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and green means good, and everything is a go. we've seen a couple of accis, though, daly city, we have a wreck on 280 northbound, and then also watching what's happening in the east bay, highway 24. >> that is what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back with you in 30 minutes. good morning. breaking news. the coast guard responding to the scene of a dangerous boat fire off the coast of southern california. nearly three dozen people unaccounted for. a major rescue operation under way. a live report straight ahead. happening now, dorian's destruction on full display in the bahamas. >> someone, please come help us. >> one of the most powerful storms ever ravaging the islands with violent winds and torrential rains as it slowly approaches the u.s. millions ordered to evacuate from florida to the carolinas. >> this is a serious storm, y'all. let's get ready for it.
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>> turning holiday hot spots into ghost towns. we're live with the very latest on the storm, where it's headed, and what you can expect. honoring the fallen. a moving vigil in texas for the seven victims killed in the nation's latest mass shooting. what we're learning about them and the gunman. ahead, why his rampage could have been much worse. all that, plus -- lucky to be alive. comedian kevin hart recovering in the hospital after a serious car accident near los angeles. the roof crushed in. we'll have the latest. friday night first. the rules in sports that could be a game changer. and u.s. open stunner. defending champ novak djokovic booed off the court after quitting mid-match. it is this display of sportsman ship that have people talking. >> i don't want people to think i'm trying to take this moment away from her because she really deserves it. thank you. >> today, monday, september 2nd,
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2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning and welcome to "today." it's 7:00 on the west coast on this labor day monday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sheinelle jones alongside peter exactly lander. >> nice to be with you. savannah and hoda return tomorrow. craig is in florida covering the hurricane for us today. we have to begin with breaking news. a story still developing now in california. >> the coast guard dispatched to rescue dozens of passengers after the boat they were on suddenly caught fire. this is happening off santa cruz island south of santa barbara. blaine alexander joins us with a live report. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. unfortunately we can confirm multiple people died as a result of the fire. this is very much an active rescue scene.
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you see the first images of the flames. coast guard officials are working to get people off safely. there were 39 people on board. we understand of those five crew members made it to safety. they were able to be rescued, one with minor injuries. this hour there are 34 people unaccounted for. again, we are learning more the location was near santa cruz island off the coast of santa barbara. as we get our first images' seen the rescue are, we're xnding this boat was a 75-foot boat, the type of boat that's typically used for diving, though it's not exactly clear if it was being used for those purposes this morning. the first tweets came in just before 5:00 a.m., or 8:00 a.m. local time there in new york, and we understand that they were alerts from the coast guard saying that they were dispatching multiple assets out there to try and get people off of the boat that's been fully engulfed in flames. president trump is retweeting local reports about this, but of
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course everybody watching this active scene and to find out just how this rescue is going to carry out throughout the rest of the day. carry out throughout the rest of the day. >> so many questions there. thank you. another breaking story is hurricane dorian. it's still churning over the bahamas this morning. it rehains a category five. the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall there. mandatory evacuations have been ordered for florida, georgia, and the entire south carolina coast. our team has spread out to bring you the latest. we start in studio 1a with al. what's it look like now? >> this is a study in frustration. it is not moving. in the last five hours this has been what we've got from the national hurricane center. 115 miles east of west palm beach, 165 miles per hour winds. you could walk faster than the storm moving west at 1 miles per hour.
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if you look at the radars there. melbourne to west palm beach. we even have tropical storm watches inland including orlando, a number of theme parks will close this afternoon. we are tracking dorian. it slowly makes its way parallel along the coast tomorrow. still with 140 miles per hour winds as a category four. by wednesday it is parallel to cape canaveral and continues its way up the coast towards the carolinas and cape hatteras by friday morning. a category two storm. then to the north atlantic. here's the problem. with no steering mechanisms out there, high pressure is in control. we are looking at the diameter of the winds. look at it. it's only ten miles offshore from the hurricane-force winds. the eye of the storm is about 40 miles offshore. any kind of wobble east or west will determine how far in the
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strong winds get. here's what we look at as far as the effects. damaging winds, power outages possible, downed and uprooted trees stretching from jacksonville down to west palm beach. again, if the system moves further west, that could move inland as well. the storm surge is where you have your most loss of life. four to seven feet from daytona beach to west palm beach. at high tides it will be worse. that's the wall of water four to seven feet on top of a high tide. flooding rains. we are talking about upwards of 15 inches of rain or more from melbourne all the way to cape hatteras. guys, again this is a storm that has no steering currents and so wobbles will happen. i know it's frustrating for people saying why can't we get a track on this? that's because there is nothing steering this. it is at nature's capricious whims where it goes. >> staring at the unknown. thank you, al. dorian is still hitting the bahamas with record fury.
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the damage described by officials there as catastrophic. nbc's morgan chesky joins us from nassau. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are now feeling the outer bands of dorian bringing high winds and heavy rains. i can tell you it is simply nothing to compare for what happened about 90 miles to the north of us at abaco island, the first place to take direct landfall from dorian. people were forced to weather out more than 200 miles per hour winds and pray they could survive. some people posting to social media to please come help rescue them. this morning -- >> please pray for us, everyone. please pray for us. >> reporter: areas of the island under water. as hurricane dorian devastates the bahamas. >> the sea is just spraying on our houses. the winds are howling like we've never, ever experienced before.
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>> reporter: the powerful category five storm tearing up docks. >> another one. >> reporter: turning roads into rivers. and ripping the roofs off of homes. >> we need help. please, someone please come help us. >> reporter: the caribbean nation's prime minister says it is now too late for residents to seek higher ground. >> i can only say to them that i hope this is not the last time they will hear my voice. >> reporter: the bahamas government not confirming any casualties, but in this chilling facebook live video. >> pray for us. please, i'm begging y'all. >> reporter: this resident says some of the marsh harbour area vanished into the rising waters. >> some people, the water just took them. >> reporter: after three years of back-to-back storms, 2015's joaquin, 2016's matthew, and 2017's irma, homes are required to be built to withstand category four winds of 150 miles an hour.
