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heck: i do. reporter: why do you say that? heck: why wouldn't i? narrator: donald trump and joe heck. wrong for nevada. breaking news tonight. donald trump's furious tirade as the number of women accuse him of sexual assault. >> they're pure fiction and outright lies. >> trump lashing out, claiming a conspiracy to stop him, as michelle obama declares enough is enough. >> it has shaken me to my core in a way that i couldn't have predicted. >> the first lady like we've never heard her before. >> america strikes back after iranian-backed rebels open fire at a u.s. destroyer. an alarming provocation. exploding danger. we go inside the lab exploring what can happen to cellphones when they're over-charged. an eye-opening consumer alert. and nobel surprise as the poet laureate of rock makes history.
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from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening, facing a host of women accusing him of unwanted physical contact, donald trump launched into an angry tirade today, lashing out at his accusers, the media, the clintons and decrying what he calls a conspiracy to undermine the will of the voters. he's not done the lewd things to women that he described in that infamous audio recording, several women have stepped forward to say he, in fact, had, to them. adding further turmoil to his troubled campaign. nbc's katy tur joins us from philadelphia with the latest. katy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. donald trump is blaming everybody but himself for the type of behavior that he bragged about both in private and on howard stern. now he's pointing to a
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keep him from office. donald trump is going nuclear. >> these claims are all fabricated. they're pure fiction and they're outright lies. >> reporter: facing down his accusers with an angry denial. >> we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies. and it will be made public in an appropriate way. >> reporter: in 24 hours, five women ng groping, kissing, or forcing himself on them. accusations nbc news has not been able to independently verify. with no clue what could come next, trump is accusing the media, the democrats and the establishment of working together to tear the country down. >> this is a conspiracy against you the american people and we cannot let this happen or continue. >> reporter: a vision of social
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white house. >> anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe, and morally deformed. >> reporter: trump is in full crisis mode. his inner circle, shrinking. as confidants like newt gingrich and chris christie distance themselves. in pennsylvania, daughter ivanka avoided reporters describing politics as a blood sport. >> vicious, vicious. >> reporter: today the republican national committee is silent, while leaders like paul "time" magazine is calling it a total meltdown. >> he just appears to me to be a candidate that has come completely unhinged. he's somebody that seems to have lost his grip on reality, which is that this campaign is imploding. >> reporter: a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows trump isn't teflon, down five points in north carolina, and now tied with clinton in ohio. this, as sources tell nbc news, the campaign has given
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narrowing, as more accusers threaten to come forward. katy tur, nbc news, philadelphia. >> reporter: i'm hallie jackson in cincinnati. donald trump's accusers all say he did what he's bragged about before. >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. you can do anything. >> so when he started putting his hand up my skirt, that was it. that was it. i was out of there. >> reporter: jessica "the new york times" trump groped her on an airplane more than three decades ago. >> he was like an octopus, it was like he had six arms, he was all over the place. >> reporter: more recently after the taping of access hollywood, a show owned by nbc universal, also said this. >> i'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- i just start kissing them. >> reporter: natasha stoynoff, a writer for "people" magazine, now describes trump forcing his tongue down her throat during an interview while a pregnant
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and then say, you know we're going to have an affair. and then there's temple taggart, who says trump kissed her without asking twice. >> yeah, it made me feel uncomfortable. definitely made me feel uncomfortable, but i shooed it off and went along. you know. >> reporter: trump's campaign says that isn't true. trump himself denying all the allegations which nbc has not independently verified. >> these claims are they're pure fiction and they're outright lies. >> reporter: trump taking aim at his accusers like the "people" magazine writer. >> look at her, look at her words. you tell me what you think. i don't think so. >> reporter: some supporters like in his evangelical base, still back trump. >> back in the primaries, that wouldn't have been my pick. but that's what i'm given now. i have to be real. this is it. i'm voting for trump. >> reporter: but sarah hickey who's never voted for a democrat, will this
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even evangelical christians can still stand behind him when he's so clearly not a good man, much less a godly man, is just beyond me. >> reporter: trump and his campaign are now demanding "the new york times" retract its article. the newspaper today says it won't. all but daring trump to take it to court. lester? >> hallie jackson, thanks. and right before donald trump took the stage today, we heard fr campaigning for hillary clinton in new hampshire and condemning trump's comments about women in a raw and powerful takedown. declaring enough is enough. we get her message tonight from nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: the first lady speaking with emotion and moral outrage about donald trump's language on that tape. >> i have to tell you that i can't stop thinking about this. it has shaken me to my core in a
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predicted. >> reporter: michelle obama pointedly refusing to use trump's name. >> and i can't believe that i'm saying that a candidate for president of the united states has bragged about sexually assaulting women. >> reporter: perhaps the toughest political attack from a first lady. >> it wasn't just locker room banter. this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior. >> reporter: mrs. personal. >> the shameful comment about our bodies, the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect, the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman, it is cruel. it's frightening. and the truth is, it hurts. >> reporter: a case aides say the first lady has been wanting to make for some time. >> here we are, 2016, and we're hearing these exact
