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. breaking news, school shooting horror, at an elementary school when a gunman eaches fire on students and a teacher. tonight the suspect and alleged link to another crime scene nearby. critical voters, brand new poll shows trouble for trump with women as his controversy deepens and clinton courts milnnials with a former rival. deadly encounter, protests erupt after police kill an unarmed african-american man. why they say they thought he was aiming a weapon. mystery at sea -- a mother and a son go on a fishing trip and only he is found alive a week later. now it's revealed he is a person of interest in an unsolved murder. and air rage -- what's behind a startling rise in dangerous behavior at 30,000
>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> we begin with breaking news of another american school shooting this time an elementary school in anderson county, south carolina. where panicked parents rushed this afternoon learning that a teacher and two children had been wounded. one student air-lifted to the hospital. not far from the school, police have alsoou adult, the father of a teenager who tonight is in police custody, in connection with all of this. nbc's gabe gutierrez is there and has late details. >> the chaos erupted just before 2:00, reports of an active shooter in south carolina. a heavily armed s.w.a.t. team swarming townville elementary school. >> the shooter is going to be a white male, all black clothing and blonde hair.
fire, wounding two students and a teacher before being taken into custody. >> deputies were on scene within seven minutes. >> authorities say it happened on a playground that the shooter never entered the school. >> jamie brought one of the townville firefighters was actually one of the "first outlook" responders to get on scene. and he engaged the suspect and at that point took him down. >> authorities now investigating a separate crime scene, a home two miles away. where police s gunman's father was found dead. >> 911 received a call from his family, a short time after the incident at townville. and when officers arrived, they found mr. osborne deceased. he died from a gunshot wound. >> terrified parents scrambling to the school this woman's daughter in kindergarten. >> she just told me they went to the bathroom and she said she didn't get shot. i don't want her to go to school
tonight investigators here are searching for a motive. classes now canceled for the rest of the week. >> we are heartbroken about this senseless act of violence. >> police have not said what connection if any the teenaged gunman had to this school. tonight, the injured teacher and one of the wounded students have been treated and released. the other student was air-lifted to the hospital. left centre. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. to presidential politics now, our brand new nbc news survey monkey p of likely voters believe hillary clinton won monday's first debate over donald trump. both candidates on the trail today as clinton courted millennials with former rival bernie sanders. new trouble for trump, among women voters as he feuds with a former beauty queen. we have it all covered starting with nbc's halle jackson. >> donald trump tonight trying to spin what critics described as a debate debacle.
me winning. >> but 27% of women, a group he needs to win over, said their opinion of trump got worse after monday night. according to our nbc news survey monkey online poll. multiple trump sources acknowledge he has work to do. one calling his performance a disaster. his team now considering more traditional prep, though trump himself tells nbc in a statement, hard to be unhappy when we are doing so well. the gop nominee now facing fallout for what he said about alicia machado. >> what were the names he called you? >> miss piggy, miss housekeeping, miss eating machine. it was horrible for me. >> machado, sharing her story with the help of hillary clinton's campaign. trying to force a conversation about trump's record with women. >> how does that help him appeal to this demographic? it is not helpful. >> our poll shows eight in ten independent women say trump
temperment to be president. along with one in four republican women. >> he needs to convince republican women that he is acceptable. and this i think is one of his problems, that he has not closed that gap. >> but many backers now brushing off trump's latest controversy. >> it's obviously not a very kind comment and not a comment would you ever want directed towards you. but i don't believe that it is something that we should be worried about as much in this election. >> halle jackson, nbc news, milwaukee. i'm kristen welker at the university of n where hillary clinton and bernie sanders rallied young voters today. >> it is imperative that we elect hillary clinton as our next president. >> i'm proud of the primary campaign that bernie and i ran. we ran a campaign about issues, not insults. >> millennials overwhelmingly chose sanders in the primary race. helping him win big in places like new hampshire. in the last two presidential elections, about one in five voters were under 30 here.
