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>> jay: yeah. aaron neville. good job. >> thank you, thank you. >> jay: hey, welcome back. i want to thank my guests, anne hathaway, brian "the beard" wilson, arron neville. tomorrow night, terry bradshaw joins us. imht ng this morning on "early today" -- "seoul" searching. g-20 leaders wrap up the summit in the south korean capital with little progress. nightmare voyage. passengers describe conditions on the disabled voyage ship. and somber remembrance. the vice president pays tribute to the ion's veterans at the tomb of the unknown. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and a very good
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morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation inclouding those in the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a compromise. president obama took the stage of a summit today. where finding ground on the economic front was no easy task. incomes's kristen dahlgren joins us now from washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, venk kaw. veronica. many fear the disagreements could spark and international trade war. a couple places where the president did come up short of what he hoped to accomplish there. he didn't reach a trade agreement with south korea. also, the g-20 refused to call on countries to stop undervaluing currency. the president and the u.s. accused china of manipulating its occurrence toy make its exports more attractive. ironically many of the international leaders say that's exactly what the u.s. has done. the president, though, tried to
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downplay the disagreements. >> there's a -- an instinct to focus on the disagreements, because otherwise these summits might not be very exciting. it's just a bunch of world leaders sitting around intervening. and so, you know, there's a search for drama. >> reporter: the president insisted that the global economy is back on a path to recovery. he is now in japan for a summit there. he'll be meeting with japanese and australian leaders before he heads back leer to d.c. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. 4,500 passengers and crew are happy to be back on dry land with reach of hot food, electricity and especially working showers and toilets. nbc's stephanie stanton has more. >> reporter: the site that thousands at sea and thousands more on shore waited for. the carnival "splendor" pulled into port in san diego.
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hours later the crippled ship was at the dock and thousands of weary passengers set foot on dry land. the 3,300 passengers spent four daunting days at sea. early monday morning, an engine room fire knocked out power. this amateur video captured some of the harrowing moments. >> absolutely the -- [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: no injuries report but the fire left passengers without electricity, hot water and hot food, and for some, bad memories of what could have been a happy vacation at sea. >> i think the worst part about the whole thing was the food and the smells from the toilets and also from the rotting food. >> reporter: many gave high marks to the ship's crew for hospitality during four days with few comforts. >> the crew was fabulous. they went out of their way. what they had to go through is beyond words. >> reporter: all passenger on the "splendor" will receive a full refund and a free future
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cruise, if they want to try again. stephanie stanton, nbc news, san diego. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america -- an ed elderly ohio woman is recovering after a purse snatch incident. grabbed the purse and drove off dragsing the woman alanguage. the suspect may have been targeting the elderly. a mississippi high school coach face as lawsuit after allegedly whipping his players with what they describe as a heavy leather belt normally used by weight lifters. cell phone video shows one of the reported incidents. the players say they were afraid to report the beatings which they claim have been going on since september. the coach has been suspended 20 days without pay. a massachusetts transit worker is without a job after her violent outburst against a commute perp the commuter claims he received bad directions and
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was attacked after he tried taking a picture when she refused to give him her name. a union rep claims she was "just trying to defend herself." and in new york, a rockefeller center christmas tradition is once again taking place. a 74 foot tall spruce will be put up later today right here at rockefeller plaza. crews cut the tree down yesterday. it came from the yard of a new york city firefighter. the lighting ceremony will take place on november 30th. now for a look at your national regional weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast, and bill karins obviously has his tree already up. >> i leave it up year round. leave the lights up. easier that way. >> on your house as well, right? >> yes. one of those people. let's talk about the forecast. good friday morning, everyone. the weekend is just about here. there's a huge storm in the meddle of the country. everyone traveling from minneapolis down to dallas or
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oklahoma city or kansas city today, that's where possible travel delays will be. in general, much of the west coast is looking quiet. even most of the rockies is looking quiet, too, after an active week of weather that's finally stopped snowing in many places. in the northwest, a lot of clouds. that's the worst of it. more chance of rain with the next storm coming in tomorrow. for today, you can leave the umbrella at home. temperatures this morning, chilly. look at the rockies. 24 in denver this morning. cool in vegas at 44. phoenix 52. even san francisco 45. on the cool side. all of california, nevada and arizona, sun out today and making it feel nicer. highs in the 60s and 70s. warm today in l.a. 71. clouds lingering in the