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>> now is the time for all of us to stand up and say enough is enough. this has got to stop right now. to dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere. >> reporter: as she was at the democratic convention, michelle obama once again hillary clinton's most powerful advocate. >> i'm with her. >> reporter: especially with millenials. >> i think she's the best messenger you can have for this, and she put it in such personal terms. >> reporter: hillary clinton has struggled to make that connection with millenials, tweeting tonight to michelle obama, i'm in awe. thanks for putting into words what's in so many of our hearts. lester? >> andrea mitchell, thank you. as the chaos
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sources say the trump team is narrowing its focus to four key battleground states. ohio, north carolina, florida, and pennsylvania, which is one of the states where there are now concerns about the machines voters will cast their ballots on should there be a very close vote. nbc news senior investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden explains. >> hello, pittsburgh! >> we love the state of pennsylvania. >> reporter: polling experts say pennsylvania is critical to this year's election. >> both the trump mp the clinton campaign know, if donald trump wins pennsylvania, he's almost certainly going to be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: clinton is currently leading in the state, but donald trump has not given up. campaigning there this week at a massive rally. >> we have to make sure this election is not stolen from us and is not taken away from us. >> reporter: the seeds of doubt he started spreading this
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>> the only way we can lose pennsylvania is if cheating goes on. >> reporter: experts say large-scale fraud is unlikely. but if there are claims of cheating or other irregularities in pennsylvania, that could be a big problem. because pennsylvania is one of 15 states that uses some electronic voting machines, without a paper record of the vote. which means if challenges are raised, there's no way to do a recount by hand. >> i think really it's negligence for a secretary of state anywhere in the country now not to have a pe to have some backup system. >> reporter: marian schneider is in charge of pennsylvania voting. she says she's not been told of any specific threat by homeland security. >> if donald trump does raise concerns about the vote in pennsylvania, what are you gonna do? you can't go back and recount in two-thirds of the state. >> i think that he would have to have some evidence. i think that those concerns
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because the risk of that happening is very low, as i've described. >> reporter: is that a satisfactory answer to you? these machines need to be swapped out at some point, don't they? >> there's a lot of legacy systems in use in the united states, and they will all probably reach the end of their useful life at about the same time. that's why we need to invest in the election infrastructure. so i still think that voters can have confidence in the outcome of the election. >> that's not what she when she sued the state of pennsylvania on behalf of a group of citizens, claiming machines without paper backup, violated the pennsylvania constitution. the pennsylvania supreme court disagreed. >> at the risk of being gloomy and doomy, if you end up in a close election and you have a jurisdiction where there is no paper ballot of record, what will you do? what do we do? decide we're just not going to count that jurisdiction?
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would disagree about that. cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, harrisburg, pennsylvania. in north carolina tonight, a state of emergency remains in place, the threat of more massive flooding will peak over the next 24 hours. officials fear thousands of homes have already been damaged as the death toll in the state has risen to 22. nbc's miguel almaguer is in the flood zone. >> reporter: tonight as north carolina's tar river does the threat of catastrophic flooding. this search and rescue team looking for the stranded, showing us a community under water. losing more ground every hour. >> get in there. >> reporter: in grifton, bobby bowen lends a hand as his home is threatened. sandy langston leaves her dogs on dry ground. >> if the water keeps rising, i'm coming back to get them. >> reporter: with thousands of homes believed to be water logged, the next wave of
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level. hurricane matthew's deluge is pouring downstream. alice suggs expects to lose her home by tomorrow. >> the water come, i'm gonna lose everything. >> reporter: the governor said it will crest by tomorrow, but when the water recedes, the clean-up will just begin. miguel almaguer, nbc news, along the tar river in north carolina. overseas now to a dangerous escalation between the u.s. and iranian-backed rebels in yemen the military launching a counterattack after a pair of incidents this week in which missiles were fired at u.s. navy ships in international waters. nbc's hans nichols has more on the unfolding drama. >> reporter: a u.s. strike came at 4:00 a.m. tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the "uss
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showing the impact. retaliation after iranian-backed rebels unsuccessfully fired missiles twice within four days at a united states destroyer in international waters. >> what's to prevent this from becoming a tit for tat situation? >> hopefully the message has been sent to those who fired the missiles. >> reporter: all in a part of the world where u.s. ships face real danger. 16 years ago, the uss cole was bombed while it was refueling in yemen. 17 american sailors, killed. and in a region with a resurgent iran. >> we see tehran in and we have to be responsive. >> reporter: the question u.s. officials are asking, will the rebels seek to provoke the navy and its ships of war yet again and drag america deeper into their conflict? hans nichols, nbc news, the pentagon. still ahead, the new headache for owners of those recalled samsung phones. and a look inside a testing lab like we've never seen before, a frightening force unleashed by an exploding battery. also, the surprise
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dylan that no musician has received before. ? the answer is
