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north korea shows off their military might on donald trump's 99th day as the president warns of a possible major conflict with the rogue nation. could the u.s. be receiving help from an unlikely source? >> after a deadly palm sunday isis claimed attack on a church. pope francis will land in egypt. >> new details on the settlement with a doctor at the center of the passenger dragging controversy. >> we'll introduce you to the 5-year-old hero who broke his leg in an accident and still managed to save his dad's life. >> meet this year's first rounders from the nfl draft. "early today" starts now. >> good morning on this friday.
i'm yasmin vossoughian. i'm frances rivera. on this friday, one day shy of his first 100 days, and president trump is making a startling admission. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. i actually, this is more work than in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. i thought it was more of -- i'm a details oriented person, i think you would say that. but i do miss my old life. i like to work so that's not a problem but this is actually more work. >> the comments are part of a free ranging interview where the president discussed everything from the 2016 election and trade to health care and more. but it's comments on north korea raising eyebrows this morning. >> well, there's a chance that we could end up having a major major conflict with north korea. absolutely. >> and that was not all. here is what the president had
to say about the country's leader, kim jong un. >> he's 27 years old, his father dies, took over a regime. so say what you want but that's not easy, especially at that age. >> the president's comments coming as his secretary of state works toward a solution with the unpredictable volatile rogue nation. nbc's kelly cobiella joining us from seoul. tell us more about what u.s. officials are saying and about the growing tensions there. >> reporter: francis and yasmin, good morning. in that same interview president trump said he would love to solve this diplomatically but that it's, quote, very difficult. this morning the north koreans put out video of those military exercises that happened earlier this week and the leader, kim jong un observing those massive artillery drills. north korea said they would continue with their nuclear and missile programs, saying they will carry out a sixth nuclear
test at some point. secretary of state rex tillerson said china warned north korea of unilateral sanctions if that sixth test goes forward. when asked about this this morning, china's foreign minister said, look, that's a hypothetical, that sixth test, and i'm not willing to comment on it. also this morning, for the very first time, president trump taking on south korea saying perhaps south korea should be paying for thaad to the tune of $1 billion and he may pull out of a trade agreement with south korea calling it, quote, a horrible deal saying it has left america destroyed. frances and yasmin, back to you guys. >> new information regarding south korea. nbc's kelly cobiella, thank you for that. a late night vote in the senate put the government on the brink of shutting down. democrats blocked a short-term resolution that would have funded the government for the next seven days. the botched vote comes as house
republicans could make moves that could ensure a government spending measure passes their chamber. after announcing their decision not to vote on repealing and replacing obamacare. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington. how is it that the democrats are not blocking the budget and what can you tell us about the republicans? >> reporter: democrats have already once blocked the effort to extend spending for about another week while they try to work it out. their big concern here is health care. they don't want a repeal vote on obamacare wrapped up in the emergency spending bill. now it looks like they might be able to go forward because republican leaders have said we will not see a health care vote this week. they will deal with these two issues separately. the timeline, we'll see a vote or are expecting to see a vote late morning into mid afternoon, no later than 3:00 we're told, to extend government funding and prevent this shutdown at
midnight. while that's happening, the white house also responding to what the pont gone is saying. the pentagon's inspector general is launching an investigation into fired former national security adviser mike flynn who failed to disclose tens of thousands of dollars in payments from foreign governments. new paperwork from capitol hill shows he had been warned about the necessity of those disclosures. the white house says they don't have paperwork on flynn because they did not do his security clearance. >> certainly a band-aid on that budget for now. nbc's tracie potts, thank you. have a great weekend, tracie. overnight arkansas carried out the execution of condemned killer williams. he was sentenced to death for shooting a farmer and former deputy warden. he's the fourth inmate executed in arkansas over the last eight days. the state rushed to execute as many as eight convicted killers over 11 days to beat the clock
on the expiration of the drug used in the executions. we have an update on the united airlines dragging incident that occurred 19 days ago. dr. david dao being seen here has reached a financial settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount. his lawyer called it a quote home run and said dao has no plans to sue the city of chicago or anyone else for the incident. in delaware today flags at half-staff for a state trooper gunned down by a suspect who held police in a 20-hour standoff. s.w.a.t. teams used explosives to blow open the house before he came out shooting. with the state in mourning investigators don't have a motive. here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: in a quiet delaware suburb a violent night of gun fire and explosives after a standoff with a cop killer. it started less than 24 hours earlier at a convenience store when state trooper steven ballard approached a suspicious vehicle.
