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"jimmy fallon" happening right this morning on "early today," clean sweep. digging in. good news for okay pi wall street protesters readying for a show down with new york city police. biology brawl. amateur video captures a violent fight in a chicago high school class. and downward spiral. temoments as a fighter jet and downward spiral. temoments as a fighter jet crashes at an air show in china. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. welcome to our viewer ace cross the nation. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with holding
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a show down o. protesters are staying right where they are. the demonstrators have been preparing to face possible evex after the owner demanded the site be importaemptied so it co cleaned. okay pi wall street feared it was all a pretext, part of a plan to permanently end their protest. many felt the stage had been set for major confrontation this morning. within the last hour, new york's deputy mayor announced the owners of the park have postponed the cleaning of the park and for the time being have with drawn their request for assistance to empty it.
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and america's unemployment situation is the key issue behind growing national protests. today it will be on president obama's agenda as he hits the road to promote his plan for getting americans back to work. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning. he is hitting the road headed to michigan to take a look at factories where cars are made here in the united states that were designed in south korea. it is the type of arrangement they hope will happen more. it was one of three that was passed by congress. one of the things that president obama discussed yesterday. they also talked a bit about the president's jobs plan, which the senate has rejected. boehner said there are some elements of the plan that they may still consider like infrastructure money, but he has got to do it in a fiscally responsible way. republicans have their own jobs plan that they are introducing which they say will create 5 million more jobs, easying restrictions on business and an
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overhaul of the tax code. >> traci, thanks so much. meanwhile republicans say they should be working on job creation. this criticism comes following house approval last night of a bill that would make it illegal for federal funds to go to health care plans to provide abortion services. the legislation passed mainly along a party line vote and has no chance of being brought before the democrat-led senate. now here is a look at some other stories. a violent attack inside a chicago high school was captured on criminal phone. the video shows one teen struggling to defend herself against two sisters inside a biology class. a teacher tried to intervene but was unable to stop the fight. the 14-year-old victim suffered
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a concussion and other injuries. her 17 and 18-year-old attackers were suspended from school and arrested. a base jumper's problems with his parachute led to a daring rescue in california. the parachute got caught on a tree, leaving the jumper dangling 60 feet above the ground. a rescuer was lowered from the helicopter to free the man who was later arrested for jumping without a permit. finally, the last person in the world you'd expect to see waiting in line for the new iphone would be apple co-founder
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steve wozniak, right? he was outside a california apple store, waiting for everybody else to begin selling the new model. now for a look at our national and regional weather, we check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. i say the rest of us but i don't have an iphone. >> you're not cool? >> i'm really not with the whole technology thing with my circa 2000 blackberry. >> i think i have seen one of those. it was a hot day in the desert southwest. it will not be 98 degrees today in downtown la. yesterday was 99 in phoenix. you notice a pretty big contrast. almost 30 degrees cooler. portland was only 56. that is the weather pattern we are in. we have the plume of clouds coming in. not a lot of wet weather. a big ridge of high pressure
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instead of being off the coast has shifted off the shore. we're not going to get that effect when the sinking air comes off. 99 still in phoenix, you are the warm spot. nice weather all the way up the coast with the weather conditions. looks like that will stick around for most of your weekend. pretty nice and quiet weekend. >> thank you so much. 6 coming up, bank stops wobble, google shines and something you should know before getting rid of your kids' marbles. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead.
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plus, a tinseltown train wreck is asked by a charitable organization to no longer volunteer her services. coming up, the seahawks want lebron james. what is more frightening, a monster or a wolf? you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. nbc news has learned elite iranian military unit behind the alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabia ambassador in u.s. is involved in drug smuggling. the suspect in the case told an undercover informant his iranian handlers could arrange for shipments of opium. a second man has been convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome home invasion. prosecutors in the trial of michael jackson's doctor have called their final witness. a sleep expert who says it was inconceivable for dr. murray to use propofol to treat insomnia. sources tell nbc news the defense will argue jackson had taken an antianxiety medication hours before the death and never told dr. murray. they will argue that medication
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is what killed him. a highway crash in colorado involved a van and cattle trailer that left the van's driver and five school children from a group home dead. seven other children were hospitalized. in california more than 1500 people gathered for a candle light vigil last night to honor those gunned down. seattle's self-proclaimed super hero has, for now, escaped charges. he dressed as his super hero alter ego as he appeared in court in a seattle courtroom thursday to face assault charges for allegedly pepper spraying people on the dance floor. he claims he had been braeaking up a fight. the city attorney says no charges will be filed but an investigation is still ongoing. and a fighter jet did a nose dive before crashing into a field at an air show in central china.
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the pilot ejected safely and no one on the ground was hurt. now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. according to a new study, women who were taking contraceptive pills when they met their significant other were more likely to stay in their relationship than women who weren't on the pill. women who take the pill tend to be more handsome. better lovers but not as reliable when it came to long term relationships. for more information on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil wash with odor block. the confident clean. now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11478 after losing 40 points yesterday. the s&p was down 3 points. the nasdaq added 15. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei fell 75 points while
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in hong kong the hang seng dropped 256. wall street's red hot rally ended thursday as once again banking and overseas issues prompted investors to retreat. banks dragged stocks lower after jpmorgan chase, the first bank to report earnings and widely considered the nation's strongest, reported an investment banking slowdown hurt results. also disappointing investors, china's trade surplus narrowed for a second month. more evidence of slowing. that china data also sent oil tumbling. data here showed unemployment changed little last week. and august trade deficit narrowed slightly indicating some economic improvement. afternoon tech rally kept the nasdaq in the black. yahoo! rose on sales speculation vertex rose 5%. research in motion fell in the wake of blackberry's prolonged worldwide service problems.
