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right now on "today in new york," police investigating an officer involved shooting that left one man dead. the road to the white house winds through new york. candidates close out a big weekend of campaigning ahead of tuesday's primary. in ecuador, a massive earthquake rocks the region. we'll have rescue efforts on the way. it's sunday, april 17th. i'm gus rosendale. i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle today. oh, what a beautiful day. >> this weekend, not bad. >> finally.
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we're happy that. we have raphael miranda with a look at the temperatures today. >> good morning guys. efrp was out and about yesterday enjoying the beautiful weather. even milder today. we'll make it back into the 70s. that has a lot of people smiling this morning. you can see on storm tracker, very quiet right now. expecting loads of sunshine. it is chilly at this hour. dealing with temperatures near freezing in many spots. in fact, we have patchy frost that's a concern. we have frost advisories in effect. i'll show you those in a minute. take a look at the chilly temperatures. 35 in poughkeepsie. no t-shirts in newburgh. as the day goes on, it gets much milder. 40s at this hour. back to the 60s by lunchtime. today's high, 71 degrees. the second time this month we've seen 70 degrees in central park. that mild feel continues through the afternoon. even this evening. 6:00 p.m. temperature, 69 degrees. start marking outdoor plans.
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rain in the forecast but not a lot. back to you. >> raphi, see you in a bit. an investigation under way in a deadly police involved shooting in queens. >> it happened at 1:30 this morning on 116th avenue and 135th street? south ozone park. one man was shot and killed. they say officers were involved but it's not clear how. the nypd posted a photo of the weapon that was recovered at the scene. police are questioning a person in the deadly shooting of a man in east harlem. this happened at the wagner houses on east 124th street at 2:00 this morning. a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and died at the scene. a 22-year-old man was -- if you have any information on this case, give police a call. with new york's primary two days away, candidates will be converging on the city. >> it's been already a busy weekend with presidential
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and -- michael george has the highlights. >> senator bernie sanders. >> a tale of two campaigns. >> bernie sanders at a brooklyn church and hillary clinton at a fundraiser held by george clooney. both seeking votes and money before the new york primary. sanders kept the focus on corruption on wall street. >> what does it say about our entire culture, the most powerful people essentially write a check for $5 billion and say yes, we are responsible for the great recession. >> it was a great opportunity to hear from them. to hear from senator sanders about issues of not just political issues but the moral issues. >> the vermont senator just rernd returned from a trip to the vatican. a move that was not about
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it was a brief meeting but an honor and a joy. >> he visited a lower east side art gallery. senator clinton, meanwhile, headed to cal dal where she rallied for support in los angeles. >> we're going to have a kbraet campaign in california. >> clinton is up by double digits in new york. but she's knot take tg for granted. her husband bill campaigned on her behalf. >> she realizes in a world where you can't kill or occupy all your enemies, you have to make more friends. >> the night ended with a $3,000 per couple clooney fundraiser. the actor told meet the press he agrees with sanders, there's too much money in politics. >> it is an obscene amount of money. the sanders campaign when they talk about it, it's right. it's ridiculous we should have this kind of money in politics. >> both candidates will be campaigning in new york again. bernie sanders will have a rally in prospect park. hillary clinton will have a get out the votee vent in staten island. michael george, "today in new
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as we mentioned, actor george cloon incompetent -- clooney sat down with chuck todd and you can watch that on "meet the press" this morning at 10:30. gus in. on the republican side. donald trump will spend in -- he headed north to the watertown airport where he held a rally inside a large hangar there. he touched on everything, political rivals, gun rights, national security. he said things would be different in san bernardino if he had been president. >> if he had his gun and he's standing on the other side, you don't have 14 people dead. you have a couple of bad ones dead, but you don't have 14 people. same thing in paris. >> meanwhile, ohio governor john kasich stumped saturday near the city. reaching out to the jewish community on the sabbath. we caught up with him on the upper east side.
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strudel and a matzah ball soup. >> i didn't want to make a political talk. i wasn't interested. you go in the synagogue, you talk about faith, i think. you're given an opportunity to speak to the congregation. we'll go down as one of the great moments in my lifetime. >> senator ted cruz spent the day in wyoming where he bagged all the remaining 14 delegates at that state's gop convention. saturday's sweep follows his victory in wyoming. again, the primary around here this tuesday, count on "news 4 new york" for the information in the days ahead and beyond primary day. you can catch updates on nbcnewyork.com. lynda. >> thank you, gus. at this hour, we're getting reports of damage after strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook near the coast of ecuador.
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of ecuador along the pacific. right now, at least 77 people have died. among those killed was the driver of a car crushed by an overpass that buckled in ecuador's largest city. they urged people to evacuate because tsunami waves are possible. the president there has declared a national emergency. crews continued their search for survivors in southern japan after twin earthquakes. since the first quake on thursday, 41 people have died. the quakes caused widespread damage and no water or electricity for tens of thousands of people. officials say there could be more tremors in the coming days. u.s. military troops are working with japan's government to deliver aid and help in the recovery effort. we've been told for years that if you see something, say something. two subway riders did just that. they pointed out a man carrying a loaded .38 caliber handgun on
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officers approached the 37-year-old while the tan train was stopped at the atlantic avenue station. he was arrested without incident. he faces charges of menacing and weapons possession. if you see dozens of police officers at the port authority bus terminal, do not be alarmed. they're conducting an emergency response exercise. sections of the terminal are closed off. that's happening now. you may see an increase of police and amtrak police at the terminal. bus service will not be affected. all this going on, as i said, this drill ends the 1:00 this afternoon. in philadelphia, a 4-year-old girl is dead after being accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother. the shooting happened yesterday afternoon inside the family's home. police say the 5-year-old boy picked up a gun belonging to his mother's boyfriend. the boyfriend fled after the shooting. but he was found and questioned by police late last night.
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looking for the gunman who opened fire in downtown orlando. one man was killed. one woman suffered life-threatening injuries. according to the orlando sentinel, several nearby homes and cars were also hit. rescuers have called off a search for two teens swept out to sea in san francisco. witnesses reported seeing them playing in the surf yesterday afternoon at ocean beach. the boys, both 17-year-olds are presumed drowned. officials say the boys had run into the surf with friends when they were pulled by a strong wave. crews searched for nearly five hours and the fire department saying no recovery effort will continue today. procrastinators, you have one more day to get your taxes done. the deadline was extended to tomorrow. why you ask? well, in washington, d.c., friday was emancipation day and federal offices were closed. so the irs pushed back the due date one day. one business day. the holiday celebrates when president lincoln freed more
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district of columbia in 1862. taxes must now be postmarked or e-filed by tomorrow, monday, april 18th. still to come, yelp reviews convenes to owe what if the information is wrong? >> that's why one restaurant owner said better ga baquero. >> she did the right thing. temperatures in the 30s and 40s this morning. let's look at the brooklyn bridge. see what's going on. a beautiful sunrise in a few minutes. 70s on the way. all the details coming up in the
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raphael miranda is the man of the hour. >> yeah. it's chilly right now. but looking forward to this warmup.
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back into the 70s. haven't seen that since april 1st. >> last year. >> so long ago. >> it's april 1st. april has been chilly as a month. we're rebounding back to above average. yesterday we hit 68. we got close. today we'll be into the 70s from new york city west. let's see what's going on. cadman plaza as you head around the five boroughs. we're dealing with dry conditions for your driving if you have to get out there. no weather problems in terms of that. temperatures on the cool side. in the 40s in the city. we do have 30s north and west of town. still have the heat on in northwest new jersey, i'm sure. this is one of my favorite shots pre-sunrise. lake hopatcong in sussex county. a gorgeous day shaping up there. it is 35 degrees. the chill is still there. especially in northwest new jersey. for that reason, we have frost advisories in effect for all the counties shaded in pink. northern westchester right through western new jersey down the jersey shore and suffolk county. if the plants can't take frost, they need to be inside,
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temperatures hovering around freezing in many spots this morning. jersey, 28. here we are. well below freezing for you. 35 hopatcong. it's 35 degrees this hour in mine hill. temperatures are a bit warmer as you head closer to the city. 40 in white plains, 39 in newburgh. central park, 49 degrees. the weather headlines, into the 70s we go. we've been waiting for it for five days. on the horizon, it's happening today. even warmer tomorrow as we head back to work. temperatures well into the 70s there. along the coast, it stays cooler. typical spring pattern. not going to be as warm for you in long island and connecticut. storm tracker shows a beautiful high pressure day once again. you could see it's on the cool side. 45 right now. the first forecast takes you through the day. temperatures are already well into the 50s by 10:00 a.m. by 1:00, 65 degrees. after 1:00, around 2:00, 3:00
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that's when we see the low 70s. even at 7:00 p.m., 67 degrees. that's a nice thing to see. day. hardly any cloud cover at all. for today, 61 degrees. calling it 71, excuse me, don't want to rob you of that. i'm calling it picture perfect. tomorrow the clouds arrive late tomorrow's mostly sunny. a high of 76 degrees. then we have a few showers approaching. tuesday morning there could be a rain. then we're drying out and still nice and warm on tuesday with a high of 68 degrees. thursday, back into the 70s. another chance of rain on friday. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, scroll down and see the latest forecast. is use the interactive radar and learn how to submit a weather video. it's available in the app store right now. many restaurants rely on good reviews to bring in business. it's easier than ever to post
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>>aihat happens when one claims your restaurant is closed yet your doors are wide open. one business said better get baquero. >> in a picturesque hamlet in ulster county lies a property called applewood. on the grounds, a former tavern called the would. owned by the same family for years. >> my parents went to an advertising agency and change the spelling to would -o-u-l-d w-o-u-l-d. >> claire now owns the restaurant, only open for dinner. >> we're in the country, so we have a lot of great farmers. we can get all kinds of different vegetables. >> for businesses like hers, yelp is a popular customer review site. when it comes to the would, the site says yell pers report the location has closed. >> reviews underneath it were hysterical.
