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this morning new concerns from the secretary of state that iran's nuclear ambitions go unchecked, the u.s. could be facing a north korea-like imminent threat. >> fox news speaks out after the king of cable news parts ways with the network. bill o'reilly says the claims against him are unfounded. >> 24 million people are in the path of dangerous veer weather today that could produce dangerous tornadoes. >> the last baby killer whale born in captivity. >> if only sean spicer could crash every press briefing. >> glad to have you. i'm yasmin. >> i'm gigi. >> the u.s. will be conducting a comprehensive reyou'll of its
if iran is left unchecked the united states could be facing an i am fent threat similar to the one presented by north korea. now nbc's ali joining us by phone. ali, talk to me about this announcement and how iran is reacting to all of this. >> reporter: good morning. well, first iran made no public comment on this latest development. they were made very late last night tehran time so they have yet to react. the president is out making a speech right now. he hasn't touched on the subject, but i can tell you when america talks tough to iran it doesn't usually go down very well here. secretary tillerson certainly had some strong words. also any talk of sanctions or renegotiating the jcpoa also known as the iran nuclear deal so close to elections in this country on may 19th, is going to deeply disturb the regime and feed into the hard line narrative that the nuclear deal with america was a bad one. iran should never have engaged with america because it was
be trusted. it's also very doubtful iran is going to embark on any type of renegotiation. they feel like they settled the terms of this deal and there is nothing else to negotiate. so, if america was trying to renegotiate the deal, set new sanctions on it in all probability iran would pull out of the nuclear deal in some way or another. now, none of this is going to bode well for the president. settling everything on the nuclear deal, if he's in trouble the nuclear deal is in trouble. he's in trouble, too. back to you guys. >> we'll have to see how all this unfolds of course. ali arouzi for us. thank you. >> after two decades the highest rated cable news program, bill o'reilly is waking up this morning without a job. the headlines say it all. fox news dropped long-time host bill o'reilly, cutting ties with the fire brand commentator in the wake of sexual harassment accusations and reports of multi-million dollar pay outs.
house spokesperson dana parino commented on the bomb shell news during o'reilly's coveted primetime slot. >> it is the end of an era here at the fox news channel. as we mentioned earlier, bill o'reilly is leaving this chair and this network after more than 20 years. bill has been the undisputed king of cable news and for good reason. he is an incredibly talented broadcaster who raised the bar for interviewers everywhere. >> in a statement lisa bloom, an attorney representing three of the women accusing o'reilly of sexual harassment said in part, quote, i am very proud to have stood with my brave clients who stood up for themselves and all the silenced women. fox news should have fired him in 2004 when the first complaint was made, but at least now they did. they did it because we persisted. >> and now 2006 years after anita hill ignited a national conversation on workplace sexual harassment, she's speaking out telling usa today, quote, the idea these kinds of behaviors can stay hidden because there
i think the key is to keep pushing when you deal with someone like roger ailes and bill o'reilly. the key is for people to keep coming forward. both men have denied allegations of sexual harassment. it is a dramatic fall from grace for o'reilly of course and it comes less than three weeks since "the new york times" blew open sexual harassment claims that was too much for the news giant. >> you are about to enter the no-spin zone. >> reporter: the no-spine zone is no more. bill o'reilly the controversial face of fox news for 21 years was fired by the network he helped put on the map. following in the footsteps of his former boss and mentor, roger ailes, who was also pushed out after an investigation of sexual harassment claims. o'reilly was at the vatican for what he says was a long-planned holiday with his family. but even a handshake with pope francis didn't save him.
following statement. after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and bill o'reilly have agreed that bill o'reilly will not be returning to the fox news channel. gabriel sherman has reported about fox news for the past several years. >> without question, this is a new era. bill o'reilly was the fixture of the network, the public face of the network. >> reporter: the path to o'reilly's ouster began two weeks ago with a "the new york times" investigation revealing that five women including guests and employees of his show, had been paid $13 million in settlements involving sexual harassment claims against him over the years. fox hired an outside law firm to investigate. reaction was swift. over 50 of the network's advertisers fled the show. the fox news headquarters were picketed and leave lets like these were handed out. but the decision was complicated. >> thanks fat
>> the audience is incredibly loyal during the sexual harassment scandal. his ratings in fact have gone up. >> reporter: fox was stunned to hear of o'reilly's firing especially as the network's bosses seem to praise him as they pushed him out the door. by ratings standards, bill o'reilly is one of the most accomplished tv personalities in the history of cable news. in fact, his success by any measure is indisputable. >> there is a generational split at fox news. sources say the younger generations want to move fox news into a more modern era where these kinds of allegation s are not tolerated. >> thank you to cynthia mcfadden for that. mr. o'reilly releasing a statement in part it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. we must live with today. we have new information for you on the attack on syria earlier this month that left up to 87 people dead. an organization for the prohibition
quote, inconvoe vertable test results that show sarin gas, a deadly toxic agent was in fact used in the attack against innocent civilians. the syrian military denied using any chemical weapons while its ally russia blames a strike on the munitions dump. the u.s. sent some 59 tomahawk missiles into syria as a response to that deadly attack. >> and hundreds of thousands of venezuela ans are taking to the streets in what is being called, quote, the mother of all marches. they are protesting against the president as the country is in the middle of a severe economic crisis. the nation allege guard has used tear gas against demonstrators. at least two people died wednesday bringing the death toll to seven since the protests began three weeks ago. amidst that turmoil reuters reporting general motors says it is ceasing operations in that country r
