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♪ this morning on "early today," historic landing. the space shuttle "endeavour" touches down in florida for the very last time. call for concern? a scientific panel warns cell phones may be hazardous to your health. and danger in waiting, an arkansas reporter makes news himself when he helps rescue a woman from flood waters. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across
the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with the final touchdown. for the last time, the space shuttle "endeavour" has returned to earth. "endeavour" delivered a six-member crew early this morning beginning a new chapter, retirement. with more, nbc's jay gray is at the kennedy space center in florida. jay, good morning to you. >> and good morning to you, lynn. mission managers say from the start to this morning's finish that the final trip of "endeavour" could not have been much better. everything picture perfect as it landed here at kennedy space center earlier this morning, it was the first shutting and the last to put the finishing touches on the space station.
putting parts and supplies to keep the station goes there. it logged 123 million miles in space, 299 days it spent in orbit. now nasa managers turn their attention to what will be the final launch here scheduled to launch here on july 8th. that is the latest here from kennedy space center back to you. >> jay gray, thanks so much. president obama will sit down with house republican leaders to try to work out a deal before an august 2nd deadline. this after a largely theatrical vote to increase the debt limit without cutting spending. failed as planned by house republicans on the floor last night. nbc's tracy spots joins us from washington with more on this. >> reporter: good morning,
everyone. democrating said this vote was a joke. that vote would have given the united states the capacity to borrow almost another $2.5 million to meet its debt. as expected, it failed 97-318, most of those voting against it. in fact, every republican in the house voted against it along that will be a big part of the meeting today. he wants to sit down with them the white house says to listen and get new ideas. the big negotiation between the two sides to cut more money out of the federal budget reducing spending. their big sticking point is medicare. the white house says they are optimistic that they will cut a deal. the obama administration says they need to extend the debt
ceiling before defaulting on the budget. tracie potts for us in washington, thanks so much. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. the rescue of a stranded motorist in arkansas was caught from a unique angle by one tv crew. a reporter recovering flooding swung into action when the driver became stuck in high water. when a rope tied to his waist, he walked to the submerged car. he then attached the woman and she was pulled to safety. neither suffered injuries. both new york's bravest and finest joined u.s. service men for a morning ritual in the city's wall street area. the group took part in the eighth annual ground zero run, all to honor the american victims killed on september 11th. also in new york, sarah palin's non-presidential bus tour rolled into times square for a pizza
summit with donald trump. the high profile republicans caused quite a media frenzy while sitting down in times square. any new yorker would have definitely given plenty of other suggestions for pizza. i can guarantee that. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. this caused quite a stir here at the show. all of us have our favorites we are going to start a blog i think. the place that we went to is only a block from where we are. we will travel. i'm sure we are going to double the prices there, too. >> because everyone in the east is complaining about the heat and how cool and unseasonable it is. it has been damp and wet from many areas in the west.
temperatures yesterday he high of only 56. only 60 in san francisco. now as far as temperaturewise out there. this morning it is cool. you need your jacket. 46 to start your day. 51 in seattle. light rain nothing too heavy. we could get caught in showers here. central california north wards up the coast. the jet stream doing the huge dip down. cool air to drop down to the south. we have one storm now and another one coming for the upcoming weekend. you can see the scattered showers and storms here.
exception, the hot spot out there. tucson 101. as i said, another storm maybe more potent than the last one for the weekend. also coming up home prices tumble. consumer confidence waynes and the price of cussing down under. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. and a new and different role while he takes a break from "30 rock wrt wrt. >> and game one of the nba finals. you are watching "early today."
here are some of your top headlines this morning. an attempt by new york congressman anthony weiner to the photo that appeared on his twitter account. he first claimed he was hacked and then pranked. but at a news conference, he was uncharacteristically evasive when asked if he sent the photo and if he planned to report the incident to authorities. two iraqis living in kentucky have been arrested and charged with participating in an alleged plot to send missiles to al qaeda in iraq for use against americans. authorities say the investigation prevented the weapons and money from making it to iraq. the men boasted of using improvised explosives against american troops before moving to the u.s. in virginia, a bus driver has been charged with reckless driving after his bus overturned killing four. police say fatigue was a factor. the company, sky express, called it the first serious accident its had.
