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breaking news tonight. monster holiday storms, states of emergenc h?zermi batters the southeast. torrenal rain, oong, rful winds, 30 million on alert, all the way up cnecticut and just in time for labor day. soap crackdown, a bombshell from the fda, why it's banning anti-bacterial soap used by millions. >> clinton's fbi files. inside him clinton's fbi interview. what she didn't understand about handling classified material and how a concussion impacted her answers. and donald trump on the attack. outrage over a former stanford university swimmer now free after serving just three months for sexual assault. and exploding batteries. the dangerous flaw triggering an unprecedented recall
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smart phone maker. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nightly news with lester holt." >> good evening, i'm thomas roberts in for lester tonight. we begin with states of emergency and the havoc of hermine. after slamming florida as a category 1 hurricane, the deadly system now downgraded to a tropical storm could potentially ruin americans, with tropical storm watches and warnings in place along the eastern seaboard from georgia to connecticut, heavy rain, flash floods, dangerous winds, rip currents all expected to pose serious threats in the coming days. states under emergency order tonight include virginia, north carolina, georgia and florida. and in the panhandle where hermine made landfall, residents are cleaning up from
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our kerry sanders is in the storm zone. >> reporter: in the florida panhandle, destruction and heart ache in the wake of hermine. >> the dock is under water as well. >> reporter: where the eyewall with 80-mile-per-hour winds crossed through st. marks at 1:30 a.m. the weather channel's reynolds wolf there in the worst of it. >> unbelievable, look at this stuff. whoa. >> reporter: the storm surge of more than 9 feet coupled with more than 22 inches of rain, left homes and streets flooded. >> a little bit of a loss, but we're good. >> reporter: the first hurricane in more than a decade to make landfall in florida hammered the state's west coast, from tampa bay to tallahassee. >> whoa, we're going to lose something. >> reporter: more than a quarter million homes in florida lost power, at least one man killed when a tree limb fell on him. >> there's trees down, power lines are down, the most important
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don't touch a power line. >> reporter: tropical storm hermine moving north at 20 miles an hour. hitting georgia where dangerous winds damaged the roof of this middle school, and slamming the carolinas where tornado warnings have already been issued. >> we haven't had any flooding in the house, but the wind's kind of scary. >> reporter: millions now changing their holiday plans with tropical storm warnings and watches in effect as far north as connecticut. most airlines have issued change fee wavers for affected airports. on the jersey shore th pretty start to what could turn into an ugly labor day weekend. >> it's too rough for me. too rough for me. just here to grab a last beach day. >> reporter: dangerous rip currents already keeping many out of the water. this weather we're seeing here in north carolina, why some communities along the atlantic coast have already announced beach closures this weekend. thomas? >> our kerry sanders reporting from
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with us once again this evening to fill us in on where hermine is going next. what have you got? >> we have been talking about this things for 16 days now. we have tropical storm warnings and watches, 900 miles stretching from georgia all the way into new york right now. and we have tornado watches from the carolinas and we're going to watch this as the system pushes further to the east. it's currently located west/northwest of charleston, north carolina, 50-mile-per-hour winds, it's moving northeast at 20-mile-per-hour. it comes out into the ocean by sunday afternoon, it starts to intensify to 70-mile-per-hour winds, and look at this, monday it remains 75-mile-per-hour wind strength, that's hurricane strength. we have got storm
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and new england. rainfall amounts that will equal anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of rain for virginia and north carolina. less here in the northeast, but we're going to be talking about this for a long time to come with beach erosion. >> busy week, busy weekend to come. appreciate it. we turn now to a major announcement that could impact millions of american households. the fda banning more than a dozen common ingredients in anti-bacterial soap, saying there's no evidence that they actually stop the spread of germs. in fact as nbc's tom costello reports, they may pose even bigger health risks. >> reporter: affecting by today's fda ban, 2,100 products on the market. >> because it's so hyped an marketed, people think this is what you have to do. >> reporter: the concern, 19 chemical ingredients found in anti-bacterial products. >> there's little evidence or no evidence in some cases that adding these chemicals to plain soap and water does any better in preventing infection through spread of
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blank home in virginia, with two small kids, anti-bacterial soaps are always close at hand. >> i thought it was better than the alternative and it would make their hands cleaner and prevent germs and therefore i bought it. >> reporter: but researchers now believe anti-bacterial soaps could actually pose a risk. the fda is most concerned about those which contain chemicals that could spark drug bact bacteria. >> these drugs can be endocrine disrupters. which means they can mess with the hormones in your body and possibly cause thyroid problems. >> reporter: the american cleaning institute insists anti-bacterial soaps are safe and washing your hands with an anti-bacterial soap can reduce infection better than washing hands with non anti-bacterial soap and water. still many manufacturers are already phasing out the chemicals in question.