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still less than the terrifying strength of dorian. which is why the first glimpses of dorian's aftermath brings the biggest concern of all. >> loss of life. no doubt about it, we are frightened to death about the potential consequences of such a severe storm. >> reporter: now, too late to evacuate, residents are hunkering down, either in shelters -- >> you know, you're never really ready for a hurricane. >> reporter: or at home. >> holy father, rescue us in the name of jesus. >> reporter: wherever they can seek shelter from dorian's devastating wrath. the main concern this morning, helping the people in need. officials say the seas and skies are too dangerous to approach the island. in the meantime, dorian churns over grand bahama where more than 50,000 people are waiting out the powerful storm. >> some of the pictures are heartbreaking to watch. thank you. >> now to dorian's impact in the united states. it is again, it is set to last for
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days. the timing of the storm disrupting the holiday plans for millions from florida to the carolinas. craig is in jupiter, florida, what are you seeing? craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the conditions have remained fairly stable over the last few hours. wind, occasional rain and occasionally the wind will pick up. this is literally the calm before the storm we have seen those images come out of the bahamas. the fear is that the slow-moving storm lumbering toward the southeast could be pretty bad. this morning the state of florida on edge. >> it doesn't take the turn north, it is coming straight in here at category five. you have to act. >> reporter: many residents here are not taking any chances. they're packing up and heading out with a massive category five hurricane dorian bearing down. >> you just get all your stuff out of here, and then you come back. >> reporter: hurricane warnings now in effect for the florida coast from jupiter inlet north
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to brevard county. >> may we have your attention. we have a mandatory evacuation as of 1:00 p.m. >> reporter: in palm beach county, evacuations already ordered for barrier island and mobile homes. chuck swift tied down everything he could and is clearing out. >> who in their right mind would stay in a trailer during a hurricane? >> reporter: marge dombrowski locking up and leaving. >> you need to be able to get off the island, and you may not be able to if you do not leave when you should. >> reporter: president trump, whose mar-a-lago estate is in the evacuation zone, briefed by fema officials on sunday. >> the category five is something that i don't know that i have ever even heard the term other than i know it's there. that's the ultimate. that's what we have, unfortunately. >> reporter: in states farther up the east coast, residents also on high alert. with dorian forecasted to directly impact georgia and the carolinas, the governors of georgia and south carolina ordering millions along the coast to evacuate.
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on georgia's tybee island, beachgoers squeezing in a last day of play before planning their escape. nancy emery and her husband moved here two months ago. >> we're leaving, by the way, but we don't know what will be hen we get back. >> up the coast in south carolina, charleston's mayor urging everyone to prepare. >> this is a serious storm, y'all. let's get ready for it. >> reporter: residents hoping they'll be spared. >> hopefully it stays offshore and we get wind and rain. >> reporter: in north carolina, the governor has already declared a statewide state of emergency. >> north carolina has to take this seriously. be ready. >> reporter: back in florida, the governor warning it is too soon for residents to let their guards down. >> please prepare because this thing -- this is a big boy. >> i can tell you that so far people seem to be heeding the warnings from officials in south carolina, georgia, and in
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florida. also in florida, the national guard is standing by to respond and a thousand flights have been cancelled already. >> be safe down there. thank you very much. >> now more on the travel nightmare being caused by dorian leading to airport delays coast to coast and florida's massive tourism industry is taking a hit. gabe gutierrez is just north of craig in jenson beach this morning. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see the choppy surf behind me. we've noticed the wind really start to pick up here over the last several hours. we have been seeing some rain. a couple airports in florida are shutting down today. more and more cancellations. travel alerts are in effect as this storm begins to scrape the florida coast. this morning, hurricane dorian is causing travel trouble on a holiday weekend. ft. lauderdale and palm beach international airports are shutting down. american airlines added eight
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southeastern airports to its travel alert. throughout the region, major airlines are waiving change fees. for travellers, high anxiety on the high seas. port canaveral's terminal is shut down. also the port of miami. >> we started on a disney cruise on saturday. we were supposed to go to tortola, u.s. virgin islands. word came through with the storm and they rerouted us. >> slamming the industry at a crucial time. >> how big was labor day weekend? >> something we're counting on this time of year. it came at a bad time, the storm. >> reporter: in bravard, jim and kathleen boarded up the gift shop they have owned for years. >> i hope it is a glancing blow. >> reporter: coffee shop owner emma kirk patrick is serving up sandbags. she's closed for business today. >> this has probably been the most frustrating storm we've ever dealt with, not knowing
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what it is going to do, and not knowing where it'll go or when it'll come. looks ugly. hopefully it'll stay off the coast. all we can do is prepare and hope for the best, right? >> reporter: according to flightaware.com, more than 1,000 flights into and out of the u.s. have been cancelled including more than a hundred at orlando's airport. can where it all came to an end. he wounded more than two dozen and killed seven. >> reporter: as gunfire erupted in texas, families outside a
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movie theater dove for cover. >> shooting. >> it's okay. >> they're shooting. >> it's okay. >> reporter: the chaos and carnage carving a 10-mile path of terror. >> all we heard was gunshots going off, so we dropped immediately to the ground. >> reporter: kaden was on the phone with her father as bullets flew overhead. >> she said, daddy, i can see the gunman, i don't know if he's pointing this way or not. you're thinking, that's the last time i'm going to see my daughter. >> reporter: police say the rampage began when seth ator opened fire with an assault style rifle on officers during a routine traffic stop. speeding away, the gunman unloaded on anyone in his path. >> he was raising his gun to my window. i said, there's a gun. there's a gun. he's got a gun. >> reporter: with three law enforcement officers among the wounded, the killing spree includes 15 crime scenes between midland and odessa. the frantic chase raced along a
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highway. a local television station was forced off the air. >> we don't know what is going on. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman killed a postal employee, hijacking her van. rosie is her twin sister. >> she was unique. she was special. i don't know what i'm going to do without her, you know? >> reporter: the number of shootings staggering even to the fbi. >> we are now at every two weeks, almost every two weeks, an active shooter in this country. >> reporter: in all, seven people were killed, 21 wounded. the youngest victim, 17-month-old anderson davis. >> when i looked at our daughter, she was covered in blood. so much blood. i couldn't tell where she'd been hit. >> i feel joyful for our daughter, she's okay and we brought her home. very fortunate and grateful. >> reporter: when police cornered the suspect, he was killed in a hail of gunfire, but
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not before more innocent people lost their lives to gun violence in texas. this morning investigators are poring over the digital footprint of the suspect. two law enforcement sources tell nbc news he was recently fired from his job. that may have been a motive. back to you. >> let's turn to al for a check of the forecast. >> we look out west and you can see beautiful weather. maybe too nice in parts where we have fire danger. 69 and sunshine. beautiful in seattle. partly cloudy and 79. denver looking at sunshine and
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quoorng i'm meteorologist kari hall. a clear start to the day and mild temperatures. will be another hot one with some ever our east bay, south bay and north bay valleys reaching into the low 90s. in oakland expect a high of 76 degrees, and san jose up to 87. as we go throughout the forecast, we have some low 90s today, but then upper 80s for the rest of the week, even some lower 80s by wednesday into the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. we'll have more on hurricane dorian ahead as it inches closer to the u.s. the head of fema will join us live. plus, the latest on kevin hart's condition after he was slriouy injured in a car
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cruz island in the campbell islands near santa barbara. no word on the exact number of people who may have died but we know the coast guard isset going assistance from other agencies. right now we get a look at that forecast for you right here in the bay area today, kari. >> on this labor day starting out with mild temperatures, mid-60s and the fog clearing away from the bay, so san francisco is nice and sunny, headed into the low 70s today, with some upper 80s in the south bay, and low 90s for the inland valleys. we still have some very warm weather for today, but we will cool off for the rest of the week. we'll be back in the low 80s for some of our warmer spots, more seasonable weather with san francisco in the upper 60s to lower 70s. as you get out on the roads this morning, i want to show you the overall view of the bay area. we've had a couple of issues in the south bay, 680 going southbound, there was an accident and people started getting off on capitol, that's causing a jam up there, and so we'll continue to watch that, and also a clear start to the day, once again, not too many
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issues with fog so looking good in weather and traffic. marcus? >> thanks, kari. stay tuned for a special report on that boat fire down in southern california. we are here to discuss jessie's online time.
