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it is monday, august 31st. right now on "first look," erika caused havoc in the caribbean. now the southeastern u.s. prepares for a soaking. bernie sanders and donald trump surge in new iowa polls as hillary clinton support drops. hundreds turn out to march in support of a gunned down texas lawman. plus eye-popping moments at mtv music video awards especially a major name announcing running for president in 2020. passing of a true legend of horror. and passing of summer. "first look" starts right now. good morning, everybody.
tropical storm erika may be gone but areas of florida are braciig for heavy rain. this, as haiti is recovering after erika brought heavy rains to that area. some residents could be seen trying to save possessions from flooded homes. looks like hawaii dodge aid bullet as hurricane ignacio move add way from a direct hit. forecasters say it may be a tropical storm by tuesday. over the weekend, nasa satellite imaginary caught this rare sight. catch th check this out, three hurricanes in the pacific ocean with ignacio being right there. tracie potts is live for us in washington. the white house says no more mt. mckinley. what's the new one? >> exactly. the mountain is still there,
obviously, todd. it's going back to the old name, denali, sacred name for alaska natives. they've been pushing for 40 years to have the name changed back to denali. an explorer came back from that mountain, heard that mckinley became nominated for president and renamed the mountain mckinley. but he never visited the mountain and never even visited alaska. now the obama administration decided the name should, in fact, go back. it's been a big controversy, which is possibly why it took 40 years. congress didn't approve this. senator rob portman from ohio, mckinley's home state says it's disappointing. he hopes they can find some other way to nominate -- or honor our 25th president in denali national park there in alaska. the president will be there today to make the official announcement.
they officially signed off on it last friday. >> tracie potts for us live in washington. thank you. a final 2016 match-up of jeb bush and hillary clinton seemed inevitable. this morning both of them could be in trouble. the campaign says they were let go because they were no longer needed. politico reports it was over internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of bush's candidacy. his dad, former president george h.w. bush did his part yesterday asking voters for donations in an e-mail saying, quote, he needs your help now. a new poll delivers a major hit to bush's foe, hillary clinton. thaul lends to the success of nontraditional candidates. kristen welker reports. >> reporter: donald trump surges. >> our country is in big trouble. >> reporter: hillary clinton is struggling. secretary clinton is out raising money as a new iowa poll
catapults vermont senator bernie sanders within striking distance, seven points behind clinton, her support plummeting 20 points since the last poll was conducted. sanders also weighed in. >> this is not anti-hillary clinton. this is pro bernie sanders and pro a message that says enough is enough. this country and our government belong to all of us not just a handful of wealthy people. >> reporter: democrats say the e-mail issue is not important, republicans are latching on to the controversy. >> it seems to be one scandal after another. >> reporter: wild card for democrats, vice president joe biden, who made a surprise appearance at a democratic event saturday. he hasn't even announced but comes in third place with 14% in iowa. meanwhile, donald trump's lead spiked to 23% in iowa. this weekend trump courting voters in nashville.
>> i don't want it to be about me. this is about common sense. it's about doing the right thing. >> reporter: another gop surprise? neurosurgeon ben carron is a close second to trump at 18%, ahead of ted cruz, scott walker and jeb bush. carson has been much less visible on the stump and tv circuit than donald trump. like trump, he is also seen as nontraditional and a washington outsider. >> i will never go and lick the boots of rich people and special interest groups. >> reporter: and, analysts say, the sanders, trump and carson bumps show voters want a nonestablishment candidate. >> whether it's democrats or republicans, they're tired of politicians. they distrust politicians. they're looking for somebody who is authentic, genuine, will tell you the truth even if you don't like it. >> that is nbc's kristen welker reporting. a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in texas will be in court this
morning. shannon miles is accused of shooting deputy goforth. it's been described as an unprovoked execution-style killing. hundreds gathered in the streets of houston to honor the slain deputy. crowds gathered outside a church and marched a mile and a half to where goforth was killed. he was a ten-year veteran of the sheriff's office. two journalists gunned down on live television last week. 24-year-old reporter alison parker and 27-year-old cameraman adam ward killed by a former colleague. wdbj general manager jeff marks spoke about their good sense of humor and positivity. >> i want to play softball with adam again. and i want to see alison dance. and i will in the wonderful memories they gave me, they gave us. >> adam ward's funeral will take place tuesday. alison parker's obituary says a
celebration of her life will happen at a later date. wes craven has died. he was probably best known for creating the character fred dy crougar. actress courtney cox, who starred in the "scream" films said today the world lost a great man. my friend, wes craven. dead at the age of 76. switching gears now, amas, taylor swift and nikki minaj opened the show together, putting their twitter spat behind them. a new feud may be brewing between minaj and miley cyrus. she was described as not too kind. when minaj won best hip hop video she went a bit off script.
