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to grab her. >> he used a stick to pull them out, their paws were burned, but now he is thinking of adopting the little kitten. all right, we'll see you back tonight at 6:00. on this saturday night. 17 days as the candidates hit key battle ground states. donald trump vows to sue his accusers. another one comes forward with a claim of sexual misconduct. inside the battle. the iraqis are in the lead, hundreds of u.s. troops are not far behind. tonight new insights on the campaign against isis. digital danger. they make our lives easier, it turns out household devices linked to the internet are easy targets for the hackers that want to bring down top websites. and the chicago cubs are one win away from reaching the world series. tonight suspense and superstitions.
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"nightly news" begins now >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york. this is "nbc nightly news" with jose diaz balart. good evening. from pittsburgh to gettysburg. donald trump and hillary clinton zeroed in on pennsylvania and other battle ground states today laying out their visions for the country. just 17 days before the election. for trump, that meant a sign of promises of things he would change in his first 100 days in office, should he be elected. he vowed to sue the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. hours later, another woman, an adult film actress emerged with new claims about trump. we begin our coverage with nbc's jacob rascon. >> reporter: tonight donald trump is campaigning in ohio. earlier today he spoke in gettysburg, pennsylvania. he laid out his vision of a future of trump presidency. not before re-litigating old grievances and promising retribution.
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it began with donald trump casting doubt on election results and arguing that hillary clinton should have been barred for running for president. >> the system is totally rigged and broken. first, the issue of voter fraud. >> reporter: then a promise of retribution for the 11 women who have publicly accused trump of sexual misconduct. >> every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. total fabrication. [ applause ] the events never happened. never. all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> reporter: the 11th woman, adult film actress jessica drake represented by gloria allred coming forward tonight. >> then donald called.
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he asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him. he also invited me to a party. i declined. donald then asked me "what do you want? how much?" >> reporter: all of this overshadowing what was trump's most policy-heavy speech of the election. 28 proposals and actions he would take in the first 100 days of his presidency. cancelling president obama's executive orders. two years in prison for undocumented immigrants caught reentering the u.s. after being deported. five years if they have a criminal record. >> when somebody comes in, we send them out, they come back in, they go to prison for quite awhile. >> reporter: trump's polling averages have never been worse from leading in many critical swing states one month ago to behind in all but one. ohio. new polling shows the race in a dead heat. >> one of my biggest heros. >> there has to be a change and donald trump is the change agent. >> reporter: trump's closing
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argument a hail mary promising an unprecedented political come back. jacob rascon nbc news cleveland, ohio. i'm kasie hunt with the clinton campaign in pennsylvania. hillary clinton is trying to build a win that is convincing that donald trump can't argue with it. >> no matter how much negativity is out there, something exciting is happening right now. people are coming together, democrats, republicans, independents all to reject hate and division. >> reporter: campaigning with running mate tim kaine for the first time since the convention. her husband in florida making the same case. >> reach out to everybody. reach out to everybody. >> reporter: even including miley cyrus. trying to win over millennial's in virginia. she might be ahead but it's not over yet. she's making good on a promise to be more aggressive in her campaign schedule. not arriving in north
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carolina tonight until midnight. also, in the final weeks a more intense pitch for the candidates who could win back the senate for democrats. >> that's why i hope you'll do everything you can to elect katie mcginty your next senator. >> reporter: but clinton has her work cut out for her. right now just 40% of americans have a positive view of her. that's far lower than barack obama in 2008 or even george w. bush in 2000. >> i think the challenge for secretary clinton in terms of if she's president, it's bring the country together and not assuming that you've won that is the end of it. >> reporter: clinton's team hoping a decisive victory will help the country recover from a bitter campaign. in another sign of confidence, tim kaine, her running mate, is hiring staff for the transition. what we don't know is what we might learn from campaign aids stolen e-mails.
