Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 30, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 30, 2019 | NBC Nightly News



breaking news tonight the deadly workplace shooting inside a Walmart the gunman identified as a disgruntled employee opening fire at the store killing two co-workers a police officer saved by his bulletproof vest welcome get to tie her up tonight why police say they were especially prepared breaking news out of North Korea new word tonight of another missile launch the second in less than a week we'll have late details president Trump's explosive new comments on Baltimore he says residents there are living in hell and he claims many have thanked him for bringing attention to the city he called a rogen infested mess as Democrats hoping to run against him class tonight in their second presidential debate outrage at a major u.s. airport a noose found hanging at a baggage screening area two TSA agents suspended tonight and the double hurricane threat gaining strength tonight Al Roker is tracking it all this is NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt good evening another American workplace has been shattered by violence this time a Walmart in northern Mississippi where police say a former employee opened fire killing two store managers and hitting a police officer who was saved by his body armor the deadly rampage happening as the day began our Kristen Dahlgren has details the shots rang out just before 6:30 a.m. are you her shoppers and employees running for their lives at a Walmart just south of Memphis within minutes police shot and injured the suspect identified as recently suspended employee Martez Abram but not before store managers Anthony Brown and Brandon gales were killed people were doing the same thing that you and I do every day showing up for work in an attempt to provide for their families and they became victims of the senseless violent act one police officer was injured his vest saving him along with the fact the town's police force just underwent active shooter training there's no doubt that that training that they received two weeks ago save my today tonight Walmart offering its condolences I'm gonna be looking 180 degrees around this case something like that does happen again as another community grapples with violence and mourns Kristen Dahlgren NBC News there is more breaking news tonight word of another launch by North Korea Andrea Mitchell is in Washington with the latest Andrea what do we know unless you're US officials say North Korea appears to have fired at least two short-range Mystik missiles the second launch in a week the third since May only hours after the president bragged about his relationship with Kim jong-un saying we might be in a major war with North Korea right now if Hillary Clinton had been elected and the White House last week delivered photos to the North Koreans mementos of the president's meeting with Kim at the DMZ tonight Secretary of State Pompeo said on his way to Asia if the North Koreans are there he is confident they would meet Westar Andrea Mitchell tonight thanks now to president Trump's explosive new remarks about Baltimore the president saying residents are quote living in hell NBC's Jeff Bennett is in Baltimore for us tonight President Trump firing off another shot today in his ongoing battle against congressman Elijah Cummings and the city he represents those people are living in hell in Baltimore they're largely african-american words from the president that cut deep for people we talked to here the president today said that people who live in Baltimore are living in hell how does that make you feel they don't feel good you know it don't feel good at all and about this claim from the president have received more phone calls than I think on any other subject of people from Baltimore in other cities to roughly run by Democrats thanking me for getting involved we didn't hear much gratitude it really upsets me because that's not true I mean yeah we have four problems here in Baltimore but everybody has problems why do you think the president keeps attacking congressman Cummings because he's a head of the Oversight Committee others suspect different motives do you think President Trump is racist yes tonight we kept hearing the same offer that the president should come and see the city for himself we can invite him to come visit Maryland and then he can make his own assumptions he won't have to hear it for the news he'll be here himself president Trump says he's willing to visit Baltimore at the right time that could come in September that's when congressional Republicans are set to hold their annual policy retreat here Lester all right Jeff Bennett in Baltimore thanks it is make-or-break for the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls facing off tonight in Detroit in their second debate Kristen Welker is there that explains why this may be a less chance for some of the candidates tonight the stage is set and already fireworks we are the Democrats we are not about trying to take away health care from anyone what we're still watching for how sharp will the attacks get against frontrunner Joe Biden last time Kamala Harris stood out by taking aim at Biden do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose bussing in America Biden does not take the stage until tomorrow but he is already bracing for new attacks morally driven another big question who will grab the progressive mantle Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be on stage together for the first time I'm not against anyone Bernie and I have been friends forever and perhaps the biggest question for Democrats who is best positioned to be President Trump strategists say everyone will be pushing the electability argument tonight but president just today predicting who he thinks he'll face for most of the candidates on stage this moment could be do-or-die because they may not qualify for the next debate if they don't shine tonight West a big night in Detroit Kristin thank you tense moments today at the confirmation hearing for General John heighten