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the threat is not over yet. a somber tribute today to a local police officer who was ambushed outside work. we'll hear from his family as hundreds of people gathered for their final good-byes. tonight we have reporters working new angles on today's top stories. first to pat lawson muse for breaking news. >> reporter: that's right, jim. the interior minister of france says the frenchman has just been arrested in the quote, advanced stages of a plot to attack the country. officials say there appears to be no link between this plot and the attacks on paris and brussels. the man was arrested in a raid on this northern outskirts of paris today. the interior ministry says this man was involved at a high level in the plot, but they aren't elaborating on just exactly what the plot entailed. we'll be updating this on the nbc washington app, and we'll bring you more as we learn it. back to you. >> thank you, pat. now to the terror attacks in brussels. nbc news has confirmed the brothers who carried out the suicide bombings were
u.s. terror databases. they were also part of a plot involving a nuclear facility in belgium. investigators say they spied on a top researcher in hope to build a dirty bomb, and prosecutors say there is a direct link between what happened in brussels and last year's terror attacks in paris. nbc's steve handelsman is in brussels with the developments. steve? >> reporter: doreen, thanks. here in brussels, when the people hear about the raids in paris tonight, even if there's no connection between those suspects or that suspect and whatever happens here, they're sure to be happy, their hyper focused now, as you can imagine on terror. from ordinary belgians out tonight on the streets of their capital from the halls of government, now coming into urgent plea. for outside help to assist this small nation in dealing with its internal terrorist threat. as the crowd grew at the memorial in central
kevin plun knelt, weeping. for many, the horror is just sinking in. 31 people killed and reason to fear another attack. at least one of the suspected terror team still on the loose. the man in white. turkey put out this photo of eastbou ibrahim bakraoui. bakraoui had ties to terror. back in belgium, ibrahim and brother khalid, who blew himself up at the metro train station worked with najim laachraoi who hit the airport and sources say made the bombs for brussels. and the paris attack last year. should police who found a major paris suspect friday in the brussels neighborhood known for isis sympathy have uncovered tuesday's terror plot? belgians wish police had, and two government ministers today offered to quit over the failure. but this is a small
>> when you have some individuals like that, it's difficult to find them and control them. >> everyone shuts down. when they need some information. >> reporter: some note, american law enforcement missed the 9/11 plot. >> please, let us cry, and when tears -- when the tears will be dry, then at that time we will do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: kevin plun's got his comfort from a woman in a muslim head scarf whom he had never met. tonight, belgian and french officials are calling for quick formation of a multination task force to help assist across europe in pushing back against isis terrorism. a task force that's sure to involve the usa, john kerry, u.s. secretary of state, will be here tomorrow. one sub s
bakraoui brothers could be on the u.s. terror watch list, and that fact apparently not known here in the belgian capital. live from brussels, steve handelsman, news4. >> thank you, steve. now to a developing story we have been following in montgomery county. firefighters there trying to knock down several brush fires. this one flared up at brink road near goshen branch park. pete peringer told us several large tankers helped them get water to the scene, which is kind of remote. channel 4 was also over a brush fire at the black hills regional park in boyds, maryland. it's not clear if there is a threat to houses there, but firefighters are on the scene. this is happening close to little seneca lake, just west of i-270. our area is, in fact,
warning today. indicating an increased risk for wildfires. veronica johnson here now with more on that. veronica, what's that mean? >> reporter: well, it means we're pretty dry across the area. last time we had a quarter inch of rain was nearly two weeks ago. lauren just looking up some information for this month. nearly 2-inch rainfall deficit or you might say moisture, because this time of year we can get snow early part of the month. red flag warning means dry conditions throughout the area. and brush fires can start easily. hagerstown, frederick, toward fredericksburg, leonardtown and toward annapolis jurveths shy of baltimore. the other thing we have those high temperatures, also attributing to the brush fires today. dew point, humidity, it's all low. that's the moisture in the air and then you put on top of that and the fact that it's been really breezy today. our winds still gusting over 30 miles per hour. but we've got some rain on the way, guys. we'll see if it's enough to help things out and even
for today. >> thanks, veronica. right now, family, friends and fellow officers are coming together to remember a prince george's county police officer. jacai colson killed after a gun battle outside his department. county bureau chief tracee wilkins in beltsville tonight, with reaction from his father as others pay tribute. tracee? >> reporter: doreen, there is still so much unsettled in all of this. because officer jacai colson was mistakenly shot by another police officer during that gun battle. today we heard from his father, and he talked about how he feels about this ongoing investigation. >> that's a hero inside there and that's what wear proud of. >> reporter: today colson's family stood boldly and talked about their son's devotion to his work and his tragic loss. >> the support that we've been given, we just can't speak enough about it. >> reporter: colson, an undercover narcotics officer, worked with the prince george's county police department for four years.
mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow officer during an exchange of gunfire. police say a gunman unloaded on the district 3 police station while trying to commit suicide by police officer. what happened there is still under investigation. and three suspects are in custody, facing numerous charges connected to that shooting. today colson's dad had had this to say about his son being shot by another officer who mistook him for the suspect. >> we expressed it to the chief and other members of that narcotics division, they know how we feel, and they expressed that to the other party, other family members. we're talking about two officers, and certainly the tragedy all the way around. >> reporter: since colson's death, the community has responded with flowers, food and thank yous for colson's contributions. >> he wasn't just a co-worker. he was a friend. >> reporter: lieutenant james dyson, colson's former supervisor, says he can't help but celebrate his friend today. >> it's been a sad week for us.
that this week has caused a lot of us to smile when we thought about him. >> reporter: and that has been the feeling here today in beltsville. we have seen a steady line of police officers and citizens coming to pay their respects. this viewing going on until 9:00 p.m. tonight and then officer colson's funeral will happen tomorrow at first baptist church. for more information, go to our nbc 4 app and search officers funeral. live in beltsville, tracee wilkins. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, tracee. somebody shot and killed a man as he walked to catch a bus in the district today. it happened in broad daylight, just after the victim had breakfast with his mother. pat collins is at the scene now along martin luther king avenue in southeast with the woman's heartbreaking story. pat? >> reporter: jim, ellen turner had four sons. she lost three sons to natural causes. today she lost her youngest son to stree
>> i don't know why nobody had to kill him! he doesn't bother nobody! he's a good boy! >> reporter: he was shot and killed in this walkway, in broad daylight, just steps away from his mom's apartment. gabriel carlos turner was 43 years old. his mom says for 15 years, he worked in janitorial services for the fbi. twice a week, he would come here to have breakfast with his mom. he saw her this morning. he was walking to the bus when he was murdered. >> if you could talk to the person who took your son's life, what would you tell them? >> what would i tell them? i would like to take his life too. they took my son's life. i would. i would. the one that killed my son! i would like to take his life too. >> reporter: witnesses say they heard at least six shots fired. two of
the walkway, across martin luther king avenue, and into carol morris' apartment. bullet number one came through the window, went through the picture, went through the mirror, went through the door, glanced off the hot water heater and ended up on the floor. bullet number two came through the frame of the bedroom window, right across the bed, and then into the wall over here. the one that came in through your bedroom came to a place where you're normally sitting. >> yes, on the side of my bed. >> head-high. >> head-high. >> reporter: but for some reason you weren't sitting there at the time. >> at the moment. >> reporter: lucky? >> lucky. >> reporter: scared? >> and scared. >> reporter: now so far, no suspects, no arrests in this case. doreen, back to you. >> awful story. thank you, pat collins. the w h
up the pressure on congress to end a stalemate over that supreme court vacancy. vice president joe biden before students at georgetown university law school. he says the refusal by senate republicans to vote on the supreme court nomination of merrick garland is damaging to the nation. >> we're watching a constitutional crisis in the making, born out of dysfunction in washington. it's got to stop. unless we can find common ground. how can the system designed by our founders function? >> the vice president also says the court has weighty matters to consider and should do it with a full panel. dramatic video today as flames ripped through a townhouse community. tonight, the damage was done in a matter of minutes. as investigators continue to look for what started it.
