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everybody's getting ready. we're getting ready. >> make sure that your families are safe. we can start the rebuilding process once again after there storm passes. >> hunkering down. the caribbean prepares for yet another hurricane as irma strengthens with her sights fixed on already devastated islands. >> terror manhunt. new video could help in the search for the man believed to be at the center of friday's bombing in london. >> overnight violence is, demonstrations roil st. louis after an exofficer's acquittal. >> plus a worker's frightening fall you have to see. >> jennifer lawrence reaches a box office low. >> look who had to crash the party.
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"early today" starts right now. good to be with you. i'm frances rivera. >> i'm phillip mena. florida is working to recover from irma. the state's governor toured one hard hit area where piles of debris still line roads and block the entrances to resident's homes. meanwhile, the national guard and an urban search and rescue team are conducting rescue operations in the florida keys. but as the clean-up continues, two new hurricane threats are emerging. nbc's morgan radford has more. >> reporter: in puerto rico, residents are gearing up for another big hit. >> everybody's getting ready. we're getting ready. >> reporter: stocking up on water and wood just one week after hurricane irma demolished parts of the caribbean and tore through florida. now two more hurricanes have formed packing a one-two punch. >> going to be a big deal for puerto rico. >> reporter: just off the carolina shore, hurricane jose is whipping 90-mile-per-hour winds, creating dangerous
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currents as it barrels up the east coast. on its heels, hurricane maria strengthening as it heads for barbu barbuda, st. martin and the virgin islands trying to pick up the pieces of the category 5 they faced just days ago. how critical is it for those places already hit by hurricane irma. >> they have the anguish and burden of trying to pick up and now bearing down with maria. there's so much in front of them right now and still the season has ten weeks to go. >> reporter: in puerto rico, the governor warning this hurricane could be even worse. >> make sure that your families are safe. we can start the rebuilding process once again after this storm passes. >> reporter: while neighbors wait anxiously and get ready for round two. >> buying plywood to lock up doors and windows. >> this morning, the uk is waking up with a lower terror threat dropped from critical to severe after a second arrest was made in friday's subway bombing
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in london. security will be stepped up as commuters get back to work today as possible images of the suspect have surfaced obtained by our broadcast partner itv. claudio lavanga is in london for us. what more do we know about the recent arrest? >> reporter: good morning. after a weekend of intense police activity, this investigation seems to be drawing to an end. two young men arrested are still being questioned by the police but the fact that the authorities lowered the terror threat level as you mentioned means they are confident that they have those in custody. more details slowly emerging on their movements prior to the attack. you mentioned that video footage many obtained by our broadcast partner itn shows a man carrying what looks like a grocery bag with a bucket bomb in it. the man is believed to have walked out of a house that belongs to ronald and penelope jones, a well respected elderly couple who offered foster care
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to hundreds of children in the past including refugees. they received an award given by the queen in person to individuals for outstanding service to the community. the coup is not a suspect and police have not confirmed whether either or both of the young men arrested were cared for by them. on saturday they carried out a search of their house. londoners in the meantime have returned to a normal life with the city bustling as every other monday. >> claudio, thank you. police arrested dozens of demonstrators in st. louis in the third straight night of protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the shooting death of a black man. officials say businesses and public property were vandalized but hours earlier, the scene was completely different. nbc's dan sheneman reports. >> reporter: another night of vandalism in st. louis. demonstrators margined through the city, some debris could be seen in the street.
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police say windows were broken. this in stark contrast to the protests earlier in the day. demonstrators marched through the city and staged a die-in. the demonstrations began friday after a former police officer, jason stockley, was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of lamar smith. saturday began with a peaceful demonstration but the protests turned violent. tom two dozen businesses and a popular shopping shopping district were vandalized. >> we have no patience for violence now. we have no patience for vandalism. and that's why you saw the minute that people engaged in vandalism, our law enforcement officers were on it. >> reporter: many of the demonstrators were saddened by the violence. >> university city is better than this. we are known for our tolerance of all people, all creeds, all colors, all religions. this ridiculous. >> reporter: unrest has hit the area's economy. u2 and ed sheeran concerts were cancelled. sunday, businesses targeted got some help.
