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with us. back in a half hour for a local news update. >> we'll see you again for the news at 11:00 as well. have a great day. good morning. breaking news. a powerful explosion rocks the subway system in st. petersburg, russia, on the same day vladimir putin is in town. at least ten people dead, dozens more injured. investigators considering all possible causes including terrorism. we're live with the latest from the scene. outbreak under way. >> the wind picking up. >> severe storms carry through the death spawning deadly tornadoes, hail, and flooding rain. 20 million people under threat today from alabama to the carolinas. not so fast. democrats vowing to block president trump's pick for the
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supreme court neil gorsuch. the first vote set for today. will republicans be forced to use the so-called nuclear option as the president's son-in-law and senior adviser makes the surprise trip to iraq overnight. what's his mission? and historic south carolina defeats mississippi state as the gamecocks first ever women's basketball title as north carolina and gonzaga are set to battle it out for the men's title today april 3rd, 2017. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on monday morning. 7:00 out on the west coast. we'll have more on march madness, even though we're in april in just a second. we're going to start on monday morning with breaking news coming out of russia, deadly explosion on a subway in st. petersburg.
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security now being tightened all across that country as the investigation gets under way. nbc's kelly cobiella is with us. kelly, what can you tell us? >> matt, good morning. this happened in the heart of st. petersburg deep under ground. the russian government saying the blast ripped through the subway at 2:40 in the afternoon local time on a metro train, actually inside a carriage as it traveled between two stations. >> the aftermath of the powerful explosion in the st. petersburg metro posted on social media. the blast blew the door off a metro train. commuters dazed and bloodied on the platform. ambulances rushing to help the injured. russia's state run news agency said at least 10 were killed, dozens injured, the metro evacuated. this morning unconfirmed reports
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of a second maybe third blast, russian media reporting the explosives were filled with shrapnel. vladimir putin in st. petersburg today. he said we're considering all causes including terrorism. and the story still developing this morning. russian anti-terrorist committee put out a statement confirming there was one explosion, no mention of further explosions. the metro closed while they increase security. they were on alert for possible terror attacks. last fall they said they stopped isis attacks in moscow and st. petersburg. again, matt and savannah, the cause of this morning's blast still not determined. >> kelly, thank you. we're sure to learn more about this today. >> here at home another day of severe weather on tap after damaging storms ripped through the region. we'll get to al's report but first maya in alexandria, louisiana.
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good morning. >> good morning. here homes and businesses damaged, including this one, ripped off the roof and walls. the storm has also killed two people. overnight heavy storms battering parts of the gulf coast. lightning streaking across the sky. >> large tornado. >> in lena, louisiana, tornado moving quickly across the highway with reports of multiple tornadoes hitting the state sunday. just 20 miles away at this strip mall in alexandria, shoppers looked on at the funnel cloud with fear, rapidly forming into a twister blowing out windows. >> the windows are bused out of the car. >> powerful wind and lashing rain also leaving a trail of destruction bringing down trees and power lines. collapsing part of a gas station, ripping the roof off of this home. earlier, another tornado brought
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tragedy to one family in louisiana. after 100-mile-an-hour winds flipped this mobile home killing a woman and her 3-year-old daughter. the husband and father inconsolable. >> i lost everything. everything. i lost my family. >> reporter: in other parts of the state, lightning caused this oil tanker to go up in flames. the weekend's severe weather just the latest in a day's long barrage across the region. with flash flooding, damaging winds, and hail all possible in the coming days. this morning the storms will push into mississippi, alabama and georgia, potentially putting 20 million people at risk for severe weather. matt. >> all right. maya rodriguez. thank you very much. let's go to al. what are we looking onat for today. >> right new tornado watches and severe thunderstorm watches stretching from alabama into the panhandle of florida and also into alabama. so we're going to be watching this very, very closely today.
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in fact, four today, we've got 21 million people now at risk. a tornado risk, the highest along the central and eastern gulf. tomorrow not quite so bad, 10 million people at risk of damaging winds. then on wednesday the atmosphere gets juiced up again, 43 million at risk mobile, tallahassee, augusta and atlanta. we're going to be watching strong storms fire up this morning right on into the afternoon. travel delays for the southeast into the mid-atlantic, we look for heavy rain moving into the northeast with snow in northern new england. we're talking about rainfall amounts into saturday anywhere from 3 to 5 inches. some areas, guys, could pick up to 7 inches of rain, flash flood watches will be up up and down the east coast and gulf coast. >> thank you. >> thank you. this is a critical and busy week for the white house. today the senate judiciary committee is expected to vote on president trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch as a key step toward a senate vote, setting up high-stakes showdown
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with democrats trying to block that nomination. >> another issue on capitol hill ongoing investigations into russian meddling in the investigation. u.n. ambassador nikki haley now says there's no question that moscow was involved and their actions will soon be addressed. breaking overnight, we learned jared cash nkushner, president's son-in-law is in iraq, unannounced visit as president's chief of staff. he'll play a keep role with china's president. nbc peter alexander at the white house this morning covering all of this. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. jared arrived in iraq, happened earlier this morning. his father-in-law, the president at the white house this week with a series of critical meetings including one with the chinese president to take place in florida friday. just a matter of moments from now he's going to welcome the president of egypt here at home the president is eyeing his first major victory, the confirmation of judge neil gorsuch. even as president trump tripped up by fallout from wiretapping
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tweet he's responding to the "financial times" telling them i don't regret anything because there is nothing you can do about it. you know if you issue hundreds of tweets and every once in a while you have a clinker, that's not so fire. wiretapping selfie insists without evidence is turning out to be true. this morning a stalemate over the supreme court despite the president's praise for federal judge neil gorsuch. >> judge gorsuch's nomination is about more than his incredible qualifications. it's about preserving our republic. >> standing in gorsuch's way a divided senate. >> what i can tell you is neil gorsuch will be confirmed this week. how that happens depends on our democratic friends. >> democrats threaten to plok with what would be the first filibuster demanding he got 60 votes. >> it's highly, highly unlikely he'll get 60. when a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the
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rules, you should change the nominee. >> for gorsuch to be confirmed he needs eight democrats on board. so far he only has three. if democrats force the issue, top republican mitch mcconnell is threatening to do something that's never happened before with the supreme court nominee, deploying the so-called nuclear option, changing senate rules to override democrats, confirming gorsuch with a simple majority, just 51 votes. a move that could have far reaching implications long after gorsuch is confirmed. this battle goes back more than a year. democrats still angry about republicans refusal to give president obama's pick, merrick garland a hearing. playing golf with one of the plan's fiercest critics, rand paul. >> i think the sides are getting closer and closer together. i remain very optimistic we will. >> the president venting frustration about russia investigation dismissing it as a
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total scam, writing find the leakers, all of i as ousted security adviser michael flynn's business comes under scrutiny. two sets of financial disclosures plans show he initially failed to list three russian linked companies that paid him for speaking enga engagemen engagements. tells nbc news the first filing was a draft of speaking fees that wasn't completed because flynn lost his job a few days after the submission. as for the president's son-in-law jared kushner in iraq traveling with joseph dunford, the trip confirmed by senior white house official, kushner and wife ivanka also an official but unpaid adviser report hundreds of millions in real estate holdings and investments. experts questioning ivanka keeping a multi-million dollar stake in her father's d.c. hotel. also morning a source familiar with ivanka's plans said all the
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business decisions made after meeting with independent ethics and white house lawyers to remove any potential conflicts. you can see honor guard in formation as they prepare for the egyptian president to arrive some time from now. back to you. turning now to a scene of desperation playing out in south america after a massive avalanche of mud buried a mountain town in colombia. the death toll climbing to more than 250 people overnight as rescue crews race to find any possible survivor. nbc's tammy leitner is there. tammy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. a wall of water came rushing down here carrying everything in its way including this giant bus. as you see behind me rescuers working around the clock frantically searching for the hundreds that are still missing. this morning a desperate search for missing as survivors of one of the worst natural disasters
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in colombia's recent history struggle to hold out hope. we've lost a little baby, this woman says, a little baby. we can't find him anywhere. >> this man brought to tears looking at a list of dozens of missing children. i will not rest, says this grandmother, who hasn't seen her family since the disaster first struck. it happened early saturday as the small city of mocoa slept. a sudden heavy rain storm causing three surrounding rivers to swell sending a massive surge of floodwater, mud and debris toward the town's 40,000 unsuspecting residents. the wall of water so powerful, entire neighborhoods washed away. homes and bridges destroyed. the nation's president has declared a state of emergency and colombia's military is now scrambling to help. many of the roads are still impassable so the colombian military is flying in supplies.
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they are bringing food, water, bedding. right now there's a rush to take care of survivors as well as search for those still missing. this week's catastrophic avalanche, a reminder colombia is prone to natural disasters. in 1985 nearly 25,000 people died when a volcano erupted triggering massive mudslides. this man says he has nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep, and is wearing borrowed clothes. the level of devastation clearly written on the faces of those left to overcome this enormous tragedy. locals tell us they buried about 100 people yesterday, but they are still holding out hope that more people will be found alive. back to you guys. >> all right. tammy leitner. tammy, thank you very much. now back to president trump. he's also speaking out about how the u.s. will handle growing threats posed by north korea. nbc's lester holt has more on that. he's in seoul, south korea this morning. lester, good morning.
