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good morning. on high alert. belgium on edge this morning. a show of force in the streets as authorities search for other attackers who may have been involved in tuesday's deadly bombing. nine people arrested since the attacks. one in a dramatic takedown on camera. we're live in brussels. firing back. a furious ted cruz over a national enquirer report that he has multiple affairs. >> it is a tabloid smear. >> cruz blames donald trump for getting it published. emergency landing scare. a frightening experience for
passengers on the jetblue flight bound for the bahamas when something went wrong with the landing gear. >> i got really scared. >> many on board praised the pilot and flight attendant for keeping calm. and it's only rock 'n' roll and they like it. ♪ but i like it ♪ yes, i do >> an unbelievable night in havana as the rolling stones perform their biggest hits. the band's music once banned in the country and now hit center stage. the band may still be rocking, saturday, march 26th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." i'm sheinelle jones. >> i'm craig melvin. erica is on the way back from
belgium. hundreds of thousands of folks lined the streets for the show and mick jagger said quote, times are changing. >> that's a good concert anywhere. just history making. >> and those guys still have it. >> i think some people were waiting for hours. 13 hours one person did. >> stick around. >> yes. >> just like the building here. let's get to the top story. that is the scene in brussels this morning as many fear another attack could be looming. police working around the clock to bring terrorists under fire. we have nbc's keir simmons with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. you hear police sirens as the search for suspects continues. you are about to see stunning pictures of the police taking down one suspect.
authorities hoped to open the airport, but now the airport will not reopen for flights until tuesday. today, heavily armed police on the streets of brussels with continuing fears of another attack. here in belgium, another day of drama. nine arrests in 24 hours. french president hollande saying we are in the presence of annihilating the cell. many far from reassured. >> it is still nervous actually. all the police force and military being on the streets is not that reassurinreassuring. >> reporter: in heart stopping images, armed police help a girl escape a suspected terrorist who witnesses say took a woman hostage when police approached him on the street. a bomb disposal robot gets a look before the suspect is
dragged away. he took a hostage and laid on top of her. she was with a little girl, this woman says. nerves in a city on edge. singer mariah carey cancelling a concert. saying i love my fans in brussels, but i must cancel for the safety of my band and crew and family and everyone. officials now confirming a link between a concert hall in paris where eagles of death metal were playing and the attacks in brussels. the airport suicide bomber, najim laachraoui, found with a suicide belt armed with the paris attacks. a terror network stretching across europe. there are increasing questions about the investigation. officials admit salah abdeslam is no longer cooperating with police. get this, guys, after the attacks, the police
communications systems failed. they had to use wasap to talk to each other. >> keir simmons, thank you. >> we are learning more about the victims of the attacks. this morning, two americans are still missing. meanwhile, the family of two new yorkers is grieving. nbc's morgan radford is here with that story. >> good morning, craig. good morning, sheinelle. a brother and sister hoping to make their dreams come true in new york city were killed while on the phone with their mom. while their family grieves, others are waiting for answers. >> reporter: scattered debris. piercing screams and panic survivors. >> my body lifted off the ground. >> reporter: 19-year-old mason wells was standing in the back of the delta check-in line feet from the bomb. >> i could feel the blast. i was covered in a fair amount of blood. not necessarily mine. >> reporter: now covered in
third degree burns, mason is lucky. siblings alex and sascha pinczowski were headed to new york. sascha recently graduated from college. alex soon to be married. while talking on the phone with their mom telling her they arrived at the airport safely, the line went dead. relatives traveled to belgium, but friday, authorities positively identified their remains. we are grateful to have closure, the family said in a statement. thankful for the loving support. support that has erupted on social media. new york senator chuck schumer says our city was their city. we mourn their senseless deaths. her friend posting on instagram. you are the shining star of my day and the angel that will be with me forever. kentucky couple justin and