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the would restaurant is not closed. we're eating dinner. >> she tried to contact yelp to correct the information. >> it rang once and clicked off. each time it did the same thing. i was like, look for an e-mail address. i couldn't find that. i started panicking. like oh, my god how am i going to put out this fire. >> even though there are photos like this, there are worries about the accuracy. >> call yelp and see if they'll answer the phone and ask them why they would list a restaurant closed if it, to me, it's a simple phone call. >> speaking of a phone call, we did call yelp and they called this an interesting case. so interesting, they tell us it's triggered conversations about how to make it easier for business owners to report situations like this. they're not sure -- for claire, we're happy to report, the listing has been corrected to reflect that her restaurant is
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like claire, get in touch with our team. send an e-mail to me at nbcnewyork.com or call 866-news-244. er, from now on, everyone who reaches us will get a response from our team in the news center. history has been made in the game of chess. >> the u.s. chess hall of fame honored its first african-american inductee. raised in brooklyn, maurice ashley is known for being a trailblazer, also the first and only black chess grandmaster. ashley wants to see more black players at the highest levels. he started playing at 14 years old and continued at new york's city college. still to come on this morning, the i-team gets access inside the nypd staff meetings. in our report, you'll see how commanders are held accountable for increase this is crime on their watch. refugees fleeing war wake up with a new life in rome. what the pope says about his decision to bring them to the
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nypd commanders being called to account for -- >> i-team cameras were given an exclusive look inside a com stat meetings. jonathan dienst joins us with part two of his special report,
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>> crime spikes in the 4-0 and in the 43rd precinct even after adding patrols. >> we implemented additional personnel. >> coming up with strategies to try to reverse the problems. >> how many do we have? i want the ins and outs. >> teams are being called to police headquarters to explain what's being done. the 4-0 this day has to answer for a big jump in robberies and assaults. >> carlos, you know why you're up there. a lot of things going on in the 4-0. crime is not heading in the rye direction. >> this is com stat. in front of 200 nypd commanders, inspector carlos valdez explains what's going right. >> we're also up in arrests in those index crimes. >> and to face a grilling about ongoing problems, big and small. >> how about robbery, warrants? this is basic stuff. if you have a robbery issue, everybody up at that podium need to be tuned in. i'm not sure if i'm hearing that. >> every monday we analyze, like
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robberies are occurring, what time they're occurring and try to pinpoint those locations. >> we're up 73, 74% in rob arrests. that's not the goal here. the goal here is crime prevention. >> it's time for even more support for the 4-0. like adding patrol resources. and getting the already busy warrants squad to do more to help. >> this is not new. this is going on too long. we need it fixed yesterday. >> yes, sir. >> the entire command under pressure to find solutions. >> we're not looking to throw curve balls at people, not looking to embarrass people. that's not what we're looking to do. we want to make sure that their whole operation is efficient. >> let's get the 4-3 up there. >> commanders from the 43rd precinct also called in. >> we've experienced increases in five out of seven major indirection crime categories. >> violence-wise, you're doing good. >> we took six robberies already.
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uniformed robbery order on each signal fla toon. >> you have to make sure you're looking for them or somebody else is. >> absolutely. >> causing the problem somewhere else. >> why a known felon is back on the street after getting a misdemeanor plea deal. >> we have if front of us now a live gunpoint robber. he is out there right now probably walking around the 4-3. this exercise, is there anything that we could have done differently. >> the robbery fell apart and in part, it was the victim in the complaining room. >> drilling down detail after detail, case after case pressing commanders to do better. >> strategies on how to make it better for the resident. >> these take place every week and any given week, any precinct commander from any part of the city can be called in to com stat. police commissioner bratton on hand. back in 1994, with crime rampant, it was a younger bill bratton and then deputy jack maple who came up with com stat.
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enforce lesser crimes all to try to prevent bigger crimes. here bratton on hand and despite some spikes, he praised bronx commands for overall record low crime numbers. >> we have never had so few murders for a two-month period of time beginning in the year. >> we have cases on all those? >> after an intense few hours, both precinct commanders leave with new ideas. the 4-0. one new plan, to hit stolen cell phone fencing operations hard. >> the thinking is, if we could stop the location where these phones are being sold by the perpetrators, they'll be less inclined to steal them. won't make any money on them. >> 4-3. go after repeat offenders harder. >> i can have them on board to help us out in the prosecution of the case. the major take away from it, the follow through. >> following through here helps keep the streets safer here. in the south bronx, jonathan
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more investigations means more answers. so if you have something you think the news 4 i-team should look into, give us a call at 866-news-244. coming up on this morning, only on "news 4 new york." >> you asked the questions and we take them straight to the mayor. >> mr. mayor, i live in east new york, my concern is where is the affordable housing you planned to bring to east new york? >> we have mayor bill de blasio on housing and so much more, inircluding education. hear what he has on a new show called ask the mayor, this morning at 10:00 on "news 4 new york." up next at 6:30 on "today in new york." a livery cab driver attacked in his own car speaks out about the slashing as investigators connect the suspect to another crime. plus, details on the multimillion dollar deal that will allow uber to operate at newark airport. we're heading back into the 70s today. how long will the warm weather
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joo. rock land, westchester county, the new tappan zee bridge is looming larger and larger. >> 2018, i think, is the opening. >> remarkable how much progress they're making. it's sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle as the temperatures outside, the sun is shining bright the. but the temperatures still a little cool at this hour. a nice warmup. looking forward to that today. >> the guy i know says we're going to see 70. >> some guy named raphael miranda. >> 71 today, yes, i am ready for it. we're all ready for the 70s. there will be a difference in terms of coastal spots. not going to warm up into the 70s there. let's look at what we're expecting around the tristate. westfield, 74 degrees. that's your high in westchester county. a beautiful warm day there. hempstead, you're stuck in the
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same for you across all of long island, connecticut. 60s, no 70s for you. 66 down the shore in asbury park. away from the water, back to the mid-70s. part jervis, orange county, you have low to mid-70s and winds are light. as you head farther west, of the warmer you get today. uv index, 7. it's high. like yesterday, you can burn. pack the sunscreen if you're going outside to enjoy this beautiful weather. not nearly as chilly. we've had these chilly mornings. especially west of town. look at the low temperatures. 50s in the city. no frost. i mild night ahead. that sets us up for a very warm day on monday as we head back to work. we'll look at that in the storm team 4 seven-day forecast in a few minutes. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thank you. a resident killed at a shelter on friday, also slashed a livery cab driver. >> we brought you news of that slashing right here on "today in
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and this morning, news 4's rob smith has the latest information on the crime connection. >> taxi and limousine spokesperson says the brutal attack that left these scars on livery driver manuel veer are a proof that police need to treat the crimes as seriously as those committed with guns sniept whoever assaults a cab driver with any kind of object should be prosecuted as if it were a gun. >> livery cab driver, he's lucky to be alive. he showed us the wounds. cuts on his neck and shoulder. but wouldn't put his face on camera. >> he says i defended myself because i know his only intention was to kill. >> police say manuel picked up this man, 53-year-old william smith and gave him a ride to a holiday inn early saturday morning. when they arrived, police say smith slashed manuel repeatedly and tried to rob him.
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just felt a pinch, nothing else. i didn't feel as if i was getting stabbed. i'm not sure if it was because i was desperate at the moment. after i reacted, i saw the injury. manuel fought back and luckily escaped with his life as the attacker ran off leaving his wallet and i.d. in the back seat. the manhunt continues for smith who police believe is responsible for the murder of a homeless man at the bellevue shelter on friday morning. that 56-year-old killed by a cut to his neck. rob schmitt, "today in new york." the city's human resources administration commissioner says they are upgrading security there and at other shelters. in morning, the red cross is helping six families who lost their homes in a fire. it tore through three buildings on charles street yesterday. video and pictures posted online show flames shooting out of an
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black smoke in the air. >> i went to look out the window and i saw people outside yelling and screaming. the house next to me, i saw the smoke coming out of the house. >> smoke everywhere, blowing in the wind. it was yellow and red and purple. >> bloomfield's mayor posted a message on facebook asking for donations to help the families who were displaced. fortunate i, no one was hurt. a 12-year-old may be responsible for setting another fire in nassau county. he was playing with a pumper's torch in a backyard in hempstead when the garage caught fire. that garage went up in flames friday night. now that pre-teen in a serious situation faces arson charges. thankfully, nobody was hurt. a man in critical condition after falling from a hotel window in the upper west side on west 94th street at the days ichb.
