tv First Look MSNBC August 3, 2011 2:00am-2:30am PDT
and melissa harris-perry for jobs well done. this network also announced today that i will be sticking around here for a long while yet. nothing could make me happier or prouder. that's a little indulgent. but for me, it really is the best new thing in the world today. thank you, that's it. done deal. with the debt bill signed, president obama and lawmakers turn their attention to the next front in the budget battle. military might. a lithuanian official sends a crushing message over illegal parking. and flight of fancy. an escaped peacock causes quite a commotion in new york city. good morning to you. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with
crisis averted. president obama signed lawmaker's painstaking budget compromise into law yesterday keeping the u.s. out of default for now, however lawmakers left some big business unfinished before breaking for the august recess. tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: lawmakers were so busy dealing with this debt crisis they failed to pass funding for the faa leaving almost 80,000 workers with no pay. after signing a deal to extend america's credit, president obama told congress to deal with the faa. >> congress needs to break that impasse now. >> reporter: nearly 250 airport construction projects are on hold. funding ran out last friday leaving 70,000 construction workers and 4,000 federal employees with no pay. >> i'm concerned with whether or not i'm going to be able to pay my mortgage. this is their bread and butter to have 70,000 of these workers
off is not fair. >> reporter: at issue is whether to cut thousands of dollars the government gives to 13 rural airports. >> all we're trying to do is end these wasteful subsidies, some as high as 3,700 a ticket. >> reporter: the senate's top democrat calls it extreme. >> i do my best to protect the state, sometimes you have to be reasonable, i think. >> reporter: the house passed a bill and left town. >> they passed a bill and said to the united states senate either you take it our way or it will be no runway. >> reporter: during the shutdown the government cannot tax airline tickets. it's losing $200 million a week. don't expect to see those savings if you're booking. some airlines raised prices to compensate, now some have announced they are refunding customers. veronica? >> tracy pie potts in washingto thank you. this afternoon, andrea
mitchell will be joined exclusively by house minority leader nancy pelosi. they will discuss the faa shutdown and what's next for congress. be sure to watch "andrea mitchell reports" today at 1:00 p.m. last night on chris matthews, he asked steve israel what he thinks of the debt deal and how it will play out for congressional members returning to the homefront for the next month. >> is it a great deal? no. but it's a done deal. these members of congress are going home, going back to their districts, and we will hold them accountable. >> most of what goes on in the hill, not most, i shouldn't say that what goes on on the floor is transparent. i saw happy faces on the republican side. boehner looks relieved, you guys are hanging heads, you're bowed down. i don't see the physical manifestation of a happy
democratic party. am i missing something? >> who can be happy when you are in negotiation with people who said they are willing to destroy the economy of this country and pull it over the cliff. they may think they're happy on the floor but they're going home to their district and we're giving them an accountability august. we will ask them to defend the indefensible. i don't know what the weather service is saying about the temperature in august, but for these republicans it will be very, very hot. >> lean forward with chris matthews and hardball weeknights at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc. egypt's former president hosni mubarak is now in cairo for a part of the trial that resulted in the uprising and his being ousted from power. the 83-year-old overthrown leader was flown in by helicopter and arrived at the site of his trial in a hospital bed surrounded by heavy security inside a specially constructed
metal cage. clashes broke out between mubarak supporters and opponents. a new report has identified a massive hacking attack on government organizations including the united nations and the u.s. energy lab. mcafee said the infiltration took place over several months. it believes one culprit is probably to blame but declined to identify the suspect. one cybersecurity expert says china is the likely candidate. here's your "first look" at some other news going on around america today. one texas driver received quite a scare when he couldn't take his car out of cruise control. with his brakes lock and unable to stock, he barrelled down the road at 60 miles per hour. the ordeal came to an end when a police officer got in front of the out of control vehicle to slow it down. the u.s. coast guard's
discovery of a drug smuggling submarine netted a whale of a narcotics bust. crews unloaded over 200 bails of cocaine in south florida following the arrest of drug traffickers in the caribbean sea. the value of the bust is expected to be $180 million. a severe drought uncovered a major find in a lake in florida. a globe-like figure found in the lake is part of the ill-fated "columbia" space shuttle mission. efforts are being made to return the piece to nasa. in chicago, a symbol of hollywood royalty and america's past time is scheduled to hit the auction block. a baseball kissed by marilyn monroe and signed by yankees legends by joe dim mag dimaggio
up for auction tomorrow. and now for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins. you could barely make out the lips on the ball. >> i think they'll have to somehow preserve it. >> it's too late now 1952 is when it happened. >> if it lasted this long, it will last longer. good morning. around the country the heat is the story. around the southeast, people are wondering what will happen with emily. winds are maxing at 50 miles per hour. it's still a weak tropical storm. kind of disorganized. the bright red is the cloud showing you the cold cloud tops where the thunderstorms are. the center of the storm is on the edge of that. not right under the middle of it. that's keeping the storm on the weak side. puerto rico is getting brushed with heavy rain and thunderstorms. and this is heading for the dominican republic later on tonight. the dominican republic has some tall mountains, and they typically tear the storm apart.
