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the court turns him down. the court isn't actually turning him down. not yet. watch this space. watch this space. "first look" is up next. it's thursday, april 14th. right now on "first look," it is a game of military chicken between the world's greatest superpowers but why are the russians getting a little too close for comfort? tens of thousands turn out for bernie sanders and the donald stirs the delegate pot in pittsburgh. and a secret meeting with fox's megyn kelly. rewriting the record books as kobe calls it a career, and steph curry nails over 300 three-pointers. who earns what? we'll show you, "first look" starts right now. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for waking up
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with us. i'm betty nguyen. a st i can encount -- risky encounter between the two superpowers. russian fighter jets flying dangerously close to a destroyer in the baltic sea. now, u.s. officials are expressing deep concern over one of the most aggressive acts by russia. nbc's peter alexander has more. >> reporter: below the bridge wing. a pair of russian jets buzzing the "uss donald cook." the unarmed attack planes once striking within 30 feet. so low one official tells nbc news that it caused a wake in the water. these photos revealing how close they came. the fly-byes more than 30 in all between monday and tuesday. u.s. officials they the cook was in international waters 70 miles off the russian coast. the ship's commanding officer condemning the behavior as unsafe and unprofessional. watch the jets aggressively
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swooping in over the deck. simulating a maneuver that would be used in an attack. earlier a russian helicopter made seven passes above the cook, photographing the ship. the department of defense officials are taking note. >> i hear the russians are up to their old tricks again. >> reporter: the white house too. >> the russian military including russian military aircraft have come close enough to each other or have come close enough to other air and sea trachx -- traffic to raise serious safety concerns. >> reporter: the u.s. european command warned the russian jets' actions can unnecessarily escalate tensions and can cause serious injury or death. just last october two u.s. navy jets intercepted a pair of planes in the pacific ocean. four months earlier a russian jet in the black sea. it's happened before. but never like this. peter alexander, nbc news, washington. now to politics and new york city where bernie sanders held a massive rally for tens of thousands last night. >> jane and i left new york city
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when we were kids. it is great to be back! thank you. and when i look at an unbelievable crowd like this, i believe we're going to win here in new york next tuesday. >> the campaign estimates 27,000 people turned out including those who packed the streets surrounding washington square park. the busy vermont senator appeared on the is nightly show with larry wilmore where the native new yorker stood by his new york values. >> it's me, bernie brooklyn born sanders and guess what? ted cruz, i have new york values. and when you say having new york values is a bad thing, you insult my city, my state, my
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culture and my heritage. and the truth is, new york values are american values. there is no difference. >> and he dropped the mike. well, earlier in the day, sanders and democratic rival hillary clinton both took to the picket line showing solidarity with verizon's union workers who had just walked off the job to strike. the democratic candidates have their last debate tonight before next week's new york primary. chris matthews will have full post debate analysis on msnbc at 11:00 p.m. eastern. to the republican side now, it appears that donald trump and fox news host megyn kelly have buried the hatchet. the pair met yesterday in trump tower at ms. kelly's request presume my as part of her desire to have him on her fox network special airing in may. meanwhile, corey lewandowski will not be prosecuted over an incident last month involving former breitbart reporter
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michelle fields. nbc news has not independently confirmed the report which cites multiple unidentified sources. an official announcement is expected later today. according to fields. this comes as hundreds protested a trump rally yesterday in pittsburgh. the protests were reportedly mostly peaceful. and senator ted cruz said he is not ruling out marco rubio as a possible running mate. >> look, anyone would naturally look at marco as one of the people who would be a terrific person to consider for vp. we're in the process of considering a number of different options. >> you're not ruling it out? >> he would be someone that you would be a fool not to look at seriously. >> senator cruz and governor john kasich will appear in back-to-back town halls tonight on msnbc and it all starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern. well, did you see it? the end of an era in the nba. where even the president was
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just excited as the rest of us, tweeting big night of basketb l basketball, warriors chasing 73 and the farewell for an all-timer, kobe bryant. nba fans feeling like dancing i guess. first now to l.a. after a 20-year career scoring the third most points in league history, kobe bryant goes out on a high note. he scored 60 points on 50 shots and sticking it to the utah jazz in a 101-96 victory that left even some of the world's biggest stars speechless. kobe is just the fifth player in nba history to play 20 seasons and the first to do it with just one team. he has five championship rings, 18 all-star selections and 33,643 career points. he said this after the game. >> this has been absolutely beautiful, i can't believe it's come to an end. you guys will always be in my heart and i sincerely appreciate it. no words can describe how i feel about you guys. and thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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i love you guys! and i love you guys. >> wow, what a career. thanks for the memories, kobe. and just across the state, the other hottest ticket in the nation -- the feeling was electric in oakland where the warriors were chasing history. reigning mvp steph curry led golden state in their quest to beat if 20-year record that many thought was unbreakable. not only did they become the first team to win 73 games curry became the first player to name over 400 three-pointers in a single year. getting ten on the night and finishing with 402 to be exact. the warriors defeated the grizzlies 125-104 to rewrite the record books with 73 wins and just nine losses. and an excited president obama tweeted congrats to the warriors. a great group of guys on and off the court.
