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. this morning on "early today," political firestorm. new revelations in the sexual harassment controversy swirling around gop lynna candidate herman cain. wheels up. some frightening moments for passengers on board a poland-bound jet. and golding gadget. an english engineer creates a and golding gadget. an english engineer creates a tablet fit for a king. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with details and denials. according to "the new york time times", an entire year's salary was paid to one woman who alleged she was sexually harassed by herman cain back in
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the 1990s as another former employee says she's red ready to speak out to refute what cain has called, quote, a witch hunt. bro brian mooar joins us from washington with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. for the cain campaign this a crash course in crisis management. lynna hopeful herman cain heads to capitol hill today to pitch lawmakers on his 9-9-9 economic plan. but the media spotlight is on the 1990s. and sexual harassment allegations from his time at the national restaurant association. one of his two accusers wants to be released from a confidentiality agreement. >> when he says he never sexually harassed anyone, i know that's not the perception of my client. >> reporter: a second accuser reportedly received $35,000 in severance. cain initially denied there was a settlement, but now acknowledges there was an agreement. still, he's vigorously denying the claims and insists this bad
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publicity has not hurt his lynna hopes. >> in the last 24 hours, our fund-raising has been the highest it has been since i've been in this campaign. >> reporter: his fellow republicans are steering clear, at least for now. >> until, you know, things going past allegations to fact. i just try to leave them alone. >> reporter: mr. cain comes to washington with some serious baggage. and just a few hours ago, cain had dinner with at least ten senators. one called it a nice conversation, but no endorsement. lynn? >> brian mooar for us in washington, thanks. on capitol hill yesterday, the house of representatives took a break from working on fixing the nation's economy to reaffirm the nation's motto "in god we trust." with a vote 396-9 the nonbinding resolution while potentially reopening the debate of separation of church and state,
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christian conservatives praised the effort. critics called it an attempt to drum up support for gop support. it seems unlikely the senate will pass a similar resolution. sad news with the passing of 92-year-old dorothy rodham, mother of hillary rodham clinton. she died at a washington hospital at midnight. frequently by her daughter's side, secretary clinton credited her mother. rodham's mother will remember her as, quote, an extraordinary friend, loving wife, mother and grandmother. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. an amazing scene erupted on a san diego street after a car plowed over a fire hydrant. a powerful geyser helped up the back end of the unoccupied car for over an hour. the allegedly stolen car's rear wheels returned to the ground
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after firefighters shut off the water. a controversial depiction of president obama is forcing virginia republicans to do some serious damage control. a mass e-mail from a group of republicans featured a halloween-themed cartoon featuring a zombie president obama with a bullet wound to the head. the group's communication director has apologized and taken full pont for what he called a poor choice. lubbock police have more than arson on their hands after discussing 50 pounds of marijuana hidden in a truck's incarcerated remains. firefighters had a difficult time dousing the flames due to small explosions inside the vehicle's exterior. sheriff's deputies are looking for the owner but finding it difficult since the truck's identification number was removed. and finally, a team of wee bowling official in addition
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dou aficionado they took the ground at last month's tournament are preparing for next year's. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with weather channel forecast. unbewiiable, sounds like your baby. >> he get it from me. in the colorado area f you're waking up, there's a good chance white on the lawn and wind is howling. blizzard warnings outside of denver, along interstate 70. a very difficult travel morning in colorado. wyoming, the snow is starting to wind down for you in the cheyenne area. getting about half a foot. the worst is to the south. everywhere in white, by the way, is under a winter weather advisory which extend throughout the state of nebraska and the western half of kansas, too, even the extreme southern -- western portion of oklahoma. here's how the radar looks. the white is the snow, the green is the rain. we're just about done with all the rain. the cold air moved in.
