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on the latest terror attack in the uk as president trump vows to stop the bloodshed. ariana grande leads an all-star lineup in support of the victims of the manchester terror attack. putin hits back in a hard hitting one-on-one with megan -- megyn kelly. a massive tornado looms large but one guy needs to get that lawn cut. tear gas is dispersed to calm the crowds. and steph curry schools lebron james in game two of the nba finals. "early today" starts right now. good monday morning to you. i'm frances rivera. the uk is recovering from yet another horrifying attack.
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seven people died and nearly r50 were wounded in a rampage saturday night. while all the suspects were fatally shot by police officers authorities continue to investigate. they said 12 people have been arrested and law enforcement was searching for a number of addresses in london. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more on this latest attack. >> reporter: just before 10:00 p.m., a van began to speed across london bridge jumping on and off the curb, swerving into pedestria pedestrians, coming to a halt on a street filled with bars and restaurants. >> just, you know, an accident. >> so the van came to a crashing stop? >> yeah. >> reporter: this group of lithuanian londoners out for a birthday celebration, then saw the three men jump out of the van that nearly hit them armed with knives. >> i think the bar manager, stabbed him like ten times. >> he stepped in?
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>> yeah. >> reporter: this cell phone footage shows the men walking calmly through the market looking for their next victims. >> the guy was running after me but i managed to run away from him. >> he was running at you? >> yeah. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams arrive quickly a lly and in for ordering bargoers to get down. within minutes all three suspects were killed by armed officers. the vests the attackers were wearing that looked like suicide bombs turned out to be fake. the rampage left 7 dead and nearly 50 injured. many critically. now investigators are tracking down friends and relatives of the attackers to find out if they were part of a wider network. >> richard, thank you. i want to turn to lucy kafanov. she's in london. lucy, what can you tell us about the latest british response temperature attack? >> reporter: good morning, francis. the terror threat remains at
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severe which means the attack is still highly likely as police continue to raid properties across london. we heard from prime minister theresa may speaking not once but twice initially after sharing a cobra meeting, saying police will be releasing the identities of the three attackers as soon as the operation is possible. it's still a live investigation. she also said 11 people remain in custody. as i mentioned, more raids in east london. no new people arrested, although more people taken in for questioning. police at this hour are still trying to get more info on the three terrorists. were they, as the islamic state claimed, a detachment of islamic fighters or were they perhaps loosely an organized group of neighbors, perhaps friends potentially radicalized in the uk in that pursuit there trying to round up anyone who may have nope these three suspects, attackers, to get more information there. we are getting new details on
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some of the victims, the first of whose identity revealed, a canadian woman, 30-year-old woman named chrissy archibald. her family confirmed her tragic debt. the french embassy said one of its citizens missing as well, another missing. seven people from france wounded in that attack. this evening we are expecting candlelight cedar ridge it 6:00 p.m. local time in london and then a moment of sill epps at 8:00 p.m. francis. >> lucy kafanov, thank you. late last night at a fundraiser at forbes theater in london president trump made his first public comment about the london attack. >> america sends our thoughts, our prayers and our deepest sympathies to the victims of this evil slaughter and we renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the united states and its allies from a vile enemy that has waged war on
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innocent life and it's gone on too long. >> this morning president trump is turning focus to court brock executive order limiting travel from six muslim countries. people, lawyers and courts, can call it whatever they want but i'm calling it what we need and what it is, a travel ban. the justice department should have stayed with the original travel ban not watered down politically correct version submitted to the supreme court. he said, quote, we are extreme vetting people coming spot u.s. in order to help keep our country safe. joy conquered fear on stage at ariana grande's one love manchester concert. for the manchester attack that killed 22 people just two weeks ago. grande was joined by miley cyrus, justin bieber, the black-eyed peas and more spreading a message of defiance and love.
