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the suspect put his hand on the side and pulled out a handgun. >> did you know what your son was doing? >> no. >> you had no idea? >> we have directly linked rahami to devices from new york and new jersey on saturday. >> new details surrounding new motives in how the suspect may have been radicalized. >> now, donald trump is calling for racial profiling while hillary clinton has a vastly different reaction. all this as president obama prepares to address the united nations today. >> battles near aleppo rage on. could today's u.s./russia talks change all that. >> outrage in tulsa after police release a video of officers
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shooting an unarmed black suspect. >> and hillary clinton hits the tonight show. "early today" starts right now. great being with you. i'm frances rivera. >> i'm gigi stone woods. >> pictures show the ravage of the new york area after a massive manhunt that enlists millions in the all-out search for the bombing suspect ended in a hail of gunfire. it came after they cornered the man wanting for questionsover the bombings just hours after investigators released his photo to the public. we're hearing from the bar owner who was the first to find the suspect asleep outside his tavern. >> i recognized him. he just pulled a gun and shot. pop, pop, shot twice. and i think the cop shot. and he got up and started running. and the cop just went behind his
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suv and started shooting at him. he went between the cars. 30, 40 shots i heard total. pop, pop, pop. >> this morning, investigators are now focusing on what if any help the suspect may have had in planting those bombs. miguel almaguer has the harrowing story of how it all unfolded. >> the manhunt turned into a foot chase and ended in a shootout. ahmad khan rahami shot multiple times. wheeled to an ambulance alive after investigators say he opened fire on two officers. >> mainly seen the cop shooting at the suspect. >> sounded like, you know, pop pop, pop pop pop. >> after police and federal agents launched a massive dragnet for him, the 28-year-old was found sleeping in the doorway of a linden, new jersey, bar. responding officer recognized rahami. >> suspect put his hand on the side and pulled out a handgun.
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fired one shot at the officer, striking him. >> two officers were wounded along with rahami. a naturalized u.s. citizen who was born in afghanistan. >> now that we have the suspect in custody, the investigation can focus on other aspect, such as whether this individual acted alone and what his motives may have been. >> police asked for the public's help in finding him, sending this first of its kind emergency alert warning people to be on the lookout after pulling over five members of his family on the verrazano bridge and questioning him. the suspect's father spoke to nbc news. >> did you know your son was doing this? >> no. >> you had no idea? >> no. >> rahami lived with his father just a few miles from the shoot 37 out. here in elizabeth, new jersey, above his family's restaurant. the fbi scoured his home, inspecting the roof and towing away a car. socs say he was captured on
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video walking away from this blast in manhattan that injured 29 saturday. then later, this device, a rigged pressure cooker that never detonated, found just four blocks away. >> better safe than sorry, so i went upstairs and called 911. >> earlier that day in seaside, new jersey, investigators believe rahami blanted an ied along the route of a charity race, the bomb exploding before the event got under way. >> we need to shut down this run. >> then a third explosion less than a mile from rahami's home. two homeless men alerted police after stumbling upon a backpack in a trash can filled with five explosive devices. this blast accidentally triggered by the bomb squad. it was near a busy rail line and pub, all evacuated. an act of terror, say police, but for now, this is their only suspect. a wanted man now in custody.
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>> miguel almaguer reported. state charges have been filed for five counts of attempted murder of an officer, however, federal charges have yet to be sought. his bond is placed at $5 million. he's expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow. >> with six days to go before the first presidential debate, the conversation surrounding the attacks immediately turn political with donald trump immediately calling for racial profiling across the country. >> i'm saying you're going to profile people that maybe look suspicious. >> how do they look suspicious? how? >> i don't know. these are experts. that's what they do. they profile. you go to israel and study because israel has done a phenomenal job at this and they profile. they're not happy about it, but they do it, and people aren't complaining about it. but we have to profile. honestly, whatever it is, but i'm not using the term muslim. i'm saying we have to profile. >> overnight, a new controversy
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from the trump camp with donald trump jr. posting this viral tweet that quickly became a top trending moment. comparing syrian refugees caught in the civil war to a bowl of candy skittles. criticism from across the spectrum was swift. skittles responded with this statement. skitt skittles are candy, refugees are people. we don't feel it's an appropriate analogy. we will respectfully refrain from any further commentary. that came after the donald took this victory lap following the recent bombings. >> i was criticized for calling it correctly. what i said was exactly correct. i should be a newscaster because i called it before the news. but what i said was exactly correct. and everybody says, while he was right, he called it too soon. give me a break. >> as for hillary clinton, she seized on trump's rhetoric and blamed him for the uptick in terror recruitment. >> we know that donald trump's comments have been used online
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for recruitment of terrorists. we've heard that from former cia director michael hayden. he said donald trump is being used as a recruiting sergeant for the terrorists. we also know from the former head of our counterterrorism center, matt olson, that the kinds of rhetoric and language that mr. trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. >> yet, the candidates made their best attempt to also appear presidential, meeting with world leaders as they convened ipnew york for the u.n. general assembly. this morning, we have new pollingidaty from our tracking poll. the final poll before the candidates square off on monday, it has clinton beating trump by five points. 50%, trump, 45%. pli politico said clinton may have an unlikely alley on her side.