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the investigators are trying to determine if he was pushed, jumped or fell by accident. his name has not been released. but he's from out of state and had been staying at the hotel since thursday. computers are back up and running following a cyber attack. a virus infected their system. there's no -- a backup service was used for dispatch system. safeguards have been installed to prevent future attacks. we're now learning all of the details about that new deal between newark and uber. the agreement allows the ride hailing service to run in the city and also protects riders and the taxi industry. under the tentative deal, uber will pay $10 million over ten years to operate at newark airport. also, to conduct background checks on all drivers. and enforce a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol abuse by uber drivers.
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guantanamo bay naval base are being transferred to saudi arabia. the pentagon says they're from yemen. one was on a hunger strike since 2007 and gets force fed by military officials. the pentagon says they're being transferred over security concerns. the total at the base is now 80. president obama has been trying to close the prison. but he has faced opposition from congress. three syrian refugee families are starting their first morning in the vatican with pope. pope francis brought them back to rome after his brief visit to the greek island yesterday. he met with some of the thousands of migrants hoping to get to western europe. on the plane to rome, he got emotional as the children showed him their drawings of that dangerous sea journey they survived. >> we are a human being. we are from the countries of war. >> thank you, god. thank you. >> some of the thousands of migrants who are facing deportation thanked the pope for his blessings.
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muslim families back to rome and not christians. the pope defended his actions saying this wasn't a political act. it was a hugh map tearian one. british royals, william and kate visited the taj mahal wrapping up the tour in india. to photographers, the monument was stung. the duke, duchess, they posed for photos on the same marble bench as william's late mother princess diana did. you can see that photo right there. she sat there alone for a memorable photo in 1992. coming up on this sunday morning, snow clears the stands for the red bulls on the road. the find of this messy matchup in your sunday sports. storm team 4's raphael miranda returning with a check of the forecast. latest on just how long this beautiful weather will last. that's up next right here on
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we'll have a nice sunday. we'll find out later on how long the good weather will last before any rain comes. but i think -- i don't want to spoil it. i think we're in for a nice treat the next few days. in hoboken, that town honored a woman who paved the way for all young girls to play little league baseball. >> you can see it there. the batting cages are named after maria pepe. she was forced off her little league team more than 40 years ago because she was a girl. her case opened the door for all girls to play. pepe credited her dad for supporting her. >> he came to watch my games. he told me to always pay attention. and while others were telling me no, he was telling me go. >> more than 5 million girls have been able to take part in
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>> nice there. from little league to the big leagues, we've got a tough loss unfortunately for the yanks and also a mets pitcher goes on emergency family leave. >> john chandler has those stories and more. >> game two to the rangers. this was a little more like it. the blue shirts got henrik lundqvist back and got even. returned to the crease after taking a stick to the mask in game one. he had no trouble seeing the puck in pittsburgh saturday. lundquist was sensational, 29 saves. he kecht the kept the pens quiet. look at this off the face-off. knocking on the back door. wide open for the goal. not even 20 seconds later, broussard strikes. on the break away. over the blue line. between the circles. and hammers the puck home. the goal, though, had to be reviewed. very close to off-sides. but it stood.
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assists against the penguins team that he grew uprooting for. >> mats zuccarello, chris krooeder adding goals. >> anybody that's been around hank knows that he's an elite goaltender and a big game goaltender. there was no doubt that as a group tonight, we needed to respond and to play better than we did last game. thought we did that. >> the first two games has been about, take advantage of the mistakes out there or the opportunities you get, just make sure you bury some. we did a couple times today. that was the difference. >> he was the difference. the series now all evened up at a game apiece. like the islanders and panthers who move to brooklyn for game 3 tonight. on game 10 of the baseball season and the yankees are preaching against panic.
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losses has that effect. cc sabathia allowed a run. the mariners break a tie. former yankee robinson cano sneaking a single up the middle. just under the relay. seattle takes a 2-1 lead. yankees down in the 7th. carlos beltran gets all of this. beltran, 4 for 5 on the day. castro added three hits. nobody could play the runner in scoring position. chase headily stranding the final two in the ninth. the 3 for 46 with runners in scoring position in the last five games. four of them are losses. they fall 3-2 to the mariners. the mets in place, jacob degrom on family emergency leave. his newborn son suffered complications after birth. eric collins calls this a real life situation. his teammates in cleveland. matt harvey pitching and perfect through 4 2/3.
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they get three of them back here. cespedes, gone for a homer. walker flying solo to right. it's 7-5. do the mets have a rally. not enough for one on this day. matt harvey, 0-3 to start the season. mets fall 7-5 to the indians. again, islanders/panthers game three at barclays center. you can catchall the action on nbcsn. have a great rest of your sunday. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. a little bit of soccer here. the red bulls visiting the rapids in colorado. yes, snow on the screen. plenty of it. more than 10 inches fell before the game there. crews cleaned the field and they had to use an orange ball. you can see them play there. >> interesting. >> it was zummar to put the red bulls on the board. the snow is not the red bulls
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they lost 2-1. nycfc also in action in columbus. no score there. columbus won 3-2. >> so odd to see snow on field. >> do not go together. >> i love the orange ball. >> golfers go out in winter. >> not my idea of a good time. >> indoors. >> industry for it. >> we had great soccer weather. the parks are packed. everyone outside enjoying it. thawing out after a very chilly start to april. temperatures well below average. now we're above average. you really feel the difference because of how cold it was to start. you can see there's a look outside. the ed cox, queensboro bridge looking great. we've seen sunshine around the five boroughs. that's what you're waking up to. a beautiful picturesque kind of morning. mostly sunny conditions. another beautiful spot on the jersey shore. ocean county, great sunrise
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the pictures by the way, can't complain about a blue sky. chilly temperatures down the jersey shore as you head inland. freezing now. you do need the jackets if you're going out to get the newspaper. maybe 35 in sayreville. 39 in princeton. we have temperatures around freezing in danbury. 40 and 36 at this hour in monticello. your weather headlines show we're hefding into the 70s this afternoon. even warmer tomorrow. that's when temperatures peak and keep in mind, coastal sections will stay cooler in the 60s. not 70s. >> another day -- not going anywhere tomorrow. 45 at this hour. take a look at the temperature trend throughout the afternoon. 57 already by 10:00 a.m. you lose the jackets after noon, 1:00 p.m. at 7:00, temperatures are in the mid 60s to low 70s. nothing to complain about here.
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it's going to be a great day for baseball. mild and bright. no jackets needed for the mariners taking on the yanks. 67 degrees and the winds are light. we have some rain on the move. we'll look at that on future tracker and show you when you may need the umbrellas. not today. this is 1:00. high pressure, sunshine. looking good. brunch outside, go for it. tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m. as you head back to work. no problems here. lots of sunshine. high pressure stays with us through tomorrow evening. this is your 6:00 p.m. commute. here comes the next weather maker. not impressive. >> we're expecting light rain monday night into tuesday morning as the back door cold front slides in. it's a weak front. it's going to knock down temperatures a bit on tuesday. by tuesday afternoon, the rain is gone. all the showers early tuesday morning, they should be mostly light. 71 is the high. first time, back to the 70s since early this month. you can see the seven-day
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tuesday again, a sprinkle early on. breezy. wednesday is the coolest day of the next. 64 is where we should be this time much year. we're back to above average on thursday. next chance of rain on friday. stay up to date with this delightful pattern. you can tap the news 4 logo in the corner. scroll down and select the weather tab. see how warm it's going to be. learn how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. lynda and gus over to you. >> rave, thank you. nbc is a proud sponsor of the festival that's giving a first time filmmaker a chance to share her very personal story on the big screen. tracie strahan caught up with her for this morning's positively black. >>
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[ inaudible ] >> that is a clip from children of the mountain. the tale of a mother and the struggle she endures not only with her disabled son but the struggle she faces in her own community in ghana. priscilla is the director and writer of the film at tribeca film festival. without giving too much away, introduce us to your main character. she has a lot going on in all of this. >> she does. she's vp nigerian. she's not very well-known. since she did this, she's everywhere now. >> yes. she's been getting a lot of jobs. >> her character is not only facing backlash in just the struggle she's dealing with, but her community kind of has pointed barbs at her. why is that?