at risk with the stroke of a keyboa keyboard. the new information about a cyberattack that could have flooded one city and cost the country millions of dollars. . >> reporter: it's a view not many have had of our nation's capitol and soon a tour everyone can take for free. i'm mark segraves. coming up, the new kathleen matthews: if we want to be heard, we need women in congress. it was the women who forced republicans to
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tonight, federal prosecutors say seven iranian hackers are responsible for a series of cyber attacks on american banks, a dam and other targets. nbc's brian mooar reports, it is the first time the government is accused individuals from another country of trying to disrupt the u.s. infrastructure. >> reporter: between 2011 and 2013, shadowy foreign hackers took aim on dozens of new york's biggest banks, and a small dam. today, u.s. officials publicly charged seven iranians and
the iranian government. >> these attacks were relates, they were systematic and they were widespread. >> reporter: 46 major financial institutions were hammered over a matter of months. online services disrupted and customers unable to access accounts in what's known as denial of service attacks. >> these are essentially throwing a tremendous amount of content at a web server in an attempt to get it to crash. >> reporter: this hack on a dam in suburban new york and computer that controls its water levels could have been catastrophic. >> at the time of this alleged intrusion, the dam was undergoing maintenance and i actually had been disconnected from the system. >> reporter: the indictment alleges the hacks began in 2011. coincidentally or not, months after iranian nuclear facility was crippled, long blamed by the united states and israel. the iranians all worked for companies that do business with iran's revolutionary guard. >> and weant them looking over their shoulder, both when they
key board. that's the message of this case. there is no place safe on this increasingly small world. >> reporter: a small world that for better or worse, is more connected than. russia, china and north korea have all been accused of carrying out these kind of cyber attacks, but this case signals a new willingness by the united states to name and shame those responsible. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. air force one is getting ready for president obama's trip home from argentina. he is scheduled to leave around 11:00 tonight. earlier today, mr. obama participated in a ceremony to remember people who died after a military coup 40 years ago. he's now in the patagonia region. the moment people are still talking about came at the state dinner last night. a couple dancing the tango approached the president and the first lady and after some coaxing, they both got up to dance. some of the bravest
this entire country are here in d.c. this afternoon. more than 25 medal of honor recipients arrived at national airport today. tomorrow is national medal of honor day. that group will take part in several events, including a solemn remembrance at the tomb of the unknown soldier. one of today's honorees did not have to travel too far. he lives in reston and says today's welcome was humbling. >> i wish more people could see this. the world is very much in turmoil and unstable. and what's happened just now in belgium this. is what america is all about. and it makes me feel good. >> the medal of honor is america's highest military honor. those adorable little baby bald eagles that hatched over the weekend are just one sign the anacostia river is making a comeback. now you can take a free guided boat tour and learn more about the river's history. mark segraves has details on t
>> reporter: trekking down the anacostia river on this guided boat tour, the big snowstorm wasn't top of mind, as turtles sun bathed along the banks and a bald eagle watched from above. but that snow pile at rfk stadium and the resulting debris left behind threatened anacostia, they had put more work into it than i had asked for ahead of time and it was phenomenal work, frankly. >> the cleanup is just about finished at rfk, but four parking lots still have to be repaved, which means parking changes for saturday's d.c. united game. back on the river tour, the stadium is just one of the landmarks you'll see. you'll get up close with osprey who live under the bridges, and speaking of bridges, don't forget to duck as you pass under the train tracks. the tours begin next month, and are free. >> we have paddle nights so people can come in the summer and
canoes down here. we're seeing a lot more people on the river in recent years. >> reporter: by the time you return to dock from your tour, you'll have gotten a history lesson that includes the british invasion of washington, d.c., you'll know more about the resurgence of the wildlife, including our bald eagles, and you'll have gotten a view of washington you probably have never had before. but with the people who are giving these tours hope you come back with is a new appreciation for the anacostia river, and a desire to make a difference. if you want to know how to take the tours or how to get involved, go to the nbc washington app and search river tour. along the anacostia, mark segraves, news4. controversy over a muslim woman's head scarf. why she was told to attack it off or leave a public library. >> reporter: metro's own watchdog being called in because of concerns about what employees are telling to top management. i'm adam
