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this morning on "early today," showdown in dartmouth. republican presidential candidates prepare to face off. millionaires march. wall street protesters plan to get up close and personal with some of new york city's wealthiest. and picking up steam. the world's oldest known running auto fetches a record amount at auction. hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with under pressure.
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republican presidential ran dates are in new hampshire gearing up for tone's economic-themed debate. the latest polls show mitt romney out in front while herman cain's recent surge in the polls will shine a brighter spotlight on him. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. each candidate has an agenda going into this debate tonight. mitt romney needs to maintain herman cain needs to show why he's moving up, and rick perry needs to prove he can survive. >> appreciate you being here today. >> reporter: front-runner mitt romney has a 37% lead in new hampshire where tonight's debate is supposed to focus on the economy. >> government will spend whatever you give them and then some. and so my view is, hey, guys, let's not talk about taking more of the money of the american people. let's talk about living within the means. >> reporter: but questions about romney's mormon faith are likely to surface tonight, along with criticism of the health plan he
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created as governor of massachusetts. >> time and again the white house has pointed to massachusetts law as the model for obama care. >> i agree with romney. >> reporter: romney called rick perry light on immigration. that could come up tonight. perry's raising lots of money but sinking in the polls after a poor debate performance. >> this debate this week will be very important for rick perry to prove himself he's in that top tier candidate status. >> reporter: businessman herman cain will show why he's surging ahead. he said he's ready forgo got ya questions. >> when people understand it, they will support it and demand it. >> that's part of what -- >> reporter: michele bachmann, jon huntsman, rick santorum will be looking to prove they need the tom nation or stay in the race. today president obama travels to pittsburgh to tour a union
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training facility and push his jobs plan there. >> tracie potts for us in washington, thanks so much. with protesters in new york showing no signs of letting up in their demonstrations against wall street and what they call corporate greed, they now plan to get a little personal. according to crane's new york business, today protesters are planning what's being called a millionaire's march. they will visit some of the homes of new york's wealthiest, including rupert murdoch and jp morgan chase's jamie dimond. mayor bloomberg has softened his stance on the demonstrators say they can express themselves as long as they stay within the law. 56% of americans are heard about the occupy wall street movement. 27% agree with the overall position. and 19% disagree. and now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. one california homeowner has
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a pricey repair job on their hands. a massive tree fell onto a house, causing $200,000 worth of damage. the tree also took out power lines, but it's unclear if any homes in the area lost power. one person inside the home at the time was not hurt. what caused the tree to fall is still unknown. a sting operation to catch car thieves netted horrible results for arlington, texas, police. a pickup truck used to bait thieves wound up parked in a living room after a suspected thief drove it into a home. no one was injured and police are still looking for the suspect. employees inside a pennsylvania cell phone store ran for their lives when a deer spent over an hour inside the shop, causing damage to a bathroom and knocking over a monitor before exiting out the front door. and finally in upstate new york, folks there had a smashing
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good time at the annual pumpkin drop. look at that guy go. gigantic gourd fell from 50 feet scattering prized tokens. spectators rushed in hoping to find the top prize, a $7 50 gas card. now for a look at your national and regional weather, bill karins. good morning to you, bill. >> i thought they were just picking up the seeds. >> that, too. what everyone did this weekend -- >> do you do the pumpkin seeds, put them in the oven, salt you. >> who doesn't? >> i don't believe you? >> it's a fall activity. >> do you stick your hand in. >> you don't think i'm a get your hands kind of person? you underestimate. >> no comment. good morning, everyone. amazing warmth yesterday. it's not often we say boston was one of the warmest locations in the country. yesterday you were at 85, only topped by phoenix, 88.
