Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 26, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 26, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT THE MAJOR VERDICT JUST HANDED
DOWN, A DRAMATIC DAY
IN COURT, DRUG MAKER JOHNSON & JOHNSON
ORDERED TO PAY MORE
THAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.
THE JUDGE FINDING THE
COMPANY HELPED FUEL THE DEADLY OPIOID
EPIDEMIC.
PROSECUTORS HAILING IT AS A LAND MARK
DECISION.
>>JOHNSON & JOHNSON WAS THE KINGPIN BEHIND
THE NATION’S ONGOING
OPIOID CRISIS. >>TONIGHT WHY THIS
RULING COULD BE A GAME
CHANGER. >>>ALSO TONIGHT
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE
G7 OPENING THE DOOR TO NEW FACE TO FACE
NUCLEAR TALKS WITH
IRAN AND SIGNALING A BREAK THROUGH IN THE
TRADE WAR WITH CHINA.
>>>TROPICAL STORM DORIAN GAINING
STRENGTH AND
THREATENING TO BECOME A HURRICANE.
PUERTO RICO BRACING
FOR POTENTIAL IMPACT. OUR CORRESPONDENTS
THERE ON THE GROUND
TONIGHT. >>>THE FLASH FLOOD
EMERGENCY IN THE
MIDWEST, A CAR SWEPT AWAY BY RUSHING WATER.
>>>THE UBER DRIVER
ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A TEEN ON THE WAY FROM
HER SWEET 16 PARTY.
POLICE SAY HE DROVE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
PLANNING TO SEXUAL
ASSAULT HER, HOW SHE GOT AWAY AND CALLED
FOR HELP.
>>>THE BRAZEN HEIST IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
CAUGHT ON CAMERA,
ARMED ROBBERS FORCING EMPLOYEES ON TO THE
GROUND, BINDING THEM
WITH ZIP TIES AND TAPE.
THE MAN HUNT FOR
SUSPECTS WHO MADE OFF WITH MILLIONS IN
JEWELS.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING, I’M KATE SNOW IN FOR
LESTER TONIGHT.
IN AN EFFORT TO HOLD SOMEONE ACCOUNTABLE
FOR THIS NATION’S
DEVASTATING OPIOID CRISIS, MORE THAN 40
STATES HAVE SUED THE
COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURED OR
DISTRIBUTED
PRESCRIPTION PAIN PAINKILLERS.
TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST
TIME A JUDGE IN OKLAHOMA HAS RULED
AGAINST ONE OF THE
WORLD’S BEST KNOWN COMPANIES ORDERING
JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO
PAY MORE THAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS SAYING
THE COMPANY’S ACTIONS
COMPROMISED THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF
THOUSANDS OF
OKLAHOMANS. THE LAND MARK DECISION
COULD BE THE FIRST OF
MANY AND COULD IMPACT AN EVEN BIGGER TRIAL
SLATED TO BEGIN THIS
FALL. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH
KRIST
KRISTEN DAHLGREN. >>Reporter: LATE THIS
AFTERNOON, A LAND MARK
DECISION — >>DEFENDANTS CAUSED
AN OPIOID CRISIS THAT
IS EVIDENCE BY INCREASED RATES OF
ADDICTION, DEATHS, AND
NEONATAL SYNDROME IN OKLAHOMA.
>>Reporter: THE JUDGE
RULING AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON SAYING THE
COMPANY IS LIABLE FOR
AGGRESSIVELY MARKETING POWERFUL PAINKILLERS
WHILE DOWN PLAYING THE
RISK. OKLAHOMA HAD ASKED FOR
$17 BILLION TO HELP
FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC. THE JUDGE AWARDED 572
MILLION SAYING IT
WOULD BE UP TO THE LEGISLATURE TO GET
ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
PROSECUTORS PRAISED THE AWARD.
>>WE HAVE PROVEN THAT
JOHNSON & JOHNSON BUILT ITS
BILLION-DOLLAR BRAND
OUT OF GREED AND ON THE BACKS OF PAIN AND
SUFFERING OF INNOCENT
PEOPLE. >>Reporter: ATTORNEYS
FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON
PROMISED AN APPEAL. >>JOHNSON & JOHNSON
DID NOT CAUSE THE
OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS HERE IN OKLAHOMA OR
ANYWHERE.
>>Reporter: THE CASE IS NOT JUST ABOUT
OKLAHOMA.
THERE ARE NEARLY 2,000 PENDING LAWSUITS
AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTORS LIKE
