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good morning. another about face. donald trump weighing in again with new stance on the hot button issue. >> at this moment, the laws are set. we have to leave it that way. >> is his campaign quick to jump in. saying he will work to change the laws if heecomes president as he avoids a stinging loss in wisconsin. and the race on the democratic side is turning nasty. bernie sanders saying they need an apology. it is all setting a stage for a major battle in the badger state. we're there live. this is spring? a bitter blast of cold about to hit millions from the midwest to
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the northeast. snow, below freezing temperatures and high winds making it feel like winter all over again. dylan is tracking it all. bull on the loose. a bull headed straight for the slaughterhouse gets a last-minute reprieve after breaking free. running through the streets of new york city. this morning, he can thank comedian jon stewart for a future that is looking brighter. golden no longer. the golden state warriors doing something they have not done for 14 months. losing a game at home by three points to the boston celtics. ending an incredible 54-game winning streak. today, saturday, april 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this
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saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. these people on the plaza had no idea they would get snow. >> why are you blaming me? >> we always blame you. >> if you blame her for the bad weather, you have to thank her for the nice weather. >> we will get to weather in just a bit. our top story is this all-out push for the wisconsin vote on tuesday. on the republican side, it is shaping up to be a critical test of the stop trump forces. now the republican frontrunner is on defense again for the stance on abortion. we have both the democratic and republican races. we have kerry sanders covering the story from wisconsin. good morning. >> good morning, erica. donald trump finds himself in the position of being on the
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offensive. this morning, on the unusual and uncomfortable position of defense after stumbles of talking about abortion that continually require clarification. >> reporter: for the second time this week, donald trump forced to back pedal in the abortion debate. and telling nbc news to air on sunday. >> at this moment, the laws are set. we have to leave it that way. >> reporter: trump campaign's releasing a clarification. stating mr. trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now until he is president. then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn. there is nothing new or different here. trump has had a rare week of relentless bad pr. highlighted by the town hall on msnbc with chris matthews.
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>> do you believe in punishment for abortion? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> reporter: today, trump will have three events in wisconsin. a marquette poll shows ted cruz with an almost ten-point lead over trump. and this week, cruz with the endorsement of scott walker. walker with a high approval rating among voters. >> when ted cruz is able it win, we are able to help him win. >> reporter: the gop establishment hopes an embarrassing loss in wisconsin could be their chance to derail trump's momentum going into the home state primary in new york. >> they should see the republican establishment was pushing back at donald trump. this is where they decided to do it and do it most effectively. >> reporter: now last night, president obama took a veiled
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swipe at donald trump who has said he would not oppose japan and south korea getting nuclear weapons. >> the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the korean peninsula or the world generally. >> how donald trump's statements on abortion could be interesting how it plays with women. of course, we know other candidates and in other political races found statements on abortion issue since the roe v. wade had an impact. >> kerry, thank you. >> this morning, the vermont senator insisting the clinton team owes his team an apology after she accused him of lying of her record.
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we have nbc's kristen welker in milwaukee. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you. secretary clinton hoped to be focussing on the general election. instead she is back here in wisconsin where she had added extra events to take on bernie sanders. where she shows no signs of backing down. >> thank you. thank you, green bay. >> reporter: bernie sanders hoping a win on tuesday in wisconsin will make it four straight victories after trouncing clinton in the western caucuses last weekend. and then he slammed clinton for accusing him of lying about her record in the exchange with a protester earlier this week. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. sick of it. >> secretary clinton owes us an apology. we were not lying. >> reporter: the clinton campaign refusing to apologize. with just three days to go until election day, sanders holds on
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to a four-point lead in the state clinton's team hoped to win. beating clinton here would give him greater momentum heading back to new york where sanders is closing in on clinton's lead. >> what i love about new york, you can knock us down, but you can't keep us down. >> reporter: greeting students at syracuse the day before the school plays in the final four. the democratic frontrunner identifying with the underdog. >> i said earlier today i am rooting for the home team. >> reporter: and taking it to sanders. >> my opponent talks about free college. you have to read the fine print. anytime anybody tells you something is free, ask for the details. >> reporter: money is still pouring into the sanders campaign. $44 million in march alone. >> why are you still undecided? >> because so far all i heard is a lot of rhetoric between the
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candidates. >> what do one of the candidates have to do to win your vote? >> talk about the issues. that's it. >> now if senator sanders wins in wisconsin, he will pick up more delegates. mostly he will pick up momentum heading into new york. both candidates have a party dinner here in milwaukee tonight. craig. >> kristen welker, thank you. >> josh barrough is a contributor for nbc. and joan walsh is a political analyst. nice to have both of you here with us this morning. when we look at the week that was for donald trump, a lot of bumps on the road. multiple comments and changes with abortion and issues with the campaign manager. it is not the first time, josh, we have seen donald trump change position and quickly on an issue. is anything different this time?
