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on this sunday night, holiday storm, snow and ice and rainmaking a white christmas for many. millions are bracing for travel headaches for the rush. no survivors as a russian jet goes down in crystal clear weather killing 92 on board and including a famous choir, was it terrorism? vladimir putin vows to get answers. >> you think you are safe but thieves are. >> -- snooping through your information. a baby born just 11 ounces given 20% chance of survival, wait until you see her now. "nightly news" on this
christmas night begins now. from nbc news world's headquarters in new york. this is nbc's "nightly news" with kate snow. good evening, hope you are having a nice christmas, i am peter alexander in for kate snow. it is a dangerous brew severe weather from the dakotas to freezing rain in parts of new york and pennsylvania. one family has a surviving story to tell after getting trapped in the snow and car near the grand canyon. steve patterson is tracking that fierce storm tonight. >> reporter: a winter weather punch with storms system making a mess on the road. in eastern north dakota, blowing nosnow blanketing the region and causing dozens of
spin out and accidents as holiday travelers braved back conditions. in utah, whole neighborhood -- calling up for 36 in 36 inches of snow turning hillside into a ski paradise. >> heather lives on suburban salt lake, she does not mind doing some digging. >> it is a christmas miracle. we went to bed and it was green and we coke up to this. >> arizona, car wrecks all over the road forcing a number of closures and with a heaviest snow still on the way. >> pennsylvania mother rescued after wandering 26 miles in snow defining help when the family's car got stuck off a forced road. >> she ended up in very deep snow, as much as three feet deep snow and she was played out and frostbitten and fingers and feet when she was located earlier this morning. >> christmas morning mud slides. four family in
southern california evacuated when water started coming through the walls destroying this home. >> meanwhile, at the airport, flyers are happy with rate and less traffic. >> i am not worried about the concerns, we'll go around them. >> parts of the country forced to deal with winter's wrath where the weather outside is fright full. steve patterson, nbc news. our weather channel, meteorologist nick walker is here telling us if there will be trouble on the way home. >> it is severe weather and wintry weather plaguing us here. hail and damaging winds from topeka and into kansas city and joplin missouri a joplin, missouri and to the north blizzard warnings of south dakota and western north dakota. snow falling one inch per hour here as we head through the
evening, those winds will only be picking up and already we are seeing some freezing rain and we'll see enough to coat some road ways and bring down a few branches in the minneapolis area. 12 to 18 inches of snow could fall tonight and tomorrow morning. conditions expected to continue to go downhill and travel is treacherous. please be safe on this christmas night. >> nick walker, thank you. russian investigators say they are not ruling anything out including the possibility of terrorism after a military yet went down in the black sea killing all 92 people on board. we got late details on this air disaster tonight from lucy. the news sinking. scoured the black sea, there were no survivors, instead of recovering bodies and debris and pieces of a puzzle which may help explain why the
russian military plane crashed killing all 92 people on board. >> departing from sochi, the plane was bound for syria but minutes after taking off this morning, it disappeared from radar and plunging in the sea in near perfect weather. investigators are looking into every possible cause including a terror attack. >> some of russia's best performers lost their lives today, 64 members of the world's famous official choir of the arm forces were supposed to entertain troops for the new year's celebration. instead, there are funerals to plan. this couple wiere reported to be married soon. nine russian journalists were also the victims. russia grieves tonight. >> our whole family came here to mourn says this woman.
