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breaking news hillary clinton named tim kaine as her pick for vice president. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. good evening. as we come on the air in the west, we begin with the breaking news you heard just moments ago. hillary clinton naming her vice presidential running mate, senator tim kaine from the battle ground state of virginia where he also served as governor. the choice first revealed via tweet and text messages to her supporters just three days before the start of the democratic national convention. nbc's andrea mitchell
has late details from florida. andrea, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, hillary clinton made this decision and called tim kaine back stage after finish thing rally here. aids said she made the decision because she felt he would be a partner in glooverning, someone she would want to see every day for four years and came after a meeting of lunch at the clinton home in washington. tonight hillary clinton making it official, revealing virginia senator tim kaine will be her running mate. >> are we ready to go win an election in november? [ cheers ] >> well, i think after the last week, what we saw in cleveland, we better be ready to go win an election in november. >> reporter: earlier, kaine in boston not ready to reveal the secret have you spoken with the senator? >> not going to say. >> reporter: kaine
considered a safe choice with foreign policy experience, fluent in spanish. married father of three seen as compatible and partner, something bill clinton opted for with al gore in 1992. hillary clinton helping to make that choice. kaine admitting he lacks sizzle. >> they are true, i am boring. >> okay. >> but, you know, boring is the fastest growing demographic in this country. >> reporter: last week a tryout to see if they had chemistry. the campaign liking what they saw. >> if you want to trash talker president or bridge builder president. >> what he said is worth considering. do you want a trash talker or a bridge builder? i like that one, a lot. >> reporter: but the pick comes with some risks, progressives critical because of the trade agreement and views about wall street regulation and issues important to bernie sanders
supporters and his past position on abortion but after donald trump taking mike pence, they feel less pressure opting with someone with foreign policy chops with his resume. >> tim kaine would be seen as ready to be president. that's the test any pick needs to pass. after that a lot of democrats would be pleased with the choice he's well-liked within the party and i don't see any downside to picking tim kaine, except for the often sited boring factor. >> reporter: hillary clinton and tim kaine are going to campaign together in miami for the first time as a team. they are going to fight hard against criticism on the left he is not progressive enough. lester? >> thanks. let's bring in moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd. maybe he's not going to appeal to the more progressives in the party. will that ultimately matter? >> i don't think it will. let's see what monday at the convention is like in philadelphia. i think some sanders supporters have bigger
beeves with the dnc than they do with tim kaine and hillary clinton. so i think they may focus their fire there. i don't think -- i think a lot of progressives are arguing maybe it's better to keep elizabeth warren or bernie sanders in the u.s. senate they can be true progressives there instead of locked in the vice presidency. i don't think ultimately, it's going to be that big of a deal because partially goes back to tim kaine's very well liked. very well liked by bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. let me tell you something why they are rolling out of miami, tim kaine is not hispanic but speaks fluent spanish. the first to do a speech on the senate floor in spanish before anyone. miami being a bilingual town, you want to show that as an asset. so that's why you want
to start there. expect tomorrow we'll see something we haven't seen before when they roll it out a bilingual affair with tim kaine probably spending as much time talking in spanish as english. >> he will be formally nominated this week but pieces in place for this battle in november. >> what is interesting here, trump and clinton both actually ended up doing the same thing for their running mate. they picked safe do no harm governing partners. mike pence, long resume. tim kaine, long resume. you know what that's going to lead to, lester, my prediction? the two running mates will be the most two popular people running. >> interesting observation. >> thank you. let's get the reaction from republicans now, donald trump of course coming off his acceptance speech at the rnc and unleashing a new tirade today trying to settle some old scores. katy tur is outside
trump tower in manhattan for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. there is immediate spin from the gop, reince priebus tweeting tim kaine does nothing to unify a fractured democrat base repelled by her dishonesty and chrome yes m. this is after a c convention out of their own. donald trump off message with an ax to grind. taunting ted cruz for refusing to endorse him wednesday night. >> he may have ruined his political career. i feel so badly. >> reporter: the real tirade hours after the campaign's attempted course correction. last night feature daughter ivanka in prime time with a softer touch. >> at my father's company, there are more female than male executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do. >> reporter: trump with a hammer. >> this is the legacy of hillary clinton.
death, destruction, terrorism and weakness. >> reporter: the nominee casting america as a dark and dangerous place. >> i alone can fix it. >> reporter: where crime is ramped. >> homicides last year increased by 17% in america's 50 largest cities. >> reporter: and immigrants are partly to blame. >> nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens. >> reporter: while some cities have seen an increase in murders in recent years, the overall violent crime rate remains at historic lows down 15% from when president obama took office. and according to a recent study, crime among first generations immigrants, those with and without documentation is actually lower than people born in the u.s. the back and forth.