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this is an nbc news special report. good day to you, 10:30 on the east coast. 7:30 a.m. in california where right now the coast guard is object sceon the scene of a tragic boat fire. >> nbc news has confirmed multiple natalti multiple fatalities and dozens of passengers are still miss sg. >> right now this is an active rescue, the u.s. coast guard working to getting nearly 3 dozen people off of that boat as
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you see right there is fully engulfed in flames. we know there were 39 people on board. of those, five crew members were able to make it to safety. they were able to be rescued, one of them with minor injuries. again, unfortunately, 34 people are still unaccounted for at this hour. now, it happened near the santa cruz island, that's just off the coast of santa barbara. the alert first came in a pair of tweets early this morning just before 5:00 a.m. local time or 8:00 a.m. of course on the east coast. from the u.s. coast guard saying that they were dispatching a number of units to try and rescue people off this boat. now, we are learning a little bit about the vessel itself. it's a 75 foot boat, the type of boat that would typically be used for diving purposes but it's not clear if it's being used for that this morning. now, of course a number of questions still. we don't know where the boat was going, whether it was returning to dock. we also of course don't know what started that fire. now, just within the past few minutes or so, president trump has actually been re-tweeting
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several local reports about this, but still, the president has not independently weighed in but of course everybody watching this still very much an active rescue scene here in california. guys. >> a lot of questions at this moment. blayne, thank you. >> our thoughts with the people there. we will have updates throughout the day as this story develops. ps. you can findc news special report >> the acting administrator for fee ma we appreciate your being with us this morning. >> good morning. >> as you are aware this is the strongest storm on record to hit the bahamas, a category five, catastrophic as it is described. of course florida, georgia, south carolina all keeping a close eye on this. what are your biggest challenges at this point? >> right now it is really the uncertainty. pretty much, dorian has stalled. when it stalls, you know, the
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track, where it is going to go next, is probably what we're concerned about. hurricane watches and warnings, surge watches and warnings, pretty much the entire coast of florida. you're running out of time now if you haven't made preparations you need to heed the advice of your local and state emergency managers you need to take action now. if you're at risk, if you were given mandatory evacuation orders, you should not try to tough it out you should get out >> we've been through this before, where so many people try to tough it out. do you get the sense in this case that people are heeding the warnings this time around? >> well, i hope so this has been a long duration storm. everyone has been on pins and needles to see what happens. you can look to what happened overnight in the bahamas devastating impact the eyewall does not have to come ashore to have that kind of impact on florida. again, get tuned into your local and state emergency managers if they're telling you to evacuate, you should heed their advice you need to keep yourself and
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the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time. ♪ ♪ we're back now at 7:38 with quite a scare for the comedian kevin hart. >> this rolled into a ditch near los angeles. natalie morales joins us from l.a. with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you guys. kevin hart is one of the biggest stars on the planet. he bought that classic muscle car as a present for himself on his 40th birthday. he called it the menace. it turns out, it sure was. the car is destroyed now, and hart is suffering from very serious back injuries. kevin hart is lucky to be alive after a horrific car crash the comedian was a passenger in his 1970 plymouth barracuda when it rolled into a ditch
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in these images obtained by tmz but not verified by nbc news, emergency crews can be seen responding to the accident the roof of hart's muscle car completely smashed in. hours before the accident, the comedian posted this since deleted video of the car on his instagram page according to the california highway patrol, hart and two others were in the vintage vehicle sunday when it turned on to a malibu area highway the driver immediately lost control. the car then left the road and rolled over down the northern embankment hart was able to escape the wreckage and went to his nearby home to get medical attention. authorities say he suffered major back injuries but did not offer specifics. according to the police report, the driver was jared black, an actor and filmmaker. he was trapped behind the wheel, and firefighters cut the roof off to get him out he also suffered serious back injuries investigators say alcohol was
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not a factor in the crash. the third paenger in the was fitness trainer rebecca brocksterman, engaged to black kevin hart has morphed into a megastar, selling out arenas as a stand-up comic, and appearing in a string of blockbuster movies last year, hart was tapped to be host of the 2019 oscars before a series of past offensive tweets and stand-up material surfaced, which included homophobic slurs and insensitive language. >> a call from the academy. >> reporter: after initially refusing to apologize -- >> the reason i passed is because identify addressed this several times. i said who i am now versus who i was. i've done it. >> reporter: hart tweeted his remorse. the award show opted to go without a host now, the a-list star is recovering from a crash that was definitely no laughing matter. >> you see the wreckage. again, he is so lucky to be alive. we did reach out to kevin hart and his team for comment we have not heard back
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he's also receiving support from his pal, dwayne "the rock" johnson, who posted a picture of the two of them on the set of their upcoming "jumanji" sequel. he said, stop messing with my emotions brother we have a lot more laughing to do together. love you, man. wishing him a quick recovery. >> he is one of the busiest men i know i was talking to him a month or so ago when he was in new york city talking to young people about finances there's so many things we don't see that he is doing >> sure is. >> a lot of projects in the works. >> has to get better to get back to it. >> thank you, natalie. >> he is lucky, given a car that vintage, very little -- >> looking at the picture, that anybody walked away is amazing. what about the forecast? >> we have heavy rain coming into the northeast may cause problems with travel plans in the northeast mid-atlantic states, we're also looking at wet weather deteriorating as we get into the middle of the week out west, lots of sunshine
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fire danger. sunny skies from the southwest all the way into texas and the western gulf coast that's what's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look in san jose starts out sunny and it's already warming up. we have some mid-60s as you head out the door. we're headed up to 87 degrees for the high, and slightly cooler temperatures all across the bay, even though we're still looking at some low 90s in antioch, concord, as well as clearlake today, reaching up to 90 degrees. our inland forecast will start to cool off, going into the rest of the week, with some lower 80s through at least the weekend, and a lot of sunshine. >> that's your latest weather. guys >> al, thank you very much up next, emotional moments involving the biggest names in tennis on and off the court at the u.s. open. the highlights from an unforgettable weekend. right after this
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we are back with a stunner at the u.s. open overnight top ranked novak djokovic, the defending u.s. open champ, is out. >> he was forced to retire from his fourth round match because of a lingering shoulder injury you saw him getting it massaged last night some in the crowd booed his decision djokovic later apologized, saying it just wasn't meant to be they thought he was down in the match. they thought he was looking for the easy way out he's been complaining of pain for a while. >> yeah. >> he's one of the best guys off the court. >> that's what i said. >> he's really hurting. >> good morning, dylan. >> good morning. as we turn to another highlight from the u.s. open,