may god grant peace on their soul a disaster that left russia and the world done. nbc news, london. a powerful earthquake struck chile today. the alert was eased after 90 minutes. there is no reports of deaths, only minor damage. a powerful super typhoon makes land fall. the strongest winds of 155 miles per hour. equivalent of a category four hurricane is sweeping across the southern part of that country. forecasters say it will move north and hammering the country through tomorrow with more destructive winds and torrential rainfalls. back home with politics now of the president and president-elect trump both paused to celebrate christmas. a show down is escalating of the
current white house and donald trump's in coming administration over israel. benjamin netanyahu demanding a meeting with the u.s. ambassador. nbc's kelly o'donell has the details tonight. >> the president-elect trump was zbregreeted with applause as the trump's family attended services at the church where donna and melania trump were married. >> obamas enjoyed their annual christmas to hawaii. >> they released their final video. >> lets resolve to recommitting ourselves and to the value that we share. >> 25 days left in the obama's presidency. today, the tense relationship his relationship had with israel. benjamin netanyahu made a startling allegation that the u.s. led the united nation council -- as i told john kerry on
thursday, friends don't take friends to the security council. >> and friday, benjamin netanyahu says we have no doubt and the obama administration stood behind it and coordinated on the warning and vented for it to be passed. >> benjamin netanyahu calling them in on christmas day and sent a loud signal today looking past the obama presidency. >> prime benjamin netanyahu is looking forward to work with president-elect trump in our quest for peace and strengthen the relationship and israel and the united states. >> israel warned the obama's white house it will seek help from trump to kill the resolution and tweeted support for is real claiming the big loss will make it harder to negotiate peace. trump's pro oath of office involvement is quite unusual. >> you are never
seeing a situation where a president-elect is speaking out all sorts of issue and in a way that's drowning out the person that's still president. >> reporter: even before benjamin netanyahu made these allegations, the obama administration insisted they had no role in crafting that resolution. president obama is still comman still commander in chief is still spending this christmas day in part of hawaii where he and mrs. obama is greeting u.s. members. >> there is sad breaking news coming in tonight coming in from london. we learned that singer george michael has died. he passed away peacefully at home but did not offer many more details about a cause. michael shot to fame in the '80s duo wham of the chart topping song "wake me up before you go-go." a solo career with mash hit of "careless whisper" and of course
"i want your sex." that's sad news from london. george michael dead at the age of 53. tonight debbie reynolds is speaking out for the first time since her daughter suffered a heart attack from the flight from london to los angeles. she was rushed to the hospital where she was in intensive care. in a statement, my daughter kerri fisher is in stable condition and to all her friends and fans, i thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. now the celebrations across the country and throughout the world this christmas. a moment of pause to spend time with family and friends maybe play a new toy or two. morg morgan radford takes a look at this santa glow. >> santa is here, he's headed your way maybe by ski or sleigh. it is that time of year, yeah, christmas is heere and the whole world is ready to
spread a little cheer. >> at the vatican, the pope with a message of hope. >> in england, the queen sent a message of love for the young and the old. >> acts of goodness can be bigger than we can imagine. in bethelhem of a mass. >> i am being away from my family but i am serving my country at the same time. it is rough because it is my first holiday from home. >> and in sri lanke, the world's tallest tree. >> in austria, the sun is shining bright. >> it does not feel like christmas. >> while german enjoys some lake side delate. >> this christmas is tracking the skies, some is finding more than a christmas
surprise. >> new york city is the most popular tourist destination of all the united states especially for those international travelers and back to half a million people right here at the 30 rocker fella. that's to see our tree part of the season. >> morgan, thank you very much. now to what you may call a christmas miracle. a little girl in texas and we put the emphasis on "little," put up a huge fight to live. left at a pound at balance sheet and she's thriving and growing. gabe gutierrez has her story. >> baylor medical center in dallas. the biggest christmas gift is also the smallesmal smallest. i don't think there is any experience in life that can prepare you for what you face when you have a child that's sick. >> four times a day, lacey and brayden visited their daughter.
wats this christmas, she defines all odds. >> if miracle did not happen, we would not be here. >> baby watson did not gain weight. lacey was diagnosed with health syndrome of a rare complication of pregnancy. both the mother and baby's lives were at risk so doctors decided on an early c-section. watson was just 25 weeks olds and only 11 ounces. the tiniest child ever born at baylor dallas. >> even with all the technology we have, even to fit the tube like a breathing tube for her is really tough to get the size for her. most babies this size have a 20 or 30% survival rate. watson is now up to 85%. >> watson is a miracle. she's a little miracle. i have never seen anything so small and so feisty. >> in just two months,
she's already tripled in weight. >> we have this beautiful baby who is incredible, she's a fighter and there is something very special about her. >> hi pretty girl. >> perhaps, most special. the moment this father finally got to hold his daughter for the first time. >> i was reall really -- awesome -- it was awesome to feel their heartbeat against my chest. >> this is my favorite time of the day. >> mine, too. >> in dallas, living proof that the best gifts really do come in the smallest of packages. >> gabe gutierrez, nbc news. that's one beautiful christmas gift. still ahead tonight, wi-fi warning. as you get set to head to the airport or beach or the mall. wait how you see thieves are trying to snoop through your private information. we'll show you how to private information. we'll show you how to when you're close to the people you love,
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