tv First Look MSNBC September 15, 2010 5:00am-5:30am EDT
tea time. mainstream republicans feel the primary pinch from tea party candidates. >> elder care outrage. disturbing video shows 591-year-old woman being abused by her caregiver. and coach crunch. controversial new airline seats aimed at putting the squeeze on passengers. good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "1st look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with a tea party takeover.
across the country, the votes are in from a string of primary races providing a xwlgrim himse of what is to company. the gcop staefbment was upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us there capitol hill with more. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we have results from seven states including washington, d.c. where the city will will get a new mayor, one of several upsets during this primary election. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party senate nomination in delaware. and in new york, political newcomer carl polidino overcame his challenger's lead to become the republican's candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers
are as mads as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on andrew cuomo. also in new york, charlie rangel beat five other democrats and a dozen other ethics charges in his bid to stay in washington. >> no matter what they say, i go back to washington stronger than ever. >> reporter: in all, five states chose senate nominee and six more named candidates for governor. democrats are hoping to hold on to their majority. >> i'm not yielding one grain of sand. >> reporter: in d.c.'s mayor race, vince gray led fenty by nearly 9,000 votes. >> tonight the people of the district sent a message loud and clear that they want to bring character, integrity and leadership back to the mayor's office. >> reporter: and that may be the final word. there's no republican runs against him this fall. so far, eight members of congress have lost their primaries. lynn? >> thanks so much.
and just one primary result from last night that is still pending. we have the new hampshire gcht op in the primary and the latest results show with 85% of precincts reporting, kelly is ahead of ovide by about 1,000 votes. well, american hiker sarah shourd is free this morning after spending more than a year in an iranian prison. but the story is not over. two other american hikers she had been traveling with are still being held on espionage charges. andrea mitchell filed this report from tehran late last night. >> reporter: it was a happy ending tonight for sarah shourd, the 32-year-old american hiker released from an iranian prison and flown immediately to the gulf nation that by some reports put up the $500,000 that iran was demanding for her bail. >> on behalf of myself and my family, anything i'm standing
here today because of the efforts of many people and many governments. >> reporter: she was reunite there had with her mother, nora, who with the other two mothers had been pleading and lobbying and really begging for the release of their children saying that they had simply wandered across the border in iran from iraq and that they were search not spies. but the prosecutor has announced that not only are there charges against the two men, the two male hikers, shane bauer and josh fattal, that these two men are being charged with espionage and will be forced to stand trial. so their mothers, their families, the two men themselves, have very pbad news indeed tonight. back to you. now here's a look at other news going on around america. shocking video from new jersey where a caregiver is behind bars after she was seen on tape allegedly abusing her 91-year-old patient. children of the victim set up a
web cam when they saw suspicious bruises on her. the caregiver faces multiple charges of aggravated assault, neglect and welfare endangerment, all which have she denies. in louisiana, new video tape was released of a hit and run driver woulds offense was caught on walmart security camera. the driver approaches a crosswalk and mows down a 60-year-old woman who bravely pushes her daughter out of the way. seconds later, the driver clips another shopper before driving away. officials found the vehicle abandoned but they're still looking for the suspect. the 60-year-old is in the hospital with severe head injuries. a california teen got quite a scare when a 3-fat long snake coiled around pipes in the wall bit him while he slept. two nights in a row. firefighters removed the nonpoisonous critter which they believe is the lost pet of previous tenants. and in florida, a diver hauled in a monster catch.
a nine pound, two foot long lobster. he grabbed the tail and wrestled the crustacean for about 40 minutes before taking it up to the surface. he estimates there was about five pounds of meat in the tail alone. he also says that he made enchiladases with it. why not. for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins who i know has his lobster bib in his desk traur. >> yes. >> so if that diver is watching, lobster gram it on up. >> i've actually lived in maine and in in a. and when you order a hob sister typically at a restaurant, you're getting a maine lobster, you're not getting the spiny lobsters in florida. they don't taste as good, but -- >> you don't think that they're as good as maine lobsters? >> no, not even close. >> it's a different taste, but, you know -- >> you don't get the chlaws either.