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this one at the end of a battle between two of the sport's young stars. blayne alexander has that story. good morning to you. >> good morning to you naomi osaka and coco gauff will be back on the court today, each facing a different opponent after facing each other in one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the tournament so many people are still talking about their match, or more specifically, what happened after it was over. >> reporter: this morning, 15-year-old fan favorite coco gauff will be back on the court for a round of 16 doubles match after sunday's win with partner mcnally. but it is what happened after saturday's loss in the singles bracket that left so many smiling. >> i'm going to cry. >> oh, you're good >> after her decisive third round victory, reigning u.s. open champ, naomi osaka, invited
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her younger opponent, coco, to share the spotlight in a joint interview. >> i'm going to learn a lot from this match i don't want people to think i'm trying to take this moment away from her because she really deserves it. so thank you >> the fact that both of us made it and we're both still working as hard as we can, i think it is incredible. >> reporter: it comes after this tender moment from another tennis great rafael nadal rescuing this young man. >> little boy was getting squished. >> going to make me cry. >> everything is going to be okay >> reporter: nadal is back on the court today. all eyes on serena williams after this rolled ankle scare sunday. >> it affected me a little mentally i had a rough year with injuries i was like, oh, my god, not again. >> reporter: she bounced back in a straight set victory, clinching her place in tuesday's quarterfinals. celebrating the win the same day as her daughter, olympia's, second birthday. >> i honestly feel fortunate to be out playing as a mom. i know there's so many moms out there that are working kudos to all the parents out there, like congrats this is for you guys >> guys, afterwards, serena was asked when olympia might be old
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enough to come sit in the stands and watch a match. she said, not quite yet. she's still a little too loud. she's taking lots of naps during the day. serena hopes that next year, she can have her little girl out there rooting her on from the stands. >> be here before we know it time flies. >> thank you so much what was so amazing was this moment with coco gauff and naomi osaka. so gracious to osaka she turned to coco's parents and said, what an amazing job you did raising your parents i was in tears. >> i was wondering what they were talking about you see her come out and join her for the interview. >> she said, all the fans are here for you will you do this interview with me ahead, a live concert from pop superstars why don't we, after your local news.
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good monday morning. right out in at taking a live look of a clear view of the golden gate bridge. we've seen some fog nearby but we're enjoying a lot of sunshine today, highs reaching into the low 70s. oakland reaching 76 degrees, and napa reaching 87. we'll see a high of 87 in san jose and low 90s in the tri-valley, as well as the inland east bay. endland temperatures reached the low 90s today. seasonable weather.
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we're also heading down to the south bay where we are seeing a few more people getting out there on the roadways. but the san mateo bridge, not a lot of cars this morning. on this labor day. if you're about to head out for work you have plenty of time to hang out and watch our show. marcus? >> thanks, kari. well, we want to get you caught up on breaking news we've been following out of southern california. we can tell you any time now there is supposed to be an update on what appears to be a tragic, overnight boat fire near santa cruz island. here's a photo from earlier by firefighters. you can see that boat fully engulfed by the flames. this is off the santa barbara coast. a short time ago firefighters posted a new image of the boat fully engulfed as well. you see right here. now we know there are multiple
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deaths. they were trying to rescue at least 30 people but we don't know how many of the people are unaccounted for. we'll have more news in 30 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking news, deadly boat fire. multiple fatalities confirmed. dozens missing off the coast of southern california. the coast guard conducting a major rescue operation right now. we have a live report ahead. plus, path of destruction. hurricane dorian becomes one of the most powerful storms on record as it slams into the bahamas. >> please pray for us. please pray for us, everyone. please pray for us. >> while residents in florida, georgia, and the carolinas are preparing for the worst. >> this storm at this magnitude
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could really cause massive destruction. >> how bad will it be when dorian hits the u.s.? al is tracking it all. and why don't we rock the plaza? ♪ fans have been lined up all night as the hit band hits our stage for a special holiday concert, today, monday, september 2, 2019. ♪ >> happy labor day. >> first day of school tomorrow. citi concert today. >> in line since 7:00 p.m. >> today is my fifth why don't we concert. >> here from cleveland, ohio. >> state college, pennsylvania. >> texas. >> we love why don't we!
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>> welcome back to "today." it's 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us on this labor day monday morning. i'm sheinelle jones alongside peter alexande >> it is the eve of hoda's return. she's coming back from maternity leave tomorrow. finally, our "today" family will be whole again. we have our eyes on both coasts this morning. you have the storm battering the bahamas and breaking news out of southern california as well. >> it is a businey morning. we begin with a tragic story off southern california where a large boat caught fire overnight. gadi schwartz joins us with a live report. what are you finding out? >> reporter: sheinelle, we are starting to see some of the boats involved in the rescue coming in to thearbor here. we know five people were rescued and a staggering 34 people are still unaccounted for. all of this happened off the coast of one of the channel islands here on the west coast. from what we understand there was a fire that broke out on the
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75-foot vessel. it was a diving vessel that was set up for a multi day excursion. that fire broke out around 3:45 in the morning. by 4:00, 4:30 the entire boat was fully engulfed. fire crews trying to get there, trying to douse the flames, but not put too much water on it. they didn't want the boat to sink. they wanted to possibly board the boat and save people on board. we are told the boat in the last hour or so has sunk. now it is an all out rescue, all out search operation on the water. there is still fog out here. but at this point we still don't know what happened to those 34 that were on board. we expect an update any minute. back to you. >> our hearts go out to any family members involved here. i'm sure they are holding their breath. >> terrifying pictures. thank you very much, gadi. evacuations have been ordered from florida to south carolina as hurricane dorian
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draws closer to the east coast. craig has an update on the situation in the bahamas as well as in florida. he joins us now. craig, good morning. >> reporter: hey, peter. good morning. we are in an area where folks were told to get out. if they live in the barrier islands or in a mobile home. millions ordered to evacuate in florida, south carolina, georgia as well. folks seem to be taking the category 5 storm seriously. we have been able to see firsthand dorian's wrath as it slams the bahamas. this morning, paradise lost. hurricane dorian devastating the northern bahamas. >> please pray for us. >> reporter: the slow moving category 5 hurricane tearing through the islands. wind gusts reaching 200 miles per hour and storm surge sweeping people away according some people, thter just
