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>> go, phillies. good morning. outbreak under way. >> the wind's picking up. >> storms tearing across the south, spawning deadly tornadoes, hail and flooding rain. 20 million people under the threat today from alabama to the carolinas. not so fast. democrat vowing to block president trump's pick for the supreme court, neil gorsuch. a first vote scheduled for today. will republicans be forced to use the so-called nuclear option? as the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, makes a surprise trip overnight to iraq. what's his mission. desperate search. rescue workers digging through the rubble to find survivors after that massive mudslide buries neighborhoods in
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colombia. the death toll soaring to more than 200 overnight. we're at the scene. william on the drive. pullup. >> and historic. south carolina defeats mississippi state for the gamecocks first-ever title. as north carolina and gonzaga get set to battle it out for the men's championship, today monday, april 3rd, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm not sure how much more basketball my body can take. but i'm going to give it my best shot tonight. >> you have another game in you. >> what a weekend of basketball. >> incredible, south carolina women being victorious. a great final. you'll be grouchy tomorrow morning. >> i'll be a tad on the grouchy
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side. let's start with our top story on a monday morning. talking about damaging storms ripping through the south, with another day of severe weather on tap. we'll get to al's forecast in a moment. but first, maya rodriguez is in alexandria, louisiana. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, mat. overnight in alexandria, heavy rains flooded streets and homes here. so far, the storms have killed two people and left more than 40,000 without power across 5 states. overnight, heavy storms battering parts of the gulf coast. lightning streaking across the sky. >> there it is, tornado. >> reporter: a tornado moving quickly across the highway, a reports of multiple tornadoes hitting the state sunday. just 20 miles away at this strip mall in alexandria, stunned shoppers looked on as a funnel cloud appears. >> the winds are picking up.
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>> reporter: rapidly forming into a twister, blowing out windows. >> the windows are busted out of the car. >> reporter: powerful winds leaving a path of destruction. bringing down trees and power lines. collapsing part of a gas station, ripping the roof off of this home. earlier, another tornado brought tragedy to one family in louisiana. after 100-mile-per-hour winds flipped this mobile home, killing a woman and her 3-year-old daughter. the husband and father, inconsolable. >> i lost everything. i lost everything. i lost my family. >> reporter: in other parts of the state, lightning caused this oil tanker to go up in flames. the weekend's severe weather, just the latest in a day's long barrage across the region. with flash flooding, damaging winds and hail, all possible in the coming days. this morning, the threat of severe weather will push east into mississippi, alabama and
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georgia, putting more than 20 million people in the path of these storms. matt? >> maya rodriguez, thank you very much. al's map tells that exact story. more troubling weather. >> unfortunately, we've got tornado watches, severe thunderstorm watches and flood watches as this system moves east from the mid mississippi river valley all the way down into new orleans. we're looking at very severe weather. today, as you just heard, 20 million at risk. tornado risk is highest along the gulf, including the florida panhandle. tomorrow, it lessens just a little bit. 10 million people at risk, from oklahoma into missouri and again, along the gulf. it fires up for wednesday. we're talking 43 million people at risk for damaging wind, hail and strong storms from the tennessee -- mississippi river valley all the way up into the southeast. as this system pushes through, airports will be a big problem. travel delays from the southeast to the mid-atlantic.
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and it will be round after round of not just strong storms. but heavy rain, snow, into new england, by tuesday afternoon. look at the rainfall amounts into saturday. 3 to 7 inches of rain through the lower mississippi river valley. but it stretches all the way up into the northeast, with 4 to 5 inches of rain. we'll probably be looking at flood watches up and down the eastern seaboard. travel delays, big, big problems as we move on into the middle of the week. >> welcome back. that was a fun week. >> we had a good time. this will be a critical and busy week for the white house. the senate judiciary committee is set to vote on president trump's supreme court nominee, neil gorsuch. it sets up a high-stakes showdown with democrats who want to block confirmation. the ongoing investigations into russia meddling in the election. nikki haley saying there's no question that moscow was involved and the actions will be addressed. and break overnight, we learned that jared kushner is in
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iraq. an unannounced trip for the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. he will play a key role in president trump's meeting with china's president. >> our team ready to break it down. with the white house issuing tough new talk on north korea, lester holt has made his way to the region. but let's begin with peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. first, a senior white house official confirming to me overnight that jared kushner is in iraq. there with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. his father-in-law, the president, has meetings with china, egypt and jordan. he's eyeing his first domestic victory here, the confirmation of neil gorsuch. and even as president trump is tripped up by the wiretapping dwe twe tweet, he is spoending to "the financial times." we issue hundreds of tweets and
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every once in a while you have a clinker, that's not so bad. but the wiretapping tweet, he ns insists, without evidence, is turning out to be true. a stalemate over the supreme court, despite the president's praise for neil gorsuch. >> judge gorsuch's nomination is about more than his just incredible qualifications. it's about preserving our republic. >> reporter: standing in gorsuch's way, a divided senate. >> neil gorsuch will be confirmed this week. how this happens depends on our democratic friends. >> reporter: the democrats threatening to block gorsuch. >> it's highly unlikely he will get 60. when a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules. you should change the nominee. >> reporter: gorsuch needs eight democrats onboard. so far, he only has three. if democrats force the issue, mitch mcconnell is threatening
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to do something that's never happened with a supreme court nominee, deploying the so-called nuclear option. changing senate rules to override democrats, confirming gorsuch with a simple majority, just 51 votes. a move that could have far-reaching implications long after gorsuch is confirmed. this battle goes back more than a year. democrats angry about republicans' refusal for giving president obama's pick a hearing. and also, president trump is looking to resurrect the health care plan, playing golf with rand paul. >> i think the sides are getting closer together. i remain optimistic that we will get obamacare repealed. >> reporter: the president venting his anger about the russian investigation, dismissing it as a scam. mr. trump blaming leaks, writing, find the leakers. all of it as michael flynn's business ties to russia come under renewed scrutiny. two sets of flynn's disclosure
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forms show he failed to list three russian-linked companies that paid him for speaking engagements. flynn's lawyer saying the first filing was just a draft that had bundled speaking fees and was not completed because flynn lost his job a few days after the submission. as for the president's son-in-law, and senior adviser, jared kushner, who is in iraq, traveling with the joint chief of staffs, a trip confirmed by a senior white house official, kushner and ivanka, an official but unpaid adviser to the president, have hundreds of millions of real estate holdings. but ivanka keeping a stake in her father's d.c. hotel. a source familiar with ivanka trump's plans, all of her business decisions were made after a consultation after a meeting with white house ethics lawyers here, to remove, as they say, any potential conflicts. matt and savannah? >> peter, thank you. >> let's bring in nicolle
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wallace and ari. this was a week for the confirmation neil gorsuch. and to hear mitch mcconnell tell it, he's going to get confirmed. but what are the stakes here? >> the stakes are high, as republicans will bend the rules. republicans made the original fight over the obama era about the seat, not the man. they won. now, democrats have painted themselves in a corner, making this about the man not the seat. and they are on the precipice of losing. >> he says democrats are painted themselves in a corner. so, if republicans go nuclear, which is the term that everybody is using, and they require only a majority vote, according to the rules, how will this play out? and which party has more to lose in this? >> i think democrats are snatching defeat in the jaws from victory.
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to their base, they may be satisfied for tyaking a hide of garland. but people that may have glanced at the confirmation hearings, they saw gorsuch was qualified. a republican president replacing a conservative judge with another conservativconservative shift the balance of the court. it was a silly fight for democrats to pick. >> let's talk about jared kushner. he has a visit to iraq. he has a broad portfolio. >> the world. >> is that unusual? >> yes. it's one of the more stun ining- the stars have aligned in jared and ivanka, in that they are the most intimate people in trump's orbit. and they are the most influential advisers among a power-hungry white house staff. jared is in iraq. there's some reports in his role of setting up the meeting with
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the chinese. what draws them into the crosshairs on questions of ethics isn't whether or not they filled out the right forms. it's just the vastness of the influence. >> that's a good way to turn to you. there's a lot of what ifs. what if the holdings put them in conflicts of this decision or that? what if his businesses impact the president's decision on other topics? at the moments have you see anything than what ifs? do you see a red flag on the pole for everyone to look at? >> flying media around the pole. whether or not the money came through, it raised a question if they are speaking for the business or for the public interest in their roles. the d.c. hotel post office hotel has a provision that says you can't be a federal employee and make money from it. that is an open question. these are fixable things and they've met the legal limit that
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other employees hit. but there's a lot of questions of which hats the s they're wea because they're wearing a lot of hats. >> we'll be pack in touch with both of you this week. have a good week. >> thank you, guys. now, to a scene of desperation that's playing out in south america, after an avalanche of mud buried a mountain town. now, rescue worker s race to fid survivors. tommy leitner is there. tammy, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. a wall of water came rushing down here, carrying everything in its way, including this giant bus. as you can see behind me, rescuers have been working around the clock, frantically searching for the hundreds that are still missing. this morning, a desperate search for the missing. as survivors of one of the worst natural disasters in recent history, struggle to hold out
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hope. we've lost a lilt baby, this woman says. a little baby. we can't find him anywhere. this man brought to tears, looking at a list of dozens of missing children. i will not rest, says this grandmother, who hasn't seen her family since the disaster first struck. it happened early saturday, as the small city of mocoa slept. a rainstorm causing rivers to swell, sending mud and debris towards the town's 40,000 unsuspecting residents. the wall of water so powerful, entire neighborhoods washed away. homes and bridges, destroyed. the nation's president has declared a state of emergency. and colombia's military is now scrambling to help. many of the roads are impassable. the colombian military is flying in supplies. food, water, bedding. there's a rush to take care of the survivors, as well as search
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for those still missing. this weekend's avalanche, a reminder that colombia is bropr to natural disasters. in 1985, nearly 20,000 people died when a volcano erupted, triggering massive mudslides. this man says he has nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep, and is wearing borrowed clothes. le the level of devastation clearly win on the face of those left overcome this local tragedy. locals tell us they buried about 100 people yesterday. but they're holding out hope that more people will be found alive. >> tammy leitner on this story for us. thank you very much. president trump is also speaking out about how to deal with growing threats posed by north korea. nbc's lester holt has more on that. he's in seoul, south korea th, s morning. how are you? >> reporter: salvannah, the
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president's marks if carolina does not climb onboard, will do nothing to diffuse tensions here. especially when north korea is trying enhance nuclear weapons capabilities. that puts the focus on the service members here and the risk of hostilities. read dy to fight tonight, is th slogan at osan air base. >> the jets are ready for combat mode. we train to it all the time. we go out in regular training missions and training for those skill sets. >> reporter: also at osan air base, we get a rare peek at the operation center, where operators are the first to detect the north's ballistic missile launches. the missiles putting millions in the region at risk, including tens of thousands of american military personnel, and u.s. civilians, like teachers steve and lea rigby who live in seoul.
