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this weekend police thwarted not one, but two suspected mass shootings. the threats came on social media and via text message and the latest of a rash of threats across the country >> president trump goes against wall street saying he doesn't see a recession ahead. saying, quote, consumers are rich while adding they're loaded with money >> and we'll remember a former star running back who was killed in a highway motorcycle accident >> star man and his tesla roadster just completed its first orbit around the sun flying over 762 million miles. >> and it's strange bed fellows. the white house siding with led zepplin in an epic court battle whether stairway to heaven was
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stolen "early today" starts right now >> good monday morning i'm phillip mena >> and i'm dara brown. law enforcement across the country are on high alert in the wake of mass shootings in el paso and dayton over the weekending police thwarted not one but two more suspected attacks in ohio and florida. nbc's blayne alexander has the details. blayne, what can you tell us about these arrests? >> reporter: well, dara, one of those threats came on social media. the other came via text message. they're just the latest in a rash of threats we're seeing across the country this is what police in new middleton, ohio, found when they raided the home of a 20-year-old suspect. ar-15s, a rifle with a bay ned, bullet proof vest, and plenty of ammo this instagram video tippethd eo community center >> he was going to be identified as a shooter of the jewish center that kicked off a very intense investigate. >> reporter: the suspect attended the 2017 unite the right rally in charlottesville,
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virginia and even did this interview. >> i want a homeland for white people >> lean against the car. >> reporter: nearly a thousand miles away in daytona beach, florida, police there found their suspect in a winn-dixie parking lot. the 25-year-old is charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting after police obtained a series of text messages where he wrote, i want to open fire on a large crowd of people. and that he hoped to break a world record these are just the latest in a series of threats across the country. heightened alert following thesh ld law enforcemta serious some of them may have never taken place, but others may have this is part of the contagion. these have been interrupted. actually went to a mass killing so we have to take them very seriously. >> reporter: and in ohio, the suspect there is being charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing he is set to be arraigned in court later this morning
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dara >> blayne, thank you >> investors are bracing for another roller coaster week on wall street. amid growing economic concerns, president trump shrugging off fears of a looming recession despite last week's massive market sell off. the trump administration predicts the economy will stay strong through 2020 even with the ongoing trade war with china. nbc's craig boswell joining us now with the very latest from d.c. craig, good morning. new polls out are hinting there might be some trouble down the road for president trump in 2020 >> reporter: could be, phillip good morning good morning, everyone the president is depending on a strong economy for his reelection hally last week a couple new polls are telling couple nbc news, washington, "wall street journal" polls. first on overall approval rating, the president's overall approval rating at 43%, there it is 55% now disapprove a second poll now showing a rising support for free trade. it is now at 64% to 27% who oppose that is more than a 2-1 margin
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the president coming back to washington on sunday dismissing fears of a recession >> i don't think we're having a recession. we're doing tremendously well. our consumers are rich i gave a tremendous tax cut and they're loaded up with money >> reporter: president making that statement just days after a key recession indicator sent stocks plunging on wall street a couple of things to watch for, phillip, whether we get any news on any trade negotiations with china. the president was asked on the tarmac there on sunday if he had spoken to china's leader he didn't answer the question. he said he wouldn't comment on that and, of cour you money. appreciate that, craig >> sur >> afghan is celebrating its independence day this morning on the heels of a deadly terror attack this weekend. isis claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a wedding that killed at least 63 people the violence comes as th e u.s. involvement in the country by negotiating a deal with the taliban.
