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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 Comments

  • Серж Шуляченко

    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.

  • justrosy5

    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.

  • nunya biznez

    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.

  • Gerry Nightingale

    Yeah…the 'Millionaire with tons of 'Aces' up his sleeve' hanged himself with remorse and fear…just like he did before, when he was doing some 'Fed Resort' time ( So if several 'steroid boys' mob you, and one uses a garrote of some kind to choke you to death because "You know too much about others with far more power than you have" it counts as 'Suicide' now…just so I'm clear on 'what's real because we say so' reality )

  • Pig Pen 2

    The hundreds of thousands of innocent people that law enforcement have killed since the beginning of time 95% of those murdering pigs have had no consequences. Now pigs are getting slaughtered which if one doesn’t mind getting killed or sent to prison should continue. I have had my civil rights and life violated so many times and I’ve been psychologically damaged to the point where all pigs need to die and be slaughtered until there is a massive change through federal and state legislation now it is going to be this war between the citizens and law-enforcement that law-enforcement has created since the beginning of time if law-enforcement!

  • Gerry Nightingale

    "Israel Unfair!  ( That's equivalent to the 'SS' at Auschwitz complaining "These Jews are not cooperating properly in forming lines! Don't they appreciate how difficult this is for us trying to run an efficient system? They're blaming us because they're Jews and it's really unfair and demoralizing…why can't they simply do as they're told?" )

  • Gerry Nightingale

    "Fat kids = Fat adults! What gifted insight and powers of deduction!  ( STRESS is the real cause of over-eating…not hunger…the 'Proof is in the Pudding' of steadily-increasing societal-pressures since the 1950's

  • cardashian77

    So wait…first the coroner said that the broken neck bones were indicative of a homicide and not suicide. Now its suicide? This country is about to crash.

  • VANgazmic Voyage

    Will you journalists please stop using the word "invite" as a noun? Invite is a VERB! We expect a higher standard.

  • John Doe

    I once went to the er in the VA in San Diego. I wasn't registered there and spent 6 hours with a broken ancle before I was seen by a doctor. The VA does not care about anything anyone is going through. You are a number and a job that is it.

  • The Bitch is Back

    Trump is a little b*tch. He's too much a cowardly small man to take them on so he called to get Israeli buddyballs.

  • Dale Gandenberger

    EPSTEIN did not take his own life 500million dollars anybody can DISSAPEAR but either he's in Israel or deep underground guarded by military because he can finger lots world wide

  • AbsentWithoutLeaving

    WTH is that small plane crash in which no one was injured making news for the second night in a row? At least tonight it wasn't the lead story.

  • Jean Falco

    WHY IS OUR GOVERNMENT AT WAR AGAINST THE POOR, THE VA, FRESHMEN CANDIDANTS, AND THE MIGRANTS! WHY!!!! THIS IS ECONOMIC TERRORISM!!

  • Lizzy Chrome

    Literally the only reason I see to care about Epstein's death is if he was about to squeal on fellow scum. Otherwise, my only question is why other child rapists can't get similar treatments and free up space in jail for lesser criminals who could actually be rehabilitated someday.

  • R Robin

    Trump's Whitehouse is creating a 3rd world America. Nothing for the people everything for the 1% of the richest Americans. Not fair. Impeach 45!

  • Virginia B. Britton

    Customs hacked by ..Russia, China, who..? Don't believe the DOJ. Barr is corrupt.
    White supremacists now on the public radar .

  • Teabs V.

    pressure cookers are very dangerous because when i was small my mom was making some beans and rice for dinner, all i could remember is the pressure cooker exploded inside our home causing the beans to hit the walls, sink and windows on impact. none of us were hurt but we stopped using the pressure cooker years later after the incident. we have never used one after our pressure cooker exploded.

  • Maiden Laura

    Get outraged, NIP this in the bud….you are the FATTEST country on the planet , I have seen 12 year olds FATTER than grown adults……Today's parents live in constant OUTRAGE…bo booo hooooo hoooo YOU are the reason your children are FAT, RUDE and ILL MANNERED!

