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tonight, panic at the airport. a sudden emergency caught on camera. police open fire as frightened passengers are evacuated. new details about what happened before the officer pulled the trigger. vp speculation swirling as elizabeth warren meets hillary clinton at her house, and donald trump goes on a tirade about warren's, quote, nasty mouth. a billionaire's revenge, forcing a powerful media empire into bankruptcy. tonight the wrestler, the tape, and the secret mission that exploded into a storm of controversy. good-bye to the greatest. 100,000 lined the route, and a star-studded crowd packs the arena. a moving and memorable farewell to muhammad al
>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. police gunfire rang out at a dallas airport this afternoon, sending some passengers scrambling for cover. others left standing in apparent disbelief. the moment captured on video played out just outside baggage claim at dallas' love field. officials say a police officer opened fire, and a man who confronted him during a rock-throwing attack that is being described as a domestic disturbance. nbc's gabe gutierrez has late details. >> reporter: the gunfire erupted right outside baggage claim. police officer firing at least nine shots while some travelers scatter on the sidewalk. others don't seem to realize what's happening. eyewitness brian armstrong shot that video on his cell phone. >> i s
i went to see where he was running to. an african-american man had a rock in his hand. he told him to stop moving and put the rock down. >> reporter: police say it began as a domestic disturbance between the man and the mother of his children. investigators say the man threw rocks at her car, smashing the windows, and then threatened the responding officer. >> everybody was kind of stunned. i took off after that. and everybody started going up there. you know? it was pretty wild. pretty crazy. >> reporter: inside the airport, chaos. some travelers panicked and jumped the security line. in cases like these, there's often concern the unfolding incident is meant to diskract security personnel. >> they pulled everybody back out of the secure area, and rechecked them for security. >> reporter: online, questions are now being raised about whether so much force was necessary. one person tweeting,
guy nine times for breaking a car window with a rock? police say the suspect lunged at the officer. who has now been placed on administrative leave. parts of the shooting scene remain blocked off. authorities have reopened most of dallas love to traffic. as to the suspect, he was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. to politics now. fresh off her big endorsement for hillary clinton, all eyes tonight focus on massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, a hero of the left, meeting behind closed doors today with hillary clinton. also focused on warren today, donald trump, launching a tirade against a woman who has shown no reluctance to tear into him. andrea? busy day. >> reporter: good evening, lester, it was a busy day. in a new fund-raising e-mail tonight, the to
who their top three surrogates are. president obama, joe biden and with equal billing to them elizabeth warren. i'm told by campaign sources tonight she is among those being considered for vice president. hillary clinton newly energized surrounded by supporters at planned parenthood, unleashing on donald trump. >> do we want to put our health, our lives, our futures in donald trump's hands. >> reporter: and the vice president giving up his own dream, getting onboard. >> whoever the next president is, god willing in my view it will be secretary clinton -- >> reporter: clinton's cheeky response on twitter tonight. thanks, vp biden. your support is a big deal. her other new ally, elizabeth warren. endorsing clinton on the rachel maddow show. >> i am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for hillary clinton. to become the next president. >> reporter: could clinton be eyeing warren as a running mate? the two meeting today at clinton's home. the pros of picking warren, she's a fiery spke
who relishes attacking trump. >> you, donald trump, are a total disgrace. >> reporter: and the progressive who could win back bernie sanders supporters. the con, warren and clinton are not close. have disagreed on issues. here's warren in 2004, charging clinton as senator with switching sides on a bankruptcy bill to satisfy big banks. >> she has taken money from the groups, and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency. >> reporter: and clinton says her top priority, is the vice president ready to take over if necessary. some say warren fails that test. >> elizabeth warren is wonderful, bright, passionate person, but with no experience in foreign affairs, and not in any way, shape or form ready to be commander in chief. >> reporter: asked if she could be commander in chief, warren didn't hesitate. >> i want to know if you think you could be? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: but clinton ducking the question about warren as veep. the buzz about warren only growing.
