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"jimmy fallon" happening right this morning on "early today," heads up. more nations join the u.s. in warning citizens by travel to europe. high hopes. some optimistic news for 33 miners trapped underground in chile. and message from above? a south carolina woman claims to see a divine image in her mri. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pick time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with a global threat. japan and sweden are the latest countries to put their citizens on the watch for a possible
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terror attacks in europe. the u.s. and england launched travel alerts over the weekend. but as nbc's steve handelsman reports, so far, fear isn't a factor for many americans on the move. >> reporter: dulles airport outside washington, despite more nations warnings today about travel to europe, no panic among people headed there. >> it doesn't bother me. i have my suitcase. i have everything packed. i'm going home. >> i'm not afraid. >> reporter: the same for americans in europe. >> but i'm not really worried here. >> reporter: police across europe are looking for ten al qaeda suspects. u.s. experts are worried. >> this is the most significant threat we've seen in years. it speaks of al qaeda still having a capability to threaten the west. >> reporter: osama bin laden is back in business, five german recruits killed by a rocket from a u.s. drone. key intelligence is coming from an al qaeda captive in afghanistan. >> the spectrum of information
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suggested we needed to put something out to warn people about the potential for attacks. >> reporter: what might be the target? tourist attractions like the vatican, big train stations in europe are well guarded. another 9/11 would be tougher to pull off. then london '05 and subways hit. >> if they want to cook up a bomb in their kitchen or pick up a gun and shoot someone, that's far more difficult to stop that a sophisticated airline plot. >> reporter: officials most fear something like the 2008 jihad attack in mumbai, india. 480 people killed or wounded by ten gunmen in a three-day nightmare. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. not even a full week into october, and already 11 nato service members have been killed inafghanistan, including four just yesterday. their nationalities have not been disclosed. meanwhile, on monday, a trio of
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explosions just four minutes apart killed afghan police officers. it happened in kandahar. the supreme court kicked off yesterday with a court rejecting hundreds of appeals including one from the relatives of 9/11 victims. they wanted a proper burial from material taken from the world trade center site, because it could contain the ashes of the victims. meanwhile, on justice elena kagan's first day, she sat out of the second case. she has disqualified herself from it and about two dozen others to avoid any conflicts with her recent work as u.s. solicitor general. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. a georgia teen is dead after the driver of a school bus lost control and overturned, pinning the teen under the bus. several of the 11 other students on the bus were injured, but were said to be in good or fair condition. authorities say the 59-year-old driver was a trainee.
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no word yet on possible charges. traffic remains closed in the houston ship channel after a tugboat and its three barges hit a 300-foot-tall high voltage transmission line. electrical tower, which was turned off at the time of the accident, is now leaning over, threatening to crash into the channel. no one was hurt, but shipping delays could mean losses of up to $1 billion. in california, the mummies of the world are on display as what's being billed as the world's largest mummy exhibit ever. visitors come face-to-face with this rare showing of 17th century history, naturally preserved mummies, some still dressed in the fashion of their time. and in south carolina, jesus in an mri? well, look closely there. that's the divine discovery one woman says she made after looking at her scan. physical proof, she says, that jesus was in the room.
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she identified his eyes, nose, mouth, even a crown of thorns showing up in the exact place where a cancerous tumor was found, which she believes is nothing short of a miracle. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. what do you think? >> we can all see the same thing but see something different. >> there you go be careful, you may have some lightning strike down on you, if you're not a believer. >> ties right in. talking about lightning in arizona. good job, lynn. talk about the forecast on this tuesday. good morning, everyone. two storms that aren't moving. one is located here over west virginia in the northeast. the other one is located over southern california. we call these cutoff lows. they kind of sit there and the weather pattern doesn't change. it's amazing how cool it's been the last couple of days in southern california. remember it was only a week ago that you were at about 113 degrees in l.a. now you're stuck in the gloomy clouds and showers, thunderstorms over the last
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week, and today we're moving that rain into arizona, and that's where we've seen some of the heavier rainfall amounts. a lot of it is out of phoenix. from prescott northwards up towards the grand canyon, heavier rain with downpours and a little more here around tucson. lightning strikes down there too. there are actually thunderstorms at this hour. temperatures? very chilly. medford, 43. snow overnight in the sierra near yosemite. some snow levels are about 12,000 feet. the roads are okay. forecast today, cool but nice from seattle to medford. it's really from l.a. to phoenix that we have to watch out for showers and very cool conditions. that's a look at you following today, 59 with a chance of showers.
