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day. they are $10. nice little stocking stuffer. >> or under the tree. >> yes. >> and you can't break it. lester holt is next. tonight, a major earthquake strikes alaska triggering a tsunami alert and sending people running for their lives. scenes of sheer terror at the airport. schools, stores, homes and businesses badly damaged and newsrooms knocked off the air. new aftershocks rocking the region tonight. a police officer now charged with murder for shooting and killing her unard neighbor in his own apartment that she says she thought was her own. a colossal breach at marriott. half a billion customers' private information exposed, hotels including sheraton, weston and the w and regis. putiand the a hh stakes summit with
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president trump lashing out over his former lawyer's guilty plea. an nfl player caught on camera attacking a woman and kicking her while down. >> i was assaulted. i need help. >> why was he never charged or suspended, and what did the nfl know? it took seven miles for cops to pull over this tesla, and police say the driver was not only drunk but fast asleep at the wheel. panic on the plane. passengers screaming when they looked out the window and the engine looked like this. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening, erne. as we come on the air tonight, fresh aftersck the 7.0 magnitude quake struck north of anchorage cutting power to some places and affecting communications. thousands dashed for cover and others look to higher ground
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when a tsunami warn ing went out. the quake with an area of alaska. miguel almaguer reports. >> reporter: cameras were rolling. a powerful 7.0 earthquake rattling the region for nearly a minute. it struck close to 8:30 a.m. children taking cover under desks as schools shook across the city. families from anchorage to fairbanks scrambling to safety. security cameras capturing the wave of terror. as it cascaded across the region. >> the whole apament was shinblanket over us and okay, it's okay. mommy's got you. >> reporter: with just telling her it's significant damage reported across alaska's largest city, tv and radio stations were knocked off the air. >> shaking the heck out of the kfqd studios and knocking us off. >> reporter: tonight, this is the scene inside one tv station. >> look at this hallway.
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>> reporter: with no fatalities reported, roads cracked and crumbled. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: it could take months for repairs as alaska enters its deep freeze cutting off vital supply lines until spring. emergency teams are facing floods and fire, collateral damage. the epicenter outside anchorage. a tsunami alert on the coast later cancelled. the tremor felt up to 350 miles away. >> things were flying off the shelves. you could hear glasses shattering. >> reporter: tonight with powerful aftershocks rocking the region, buildings charged here is nbc's kerry ng apartment that she says she thought was her own. sanders. >> reporter: tonight, almost three months after 26-year-old botham jean was shot and killed in his own apartment by off-duty police officer amber guyger, a grand jury returned the indictment of
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murder. his parents reacting today. >> i am indeed satisfied with the indictment for murder of amber guyger because i truly believe that she inflicted tremendous evil on my son. >> reporter: the evening of the shooting, then officer guyger told investigators she just wrapped up a 15-hour workday and accidently walked into the wrong apartment, saying she thought it was hers, even though it was on a different floor and shot jean who she thought was a burglar. he was watching a football game. the shooting sparking protests. guyger was charged with manslaughter and fired. >> i hope that whatever comes out of botham's case that it will be a signal to police officers all over the united states that they need to think first before pulling the trigger. >> reporter: guyger who could face life in prison posted bond. her attorneys say she's not guilty of murder. kerry sanders, nbc
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news. let's turn to the massive hack attack affecting half a billion customers of some of the biggest hotel chains in the country. if you made a reservation at one in the last four years, chances are your personal information may have been stolen. with more, here is tom costello. >> reporter: marriott says the hackers were inside the starwood hotel database for at least four years, dating back to 2014. starwood hotels include sheraton, westin and other brands. 500 million customers information stolen, names, addresses, dates of births, e-mails, phone numbers, and in some cases encrypted credit card information may have been compromised. >> it's not just your identity here. it is pattern of life information. where you go for work, where you vacation, and all types of information. >> reporter: marriott h owns the starwood chain says it was alerted to a hack in september but only
