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i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com this morning on "early today," shock wave. a frantic search for survivors is under way after sunday's deaf stath earthquake in turkey. money pit? a government report slams u.s. police training efforts in iraq. and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a 21st century upgrade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with tragedy in turkey. rebels are digging through
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rubble this morning after a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck with the country's border are iran on tuesday. at least 217 people are dead, hundreds more injured, and authorities fear that death toll could rise dramatically in the days ahead. emily morgan from itn reports. >> reporter: grimacing and in pain, but alive, this woman was pulled out after eight hours under rubble. rescuers have been looking for residents trapped by concrete. this was a seven-story building in vam, demolished in a split second as locals watched from below, workers continued the painstaking task of looking and listening. the sounds of cutting machining
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throughout the evening raised hopes of just who was being freed while everywhere, poignant reminders of life. this woman says she fled the building when she felt the tremor. she hopes her friend who lives here, too, is alive. the lucky ones staggered free from the carnage over the scramble of the ruins trying to find friends and neighbors. this st a region crisscrossed by geological faults, small earthquakes almost a daily occurrence. it doesn't alter the pain about what's happened, but it raises questions about how will the country's authorities were prepared. as dozens of aftershocks continued to hit, it may take much more to reassure them. the ahead of libya's
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transitional government has declared the country officially liberated. residents filled the streets in the eastern city of benghazi sunday. president obama urged the fledgeling government to respect human rights and secure weapons as it works towards free and fair elections. meanwhile, as president obama's jobs bill remains load blocked in congress, he's prepared to launch a fresh initiative aimed as helping americans hold on to their homes as well as cash strapped students. brian, good morning to you. >> good morning. later today, we're expecting president obama to reveal a new battle cry, we can't wait. it's aimed at congressional republicans have have bottled up his jobs bill in the senate. the idea here is the turn up the heat, turn the public against congress and finally get them
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moving. also today, the president is expected to be in las vegas, the epicenter of the housing bust where he is expected to announce new rules for federally guaranteed mortgages designed to make life easier for people who are upside down and trying to get right side up again. wednesday, the president will be in denver announcing policy changes designed to unburden people struggling with their student loans. out west, the president is going to hold a series of campaign fund razors designed to fatten up his war chest. he will be in nevada and colorado, battleground states he'll need next fall. he's be on friendly deer ground in los angeles and san francisco. >> brian, thank you. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. as many as 28 people were thrown off a hay ride in ohio when its allegedly intoxicated driver veered off the road sand saturday night, injuring dozens
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by causing two trailers to overturn. injuries varied from bruises to broken bones. police arrested the driver on multiple charges, including aggravated vehicular assault. a heated exchange between occupy albany demonstrate everies and a couple of hecklers erupted into a brief brawl saturday night. a few punches were thrown before critics said the demonstrators were taken away. one was taken into custody but not arrested. a kiss in a connecticut high school play has stirred up some controversy. a group of parents and students have voiced opposition to the play zana don't, an ironic mu c musical about a high school where being gay is not only accepted, but it's the norm. school officials say the musical's goal is to teach tolerance. finally, fantasy fest in key west is under way with full
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schedule of street parties and, of course, a costume contest. since its debut in 1979, the event has created a setting where thousands of revellers indulge in pageantentry throughout the tep-day event. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. do you have your costume all picked out? >> i don't, actually. >> the kids, though? >> they're all set. >> just play the dad. >> we work on that every day. good morning, everyone. let's talk about the tropical season. we're not done yet, unfortunately. if you're all the wie down there in far southern portions of florida, that's one of the areas that we have to watch closely. we have a tropical storm we're going to be dealing with possibly around cancun and the yucatan as we go throughout the days ahead. today, the big weather story out there is heading through the great lakes. there's a cold front slicing through, rain around detroit and
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northern ohio. that's going to eventually move to areas like buffalo, syracuse and pittsburgh. those are some areas that you need to carry your umbrella with you. d.c. should be around 70. atlanta looks nice, too. beautiful weather has returned to the central plains. 80 in kansas city. enjoy that while it lasts. you know cooler air is on the way. what's going to happen over the next few days will be dramatic. we have a storm system coming down here developing in the rockies. we're at 79 today in denver. look what happens tomorrow. we have winter storm watching up in many areas and the temperatures are going to plunge in denver. tuesday night and wednesday, we could get some accumulating snow. it will be crazy scene to watch. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. in new york, 64 and sunny, not bad. charlotte looks good, too. many areas of the east are going to be dry once again. it's really up around detroit, pittsburgh, through ohio and southern michigan that you need the umbrella early today. we'll talk more about this new
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tropical system, tropical storm renee when we come back on the show. >> thanks, bill. also coming up, still waiting for a european debt deal, the latest company stalking yahoo!. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, a low bijt fright flick scares up a record setting weekend at the box office. come uppiing up, game four world series, the packers remain unbeaten and tim tebow delivers. 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. a newly implemented state department program to train iraqi police lacks focus could become a financial bottomless pit and may not even be wanted by iraqis. that's all according to a report
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by the u.s. inspector general for iraq reconstruction which also says the department failed to develop a detailed plan for the training. this comes just days after president obama announced the withdrawal of troops by year's end. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton warnings iran that they should not misread that troop withdrawal decision, saying the u.s. will continue to have a strong presence in the region. argentine president christina fernandez has won a land slide re-election with one of the widest victory margins in the country. and lady liberty is going high tech for her 125e birthday. five torch cams will go online friday, allowing viewers to see various angles of the statue as well as new york harbor all in realtime. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,808 after pike the 67 points on friday.
