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it is monday, august 31st. coming up on "early today," erika causing havoc in the caribbean and flood watches in effect for the southeast u.s. as it prepares for a soaking. bernie sanders and donald trump surge in iowa polls as hillary clinton's support drops. hundreds turn out into a march for a gunned down texas lawman. eye popping scenes at the mtv music awards introducing a run for president in 2015. the passing of the legends of horror and much more as we kick off the unofficial final week of summer. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm melissa rehberger. tropical storm erika may be gone but areas of florida are bracing
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for heavy rain. flood watches and warnings in effect for much of the tampa bay area which has already seen a very wet summer. this as haiti is recovering as erika brought heavy rains to that area. some residents could be seen trying to save possessions from flooded homes. in the meantime, it looks like hawaii dodged a bullet as a hurricane was moving away from a direct hit. the once category four storm is weakening and forecasters say it could be a tropical storm by tuesday. three category four hurricanes in the pacific ocean with ignacio in the middle there. a final 2016 match up jeb bush and hillary clinton seemed inevitable but this weekend both could be in serious trouble. this morning three fund-raisers walked out the door and they were let go because they were no longer needed said the campaign
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but they said it was overall internal personalities. his dad former george h.w. bush saying he needs your help now. a new poll to hillary clinton. all this lends to the summer surprise success of nontraditional candidates. nbc's kristen welker reports. >> reporter: two front runners, two very different fortunes in the new polls while donald trump surges. >> our country is in big trouble. >> reporter: hillary clinton is struggling. secretary clinton is out raising money as a new iowa poll mounts bernie sanders seven points behind clinton and her support plummeting 20 points since the last poll was conducted. sanders, who is also catching up to clinton in new hampshire, weighed in. >> this is not about hillary clinton.
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this is pro-bernie sanders and pro a message that says enough is enough. this country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of very wealthy people. >> reporter: while the poll is showing 61% of iowa democrats say the e-mail issue is not important, republicans are latching on to the controversy. >> with hillary clinton, it just seems to be one scandal after another. >> reporter: the wildcard for democrats? vice president joe biden who made a surprise appearance at a democratic party event in delaware saturday. he hasn't even announced but comes in third place with 14% supported in iowa. >> this is a movement. >> reporter: meanwhile, donald trump's lead spiked to 23% support in iowa. this weekend trump courting voters in nashville. >> i don't want it to be about me. this is about common sense. it's about doing the right
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thing. >> reporter: another gop surprise? neurosurgeon ben carson is close at trump at 18% and ahead of ted cruz and scott walker and jeb bush. carson has been much less visible on the stump and on the tv circuit than donald trump, but like trump, he is also seen as nontraditional and a washington outsider. >> i will never go and lick the boots of rich people and the special interest groups. >> reporter: the analysts say voters want a nonestablishment candidates. >> they are tired of politicians and distrust politicians and want somebody authentic and genuine and tell you the truth when they don't like it. mornings it is official. the tallest mountain in north america has a new name. tracie potts is live in washington. no more montana mckinley. what is the new name? >> it's deal nali. it's a sacred name to alaska begans and that's what they called it when an explorer heard
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that the mckinley had been nominated and they changed it. for 40 years alaskans have been calling it that. now the obama administration agreed to change the name. not everyone is happy with it. in ohio, which is president mckinley's home state, senator rob portman said he hopes they can find some other way to honor the 25th president in that national park for the mountain for many of us, for many people in their lifetime has bourn his name. he said this is an example of president obama going around congress typically congress will approve something like this in this case they did not. >> tracie potts, thank you. the man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff deputy in texas is expected to appear in court later this morning. shannon miles has been charged with the murder. goforth was killed friday night while filling up his cruiser.
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the shooting has been described as an unprovoked execution style killing. hundred of people gathered to honor the slain deputy. crowds gathered outside of a local church and then marched mile and a half to the gas station where goforth was killed. he was a 10-year veteran of the harris county sheriff's office. family, friends, and crowds gathered to remember two news reporters gunned down on live television last week. 24-year-old reporter alison parker and cameraman adam ward were killed. >> i want to play softball with adam again and i want to see alison dance. and i will in the wonderful memories they gave me, they gave us. adam ward's funeral will take place on tuesday.