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do the threats from north korea, do they rattle you? or do you take them with a grain of salt? >> it's spring, we're going to hear another threat that south korea is going to be turned into lake of fire. we've heard it before and nothing has happened before. >> reporter: seoul is a modern metropolis of over 10 million people and hardly looks like a place under constant military attack. but shelters are plentiful and marked. we're 100 mills of the dmz. what's casting a chill all the way to washington, is north korea is claiming to work on an intercontinental missile and a warhead capable of reaching the u.s. >> this is a threat of rhetoric and growing capability. right now, it appears to be going in a very reckless manner. >> reporter: secretary mattis will get no argument from this man, a high-ranking north korean diplomat who defected last year.
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>> and i was asked these questions, i always, you know, tell them that kim jong-un is a person who did not even hesitate to kill his uncle, even his half-brother. so, he's a man who can do anything. >> reporter: in addition to missile developments, activity spotted on this commercial satellite photo suggests north korea may test another nuclear warhead soon. >> think of this as two streams that are moving fords each other. you never want the streams to cross. when they do, the u.s. will be forced to make a decision, whether or not to do a preemptive strike. >> reporter: it's important to note there's about 300,000 u.s. citizens living in south korea. the vast majority of them here in seoul. i attended a briefing with u.s. military officials who said a lot of the planning is focused on how to get the american civilians out, if, in fact, hostilities were ever to break
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out. spending a couple of days here in south korea. the military giving me undecember present unpress sented access. we'll share more on nightly news. >> thank you so much, lester. tonight on "nightly news," lester reports from seoul. let's bring al back in. you talked about flooding down south. what else do you have? >> snow in the rockies. we'll check that out. sunshine, texas into the southwest. the pacific northwest, looking good, as well. we're going to get to your
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today, but the clouds will be cloudier. already moving into the area. 65 with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. the high up to 64 for the suburbs. in new jersey, 66. one exception, though, the shore with a sea breeze blowing. 58 degrees this afternoon. clouds will be moving in and taking over this afternoon in the lehigh valley. it does stay dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. have a great day. >> >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. coming up, a tennessee high school student and the teacher who abducted her spotted on camera several states away. this morning, the new twist in that search, as the girl's father is speaking out. and in the wake of a carbon monoxide leak at a hotel.
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with less pain, i can be more active. ask your doctor about lyrica. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's a few minutes before 7:30 on this monday. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a warm day ahead. bill? yeah, nice warmup. that's in spite of clouds that are moving in. just scattered clouds in cape may. enough sunshine to warm temperatures near 60 degrees this afternoon. a sea fwroobreeze at the shore,a southerly wind will warm things. chilly in the lehigh valley and suburbs in the 30s. this afternoon, temperatures warm into the 60s. again, chillier at the shore. the sea breeze keeps it in the 50s. jessica boyington is watching the morning rush. what are you seeing? >> we're giving an update on the schuylkill expressway. we had an earlier crash on the westbound side around belmont avenue. it just moved out of the way in the last 10, 15 minutes or so.
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we still have some delays that rema remain. 32 minutes westbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route. also watching a crash. this is in upper marion at croaton and the kathwood lane. accused cop killer eric frein will have a pretrial hearing. he's charged with smooth two pennsylvania state troopers in the poconos in 2014, killing one of them. opening statements begin tomorrow. in montgomery county, bill cosby will have a pretrial hearing, as well. cosby is set to go trial in june. he's accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his cheltonham home in 2005. and the phillies open the 2017 season in cincinnati. live coverage on csn begins at 3:00 with first pitch against the reds at 4:10. nbc10 will bring you the home opener this friday. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. join us every weekday morning for "nbc10 news today." ♪
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back at 7:30. it's monday morning, the 3rd of april, 2017. a big crowd in rockefeller plaza to start out our week. we have a programming week. celebrity trainer bob harper is breaking his silence one month after suffering that heart attack. he's going to open up tomorrow morning on "today." let's check out this morning's headlines. a severe day on tap across the south. storms tore through the region on sunday, producing several tornadoes. one flipped a home in louisiana that killed a woman and her 3-year-old daughter. it is a rough commute for drivers in atlanta, following a
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massive fire that caused a bridge to collapse. transportation officials have reconfigured several lanes on i-85, in an attempt to handle the traffic. they're following an aggressive schedule to replace that bridge. a 40-year-old has been charged with arson in connection with that fire. and sports fans, rejoice. the official opening day of the 2017 major league baseball season. 12 games on tap. there were actually three played on sunday. tampa bay beat the yankees. arizona topped the giants. and the defending world series champion cubs lost to the st. louis cardinals. >> spring is really here. also this morning, we have new developments in the search for elizabeth thomas. she's the 15-year-old girl that investigators say was kidnapped by her high school teacher. surveillance video shows them several states away in oklahoma. and her father is speaking out,
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as well. >> reporter: good morning. authorities here at the tennessee bureau of investigation says they have more than 1,200 tips since the pair went missing three weeks ago today. so far, there's been just one credible sighting as this mystery deepens. this morning, authorities say this is the only solid lead so far, in the disappearance of elizabeth thomas. surveillance video from march 15th, showing thomas and tad cummins, her teacher at school, together at a walmart in oklahoma city. it appears that cummins darkened his hair and thomas may have red hair. they bought food and paid in cash. >> it is our proof positive that he did abduct her. >> reporter: cummins' wife, jill, who begged for him to turn himself in, has filed for divorce. and overnight, at an emotional vigil in elizabeth's hometown in
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tennessee, friends pleaded for her safe return. >> she was groomed. this man manipulated her, brainwashed her and took advantage of her. >> reporter: her father, giving new details to nbc news, on how he believes cummins manipulated her. >> he was molding her mind and convincing her. >> reporter: when a student reported seeing the pair kissing in a classroom, it set off a firestorm in the school, that sum cummins used to his advantage. >> tad had been telling her because of the kissing incident, she would never be able to attend college. wouldn't be accepted in college. and wouldn't be able to get a career after that. >> reporter: investigators discovered secret messages between the two on an e-mail account. >> this is not a romance. there's nothing pretty about this. this is a crime. and it's a serious crime. >> reporter: cummins is considered armed and dangerous. he faces aggravated kidnapping
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and sexual misconduct with a minor. matt and salvannah, while the pair was spotted in oklahoma, they could be anywhere. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. in other news, as south carolina fans like to say, it's good to be a gamecock this morning. the school is celebrating the first-ever women's championship. and in a few hours, the men's title game will be held. "today" national correspondent, craig melvin, gearing up for that at phoenix stadium. craig, who do you have? >> it's hard to pull against the heels in situations like this. they've been here a number of times. when the tar heels take the hardwood against gonzaga, it will be a basketball dynasty against the little school that could. unc, 11 times played for a national championship. the zags have never played for one. on the women's side, it was a
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weekend full of historymaking and record breaking. >> and south carolina has won the national championship. >> reporter: with that, the gamecocks of south carolina made history, hoisting their first-ever national championship trophy. south carolina women, bested a mississippi state team, that stunned the world two nights earlier. >> williams on the drive. pull up. she got it. >> reporter: beating the university of connecticut and ending one of the most remarkable winning streaks in sports history. >> one of the great upsets. >> reporter: uconn had won 111-straight games. undefeated since november of 2014. >> and carolina saves it on the glass. >> reporter: tonight, one of men's basketball's most storiyi programs isn't just doing it for a national title. for the htar heels, it's about redemption. this buzzer-beating heartbreaker to villanova in last year's
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championship game, still haunts roy williams. >> in the locker room was the most -- it was the most difficult time i've ever had as a coach. >> reporter: williams will be coaching in his sixth ncaa championship game. this is the first one for gonzaga's head man, mark few. >> we don't have that tradition that dates back 40, 50, 60 years. but we think it's a national brand. and national entity. and you know, we're not going anywhere. >> reporter: few outside spokane, washington, knew about the little jesuit school until they became bracket busters in the late '90s. they've become march madness ma mainstays. but have never made it to the final game. now, maybe their best chance yet. gonzaga has last just one game the entire season. both teams are number one seeds. but the oddsmakers in vegas are giving unc a slight edge. guys, who do you have? >> my bracket has north carolina.
