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cover up. where americans athletes cheated out of metals and will russians be banned from ri >> why aren't the seat belts on the school bus. the fed said it t time for a change. and the show is over for shamu. the end of an era at sea world. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening. for months it simmered largely unnoticed outside of the universisi community but now the whole country is awakening to the racial tensions and growing revolt that boiled over at the university o missouri. a hunger strike and a threatened walk out by members of thee football team and protests from students and faculty alike leading to the abrupt resignation of the university president arks cused by black
of racist act on the overwhelmingly white campus. and late word the chancellor won't be far behind. jacob rascon tells us more. >> reporter: after two months of anger a a unrest on campus, an announcement as sudden as it was stunning. >> i'm resigning as president of the university of missouri systemem >> reporter: and hours later the chancellor announced he is stepping down at the end of the year. students say this semester has been plagued with incidents of racial harassment. >> i think there has been a lot of racial tensions and i'm glad that something has finally been done. >> reporter: in september, the black student body president said a group of white students had shouted the n-word at him. other s sdents reported awastika left on a dorm wall. and the university's response was lacking, even infuriating, they said. [ chantingng >> reporter: they could hardly believe
the news. enough to bring some to tears.p and after protest leleer jonathan butler to end his hunger strike after eight days, appearing weak and unsteady, our humanity is worth fighting for and that is what we're seeing in this moment. >> reporter: they celebrate not because it is the e e of a journey, but they hope it is a new beginning. the anger is fueled by racial tension across the untry, including la year's riots in ferguson, less than two hours awaw. the tipping point came over the weekend. a photograph worth a thousand protests. the football team backed by the coaching staff refusing to play until the president was out. now, back in the game. >> please, please, use this resignation to heal, not to hate. and let's move forward
brighter tomorrow. >> reporter: president wolfe's resignation is effective immediately and the search is on for an interprim president as the governing board announced a new ever diversity officer and more diverse faculty and aff, lester. >> jacob, thank you. now to another major story in louisiana. funeral services held for a 6-year-old oughtist eck boy gunned down by officers firing at hisis father's car. as gabe guiterrez reports, bond has been set for the officers working as marshals at the time while new details emergt about what led up to the deadly night. >> reporter: when the shooting ended last tuesday night, 6-year-old jeremy was dead, stick buckled in the front seat of his father's front seat. the father criticay wounded. today the judge set bail for the two officers at $1 million each.
both are charged with second-degree murder. >> it has shaken the community a lot. this is a small community. erybody knows everybody and it is a tragic situation. and everybody is paying the price. >> reporter: stafford and greenhouse were working part-time as city marshals who typically serve arrest warrants but there were no out standing warrants against chris few and no gun found inside of his vehicle but it is unclear why the marshals opened fire. >> this is tragic and it is sad. and you wish something like that never happens in your community.y. >> reporter: stafford worked full time for the police department but that night was working a side job for the city marshal's office. greenhouse was a reserve officer, he is also the son of a cal prosecutor whose office has recused itself from the case. both men are among several officers named in one pending civil lawsuit for excessive force and in cou documes they argue the subject was resisting arrest. this afternoon in mississippi, mournered
said good-bye to 6-year-old jeremy. mandy rashard is a family friend who said blue eyes. >> he was very active. always -- he was go, go. he loved his grandmother so much. he didn't have a mean streak in him. just care-free. >> reporter: among the ma questions about how that young autistic boy ended up dead, what about the that state police investigators have called extremely disturbing, a lawyer for chris few's family tells nbc news that while he has not seen the footage, hee believes it will show that few had his hands up. lester. >> gabe, thank you. now to the stunning headline today that feels like something out of a cold war. the days of soviet union, a bombshell frfr international investigators accusing russia of widespread cheating. athletes doping and the russian goverent engaged in a massive conspiracy to cover it up. and now werer american
of medals will they be banned from rio n. year. here is stephanie gosk. >> reporter: at the 2012 london olympics, both the gold and bronze medals in the 800 meter went to the russians. now those two athletes face a possible lifetime ban from international competition. part of whatt a new report called systematic doping and a deeply-rooted culture of cheating in russian athletics. >> we found cover-ups and destruction of samples in the lab oratories, we found payments of money in order to conceal doping tests. >> reporter: the more than 300-page report relebsed today by the world anti-doping agagcy cononudes that the london games were in a sense sabotaged. during the 2014 sochi olympics the secret service posed aztec
of moscow why tests were covers up. they recommend the ssian federation be suspended until it cleans house and that could meann missing out on the games in rio. >> it should be -- could be a water shed moment where people wake up and realize when you have state sponsored doping like this report alleges that, calls to m md the east germans of the 1970s and we have month move forward from this. >> the russian sports minister denied the doping and the cover-up. but tonight there is a dark cloud over t t victories. this woman finished fifth in the 800 meter race in london posting this online today. >> it is about you putting out honest effort, hest time and energy and emotion. and being cheated out of it, you can't -- you can't ever get back those moments. >> reporter: if the medals are striped from the russians, tanya wins the bronze. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. the death toll has reached six, including two american
