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good good morning. breaking overnight. danger on the horizon. nate strengthens into a hurricane as it races toward the gulf coast. it's already killed at least 25 people in central america. 18 million people from louisiana to louisiana are under some sort of watch or warning, with landfall about 12 hours away. a storm surge of up to eight feet is possible. we're tracking it live, and we're live on the scene. on his own. investigators tell nbc news they believe the las vegas gunman was the only one pulling the trigger that horrible night. >> he was the only shooter, i'm very confident of that. >> reporter: investigators chasing more than 1,000 leads,
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hospital, and thousands turn out to honor the 58 lives lost. ♪ amazing grace tragic accident. two soldiers killed, others hurt as a training exercise went horribly wrong on an army base in south carolina. all that plus, harvey weinstein takes a leave of absence over sexual assault allegations. skooteve scalise heads back the diamond to throw out the first witch at the nationals/cubs game. and cleveland rocks. >> in to score is jenson. >> the indians pulling off a comeback for the ages to beat the yankees in an epic 13-inning playoff game. the tribe, one game from moving on to the next round. ♪ cleveland rocks >> today, saturday, october 7th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live
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studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thanks for joining on this saturday morning. i'm craig melvin. kristen welker in for sheinelle jones. >> good to see you. >> there are lots of partying in cleveland. >> people holding their breath in new york. >> playoffs in full swing. top story, hurricane nate, set to hit the gulf coast. dave price is in for dylan. what are relookwe looking at he? >> it is different in intensity, speed and structure, but it is a category i storm right now, working its way through the central gulf. it is a screamer, as we say. this is a very fast-moving storm. a category i at this hour. 345 miles south of the mississippi delta. winds sustained at 80 miles per hour with higher gusts. as we mentioned, it is moving to the north/northwest at 22 miles
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still intensifying with water temperatures 86 to 89 degrees. projected to wind up making landfall late tonight into early sunday morning with wind speeds up to 90 miles per hour. right around the area, surrou surrounding biloxi. then it picks up speed, breaks up but brings heavy rains at the beginning of the work week to the 95 corridor, from washington to philadelphia to new york. as far as impacts go, 18 million people may be affected by this storm, with heavy rains and flash flooding. hurricane form winds, of course. storm surge and rough surf. you can see, we have tropical storm watches approaching the atlanta area. that's what shows you the breadth of this storm. storm surge warnings from louisiana, mississippi, alabama coast line all the way to florida. we could see a storm surge of up to nine feet. we still have hours to go for potential intensification of this storm. we'll continue to
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send it back to you. >> all right, dave, thank you. hard to believe we are tracking yet another hurricane. people who live along the gulf coast are anxiously getting ready for nate's arrival. nbc's kerry sanders is in orange beach, alabama, with more on that. what are people saying out there? >> reporter: they are paying close attention. there are voluntary evacuations in this area along the coast in alabama. in part, because people have recognized the power of nate before it became a hurricane. as we looked into central america, tropical storm nate hammering the area, dumping upwards of 15 inches in some cases. you can see here, the flash flood ing that resulted not only in widespread losses ofoutages . two children have died, who were near a fast-rising river and were swept away. meantime, here along the gulf coast, as i go to my west in the new orleans area, they've al
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the fears are the low-lying areas of the city will indeed be inundated even if there is only eight inches of rain. that's why in some areas, the mayor already called for mandatory evacuations. people who need to get out of their homes by noon today. the biggest concern, of course, is the electricalorleans. if the system fails, the pumps may not be able to get the power they need. they've had problems with backup generators there. that's why even on some heavy rain days, they've had flooding. a lot of tension on the electrical system. all eyes today on what will be basically a day to prepare for hurricane nate. >> kerry, we know you'll continue to track it. thank you for that. now to the latest developments in the las vegas shooting investigation. this morning, investigators say they are confident there was just one shooter, but they're far from figuring out why he did it and if he had any help. nbc's s
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vegas for us. good morning t ing to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you. half a dudsen dozen days later know the names of all 58 victims. we know their spirit, their story. yet up veinvestigators feeling frustrated because they're no closer to learning the motive responsible for their deaths. police putting up billboards, searching the area, anything leading them to a reason why. at the scene of the crime, investigators combing for clues but still no closer to answers following more than 1,000 leads. >> some of it has helped create a better profile into the madness of this suspect, we do not still have a clear motive or reason why. >> reporter: under sheriff tells miguel almaguer he beliefs stie stephen paddock acted alone. >> i'm confident of that. i'm also confident there were no people ihe
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guns found in paddock's hotel room, investigators found 50 pounds of explosives in his car parked at the mandalay bay. known as a high roller, the shooter earned at least $5 million from gambling in 2015. paddock rained down gunfire for about ten minutes, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. this morning, samantha ferandon, shot four times, is finally home. >> you'll never know how loud those gunshots were. and i can't watch the news. i can't hear those gunshots. because i just imagine being back there again and hearing the screams and the cries. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: now, a community trying to heal. 35,000 strong gathering at a church in vegas. ♪ how sweet the sound >> reporter: at the shooting
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victims. >> there is mix ed emotions of grief and sadness, and also appreciation for those here supporting those who lost their lives. >> reporter: sonny was a hero, shielding heather from the gunfire. the registered nurse saving his wife's life, one last selfless act. ♪ was blind but now i see >> reporter: and later today, vice president mike pence expected to touch down here in las vegas. he will meet with city leadership and then he will make remarks to a community trying so hard now to heal. craig? >> steve patterson for us this morning in las vegas. thank you. resilient community. we want to turn to politics now. president trump is headed to north carolina today to speak to republican supporters. this as his administration is getting both praise and condemnation for its decision to allow more employers to opt out of pg
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coverage. nbc national correspondent peter alexander, and my colleague at the white house, has more on that, as well as the questions swirling around mysterious comments from the president. good morning. >> you look good on the big desk, by the way. this is a big deal and one being celebrated by religious liberties groups effective immediately. the trump administration rewriting the rules so more employers can refuse to pay for birth control, a move that could impact a large number of women by opening the door for groups to ask for an exemption from obamacare's contraception requirements. this morning, new fallout from a birth control controversy. many women could pay more for contraception. the trump administration unveiling new rules, allowing more employers to opt out of obamacare's key requirements. businesses no longer mandated to provide birth control coverage free of charge to employees if they have a valid religious or moral objection. several groups suing, including the state of massachusetts and the
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arguing, the rules give employers a license to discriminate against women. president trump's team insisting it is a campaign promise fulfilled. >> we are proudly reaffirming america's leadership role as a nation that protects religious freedom. >> reporter: meanwhile, the president, a former reality tv star, is also introducing a political cliff hangar. >> what did you mean by calm before the storm yesterday? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: offering a wink and a smile. >> you'll find out. >> reporter: no new details about the meaning of his cryptic comment at a meeting with military and their spouses. >> tell us, sir. >> maybe it is the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> could be the calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out. >> reporter: his press secretary, sarah huckabee sanders, providing no clarity. >> we're never going to say
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going to do. >> reporter: unclear if he was previewing a new action in north korea or iran, where he is expected to announce he'll begin unraveling the iran nuclear deal. or was it after the report that the president was furious after learning rex tillerson called him a moron? white house aides say he has confident in tillerson. and the pentagon has announced that in addition to three green berets, a fourth u.s. soldier was killed in niger. he is not yet identified. those are the other three green berets that were killed. special forces parole was ambushed by islamic milmilitant. one more region where americans serve in harm's way every day. >> thank you for that. steve kornacki is a national political correspnt