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but my heart may have gonzaga. >> i'm all-heart. it's the west. they've never been there. >> jesuit university. jesuit high school. we love you, too, north carolina. >> yeah. i'll be happy either way. carson is in an orange room with the brackets. >> that's funny, your bracket. the ncaa tournament is far from over. we have our big studio winner. let's look at the "today" virtual bracket battle. yes, there he is. matt lauer, winning it all, 82 points. savannah, second. uninspired me and al, 55 and 49. matt is the only one with a team left in the fight, as you know. there's an asterisk. his point total can go up. matt, it's no secret you had help from your teenage son, mr. jack lauer. if the title wasn't enough for you, you can fight over who will get the winning jersey. al brings up a great idea.
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next year, jack lauer gets his own bracket and so do you. >> wait a second. is that the sound of hurt feelings? i'm sorry. >> i'm sorry. if you didn't have a ringer, i would be winning. sfwh >> i could have gone home and had him fill out my bracket. i have been honest about filling out my bracket. jack lauer. >> what's that? >> get him a car. >> yeah. he turns 16 this year. i wish you didn't say that. >> you're welcome, buddy. >> carson, thank you. al, what's shaking? >> we're not bitter. not at all. let's see what we've got. some winter to talk about. we're looking at snowmaking its way through the rockies. as this system dives south, this cold front comes south across utah. it will bring rain in the valleys. but snow up into the mountains. heaviest snow will be the highest elevations tomorrow.
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slick travel, and snow-packed roads. you have to love this p the denver, about an inch. as you get into the central rockies, we're talking anywhere from 9 to 12 inches of snow. s at's what' good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today. but the skies will be cloudier. the clouds have already started to move into the area. 65 degrees with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. the high, up to 64 for the suburbs. and in new jersey, 66. water temperature, though, the shore with a sea breeze blowing, 58 degrees this afternoon. clouds will be moving in and taking over this afternoon in the lehigh valley. it does stay dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. >> jack is going over the bracket. >> bitterness is not welcobecom. >> i would be number one. >> you would have lost in the popular vote. >> al, thank you.
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monoxide leak. >> jeff rossen in here. >> reporter: this is a superimportant one. it is a silent killer. carbon monoxide poisoning poisons over 10,000 a year. a group of kids playing at this hotel pool got poisoned by the gas. they had no idea they were breathing it in. no warning at all. this morning, we have the latest on this tragic case and how you can protect your family right now. >> priority one medical at the quality inn and suites. >> reporter: a terrifying scene at this michigan hotel. >> the mother was screaming up and down the hallway, my kids, my kids. >> reporter: kids, passed out on the floor near the pool. >> i didn't see movement in their bodies at all. >> reporter: officials say it was a malfunctioning pool heater, leaking carbon monoxide into the air.
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this boy was injured along with nearly a dozen others. a 13-year-old boy even killed. investigators confirming there was no carbon monoxide detector near the pool. and believe it or not, in michigan, not all hotels require them.y constructed hotels. this one isn't new. in fact, most states don't require them in motels. choice motels cited this latest leak, telling nbc news, safety is their highest priority. and they're working with officials, calling this an isolated incident. and it's true. most deadly carbon monoxide l k leaks happen inside our homes. just months ago, this father and his 9-year-old son killed by high levels of carbon monoxide at home. and in january, a leak killing this young couple and their cats, inside their apartment. this house right here. to show you the danger, we teamed up with the st. paul,
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minneso minnesota, fire marshal, knocking on doors to see if they have carbon monoxide detectors and if they're in the right place. >> we find most people do not have carbon monoxide alarms. they don't know they're supposed to. >> reporter: how are you? >> good. >> reporter: this man invites us in. and right away, we find this. >> we're in a hallway, an ideal spot to put carbon monoxide alarms. i don't see one here. >> reporter: turns out, you're supposed to have a connedetecto every level of your house. since you can't see or smell carbon monoxide, that detector may be your only chance to survive. do you have carbon monoxide detectors upstairs? >> no. >> here's one for the st. paul fire department. just plug it in. >> reporter: jeff rossen from nbc news. this homeowner is confident his family is prepared. >> we have them in our house. >> reporter: when the fire marshal looks around, he spots a problem. >> there's a bedroom here and a bedroom height there, and no
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carbon monoxide alarm. >> reporter: and should be outside of every bedroom? >> yes. within ten feet of any door to a bedroom. >> reporter: what if two bedrooms are close together? >> you can get by with one alarm for both bedrooms. >> reporter: he will give you a free carbon monoxide detector today. >> great. >> reporter: fire officials say leaks often start at the heating source, like the chimney or your furna furnace. at the next house, we go straight to the basement. >> we're in the furnace room. and there's no carbon monoxide alarm in here or out there. >> reporter: you're supposed to have one here? >> should have bun outside the furnace room. >> reporter: why? >> this is the source. >> reporter: this one will catch it first. you don't need to pie obuy one. fire department is giving you one free. important tips to keep your family safe. this is a carbon monoxide detector right here. they cost under 50 bucks at any big box retailer. they are simple to install.
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good monday morning. eye rosemary connors. -- i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 8:00. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a warm day ahead. the temperatures have started to warm up a little bit. they're being held back by clouds over delaware. the lehigh valley in the 40s. 30s in a few neighborhoods in the suburbs. king of brush, 40. into the 60s at 1:00 this afternoon. warming to 65 in philadelphia. up to 66 for delaware and south jersey. jessica boyington is keeping an eye on the traffic cameras. starts us off on 95. jess? moving through langhorn around 413, in between this point and route 1, on the northbound side we're watching a crash that was blocking lanes earlier. you see delays through there. now to the right-hand shoulder, that's good news there. the 42 freeway looks okay. dealing with maybe sun glare if you're heading northbound and
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delays. moving through toward the area where you split off before you go to philadelphia, 295, we'll see delays. rosemary, back to you. this morning, philadelphia police are looking for three teenage boys who grabbed a 13-year-old girl right off the street and sexually assaulted her. police tell us the boys kidnapped and attacked the victim in hunting park yesterday. they say the girl was walking on butler street when the teens abducted her. the assault happened inside this abandoned house. the victim is now recovering at st. christopher's hospital for children. philly police are also looking for the person who firebombed a woman's house in west philadelphia. somebody threw a molotov cocktail at the house on reno street late yesterday. the device blew out the windows at the house and set the first floor on fire. firefighters were able to rescue the woman who was trapped on the second floor of the home. she was not injured. detectives have been talking to her in the case. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. don't forget to join us every weekday morning for "nbc10 news today" from 4:30 to 7:00.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, all eyes on washington. president trump facing a barrage of tests, as we lohe looks to r health care reform. and see if his nominee can get the bid without democrats to block him. plus, hostage to bank robber. >> in all our history, there's no case like patty hearst. >> we go inside one of the most infamous crimes in history. we'll look at the bizarre case of american heiress patty hearst. and a new biography reveals how prince charles and princess
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diana's relationship was doomed from the outset, and how four decades later, he's looking to make camilla his queen. april 3rd, 2017. >> go, wildcats, from texas. ♪ >> we're here from beverly hills, michigan. >> it's my birthday. >> celebrating 25 years in the usa. >> celebrating our nyc. >> hello from new york city to kentucky. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're back, now. 8:00 on a monday morning. the 3rd day of april, 2017. can we do a little swing around here and take a look at a massive crowd out on our plaza. >> it's a spring break crowd.
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and it feels like spring for the first time. feeling great. >> it's beautiful out today. >> we have al back from his rokerthon adventure. right to the morning's top stories. here's the news at 8:00. >> reporter: a senior administration tells nbc news, the president oes son-in-law, jared kushner has made a trip to iraq, with the joint chief s of staff. today, the senate will approve neil gorsuch. but once it gets to the full senate, democrats say they will block him. supreme showdown in the senate for the high court. 49-year-old neil gorsuch. in his weekly internet order, the president saying -- >> judge gorsuch is incredibly qualified. he has a sterling record. >> reporter: democrats are threatening to block a vote on gorsuch through a filibuster.
