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>> tonight, deadly nightclub horror. terrifying moments as a nightclub collapses in south korea. american olyleic athtes among the injured. >> everyone was trying to pull each other up. >> the investigation now into what went wrong. two american teenagers arrested in rome after a police officer is stabbed to death. what the police say they found in their hotel room. >> the settlement in a huge data ngeach. are you amo those entitled to be paid back by equifax? >> i wasd. impacte >> this is ridiculous. >> tre will be a lot of taxes for me. ou >> we'll show how to find out and how much you might get. theas invn in sin city so assive you can see it from spac what has brought on the assault of the grahoppers in las vegas?
and the woman who decided to foot the bill paying it forward by buying up a whole store full of shoes. it all began with a simple question from her daughter. this is nbc "nightly news" with jose diaz balart. good evening. it was a night of celebration, american athletes and others out late on a friday night in south korea whee floor literally gave out from under this is video from just seconds after the collapse, patrons struggling to hold it up. two people were killed, more than a doz injured including u.s. athletes there for the water polo worldio chahip. nbc's matt bradley is in hong kong tonight with the very latest. matt? >> reporter: jose, a night out became a nightmare for hundreds of patrons at a popular south korean nightclub earlier this morning when a balcony inside the club collapsed right under them.
cell phone videos captured the terrifying moment when a balcony inside this nightcoub apsed, killing two south koreans and injuring 16 more. among the injured, four american water polo players including 27-year-old kailey gillcrest who requ fed surgery a laceration to her leg. the team out celebrating the u.s. women's water polo team victy in the world championship. celebration turned tragic as patrons are heard trying toy.ift the balc giving many a chance to escape. like team australia's captain whone who witnessed the slow motion collapse. >> we were dancing and holding each other and you just saw everyone trying to pull each other up. you never felt that scared. >> reporter: officials said the balcony simply couldn't carry the crowded dance floor. it was found out the steel structure wasn't -- we will
acvate all measures to ensure healthcare and assistance is provided whenever necessary. the accident happened at a bar called coyote ugly in guangzhou about 200 miles south of the capital seoul. the city is hosting the world aquatics championship whereth me an 2500 athletes are competing from around the wod. tomorrow's closing ceremony now marked by tragedy. >> matt, do we now know anyab wrong?ics t what went >> reporter: josse, it's been reported that the owners of the club have been detained for gligence, whether the club abi abided by safety standards and while no one has commented publly yet. it's daylight in the region and we shod be learning more as the day goes on. >> matt bradley in hong kong. thank you. >> president trump has been criticized tonight about his comments about a well-known
african-american congressman and the city he represents. the president calling parts ofe baltimor dangerous and rodent-infested.he tonight escalating are war of words. >> reporter: president trump picked another twitter fight with an african-america lawmaker calling representative e lieja cummings a brutal bully. the president reacting to the grilling cummings gave last week to acting homeland security candidate kevin mclean an. >> what does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces? can't take a shower. come on, man! >> today the president touted conditions at the border. the border is clean, efficient and well run, just very crowded, mr. trump tweeted. before disparaging cummings issue as a disgusted rat and rodent-infested mess. cummings shot back.
it is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch, but it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents. and the mayor of baltimore defended his city by questioning the president's motives. >> this person has had a history of attacking minorities, and attacking congresswomen. he's attacking elijah cummings. who else will he attack? >> reporter: he told four democrats to go back to their countries. >>mpo you believe donald tru is a racist? >> yes. no doubt about it. >> today house speaker nancy pelosi rallied to cummings' defense andade a similar charge saying we all reject racist attacks against him and supportis steadfast leadership. meanwhile, the president hadda i victory at there sup court last night. >> mr. trump can proceed with a
plan to use $2.9 billion inpe agon funds to rebuild the wall. the president has been claiming for months that the wall is being built, he may not agree that the grand designs are subject to supreme court approval. jose? in rome two american teenagers are in jail held in the fatal stabbing of a police officer who had just returned from his honeymoon. nbc's sarah harmon has the details. >> reporter: two american teens behind bars over the fatal stabbing of a police officer there. italian police say19-year-old finnegan lee elder and h 18-year-old bf california were arrested at a-s fourtar hotel in rome fridayo ready t leave italy. inside the room police found a large knife hidden in a ceiling panel along with clothes the men allegedly wore during the attack. a detentionrder described elder as repeatedly stabbing policeman mario rega as he and a fellow officer confronted the
americans over a drug deal gone wrong. an eyewitness saying he saw them running away both americans now accused of murder and attempted exportion. on saturday elder's lawyer says his client exeised his right not to answer questions during a detention hearing. the victim, 35-year-old mario rega, a newlywed who just returned to work after his honeymoon. his killing, sparking an outpouring of grief across the country. aman amanda knox spent almostour years in an italian prison for the 2007 o murderf her roommate before she was ultimately cleared of all charges. a lawyer who represented here and other americans locked up abroad telling nbc news -- >> these proceedings will beot prcted and lengthy and i anticipate this going on for a very long time. >> reporter: tonight, the two teens remain in jail in a country mourning an officer gone too soon.
