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paris climate agreement. president trump called climate change a hoax and today he may come through on one of his biggest campaign promises. cleared for takeoff. james comey given the green light to testify before congress setting up a he said he said with mr. trump over the russia investigation. >> have you anything to drink tonight? >> are you sure? taken medications? >> new released dash cam video of tiger woods' arrest. another instance of a passenger dragged from a plane, this time the reason is very different. "early today" starts right now.
i'm frances rivera. the world waits with bated breath as the president of the united states finally makes his decision on the obama era paris accord perhaps fulfilling a long held campaign pledge. >> we're going to cancel the paris climate agreement. and scrap the $5 trillion obama clinton climate action plan and the clean power plan. >> overnight the president who referred to climate change as a hoax tweeted saying a decision had been reached and announcement will be made on the non-binding pact that includes every nation in the world. every nation except two, nicaragua and syria. tracie potts is following it all. good morning. should we be looking out for surprises from the president today? >> reporter: maybe not. he said he wants to get rid of it according to sources he seems to be leaning that way. there is pressure from all sides, take a look. people very close to the president lobbying for him to
remain in this deal including his daughter ivanka, son-in-law jared and members of his add min triggs, his cabinet. on the other side others close to the president including steve bannon want him to dump this deal. elon musk part of his advisory council says he will walk out if the president walks out on the climate deal. what do the american people think? according to our nbc "wall street journal" poll the latest one, 67%, over two thirds of the country, say immediate or some action is needed to deal with climate change. now, here on capitol hill there are nearly two dozen senators who are urging the president to get out of this deal, on the other hand, there are more than two dozen major companies and we'll see some of them advertising today, who are telling the president to stick with the deal. so as i said, pressure coming from all sides.
we'll get the president's decision mid afternoon here in washington. >> major influencers on both sides of that decision coming out at 3:00 this afternoon eastern time. thank you. . former fbi director james comey cleared permitted to testify before congress on the trump russia probe that as hillary clinton addresses the role russian spies played on her doomed presidential com pain. andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: james comey has the green light to testify to congress as early as next week. permission from special counsel robert mueller and is expected to be asked about what the president said to him about the russia probe. nbc news previously reported that comey told friends he felt pressured to back off from the investigation. this as the house intelligence committee approved seven subpoenas, four for former national security adviser michael flynn, trump lawyer michael cohen and their businesses on the russia probe and three for classified reports related to whether former obama
officials susan rice, salmmanth power and john brennan improperly accessed the identity of trump associates in intelligence reports. rice strongly denied it to us. >> did you leak the name of mike flynn. >> i leaked nothing to nobody and never would. >> reporter: hillary clinton blasted russian spies for hacking her campaign manager's e-mails, then working with american political operatives she said to target her campaign with false messages on the internet. >> the russians in my opinion and based on the intel and counterintel people i talked to, could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided. and here's -- >> by americans. >> guided by americans. >> who did she say creted those, top fund-raisers and the president's son-in-law. >> they came to jared kushner and basically said we will marry our operation, we will marry that with the rnc.
on two conditions. you pick steve bannon and you pickly ann conway. bannon who had been running the breitbart operation, supplying a lot of the untrue, false stories. >> that was andrea mitchell reporting. clinton said that donald trump and bernie sanders could get angry but voters didn't accept that from a woman. trump tweeting crooked hillary clinton blames everybody but herself refuses to say she was a terrible candidate, hits facebook even dems and dnc. clinton posted quote people in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. hitting trump for that strange tweet that had many scratching their heads. florida police released new video showing tiger woods before he was arrested monday. after the star golfer was found asleep at the wheel an officer asked him a series of questions.
>> do you know where you're going? >> no. >> have you had anything to drink tonight? >> are you sure? 100%. >> have you taken illegal drugs? >> no. >> okay. have you taken medication? >> yes. >> the officer then conducted a field sobriety test on woods. >> w, x, y, and z. >> sir, what i want you to do is place your hands behind your back. okay. >> the officer released pictures of woods mercedes with a gash down to the rim. police conducted two breathalyzer tests which registered a 0.0 reading indicating woods was not under the influence of alcohol. woods claimed that he was affected by an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. new this morning, drama on a malaysia flight from melbourne, australia, a passenger had to be forcibly removed from the plane after he allegedly tried to
entur the cockpit with a black object. it happened shortly after takeoffment the passengers and crew tackled the man and tied him up until the plane returned. >> he ran toward the front of the plane and tried getting in the cockpit. >> i think he is raging lunatic and the thing he had was a boom box. >> the 25-year-old man was taken into custody. the incident was not terror related. a pennsylvania emergency room doctor was found with an assault weapon and am no in his car outside the trump hotel in washington, d.c. early wednesday police and secret service agents arrested him shortly after getting a tip that the man with weapons had checked into the hotel. >> i believe that the officers and our federal partners and in particular the tipster coming forward averted a potential disaster. >> it remains unclear what he was up to. he has given conflicting information why he came.
