Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 12, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT THE FBI RAIDING JEFFREY
EPSTEIN’S PRIVATE
ISLAND. AGENTS ON BOATS
SWARMING THE GROUNDS
AS THE MYSTERY OVER EPSTEIN’S DEATH
DEEPENS.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE WERE
SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES
AT THE JAIL WHERE HE WAS FOUND DEAD.
NEW DETAILS ABOUT HIS
FINAL MOMENTS, LEFT ALONE IN HIS CELL FOR
HOURS, AND QUESTIONS
SWIRLING WHY HE WAS TAKEN OFF SUICIDE
WATCH AND HOW WILL HIS
ACCUSERS GET JUSTICE. >>>NEW CHARGES
AGAINST THE FRIEND OF
THE DAYTON GUNMAN. >>>THE CRISIS
STRIKING THOUSANDS IN
ONE AMERICAN CITY, DANGEROUS LEVELS OF
LEAD FOUND IN THE
DRINKING WATER, PARENTS FEARING FOR
THEIR CHILDRENS’
SAFETY. >>I’M CONCERNED THAT
HIS BRAIN MIGHT NOT BE
ABLE TO THINK PAST A CERTAIN POINT.
>>WHAT OFFICIALS KNEW
AND WHEN AND WHY THEY’RE UNDER FIRE
TONIGHT.
>>>THE TOXIC INVASION PROVING FATAL FOR
DOGS, WHERE YOU SHOULD
NOT LET YOUR BEST FRIEND PLAY THIS
SUMMER.
>>>SHOCKING DISCOVERY, A PLANE
PASSENGER FINDING A
HIDDEN CAMERA IN THE FIRST CLASS BATHROOM.
HOW AUTHORITIES
FIGURED OUT WHO THEY SAY LEFT IT THERE.
>>>THE STUNNING
PERFORMANCE HAVING MANY ASKING IS SIMONE
BILES THE GREATEST OF
ALL TIME? >>Announcer: THIS IS
“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT. >>>GOOD EVENING
EVERYONE, SERIOUS
IRREGULARITIES. THAT’S HOW U.S.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
WILLIAM BARR IS FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTS
DESCRIBING THE
CIRCUMSTANCES BEHIND THE DEATH OF ACCUSED
SEX TRAFFICKER JEFFREY
EPSTEIN. EPSTEIN DIED OF
APPARENT SUICIDE ON
SATURDAY IN A FEDERAL LOCK UP.
WE HAVE NEW
INFORMATION ABOUT HIS FINAL HOURS, ALSO LATE
WORD THE FBI IS
SEARCHING HIS CARIBBEAN ESTATE.
STEPHANIE GOSK IS
JOINING US. YOU WENT TO THAT
ESTATE AT ONE POINT.
WHAT DO WE KNOW? >>WE KNOW THE FBI
SHOWED UP ON BOATS
ABOUT 10:30 IN THE MORNING, A TEAM
SEARCHING HIS ISLAND.
EVEN THOUGH JEFFREY EPSTEIN IS DEAD AND
THE TRIAL WILL NEVER
HAPPEN, IT’S AN UNMISTAKABLE MESSAGE
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE THIS ISN’T OVER.
>>Reporter: TODAY,
UNEXPECTED GUESTS SHOWED UP ON JEFFREY
EPSTEIN’S PRIVATE
CARIBBEAN ISLAND. A TEAM OF FBI AGENTS
RAIDED THE LUXURY
COMPOUND BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL VOWED
NOT TO LET UP ON THE
INVESTIGATION. >>LET ME ASSURE YOU
THAT THIS CASE WILL
CONTINUE ON AGAINST ANYONE WHO WAS
COMPLICIT WITH
EPSTEIN. >>Reporter: BARR ALSO
FIERCELY CRITICIZED
THE FEDERAL JAIL WHERE EPSTEIN WAS BEING
HELD.
>>WE ARE NOW LEARNING OF SERIOUS
IRREGULARITIES AT THIS
FACILITY THAT ARE DEEPLY CONCERNING.