JOHNSON & JOHNSON.
LEGAL SCHOLARS HAVE CALLED THE OKLAHOMA
TRIAL A LITMUS TEST
AND COMPARED IT TO THE CASE AGAINST BIG
TOBACCO IN THE ’90s.
BUT FOR TONYA RADCLIFF TONIGHT WHO TESTIFIED
AT THE TRIAL, IT’S
ABOUT SOMETHING MUCH SMALLER, HER BABIES,
SOME FOSTERED OR
ADOPTED AFTER THEY WERE BORN DEPENDENT ON
OPIOIDS.
>>FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE
PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES ARE GOING TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE BETTERMENT OF
OKLAHOMANS. TODAY WAS A WIN.
>>WHAT NEXT?
>>THAT PROMISE OF AN APPEAL MEANS THIS
ISN’T OVER.
HOWEVER IT PLAYS OUT IN OKLAHOMA, IT SEEMS
TO BE A RESOUNDING FOR
ALL THOSE OTHER TOWNS AND MUNICIPALITIES AND
STATES SUING DRUG
MAKERS. A JUDGE IN OHIO IS
GOING TO START TO HEAR
THOSE CASES IN OCTOBER AND SOME SAY THIS MAY
INFLUENCE THE DRUG
COMPANIES. >>THANK YOU.
>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS
RETURNING HOME FROM THE G7 SUMMIT ON A
HOPEFUL NOTE SAYING
HE’S OPEN TO POSSIBLE NUCLEAR TALKS WITH
IRAN AND SIGNALING A
POSSIBLE BREAK THROUGH IN THE TRADE WAR WITH
CHINA.
NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS IN FRANCE WITH
MORE.
>>Reporter: THE SUMMIT CLOSING WITH AN
OPEN DOOR AS PRESIDENT
TRUMP INDICATES HE’D CONSIDER THE FRENCH
PRESIDENT’S PUSH TO
SET UP A MEETING WITH IRANIAN LEADER HASSAN
ROUHANI.
>>IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE
CORRECT OR RIGHT, I
WOULD AGREE TO THAT. BUT IN THE MEANTIME,
THEY HAVE TO BE GOOD
PLAYERS. YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT
THAT MEANS.
>>Reporter: ANY DIRECT TALKS WOULD BE
THE FIRST BETWEEN THE
COUNTRY’S TWO LEADERS SINCE THE IRANIAN
HOSTAGE CRISIS NEARLY
FOUR DECADES AGO AND A DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT
IN A RELATIONSHIP
MARKED BY RISING TENSIONS OVER IRAN’S
NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
THERE’S NO TIME LINE FOR ANY FACE TO FACE
JUST YET AND NO TIME
LINE ON A DEAL WITH CHINA TO END THE TRADE
WAR EITHER, ALTHOUGH
THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO THINK HE’S GETTING
CLOSER.
>>I BELIEVE THEY WANT TO DO A DEAL.
THE TARIFFS HAVE HIT
THEM VERY HARD IN A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF
TIME.
>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S OPTIMISM
BOOSTING MARKETS, BUT
IT’S NOT CLEAR CHINA IS CHANGING ITS
POSITION.
THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE
WHIPLASH WEEK IN WHICH
HE SUGGESTED THE CHINESE PRESIDENT WAS
BOTH AN ENEMY AND A
GREAT LEADER. >>SORRY.
IT’S THE WAY I
NEGOTIATE. IT’S THE WAY I
NEGOTIATE.
IT’S DONE VERY WELL FOR ME OVER THE YEARS
AND IT’S DOING EVEN
BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY.
>>NEXT YEAR IT’S
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TURN TO HOST THE G 7
SOMEWHERE IN THE U.S.
HE’S LEANING TOWARD MIAMI AND HIS GOLF
RESORT NEARBY.
THAT’S RAISING ETHICAL QUESTIONS GIVEN HIS
FINANCIAL STAKE IN THE
COMPANY AS HE INSISTS WITHOUT EVIDENCE HE
WILL LOSE BILLIONS
WHILE IN OFFICE. WHAT REASSURANCES, IF
ANY, CAN YOU GIVE THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE NOT LOOKING TO
PROFIT OFF THE
PRESIDENCY? >>THE COMBINATION OF
LOSS AND OPPORTUNITY,
PROBABLY IT’LL COST ME ANYWHERE FROM 3 TO
$5 BILLION TO BE
PRESIDENT. I USED TO GET A LOT OF
MONEY TO GIVE
SPEECHES. NOW I GIVE SPEECHES
AND I GET ZIPPO.
AND THAT’S GOOD. I’VE DONE A LOT OF
GREAT JOBS AND DEALS I
DON’T DO ANYMORE. I DON’T WANT TO DO
THEM.
THE DEALS I’M MAKING ARE FOR THE COUNTRY
AND THAT’S MUCH MORE
IMPORTANT. >>Reporter: LEADERS
ARE QUESTIONING