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around having -- around birth defect in ghana. a lot of african countries, west african countries. if you're not perfect, if you're not born perfect -- >> who is? nobody is. >> exactly. so she gets back to that child and everybody rejects her. the family, the father and the child is not human they said. >> she becomes a single mother dealing with a disabled child. >> exactly. >> i see this is set in ghana. you are from ghana originally. >> i am. >> where did the idea for the story come from? >> two places. the first one, my mom, i told these stories about my aunt who died when she was very young and basically the struggle that her parents went through going from hospitals to pastors, basically anybody who could make to cure her. so i wanted to tell a story
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find cure for her child. i also had a friend who wrote a prose about basically she has a child with down syndrome and she felt her husband at fault. all in all, i wanted to tell a story about a mother's struggle and to tell mothers all over the world that it's not your fault if you happen to have a child with health issues or deformities sniemtd deformities. >> and love your child. >> the parent is supposed to be the first to love the children. >> of course. beyond that story, you're telling it however at the tribeca film festival which is a big deal. take me back to where you first heard that you would be premiering your film at tribeca. >> i don't know. >> your face says it all a little bit. that was a weighty thing. >> yes. i was surprised because it was
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to the point where i even or got the reason why i wanted to make the film and tell the story in the first place. ansi got in the festival, it came back to me. finally, this is all -- exactly. >> the film is called children of the mountain. priscilla, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> no problem. >> this has been a public affairs presentation from nbc 4 new york. positively black. i try hard to get a great shape. th is... i can do easily. r benefiber healthy shape
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thursday's debate in brooklyn became the backdrop for "saturday night live." >> the tension between the candidates. there they go. larry david back again as bernie sanders. >> noog is. sanders was joined by host julia lu
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>> we're going back to elaine ben is. senator sanders, you believe that the super rich should pay more in taxes. >> yes. >> wouldn't that be bad for actors who made a lot of money on a certain very successful sitcom? >> so? >> wouldn't it be even worse for the person who created that sitcom? i mean, wouldn't he lose a lot of money? do you see what i'm saying? >> yeah, yeah. you should vote for her. >> live from new york, it's saturday night! last night's show was the third time snl alum julia louise dreyfuss hosted. she was joined by musical guest nick jonas. very funny. after the break, a familiar face
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>> paul, 31 years after pee, wee'sventuresadventures. >> who is counting? >> it's all about a man, boy loving his bike. he travels through all these places to find it. this film is not about you looking for your bicycle. but it's about you looking for your spiritual doppelganger who you found in joe man ga nell a. >> yes. who inspires me to leave my small own and live a little. >> pee wee's playhouse, part of my up bringing. i wish my kids could turn it on so i could sleep in and they could be entertained. where is the value in entertainment for kids? >> it seemed right to me.
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to make something that that was my goal, was to have kids say i love this. >> finally, out of mouths of babes, my 7-year-old son watched a movie with me. he wants to know how you got the metal plate in your head. not explained. it's an unexplained moment. >> ow. some things you just are never going to know the answer to. >> he's not going to be satisfied with that, paul he's going to ask me forever. >> a good life lesson. you can't know everything. >> please come up with something. >> very difficultly -- >> the end. coming up next at 7:00, we've got a check of the forecast, plus our top stories. including this. >> reporter: the latest on the early morning shooting involving police that leaves one man dead
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this is "today in new york." happening now, police in queens investigate what led to an officer involved shooting that ended with a suspect dead. plus, why you shouldn't panic if you see a lot of police presence at the port authority bus terminal today. what you need to know about this morning. decision 2016. the race for the white house heats up as we count down to new
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welcome to "today in new york." it's sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle. we know it's going to be a nice day today. how warm will it get? let's find out from raphael miranda. good morning. >> good morning, guys. we're talking top ten spring weekends forecast here. back to the 70s later on today. not much to complain about. it is chilly right now. temperatures in the 30s in morristown. 32 degrees. near freezing in some spots. even have patchy frost. 45 in central park. 41 in white plains. we're looking at had 4 2 in farmingdale. as we head throughout the morning, back to 62 degrees by lunchtime. we're warming up quickly today and through the afternoon, no jackets are needed at all. temperatures near 70 and in the low 70s today. could see a high temperature of 71 degrees. that is above average. a nice change over what's been a chilly month so far. look at all the sun we're expecting right now. blue skies and hardly any cloud
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6:00 p.m. temperature still mild at 69 degrees. we've been enjoying the warm weather. how long will it stick around? we'll look at the seven-day forecast in a few. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thank you, raphi. happening now, police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead. >> checkey beckford joins us with what we're learning this morning. >> reporter: good morning, gus. still preliminary information at this point. police not giving exact details about how the shooting happened. look behind me at 116th avenue here. you can see the street between 134th street and 135th street completely shut down at this point. it's a very residential area. police are focused in the middle of the roadway here. evidence markers lining different parts of the street right now as the investigation into the shooting continues at this point. want to take you to a picture that police put out early this morning. the nypd tweeting out a photo of the gun they say was recovered at the scene. the gun, they say belonged to
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the nypd telling us officers were involved in some capacity but at this point, it's unclear exactly how that man was shot around 1:30 this morning. the man whose name has not yet been released was rushed to jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead. back out here live again. evidence markers in the middle of the roadway here on 116th avenue between 134th and 135th as the investigation into the officer involved shooting continues. still very early. we're waiting to hear more information as the hours continue this morning. we're live in south ozone park, checkey beckford, "news 4 new york." police identifying the victim in a deadly shooting in east harlem. police say 21-year-old steven vasquez was shot in the head at the wagner houses on east 124th street. happened around 2:00 this morning. police say a 22-year-old man has been taken into custody. a gun recovered at that scene. still an active situation. if you have any information, give police a call.
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new york primaries just two days away. both democratic presidential candidates will be hosting big events throughout the boroughs today. bernie sanders will hold a rally and hillary clinton will be on staten island. clinton was in california yesterday attending fundraisers organized by actor george clooney. meantime, sanders returned from a meeting with the pope at the vatican and visited a brooklyn church and he kept his focus on wall street there. >> what does it say about our entire culture when the most powerful people essentially write a check for $5 billion and say yes, we are responsible for the great recession. >> we are going to have a great campaign in california. >> while clinton is feeling good about california, she's not taking her double digit lead in new york for granted. yesterday her husband campaigned upstate on her behalf. actor george clooney sat down with chuck todd to discuss
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campaign and you can watch that interview on "meet the press" this morning at 10:30. on the republican side, donald trump will start his day in staten island after spending saturday upstate. trump spoke to a crowd of 5,000 in syracuse. then he headed north to the at watertown airport where he held a rally inside a big hangar there. he touched on political rivals, to gun rights to national security. he said things bofb much different in san bernardino if he were president. >> if he had his gun and standing on the other side, you don't have 14 people dead. you have a couple of bad ones dead but not 14 people. same thing in paris. >> meanwhile, ohio governor john kasich stumped saturday here in the city reaching out to the jewish community on the sabbath. we caught up with him on the upper east side where he enjoyed pickles, a bowl of matzah ball soup and strudel. earlier in the day he put politics aside speaking to a
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great neck. >> i didn't want to make a political talk. you go in the synagogue, you talk about faith i think. be given an opportunity to speak to the congregation will go down as one of the great moments in my lifetime. >> and senator ted cruz spent the day in wyoming where he bagged all the remaining 14 delegates of the state gop convention. saturday's sweep there follows his victory in wyoming last month where he scored nine of 12 available delegates at the county conventions. the primary is this tuesday. you can count on us for all the information you need. you can always check nbcnewyork.com for constant updates. lynda? >> gus, we have new information this morning on the earthquake in ecuador. officials are saying there's no tsunami warning after a 7.8 earthquake rocked the coast of that country. the cake hit along the northern coast of ecuador along the pacific. at least 77 people were killed.
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driver of a car crushed by an overpass that buckled in ecuador's largest city. thousands of military troops and emergency workers have been sent to the region after the quake flattened buildings and buckled highways. crews continue their search for survivors of twin earthquakes in southern japan. the u.s. military is getting ready to help out with aircraft to fly relief missions. since the first quake on thursday, 41 people have died in japan. the quakes caused widespread damage there. at this hour, there's no water or electricity for tens of thousands of people. a man is under arrest after allegedly being caught with a loaded handgun at a brooklyn subway station. 37-year-old ricardo stewart was carrying gun on a number 2 train last night. at least two subway riders spotted the gun and notified officers. the officers then spoke to the conductor to make sure that the train wouldn't leave that station before arresting the man
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happening today, if you happen to see dozens of officers at the port authority bus terminal, do not be alarmed. the port authority conducting an emergency response exercise. sections of the terminal are closed off. that means you'll see an increase of nypd officers and new york state and amtrak police at the terminal at the port authority here. bus service will not be affected and it's all over by 1:00 this afternoon. police are investigating a tragic shooting that left a 4-year-old girl dead in philadelphia. police say the girl's 5-year-old brother picked up a gun inside their home and accidentally shot his sister in the face. the gun allegedly belonged to their mother's boyfriend. he ran away after the shooting. according to reports, he was later found and being questioned by police. police in florida are looking for the gunman who killed one person and wounded five others in downtown orlando. this happened last night outside an apartment complex. authorities say one woman who was wounded suffered
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the other four are expected to survive. no word on a possible motive for the shooting. rescuers have called off a search for two teens who were swept out to sea in san francisco. witnesses rep ted seeing them playing in the surf yesterday afternoon at ocean beach. if you know the area. the boys, both 17 years old, were presumed drowned. officials say the boys had run into the surf with friends when they were pulled by a strong wave. crews did their best, searched for nearly five hours. the fire department saying no recovery effort will continue today. if you've been dreading tax day, you've got one more day to get them down. the deadline was extended to tomorrow. you may ask why. in washington, d.c., friday, april 15th, the usually tax day was emancipation day in washington. federal offices were closed. the irs pushed the due date back. it celebrates when president lincoln freed slaves in the district of columbia in 1862.
