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good morning. it's a girl. the duchess of cambridge gives birth to a new princess two and a half hours after arriving at the hospital. prince william by her side at the hospital. charged and released. the fst look at the baltimore police officers charged in connection of the death of freddie gray. they face manslaughter and assault and misconduct as the residents celebrate the news. we will speak with the prosecutor who is promising justice. fire ball. flames erupt and quickly spread out of control at the recycling plant in columbus ohio. residents are told to stay inside. this morning, firefighters still battling the blaze that started more than 15 hours ago.
and sports spectacular. it is one of the biggest weekend ever for sports fans. from the kentucky derby to the nfl draft and basketball and hockey playoffs and the biggest battle of all. the fight of the century. manny pacquiao versus floyd mayweather jr. today, saturday may 2nd 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm thomas roberts in for lester who will join us from baltimore. we have dylan dreyer live at churchill downs where the 141st running of the kentucky derby will take place later today. we see you have a nice fascinator right there. >> we have been taking bets. >> the fascinator.
the duchess of cambridge giving birth to a baby girl an hour ago. >> she went into the hospital at 1:00 london time. the princess weighs 8 pounds and 3 ounces. the big question now we know it is a girl the name. we don't know that yet. we know there are plenty of celebrations in store in london. bells will ring at westminster abbey. the streets and the london eye will be lit in that color to celebrate the birth of the new princess. >> we have two guards standing watch outside of the private wing of the hospital where kate has been in labor. nbc's kelly cobiella is live as well. kelly, good morning. royal baby watch is over. >> reporter: it is over. what a cheer you heard through the crowd this morning when the announcement was made. that was the first indication we got of the royal fans letting out a roar. before we knew it we had an announcement from kensington
palace saying a baby girl had been born. prince william drove kate to the hospital early this morning london time. just two and a half hours later, she gave birth to a princess. prince george's reign as an only child is over. his baby sister arrived a short time ago. kensington palace tweeting her royal highness safely delivered a daughter at 8:34 a.m. new princess will knock uncle harry down to fifth in line for the throne. the new king or queen order, charles and william and prince george and his little sister and finally prince harry. betting on the baby's gender was heavy. most thinking the baby would be a girl. and they were right. now the happy family is resting comfortably at the same hospital
where prince william was born and prince harry two years later. like harry, the new royal will be a spare to the heir. a role that has its own responsibilities. but for now, it's time to celebrate the newest members of the royal family. so what's next? the town cryer made the big announcement in front of the hospital. well wishers are gathering here and at buckingham palace awaiting for the proclamation at the spot. once again, back to the hospital here. when george was born prince william and kate stayed the night with prince george and coming out the front door to a huge line of cameras the next day introducing him to the world. we know they will be leaving through the front door. we just don't know when.
will it be today or tomorrow? of course the other big question mark. the name. alice, charlotte, elizabeth? we don't know. erica and thomas? >> exactly. thank you. kelly cobiella thank you. we have royal expert with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> this all happened quickly from the time we got the notice until we got the birth announcement which was exciting. people have been waiting. do we know the big question? the name. do we have a sense of the timing on when we may know? >> reporter: no sense at all. we will probably get an indication today. my sources are suggesting that kate will leave here at some point today. this will be done and dusted by this evening. she has given birth in quick time. two and a half hours. not say that made it easy. labor is never easy.
sources here is a the picture is changing rapidly. it would not be a surprise for parents out there that this couple may want to leave sooner or later to introduce the little girl to her brother prince george. any parents know that is the important focus for new parents of a second child. they want to introduce the newborn to the existing child and they want to do that away from the media. kate could come in here this morning and have the baby and be back at home time for dinner that could be something, couldn't it? >> that would be a lot. as a woman who had two babies more power to her if she can pull that off. when you talk about george and visitors. in her leaving as soon as tonight, is that more of an effort to keep the cameras off george and allow them a better or comfortable visiting time with parents as opposed to having everybody come to the hospital? >> reporter: possibly yes.