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>> reporter: savannah, the president's remarks about possible unilateral action if china doesn't climb on board will do nothing to diffuse tensions in north korea especially when north korea is trying to enhance their nuclear weapons capability. it also puts the focus on 28,000500 service members here and the risk of hostility. ready to fight tonight is the slogan at this air base. its fighter jets just a three-minute flight from the border. >> we are ready for combat mode. we train all the time. when we go out on training we're training pseudocombat. >> at the air base we get a rare peek inside the operations center where operators are the first to protect the missile launches. their missiles already putting millions in the region at risk, including tens of thousands of american military personnel and u.s. civilians like teacher
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steve and leah rigby who live in seoul. >> so do the threats from north korea, do they rattle you or take them with a grain of salt. >> i think we've heard these threats so many times. it's spring we're going to hear another threat that south korea is going to be turned into fire. we've heard it before and nothing has happened before. >> seoul is a modern metropolis, hardly looks under the threat of constant military attack. in fact shelters are plentiful and marked. a reminder, 35 miles from the dmz, well in range of north korean artillery. what's casting a chill all the way to washington is north korea's claim to be working on an intercontinental missile and small nuclear warhead capable of reaching the u.s. >> this is a threat of both rhetoric and growing capability. right now it appears to be going in a very reckless manner. >> reporter: secretary mattis
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will get no argument from a high-ranking north korean diplomat who defected last year. >> además del desarrollo de >> in addition to missile development, activity spotted on this commercial satellite photo suggests north korea may test another nuclear warhead soon. >> think of this as two streams moving toward each other. you never want the streams to cross. when they do, the u.s. will be forced to make a decision whether or not to do a preemptive strike. >> it's important to note there are about 300,000 u.s. citizens living in south korea. the vast majority of them here in seoul. i attended a briefing with u.s. military officials today who said a lot of their planning is focused on how to get those
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american civilians out if, in fact, hostilities were ever to break out. spending a couple of days here in south korea, the military giving me unprecedented in some cases and certainly rare access. we'll share more tonight on "nightly news." matt and savannah, we'll send it back to you. >> all right, lester. we'll see you in a little mile on "nightly news." wikileaks founder julian assange avoided an eviction notice from ecuadorian embassy in london, worked out in his favor. assange as you know has been holed up in the tiny embassy in london for five years protected by ecuador's current leftist government. conservative government guillermo threatened to roll back that welcome mat and remove assange within 30 days of winning office. but the lesser candidate won, pulled out razor thin victory making it likely assange will get to stay. in other news carjacker got unusual payback during a crime that was caught on camera.
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the victim is seen filling up her tank at a gas station in tuuksberry, massachusetts. the woman hoses him down with gasoline and hangs onto the car as he starts to drive away. fortunately she was not injured. the carjacker got away after a brief police pursuit. he's now been identified. there is a warrant for his arrest followed by the smell of gasoline. >> let's bring in al. how is it going? >> not too bad. take a look at warm temperatures out there, starting to finally feel like spring. above average temperatures for eastern half of the country, 71 coming from the west. you're going to have to pack the warmer stuff out there. it's going to be pretty nice, new york city 64, madison 67, charlotte 82 degrees. as we head back out west temperatures nice, 74, oklahoma city a high of 72. then as we look on the west coast, we've got the satellite showing there's another big area
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of rain coming into the pacific northwest. by midweek you're going to be looking at a lot of rain and mountain snows. in effect our west coast update for today. for today it's spectacular. things dry out nicely. seattle you'll see a high of 54, san francisco 66. los angeles 69. a little on the cooler side denver, sunshine and 56, finally snow coming to an end. salt lake city 52. rest of the country a beautiful day in the northeast. southwest looking gorgeous. some mountain snows, rockies will see a little more snow hanging around.
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good morning. it is 7:19. waking up to 50 degrees in san francisco. your temperature trend is looking dry and seasonable. expecting to hit the 60s by about 10:00 a.m. climbing into the upper 60s by 2:00. san jose also looking pretty good today. 50 degrees right now, and then by 2:00, already climbing into the 70s. our highs for today will be in the upper 60s and 70s. >> and that's your lat that's your latest weather. a tennessee high school student and the teacher who abducted her spotted on camera several states away. the new twist in that search as the girl's father speaks out. in the wake of a tragic carbon monoxide leak at a hotel. what you need to know to protect your family from the so-called
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may be more likely to misuse lyrica. with less pain, i can be more active. ask your doctor about lyrica. a very good morning to you. b.a.r.t. passengers at the new warm springs station are apparently hitting snags they didn't expect. according to the mercury news, passengers taking the daley sty line can go nonstop before 6:00 p.m., but richmond line commuters to have change lines. that reverses after 6:00 p.m. with the richmond line running direct. b.a.r.t. says right now there aren't enough trains to handle both lines full time. more than 2400 riders use the station per day. during last week's first week of sell breaks. >> time to check the. vianey in for kari. >> it's been a great morning so far. nice clear skies. temps in the 40s and 50s. some areas waking up to
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chilliers. your miclimate forecast, expect to see a sunny afternoon and sfex, san jose. half moon bay, 64. walnut creek, 76. so all the way from the north bay to the south bay, expect to see a lot of sunshine. enjoy that because of the next several days we have some changes on the way. that's going to come on thursday in the form of a cool front, bringing with it showers and breezier to windy conditions, not just for san francisco but also the inland area. let's get a check of traffic. >> a live look at the san mateo bridge from our camera shows you the flashing lights on the flat section. there you go, going away from us. center lane is blocked. a distraction. as you look at the map, a slower drive from the toll plaza to that section of the flat section, making in thes easier on the high rises. overall, a pretty easy commute, kicking in slowly building for the south bay, and we'll look at the delay for the muni system. mechanical problems for a subway train near the van ness station.
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>> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another update in half an hour. i'll see you then.
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imagine where it will take you. back at 7:30. it's monday morning, the 3rd of april, 2017. a big crowd in rockefeller plaza to start out our week. we have a programming week. celebrity trainer bob harper is breaking his silence one month after suffering that heart attack. he's going to open up tomorrow morning on "today." let's check out this morning's headlines. a severe day on tap across the south. 20 million people at risk. storms tore through the region on sunday, producing several tornadoes. one flipped a home in louisiana that killed a woman and her 3-year-old daughter. it is a rough commute for drivers in atlanta, following a massive fire that caused a bridge to collapse. transportation officials have
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reconfigured several lanes on i-85, in an attempt to handle the traffic. they're following an aggressive schedule to replace that bridge. a 40-year-old has been charged with arson in connection with that fire. and sports fans, rejoice. the official opening day of the 2017 major league baseball season. 12 games on tap. there were actually three played on sunday. tampa bay beat the yankees. arizona topped the giants. and the defending world series champion cubs lost to the st. louis cardinals. >> spring is really here. also this morning, we have new developments in the search for elizabeth thomas. she's the 15-year-old girl that investigators say was kidnapped by her high school teacher. surveillance video shows them several states away in oklahoma. and her father is speaking out, as well. >> reporter: good morning.
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authorities here at the tennessee bureau of investigation says they have more than 1,200 tips since the pair went missing three weeks ago today. so far, there's been just one credible sighting as this mystery deepens. this morning, authorities say this is the only solid lead so far, in the disappearance of elizabeth thomas. surveillance video from march 15th, showing thomas and tad cummins, her teacher at school, together at a walmart in oklahoma city. it appears that cummins darkened his hair and thomas may have red hair. they bought food and paid in cash. >> it is our proof positive that he did abduct her. >> reporter: cummins' wife, jill, who begged for him to turn himself in, has filed for divorce. and overnight, at an emotional vigil in elizabeth's hometown in tennessee, friends pleaded for her safe return.
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>> she was groomed. this man manipulated her, brainwashed her and took advantage of her. >> reporter: her father, giving new details to nbc news, on how he believes cummins manipulated her. >> he was molding her mind and convincing her. >> reporter: when a student reported seeing the pair kissing in a classroom, it set off a firestorm in the school, that sum cummins used to his advantage. >> tad had been telling her because of the kissing incident, she would never be able to attend college. wouldn't be accepted in college. and wouldn't be able to get a career after that. >> reporter: investigators discovered secret messages between the two on an e-mail account. >> this is not a romance. there's nothing pretty about this. this is a crime. and it's a serious crime. >> reporter: cummins is considered armed and dangerous. he faces aggravated kidnapping and sexual misconduct with a minor.
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matt and savannah, while the pair was spotted in oklahoma, they could be anywhere. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. in other news, as south carolina fans like to say, it's good to be a gamecock this morning. the school is celebrating the first-ever women's championship. and in a few hours, the men's title game will be held. "today" national correspondent, craig melvin, gearing up for that at phoenix stadium. craig, who do you have? >> it's hard to pull against the heels in situations like this. they've been here a number of times. when the tar heels take the hardwood against gonzaga, it will be a basketball dynasty against the little school that could. unc, 11 times played for a national championship. the zags have never played for one. on the women's side, it was a weekend full of historymaking and record breaking.
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>> and south carolina has won the national championship. >> reporter: with that, the gamecocks of south carolina made history, hoisting their first-ever national championship trophy. south carolina women, bested a mississippi state team, that stunned the world two nights earlier. >> williams on the drive. pull up. she got it. >> reporter: beating the university of connecticut and ending one of the most remarkable winning streaks in sports history. >> one of the great upsets. >> reporter: uconn had won 111-straight games. undefeated since november of 2014. >> and carolina saves it on the glass. >> reporter: tonight, one of men's basketball's most storied programs isn't just doing it for a national title. for the tar heels, it's about redemption. this buzzer-beating heartbreaker to villanova in last year's championship game, still haunts roy williams.
