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company is called valeant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. good morning. chaos and clashes. violence breaks out at a donald trump rally in chicago after a last-minute cancellation. protesters and supporters taking their fight into the streets and the candidate said he made the right move. >> i don't want to see anybody get hurt. >> chicago police making it clear he didn't have to cancel. his poepts also weighing in. >> there's only one presidential their events. >> it starts at the top. >> will tempers flare at trump's we're live.
days of endless rain sending floodwaters racing into neighborhoods. >> we got these people trapped in a house >> nearly 2,000 people rescued by the national guard. rivers at record-breaking levels rising over their banks. dylan will tell us when the rain will finally let up. one captured, one on the run. convicts escape three days ago, is back behind bars, caught overnight. this morning police say his accomplice is very dangerous criminal, is still on the loose. and what a shot. a neck-and-neck college game between the uconn huskies and cincinnati bearcats coming down to one incredible shot. >> this is good if it goes. >> holy cow! >> are you kidding me? >> that basket sending the game into a fourth overtime. uconn fans everywhere are celebrating the win which may
dance, today, march 12, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. what a shot, indeed. >> how about those uconn huskies. i love it. i said this remind me of -- i think it was '93. there was this crazy, long, it's great and late moment. the uconn huskies, some of you may remember, who also grew up in connecticut like me. it's very exciting. >> you know your knowledge about -- >> i have small tidbits of knowledge i can break out every now and then. >> all things nutmeg state. >> is it the nutmeg senate. >> oh, yes. and the constitution state. >> we'll get right to our top story. the violent scenes emerging at donald trump campaign rallies. on friday night pure chaos after
in a moment we'll speak to former gop presidential candidate carly fiorina. but let's start with nbc's hallie jackson in dayton, ohio, where a trump rally will be held later. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. all indications the rally will move forward. people have been lining up. some people got here at 1:00 a.m. for the trump event since cancelling the event in chicago. that is where five people were arrested. trump now tweeting this morning about, quote, the organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our first saying they've totally energized america. pandemonium and a crowd packed with protesters, days of rising point. >> tonight's rally will be postponed until another day. >> reporter: the chaos in chicago spilling out into the streets.
trump's protesters from his supporters. one arguing with demonstrators, raising her hand in a salute. elsewhere, cameras capture a bloody police officer. trump on msnbc. explaining why he called off the event. >> i don't want to see anybody get hurt. i think it was the right thing to do under the circumstances. >> how are they going to react to these pictures when they go to vote? >> two people told me this increases the vote for trump. >> reporter: his campaign says it postponed the rally after meeting with law enforcement, but chicago police point to the 100 extra officers who had been called in. >> we were confident we had the proper amount of resources dedicated to the event and we relaid amount of resources and we relayed that to mr. trump. >> reporter: trump did not cancel earlier in the day in st. louis interrupted by demonstrators there. one led away bloody. 32 people arrested.
incite violence. >> reporter: trump facing fire for comments to protesters. a regular presence at his rallies. his rivals are arguing he is the one who should set the tone. >> one candidate has violence at the campaign. >> any candidate is responsible for the culture of the campaign. >> reporter: every one of trump's competitors, republican and democrat, has commented on what happened overnight in chicago. john kasich for example saying the seeds of division donald trump has been sewing are bearing fruit. trump is questioning freedom of speech, again, under fire for his tone on the campaign trail. >> hallie jackson in ohio. hallie, thank you. >> we have ali who was at the rally last night. ali, good morning.
escalating tensions building over the past week. the question this morning for a lot of people is whether or not this came as a surprise. since you have been at so many events, was it a surprise? >> we have been seeing over the past few weeks is tensions have been much higher. i point to one rally in new orleans before that. that primary on tuesday. he was there on monday night. there were a lot of protesters in the crowd. it is not just the frequency and number of protesters, but the way they are acting toward them. a lot of people are saying that trump's rhetoric is emboldening them. if you let me set the stage n the arena last night across the ground floor, there were multiple sections filled with protesters ready to disrupt. with the goal of disrupting and even cancelling the rally, getting trump to say he won't be here in downtown chicago. when that announcement was made, supporters. that continued out on the
this tension has been here. it is simmering around the rallies for weeks. for us who have been covering the campaign, it is not surprising as disheartening to finally see it spilling over. much of it having to do with protesters and supporters say they are emboldened by trump's rhetoric. >> somebody says it almost sounded like the campaign it came as a surprise. is that the sense you get from the folks you speak with their? >> reporter: sources have told me in the days leading up to the rally, they were expecting a large amount of protesters. there were activist groups plan to be here. the idea protesters at a trump rally is nothing new. we expect to see that almost daily at the rallies. it is something we have seen an uptick in recent days. the tensions have been spilling over.