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>> i don't think nationally anything is different. i think people who care about the abortion issue or policy issues already were not with donald trump. trump is about mood affiliation. he is angry. i think he had a bad week in wisconsin. i think the fight he picked with scott walker is stupid. he attacked walker for not raising taxing. that is a weird thing to do in a republican primary. conservative talk radio is a force backing him usually. he will likely do badly wisconsin. we should not assume he will be punished nationally for these things. >> joan, trump's disapproval with women is continuing to plummet. quinnipiac says it is at 70% nationwide. >> negative. >> four years ago, mitt romney was about 40%. assuming he is the nominee, how
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does a candidate like this go on to win a general election? >> there is no way he does that. i disagree a bit with josh. i think the abortion comments will hurt him a little bit. anyone who is paying attention and has a feeling on abortion, pro or con, looks at that and says this man has never given this a thought in his entire privileged life. he used to be pro choice. now anti-abortion. he hasn't thought through why and what will happen. it really annoyed the pro life forces. they are mainly with ted cruz. i think it increases the notion along with his nuclear comments. this guy doesn't think things through well. >> when we look at the race in wisconsin, it's looking very good for ted cruz. if cruz pulls out a win, what does it mean? >> it depends. for one thing, this is probably ted cruz's second more favorable state on the map. only south dakota is better for
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him. we move into the northeast states which are more favorable to donald trump. it depends how much he wins. wisconsin allocating for the state. that is a rule that is favorable to donald trump. he tends to do well in states with few republican voters. you get as many for central milwaukee as a rural area of the state. if he loses, he will pick up delegates. if he loses by more than ten votes, he may be shutout. if he loses by single digits, you can chalk that up to this was not a good state. >> joan, quickly here on the democratic side, hillary clinton expected to lose in wisconsin. what, if anything, does that mean for new york? >> i don't think it means anything for new york. sanders has had hard time with other wins and building momentum. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. before you go outside, you may be want to bundle up. it is about to feel a lot more
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like winter. a big drop in temperatures in the middle of the country and then supposed to give a wintry blast to the northeast. dylan is tracking all of that. say it ain't so, dylan dreyer. >> it is april. we get the ups and downs. let's look at yesterday. new york made it to 79 degrees. 69 in boston. 83 in washington, d.c. yesterday. syracuse was up into the 60s. we got the polar vortex up to the north. it shifted a bit and pushed the jet stream to the south. by the time we get to tomorrow morning, look at some of the windchills. marquette, 9 degrees. windchill in detroit tomorrow morning, 14 degrees. saranac lake, 2 degrees. the windchill in new york tomorrow morning is 24. high temperature rebound a little. still about 10 to 15 degrees below average for highs. with the area of low pressure, two of them moving through the great lakes into the northeast. these can quick clipper systems to produce snow.