stephanie shults dropped their mom off at the airport and have not been heard from since. and all these three hospitalized leaving a fear in belgium. >> now it feels like we're living in a war zone at times or living in a society under threat. >> reporter: under threat, united by grief. >> families of both the missing and deceased are currently in belgium this morning. the pinczowskis are making funeral arrangements and shults' are looking for clues. >> thank you, morgan. the pentagon says it is eliminating the leaders of isis after killing the group's number two in command. special forces surrounded a car carrying haji imam this week. a gun battle broke out and imam was killed. the u.s. successfully targeted
other isis leaders, including a so-called minister of war killed by a air strike earlier this month. don barelli is a former joint force member and now a national security analyst. don, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's start with the bombings in brussels and attacks in paris. obviously people in europe are jittering and on edge. how dangerous is the situation there right now? >> it's dangerous. you have hundreds and hundreds of these young men and women and in some cases gone to syria. they have the training, indoctrination and returned home and recruited more people. we have seen the cells in paris and brussels. how many more cells are out there? how many more bombmakers are out there? what plots are in the works right now? arrests in germany. it is a network. >> don, you have belgium, roughly the size of the state of maryland. we know about the porous borders. how else is it this country has
become such a hotbed of violent radical jihadi terrorists? >> i think there are a couple of things. number one, the large population that has not been well integrated into mainstream society. they live in insular communities. they identify with isis and not belgbelgium. they have the services that was not acknowledging there was a problem in its too late. now it is playing catch up with how many of these people are out there plotting to do bad things. >> let's talk about the situation in the united states. here in new york city, i was with my 6-year-old. at times square, you have men out with rifles. how concerned should we be? >> be concerned, but not overly concerned. we have to live our lives. the situation in the u.s. is different than europe. we have less of these people who traveled. we have been at this for a while. it's not perfect. obviously we make mistakes.
we saw what happened in san bernardino as an example of someone becoming self radicalized and get weapons and go on a rampage. that shouldn't not stop us. >> before you with regards to the fight of isis in the middle. pentagon reported the so-called second in command is dead. is isis on the ropes in the middle snooes. >> i don't know if they're on the ropes. it takes timely intelligence to do an operation like that, so being able to be successful shows me we're making some ground there, particularly developing intelligence inside that inner circle. >> don, thank you. on to politics now where just when you thought things could not get any more heated, any more personal, they have. ted cruz is now defending himself against allegations that he had several affairs, charges he categorically deny. he insists his rival, donald
trump, is behind the smear campaign. >> reporter: hi there, craig. good morning. this is ted cruz's toughest tone yet against donald trump, slamming him for what cruz calls resorting to sleaze and slime. now cruz distancing himself if trump becomes the nominee. arguing it's tabloid trash, a furious ted cruz is firing back at the national enquirer, denying its stories he had extra-martial affairs. >> let me be clear, this "national enquirerer story" is garbage. it's a tabloid smear and a smear that has come from donald trump and his henchmen. >> reporter: trump who's been endorsed by the enquirer wrote, quote, i had absolutely nothing to do with the story. adding he also has nothing to bo do with the paper.
again, calling cruz lying ted. >> with this pattern he should not be surprised to see people calling him sleazy donald. >> reporter: all of it spilling over into a tense exchange between a trump supporter and cruz backer. >> where we should move to is "the national enquirerer" story that alleges ted cruz has had affairs with five mistresses, including you've been named amanda. >> what's out there is tabloid trash. if someone wants to talk about it, they can talk to my lawyer. it's categorically false. >> reporter: another woman who's been speculation tweeting, of course, "the national enquirerer" story is 100% false. it's part of a republican race that's getting downright personal after trump this week retweeted this photo of heidi cruz next to melania trump. the caption, the images are worth a thousand words. >> will you vote for him?
>> i don't make a habit supporting people who attack my wife and who attack my family. and donald trump is not going to be the republican nominee. >> reporter: all of this happening against the back drop of the primary here in wisconsin, just over a wreak away. this state shaping up to be a major battleground, guys. polling shows cruz within striking distance of trump. to the democrats now. hillary clinton and bernie sanders square off in caucuses today in alaska, hawaii, washington state. meanwhile, bernie sanders in portland, oregon, friday, was apparently for the birds. a tiny bird upstaged him during his rally. the crowd erupted into cheers. an investigation is under way after an emergency landing in bahamas. it was a hard landing but thankfully a safe one.
jetblue plane was forced to land without its nose dear. the pilots had to circle the run way before smoothly ug burging down that aircraft. nearly 100 people are on board. passengers said they were scared but no one reported any injuries. the flight attendant accused of smuggling drugs will be sent back to los angeles. 32-year-old marsha gay reynolds is held without ga after surrendering in new york. she's accused of trying to smuggling $3 million worth of cocaine through the airport. instead of going through the line, she kicked off her gucci shoes and ran for it. brackets will undoubtedly be busted on the way to the final four as some teems face off in the ncaa basketball tournament. top seed kansas taking on number two, villanova, taking playing two, oregon today. top teams in action last night assist field narrowed to elite
eight. virginia sent iowa state packing. syracuse still alive after beatibeat i ing gonzaga. notre dame came from behind in the last 30 seconds to steal the win from wisconsin. we will check in on our own bracket challenge in a bit coming up in our next half hour. your bracket -- >> well, i -- we'll go through it later, but one of our producers pointed out that the right side of my bracket is atrocious, so that's why i think i'm in last place. >> you've got the left side. >> there's always the left. >> you're much better at forecasting. >> yes, that i can do. see, i can predict the future. we're looking at more spring snow. back throughout rockies. denver won't see as much as we saw last storm but we'll see some accumulating snow through other parts of colorado, especially higher elevations. we're watching this area of low
pressure. heavier mountain snow will come to an end tonight. as this low moves eastward, we'll see more rain than snow with it. again, not a lot of rain but a little unsettled as we go into easter sunday. we're also looking at the chance of perhaps 4 inches of rain. for snow, about 6 to 8 inches of snow in southeastern colorado. some other areas, about 2 to 4 inches. not all that much. or we could see up to 3 to 4 inches of rain. we could see brief flashthern florida. that's the look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window.
and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. >> havana was certainly rocking last night as the rolling stones took to the stage for a free concert. this show was a huge deal because for a long time, cubans had to listen to the stones in secret when the government banned their music. as nbc's sarah dallof said thousands were rocking out to the stones. >> the rolling stones! ♪ >> reporter: decades waiting over in a flash. ♪ jumping jack flash ♪ >> reporter: the rolling stones opening with a classic and taking place in cuban history and the biggest act to perform since the country's 1959 revolution. >> wonderful. incredible. >> i personally cried. >> the best concert ever?
yes. >> splendid. marvelous. >> reporter: the stadium represented a shift in cuban culture which labeled music from the stones subversive and banned it from the radio. this woman, a rock 'n' roller in her youth, says she has been waiting for this forever. now the music celebrated in an open-air arena and hyped on social media. dedicated fans standing on rooftops to catch a glimpse of the show. the younger generation is hoping the group is paving the way for more international acts. >> i hope i can live to see more like this in cuba. ♪ i know it's only rock 'n' roll ♪ >> reporter: a concert more than rock 'n' roll. >> amazing experience. >> reporter: and the fans, they liked it. >> very good now.
i'm very happy now. >> thank you very much for coming to cuba. >> thank you very much, rolling stones. ♪ >> reporter: for "today," sarah dallof, nbc news. we have an incredibly heart warming reunion with an army specialist and his beloved dog rocky. they were wounded in afghanistan. you may remember the photo that went viral after they were hurt. they were reunited on friday and they could not be happier. nbc's kerry sanders has more from washington, d.c. for us. this is a great story, kerry. >> good morning, craig. rocky is appropriately named. rocky is a come from behind hero just like the movie. this morning, it may put a smile on your face and maybe a tear in your eye. rocky. u.s. army combat veteran. to see him today, you would be hard pressed to know a roadside
bomb left him lame. you may remember this viral photo. rocky sitting on the bed with his partner, army specialist andrew brown. the two initially recovering together at the u.s. military hospital in germany. yes, that's a purple heart on rocky's collar. like any other member of the u.s. military, rehabilitating rocky's back left leg. his femur shattered in pieces. became a mission. >> painful injury. had a lot of skin missing. burn injury from the blast itself. >> reporter: seven weeks into his recovery and progress. >> he's a great temperament. that is easy with the exercises and having him here. >> reporter: three and a half months from the bomb exploded, rocky is quick, alert, strong. finally a day of celebration.
