Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – September 11, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, THE MAJOR NEW TONIGHT, THE MAJOR NEW
BAN ON VAPING. >>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT, THE MAJOR NEW
BAN ON VAPING. PRESIDENT TRUMP
ANNOUNCING THE FDA
UNDER GROWING PRESSURE IS MOVING TO PULL THE
POPULAR FLAVORED
E-CIGARETTES OFF THE MARKET.
NEW ILLNESSES
REPORTED, HUNDREDS NOW IN 42 STATES, THE
DEADLY TOLL SIX KILLED
BY A MYSTERY DISEASE. TONIGHT, THE CRACKDOWN
ON HOW E-CIGARETTE
COMPANIES ARE FIRING BACK.
>>>ALSO BREAKING, THE
NEW HEADLINE ON THE OPIOID CRISIS.
THE TENTATIVE
SETTLEMENT. THE MAKER OF OXY
COTTON AGREEING TO A
PAYOUT $12 BILLION. WHAT COULD BE RAILED A
DEAL.
>>>SHOCKING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO,
THE MOMENT OF IMPACT A
PLANE CRASHING SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF, THE
WING JUST BARELY
MISSING A MAN ON THE GROUND.
THE TERRIFYING CLOSE
CALL. >>>THE NFL SUPER STAR
ACCUSED OF RAPE BY HIS
FORMER TRAINER, ANTONIO BROWN ON THE
PRACTICE FIELD FOR THE
FIRST TIME IN A PATRIOTS’ UNIFORM.
HOW HIS NEW TEAM AND
BILL BELICHICK ARE RESPONDING.
>>>ALSO TONIGHT, MY
POWERFUL INTERVIEW WITH A 9/11 FIRST
RESPONDER.
>>WHAT ARE THE DOCTORS TELLING YOU?
>>I’M IN THE CURABLE.
THEY TOLD ME THAT IN THE BEGINNING.
I’M LIVING ON BORROWED
TIME. >>TENS OF THOUSANDS
BATTLING ILLNESS AS
OUR NATION MARKS 18 YEARS SINCE THE
ATTACKS.
>>>OUR NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE, THE TWO
ARMY SISTERS THAT JUST
MADE HISTORY AT THE TOP OF THE RANKS.
>>Announcer: THIS IS
“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING,
EVERYONE. THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION TONIGHT
REACTING TO A GROWING HEALTH CRISIS AND A
POPULARITY OF VAPING
AMONG UNDERAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IS MOVING TO
BAN THE SALE OF
FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS.
THERE ARE 496 CASES OF
VAPING-RELATED LUNG DISEASE JUMPING
OVERNIGHT TO A TOTAL
OF 42 STATES, AND SIX DEATHS REPORTED.
THE FDA PLANED TO GO
AFTER FLAVORED VAPING PODS ANNOUNCED IN THE
OVAL OFFICE TODAY.
OUR ANN THOMPSON HAS THE LATEST ON THE
VAPING EPIDEMIC.
>>Reporter: THE VAPING EPIDEMIC TODAY
GETTING PRESIDENTIAL
ATTENTION. >>WE CAN’T ALLOW
PEOPLE TO GET SICK,
AND WE CAN’T HAVE OUR YOUTH BE SO AFFECTED.
>>Reporter: THE
ADMINISTRATION PROMISING TO TAKE
FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES
OFF THE MARKET, USED IT SAYS BY 5 MILLION
AMERICAN CHILDREN.
>>WHAT WE’RE DOING TODAY IS ENSURING THAT
KIDS WILL NOT HAVE
ACCESS TO THE PRODUCTS THEY HAVE BEEN SEEKING
AND USING, WHICH ARE
THESE FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS.
>>Reporter: A
DRAMATIC STEP TO REGULATE THE DEVICES
LINKED TO SIX DEATHS
AND 500 REPORTED LUNG INJURIES.
IN WISCONSIN TODAY
EVIDENCE FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN
SEIZING DOZENS OF JAS
OF THC OIL, THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT OF
MARIJUANA FROM AN
ILLEGAL VAPING OPERATION.
20-YEAR-OLD TYLER WAS
THE MASTERMIND SAYS OFFICIALS TURNING OUT
3 TO 5,000 CARTRIDGES
A DAY LACED WITH THC AND SELLING THEM TO
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
>>THEY ARE PACKAGING THESE OR FILLING THEM
WITH 1,000 MILLIGRAMS
OF THC. SO IT’S 157 TIMES THE
POTENCY OF WHAT THE
LABELING SAYS. IT’S NOT CANDY.