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volunteers including some who were protesting just hours earlier arrived with brooms and paint brushes to clean up. dan sheneman, nbc news. >> this morning, president trump wakes up back at home at trump tower as he prepares for one of his most critical moments on the world stage. speaking before the united nations general assembly for the very first time after blasting the organization again and again both on the campaign trail and as president. saying the u.n. wasn't a friend of democracy at one point and at another claiming it was just a club for people to get together and talk. but now as commander in chief, the president may have to sing a different tune as he looks for a solution on an ever hostile north korea while mocking the rogue nation's leader with a new name. rocket man. but as the president looks to make headway on foreign policy, its questions on the domestic front particularly regarding revelations involving are the russia investigation that could dog him. tracie potts in washington has
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more on this. >> reporter: another person in the president's inner circle coming to capitol hill. michael cohen, the president's long-term attorney and business adviser confirming he is going to be speaking with the senate intelligence committee. at this point, we believe it is a closed staff interview but it certainly illustrates the fact they're ramping up the investigation here. this is happening as president trump prepares to go before the united nations. he has meetings today including with israel's prime minister and then tomorrow a major speech before the u.n. an organization that he has called in the past weak and incompetent saying they are not a friend of democracy. also complaining that the united states is paying a big chunk of their finances and not getting its money's worth in return. here is the secretary of state talking about the message president trump will deliver tomorrow. >> the message he's going to deliver in that speech is first he's going to promote and advocate for the strength of
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democratic values. then he's going to be making the case that those values are under attack. >> reporter: the big issue here of course, is north korea, what to doing about north korea. u.n. sanctions so far don't appear to be working even though our u.n. ambassador and others in the trump administration say they need time, that they have set things up to cut off about 90% of north korea's trade, but we continue to see those missile tests and here on capitol hill, some are saying that the u.s. needs to focus at this point on missile defense. that military option unpopular and still said to be a last resort. >> big week ahead. tracie potts for us, thank you very much. >> another start of the week. another hurricane to talk about. bill karins is here. two more. one that could be a threat. >> jose is like an offshore nor'easter storm with rain, not snow. maria is a catastrophic type storm. we'll start with jose. this is closest to the east coast. maria still about two days away
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from puerto rico. the cloud shield doesn't look impressive. looking more like a nor'easter type storm. weakening and expected to continue to weaken. most of the effects will be on cape cod, long island, the possibility of power outages. you notice the little look at the end. it will be weakening as that does that. a glancing blow, concern that the beaches yes, rip currents yes. and again, if you have any boating interests, that's where the problems are. this is a much more serious threat. already up to 90-mile-per-hour winds, dominica and martinique the first islands hit. up to a category 4. that center line is still over the top of puerto rico which would be a devastating blow and one of the worst storms in the country's history if this happens. it's going to hit somewhere on
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churning toward the coast, hurricane jose brings dangerous conditions to our shores as it gets closer to the u.s. we're tracking the latest from the storm. going on strike. no classes for thousands of local students today as teachers walk off the job. what they're demanding from the district. and down to the wire. the eagles fall to the chiefs in their second game this season. how the coach and players are reacting to the loss. good morning, welcome to welcome. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. we're watching the storm inching closer to the east coast. it is already bringing dangerous conditions to the jersey shore
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as well as delaware beaches. that's caused us to issue a first alert for those areas beginning tonight. we'll get to meteorologist bill henley for the latest on the track. >> jose is still a long way from us, and it's going to stay off shore. it's a big storm system. the hurricane-force winds will stay off shore. tomorrow we'll see potentially some tropical storm-force winds along the shore. the heaviest storms are near the center of the storm. but even far from the center, we're starting to see clouds. we'll see the clouds moving in with a few showers during the day. right now, most of the area is dry. and warm to start with. later today, we'll start to see those clouds pick up, and winds, too, for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. later today and through thursday morning. the worst of this looks like set for tomorrow. especially tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. high surf rip current risks, strong, gusty winds, minor coastal flooding, and beach erosion is what we'll be watching for. this morning, keep an eye out
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for fog. you see it in the lehigh valley. 64 degrees with thick fog there. 68 degrees in new jersey. a few sprinkles, misty, 69 in philadelphia. the temperatures will warm into the 70s to near 80 degrees this afternoon. if you're looking for showers, a better chance you'll find them late in the day than this morning. i'll break it down hour by hour and show you what to expect in your neighborhood when i come back in a few minutes. first jessica boyington with first alert traffic. >> thank you, route 73 near our cameras at 295. so far, so good. no big problems or delays now either direction on 73 north and south. a good drive. the p.a. turnpike looks good, too. we can see here on the drive times everything's into the green. 22 minutes at the most on the westbound side from route 1 to valley forge. speeds still into the mid 60s. we'll end with mass transit. everything on or close to schedule so far for septa, pat co-amtrak, and new jersey transit. >> thank you. right now, as bill henley was telling us, the impacts of hurricane jose are b


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