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no wonder more people choose xfinity over any other provider. ♪ love can be so mystical ♪ this morning on "early today" battleground duo. they trade swings in the swing state of ohio. aliens among us? an oddly shaped vehicle sparks curiosity among maryland motorists. and expensive proposition. new government numbers reveal just how much that bundle of joy will cost you. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with the rich and famous. president obama raised mump last night at the new york home of actress sarah jessica parker here in new york. wealthy celebrities from the film, fashion and music worlds
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all pailed $40,000 each to attend the exclusive get-together. earlier in the day the president and challenger mitt romney were both in ohio and both a little more down to earth talking about the economy and the middle class. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: for the first time on the same day the president and the challenger went to ohio for dueling speeches. barack obama with students, worried about the economy on his watch. >> we're all just trying to get a job. we're all just trying to get a future. >> let's put some folks to work right here at home. >> reporter: no major new initiatives but a passionate repeat of famed obama themes, taxing the rich, not cutting, spending. >> in an age where we know high skills. now's not the time to scale back our commitment to education. >> reporter: he warned a romney win would mean more gridlock. >> this election is your chance to break that stalemate.
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if you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, then you should vote for mr. romney. >> reporter: with the president in democratic-leaning cleveland, mitt romney was in conservative cincinnati, mocking the obama claim of economic progress. >> oh, really. go check on that and talk is cheap. action speaks very loud. and if you want to see the results of his economic policies, look around ohio, look around the country, and you'll see that a lot of people are hurting. >> reporter: boosting by $10 million from one las vegas billionaire, team mitt romney's advertising campaign is bigger than team obama. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. now for the trial of former penn state coach jerry sandusky charged with 52 counts is moving faster than expected.
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the prosecution is now expected to rest its case on monday. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: the last of eight young men accusing former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky took the witness stand to deliver the most graphic allegations of sexual abuse yet. known as victim number nine he said he was 11 when he was abused many times in the family sandusky home. he said he screamed for help and later wanted to tell someone but feared no one would listen. the boy's name was on an address list later found on a list of sandusky's findings. >> given the compelling testimony given this week, the defense will be hard-pressed to overcome the case r also on day four investigators said sandusky admit back in 1998 that he had showered with young boys but he denied it was sexual.
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former state police investigator ronald schrepler said he was contacted by a moe who said sandusky touched her 11-year-old son in a penn state shower. that victim is now 25-year-old bible college graduate. he told the court sandusky tickle and bear hugged him in the shower and told him, quote, i'm going to squeeze your guts out. the jury also heard from a 25-year-old national guard soldier he was abused dozens of times yet still saw sandusky as a father figure. brian mooar, nbc news, bellefonte, pennsylvania. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. faulty brakes on garbage truck created one giant mess. he lost control when he was unable to stop a truck from rolling down a hilly street. it sent one car careening into a home. no one inside the vehicle or the home suffered any injuries. a four-alarm fire forced
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houston residents in a five-mile raid yum to stay indoors. flames ripped through a warehouse contained chemicals to clean up oil spills. more than 50 screws battled for hours before putting it out. a moving job caused quite a commotion. drivers thought they were watching an alien invasion when they spotted what seemed to be a ufo being towed. they found it was an unmanned vehicle. the u.s. army thought of a sweet way to celebrate its 230th birthday at the pentagon. made up of a wooden frame and 5,000 cupcakes. the army's top brass were impressed but one joked tanks and cupcakes don't belong in the same sentence in the army. probably true.
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and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. happy father's day. >> are you going to watch my kids? >> just ship them. >> we first have to get there. we still have some problems out there this morning that we're dealing with as you're heading out the door and on your way to work. thunderstorms have rolled last night from minnesota to iowa and they also dyed off around omaha. most of the heavy rains have been toward topeka and lawrence. to the south, though, still some very tissue weather south of wichita. tulsa and around oklahoma city, thunderstorms have been plaguing you for about the half hour or so. that's where we could have travel delays, especially on interstate 95. high pressure protects the eastern seaboard. really from atlanta northward up through new england, great weather. it's going to get steamy and hot
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in the great lakes and into your weekend. all the stormy weather's going to remain out here. the central plains is where we're going to see round after round of thunderstorms through the weekend. so forecast today from boston to new york to d.c. looking fantastic. around kansas city, oklahoma city, that's where we're going to have more thunderstorms later this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. getting a little hot around indianapolis today. should be 90 degrees. also near 90 today around chicago. dallas will easily get up to the low 90s. so the warmth is really starting to move northward as we head toward the weekend. i guess if there's one saving grace, it's not that humid yet it's going g it hot in the ohio valley. well, nokia nosedives, stanford is sentenced, and what everyone is getting for dad. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus a new film from adam
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sandler hits the box office. could it be any worse than his last? it couldn't right? or could it. coming up the heat get even, tigers's in the hunt, and i love the a parade. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: "early today" is brought do you by the makers of centrum, also your most complete.