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one batch of light snow heading across areas of nebraska and then we have the heavier stuff from denver southwards to colorado springs. the highest totals around denver will be south and west of town. the blue on the map shows you the more intense snows up. notice those from denver out to bennett, down toward castle woods where the wings are picking up, too. that's where we have the blizzard conditions. doesn't look like impressive notice amounts, maybe 6 to 10 inches at most, but when the winds are howling that's where we have issues with blowing and drifting of the snow and plows have a hard time keeping up. here's a look at your forecast today. everyone on the east coast, just a gorgeous fall day for you. chicago, looks like rain moves in later today after a dry morning commute. in kansas city, a nasty day for you. rain to snow later tonight. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. areas like philadelphia today, just a picture perfect day. there's still hundreds of thousands of people without power. thankfully the power crews have another day of plentiful sunshine and warmth to get rid
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of those trees and get power lines back up. well, the storm in colorado is on the move. i'll tell you where it's headed next. coming up, greece gums up the works. bank of america says uncle. and a strange casino prize option. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, he's young, clean-cut and selling tons of music. now he's at the center of a scandalous allegation. a record-breaking college football game and a celebration gone bad. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. four suspected members of a fringe right-wing north georgia militia group were arrested tuesday in what the department department described as a plot to use guns, bombs and the toxin ricin to kill federal and state officials. court documents say the suspects, all age 65 and over,
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were recorded telling an fbi informant they wanted to kill federal judges, irs employees and atf agents. closing arguments are set for thursday in the trial of the doctor charged with administering a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to michael jackson. conrad murray has chosen not to testify in his defense. a 757 jetliner flown by poland lot made an emergency belly landing in poland after its landing gear failed to extend. all 220 passengers and 11 crew members were evacuated without injury. 2-year-old twin girls, who were joined as the chest and abdomen were separated tuesday during more than a nine-hour procedure at stanford university children's hospital. doctors say the operation went smoothly and their prognosis is good new and for the person who has absolutely everything, an
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english luxury goods maker has customized an ipad 2 with 24 karat gold, 65 diamonds and a frame made from dinosaur bones. the asking price, a cool $8 million. unbelievable. here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,657 after dropping 297 points yesterday. the s&p sank 35 points. and the nasdaq plunged 77. taking a look at overseas trading this morning n tokyo the nikkei skidded 195 points but in hong kong the hang seng jumped up 363. stocks tumbled again tuesday after greece threw a giant monkey wrench into the europe's debt crisis solution. greece's prime minister suddenly called for a national referendum on europe's bailout plan with voters nearly certain to reject unpopular belt tightening, a hard default by greece would be
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inevitable, causing bigger losses for banks, which revived fears of global financial chaos. u.s. banks were hit hard. morgan stanley, bank of america, jpmorgan chase, citigroup all fell. yields on safehaven 10 and 30-year treasury notes fell stunning stunningly. the dollar fell after japan vowed to curb yen's strength. pfizer was the dow's only riser after beating estimates. october car sales were impressive, especially chrysler, up 27%, emphasizing the company's rebound since bankruptcy and fabailout. the exception, general motors tumbled on flat sales. in a consumer victory, bank of america scrapped plans for a $5 a month debit card fee. a lawyer for the bankrupt brokerage mg global told a judge tuesday contrary to reports of hundreds of millions in missing customer money, to the best knowledge of management, there
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is no shortfall in funds. almost $20 billion lawsuit by the trustee representing bernard madoff's victims against his long-time bank, jpmorgan chase, has been thrown out. later today, despite new euro debt fears no action is expected from the fed after its two-day policy meeting. and finally, the woman who won the $25,000 trump taj ma hall casino nip and tuck sweepstakes chose cash over the free plastic surgery option. sign of the times there. if you like big scores, one college football game last night provided a week's worth of highlights. on the ice, washington's capitals fire up a red hot rally. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. during the day today, winter conditions will spread into areas like kansas and nebraska for the first time this season. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, late news last night that los angeles dodgers owner franc mccourt has suddenly reversed himself and agreed to petition a bankruptcy court to allow him to auction off the team. elsewhere in sports, we start off a night of wild nhl action with boston bruins taking on the ottawa senators.