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news and msnbc. >> good morning. >> let's start with peter's story there. this contraceptive coverage. the administration announcing yesterday that it is going to allow more employers to opt out. beyond appealing to the base, what's this really about? what is the real world impact? >> i think it is interesting because you look at donald trump's actions as president. you separate them to two categories. there are the things that only donald trump would do. only donald trump would have done as president. then there are things that any republican who was elected president in 2016 would have done. i think this falls squarely into that category. if you look back at the candidates in 2016, this was an issue marco rubio talked about. john kasich talked about in ohio. jeb bush. this is something that mattered to the base, to the religious conservative base of the republican party. that is a group we know donald trump likes to try to reward, people who were good to him. those voters were good to him in the presidential election last year. i think you see donald trump rewarding a loyal
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but one every major republican has been receptive to, as well. >> i want to talk about the cryptic comment the president made. i was at the white white house when he stood with his military advisers and say, this could be the calm before the storm. i said, what storm? he said, we'll see. we haven't gotten clarity. there are a number of potential storms. internally, he is feuding with secretary of state rex tillerson. externally with north korea. he is about to announce a new policy toward iran. which storm do you think he was talking about? >> i'll suggest option c, no storm, nothing. i strongly suspect this is something we've seen with donald trump a number of times in a number of contexts, and not just as president. in a situation like that, he seems to have this instinct to try to create some suspense, to cultivate a sense of mystery. a sense of drama and to be intentionally cryptic and vague in a way that makes people notice. almost a showman's instinct. when you employ it with north korea g
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you talk about going on in the world, it creates a lot of tension, i think, but it strongly suspect what you're seeing is a president who really is trying to create a sense of drama without necessarily meaning anything by it. >> in the wake of the shooting in vegas, you've got the nra now and prominent republicans, even the white house, embracing the idea of the bump stocks, turning the automatic weapons into a machine gun. do you get the sense we are about to start a national conversation about gun control, or do you get the sense this is a one off? >> look, if you look at the scope of legislative possibilities when it comes to gun control, this is pretty much on the very -- the most limited end of what congress might do, if it indeed goes with this ban on bump stocks. i think what's interesting here, obviously, is the nra appears to be buying into this. i suspect what's behind that, they now have sort of their guy in the white house. when you think back to
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terrible newtown shooting five years ago, there was a push for background checks. the nra was against that. barack obama was president then. i think donald trump has been close to the nra. they have a certain level of trust. they take this small step with donald trump as president, it won't go further than this. i don't think they had that sense with barack obama. you're getting a little buy-in from the nra, maybe with the calculation they can avoid anything further. >> appreciate your insights. thanks, steve. other headlines now we want to get to. two soldiers have been killed and six others wounded after being struck by a military vehicle while in formation at the fort jackson army base in south carolina. the injured soldiers were rushed to an off site hospital. officials say two are in critical vestigating the incident. mike pence surveyed the d damage left
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maria and irma. he said the damage was overwhelming but he was moved by the resilience and assured them of the trump administration's sup spoport support. triumphant return to the baseball diamond for house majority whip steve a scalise. he threw out the first pitch before the nationals/cubs playoff game, delivering a strike over the plate. he was seriously wounded after being shot at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game. the catcher, one of the officers wounded, also. emotions were overflowing. we asked him, how does it feel to be back? he said, great. i want to get back to work. >> it was a heck of a toss, too. >> it was. that's for sure. speaking of baseball, this morning, the cleveland indians, one game away from moving on to the american league championship series. it was a dramatic comeback against the yankees last night, with the help of a grand slam.
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deficit to send the game into extra innings. in the 13th, the tribe's gomes singled home jackson from second base. they win the game. 9-8. the indians trying for the sweep against the yankees sunday night. >> wow. >> lots of long faces. indians look good. >> 22-game winning streak. they haven't won since '48, something like that. >> was it? >> a long time. a lot of people say this is the year. >> well, this is the year for a lot of hurricanes, also. we're tracking another one. this is fast moving. >> this is fast moving. we're going to look at that and the nation's weather. let's see what's happening as we take a look at what's happening across the usa. wintry mix in idaho, montana, wyoming. we have a cold front moving through as we
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sections of the midwest. we're beginning to see those downpours right along the gulf states as we anticipate nate's arrival. landfall late tonight or early tomorrow morning. that's a quick look at what's happening on the national maps. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> right where we are, that sun is just coming up. look at this. beautiful view behind my map right there. that sun came up eight minutes ago. 65 degrees, mild. it is a little warm out there. we are going to continue to be hot if you want to say throughout the day. temperatures into the low to mid 80s. humidity comes rolling in this afternoon. the winds pick up this afternoon. gusts up to 20 miles an hour possible. mid-80s today. mix of sun and clouds. tomorrow, more rain on the way finally for our area. >> that's a look at the weather picture. >> you know sports, as well as weather. our researchers have confirmed it was, in fact, 1948. >> how do you like that? >> well done. jeopardy up next for you. >> i'm sure. still ahead this morning,
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major outdoor concert this weekend. what police are doing there in the wake of las vegas to make sure everyone is safe. plus, the trick golf shot you have to see to believe. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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w we're back on a saturday morning with the download. our look at the week that was. >> that's right. president trump visited puerto rico and rocker tom petty passed away. but the headlines were dominated by the worst mass shooting in modern u.s. history. >> go, run, keep your head down, go! >> stephen paddock unleashing a fury of gunfire from a hotel window on to a crowd of concert goers in las vegas. 58 people died. more than 500 others were
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captured on cell phones. terrified people running and ducking for cover. others desperately trying to help the wounded. >> hey, right now, we need your truck. we just need to get people to the hospital, okay? >> okay. put them in the back. >> gunshot wound to the chest. >> blood everywhere. people screaming. they were coming in pickup trucks and cars, you know. civilians in the city were bringing people in. they were here before the ambulances got here. >> the president visited victims in the hospital on wednesday. >> incredible thing to see, this tremendous bravery. >> stories of survival and heroism helping to heal some of the heartbreak. >> grabbed me by the legs. they dragged me over to the side. grabbed a couple guys next to them and said, you will carry him out of here. >> sonny grabbed heather and started running. >> i felt him get shot in the back. and we fell to the ground. >> his final moments spent protecting the love of his life. >> the white house in damage control this week after
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between the president and his secretary of state. >> the frustration boiling over with tillerson openly disparaging the president as a moron. >> both men denying that tillerson threatened to resign. >> total confidence in rex. i have total confidence. >> there's never been a consideration in my mind to leave. i serve at the appointment of the president, and i am here for as long as the president feels i can be useful to achieving his objectives. >> president trump also traveled to puerto rico after a public war of words with san juan's mayor about the response to hurricane maria. >> this governor did not play politics. >> mr. trump raised eyebrows by praising only the governor, playing down the devastation by comparing the death toll to that of hurricane katrina and joking about the expense of the disaster. >> i hate to tell you, puerto rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack. >> and the world lost a legend. rock and roller tom petty. >> petty's lyrics gave voice to the way so many peop
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♪ i'm free, free falling ♪ free falling >> the rock legend went into cardiac arrest and passed away a day later, surrounded by family and friends. some of the week's most memorable moments caught on camera. a surprise appearance by the monopoly man went viral when the board game character took a seat by hind the ceo of equifax, making faces as he testified on the company's data breach. and an incredible shot by this australian golf who, with the pack to the hole, attempted the phil mickelson flop shot and put it in the cup. miley cyrus and jimmy fallon surprised fans with these photo bombs. >> jimmy fallon! oh, my gosh! >> i've only ever played miniature golf, but that shot was impressive. >> oh, man. >>
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>> let's see it one more time. oh! >> wow. >> there you go. still ahead this morning on "today," we are going to have an in-depth conversation with some las vegas residents and eyewitnesss to the deadly shooting on sunday. we're talking about where our country goes from here. plus, with nate bearing down on the gulf coast, an intense look at the power of a hurricane and how homes can be built to withstand even the worst ones. first, these messages.
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well, for those of us who are fans of the dry weather, we've got to get ready for changes, right, lauryn? >> oh, yes. we have changes coming overnight tonight. today, dry temperatures, mid 60s. little mild out there. as we go through the next 12 hours, temperatures are going to be in the mid 80s. winds will pick up this afternoon after lunch. increase in humidity will also be -- you're really going to feel it after lunch. mid 80s for day time highs today. tomorrow, we'll be in the upper 70s. rain showers throughout the day. not only in the morning from a frontal system but tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow evening. that's mainly because of hurricane nate. nate will make landfall late tonig tonight/early tomorrow morning. on the
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gulf shores. >> more weather and breaking news in 25 minutes. for now, we'll send it back to the crew in new york city with more of the "today" show. we're back on this saturday morning, october 7th, 2017. >> always good to have you. >> great to be here. >> lots to get to. let's start with a check of the headlines. state of emergency. nate strengthens overnight into a hurricane barrelling toward the gulf coast. mandatory evacuations ordered for parts of new orleans. >> probably going to get three feet of water under the house. >> after the storm killed more than 20 and caused massive flooding and mudslides in central america. lone gunman. >> we're very confident there was not another shooter in that room. what we continue to investigate is whether anybody else may have known about this incident before he carried it out. >> las vegas
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the only shooter, but they still don't know why he unleashed a massacre. foiled. three men under arrest, accused of plotting ice ice of inspired attacks in new york city. out of the picture. movie mogul weinstein taking a leave of absence after a bombshell "new york times" report stating he sexually harassed female employees. the u.s. men's soccer team taking a big step toward qualifying for the cup with a thrilling win over panama. >> going to score, yes, he has! solo goal, usa lead! >> today, saturday, october 7th, 2017. arghard to believe the worl cup is around the corner. >> i love soccer. brings everyone else. >> let's get to a question law enforcement agencies are facing. in light of the las vegas shooting, how can police secure large venues during
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we're in austaustin, texas, whe 75,000 people a day are expected for the austin city limits music festiv festival. what are they doing there? >> reporter: good morning. after what happened in las vegas, security isn't just getting beefed up here but their plans are also getting a second look. experts say this is just the latest challenge in trying to keep large crowds safe. over the course of two weekends, tens of thousands of people will stream through the gates of the austin city limits festival. enjoying music and food while encountering a strong police presence and undergoing added security screening in the wake of the mass shooting in las vegas. >> the tragedy is so awful, and i think it is on everybody's mind. >> reporter: including on the minds of those charged with protecting the large crowds here. brian manley is austin's police chief and says the shooting in vegas prompted them to re-evaluate security. >> we did sit down a
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through our plans again, made some modifications and, yes, i am confident that we have security plans in place that will keep this event as safe as possible. >> reporter: doing that remains a constant challenge say security experts, because the way large crowds are targeted keeps changing over time. from the mass shooting a the orlando pulse nightclub last year to a bomb placed outside manchester arena during an ariana grande concert earlier this year, unprecedented situations, much like vegas, now serving as another security wakeup call. >> we're going to have to spend a lot more time collaborating with local law enforcement. the venue planners themselves have to look at coordinating with adjacent buildings and structures. potentially moving forward. >> reporter: already, festivals and venues around the country are stepping up security. from high-profile concerts to fleet week in san francisco. one lesson remains constant. >> the importance of see something, say something. >> reporter: advice taking on added meaning now. >> i mean, i t
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on the lookout, just because it seems like it is the norm nowadays, to really have to do that. ♪ sleeping all by yourself >> reporter: another sobering reminder of vegas here. police are asking people at the festival to try and stay sober. that is in case there is a mass evacuation or if they need to get away because of a violent incident. craig? >> the new norm. maya rodriguez in austin, thank you. dave price is here with another check of the forecast. obviously, the word of the day is hurricane nate. >> we're watching the gulf right now. let's go to the maps and see what's happening and tell you exactly what you need to know as we look at nate, which is a category i hurricane. it is racing through the gulf right now. where it is headed, well, to the gulf states, of course. that's where it is going to make landfall tonight. late tonight or early tomorrow morning. currently located 345 miles south of the mississippi delta with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. that could actually strengthen over thext
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we'll continue to watch it. it is moving through with quite a pace to the north/northwest at 22 miles per hour. keep in mind, when harvey rolled through texas, it was meandering at 4 miles per hour. so that gives you some sense of comparison. the water temperature here between 86 and 89 degrees. that's why we're anticipating some strengthening before it makes landfall right around the area surrounding biloxi. as it moves through, it is going to pick up additional speed. winding up, bringing heavy rains to the 95 corridor between boston, new york, philadelphia and washington. as we head into tuesday. keep in mind, we are going to see storm surge, high winds and potential flooding. tropical storm force winds extend 125 mile s to the north f the center of the core of the storm. not a well-defined eye. and hurricane force winds, much ar
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but it is a dangerous storm. nigh time you have a tropical storm or hurricane, there are issues attached to that. we are expecting, of course, this area to be affected by tropical storm force winds or hurricane force winds as it makes landfall tonight. that's a look at our maps. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> well, it is going to be warm out there today. humidity increasing this afternoon. winds increasing this afternoon. keep that in mind if you're headed out to any of the events that we have. a vast amount of events in the region. 85 is the day time high today. average temperature, low to mid 70s, humid. rain showers moving in overnight. this is with a frontal system that will last at least the first part of tomorrow. monday, showers continue on tuesday. we have showers in through wednesday and thursday. a humid week ahead. >> that's a quick look at the weather. the hurricane season extends into december, december 1. >> superstorm sandy was late in
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why? why did a gunman unleash a flurry of bullets on unsuspecting concert goers in vegas? >> it is a senseless act but the latest in a series of mass shootings we seem to confront on a regular basis in this country. is there anything that can be done to stop them? i sat down with a group of people in las vegas all directly impacted by the shooting in one way or another. we wanted to have the conversation many of you have had this week. is it evil? is it a country too in love with guns and violence? how should we all move forward? where were you and how'd you find out? what's the week been like? >> i'm a member of a gun violence prevegs organintion organization, so it was a horrible, crazy day. >> you were there? >> yeah, i was there. front of the stage. my buddy to my left got shot. so the night was pretty much saving his life and getting him to a hospital. >> i know you're a vegas guy. >> i run a community center as a
