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pour der border violence. the chaotic scene in northern greece as macedonia cracks down hard, injuring dozens of migrants. and family time. the big city to be the first to mandate fully paid maternity leave. "nightly news" begins now. >> good evening. it was a shocking crime that seemed to come out of nowhere. it started with a car accident, an argument between the drivers and then a handgun drawn and shots fired leaving a well-known new orleans nfl player dead. spokesman for the saints called the death of former defensive end will smith a senseless and tragic loss. and now we're learning more about the suspected gunman, whom police have charged with second-degree murder. we begin with gabe gutierrez in new
>> reporter: he was one of the most beloved players in franchise history, but tonight the new orleans saints are mourning the loss of former defensive end will smith. >> while this was an isolated incident, it is certainly tragic at every level and on all sides. >> reporter: just hours before his death he tweeted he was having a blast at a festival in the french quarter, but around 11:30 saturday night, police say a hummer rear ended smith's mercedes and both drivers exchanged words. police say the driver of the hummer, 30-year-old cardale hayes opens fire. >> reports of a body. ems is notified. >> reporter: smith was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. >> we saw the man advance with the gun in hand and heard the shots, probably six, eight shots that occurred. >> reporter: his wife shot in the leg and rushed to the hospital. hayes is charged with second-degree murder. he once received a settlement in the city over the 2005 police shooting death of his father who had a history of mental illness. earlier in the evening
a former police officer named in the lawsuit, but so far, police say they don't know if there's a link or if this was just a road rage incident >> at this time we do not have any information to suggest that they knew one another or that this was anything other than an accident that turned into a dispute, disturbance that turned violent. >> undefeated! >> reporter: the saints drafted smith back in 2004 and he spent all nine of his nfl seasons with the team. he made the pro bowl in 0006 and helped the saints win the super bowl in 2010. >> it is so rare these days in the nfl to have a player spend an entire career with one team, and i think that's why this really resonates with the a w because they belong to will and will belonged to them. >> reporter: tonight around the nfl the shock is sinking. saints quarterback drew brees tweeted mourning the loss of a great friend and teammate will smith. such a senseless
smith's family said we appreciate the outpouring of the prayers. just last month smith was unanimously elected to the saints' hall of fame in his first year of eligibility. as for the suspect he was arraigned late today and now being held on $1 million bail. kate? >> gabe gutierrez thank you. in politics now donald trump is refining his campaign tonight as the front-runner fights for delegates and tries to lock up the nomination before the republican convention this summer. but his opponents gained new fuel today from a provocative depiction of a trump presidency by one of the country's leading newspapers. jacob rascon has more on the republican battle. >> reporter: there is little doubt rochester, new york, is trumper it er it territory. >> there is no rally like a trump rally and nobody gets that people.
a new haircut and sharper message. >> rochester lost 90,000 jobs since 1970, 4,000 jobs in the last six months. >> reporter: but even some true believers here say they're ready for trump 2.0. >> he is changing obviously. we saw him be a little more brash in the beginning his goals and what he wants to do as president have stayed exactly the same. they have not changed. he just cleaned it up a little bit. >> he says it like it is and i think he means what he says but it doesn't come out the right way. >> reporter: a change would be okay with you? >> for trump? a little bit maybe. >> reporter: on "meet the press" his new right hand paul manifort changed the course. >> as the campaign has gotten to the end stages a more traditional campaign has to take place. >> reporter: predicted there will be no open convention. >> i'm confident, we have several ways through june 7th to go over 1,237. >> reporter: while "the boston globe"
trump presidency with a fake front page they hope to never have to print "mass deportation, riots, trade rs" the editorial laying trump's vision deeply disturbing and profoundly un-american. >> the whole front page say make believe story which is no different from the whole paper for the whole thing. the whole thing is made up. >> reporter: back in battleground, new york, the show must go on. i'm headed on down the road saying trump for president >> reporter: not just a front-runner, their political savior. behind the scenes the trump too emin new york is confident in its chances to take most if not all of the delegates here. john kasich will also be here tomorrow and ted cruz moves ahead to california, a state that doesn't vote until june but where most agree the gop delegate race may ultimately be decided. kate? >> jacob rascon in
hillary clinton and bernie sanders were fighting for votes in new york one week before the primary. despite a string of primary victories, sanders faces an uphill fight for delegates. president obama weighed in on the issue of hillary clinton's e-mails. kelly o'donnell has our report on the democrats. >> reporter: with delegate-rich primaries around the corner this was no day of rest. >> we are taking on all of the establishment. >> let's do this together! thank you! >> reporter: hillary clinton and husband bill put their faith in african-american congregations, making visits to six churches in harlem and queens. >> she was your senator. she was a great secretary of state. >> reporter: clinton aligned herself with president obama and implied bernie sanders had not been as loyal. >> we have someone who rejects the idea that president obama has made progress. doesn't give him the credit that i think he deserves reporter: today