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>> in the locker room was the most -- it was the most difficult time i've ever had as a coach. >> reporter: williams will be coaching in his sixth ncaa championship game. this is the first one for gonzaga's head man, mark few. >> we don't have that tradition that dates back 40, 50, 60 years. but we think it's a national brand. and national entity. and you know, we're not going anywhere. >> reporter: few outside spokane, washington, knew about the little jesuit school until they became bracket busters in the late '90s. they've become march madness mainstays. but have never made it to the final game. now, maybe their best chance yet. gonzaga has last just one game the entire season. both teams are number one seeds. but the oddsmakers in vegas are giving unc a slight edge. guys, who do you have? >> my bracket has north carolina.
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but my heart may have gonzaga. >> i'm all-heart. it's the west. they've never been there. >> jesuit university. jesuit high school. we love you, too, north carolina. >> yeah. i'll be happy either way. carson is in an orange room with the brackets. >> that's funny, your bracket. the ncaa tournament is far from over. we have our big studio winner. let's look at the "today" virtual bracket battle. yes, there he is. matt lauer, winning it all, 82 points. savannah, second. uninspired me and al, 55 and 49. matt is the only one with a team left in the fight, as you know. there's an asterisk. his point total can go up. matt, it's no secret you had help from your teenage son, mr. jack lauer. if the title wasn't enough for you, you can fight over who will get the winning jersey. al brings up a great idea. next year, jack lauer gets his
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own bracket and so do you. >> wait a second. is that the sound of hurt feelings? i'm sorry. >> i'm sorry. if you didn't have a ringer, i would be winning. >> i could have gone home and had him fill out my bracket. i have been honest about filling out my bracket. jack lauer. >> what's that? >> get him a car. >> yeah. he turns 16 this year. i wish you didn't say that. >> you're welcome, buddy. >> carson, thank you. al, what's shaking? >> we're not bitter. not at all. let's see what we've got. some winter to talk about. we're looking at snowmaking its way through the rockies. as this system dives south, this cold front comes south across utah. it will bring rain in the valleys. but snow up into the mountains. heaviest snow will be the highest elevations tomorrow. slick travel, and snow-packed roads.
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you have to love this. in denver, about an inch. as you get into the central rockies, we're talking anywhere from 9 to 12 inches of snow. that's what's going on around the country. here i have a feeling you're going to like today's temperature trend. it consists of sunny skies and seasonable temperatures in the 60s. san francisco, by about 10:00 a.m., already in the 60s, at 61 degrees. fast forward through the lunch hour at about 66 degrees. san jose also looking really good out there. 50 degrees in san jose right now. san jose will be climbing into the 70s. 67 by 12:00. we are expecting 70s across the board. >> jack is going over the bracket. >> bitterness is not becoming. >> i would be number one. >> you would have lost in the popular vote.
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in the wake of a deadly carbon monoxide leak. >> jeff rossen in here. >> reporter: this is a superimportant one. it is a silent killer. carbon monoxide poisoning poisons over 10,000 a year. a group of kids playing at this hotel pool got poisoned by the gas. they had no idea they were breathing it in. no warning at all. this morning, we have the latest on this tragic case and how you can protect your family right now. >> priority one medical at the quality inn and suites. >> reporter: a terrifying scene at this michigan hotel. >> the mother was screaming up and down the hallway, my kids, my kids. >> reporter: kids, passed out on the floor near the pool. >> i didn't see movement in their bodies at all. >> reporter: officials say it was a malfunctioning pool
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heater, leaking carbon monoxide into the air. this boy was injured along with nearly a dozen others. a 13-year-old boy even killed. investigators confirming there was no carbon monoxide detector near the pool. and believe it or not, in michigan, not all hotels require them.y constructed hotels. this one isn't new. in fact, most states don't require them in motels. choice motels cited this latest leak, telling nbc news, safety is their highest priority. and they're working with officials, calling this an isolated incident. and it's true. most deadly carbon monoxide l k leaks happen inside our homes. just months ago, this father and his 9-year-old son killed by high levels of carbon monoxide at home. and in january, a leak killing this young couple and their cats, inside their apartment. this house right here. to show you the danger, we teamed up with the st. paul,
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minneso minnesota, fire marshal, knocking on doors to see if they have carbon monoxide detectors and if they're in the right place. >> we find most people do not have carbon monoxide alarms. they don't know they're supposed to. >> reporter: how are you? >> good. >> reporter: this man invites us in. and right away, we find this. >> we're in a hallway, an ideal spot to put carbon monoxide alarms. i don't see one here. >> reporter: turns out, you're supposed to have a connedetecto every level of your house. since you can't see or smell carbon monoxide, that detector may be your only chance to survive. do you have carbon monoxide detectors upstairs? >> no. >> here's one for the st. paul fire department. just plug it in. >> reporter: jeff rossen from nbc news. this homeowner is confident his family is prepared. >> we have them in our house. >> reporter: when the fire marshal looks around, he spots a problem. >> there's a bedroom here and a
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bedroom height there, and no carbon monoxide alarm. >> reporter: and should be outside of every bedroom? >> yes. within ten feet of any door to a bedroom. >> reporter: what if two bedrooms are close together? >> you can get by with one alarm for both bedrooms. >> reporter: he will give you a free carbon monoxide detector today. >> great. >> reporter: fire officials say leaks often start at the heating source, like the chimney or your furna furnace. at the next house, we go straight to the basement. >> we're in the furnace room. and there's no carbon monoxide alarm in here or out there. >> reporter: you're supposed to have one here? >> should have bun outside the furnace room. >> reporter: why? >> this is the source. >> reporter: this one will catch it first. you don't need to pie obuy one. fire department is giving you one free. important tips to keep your family safe. this is a carbon monoxide detector right here. they cost under 50 bucks at any big box retailer.
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good morning. it is 7:55. the skies right now looking absolutely clear with a warmer trend on the way, at least for the next cup hours. in san francisco, 50 degrees right now. by 61 degrees at about 10:00 a.m. fast forward through the 1:00, 2:00 hour, we're topping upper 60. san jose expected to climb into the 70s. already right now at 53 degree. by 1:00, 69. by 2:00, 71 degrees. if you notice, it's only a sunny icon. i hope you enjoy the outdoors today. tuesday and wednesday also looking out to shape into the 70s on wednesday. on thursday, we get a change in the weather pattern in the form of a cool front, and that unfortunately is expected to bring showers for san francisco and the inland areas through the weekend. how are the road looking? ? really good right now. now, the spring break rotation tends to see a lighter flow of
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traffic. that's what we see for most of the bay. we have the lanes closed around 80. in the backup, we have one crash, maybe a second crash. this is unexpected slow down. but you know about it going into the north bay, and getting to the estimaty bridge, the live look will show you, a slower drive, but the crash has cleared. >> thank you very much. happening now, we're keeping an eye on developments in russia where at least nine people are dead after explosions at two subway stations. at least 20 more people have been injured. you can link to the latest right now on our home page. in the east bay, a serious tirer may be at work. more than 20 cars were targeted over the weekend in one neighborhood alone. we have details on the twitter feed. the countdown is on to the opening night game in the coliseum against the angels. check out the facebook page with the city of oakland to attract home grown fans. another update in half an hour. have a great morning.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming ask we're live at the white house. plus from hostage to robiner. -- bank robber. >> in all our history, there's no case like patty hearst. >> we go inside one of the most infamous crimes in history. we'll look at the bizarre case of american heiress patty hearst. and trouble from the start. a new biography reveals how prince charles and princess diana's relationship was doomed
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from the outset, and how four decades later, he's looking to make camilla his queen. today, monday, april 3rd, 2017. ♪ [ cheers ] >> go, wildcats, from texas. ♪ >> we're here from beverly hills, michigan. >> it's my 10th birthday. >> celebrating 25 years in the usa. >> celebrating our five-year anniversary in nyc. >> first time in new york city from louisville, kentucky! [ cheers and applause ] >> we're back, now. 8:00 on a monday morning. the 3rd day of april, 2017. can we do a little swing around here and take a look at a massive crowd out on our plaza. >> it's a spring break crowd.
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and it feels like spring for the first time. feeling great. >> it's beautiful out today. >> we have al back from his rokerthon adventure. right to the morning's top stories. here's the news at 8:00. >> reporter: i'm kristen welker at the white house. a senior administration officials tell nbc news the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, has made a trip to iraq with the joint chiefs. today, the senate will approve neil gorsuch. once the vote gets to the full senate, democrats say they'll block him. supreme showdown in the senate over the nominee for the high court, 49-year-old neil gorsuch. in his weekly internet order, the president saying -- >> judge gorsuch is incredibly qualified. he has a sterling record. >> reporter: democrats are threatening to block a vote on gorsuch through a filibuster. to stop them, republicans need 60 votes, including eight democrats.