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day, you're just trying to keep your kids clean and healthy. >> reporter: it's back to basics, soap and water. the fda is not suggesting throw out your anti-bacterials, just don't buy any more. the rule of thumb say hygienists about washing your hands, 20 seconds with soap and water, that's enough time, they say, to hum "happy birthday" twice, and we're not talking about hand sanitizers, we're only talking about anti-bacterial. the fbi took an unusual step today releasing its notes from hillary clinton's lengthy recent interview with agents about how she handled her emails while secretary of state. the release is certain to fuel the controversy that has hounded clinton for a year and a half. we get more this evening from andrea mitchell. >> reporter: hillary clinton's knee 3 1/2 hour fbi interview
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about a subject she seems to resist. the fbi notes reveal that are things she actually didn't know about classified information. didn't recall being trained on how to handle it. relied on staff to use their judgment when emailing her, telling the fbi she didn't know the letter c on an email meant confidential, the lowest level of classific classification. donald trump pouncing. >> that's a lie, unless she's not an intelligent person. she's put you and me and everybody else in danger. >> reporter: the fbi has said her emails had classified information, but she said she doesn't recall receiving any emails that shouldn't be on an unclassified system. including information about future drone strikes. clinton says she does not remember being briefed on preserving her emails when she left office, but she
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concussion. the fbi was sharply critical. >> she was careless in her handling of highly classified information. >> reporter: when you can't find any evidence of intent to do wrong, there's no way to go forward with the case. >> reporter: the fbi says she acknowledges that her using a private email server was a mistake. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. as for donald trump, he was in washington reaching out to a group he really needs, african-american w at all. it was on the heels of several controversial comments that trump surrogates made regarding minorities. halle jackson has the details. >> reporter: in the city of brotherly love, donald trump finding some, surrounded by african-american supporters. afterwards, attendees, peppered by protesters. >> it was not a photo op, it was a good, solid meeting.
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detroit tomorrow with trump's first campaign visit to a black church. carefully choreographed with pre submitted questions from the pastor, the "new york times" publishing a leaked memo of trump's scripted comments targeted to an african-american audience. >> we're going to make things so good, we're going to help with crime and improve the schools. zblsh. >> reporter: some detroit voters saying that's problematic. >> we have always said we need some light us. >> reporter: it may be intended for another audience. >> it may be to prove to college educated white voters that he is able to relate better than he has to the african-american community. >> reporter: as he tries to win over more minorities, including hispanics, trump's getting help from supporters mike marco gutierrez, defending trump's immigration plan, but bizarrely -- >> my culture is a very dominant culture, it's imposing and it's causing problems. if you don't do something about it,
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corner. >> reporter: our recent nbc polling shows 14% support from latinos, about half of what mitt romney received is in 2012 and with african-americans, ?trump has just 1% of support. >> halle jackson in new york. the world's largest smart phone maker has announced a massive recall on millions of its top rated phones for a potentially very dangerous flaw. samsung says the batteries on the galaxy note 7 can explode and catch fire. it's already happened dozens of times. >> reporter: burning and melting. samsung issuing an unprecedented recall of millions of new galaxy note smart phones. 7smart pho smart phones. >> i wanted to post this and share what happened to my note 7. >> reporter: in this youtube video, ariel gonzalez says his two-week old phone went up in flames while i was charges. >> everyone rocking
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y'all. >> reporter: so far at least 345 devices have burned or exploded soon after charging. 2.5 million have been sold worldwide. the problem, the lithium ion battery. the company saying we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue, samsung immediately halting sales in ten countries. the explosions are the latest in a string of lithium i the recall is a major set back for samsung. the tech world has called the samsung note galaxy 7 one of the best phones out there. samsung's business starting to turn around after declining sales and the smart phone giant's sales starting to turn around after two years. >> if it takes a while for those phones to come back on the market, people might just buy a different phone. and that's going to have an affect, especially with apple coming online with it's own phone next month. >> reporter: if you
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there is new public outrage after a there is new public outrage after a former stanford university swimmer convicted of sexual assault was freed from jail. brock turner was freed after only serving three months of a six-month sentence that drew wide criticism when the judge first imposed it. we get the very latest this evening. >> reporter: with a hard push of the jailhouse door, former stanford swimmer brock turner was met by a crush of cameras. he spent only d assault. nbc news was given exclusive access to evidence in turner's case file, pictures show him with a torn shirt, hours after he was tackled by students who saw him on top of another student unconscious on stanford campus. a calm turner responding to questions from a detective, saying my intentions were not to try and rape a girl
