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like the droid 4 now just $99.99. verizon. felicidades ! this morning on "early today," political divide. republican governor scott walker of wisconsin narrowly fends off a recall challenge. what's wrong with this picture? a routine traffic stop produces a bizarre photo opinion op for colorado police. and crown of thorns. miss pennsylvania resigns with some shocking claims about the miss usa pageant. captions paid for by nbc-universal television palestinian blip. this is "early today," for wednesday, june 6thth, 2012. hello, good morning i'm lynn berry. today we begin with staying alive. wisconsin republican scott walker still has a job this
morning after becoming the first governor in u.s. history to survive a recall attempt. walker's win is not only a defeat for milwaukee mayor tom barrett but also the union leaders who rallied against his controversial cuts. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: it was closer than many expected. but the win could make wisconsin's republican governor scott walker a gop superstar. for taking on the unions in his state. and surviving their countermove to take him down. >> tomorrow, the election is over, it's time to move wisconsin forward. >> reporter: the recall was born last year when walker stripped public employee unions of the right to bargain. some saw the vote as a preview of the presidential election. conservatives had pumped $47 million in walker's campaign, a record. mitt romney backed walker and said voters rejected runaway
government costs and liberal ideas. president obama backed the democrat, but fearful of al yen nating wisconsinites, he stayed away. as preference shall preferences, they backed obama over romney by nine points. wisconsin could stay in president obama's column in the fall. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. take a look at this, symbolic how high emotions in wisconsin ran over this recall, last night mayor barrett was slapped by one of his own supporters, who thought he conceded to walker too early. elsewhere the death of al qaeda second in command is being called the biggest victory on the war on terror since the death of osama bin laden. u.s. and pakistani officials confirmed a u.s. drone strike in northwest pakistan has killed abu yahya al-libi. the so-called media savvy general leader of al qaeda was
captured about a decade ago but later escaped in 2005. the white house called his death a "major blow" to the terror group. nine members of a jury have already been selected for the trial of former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. facing 52 criminal counts for the alleged sexual abuse of ten boys over 15 years. some of those alleged victims are expected to testify. prosecutors reportedly have incriminating and bizarre letters that sandusky allegedly wrote one of his accusers, nbc news has learned prosecutorsplan to start the case next week by reading copies of what are described as love letters to support the state's charges that sandusky repeatedly had improper sexual relations with the boy. elsewhere in england, the finale of four days of the diamond jubilee celebrations marking 60 years of the reign of queen elizabeth.
the celebrations concluded with the royal family appearing on the balcony of buckingham palace with a fly by from modern and former royal air force aircraft. and a two-minute taped tv broadcast the queen thanked her subjects for what she called the countless kindnesses shown to her. the queen's husband, prince phillip, was unable to attend ceremonies the last two days due to hospital treatment for glad ear infection. prince charles says his father is getting better and watched festivities on tv. now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in philadelphia the violent arrest of a man is now under investigation. cell phone video shows the 18-year-old suspect clearly resisting two police officers. but when two other officers arrive on the scene, they are shown punching him, kicking him and swinging their batones at him. police say he reliesed an arrest after a car crash. the family of the suspect says he has staples in his head as a
result of the scuffle. the officers placed on desk duty to now. to colorado, what is wrong with this picture? plenty say police. shows a child safety seat being used to hold a gas can instead of the toddler sitting beside the taet. the mom claimed her boy constantly crawls out of the safety seat. she was cited for that and because she and her teenager weren't using their own seat belts. in florida, fireworks used to celebrate high school graduation misfired. one of them blew up in the bleachers. six people suffered minor injuries. finally, from california to connecticut, star gazers put on special glasses and telescopes and looked carefully toward the sun to catch the rare sight of venus crossing between the sun and the earth. what a sight it was. only been seen six times since the 17th century, if you missed it, bad news, it won't happen again for more than a century.
