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this morning on "early today," critical condition. there are reports ousted egypt yarn leader hosni mubarak is near death as thousands protest a power grab. turning the tables. an air traveler is accused of groebing a tsa agent. and day at the races. queen elizabeth arres in pomp and pageantry for the famous royal ascot. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry.
we're reporting. a lawyer tells nbc news the ousted dictator is still alive after reports spread of his death on tuesday. the 84-year-old has been moved to a military hospital in cairo where he's said to be in very critical condition, and as mubarak fights for his life protests have erupted in tahir's square as to who will succeed him. both claimed victory in last week's elections yet it's uncertain if the ruling military council will recognize either. the official vote tally is expected tomorrow. as the g-20 summit meeting wrapping up in mexico, european leaders could not afree on specifics to fix greece and spain. nevertheless president obama is optimistic. nbc's steve handelsman has more from washington. >> reporter: two days at the g-20 summit in mexico left
president obama convinced european leaders can solve their economic crisis. >> they understand the stakes, they understand why it's important for them to take bold and desoogsive action. >> reporter: that could speed recovery, put more americans to work and help his re-election. >> but that's not my biggest concern right now. my biggest concern is the same concern i've had over the last three and a half years which is folk who are out of work or underemployed or unable to pay the bills. >> reporter: mitt romney is says the obama fix is the european fix. more spending to put people to work. a romney adviser called that ignorant. >> i would point out that we have one president at a time and one administration at a time. >> reporter: domestic politics, he said, ought to stop at the water's edge when a u.s. president is overseas. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. well, presumptive republican
presidential kaent mitt romney says marco rubio is being vetted as a possible running mate. he was not being checked out and out of the running are false, according to romney. he said he can't imagine who are the unnamed advisers quoted in those stories. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky may take the stand in his own defense today. the judge says the sandusky's defense team is close to wrapping up. yesterday dotty sandusky testified in her husband's defense. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: the wife of jerry sandusky took the witness stand to defend the former pen football state coach over charges that he abused ten boys over the years. she emerged as a key third-party witness, perhaps jerry sanduskiy's hope of a best ailably. they say she was nearby when sandusky abused them at
sleepovers at the family home or on trips. the wife denied there was any inappropriate contact. she said she never saw or heard anything. earlier a defense expert says sandusky suffers from an obscure mental disorder. forensic psychologist elliott atkins says his diagnosis of histrionic personality disorder offers an alternate explanation for what were previously described as creepy love letters from sandusky to one of his accusers. day two of the testimony focused as mump on knocking down charges as building up sandusky's reputation with a parade of character witnesses recalling his good deeds. brian mooar, nbc news, bellefonte, pennsylvania. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida an airport camera captured a woman groping a tsa adviser after she tried to explain what hatched to her when
another tsa ajechblt searched her. they claim their agent did nothing wrong. even more strange she's hers a former tsa worker who hugged another tsa worker. police say a man attacked a store clerk, evoking and then biting the victim's face. the employee said he thought he was going to die. the robber escaped with cash and is still on the loose. and finally in california a woman was critically injured after the car she was riding in slammed upside down into a pool north of san diego. police think the driver was speeding when he lost control on a street out in front that sits on a hill known as roller-coaster road. he plowed through a fence before it finally came to rest in the water. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel
forecast which some will be feeling leaf, others not so much. >> yes. that was a nice pool too. i've got my eye on everyone who owns a pool today because you may just find me in your backyard. well, good morning, everyone. we're going to continue watching this heat wave spreading to the east and we're going to be preparing for a hot two-day stretch. a lot of areas in the northeast consider three days in 290s a heat wave, but it's going to be so extreme for the next two days that we have heat advisories, we have heat warnings out for the greater philadelphia region and the hudson valley. anywhere in the light yellowed colors including boston, hartford and d.c. are under advisories. how hot will it get? already this time yesterday were nine degrees warmer in these areas. six in d.c. we're starting to get off to a warm start and a lot of sunshine which we haven't done for the last couple of days in the region. 98 for d.c., 98 in new york and 98 in boston. even if you're near the water,
it doesn't matter much. a little cooler back toward pittsburgh and buffalo. it's a two-day event f we're going to see temperatures similarly as hot in boston to d.c. for the next two days, 98 to 99 degrees. also, lynn mentioned some leaf is come. today it's going to be around the northern plains with some thunderstorms. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look outside your window. so the heat wave today goes from the ohio valley all the way to the mid-atlantic and the northeast but the relief is coming to milwaukee who has been very hot lately. you euro going to get hot today but the thunderstorms will cool you off. also denver much cooler. so chicago, today will be the last day of their heat wave. tomorrow is on the way. >> if you happen to find someone in new york city, would you call me? i'll meet you. somewhere. we don't know them, that's for sure. well, coming up, all eyes on the fed, good news on the housing front, and men setting their ambitions toward staying at home.
good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. republican congressman darrell issa says he will hold a kon temtd vote against attorney general eric holder today. the two couldn't agree on providing documents from a controversial gun-smuggling investigation known add "operation fast and furious." "the washington post" notes they developed the computer virus nicknamed flame. it's aimed at slowing iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon. julian assange, the founder of wikileaks is inside a london
embassy to seek asylum before being sent to sweden. queen elizabeth arrived at the royal ascot by carriage. throughout the rest of the course, there were plenty of wild fascinators and short dresses to be seen. that's an understatement right there. well, now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc dauchl. there's a new study that ultraviolet radiation cut the risk of pancreatic cancer by 20%. however, the exposure to the sun's uv rays increases the chance of skin cancer. how much would lower it would increasing the skin cancer risk. and for more information on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at msnbc.com.
