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on his 99th day president trump warns of a possible major conflict with north korea. could the u.s. receive 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 who broke his leg in an accident and still managed to save his dad. >> meet this year's first rounders from the nfl draft. "early today" starts now. it's almost the weekend. good morning everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> we made it to friday. i'm frances rivera. on this friday it's one day shy of his 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 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. kelly joins us from seoul. tell us more about what u.s. officials are saying about the escalating tensions there. >> reporter: the president is saying absolutely there is a chance of a major conflict but also saying in that interview that he'd love to solve things diplomatically adding that it's, quote, very difficult. he says the administration was looking at new sanctions, economic sanctions on north korea, also leaning hard on china to help solve this. in a separate interview secretary of state rex tillerson saying that they are not looking for regime change in north korea, only full denuclearization. he also said that china has warned north korea of unilateral sanctions if north korea carries -- goes forward with
that sixth nuclear test. no confirmation on that from beijing this morning. but separately, the president also putting pressure on a key u.s. ally in this region, on south korea, saying that south korea should pay for the anti-missile defense system thaad, at a cost of $1 billion. south korea's defense ministry was responding to this today, saying that as far as they are aware their agreement with the u.s. stands, they provide land and infrastructure and the u.s. provides military equipment. but the president also going after a trade deal with south korea, saying that it was very bad deal and that he may end it. frances, yasmin. >> certainly china integral to all of this. thank you. the late night vote in the senate put the government on the brink of shutting down. democrats blocked the short-term resolution that would have funded the government for the next seven days.
the botched vote comes as house republicans make moves that could assure a funding measure passes. after they announced their decision not to take up a vote on their plan to repeal and replace obamacare. congress has until the stroke of midnight to get a budget resolution passed before the federal government shutters its doors. tracie potts joins us. how is it that democrats are blocking a budget and what can you tell us republicans are taking? >> the issue is they don't want to deal with health care this week. now that is off the table nbc is confirmed there will not be a health care vote this week, they can move forward with at least the temporary extension for a week to figure something out and avoid the midnight government shutdown. a vote is set to happen to avoid the shutdown on the temporary extension, sometime late this morning, but no later we're told than mid afternoon. again, with confirmation that there will be no health care vote this week. as all this is happening, the
white house is waiting and they are also responding to the pentagon's inspector general taking a closer look at former fired national security adviser mike flynn and why he did not disclose he was paid $45,000 to visit russia. congress investigators here releasing documents showing that the defense intelligence agency warned flynn that he had to disclose any foreign payments. the white house response is one, that they think that the inspector general's investigation is appropriate, but also that they have no security clearance documents to turn over on flynn. frances, yasmin. >> all eyes on the 100-day mark. arkansas carried out the execution of convicted killer kenneth williams after the supreme court denied a stay. he was sentenced to death for shooting a farmer and former deputy warden in 2000. he is the fourth inmate to be
executed in arkansas over eight days. the state rushed to execute as many as eight convicted killers over 11 days to beat the clock on the april 30 expiration of a key drug used in the procedure. 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 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 at a store when 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. p sealy then fled, barricading in his family 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: sealy came out shooting and was killed. neighbors say sealy and his family kept to themselves. >> they kept to themselves. never saw them outside. >> the family you never saw the family. >> no. >> reporter: outside the flags are at half-staff, black bunting 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. sealy had a history of arrests. >> that was tom costello reporting. nfl fans are pouring 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 quleclevela browns select myles garrett. >> not surprised with garrett going to cleveland. the bears made a splash trading up and selecting mitchell trabiske.
the chiefs gave you will to the bills to select patrick mccombs. the draft tonights tonight with the second and third rounds. >> ahead the story of the 5-year-old with a broken leg who managed to save his father's life after an accident. bill is forecasting some dangerous storms and flooding. >> all in the same location, too. we're seeing active weather with snow in the rockies and rain hitting into the plains. later on today especially overnight hours huge storms will explode from oklahoma into southern ohio valley. 24 million at risk, large hail the problem. then saturday 32 million at risk. dallas from houston to little rock this will be a day with large hail, damaging wind and isolated tornados, then the flooding over the weekend too in the same good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds are around, and i'm tracking showers. storms to the north, but in delaware and south jersey, this
is light rain moving into bridgeton and heading northeast. these showers will be with us to start with along with a warm morning. look at the temperatures, in the 60s now. we warm into the 80s this afternoon. i've got your neighborhood forecast ahead at 4:30. >> thank you. here's a look at what we're working on for "nbc10 news today" -- >> day one of the nfl draft is in the books. we'll break down philadelphia's first pick and where a star from camden landed. and a followup on the scene from the vine street expressway. we'll tell you who is facing charges in connection with this group bike ride on the busy highway. also, we'll tell you about a new service from n.j. transit that could keep commuters from getting in trouble at work. we'll explain why you may get off the hook for being late. weather, traffic, and news before you head out the door this morning. m.i.t.'s tradition, the piano drop. $2? i mean how do you top a delicious, delectable, got-to-have-it-now deal like that?
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apprentice" at the steak house 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 meat loaf, you fired gary bulsy. and these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. >> the people in that room at that night would have known fast forward to today. >> that he was going to be the president of the united states. could you imagine. i don't think they would have predicted it. >> that is how history unfolded. still to come, news for the equality of women worker salaries, plus the sweetest museum opens just in time for summer.
the nfl draft day two. we're breaking down the eagles' first-round pick and showing what's in store for the parkway later today. violent confrontation. the aftermath between a confrontation between police and a state trooper. and marking president trump's 100th day in pennsylvania. we made it to friday. and there's a lot to talk about this morning. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. right at the top is our weather. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the first alert neighborhood forecast, the most accurate forecast in town. bill? we had a beautiful day yesterday. clouds started rolling in late in the day. now we've got showers rolling through the area. they've already moved through pennsylvania.
now it's delaware and south jersey getting light rainfall. it's moving through past dover into bridgeton this morning. camden, gloucester counties, burlington county seeing a few raindrops. not heavy rain but showers to start the day along with lots of clouds for the area. it's another warm start. the cool spot, the suburbs at 55 degrees. it's 66 degrees right now in philadelphia. we've got a southerly wind that will be blowing today. that's a warming direction for us at 7:00. not a strong wind at 8:00. it shifts at 10:00. a southerly wind this afternoon. the warmup, 74 degrees. that's by 10:00. this afternoon, temperatures take off. warming to the 80s. 80 for new jersey. 84 in philadelphia. low 80s for the lehigh valley and delaware. i'll break it down hour by hour to show how quickly the showers move out and temperatures move up in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has your friday morning traffic. thanks. yeah, starting off with a crash. this is springfield. also watching that on fairway
road around t road. 95 looks good. cameras around girard avenue showing that. the 13-minute drive time in total from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. here average speeds are into the 60s. moving toward center city, no problems especially moving toward the vine street expressway. the 42 freeway looks good, as well. five minutes northbound from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. no major problems moving toward philadelphia at least from that part of new jersey. i'll have more updates for the rest of the morning and when i come back in about ten minutes. >> see you then. today more tributes are planned for the delaware state trooper who was shot and killed. we're getting an up-close look at the scene of a barricade where the suspect was holed up. nbc10's katy zachry is live in middletown. what can you tell us? >> reporter: for the better part of the last two days, this town in middletown, delaware, has been the scene