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the 80s, as we head into the weekend. >> it's red-hot for the weekend. thank you for joining us at 5:00. "nbc nightly news" is next. >> see you at 6:00. ght, bomb scare emergency at a tv station. an intruder threatening to blow it up. tonight frantic calls for help and a stand off. a massive swat response as snipers and a robot move in. lucifer in the flesh. john boehner's stunning tirade about ted cruz caught on tape and new information, why trump's path to the nomination may have just gotten easier. outbreak at harvard, students quarantine and commencement at risk. a major health alert. what is spreading on college campuses? snap decision, a horrific accident being blamed on a new kind of distracted driving. it's not texting. what every parent should know. the one-minute workout. the new evidence it works, getting in shape in way less time. "nightly news" begins right now.
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. there are late developments in a tense and frightening encounter this afternoon at a baltimore television station where a bomb scare ended with police opening fire on a suspect. employees fled the station after the costume-dressed man displayed what appeared to be a bomb with a car set ablaze in the parking lot, the suspect emerged and was confronted by a police tactical team. nbc news correspondent pete williams has details. >> there is the video. >> reporter: police say early this afternoon a man wearing an animal costume, a surgical mask and sunglasses walked into a fox television station in baltimore demanding to air what he said was information about a government conspiracy. station employees said he was wearing what appeared to be a bomb vest and said he had a bomb.
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the building was evacuated. >> he said i don't want to hurt anyone, i don't want to hurt you but i want my message to be heard. >> reporter: just before walking in police say he set his car on fire. some pictures live streamed by a station employee on social media. he then walked out of the station where police were waiting when they told him to show his hands, he refused and police say they fired at him when he wouldn't stop. >> when he walked out on the street, he posed a threat this to this community and officers and they were forced to use their real guns to shoot the suspect. >> with the man lying on the ground, robot devices were called to remove the vest and he was carried into an armored vehicle and taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. >> it's become all too common in america for us to gather like this to examine the bizarre dangerous behavior of a singular individual. >> tonight authorities say no explosives were found. they say the material stuffed into the man's vest turned out to be
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candy bars wrapped in aluminum foil. lester? >> thank you. dramatic raids on the other side of the country today. the fbi moving on the brother of one of the san bernardino killers. arrested amid allegations of a sham marriage conspiracy and secrets and lies under oath. nbc's joe fryer explains. >> reporter: before dawn, the fbi and local authorities moved in on two homes arresting three people with ties to san bernardino shooter syed farook, his brother, also named syed, his wife and the center of what prosecutors say is a sham marriage. she is married to enrique marquez. the man charged with providing guns used by syed farook in last october's attacks. the marriage between marquez and chernykh was arranged so she could stay in the u.s. she paid marquez $200 a month and didn't live with him. in fact, she actually lived with another man. the charges filed in court say last
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november marquez and chernykh discussed mutual anxiety for the upcoming immigration interview due to the lack of contact with each other. prosecutors say he was concerned about being imprisoned for fraud. authorities say the other two suspects were in on the sham. the three in court today are not charged with terror-related offenses. neighbors say they felt remorse after the mass shooting. >> they just know that they had no control of what their brother did. >> reporter: investigators say so far there are no indication others were involved in the terror attacks carried out by syed farook and his wife which left 14 people dead. let's turn to the 2016 race and harsh words for ted cruz. john boehner caught in tape in an unguarded moment revealing what he really thinks of the man trying to stop donald trump calling him lucifer in the flesh. as nbc's hallie jackson tells us, boehner didn't stop there. >> reporter: ted cruz'
