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jimmy fallon happening right cheers and applause ] this morning on "early today" -- royal details. there's late word from england on exactly when and where prince william and his fiancee will be wed. pat-down showdown. u.s. security officials make it clear there will be no big changes to their airport screening methods. and path of destruction. vere storms spawn a series of tornadoes in the upper midwest. 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. today we begin with the wedding
announcement. just minutes ago buckingham ballas announced the details for the wedding of prince william and kate middleton. the couple's wedding will take place on friday, april 29th of next year, held in london's westminster abbey, the most famous church, first built around the year 1050 by ing edward the confessor. all wedding costs aside from security paid for by the royal family and the middletons. kate and william are said to be in the process of drawing of you a guest list between a mixture of heads of state and family and friends. the funeral of william's mother diana was held there. charles and diana married in saint paul because it provided more seating than westminster abbey, watched by more than an audience of 3 billion viewers. william and kate will likely
play to a bigger audience in kate's version of the fairy tale wedding. and the president of south korea is vowing a firm response ar north korea fired dozens of rounds of artillery on to south korea's yong pa wyoeonpyeong is. eruptions in flames and residents rush teed evacuate. plumes of smoke rose above the island, home to over 3,000 people. two south korean marine was killed and at least 17 soldiers and 3 civilians have been hurt. according to south korean media, the incident prompted south korea to scramble they're fighter jets. without elaborating, the north later claimed that the south began firing first. the white house ish issued a statement strongly condemning the attacks urging the north to halt mts "belligerent action."
and here at home, packing suitcases for this week's traffic rush. security officials are largely sticking by controversial airport screening methods. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: with the peak travel day looming wednesday, tsa said it will pick fewer passengers for pat-downs, hoping traveler dos not protest. by refusing body scans and demanding time-consuming physical inspections. >> let's not tie up those peep who just want to go home and spend time with loved ones. >> reporter: many travelers are angry. this was atlanta. >> i don't believe tsa has ever found a terrorist. >> reporter: tom sawyer says his agent wouldn't listen. >> totally ignored my three requests to tell him my medical conditions. >> reporter: so tom says the agent pressed too hard on a bag tom wears to collect his urine and the bag leaked. >> so embarrassing and so humiliating. i wasn't prepared. >> reporter: tsa says the public is getting a distorted view,
that most fliers are getting pat-downs when in fact it's 1 in every 100 and janet napolitano today, homeland security secretary, is not backing down. tsa might refine its body scans and to a few less pat-downs but it won't drop them. >> we've got to make sure that we are doing what we can and should to adequately screen passengers. >> reporter: napolitano notes, it was just last year's busy holiday season when the accused underwear bomber got on a plane way bomb on his body. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america -- a rare late november tornado ripped through northern illinois yesterday. amateur video shows the fast-moving funnel sweeping through the area knocking down power lines and causing major infrastructural damage. more than 42,000 homes lost power. also, five kids in a bus were injured during that storm
when heavy winds reportedly picked up the school bus and threw it about 100 feet off the road. officials in colorado are taking no chances this season, especially with the wind an snow that has whipped up ideal avalanche conditions. their avalanche blesting in an effort to reduce the potential of a huge avalanche forming a dangerous threat that comes with above after snowpack depths. in florida, a low lawyer gave away 1,000 turkeys to folks in his community. he got the idea when he realized many of his clients were facing financial difficulty. in a pleasant twist, some passed on the favor helping to buy more turkeys for others to claim. a bit of the spirit of the season there. now for a look at your national and regional weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. >> good morning, lynn. how does two inches of snow in seattle sound? >> like good skiing. >> yeah, up in the mountains,
fantastic. an unbelievable storm. radar map out west never does these storms justice, because the radar beams can't go through the mountains. it ruins the view of the radar. in general, just a big storm producing a lot of wind. very cold temperatures. the weather out west right now, it feels like we're more like, i'd say, january or february. this storm that's coming down, cold blasts of air down through washington, oregon, and once this cold front goes through california, those temperature, going to plunge. already very heavy snow up near interstate 80 especially around tahoe. winter watches and warnings and blizzard warnings in the mountains of colorado. almost off of utah, southern portions of idaho. spokane a blizzard warning in effect and everywhere in the pink, winter storm warnings. everybody with a higher elevation dealing with a good sized storm. highest in the mountains of utah and especially the central portions of california. notice interstate 80 here coming up on sacramento, heavy snow around truckee now and squaw