IT’S HIGHLY POTENT
DRUGS. >>Reporter: HEALTH
OFFICIALS SUSPECT SUCH
COUNTER FIT PRODUCTS MAY BE BEHIND THE
SPIKE IN THE LIFE
THREATENING ILLNESSES. WITH AN E-CIGARETTE A
BATTERY FIRES
ELECTRONIC CURRENTS TO HEAT UP NICOTINE OR
THC ENRICHED LIQUID
AND TURN IT INTO VAPOR AND
THAT VAPOR IS INHALED
INTO THE LUNGS. >>THE INFLAMMATION
CAN COME FROM THIS
HEATED AEROSOL TRAVELING INTO THE
LUNG AND REACTING WITH
THE LINING OF THE LUNG.
>>Reporter:
15-YEAR-OLD COOPER STEVENS VAPED AND IT
ALMOST COST HIM HIS
LIFE. >>JUST GO FORWARD
FROM HERE AND TRY TO
HELP PEOPLE TO NOT LIKE VAPE LIKE MY
FRIENDS.
>>Reporter: HIS HABIT LEAD TO A FEVER,
PNEUMONIA, NINE DAYS
ON A VENTILATOR AND ORGAN FAILURE AND
SHATTERED HIS MOM
JACEY. >>THE DOCTORS SAY BE
PREPARED YOUR CHILD
MAY NOT RECOVER. THAT WAS TERRIFYING.
>>ANN, IS THERE ANY
REACTION FROM THE E-CIGARETTE INDUSTRY
TO ALL THIS?
>>OH, THERE IS, LESTER.
IT IS NOT HAPPY.
THE AMERICAN VAPING ASSOCIATION CALLS
ADMINISTRATION’S PLAN
SENDING EX SMOKERS BACK TO BEING SMOKERS.
IT WILL DO NOTHING TO
STOP THE SALE OF CONTAMINATED THC PODS
AND MOST OF ALL, IT
WILL CREATE ANOTHER BLACK MARKET, THIS
TIME FOR FLAVORED
E-CIGS. >>WE’LL BE HEARING A
LOT MORE ABOUT THIS.
ANN, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>>>MORE BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT ABOUT THE NATION’S OPIOID
CRISIS.
A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE STORY NBC NEWS
BROKE SEVERAL WEEKS
AGO ON THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN
CITIES AND STATES
SUING PURDUE PHARMA. TONIGHT NEWS OF A
TENTATIVE DEAL THAT IS
DRAWING PLENTY OF OPPOSITION.
HERE IS NBC TOM
COSTELLO. >>Reporter: TONIGHT,
THOUSANDS OF CITIES
AND ROUGHLY TWO DOZEN STATES HAVE SIGNED ON
TO A DEAL THAT WOULD
HAVE OPIOID GIANT PURDUE PHARMACEUTICALS
PAYING $12 BILLION.
AS THE COMPANY REORGANIZES UNDER
CHAPTER 11 AND TURNS
ITSELF INTO A FOR PROFIT TRUST WITH
PROFITS GOING TO THE
PLAINTIFFS BUT ALMOST HALF THE STATES ARE
NOT ON BOARD ARGUING
THE DEAL DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH TO HOLD
PURDUE OR THE SACKLER
FAMILY, THE OWNERS AND ONE OF THE RICHEST
FAMILIES FULLY
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE THOUSANDS OF DEATHS
LINKED TO THE OPIOID
CRISIS. THE SCOPE AND SCALE OF
THE PAIN, DEATH AND
DESTRUCTION THAT PURDUE AND THE
SACKLERS CAUSED FAR
EXCEEDS ANYTHING OFFERED THUS FAR.
THE CHALLENGE, PURDUE
THREATENED TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY IF THE
OFFER ISN’T ACCEPTED
LEADING TO LESS MONEY FOR THE STATES.
>>400,000 AMERICANS
DIED FROM THE CRISIS AND SO THOSE
DEMOCRATIC AGs ARE
SAYING THEIR CITIZENS SHOULD GET MORE MONEY
OUT OF THE DEAL.
>>Reporter: IN A DEPOSITION, OWNER
RICHARD SACKLER SAID
PURDUE’S STRATEGY IS TO SELL MORE OXYCOTIN.
