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admitted defeat yesterday and now republicans and democrats are pointing fingers across the aisle. meanwhile, president obama is doubling down on promise consequences, saying he'll veto any effort to bypass automatic spending cuts triggered by the supercommittee's collapse. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: it ended with a whimper at a mostly empty u.s. capitol. in a statement the supercommittee co-chair said, we are deeply disappointed that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement. president obama blamed republicans. >> they continue to insist on protecting the $100 billion worth of tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans at any cost. even if it means reducing the deficit with deep cuts to things like education and medical research. even if it means deep cuts in medicare. >> reporter: republicans blamed him. >> what has the president done? now and then he phones in. you can't be e.t. you actually have to lead. >> reporter: the supercommittee could not make a deal to cut
$1.2 trillion in red ink because, in part, democrats say entitlement cuts. >> there's a lot money to be saved without cutting people on medicare. our democratic friends like to portray that as the choice. that's not the choice. >> reporter: republicans resisted higher taxes on wealthy. >> if they were to take the bush tax cuts off and let the american people decide, we could have an agreement today. >> reporter: the failure means automatic defense cuts in january 2013. >> i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off-ramps on this one. >> reporter: i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. egypt's interim military government offered to resign amid turmoil playing out in tahrir scare.
they say 26 have been killed and 2700 injured during three days of violent protests that some are calling a second revolution. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more. >> reporter: tens of thousands of egyptian demonstrate hes have now gathered in tahrir square, demanding the egyptian military step down and immediately transition to a civilian government. the egyptian military has been in power in this country since president hosni mubarak was forced out by similar demonstrations almost one year ago. the egyptian military promised that it would transition to democracy. instead, the military kept marshal law, arrested thousands of people, sent them to military courts and now egyptians are furious. they no loerng trust the government will keep its promise and transition to democracy. this has not, however been a peaceful process. >> we are deeply concerned about the violence that has led to a tragic loss of life over the
weekend in egypt. we call for restraint on all sides so that egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united egypt. >> reporter: egyptian government, which operates under the supervision of the egyptian military offered to resign but so far it is having no impact on the crowds. they want to see democracy implemented and they want the military to step down. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. a group of cia informants in lebanon have been captured by hezbollah in what could be a crippling blow to the intelligence agency's surveillance of the terror organization in that region. concerns have now been raised that spies, who have spent months or years on the agency's payroll, could be tortured or killed. according to u.s. officials, the cia has us suspended espionage efforts no lebanon to see how the network has been damaged by hezbollah's counterintelligence tactics.
now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. a brazen group of robbery suspects dragged a woman to the ground on a boston street as they tried to rip her purse away. the woman was followed, kicked and punched in broad daylight by five women and one man before she could get away with her belongings. police have not made any arrests. a flash mob robbery executed inside a maryland 7-eleven has increased calls there for a teen curfew. one group stood in front of the countrier as a steady flow of approximately 50 people walked through the aisles just taking whatever they wanted. investigators believed the group came from a nearby birthday party. a heavy downpour over the weekend has caused a san pedro roadway to crumble into the pacific ocean. officials had closed the road after ground shifting expanded cracks in the road over several months. no yrz or property damage was caused by the collapse. and finally, show time for
the 85th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade is just around the corner. i still can't believe it. bands and dance groups rehearsed performances in new york city. rehearsals are also scheduled for tonight. for a look at your national and regional weather let's check in nbc meteorologist bill karins because i understand this weather situation here in new york could mess with this, especially high winds on thursday. >> the storm goes through, the rain is gone, but it could be just windy enough some of the big balloons may not be able to make the parade route. there was an incident a couple years ago. we'll watch that. and a lot of other things today. oklahoma hasn't been pretty. arkansas has flash flooding. the big storm. mostly a rainmaker has has strong thunderstorms with it, too. our friends in the pacific northwest are dealing with a very big storm of their own. if anyone is traveling in that direction it will be a bumpy flight and difficult landing. as far as the heavy rain in oklahoma and arkansas, the worst of it is beginning to finally
shift out of oklahoma. we still have good storms here in between dallas and shreveport. and now we're watching a lot of the heavy rain heading for areas like memphis. here's how it's going to break down today. at 8 a.m. east coast time. we'll put this into motion and show you by 5:00 this evening, the brighter the colors, the heavier the rain. indiana, ohio, into pennsylvania it will be getting drenched as everyone is going home from work or school today. also on the front we'll see thunderstorms from areas of louisiana through mississippi and alabama. then by the time we get to wednesday morning, the very busy travel day, all of new england's get willing drenched here. big cities of i-95 and finally by wednesday evening that storm is gone. so, general rule today, a lot of heavy rain, ohio valley and thunderstorms in the southeast. a look at your national forecast. here's a look at the weather outside your window. thunderstorms today are possible, especially later in charlotte, north carolina. i think the worst will definitely be down through alabama, louisiana and mississippi. areas in colorado are clearing
out behind this storm for a pretty nice day. i guess it could be worse. it could be ice and snow we're talking about. it's only rain. >> there have been those years. they're bundled up and covered in snow. >> that's not going to happen. >> hopefully the wind holds off. thaes most important. coming, a wall street thumbs down for the supercommittee. one investment that's still safe. and temporary holiday empty massey on craigslist. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. the fallout over j. lo's shameless product placement production. sidney crosby returns to the ice. does a pitcher deserve an mvp award? voters say yes. you're watching "early today."
u.s., england and canada have announced sanctions from iran aimed at cutting it off from the financial system, in a response toy recent u.n. report that warns tehran is trying to build nuclear weapons. former fbi director, loui freeh will head penn state investigation against san desky. he says his inquiry will go back to 1957 and any abuse recovered will be reported to police. a russian soyuz capsule returning from a nearly six-month stay on the international space station touched down safely in kazakhstan this morning. and now you can own the show-stealing bridesmaid dress won by kate middleton's little sister pippa at the royal wedding. the alexander mcqueen silk creation is being sold for around $3100.
