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tonight, holiday storm warnings. millions still at risk as powerful winds and life threatening rip currents from hermine close beaches on much of the east coast. and the new hurricane threat forming tonight. close encounter, donald trump and hillary clinton's planes within yards of ground and kick off a unofficial homestretch of the campaign. . speaking out thparents of a toddler speaking out after their child was killed at disney world. speaking out on a day filled with emotion. president obama warns of a potential cyber arms race after a meeting with
allegations that russian hackers are trying to undermine the u.s. election. and so long summer, one last thrill ride on the world's fastest wooden roller coaster. "nightly news" begins next. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news with lester holt." >> good evening, i'm kate snow in for lester. for millions of americans up and down the east coast this holiday, wasn't quite what they hoped. dangerous rip currents and high winds from hermine closed down beaches and forced a lot of vacationers to leave the water on this labor day. it's the latest impact of a deadly storm that has lingered for days and the affect on businesses that rely on summer tourist dollars is still being tallied. gabe gutierrez is on new york's long island. >> reporter: tonight the stubborn storm is stalling off the northeast coast. hermine now a post tropical cyclone that
and rip currents. >> the wind's coming from the north and when you're out on the beach, it's hard to keep your head up and look. #. >> reporter: though hermine is 200 miles offshore, but a tropical storm warning is still under effect. >> i had taken the 9:30 ferry over and it was cancelled. >> reporter: after hermine made landfall in florida on friday, it's been blamed for two deaths, hundreds of thousands of people are left without power. on its way to birmingham, the kcruise ship anthem of the seas rocked by hermine's waves. >> i ate in the restaurant, dishes going all over the place, it was pretty exciting. 6 >> reporter: the choppy water kept people out of the water. >> when they start giving out the warnings, but montock people are different, they go out anyway. >> reporter: in ocean
financial hit already stinging, several cancellations at this hotel on this last summer holiday weekend. >> this is our last hurrah, so to speak s this is our last big weekend to really make lasting memories. >> reporter: in new jersey nrmg some business owners in seaside heights say their business was slashed in half. >> there was lots of people on the boardwalk, but people were on stand by, people going back to their homes and staying in town, and it hurt business a whole lot. might be the best view of hermine's strength off the coast of long island. treacherous rip currents are expected along with beach erosion in the next few days. >> meteorologist dylan dreyer is joining us with more on where this stubborn storm is going next and the new hurricane that's out there now. dylan? >> we'll talk about that one in just a second, but let's start with hermine, which has been producing some heavier bands of rain across
right now of 70 miles an hour. and it is still moving to the west/northwest. it will take a turn to the northeast tomorrow. then weaken as it passes very close to nantucket wednesday into thursday. we are looking at sustained winds across eastern long island and nantucket up around 40 miles an hour. tomorrow sustained winds around 30 miles an hour with even higher gusts, that will lead to more coastal flooding around high tide and beach erosion and those dangerous rip currents. out in the pacific, we have hurricane newton making landfall along baja california tomorrow. could produce some flash flooding tuesday into wednesday across the western united states. to presidential politics now, neither candidate took today off with labor day marking the unofficial homestretch of the race, as donald trump and hillary clinton blitzed the battle ground of ohio today, their planes were parked just across from each other on the
evening, kate. hillary clinton flying with her traveling press corps for the first time since she ran for the white house eight years ago, and answering questions about the russian hacking, the e-mail controversy that's been shadowing her for months and her meeting with the fbi. tonight hillary clinton finally boarding an official campaign plane and coming face to face with reporters. >> i'm so happy to have all of you with me. i was just waiting for this moment. >> reporter: on the pl national security officials raised concerns about cyber attacks and possible interference with u.s. elections. >> when putin was asked about it, he could barely muster the energy to deny it. >> reporter: she was also asked about her e-mails and the fbi. does that to critics indicate a casual attitude towards classification and towards the way secrets were kept and protected when you were secretary of state? >> i take classifications seriously, the fact that i couldn't remember certain
affect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified materials. >> reporter: clinton kicking off labor day in the final stretch of the campaign, with a rally in battle ground ohio and a near encounter with donald trump on the tarmac, their campaign planes parked only 100 yards apart. her top surrogates all out today. >> for so many us like we're not their equal, i'm sick of it. i have had it up to here. >> reporter: bill clinton at a labor day parade in detroit. and for the first time in a solo rally for clinton, former rival bernie sanders in new hampshire, a critical state. >> on every issue, hillary clinton is the superior candidate. hands down. >> reporter: after ohio on to illinois to
battleground. clinton says she's more than ready for the mad dash to the finish line. >> reporter: i'm katie tur, two months left and both candidates are trying to one up the other, today their battleground was battle ground ohio. on board his private 757 in response to clinton's new jet parked beside his, trump honored a long standing media request to fly with him. but while his democratic rival has vowed to travel full-time with ticket was just a one way affair. on the ground, trump grazed through the buckeye state, both at a state fair outside of youngston and with union workers in cleveland, where he put on a good face. citing a favorable online poll. >> i was just handed this. the polls just out, ohio, trump is leading 46-43.