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to figure out our response. getting resources out to the community. >> i noy you gknow you guys wer >> my son and i attended the festival. i was separated from him when it all started happening. i remember getting trampled. i remember getting -- thinking it was fireworks at first. >> meanwhile, sergio, the shots are ringing out through all of this. >> i start running to the back to get away from everybody in the crowd, you know. i start calling my mom. she just said, meet me at the mgm. i said, i'll be there, mom. i promise you. >> forbes, how about you? >> we had a view between where the shooter was, on the 64th floor and the shooter was below. >> you have a unique perspective because you own a gun shop. >> i opened the first shop that rented machine guns to tourists, to shoot guns in las vegas. i am the godfater
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gun tourism. >> should one person be able to purchase 33 guns in a year? >> well, they don't if they go through legitimate sources, through dealers. if the government says you can't have something, you find a way to get around the law. >> i sat and watched 500 people get mowed down in ten minutes because of this whole concept of machine guns. >> it's not about taking away gun rights, but it is the type of guns out there and the way they're being used. what is the purpose behind that? >> you're a hunter. what is the purpose? >> i live in alaska. guns are part of our life. i honestly -- this has not changed my view on that. it's a tool. >> i have a question though, you hunt with a semiautomatic? >> yes. you don't rack another shell in. it's quick. ducks fly by quick. now, when we get back to illegal things, changing your rifle to be fully automatic, that's a whole new real
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will say, i don't want anyone to have a bump stock. >> what do you think of bump stocks? >> a lot less people would have been injured and killed, period. it's not a conversation. >> i tend to disagree. the shooting would have been more accurate. >> and longer. >> and quite a bit longer. >> is there background check system in the country sufficient? >> no. >> you get it checked and you don't go back? >> i don't think i should have to get another one every five years. >> why? >> i just don't. >> what about those who suggested the second amendment was written at a time when it was incomprehensible to the founders that we would possess the kind of weaponry that we have right now? >> we just live in a completely different time. you can't read it like it was written yesterday. >> i think it is sufficient. i think the founding fathers looked way ahead. >> you don't think there is anything that could have been done
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>> i'm sure a lot of things could have been done. don't let some person bring excessive bags into a room. shouldn't that have raised a question? >> i travel with a lot of bags. i don't know. >> should businesses, specifically hotels, be compelled to search your bag when you check in? >> our knee jerk reaction. >> you take your shoes off at the airport because a guy put a bomb in a shoe. >> one thing you'd want to see, bob, to prevent what we've seen play out. >> try to do something more for mental health issues, people who need mental counseling and health. >> i feel like it starts when you raise your children. it's the way you're brought up. be positive around everybody. everyone is going to be positive. good job, mom. >> thank you. >> when, unfortunately, love and families and education fails, it is congress
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something that can make an impact on these issues. their decisions are informed by everyday people. >> you have to contact your legislator and say, my life and all the lives of the children in my state matter more than whoever is giving you money. because we all can agree on some things. we just have to have our voices heard. >> one of the things they all agreed on is that we do have a tremendous problem in this country with regards to the way we glorify violence. not just guns, but the way we celebrate violence in this country. whether tv shows or movies or video games. >> right. >> they all agreed that was probably part of it. although this guy, no one thinks a 64-year-old man was playing call of duty before the shooting. >> right. it was a tremendous conversation. you spoke to so many different people who had so many perspectives. i wrote down whole new realm, which is what michael said. >> yeah. >> who was there. also a gun owner and clearly
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says something changed. he's not sure what to do about it. >> he and another woman there, she was there with her son, also a gun owner and spends a fair amount of time with guns, they talked about a little bit about the chasm that exists in the country between people who live in rural america and people who live in metropolitan areas and may not understand why you would want 12, 15, 30 guns. >> the mom/son team struck me because that, i think, personalizipersonal izes it. that's why everyone across the country was struck by this deeply. imagine taking your son to a concert, a family event, and having that happen. >> helpless. >> that's right. >> great conversation. >> thank you very much. we hope it is a conversation that continues all around the country. dave, what you got, buddy? >> in a couple minutes, we are going to put a smile on your face, or at least a smiley face on your phone. we have the newest emojis coming to a screen near you.
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and they're growth. they're coming to a smartphone near you. take a look at this. apple just revealed dozens of new ones when it introduces ios 11 in the coming weeks. among them are the angry cursing face, inspired by craig melvin himself. >> wow. >> yes. the monocal, the creepy face. all sorts of mythical characters. gender neutral characters. as we look here. of course, the sign for i love you. >> that's nice. >> of course, you write your e-mails. how many times have you wound up saying, i just need a broccoli emoji but there wasn't one? now we have it. fantastic. and the cutest one of all. >> oh. >> the hedgehog. this is going to be actually rolling to your phone screens and makie ining communication sh easier. guys? >> great
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>> announcer: this is a news 4 today news break. >> 7:56 on this saturday. october 7th. good morning. i'm david culver. let's get a check of the headlines. we'll start with an overnight fire. dozens of families waking up from their -- out of their homes after fire forced them out. chopper 4 over the scene last night on pebble hill lane. this is in north potomac. montgomery county officials tell us the fire started in a second floor building of a townhouse and quickly spread. several people were treated for smoke inhalation. your taste buds can sample some of the best food of d.c. what the taste of d.c. has looked like in the past is what you'
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this year, it's moved to rfk stadium. there will be more than 65 restaurants offering up their best dishes today and tomorrow. so the nationals aren't about to let one loss put them down. the team will get another shot at a playoff win later today. tonight's game two against the cubs, once again at nats park. game time is at 5:38. the gates open at 3:30. what should you wear to the ballpa ballpark? lauryn will tell er
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working with a bassett designer was really easy. just kind of ties in very well. we love it! temperatures out there right now, you can't see them, but we have temperatures in the 60s and 70s. we're going to take them to the mid 80s for day time highs today. my computer is a little on the downside. here we go. 67 right now. we're in the 50s and 60s. thank goodness i had my maps to tell me what was going on. 85 for a day time high. mix of sun and clouds. the wind is going to pick up this afternoon as well as humidity. if you're headed to the nats
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dry. wet tomorrow as we have some rain. david? >> lauryn, thanks. we'll have more of your news and weather in 25 minutes from now. for now, let's send you back to the "today" show. good morning. breaking overnight. danger on the horizon. 18 million people along the gulf coast bracing for impact this morning after nate strengthens into a hurricane. mandatory evacuations already in place with nate expected to make landfall in about 12 hours. we are live with the latest on the storm's path. on his own. new details this morning about the las vegas gunman and what he was doing in the days before the attack. investigators now confident he acted alone that horrific day. the fbi now reaching out to the public for any information about the gunman, as more victims head home from the hospital.
