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ou might save at cvs pharmacy. breaking news tonight, reports of multiple fatalities with a gray hound bus a colliding wi tractor trailer. hospitals on alert for patients. we have late details. john mccain leaves his beloved arizona for the last time. a finaflight after a moving sute. >> my name is joe biden. i'm a democrat and i love john mccain. >> laughter through tears, music and a military honor guard with his famloy oking on. a massive explosion tears through a water plant in chicago. the roof collapsing, at least ten people hurt, some critically as rescuers rushed to find people trapped and pull them out alive. when harry met hamilton. ♪ you say >> prince harry sings
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as he and ghan mix with musical royalty. a sudden collapse on their very first date caught on tape and the life-saving kiss that led to love. >> i would say that's the best first kiss i had in my life or second life. i'm not sure. >> tonight, their miracle romance and their new mission to save lives. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening i'm kate sw in for lester tonig and we begin with breaking news out of new mexico we come on the air. authorities say multiple people have died and dozens are jured after a highway crash between a grayhound bus and a tractor trailer. emergency responders are still on the scene ght now. hospitals are on high alert for patients and we begin tonight with the latest on the crash from nbc's gadi w schwartz in ne mexico. >> reporter: along a new mexico highway, unbelievable destruction showing a
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median covered with wreckage, a grayhound passenger bus and a semi truck. new mexi police calling this a mass casualty event with multiple fatalities but unclear how many. the crash happening late this afternoon on i-40 near the small town 100 miles west of albuquerq albuquerque. the graybus was carrying 47 passengers from albuquerque to phoenix. it sent parts of the vehicles flyinnd ds of feet and the crash shutting down traffic on eparhighg wafoysr ados zepons of patients but at unclear how many es passengers survived. gadi schwartz, nbc news. today in arizona thousands lined the streets to honor their senator hn mccain along the eight-mile route from the arizona state capital to nor phoenix baptist church. there, at a memorial, friends and family took their turns remembering ste esman before his final journey to washington. our peter alexander is there. >> reporter: thean many arizonians
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celebrate as their hero saying good-bye for the last time. in a state with llions of voters, here they thought they knew john mccain personally. at the family's church in phoenix where mccain's younger children were baptized, today a military honoruard receiving his flag-draped casket and his loved ones including window cinok on. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: a moving celebration of life with a native american expression of love. and a patriotic parade of tributes. >> he served his country with hon. he fought the good fight. he finished the race. he kept the faith. >> reporter: praise pungs punctuated by joe biden. ctuated by joe biden.
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>> i always thought of john as a brother. we had a lot of mily ghts. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the former vice president reflecting on his own personal loss hew ing the mccains through theirs. >> to know you're going to make it with the energy of your da your husband, your friend crosses your mind and a smile comes to your lip before a tear to your eye. >> reporter: biden explaining why losing a proud statesman is hitting the country so hard. >> i think it's because they knew john believes so deeply and so passiy in the soul of america. >> reporter: honoring her dad, bridget mccain. a ime to be born and a time to die. >> reporter: mccain ever the maverick departing his way.♪ i did it my way ♪ >> reporter: for this former naval aviat
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ou who always putry first, one final flight. beginning tomorrow, washington will say we its final fa. mccain becoming the 31st american to lie in state in the capital rotunda before another memoal rvice this weekend at the national cathedral where he'll be eulogized. the fbi is launchina civil rights investigation before a pair of violent arrests were capturen odd body camera. migu almaguer has our look at the video that sparked outrage and what federal investigators are pursuing now. >> show me your ds[ bleep ] h. >> reporter: tonight the fbi is launchingth r own investigation into two violent arrests ed ca on body camera in mesa, arizona. the federal probe into civil rights violations ste from the may arrest of a 15-year-old for armed robbery and 35-year-old robert johnson whose charges were later dismissed. >> i want mesa to be
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held accountable. for what they have done for what they have done. >> reporter: in both ceases a neighboring poli department investigated clearing all of the officers of wrongdoing. a shock to johnson's attorney who says his client was not resisting arre when he was brutally beaten by police. >> we're hoping that the fbi could come in and root out the evil that's in the mesa police department. >> reporter: after video of the arrest went publi >> i'm angry, and i'm deeply disappointed by what i saw in those os vi >> reporter: the police chief promised a orough independent investigation. e mesa fraternal order of police saying in part, our officers do dangerous work repeatedly second-guessing the work of police officers puts everyone at risk. tonight the tale of
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the tape, the ofcers eared by local officials under federal scrutiny. miguel almaguer, nbc news. to the msive explosion in chicago, part of a water treatment plant collapsing trapping peop inside. first responders rushing to save them. at least ten people were injured and now investigators are trying to find out what caused the blast. we getetails from nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: the teescue was dramatic, firefi dug six feet down and tunnelled through another 20 feet of concrete to drag out this man. >> it continues, we come very close, too have had an ight amputation. >> reporter: he was trapped after a massive explosion at a water trtment plant on chicago's south side. >> it's like boom. it's like it just, like it just hits you. you can feel it because of the vibration. >> reporter: the blast tore through the building before noon.