>> what could be next for these teens? >> reporter: jose, they bot remain in jail for now. that lawyer i spoke to said we have to remember there are two dy and nt people in cus the facts and ultimately their fates could be very different. jose? >> sarah yharmon, tha very much. a tragic story here in new york and a wake-up call to parents after 1-year-old twins were found dead in their father's car. they'd been lef there all day. it is just the latest heartbreaking example of a problem tt isll too common. here's kathy park. >> reporter: juan rodriguez in court tonight is charged with a manslaughter negligent homicide after polic say he rlft his 1-year-old twins in a hot car for nea eight hours yesterday. >> the babies areos psibly dead inside of a vehicle. >> reporter: police say the baby boy and girl had been in the backseat all day while rodriguez went into work heaid he told them he didn't
realize what happened until he got back into the car after his shift, and bthe time first too onders arrived, it wa late. a witness describes a horrifying scene. >> i go looking and looking, two babies dying inside the car. i go back. >> you saw the babies? >> i can't say that. >> these types of tragedies happen every year as the weather war, warmarents and guardians unknowingly leaving them behind or assumingt a momen won't do any harm. >> she could have die >> even on a relatively warm day, with temperatures in the 80s it doesn't take long for the inside of the car to warm uppr ty quickly. >> it took just 20 minutes for t theperature to reach a dangerous 100 degrees. 52 hot car deathsere reported in 2018, rising temperatures
impacting the young faster than adults. >> basically it's only a few minutes before they start seeing, experiencing issues, sweating and getting dehydrated. >> kathy park jns us now. it's easy to see how people get distracted, but what are some of the simple things we can do to avoid these fatalities. introduce new habits and you c consider opening the back door of your car every time you park it, also consider putting items r phone r work bag, y in the backseat of your car as another reminder that you have precious cargo back there. >> thank you very much. i> two major protests overseas today hong kong police fired tear gas as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets protesting an attack by a pro-government mob that injured dozens last weekend. and in moscow, a fierce crackdown by policn demonstrators protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates i a local election more than a thousand people were arrested.
>> in this country, a heat warning in the west tonight. theseere the highs today. temperatures soaring above 100 degrees in many cities, and is expected to continue tomorrow. palm spring, 113 degrees. las vegas reaching 110. many cities reaching highs for the summer. in las vegas, the weather has been a factor in bringing on an invasion of gesshoppers. th insects so dense they can be seen on radar and by satellite. morg man chec morgan chessky. >> in sin city, the insect invasion is putting on a show no dne can escape. >> they poppe up out of nowhere. >> reporter: a 24/7 onslaught of grasshoppers that really sticks with you. >> what the heck? you're covered in locusts. >> i kw. you're covered in them, dude >> reporter: for many the first
impression felt downright biblical. a hoard of bugs so big y can see them from space. >> plus a mild spring made conditions perfect for the wing winged grasshopper. >> there are so many of them around here. to make matters more they're attracted to bright especially white lights finding their match made in heaven on the vegas steep. >> i've sn people running around away from the grasshoppers. >> they're over the past 30 years and the grasshoppers pose moref a nuisance than ath at. either way, the krit earn takeover has those in sin city hoping for once. >> this kind of weird. >> what happens in vegas. oh! they're gross! >> doesn't stay here. rgan chesky, nbc news. >> still ahead tonight it'yb pak time for those caught up in that big data breach by equifax. more than half of all americans
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finally tonight, it began with a simple request from a girl in arkansas to her mom. could she buy a pair of shoes for a boy in her class who needed them? how it turned intoer sole purpose. >> reporter: carrie has always been a bargain shopr. >> when walked in it had store closing sign. >> reporter: the mother of three was browsing the soon to be closed payless shoe store scooping upt- lasnute summer daughter 9-year-old harper wondered if they might pick up an extra pair for a classmate. >> i know he like avenger, and i saw some avengers shoes and i said hey, mom, could you buy
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