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incredible stretch for new england. that's now coming to an end. clouds have moved in overnight. it won't be completely cloudy but a thin overcast during much of the day. yesterday, everyone was once again warm. today it's going to be similar. not a lot of cold air coming your way but more cloud. you casee the moisture streaming up from florida. that's heading northward. in the carolinas don't expect anything in the way of sunshine. on and off rain through georgia, up through virginia throughout the afternoon. here's a look at the current radar. eastern north carolina has rain. raleigh, soon that will be arriving in your area. and numerous little areas of showers and storms right along the coast from charleston to myrtle beach to savannah, you'll be ducking the rain during the morning, even in atlanta we'll have showers, too. that will keep the temperatures down cool, only 67. much cooler in boston today, highs only in the 60s instead of the mid-80s. that's a look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. all the active weather is really in the east coast. we will see a few showers and
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storms in areas like st. louis. most of your day's going to be dry. that's mostly just a chance of an afternoon storm. albuquerque, new mexico, gorgeous, 71. well, the rain is going to head up the east coast. sooner or later that means big cities in the northeast. i'll tell you when coming up later. also coming up, more promises from europe to boost stocks, a banner iphone day and netflix eats crow. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, brad pitt learns the hard way on his new film, it's tougher to make movies than just act in them. coming up, the nba shoots an air ball and shocking performances by the lion and an antelope. you heard me right. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning.
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egypt's is accusing egypt's go government of failing to stop thugs and soldiers from turning a peaceful protest into clashes that killed at least 26 people, mostly christians. this weekend's incident was the worst sectarian violence since the uprising eight months ago. a new united nations report says suspected taliban fighters have been subjected to beatings, electric shock and other forms of torture in afghan-run detention centers based on interviews with more than 300 suspects linked to the insurgency. the findings raised questions about whether u.s. officials knew or should have known about what was happening. the afghan government challenged the allegations but also pledged to investigate them. seven people who spent almost a day at sea after their boat capsized off florida's coast have been rescue. the survivors, including a 4-year-old, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. one woman is missing and presumed dead. and an american treasure
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hunting company says it's found the sunken wreckage of a second english ship full of silver. it could contain up to $19 million in silver was torpedoed by germans during world war i. it's in the north atlantic about a 100 miles of a world war ii ship sunk believed to have $200 million in silver. an early look at one of the top health headlines on according to a study published monday there's no need for most people to take vitamin supplements and some may be linked to a higher risk of death in older women. the study found not only little justification for widespread dietary supplement use but that several commonly used vitamin and mineral supplements were associated with higher risk of total mortality. for more information on this and other health stories you can check out the health page at an early look at how wall street will kick off the day.
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the dow opens at 11,433 after surging 330 points yesterday. the s&p climbed 39 points. the nasdaq went up 86. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei gained 168 points. while in hong kong, the hang seng jumped 430. what a difference a few days can make. after last week's close encounter with bear territory, markets have made an impressive comeback. that rally continued in asia this morning where gains were driven by fresh optimism out of europe and news china bought up mainland banking shares to prop up its struggling market. back on the street, stocks surged after european leaders promised to come up with a solution to its debt crisis by the end of the month. that fueled the dow's biggest one-day gain in two months. aluminum maker alocoa jumped 4% ahead of the quarterly report which unofficially kicks off third quarter earning season
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today. reports yahoo's founder may take the company private sent its shares up 2%. preorders for apple's iphone 4s topped 1 million on its first day out of the gate, shattering the previous record sending apple shares up 5%. meanwhile, print nextel tumbled 8% on the costs of upgrading its network to carry the iphone. netflix finished 5% lower after initial rising on news it crashed its plan to split dvd rentals and streaming. spokesman for the new york stock exchange denied reports its website was disrupted twice yesterday. the hacking group anonymous threatened an attack. elsewhere, facebook released a long-awaited app for apple ipad users. the longest running automobile appears to be a solid investment. the steam powered car built in 1884 fetched a record-setting $4.6 million at auction.
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it was last sold in 2007 for about $3.5 million. coming up, the rangers slam the tigers. the cardinals knott the brewers. and a cycling hazard you have definitely never seen before. plus, five games into the season and the detroit lions, yes, the detroit lions, are undefeated. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. all the beautiful weather we've had in the great lakes and northeast is coming to an end. rain is on its way. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." [ female announcer ] at,
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports last night the texas rangers relied on a one-man wrecking crew against the detroit tigers in american league championship series. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. history made in the alcs and it took 11 innings to happen. game two, rangers/tigers. rangers down a run with nelson cruz crushed one. no doubt about that. solo shot tied the game 3-3. stayed that way until the 11th. sacks full and cruz again. this time a walkoff grand slam. first in postseason history. rangers are on cruise control leading 2-0. milwaukee where pujols put on a show.