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reporting george h.w. bush will vote for her in the fall. it stems from a facebook post from the former maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of late governor robert kennedy. that means a kennedy is now outing a bush who looks to be voting for a clinton. >> in syria, a deadly attack on a u.n. humanitarian aid convoy is pushing u.s. and russian relations to the brink. the air strikes reportedly killed 12 aid workers and severed the delivery of life-saving supplies to 78,000 people. it occurred hours after syria's military declared an official end to a seven-day cease-fire brokered by the u.s. and russia. it seemed to terminate with monday''s attacks. today, the state department is expressing out rage. they're calling the event a dark day for humanitarians.
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the agency has temporarily suspended all convoys from delivering basic necessities including medical supplies and winter clothes. >> britain's prince william is speaking out about how he sees dark moments in his job as a pilot. he chose to serve with a charity that provides helicopter emergency service to the people of europe. it does expose the future king to situations that his relatives may have never encountered. >> there are some very sad moments. and you know, we talk about it a lot. and that's the best way of dealing with some of the situations. you talk, and you know, you try not to take it away with you, but sometimes, particularly for us who don't necessarily day in and day out see all the stuff, it can be quite difficult. >> in this interview with the bbc, william says that working as a team is one of his favorite aspects of a job as it differs so much to his solo duties among
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the royal family. the priority of others and charity is something he gets from his mother. >> outrage in tulsa, oklahoma. a federal probe opened into the shooting of an unarmed black man by an officer. >> first, tropical storm payne turning toward california and arizona. bill karins is following that for us. >> this storm is falling apart quickly, fut the rain is heading north and into arizona. doesn't look like it's going to be heavy. maybe some isolated flash flooding. as far as the forecast. the moisture gets pumped to the north a little bit. plenty of rainfall in the days ahead in salt lake et much cooler in the day ahead as we end the summer
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leading the news on disturbing footage shows tulsa police kill an unarmed man. the police chief is promising a full criminal investigation into the roadside shooting death of terrance crutcher. his family is demanding charges be filed. >> this shooting friday evening seen from multiple angles. tulsa police officers responding to an unrelated call when they spot terrance crutcher stalled suv. police say crutcher approaches officers but refuses to follow their commands. >> i have a subject, won't show me his hands. >> aerial videos shows he has his hands up as he walks back to his vehicle. one officer deployed his taser. another fires her weapon, killing crutcher. >> shots fired. >> we saw terrance did not have a weapon. we saw that terrance did not
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make any sudden movements. >> the 40-year-old crutcher was a father of four. his twin sister is devastated. >> his life mattered. his life mattered. >> the officer who fired her b webben is on paid administrative leave. >> we will achieve justice. >> the department of justice has also opened a separate civil rights investigation. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> tulsa leaders are asking that any protests in the wake of the shooting remain peaceful. gigi. >> thanks. >> new details coming to light about the minnesota mall attacker and the heroic officer who stopped the stabber in his tracks. officer jason falconer. he was off duty at the time, but it didn't stop him from confronting the attacker at cloc close range. the former police chief was simply the right person at the right place at the right time. >> i believe there was divine
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intervention. he was needed to be there to prevent it from being worse than it was. >> all ten victims are now out of the hospital. focus has intensified on the lone attacker identified by family and friends as 22-year-old deheahir adan. while an isis-run news agency has claimed him a so-called soldier of the state, police have pushed back against that claim. >> fast forwarding to today. chris brown scheduled to appear in an l.a. courtroom. he was arrested late last month after a woman accused him of threatening her with a gun in his home. the incident led to a ten-hour standoff with police. >> and first lady michelle obama is expected to appear on the late show. she'll promote the let girls learn initiative which helps young girlsro
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this morning on "today," nbc's richard engel reports on how new york city/new jersey bombing suspectra homy may have been radicalized and how it will influence the fight against care. >> right now, stock futures are higher in the u.s. ahead of news and interest rates. and oil is also moving. landon dowdy is reporting. >> oil prices are slipping
