Good morning. Here are the top headlines from NBC News.
1. Obama Highlights Climate Change in Alaska
President Barack Obama is about to become the first sitting president to visit the Alaskan Arctic. On a three-day trip, he’ll talk to coastal villagers threatened by erosion and fishermen whose livelihoods are in danger. Read more in NEWS.
2. Suspect in Texas Deputy’s Killing Due in Court
Shannon Miles, the man accused of walking up to Deputy Darren Goforth at a gas station and shooting him to death, makes his first court appearance Monday in Houston. His mother says he has an alibi. Read more in NEWS.
3. Florida Faces Floods in Erika’s Aftermath
Flood warnings are in effect for most of the state as the aftermath of the tropical storm is expected to dump as much as 5 inches of rain. Hard-hit countries in the Caribbean, where at least 24 people died, are still cleaning up. Read more in WEATHER.
4. Sanders and Trump Surge in Iowa Poll
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has come within 7 percentage points of Hillary Rodham Clinton. And on the Republican side, Donald Trump’s favorability rating has made a huge turnaround, and he leads the field. Read more from MEET THE PRESS.
5. Kanye West in 2020?
Taylor Swift had a big night, Miley Cyrus flashed a breast, and Kanye West literally dropped the mic. “As you probably could have guessed by this moment,” the rapper said, “I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.” Read more from TODAY.
6. Wes Craven Dies at 76
The man responsible for Freddy Krueger haunted the nightmares of generations of teenagers — and their parents. He helped popularize a new, far more graphic style of bloody horror movie. Read more in NEWS.
7. Hello Denali: Highest Peak in North America Is Renamed
Don’t call it Mount McKinley: The Obama administration says the 20,320-foot peak is being renamed. Alaska Natives have called it Denali for generations. Politicians in McKinley’s Ohio say it’s a stunt. Read more in NEWS.