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keep an eye on google today. after the bell, shares zoomed on revenue that soared past expectations. elsewhere, raj rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire behind america's biggest ever insider trading case was sentenced to 11 years, the stiffest punishment ever for that crime. is another news corp. scandal brewing? england may investigate murdoch's wall street journal after a u.s. employee claims they buy it through third parties to boost the numbers. finally, even marbles can be hidden treasures. look out for sulfide marbles containing tiny figure reens. this marble recently sold for $4,500. coming up, milwaukee cages the cardinals. another step in sidney crosby's comeback. lebron james in the nfl. is it starting to get serious?
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plus, the detroit tigers get the right bounces to stay alive in the fight for the american league pennant. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. after a rainy week, the weekend looks perfect. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." in sports, just like baseball's regular season, this year's playoffs show every indication they may go down to the wire. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headline. >> good morning. every team has a thing. something they rally around that's uniquely theirs. for the brewers it's beast mode from the movie monday centers inc. they are tallied to tie the alcs. alex sanchez from a monster to a wolf. the randy wolf allowed two early home runs and settled down for what he called the biggest win of his career. struck out six over seven innings. tied 2-2, ryan braun drove in the eventual tying run. now to detroit, verlander of the tigers lived to play another day. the cy young favorite didn't have his best stuff but got out of a number of jams and deuced a double play.
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that was big because the tigers blew it open. cabrera a shot off third and down the line. detroit took the lead thanks to a bit of good luck. nothing lucky about the way delmon young played. he was dialed in. capped off a four-run inning with second homer of the game. tigers beat the rangers 7-5. game six is tomorrow. hockey, penguins got good news. crosby has been cleared for contact. the next step is for him to ditch the practice jersey and play in an actual game. pittsburgh could have used him against. washington. caps remain unbeaten with a 3-2 win. and a pair of touchdowns. trojans are 5-1 with a 30-9 win. finally with no end in sight to the nba lockout, lebron james tweeted this week he would love to give the nfl a try. of course that's not going happen. seahawk coach pete carroll ran with it. he tweeted a picture of a uniform with lebron's name. he asked if you know what the
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rookie minimum is and his response was yeah, more than i'm making right now. you got a point there. have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. what's new and who's favored this weekend at the box office? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. fans of one of america's most watched sports pay tribute to a special winner against breast cancer. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. time to look at your weekend forecast. the heat wave in southern california is coming to an end. i don't think we will see many more 100s except in the desert. beautiful in salt lake city to san francisco. alile cool in the northwest. more of the same is a quiet forecast for the weekend. if you are watching us on kgw in portland, see the quilts crafted by women who traveled the oregon trail. treasures from the trunk. that is your pacific event of the day. now here's an early look at today's headlines in entertainment. how will the new films do this weekend at the box office? it is tough to say since technically two of the three openers aren't new, they're remakes. "footloose" update the stars and music but still basically about
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teens trying to bust loose in a small, represses ive southern town. it will battle for the top spot. another redo opener this weekend is "the thing" which was a horror classic back in 1951 and done again in 1982. it's expected to pull in around $13 million. surprisingly "the big year" an original comedy starring jack black, owen wilson and steve martin as bird watchers isn't expected by most to crack the top five. finally, it's been a while. this one's for you. a los angeles women's center has asked lindsay lohan to stop volunteering there to fulfill her community service. the center says she's missed nine scheduled appearances and leaves early whenever she does show up. lohan claims everyone there hates her. she now is volunteering at the
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red cross. from charlotte, north carolina, where in concord, won one woman was honored for winning a historic battle with a deadly disease. diagnosed before today's modern technology, 102-year-old defeated breast cancer 57 years ago. her story caught the attention of nascar officials who decided to celebrate the avid race car fan's birthday by making her an honorary race director this weekend, giving her a memorable victory lap around the track. a great car, too. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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in london, a royal shin dig proceeds a sendoff. they held a star-studded party at buckingham palace for their friends from australia. superstar guests were elle mcpherson and hugh jackman. it's ahead of the queen's trip down under set to begin next week. a marathon is hard enough. now imagine doing it at 100 years old. no problem, says one runner in canada, who hopes to become the oldest marathoner.
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that's not his only goal. he also hopes to break the guinness world record ahead of the big one on sunday. he started running in his late 80s and attributes his health to daily exercise and a vegetarian diet. so for $35,000 you can buy yourself a car or dessert. a chef at a hotel in england has created the world's most expensive indulgence. besides with high quality chocolate it's made with champagne, caviar, edible leaf and two carat diamond. until a customer buys one, there's a restaurant in new york for the most expensive dessert, $25,000. >> what happened with the two carat diamond? >> hold onto it. >> oh, i thought had you to eat the whole thing. you just have to buy it to break the record. it's time for an early look at stories to follow throughout the day on nbc. in new york, television news anchors and executives will be
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honored during the library of american broadcasting ninth annual giants of broadcasting awards ceremony. christiane amanpour is among those being honored. on this day in 1912 while campaigning in wisconsin, former president theodore roosevelt was shot by a saloon keeper. roosevelt continued to deliver his 90-minute speech while the projectile was lodged in his chest saying it takes more than a bull tote kill a bull moose. happy birthday to former james bond actor, roger moore, who turns 84. all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." here's a look at what's coming up later today on the "today" show. after his campaign plummeted, governor rick perry talks live to matt lauer about staging a comeback. the woman caught on tape trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. was she just trying to get on reality tv? the latest on her appeal. now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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