leaving behind those who had taken rocky so far. a veteran now homeward bound. back on u.s. soil at walter reed hospital, a reunion. that moment when a long deployed soldier finally sees family again. >> he saw me. he was like, oh, there's my dad. >> reporter: specialist andrew brown. himself still going through physical therapy. and whether rocky returns to work or not, one thing is for certain, he will return to specialist brown's care. the two bonded in service, bonded for life. >> feels good to see him pretty much back to normal for the most part. >> reporter: rocky is still active duty. so later this weekend, he will report for duty in ft. hood in texas. the brass there will decide if he will be returned to active duty or if rocky retires.
specialist brown says if rocky retires, he is family and will always have a home. craig. >> i can believe it. kerry, thank you. >> that bond is so special. >> i think rocky should just retire. >> amen. honorable discharge. >> did you hear the little guy's laugh? >> it helps both of them heal as well. >> good point. still to come on a saturday morning, our look back at the week's stories, including hulk hogan speaking out on "today" after being awarded $140 million against gawker. and what the "star wars" fans could be waiting for new movie footage? but first this
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we are waking up to thin clouds this morning. lots of sunshine this afternoon. temperatures are mild back to 50 degrees. if you step outside, you may need a light jacket. lots of sunshine in every single location. going to be a day like we saw yesterday. 66 degrees in san francisco. 75 for the north bay. 69 for the east bay. mid-70s for the south bay. we have rain in that seven-day forecast. hope to see you at 7:00 to explain all that plus a little cooldown coming our way next week. developing story in the east bay. an 8-year-old boy is recovering this morning after being hit by a drive by shooting. he was shot in the upper body. it happened in concorde last night at 6:00. police say the boy was playing with other kids outside his home when a gunshot sent him to the hospital. now there's an all out search for two men in a silver honda civic. neighbor who is did not want to e show their faces on camera are
outraged and shaken up. >> it's scary. it's not something that i want to happen. >> the 8-year-old is in stable condition at children's hospital in oakland. police say he is expected to survive. police in san francisco are asking for help to identify the people in this surveillance video. it shows the violent mugging of a british tourist. it happened on february 18th in japan town. the victim was robbed and stabbed and on thursday night he died from his injuries. in an disturbing video you can see him running from the robber. we froze the video before he's stabbed in the head. police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to their arrest. coming up this morning on today in the bay, a boy in the east bay with a passion to help
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[sfx: bong] ♪ alexander hamilton. we are back on this saturday morning, march 26th, 2016 with a look of "hamilton." if you ever wanted to be a broadway star, sheinelle, "hamilton" holding open auditions in new york and l.a. and san francisco as well. if you are interested, head to today.com for more information. you sang in the church choir? >> maybe that is how you get your shot. >> there you go. take a look at this crowd outside studio 1a.
wonderful crowd at rockefeller plaza. thank you to them for stopping b by. >> we will get out there in a bit. a huge police presence in brussels. authorities arrested nine people in a 24-hour period this week. meanwhile, family members of those still missing are waiting for answers. and a scary scene in colorado when a skier prompted avalanche. this camera caught what happened to him down the mountain. and check out the cherry blossoms in the nation's capital. the national park service says 70% of the trees are in full bloom. that scene will last about another week or so. now to the download. the recap of the biggest headlines. >> brussels on edge after two terror attacks. republican candidates got into a
war of words with their wives and a flight attendant accused of smuggling more than 60 pounds of cocaine. those are some of the stories that had us talking. >> terror in brussels. coordinated bombings at the airport and metro station killing 31. >> it's not just a manhunt, it's a race against time. >> minutes before the attack, this image shows the terrorists wheeling suitcase bombs. >> the identity of the man to the far right on the screen is not known, but a desperate manhunt under way. >> president obama came under fire for sticking to the schedule on the day of the brussels attacks on the historic trip to cuba. >> joining raul castro as tampa bay challenged the cuban national team. >> you want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation. the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives. >> for those attacks in brussels, taking center stage
for president in this country. >> increase law enforcement and increase military effort and increase police presence. >> ted cruz calling for surveillance of muslims in america. >> it's wrong. it's counter productive. it's dangerous. >> meanwhile, a spat over spouses. heidi cruz dismissing trump after wrongly blamed her husband for the stop trump ad. then retweeting the picture. a jetblue flight attendant accused of trying to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of cocaine through l.a.x. >> marsha gay reynoldreynolds, r beauty queen began to run away. racing down an escalator. i want to make sure this never happens to anyone. >> a candid hulk hogan appearing on "today" after a jury awarded
him $140 million in the lawsuit against gawker for publishing a sex tape against him. >> it is the most embarrassing moment. >> hogan says his former best friend, bubba the love sponge, recorded it without his knowledge. >> do you blame bubba as much as you blame gawker? >> no, i'm accountable. i blame myself. the wedding is on. >> in release of the movie "my big fat greek wedding two" we decided to throw one of our own. >> every detail planned by you, the viewers. choosing the dress and cake and flowers. and a little spring cleaning for the 275 pound panda. when tein tein is in a rut, he loves to play in the water. >> he had a bubble bath, too.