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took them. >> reporter: homes left standing ripped apart on the inside. >> please, someone come help us. >> this is the most sad and worst day of my life to address the people of the bahamas. >> reporter: in the u.s., millions on the east coast are preparing for the worst, still unsure of dorian's dangerous path. >> this storm cannot be underestimated. >> reporter: in florida, people racing to get out as the monster storm makes its slow approach. >> mandatory evacuation as of 1:00 p.m. >> never stay when it is this big, this bad. >> reporter: in georgia, mandatory evacuations ordered today along the coast. some people enjoying one last beach day before leaving their homes. >> we don't know what will be here when we get back. >> reporter: in south carolina, costal flooding ahead of dorian's arrival already has some on edge. the governor there ordering nearly a million people to
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evacuate. >> we know that we cannot make everybody happy, but we believe that we can keep everyone alive. >> i ask everyone in hurricane dorian's path to heed all warnings. >> reporter: president trump at fema headquarters stressing safety in the face of the powerful storm. >> it's moving very slowly. it is a bad thing, not a good thing. the slower it moves, the bigger it is and the bigger it gets. >> reporter: it is going to be several days before officials are fully able to assess the damage and destruction on the bahamas. meanwhile, here in florida, some 45,000 national guardsmen, airmen, soldiers, they have been activated, ready to respond here in the sunshine state. 1,000 flights have already been cancelled. the majority of those flights out of florida, guys. >> craig, stay safe, buddy. thank you very much. now to the latest on that
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mass shooting this weekend in west texas. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer joins us with what we know about the victims and the gunman who drove for miles firing at random targets. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. the movie theater parking lot behind me is where that final gun battle between police and the suspect took place. as that was playing out, people you mentioned this is a storm having a huge impact already on travel. as craig alluded to more than 1,000 flights into and out of the u.s. have already been cancelled including more than a hundred out of orlando's airport. a couple of airports here in florida are already shutting down today including palm beach international, ft. lauderdale. this could have a ripple effect over the next couple of days as this massive storm comes ashore or stays off the coast of florida. could be a travel mess for many people up the southeastern coast. back to you. >> gabe, thank you.
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>> now to the latest on the mass shooting in west texas this weekend. miguel almaguer joining us with what we know about the victims and the gunman. good morning. >> good morning. the movie theater parking lot behind me is where the final gun battle between police and the suspect took place. as that was playing out people were ducking for cover out here as they were leaving that theater. in the end, 21 were wounded and 7 were killed. >> reporter: as gunfire erupts in texas, families outside a movie theater dove for cover. >> they're shooting, dad. >> it's okay. >> reporter: the chaos and carnage carving a ten-mile path of terror. >> we heard gunshots going off, so we dropped immediately to the ground. >> reporter: hayden was on the phone with her father as bullets flew overhead. >> hayden is telling me, daddy, i can see the gunman. i don't know if he is pointing
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this way or not. on facetime, you're thinking, that's the last time i'm going to see my daughter. >> reporter: police say the rampage began when seth ator opened fire with an assault style rifle on officers during a routine traffic stop. speeding away, the gunman unloaded on anyone in his path. >> he was raising his gun to my window. i said, there's a gun. there's a gun. he's got a gun. >> reporter: with three law enforcement officers among the wounded, the killing spree includes 15 crime scenes between midland and odessa, as the frantic chase raced along a highway. a local television station was forced off the air. >> we don't know what is going on. >> reporter: during the shooting, investigators say the gunman killed a postal employee, hijacking her van. rosie is her twin sister. >> she was unique. she was special. and i don't know what i'm going to do without her, you know?
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>> reporter: the number of shootings staggering even to the fbi. >> we are now at every two weeks, almost every two weeks, an active shooter in this country. >> reporter: in all, seven people were killed, 21 wounded. the youngest victim, 17-month-old anderson davis. >> when i looked over at our daughter, she was covered in blood, like so much blood. i couldn't tell where she had been hit. >> i feel joyful for our daughter, that she's okay and we got to bring her home. very fortunate and grateful. >> reporter: when police did corner the suspect, he was killed in a hail of gunfire, but not before more innocent people lost their lives to gun violence in texas. this morning police are poring over the suspect's criminal history, including the fact he shouldn't have been able to own a gun. two law enforcement sources tell nbc news the suspect was recently fired from his job. that may perhaps be a motive. sheinelle? >> miguel, thank you.
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starting this school year, the largest public high schools there are required to report all sports-related concussions to a central database to allow for more accurate tracking of these serious brain injuries in texas, it is the biggest thing going. >> can't lose! >> dropping back >> reporter: friday night lights are brightest. now, the state that takes high school football very seriously has new rules. starting this school year, every large public high school in texas is required to keep track of head injuries, not just in football but in every sport. mark henry says his son suffered a concussion as a sophomore and says his recovery was pretty tough. >> i think another one might be a different story. after two, i don't think i'd let him play football. >> reporter: if zach gets another one this season, the state of texas wants to know about it the rule comes from the university interscholastic league which governs all sports in texas they partnered to study the data. >> we want to look at trends in
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concussion, as there are rule changes, safety procedures implemented. everyone wants to make sports safer, and that is clearly something we want to help with >> reporter: researchers will monitor concussion trends, treatment protocols, and return to play data to address privacy concerns, no data can identify the injured athlete. new sports participation numbers show a nationwide decline for the first time in 30 years in 2018, the number of athletes down 43,000 from the previous year high school football participation dropping 30,000 nationwide to its lowest numbers in 20 years. the risk of injuries, some say, could be among the factors driving interest down. >> what time is the game tomorrow >> reporter: gray isn't letting his prior concussion keep him off the field. >> it ain't stopping me. i'm cool now. >> reporter: his mom though has
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a few more worries. >> he loves the sport but if it comes to his health, you know, i'm wait a minute. wait a minute. >> reporter: in the nfl where head injuries have been a major focus in recent years, promising news data shows a dramatic drop in concussions last year, down from 281 to 214, 23%. there are new standards for equipment, such as helmets diligence and honesty, among coaches and players alike, are what needs to improve sports for play years like his son. >> be honest with the coaches and training staff if you're not feeling good, come out. they all want to play and win. your health is more important than a win in football. >> reporter: all 50 states enabled some legislation addressing sports-related concussions. texas, with the largest number of high school athletes in the country, is the latest to take this next step guys, back to you. >> good they're trying something. thank you, ron i grew up in kansas. the kids start when they're this high. >> families think twice of letting their kids play. from the cdc, 2.5 million kids have had one or more than one concussion >> unbelievable. >> couple years ago. remarkable. >> i had no idea it was that high.
