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this morning on "early today," transition to democracy. egypt's military rulers make sweeping political change as the country heads towards re-election. budget showdown. president obama proposes a plan to slash the definite is the by more than a trillion dollars. but republicans say it's not enough. and grammy gold. who were the big winners on the recording industry's biggest night? captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. good morning to our viewers across the nation, and including
the pacific time zone. p we begwe begin wit we beg ejept, following weeks of protests that brought down the reip reign of their now for presiderpresident hosni. egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimism. egypt's army is now firmly in control and has made sweeping changes that have been so far welcomed by pro democracy protestors. military leaders have imposed martial law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution. the army says it will be in charge only until elections are held, which could take place as soon as six months from now. meanwhile, normalcy is starting to return to cairo.ç military police moved in to reopen tahrir square to traffic. and it began to air down tents in the square despite resistance from some protesters who want to stay. well, back here at home, lawmakers are shifting their focus to an anticipated showdown over president obama's 2012 budget.
the president delivers that budget to congress late today, but based on the republican criticism, a bitter battle is expected. tracie potts joins us with more. >> reporter: this is a $3house painless process. letlet's start with the defici. the white house saying that the np new budgnew budget for 2e deficrdeficit bp defide that's only about a quarter of what the deficit commission recommended. the white house says it will focus on education with cuts to balance the spending. the big question is how big will they cut into the big four. medicaid, medicare, social security, and defense. republicans are looking for even more cuts saying we should get rid of fannie mae and freddie mac.
it is the music industry's biggest night with legendary artists such as barbara streisand and justin bieber taking stable for the grammy awards. and with more, here is nbc's mark barger. >> reporter: country crossover big time at the grammy awards sunday night. five wins for lady antebellum including song and record of the year for "need you now." >> this has completely changed our lives and we love you all so much. thank you. >> reporter: a back stage celebration also played out for the canadian rock band arcade fire who beat out the likes of eminem, lady gaga and katy perry for album of the year for "the suburbs." another surprise winner shared that feeling. esperanza spalding, the first jazz performer to earn best new artist. the singer and bassist won out over the likes of justin bieber
and the hot shot rap artist drake. >> i take to heart essentially and i'll make a whole lot of great music for all of you. it's such a police and an honor. >> reporter: a night that started with ten nominations for eminem, including record, song and album of the year, with just two wins both in rap categories. album and solo performance. lady gaga literally came out of her shell to grab three awards including best pop vocal album. that's for "the fame monster." >> thank you. >> reporter: hers was one of several acceptance speeches and lyrics bleeped during the broadcast. but a song with an expletive in its title skirted trouble. >> reporter: he changed the title to forget you and got help from puppets and gweneth paltrow for a version that was mostly censor friendly.
mark barger, nbc news. something for everyone there. well, now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in colorado, an suv crashed through the front entrance of a cell phone store injuring eight people. officials say the 75-year-old driver suffered some kind of medical problem before losing control. he jumped a median, drove into on coming traffic before running into the store after clipping a vehicle. five people include position the driver were transported to the hospital. in california, the navy celebrated 100 years of flying by putting on the kind of show it hasn't seen in decades. more than 200 aircraft took flight over san diego marking 100 years in naval aviation. fee tushd vintage planes as well as modern ones. it was the largest air formation since world war ii. v>> and finally in washington, d.c., hundreds showed big hearts in frigid conditions by wearing next to nothing for a good cause. the group of runners stripped down to their boxers and briefs and bikinis to take part in the cupid undy run.