>>IF THEY SOLD MORE,
THEY MADE MORE MONEY. >>YES, YES, THE SAME
AS ALMOST EVERY OTHER
COMPANY IN THE INDUSTRY.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT,
PURDUE SAYS IT CONTINUES TO WORK WITH
ALL PLAINTIFFS ON
REACHING A COMPREHENSIVE
RESOLUTION TO ITS
OPIOID LITIGATION THAT WILL DELIVER BILLIONS
OF DOLLARS AND VITAL
OPIOID OVERDOSE RESCUE MEDICINES.
THE FAMILY OUT WITH A
STATEMENT THEY SAY THIS IS THE MOST
EFFECTIVE WAY TO
ADDRESS THE URGENCY OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC
HEALTH CRISIS AND FUND
REAL SOLUTIONS, NOT ENDLESS LITIGATION.
SEVERAL WILL CONTINUE
TO PURSUE THE SACKLER FAMILY WEALTH
REGARDLESS OF ANY
DEAL. >>TOM COSTELLO IN THE
WASHINGTON NEWSROOM,
THANK YOU. >>>WE’RE LEARNING
MORE WHAT WAS BEHIND
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRING BEHIND JOHN
BOLTON AND WHAT MAY
HAVE BEEN A KEY CLASH OVER WHETHER TO EASE
SANCTIONS ON IRAN.
NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT,
PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE
OUSTER OF HIS NATIONAL
SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON.
>>JOHN IS SOMEBODY
THAT I ACTUALLY GOT ALONG WITH VERY WELL.
HE MADE SOME VERY BIG
MISTAKES. >>Reporter: A SOURCE
FAMILIAR WITH THE
MATTER TELLING NBC NEWS ONE OF THE FINAL
STRAWS WAS A
DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN
DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN
THE OVAL THE OVAL OFFICE OVER WHETHER TO EASE
SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND THAT BOLTON WHO PUSHED
FOR REGIME CHANGE IN
IRAN ARGUED FORCEFULLY AGAINST IT.
BLOOMBERG REPORTS THE
IDEA WAS TO PAVE THE WAY FOR NEGOTIATIONS
WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT.
TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT RULING IT OUT.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER
EASING SANCTIONS TO LET THEM, TO MAKE A
MEETING HAPPEN?
>>WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
WE’LL SEE WHAT
HAPPENS. >>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT REVEALING HE
AND HIS HAWKISH SECURITY ADVISOR
CLASHED OVER MANY
ISSUES INCLUDING TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND
MR. TRUMP BLASTED
BOLTON’S SUPPORT. >>MR. TOUGH GUY.
YOU HAVE TO GO INTO
IRAQ. GOING INTO IRAQ IS
SOMETHING HE FELT VERY
STRONGLY ABOUT, SO WE’RE RIGHT NOW
POURING OVER $7
TRILLION INTO THE MIDDLE EAST.
>>Reporter: BOLTON
INSISTS RESIGNING WAS HIS IDEA AND TEXTING
PETER ALEXANDER, I’LL
HAVE MY SAY IN DUE COURSE BUT PRESIDENT
TRUMP SAYS IT WAS HIS
CALL. >>HE SAT RIGHT IN
THAT CHAIR AND I TOLD
HIM JOHN, IF TOO MANY PEOPLE, YOU’RE NOT
GETTING ALONG WITH
PEOPLE AND A LOT OF US INCLUDING ME DISAGREE
WITH SOME OF YOUR
TACTICS AND IDEAS AND I WISH YOU WELL, BUT
I’D LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT
YOUR RESIGNATION AND HE DID THAT.
>>Reporter: AND
TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE’S NOT
LOOKING AT ANYTHING
WHEN ASKED IF HE’S PLANNING TO MEET LATER
THIS MONTH WITH IRAN’S
PRESIDENT. LESTER?
>>KRISTEN WELKER AT
THE WHITE HOUSE, THANKS.
>>>TEN DAYS AFTER
HURRICANE DORIAN DESTROYED PARTS OF THE
BAHAMAS OFFICIALS SAY
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LISTED AS
MISSING.
GABE GUTIERREZ IS IN NASSAU IN THE BAHAMAS.
GABE, THAT’S PRETTY
OMINOUS. WHAT IS THE LATEST
THERE?
>>Reporter: LESTER, THERE?
