Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 16, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 16, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, CHAOS AT AIRPORTS NATIONWIDE,
MAJOR DELAYS, MASSIVE
LINES, THOUSANDS OF FRUSTRATED TRAVELERS
MOVING AT A CRAWL
AFTER CUSTOMS SYSTEMS CRASHED ACROSS THE
COUNTRY.
WE HAVE LATE DETAILS. >>>ALSO BREAKING, THE
OFFICIAL CAUSE OF
JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH REVEALED.
FOR THE FIRST TIME,
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CONFIRMING THE ACCUSED
SEX TRAFFICKER AND
MULTIMILLIONAIRE DIED BY SUICIDE, HANGING
HIMSELF IN HIS JAIL
CELL. TONIGHT THE MANY
QUESTIONS STILL
UNANSWERED. >>>THE MAJOR SCARE IN
THE NEW YORK SUBWAY,
THE BOMB SQUAD RESPONDING AFTER
MULTIPLE DEVICES
WREAKED HAVOC AT THE HEIGHT OF RUSH HOUR,
TONIGHT THE URGENT
SEARCH FOR THIS MAN. >>>NEW TONIGHT, WHAT
INVESTIGATORS JUST
LEARNED ABOUT DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S PLANE
CRASH, THAT PLANE
BOUNCING TWICE ON THE RUNWAY, BURSTING INTO
AN INFERNO.
THE NASCAR LEGEND AND HIS FAMILY
MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPING
WITHOUT INJURY. >>>NBC NEWS
INVESTIGATES, VETERANS
WHO SAY THE VA IS STIFFING THEM ON
MEDICAL BILLS.
>>IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU
THOUGHT THAT THEY
WOULD BE DRIVEN INTO BANKRUPTCY?
>>>AND THREE DAYS OF
PEACE AND MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION.
50 YEARS SINCE
WOODSTOCK. >>Announcer: THIS IS
“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT. >>>GOOD EVENING I’M
PETER ALEXANDER IN FOR
LESTER. BREAKING THIS EVENING,
THOUSANDS OF
FRUSTRATED TRAVELERS AT AIRPORTS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY FACING SERIOUS
DISRUPTIONS AND LONG LINES AS THE CUSTOMS
COMPUTER SYSTEM HAS
CRASHED NATIONWIDE. THE CHAOS ERUPTING
RIGHT AT THE HEART OF
THE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON WITH FLIERS
RETURNING AFTER LONG
FLIGHTS LEFT WAITING FOR HOURS WITH FEW
ANSWERS.
WE GET LATE DETAILS THIS EVENING FROM RON
ALLEN.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT MOUNTING FRUSTRATION
AT AIRPORTS COAST TO
COAST. >>THIS IS CRAZY.
I’VE BEEN HERE THREE
HOURS. I’VE NEVER WAITED AND
I’M AN AMERICAN.
>>I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN I WENT
TO THE PARKING AND IT
WAS REALLY PACKED. >>Reporter: A
NATIONWIDE OUTAGE OF
THE CUSTOMS SYSTEM LEAVING TRAVELERS
STUCK WAITING.
FROM WASHINGTON’S TO JFK IN NEW YORK TO
DALLAS, CROWDS OF
ANXIOUS FLIERS LEFT WITH FEW ANSWERS, SOME
PEOPLE CHOOSING TO SIT
OUT THE MESS. IN A STATEMENT U.S.
CUSTOMS AND BORDER
PROTECTION SAYING IT IS EXPERIENCING A
TEMPORARY OUTAGE WITH
ITS PROCESSING SYSTEM AT VARIOUS AIRPORTS OF
ENTRY AND IS TAKING
IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ADDRESS THE TECHNOLOGY
DISRUPTION.
THE AGENCY ADDING CPB OFFICERS CONTINUE TO
PROCESS INTERNATIONAL
TRAVELLERS WITH ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES
UNTIL SYSTEMS ARE BACK
ONLINE. PASSENGERS HOPING FOR
A BETTER START TO THE
WEEKEND. CUSTOMS OFFICIALS SAY
THAT SLOWLY ACROSS THE
COUNTRY THEIR SYSTEMS ARE COMING BACK TO
NORMAL, BUT HERE IN
PHILADELPHIA THINGS ARE PRETTY CHAOTIC
WITH LONG LINES
SNAKING THEIR WAY AROUND THE AIRPORT.
SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS
THERE IS NO INDICATION OF TERRORISM OR
HACKING, BUT IT’S
STILL A HUGE DISRUPTION DURING THIS
BUSY SUMMER TRAVEL
SEASON. PETER.
>>RON ALLEN ON THE
GROUND FOR US IN PHILADELPHIA.
RON, THANK YOU.
>>>THERE IS MORE BREAKING NEWS LATE
TODAY.
THE NEW YORK MEDICAL EXAMINER RULED THAT
ACCUSED SEX TRAFFICKER
JEFFREY EPSTEIN TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
THAT HIGHLY
ANTICIPATED REPORT PUTTING TO REST ONE
KEY QUESTION, BUT
LEAVING MANY MORE UNANSWERED.
NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK
EXPLAINS. >>Reporter: AFTER A
WEEK RIPE WITH
SPECULATION, AN OFFICIAL CAUSE OF
DEATH FROM NEW YORK
CITY’S MEDICAL EXAMINER, SUICIDE BY
HANGING, KNOCKING DOWN
CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT ACCUSED SEX
