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in an alleged bombing plot. feeling the sting, two california university officers were placed on leave in the wake of pepper spray outrage. and taking a swing, chinese consumers fight back against what they say are defective consumers fight back against what they say are defective appliances. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with terror target. a new york city man is behind bars on a slew of terror related charges after allegedly plot to go bomb u.s. police, post offices and troops returning home from police. the al qaeda sympathizes was driven. jonathan dietz has more. >> reporter: if the suspect was able to build and place the pipe bombs, investigators say this
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tape of an nypd tests shows the damage that would have been done. the suspect is 27-year-old jose pimnetel. he wanted to bomb u.s. soldiers returning home and nypd police cars. >> the subject was a so-called lone wolf, motivated by resentment of american troops in afghanistan. >> reporter: police say he learned how to read bombs by reading al qaeda's inspire magazine. and they showed a photo of pimentel allegedly trying to mix powder. police say they've been watching him with the help of an inform mant. >> the nypd has been keeping track of jose pimentel since may of 2009 when he talked about violence and more intensely in recent weeks as he acted on it.
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>> reporter: officials say pimentel was a follower of an war al alwalki and became angry over his killing back in september. >> that was jonathan did i etz reporting. elsewhere, it appears lawmaker lawmakers are throwing in the towel. after months of partisan disagreements on tax cuts and spending, it looks like the so-called super committee has failed. brian moore reports. >> with a dead lean looming, members of the congressional deficit cutting super committee seem to have agreed there will be month agreement. and the other side is to blame. >> nothing new came out of this. from the democratic side, it was the same thing. raise taxes, no entitlement reform. they think they're going to win the senate, win the presidency and they want to wait until next year and write their own deal. >> reporter: the bipartisan committee has to agreed on $1.2
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million cuts by monday evening to meet a deadline. republicans are standing firm on tax increases. >> it's not about assignment blame. we are unaware of any democratic offer that didn't include at least a $1 trillion tax increase on the american economy. >> democrats are drawing the line on medicare and medicaid. >> what we will not put on the table is the end to the guarantee to those entitlements. >> without an agreement, deep, automatic cuts kick in, slashing domestic and defense spending alike, but not until 2013. a crisis for the next congress. brian moore, nbc news, washington. occupy wall street protesters angry over last week's eviction from their downtown campsite have staged a 24 hour drum circle near the home of new york city mayor michael bloomburg. hundreds arrived on manhattan's upper east side with music i can't tellal instruments in
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hand. however, the group was forced to stay across the street. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. two california university police officers in riot gear who pepper sprayed a line of peacefully sitting demonstrators at uc davis have been placed on administrative leave. video of this incident has touched off nationwide outrage. the school's chancellor has set up an investigation in which police claim they were surrounded by demonstrators and plans to meet with protesters amid calls for her resignation. alleged mcdonald's animal cruelty, video showing chickens tossed around and stuffed into living quarters. finally, this is bizarre.
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greyhound passengers bound for st. louis experienced a weird delay over the weekend. they were left stranded at a truck stop by their bus driver. the drivers, who has a good record, inexplicably left and never came back. passengers think his abrupt leave came after an argument with a customer. he was be disciplined today. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> good morning. >> good morning, bill. i thought about doing that to you, just leaving and saying, you just take over. >> no problem. >> you've been waiting to for that day, haven't you, bill? >> i have my script handy just in case. good morning, everyone. west coast was the stormy spot, but rain has developed in many areas in the middle of the country and that's why we're going to get a good soaking as we go throughout the next three days. we've got the busy travel weather coming for wednesday and we're going to see this boundary
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that has set up. there's cold air to the north, very warm air on the eastern seaboard and in between those boundaries we're going to focus a lot of heavy rain over the next couple of days. it's raining hard in arkansas, kentucky and tennessee this morning. light rain sneaking through southern new england. the worst of it goes from little rock on interstate 40 to memphis. pretty good storms rolling from memphis and nashville. anywhere near the mississippi river valley to the tennessee area, watch out for a lot of that heavy rain during your morning commute. i mentioned it's cold behind this storm system, too. windchills 3 in billings. up to 3 in minnesota. it feels like winter. forred the's forecast, areas of heavy rein down here. mostly developing late in texas. this morning all of that is headed for the east coast later this week. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. there's some early morning showers out there in areas like new york city through the
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chesapeake bay, through new jersey. later today, there will be a chance of showers and other areas, maybe with thunderstorms including areas like dallas, texas. so it's going to be a stormy week. a lot of rain. thankfully we're not going to deal with too much ice and snow. >> thanks so much, bill. coming up, euro worries then asia worries. and why it's best to know about college rivalries before marketing college t-shirts. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, teen heart throbs and werwolves take over the world, at least at the box office. coming up, the packers remain perfect and the bears win and lose all in the same came. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. for a third day, police in cairo's tahrir square are
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clashing with protesters demanding power be transferred to a civilian government. u.s. officials tell "the washington post" the obama administration is investigating whether iran supplied moammar gadhafi with hundreds of special artillery shells for chemical weapons that were kept secret for decades. the shells, which libya fitted with mustard gas were uncovered by revolutionary fighters. saif gadhafi has been captured. penn state university police say they've referred another alleged incident of indecent assault to the attorney general's office. the center daily times quotes a police official as saying an alleged assault by a known individual took place in an
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outdoor swimming building. and chinese demonstrators smashed rerefrigerators, protesting what they say is a design flaw that makes the doors hard to close. that's one way of doing it. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,796 after adding 25 points on friday. but the s&p was down a fraction and the nasdaq lost 15. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei lost 26 points while in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 265. there will be no holiday mood this week on wall street. just euro debt gloom. expect light volume, which lately leads to volatile swings on headlines. the headlines data includes tomorrow's preliminary report on the nation's economic output. traders will watch for signs from spain. over the weekend, that nation's
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ruling soishlists were voted out. one new areas of concern, germany's bond market. long considered one of the world's safest havens, there has been a heavy sell-off over the past few days. adding to uncertainty, as reported earlier, the congressional super committee has failed to bridge their partisan differences. asian markets were hit by their own worries. singapore warns of a sharp slowdown. japanese exports tumbled and chine chinese's vice premier predicts a global recession. clear wire may default on a large debt, leading to bankruptcy fears. also watch chevron. the company's head in brazil admitted fault sunday for an ongoing spill there. >> reuters reports allegheny is close to buying transatlantic holdings for $3.4 billion. and finally, victoria's secret
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has come out with a michigan state t-shirt. it has spartans across the front and the state logo on the back. but minor details, underneath spartans, the church reads hail to the victors. unfortunately, that's the motto of archrival michigan. a little bit of a problem. coming up, the cowboys kick the skins and the packers stay perfect. plus, take a good look at their touchdown pass by the bears jay cutler because you won't be seeing it again this season. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. and, of course, this is a busy week for travel with thanksgiving only days away. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, last night's prime time nbc matchup between the new york giants and philadelphia eagles proved when old rivals square off, anything can happen. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the eagles needed a win and they turned to their backup quarterback to get it done. against the giants tied at 10 in the fourth, vince young threw three interceptions, but stepped up in the stretch. eagles up, 17-10. giants had a chance with under two minutes to play.
