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on this saturday night, attack mode. donald trump with new claims the election is being rigged, hitting back after more allegations of sexual abuse, saying no one has more respect for women than him. transcripts exposed. some of the wall street speeches hillary clinton has refused to release now stolen, and made public. tonight, what she allegedly said about the republican party, business people running for office, and how the hacks have changed her campaign. midwest terror plot. three men arrested for what the government says was a plan to attack an apartment complex and kill muslim immigrants. and doctors at your door. the new medical startups bringing back the old-age convenience of the house call. "nightly news" begins now. news.
from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with jose diaz-balart. >> good evening. we begin once more tonight with a ballot battle for the white house and a growing drumbeat from donald trump that the election is being stolen from them. rigged is the word trump uses. he was using it again today as he responded to all of the claims this week by women who say they were sexually abused by the candidate. allegations that trump strongly denied again today. jacob rascon is with the trump campaign and reports on the latest. >> reporter: in the face of mounting sexual assault accusations, clamsing poll numbers and evaporating party support, donald trump is pivoting to one clear central claim. >> it looks to me like a rigged election. >> reporter: it's not a new argument for trump. >> it's a rigged system, folks. it's a rigged system.
>> the election is rigged. the rigged system. >> reporter: but less than four weeks before election day, his claim striking a chord with supporters. >> i think the system is rigged. >> totally rigged. everybody has bought and paid for it. >> reporter: prompting a strong pushback from speaker paul ryan. our democracy relies on confidence in election results and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity. a clinton campaign statesman decries trump's quote shameful attempts to undermine an election weeks before it happens. >> where half the country believes that donald trump was the victim of a rigged game and half the country believes that hillary clinton is the rightfully elected leader. it makes it very difficult to govern, it makes it very difficult to lead going into the future. >> reporter: today trump also lashing out at women who accused him of groping or sexual assault. there are now nine of them. tweeting this afternoon that nothing ever happened with any of these women. totally made-up nonsense to steal the election. nobody has more respect for women than me.
nbc news has not confirmed any of the allegations. today the campaign pushback hard on one of the latest allegations, former "apprentice" contestant summer servo said trump forced himself on her twice in 2007. the e-mail claims says she praises trump. also today, a new attack on secretary clinton. >> i think she's getting pumped up. >> reporter: trump insinuating she may be taking drugs. >> i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. i think we should -- why don't we do that? we should take a drug test prior -- because i don't know what's going on with her. >> reporter: today the trump campaign announced its fund-raising totals for september, $100 million, mostly in small donors. but that is still well behind secretary clinton's totals for the month. also today the trump campaign cut its ties publicly and aggressively with the republican
chair in ohio, one of trump's most important must-win states. jose? >> jacob rascon, thank you very much. another release from wikileaks of stolen documents from the clinton campaign tonight, including transcripts of some of the speeches she gave to wall street executives. the clinton campaign responded again by blaming russia and faulted donald trump for cheering on the russian attempt to influence our election, quote, through a crime reminiscent of watergate but on a more massive scale. nbc's casey hunt with more. >> reporter: the latest twist in a saga offering a behind the scenes glimpse of how the campaign really works. the transcripts bernie sanders kept demanding of the speeches hillary clinton gave to goldman sachs, and she refused. >> you've got to release the transcripts! let everybody see them! >> reporter: now apparently out in the open, stolen by wikileaks. >> the kremlin, meaning putin and the russian government, are
directing the attacks, the hacking on american accounts to influence our election. >> reporter: the clinton complain won't confirm or deny the authenticity of the documents. wikileaks says they're taken from clinton campaign chairman, john podesta's e-mail account. they show clinton rubbing elbows with top executives, warning the republican party is being taken over by extremists. saying she would like to see more successful business people run for office. and complaining the last round of wikileaks sent her on an apology tour while she was secretary of state. >> it sounds like a plot of a bad '80s cold war movie. >> reporter: now changing how they communicate to stay secure. >> has the campaign changed at all the way it uses echlts mail in the week of this hack of john podesta's e-mail? >> i think it would probably undermine our efforts to protect ourselves from people like the russians, if i talk too much about it. but we have taken additional precautions.
