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everybody's getting ready. we're getting ready. >> make sure that your families are safe. we can start the rebuilding process once again after there storm passes. >> hunkering down. the caribbean prepares for yet another hurricane as irma strengthens with her sights fixed on already devastated islands. >> terror manhunt. new video could help in the search for the man believed to be at the center of friday's bombing in london. >> overnight violence is, demonstrations roil st. louis after an exofficer's acquittal. >> plus a worker's frightening fall you have to see. >> jennifer lawrence reaches a box office low. >> look who had to crash the
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party. "early today" starts right now. good to be with you. i'm frances rivera. >> i'm phillip mena. florida is working to recover from irma. the state's governor toured one hard hit area where piles of debris still line roads and block the entrances to resident's homes. meanwhile, the national guard and an urban search and rescue team are conducting rescue operations in the florida keys. but as the clean-up continues, two new hurricane threats are emerging. nbc's morgan radford has more. >> reporter: in puerto rico, residents are gearing up for another big hit. >> everybody's getting ready. we're getting ready. >> reporter: stocking up on water and wood just one week after hurricane irma demolished parts of the caribbean and tore through florida. now two more hurricanes have formed packing a one-two punch. >> going to be a big deal for puerto rico. >> reporter: just off the carolina shore, hurricane jose is whipping 90-mile-per-hour
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winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the east coast. on its heels, hurricane maria strengthening as it heads for barbu barbuda, st. martin and the virgin islands trying to pick up the pieces of the category 5 they faced just days ago. how critical is it for those places already hit by hurricane irma. >> they have the anguish and burden of trying to pick up and now bearing down with maria. there's so much in front of them right now and still the season has ten weeks to go. >> reporter: in puerto rico, the governor warning this hurricane could be even worse. >> make sure that your families are safe. we can start the rebuilding process once again after this storm passes. >> reporter: while neighbors wait anxiously and get ready for round two. >> buying plywood to lock up doors and windows. >> this morning, the uk is waking up with a lower terror threat dropped from critical to severe after a second arrest was made in friday's subway bombing
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in london. security will be stepped up as commuters get back to work today as possible images of the suspect have surfaced obtained by our broadcast partner itv. claudio lavanga is in london for us. what more do we know about the recent arrest? >> reporter: good morning. after a weekend of intense police activity, this investigation seems to be drawing to an end. two young men arrested are still being questioned by the police but the fact that the authorities lowered the terror threat level as you mentioned means they are confident that they have those in custody. more details slowly emerging on their movements prior to the attack. you mentioned that video footage many obtained by our broadcast partner itn shows a man carrying what looks like a grocery bag with a bucket bomb in it. the man is believed to have walked out of a house that belongs to ronald and penelope jones, a well respected elderly couple who offered foster care
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to hundreds of children in the past including refugees. they received an award given by the queen in person to individuals for outstanding service to the community. the coup is not a suspect and police have not confirmed whether either or both of the young men arrested were cared for by them. on saturday they carried out a search of their house. londoners in the meantime have returned to a normal life with the city bustling as every other monday. >> claudio, thank you. police arrested dozens of demonstrators in st. louis in the third straight night of protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the shooting death of a black man. officials say businesses and public property were vandalized but hours earlier, the scene was completely different. nbc's dan sheneman reports. >> reporter: another night of vandalism in st. louis. demonstrators margined through the city, some debris could be seen in the street.
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police say windows were broken. this in stark contrast to the protests earlier in the day. demonstrators marched through the city and staged a die-in. the demonstrations began friday after a former police officer, jason stockley, was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of lamar smith. saturday began with a peaceful demonstration but the protests turned violent. tom two dozen businesses and a popular shopping shopping district were vandalized. >> we have no patience for violence now. we have no patience for vandalism. and that's why you saw the minute that people engaged in vandalism, our law enforcement officers were on it. >> reporter: many of the demonstrators were saddened by the violence. >> university city is better than this. we are known for our tolerance of all people, all creeds, all colors, all religions. this ridiculous. >> reporter: unrest has hit the area's economy. u2 and ed sheeran concerts were cancelled. sunday, businesses targeted got some help.
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volunteers including some who were protesting just hours earlier arrived with brooms and paint brushes to clean up. dan sheneman, nbc news. >> this morning, president trump wakes up back at home at trump tower as he prepares for one of his most critical moments on the world stage. speaking before the united nations general assembly for the very first time after blasting the organization again and again both on the campaign trail and as president. saying the u.n. wasn't a friend of democracy at one point and at another claiming it was just a club for people to get together and talk. but now as commander in chief, the president may have to sing a different tune as he looks for a solution on an ever hostile north korea while mocking the rogue nation's leader with a new name. rocket man. but as the president looks to make headway on foreign policy, its questions on the domestic front particularly regarding revelations involving are the russia investigation that could dog him.