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>> i love you so. the kind of love we really need right now. >> according to the red cross $3 million was donate during the three-hour show for the victims and their families. russian president vladimir putin sat down with an exclusive interview with megyn kelly. he tried to dismiss any evidence of russian election interference by accusing the u.s. of its own meddling. >> translator: the united states, everywhere all over the world actively interferes we electorial campaigns of other countries. put your finger anywhere on the map of the world and everywhere you'll hear complaints that american officials are interfering in electoral processes. >> but with respect, that sounds like a justification. >> translator: it doesn't sound like a justification. it sounds like a statement of fact. every action has an equal and opposite reaction. >> this comes ahead of a big week for the russia probe here at home. nbc's tracie potts in
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washington, d.c., this morning. tracie, what's coming up for the investigation? >> reporter: first of all, what could be the most explosive testimony of all, frances, james comey testifies publicly for the first time about his conversation with president trump. sources have said he felt the president was trying to pressure him on backing off on the russia investigation when he was in charge there at the fbi. the white house said the president would never do that. this will be the first public testimony about that closed door conversation. we also this week will hear from the director of national intelligence and the head of the nsa. two other top security officials facing the same questions. what were their conversations and interactions with the president and his team and were they trying to get the intelligence community to pack off this russia investigation. the other two will testify on wednesday. comey comes before lawmakers on thursday as they take what's really been the most significant testimony in weeks in this
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russia investigation. frances. >> all right, tracy, thank you. check this out. eyewitness capture stunning images in alberta, canada, over the weekend. incredibly no reports of injuries but this image. look at this. that guy cutting his lawn with swirling tornado in the background that has social medias buzzing. meteorologist bill karins. >> maybe he was almost done, a couple of rows before the torpedo hit. he must have known where it was going. this afternoon travel delay in the east because of showers and thunderstorms, really the only concerns. otherwise a temperature forecast in the west as high pressure continues to build. if you like the warmth, enjoy it while it lasts. the patterns happening later this week into the weekend. portland 84 tuesday your warmest day. sacramento today and tomorrow. kind of june gloom, upper 70s near 80. all that warmth heads east as i school.d cool weather aives rr
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desert southwest, very warm. hot, 108 in phoenix. 108 in palm springs. so frances, areas of the east and west, maybe they want to hold onto it longer. >> thank you very much. just ahead bill cosby's tv daughter expected at the start of his trial. bricks anthony and met with tear gas from police. we'll bring you those at the tails in two. snacks and drinks e gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans.
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some protestors began throwing bricks at officers that responded with tear gas. fourteen people were arrested. three other anti-trump protests were peaceful. the protests were countering a simultaneous pro-trump free speech rally. it comes a week after a self-proclaimed white supremecist killed two people after a hate filled tirade. they distanced themselves from christian who attended events in the past. leading the news bill cosby's sexual assault trial begins today in pennsylvania. cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman that worked at his alma mater, temple university in 2004. cosby denied the charges saying the encounter was consensual. jay gray is in pennsylvania. what do we expect from this first day of proceedings? >> reporter: good morning, what we'll see outside of the courthouse is supporters on both sides. the defense says rudy huxtable,
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the woman who played bill cosby's child on the cosby show will be in the crowd to support him. bill cosby played in front of millions on the stage but today he faces his most important audience, 12 jurors and 6 alternates inside this courthouse. once known as america's dad bill cosby is a defendant accused of sexually assaulting a woman who considered him a mentor. andrea constand said she wept to talk about her career and he gave her wine and pills. >> the effect of which rendered her unable to move or respond to his advances and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her. >> reporter: more than 50 women shared similar stories. >> i had an encounter with bill cosby. >> he had gone from helping me to groping me. >> bill cosby raped me. >> he made me a victim. >> reporter: in an interview with sirius xm radio host michael smerconish, cosby
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discussed dozens of accusers. >> the piling on, so to speak, is a way, certainly an oppressive way, to get public opinion to come to the other side. >> are you telling me that they're all lying. >> you know better than that. >> reporter: cosby and his attorneys said the sex was consensual. vehemently denying the allegations. the performer suggesting race could be a factor in the scandal surrounding him. >> i just truly believe that some of it may very well be that. >> reporter: just one of so many issues sure to be a part of this high profile case. cosby is not expected to testify during this trial which could last three to four weeks here. frances. >> jay, thank you. former president jimmy carter crediting greg almolman s
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in today's quick hits, president trump golfs on sunday. republican senator bob corker and peyton manning. the trio teed off at trump national golf club in virginia. the golden state warriors beat the cavaliers 132-113, purting the cavs in a 0-2 hole. lebron james was no match for steph curry who managed to get around him. kevin durant lead with 33 points. game three is wednesday in cleveland. in san diego the 94-year-old harriet thompson made history becoming the oldest woman to run a half marathon. she walked and jogged and 13.1 miles to finish in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds. congrats, harriet. that's the way to go. prices on the move after four major arab nations cut diplomatic ties and a huge weekend at the box office for
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women. that and more on this monday morning. good morning, steve. lots of diverse stories for you. start off with oil prices ticking up. up 6.7 of 1% after saudi arabia, ue and egypt cut diplomatic ties with qatar. they're concerned about their own national security and the rational for this and qatar support for the muslim brotherhood and implicit support for iran as well and that's why they say they are doing this. of course qatar hit back saying totally unwarranted as well. elsewhere we've had horrific terror attacks in london over the weekend. the prime minister theresa may said it's part of overall strategy, need greater international regulation of the internet. well facebook of course is a huge part of that internet. they want to create a hostile environment for terrorists on their social media site and you mention wonder woman. love linda carter.
