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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - December 2nd, 2019

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Powerful Nor'easter brings first major snowfall of the season to major cities, nine dead in South Dakota plane crash, and officer shoots armed student inside Wisconsin high school.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

1:39 Powerful Storm Slams Millions, Causing Travel Nightmares
3:18 Plane Crash In Blizzard Conditions Kills Nine Family Members
4:35 Massive Storm Forces Thousands Of Flight Delays & Cancellations
5:52 Officer Shoots Armed Student Inside Wisconsin High School
7:37 Urgent Manhunt After Shooting Injures 10 In New Orleans
8:05 Prince Andrew's Accuser Speaks Out: 'I Had Just Been Abused'
10:03 Trump At NATO Summit As Impeachment Inquiry Enters New Phase
10:31 GOP Senator Pushes Debunked Ukraine 2016 Conspiracy Theory
11:46 Chicago Police Superintendent Fired For 'Ethical Lapses'
12:18 U.S Congressman To Plead Guity To Campaign Finance Violations
13:47 'Will & Grace' Actress Shelley Morrison Dies At 83
14:33 New Lawsuit After Deaths Linked To Mold At Children's Hospital
16:17 Big Deals You Can Still Score On Record-Breaking Cyber Monday


U.S. records more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for second day, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell arrested, and how wage and wealth gaps are hurting African Americans.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
01:34 Record 50,000+ New Cases In U.S. For Second Day
04:15 Explosion In Covid Cases Pushes Hospitals To The Brink
06:34 Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Accomplice Arrested
09:01 Testing Demand Soars As States Struggle To Keep Up
11:05 Record 4.8 Million Jobs Added In June After Spring Plunge
12:53 Elijah McClain Death: Officer Resigns In Photo Firestorm
13:36 WNBA Star Helps Free Man From Prison After 23 Years
17:57 Broadcasting Legend Hugh Downs Dies At 99
18:37 Does Air Conditioning Spread Coronavirus?
As coronavirus cases surge, Florida and Texas reverse reopening, growing outrage over death of Latino man in Tucson police custody, and Russian hackers targeting Americans working from home during pandemic.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
01:28 Texas, Florida Roll Back Reopenings As Cases Surge
04:08 Coronavirus Cases Soaring In The South And West
06:42 White House Task Force Holds First Briefing In 60 Days
07:05 Pence Says U.S 'Flattened The Curve' Despite New Records
09:01 Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Monuments
09:32 Video Shows Elijah McClain Before Police Encounter
11:10 Special Prosecutor Appointed In Elijah McClain Death
11:30 Officers Reassigned After Elijah McClain's Death
11:59 Growing Outrage After Unarmed Man Dies In Police Custody
14:20 Russian Vote Could Let Putin Stay In Power Until 2036
16:04 American, United, Spirit To Begin Booking Full Flights
17:57 House Votes To Make Washington, D.C. A State
Former Minneapolis police officer's bail set at first court appearance in death of George Floyd, New York City begins reopening, and minority-owned businesses struggle to secure loans.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
01:40 $1 Million Bail For Ex-Officer Charged In Floyd Death
02:31 Minneapolis City Council Vows To Disband Police Force
02:56 Ex-Officer Attorney Says George Floyd Resisted Arrest
03:51 Thousands Pay Respects To George Floyd In Houston
06:01 Record-Breaking Protests Nationwide Over George Floyd
08:09 ‘Defund The Police': Growing Calls From Protesters
10:27 Trump: ‘We Won't Be Defunding Our Police'
11:32 Colin Powell Endorses Biden, Says Trump 'Lies'
11:55 Trump Mocks Romney For Marching With Protesters
12:16 Civil Right Icon Visits New Black Lives Matter Plaza
12:37 Barr: Secret Service Recommended Trump Go To Bunker
13:04 NYC Begins Reopening 100 Days After First COVID Case
15:17 Inequality In America: Challenges Facing Minority-Owned Businesses
17:50 Justice Dept Demands Interview With Prince Andrew
18:11 Tropical Depression Cristobal Brings Heavy Rain, Floods
George Floyd remembered at Houston funeral service, protesters demand police accountability after death of George Floyd, and some states among first to reopen see drastic rise in coronavirus hospitalizations.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
01:35 George Floyd Remembered In Emotional Funeral Service
06:35 New Videos Surface Of Deadly Police Encounters
08:12 Police Unions Resisting Calls To 'Defund The Police'
09:32 Trump Tweets Baseless Claims About 75-Year-Old Protester
11:52 Massive Protests Across U.S. Demanding Police Reform
13:55 Georgia Primary Marred By Long Lines, Machine Errors
15:51 COVID-19 Surges In Several States Weeks After Reopening
16:25 W.H.O. Walks Back Comments On Asymptomatic Spread
17:55 First Black Military Service Chief's Powerful Message

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>>> BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, THE POWERFUL
NOR'EASTER STRIKING AS WE COME ON THE AIR. THE DANGEROUS STORM
BLASTING THE NORTHEAST AFTER SWEEPING COAST-TO-COAST.