>>Reporter: THE
66-YEAR-OLD WAS DISCOVERED CLOSE TO
DEATH EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING. ACCORDING TO AN
ADMINISTRATION
OFFICIAL FAMILIAR WITH THE FACTS, EPSTEIN HAD
NOT BEEN CHECKED ON
FOR A NUMBER OF HOURS. A VIOLATION OF
PROTOCOL WHICH
REQUIRES CHECKS ROUGHLY EVERY HALF
HOUR.
TODAY, THE PRISON UNION TELLING NBC NEWS
THE JAIL IS
UNDERSTAFFED, OFFICERS ARE OVERWORKED.
ON JULY 23rd, EPSTEIN
WAS PUT ON SUICIDE WATCH AFTER BEING
FOUND INJURED WITH
MARKS AROUND HIS NECK, TRIGGERING 24/7
MONITORING ACCORDING
TO MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES.
BUT ON OR ABOUT JULY
29th, THE SUICIDE WATCH WAS DROPPED.
A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH
THE CASE TELLS NBC NEWS ON AUGUST 9th,
THE DAY BEFORE HIS
DEATH, EPSTEIN’S CELL MATE WAS RELEASED AND
NOT REPLACED, ANOTHER
APPARENT VIOLATION OF PROTOCOL.
THAT SAME DAY,
EPSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS VISITED THE FACILITY,
ARGUING THAT THEIR
CLIENT WAS MENTALLY STABLE AND SHOULD BE
MOVED TO A LESS
RESTRICTIVE UNIT. EPSTEIN WASN’T MOVED.
HE HANGED HIMSELF THE
NEXT MORNING ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE LAW
ENFORCEMENT SOURCES,
MAKING THE DECISION TO DROP THE SUICIDE WATCH
ONE OF MANY QUESTIONS
IN THE INVESTIGATION. >>QUITE HARD TO KEEP
SOMEONE ALIVE IF
THEY’RE REALLY INTENT ON KILLING THEMSELVES.
THAT’S WHY WHATEVER
THAT WATCH STATUS IS BECOMES VERY
IMPORTANT.
>>Reporter: EPSTEIN MAY HAVE SLID PAST THE
EXPERTS, BUT
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL DETERMINED THE
STORY OF HIS ALLEGED
CRIMES GETS TOLD. STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>Reporter: I’M MIGUEL ALMAGUER.
THE CRIMINAL CASE
AGAINST JEFFREY EPSTEIN NEVER NAMED
ANOTHER DEFENDANT, BUT
HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH, NEW COURT
DOCUMENTS REVEALED THE
STUNNING ALLEGATION THAT THE FINANCIER AND
A FORMER MEMBER OF HIS
INNER CIRCLE MAXWELL ORDERED A TEENAGE GIRL
TO HAVE SEX WITH
POWERFUL MEN. >>IT STARTED WITH ONE
AND TRICKLED INTO TWO
AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.
>>Reporter: VIRGINIA
ROBERTS DUPREE CLAIMED MAXWELL RECRUITED AND
GROOMED HER AS A SEX
SLAVE FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS, INCLUDING
EPSTEIN.
>>THAT IS WHAT WE, THE PEOPLE, WANT.
>>Reporter: SEEN HERE
AT THE UN, MAXWELL WHO DENIED WRONG DOING AND
SETTLED OUT OF COURT
SETTLED OUT OF COURT WITH ROBERTS DUPREE.
TODAY THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL SAID ANY POSSIBLE ACCOMPLICE IS
UNDER INVESTIGATION.
>>ANY COCONSPIRATORS SHOULD NOT REST EASY.
THE VICTIMS DESERVE
JUSTICE, AND THEY WILL GET IT.
>>Reporter: AND
EPSTEIN’S ACCUSERS ARE FILING A BARRAGE OF
CIVIL LAWSUITS WITH
VAST ESTATES IN FLORIDA, NEW MEXICO,
NEW YORK, AND THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS. EPSTEIN WAS SAID TO BE
WORTH AT LEAST
$559 MILLION. MICHELLE SAYS SHE IS A
VICTIM.
>>MONEY WILL NEVER MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY,
AND IT WILL JUST LIVE
ON WITH ME FOREVER. >>Reporter: TONIGHT,
JEFFREY EPSTEIN MAY BE
DEAD, BUT HIS ACCUSERS STILL WANT THEIR DAY
IN COURT.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS.