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to stop them, republicans need 60 votes, including eight democrats. >> it's unlikely he will get 60. >> reporter: three democrats are onboard. including joe donnelly. the political reality, republicans have the majority and they're ability to go nuclear, to change the senate rules to override a filibuster. >> neil gorsuch will be confirmed this week. >> reporter: the president looking for a win, is trying to revive talks on health care, golfing with rand paul, who opposed the initial repeal bill. >> i remain optimistic that we will get obamacare repealed. >> reporter: michael flynn who initially failed to tell the ethics office, he sufficiented thousands in speaking fees from russian firms. the first filing was just a draft, that had bundled speaking fees and was not completed
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because flynn lost his job. this, as flynn is offering to testify to congressional committees investigating russia's meddling in the election, only if he gets immunity. >> we don't want to do anything in any case in a the justice department might bring. >> reporter: flynn was asked to resign in february, after misleading the vice president and others about his engaging with russia's ambassadors. and there's other information about jared kushner and ivanka trump, at jared has real estate investments and ivanka has a stake in her father's hotel down the street from the white house. jared and ivanka have worked with the government of ethics and the white house counsel, to make sure they're in compliance with all ethics rules. mea matt? >> kristen, thank you so much. dangerous storms that hammered parts of the south are moving east. and there's no letup in their
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intensity. maya rodriguez is in louisiana. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt and savannah. the storms have left a destructive path across the south. look at the storage facility behind me. the storms ripping off the roof and its walls. the storms are being blamed for two deaths here in louisiana, including a 38-year-old mother and her 3-year-old child, who were killed when their mobile home flipped over. overnight, in alexandria, we had heavy rains that flooded some streets and homes. right now, about 40,000 people in 5 states across the south have been left without power. and it is not over yet. these storms are moving east of here, to mississippi, alabama and georgia, putting 20 million people at risk for severe weather, including tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. up next, how does it make you feel, what fathers are saying about the new dad-proof
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>> you said there was more than five times. >> you said there would be no math. >> i thought it would taste terrible. >> i like half and half. as i'm pouring it and it's not starting to lighten up, i know it's strong. >> what did you think? >> it's crazy. >> really? >> you can tell a difference? >> i think so. >> maybe during the next weather report. >> the power of suggestion. >> i took one sip and filled out next year's ncaa bracket. >> you mean jack did? that's a good trick. if there's one thing we can learn from the next story, is that people who watch golf on tv, watch it very closely. look at what happened on her round on saturday. lexi thompson put in the first major of the season. when she marks her ball with the coin, she does not put the ball back in the proper spot. a viewer e-mailed the tour.
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and they took two strokes away for misplacing the ball. >> you think she would have an advantage there? >> she moved it a little bit. and you get that two-stroke penalty. and you get a two-stroke penalty for signing an incorrect score card. >> not like she moved it a foot. >> golf is a game of inches, al. >> wow. what the heck? >> here's what she said afterwards, by the way. >> unfortunate what happened. i did not mean that at all. i didn't realize i did that. and i fought strong through the finish. it was great to see the fans behind me. >> it was like a millimeter. when you told me about the story, i thought it would be a big, egregious -- it's this much. >> i played with carson one time. he had a ball in the rough. and he kicks it like this far. but that counts. >> matt, look over there. >> i can't waitp perspective on this one.
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three great dads. and this photo has sparked a debate online. it's a baby onesie. and this shirt is daddy-proof. it has arrows to instruct dad on how to dress a baby. i'm outraged on your behalf. >> i get the joke. >> me, too. >> come on. >> we talked about this before. it happens a lot in advertising. dads are bozos. >> you're out with your kids. is it daddy's time with the kids? >> i'm being a father. >> it goes back to 19050s, when dad cruised home. >> that didn't baother me at al. >> the inference doesn't bother me. i get the joke. it doesn't bother me. >> it reinforces a stereotype. >> the question was, do you change diapers? of course, i change diapers.
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>> i think the daddy jokes are the equivalent for a woman who was blonde and there was a string -- i don't think it's fair. most guys work hard at it and do a good job. >> i agree. >> hear hear. "pop start." >> really? more nuclear coffee here. i'll hold off. will start with the american country music awards. luke bryan and dierks bentley kicked it off. miranda lambert won album and female vocalist of the year. song of the year, things are a little comical. have a look. >> and the acm song of the year goes to -- >> this is odd. >> emma stone, "la la land." >> the presenters, david copperfield and nancy o'dell, talking about the oscars flub.
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and thomas reck won best vocalist. the backstreet boys performed with florida georgia line. nobody is more excited than tim mcgraw. there's the backstreet boys. ♪ >> oh, yeah. tim busting a move. >> having fun there. good night of music in las vegas. congrats to the winners out there. moving on to emily blunt. getting a glimpse of emily as mary poppins. she was found co-starring lin-manuel miranda. that film is expected to hit theaters in time for holidays 2018. and john cena, exciting moment last night in the ring, where he gave his girlfriend a ring of his own. john getting down on one knee to propose, right after their big win. and, al, you were there for the
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excitement. >> i was. >> you were guest announcing that match. john and nikki will join us in the next half hour. >> it was fun until the mis slammed me to the cam. i'm still recovering. >> that had to be cool to be there. >> it was fun. >> thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather. >> okay. let's go. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by brighthouse financial, established by metlife. >> all right. let's check out what's going on as far as your weather. over the weekend, we had so many tornadoes to talk about. and it continues to build for the season. in fact, we're talking about right now, wind reports of 99, hail reports of 51. ten tornadoes. that puts us over 400 tornado reports already when we should have about half of that. and we're looking at more strong storms firing up from louisiana
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on into the mid mississippi river valley. today, 20 million people at risk from mobile to macon. atlanta at risk. tomorrow, not as bad. 10 million people. but then the atmosphere gets juiced up again. and then, 43 million people at risk from mobile, atlanta, augusta. all the way up into the mid mississippi river valley and the ohio river valley, for strong storms and tornados. rest of the country, sunshine up and down the west coast. we're looking for fog making its way through the upper mississippi valley. but heavy thunderstorm activity is what we'll be watching today. t'at's whas going on around >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today, but the skies will be cloudy. those clouds have already started to move into the area. 65 degrees with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. height up to 64 for the suburbs. in new jersey, 66. one exception, the shore with a sea breeze blowing, 58 degrees
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this afternoon. clouds will be moving in and taking over this afternoon in the lehigh valley. it stays dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. this morning, we're launching a new series, from the biggest crimes and cults of the 21st century. >> first up is the saga of patty hearst. it's dominated headlines for years, often in the newspapers that her grandfather built into an emtipire. stephanie gosk is here. >> reporter: for years, the hearst family name was for newspaper magnates. it took on a few more associations, kidnapping, hostage, and armed bank robber. ♪ the kidnapping, crimes and conviction of patty hearst is a saga as surreal as their ar era.
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>> the 1970s was political violence, economic disaster. political crisis with watergate. >> reporter: out of that chaos came the sla, a disorganized but deadly domestic terrorist group of eight people, in 1974, kidnapped cal berkeley student, patricia hearst. >> i have trouble figuring out what it was these people wanted, except to be noticed. and that they accomplished. >> reporter: she was the granddaughter of william randolph hearst, newspaper t tycoon and inspiration for citizen kane." >> the name hearst was to the
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1970s. >> reporter: while her family pleaded for her to come home, the sla had audio recordings to confirm her kidnapping. >> i'm making this tape to let you know i'm robbed a san francisco bank. and there was patricia hearst, automatic rifle in hand, looking more like a gunman on a victim. >> the impact of the photographs of patty hearst with a machine gun were in some ways bigger than the kidnapping itself because it established or so it appeared, that patty hearst had gone to the other side. >> reporter: it was a story the press and the public could not resist, even if there was more to that photo than people realized. >> the similla told her, we're g to rob a bank. you're going to be up front. there will be a number of guns behind you. one false step on your part and
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we'll gun you down. >> reporter: after the robbery, the sla and their newest member, became america's most wanted fugitives, turning up a month later in los angeles. as two of her kidnappers get stopped at a sporting good store, hearst shot out the building to come this their aid. >> that was the moment that she was established that she was really a member of the sla and . >> reporter: the fallout was immediate. the next day her other six captors were tracked to a house in south-central l.a. and killed in a shoot-out with lapd. more than a year on the run followed, including another bank robbery, in which a mother of four was killed while helping her church deposit donations. hearst drove the getaway car. she was arrested in 1975, 19 months after her kidnapping.
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magazines like "time" were billing the case as the trial of the century. the hearsts brought in the biggest defense attorney, f. lee bailey. take me back to the moment when you first met patty hearst. >> i was talking to a zombie. >> reporter: a case of potential brainwashing that four decades later stands out as wholly unique. >> there is no case like patty hearst. she was a wealthy, secure woman, who turned up after 60 days after being alleged warrior. and the trial was about how did that happen? >> reporter: ultimately, the jury convicted hearst for her role in the robbery, sentencing her to seven years in prison. >> in some respects it was a verdict on the young people of the 1970s. it was a verdict that said, you know, we gave you every advantage. and you turned on us.
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and you became one of the bad guys. >> reporter: while her surviving kidnappers served jail time for the death, her sentence was commuted by president carter and she was pardoned by president clinton. >> she wound up living the life for which she was destined. she trained show dogs. she has grandchildren. she has a nice, quiet suburban life. that's all her parents wanted for her. finally, that's what she got. >> reporter: hearst is the only person in u.s. history have to her sentence commuted by one president and be pardoned by a second. only one member of the sla is serving in prison. he's in prison in san quentin for murdering a school superintendent. >> the fascination of it, it holds up after all these years. >> there's never been a case like it since. >> good job, steph.
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thank you very much. tomorrow on our series, we look at the jonestown tragedy. some surprising connections between it and the patty hearst saga. now, for more on that, check out our digital extra on today.com. just ahead, surprising new insight on prince charles' marriage to princess
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just before 8:30 on this monday. let's check the forecast with meteorologist bill henley. he has the most accurate forecast in the region. >> looking good today. a few more clouds around today, but also getting sunshine. temperatures warming into the 60s this afternoon. what we won't see today is any wet weather. but tonight, a different story. you can see the showers and thunderstorms lining up to the west. they'll start moving in late tonight. >> still some problems on 95, jessica give us an update. >> on the northbound side, it's getting better. only one vehicle left on the scene. this earlier crash over to the right hand shoulder. all of that northbound traffic is getting by. this is 95 around route 413. in hammonton, new jersey, an
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earlier crash yesterday on the expressway eastbound, now they're doing construction repairs. watch for delays around route 54. today in wilmington, three high school girls will go on trial following a fight last year that left a classmate dead. the victim was amy joiner francis. the altercation happened in school. she died of heart problems following that fight. the phillies will open the 2017 season this afternoon in cincinnati. live coverage on csn begins at 3:00. first pitch is at 4:10. then, of course, csn is hosting -- there will be a watch party at xfinity live in south philadelphia. head there live for that. nbc 10 will welcome the phillies home this friday at 3:05. we'll be back in just about 25 minutes with another update. savings at giant.