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it's highly, highly unlikely that he'll get 60. on-board including indiana senator joe donnelly, announcing his support sunday. the political reality, republicans have the majority and they're ability to go nuclear, to change the senate rules to override a filibuster. >> neil gorsuch will be confirmed this week. >> reporter: the president looking for a win is trying to revive talks on health care, golfing with rand paul, who opposed the initial repeal bill. >> i remain optimistic that we will get obamacare repealed. >> reporter: meanwhile, new revelation about ousted national security adviser michael flynn who initially failed to tell the ethics office he received thousands in speaking fees from russian firms. his lawyer telling nbc news the first filing was just a draft
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that had backup de-- had bundle speaking fees and was not completed because flynn lost his job. this, as flynn is offering to testify to congressional committees investigating russia's meddling in the election, only if he gets immunity. >> we don't want to do anything >> i think with a very healthy skepticism. we don't want to do anything in any case in a the justice department might bring. >> reporter: flynn was asked to resign in february, after misleading the vice president and others about his engaging with russia's ambassadors. in are also new ethical questions for jared kushner and ivanka trump after new financial disclosures showed jared still has millions in real estate investments and ivanka has a stake in her father's hotel down the street from the white house. a source close to ivanka tells nbc news that jared and ivanka have worked with the government of ethics and the white house counsel, to make sure they're in compliance with all ethics rules. matt? >> kristen, thank you so much. dangerous storms that hammered parts of the south are moving east. and there's no letup in their intensity.
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maya rodriguez is in louisiana. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt and savannah. the storms have left a destructive path across the south. look at the storage facility behind me. the storms ripping off the roof and its walls. the storms are being blamed for two deaths here in louisiana, including a 38-year-old mother and her 3-year-old child, who were killed when their mobile home flipped over. overnight, in alexandria, we had heavy rains that flooded some streets and homes. right now, about 40,000 people in 5 states across the south have been left without power. and it is not over yet. these storms are moving east of here, to mississippi, alabama and georgia, putting 20 million people at risk for severe weather, including tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. >> maya, thank you very much. up next, how does it make you feel, what fathers are saying about the new dad-proof onesie. and doomed from the
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>> you said there was more than five times. >> you said there would be no math. >> i thought it would taste terrible. >> i like half and half. as i'm pouring it and it's not starting to lighten up, i know it's strong. >> what did you think? >> it's crazy. >> really? >> you can tell a difference? >> i think so. >> maybe during the next weather report. >> the power of suggestion. >> i took one sip and filled out next year's ncaa bracket. >> you mean jack did? that's a good trick. if there's one thing we can learn from the next story, is that people who watch golf on tv, watch it very closely. look at what happened on her round on saturday. leading the lpga's first major of the season, lexi thompson put in the first major of the season. when she marks her ball with the coin, she does not put the ball back in the proper spot.
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a viewer e-mailed the tour. moving it around. and they took two strokes away for misplacing the ball. >> you think she would have an advantage there? >> she moved it a little bit. and you get that two-stroke penalty. and you get a two-stroke penalty for signing an incorrect score card. >> four shots she gave back. >> not like she moved it a foot. >> golf is a game of inches, al. >> wow. what the heck? >> here's what she said afterwards, by the way. >> unfortunate what happened. i did not mean that at all. i didn't realize i did that. and i fought strong through the finish. it was great to see the fans behind me. >> it was like a millimeter. when you told me about the story, i thought it would be a big egregious she put the ball somewhere -- it's this much. >> i played with carson one time. he had a ball in the rough. and he kicks it like this far. but that counts. >> matt, look over there. >> i can't wait to hear your perspective on this one.
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these are three great dads sitting here with me. and this photo has sparked a debate on line especially among fathers. it's a baby onesie. and this shirt is daddy-proof. it has arrows to instruct dad on how to dress a baby. i'm outraged on your behalf. >> i get the joke. >> me, too. >> come on. >> we talked about this before. it happens a lot in advertising. dads are bozos. >> it happens in real life. you're out with your kids, and someone goes, oh, is it daddy's time with the kids? >> i'm being a father. >> if goes ba-- it goes back to the 1950s when dad cruised home -- >> that didn't bother me at all. >> the inference doesn't bother me. i get the joke. it doesn't bother me. >> it reinforces a stereotype. >> the question with my first
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kid, do you change diapers? of course, i change diapers. >> i think the daddy jokes are the equivalent for a woman who was blonde and there was a string -- i don't think it's fair. i don't think it's right. most guys work hard at it and do a good job. >> i agree. >> hear hear. "pop start." >> really? more nuclear coffee here. i'll hold off. will start with the american country music awards. luke bryan and dierks bentley kicked it off. miranda lambert won album and female vocalist of the year. song of the year, things are a little comical. have a look. >> and the acm song of the year goes to -- >> this is odd. >> emma stone, "la la land." >> the presenters, david copperfield and nancy o'dell, talking about the oscars flub. and thomas reck won best vocalist.
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the backstreet boys performed with florida georgia line. nobody is more excited than tim mcgraw. there's the backstreet boys. ♪ >> oh, yeah. tim busting a move. >> having fun there. good night of music in las vegas. congrats to the winners out there. moving on to emily blunt. getting a glimpse of emily as mary poppins. she was found co-starring lin-manuel miranda. jack the lamp lighter. that film is expected to hit theaters in time for holidays 2018. and finally, john cena, pro wrestler. exciting moment last night in the ring, where he gave his girlfriend a ring of his own. john getting down on one knee to
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propose, right after their big win. and, al, you were there for the excitement. >> i was. >> you were guest announcing that match. john and nikki will join us in the 9:00 hour and tell us more. how was your experience? >> it was fun until the mis slammed me to the cam. the elbow -- i'm still recovering. it's okay. i'm good. it was fun. >> that had to be cool to be there. >> it was fun. >> thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather. >> okay. let's go. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by brighthouse financial, established by metlife. >> all right. let's check out what's going on as far as your weather. over the weekend, we had so many tornadoes to talk about. and it continues to build for the season. in fact, we're talking about right now, wind reports of 99, hail reports of 51.
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ten tornadoes. that puts us over 400 tornado reports already when we should have about half of that. and we're looking at more strong storms firing up from louisiana on into the mid mississippi river valley. today, 20 million people at risk from mobile to macon. atlanta at risk. tomorrow, not as bad. 10 million people. but then the atmosphere gets juiced up again. and then, 43 million people at risk from mobile, atlanta, augusta. all the way up into the mid mississippi river valley and the ohio river valley, for strong storms and tornados. rest of the country, sunshine up and down the west coast. we're looking for fog making its way through the upper mississippi valley. rise and shine with a shot of mt. hamilton. nice, clear skies. temps in the 50s for the most part. 53 in san francisco. nice and cool. but it will be warming up into those upper 60s and 70s. and you may have already noticed that your allergies might be acting up. here is a quick check of today's pollen report.
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trees are high. have a great day, guys. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. this morning, we're launching a new series, from the biggest crimes and cults of the 21st century. >> first up is the saga of patty hearst. it's dominated headlines for years, often in the newspapers that her grandfather built into an empire. stephanie gosk is here. >> reporter: good morning, guys. this is one of those stories as amazing today as it was years ago. in 1974, there was a new association with the family known for newspaper magnates.
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♪ the kidnapping, crimes and conviction of patty hearst is a saga as surreal as their era. >> 1970s was the craziest times of the century. political violence, violence, economic disaster. political crisis with watergate. >> reporter: out of that chaos came the symbionese liberation army, the sla, a disorganized but deadly domestic terrorist group of eight people, in 1974, kidnapped cal berkeley student, patricia hearst. >> i have trouble figuring out what it was these people wanted, except to be noticed. and that they accomplished. >> reporter: she was the granddaughter of william randolph hearst, newspaper tycoon and inspiration for the 1941 film "citizen kane." "american heiress" author -- >> the name hearst was to the
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1970s. >> reporter: while hearst's family pleaded for her to come home, the sla had audio recordings to confirm her kidnapping. >> i'm making this tape to let you know i'm okay. >> reporter: just two months after her kidnapping, the sla robbed a san francisco bank. and there was patricia hearst, automatic rifle in hand, looking more like a gunman on a victim. >> the impact of the photographs of patty hearst with a machine gun were in some ways bigger than the kidnapping itself because it established or so it appeared, that patty hearst had gone to the other side. >> reporter: it was a story the press and the public could not resist, even if there was more to that photo than people realized. >> the symbionese liberation army told her, we're going to
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rob a bank. you're going to be up front. there will be a number of guns behind you. one false step on your part and we'll gun you down. >> reporter: after the robbery, the sla and their newest member, became america's most wanted fugitives, turning up a month later in los angeles. as two of her kidnappers get stopped at a sporting good store, hearst shot out the building to come this their aid. >> that was the moment that she was established that she was really a member of the sla and no longer a victim. >> reporter: the fallout was immediate. the next day her other six captors were tracked to a house in south-central l.a. and killed in a shoot-out with lapd. more than a year on the run followed, including another bank robbery, in which a mother of four was killed while helping her church deposit donations. hearst drove the getaway car.
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she was arrested in 1975, 19 months after her kidnapping. magazines like "time" were billing the case as the trial of the century. the hearsts brought in the biggest defense attorney, f. lee bailey. take me back to the moment when you first met patty hearst. >> i was talking to a zombie. >> reporter: a case of potential brainwashing that four decades later stands out as wholly unique. >> in all of our history, there was no case like patty hearst. she was a wealthy, secure woman, who turned up after 60 days after being kidnapped, as an alleged warrior. and the trial was about how did that happen? >> reporter: ultimately, the jury convicted hearst for her role in the robbery, sentencing her to seven years in prison. >> in some respects it was a verdict on the young people of the 1970s. it was a verdict that said, you
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know, we gave you every advantage. and you turned on us. and you became one of the bad guys. >> reporter: while her surviving kidnappers served jail time for the death, her sentence was commuted by president carter and she was pardoned by president clinton. >> she wound up living the life for which she was destined. she trained show dogs. she has grandchildren. she has a nice, quiet suburban life. that's all her parents wanted for her. finally, that's what she got. >> reporter: hearst is the only person in u.s. history have to her sentence commuted by one president and be pardoned by a second. only one member of the sla is in prison, serving a life sentence in san quentin for murdering a school superintendent. >> the fascination of it, it holds up after all these years. >> there's never been a case like it since. >> good job, steph.