talk to feel further emboldened and the more states he seems to win and it translates into what they feel is their ideology is defended on the ground. he says they are doing what they think is right in terms of defending the ideas that they think are the right path for america and he espouses. a lot of people feel it is the fault of the protesters. >> ali, thank you. >> carly fiorina is a former republican presidential candidate now endorsed and campaigning for ted cruz. mrs. fiorina, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's start with the scenes. officers injured, bloodied protester protesters, violence spilling in the streets. these are the scenes that find
how do you defend scenes like that come november? >> i don't. that's why i'm working so hard to defeat donald trump. we have to defeat donald trump fair and square at the ballot box. the only one capable of doing that is ted cruz. that's why i endorsed him and that's why i'm working very hard to win the nomination. these scenes are unhelpful. it is clear in chicago that protesters were organizing specifically to disrupt this rally, it is also clear that tone is set at the top. this tone that is being set at the top of the trump campaign is not helpful to our party. it is not helpful to our nation. i said the very week that donald trump announced his candidacy, he does not represent me and he does not represent my party. so we have to defeat him. >> when we look at ted cruz, you are campaigning for now, he has done well in the south. he has done well in caucus
as we head now into the importance of ohio and florida, we are seeing ted cruz polling third and as we move into the winner take all primary states, where do you see his path to the nomination? >> first, let me point out in the state of michigan, which trump won, cruz came in second. i don't think there is much doubt that ohio and florida are basically in play between kasich and trump, rubio and trump. it looks like both kasich and rubio will lose their home states. at which case they will withdraw. the thing is the party now needs to unify behind ted cruz so that he can beat donald trump fair and square. it is also true, however, we have almost 50% of the delegates left to be awarded. this contest is not over. the media wants it to be over.
we have a long way to go. i don't think donald trump has never faced a one-on-one race. that is why you heard donald trump say maybe we shouldn't have anymore debates. he doesn't want to debated cruz. the reason he doesn't want to debated ted cruz is because ted cruz stayed on pace and policy. he doesn't talk about body parts or spray tans or hurled insults. when the issue is substance and these are serious times in america. we need to talk about substance and policies and reforms in washington. donald trump doesn't have a lot to say. >> mrs. fiorina, if trump does become the presidential nominee, do you endorse him or campaign for him? >> he's not going to be the going to beat him. >> that was not a yes or no. thank you. carly fiorina, i appreciate your time on this saturday morning.
>> tniurcreeks. some of which have spilled their banks. >> reporter: record setting flooding as they roll to the gulf of mexico. waters near the roofs in homes in louisiana. after four days of relentless rain, the flood gates cannot hold back the deluge. >> we are almost double than that we have had before. >> reporter: now neighborhood after neighborhood is under water with no way out.
about two or three feet of water. >> reporter: the national guard has rescued more than 1,700 people. plucking some from the raging waters as they clung to tree trunks. rescuers struggling in the severe conditions. >> one of our people stuck down there. we will go back to see what we can do. >> reporter: neighbors fill sand bags hoping to stem the rising tide. >> we can't control. >> reporter: for others, it is too late. water has taken over their homes and they are grabbing the kids and getting out. it won't be easy. roads closed. debris and a boat washes into the bridges. water logged ground buckling a foundation in a mississippi apartment complex. >> the building is at risk of falling over of collapsing. >> reporter: and more rain is expected today. >> if it keeps up for more days, we may as well build a boat.