WHETHER RUSSIA SHOULD BE READMITTED TO THE
G7.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WOULD BE OPEN TO
INVITING RUSSIA AS A
GUEST TO NEXT YEAR’S SUMMIT.
>>>ALSO AT THE SUMMIT
G7 LEADERS PLEDGED TO HELP IN THE BATTLE
AGAINST THOSE MASSIVE
WILD FIRES IN THE AMAZON.
KERRY SANDERS IS IN
BRAZIL TONIGHT AND EXPLAINS WHY EFFORTS
TO SAVE THE LANDSCAPE
MAY BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
>>THIS IS AN AMAZON
RAIN FOREST GRAVEYARD, THE LAND BURNED TO
MAKE WAY FOR SOYBEAN
FARMS. WILLIAM IS EARNING $15
A DAY, CONSIDERED A
GOOD WAGE. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE
AMAZON? >>Translator: HE
SAYS, I FEEL BAD.
THE SMOKE AND DESTRUCTION IS
ATROCIOUS.
>>Reporter: SCIENTISTS SAY PART OF
WHAT FUELS THE RAIN
FOREST IS THE WATER THAT ESCAPES THROUGH
THE TREES.
IT’S CALLED TRANSPIRATION.
WATER VAPOR RISES AND
BUILDS THE RAIN CLOUDS.
IT’S A CYCLE THAT IS
THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE RAIN FOREST.
BUT WITH THE TREES CUT
DOWN, THAT CYCLE IS BROKEN, TURNING A ONCE
LUSH RAIN FOREST INTO
AN ARID SAVANNAH. TONIGHT WITH 43,000
TROOPS HERE TO STOP
THE FIRE, NOT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN
ARRESTED FOR SETTING
THEM, SOMETHING THAT CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AND
ACTIVISTS SAY IS AN
IRREVERSIBLE CRIME. >>WHAT HAPPENS HERE
IMPACTS US IN THE
UNITED STATES? >>VERY MUCH SO.
WE ALREADY HAVE SOME
CHANGES TAKING PLACE. AND WHAT IS PROJECTED
IS MUCH GREATER.
IT AFFECTS WATER SUPPLIES, AGRICULTURE,
ALL SORTS OF THINGS.
>>Reporter: TODAY WORLD LEADERS AT THE
G7 SUMMIT PLEDGED
$20 MILLION IN EMERGENCY AIDE TO HELP
FIGHT THE FIRES.
BUT IT IS YET TO BE SEEN WHEN, HOW, OR IF
IT WILL EVEN MAKE A
DENT IN THE DESTRUCTION NOW
HAPPENING HERE.
KATE. >>KERRY SANDERS,
THANK YOU.
>>>AND DANGEROUS WEATHER HITTING HERE
AT HOME AS WELL.
SEVERE STORMS TRIGGERING FLOODS
ACROSS ST. LOUIS
TODAY. CAUGHT ON CAMERA, A
CAR BEING SWEPT AWAY
BY FAST MOVING FLOOD WATERS ALONG A
HIGHWAY.
A NUMBER OF DRIVERS WERE STRANDED AND
THERE ARE REPORTS OF
MULTIPLE WATER RESCUES.
>>>FROM THE CARIBBEAN
TO FLORIDA, ALL EYES ARE ON TROPICAL STORM
DORIAN.
IT’S GAINING STRENGTH AND EXPECTED TO BECOME
A HURRICANE.
AND ONCE AGAIN PUERTO RICO MAY BE IN THE
CROSS HAIRS.
NBC’S MORGAN CHESKY IS ON THE ISLAND WHERE
THEY’RE WATCHING IT
CLOSELY TONIGHT. >>Reporter: IN PUERTO
RICO, TODAY’S SUNNY
SKIES WEREN’T FOOLING ANYONE.
ACROSS SAN JUAN,
WANTS ON WATER, ICE, AND FOR MICHELLE, BACK
UP POWER AHEAD OF
TROPICAL STORM DORIAN. >>WHAT CONCERNS YOU
THE MOST RIGHT NOW?
>>RIGHT NOW, ELECTRICITY.
>>Reporter: THE STORM
COULD MAKE LAND FALL WEDNESDAY BRINGING
HIGH WINDS AND UP TO
10 INCHES OF RAIN, THE FIRST TO POTENTIALLY
HIT THE ISLAND SINCE
ANOTHER NAMED MARIA. >>WHO DOESN’T
REMEMBER MARIA?
>>Reporter: ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO
HURRICANE MARIA HIT
PUERTO RICO HEAD ON. THE CATEGORY FOUR
HURRICANE KILLED
NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE, MAKING IT THE ISLAND’S
WORST NATURAL
DISASTER. CRUISE LINE ROYAL
CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCING
THREE SHIPS WILL BE DIRECTED OUT OF
DORIAN’S PATH.
TONIGHT DORIAN PROMPTED A HURRICANE
WATCH FOR PUERTO RICO.
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYING IF THE
STORM STAYS ON ITS
CURRENT PATH, IT COULD REACH HURRICANE
STRENGTH RIGHT AS IT
REACHES THE ISLAND. KATE.
>>AS WE TRACK THE
THREAT FROM DORIAN, THERE’S NEW FALL OUT
TONIGHT OVER WHAT
HAPPENED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA NEARLY
TWO YEARS AGO.
THERE’S WORD THAT POLICE PLAN TO CHARGE
SEVERAL NURSING HOME