. wow. that's about all you can say about the weather out there today. >> quite enough. quite appropriate. >> sunshine and cherry blossoms and it was wonderful. how long can it last? >> it was just crazy good today. well, it's going to be a while before temperatures get back into the 70s. but, you know, our evening, not too bad. we've got a couple hours here where we're hanging on to the warmth with temperatures in the upper 60s, at least for your evening hours. 9:00, we drop to 68. and it is a little breezy out there right now, too. so an hour away from sunset. we're getting some rain chances, the first on your friday. there it is tomorrow and it's going to be breezy too. so that could take some of the petals off the blossoms around the tidal basin. monday, and midweek, anot
so we've got that to deal with. not a lot of rain at all. radar currently across the immediate area. there is your showers coming into areas of west virginia, all down through areas of the gulf coast states, all part of the same system that brought snow out west. and boy, it was heavy. blizzard conditions there. for us, just some rain showers. those rain showers moving in after midnight, just now getting into west virginia. it's going to take some time. light for tomorrow morning. won't have to worry about any heavy rain. look at the temperatures. 60s, not too bad. pretty mild. 63 at 5:00 a.m. when the wet weather starts to move through. on top that, again, still breezy across the area. but in terms of umbrella size for tomorrow morning, rain jacket, yes. or some small purse-size or pocket umbrella with least showers coming through. now, for the kids, when they get on the bus, wet weather. when they get off the bus tomorrow afternoon, 70 degrees the temperature. it is still
not quite 75 degrees, like today. but at least up to around 70. we can track showers coming in on future weather. 8:00 a.m., warrenton, frederick. even d.c. wet weather at the top of the morning rush, and wet weather also at the bottom of the morning rush. there's 10:00 a.m., right around the beltway. waldorf, fredericksburg, learnedtown. we stay breezy. a bit of wind, 55, 60. we start to see temperatures drop off so saturday morning we'll be in the 40s. but not a bad day at all on saturday. we rebound to 60 degrees with sunshine across the area. so quick look at that four-day forecast. easter now 68. we'll have an hourly look at easter in just a couple minutes. >> thanks, veronica. a man arrested on charges that he hit an officer with his car, and then stole another officer's cruiser. we'll tell you about what was a wild ride.
high speed chase, an officer hit and two crashes. >> a case in a virginia courtroom today. our scott macfarlane has reaction to the recent late-night drama that started on the george washington parkway and made its way through the district. >> wilson overton said almost nothing during his hearing at federal court in alexandria today. the judge ordered overton to remain behind bars. overton's formally charged with assaulting a police officer, a u.s. park police officer, triggering a high-speed chase on the george washington parkway not far from the police station there. officers said overton was speeding in his car. they pulled him over on the parkway, they say, but say he refused to get out and instead took off. and struan
away on foot, they say. >> the park police set up a perimeter, and searched for the suspect. but it was fruitless. and when they returned to their vehicles, they realized one of the cruisers was gone. >> reporter: he stole one of the police cruisers. >> correct. >> reporter: they say he crashed that police car too here on the 11th street bridge. police in court records indicate after that crash, the car was damaged because they say he couldn't just open the door and run away. instead he climbed out the driver's side window before running off again and escaping again. >> reporter: police say overton would a day later turn himself into the park police station. his uncle said he made a bad decision because he was scared. >> he's never been a bad kid. he was just leaving work, he was scared when the police pulled him over. he told me he was scared. when they went to reach in for his stuff, you know, he thought about his kids and he just took off. >> reporter: patrolling for speeding drivers on the george washington parkway, park police said is not easy. >> i think challenging is the correct word to usehe