TENS OF MILLIONS UNDER WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FROM TENNESSEE TO
MAINE HEAVY SNOW UP TO 30 INCHES IN SOME PARTS.
THE ROADS TREACHEROUS. HUNDREDS OF CRASHES, STATES OF EMERGENCIES
DECLARED AS TRAVELERS ARE STRANDED IN AIRPORTS STRUGGLING TO
GET HOME AND THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS,
NINE MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY KILLED. WHAT WE'VE LEARNED.
>>> ALSO BREAKING, THE SHOOTING SCARE AT ANOTHER AMERICAN HIGH
SCHOOL. THE 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT ACCUSED OF
AIMING A GUN AT OFFICERS. >> WE HAVE HIM AT
GUNPOINT. HE WON'T TAKE HIS HANDS OUT OF HIS
POCKET. >> A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER OPENING FIRE
INJURING THE SUSPECT. THE QUICK ACTION POLICE SAY SAVED
LIVES. >>> THE DEADLY DISCOVERY AT A TOP
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. FORMER PATIENTS SAYING THEY WERE EXPOSED TO
MOLD FOUND IN THE HOSPITALS' OPERATING ROOMS THAT'S LED TO
SIX CHILD DEATHS. >>> SPEAKING OUT, PRINCE ANDREW'S
ACCUSER THAT MUCH ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW. >> THERE'S ONLY ONE OF
US TELLING THE TRUTH AND I KNOW THAT'S ME. >> Reporter: WHAT SHE
SAYS ABOUT THE NIGHT THIS PHOTO WITH THE QUEEN'S SON WAS TAKEN
AND GROWING CALLS FOR HIM TO TELL ALL TO U.S. AUTHORITIES ABOUT
JEFFREY EPSTEIN. >> THE PRICE YOU PAY, THIS CYBER MONDAY
SHATTERING RECORDS. WHERE YOU CAN STILL SCORE SOME AMAZING
DEALS. >> Announcer: THIS IS "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS"
WITH LESTER HOLT. >>> GOOD EVENING. THE POST THANKSGIVING
REENTRY HAS BEEN NO HOLIDAY. 42 MILLION PEOPLE
LIVING UNDER WEATHER ALERTS TONIGHT THE SNOW FALLING HERE IN
NEW YORK CITY RIGHT NOW. THE HEIGHT OF THE
EVENING RUSH WITH MORE TO COME, PART OF A POWERFUL NOR'EASTER
SWEEPING FROM TENNESSEE TO MAINE DELAYING AND STRANDING
RETURNING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND TRAVELERS BURYING MANY
COMMUNITIES IN SNOW AND LEAVING SEVERAL PEOPLE DEAD.
OUR TEAM IS IN PLACE TO COVER IT ALL STARTING WITH GABE
GUTIERREZ. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE FIRST MAJOR
SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON IS SLAMMING THE NORTHEAST.
>> I'M HAPPY I HAVE OFF WORK BECAUSE I WOULDN'T BE PREPARED
FOR THIS. >> Reporter: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
ARE WITHOUT POWER ACROSS THE REGION. MASSACHUSETTS AND
CONNECTICUT ARE BRACING FOR MORE SNOW OVERNIGHT AS THE
POWERFUL SYSTEMS BEING BLAMED FOR AT LEAST SEVEN DEATHS
NATIONWIDE. >> LAST YEAR WE HAD A GOOD WINTER.
