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good morning, crisis at the 100-day mark, president trump hitting a milestone. >> i don't think anybody has done what we have been able to do in 100 days so we're very happy. >> dealing with yet another failed north korean missile launch and bashing the regime for doing it the failed launch coming just one day after trump's warning of a possible conflict with the rogue nation. we look back at 100 days. wild weather, a maiming storm system rolling across the country today, 50 million people in its path with damaging winds, golf ball-sized hail and potential tornadoes. with flash flooding from oklahoma to michigan and nationwide temperatures reaching all kinds of extremes. dylan will tell you what t
and manhunt. a prisoner serving a 106-year sentence for trying to kill several police officers on the loose this morning after escaping while he was being transported to a psychiatric hospital. the suspect considered very dangerous and police are offering a reward for his capture. and orange is the new hack. the fbi investigating a potential breach of the netflix series "orange is the new black." the hacker called the dark overlord demanding ransom to prevent new episodes from being leaked online. "today," saturday april 29, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones. >> glad to have you with us. i'm craig melvin. dylan dreyer is here as well. today is a milestone day, presid t
white house on this, his 100th day in office. it is truly a whirlwind this morning. we'll look back at some of the highs and some of the lows of the past 100 days. >> right now president trump is dealing with what could be the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. north korea and yet another failed missile launch. the north krooeoreans are sayin they are just getting started. kelly kcobiella is live with more. >> reporter: the heated rhetoric is really raising tensions around the world. the missile test comes a day after president trump warned that there could be a, quote, major, major conflict with north korea. and overnight, the president tweeted saying, north korea disrespected the wishes of china and its highly respected president when it unsuccessfully launched a missile today.
at 5:33 in the morning local time at a lawn ch site north of the capital, pyongyang. two u.s. military officials say it appears to be launching a medium-range ballistic missile. the same that was tested earlier this month. a missile that could be used to target mosul targets like an aircraft carrier. the officials say the missile broke apart in mid-air a couple minutes after launch about 20 miles from the launch site. sheinelle, all this comes as north korea continues to threaten to one day launch a long-range missile that could hit hawaii or the u.s. west coast. sheinelle? craig? >> very concerning. kelly, thank you. jeremy bash is an nbc national security analyst and a former chief of staff at the cia and the pentagon under presidet
>> good morning, craig. >> this is the 27th launch since the end of 2011 when kim jong-un was sent into power. why does it seem he's picking up the pace? and specifically, what risks do launches like these pose to the country and their allies? well, we'll break this down, craig. this was not a nuclear test, which would have been their sixth. it was not as kelly noted an intercontinental ballistic missile flight test. that's the rocket that could hit the western part of the united states where they are trying to miniaturize a military weapon and put it on top. but this was an act of defiance. it was a further effort to escalate their short and medium-range rocket forces, which could hit our allies of south korea or japan. this is another very destabilizing act on the peninsula with 30,000 troops. >> president trump in an interview with reuters said, quote, we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. do you see a connection between the president's statement and this
>> well, in some respect, these are in response to the global effort to clamp down on north korea. the u.n. security council is talking about the threat from north korea this week. so kim jong-un is trying to show internally to his people that he can stand up to the world powers. it is a very destabilizing situation. if he comes to believe that the united states is coming after him militarily, which some could understand from the president's own rhetoric, then he may accelerate his program and do something very provocative. >> jeremy bash for us this morning in washington. jeremy, thank you. >> and the trump administration is watching the situation closely. as we mentioned, the president is marking his 100th day in office today with a big rally in pennsylvania. we have it all covered for you, but let's begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell live at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. the white house is keeping comment to a minimum on north korea as we have seen. but the president sure seems ready for campaign mode.
