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there is a bull market somewhere. i promise to find it somewhere. i'm jim cram, see you , this morning on "early today," horror in hama. reports of a grizzly new massacre in syria. final frontier, the space shuttle enterprise is hoisted on to the new home in new york city. and stab in the dark, have archeologists unearthed an unholy centuries-old secret from archeologists unearthed an unholy centuries-old secret from bulgaria's medieval past? captions paid for by nbc-universal television this is "early today" for thursday, june 7th, 2012. good morning, i'm lynn berry. >> we begin with reports of another syrian massacre. two weeks after the world was outraged by the mass killing of more than 100 people, syrian activists say there has been a
similar attack by forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. activists say pro-government militia and security forces killed at least 78 people including women and children in the central province of hama. the syrian observatory for human rights groups said army troops shelled the area and militiamen armed with guns and knives, carried out the attack. in turkey, secretary of state hillary clinton told a meeting of foreign ministers a transition in syria must include full powers for interim government and free elections. back here at home, opening arguments set for next monday in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. yesterday the last of 12 jurors and four alternates chosen. several have connections to the university something the judge in the case called unavoidable in such a small community. brian mooar reports.
>> reporter: though it once seemed unlikely a judge seated the 12th member of the jury that will decide the child sex abuse case against former penn state coach jerry sandusky. >> the judge is moving the case along quickly. the jury selection process, he didn't waste any time in phase two this morning. >> reporter: juror 12 was seated before lunch. a day-and-a-half after jury selection started. that silenced those who believed it was impossible to find a jury in a small community with such close ties to penn state and its legendary football team. the judge says the ties are to be expected. some of the connections were a little too close. >> 15 people knew a member of the -- a person named on the prosecution witness list. 20 people knew someone on the defense list, which is longer. >> reporter: one juror is a crepe student, another a season
ticket holder, whose father said he called with mike mcqueary. for those who didn't make the jury, mixed feelings. >> i felt like i could have been a neutral juror. >> a little bit thankful i didn't get picked because i do own my own business, would have caused me hard times. >> reporter: sandusky is accused of abusing ten boys over a period of 15 years, charges he has repeatedly denied. nbc news has learned the prosecution intends to kick off their case with a letter written to one of the victims, a document that spells out an inappropriate relationship with the former coach. brian mooar, nbc news. a security breach at two widely used websites compromised the private information of millions of users. the social business network linkedin and online dating service e-harmony. some of the passwords were stolen and millions appear to
have been leaked onto the internet. both companies declined to say how many accounts have been breached. cyber security experts advise that users of both websites should change their passwords immediately, especially if they use the same code to access other online accounts. now here is a look at other story making news in america. in new york, quite a sight the space shuttle enterprise is home for good. crowds watched as the prototype made the final journey hoisted on a barge and onto the deck of the intrepid which serves as an aerospace museum. it took three hours to lift it in space. visitors can see it up close next month. >> in los angeles things got rowdy after game four of the stanley cup final. four were arrested on charges from public drunkenness to battery. police say they are happy most fans behaved. fred roggin will have all the kings/devil highlights coming up
in sport. >> in new york the operator of a commuter train was caught reading the newspaper instead of keeping his eyes on tracks. at times he appeared to be steering at his cell phone. and finally, in florida walt disney world, a pair of teens showed up as patter pan and tinkerbelle. employees of the park told them their costumes looked too much like the real deal so they were told to change or leave. disney world argued it would have been confusing to kids in the park. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's bill karins. creative. >> creative. crazy. good bay to put it. these theme parks have it where you can't dress up. >> the kids read the books, they run up, they want the signature from goofy. >> then they give tips.