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lake-effect snow across michigan and western new york and western pennsylvania. another one sunday night into monday with light snow off lake ontario and lake erie. we could see snow falling in boston. we do not have a lot of accumulation. in new york, we could see 8 to 10 inches of snow because of the enhancement off the great lakes. parts of southern new england, a few inches of snow with the two clipper systems. boston could end up with 2 to 4 inches of snow. in new york, we will see the snow fall, but not looking for it to accumulate. dylan dreyer, thank you. >> shifting gears as we turn to a terrible incident in new mexico. a police duty accidentally opened fire on an under cover officer during a botched drug operation. that video just released as part of the settlement of the injured officer and city of albuquerque. a word of caution, ethe video i
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difficult to watch. here is nbc's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a small bust over a $60 drug deal. >> put your hands where i can see them. >> gun! >> reporter: then chaos. albuquerque police lieutenant greg brackel opened fire on what turned out to be his own undercover officer. video comes at the end of the 15-month investigation. lawyers say the lieutenant did not attend the morning briefing and should have known where his officer was sitting. >> i thought you were the bad guy. >> reporter: use of force experts are wondering why he approached the car. >> you have an officer with limited operation on an operation in progress. >> reporter: you hear the lieutenant sobbing. on the other side of the car, the suspect gets out begging not
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to get shot. >> i don't want to get shot by accident. >> reporter: the albuquerque police department promised more training and policy changes. the undercover officer will be given a $6.5 million settlement. he survived struck eight times through most of his major organs and losing 80% of his blood. the city paying for medical bills for the rest of his life. >> i remember several days after they had taken jacob off the ventilator and breathing on his own. i can remember verbatim every conversation. >> reporter: this case, another black mark against albuquerque police already under federal scrutiny of use of force after the series of high profile shootings of suspects. apd taking fire for shooting one of their own. for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc news. the alabama governor facing a second ethics complaint over potentially improper use of funds when he bought disposal
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cell phones as the calls for him to step down over an alleged affair grow louder. we get the latest from that from nbc's sarah dallof. >> reporter: the latest calls for impeachment, robert bentley is not backing down. >> nothing illegal or doing that would affect the people of alabama or my job. >> i have no intention of resigning. >> reporter: with the state ethics committee under way with the investigation, now federal investigators looking at possible misuse of funds by the governor and the allegations of him and top adviser rebecca mason. the phone calls between the two still grabbing headlines. the controversy spilling into the ink of political cartoons. the governor spent more than $1,700 on cell phones at best buy last year.
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the governor bought cheap disposal cell phones in may. governor bentley said all expenses were filed according to state laws and rules and regulations in the use of campaign funds. bentley and mason denied the relationship was physical. on wednesday, she resigned as political adviser. the fallout is not over. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing for the governor's resignation or impeachment. >> the governor needs to resign. >> he stands in front of the people analyze. >> reporter: for now, no end in sight for the controversy around the top leader in alabama. for "today," sarah dallof, nbc news. sarah young was washed overboard and spent away in the pacific. her teammates were able to pull her back aboard the boat an hour
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later. it is the second death in this year's race. los angeles police detectives say the knife found at the home of o.j. simpson was not the knife used to kill nicole brown simpson and ron goldm goldman. it was given to a retired police officer and recently turned over to detectives. an announcement by tiger woods. he will not compete in the masters next week. the 40-year-old is sitill recovering from the back surgeries last year. forecast for the masters. >> that's a long-range forecast. i'm not going to put my stamp on that yet. next weekend. let's focus on this weekend. >> the rest of the country? >> the rest of the country is looking okay minus the cold and snow in the great lakes.
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high pressure is in control. we don't have anything more than a passing cloud from the west coast to the plains. including the rockies. the temperatures will be in the 60s today. in the northern plains, chilly. minneapolis, 39 degrees for the high this of afternoon. with the colder winds over the unfrozen great lakes, we have lake-effect snow. down through florida, we could see strong storms later this afternoon. those could produce heavy downpours and gusty winds. temperatures in florida in e 80s.th good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist karen thomas. this morning on and off light shower activity but then strong winds developing later on today. we have a high wind warning in effect for all areas highlighted here starting at midnight tonight. we anticipate potentially damaging winds overnight tonight into early tomorrow. high temperature readings across the area 60 to 64 degrees but then the temperatures will be
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tumbling. temperatures subfreezing come tomorrow morning. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. you see a lot of unusual sights on the streets of new york city to say the least. even jade new yorkers were taken aback by this one. a bull roaming the streets of queens. if it wasn't for one quick thinking mediimmediat comedian, have come to a good close. sheinelle. >> he saw his shot at freedom and he difficult sihe decided t. luckily jon stewart was nearby. >> reporter: it may have been april fool's day, but this bull is foot loose and fancy free on the streets of new york city. this is frank, whose escape from the queens slaughterhouse on friday, captured the imagine of
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people everywhere and the animal lovers jon and tracey stewart. he made it to york college where officers traquilized him. the city has a history of livestock on the loose. freddie the cow took off before heading to a sanctuary in new jersey. activists bought him for $1,000. jon stewart had him eating out of his hand. the comedian and his wife partnered with a group to protect animals from cruelty. frank was loaded on the truck with the stewarts headed for greener pastures. a farm where he can run with the other bulls. >> the music. frank the bull was named by people at the sanctuary after frank lee morris who escaped from alcatraz in 1962.