pennsylvania tonight. and he's already had some strong words for democrats. despite all the attention around trump's 100 days in office, at the national rifle association convention, he relished his inner candidate. >> november 8, wasn't that a great evening? do you remember that evening? >> reporter: embraced by the nra audience, president trump jabs at a possible 2020 opponent with his campaign trail insults of progressive senator elizabeth warren. >> no, sir. no, thank you, perhaps, ma'am. it may be pocahontas, remember that. >> reporter: and president trump used his address to the mega gun lobby to criticize his predecessor. >> the eight-year assault on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. >> reporter: the start of the trump administration --
do in 100 days. so we are very happy. >> reporter: and controversy. >> i do feel badly for him. he served the country. he was a general. >> reporter: referring to ousted national security adviser michael flynn under investigation for ties to russia, including payment for a speech in moscow, flynn's top level security clearance was granted under the obama administration. president trump in an interview with fox news shrugged off his own responsibility for checking out flynn. >> when they say we didn't vet -- well, obama, i guess, didn't vet. because he was approved at the highest level of security by the obama administration. >> reporter: nbc news has learned from forces familiar with the process that the trump transition team did vet flynn and conduct a background check. after rolling out his outline for big tax cuts, the president said critics are wrong. that he would benefit most. >> i would pay more than i pay right now. the reason i would pay more is
>> reporter: and the white house says it was unaware that former general michael flynn had received payments from russia. that didn't come up, they say, in the checks they did on him. later today, vice president mike pence will join the president in harrisburg, pennsylvania. now, again, this is a campaign rally paid for by the trump/pence organization that is getting ready for 2020, raising money along the way. the president also did a bit of campaigning for georgia six, the congressional rate and open seat. he's advocating for the republican, karen handle, did a fund-raiser for her, already showing what he'll do when midterm time comes around. sheinelle? >> kelly, thank you. today may look like the president is jumping back into campaign mode with the rally in pennsylvania, but he'll likely use the opportunity to look ahead for the rest of his time as president. right now, a look back at donald trump's first 100 days in office. >> i, donald john
solemnly swear -- >> reporter: day one of the trump presidency. the beginning of a new era. a short right turn from the obama days. >> january 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. >> reporter: day two, a massive women's march on washington. >> this is what democracy looks like! >> reporter: the president's press secretary battling over the size of the audience crowd. >> this is testimony largest crowd to ever witness the inauguration, period. >> reporter: president trump signed executive actions. day eight a travel ban later marked by the court after a nation wade protest. day 12, a milestone for president trump, nominating federal appeals court judge kneel gorsuch to the supreme
>> i'm honored and i'm humbled. >> reporter: day 25 under pressure, the president's national security adviser michael flynn resigns after it was revealed he misled the vice president about contacts with the russian ambassador to the u.s. the president defending flynn to the end. >> general flynn is a wonderful man. i think he's being treated very, very unfairly by the media. two weeks later, the emotional high point in the trump presidency. the president honoring the widow of a navy s.e.a.l. killed during the raid on yemen. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: but just four days later, day 44, the president setting off a firestorm with tweets accusing former president obama of tapping his phone during the election. saying, quote, he's a bad or sick guy. no evidence of a wiretapve
more trouble for the trump administration two weeks later, day 60. fbi director james comey confirms publicly for the first time his agency is looking into russian interference in the election. >> i'm investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government. >> reporter: day 64, another blow. the president's bid to repeal obamacare fails in the house. the president bashing the democrats for defeating it. >> i think the losers are nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. because now they own obamacare. they up it. 100% own it. >> reporter: then foreign affairs took center stage. a horrific chemical attack on innocent civilians in syria. the culprit believed to be the syrian government. day 77, the u.s. military launches a cruise missile attack. >> tonight i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria from where
attack was launched. >> reporter: one week later, day 84, another military strike. this time u.s. forces dropping a so-called mother-of-all bombs on isis fighters in afghanistan. and day 97, domestic policy taking center stage once again. the president's team unveiling a one-page outline of its tax plan. what the president has called potentially the biggest tax cut in history. >> it's a great plan. it's going to put people back to work. >> 100 days. sometimes it feels like it's been much longer and other times it feels like a month. we have michael joining us, a presidential historian. and elise jordan is a former adviser to the rand paul campaign. and we have former democratic congressman
morning to you. >> michael, let me start with you in d.c. the 100-day mark some say is ridiculous. and others say he's accomplished more than in the first 100 days in history than any administration. what is the truth here? >> reporter: a little exaggeration. yes, there have been conservative appointments, including supreme court justice. and yes, there's been a lot of deregulation. but the biggest measure that we usually use, we historians, craig, for the first 100 days is, how much legislation got through congress? donald trump has the party controlling both the house and the senate and not one key piece of legislation. >> can you put that in perspective for us, michael? how the president has been able to enable to enact legislation in the first 100 days? >> well, in 1983, they tried to fix the banks. other