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it's kind of cool, highs only in the 50s. weekend forecast is coming up. >> 81 degrees for a fly l.a. is that right? >> one of the warmest spots in the entire country. >> wow. good looking weather. cisco tumbled. disney jumps the gun and computer histories for sale. your early morning business headlines straight ahead. and denzel washington, riding a runaway freight train to number one this weekend. will it happen. a possible super bowl preview, embarrassing soccer goal and the heat continue to struggle. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz. here are some of your top headlines this morning -- senator lisa murkowski's campaign is crying foul in the alaska ballot count, accusing rival joe miller of improperly
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challenging write-in ballots to drag out the heated senate race there. among the disputed ballots are those who say lisa murkowski, republican. quote, lisa. about 80% of write-in ballots have been cleanly counted for murkowski. recent results of a dna test on a strand of hair show a texas man may have been wrongly executed ten years ago by then governor george w. bush for a liquor store murder. hair was the only piece of evidence linking him to the crime scene. the new analysis found it wasn't his. bush's staff failed to tell him. he was requesting a genetic analysis of the hair. the u.s. army has graduated its first sikh man in years after granting a rare exemption for his turban and beard. he was recruited under a special program, speakers of two indian languages. he'll be a combat medic.
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and with president obama out of the country, vice president joe biden honored american's veterans yesterday by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. >> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on according to a new steady, forget about the freshman 15. weight gain during the first year of college may be the least of it as the likelihood of packing on pounds actually increases as students progress in college. this is due to increased stress and work load, students become less physically active and gain more weight as juniors and seniors. for more information on this and other health stories, head to the web. check out the health page online at "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. bring yourself back. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 11,283 after falling 73 points yesterday. the s&p shed five points. the nasdaq dropped 23. taking a look at overseas
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trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei lost 136 points while in hong kong, the hang seng plunged 477. on wall street yesterday, investors already on edge about the economy took a warning from cisco seriously. shares of the tech leader fell to their lowest leader in more than a decade. tumbling more than 60%. fearing weak outlook are cutting into the market. fears were felt across the board that other tech sector giants may soon follow suit. shares of hewlett packard, ibm and microsoft were among the hardest hit. keep an eye on shares of disney today. shares actually started falling before disney reported and unexpectedly soft quarter after earnings posted before the closing bell instead of after as planned. nissan recalling frontiers,
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sentras and xterras. this over potential steering problems. chrysler is recalls some 16,000 jeep liberties to fix faulty windshield wipers. there are reports massive layoffs could be part of yahoo!'s plans for cutting back. cutting back up to 20% of its consumer products division, accounting for half of its 14,000 employees. yahoo! denies rumors. potential job cuts will be companywide. after recently being sold for $1, "newsweek" has found new life in a deal to join forces with finally, how much would you pay for a piece of computer history? christy's is loping for bids in the ballpark of a quarter billion dollars for one of apple's first computers from steve jobs' garage. for the second time, the boston celtics embarrass the
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heat. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. stormy weather in the nation's heartland will continue into the weekend. your weekend forecast, that's coming right up. you're watching "early today."
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hey, good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports -- two of the nfl's best teams went at it in atlanta and as expected, the game went down to the wire. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. if this was a possible super bowl preview, we're in for one heck of game in february. falcons and ravens. baltimore down. soaring back. joe flacco's third touchdown of the game put the ravens up 21-20. but not enough. under 30 seconds to play. matt ryan to a wide open white. white took it for the game winning score. falcons won it in a thriller. 26-21, they're now 7-2. now around the nba, rondo may only be 6'1", but he can flat out fly monster dunk. celts up 15 at the half. embarrassing moment for lebron james in the third. air ball to three. pat riley was not impressed.
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but ray allen had no problem hitting the long ball. seven from beyond the arc. celts beat the heat for the second time this season 112-107. now to chicago, even though the mascot benny was putting down shots. rose to the rim. bulls up 16. rose had 22. they ran away with it in the second. the rebound, bucket and the bulls blew away the warriors 120-90. elsewhere, the nuggets are no longer unbeaten. denver up, 108-105. a minute layer, carmelo anthony, the fadeaway over derek fisher. the nuggets hand the lakers their first loss of the season. 118-112. finally, crazy moments on a soccer goal in iowa. the goalie made the save, ran up and booted the ball off his teammate. it ricocheted off his teammate over his head and into the net. i don't know what's worse.