>> this violence and chaos everywhere doesn't really jive with the experience of most people. >> the liberals have a set of statistics which may be right but not where human beings are. people are frightened. >> reporter: in may christina perez was on the fence. >> i don't think trump can bring us together. >> reporter: last night's speech didn't change her mind. >> i don't think i'd vote for candidate trump. i'm not sure i'll vote at all at this point. >> reporter: as for the ratings, trump's speech drew about 32 million viewers. that's 6 million less than john mccain did in 2008. lester? >> katy tur, thank you. let's turn to another major story we're following this evening. the shooting rampage at a major shopping mall in munich, germany that left ten people dead including the attacker. it sparked a manhunt with police revealing late this evening that they believe the shooter took his own life and likely acted alone.
nbc's kelly kohas details for us. >> reporter: the moment of terror captured on camera. the man dressed in black pulls a gun and starts shooting. [ gunshots ]. >> reporter: people on the streets running for cover. within minutes, police flooded in, guns drawn. parents grabbing their children dashing for safety and rescuers trying to help the wounded. it began around 6:00 friday night at one of munich's most popular malls. shots fired at the mcdonald's and witnesses say inside the mall. at one point witnesses told police they saw three shooters. this video from duke university student in germany visiting family. >> there was like a family coming towards us. they were in shock telling us don't go to that mall. we've heard gunshots and people are screaming and running
away, so we were in shock for a few seconds and didn't know what to do. >> reporter: tonight the urgent manhunt for a shooter or shooters is still underway. the transit system shut down, highways closed, people warned to stay inside. germany was already on high alert just four days ago this 17-year-old asylum seeker pledged allegiance to isis a attacked five on a train with an ax. around the mall and around the neighborhood, found a body, the shooter they believe killed himself they said and appears to have acted alone. nbc news, london. we want to turn to our chief foreign correspondent richard ingle in new york. people's minds immediately in europe turn to isis but there are other things in germany. >> the initial assumption is this was an isis attack but officials in germany
are leaning toward an a neo-nazi group and believe one of the gunman has been killed, that that body found, they are operating under the assumption there are other gunmen still at large, perhaps two other gunmen. that's why this city is in lockdown but this reflects, if it is in fact, as the assumption is that this was the work of neo-naz neo-nazis, it shows how much anger, hatred in germany and across the country because of the immigration crisis, because of all of the isis attacks that have been there. so in this case, perhaps it was isis, but more likelihood, it was reactions because of the attacks. >> richard engel, thank you. to the brutal and massive heat wave making millions miserable across the country, cities like new york, philadelphia, dallas and los angeles are coping with sweltering conditions. much of the heat dome has laid a blanket of hot air over the midwest and now the northeast, but
tonight, rising temperatures are scorching many corners of the country. nbc's miguel almaguer has more. a massive heat wave, new york, along the coast, in new york a heat advisory and air quality alert. >> air conditioners, fans are selling. it's been awhile since they sold that fast so i'm happy. >> reporter: the looming heat dope is trapping 122 million people in 26 states under a bubble. >> i just want to dump water on my head. >> reporter: at least one-third of the country is sweltering. add in humidity and the heat index or what it feels like. 97 in boston and new york. 99 in washington d.c. and philly. >> the heat looks like it has staying power beyond the weekend. high temperatures in the 90s wide spread combined with the humidity, it will push the heat index well over 100. >> reporter: in texas,
it's so hot highway 75 buckled. near minneapolis, the temperature is nearly off the charts. public transit buses are offering free air conditioned rides to escape the dangerous heat. >> i need to come in, don't have to pay. isn't that exciting? >> reporter: tonight, it's sizzling in the west where fire is a danger. evacuations ordered. palm springs, 1 17. in los angeles, the beach is the place to be. >> we came to escape the heat and cool off at the beach. >> reporter: the national weather service issued an excessive heat warning for the los angeles area but really from coast-to-coast, it is going to be a scorcher. millions will be looking for a cooler place to be this weekend wherever that may be. if you are forced to be outside, it could be down right dangerous. lester? >> miguel almaguer in santa monica, thank you. after more than two years of looking for missing malaysia
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back now with new details on that police shooting that shocked the nation. we have now learned the name of the officer that shot and wounded a caretaker on the ground as he tried to help a man with autism. as our kerry sanders explains, that officer's commander is being accused of giving conflicting accounts of what happened. >> reporter: charles kinsey laying on his back with his hands in the air just before being shot by miami police monday. today, four days later, nbc learned that the s.w.a.t. team commander provided conflicting statements to investigators. >> an officer who betrays the trust of any resident of any community, they must
be shamed, removed, fired. >> reporter: city officials identified the officer who fired the shot as 30-year-old jonathan aledda, in uniform for over four years. pending the investigation, aledda is on paid leave, his commander on unpaid leave. in that cell video, you can see kinsey next to a 26-year-old autistic man from a group home where he worked. he shouted to police the man was only holding a toy truck. the police union says that officer aledda thought it was a weapon. in a statement, aledda says in part, i did what i had to do in a split second. >> this is a case where a police officer was trying to save mr. kensey's life and unfortunately, his shot went astray. >> reporter: but if that story was true,
kinsey's attorney asked, why did police handcuff kinsey after shooting him? >> there was no response. >> reporter: after what happened on video, city officials say that training will now become mandatory. kerry sanders, nbc news, north miami. we're back in a moment with the prince and his pup, sharing some ice cream, george reaches another milestone.