contractors killed when a gunman opened fire at a police training sentner jaerd. two other americans are among the wounded. u.s. defense officials tell us that the attacker who was shot and killed was reportedly a disgruntled former police officer, while the investigation there continues so, far there has been no claim of terrorism. > and more violence between israelis and palestinians including this shocking moment caught on camera as a woman with a knife lupgs at an israeli guard who shot and killed her. the violence w w a main topic of discussion as piemt net net met with president obama at the white house. the first deal since theeuclear deal with iran opposed by netanyahu. to the campaign trail and the growing controversy surrounding front-runner ben carson. for days he has battled queststns over claims he made about his past. and as peter alexander explains, it is
sympathy from his rivals. >> reporter:en carson firmly pushing back against what he calls a mediaia witch hunt. >> i simply cannot sit still and watch. >> reporter: today his republan rivals are zeroing in. >> i heard him this morning say he's been more executinizeze than anybody in this face and it is unfair. is he kidding. >> you ain't seen nothing yet. >>nd this from donald,trump telling the wall street"wall strere journal" journal", if i said what he said, i would have been given the electric chair. his life story under intense scrutiny, including claims he tried to stab a classmate when he was 14. after a parade magazine with his mother, oh, that really happened, she said. and nbc news today verified that parade magazine article exists. carson's advisors say bring it is. he is ready to fight. >> this has put the fire in the belly that has been missing for so long. >> and swooping in the
super-pac supporting carsonupporting ads to highlight his life as a surgeon. here michelle higgins home schools her children. >> we hoho ben carson is here some day. >> reporter: she said the comments haven't changed her opinion. >> he's a role model in our family. to me he's been real. >> but some republican say the sooner he puts the controversy behind him, the better. >> those voters coming into the conversation for the first time could get an off off-putting pception that will affect your money and your polling and ultimately affect your position as a front-runner. >> reporter: and as he head into tomorrow night's next republican debate, this controversy has not impacted his standing in the polos right now. a new poll shows that he issow drawn even with donald trump in the first in the south primary state of south carolina, a state where he trailed trump by 15 points just a
few months ago. lester. >> peter alexandern milwaukee tonight, thank you. major news about your blood pressure if you are over 50. lower your systolic blood pressure belowow 120 could reduce your risk of death by 27% and other cardiovascular problems by 25%. but the study also found serious side effects to intensive trtment so ask youou doctor into the nation's top highway safety officer challenged states and school districts with a tough question. if seat belts are required in cars, why aren't we requiring them in,school buses? 44 states have no school bus seat belt requirements. but as nbc's tom costello reports, the feds say it is time for a change. >> reporter: surveillance video from iowa as a driver loses control and rolls a school bus. the ten unrestrained kids on board go flying as the bus rolls over. eight were transported
for treatment. roughly 25 million kids ride a school bus every day. there is a report that 7200 are injured every year in accidents. four kids die. >> we know that seat belts save lives so we want to see a three-point seat belt on every school bus in this nation. >> reporter: this video shows unrestrained dummies thrown in a roll over. and those belted in remain in their seats. only six statep require seat belts on large school buses and of those only texas and california require three-point car-like seat belts. not good enough, said a group of moms in florida today. >> they should do something about it. because we're talking about our kids. >> r rorter: the school bus industry argues getting kids to buckle up is challenging. equipping the school bus costs from $7,000 to $10,000 per bus. many, many school districts simply don't have. in a statement the school bus industry said it should be up to state or local authorities to decide whether to require seat belts since these officials must weigh a multitude of
considerations bearing on purchasing decisions, especially when faced with budgetary constraints. but seat belt manufacturers insists the costs are negligible. >> over theifetime of a bus it comes out to $5 per student per year zplj andndhe question for communities what price for safety. tom costello, rockville, maryland. still ahead this evening, millions flock to sea world to see it over the years but after widespread outcries one of the most popular and controversial attractions is coming to an end. and also more than a dozen drivers instantly regretting where they parked. the mystery o the way i see it, you have two choices; the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you cod make things easi on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back
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we'e' back with the big news from sea world today. a new plan to phase out the controversial killer whale show in san diego. it comes after intensifying criticism over the treatment of ller whales and amid sagging ticket sales. now the company is planning a new approach. our national correspondent miguel almaguer has details. >> reporter: sea world's trade market exhibit, the killer whale show, will be phased out next year. the stunning decision comes after years of criticism targeting sea world's treatment of orcas in captivity. the result,, declining attendance. today's show, full of empty seats. the plan going public online to investors. >> we are listening to our guests, we're
evolvingng as a company, we're always changing. >> reporter: sea world may close down the shamu show but issin visito vesting in a new exhibit. what the company calls a formal setting for arars set to open in 2017. with 24 killer whales in captivity, including in parks in orlando and san antonio, sea world is only affececng san diego's 11 orcas so far. >> they are an animal that deserves this great spiritual power. >> the documentary back fish sparked worldwide protest in what some say is the driving force behind today's announcement. >> i think it is a recognition by sea world they need to move to a different business model and would you love to see them go beyond this and announce an end to the breeding program. >> tonight change is in the water for sea world san diego. while the show as we know it won't go on here, the orcasas willl stay.
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investigate a shots fired incident that led to a car crash. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered. this is the news at six." good evening everye, i'm ron steele. amanda will be back tonmight at 10. deliberations were short, as a jury convicts a man charged with stabbing and killing his ex- girlriend in a groery store parking lot. the jury convcited nicholas luerkens of first degree murddr for stabbing and killing his ex- girlfriend lynnsey onald in the parking lotthe marion,hyvee back in april. kwwl's kristin rogers was s n the courtroom at the time, kristin, describe the reaction