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e-failed by tomorrow, monday, april 18th. >> a lot of people will be a line. >> 11:59 tomorrow. we've done that live shot. >> i think i've experienced it in person as a reporter. i'm a procrastinator. coming up on "today in new york," don't put this away. beyond the films of the tribeca film festival, we'll go inside the interactive exhibits at the event. why some believe the affirmative action is actually hurting them when it comes to college applications. we have an i-team exclusive. the warmup we've been waiting for finally arrives later on today. temperatures return to the 70s for the first time in a while. let's take a look outside. lincoln tunnel inbound looking good. hardly any traffic and look at all that sunshine. that's what weir expecting today. how long will the sunny skies last? we'll have a look at your
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with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. 49 degrees on this sunday morning as we take a look there at the roads. it's kind of quiet. which it should be on a sunday morning. people starting a l sotle bit slow. it's going to be gorgeous. i'm sure they'll be heading out later on to enjoy the outdoors. >> you want to make the most of this day. stretch it out as much as you can. temperatures in the 70s. later sunset times as well. approaching 8:00. yes. i know. >> getting up there. i love that. we all get excited this time of year and excited about the 70s that will be finally returning. right now, there's a look at the brooklyn bridge. another sunny start. temperatures in the mid-40s. up to 48 degrees now in some
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it is colder norts and west of town. we've all got the sun. the same sun on the brooklyn bridge. that's going to boost the temperatures as the day goes on. it is a chilly start in fairfield county. here's a look at fairfield proper. 32 degrees. we have patchy frost. still this time much year with blue skies, the sun angle is higher. it warms things up in a hurry. watch temperatures jump over the next hour or so. >> 37 in shelton. mperatures in the mid-30s in redding. it's 38 in stratford at this hour. weather headlines for today, into the 70s we go. we've been waiting for it. today it finally happens. even warmer tomorrow. well into the 70s as we head back to work. with the exception of coastal spots, it's going to stay cooler there. temperatures generally in the 60s. storm tracker shows another high pressure day. not much going on there. we are tracking these
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45 degrees outside in central park. look what happens at 1:00 p.m. 20 degrees warmer by lunch or brunch time. you want to stay outside once you get there. look at all that sun. going from the morning into the evening. temperatures are just delightful. even at 7:00. still 67 degrees. lose the jackets for today. lose them for tomorrow as well. this is when temperatures peak as we look ahead. a delightful day. clouds approaching monday night into tuesday. that will cool us off. could see a sprinkle tuesday morning. temperatures back down to the 60s. that's normal this time of year. that's where we should be. just above average today and tomorrow. future tracker shows not much going on around 1:00 this afternoon. great weather for, as i said, eating outside. tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m., as you head back to work, lots of sunshine. no trouble for the commute there. at 6:00 p.m., looking quiet. monday night into tuesday, you
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this is it, though. this is our storm. it's not impressive. we may end up mainly dry with a few sprinkles. temperatures down into the 60s tuesday and wednesday. another rebound back to the 70s on thursday and friday. another chaps of rain towards the end of the week. you want to stay up to date with the nbc new york app. tap the logo in the corner, scroll down and select the weather tab. see the latest forecast. use the interactive radar and learn how to submit a weather video. the app for iphone is available in the app store right now. gus, over to you. >> thank you, rave. the 15th annual tribeca film festival is in full swipg but it's far more than just films. beyond the silver screen, we find out what's going on. good to have you here. >> great to be here. >> not just the red carpet and movies. it included something called a virtual arcade. what is that?
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our ex peer en shal programming. it's over 15 virtual reality experiences. really amazing stuff. from all kinds of creators. leaders like verse and weaver, we have some great independent virtual reality. >> we have mobile and tethered. people will have headsets on and full 360-degree immersive experiences. >> that's something i got to interview robert deniro the other day. it's bobby now between you and me. we got to hang out. he talked about how the tribeca film festival now, the technology has changed. the people look at film in a whole different way than they just did even five years ago. >> it's really exciting to see all of these different creators and people from different immediate yumts mediums and working in virtual reality.
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invasion, the writer and director of madagascar for instance. >> there's an interactive film, a.m. a met. >> allah met is brilliant. it comes from pen rose studios. he was formerly at another studios, also at pixar, he created a fully animated immersive beautiful experience based on hans christian anderson's little match girl. >> you mentioned you have a 5-year-old and little one on the way. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> this is how they interact with media today. you don't just sit back, you kind of lean in and kid, especially, want to do something more than just watch it with their eyes. >> it's one of the many ways. part of what we do is support storytelling. we want to support story tellers on all platforms. >> you mentioned invasion. ants and madagascar, big films, of course.
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he's experienced invasion. it's a 360-degree experience with bunnies. i think you might see a cute little bunny right now. >> scared rabbit. >> it battles aliens. he does pretty well for himself. >> that would explain the eyes. tell me about dragonfly. >> if you've wanted to ride on the back of a dragon ar game of thrones fan. >> on the bucket list. >> you can come to the festival hub. get a hub pass, come to the hub. you can do that. >> also, one more thing before we go here, old friend. little bit of a dance party. >> old friend is one of my favorites. it comes from wevr. it puts you in the middle of an animated dance party. you can't stop smiling when you're doing this one. >> you've got a lot going on. it's always important to remember that the tribeca film festival is very accessible. some people think it's red kafrpt carpets and vips.
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but it's open to everyone. >> you've got the baby on the way. >> thank you. >> nbc 4, proud sponsor of the tribeca film festival. everything you need to know. the film previews, all that good stuff, ticket information, head to nbcnewyork.com. it's 7:19. we go back to lynda. thank you, gus. coming up on "today in new york," an i-team investigation into affirmative action. >> we don't really know the level to which this information is used. >> is affirmative action working against some of the minorities it's meant to help? the i-team hears from asian
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affirmative action is intended to benefit racial minorities. that's not the case for asian college applicants. many hyperforming asians believe their spots are taken by lower performing whites. chris glorioso investigates the asian penalty on college applications. >> it turns the notion of affirmative action on its head. we found asian students afraid to disclose their minority status on college applications. we were even told some asian students are marking down that they're white hoping to get a competitive advantage. >> you would do anything to get into your dream school.
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but this new jersey college student says there's a growing concern among asian american applicants. they may be minorities, but many fear affirmative action is working against them and in favor of whites. >> when people look at you, do they say you're asian? >> yes. >> what did you check on the college application box? >> i put that i was white. >> technically, he did not break any rules. this student has one white parent and one asian parent. he told us he feels less than honest. he said some of his asian friends have gone a step further. checking the box for white even though both parents are asian. >> of course, i don't feel that being entirely honest but not checking off asian. >> asian students are really struggling. >> he's a consultant paid to help kids get into top colleges. he would never advise a students to be dishonest. he has advised them to skip over that race question. he says these days, affirmative
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whites, not minorities. >> more white males are being affirmed in total across the country than black students, than asian students. >> federal stats show asian students out-performed whites on the s.a.t. and the gap is getting wider. a princeton study concluded an asia student had to score 140 points higher than a white peer for the same probability of admission to an elite school. >> is it fair to say there's a penalty for being asian? >> i mean, the numbers would tell you that you need higher test scores and higher quantitative measures to be competitive. >> we asked the state universities of new york and -- whether there is a penalty? i spokeswoman for suny said no. a spokesman for new jersey state schools declined to say. both states said they couldn't
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accepted and rejected applicants broken down by s.a.t. scores and race. that makes this student suspicious. >> you don't really know the level to which this information is used. >> he's far from the only one who believes there is a penalty for being asian on college applications. >> yes, it is more difficult being asian to get into college than, say, another race. >> i feel like there's a higher standard set for asian americans as compared to maybe other cities. >> you can have high s.a.t. scores. up can't get into anything. >> the question of whether there is an asian penalty may be decided in the courts. recently, a group called students for fair admissions filed suits bens unc chapel hill. the schools have responded saying their allegations are vague and based on bad information. for the i-team, i'm chris glorioso. more investigations means more answers.
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to look into, give us a call. coming up next at 7:30, the latest on the top stories, including this. >> reporter: an active investigation in queens this morning after a police-involved shooting leaves one man dead. i'm check i boek ford ey beckford with that story coming up. expecting lots of sunshine on this beautiful april day. do we need the sunscreen today? can you burn this time of year? we'll let you know. the uv forecast is up next.
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we're almost ready for alfresco dining here at rockefeller center. getting brunch action. you'll see a lot of people outside today. welcome back to "today in new york." another view of it. >> pretty. >> the tables. my goodness. >> made a lot of progress since yesterday. >> i didn't know we had that camera. welcome back to "today in new york." it's sunday morning. i'm gus gis i'm gus rosendale. i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle. we have meteorologist raphael miranda here. >> it's the debut of the season. fir time this year, correct. this is your first uv forecast. people have been getting burned. they think it's so early in the year, you can't get sunburned. you can. i'll show you in a second. 71 degrees. these are the high temperatures.