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to add insult to injury, the goal proved to be the only one of the game. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >> hmm. don't you hate it when that happens? can will ferrell's comedy make it two in a row at the box office this weekend? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, every high school's dream, permission to have a food fight. we'll explain. we're waging "early today."
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welcome back. time for your friday forecast. first things first. start with friday. watching nice conditions out there. l.a., warmest spot in the country. possib possibly 81 today. cloudy in the pacific northwest. the next storm system moves in with rainfall, portland to seattle, mostly during the day on saturday. not an all-day rain, especially saturday morning. then southern california, you're in store for sunny skies most of the weekend. by sunday that next system quickly moves out, but it's still cloudy up there. not a lot of sunshine in the northwest over the next three days. if you're watching on kntr news source 16 in eugene, oregon, get a head start on your holiday shopping. find one of a kind gifts, gourmet foods and more at the holiday gift festival at the lane county fairgrounds. that's your pacific event of the day, veronica. >> you have that done, right?
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holiday shopping, tree up and christmas lights? >> i do my shopping in july. >> figured as much. >> christmas in july now. >> okay, bill. this morning's headlines in entertainment -- it is one of those increasingly rare weekends where there will be a battle at the box office. denzel washington and up and comer chris cline is an action thriller about a run away freight train carrying toxic chemicals. some experts say it will finish on top with up to $25 million. but others expect a big second weekend from last week's champ "megamind." it could finish first with around $30 million. seen as a spoiler without a real shot at number one, the debut of "morning glory." featuring harrison ford, diane keaton, and it will draw older audiences, but only about $15 million worth. also debuting, the alien invasion offering "skyline" expected to draw $15 million.
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finally, a second weekend from the rogue comedy "due date" could prove the be the ultimate spoiler for denzel's top of the box office hopes. i've heard that isn't very good. definitely will be going to see "morning glory," i understand you are seeing it with me. >> yeah. the cartoon movies do much better than they think. >> wa-wa-wa. this comes to us from philadelphia, pennsylvania, where in nearby lawrenceville, new jersey, one school permitted an all-out school fight for a good cause, of course. over 1,500 custard pies were hurled into faces as students and faculty participated in a massive pie fight. the sanctioned messy madness helped the school raise more than $10,000 for charity. also set a guinness world record for the biggest custard pie fight. that looks like so much fun.
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i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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here is one story to keep in mind the next time you are clearing out your attic. a brother and sister in london discovered a chinese porcelain vase after clearing out the family home. expected to sell at auction for $1.5 million or so, it went for a whooping $69 million. the all-time record for chinese art sold at auction. whew. one unusual school in turkey keeps its students living in the past. it's a gladiator school. well, it's really a show hoping to attract tourists to a town where the ancient swordsmen may
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have once lived. local performers will reenact chariot races for spectators battling in a replica coliseum, gladiators will sport authentic costumes. spectator will occasionally participate. very cool. chocoholics gathered. it opened its doors with 65 different chocolatiers showing designs. this year's event centered on healthy types of chocolate such as organic or vegan and those made with natural sweeteners. but that didn't stop one vendor's uncommon confection offering. take a look at that. it is chocolate made with bacon, which i think bill karins might be a fan of. >> i don't know. i think i'd try it, but i don't think any meat should be covered with chocolate. >> no. i like the chocolate part, though. time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. in knoxville, a former tennessee student convicted of illegally
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accessing sarah palin's e-mail account when she was a republican candidate for vice president will be sentenced. prosecutors are recommended an 18-month sentence for a 22-year-old who is the son of a democratic legislator. if you're sending holiday packages to military personnel overseas it is time to head to the post office. today is the deadline to ship by post to guarantee delivery by christmas. and finally, congratulations to actress anne hathaway. she celebrates her 20th birthday. happy birthday. all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. 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. honeymooners who were on board the stranded cruise ship tell matt lauer about their nightmare. and bon jovi rocks the plaza live with their greatest hits. now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm veronica de la cruz. thank you so much for watching
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