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>> we're having very good discussions with the taliban we're having very good discussions with the afghan government we have things under control very well with the small force we can probably make it a little bit smaller then we'll decide. >> secretary of state mike pompeo said earlier this summer he hoped for a deal before september 1st, but the last round of talks ended without an agreement. >> lost at sea, rescue teams have assembled in florida to search for two firefighters who vanished while on a fishing trip last friday. the coast guard volunteers and fellow firefighters have all joined the rescue efforts. and this morning thereouy have d some of their belongings here's nbc's morgan wate off cape canaveral, rescuers are working nonstop to keep a fishing trip from turning into tragedy. >> we want to scour the coast from the carolinas all the way down cover every inch of beach. >> reporter: the wife of brian mcclooney not giving up after
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her husband and another firefighter justin walker disappeared. the two last seen on friday, unloading the boat, brian just inherited from his father who passed away last month >> the inat the point was to go one last fishing trip before we sold it. >> reporter: the two set off towards a reef located 30 miles offshore they told family they'd be home by 6:00, but never showed. by night fall brian's brother called the coast guard worried, but confident. >> he's the toughest guy i know hands down he's been through more things than anyone else >> reporter: before he fought fires, mcclooney fought for his country earning a purple heart in iraq during the battle for he later taking the younger firefighter under his wing >> he's the guy that, you know, he's always there. he's the guy you can depend on >> reporter: their disappearance launched a massive search. the coast guard sharing updates online as theyan a boat that matched the description, but only located a cooler and life jacket
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>> let them be wherever they are. >> reporter: now joining the hunt dozens of volunteers, fellow firefighters and friends determined to bring the two men back home. >> i did not imagine private volunteers hiring aircraft to go out and search for my brother and justin, but they're doing it so everybody out there on the water is looking for them right now. that's the best we can do. >> reporter: a desperate push for answers over unforgiving waters morgan chesky, nbc news. >> tragedy in the sky, two people are dead and another is seriously injured after the plane they were in crashed into a house in new york. officials say the aircraft stopped to refew at sky acres airport and was on route to long island when it crashed into a home in union vale, engulfing it in flames. three people were on the plane one died authorities say three people were in the home at the time of the crash and one has died both the faa and the national transportation safety board are investigating the incident >> as dangerous storms have been moving across the country, a
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back street boys concert at hershey park had to be evacuated. ♪ ♪ >> the officials here are stopping it momentarily. >> that show had to be postponed to a later date due to the potentially dangerous conditions earlier in pittsburgh, a violent micro burst caused two buildings to collapse and winds brought down trees and power lines officials say it was amazing no one was hurt there as extreme storms move through the midwest, two trains derailed in kansas. dozens of cars had to be turned upright with the help of heavy machinery. >> nbc meteorologist janessa webb is here with our monday forecast good morning, janessa. >> good morning. and these storms continue to make their way to the east here. they are dying down and that's really good news but still the midwest fr erie, pa, all the way to new york, we're going to watch spotty showers throughout the afternoon
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before another round they won't be as strong, but potential for that severe weather. i think the huge weather story, though, is the heat. it continues to build with heat advisories and heat warnings in place across the southern plains inheto t south. rainy conditions continue for florida. so summer is not going out without a bang here. the heat is going to continue to build. >> it's pretty bad there thank you so much, t jesnk you >> homeland's champion pete alonso is proving his power in the regular season, the new york metsee record for home runs by a rookie in the national league with that, his 40th zinger of the season. it was a win over the kansas city royals. alonso averages a home run every three games.
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polar bear pete is on pace to tie the overall rookie record set by aaron judge of the yankees a year ago >> case against led zepplin gets amednd ftrpl ueroot by the white house. and a heart stopping crash that is caught on camera. can be expensive, and sometimes ineffective. for better value, tackle grease with dawn ultra. dawn is for more than just dishes. it provides 3x more grease cleaning power per drop, which cuts through tough kitchen messes, and save money with dawn ultra. brand power. helping you better. pre-treats laundry stains, laso you can enjoy it even ifst you're sensitive. se. yet some say it isn't real milk.