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east to hempstead, you are stuck in the 60s. long island, connecticut, 60s for you. 70s for the hudson valley. 72 in lake carmel. down the jersey shore, still very nice. 66 but not as warm as you will be away from the water. here you go. uv forecast. it's a 7 for today. so that means it's high and that means you can easily burn. think about more like late august. that's how strong the sun will be today. sunscreen between 10:00 and 4:00. the u vuchlt v rays can certainly get you. temperatures in the 40s north and west of town. a mild night like this. means warmer weather for tomorrow. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast and tell you just how warm it will get in a few. lynda and gus, back to you. >> happening now, police are investigating what led up to an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead. >> "today in new york's" checkey
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learning this morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. an active scene here. if you look behind me, you can see evidence markers in the middle of the roadway here. after you zoom in, you can actually see a gun still in the middle of the street. we can show you actual video of that gun in the middle of the street that police say belonged to the person that was shot earlier this morning. now, the focus of the investigation seems to be at a home at the end of the block near 135th street. we've seen officers going in and out of that home. we're also told that a car was somehow involved in the shooting. now, again, still very, very preliminary details in all of this. we know that police responded to this area around 1:30 this morning. at some point there was some sort of interaction with a man that was critically shot taken to jamaica hospital where he was later pronounced dead. police still releasing very little information about the shooting at this point. still in the early stages. we're waiting to hear
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but at this point, an ak ctive investigation into this police shooting that left one man dad. i'm checkey beckford. "today in new york." also happening now, police believe the suspect who slashed a livery cab driver also in queens may be linked to the murder of a homeless shelter residents. william smith attacked a livery cab driver yesterday morning. they say smith repeatedly slashed the man's neck and back. he tried to rob him. he needed 25 stitches. smith got away. he's still on the loose at this point. the state federation of taxi drivers is calling for changes to laws involving crimes committed with blades. >> whoever assaults a cab driver with any kind of object. should be prosecuted as if it were a gun. >> police believe smith is also responsible for the murder of a homeless man at the bellevue shelter on friday morning. that man died from a cut to his
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the red cross is helping 22 people displaced by a fire in bloomfield, new jersey. yesterday's fire on charles street left six families without a home. we're told three buildings were damaged, including one apartment building seen here on social media engulfed in flames. >> we've only been here for like a month. we just moved here. to possibly lose everything, yes, it's really scary. >> those families are displaced. fortunately, no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. another fire involving a 12-year-old boy from long island and he's facing arson charges. the boy was playing with a plumber's tor much in the backyard when the garage caught fire. completely en gulfed in flames. that's when the fire department got to the scene. thankfully, nobody was hurt. what caused a man to fall ten stories out of a hotel window on the upper west side. this happened yesterday on west 94th street at the days inn.
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he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. investigators don't yet know if this fall was an accident or if the man jumped or was pushed. newark's police department computers are back up following a cyber attack. a virus infected the computer servers and shut down the servers. no information that anything was compromised. you weren't affected if you called 9-1-1. officials are saying safeguards have been installed to prevent future attacks. we're learning all the new details between the city of newark and uber. the agreement allows ub toer run in the city and protects rider and the taxi industry. uber will pay $10 million over ten years to operate at newark airport. also, they'll conduct background checks on all drivers and enforce a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol abuse by uber drivers. nine detainees from the guantanamo bay naval base in
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the pentagon says they're from yemen. one has been on a hunger strike and being force fed by officials. the total number of detainees at the base is at 80. president obama has been trying to close the prison but has faced opposition on that from congress. three syrian refugee families are starting their first morning at the vatican with the pope. he met with some of the thousands of migrants hoping to get to western europe. on a plane to rome, he got emotional as the children showed him their drawings of that dangerous sea journey they survived. >> we are human being. we are from the countries of war. >> thank you god. thank you. >> some of the thousands of migrants who are facing deportation thanked the pope for his blessings. but some question why he took muslim families back to rome and not christians. the pope defended his actions
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it was a humanitarian one. still ahead on this sunday morning, you liked yesterday? >> i loved yesterday. storm team 4's raphael miranda forecast. look at how busy he is there in the weather center. a nice seven-day coming up next. alright guys. cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually
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the time is 7:39. sunday "today" with willie geist premieres today. >> we'll check in with willie to find out what we can expect. very excited. >> happy to be across the street on a sunday morning. we have the tickets to the hottest show in town. we go behind the scenes of hamilton. you got to wait about a year if you want to get inside the building unless you're with us today. my conversation with leslie odom, jr., he plays aaron burr and takes us backstage. also ahead, when you think of artificial intelligence, bunch of movies come to mind. it's here and real and only growing. some say it should not have a mind of its own. it's been three years since the deadly bombings at the boston marathon. they'll be starting their journey to 3,000 miles.
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coming your way in a bit on the all new sunday "today" guys. back to you. >> willie, thank you. we're looking forward to it. break a leg. >> thanks, gus. following sunday "today," you can join chuck scarborough and melissa russo for our new show called ask the mayor. we take the questions directly to mayor de blasio. that's at 10:00 this morning. >> lot of new shows and new spring weather finally. raphael miranda is here with that. >> new weather pattern. it's feeling good. temperatures back in the 70s today. you want to make the outdoor plans. just enjoy it. it's been a chilly month so far. we're enjoying the tappan zee bridge as well. basking in sunshine. the new and the old version. 49 degrees right now at laguardia. temperatures in the 40s around the city. it's looking fantastic as we start the second half of the weekend. traffic is moving pretty well as well. not a lot of cars out on the roads. let's take a look right now as we head across long island. enjoy the beautiful scenes around the tri-state. this is hollow and suffolk county.
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looking like a great day. not exactly a beach day. it will be a great day for a walk along the beach. just looking very nice in suffolk county. all around the rest of the region. it is chilly, though. we have the 30s and 40s in places like danbury, poughkeepsie, 35 degrees. 39 in monticello. still hovering around freezing in morristown. there may be patchy frost over the next hour. that will be fading away quickly as temperatures soar into the 70s. that's where we're going today. even warmer tomorrow. so if you love the warm stuff today, the preview tomorrow. temperatures peak in the mid-70s. cooler along the coast. i have to add that along even though we're in the 70s inland, it will be in the 60s for coastal locations. on storm tracker, loads of sunshine right now. cool side. 46 degrees in central park. they're going to jump quickly into the 50s, through the 50s by lunch and brunch time. nice. 67 degrees. look at all the sun we have to
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pack your shades for any outdoor activity. that may be a baseball game. mariners taking on the yanks. it's bright and comfortable. you don't need a jacket if you're heading out to watch the game. eventually you need the jackets again. 7:00, this is your evening forecast, sunset is later and later. 7:39. still warm with the sun out. look what happens when the sun goes down. back down to the 50 az. the jackets out again after 8:00, 9:00 and towards 11:00 p.m. 57 degrees. we're dry on future tracker and sunny throughout the day. that's at 1:00. mostly sunny for your monday morning commute. the evening commute is also dry without weather troubles. not until monday night into tuesday morning. this is 6:00 a.m. that's when you may have a spotty shower moving through. that's gone. not a big deal. the sun returns on tuesday evening. that sets up for another beautiful stretch of weather. temperatures above average today
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back down to near average by wednesday. thursday, 71 degrees. low 70s again on friday with a chance of rain. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app as we enjoy this beautiful stretch of spring weather. tap the logo in the corner. scroll down and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecasts. use the interactive radar and learn how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thanks. coming up, how to bring sunshine to kids in need. we'll tell you about a program helping children see the bright
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big sunshine to a cloudy day. we are here with the founder. great to meet you. >> great to meet you. >> i was asking about how this came about. you said you started the organization in 1998. how did the idea, what was the concept behind this. >> i was in clechblg. i used to hang out with kids in hospitals after school. i saw different kinds of needs in the hospitals and within the family environment and pediatric health care environment for these kids. so as you can imagine, hospitals and illness are obviously not an ideal thing for -- >> not full of sunshine.
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to -- with tons of energy rea thdy to make kids smile and happy. >> make a difference. >> i became a clown and through clowning around with kids, started seeing lots of other needs in the pediatric health care world. >> such an incredible need. we're looking at video, some of the images. what are the types of programs that you run to help the children? >> we have tutoring programs, nutrition programs. we have a sunshine chefs program where we teach the kids how to cook healthy foods for themselves and hope that when they do go home, they could eat healthier and bring some of the things that they learn in the hospital home and improve their lives. >> that's unique. i was looking at your website. it's not just about the immediate need and experience. but also kind of giving them hope and saying hey, when you do go home, this is what you have to cope with. >> a lot of project sunshine is about our volunteers, our 15,000-plus volunteers going in
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operate and really trying to normalize the experience for a child going through a serious situation and for their families, their siblings, their parents. >> this is project sunshine month. what are special events going on? >> our programs go 365 days a year. project sunshine is something that the government or the mayor proclaim is something that all of our national chapters and international chapters all try to do things even extra special this month. it's a very magical event, very special week. we're honoring susan did he voir a, the ceo and president of premiere. we have -- >> you have a lot of celebrities involved. in fact, i love that the woman from little miss sunshine, the film, abigail breslin, is one much our big volunteers.
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she has been involved since she was a little one. i text her a picture recently of us hanging out at the gala when she was probably 7 or 8. it was really special. to see her now that she's a volunteer age hanging out with kids in the hospital is really great. she goes with a guitar and plays with the kids. >> it's great. i say organizations and events like this, it's really not just about giving -- of course, you can get something out of it too to see the smiles on their faces. where do people go to get involved? >> www.project sunshine.org. they could look up our gala. they could donate online, obviously and they could really, a lot of it is about the volunteer working with the child and making the volunteer experience great. one of our superstar volunteers will get an award in may as well. >> thank you so much. from project sunshine. >> thanks for having me, lynda.
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a tough loss for the yanks and a mets pitcher on an emergency family leave. >> john chandler has sunday sports. good morning everybody. game two goes to the rangers. this was a little more like it. the blue shirts got henrik lundqvist back and got even in the first round playoff series.