donald trump. >> i never thought i would hear someone running for president, my opponent, who says he wants to appoint supreme court justices who would overturn marriage equality. >> now, all hands on deck, the first lady energizing young voters on college campuses in pennsylvania today. she refrained from mentioning trump. but ex-core yated his berther conspiracy theory. >> hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately designed to undermine his presidency. questions that cannot b on others. or swept under the rug. by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference. >> clinton leads trump among millennials, 50-34%. but today students at the university of new hampshire still mixed. >> yousupported bernie sanders in the primary. are you going to vote for hillary clinton in the election? >> i think it was hard for me to accept and process that bernie
"cosmopolitan" chelsea clinton is slamming donald trump for saying he's proud he didn't raise her father's past infidelities in monday's debate. chelsea telling "cosmo" it's a distraction. new outramg over another deadly police shooting in this country. protests erupting near san diego after officer killed an african-american man who police say removed something from his pocket and appeared to take aim. but it turns out he was unarmed. let's get more almaguer. >> tonight in suburban san diego, protesters back on the street. after a call for help ended with gunfire. >> shots fired, send me an ambulance. >> investigators say this man, identified by family as alfred alongo took a quote shooting stance. rapidly pulling an object from his pocket, clasping his hands together. >> the male refused multiple instructions by the first
concealed his hand in his pants pocket. >> police would shoot and kill alongo, an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill. >> i do not call the police officer to come and kill my -- >> the shooting and facing of the man captured on cell phone turned over to police immediately sparked angry protests. >> when i seen the suspect he had his hands up. like -- don't shoot. >> iid anything. next thing, i see pow pow pow, five shots. >> tonight investigators have not released any video. only this still image. >> we will be transparent this will be investigated, this will be looked at by many sets of eyes, not just ours. >> don't shoot him. >> the death here comes on the heels of officer-involved shootings in charlotte and tulsa. >> now another case tonight already leading to more protests
miguel almaguer, nbc news. an historic moment today in our nation's capitol, congress handing president obama a stinging defeat overriding his veto for the first time of his presidency. the battle concerning a bill that would allow 9/11 family members to sue saudi arabia for an alleged role in those attacks. nbc's pete williams has more. >> the yeas are 97, the nays are 1. >> with one vote against, the senate and then the to 77 easily came wuth two-thirds needed to override a veto from president obama and allow victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families to sue the government of saudi arabia. watching the vote today, kerry strada, whose husband, tom, died in the attack on the world trade center. >> congress worked beautifully together, bipartisan, even hillary clinton and donald trump agree that this bill should be passed. >> the families say saudi arabia gave financial and logistical
pushed hard to defeat the bill. saying it could expose u.s. service members and diplomats overseas to legal retaliation. >> it's a dangerous precedent. and sometimes you have to do what's hard. and frankly, i wish congress here had done what's hard. >> supporters dismissed those fears, saying the bill allows suing only foreign governments, not individuals. >> the risk of shielding the perpetrators of terrorism from justice outweighs the risks on respond to and perhaps compromise u.s. interests. >> now the hard part, years of legal wrangling in court over access to evidence. pete williams, nbc news, washington. tributes around the world tonight for man who fought for israel's independence and then fought for peace. shimon peres, the former prime minister died last night at age 93. as andrea mitchell reports, peres witnessed history and made history.
peace maker. brokering the first and so far only peace treaty with the palestinians. for which peres later shared in the nobel peace prize. >> i'm sure i shill peace in my lifetime. even if i should have to extend my life for a year or two. i won't hesitate. >> tonight, israel is in mourning. flags lowered for one of the last of the nation's pioneers. twice israel's prime minister, and for seven years its president, peres emigrated from poland to what was then palestine at the age of once a hawk, he created israel's secret nuclear program and armed its military. later a mentor to american presidents and diplomats. >> we're here to pay tribute to the last living israeli who knew king david. >> president obama, who awarded peres the medal of freedom, saying a light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever. praising him today, a political rival. current prime minister netanyahu.
>> an international figure, peres was serenaded by barbra streisand for his 90th birthday. ?? ?? >> also known for his humor, peres posted a job hunting video when he left the presidency two years ago. president obama will leave the u.s. delegation to attend his funeral friday, his vision for peace never realized but legal an imprint on generations of world leaders. turning back home now, into a mystery at evening. mother and her son went on an overnight fishing trip off rhode island and disappeared. a week later the son was found alive on a life raft and the mother presumed dead. now we're learning the son is a person of interest on his grandfather's unsolved murder. nbc's ann thompson has details. >> 22-year-old nathan carmen, police believe, may be the living link to deaths at sea and own land. involving his mother and
denied today. >> they were the two most important people in his life. >> the mystery at sea involved nathan's mom. the pair took off from point judith, rhode island in nathan's fishing boat on september 17th. the next day out at block canyon, nathan said the boat started taking on water. he managed to get into a life raft, his mother did not. eight days later he was picked up by a chinese freighter, 100 miles south of martha's vineyard. >> the boat dropped out from under my feet. not see my mom. have you found her? >> but rhode island police are investigating. there was no distress call and in a search warrant states nathan had made repairs to the boat that may have made it unsafe. nathan told the "boston globe" today, he thought the boat was seaworthy and didn't do anything wrong. >> emotionally i've been through a huge amount. and my request is just to be allowed to mourn naturally.