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nbc hasn't authenticated him. the u.s. government said the russians are behind it. wikileaks is still releasing new ones every day. more on "meet the press" tomorrow. chuck todd will have an exclusive interview with tim kaine. we've seen some disturbing incidents in recent days. they were aimed at both campaigns. a powdery substance yesterday that turned out not to be harmful arrived at hillary clinton's campaign office in new york. authorities in north carolina are still searching for a suspect in the bombing of a local republican campaign headquarters there last weekend. we get more on this tonight from sara dallof. >> reporter: an early start for a full day of campaigning in orange county, north carolina where early voting has begun. gop volunteers hanging banners up as yard signs go out. some cinched and streaked with soot from the fire bombing one week ago. a molotov cocktail thrown through a window. and a neighboring building
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tagged with graffiti. >> when you see a swastica on the building and those kind of words to leave town or else. you know that's hate. >> reporter: acts meant to intimidate instead further energizing volunteers and building bridges across party lines. >> all right. thank you. >> reporter: how quickly was the office back up and running? >> it really didn't stop. >> reporter: voters and candidates were quick to speak out against the attack. democrats even started a go-fund me page to help their opposition rebuild. >> why do you think people were so willing to go across party lines to condemn this attack? >> because i believe ultimately it's an attack on all of us. >> reporter: and not just here. last night at clinton headquarters in brooklyn, a white powder scare. in another corner of north carolina, a man arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat. investigators are following fresh leads with the help of the fbi and offering a reward. this office, however, not waiting for an arrest but
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charging forward to november 8th in a hotly contested swing state. nbc news orange county, north carolina. overseas u.s. backed iraqi forces pushed closer to mosul and the big offensive to retake the city from isis militants. at the same time hundreds of people have been treated for breathing problems caused by toxic smoke after isis torched a sulfur plant. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in iraq tonight. >> reporter: the mission to drive isis out of mosul may sound straightforward, but in reality, there are now at least a dozen front lines. kurds fighting north of mosul. iraqi soldiers in the east, and south in this dangerous mix where multiple scattered villages have become war zones are hundreds of forward-deployed american troops. they try to avoid the cameras, but we're getting glimpses of what they're facing. a french television crew was filming with kurdish forces.
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they came under attack. two americans moved in to help. battle field rescues. u.s. defense secretary ash carter made an unannounced visit to baghdad today to meet with iraqi officials and top u.s. commanders. >> we've got tough fighting ahead, and the u.s. will continue to play its part. >> reporter: the u.s. military today said 500 americans are outside the wire and 5,000 more are mostly on fortified bases, but even they aren't far from the fighting. isis torched a sulfur plant two days ago. doctors say civilians have been treated for breathing problems because of the toxic fumes. the wind also carried the fumes toward american troops on a base south of mosul. some troops on the base donned their chemical protection gear. air samples were taken to determine the potential threat.
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there were no reports of any hospitalization among the troops. iraqi officials say they've put out the fire. jose? >> richard engel, thank you very much. in the united states a massive fire at a recycling plant in ontario, california prompted a smoke advisory for the region. it sent a huge plume of black smoke into the air. it could be seen for miles. the fire was fuelled by card board. no word on the cause. no serious injuries reported. heavy rain in pennsylvania could be to blame for a ruptured pipeline threatening the drinking water supply of thousands. an estimated 55,000 gallons of gas spilled into a nearby creek. there's no indication that the water supply has been affected but they're monitoring the break to make sure that the water remains safe. huge corporate merger appears set to take place. at&t agreed to buy time warner for more than $80 billion. a merger joining two media and telecommunications giants and their wireless broadband and cable assets. the companies are
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expected to announce the deal as early as tonight. and there are great expectations tonight in chicago where fans of the cubs have two chances this weekend to see their team make it to the world series. for the first time in seven decades! all they have to do, all they have to do is beat the l.a. dodgers tonight or tomorrow night and get beyond what some consider a curse. ron mott tonight on a city feeling the suspense. >> reporter: on a chilly fall morning, a mad dash for the hottest ticket in town. >> we're in it to win it! >> reporter: the cubs are on a cusp of a feat that eluded them since harry truman was in the white house. a trip to the world series. >> it's no doubt the year. we've waited a long time. >> there's going to be a big celebration at wrigley. >> reporter: a passionate and surreptitious bunch. cubs fans are restless this year. the lucky number 108, the number of years since they last won a world series.
