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ho and ready to go. >> we need to get on it. >> i just did something today. i feel better. >> lester holt is next. >> bye. test test test breaking news tonight, major job breaking news tonight. major job cuts from gm. the iconic american automaker shutting down plants and getting rid of big name cars, slashing thousands of workers. the word coming out just before christmas. >> there are people in there bawling their eyes out. i have never seen anything like it. >> tonight, anger and devastation in car towns from michigan and ohio to maryland. a blizzard travel nightmare. rm on the ple.till dramatic image at the border. tonight our team has tracked them down. shockwaves as a top scientist claims for the first time he changed the dna of twin girls before they were born. why critics say that's a step toward designer babies. a new twist in the holiday shopping wars.
beyond black friday and cyber monday many of the best deals are still to come. touchdown on mars. cheers after seven minutes of terror as nasa sticks the landing 300 million miles away. and the couple that got pulled over for speeding and gave the officer a huge surprise. >> i was telling him the baby was in my passports and they needed to help me. i need some help. my water broke and she's in my pants. >> tonight, the trooper who stepped in for a speedy delivery. and our nbc news investigation you don't want to miss. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. in the midst of a booming economy, a different kind of boom is suddenly about to automaker e heads of will cut several thousand jobs as it moves to close plants in a number of cities here in the u.s. and canada starting next year. the announcement was met with disbelief and anger from the assembly lines to the
white house in what comes as a setback to president trump's plan to create more manufacturing jobs. anne thompson has details. from gm's workers the reaction was swift and distraught. >> i'm praying for people. a lot of folks need it now. >> reporter: walking off the line at one affected plant. >> there are people in there bawling their eyes out. >> reporter: gm cutting nearly 15,000 factory and white collar jobs as it alters its road to the future, responding to shifts in buyer tastes and the economy. >> consumers are notying as mas they used to. as a result they are buying more suvs, crossovers, pickup >> reporter: six passenger cars reaching the end of the road. the cadillac xts and ct-6. five plants to be idle next year. in baltimore, the detroit area, ontario, canada, and lordstown,
ohio, home to the chevy cruze. >> i felt like somebody kicked me in the stomach. >> reporter: tough news for president trump. >> not happy about it at all. >> reporter: just last year 15 miles from the ohio plant he promised a future with jobs. >> we're going to get those jobs coming back and we are going to fill up the factories or rip them down and build new ones. >> reporter: lordstown stands to lose 1600 jobs, losses the union vows to fight. >> we have the best location and the best people in the world to build products. >> reporter: already squeezed by the president's tariffs adding $1.4 billion to costs, gm said today's actions are part of an overall effort to save $6 billion. in turning away from passenger cars, gm is following a road already paved by fiat-chrysler and ford. lester? thank you, anne. now to the big storm socking the middle of the country quickly moving to the northeast, fuelling frustration at the airport. nightmare delays and
cancellations and a lot of families who just want to get home. nbc's matt bradley is in chicago. >> reporter: chaotic conditions after a heavy helping of early winter in the midmidwest. standstill traffic with trucks flying off the road due to hidden ice. >> i saved it from hitting the guardrail. it would have been more damage than it is now. >> reporter: power knocked out throughout chicago. a nightmare in travel with more than a thousand flights out of chicago's o'hare airport cancelled. >> origin nallily said 8:20 a.m., then 8:20 p.m. >> hopefully get on at tampa and go to phoenix. >> i tried to fly through dallas. that was also completely booked. >> i want to get back home. >> reporter: the storm is now racing for new england where it is pected to bring winds, and even more headaches this week. matt bradley, nbc news, chicago. defending the use of
teargas on migrants who rushed at a major border crossing and attempted to get into the u.s. illegally. he's threatening to shut the border down permanently. we are covering it all starting with gabe gutierrez at the border tonight. >> reporter: lester, tijua tijuana's mayor is calling it a humanitarian crisis. police surrounded this shelter where thousands of migrants congregated. they are trying to keep the peace after hundreds rushed the border yesterday. what started as a peaceful march turned into chaos. u.s. authorities fired teargas at mostly adult males but some hit women and children, including maria. her escape was captu captured in this photo. we caught up with her today. >> translator: when i see that photo i just want to cry, she says, claiming she wasn't crossing the border illegally but trying to reach it to apply for asylum. >> reporter: more and more tents are springing up.