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>> straight down. collapse. >> reporter: a huge swath of the roof collapsed. >> we have a total collapse of the structure. >> reporter: in all ten people were t injured rushed athe hospital in serious to critical condition. >> a concrete building, concrete walls, concrete roof, concreteeams. >> reporter: the plant was operating since 1922 and passed the latest inspection this month. >> preliminary investigation is a saying possibl methane investigation. a southern california man is under arrest tonight charged with repeatedly threatening to shoot employees of nd"the boston globe" the fbi says when he made the threats, he mentioned phrase that's frequently used by predent trump in attacking the media. our justice correspondent pete lliams has details. >> reporter: an fbi swat team swarmed the california home today of the man threatening
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"b to attack the ton globe." he called a dozen gutimes beginning 10th, the same day the globe launched a campaign to urge newspapers to run editorials to support a free press. as long as you keep attacking the president he said he d wontinue to threats according to the fbi and in another court documents, he told the globe i'm going to shoot you in the f-ing head at 4:00. the fbi says in several thing calls he says quote, you're the enemy of the people. that's a phrase president trump repeatedly used to criticize the press for what he consers fair coverage. >> i call the fake news the enemy of the people and they are. they are the enemy of the people. >> reporter: the president used it again today in a series of tweets attacking the media including nbc news. >> it's erous game because there is a risk that individual whose e upset with the media who support the president for whatever reason will take this kind of
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language literally. >> reporter: he is charged with making threats in interstate mmunications. authorities say he had weapons and bought a rifle three months ago. pete williams, nbc news, washington. just as a new school year is getting underway, the trump administration is considering new guidelint would change the rules how sexual misconduct cases are handled on campus giving more to the accused. rehema ellis has those details. >> reporter: the draft prosalop w dramatic turn from obama regulations strengthening the ofights of students accuseexual assault. the draft obtained by "the new york times" is not independently verified by nbc news. the proposed regulations would inition the d of what is considered ngexual harassment, limit to the most severe. schools would only be required to investigation
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allegations that occurred on campus or ring school programs, and the alleged victim and perpetrator could cross-examine each other during proceedings. >> these policies, if this is what the regulation will be, it will prevent survivors terom coming forward. >> rep what some including the secretary of education argue, the previous guidelines put in place the obama administration go too far. >> survivors, victims of a lack ofue ocess and campus ed a administrators says it does a disservice. >> reporter: in the last seven years, more than 200 people filed lawsuits saying their due process rightsre iolated. >> i think the goal isn't for everybody to be happy. i think the goal is ink iridinre evo ro ep erter:th in r a t yone statement today to nbc news, the department of ecation said we're in the midst of a process.