kensington palace is not confirming if prince george is brought here by the nanny or charles and camilla. remember two years ago, almost, we did have the middletons coming in and charles coming to the hospital. this is different. the focus is on prince george and making sure the introduction is smooth. that said prince william did visit prince harry, born a saturday all those years ago. they may want to repeat history. it is a rapidly moving process behind closed doors. they are making decisions by the minute. >> everybody awaiting news of the name. have we heard anything from the queen? any reaction? >> reporter: well, we know the queen was one of the first to be informed. william informed close family and friends of the baby and before the press found out. she is at richmond castle 200
miles north on a military engagement with the duke of york. she will be kept abreast of the situation. prince charles always wanted a baby granddaughter. >> camilla, thank you. we want to head to baltimore with a relative night of calm after the arrest of six officers in the death of freddie gray. they were all charged. in just a moment we will speak to the state attorney who brought charges against the officers. we begin with lester who spent a good deal of time in baltimore covering the story for us. lester you were there for "nightly news" last night. good morning. nice to have you with us. >> reporter: good morning, erica. those who expected charges, were stunned by how quickly they came down and laid out a very disturbing scenario. it says freddie gray's neck was broken after being face down in
the police wagon. he was shackled and there was no seatbelt. the officers charged had several opportunities to render him medical aid and failed to do so. the six accused officers scene in the mug shots released friday. their arrests come 19 days after their part in the arrest of freddie gray for carrying a knife at the city's chief prosecutor says was not illegal. >> lieutenant rice officer miller and officer nero failed to establish probable cause for mr. gray's arrest. no crime had been committed by mr. gray. >> reporter: state's attorney marilyn mosby says the officers ignored the pleas for help as he was held face down on the pavement. he was loaded face down on the floor of the van and his request for a doctor was denied. >> he suffered a critical neck injury as a result of handcuffed
and shackle by his feet and unrestrained in the wagon. >> reporter: video shows officers did stop the van at one point to check on gray but allegedly, he receives no help. it's when officers stopped to pick up another prisoner, they discover gray is unconscious and call a medic. the van driver faces the most serious charge. second-degree murder. four also charged with involuntary manslaughter. three with false imprisonment. all accused of assault and misconduct. baltimore police union leaders are demanding a special prosecutor take over the case. >> i have never seen such a hurried rush to file criminal charges. >> reporter: gray's family welcome the charges. >> today is a momentous step on the road to justice. >> reporter: some celebrations of the arrest turned ugly friday night when a few protesters defied the citywide curfew clashing with police. still, in contrast to tuesday's
broader violence. gray's death has only reinforced distrust of police in some baltimore communities. including latish walker's youngest son. >> what are you afraid of? >> i don't know. i'm scared. >> it is difficult how to behave when they are not doing anything wrong. >> reporter: another large demonstration planned here today. it was to be a protest. organizers are calling it a victory rally. they anticipate as many as 10,000 erica. >> lester you mentioned and we saw overnight, a fairly calm and peaceful reaction. i still notice it looks like a tank behind you. is that what we are seeing? >> reporter: behind me well this is where that skermish took place in front of city hall. national guard maintaining this line here. calm at this hour of the morning. we expect a lot of people for the rally later.
>> it will be busy. lester nice to have you with us. thank you. >> marilyn mosby is the state attorney handling the case. you heard her in lester's piece. marilyn, it is great to have you here. police are coming out and the fop and union saying this is an egregious rush to charge the six officers. how do you respond? >> i think that is absurd. for my investigative team from the beginning and at the outset we sent investigators and we spent between 12 and 14 hours a day trying to get to the bottom of this and what happened in this case. the baltimore police department dedicated about 50 detectives to try to get to the bottom of the case. i think that is absolutely absurd. >> when you say that is absurd and you talk about the fact you did your independent investigation, i have the statement of charges here that talks about the fact that
freddie was charged with a switch blade or spring-activated knife. has your office seen the evidence? have you seen the evidence and you know for yourself this was not an unlawful knife? >> what i can tell you is exactly what i stated yesterday. what's in the statement of probable cause. i can tell you we did an independent investigation, my investigators went to the scene and spoke to witnesses. i went to the scene. i spoke to witnesses. i can't get too far into the details of the case because it is a pending matter. i can tell you that everything that is indicated in the statement of probable cause is accurate. >> so mrs. mosby, let me ask you about the neighborhood where freddie was apprehended. i was in baltimore all week. on most of the corners of buildings there, there are citywide cameras. in the spot there is a camera there as well. there is no video that exists of his full takedown and arrest from that camera correct?
