. ben carson. he's expected to formally start his campaign. same for hewlett-packard ceo. mike huckabee will throw his had into the ring as well. bernie sanders on the democratic side. he is ready to take on the billionaire class. >> we need a political revolution in this country, involving millions of people prepared to stand-up and say enough is enough. i want to help lead that. tiger woods and lindsey vonn split.
the two mutually decided to end things. she blamed their hectic scheduled for keeping them apart. no name for britain's royal princess. she was born saturday weighing eight pounds three ounces. the favorite names are charlotte and alice. in celebration of the birth, bells will chime at westminster alley and gun salutes at the tower of london and hyde park. well, a new study shows that moms who breast-feed may have a lower chance of developing breast cancer. in fact, of the 1600 women studied with breast cancer. there was a 30% lower risk of recuring cancer among those who breast-feed. time to get down to
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leading the news in the international business times, mediterranean migrants, italian coast guard rescued 5800 migrants. ten found dead. they expect the death toll rise as smugglers take advantage of the calmer waters. north las vegas police say a student pilot stole a plane and took it on flight. there are no details on where 27-year-old evan grant went. he was eventually talked into safely landing the plane. he was charged with grand larceny auto. >> some other stories that we're following. smith college is accepting transgender students.
the policy goes into effect this coming fall. they will admit people born as male and now identify as female. they will not accept those born female now identified as male. later this month two pilots are attempts to do what's never been done before. this this five-day flight is the seventh leg in the effort to be the first ever to circumnavigate by solar energy. poland was the medieval fighting world championship. i didn't know it still existed. they battle each other at a medieval fortress. >> look at the crowd. a lot of people out there. on your mark, get set, bark? yeah, in winter park, florida,
the kentucky derby got a run for its money. this chihuahua race is hosted by a local tex-mex restaurant. it is now in the third year and free to spectators. all the canine registration fees go to the winter park lost pet organization. that's too cute. the office of chris christy is due in court. the staff and former court authority bill are set to be arraigned on nine federal charges. david pled guilty last week as part of a plea deal. they had a plan to get traffic jam with lane closures at the bridge. former nsync
it is may 4th. this is "today in the bay." >> from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> good monday morning. it is 4:30. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's first check that forecast. good monday morning, christina. >> good morning to you, laura, sam. everybody at home as the new week gips we have a pretty interesting forecast to tell you about. we're starting