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tonight, a major earthquake strikes i laska triggering a tsunamert and sending people running for theilives.en sc of sheer terror at the airport, hools, stores, homes and businesses badly damaged and newsrooms knocked off the air. new aftershocks rocking the region tonight. police officer now charged with murder for shooting and killing her unarmed neighbor in his own apartment and she says she thought was her own. a colossal breach at marriott. half a billion customer's private information exposed, hotels including weston and w. putin and the saudi crown prince celebrating at a high stak superintendent with president trump
lashing out over his former lawguilty plea. an nfl player attacking a woman and kicking her while down. >> i was assaulted i need help. >> why was he never charged or suz spended and what did the nfl know? it took seven miles for cops to pull over the tesla and the driver was not only drunk but fast asleep at the wheel. panic on the plane, passengers screaminwhen they looked out the window and the engine looked like this. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening, everyone as we come on the air tonight, fresh aftershocks, rattling alaska following a major earthquake. the 7.0 quake struck north of anchorage cutting power to some places and affecting communications. thousands dash for cover anothers look to higher ground. the quake with an area oflaska. >> reporter: cameras were rolling.
a powerful 7.0 ea rthquake rattling thregion for nearly a minute. it struck close to 8:30 a.m. children taking cover as under desks chools shook across the city. families anchorage to fairbanks scrambling to safety, security cameras capturing the wave of terror.as t cascaded across the region. >> the whole apartment was shaking, so i rolled over my daughter and i put a blanket over us and just telli her it's okay, it's okay. mommy got you. >> reporter: with significant damage reported aoss alaska's largest city, adio stations were knocked off the air. >> shaking the heck out of the studios and knocking us off. t >> reporter:onight, this is the scene inside one tv station. >> look at this
hallway. >> reporter: with that fatalitieseported, roads cracked and crumbled. >> my god. >> reporter: it could take months for repairs as alaska ters the deep freeze cutting off vital supply lines until spring, emergency teams are facing floods and fire, collateral damage. a tsunami alert on the coast cancelled. the tremor felt up to 350 les away. >> things were flying off the shelves. we hear glass shattering. >> reporter: tonight with powerful aftershocks rocking e region, buildings are being rattled as are nerves. miguel almaguer, nbc news. tonight a dallas police officer is charged with murder for shoond killing her unarmed neighbor in his own apartment that she says she thought was her own. here is nbc's kerry sanders. ig >> reporter: t, almost three months
after 26-year-old botham jean was shot and killed in as apartment, an off-duty police officer amber guyger, a grand jury returned the indictment of murder his parents reacting te oday. >> i am indeed satisfied with the indictment for murder of amber guyger because i truly believe that she inflicted tremendous evil on my son. >> reporter: the evening of the shooting then officer guyger told investigators she just wrapped up a 15-hour workday and accidently walked into the wrong tm apt, saying she thought it was hers even though it was on a different floor and shot jean who she thought was a burglar. he was watching a football game. the shooting sparking protests, guyger was charged with
manslaughter and fired. >> i hope that whatever comes out of botham's case that it will be a signal to o fficers all over the united states thathey need to think first before pulling the trigger. >> reporter: guyger that could face live in prison posted bond. her attorneys say she's not guilty of murder. kerry sanders, nbc news. let's turn to the massive hack attack affecting half a billion customers of some of the biggest hotel chains in the countr if you made a reservation at one in the last four years, chances are your personal information may have been stolen. with more, here is tom costello >> reporter: marriott says the hackers were inside the database for at least four years dating back to 2014. starod hotels include sheraton, westin and other brands. 500 million customers information stolen, addresses, dates of births, e-mails, phone numbers, in some cases encrypted credit card information may have been compromed.
it's not just your identity here. it's pattern of life in rmation, where you go for work, where you vacation, and all types of information. >> reporter: marriott which owns the cha says it was alerted to a hack in september but only recently determined the reservation databa was targeted. marriott has a separate reservation database. >> i'll check my account now. probably my bank accounts, too. >> all the information these companies collect, yw, eventually it will get stolen. >> reporter: marriott's ceo saying we're doing everything we can to support our guests and using lessons learned to be better moving forward. marriott is offering internet monitoring for affectedustomers and experts say watch your credit cards for any signs of fraud. president trump is attending the g 20 summit in argentina while the white house cancelled, putin got up close with the saudi crown prince. all of thiwith the guilty plefrom ex trump attorney michael prohen overshadowing the ident's trip.r hallie jackson is ere, good evening.
>> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight the leaders he waa tango performance as they do their diplomatic dance and no majors miteps om president trump that found himself on the outside of the headline making moment. it's the high five heard around the world between e two most controversial leaders at the g 20. president trump says he's snubbing vladimir putin because of one thing and one thing only. >> ukraine. we don't like what happened. we're not happy about it. nobody is. hopefully they will be able to settle it out. >> reporter: that's after russia fired on then seized three ukraian ships near
crimea. >> the basis that took place. >> reporter: the kremlin doesn't buy it with a spokesperson saying the true reason the president called off the talk is rooted in the domestic political situation in the united states. in other words, because of michael cohen's guilty plea. trump and putin barely making contact but putin had plenty with the saudi crown prince, smiling together, showing tw leaders accused of ordering and covering up horrific crimes. the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. the french president confronted him about that. president trump did the two only exchanging plesentries. hallie jackson, nbc news. tonight in the wake of michael cohen's guilty plea, congssional investigators are combing through witness testimony for misleading statements from the president's family members to some
of his closest advisors testified and now the senate intelligence committee made multiple criminfe als to robert mueller. it allowed a message to everybody interviewed by our committee regardless of where that prosecution comes from. if you lie to us, we're going to go after you. >> reporter: cohen's plea dl points specifically to conversations with mr. trump's family members without naming names. his eldest son donald trump junior spent hours testifng on capitol hill questioning expensively about mr. trump's financial dealings in russia. >> ihink members of congress and robert reading every word of donald trump junior's testimony now and see how it lines up. >> reporter: trump junior's attorney no concern about ve donald trump junior's information. he was open, straightforward, forthright and honest. for his part, president trump lashing out from argentina tweeting lightly looked at doing a building, put up zero money and
guarantees and didn't do the project. robert mueller's prosecutors said they might file new chargesag nst the president's former campaign chair paul manafort because they say manafort lied to th, manafort's lawyer says that's not true. delayed until march, lester. >> kristen welker, thank you. president trump will meet with the chinese president tomorrow and among thoshe'll be watching closely, farmers in america's heartland, fling the pain of the trade war between the two countries. let get more from nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: the trade war is having a chilling effect in the heartland. >> my family has been on this farm since 61. >> reporter: pat's family's livelihood depends on soybeans targeted with chinese tariffs of 25%. challenges for us here. markets are down 15 to 25%%.0%.
>> reporter: mucof the crop traveled to china, no more. since they eered the trade war, the price of soybeans dropped more than a buck a bushel and farm bankruptcies are on the rise. at a gathering of wisconsin soybean growers, concern some farms may not survive. >> we can deal with weather, other things are more difficult and those are the things that keep you up at night. >> reporter: president id the blame on china saying they are bullying american farmers but with a planned meeting between presiden trump and the chinese president this weekend, hope for relief. j >>t hope that that conversation is long and has the american farmer in mind. >> reporter: pat checks soybean prices several times a day. >> my fear is if we lost the markets, it will be a f a time to get it back. >> reporter: with profit margins paper o thin, he has tan for spring planting. tonight, we're
watching big storms closing in, snow in the north and a major threat of severe weather across parts of the south. al roker is monitoring it all for us, al, whatre we looking at? >> we have a developing situation. 13 million people at risk in the lower mississippi valley and oking at a risk of tornados pushing in later tonight on into tomorrow through that area damaging winds and look for heavy rain across the eastern seaboard. rainfall amounts generally anywhere 3 inches with a flooding risk in florida and heavy snow right now through the next 48 hours, we're talking six ei t inches of snow through the plains. lester? >> tough weekend. thanks. another nfl player is caught in a violent confroation with a woman. nbc's ron mott on what his team knew and when and we want to warn you the video is disturbing.
>> reporter: star nfl running back kareem hunt is scene shoving a woman who then swatted at him before she was knocked to the floor. he then kicked her in an early morning le scuffle at aveland hotel. >> i was just assaulted. i need hel>> eporter: police were called no charges were filed. the incident happened in february and the kansas city chiefs knew about it though it's ulear whether team officials saw the video before today. hunt has not been suspended playing in all 11 games this ason. the video another headache for the nfl. >> this kareemunt se maybe falls into a middle ground where the legal proceedings for whatever reason didn't result in an arrest but when we see the video, the conclusion may be lee ue should have taken action against kareem hunt. >> reporter: online kareem hunt trending for all the wrong reasons. in 2014 another star running back ray rice was seen knocking out his fiancee now wife
in an elevator. his initial two-game suspension by roger ell was criticized when the video was public. the league toughened the domestic policy as a result. l ice hasn't played in the nce. now another nfl player misbehaving for all to see. ron mott, nbc news. what happens when l hose we depend on for medire need care themselves? doctors have a dramaticallyigher risk for burnout. as kate snow reports, pose a danger to patients. >> reporter: hey, bud, good morning. up before down making breakfast for her two sons and daughter who has special needs. >> have a good day. i'll see you tonight. >> reporter: that's before she starts her nf shift in the sord emergency department. im >> busiest tin the e.r. afternoon? >> evening, yeah. >> reporter: she's teaching medical students today. on busy days, she'll see 15 to 20 patients, and do hours of
paperwork. n >> if i work eight-hour shift, i might spend two, three hours in front of a computer rather than tet the bedsi. >> rep i imagine you did not get into the medical field to look at a computer. >> no. ep >>orter: at night she's catching up on patient charts. are there days you ike i don't know how i'll keep doing this? >> uh-huh, yeah, quite regularly. >> reporter: she left a previous job after realizing she was starting to el he apathy towar patients, a sign of burnout. >> i couldn't nnect with them becausi was caught up in my experience of how unhappy i was. ep >>ter: studies show more than half ofct s say they felt burned out, physicians are also more likely to have depression and have the highest suicide rate of any
profession, twice as high as the general population. >> this distress in physicians has reached or crisis point. >> rr: last year stanford hired dr. tate as the first chief we officer to combat burnout. it's dangerous for patients, too. >> burned out doctors definitelyeport they made more errors. >> reporter: at stanford, dr. megan saw a revamp and a so-called scribe deals with patient records. >> for the first time in my career, i'm able to have direct eye contact with my patients. >> reporter: doctors see one-third as many patients and spend more time with them. back in the e.r., there isew reward system for others woat extra hours, the hospital pays for something to make life she signs up for ready to make meal kits, which means more time with her family. >> i don't want to leave emergency medicine because i love it. i just wanake it better. >> reporter: fighting burnout foe sake of doctors. >> i'll check your strength. >> reporter: and their patients. kate snow, nbc news,
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