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thank you very much. tomorrow on our series, we look at the jonestown tragedy. some surprising connections between it and the patty hearst saga. now, for more on that, check out our digital extra on today.com. just ahead, surprising new insight on prince charles' marriage to princess diana, after a check of local news and weather. ♪ i ..====so ba paengs atheew
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a very good morning to you. i'm lawyura garcia cannon. it's 8:26. passengers taking the todayly city line can go nonstop before 6:00 pm but richmond line commuters have to change lines at fremont. this reverses at 6:00 approximately with the richmond running direct instead of the. let's see how things are rolling out there, both online and on the roads. >> bart's on time at least. roadways are moving a little lighter flow, laura. spring break continues to
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rotate. pleasanton and livermore are off this week. a problem northbound 85 at camden avenue. reports from debris and farther north at union, crash over on the shoulder. that's a slower stretch. and some folks 87 north as an alternate there. getting up toward the carcinas bridge, that construction you warned about this morning east slow toward the toll plaza. earlier crash has cleared. backup is still there. lanes closed through 2:00 pm because of construction work. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] it's 8:30 on "today." it's monday, the 3rd of april. a beautiful day on our plaza. a ton of people out here, too. we're enjoying this lovely morning. >> great to be out here with everybody. you know who is here, speaking of spring break fun. martha stewart is here. this morning, she's going to teach you how to put a healthy twist on classic desserts. you like beats? >> yes, i do. >> not a beets fan? >> especially roasted. >> we're going to serve your beets that you don't know they're there. and a programming note. tomorrow, we're going to have an interview with celebrity trainer bob harper. this is the first time he's speaking out after suffering a heart attack last month.
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also, what he wants people to take away from his story. that's tomorrow on "today." >> look forward to that. first, let's get a check of the weather. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by westin hotels and resorts. westin, let's rise. >> we know about autism speaks. bob and suzanne wright, starting us off. and your sorority is getting going? >> we're lighting the plaza blue. >> that's nice. thank you, ladies. let's show you what you have for your week ahead. dry and mild in the northeast. next storm out of the rockies. severe storms in the southeast and into the gulf. as we get into the midweek period, more storms in the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. storms down to the southeast. sunshine through the southwest. and rain moves into the pacific northwest. and looking towards the end of the week, it will be mild in the rockies and wet in california, into the pacific northwest. and looking at wet snow and
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windy conditions in the ohio river valley and a little rainy in t we're off to a nice, dry start across the bay area. wake up to about 53, san francisco. it's nice and cool now. it will be warming up into the 60s. if you're heading ut to opening day, here is a quick check of what you can expect, 74 in oakland. 7:00 right around game time. 64 degrees and cooling into the late overnight hours. overall, we'll see upper 60s and 70s. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget. get your weather anytime you need, from our friends at the weather channel on cable. it's such a big crowd. show those people. all right. now, let's go back inside. >> okay. i think he had more of that coffee than he admitted.
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now, surprising insight on the royal family. it comes from a new biography, exploring prince charles' marriage to diana and with his new wife, camilla. >> keir simmons is at buckingham palace with that. >> reporter: fans of the show, "the crown," that what the royal family shows out here is not what's going on in there. charles and diana, diana saying there were three people in their marriage. but it turns out there may be more to learn. 20 years since diana, a new book opening old wou wounds. it portrays her as emotionally troubled. prescribed antidepressants before her honeymoon, but refusing to take them, believing that the royal family wanted to sedate her. charles felt trapped from the beginning. >> he was pressurized into making a decision quickly by his father.
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what a huge decision that was. and possibly a bad decision. >> reporter: the couple, famo famously asked if they were in love. >> of course. >> what does in love mean? >> reporter: as the marriage crumbled, the people's princess was pictured alone in india. but a sympathetic public did not see the wild rages, the broook' author claims. perhaps most controversially, the book recounts diana's suspicion of camilla. she wept before her fiancee left because he had taking a call that night from camilla, the author writes. a reminder of charles and camilla ice history will not receive a royal welcome. charles hopes that camilla will be named queen when he takes the throne. while diana, the book claims, would taunt charles, that he would never be king. the author suggesting she attempted suicide.
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he, alleged, receiving therapy for 14 years. for william and harry, the book's contents will be painful. in a year, they plan to mark the anniversary of her death. the boys talking lately about losing their mom. william telling this little girl he was 15 when diana died. harry admitting it took a long time to express groef. >> for the first 28 years of my life, never talked about i. >> reporter: the author paints diana as a woman with emptiness. that's not the way they remember her. a mother who would greet them with open arms and who they lost too soon. so many memories. i guess it's just worth pointing out, guys, that charles and camilla, because of their position, can't respond to allegations. and diana isn't here to defend herself. matt? savannah? >> that's a no-win situation, keir. coming up in ex-a survivor of the boston marathon bombing
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taking her life back nearly four years later. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this year marked four years since the boston marathon bombing. rebecca and her young son were just feet away from the blast and they survived. now, rebecca is sharing her story in a new book, taking my life back. >> i was three feet away from a bomb. i'm still here. i'm pretty blessed. >> reporter: rebecca was cheering on a friend at the f finish line. her son sitting at her feet. what happened next would change their lives forever. she was rushed to a boston hospital, fighting for her life. her young son suffered minor injuriey sies. his mom's legs shielding him. rebecca spent a month recovering
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in the hospital. through it all, her strength and determination inspired so many. her injuries were so severe, she would later lose her leg. and then, showing everyone exactly what boston strong means, she got a prosthetic leg, named it feliz ya. and in 2015, she ran in the boston marathon. >> when i crossed the finish line, i took my life back today. >> reporter: a month later, dzhokhar tsaranev was convicted. rebecca released a letter to him that went viral. >> today, i looked at you right in the face and realized i wasn't afraid anymore. now, when you're sitting in solitary confinement awaiting if the verdict on your life, i will be enjoying everything this beautiful world has to offer. >> reporter: rebecca moved on with her life. she married. then, endured a painful divorce. she later remarried after reuniting with her college sweetheart and faced another incredible challenge. their baby girl was born several
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months premature. like her mother before her, she was fighting for her life. remembbecca says her faith founr through it all. now, riley is happy, healthy and nearly 1. rebecca's story of pry ump over adversity, her strength through challenges, has made her a lasting symbol of grace. you already had me crying, rebekah. you wrote this book. you turned 30 next week. that was your goal, wasn't it? >> i promised by 30 i would have a book published. and i cannot believe it's out tomorrow. and i'm 30 next week. 30. >> and you have so many things to talk about. you have such a story to tell. how are you doing? that's the first question everybody wants to know the answer to. >> this is a great chapter of my life. just like i said on the piece, i'm very blessed. and i continue to feel blessed. i feel like we go through chapters of our life that are difficult. and i've had those. as an amazing husband who
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supports me in everything i do and two, beautiful children, i'm here to tell my story. >> one thing i like about the book is you're honest and worth coming what is still a struggle. what are the challenges. and you talk about dealing with ptsd. dealing with the trauma of the bombing. >> people think that because it was four years ago, we've moved on with our lives. but people don't understand the emotional impact of everything is so much greater than the physical. so, what we saw that day, people's body parts were on the ground next to us. bones were laying on the sidewalk. blood, nails, ball behrings, that sticks with you. there's nightmares. and you're afraid to go to the airport and leave a bag unattended. it creeps up in everyday life. >> how is noah doing? he was there. your legs shielded him. he's a healthy little boy? >> he is wonderful. he is running around like nothing ever happened to him. he likes to tell people, i got
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blown up by a bomb and here's my scars. >> little boys are little boys. tell me about your daughter. that's a miracle and so wonderful. doctors weren't sure if you would be able to carry a child. but you did carry riley. and she was very premature. how is she doing? >> she is wonderful. doctors told me i would never have a baby again. that was sad noah. but riley did come into our lives. we spent quite a few days in the nicu. we're ready to celebrate her first birthday. >> it struck me, your story. all these things in life, people fear. what if harm came to me or my family or they worry about a divorce or a struggle with oa child. many of the things have actually happened to you. and here you are, the better for it. where does that come from? >> i feel like everyone's life blows up in their face,
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literally and figuratively sometimes. and i've been through different aspect oss of that. and i've had heartache. at the end of the day, i'm here to tell my story. and with each chapter, i learn so much about myself. and i have a greater appreciation for the world around me. and i'm so thankful for that. >> one of the things you said, the hardest chapters bring you to the most beautiful ones. you have to wait long enough to get there. and i know your faith is important to you. this isn't some faith that you put up on a shelf to admire. you had to really put it to the test. >> i have. and there's been times when i turned away from it. but every time i turned away, i have been shown that there's such a greater power out there. and god reveals himself to me in the strongest ways. and so, my determination outweighs my fear every day. and because i was at the boston marathon and i got blown up does not mean that my life stop there's. i was three feet from a bomb. i'm here today.
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i'm blessed, regardless of anything else that happens. >> you're here and shining. we're so happy to see you. congratulations on the book. and happy early birthday. "taking my life back" is out tomorrow. tcoming up next, martha stewart has a healthier approach to classic desserts that taste good. first, this is "today" on nbc. welcome to maxx you. you are whimsical, vibrant, statement making. we see what makes you unique.