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take away from his story. that's tomorrow on "today." >> look forward to that. first, let's get a check of the weather. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by westin hotels and resorts. westin, let's rise. >> we know about autism speaks. bob and suzanne wright, starting us off. and your sorority is getting going? >> we're lighting the plaza blue. >> that's nice. thank you, ladies. let's show you what you have for your week ahead. dry and mild in the northeast. next storm out of the rockies. severe storms in the southeast and into the gulf. as we get into the midweek period, more storms in the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. storms down to the southeast. sunshine through the southwest. and rain moves into the pacific northwest. and looking towards the end of the week, it will be mild in the rockies and wet in california, into the pacific northwest. and looking at wet snow and
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windy conditions in the ohio river valley and a little rainy st the northea good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today. but the skies will be cloudy. those clouds have already started to move into the area. 65 degrees with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. the high up to 64 for the suburbs. in new jersey, 66. one exception, though, the shore with a sea breeze blowing, 58 degrees this afternoon. clouds will be moving in and taking over this afternoon in the lehigh valley. it does stay dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget. get your weather anytime you need, from our friends at the weather channel on cable. it's such a big big crowd. show those people. all right. now, let's go back inside. >> okay. i think he had more of that coffee than he admitted. now, surprising insight on
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the royal family. it comes from a new biography, exploring prince charles' marriage to diana and with his new wife, camilla. >> keir simmons is at buckingham palace with that. >> reporter: fans of the show, "the crown," that what the royal family shows out here is not what's going on in there. charles and diana, diana saying there were three people in their marriage. but it turns out there may be more to learn. 20 years since diana, a new book opening old wou wounds. it portrays her as emotionally troubled. prescribed antidepressants before her honeymoon, but refusing to take them, believing that the royal family wanted to sedate her. charles felt trapped from the beginning. >> he was pressurized into making a decision quickly by his father. what a huge decision that was.
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and possibly a bad decision. >> reporter: the couple, famo famously asked if they were in love. >> of course. >> what does in love mean? >> reporter: as the marriage crumbled, the people's princess was pictured alone in india. but a sympathetic public did not see the wild rages, the broook' author claims. perhaps most controversially, the book recounts diana's suspicion of camilla. she wept before her fiancee left because he had taking a call that night from camilla, the author writes. a reminder of charles and camilla ice history will not receive a royal welcome. charles hopes that camilla will be named queen when he takes the throne. while diana, the book claims, would taunt charles, that he would never be king. the author suggesting she attempted suicide.
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he, alleged, receiving therapy for 14 years. for william and harry, the book's contents will be painful. in a year, they plan to mark the anniversary of her death. the boys talking lately about losing their mom. william telling this little girl he was 15 when diana died. harry admitting it took a long time to express groef. >> for the first 28 years of my life, never talked about i. >> reporter: the author paints diana as a woman with emptiness. that's not the way they remember her. a mother who would greet them with open arms and who they lost too soon. so many memories. i guess it's just worth pointing out, guys, that charles and camilla, because of their position, can't respond to allegations. and diana isn't here to defend herself. matt? savannah? >> that's a no-win situation, keir. coming up in ex-a survivor of the boston marathon bombing taking her life back nearly four
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years later. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this year marked four years since the boston marathon bombing. rebecca and her young son were just feet away from the blast and they survived. now, rebecca is sharing her story in a new book, taking my life back. >> i was three feet away from a bomb. i'm still here. i'm pretty blessed. >> reporter: rebecca was cheering on a friend at the f finish line. her son sitting at her feet. what happened next would change their lives forever. she was rushed to a boston hospital, fighting for her life. her young son suffered minor injuriey sies. his mom's legs shielding him. rebecca spent a mththrough it ad
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determination inspired so many. her injuries were so severe, she would later lose her leg. and then, showing everyone exactly what boston strong means, she got a prosthetic leg, named it feliz ya. and in 2015, she ran in the boston marathon. >> when i crossed the finish line, i took my life back today. >> reporter: a month later, dzhokhar tsaranev was convicted. rebecca released a letter to him that went viral. >> today, i looked at you right in the face and realized i wasn't afraid anymore. now, when you're sitting in solitary confinement awaiting if the verdict on your life, i will be enjoying everything this beautiful world has to offer. >> reporter: rebecca moved on with her life. she married. then, endured a painful later r reuniting with her college sweetheart and faced another incredible challenge. their baby girl was born several months premature. like her mother before her, she
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was fighting for her life. remembbecca says her faith founr through it all. now, riley is happy, healthy and nearly 1. rebecca's story of pry ump over adversity, her strength through challenges, has made her a lasting symbol of grace. you already had me crying, rebekah. you wrote this book. you turned 30 next week. that was your goal, wasn't it? >> i promised by 30 i would have a book published. and i cannot believe it's out tomorrow. and i'm 30 next week. 30. >> and you have so many things to talk about. you have such a story to tell. how are you doing? that's the first question everybody wants to know the answer to. >> this is a great chapter of my life. just like i said on the piece, i'm very blessed. and i continue to feel blessed. i feel like we go through chapters of our life that are difficult. and i've had those. as an amazing husband who
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supports me in everything i do and two, beautiful children, i'm here to tell my story. >> one thing i like about the book is you're honest and worth coming what is still a struggle. what are the challenges. and you talk about dealing with ptsd. dealing with the trauma of the bombing. >> people think that because it was four years ago, we've moved on with our lives. but people don't understand the emotional impact of everything is so much greater than the physical. so, what we saw that day, people's body parts were on the ground next to us. bones were laying on the sidewalk. blood, nails, ball behrings, that sticks with you. there's nightmares. and you're afraid to go to the airport and leave a bag unattended. it creeps up in everyday life. >> how is noah doing? he was there. your legs shielded him. he's a healthy little boy? >> he is wonderful. he is running around like nothing ever happened to him. he likes to tell people, i got blown up by a bomb and here's my
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scars. >> little boys are little boys. tell me about your daughter. that's a miracle and so wonderful. doctors weren't sure if you would be able to carry a child. but you did carry riley. and she was very premature. how is she doing? >> she is wonderful. doctors told me i would never have a baby again. that was sad noah. but riley did come into our lives. we spent quite a few days in the nicu. we're ready to celebrate her first birthday. >> it struck me, your story. all these things in life, people fear. what if harm came to me or my family or they worry about a divorce or a struggle with oa child. many of the things have actually happened to you. and here you are, the better for it. where does that come from? >> i feel like everyone's life blows up in their face,
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literally and figuratively sometimes. and i've been through different aspect oss of that. and i've had heartache. at the end of the day, i'm here to tell my story. and with each chapter, i learn so much about myself. and i have a greater appreciation for the world around me. and i'm so thankful for that. >> one of the things you said, the hardest chapters bring you to the most beautiful ones. you have to wait long enough to get there. and i know your faith is important to you. this isn't some faith that you put up on a shelf to admire. you had to really put it to the test. >> i have. and there's been times when i turned away from it. but every time i turned away, i have been shown that there's such a greater power out there. and god reveals himself to me in the strongest ways. and so, my determination outweighs my fear every day. and because i was at the boston marathon and i got blown up does not mean that my life stop there's. i was three feet from a bomb. i'm here today. i'm blessed, regardless of
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anything else that happens. >> you're here and shining. we're so happy to see you. congratulations on the book. and happy early birthday. "taking my life back" is out tomorrow. tcoming up next, martha stewart has a healthier approach to classic desserts that taste good. first, this is "today" on nbc. phone rings "hello?" "yeah!" ♪"a new friend's coming here to sesame street."♪ all new its sesame street live! make a new friend playing liacouras center this weekend only tickets on sale at liacourascenter dot com
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♪ 8:46. we're back with "today food." in her newest book, a new way to bake, martha stewart helps you approach a healthier style to baking. these can't desserts that are really healthy for you. but they're healthier than the classic recipe. >> using new ingredients, new flour. flour that's made not just of wheat but spelt and farrow and
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more dense whole wheat flours. and it's not all gluten-fre. people aren't so gluten-intoll rent anymore, either. >> these are great recipes. making chocolate chip cookies. how do you go away from the traditional recipe? >> we're using farrow flour. you can use spelt flour. whole wheat flour. we're using farrow. and the farrow -- you want to sift or add? you add. to butter and brown sugar, two eggs and two tablespoons of vanilla, flour, 1 and a quarter teaspoons of baking soda and salt. want to use your elbow grease, dump all that in.
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adding chocolate. coarsely chopped chocolate. walnuts, any kind of nuts. >> you can put dates in yours? >> you can put dates, apricots and peaches. this is a dense batter. a lot of good ingredients. you have some chocolate. >> i'm going to eat those here. once you get done with that. you make them a little smaller. some people make cookies that are too big. >> it depends on what you're going to use them for. you can eat two of these. use an ice cream scoop like this because you're going to get uniformized cookies. >> look how beautiful they come out. >> and skim or 2% milk. >> now, a different take on a traditional chocolate cake. what's the add or take away here? >> the addition of a vegetable to your batter. >> carson doesn't like beets, by the way. he's downstairs. see if you can sell him on this. >> see if he doesn't like them.
