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this morning on "early today," dangerous dose. there is new information about what drug was given to michael jackson and by whom on the night the pop star died. holding sway. time lapse video shows what subway trains do when they pass over a 100-year-old new york city bridge. and flip out. things go spectacularly wrong at a washington state boat race. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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this is "early today" for tuesday, jewel 28th, 2009. hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. today we begin with the michael jackson mystery. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that michael jackson's doctor administered a powerful drug the night the late pop star died. those sources confirm dr. murray did give jackson the prescription sedative. according to the associated press, jackson regularly relied on the drug to sleep with doctors, then stopping the intravenous drip in his room whenever it was time for jackson to wake up. still, we do not know exactly what killed jackson. toxicology results have not been released. they are expected later this week. federal officials say seven men in north carolina was ind t indicted of planning a coup
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overseas. boyd is accused of encouraging others to engage in jihad, offering milita-styleso travel and offering money to aid overseas travel. some went to israel in 2007 to aid tax. they later returned without going through with the plan. the men are charged with providing material support to terrorism, punishable by life in prison. at least two are lede more missing after a passenger boat filled with immigrants capsized near the turks and caicos islands. there were as many as 200 abroad when the ves00l veered in v i a reef. rescuers have been working throughout the night to rescue 113 passengers lefttdrasend on the reef. a coast cord helicopter is expected to arrive this morning and step up the search. the rest of the missing are
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feared dead. a president, a professional and a policeman walk into a bar. you think you've heard this one? well, it is no joke. later this week, perhaps thursday, present obama will be meeting with the black professor and the white police officer at the center of a national debate on charges of racism. the president said the officer acted stupidly. now the three will have some drinks. as far as what the president is serving his gusts? suds are probably on tap. yesterday, the space shuttle "endeavour" finished off its mission. astronauts put the finishing touches on the $2.4 billion japanese liberty on monday. during their fifth and spinal spacewalk the team of two vethted 225 miles ase asey they attached two tv cameras to
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the newlyth installed experimen platform. in addition to rewiring a circuit for the system. the "endeavour" crew is scheduled to dock later today. here's a look at other stories making news today. a hydroplane driver is okay. the plane flew up in the air and hit backward. it eventually landed upside down. unbelievably that driver survived that crash without any injury. a house explodeed in kentucky. a surveillance camera at a nearby business captured that moment on tape. it blew the windows out of a nearby business. investigators say natural gas is likely the cause. an accident in texas made
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for highway barbecue. a track overturned spilling frozen beef to thaw in the sun. it shut down the highway for three and a half hours. wisconsin citizens got a look at what space travel may be look. virgin airlines plans to use plans for future space travel. it's built to climb to 50,000 feet before rocketing a spaceship off into the final frontier. save up your air miles. for a look at the national and regional weather, here's bill kari with the weather channel forecast. good morning. >> good morning to you, dan. finally feels like summer. only took, five, six weeks. the whole country is in a summer weather pattern. look how hot it is. the heat wave is taking place in the northwest. seattle was 89 yesterday.
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a lot of areas near there was 100 yesterday. it was 103 yesterday. in the east, temperatures were finally warm. boston, warmest you've been 87. we had a lot of showers and storms pop up in the max heating of the day. i know savannah, georgia, you had horrible thunderstorms with fla flooding last night. we saw snowstorms south florida. a couple went through new york city. big bermudas high. dominant weather factor pumping up the humidity. once again, we'll see warm temperatures during the morning. afternoon showers and storms, florida and then in the southeast, also the great lakes. should be a relatively dry day. warm from boston through the mid-atlantic. that's your national forecast. here's a look at the weather outside your window. sunshine and warm conditions for new england.
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enjoy the nice summer weather pattern. i know it hasn't been all that warm this summer so far. we should be at least mid-80s from albany to pittsburgh. some areas could be near 90 from d.c. to philadelphia. dan, it looks like we're in the summer weather pattern. it's not going anywhere. it will be warm and humid. i think a lot of people will enjoy it. >> we're done with the rain for a while. we'll keep this into maybe say, december. >> let's not push it. new home sales jumped, more layoffs at verizon. clamping down on naked traders. your early morning business headlines straight ahead. plus, her character on "sex and the city" was a sexual adventurer. you won't believe what she found out about her own family's scandalous sexual past. michael vick reinstated. could pete rose be pardoned? it was a grand dayo in baseball. we'll show you why. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. welcome back to "early today," everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. here are some of the top headlines this tuesday morning. in northern nigeria, radical islamic litants attacked police stations, churches and government buildings. they're the latest attacks in a wave of violence that reportedly killed 55 people. the group opposed to western education appears to be at the root of this current unrest. in a sign of improving relations with cuba, the u.s. has turned off a giant electronic sign that's attached to the u.s. diplomatic mission in havana. for years, it displayed pro democracy and human rights messages to cubans that infuriated cuban leaders. a california judge has appointed a guardian to monitor the money made by the octuplets of nadia suleman. a petition was filed by a former child actor.