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. united nations observers were finally able to reach a desertded syrian town where they found smouldering buildings, looted shops and smashed cars, but a death toll is unclear because the bodies have either been removed or buried. in egypt protesters took to the streets after that country's highest court dissolved parliament, saying it was elected illegally. the court also ruled that a former official under official hosni mubarak can compete in this weekend's presidential election. a government report
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estimates the cost of raising a child up until last year to age 17 will be $235,000 including housing, food, expenses and education. actor kevin costner won his court fight in a lawsuit filed by actor stephen baldwin over his investment in a oil clean-up system ee veltually purchased by bp. baldwin claimed he was duped out of millions from that deal. in northwest china a sand storm caused big problems on the road with visit bltd down to a few feet. the sand knocked down trees and did major damage to farms. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 12, 651 after zooming 155. the s&p rose 14. the nikkei was up a fraction
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while in hong kong the hang sang shot up 425. well, stocks continue their roller-coaster week with a big climb on thursday. traders looking for reassurance ahead of this weekend's elections in greece welcomed the reuters report that central banks from 27 ee economies will step in if results lead to turmoil. that fueled optimism on the rise with hopes that yesterday's team inflation reading and another weak job report will encourage the fed to step in with more stimulus. leading the s&p, international game technology jumped 14% on news of a $1 billion stock buyback. u.s. traded shares of nokia plunged 15% on news it planned to slash 10,000 jobs. in indiana opec let things unchanged saying they expected global demand to stay balanced to the rest of the year. convicted ponzi schemer allen stanford was convicted to
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110 years in prison by a judge yesterday. he swindled more than $7 billion from his investors. federal regulators have widened an investigation into gas tank fires in some jeep grand cherokees to include upwards of 5 million vehicles including cherokees and jeep liberties. following news the u.s. will soon alouis u.s. companies to invest in myanmar, coca-cola says it will offer its products in the former burma for if if first time in 60 years. and if you're wondering what everyone else is buying for father's day, the national retail fed rag says for the first time in seven years, a special outing like tickets to ball game or dinner out has surpassed traditional gifts like ties or power tools. >> coming up the stanley cup tours hollywood, the mets sweep and the royals' walk-off winners. >> plus dwyane wade and his miami heat teammates slam the talk that they've run out of steam. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead.
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the weekend forecast, a lot of heavy rain and also hot temperatures. that's coming up. you're watching "early today." i can't stand these spots.
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in the postseason. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the heat made some changes, chris bosh got the start, and miami evened the series. here we go, game two nba finals started out like game one. dwyane wade with one of his four. like tuesday, the heat held the lead the entire game. cashed in at the bank, got the jumper to fall. he had 30. forced a turnover. russell westbrook found kevin durant. knocked down the three. oklahoma city under two. under a minute to play. could durant bring them all the way back? no. lebron was all over him. questionable noncall. no whistle. he held on to win it, 100-96. after being swept by the yankees the mets did some spring cleaning of their own. they swept the rays in tampa. kirk knew enheight ripped one to north. they won with a 9-6 win.
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kansas city, brayan pena came through in a clutch. royals breath the brewers for the second straight day in walk off fashion, 4-3. golf, first round of the u.s. open, all eyes onning tooer woods. was his win at the memorial a fluke or a sign of things to come. this might answer that question. finished three strokes off the lead. shot of the day turned in by nick watney. par 17, 190 yards out. looked good in the air, better on the green, rolled all the way to the cup. that's a double eagle. and finally, los angeles has hosted championship parades but but none like this. an estimated quart ore after million lined the streets of downtown l.a. for the team's first stanley cup parade. the celebration 45 years in the making and for kings fans, it was well worth the wait. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin.
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>> announcer: "early today" sports is brought to you by just for men mustache and beard. keep your edge. at the box office, which hold yellow golder is expected to fend off the hold for the new run? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus canada's teen age sensation is about to perform from where i stand at this very moment. you're watching "early today." skrooirks
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welcome back. here's a look at your weekend forecast. areas of the green have the best chance of rain. the dark green, best chance of rain and thunderstorms. we'll be watching for a front sweeping through the plains on saturday. minneapolis, iowa, down toward kansas city, a chance of storms. then as we go through father's day, you notice how beautiful the east coast is and much of the west is dry, but we're still watching the chance for strong storms and rain and also through the great lakes, chance of rain around detroit on father's day. well, if you're watching us on weh in west florida nearby daytona beach celebrate dads with the fare of our country at the many faces of george washington at the museum of arts and sciences and that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. >> thanks so much. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. while the experts are looking for a tight race at the box office this weekend, there are some furry favorites. mad gold topaz car 3 has earned.
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they take the top spot once again. it gets in with just $30 million. fyi, i'm always right. rock of ages starring tom cruise and alec baldwin. some think it's kind of a musical. it could be a surprise hit similar to mamma mia and hairspray. and finally fresh off last year's unprecedented razzie award sweep for jack & jill, the awards recognized adam sandler debuts with that's my boy despite co-star andy samburg. terrible and stinks has been used. this one's rated r. nevertheless adam's young male audience turns out. that will push it close to $20 million as well. the razzies are already drool
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skroog this comes to us from wnbc from right here at 30 rock we find ourselves besieged by bieber mania. the pop star's free concert later this morning on the "today" show. this midtown invasion began wednesday. wednesday. gradually turns our nearby sidewalks into complete camping grounds and if that's not enough to grab your interest, biebs himself hints there's going to be a surprise special guest which we don't know. last time it was usher. so i'm kind of stumped. >> it could go the other way. maybe a duet with taylor swift. i don't want to start rumors. i don't know. >> whoa. way to go. maybe the president's going to come out. 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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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> we're starting off today with a couple of clouds. it is 63 degrees at the airport. humidity 84%. the wind is mostly calm. we could see a couple of clouds in baltimore. most of the clouds should be east of the bay. upper 70's and low 80's this afternoon. light wind moving in. >> thank you. 62 degrees on tv hill. an off-duty police officer on
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administrative deed following the death of a teenager. >> how much the massive warehouse fire in fells point cost. >> so many things to do during sailabration, including learning how to cook. >> we're checking on your morning commute. there are already a couple of accidents toci
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we have high pressure building in. we really lucked out.

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