tv First Look MSNBC June 13, 2012 2:00am-2:30am PDT
walls, which is amazing. but the aggies, they're like spider-man, and you don't get more awesomely geeky than that. so that is the best new geek thing. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night. until then, you can check out my work at wonkblog.com at "the washington post." dangerous esc u.s. accuses russia of sending new attack helicopters to syria as fears grow of an all-out civil war. texas terror -- police dash cam video show as toddler being thrown from a rolled-over suv during a high-speed chase. and weather whirlwind -- panic in italy as a twister tears across a city. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc.
and we're going to begin with confronting russia. this morning, the u.s. is challenging russia, questioning that nation over sending attack helicopters to the syrian government. secretary of state, hillary clinton, says the delivery of those helicopters quote will escalate the conflict quite dramatically. she wants russian president, vladimir putin, to stop the helicopter shipment. amateur video appeared to show heavy shelling in homs, a day after monitors said syrian attack helicopters fired at stronghold there is. in moscow, tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against president putin for the first time since he retook the office last month. they denounced the government for rounding up opposition leaders on monday. back at home, wildfires are raging out of control in parts of the west as tireless crews face winds and parched terrain.
in a few days, the high park fire in colorado has mushroomed to a 68-square-mile spans of smoke and flames that killed one person and engulfed more than 100 structures. officials say it's only 5% contained. a state of emergency emergency has been declared in new mexico where a fire has destroyed 200 homes. a second day of testimony in the child sex abuse trial of former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky. it was marked by tears and more disturbing testimony. nbc's brian mooar reports from pennsylvania. >> reporter: day two of the jerry sandusky child sex abuse trial wrapped up with bombshell testimony from one-time graduate student, mike mcqueary. he is the only third-party witness to sandusky's alleged crimes. he told the court he caught his coaching mentor and a boy in a
locker room shower. he heard a skin on skin slapping soud and caught a glimpse of sandusky and a preteen boy for a second or two. he told his father and later penn state coach joe paterno. >> he's a very convincing witness. he's very clear, he's very sharp and he's very confident. >> mcqueary was barred from telling the jury what paterno said, because the legendary coach died in january and his statements are now legal hearsay. the day began with a distraught 18-year-old known as victim number one, describing what he said was his first sexual encounter with sandusky. i froze, he said, my mind was telling me to move. but i couldn't do it. i couldn't move. he wasn't yet 13. and testified that sandusky seemingly innocent touching escalated into repeated sexual contact. >> when you start adding these victims together, we start to get a whole complete package and each victim reinforces the other.
>> reporter: under persistent questioning, the witness broke down again. admitting he didn't tell the truth, because he was afraid and ashamed. a social worker verified the young man's account. saying sandusky admitted to having various forms of physical contact. but said there wasn't any sexual intent. like the previous accuser, this second witness acknowledged he has a civil lawyer, but denied he once said the case was going to make him rich. brian mooar, nbc news, pennsylvania. a survivor of the tucson, arizona shooting rampage that wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords has won her seat. democrat ron barber, a giffords staffer who was wounded in the shooting in 2010, had been expected to win yesterday's special vote. during the run-up to yesterday's vote. giffords campaigned for her former district director. now here is your "first look" at other news going on around america today. this is shocking dash cam video. out of texas from a police
cruiser. it shows the amazing survival of an 18-month-old little girl who was ejected from an suv. the toddler rises to her feed and chases after the vehicle. her parents were reported by both in suv. the high-speed chase began after one of the occupants robbed a shop owner at gun-point. a scuffle between a bailiff and inmate burst through the door. the attorney and officers rushed in to help. it took three men to hold down the 260-pound inmate before he was shackled and taken back to jail. california sanitation workers showed they were tired of cleaning up one bank's mess. the group tussled with security when they attempted to dump trash bags into the lobby of the bank's headquarters. they accuse the bank of innorring an ordinance requiring
maintenance of foreclosed homes. tall ships from around the world ended their stay in norfolk. the fleet of vessels were farther of the op sail 2012, a tribute and celebration of u.s. maritime history. the ships were scheduled to arrive in baltimore this morning. now let's get a check of the national weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your wet weather forecast. >> that's a lot of w's. very good. the rain is going to be moving out this morning. i think it's going to be a decent afternoon in new england. this morning you're in it. light rain to steady rain now moving out through long island. all of coastal connecticut. even portions of massachusetts are dealing with light rain this morning. chilly temperatures, too, many areas in 50s or 60s, a gloomy slow drive from 95, all of rhode island is getting filled in with rain and soon out on cape cod. not many rainy spots in the country this morning. that's one of the other bad