levels of success. the thing before the election, donald trump said elect me, you will get a plan of action beginning with health care reform. that did not happen. >> what has surprised you most during the first 100 days? >> the president's lack for the appreciation of what his administration can do. he had some 90% of the appointments of the 550 or so confirmable appointments, only about 5% of them have been appointed, let alone filling the roles. and his disrespect for congress in the process there, i think, has slowed him down. a lot of his errors are correctable. after the first 100 days, you would hope he would self-reflect. the next 100 days for all presidents have been the most critical because you put the infrastructure in place to get things done. i'm not convinced he's done, but the good thing for
and hopefully he understands that new court. >> let me bring you in here. you were just back from conducting focus groups in texas. i'm interested to hear what people think about how he's doing so far. and you asked the people about his tweets, too. >> well, i spent a week in texas in san antonio, houston, and talked to voters from all walks of life. all political persuasions by the duk, and what was so surprising is there is so much political disagreement. everyone wants the president to stop tweeting. that's the one thing that even as most of his hard core supporters are just like, mr. president, just please give it a rest. they are worried about how the tweets could insight violence internationally and provoke war. and so, on the other hand, democrats are concerned about his tweeting also. just because they had hoped that trump was going to start to become more presidential. and they haven't seen that transition yet, behaving as though he's in ff
me yesterday was down in atlanta at the nra convention is, here was a president throwing more red meat to the base. and what we have seen in the past, at least, is that the president has been trying to broaden the base. this is not a president that seems intent on doing that. how long can that strategy continue? >> if he is intent on not getting anything done in congress, the failure of the health care debate showed it. he's probably going to have to reach out to democrats to get major legislation passed, including tax legislation. so i'm hopeful he'll change on that front. jeremy bash was most interesting this morning as he talked about north korea and south korea. here's a president who wants the world to help him. we were ridiculing china and russia showing resistance to our plant in north ya. at the same time the president said we may not support the construction or pay for the construction of the anti-defense
and yesterday that was aimed right at north korea as jeremy touched upon. so there needs to be a better narrative after the first 100 days to reflect and get a better next 100 days. >> so we have time for one more? really quickly on the stump during the campaign, he constantly mocked president obama for the executive orders, but i was looking this up this morning. president trump has signed more executive orders in the first 100 days since any other president has in 72 years. what is the deal here? is he not working hard enough to make deals? >> well, i think president trump equates signing executive order to action. since he's not able to move congress, and we saw the health care debacle, he sees executive orders as a way of putting an accomplishment on paper. and his supporters agree with him. they like that they see him in the oval office signing papers. but unfortunately he's going to have to deliver more than just signing a paper. he's going to have to restore
economic recovery over the next four years. >> really good discussion this morning. thank you, guys. mike, elyce, thank you. the president has a lot on his plate but one thing not on his program, the white house correspondents' dipper. ron allen reports. >> reporter: it's washington' glitziest and funniest nights. white house reporters, aimless celebrities, and the president-in-chief. >> i have two more words to say. obama out. >> so the city slicker asked the old guy how to get to the nearest town. >> not that old joke. not again. >> reporter: but this year a presidential veto. president trump will be a no-show. please wish everyone well and have a great evening, tweeted the president. more like his
>> i'm not going to answer that question. you are fake news. >> reporter: president obama tore into president trump and said that he cannot be a sit century? >> we can get focusing back to the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: attending that dinner, some trump confidents say, propels him to the white house. >> i think he's kind of motiv e motivated by it. maybe he'll run, show them all. >> reporter: tonight, though not in the room, the president may get a mention. >> donald trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere. he's self-financed, recruits through social media. >> reporter: "the daily show" political correspondent will report the dinner. >> i was not looking for somebody to roast the president in an absentee app. that's notfa
evening full of laughs. this year another skirmish in the battle between the president and the press. for "today," ron allen, nbc news, new york. now we'll take a look at other stories making headlines this morning. thousands of worshippers turned out to see pope francis perform a mass in egypt this morning. the pontiff denounced the nation torn by terrorism. just two weeks ago, suicide bombers attacked two egyptian churches killing 44 people. security was extremely tight at the sports stadium where the mass was held. a manhunt is underway for an escaped prisoner in maryland. police are combing the woods around the psychiatric hospital for 28-year-old david watson who pushed his way out of the van and ran into the woods as he was being transported to the hospital for an evaluation. watson is serving a 106-year sentence for shooting at police officers' homes. and dylan has a check on the weather today.
