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allison janney, jay mohr and, [ cheers and applause ] this morning on "early today," desperate dig. rescuers continue to search for survivors of turkey's deadly quake. garbage deluge. a massive island of trash and debris from the japanese tsunami head to the u.s. mt. etna puts on a head to the u.s. mt. etna puts on a spectacular nighttime show. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin a race against time. rescue teams in turkey are frantically searching for signs of life, digging through the aftermath of sunday's 7.2
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earthquake. officials say at least 279 were killed and 1300 injured in the quake-prone region. nbc's michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: a young man pulled from the rubble more than 30 hours after being buried alive. a toddler freed from a cage of mangled steel and concrete and carried to safety. rare survival stories giving hope to this devastated town. scores of building were simply flattened in an instant. to one knows just how many people might still be alive, trapped in the rubble. rescue workers are racing against the clock to reach survivors in time, clearing debris with heavy equipment, shovels and by hand. the grief here is overwhelming. families have begun making funeral arrangements for loved ones and the full scope of the disaster is not yet known. turkey's prime minister sent troops to the region and came in
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person to see the damage and comfort the victims in this largely kurdish part of the country. people here say they just need more help to save those trapped. >> that was nbc's michelle franzen reporting from turkey. well, facing gridlock on his jobs plan in washington, president obama has launched a new economic and political plan to jumpstart the stalled economy starting with the folks in over their head in the nation's mortgage mess. critics say that his we can't wait campaign is too little, too late. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: president obama went to las vegas, ground zero, of the housing crisis, to unveil his new refi plan. it's for homeowners who pay their mortgages every month but still owe more than their home is worth on they can't refinance. now, if their mortgage is with fannie mae or freddie mac, they can refi at current low rates.
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>> those families save money and it gets those families spending again and also makes it easier for them to make their mortgage payments. >> reporter: mr. president obama is originaling the chan inorder around republicans. >> we can't wait for a increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they won't act, i will. >> reporter: but 6 million homeowners have fallen behind in their mortgage. like joanne woolridge of arizona, stuck with a 7% note and upside down. >> bought this house for bz 325,000 and according to the tax records it's $157,000. she gets no help today. >> this program it's tweaked to an existing program that wasn't working. some call it basically a single when what they needed was a home run. >> reporter: the president has spent $2.4 billion of the $50 billion he pledged on housing. as housing secretary said, the problem was worse than they thought. >> it made it harder to unwine
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these troubled mortgages. >> reporter: now barack obama is running for re-election, still looking for ways to fix the mortgage mess. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. a look at some other stories making news early today in america. putting out a texas oil rig blaze is expected to be a week-long job for firefighters. the intense inferno erupted early sunday morning in a rural area, threatening millions in damage and clean-up costs. crews have at least contained the fire and eliminated the threat to nearby homes. history continues to be made at cape canaveral even after the retirement of the space shuttle. space x unveiled the dragon, expected to be the first privately owned spacecraft to dock at the international space station with a possible launch of december 19th, it is the first mission that will be to carry supplies to the space station crew. and finally, reporters inside upstate new york
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newspaper office wound up on the other side of a story when a deer charged into their news room. looking for an exit, the young buck tore up the managing editor's office before escaping through a window. oh, the poor guy there. for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning to you. you can just imagine the brain-storming session for the headline of that day's paper. >> interesting, but i wonder what dear abby would have said about that. >> good one, bill. did you think about that all morning? dmoo all night. i've been working on that. good morning, everyone. interesting stuff. hurricane rina formed yesterday and it's a large -- it's not that large as far as the size of it goes. but as far as the intensity, it quickly ramped up yesterday and actually looks like in the last couple frames, it's starting to grow a little in size, too. it was looking like a small hurricane. if you're heading -- have any plans or no anyone heading to
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cancun over the wednesday, thursday, time frame that's when it will make its closest approach. it will be a category 3 over the next 48 hours and weaken slightly on thursday when it could be over the top of the cancun areas. that could be a devastating area for that touristy area. from there, the question marks are huge. the cone of uncertainty goes from south florida back down into the western caribbean again. a lot of question marks on if the storm will hold together, if it will weaken or go over florida. only really one of our reliable computers takes it over south florida. the other one has weakened it and brings it to western cuba. in florida, pay attention to it but you don't need to yet make a evacuation plans or anything like that. so far, we're okay. as far as kol goes, that's the next area we're watch for that snowstorm tonight and tomorrow. that's a look at your national forecast. here's a look at the weather outside your window. sunshine today in the southeast. what a beautiful, beautiful morning. dallas, texas, 87 degrees.