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cleveland rocks. >> in to score. >> nail biter of a game goes into extra innings as the indians pull off a major comeback over the yankees. why watching that game might have been as good for your heart as a bout of exercise. today, saturday, october 7th, 2017. ♪ i check it once, then i check it twice ♪ ♪ look what you made me do ♪ look what you made me do ♪ look what you just made me do ♪ >> my 40th birthday. >> hello, kansas! >> all the way from atlanta. whew! >> greetings from the 901, memphis, tennessee. >> we swam all the way from south carolina. >> we're in new york city! >> "today" lights up our morning. >> "today" show's littlest fan.
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something on her mind. >> adorable. >> good saturday morning. welcome back to "today." i'm craig melvin alongside kristen welker, dave price. sheinelle and dylan enjoying a day off. hurricane nate gaining strength, becoming a cat 1 hurricane. what is the latest on this path? >> we've gotten the updates. this thing continues to gain strength. let's walk over here and take a look at it. it sits in the central gulf at this point and really taking in that warm water as it progresses towards the gulf states, making landfall tonight. probably late into tonight or early tomorrow morning. it is a category 1 storm. currently situated at 245 miles south of the mississippi delta. the difference now between just about an hour ago, now we have winds up five miles per hour. sustained at 85. movement still very, very quick. to the north/northwest at 2 2 miles per hour. where does it go? do
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where does it wind up? let's answer those questions right now. as it rolls through this water, it is about 85 to 89 degrees. we anticipate that it may pick up a few more miles per hour. eventually make landiing landfa 94-mile-per-hour winds. as it progresses, it is going to pick up more speed, bringing heavy rains to this area and bringing that moisture to the 95 corridor between boston, new york, philadelphia and washington as we head into tuesday. what do we need to watch out for? well, we are currently keeping in mind that this could have a significant effect with flash flooding, heavy rain, hurricane force winds, tropical storm force winds, storm surge and rough surf, all the way through parts of the deep south. and as we head through the next several days, we are watching the potential threat for significant storm surge. that's a quick look at nate. we are going to continue to watch this as we take a
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going to be how this continues to affect not only the gulf states but where this storm goes as it begins to journey toward the north and east. that is a quick look at the weather picture. back to you at the desk. >> dave, we'll come back to you in a moment. with time running out until nate hits residents along the gulf coast as dave was saying, they're getting ready out there. kerry sanders is in orange beach, alabama, with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kristen. along the beach here, they do have some voluntary evacuations already in place. let's look at the live drone picture. you can see the red flag that is already flying this morning. that is a flag warning people not to go into the water because the surf is kicking up and there are already some rip currents that are out there that could cause some problems for swimmers. with the voluntary evacuations in place, we do know that people are going to have some ruined vacations. but this is, of course, a serious storm, as we take a look at what nate did in central america even before it was a
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hurricane. up to 25 people who have died there in the mountainous regions. this water just coming with the storm, causing upwards of a dozen mudslides. in one case, two children who were too close to a fast-rising river were swept away to their death. there are thousands hopeless today. power is out. meanti meantime, coming back to the gulf ct, take a look to the west of where i am in new orleans, they're already sandbagging. the reason is the mayor in certain areas of the city has mandatory evacuations. people who have to be out out of their homes in those areas by noon today. they do know it is likely to flood. a lot of attention is being placed on the pumping system there and whether the electrical system will hold. the pumping system failed in recent days. when the pumping system goes down, even with the rainstorm, there can be floods. kristen? >> people clearly taking the warnings seriously. kerry, thank you for that ep
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investigation into the las vegas shooting. investigators now say they are sure the gunman acted alone, but they're still looking into his motive. they're also looking at his movements before the shooting. nbc's steve patterson is in las vegas. good morning. >> reporter: craig, half a dozen days later and we now know the names of all 58 victims. we know their spirit. we know their story. yet in vevestigators frustrated. they'rno closer to finding out the motive of the man responsible for their deaths. the police asking for help, anything that would lead them to a reason why. at the scene of the crime, investigators combing for clues but no closer to answers following more than 1,000 leads. >> some of it has helped create a better profile into the madness of the suspect, we do not still have a clear motive or reason wh
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tells nbc's miguel almaguer he believes the shooter, stephen paddock, acted alone. >> he was the only shooter. i'm very confident of that. i'm also confident that there were no other leading up to this event. >> reporter: described as a vegas high roller, records from the irs showed the shooter earned $5 million from gambling in 2015. this morning, samantha ferandon, shot four times, is finally home. >> you'll never know how loud those gunshots were. and i can't watch the news. i can't hear those gunshots. cause i just imagine being back there again and hearing the screams and the cries. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: now a community trying to heal, 35,000 strong gathering at a church in vegas. ♪ sweet the sound >> reporter: near the scene of the shooting, 58 crosses, personalized for every victim w
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her husband sonny. >> there are mixed emotions of grief and sadness, but also of joy and appreciation for all the people here supporting the ones who lost their lives. >> reporter: sonny was hailed a hero, shielding heather from the dp gunfire. the registered nurse saving his wife's life. one last selfless act. ♪ was blind but now i see >> reporter: later today, vice president mike pence expected to touch down here in las vegas. he'll make remarks to city leaders and then to a community trying so hard to heal. craig? >> steve patterson for us this morning in las vegas. thank you. and two and a half weeks after hurricane maria devastated puerto rico, residents are still trying to get back to life as normal. a dire situation remains for so many, as vice president pence learned when he visited the island on friday. nbc's ron mott is in san juan this morning with that part of
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good morning. >> reporter: hi, kristen. good morning to you. the vice president tried to reassure people here that not only is more help on the way but help is already here. and will be for the foreseeable future. >> if you're going to help us, it's gotta be now. >> reporter: this morning, a personal plea to the trump administration from a young puerto rican man who told vice president pence in no uncertain terms that frustrations are mounting over the government's response. >> a little bit angry, mr. vice president. we're all wet. i have to be. i have to be angry because that's when people -- >> reporter: twice this week, outreach from washington. first president trump on tuesday. then yesterday, mike pence. two sets of images but with the vice president saying one central message. >> we're all working on one effort and that is to help puerto rico recover from the devastating effects of these hurricanes. >> reporter: his trip to