areas is coming down out of north texas. some nasty thunderstorms just from the wichita falls areas southward. these are heading in the general direction of dallas and fort worth. we'll wait to see how it times out. as of now it looks like during the peak of the rush hour this could be over the top of especially fort worth. these storms are heading towards the weatherford area. we'll see if they hold together as we go throughout the next hour or two. as far as the forecast the rest of the country i mentioned it's a quiet morning. it's a beautiful morning in the ohio valley, much of the southeast has cleared out nicely, the cold front is pushing through, the drier air has moved in. it's a touch chilly in the portions of the northern great lakes, where temperatures are in the 30s and 40s in a few spots. a little bit of light rain heading through south dakota into areas of southern minnesota. in general, many areas of the west coast are dry. your forecast today, the rain is over in new york city, that's good, should see some sunshine this afternoon after a cloudy start. and the rain will eventually be
exiting out of southern new england. this southeast you look okay today in atlanta, it's going to clouds will linger along the coastal areas of the carolinas and florida will deal with storms. that's the only really stormy area, down along the gulf. and our friends on the west coast, a few showers in seattle and cool in l.a., about 72. lynn, it doesn't look like anything too stormy is heading this way, father's day weekend looks nice in many areas. twel coming up, stimulus stimulates some buzz for stocks. a wall street big wig takes the hot seat. and does a new dessert sound terrific or gross? we'll let you decide. coming up, game one of the nba finals and alex rodriguez joins baseball royalty. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
welcome back to "first look." shelly zimmerman, the wife of george zimmerman has been charged with lying to a judge about how much money she and her husband had available at a bail hearing. the man who shot trayvon martin had been released on $150,000 bond, but the couple actually had thousands of dollars in donations from a website. katherine gregg, the girlfriend of reputed mobster white in bolger has been sentenced to prison for helping him evade arrest for six years. legendary mobster henry hill has decide at age 69. his life story was the basis for the movie, "goodfellas." hill reformed late anywhere life and was a frequent guest on the howard stern show. a tornado-like wind swirled through venice, italy. causing damage. winds weren't fast enough to officially qualify as a tornado and there were no injuries. and you can bid on george
washington's personal copies of the u.s. constitution and bill of rights later this month. it will cost you. the 223-year-old documents bound together in a book with washington's handwritten notes are expected to sell for $2 million to $3 million. now here is your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. is the president starting to go bare knuckle? well last night at a baltimore fundraiser, he he jabbed at the lack of definite ideas coming from mitt romney. saying you could fit the entire romney campaign on a tweet and have some characters to spare. south carolina republican senator lindsay graham, one of hundreds of republican who is signed grover norquist's anti-tax pledge has broke within the crusader. he told abc he supported eliminating tax deductions, we're so far in debt if you don't give up some ideological
ground, the economy sinks. former clinton aide says it's not the economy, stupid. arguing president obama's focus on the success of the economic recovery is wrong and will fail. instead the group recommends obama relate more to middle class struggle. spike lee predicts a tough re-election road for the president. he thinks obama will prevail, saying once we get to the debates, my man is going to tear him up. senate majority leader, harry reid is among those outraged over manny pacquiao's controversial split decision loss in last week's championship fight. reid, a former boxer, said he wanted to go to the fight, but couldn't because it was his wife's birthday. and finally, former president george h.w. bush is not a justin bieber fan. after granddaughter jenna bush hager sang part of a bieber song on the "today show" yesterday, the former president said -- i don't think i'd like it. but bush 41 found out he does
have one thing in common with bieber. they both like colorful socks. now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,573 after jumping 162 points yesterday. the s&p rose 15, while the nasdaq climbed 33. overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei added 51 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng gained 153. well despite more signs of trouble out of europe, stocks staged one of the strongest rallies on tuesday. despite borrowing costs surging in spain, one official's comments in favor of more economic stimulus at home sparked a surge of optimism on the street. on the nasdaq, short sales of zynga were halted after the social gamer tumbled 10%. michael kors jumped 7% on
stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and dell announced a dividend. on capitol hill, jpmorgan ceo, jamy dimon will apologize to congress for a poorly-conceived trading strategy that led to stunning multi-million-dollar losses. dutch ing funneled millions of dollars to u.s. banks through cuba and iran. in the wake of a data breach, credit card processor says more data may have been stolen than initially thought. yahoo and cnbc.com, the website of our sister network, owned by nbc universal, have inked a deal to create and share content on their respective sites. finally what do you think of this -- just in time for barbeque season, burger king is getting in on the salty sweet food pairing trend. with a bacon sundae. that's right, a bacon sundae. in case you are counting