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today, near $43 a barrel. that's following comments that the global market is oversupplied. the country's oil minister said oil prices need to drop by 10% to meet actual consumption to stabilize prices, and two key decisions on interest rates as the federal reserve and the bank of japan kick off two-day policy meetings today. federal regulators will announce new guidelines to insure the safety of self-driving cars. the department of transportation will require any new technology meet a 15-point safety review and consider new powers to limit the number of experimental vehicles on the road. and the government intends to update rules each year. wells fargo ceo is testifying before a senate panel this morning. in prepared remarks, he plans to apologize for betraying customers' trust in a scandal over allegations the bank opens millions of unauthorized accounts to help meet sales
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targets and he agreed to pay $185 million and fired 5300 employees. back over to you. >> landon dowdy, thank you so much. >> just ahead, find out what was waiting for hillary clinton in her dressing room at the tonight show. >> first, you may want to lego that ego. kelloggs recalling about 10,000 cases due to concerns they may be contaminated with listeria. they a use by date of november 21st or 22nd of next year. you're watching "early today." when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need. ♪ thanks to customers like you, walgreens "get a shot. give a shot." program has helped provide 15 million vaccines through the un foundation. it's that easy to make a difference. ♪ walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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>> we just had donald trump on the show a couple days ago. >> i heard that. >> i heard that he left something in your dressing room, i apologize, i didn't know he left something behind. >> oh, yeah. >> we usually don't. he left that here. >> let's look. let's see what's in there. >> this is a framed photo, it must be of his wife. that's not melania, is it? >> no, it's not. >> a cd. why would he have a cd? we don't even have a cd player in the back. i see, it's pink floyd "the wall." >> that's as close as he's going to get to the wall. >> at least jimmy fallon left her hair intact. unlike when donald trump came to visit. >> at least those gifts were pretty innocuous. it could have been a lot worse. >> angela lansbury appeared at a
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welcome back here is your "early today" travel forecast. we're watching very warm conditions throughout the middle of the country. no signs of fall. downpours in florida. in the west, watching moisture from tropical storm payne. the storm itself will not make it to the south, but a lot of clouds and moisture will. los angeles at 87 today. salt lake city still very hot. 92 degrees. a peek at tomorrow's forecast shows things improving throughout the desert southwest. >> thanks so much. >> the loss of a loved one doesn't get any easier for actor jim carrey who is waking up to a lawsuit accusing him of wrongful death. the husband of his former girlfriend is suing the actor for illegally supplying the woman with prescription drugs that led to her death. the irish-born makeup artist was
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found dead in her house. he is fighting back, calling it an attempt to exploit him and the woman he loves. >> two people are recovering this morning after being hit by a car along the hollywood walk of fame. we want to warn some viewers might find this disturbing. a woman first hit a vehicle before striking these pedestrians and crashing into a building. police say she's been arrested for felony hit and run and dui. no one was seriously injured. one victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. >> a staggering new survey puts a different inequality into the limelight. gun equality. 3% of americans own half of the countries's guns. researchers are calling them superowners. each possessing anywhere from 8 to 140 firearms. the number of guns in america has increased by 70 million over the last two decades with female owners also on the rise. researchers say an increasing
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fearfulness is what is driving the trend. >> listen to this, cat lovers. you might want to think twice earth cuddling with your kittens. scientists warn it could be deadly. according to a new published study, close contact with kittens can increase the risk of getting something called cat scratch devriiseasdisease. it often involved a headache, but it could lead to brain swelling or death. it's relatively rare, but the study noted within its eight-year span, 12,000 people were diagnosed with the devries. 500 had to be hospitalized. how could they ruin something so sacred as cuddling a kitten? >> that is probably ruining a lot of cat lovers' morning. >> small risk. i'm frances rivera. >> i'm gigi stone woods. >> thank you for watching "early today." i hope you have a great tuesday and we'll see you back here tomorrow. sam//vo
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a "tb scare"--- after a studt at an oakland high school towering flames. fire department trying to figure out what caused this gas meter to catch fire at a home. a tb scare after a student at an oakland high school tests positive. hundreds of students are undergoing testing. why health experts say the chances of the disease spreading is low. >> tragedy hundreds of miles away that strikes close to home. a san jose student drowns while swimming in sec tquoia flash pa. "today in the bay" starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. as we start our tuesday, we figure out, yesterday w


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