you never know. >> handing mickey a five. >> exactly. good morning, everyone. unfortunately more cool air, more stormy weather into the northwest. some of the worst weather in the entire country can be found in the pacific northwest and, you know, we just got done with a shot cold air. the last thing we needed was a storm to go through. the warm has begun. the storm system is just off the coast. it will move on shore during the day today and behind it tomorrow more cool air and then with that cool air you'll have to deal with the showers you'll see in the afternoon and evening. today a soaking light rain. radar filling in nicely, all the way from the border of california all the way up through oregon, i-5, eugene and portland. tacoma and olympia and through the peugeot sound we'll deal with wet weather. not that windy with this front but temperatures will be cool behind it. still chilly in boise and this afternoon we'll at least warm you up a little bit with
sunshine in the upper 70s. look at these temperatures from portland and seattle you'll be lucky to hit 60 degrees. that's a look at nice. temperatures very comfortable in the low to mid-80s. 58, cloudy and rainy in portland. >> we feel sorry for them. coming up wall street zooms for at least one day. nasdaq offers up its facebook apology and the most fuel-efficient car on american roads today. your business headlines are straight ahead. she wrote a song about her times with him. now he's having his say. >> coming up the devils live for another day and the thunder roll into the nba finals. you're watching "early today."
good morning welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here is some of the top headlines this morning. federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers, baggage handlers at puerto rico's largest airport for snuggling drugs. authorities say it sent millions of pounds of cocaine on commercial aircraft for at least a decade. a dock from japan that is almost 70 feet long washed ashore on a beach in oregon. ripped loose by the tsunami, it took more than a year to make the 5000 mile trip across the pacific. radiation readings on the dock were normal.
ray bradbury, one of the all time giants of science fiction died at 91. perhaps best known for the book "fahrenheit 451" it anticipated electronic tv and ipods long before they became a scientific reality. >> an archaeologist discovered two men with iron rods in their chest. the grave is just the latest of more than 100 vampire skeletons discovered in bulgaria over recent years. here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the today. the dow will open at 12,414 after skyrocketing 286 points. the s&p soared 29. overseas trading in tokyo the nikkei rose 106 points while in hong kong the hang seng gained
157. speculation the u.s. and europe will help their economies sent stocks surging. hopeful investors clung to comment from a trio of federal reserve officials indicating the central bank might need to take new action to support economic growth. in other words, stimulus. today traders will be listening for any similar hints from fed chief ben bernanke's testimony before congress on the nation's economic health. and adding to investors hopes the fed's beig ebook survey contradicted last week's dismal job reports with reports of nationwide growth. the result sent the dow back into positive territory for 2012 after last friday's selloff wiped out the year's gains. home builders rallied helped by a strong earns report from hovnainan enterprises and rising applications for mortgages.
private equity may try to buy a stake in morgan stanley. on the down side halliburton fell on news that shortage of fracking materials will double its north american profit losses this quarter. meanwhile mattress maker tempuredic plunged 40%. nasdaq's chief told cnbc the exchange is embarrassed as an organization and has set aside $40 million to compensate losses incurred by facebook's botched ipo. financial firms say that falls far short of an estimated $100 million lost. finally, the most fuel-efficient car in u.s. history. it's ready to hit the roads. honda's new electric fitch clocks in at 118 miles per gallon. sound good to me. coming up jersey devils avoid a sweep, managing a first step in the most unlikely of come back.
if you're just waking up this is "early today." in sports last night in the stanley cup finals the new jersey devils forced the los angeles kings to put away their brooms. here is fred roggin with a look at all the sports headlines. good morning, well, the la kings will have to wait longer to capture their first stanley cup. the devils took game four and they are still alive. there is the cup itself. kings trying to go for the sweep, the devils would not go away easily. game scoreless heading in the third period, new jersey struck first, patrik elias, gave it back 62 seconds later. on the pear play the puck was found to the back of the net. the game was tied at one. however, the night belonged to the devils. david clarkson to adam henrique, who controlled the puck with a skate and fired it past jonathan quick. they later added an empty netter. kings lead 3 games to 1.