valley is going to be skiing with gold throughout probably the next week or two. already had 50 inches. probably getting another two to three feet today. the tuesday forecast, cold and dry in the northwest, but bad, bad weather out in the mountains. that's a look at your tuesday . check ahead if you're doing driving through the high country. lynn, wednesday travel forecast coming up. >> all right, bill, thanks. also coming up, hedge fund, possible recalls and the man cave option for husbands on black friday. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, on a politician to save animals, leonardo dicaprio face as potential trach dand ends up making a lot of friends. philip rivers leads the charge. the heat continue to struggle
good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. a day of mourning in cambodia following a celebration that turned into utter panic on a narrow bridge in that country's capital. at least 378 people killed and several hundred nor injured in what's being called the world's worst stampede in the past 20 years. authorities are trying to determine what exactly triggered the deadly rush. this morning's "new york times" reports a man claiming to be a senior taliban commander in secret peace talks with the afghan government was, in fact, an impostor. just last month, both american and afghan officials held high hopes for the negotiations, but this latest revelation sets back efforts to find a political resolution to the nine-year war.
according to the "wall street journal," iran's parliament recently plans to impeach president mahmoud ahmadinejad but held back on the country's supreme leader. media reported lawmakers collect add motion to collect the 74 signatures needed to open a debate about impeachment. and joe miller in alaska is challenging the apparent victory of lisa murkowski. in a lawsuit miller claims election officials violated state law by interpreting write-in ballots as votes for murkowski, despite spelling and handwriting mistakes. this comes after a federal judge ordered a stay on the election certification ruling miller raised serious constitutional questions that should be handled by the state. and now here's an early look at how wall street kicks af the day. the dow opens at 11,178 after falling 28 points yesterday. the s&p shed 1 point. nasdaq gained 13. taking a look at overseas
trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 92 points. hong kong, the hang seng tumbled 627. worries swept across the street yesterday over what could be the nation's largest ever case of insider trading. bank stocks suffered after the fbi raided the offices of three large hedge funds. dragging shares of goldman sachs and bank of america down 3%. a broad federal probe into widespread alleged misconduct could take down an unprecedented portion of the $1.7 trillion hedge fund industry. and ireland's government, tapping down on a crushing debt. u.s. listed shares of bank of ireland tumbled 17%. tech stocks led the nasdaq to modest gains thanks in part to an upgrade for chipmaker sandisk. and netflix shared jumped over a new subscription offering unlimited streaming video for $8 a month.
the upward tech trend could continue today. after the bell, hewlett-packard reported profits up. shares raising 2% in late trade. keep an eye on j. crew, near a deal to be bought by two private equity firms for about $3 billion. a federal agency is weighing a possible recall of about 25,000 honda accords over reported problems with unintended acceleration. the consumer product safety commission is looking into high levels of lead in children's drinking glasses featuring the wizard of oz, superman and others, lead levels up to 1,000 times the federal limit. walmart will match competitors' prices in its stores on black friday. and for the men who plan to sit out the day after thanksgiving shopping frenzy, at mancaveday.com you can watch live streaming video of guys across the country celebrating black friday in their own special way.
better than bringing a book to the mall. and bono puts the v in mvp and the chargers own the skies against the dinner broncos. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather, the holiday travel forecast. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." ah, this is just what the eight layers needed.
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports when a team proves to be a huge disappointment, like this season's minnesota vikings, it is usually the coach who is first to go. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. i don't think anybody can argue it has been a season of mistakes for the vikings. from brett favre to randy moss, nothing has gone right in minnesota and now their head coach is taking the fall. brad childress fired yesterday amid turmoil. once a super bowl contender, the vikings are 3-7. leslie frazier will serve as interim head coach. from being fired to a guy who was on fire, the chargers's philip rivers had his way with the broncos. here we go to the third and it's rivers. watch him go. 57 yards for the score. chargers started the season
slow. they've now won three straight beating the broncos 35-14. baseball -- joey bravado. a landslide. basketball, dropped to the pacers. danny granger from beyond the arc. he had 20. brandon rush also had 20. tough lay-up to fall in the fourth. pacers won it, 93-77. magic and spurs, jameer nelson and drilled a buzzer-beater. orlando down 1 at the break. to the fourth -- vince carter, a pretty spin move and the bucket. done for the night. under a minute to play, ginobili, a runner in the lane. the spurs always seem to get it done and won their 11th straight. 106-97. finally, when things are going bad, they go really bad. the vikings can't spell the name of their players right.
