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breaking news tonight, a plane crashes into an apartment complex in ohio, exploding into a raging inferno. reports of a growing death toll, we have late details. the largest bank breach ever, a massive attack hits 100 million americans. how the feds say the thieves made off with so much money. the cheap trick they used to fool so many people. fight night, the republican candidates face off tonight, trump versus carson, bush versus rubio. the stakes couldn't be higher. drastic measures, controversial new rules to prevent concussions in kids soccer. no more headers. will that really work? what's in your food? why an iconic american brand is changing its recipe.
right now. good evening, our top story is developing right now in akron, ohio. searchers are recovering victims from a fiery plane crash into an apartment building. as many as 9 people were reported to be on board, all are feared deads. the small business jet was operating near the akron/fulton international airport this afternoon, when according to witnesses it clipped utility wires and plunged into an apartment complex erupting intnt a ball of flames. tom costello has late details. >> it happened just before 3:00 p.m. >> it looks like we have a plane into a house, heavy fire, we have a lot of wires down. >> firefighters first arriving on the scene in southeast akron, found an apartment house fully engulfed. roberta porter was just 50 feet away.
loud noise, the plane veered out of the sky and into the duplex. >> witnesses say a 10 seater business jet came out of the clouds and seemed to trip over utility lines. and plowed into the apartment house. the debris set the neighboring building on fire. >> oh, my god. >> a neighbor was live chatting with a friend when the plane suddenly flashed by her window. >> oh, my god. >> i need to go to the street. directly south of -- >> thankfully no one was in either building at the time. it's believed no one on the plane survived. >> we know the plane when it did go down, it struck the one house, and then continued on into an embankment just behind that house. the plane became engulfed in flames, which ignited the residents that had originally struck, and also continued on to another residence that was behind that house.
>> reporter: 1500 people were without power shortly after the crash. tonight the faa and ntsb are investigating what went wrong. >> as many as 9 people might have been on board. we don't have a kwon firmed number yet. we're told there was light rain at the time, very little wind, some fog, most of the power has also been restored. >> tom costello tonight, thank you. some of the nations biggest banks and financial firms have been mit by the largest computer hack at this time. three men are suspected of gaining access in this the personal information of tens of millions of us. where this hack differs from most is how the suspects allegedly use that information to pocket a fortune. our justice correspondent pete williams explains. >> the sheer size of the hacking attack carried out over the past eight years is stunning. the biggest target was jpmorgan chase. the hackers wormed their way in and stole information about 83
million of its customers. among others hit, discount stockbrokers e trade and scott trade as well as dow jones, publisher of the wall street journal. >> by any measure, the data breaches of these firms were breathtaking in scope and size. the defendant's allegedly stole personal information for over 100 million customers. >> here's the twist. the hackers were not looking to steal identities and credit card information like the hackers who went after target did. they mainly wanted financial customers names and e-mails many the hackers could send out millions of offers from phony companies they made up to buy cheap stocks. when the 3r50iss went up, the hackers dumped the stocks. >> all they wanted from jpmorgan chase was mostly stepping stone information. e-mail addresses and things they can use to target those individuals. >> how the hackers get in? by exploiting weaknesses found in bank computers in egypt and elsewhere overseas.
have been arrested in israel. a third, a u.s. citizen, joshua aaron is on the run, thought to be in russia. prosecutors are calling this case stock fraud on cyber steroids. it proves that almost any customer information can be used to make millions. lester? >> pete, thanks. it's fight night in milwaukee, the last time we'll see the 2016 republican candidates clashing in a debate for more than a month. the main stage is down to 8 candidates, as peter alexander tells us, that leaves more time for the fireworks to go off in the key matchups. >> tonight's debate here in milwaukee features two different duals. the battle among establishment insiders with the rest of the field fighting to stay alive. donald trump and ben carson are due for an on stage confrontation. despite new questions about carson's life story. trump's already teeing
off. >> this is the only election in history, where you're better off if you stab somebody. what are we coming to. if you try to hit your mother over the head with a hammer, your poll numbers go up. >> carson's campaign manager saying, you never know which donald is going to show up. carson's camp is looking to capitalize on the controversy. this fund-raiseing letter entitled vicious lies. >> it's not going to be on me to corroborate everything in my life. >> are jeb bush and marco rubio in for >> everyone's convinced that attacking me will help them. >> reporter: with the backing of the super pac that sports jeb, that group is threatening to spend up to $20 million in a wave of scathing attacks on rubio in his hardline stand
rubio's rebuttal using bush's own words. >> he's probably the most articulate conservative on the scene today. >> ted cruz keeps climbing. aids say he'll look for moments to be forceful, showcasing his conservative credentials. >> the impression these candidates make tonight may stick for a while. the next debate isn't for five weeks. right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. to give you a sense of how far along we are in this campaign season? donald trump and ben carson get secret service protection beginning tomorrow. new fallout at the university of missouri, after a student uprising toppled the president and the chancellor, the school has created a high level position to oversee diversity matters. but as jabcob mascomb reports -- >> reporter: the team