they can wrap it up saturday, game five in new jersey. half of the nba finals set after a victory by oklahoma city. game six thunder hosting the spurs. san antonio in control early thanks to tony parker. 21 of 29 in the first half. spurs up by as many as 18. oklahoma city turned it on behind a stellar performance by kevin durant. 20 of the 34 in the second half. oklahoma city led it 79-77. russell westbrook added 25 including a layup plus the foul. six point lead. with only under three minutes to play. now the dagger, durant to parkins for the jam. watch durant. durant hugs his family, still 14 seconds to play. no worries. thunder eliminate the spurs 107-99 after trailing two games to none. the thunder are the western conference champs and await the winner of the heat-celtics series. that is the early look at sports on "early today" i'm fred roggin. is she or isn't she having a baby? who was last night's big country music winner?
eugene heading up 5, salem to portland this area will be soaked in rain for your morning commute. slow go. views built on the poor side. once we get through northern california southward you're dry, sunny, still very warm around phoenix. that storm system heads out but with a chilly air around. afternoon storms still in the northwest. but at least your morning drive tomorrow will be a lot better today. if you're watching us on knbc 4 in los angeles california in nearby long beach learn how tiny fibers are used by weavers to create elaborate artwork at long beach museum of art. that's your event of the day. "us weekly" report gizelle is expecting baby number two. carrie underwood won the third video of the year award at last night's cmc music awards.
tmz reports debra messing is divorcing her husband of 11 years. >> axl rose robbed of three golden diamond necklaces worth $200,000 after a paris guns and roses concert. do you think that's a current picture or is that from forever ago? >> john mayer is not happy with taylor swift over her song "dear john" he told "rolling stone" he didn't deserve it and it was humiliated by it and quote a lousy thing for her to do. >> charlie sheen admitted to rolling stone during his "winning" phase when he walked away from ""two and a half men"" he quick sanded and was in denial. he makes no apologies for still drinking, saying he favors straight vodka "because i've always said that ice is for injuries" only charlie sheen. from wfla, newschannel 8 in
tampa, florida in lakeland high school, graduation is a big deal for one family. that is because seven adopted siblings are all getting their diplomas this week. they were born in places like china, ethiopia, viet nam, never thought graduating would be possible in their homeland, they are part of a family of 18 kids including 14 adoptees and their parents plan to welcome two new additions from china later this year. wow. i'm lynn berry this is "early today" just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
coyotes aren't a favorite animal of humans unless they are properly protected. known for attacking anything that walks, these puppies are being admired instead of feared in canada. they are the first ones born in the wildlife park's 60 year history. as cute as they are, they will be shipped off to a new park as soon as the baby stage is over. in china, for one real live giant, enough is enough. the world's tallest man has finally stopped growing at 8'3" tall after receiving multiple surgeries to treat a tumor in his brain producing growth hormones. being only one of ten people documented to ever grow beyond eight feet tall, he boasts size 60 feet, and the world's widest hands. whoa!
elsewhere in china, two young boys combined new and old and east and west to win over the crowd. performing at a national hip hop competition, the kids merged hip hop with traditional chinese martial arts. coming up with a presentation that left audience members and judged stunned. they easily won the award for the competition's best performance. they are adorable. >> i like their outfits. >> like the little martial arts but with flare. >> are you starting to vogue? >> huh? it's early, bill. cut me slack. time for stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. as anger grows about a cyber attack against iran, a kill list and other sensitive intelligence, the four leaders of the house and senate intelligence committee will hold a news conference to address the issue. in pennsylvania former national
football league players and families will file a master complaint alleging the nfl deliberately and fraudulently concealed from them the link from football related head injuries and long term neurological problems. singer prince turns 54. all day long stay on top of the latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. tonight, be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." is at is coming up later this morning on "the today show." a husband speaks out after being acquitted for killing of his wife. and funny man chris rock will be live to preview the animated film "madagascar 3, europe's most wanted." >> 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.