that's kevin williams. not kevin willaims. it appears the team seamstress may be the next to go in minnesota. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >> it happens. courtney love returns to twitter but fails to return some jewelry. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, giving thanks in our nation's capital. for much more than just turkey. you're watching "early today."
tuesday. a pretty significant almost unbelievable storm system for this time of year moving through the west. high temperature in seattle with sunshine, 25 degrees. temperatures warmer in fairbanks, also than seattle today. the mountainous area difficult travel. can't emphasize that enough with delivered conditions in many spots and idaho's very rough. tomorrow's the getaway day. the system begins to head out. still left over in utah in the morning. traveling in the west for the most part on getaway wednesday, a little rain late in the day in the pick northwest. so overall, be careful. check your local forecasts. if you're watching on kgw news channel 8 in portland, oregon, journey back to a cruise ship. voyage to vietnam at the historical society. that's your pick event of the day. >> bill, thanks so much. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. more fallout from charlie sheen's wild night out in new york. sheen filed suit monday against
capri anderson, the porn star who was found locked in the bathroom of his manhattan suite last month hours after she accused him of abuse. in a nationally televised interview, sheen accuses anderson of extortion saying she sought $1 million to remain quiet. courtney love recently quit twitter in a huff after a nearly nude shot of her was posted on her account. she returned over the weekend posting semi naked portraits. no explanation. meanwhile, love is being sued by a jeweler for not returning $113,000 worth of borrowed bling. finally, leonardo dicaprio was one of 200 people who spent the night going around an airport tuesday night. he was heading to a russian conference on tiger extinction signed autographs for crew
members. a good guy. and this comes from the nation's capital, vice president biden and mrs. biden broke bread with the vice president and his wife in an intimate thanksgiving dinner at the host naval observatory residence. this is the second year the bidens hosted the dinner. the vice president thanked the service members for their sacrifice and said his only regret is not being able to invite thousands more. now, that is something to be thankful for. >> thanksgiving dinner with the vice president. >> exactly, and us thanking them for their service. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station.
well, picking a baby name is never easy, so an australian zoo got some help. they asked people to vote online and the winning name for the 3-month-old panda was happy tiger. he is europe's first baby panda in 30 years and receive a lot of attention. 25,000 people weighed in on the name. which beat out the second choice, vienna's joy. paris is giving a green light for the holiday season. the city of love has officially kicked off the start of the season by turning on its holiday decorations. twinkling streetlights stretched along the center of the city giving it a snowing effect. while the city is shining in white, it's also green. this year's decorations are notably energy efficient. one story in denmark will
surely be calling for a cleanup in aisle five. a grocery store hosted the largest office party in europe. it took 250 buss to bring 12,000 partygoers in. with so many guests it didn't hurt that the company is in the food service industry. 21 tons of food was served and the bar went through nearly 3 tons of ice. i'm sure just serving seltzer water, though. >> and i'm still waiting for my holiday invitation to your party. >> oh, well, bill, you may want to wait by that mailbox and hold out hope. we'll see. >> all right. and then have to hold out -- >> no kidding. definitely have to do that. it's time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. it is the deadline for gulf coast residents and the businesses to file emergency claims for damages from the bp gulf oil disaster. many offered a long-term settlements, but victims who accept checks waive their right to sue bp.
a hearing is expected today for randy quaid and his wife in canada. he and his wife of fugitives here in the u.s. after skipping several court appearances, vandalizing a home they were allegedly slumming in. and a milestone birthday for someone we've watched grow up in the spotlight. pop star miley cyrus turns 18. 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. an in-depth look at sarah palin's new book. and find out how kate middleton is preparing for her new role in the royal family, but details on what to expect at the royal wedding. 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. have a good one. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com