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>> frank the bull. >> i didn't know frank lee morris. >> that's weird. >> i'm glad it had a happy ending. still to come on "today," our recap of headlines this week and one unbelievable guest on "wheel of fortune." and new information out on the zika virus. dr. natalie azar is here to tell us what we need to do to keep our families safe. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's 7:26 on this saturday. gray day out there. let's get a check of our forecast from first alert meteorologist karen thomas. good morning, karen. >> good morning. we sort of have a mixed bag when we look at our forecast today as we go outside. temperatures not doing too badly. mainly in the 50s. clouds and showers around as we look live. we see the gray skies and that will stay with us. later on tonight a high wind warning for all of the areas in yellow. that goes into effect tonight. so very, very strong winds overnight tonight into early tomorrow. for today, we'll stay with the morning showers. could lend us into the afternoon
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hours as well. but then those strong winds developing later on. rosemary? right now police in delaware are searching for a man who's wanted for murder. this is what we know. griffin is accused of shooting two men in wilmington early yesterday morning. one victim died. the other was wounded. police say griffin has ties to philadelphia. wildcats are just hours away from the final four. nova faces oklahoma tonight just after 6:00. the winner goes to the national championship game on monday night. our final four team coverage is in full swing today. keith jones, matt delucia, john clark are in houston with the wildcats. matt returns later this morning at 8:30. keith and john will be live later on today before and after the game right here on nbc 10. i'm rosemary connors. now back to the "today" show. have a good one.
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you're always in a good mood. i saw you behind trump on super tuesday. you looked like you were having a blast. you're having such a good time. were you being held hostage at the time? >> you know, this is what you would look like if you were standing behind jay leno when he was doing his monologue. >> i'm just saying, it is odd to have this thing behind you. >> i'm telling you. i like that. i like that. >> you don't find that distracting? >> no. >> that's funny. jimmy fallon having fun with governor chris christie. governor christie trying to explaining that expression
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behind donald trump. meanwhile, a fantastic crowd on the plaza. a lot of folks not dressed appropriately considering what's coming. >> it's not cold yet. >> they need their winter coats. we will head out soon on this saturday, april 2nd. >> craig melvin is concerned about the cold blast coming your way. >> that means you are an overachiever. here is what is making headlin headlines. candidates will cross wisconsin over the next few days before that state's primary on tuesday. as it stands now, ted cruz holds a lead over donald trump and john kasich. the state department says it will halt the internal investigation into mrs. clinton's e-mails on the private server. that decision comes at the request of the fbi which is doing the review. a spokesperson from the state department says it doesn't want to get in the way of the fbi
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investigation. and after an incredible run, the golden state warriors have their winning streak at home snapped on friday night. the warriors losing to the boston celtics. a very tight game. they lost by three points. 109-106. before that game, the warriors had 54 wins at home. still amazing run. >> yeah. >> to the "download." sheinelle is back with the recap. >> yes. donald trump turning heads and investigators still searching for terror suspects and matt lauer gave out savannah's e-mail to the delight of thousands. donald trump drops a bombshell in wisconsin. >> trump insisted if abortion were outlawed. women should be punished. >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yes. >> ten cents?
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ten years? >> i don't know. >> within hours, trump did a 190. if abortion was illegal, the doctor or person performing the act, they would be held responsible, not the woman. the setback in the terror attack in brussels. >> the only suspect accused of terrorist assassination, murder in connection with the brussels attack, freed. belgian media reported police believed faycel was the man in white. now the evidence against him is not there. >> drama on an egypt air flight hijacked. >> authorities say the hijacker mustafa demand the plane be diverted to cyprus. at 2:40 local time, he surrendered, but not before taking a selfie with a passenger. a buzz surrounding a baseball game, but not the good kind. >> the spring training game with chicago and seattle was delayed
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for five minutes sunday when a cloud of bees are swarmed the field. cubs outfielder jason heyward got stung more than ten times. rob effort santolli has this puzzle. can he guess it? >> port & starboard. >> and the little slip of the tongue from matt lauer when he gave out savannah guthrie's e-mail address. >> researchers discovered the difference between cat and dog people. it turns out that it is savannah's [ bleep ]. it turns out. >> you just gave out my e-mail address. >> i didn't mean to do that. your old e-mail address. >> my former e-mail address.
