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he didn't fire at me. i yelled at him very loud. i have a very loud voice when i need to be loud. and us yelled at him. he looked at me and i must have scared him because he dropped his weapon and turned and ran away. >> one woman was killed and the rabbi injured during a the shooting at a california synagogue. detail this is morning on the tragedy. investigators are trying to determine what caused a crane to collapse in seattle killing four people. president trump rallies his base on immigration over the weekend as his attorney general threatens to not show up at a house hearing this week. >> if i had hadn't been moved by
that trooper to the right shoulder, ten minu teminutes be that, i wouldn't be here today. the fire was all around me. >> the story of survival from a young woman whose car broke down at exactly the rigwrong or righ place. >> and the avengers take the box office commanding $1.2 billion. we're getting start ed here on "early today" right now. good morning,. standing strong in the face of hate. one day after the shooting that killed a woman and injured three others at a southern california synagogue, the community came together to hold a memorial for the victim. she will be laid to rest later today. the gunman vesurrendered to pole after opening fire on the final day of passover saturday. investigators believe he published a hate-filled letter
before the attack to which the synagogue's rabbi had a powerful response. >> what he needs to know and what everyone needs to know, hating jews is hating humanity we are all humans. we are all created in god's image. and having hate in your heart will only destroy. >> steve patterson has the latest. >> reporter: a community standing strong in the wake of a horrific act fuelled by hate. the gunman armed with an assault-style rifle taking aim at worshippers packed in for saturday service on the last day of passover. >> somebody was screaming. shooting, shooting sorks we laid on the floor and started crawling towards the exits. >> reporter: inside acts of bravery. a 34-year-old scrambled to save children. ushering several to safety even after being shot in the leg. >> i hear a shot so hard.
i look somebody standing like that and they look at me and shot. >> reporter: his 8-year-old niece was hit by shrapnel. >> i was scared. it felt like the movies that you have to hide so you don't get shot. it was too scary not to cry. >> reporter: a 60-year-old was shot and killed. the rabbi among the injured. >> my granddaughter 4 years old sees her grandparent with a bleeding hand and sees me screams and shoutding, get out, get out. >> reporter: multiple sources identifying the suspect as 19-year-old john t. earnest, a college student with no criminal history. an oi accomplished pianist, he was studying to be a nurse. before the attack, police believe he published a hate-filled letter detailing a deep hatred and disgust for j s jews. >> we are a jewish nation that will stand tall. we will not let anyone or
anything take us down. >> reporter: this is certainly a community in mourning, but together resolute and refusing to live in fear. the suspect remains in custody being held on murder charges. authorities say after fleeing the scene, he called police himself say iing he had been involved in a shooting. his court appearance is now wednesday. >> nch> president trump is drub doubling down on ill fwrags as the race for 2020 ramps up. during his rally in green bay, he didn't shy away from his proposal to seasoned migrants to sanctuary cities. >> we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities. thank you very much. they are not too happy about it. i'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea. >> despite the comments, his own administration admitted it hasn't happened yet. and previously stated the plan is not feasible because of
logistical issues. attorney general william barr is is scheduled to testify before a house committee this week, but now he's in a standoff over the terms of the hearing. tracie potts has the latest from washington. we're talking about conditions of the questioning here. whether it's open or closed sessions. >> exactly. democrats are saying that they want to be able to go into executive session to ask questions about the information that was blacked out over redacted from the mueller report. they want to extend the questions to 30 minutes per lawmaker instead of the 5 that's normal and bring in lawyers and allow the attorneys to ask gu s questions as well. republicans say that this is thot the way that this should proceed. they call it abusive and illogical. the justice department says he's agreed to answer questions from lawmakers and still willing to do that, but an aid has reportedly told them they may be a no show if they insist on
these conditions. what happens it if he's a no-show or threatening to be, the chair of the committee says he may issue a subpoena for attorney general william barr and will do whatever is necessary to enforce it. that hearing is supposed to happen thursday. stay tuned. >> we'll be watching. tracie potts thank you. pope francis is pitching in to help with the migrant crisis at the southern border. he's donating $500,000 to help mite stranded in mexico. the donations were distributed because aid towards the migrant crisis had been decreasing. the funds will be distributed to 27 local projects and 16 mexican diocese that provide food, lodging ask base necessities. two days after a construction crane came crash ing down killed four people, there's a new view of the accident. our seattle affiliate has dash cam video show iing the crane