>>Reporter: LESTER,
THE GOVERNMENT HERE SENDS ABOUT 2500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AS MISSING,
ALTHOUGH OFFICIALS
HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CHECK THOSE NAMES
AGAINST DATABASES OF
PEOPLE THAT HAVE ALREADY EVACUATED.
ALSO, A TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC
NEWS THAT THE U.S.
WILL NOT GRANT TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE
STATUS TO PEOPLE FROM
THE BAHAMAS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE DORIAN.
THAT WOULD HAVE
ALLOWED THEM TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE U.S.
UNTIL IT WAS DEEMED
SAFE TO RETURN HOME. THAT STATUS WAS GIVEN
TO VICTIMS OF OTHER
DISASTERS LIKE HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE.
THEY CAN COME TO THE
U.S. FOR THE SHORT TIME BUT THEY WON’T BE
ABLE TO STAY AND WORK
THERE, LESTER. >>GABE, THANK YOU.
>>>ALSO TONIGHT, THE
VERDICT IS IN IN THE TRIAL OF A CHINESE
BUSINESSWOMAN ARRESTED
FOR TRESPASSING AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
MAR-A-LAGO’S RESORT.
SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF ENTERING A
RESTRICTED AREA AND
LYING TO THE SECRET SERVICE.
SHE WAS DISCOVERED
MARCH 30th WITH A NUMBER OF ELECTRONIC
DEVICES IN HER PURSE.
SHE FACES UP TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON.
>>>MORE BREAKING NEWS
FROM SOUTH FLORIDA, A FRIGHTENING NEAR MISS
IN A SMALL PLANE CRASH
AT THE AIRPORT IN BOCA RATON.
JOE FRYER IS STANDING
BY WITH DETAILS. JOE, WHAT CAN YOU TELL
US?
>>LESTER, THE PLANE CRASHED AFTER TAKING
OFF IN FLORIDA.
DRAMATIC SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE PLAN
HITTING THE GROUND
NEAR BEEN AIRPORT HANGER BARELY MISSING
AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS
WORKING JUST FEET AWAY.
AUTHORITIES SAY TWO
PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD THE SINGLE ENGINE
PLANE AND THAT THE
PILOT ALERTED THE CONTROL TOWER THERE
WAS SOME TYPE OF ISSUE
RIGHT AFTER TAKING OFF.
THE PILOT TRIED
CIRCLING BACK TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY, BUT
CRASHED IN A PARKING
LOT INSTEAD. THE PILOT WAS INJURED
AND TAKEN TO THE
HOSPITAL. THE PASSENGER WAS
TREATED ON THE SCENE
FOR A MINOR INJURY, NOW THE FAA IS INVEST
GATING WHAT CAUSED
THIS CRASH. LESTER?
>>PRETTY AMAZING,
THANK YOU, JOE. >>>ALSO IN FLORIDA,
THE HORRIFYING
WORKPLACE RAMPAGE POLICE SAY AN EMPLOYEE
AT A MANUFACTURING
COMPANY STABBED FIVE PEOPLE.
RON MOTT IS IN
TALLAHASSEE. >>Reporter: THE CALL
FOR HELP CAME SHORTLY
AFTER 8:30 THIS MORNING WHILE POLICE
WERE TAKING PART IN A
9/11 CEREMONY. OFFICERS DESCENDING ON
THE SCENE OF A
WORKPLACE STABBING WHERE FIVE PEOPLE WERE
RUSHED TO THE
HOSPITAL. ONE OF THE VICTIMS IN
SERIOUS CONDITION, THE
OTHERS FAIR OR GOOD. >>HE WAS ENGAGED IN
SOME KIND OF A DISPUTE
AT WORK. HE WAS TOLD TO CLOCK
OUT.
HE CLOCKED OUT AT 8:20.
HE RECEIVED THE CALL
AT APPROXIMATELY 8:33. >>Reporter:
AUTHORITIES ARRESTED
41-YEAR-OLD ANTWAN BROWN THAT WORKED
THERE FOR THREE AND A
HALF MONTHS. HE WILL BE CHARGED
WITH FIVE COUNTS OF
ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND ONE COUNT
OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY BROWN
GOT INTO A VERBAL
ALTERCATION AND WAS ORDERED TO GO HOME,
THAT’S WHEN THEY SAY
HE PULLED OUT A POCKET TYPE FOLDING KNIFE.