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8:46. we're back with "today food." in her newest book, "a new way to bake," martha stewart helps you approach a healthier style to baking. these can't desserts that are really healthy for you. but they're healthier than the classic recipe. >> what it is is using new kinds of ingredients, new kinds of flour. flour that's made not just of wheat but spelt and farrow and more dense whole wheat flours. and it's not all gluten-free.
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people aren't so gluten-intolerant anymore, either. >> these are great recipes. making chocolate chip cookies. how do you go away from the traditional recipe? >> we're using farrow flour. you can use spelt flour. whole wheat flour. we're using farrow. and the farrow -- you want to sift or add? you add. to butter and brown sugar, two eggs and two tablespoons of vanilla, flour, 1 and a quarter teaspoons of baking soda and salt. want to use your elbow grease, dump all that in. adding chocolate.
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coarsely chopped chocolate. walnuts, any kind of nuts. >> you can put dates in yours? >> you can put dates, apricots and peaches. this is a dense batter. a lot of good ingredients. you have some chocolate. >> i'm going to eat those here. once you get done with that. you make them a little smaller. some people make cookies that are too big. >> it depends on what you're going to use them for. you can eat two of these. use an ice cream scoop like this because you're going to get uniform sized cookies. >> look how beautiful they come out. >> and skim or 2% milk. >> now, a different take on a traditional chocolate cake. what's the add or take away here? >> beets. the addition of a vegetable to your batter. >> carson doesn't like beets, by
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the way. he's downstairs. see if you can sell him on this. >> see if he doesn't like them. take about 25 minutes. steam them, peel them, grind them up to a fine pure. and you can make borsht out of this, if you want. we're using spelt flour and cane sugar. a brown, less refined sugar. a little all-purpose -- this book doesn't not use white flour. use a little white flour, that gives a lighter cookie. >> you mix the dry ingredients first. and adding the wet ingredients. >> you can add the eggs. >> okay. two eggs. >> two eggs. and beat those. and this is all done by hand. you don't have to use a mixer. >> a little vanilla. >> a little vanilla. add the beets. here's a rubber scraper. >> okay. how is it, guys? >> what is the beets instead of? >> are you replacing beets?
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>> the melted chocolate. water and sunflower oil. there's no butter. it's less caloric. but it makes a beautiful, beautiful batter. line your pan. using a brownie pan. line it with strips of parchment paper. i use these clips to hold it in place. >> can i try it? if you add healthier ingredients, it doesn't matter unless it tastes good. >> you bet. and everything in this book tastes delicious. i think. i love all of the recipes. what do you think? nice? >> pretty good. >> and the ganache, it's melted chocolate and cream. you feeling healthier, guys? >> i do -- >> i want to know what jack thinks. >> i don't taste it. i think the cake tastes awesome.
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>> very moist. >> did he say awful? >> awesome. >> carson, i was going to come downstairs. >> whoa. >> don't get on her bad side. martha, thank you. if you want any of the recipes, go to today.com/food. up next, al puts the ribbon on his epic rokerthon 3 tour with a look back at the highlights from a record-setting week. first, this is "today." record-sg week. first, this is "today." you're going to be hanging out in here. so if you need anything, text me. do you play? ♪ ♪ use the chase mobile app to send money in just a tap, to friends at more banks then ever before. you got next? chase. helping you master what's now and what's next.
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pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation.
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♪ smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's it has to be good. >> carson is in an orange room with a special twist on the birthdays today. >> awesome, not awful, martha. awesome. april is officially here. starting to see the first signs of spring. celebrating spring birthdays. here's angela's spring baby boy turning 1 this month. jackie's twins just turned 8. and kendall's son, ready to party. he's going to be 1 next week. and caroline says her 3-year-old is a spunky and sweet little girl who is busy setting fashion trends already. keep those coming. spring birthdays at today.com/celebrates. back to you. we're over here reminiscing. remember last week? rokerthon 3. >> yes. it's good to be back. of course, didn't get a lot of
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sleep. we went down for wrestlemania 3. our friends at netjets got us moving. university of oklahoma with the sooners. we worked our way to northern michigan university, where we went and -- we saw the biggest game of freeze tag, set it up. here in oklahoma, we happened to make the world's largest weather icons altogether. and matt sent me on a quest -- >> from texas to maine. >> alma mater, where we were in maryland, with the largest conga line. that was the crab walk. and we ended up -- >> how is this going? >> it's jumping all over the place. thanks for that. only on three hours of sleep. thanks, tom. what a guy. >> what did you do in the third segment of day two again? >> i can't remember.
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thanks for that. >> did you have a favorite stunt? >> i love them all. and even the smaller schools because it was really terrific. >> you are the king of oswego. >> you are. >> john cena and nicki bella are going to be on. they i'm.. ==opp== a ve ok om c b ar
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good monday morning. live look from nbc bay area. sky ranger with some traffic on the bay bridge, approaching treasure island. what you're seeing right there actually is a banner that's going up. drivers could find themselves a little distracted over the next little while. that's because supporters are having a banner put up on treasure island. you see the crews right there, perhaps, getting -- that's a portion of it right there about
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to be raised. that banner is patterned after the one that went up two years ago for the month of april. beginning of april marks the start of the forgotten genocide in 1915 when more than 1 million army men died in turkey. to this day, turkish government denies it. top of the hour, pete is there talking to people on both sides of this issue. he will bring us a live report at the noon day newscast. more than 20 cars were targeted in one neighborhood over the weekend. details in our twitter feed. countdown is on for oakland a's opening night game against the anaheim angels. on our facebook page, partnership with the city of oakland to attract home-grown fans and keep them rooting for the a's. in the middle of a storm destiny struck.
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this morning on "today's take," gina rodriguez, our celebrity co-host. and the newly engaged john cena and nickki bella excluzively. and spring training winners. all that and more coming up right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to a marvelous monday morning. good to be back after wrapping up rokerthon 3. we're so thrilled to have as our guest co-host this morning, gina rodriguez. good to see you. >> it's lovely to see you both.
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listening to "my way," by calvin harris. helps us do the show your way. >> it's my way? this is more nerve-racking than acting. >> you think so? >> i know the cameras are there. and i always know the cameras are there. i can look at them, right? >> like now? they're all staring at you. >> on your show, "jane the virgin." >> we don't break the fourth wall. >> anything can happen. >> it's fun. >> you got a lot going on, too. i feel blessed. >> you teamed up with -- bringing awareness to gender. the gender pay gap tomorrow. >> equal payday. >> i love how perfoinformed you are. it's amazing. >> it's rare. >> really? >> i'll be able to fill it in. everything that i've been blessed to be able to do as an actress had to bring awareness to women empowerment, including men like you, al, because we
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need strong men to push all our agendas forward. i'm teamed up and partnered with luna bar, who is bringing awareness to the gender pay gap. they are giving 20% off on luna bars bought joonline. and to speak about the 20% gender gap. that's average. some states is much, much higher. but the thing about the gender gap is having conversations about this. once we create awareness, we can create change. we have leanin.org. and we will donate funding to help create salary negotiation worksh workshops, so women are equipped with the knowledge -- >> just asking for a raise a really tough. >> men and women alike. >> good for you. >> we have less practice.
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we're going to get into it. >> so, i first met you, it was at the golden globes. >> yeah. >> 2015, you won the golden globe. it was so exciting. and now, you are -- here you are in the middle of season three of "jane the virgin." >> the picture. i have our cartoon they made of us. >> that's right. and ready for season four. >> we have been. i'm excited. >> and congratulations. >> how much fun are you having? >> so much fun. so incredible. we did a really big shift in time on the show this season, where we flash forward three years. so, sadly, michael is gone. brad, i love you so much. i miss you. and my child is grown up. he's 4 years old. and that kid is a genius. he acts circles around many. it's scary. >> one of the things i remember, you really believed in -- and believe in positive role models.
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you turned down one high-profile series because you didn't like the whaay latina women were bei portrayed. >> it's what i'm doing with luna bar now. is raising conversations that are tough. when you go against the grain, it's not easy. i had amazing role models in my house. my two sisters are incredible giants. one owns a private equity firm. the other is a doctor and runs a family center. >> what did your parents feed you guys? >> man. >> for me, it's using my platform to make people aware of, not only women empowerment, gender pay gaps but the perception of latinos in the industry. especially now in our political climate, it's good to show the positive faces because that creates harmony. >> it's not all serious stuff for you. >> all really positive. i don't find them serious at all. >> there is a fun side to you,
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as well. as we saw this weekend. >> oh. now, you're going to pull me out, aren't you? >> dressed as a unicorn. >> what is going on? >> can you explain? >> always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn, right? i work on "jane" 14 to 16 hours a day. we bring a little fun. friday onesies. >> we need to do that. >> i don't own a onesie. tell me this. speaking of fun, you're in "ferdina "ferdinand" the movie coming out. >> i loved that book as a boy. ferdinand the bull. >> who stopped to smell the r e roses. >> and john cena is the bull. >> i play the character that helps him escape from the bull farm. >> is that fun to do? can you go into a booth and be free? it's amazing how the characters
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look like you guys. >> they're recording our face when we're doing animation to get our facial expressions and the way we move. but it is lonely at times. you can hear sometimes the other actors, but they're not there with you. >> that's got to be tough. >> it's a difficult medium for sure. >> i thought you were all in a room together. >> no. when willie and i did -- we had a very small part in "kung fu panda 3." we were the cousins dim and sum. we were together for that. but other than that, you've been doing it on your own. >> you have to bring it by yourself. >> got to bring it. >> speaking of bringing it, i'm happy you're back. >> from gina to cena. >> you were at wrestlemania. >> i was. i did rokerthon 3. got home friday. and saturday, left for orlando for wrestlemania 3. >> i thought of you all day. >> did you? >> wondering how it was going to
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be. >> it was fun. we had a good time. when you stand in a ring, a stadium, with 75,000 people around you -- >> that's got to be exciting and empowering. what's that feel like? >> why weren't you wearing his robes? >> that would not look right. >> i think you can pull it off. >> no. there's nikki bella. it was fun. >> was the energy like -- >> it was insane. it was like the super bowl on steroids. >> you were lady gaga. >> sort of. i came down on bungee cords. >> you did. >> you needed some shoulder pads or something. how cool is that? >> me and john earlier. the set, they said they had in use every portable show version of l.e.d. panels in the country, were there at that stadium. >> wow. >> it was crazy. >> was it crazy loud? >> yes. >> was it insane? >> yes.