situation is still changing too rapidly. some areas may not see a break in the rain until sunday. erica. back to you. >> sarah dallof, thank you. >> dylan, any relief soon? >> yes. the worst of the heaviest rain is over. we could see 2 to 3 inches more of rain. monroe, louisiana picked up more than 20 inches of rainfall. all that water, the heavy rain has stopped, it is trickling into the rivers. i want to point out we have heavy rain now moving into the panhandle of florida. you see the scattered showers moving in from the south. these intensify later today we cou we could see pockets heavier rain. all of these red diamonds is rivers in major flood stage. it's going to take until things dry out before the rivers start to recede. we still have flash food warnings in effect and flood warnings across
(1) 200-0000-- 12 million people under this risk. rain is going to fall into arkansas as we go into the weekend. it's going to take until we get days of sunshine before the rivers recede. it takes a while. >> thank you. still wanted and still on the loose. >> i got busted. >> new mexico's most wanted, convicted murderer joseph cruz back in handcuffs after two days on the run.
that probation and parole picked him up. identified him. there was a short foot pursuit and took him into custody. >> reporter: but the prisoner he escaped with is still out there, possibly armed and definitely dangerous. this is lie yell claw, firing directly into a police car in 2007. >> shots fired! shots fired! >> reporter: moments after leading authorities on a high-speed chase at 90 miles an hour. at one point a passenger jumping into the middle of the road. officer robert was there during claw's last shootout and is concerned about what could happen now that he's back on the loose. >> he'll find more of a reason to run or fight or possibly harm other people in his way. >> reporter: claw and cruz escaped while being transferred between two new mexico prisons wednesday night. fully shackled in leg irons, stomach chains and handcuffs. authorities think they may have escaped while the prison van stopped for fuel. hours later the pair was spotted by security cameras laughing in the lobby of this albuquerque motel.
doors and windows. >> these individuals are considered armed and dangerous. >> reporter: cruz, 32, is serving a sentence for first-degree murder and child abuse. clah doing time for armed robbery and assault. with clah still on the loose, authorities are issuing a stern warning. >> we'll catch up to you at some point. it's going to be very uncomfortable for you if you harbored these two individuals. before we find you, come to us. >> authorities have a $10,000 reward out for clah's cap. in the meantime they're asking tronts stay on high alert. nbc's morgan, thank you. after two top executives at the wounded warrior project were fired. >> good morning. those execs were fired amidreports of lavish spending and concerns that a large percentage of donations were not
>> we won't leave one warrior behind. >> reporter: after reports of overspending and waste by one of america's largest and best known veterans charities -- >> find out how you can do your part. >> reporter: a major shake upat the wounded warrior project. ceo steve nardizzi accused of lavish spending on overhead, including on air travel and over-the-top parties. >> it's a culture that was created by these guys. and i think that that culture is systematic and they're going to need to change a lot more. >> reporter: wounded warriors raised $342 million in 2014 alone. but questions remain about how some of that money was spent. >> the money should go to the veterans. the gauge is 90% or better and anything less than that they're doing something wrong. >> reporter: a cbs news investigation first shed light on the problems. a former employee describing nardizzi's entrances at a
>> he rappelled down the side of a meeting. >> to make a grand entrance? >> yeah. and he's come in on a segue, he's come in on a horse. >> reporter: cbs reporting up to half of donations are going to cost of running the charity and not to veterans. but an internal audit found more than 80% of donations went to programming. if that's the case, the charity would be meeting guidelines from watchdog groups. analysts say the ripple effect will impact veterans first and foremost. >> i think over the short term, at least, i think contributions to veterans groups is going to go down. >> if donations do, indeed, go down, it could impact more than 20 million u.s. veterans. nbc news did reach out to the fired executives. they declined to comment. craig? >> it's the ripple effect that's most troubling. thank you. this morning former first lady nancy reagan is finally reunited with her beloved husband. mrs. reagan, who died last sunday at age 94, was laid to
president reagan at his namesake library in simi valley, california. a crowd of dignitaries and celebrities gathered to celebrate the queen of republic camelot, with white peonies. emerson lake and palmer keyboardist has died and police are investigating the death of keith emerson as a suicide. investigators say he had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. emerson, along with carl palmer and greg lake were giants of progressive rock in the '70s, recording six platinum-selling albums including "brain salad surgery" which featured nearly a 30-minute composition. he was 71. big sports news this morning after two disappointing drama-filled seasons, the cleveland browns released johnny manziel.