WORKERS IN CONNECTIONS WITH THE DEATHS OF A
DOZEN RENTS IN IRMA’S
AFTER MATH. >>Reporter:
DISTURBING IMAGES HARD
TO FORGET. >>OVER 100 PEOPLE
BEING EVACUATED.
>>Reporter: SENIOR CITIZENS IN
DISTRESS, EVACUATED
FROM A SCORCHING HOT NURSING HOME IN SOUTH
FLORIDA AFTER A POWER
OUTAJ CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA.
RESIDENTS AT THE
REHABILITATION DIED FROM EXTREME HEAT,
THEIR DEATHS RULED
HOMICIDE. >>IT FELT LIKE 110,
115 DEGREES IN THERE.
>>Reporter: FAMILY MEMBERS LEFT
DEVASTATED.
>>SHAME ON YOU. >>WHAT A PRICE TO
PAY.
>>Reporter: THE FACILITY WAS SHUT DOWN
AND NOW NEARLY TWO
YEARS LATER, POLICE PLAN TO CRIMINALLY
CHARGE SEVERAL PEOPLE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CARE.
ONE ATTORNEY TELLS NBC
NEWS THREE NURSES AND ONE ADMINISTRATOR WILL
LIKELY BE PROSECUTED
ADDING SEVERAL HAVE ALREADY TURNED
THEMSELVES IN.
>>IT’S VERY CLEARLY AND UNDISPUTED THAT
THEY WERE GOING TO ANY
LENGTH THEY COULD UNDER EMERGENCY
SITUATIONS.
>>Reporter: SEVERAL GROUPS INVESTIGATED
THE INCIDENT.
SOME QUESTIONS WHY THE CENTER TOOK THREE DAYS
TO PLACE THE FIRST 911
CALL FOR HELP. >>THE DOCTORS HAD
DONE THEIR ROUNDS.
NOBODY SAW ANY PROBLEM UNTIL THAT FIRST CALL
WAS MADE.
>>Reporter: MONTHS LATER, STATE LAWMAKERS
PASSED LEGISLATION
REQUIRING NURSING HOMES TO HAVE BACK UP
POWER CAPABLE OF
LASTING FOR FOUR DAYS. POLICE ARE EXPECTED TO
OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE
THE CHARGES TUESDAY. KATIE BECK, NBC NEWS.
>>>IN HONG KONG,
AUTHORITIES ARE DEFENDING THEIR USE OF
FORCE TONIGHT AFTER
VIOLENT CLASHES HAVE BEEN ESCALATING
BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND
POLICE. WE GET MORE FROM
NBC’S JANICE MACKEY.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT TENSIONS HIGH IN HONG
KONG AFTER THE MOST
VIOLENT PROTESTS YET. POLICE AND
PRODEMOCRACY
PROTESTERS RUN IN BATTLE.
POLICE USING WATER
CANNONS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SEVERAL
OFFICERS DRAWING THEIR
PISTOLS, ONE SHOT FIRED, A WARNING.
IN THE CHAOS, AN
OFFICER POINTS HIS WEAPON AT AN UNARMED
MAN BEGGING TONIGHT
SHOOT. HE WAS KICKED AS
POLICE PUSHED
PROTESTERS BACK. AMONG THE ARRESTED, A
12-YEAR-OLD BOY.
CHINESE STATE MEDIA NOW PORTRAYING THIS AS
A REVOLUTION.
PROTESTERS SAY IT’S ABOUT SAFEGUARDING
FREEDOM.
THAT 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS CHARGED WITH
ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY.
HE’LL BE RELEASED TO HIS PARENTS TOMORROW.
TONIGHT POLICE ARE
DEFENDING THEIR USE OF FORCE AS REASONABLE.
KATE.
>>JANICE, THANK YOU. >>>DAYS OF RUTH BADER
GINSBURG REVEALED SHE
HAD JUST UNDERGONE THREE WEEKS OF
RADIATION TREATMENT
FOR HER FOURTH BOUT WITH CANCER, SHE SPOKE
TO A GROUP OF COLLEGE
STUDENTS TODAY. HERE’S ANDREA MITCHELL
WITH MORE.
>>Reporter: DAYS AFTER COMPLETING HER
LATEST CANCER
TREATMENT, JUSTICE GINSBURG KEEPING HER
PROMISE TO APPEAR AT
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO. >>I DID NOT WITHDRAW
WHEN MY OWN HEALTH
PROBLEMS PRESENTED CHALLENGES.
>>Reporter: RECEIVING
AN HON NARE DEGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGING HER
NOTORIETY.
>>IT WAS BEYOND MY WILDEST IMAGINATION
THAT I WOULD ONE DAY
BECOME THE NOTORIOUS RBG.
I AM NOW 86 YEARS OLD,
YET PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WANT TO TAKE THEIR
PICTURE WITH ME.
AMAZING. >>Reporter: ALSO
REFLECTING ON HER
DECISION TO ATTEND LAW SCHOOL WITH HER
HUSBAND.
>>MEDICAL SCHOOL WAS RULED OUT BECAUSE
CHEMISTRY HAD LABS IN
THE AFTERNOON, AND THAT INTERFERED WITH
MY HUSBAND’S GOLF
PRACTICE. >>Reporter: AND
HELPING PIONEER THE
FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