>> reporter: despite it all, nbc's new battleground map shows clinton with an overwhelming advantage. publicly, she's urging supporters not to get complacent. >> i don't want anybody to think this election is over, because it's been so unpredictable up until now that i'm not taking anything for granted. >> reporter: but privately, her top aides more and more confident she's on a glide path to the white house. casey hunt, nbc news, new york. much more on the campaign tomorrow morning on "meet the press." chuck todd joined by vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate, mike pence. a developing story. u.s. officials tell nbc news there has been yet another attack on the "uss mason." the navy destroyer is attacked earlier this week in international waters by iranian-backed rebel forces in yemen. once again, the ship was not hit, and deployed counter measures. officials say there will be a u.s. military response to these missile attacks. after one of the strikes this week, the u.s. fired tomahawk
cruise missiles at rebel-held territory inside yemen. america's largest muslim civil rights group calling for more security in mosques after the arrest of three men in kansas. they're charged with plotting to kill muslims in that state after next month's election in what the fbi says would have been a startling act of domestic terrorism. we get more from justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: the fbi says this was the target, an apartment complex housing about 120 people, mostly muslim somali refugees with one apartment used as a mosque in garden city, a community of 30,000 in southwestern kansas. prosecutors say three kansas men, all in their late 40s, talked for months about killing muslims, and decided they wanted to attack the apartment complex with car bombs. >> these charges are based on eight months of investigation by the fbi that is alleged to have
taken the investigators deep into a hidden culture of hatred and violence. >> reporter: people from somalia and southeast asia who work at a meat packing plant now dominate the area's population. residents of the apartment complex said word of the arrests was frightening. >> now i'm feeling unsafe from what i hear. it's not something good. >> reporter: court documents say the three men were part of an anti government extremist group called the crusaders. the fbi says stein would drive around yelling absentees at somali women. and called muslims, quote, cockroaches. the southern poverty law center says stein wrote hate-filled screams on facebook and claimed the muslim brotherhood infiltrated the white house. the fbi kept the men under close surveillance since february they moved in friday after they acquired weapons and began making the components for bombs. investigators say the men talked about timing their attack for the day after the general election, because they didn't want to affect the voting. investigators say stein railed
about hillary clinton on facebook, but they say there's no sign the men were influenced by anti muslim rhetoric in this year's campaigns. jose? >> pete williams, thank you very much. in the west, firefighters engaged in an intense battle tonight against wildfires in nevada and california that have already destroyed dozens of buildings, and still threaten hundreds of homes. nbc's steve patterson with the very latest. >> reporter: a forest of flames. crews in nevada posting cell phone video, capturing tense moments on the front lines. the fire raging on all sides. this just one team joining dozens, battling two wind-whipped wildfires, threatening hundreds of homes along the sierra nevada, forcing a state of emergency. >> i want to continue to urge residents to heed the warning of our firefighters. >> reporter: the 3,500 acre out of control little valley fire has so far damaged or destroyed 22 homes and at least 17 other structures.
20 hours after the fire sparked overnight, containment remains at just 5%. to the south, the so-called emerald fire forced the mandatory evacuation of 500 homes in lake tahoe. >> we still are in a very serious situation. we have some serious days in front of us with some serious weather. >> reporter: poor conditions fueling the fury of wildfires raging in the west. steve patterson, nbc news. the northwest is getting pounded tonight by severe and dangerous storms. capable of hitting parts of the region with hurricane-force winds. joe fryer is watching it all from seattle and has our report. >> reporter: it's not a hurricane, but the storm now blowing into the pacific northwest might feel like one. >> it definitely feels like it's going to pick me up and carry me away. >> reporter: powered by the remnants of a typhoon in the pacific, this could be the strongest wind storm to hit this region in a decade. >> regardless of where you live, get ready for this storm. >> reporter: at ibar's
restaurant, they still remember the storm of 2003, a moment so legendary, it's depicted in this painting, which shows the rogue waves that suddenly shattered their windows. tonight, they expect a full house. >> it's definitely something we take seriously. we brace for it, we prepare for it. our staff is ready for it. >> reporter: today's blast is round two of a 1-2 punch. >> dude, that's a straight-up tornado. >> the first storm a weaker yet prelude in oregon. >> look, right there. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: one twister tore through houses and businesses in this village. >> i saw trees going out of the way and i'm thinking, please don't come into the house. >> reporter: the system is stirring violent waves. knocking out power and knocking down trees with at least three people injured by falling branches, including a 4-year-old. >> big limbs come down all of the time. it could be dangerous. >> the coast guard safely rescued 40 kids and 6 adults.
from a camp after their cabin lost power. many riding out the storm before it delivers its most powerful punch. already tonight, new reports of damage and power outages coming in from this latest storm. utility crews are scattered up and down the coast. they're expecting to stay busy through the night. the worst of the wind still to come. jose? >> joe fryer, thank you. for more on this dangerous weather and what's ahead, let's bring in nbc meteorologist, dylan dreyer. dylan. >> good evening, jose. two very intense storms hitting back-to-back in the pacific northwest. and we are going to still see the threat of very gusty winds as we go through the night tonight. so we have already picked up several inches of rain. winds have already gusted up around 80 to 100 miles per hour within the past two days. and we still could see 75-mile-an-hour gusts through the night. so we still have high wind warnings in effect. power outages will be the biggest concern. when you have winds that strong,
we're looking at downed trees and downed power lines. and the ground is already softer than it would be had we not had any rain. but the rain has been intense, as well. now we do have a secondary cold front that's going to move in as we go into the end of the weekend. so even though the worst of the storm is going to wind down through the night, we're still looking at additional torrential downpours, especially across parts of california, where we could end up seeing as much as an additional 10 inches of rain near crescent city. so even though the wind will die down tonight, rain will still be an issue through the rest. weekend. >> thank you very much. one week after hurricane matthew dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of north carolina, the state is still dealing with the flood emergency tonight. two more flood victims have been found, bringing the death toll to 26. three towns remain under water. some rivers still have not crested. the governor said there are still many difficult days ahead. still ahead, the old fashioned house call, making a high-tech come back.
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farming neighbors' lawns. >> they said, yeah, we'll plant a garden in your yard and maintain and do all of the work and you enjoy it. >> we do everything for the homeowner and essentially all they have to do is provide the land for us to do it. >> reporter: and the idea is sprouting roots. there's even 300 people waiting to get their lawns farmed. >> we are on the waiting list and have signed the agreement, and ready to go. >> reporter: it's free of charge. owners keep a portion of their produce, and volunteers take the rest to local farmers' markets and restaurants, where it's cut, cooked and delivered to your plate. >> they're delivering us kale, they bring us watermelon. radishes are coming soon. >> reporter: for some, it's about more than just the food. >> what do you hope that your kids take away from this? >> that they can do things themselves. you know, and that they can create things themselves. not just the farm, but a movement. >> reporter: a movement that keeps growing and growing. morgan radford, nbc news, orlando. >> and that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm jose diaz-balart, reporting from new york.
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