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here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headline. good morning. yesterday was supposed to be the opening night in the nba but with players still locked out, arenas around the nation are filled with ice instead of the hardwood. to boston where the stanley cup champions have struggled all season but ended a three-game skid last night. tiler seguin finds bergeron, tying it 2-2. bs take the lead late in the second. bruins back in the win column 5-3 over the senators. speaking of struggles, snog has been going right for the red wings. koivu with a perfect tip pass. howard. minnesota forces o.t. seg gucci completes the comeback, scores on the rebound. detroit lose their fifth in a row 2-1. ducks up by three when caps rally. backstrom scores the equal izer and in overtime beck strum
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scores the game winner. lightning and hurricanes. brewer tries to get back and help but without a stick, he can do anything. jokinen to skinner and caroline wins it 4-2. toledo and northern illinois certainly put on a show. combining for 123 points. that's a conference record. game comes down to the final 30 seconds, harnish to ashford. huskies win a barn burner, 63-60. to hockey where celebration got a little punchy in sweden after henrik ericsson scores, he's so happy he has to hug someone, anyone. so he grabs the closest guy, one problem, he was on the other team and punched him right in the head. not even that could wipe the smile off his face. that's your look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. >> only in hockey. an apologize from the woman at the center of the divorce the
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entire country is talking about. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. for unexpected northeast winter storm was a danger. for others an inreasons. we'll introduce to you one couple who wouldn't let the storm ruin their fairytale. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. beautiful day for you today in areas muof the east.
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temperature getting to the mid to upper 50s. power crews should have ideal weather conditions through the upcoming week toned get the lights turned back on. the blizzard in colorado, snow heavily this morning and then the storm moves into the plains this afternoon. rain to snow tonight in kansas city. tomorrow all that rainy weather moves through tennessee and the southeast. if you're watching us on wxia 11 alive in atlanta, georgia, see the legendary giant quilt made in 1987 with 40,000 panels memorializing the someone lost to aids at aids memorial quilt. now here's an early look at this morning headlines in entertainment. another day, another potential celebrity scandal. a 20-year-old has filed a paternity suit against justin bieber. claiming a backstage liaison last year at a los angeles concert produced a baby boy. the suit demands the teen heart
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throb take an dna test. they call it defamiliarer to, false and promises to pursue all available legal remedies to protect bieber. experts point out the suit makes the woman vulnerable to statutory rape charge since bieber was 16 at the time of the alleged incident and california's age of consent is 18. elsewhere, when regis philbin leaves the air waves this month, none other than jerry seinfeld will be the first guest host to take his chair. finally arriving to a media frenzy in australia, kim kardashian posted an apology on her website tuesday admitted she probably should have ended her relationship with kris humphries. we were talking about the wedding gift. she said she was going to gave
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money to charity. >> i don't get my wedding gift back. this comes to us from wvit in connecticut, hard forty, where one couple refused to last this past weekend rare snowstorm darken their wedding day. power outages put an end to marry in their home. the couple headed to the town's storm shelter to say i do. with friends and family, as well as 200 heat-seeking strangers watching, the couple got married giving everyone there a heart-warming storm memory. congratulations to them. 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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time right now 4:28. 45 degrees here in the nation's capital. kind of a cool start to this november 2nd, 2011. good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." happening today, president obama does not have to travel far to push his jobs plan. he'll hold a news conference at georgetown waterfront park in front of the key bridge. the president has held other events in front of bridges. he ha proposed infrastructure building to create jobs. the president notes several bridges in d.c. and virginia are
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in need of repair and could benefit from the bill. mayor vincent gray will hold a press conference and announce they will hire new bus drivers. president obama will leave for france for the g-20 summit in cannes. thousands of protesters have been holding demonstrations there for weeks. the two-day summit kicks off tomorrow. president obama will meet with french president nicolas sarkozy and german president angela merkel to talk about the european debt crisis. greece's cabinet will hold a vote on the debt measures. the greek government bonds will accept a loss and provide for $140 billion in rescue

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