>>IT WAS EXHILARATING
TO HELP BRING DOWN THE BARRIERS.
TRUE, WE HAVE NOT
REACHED NIRVANA, BUT THE PROGRESS I HAVE
SEEN IN MY LIFETIME
MAKES ME OPTIMISTIC FOR THE FUTURE.
>>Reporter: THE
OLDEST JUSTICE ON THE COURT, DESCRIBED TODAY
AS AN OPERA LOVING
ROCK STAR SHOWING NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN.
ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC
NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>>TONIGHT WITH
FOOTBALL SEASON ABOUT
TO BEGIN, A STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AN
NFL STAR IS STILL
SENDING SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE LEAGUE AND
THE COUNTRY.
AND SHINING A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON PLAYER
SAFETY.
HERE’S NBC’S RON MOSS. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
AS THE JOLT FROM
ANDREW LUCK’S SUDDEN RETIREMENT RUMBLES ON,
THE NEW FOCUS FOR SOME
FANS IS FOOTBALL’S BRUTALITY.
INJURIES ARE PART OF
THE GAME AND THEY DROVE LUCK FROM IT.
>>IT’S TAKEN MY JOY
OF THIS GAME AWAY. SORRY.
>>Reporter: LUCK HAS
SUFFERED THROUGH REPEATED INJURIES FROM
HEAD TO TOE.
TODAY, FELLOW QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY
RUSHED TO LUCK’S
DEFENSE AFTER FANS BOOED.
>>IT’S HIS LIFE.
EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT THEY
WANT TO DO.
>>Reporter: MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MORE
ALL THE MORE SHOCKING
IS THE FACT THAT QUARTERBACKS LIKE TOM
BRADY AND DRU BREEZE
ARE PLAYING LONGER EVEN INTO THEIR 40s
DUE IN PART TO RULES
CHANGES MADE TO PROTECT HIM AND HERE’S
ANDREW LUCK LEAVING AT
AGE 29. >>I BELIEVE THAT
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MUCH
MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THEIR LONG-TERM
HEALTH THAN THEY EVER
HAVE BEEN. >>Reporter: IN RECENT
YEARS, THE NFL HAS
ADDRESSED SAFETY ISSUES HEAD ON BUT
FEARS REMAIN AND NOT
JUST AMONG THE PROS. NEW FIGURES OUT JUST
TODAY SHOW BOYS’
PARTICIPATION IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
DROPPING TO ITS LOWEST
LEVEL IN NEARLY 20 YEARS.
PARTLY OVER SAFETY
CONCERNS. >>COME TO THE
PROVERBIAL FORK IN THE
ROAD, AND I MADE A VOW TO MYSELF THAT IF I
EVER DID AGAIN, I
WOULD CHOOSE ME IN A SENSE.
>>Reporter: AFTER
MAKING $97 MILLION, ANDREW LUCK DECIDING
SOME THINGS ARE WORTH
MORE THAN MONEY. RON MOSS, NBC NEWS.
>>>MUCH MORE AHEAD
TONIGHT INCLUDING THE TERRIFYING UBER RIDE,
A DRIVER ACCUSED OF
KIDNAPPING A TEEN ON HER WAY HOME FROM A
PARTY.
HOW SHE ESCAPED. >>>THEN A DARING
HEIST, THE MAN HUNT
FOR SUSPECTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING
MILLIONS IN JEWELS.
>>>AND SKY HIGH, THE >>>TONIGHT A
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS
SAFE AFTER POLICE SAY AN UBER DRIVER TRIED
TO KIDNAP HER.
STEVE PATTERSON HAS THE LATEST ON THE
INVESTIGATION AND WHAT
THE COMPANY IS DOING TO KEEP RIDERS SAFE.
>>Reporter: THE
ACCUSATIONS ARE EVERY RIDER’S WORST FEAR.
POLICE SAY A NEW YORK
UBER DRIVER PICKED UP A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL
FROM A SWEET 16 PARTY
ON LONG ISLAND IN JULY.
INSTEAD OF TAKING HER
HOME, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS SHAWN
WILLIAMS CANCELLED THE
ROUTE, SAYING HE WANTED TO TAKE THE
GIRL TO HIS HOME IN
BROOKLYN WHERE HE PLANNED TO SEXUAL
ASSAULT HER.
THE TEEN SAYS HE REFUSED REPEATED
ATTEMPTS TO TAKE HER
HOME. SHE CONVINCED THE
DRIVER TO PULL OVER SO
SHE COULD USE THE BATHROOM, AND SHE RAN
TO THE NEARBY
McDONALD’S TO CALL POLICE.
WILLIAMS PLEADED NOT
GUILTY. WILLIAMS COMPLIED WHEN
SHE ASKED TO THE USE
THE BATHROOM. UBER CALLS THE
INCIDENT DEEPLY
ALARMING SAYING THEY’VE REMOVED