>>AFTER HE STABBED
HIS CO-WORKER, UPON LEAVING SEVERAL
EMPLOYEES TRYING TO
ENGAGE HIM. >>Reporter: LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
CREDIT THE EMPLOYEES FOR DETAINING BROWN
UNTIL THEY ARRIVED
LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES AFTER RECEIVING THE
FIRST CALL.
>>RON MOTT, THANK YOU.
>>>IN SIOUX FALLS,
SOUTH DAKOTA HUMAN ERROR WAS A REASON
WARNING SIRENS FAILED
TO GO OFF AFTER A SERIES OF DEVASTATING
TORNADOS DAMAGING
DOZENS OF BUILDINGS. REMARKABLY NOBODY WAS
KILLED BY THE THREE
TWISTERS THAT HAD WINDS OF 130 MILES AN
HOUR.
>>>AS THIS COUNTRY MARKS 18 YEARS SINCE
THE 9/11 ATTACK, WE
FACE THE HARSH REALITY THAT THE TOLL OF DEATH
AND SUFFERING
CONTINUES TO GROW. TODAY A STAGGERING
33,000 FIRST
RESPONDERS STRUGGLE WITH ILLNESS AND
INJURIES RELATED TO
THEIR EXPOSE SURE TO THE TOXIC RUBBLE.
I SPOKE TO ONE OF
THEM. 18 YEARS SINCE THAT
TRAGIC DAY AND THE
ATTACK ON AMERICA IS STILL CLAIMING
VICTIMS.
COULD YOU IMAGINE IN 2001 AS YOU WERE AT
THAT PILE THAT WE
WOULD STILL BE LOSING PEOPLE BECAUSE OF
9/11?
>>INCREDIBLE. >>HERE IN 2019?
>>UNBELIEVABLE.
NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
>>DENNIS MURPHY IS A
RETIRED NYPD DETECTIVE THAT SERVED FOR 23
YEARS.
HE SPENT MONTHS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11th
IDENTIFYING AND
CATALOGING THE REMAINS OF VICTIMS AT GROUND
ZERO.
TWO YEARS AGO, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
THAT HAS NOW SPREAD TO
EIGHT PARTS OF HIS BODY.
HE IS UNDERGONE MORE
THAN 60 ROUNDS OF CHEMO THERAPY.
WHAT ARE THE DOCTORS
TELLING YOU? >>I’M NOT CURABLE.
IT’S A MAINTENANCE
PROGRAM. I’M LIVING ON BORROWED
TIME.
>>THE SEPTEMBER 11th VICTIM COMPENSATION
FUND IS SUPPORTING
HEROS AND FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN BUT AFTER
MULTIPLE EXTENSIONS,
IT FOUND ITSELF RUNNING OUT OF MONEY
DEPENDING ON CONGRESS
TO STEP IN BEFORE IT COULD NO LONGER ACCEPT
CLAIMS.
IT WAS A POLITICAL BATTLE, AND LITERALLY
A LIFE’S MISSION FOR
FORMER NYPD DETECTIVE LUIZ ALVAREZ.
>>YOU MADE ME COME
DOWN HERE, THE DAY BEFORE MY 69th ROUND
OF CHEMO.
>>HE DIED OF 9/11 RELATED CANCER WEEKS
BEFORE THE BILL TO
EXTEND FUNDING WAS PASSED.
>>WE PROMISED HIM WE
WOULD SEE THIS THING THROUGH FOR HIM.
>>WE WERE WITH LUIZ
ALVAREZ’ BROTHER PHIL WHEN HE VISITED THE
MEMORIAL FOR THE FIRST
TIME. >>IT BRINGS THIS
FEELING OF BEING ON
HOLLOWED GROUND AND HOW MANY PEOPLE
PERISHED HERE BUT HOW
MANY PEOPLE DID GREAT THINGS DOWN HERE.
MY BROTHER BEING ONE
OF THEM. >>JUST LAST WEEK A
SOLUM CEREMONY TO
REMEMBER 22 ADDITIONAL NEW YORK CITY
FIREFIGHTERS WHO
RECENTLY DIED FROM 9/11-RELATED
ILLNESSES, SOMETHING
THE DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF SAYS HAPPENS ALL TOO
OFTEN.
>>OUR DEPARTMENT GATHERS, WE MOURN, AND
WE RENEW OUR PROMISE
TO NEVER FORGET. >>TO NEVER FORGET THE
3,000 PEOPLE WHO DIED
ON THAT DAY, BUT ALSO, THOSE WE CONTINUE TO
LOSE FIRST RESPONDERS
WHO HAVE RISKED IT ALL OUT OF DUTY AND HONOR.
