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thanks for joining us. and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the united states and the state of israel. >> president trump greets the israeli leadership as he kicks off the second leg of an all important middle east trip. >> i didn't remember selection begins today in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. highways and heavy rain took out power lines that claim the life of a 14-year-old boy. >> a frightening scene caught on camera as a sea lion snatches a small girl into the water. >> is this the next winning ticket for the presidency of the united states? "early today" starts right now. good to be with you on this monday morning.
i'm frances rivera. >> i'm gigi. thanks for joining us. >> we start with breaking news. president trump has arrived in israel after departing saudi arabia just hours earlier. he alongside first lady melania kick off two days of meetings, speeches, public events marking the second leg of their first foreign trip. a welcome ceremony was immediately held with the president with israeli leaders, military personnel and dignitaries in attendance. the president's journey came after he spoke to a gathering of more than 50 muslim leaders in riyadh urging the islamic community to drive out extremists. >> not including in his speech, his control travel ban or any mention of islamic radical trim, a main talking point of his 2016 campaign. instead we saw a more conciliatorycommander in chief as he called for eradication of terror. >> a better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists.
drive them out. drive them out of your places of worship. drive them out of your communities. drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth. we will seek gradual reforms, not sudden intervention. we must seek partners not perfection. above all america seeks peace, not war. >> mr. trump's trip to saudi arabia was full of pomp and circumstance befitting a u.s. president and has come with tangible successes for the administration, particularly a massive 101 billion dollar arms passengers, ships, missile defense radar and cyber security tools. the deal is part of a $350 billion package over the next 10 years. but this morning it's all about
the elusive ultimate deal the president is after, peace between israel and palestine. nbc's jay gray joins us live from jerusalem. jay, good morning. >> yeah, frances, the president on the ground here in jerusalem after a short chopper ride from the airport in tel aviv. he was greeted there by leaders and wasted little time talking about that ultimate deal that you discussed. >> now we must work together to build a future where the nations of the region are at peace, and all of our children can grow and grow up strong and grow up free from terrorism and violence. we have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity, and peace. we love israel.
we respect israel. i send your people the warmest greetings from your friend and ally, all of the people in the united states of america. >> now, the white house has stressed that is not the focus of this trip but surely it will come up in discussions as he meets this morning with president rivlin. he'll visit the old city, church of holy sepulchre as the western wall the first sitting president to do that. he'll have a meeting this evening and joint statement with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the president will wrap up his two-day stay here tomorrow. a visit to the west bank and a discussion with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. that is the latest live here in jerusalem. francis, back to you. >> certainly a lot in the overnight hours as we sleep. jay gray, thank you so much. >> well, joining in on the country's traditions has been a
well honored pastime of presidents abroad, reagan, clinton, bush and obama, each commander in chief joining in on a little cultural fun. it's president trump that may have taken the cake when he jumped in on ceremonial sword dance. have you to check it out as he's surrounded by saudi performers during the ceremonial dance. really not to be missed. secretary of state linking arms and joining in. good stuff. >> to north korea where another missile has been launched just a week after its last test fire. this marks another step forward for the country's missile program. even though this was a medium range ballistic missile with shorter range than other recently fired ones. south korean officials said it flew several hundred miles before falling into the sea of japan. the country's leader kim jong-un oversaw the test and approved it for deployment and mass production. we have new reaction from the trump administration this morning following news this weekend that former fbi director
james comey has agreed to publicly testify before the senate intelligence committee. the news came after "the new york times" reported the president had allegedly referred to comey as, quote, a nut job when meeting with russian officials. here is what national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said about the revelation. >> the firing had been in the news. i didn't know in advance the president was going to raise it but as i mentioned he raised it in the context of explaining he feels as if he's been unable to find areas of cooperation with russia even as he confront them in key areas. as you know it's very difficult to take a few lines or paragraph out of what appears to be notes of that meeting and full context of investigation. >> comey set to testify after memorial day. an exact date has not been set. >> jury selection is starting in pennsylvania for bill cosby's sexual assault trial. the 79-year-old comedian tried
on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his pennsylvania home in 2004. cosby claims the sexual encounter was consensual. in recent years 50 women have accused of various assaults ranging from groping to rape. cosby denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. his trial set to begin june 5th and expected to last two onthree weeks. the 12 jurors and alternates will be sequestered for the trial. >> the driver in the deadly rampage at times square is speaking out. he told "new york post" he was trying to get help before the tragedy. 26-year-old richard rojas reached out to a local veterans center for counseling but had to wait several days to speak with someone. he went for a drive but says he doesn't remember allegedly mowing down 23 people, killing one of them. he told the post, i just want to apologize to all the victims' families. i want to apologize to my mom. rojas facing multiple charges