>> i can't tell you what evidence we have. again, this is a pending investigation. i can tell you that we reviewed hours of cctv footage. >> let's talk about one thing you have been combating against the fact there are people from the fraternal order of police saying there is a conflict of interest because your husband is a council member and you live in the district where freddie gray lives and grew up. what do you say in response to that? can you handle this on your own? >> i say that is absolutely absurd. i am the baltimore city state's attorney. i prosecute every crime within the jurisdiction of baltimore city including my own jurisdiction. i live in the heart of west baltimore raising two girls. i don't see what the conflict of interest is. i have to prosecute every crime that takes place in the city of baltimore. >> marilyn mosby. >> my husband is a lawmaker and i enforce the laws.
>> marilyn mosby, thank you for taking time. we appreciate it. there is an urgent appeal for help in the area of nepal after the devastation and earthquake. sheinelle is following that for us. >> good morning. officials say many survivors of last week's earthquake are still cut off from help and in desperate need of food and tents. this as u.n. officials say aid is held up at customs. u.s. marines are set to help with relief operations today. thing death toll is now close to 7,000. a dangerous warehouse fire is burning in ohio this morning. authorities are asking people living near a columbus recycling plant to stay inside shut the windows or find shelter. fire officials warn smoke from the fire is toxic. the fire broke out friday and is still burning. it will likely take the weekend to put out the flames. thousand are without power. b.b. king says he is
receiving hospice care at home in las vegas. the 89-year-old posted the news on his web site friday. back in october, the rock 'n' roll hall of famer canceled shows. he was diagnosed with diabetes decades ago. and yankees alex rodriguez tied willie mays for fourth place in major league history with the 660th home run. rodriguez was pinch hitting in the eighth inning tie in fenway on friday. it led to a 3-2 victory. rodriguez is playing his first season since suspended last season in the doping scandal. back to you. >> a major accomplishment. a-rod is back. yankees fans are forgiving him. it happened at fenway. >> thanks sheinelle. dylan is in kentucky this morning for the 141st running of the kentucky derby later today. looking fabulous with that hat. >> in her derby wear.
>> it's another hat. she has done a fashion change since the top of the show. >> this is a bigger hat. let's be honest that's why i'm here. i'm here to showcase. >> i have my eyes on you, dylan. i see what you're doing. >> yes, just watch. they'll change throughout the show. that's why i'm here. the 141st running of the kentucky derby as churchill downs. it is the longest continually run sporting event and fastest two minutes in sports. we are looking for a gorgeous day here in louisville kentucky where temperatures will eventually warm up. i'm trying to pretend it is warm. it is a chilly morning. we will see lots of sunshine. temperatures in the mid-70s. we had rain on thursday. that was it for this weekend. we are looking at just a gorgeous temperature for the race later today. mid-70s by this evening. we are looking at a nice warm up
across the eastern half of the country. from coast to coast, temperatures will get above average. we are looking at highs in chicago in the 70s. we'll tap out in the 60s in new york city. in the 70s in new york city tomorrow. gorgeous weather across the country all weekend good saturday morning, meteorologist michelle grossman. a milder day today 70 to 73 right around 72 in philadelphia. tracking the slightest chance for a spotty shower later on this afternoon. by sunday beautiful day, lots of sunshine light winds, 78 degrees. lots of sunshine on monday, 82. a front moves through on tuesday, brings the chance of a shower possibly a thunderstorm, around 80 and we drop it back into the 80s on thursday, mostly sunny skies. latest forecast. guys i'll have more coming up from here at churchill downs. >> i like the hat for the record. >> i do. do you have an intern with you
that is changing hats and helping you with this or are you on hat duty all alone? >> they have just on head bands. they are easy to pop on. >> secrets behind the scenes. i love that. >> dylan, thanks. nbc is your home for the kentucky derby. coverage begins at noon on nbc sports. you can watch the running live here on nbc. coming up caught up on the week in news. a busy one from the unbelievable stories of survival in nepal to our lip sync with hoda. but first this is "today" on nbc.
same-sex marriage and nik wallenda's stunt. we start with the headlines all week long. the fallout of the death of freddie gray. >> chaos, violence in baltimore over the death of freddie gray. >> angry mobs from store to store, destroying police cars and attacking officers. this completed senior center turned into an inferno. >> the surprise announcement calling for the arrest of six officers. >> we have probable cause to file charges. overseas search and rescue teams. >> death toll spiked above of 6,000. >> this is the moment nepal was brought to its knees. >> climbers on mt. everest felt the earthquake. >> then the avalanche. the moment of impact camptured on video. >> and a tale of survival.