>> reporter: i'm hallie jackson in washington. prompters in place for a second straight speech. donald trump today staying on script. more disciplined. despite a protest. the controversial candidate -- >> we're going to build a wall, folks. >> reporter: -- trying to sound more inclusive. >> freedom of any kind means no one should be judged by their race, or their color. >> reporter: trump also trying to show he can stay focused on a target, hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton, or as i call her, crooked hillary clinton -- >> reporter: but will trump 2.0 stick? tonight, new questions about his tone from his own party, as he goes after elizabeth warren, calling her pocahontas, referring to her claims of native american ancestry. warren firing back on twitter, no, seriously, delete your account. any regrets on calling her pocahontas, mr. tr
>> reporter: even some supporters want trump to tone it down. >> there are things i wish mr. trump would change what he says, or change the tenor. >> reporter: it's not just his tenor, it's his policy prowess, too. is this stunningly blunt assessment from the senate's top republican. >> it's pretty obvious he doesn't know a lot about the issues. >> reporter: none of it fazing his backers. >> i love his tone. that's why i support him. >> reporter: still inside the party, growing concern what's worked so far may not now. >> primary's over, baby, come on, get with the game. the game right now requires you to step into the role as presidential nominee for the gop. period. >> reporter: and late tonight, mitt romney is revealing he won't vote for either trump or hillary clinton. the presumptive gop nominee is starting a battleground state swing. virginia tonight, then florida and pennsylvania for rallies. where typically it's almost always classic trump. no prompter, and no filter.
>> all right, hallie, thank you. another kind of battle resulted in the takedown of a new media empire today by none other than hulk hogan and his billionaire backer. gawker media filed for bankruptcy protection and put the company up for sale after hogan won a huge judgment against the company in a lawsuit. joe fryer tonight with the play by play. >> reporter: has hulk hogan body slammed another giant? today the media powerhouse gawker filed for bankruptcy -- >> exceptionally happy -- >> reporter: -- three months after losing to the pro wrestling legend in court. the judgment, $140 million. gawker is seeking a new owner while it appeals the ruling. >> they don't have that much money. they want to keep operating. they think they will win this case in appeal. >> reporter: gawker said during the sale, it will maintain normal operations, publishing news and opinion on technology, politics and other interests to its 6 million readers each week day. hoga
$140 million judgment earlier this year for suing gawker for posting excerpts from his sex tape. it was revealed his lawsuit was funded by peter teal, a silicon valley billionaire outed by gawker in 2007. speaking to "the new york times," teal called gawker a singularly terrible bully with articles that ruined people's lives for no reason. he made an admission to finance various laufrts over the years, in an effort to drive the media company out of business. >> the flip side of the press said this is a terrifying precedent. what happens the next time we write something another billionaire doesn't like, are we going to go down next year or ten years from now. >> reporter: the ceo tweeted, even with his billions, teal will not silence our writers. we'll win in court. hogan, whose real name is terry bolea, also took to twitter, calling this a beautiful day, while his attorney says, we have every intention to continue to pursue our judgment against gawker and to hold them accountable for violating mr. bolea's privacy.
under chapter 11, other bidders can chime in. gawker's future up for grabs. joe fryer, nbc news, new york. on early morning joe today, for millions across southern california, rocked out of bed by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. it struck south of palm springs a little after 1:00 a.m. pacific time. it was followed by a series of smaller after-shocks. few reports of damage, but a strong reminder of what experts warn, it's only a matter of time until a big one hits. new pressure aimed at removing that california judge who sentenced a former stanford university student convicted of sexual misconduct to just six months in jail. more than 1 million people have signed petitions calling on california judicial authorities to take action against judge aaron perske in what many view as his leniency in the case. they came from far and wide, tens of thousands of people
louisville, kentucky. hometown hero, sports and cultural icon, ali was eulogized at a memorial attended by stars of sports, entertainment, and politics. matt lauer was there, and has our report. >> reporter: thousands lined the streets of louisville to say a final good-bye to the greatest. his image this morning seen all over the city he loved, which loved him right back. >> he is the greatest. >> reporter: the procession made its way down muhammad ali boulevard, drove by the champ's childhood home and passed the center dedicated to his life's work. a private burial service was followed by the public memorial, where about 20,000 people filled the louisville center. family, friends and strangers, both young and old, gathered to remember the boxing legend. >> when i look into this crowd, i smile. i smile to recognize that he is not really gone.
he lives in you, and he lives in me, and he lives in every person that he has touched in every corner of this world. >> reporter: ali's wife, lani, and daughter, miriam, both spoke. >> as his voice grew softer, his message took on greater meaning. >> as you enter your final round, god's last boxing bell will sound in heaven. i love you. we all love you. >> reporter: the boxing champ turned political activist and humanitarian inspired people everywhere. bryant gum bolt, billy crystal, and president clinton delivered eulogies. >> it was the choices that muhammad ali made that has brought us all here today in honor and love. >> reporter: decades ago, ali nicknamed crystal little brother and the two remained close friends. we caught up with crystal right after the service.