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>> that's awesome. >> nuts. like people are going to go nuts today because it's a national holiday. it's major league baseball's opening day. >> we have our caps here. >> i can either wear the mets or the yankees. >> i chose the yankees because my boyfriend's father loves the yankees. >> you're a chicago girl, right? >> i love the cubs. i'll rebel yp you. i'm sorry, cubs. >> i'm going to yankee home opener. >> really? >> last yankee home opener it snowed. hopefully, i do better. >> that's part of mlb's hats on campaign. they want their fans to put their favorite teams on today. and give some hats out to our fans in the plaza. >> i love this. >> we need some stadium food. >> nothing better than the popcorn and the hot dogs. >> the popcorn. and cracker jacks? >> cracker jacks. >> where did this voice come from? >> quite the voice. >> hey.
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>> hey. >> were you practicing that, gavin? >> all weekend, hey. hey. popcorn. cro cracker jacks. >> are you the fonz? >> here's the deal. we're joined by a very special guest, in addition to gavin. >> who? >> are you ready? >> okay. >> wait for it. >> we're looking that way. >> are they going to walk in? >> no. >> hey. >> mr. met! >> look at that. look at his jersey. >> and a -- oh, man. >> number one. >> as much as i love, i am giving this to my son, nick, who is a huge yankees and mets fan. this is terrific. >> i know you can't talk. but you have a special message for us. how are we going to do this? charades? >> i'm really into charades. >> okay. >> pitching. >> pitch. >> slinging. >> one word.
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>> i guess. >> first pitch. >> al. first pitch? >> oh. >> whoa. >> how about that? >> we have a special message from curtis granderson of the mets for you, al. >> hey, al. this is curtis granderson of the new york mets. our mets forecast calls for a steadily increasing chance of roker. we're inviting you to citi field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a mets game. can't wait to see you in our neck of the woods. >> curtis granderson. wow. that is so cool. thank you, mr. met. thank you so much. my gosh. that's going to be spectacular. the baseball season is starting off really good. >> i would like to say. >> wrestlemania, throwing out first pitch. >> would you say hi to mrs. met for me. >> thank you so much. gavin, good job, buddy. good job. coming up next, we have some good, clean fun.
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>> because it's not always necessary. and i'm a busy woman. i'm a busy woman that doesn't sweat profusely. and a little stank never hurt nobody. >> said by the person who has the stank, not the one smelling the stank. >> i wish my boyfriend was here, because he enjoys my pheromones. >> he is your boyfriend. for those of us not receiving the benefits of being with you -- >> sometimes your sweat doesn't stink. >> by the way, first of all, do you know that -- it's been confirmed by our producing -- >> our nbc medical team. >> that you sweat overnight at least a half a cup of perspiration every night. >> delicious. >> that's crazy. >> delicious? >> delicious? >> this amount of sweat comes out of you. >> every night? where does it go? >> it goes -- >> that's not that much. >> that's not that much? >> this is my thing. we were talking about this.
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matt lauer admitted he would take a shower three times a day. >> i take a shower twice a day. when i wake up -- maybe where you live, in california, where there's no air pollution whatsoever -- >> it's too high for us to see. it's a little above the head. >> there is stuff on you. walking around. >> we tried to find a medical team. and you are right. you can lose one to two liters of water from sweating, breathing. let's say it's a saturday. sunday morning, if you don't go to church, just sit around the house, who is it going to hurt to keep on the sweat. >> your family? >> go to the grocery store. >> when i was on maternity leave -- >> who takes a shower at least once a day? [ ding ] >> everybody. >> no hands. >> there's a couple noes. >> here's what i find interesting, it's more the women who don't take the showers every day. >> we don't smell. >> that's right. it he's like roses and jasmine coming over the holy river.
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no. >> it's neutral. >> it's a little -- i would take a challenge that anybody can sniff me and i smell great. >> i will take a challenge that i think i smell okay. >> did you take a shower this morning? >> i did because i was going to see you guys. but not going to argue my point. >> tomorrow, i'll bet you didn't stink. >> are you going to be here tomorrow? >> no. >> all right. >> a little stank never hurt nobody. >> go to our facebook page. #shower, #noshower. >> if you don't shower one day of the week -- >> it's not like several days. >> it's not the end of the world. well, you might need a shower after hitting the 70s and a lot of sunshine, so you might be a little sweaty after today. in the next three days, we'll
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continue to see this drying trend. about 3:00 in san jose, we're looking at 72 degrees. san jose should be topping out quite nicely with a high of 76. we have some rain in the forecast, but for today it's going to be a lovely monday. >> my gosh. that's your latest forecast. next, a wild week for three major league baseball superfans who go my day starts well before
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and a guest to arizona for all-access v.i.p. treatment. the first superfan up to bat is joshua, mile-high mohawk, with his 16-inch hair to show his rockies spirit. he brought along his wife, alyssa, who paints his masterpiece. >> colorado rockies. spring training. that's what i'm talking about. can i touch it for good luck? what product do you put in here? >> just hairspray. >> this is an amazing clubhouse. being in here is memorable. it's an experience beyond anything i've experienced in baseball. >> the personal interaction is the greatest. we get to watch them all the time. >> i have to wash it tomorrow. we have to fly out. and i don't fit in the airplane. >> reporter: next, on to the field for batting practice.
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>> this is a blast. >> we need that mohawk in the stands. >> always. definitely. >> i don't think i had this much fun since -- yeah. a long time. >> reporter: to finish the day, joshua headed to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch. >> to the roof. >> next up to bat is cubs fanatic christina. her husband and son, whom christina believes is the good luck charm, who helped chicago bring home the world series title. >> what's your name? >> nikko. >> what's up? >> number one cubs' fan. >> all of the players. and afterly being on the field. thank you so much. >> have a great day. >> appreciate it. >> watching batting practice. it's been amazing. >> great seats to the game today. >> reporter: to top off the day, nikko threw out the opening pitch with a little help from his dad. >> thanks. >> reporter: and finally, high-hard angels supporter,
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jimmy, who brought along his mom. >> thanks for coming out. congratulations. >> there we go. dude, that's classic. >> reporter: first stop, the field for batting practice. >> here it is. >> got some angels fans, huh? >> reporter: after a quick meet and greet, jimmy took a swing of his own and got instruction from the expert. and finally, box seats to see how the pros do it. a grand slam day for three of major league baseball's biggest fans. thanks to the mlb, the rockies and the angels and the cubs for these incredible experiences. just ahead, the biggest night of the year for the wwe wrestlemania. john and nikki here fresh off their i lost my sight when i was 14 years old. so i really navigate the world by touch.
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died in turkey. the government to this day denies that happened. richmond line commuters have to switch trains at fremont. it's a pattern that reverses after 6:00 p.m. with the richmond line running direct instead of the daily city line. bart says now there aren't enough trains to handle both lines full-time. more than 2400 riders use that station per day. we'll be back with traffic in two minutes.
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good morning. it is 9:28 and if you're just now waking up, well, good morning. it's already 9:30. 57 degrees, and i hope your day is off to a good start because these temperatures are definitely going to play in your favor, especially if you have plans to be outside. 76 in san jose w. if your
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allergies are acting up, this might be why. here's ra check of your pollen report. trees are high, oak, mulberry and pine are low. haven't seen a lot of problems, especially in the tri-valley. lots have the week off for spring break. it's been slow for much of the morning. southbound coming towards, there was a crash that cleared at 66, so we have recovery at the coliseum. back to you. that's going to do it for us. that will do it for us with news for 30 minutes. we'll send you back to the "today" show.
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♪ i had a great time hitting five colleges in five days for rokerthon 3. but then, i got an opportunity of a lifetime to wrap things up to be part of the wwe's most important night in front of a record breaking crowd. wrestlemania 33, baby. it's the biggest, baddest event of the year. the ultimate thrill ride. the super bowl of wwe. >> to the mat. >> reporter: welcome to wrestle mania 33, where superstars compete for dominance of the ring, in front of 70,000 fans. i got a taste earlier this year. he's working the dumbbells. but cena had plans for me.
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>> do you want to be in wrestlemania as a special guest ring announcer? >> yes. >> reporter: it's off to orlando, to announce john and nikki bella. the home of wrestle justimania . >> you made it. >> reporter: tell me about your opponents? >> they have really stepped up the heat. >> i need a nickname. what do you think of chocolate thunder? >> al "chocolate thunder" roker. >> what's your tip for me? >> be big, bold and savory. >> reporter: that's what i call you. >> chocolate thunder roker, big, bold and savory. >> you can't see us. you can't see us.