i think there was bubble soap. >> really? i don't know. >> how was the wedding? >> you were invited? >> i crashed the wedding at the end during andy grammer. i was telling the beautiful bride, she was concerned it happened so fast. i told her i had an hour and 20 minute long ceremony in a church. it felt about a minute long. no matter what, that day flies by. >> kudos to the crew. so many worked behind-the-scenes. she got that dress on in 20 seconds. how do you put on a wedding dress? 20 seconds? >> like a nascar pit crew. a lot of folks concerned about the easter forecast. >> exactly. temperature wise, we are all over the map. you see how wobbly the jet stream is? that brings unsettled weather
and variation of temperatures. a cooldown back through the rockies with the snow. it is going to be a snowy easter sunday with snow already on the ground. denver at 34 degrees. 22 degrees below average. we start to warm up by sunday. we are going to see temperatures back into the 60s. denver up to 48 degrees. some of that warmer air will start to move in to the northern plains. this cold front will cool down for the west coast. good saturday morning to you, meteorologist anthony slaughter here. waking up to a few clouds this morning. you can see the satellite and radar very inactive. not much happening. another nice, beautiful day. we're tracking a few clouds. just temperatures that are right near 50 degrees. every single location from the south bay to san francisco this morning. 66 later on for your high in san francisco. 69 for the east bay. and the south bay back into the
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i like that. did you? >> that is actually you, i thought. >> i never noticed that before. we are back on saturday morning. it is time to trend. we all have seen selfie obsessed teens on their phones. a lot of articles say teenagers check their phones 150 times a day. according to a study, teens are not the worst offenders. it is actually adults. a nelson survey looked at different groups to see who were the most distracted at dinner.
they found 52% of baby boomers were on the phone during dinner. generation x is next with 45%. 40% of millennials on their phones. adults, you are the biggest offender. >> my mother in the baby boomer category. she is the absolute worst. she is glued. the only thing that can tear her away are her grandchildren. >> it is also because we and this generation, we were always checking for e-mails and connected to work. kids can stop facebook for dinner. >> it is not just teenagers. next up, you know the saying blondes have more fun. another thing they are trying to change. a study from one economist revealed that not only is the stereotype wrong, but the opposite can be true. he found that women who were reported to have natural blonde hair have an average iq of
brunettes or red heads. it is drawn from a single study and no definitive connection, it is getting a lot of buzz and debunks that stereotype. >> i have to hope and dylan is a genius. >> let me tell you, this is not real. >> you're in the middle. finally, a dad in hong kong should definitely get a father of the year award. newman created a genius way to give his daughter a virtual reality ride without spending a dime. it took a pink trike and a crash helmet and a lot of push ups to lift her. the video is viral with 23 million views in less than three days. that is cool. >> that is clever. >> again, again? >> as they do. how could anyone reject harry potter author j.k.