this is not just on the george washington memorial parkway, but also on the baltimore washington parkway where we patrol where the road is dark and the shoulder is narrow. and we have to do our job. >> reporter: the federal judges ordered overton to be held until the next hearing in the case, which isn't expected until later this spring. in alexandria, scott macfarlane, news4. a devastating fire in a townhouse community in prince george's county. fast-moving flames ripped through four houses on chatswood drive in brandywine. william davis, his wife and his parents were among the 25 people forced from their beds. the fire broke out about 4:00 this morning. davis' family just recently had moved into the home. >> we have only been here two -- not quite three months. but god is good. we'll be fine. >> we are just thankful that god got us out of this and he's going to get us
more. >> reporter: four homes destroyed in the fire. two others damaged. investigators are trying to figure out what caused that fire. two people recovering after a bizarre situation that started with police trying to serve a warrant. officers went to springfield to find rashad james. while they waited, they heard gunshots and saw two vehicles driving off. one of the vehicles actually hit a cruiser. police say two people from the vehicles had been shot earlier when a gun went off unintentionally. they're still looking for the man who was the reason for the warrant they went to serve. the inspector general at metro is now being asked to investigate whether critical repairs are actually being made on the system. it's a question raised in the wake of the unprecedented safety shutdown of the rail system last week. transportation reporter adam tuss joins us now with a look at what happens next. adam? >> reporter: that's right, jim. serious
board meeting today that the truth may be being stretched when it comes to which repairs have been made and which repairs haven't. now metro's own watchdog might get involved. >> general manager and the board are going to do a thorough inspection of the system. we are going to do all the maintenance that has not been done. >> reporter: maintenance that hasn't been done. that's the overarching concern right now at metro. 14 months after cables burned up during the la fant plaza incident that set off a barrage of safety warnings. the exact same scenario happened last week at mcpherson square. cables burned up. cables that were supposed to get better safety protection. so why weren't they better protected? >> i can't give an answer to that. we're given a work program, reports on a regular basis that things had been taken care of, things have been complete. maybe we need a second set of eyes as to what's going on. >> reporter: metro's inspector ge
whether or not front line employees are being truthful about repairs. paul weedfeld says if anyone is stretching the truth about maintenance, that won't fly with him. >> that is not acceptable and if i find that, that will not be tolerated. >> the gm said whatever we have been doing in the past has not been working. >> reporter: metro says it's also launching new teams to inspect power cables up and down the system. reporting live at metro red quarters, adam tuss, news4. this is chris gordon at the shaw public library in northwest washington. ahead, the controversy that has developed after a library police officer asked a muslim woman to remove her head scarf, or leave. also tonight, a small tribute to the most cherished woman in my life. and i'm tracking some rain getting closer and closer to our area. how it will impact your
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back in 1959 when i graduated high school, i did everything i could not to go to college. my father was a plumber. so were his five brothers. so was my grandfather. it's what i wanted to be. then came the counsel of my lifelong northstar, my aunt vivy. i can hear her now. little jimmy, you can always go back to plumbing. why not just give yourself some options, baby? more than my mother, my grandmother, even my great grandmother, aunt vivy for all of my life has been my rock. and my biggest booster. as far as i know, she was the only adult who knew that when i was a kid i would stand at the edge of theil
roll by. she didn't go nuts when she learned about that. what she told me was, little jimmy, stand back a bit more. aunt vivy was so cool. listen to this. from a story with her, we shot about 15 years ago. >> when i was 16, i made one of the most embarrassing and expensive mistakes of my young life this dear lady was part of it. she was the only one on the day i got my driver's license who would lend me her car and on the day she lent me her car, i wrecked her car. this time i was sure i was going to die, because of the way it happened. >> well, i didn't tell her right away how i wrecked her car. but you do you remember how i wrecked your car? >> yes, i remember how you wrecked my car. i do. somebody told me that you were playing chicken. >> uh-huh. >> and you hit a fire plug on holland avenue. >> uh-huh. but i wasn't chicken. >> aunt vivy didn't kill me. what she did was make me pay for the
and i never played chicken again. not in her car. i have loved my aunt vivy my entire life. but not nearly as much as she loved me. all her life. until last year, when she died at the age of 102. what a woman. >> what a woman indeed. in her mid 40s, my aunt vivy decided to go to college herself. she set up a hair dressing shop in the back room of her house to play for it. i still remember all that burning hair. she got her degree and then taught elementary school for more than 20 years. her kids loved her. but as i said, not nearly as much as i did. >> and she was important in your life for your -- >> my entire life. absolutely so. and here now. >> quite a woman. >> yes, she was. still ahead, a local woman harassed