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eli manning fumbled. eagles recovered and held on to win it, 17-10. red skins and cowboys with. graham ganow missed a 52-yard field goal. cowboys won 27-24 in o.t. packers haven't lost a game since last disease. they remain perfect with a win over the bucs. green bay is 10-0. the lions will play the packer owes thanksgiving. matt stafford was in a giving mood yesterday. detroit won it, 49-35. bears and chargers, jay cutler lost one to johnny knox in the back of the end zone. chicago won, 31-20. cutler broke his thumb. he'll miss the rest of the season. nascar, after an entire season, it came down to this, a two-car race for the championship. carl edwards and tony stewart. whoever has the better finish
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wins the sprint cup. easy enough. after 65 laps and took the checkered flag, edwards finished second. it's stewart's third championship. galaxy and dynamo, scoreless until the final minute. donovan chipped it over the goalie. galaxy up, 1-0, and that's how it ended. david beckham finally wins a championship in the last game of his five-year contract with the galaxy. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. chalk up another forte lore swift. and this weekend's biggest box office winner may have finished in tenth place. we'll explain. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, they sacrificed for millions of americans they'll never know. coming up, how one big time star paid a little of that back. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back on this monday morning. let me take you through the next three days. a lot of people traveling with thanksgiving coming up. we have rain in the middle of the country. the heaviest rains are areas of texas into tennessee. then tomorrow, this is slow moving storm. it's going to be a rainey tuesday and a rainey wednesday. big storm in the middle of the country on tuesday. starting to head to the east. that storm will be on the east coast as we go into wednesday. thanksgiving arrives and just about everywhere in the country will clear out. it's kind of a ryanny next three
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days in many areas. if you're watching us on wbre tv in pennsylvania, see how an artist transforms materials into art portraits of mass consumption. that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. if you went to the movies, you saw some girl power action. "breaking dawn" took in $130 million in america and another $144 million overseas for well over a $250 million weekend. $72 million on friday opening day. its debut weekend was the fifth best other. on the other hand, the debuting dancing penguin sequel "happy feet 2" stumbled with $22 million, barely half of what the first film opened with.
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this one had the advantage of extra 3d dollars. elsewhere, the ball keeps rolling forte lore swift who won arist of the year for the second time. finally, let's go back to the box office. "the defendants" broke into the top ten with a staggering $1.2 million. this is a big deal because it was only in 29 theaters. that's right, 29 theaters. >> that per theater average is pretty impressive. >> unbelievable. >> does it purposely do that, then it gets more good buzz. >> imagine if it does well. lucky for george. this comes to us from channel 7 news in washington, north carolina. in nearby greenfield, it was a hollywood ending for one marine to asked out a movie star. mila kunis showed up to the ball
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we have 58 degrees outside, kind of warm out there this morning and very humid. you can see the sort of fog out there as well. good morning. i'm joe grebs. >> i'm eun yang. a developing story out of new york city now a man accused of plotting to bomb everything from police cruisers to post offices is behind bars this morning. jonathan dietz has the latest on the arrest and investigation. >> reporter: if the suspect was able to build and place the pipe bombs investigators say this tape of an nypd test shows the kind of damage that would have been done. the 27-year-old suspect is jose pimentel. he was in court tonight. police say he had spoken about wanting to bomb u.s. soldiers returning home and nypd police cars. >> the suspect was a so-called lone wolf, motivated by his own resentment of the presence of american troops in iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: police say pimentel learned how to build bomb by
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reading al qaeda's inspire magazine. officials showed off some of the materials, pipes and timers, material allegedly acquired at stores like home depot, and they showed a photo of pimentel allegedly trying to mix powder. police say they've been watching him with the help of an informant. first when the naturalized american expressed radical views in upstate skin neck taty, and then when he returned home to harlem. >> the nypd has been keeping track of jose pimentel since may of 2009 when he talked about violence and more intensely in recent weeks. >> reporter: officials say pimentel was a follower of anwar al awlaki and became angry over his killing back in september. pimentel's defense lawyer says his client may have radical views but was no threat. the fbi and federal prosecutors chose not to take this case with some sources saying an informant played key roles in providing money and materials each step of the way. with the suspect who may


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