illegally seized plants cause being the company irreparable damage. >> the families of two men at the center of separate murder cases against former nfl star aaron hernandez say they are moving forward with wrongful death suits. hernandez was found dead in his cell early wednesday as an apparent suicide. he was serving a life sentence for the murder of oden lloyd. a lawyer for lloyd's mother says hernandez was convicted so all that is left is for a judge and jury to decide on damages. he was still appealing that conviction. just days ago he was acquitted in a double murder case. an attorney for one of the victims' families says they will also seek damages despite the acquittal while expressing sympathy to hernandez's loved ones. a they take no joy in what's happened to him and to more particularly to their families -- his family. >> hernandez was 27 years old. >> a stocking scare for first daughter law
they are investigating a man who showed up at her workplace three separate days earlier this month with a sign proposing marriage. they detained the man and turned him over to police who then referred him to a hospital for evaluation. >> reclusive fitness guru richard simmons is breaking his silence after dropping out of public light. he was hospitalized for severe i understand jegs earlier this week. on facebook simmons thanked his fans for their concern saying in part aren't you sick of reading and hearing about me? by now you know that i'm not missing, just a little under the weather. i'm sure i'll be feeling good and back home in a few days. >> tennis star serena williams revealed she is pregnant with her first baby with a caption, 20 weeks. the rep confirmed she due in the fall. she was expecting when she actually won her 23rd grand slam title in january. who would have known? the 35-year-old is engaged to the co-founder of reddit. >> she
unbelievable. >> we do sl some wicked weather ahead. overnight noo ohio, torrential rains. severe weather pouring over roads and sweeping through the region. today there are more than 24 million people at risk. >> nbc meteorologist bill karins has the details. good morning, bill. >> those storms yesterday were nasty in areas of kansas, iowa, even into areas of illinois. now we are watching the storms moving through portions of the great lakes. lake michigan, later today we'll have 24 million people, almost 25 million people at risk in the storms. we have one area in oklahoma where we'll see hail storms today. indianapolis to fort wayne, toledo, detroit, you're in enhanced risk and storms will head to erie, buffalo and pittsburgh as we go through the evening. that is the big look at the weather story ahead. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. you'll see how warm it's going to get. that's the fuel for the storm. 83 in columbus, storms will roll
also i mentioned the chance of late day storms into this evening and areas near amarillo, also oklahoma city. well, the florida gators mascot put himself in harms way to save a kid from a foul ball. the ball flew into the stands towards -- this is albert. watch closely. oh, he took it right off the noggin. he shielded the young fan for the ball. he tried to save the gator. >> i love it. he's giving him cpr. his mom and dad taught him well. thanks, bill. >> just ahead, today's date may be 4/20. today means marijuana and much more. what time of day are students most alert and ready to learn? i can tell you not now. back in two. the smoother the skin, the more comfortable u
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now on "news 4 today," they say they need billions to keep the metro up and running. a major security change at the white house. what went into effect a few hours ago. giving new meaning to the terms joint session. a handout being given to congress today. "news 4 today" starts now. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilcrist. >> i'm eun yang. we are going to get a look at your weather and traffic in a minute. >> sheena and chuck and melissa all standing by with the latest on that. first, they needed this. >> osi is tight.
>> thank goodness. the caps are now tied in their playoff series 2-2. they beat the toronto maple leafs in toronto. >> peel the jumper. dagger! >> and how about that celebration. look at all those fans. we are excited there. the wizards also won their playoff game last night. they're now headed to atlanta to face the hawks. >> you get a win and you get a win and you get a win. >> are we winning in the weather though? >> i would say yes to that, too. >> i think it's a winner of a day. >> yes, i think so. yesterday cloudy and cool, but today we're going to be back in the 80s believe it or not. if you liked it, we have more coming. we are watching a few showers on the radar. you see this cluster of thunderstorms, they're outside of our area but they're heading in this general direction. some of the computer models actually are picking up on them and trying to move them in early. we'll have quite a dry break. here's future weather. there you see by
entering martinsburg, leesburg, fredericksburg. as far as the temperatures outside, they're pretty mild. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, sheena. yes, we are off to a much milder start today. the real change arrives later this afternoon as the surge of warm air that we pushed away a few days ago comes right back on us. temperatures now are in the mid to upper 50s. so a bit cool outside here early this morning with some clouds around, but, man, is it going to turn into a nice and mild day. after that chance for showers comes to an end by mid to late morning we'll end up with quite a few dry hours through the lunchtime and into the early afternoon. as a result much, much warmer today. how about upper 70s and low 80s. a risk of a shower or thunderstorm coming up again later on this afternoon. more than enough dry hours, melissa, to get outside and soak in some 80 degree weather. >> got to enjoy it while you can. taking a look at the beltway, a
no road work to be speaking of. a lot of road work on the beltway. everything looking quite good here this morning. in bound river road at golds borrow, we still have the milling and paving project. it's switched here. now you get by on the right side of the roadway. you can see the cones and also in bound canal. the long-term project still diverted to foxhole road. take a look at 270 coming up. melissa, thank you. today we should learn more about the massive new overhaul plan metro's general manager is laying out. >> metro is asking for billions of dollars to help with safety and reliability. the breakdown looks like this. metro wants $15.5 billion over the next ten years. $1.5 billion for the next ten years. it wants dedicated funding of $500 million every year from d.c., maryland and
of 3% a year. d.c. council member jack evans has long advocated for dedicated regional funding for metro. >> if this reason doesn't get behind what paul is putting out there, our riders should vote out of office, should vote out of office every politician that doesn't support this. >> one of those politicians who might not support it is maryland governor larry hogan. >> the discussion i had with the secretary of transportation, 40% of the people who ride metro are government workers. you need to step up. they only pay $128 million and 40% of the riders are theirs. >> hogan argues maryland is the largest funder of metro, more so than virginia, d.c. and the federal government, paul's plan calls for a rainy day fund for metro. we'll find out more about that plan at 10:00 at metro headquarters. >> leroy malveaux is headed back to a cour