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i always like to say there is a bull market somewhere. i promise i will try to find it for you on "mad money." i'm jim cramer, i'll see you tomorrow. rnbc-universal televisn lawyers for trayvon martin can't find them and are stepping aside. and betrayal the republican presidential field narrows as rick santorum ends his bid for the white house. scientists unveil a largely intact 42,000-year-old animal. captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning i'm lynn berry. today we begin with suspenseful wait. the florida special prosecutor in the trayvon martin case says
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the next 72 hours she will release new information from her investigation. it's her job to decide whether george zimmerman will face charges in the death of the unarmed teenager. jay gray reports. >> reporter: like so much in the. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: the announcement was sudden and jarring. >> we lost contact with him, up to this point we had contact every day. he has gone on his own, i am not sure what he's doing or who he's talking to but at this point we're withdrawing as counsel. >> reporter: the now former attorneys for george zimmerman aren't sure where he is, haven't talked to him in days and they are worried. >> george zimmerman in our opinion and information made available to us is not doing we'll motill spaz emotionally m
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>> reporter: concerned he reached out to angela corey. >> one of the things every defense attorney tells is client is don't talk to the prosecutorors cops or anybody. >> reporter: corey refused to talk at the man at the center of the investigation but representatives of the martin family are talking tonight. >> we're very surprised. >> reporter: and frustrated. the parents concerned about the latest twist. >> today the killer of trayvon martin is unaccounted for, that is extremely troubling for them. in fact we are really concerned whether or not he's a flight risk. they said he was not in the state of florida. and so we're concerned if he's ever going to be brought to justice. >> reporter: a question that his parents and supporters have been asking for more than a month now. jay gray, nbc news, sanford, florida. to politics, where the
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contenders vying for the republican presidential nomination is smaller this morning after former pennsylvania senator rick santorum dropped out of the race yesterday. tracie potts has more for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: santorum is not done fighting but for now done seeking the nomination that leaves it wide open for mitt romney to capture. romney's reaction this has been a good day for me, he's now able to focus forward to the fall campaign with president obama assuming he gets that nomination. newt gingrich says i'm skill here, i'm still campaigning, not dropping out, neither is ron paul but neither one of them close to getting the nomination. president obama is focusing not on romney specifically but on his wealth and that of millionaires who he says should pay a larger chunk of their
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income in taxes. the president spent the day in florida talking about that indicating that romney's wealth could become a big issue in the fall campaign. >> tracie, thank you. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america, in california, a scare. 400 pound black bear made its way out of the mountains right in a residential neighborhood. it crawled across cars and could be seen attempting to climb a fence. fish and game wardens were able to use a tranquilizer dart on the bear, capturing it and set it back in the wild. in oregon, more than 20 people swarmed in a convenience store in suspect fed flash mob robbery. similar robberies nation-wide may have been organized through social media. a freeway chase came to a violent end.
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balls with pepper spray were shot at the man after the man stumbled out of the vehicle. it shut down a highway in both directions. in new york, if you can't get away from working out at the gym, that is no excuse. one office installed computers attached to treadmills, you can work and work out at the same time. no escaping it. one employee started out slow and says you don't realize you're burning calories while you're earning your paycheck. now for a look at national and regional weather, a skeptical meterologist bill karins, you don't think that will work? >> it would be interesting. >> i'm not sure we could do that. be distracting. >> i have like five computers, it would be quite the set-up. good morning, everyone. this morning a cold morning, another dry morning, we certainly need the rainfall in the eastern half of the country. getting in a dangerous
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situation, our droughts are increasing. usually springtime we have the snow melt, we didn't have the snow and now haven't had the rain. the cold dry air is filtering down. freeze warnings, minneapolis, chicago, ohio valley. here is the freeze line through dakotas, through iowa and just south of chicago, in indianapol indianapolis. a shot of cold air, growing season well underway in these areas, some of the magnolia trees can get damaged. as far as the northeast, more showers this afternoon, also still have a little bit of wet weather, we didn't have too much severe storms yesterday with you still showers and downpours, north of oklahoma city near tulsa, fort smith, little rock area. if you're in those locations bring the umbrella with you we could see scattered storms, dry and chilly in the northern planes and warm and moist in texas. everyone else, very quiet. that is a look at the national forecast, here is weather outside your window.
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in denver, we will see a chance of afternoon storms, most of the day dry, some of the storms in the front range could be on the strong side, temperatures warm there, too, getting in the mid 70s. beautiful weather in atlanta after a chilly start, nice afternoon. the big story, no rain. we haven't had a lot of rain on the eastern seaboard this spring. bill, thanks so much. >> alcoa kicks off earnings, as if filing taxes wasn't enough, what you need to know about tax day. the business headlines are straight ahead. everyone knows the simpsons live in springfield, now we know which springfield. >> ozzie guillen apologized, the boys in blue celebrate dodger stadium in style, you're watching "early today."
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good morning welcome back to "early today" i am lynn berry. north korea is loading fuel they mplan to launch in orbit. the u.s. is urging the mission be cancelled because of the ban on tests. a south korean airliner made an emergency landing in canada under escort from two american fighter jets. the flight to seoul was diverted after takeover from vancouver after a telephone bomb threat. syrian troops continue attacks on opposition forces but kofi annan insists syria will respect a cease fire starting tomorrow. u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, says syria is now becoming a regional security issue. the maryland winners of part of the giant mega millions jackpot came forward to accept their big checks, $218 million.