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suleman's octuplets will star in a reality show this fall. a camera capturing a time lapse every time cars cross on the brooklyn bridge. here's an early look at how wall street will kick off. the dow opens at 9108. the s&p gained day and the nasdaq edged up one point. in tokyo, the nikkei closed down a point. in hong kong, the hang seng shot up 372 points. wall street breathe a sigh of relief with more signs the worst of the economic downturn has passed. investors were able to sustain a two-week rally, even in the face of downbeat corporate and economic earnings reports. the dow jones eked out a
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15-point gain, which a couple of weeks ago, investors would have taken the money and run. the worst of yesterdas news was perhaps from verizon. the nation's largest wireless carrier reported a 21% drop in second quarter profit. it announced more than 8,000 job cuts before the end of the year. on the plus side though, government data showed new home sales. the fastest june increase in more than eight years. buyers are jumping on low interest rates and reduced prices and taking advantage of the federal tax credit for first time homeowners. as far as economic recovery, we'll find out more on friday. that's when the government reports on the second quarter's gdp. analysts say the economy shrank at 1.5%. it's not great but it's far better than the decline of 5.5% in the first quarter and 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2008. meanwhile, the government is trying to hold on to the recovery and hold off another crisis. federal regulators made permanent an emergency rule
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banning so-called naked short selling. short selling is when a trader borrows stocks and hopes to resell them and pocketing the profit. naked short-sellers sell stocks that only technically exist in cyberspace. that is what is now banned. speaking of shares, the federal government plans to sell its holdings in general motors and chrysler as quickly as it can. officials save the sells won't come all at once. more money might be made following an initial public offering. people blame lawmakers for not getting things done. in india, they have a pretty good excuse. a stray snake brought parliament to a standstill for several hours on thursday. wildlife officials searched unsuccessfully for a suspected king cobra. better than a filibuster. a reinstatement in football.
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a possible pardon in baseball. grand slams galore. including one guy for whom one grand salami wasn't enough. >> our incident-summer heat wave friends south texas through the west coast. eaou'rcao ihiwatcngco up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, everyone. i'm barbara harrison. i'm joe krebs. breaking news. a maryland nightclub is destroyed by fire. big changes for major commuter route. how this will impact traffic congestion during rush hour. a man beat in a church parking lot is talking about the horrific ordeal. in the tough eco
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, disgraced quarterback michael vick is one step closer to returning to the nfl. that's if he can find a team willing to sign him. here's fred roggin with an early look at your sports headlines. >> after two years in federal custody and out of if believe, michael vick received a seconds chance from the nfl. commissioner goodell reinstated him yesterday. he could play in the regular seasonal as early as october. however,ick still needs to find a team willing to sign him but can can immediately take part in practices, workouts meetings and play in the final preseason gamtz. once the season begins, goodell said he would consider full reinstatement. vick served a sentence for taking part in a dogfighting
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scheme. 20 years after being banned for life in baseball, te rose may be pardoned by the commissioner. the new york daily news reports some behind the scenes lobbying from hank aaron and joe robinson has selig considering lifting the life-time suspension. to new york where the mets are showing competitive fire. new york rallied, scoring six straight, including a grand slam in the eighth. the mets won it 7-3. they've won three in a roach. what a night for josh willingham for the nationals. not only did he hit one grand slam but twice. the odds are rare. only the 13th player in history to accomplish such a feat. he finished with eight rbis. milwaukee lost to washington, 14-6.
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cubs hosting the astros. tied at one in the 13th. soriano at the plate. walk-off grand slam to end it. th crowd, ecstatic. why not? the cubs won it 5-1. afterwards, soriano received the good old shaving cream in the face. that's your early look at sports on "early today." engine trouble for katie holmes and jessica simpson can't get passed the gate. your early morning entertainment headlines straight ahead. plus, get readto s ay to x as we bring you a trio of baby tigers from the wild plains of south dakota.