now for a look at national and regional weather here is nbc meterologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. are you preparing for the day? you got a lot of stuff going on? >> you put the glasses on, huh? you sat out there? >> what a sight it is for everybody at home to bring the images without hurting their eyes. >> you didn't do it. >> unfortunately i didn't have the glasses. >> i knew it. good morning, everyone we didn't see much in the way of severe weather around the country, no real bad tornados the few in montana caused minor issues. in southeast georgia we were happy to get the storms. they produced large hail and damaging winds but we are in such appear drought in the area we appreciated the heavy rain we received. we're getting more this morning, too, showers and storms trying to roll through savannah, charleston, pushed off brunswick, another line going through south central alabama, exiting dothan, that is about it. not a lot of bad weather, showers coming down through
northern portions of upstate new york again, some showers in the mountains of west virginia down to virginia and north carolina, and as far as texas goes, a cluster of thunderstorms by abilene, as we go throughout the afternoon, only one area of concern. we may get a few tornadoes out of this, too. talking northeast colorado and extreme western portions of nebraska, denver area biggest threat should be possibility of large hail, maybe a little bit of damaging winds. the forecast for your wednesday, the summer temperatures beginning to return to the mid-atlantic, also warmer and beautiful in the great lakes. that is a look at the wednesday forecast, here is a look at the weather outside your window. nashville, tennessee a gorgeous day, summer heat and humidity will return sooner or later, low 80s and lower humidity levels perfect. atlanta, same for you, enjoy it while it lasts. it's too bad that you won't be able to see venus in our lifetime. i feel like i missed out.
>> i may find some serum i can live forever. >> i'll get it on dvd for you. coming up is stimulus coming from the fed? more facebook do drums, who is coming to -- a stunning house refuse-- h revelation from single sheryl crow. there is a happy ending. extra innings in gave five of the eastern conference finals goes down to the wire. you're watching "early today."
good morning welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are top headlines this morning. scientists say early stage breast cancer patients may be able to tell if their disease is likely to occur or spread with a simple blood test. the test detects cancer cells that have broken free from a tumor in the breast and could
researchers develop taylored treatment based on a woman's likelihood of a cancer resure rens. the issue of same sex marriage is one step closer to being decided by the supreme court. the federal court that struck down the ban on gay unions refused to reconsider the ruling and supporters have 90 days to petition the supreme court. in mississippi, henry curtis jackson, jr., was executed by lethal injection for the 1990 murders of four young nieces and nephews. he was put to death despite pat lease of his two sisters to spare the brother that killed their children. miss pennsylvania, she frnna monnin resigned charging last weekend's miss usa pageant was fixed. she claims someone correctly told her the pageant's top five finishers before the show started. she called the pang ant, among other things, fraudulent and trashy. pageant officials deny the
charges and claimed she told them she was resigning due to the inclusion of trans-gendered contestants. here is a look how wall streit will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,127 after adding 26 points yesterday. the s&p was up 7, the nasdaq gained 18. overseas trading this morning in tokyo the nikkei jumped 151 points, in hong kong the hang seng climbed 261. a little upbeat economic data helped stocks recover some lost ground wednesday. data showing the service sector improved in may out weighed worries about the euro zone's fiscal crisis. financial stocks got the biggest boost. bank of america rose 3%, jp morgan added 3. investors hoping for signs of action from the european central bank's interest rate meeting today. after yesterday's emergency g-7 talks offer nod new debt solutions. today the fed released the beige book survey, speculations swirls
around whether it will step in with another round of stimulus. a possibility, the wall street journal reports, is back on the table. among market mover, jcpenney fell 4 after the ceo says the new pricing strategy confused customers. the nasdaq will reveal how it plans to compensate firms that lost an estimated $100 million in the botched facebook ipo. yesterday facebook hit a new low after falling nearly 4%. got-backed mortgage giant fannie mae appointed the top lawyer to replace the outgoing ceo. in washington senate republicans blocked a democratic bill calling for equal pay in the work place saying the protection for women already exists, and that the bill would only create more paperwork for the government. finally on the more pro-active side, italy is try to revamp the face of board rooms with pink quota, requiring public companies insure one third of their board members are
women by 2015. coming up, a yankee goes yard, the dodgers rally and the nats walk off in extras. celtics disspell any lingering notion they are too old or too tired. sports headlines are straight ahead. for those of us who had a break from summertime temperatures, it's coming back. the forecast coming up you're watching "early today."