president Trump's picked to be the country's second highest ranking military officer he's accused of sexually assaulting an army colonel today he responded to the allegation and his accuser was in the room let's get more now from NBC's Casey hunt tonight a forceful defense from General John heightened accused of sexual assault by a former top aide I want to state to you and to the American people in the strongest possible terms that these allegations are false sitting just feet behind him his accuser Army Colonel Catherine's blitzed Oh sir he lied about sexually assaulting me split Strasser didn't tell anyone about the alleged incident until President Trump nominated heightened to be vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that's when the Air Force launched an investigation and said they could not substantiate the accusation she told the New York Times that heightened went to her California hotel room in 2017 quote pulled her to him and kissed her on the lips and tried to force himself on her did that incident happen general that didn't that didn't ever happen the truth is that general Hayden is innocent of these charges Titans got backup from Republican senator martha mcsalley an Air Force veteran who previously alleged she was raped by a superior officer what do you say to his accuser I pray she finds a piece that she is looking for but you cannot do it by destroying another person somebody who had just almost been raped that evening I was just devastated as a human being but her emotional plea might not make a difference defense officials we've spoken to have said at this point there's no momentum for conducting any more investigations that even after today's hearing they consider this case closed at this point heightened seems on track to be confirmed this fall Lester all right Casey thank you and breaking news right now out of Minneapolis a Delta pilot arrested for allegedly showing up at the airport under the influence Tom Costello has late details in the story Tom what do we know here Lester good afternoon or good either sappin this morning when the Delta pilot showed up to fly the route from Minneapolis on to San Diego when he went to the TSA checkpoint the officers there thought that he looked or acted as if he was under the influence they had Minneapolis Airport police to a sobriety check and in fact he was found to be under the influence we can tell you the Delta a short time ago released a statement in it that Delta says it's alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry and that it has no tolerance for a violation the airline says is cooperating with Minneapolis authorities the FAA has a zero tolerance policy on anybody who is showing signs of being under the influence those passengers on the plane they found another pilot they flew on to San Diego Mustard's alright Tom with that breaking news thank you we're tracking a double threat in the tropics right now two hurricanes with Hawaii in the potential danger zone Al Roker is here al where's the threat headed Lester two hurricanes in the Pacific a major hurricane with Eric that one's gonna stayed in the south of Hawaii but the second one Flossie which is a category one the track of that will bring it somewhere around Hawaii early next week so we're gonna be watching that very closely in the Atlantic we've got an invest area 95 Elvis right now a 10 percent chance of development over the next five days but as it gets to the southeast of Florida could cause some problems strong storms firing up in the Northeast tonight more tomorrow afternoon airport delays from New England all the way down to Knoxville we'll be watching that carefully tomorrow as well Lester all right al thank you there are new developments in the case of two American teens under arrest in Italy in connection with the murder of a police officer investigators said today the officer was quote attacked immediately by the suspects after a droid deal went wrong and for the first time they revealed the murder weapon a commando knife authorities say the suspects brought from the US both of them remain behind bars tonight now to what's being called a cover-up a scathing new report says the Olympic Committee FBI and others failed to protect gymnasts from sexual abuse now lawmakers are trying to prevent it from ever happening again here's Blaine Alexander the FBI started looking into allegations of abuse by dr. Larry Nasser in July of 2015 but for more than a year 421 days the FBI the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics failed to act just one of the stunning new findings from an 18-month congressional investigation which found the USOC and USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuses by NASA they in effect covered up the massive predatory monster-like now lawmakers are introducing sweeping legislation to stop it from happening again the bill would make the USOC and the organizations that oversee each sport more liable for failing to protect athletes it would put more athletes in positions of power and give lawmakers the ability to dissolve the USOC board altogether the USOC says it applauds the proposed legislation but it's CEO raised concerns that in practice it could result in unintended consequences for athletes and in a statement USA Gymnastics said it has already made numerous changes to prevent abuse in the future NASA is now serving a life sentence after more than 300 young athletes accused him of abuse there are some amazing steps that are in this bill that will change the lives and safety of athletes and all of this comes at a crucial time for the sport less than a year away from the 2020 Olympics Lester all right Blaine thanks big trouble for one of the nation's largest credit card companies Capital One revealing personal data was stolen on some 100 million Americans one of the largest breaches ever NBC's Jolene Kent has what you can do to protect yourself what's in your wallet tonight many more could know what's in your wallet credit card giant Capital One disclosing a massive data breach hitting 100 million customers in the US officials say the suspect 33 