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>> alison parker's obituary says a celebration of her life will be at a later day. wes craven has died and he was best known for creating the character freddie krueger who haunted people's dreams on "the nightmare on elm street." he was today, the world lost a great man. my friend and mentor wes craven, my heart goes out to his family. craven died sunday of brain cancer at his l.a. home. he was 76. the 2015 vma's on mtv were quite a spectacle. plenty of unexpected moments. taylor swift and nicki minaj put their differences between them as they performed in the opening act. a new feud may be brewing between minaj and miley cyrus. minaj won best hip-hop video and went a bit off script.
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>> and now, back to this [ bleep ] that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press! miley, what is good? >> oh, no. cyrus cooled things down and continued with the show and tried to outdo ellen's famous selfie. she took a group shot of her own. taylor swift picked up best female video and other awards. bruno mars got best male video. fall out boy for best rock video. it all came down to video of the year "straight outta compton." father and son team ice cube and oshea jackson junior announced the winner. >> the winner is, as if you didn't know, taylor swift. >> kanye west received a michael jackson vanguard video award and might call his acceptance speech a campaign speech of sorts. check out how he ended it. >> yes. as you probably could of guessed by this moment, i have decided
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in 2020 to run for president! little league world series. pennsylvania taking on japan. bottom of the first bases loaded and ripped one to right field for a grand slam. a couple of batters later, henline with a three-run home run and pennsylvania leads 10-2. game over, right? seems like it. wrong! japan erases a deficit and pounding out 22 hits, including five homers, to beat pennsylvania. 18-11. the tenth title for japan. the fourth in the last six years. it's been a pretty wild scene in the pacific. here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> people in hawaii have been dodging one hurricane after another this weekend. we had three this weekend. we had three category four hurricanes all at the same time in the central and eastern
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basin. that's never happened before in the 50 years we've been recording the pictures from outer space. we have hurricane kilo not a threat to any land area. and we have hurricane ignacio closest to hawaii and jimena 150 miles per hour wind. it's thankfully not going to threaten any land. we thought ignacio was going to brush the islands, thankfully it's going to the north. no problem at all just huge waves. the hurricane hunter aircrafts were in the storm over the weekend. they were in the eye and took the amazing pictures. this is what it looks like to be the eye of a hurricane. this is a wall of thunderstorms that make the ring. here is a different picture out of the windshield of the cockpit. it's crazy they do that. they get great information to help us with the forecast. 68 degrees the coole warm in ce
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california but temperatures have finally returned close to normal. i find it amazing the people this a fly into the hurricanes and come out safe. >> you strike me as one of those people. >> no. not me. big changes ahead for netflix fans. plus pumping iron with putin. come on out, flo! [house band playing] you have anything to say to flo? nah, i'll just let the results do the talking. [crowd booing] well, he can do that. we show our progressive direct rate and the rates of our competitors even if progressive isn't the lowest. it looks like progressive is not the lowest! ohhhh! when we return,
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on her leg. major league baseball is looking at fan safety. fans in atlanta watched in horror as greg murrey fell from the upper deck in the bravers and yankees game on saturday. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. current safety regulations may be outdated and police are still investigating this incident. in honor of murray a 30-second moment of silence during braves/yankees game. one of the most successful self-help gurus with the best seller has died. d dyer was a frequent guest on op oprah. he died on saturday in maui, hawaii. vladimir putin had a big weekend with prime minister
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dmitry medvedev. video from a russian state news agency shows the pair working out in opposite coordinated outfits. they also barbecued and shared some tea. heart pounding moments were captured with an 8 to 10-foot hammerhead shark under their boat on saturday. lifeguards closed the beach. a second hammerhead shark was seen yesterday. let's get down to business with la landon dowdy. the markets would start out the week on a dune note. a drop in china's market with shanghai sliding 3% and investors will be looking ahead to friday and the monthly jobs report which could offer evidence on whether the feds will start hiking interest rates.