good morning if you're just waking up this is "early today." in sports last night in the nba's eastern finals, the celtics had an answer to every miami move. taking them one win away from the finals. here's fred roggin with an early look at all sports headlines. good morning, chris bosh returned for the heat but that wasn't enough to stop the celtics. he received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. play 14 minutes, had nine points. boston never led in the first half but capped off a 15-1 run. miami answered back with a run of their own. took back the lead with nine points dwyane wade had 27. boston wanted it more.
blocked by wade, rajon rondo kicked the rebound to michael pietrus. ray allen came up with the ball, found paul pierce, swung it to pietrus for 3. everything going the celts way. paul pierce with the dagger in lebron james face. boston grabbed the lead with 94-90 win. former yankee hideki matsui returned as a member of the rays. bases clearing bomb to right field, yankees won big 7-0. to philly, cliff lee cruising along, made a costly mistake in the 8th. herre herrera, with the shot to left. in came two. dodgers took the lead. despite striking out 12, lee came up short, yet to win a game this season dodgers rally 2d-1. no league was safe in washington. nationals tied the game in the
12th. brice harper ended it, first walk off in the bigs, mets blew three different leads and nats made them pay, 7-6 in 12. that is the early look at sports on "early today," i'm fred roggin. who got busted in the big apple? who is tweeting the president for help with her case? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. a champion for finishing first in one race, a greater champion how she finished the next. you're watching "early today."
welcome back to "early today." summertime temperatures returning to many areas of the east that have been chilly back in the 70s in the mid-atlantic, temperatures in the 90s and 80s throughout much of the southern half of the country you will be dodging afternoon storms today. as we look at tomorrow, you notice we're evening things out not as extreme out there, we begin to warm it up in areas of new england, no big rain event out there. if you're watching us on news 4 kwoai in san antonio, texas, learn about threatened and endangered amphibian species and how to prevent extinction at toadally at san antonio zoo. that is the "early today" event of the day. >> did you just do -- >> yeah. >> an early look at headlines in entertainment. may sound serious, sheryl crow is relieved, she revealed
yesterday she has a brain tumor, but it is benign. >> thankfully. >> crow has battled breast cancer, she did that in 2006. recently for getting the lyrics to one of her hits on stage in may, so she got tested, and now she is happy to report she will not be losing her memory. that is a relief. new york city police say scout willis, the daughter of demi moore and bruce willis was caught drinking with a fake id. not a good idea. she has a july court date. when it comes to the health of his son's godmother, lady gaga, elton john sounds like a mother himself. he told england's guardian he worries about her eating, traveling and heck speck schedule and experienced world wide performer he thinks the business is tougher for a gifrmt. amanda bynes charged with dui over an arrest when she sideswiped a police car.
she took to twitter, writing president obama "please fire the cop who arrested me." >> that is how that works. >> maybe aim lower, right? i don't know. from wdtn, in dayton, ohio, in west liberty, a high school student was a winner during a track meet because she was willing to lose. megan had won a 1600 meter race but then, during the 3200 meter race she watched a competitor stumble, instead of blowing past her, she stopped and began helping her opponent limp to the finish line, that meant megan technically came in last but she did win the respect of everyone who saw her selfless act. i'm lynn berry your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
a cool, cloudy start to your wednesday as we begin with 58 degrees at 4:28 this morning. tom will detail today's weather in a moment. first, good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today." >> i'm angie goff in for eun yang. new overnight, a woman and a child are dead after a deadly accident in fairfax city. it happened around 11:00 on lee highway and germantown road. police say the woman was speeding down lee highway when she lost control, sideswiping a car and slamming into a minivan. the car was on fire when firefighters arrived on the scene. the woman and an 8-year-old
child were killed in the crash. police say a 6-year-old child is in critical condition. the driver of the other car was also hospitalized but is expected to be okay. police in prince george's county are looking for the gunman who killed a man outside a metro station. the victim was shot in the head at the southern avenue metro station in temple hills. police say the victim was standing near a bus stop around 9:30 last night. witnesses say the shooter opened fire and then took off through the metro station. he hasn't been seen since. metro does not expect the shooting to impact this morning's commute. >> service is expected to be normal for the morning commute. we expect that -- the scene will be cleared overnight. >> police say the victim appeared to be in his 40s, but they haven't released his identity and only have a vague description of the suspect. this morning, space shuttle "enterprise" is set to begin the final leg of its journey to its new home. sunday the shuttle floated down the- on a