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notice >> former nfl running back cederic benson died in texas over the weekend police say he was riding his motorcycle with a female passenger whenthey were mitt b a mini van both were pronounced dead at the scene. bensonhad a stand-ou e university of texas where he won the walker award for the nation's best running back then he was drafted 5th overall by the chicago bears in 2005 later playinfodation to help unr educational development in texas. cedric benson was only 36 years privileged families through old. >> the white house is weighing in on one of the biggest legal disputes in rock history between led zepplin and another group that claims parts of the song "stairway to heaven" were stolen now it looks like the justice department won't allow the lawsuit to ramble on nbc's mike viqueira has the details. >> reporter: listen to this. sound familiar it's called tourist recorded in 1967 by the band spirit. though it may remind you of
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another song ♪ ♪ led zepplin's iconic 1971 phone stairway to heaven." they believe zepplin ripped him off. ine fornia died in7.e piece of sheet music in rock history. they won countless awards including the kennedy center honors in 2012 but the copyright battle still rages on in court. the trump administration is now stepping in, showing led zepplin a whole lot of love. filingd of the court brief, their legal case, the song was written before congress gave protection to sound recordings in 1972 the government writes, at a minimum, the notes and rhythm are not all or even mostly the same >> government does have an interest in making sure federal copyright law is consistent throughout the land.
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>> reporter: how it all ends up is anyone's guess because, you know, sometimes words have two meanings mike viqueira, nbc news. >> just ahead here on "early today," the hunt for a real-life wedding crasher breaking hearts in texas plus the new smart bed that tracks your sleep and comes with a 70-inch screen built-in, but the price tag might take your the price tag might take your bank account for the mattresses? i didn't know geico helps with renters insurance. yeah, and we could save a bunch too. antonio! fetch computer! antonio? i'll get it. get to know geico and see how much you could save on renters insurance. those darn seatbelts got me all crumpled up. that's ok! hey, guys! hi mrs. patterson...
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>> i never knew what kind of healing could come from a dog. >> reporter: nick was suffering from debilitating ptsd after a decade investigating white supremacy groups when he was matched with a labrador retriever trained here at the patriotic service dog foundation tom tacket runs the nonprofit which provides dogs to veterans and first responders suffering from ptsd free of charge >> well, it's amazing what the dogs do. the veterans and first responders come to us that really have some serious issues. a few of them are suicidal >> reporter: dogs here learn how to shield their owners from large crowds, even to interrupt when they notice signs of emotional distress for combat veteran michele rivera who struggled with untreated ptsd for nearly ten years, sometimes it's just the companionship that helps get her out of bed in the morning. >> it's unconditional love that's the absolute best part of
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it >> reporter: at least a third of dogs trained here are rescued. they can cost as much as $25,000 to train just one of them. that's where donors like marshall morris, a veteran himself comes in he runheart d $300,000 to veter related charities through pets and vets initiative. >> we really want to help them find their forever homes, whether it be with me or you or whether it be veterans supporting them. >> reporter: and everyone agrees, it's money being put to good use >> it brings me a sense of gratitude everywhere i go when i see striker. i always come back and think of this foundation. and what they've been able to do for me >> reporter: man's best friend and our nation's heroes getting the second chance they both deserve. >> our thanks to jose for that report >> it took an $18,000 bicycle and a porsche pace car, but a british man set the guinness
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men's cycling record he road his bike ag 174.3 miles per hour he set the record under his own power. it is impressive, it is exhilarating i don't want to sound like a hater, but he was just holding on for dear life at some point >> absolutely. well, thank you for waking up with us. i'm dara brown >> and i'm phillip mena. coming up on the third hour of today, olympic star lyndsay it 9
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ad lib live picture - san jose and good monday morning to you on this 1th. taking a live look in downtown san jose, a beautiful way to start out our monday morning. thanks for starting here with us on "today in the bay." i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. san francisco unified schools back in session today as well as west contra costa unified, livermore school district. so good luck to you kids. have a great year. >> that's what we always say.
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it's going to be a great year. >> definitely is. >> and a great day weather wise. >> the weather will be pretty good especially around san francisco to start out. we have the marine layer at 57 degrees. we might catch drizzle around the coastline but by the afternoon, temperatures are expected to warm up into the 60s. meanwhile in inland areas like san jose,


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