the biggest concern through the weekend. take a look at the heavy rain we have seen already in oklahoma. we had torrential downpours moving over the same areas over and over and over again. and that caused some flooding. but also a look at the house fire in indiana. that was triggered by lightning from some of the storms that we're seeing. today we do have the chance of some stronger storms, but the biggest threat is going to continue to be the heavy rain. you see how it is not moving north and south? it's just training over the same area over and over again. and that is leading to some flooding. so we do have some flood warnings, flood watches, back to oklahoma and parts of texas. we also have severe thunderstorms in effect this morning because of the set-up that we have. so we have a cold front moving eastward. we have very warm, tropical moisture, moving in from the south. you'll notice anywhere if you are located in the eastern half of the country, you will notice how humid and muggy it is. that indicates the moisture in the area. when you get the downpour, comes
missouri, oklahoma, arkansas, indiana and illinois, those are the areas to see heavy rain. tomorrow we are still looking at a threat of stronger storms, but we shouldn't see them as widespread and the rain should start to dry up a little bit as we go into sunday. that's a look at the weather across the country, now here's a peek to the your window. mild and muggy this saturday morning. showers coming out of the panhandle of west virginia for another hour or so. maybe a little bit of lightning, no severe storms. later today, we'll get an isolated thunderstorm. partly sunny. hot near 90 degrees. the hottest day of the year so far. the record in washington is 91 set back in 1974. we may tie that. then still warm but not as hot and humid getting into sunday. and cooler on monday. maybe showers monday night. >> that's your forecast. thank you. in the download, faye
hi, good morning, everybody. the time is 7:26 on this saturday, april 29th. i'm angie goff. we do want to get a check on some of the stories making headlines this morning. beginning with a man is dead following a quadruple shooting in germantown. this happened just before 1:00 this morning. montgomery county police say two men and two women were shot. crime solvers are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information to lead to an arrest. and the search continues for the convicted dangerous prisoner who escaped. david watson pushed the guard down and ran into the
good morning. mild and humid. right now we have some showers coming in out of the mountains and coming into the shenandoah valley. another hour passing through, but once they cross the blue ridge heading east, they are breaking up. we to have a chance for thunderstorms later this afternoon, mainly south of the metro area. about a 30% chance. otherwise the big story of the day, heat and humidity. up near 90 degrees during the afternoon. record high for the date is 91. we may tie that here in washington by mid-afternoon. so the passing thundershowers mid to late afternoon will be gone by sunset. tomorrow, partly sunny and warm. not as humid. not as hot. into the low 80s. near 80 monday afternoon. could get some showers on
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dyl dylan, we'll head out there to join them in a moment. and we'll look at what stories are making headlines for you this morning. president trump is marking his first 100 days in office today with a big foreign crisis, north korea. the owirogue nation test-firing another missile in defiance of the major conflict one day earlier. the president slammed the north koreans on twitterment. plus, the nfc will stop a controversial e-mail program . the agency will now only collect communications directly to or from the targets. the news is welcomed by privacy advocates across the country in morning. and the fbi is investigating a potential breach of the netflix series "orange is the new black." the hacker
overlord said he was able to steal the upcoming season of the show. he's demanding ransom to prevent the episodes from being leased online. no word if it's true, but netflix is aware of the situation. and i'll recap the week's biggest headlines. >> from the exclusive details behind the oscar flub to the classic on-air moment of one of our own. >> you look at me? >> because it is you. >> those are just some of the stories that caught our attention. in the hours leading up to the 100-day mark of the trump administration, the president admitting this job is hard. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. this is more work than my previous life. i thought it would be easier. >> a big week for the trump administration. warning of a possible conflict with north korea. >> there's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. >> and pushing poss t
biggest tax cut in history. >> we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something really big. more trouble in the sky. the passenger thrown off a delta flight for an emergency run to the bathroom as the plane was waiting to take off. >> i'm not really sure why i'm being asked to leave the plane. >> reporter: and another passenger that was violently dragged from a plane to make room for a crew member. >> we have breached public trust. >> a tragic accident in iowa that resulted in bad news for chris soules. >> i rear-ended a tractor. >> reporter: authorities say soules fled the scene sending police scrambling. "the bachelor" star charged with fleeing the crash, charged with five years if convicted. the 66-year-old victim leaving behind a wife, two sons and three grandchildren. i am sad that i'm not on
o'reilly speaking out for the first time since he was fired claiming he was a serial sexual harassing. >> reporter: he's debuting a new podcast less than a week after being forced out from fox. >> i'm very confident that the truth will come out. and when it does, i think you're going to be shaken. it's a moment i still have not recovered from. >> actress faye dunaway in an exclusive interview with lester holt explains what went wrong when she announced the wrong best picture winner at the oscar. >> we had planned to come on stage, do some mantra, heated film clips. and warren opened the envelope, and for suspense, passed me the card to read the winner. >> you rehearsed this whole thing? >> we rehearsed the whole thing. and "la la land" was the name on the card and it was the wrong name. >> do the two of you laugh about it now? or is it still too soon. >>