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of course, denver, colorado, will be getting all the headlines as you go from rain to snow later tonight and accumulating snow possible tomorrow. other interesting note, last night a people in southern states saw northern lights for one of the first times in a long time. >> i was checking out some photographs. it's spectacular, if you were lucky enough to see it. thanks so much. stocks fly on wall street. wheeling and dealing. the one place where you can always get a mcrib sandwich any time you want. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, we'll tell you about your chance to live just like a cast member on "jersey shore." that is, if you want to. coming up, a ranger rally and jaguars put their best foot forward. you're muching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some
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of your top headlines this morning. reports say the body of ousted leader moammar gadhafi has been buried at an unknown location, this after officials said he would be buried in a secret desert grave. meanwhile, the head of the transitional government reassured western powers the country will be run by moderate muslims. republican presidential candidate rick perry is proposing a tax overhaul that would slash corporate rates and give individuals the option of paying a 20% flat tax on their income. a federal judge in florida is temporarily blocking a new state law requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test before receiving benefit. the judge says the law may violate the constitution's ban on unreasonable search and seizure. scientists say this year's devastating sfooe ining tsunamis created giant floedz of debris in the pacific ocean that could hit u.s. shores by 2015.
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u.s. navy vessels have had to steer around the garbage. europe's biggest and most active volcano, mt. etna, has erupted for the 17th time this year, spewing bright orange lava hundreds of feet into the air. now here's one of your top health headlines on a new study find women who carry the human papillomavirus have an increased risk of heart disease. the study found women who tested positive for any of the 37 strains researchers were testing for were over two times more likely to have also had either a heart attack or a stroke than women who tested negative. for more information on this and other health stories check out the health page at >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil wash with odor block. here's how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11913 after
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adding 104 points yesterday. the s&p gained 15 points. the nasdaq jumped 61. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dipped 81 points but in hong kong the hang seng was up 196. stocks rose monday on strong earnings, a handful of mergers and perpetual hope a solution is on the way in europe. monday gains put the s&p 500 on track for its best month in almost 20 years. the nasdaq's spike turned that index positive for the year. caterpillar led stocks higher after reporting a far better than expected surge in profits on record revenue, thanks to strong growth in exports. a flurry of corporate deals powered stocks higher. cigna is acquiring health spring for $3.8 billion. oracle is buying right now technologies for $1.5 billion. mattel is purchasing hit entertainment, owner of thomas
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and friends and barney for $680 million. and jm smucker bought most of sarah lee's north american coffee operations for $350 million. in other earnings, texas instruments slid after hours after saying economic uncertainty would hurt fourth quarter results in every major market segment. when will the bleeding stop for next netflix. they lost over 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter alone. since july when a price hike and a dvd by mail split off triggered a subscriber revolt, netflix has lost well over half its value. and finally, mcdonald's mcrib sandwich, which has developed a cult-like following because it's not always available is back at all u.s. locations through november 14th.
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but if you really need a mcrib, here's some news you can use, it is always available at a mcdonald's in germany. well, the jags shock the ravens. the price of playing pro hockey. and the great eight gets waxed. plus, a seesaw game in a seesaw world series tips to texas. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in the first winter storm of the season is on its way from colorado and then cold air behind it. 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, if you need things to break your way to win a world championship, the texas rangers sure had their fair share of breaks last night. in game five of the world series. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the cardinal bull pen has been virtually unhittable the entire postseason, until now. let's go to texas. game five world series. cards score two in the second. then the rangers rallied with a long ball. mitch moreland, towering shot to right, and texas down 2-1. to the sixth, beltre with a swing that brought him and the cards to their knees. vintage beltre homer put everything into that one. rangers tied it 2-2.