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tracie potts in washington has more on this. >> reporter: another person in the president's inner circle coming to capitol hill. michael cohen, the president's long-term attorney and business adviser confirming he is going to be speaking with the senate intelligence committee. at this point, we believe it is a closed staff interview but it certainly illustrates the fact they're ramping up the investigation here. this is happening as president trump prepares to go before the united nations. he has meetings today including with israel's prime minister and then tomorrow a major speech before the u.n. an organization that he has called in the past weak and incompetent saying they are not a friend of democracy. also complaining that the united states is paying a big chunk of their finances and not getting its money's worth in return. here is the secretary of state talking about the message president trump will deliver tomorrow. >> the message he's going to deliver in that speech is first he's going to promote and advocate for the strength of
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democratic values. then he's going to be making the case that those values are under attack. >> reporter: the big issue here of course, is north korea, what to doing about north korea. u.n. sanctions so far don't appear to be working even though our u.n. ambassador and others in the trump administration say they need time, that they have set things up to cut off about 90% of north korea's trade, but we continue to see those missile tests and here on capitol hill, some are saying that the u.s. needs to focus at this point on missile defense. that military option unpopular and still said to be a last resort. >> big week ahead. tracie potts for us, thank you very much. >> another start of the week. another hurricane to talk about. bill karins is here. two more. one that could be a threat. >> jose is like an offshore nor'easter storm with rain, not snow. maria is a catastrophic type storm. we'll start with jose. this is closest to the east coast.
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maria still about two days away from puerto rico. the cloud shield doesn't look impressive. looking more like a nor'easter type storm. weakening and expected to continue to weaken. most of the effects will be on cape cod, long island, the possibility of power outages. you notice the little look at the end. it will be weakening as that does that. a glancing blow, concern that the beaches yes, rip currents yes. and again, if you have any boating interests, that's where the problems are. this is a much more serious threat. already up to 90-mile-per-hour winds, dominica and martinique the first islands hit. up to a category 4. that center line is still over the top of puerto rico which would be a devastating blow and one of the worst storms in the country's history if this happens. it's going to hit somewhere on land.
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shoreline. still people in florida waiting for power on, too. still very warm and humid. >> we'll take a deeper dive into some of the storms later in the show. showing you the timing impacts for the east. >> here we go again. all right. one koala in australia hid in an unusual bumpy place right inside of a car wheel. the animal survived a ten-mile ride before the driver heard cries coming from under the vehicle. animal rescue was able to save the koala. it was named kelly after a rescuer. kelly was hurt just a little bit and after care, was released back into the wild. happy to be back in the tree and not in a vehicle. >> absolutely. i'm glad they got him out. just ahead, republicans may be taking another stab at obamacare repeal. you're watching "early today." honey? can we do this tomorrow? (grunts of effort)
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making the er rounds. >> when is the last time you had a treatment. >> reporter: as a especially trained pediatric physician's assistant, she is in high demand across the country. there's a reason she ended up here. the hospital was targeting her phone. >> i kept seeing johns hopkins all children's showing up. i started seeing what opportunities they had available. >> reporter: every time she drove to her old job? dallas, help wanted ads would pop up. it wasn't by chance. johns hop kins is using geofencing technology to find people whose online profiles indicate pediatric expertise targeting zip codes in seattle, boston, ohio and texas kind of like online shopping ads that keep following you. this is one of the ads, pediatric nurse practitioners and pa jobs showing up on somebody's facebook page. >> absolutely. we specifically targeted them around the social media platform
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welcome back. the big question with jose, will it be close enough to bring power outages to the region. the chance of the tropical storm winds in the blue is the low chance. moderate in purple, that's the best chance of winds and the best chance of getting power outages mostly confined to eastern long land and eastern new england, cape cod. we still may get some heavier rains in jersey shore, long island and southern new england. i don't think too much flooding. >> sounds good. thank you. officials investigating the deadly police shooting of a student at georgia tech. 21-year-old scout schultz who studied engineering and was an lgbtq activist was shot by
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campus police late saturday night. it was captured in this disturbing video. while we don't know what happened prior to this police say schultz was armed with a knife. officers is repeatedly told the student to drop the knife. during the encounter, the student seems to be saying shoot me. after schultz steps forward, an officer fires a sickal shot hitting the student. schultz later died at a hospital. it remains unclear whether the unnamed officer will receive any disciplinary action. >> if you have ever wanted to own a piece of rock 'n' roll, here's your chance. co-founder of "rolling stone" magazine says he's looking to sell his 51% stake of the publication. he told "the new york times" that he's loved his job for a long time but selling now is quote just the smart thing to do. his company said in a statement, we have made great strides transforming rolling stone into a multiplat tomorrow company and
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thrilled to find the right home to grow the business exponentially. >> it may still be summer but parts of montana are looking like a winter wonderland. about 60 days earlier than normal, snow is a welcome sight. firefighters have been battling wildfires all summer which burned about 800 square miles. while the snow won't completely put out the fires, it will slow them down. >> it really looks pretty. but strange if you think about it. you've got the pump kips out there and getting ready for fall and all of a sudden, you have white everywhere. pretty to look at. the box office this weekend, "it" continued to scare up record ticket sales taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week, the highest grossing september release ever. american assassin" with 14.8 million and mother" starring jennifer lawrence opened with $7.5 million making it the worst wide release opening in j law's
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career. mixed reviews on that movie right there. >> i
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good monday morning to you as we start our workweek. a live look outside at stow right now. if you are not excited that it's monday, hopefully you are excited to join us on "today in the bay." >> go back to bed. >> good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> i'm just waking up, too. i'm laura garcia-cannon. you can feel that cool in the air. >> this week begins fall. it feels like we could be getting fall this week. cooler the next several days and shower chances in the forecast by thursday. of course we'll be talking about that. let me get you out the door with the temperatures, what it feels like, 66 in palo


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