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croix and the virgin islands where he visited a church. here, the vice president roused the crowd. >> the best days for puerto rico and for all of america are yet to come. thank you. god bless all of you. god bless puerto rico. may god bless. >> reporter: with nearly 90% of the island still in the dark, elon musk announced on twitter tesla will build up solar power in puerto rico and other affected areas instead of working on their solar powered truck. people hope it's not just optics. >> something needs to get done. they are a day late. ♪ >> reporter: meantime, school kids at bun of only 22 schools open sounded a more positive note. the island's heart still beats. speaking of schools, the governor yesterday announced the plan right now is
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start reopening schools in about two weeks, the week of october 23rd. that should help bring back some of the sense of normalcy all across the island. >> no doubt about that, ron. thank you. some other news to get to this morning. the trump administration has rolled back an obama era rule allowing more employers to opt out of paying for contraception coverage. under the new regulations unveiled on friday, businesses are no longer mandated to provide coverage free of charge to their employees if they have a valid religious or moral objection. several groups are already suing, including the state of massachusetts and the aclu. the rule was one of the most controversial requirements of the 2010 affordable care act. harvey weinstein, movie mogul, is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his company after "new york times" article alleged sexual harassment claims against him. the company launched an investigation and one-third of the board resigned. democrats are giving away campaign donation
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from weinstein. he and his family have given nearly $1.5 million in political contribution since 1992. his attorney is calling the report false and defamatory. dave price is back. we're keeping a close eye on the hurricane but also looking at the weather all over the country. >> absolutely. while we have temperatures in the tristate area here around new york city in the 80s, we've got some snow to talk about. let's get to it. wintry mix through sections of montana and idaho and wyoming. we have rain working through the midwest into the ohio valley. expecting heavy downpours in areas along the gulf coast. in the northeast, it is going to be on the warm side today. some temperatures getting 10 to 15 degrees above our normal high. that is a quick look at the national map. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> right where we are, it is warm. 67 is that temperature right now. we have a nice, little south wind. that is only going to increase after lunchtime. just be mindful of that. it will be a little
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look at that. noon, we are already up to 80 degrees. humidity creeps in, as well, during the afternoon. it is going to feel summer like, especially if you're headed out to the nats game. nothing happening on the radar but we have nate. we also have a frontal system. we have rain tomorrow through the first part of next week. >> and that's a quick look at your weather. >> dave, thank you. still ahead, thinking about exercising this weekend perhaps? well, maybe you should just watch a game instead. why sitting on the couch could be just as good for your heart. >> sounds good. plus, high honors for george clooney. how he is being recognized after these messages. ♪ the games you don't play you too, unnecessary er visits. and hey, unmanaged depression, don't get too comfortable. we're talking to you, cost inefficiencies, and data without insights. and fragmented care, stop getting in the way of patient recovery and pay attention. every single one of you is on our list.
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academy in canada discovered the heart rate of fans who watch sports on tv soared 75% during stressful moments like a scoring opportunity or overtime. that's actually equivalent to a moderate workout. if you're watching the game in person, your heart rate could spike 110%. be careful. doctors warn if you have heart problems, watching high-stakes games may be too much. you could trigger a heart attack. >> you can go to the gym and observe people, basically. >> that's right. >> exciting enough. you walk out with -- >> i don't know if that's the take away from the study. >> maybe i took it a step too far. >> here's something else to consider, it depends on the team you're watching. >> we know what it does to the heart. what about your abs? that's what i want to know. >> absolutely. >> we need target areas. >> pop start? >> here we go. first up, big news from faith hill and tim mcgraw. after 21 years of wedded bliss, country music's "it" couple will release their first ever duet album. the grammy winning artistsad
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the announcement on friday, which just so happens to be their wedding anniversary. happy anniversary to them. the album "the rest of our life" contains 11 songs. if you can't wait till november 17th, you're lucky. they released the title track and the music video to go along with it. what took them so long? great idea. ♪ one thing i should be giving up now ♪ ♪ and that's worrying about l e life ♪ >> all right. by the way, that song is written by ed sheeran. should be good stuff. moving on to george clooney. the new dad, director, producer, writer and academy after awa-awg actor will be receiving the american film institute's 46th lifetime achievement award in june. the chairman of the afi board called clooney's america's leading man. he is a modern day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for
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at 56, this isn't the first lifetime achievement award for clooney. the hollywood foreign press association gave him an award in 2015. congrats to him. terry cruz made an appearance on the first we feast youtube channel, taking the hot ones challenge. the series interviews people while feeding them the hottest w wings they can find. they talked about his family, workout routine, the nfl and how he went from security guard to comedic actor. by the end of the 20-minute interview, he was practically ha lu -- hallucinating. >> terry -- >> i'moi to g an oscar with this one. oh, my people, love you all! am i here? i feel like steve jobs in the '70s. >> hot wings. >> didou
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and now get our fastest internet ever plus tv and phone for just $79.99 per month. >> announcer: this is a news 4 today news break. >> 8:26 on this saturday. october 7th. good morning to you. i'm david culver. let's get to the headlines. a woman went missing eight years ago in the district and might soon be found. pamela butler's former boyfriend agreed to lead investigators to her body. in exchange, rodriguez cruz would get a shorter prison sentence. he confessed to punching and strangling her. a laptop charging cord is what montgomery county fire crews say caused this massive townhouse fire. chopper 4 over the scene after it sparked in north potomac last night. fire crews say it started in a second floor bedroom.
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displaced. your taste buds going to get a sample of some of the best food in d.c. today. take a look at this. looking at what the taste of d.c. has looked like in past years. used to happen along pennsylvania avenue. this year, a little different. moved to rfk stadium. there will be more than 65 restaurants offering up their best dishes today and tomorrow. the nationals aren't about to let one loss put them down. the team going to get another shot at a playoff win later today. tonight's game two against the cubs is once again at nats park. 5:38 game time. the gates open at 3:30. if you're planning to go, we'll check if with lauryn ricketts as to what you should plan to wear on this saturday, right after this.