it raised money for a children's charity. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is a fully clothed bill karins. happy valentine's day. >> it's good to see all of our politicians saying their seats in the house. >> don't start that rumor. >> liz, stormy on the west coast. the rest of the nation is very mild. the weather pattern has definitely changed around the country. the only areas below freezing, this is really rare for this time of year, denver north ward to billings. everyone else is above freezing. temperatures are mild, but we have a storm moving on to the west coast there's a spin right here now coming on shore here in northern california. there's also another storm out in the open water that's going to bring moisture to the pacific northwest. the only real sunny spot on the west coast today will be extreme southern california boo arizona. at least in the morning. as far as the rain goes, it's not a huge ordeal. it's just a narrow strip of it that's now coming in through the bay. it will be with us probably for maybe about a half hour or so, and then it will be gone from your area. bring that umbrella with you
today. san francisco northward all the way up the west coast. that's a look atature with show. flagstaff, arizona, holding on to sunshine. i want to let you know on tuesday the rain will return. >> thanks so much. the week ahead on wall street, another notch in xhooin's economic belt, and boeing gets bigger. early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, a battle between two films at the box office this weekend. coming up on this valentine's day. lebron james passes with a game on the line. tiger woods tries to end the longest shot of his career. lemieux takes a slap shot at the nhl. you're watching "early today."
good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. emboldened by the success in egypt and tunisia, thousands of anti-government demonstrators in yemen continue to call for the political reform and the resignation of their president who has ruled for 33 years. meanwhile, algerian opposition groups say they will follow-up mass protests this past weekend with demonstrations every saturday until the government there is changed. a new york man accused of a 28 hour stabbing spree through the city is claiming he's the victim of a setup. that's what the ukranian immigrant yelled as he was being led from a police station yesterday before being arraigned on charges for stabbing three people to death and killing a pedestrian with a car. arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords is reportedly relearning how to speak and mouthing song lyrics such as
"twinkle twinkle little star" and "happy birthday to you." she has been receiving bedside briefings on current events and according to the "new york times" she's she briefly spoke by telephone with her brother-in-law, scott kelly, on the international space station. prince william has chosen his brother, harry, for his best man. william's bride to be, kate middleton, has chosen her younger sister, pippa, as her maid of honor. here's a look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. the use of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas for pain during child birth fell out of favor decades ago, but now in interest of returning it to the delivery room is growing. it's still commonly used in canada, england, andç other countries, and it should be an option for women, particularly in small or rural hospitals that lack around the clock anesthesiaologists needed to
administer epidurals. you can check out the health page on msnbc.com for more information. and now here's an early look at how wail street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12273 after adding 43 points on friday. the s&p inched up 7. the nasdaq road 18. taking a look at overseas trading, the nikkei gained 119 points while in hong song the hang seng climbed 292. an end to weeks of unrest in egypt eased investors fears friday. this week we'll find out if stocks continue to climb. inflation data is high on investors' agenda with the government expected to confirm food and energy costs are on the rise. retail sales data will will also be closely watched along with housing starts and earnings from dell and deere. overseas china has
officially overtaken japan as the world's second largest economy after japan reportedly a contraction in its fourth quarter gdp. general electric is looking to boost its energy arm by acquiring the john wood group's well support business for around $2.8 billion. jpmorgan chase wants to put your money with your mouth is with plans to start an internet and new media investment fund. boeing unveiled its biggest passenger jet to date yesterday. the first of the new 747 eights scheduled tole roll out early next year. and ftd is offering a full refund for groupon customers who complained that the flower company jacked up prices on purchases made with discounts from the online coupon site. well, tiger whimpers. lebron won't take the shot. and junior takes the pole at daytona. plus a team owner and former star blasts the nhl over friday night's fight fest. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. after a beautiful weekend, the nice weather continues east of the rockies. the west coast rainy for you.
