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hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin a race against time. rescue teams in turkey are frantically searching for signs of life, digging through the aftermath of sunday's 7.2 earthquake.;v< officials say at least 366 were killed and 1300 injured in the quake-prone region. nbc's michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: a young man pulled from the rubble more than 30 hours after being buried alive. a toddler freed from a cage of mangled steel and concrete and carried to safety. rare survival stories giving hope to this devastated town. scores of building were simply flattened in an instant. no one knows just how many people might still be alive, trapped in the rubble. rescue workers are racing agaou6s"á(sjt)háo reach survivors in time, clearing debris with heavy equipment, shovels and by hand.
the grief here is overwhelming. families have begun making çh# funeral arrangements for loved ones and the full scope of the disaster is not yet known. turkey's prime minister sent troops to the region and came in person to see the damage and comfort the victims in this largely kurdish part of the country. people here say they just need more help to save those trapped. >> that was nbc's michelle franzen reporting from turkey. elsewhere, facing gridlock on his jobs plan in washington, president obama has launched a new economic and political plany to jumpstart the stalled economy starting with the folks in over their head in the nation's but critics are saying his we can't wait campaign is too little, too late.oo: nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: president obama went to las vegas, ground zero, of the housing crisis, to unveil his new refi plan. it's for homeowners who pay their mortgages every month but still owe more than their home
is worth, so they can't refinance. now, if their mortgage is with fannie mae or freddie mac, they can refi at current low rates. @ >> those families save money and it gets those families spending again and also makes it easier for them to make their mortgage payments. >> reporter: mr. obama is ordering the change to get around republicans. >> we can't wait for a bóñ increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they won't act, i will. >> reporter: but 6 million homeowners have fallen behind in their mortgage. like joanne woolridge of arizona, stuck with a 7% note and upside down. >> bought this house for $325,000 and according to the tax records it's $157,000.+ >> reporter: she gets no help today. >> this program it's tweaked to an existing program that wasn't working.jeá some have called it basically a single when what they really
>> reporter: the president has 3 spent just $2.4 billion of the $50 billion he pledged on housing. as housing secretary said, the problem was worse than they thought. >> it made it harder to unwine these troubled mortgages. these tr&háhp &hc&tgages. running for re-election, still looking for ways to fix the mortgage mess. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. jfñ some other stories making news early today in america. putting out a texas oil rig blaze is expected to be a .u week-long job for firefighters. the intense inferno erupted early sunday morning in a rural area, threatening millions in damage and clean-up costs. crews have at least contained the fire and eliminated the threat to nearby homes. history continues to be made at cape canaveral even lrq) the retirement of the space shuttle. space x unveiled the dragon, expected to be the first 2íñ privately owned spacecraft to dock at the international space station with a possible launch
of december 19th it's first mission will be to carry supplies to the space station crew. and finally, reporters inside an upstate new york newspaper office wound up on the other side of a story when a deer charged into their news room. looking for an exit, the young buck tore up the managing editor's office before escaping through a window. through a window÷7úruju for a l national and regionalb> couldn't play on the buck part? no, you couldn't find anything? >>, no i like the doe. >> you have to go to your pack of jokes. >> yeah, it's a deep, deep basket. good morning, everyone. we're watching a hurricane out there. we talked about this yesterday. over the warm waters of the western caribbean it doesn't take much. this storm system formed in a hurry. it's not the largest size storm but has a chance to get intense
in a hurry. has 48 hours before it will start interactingg the yucatan and cancun. relatively flat it there anyway. they're in a little trouble. probably making preparations as we speak in mexico for this storm system. the hurricane center has the projection going right towards the yucatan some time during the day on thursday, maybe near or over the top of cancun by the time we get to thursday afternoon. so, if you have plans down there. that's not where you want to be. after that there's a lot of question marks. some computers46&8 have taken i through south florida. now the trend is to weaken it and drift it toward western cuba. let's hope that's the scenario. our computer line, some are taking it to south florida, one of them but a majority are weakening and .ostalling. right now south florida looks okay. the other story today, rain changing to snow in areas of colorado. higher elvagus could pick up 6 to 12 inches. denver looks like 3 to 4 for you. forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window.