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>> it is a serious issue >> i grew up in kansas these kids start when they're this high. if you can make it safer >> a lot of families think twice about having the kids play this number is from the cdc. 2.5 million kids estimated have had one or more than one concussion. >> that's a lot. >> remarkable. >> i had no idea it was that high al, another look at the forecast for us. >>let us take a quick look we have wood panelling. >> isn't that nice >> fancy. >> it is like the rumpus room. anyway, we take a look at the maps, heavy rain in the northeast later today. could be airport delays. fi danger out west we have sunshine through the gulf back into the southwest. that's what's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside in san jose. starting out with clear skies and some mild temperatures. it's going to be still a warm day but a little cooler than it was yesterday reaching the upper 80s from san jose to palo alto.
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in antioch expect a high of 93 and 90 in santa rosa today with low 70s in san francisco. our forecast cools off for the rest of the week with some of our warmest spots reaching the low 80s. that continues into the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. peter? >> al, thank you very much dylan in for carson. nice to see you, friend. >> nice to see you guys. >> pop start here. >> let's get you started on pop start. first up, tributes are pouring in for television icon valerie harper her career spanned six decades best known for roles in the "mary tyler moore" show and a spin-off "rhoda. her life was so much more. natalie joins us again with more. >> good morning. valerie harper was truly beloved, not only for her acting talent but the way she handled her public battles with lung and brain cancer given just months to live, she defied the odds and valiantly fought the disease for years while tirelessly advocating for
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cancer research. >> i'm mary richards. >> hello get out ofartmapt. >> reporter: she was one of tv's most beloved sidekicks her break came in 1970, landing the role of mary richards' brass best friend on "the mary tyler moore show." >> i do you a favor -- and i do you a favor, right >> now you're giving it. >> you're not getting it because i'm not giving it. >> looking for love. >> i have to lose 10 pounds by 8:30. >> reporter: a signature role for harper that earned her four emmy awards. >> thank you. >> reporter: born in 1939 in new york, harper honed her acting chops in the theater, landing her first tv role on a daytime soap opera harper eventually got her own spin-off >> my name is rhoda. >> reporter: and rhoda finally got her man. >> hi, babe. >> reporter: rhoda and joe, unmarried and living together, was groundbreaking in the '70s
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the show broke records with 52 million viewers tuning in to watch rhoda and joe finally tie the knot harper talked to savannah about the iconic role. >> if you're always connected with rhoda, will you be happy about that >> oh, yeah, sure. she's been the wind in the sails of my career. >> reporter: a career that spanned nearly six decades, from tv to film >> there may not be a state of israel >> reporter: harper would return to broadway years later. here, portraying actress talula bankhead. >> life is a joke, darling >> reporter: soon after, releasing her memoir in 2013 harper, who beat lung cancer in 2009, was diagnosed with brain cancer >> the thing i have is very rare, and it is serious. it is incurable. so far >> reporter: harper faced the prognosis with clarity and grace. >> to look at you, one would never know that there's anything going on >> that's true for a lot of
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people with cancer don't go to the funeral before the day of the funeral keep on living i wanted to -- everyone to see how normal my life is. >> reporter: six months after her cancer diagnosis, harper was back on television "dancing with the stars. >> it's good to be alive >> it is >> it is even better to be dancing. >> reporter: valerie harper, an actress, humanitarian, and an inspiration to all. >> live your life while you're alive and well enough. take each day as it comes. live it fully. >> ed asner, harper's costar on "mary tyler moore" tweeted, he brilliance burst through and shined its light on all of us. good night, beautiful. i will see you soon. her husband lovingly took care of her by his side until the very end tony, we are thinking about you today. >> absolutely. >> natalie, thanks so much al, you must have met valerie. >> i got to know her so much grace, wit and humor
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really a special, special person next up, the jonas brothers. the group has been performing all over the country for their happiness begins tour. during their stop in hershey, pennsylvania, the group got word of a fan who was supposed to see them perform but she, instead, had to be in the hospital for chemotherapy treatment 16-year-old lily jordan's post to the jonas brothers going viral. a post reading, a gal can dream. the brothers made a special stop by her hospital room. >> nice. >> hello. >> oh, my gosh >> thank you for inviting us to come see you. >> thank you for coming! >> good to see you >> good to see you, too. oh, my goodness. >> we saw your message, and we had to come over >> my feed was filled. >> how cool is that? absolutely shocked the brothers even asked lily what her favorite song of theirs is, and it was dedicated to her at the concert
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they also stuck around to sign some shirts and even nick's wife, priyanka chopra, stopped by to say hello. >> they're the nicest guys, aren't they? >> i know. >> that's great. finally, craig melvin. he may be covering the hurricane for us this morning, but over the weekend, craig definitely checked something off his bucket list his wife, lindsey, revealing they went to see hootie and th blowfish, and somehow, craig ended up on stage with the band, jamming out on the tambourine. take a look. ♪ >> look at him. >> look at that. >> that is the most rhythm craig has ever had >> it was that or the maracas. we'll give you the tambourine. >> he can handle that. >> hootie will not be bringing craig on the rest of the tour, as well as he did. >> they need cow bell. >> more cowbell. >> love that. >> awesome.
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how about a daly click. >> it is interesting it could have ended badly, but the quick reflexes of a cyclist saved the day. here, we see a little girl at the finish line of a bike race in russia when two cyclists collide, one on to the sidewalk. instead of knocking the girl over, the cyclist hangs on to her, saving her from harm. >> you're right. he picked her up >> good for him. >> falls off the bike and grabs her in one swoop she's okay. >> impressive. >> good instincts. >> of all to worry about when you fall, he worried about her. >> he grabbed her. >> wow. ahead, we'll take you outside to join the massive crowd for a live concert from why don't we a full half hour of music after your local news. >> craig on the tambourine ur lo. >> craig on the tambourine good .
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i )m ... we )re monitoring the breaking news in good morning. it's 8:56. we are monitoring breaking news in southern california. and now we know there are multiple people who died in a boat fire off the coast of santa barbara. these are the first pictures into the newsroom this morning. it's not far from the channel islands u.s. coast guard station where authorities are expected to give an update. again, this is the image coming into our newsroom overnight posted by firefighters showing the boat fully engulfed in flames. crews say there were at least 30 people they were trying to rescue right now many of them unaccounted for. this all happened near santa cruz island in the channel islands near santa barbara off the coast there. no word yet on the exact number
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of people who might have died in the fire but the 75-foot boat is believed to have been part of a diving trip. firefighters confirmed five crew members were rescued, one of them injured. we'll check in with meteorologist kari hall this morning. good morning, kari. >> good morning. we are starting you out with a look at our overall commute across the bay area. smooth flow of traffic. as we head up toward the east bay we have a couple minor issues through the morning. right now slowing down on 80 heading into the westbound direction so we are going to ntinue to watch that. and we are also going to see some pretty good conditions in the weather department with an update coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, kari. more local news in a half hour. we are here to discuss jessie's online time.
