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tonight the confirmation cliffhanger, as the fbi begins its new investig of brett kavanaugh, what will they be looking at. who willhey interview, and how far will the go? a terrifying day at a beach in california. sas a boy i attacked by an 11 foot shark, the desperate effort to save m. oll the rising after a powerful earthquake and tsunami leave hundreds dead and many more missing. a region shaken and suffering. the tourist attracti that may one day play a key role in keeping the world safe from a nuclear threat deep inside the mountains of tennessee. they've lost the use of the hands, but that hasn't stopped them from getting back in the game.
good evenin tonight the fbi has already started its work on the new background check for brett kavanaugh. witnesses already contacted, just hours after the president atrdered the investn. at stake, a lifetime intment to the nation's highest court. and its balance. the white house ismi ng who agents can talk to, leaving out one of the three women who had come forward before this ek's dramatic senate hearing. ll kelly o'donnes traveling with the president tonight. >> reporter: president trump left the white house late this afternoon, on day one of the new fbi background check he ordered on brett kavanaugh. >> i think it's going very well. the fbi, as you know, is all over talking to everybody. >> reporter: jeff flake and chris coons
up ended the confirmaon process friday when they negotiated a last minute demand to investigate sexual misconduct claims against kavanaugh. the senate judiciary committee urged the president to authorize a one week fbi investigation of currt credible allegations. the bureau is limited by the white house to pursue claims made by christine blasey ford and debra ramirez.t allegations from julie sweatnick, who is represented by michael avenatti. the fbi can follow its own >> they have free reign, they're going to do whatever they have to do. >> a klobuchar expressed concern. >> the white house is going to have to give some guidance >> reporter: the new f kanavaugh is criminal investigation, and that limits agents' authority. >> i could imagine they were in a box,
and remember, those interviews a voluntary. >> judge kavanaugh has denied a wrongdoing, and says he will continue to cooperate. >> the president i bringing the fight over the supreme court and all the controversy around brett kavanaugh right here tli wh, west virginia making the supreme court a midterm election issue, in a pce with a very tight senate race. the president is backing joe morrissey against joe manchin. tonight in new york city at the global citizen festival, the two senators that were at the hrt of bringing on this new investigation, jeff flake and chris coons, saying they made this tion because they believe it's right for democracy. jose? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. the issue of sexual assault is playing out this fall
on the campus of the large public university. ohio universityas und itself dealing with a string of reported assaults. we get more from rehema ellis. >> a rally on campus. >> we will be silent no longer. >> reporter: supporting women on campus outr and afraid because more than a dozen sexual assault claims have been reported to police in just the first month of school. >> i mean, i'm scared. >> i don't walk home any more, i keep pepper spray on me wherever i go at flight. >> reporter: two you women started a group chat called safe walk me. w numbering 1,000. >> we wanted a place for women to come together and beble to support each other. >> reporter: if a young woman feels unsafe, she posts on the group chat her location. >> within a few nu mis we had someone say, yep, we got her, swalking her home now. >> reporter: in the year of the me too movement, ohio university women are now calling out
fraternities that they say have routinely demeanedn, wome with messages too graphic to show. female students are fighting back with banners of their own. the police say they're investigating and the university is offeringor su >> we can disrupt perpetrators, we can disrupt these things from happening on the first place. we're actively teaching our students. >> reporter: a rough start to the semester in ch could resul change. rehema ellis, nbc news. it was a terrifying morning on a beach in southern california where a ed3-year-old boy was attay a shark. he's in critical condition and undergoing surgery for hisju es. one of the men who helped him is giving graphic detai on just how bad it was. we get more from kathy park. diving for lobsters turn into a frantic rescue mist beacon's beach near san diego. >> we need to airlift someone out for a shark tack.
>> reporter: help came onuickly, emergency resprs trying to save a 13-year-old g boy, airlift him to the hospital. >> we hrd this kid scream. >> reporter: chad hamill helped the teen get away. >> i started paddling toward him and there's a big old wake of blood behind him. >> reporter: the boys wounds showing the bite onis body. >>ipped open everything on his back, and the teeth n and got his cheek. >> reporter: the shark wasee1 long. one incident near cape cod earer this month turned deadly. this california beach now closed warning gns up, have people seeking safety on the shore. kathy park, nbc news. a day after that major earthquake and tsunami in indonesia, authorities are beginning to address the horrific devastation left behind. the death toll 384, it's expected to rise more than 16,000
displad. n allen has the latest. >> tonight rescuers warning he death toll expected to rise. from evastati the tsunami and rthquake spread over a wide area. so much destruction, buildings,s, phones, power lines, only one big city reached so far. today new powerful after shocks rattled nerves. a makeshift mark overwhelmed with hundreds possibly missing, some desperate residents searched there f lost loved ones. >> there's people that 'rre traumatized, theye in the streets, not wanting to go into their housing, food may be scarce. >> the tsunami's wave some 10 fee tall, still no contact of some 000 close to the r.epicen the military mobilizing for a huge search and rescue operation. a region in a nation prone to earthquakes, faciunspeakable loss.