this is a backlog with no end in sight. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, tijuana, mexico. this is hallie jackson in washington where the president is defending how u.s. agents protected the border firing teargas at migrants including the mother who spoke with nbc news about shielding her kids. are you comfortable teargassing children like we saw at the border? >> as you know, they are not -- they had to use because they were being rushed by some very tough people. and they used teargas. here's the bottom line. nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally. >> reporter: president trump today suggests he might close the southern border for good if mexico doesn't disperse the group of gathering migrants -- a controversial and unlikely shutdown threat as he warns of a different shutdown in washington. >> this would be a very good time to do a shutdown. >> could there be a shutdown? there certainly could. >> reporter: ramping up his demand for $5
billion for border security. if that doesn't happen by friday the president could use his veto power to partly close down the government. something not even his republican allies want to see. >> we have a lot of departments that do a lot of good for our citizens. we need to make sure we are funding them properly through congress. >> reporter: the president is also now talking about that devastating new climate report that warns the economic cost of ignoring global warming could be hundreds of billions of dollars. >> mr. president, have you read the climate report yet? >> i have seen it. i have read some of it. it's fine. >> they say economic impact could be devastating. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't believe it? >> no, no. i don't believe it. >> reporter: president trump downplayed the impact of human activity which puts him at odds with the vast majority of experts including those inside his own administration. lester? >> hallie jackson at the white house tonight. president trump is in mississippi ahead of a high stakes senate run-off mired in controversy over
race. the shocking discovery on election eve -- nooses hanging at the state capitol. we'll get more on this from nbc's kristen welk welker. >> reporter: tonight president trump making his final pitch for cindy hyde-smith. >> tomorrow if you don't mind make it not even close. >> reporter: this morning, a disturbing reminder this race that is become all about race. two nooses found at the state capitol. hyde-smith came under fire for saying she'd welcome sitting in the front row of a public hanging, comments her campaign dismissed as a joke. >> any time i have said anything and somebody got offended i want to apologize. >> she certainly didn't mean that. >> reporter: tonight the jackson free press saying hyde-smith attended an all white segregated high school and sent her daughter to a similar school. her challenger, democrat mike espe a former congressman and cabinet member is looking to be the first african-american
senator from the state in more than a century. >> i believe that i'm the candidate to take mississippi forward. >> reporter: to win, espy needs african-americans to turn out in force. >> mississippi is one of the reddest states in the country. the president has a 60% job approval rating. his formula is simple -- getting his people out to the polls to help the republicans win. >> reporter: if hyde-smith wins, republicans would tighten their grip on the senate. kristen welker, nbc news, washington. we are following breaking news right now. let's get the latest details. >> this is pete williams in washington where robert mueller says former trump campaign manager paul manafort has been lying to the fbi since he pleaded month and should be immediately sentenced since he's no longer cooperating. manafort denies it. also today george papadopoulos admitted to a prison to serve a 14-day sentence. he admitted lying to the fbi about contacts with russians who offered dirt on hillary clinton. lester? the u.s. warned russia today that it
has committed a, quote, outrageous violation after firing upon and seizing three ukrainian ships in the black sea. bill knenealy is in moscow with more. >> reporter: russia's navy chasing three ukrainian ships. this video appearing to show the moment of impact. one ship rammed. shots were fired. the ships seized. two dozen ukrainian sailors captured. russian war planes threatening above. the ukrainian ships were traveling between two of their own ports and were hit at the narrow kerch strait between russia and crimea which it ilga annexed. russia now claiming these waters as its territory and blaming ukraine for provoking the incident. in ukraine's capital, fury. russia's embassy attacked. at the united nations, russia condemned. >> the united states would welcome a normal relationship with