but their hooves didn't get them far. but their hooves didn't get them far. slipped away from a slaughterhouse but were later spotted grazing got a block away. police managed to contain them at an apartment complex and loaded them into a trailer. sad news tonight for the world of football. dennis green, the acclaimed football coach who led the minnesota vikings and the minnesota cardinals over 13 seasons has died. green led the team to eight playoff appearances in '98 and 2000. his family says he suffered a cardiac arrest. and passed away last night. green was 67. one day he may be the king of england but today prince george is celebrating his third birthday. to mark the occasion, parents william and kate released these new images of the prince on a swing at the family home in northrup, and sharing ice cream with the family dog. when we come back, the future of fast food. and we do mean fast, the quest to build a better pizza. next at 6: breaking news.
==vo== hillary clinton announces her running mate. what we know about senator tim kaine, from virginia. ==jess/vo=== and, we fact check donald trumps' r-n-c speech. from public safety to immigration. how many issued passed our reality check. ===jess/next close=== next. finally, it's a friday night staple for many americans, but you've probably never had it quite like this before. silicon valley startup has set its sites on reinventing the fast food industry with it's own robot
pizzeria. we get a closer look and let's us meet the employees. >> alex garden has always loved building things, now the former tech executive is giving pizza hut and dominos a run for their money. >> we're responsible for the sauce. >> reporter: there's also marta and bruno. all hard workers at silicon valley's newest pizzeria. but as you can see, they're not exactly human. the robots or pizza bots as they're called work at zoom, a startup that wants to be the amazon of food. >> i realized that there was a couple of major innovations. >> gardenhir hired coaters to take an app. customers placed their orders with a
few taps. and the pizza making begins. >> yes, this very much is a robot pizzeria. but robots haven't taken all the jobs. >> reporter: but it's bruno who puts it in the oven. pizzas fly out the door and arrive in 20 minutes flat but in new york city, at lombardi's at the oldest pizzeria in america is shaking their heads. lombardi says they would never trust a robot to make their pies. but at zuom, tradition takes a back seat. they employ this enormous truck with 56 robot ovens that will predict when you order and what you want before you even know. you can bet that the future will want a piece of this. >> looks so good. that's going to do it for us on a friday night, i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night.
after months of mulling over candidates - she's picked the we have breaking news. hillary clinton now has a running mate. after months of mulling over candidates, she's picked a person who will run for her in the race to the white house. nbc bay area news starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang in forage mathai. i'm jessica aguirre. it's official, she's made her selection, her vp pick coming one day after the closing of the gop convention. within the past hour, hillary clinton named senator tim kaine from virginia as her running mate. nbc bay area's ian cole is tracking the details from the newsroom. >> hillary clinton texted her
supporters as promised at 5:11 say i'm thrilled to say i've chosen tim kaine as my running mate. a man who has devoted miss life to fighting for others. who is he? he's the current junior u.s. senator from virginia. he's active in the senate, on foreign relations and military affairs. the campaign says he's also built a reputation for working across the aisle both when he was a governor of virginia and the mayor of richmond. kaine also speaks spanish. political analysts we've spoken with in the last half hour say that is a big plus and may help win some of the latino vote. he's more of a centrist. he may not play as well with bernie sanders. he has a similar policies to clinton's and by the way, he's have virginia, a swing or purple state. the former chair of the democratic national committee. he tweeted out 20 minutes ago, just got off the phone with hillary, i'm honored to be her running mate. can't wait