tv Early Today NBC March 22, 2016 4:00am-4:30am EDT
see you next time, folks. hello everybody. this is "early today." we want to begin with breaking news at this hour. several people dead and more wounded following an explosion at brussels airport at belgium and reports of multiple casualties p. casualties. the number of dead and wounded is unknown at this hour. it's too early to tell if it was terrorism or an accident. but we understand that the
that the building is being evacuated and flights have been canceled. confirming that two explosions did occur and they're asking people to not to come to the airport. we're hearing word of explosions at the curb departure at the belgium airport there in brussels and we are following this story and will continue to bring more information as it becomes available to us. and want to tell you about a big announcement on the hotly contested iphone case. apple 's help may not be needed afterall. they said an outside party demonstrated a possible method for opening the phone that belonged to syed farook. the fbi can determine if the work around might damage the phone's data. this comes as a surprise. investigator's originally insisted only apple could help unlock the phone.
not learn what vulnerability was used. and president obama is scheduled to attend a baes ball team, the first major league baseball club to play in cuba since 1999. they practiced at latin america stadium. last night president obama attended a state dinner in his honor, hosted by cuban president raul castro. and first lady and nancy pelosi were also in attendance. and the sobering reality that erasing a half century of mistrust won't be easy.ea >> reporter: it was a day of historic firsts. the handshake on cuban soil. the cuban military band playing the "star spangled banner." >> this is a new day.
>> reporter: but castro's blistering criticism of trade embargo does not feel new. >> translator: we find it inconcease incon inceivable that they don't have equal pay, health care. >> reporter: and castro did take questions for umthe rom the press, a rare occurrence. but when asked about the political prisoners. >> translator: give me a name or names. >> reporter: it is an issue over shadowing the visit. >> there were dramatic arrests of peaceful protests, the ladies in white. what signal does that send? >>nd if i engage frankly, clearly, stating what our believes are and also being clear that we can't force change on any particular country. ultimately it has to come from within.
the future of our two countries given the different interpretations of profound issues? >> translator: it's not correct to ask me about political precedence in general. please give me a name of a political prisoner. and i think this is enough. >> reporter: the exchange fuelling criticism by some who say president obama is normalizing relations too quickly. now to the race for the white house. republicans face off in the winner take all arizona primary, as well as the american samoa and utah caucuses. democrats compete in arizona, utah along with idaho.ah the democrats announce the results of the americans primary yesterday and bernie sanders won
picking up nine delegates, clinton picked up four. and clinton also took a quick jab at trump's trustworthiness. >> we need steady hands, not a president who says he's neutral on monday, proisrael on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything's negotiable. >> ted cruz also took on trump in his remarks.s. >> my leading republican opponent has promised that he as president would be neutral between israel and the palestinians. as president, i will not be neutral. >> trump tried to put to rest any doubts about his commitments to israel using a teleprompter. >> ite speak to you today as a life long supporter and true
[ applause ] we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem and we will send a clear signal that there is no day lithe ght between america and our most reliable ally, the state of israel. >> another leading democratic senator, elizabeth warren calling him a loser with petty racism. and trump met with influential gop law makers. >> reporter: mr. trump goes to washington. spending the day in the nation's capital, today spending ang off the record meeting with quote influential republican senators. >> he's getting most of the
very important. i want to see the people heard and i want to see donald trump president. >> reporter: the gathering was hoped to mend fences with the establishment but leadership like mitch mcconnell and paul ryan say they were not invited. >> they said they weren't invited. was that on purpose? >> no, not at all. they just invited a small group.p. you have a lot of people that you think are against me and it's just politicians. they want to make a deal. >> reporter: and at the under construction hotel, trump, who's been criticized for being out of his depth nationally, was trying to clarify his position. out lying a noninterventionist platform and questioning the long standing involvement innato. >> i think we need to keep nato,
itself. >> we want friends, allies who are legally committed to come to each other's self defense. >> and be sure to tune in tonight i starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern on00 msnbc, live primary and caucus results. police are searching for women who they say left behind a -- a woman that is, left behind a bag of coke an. that person possibly a jet blue flight attendant took off running after she was selected ford a random security screening.g. >> reporter: in police custody, neatly wrapped and stacked bricks of cocaine, 60 pounds of it, after a flight attendant tried to get through a terminal check point in terminal four. she flashed a jet blue id but was randomly selected for a
dropped the bags, kicked off her gucci shoes and ran up an escalator. last seen running towards terminal five. they say the fact that she got away and the cocaine nearly got through are big red flags. >> today it's employee smuggling drugs, tomorrow it would be guns, and the day after, a bomb. >> the estimated treat value is approximately $2 million. a man hunt is on for a newly named suspect allegedly named to the paris terror attacks. he has been identified as a possible accomplice of paris terror suspect who was abtured in brussels next week. dna was found in a home police raided. and the dramatic new moments
and his safe house surrounded as he bursts out, and officers open fire. he take as bullet to the leg. is and he remains in custody in belgium. french officials are seeking his extradition. and the red bull jump and freeze competition certainly lived up to its name. skiers and snow boarders dressed in costumes and showed off their down hill skills before jumping into an icy pool of water. they were judged on skill and createativity. and some placess it almost feels like you're jumping in a cold pool of water. that was a good lead in. down south very cold for this time of year. a frost down to gainesville, florida. and 34 around raleigh. so, that's this morning.