tonight's the d.c. public library is apologizing after a police officer told a muslim woman to remove her head scarf or leave the building. witnesses say the officer was harassing the woman. news4's chris gordon has our story. >> reporter: for muslim women, the hijab is a matter of modesty. >> it's a tremendously offensive thing to ask a muslim woman to remove her head scarf. it really is part of her religious being. >> reporter: jessica raven says she saw a library police officer tell a muslim woman here in the shaw public library yesterday to take off her head scarf. >> i heard her say, it's not bothering anyone. he responded
bothering him. and then he asked her repeatedly to remove her hijab. he then took out his handcuffs and told her that if she weren't going to remove it, then she had had to leave. >> reporter: other people in the library say they saw it too. what was your reaction? >> i'm like, what is this? this goes against everything this country stands for. >> reporter: the d.c. public library is investigating the incident. >> the library is a place of inclusion, and certainly what happened yesterday is an isolated incident that we regret strongly. >> reporter: care, the council on american islamic relations, thanks d.c. public libraries for taking swift and appropriate action. care's office manager says she has been asked to remove her scarf at airport security. >> it does make you feel bad. you kind of feel like, you know, you're doing something wrong when in actuality you're not doing anything wrong at all. >> reporter: we're told the library police officer involved in this incident is not on
during this investigation. which could result in a number of actions, including termination of his employment. at shaw library, in northwest washington, chris gordon, news4. first week of spring is bringing some wild weather to some parts of this country. the denver airport is back open now. they closed it yesterday. but travelers are facing long delays, because of the aftermath of a blizzard out there. it comes during an already busy spring break travel week. that same storm brought trouble to seven other states, including wisconsin, which declared a state of emergency after they got a foot of snow up there. here in the d.c. region, we're enjoying warmer than usual temperatures. a perfect day to go out and see the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin. the trees are just starting to reach their peak bloom. we found a whole lot of people out today enjoying the sunshine and blue skies while checking out our famous trees. we wanted to know, are you going to
person? take a look. more than half of you or half of you say no. can't stand the chaos and the crowds. but 34% -- >> you know, we have so many beautiful pictures of the cherry blossoms on our website so you don't have to fight the traffic. >> exactly. >> enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. >> download the nbc washington app and follow it to detect some rain moving into the area. and with that rain, a little bit of wind too, that may take down some of the petals. you saw earlier that system from the west surround colorado that delivered all the snow. we are tracking that same system. for us, just some rain showers just now coming into areas of west virginia. but look at this. as i track it out six hours away, not until after midnight. i think we see the first drops of rain here. but look at how mild it is still out this right now. mid to upper 70s throughout the
leesburg, even manassas, still at 77 degrees right now. showers for tomorrow morning. we dip down into the 50s to 60. so still mild for this time of year, considering that's above the average high temperature this time of year. i think we'll top out upper 60s to around 70. breezy once the showers move out which now looks as though it's around 9:00, 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. a lot of you asking about this weekend. what can i expect on saturday and sunday? here it is. a little cooler. lots of sunshine for saturday. as we get up to 60 degrees. then those warmer temperatures are back on sunday, upper 60s with maybe a little bit of a breeze coming through the area. and then it's more wind and more rain for monday, first part of next week. but as far as your easter planner, as we get into the upper 60s, the cool start for sunrise services. 45 degrees, your temperature for early morning. so keep that in mind. but again, dry conditions until monday. there it is. 66. 70% chance of rain, what l
monday. not just during the morning. dry period there for the mid part of the week. and then mid 60s with rain back on thursday. >> thanks, veronica. we have sports coming up. terps, sweet 16. it's going to be a tough one. >> tonight. >> tonight. and then there's rg3 in the doghouse all of that time here. now he's going to the dog pound. how about that?