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the plot thickened in the third. pujols drove one to deep center. morgan was there to make the grab but couldn't come up with it. cards up 5-0. how about the finale, another double, another run. take a bow, albert. four hits, five rbi. cards even the series with a 12-3 win. as many expected the nba has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. owners and players union met for seven hours yesterday and came up empty. two sides will remain in contact but no formal meetings have been scheduled. nfl, detroit hosting its first monday night game in over a decade. fans fired up and lions gave them reason to cheer. scoreless in the second. matt stafford up to calvin johnson, fought off the defender and are six. in the third, hit the hole and he was going 88 yards for the touchdown. somebody pinch me. the lions are 5-0 for the first time since 1956. they beat the bears 24-13. finally, we've seen great hits on football fields but nothing compares to this one in
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south africa. this cyclist was on a leisurely bike ride through the savanna when, look out, antelope crossing. bloond-sided by a fully grown antelope. he was okay. just a bit dazed. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >> imagine seeing that tackle in the nfl. coming up, one of the world's hottest celebrities unrecognizable in halloween makeup. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. most of us can't even dream of running a marathon. let alone finishing one. now imagine doing it 38 weeks pregnant. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. we are watching rain this morning down along the carolina coast heading northwards into virginia during the day today. that's the wet spot, atlanta, a few showers for you. we could have isolated showers out there, areas like st. louis. for the most part we're dry in the middle of the country. and then the rain is going to head northwards. d.c., philly and new york your wet weather arrives wednesday. if you're watching us on whdh 7 news in boston, mass, in nearby charleston, learn about the oldest floating warship at uss constitution museum. that's your early event of the day. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. hungry's film board must have
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been thrilled have to brad pitt shooting there but hungary's antiterrorism board not so much. a s.w.a.t. team raided a budapest museum. police seized 85 fully functional military-style assault rifles which were supposed to be nonfunctional. "u.s. weekly" reports the movie is over budget, over schedule and pitt is said to be furious with the foulup. the 1949 triumph trophy tr-a ridden by the fonz in "happy days" is expected to go for $90,000 despite the bike not even working for years and the fact that actor henry winkler never rode it. he was just pushed around by scenes for. can you get which halloween-ready celebrity this is. bill, any takers? any guesses? nothing, nothing. >> no. >> okay. not surprising. it's difficult.
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it was a twitpic put up by katy perry. she was asking her followers, be honest, do i look tired? >> it would be better if you put up a real picture and asked if i knew who she was. >> we need to get you out of the house. this comes from wmaq nbc 5 chicago, illinois, where one runner's post marathon celebration was crashed. amber welcomed her second child june just a few hours after finishing the chicago marathon. >> craziest thing. >> i know. mind-boggling. pregnancy has never stopped amber from running in marathons. she ran one in june while 17 weeks pregnant. so, with her doctor's okay, she ran this weekend, expecting to only finish about half. well, she did cross the finish line, contractions cut her celebration short, though, and left her with quite a reward. 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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it is 4:28 in the morning. we have 65 degrees here in the nation's capital. some cloudy skies as well. good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 11th, 2011. in the news, a major victory for the occupy d.c. demonstrators in washington. u.s. park police extended their permit for four months, a move that will allow them to stay in
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freedom plaza through valentine's day. they extended the move to the group shortly after the 2:00 deadline for them to remove their tents, sleeping gear, and other stuff from the plaza. the demonstrations have been going on for 11 days now. the self-styled 2011 stop the machine demonstration was set to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. it carries an anti-war and anti-corporate greed message. >> in 2010 there were 30,000 climate refugees just in aids ya alone, and hundreds of thousands of people died from climate related issues. >> i think it's good to give them some more time to go on with their protests on corporate america. >> protesters agreed to share freedom plaza with other groups, including the parade for the martin luther king jr. memorial dedication that will take place this weekend. organizers are expecting smaller crowds than


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