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and some april fools fun outside studio 1a. [ horn blows ] [ screams ] >> chance of thunder! >> what did he say? >> chance of thunder. >> i don't scream a lot. >> no, you don't. >> when you throw an air horn in the mix and some guy jumping out of the garbage can. >> what is amazing no one used profanity. >> there is one clip that couldn't be used from what i understand. >> were you ducking for cover? >> i go into fetal. that's my move on roller coasters, too. >> you watched the guy who got the "wheel of fortune" puzzle. >> i did. he was knocking off puzzles with two letters up there to the
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point where pat sajak was getting snarky with him. he knew his stuff. he won the whole thing. >> and excited about it. another check of the forecast? >> we have storms down through florida today. not as severe as the storms we have seen most of the week. you could see a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning. that is always dangerous. moving through jacksonville. we have a severe thunderstorm watch for the next several hours. we have a chance of storms to produce gusty winds and large hail is a possibility. also some brief flash flooding. thunderstorms are producing very heavy downpours. this will slowly move to the south today. we start to dry out. we don't have a huge risk of strong storms today, but a marginal risk of those locally damaging wind gusts and hail possible. we have the secondary cold front that will move in. this is the one that will usher in the arctic air. we are seeing the lake-effect snow in michigan where we could
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have higher snowfall totals. through the weekend, that snow could spread to upstate new york and new england where we could have several inches of snow especially in the lake-effect good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist karen thomas. this morning some on and off light shower activity but then strong winds developing later on today. we have a high wind warning in effect for all of the areas highlighted here starting at midnight tonight. we anticipate potentially damaging winds overnight tonight into early tomorrow. high temperature readings across the area 60 to 64 degrees but then the temperatures will be tumbling. temperatures subfreezing come tomorrow morning. and that's your latest foreca forecast. >> thank you, dylan. >> just ahead, with mosquitoes >> just ahead, with mosquitoes season fast approaching, we
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this morning in today's health, as spring is getting under way and mosquitoes are increasing. there is little information on the zika virus. on friday, the centers for disease control and prevention issued important information. we have dr. natalie azar here with us to tell us what it means. let's start with the recommendations. how worried should we be going into mosquito season in the country? >> you know, craig, difficult question to answer because we haven't seen any locally acquired infections from a mosquito infected with virus. all of the locally acquired infections have been sexually transmitted. we have been showing people a map for weeks showing where the cdc thinks the greatest likelihood of zika is in the united states. that area includes southern states, florida, texas, but
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we're also seeing the cdc expanding that scope a bit to include parts of the northeast. >> how do they come up with the map? how do they choose the states? >> based on climate. think about it. a mosquito, the reason we're concerned and pan americas effected is because the mosquito thrives in warm, moist area. areas high and dry, places in the midwest for example, don't need to be as concerned. >> if someone is diagnosed with the zika virus now, what is the cdc recommending? >> for women, if you are diagnosed with zika virus or symptoms consistent with zika, the recommendation is wait eight weeks before trying to conceive. if you are a man, who has been infected with zika virus, or had symptoms of zika, the recommendation is to wait six months. if you are a man and woman and have traveled to an area, but experienced no symptoms and have not been infected, the
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recommendation for men and women is to wait eight weeks. craig, i think it is important to make mention of a report that came out in the england journal last week that highlighted one case report of a pregnant woman where zika virus was detected up to ten weeks after exposure. i mention this because our guidance on waiting eight weeks right now for women is based on previously understanding how long the virus remains in the blood. i don't want to get mired down in the details, but it is important to highlight that guidance from the cdc will evolve and changing and they will update as new information is coming in. the cdc has not made a change in the recommendation, but understanding that pregnant women may harbor the virus for longer than we originally thought than 11 days. may change the guidance moving forward. as of today, this is the recommendation.
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we play along. sheinelle. >> can i read it off the screen? here we go. two truths and a lie. i never climbed a tree. i made my teacher cry in third grade and still feel horrible about it. >> i think you can climb a tree. >> all right. >> i think you could, too. you would still feel bad about something. you are the sweetest person ever. >> i think the tree is a lie. >> that is actually the truth. i never climbed a tree. >> dylan is right. >> the lie is a won a double dutch. i always wanted to double dutch. >> i could have sworn you told us. >> double dutch at heart. >> erica. >> my turn. in college, i drove a campus shuttle as a job. i have never been to disney. as a child, i was briefly part of the circus. >> i think the lie is you have never been to disney. >> i think you were probably part of the circus. i'll go with the second one,
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too. >> disney. >> disney? >> i've never been to disney. >> you? >> no. >> we're very excited. >> you're lie was the college. >> i did not drive the campus study bus. i worked in the scholar's office. my sister did drive the shuttle at uconn. she had to have a special license. >> my three, i studies magic. i grew up playing the violin. i worked as a sous chef. >> i will say magic. >> magic. >> you are all wrong. i was never a sous chef. i studied magic until the bills came in. i studies violin and bass. how about you? >> for some reason, mine are wordy. i caught a 40-yard pass from tom brady. i won second place in a
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blueberry pie eating contest. >> that one. i heard that story. >> the lie? the lie is the second one. not the brady pass. i feel like you did. >> i did catch a pass. >> i never won a pie eating contest. that is a throwback from the movie "stand by me." >> how taylor swift really got lost in music during a run on the treadmill. >> but first this is "today" on nbc. >> dylan has a new nickname.