WILLIAMS ACCESS TO THE
APP. THE INCIDENT COMES
AFTER A STRING OF RIDE
SHARES HAVE TAKEN DANGEROUS TERMS.
UBER SAYS THEY’VE
TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE THE PLATFORM SAFER,
INCLUDING THE OPTION
TO SHARE YOUR RIDE WITH FRIENDS AND
FAMILY VIA THE APP SO
THEY CAN TRACK YOUR ROUTE, AND ADDING A
911 BUTTON THAT
PASSENGERS CAN USE DURING THE RIDE.
AS FOR THE LATEST NEWS
WITH THE 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL, THE SUSPECT IS
DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT
MONTH. IF CONVICTED, HE FACES
A MAXIMUM OF 25 YEARS >>>TONIGHT POLICE ARE
SEARCHING FOR THREE
MEN CAUGHT ON CAMERA ROBBING A CELEBRITY
JEWELER AT GUN POINT.
THE MEN GOT AWAY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WITH
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
WORTH OF JEWELRY. MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS
THE LATEST ON THE
HEIST. >>Reporter: THE
BRAZEN HEIST UNFOLDED
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, THE ARMED THIEVES FORCING
JEWELRY STORE
EMPLOYEES TO LAY FACE DOWN USING ZIP TIES
AND DUCT TAPE TO BIND
THEM. THE ROBBERY IN THE
CENTER OF MIDTOWN
MANHATTAN CAPTURED ON CAMERA AS THE GUNMAN
STOLE AN ESTIMATED
$4 MILLION IN JULY JEWELRY.
THIS MAN, A VICTIM,
DIDN’T WANTED TO BE IDENTIFIED.
>>THEY THREATENED OUR
LIVES. >>Reporter: BEFORE
CLEARING OUT THE SAFE
AND DISPLAY SHELVES, THE SUSPECTS CASED THE
STORE.
DURING THE STICK UP, DUFFEL BACKS WERE
FILLED WITH THE TAKE.
NONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE HURT.
MOMENTS BEFORE THE 911
CALL CAME IN, THE SUSPECTS WALKED OUT OF
THE STORE AND DOWN THE
STREET. THEY BLENDED IN WITH
THE CROWD AS SECURITY
CAMERAS HERE WERE ROLLING.
THE JEWELERS THAT
CATERS TO CELEBRITIES IS KNOWN FOR HIGH END
PRODUCTS, A JEWELER
FOR THE STARS, AND NOW THE SCENE OF A
DANGEROUS MULTIMILLION
DOLLAR HEIST. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>>UP NEXT, THE THRILLING NEW
ATTRACTION THAT
>>>FINALLY TONIGHT A NEW SKY HIGH
ATTRACTION IS DRAWING
THRILL SEEKERS TO TENNESSEE, AND IT’S
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF
HEART. HERE’S GADI SCHWARTZ.
>>HAVE A GREAT DAY.
>>Reporter: IN TENNESSEE SMOKY
MOUNTAINS, THIS WAS
THE BEST SEAT IN GATLINBURG FOR 65
YEARS.
BUT TODAY IT IS JUST THE WAY UP TO AN
ADVENTURE THAT IS
TAKING PEOPLES’ BREATH AWAY.
WELCOME TO THE
BRAND-NEW GATLINBURG SKY BRIDGE, THE
LONGEST PEDESTRIAN
SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN NORTH AMERICA.
AND RIGHT AROUND THE
MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE, THINGS GET PRETTY
INTERESTING.
HERE FEARS ARE CONQUERED.
>>YOU GOING TO GIVE
ME A HAND HERE? >>Reporter: A WALK OF
FAITH WHERE STRANGERS
WILL REACH FOR YOUR HAND.
>>YOU GOT IT.
>>OH, MY GOD. >>STAND ON THE GLASS
AND LET ME TAKE A
PICTURE. >>Reporter: OR ASK
YOU TO TAKE A PICTURE.
>>HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. >>Reporter: A PERFECT
SPOT TO REKINDLE 25
YEARS OF ROMANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF.
THERE WAS A TIME JUST
A FEW YEARS AGO WHERE THESE LUSH MOUNTAINS
VIEWS, THIS INCREDIBLE
GREEN LANDSCAPE, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN FURTHER
FROM ANYONE’S MIND.
IN 2016 FOREST FIRES RAVAGED THE FIRE SIDE
LEAVING THE OLD CHAIR
LIFT AND A HALF A CENTURY OF RUINS.
>>WE GOT THE WORD IT
WAS COMING OUR DIRECTION AND COMING
FAST, WE KNEW WE WERE
IN TROUBLE. >>Reporter: NOW BORN
OUT OF THE ASHES, AN
ASTONISHING LOOK, ONCE AGAIN INTRODUCING
GENERATIONS TO A VIEW
THAT’S DEFINED THIS THAT’S DEFINED THIS
CITY FOR DECADES.
GOT TODAY SWARTZ, NBC