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old enemy now pulling out the political pitch forks. former house speaker john boehner. lucifer in the flesh. i have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch. >> reporter: boehner commenting candidly in california. >> this is not being recorded, incidentally, or broadcast, so you can be open. >> he allowed his inner trump to come out. >> reporter: cruz today in indiana. >> john boehner in his remarks described donald trump as his texting and golfing buddy. truth of the matter is, i don't know the man. i've met john boehner two or three times in my life. >> reporter: but to stop trump, cruz needs help from more members of the gop including the d.c. establishment he's been fighting for years. during the 2013 shut down famously huddling with members of congress at this d.c. restaurant to try to turn them against leaders like boehner. cruz considered by someone of the most hated man on capitol hill. now trump is trying to prove he's the one
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that can work with washington picking up new congressional endorsements today and sending top staff to argue senator cruz has no shot. >> last tuesday was the nail in the coffin. indiana is when he realized he's losing. >> reporter: cruz and fiorina trailing trump by eight points in the hoosiers state as they barn storm it together for the first time as a ticket. cruz campaign sources tell nbc news, fiorina was one of five finalists for the v.p. slot. >> she's a nice woman, but it won't help. >> reporter: fiorina and cruz have to prove they can stop trump here, but for the front runner, even a shutout won't help in this nomination. less pressure in the high stake state. >> if we win in indiana, it's over. >> is indiana a must-win for you and the senator? >> indiana is very important, and i think we're going to do really well. >> it will be a fight. a cruz campaign aide telling me they don't expect to shutout trump. cruz hymn at his rally that just wrapped up
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in south bend, hyping indiana's battleground status arguing what happens here could keep the country from, in his words, plunging over the cliff. lester? >> halle, thank you. let's turn to the streak of brutal weather striking across the south and state of emergency in biloxi, mississippi this evening. the water rapidly rises trapping people with no way out and as nbc's miguel almaguer tells us, a new threat is brewing. >> reporter: it hit biloxi, mississippi like a wall of water. >> tornado warning has been issued. >> reporter: the city bracing for tornados. >> pretty bad right now. >> reporter: was pounded with steady rain. ten inches of water in some spots. the deluge triggering evacuations and rescues, men, women, children pulled to safety. nearly 200 emergency calls came in. >> within the past ten minutes, i've seen it rise at least four feet. >> reporter: rescues continued all day using military equipment. a highway submerged under 2.5 feet of
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water. >> it's never flooded like this. >> reporter: water poured into homes. neighborhoods turned into islands. >> devastation. it's a total loss. >> reporter: it wasn't just the rain, there was wind, too. >> there's got to be 65 or 70 mile an hour winds. >> reporter: it comes after a deadly week of weather across the country from california -- >> that is wild. >> reporter: -- to missouri and iowa. >> tornado on the ground right there, guys. >> reporter: at least 22 tornados in seven states. >> everything from 18 inches down is a total loss. >> reporter: tonight back in mississippi, the water is reseeding, but the damage is just now being tallied. the rain stopped but water is rising in local rivers and creeks. we're not far from the biloxi river where it is clearly overflowing in some spots. lester, it's expected to peak and crest. this entire area is under flash flood warnings. >> looks like it's running pretty
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quickly. miguel, thank you. with final exams just around the corner, a number of american college campuses including harvard are being hit with the mumps. it's a highly contagious disease that's forcing some students into quarantine to try and stop the spread. we get details from nbc's kate snow. >> reporter: from her third floor room, at the harvard inn, frahm ele freshman elena is in isolation this week with the mumps sending us this video. >> i got quarantined on monday after i went to harvard university health services and basically showed symptoms like face swelling and cold. >> reporter: with more than 40 students sick so far, fears it could affect finals, even graduation. >> we've been scared ourselves. >> reporter: other college outbreaks in indiana, illinois, connecticut.