>>IN THE WAKE OF
EPSTEIN’S DEATH IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR
PEOPLE TO SPREAD WILD
CONSPIRACY THEORIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AMONG
THEM, PRESIDENT TRUMP,
WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF FUELLING UNFOUNDED
CONSPIRACY CLAIMS.
WE GET MORE FROM NBC’S ANDREA MITCHELL.
>>Reporter: WITHIN
HOURS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S APPARENT
SUICIDE, PRESIDENT
TRUMP WAS RETWEETING A CONSPIRACY THEORY
LINKING BILL CLINTON
TO HIS DEATH. IT WAS IMMEDIATELY
PICKED UP BY RUSSIAN
STATE MEDIA GOING VIRAL.
A CLINTON SPOKESPERSON
CALLING THE TWEET RIDICULOUS AND NOT
TRUE, BUT A TOP TRUMP
ADVISER DEFENDING HIM. >>I THINK THE
PRESIDENT JUST WANTS
EVERYTHING TO BE INVESTIGATED.
>>Reporter: FOR THE
PRESIDENT, SEIZING ON A CONSPIRACY THEORY IS
PART OF A PATTERN.
HE LAUNCHED HIS POLITICAL CAREER WITH
A FALSE BIRTHER CLAIM
AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA.
>>HE MAY NOT HAVE
BEEN BORN IN THIS COUNTRY.
>>Reporter: IN 2016
THERE WAS A BIZARRE CLAIM THAT TED CRUZ’S
FATHER HAD BEEN
INVOLVED IN THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION.
>>THERE WAS A PICTURE
OF HIM AND CRAZY LEE HARVEY OSWALD HAVING
BREAKFAST.
>>Reporter: AND AFTER THE ELECTION THE FALSE
CHARGE THAT MILLIONS
IN CALIFORNIA HAVE VOTED ILLEGALLY FOR
HILLARY CLINTON.
>>THE SAME PERSON VOTES MANY TIMES.
YOU PROBABLY HEARD OF
THAT. >>Reporter: OTHER
EXAMPLES, THAT JUSTICE
SCALIA MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED, THAT
VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM,
AND THOUSANDS MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED IN NEW
JERSEY ON 9/11.
>>CERTAINLY TO ACCUSE EVEN BY IMPLICATION A
PREDECESSOR OF A
MURDER CONSPIRACY PUTS US IN A WHOLE
DIFFERENT REALM OF
REALITY. >>CLINTON AND TRUMP
HAD BOTH KNOWN EPSTEIN
AND TRUMP CRITICS COUNTERED BY BLAMING
MR. TRUMP ONLINE FOR
EPSTEIN’S DEATH. MARCO RUBIO CHIDED
BOTH SIDES FOR
SPREADING CONSPIRACY. BUT NO ONE DID IT WITH
AS BIG A MEGAPHONE AS
THE PRESIDENT. >>>THERE’S BREAKING
NEWS TONIGHT IN THE
INVESTIGATION OF THE MASS SHOOTING ATTACK
IN DAYTON, OHIO.
A FRIEND OF THE GUNMAN IS FACING FEDERAL
CHARGES.
OUR JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE
WILLIAMS IS IN
WASHINGTON WITH THE DETAILS.
>>Reporter: LESTER,
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY THIS FRIEND DID
NOT KNOW THAT THE
GUNMAN WAS PLANNING A MASS SHOOTING.
THE FRIEND,
24-YEAR-OLD ETHAN K
K
KOL K
K
K KOLLY COLLIE OF SUBYOU
ARE BAN DAYTON IS
CHARGED WITH LYING ABOUT DRUG USE WHEN HE
BOUGHT A HAND GUN OF
HIS OWN IN MAY. BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY
HE TOLD THEM HE BOUGHT
PART OF THE ASSAULT STYLE RIFLE, THE 100
ROUND MAGAZINE, AND
THE BODY ARMOR THE GUNMAN USED IN THE
SHOOTING ATTACK THAT
KILLED NINE PEOPLE. IN THIS NEW DETAIL,
COLLIE TOLD THE FBI HE
AND THE ATTACKER USED MARIJUANA AND LSD FOUR
OR FIVE TIMES A WEEK
IN 2014 AND 2015. THEY SAY COLLIE TOLD
THE AGENTS HE KEPT ALL
THIS IN HIS APARTMENT SO THE PARENTS
WOULDN’T KNOW BEFORE
IT WAS RETRIEVED SIX OR EIGHT WEEKS AGO.