here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the heat and celtics are the beasts of the east, but in the end only one can be left standing. potential conference final preview in boston. no valentine's greetings between these clubs. kevin garnett love tap from mike miller. wade didn't like that and introduced himself to garnett. these teams would scratch and claw to the very end. it's a two-point game in the closing minutes. garnett the got the turn around and boston went up by four. closing seconds, he had the chance for the tie, lebron james gave it up. miller to even the score wouldn't go down. celts held off the heat passing miami for the best mark in the east. 85-82. off to cleveland where the wizards finally win a road game. nick young had 31, wizards' road record now 1-25. now hockey. 346 penalty minutes, multiple suspensions, but the tol) of friday's penguins-islanders
brawl fest continues to add up. yesterday penguins owner maria lemieux said what happened friday night wasn't hockey. it was a trav city. the events reflect the state of the league, i need to rethink whether i want to be a part of it. strong words from lemieux. meanwhile islanders trying to avoid physical play in buffalo. game winning break away gave the isles a 7-6 win. dale earnhardt jr. won the pole for daytona 500. it was be an emotional weekend since next weekend is the ten year anniversary of dale earnhardt's death. that's at the same track. and tiger finished seven back and has not won a tournament since november of '09. your winner, a little known spaniard. shot of the tournament on 11. nothing like a hole in one. good thing he made it. he won in dubai by a single stroke. that's your early look at sports "early today." i'm fred roggin. a grammy recap and who won the battle at the box office.
and it should be okay this afternoon. l.a., increasing clouds. cooler, too, in the west. by the time we get to tuesday, not a lot changes. you kind of got a couple of storm systems we're going to deal with here that are going to move slowly through the west, and this next one will drop further to the south with more rain. tuesday looks wetter than even today does. just be prepared. that weather pattern has definitely changed to a more wet pattern in the west. well, if are you watching us on kpw in oregon, feed heart-shaped treats to the animals on this valentine's day, including tigers, lions, and sea otters at valentine's day animal enrichment at the oregon zoo. it's like me feeding you chocolate. >> itself actually wondering where was my box of chocolate this morning. >> i left it up there with the crew. did they eat it? >> thanks, bill. i won't hold my breath.
and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. last night's big grammy winner was lady antebellum. they won five awards, including record and song of the year for need you now. arcade fire won the biggest award, album of the year, for the suburbs. and the night's big upset, jazz bassist and singer esperanza spalding beat out justin bieber for best new artist. elsewhere, the box office roared back to life this weekend thanks to three new films. adam sandler and jennifer aniston's "just go with it" squeezed out a victory with $31 million. it's seen at a clear shot of earning back the $80 million it cost to make. in second, never say never finishing just $700,000 behind. and in third gnomeo and juliet. it took in $25.5 million. the biggest weekend opening for an animated film. the lady gaga egg? what? >> did she have an oxygen mask in there. >> if you guys at home have not seen it, you need to go on-line
as soon as possible. it was the most bizarre thing i have never seen. >> you said raising the bar. i said she broke the bar. >> true. when you start at a meat dress and go up, you figure something has got to give. well, this comes to us from wtvj nbc miami in florida where a gymnast has bounced back from a devastating injury taking some big steps that no one expected possible. jorge's dreams take nearly came to a tragic end when this bad landing left him completely paralyzed, but his awesome recovery improved after fast-acting doctors treated his spinal cord injury with a new cooling procedure. jorge not only walked out of the hospital for an encore, but he plans to follow-up his incredible recovery with a comeback on the mat. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
it was a scene straight out of summer in poland. you'd never guess it was february at one beach will thousands of brave bathers took a dip in the baltic sea. the annual ice swim gets warmed up with a parade beforehand. they claim the swim helps to improve the immune system and even cure the flu. well, for breakups, it's dear john. but for romance, it's dear juliet. thousands of dear juliet letters are sent to shakespeare's lovelorn character each year. the nearly 20-year-old tradition is maintained by the city of arona where the iconic love story took place. lerlt writers reach out and ask for advice or simply express
feelings of love. and elsewhere, romantics on valentine's day sought to use their love to break some records. 14 couples 234 thailand attempted the world's longest kiss. their lips must remain locked for more than 32 hours. no breaks for sitting, eating, even trips to the bathroom. the top prize includes a potential world record title along with cash and jewelry and it continues through today. and somehow we took that from romantic to just down right growth. >> especially the person following them into the bathroom. to make sure the lips were locked. >> exactly. >> so many things that are wrong about that. >> i the quality of the kits, ly lynn. not the duration.