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why so many? college campuses are unique. >> colleges are a place where people have extended, prolonged face-to-face contact. in class, in dormitories. >> reporter: even though most college students have to prove they had shots as kids, the protection against muches wear off after ten years. mumps is extremely contagious like the common cold but with swollen painful saliva glands, fever and fatigue. there is no treatment but most recover in a few weeks. >> i was quarantined for a week. >> reporter: harvard frahm tyler gray was vaccinated when he was young, but still got sick. >> i didn't think anyone still got the mumps. of course, i was calling my parents, and they were freaking out. >> reporter: health officials say there are no plans to give booster shots to udents. they are hoping that kids leaving campus for the summer will mean the end of the outbreak. kate snow, nbc news, new york. now to a troubling twist in the nationwide epidemic of distracted driving. the phone app snapchat is being sued for allegedly contributing
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to a horrific crash. a teenager accused of slamming into an uber driver at more than 100 miles an hour while using a snapchat feature that clocks your speed while taking a selfie. here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a selfie snapchat of life in the fast line, 107 miles per hour to be exact, but it ended in a high speed crash, with twisted metal, serious injuries and this lawsuit against 18-year-old crystal mcgee, the alleged driver and snapchat itself. it app happened in atlanta. mcgee was driving at 80, 90 and 107 using a snapchat filter that calculates speed. at 107 she crashed into another driver who suffered serious brain injuries. while on the way to the hospital, mcgee allegedly snapped this selfie and wrote, lucky to be alive. the victim's attorney claims mcgee had been pushing the speedometer and watching her app. this is how it works, you record a video or photo on snapchat and add the filter to
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calculate how fast you're going. in this case, 39 miles per hour. snapchat warns not to use the app or filter while driving. >> just press and hold on a snap, add a caption and send. >> reporter: snapchat claims 60% of 13 to 34-year-olds use its app. traffic researchers say distracted driving now accounts for a stunning 70% of traffic accidents. >> we know that if you take your eyes off the road for more than 2.5 seconds, the crash risk increases so if you're trying to look at the app to figure out how fast you're going, you're not looking at the road. >> reporter: tonight 18-year-old crystal mcgee is not responding to our requests for our comment. snapchat says no snap is more important than somebody's safety. we actively discourage the community from using the speed filter while driving. tom costello, nbc news, washington.
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u.s. officials now blame the syrian government for a deadly air strike on a pediatric hospital. at least 27 people were killed in the attack in the doctors without borders hospital in aleppo, which the u.s. says was targeted. among the victims, many children and vital medical personnel. we get more from nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: amid the rubble of what was a children's hospital, terrible scenes. the desperate trying to save lives, the distraught knowing their loved ones were lost. dozens died, children, doctors, nurses. that's my family he screams. i lost my family. among the dead, one of the last pediatricians in syria's biggest city. dozens were injured in what the u.s. called deliberate air strikes on a known hospital tied to the aid group doctors without borders. >> we obviously find this attack reprehensible. >> reporter: missiles targeted the innocent as they slept, a war crime under international law. >> it is impossible that none of the
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courses fighting in aleppo didn't know that this was, you know, a medical facility. >> reporter: the u.s. and syrians here blame the government. why did we deserve this she asks? other medical centers have been hit this week, as the last traces of a seize fire disappear. it's catastrophic says the u.n. peace talks collapsing. >> how can you have substantial talks when you have only news about bomb being in schelling? >> reporter: a massacre of children and of the doctors who treat them. bill neely, nbc news. there's more to tell you about tonight. still ahead, you are always saying you don't have time to exercise. what if you could cram all the benefits of a 45-minute workout into just one minute? the fitness strategy that has a lot of people talking. also the big step that was taken today in the unprecedented
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change in the u.s. military draft.
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we're back now with the headline about exercise that has a lot of people talking today. new evidence that the so-called one-minute workout really does work. that doesn't mean you're over and done with the workout in a minute, but it does mean that shaking up your routine could mean you get in shape in a lot less time. morgan radford explains. >> reporter: exercise. we all know we should make it a priority and yet, it's the first thing to drop out of a busy schedule. trainer andrew hears it all the time. >> they have kids, they have a busy job.