>>>THERE’S GROWING
OUTRAGE TONIGHT IN NEW JERSEY’S LARGEST CITY.
LEAD FOUND IN THE
DRINKING WATER HAS THOUSANDS OF NEWARK
RESIDENTS LINING UP
FOR BOTTLED WATER AND WORRYING ABOUT THE
LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON
THEIR CHILDREN. RON ALLEN IS THERE.
>>Reporter: WORRIED
AND ANGRY ABOUT LEAD CONTAMINATION,
RESIDENTS OF NEWARK,
NEW JERSEY ARE DEMANDING BOTTLED
WATER AND ANSWERS.
>>IF YOU KNOW THE WATER IS GOING TO BE
MESSED UP ALL THIS
TIME, WHY WASN’T WE TOLD?
>>Reporter: THE CITY
GIVING WATER TO SOME RESIDENTS TODAY AFTER
THE ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY WARNED FRIDAY NIGHT IT
COULD NOT ASSURE THEIR
HEALTH IS FULLY PROTECTED.
NEW TESTS REVEALING
WATER FILTERS ISSUED BY THE CITY LAST YEAR
AMID ELEVATED LEAD
LEVELS MAY NOT BE RELIABLY EFFECTIVE.
>>I’M UPSET.
I’M ANGRY. >>Reporter: THIS
WOMAN SAYS HER SON
AGE FIVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR LEAD.
>>I’M CONCERNED HIS
BRAIN MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO THINK PAST A
CERTAIN POINT.
>>Reporter: WHILE SHE ADMITS SHE CAN’T PROVE
A CONNECTION, EXPERTS
SAY NO LEVEL OF LEAD IN WATER IS SAFE.
THE ISSUE EXPLODING IN
2016 WHEN LEAD WAS DISCOVERED IN THE
WATER IN 30 SCHOOL
BUILDINGS. >>THE WATER IN NEWARK
IS SAFE AND DRINKABLE.
>>Reporter: RESIDENTS WERE SKEPTICAL THEN,
SOME DRAWING
COMPARISONS TO THE CRISIS IN FLINT,
MICHIGAN.
LATE TODAY THE CITY SAID TESTING WILL
CONTINUE, AND OUT OF
ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, THE CITY IS NOTIFYING
RESIDENTS NA SOME
FILTERS MAY NOT BE WORKING AS EXPECTED.
THE MAYOR IS URGING
RESIDENTS TO LET THEIR WATER RUN FOR FIVE
MINUTES BEFORE USING
IT. EVETTE JORDAN SAYS HER
HOME TESTED THREE
TIMES THE FEDERAL LIMIT FOR LEAD.
SHE LEADS A GROUP OF
RESIDENTS SUING THE CITY.
>>AS AN EDUCATOR,
PARENT, WIFE, RESIDENT OF NEWARK, I’M
EXTREMELY UPSET.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT RESIDENTS OF AN
AMERICAN CITY WORRIED
ABOUT WHAT’S IN THE WATER.
TONIGHT CITY OFFICIALS
INSIST THE TESTS SHOW THE LEAD PROBLEM IS
NOT THAT WIDESPREAD,
IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MUCH LONGER THE RESIDENTS
OF THIS LARGELY
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITY WILL NEED BOTTLED
WATER.
>>>THERE’S BREAKING NEWS THIS EVENING ON
IMMIGRATION.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOW
IMPOSING NEW RULES ON
IMMIGRANTS HERE LEGALLY.
NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER
IS AT THE PRESIDENT’S RESORT IN NEW JERSEY
WHERE HE IS
VACATIONING. KRISTEN, THERE’S ALSO
SOME BACKLASH TO THIS
MOVE TONIGHT. TELL US ABOUT IT.