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no word on when it will be announced as the on's schools are looking for guidance. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. warnings civilians are in grave danger in the last rebel stronghold in syria where government forces are threatening but in aleppo, once ground zero for the civil war including children and families caught in the cross fire, some refugees are coming back while others say they wi never be able to s eturn home. nbc'kelly cobiella got rare access inside. >> reporter: the images shocked the world, relentless bombings. stunned survivors. but tonight, tens of thousands who fled aleppo are back like 18-year-old amad, he left three years ago. >> when the shooting with the rifles, that was bad. eporter: now giving up his new life in germany. so why come back? >> i want to study here and it's still my country and i want to do something in my country. >> reporter: the y divide in this citis stunning. the west bustling open for business, but the east once the center
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t f the rebellion agaiesident bashar al-assad is in ruins. we saw some streets piles of rock and dust. the united nations says roughly 66,000 refugees returned to syria last year. but more than 5 million have fled since the start of the war. now syria needs people and money to rebuild. the government backing control of eastern aleppo is telling refugees they have one year to claim their property or it will be seized but this doctor says he can't go back. he was a doctor at eastern alpo's last hospital when it was bombed by the assad government and it's russian ally. the doctor and his young family are now seeking asylum in britain. what do you think would happen if you went back? >> for sure i would be arrested. the hospital,
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targeting schools, they have said we stop doing tht come back. the syrian government is the main problem. >> reporter: a count still torn apart. kelly cobiella, nbc news, aleppo. still ahead tonight, another daring heist caught on camera. a gang of thieves in and out of an apple store in just 20 seconds. wait until you heaw much money they got away with. also, the royal guest star joining the cast of hamilton on stage and showing off his royal singing skills. doug's a man on the move.
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backow with a brazen robbery caught on security cameras, the thieves making off with tens of thousands of dollars in apple products. they were in and out in a flash and authority it might not be the first time they struck. nbc's matt bradley has the tape. >> reporter: it ok just 20 seconds. a brazen smash and grab robbery in an apple store, four hooded thieves runni down the isles snatching 30,000 dollars worth of laptops and iphones like picking apples off a tree. ua >> they were ay picking up computers, laptops and yanking e them with thain attached to the table. >> reporter: a fifth suspecwaiting out front in a black suv for the get away. security with no time to top them, some employees and customers not even ticing the crimes happening next to them and police believe it's not the only time this group of crooks has struck. >> we're linking them to stores where they hit the bay area and working with those agencies and trying to catch them sooner than later.
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>> reporter: like this robbery at a san francisco apple store happening within seconds. so far, no arrests. now bay area apple stores bringing in extra security. keeping a lookout for e thspects convinced they will strike again matt bradley, nbc news. coming up, the monster menace caught on cama terrifying a family in their backyard. the first date was a heart-stopper. the couple that shared a live-saving first kiss.
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finally tonight, the first date they
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won't forget. his het didn't just skip a beat, it ly stopped comple neither expected their first kiss like this. >> reporter: a real-lifywood romance here on this california beach. >> that first the best first kiss of my life. r >>orter: he was on a first date paddle surfing with andy when he felt a pain in his chest. >> having told her just two days before i had a mad crush on her, i'm not going to say i think i'm having a heart attack on the first day. >> reporter: max collapsed on the beach captured on a time lapscamera that just happened to be there. >> just face planted here. that was it. all i remember, at least.
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>> seemed to me lihe as dead. >> reporter: andy who is a doctor called for help and immediately started ming cpr. it went on for seven minutes. >> he had no pulse. he was not conscious. he had no spontaneous circulation. i didn't think he was going to make it. >> reporter: max came nc to in the ambu and underwent open heart surgery the next day. their heeating together ever since. >> we laugh about it. we had a real kiss about, i don't know, fi or six days later. >> reporter: they have now turned the ordeal meinto a teaching starting paddle 4 good and help a heart to promote the benefits learning cpr. >> please get involved. please learn cpr. help someone else get another chance like i did. >> reporter: a love story for the ages that began with a kiss of life. kevin tibbles, nbc news. e so listen, m than 350,000 americans have a sudden heart attack outside a hospital every year. 90% of them are tal. max and andy's romance is a miracle and a reason for miverybody to know cpr. i go as a girl scout leader. that's "nightly news" for this thursday night.
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in i'm kate snoor lester tonight. for all of us at nbc news, thanks so much for watching. have a great night. right? i do. it's a busy, busy place. whenever you're ready. it happens every time. i've got it. and every time, she wins. you always do this. no, no. i insist. it's on me. alright. but you have the bb&t app with zelle who are you texting? oh, uh no one. i really should go back. and can pay the bill before she even leaves the restaurant.
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