>> and now back to this [ bleep ] that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. miley, what's good? >> uh-oh. had to bleep her. cyrus cooled things down and even tried to outdo ellen's famous selfie. the single what do you mean? clearly meant a lot to bieber. even tears at the end. other big winners included bruno mars for best video. "uptown funk," of course, was the song there. fallout boy for "uma thurman." >> and the winner is, as if you didn't know, taylor swift. >> kanye west received michael
jackson video vanguard award and you may call his acceptance speech a campaign speech of sorts. check out how he ended it. >> and yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> i think the people extremely excited for a kanye west presidency. i think, of course. cnbc's landen dowdy joins us on a monday. >> hey, how did you know? traders reacting to a drop in chi china's markets with today with shanghai sliding 3%. investors will be looking forward to friday. netflix is out. hulu is in. "hunger games" and "transformers" will move to hulu after netflix decides not to
renew its deal with the cable channel. apple will cost more. it will cost $149 or $199 more than double the price of the current version including siri and an app store. >> and fingers crossed for a less exciting week in wall street. >> you said it. to lewisburg, pennsylvania, taking on tokyo in the championship. rips one to right field. that's a grand slam, folks. couple of batters later, jaden hinlein with a homer. pennsylvania leads 2-0. game over. they're going to win the world series, right? unfortunately for us, wrong. five home runs to beat pennsylvania 18-11. it's the tenth title for japan,
the fourth in the last six years. congrats to our representatives there, in the little world series. cardinals taking on the raiders. second quarter. carson palmer drops back. picked off by nate allen. that would lead to a raiders field goal. they had five of them in the first half. raiders up 15-3 when dark cerek throws an interception. 81 yards for the score. cards win this one 40-23. it's preseason. they don't matter till a week from thursday. >> fedex cup playoffs in edison, new jersey. this is harmon on 13. bounces. rolls right in. that's a second hole in one. it's only the third time that a golfer has made two holes in one on a single round. chicago cubs pitcher jake arietta unhittable. get this, second time in ten
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welcome back to "first look." amazing sight over the central and eastern pacific as we went through the weekend. four major hurricanes. all were cat 4 on saturday. the one we're most concerned with, ignacio, thats with a threat to hawaii over the weekend. this was 150-mile-per-hour almost a cat 5 now jimena. we're watching these storms. huge heat engines over the central pacific. hawaii is going to be spared. tropical storm watches have been dropped. thankfully, ignacio took a
little more turn to the north. just wave there is for north shores in hawaii. the forecast does weaken it to a tropical storm by tuesday. no land areas threatened by these three huge storms. still rain in the forecast today. drenched in numerous spots in florida. isolated spots two to three inches. the biggest story is the heat. we're mid 90s middle of the country, todd, all the way to the east. it is going to feel like the middle of summer for the rest of this week. a lot of kids going back to school and getting ready. >> it's going to be sweatny those classroom. >> it will be. >> bill, thanks. a hiker missing for nine days in a did he say late rocky section of the sierra nevada national forest was found alive. helicopters, horse and even a drone were used to locate 60-year-old miyuki horowood. she is now recovering from surgery on her injured leg.