faces an uncertain future in the nfl and potential criminal charges as well. in texas following a domestic violence incident. the browns use aid first-round pick in 2014 to draft manziel. he earned the title johnny football during his time at texas a&m but more recently he became known for his excessive partying. last year the browns supported him through a lengthy stay in rehab. dylan is back with a look at the rest of the country's forecast on this saturday. to it's going to be warmup and down the east coast. we're looking at highs to top out into the 60s. 61 in new yorkcity, we're looking at mid-60s. we're going to see rain and scatter thunderstorms along the gulf coast. although the heaviest is pushing to east. but we have that residual flooding because of the recent rain. in the southern plains, 25 to 30 degrees above average topping out in the 70s. a storm is making its way in the pacific northwest. it make rain and
we get into tomorrow. that's a look at the weather across the country. i'm meteorologist mark collins. moisture in the gulf of mix mix. it will work into the gulf. clouds on the increase. if you have to take your pick, today better than tomorrow because sunday we're looking at about a 40% chance of rain late in the afternoon. enjoy. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. >> we will catch up on the weeks big stories and the brawl in the middle of the flight. and caitlyn jenner's big surprise announced. but first this is "today" on
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we are back on this saturday morning, march 12th, 2016. look at that fantastic crowd outside. >> a great crowd. >> when the weather's nice, they come out in full force. we will head out in just a bit. >> basketball. let's get a look at what is makes headlines on saturday morning. donald trump will be at a rally this morning in ohio despite the ongoing violence at his campaign events. he canceled a rally in chicago friday night after a number of protesters showed up and spilled out in the streets in violence.
flood waters rising as rivers swell over banks invading neighborhoods. 2,000 residents had to be rescued from their homes. the area could get 2 to 3 inches more of rain. and scott kelly who returned from the international space station will no longer go out of this world. kelly is retiring from nasa next month. he will continue the research of the year in space did to his body. his brother mark is participating in the studies. >> i say he earned that retirement. let's start the half hour "the download." sheinelle has the recap. >> it was an epic week on the campaign trail. a dramatic day in court for erin andrews. those are just a few of the biggest stories.
donald trump with wins in mississippi, michigan and hawaii. >> election night well done. except for the steak and wine at his news conference. >> there is only one person that did well tonight. donald trump. >> and democrat bernie sanders had a surprise win over hillary clinton. >> senator sanders pulling off a stunning upset in michigan. >> we won nine states. a lot more are yet to come. >> on the trail, violence at a trump rally in north carolina. >> stunning video capturing a trump supporter sucker punching rakeem jones. >> the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> he was arrested and charged with assault. flooding affects millions. >> record rainfall ravaging the south. waters devastating east texas and louisiana. >> i have a new roof on the house that is worthless. a verdict in the erin
she sued a stalker and nashville marriott after being filmed naked in the hotel room. >> the jury awarded andrews $55 million. michael barrett is responsible for 51% of the amount. the hotel and management company, 49%. football legend peyton manning calling it quits. >> super bowl 50 is a story book ending to a storied career. >> other players who are more talented, but no one could out prepare me. not the friendly skies. women fighting on a flight to los angeles over a boom box. it was an all-out brawl caught on camera. several women exchanging blows on the spirit airlines flight as looked on. >> that is the last thing you want to see happen on a plane. on long island, a happier airplane story. >> a father and daughter were on board that small plane when the
they deployed the plane's parachute and managed to land it safely. fatherly instincts saved the day at the ballpark. >> the bat goes into the seats. >> you could hear the crowd's reaction on the pirates radio network as the bat slipped from the hitter's hands and hurtling to the third row. look at the father, shawn. instincts moving in. and unexpected wedding moment. >> a wedding in ireland, a 4-year-old lad who stole the show. >> yes! >> look at him go. >> a pile of leaves. you see it and you want to go for it. you can't stop yourself. >> you raise an interesting point about the spirit airlines. we were watching that video. dylan chimes in with -- >> who has a boom box.
came up. a boom box? >> they still make those? >> the tape player. >> then it goes through the security. can you take a boom box? >> as long as it plays. >> if you can take your laptop. >> i actually had a cassette player. i was ashamed, right? i remember taking a sweatshirt and putting it over my cassette player and putting in iphone ear buds. it wasn't that recent, but recent enough. >> did you have the scotch tape over the holes? >> let's take a turn. it is warm this week. i have a 2-year-old's birthday party. >> break out the boom box. >> well played, dylan dreyer. it is warm with temperatures above average across the country. up across the northern plains. dakotas will be 30 degrees above average. highs in cleveland, 56.