rounds on four sunday talk shows. and challenged clinton's suitability to be president but not her qualifications. >> she may have the experience to be president of the united states, no one can argue that, but in terms of her judgment, something is clearly lacking. >> reporter: although the use of a private e-mail server resurfaced in an interview with president obama, asked if he still thinks there was no compromise to national security, after classified documents were found on that clinton server. >> hillary clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. she would never intentionally put we erica in any kind of jeopardy. >> reporter: helpful praise, though the president has no endorsement plans. clinton campaigned in maryland with its primary later this month. >> please sign up to be part of this campaign. >> reporter: staying
got a taste of coney island. >> i hope that on april 19th we will have the largest voter turnout. >> reporter: while sanders has won seven straight contests, clinton holds the lead in the big blue states that vote next. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, baltimore. from belgium tonight prosecutors are now saying the terrorists who carried out the deadly suicide bombings in brussels last month may have been planning to attack paris again, not belgium. the information coming from a key suspect. bill neely reports on the new developments in that investigation. >> reporter: it was the deadliest night in paris since world war ii. isis launching four brutal attacks, but this was meant to be just the beginning. belgian prosecutors now say the isis cell responsible based in brussels had planned a second hit on france. but the arrest of the paris bomber salah abdeslam surprised them and the speed of
prosecutors, rushed them into an attack on belgium. that at least is what mohamed abrini is telling them, one of the terror gang now charged with mass murder in brussels and paris, and this, say french prosecutors, was their real intended target, the press prestigious de fance shopping district in paris. instead they left their apartment in brussels and in less than an hour bombed the city's airport. this video hows police raiding the apartment, by which time 32 people were dead. in this apartment, police found 30 pounds of the explosive tatp, and around 50 gallons of explosive material, but the gang had already used four times that amount in the bombs they built here, so where did it all come from, and who supplied it, those questions have never been answered and mohamed abrini's ambitions went beyond
paris. security sources tell nbc news he traveled to birmingham, england, last year, where photos of a soccer stadium were found on his phone. prosecutors say abrini has confessed to being the man in the hat, who helped deliver the airport bombs and then fled. it's not clear if he's still talking and the police searching for suspects can't be sure there aren't more killers on the loose, with more targets in mind. bill neely, nbc news, brussels. on the issue of interrogating terror suspects our chief foreign correspondent richard engel asked cia director john brennan whether the agency might once again permit waterboarding. president obama banned it but donald trump and ted cruz have said they're open to it. in an exclusive interview brennan was unequivocal. >> absolutely i would not. i would not agree to having any cia officer carrying out waterboarding again. >> you can see more of richard's interview
right here on "nightly news." it was a chaotic and violent scene today in northern greece as hundreds of migrants tried to cross the border into macedonia on their way to western europe. they were turned back with force as kelly cobiella reports. >> reporter: a battle on the greek/macedonian border. macedonian police firing tear gas at refugees, shooting water cannons and rubber bullets. the refugees, many stunned, some injured, a few retaliating with rocks, most were unarmed. high winds blowing the tear was into a nearby camp of 11,000, hitting dozens of families. >> we treated around 200 people for tear gas, mostly men, but also women and children under 5 years old. >> reporter: they've been in limbo at this border crossing for weeks, after europe closed its doors. today a rumor spread that the fence was coming down. when it didn't happen, hundreds tried to
through. "either we go through and die trying" this syrian man said, "or we die in greece." macedonian police held back the crowds, but the greek government today condemned the use of force, calling it dangerous and deplorable. today pope francis asked catholics to pray for refugees. he'll visit the greek island of lesbos next saturday, more than 170,000 have landed in europe already this year, more than 700 have died trying. kelly cobiella, nbc news, london. in southern india, what was supposed to be a dazzling fireworks display went horribly wrong. more than 100 people are dead tonight, hundreds more injured, after sparks caused a series of explosions from fireworks stored at a hindu temple. an estimated 6,000 people had gathered near the temple to celebrate the start of the hindu new year. and in this country, millions of people are looking forward to the return