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we've got temperatures in the 50s and 60s right now. we'll continue to warm up into the mid 80s today. the humidity will creep in later on this afternoon and it'll become windy as we get to the afternoon, as well. something to think as you head out to any of these fall fest e festivities around the region. no rain on the storm team 4 radar. a frontal system in the midwest and also hurricane nate. winds at 80 miles an hour with that. making landfall between new orleans and the gulf coast of alabama sometime late tonight to tomorrow. we'll have some rain from that frontal systom
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rain from nate tomorrow afternoon. we'll continue with rain on monday and tuesday, as well. >> ricketts, don't go too far. you, angie and i have an hour of your news and weather starting at 9:00. we're back on this saturday morning, october 7th, 2017. gl got a great crowd joining us on the plaza. it feels like summer. >> unseasonably gorgeous. >> 10 to 15 degrees above where we should be at this time of the year. >> yeah. >> the crowd loves it. you like this weather here in new york city? >> yeah! >> still ahead this half hour of "today" with another potential hurricane looming, we're looking at how homes can be better pibut to withstand the hurricane's winds. up to the sky. how today's astronauts are preparing their space suits for the next trip into outer space. and we're cooking up a hardy
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day. we'll head into the kitchen later for delicious treats. >> looks good. >> it does. >> looking forward to that. first, a final check of the forecast, mr. price. >> all right. all eyes on nate right now. let's get right to it and see what's happening in the gulf and anticipate what is going to be taking place over the next several hours. to the maps we go. over the warm waters, 86 to 89 degrees, a category i storm. 245 miles to the south of the mississippi delta. winds increasing now to 85 miles sustained, but it is ripping with tremendous speed heading to the north/northwest at 22 miles per hour. time to strengthening. we anticipate the wind speeds will be around the 90 degree mark as we head into landfall late tonight or early tomorrow morning. then it continues to roll through into the northeast, as we head to tuesday with some heavy rains. what are its effects going to be? significant downpours, 3 to 7 inches
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up to 10 possible in oisolated locations. that is going to continue to roll up through the ohio valley and into sections of the northeast with lighter rain totals. that's a quick look at what's happening with nate. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> temperatures are in the 60s right now. mid to upper 60s for day time highs. the south wind at 7 miles per hour will continue to pick up as we go through the afternoon. we're talking about 10 to 20 mile an hour. maybe if you're headed out to the golf course right there, temperatures around 80 degrees by this afternoon. it'll be breezy and humid by this afternoon, as well. temperatures mid 80s. again, increasing winds but dry. >> dave, thank you. >> fast moving, thanks. with eyes on the gulf and hurricane
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attention on how high winds can cause massive damage to houses. >> we've seen so much devastation this year alone from hurricanes harvey, irma and maria. experts are testing homes against high winds too find ways to prevent catastrophic damage from happening again. kerry sanders is back with that part of our coverage. good morning. >> reporter: structural engineers are going to be paying close attention to 5,000 structures along the gulf coast here specifically in alabama as we take a look at the drone shots here. you really can't see it with the naked eye, but the homes and buildings here have been fortified because of what they discovered during testing at the insurance institute for business and home safety. as you'll see, the tests are dramatic. an urgent warning. a weather disaster is about to strike. at 71 miles per hour, roof shingles peel back, then off. at 96 miles per hour, the garage dooa
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it's a simulation at this testing facility. the fans creating winds equal to an ef-2 tornado and 115 miles per hour. it is as if a category 3 hurricane is hitting. the house was built to saturday midwestern building codes. chances of survival inside, unlikely. if a baby were in the crib, it would be heartbreaking. while the roof stayed on, the home considered a total loss. the home insurance industry funding the research to prove to contractors from across the nation that how they build makes a huge difference. seemingly identical homes, but one fortified during construction with simple, $1 metal straps, strategically placed behind walls and in grooves. >> the interior of the country, the codes don't require this. unless you're voluntarily tying your roof to the walls, it's held on by a few nails and gravity. >> reporter: today's n h
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builders call good bones. >> this house has bones. you and i have bones. but the good news for us is we have tendons that keep those bones together. there are ligaments and things that give us strength. this house didn't have the proper connections and so the bones came apart. >> reporter: experts believe the only way contractors will build homes to a higher standard is to enact stronger local building codes, the way the auto industry responded when the government imposed safety regulations. >> that time, the car builders said, we can't do it. consumer can't afford it and we don't know the solutions. guess what? today they figured out the solutions. they innovated and went down the cost curve. we can afford these better and safer cars. >> reporter: an up close look, especially for those who actually swing the hammers, like austin from nebraska. >> what's the one lesson you learned today? >> there's a lot of power in the wind. you've got to build for it. >> reporter: for homeowners post harvey, i
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in losses. also for those rebuilding, an opportunity to make their next home strong enough to hold up to mother nature. as we look at the live nature of the drone flying along the coast, what they've tested is especially polling it with this storm. while there will be upwards of a 9-foot storm surge, the experts say we may see the greatest damage along the gulf coast from the winds associated with hurricane nate. winds that will be in excess of 90 miles per hour. kristen, craig? >> really important information, kerry. thank you. coming up here next on "today," is now the right time to buy a fridge? what about a car? important advice for consumers on whether to buy now or wait later. one of our favorite games. >> looking forwartoh one. >> first, these messages.
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forti this morning in today's consumer buy now or wait for later, seems there are big sales this month. but is october the best time for certain items or should you wait until a bigger sale comes along? lifestyle expert is the founder on let's start with new mom's must-haves. baby booties, clothes and breast pumps. buy now, right? >> buy now. this can be very expensive. new moms know baby gear is pricey. we're seeing some really good savings on things like angled breast flanges, up to 15% up from pumping
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ma d medela has great deals on breast pumps. and up to 15% off of booties and some soft clothing. >> great savings. let's get to big apalestiplianc next. waer drier, vacuums. i'll say wait for later. >> you are very good at this. >> yes! two for two so far. >> you want to wait for november. >> okay. >> black friday deals tend to focus on the vacuums and the washing machines and the refrigerators. if you can hold off, just wait one more month on these. >> if you can hold off. if you need them now. >> nodenim. back to school shopping. my guess is buy now, right? some sales since kids are already back. >> absolutely there are sales. the thing is, retailers actually are trying to unload some of the stuff they didn't necessarily sell during the back to school season. if you really need some new jeans, stock up on different washes and different styles right now. we
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60% off from now until october 9 on designer jeans like ag, j brand. macy's also had good deals, too. >> my question is, will you have the selection when you're a little into the season already? >> you will. you absolutely will. if your sizes are a little on the extreme sides, you might have even more of a selection. it is common sizes that might not necessarily always be in full inventory. but definitely go on and check out right now to see what's out there. >> let's go bigger. let's talk cars. we're getting toward the end, of course, of the calendar year. so i'm going to say wait for later, till it's closer to the holidays, with cars. >> actually, right now is a great time to buy cars. several times a year you should buy a car. october tends to be one of them. >> okay. >> new models tend to come out in the fall. >> oh. >> the dealerships are trying to
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inventories. here's a really good tip. you want to wait until the end of the month, the end of the day or the end of the week to make your purchase. the reason for that, a lot of those salespeople, they're trying to meet the quotas, so they're more likely to work with you and negotiate. keep that in mind. right now is a time to buy a car. >> fantastic tip. keep that word, the end, in your head when you're getting a car. >> remember, never be paying the sticker price. negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. >> negotiate always. no matter what. >> everything, yes. >> final one is laptops. this is a tough one. i'm a little stuck. we're into the school year. i'm going to say buy now. >> actually, with laptops, you want to wait until black friday again. >> oh. >> that's when we're seeing the most savings with laptops. i personally need a new laptop. i'm waiting one more month. you'll get great deals no matter the size of the laptop. hold off on that until you can. >> with the