calories, the vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel and bacon clocks in at 510 calories. not for me. coming up, the mets rock the rays, a yankee slams into the history books and the phils get robbed by a fan. plus a clutch performance in the fourth quarter decides game one of the nba finals. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. mcallen, texas. in here, heavy rental equipment in the middle of nowhere, is always headed somewhere. to give it a sense of direction, at&t created a mobile asset solution to protect and track everything. so every piece of equipment knows where it is, how it's doing or where it goes next. ♪ this is the bell on the cat. [ male announcer ] it's a network of possibilities -- helping you do what you do... even better. ♪ [ male announcer ] they were born to climb... born to leap,
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look," i'm lynn berry, in sports last night in game one of the nba finals, the oklahoma city thunder maintained their perfect home record in postseason, cooling off the miami heat. here's nbc's fred roggin. good morning, lebron james may be the mvp, but kevin durant proved once again why he is the scoring champ. game one of the nba finals in oklahoma city. miami riding high from their victory over the celts, kept it going against the thunder. knocked down six three-pointers in the first half. they also forced turnovers. lebron james with two of his 30. miami up by 13. thunder cut the lead to seven at the barack. durant over chris bosh. a sign of things to come. okc looked like a different team in the second half. russell westbrook, the lay-up and the foul, the thunder with the first lead of the game. kevin durant took over in the fourth. off the turnover, coast to coast in the jam. thunder ran away with game one, 105-94. best team in baseball just locked down one of their best
players, signing andre edhier to a $5 million extension. the yanks grabbed the lead with two big swings, alex rodriguez tied the game with a grand slam. nirk swisher followed it up with a home run of his own. the yanks tagged the braves for six in the eight and won it 6-4. mets put up six in an inning, ike davis with a three-run blast to the right. how about some defense? a's and rockies, cliff pennington hit one deep, but not deep enough. tyler coughlin climbed the ladder and made the grab. the a's won it 8-5. finally catch of the night, not by a player, but by a fan. fly ball in the foul territory, the phils mike monhill was there but a kid wanted it move, the phils could have use tad kind of glove in the outfield, they lost to the twins, 11-7.
that's your "first look" at sports, i'm fred roggin. for another look at your weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i mentioned the forecast looking nice in many areas as we head toward and through father's day weekend. first things first, the rainy spots this morning, difficult travel, boston, logan airport will be an issue. driving around southern new england will be a problem and some afternoon thunderstorms around new orleans in the the panhandle and dallas-fort worth, the airport could have some major delays with thunderstorms. now we get to the good stuff. the southeast, you've been really enjoying a period of nice weather. we've had some thunderstorms to deal with and rain, which we need, but look at atlanta over the next five days. temperatures in the mid 80s, great for this time of year and the humidity levels won't be that bad. further north, philadelphia, new england, looks fantastic as we go throughout father's day weekend. looking at temperatures in the 80s. it continues back to chicago, and it gets a little hot. but even by chicago standards, it looking very dry and nice. >> bill, thanks so much. well coming up, the latest
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few days ago mitt romney visited a restaurant in iowa and had trouble thinking of the word for doughn doughnut. he couldn't think of the word. newt gingrich immediately responded, that never would have happened if i was the nominee, guys! doughnuts on the top of my tongue! >> tonight jimmy falun welcomes actor paul giamotti and musical guests, dukes of september. late night with jimmy fallon. on your local nbc station. >> the dukes of september? now time for entertainment news. another day, another twist in the ongoing saga that is lindsay lohan. you into thu was coming. now she's in talks to star opposite a porn actor playing a straight role in the canyons, a sex and crime thriller that starts filming in july. that is unless those legal troubles we told but yesterday related to her latest traffic incident get in the way. >> film it from behind bars?
>> it could happen. mark wahlberg, a ninth grade drop-out tells david letterman he's going online to earn his high school diploma. like that. reports say phillip seymour hoffman has been offered the first major role in "the hunger games" catching fire, the next film in the red-hot franchise. >> did you read it? >> not yet. did you? >> that's funny. >> you don't read. the "chicago sun-times" quotes a long-time associate of courtney cox and david arquette, of predicting their divorce, which arquette filed for yesterday, will be quote one of the most civilized divorces in hollywood history. merely recognized that they are obviously both moving on. and finally, how about your weird hollywood baby name of the day? how i met your mother star, allison hannigan has name her new baby girl, keeva. >> that doesn't sound so crazy to me. keeva? compared to some names like
recently? apple and banana split. >> keeva? >> i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. the international tension over syria escalates again as secretary of state hillary clinton says publicly now that russia is sending attack helicopters to the syrian government, that are being used in president assad's brutal crackdown on civilians. the question is, have we passed the point of a diplomatic solution in syria? we'll talk live to richard engel. meanwhile, president obama and mitt romney in a war of words. over who better understands the economy and the suffering of the american people. the question is -- will the president's ongoing argument that republicans messed up the economy under george w. bush and stuck him with the tab play with voters in november. and the first half of belong to lebron and the heat in the game one of the n