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i'm jim cramer and i will see you tomorrow! this morning on "early today," social screw-up. the lawsuit and investigations mount in the wake of facebook's fizzled initial public offering. strong arm of the law. some would-be burglars picked the wrong texas homeowner to mess with. and wingman, an english daredevil performs an unbelievable sky dive without a parachute. captions paid for by nbc-universal television this is "early today" for thursday, may 24th, 2012. >> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with the facebook
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fiasco, one of wall street's most highly publicized initial public offering has now become one of the most criticized. two congressional committees are investigating the bungled ipo and two separate lawsuit ts have been filed, alleging average investors were misled. >> let's do this. >> reporter: last week's facebook frenzy on wall street has turned to -- >> i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: nasdaq blames a software glitch, after an under whelming showing on the first day the share price has tumbled. >> everybody was on the same page, everybody thought there was tons of demand, but now we know that wasn't the case. >> reporter: that could be because of reports that investment banks guiding facebook's ipo process shared negative information about the company's financial outlook with selected clients. before the stock hit the market. >> perhaps they decided to dump their stock, which is a lot of the reasons why this stock has been in free-fall from the beginning. >> reporter: morgan stanley, the
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lead underwriter for facebook's ipo, says the procedures complied with regulations, nonetheless the financial industry regulatory authority is looking into the company's actions and the senate banking committee is said to be preparing its own review. >> there are so many things, that could be happening from now. heads could be rolling. shareholders have filed a class action lawsuit against morgan stanley and facebook, claiming ipo documents concealed negative information about revenue growth. >> you can't tell me there isn't one investor in that facebook ipo that wouldn't have wanted to know that information. >> reporter: a facebook spokesperson responded we believe the lawsuit is without merit and will defend ourselves vigorously. fire struck a nuclear powered u.s. navy submarine at a shipyard in maine injuring six people. firefighters responded to the fire on board the uss miami yesterday with some suffering
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heat exhaustion, all were treated and released. the fire started in the forward compartment of the sub and atomic reactor was not operating and was unaffected. the fire has since been put out and no word on cause. in pakistan this morning, the doctor who helped the u.s. track down osama bin laden has been convicted of high treason. he was sentenced to 33 years in prison. he ran a vaccination program for the cia collecting dna and in an attempt to verify bin laden's presence at the compound in pakistan where he was killed a year ago. the u.s. has called for the doctor to be released. meanwhile a u.s. drone strike on suspected islamic militants in northwest pakistan is likely to increase tensions with that nation. ten people were killed, it follows a similar attack in the same region yesterday which killed four suspected militants. tensions with pakistan had already been running high over a
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continuing stand-off over nato supply routes in afghanistan which pakistan has closed. now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. in texas an off duty sheriff's deputy fought it out with three robbers right on his front lawn. as the deputy wrestled with one attacker, a woman, who was part of the group, tried to free her accomplice, then ran off to get help from the third robber. all three suspects escaped, only to be arrested later. in ohio, two gay men were attacked in a diner. witnesses say the suspect used anti-gay slurs during the assault. one of the victims was knocked unconscious, while the other suffered broken facial bones. police are still looking for the attackers. in michigan a helicopter was used to drop nearly 1,000 hot dog, all part of a contest to see how many hot dogs one person could scoop up. the winner was able to collect
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76, winning a year's worth of free weiners and $1,000. there you go. finally, in texas, one of the most famous girl scout cookies is getting a little more fattening, just when you thought it couldn't get better, it did. a family known for deep frying food at the state fair was commissioned by the girl scouts to use their magic on a samoa, after trying five methods, they settled on a winning recipe which they call the wonton. >> for a look at the weather here is bill karins. you're shaking your head in disbelief. >> i need to defend the hot dog. you'll go all in on the deep fried coconut girl scout cookie but you make fun of the hot dog. >> falling from a plane on to dirt as people are scooping it up? five second rule. >> good morning. yesterday we saw temperatures
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cool off dramatically in many areas of the northern rockies and all the way up through the northwest. we are watching cool temperatures as we go throughout the day today too. much of the country, a lot of people will be doing some traveling over this memorial day weekend. the heat has moved from the desert southwest into the middle of the country. the temperatures have dipped. 48 in salt lake city. 95 for a high the other day. 42 in boise. a lot of instability shower out there and cold air mass and that's the case during the day today even around seattle and portland, see breaks of sun and get the cumulus build up and showers and isolated areas of thunderstorms. only hot weather left is starting to exit. not much left in southwest. some showers moving on to on shore coastline area of the northwest. so just be prepared in the northwest for a little bit of
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day, fire danger really high. amazing they went from hot to cold. it will be snowing in yellow stone park this weekend. coming up dell dies, the latest airline insult, and a much-needed invention that addresses a sticky issue. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus the latest hollywood nanny lawsuit makes this actress sound like a real life grinch. coming up a walk off, couple suspensions and pie. pie. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry.