another beautiful day on much of the eastern seaboard, a cool morning followed by a nice mild afternoon with plenty of sunshine from atlanta through florida, all the way up through the carolinas. washington, d.c., a great fall day, 67 and sunny. and one other thing, lynn, last night the northern lights, aurora borealis was seen as far south as mississippi. if you were looking at the northern sky, you got a treat. >> they were lucky indeed. stocks fly on wall street, wheeling and dealing. and the one place where you can always get a mcrib sandwich any time you want. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, we'll tell you you about your chan to live like a cast member on "jersey shore," that is, if you want to. coming up, a ranger rally and$ jaguars put their best foo forward. you're watching "early today."
of your top headlines this morning. reports say the body of ousted libyan leader moammar gadhafi has been buried at an unknown location. this after officials said he would be buried in a secret desert grave. meanwhile, the head of the transitional government reassured western powers the country will be run by moderate muslims. republican presidential candidate rick perry is proposing a tax overhaul that would slash corporate rates and give individuals the option of paying a 20% flat tax on their income. a federal judge in florida is temporarily blocking a new state law requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. the judge says the law may violate the constitution's ban on unreasonable search and seizure. scientists say this year's devastating tsunami in japan has created giant fields of floating debris in the pacific ocean that
could hit u.s. shores by 2014. u.s. navy vessels have had to steer around the garbage. europe's biggest and most active volcano, mt. etna, has erupted for the 17th time this year, spewing bright orange lava hundreds of feet into the air. now here's one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new study find women who carry the human papillomavirus have an increased risk of heart disease. the study found women who tested positive for any of the 37 strains researchers were testing for were over two times more likely to have also had either a heart attack or a stroke than women who tested negative. for more information on this and other health stories 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. here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day.
the dow opens at 11913 after adding 104 points yesterday. the s&p gained 15 points. the nasdaq jumped 61. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dipped 81 points but in hong kong the hang seng was up 196. stocks rose monday on strong earnings, a handful of mergers and perpetual hope a solution is on the way in europe. monday gains put the s&p 500 on track for its best month in almost 20 years. the nasdaq's spike turned that index positive for the year. caterpillar led stocks higher after reporting a far better than expected surge in profits on record revenue, thanks to strong growth in exports. a flurry of corporate deals powered stocks higher. cigna is acquiring health spring for $3.8 billion. oracle is buying right now technologies for $1.5 billion. mattel is purchasing hit
entertainment, owner of thomas and friends and barney for $680 million. and j.m. smucker bought most of sarah lee's north american coffee operations for $350 million. in other earnings, texas instruments slid after hours after saying economic uncertainty would hurt fourth quarter results in every major market segment. when will the bleeding stop for netflix? shares plunged over 20% after hours on its forecast of a sharp drop in fourth quarter profits. netflix lost over 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter alone. since july, when a price hike and a dvd by mail split-off, triggered a subscriber revolt, netflix has lost well over half its value. and finally, mcdonald's mcrib sandwich, which has developed a cult-like following because it's not always available is back at all u.s.
locations through november 14th. but if you really need a mcrib, here's some news you can use, it is always available at a mcdonald's in germany. well, the jags shock the ravens. the price of playing pro hockey. and the great 8 gets waxed. plus, a seesaw game in a seesaw world series tips to texas. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in the first winter storm of the season is on its way from colorado and then cold air behind it. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." you put all you've got into that deep-dish masterpiece.