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but they kept their faces hidden and they wore gloves. the trio, a man and two women who work in public schools, call themselves the three amigos and will keep working. good for them. and a 42,000-year-old baby wooly mammoth is going on display in asia. it was frozen in the ice age, while she lost most of her hair, otherwise she is the best-preserved wooly mammoth ever found. now here is an early look at one of the top health lines on msn the risk of dental x-raies done before ten, can increase brain tumors. the tumors are usually not malignant. people should not stop going to the dentist but discuss minimizing exposure ton. for more information on this
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and other stories check out "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil screening kit. this is a look how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 12,715 after tumbling 213 yesterday. s & p dropped 23 points, nasdaq sank 55. in tokyo the nikkei fell 79 points, in hong kong the hang seng dipped 215. upbeat earnings after the bale from alcoa could bring cheer. after the market closed it was the first blue chip out of the earnings gate. the aluminum maker reported much better quarterly than wall street expected hoping an end to the five day losing streak. yesterday, wall street suffered the worst loss of the year. investors are worried a
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brewing debt crisis in spain. the dollar tresh rasuries and g as investors searched for safer bets. the nasdaq finish eed below 3,000 a month. apple hit $600 million tuesday before joining the downward trend. best buy took a hit after the ceo resigned and the company investigation into his "personal conduct." home builders lennar and pulte tumbled 6%. caterpillar led industrial lowers after march sales in china plunged 50%. nevis lost on news the fda will review a weight loss drug for three months. grocery chain super value jumped 15% on full year forecast. finally, death and taxes may be along life's few certainties,
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come on people let's try to prevent a double whammy. traffic accident deaths have risen by 6% on tax day for each of the last 30 years. please, let's all chill out, get some sleep, and be sure not to hit the bottle before hitting the road on april 17th or any other day. coming up the braves get a boost, celtics beat the heat, no rose, no problem for the chicago bulls. plus a game-winning homer by a birthday boy on dodger stadium's 50th anniversary. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >> another spring day, cool and rainy weather on the west coast, we need it on the east coast, your forecast 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, scandal has claimed the job of yet another major college football coach, here is mario solis with an early look at the sports headlines. good morning. we'll start with big news from college football the university of arkansas fired head roach bobby petrino after lying about a relationship with a 25-year-old coworker and her involvement in a accident. the married father of four
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mislead the school when arkansas hired his mistress as student athlete coordinator. baseball, it wasn't just another home opener for the dodger, the 50th anniversary. this one had an ending out of a script. andre ethier, hitting the game winner, on his 30th birthday. the dodgers beat the pirates 2-1. yankees and orioles, raul ibanez rallied to win in the 12th. >> chipper jones returning, hit in the first at-bat. in the second, ab, this happens, a two-run bomb, chipper is back and so are the braves getting the first w of the year with the 6-4 win over the stros. the marlins suspended ozzie guillen five games for commenting about his admiration about his leader of fidel castro. he apologized yesterday calling
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it the worst mistake of his life. derrick rose sitting out another game and the bulls getting another win. hard to believe chicago might be better without the mvp. the bulls avenging the loss to the knicks with a win. with everyone talking about the bulls, knicks and heat you can't overlook the celtics. they are moving up the standings, giving miami more than they handle. boston wins 115-107. kristin wiig talks about leaving snl. they say the more likely you are to need an alarm clock the more likely it is not to wake you up. one inventor thinks he has the answer. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today" on this wednesday. cold chilly morning, a few showers in new england, a few thunderstorms in the midwest. most areas will remain dry. not a lot of wet weather today. we slowly warm it up tomorrow in areas chilly this morning like chicago, up to minneapolis. if you're watching us on wxia, 11 live in atlanta, georgia learn stories told through artifacts.
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titanic the artifact exhibition. for years the viewers of the simpsons have wondered whi eed live in? >> illinois. it's named after springfield, oregon. near portland. lived on a street named evergreen terrace. english boy band "one direction" is being sued by a group which filed for a trademark on the name first. they want the group to change their name and they are suing cowell's record label and sony music for a million dollars in damages. kristen wiig has spoken out about leaving saturday night live. she was asked about it on alec baldwin's podcast and says everyone has to leave.
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she added when she does, it won't be because she is sick of it or because she has something better, it will be because it's time. >> she broke my heart. this comes to us from hoboken, new jersey, in the battle of sleep the alarm clock has won out. if that sound drives you crazy, that is the point. it's rigged so you can't turn it off until you get out of the bed, head to the bathroom and type in a code. that code changes daily you have to stop and think about it every time but not foolproof, it might not survive if you smash it. >> he shouldn't survive. >> it's self-inflicted. i'm lynn berry. this is "early today" the first stop of the day, today on nur nbc station.
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good wednesday morning. don't make the same mistake i made today. you will need a coated when you walk outside this morning. >> you left your coat at home? >> sure did. didn't even bring it in the car. >> didn't you pay attention? tom said it's going to cool down. >> good thing you're paying attention. good morning, everyone, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" on this wednesday, april 11, 2012. an investigation at an unoccupied building where a fire broke out on bladensburg road. police had to close down new york avenue between bladensburg road and montana avenue for a couple of hours while firefighters battled the fire.
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all lanes are now back open. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. no report of any injuries. this afternoon, trayvon martin's parents will hold a news conference with al sharpton in d.c. this comes after george zimmerman's lawyers dropped the case. zimmerman was acting as a neighborhood watch volunteer when he shot and killed the 17-year-old in february. he says he acted in self-defense. martin was not armed. the case sparked protests across the country over allegations that the killing was racial. after receiving threats on his life, zimmerman was forced into hiding. his lawyers or former lawyers now say that they were in daily contact with him until sunday. >> as of now, we're withdrawing as counsel for mr. zimmerman. we've lost contact with. much to this point we've had contact every day. he's gone on his own. i'm not sure what he's doing or who he's talking to. >> a lawyer for trayvon martin's family issued a statement, saying, "the family isce


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