TRAFFICKER JEFFREY
EPSTEIN MAY HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF FOUL
PLAY.
MULTIPLE SOURCES BRIEFED ON THE CASE
SAY EPSTEIN HANGED
HIMSELF WITH A BED SHEET.
THE AUTOPSY SENSITIVE,
HIS LEGAL TEAM BROUGHT IN THEIR OWN MEDICAL
EXAMINER TO OBSERVE.
THERE ARE STILL UNANSWERED QUESTIONS,
AMONG THEM WHY IT
APPEARS EPSTEIN HADN’T BEEN CHECKED FOR HOURS
ACCORDING TO AN
ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL.
INVESTIGATORS WANT TO
KNOW IF GUARDS WERE ASLEEP ON THE JOB.
THEY’RE COMPARING
SECURITY VIDEO WITH THE LOGBOOKS.
LAST MONTH EPSTEIN WAS
FOUND INJURED IN HIS CELL.
HIS CELL MATE, A
FORMER POLICE OFFICER FACING UNRELATED
MURDER CHARGES WAS
CLEARED OF ANY WRONG DOING ACCORDING TO HIS
LAWYER AND SOMEONE
FAMILIAR WITH THE CASE.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SOURCES SAY EPSTEIN WAS PUT ON SUICIDE
WATCH FOLLOWING THE
INCIDENT BUT THEN TAKEN OFF ROUGHLY SIX
DAYS LATER.
BOTH THE FBI AND INSPECTOR GENERAL ARE
INVESTIGATING.
MEANWHILE, ACCUSERS CONTINUE MOVING
FORWARD WITH THE LEGAL
BATTLE. A THIRD LAWSUIT WAS
FILED TODAY.
THE TARGET, EPSTEIN’S VAST FORTUNE.
>>STEPHANIE IS HERE
WITH US NOW. STEPH, WHERE DO WE
STAND WITH THE
INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF
EPSTEIN’S DEATH?
>>A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE CASE SAYS
THAT INVESTIGATORS
HAVEN’T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
QUESTION EVERYONE THEY
WANT TO BECAUSE THE PRISON UNION HAS BEEN
STANDING IN THE WAY.
IT’S SLOWING DOWN THE PROCESS TO DETERMINE
WHY ONE OF THE MOST
HIGH-PROFILE INMATES IN THE SYSTEM WASN’T
WATCHED MORE CLOSELY.
>>A LOT OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED
TONIGHT.
STEPHANIE, THANK YOU. NICE TO SEE YOU HEAR.
>>>THERE IS MORE
BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. TWO OFFICERS SHOT AND
WOUNDED IN MISSOURI
WHILE SERVING AN EVICTION NOTICE.
IT LED TO A STAND OFF
THAT JUST ENDED MOMENTS AGO THAT COMES
JUST TWO DAYS AFTER
THAT POLICE SHOOT OUT AND STAND OFF IN
PHILADELPHIA.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE TONIGHT.
>>ONE OFFICER DOWN.
HIT. >>Reporter: THE CALL
FOR HELP CAME AFTER
TWO OFFICERS WERE SHOT BY A GUNMAN IN RURAL
MISSOURI.
AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE AMBUSHED WHILE
SERVING AN EVICTION
NOTICE TWO HOURS OUTSIDE SPRINGFIELD.
>>HE’S ARMED WITH AT
LEAST A COUPLE HAND GUNS, AN AK-STYLE
RIFLE, AND A SHOTGUN.
>>Reporter: WITH THE SUSPECT ENGAGING
POLICE IN A DANGEROUS
ARMS STAND OFF, THE WOUNDED OFFICERS WERE
RUSHED TO TRAUMA
CENTERS. THE SHOOTING IS JUST
THE LATEST IN A DEADLY
WEEK FOR OFFICERS ON DUTY.
IN PHILADELPHIA, SIX
WERE WOUNDED BY A SUSPECT WITH A LENGTHY
CRIMINAL HISTORY IN A
BLOODY STAND OFF THAT LASTED NEARLY EIGHT
HOURS.
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, A HIGHWAY
PATROL OFFICER WAS
KILLED AFTER A MOTORIST OPENED FIRE
ON A BUSY ROAD WITH A
SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE. ACROSS THE COUNTRY
THIS YEAR AT LEAST 30
OFFICERS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY GUNFIRE.
>>IT’S DISGUSTING AND
WE’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
WE NEED TO DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT QUICKLY.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE REAL LIFE DANGER OFFICERS FACE EVERY
DAY AFTER A DEADLY
WEEK BEHIND THE BADGE. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS.
>>>HERE IN NEW YORK A BOMB SCARE CAUSED A
BIG DISRUPTION DURING
RUSH HOUR. TONIGHT POLICE ARE
URGENTLY SEARCHING FOR
A MAN SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHO
THEY BELIEVE LEFT THE
SUSPICIOUS DEVICES. NBC’S CATHY PARK HAS
THE LATE DETAILS.
>>Reporter: MANHATTAN ON LOCKDOWN THIS
MORNING, THE BOMB
SQUAD RESPONDING TO SUSPICIOUS ITEMS
INSIDE THE SUBWAY
STATION. >>IT WAS PANIC,
PANDEMONIUM.
>>Reporter: THE DISCOVERIES WERE MADE
DURING THE HEIGHT OF
THE MORNING RUSH INSIDE THIS BUSY TRAIN
STATION WHICH AVERAGES
MORE THAN 92,000 RIDERS EACH DAY.
THOUSANDS FORCED TO