trump is still trailing. >> the whole primary season identifies him as somebody who is vulgar and crude and really doesn't stand for anything and that's a pretty terrible indictment of a major party presidential nominee. >> reporter: now he's facing renewed questions about the trump foundation. last week "the washington post" reported the foundation was fined by the irs for violating tax law for a $25,000 donation for a campaign group tied to general pam bondy. the money came as bondy's office investigated an allegation into donald trump university. though never opened one. >> she's a fine person, never spoke to her about anything, never. >> reporter: the trump foundation told us the donation was the result of a series of mistakes and that donald trump has reimbursed the foundation the full $25,000. next up for donald trump, north carolina where he's currently down four points. kate? >> katie tur, thanks so much. a programming note, this wednesday, nbc news along with iraq
clinton and donald trump back to back for a live prime time forum focused exclusively on issues the next president will have to confront as commander in chief. that is wednesday, 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here on nbc and msnbc. turning overseas now where president obama held what could be his last ever meeting with his russian counterpart, vladimir putin, during a tense face to face on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in china, the two clashed over the issues of syria d nbc's ron allen is in laos with more. >> reporter: for 90 intense minutes two of the world's most powerful men face to face for perhaps the last time. president obama his time in office ticking down, and president putin, on the line a measure of peace and relief for the horror that is syria. >> typically our meetings are candid, blunt and business like, and this one was no different. >> reporter: over the years, the two unable to hide their
syrian regime, america of massacre.dictator >> given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation. >> reporter: but putin emerged predicting a deal to halt the fighting could come in the next few days. u.s. officials say there's not even a date set for talks to continue. president obama also confronted putin about cyber hacking u.s. websites and called for clear rules for all nations to follow. >> what we cannot do is have a situation in which suddenly this becomes the wild, wild west. >> reporter: mr. putin left for moscow, mr. obama moved on to his last stop in asia, laos. here he becomes the first u.s. president to visit this nation america bombed so heavily during the vietnam war. president obama confronting a difficult chapter of america's past. unclear how he will try to end the present nightmare he faces every day in syria and whether he'll ever meet one of his
story that shocked the country this summer. it's been three months since that horror at the disney world resort in florida where a toddler was killed by an alligator. for the first time the victim's parents have publicly broken their silence to thank the community that supported them and to honor their son on what would have been his birthday. our kerry sanders has more. >> reporter: lane graves would have been 3 years old on saturday. >> happy birthday, hearts today and every second of every other day. >> reporter: in his hometown, elk horn, nebraska, people gathered to celebrate his life, eating his favorite treat, m&m cookies and forming a heart for his parents and big sister ella. >> when we were apart, you would tell us i missed you as we came in the door, you would always come running to give us a big hug and kiss. we miss you buddy, and we miss those hugs and
at disney's grand floridian hotel, when a 7-foot alligator grabbed him. there was no fence but today there is a protective barrier and signs warning of the danger. >> i often speak of how lucky we were to have spent two years nine months and 11 days as a complete family. my we would tell you those were the happiest days of her life. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: the families received the world, inspiring them to start the lane graves foundation. it will support families who have lost a child suddenly and promote awareness of organ donation. >> lane and ella used to say to their mommy and daddy that they loved them up to the sky and down to the grass. lane, ella, we love you up to heaven and down to the grass. happy birthday, buddy. we miss you. >> kerry sanders, nbc
>> our thoughts with that family. still ahead tonight, battling an american epidemic, two brothers who struck such a cord with our viewers. we followed them from the depths of addiction to now a promising new chapter of life. the morning ritual around here. people rely on that first cup and i wouldn't want to mess with that. but when (my) back pain got bad, i couldn't sleep. i had trouble getting there on time.
