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world today, and having been part of it, even bester. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night. tomorrow will be a huge day in news. you'll want to be on msnbc pretty much all day tomorrow. supreme court ruling expected at 10:00 a.m. msnbc all day tomorrow. supreme court ruling expected at 10:00 a.m. record blaze, colorado crews struggle to contain the world's worst wild fire in this state's history. supreme decision, the highest court in the land prepares to hand down a historic health care ruling mission accomplished. the u.s. navy scores again with a high-stakes ballistic test. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is first look on msnbc. we're going to begin this morning with a firestorm.
a giant wild fire continues to burn out of control in colorado's second largest city. it is causing mass evacuations and threatening major landmarks. the waldo canyon fire is being called the worst fire in that state's history. president obama plans to tour colorado's fire-damaged areas tomorrow. jinah kim has the latest. >> reporter: as towers of smoke choke the air, fire crews wage war against flames that threaten to swallow entire communities in the north part of the city. in mere hours, it managed to double in size. >> it jumped two ridges and moved three miles in less than an hour. >> reporter: the smoke is so thick and the heat so intense, fire crews can't even estimate how many homs have been destroyed. >> it has been house to house, door to door, street to street, hill to hill kind of activity all night long. it has continued all day today. >> there is the fire. >> reporter: more than 30,000 people have been forced to
evacuate, including parts of the us air force academy campus. evacuees wait in ago any not sure if they will have a home to return. >> my childhood home. >> reporter: on wednesday, winds whipped up to 65 miles an hour changing directions, spreading embers and grounding fire fighting aircraft. >> it is obviously again kicking up and causing us problems out there. >> reporter: the weather is hampering efforts near boulder, colorado, in all, a half dozen major fires are burning throughout the state. this year is being called the worst fire season in colorado history and it has only just gun. in colorado springs, jinah kim, nbc news. to washington where it is decision day for the nation's health care reform law. the supreme court is expected to hand down its landmark decision today with one of three options, to ep hold the law in its entirety, keep only parts of it or strike it down all together. tracie potts joins us from outside the supreme court with those details.
tracy, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. here is what you want to listen for. the court is looking for four key questions. the biggest among them, is this individual mandate constitutional? can the federal government require everyone to buy health insurance and can this law survive without it? the more popular parts, protections for people that do have insurance. they will be looking at the medicaid expansion. it the federal government require the states to bring in more poor people into the system and finally, is it really too soon to decide this case. do they have to wait until that penalty kicks in in 2014. those are the key questions we expect to hear if they strike down any part of this law, especially the mandate. it is going to have a huge impact on the obama campaign. whichever way they desis, this decision, this ruling today, that we are expecting, is going to have a huge impact. the white house saying it is
confident. republicans are vowing to repeal whatever may be left. lynn? tracie potts at the supreme court. msnbc is going to have live coverage of the supreme court decision when it happens. until then, you can actually join our health care conversation on twitter. just use the hash tack hc msnbc. the house is expected to vote on a con tem tiff congress resolution against attorney general eric holder. that could allow him to go to court to force him to return certain documents from the gun tracking operation known as fast and furious. president obama has asserted executive privilege to keep the documents secret. house republicans say that last-minute talks failed to head off that contempt vote last on "on the edge" show marilyn congressman elijah cummings talked about this contempt of congress vote and told ed schultz that eric holder has cooperated with the oversight committee. >> the attorney general has provided 7,600 pages of
documents, given another 1,300 pages of the documents that are what's called delib bra tiff documents, normally not given away at all and he has tried over and over again, as late as yesterday evening to try to work this thing out. yet, still, mr. issis is trying to bring him up for contempt and the indication is he has not been cooperating and working with us. he has. he has done quite a bit to help us. with regard to issa, it is always his way or the highway. don't miss the ed show weeknights at 8:00 eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. >> here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. in florida, a small plane went down but the pilot survived, because he literally found a safety net, the netting that covered a large garden of ferns was just enough to help cushion
the impact of the emergency landing. because of that, thankfully, no one was hurt in arizona, a massive haboob cloud filled the skies near phoenix. the dust storm was more than 15 d miles high and some ignored the advice to stay off the road. in texas, a man accused of stealing more than $40,000 of oil of olay. he has surrendered after seeing these images on the local stations. he was seen swiping the skin scare product over more than 30 times over a six-month period. police believe he was trying to resell it to make some money after losing his job. finally, it's one time anyone is happy to be tp. these bridal gowns are made of toilet paper. the wedding designer used ten jumbo rolls to create their
judge. they are much lighter than the real thing softer, i boat too. now, for a look at your national weather. we turn to msnbc meteorologist, bill karins. >> we are not going to name any names. time to get serious. >> just make sure it is two-ply. the heat wave, lynn, obviously the big story out there. the fires aren't helping either. the drought is spreading across the country. this is the hottest we have been from coast to coast. the west coast, not so bad. right along the immediate portions of the east coast hasn't been that bad as of yet. the heat wave is spreading. it is going to sit over the top of st. louis who will be one of the hottest spots in the entire country. everywhere from milwaukee to chicago and areas of new england, are going to significantly warm up compared to the cool weather you have had the last couple of days. very little rain on the map. it hasn't rained in 23 days in indianapolis. they have almost gone the entire month of june with no rain. so that's the situation we are in. the crops are in a lot of danger