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netflix is out and hulu is in. the new partner of pay tv channel epix starting in october. netflix said it will allow the deal to lapse and focus on original programming and exclusive rights to movies. apple is expected to unveil a new tv device next weekend. it's going to cost more. it will cost $149 or $199 more than double the price of the current version. it includes siri and app store. >> thank you. the second time in ten days, a major league baseball power house gets no hits. but as the boys of summer grind it out, fall is in the air and so is football. sports is next. 130 yards now... bill's got a very tough lie here... looks like we have some sort of sea monster in the water hazard here. i believe that's a "kraken", bruce. it looks like he's going to go with a nine iron. that may not be enough club... well he's definitely going to lose a stroke on this hole.
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this morning, on "today," meet a california woman who survived a terrifying shark attack while surfing. >> i was so concentrating on just swimming as fast as i could. >> her extraordinary story later on "today." >> now to sports with todd piro. in sports, cardinals taking on the raiders. second quarter we go. carson palmer drops back but is picked off by nate allen. the second pick of the game and raiders kick a field goal and they had five in the first half. third quarter now. raiders up 15-3 when derek carr
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throws an interception to brooks who goes 81 yards for the score. cardinals win it 30-23. fedex cup playoffs yesterday in edison, new jersey. brian harmon with a rare final round after acing the final hole. on the 18th the ball takes a few bounces and rolls in the hole for a hole in a one and third time a golfer has made two holes in one in a single round. jake arrieta completed the cubs first no-hitter since 2008. the second time in ten days the dodgers -- allowed just one walk during the 2-0 win. maria sharpova is pulling out of the u.s. open because of a lingering leg injury. she posted this on facebook.
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the final season of downton abbey was released on saturday. they promised intrigue. they said a movie following would not be out of the question. "straight outta compton." earned 13 million in its third week. war room debuted at number two. "mission impossible rogue nation" held on to third place. minions hit 1 billion mark worldwide. that makes it the third highest grossing animated film ever. >> there will be a sequel. michael jordan's uniform from space jam is going up for auction. the starts at $10,000. i'm melissa rehberger. this is "early today" we hope it's just your first stop on nbc. you tuck there. if you're a toe tucker... because of toenail fungus, ask your doctor now about prescription kerydin.
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leading the news in usa today burping man welcomes the masses. some 70,000 people are expected to brave harsh desert conditions for the week-long art festival in the desert. dubbed black rock city becomes the state's sixth largest city temporarily. prince harry is in africa now assisting in local wildlife. over the weekend he revealed he's a bad uncle for missing his niece's christening. it
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other stories we're following. on sunday the statute of jefferson davis was removed of austin. statue will be relocated to the briscoe center history museum on campus. 18-year-old pasha is climbing on top after local train. and running from one car to the other and all captured with a small camcorder. ? >> the wild, wild west. in tampa, florida, a new phrase to the phrase shotgun wedding. the two tied the knot where the couple had their first date at a shooting range. it is a competition you're actually encouraged to fake it until you make it. the 20th annual air guitar world championship was held in finland
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over the weekend. how do they not get embarrassed? >> why? >> i would be. some competed as far as away from japan and you only one could be crowned air guitar champion and it was a 24-year-old man from russia who judges praise for bringing the most energy. >> look at the fun they're having! no embarrassment. tom brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell due back to court today. the judge is trying to get the two sides to settle the dispute. happy birthday to chris tucker who turns 44 and richard gere turns 66 and van morrisson turns 70 years old today. keep it right here for more news, weather, and sports. thank you very much for watching "early today." i'm melissa rehberger.
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rethinking everything. santa clara county takes another look at its sanctuary city status after the death of kate steinle. and a school fire closes courtrooms to close. plus an electric situation on 101 over the weekend after downed power lines lead to closures. what's the latest for your commute? "today in the bay" starts now. good morning. let's get straight to breaking news this this morning. headache on highway 101 finally one of the busiest freeways in the bay area back open. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm sam brock. some welcomed news here, the reopening coming after days of delays and on again, off again closures, we'reo

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