[000:12:58;00] gratitude that we lived in his time. that this epic human being, with all of his heights and all of his lows and his frailties, his failures sometime, he was a champion of the human spirit. >> reporter: muhammad ali's legacy was celebrated today. not just by the famous faces who spoke -- >> i want to fight just like him. >> reporter: -- but by the millions around the world he inspired both in and out of the ring. >> matt lauer reporting from louisville tonight. still ahead tonight, after disappointment, even suicide, the navy tries to do more to protect those who can't make it into the most elite unit. also, final moments. the struggle to land a
preparation h. get comfortable with it. the skills possessed by navy s.e.a.l.s are legendary, and so is the difficulty of their training. but in the past six months, when two trainees died within hours of quitting the program, there were questions about whether the navy is doing enough to support the 80% of young men who don't make it. for many of them, ending a life-long dream. with our partners at the virginia pilot, our senior investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden has an exclusive interview with the heart broken father making a plea to the navy.
>> reporter: to join the elite corps of pushed to the limit. hell week is just part of the grueling six-month program in coronado, california. so physically and emotionally demanding, that 80% of those who start, don't finish. last month, daniel was one of them. just seven hours after quitting the training, he killed himself, jumping off the roof of this 22-story hotel. his father, steve, says the navy failed his son. >> the fault was that in the hours when he was most vulnerable, without any sleep, for over 50 hours, that he was left alone, unsupervised, and was actually allowed to leave the s.e.a.l. training compound on his own. >> reporter: so, is the navy doing enough to protect the four out of five trainees every year who fail to
achieve what for many is a life-long dream? >> your whole identity is wrapped around something that you thought you were, and now someone is telling you you're not. >> reporter: another trainee got in his truck drunk within hours of quitting. he crashed and died. his mother said the navy should never have left him alone. and while very few die, former s.e.a.l.s admit many are broken. >> navy quit on me, i didn't quit on the navy, you know. >> reporter: kevin passed out three times in 24 hours while his grouch marched with a 300-pound infreightable boat on their heads. he desperately wanted to go on. >> i didn't want to quit. i knew it was either it was going to be injury or death. >> that's how much you wanted to be a s.e.a.l. >> yes. yes. >> reporter: but navy medics pulled the plug and he contemplated suicide. >> you have this utter hopelessness and you feel like you let everyone down. >> reporter: steve
went to the navy urging them to change. nbc news they will change. students who drop from training are now supervised by a staff member for 24-hour recovery period. in that period, each sailor will be escorted at all times and the required medical assessment now includes a mental status check. the del bianca family says they hope no other family will go through what they have. >> danny would be alive today if the new student recovery procedures were available when danny was in hell week. >> reporter: just two weeks ago, the family spread danny's ashes on the coronado beach near where he once trained. cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. when we come back here tonight, remembering one of the greatest of his sport, the man known as mr. hockey. r. has been a struggle. i considered all my options with my doctor,
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when you run live, you run simple. it all went so fast. words spoken countless times by parents as the class of 2016 graduates from high school. and today the parents included the obamas, as their daughter malia graduated, looking forward to a gap year, and then on to harvard. peter alexander tonight on how we have all watched her grow up. >> reporter: they're called the first family for a reason, because family does come first. which explains why malia obama's dad who addressed countless graduations today turned down an invitation to speak. >> i'm going to be sitting there with dark glasses, sobbing. yeah, she's one of my best friends. it's going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time. >> reporter: that connection here on display. these photos inside the ceremony.
our only glimpse of a father's pride. malia as a shy 5th grader, then on "access hollywood" just imagining life in the white house. >> my most excitement about it is that i get to redecorate my room. i enjoy decorating. >> reporter: and cashing in on that campaign promise of a new puppy. while most students study presidents, malia obama lived with one. many of her lessons experienced firsthand traveling the globe, meeting those who changed history. of course, being a teenager is never easy, especially when the whole country's watching. >> i'm going to publicly thank malia and sasha for once again standing here with me during the turkey party. >> reporter: still, malia found a way to stay grounded with the help of her grandmother teaching chores at home, at school playing soccer, tennis and the flute. now malia is all grown up, preparing to leave the family behind. >> i'm not going to talk about the fact that, you know, my daughter leaving me is