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the main thing comes down to time. >> reporter: researchers in canada wanted to see if there was a way to get more of our workout in les time. >> if you have ten, 15 minutes in the day, you can get in a quality workout that's going to either maintain your fitness or improve your health and fitness. >> give me everything you got. >> reporter: they found one minute of super intense exercise in a short routine can have benefits. >> if you're willing or able to go very hard, you can get away, if you will, with a surprisingly small dose of exercise. >> reporter: the study compared men who exercised for 45 minutes at moderate intensity with those who did high intensity interval training for ten minutes. after a two-minute warmup the high intensity group sprinted all out for 20 seconds and then rode slowly for two minutes to recover. they did that three times through. the high intensity group put in a total of 30 minutes a week. the moderate intensity group 150 minutes and both saw equal cardio health benefits. >> it sounds easier than it is. sprinting for 20
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seconds at high intensity means going all out, as hard and as fast as you can. you're saying this isn't a quick fix for a couch potato? >> absolutely not. absolutely not. the body responds to progression. you can't pound it and expect to see results. >> reporter: the good news, you might get those results in less time than you think. morgan radford, nbc news, new york. we're back in a moment with news about the ice cream man who created the sound track to summer in so many american neighborhoods. ♪
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the man accused of killing former new orleans saints star will smith was in indicted today. cardell hayes pleaded not guilty today to four charges including second-degree murder. police say hayes shot and killed smith and wounded smith's wife after a traffic accident on april 9th. but hayes attorney claims he was not the aggressor that night. a new heated debate is brewing in washington.
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the first step in a process that could lead to women being required to register as the draft as young men are required. the house armed services committee approved the move in a very close vote tonight. it comes after the defense department lifted all gender based restrictions on front line combat. the bill goes to the full house for a long battle where the fate lies ahead. a passing to note tonight, the man behind a familiar tune to generations of ice cream lovers. ♪ >> les waas died. he was the legendary ad man behind the jingle on ice cream trucks written over a half century ago in philadelphia letting kids know the ice cream truck was near. he was 94 years old and that music sending a lot of kids to the front door i suspect. when we come back, saddle up with some young city slickers taking the reigns in life by becoming urban
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cowboys. some stations even when you're
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not there. ===jess/vo=== plus, the chinese company that wants to shake up silicon valley's biggest businesses ... and go head-to-head with tesla. ===jess/next close=== the news is next. sot "if you're happy with john boehner as speake finally tonight, kids learning to chase their dreams at a full gallup. they live in a city where 25% live below poverty line and crime
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is rampant. but these kids are getting a chance to become cowgirls and cowboys even in a place where most canyons are made of concrete. here is nbc's rehema ellis. >> reporter: in a battered philadelphia neighborhood, it's the last thing you'd expect to see. inner city kids riding high. >> when i'm on the horse, i don't think about what's going on out here, but when i'm off, you hear everything. like the gunshots, the news, people dying every day. >> reporter: he first saddled up when he was 10. >> they called me the concrete cowboy and i laugh. >> reporter: the sight of the unlikely cowboy brings smiles to the whole neighborhood. it's all thanks to malik divers, with donations, he built a makeshift stable where he's able to teach boys to ride for free. in exchange, they have to work. >> once they start learning, they start staying out of trouble, give them something to do and keep them busy. >> reporter: on these streets, malik says, trouble is hard to avoid. one of his young
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riders dominique was shot and killed last year. >> it's a lot of senseless killing, and you know, these kids, they need things to do. places to go. things that will make them happy. >> reporter: do you think riding changed you? >> yeah. i think i was 16 turning 17 when i stopped riding, and my temper flared. like, i got angry so fast all the time but now, i just go for a little ride, i don't have to worry about nothing. >> reporter: it's a momentary break. pushing city life to the background, if only for a few hours a day. a young man sitting tall in the saddle. rehema ellis, nbc news, philadelphia. >> what a great sight. that's going to do it for us on a thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. and with them -- a fresh round
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of controversy .ted cruz reacting to harsh words from john boehner -- who spoke on the peninsula. ==raj/2-shot== thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. ==jess/2-shot== and i'm jessica aguirre. jess/ots those jabs made national headlines today and went wild on social media . and the reporter who broke the story - is a stanford student. john boehner's calling ted cruz " lucifer " . the biblical comparison captured at an on -campus event for the school newspaper.
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nbc bay area's kim yonenaka spoke with the reporter and joins us live with the detail, kim? ==raj/ots== >> the former speaker of the house told his audience he

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