caught on camera. >> a woman climbed to the end of a construction crane and calmly sat there for hours. >> a firefighter call in to rescue her baffled over the experience. >> when you saw her, what did she say to you? >> how you doing? i said, well, i'm good, i just hope we can get out of this together. >> yeah, i would like to get down. and the classic "anchorman" moment for dylan. >> oh, thanks, dylan. i had another topic but it's over. my brain went -- do you ever do that, you're looking at the prompter and know something else is supposed to start being there and you start reading the words. >> people don't realize sometimes the story disappears and whatever is next is coming up. and what was next was,
dylan. there's nothing in the prompter, i can do anything. >> dylan, you have another check of the weather. >> yes, i do. thank you, craig. and we've got warm air in the eastern half of the country. temperatures in the rockies and the plain states where temperatures will be running 20 to 25 degrees below average. highs today only in the 30s and 40s. topeka lucky to make 50 degrees. on the flip side of that, charlotte, 87. atlanta, 86. montgomery, alabama, 91 degrees. 91 in norfolk and very humid as well. so you'll notice the summertime feel. temperatures will be close to records across the southeast as well. that's a look at the weather across the country, now here's a peek out your window. it's a warm and muggy morning. we have showers coming out of the mountains into the whenn shenandoah valley and thunder into the shenandoah valley. the thunderstorms are tracking east and generally will be breaking up crossing the blue ridge heading into virginia and parts of maryland. and we'll see a greater chance maybe of an isol
area later this afternoon. the big story today is the heat and humidity up near 90 degrees by mid-afternoon and partly sunny. and not as hot and humid on sunday as well as into next week. >> and that is your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. just ahead, what's in a name? the secrets behind the names of some of the favorite brands. and a lot of them could surprise you. plus, stranger danger. don't believe the utility worker knocking on your door. and the important update on how to protect yourself from creative crooks. but first, these messages. before we hit the beach, i've gotta hit the loo. we can't stay here! why? terrible toilet paper! i'll never get clean! way ahead of you, big daddy. aww. (avo) charmin ultra strong. it's washcloth-like texture helps clean better. it's four times stronger and you can use less. beautiful view. thanks to charmin. and you, honeybear. awwwww.
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fool you. >> we have warned you about this before and crooks are back at it again. in fact, authorities releasing new surveillance video of a few guys caught in the act. they knock on your door and you open without thinking twice. what if that person was dressed as a utility worker telling you there's a gas leak in your neighborhood or some other emergency and they need to come into your house to check it out. would you let them in? before you say no, check out what we found. i'm hitting houses in the suburbs. showing up with news. hi, how are you? from the gas company. there's an emergency. can i come in? once inside i could do anything and the danger is real. violent attackers dressing up like utility workers coast to coast. you invite them in and they pounce. this new surveillance video was just released this week in new york. police say these three men are dressed like construction workers, staking out a neighborhood, they knocked on a door, tied up the
just weeks before, police say this home was hit by burglars dressed as utility workers stealing cash and jewelry. >> i opened the door, bang. >> reporter: just months ago in california, these teens dressed like utility workers walked into this woman's home. >> mainly, my security was stolen. >> reporter: and it is easy for criminals to do it. watch this. i go online and buy a utility worker outfit for under $100. we have the hidden camera on. now for the real test, would you fall for it? my team wires me up. and i slip into the uniform. good to go. they drop me on this suburban side street. i look legit, clipboard, walkie-talkie and all. the police are watching this from an suv parked across the street. i walked up to the first house. hi, how are you, from the gas company.
the water. can we come in real quick? >> how do i know you're from the gas company? >> reporter: right away this man is suspicious. >> you should give me certification, should you? >> no, why should i believe you? >> he won't let me in. >> that's what we would want a resident to do. >> reporter: but things are about to take a turn at the next house. >> hi, ma'am, how are you? from the gas company. we found a gas leak down the street. have you noticed a smell of gas in your home or anything? >> no. >> reporter: what about your water? can i check it to make sure? yep, she just invited me in, no questions asked. >> my faucets, yeah. >> reporter: she just let him in, unfortunately. before going inside. my name is jeff rossen. >> i knew i shouldn't have let you in. >> reporter: here we are in your home. >> you have on the
i was too trusting. >> reporter: in fact. house after house, they invite me in within seconds. how are you, from the gas company? but what happens at this home is stunning. a bit of a gas leak down the street. we're checking people's hopes. it was right next to a water main and we want to make sure there are no bubbles in there. >> the homeowner is in another room inviting me in without seeing me. and when she comes to the door, she insists i come in. >> you can come in. my friends work for the public service. come in. >> before i do, i have something to tell her. i'm from jeff rossen, texas nnb the "today" show. she realizes how scary this was. >> you could have come in and done whatever you needed to do. >> reporter: this is courtesy of -- >> it's a good lesson to learn. >> reporter: thank goodne t
this all happen. thank you very much, i'll see you later. police were shocked at the number who let us in. after seeing the results, the police department in new jersey now issuing a warning to everyone in their town. we can all learn about this type of crime. they say to always ask for i.d. when a utility worker knocks on your door. if they don't have it, call the cops. >> good advice. >> is this something you have been dealing with? >> absolutely. because the kids run downstairs and open the door. so i tell them to wait to open the door until i get there first. dill l dylan, what is coming up? we'll look at the names that inspired some of the biggest brands coming up right after these messages.