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good tuesday morning. here's your forecast for toda another warm day. southern new england through the d.c. area, upper 80s for puff it should be dry too. we are going to see isolated storms from tallahassee to orlando. more storms moving in atlanta. that mess on wednesday comes into the eastern seaboard. we could see a wide coverage of storms by wednesday afternoon. if you're watching us on wbal tv 11 in baltimore, maryland, kids and adults wl love chagall for children. an interactive exhibit that
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explores the whimsical paintings of mark chagall. >> that's not chagall for children? i'm leaving that one out there, i'm sorry. >> turn the page. >> here's an early look at headlines in entertainment. how ugly have things gotten between exs, tony romo and jessica simpson, u.s. weekly reports that romo gave his gated community red alert orders not to admit simpson. this weekend, marc anthony threw his wife a birthday party this weekend. she threw the mandatory temper at that point rum over guests arriving left. lopez also upset that pals tom cruise and kate holmes didn't show up. katie was filming in australia. she narrowly escaped serious
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injury, when a battery exploded, setting a car she was near on fire. kim cattrall goes on a show called, who do you think you are? she was curious about a grandfather who disappeared in 1939. he was a bigamist who ran away with and married another woman. this comes to us now from kdlt-tv in sioux falls, south dakota, where three rare tiger cubs are just strching their legs. the newborn trio are amour tigers. since their overstressed mom can't feed them, zookeepers working around-the-clock. the cubs are kitten-sized now and cuddly. they were eventually grow to over 600 pounds. they don't make good pets. i'm dan kloeffler and this is "early today." your fiop
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beautiful morning out there. on the warm side. 73 degrees right now. a little bit muggy. good morning. welcome. i'm barbara harrison. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. breaking news off the top this morning. a famous go-go bar in prince george's joint has burned to the ground. the brian manner went up in flames just after 2:00 this morning. the shahall is on southern aven in oxnard hill. no one was injured in the fire. we do have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you details later in in newscast. let's start off with weather. >> let's do that. good morning, chuck. >> welcome to datuestuesday. e. sttiidky mp tuturatenky sese. temperatures in the low to mid 70s across the idarea.
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70 the dew point close to the 70-degree mark. isy eels quite quithggug mo g.rn hy morning. t at of t rain. will gefod t il w be a mos hadlehitunzy ha s ande tymi . s tayod 88bs tay suburbs to abshwaongtinow. washington. be ready for a very july-like afternoon. >> thank you. let's see what kind of rush hour we have to be ready for. here's jerry edwards. >> good morning. >> good morning. so far so good. nice and quiet out there s far. 270 southbound no early worries. looking good at the wilson bridge. 95, 395 and 66 all is well. short and sweet. barbara and joe, back to you. >> we'll see you in a few minutes. here's a look at four big stories happening today. drivers using the chain bridge should expect lane changes. work crews created a separate lane for drivers turning right on route 123 as they leave the city. that way drivers who need to
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turn won't get stuck waiting to go straight. crews repositioned construction barriers and restriped the roadway to make the changes. bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a health care compromise. president obama is doing another town hall meeting today on health care as he keeps up the drum beat for an overhaul. it the president can expect questions on how the plan will affect seniors. scott rogutiller who workse women's clinic is known for performing late term abortions. "endeavour" will undock later this afternoon. it weather permits "endeavour" from landing on friday it will have another chance on saturday
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and sunday as well. it seems like everyone is trying to save money these days and thanks to one texas company, it just got easier. >> that company created a program that helps you find the best deals on everything by using your cell phones. christie nelson reports. >> i'm still ahead of them. >> reporter: just nine month ago alexander and ryland launched smart savvy. >> if you want to be more informed, it could be great application for you. >> reporter: you use the cameroon your phone to scan the bar code of whatever you're thinking of buying. >> we search for the prices at that time. >> reporter: shop savvy finds the best prices on that item and sends that information back to your phone so you know if you're getting a good deal. after scanning this book, we know it's available online for $4 and in local stores for $15.
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>> it finds the best prices on the internet and at nearby stores. >> reporter: the newest version is faster and more accurate than the original and can tell you which store has the items. >> we can tell you walmart teses it for cheaper and which store has it in stock. >> we have millions of users. we have 20,000 retailers. 20 million products in the system. >> reporter: when you hear that sound, it is savings calling. >> that was christie nelson report. shop savvy is free to download currently available for motored phones. a version for apple should be available in mid august.

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