the secret service said he posed no threat immediate threat to anybody under their protection. he was arrested for possessing unregistered firearms and is expected to be charged today. to the growing back lash over the shocking viral photo of comedian kathy griffin holding up a mocked up bloodied image of president trump. she has apologized, it's cost her a high profile job. a warning here for you. these images are graphic. her is stephanie gosk. >> i went too far i made a mistake and i was wrong. >> apology hours after the images went viral. kathy griffin holding a bloodied likeness of president donald trump's head. >> the image is too disturbing. i understand how it offends. >> it was not enough for the president tweeting kathy griffin should be ashamed of herself. my children especially my 11-year-old son are having a hard time with this. sick. the first lady followed. as a mother a wife and a human being that photo is very
disturbing. it makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it. >> this is fake blood. >> reporter: the 56-year-old joked during the photo shoot with the possible reaction. not a joke for the secret service which looks into any possible threat to the president. people weren't laughing on line either calling it disgusting, repugna repugnant, shocking. chelsea clinton tweeted this is vile and wrong. it is never funny to joke about killing a president. >> you don't know what you're talking about. >> reporter: cnn announced griffin would not thoes new year's eve live show. franken not ready to cancel an appearance in july. >> she did make a very heart felt apology, i think she was thinking she was making some artistic statement, but that image has no place in our political dialogue. >> reporter: at a time of deep
political divisions a rare agreement over what defines bad taste. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. road crews in denver working through the night to repair damage caused by this tanker fire on interstate 25. officials say the fuel truck blew a tire. the video shows a driver here, watch, jumping out of the tanker after the accident. he was taken to the hospital with injuries but he is expected to recover. scary close to the other vehicles. the fire shut down both sides of the highway for hours. the northbound side is still closed this morning. incredible images. now to nbc meteorologist bill karins on this first day of hurricane season. hoping its quiet. >> it is. usually we start quiet. june and july maybe average one storm and there is nothing brewing so that's fantastic. we're watching the gulf of mexico. through southern louisiana, this will be with us for two days, a
stall boundary focusing for afternoon showers and storms. shreveport to dallas and new orleans area, then tomorrow will track some of that heavier stuff in north florida and central florida. it's the rainy season now that we head into june along good morning, i'm bill henley. tracking a few showers. these are moving to the east through south central pennsylvania. on track to move into delaware this morning. but not going to last very long. those showers will be out of here this afternoon. we'll see lots of sunshine. the temperatures that are already warm in philadelphia at 65 degrees will warm to near 80 degrees this afternoon. your neighborhood forecast ahead at 4:30. urn
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everywhere, jerry garcia, auctioned at the brooklyn bowl for $1.9 million. the guitar named wolf was custom made for garcia. the instrument features a cartoon-like wolf image and played around the world from madison square garden to egypt so a great story. what would you rather have, talking about the disco floor? >> guitar. >> i'd rather have the floor though it's like -- it went for so much less. residents in washington, d.c. are getting new neighbors. how about the obamas for neighbors. after a few months testing out a home the obamas decided to purchase the property. the house previously owned by former white house press secretary joe lockhart sold for $8.1 million. the obamas plan to stay in d.c. at least until the youngest daughter sasha graduates from high school. >> it's all for the kids. >> of course it is. how would you like to be a
neighbor to knock on the door and give them a pie. or a welcome basket. >> may have a couple of security people to go through before that point. >> that small detail. 50 years ago the beatles releasing sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band. it's marching back to the top of the charts with hits like lucy in the sky. come on join me. with a little help from my friends, four grammys and named the best of all time by rolling stone. that starts a whole different conversation who you think the best album of all time. >> this is one of the biggest regret is giving up the vinyls because right about now you know, especially for our kids, young kids, they -- we need to saturate them with this. >> they love these. they come wack. >> you're watching "early today." we can't stay here! why? terrible toilet paper! i'll never get clean!
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politician attack, the councilman in the hospital after a run in with a a robber. revenue dips, new numbers for philadelphia soda tax shows the money collected fell short of the projections. >> a day at the beach. you want a trip to wildwood if you continue our shore tour. a busy morning here. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. . i'm tracy davidson. >> we're expecting a nice day today. bill henley has your first alert forecast. >> getting a pretty nice start this morning. wilmington in the clear. i am tracking a few showers that may make it to wilmington first thing this morning. the showers are moving through south central pennsylvania and
heading due east. that will be the last of the showers for today. it will be clearing out. we had seen some thunder and lightning, but the thunder has end ended. but we still have showers. and a bit of fog in some of the suburbs where it's a little cooler. not everybody is seeing that this morning. 62 now in new jersey. philadelphia at 65. you can see just a few clouds there. 72 degrees this morning. afternoon temperatures will be pushing towards the 80 degree mark in the suburbs. and into the low 80s for philadelphia and delaware. at the shore, a little cooler than inland areas at 7 7 degrees this afternoon. we'll show you when the fog will disappear and the showers will be out of here in ten minutes. first here's your traffic. >> 95 a problem early. earlier crash, but it actually looks like a tractor-trailer
that's involved. so we're getting that situation under control. the southbound side of 95 is still open. also watching for this construction where we have this closure from broad street to the expressway on the vine. so both directions will be there and closed with that construction project for the next half hour. at least until 5:00. so we'll keep our eyes on that. also watching this crash on upper moreland around welsh avenue. end iing with the bridges. a lot going on. clear on the walt. we're following a developing story in philadelphia. right now, david oh is in the hospital after a robber attacked him last night in philadelphia. police are looking for the robber. katie zachary is live. what do we know about the