now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,547 after sinking 248 points yesterday. the s&p tumbled 22 points. the nasdaq dropped 49. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei lost 33 points, but in hong kong the hang seng was up 25. debt problems at home and abroad led to a massive wall street selloff monday. volatility sees wall street back in late july when congress was debating the debt limit and it returned yesterday when the so-called supercommittee quit on a deal. energy and techs were hit harde hardest. all 30 dow commodities fell and gold fell to a four-week low. with wall street already concerned about an american credit downgrade moody's warned it may downgrade france from aaa due to the debt crisis pushing up french borrowing costs. one good sign, despite the
supercommittee, investors still see american debt as safe. high demand pushed the ten-year treasury yield below 2%. in deals new, gilead is buying pharmasse. and allegheny buying trans. cooper industries was one of the day's few winners on news it's joining the s&p 500. after the bell, hewlett-packard rose on enings and revenue that topped estimates. elsewhere, former aig ceo hank greenberg is suing the government for $25 billion, calling the 2008 federal takeover of aig unconstitutional. brazil slapped chevron with a $28 million fine for an oil spill off the country's coast, a penalty that could rise. finally, don't want to be alone for the holidays? a 28-year-old ad exec in san francisco may have a solution. he's posted an ad on craigslist
for a holiday girlfriend. someone to snuggle by the fire with and go to dinner at each other's parents house. one important note, offer only good through new year's. and you're on your own. coming up, a tiger wins another major. and sid the kid comes back like he never left. plus, the new england patriots' sleepy office suddenly roerz back to life. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather the forecast is about the busy travel days ahead. that's coming up. you're watching "early today." lysol believes your family should never have to touch
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in my green bean casserole. french's french fried onions. now in the french's stay-fresh can. good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, hockey's greatest player made his long-awaited return to the ice monday night and what a return it was. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlin headlines. >> good morning. after suffering a pair of con kugs last january, sidney crosby made his much anticipated return last night and the penguins' captained looked like he was in midseason form. last night he made the islanders dizzy. just minutes into the game he blew by the defense and roofed a backhand past the goalie, crosby's first goal in nearly a year gave penguins 1-0 lead and then an assist to orpik.
crosby with to points in the first period. added another assist in the second. you know it's your night when you can score a goal like this. shot the puck from the corner somehow, some way, it found the back of the net. everything went right for crosby. two goals and two assists. penguins won it 5-1. bruins tim thomas stopped everything the canadiens threw at him, made 33 saves. andrew ference scored the only goal in the game in the first period. bruins have won nine straight. goal turned by by vermette, corralled the rebound and put the puck and stick between his legs and scored. jackets beat the flames 4-1. baseball ball last week he won the cy young and yesterday verlander took home the mvp. first pitcher to win the award since roger clemens in '86. and monday night football. pats and chief, tom brady with a pair of touchdowns to rob gran
gran cow ski. patriots made it look easy against struggling chiefs. they won it big 34-3. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. the biebs hits the lab to give a sample. your early entertainment headlines are straight ahead. a big league soldier reunion you don't want to miss. you're watching "early today."
welcome back to "early today." let me break down your forecast. this is wednesday. this is for tomorrow. a lot of the busiest travel day of the year. people hitting the roads and airports. the big storm will be on the east coast. a lot of heavy rain up through new england. thunderstorms down along the mid-atlantic. during the day wednesday, the rain will be moving off the coast. by the evening, everything will be all gone. watch out, northern new england, winter storm watches are posted. by the time we get to thanksgiving, we clear it out in most areas. a few showers in south florida and also in southern portions of new mexico. if you're watching us on wnbc 24 toledo, ohio, discover an ancient civilization's understanding of the life and the afterlife at egyptian experience secrets of the tomb. >> thank, bill. now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. justin beeber is looking to make it official and he has been dna tested.
tmz reports bieber took a very controlled dna test with a solid chain of custody that will be hard for any lawyer to challenge. the website reports teen bieber will not settle and vows to sue his accuser and her lawyers when he proves is he not the daddy. england's inquiry into phone-hacking heard testimony from hugh grant monday who said it's time to stand up to the bullying of the tabloids. he accused newspapers of learning information about his personal life only someone listening in on his phone could know. and finally, not content to be paid for her normal 30-second fiat tv ad spots. jennifer lopez is accused of the most brazen product placement ever for her onstage routine with a car during sunday's american music awards. john legend, actually an award presenter, spoke for many when he tweeted that had to be the most shameless thing i've ever seen in a performance. i was genuinely shocked. bill, did you watch that on sunday? did you miss it? >> i watched the beginning part.
it looked like someone just left the car there on the stage by mistake. >> i remember seeing it. is that actually a car? then she had trouble opening the door which maze it more amusing. this comes from kare 11 news in minneapolis, minnesota, where a soldier used a football game to give 50,000 fans and his family something to be thankful for this holiday. staff sergeant matthew helget ank shut shusly awaited to give his daughter and wife the surprise of a lifetime. jamie and 8-year-old madison were watching his taped greeting from kuwait when he snuck up behind them. the very happy family embraced for several minutes, giving all in attendance a memorable holiday moment. will be a very special thanksgiving for them. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a wet start. the rain will be with us for the next 24 hours or so. upper 40's and the 50's. the heaviest rain is around annapolis and easton and st. michael's. some drizzle and fog around baltimore right now. off and on rain showers today and cloudy and cool with temperatures in the mid 50's. the rain will get heavier tonight. we will check the forecast for thanksgiving. >> thank you. 49 degrees on tv hill.
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