  • Great Gazoo

    "How they do it"

    When I worked in Miami and the company was a machine shop and they hired people from other countries so they could fill out paperwork to pay the workers.
    The company paid 1/2 of their pay and our government paid the other half. My boss bought a huge house with a pool on credit cards and filled out more cards
    to pay the first cards. When he got caught he just filed bankruptcy and kept the house. Life is so unfair to the people who play by the rules. America is being
    exploited by so many people who sneak into the country that no one can keep up. That is the real truth of how they do it and WHY they want open borders.
    This keeps our legal system swamped and gives them the chance to steal social security numbers and start the scam over and over. POTUS knows this and is trying
    to stop it and that is the scam Dems are running. More undocumented people to vote for their crooked way of life. Soon America will just be an empty hamburger wrapper
    and they will go home to the money they have stolen and sent back to their family in another country.
    When I lived in Denver…
    The Left and Democrats (NWO) wanted World War III to hide their crimes and Trump stopped that. Now PROGRESSIVES (NWO) want a Civil war to divide us and hide there crimes. All
    these people do is stay home and fill out paper work to file for money. They exploit our system to pay their bills and stay home and live off our taxes. They love to tax us and file
    paperwork for this money while we work for them. They go to martini bars at night and eat out every day. When I lived in Denver and seen it all. All they do is smoke pot
    and ride around on bicycles. They file papers to get the government to pay their rent. All they do is consume and consume. No contributions to society comes from these people.
    They teach each other how to exploit the system so they can sleep in and go out at night. Drinks, Pills, smoking pot and party at the bar. That is all they care about.
    They are parasites on America. Fat Ticks on a dying hound dog. Iv'e seen it first hand and this is how they do it. That is why they are so mad and hate POTUS because he is stopping this.
    They are killing America and teach each other how to do it at hidden meeting where they fill out paperwork together. That is why there are so many information breaches. They
    hack the computers to get our social security numbers and sell it to each other and leave you with bad credit. We have to put our foot down. Build a wall and manufacture our own
    products in AMERICA. United WE stand and divided WE fall.
    They are so evil!!!
    Thank you for listening,
    American Patriot Gazoo.

  • gwendolyn smith

    What did I say about the coming events🤷🏽‍♀️? I’ve told them about the earthquakes and storms! Calamities to come, keep denying his people. Wounds have to be addressed throughout this country. Sexual assault victims,veterans,law suits dismissed and thrown out, justice miscarried in our system.

  • Hectic Erectic

    VA taking veteran's homes and not covering medical bills??? FAKE NEWS. Just vote for Trump again. 4 more years of homeless vets. Trump2020! You shot your own foot, with your own gun! 💥😆😂🤣😭

  • Kathy Lesley

    If my grandmother was alive today and living in Israel, and the country had put conditions on my visitation, I would swallow my pride just to have those precious last moments with my grandmother. I would never regret my actions.

  • Joseph Bridges

    "If the fence had wrapped itself around that door, it would have been much harder to escape". Stupid. Might as well have said if something extremely unlikely happened happened, the whole world would die

  • Eang Thai Ngov

    Hello there!
    Is Dale Earnhardt Jr the pilot of the airplane?
    If Dale Earnhardt Jr is the pilot of the airplane that crush, please remind him that a plane is not a
    Nascar race and there are people on board.
    You can drive a plane like you drive a car in Nascar.
    Passengers will determine how the vehicles move at high velocity,
    If you sneeze or cough you can crash and die during high velocity travel.
    ETN…

  • 02Nawal

    I thought Trump said he was going to help Veterans and the VA? Another campaign promise down the toilet. Didn't trump say police violence was on the rise because Obama was dividing the country and supporting the black lies matter movement ? What now Trump? Why are officers being shot? A crazy white guy who looks like Butt-head planting fake bombs how typical.

  • birdlynn hubbard

    Who is going to want to serve the military anymore when our country treats them like this? It is appalling the way they have to struggle so much for medical coverage that they deserve.

  • Eang Thai Ngov

    Hello there!
    If we want to make America Great Again,
    Please look at the old maps of the United States of America and borders,
    More than half of the United States is part of Mexico!
    Please make America Great Again by extending the borders of Mexico in accordance to the old maps and we don't need to deport any Mexicans because they are here legally according to the old maps!
    ETN….