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81 thoughts on “Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 26, 2019 | NBC Nightly News”

  • Pietro Jenkins says:

    The next G7 summit should NOT be held in Florida because some lifelong fraudster is just looking to trash the emolument rules and profit from the G7 leaders.

  • Its not a game changer if J&J upper CEO’s people aren’t charged and given jail and more, and Half a Billion dollars is chump change. Period.

  • Okay ,this great news means Ohio will probably get some $1.5bn from the opioid settlement.Ohio has been hit hard by the opioid crisis.

  • Lotta Sunshine says:

    I'm not sure I agree with the decision against Johnson and Johnson. People need to take responsibility for their drug abuse problems. It's going to get much harder for people in intolerable pain to get medication they need. I cry for the babies who were born addicted to drugs, but shouldn't the mothers be blamed for their suffering? I see pregnant women smoking and drinking. Should Smirnoff be held responsible if an infant is born with fetal alcohol syndrome?

  • The icing on the cake to a humiliating trip by Trump to France was his pathetic attempt to have Mar Largo host next year's meeting. 💸 is always on his mind. Fool.

  • Johnson and Johnson executives and family members should all be given painkillers so they become addicted and destroy their lives

  • Why is the state getting money for addicts dieing??? The state doesn't care in the first place they are just using it as an excuse to get money..

  • If only the money would be used for successful & compassionate rehabilitation centers to eradicate the nightmare their greed has created

  • I'm sorry, (not directed to offend anybody at NBC) but, BULLS##T ! If anyone should be "THE KINGPIN" of fueling the opiod epidemic it should be the Democratic left and their no concern whatsoever for the repercussions of their look the other way border policies that have been taking the lives of Americans for over FOUR DECADES!!!! This is just another anti-capitalistic scam by an ultra left socialistic regime targeting American companies anyway they can! This is the very type of thing they want to do to corporations in concern with "climate change"! By putting the iron thumb of autocratic control over everything! – LOLOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • arnold laughlin says:

    i am a part of that drug problem in a way i was robbied because of the drug problem an i got no justice i have to suffer because of the drug problem.i live in another country now.

  • Conjurer Woman says:

    DELUSIONAL CORRUPT, a CRIMINAL to the bone! Only he could suggest enriching himself by using his Golf Club for the next G7.