EVACUATE, AUTHORITIES NARROWING IN ON THESE
ABANDONED RICE
COOKERS. >>I DON’T KNOW WHAT
THE DELIBERATE ACT IS,
WHETHER IT WAS TO CREATE FEAR AND ALARM
ON THE PART OF THE
PUBLIC OR WHETHER HE WAS DISCARDING ITEMS
THAT HE WAS NO LONGER
INTERESTED IN. >>Reporter: LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
TELL NBC NEWS THEY WERE LEFT BY LARRY
GRIFFIN OF WEST
VIRGINIA, A PERSON OF INTEREST THEY’RE STILL
TRYING TO FIND, WITH A
HISTORY OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
INVESTIGATORS ARE
LOOKING INTO A THIRD RICE COOKER THEY FOUND
TWO BLOCKS AWAY, JUST
BLOCKS FROM A 2016 EXPLOSION IN MANHATTAN
CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD
WHERE A HOMEMADE BOMB INJURED DOZENS.
>>THIS IS AN AREA
THAT BRINGS OUT A LOT OF EMOTION.
>>Reporter: WHILE
AUTHORITIES DESCRIBE’S TODAY’S INCIDENT AS A
HOAX, AMERICANS ARE ON
ALERT. >>>INVESTIGATORS ARE
NOW REVEALING NEW
DETAILS ABOUT THE HARD LANDING THAT CAUSED
THAT PLANE CARRYING
NASCAR LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND
HIS FAMILY TO BURST
INTO FLAMES ALONG A TENNESSEE HIGHWAY.
NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ
HAS THE LATEST. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS
ARE ON THE SCENE OF THE FIERY PLANE CRASH
IN RURAL TENNESSEE
TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED IT TO LOSE
CONTROL WITH NASCAR
LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND HIS FAMILY
INSIDE.
>>THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED AT LEAST TWICE
BEFORE COMING DOWN
HARD ON THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR.
>>Reporter: THEY’RE
ANALYZING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND THE COCKPIT
VOICE RECORDER.
THE SMALL CESSNA HAD JUST LANDED THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AT THIS
AIRPORT NEAR BRISTOL. >>THE AIRPLANE WENT
OFF THE RUNWAY.
I NEED YOU TO ROLL EVERYTHING YOU CAN.
>>Reporter: THE PLANE
ROLLED OFF THAT RUNWAY AND TOUR THROUGH THE
FENCE BEFORE ENDING UP
ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AND BURSTING
INTO FLAMES.
IF THE FENCE HAD WRAPPED ITSELF AROUND
THE PLANE’S DOOR, IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH HARDER TO ESCAPE.
REMARKABLY, EARNHARDT
JR., HIS WIFE AMY, ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER
ISLA, THEIR FAMILY
DOG, AND TWO PILOTS ALL SURVIVED.
>>YOU DON’T OFTEN GET
TO HAVE STORIES WHERE NEWS IS GOOD, AND THIS
NEWS IS AS GOOD AS IT
CAN BE. >>Reporter:
EYEWITNESSES SAY THEY
MADE A DRAMATIC MISTAKE.
>>ONCE IT WAS
ENGULFED, THE FLAMES WERE A GOOD 15, 20
FEET HIGH.
>>Reporter: IN 2001 DALE EARNHARDT SENIOR
DIED WHEN HE CRASHED
AT THE DAYTONA 500. HIS SON, DALE JR.,
WOULD GO ON TO WIN
THAT RACE TWICE AND RETIRE IN 2017 AFTER A
CONCUSSION SIDELINED
HIM. HIS SISTER THANKING
RACE FANS EVERYWHERE
FOR THE OVERWHELMING SUM PORT.
EARNHARDT JR. IS A
SPORTS ANALYST. IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT
HE PLANS TO TAKE THE
WEEKEND OFF TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS FAMILY
BUT HOPES TO BE BACK
IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH NEXT MONTH.
PETER.
>>SO GLAD THEY’RE ALL SAFE.
GABE, THANK YOU VERY
MUCH. >>>ISRAEL REVERSED
COURSE TODAY SAYING
ONE OF TWO MUSLIM CONGRESSWOMEN BANNED
FROM THE COUNTRY
JUST YESTERDAY WOULD BE ALLOWED IN TO VISIT
HER GRANDMOTHER.
BUT TONIGHT CONGRESSWOMAN RASHIDA
TLAIB EXPLAINS WHY SHE
IS REFUSING THE OFFER. >>Reporter: SHE’S
REJECTING THE OFFER TO
ALLOW HER INTO THE COUNTRY TO VISIT HER
90-YEAR-OLD
GRANDMOTHER IN THE WEST BANK ON
HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS.
TLAIB WRITING I HAVE DECIDED THAT VISITING
MY GRANDMOTHER UNDER
THESE OPPRESSIVE CONDITIONS STANDS
AGAINST EVERYTHING I
BELIEVE IN. >>THIS IS THE COUNTRY
THAT MADE A HUGE ERROR
AT THE AT LEAST. >>Reporter: ON
THURSDAY ISRAEL
ANNOUNCED TLAIB AND ILHAN OMAR WERE DENIED
ENTRY UNDER ISRAELI
LAW BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT A
CONTROVERSIAL BOYCOTT
OF ISRAEL. ISRAEL’S INITIAL BAN
CAME JUST HOURS AFTER
PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSURED THE ISRAELIS
TO BLOCK THE VISIT.
>>I DON’T ENCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE.
THEY’VE SAID SOME OF
THE WORST THINGS I’VE EVER HEARD SAID ABOUT
ISRAEL, SO HOW CAN
ISRAEL SAY OH, WELCOME?
>>Reporter: TODAY
OMAR PRAISING TLAIB FOR NOT GOING TWEETING
SENDING YOU STRENGTH
AND SOLIDARITY. IT’S THE LATEST CLASH
BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT
AND THE TWO LAWMAKERS. LAST MONTH MR. TRUMP
FACED BIPARTISAN
BACKLASH AFTER SENDING RACIST TWEETS URGING
TLAIB, OMAR, AND TWO
OF THEIR FRESHMEN COLLEAGUES TO GO BACK
WHERE THEY CAME FROM.
WHILE OMAR HAS COME WHERE THEY CAME FROM.
WHILE OMAR HAS COME
ANTI-SEMITIC, REMARKS SHE HAS WALKED BACK. LAST NIGHT THE PRESIDENT GOING AFTER OMAR AGAIN>>REPRESENTATIVE OMAR, THAT’S ANOTHER ONE. COULD THIS POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATELY. PETER. >>>IN EL PASO THIS EVENING, A HUGE OUTPOURING OF EMOTION AHEAD OF THE LAST OF 22 FUNERALS IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS SHOOTING THERE. HUNDREDS SHOWING UP TO PAY RESPECTS TO A WOMAN KILLED, MANY OF THEM STRANGERS AFTER RECEIVING A TOUCHING INVITE. NBC’S GADI SCHWARTZ IS THERE. >>Reporter: A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL NEAR THE SCENE OF ANTONIO BOSCO’S GREATEST LOSS. HE COMES EVERY DAY TO BE WITH HIS WIFE. THIS IS HIS WAY OF REFUSING TO LEAVE HER SIDE. HE KISSES THE CROSS BEARING MARJORIE RECKARD’S NAME. SHE WAS THE ONLY FAMILY HE HAD HERE. AS HER FUNERAL WORRIED, HE WORRIED PEOPLE MIGHT NOT SHOW UP AND HE WOULD HAVE TO SAY GOOD-BYE ALONE. THAT IS UNTIL THIS FACEBOOK POST QUICKLY SPREAD ALL AROUND THE WORLD. >>HE REPRESENTS WHAT THIS COMMUNITY IS ALL ABOUT AND THAT’S ABOUT CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER. >>Reporter: SINCE THEN THE LETTERS OF SYMPATHY HAVE BEEN POURING IN. >>EL PASO, LOSS CRUSAS. >>Reporter: SO MANY STRANGERS WANTING TO THEIR THEIR RESPECTS. SERVICES WERE MOVED TO A LARGER CHURCH WHERE HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS KEEP ARRIVING. NOW EVERY SINGLE CORNER HAS BEEN COVERED WITH MESSAGES OF LOVE AND SUPPORT. WITH SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS FROM NEW JERSEY, MAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE REST IN PEACE, KNOW THAT YOU MATTER AND ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS FROM KENTUCKY, AND THIS ONE, OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU, SIGNED SIMPLY AN AMERICAN FAMILY WHO CARES. ONE MOURNER MOVED TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO A WOMAN SHE NEVER KNEW SAYS SHE WANTS ANTONIO TO KNOW THEY ARE NOW FAMILY. >>THE CITY LOVES YOU. WE LOVED MARGIE. WE’LL KEEP LOVING YOU. JUST REACH OUT TO US. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU. >>Reporter: THIS WILL BE EL PASO’S LAST FUNERAL, THE 22nd VICTIM NOW HONORED BY THOUSANDS OF STRANGERS PROMISING A GRIEVING HUSBAND THAT HIS WIFE WILL BE REMEMBERED EVERYWHERE. >>POWERFUL SHOW OF LOVE THERE. >>>THERE IS LATE WORD COMING TO US THIS EVENING, THE PASSING OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND. ACTOR PETER FONDA HAS DIED AFTER A BATTLE WITH LUNG CANCER. FONDA IS A MEMBER OF HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY. SON OF HENRY FONDA, BROTHER OF JANE FONDA, AND FATHER. HE’S BEST REMEMBERED FOR STARRING IN “EASY RIDER” IN 1969 FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED A BEST SCREENPLAY OSCAR NOMINATION. HE WAS 79 YEARS OLD. THERE IS MUCH MORE AHEAD HERE INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF VETERANS BEING HIT WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MEDICAL BILLS THAT THE VA SHOULD HAVE COVERED. WHY IS IT HAPPENING? >>>ALSO A CONTROVERSIAL NEW DIET APP AIMED AT KIDS AS YOUNG AS 8. IS I >>>BACK NOW WITH AN NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION. A STUNNING NUMBER OF OUR NATION’S VETERANS ARE BEING HIT WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MEDICAL BILLS. A GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG SAYS THE VA SHOULD BE PAYING BUT ISN’T. >>Reporter: WHEN AMANDA WOLF DECIDED TO JOIN THE MILITARY, THE U.S. COAST GUARD WAS THE PERFECT FIT. >>TRAINING TO SAVE LIVES IS WHAT APPEALED TO ME. >>Reporter: SHE LEFT AFTER SERVING SIX YEARS, AND LIKE MANY VETERANS KEPT HER VA MEDICAL COVERAGE. THREE YEARS AGO, SHE ENDED UP IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. SHE NEEDED IMMEDIATE SURGERY TO REMOVE HER APPENDIX BUT WAS STUNNED SIX MONTHS LATER WHEN SHE WAS HIT WITH A $2,500 HOSPITAL BILL AFTER THE VA DENIED HER CLAIM. >>IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD BE THERE AND THEY’RE NOT. >>Reporter: A NEW REPORT BY THE VA INSPECTOR GENERAL FOUND DURING JUST ONE SIX-MONTH PERIOD, MORE THAN 17,000 VETERANS WERE SLAPPED WITH OVER $50 MILLION IN MEDICAL BILLS THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE COVERED. THE INVESTIGATION SPURRED IN PART BY REPORTS FROM OUR MINNEAPOLIS AFFILIATE. THE IG FINDING INSIDE THE VA THERE WAS, QUOTE, SYSTEMIC PRESSURE TO FAVOR SPEED OVER ACCURACY IN REVIEWING MEDICAL CLAIMS. >>THEY GO FOR EMERGENCY CARE BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TIME TO GET TO A VA FACILITY. >>THAT’S THE SITUATION, EXACTLY. >>AND THE VA IS SUPPOSED TO COVER THAT, CORRECT? >>EXACTLY. THE VETERAN MAY GO INTO BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE THEIR CREDIT RATING IR REP HURT AND EFFECT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. >>Reporter: AMANDA WOLF IS SUING THE VA TO BE REIMBURSED HOPING IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO ANY OTHER AMERICAN WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY. >>DO I HOPE THAT IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE? I DO. AM I CONFIDENT THAT IT WILL? NOT — NOT VERY CONFIDENT? I’M HOPEFUL THOUGH. >>Reporter: TONIGHT THE VA TELLS NBC NEWS THEY’RE REVIEWING THE CLAIMS IN THE IG REPORT FOR POSSIBLE PAYMENT TO VETERANS. PETER. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>>WHEN WE COME BACK THERE’S A NEW WEIGHT LOSS APP DESIGNED FOR >>>A HOMEOWNER IN WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT SAYS BEARS ARE NOT UNUSUAL IN HIS YARD, BUT THEY DON’T USUALLY DO THIS. ONE OF THEM CHARGING ON TO THE PORCH THIS WEEK AND MAKING A VISITOR RUN FOR HIS LIFE. THERE’S A SECURITY CAMERA CAPTURING THAT MOMENT. >>>NOW TO THE BACKLASH OVER A NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS APP FOR KIDS THAT HAS SOME PARENTS OUTRAGED TONIGHT. >>Reporter: SMARTPHONE APPS FOR DIETING, NO LONGER ONLY FOR ADULTS. A WEIGHT LOSS APP AIMED AT KIDS AND TEENS IS ON THE MARKET AND CREATING CONTROVERSY. >>CHILDREN DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT. >>Reporter: THIS WEEK WEIGHT WATCHERS RELEASED KURBO FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS EIGHT WHO ENTER HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND WEIGHT LOSS GOAL. PARENTS EXPRESSED OUTRAGE ONLINE. LEAVE KIDS OUT OF THIS. MARKET TO SOMEONE ELSE. KIDS STRUGGLE ENOUGH WITH BODY IMAGE WHICH IS A KEY CAUSE OF AN EATING DISORDER. USING THE APP, KIDS TRACK WHAT THEY EAT, GUIDED BY A TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM. HEALTHY FOODS LIKE VEGGIES GET A GREEN LIGHT. FOODS LIKE PASTA GET YELLOW FOR MODERATION. WHILE CANDY AND SUGARY DRINKS GET RED LIGHTS INDICATES KIDS SHOULD STOP AND THINK. >>ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP THEM GET AWAY FROM FAST FOOD — >>Reporter: WEIGHT WATCHERS SAYS IT FOCUSES ON BEHAVIOR CHANGE FOR HEALTHIER EATING AND MORE ACTIVITY, NOT DIETING ORACLE RI COUNTING. >>ALMOST 20% — ALMOST 15 MILLION KIDS ARE OBESE. >>Reporter: THIS DIETITIAN SUPPORTS THE NEW APP AND A NEW SOLUTION FOR OBESITY THAT INCLUDES PARENTS. >>I DO THINK THAT MOM AND DAD AND THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY SET ARE GOING TO BE THE MOST POWERFUL INDICATORS IN A CHILD’S LIFE. >>Reporter: A M NEW YORK. >>>PEACE AND LOVE FOR YOUR WEEKEND. THAT IS “NIGHTLY NEWS” FOR THIS FRIDAY. I’M PETER ALEXANDER.