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recently determined the reservation database was targeted. marriott has a separate reservation database. >> i'll check my starwood account now. and probably my bank accounts, too. >> all the information these companies collect, you know, eventually it will get stolen. >> reporter: marriott's ceo apologizing, saying we're doing everything we can to support our guests and using lessons learned to be better moving forward. marriott is offering internet monitoring for affected customers and experts say watch your credit cards for any signs of fraud. tom costello, nbc news, bethesda, maryland. president trump is attending the g20 summit in argentina while the white house canceled a meeting with putin. putin got up close with the saudi crown prince. all of this with the guilty plea from ex trump attorney michael cohen overshadowing the president's trip. our hallie jackson is there. good evening. >> reporter: good
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evening, lester. tonight the leaders watched a tango performance as they do their diplomatic dance. and so far, no majors missteps from president trump that found himself on the outside of the headline making moment. it's the high-five heard around the world between the two most controversial leaders at the g20. president trump says he's snubbing vladimir putin because of one thing and one thing only. >> ukraine. we don't like what happened. we're not happy about it. nobody is. hopefully they will be able to settle it out soon. >> reporter: that's after russia fired on then seized three imea. ian ships near >> on the basis of what took place with the ships and the sailors. that's the sole reason. >> reporter: the kremlin doesn't buy it with a spokesperson saying the true reason in the domestic political situation in the united states. in other words, because of michael cohen's guilty plea. presidents trump and
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putin barely making contact, though putin had plenty with the saudi crown prince, smiling together, showing two leaders accused of ordering and covering up horrific crimes. in the case of bin salman, the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. the french president confronted him about that. president trump did not. the two only exchanging pleasantries. hallie jackson, nbc news, buenos aires. i'm kristen welker in washington. tonight, in the wake of michael cohen's guilty plea, congressional investigators are combing through witness testimony for misleading statements everyone from the president's family members to his closest advisers testified and now the senate intelligence committee made multiple criminal referrals to robert mueller.
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>> it's a loud message to everybody interviewed by our committee, regardless of where that prosecution comes from, if you lie to us, we're going to go after you. >> reporter: cohen's plea deal points specifically to conversations with mr. trump's family members without naming names. his eldest son donald trump jr. spent hours testifying on capitol hill questioning expensively about mr. trump's financial dealings in russia. >> i think members of congress and robert mueller will likely be reading every word of donald trump jr.'s testimony now and see how it lines up. >> reporter: trump junior's attorney tells nbc news, i have no concern about donald trump jr.'s information. he was open, straightforward, forthright and honest. for his part, president trump lashing out from argentina tweeting, lightly looked at doing a building in russia. put up zero money and guarantees and didn't do the project. robert mueller's prosecutors said they might file new charges against the president's former campaign chair paul manafort because they
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say manafort lied to them. manafort's lawyer says that's not true. his sentencing is delayed until march, lester. >> kristen welker, thank you. president trump will meet with the chinese president at the g20 tomorrow. among those he'll be watching closely, farmers in america's heartland, feeling the pain of the trade war between the two countries. let get more from nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: the trade war is having a chilling effect in the ly has been on this farm since 1861. so 157 years. depends on soybeans targeted with chinese tariffs of 25%. >> it's creating challenges for us out here. markets are down 15% to 20%. >> reporter: much of the crop traveled to china, no more. since the united states and china entered into a tit-for-tat trade war earlier this year, the
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price of soybeans dropped more than a buck a bushel and farm bankruptcies are on the rise. at a gathering of wisconsin soybean growers, concern some farms may not survive. >> we can deal with weather. it's the other things that are more difficult. and the other things are the things that keep you up at night. >> reporter: president trump laid the blame on china saying they are bullying american ers,ut w planned t pe that at cversation is long and has the american farmer in mind. several times a day. >> my fear is if we lost the markets, it will be a heck of a time to get it back. >> reporter: with profit margins razor thin, he has to plan for spring planting. kevin tibbles, nbc news, wisconsin. tonight, we're watching big storms closing in, snow in the north and a major threat of severe weather across parts of the south. al roker is monitoring it all for us. al, what are we looking at? >> we have a developing situation.