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still to come on "today," the bragging rights and naming rights this high school baseball team gets with just one more win. what was that coach thinking when he said they could name his unborn child. >> and we'll ask his wife.
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...then get some dinner. what a pity. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 8:00. meteorologist karen thomas is tracking a wet start to our saturday. >> gray skies and rain showers moving through the area. have the umbrellas handy if you're heading out early this morning as we look live at the stadium we do have rain with us. temperatures not doing too badly in and around the region. 54 degrees in philadelphia. temperatures actually down a couple ticks from where it was a couple hours ago. 55 in millville. close to 60 in dover. we can expect temperature readings 60 to 64 for the high temp across the area and then strong winds developing later tonight.
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>> thanks, karen. police in camden are looking for a man this morning whom they say shot and killed his own mother. here's what we know. nbc 10 was on the 1100 block of 18th street last night. there was a heavy police presence right after the shooting happened. inside the suspect's house around 5:30. police have not released the suspect's name. neighbors tell us the mother and the son had a tumultuous relationship. in chester county, there's a $1,000 reward to find the person that killed two family dogs. they disappeared on thursday from their yard. they were found dead near their home. someone stripped off the pets' collars and identification. state police are working with the spca to investigate. we are counting down to game time. villanova wildcats are hours away from the final hour. nova faces oklahoma tonight just after 6:00. winner goes to the national championship game on monday night. i'm rosemary connors. karen and i will see you right back here at 8:30 for a full
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good morning. another about face for the second time this week, donald trump's team forced to back pedal on the comments the candidate made about abortion. the frontrunner saying the laws need to be left as they are. his team quickly saying things could be different when he is president. and the democrats gearing up for the battle ground for democrats and republicans. this is spring? at least 10 million people under a freeze warning this weekend with the bitter cold from the midwest to the northeast. with snow and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour in the forecast. it seems winter is making an ugly return. and talk about a risky bet.
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a high school baseball coach tells his team that if they win every game this season they can name his unborn child. well, they're now one win away from claiming the season and naming rights. what does the mom-to-think about all of this? we will talk to them all "today" saturday april 2nd, 2016. ♪ welcome to my house ♪ baby in control now ♪ we can slow down we don't have to go out ♪ ♪ welcome to my house >> i'm from florida. today's my birthday. >> happy birthday. >> hi, grandma. we're on tv. >> we're from new orleans. >> it's my birthday. >> it's my first time in new york. >> hi, kayleigh. love you ♪ good saturday morning. welcome back to the "today" show. what a fantastic crowd on the
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plaza. >> we have a young man celebrating his birthday without che chemo. that is something to celebrate. they braved the rain. they braved the cold. >> can i say happy anniversary today to my mother and father-in-law. >> how many years? >> coming up on 40 something. a long time. >> that should be celebrated. the drizzle will continue and tomorrow will get worse. we'll talk about that in a bit. >> at some point it will get nicer. dylan will tell us about that. >> we have a lot to talk about. sheinelle is following the latest from the campaign trail. sheinelle. >> good morning. donald trump's comments on abortion raising eyebrows. in an interview to be aired this weekend. the frontrunner says the abortion laws are set. he said he will try to change the laws when he is elected. this follows a firestorm over
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criticism after he backed away over comments about women getting punishment. and president obama wrapped up the final nuclear security summit with the dire warning about the nuclear threat from terrorists. >> there is no doubt that if these madmen got hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they would certainly use it. >> the terrorists would need a small amount of plutonium. one of the commitments from the leaders from the summit is an implementation for a treaty for stored materials. two weeks after terrorists bombs exploded in brussels, authorities say passenger planes may soon be flying again. the air crews were told flights could start as early as tomorrow. this is after a deal with the government to bolster security. police in chicago say a facebook posting of a shooting during a live video looks
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authentic. the video that has gone viral appears to show a man streaming a chat and shots are errheard. he disappeared from the screen and this man jumped into view. the man is now in a chicago hospital in critical condition. and the big night for college basketball final four. march madness is in the april home stretch. the first up with, villanova and oklahoma. then the second match up. orange of syracuse and the north carolina tar heels. by the time the champion is crowned on monday, $9 billion of bets have been made. good luck. that's the news. over to dylan who is tracking wintry weather. dylan. sheinelle, it will not be nice in the northeast as we go into tomorrow. we have cold air coming in with gusty winds. that is why we have windchills.