  • Kevin

    Anyone that believes Epstein is dead needs their head check and needs to stop listening to the fake news. Its amazing the crowds of trumps rallies…..These stations are run by globalist criminals who are feeding lies of Trump. Wake up America.

  • Kevin

    These Muslim law makers hate America and many of them have defrauded the government of millions….Trump loves America and has done everything to build it up and make it safe.Democrats hate A,merica and trying to make it like Venezuela. Democrat run cities are dying …..Many examples LA,Baltimore,Chicago ,San Francisco etc.

  • Kevin

    God put trump in office….nobody could have survived the lies the media and the Democrats have put out on trump's. The media is on Satans frequency.

  • mike brink

    Why aren't these 2 shootings in Phily and So Cal considered mass shootings?…Several people were shot and killed by a gunman but they only called the Dayton,El Paso and garlic festival shootings "mass shootings"

  • Darrin Robert

    The remedy for our armed forces is simple: their mistaken bills should be fully paid for by the Government, their credit reports should be cleared, and they should have full medical coverage as an amenity for protecting this nation which they love, WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY A DIME! Each servicemen is why America has the largest and most powerful military force in the world, who protects the WEALTHIEST nation in the world, so what's the problem? I mean, they do it all for America, EVERYDAY, therefore, they shouldn't be taken for granted by America, ANY DAY! God Bless Our Troops for being a blessing to us, and God bless America. Love you Guys.🇺🇸

  • María Emilia Negrón

    Omen resign or we need to get her out of Congress she obtained immigration status illegally she needs to go

  • Sarah Larick

    Smart to turn off the chat and comments on that "far right extremist clash" theres no violence not even sound for most of it i voted demacrat but ppl getting together makes them extremist calling reps racist they look alot more normal than antifa and i have plenty of republican friends none are racist i cant take this any more your gonna make vote trump this time i cant believe im sayin it

  • WE ARE JUDAH!

    How does a Medical Examiner tell the difference between someone hanging themselves, and someone doing it for them? Does anyone really believe this crap. Talk about Fake News!

  • Derrell Kirk

    God Bless this El Paso husband who lost his wife. He is not only heart broken, but also scared to be so alone in the world. Deep down I think we can all relate.

  • Mike Nunyabizness

    So Barr had Jeffy killed to avenge his dads name.
    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/the-epstein-barr-problem-of-new-york-citys-dalton-school/

  • bobo jepeny

    How can they say Epstein was not LYNCHED ? His hanging was not on video. Unbelievable…like Dr. James Humes autopsy on JFK.

  • Teri Jones

    Not Trumps fault! Once
    again!!! It is the actions of 2 haters with big mouths.If she cared about her grandmother she would go see her. Yet Omar thinks it great. She is 👿

  • Windy Hawthorn

    There was a young man in jail who died by suicide. He hung himself with his own belt. He also was on suicide watch and they had taken his belt and put it in evidence. He died his vary first night in jail. He was an accused of being a serial killer he never had an opportunity to say a word either way. So no one knows. It was also ruled a suicide by the coroner.

  • Dauren Hill

    Since when is trying to get kids to be healthy bad? Parents are just being pathetic about health, weight, and body preservation all due to the idea of body shaming… what's your opinion about this?

  • Angela Howard

    This customs systems outage sounds like RUSSIA is trying to get someone in or trying to get someone out. Remember when 2 Russians and poisoned a father and daughter in London. Drump is a Russian asset and I don't see why we have to wait till he gets out of office. The government wants to replace all voting machines in Georgia but do you know that Ivanka Trump has a license for voting machines from China. And you can bet that the voting machines will be invanka trump's and that they will be rigged or bugged. The federal government is corrupt. So we can't look to them for help.

  • Jaime Orejel

    People don't understand I said Trump wanted for the veteran he is a realistic person he's a businessman he's going to take all their homes go ahead vote for him

  • Shakkar Zimmerman

    The VA hospital should pay the medical BILL for those who served there country do you want people sick or well this is getting out of hand

  • ᵀʰʳᵉᵉ ᵒᶠ ᵃ ᴷⁱⁿᵈ

    I'am so glad the precious doggy survived that horrific plane crash, a true miracle!! 💓 And what a lovely story about the widow of the lady killed in the el paso shooting, bless them all ❤

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