police say that's when the passenger, 26-year-old sealy, jumped out, pulled a gun and began shooting. as the trooper lay wounded sealy approached and executed him. seely then fled, barricading himself in his family's home. s.w.a.t. teams used explosives trying to coax him out. >> it was like five shots. like five shots, a break, then five more. >> reporter: at 9:17 seely came out shooting and was shot and killed himself. neighbors say seely and his family kept to themselves. >> they kept to themselves. never saw them outside. >> the family you never saw the family. >> no. >> reporter: out state state police troop 2, flags are at half staff, black bunting draped over the trooper's patrol car. eight-year veteran, married with a step daughter. >> yesterday exemplified the dedication -- >> reporter: officers and the governor choked back tears. >> he leaves behind his lovely wife louise, a daughter, and a
loving family and scores of friends. >> reporter: investigators say they don't know why trooper ballard stopped the car. seely had a history of drugs and weapons arrest. >> that was tom costello reporting. nfl fans are poring over results of the first round of the nfl draft with the league worst picking first. >> with the first pick in the 2017 nfl draft, the cleveland browns select myles garrett. defensive end, texas a&m. >> no surprise with garrett going to cleveland. the bears made a splash trading up and selecting mitchell trubisky. the chiefs gave up two first round picks to the bills to select patrick mahomes. just ahead, the incredible
story of the 5-year-old with a broken leg who managed to save his father's life after
an accident. first let's turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins forecasting dangerous storms and flooding over the weekend. bill? >> all in the middle of the country and coming out of the rockies. we're watching the storm bring snows into the rockies. this is an impressive snowfall map. denver calling for three to six inches of snow. severe stornls later tonight from oklahoma into areas of the ohio valley. then on saturday, we'll do it all over again. we're really concerned with flash flooding in this region, too, as we get two days in a row of heavy thunderstorms over the same spots. we have good weather, east coast looks nice and much california, very enjoyable spring time weather with breezy conditions.
>> we'll give you the rest of that weekend forecast coming up. >> bill, the
tough thing for a lot of people in the rockies and wyoming is all the ski places are shut down but they're getting all this snuow. >> you can still go sledding. if you didn't think running the world's largest social media platform, check out facebook ceo mark zuckerberg in detroit helping put together a ford f-150 pickup truck. zuckerberg says he was in awe of the people that worked there day in and day out. coming up, weeks after the palm sunday bombings in cairo, security is tight as the city prepares for pope francis's arrival. one of m.i.t.'s most exciting traditions. the annual piano drop. $2? i mean how do you top a delicious, delectable, got-to-have-it-now deal like that?
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things and see it fall into a million pieces. m.i.t., they like it as well. they've made an annual tradition going back all the way to 1972. since then the students flung a piano off the rooftop every year, giving the stressed out undergrads a way to blow off steam and make off with a cool souvenir, all this during finals season. they need stress release. >> pranks they pull, too, when they put vehicles on top of the dome. leading the news pope francis is traveling to egypt for a visit. he is arriving at a time of great fear for christians, who have been targeted in a string of recent deadly attacks. on palm sunday more than 40 people were killed at two coptic christian churches. isis claimed responsibility. keir simmons is in cairo and talk about how people there are brerring for the pope's visit? >> reporter: good morning. the hope's itinerary includes
meeting with the egyptian president, with members of the muslim faith and walking in a procession to a church which was attacked by an isis suicide bomber just before christmas. you can see why people here are both enthusiastic and anxious about this trip. the pope will travel around cairo, not in a popemobile, but at the same time in a vehicle that will not be bulletproof. it will not be armored, the pope tweeting before he left, pray for my journey and saying in a video message earlier in this week, he's here with a hand of friendship to all people of all faiths. he has met with egyptian president sissi in rome. isis itself in a message earlier this year saying it specifically is targeting christians in egypt. back to you.
