tv First Look MSNBC February 5, 2013 5:00am-5:30am EST
right now on first look, the details behind the police raid that saved a 5-year-old boy held hostage for a week. gas prices are rising. and the government can order the killing of american citizens. wait until we tell you why. new details on the murder of navy seal chris kyle. george h.w. bush out and about and governor chris christie hits back against all the fat jokes made at his expense. very good morning to you. it's nice to see you. before you head out this morning, you might want to pad your wallet. gas prices are up again. aaa puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.52.
that is the highest average ever for the month of february. the cost up is 17 cents from just last week. drivers in states like new york and california are feeling the pinch more than others. prices there approaching $4 a gallon. that is making for extra pain at the pump. >> these higher gas prices definitely affect the way i budget my money, where i choose to live, and how i choose to spend my leisurely time. >> i'm more conscious about the distance i'm driving. >> a dollar decline in the number of oil refineries have been blamed for the increase. 2013 will be less brutal on 2012 where average household spent $3,000 on gas. thanks to a fbi rescue, the little boy that was the hostage of an alleged murder is safe and sound this morning. >> i've been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan.
he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> police say the boy's kidnapper jimmy lee dike is dead. details about the raid are still unclear. law enforcement officials begin what they say is a thorough and labor intensive investigation. kirk gregory has details. >> reporter: relief in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. late monday afternoon the words the tightly knit community had been waiting to hear. >> at 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy was being held captive by this 65-year-old after dike boarded a
stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for nearly a week in an underground bunker beneath dike's property, the fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dike was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news learned a diversion airy device was used and the hostage rescue team endered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> it was by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kirk gregory, nbc news. immigration reform goes front and center in washington
today. president obama holds eye level talks. house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of both. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the white house. today president obama sits down with civic groups and labor leaders and then separately with business leaders. they're talking about the economy and deficit reduction. but also in the context of how does immigration affect that? the president said he wants to do something about the 11 million people who are living and working in this country and have been doing so for years illegally. but republicans here, especially conservatives on the house side, want to make sure border protection comes first. janet napolitano is touring the border right now and says we can secure it but we can't completely shut it down because that would hinder trade and commerce. also today the house judiciary committee meeting. they take a look at what might be the best solution here. there's a group of democrats and republicans working behind the
scenes to come up with a solution. no word yet on how much progress they've made. >> interesting. tracie potts, thank you. nbc news has obtained a confidential justice department memo that contains the legal justification for drone strikes on american citizens. the document from the justice department says the government can order the killing of americans if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda or of an associated force. that applies even if will is no intelligence indicating that americans are engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. this document makes the case for drone strikes like the september 2011 attack that killed this operative. he was a u.s. citizen that was never indicted by the government despite alleged involvement in attacks on the u.s. the next foreign policy debate involves the state department, iran, and a monkey. iran says that launch this primate into space last week. the pictures released from before and after the mission beg to differ. washington expresses doubt about any space journey but iranian
president said he would like to give it a go. senator john mccain then ran into trouble when he tweeted, "so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week"? many in the twitter world called the comment racist. he september out another comment saying his comments were just a joke and told people to "lighten up." now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the conservative republican governor of ohio john kasich has a course on president obama's health care plan. he now says that he is going to expand medicaid dramatically using money from the federal government. new jersey senator robert menendez is denying allegations he flown to the dominican republic to solicit prostitutes. he calls the charges smears from right-wing blogs. "the washington post" is reporting that homeland security janet napolitano is quietly making it known she's considering a run for president
in 2016 if hillary decides not to run. and kitty kelly known for biographies of oprah winfrey is writing a book about the 98 women now serving in congress. last night new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman who in the past has skewered the new jersey governor about his weight. christie drew laughs when he pulled a donut from his pocket and ate it. he also read back some favorite letterman jokes. >> here's two of them that we like. first one was, celebrity birthday today, chris christie turned 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake. a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday and that's just as governor christie's house. >> and that's your morning dish of politics. and now we turn to bill karins. you have to love someone who pokes fun at themselves. >> everyone feels it's okay to laugh too, i guess. >> i guess.