a 15-year-old hotel worker found alive after being trapped for five days. >> six perilous hours into the rescue this is the moment to rally the region. >> it's a miracle. statements in the long awaited trial of james holmes. >> three years ago, the batman movie just start. >> he pointed down to the ground looking for other people. >> did he cooperate? >> yes. >> he looked like he was taking it all in. supreme court justices will weigh the arguments in the case that could bring same-sex marriage to all 50 states. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> marriage brings together men and women. >> passions that broke out inside the chamber as security officers rushed to pull out a rare protester interrupting the arguments. >> the court seemed split 4-4
with likely anthony kennedy with the split vote. and nik wallenda walking the orlando eye for the record. >> let's get it started. >> here we go. >> it's spinning toward him. >> there's a lot of moisture. you can see it rolling under my feet. >> he's hyperventilating. >> may be close to reaching his goal. >> looks like he's there. nik, congratulations. and an epic lip sync battle. >> hoda kotb. ♪ when a girl walks in with an itty bitty thing in your face ♪ ♪ >> no contest, hoda of course was crowned the winner. >> way to go hoda. >> there was no contest with hoda. >> brilliant. >> she owned it. >> we admitted that.
i never heard of the song when i first started here. hoda said i want you to hear this song. it will be big. she knew every word of it then. obviously it is huge. this was her time. she was so good. >> his first song you didn't know the words. where hoda knew every word to "baby got back." >> that's what the microphone is for. to hide. >> that's your girl. >> congratulations to her. still to come on "today," you will never guess what is trending on social media. royal baby. we are back with the crowds in buckingham palace in anticipation of the birth announcement. the easel getting ready for the proclamation. we are getting ready for the fight of the century in vegas. as floyd mayweather jr. and manny pacquiao. we put the emphasis on the wrong
syllable. one week after announcing he the breaking news we're following is a deadly accident. a driver is dead three construction workers are hurt. the accident happened right around 6:30 this morning, so about an hour ago in the eastbound lanes of pennsylvania turnpike. traffic right now is being detoured. we have a crew on the way to the scene. we'll keep you posted as soon as we get some more information. you can get updates on the nbc news app and nbc.com. let's get an update on the weather from meteorologist michelle grossman. we're off to a pretty decent start. >> we are. a little cool and a few clouds but we're going to see a pretty
decent afternoon. we're looking at temperatures mainly in the 40s to the north and west 47 in allentown, made it to the 50 degree mark in philadelphia, 45 in melville and 48 in wildwood. temperatures up to 72 may see an isolated shower in some spots, very spotty very brief. and into the 80s on monday and tuesday. tuesday a few showers, possibly a thunderstorm. >> we are learning more about this crash involving a military humvee on the new jersey turnpike. six were injured and are being treated at a hospital in trenton. skyforce10 was over the scene near exit 7 on the turnpike late last night. a car collided with the humvee. the southbound lanes were closed but now are open again. i'm rosemary connors. i'll see you back here in about
back now on a saturday morning. it is may 2nd, 2015. otherwise known aspirin princess day. a live look at buckingham palace. the easel is there. you may not be able to see it because of all of the people waiting the announcement of the royal. duchess kate giving birth to a baby girl a few hours ago. there is the shot of the hospital. >> it is sweeping news. we wait on word for a name. will the princess be named after diana? nbc's kelly cobiella is outside the hospital. kelly, if past is prologue there will be a scene of seeing the baby first and the day after
with the name. >> reporter: that is right. when george was born it happened in three days. born on the 22nd. kate and william stayed overnight. they arrived through the front door the next day. spoke to the media as you remember and the third day, after george was born we got to hear the name. will that be the same this time? we simply don't know. this is a quick birth. quicker than george. kate was in labor with george for 10 and 1/2 hours. she had a princess just hours after arriving from the hospital. people have gathered at buckingham palace awaiting for the next official moment where the baby announcement. the paper proclamation will be placed on the easel at buckingham palace. a tweet from the prime minister offering his congratulations.