russia. but outlaw actions like this one continue putin is testing ukraine and the west as he prepares to meet president trump. >> at the g-20 summit i would encourage president trump to not meet with vladimir putin. >> reporter: this confrontation now threatening a crisis. tonight, ukraine introduced marshall law. president putin calling that serious and risky. he's sending a message to ukraine -- don't mess with us. he's also sending a challenge, too, to president trump. lester? >> all right, bill neely in moscow, thanks. now to a fascinating and perhaps troubling claim from a chinese scientist who claims he's made a breakthrough that sparked controversy around the world. he said he helped a couple have twins whose dna was edited during in vitro verticallizati
verticallization. here's more. >> reporter: it worked safely as intended. >> reporter: he claimed he's done something no other scientist in the world has. >> two beautiful little chinese girls came crying into the world as healthy as any other babies a few weeks ago. >> reporter: twin girls, he says, from an embryo that was genetically edited -- part of an experiment to prevent children from ever getting hiv. crispr was used disabling a gene that allows hiv to enter a cell. the approach, restricted in the u>> there's consensus that to take an embryo with altered genes and to put it in a woman to create a child is beyond the pale in terms of what's morally acceptable. >> reporter: that's what he's done? >> that's what he's done. >> reporter: the university said he never reported his
research to the school. as questions swirl about whether the procedure fully worked and whether editing the babies' genetic makeup could perhaps make them more susceptible to other diseases. >> this is a slippery slope to designer babies. if i start altering the genes of a child, i could alter other genes of a child. >> reporter: the scientist has little evidence to back his claims. >> families need this technology and i'm willing to take the criticism for them. >> reporter: a brave new world the world may not be ready for yet. kate snow, nbc news, new york. the fda has announced the first overhaul in years to the standard nbcor news at an international consortium began releasing the results of a global investigation into our investigation continues tonight with alarming news about breast implants. we found evidence they
could be linked to a deadly cancer that's more common than doctors and patients may realize. katie beck has our report. >> reporter: for three excruciating years, movter of two michelle forney suffered painful swelling around her breasts and constant fatigue. >> i probably went to the doctor six times. nothing was working. >> reporter: she suspected the breast implants she'd gotten 20 years ago, but her ma'mmograms came back normal. she had the implants removed. >> the scar capsule was full of disease, tumors. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system linked to breast implants called . only first identified by the fda in 2011. now, new fears it is an emerging risk. >> reporter: did you think to yourself this could be cancer? >> never, never. >> reporter: my plastic surgeon didn't bring it up to me. my ob/gyn n s f
has 414 reported cases of alcl and believe it's caused at least nine deaths. they have considered it rare with odds as low as one in 30,000 women at risk. an nbc news investigation with the icij found data from other countries suggesting the risk could be as high as 1 in 10,000 or even 1 in 1,000. some countries may use different types of implants. the main concern is with textured implants said to remain more firmly in place than smooth though they carry a risk, too. >> it's an emerging crisis. >> reporter: eric swanson, author of two textbooks on cosmetic surgery, believe this is latest evidence shows textured implants are dangerous and should be banned. >> if you have an alternative that's safe, why would you recommend that he had textured implants until they were removed. one implant
manufacturer tells nbc the safety is supported by a lar f nu peer-reviewed and published studies. another maker, mentor, saying this cancer is very rare and it fully supports ongoing research to further scientific evidence. michelle now on a mission to warn others. thousands joining her facebook group for more information. >> there is not enough medical doctors that are familiar with this. >> reporter: the french government is now urging surgeons to stop using textured implants. the fda told nbc news it will meet next year to discuss concerns about safety. katie beck, nbc news. we are back with more right after this. and got a big surprise. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections,
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sharon joins us live in richmond. >> reporter: richmond police contacted me about this video. it starts out with the driver trying to explain why she has no front license plate. but takes a quick turn. sitting in the driver seat, while the police officer asked for her identification. her friend said she had a bad feeling about what might happen, so she started rolling video.