>> yeah, he's -- >> what does that say about the fat jokes? they're just going to keep coming. >> from letterman, probably. we have snow this morning. not a lot. this is the snow that yesterday started in the midwest. it caused a lot of problems around chicago. two to three inches. the morning commute was rough in chicago. a couple hundred flights were canceled. that system is now over the top of new york city this morning. it's much weaker. it doesn't have a good punch to it. only a few snowflakes here and there on our time square camera. the suburbs, just about a dusting to a half inch. that's about it. on radar, it doesn't look that impressive either. the white shows you the snow. it is really confined from an area around trenton to northern new jersey. and now that's moving across long island. southern connecticut from hartford to new haven and bridgeport and rhode island and new port areas. you're also going to pick up a half inch out of this. that's about it. some light snow coming down across wisconsin, northern illinois. chicago once again this morning, you're going to see snowflakes. it won't be as bad as yesterday.
you have the two inches to day, maybe a half inch to a dusting. and there is rain down here along interstate 10 in florida. those are the only travel trouble spots. temperatures have warmed up, especially in the northern plains. the really cold spot this morning is northern new england. saranac lake is at minus 18 this morning. one of the coldest temperatures in the country. the rest of the country, i mean denver and dallas to atlanta, enjoy a beautiful, beautiful day. >> 78 degrees in miami. >> denver is near 60. not bad there. >> at least it's not minus 18 where we're at. john kerry said he has big heels to fill. an arkansas lottery luck is no fish story. we'll have details. a study says chewing gum could be good for your brain. "first look "so i back in three minutes. my bad.
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in the past five months. ruth is said to have told authorities he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. john kerry joked about the pressure of following hillary clinton and before her condoleezza rice. >> can a man actually run the state department? i don't know. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> former president george h.w. bush is said to be feeling great. he had has first night out since being released from the hospital. he had a martini and stayed for about two hours. a couple from arkansas is enjoying the profits from the whopper of a fishing trip. they bought two lottery tickets. both winners. one ticket for $50,000 was bought on the way to fishing and the second ticket bought on the way home was a $1 million
jackpot. so lucky. and in health news, a japanese study says chewing gum can boofrt alertness up to 10%. average reaction times are faster among gum dchewers. now to wall street, we'll see if the selloff continues in the wake of the busiest day on record for one company. mcgraw-hill of the standard & poors parent tumbled 14% on monday. oversea this is morning, british oil giant bp beat fourth quarter estimates. keep an eye on yum brands today. the kfc and pizza hut parent traded lower. michael dell reportedly close to inking a $24 billion deal to taking his pc company private including a $2 billion investment from microsoft.
boeing filed a report to resume test flights. goldman sachs ceo and yahoo's ceo will be among leaders at the white house advicing president obama on his economic agenda. the cost of next year's winter olympics in russia has risen to $50 billion. about five times originally more than planned. over in moscow, russia's first cap sul hotel is open for business. a night in the sleep box with just the bear necessities goes for $85 a night. back on this konts nent. it is the end of an era. the royal canadian mint is no longer making and distributing pennies. beer powered beer from alaska. yes, you heard me right. and police officers get the boot for goofing off while on the job. we'll have details next. in the world. it's delicious. so now we've turned her toffee into a business.