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a.g. spalding created the game's official balls exactly 108 stitches. the tower broadcasting cubs games, you guessed it, 108 stories tall. the omaha family that bought the team headquartered on 108th avenue. sure, there have been a few close calls but legend has it a billy goat denied entry to wrigley field in the last world series in 1945 cursed the team. a black cat in '69 didn't help matters. neither did a fan who interfered with a fly ball turning the tide against the cubs in '03. >> the curse is over. >> reporter: police are out in force safe guarding the crowd and bracing for a long overdue celebration. >> go cubbies! >> reporter: tonight it's all on
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the cubs. >> i love the cubs because i love my city. >> we're about to make it to the world series! >> reporter: to bear down and win just one more. if the cubs win tonight or tomorrow night, if there's a game seven, the wrigleyville neighborhood will become the biggest party on the planet. they say they've earned it. still ahead the massive hack of popular websites and how everyday devices tied to the internet may have been the way in. also, how a coach began with -- so much more to a child. it started with football and ended up with family.
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all of this with the global warming and the - a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax.
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it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer. it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy. i'm tom steyer. if you want to do something about climate change, you can. please. register and vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising. we are back with a follow up on the huge attack on the internet that disrupted service yesterday to some of the most popular websites. it went on throughout the day from coast to coast and exposed the weakness of all kinds of internet devices that make our lives easier, but became an easy target for the hackers. we get more on this tonight from gadi schwartz. >> reporter: this home in los angeles like others around the
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country, a welcome retreat safe and secure, but thanks to a high-tech push to connect almost everything to the internet, our homes have become potential front lines in a cyber war. ten years ago in most of our homes only our computers were connected to the web. but in this house. >> thermostat, apple tv. ipad, phones, laptops. >> reporter: over 10 billion of these devices are expected to be online. all the devices given an ip address, if hacked, can be used to create massive traffic jams. on friday hackers used a virtual yule army to flood a company call dyn with tens of millions of bogus requests. the affects rippled across the web impacting a long list of companies. >> it seems crazy a
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baby monitor could topple amazon or twitter. that's happening. >> reporter: it could be the beginning. experts say cheap devices are usually the most susceptible because their generic passwords can't be changed. >> it's important you understand the device, update the device, have encryption on the device. >> reporter: with millions of vulnerable devices already online, companies are bracing for more attacks. gadi schwartz. when we come back why many people who live in one of the most luxurious buildings in the country are feeling helpless and outraged.