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women, these storm system, lynn, are very slow-moving calling it a blocking weather pattern. they'll ever so slowly start to move again as we go throughout the week. forecast coming up. >> bill, thank you. also coming up, credit card trouble. tough takeover talk and why consumers have given bun going green idea the heave-ho. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus the world's most eligible women, a world poll. a special night for the patriots. the mets clean house and one more error for the pirates. 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 longtime federal judge in georgia is facing drug and weapons charges after he allegedly bought cocaine, marijuana and pain killers from a stripper with whom he was having an affair.
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judge jack camp who made an initial court appearance yesterday and released on $50,000 bond is also accused of possessing two illegal guns. according to court documents, the exotic dancer in the case was also an fbi informant. the oil industry has yet to react to many of the lessons learned this summer during bp's summer disaster. according to experiments, it skimmers don't have the capacity to suck up large amounts of crude and it could be another year before a better containment system is developed to stop leaks below the ocean's surface. chile's president says his government is "very close" to rescues 33 miners trapped deep underground for nearly two months. he now hopes the men will be pulled out by october 15th. brazilians this week elected an actual clown to congress. this is no joke. the 45-year-old whose stage name means grumpy ran on the campaign slogan, it can't get any worse.
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although he received more votes than any other candidate, he could be removed from office if reports that he is illiterate prove to be correct. and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on nbc.com. if you own a laptop computer, you may want to think twice before literally using it on your lap. researchers point to several cases, including a 12-year-old swiss boy who ended up with discoloration on his left thigh after playing video games for a few hours every day for several months. while the condition known as toast the skin syndrome is generally harmless it can cause your skin to darken permanently. for more information on this and other health stories, check out our health page at msnbc.com. "early today" health is brought to you by the vagisil cleaning kit. let's you check for vagisil infections at home.
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>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,751 after losing 78 points yesterday. the s&p fell 9 points. the nasdaq dropped 26. taking a look at overseas trading this morning -- in tokyo, the nikkei added 137 while in hong kong the hang seng rose 20. more mixed economic data gave some investors a reason to sit on the sidelines monday while others cashed in on september's record rally. investors mostly shrugged off a four-month high in august for pending sales of previously owned homes while factory order, slipped during the same period. adding to the uncertain mood, warning signs from still struggling european economies that helped push the dollar higher against the euro and sink some materials stocks. u.s. steel and alcoa both fell more than 2%. the bank of japan surprised investors overseas cutting its benchmark interest rate to near zero. a small but significant slide from its previous target. back on the street yesterday, american express was
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the biggest drag on the dow, losing 6.5% after vowing to fight anti-trust charges filed by the just it department yesterday. visa and mastercard were included in the suit for allegedly violating credit card acceptance policies and have already agreed on a settlement. microsoft weighed down tech stocks, flipping nearly 2% after an analyst downgrade cited strong competition from non-windows based tablet computers. and launched an $18.5 billion offer for genzyme by sanofi. the massachusetts company has turned down offers twice. sara lee got reported offers from kkr. reportedly it sparked interest from consumer goods conglomerate unilever. and finally, closet eaters, rejoice. sneaking a midnight sun chips snack is about to get a whole lot quieter. in response to overwhelming
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consumer complaints, frito-lay is sacking their biodegradable but incredibly noisy bags. well, europe claims the cup. baseball starts handing out pink slips. and a major league gasp by a a major league gaffe by a pittsburgh pirate. plus, the patriots took it to their division rivals last night in south beach behind a bevy of very special plays by special teams. your early morning sports headlines are just ahead. we have a gloomy tuesday forecast in new england. in one area that you don't expect, los angeles. 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." and in sports last night in miami, one new england patriot had a night to remember. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the miami dolphins held the patriots to just six points in the first half and then new england's special teams took over. opening kickoff, second half, brandon tait took it from three yards deep in his own end zone, hit the seam and he was gone. down the sidelineses, to the house.