out there. we will probably feel it in our pockets when it comes to fall, our grocery prices. here is all the heat wave information. the orange is heat warnings including indianapolis and kansas city. heat advisory, st. louis and chicago. the saving grace, the humidity is not that high. it is almost like a dry heat, an arizona heat wave. that is good. it doesn't feel too bad for you and i. as far as the crops and the drought, it continues to spread. how hot will it be? record heat. st. louis, 108 degrees today. 104 in indianapolis. up to 100 in chicago. we continue with the hundreds back to the west. where is the heat heading. get ready. today, we jump into the '90s in the mid-atlantic. by friday, tomorrow, near 100 if not above 100. from d.c. to raleigh to charlotte, d.c. getting up to 97, along with philadelphia. we are still in the 100s even into saturday as we go through the weekend. 100-degree heat continues from the carolinas back to the middle
of the nation. i am looking at some extended stuff. this heat wave isn't going anywhere any time soon. >> ouch. thanks so much. oil bubbles up. a major media company breaks up. a wedding band that prevents cheating. first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead the yankees are bitten by the injury bug, the rockets make another deal and the dual in the pool heats up. you are watching first look on msnbc. what's with you?
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lane welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. with time running out, congress has worked out deals to overhaul the nation's highways, bridges and transit and keep the interest rates from doubling on student loans. they are hurrying to finish work before the fourth of july recess. >> new data says america's
largest cities are growing at a faster rate for the first time in a century. young adults are staying put in the cities to look for jobs and to avoid buying homs. in alaska, the wreckage of a military plane found this month on a glacier is believed to be from an air force plane that crashed in 1951 killing all 52 people on board. dna testing for confirmation could take up to six years. the military conducted a second successful test of the navy's newest intercept tore rocket. the "uss lake erie" fired a missile which destroyed the target in the sky above hawaii. now, here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the new york daily news says mitt romney and donald trump will appear at a $50,000 a plate fund-raiser. another in the series of win a dinner with donald and mitt events. in new ham shire, carolyn
kennedy campaigned yesterday for president obama. she spoke at nashua city hall where her father gave the first official speech of his 1960 campaign. did former presidential candidate, john edwards, seek advice on endorsing barack obama in 2008 from his mistress, rielle hunter? according to her book, he did. in it, she says, she replied, quote, i have no opinion. well, it could be a key election year contest. michelle obama's head to head cookie bakoff against ann romney. "family circle" magazine says the first lady entered a recipe for white and dark chocolate cookies while ann went with m&m cookies. dana mill bank reports that last year's sear sucker thursday was the end of a capitol hill tradition. senators canceled it thinking it might be politically unwise seeing doing something so frivolous. arizona congressman, luis gutierrez, spoke on the house floor about the difficulties of
the supreme court upholding the show your papers part of the immigration law. he used photos of celina gomez from texas and her boyfriend, justin bieber, who is canadian and concluded, justin, when you perform in phoenix, remember to bring your papers a new poll from national geographics shows that 65% of americans think president obama is better suited to handle an alien invasion than mitt romney. 36% of americans actually believe ufos exist. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics now, here is your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,627 after adding 892 points yesterday. the s&p gained 11. nasdaq up 21. oversees, the nikkei climbed 143 points in tokyo. in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 151. >> as wall street waits on the supreme court's historic health
care ruling later today, investigators will keep a close eye on a summit of euro zone leaders. angela merkel was in france yesterday saying the debt-ridden region needs more banking supervision not a euro zone bond which she calls economically wrong energy stocks led wednesday's gains after oil prices settled above $80 a barrel. >> meanwhile, rebound in manufacturing and housing data drove more positive sentiment on the street. arena pharmaceuticals shot up 20% on news its anti-obesity bill, bellvic was given a green light. rupert murdoch's news corp rose after the board approved splitting it into separate publishing and entertainment arms. british bank, barclays, will pay $453 million in fines after admitting they manipulated key interest rates to benefit the bottom line leading up to the
financial crisis court documents schober nard madoff's brother is set to plead guilty and serve ten years in prison for his role in the multibillion dollar ponzi scheme airbus is set to build its first u.s. assembly line in mobile alabama. google launched a new tablet computer, the nexus 7 features a seven-inch screen and carries a $199 price tag. are you in the market for a wedding band? here is a unique, albeit cynical idea. the tie tantanium anti-cheating leaves an imprakt, i'm married on your ring finger just in case your betrothed is tempted to tank it off. in health news, the food and drug administration has approved the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss in over a decade. it is sold under the name bell
vchl bellvic. it works to help a person feel full after eating smaller amounts of food. check out the health page at msnbc.com. the mets slug the cubs and the rangers bash the tigers. plus, one angel takes flight and makes a home run-robbing catch. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you are watching first look on msnbc. why not make lunch more than just lunch? with two times the points on dining in restaurants, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred.