ron allen, nbc news. hot cartridgedies are back in the news tonight after a 4-year-old boy and a baby girl only 1-year-old die in separate incidents in florida just hours apart. already this year, 48 children have died in hot cars, making this one of the deadliestar ever. you may think cooler temperatur in the fall decrease the threat. parents need to be on alert all year ng. a florida mother is facing neglect manslaughter charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car all day. >> cardiac arrest at the wawa. >> kalan polar told police she usually drops her daughter at day care before work. but fli she forgot. daughter h in her car seat for about seven hours while she went to work and picked up dinner. medics pronounced her dead at the scene. it was just an
accident, a terrible accident. >> do you have any patient information? >> reporter: just hours earlier, police found a 4-year-old boy lockot inside a car about a half hour away in orlando. where temperatures soured to 94 degrees. >> the child was in the car for quite some time. the child was tebviously in distress. >> rep the boy later died. fall may be here, but fatalities occur even when temperatures dip into the 60s.hi >>ren die in vehicles every month of the year. >> reporter: tammy lighte.in, nbc ne late today the sec reached a settlement with tesla and its ceon musk. musk and the company will pay $20 million to settle the case. the sec accused musk of making false and misleading statements this summer about taking his company
private. he step down as chairman but will remain theceo. discussion of climate change is often about the kind p net we want to leave our children. with that in mind, 21 young people concerned about the world they're going to be inheriting are trying a novel approach protect their future. anne thompson has more. >> reporter: the foothills of the rockies are sacred to environmentalists. >> we used to get lost in the untains, me and my friends. >> reporter: the wil fire is one more urgent prompt for the 18-year-old's most audacious yet. a hip-hop artist whose music has a green theme. martinez is one of 21 young people suing the federal government over inaction on climate change. you're trying to do that in federal court? ue >> that's politicians aren't doing the best job of
representing our future. >> reporter: filed during the obama mi stration, the suit sponsored by our children's trust seeks to phase out fossil fuels that cause climate change. >> our constitutional rights t life, liberty and property are being violated because of our to act.'s inability >> opening arguments are scheduled next month in federal court. having sd multiple pretrial allenges. >> they're asking the judge to order the complete restructuring of the u.s.economy. and the chances of them prevailing in court, i think is zero. >> the justice rt dent tells nbc news, the suit is unconstitutional, and says policies should be decided by the t elected branches, the courts. >> so what if you lose, wt then? >> we will appeal. and if we lose that again, we will file a suit with a stronger claim. >> to protect the planet and their future. >> anne thompson, nbc news, boulder, colorado.
monday will mark a year since a sniper in a las vegas hotel room changes hundreds of lives forever. for many who survived a mass shooting at a ryountry music concert, recos far from complete. kate snow met with some of their shared rs who their journey of healing and forgiveness. >> reporteiny fence offers few reminders anything hever happened here. fora lancen family, there's no forgetting. stephae and page were with their mom sending happy photos to their dad one minute. >> she texted me again and said mom's hit. dad.'s >> people ran my mom over, that's when she was shot in the chest. >> reporter: just shy of a year later, spending time together meant visiting rose marien the hospital. earlier this year she was walking this summer she seemed to g. improv >> she really started to show sides of her that we haven't seen in a long time. >> your mom was back?
>> myom was back. >> after what doctors hoped would be her 12th andur finalry in september, another setback. >> it consumes our family. but we're all very hopeful. and with faith, we keep looking up and keep looking to the trighter side. >> f last year, her husband steve has barely been home, sleeping at the hospital whenever she's there and heading to work. s my second home. >> he's a rock star. >> everybody knows who i am. >> in the hospital? >> the hospital's been great. >> chris fisher treated the critically wounded the night of the shooting. 0more than 40 injuries from gunshots or njuries l, that often meant an jncertain recovery. >> o is to get them as close to their baseline as they were before the incident happened. hopefull we can get them 99% there. >> that first day when they brought the lchair in, that was like a prison sentenceo me. i didn't want to look at it, i didn't want
anything to do with the wheelchair. >> jason mcmilla has spent the year away from the active duty he loves, shot in the chest, theullet stopped against his spine, paralyzing him. >> you get fed at a rtain time, if i could get myself up and get dressed and get iaithe wheel and take myself to the cafeteria, i could eat whenever i wanted to >> there's a chance he could walk again. >> that's whey think about all the time. gettingody back in shape to where i could go back to work. >> reporter: earlyne year, he'll marry the woman who dragged him to safety last fall. >> i'm very grateful to have been given second chance and to have chacin here with me. i feel like we're meant to be after all this h happened. >> sunrise hospital recently hosted a survivor's luncheon, reuniting patients with doctors and nurses. rose marie's strength
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