rowling? dylan is taking over popstart. >> first up, the big announcement for "the voice." when the chairs turn next season, there will be new faces. nbc says miley cyrus and alicia keys. the duo will join adam and blake which will mark the first time two women serve as the coaches in the show's history. miley tweeted, it's true. i'm the newest judge on season 11 of "the voice." next, all you writers take heart. even harry potter author gets rejected. j.k. rowling tweeted out she gets rejection letters. one suggested she take a writing course. she had already written all seven books. she said her motive for publishing the letters is not
revenge, but motivation. it gave her something in common with all of her other favorite writers. >> that is really good. >> i like the revenge thing, too. >> it is nice to throw it. and finally, big news for "star wars" fans. you can see a teaser of the deleted scenes of "the force awakens." the youtube channel published clips of han solo and chewbacca. they should be able in early april with more deleted scene footage. >> you don't like these ? >> i think they were deleted for a reason. >> you're a purest? >> so many are thirsty for any crumb. coming up next, we'll check in -- i don't know. on our bracket challenge. we will reveal who is in last
place. look at all those red xs. >> whose bracket is that? i think we know whose bracket it is now. >> the left side. atrocious. >> you still got oregon. to the woman in the mid-90's showstopper... you're right. it's time to set this bird free. ♪ hot blooded, check it and see...♪ ♪ got a fever of 103... feelin' hungry? how 'bout a donut? ♪ i'm hot blooded..i'm hot blooded! ♪
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we're back on saturday morning. time to check in on our march madness bracket challenge. we thought we would start with a person who has a lot of red. >> it started off bad. west virginia got me in the beginning. i have villanova. >> you're still in it. >> you kept develvillanova. >> i feel like i'm rocking it. i'm not. >> let's look at sheinelle jones' bracket. >> yours are more spread out. >> dylan has a shot. you don't have a chance. >> oh, yeah. it's over. >> why is it you are last? >> i'll get the points as we move forward. >> i'm out completely. >> let's look at erica's real fast. oh, this is mine. i'm in tact. i got lucky. >> you kind of have the inside
scoop, i feel like. >> because my wife's a sports anchor? i don't use her. i can't go and say can you help me with my bracket. >> the overall standings? >> can we see the overall standings? >> is that a drum roll? >> okay. >> i feel like -- >> you will leave. and erica with connecticut. >> remember, loser is making breakfast. >> really? >> that was the plan last year. craig never cashed in on it. >> loser is making breakfast. sheinelle is making breakfast. i don't know if that is a prize. >> cheerios. still to come, it is not too late to put together a great easter brunch. we will show you with easy do it yourself treats. >> first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> we're waking up to a few high, thin clouds. you can see from san jose a beautiful shot of the city this morning. temperatures mild right near 50 degrees. we're going to stay sunny. once we get going, the sun does come up. temperatures a little bit cooler up the coastline. 66 for san francisco. 75 today for the north bay. 69 for the east bay. mid-70s for the south bay. lots of sunshine expect ed. a little bit cooler as you'll notice a breeze today. a trough starts to tick in s tt west coast. we'll talk more about that coming up. developing story in the east bay, an 8-year-old boy is recovering this morning after being hit in a drive by shooting. he was shot in the upper body. it happened in concorde last night at 6:00. police say the boy was playing with other kids outside his home on lasalle avenue when a gunshot sent him to the hospital. now there's an all out search for the two men in a silver
honda zifdcivic. many neighbors are outraged and sha shaken up. >> it's scary. it's not something that we want to happen. >> the 8-year-old is in stable condition at children's hospital in oakland. police say he is expected to survive. police in san francisco are asking for help to identify the people in this surveillance video. it shows the violent mug inging a british tourist. it happened on february 18th in japan town. the victim was robbed and stabbed and on thursday night he died from his injuries. in the disturbing video you can see him running from the robber. we froze the video before he's violently stabbed in the head. the suspect ran off and police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an
good morning. on high alert. brussels remains on edge this morning four days after the horrific attacks that killed 31 people. at least nine people already arrested and police still searching for several others. we're live in brussels. firing back. a furious ted cruz responds to allegations in the "national enquirer" that he had several affairs. the republican presidential candidate saying the article is utter lies and blames it on donald trump while trump says he had nothing to do with any of it. and rock 'n' roll in cuba. a historic night in havana as the rolling stones performed a free concert for hundreds of thousands.