and today, bringing snow to the intermountain west and this is a i large area of winter storm watches just beginning to be issued. we're going to see a significant snow storm not today but into tomorrow night. this area into the central michigan, this is a posblts sibility of six to twelve inches. and green bay in for a big snow storm. so, brush fire risk high, with windy conditions and we warm up nicely in the southeast. the troublesome weather today is in the rockies and tomorrow in the northern plains with winter and severe storms in arkansas, louisiana and texas. now a closer look at your day ahead. so, for today, we'll watch the storm in the intermountain west and tomorrow heading into the
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involved in this explosion but they are taking to social media to warn people not to come to the airport. they tweeted that flights have been canceled and the building is being evacuated. and urging passengers not to come to the airport. again, there's been an explosion at the brussels' airport in belgium. one dead, and several wounded so far. we'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available to us here at nbc. and the pentagon announced it has a small base in northern iraq iraq. this comes days after isis launched rockets at that base. one american killed and three wounded. those troops are there to help u.s. military advise ors advisors
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dara brown. beg sunny federal police tell nbc news that there were two explosions one at the curb departure area of the american airlines terminal which is the international section departure hall one at the brussels airport. there are obviously emergency crews on the scene. there have been multiple casualties although there is only one confirmation that one person has been killed in this explosion. the airport has been closed. planes have been diverted. there have been cancellations set out. people have been told do not go to the airport. do not come to the airport at all people -- you can see the pictures have been sent out into the tarmac as security forces
figure out what is going on here. right now, we have kelly cobiella on the phone to brussels right now. >> reporter: we're hearing new reports out of belgium media that have not been confirmed there were reports fired inside that airport shortly before the explosion. this coming from belgian media. nbc news has not independently confirmed that. these two blasts that we're hearaling happened an hour and a half ago now, they happened very close to the departure area. there are pictures -- multiple pictures and video on social media showing people wounded in the departure area. glass blown -- windows blown into the airport. smoke rising. passengers running. some people said that they heard
people were dazed, shocked it's not yet clear, dara, how many people are injured. we do are confirmation that at least one person has been killed and there is thinking there is some kind of terrorist attack. however police in belgium have not confirmed that. they say it's too early. there are emergency crews on the scene. they're trying to get to the area, take care of the wounded. the area has been evacuated. we should mention this comes four days after the arrested abdeslam, from the pairs ris attacks. there can be reports that perhaps this was in brussels following his arrest. again, this is not being confirmed that it is terrorist attack, but that is the thinking, that is the assumption
as late as yesterday, even belgium interior minister saying -- some sort of attack there. >> kelly cobiella, i know you're in transit to brussels, i thank you for being on the line with us. alistair, we're getting unconfirmed reports that there have been several blasts near subway stations one by the eu building. there are unconfirmed reports, saying that these are possibly subway stations, do you have any confirmation on that? >> reporter: yes, we are seeing pictures from brussels showing subway buildings close to central brussels. at the moment, we don't know what is causing that or indeed authorities themselves unable to confirm that. that is what french media