the national hurricane center is thinking it has a chance to regenerate. if it does, this would be the general path it would take. the closest it would get to south florida, sometime around saturday at midnight or so until 2:00 a.m. that's the closest it should be to miami. then the hurricane center thinks it makes a more northwards turn and parallel the florida coast. that cone of uncertainty includes florida, but most of it is off the coast. on sunday, it will head up towards the carolinas. they think at this time it could strengthen over the warm waters of the gulf stream and have a category 1 hurricane along the south carolina or north carolina coast. we have a lot of interest here with emily. the big key is what will the state of emily be tomorrow morning after it comes off of haiti and the dominican republic? as far as commuter models go, a lot of them are taking it close to florida and parallel to the coastline going from sunday into monday. let's talk about the heat. this was so oppressive
yesterday. 107 in kansas city. 112 in tulsa. we still have very warm temperatures this morning. 92 in dallas at this hour. excessive heat warnings cover all of the south. 109 in dallas. i can't picture what they've been going through this summer. >> 92 degrees already. unbelievable. troubling data, disappointing earnings and worry all over wall street. your "first look" at business headlines is straight ahead. a grudge match between the brewers and cardinals. kevin durant fines a new place to play, and he may be little but he has a big voice. [ man ] behind every business is a "what if."
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the activist who hit rupert murdoch with a pie made of shaving foam, received a six-week jail sentence. he had pleaded want guilty to assaulting murdock who is testifying about the hacking scandal for the paper "news of the world." the late senator ted kennedy faced threats long after the murders of his brothers. the many warnings included an alleged assassination plot out of cuba and one reportedly called in by the son of the late mobster al capone. during the 2001 anthrax scare, his office received an envelope of white powder which tested negative for anthrax. in uganda scientists have found a 20 million-year-old fossilized remains of a tree-climbing ape. it could shed light on the region's evolutionary history. in a stunt filmed for a european tv show the mayor of lithuania's capital allegedly fed up with illegally parked vehicles crushed a mercedes with an armored vehicle. the mayor has long advocated his citizens, take up cycling as
alternative transportation. and a male peacock has become the latest escapee from a new york city zoo. since the animal went awol he has been spotted perched on a 5th avenue apartment window ledge and spawned two twitter accounts. now here's a "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,866 after dropping 265 points. the s&p sinks 32 points, and the nasdaq lost 75. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei slipped 207 points, while in hong kong the hang seng tumbled 428. weak economic data and poor earnings negated whatever debt deal there was on wall street tuesday and sparked fresh concerns about the economy's health. consumers cut spending in june for the first time in nearly two years. incomes rose by the smallest
amount since last september. coming a day after weak manufacturing data and after last friday's chilling government figures showing the economy growing at the slowest pace since the recession, the street's mood has suddenly become grim. all 30 dow stocks fell. all but 13 of 500 on the s&p fell. wall street is in its longest losing streak since october 2008. the ten-year treasury yield fell to its lowest since 2011 as investors sought safe haven there. gold, another traditional safe spot, was up almost 1 1/2%. general electric and home depot led stocks lower with losses of 4% or more. pfizer's second quarter profit beat expectations and its forecast was bright. nevertheless, shares fell over 4.5%. arch daniels midland dropped 6 . 56 missing profit expectations. coach lost nearly 7% after reporting a loss in profits. also adding to the bleakness, july's u.s. auto sales rose only slightly threatening to derail the industry's fragile recovery.
european markets hit their lowest close in 11 months on more bank worries linked to greece's debt woes. finally, after a six-week investigation, police in new jersey arrested a 29-year-old woman who took breaks on the night shift at dunkin' donuts to provide sexual services to customers in their cars. well, tempers flare in milwaukee. the sox battle the tribe and a bad throw with a fake steal. plus, kevin durant taking a few lessons on the court in harlem. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers.