a 5-year-old boy is hailed a hero for helping save his father's life. so aidan was driving with his dad when the car hydroplaned, blew a tire, rolled down the hill. when he saw his dad was pinned aidan actually busted out of the car to look for help. and he had a broken leg but didn't know it. take a listen. >> just keep spinning. then my dad -- fell down on his head, the car did. then i got out from the back window that's busted, and climbed out. >> for him to be so brave, i never could have imagined he would have known what to do in such a crisis. >> little hero. parents say these kids are fearless, but that takes it to an entirely different level. still ahead, a lot more including a look at president trump's first 100 days through his favorite social media site. plus, tired parents can now hit the gym for a nap. you've got to hear it. we'll tell you when we come back. (vo) more "doing chores for mom"
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offers 45 minutes of uninterrupted sleep. the room is set to the ideal sleeping temperature and all get their own bed, blanket, and eye mask. we were talking about this earlier. did you wash that, is all this sanitized, and are you a teeth grinder next to me. >> you leave the gym and throw water on yourself to everyone thinks you worked out. ahead donald trump will be the first president since ronald reagan to speak at the annual national rifle association conference. details of that next. money on c. i hear they have a really great mobile app. the interface is remarkably intuitive. that's so important. ♪
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in today's quick hits, the nra will hold its annual conference in atlanta, the group's 146th year of doing so. donald trump will be the first president since ronald reagan to deliver remarks. if you've ever needed to step away from your facebook or instagram feed, you're not alone. according to a new study, 60% of teens have taken a voluntary break from social media. nerd prom is here. the white house correspondents dinner kicking off with comedian hasan minaj hosting pour the night. one person not attending, president trump who declined to attend and will instead be at a rally in pennsylvania. >> there were somes that say it was the jokes of the 2011 correspondents dinner that may have set trump on the path to the presidency.
>> all kidding aside obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. for example, seriously, recently in an episode of "celebrity apprentice" at the steakhouse the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from omaha steaks. and there was a lot of blame to go around but you, mr. trump, recognized that the real problem was lack of leadership, and so ultimately you didn't blame little john or meatloaf, you fired gary busey. and these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. >> and here we are today. still to come on "early today," equality for women's salaries. a swethe sweetest museum opp just in time for summer.
welcome back to "early today." here is your weekend forecast. pretty nice conditions for many areas of the west, especially considering colorado. denver 39 and snow come saturday morning. salt lake city still cool, at least some sunshine. nice san francisco, sacramento looks good, too. we'll see clouds locked in, that's why it will be pretty cool in seattle on saturday and sunday. san francisco, 71, a beautiful day on sunday. one of the nicest forecasts we'll have in the whole country. >> thank you, bill. have a good weekend. there was chaos in the capital of macedonia as protesters stormed the parliament building, attacked the social democratic leader's leader. macedonia has been in political turmoil since a wiretapping
scandal brought down the nationalist government in 201515. authorities say 77 people including 22 police officers were injured in the violence. a new court decision making waves. a federal appeals court ruled employers can pay women less than men for the same work. that's if it's based on differences in the worker's previous salaries. the decision overturned a lower court ruling that this practice discriminates against women because their earlier salaries are more likely to be lower than men's. according to government data in 2015, full-time female workers earn about 81 cents for every zlar men earned. republican congressman and chairman of oversight committee jason chaffetz revealed the screwry reason he has to take a leave of absence. it really is juriry. he took to instagram to reveal this image of his right foot which for the last 12 years has been held together with 14 screws and a metal plate. he revealed he fell off a ladder and needs surgery to remove all
the hardware, putting him out of commission for the next three to four weeks. there you go, mystery solved. a frozen tweet wonderland has opened just in time for summer. the museum of ice cream, you pay $29 for a ticket and experience these interactive exhibits filled with banana splits, cones, pop sickles, gummy bears. i love those. cones on the wall. also an entire pool filled with 100 million custom-made sprinkles. if you are interested in visiting, they're looking to expand around the united states and the world next year. i would say they have to have an age minimum. if you throw kids in there, scooping handfuls of sprinkles into their mouth. >> i might do it, too. >> make sure people take their shoes off. a very good point. thanks for joining us. i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> i'm frances rivera. have a great weekend and a great
so you can play together. great weekend ahead in terms of weather -- let )s get started - you )re it's finally friday. we have a great weekend ahead in terms of weather. let's get it all started. you're watching today in the bay at 4:30. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. say no more. we have everybody in the right mind set right now. it is friday. we're really looking forward to this weekend's forecast. >> a nigh one, as you said. a lot of sunshine. that's what we need. also warmer temperatures. we're making plans already as you get ready to head out the door, it's fairly cool to start out with temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. a look at the tri-valley camera at pleasanton, 47 degrees. and it's 50 degrees right now in the north bay. as we head out the door, we're expecting those high temperatures to reach in
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