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here are some of the top headlines this morning. at a senate hearing yesterday, the director of the secret service apologized for the sex scandal involving agents and prostitutes before president obama's trip to columbia. he insisted to skeptical lawmakers that what happened was an isolated incident. in new jersey, this is disturbing video, the mother of a toddler who briefly got stuck in an active washing machine that was seen by millions she and the boy's father are not the people. she didn't know about the incident or that the son was briefly hospitalized until she saw the video on the news. she says the woman in the video is the girlfriend of the boy's father who probably will not be allowed to baby sit any more. >> an english stuntman wore a wing suit to jump from a helicopter from 2400 feet. here's the catch.
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he data point have a parachute. during his free fall he reached speeds of more than 80 miles per hour but was able to swoop down to a soft landing on to a huge pile of cardboard boxes and walked away without a scratch. now here's an early look at one of your top headlines. a new study finds too much calcium may increase heart attack risk. calcium is needed for bone health but those taking large amounts of supplements were found to have an increased number of heart attacks. the study millirems no one over 50 take more than 2,000 milligrams a day. for more information check out the health page at now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 12,496 after
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losing six points. the s&p was up two and the nasdaq added 11. overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the and make the kay gained six points but in hong kong the hang seng fell 119. growing worries about greece's financial future rattled investors for most of the day. eu officials stepped up contingency plans for a possible greece leaving the euro zone. germany is holding fast to demands that greece remain in the euro zone and uphold its bailout commitments. after the bell, hewlett packard shot up on better than expected quarterly profits and sales. earlier hp dipped on news it's slashing 27,000 jobs to cut operating costs. earlier investors punished dell sending shares down 17% after weak earnings. facebook actually rose 3% despite news of those shareholder losses we told you
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about earlier. the stock has tumbled 30% since friday's debut. elsewhere utilities and health care stocks led the day's declines. walmart, however, bucked the downward trend to close at a new 12 years high. and petsmart surged 13% on strong earnings. oil tumbled below $90 as u.s. supplies continue to grow. yesterday los angeles became the largest u.s. city to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines. passengers with kids who are not elite members of united airlines will no longer receive early boarding privileges. finally, finally, your ketchup bottle frustration could soon be over. thanks to something called liquid glide that lines the inside of the bottle and prevents sticking. the genius invention recently won an m.i.t. student $100,000. this is a game changer. the reds clubbed the braves.