addiction, but tonight we want to take a moment to tell you a positive story, to revisit a family i first met more than two years ago who now have a powerful message of recovery. >> i have two needles for each kid. >> reporter: we first met denise two years ago, her sons ban and ryan were both living in their childhood bedrooms, both heaven addicts. denise kept narcan on her dresser. on the day we were filming, ryan showed up to one of our interviews high on heroin. you been using? >> no, i didn't use heroin. >> reporter: just drinking? >> i did take a xanax too. >> reporter: his mother knew the truth. are you more worried about him than you were this morning? >> yes. >> reporter: ryan, you
>> reporter: how are you doing? this is what 15 months of sobriety looks like, ryan is living with roommates at faith farm ministries an addiction recovery farm in ft. lauderdale, florida. do you feel good? >> i do feel good. >> reporter: ryan is a straight a student studying computer net working he knows his addiction could have killed him. >> god? dumb luck maybe? >> two years ago, dennis took this family photo thinking it would be their last. >> i just didn't think they would live. for ten years i thought they would be dead every day. now i wake up going, yep, they're alive today. >> reporter: ben took a different road to recovery, through court ordered treatment after going to jail for five months. now he's living with his dad working in construction. >> i had to change everything, all the places i went to and all the things i did
are doing good. the family wants people to know the disease of addiction can be overcome. >> there's a life outside of drugs, it's actually a lot better. it may seem like it's going to be miserable and tedious, but it's not, it's great. >> reporter: it's still day by day, but for the first time in years, denise has hope. >> i can actually brag about them now, it's a wonderful feeling. >> denise tells us ryan is on track to graduate from technical school about a month from now at the top of his class. when we come back, cyber spy games, richard engel on the trail of russian hackers suspected of breaking into computers from the white house to the state department. 22 pages lo. did you everyd? no, only lawyers do that. so when you got rear-ended and needed a tow, your insurance company told you to look at page five on your policy. did it say "great news. you're covered!" on page five? no. it said, "blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah..." the liberty mutual app with coverage compass?
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>> reporter: even if hillary clinton took to the stage of the democratic convention, party officials were scrambling with a major security breach, they had been hacked. investigators now say it was a cyber attack, launched from russia. who are these hackers? >> basically they are coming from the russia underground. >> reporter: former hacker is now a leading expert on the russian hackers. they do services for the russian state and protection? >> yes. >> reporter: the attack on the democratic party's computers was not the first time russian hackers have hacked their way into other counties. last year, one of them hacked its way into
germany's parliament penetrating the very heart of the german political system. in germany cyber crimes are investigated by the equivalent of our nsa, andreas conan oversees its work. >> what you see here on this typical kind of attack, those are the ones with the origins there. and you see they are clear cut. >> reporter: there meaning russia? >> there meaning russia. >> reporter: and right there is the direct link between the german parliament hack and the dnc break in. does that mean that the russian government is attacking germany, attacking the united at account. >> reporter: experts believe the same russian hackers are the ones who recently penetrated the unclassified computers of the white house, state department and the office of the chairman of the joint chiefs. why are we seeing so much activity from russia now? >> i think this is because russia has discovered the power we have. >> reporter: so russia is doing it because it learned it can? >> yes. >> reporter: russia has denied any involvement in the attacks on the u.s. and president putin called the accusations an attempt to distract the public's
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finally tonight, one last bit of summer fun as the season unofficially comes to a close, we sent our kevin tibbles to dollywood to brave what is billed as the world's fastest wooden roller coaster, as kevin found, it's a real scream. >> reporter: there's just something nostalgic about those old wooden roller coasters. the cyclone at coney island has been providing thrilld years. these days, everything old is new again. except way faster. it's called the lightning rod. and the fearless are lining up at dolly parton's dollywood in tennessee. >> i'm ready. let's do it. >> i got to see this. >> it looks really fun and i brought an extra pair of pants. >> reporter: maybe i should have thought of
? what a way to make a living ? >> reporter: after climbing a mere 20 stories, it then plummets, top speed 73 miles an hour. more twists and turns than a bucking bronc, more horsepower too. and something about 20 seconds of air time. what does that mean? >> you're pulling negative technically you're coming off the seat and you're floating to some degree. >> reporter: oh, my. lightning rod lasts just under two minutes, which for some is just under two minutes too long. but for others -- >> my heart rate was beating so fast. >> nonstop thrills. >> reporter: if that makes sense, it's the ride for you, yes the wooden roller coaster ain't getting older, it's just getting wilder, can't you tell? kevin tibbles, nbc
>> sign me up, i'm totally in. that will do it for us on this monday night, lay day, i'm kate snow, for all of us at nbc news, thanks so much for watching, and i'll see you tomorrow. good night. colorado is faced with a a question this labor day about the value of a a day at work. for those among us who earn the least, november's ballot coming to your mail box in a month and change includes a proposed change to the minimum wage. raising it $8.31, higher than federal wage, to $12 by 2020. businesses are opposed and
>> when people are trying to harvest peaches or, you know, any of the agrucultural harvests, they are on a in the edge of profitability. an awful lot of farmers in colorado will have a good plentiful crop and price will be so low they will not be able to break even. >> you think $12 makes sense, maybe metro-- >> it was kind of presented is a possible compromise that for whatever reason when this was g that. also the tip credit, in most restaurants, not fast food places, but restaurantwise waiters and wait-- restaurants with waiters, the highest paid, sometimes higher than managers is tips. they get tips, instead of allowing the tip cred toot grow the way it-- credit to grow the way it has, saying the tip credit will stay as it is. i haven't made up my mind on it