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coming up on "early today," breaking news on a suspect in the washington, d.c. murder mystery that left four people dead. then the oil spill along the california coast. it has now spread over nine miles with up to 105,000 gallons. newly revealed insights into the mind of osama bin laden and his al qaeda operations, all from evidence captured at his compound by s.e.a.l. team six. plus the end of a television era, david letterman signs off with an all-star top ten. can you guess what day it is around hire? any hints? if you're not quite sure, it's red nose day. we'll tell you all about it. "early today" starts right now. good morning everybody.
we want to start with breaking news. a suspect emerges in a vicious high profile murder all thanks to a pizza. it started last week. a family of three and their housekeeper were reportedly held hostage inside their multimillion dollar mansion. authorities say they were bound, then murdered and the house set on fire. at some point during the ordeal at least two people made separate deliveries to the home, one a $40,000 cash drop-off from the homeowner's assistant, the other a domino's pizza which could prove crucial to the case. overnight according to "the washington post," police matched dna found on the crust of that pizza to this man, 34-year-old daron dylon wint, he's wanted for first degree murder. one of the victims was a wealthy businessman. police haven't yet revealed any connection between the suspect and the family. also this morning, an environmental emergency on the west coast, crews racing to
contain a 105,000-gallon oil spill, two slicks in fact, now stretched nine miles down the santa barbara coast. they show wildlivs drenched in oil and even a whale trying to swim through it. the leak was caused by a ruptured pipeline. the company that owns it is making this promise. >> we're committed to the thorough cleanup of this accident. >> so far 20 barrels of oil have been recovered from the ocean, 100 from the spill site. it's been four years since a u.s. military raid killed osama bin laden. now we're getting a closer look at what his private life was like. the government released a stunning trove of documents from s.e.a.l. team six from inside the hideout where he was killed. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has been poring over this material. >> reporter: from the grave, a new portrait of osama bin laden revealed in hundreds of documents, letters, books, video games found by s.e.a.l. team six at his compound.
the al qaeda leader telling followers not to grab territory, to keep going after american targets. you should ask them to avoid insisting on the formation of an islamic state at the time being, but to work on breaking the power of our main enemy by attacking the american embassies in in the african countries such as sierra leone, togo and mainly to attack the american oil companies. then bin laden's bookshelf, a digital library, everything from bob woodward's "obama's wars," to classics like paul kennedy's "the rise and fall of the great powers" and the "delta force extreme 2" video game, most likely for his children. the treasure trove offers new insights into bin laden the ceo of al qaeda central, a bureaucracy complete with a lengthy online application, questions like what is your favorite material, science or literature? the final question, who should we contact in case you become a martyr? and bin laden closely tracked
the u.s. when the pentagon warned that the wikileaks document dump could cost lives -- >> the truth is they may already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> reporter: -- an al qaeda operative writes bin laden please dedicate some brothers to translate the documents on afghanistan and pakistan that were leaked from the pentagon because these documents contain the strategy of the enemy in the area. the biggest surprise, bin laden the family man. affectionate letters to a wife then in iran, but warning her to remove fillings from his teeth before she comes to his hideout in case the iranians inserted a tracking device. >> that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting. the florida man who landed his gyro copter on capitol hill last month could face 9 1/2 years in prison. dug hughes was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday, facing six charges including flying out national certification and violating national defense air space. hughes says he was trying to make a point about how congress is not working for the people.
last night a fond farewell to a living legend. it was david letterman's last late show. he had a star-studded edition of his most famous segment "top ten." >> of all the talk shows, yours is most geographically convenient to my home. >> dave, did you know you wear the same cologne as moammar kadafi. >> yes, barbara. >> your extensive plastic surgery was a necessity and a mistake. >> dave, i have no idea what i'll do when you go off the air. you know, i just thought of something. i'll be fine. >> thank you, jerry. very nice of you. [ applause ] >> i think jerry may have a benefit later.
>> honestly, dave, i've always found you to be a bit of an overactor. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm just glad your show is being given to another white guy. >> you know, i had nothing to do with that. >> number four, julia louis-dryfus. >> thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale. >> i had nothing to do with that either. >> number three, peyton manning. >> dave, you are to comedy what i am to comedy. >> thanks for finally proving men can be funny. >> things i've always wanted to
say to dave. number one, bill murray. >> dave, i'll never have the money i owe you. it's red nose day. it will make you happy and entertaining as we go through the day and as far as the concerns very little. a little light in the east. that's a daily event. we have a weak storm system cranking up here and staying in oregon. there's not a lot weather to be found. as far as the day ahead, it's texas and oklahoma.
