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tonight, monster hurricane. matthew blasts the caribbean. the deadly category 4 storm bringing historical rain, flash floods, and potentially krat strofic wind. tonight, the growing threat it will strike the u.s. earthquake fear, a swarm of 200 small unprecedented warning. new worries that t big one may be coming. trump's taxes. trump boasts he's used taxes to his benefit, after a bombshell report alleges he may not have paid anything for two decades. mystery illness. growing concerns that a virus which may cause paralysis in children is making a comeback. and $10 million heist. a celebrity robbed of
masked men in her own home. could it have been an inside job? "nightly news" begins right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. hurricane matthew, the most powerful atlantic storm in nearly a decade is taking aim at cuba and haiti at this hour, on a slow and deadly march that could impact the united states by the end of the week. florida's governor has already declared a but the immediate concern right now, are the caribbean islands where the category 4 storm is expected to drop rain amounts measured in feet, triggering floods and mudslides. this view of the monster storm is captured from the international space station. the eye clearly visible as sustained winds up to 140 miles per hour swirl around it. already there have been three storm-related deaths. our gabe gutierrez is in haiti now with the latest.
pounding the most vulnerable, lashing southwestern haiti, as it slowly churns up the caribbean. threatening jamaica and millions in its path. this child nearly pulled out to sea. eastern cuba bracing for a direct hit, so is the bahamas. even the u.s. east coast is preparing for the storm's impact. >> right now the projected path is a little off the coast. it could change at a moment's notice. when that happened, we'll not have a lot of timo 37. >> reporter: matthew is already blamed for three deaths, including a fisherman in haiti. the last time a category 4 storm hit the country, thousands were killed and hundreds were washed away. the nation still struggling to recover from a catastrophic earthquake six years ago. >> this storm could be highly devastating for haiti, particularly the rainfall. >> reporter: up to 40 inches are rain are possible in some areas, that could trigger huge mudslides
massive deforestation in this impoverished country and leaving thousands in danger. known as the promise land, it's where more than 200,000 people settled after the earthquake. now they're facing yet another disaster. we have nowhere else to go, this woman says. tonight children will ride out matthew under tin roofs, protected only by blocks. the government is urging residents, especially in mountain areas, to take cover. but many are refusing to leave their homes, trying to protect what little they have. lester? >> all right, gabe in haiti starting us off. al roker, where is this storm headed? >> the models are starting to say the southeastern united states. it's just a matter of timing. right now matthew is
of port-au-prince. it's picked up forward speed north at 7 miles per hour. by tuesday it's making its way to the bahamas. thursday, it's making a mess of the bahamas, but look what happens by saturday afternoon. 105-mile-per-hour winds. and the cone of uncertainty, 350 miles wide. everyone in that cone has to watch. the models we check, th the national hurricane center, all are fairly close, one is faster than the other and continues to keep them along the coastline. so we'll have to watch it right into the weekend. >> we'll check for your update tomorrow morning on "today." thank you. to president politics now and donald trump late today coming out swinging over his taxes after a bombshell report claimed he may not have paid any for 18 years. trump still has not released his tax returns, but did boast today of using tax
senior investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden. >> the unfairness of the tax laws and unbelievable. >> reporter: he's based much of his candidacy on being a successful businessman. but tonight, donald trump defending why he lost nearly a billion dollars in 1995. >> i was able to use the tax laws of this country, and my business acue men to dig out of the real estate mess upon i have those laws. >> reporter: trump has refused to release his taxes, but three pages of his 1995 returns have been published by "the new york times." how did they come to you? >> it was a friday afternoon, i was walking by my mailbox, and i looked in, and there was a manila envelope from the trump tower. i opened it up and there was three pages of donald trump's tax returns there. and i just went, no way. >> reporter: at issue,
made it possible for trump to use the nearly billion dollar loss to avoid paying taxes for 18 years. >> what would be the effect of having nearly a billion dollars in losses? >> you could have about nearly a billion dollars of income in the next 15 years and not pay tax on them because you could just use the losses to wipe it out. >> reporter: but nothing illegal about doing it? >> well, it's not illegal to be a bonehead. it's not illegal to use $916 million. embarrassing, but it's not illegal. >> reporter: the massive loss may have come as a result of deep trouble in multiple trump businesses in the late 1980s and '90s. >> donald trump's businesses, a lot of them hit the rocks. casinos filing for bankruptcy. the plaza filing for bankruptcy. a lot of red ink out of these companies. people lost their jobs. >> reporter: but trump
