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test it is sonday, april 4th. ming up on "early today." its was a weekend on danger, even deadly weather. 45 people faced huge wind gust, snow, and anything but springlike temperatures. >> the presidential race in wisconsin is shaping up to be a perthal moment for both parties. exposed. how the rich and famous used off shore accounts to avoid paying the irs. plus a huge night at the academy of country music awards.
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and for those with heart trouble. "early today" starts right now. well, good morning on this monday and thanks for joining uy on this monday morning. we're now two weeks into spring, but it does not feel like it across a wide swath of the u.s. and east coast. over the weekend strong winds tore down trees and ripped d, n power lines. as the first in the series of fast-moving low pressure system of c clippers move across the midwest i o the northeast bringing winds up to 66 miles an hour. in massachusetts two people were killed after a tree fill on their car trapped them inside and a strong wind causes a tree to come crashing down in this maryland home. a man was knocked unconscious but his famaly was o'-wise oklahoma. more snow? it's in the forecast. bill karps will have more in a few minutes. right now amtrak says
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corridor should be back soon. it happened when the train rammed into a backhoe on the trwaacks. nbc's sara has more. >> reporter: palmetto train 89 describe a fireball. >> there were people who were pretty bloody because it was an explosion. we got off track and there was a big explosion and then a fire very 15-year-old linton holmes was traveling to visit his father. officials say the train traveled from new york to sash na hit a backhoe on the trat s outside philadelphia. two people were killed. >> we now have our second doa located at the impact site of the backhoe. >> reporter: stephanie burroughs snapped these photos.
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the air after the hord impact.althe 341 passengers and seven employees were i evacuated to a nearby o urch. nearly hreet ozen were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. one of the nation's busiest stretches of trtaack. >> most of has arrived on cene and we will be looking at mechanical operations, signal, track, human pel rformance, and survival factors. >> reporter: this isn't the first deadly amtrak accident in thw last year. last year a train traveling through philadelphia derailed killing eight people, injuring more than 200. that crash is still being investigated. as passengers and their families wait to find out what happened this time, many tried to make sense of this latest tragedy. >> my heart just dropped. i pray for the l er families who suffered the .oss. i can't imagine it. meanwhile in a separate
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when an amtrak train bound for california hit a car in northern illinois sunday. they say the vehicle drove around the crossing gates. the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. amtrak officials say no one was hurt. documents say they know how law firms are doing it. more than 11.5 million documu'ts from a pan a mainian law firm were leaked. the so-cald panama papers are considered the largest leak of inside information in history. among the findings, details of 12 current and former world leaders' offshore holdings and although his name does not .directly appear, the papers show associates of vladimir putin
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banks and companies. the law firm said in part it had operated beyond reproach for over 40 years and had never been accused or chargedsaith criminal wronoing. in the presidential raay, hillary clinton is refocusing her campaign. they've offered dated for future bates but says the sanders campaign rejected them. sanders said oneate offered was the date of the ncaa finals. it's 1yu69 a dustup. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> repo ter: feeling the heat on her home turf of new york hillary clinton spent the morning visiting churches in brooklyn. >> i want to underscore how honored i was to serve as your senator for eight years, to work with you. >> reporter: clinton had started to pivot to the general election d donald trump but now praying bernie sanders's newfound
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on "meet the press" hillary clinton acknowledged she still has a fight on her hands. >> i know i till have work to do m to win the nomination and i'll going to keep reaching out to every voter everywhere in these contests. >> reporter: clinton's poll shows a double digit advance but sanders ih catching up.exstill sanders' path to the nomination is narrow and winning o nomination on tuesday is crucial. >> if it comes out of young people voted, we will win on tuesday. >> reporter: and sanders repeated his claim, he would do better against donald trump. >> poll after poll shows we're doing much better against trump than she is. >> as i said before about donald
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demagoguery, when you insight violence violence, you are acting like a political arsonist. >> reporter: clinton's campaign dogged by the ongoing controversy over her e-mails. the fbi expected to interview her soon, although she says she hasn't been contacted yes and is on't concerned. >> no, i'm not because i don't think anything inappropriate was done, but i'm not at all worried about it. >> reporter: clinton's focus now, staying on top with sanders surging. on the other side, the republicans are focused on tuesday. that's when wisconsin voters head to the polls. donald trump is joining ted cruz, calling for ohio governor john kasich to get out of the race. >> if i didn't have kasich, i'd automatically win. look, if i get 50%, lots of good things happen, right? i'm way over 50%. but with kasich it's hard jeer insa a campaign e-mail kasich kicked back, a vote for hillary clinton is a
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a vote for donald trump is a vote for hillary clinton. he said, yeah, if it was a mistake. if i had to do it again, i wouldn't have said it. cruz meanwhile is pushing hard for the badger state. he said it shows he can compete never. former u.s. soccer star amy wambach was arrested, in fact, and charged wtsh driving under the influence. po plice pulled her over just after 11:00 p.m. when she ran a red-light. she failed sobriety tests and later failed a breath test. wambach was booked at the county jail and released sunday morning. she's a two f h time olympic gold medalist and fifa world champion. she holds the world record for
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she apologized on facebook and said i have let myself and others down. i take full responsibilitpakor my actions and it'stall on me and i will make sure my horrible mistake is never repeated. boy, it was frightful for a lot of folks. a winter blast hit hard over the weekend. >> the winds. there's a couple edges of snow. now we're dealing with another mini snowstorm. so far it's understood achieving in plathces like hudson, so that's good. so the timing of it is probably the biggest problem. ditional snowfall, i mean these amounts are not -- you know, they're not e actly hefty or anything, but during the morning commute is when we'll get the one or t inches accumulating. be careful. boston could end up with the higher totals. that's because you get a little bit of an enhancement.
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just a rain event for new york city southward, the snow, up through areas of northern connecticut and across the mass pike. by 5:00 p.m., it's ending in no. it's going to be plain old rain for you. the rest of the c ntry is great. we're in the 70s in the south. lahoma, you look great too. 80s and even the 90th. there what a difference today. washington, d.c., will be warmer. from texas to floor looks ifantaso c. so it's really just the great lakes and the northeast. we suffer for a couple of days. >> let's hopefully see the suffering end soon. thank you, bill. straight ahead, important new details for anyone with heart concerns. plus amazon continues to look for market share outside of
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ow to entertainment. the academy of country music awards aired last night with a big musical duet featuring dolly parton and katy perry. perry went on to give parton her award for "coat of many colors." while, the i hearst music radio awards opening with not other than justin bieber. look at that hair. but it was taylor swift who was big winner of the year. that's not all. taylor swift also got a lot of attention this weekend for her new apple music ad. it reflects a change of heart who briefly removed her music. >> she can laugh at herself, win everything.
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breaking news overnight. flames sweep through a building in brooklyn. firefighters spending hours trying to get it under control. we are live. also breaking now, a fire in newark over the airport. a terminal evacuated not once, but twice. and dangerous winds topple trees and power lines, knocking out power to thousands. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. it's monday morning, april 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. bu wht raphael miranda is here. what happened to spring? >> we've had a rough go. now we're talking about snow. not helping the situation. at least the winds are lighter than yesterday. that's good news. here's the snow streaming in. in orange county, watch out for slippery roadways. newburgh, highland falls into putnam county as well. here in the city, too warm for snow.


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