100 thoughts on “Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 16, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

  1. death by Clinton… I mean suicide…. lets see a picture of his actual cell. they are designed to be suicide proof.

  2. Remember, the government contracts with private corporations to provide the eletronic services of immigration and border control. Gemalto, a Thales subsidiary, is so very profitable but feel that redundant backup systems would cut into their profits so the consumer is the one that suffers. Anger with an AK47, no mandatory background checks, people who feel the country is not working them, yet the Oligarchs and Corporatist do not care, they continue to market and promote the killing machines they make the USA an unsafe place. Trump, you guaranteed to fix the Veterans Administration, yet just like the companies you ran, another failure under your leadership. When Bernie says the news is biased, did you notice how the Corporate elites are failing the citizens, yet MSNBC never mentioned how it is the Corporations that are failing the nation.

  3. Officers need to stop hurting and murdering innocent people. What goes around comes around it is the universe that will make this so. Officers many times you still thority against innocent people. People are tired. What goes around comes around in this day and time is coming faster than any of us could think. Officers need to be trained not to harm innocent people. They overuse and over abuse their Authority. This is why they are committing suicide also for their Miss conduct.

  4. Why is it a crime that a person does not respect or love Israel. We can talk about the Muslims and hate them. We can talk about other groups of people and hate them. Why is it that we cannot speak about the Jews or Israel and hate them without being punished? Please let me know.