welcome back to first look. i'm lynn berry. in sports, the new york yankees pitching rotation will get a makeover after they lost two starters in the same day. here is nbc's fred rogue begin. good morning, the yankees have the highest payroll in baseball and the most disabled players. c.c. sabathia the latest to join the walking wounded. he is out at least two weeks. it only got worst for the yanks. andy pettitte tried to stay in the game. that wasn't happening. the diagnosis, broken ankle, done for six weeks. there is nothing wrong with robinson cano. he belted his seventh homer in the last ten games. yanks are banged up but they managed to beat the indians, 5-4. the mets put on a clinic at wrigley, scored 15 runs in three innings. daniel murphy left the yard twice, mets to cubs, 17-1. daniel hit a pair of home runs and so did the rangers, david murphy.
texas hung 13 and detroit won a slugfest 13-9. highlight of the night turned in by the eagles mike trout p robbed j.j. hardy but sure home run. worth a couple more looks. got about four feet of air and made a leaping grab. he also had four hits. the 20-year-old started to make a name for himself. the angels won big, 13-1. nba, another day, another trade fort rockets. sent the 14th pick and samuel dell am bear to the bucks. the latest in a handful of moves by the rockets as they try to acquire quite howard. we all know what michael phelps did four years ago. this time around, major competition from teammate and competition, ryan lochte. the 200 meter freestyle was a race to the fin shall. a dead heat and phelps won it by a fingernail five 100th of a second to be exact. if this is any indication, the dual in the pool will be the best reality show on tv. that's your first look at
sports. i'm fred roggin. here is bill karins. good morning, bill. tea leaves are boring, i've decided. >> there is going to be some lightning strike. >> at the other weather events you have crazy videos. the best we can do is people baking cookies in their car. it will be that kind of heat. we are watching temperatures this morning. we are already in the '80s from dallas to kansas city to minneapolis. that's where the heat will be the worst. we are going to peak at 103. 108 expected in st. louis. from dallas to houston, another very hot day. we have gotten a lot hotter for everyone in the east, the northeast especially today will jump up into the upper 80s and low 90s, after being rather cool lately. tomorrow, 100 in kansas city. st. louis over the next five days, this is kind of the peak of the heat wave. this five-day forecast is not pleasant. it is kind of arizona like. >> yes, it is. bill, thanks so much.
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it is the beeb's fourth number one album. >> it is the new bieb's. this week, comedian yen, louis c.d. announced he is selli selling tickets directly to his fans. after just 45 hours, he sold 100,000 tickets and took in a whopping $4.5 million in sales all without fees. lindsay lohan has settled a lawsuit filed by three passengers she took on a high-speed ride that resulted in her second dui arrest in 2007. the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "us weekly" reports true blood stores anna paquin and steven moyer are expecting twins. finally, people for the ethical treatment of animals is blasting mary kate and ashlee olson for creating a nearly $17,000 backpack made of patches of
animal fur. >> i don't care what they made it of. they should be blasted for making a backpack. >> we use that worth generously. i'm lynn berry. stay tune, "way too early with willie geist" starts right now. well, today is the day. the supreme court of the united states expected to announce in just a few hours its ruling on the affordable care act. they could uphold it, toss it out or strike down the individual mandate among other things. the question is, what would a loss of his signature achievement mean to president obama and to this presidential campaign? we will have a live report in a minute. they are calling it one of the worst wildfires to hit the american west in decades as walls of flames sweep through the colorado springs area, threatening even the us air force academy. the question is, are firefighters any closer this morning to containing this beast? we will have a live report from colorado. the yankees have