>>Reporter: LESTER,
THAT’S RIGHT. THAT BACKLASH IS
COMING AFTER THE
ACTING DIRECTOR OF CITIZENSHIP AND
IMMIGRATION SERVICE
ANNOUNCED THAT CONTROVERSIAL
IMMIGRATION RULE THAT
LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO RELY ON PUBLIC
BENEFITS LIKE
MEDICAID, FOOD STAMPS, OR HOUSING ASSISTANCE
COULD HAVE A TOUGHER
TIME OBTAINING A GREEN CARD OR U.S.
CITIZENSHIP.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEES IT
AS A WAY TO BRING IN
MORE HIGHLY SKILLED AND WEALTHY IMMIGRANTS
TO THE U.S.
THE CITIZENSHIP CHIEF SAID IT’S ABOUT
ENSURING THE
IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE HERE ARE ABLE TO
SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND
TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN AMERICA.
OPPONENTS TO THE NEW
RULE SAY IT’S PUNISHING THE POOR AND
STOKING FEAR IN
IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES. >>KRISTEN WELKER
TRAVELING WITH THE
PRESIDENT. THANKS.
>>>TO THE GROWING
MYSTERY TONIGHT IN RUSSIA AFTER A DEADLY
ACCIDENT THAT U.S.
OFFICIALS SUSPECT INVOLVED A NUCLEAR
POWERED WEAPON.
AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN THIS
EVENING ABOUT IT.
BILL NEELY HAS LATE DETAILS.
>>Reporter: BURIED
TODAY, FIVE NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS, DESCRIBED
AS THE ELITE OF
RUSSIA’S NUCLEAR TEST SITE, KILLED WITH
OTHERS WHILE A SMALL
NUCLEAR REACTOR EXPLODED.
THEY WERE TESTING AN
ENGINE, A WEAPON PRESIDENT PUTIN
BOASTED ABOUT LAST
YEAR, CAPABLE OF OUTSMARTING AMERICAN
DEFENSES.
RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY RADIATION LEVELS
SPIKED TO 20 TIMES
NORMAL LEVELS. PEOPLE IN NEARBY
CITIES STOCKED UP ON
IODINE TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION.
PRESIDENT TRUMP
TWEETING TONIGHT THE U.S. IS LEARNING MUCH
FROM THE FAILED
MISSILE EXPLOSION WHICH HAS PEOPLE
WORRIED ABOUT THE AIR
THERE AND FAR BEYOND. INITIALLY, THOUGH,
MOSCOW HAS DENIED A
LEAK AS IT DID COVERING UP THE
CHERNOBYL BLAST 35
YEARS AGO. THE WORLD’S WORST
NUCLEAR ACCIDENT.
THIS BLAST LAST WEEK ISN’T ON THE SAME
SCALE, BUT MOSCOW
CAN’T HIDE AN EMBARRASSING SET BACK
TO A WEAPON RUSSIA
SEES AS CRITICAL IN ITS NEW ARMS RACE WITH
THE U.S.
ONE AMERICAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST TOLD ME
TONIGHT THIS NEW
CRUISE MISSILE MIGHT NEVER WORK.
U.S. INTELLIGENCE
OFFICIALS NOW ANALYZING IT’S NOT
LIKELY AND THAT THE
RADIATION LEAK IS OVER.
LESTER.
>>BILL, THANK YOU. >>>NEXT TONIGHT THE
CHAOS THAT HAS
CRIPPLED A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
HUB.
HUNDREDS OF PRO-DEMOCRACY
PROTESTERS FLOODING
HONG KONG’S AIRPORT FORCING OVER 150
FLIGHTS TO BE
CANCELLED. THE CROWDS WERE ANGRY
AFTER POLICE EARLIER
SHOT TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS
INJURING PROTESTERS AT
ANOTHER LOCATION. CHINESE OFFICIALS HAVE
BLASTED THE PROTEST
AS, QUOTE, THE FIRST SIGNS OF TERRORISM.
>>>A NEW DEVELOPMENT,
IN A STORY WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING.
THE FAMILY OF A TEEN
WHILE TRAPPED IN A MINIVAN WHILE CALLING
911 TWICE IS SUING
ALLEGING HIS DESPERATE CALLS FOR HELP WERE
MISHANDLED.
