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. >> tonight, wild ride on wall street. whipla as the market plunges over 700 points after clawing back up as a chinese tech executive is rested. is trump's trade war truce falling apart. a midair col off the coast of japan. > the final farewell for george h.w. bush, a 21-jet flyover, thousands lining the tracks as his casket travels by train to the president's final resting place one last emotional funeral service. mudslides shutting down a major hide wagwaygwayhw. a plane skidding off a wet runway.
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the monster storm set to sweep from coast-to-coast. al roker is tracking the danger. deadly highway crash, the school burr ng a high school basketball team hit head on by a semi truck going the wrong way. the fami making a desperate plea, their daughter in need of a life-saving gift. >> we just, you know, can say please help. she's my life. she's my everything. she's my oild. >> tonight, the worldwide search how you can help. buried treasure, how one man found a piece of hollywood history a beloved star lost 50 years ago. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening, it was another day to look away, at least for the te of heart as the stock market took investors on another stomach churning ride. the dow jones lost belose to another 800 today re finally rebounding. the volatile swing spelling nervous times ggor americans whose nestare in the all of it driven by tensions with china. a chinese corporate executive arrested in canadan behalf of
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the u.s. nbc's tom costello has details. >> reporter: day two of wild volatility on dewall street as tra tensions with china spooked investors. today reaction to the arrest in canada of an influential executive of a chinese telecom giant. the u.s. requested the arrest in the midst of a trade war truce. >> stocks following sharply again on more e tensions with china and growing fears of a slowing u.s. economy. >> reporter: at its worst today, the dow jones were down 784 points and a stunning 700 points.g back the whiplash weighing on american's 401 ks, pension fus and college saving plans. >> if you look at it every day, you'll be crazy and need a therapist and maybe alcohol. >> i think we have to be careful at going too far down the
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tariff road and doing too much with tariffs. >> reporter: market pros urge investors not to panic insisting the u.s. economy remains strong. >> unless you're in it professionally like i am, getting in a out of the market is a fool's game. >> reporter: a keen focus on a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. tom costello, nbc ne. > this is richard engel, china is demanding the immediate release of one of the most ivowerful test execut. although huawei's ceo was detained in cana at u.s. request for transporting u.s. technology to iran in violation of u.s. sanctions, there is broader concerns about her company and another chinese tech giant. >> as we seen in the past they are national security threats.
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>> reporter: concerned echoed when i sat down for a wide ranging interview with the cia's top china analyst. he said china is influence and intelligence through its tech companies. >> the chinese have laws within their own country that reqre mpanies, if called upon, to have to respond to the government's call for data for access that would create a neviability for an that has access. >> reporter: she was arrested the same day president trump met with china's president xi to discuss resolving the trade hear. todacompany said it compiles with all u.s. laws and regular -- regulations. regulations. it's turn to a race against time, the second day search fo five u.s. marines after their planes crashed in midair off japan. two marines were rescued from the ocean but tragically, one died. here is pentagon correspondent hans nichols. >> reporter: in choppy
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waters off the coast of japan, time is running out. five u.s. marines are still missing at sea af ter their plane collided with an f-18 ejected and rescued at sea but one died overnight according to the pentagon.pl thes took off from japan and crashed at 2:00 a.m. 200 miles from the coast. the accident happened ring a training exercise in midair refueling. a complicated but routine procedure. the seas have been operation and planes scanning the water for any debris or signs of life. it's been a dangous two years for the kc 130. one crashed in is mippi last summer killing 16. the plane went down when a corroded propeller blade spun fuselage and a crash in georgia killing all nine aboard. >> we need more hours and better part support and new airplanes. the eporte
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temperatures dropped and if they did survive the crash, the ey are in danger of hypothermia. there is political drama, me than a month after the midterms, the house race remains uncalled and under investigation and todathe democrat withdrew his concession to mark harris. a redo in this election is possible. nbc's catie beck is there. >> a young lady came to the door. >> reporter: she recalls a knock at the door in october, a woman there to collect her absentee ballot. >> i signed it and gave it to her. it was not sealed. >> reporter: it was never turned in. w investigators collecting accounts like hers. in the state of north carolina it's ilgal for anyone other than a close relative or the postman to collect an absentee ballot but neighbors say when , hey got a knock on the dothey handed
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theirs over assuming it was part of process. at the center of the of republican ations consultant dallas to collect them. he worked for mark harris. harris won by 905 votes. investigators were looking into irregularities but after initial results, s more concerns ballot may have been tampered with and counted or thrown out. the state board of elections confirms dallas a associate requested 775 absentee ballot applications where montgomery lives in blatant county. 61% were cast for 19% of them by nly registered republicans. no comnt from dallas or harris. >> i know next time to go in person and vote. >> reporter: now an election hangs ithe lance. catie beck, nbc news, elizabethtn, north carolina. as president, president trump continues his toug talk about controlling the flow of migrants into the u.s. two housekeepers who