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daily basis, but do you know what they mean? the folks at "business insider" did and dylan has more in the orange room. >> what is the word? >> maybe you wake up in the morning, put on a pair of nikes, head to starbucks, those are just some of the brands that become a daily part of our venacular. but let's start with pepsi, they believe it helps with indigestion. the name pepsi cola was inspired by dyspepsia, which is a medical term for indigestion. and rolex said they wanted to name themselves after a genie came to him and told him the name. and starbucks is named after moby-duck. and
founder james cash penney. and ikea and haagen-daas have no special meaning. >> what is the name for dylan? >> my mom decided that she liked that name for a girl. >> i didn't want that to end. that was good. >> tell me about your name. >> we don't have time. we have to go to commercial here, for good reason. the surprising athlete with is cerebral palsy and wants to be just like michael phelps, with good reason. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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shooting in montgomery county. this happened before 1:00 this morning on kitchen house way. montgomery county police say two men and two women were shot. the crime solvers are offering a reward up to $10,000 for any information leading to an arrest in this case. and the sheriff is searching for this man, james harley jr. neighbors found his wife shot to death in their home. they identified him as a subpoena. and the hunt is on for a dangerous escaped prisoner. david watson. you're looking at him there in howard county for a psychiatric evaluation when he escaped yesterday. watson pushed a guard down and ran into the woods. he had several tattoos including the word "thin" on his ankle and "evil" on his neck. we'll have a check on the forecast right after this.
mmm. ♪ [mel torme sings "comin' home baby"] hey there. want a lift? ♪ where are we going? no don't tell me. let me guess. ♪ have a nice ride. ♪ how far would you go for coffee that's a cup above? i brought you nespresso. nespresso. what else? good morning. temperatures are hovering near 70 and rather humid. we have a few thunderstorms out of the shenandoah valley. they will break up closer into the valley this morning, but we have a chance for showers passing south of the metro area. before then, 90 degrees. the record high is 91, partly sunny. partly sunny, warm, not as humid tomorrow in the upper 80s. monday night might get a
shower. beautiful after that next tuesday and wednesday with showers on thursday. david? all right, tom, thank you. tom, angie and i are getting ready for 90 minutes of news and weather starting at 8:30. hope to see you then. good morning. crisis at the 100-day mark. president trump hitting a milestone. >> i don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days. so we're very happy. >> but dealing with yet another failed north korean missile launch and condemning the move from the rogue nation. we're live with the latest as well as a look back at the 100 days that will go down in history. wild weather. a major storm system rolling across the country today. 40 million people in its path. with extreme temperatures, flash flooding, damaging winds and hail along with potential tornadoes, dylan will tell us what to lookout for this morning. and the tale of two athletes. an incredible story of a
phelps whose own commercial is getting a whole lot of attention this morning, "today," saturday, april 29th, 2017. ♪ >> friends for 44 years. whoo! >> mother and son are here together at the "today" show. yea! >> greetings from punxsutawney phil. >> greetings from chicago. >> we are spending a weekend in the nyc. good saturday morning to you. welcome back. it's a nice morning out on the plaza. a lovely morning in new york city. couldn't wait to get outside to see this crowd. lovely but ch. >> they brought the nice weather
>> you don't need a jacket. >> you're right. >> you were going to freddie who said, you need to put on a jacket. i'm like, somebody listen to me. you don't need a jacket. let's begin this hour with president trump dealing with what could be the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. north korea and another failed missile launch, but the rogue nation says they are just getting started. kelly cobiella is live with the latest. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. this morning allies are condemning north korea's latest missile launch. a japanese prime minister shinzo abe calling north korea a, quote, grave threat. this is another failure for north korea but it is still raising tensions and beyond. north korea disrespected the wishes of china and the highly respected president when it launched though unsuccessfully a missile today. bad. u.s. pacific command
the launched at 5:33 a.m. local time this morning from the site north of pyongyang. two u.s. military officials tell nbc news the missile was a medium-range ballistic missile and exploded mid-air 20 miles from the launch site. this morning no mention of this law in north korea or state media. thank you, kelly o'donnell. she is at the washington, d.c. office this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is going to take one of the steps that is one of the earliest accomplishments in his first 100 days. and this morning he's looking at the trade agreements that has been a big topic of his ni