good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports, if you need things to break your way to win a world championship, the texas rangers sure had their fair share of breaks last night. in game five of the world series. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the cardinal bull pen has been virtually unhittable the entire postseason, until now. let's go to texas. game five world series. cards score two in the second. then the rangers rallied with a long ball. mitch moreland, towering shot to rightings solo hole run into the upper deck and texas down 2-1. to the sixth, beltre with a swing that brought him and the cards to their knees. vintage beltre homer put everything into that one.
rangers tied it 2-2. then the cards' bull pen fell apart. sacks full in the eighth, napoli doubled into the gap. in came a pair. rangers grab their first lead, 4-2. last chance for the cards, one on, pujols at the plate. neftali feliz struck him out and napoli got allen craig trying to steal second. rangers won 4-2 leading the series 3-2. nfl the jags' scobey put the foot in football in a 54 and 5 1-yard field goal and another 54-yarder against the ravens. not the prettiest game but jacksonville will take it, winning 12-7. hockey, flyers jaromir jagr may be 3 but looked like a rookie last night. scoring his first goal the season against the maple leafs. his trademark salute. we have not seen that in a while. in the third, he did it again, second of the night. after playing three years in russia, jagr playing like he never left. flyers won it 4-2.
now to pinning we and that's a face only a mother could love. andrew ladd took one on the chin, face and everywhere in between. rangers in the third, callahan's pass off the defender and in. rangers beat the jets 2-1. finally, you're not seeing double, alex ovechkin and that's alex ovechkin. the caps star immortalized in wax at madame tussaud's wax museum in washington. he's won mvp titles, scores titles. now he has the whole ball of wax. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. well, has gossip about ashton kutcher's wandering ways brought down the ratings of his show? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, most women lust for high-end fashion items but we'll take you to one beverly hills store where women can't wait to get rid of them. you're watching "early today."
welcome back on this tuesday morning. nice day on eastern seaboard. florida looks nice through the carolinas, georgia. a chance for wet weather in the northern plain. minneapolis, maybe even chicago, too. but the big storm is going to be out here in the rockies. that's where the cold air is going to be moving in. we'll go from rain today to snow tonight and a couple inches is possible in denver. it's going to be a winter wonderland tomorrow. if you're watching us on wstm nbc 3 in syracuse, new york, speaking of winder wonderlands, see paintings created by animals
using their trunks, paws and hooves at art gone wild at rosamond gifford park. now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. after 14 years two pals in boston are re-unites. matt damon told gq he and ben afleck who last worked together writing and starring in 1997's "good will hunting" will work on a film about boston's whitey bulger. nearly half the 28 million people who watched the first "two and a half men" episode with ashton kutcher have stopped watching. it's still the most watched sitcom on televisionut now kutcher stands below charlie sheen's average ratings and speculation is growing viewers are turned off about stories of kutcher's alleged infy telldy. and fans of mtv's "jersey shore" can live just like a cast member, renting the seaside homes --
>> let's do it. >> no way. where the series is taped for a mere $2,500 a night. that's just one of the reasons i won't do it. the landlord says everything there except the mess that he has already cleaned up. well, this comes to us from knbc nbc 4 in los angeles, california, where a few failed marriages have ignited a fire sale in one of the city's toniyest neighborhoods. divorced women are financing their futures by hawking luxurious gifts from their ex-husbands. the high-end beverly hills thrift store is stocked with merchandise from top designers at low prices provided by women who are jumping at the chance to make a profit while at the same time put their past behind them. >> and a little money in their pocket. >> exactly. you know, clean everything off the shelves, no memory of him. it's just like, done and done. and the other ladies been fit from it. it's a win-win situation. well, i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your
a beautiful tuesday. we will come back and check the forecast for the rest of the week. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. a judge says no to wait law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests. we want to know you think. >> a boy is nearly abducted in harford county. >> celebrities and student loans. president obama mixing re- election with white house worked this week. i am kate amara in washington. >> ravens fans waking up to learn their team did not look so hot last night. >> in glen burnie, tracking and early morning accidentt