including second degree murder and 20 counts of attempted murder. a dangerous and deadly weather first in laredo, texas, where winds and rain caused havoc including downed power lines. one 14-year-old electrocuted by power lines before crews could shut it off. >> meteorologist bill karins with a flash flood threat over the next 36 hours. bill, tell us about it. >> good morning. water is going to be dangerous over the gulf coast. a lot of thunderstorms in texas. this is going to spread through the region. this area has been soaked a lot in the spring. not going to take for additional flooding. 15 million people right now are under flash flood threat. the worst is i-10 from mobile, areas in new orleans. we have more people die from flash floods than tornadoes so dangerous scenario. great countries on the west coast. look at the warmth from l.a. to the interior deserts all the way to the pacific northwest. what great a the heat
to summertime temperature gauge. 104 in bakersfield, 104 in phoenix. the greatest show on earth, as you may have heard, is folding up its big top for good. acbats and animals, barnum & bailey wowed one last crowd last night. the show has been around 146 years. lagging ticket sales and changing public taste forced them to shut down. the animals going to sanctuaries or european circuses. too bad they couldn't find a way to continue it without the animals. it's hard. >> it's a tough one, kind of splits you. you have all those memories when you were a kid. bill, thank you very much. just ahead new details on three climbers including the american who lost their lives on mt. everest. it's a video everyone is talking
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just as notre dame has stood for those persecuted by their faith and around the world, just a short while ago in saudi arabia, this president spoke out against religious persecution of all people of all faiths. >> sunday vice president mike pence delivered commencement at university of notre dame. dozens of graduates chose to walk out of the ceremony in protest. they were angry over a range of issue including trump administration stance on lgtb rights and immigration. pence was invited to speak after thousands of students signed a petition asking the university not to invite president trump. >> leading the news, president trump draws a hard line against iran while in saudi arabia the president used the occasion to go after iran urging muslim leaders to further isolate the country just a week after hitting iran with tougher sanctions. >> iran funds, arms and trains
terrorists, militias and other tropical storm herminist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. >> those remarks uttered hours reacted hassan rouhani as leader with overwhelming majority. tragic weekend on mt. everest, three men died including an american, australian and slovakian. officials say an indian man disappeared while descending. the physician died near the summit at 27,600 feet. still no word on the cause of death. his daughter said it was his second attempt at the world's highest peak. >> he told my boyfriend and i being on he have remt. everest closest thing to heaven and i knew he wanted to be there. >> very touching. scary in colombia where a sea
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william's sister-in-law married hedge fund manager over the weekend. children 3-year-old george and charlotte were in attendance for the bride. so cute. >> picture perfect, looked like a royal wedding. thank you. a major shake-up at one of the three big u.s. automakers. cnbc's landon dowdy has that and a look at the markets. good morning, lappedndon. >> ceo firing mark fields, announcement this morning head of the company's autonomous driving unit jim hackett. it comes as ford and bill ford unhappy with the automaker's performance. ford's stock is down 40% since fields took over as ceo in 2014 at the peak of the u.s. auto industry's recovery. green arrows, markets ended in the red last week despite nasdaq hitting a new record high on friday investors are still
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dramatic reductions for those receiving food stamps, children's health insurance program and disability insurance. now, that is according to this. to do that, it assumes gop health care bill will be passed and the economy will grow at a 3% rate which will take some time according to analysts. indycar driver recovering from surgery on his pelvis after a fiery crash at a qualifying race at nyse-of-indy 500. he suffered multiple fractures in his pelvis. he had a fractured right hip. the fastest of the day until he went nose first into the barrier. the doctors say he's miraculously doing well after the crash. >> you never want anything to happen to a vintage corvette, sold for whopping $675,000 at an indianapolis auction saturday. the rare coupe was owned by
vietnam vet until his death in 1993. his son matt took excellent care of the car as well. here is the thing they didn't drive much it only has 8,153 miles on it. in the last three years it's only been driven three miles according to indianapolis car. the young eman agonized over selling the car. he said he could come visit it. they only drove it 15 miles in the last years. >> treated it like a baby. so sweet. the horses weren't the only ones racing at preakness state, some attendees took part in port-o-potty races if that's your thing. running of the urinals, scampered across plastic outhouses. justin trudeau was jogging, inadvertently ran through high school photo. he kind of fits in there. you can't tell which one is the prime minister.
breaking news overnight--- a tense situation in san francisco. a home invasion in the )bayview breaking news overnight. a tense situation in san francisco, and few answers. a home invasion in the bay view district leads to a police shooting and the suspects are still on the loose. we're live on the scene with the latest for you this morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. we're are rr jumping right into it. we have breaking news from cupertino. some sort of police activity there. we'll have an update in a moment. >> we also want to check on the forecast. we know that probably a little slow on monday morning, but we know it's getting hot already. >> it's going to be hot again today and it's all about where you are. we have 50s along the coast and 90s inland. we have this