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the s&p climbed 22 points. the nasdaq rose 38. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei jumped 165 points while in hong kong the hang seng zoomed 746. traders start off the week in limbo as european leaders made some progress on the debt crisis sunday but put all final decisions until a second summit wednesday. germany's angela merkel muscled out fran's nicolas sarkozy over using european central bank funds to fight the crisis. instead, europe may turn to china and brazil for help propping up its teeter b bond market. sharp differences remain over lows private holders of greek bonds will have to accept. meanwhile, australia's prime minister, julia gillard, a group of 20 leader said what many are thinking when they blasted european leaders today for their lack of options and results.
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the u.s. will likely lose its aaa credit rating from another major agency in late november or early december because congress will fail to address on a deficit cutting plan. watch yahoo! today, "the wall street journal" reports google has talked to at least two private equity firms about helping to finance a deal to buy yahoo!. mcdonald's is considering its third price hike of the year, blaming rising costs of beef and labor. elsewhere, gas is up almost 5 cents over the past two weeks. the nationwide average for a gallon of regular is $3.47. after publishers simon and shuster spread up its release by a month, the authorized biography of apple co-founder steve jobs goes on sale this week. finally, a tooth the late beatle john lennon gave his housekeeper goes on auction next month in london with a starting
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price of just under $16,000. the jets fly, the packers roll and the bears invade london. plus, a back and forth world series filled with good pitching and lots of long balls. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. only in denver can it feel like summer one day and winter the next. that's going to happen tomorrow. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, in what up to now has been a seesaw world series, last night, it was the texas rangers turn. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. after scoring 16 runs on saturday, the cards couldn't get anything going last night against the rangers. game four of the world series, ron washington needed a good start, and they got it. but no second-guessing what mike napoli can do. third home run of the postseason. rangers led it, 4-0 with one big seen. feliz came in to close it out. rangers bounce back, game in the world series with the win.
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football plaxico burriss has been relatively quiet until now. matched a career high four touchdowns. jets won it, 27-21. now to minnesota where the vikings look to kick the packers where it hurts. but this is the only shot they got. aaron rodgers, greg jennings leisurely strolling into the send zone. packers won it, 33-27. they're the only unbeaten team of the lead. after winning the first five games of the season, suddenly the lions lost two in a row. bucs and bears paid across the pond in merry old england. 183 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. bears traveled 4,000 miles for a 24-18 win. finally, tim tebow got his first start of the season and with it his first come-from-behind victory. rally the broncos against the dolphins. tebow, at the line, punched it
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in himself. there was a 52-yard field goal for the win. the legend of tebow continues to grow. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. if you're the winner of america's highest award for humor. and which movie star's dress sold this weekend for hundreds of thousands of dollars? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, you know him best for what he does with his monologue, but we'll show you what he did this weekend with his motorcycle. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today" on this monday morning. just when you thought the hurricane season was just about over, it looks like we have another storm to deal with, tropical storm renee. it's located in the warm waters of the western caribbean. this is where they can really get big. remember hurricane wilma? that is where this one is going to storm. this is going to scare cuba, possibly bermuda and could head up to key west and south florida. we need to watch this one closely. if you're watching us from buffalo, new york, see snakes, lizards and turtles, animals that look very different, but share some of the same straights at the buffalo zoo. that's your "early today" event of the day. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment.
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the low budget fright thriller " "paranormal activity 3" took in far more than expected, $54 million, opening number one ever for a horror movie. it topped the $50 million plus. among other new releases, the high tech 3d the three musk musketeers came in at number two. it's will happen already taken in $100 million overseas, a huge international hit. elsewhere, b will ferrell was awarded the nation's top prize for sattire last night, the mark twain prize for america's humor from the kennedy center for the performing arts.
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and finally, over the weekend at an auction in china, a address marilyn monroe wore in the film river of no return" sold for over $500,000. this comes to us from knbc nbc 4 in los angeles, california, where nbc's late night funny man hit the road for a cause that's no laughing matter. "tonight show" host jay leno and other bikers revved up for the 24th annual love ride. this year it raised money for autism speaks, an organization funding research into a cure for auti autism. 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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our time right now is 4:28. we have 51 degrees here in the nation's capital. good morning to you. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and welcome back to joe krebs. >> thank you very much. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this monday, october 24th, 2011. the trial for the woman accused of murdering her coworker at a yoeo clothing stoe in maryland will start today. >> brittany norwood is accused of killing jayna murray back in march.
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>> reporter: the crime scene, an upscale yoga shop in the heart of bethesda row. the victim, a well-liked employee named jayna murray. the suspect, coworker brittany more wood, who had a troubled past. norwood goes on trial monday on first degree murder charges that could land her in prison for the rest of her life. police say it was all over a workplace dispute. >> it was a dispute between the two women. we do have witnesses that were in the apple store that heard two females arguing. >> reporter: authorities say norwood beat murray to death inside the store back in march then pretended to be a victim to cover up her crime. >> it doesn't make any sense to any of us. it's terrible. >> reporter: when norwood and murray were discovered the next day, norwood said men in masks had come into the store at closing time, killed murray, and sexually assaulted them. police determined later that norwood had self-inflicted wounds and had tied herself up. they also found

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