toppling over. molly hunter is in seattle. good morning. what more do we know? >> reporter: good morning, we're standing a that incredibly busy intersection in downtown seattle. behind me is the google building. you see that managled metal. that's where the crane crashed through. behind that we're watching crews remove what's left of that crane. a construction turn ed deadly. photos show a crane after it crashed to the ground from a six-story building owned by g g google. >> it was moving like it was swaying in the wind. had a funny feeling it was going to fall. >> reporter: you can see it right there swaying in the wind. >> down b she came. >> reporter: at 3:30 p.m. it came down across lanes of
traffic. two crane operators and two other people were dead by the time firefighters arrived. what's left of the crane is being removed from the building. and investigators now locking at what roll the weather played with powerful wind gusts passing through the area at the time. google says we are in community communicating with vul can and working with local authorities. they say our thinks go tout to the family who is lost loved ones. seattle is going through a tech bhilding boom. there's more cranes here than anywhere else in america. there were at least 60 across the city. police in baltimore are asking for the public's help tracking down a gunman who opened fire during two cookouts. one person was killed and seven others injured. the cookouts were happening on opposite sides of the west baltimore street when a man shot into the crowd. detectives are also trying to investigate if a second person fired back after finding two shell casings on the scene. the identities and conditions of
the victims are unknown. police believe the shooter may have been targeting someone in the crowd. a 25-year-old has been arrested in connection with a several bodies found in a tennessee home. police are lock iing for a possible motive. here's dan shenman. >> reporter: police responded to a 911 call saturday at a home in west moreland, tennessee. they now discovered six people dead. one more injured. another body was discovered at another location. saturday night investigators launched a manhunt. >> the prior at this moment is in locating a person of interest who we believe may be armed ask may be very dangerous. >> reporter: later michael couplewas found in a are row mote area.
>> law enforcement officers were there. the situation escalated and resulted in at least one law enforcement officer firing at least once. >> he was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. dan shenman, nbc news. bill karins is here track ing some storms as we start the week. >> active weather in areas of kansas and heading through areas of illinois. as we go throughout the day, the cold front will sag to the south. 4 million people are at risk. maybe an isolated tornado. tomorrow is is a worse day as a matter of fact the storms will be and the risk is a little higher. we have an area that's an enhanced risk. so two days of
chilly sunday. waking up to chilly temperatures today to. some areas only in the 40s and 50s for highs. >> the week ahead forecast, we have a snow forecast in the rockies and northern plains. not done yet. >> april, thank you. it's the biggest box office opening ever. avensers debuted with the staggering $1.2 billion globally. it's the first film ever to soar past $1 billion in its debut. muovie goers turned out in drovs with u.s. and canadian theaters offering round the clock showings. charges for a new orleans rapper and how a driver senatnay escaped this fiery crash if colorado. that's next. 'cuz i'm way too busy. who's got the time to chase around down dirt, dust and hair? so now, i use heavy duty swiffer sweeper and dusters.
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the rabbi injured in the the deadly synagogue shooting in california is speaking out about the harrowing moments the gunman opened fire on saturday. he also had a powerful message for the jewish community. >> after the shooter left, this terrorist left, i turned around to assess the situation and i walk into the lobby and i see lori laying on the tloor unkofl unconscious. it's the most heart wrenching sight i could have seen. i was frozen in time. i grabbed a prayer shawl and
wrapped my fingers with it. i'm bleeding all over the place. my congregation was gathered outside here. i said i got to do something. i got up on a chair right there and i looked at our congregation and i said, we are a jewish nation that will stand tall. we will not let anyone nor anything take us down. my missing finger will forever scar me physically, but it's going to remind me how heroic each one of us can be. we're all created in god's im e image. we are all partners in creation. no matter what faith or religion you're from, we all have to make this world a better place to prevent this from ever happening again. >> the victim in the shooting will be laid to rest later today. a shooting near topeka,
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>> welcome to monday, april 29th. hope you're coming off a great weekend. a nice live look outside city by the bay, san francisco. hoping for a nice workweek ahead. good morning to you. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. let's look at the weather this morning. how is it looking this week? >> it looks great this week. cooler temperatures. not sizzling. we start out with mostly clear skies. willow glen will stay in the low 50s after sun rise. we start to see the temperatures climbing, heading into the low 70s today. we'll talk about what's going to happen around the b