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the city by the bay, san francisco, is booming with one of the most expensive housing markets. the only way to build is up. the high demand and premium prices attracted one developer to build a gleaming residential
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tower in the heart of the city. some residents are suing because it turns out their building is sinking. >> reporter: millennium tower was supposed to be the pinnacle of luxury real estate. a 627-foot high-rise in the heart of san francisco where condos sold for millions of dollars. >> it's gorgeous. >> reporter: paula bought her two-bedroom condo in 2010 but found out five months ago the building is sinking in the middle of an earthquake zone. >> i feel i was duped. the tower sunk 16 inches and started tilting. the top of the building has drifted more than 7 inches. jo ann lives on the tower's 29th floor. >> they assured me it was state the art. brand new. solid as a rock. no problems. >> reporter: engineers say it's common for big structures to settle but a report commissioned by the building's developer shows that the building has shrunk more than it has. >> reporter: how is it sunk 16
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inches? we're in the process of what went wrong. clearly in 2009 before the city issued the final certificate of occupancy. we knew it sunk 8.3 inches. far more than projected. >> reporter: the company points out there was no city requirement to build into bedrock. it was not built into the bedrock. are we ready structurally for a major earthquake? >> no. totally unprepared, in my opinion. >> reporter: residents say they see evidence of damage all around. >> we noticed water was coming in the walls in the garage. they said not to worry. don't talk about it. >> reporter: millennial partners is facing lawsuits from more than a dozen residents who argue the developer didn't disclose a potentially dangerous situation. the company disputes
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it. they feel their safety is at risk every day. what do you say to that? >> the building is 100% safe. that the settlement that occurred so far had zero impact on the safety of the building. >> reporter: the company says millennium tower is fixable and says that the construction of a new transportation center next door may be the cause of their tower's problems. the regional transit authority disagrees saying the majority of the leaning and sinking occurred before their construction began. >> i don't know if we can sit around and wait to be told what is going to happen next. >> reporter: those who called the tower home worrying about their expensive investment as the sinking is expected to continue. nbc news san francisco. and up next inspiring america. a story about football and the importance of family.
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we end tonight with a real life story that sounds like the movie "blind side" a teen who had a tough start is turning his life around with the help of his football coach in washington state. that's just the beginning. ann thompson has tonight's inspiring america report. >> reporter: on autumn friday nights -- >> what time is it? >> game time! >> reporter: the talented east valley high roderick jackson shines. the speed and agility encased in a tough outer shell. hiding the spokane's turbulent childhood. which is tougher life or football? >> life, definitely. >> reporter: what he calls an unhealthy situation. he left home at 15 and dropped out of school and football for a
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year. >> i had no place to live and not having people to talk to when you needed them like parents. everything. i hit rock bottom. >> reporter: he returned to school trying to turn his life around but struggled. he sought out football coach adam fisher. >> he completely broke down. he goes, coach, i have nowhere to go. i have nobody and i need help. >> dear father, thank you. >> reporter: adam and jolene fisher offered roderick his home and love. gaining court-appointed oversight of him. >> he was so receptive to love and craving of it. we took him in and gave him 100%. >> reporter: it was an adjustment for allie and sydney. their parent's attention divided by three. with lines drawn on the field -- >> when we walk outside my office door, we're father son. >> reporter: and rules at home. roderick is thriving. gaining 30 pounds, and attracting the attention of college football coaches with his new family in the
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stands. [ cheers and applause ] >> i feel comfortable calling him my dad. he's the whole package. it's the same with my mom. she's just the most loving, caring woman. >> reporter: his impact on the family heard in this letter from his new sister allie. >> you have put my life in perspective and you have taught me many wonderful things. the question came up who is your hero? for me it's you. >> reporter: on his 18th birthday in december, adam and jolene plan to adopt him. he'll change his last name to fisher. >> i feel like i've been a part of the family forever. >> a family expanding the definition of love. ann thompson nbc news spokane, washington. and that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm jose diaz balart reporting from new york. thank you for the privilege of your time. good night.
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all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> decision 2016, and more controversy tonight for the gop nominee, donald trump. he is lashing out at the women accusing him of sexual assault. good evening and thank you for joining us tonight. i'm peggy bunker.
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terry mcsweeney has the night off. donald trump's comments come as an 11th woman stepped forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. she's an adult film worker who said the gop nominee kissed her without her permission and also offered her money and the use of his private jet. nbc bay area's marianne favro has the latest from the newsroom. marianne, this woman says this happened a decade ago. why is she going public now? >> that's a good question. jessica drake said she waited ten years to come out about it because she wanted to stand in solidarity with women who shared similar accounts about trump. drake is now the 11th woman to accuse trump of inappropriate sexual misconduct since the "access hollywood" tape came out. she was joined by famous attorney gloria allred, who started the event by saying


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