>>GOD FORBID IT
HAPPEN AGAIN I WOULD BE DOWN THERE IN A
HEART BEAT KNOWING
WHAT I KNOW BUT I WOULDN’T WANT TO HAVE
ANYBODY ELSE GONE
THROUGH WHAT ANY OF US DID.
>>DETECTIVE MURPHY IS
A POWERFUL ADVOCATE FOR THE WORLD TRADE
CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM
THAT CONTINUES TO SCREEN AND MONITOR
THOSE WHO RESPONDED
HERE IN NEW YORK AND THE PENTAGON AND
PENNSYLVANIA.
>>>ALSO TONIGHT, A LEGENDARY NAME IN
AMERICAN BUSINESS HAS
DIED. OIL TYCOON T BOONE
PICKENS WAS A
CORPORATE RAIDER IN THE THE 1980s AND
DONATED OVER A BILLION
DOLLARS OVER THE YEARS TO VARIOUS CAUSES.
HE WAS 91.
>>>WE GOT A LOT MORE TO TELL YOU ABOUT AS
WE CONTINUE TONIGHT
INCLUDING ONE OF THE NFL’S BIGGEST STARS
FACING SEXUAL ASSAULT
ALLEGATIONS IN A NEW LAWSUIT AND AMAZING
CRASH CAM VIDEO AND
HOW IT ALL TURNED OUT. CRASH CAM VIDEO AND
>>>WE’LL TELL YOU WHY THE SISTERS ARE MAKING
HISTORY IN A
REMARKABLE RISE THROUGH THE RANKS OF
THE ARMY.
WE HOP >>>WE’RE BACK TONIGHT
WITH THE ACCUSATIONS
AGAINST ONE OF THE NFL’S BIGGEST, MOST
CONTROVERSIAL STARS
ANTONIO BROWN ACCUSED OF RAPE DAYS AFTER THE
WIDE RECEIVER WAS
RELEASED BY THE OAKLAND RAIDERS AND
SIGNED BY THE
PATRIOTS. NBC’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER
HAS DETAILS.
>>Reporter: BACK ON THE FIELD AND TONIGHT
ALSO THE TARGET OF
SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS, STAR WIDE RECEIVER
ANTONIO BROWN
PRACTICING WITH HIS NEW TEAM FOR THE FIRST
TIME AFTER HE WAS HIT
OVERNIGHT WITH A CIVIL LAWSUIT ACCUSING HIM
OF RAPE.
HIS FORMER TRAINER WORLD CLASS GYMNAST
BRITTANY TAYLOR
ACCUSES OF BROWN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON
THREE OCCASIONS, LAST
YEAR HE PUSHED HER FACE INTO THE MATTRESS
AND FORCIBLY RAPED
HER. >>WE’RE LOOKING INTO
THE SITUATION AND TAKE
IS IT SERIOUSLY. >>Reporter:
AUTHORITIES SAY THEY
HAVE NO RECORD OF A COMPLAINT AND NO
CRIMINAL CHARGES,
TAYLOR SAYS AS A RAPE VICTIM OF ANTONIO
BROWN, DECIDING TO
SPEAK OUT HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT
DECISION BUT BROWN’S
ATTORNEY SHOT BACK. HE DENIES EACH AND
EVERY ALLEGATION IN
THE LAWSUIT ADDING ANY SEXUAL INTERACTION
BETWEEN BROWN AND
TAYLOR WAS ENTIRELY CONSENSUAL.
AT PRACTICE TODAY, TOM
BRADY. >>DO YOU HAVE ANY
COMMENT AT ALL ON THE
ANTONIO BROWN ALLEGATIONS OUT THERE?
>>NO.
>>Reporter: AS ONE OF THE LEAGUE’S BEST
RECEIVERS, BROWN IS
ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL AFTER
TURMOIL WITH THE
STEELERS AND RAIDERS BEFORE HE PLAYED A
SINGLE GAME FOR THE
PATRIOTS WHERE HE’LL MAKE UP TO $15 MILLION
THIS YEAR, HIS FUTURE
IS NOW UNCERTAIN. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS.
>>>WE’LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK AN
>>>NEXT TONIGHT, THE
WILD VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE.
A DASHCAM CAPTURING
THE MOMENT A MOVING TRUCK FLIPS OVER ON
THE ROAD LANDING ON
THE ROOF OF A HOUSE IN CANADA.