  5. I’ve seen huge kids! You know they won’t live past 30 years old! It’s so sad, and it’s the parents to blame!

  6. Can someone explain how a person can "hang" their self in a prison cell? It might be a stupid question, but I find it really odd.

  7. Long wars in my family too but we figured it out in a generation. These folks Israel Palestinian might if it weren't for false kushner type encounters. People grow and live together?the young will interact and old white power hungry fools will be exposed. World we'll get of trump. Please stay with us!

  8. GD – way to go El Paso and people around the world! The VA has been giving out bonuses based on their annual budget surpluses. Isreal? Aren't they involved in a years long land grab? Why must we constantly kiss their butts? I don't mind we have a mutual support agreement but why is every non -support statement considered anti-semetic?

  9. What the [email protected]$$ with the judgemental , privliged again! Some kids in America don't have two parents,or human guidence if this could help any child from harm muchless being bullied let the app guide/teach a child! I wish I had things to help me as a child!

  10. Also there was a like six hour police standoff in Claremont NH no officer's were hurt but no need to mention that it was on Wednesday wmur news Nh

  11. The VA is incredible hateful to most veterans. Whether it is healthcare or compensation the VA rules against veterans even when clear and just. Workers at the VA get bonuses to deny care and claims. There is no incentive to do the right thing. Congress is full of non veterans and we have a president who is a Draft Dodger so who is going to stand up for veterans? A diet app for kids is a good thing. There are too many fat unhealthy kids around. They are good for prescription drug profits but not for a happy life.

  12. I guess Epstein's ex cellmate was cleared of any wrongdoing. I think i would keep an eye on that guys bank account(s). Something is still not adding up, imo.

  13. Mr. Johnson, YOU sir, represent everything this community stands for. My beloved hometown is a great place because of folks like you. God bless you sir. #ElPasoStrong

  14. Me and my disabled son have been homeless as of Monday five days ago. It's hard I remember when I had money I would buy someeones groceries if they looked in need. Not one person has offered a dime. We both have not ate in three weeks. Last year I had over one million dollars in my account in between my family and Verizon ripping me off 50,000 dollars I don't have a penny. We both wake up and look for ways to eat even going thru fast food trash. You would be surprised at how truck stops kick you out for sleeping in your car. It's horrible. I do find it comforting how Walmart has no questions hands down about letting us sleep at night.

  15. I don't think NBC should be covering in detail the death of Epstein again, with the same information as we heard before, and also the plane crash doesn't need another report just because it "bounced twice" this is a waste of news.

  16. EPSTEIN SUICIDE – OF CAUSE THE AUTHORITIES WILL SAY THAT – SO THAT IT WILL DEFLECT AWAY FROM KILLERY CLINTON – DON'T BELIEF THIS AT ALL – A HUGE COVER UP IS ON IT'S WAY ! 3 VERY LONG EPSTEIN LISTS FROM HIS BLACK BOOK HAVE NOW BEEN PUBLISHED ON YOUTUBE THRU SHAUN ATTWOOD – MAN OH MAN – SOOOOOOO MANY VERY FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD WOMAN AND OTHERS LIKE TONY BLAIR – KEVIN SPACEY – ALEC BALDWIN – MICK JAGGER – MAN PLEASE VIEW THEM YOURSELF'S – WE HERE NEARLY FELL OF OUR CHAIRS – SOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY FROM THE DEMON RATS PARTY LIKE CHUCK SCHUMER AND OTHERS – GO HAVE A LOOK AND LISTEN – THIS MAY SINK THE OBUMMER'S AND CLINTON'S AND THE DEMON RATS PARTY AS PEDOPHILIA IS VERY RIPE IN HOLLYWOOD AND IN THE DEMON RATS PARTY -WOW AND WOW AGAIN!

  17. Yet ANOTHER broadcast with gun violence at the top! And a sound bite from a law enforcement official pleading for gun control… hmmmm… I think I’m done with NBC. Tired of big media pushing their agenda on me.

  18. Larry left those rice cookers to check the reaction time of authorities…. guaranteed! Why else would someone pull a trick like this? Use logic people… use logic

  19. TIRED of the slander against President Trump! You are Kettle Stirrers NBC. I am no longer a subscriber and will no longer listen to you spew your hate.