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if somebody had to break the bulls' record i'm glad it's then. the so-called affluenza teen has been sentenced to nearly two years in jail. ethan couch appeared in adult court on wednesday. the judge gave him 180 days of jail time for each of the people he killed in a drunk driving crash. >> you will remain in the county jail at this time. i want you to understand that. you're not getting out of jail today. >> you may recall that he received ten years probation after his lawyers argued his life of privilege left him with no sense of responsibility. well, he fled to mexico in december after violating his probation. but was found and returned to texas in january. we have new details in the shooting death of former nfl star will smith. and we're getting information on the preliminary autopsy report. also for the first time, his wife's account of the night her husband was killed and she was left badly wounded. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> reporter: through her
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attorney, racquel smith still recovering in the hospital from two gunshot wounds to her legs gave her first public account of the shooting death of her husband. former nfl star will smith. >> that night, as she always does, was protecting her. >> reporter: he says the summer driven by smith's alleged killer cardell hayes stopped suddenly. >> they slammed on their brakes, did not believe they hit the hummer. >> reporter: so they drove out. >> suddenly, this hummer drove up at a great speed behind them and rammed the back of their car. >> reporter: police say an argument between the two men escalated and hayes opened fire. >> we have evidence that showed no remorse whatsoever. that he stood over will smith's dead body. >> did mr. smith ever threaten to go get his gun inside the car? >> i am not aware of any threats by mr. smith to go get a gun. >> reporter: but on tuesday, police confirmed they discovered a fully loaded gun in smith's car. raising a number of questions including why it took
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investigators more than two days to find it. police say they needed time to methodically execute a search warrant. the coroner said that smith was shot seven times in the back, once in the left side of his chest. and for the first time we're hearing from the attorney of hays' passenger. who calls this justifiable homicide. smith had a gun and was going to shoot it and cardell may have saved both of their lives the attorney tells nbc news. we assume will smith is a saint, but he's not. a public viewing for smith now scheduled for friday as the investigation into his final moments intensifies. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. >> hi, good morning to you. futures are slightly lower on wall street, but the major averages cruised to 2016 highs with financials leading the rally. related to jobless claims and earnings from bank of america and wells fargo.
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gaining 187 points and the nasdaq up 75. and meanwhile there's still 85 million takata air bag inflaters that have not been recalled. so far about 29 million have been recalled by 14 automakers. takata has until 2019 to demonstrate all unrecalled ones are safe. and dish network sling tv launching a multistream version that includes service from 21st century fox. it allows streaming on multiple devices but the new service will not offer disney's channels including espn. back over to you. >> thank you so much. and one of the world's biggest musicians just cancelled a concert because of north carolina's lgbt law. plus, tsa turmoil. airlines speak out against unbearably long lines. you're watching "first look."
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southeast today. not the heavy rains like yesterday, but especially down around new orleans, some downpours now. that will move along i-10. so panama city won't get too much rain today, but we can pick up another inch in the areas. not good beach area from mobile to pensacola, even jacksonville, florida, some clouds too. beautiful from texas up to minneapolis. a cold start in the areas of the northeast and then the warmer air moves in in the days ahead. we'll watch beautiful conditions. st. louis up to minneapolis. the nice stuff comes on saturday from the great lakes all the way into areas starting to move into the ohio valley and then by sunday, betty, it heads for the northeast. >> oh, yes. bring on sunday. i wish it was just sunday. i wish it started friday. we'll take what we can get, right. if you think the airport security lines are bad now wait until this summer that's the warning from american airlines after nearly 7,000 people missed their flights during spring
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break. airports across the nation are now threatening the tsa telling them to replace their missing staff or be replaced by private contractors. meanwhile, the fight over lgbt rights raged on across the south. the latest fight in south carolina over a bill that would require transgendered people to use public restrooms matching their sex at birth, a majority of critics slammed the bill saying it mimics north carolina's anti-transgender law. even ringo starr took action on wednesday, canceling a june performance in north carolina over the state's bathroom bill, stating quote, i'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area but we need to take a stand against this hatred, spread peace and love. louisiana's lgbt community did win some protections after the governor issued an executive order on wednesday, barring discrimination against gay
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possible donald trump presidency saying it should not happen. they attack his rhetoric and accuse him of running quote, a campaign of sexism, si know phobia, racism, violence and hate. remember when ted cruz went to a matzo factory last week? now it's john kasich's turn. after making matzo, he met with jewish students and proceeded to lecture them on scripture. yes, it is as weird as it sounds. >> you know what i like? >> who? >> joseph. you guys like joseph? you studied joseph? god meant it for good, did you know that? >> yes. >> did you know this? >> yes. >> and that's how the jews got to egypt, right? did you know that? >> yes. >> yes. >> joshua was another great leader. you know about joshua? >> he was the disciple of moses. >> i know he was. i know that. >> all righty then. check it out, that is
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91-year-old former president george h.w. bush throwing out the first pitch at the houston astros game. hey, looks like a strike to me. good for him. remember bono's unique plan to fight isis that we told you about yesterday? well, jimmy kimmel thinks the plan needs some tweaks. >> bono from u2 spoke before a u.s. senate sub committee yesterday where he suggested and this is true, that the best way to stop violent extremists is with comedy. he said laughing at the people takes the power away and he suggested that we send comedians like chris rock, amy schumer and sacha baron cohen to the middle east, which -- maybe we start with bill cosby and see that works. >> whoa. he went there. okay. so this is the end of your morning dish of "scrambled politics." we'll leave that one right there on the table. jonathan allen, in washington, he joins me now this morning.