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patriots up, 13-7 and the route was on. new england's special teams stifled it out. patrick chung, busy all night. blocked a field goal, blocked a punt and returned this interception big for a score. patriots won 41-14. the u.s. trailed by three in celtic manor. tiger woods, the shot of the day. his approach on the third hole for an eagle. look at his reaction. he didn't even know he made the shot. yeah, tiger, you made it. only fitting after a long week, it came down to the final minute. graeme mcdowell sank a birdie all but closing out hunter mahan. a wild celebration fans mobbed the green. europe reclaimed the ryder cup with a 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 victory. the baseball playoffs start tomorrow. for a handful of managers so does unemployment. the pittsburgh pirates and the milwaukee brewers and the mets all fired. the mets handed his papers after a diz dismal season in the big apple.
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finally, i don't think this is why russell was fired, but you don't know. russell wore the spanish version of the jersey and he hit a home run. later, he changed jerseys and he struck out. if it ain't broke, don't fix it. the jerseys are the least of their problems. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. today, lady gaga beast of beat out justin bieber for a milestone. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, yes, those are pink fire engines, trying to put out a fire of a different kind. you're watching "early today."
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welk welcome back. a log jam, storms aren't moving. your forecast probably the same today as it is going to be tomorrow. here's an example. salt lake city, rain today. phoenix, l.a., notice pretty nice in the pacific northwest and the northern rockies. as we look at wednesday, not a lot changes. still a chance of storms in salt lake city and showers in l.a. cool, too. only 69 tomorrow in l.a. if you're watching us on knvo, that's channel 23 in washington, celebrate fall and nearby toppenish and picking out the perfect pumpkin, conquering a straw maze or going for a corn ride. that's your pacific event of the day. lynn, i've never been in a corn
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maze. >> you haven't? >> you have, right? >> i grew up in ohio. that's what we do. >> time for an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment -- according to a poll conducted, an unlikely combo of "60 minutes" and "vanity fair -- jennifer anniston is the most eligible female star. she took 29% of the vote. other interesting women on the most eligible list, actress halle berry, elin nordegren and and 88-year-old betty white came in fourth with 11%. i love that. lady gaga managed 5% of the vote and rounding out list, new court justice elena kagan. lady gaga and justin bieber are both approaching a landmark in the industry, 1 million youtube views. finally, rihanna may have
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started an issue when she told bbc radio about her new album, and she said -- "i didn't want the generic pop record that keesha or lady gaga or katy perry would do." ouch. and this comes to us from wmtc-tv 5 in memphis, tennessee where a group of everyday heroes are honor iing thousands of forever heroes. a group of firefighters have come to town on their latest leg of their pink heels tour. survivors, friends and families left their mark on the tour's signature pink fire truck to show support to not only those who walked the battle but the men who battled blazes to join the site. 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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this may not fit above your mantle, but it's expected to pull big money at auction. a 33-foot-long dinosaur skeleton. it hits the muir seim in paris today. the allosaurus, ancestor to the t-rex could bring in up to $2 million. it is a battle to prove who has the sharpest skills. a sword competition in japan drew martial art masters from around the country. 150 fearless contestants wore traditional robes and made three consecutive slices through a rolled up mat. those who made the cut were awarded points based on form and how well they held their final unflinching pose.
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if you feel like your daily commute is a rat race, this competition may be for you. cyclists in england broke out their folding bikes a favorite for uk workers, to compete in the annual world championships. despite nasty weather, 750 hard core commuters raced eight miles showing off their preferred way to travel. but there is one rule. no spandex. only business casual dress allowed. >> how would i look, lynn, if i came in this morning, it was raining and i came in on my bike in my suit. >> we have have our p.a. here, wanda, she comes in every day riding her bike. she's wearing her dress. >> i would love to ride my bike to work. >> i give her a lot of credit. time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. the man accused of trying to detonate a bomb in times square
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in may will be sentenced in new york. federal prosecutors want shahzad to spend the rest of his life in prison. the wife of vice president joe biden convenes the first white house summit on community colleges. according to the white house community colleges are the largest part of america's higher education system enrolling more than 8 million students each year. and it's a day to honor community college teachers along with teachers on all levels. it is world teachers' day. all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc, and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with nbc "nightly news." and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show -- tea party candidate for new york governor carl palidino goes one-on-one with matt lauer. and real-life married couple harry hamlin and lisa rinna are in the studio talking about their new reality show. now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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