saying tonight, it all-adds to his qualification to be president. >> i understand the tax laws better than almost anyone, which is why i am one who can truly fix them. i'm working for you now, i'm not working for trump. >> reporter: but tax experts tell us mr. trump's published tax plans wouldn't eliminate any of these provisions, it would make it more favorable for real estate developers like himself. lester? >> cynthia mcfadden, thank also under fire, the trump foundation. new york's attorney general ordering to cease and desist fundraising in the state because it's not properly registered. it has 15 days to comply. something trump on said to veterans about vrtss has many outraged by hillary clinton takes new aim over his taxes. we have it all covered starting with nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: donald trump's foundation ordered to cease and desist by the new york attorney general. demanding the foundation stop taking
investigation revealing the foundation didn't have the correct certification in new york, which would force rigorous oversight. in a statement, the trump campaign said it intends to cooperate fully but remained very concerned about the political motives behind a.g. eric snyderman, a democrat who endorsed hillary clinton. that as trump stepped into another fire storm earlier today. this time during a q & a with veterans, suggesting those suffering fro post-traumatic stress disorder aren't as strong as other veterans. >> they see things many -- >> reporter: ptsd started trending on twitter almost immediately. veterans groups warned it stigmatized those who need help. >> reporter: trump adviser and retired general michael flin fired back, blaming
this. >> reporter: arguing trump was highlighting the challenges veterans face when returning home after serving their country. katy tur, nbc news, pueblo, colorado. >> this is andrea mitchell. tonight hillary clinton seizing on trump's tax bombshell to try to undermine his -- >> reporter: and increase the pressure on him to release his tax returns. >> i think we need a law that sayf become the nominee of the major parties, you have to release your tax returns. >> reporter: clinton in battleground ohio for the first time in a month. a new poll shows her trailing trump there by five points. >> hillary clinton doesn't have to win ohio to win the presidency. donald trump does. but by forcing trump to spend money, forcing trump to spend time there, it's not a bad investment for clinton. >> reporter: the campaign is hoping voters can still be
>> she can't make it 15 feet to her car. give me a break. give me a break. >> reporter: mocking clinton's near fall when she had pneumonia. and a baseless charge that she cheated on bill clinton. >> i don't even think she's loyal to bill, if you want to know the truth. and really, folks, why should she be, right? >> reporter: we played those comments for undecided voters in ohio today. >> if he were to become president, it >> a different reaction from trump supporters. >> he says some offensive things which i don't necessarily agree with, but i gotta get past that. i'm looking more to the economic and stuff like that. >> reporter: while ohio looks tough for the democrats, clinton did get good news in her fire wall. pennsylvania, where she is maintaining her lead. she's also ahead tonight in florida and north carolina, states trump would need to win. lester? >> andrea mitchell, thank you. an ominous warning
the west coast to prepare for the pocket of a major earthquake. scientists say hundreds of small quakes recently threatened to awake the sleeping san andreeas fault and say it could be a precursor to the long-feared big one. nbc's gadi schwartz has more now from los angeles. >> reporter: the ground started shaking. 200 small earthquakes in a little more than 24 hours, almost exactly where earthquake simulators have shown the big one could erupt. warning from seismologists fearing a swarm of earthquakes could set off an even bigger earthquake than the one that rocked north ridge 22 years ago. the recent spike in activity just a few miles away from the monster fault san andreas. >> people will die. and a lot of those deaths could be prevented with different actions. >> reporter: dr. lucy jones has been warning for decades about the growing stress on
lines. here in san bernardino, there are several major faults running through this area. this neighborhood, above the san andreas. the line you see shows the direction of fault, and many people here are still unprepared. a catastrophic quake would bring fires and flood and building collapses. >> absolutely neighborhoods will burn. our estimate was the equivalent square footage to 130,000 single family homes. >> reporter: scientists say there's an 85% chance of a ripping through southern california within the next three years. but the state is two years away from an early warning system. experts say, a 7.8 could kill as many as and injured 50,000. gadi schwartz, nbc news, los angeles. in south america tonight the government and leftist rebels in colombia are vowing to
peace after voters rejected a deal to end a 50-year war that's claimed 220,000 lives. the margin less than 1%. opponents said the agreement was too lenient on the rebels. it's unclear whether the president and rebel leaders can salvage a deal. more ahead tonight. larming health news, a common virus causing concern over a devastating side effect, especially in children. so ng on sure, we could have stacked these tires. or put them on a rack. but the specialists at ford like to show off their strengths: 13 name brands. all backed by our low price tire guarantee. yeah, we're strong when it comes to tires. right now during the big tire event, get a $140 rebate by mail on four select tires.