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13 million people at risk for some sort of severe weather in the lower mississippi valley and looking at a risk of tornadoes pushing in later tonight on into tomorrow through that area damaging winds and look for heavy rain across the eastern seaboard. rainfall amounts generally anywhere from 1 to 3 inches with a flooding risk through the panhandle of florida. and we're looking at heavy snow right now through the next 48 hours. we're talking six to eight inches of snow through the plains. lester? >> tough weekend. thanks. another nfl player has been caught on camera in a violent confrontation with a woman. nbc's ron mott on what his team knew and you the vide disturbing. >> reporter: star nfl running back kareem hunt is seen on video shoving a woman who then swatted at him before she was knocked to the floor. he then kicked her in an early morning scuffle at a cleveland hotel. >> i was just assaulted. i need help. >> reporter: police
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were called. no charges were filed. the incident happened in february, and the kansas city chiefs knew about it, though it's unclear whether team officials saw the video before today. hunt has not been suspended playing in all 11 games this season. the video, another headache for the nfl. >> this kareem hunt case maybe falls into a middle ground where the legal proceedings, for whatever reason, didn't result in an arrest but when we see the video, the conclusion may be the league should have taken action against kareem hunt. >> reporter: online kareem hunt trending for all the wrong reasons. in 2014, another star running back ray rice was seen on camera knocking out his an elevator. his initial two-game suspension by roger goodell was criticized when the video was the league toughened its domestic policy as a result. rice hasn't played in the nfl since. now another nfl player misbehaving for all to see. ron mott, nbc news. what happens when
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those we depend on for medical care need care themselves? studies show that doctors have a dramatically higher risk for burnout. as kate snow reports, that can pose a danger to patients. >> hey, bud. good morning. >> reporter: up before dawn. >> i'm going to make it. >> reporter: making breakfast for her two sons and daughter who has special needs. >> have a good day. i'll see you tonight. >> reporter: that's before she starts her shift in the stanford emergency department. >> busiest time in the e.r., afternoon? >> evening, yeah. >> reporter: she's teaching medical students today. on busy days, she'll see 15 to 20 patients and do hours of paperwork. >> if i work an eight-hour shift, i might spend two, three hours in front of a computer rather than at the bedside talking to my patients. >> reporter: i imagine you did not get into the medical field to look at a computer. >> no. >> reporter: at night she's still catching up on patient charts. are there days you
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feel like i don't know how i'll keep doing this? >> uh-huh, yeah, quite regularly. >> reporter: she left a previous job after realizing she was starting to feel apathy toward her patients, a sign of burnout. >> i couldn't connect with them because i was so caught up in my own experience of how unhappy i was. >> reporter: studies show more than half of doctors say they felt burned out. physicians are also more likely to have depression and have the highest suicide rate of any profession, twice as high as the general population. >> this distress in physicians has reached a crisis point. >> reporter: last year stanford hired dr. tate shanafelt as the first chief wellness officer to combat burnout. it's dangerous for patients, too. >> burned out doctors definitely report they have made more errors. >> reporter: at stanford, dr. megan mahoney saw a revamp of clinics and now a so-called scribe deals with patient records.
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>> for the first time in my career, i'm able to have direct eye contact with my patients. >> reporter: doctors see one-third as many patients per day as they used to and spend more time with them. back in the e.r., there is a new reward system for others that work extra hours. the hospital pays for something to make life easier. she signs up for ready to make meal kits, which means more time with her family. >> i don't want to leave emergency medicine because i love it. i just want to make it better. >> reporter: fighting burnout for the sake of doctors. >> i'll check your strength. >> reporter: and their patients. kate snow, nbc news, palo alto, california. also tonight, the dui arrest with a twist. was the driver's tesla auto pilot engaged. and a terrifying landing after a midair mishap. and the lottery winning nurses. how they are sharing their luck.