in the upper 50s and low 60 in the northeast. very nice for this time of year. nashville should make it up to 75. 15 degrees above average. as we go through the next several days, by monday, bismarck, 70 degrees. 65 on tuesday. chicago from 40s to 50s to eventually in the 60s by tuesday. new york with rain and on tuesday, back up to 61 degrees. down south, temperatures in the 70s and 80s. watching rain in louisiana.
still distracted by the boom box. happy birthday to little dell. >> dell says thanks. >> he is excited about your mixed tape. still to come, how about a nap at work? >> how about yes. especially tomorrow after we change the clocks. why some say sleeping on the money. up next, a rossen reports investigation reveals how easy it is to get all types of animals on flights for free.
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this portion of "today" is brought to you by belsomra. belsomra.com. this morning on rossen reports, a wild kingdom in the wild blue yonder. how people are getting pets on flights for free. all to save a buck. >> today's correspondent jeff rossen and his team found out how easy it is to get any animal on board. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you. so many of us going on vacation for spring break. get ready. i may sit next to wild animals
miniature horses and kangaroos. it is happening. this is allowed. you can bring almost any animal on to a plane as long as they are certified as an emotional support animal. it must be hard to get one of those letters. buckle up. pets on planes. from dogs to really big dogs. even turkeys sitting in coach. they don't need a text. they have something better. emotional support vest and official letter from the mental health professional. >> snakes, birds, pigs.mortyfied. experts say far too often, passengers are abusing the system and it is out of control. >> it is about the money. because one way to travel with a pet on some airlines can be up to $600. if that animal is designated as
gets to come with you for free. >> reporter: so how easy is it? web sites offering esa certifications. fill out a questionnaire. how often have you been sleeping? i work on a morning show. there it is. based on your responses, you are a good candidate for emotional support animal. great. for $150, i get it. they e-mail me the official letter from the mental health professional. i never met with her. i never spoke to her. and before you know it, i'm flying with rory. >> we're boarding a flight and did not ask to see the letter. no problems. no questions asked. >> reporter: and because rory is an emotional support animal, she can ride in my lap. no crate required.
and the airline never asks a thing. so i just flew with the dog. we ramp it up. this is my producer lindsey. >> i certified an emotional support pig. >> emotional support pig. >> a pig. >> did you have to meet anybody? >> it was all online. >> same with the dog. >> exact thing. >> you are going to fly with a pig? >> sure am. >> reporter: yes, she did it. that is spencer, a 3-month-old pot belly pig. we borrowed him from a pig farm. remember he is an emotional support animal. at security, they ask for proof. no problem. we have the letter. on board, spencer gets to sit on her lap, too. >> pig on a plane. >> reporter: this pig flies round trip. on that second leg, agents ask
gate and spencer gets right on again. >> people are abusing the system. we see it every day. >> reporter: disability experts say the experiment showing how out of control it has become. people are probably watching this right now and say who am i hurting? >> you are passing yourself off as a person with a disability. it has a consequence for those who need the animals. >> reporter: until a crackdown, this could be sitting next to you on your next flight. >> by the way, delta reviews their policies and reserve the right to evaluate each case. their policies are directly aligned with federal regulations. that's just it. even though we heard from so many of you who are outraged by the abuse of the system, emotional support animals are protected by federal law. there is very little the airlines do. get ready. you may sit next to a real life easter bunny on the next flight for vacation.
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for people over the age of 65, stroke increases 23%. that is because it gives the shock to the system. springing ahead can increase blood pressure and create more blood clots. that is for people with pre- pre-existing conditions. >> try to stick it a regular sleep pattern. exercise helps. cut back on caffeine. try to destress. >> you are trying to fall asleep worrying you will lose an hour of sleep. >> this is what will happen. everybody will say you know what time it should be right now? >> that is true. my body is telling me. >> i feel what was a game changer, your iphone. don't physically change the clock. it works for you. you set the alarm. >> i worry that i will be caught in an iphone nightmare.