POLICE CHARGED THE
24-YEAR-OLD MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH
CARELESS DRIVING.
LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT.
>>>TO OUR NBC NEWS
EXCLUSIVE FROM WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE
FIRST TIME IN THE
244-YEAR HISTORY OF THE U.S. ARMY, TWO
SISTERS HAVE ACHIEVED
THE RANK OF GENERAL. NBC’S KATE SNOW WITH
THEIR STORY.
>>Reporter: IN THE ARMY, DO PEOPLE KNOW
YOU’RE SISTERS?
>>SOME DO. SOME DON’T.
THEY WILL NOW.
>>Reporter: MAJOR GENERAL MARIA BARRETT
OVERSEES
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS FOR THE ARMY
AND HER LITTLE SISTER
IS THE IN THE MEDICAL COMMAND FROM SHARING A
BEDROOM GROWING UP AND
SHARING THE SAME RANK, GENERAL.
>>FOR THE MAJORITY OF
MY CAREER, I REALLY HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT
BEING A WOMAN EVERY
DAY, BUT WHEN THE STORY CAME OUT ON
THIS, AND THEN YOU SEE
THE COMMENTS THAT COME BACK AND YOU REALIZE
THAT YOU’RE STILL,
YOU’RE A ROLE MODEL FOR OTHERS.
>>Reporter: THEIR DAD
A VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II, A PROUD TRADITION
OF SERVICE.
>>VERY BLESSED TO HAVE SOMEBODY THAT YOU
THEN CAN SHARE
EXPERIENCE AND TALK TO.
>>Reporter: YOU’RE
SISTERS. >>THAT UNDERSTANDS
WHAT YOU’RE GOING
THROUGH. >>Reporter: WHEN
GENERAL BARRETT WAS
PROMOTED TO TWO STAR GENERAL SHE PASSED ON
HER STAR TO SOMEONE
ELSE ON THE RISE. >>THE PERSON THAT I
GAVE IT TO WAS, YOU
KNOW, A FANTASTIC MOTHER, A FANTASTIC
WIFE, A FANTASTIC
OFFICER, AND THEN I CALLED PAULA UP TO GET
THEM AND SHE — I DO
THINK YOU WERE SURPRISED.
YOU DIDN’T SEE IT
COMING. >>I DID NOT SEE IT
COMING.
I THOUGHT AFTER POLLY — POLYESTER
JUMP SUITS, WE WERE
DOWN WITH HAND ME DOWNS.
>>Reporter: SHE WEARS
HER SISTER’S FORMER STARS HOPING TO
INSPIRE OTHERS TO
REACH FOR THE STARS, TOO.
KATE SNOW, NBC NEWS,
WASHINGTON. >>>AND WHEN WE COME
BACK, A WHOLE
NEIGHBORHOOD TURNS OUT FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY
>>>IN TONIGHT’S
INSPIRING AMERICA, THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR

>>>IN TONIGHT’S INSPIRING AMERICA, THE
BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR
A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT BROUGHT OUT AN
ENTIRETY COMMUNITY.
HERE IS REHEMA ELLIS. >>Reporter: HE TURNED
4 TODAY WAS THE PARTY
OF A LIFETIME. THE ROAD TO HIS
VIRGINIA SCHOOL PAVED
WITH YELLOW SPORTS CARS, FIRE TRUCKS AND
SCHOOL BUSES INSPIRED
BY WHITAKER’S FAVORITE TRANSFORMER BUMBLEBEE.
A CELEBRATION YEARS IN
THE MAKING. >>HE’S NEVER HAD
PEOPLE BE AROUND FOR
HIS BIRTHDAY. THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME.
IT’S REALLY SPECIAL FOR HIM.
>>Reporter: WHITAKER
WAS JUST 13 MONTHS OLD WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED
NEURO BLASTMO.
CUPCAKES BUT NO PARTY. UNTIL NOW.
WITH HELP FROM A
COMMUNITY, HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW.
>>CRYING MY WHOLE WAY
HERE BECAUSE I COULDN’T BELIEVE SO
MANY PEOPLE CAME OUT
FOR THIS. >>Reporter: A SIMPLE
IDEA TO HAVE A YELLOW
CAR PARKED OUTSIDE THE WEINBERGER HOME SET
THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD
ABOVE. ABOVE.
>>THERE ARE NO
MUNDANE MOMENTS IN

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