>> that's what i was saying. >> maine lobsters are the big claws. >> i thought it was some weird cross breed of a huge fish and a lobster but in our -- so spiny lobsters don't have chaus. >> i'm here for you. >> you have a wealth of information every day. >> let me try to talk about what i actually know now. and that's what's happening in the tropics. overnight karl just popped up in a hurry and we get these storms in the caribbean because the water is so warm. once the storm starts forming, they quickly can spin up. but a strong tropical storm this morning. it's missed cancun for the most part p. it's down here in the northern belize and southern portion of the yucatan and this is coming on shore with winds of about 65 miles per hour. sometimes these storms come across the yucatan, they can head up towards texas, but this one looks to stay south of that. we'll take it off the yucatan during the day on thursday. friday it moves over the warm water of the gulf again. that's when it could regenerate into a category 1 hurricane and then go back into mexico.
so this is going to be mexico's storm over the next three or four days. now, we also have a really incredible event, we're observing it from far which is great, but we have two category 4 hurricanes at the same time out here in the atlantic. we have igor, of course, and julia really intensified overnight. that's now a category 4 also. the last time we had two major hurricanes like this in the atlantic, we have to go back to 1999. so it's long time. very rare. thankfully neither will affect the quuunited states.igor will e a category 2 hurricane when it's closest to bermuda. we'll have to see -- it's a little far away to still have a direct impact, but the timing looks to be sunday night as the storm goes right over the top there of bermuda. forecast, i haven't spent a lot of time on the east coast because it's going to be a
gorgeous day. really no troublesome weather. hot from florida down to texas. beautiful weather from the great lakes into new england and the rainy spot is going to be here from minneapolis towards kansas city. so the bottom line is the tropics are as active as it gets. so far our country's been spared. mek company is not so lucky this morning. >> bill, thank you. well, stocks stumble, japan props up the yen. and you won't believe who is going green. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. reggie bush makes biggest return of his career and the yanks and rays need extra innings again. you're watching first look on msnbc. [ female announcer ] multigrain pops.
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[ woman laugh everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. here on some of the top stories making news this morning. france is one step closing from banning women for wearing a burqa in public. if the law is approved, it will go into effect next spring setting a range of fines for
women including tourists who wear the full faced veil. one of the 33 miners trapped half a mile underground has a reason to celebrate. his wife gave birth to a little girl. if you thought airplane seats couldn't get more uncomfortable, oh, they can. this week an italian company unveiled a new seat withes as much surface area as a bar stool. they're designed to allow airlineses to fit more passengers in to coach, but some call it, quote, akin to horse back riding. and president obama received a rock star's welcome complete with a standing ovation and deafening screens when he gave students at masterman school a pep talk. the president shared comical and inspiring personal stories from his owns high school years, encouraging his attentive
audience to get drive and education. the dow opens at 10,526 after dropping 17 points yesterday. the s&p was down a fraction. the nasdaq edged up four. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei added 217 points while in hong kong, the hang seng gained 29. stocks gave up their gains just after the closing bell yesterday. as skittish investors worried about the health of the global economy. fresh reports of waning confidence monger map investors coupled with stalled industrial production in some european countries weighed on investors' minds. that made so-called safe bets like gold hot commodity. the precious metal traded at a record high above $1276 an ounce. quoeoverseas, japanese offis stepped in for the first time in six times to keep its economy in check. the move has pushed the yen
sharply hoe errands stocks sharply higher. back on wall street, news that retail sales picked up at their fastest pace in five months buoyed stocks for much of the day. macy's added nearly 3% while jcpenney shares jumped a healthy 7%. meanwhile best buy shot up 7% after the electronics retailer raised its full year forecast and blew past earnings estimates. thanks to strong mobile phone sales. and good news for owners of cisco stock. the number one network gear maker says it will start paying out a 1% to 2% dividend to shareholders by july of next year. millions of jpmorgan chase customers weren't able to access their online accounts or on the go yesterday. however, the bank fix wlad it called the technical issue and restored web service early this morning. and finally, one sure sign that going green is here to stay. italian officials seized mafia linked assets worth $1.9 billion tuesday, that's the biggest mob
haul ever. according to authorities, the record wind fall came from the crime group's newest scheme laundering money new alternative energy companies. they'll also think of something. well in, health news this morning, researchers have announced an age old problem for women. 's mains an age old problem. will is nothing that can effectively treat morning sickness in pregnant women. after poring through data from 27 studies that included more than 4,000 women, a new study concludes no therapy is both reliable and safe. the report evaluated numerous treatments including nibbling on ginger, vitamin b 6, acupuncture and anti-vomiting drugs. just got to suffer through it. for more information on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at msn msnbc. reggie returns the trophy. the angels get go gophered. and clubhouse humor hits the field. plus, defense takes center stage as the yankees and rays
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punch. he gave back the trophy. first time a player has forfeited the honor. reggie bush calls the decision heartbreaking. the heisman trust has yesterday to decide if they'll give the trophy to vince young. baseball, rays hosting the yanks. tampa down two. willie aybar changed that. curtis granderson on his horse, terrific diving grab in the ninth and kept it tied at seven. jorge posada gave the yanks the lead. yanks are back in first place with an 8-7 win. duncan hit two home runs against the angels, indians won it. joe inglett with a shot up the middle.