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he's 30-year-old john kotfila jr. he was killed when a wrong
cruiser. this is a picture when he rescued a kitten last year. this happened on the east selmon express way. the wrong-way driver also died. this is a live look in our traffic cameras at the crash. cruisers are blocking the roads. we go to mark with weather. >> that's a sad story. 64. looking at the low 6 -- low 70s. it's a warm day. highs topping out around 82. no rain in forecast here today, but as we head into tomorrow, showers will be on the increase during the afternoon.
good morning. chaos and clashes. protesters and supporters at a donald trump rally going head to head minutes after the candidate canceled his appearance in chicago. these scenes becoming familiar at trump's rallies. what opponents are saying. underwater. rising floodwaters in the south. residents forced from homes after having been rescued and taken to rescue. when will it all let
up? and kicking off south by southwest. president obama along with
for the beginning of the biggest ted conference this career. what the president is saying about the debate over law enforcement and smartphones today, saturday, march 12th, twix. >> new york city! >> mama loves today. >> good morning! >> happy birthday! good morning. welcome back to "today." saturday morning. a fantastic crowd on the plaza. >> a lot of nice people on the plaza. >> and the weather is nice. >> spring break too.
we'll take it all. we have a lot to get to this morning. we want to begin with the latest on the overnight violence at donald trump's rally. good morning. >> good morning. the chaos in chicago between donald trump protesters and his supporters creating more controversy for the republican front-runner. today the show is expected to go on with another rally scheduled for later this morning in dayton, ohio. nbc's halle jackson is there with what we can expect. halle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. right now all indications are that rally will go on. people are being let inside right now. some folks started lining up at 1:00 in the morning for this, the first event since donald trump canceled that rally in chicago because of security concerns, saying he didn't want people to get hurt or worse. overnight fights erupted in that chicago crowd packed with protesters. a boiling point after days of rising tensions. trump's campaign says it made the decision to call off the event after meeting with law
it played no role and had adequate security. on the streets, police separating trump's protesters from trump's supporters. one officer caught on camera injured and bleeding. earlier in the day a rally in st. louis was also interrupted by demonstrators. trump's opponents now saying his campaign encourages hostility. >> these scenes are unhelpful, and while it's pretty clear in chicago that protesters were organizing specifically to disrupt this rally, it's also clear that tone is set at the top, and this tone that is being set at the top of the trump campaign is not helpful to our party. it is not helpful to our nation. >> reporter: five people were arrested in chicago including a journalist, and this morning, trump is tweeting about all of this, saying that in his words this organized group of people, many of them, quote, thugs, shut down his first amendment rights. we expect to hear more from him on the campaign trail today.
this morning, potentially flashflooding in the south. dylan is tracking it all and we'll hear from her in just a moment. four days of relentless rainfall with more on the way causing record-setting flooding, washing away homes and roadways. the water nearly took to the roofs of homes along the sabine rimp in louisiana, and the saturated ground buckling a foundation at an apartment complex in missouri. the national guard has rescued more than 1,700 people, plucking some from the raging waters, many clinging to tree trunks. a popular seafood restaurant chain is serving up an apology after a minnesota couple noticed a racially charged photo used as decor. take a look. the photo embedded in the top of a dining table depicted a black man's lynching. caption under the photo described the image as a hanging at grossbeck, texas, on april 12th, 1895, with a cartoon-like bubble over the man's head reading, "all i said was i don't like gumbo." the couple took to social media urging others to complain.
it and called for the restaurant to apologize. that's the news. guys, back to you. >> we will take it. thanks. dylan is outside. a little check of the forecast for us. >> good morning again, guys. we have a big birthday celebration this morning. trill lets all turning 17, obviously, if you're trib lets. where are you from? >> kansas. >> what are your plans in new york? >> broadway show. >> broadway show. >> jimmy fallon. >> awesome. happy birthday, all three of you. beautiful family. let's look at the weather rout west where there's a big storm making it way onshore. rain. today it's california and south oregon. we're looking at the chance of strong, gusty winds. hurricane force wind possible sunday along the oregon coast. also looking at significant mountain snowfall. good news for the snow back but all the rain could lead to
we're looking at about 4 to 5 inches of rain widespread but we could see isolated higher amounts 6 to w e i have an auction winner on the plaza. you're all the way from? >> ps 118 in brooklyn. >> are you having fun? >> we're having a great time. >> it's so nice to have you here. thank you so much. erica? >> dylan, thanks.