their music once banned in the country, but stones fans now getting plenty of satisfaction, today, saturday, march 26th, 2016. ♪ going out of my mind ♪ ♪ getting fired up >> here from long island. >> it's my birthday. >> happy birthday. >> here from north carolina. >> this is our first time in new york. >> happy 70th birthday grandma betty. >> we're at the "today" show. >> we're at the "today" show. >> happy 10th birthday. >> we're at the "today" show. >> our favorite part. >> fantastic crowd. a lot of birthdays. welcome back on this saturday morning on a brisk spring morning. we will get out in just a bit. east easter eve. i'm craig melvin alongside
sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. erica is on her way back from brussels. police in brussels still working to find other suspected terrorists that may have been involved in the terrorist attacks. nbc's keir simmons remains in brussels. keir, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. the prosecutor's office say one of the suspects arrested has been charged and involved in that terrorism operation. meanwhile, we're hearing about another police operation in the schaerbeek area. president hollande of france saying we are annihilating the terrorists cells. the threat still weighs on us. take a look at the heart stopping images of one of the arrests yesterday. a child is taken away by armed officers who send in a robot to
inspect the guy. clearly suspected of being a e suicide bomber. meanwhile, mariah carey cancelling a concert. on twitter, she says for the safety of her fans and crew and band and everyone. the airport hoped to reopen in the days after the attacks. it will open tomorrow, but now they say it won't open until tuesday. they are struggling to get back to normal. keir, thank you. >> the obama administration saying the war on isis and taking out the top number two in command. the pentagon says the u.s. special forces killed haji imam, in charge of the finances for isis. the u.s. successfully targeted other leaders, including the so-called minister of war killed by an air strike. to politics.
hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in alaska, hawaii and washington state. on the republican side, heated charges over tabloid story in "the national enquirer" claiming ted cruz has had several extramarital affairs. he calls it garbage and the smear campaign from donald trump. trump meanwhile says he has nothing to do with the story. actor robert de niro over a controversy film over the author of a study that linked vaccines to autism. the actor says he does not endorse the film. de niro is a co- founder of the tribeca film festival. now to bring their daughter home. lexi was taken from them earlier this week after a declaration
ruled that she should be sent to live with native americans because she is part native american. now they are doing all they can to reunite lexi again. >> reporter: her foster parents pleading. for this family. it felt like forever, but in less than 100 seconds. rusty and summer page lose lexi. >> it is gut-wrenching. food isn't worth eating. sleep is overrated. it is all about getting lexi home. >> reporter: the day the page family knew could come. >> that law needs to be repealed or repaired. >> reporter: when the pages brought lexi in their lives, they knew she was 1/64th ch
choctaw. the federal law was meant to keep native american children with native american families. members of the choctaw family want her to live with her family in utah since 2011. their request was granted. >> we have a responsibility to comply with the order. it is not within my ability or authority to overrule a court. >> reporter: a statement from the choctaw nation of oklahoma said we appreciate the concern for lexi and want to assure she is in a safe and loving home. placement with family is the gold standard of any child custody case. not just a case involving tribal children. the page family continues to fight. twice successfully appealing the ruling promising to push to the supreme court. >> a very strong case. lexi has been in the pages' home for four years, she bonded with the family. >> reporter: for now, the pages are focusing on appealing to the
family in utah. >> i love you, lexi. and i'm proud to be your mommy. you are a sweet girl. >> reporter: bring momehome lex. for "today" steve paterson, nbc news, santa clarita, california. >> you think there would be a better way. let's pivot here. dylan dreyer on the plaza with another check of the forecast. >> it is chilly. >> it is a bit chilly. stormy down through florida. look at the video. this is in clearwater, florida. look at the shelf cloud. we had just wild storms yesterday. this is actually my cousin will who shot this at the tampa bay
downs in tampa as the cloud rolled in. my nephew said i felt a drop. it is more than a drop. heavy downpours. 4 to 5 inches of rain in florida. we could see 3 to 4 inches in northern florida as we go into the second half of the weekend. right now, we have heavy rain out over the gulf of mexico. we are watching the snowstorm that is trying to organize through the rockies. it will not amount to much, but we could see a foot of snow in the higher elevations. as we go into easter sunday, a slight risk of stronger storms through kentucky and tennessee. hail and damaging winds. we're seeing those showers continue to fill in down along the gulf coast. in the northeast, 50s and 60s. in the western plains, temperatures in the 50s and good saturday morning to you, meteorologist anthony slaughter here. temperatures near 50 degrees in