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the devils take the lead. and some heat comes down on the heat. plus the sixers soar in hopes of staying alive. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. your holiday weekend forecast is coming straight up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning if you're just waking up this is "early today." in sports last night, in the nba playoffs, philadelphia sixers held on to force game seven against the boston celtics. here is fred roggin with an early look at all the sports headlines. good morning, the celts had a chance to close out the sixers, but billy came to play. game six, defense was a key for the sixers. the defense didn't allow the celts to score more than 20. jrue holiday to andre iguodala. philly took the lead, iguodala to clearance, soared over paul pierce, capped and 11-0 run. kept it going in the fourth. the sixers won it 82-75, force game seven on saturday. the other series in the east has gotten dirty now the league is trying to clean it up. suspended udonis haslem for this foul on tyler hanseborough, happened after hanseborough took dwyane wade down. league suspended dexter pittman
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for a flying elbow on lance stephenson. that will cost him $22 grand. game six is tonight. hockey, tough to win a game when your own teammate is trying to score on you. the devils peppered goalie lundquist with three goals in the first ten minutes of the game. rangers came back. martin brodeur, that tied it at three. the devils had plenty left in the tank. ryan cut near front of the net. new jersey wins 5-3, they can wrap it up friday. brave and reds tied at 1 in the 9th, solo shot to right, first career walk off homer, that would explain why he didn't see this coming. the dreaded shaving cream pie to the face. he will take that any day of the week. the reds walked off 2-1. that is the early look at sports
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on "early today." i'm fred roggin. snooki is disappointed, bieber celebrating and what queen elizabeth can do that bono can't. the early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus a time of joy as graduates pick up their diplomas around the nation. but one california grad took home more than just a diploma. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today." as we go throughout the next couple of days the big story is the winds that will be whipping up. very dry in the region, fires have form in some areas especially in new mexico and albuquerque we can expect chances of smoke. not watching too much wet weather in the southwest just windy and getting cooler and that can be dangerous for fires. northern portions as we go through our travel day on friday, showers and maybe on and off storms with that cold air continuing through the northern rockies. we'll have to watch the fire danger. that's the big story. >> if you're watching us in anchorage, alaska, via the snowy frontier at true north, anchorage museum. >> here's an early look headlines in entertainment. snooki is disappointed she is expecting a boy. she wanted a girl because all
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girls want girls. >> this kid's name is the least of his problems. tmz reports sharon stone's former nanny is suing claiming stone criticized her for being filipino, wouldn't allow thour practice religion, forbidding her from reading the bible in her own room. home schooled justin bieber announced his upcoming tour and celebrated his high school graduation on wednesday. on the ellen show. big bang theory star, jim parsons, has come out in the "new york times" profile as gay. he has been in a relationship for ten years. mika kelly cast as jackie kennedy, matthew mcconaughey will play jfk. >> jfk? did he have his shirt off a lot? >> he will now. at a diamond jubilee in
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london gave some props to queen elizabeth who spoke gaelic on his trip to ireland last year, admitting he doesn't even speak gaelic. this comes to us from fullerton, california university student thought she was going to be the one getting a big surprise at graduation, little did she know what was in store for her. she led a flash mob that began singing to her family and friends to thank them for their support. here comes the kicker. but then her boyfriend had a surprise of his own. unfurling a giant banner as he popped the big question, she did say yes and now as one part of her life closes, a new one as bride-to-be begins. congratulations. i'm lynn berry your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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the antiques at one auction are tiny, price tag is not. imperial collection of almost 200 snuff bottles is up for auction in china. some boast rich history dating back over 200 years and were used to hold the tobacco of chinese emporers. when they go under the hammer they could fetch between three and five million dollars. at one beach in rhode island, man versus machine when it comes to saving lives, it turns out everyone is a winner. a remote controlled floatation device can travel up to 24 miles per hour, able to reach troubled swimmers faster than a lifeguard designed to help until one arrives. each device costs about $10,000. finally, it only took 77 years, but one president has
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finally upheld his end of the deal. 40 years after his passing, an outstanding newspaper bill was settled on behalf of president harry s. truman, his former paper boy, gladly accepted the $56.63 bill in a ceremony from his nursing home. it was the final bill that included eight decades worth of interest. of course the president that made famous "the buck stops here" was paid in dollar increments. very appropriate. >> you're teaching me stuff. i love getting educated by lynn berry. >> it's only thursday we have one more day. time for early look at some stories we'll follow here on nbc. nearing the official june 1st beginning of the 2012 atlantic hurricane season, the national oceanic and atmospheric association will issue its outlook. it will address the importance
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of personal preparedness. the season will run through november 30th. in virginia, the 64th annual flags in ceremony will take place at arlington national cemetery. le soldiers of the 3rd u.s. infantry will place american flags at each of the over 220,000 graves. and bob dylan turns 71. all day long, stay on top of the latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc, and tonight watch brian williams with nbc nightly news. and finally here's a look on what's coming up later on the "today" show. hear the story of one husband's picture perfect plan to raise money for breast cancer research and get excited for the summer with a live pool party out on the plaza complete with olympic swimmers and tips how to throw your own pool-side bash. keep on it this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry, thanks for watching "early today," your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one.
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