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if you hold off, are you going to have the selection that you want with laptops? >> you should have the selection. there are so many different retailers now, from the online ecommerce retailers to the big box stores. you don't have to wait in line to get the laptop you want. i think the key with all of this is savvy shoppers know there is a time of the year to buy things. just know to do your research and you'll save money. >> great tips. thank you so much. great to see you. makes me want to go shopping. up next, how astronauts will be bringing a part of earth with them the next time they go to outer space. first, this is reque"today" on . ♪ i'll sing a marching song
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'70s. >> that's right. the past four decades, there's been a huge leap in technology with more powerful computers and also rockets. >> as the weather channel's dave malkoff explains, future astronauts are using all of that technology now to bring their space suits up to date. >> reporter: in the history of space flight, only 24 humans have ever been beyond what's called low earth orbit. 2500 miles up. before astronauts can even think of a trip back to the moon or mars, they'll have to think about packing a chunk of the home planet with them. they need to bring earth's weather along. >> you're in charge of creating the weather here. >> essentially, yes. yes. >> reporter: we met this engineer inside of the model, where astronauts train before they go up. every space station, spaceship, space suit is essentially a bubble of the earth's
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pressure, carbon scrubbing, radiation shield, water and the temperatures humans need to survive. in space, none of that exists naturally. >> so the things we tend to take for granted simply on earth, we have to create those in place for the astronauts to have the safe, has been itabbitable envin rttoday' s suits are built with older technology. >> it is a cumbersome suit and large. >> right above my nose. >> yeah, a tight fit. >> wow. >> there you go. >> i thought you'd have room in here. wow, look at that. >> reporter: i was able to experience what it is like to wear nasa's current unit at a space suit factory called ilc dover. you can definitely feel the lower pressure in here. i felt the pressure change. like a plane coming down. >> exactly. >> reporter: just by putting on the glove. at nasa's johnson
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houston, scientists are already starting to build prototypes for mars suits. they'll be easier to put on with a more earth-like air pressure inside. >> with this design, our re-entry suits, you can oval up this rear hatch, slide the feet in, slide into the suit to make it easy to take on and off. >> reporter: nasa along with private companies are planning to send astronauts into space in american spaceships starting as early as next year. getting beyond lower earth orbit is the next step. >> we're all striving to make space accessible to more than just nasa and its astronauts. i believe more people will see this. that fraction that gets to see it is going to grow. >> reporter: yet no matter where feature astronauts go or where they are, they'll have to bring a chunk of home along for the ride. for "today," dave malkoff at johnson space center in
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good to see you. >> thank you. >> these short ribs look fantastic, the finished product. what goes into them besides the obviously short rib? >> classic braise. we took it up a little bit with a little bit of guinness and some glazes. cinnamon, orange peel. >> garlic, too, it looks like, as well. >> definitely. >> let's do it. walk us through. >> season the short ribs aggressively. g good amount of salt and black pepper. >> just salt and pepper in terms of seasoning. >> yes. you can make your own spice if you want, but this is fine. >> what kind of salt do you use? >> kosher salt. you don't want the iodized salt. it's too thin. >> i'll do that for you. the least i can do. kristen and dave, you guys dig in. don't wait on us. >> we can start already? >> i'll aggressively season here. >> looks beautiful. >> we're going to
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>> how long are we talking here? >> i'd say about five to eight minutes. you want to brown all sides pretty good. >> all sides. after that, where are we going? >> after that, we're taking our vegetables. we have our carrot, celery, onion, garlic. we're going to take that, throw it on the pan. >> you throw the garlic in whole? >> i like a lot of garlic. half a head of garlic works perfect. >> okay. >> stir that around a little bit. sweat this down for about a minute. once that sweats down, you're going to add a bunch of tomato paste. pinsage. >> fancy term. >> classic french term. >> oui oui. >> are you putting more stout into that, as well? >> i will. this is the beginning of the braise. start with the base, tomato paste. get cooking. deglaze with a bunch
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stock. >> my goodness. >> little bit of soy sauce. >> wow. >> finally, you got your guinness. >> you like the guinness. >> any type of style works, you know. never too early. >> then we'll throw it in the oven for how long and at what temperature? >> once you get your brazen liquid good to go, take the ribs and add them back to the liquid. put them in the dutch oven for about four to six hours at 300 degrees. >> low and slow. >> super low, super slow and let it go. >> what's theer verdict? >> a plus. these are my favorites. i love slaw and short ribs. >> awesome. do you have an extra bot ole tl guinness? >> we'll get that. you also have the quinoa salad. >> you want something lighter, healthy, to soak up all the sauce. we have the quinoa salad. we've got toasted
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grapes and parsley. >> throw it in there. >> pretty simple. with the quinoa, toast it ahead of time. when you start it, kind of gives it more flavor. we're going to add the grapes. >> all of them? >> half is good. >> okay. >> add our parsley. a bunch of almonds. >> looks pretty. >> bunch of olive oil. good amount. >> toss it. >> a little bit of salt. this way, you have a nice, clean, healthy salad to go with the braise. >> pretty simple, too. >> yeah. very simple. >> and red can badbbage and gra appl apples. >> this is the fall aspect of the dish. >> sweet and tangy. >> christopher, thank you. we're out of time. >> are we? >> fantastic. >> plenty of time to eat it though. >> dave price's mouth is full. that's how we gauge it. >> well done. >> you can find the recipes on that's going to do it for this saturday morning. kristen welker, good to have
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>> great to be here. >> dave price, great to have you, as well. sunday, willie going on the set of "modern family" with eric sto stonestreet. enjoy your day. >> eat up. >> it was good. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for govern i sponsored this a beuse i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all. good saturday morning. i'm david culver. >> i'm angie goff. what's straight ahead on news 4 today. derrick? >> reporter: a late-night fire
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how itstarted. tell you more coming up on news 4. and it is a beautiful morning out there, but we will see more summer like conditions by this afternoon. before fall returns. also watching those tropics. we have your latest details on when rain will arrive to our area coming up. the washington nationals live to play again. this morning, they're gearing up for day two on the field against the chicago cubs in the playoffs. what they're tweaking. that's coming up. we're also going to show you what officials are doing to protect fans heading to the first large music festival following the las vegas massacre. as always, we enjoy chatting with you throughout the show, during commercial break. join us behind the scenes on facebook live when we start "news 4 today." >> power that up soon. we'll be back on air in 60 seconds.
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>> announcer: news 4 today starts now. >> neighbors without a place to sleep. the search for the cause of this massive town home fire in potomac continues. we'll have the latest. it didn't start well for the nats. down game one in the playoffs. both the team and fans though gearing up for a second chance. that's today. and from tropical storm to hurricane. folks preparing already for nate's arrival. we are going to talk about how that storm is going to impact us. >> we have a lot to talk about as we welcome you in on the 7th of october. good saturday morning.
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>> i'm angie goff. it looks like the nice, dry run is exactly what it's been. it's been nice but it'll be over soon. >> summer seems to be lingering a little longer. lauryn ricketts, as you're tracking this from the storm team 4 weather center. >> you know, it is funny in the d.c. area. i've been here my whole life. we always go from, you know, the heat and then we go straight to winter. that doesn't look like it is happening, i'm happy to say, on the ten-day forecast. you never know. maybe we can heat up once again as we head to the end of october. not out of the question. we've got beautiful conditions out there. gorgeous sunrise. the sun came up at 7:10. 70 degrees already. we have a south wind at 7 miles an hour, only picking up throughout the afternoon. keep that in mind. as you're heading out this afternoon, we'll have the winds and the humidity. last of the dry days out there. of course, we're watching hurricane nate. that is going to make landfall between new orleans and biloxi, mississippi. we'll show that track. hello, fall. it's coming back to our region


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