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leaders of progressive groups at the white house. and i think what he's trying to do is to help gather these outs side groups to help pressure congress to pass comprehensive measures. >> there is that hearing today. i want to talk about republicans. it's no secret they don't really farewell with the hispanic vote. and i mean this could hurt them in both congressional races, also potentially ut race for president. how do you feel they're going to play this one out? >> well, first of all, it's gotten done to the table. the reason you have these republican leaders, mccain in the senate, marco rubio, you have them at the table. when you ask them why, you say easy, it's because of the election results. you can't republican party where growing segment of the population just rejects what they're about. so the election past and the election future is the reason
they're at the table. >> right. hispanics are taking over the number of cow cautions in california in 2014. so we're talking about a huge voting block there. lynn sweet, thank you. here's a first look at news going on around america. we again in south florida. several firgz came down after a videotape of miami police grabbing coffee and kissing civilians instead of answering dispatch calls including this one about an unconscious 5-month-old. >> hi, 5-month-old not alert. [ inaudible ] >> the police department fired these officers for not responding and disciplined several others mentioned in the investigation report. we head next to michigan where the henry ford museum celebrated the birth of rosa parks on what would have been her 100th birthday. the museum allowed visitors to board the famous bus parks was arrested on for refusing to give
up her seat to a white man in 1955. in alaska, a company is making beer powered beer. the brewery is using left over malt and barley to fire up the machines used in the brewing process. using the spent grain is expects expected to save the company. a deejay lost his pants and shirt in a super bowl bet. he paid a heavy price for picking the 49ers to win. he had to wear this diaper, one on his head, one on his rear in full view of all the morning commuters. poor guy. in sports now, we begin syracuse and notre dame. the orangemen got 18 points from c.j. fair and used tough defense to beat the fighting irish 63-47. nfl commissioner says that the 34-minute power outage will not impact the city of new orleans's chance of hosting another super bowl. the halftime show did not cause the power failure because she used a separate electric
generator. the tv audience in the u.s. for the super bowl was estimated at 108.4 million people. that makes it the third most watched program in tv history behind the super bowl game in 2010 and 2011. but the super bowl did set a new record of 24.1 million twitter posts. that's compared to over 13 million last year. social media around the world was way up except for some reason for people in greenland in russia. okay, and the parents of the two super bowl coaches jack and jackie harbaugh had a difficult time during the super bowl. that's according to new jersey governor chris christie who was sitting next to them. >> they looked almost physically in pain for most of the game. they really did. i felt awful for them. they're just wonderful people. i mean really kind, nice people. we had conversations during time-outs or at halftime. but they were really wonderful folks. they were clearly in misery. >> and in europe, the investigation of world soccer has uncovered hundreds of
suspected cases of match fixing. authorities said there were 380 suspiciouses matches in europe and another 300 around the world. for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. all right. i know there snow out there. it's going to be cold. >> yeah. given, right? we're in february. we have a little snow. the area of concern is eastern pa heading into northern new jersey and 78 or 80. and now this starting to increase across west chester county and connecticut and soon into providence. that will be the travel trouble spots. otherwise, we're looking okay out there. forecastwise, still leading us during the morning hours in new england. a couple new snow showers there in chicago. beautiful weather continues. look at the forecast in dallas all week. looks like they should be about 70 degrees the next five days in a row. >> unbelievable. >> nice stuff. >> lucky them. thanks, bill. just ahead, "anchor man" the sequel gets a bridesmaid and robert de niro ends up in cement just lish joe pesci predicted.
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eventually they got the power restored. frankly, i was disappointed. that stap down was 35 minutes of darkness that should have been filled with ads. don't tell me you couldn't find a sponsor super bowl. i know for a fact that many of my blackouts are brought you to by captain morgan. >> a cozy three bedroom home is up for sale in hollywood. freddy krueger may end up haunting your dreams. the house used in the original nightmare on elm street is on sale listed for a cool $2.1
million. robert de niro place the his hants and feet in concrete at the chinese theater. the oscar winner had this to say. >> you know, joe pesci always said i'd end up with my feet in cement. i don't think this is what he had in mind. and speaking of joe pesci, the actor has settled a lawsuit against the makers of a john gotti biopick. his lawyer says he was owed $3 million for the part and gained 30 pounds for a role that never happened. kristen wig joined the cast of the long awaited "anchor man" sequel. >> i love her. >> i love her. she's fantastic. >> i also love betty white and her 90th birthday special is airing tonight on nbc. it's going to feature the star studded lineup of guests like amy polar. there is another one you love. >> i watch "parks and recs" all
the time. >> she is fantastic in that. >> and happy birthday, betty white. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned because "way too early" starts right now. i've made jokes about you not just one or two, not just on going here and there, intermittent, but -- >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> that's new jersey governor chris christie having some fun at his own expense last night braving the couch of late night nemesis david letterman. good stuff. good morning. this is "way too early," the show that will bite