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take about 25 minutes. steam them, peel them, grind them up to a fine pure. and you can make borsht out of this, if you want. we're using spelt flour and cane sugar. a brown, less refined sugar. a little all-purpose -- this book doesn't not use white flour. use a little white flour, that gives a lighter cookie. >> you mix the dry ingredients first. and adding the wet ingredients. >> you can add the eggs. >> okay. two eggs. >> two eggs. and beat those. and this is all done by hand. you don't have to use a mixer. >> a little vanilla. >> a little vanilla. add the beets. here's a rubber scraper. >> okay. how is it, guys? >> what is the beat beets inst? >> are you replacing beets?
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>> the melted chocolate. water and sunflower oil. there's no butter. it's less caloric. but it makes a beautiful, beautiful batter. line your pan. using a brownie pan. line it with strips of parchment paper. i use these clips to hold it in place. >> can i try it? if you add healthier ingredie ingredients, it doesn't matter if it doesn't taste good. >> you bet. and everything in this book tastes delicious. i think. i love all of the recipes. what do you think? nice? >> pretty good. >> and the genashe, it's melted cream. >> i want to know what jack thinks. >> i don't taste it. i think the cake tastes awesome. >> did he say awful?
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>> awesome. >> carson, i was going to come downstairs. >> whoa. >> don't get on her bad side. martha, thank you. if you want any of the recipes, go to today.com/food. up next, al puts the ribbon on his epic rokerthon 3 tour with a look back at the highlights from a record-setting week. first, this is "today."
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♪ smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's it has to be good. >> carson is in an orange room with a special twist on the birthdays today. >> awesome, not awful, martha. awesome. april is officially here. starting to see the first signs of spring. celebrating spring birthdays. here's angela's spring baby boy turning 1 this month. jackie's twins just turned 8. and kendall's son, ready to party. he's going to be 1 next week. and caroline says her 3-year-old is a spunky and sweet little girl who is busy setting fashion trends already. keep those coming. spring birthdays at today.com/celebrates. back to you. we're over here reminiscing. remember last week? rokerthon 3. >> yes. it's good to be back. of course, didn't get a lot of sleep. we went down for wrestlemania 3.
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our friends at netjets got us moving. university of oklahoma with the sooners. we worked our way to northern michigan university, where we went and -- we saw the biggest game of freeze tag, set it up. here in oklahoma, we happened to make the world's largest weather icons altogether. and matt sent me on a quest -- >> from texas to maine. >> alma mater, where we were in maryland, with the largest conga line. that was the crab walk. and we ended up -- >> how is this going? >> it's jumping all over the place. thanks for that. only on three hours of sleep. thanks, tom. what a guy. >> what did you do in the third segment of day two again? >> i can't remember. thanks for that.
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>> did you have a favorite stunt? >> i love them all. and even the smaller schools because it was really terrific. >> you are the king of oswego. >> you are. >> john cena and nicki bella are going to be on. they
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 9:00 on this monday. let's take a live look outside right now at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown where bill cosby just arrived a few moments ago for a pretrial hearing. cosby is set to go on trial in june. he's accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his
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cheltenham home in 2005. now let's check our forecast with first alert forecast biwit meteorologist bill henley. >> in the suburbs, it's still sunny in king of prussia. 49 degrees right now. clouds will be in and out during the day. 57 at 11:00. into the 60s this afternoon. just about everybody will see temperatures in the 60s today, the exception will be the shore where there's a sea breeze working. that will keep the temperatures in the upper 50s tos keeping an the traffic cameras. what are seeing out there? >> watching the vine street expressway through center city, moving okay. west deptford. watch for a crash on the southbound side of 295 around exit 24a. watch for lane restrictions. other than that, no volume. about.ther high-profile case to
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accused cop killer air rieric f court case will open today. >> the phillies open today with cincinnati. the phils home opener will be this friday. i'm rosemary connors, another update in 25 minutes. you're just a tap away from the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. ♪fast, rhythmic drumming
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this morning on "today's r celebrity co-host. and the newly engaged john cena and nickki bella excluzively. and spring training winners. all that and more coming up right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to a marvelous monday morning. good to be back after wrapping up rokerthon 3. we're so thrilled to have as our guest co-host this morning, gina rodriguez. good to see you. >> it's lovely to see you both. listening to "my way," by calvin
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harris. helps us do the show your way. >> it's my way? this is more nerve-racking than acting. >> you think so? >> i know the cameras are there. and i always know the cameras are there. i can look at them, right? >> like now? they're all staring at you. >> on your show, "jane the virgin." >> we don't break the fourth wall. >> anything can happen. >> it's fun. >> you got a lot going on, too. i feel blessed. >> you teamed up with -- bringing awareness to gender. the gender pay gap tomorrow. >> equal payday. >> i love how perfoinformed you are. it's amazing. >> it's rare. >> really? >> i'll be able to fill it in. everything that i've been blessed to be able to do as an actress had to bring awareness to women empowerment, including men like you, al, because we need strong men to push all o
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agendas forward. i'm teamed and partnered with luna bar, who is bringing awareness to the gendergap. they are giving 20% off on luna bars bought joonline. and to speak about the 20% gender gap. that's average. some states is much, much higher. but the thing about the gender conversations about this. once we create awarchange. we have d we will donate fundin help create salary negotiation worksh workshops, so women are equipped with the knowledge -- >> just asking for a raise a really tough. >> men and women alike. >> good for you. >> we have less practice.
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we're going to get into it. >> so, i first met you, it was at the golden globes. >> yeah. >> 2015, you won the golden globe. it was so exciting. and now, you are -- here you are in the middle of season three o" >> the picture. i have our cartoon they made of us. >> that's right. and ready for season four. >> we have been. i'm excited. >> and congratulations. >> how much fun are you having? >> sohincredible. we did a really big shift in time on the show this season, where we flash forward three years. much.dly, michael is gone. i miss you. and my child is grown up. he's 4 years old. and that kid is a genius. he acts circles around many. it's scary. >> one of the things i remember, you really believed in -- and believe in positive role models. you turned down one high-profile
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series because you didn't like the whaay latina women were bei portrayed. >> it's what i'm doing with luna bar now. is raising conversations that are tough. when you go against the grain, it's not easy. i had amazing role models in my house. my two sisters are incredible giants. one owns a private equity firm. the other is a doctor and runs a family center. >> what did your parents feed you guys? >> man. >> for me, it's using my platform to make people aware of, not only womenempowerment, gender pay gaps but the perception of latinos in the industry.ical climate, it's good to show the positive faces because that creates harmony. >> it's not all serious stuff for you. >> all really positive. i don't find them serious at all. >> there is a fun side to you,
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as well. as we saw this weekend. >> oh. now, you're going to pull me out, aren't you? >> dressed as a unicorn. >> what is going on? >> can you explain? >> always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn, right? i work on "jane" 14 to 16 hours a day. we bring a little fun. friday onesies. >> we need to do that. >> i don't own a onesie. tell me this. speaking of fun, you're in "ferdina "ferdinand" the movie coming out. >> i loved that book as a boy. ferdinand the bull. >> who stopped to smell the r e roses. >> and john cena is the bull. >> i play the character that helps him escape from the bull farm. >> is that fun to do? can you go into a booth and be free? it's amazing how the characters look like you guys. >> they're recording our face
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when we're doing animation to get our facial expressions and the way we move. but it is lonely at times. you can hear sometimes the other actors, but they're not there with you. >> that's got to be tough. >> it's a difficult medium for sure. >> i thought you were all in a room together. >> no. when willie and i did -- we had a very small part in "kung fu panda 3." we were the cousins dim and sum. we were together for that. but other than that, you've been doing it on your own. >> you have to bring it by yourself. >> got to bring it. >> speaking of bringing it, i'm happy you're back. >> from gina to cena. >> you were at wrestlemania. >> i was. i did rokerthon 3. got home friday. lef for orlando for wrestlemania 3. >> i thought of you all day. >> did you? >> wondering how it was going to be.
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>> it was fun. we had a good time. when you stand in a ring, a stadium, with 75,000 people around you -- >> that's got to be exciting and empowering. what's that feel like? >> why weren't you wearing his robes? >> that would not look right. >> i think you can pull it off. >> no. there's nikki bella. it was fun. >> was the energy like -- >> it was insane. it was like the super bowl on steroids. >> you were lady gaga. >> sort of. i came down on bungee cords. >> you did. >> you needed some shoulder pads or something. how cool is that? >> me and john earlier. the set, they said they had in use every portable show version of l.e.d. panels in the country, were there at that stadium. >> wow. >> it was crrazy loud? >> yes. >> was it insane? >> yes. >> that's awesome. >> nuts.
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like people are going to go nuts today because it's a national holiday. it's major league baseball's opening day. >> we have our caps here. >> i can either wear the mets or the yankees. >> i chose the yankees because my boyfriend's father loves the yankees. >> you're a chicago girl, right? >> i love the cubs. i'll rebel yp you. i'm sorry, cubs. >> i'm going to yankee home opener. >> really? >> last yankee home opener it snowed. hopefully, i do better. >> that's part of mlb's hats on campaign. they want their fans to put their favorite teams on today. and give some hats out to our fans in the plaza. >> i love this. >> we need some stadium food. >> nothing better than the popcorn and the hot dogs. >> the popcorn. and cracker jacks? >> cracker jacks. >> where did this voice come from? >> quite the voice. >> hey.