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iii, two first-rounders and great things were expected. let's face it, he delivered in 2012. we're not going to forget. but injury led to inconsistency and indecision by the team and last season, inactive to this month, unemployed. until today when the cleveland courtship ended with a commitment. robert griffin iii will be doing shoulder bumps with browns' head coach hue jackson after agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $22 million. jackson was impressed with griffin's eagerness to get better and an admission that things could have been better in washington. now he has a chance to be the face of the browns, a team that is -- ready for this, gone through 24 starting quarterbacks in 17 seasons. now, griffin, excited about the opportunity today while talking to reporters said, quote, i'm ready to work, i've never been afraid of that. i look forward to being to do that on april 4th. browns season starts in two weeks. we will see him when the browns visit fedexfield, date still
be quick, but don't hurry. basketball wisdom from john warden. with his team set to face kansas, maryland men's basketball coach mantra seems to be play hard but relax. he wants his players to enjoy the moment. speaking of which, carol maloney, someone who always enjoys every moment, joins us from louisville, whether with a band or a media scrum, now what do you have, carol? >> reporter: yeah, we are enjoying this. this is the pregame pep rally, the maryland meetup in downtown louisville. everyone getting their game faces on. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: okay. hold on, hold on. >> let's go, maryland! let's go, maryland! >> reporter: okay. so we have a lot more fans here than we did in spokane. that's a good thing, because the terps are the biggest underdog in the sweet 16, and players say they're taking that personally.
>> we have a chance to go to houston. we know we -- we treat ourselves like a number one team. we think we're the number one team in the country. that's how we're going to play. >> our teams are playing their best basketball right now. they are and we are. and it's two high-level teams. >> it's a really good match-up. i think if we play hard and we compete and we do what we're supposed to do, our talent will take over and we'll be fine. >> reporter: the crowds like this, good things are about to happen. the maryland terpins versus the louisville sluggers ready to take down number one kansas, am i right? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: coach mark's father is here. i wanted to see how you're feeling today, bob. >> nervous, but confident. >> reporter: and coach's mother-in-law. how are you feeling? >> very confident. >> reporter: and the fans right here and cousins that came from a long way. california. some f
>> awesome! >> reporter: all right, you guys! go ahead. go ahead. maryland cheer. >> let's go terpins, let's go maryland! >> i think it's a good thing when the mother-in-law is very confident. that's a good sign. >> that helps. >> thank you. when the mother-in-law is confident, you know all things are good. you notice how a party always follows carol? another reason to party, maryland not the only local team playing good basketball. george washington moving on to their first n.i.t. school in histor history. now they head to the mecca. a big deal still. madison square garden facing san diego state on tuesday. that is -- go see a basketball game there. it is special. >> yeah, it is. because it is, like you said, the mecca. highest place you can get. >> i hope maryland still has a voice left at 11:00. >> that would be
breaking news tonight. were americans the target of a brussels bomber. what nbc news has learned inside the lair where they plotted to kill. sources say the two suicide bomber brothers may have had nuclear ambitions to get their hands on a dirty bomb. the world with their wives explodes as an angry ted cruz tears into donald trump. >> donald, you're a sniffling coward and leave heidi alone. >> the nastiest turn yet. state of emergency as a wild storm spawns everything from a blizzard to tornadoes and violent hail. a massive system tearing across the country. and gary shandling dies suddenly. shocking news tonight, the beloved comedian gone at age 66. hollywood mo
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