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>> we can get you in the ring, please. >> reporter: after a quick rehearsal and selfies, of course, showtime, baby. we're backstage, wrestlemania, 33. i'm about to bring the chocolate thunder. >> this is what i'm talking about right here. >> reporter: good evening, everybody. i'm al roker. from the "today" show. but you can call me chocolate thunder. first up, residing in hollywood, the mis and marese. he's a nimble minx. and the opponent, from scottsdale, arizona, nikki bella. and from west newberry,
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massachusetts, john cena. >> touchdown tch, yeah. >> reporter: the couples trading hits, in and outside the ring. >> nikki taking down the men. >> reporter: john and nikki, relentless. and ultimately, victorious. the winner of the match, john cena and nikki bella. turns out, the biggest move of the night happened after the match ended. >> i've been waiting so long to ask you this. will you marry me? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he gave her a ring in the ring. that's amazing. >> that is amazing.
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>> i'm too emotional for this right now. my god. that was beautiful. they really are. they're superheroes. >> we're going to get a chance to talk to them coming up. he put a ring on her. the newly engaged john cena and nikki bella, here for their first sitdown interview. we have the exclusive right discover card. i'm not a customer, but i'm calling about that credit scorecard. give it. sure! it's free for everyone. oh! well that's nice! and checking your score won't hurt your credit. oh! i'm so proud of you. well thank you.
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well, as we just showed you at wrestlemania 33, what a night for john cena and nikki bella, not only winning their couples match. they got engaged. i got to fly overnight with some of the wwe staff to make it here this morning, with john and nikki. >> here they are, making their first walkout as the future mr. and mrs. john and nikki. >> they're not going to jump over it, right? >> don't slip in those heels, girl. >> yeah. >> congratulations. >> yeah.
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>> thank you. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> that was so much fun. >> "ferdinand" friend. >> yeah. >> you and i talked before the match. and i asked you if this was a possibility. and you were very coy about it. >> what do you mean by coy? i wouldn't tell you what was going on? >> yeah. exactly. how long had you been planning? >> a long time. i told the story last night before i proposed to nicole about, she has been by my side through a lot of surgeries. i know when they put you under anesthesia, you have 20 minutes when you're out of it but you can talk and you don't remember what's going on. >> truth serum. >> they're going to put me under. ask me whatever you want. you're going to get the answer. >> will you marry me? >> and then, she ended up having neck surgery. it's my turn now. they're going to put you under. and i'm going to have time to ask you whatever i want. when they put her under, i made
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sure to be the last one to wheel her into the o.r. at the moment of no return, i stopped the doctors and i asked can you hear me? yes. i have one question for you. what? you know someday i'm going to marry you? >> and i can't. too much. >> do you remember that moment? >> no. for a year and a half -- >> at all. >> you didn't know. >> she brings up, when are you going to tell me what we talked about? when the time is right. and the time was right. >> he brought that up in the ring last night, that's what you said? >> you didn't tell anybody you were doing this? how many people were aware? >> just because of the fact that it is a giant production, as al saw, there needed to be at least one other person in the loop. >> that's it? >> you told us that your mom was there. >> she was. >> first time seeing you at wrestlemania. this was a big match for nicole and i. this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing to fight alongside the
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woman i love. >> and you won. >> my mom who lives in massachusetts and never travels and hates it, and i've been in 14 wrestlemanias. i slide into the ring and i look at the massive audience. and the first person i see is my mom. and they brought caught it on camera. but i said holy bleep. that's my mom. >> you didn't know she was coming? >> i ran out of the ring, because she shouldn't be there. >> she didn't know you were going to propose? >> she should. i don't know. >> give us the beat. is this what you wanted? did you want the stadium proposal? is it like you pictured it? >> i never would have thought that he would have proposed in front of all those people. but that's home for us. wee is our home. it's where we met. it's our passion and our life. for me, it's like, he is my prince charming. and he's saying, i want her to be my queen, at our home in front of our family.
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and honestly, i couldn't have asked for it to be any other way. it was perfect. >> john, you said at that one point, you didn't see marriage in your future or babies in your future, what changed? >> i found the right person. i found a strong person that i consider an inspiration. an equal. someone when i'm down, can pick me up. it took a person that strong to change my life. >> what were you thinking at that moment? >> thank you. i was thinking, i'm sweating. thank you. i was shocked. and i just didn't, like -- i kind of said quick yes enough. i kind of cut him off. >> he took his time doing this. >> he did. and i think i was -- when he told me the story about the surgery -- i did bug him for a year and a half. i've been dying to know. when he started to say that, i was like, my gosh it was about
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marriage. i still feel like i'm in shock. and my girlfriends were there. it takes three days until you are like, i am engaged. >> now, everybody -- when is ththe date? >> and the story and the buildup to wrestlemania was based on our relationship. and here, me, knowing i'm going to do this for a year and a half and watching her stay strong and keep her head high through all of the comments and everything else. and she's just proved another reason why i love you so much. >> we have something for you guys. is there a date? >> that's up to the boss. >> i've been scrolling my calendar. day like that saturday date? maybe this one. >> will it be in a ring? >> no. >> you want traditional. >> flowers or something? we need something for you guys. it will be a long engagement? or are you ready to get the party started? >> i'm ready to get this party
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started. >> i'm ready to party. >> all right. >> i don't want to do -- oh. >> from the "today" show crew. >> maybe we'll have a "today" wedding. >> right? >> that is so sweet. >> thank you. and, al, thank you for your help in wrestlemania. you'll forever be known to me as chocolate thunder. >> thanks to everybody. and thanks for everybody at the wwe. i have to do weather. the hardest part is gelgt in g and out of the ropes. those are no joke. >> like what you do. >> and the weight. nikki went after the mis. you turned that match around. >> didn't i? >> you took him out. >> i wasn't doing well. >> man. my golly. severe storms in the southeast. dry and mild in the northeast. look for the next storm coming out of the rockies as we begin the week. as we move into the midweek period, severe storms from the upper midwest and the gulf. rain moving into the pacific northwest. and then, by the end of the
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week, snow. and wind, around the great lakes. more wet weather along the west definitely a great start to this work week. right now temps are still in those 50s but they will be climbing. 56 degrees as you make your way outdoors. half moon bay 54, san francisco right now at 57. and near oakland at 50 degrees. i know the a's have their opening day. here's a check of what you can expect for your highs. today a high of 72 in oakland. san francisco 67 and san jose 76 degrees for a nice spring monday across the bay area. >> and that's your latest weather. >> does that mean we're going to have a "today" show baby soon? >> we have the flowers. let's celebrate. >> we need to breathe for 30 seconds. >> the voices are all over the place. three of our favorite
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christine lanken was the all-american tomboy on "stop by stop." and beverly mitchell-best as lucy camden on "seventh heaven." now, they're all grown up and play heightened versions of themselves on pop tv's unscripted series, "hollywood darli darlings." >> i think reboots are so hot right now. what can we make? >> "out of this world." >> right? >> "golden girls." >> i would be rose, obviously. >> i think she would be a better rose. >> what do you mean? >> she's more rose. >> am i supposed to be blanche? >> you have the southern thing. >> we don't need to fight over it. >> that's a rose thing to say. >> good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> so thrilling to have you here. how odd is it to see when you watch yourself from 25, 30 years ago? >> it's like a weird time capsule. like your entire childhood is in front of you but on tv.
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>> all of your awkward moments. >> all of the moments, bad hair. >> i've gotten more comfortable with it. when you're a teenager, you're like, i can't believe it's out there. as you're older, we have kids of our own. my kids love watching it. >> that's awesome. >> it's unscripted but not a reality tv show. am i right about that? >> yes. >> how does this work? >> well -- >> it was -- we did a lot of impr improv. so, we would kind of know what we wanted to do with our characters. we played versions of ourselves. >> heightened versions. >> extreme versions. >> if you took our personality traits and really, like, uturne them up to 11. that's the characters we play as ourselves. it's great. it gives you the freedom to be yourself but go full-out into these extreme, silly, ridicul s ridiculous, over-the-top scenarios. and we pulled a lot of stuff
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from that has happened in our lives. fan encounters. work situations. mom situations. all this stuff. and we took that and really just amped it up. >> and we got to hang out and make each other laugh all day. >> it was like five weeks of summer camp. we had the best time every day. i was laughing so hard. >> it's improv. we would go and play and do each scene. >> and you knew each other growing up? >> jodie and i did a commercial together. she was 4. i was 5. >> i think we got that. >> amazing. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at that. there you are. >> what was this? >> oscar mayer. >> i'm wearing my new dress. >> and i got a lisp and everything. >> i had a lisp, too. >> i love that. >> and jodie and i were in acting class together. >> 10, 11 years old. >> we are rooting for you.
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what a great idea for something like this. >> thank you. i think people will love it. it shows us in a different light. >> thank you, guys. all the best. "hollywood darlings" april 12th on pop. back in a moment. this is "today" on
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we got the results of our shower survey. should you take a shower every day? 93% -- 94% of you said yes. only 6% of you said no. there's matt lauer, he says three a day. >> i'm going to say that was a bluff and some people weren't being honest. >> thank you, gina. we're working our argument. >> the people at home who haven't showered -- >> because it's brge.thbanr'sesse h itros ia dat
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio hey, everybody. it's funday monday. april 3rd, jenna bush hager is in for hoda. that is betterman by our friends little big town. congratulations on kimberly and the group. they won group of the weyear. >> and they deserve it. they're all talented down there. they're all talented. but when great things happen to really nice people. >>t'

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