it's a princess from celebrities like simon cowell. even the royal navy spelled out sister on the deck of one of their ships. again, the wait as word continues outside the hospital, we know there is a princess in the royal family. the first princess born into the royal family in 25 years. will it be princess alice or princess charlotte? >> kelly cobiella thanks. my mom keeps texting me. i was the second baby in our family. 21 hours for me. >> a long time. >> how long were you? baby two? >> probably took -- i can't remember. how terrible. it took a while. >> i would say about 15 hours from the time my water broke until sawyer arrived. the first was longer. >> it was hours. it was a foggy time. >> there is a reason those times are foggy. >> i won't ask to see baby
pictures on your phone. >> i have the pictures. >> if you had given birth, you would forget too. >> never going to happen. that's why men don't give birth. >> this is why the human race continues. >> that's why. turning now to a totally different topic. growing anticipation for the big battle. the fight with floyd mayweather jr. and manny pacquiao. boxing fans say this is one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport. it is certainly one people have been waiting years to watch. it comes with a huge pay day. how huge? hundreds of millions of dollars for the fighters and revenue. there are a few critics. nbc's ron mott is in las vegas this morning. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. we are outside new york new york hotel. the fight taking place at the mgm grand. a lot of folks watching. there will be critics of the
fight because questions of floyd mayweather and his history. it's a marketing marvel. two of boxing giants. floyd mayweather jr. and manny pacquiao facing off finally. both staring at record pay days. well beyond $100 million each. bet bettors in vegas are cashing in. >> a lot of bets still to come. six or seven figures. the money is flowing. >> reporter: the fight's worldwide appeal is confirmation of mayweather's standing as the top earning athlete. impressive given his past. he served in jail for domestic violence years ago with multiple arrests on his record. yet, he remains a box office magnet. ap's tim dalgren wrote about it. despite the violent encounters
even as the protest grows on social media. #no maypac. >> this is boxing. it is free market. floyd's out in the free market. he will make $180 million. >> the 11-time world champion. >> reporter: a packed out for friday's weigh-in. usually overlooked formality turned into a money maker for the charities. come tonight, the arena will be jammed with fans and a-list celebrities making the super bowl seem cheap with people asking for tens of thousands for a floor seat. mayweather has laughed his way to an eye opening bank roll during his career. regularly posting photos on social media. undefeated in the ring leaving the public to decide what matters most. >> people want to see him fight. people want to see him get beat. he can profit both ways from that. >> reporter: now the winter of the fight is likely to be
crowned the best pound per pound fighter. it could have an impact on where the sport goes in the future. erica. >> ron mott thank you. >> i wonder what they are doing in this moment. you sleep? do you prepare? >> what do you do to prepare? >> stretch. >> you know what they are doing? they are waiting for the name of the baby. >> that's right. >> it will be long. we have the announcement up here on the easel. the official birth notice moments ago outside buckingham palace. we will have more in the next half hour. place your bets on the name. >> going to see that is like the mona lisa postage stamp. people want to wait to see that 11 inch piece of paper. dylan is standing by with another look at the weather from churchill downs. and another hat. >> and a taller hat.
height is in this year. height and bright colors. you are asking what the fighters are doing right now. i know what the horses are doing. they are getting a couple of laps and getting warmed up for the 141st kentucky derby later on today. everybody has their warm up routine. we are watching the horses in louisville kentucky. weather wise it looks fantastic here and across most of the country, it looks nice. we have an area of low pressure in the rockies. we have a couple of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. that is the only place besides southern florida where we will see any activity. on sunday unsettled. we are not looking at widespread thunderstorms, but stronger storms with gusty winds. elsewhere, high pressure is in control. temperatures starting to warm up above average. in the 70s in the midwest. 60s today in the northeast and warmer tomorrow. good saturday morning.
meteorologist michelle grossman. a mild areer day today. milder and warmer on sunday. tracking a slight chance for a shower later on this afternoon. light winds 78 degrees and summer-like during your work week. lots of sunshine on monday 82. a chance of a shower possibly a thunderstorm, high of 80 on tuesday. and wednesday we drop back into the 8 on thursday, mostly sunny skies. so you know when you watch a horse race and you hear the names. the names are not easy. we have the horse race caller. is that what you're called? >> track announcer. >> that sounds better. you are going to do your first kentucky derby today. >> yes. >> you must be thrilled. >> dream of a lifetime. calling the kentucky derby is like playing in the super bowl. >> i did not introduce you. travis. how do you start it off when the race starts?
>> when the gates open, you have to say and they're off in the kentucky derby. >> and they're off in the kentucky derby. you sound. >> and they're off in the kentucky derby. american pharoh breaks best. >> that's good. american pharoh is a front runner for the race. guys back to you. >> we're betting. we look forward to hat number four. we think hat number three looks like a plate. >> or a satellite dish. a green one. >> do you get reception for twitter? it is fantastic. >> dylan, thank you so much. we will talk shortly. also ahead, this story. bruce jenner facing a major
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we are back on a saturday morning with the happiest of endings for a young man who wanted a family. shechbs sheinelle. >> you might remember damian. he stood up in front of a church last year and pleaded for a family. well this morning, he is home with his new family. nobody can say damian had it easy. it has been a long, rough road. 17 years. he admits it has taken a toll. >> i have pent up emotions. i can give feelings to other people. i can take them back. >> born to a mother in prison he spent his entire life in florida's foster care system. well almost. two years ago. >> i was young.