year-old software engineer Paige Thompson allegedly stole customers addresses phone numbers birth dates and credit history linked to applications for credit cards from 2005 through early 2019 she was arrested by the FBI in Seattle on Monday after bragging about it online saying I've basically strapped myself with a bomb vest dropping capital ones Docs and admitting it Capital One insists no credit card numbers or login information was exposed but admits 140,000 social security numbers were put at risk cybersecurity experts say even if you're careful your personal data is in the hands of any company that stores information online so to better protect yourself freeze your credit with all three bureaus regularly check your credit on free monitoring sites and beware of phishing scams fraudulent people are bad actors will use this data to either email physical mail call you and try to get other data from you pretending to be an authority or a credit monitoring service as for Capital One the CEO says I sincerely apologize and I am committed to making it right Capital One says the issue in its system is now fixed and it will notify affected customers Lester all right Joleen Kent thank you a new firestorm is erupting over college admissions family is reportedly transferring legal guardianship of their children in order to get financial aid it's totally legal but there are critics who say it is unfair NBC's Ron Mott has details it works like this families some of whom live in million-dollar homes with incomes well into six figures go to court to have a legal guardian with fewer financial resources appointed for their college bound students giving them a better shot at qualifying for need-based financial aid and it's perfectly legal according to Pro Publica Illinois and The Wall Street Journal citing court records the tactic has been you most effectively dozens of times they were filed by one of two law firms and many of them use language in the petition such as the Guardian would provide educational and financial opportunities that the parents could not otherwise provide advocates of the legal maneuver argued that unlike the college admissions scandal which has led to multiple criminal convictions these students were fairly accepted and are looking for a way to pay for it as the annual cost of tuition and fees at the nation's colleges have skyrocketed rising more than 150 percent over the past two decades a bottom line increase of nearly thirty two thousand dollars a year on average they are absolutely cheating still some critics contend these families and their students should endure the appropriate pinch based on their resources this technique in particular is new and absolutely deserves everybody is sort of shocked and scorned another wave of controversy cascading down on college campuses money once again at the center Ron Mott NBC News Chicago we've got a lot more to tell you about as we can continue tonight including the shocking find inside the Miami Airport that now has some TSA agents suspended we're back now with the story of two TSA agents who've been suspended tonight after the discovery of an offensive and racist display at the Miami Airport there's Morgan Chesky inside a TSA work area in the Miami International Airport on display that tonight has two agents under investigation on News with two stuffed gorillas the intended message reportedly a joke highly racist TSA union representative Linda Jones this workforce is very diverse so I felt like that person must have some kind of psychological issues three officers stumbled upon it last week near a workspace where agents screen checked luggage in response the TSA calls it unacceptable saying it does not tolerate racist or offensive behavior and those found responsible will be held accountable for their actions the fine comes just weeks after ProPublica uncovered a secret border patrol Facebook group inside agents joked about migrant deaths and posted vulgar comments about Latino members of Congress today miami-dade Mayor Carlos Jimenez thanked the TSA they're quick action to identify those responsible and place them on leave adding our County has zero tolerance for racism and tonight as for those two TSA employees believed to be connected to this display we're told they remain on paid administrative leave until this investigation is complete Lester Morgan Chesky thanks still ahead as we continue this evening the end of the road for a historic place in America spotlight it is a tough week in the Detroit suburb of Warren Michigan as the candidates for president get ready to debate nearby the old GM transmission plant a mainstay for nearly 80 years is shutting down this week and many are asking what now here's Ann Thompson it's been a hard couple of weeks in Ghana Goodwin dies voice you hear the toll of GM's Warren transmission plant idling the president of 177 United Auto Workers who must now relocate to the GM plant anywhere in the country or lose jobs that pay up to $28 an hour plus benefits if the economy is doing so well won't it be easy to find another job for you and your members yes I could go out and I could get two or three jobs to make the wage that I make but then I have even less time with my family why would anybody want to do that the last transmission produced last week and already the ripple effect visible in the empty tables at David new lies Motor City Sports Bar and Grill is this something you plan for no not at all tough times for some but not all demolition contractor Derrick Buchanan worked 60 hours a week it's great tonight new su lie has no plans to turn on the democratic debate who's better for business the Tigers the Lions or presidential politics sports most definitely like many here he's focused on this fall's GM UAW contract talks that will determine if the warren plant is resurrected or truly part of this area's past Ann Thompson envies Warren Michigan that's nightly news I'm Lester Holt thank you for watching everyone and good night hey NBC News viewers thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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