norris knocked it down and makes the play at first. another nice defensive play, ryan howard, a line drive to right. uglis threw out howard before he collided with sanchez. luckily, they were both okay. phils won it, 3-2. finally, a stumble and fall while running out of the dugout. that's embarrassing. the teammates had some fun with it, made an outline where he took the spill. it's not too often that you get to look at your own chalk outline. that's your first look at sports. i'm fred owe begin. >> no another quick look at the weather, here's bill karins. good morning. and it's chilly out there in a few spots. especially northern new england. albany, 47 this morning. and we're 51 in hartford, so grab the jacket or a sweater as you head out the door. this afternoon will be gorgeous, but a little brisk out there
this morning. a little bit of a breeze, too, but skies are clear. the only showers we have is in extreme northern portions of vermont and maine. but even there, a nice day today. temperatures will be about 83 in d.c., by far the warmest. everybody else in the 70s and just a nice crisp afternoon. a good day to eat your lunch out doors. buffalo cooler at 65. we also have some big thunderstorms in kansas. as far as the weather goes in our country, this is probably the worst of it today. this will head towards kansas city this afternoon. some big storming rolling out there. so the forecast for today, the only travel trouble spots if you're flying would be kansas city up into minneapolis. chicago looks nice today. it's hot in dallas. in san antonio and houston, you can't catch a break this summer. still temperatures in the mid-90s today. it's pretty hot down there from new orleans all through florida, also. but, lynn, the tropics, very active. the rest of the country kind of quiet. >> bill, thanks.
another pop star is headed to jail for bad behavior while driving. plus, lady gaga, the lobbyist, flexing the power of twitter. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on ms mbs. running there? dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
welcome back to "first look." last night on late night with jimmy fallon, jimmy used the obama's upcoming children's book to underscore the president's oval office frustrations. >> obama is publishing a children's book with pictures by the same guy who illustrated the little engine that could. obama's book is a little different, though p. instead of saying i think i can,
i think i can, the main character says i thought i could, i thought i could. nancy pelosi's republican opponent john dennis has a new tv ad where he depicts hers as the wicked witch of the west. in a statement nancy pelosi said the ad is uncalled for and tasteless. ha-ha-ha. check this out, the vatican library is reopening after a three year renovation. that's right, the favorite word, shhh. and tonight jimmy welcomes regis philbin, emma stone and the cast of the broadway puz cal american i had got. that's hate night with jimmy fallon week nights at 12:35, 11:35 central time on your local nbc station. time for your first look at entertainment news. celebrities in england don't get the hollywood treatment when it comes to repeat dui offenses. 47-year-old pop star george michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after admitting he
drove under the influence of marijuana. the judge made it clear jail was inevitable following a similar conviction in 2006. michael was slapped with a five-year driving ban and a fine of nearly $2,000. following months of repeated denials, penelope cruz's agent announced that she is 4 1/2 months pregnant. finally, lady gaga knows the power of twitter. the most followed twitter user with almost 6 million followers, she tweeted yesterday for fans to get in touch with senator harry reid and schedule a vote to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. reid quickly responded that a vote had been scheduled for next week. harry reid on twitter. >> responding to lady gaga. that's what the world has come to, the power of twitter and
ahead gaga. >> i don't know what to say but with he wi welcome to the information highway. hop in. i'm lynn berry and this is first look oig. way too early with willie geist starts right now. yes, we will! it is those same so-called experts who said we had no chance of winning the primary, it will be hard work, but we can win. and if those same people who fought against me work just as hard for me, we will win. >> yes, we can. tea party candidate christine o'donnell pulls the upset in dela