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roll call columnist and best selling author. good morning to you. >> good morning, betty. thank you for not asking me to comment on that. >> i'm going to leave that alone. we'll move straightforward. and let me ask you this, could bernie sanders turn things around in the new york primary? massive crowds turned out, nearly 30,000 last night. >> well, those are amazing images there in -- i guess it's in greenwich village near nyu. 27,000 estimated to be in the park and around it. it's a ton of people, but that's not a ton of votes compared to the number of people who will vote in new york and there are people there who probably won't vote. look, bernie sanders has an opportunity. there's a debate tonight. he's got a lot of energy around his campaign. but polling suggests that he's still got an uphill battle there. >> i wanted to ask you about that debate. is this a make it or break it debate for sanders tonight? how important is this primary for him to really try to up
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those numbers? >> you know, to borrow a term from the game hearts, in order for him to win the nomination he has to shoot the moon. he has to win new york by 15 or 20 points, he has to do that with a lot of the big states left on the map. it's inlikely. that said, any time there's a debate there's an opportunity for a candidate to make themselves look more presidential and an opportunity for their rival to slip and fall. to hurt themselves in the eyes of voters so there's opportunity there. of course sanders' image reminds me i was at a nationals baseball game the other night. looked like there were 6,000 people in the park. that looked like a clinton rally. bernie sanders looks like he's got the entire world in that park. >> good point there. all right, let's shift gears. donald trump still mad about the delegate game in colorado. he is not letting this go. he says the rules did change in colorado shortly after he entered the race in june. is that true? >> you know, i'm not sure that it's related entirely to donald trump. and look, the whole complaint here that he can't win or that
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the game is rigged against him here at the end of the cycle is basically his frustration at not being able to win enough delegates to win the nomination outright. the rules have been on the ta e table, even if they changed a little bit after he started, they have been that way for a long time. >> all right. jonathan allen, breaking it down for us today. have a great day. >> you too, betty. just ahead, the inside scoop on how much money celebrities are making. did leonardo dicaprio come out on top or was it lady gaga? find out after this break. hey sweetie, it's time.
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you know it's something that we all want to know, right? how much money is sitting in your favorite celebrities' bank account? well, parade magazine released a statement. >> thanks to parade magazines annual what people earn issue we're finding out exactly how much cash the stars are pulling in. both lady gaga and leonardo dicaprio have had an incredibly successful year. ga-ga with her emmy winning role on "american horror story." >> you were my fondest creation. >> and leo with an oscar win for the revenant. >> but it's actually lady gaga who is estimated to rake in more cash, $59 million to be exact.
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but leo still bringing in 29 mill. taylor swift and rapper jay z -- it's taylor swift who rakes in the most. >> that's wild. >> she's estimated at a cool $80 million and that's just for one year. "way too early" starts right now. it's official, number 73. the greatest regular season in nba history now belongs to the 2016 golden state warriors. >> a basket equals a 50-point game. kobe underneath. he's got 51. bryant, on its way. it's a one-point game. you are watching one of the greatest performances in the history of his game. >> wow. what an historic night of hoops. kobe bryant end his legendary career with a season high 60
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points as steph curry leads his golden state warriors to the greatest regular season in nba history. on the other side of the country, bernie sanders rallies one of the biggest crowds yet with reported 27,000 people filling new york city's iconic park. plus, major developments expected in the criminal case of donald trump's campaign manager. a decision on the battery charge against him could come as early as today. it is 5:30 here on the weea coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." >> hey, there, good morning. it's thursday, april 14th. i'm alex witt. it was a tale of two rallies, one in the heart of new york city. bernie sanders down double digits in the polls to hillary cln


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