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taking a stick to the mask in game one. lundqvist was sensational. 29 saves, he kept the pens quiet. evgeni malkin was skating again. look at this off the face-off. knocking on the back door. wide open for the goal. not even 20 seconds later, broussard fights back. over the blue line, between the circles, hammers the puck home. the goal had to be reviewed. close to off-sides. j.t. miller one of three assists against a penguins team he grew uprooting for. mats zuccarello, chris cider adding goals. the rangers behind lundqvist get a game two win. >> anybody that's been around hank knows that he's an elite goal tep der and big-game goaltender.
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group tonight, we needed to respond and play better than last game. you know, i thought we did that. >> the first two games, it's been about take advantage of the mistakes out there or the opportunities you get. make sure you bury some. we did a couple times today. that was the difference. >> he was the difference. the series now all evened up at a game apiece. like the islanders and panthers who move to brooklyn for game three tonight. on game 10 of the baseball season and the yankees are preaching against panic. stranding 26 runners in two losses has that kind of effect. cc sabathia, allows a run. then the mariners broke a tie. robinson cano sneaking a single up the middle. that would get him under the relay. yankees down 3-1 in the 7th. carlos beltran gets all of this. beltran, 4 for 5 on the day.
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nobody could plate a runner in scoring position. shas hadley stranding the final two in the ninth. three for 46 with runners in scoring position in last five games. four of them are losses. they fall 3-2 to the mariners. the mets placed jacob degrom on family leave. his newborn son suffered complications after birth. his teammates in cleveland, matt harvey pitching and perfect through 4 2/3. then he allowed six hits and five runs. mets trailed 7-1. they get three back. cespedes deep and gone for a third homer of the year. it's a 7-4 ball game. neil walker flying solo to right. it's 7-5. do the mets have a rally? >> they don't have enough for one on this day. matt harvey now 0-3 to start the season. mets fall to the indians. islanders, panthers, game three at barclays center.
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watch. puck drops at 8:00. you can catchall the action on nbcsn. have a great rest of your sunday everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. up next at 8:00, a check of the forecast plus our top stories. including this. >> reporter: the latest this morning on the man shot and killed in a police-involved shooting in queens. i'm checkey beckford with that
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right now at 8:00, the latest from queens where one person was killed in an officer involved shooting. another devastating earthquake. in one in ecuador. the latest on rescue and response efforts there. >> candidates fan out across the state with days left until new yorkers head to polls. good morning, welcome to "today in new york." it's sunday morning. i'm gus gis rosendale. >> i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle. we have to get the sunscreen out. >> top ten day. >> that's what raphael miranda is saying. that's a pretty big order. >> most will love today. not too hot not too chilly. the afternoon delightful in terms of temperatures, light winds and sunshine. it's all coming together. it's the perfect combination. still chilly right now in some spots. temperatures on the rise. hour by hour, you notice a big difference across long island. already back into the low 50s in some spots. 49 in islip. 38 in sussex. some of the colder spots north
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even the 30s will quickly hange into 50s over the next couple of hours or so. let's track the temperatures throughout the day. 49 warming up very nicely by lunchtime. 62 degrees. that's when we coast. after 12:00, through the afternoon evening. temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. of course, you can't beat this. sunshine now. sunny noon and sunny this evening. a later sunset time as well. a nice mild feel even at 6:00 tonight. 69 degrees. it's a jacket-free sunday. just wait a couple of hours before you step outside and then you really begin to enjoy the warmer weather. how long will it last and what about that sunscreen? we'll look at all the details in the storm team 4 forecast. lynda and gus, over to you. >> see you in a few. happening right now, police on the scene of an officer involved shooting that left one person dead. >> checkey beckford joins us from queens and what we're learning now. >> reporter: we're learning more about that man shot and killed early this morning. we know that he's a 32-year-old
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maryland according to police. take a look behind me at the scene on the 116th avenue. it's still an active police investigation at this point. evidence markers which were in the middle of the road have been removed. but there is still a gun in the middle of the street. one piece of evidence that's still lying there. take a closer look at video that was shot a little bit earlier as our camera zoomed in on that gun. police tweeted out a rid yoe earlier this morning of the weapon involved in the shooting. even a car with a broken window parked next to the markers that looks like the window of that car was shot out. the shooting happened on a residential street here on 116th avenue near 135th street around 1:30 this morning. police not releasing information at this point about what led up to that shooting. but we've seen detectives coming and going from a home at the corner there. not far from where the evidence markers are located. now, back out here live. the victim, again, shot here at 116th avenue and transported to
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later pronounced dead. we were hearing from someone who identified himself as the man's uncle a few seconds ago before we went on air saying that the victim was in a car and at some point when police pulled up began running from police. that was a man identifying himself as the uncle of the man shot and killed early this morning in that police involved shooting. we're waiting to hear more from police and from the man's family as the hour rolls on here this morning. we're in south roseland park, checkey beckford, "today in new york." >> working the scene as new details come in to us this morning. thank you, checkey. police identifying the vic -- steven vasquez was shot in the head at the wagner houses at around 2:00 this morning. police say a 22-year-old man has been taken into custody. a gun has been recovered at the scene. if you have any information about this, please give police a call. now decision 2016. the new york primaries just two days away.
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will be hosting big events in the boroughs today. >> senator bernie sanders will appear at a rally in prospect park and hillary clinton hosts a get out the votee vent. clinton was in california yesterday attending fundraisers organized by george clooney. bernie sanders visit the vatican and then a brooklyn church. >> what does it say about our entire culture when the most powerful people essentially write a check for $5 billion and say yes, we are responsible for the great recession. >> we're going to have a great campaign in california. >> while clinton is confident about california, she is not taking her double digit lead here in new york for granted. yesterday her husband campaigned for her upstate. >> actor george clooney sat down with nbc's chuck todd to discuss campaign.
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interview on "meet the press" this morning at 10:30. lynda, on the republican side, donald trump will start his day. staten island after spending saturday upstate. trump first spoke to a group of 5,000 people in syracuse. then he headed north to the watertown airport where he held a rally inside a hangar there. trump touched on everything, national security, political rivals, to gun rights. saying things would have been much different in san bernardino if he were president. >> if he had his gun and he's standing on the other side, you don't have 14 people dead. you have a couple of bad ones dead. but you don't have 14 people. same thing in paris. >> meanwhile, ohio governor john kasich stumped saturday in the city reaching out to the jewish community on the sabbath. he enjoyed pickles, a bowl of matzah ball soup and strudel. he put politics aside speaking at a synagogue in great neck. >> i didn't want to make a political talk. i wasn't interested.
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talk about faith i think. to be given an opportunity to speak to the congregation will go down as one of the great moments in my lifetime. >> senator ted cruz spent the day in wyoming where he bagged all the remaining 14 delegates the state gop convention and saturday's sweep follows his victory in wyoming last month where he scored 9 of 12 available delegates at wyoming's county conventions. the primary is tuesday. you can count on "news 4 new york" for all the news in the days ahead and primary day. you can check out nbcnewyork.com for constant updates. this morning, we're still getting reports of damage after a strong 7.8 magnitude ecuador. it hit along the northern coast along the pacific. at least 77 people have died. among those killed was the driver of a car crushed by an
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largest city there in ecuador. there is no tsunami threat and they have been given the opportunity to return home. it's making emergency workers unable to reach some areas. in southwest japan, officials say they haven't accounted for 11 people who remain missing. the quakes killed at least 41 people and the u.s. military is joining the relief effort with 180,000 people seeking shelter, some evacuees say that food distribution was two rice balls for dinner. happening today, in d.c., dozens of officers around the port authority bus terminal, do not be alarmed. they're conducting an emergency response exercise. sections of the terminal, if you're there this morning, it will be closed off. an an increase in nypd officers. also the new york state, amtrak police in the terminal. we're told bus service will not be affected and the drill ends at 1:00 this afternoon.
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point to police to a man carrying a loaded gun on the number 2 train in brooklyn. police say 37-year-old ricardo stewart had this .38 caliber handgun in his waistband. they arrested him while the train was stopped at the atlantic avenue station. stewart faces charges of weapons possession and menacing. you've waited until the last minute, i'm telling you, you have one more day to get your taxes done. the deadline to file the 1040s was extended to tomorrow. if you ask why, that's because washington, d.c. on friday, there it was emancipation and federal offices were closed. the irs pushed the due date back. the holiday celebrates when president lincoln freed more than 3,000 slaves in the district of columbia back in 1862. so now taxes must be postmarked or e-filed by tomorrow, monday, april 18th. we've got a lot more to come after the break on "today in new york." >> we've got a look inside the world of asian rap. a preview of another intriguing
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tribeca film festival. we've got lots of sunshine out there already. temperatures on the rise. let's take a look outside and see how it looks. gwb looking good. hardly any traffic as all. where are you going later on today? maybe i'll help you plan it in
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he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i
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queensboro, ed koch, 59th street bridge, no disputing that today will be beautiful.
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got a bit of a stretch coming our way. >> very nice. four asian american rappers and their dreams of make tg in the map stream hip hop -- >> how an assignment turned into a feature documentary premiering worldwide at the tribeca film festival. >> a very surreal moment for filmmakers getting to premiere her documentary called bad rap at the tribeca film festival, especially since it was originally a grad school project meant to teach her the process of filmmaking and the topic inspired through her love of hip hop prompted her to base her film off one question. >> why hasn't there been an asian american rapper to hit it big in hip hop? it never had occurred to me that there was a whole other subset of hip hop that i hadn't seen.