WE GET MORE FROM NBC’S JOE FRYER.
>>Reporter: 16 MONTHS
AFTER KYLE PLUSH DIED WHEN HE BECAME TRAPPED
IN HIS MINIVAN, HIS
FAMILY IS FILING A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT
AGAINST THE CITY OF
CINCINNATI. >>IT’S STILL HARD TO
BELIEVE THAT THIS
HAPPENED. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE
THAT THIS IS OUR
LIVES. >>Reporter: WHEN
16-YEAR-OLD KYLE WAS
PINNED DOWN BY THE VAN’S THIRD ROW SEAT,
HE USED VOICE COMMANDS
TO TWICE ALL 911 ON THE CELL PHONE IN HIS
POCKET.
>>I’M STUCK IN MY VAN OUTSIDE THE SEVEN
HILLS HOTEL PARKING
LOT. >>Reporter: THE
FAMILY’S LAWSUIT
ALLEGES THE DISPATCHER FAILED TO SHARE
DETAILS OF THE
LOCATION. POLICE WERE SENT
INSTEAD OF FIRE AND
RESCUE. THE CITY SAYS THE
RESPONDING OFFICERS
SEARCHED THE PARKING LOT BUT NEVER LEFT
THEIR CAR.
>>THEY WERE DELIBERATELY
INDIFFERENT TO KYLE’S
SAFETY, AND THE OFFICERS KNEW THAT HE
WAS AT RISK.
>>Reporter: INVESTIGATIONS BY THE
CITY EXONERATED THE
CALL TAKERS AND OFFICERS.
TODAY THE POLICE UNION
SAID THE OFFICERS INVOLVED DID NOT
RECEIVE SUFFICIENT
INFORMATION TO SURMISE A LIFE WAS IN DANGER.
THE CITY SAYS IT CAN’T
COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT BUT THAT IT HAS MADE
CHANGES TO ITS 911
SYSTEM. THE PLUSH FAMILY SAYS
MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE.
>>THIS IS A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION.
YOU KNOW, WE’RE
PLAYING WITH PEOPLES’ LIVES.
>>Reporter: KYLE’S
MOM STILL HAS NOT LISTENED TO HER SON’S
FINAL 911 CALL.
>>I PROBABLY DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT.
JUST TELL MY MOM THAT
I LOVE HER IF I DIE. THIS IS NOT A JOKE.
>>Reporter: HIS
PARENTS HOPE WHAT HAPPENED TO KYLE NEVER
HAPPENS AGAIN.
JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS. >>>THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION MOVED
TO MAKE THE MOST SWEEPING CHANGES IN
DECADES TO HOW THE
ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT IS ENFORCED.
THE OVER HALL WOULD
WEAKEN A NUMBER OF PROTECTIONS AND ALLOW
THE GOVERNMENT TO
CONSIDER THE PRICETAG FOR SAVING A SPECIES
WHICH SOME CRITICS SAY
COULD ALLOW MORE DRILLING IN THEIR
HABITATS.
>>>WE’VE GOT A LOT MORE TO TELL YOU ABOUT
TONIGHT, INCLUDING THE
NEW WARNING THAT EVERYONE WITH A DOG
SHOULD HEAR, THE
GROWING DANGER IN THE WATER THIS SUMMER.
SOME FAMILIES SAY THEY
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE.
>>>ALSO THE CAMERA
FOUND HIDDEN IN THE BATHROOM ON A UNITED
AIRLINES FLIGHT, HOW
POLICE SAY THEY FOUND >>>ALL RIGHT.
WE’RE BACK NOW WITH
THAT WARNING FOR DOG OWNERS ABOUT A
POTENTIALLY LETHAL
DANGER LURKING IN THE WATER IN MANY PLACES
THIS SUMMER.
KERRY SANDERS HAVE THE ALERT.
>>Reporter: IN THE
SUMMER HEAT, NOTHING MORE INVITING THAN
REFRESHING LAKE WATER.
BUT IN TEXAS, GEORGIA, TENNESSEE, AND NORTH
CAROLINA, MULTIPLE
REPORTS FROM DOG OWNERS THAT THEIR PETS
DIED AFTER COMING INTO
CONTACT WITH BLUE-GREEN ALGAE.