of nathan's grandfather in connecticut. nathan was the last person to see john chockolos alive. he left a $42 million fortune to his heirs, including nathan's mom. >> connecticut police describe naten as a person of interest in his grandfather's murder as the family mystery continues. still ahead here tonight, air rage -- unruly passengers on planes have airlines are calling for a crackdown. and the man who risked his own life traveling to a war zone bringing precious items to more "stay" per roll. more "sit" per roll. more "who's training who" per roll. bounty is two times more absorbent. so one roll of bounty
we're back now with troubling news that concerns anyone who gets on an airplane. an alarming rise in the number of air rage cases, both in the sky and on the ground. now a global airline group is demanding new international rules in how to dealh control passengers. nbc's tom costello with more now. >> take a seat. i said take a seat, sir. >> i don't want to take a seat. >> august 2nd, an intoxicated passenger gets physical with a pilot and flight attendant. >> you don't put your hands on my flight attendant. >> march 10, an all-out brawl involving five passengers over loud music. july 2014, a canadian s.w.a.t. team storms a plane after an
>> today, a group of world airlines reported 1500 more air rage incidents last year alone. nearly 11,000 cases worldwide. that's one for every 1200 flights. while the majority involve verbal abuse, 11% got physical. >> this is the number one issue that we face when we come to work every single day. >> the problem, say flight attendants. >> our aircraft are fuller than ever, the conditions that lead to an air rage incident are higher than ever. and there's fewer of us to be situation. >> no surprise, drugs and alcohol were a factor in a quarter of all air rage cases. and post-9/11 pilots very often choose to divert to the nearest airport for police help. >> i'm a captain that has had to make that decision before. and the consequences to the passenger were quite severe. >> the u.s., up to a $25,000 fine and 20 years in prison. but the punishments vary from country to country. now the world's airlines say
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in the world. rami adham would know. he survived bombings, dodged snipers. scaled fences. risking his life to deliver precious cargo to syria. but not the kind you might think. >> if i make it, a lot of kids will be happy. >> rami is carrying toys. >> they call you the toy smuggler. >> yeah, i came to learn that lately. but i am, i'm known as uncle toy >> rami has six kids at home in finland. two sons, four daughters, plenty of toys, he's syrian and when the war broke out, he wanted to help. so did daughter yazmin. >> the first family donation has turned into this, a mountain of toys. from children across finland. >> these kids haven't had a chance to play with toys, in a long time.
up to the last minute. and we have betrayed them. the whole world betrayed them. >> so in five years, 27 trips. 13,000 toys. and always more to do. >> you have someone in mind for this? >> oh yeah. oh yeah, definitely. >> a pony for an orphan named miral. >> i'll dot honor of smuggling this to her. >> every two months, he leaves again. but supports him. >> i'm the mother of six kids, i know what kind of joy he bring to the kids. he's a good man with a big heart. >> risking his life, time and again, for this. >> kids deserve to be happy. these kids deserve to play. these kids deserve to be a child. so i'm here for them. >> and on his 28th trip, a special delivery.
for. kelly kobiya, nbc news. that's going to do it for us on a wednesday night, i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. breaking news. suspect caught. latest details on what led to the arrest of a man accused of abducting and assaulting a little girl. a channel 3 investigation leads to prosecutors taking a second look at evidence in the death of a highway patrol trooper. hi, betsy. >> hi, jimmy.
staying with us along with the cooler temperatures. and who doesn't like a cold one now and then? we will look at how the craft beer industry is driving northeast ohio's economy. good evening. we will begin with breaking news tonight. the man and sexually assaulting a nine- year-old massillon girl is in custody. channel 3's jasmine monroe is working the story for us. she joins me live from massillon. this has to be a big relief for that community, jasmine? >> reporter: that's right, jimmy. a sigh of relief in the community here after investigators have caught this suspect. his name is dennis l. menefee. they arrested him in fairfield county. investigators say it was a