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worked at the new jersey golclub he owns and often visits say they are undocumented. our kate snow sat down with him today. >> report's one of the president's favorite retreats, trump national gulf club in new jersey. morales worked there since 2013. >> translator: i liked when i saw how he talked about us during his presidency, i felt humiliated. e >> reporter: she c into this country illegally from guatemala. how did you get the job without documentation? >> i told them i have papers, i don't speak english and i was an immigrant. it they said no, doesn't matter. >> reporter: sandra diaz worked there without legal documentation from 20 to 2013. president trump said his companies never hired people undocumented. >> we didn't have one illegal immigrant on the job. >> reporter: he's made immigration his corner stone issue, threatening a possible government shutdown in erwo weeks if his bord wall isn't funded but these women say they wen't the only undocumented workers at bedminster. the white house
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referred nbc news to the trump organization and the trump organization said we have tens of thousands of employees across the properties and have strict hiring practices. if a employee submitted false documentation to circumvent the law, they will be terminated. ese women came forward knowing they are risking deportation. rkate snow, nbc news, new one last emotional farewell for george h.w. bush. late today 21 jets flying in the missing hman formation ovis final resting place in and his libr texas. after thousandlined the tracks to wave carrying his casket. nbc's gabe gutierrez now with hal journey. ♪ ♪ reporter: tonight, george herbert walker bush reaching his final resting place, the president and patriot laid to rest .surrounded by fami the burial following a heart-felt funeral at
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the houston church where he worshipped for more than half a century. james baker recalled the blown away 41 let him know that a conversation was over. >> he said baker, if siou're so smart, why am i pnt and you're not? >> reporter: but most of all, he remembered s partner of more than 60 years as a truly incredible human being. >> we rejoice, mr. president, that you are safely tucd in now and through the ages with god's loving arms around you because i glory george was to have had you as our president and as such a friend. n, >> reporter: tn embrace. ♪ amazing grace, how sweet the ♪ >> reporter: a solum son thened his father leave his
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adopted hometown for the last time. the casket weaving through the streets of houston arriving to a special train painted to resemble air force one and an opportunity to say good-bye and texans lining up to his texas library where he's being ed buext to his wife and daughter. after a week of tributes, a final farewell. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, houston. a powerful storm is hitting california triggering mudslides, flash flooding and ver rescues and there is heightened concern in the areas burned by wildfires. miguel almaguer has more. >> reporter: tonight, a wave of mud washing down roads in southern california, a powerfulm strning city streets into rushing rivers as flash flooding left drivers under water. >> all the drains are ed and there is mud.
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>> reporter: with snowfall outside l.a., a mudslide st down the pacific coast highway in malibu. >> it started coming down and basketball size rked. >> reporter: as drenching rain turned roads deadly a southwest plane in burbank skidded off the runway. no injuries after grinding to a halt in an area design ted stop runaway aircraft. now afr river rescues in los angeles, authorities rning hills just scorched by fire could crumble after so much rain. miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> those conditions in california part of a huge coast-to-coast storm gathering ht strength ton al roker has been following it all for us, al? we're watching the low pressure get together as it pushes out of texas, it's bringing heavy rain there. flooding possible. a wintery mix from new mexico toklahoma. as we move to tomorrow, the system pushes through the gulf with a heavy rain risk in the southeast
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and snow and ice from texas into missouri and then sunday avy ow for north carolina and virginia and that rain and snow lasts into monday and snowfall amounts light back through texas and oklahoma but as we make our way to virgin and north carolina, upwards of eight inches of snow are ssible. lester? >> al roker tonight, thank you. an atlanta area police offer is fighting for his life after a struggle inside a dentist office. the officer responded to a 9 call after a man making a disturbance. during the struggle a single shot was fired which injured the officer and killed t suspect. in illinois, two people are dead after a school bus collided on the highway with a semi that had been gog the wrong way. as our ron mott reports, it's the raatest in a series of deadlyes involving buses and students this week. >> it happened right in front of me. this drialmost hit me. >> reporter: the wreckage gut
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wrenching, the front of a school bus unrecognizable after o colliding headn driving the wrong way down an illinois highway. the bus was carrying a high school girls' et ball team home from a game. the 34-year-old semi driver was killed, charles crabtree, a 72-yeaold volunteer with the team also died. or> charlie was a bus drivernified for many years, and just had a spial way of connecting with students. >> reporter: eight of the players were taken to a hospital with non-lifetening injuries. police are investigating why the tractor trailer ended up on the wrong side of interstate 74. >> it's a sad day but a thankful day that a crash of that magnitude could have much worse outcomes. >> reporter: it's at least the second fatal ol bus accident this week. toght the team intends to play their game. mott, nbc news, chicago. michigan is the first state in the midwest to allow recreational marijuana under a new law that took effect today.