the company had 46 violations for driver fatigue since 2009. and marilyn monroe's iconic dress from the subway scene in the film "seven year itch" is going up for auction. not cheap. the price tag is $2 million. the price tag is one item from debbie reynolds' collection being sold on june 18th. >> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. republicaned respected international panel on cell phones have been announced that cell phones may cause cancer. still it is being recommended that you try and use your phone hands free and keep it in your purse or briefcase instead of in
your pockets. many experts are questioning the finding. still, it is being recommended that you try and use your phone's hands free device and keep it in yours purse or briefcase instead of in your pocket. for more information on this and other stories, check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,569 after climbing 128 points yesterday. the s&p gained 14 points. the nasdaq rose 38. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei added 25 points but in hong kong, the hang seng lost 57. wall street investors hope the market's more optimistic may ending will carry over into june. signs of a possibly deal to keep greece from going into default, stocks close out on a high note. however, the latest round of data here at home hasn't instill much confidence in the housing economy. the scene can't seem to break out of its slump with housing prices moving to the lowest level since 2006. add unsteady job markets to a week housing market, it's no
surprise consumer confidence fell to a six-month low last month. oil prizes rose to settle above $102 a barrel. apple added 3% on news ceo steve jobs will introduce new software next week, including a much anticipated icloud computing service. it will provide remote access to your itunes account thanks to agreements apple has made with a number of record companies. meanwhile, u.s. listed shares of nokia tumbled to a 13-year low after the company did away with its full year forecast for hand sets and services. parents flying american air lines will now have to check their stroller at the ticket counter instead of the gate if that stroller doesn't fold or if it weighs more than 20 pounds. finally, if you're travel to go australia anytime soon, you better watch your mouth. police in victoria could be able
to charge you with a $250 fine for swearing in public. cliff lee is not perfect, atlanta loses its ice and back and forth between the ray and the rangers. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather, we're hot on the east coast, nearly perfect in the middle and cold and dreary on the west coast. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, the nba finals have begun and the all-important first victory went to the miami heat. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. after a sluggish start that looked more like a preseason game than the nba finals, the miami heat showed the world why they have too many weapons for the mavericks to handle. mavericks will only go as far as dirk nowitzki will take them. 27 points and that wasn't enough. lebron james, tough fade away at the buzzer. it's only worth three, but the degree of difficulty is about an 11. dwyane wade played like an nba last night. the three gave miami their largest lead of the game. he finished with 22-10. next possession, lebron drove to the hoop. get out of the way when he's
rolling like that. miami won down the stretch, 92-84. the thrashers were sold to a group that will move them to winnipeg. speaking of hockey, bruins and canucks tonight at 8:00 eastern on abc. a recipe for success, danny espinosa was cooking with fire, hit a pair of homers. phils won it, 10-2. finally, the most important piece of equipment for any baseball player has to be his glove. wilson reached out and made a bare handed grab. no glove, but plenty of love for that stuff. the cowboys could use a receiver with hands like that. to the eighth, no one was going to catch this. eva langoria left the yard in a hurry. tampa has the lead.
they went on to we win it, 5-4. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. the consequences of snooki's bang up in italy. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, the world has poured out its sympathy and offered its assistance to tornado ravaged joplin, missouri. but one source of help has some residents thinking they were hallucinating. you're watching "early today."
welcome back. lots of clouds and temperatures. even in los angeles. 69 today, even as we go to tomorrow, not much improvement. little more sunshine, but in the northwest a period of damp conditions here into the weekend. if you are watching us on nbc san diego, california, learn about the history of plastic board tile and card games from around the world. that counter culture, and that is your museum event of the day. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. after a record breaking weekend, it is no surprise a third hangover film has been given the green light. >> the wrap reports screen
writer craig mazen has signed on to do a third. however, deadline.com reports none of the franchise's main stars are on board yet and neither is director todd phillips. the fallout from snooki's italian driving mishap, her driving privileges in italy have been revoked and tuesday she was spotted wearing a neck brace. the two policemen she hit has 90 days to decide whether to file charges. angelina jolie is rubbing it in, saying pitt is a real man in all things. alec baldwin, taking time off from 30 rock, baldwin is shooting rock of ages, a movie about an aging rocker. don't you love it that russell brand does not need to do any
wardrobe change to look like a rocker? >> and you think he's in character. >> and this comes to us from joplin, missouri the recent devastating tornado didn't stop the circus's biggest performer from putting on a show of strength. last week's tornado caused the picadelli circus to capsel performances, but the elephant removed debris and cleared cars from the area. the unique cleanup effort had one young joplin girl saying, i haven't smiled like this in a long time. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
one artist's work popped with audiences during a demonstration in china. this bubble artist is able to blow clusters of bubbles filled with smoke, control where they float and can even make them erupt like volcanos. he's won 17 world records for his skills and recreated the stunt by putting up to 150 people inside one single bubble. although the cheese rolling festival was cancelled in england, students are calling them selves the cheese chaisers. they land full throttle to catch the home made cheese replica. unlike the orange cheese roll
where sprained ankles and broken bones are common, no one was hurt in this. a bmx rider landed a world record. he pulled off a first ever triple flip. the 24-year-old completed three full backwards rotations on his bike after riding down a 65 foot ramp. the guinness world record representatives witnessed and approved the record. i think it should get a record for one of the stupidest things you can ever do. >> do you know how much our quality of life has improved with these helmet cams? >> it's given us so much material. >> what would we do without it. we should put one on you. >> well, it is time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. >> the six-month atlantic
hurricane season has officially begun in what is expected to be a busy season. the national hurricane center is predicting as many as 18 named tropical storms with up to six major hurricanes. transportation secretary ray la hood will announce penalties to stop people from shining lasers into cockpits. violators can now be fined up to $11,000. there were over 2,800 incidents reported last year, twice as many as the year before. and today, tv legend andy griffith turns 85. all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with nbc "nightly news." and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. the very latest on the casey anthony murder trial as her mother breaks down on the witness stand. and paris hilton is live on the plaza to talk about her new reality show on oxygen, "the world according to paris." now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry.