Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 26, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT THE MAJOR VERDICT JUST HANDED
DOWN, A DRAMATIC DAY
IN COURT, DRUG MAKER JOHNSON & JOHNSON
ORDERED TO PAY MORE
THAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.
THE JUDGE FINDING THE
COMPANY HELPED FUEL THE DEADLY OPIOID
EPIDEMIC.
PROSECUTORS HAILING IT AS A LAND MARK
DECISION.
>>JOHNSON & JOHNSON WAS THE KINGPIN BEHIND
THE NATION’S ONGOING
OPIOID CRISIS. >>TONIGHT WHY THIS
RULING COULD BE A GAME
CHANGER. >>>ALSO TONIGHT
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE
G7 OPENING THE DOOR TO NEW FACE TO FACE
NUCLEAR TALKS WITH
IRAN AND SIGNALING A BREAK THROUGH IN THE
TRADE WAR WITH CHINA.
>>>TROPICAL STORM DORIAN GAINING
STRENGTH AND
THREATENING TO BECOME A HURRICANE.
PUERTO RICO BRACING
FOR POTENTIAL IMPACT. OUR CORRESPONDENTS
THERE ON THE GROUND
TONIGHT. >>>THE FLASH FLOOD
EMERGENCY IN THE
MIDWEST, A CAR SWEPT AWAY BY RUSHING WATER.
>>>THE UBER DRIVER
ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A TEEN ON THE WAY FROM
HER SWEET 16 PARTY.
POLICE SAY HE DROVE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
PLANNING TO SEXUAL
ASSAULT HER, HOW SHE GOT AWAY AND CALLED
FOR HELP.
>>>THE BRAZEN HEIST IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
CAUGHT ON CAMERA,
ARMED ROBBERS FORCING EMPLOYEES ON TO THE
GROUND, BINDING THEM
WITH ZIP TIES AND TAPE.
THE MAN HUNT FOR
SUSPECTS WHO MADE OFF WITH MILLIONS IN
JEWELS.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING, I’M KATE SNOW IN FOR
LESTER TONIGHT.
IN AN EFFORT TO HOLD SOMEONE ACCOUNTABLE
FOR THIS NATION’S
DEVASTATING OPIOID CRISIS, MORE THAN 40
STATES HAVE SUED THE
COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURED OR
DISTRIBUTED
PRESCRIPTION PAIN PAINKILLERS.
TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST
TIME A JUDGE IN OKLAHOMA HAS RULED
AGAINST ONE OF THE
WORLD’S BEST KNOWN COMPANIES ORDERING
JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO
PAY MORE THAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS SAYING
THE COMPANY’S ACTIONS
COMPROMISED THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF
THOUSANDS OF
OKLAHOMANS. THE LAND MARK DECISION
COULD BE THE FIRST OF
MANY AND COULD IMPACT AN EVEN BIGGER TRIAL
SLATED TO BEGIN THIS
FALL. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH
KRIST
KRISTEN DAHLGREN. >>Reporter: LATE THIS
AFTERNOON, A LAND MARK
DECISION — >>DEFENDANTS CAUSED
AN OPIOID CRISIS THAT
IS EVIDENCE BY INCREASED RATES OF
ADDICTION, DEATHS, AND
NEONATAL SYNDROME IN OKLAHOMA.
>>Reporter: THE JUDGE
RULING AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON SAYING THE
COMPANY IS LIABLE FOR
AGGRESSIVELY MARKETING POWERFUL PAINKILLERS
WHILE DOWN PLAYING THE
RISK. OKLAHOMA HAD ASKED FOR
$17 BILLION TO HELP
FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC. THE JUDGE AWARDED 572
MILLION SAYING IT
WOULD BE UP TO THE LEGISLATURE TO GET
ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
PROSECUTORS PRAISED THE AWARD.
>>WE HAVE PROVEN THAT
JOHNSON & JOHNSON BUILT ITS
BILLION-DOLLAR BRAND
OUT OF GREED AND ON THE BACKS OF PAIN AND
SUFFERING OF INNOCENT
PEOPLE. >>Reporter: ATTORNEYS
FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON
PROMISED AN APPEAL. >>JOHNSON & JOHNSON
DID NOT CAUSE THE
OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS HERE IN OKLAHOMA OR
ANYWHERE.
>>Reporter: THE CASE IS NOT JUST ABOUT
OKLAHOMA.
THERE ARE NEARLY 2,000 PENDING LAWSUITS
AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTORS LIKE
JOHNSON & JOHNSON.
LEGAL SCHOLARS HAVE CALLED THE OKLAHOMA
TRIAL A LITMUS TEST
AND COMPARED IT TO THE CASE AGAINST BIG
TOBACCO IN THE ’90s.
BUT FOR TONYA RADCLIFF TONIGHT WHO TESTIFIED
AT THE TRIAL, IT’S
ABOUT SOMETHING MUCH SMALLER, HER BABIES,
SOME FOSTERED OR
ADOPTED AFTER THEY WERE BORN DEPENDENT ON
OPIOIDS.
>>FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE
PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES ARE GOING TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE BETTERMENT OF
OKLAHOMANS. TODAY WAS A WIN.
>>WHAT NEXT?
>>THAT PROMISE OF AN APPEAL MEANS THIS
ISN’T OVER.
HOWEVER IT PLAYS OUT IN OKLAHOMA, IT SEEMS
TO BE A RESOUNDING FOR
ALL THOSE OTHER TOWNS AND MUNICIPALITIES AND
STATES SUING DRUG
MAKERS. A JUDGE IN OHIO IS
GOING TO START TO HEAR
THOSE CASES IN OCTOBER AND SOME SAY THIS MAY
INFLUENCE THE DRUG
COMPANIES. >>THANK YOU.
>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS
RETURNING HOME FROM THE G7 SUMMIT ON A
HOPEFUL NOTE SAYING
HE’S OPEN TO POSSIBLE NUCLEAR TALKS WITH
IRAN AND SIGNALING A
POSSIBLE BREAK THROUGH IN THE TRADE WAR WITH
CHINA.
NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS IN FRANCE WITH
MORE.
>>Reporter: THE SUMMIT CLOSING WITH AN
OPEN DOOR AS PRESIDENT
TRUMP INDICATES HE’D CONSIDER THE FRENCH
PRESIDENT’S PUSH TO
SET UP A MEETING WITH IRANIAN LEADER HASSAN
ROUHANI.
>>IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE
CORRECT OR RIGHT, I
WOULD AGREE TO THAT. BUT IN THE MEANTIME,
THEY HAVE TO BE GOOD
PLAYERS. YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT
THAT MEANS.
>>Reporter: ANY DIRECT TALKS WOULD BE
THE FIRST BETWEEN THE
COUNTRY’S TWO LEADERS SINCE THE IRANIAN
HOSTAGE CRISIS NEARLY
FOUR DECADES AGO AND A DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT
IN A RELATIONSHIP
MARKED BY RISING TENSIONS OVER IRAN’S
NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
THERE’S NO TIME LINE FOR ANY FACE TO FACE
JUST YET AND NO TIME
LINE ON A DEAL WITH CHINA TO END THE TRADE
WAR EITHER, ALTHOUGH
THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO THINK HE’S GETTING
CLOSER.
>>I BELIEVE THEY WANT TO DO A DEAL.
THE TARIFFS HAVE HIT
THEM VERY HARD IN A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF
TIME.
>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S OPTIMISM
BOOSTING MARKETS, BUT
IT’S NOT CLEAR CHINA IS CHANGING ITS
POSITION.
THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE
WHIPLASH WEEK IN WHICH
HE SUGGESTED THE CHINESE PRESIDENT WAS
BOTH AN ENEMY AND A
GREAT LEADER. >>SORRY.
IT’S THE WAY I
NEGOTIATE. IT’S THE WAY I
NEGOTIATE.
IT’S DONE VERY WELL FOR ME OVER THE YEARS
AND IT’S DOING EVEN
BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY.
>>NEXT YEAR IT’S
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TURN TO HOST THE G 7
SOMEWHERE IN THE U.S.
HE’S LEANING TOWARD MIAMI AND HIS GOLF
RESORT NEARBY.
THAT’S RAISING ETHICAL QUESTIONS GIVEN HIS
FINANCIAL STAKE IN THE
COMPANY AS HE INSISTS WITHOUT EVIDENCE HE
WILL LOSE BILLIONS
WHILE IN OFFICE. WHAT REASSURANCES, IF
ANY, CAN YOU GIVE THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE NOT LOOKING TO
PROFIT OFF THE
PRESIDENCY? >>THE COMBINATION OF
LOSS AND OPPORTUNITY,
PROBABLY IT’LL COST ME ANYWHERE FROM 3 TO
$5 BILLION TO BE
PRESIDENT. I USED TO GET A LOT OF
MONEY TO GIVE
SPEECHES. NOW I GIVE SPEECHES
AND I GET ZIPPO.
AND THAT’S GOOD. I’VE DONE A LOT OF
GREAT JOBS AND DEALS I
DON’T DO ANYMORE. I DON’T WANT TO DO
THEM.
THE DEALS I’M MAKING ARE FOR THE COUNTRY
AND THAT’S MUCH MORE
IMPORTANT. >>Reporter: LEADERS
ARE QUESTIONING
WHETHER RUSSIA SHOULD BE READMITTED TO THE
G7.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WOULD BE OPEN TO
INVITING RUSSIA AS A
GUEST TO NEXT YEAR’S SUMMIT.
>>>ALSO AT THE SUMMIT
G7 LEADERS PLEDGED TO HELP IN THE BATTLE
AGAINST THOSE MASSIVE
WILD FIRES IN THE AMAZON.
KERRY SANDERS IS IN
BRAZIL TONIGHT AND EXPLAINS WHY EFFORTS
TO SAVE THE LANDSCAPE
MAY BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
>>THIS IS AN AMAZON
RAIN FOREST GRAVEYARD, THE LAND BURNED TO
MAKE WAY FOR SOYBEAN
FARMS. WILLIAM IS EARNING $15
A DAY, CONSIDERED A
GOOD WAGE. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE
AMAZON? >>Translator: HE
SAYS, I FEEL BAD.
THE SMOKE AND DESTRUCTION IS
ATROCIOUS.
>>Reporter: SCIENTISTS SAY PART OF
WHAT FUELS THE RAIN
FOREST IS THE WATER THAT ESCAPES THROUGH
THE TREES.
IT’S CALLED TRANSPIRATION.
WATER VAPOR RISES AND
BUILDS THE RAIN CLOUDS.
IT’S A CYCLE THAT IS
THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE RAIN FOREST.
BUT WITH THE TREES CUT
DOWN, THAT CYCLE IS BROKEN, TURNING A ONCE
LUSH RAIN FOREST INTO
AN ARID SAVANNAH. TONIGHT WITH 43,000
TROOPS HERE TO STOP
THE FIRE, NOT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN
ARRESTED FOR SETTING
THEM, SOMETHING THAT CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AND
ACTIVISTS SAY IS AN
IRREVERSIBLE CRIME. >>WHAT HAPPENS HERE
IMPACTS US IN THE
UNITED STATES? >>VERY MUCH SO.
WE ALREADY HAVE SOME
CHANGES TAKING PLACE. AND WHAT IS PROJECTED
IS MUCH GREATER.
IT AFFECTS WATER SUPPLIES, AGRICULTURE,
ALL SORTS OF THINGS.
>>Reporter: TODAY WORLD LEADERS AT THE
G7 SUMMIT PLEDGED
$20 MILLION IN EMERGENCY AIDE TO HELP
FIGHT THE FIRES.
BUT IT IS YET TO BE SEEN WHEN, HOW, OR IF
IT WILL EVEN MAKE A
DENT IN THE DESTRUCTION NOW
HAPPENING HERE.
KATE. >>KERRY SANDERS,
THANK YOU.
>>>AND DANGEROUS WEATHER HITTING HERE
AT HOME AS WELL.
SEVERE STORMS TRIGGERING FLOODS
ACROSS ST. LOUIS
TODAY. CAUGHT ON CAMERA, A
CAR BEING SWEPT AWAY
BY FAST MOVING FLOOD WATERS ALONG A
HIGHWAY.
A NUMBER OF DRIVERS WERE STRANDED AND
THERE ARE REPORTS OF
MULTIPLE WATER RESCUES.
>>>FROM THE CARIBBEAN
TO FLORIDA, ALL EYES ARE ON TROPICAL STORM
DORIAN.
IT’S GAINING STRENGTH AND EXPECTED TO BECOME
A HURRICANE.
AND ONCE AGAIN PUERTO RICO MAY BE IN THE
CROSS HAIRS.
NBC’S MORGAN CHESKY IS ON THE ISLAND WHERE
THEY’RE WATCHING IT
CLOSELY TONIGHT. >>Reporter: IN PUERTO
RICO, TODAY’S SUNNY
SKIES WEREN’T FOOLING ANYONE.
ACROSS SAN JUAN,
WANTS ON WATER, ICE, AND FOR MICHELLE, BACK
UP POWER AHEAD OF
TROPICAL STORM DORIAN. >>WHAT CONCERNS YOU
THE MOST RIGHT NOW?
>>RIGHT NOW, ELECTRICITY.
>>Reporter: THE STORM
COULD MAKE LAND FALL WEDNESDAY BRINGING
HIGH WINDS AND UP TO
10 INCHES OF RAIN, THE FIRST TO POTENTIALLY
HIT THE ISLAND SINCE
ANOTHER NAMED MARIA. >>WHO DOESN’T
REMEMBER MARIA?
>>Reporter: ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO
HURRICANE MARIA HIT
PUERTO RICO HEAD ON. THE CATEGORY FOUR
HURRICANE KILLED
NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE, MAKING IT THE ISLAND’S
WORST NATURAL
DISASTER. CRUISE LINE ROYAL
CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCING
THREE SHIPS WILL BE DIRECTED OUT OF
DORIAN’S PATH.
TONIGHT DORIAN PROMPTED A HURRICANE
WATCH FOR PUERTO RICO.
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYING IF THE
STORM STAYS ON ITS
CURRENT PATH, IT COULD REACH HURRICANE
STRENGTH RIGHT AS IT
REACHES THE ISLAND. KATE.
>>AS WE TRACK THE
THREAT FROM DORIAN, THERE’S NEW FALL OUT
TONIGHT OVER WHAT
HAPPENED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA NEARLY
TWO YEARS AGO.
THERE’S WORD THAT POLICE PLAN TO CHARGE
SEVERAL NURSING HOME
WORKERS IN CONNECTIONS WITH THE DEATHS OF A
DOZEN RENTS IN IRMA’S
AFTER MATH. >>Reporter:
DISTURBING IMAGES HARD
TO FORGET. >>OVER 100 PEOPLE
BEING EVACUATED.
>>Reporter: SENIOR CITIZENS IN
DISTRESS, EVACUATED
FROM A SCORCHING HOT NURSING HOME IN SOUTH
FLORIDA AFTER A POWER
OUTAJ CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA.
RESIDENTS AT THE
REHABILITATION DIED FROM EXTREME HEAT,
THEIR DEATHS RULED
HOMICIDE. >>IT FELT LIKE 110,
115 DEGREES IN THERE.
>>Reporter: FAMILY MEMBERS LEFT
DEVASTATED.
>>SHAME ON YOU. >>WHAT A PRICE TO
PAY.
>>Reporter: THE FACILITY WAS SHUT DOWN
AND NOW NEARLY TWO
YEARS LATER, POLICE PLAN TO CRIMINALLY
CHARGE SEVERAL PEOPLE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CARE.
ONE ATTORNEY TELLS NBC
NEWS THREE NURSES AND ONE ADMINISTRATOR WILL
LIKELY BE PROSECUTED
ADDING SEVERAL HAVE ALREADY TURNED
THEMSELVES IN.
>>IT’S VERY CLEARLY AND UNDISPUTED THAT
THEY WERE GOING TO ANY
LENGTH THEY COULD UNDER EMERGENCY
SITUATIONS.
>>Reporter: SEVERAL GROUPS INVESTIGATED
THE INCIDENT.
SOME QUESTIONS WHY THE CENTER TOOK THREE DAYS
TO PLACE THE FIRST 911
CALL FOR HELP. >>THE DOCTORS HAD
DONE THEIR ROUNDS.
NOBODY SAW ANY PROBLEM UNTIL THAT FIRST CALL
WAS MADE.
>>Reporter: MONTHS LATER, STATE LAWMAKERS
PASSED LEGISLATION
REQUIRING NURSING HOMES TO HAVE BACK UP
POWER CAPABLE OF
LASTING FOR FOUR DAYS. POLICE ARE EXPECTED TO
OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE
THE CHARGES TUESDAY. KATIE BECK, NBC NEWS.
>>>IN HONG KONG,
AUTHORITIES ARE DEFENDING THEIR USE OF
FORCE TONIGHT AFTER
VIOLENT CLASHES HAVE BEEN ESCALATING
BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND
POLICE. WE GET MORE FROM
NBC’S JANICE MACKEY.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT TENSIONS HIGH IN HONG
KONG AFTER THE MOST
VIOLENT PROTESTS YET. POLICE AND
PRODEMOCRACY
PROTESTERS RUN IN BATTLE.
POLICE USING WATER
CANNONS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SEVERAL
OFFICERS DRAWING THEIR
PISTOLS, ONE SHOT FIRED, A WARNING.
IN THE CHAOS, AN
OFFICER POINTS HIS WEAPON AT AN UNARMED
MAN BEGGING TONIGHT
SHOOT. HE WAS KICKED AS
POLICE PUSHED
PROTESTERS BACK. AMONG THE ARRESTED, A
12-YEAR-OLD BOY.
CHINESE STATE MEDIA NOW PORTRAYING THIS AS
A REVOLUTION.
PROTESTERS SAY IT’S ABOUT SAFEGUARDING
FREEDOM.
THAT 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS CHARGED WITH
ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY.
HE’LL BE RELEASED TO HIS PARENTS TOMORROW.
TONIGHT POLICE ARE
DEFENDING THEIR USE OF FORCE AS REASONABLE.
KATE.
>>JANICE, THANK YOU. >>>DAYS OF RUTH BADER
GINSBURG REVEALED SHE
HAD JUST UNDERGONE THREE WEEKS OF
RADIATION TREATMENT
FOR HER FOURTH BOUT WITH CANCER, SHE SPOKE
TO A GROUP OF COLLEGE
STUDENTS TODAY. HERE’S ANDREA MITCHELL
WITH MORE.
>>Reporter: DAYS AFTER COMPLETING HER
LATEST CANCER
TREATMENT, JUSTICE GINSBURG KEEPING HER
PROMISE TO APPEAR AT
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO. >>I DID NOT WITHDRAW
WHEN MY OWN HEALTH
PROBLEMS PRESENTED CHALLENGES.
>>Reporter: RECEIVING
AN HON NARE DEGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGING HER
NOTORIETY.
>>IT WAS BEYOND MY WILDEST IMAGINATION
THAT I WOULD ONE DAY
BECOME THE NOTORIOUS RBG.
I AM NOW 86 YEARS OLD,
YET PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WANT TO TAKE THEIR
PICTURE WITH ME.
AMAZING. >>Reporter: ALSO
REFLECTING ON HER
DECISION TO ATTEND LAW SCHOOL WITH HER
HUSBAND.
>>MEDICAL SCHOOL WAS RULED OUT BECAUSE
CHEMISTRY HAD LABS IN
THE AFTERNOON, AND THAT INTERFERED WITH
MY HUSBAND’S GOLF
PRACTICE. >>Reporter: AND
HELPING PIONEER THE
FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
>>IT WAS EXHILARATING
TO HELP BRING DOWN THE BARRIERS.
TRUE, WE HAVE NOT
REACHED NIRVANA, BUT THE PROGRESS I HAVE
SEEN IN MY LIFETIME
MAKES ME OPTIMISTIC FOR THE FUTURE.
>>Reporter: THE
OLDEST JUSTICE ON THE COURT, DESCRIBED TODAY
AS AN OPERA LOVING
ROCK STAR SHOWING NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN.
ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC
NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>>TONIGHT WITH
FOOTBALL SEASON ABOUT
TO BEGIN, A STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AN
NFL STAR IS STILL
SENDING SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE LEAGUE AND
THE COUNTRY.
AND SHINING A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON PLAYER
SAFETY.
HERE’S NBC’S RON MOSS. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
AS THE JOLT FROM
ANDREW LUCK’S SUDDEN RETIREMENT RUMBLES ON,
THE NEW FOCUS FOR SOME
FANS IS FOOTBALL’S BRUTALITY.
INJURIES ARE PART OF
THE GAME AND THEY DROVE LUCK FROM IT.
>>IT’S TAKEN MY JOY
OF THIS GAME AWAY. SORRY.
>>Reporter: LUCK HAS
SUFFERED THROUGH REPEATED INJURIES FROM
HEAD TO TOE.
TODAY, FELLOW QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY
RUSHED TO LUCK’S
DEFENSE AFTER FANS BOOED.
>>IT’S HIS LIFE.
EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT THEY
WANT TO DO.
>>Reporter: MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MORE
ALL THE MORE SHOCKING
IS THE FACT THAT QUARTERBACKS LIKE TOM
BRADY AND DRU BREEZE
ARE PLAYING LONGER EVEN INTO THEIR 40s
DUE IN PART TO RULES
CHANGES MADE TO PROTECT HIM AND HERE’S
ANDREW LUCK LEAVING AT
AGE 29. >>I BELIEVE THAT
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MUCH
MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THEIR LONG-TERM
HEALTH THAN THEY EVER
HAVE BEEN. >>Reporter: IN RECENT
YEARS, THE NFL HAS
ADDRESSED SAFETY ISSUES HEAD ON BUT
FEARS REMAIN AND NOT
JUST AMONG THE PROS. NEW FIGURES OUT JUST
TODAY SHOW BOYS’
PARTICIPATION IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
DROPPING TO ITS LOWEST
LEVEL IN NEARLY 20 YEARS.
PARTLY OVER SAFETY
CONCERNS. >>COME TO THE
PROVERBIAL FORK IN THE
ROAD, AND I MADE A VOW TO MYSELF THAT IF I
EVER DID AGAIN, I
WOULD CHOOSE ME IN A SENSE.
>>Reporter: AFTER
MAKING $97 MILLION, ANDREW LUCK DECIDING
SOME THINGS ARE WORTH
MORE THAN MONEY. RON MOSS, NBC NEWS.
>>>MUCH MORE AHEAD
TONIGHT INCLUDING THE TERRIFYING UBER RIDE,
A DRIVER ACCUSED OF
KIDNAPPING A TEEN ON HER WAY HOME FROM A
PARTY.
HOW SHE ESCAPED. >>>THEN A DARING
HEIST, THE MAN HUNT
FOR SUSPECTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING
MILLIONS IN JEWELS.
>>>AND SKY HIGH, THE >>>TONIGHT A
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS
SAFE AFTER POLICE SAY AN UBER DRIVER TRIED
TO KIDNAP HER.
STEVE PATTERSON HAS THE LATEST ON THE
INVESTIGATION AND WHAT
THE COMPANY IS DOING TO KEEP RIDERS SAFE.
>>Reporter: THE
ACCUSATIONS ARE EVERY RIDER’S WORST FEAR.
POLICE SAY A NEW YORK
UBER DRIVER PICKED UP A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL
FROM A SWEET 16 PARTY
ON LONG ISLAND IN JULY.
INSTEAD OF TAKING HER
HOME, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS SHAWN
WILLIAMS CANCELLED THE
ROUTE, SAYING HE WANTED TO TAKE THE
GIRL TO HIS HOME IN
BROOKLYN WHERE HE PLANNED TO SEXUAL
ASSAULT HER.
THE TEEN SAYS HE REFUSED REPEATED
ATTEMPTS TO TAKE HER
HOME. SHE CONVINCED THE
DRIVER TO PULL OVER SO
SHE COULD USE THE BATHROOM, AND SHE RAN
TO THE NEARBY
McDONALD’S TO CALL POLICE.
WILLIAMS PLEADED NOT
GUILTY. WILLIAMS COMPLIED WHEN
SHE ASKED TO THE USE
THE BATHROOM. UBER CALLS THE
INCIDENT DEEPLY
ALARMING SAYING THEY’VE REMOVED
WILLIAMS ACCESS TO THE
APP. THE INCIDENT COMES
AFTER A STRING OF RIDE
SHARES HAVE TAKEN DANGEROUS TERMS.
UBER SAYS THEY’VE
TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE THE PLATFORM SAFER,
INCLUDING THE OPTION
TO SHARE YOUR RIDE WITH FRIENDS AND
FAMILY VIA THE APP SO
THEY CAN TRACK YOUR ROUTE, AND ADDING A
911 BUTTON THAT
PASSENGERS CAN USE DURING THE RIDE.
AS FOR THE LATEST NEWS
WITH THE 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL, THE SUSPECT IS
DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT
MONTH. IF CONVICTED, HE FACES
A MAXIMUM OF 25 YEARS >>>TONIGHT POLICE ARE
SEARCHING FOR THREE
MEN CAUGHT ON CAMERA ROBBING A CELEBRITY
JEWELER AT GUN POINT.
THE MEN GOT AWAY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WITH
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
WORTH OF JEWELRY. MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS
THE LATEST ON THE
HEIST. >>Reporter: THE
BRAZEN HEIST UNFOLDED
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, THE ARMED THIEVES FORCING
JEWELRY STORE
EMPLOYEES TO LAY FACE DOWN USING ZIP TIES
AND DUCT TAPE TO BIND
THEM. THE ROBBERY IN THE
CENTER OF MIDTOWN
MANHATTAN CAPTURED ON CAMERA AS THE GUNMAN
STOLE AN ESTIMATED
$4 MILLION IN JULY JEWELRY.
THIS MAN, A VICTIM,
DIDN’T WANTED TO BE IDENTIFIED.
>>THEY THREATENED OUR
LIVES. >>Reporter: BEFORE
CLEARING OUT THE SAFE
AND DISPLAY SHELVES, THE SUSPECTS CASED THE
STORE.
DURING THE STICK UP, DUFFEL BACKS WERE
FILLED WITH THE TAKE.
NONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE HURT.
MOMENTS BEFORE THE 911
CALL CAME IN, THE SUSPECTS WALKED OUT OF
THE STORE AND DOWN THE
STREET. THEY BLENDED IN WITH
THE CROWD AS SECURITY
CAMERAS HERE WERE ROLLING.
THE JEWELERS THAT
CATERS TO CELEBRITIES IS KNOWN FOR HIGH END
PRODUCTS, A JEWELER
FOR THE STARS, AND NOW THE SCENE OF A
DANGEROUS MULTIMILLION
DOLLAR HEIST. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>>UP NEXT, THE THRILLING NEW
ATTRACTION THAT
>>>FINALLY TONIGHT A NEW SKY HIGH
ATTRACTION IS DRAWING
THRILL SEEKERS TO TENNESSEE, AND IT’S
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF
HEART. HERE’S GADI SCHWARTZ.
>>HAVE A GREAT DAY.
>>Reporter: IN TENNESSEE SMOKY
MOUNTAINS, THIS WAS
THE BEST SEAT IN GATLINBURG FOR 65
YEARS.
BUT TODAY IT IS JUST THE WAY UP TO AN
ADVENTURE THAT IS
TAKING PEOPLES’ BREATH AWAY.
WELCOME TO THE
BRAND-NEW GATLINBURG SKY BRIDGE, THE
LONGEST PEDESTRIAN
SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN NORTH AMERICA.
AND RIGHT AROUND THE
MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE, THINGS GET PRETTY
INTERESTING.
HERE FEARS ARE CONQUERED.
>>YOU GOING TO GIVE
ME A HAND HERE? >>Reporter: A WALK OF
FAITH WHERE STRANGERS
WILL REACH FOR YOUR HAND.
>>YOU GOT IT.
>>OH, MY GOD. >>STAND ON THE GLASS
AND LET ME TAKE A
PICTURE. >>Reporter: OR ASK
YOU TO TAKE A PICTURE.
>>HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. >>Reporter: A PERFECT
SPOT TO REKINDLE 25
YEARS OF ROMANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF.
THERE WAS A TIME JUST
A FEW YEARS AGO WHERE THESE LUSH MOUNTAINS
VIEWS, THIS INCREDIBLE
GREEN LANDSCAPE, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN FURTHER
FROM ANYONE’S MIND.
IN 2016 FOREST FIRES RAVAGED THE FIRE SIDE
LEAVING THE OLD CHAIR
LIFT AND A HALF A CENTURY OF RUINS.
>>WE GOT THE WORD IT
WAS COMING OUR DIRECTION AND COMING
FAST, WE KNEW WE WERE
IN TROUBLE. >>Reporter: NOW BORN
OUT OF THE ASHES, AN
ASTONISHING LOOK, ONCE AGAIN INTRODUCING
GENERATIONS TO A VIEW
THAT’S DEFINED THIS THAT’S DEFINED THIS
CITY FOR DECADES.
GOT TODAY SWARTZ, NBC

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  1. Two year ago trump move his finger and tweeted for trade war, two years later amazon rainforest are burn down. Crazy butterfly effect!.

  2. Our country is not a real estate deal!! All of his tactics, his lies, half truths, exaggerations are classic sales techniques that REALTORS use! I know… I was a realtor for 15 years- lol jajaja
    Does that sound more impressive than 10? That's what he does- exaggerates, combines the truth with a little lie. The truth is I practiced 10 years…this is what trump does- he's continually selling something.

  3. ~ Hallie Jackson , NBC News ;
    Shame The United States President didn't call her out personally for her partisan,
    embarrassing, ignorant attack on Mr. Trump during an international news conference.
    NBC News should have its broadcast licences pulled by the FCC for
    their slanderous, salacious editorializing being presented as "news".
    .
    NBC News;
    You are a shameful insult to the traditions of American Journalism.
    .

  4. The OPIOID CRISIS is a Conspiracy To Eliminate Disability Payments!
    Notice no victims was awarded A Penny of that money?

  5. It:s a shame Ireland does not take a class action case against these big pharma, the lack of information to doctors being passed to patients nor information on the addiction properties which can lead to addiction, given within it:s information leaflets . What can an individual do??

  6. Where does patient responsibility come in? That woman who’s babies were born dependent knew by the time she was probably 5 months pregnant that Percocet or any other medicine was a problem! Give me a break. No one wants to EVER hold themselves accountable anymore! She knew every time she swallowed a tablet that she was accepting the risk! We have warnings up to the sky on EVERYTHING in today’s world! The costs of fines only get passed on to consumers who have to count every nickel they spend! Doctors, midwives, pharmacists, street pushers are ALL responsible BEFORE the makers of this medication that actually HELPS MILLIONS OF CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS. Patients who need these meds just to get out of bed every day of their lives!

  7. Andrew Luck smart move
    Who wants to live in 24/7 in intolerable pain from football injuries. Smartest move I hope other players think of quitting.. so many players have died from these horrible head injuries.

  8. Why is the world allowing a bunch of Morons Ruin the Tropical Rain Forrest, that supply's 30% of the worlds oxygen supply.

  9. All lies about Amazon. 60% is in Bolivia. We have fires every year the same way USA and other countries have. People are not concerned with the trees , what Macron want is under the trees….gold, gems,niobium among other treasures…..

  10. HOW ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR YOUR DRIVERS??? sorry did not realize cap lock was on and too lazy to retype lol…care.com and the pet service does background checks does UBER? I am not familiar with their process!

  11. John Hancock in Chicago and The walk at House on the rock WI was enough for me God bless all of you my stomach flipped watching on here LOL

  12. 10:00 if i get that old, im going for that assisted suicide. what a waste of recources. these people are 100% useless. god, please let me die at 60-70.. anything after that, i would be more useful as food for wolves.

  13. When you speak slower, it has no effect other than your affect to lead your customers to feel stupid for trusting you.

  14. Does anyone else remember the Bayer aspir corporation infecting millions of people around the world with HIV? any of you remember that the FDA provided Bayer Aspirin corporation with a list of countries that they can infect with HIV? And before you leave some kind of moronic tinfoil comment fact check.

  15. Too little too late for Brazil? They want their land cleared for their own benefit. They were planning this for decades. Screw the rest of us. Drive the wildlife into history. President Trump must think of some wonderful way to pay them back. When prosperity strolls along, that when it's time to mourn. Brazil did it all for nothing.

  16. That 520million goes to states that are corrupt when it should go to victims.
    Each victim should receive 1 million.

  17. I very glad to see something done about this. I have so many friends become very addicted to this poison so many death should this be murder charges on them❤️👍👍

  18. They will win the appeal. They didn't market or sell drugs to the public. The Dr's are responsible for their decisions. Dr's all know opioid drugs are addictive. It's on them.

  19. And who them to do it Capitol Hill for profit and greed they're the ones that should be on trial they allow this to go on for decades

  20. I would like to see a couple of dollars of that $572 million seeing that I am a victim of the opioid epidemic even still today. What about the little people in their lives that have been affected and all the money that they have spent trying to get off of these pills. The Sackler family is behind the company name!

  21. Lets all sue the alcohol companies they have killed way more people and made people who live with drunks have the most horrid life the heroin was hear way before they gave the opioid pills out and people were dying like flies and babies where hooked how can they say that all the heroin coming over the border for years all though the 1980s to today only people with common sense will understand

  22. If the Opiods were paying the politicians, we would be able to get prescriptions!!! Those now who are unfortunately crippled with pain, they lay in bed in pain, waiting to die.🎃🎈

  23. Haven't you guys heard that the opioid crisis was inflated by the CDC and that there is no real opioid crisis? That's what they really should be reporting on

  24. Four years from now when the appeal gets the judgement set aside you won't even see it mentioned on NBC or anywhere else.

  25. That reporter in the Amazon is a joke. He lifts a burned log and that is the only time that guy came near some thing that will get his hands dirty. He dresses like a french artist from the cartoons. He looks like someone who works from a desk just fine. He is NOT a field reporter.

  26. Drug companies ARE NOT responsible for over use of opioids. When people are in pain they want relief. The true cause is the public school system. 30 years ago there was an initiative called the "Presidents initiative on Physical Fitness" that was implemented into every public school through out the entire country, that required every student from middle school thru high school to be timed for "running the mile" 2 times per year. Over this time period coaches and PE instructors have been using running very liberally for "warming up" students on a daily basis indiscriminately to prepare for sports or other activities. This practice has created millions and millions of young people who end up with what is called a "jammed body". I see it day after day in my practice as a massage therapist. It took me quite a few years to develop the ability to identify exactly what I was feeling, but I have absolute proof that forcing every student to run has destroyed millions of lives. There is about 5% of the population who have a body for running, The rest DO NOT. And should NOT be forced to run. The opioid crisis began 20 years ago, just 10 years after this Initiative was implemented. I found that it takes about 10-15 years for the severe symptoms to surface on about 30% of people. The surgeon generally recently stated that 1 out of 3 people in their 20's, 30's and 40's are on pain medication. This is clear evidence to support my findings. This "running" needs to stop. The human upright body was NOT DESIGNED for long distance running. IT is ruining lives!!!!! I will be glad to testify for any drug company or doctor who is being prosecuted for just doing their jobs. Doctors are trying to help people who are hurting, and drug companies are just supplying a demand. They DID NOT cause the pain people are in. The federal government did by passing this stupid mandate!!!

    And another thing. Why are so many military veterans committing suicide? Chronic pain and PTSD is not a recipe for a hopeful life. Military service men and women are also required to do an exorbitant amount of running through out the years of their service. I have not worked on 1 military vet who did not have a jammed body! STOP THE RUNNING. There are better ways to build muscle strength and cardio vascular endurance.

  27. why arent the doctors paying for it they are responsible not the drug makers I have been taking pain pills legally ever since I was 13 ever since 1988 and even more since 1999

  28. they put me on morphine now and it is killing me instead of the pills I was on they put me on MORPHINE NOW for a few years

  29. 4 stories about weather. The Amazon, St. Louis, Florida and hurricane Erma. Climate change is real sukka! Now pay up!

  30. Pharmaceutical companies, Insurance companies, Banks and big corporations..who are multi-billion dollar companies… they continue to pull all our money even to the point of death through cancer patients, people who need organs and people trust their doctors. I think its Time to see the truth

  31. So Johnson and Johnson got sued and the money goes into the governments pockets after the government collected the taxes for this abusive action. Double dipping like they did against the tobacco companies. The victim gets nothing.

  32. Ordered to pay the State Half a Billion Dollars whom was also paid over a Billion Dollars to support the same people they sue for by the federal Government but States took the money and gave it to these Big Corporations instead of carrying for its people..

  33. All these idiots are going to do is cut off the people who live in chronic pain, and are only able to function because of their medications. Crisis? Stop prescribing opioids to twenty year olds! Leave the over forty crowd alone. Of course that won't be what happens. The over forty crowd who need their medications to live anything close to a productive life, will be on their own again, ignored by a system that doesn't care about them in the first place, and are now hungrily pursing a phony crisis for political reasons. The whole system is rotten, and the patients will be the first to suffer as usual. You can be sure, however, that if members of Congress need medication, it will always be readily available for them.

  34. I suggest you look into the Er Doctors that like to prescribe it randomly. 5 people I know was giving it .😠Longview Washington alone.🤔

  35. basically trump feels bc he doesn't get paid to speak or do deals, he's entitled to have the summit at his resort to make up for his loss.

    yup..
    the president is a loser

  36. so when they plant soy beans after these burns what does that tell us? China talked to them and wants to do business there. The usa no longer will be their soy producer. Looks like all the hemp farms in Colorado, oregon and North Carolina are the beginning of a new trend and direction for farmers.

  37. the owners of the drug companys should read "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. Then move to a less sue happy country, where the individual is responsible for their own addictions. The USA no longer deserves the millions in corporate taxes this company pays.

  38. Since when can you not admire the skill of your opponent? Pres.Trump stated the Chinese President is both a great president and our enemy. BOTH are true. Does NBC fear the truth, or are they to dumb to understand the truth.

  39. Back in 1978 four of us who were 1st string football players had to quit our team, due to the new requirement of summer practice. We all had summer jobs needed to pay for college and to help our familys.

  40. well, he did it again. Trump has not kept his promise to save the coal mining industry. There's thousands of miners who are without emplyoment and they're suffering terribly. Some miners have promised to vote Democrate in 2020. Told you that lying dog doesn't give jack about you. And in spite of his sins, some miners in 2020 are still going to support a billionaire who doesn't a hoot about their poor-you-know-whats.

  41. You steel you will go down, don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Jules Robbers are not a Noble Job nothing but criminals that will end up dead or life in the Federal prison.

  42. Three to five billion dollar lose as President? "Zippo?" Yeah, right. He won't loose a dime. He doesn't love his supporters that much.

  43. Suing Johnson & Johnson for the Opioid practice? So why did not we prosecute and imprison those in the government who orchestrated the sale of crack cocaine in Black communities? NOBODY GOT PROSECUTED EXCEPT "the Black guy", Freeway RIck Ross. —-And the Hispanic reporter who broke the story was mysteriously murdered.

  44. Grown men making millions of dollars for playing with balls, while school teachers are barely getting by. That's just one example of what is wrong with our society.

  45. Why when black people were hooked on crack cocaine in the 1980s 1970's 1990's why didnt a judge do what this judge did, oh!! I forget it was BLACKS WHO WERE HOOKED ON DRUGS AND EITHER THEY DIED OR GOT SENT TO PRISON, THERE ARE TWO AMERICA'S ONE FOR WHITES & THE OTHER ONE FOR BLACKS, WELL I JUST WANT TO SAY READ YOUR BIBLE PEOPLE THIS THING THAT IS HAPPENING TO THE WHITE MAN ALL OVER THE PLACE, THIS IS A CURSE!!, SO GO AND BLOW THE DUST OFF OF YOUR BIBLES AND READ IT.

  46. Some people talk about choice, and self-responsibility, regarding the opioid epidemic, BUT choice is valid only when the information of a product is true. Those companies, never mentioned the fact, that you become a junkie, after taking the fourth pill. No one would take Oxycontin or Percocet if he knew that he will become depended on it. Those pills are extremely addictive and destructive, and they should label this with big bold letters on their product. Then yes!!! we would have a choice. In this case, we got deceived. Also, those companies made trillions out of this fraud. So 572 millions, is a loss that does not affect them at all. Even the judge should be judged and condemned, for favoring those companies.

  47. So it's ok to sell the stuff as long as you pay $574 million dollars to the government. How about giving the money to the victims?

  48. So this fool scraps Ombamas deal with Iran…brings us to the brink of war and now he wants to renegotiate with them? 😂 😂 😂 Ok deal maker. 😂

  49. whos army secured the opium in Afghanistan 8o))   this is a nothing lawsuit…….. since none of that is going back into our pockets for paying for all these methadone clinics that we all get to pay for …yay…..    fake news….

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