fans in atlanta watched in horror as a fan fell. he was rushed to pt hospital where he later died. police are still investigating. in honor of murray there was a 30-second moment of silence during sunday's braves/yankees game. prime minister dimitri medvedev. the pair working out in opposite coordinated outfits. they also barbecued and shared some tea. heartpounding encounter with an eight to ten-foot hammerhead shark under their boats. lifeguards closed beaches there on saturday. after a second hammerhead sighting on sunday, shark advisory was extended until the end of the day yet. 54-year-old woman got the scare of her life when a shark took a hunl bite out of her
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senator jeff merkley, 31 backers in the senate, just shy needed to veto a resolution. new hampshire senator jane shaheen expected to publicly back the candidate this coming weekend. governor chris christie is defending controversial remarks he made over the weekend about tracking foreign visitors the same way fedex tracks packages. >> we can do it and we should bring in the folks from fedex to bring the technology to do that and i don't mean people are packages will so let's not be with it. >> he's going to get get rid of gangs so fast, quote, your head will spin. police need to be able to protect people in places like ferguson and baltimore f. you're a fan of his, consider this, make america great again kaek. that's not just a hat but a kak, too, like one at an event in massachusetts this weekend. finally funny or die, why
america is under attack at the hands of anchor babies. >> they don't even speak english. they rely on handouts to survive. they're notoriously lazy, taking four or five naps per day. they create noise pollution with their shrieks and rattles. anchor babies contribute nothing to this country. why do we let them stay? it's time we put them where they belong, a deportation in north texas. >> joined now by msnbc reporter jane timm. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> we all laughed when kanye west was running in 2020 but we also laughed athe donald trump a while ago. he is now at 23%, leading the gop. how long before we start saying there's nothing that can ask him
negatively? >> i think we're there. every political reporter ever who said haha, very funny, let's look at the other candidates. donald trump is a real candidate now. we're seeing a real appetite for something not political. outsiders are dominating the polls. carly fiorina is shooting up in the polls, dr. ben carson, a neurosurgeon. people who have no political experience is what people want right now. >> looking ahead, we have a long time ago. a trump/carson ticket. >> we saw trump speaking very positively of carson the a press conference which you don't often hear donald trump compliment other people. >> to the dems now, bernie sanders coming out this weekend saying look, it's me. it's not hillary. i'm the one. my campaign is moving strong. it's not that hillary's is not doing well. is that true? >> i think it's interesting. it's not people who dislike hillary who are going for sanders. we saw in a poll this weekend just 2% of sanders reporters
don't like hillary, which is what i thought we would see with people who want an outsider but he has that undercurrent of an outsider. he doesn't use a super pac. he says a systemic overhaul of politics as usual. even though he has been in the senate all these year, he seems different, not like politics as usual and hillary seems like politics as usual at her core. >> 15 seconds we are have left, jeb bush, is he in trouble? dad asking for help, three fund-raisers leave. >> i didn't think anyone thought this campaign would be this luke warm at this phase. >> jane timm, thank you. >> prince harry gets up close with the king of the jungle. plus those loveable minions. it took serena williams years to master the two handed backhand.
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welcoming the masses "burning man," week-long arts festival in the nevada desert. it becomes the state's sixth largest city. and uk's "daily mail" harry the lion heart. prince harry in africa, local wildlife conversation, monitoring a lion's heart as vets carry out tests. over the weekend he admits he's a bad uncle for missing the -- is there minion mania in the
karins household? >> it's funny, innocent and for everyone. it's just amazing t wasn't meant to be the minions, right? >> it's also an nbc universal production. first look at msnbc. "way too early" starts right now. it ain't about me. it's about ideas, bro. new ideas. people with ideas. people who believe in truth. and, yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> mtv puts on an awards show from kanye's epic rant to host miley cyrus for out ranls costume changes.
new iowa poll puts bernie sanders within striking distance. will 2016 be the year of the outside candidates? plus -- >> popcorn with movie. >> i'm getting ready to watch a video. >> really? what? >> just some scary movie. >> do you like scary movies? >> uh-huh. >> what's your favorite scary movie? >> i don't know. >> you have to have a favorite. what comes to mind? >> we'll look back on some very scary movies as we remember the life of iconic horror movie master mind wes craven. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west and this is "way too early."