  • 🙏 Dear YT God please please upload an AWESOME video of Donald Trump being forced out of the White House by the FBI for me to watch when I wake up in the morning Thank you!
    Also thank you for the all the Taylor Swift videos
    AMEN

  • Jeanne Hartinger says:

    Unfortunately, the victims will never see the money. Remember the "Stella Award", Stella Liebeck. In 1992, Stella, then 79, spilled a cup of McDonald’s coffee onto her own lap, burning herself. A jury awarded her $2.9 million in damages. Large company lobbyists used her as an example for tort reform; limiting settlements. Well, the irony is Stella never saw a dime.

  • BAN JOHNSON AND JOHNSON!!!!! How many ways do they have to put all our lives at risk before we just outright BAN them?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USE THEIR FINES AS TAXES FOR HEALTHCARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerry Nightingale says:

    Soooo…J & J's 'Non Mea Culpa' wasn't an acceptable 'defense?' What a shocker!**"We can't be held responsible for making decisions for individuals" to which the Courtreplies "True enough…yet where did you think the doses of pills were going to that you made available? Enough doses for everyone in America to take 20-doses every 24-hrs? What is your answer to that…you didn't 'stockpile' the pills, you DISTRIBUTED THEM BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS!  UNDER THE LAW…IT'S CALLED 'AIDING AND ABETTING' IN AN ONGOING CONSPIRACY!  GUILTY!

  • An astounding statistic. More people have died in 2017 alone… due to opiod related issues, than all of the people who have died due to mass shootings in the United States (and get this) IN THE PAST 50 YEARS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    It's not guns that are killing Americans, it's what's coming over the border!!!!!

  • I keep saying let's all pitch in and get moving trucks sent to the White House and move Trump out and his administration can you imagine that

  • China will easily bankrupt the US in no time with such a clown at the wheel in the US. They only laugh at him like the rest of the world, except dumb people though. If every American was stupid they'd done it a long time ago.

  • John the surfer says:

    So let’s see entire place was burnt but now a lush forest….will be same thing in the amazon fire is natural LET IT BURN

  • We are truly a cancerous tumor quickly killing this wonder miracle of a home.. We are each guilty and only our children will face the real consequences.. 😔😔

  • Paulette Morgan says:

    Yes these greedy pharmaceutical companies must pay.It is not just Johnson and Johnson alone.Big pharm has been sticking it to people for too long.

  • That's right; spend billions on space programs that will go nowhere fast and nothing on the earth. We are getting what we deserve.

  • Lance Mclaughlin says:

    It's not Johnson n Johnson who caused the crisis. Omg they just need to blame someone to get money outta . Period

  • paxwallacejazz says:

    The loss of the Rainforest will accelerate the Dessertfication of the American SW and eminent depletion of most major U.S. acquafers. The dust bowl is coming soon to a country near you.

  • Johnson and Johnson net worth 337.1 Billion dollars.

    Gets a fine of less 1% of the company's worth. But it's big news ? Talk about a Win for J&J you taught them 😂

  • Trump will lose the trade war. China picked up trade partners along the silk road. China has Africa with billions of people to trade with. There are billions of people in China. The America media tell us any lie that makes America look good.

  • The view from Rocky Top or Charlie's Bunion is better than any bridge and fewer people, because they're a 2 day trip!

  • A specific steroid is the class action that needs to be implemented and it will happen..people who have been destroyed by it know what It is…Too many sheep lead by their "shepherds" speak up people..Its our lives and others bottom line…

  • I think doctors should be held responsible for the opioid addictions.. doctors no longer seek healing, they just write scripts for the pain

  • Hannah Kendall says:

    Is anyone thinking about the suicide attempts that will be happening on that new suspension bridge? Totally pessimistic thinking but,,, there is no protection. :/

  • So skank junky trailer trash takes pills while pregnant and her babies are born junkies and she sues the drug company and wins??? Only in America sheeple.

  • Kebir Ben Kaccem says:

    Ginsburg is a lady who should retire and watch flowers grow and play with children or read… really enough is Enough…. I feel sorry for her if all she loves to is work, work

  • Alyce Hawai’i GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD says:

    The Bible says, there will be lawlessness and love will grow cold, no care in this world

    Praying

  • Thieving lying Republican Kleptocracy politicians in Oklahoma trying to get money under false pretenses is not going to work … these parasites are used to robbing the poor … (-;

  • Broad daylight heist with no face cover. Truly bold. Stupid. I'll bet the Great Pros of old are shaking their heads at these amateurs.

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