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explore this sort of like new world in a way. >> there aren't many asian rappers doing it. >> bad rap follows the live of four asian american rappers. dumb found dead, aquafina, recollection -- and lyrics. all in different points of their careers with unique artistic styles. also four best friends who are breaking into the hip hop industry they say often treats them with disdain. >> stereotype. what would you expect? this is who i am. >> just the first perception of them doesn't fit into what hip hop is supposed to be. >> i don't think i'm a spokesperson for asian americans at all. when i'm out there, i'm representing them. >> it's a film not just about asian american rappers, but about a universal story about the human experience of trying to be part of a world while struggling as an outsider. >> a lot of those cats would love to be in my position. i can't take this for granted. >> i want people to come out of
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relating with that theme and rooting for the characters to become part of that theme that they love so much. >> michael gargiulo, "news 4 new york." nbc 4 is a proud sponsor of the tribeca film festival. for everything you need to know about the festival, from film previews, ticket information, all that stuff, head to nbcnewyork.com. boy, they have a lot going on there. >> they do. you can take advantage and en join the good weather and go to the events there. >> the weather is cooperating with all of your activities, not just the film festival. maybe the garden, picnic. do weeding perhaps. >> come on. >> chores already, raph. >> i was killing the little weeds. >> see. weed killer lynda. you said it on tv. time to freshen things up for spring with temperatures back to the low 70s. we have lots of sunshine out there. let's look at the bqe. we're looking good. hardly any traffic at all. look at all that sun on the bqe. temperatures now approaching 50
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so if you like a great sunday, it's going to feel like that. once we get rid of the chill. orange county, cornwall, you can't complain about a sky like that. looking fantastic in the hudson valley. it is 39 degrees. thanks to weather underground for those pictures. a little chilly right now. temperatures on the rise. we were talking about your uv forecast. if you're heading outside to do gardening, you need the sunscreen. it's a high. that can burn you. especially between 10:00 and 4:00 p.m. that's when the sun can burn you the most. prepare yourself but enjoy it. temperatures approaching 50 in central park. 46 down the shore in long branch. still 30s hanging around. after we turn the clock forward to 9:00, that's when temperatures are back into the 50s and the chill is gone. we're heading into the 70s this afternoon. even warmer for tomorrow. tomorrow temperatures peak for the time being. and throughout it all, it's going to be keeler right by the immediate coast. you can see on storm tracker, tracking high pressure. that means no rain and certainly no snow with the temperatures.
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by 10:00, 57 degrees. once we get there, we jump into the 60s by lunch or brunch time. eat outside today. go for it. temperatures in the 70s through the afternoon. lots of folks outside yesterday enjoying their meals. they were just soaking it all in. do it again today. look at the sunshine through the rest of the day. that means great weather for baseball as the mariners are here taking on the yanks. 1:05. no jackets needed. we stay just around the upper 60s throughout the game. looking ahead tomorrow, that's when we're well into the 70s. temperatures about 15 degrees above average. more like june weather for tomorrow as we head back to work. everything peaks then and it knocks down the temperatures a bit. 63 to 68 tuesday and wednesday. more of a typical april pattern there. maybe a sprinkle early tuesday. then we're dry again by wednesday. you can see on future tracker at 1:00 today, sunshine continues right through the evening into tomorrow morning in fact. keeping it very quiet. not much going on as high
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tomorrow evening, still quiet. next chance of rain tomorrow night into tuesday morning. that's a chance of a few spotty showers at most. it's not a major storm. temperatures are cooler but not a lot cooler. 68 for a high on tuesday. still mild. 64 on wednesday. that's the coolest we can find for you now. breezy there. we are back to the 70s by thursday. you want to stay up to date with the ups and downs. the "news 4 new york" app. tap the logo in the corner and then you scroll down and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast. use the interactive radar and submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store now. lynda and gus, over to you. thursday's democratic debate in brooklyn became the backdrop for opening skit of "saturday night live." >> snl capitalized on the tension between the candidates. you see that manifesting itself there. feature larry david once again with bernie sanders. sanders was joined by julia louis-dreyfus repricing a familiar role in this sort of
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>> one final question. we're going back to elaine. >> yeah. senator sanders, you believe that the super rich should pay more in taxes. >> yeah, right. >> wouldn't that be bad for actors who made a lot of money on a certain very successful sitcom? >> yeah, so? >> wouldn't it be even worse for the person who created that sitcom? i mean, wouldn't he lose a lot of money? do you see what i'm saying? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. you should vote for her. >> that's me. >> live from new york, it's saturday night. >> kind of nailed it there. >> love larry david. >> she didn't -- she hasn't changed. >> fantastic.
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larry david, he has a run right now. he's going this season. coming up after the break, we were talking about the song of spring. run down the new musicals of broadway and our guests.
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in the fall, musical revivals dominated the broadway scene, of course with the exception of hamilton, of course. steve shown berg is back and says there's an incredible range
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spring. we're going to talk about that. steve, always good to have you on the program. >> thanks. >> this was a disturbing book. read it, it was a dark movie and now american psycho. >> that's right. >> tell us about this. this is heavy material. not one for the kids. >> american psycho, the musical. i don't think people would expect on broadway. what makes this something unexpected but amazing is it's pop driven. electrodance score written by duncan sheik who did the hit musical spring awakening. there's a huge question mark, the famous film starring christian bale. the big question mark is patrick bateman. benjamin walker does him service as the psychotic killer, patrick bateman. definitely one to see. >> robert prestons the music man it is not. >> no. >> cagney, i hear you have good things about that. >> cagney the musical. i didn't know anything about
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i thought of him as that gangster type. james cagney, you know, he really was a dance man. he came up through the ranks in vaudeville just to pay the bills and put food on the table. that's what this musical tells, is the other side of the man who wanted to be a different character and when he broke out into that yankee doodle dandy, the only time he ever won an oscar award. the dancing is some of the best tap in my life. robert crating brings james cagney back to live in a way that's not a caricature but an homage. a great musical at the west side theater, a few blocks from times square. >> it's very important you bring that up. that guy's talent as remarkable. he was a tough guy but a song and dance man. >> exactly. waitress. >> it was a movie in 2007 starring kerri russell.
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by sara bareilles. i saw this in sam bridge. what i loved about it, it brought a new layer to a story of a woman who finds new dignity and life through her skill which is baking pies. she's in an abused relationship, she's downtrodden but able to find that new existence, new life and love. she does find a new relationship through baking pies. a baking contest. it's really empowering to think that we can all have a second shot and a second chance at life. >> you like the score? >> beautiful. sara babareilles, who can't love her music. jesse mueller won a tony playing carole king. it's incredible to see her on stage. >> want to get through two. cirque du soleil. >> pair more. it's mixed with cirque du soleil's high flying acrobatics. can't miss this one. >> remarkable to see.
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>> it's so great to see new shows geared towards younger fans with pop driven scores. it's gearing towards a whole range of different audiences. this is about a young man caught up in trying to help in a community but kind of gets mixed up and confused and it's really about the angst of a young teenager. let me tell you, if there's one thing i tell viewers to do, go on my twitter, cntr on the aisle. there's a preview of one of their songs, waving through the window. just to hear that pop score, how broadway is changing. it's at second stage. but it's just a few blocks away. it's an incredible show. >> always exciting to see this many new musicals in a season. good to see you. see you at the thee tefrmt we'll be right back with the seven-day forecast. you're watching "today in new york." lieve tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing,
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talk about the weather. we look at it behind us. >> the best day of the year so far. >> best day of the year says lynda baquero. 71. i mean, perfect for me. not too hot. it's comfortable, sunny. >> it was perfect last night.
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the subway, the streets, everything is perfect temperature. >> things smell good before summer gets here. >> we're hitting 70, right? >> that's the forecast high today. first time since earlier this monday. that was just one day. it got chilly for the rest of april so far. 71 today. tomorrow is milder. a high of 76 as we head back to work. the clouds then roll in late tomorrow into tomorrow night. there will be a brief shower tuesday morning. nothing major. you're probably umbrella-free on tuesday during the day. breezy, back down to 68. little bit cooler there. wednesday, breezy with a high of 64. a fall feel maybe. back to the 70s on thursday. 71 mostly sunny there. another shot of rain on friday. 72 degrees. but even looking at the overnight low temperatures, no more real cold stuff. 40s and 50s. we're transitioning the wardrobe and the heavy jackets, i think we can put them away. not the umbrellas, though. we have a couple of chances for rain.
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>> can't ask for everything. >> we have a die beau debut this morning. that's this morning at 10:00 on "news 4 new york." that's it for our report. >> sit tight for open house nyc next. and followed by the sunday debut of "today" with willie geist. m sara gore, and this is "open house nyc." this week, we're taking you inside this stately upper east side townhouse where eleanor roosevelt once called home, and a light-filled loft in the west village. plus we are revealing real estate's best kept secret, how to spot the next hot neighborhood. famed architect and designer, david rockwell, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of his latest passion project, the set of the broadway revival, "she loves me." but first, ryan serhant of "million dollar listing, new york" fame takes us inside a modern, yet historic west side townhouse. this is a house that was

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