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♪ we go breaking up like cell phones ♪ ♪ we go breaking up like cell ♪ we go breaking up like cell phones ♪ 8:30 on this monday morning, september 2nd, labor day 2019. to say our crowd is excited for this special concert on this holiday, that would be an understatement these guys are going nuts. >> the stars of the show are here, why don't we. >> good to see you guys. >> good to be here. >> so good to see you guys >> this is insane. >> dylan is down with your crowd moment
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where are you, dylan >> i'm not sure what you said, but i think you tossed over to me you can't hear over this i'm standing right next to micalena and sarah you're major why don't we fans. t's inne. >> how many concerts have you been to? >> four. zach can hear my voice right now. >> oh, my gosh. >> we'll do even better. hear yterday was your 13th birthday. >> yeah. >> what if they would sing y ppy birthday >> oh, my gosh >> do you mind >> all right. >> i don't mind. >> there we go >> oh, my gosh, stop. >> she's down there. >> i'm going to cry. >> where is she at ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday micalena ♪ happy birthday to you >> happy birthday. >> i love you. >> she's a teenager now. love you. >> so sweet. >> i don't know what she'll do for her 14th.
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>> i dreamt that zach sang me happy birthday yesterday i'm not kidding. >> you don't have to talk to me anymore. >> i'm goingcr >> we're just getting started. >> this concert is minutes away. first, al, a check of the forecast. >> i knew these guys were big. i was hearing from people who i haven't heard from in ten years. can you help get us in for your weekend, heavy rain in the northeast. record highs out west. of course, we have dorian offshore the midweek period, more wet weather in the northeast dorian still hanging around the southeastern atlantic coast. hot and dry out west by friday, look, dorian is still there. we're talking about western warmth, hot and humid through the gulf, sunshine in the great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. >> wow >> yeah. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside in san jose. bright and sunny and warming
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temperatures. we'll be heading into the upper 80s today and there will be still some warm wer, some low 90s in the inland valleys, and some breezy winds picking up as we go throughout the day. the good news is we have cooler air headed our way. we're heading back to our seasonal high temperatures in the low 80s and some of our warmer spots and in san francisco low 70s today with some sunshine this afternoon. upper 60s throughout much of the rest of the work week. >> announcer: the >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi >> when why don't we hit the music scene three years ago, no one could have projected this success. consider this crowd. >> tell me about it. their fans camped out for this morning's can krert. before we get to the music, find out how why don't we got here. ♪ i don't belong >> reporter: why don't we is one of pop music's biggest breakthroughs, ranging in age from 18 to 21.
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daniel, zach, corbyn, jonah, and jack, drew massive crowds and die-hard fans. ♪ i like my women independent >> reporter: they formed three years ago. the group tallied 1.2 billion global streams 4.1 million instagram followers. youtube views exceeding 480 million. their inaugural album skyrocketed to number one on the u.s. itunes charts and debuted in the top ten of the billboard 200. ♪ would you just reply ♪ i know you are, but what am i ♪ >> reporter: the single "what am i" was written by ed sheeran and highlights the band's musical
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talent why don't we is selling out shows around the globe on their eight letters tour, and joining us here on our citi summer concert stage. >> here they are now say it with me ♪ d why don't we ♪ don't want a girl who gets a car for her sweet sixteen ♪ ♪ spends a stack of dollar bill on a limousine ♪ ♪ i want a girl who takes the bus and who wears baggy jeans ♪ ♪ rocking nike airs, what are louboutins ♪ ♪ don't want no fake tan, short skirt, daddy's money don't work ♪ ♪ someone who will laugh and ♪ someone who will laugh and trying to fit in the crowd ♪ trying to fit in the crowd ♪ ♪ all we used to dream about ♪ we'd have numbers on our house ♪ ♪
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♪ we'd have ♪ it took a while to figure out the type of girl i'm about ♪ ♪ who brings the real man out o me ♪ ♪ i don't want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ i like my women independent ♪ i say to people, that's my lady, and we don't need nothing else ♪ ♪ i don't want a trust fund baby ♪ ♪ save your money, don't spend it ♪ ♪ i say to people, that's my lady, and we don't need nothing else ♪ ♪ i don't want a girl who takes a pink prom queen ♪ ♪ i want a girl who climbs trees, always dirt on her je selfies, want her makeup free ♪ ♪ don't want no mean girl lady, a pink prom queen ♪ ♪ i want a girl who climbs trees, always dirt on her jeans ♪ ♪ daddy told her how to fix getting rich and getting out ♪ cars, maybe she could fix he ♪ ♪ what a girl with common sense who is dripping in competence ♪ ♪ don't wanna die to get rich but she loves fifty cent ♪ ♪ all we used to dream about is
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getting rich and getting out ♪ ♪ move to the nicer part of town, where we'd have numbers on our house ♪ ♪ it took a while to figure out the type of girl i'm about ♪ ♪ who brings the real man out o me ♪ ♪ i don't really want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ i like my women independent ♪ and i say to people, that's m lady, we don't need nothing else ♪ ♪ i don't want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ save your money, don't spend it ♪ ♪ i say to people, that's my lady, and we don't need nothing else ♪ ♪ i don't want no ♪ i don't want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ i don't want no, just want me a proper lady ♪ ♪ i don't really want a trust fund baby ♪ ♪ i like my women independent ♪ hey, i say to people, that's my lady ♪
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♪ we don't need nothing else ♪ i don't want no ♪ i don't want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ i just want me a proper lady ♪ i don't want no trust fund baby ♪ ♪ no, don't want me ♪ no, i don't want me >> why don't we, they're coming back with another song on our citi concert stage first, this is "today" on nbc. back with another song on our cooper! did you eat all of your treats? ♪ help! i need somebody ♪ help! not just anybody ♪ help! you know i need someone
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did you eat all of your treats? ♪ help! i need somebody ♪ help! not just anybody ♪ help! you know i need someone it is an exciting morning on the plaza with why don't we performing for a huge crowd. we have daniel, zach, jack, corbyn and jonah. good morning to you guys >> you can't even hear yourself. these people have been camping out since yesterday afternoon. the plaza with why don't we performing for a huge crowd.
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we have daniel, zach, jack, corbyn and jonah. >> you can't even hear yourself. these people have been camping out since yesterday afternoon. it's spilled into the plaza on 30 rock this morning what do you say to the people, some who have been here for 24 hours. >> the best fans in the whole world. >> the best. >> it's been an amazing rise i remember interviewing you several years ago. i was talking about your hair, how you keep it curly. to look at the crowd now, is it surreal that has happened so quickly? >> it is really weird. it's just so -- it is such a privilege. i mean, every day we wake up, and it's like, are we dreaming still or is this like real life? >> we have to run through this the last time you did a performance last week, they measured the screams in this crowd, okay, as being on a decibel level 130. translating that, it is like a military jet aircraft taking off right in front of you. >> whoa. >> yo. >> let's try to replicate that one more time. >> crazy. >> that's insane. >> intensity. >> that's crazy. >> talk to us about -- you know, you've been releasing a new song every month the last eight months talk at that.