week are in austin, texas, for the annual technology conference south by southwest, and among them is president obama, who's taking heat for missing nancy reagan's funeral on friday. this morning president obama is making news about smartphones and privacy. olivia sternz arnes joins us from austin. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica erica. this is the first time ever a sitting president has actually come down to south by southwest, this ten-day festival that celebrates film, music and, of course, technology. some like to call it spring break for nerds. the president waste nod time in wading right into this fierce debate that's raging in the country right now over privacy and security. president obama wading into the debate over law enforcement and our phones. the president saying he can't comment on the fbi's attempt to access the san bernardino shooter's iphone but argues smartphones can't be completely
>> how do we apprehend the child porngrapher? how do we disrupt a terrorist plot? if you can't crack that, government can't get in, then everybody's walking around with a swiss bank account in their pocket. >> reporter: the fact the president showed up, the latest stamp of approval for this annual gathering of geeks and disrupters. it's here at south by southwest that a little company called twitter first exploded. >> reporter: where unknown singer john mayer performed before signing his first record deal. where the "hurt locker" premiered going on to win an oscar for best picture. and where no one bats an eye when a tech entrepreneur says something like this. >> i do personally want to step foot on mars. i would like to die on mars,
>> reporter: this year more than austin. >> one of the unique things is it brings together a lot of different kinds of people. connections that can lead to really cool things. >> reporter: the big themes, president obama hit on one, access to technology. and next week the first lady will be here to speak about another, diversity. something facebook is also here to talk about. >> the biggest issue is how do we get more people who have been traditionally underrepresented along the road to gaining the skills we need. how do we get people to learn computer science in schools. >> reporter: in between the talks, celebs sightings galore. star wars director j.j. abrams is in town, too. with a few storm troopers. >> can i get a fish taco, please? >> reporter: of course, you can't forget the food. these girls in town to celebrate
and it really is all about the food down here. even yesterday president obama made waves by going to torcie's, a very famous taco spot. but it's 7:00 a.m. here, so all i could find was this beautiful breakfast taco from magnolia cafe. really beats the bagels up at 30 rock. >> we'll let you have your breakfast, then. thank you. now here's craig. >> erica, thanks. a mystery is growing this morning over a death that sounds like it could be straight from a cold war spy novel. a russian millionaire with ties to the kremlin is found dead in a washington, d.c., hotel room. this morning there are a lot of questions about his death. nbc's kelly cobiella is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you. when this former ally of vladimir putin died, russian media blamed a heart attack now
blunt-force trauma. his nickname was the bulldozer, who ran over his rivals, controlling the kremlin's media message and earning a seat at the table with president vladimir putin. last november the 57-year-old was found dead in his room at the dupont circle hotel. washington, d.c. police and the medical examiner now say he died of, quote, blunt-force injuries of the head. and had injuries to his neck, torso, arms and legs. he abruptly left his high-powered job and moscow over a year ago suddenly for unknown reasons out of favor, it seems. >> it does seem really quite extraordinary. >> reporter: an extraordinary death, intelligence analyst he says, because -- >> it sounds too crude to me, to be an organized, a state-organized one. enemies have a different way of disappearing.
down on a street. one poisoned with radioactive journalist executed in an elevator. >> blam, bam, bam, five five .9-millimeter bullets or out of hotel windows. >> reporter: the kremlin denies they're involved. putin praised him after he died and the russian government is demanding answers. we've been asking for months, says the foreign ministry spokeswoman. still, conspiracy theories are swirling. was he about to spill putin's secrets and was he silenced? there's no evidence of that at this point. d.c. police do say that he was drinking heavily the night before he died. and was seen on hotel security cameras looking disheveled. erica and craig, at this point they're not calling this a murder. >> kelly cobiella for us this morning in london. thank you. up next, worst ride of her
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breaking news, a hillsboro county sheriff's deputy is dead after a wrong-way crash. we learned his name. 30-year-old john kotfila jr. was killed when a wrong-way driver slammed into his cruiser head on. this is a picture when he rescued a kitten last year. this crash happened on the east selmon way on the i-75. we learned the driver's name, 30-year-old eric thomas mac beth. this is a look from our traffic cameras. it has been cleared now, but the roadway has not been reopened just yet. we're going to go to
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