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the latest wonder woman doing great and indeed for time warner, $100 million in the box office in usa and canada over the weekend. a big hit for time warner. back to you. >> pretty impressive. thank you. coming up, john oliver's tribute to the spirit of britain. plus one teen's love for pizza gets her an ivy league acceptance letter. we'll bring you her story next. (avo) come with us... ...to a new world. deeper than the ocean. as unfathomable as the universe. a world that doesn't exist outside you... ...but within you. where breakthrough science is replacing chemotherapy with immunotherapy. where we can now attack the causes of disease, not just the symptoms. where medicines once produced for all, are now designed to fit you. today 140,000 biopharmaceutical researchers go bodly to discover treatments and cures unimaginable ten years ago... ...and are on the verge of more tomorrow.
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never going to let terror change their life. if you need proof of this look at this footage of people being evacuated from the scene? do you see that one guy there? he refused to leave his pint of beer behind. that is a one man walking keep calm and carry on poster. perhaps my favorite reaction of all came from this man that was in a restaurant and witnessed the attacks firsthand and when a reporter asked whether he was worried about his safety, this was his incredible response. >> we're not going to let these people win. i keep saying, if me having a begin and tonic with my friend flirting with hand some men and hang out with brilliant women frenzies people so much i'm going to do it more and not less. that makes london so great. >> to you, sir, i say this, cheers. >> well put. all right. raven simone is returning to her roots for a new spinoff on the disney channel, raven's home. so the newly released trailer
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gives us a look into the lives. they're now divorced single mothers. we find one of raven's kids is showing psychic tendencies. >> passing it on. >> with a glimpse of the future. you now you're getting old. >> it was 2007 that series ended. it's been a long time. >> one teen's love for pizza delivery ended in an ivy league acceptance letter to her front door. she tweeted at papa johns letting them know her college essay about ordering her pizza. it got her into yale. the admissions team sent her back personalized responses that it made them laugh and order pizza. papa john responded offering williams a pizza party with her dorm mates and internship at papa john's headquarters. here is the interesting part. she said no to yale. she's going to auburn. >> still ahead some real backlash for bill maher. details on "early today."
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welcome back on this monday. business travel forecast shows the ideal picture perfect spring water salt lake city to boise intermountain west and north, gorgeous conditions. hotter than we like but summer season in the desert southwest that continues into tomorrow. as i mentioned, probably one of the warmest days of the week and for a while is going to be tuesday in the northwest. enjoy it, frances, it's gorgeous. >> bill, thank you. president trump's popularity with military communities has fallen since early days. his approval rating with this group dropped 8 points average of 58 to 43. at the same time disapproval rate shot up from 41% to 52%. that's an 11 point swing.
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this comes from complaints with high population of military bases and they normally show solid support for republicans. tens of house in the park to mark 20th anniversary of crackdown of pro democracy protests in and around beijing tiananmen square. many held candles, sang songs and listened to speeches to beijing calling to atone for the crackdown. it drew 110,000 people. tv host bill maher using an apology for using racial slur during his live show. he referred to himself using n word in conversation with senator ben sasse. after swift social media backlash maher apologized saying i regret the word i used in the banter of a live moment. the word was offensive, i'm sorry. senator sass tweets he wishes he would have been quick to call
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him out in the moment. they will remove the word in future airing. arrested on spegs of drunk driving, derrek fisher. he flipped his car early sunday. he and his girlfriend former "basketball wives" star was not injured. fisher was arrested after officers discovered he had been drinking. the couple released a statement saying we are beyond grateful that we are both okay and no one else was involved. take a look at this demolition video of a power plant in belgium. four towers what down in controlled explosions on saturday. the structures had been inactive since 2013 after 60 years in operation. they were brought down using 175 pounds of dynamite. there's geronimo. so fascinating to watch it go down. >> what's your favorite? that or hotels. >> complexes. bridges are cool, too. >> bridges are nice. >> all right. i'm frances rivera. thanks for being with us on "early today" for this monday. see you back here tomorrow.
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and good morning to you. good morning to you on this fine monday morning. a live look at san jose. it's monday again. what happened. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew, in for sam brock this morning. >> always seems to come back. >> every seven days. >> at least we're coming off a great weekend. i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike is here, kari as well. nice start to the morning. >> it is cool and clear. as we get a start out the door, it is all clear around the bay area. and we are starting out with chilly temperatures in the tri-valley. 48 degrees there. 54 in the peninsula. and 47 degrees in the north bay. no dense fog this morning in

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