every single location across the bay area. we have a few thin clouds out there with our sunrise over the south bay. temperatures in the 70s for the south bay. 70 degrees exactly for the peninsula. a little cooler at the coastline. 66 for san francisco. rain is in the forecast for the seven-day forecast. we'll talk more about that at 7:00. and i'm going to file this under why didn't i think of that. you have socks for gloves. if you ever come to new york and it is chilly for you, put your socks on your hands. sheinelle and erica -- sheinelle and craig. >> that's all right. still to come here on "today," the greeks throw another wedding. we talk to the cast of "my big fat greek wedding 2" a (music plays) hi i'm kristie and i'm jess. and we are the bug chicks. we are a nano-business. windows 10 really helps us get the word out about how awesome bugs are. kids learn to be brave and curious
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>> now the bundt cake. >> the star, nia vardalos, raked in nearly quarter million dollars. now all of the family is back. never signed the wedding license. >> we're not married? >> and another big fat greek wedding is in the works. >> the wedding is on. >> sitting down with the cast, they are as animated off screen as on. >> if you're knees are open, shut your eyes. >> one of my favorite scenes is when the women are talking about advice their mothers gave them on their wedding day. i'm curious about the advice. >> that's a beautiful question. i got to wear my mom's wedding dress. my mother gave me a beautiful speech on how a marriage is work and love and it changes and it grows. to pass the dress on to my daughter. >> playing vardalos's on-screen
daughter, enthusiastic and greek lainie. >> my father said do it. he said you're greek. do it. >> life imitating art. a common thread among this cast. >> when i got to the set in toronto and everybody showing up from nia's family. it is just like the scene in the first movie when i bring my family and everyone comes. it was not unlike that. >> one, two, pull. >> repricing their roles, andrea martin and joey fatone. >> and i'm not alone. for anyone wondering what the great white way would be like with these greeks. >> in the voice of aunt voula
and angela. >> work, work. he set me. work, work. she -- who the hell sings this song? >> and how about a classic from joey fatone's nsync days. ♪ i love you endlessly ♪ you weren't there for me ♪ it's time to leave ♪ and make it alone >> before this cast says good-bye, how about a little greek 101. >> what would greeks do if they were given almonds and they were single? >> put them under their pillow and dream of who they would marry. >> i had many an aunt get out of the car and pick the dandylions and cook them. >> for "today," joelle garuiglo,
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great with flowering branches. fill out with plastic eggs for color. >> you just put water? >> if you don't have a backyard, don't worry. take house plants. i took a few snips off my fern and put it in bottles. >> adds a little spice. >> we have our friend jayden here to help us. >> hi, jayden. how old are you? >> six. seven. >> you must have just turned seven. >> he is cutting the spring ones. this is practically free. we are using toilet paper tubes from the recycle bins. he is cutting the grass ones for us. you can start cutting and he will paint after. you can decorate with anything in the craft bin. >> this is cute. i feel like they are part of the process. >> exactly. it keeps them busy.
here is an easy dessert. i went to the supermarket and asked for a plain cake. baking is all done. i got mini marshmallows and made features with the candy. you can stick it on there. >> this is something else the kids can do. >> it took five minutes. >> this is a good idea. the kids are on break. >> you are looking for things for kids to do. here is another supermarket treat hack. store bought doughnuts and add candy. >> what about this one? >> those are snowballs. >> oh, i love those. >> i took freezer paper and i cut the ears and put them in there. >> creative. you probably have been like this since birth. >> these are smores peeps. i love to make smores in the oven. >> i have never made smores in the oven. >> put it in the broiler. it takes 45 seconds or longer.
>> am i crazy? has anybody else done that? just making sure. >> put the peep on top. you pull it out and sandwich another on top. maybe jayden would like to try one. >> yeah. >> and our last idea is a favor for your guests to take home. jars from the recycle bin. i painted the lids. i had kids put the ears on. >> dylan and craig, sometimes you can do this at the last second and you really can't. this is one you can do. >> i love the smores. you're crushing it over here. you have a future in this. he's really good. >> he just turned seven. jodi, thank you. i should say that will do it for us on saturday morning. tomorrow on "today," we introduce you to the 18-year-old making a big name for herself in the world of monster trucks. i met this girl. she is a rock star.
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good saturday morning, a live look outside at san jose communications hill. the sun is coming up. it looks a little hazily. good morning, i'm michelle roberts with anthony slaughter. it was a little chilly this morning. >> it's not too bad. temperatures near 50. we are going to see a nice rebound near 70 degrees for most of us. we're going to see that sea breeze kick up. that wind is