15. >> a very grown up with a bible and suit, stood up and made a plea for a family. i'll take anyone. old or young. dad or mom. black, white, purple. i don't care. i would be appreciative. the best i can be. connie helps kids gets adopted. she has known him since he was 7. she was at the church that day. >> davion wanted a family so badly. we wanted to help him. >> in many ways connie knew him better than anyone. she saw something special in him. >> everyone adored him. it was hard for me to understand why he didn't have his family. >> after his appeal went viral, 10,000 people responded. for one reason for another, nothing panned out. so he called connie. no longer a case worker and asked if she would consider
adopting him. >> from that minute on he was 100% my son. period. >> last week it was official. he joined connie's family. a big brother to her son and two daughters. >> i would say don't give up. >> he is a man with a plan. he wants to go to college. first things first. >> i'm waiting to get my license. then i have freedom to go where i want to go. >> and the security to be able to come back home whenever he wants to do that. >> i look at the positive things. i feel good about myself. i know whom i i am and i love myself. >> he says what he did, he hopes to help other kids find homes. >> thanks sheinelle. still to come we have the incredible set of pipes. a 12-year-old sensation. have you heard? it's a girl. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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outside. >> looking good outside this morning. all weekend is looking great. more sunshine on sunday. we're looking at more cloud cover than sunshine. 52 right now in philadelphia 48 in melville. so a mild day today 72. may see an isolated shower this afternoon in spots. by sunday lots of sunshine, light winds, up to 78 degrees. into the 80s on monday with bright sunshine. tuesday a front comes through, and it's beautiful on thursday and friday. >> new from overnight philadelphia police are investigating a deadly crash in cobbs creek. police tell us one car ran into the side of another vehicle at 62nd and walnut street. it then flipped over and caught fire. two people in that first car were killed. the driver of the second vehicle has a broken arm and is at the hospital. our crew at the scene tells us a
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good morning. it is saturday may 2nd 2015. here is a look at the top stories. it's a girl. a new princess in london. the duchess of cambridge giving birth hours ago. which means prince george is now a big brother. we do not yet know the baby's name. we will be live in london for the royal baby details. charged and released. six baltimore police officers now facing a slew of charges in connection with the death of freddie gray. this morning, the state attorney leading the investigation promising justice will prevail. and sports spectacular. it is quite a weekend for sports fans everywhere. from the 141st running of the kentucky derby to playoffs in
basketball and hockey and of course what is billed as the fight of the century. the match up with floyd mayweather jr. and manny pacquiao in the battle with record pay days for both men. well . welcome back to "today." i'm erica hill alongside thomas roberts. dylan dreyer is at churchill downs getting ready for the kentucky derby which will happen later today. i think is some people on the plaza may share a birthday with a royal. >> a great birthday. 5-2-15. whose birthday is 5-2? happy birthday to your mom. turning 80. 5-2-15 is a good one. we talk about the crowd on the plaza. we are looking at the crowds swelling outside buckingham palace now the news is traveling of a new princess. duchess kate giving birth this
morning. kelly cobiella outside of the hospital in london. >> reporter: it happened quickly. all of the reporters and photographers waiting for the announcement and all of a sudden a roar coming from the royal fans. the announcement was made. a girl for prince william and duchess kate. her royal highness is doing well. prince william is at her side. drove her here to the hospital in london about 6:00 this morning london time. two and a half hours later, a princess was born. she gave birth to the 8 pound and 3 ounce baby girl. the official paper proclamation placed at buckingham palace. it states the baby's weight and gender of course a girl. no name as yet. the favorites have been alice and charlotte. it looks we have to wait to find out what the name is.