welcome back to "first look." in sports, for both the new york mets and the marlins, it's been the kind of season that makes it not too surprising that the most noteworthy part of last night's game didn't take part on the field. here's mario solis. hi there. good morning. many kids dream of playing in the major leez, but for 11-year-old jacob resnick, he dreams of calling the game. yesterday he got the opportunity of a lifetime. take a listen. >> here's the first pitch in hand, and reyes swings it. back it goes. it's gone! a home run for jose reyes, and the mets tie the game! >> great call by the young jacob resnick. remember that name. he has a future in this business. to the ninth inning where the mets literally throw this one away. up one. grounder to justin turner, and
he airmails the toss to first. marlins take the lead and beat the mets 4-3. wild one between the brewers and cardinals. the pitch aimed for albert pujols head. he stays in the game. time for payback. jason mott hits ryan braun. this one goes extra. lance brookman puts them on top with an rbi single. st. louis wins 8-7 in 11. to boston, the red sox and indians tied in the ninth. jacoby elsbury to center. saltalamacchia hustles from second and beats out the tag at the plate. boston walks off with the 3-2 win. funny moment between the cubs and pirates. watch andrew mchutchin on first. sfak fakes the steal to second. geovaughny soto comes up, and no one is covering the bait. soto drills a two-run shot in the third. cubs go on to route the pirates 11-6. finally, nba players are locked out, and some are going
overseas to play basketball. the thunder's kevin durant has taken his game to the blacktop. he has put on a show at the legendary rucker park in harlem. dazzling the crowd by hitting three after three in the fourth quarter while being double and even triple teamed. he finishes with a staggering 66 points. if the nba lockout ended today, i have a feeling durant would be ready to go. that's your "first look" at sports. i'm mario solis. now for another quick look at the weather, here is nbc's bill karins. did you hear the kid announcing the game? >> that was great. >> i could never do that. the only thing that would come out of my mouth is boom goes the dynamite. >> you're right, you can't do that. changes for you from the mid-atlantic to new england. thunderstorms last night in boston, that's cleared out what will be different is down in d.c. from philadelphia to baltimore, a lot more clouds today. a lot of green on the map. this is light rain moving down through the ohio valley. we've had thunderstorms overnight through ohio, indiana. now this area of clouds and
showers will move over us with all the cloud cover, temperatures will be much cooler and we'll see showers and sprinkles now and then during the day. instead of being near 98 like yesterday in washington, d.c., 87 with cloud cover. temperatures near 82 in new york. boston, mid 70s. areas like pittsburgh with showers, low 80s. a big change, a day of welcomed relief. you won't get that relief in the southeast. 99 today in atlanta. hot in charlotte, raleigh, new orleans, alabama. the real heat is around the dallas to oklahoma city area. today should be about 110, close to all-time record highs. >> 110? >> that's crazy. >> my goodness. thanks. all right. anna nicole's home is up for sale and we know one person that cher is not voting for. your "first look" at entertainment is straight ahead. [ jelani ] neither of my parents went to college.
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back to "first look." last night on "late night with jimmy fallon," jimmy talked about the public's reaction to how congress handled the debt ceiling negotiations. listen to this, a new poll found that 77% of americans think lawmakers acted like spoiled children during the debt ceiling debate. yeah. in response, lawmakers issued a statement saying na-ah, we don't act like spoiled children. a recent survey found that 67% of people relied more on their
computer than their dog. i can see why. when i ask my computer who played the bad guy in "die hard" it said allen rickman. when i asked dog, he said which die hard? there's been like four of them. charlie sheen checked his ex-wife brooke mueller out of rehab. which begs the question, which kind of rehab facility lets charlie sheen check anybody out. "late night with jimmy fallon" week nights at 12:30, 111:35. in case you have any doubt remaining that charlie sheen will never return to "two and a half men," this should put an end to it. various reports say in the season's opener starring sheen's replacement, ashton kutcher, the character sheen played on the show is not only dead, but the episode will revolve around the funeral being held for him.
talk of a beatles reunion, or at least paul mccarty at the opening ceremony of next year's olympics in london has been premature at best. a rep for sir paul says there have been discussions, but no deal. the 4,700 square foot five bedroom, five and a half bathroom studio city mansion that was home base for the anna nicole show can be yours for $1.75 million. then, finally, following cher on twitter is anything but boring. she let look with a nasty tweet stream after receiving a fundraising letter from michelle bachmann making it painfully clear that she will not be helping bachmann run for the presidency. speaking of twitter, bill, you know i tweet every morning. >> oh. you do. fantastic. >> lots of people are asking when you are going to get in the game, sir. >> sooner or later. >> is that all you're going to give us? if the central park peacock is tweeting, i think it's time -- >> when i feel i have something
peoples attention, i will -- >> you can talk about the weather. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned because "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. president obama signs into law the debt bill, and immediately vows to put the partisan fight over the past several months behind the country moving on to the matter of jobs. the question is what is the president's plan to get america back to work and get the economy growing again? we were told a debt deal would calm the financial markets but the dow dropped 266 points yesterday extending its longest losing streak since that treacherous fall of 2008. the question is what is driving the markets down? and in an amazing spectacle just this morning, former egyptian president, hosni mubarak wheeled into court on a gurney and kept inside a security cage as he faces charges of corruio