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then the cards' bull pen fell apart. sacks full in the eighth, napoli doubled into the gap. in came a pair. rangers grab their first lead, 4-2. last chance for the cards, one on, pujols at the plate. neftali feliz struck him out and napoli got allen craig trying to steal second. rangers won 4-2 leading 3-2. nfl the jags scobey put the foot in football in a 54 and 5 1-yard field goal against the ravens. not the prettiest game but jacksonville will take it. winning 12-7. flyers jagger may be 39 but looked like a rookie last night scoring the first goal of the season against the maple leafs. his trademark salute. we have not seen that in a while. in the third, de it again, second of the night after playing three years in russia, jagr playing like he never left. that's a face only a mother could love. aandrew ladd took one on the
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chin, face and everywhere in between. rangers in the third, callahan's pass off the defender and in. rangers beat the jets 2-1. finally, you're not seeing double, alex ovechkin and that's alex ovechkin. the caps store immortalized in wax at madame tussaud's wax museum in washington. he's won mvp scoring titles. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. well, has gossip about ashton kutcher's wandering ways brought down the ratings of his show? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, most women lust for high-end fashion items but we'll take to you one beverly hills store where women can't wait to get rid of them. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back on this tuesday morning. we have a winter storm heading for areas of colorado, winter storm watches are already up. today's the day when the temperatures begin to plummet. yesterday we had a record high 80 degrees in denver. today, 55. tomorrow near 32. okay on the east coast today, but tomorrow is when the rain should move in. if you're watching us on wsm tv 3 in syracuse, new york, see paintings created by animals using their trunks, paws, hoofs at art gone wild at rosamond gifford zoo. now here's an early look at today's headlines in entertainment. after 14 years two pals from
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boston are reuniting in hollywood. matt damon told gq, he and ben who starred together in "good will hunting" will work on a film about whitey bulkier with damon starting and aflack starring. 20 million people who watched the first "two and a half men" with ashton kutcher have stopped watching. it's still the most watched sitcom on television but kutcher stands below charlie sheen's average ratings and speculation are viewers are turned off about kutcher's alleged infidelity. listen up, fans, of mtv's "jersey shore." you can live like a cast member renting the seaside heights home where the series is taped for $2,500 a night. the landlord says everything is there except the mess, which he has cleaned up. pack your purel.
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>> $2,500 a night. that's crazy. >> i know. >> what are you going to do, a sweet 16 birthday party or something? >> oh, i don't think that would be appropriate at all. >> all right. maybe 2 1st birthday. >> maybe. this comes to us from knbc nbc 4 in los angeles, california, where a few failed marriages have ignited a fire sale in one of the city's toniest neighborhoods. divorced women are financing their future by hawki ining luxurious gifts from their ex-husbands. stocked with high end from designers from women jumping to make a profit at the same time putting their past behind them. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. verizon 4g lte.
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our time is now 4:28. we have 51 degrees. here in the nation's capital on this 25th of october. good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 25th, 2011. new from overnight, libyan officials say moammar gadhafi is now buried. the country's transitional council says his body was removed from a warehouse freezer and taken to a secret location in the desert. his body was buried at dawn. gadhafi's body was on display
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for five days along with his son and an aide. the national transitional council has called for an investigation into the dictator's death. rebels say he died in cross fire after his capture. an autopsy later revealed he died of a gunshot to the head, which could suggest he was executed before an ambulance got him to the hospital. new from overnight, rescuers pulled more survivors from the rubble following a deadly earthquake in turkey. rescuers found an 18-year-old alive. he had been trapped for 32 hours. a 9-year-old girl was also found alive. crews are still holding out hope they'll find more survivors, but more than 200 after shocks are slowing down the rescue efforts. the death toll is 366 now but is expected to go up. the 7.2 magnitude quake hit near the turkish border with iran on sunday. today another movement inspired by the occupy wall street protest launched more than three weeks ago will start


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