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high wind warnings in the tri-state area. wind warnings in the western great lakes with winds up to 40 to 60 miles per hour. sunday with the gusty winds in new york. things ease into sunday afternoon. it will be making it feel very, very blustery with windchills in the teens for so many people. we have the chance of lake-effect snow in and around the great lakes and snow in upstate new york and new england. good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist karen thomas. this morning on and off light shower activity but then strong winds developing later on today. we have a high wind warning in effect for all of the areas highlighted here starting at midnight tonight. we anticipate potentially damaging winds overnight tonight into early tomorrow. high temperature readings across the area 60 to 64 degrees. but then the temperatures will be tumbling. temperatures subfreezing come tomorrow morning.
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and tonight is a big night for the women at the world figure skating championship. who else would we call on to help explain what is on the line than nbcthan nbc olympic figure analyst johnny weir and tara lipinski. >> good morning. >> it has been ten years since the ladies have won a medal in the figure skating. could tonight be the night the u.s. breaks medal drought? >> ashley and gracie gold will have to be at their best. >> tara, let's talk about gracie gold. she is in first place right now. what does she need to do tonight? >> she is sitting in the perfect position. the short program, she was fantastic. nailed every jump. looked like a champion. believed in herself.
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that is her biggest struggle. believing in herself. she has a lot of pressure. two russians trailing her and ashley wagner. the long program, the free skate is long. many elements. >> johnny, talk to me about ashley wagner. she is in fourth place. she struggled with consistency. she has confidence? >> she is confident in every event. gracie struggles a bit. the threat from the russians is strong. ashley has to be solid through the long program. >> tonight is going to be a lot of fun to watch. we all need to know what will you be wearing tonight? >> that's the most pressure. >> i mean, we're going to look fabulous. the world championships.
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>> fabulous is the word. johnny and tara, thank you. you can watch all of the action tonight at 9:00/8:00 central here on nbc. guys, back to you inside. dylan, thanks. from figure skating to baseball now. a lot on the line for one high school team in the next game. if the baseball team wins the next game, the team will win the right to name the coach's unborn child. >> it is all thanks to the deal the coach made with the team months ago promising them if they won all 14 games of the season, they could name his baby. >> their record this season stands at 13-0. here to explain what he was thinking, we have coach rob and his wife julia and the panthers. good morning to all of you guys. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, we love this
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story. everybody in the studio. rob, it's a rather unconventional, not only approach to motivating a high school baseball team, but naming your child. where did the idea come from? >> i want to say thank you to "today" show and nbc. this is a positive experience for the school and school culture. i have been blessed with a great family. outstanding coaching staff and group of young men. tremendous group of young men. to answer your question, the respect i have for the seniors, i was the third coach in three years. they never had a winning season. my first year last year, we had six wins and 19 losses. these guys never quit. you know, they have true grit. they fought through adversity. they earned my respect. to start off the season, our team goal was to win 14 games which would give us the first winning season in school history. we started off the season and
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lost the two preseason games. our first two regular season games, but they were close wins to good teams. i can see the frustration. i'm always telling them and trying to encourage them. i believe in you. you're winners. you are better than this. it wasn't cutting it. it wasn't hitting home. my words weren't getting it. in order to motivate them, but more importantly to show them my respect and how much i care about them and what they mean to me. i added to the team goal. >> julia, what did you make of this? did you think your husband was joking? >> yes, i thought he was joking the entire time. i looked at him and said yeah right. i laughed at him. that night he came home and told me he had done it. >> tell us about this name. what have you come up with here? >> we come up with benjamin smalls from the sand lot.