da . bitter cold in the midwest and the northeast. meteorologist dylan dreyer is following it dylan? >> good evening, kate. what a weekend it was with the arctic air settled in across the great lakes through the northeast. we ended up receiving 6 to 12 inches of snow through parts of michigan, 5 to 10 across ohio. we woke up with lows below freezing in new york city, up into boston, temperatures running about 15 degrees below average. now as we shift in to tomorrow we're finally going to take away the tip in the jet stream, replace it with a nice ridge that will finally get temperatures back up near average. not exceptionally warm but closer to what you'd expect for early april. so as we go through the beginning of this week, we're going to see temperatures much closer to 60 degrees in new york city, in washington, d.c., monday is a warm one, about 71 degrees and we'll settle in around 60 degrees in the carolinas, closer to average, back through detroit closer to about 50 degrees as opposed to being stuck
40s. with the warmer air comes the threat of stronger storms through arkansas into northern louisiana and eastern texas where we could see some damaging winds and large hail especially monday afternoon. kate? >> we'll take the warmer temperatures, dylan, thanks. when "nightly news" continues on this sunday night, parental leave. we'll go to a city where it will soon be mandated for both parents with full pay. later we'll take a road trip to see how science comes alive when it's presented in a nove man: dear mr. danoff, my wife and i are now participating in your mutual fund. we invested in your fund to help us pay for a college education for our son. we've enclosed a picture of our son so that you can get a sense there are real people out here trusting you with their hard-earned money. at fidelity, we don't just manage money, we manage people's money. when my doctor told me i have age-related macular degeneration, amd
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we're back with a landmark development this past week on the issue of parental leave. san francisco is set to become the first city to require employers to offer six weeks off with full pay for all new parents. steve patterson reports on how it works. >> reporter: it's those little moments she loves the most. >> like today, he's starting to reach. if i have to go back to work sooner, i would not see that. >> reporter: on a night like this, deshawn smith is able to put down newborn josiah, make dinner and catch up. she hasn't worked long enough to get paid leave benefits but some caring co-workers pitched in so she wouldn't have to rush back to work. what does that mean for you? >> it's important for me to, you know, see everything and be able to hold him and smell him and makes me feel really good. >> reporter: california currently pays workers 55% of
six weeks through a fund where every worker pays in. >> 55% is even though it's half, half is not going o pay the rent. >> reporter: the city by the bay is bracing to be the first to mandate most businesses offer six weeks of leave to parentses with employees paying 45% difference. >> the full pay is something they desperately need and it will improve the health of themselves and the health of the babies born. >> reporter: currently only four states require some form of this benefit, california, new jersey, rhode island, and just this week new york, too. but many small business owners are concerned about the new expense. so what answer the impact of all this? >> so the impact is it's just one more thing that makes san francisco an expensive place to do business. >> reporter: mark dwight employees 30 people at his san francisco bag business. he says in a city with some of the highest minimum wages, real
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finally tonight, it's no secret that this country could use more scientists, but how do we encourage kids to focus on science? here in new york, children are getting some valuable exposure through a program on wheels, it's called the bio bus and our kristen dahlgren hopped on for a look. >> reporter: it's easy to see this isn't your average school bus. >> one, two. >> reporter: but it's what's inside the 1974 transit bus with the funky paint job. >> we're going to investigate them under the microscope. >> reporter: -- that is the real jaw-dropping surprise. fully functioning high-tech research
when would the kids normally encounter equipment like this? >> not until college. >> reporter: these are no college students. >> i'll give you a hint, its heart is very clear. >> oh my god! >> reporter: they're fourth graders at a public school in queens, new york, where the biobus is parked for the day. >> our philosophy is that if you let students actually experience what it's like to be a real scientist that that's what will get them excited about going into kreers in science. >> reporter: and so every day the biobus travels to an area school, bringing its microscopes and scientists to students who would never get this in an ordinary classroom. >> it's almost like having a trip in our own backyard. >> reporter: thanks to donors, it costs the schools little. >> it's his mouth. >> reporter: for biobus scientists it's a win/win. >> i feel like if they're excited about their experience then we're doing something right, we're igniting that fire for science that may not have existed before. >> reporter: the
seen an uptick in enrollment at their classroom-based afterschool and summer programs. excitement about science in kids who might not otherwise know what's out there. >> show of hands, who here wants to be a scientist when they grow up? the next generation of scientists -- >> have you ever been inside of a laboratory before? >> no. >> reporter: -- hopping on board and in the most scientific of terms that's -- >> awesome. >> cool! >> reporter: kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york. >> love seeing all those girls in there, too. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. lester holt will be back here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york. i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc. for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for watching.
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