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>> hey. >> were you practicing that, gavin? >> all weekend, hey. hey. popcorn. cro cracker jacks. >> are you the fonz? >> here's the deal. we're joined by a very special guest, in addition to gavin. >> who? >> are you ready? >> okay. >> wait for it. >> we're looking that way. >> are they going to walk in? >> no. >> hey. >> mr. met! >> look at that. look at his jersey. >> and a -- oh, man. >> number one. >> as much as i love, i am giving this to my son, nick, who is a huge yankees and mets fan. this is terrific. >> i know you can't talk. but you have a special message for us. how are we going to do this? charades? >> i'm really into charades. >> okay. >> pitching. >> pitch. >> slinging. >> one word. >> i guess.
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>> first pitch. >> al. first pitch? >> oh. >> whoa. >> how about that? >> we have a special message from curtis granderson of the mets for you, al. >> hey, al. this is curtis granderson of the new york mets. our mets forecast calls for a steadily increasing chance of roker. we're inviting you to citi field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a mets game. can't wait to see you in our neck of the woods. >> curtis granderson. wow. that is so cool. thank you, mr. met. thank you so much. my gosh. that's going to be spectacular. the baseball season is starting off really good. >> i would like to say. >> wrestlemania, throwing out first pitch. >> would you say hi to mrs. met for me. >> thank you so much. gavin, good job, buddy. good job. coming up next, we have some good, clean fun. sheinelle and i have a showering
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it's only fair mr. biscuits. only fair. ♪ carmax music sting we're back, now, with more of "today's take." our guest co-host, gina rodriguez. great to have you here. >> lovely to be here. >> before the show, we talk about what we're going to talk about during the take. and you may have wondered the perfect shower. nbc news interviewed dermatologists to get showering tips. here were some of our favorites. don't shower too often. >> yes. >> a few a week is fine. >> fine. >> three experts. >> that is crazy. >> i think it's perfect. >> i don't think it's crazy. gina says, that's not a big deal. and he just had this freakdown. >> how do you not shower at least once a day? >> because it's not always
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necessary. and i'm a busy woman. i'm a busy woman that doesn't sweat profusely. and a little stank never hurt nobody. >> said by the person who has the stank, not the one smelling the stank. >> i wish my boyfriend was here, because he enjoys my pheromones. >> he is your boyfriend. for those of us not receiving the benefits of being with you -- >> sometimes your sweat doesn't stink. >> by the way, first of all, do you know that -- it's been confirmed by our producing -- >> our nbc medical team. >> that you sweat overnight at least a half a cup of perspiration every night. >> delicious. >> that's crazy. >> delicious? >> delicious? >> this amount of sweat comes out of you. >> every night? where does it go? >> it goes -- >> that's not that much. >> that's not that much? >> this is my thing. we were talking about this. matt lauer admitted he would
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take a shower three times a day. >> i take a shower twice a day. when i wake up -- maybe where you live, in california, where there's no air pollution whatsoever -- >> it's too high for us to see. it's a little above the head. >> there is stuff on you. walking around. >> we tried to find a medical team. and you are right. you can lose one to two liters of water from sweating, breathing. let's say it's a saturday. sunday morning, if you don't go to church, just sit around the house, who is it going to hurt to keep on the sweat. >> your family? >> go to the grocery store. >> when i was on maternity leave -- >> who takes a shower at least once a day? [ ding ] >> everybody. >> no hands. >> there's a couple noes. >> here's what i find interesting, it's more the women who don't take the showers every day. >> we don't smell. >> that's right. it he's like roses and jasmine coming over the holy river. no.
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>> it's neutral. >> it's a little -- i would take a challenge that anybody can sniff me and i smell great. >> i will take a challenge that i think i smell okay. >> did you take a shower this morning? >> i did because i was going to see you guys. but not going to argue my point. >> tomorrow, i'll bet you didn't stink. >> are you going to be here tomorrow? >> no. >> all right. >> a little stank never hurt nobody. >> go to our facebook page. #shower, #noshower. >> if you don't shower one day of the week -- >> it's not like several days. >> it's not the end of the world. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today, but the skies will be cloudy. those clouds have already started to move into the area. 65 degrees with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. the high up to 64 for the
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suburbs. in new jersey, 66. one exception, the shore with a sea breeze blowing, 58 degrees this afternoon. ernoou in the lehigh valley. it stays dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. have a great day. >> my gosh. that's your latest forecast. next, a wild week for three major league baseball superfans who go my day starts well before i'm even in the kitchen.
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all-access v.i.p. treatment. the first superfan up to bat is joshua, mile-high mohawk, with his 16-inch hair to show his rockies spirit. he brought along his wife, alyssa, who paints his masterpiece. >> colorado rockies. spring training. that's what i'm talking about. can i touch it for good luck? what product do you put in here? >> just hairspray. >> this is an amazing clubhouse. being in here is memorable. it's an experience beyond anything i've experienced in baseball. >> the personal interaction is the greatest. we get to watch them all the time. >> i have to wash it tomorrow. we have to fly out. and i don the airplane. >> reporter: next, on to the field for batting practice. >> this is a blast.
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>> we need that mohawk in the stands. >> always. hm fun since -- yeah. a long time. >> reporter: to finish the day, joshua headed to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch. >> to the roof. >> next up to bat is cubs fanatic christina. her husband and son, whom christina believes is the good luck charm, who helped chicago bring home the world series title. >> what's your name? >> nikko. >> what's up? cubs' fan. >> all of the players. and afterly being on the much. >> have a great day. >> appreciate it. >> watching batting practice. it's been amazing. >> great seats to the game today. >> reporter: to top off the day, hp from ew out the opening his dad. >> thanks. >> reporter: and finally, high-hard angels supporter, jimmy, who brought along his
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mom. >> thanks for coming out. congratulations. >> there we go. dude, that's classic. >> reporter: first stop, the field for batting practice. >> got some angels fans, huh? >> reporter: after a quick meet and greet, jimmy took a swing of his own and got instruction from the expert. and finally, box seats to see how the pros do it. a grand slam day for three of major league baseball's biggest fans. thanks to the mlb, the rockies and the angels and the cubs for these incredible experiences. just ahead, the biggest night of the year for the wwe wrestlemania. john and nikki here fresh off their i lost my sight when i was 14 years old. so i really navigate the world by touch.
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just about 9:30. shaping up to be a day. let's get to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhoodo 51 degrees. there are some scattered clouds around. what you won't see that's on the way for tonight and into tomorrow. a chance of showers and thunderstorms. look to the west, the ohio valley and into kentucky and th weather is. the chance of showers overnight tonight, and again tomorrow afternoon. >> thank you, bill. let's check on the roads with first alert traffic reporter jeayington. >> watching 95 on our cameras around the betsy ross bridge.
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around center city, this drive time from woodhaven road to the vine, 21 minutes. average speeds up into the 40s. the p.a. turnpike, some slow downs because of a crash on the westbound side before wilt low grove. 38-minute drive time westbound from route 1 headed to valley forge. you're looking at video just in from norristown, montgomery county where bill cosby arrived a short time ago for a pretrial hearing which is about to begin. cosby is set to go on trial in june for sexually assaulting a woman in his cheltenham home in 2005. philadelphia police are looking for the who crashed into a fitness center in manayunk. happened around 3:00 this morning. the driver and passenger were inside the suv but took off after the crash. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update for you in 25 minutes. a reminder you can catch us every morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. up next, more of the "today" show.
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♪ i had a great time hitting five colleges in five days for rokerthon 3. but then, i got an opportunity of a lifetime to wrap things up to be part of the wwe's most important night in front of a record breaking crowd. baby. it's the biggest, baddest event of the year. the ultimate thrill ride. the super bowl of wwe. >> to the orter: welcome to wre mania 33, where superstars compete for dominance of the ring, in front of 70,000 fans. i got a taste earlier this year. he's working the dumbbells. but cena had plans for me.
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>> do you want to be in wrestlemania as a special guest ring >> yes. >> reporter: it's off to orlando, to announce john and nikki bella. the home of wrestle justimania . >> you made it. >> reporter: tell me about your opponents? >> they have really stepped up the heat. >> i need a nickname. what do you think thunder? >> al "chocolate thunder" roker. >> what's your tip for me? >> be big, bold and savory. >> reporter: that's what i call you. >> chocolate thunder roker, big, bold and savory. >> you can't see us. you can't see us. >> we can get you in the ring,
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please. >> reporter: after a quick rehearsal and selfies, of course, showtime, baby. we're backstage, wrestlemania, 33. i'm about to bring the chocolate thunder. >> this is what i'm talking about right here. >> reporter: good evening, everybody. i'm al roker. from the "today" show. but you can call me chocolate thunder. first up, residing in hollywood, the mis and marese. he's a nimble minx. and the opponent, from scottsdale, arizona, nikki bella. and from west newberry,
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massachusetts, john cena. >> touchdown tch, yeah. >> reporter: the couples trading hits, in and outside the ring. >> nikki taking down the men. >> reporter: john and nikki, relentless. and ultimately, victorious. the winner of the match, john cena and nikki bella. turns out, the biggest move of the night happened after the match ended. >> i've been waiting so long to ask you this. will you marry me? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he gave her a ring in the ring. that's amazing. >> that is amazing. >> i'm too emotional for this
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well, as we just showed you at wrestlemania 33, what a night for john cena and nikki bella, not only winning their couples match. they got engaged. i got to fly overnight with some of the wwe staff to make it here this morning, with john and nikki. >> here they are, making their first walkout as the future mr. and mrs. john and nikki. >> they're not going to jump over it, right? >> don't slip in those heels, girl. >> yeah. >> congratulations. >> yeah. >> thank you. thank you so much.