we could see storms here in the northwest. not a lot. we have had a cool month of may. one of the coolest months that we have seen. the big pattern change is what is responsible for the big temperature in the west. warmer air many the east but the cool air continues through west through the holiday weekend. today's forecast we will call it 76 and very warm in washington state. it's warmer there and areas to the south and la you're going to be 10 degrees cooler and into friday we continue with the same and slightly cooler. as we start the holiday weekend. more of the sa
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world's children have a chance of a good and safe life. over the last 30 years the brits have raised over $30 billion by answering the challenge, what are you doing for red nose day? dancing, painting faces, baking cakes, even smashing cakes, biking, swimming, rowing, galloping and scaling cliffs. famed director richard curtis known for movies such as "notting hill" and "love actually" co-founded red nose day after visiting africa in the middle of a famine. >> why get into this? you were already a success. did you need to do something liket this? >> well, these are movies about love, movies about the fact that people feel tender towards each other and parents love children. when you look around the world and see how many people have a tough time, i think it's fair to give a bit of time to that.
also, all i would have done is just written horrible sequels. you would have had "notting hill 2" and "love actually 7." >> reporter: instead of a straightforward telethon, curtis decided the best way to get people to give was to make them laugh. >> we decided we'd get everyone in the country to buy a red nose, it would be like a badge. this year i think we've sold 7 million of them. every kid buys them. >> reporter: just last year alone uk schoolchildren raised over $13 million by buying a red nose and being funny for money. >> i don't have a red nose. can someone give me a red nose? can you put it on my nose. do i look good? >> yes. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: not to be outdone by the brits, red nose day is coming to america. the today's show matt lauer already knows what he's doing for red nose day, biking from boston to new york, along the way raising money for charities in the u.s. and overseas.
>> can you say red nose day? >> red nose day! >> reporter: now matt is inviting you along for a bit of the ride, hoping you will help him make a world a difference. katy tur, nbc news, london. >> people are helping. tonight hollywood's biggest stars are coming out for a three-hour live nbc event that you do not want to miss. it is a night of comedy, music and more all to support red nose day. the fun begins tonight at 8:00 eastern right here on nbc. >> i think it's fun. >> yeah the best part is raising awareness for a great cause. >> yeah. you cannot beat it. this is "early today." we hope it's your first stop of the day on nbc. oh , love game night. ooh, it's a house and a car! so far, you're horrible at this, flo. yeah, no talent for drawing, flo. house! car! oh, raise the roof! no one? remember when we used to raise the
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leading the news on nbcnews.com. georgia teacher charged with helping middle schoolers have sex in closet. court record alleges the math and science teacher handed out condoms and kept watch while his students had sex in a storage closet. the teacher who is free on bond has reportedly resigned from the school. in the "beaver dam daily citizen" in wisconsin, service animal change would keep out kangaroos. in february a woman was asked to leave a beaver dam mcdonald's after she brought in a baby kangaroo she said was a therapy animal. the town is considering an ordinance amendment that would redefine service animals as a dog or miniature horse. dea agents pulled off a massive prescription drug bust yesterday dubbed operation pollution. pharmacies and clinics were raided in arkansas, alabama,
louisiana and mississippi. 280 people arrested for illegally selling pain killers. to texas, a retired san antonio police officer was among the 170 bikers arrested after the deadly brawl in waco. he retired in 2004 after 32 years in the force. he's charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. in syria, isis fighters have seized control of palmyra. the historic city is over 3,000 years old, dating back to the time of the ancient greeks. many worry isis fighters may pillage and destroy its ruins, just as they have done to other ancient sites in syria and iraq. you have to check this out. a dog trainer has taught his two border collies some really cool tricks. the dogs can do a number of tracks standing on their hind legs to standing on each other. wow.
i'm a human and i can't do that. >> those are smart dogs. >> i like when they're pushing the carriage along. not that we know of. a look ahead, the memorial day tradition, the flags-in ceremony at arlington national cemetery. for more thanks u.s. flags placed on grave sites which now number over 250,000. flags are centered exactly one foot in front of each grave marker to honor our fallen heroes for memorial day. happy birthday to a team star mr. t. is 63. former snl alum turned senator all franken is 64. thanks for watching "early today."
residents in one south bay neighborhood woken up in the middle of the night as police go door to door search for burglary suspects hiding out in back yards. stolen video in daly city that is not your typical hot rod. a dump truck leads to a wild chase and crash. latest on the santa barbara oil spill including the threat to wildlife. live look outside this morning. there it is. the bay bridge. thursday may 21st. you're watching "today in the bay." >> from nbc bay area this is "today in the bay." >> good thursday morning. it's 4:30. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to but let's check
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