what happens next? there are celebrations throughout london. the tower bridge glowing pink. landmarks all of london decorated in pink today. also congratulations going out from world leaders and politicians and the royal navy getting into the act spelling out sister on the deck of a ship. when prince george was born he was born in the afternoon. kate and william stayed overnight and emerging the next morning talking to reporters. will that happen again? the short answer is yes, but we don't know when that will happen. they may come out that front door this afternoon, it may happen tomorrow. we do believe they will stop give us a view of the new baby princess and perhaps in another day or so we'll have a name as well. thomas erica, back to you. >> we will be anxiously
awaiting. >> place your bets kelly cobiella. thank you. back here at home more arrests in baltimore overnight during the protests in that city. sheinelle is giving us the update. >> good morning. at least 50 people were arrested after protests overnight in baltimore following the announcement of criminal charges in freddie gray's death. the six police officers charged in gray's death are out on bond this morning. on friday the city's chief prosecutor called gray's death a homicide. state's attorney marilyn mosby spoke earlier on "today." she spoke to those who say she has a conflict of interest with the gray family attorney and her husband a local lawmaker. >> i live in the heart of west baltimore raising two girls. i don't see what the conflict of interest is. i have to prosecute every time in the city of baltimore. >> later today, thousands are expected to march again in baltimore. what is being called a victory rally.
mayday issues. in seattle, protesters throwing rocks at police. police responded with pepper spray. at least 16 people were arrested. similar clashes broke out in portland oregon. earlier, several cities saw peaceful marching for workers rights. and hours to go before the fight of the century. manny pacquiao and floyd mayweather jr. weigh-ed in. pacquiao stepped in at 145 pounds. two below the limit. mayweather followed at 146 pounds. millions are expected to tune in tonight as they go toe-to-toe at the mgm grand. erica. sheinelle, thank you. >> a big weekend for betting. one down with the royal baby birth. >> two actually. it's not done. the fight. >> the fight coming up. >> we also have? >> churchill downs.
kentucky derby. let's get a check of the weather with dylan and another hat. this is number four. >> i like this one. >> i like you are keeping tally. it will be perfect here in the mid-70s and light winds and low humidity. as good as it gets for race day. we will get it again today. elsewhere, we are looking at nice weather with high pressure in control. it is warming up from west to east. we are not looking at more than a couple of showers in the rockies. a quiet weekend. good saturday morning. meteorologist michelle grossman. a moderate day today, 70 to 73. milder and warmer on sunday. tracking a slight chance for a spotty shower later on this afternoon. by sunday beautiful day, lots of sunshine light winds, 78 degrees. lots sunshine on monday 82. a front moves through on tuesday, brings the chance of a shower possibly a thunderstorm highs of 80.
and wednesday highs in the 80s, mostly sunny skies. now erica is jealous, but i'm the jersey girl of the bunch. we have richie sambora with us. good morning. a late night. >> yes. we did the barn stable. we jammed until 3:00 in the mortgage. morning. >> you jammed with this bad boy. the kentucky derby guitar for charity. how much did this go for? >> 27,5 for the diabetes foundation. >> you designed this with crystals. austrian crystals. >> yes. >> you are not here for the derby? >> no, actually i'm doing a fund-raiser for my daughter's high school. i already bet. yesterday, i won three races. >> you did go. leave while you are still ahead.
you excited for college? >> i'm nervous. >> you have a new album. >> new album. i'm working with a fantastic singer and songwriter. >> thank you so much for joining us. i know you were raising money for charity. we have woodford reserve raising money for charity. this is the 2,500 mint juleps. the best part about it ten of these made and 90 of these made. they almost sold out. i don't know if you want anymore to drink. >> no. >> hair of the dog this morning. back to you guys. >> i like it. hat number five looks like a leftover muppet. >> oh, snap. really? i thought you were going for a rock star dylan. >> i was going for rock star. >> here's the thing, don't let
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♪ can you believe it? that is the voice of a 12-year-old. a young girl a sixth grader who wowed the judges who won the judges on la voce. we have the hosts of the show. when you heard amanda sing on the show did you know right away that she was going to be the we knowinner? >> we have the inclination of who is in the finals.
we heard her and you will witnesses her voice. she is amazing. >> amanda you are 12. your birthday in july. your nerves are good to go? >> yes. >> what are you performing? >> "i will always love you" by whitney houston. >> here we go. ♪ i will always love you ♪ i will always love you ♪ ♪ you my darling you bittersweet
win. >> these kids coming here with the dream to become the next whitney houston or the next singer. she came in with the talent and beautiful smile and we knew she had the potential. here she is on the "today" show. >> you did a great job. your family is proud of you. congratulations, amanda. fantastic. we will send it to sheinelle in the orange room. she has "today's" plaza fan of the day. >> this is pam from mccarthur ohio. i heard you tell properducers 110 years ago. >> yes. you tell someone that they say oh you look good for your age. >> why don't you take it away. >> still to come on "today," the gang gets in the ring for boxing 101 with kid chocolate. but first. >> this is "today" on nbc.