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>> two of our favorite characters. it fits great for a baseball team. >> benjamin smalls. when will we meet benjamin smalls? >> i'm due on september 16th. >> all right. >> you know, coach had really nice things to say about you, joe and christian and your team. what has he been like as a coach for you? >> he's been great. i appreciate everything he has done. he's been there since day one. >> i second that. he has always been there for us. we would not be here without him. >> tuesday's the big game. any bold predictions here? >> w. we e get the win. >> all the time. >> rob and julia, you like the name benjamin? >> let's hope. >> i like the name benjamin. >> smalls. we're still working on. >> you know, maybe one out of
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two ain't bad. >> we'll have to see what happens on monday. >> people have been telling me if he's tall, the nickname small is a funny and sarcastic. >> we have until september. thank you all for being with us. it's a fun story. great story. good luck. julia, good luck to you in september. >> thank you very much. >> go big blue. >> go big blue. still to come here on "today" gwen stefani, is she about to become a mom again? about to become a mom again? the instagram hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. ♪ think about it ♪ there must be higher love ♪ down in the heart what do you think? ♪ and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers.
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with a hefty price tag. late '70s to '80s horror tapes are going from $17 to $1,700. the trend is horror films, but more well known titles in genres in the original box sets to be highly sought after. >> what about the shows i have recorded on a vhs tape? >> those are worth nothing. >> and you can't play them. yesterday was april fools day. some people like to call it the worst day of the year. one prank fell flat. google tried to make a drop the mike to g-mail. if you were to hit that orange button, it would add a minion mike drop animation to your
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message. some users didn't realize it and you just hit send. the animation got added, could be funny, but wasn't always. got sent to people applying to their bosses for a job offer. a funeral home director claims he was a victim of the mike drop. google quickly removed the edition and issued an apology. we realize you use g mail for important messages. we are sorry if mike drop was harmful to you. >> some poor guy had a great idea in a meeting. this could be great. and that guy probably got fired. >> mike drop on that guy. >> creative thinking. celebrities getting in on the april fools fun. taylor swift having fun on the treadmill. >> on the topic of april fools day. gwen stefani took to instagram with a picture, it's a girl.
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people assumed she was pregnant with blake shelton's baby. it's a hoax. and did you see this ultimate april fools? this was a john stamos fan site. then released a trailer for the actor's life. titled john stamos, a human being. so this prank totally back fired. apparently fans really wanted to see the documentary. it doesn't exist. he knows he has fans. >> it needs to be made. >> so deep. reunion 20 years in the making. it finally happened. guns 'n roses playing in west hollywood. axl rose rocking out last night. they have not played together
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since 1993. the band is performing through april and going on tour this summer. >> that would be huge. >> yeah. >> road trip. and finally, taylor swift talked about getting lost in music. now the 26-year-old gets lost in her music, but falls flat on her face and the internet cannot get enough of it. she starts off by needing cardio. she gets into the workout. then she picks up the pace and face plant. ♪ with my left-hand >> ouch! >> here's the thing. art imitating life. according to twitter, she tweeted out saying it is based on true events. it actually happened. that was a replay for you. looks like it hurt. >> it did. i think it did.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. just ahead on "nbc 10 news today," we're hours away from the final showfour showdown. we will have a live report from houston. looking at our forecast, we have clouds and showers right now but big changes are in the
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forecast in the way of very high winds and tumbling temperatures. i'll have your full forecast in just a bit. in the aftermath of the baby kidnapping at the king of prussia mall, we're taking a closer look at why many people did not receive the amber alert until hours after the abduction. plus, the disappearance of two dogs in chester county turns into a hunt for a killer and now the spca is offering reward money to help solve the case. those stories and much more coming up next on "nbc 10 news today" at 8:30.
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he's back home safe with his family but there's still questions about the kidnapping of this baby from the king of prussia mall. we're talking about why people didn't receive the amber alert until hours after the abduction. a cold front is moving in
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this weekend and with it we're getting wind and rain. we'll tell you about the winterlike weather in the first alert forecast. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. it's 8:30 on this saturday. meteorologist karen thomas is tracking the changes. karen, just when we thought it was starting to feel like spring, sunny, warm, back to winter. >> right. we're officially in the season of spring. yesterday it felt more like summertime with temperatures closing in on 80 degrees. some areas touching off at 80 degrees. we're we're headed with temperatures in the next 48 hours will feel like middle of winter. quite interesting for sure. gray skies right now and raindrops on the camera lens as we look at the city skyline. 54 degrees officially in philadelphia. a little colder to the north and to the west. not doing too badly down along the shoreline with rain down there as well. temperatures mainly in the lower to mid 50s. so 12 miles per hour. we're looking for winds to

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