the last few days, he's already looking to the next election. from the first 100 days in office, at the nra convention on friday, the president relished his time. >> november 8, do you remember how great that was? >> reporter: president trump dabbed at a possible 20 20 run. >> no, thank you, sir. or ma'am. maybe pocahontas was there. >> the second assault on your amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. >> reporter: a mix of confidence and -- >> it's a false standard, 100
but i have to tell you, i don't think anybody has done what we have done in the first 100 days. we're very happy. >> reporter: after rolling out his plan for big tax cuts, the president said critics are wrong he would benefit most. >> i'm going to end up paying more than i pay right now in taxes. i' i'll. >> reporter: why the president has no specifics yet. but when critics look at the outline, he says he and his family would benefit from the estate tax. >> kelly o'donnell this morning, thank you. and now we'll take a look at other news making headlines this morning. the pilot and passengers are safe after a dearing land iing. fire trucks were standing by
and look at this, kraft is lining up for a possible shot with the gator close by. gators and golfers are learning they have to share the links. has that happened to you out on the links? >> no, but geese freak me out. the ball lands where the geese are and they are terrifying creatures. >> and they feel like the golf course is theirs. >> yes. >> we have a torrential rainfall happening this morning. some of the storms in indiana produced enough lightning to trigger this house fire. lightning is dangerous. even if the storm is not considered severe near you, as soon as you hear
inside. we have a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning moving through oklahoma. we have flood warnings through the day. you can see there could be heavy downpours. that's why we have the threat for flooding. we could see three to four inches of the rain with some areas picking up more than that. some isolated severe storms are possible. on the backside of the front. heavy snow falling in places with five inches of snow. this is not widespread, but there are showers around. here's a peek out your window. we have showers tracking eastb
dissipate moving closer to the metro area. later this afternoon, up near 90 degrees. might get some passing thunderstorms mid to late afternoon, mainly into virginia. after that, we are cooler on sunday, but still warm. less humid, up into the 80s and partly sunny. and then on monday there are more. coming up, the most awkward moment there. we'll have the exclusive look right after these messages. it'll get better. i'm at the edward jones office, like sue suggested. thanks for doing this, dad. so i thought it might be time to talk about a financial strategy. you mean pay him back? knowing your future is about more than just you. so let's start talking about your long-term goals. multiplied by 14,000 financial advisors,
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we're back on a saturday morning and it is time to trend. are you ready? >> let's trend. >> you start. we are back on a saturday morning and it is time to trend. >> if you are trying to shed a few pounds at the gym, head to instagram. instagram can help you be healthier. how so? well, apparently people who use #fooddiary or #foodjournal help to keep them accountable. it's a way to visualize meeting your personal goals by seeing what others are eating. >> i guess if you follow people who -- >> if you follow people whose lifestyle, careers or things that you might admire, food will inspire you. >> interesting. i thought foodies and people who work out, they are not inspirational and just prop it on the treadmill to keep up. >> especially when it's a boomerang, it never stops. how about this one, do you recognize this song? take a listen. it's coming. ♪ every night iny
>> it's called "my heart will go on" by celine dion. it's all about the epic love story of kate and jack. at the end, jack dies trammicly saving rose's life. but what if jack dawson isn't real? a fan theory read it saying that jack never existed in the first place. they say he's merely a figment of rose's imagination to distract her from her up happy life. two potential clues, one, there's no record that jack was on the boat. and she let him drown because he doesn't exist. you remember that movie? >> i wish you started with a spoiler alert. >> every time it is on tv, we stop what we're doing and watch it. >> you have to watch
and i have to watch "top gun." let's talk about kids cams for a minute. the unsuspecting couple puts pictures up in the arena. sometimes they urged to kiss. sometimes it's a slam dunk. sometimes not so much. file this under not so much. >> is he saying no? >> he's saying no because that's his mother. that's mother and son. the mom's reaction instantly went viral. >> she's like, oh, no. >> oh, my god. >> the ducks tweeted out the whole exchange. awkward kiss cam moment number 324. >> he could kiss her on the cheek. >> it's still mom. >> that was better. let's do "pop start" with the 30-second rock & roll hall