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>> congratulations. >> that was so much fun. >> "ferdinand" friend. >> yeah. >> you and i talked before the match. and i asked you if this was a possibility. and you were very coy about it. >> what do you mean by coy? i wouldn't tell you what was going on? >> yeah. exactly. how long had you been planning? >> a long time. i told the story last night before i proposed to nicole about, she has been by my side through a lot of surgeries. i know when they put you under anesthesia, you have 20 minutes when you're out of it but you can talk and you don't remember what's going on. >> truth serum. >> they're going to put me under. ask me whatever you want. you're going to get the answer. >> will you marry me? >> and then, she ended up having neck surgery. it's my turn now. they're going to put you under. and i'm going to have time to ask you whatever i want. when they put her under, i made sure to be the last one to wheel
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her into the o.r. at the moment of no return, i stopped the doctors and i asked can you hear me? yes. i have one question for you. what? you know someday i'm going to marry you? >> and i can't. too much. >> do you remember that moment? >> no. for a year and a half -- >> at all. >> you didn't know. >> she brings up, when are you going to tell me what we talked about? when the time is right. and the time was right. >> he brought that up in the ring last night, that's what you said? >> you didn't tell anybody you were doing this? how many people were fact that it is a giant production, as al saw, there needed to be at least one other person in the loop. >> that's it? >> you told us that your mom was there. >> she was. >> first time seeing you at wrestlemania. this was a big match for nicole and i. this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing to fight alongside the woman i love.
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>> and you won. >> my mom who lives in massachusetts and never travels and hates it, and i've been in 14 wrestlemanias. i slide into the ring and i look at the massive audience. and the first person i see is my mom. and they brought caught it on camera. but i said holy bleep. that's my mom. >> you didn't know she was coming? >> i ran out of the ring, because she shouldn't be there. >> she didn't know you were going to propose? >> she should. i don't know. >> give us the beat. is this what you wanted? did you want the stadium proposal? is it like you pictured it? >> i never would have thought that he would have proposed in front of all those people. but that's home for us. wee is our home. it's where we met. it's our passion and our life. for me, it's like, he is my prince charming. and he's saying, i want her to be my queen, at our home in front of our family. and honestly, i couldn't have
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asked for it to be any other way. it was perfect. >> john, you said at that one point, you didn't see marriage in your future or babies in your future, what changed? >> i found the right person. i found a strong person that i consider an inspiration. an equal. someone when i'm down, can pick me up. it took a person that strong to change my life. >> what were you thinking at that moment? >> thank you. i was thinking, i'm sweating. thank you. i was shocked. and i just didn't, like -- i kind of said quick yes enough. i kind of cut him off. >> he took his time doing this. >> he did. and i think i was -- when he told me the story about the surgery -- i did bug him for a year and a half. i've been dying to know. when he started to say that, i was like, my gosh it was about
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marriage. i still feel like i'm in shock. and my girlfriends were there. it takes three days until you are like, i am engaged. >> now, everybody -- when is ththe date? >> and the story and the buildup to wrestlemania was based on our relationship. and here, me, knowing i'm going to do this for a year and a half and watching her stay strong and keep her head high through all of the comments and everything else. and she's just proved another reason why i love you so much. >> we have something for you guys. is there a date? >> that's up to the boss. >> i've been scrolling my calendar. day like that saturday date? maybe this one. >> will it be in a ring? >> no. >> you want traditional. >> flowers or something? we need something for you guys. it will be a long engagement? or are you ready to get the party started? >> i'm ready to get this party started. >> i'm ready to party.
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>> all right. >> i don't want to do -- oh. >> from the "today" show crew. >> maybe we'll have a "today" wedding. >> right? >> that is so sweet. >> thank you. and, al, thank you for your help in wrestlemania. you'll forever be known to me as chocolate thunder. >> thanks to everybody. and thanks for everybody at the wwe. i have to do weather. the hardest part is gelgt in g and out of the ropes. those are no joke. >> like what you do. >> and the weight. nikki went after the mis. you turned that match around. >> didn't i? >> you took him out. >> i wasn't doing well. >> man. my golly. severe storms in the southeast. dry and mild in the northeast. look for the next storm coming out of the rockies as we begin the week. as we move into the midweek period, severe storms from the upper midwest and the gulf. rain moving into the pacific northwest. and then, by the end of the week, snow. and wind, around the great
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lakes. more wet weather along the west coast. wh that's at's going on around good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. temperatures warmer today. but the skies will be cloudy. those clouds have already started to move into the area. 65 degrees with clouds and sunshine in philadelphia. the high up to 64 for the suburbs. in new jersey, 66. one exception, though, the shore with a sea breeze blowing, 58 degrees this afternoon. clouds will be moving in and taking over this afternoon in the lehigh valley. it does stay dry all day in delaware. the first showers coming in tonight. have a great day. >> and t and that's your latest weather. >> does that mean we're going to have a "today" show baby soon? >> we have the flowers. let's celebrate. >> we need to breathe for 30 seconds. >> the voices are all over the place. three of our favorite childhood stars, all grown up.
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all-american tomboy on "stop by stop." and beverly mitchell-best as lucy camden on "seventh heaven." now, they're all grown up and play heightened versions of themselves on pop tv's unscripted series, "hollywood darli darlings." >> i think reboots are so hot right now. what can we make? >> "out of this world." >> right? >> "golden girls." >> i would be rose, obviously. >> i think she would be a better rose. >> what do you mean? >> she's more rose. >> am i supposed to be blanche? >> you have the southern thing. >> we don't need to fight over it. >> that's a rose thing to say. >> good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> so thrilling to have you here. how odd is it to see when you watch yourself from 25, 30 years ago? >> it's like a weird time capsule. like your entire childhood is in front of you but on tv. >> all of your awkward moments.
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>> all of the moments, bad hair. >> i've gotten more comfortable with it. when you're a teenager, you're like, i can't believe it's out there. as you're older, we have kids of our own. my kids love watching it. >> that's awesome. >> it's unscripted but not a reality tv show. am i right about that? >> yes. >> how does this work? >> well -- >> it was -- we did a lot of impr improv. so, we would kind of know what we wanted to do with our characters. we played versions of ourselves. >> heightened versions. >> extreme versions. >> if you took our personality traits and really, like, uturne them up to 11. that's the characters we play as ourselves. it's great. it gives you the freedom to be yourself but go full-out into these extreme, silly, ridicul s ridiculous, over-the-top scenarios. and we pulled a lot of stuff from that has happened in our
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lives. fan encounters. work situations. mom situations. all this stuff. and we took that and really just amped it up. >> and we got to hang out and make each other laugh all day. >> it was like five weeks of summer camp. we had the best time every day. i was laughing so hard. >> it's improv. we would go and play and do each scene. >> and you knew each other growing up? >> jodie and i did a commercial together. she was 4. i was 5. >> i think we got that. >> amazing. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at that. there you are. >> what was this? >> oscar mayer. >> i'm wearing my new dress. >> and i got a lisp and everything. >> i had a lisp, too. >> i love that. >> and jodie and i were in acting class together. >> 10, 11 years old. >> we are rooting for you. what a great idea for something like this.
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>> thank you. i think people will love it. it shows us in a different light. >> thank you, guys. all the best. "hollywood darlings" april 12th on pop. back in a moment. this is "today" on it's time, america. there's work to be done. it's not going to be easy but there's grit inside of you. and if you need extra motivation the grad fund at strayer university can help push you forward. because up to your last year of classes could be on us. that's right. on us. today is the day. strayer university. let's get it, america.
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we got the results of our shower survey. should you take a shower every day? 93% -- 94% of you said yes. only 6% of you said no. there's matt lauer, he says three a day. >> i'm going to say that was a bluff and some people weren't yo gina. we're working our argument. >> the people at home who haven't showered -- ♪fast, rhythmic drumming
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it's now open in the poconos! america's largest indoor waterpark is making waves. kalahari resorts & conventions in the poconos. book your african adventure now! good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00 a.m. enjoying a warmup today. let's get to first alert bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> temperatures in the middle 50s. 55 in new jersey. the suburbs, 54. 54 degrees in philadelphia. just a light breeze out of the south at 3 miles per hour. the wind will pick up. that will boost temperatures, even though clouds are moving in, a mostly cloudy afternoon, but it will be dry today. 65 in philadelphia.
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60s for delaware, lehigh valley and new jersey. the exception is the shore where a sea breeze keeps temperatures in the 50s. let's check the roads with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington looking at the skew skil sk schuylki schuylkill. 15 minutes from the blue route headed to the vine street. a crash in upper moreland around maryland road and commerce avenue. in wilmington, three high school girls are on trial following a fight last year that left a classmate dead. the victim was amy joiner francis. it happened at the howard high school of technology. francis died of heart problems following that fight. i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes. a reminder that you can catch us every morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. up next, more of the "today" show.
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