is back on the field, after a day of change, many protesters vowed was only the beginning. >> we do have power. it's a few individuals on our team, look what it becomes. >> amid the excitement over the resignation of the president dan chancellor, protesters were scene shoving a freelance photographer. >> i have a job for you. i'm documenting this. >> reporter: the professor seen in the video may lose her job. >> why not? >> reporter: the missouri conversation is a tale of two americans. university of missouri, you embarrassed me this week, writes one many. >> the democratics of the country are changing. pretty soon this will no longer be a majority white country, that is making a lot of people very nervous, very angry. >> universities around the country have been plagued with racial tension this year, video of a university of oklahoma fromaternity
singing a racist song went viral. there were protests at duke after a student hung a noose from a tree. another student in mississippi hung a noose around the statue of the school's first black student. hundreds protested at ucla after students were black face to a party pep and at yale, protesters arrested after weeks of racial tension. the seeds of change have been planted. >> so many student bodies have been reaching out to us and saying, because of you guys, we feel empowered to ask our administration for more. >> tonight the university has made good on one of its promises by appointing a diversity officer, a black law professor. 24 as protesters are still camped out on campus. >> jab on rascon, thanks. parts of the country are bracing for a heavy winter
weather wallop. reno, nevada is covered in heavy wet snow and there's already a foot of snow in the mountains in eastern nevada. blizzard warnings are up in colorado, where wind gusts are expected to hit 60 miles an hour, 19 million americans live in areas at risk for tomorrow including parts of missouri and iowa. if you have children who play soccer, there is a rule change you need to know about, that could alter the game as we know it. in response to a lawsuit over brain injuries, the u.s. soccer federation is banning headers for the youngest players. as ron mott explains. that only addresses part of the danger. >> in soccer, keeping your head in the game is more than mental. but now, in resolving a lawsuit that saw rules changes, the u.s. soccer federation announced headers are out of bounds for players 10 and younger and limited during practices for kids 11 to 13. a doctor from boston
university is one of the country's leading authorities on athlete concussions and their long term consequences. >> the youngsters have very weak necks, that bobblehead doll motion is a problem for them. they're undergoing changes at 10 and 12, if you injure the brain at that age, you're not going to have what your genetic potential gave you. >> nearly 80% of high school boys concussions were caused while attempting headers. >> they hit heads or an elbow to the head. that's how a majority of these concussions are occurring. the soccer ball is one of the softest thing on the field. >> reporter: reigning in rough play will have a greater impact on concussions. brandy chastain gave
world cup, applauds the ban on heading for the youngest players. >> it steps back from is most important and safety is really what we should be talking about. >> reporter: parents looking on today, safety is paramount in a game that has grown increasingly physical over the years. >> i'd rather have her learn how to do it the right way and then learn when she's older. >> reporter: a goal to protect young brains. ron mott, nbc news, boston. the fight over immigration could soon be heading to the supreme court, the obama administration says it will ask the justices to uphold the president's executive action to shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. an appeals court blocked implementation of that plan. still ahead tonight, deadly flooding, massive mudslides, al roker with how the extreme
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in our special series of reports, extreme el nino. >> reporter: a four-year historic drought has california begging for water, now it may get it this winter in what's being called a godzilla of an el nino. >> this is larger, more intense. and it's still growing. >> reporter: el nino is causing temperatures in the normally cold pacific ocean to rise. while it's only three degrees, it's expected to wreak havoc on the golden state. >> the sub tropical jet stream will shift further north. it will be a series of storms, like a conveyor belt, almost like a convoy. >> southern california has already gotten a look at what's to come. >> this is massive over here. >> deadly flading trapping hundreds of motorists and triggering massive mudslides last month, just north of los angeles. forcing i-5 to close for several hours. >> when these great rains come, there will
water, we certainly are expecting debris, mud, water to come pouring out of the mountains. >> reporter: normally vegetation helps soil cling to mudslides. wildfires burning more than 3 million acres in california in the past five years. >> two years ago, the fire burned more than 2000 acres, you can see there's no vegetation on those hills, and if we get heavy el nino rains, those homes are in real danger. >> the mud went over and went right around, filled up the whole swimming pool. >> reporter: sandra's home survived the colby fire. but fears for what is yet to come. >> really worried. scared, really. >> reporter: warnings to residents along the coast, in the hills and along the rivers. >> they need to have that plan in place. it could change in a heartbeat. >> reporter: leaving a
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