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there are rising concerns tonight about a common virus that can have devastating effects. most adults and children recover from it in a few days, but a certain complication has been linked to sudden paralysis. after an outbreak two years ago, the cdc warns cases may be surging again. nbc's dr. john torres has details. >> reporter:n went from a lively 3-year-old to a quad repleejic. the suspected cause, a rare complication from an common illness. >> were you ever thinking how could a virus do this to my son? >> a virus puts you out of commission for a couple weeks maybe. it doesn't take away all of your motor function from the nose down. >> reporter: some doctors are now warning, it could be the same mysterious polio-like illness that sickened clusters
>> my concern is that we are seeing a trend now in 2016 that mirrors what we saw in twent 14. >> reporter: two years ago, the cdc reported 120 cases. last year, just 21. but through august of this year, already there have been 50 cases in 24 states. >> reporter: he strikes me as a tough kid. >> he is a tough kid. >> reporter: as doctors try to learn more about what causes the sudden paralysis, they recommend keep to boost general immunity, wash hands frequently. >> we owe it to these families to better understand this condition and to work forward on research. >> reporter: most patients don't recover, but carter's mother is hoping her son will. >> carter is very much still carter. he sticks his tongue out and blinks his eyes on certain questions. that is really the silver lining is that carter is still very much there. >> reporter: as
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it is the heist that has shocked many people around the world. reality tv star kim kardashian robbed at gunpoint inside a posh hotel in paris. masked men, making off with more than $10 million worth of cobiella tells us, she may have inadvertently tipped off the thieves over social media. >> reporter: kim kardashian makes millions sharing her life, but this time she may have shared too much. at a privacy paris hotel for fashion week, she gave a play by play, sunday, leaving her hotel. and back again on snapchat until 2:00 in the morning. her regular security guard not present at
armed robbers dressed as police hit her hotel. according to paris officials, three of them handcuffed the lone security guard while two masked men bound and gagged kardashian, pointing a gun to her head, throwing her in the bathroom. the prize, a $4.5 million ring. in a jewelry box with $5.5 million more in gems. husband kanye west cut his new york concert short. >> i'm done. family emergency, i have to stop the show. >> reporter: consultant levy believes the robbers knew the hotel lay-out. >> you think it was an inside job? >> yes. it is very easy target. >> reporter: and kardashian herself may have unknowingly herself told them what she was carrying. kardashian unharmed, but badly shaken, returns to new york with extra security. her ring finger now bare, as police examinal security camera footage from inside the hotel to try to find the robbers. kelly cobiella, nbc news, paris.
airport in england this weekend. scary moments. this is how it looked as an airbus a-321 tried to land in a fierce cross wind that rocked the plane, as it neared the runway. the pilot deciding to give it another go and pulled up to try again. on the second pass, the plane landed hard, but safely. the passengers getting a little more excitement than they bargained for. lots of celebrating after team usa beat europe in the ryder cup. their victory in minnesota broke a three-tournament lo americans. and it was only their third win in 11 years. as the players were congratulated by wives and girlfriends, there was golfer ricky fowler in the middle of them all, still clearly enjoying the victory nonetheless. when we come back, fit for a president. meet the tailor who has been helping presidents dress the [burke] at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a wreck 'n' wash.
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>> reporter: on this brooklyn side street in an unassuming brick building, martin greenfield has been fitting and fashioning celebrities, billionaires, and presidents for the last 60 years. while his suits made him famous, greenfield considers himself blessed that he has a story to tell. >> i was the happiest kid you ever met. >> reporter: a holocaust survivor was liberated by general eisenhower in 1945. but that wasn't the last time their lives would intersect. two years later, he emigrated to america taking a job as a floor boy in brooklyn. >> 30 years later, i bought the business. >> reporter: creating that signature three-piece look. greenfield added to his presidential resume, designing suits for ford and clinton. today nearly every suit in president
the greenefield name. >> reporter: so who is next? trump is already a client. and if hillary clinton becomes the country's first female president? >> we make ladies and we do men. >> reporter: even hollywood's come calling. leonardo dicaprio in "the great gatsby." >> it's a little snug. >> reporter: he employs about 120 people. >> dominican republic. >> ecuador. >> they're all refugees like me. at 88 years old, greenfield, like his suits, is made to last. >> reporter: you still work six days a week? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because i like it. it makes me young. peter alexander, nbc news, brooklyn. that's going to do it for us on a monday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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