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esit's legal to pos pot if you're 21 or older but it will tahi before commercial sales are allowed. there is a recall tonight involving a popular pain reliever and fever reducer for babies. three batches of infants ibuprofen oral e suspension may h higher concentrations than the label. the medicine was sold at walmart, cvs and .family dollar stores you can visit our facebook page for more details. also, tonight searching for a life-saving gift. esperate 's plea for a 2-year-old girl. and she lost it 50 yea ♪ carla is living with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of her body. she's also taking prescription ibrance with an aromatase inhibitor, which is for postmenopausal women with
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re blood type she needs for transfusions. nbc kristen dahlgren with her story and how might be able to help. >> reporter: tonight a mother's plea. >> we can say please help. she's my lifsh e's my everything. she's my only child. >> reporter: but now only strangers can save 2-year-old zaneb who has an aggressive cancer and a blood type so ra, not even her family is a match. >> she lacks an antigen the majority of the populatn has. >> reporter: donors must have type o or a blood and be of indian or pakistan descent. in those populations, fewer than 4% have the rare andy bodies that match her. >> i've been doing this over 20 years and this is the first time i encountered this antibody. te >> rep florida group one is working ouith the program and only three matches, two in the u.s. and one in the u.k. she will need many more transfusions. >> ideally, we would like to haveeven to
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ten identified donors that we knew would be compatible for her. >> reporter: you can go to oneblood.org if you think you might be a match. >> she means everything to us. the family. ess of >> reporter: a family counting on the kindness of strangers to save their little girl. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >> we hope they find the donor. the buried hollywood treasure found after 50 years. did your favorites make the cut? is she alright? i hope so. so i talked to my doctor about humira. i learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of crohn's disease after trying other medications. and the majority of people on humira saw significant symptom relief and many achieved remission in as little as 4 weeks. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers,
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it from "the god father" but the name diane hall didn't ring bells until he saw the actor equity card diane keeton. >> if it has my name on it, i guess it's mine. >> reporter: he tried reaching out to the star but no luck until she spotted the story and twted this is the craziest story. thank you. >> i'm glad you're getting your wallet back. don't lose it. >> reporter: a story of lost and found reminding us of forgten days. >> great story. the golden globe nominations are out. leading e pack with six is "vice" starring christian bail as dick cheney and right behind it, "a star is born" with bradley cooper and lady gaga. also recognized "black panther." when we come back, we'll go ta mpetition that's fierce but oh, so sweet. george woke up in pain.
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let's end tonight llwith a story that get you into the holiday spirit. adf you're not there alrey., if you're not there already. it's one of the sweetest competitions we've ever see >> reporter: to take muhe cake, a winning hous be 75% ginger bread and 100% edible. >> they got to build their entries at their homes and dre them here. >> reporter: they come from across the country and they are serious. >> i'm here to win.t nohere to make friends. >> reporter: welcome to the national gingerbread house competition inil le, north carolina. t > this is so cute. looke outhouse. >> look at the penguin. >> reporter: the grand prize, some dough, $5,000 and a year's display on the wall of fame. home sweet homes d carefully inspec the judges drilling to make sure there no
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filler. >> it is totally edible. >> reporter: nervous contestants await the decision. >> i spent about 425 hours this year. ye>> at least 300 s. >> at least two months. at least. >> in the last four weeks, it was almost 500 hours alone. >> reporter: finally, the ginger tensisn s. >> the grand prize winner, julie and michael. >> reporter: a holiday house carved with an industrial laser and e. recipe for l >> do it again until it works. >> reporter: now whose grandma could argue tiith that? keviles, nbc news. >> they look too good to eat. that's "nightly news" for this thursday night. for all of use at nbc news, thank you for watching and good t. ni
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