among the highlights is the moving tribute to prince by his long-time friend lenny kravitz. if you can't wait until this evening to see it, you're in luck. we have an exclusive look for you. ♪ maybe i'm just too demanding maybe i'm just like my father ♪ ♪ maybe you're just like my mother she's ever satisfied ♪ catch the rest tonight at 8:00 p.m. on hbo. when you have a music festival full of world-class celebrities, what can go wrong? we are talking about fyre festival in the bahamas and the short answer is everything. it's promoted by ja-rule and kendall jenner. it was dubbed coachella for the rich kids and dubbed a total disaster. by the power of social media, whth
found the vip treatment was anything but, starting with the gourmet grub. it went from bad to worse with guests sleeping in tents that were a far cry from luxurious. by the way, this went down on the island previously owned by pablo escobar. and then blink 182 dropped out. and by friday, the event had been postponed indefinitely leaving hundreds of attendees fleeing to the airport. the tourism apologized on behalf of the nation. and ja-rule said he's heartbroken and working to make it right. >> what i have yet to hear is how it went wrong. there's no explanation how it all went south. >> we'll hear, i'm sure. >> but the food was on the trays and anything. we'll get to good news from shannon daugherty. she has been public about her struggle with breast cancer.
this, she's in remission. taking to instagram. what does remission mean? i heard the word and had no idea how to react. good news? yes. overwhelming? yes. now more waiting. adding i'm blessed, i know that, but for now, remission. i'm just going to breathe. #cancerslave. >> thank you for that. >> very good. still ahead here this morning, a heartwarming story about an athlete inspiring all of us to step past our limitations and lives. this is truly a fantastic story. but first, this is "today" on nbc. we're looking for something that's comfortable but yet durable, and that's going to last us a really long time. i don't want to buy new furniture every couple of years. it's custom made so you know it's good quality. i'm just speechless because it's perfect.
>> reporter: it was the surprise of a lifetime. johnny agar never expected to see his youtube video on tv. and last night was his big debut. after all, johnny isn't your typical athlete. he was born with cerebral palsy making it difficult to control his muscles. >> good boy. >> reporter: but it hasn't stopped him and his dad/race partner, jeff, from participating in triathlons and the world iron man competition in hawaii. johnny's inspiration? olympian michael phelps. last month he took the swimming legend's under armour campaign and made his own imitating his hero. together they trained, struggled and concurred. >> he wants to inspire people to do more. >> reporter: after seeing the ad, he call
on the phone. it was a very cool moment. >> reporter: under armour also loved the ad and debuted it on tv last night to a surprise and belated johnny. >> i was surprised. i literally did fall out of my chair. >> reporter: johnny agar, michael phelps, side-by-side inspiring all athletes to push besides their perceived limitations. >> as a kid i was told i may not be able to walk or talk or sit or stand. and to be able to be alongside the greatest athlete in the world, you know, that is a parallel that i don't think people would think existed. >> so inspiring. >> isn't that beautiful? >> what a story. thank you so much for that.
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good saturday morning. i'm david culver. >> and i'm angie goff. a story that has been developing right now, four people shot, one of them killed. the flash of violence in montgomery county and what investigators are now discoveri discovering. and he tried to kill several officers and is now on the run. now the massive manhunt for the escaped prisoner and how police help that you can track him down. this final weekend of april feeling more like mid-july. we'll be near 90 this afternoon. could get storms. i have the new hour-by-hour timing. round and round it goes. where it stops only history knows. the new change at a popular park changing 97 years of tradition. we'll
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we welcome you in on this saturday, april 29th. we're nearing the end of the month. >> and i feel like it was just april fool's day. >> i'm david culver along with angie goff. we'll start you out in the storm team 4 weather center where it is feeling like summer out there, tom. >> it is 73 degrees already. >> yeah, it's quite humid, too. we have a lot of cloudiness. pre-dawn we had showers and thundershowers passing to the north. right now, all cloudy around the entire region. there is the live view from the storm team 4 city camera overlooking washington. a gray sky this morning. storm team 4 radar showing some showers. they had been producing a little bit of lightning in the shenandoah valley, but they are pretty much beginning to break up crossing the blue ridge. this area in the light green has a few sprinkles of light rain pulling out of the mountains and into loudoun county, pulling out of eastern washington county coming into frederick county, maryland. all this tracking off to the east. i've got the new hour-by-hour