>> announcer: "early today" health is brought do you by vagisil wash with odor block. the confident clean. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,837 after adding 95 points yesterday. the s&p gained 13. the nasdaq climbed 34. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei rose 96 point, while in hong kong the hang seng was up 102. well, volume was light on the street tuesday, but traders making bets had high hopes ahead of the fed policy meeting. the central bank wraps up its two-day meeting this afternoon and investors are optimistic it will extend its operation twist program, which is lower long-term interest rates. speculation is less certain about another round of bond buying stimulus known as quantitative easing. they lead the rallies with u.s. steel making biggest gains.
elsewhere investors were encouraged by signs in the housing market with builders breaking new ground on more sing single-family homes and requesting more permits than they had in three and a half years. shares of oracle shot up 3%. fedex added 3% despite warnings economic groikt would weigh on its early profit. on the downside wall green tumbled 6% on news it's buying 45% stake in the pharmacy chain alliance boots for $6.7 billion. jc penney lost 9% after its president abruptly resigned in the wake of the botched campaign. employers posted the fewest job opening in five months during april. and, finally, a new study out of boston college finds the percentage of stay-at-home dads is more than double what it was a decade ago. the men surveyed cited reasons from income and career
considerations to satisfying family life goals. well, the indians walk off in extras, and the pirates find a new use for bubble gum. plus, the heat can't rely on their biggest star during the final minutes of game four in the nba finals. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. ja and it looks luke relief is find coming from the middle of the country in the heat wave. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports last night in game four of the nba finals oklahoma city thunder were pushed to the brink after a third straight miami heat victory. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. movie over, chris bosh, mario chalmers has taken your spot as part of miami's big three in south beach. the thunder came out flying, took it to the heat in first quart quarter. off the fast break, kevin durant with the finish. 14-1. but miami didn't roll over. they took their first lead since the opening minutes in the third. lebron finished the quarter with eight straight from miami. russell westbrook took a lot of heat for his play in game three. he silenced the critics last night. a career high wasn't enough. under six minutes to play and
lebron got the mini jumper to fall but was in obvious pain. his leg cramped up at the worst possible time. he e was osh the bench for the final two minutes. mario chalmers stepped up that. was the dagger. chalmers had 25. miami held on to take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a 104-98 win. the heat can wrap up their second title in franchise history tomorrow night. game five, 9:00 p.m. eastern in miami. baseball reds andi indians tied it. in came the go-ahead run and cinci was up, 2-1. the lead was short louisvilled. cabrera ended with a 2-1. they walked off with the win. just enough time for teammates to turn on each ore. the pittsburgh with the pirates brad lincoln fell to the dreaded cup on the hat prank.
they discreetly attached the cup to his hat with a ton of bubble gum. when you've about got a cup on your hid and egg on your face, all you can do is give the camera a big thumb's up. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. that's something bill would do. coming up, another big hollywood break-up, and which actresses earn the most in tinseltown? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus many will tell you life in the cia is not all adventure and intrigue. but coming up we'll take you insight one exhibit that definitely has both. you're watching "early today."
welcome back to "early today." the well advertised heat wave arrives if there d.c. all the way up to new england today. we've been in it for the last couple of days in chicago. it should be the last day of it. relief is on the way. notice minneapolis much cooler today, and eventually tomorrow in chicago we're going to get those temperatures down to about 84. well, if you're watching us on news 3 in savannah, georgia, documenting pirate history on the state's coast at pie rack attack at the georgia adventure maze at the georgia southern museum. and that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. well, alec baldwin is in trouble once again and this time it's no
game. alec baldwin allegedly punched a photographer tuesday morning leaving the mants license bureau with his fiancee. the photographer filed charges after he was examined at the hospital. he denies punches were thrown. he claims the photographer who was frustrated pushed by and assaulted baldwin with his camera. he tweeted all paparazzi should be water-boarded. after 14 years johnny depp and partner vanessa paradis have , quote, amicably separated. highest paid actresses have a new number one, kristen stewart, earn 34d million from may 2011 to may 2012. cameron diaz. way back this third, sandra bulk and angelina jolie.
kind of surprising there, kristen stewart. i mean the -- >> angel lee hina is still on t. she had a couple of kids. >> she's still working. >> this comes from new york city where a new exhibit would make james bond feel right at home. but unlike the movies everything here is real. from fake pijs to the ice ax that killed the russian communist leon trot ski. thousands before never before seen items have now made public. if you're wondering if any of these make the federal government nervous, i think again. they helped provide some of the artifacts. that's pretty cool there. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
police have not released the victim's name. the cause of the crash is under investigation. harry thomas jr. will begin serving his prison sentence today. he will report to a minimum security prison camp in alabama. he will likely send 2 1/2 years there. in january he pleaded gill toy to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government grants that was supposed to go to youth programs. the prince george's county councilwoman ticketed for driving more than 100 miles per hour on the beltway is due in court today. she could be fined more than $500 and get six points on her loy sense. she's already pleaded guilty to another serious unsafe lane change incident from earlier in that incident. she may fight the more serious charge but she's been prosecuted twice for the same crime. the d.c. region is under a height advisory. dangerous heat stretches from vermont to virginia