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next tonight, new concerns about drunk driving in the age of auto-piloted cars. police in california trying to determine if a man arrested for dui was using his tesla's auto pilot at the time. here is stephanie
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gosk. >> reporter: police arrested this man for drunk driving roughly seven miles from where his car was first spotted. it was 3:30 in the morning on a california highway. the tesla was driving along at 70 miles an hour according to police, but the driver was fast asleep. when sirens and lights didn't wake him up, alert officers assumed the car's auto pilot was on so they pulled in front and started to slow down. >> that actually worked. the patrol vehicle started slowing down, and the vehicle slowed down behind it. >> reporter: tesla's auto pilot feature detects other cars in >> auto you with routines of daily driving. >> reporter: but it also comes with a warning. >> these features are meant only for highway use. keep your hands on the wheel at all times and stay alert. >> reporter: in other words, don't be asleep at the wheel. stephanie gosk, nbc news. the terrifying sight outside this airplane window and what happened next.
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we're back with a big scare for passengers onboard a frontier airlines flight today. reports of screaming
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in the cabin when some folks looked out the o e looked like this. here is nbc's ron allen. >> reporter: a terrifying takeoff this morning, this video showing an engine that appears to be falling apart on frontier airlines flight 260 bound for tampa. one passenger tweeting, people were jumping up, screaming, slamming on the roof, yelling stop. the airbus 320 with 171 passengers and 6 crew aboard getting airborne. in february, an even more terrifying scene. the casing blew off the engine of a united flight heading to hawaii. 40 minutes later, a safe emergency landing. today's flight landing safely, too. >> this isn't as serious a problem because the engine itself didn't come apart. >> reporter: the airline saying a section of an engine cover called a cowling came loose and separated from the aircraft. the engine continues to operate normally. ron allen, nbc news. up next here tonight, the nurses
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using their lotto jackpot to go above and beyond. we )re tracking somg
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news - a house going up in flames - with firefighters trying to save it. plus, stunning images of the . breaking news. a house save a home skr andat se hit here. 's "above and beyond," a group of nurses who hit the jackpot but decided others needed their lotto winnings more. here is kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at st. louis' mercy children's hospital, a winning mega millions ticket. >> i honestly thought i was seeing things. >> reporter: a group of more than 100 nicu nurses shared a $10,000 prize but rather than each take their share, they decided to give the money to two colleagues in need. >> it's not the 1.6 billion, but here is what we have to offer you. >> reporter: neonatologist casey's husband phil was
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diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. >> the incredible generosity these nurses have is amazing to me. >> reporter: mom of four casey cut her hours in half to take care of her family. >> i felt like it was an answer to a prayer. >> reporter: the other half went to gretchen post whose 17-year-old ness and generosity. >> reporter: a helping each maybe it will encourage others to spread kindness. >> reporter: as nurses who care for the smallest of babies show us how big their hearts are. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >> now that is a win. that is "nightly news" for this friday. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good night. city. a police dog took a suspect at a school. but it wasn )t the on right now at 6:00. a police dog took down a suspect out of school.
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it wasn't the only crime in that neighborhood. calm commute as we head into the weekend. but in the coming hours, rain will be back. a in alaska. it was a 7.0. th news at 6:00 starts right now. i'm terry mcsweeney in for raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. check out this earthquake. when the shaking stops, many stores looked like that. a lot of mess. you could see food scattered all across the aisle. roads all throughout the city shut down because of massive cracks in the highway. our investigative team has come up with a story.
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let's begin with christie smith who's been following developments all day. christie. >> reporter: the company working on this project says they have about 15 retrofit projects happening in san francisco at the same time trying to help property owners comply with the rules, but we're told a few hundred still haven't. meantime emergency managers in the city say they're constantly preparing and planning for eahq

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