  20. The concept of child dieting is meant well, but needs to be better managed. Teaching a child to keep track, on a phone, of what they eat is a start. Enough meat/proteins? Enough grain/carbs? Enough fruits & vegetables/vitamins? Enough dairys/calcium?

    Don't forget to schedule an exerSIZE plan!

    Oh, and the program should also remind kids the best times to eat, helping them to create a better metabolism.

    Finally, the child needs to be taught portions, they shouldn't consume adult servings.

  21. Epstein was murdered!! And we know who did it!! Barr is responsible for his death, his Boss gave the orders!! Congress need to do their Job and get this corrupted Administration out!!…

  22. Trumps justice department was responsible for Epstein’s safety ! Something smells funny here. Trump never tells the truth. Deflection blaming Clinton, projections of crimes by Barr?

  23. Israel 🇮🇱 messes up , they made a mistake own it and apologize . It was not diplomatic , and wrong do deny visa to an American politician

  24. Pigs killed over 1000 citizens so far this year, and lost 30. This is what comes from a war on "terror", on "drugs", on "crime".
    Starch the white gloves…

  25. Long lines & inconvenience don’t equal “chaos”. What’s the matter with the media, it’s almost as if they want people whipped to frenzy 24/7.

  26. Try changing corrupt police tactics , show the public that cops are ppl too instead of cops acting as if they are above the law and the ppl they SERVE….

    NO love for cops right now from a good portion of American ppl …
    If cops want respect, They have to give it …

  27. Insurance Companies can do as they please because of the Macarran-Ferguson act (1945).
    And we don't hear about it, do we?
    And that's because key politicians are well-paid by Big Insurance to keep mum.

  28. When Donald talks on videos now I turn the volume down and I will look the other way not to look at his face!!! it's something about this man that grosses me out, I I guess it is hard to look at the face of the devil!!! I think the rest of the public does so as well!!!

  29. I don't believe Epstein committed suicide it was probably done by William Barr!!! He would do anything for Donald Trump!!!

  30. So he was discarding a bunch of rice cookers that he was "no longer interested in"? Well that is the dumbest explanation I have ever heard.

  31. As a Veteran I can tell you of personal experience with the VA…they have this policy about veterans benefits, (pssst , don't give it to them))))

  32. VA money saving scheme through denial of service or claims might be actually at the expense of deserving veterans.

  33. Rep. Rashida Tlaib " I do not love my grandmother enough to stop fighting for one day, F you granny" is that the "family values" we want in congress ? ?

  34. No indication of terrorism or hacking in that airport story but that really doesn't tell us what exactlyhappen. If it was indeed an attack of any kind that's pretty scary to be able to shut down our transportation like that by taking down a government system and having so many citizens stuck in airports

  35. I support the app so many obese children . WW has focussed the program on eating healthy , exercising , being happy by meditation , etc…. Losing weight in a healthy way .
    I know some children/teens / young adults that are obese. Their parents say to me oh there not overweight their just THICK . And are feeding them fast foods 2-4 times weekly . It's easier , cheaper they say .

    Well obese kids grow up into obese adults .

  36. If your Dale Earnhardt Jr you got to feel like your whole life is Final Destination or something at this point. Scary and sad amazing they survived.

  37. France Independent Psychiatrist Group
    (the name is hidden from fear of revenge, hatred and the label of homophobia).
    They said that homosexuality is a mental disorder that needs to be treated in a clinic.
    Now you know, the administration of former President Obama has banned in the United States psychiatrists from providing medical assistance to people who are asked to cure their homosexuality. Failure to treat a US citizen from a mental disorder of homosexuality violates the US Constitution on the right of citizens to medical care.
    About 36,000 citizens in the United States annually request a cure for homosexuality, but doctors refuse to fear being lose get a license. Since Obama has already "cured" everyone and told them that they are all so "normal" to get sponsorship for the election of Hillary Clinton from millionaires and billionaires of homosexuals.

    Independent doctors also said that Joe Biden is already old and cannot run for president, so the election campaign may die from great excitement.

  38. NO to the kid's app. Children should not become dependent on a device to take the place of their parents, doctors and actual Registered Dietitians educating them on proper eating habits, as well as ensuring lack of access to junk food in the first place. They don't need to grow up being so brainless on their own two feet that they'd need some wacko chip installed in their brains just so they could think at all. That's the direction that generation is headed in, people. It's just messed up. I'd go so far as to say that this device dependency thing in kids is tantamount to mental child abuse/neglect.

  39. So parents are up in arms because someone came up with an app to help kids stay healthy?    No good deed goes unpunished.  By the way, if your kid is morbidly obese, you belong in prison for child abuse.

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