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>> it's given us the opportunity to explore and try different sounds when you release an album, it has to flow, the same body of work with this, we were able to kind of, you know, release different sides of who we are as musicians. >> all right ready to take it away? we have more music from why don't we straight ahead. first, this is "today" on nbc. oh, wait, we have to perform wait, wait. >> let's do it right now. >> we have to perform. why don't we.
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>> oh, shoot, okay ♪ i met her on a monday evening ♪ ♪ she was standing outside of the park and ride ♪ ♪ i said, hey, ma, where you been ♪ ♪ been looking for a woman like you for all my life ♪ ♪ she said, hola, talk to me ♪ before i have to leave ♪ one day we could be maybe mor than two lost souls just passing by ♪ ♪ knew i was falling when i looked inside your eyes ♪ ♪ she said, i know you are, but what am i ♪ ♪ tell me, have you seen a sunset turn into a sunrise ♪ ♪ kiss right through the night ♪ cause we should try that sometime ♪ ♪ hold you til the morning ♪ if i said i'm falling, would you just reply ♪ ♪ i know you are, but what am
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i ♪ ♪ ah-ooh ♪ ah-ooh ♪ ah-ooh ♪ ah-ooh ♪ open the door to my apartment we get in ♪ ♪ kissing on my neck, my jacket to the side ♪ ♪ i know your heart is beating quick ♪ ♪ if you put your head on my chest, hear the same in mie ♪ ♪ we'll be making love until th sun comes up ♪ ♪ one day, maybe i could put a ring on your finger before you change your mind ♪ ♪ knew i was falling when i looked inside your eyes ♪ ♪ she said, i know you are, but what am i ♪ ♪ tell me, have you seen the sunset turn into a sunrise ♪ ♪ kiss right through the night ♪ cause we should try that sometime ♪
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♪ hold you till the morning ♪ if i said i'm falling, would you reply, i know you are, but what am i ♪ ♪ ah-ooh ♪ ah-ooh h ♪ ♪ tell me, have you seen a into sunset turn into a sunrise ♪ sometime ♪ ♪ hol ♪ kiss right through the night ♪ cause we should try that sometime ♪ ♪ hold you till the morning ♪ if i said i'm falling, would you just reply ♪ ♪ i know you are but what am i ♪ tell me, have you seen a sunset turn into a sunrise ♪ ♪ kiss right through the night ♪ cause we should try that sometime, hold you till the morning ♪
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♪ if i said i'm falling, would you still reply ♪ ♪ i know you are, but what am i ♪ ♪ what am i, what am i ♪ oh, what am i ♪ what am i, what am i i ♪ ♪ what am i ♪ what am i >> more music from why don't we is straight ahead. first, this is "today" on nbc. fit, this is "today" on rsnb
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our why don't we party isn't over yet
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fellas, take it away ♪ ♪ you are the best and worst thing ♪ ♪ you know right there, is the scariest feeling, opening and closing up again ♪ ♪ i've been hurt so i don't trust ♪ ♪ now here we are, staring at the ceiling ♪ ♪ i've said those words before but it was a lie ♪ ♪ you deserve to hear them a thousand times ♪ why is it so hard ♪ all it is is eight letters, why is it so hard to say ♪
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if l it is is eight letters why am i in my own way ♪ ♪ why do i pull you close and then ask you for space ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters ♪ why is it so hard to say ♪ , ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ isn't it amazing, how almost every line on our hands align ♪ ♪ when your hand's in mine, it' like i'm whole again ♪ ♪ isn't that a sign ♪ i should speak my mind ♪ i've said those words before but it was a lie ♪ ♪ and you deserve to hear them thousand times ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why is it so hard to say ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why am i in my own way ♪ ♪ why do i pull you close and
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then ask you for space ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why is it so hard to say ♪ oo, ♪ when i close my eyes it's you ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ when i close my eyes it's you there in my mind ♪ ♪ when i close my eyes ♪ if all it is is eight letters why is it so hard to say ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why am i in my own way ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters if all it is is eight letters ♪t ♪ if all it is is eight
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letters ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters ♪ ♪ in all it is is eight letters ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why is it so hard to say ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why am i in my own way ♪ ♪ why do i pull you close and then ask you for space ♪ ♪ if all it is is eight letters why is it so hard to say ♪ >> thank you, guys >> thank you so much >> why don't we, thank you we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc
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another big thanks to why don't we for a great concert fellas, how does it feel, pretty good >> can we take another look at the crowd? thank you to so many people lining up. >> love you guys so much. >> you guys are amazing. >> thank you. >> where do you go next? >> where do we go next
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we just finished up tour two nights ago, so we're headed back to la, get in the studio. >> get some rest. >> back in the studio? >> oh, yeah. >> of course. >> always. >> always going back to the studio. >> very cool don't forget, our entire "today" family is back together tomorrow morning. hoda returning from maternity leave. >> it'll be a great show remember, you can find more stories you'll love at today.com/allday up next on the third hour of "today," we'll catch up with shaquille o'neil's mom first, your local news thank you for coming. >> thank you we love you. coming. >> thank you we love you.
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good morning. it's 8:56. we are still monitoring the breaking news in southern california that happened earlier this morning and now we have word that more than one person died in the boat fire off the coast of santa barbara. we are looking at the channel islands u.s. coast guard station where authorities are expected to give an update a little later
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this morning. this is the first image that came into our newsroom posted by firefighters showing that 75-foot boat fully engulfed in flames. crews say there were at least 33 people they were trying to rescue and right now many are unaccounted for. this happened on santa cruz island in the channel islands off the coast of santa barbara. we don't know how many people might have died but the 75-foot boat is believed to have been part of a diving trip. firefighters confirmed they did rescue five crew members one of whom was injured. right now we have a crew following developments in southern california. we will get updates from our sister station as well. you can look for our live report in our midday newscast at 11:00 and also find the latest developments in our twitter feed. midday we are tracking developments in the atlantic ocean where powerful hurricane dorian has flattened and flooded parts of the bhachlts find the latest at nbc bay area.com.
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from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning to you craig alongside dylan and sheinelle. you heard al's voice but it is a holiday so al the person is not here. >> we get his audio at the beginning. >> labor day is the perfect time to talk about a crisis in this country. >> okay. >> i would call it a crisis. >> give you that. >> vacation. according to new numbers, millions of americans are letting their days go to waste >> here's the number, 768 million vacation days last year. not used. >> why do you think that is? >> in america. >> up 9%, by t

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