we are just about 12 hours away from what is billed as the fight of the century. floyd mayweather jr. and manny pacquiao. >> who will win and how will they get in incredible shape to do this? here to tell us is professional boxer peter "kid chocolate" quillis. >> kid chocolate. i'll get my gloves on. you are changing faster than me. >> we're ready to go. >> you put your gloves on. why is it for people who are not familiar with boxing don't know about it. why is this match up a big deal tonight? >> because of the two fighters that are fighting. mayweather is undefeated. pacquiao has a global presence. to be honest people that never watch boxing will be tuning in
to the fight. a lot of a-list celebrities. high ticket event. this is the highest grossing event. >> hundreds of millions they will get paid. >> so much money. i asked the question earlier, what do you do in the moment? you have been in big fights before here on nbc. what do you do the morning of? >> you chill and relax and think about your strategy and be in a peaceful state. >> being zen. >> that is what it is about in boxing. >> one of the hardest parts. you are so worked up the morning of the fight. >> i'm looking forward to eating a good meal. you usually can't eat what you want before the match. >> that's true. >> to stay in shape. manny pacquiao is in great shape. floyd mayweather is in great shape. they have to be on a strict diet. >> mayweather is always in shape and training. he can eat what he wants.
>> can you show us something? i always wanted to do this. >> you make it like it is a person. go ahead. there you go. you want to use your jab a lot more. >> is this my jab. >> right hand double jab. >> there you go. >> boom. boom. everything is repetition in boxing. >> i'm not thinking about you. >> everything is what? >> repetition. practice it over and over. >> think of the old news directors you had. there you go. >> like old boyfriend. >> i'll go with you here. and the most important punch is your jab. >> like sheinelle? >> jab, jab, cross. jab, jab, cross. again. how about that? jab, cross, jab, cross. there you go. jab, cross. >> thomas. now to you. >> jump rope.
>> you have a wide move. >> this is the weight burner right here. >> i can do this. i can do this. hold on. >> okay, thomas. oh! >> i think you did. i think you did. >> you do the crossover. >> oh! >> can you do this? can you do this? how about that? irish step dancer? >> kid chocolate won that battle. >> that's good. good job. what do you think? all right. >> you get credit. >> the big question for you. who are you hooting for? >> i'll go with mayweather. we're from michigan. i tell you, it doesn't matter
about my personal favorite. >> is this a quick thing and you pay for it and it is over in two seconds? >> that is why we are all tuning in to see what happens. >> all right. we hope it goes the distance. especially people paying $100. >> watching from home. it will be worth it? >> yes. i'm going tonight. >> you are running to the airport? >> you're going? >> yes. >> that is awesome. >> let's get everybody jumping rope. >> all right. >> let's do this. >> i like it. >> thanks for coming in. that will do it for us on this saturday morning. tomorrow on "today," p what makes a woman beautiful? happiness. and energy. happiness is the most attractive form of beauty. the one that comes from deep within. discover rénergie lift multi-action our number one lifting and firming moisturizer from lancôme, to visibly tighten all facial zones. see younger-looking skin. this is what makes people remember you. rénergie lift multi-action. come in today and receive
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creek. we'll tell you what led to twisted metal and turned over vehicles. >> and into the low 70s today. your weekend warmup straight ahead. >> it's a girl it's a girl! >> the wait is over. britain is celebrating a new royal heir this morning's prince william and wife kate are the proud parents of a princess. just ahead how much she weighs and how mom and baby are doing. those stories and much more coming up next on nbc10news today at 8:30.
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we'll explain what happened that left two dead in a philadelphia neighborhood. >> we are beginning to warm up after some chilly conditions earlier this morning. here is a live look toward the ben franklin bridge in philadelphia where there is a mix of sun and clouds to start the weekend. good morning. this is nbc10 news today. michelle grossman is tracking the weekend forecast for us. nice weather today and even better tomorrow for the blue cross broad street run. >> temperatures are going to be nice a really nice race forecast. today not too bad either. we have a mixture of sun and clouds right now, a nice start to the day. temperatures have made it into the 50s in a lot of spots, 52 in philadelphia, 51 in northeast philadelphia, 54 in chester springs. to the north and west 15 in allentown, waking up in pottstown, 50 degrees. and to the south and east