>>IF WE HAD KNOWN —
>>Reporter: CLAIR HAD HARPER SINCE SHE WAS A
PUPPY.
SHE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY 30 MINUTES AFTER
BEING IN THE WATER,
HER BEST FRIEND WAS DYING.
>>SHE WAS STRUGGLING
TO BREATHE. SO, WE TAKE HER TO THE
VET.
TEN MINUTES AFTER WE GOT THERE, THEY TOLD
ME THAT YOUR BABY IS
NOT DOING GOOD. WE HAVE TO GIVE HER
CPR, AND SHE DIED
SHORTLY AFTER THAT. >>Reporter: SOME
OWNERS BELIEVE THEIR
DOGS DIED AFTER LICKING THEIR FUR
WHICH HAD BEEN SOAKED
WITH THE TOXINS OF THAT BLUE-GREEN ALGAE.
THE PROBLEM IS MORE
ACUTE IN THE SOUTH IN SUMMER BECAUSE ALGAE
BLOOMS IN THE HEAT ARE
MORE COMMON. IN SOME CASES THE
WARNINGS COME AS WORD
OF MOUTH. >>THIS LADY IS LIKE
DON’T PUT YOUR DOGS IN
THE WATER. THEY’RE PASSING AWAY.
I’M LIKE WAIT, WHAT?
>>Reporter: VETERINARIANS SAY
THEY’RE HELPLESS.
DOC, IS THERE AN ANECDOTE?
>>I’M SO SORRY TO
SAY, NO. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
IN THE SOUTH A
WARNING, YOUR DOG’S DIP IN THE LAKE MIGHT
BE DEADLY.
KERRY SANDERS, NBC NEWS.
>>QUITE TROUBLING.
>>>WE’RE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH THAT
CAMERA FOUND HIDDEN IN
THE BATHROOM OF UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT.
WHO AUTHORITIES SAY
PUT IT THERE. >>>WE’RE BACK NOW TO
TELL YOU ABOUT THE
SHOCKING DISCOVERY ON BOARD A PLANE.
A HIDDEN CAMERA FOUND
INSIDE A PLANE’S BATHROOM BY A
PASSENGER.
MORGAN CHESKY EXPLAINS HOW POLICE WERE ABLE
TO IDENTIFY THE MAN
THEY THINK PLACED IT THERE.
>>Reporter: IT WAS
THE SPRING TRIP THAT TOOK A SCARY TURN AT
MORE THAN 30,000 FEET
WHEN A WOMAN ON BOARD A UNITED AIRLINES
FLIGHT FROM SAN DIEGO
TO HOUSTON HEADED TO THE FIRST CLASS
BATHROOM.
IN COURT DOCUMENTS SHE DESCRIBED SEEING AN
ITEM WITH A BLUE
BLINKING LIGHT HANGING NEAR THE CABINET AND
WALL AREA CLOSE TO A
DOOR HINGE. SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
ODD, SO SHE GAVE IT TO
THE FLIGHT CREW. AUTHORITIES LATER
CONFIRMED THE DEVICE
WAS A HIDDEN CAMERA THAT BEEN USED BEFORE,
CAPTURING TWO OTHER
WOMEN ON AN EMIRATES FLIGHT.
FOOTAGE NEVER SHOWED
THE SUSPECT’S FACE. THEY TURNED TO AIRPORT
SURVEILLANCE TO ZERO
IN ON WHAT THEY COULD SEE.
A BLUE SHIRT, JEANS,
AND BLACK TENNIS SHOES.
THEY MATCHED MORE ON
BOARD. HE’S IDENTIFIED AS
CHOON PING LEE.
LEE’S PUBLIC DEFENDER DECLINED TO COMMENT.
TONIGHT HE REMAINS IN
CUSTODY FACING UP TO A YEAR IN PRISON IF
CONVICTED. NEWS.
>>CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT SHE’LL DO AT THE
OLYMPICS NEXT YEAR.
THAT’S “NIGHTLY NEWS” FOR THIS MONDAY.
I’M LESTER HOLT.
FROM ALL OF US AT NBC

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