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we're back now with more trouble for owners of the recalled samsung galaxy note 7. because of a fire risk from faulty batteries, the postal service, fedex, and ups, are now refusing to ship returns by air. in tonight's rossen reports, nbc national investigative correspondent jeff rossen gives us an up-close look at what can
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>> reporter: this is what it can look like when a phone's lithium ion battery explodes. new surveillance video capturing the moment a samsung galaxy note 7 started smoking in this woman's hands. here's all that's left of her phone. another device allegedly left charging inside this car. erupting in flames. so just how dangerous can a phone fire be? to find out, we've be laboratories in chicago, better known as ul. you probably recognize the logo. we're inside their special battery testing lab. you have to wear safety glasses in here and you're about to see for the first time what it really looks like up close when these batteries explode. first up, the crush test. >> what are you going to see in this test? >> you're going to see it explode, because we're putting a high crush force on it and making sure it can
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and get this test going. let's hit it. >> do you see the flames there? >> reporter: all this from a small phone battery. >> did you ever realize you had that much energy in your pocket? >> reporter: then comes the over-charging test. >> we're deliberately overcharging this battery, which is something you can do if you use the wrong charger. the other thing that happens here, the battery has no internal protection. >> reporter: this is the reported cause of many samsung phone fires. within minutes, you can see the heat and pressure building. our battery puffing up and then -- that frightened me and i knew it powerful explosion and fireball. >> this is a rare occurrence. remember, we overcharged that battery on purpose. >> reporter: what should consumers do to avoid this from happening? >> they can follow the instructions that the manufacturer gives them. use the proper charger with that battery and charge it in an open area. where you have ventilation, because heat is generated when you're charging a battery. >> reporter: simple tips to prevent this from
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moment with wild moments during a
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jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. man: the tea party republicans in congress want to cut social security. woman: and danny tarkanian wants to join them. man: he is proud to call himself a "tea party radical." man: he wants to privatize social security... woman: ...just like them. woman: risking social security benefits on wall street. man: danny tarkanian would raise the retirement age... woman: just like the tea party republicans in congress.
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man:that's "tea party radical" for ya'. more trouble in paradise tonight after haiti and cuba took a terrible hit from hurricane matthew. today hurricane nicole slamming bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. the good news, a late wobble in the storm's path spared the island of the worst of it. the storm is now moving away out to sea. scary moments today at the london zhe enclosure. here he is in this exclusive video obtained by daily mail.com. officials say he was contained and never made it into public areas, but visitors were told to get inside buildings before the gorilla was eventually subdued. he's only played one game and he's already in the record books. nhl rookie auston matthews debuted with the toronto maple leafs last night and he scored
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an incredible start for matthews, though the leafs did end up losing by one goal in overtime. when we come back, grammy winner, oscar winner, and now an award like no other for the immortal bob dylan.
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finally tonight, he's won several grammys, an academy award and the presidential medal of freedom. but even for a singer often called the voice of a generation, this one came as a surprise. bob dylan was awarded the nobel prize for literature. the first musician to win it in the prize's history. here's harry smith. ? like a rolling stone ?? >> rep awarded the nobel prize in literature touched a nerve on the internet. there was celebration. president obama, congratulations to one of my favorite poets. and consternation. novelist jody picoult quipped, i'm happy for bob dylan, but does this mean i can win a grammy? >> reporter: the nobel prize of literature is given for a lifetime of work. bob dylan's words, his poetry, more than stand up.
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to perform the songs, and i needed to sing in that language. which is the language that i hadn't heard before. ? come in she said i'll give you shelter from the storm ?? >> reporter: dylan wrote and writes of injustice. ? ? >> reporter: of war and yearning. ? for the times they are a changing ?? and love. ? lay lady lay ?? >> reporter: roger mcguinn of the byrds once said that working with bob dylan was like knowing shakespeare. ? the answer is blowing in the wind ?? >> reporter: bob dylan, a bard for the ages. harry smith, nbc news, new york. >> congratulations to bob dylan. that's going to do it for us on this thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank
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right now on news 3 live at 6:00 -- the map accused in a series of robberies shot and killed by police. and there's progress in the vote in carson city. a look at the money and manpower it takes to keep the candidates and everyone else safe for the final presidential debate here in our hometown. the man suspected in this
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woman's head and also a string of other -- other robberies, shot and killed by police. good evening. i'm jim snyder. >> i'm reed cowan. police believe the man was behind more than a dozen violent robberies in the henderson area, and that's where we begin. news 3's antonio castelan joins us live outside one of the businesses that police say the man robbed. that's near warm springs and of relief with this news? >> reporter: many business owners are glad the serial robber has been stopped. police say the suspect went in this dairy queen and robbed it. business owners say they can now relax. the man caught on this henderson home surveillance pointing a gun at a woman and steaming her car was shot and killed by police wednesday night.

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