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about the victim, the detective asked, if you saw her again, would you recognize her? turner response, probably not. turner faced up to 14 years in prison for felony sexual assault, but the judge sentenced turner to only six months in jail, which in california meant only three months for good behavior. today protesters took to the jailhouse steps outraged over what they call a lenient sentence, the crowd to be removed from the bench. his defenders saying judges should not be influenced by public opinion. >> not only is justice supposed to be blingd blichkd, it's supposed to be meeted out independently. >> reporter: in front of the county jail, an
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cary accidents caught on camera involving scid texas. truck hit a middle schooler who was in the crosswalk, and in the other, a teen was hit while crossing the street. both victims had just gotten off of their busses. now neither victim was seriously injured, both drivers were cited and police released the videos as a back to school warning for drivers out there to pay attention. now to the controversy growing around san francisco 49ers' quarterback colin kaepernick in his final preseason game he once again refused to stand for the national anthem in protest over racial injustice and police brutality. it provoked boos from
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reports, some other blares are now following his lead. ? and the rockets' red glare ? >> reporter: as the national anthem filled the stadium, colin kaepernick took a knee and got an earful. but this time he was joined by teammate eric reid. while in another player also refused to stand. kaepernick says he's protesting racial injustice and police brutality. >> we have a lot of issues in this country that we need to deal with. we have a lot of people that are oppressed. >> reporter: in san diego, kaepernick's protests came on salute to the military night, a stadium filled with veterans and their families. >> honestly, in my opinion, i think kaepernick is a fool. because we live in america, you should have respect. >> kaepernick who has
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he supports the military, that his protest is aimed at rogue cops. after a green beret and snapper natue boyer wrote an open letter to the army times, kaepernick and boyer were side by side in the game. >> the right to stand or to sit, as much as people may hate that, that is what that flag is supposed to represent. >> reporter: tonight kaepernick says he'll donate ali organizations working for racial equality. the presidential debate commission announced today the moderators for a series of debates leading up to the november election and our own lester holt is going to moderate the first debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. that is on september 26th. two additional presidential debates will be moderated by abc's martha raddatz, cnn's anderson cooper. and chris wallace of
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the sole vice presidential debate will be moderated by cbs' elaine quijano. when we come back, the sweetest story of the day, how one man is making a difference with kindness,
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always be you. governor hickenlooper tells us what he'd do if a president trump tried to deport people living in colorado illegally. see you for next at
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finally tonight, as we head into this last unofficial weekend of summer, we meet a man who's been making a big difference in the lives of kids in buffalo, new york. as rehema ellis discovered, while it begins with a cool treat, it's really about kindness and appreciation. >> reporter: on a hot day, this is the sound of a cool treat. >> this one. >> reporter: james is an ice cream man, pedalling around buffalo, charging just a dollar for anything you want. and for kids in neighborhoods where there's not much pocket change to spare, james gives the ice cream away for free. >> what's up guys? i really remember not having a dollar sometimes, it's not a good feeling. >> can i get the watermelon bomb pop? >> yes. >> reporter: but it's not exactly a good
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>> we had a problem and we had to find a solution. >> reporter: so working out of his garage, james went online to raise donationless. in just one month, he collected more than $34,000. >> we have had donations from all around the world. >> reporter: but the kids have to work too. what did you have to do to get the ice cream? >> i wrote a thank you note. >> reporter: so far more than 800 thank you cards have been signed by the kids and erica rogers buys ice cream for her two sons, donating her change to help even more kids in her neighborhood. >> not a lot of people like to come into the projects, you know? he's a good guy. >> reporter: for james, it's not just about the bottom line. >> you can see it in their face that it really made their day. and by making their day, it makes my day. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: and that's the sweetest treat of all. rehema ellis, buffalo, new york. >> treat indeed. that's going to do
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thomas roberts in for lester, for all of us at nbc news, have a great and safe holiday weekend, thank you for watching and good night. weekend. thank you for watching and good night. condition - after being shot today. we're expecting an update from the sheriff at 6:15. earlier this afternoon - the sheriff asked for prayers as the deputy was in surgery. the deputy was shot by a man who had been threatening to kill himself. that suspect was shot and killed at the end of a chase - near sierra elementary and parker adventist hospital. that's near parker and 470. no one else was injured.
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suspect that shot him was shot and killed on 470. no one else injured. we are expecting an update from douglas county sheriff tony spurlock at 6:15 and we will bring it to you. governor john hickenlooper doesn't think think donald trump is serious about deporting all of the illegal immigrants. >> it is hard to imagine. in many cases that we wouldn't have a voice. >> would you consider a lawsuit or something like that or would you like to explore that as an avenue if this was the path we went down in the country? you have a few. >> i think a, it is unlikely

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