SO TAKE IT AS IT GOES. >> Reporter: SEVEN COUNTIES IN NEW YORK
ARE UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY, 300 NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS
DEPLOYED. 42,000 SNOWPLOW OPERATORS ARE ON ALERT
FOR A TREACHEROUS EVENING RUSH HOUR. >> GET READY FOR THIS
HOUR. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. >> Reporter: POLICE
HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 700 CRASHES STATEWIDE.
SOME PARTS HAVE SEEN WELL OVER 20 INCHES OF SNOW.
>> I'M KATHY PARK WHERE THE SNOW INTENSIFIED AGAIN THIS
AFTERNOON AND WITH MORE SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT, THE DIGGING
OUT HAS BEEN NONSTOP. >> Reporter: AMONG THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL
TOTALS IN THE MIDWEST, 23 INCHES IN MINNESOTA, 12 IN
MICHIGAN AND SIX IN WISCONSIN. THE STORM OVERTURNING
SEMIS FROM NORTH DAKOTA TO CONNECTICUT AND IN PENNSYLVANIA
ONE DRIVER WAS KILLED WHEN HIS SUV SPUN OUT OF CONTROL.
AUTHORITIES URGING DRIVERS TO BE CAREFUL WITH MORE SNOW ON THE
WAY. GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS, MORRISTOWN, NEW
JERSEY. >>> THIS IS TOM COSTELLO.
IN A SNOW COVERED CORN FIELD IN SOUTH DAKOTA, THE TRAGIC END TO A
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND HUNTING TRIP. OF 12 FAMILY MEMBERS
ON BOARD, ONLY THREE SURVIVED. THE NTSB INSPECTING
THE REMAINS OF THE SINGLE ENGINE PLANE NEAR CHAMBERLAND.
SOURCES SAY THE PLANE HAD BEEN SITTING FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF AT 12:35 SATURDAY ON AN ICY
RUNWAY. >> IT STARTED OUT AS RAIN WHICH TURNED TO
ICE, WHICH THEN TURNED TO SNOW MIXED WITH INCREDIBLY HIGH WIND
CONDITIONS. >> Reporter: ON BOARD, A PROMINENT IDAHO
FALLS FAMILY RETURNING HOME. THEY HAD ALSO WORKED
TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER OVERSEAS. THE FOUNDER OF THE
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT COMPANY WERE KILLED WITH FATHER, SONS,
SONS-IN-LAW AND A GRANDSON INCLUDING TWO MINORS.
RESCUERS MANAGED TO PULL THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS FROM THE
WRECKAGE. >> THEY WANTED TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER AND
WHEN YOU HAVE CITIZENS LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST A TRAGEDY TO SEE THEM
GONE BECAUSE ALL THE GOOD WORK THEY DID GOES WITH THEM.
>> Reporter: A HORRIFIC ACCIDENT DURING ONE OF THE
YEAR'S BUSIEST TRAVEL WEEKENDS. A RECORD-BREAKING 3
MILLION AIR TRAVELERS ON SUNDAY ALONE NAVIGATING THROUGH THE
MASSIVE WINTER STORM. WITH THOUSANDS OF DELAYS AND
CANCELLATIONS, CONTINUING ON THROUGH TODAY.
SO FAR TODAY, WE'VE HAD 50 -- MAKE THAT 5300 DELAYS, 775
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS AND ASIDE FROM THE WEST COAST AND SAN
FRANCISCO, MOST OF IT IS PHILADELPHIA TO BOSTON.
DELAYS OF UP TO THREE HOURS TONIGHT. BACK TO YOU.
>> TOM COSTELLO AT REGAN AIRPORT. METEOROLOGIST DYLAN
DRIER IS TRACKING IT TONIGHT. WHAT ARE WE IN FOR
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW? >> LESTER, THROUGH THE NIGHT WE'RE GOING TO
CONTINUE TO SEE HEAVY BANDS OF SNOW OFF THE OCEAN.
43 MILLION PEOPLE ARE UNDER WINTER STORM WARNINGS.
THE STORM WILL PRODUCE SNOW THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT,
TOMORROW MORNING WE'LL SEE BANDS OF HEAVIER SNOW AND MOVES UP
ACROSS MAINE AS WE GO INTO TUESDAY EVENING. WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN
ADDITIONAL WIDE SPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH EIGHT
INCHES THROUGH DOWN EAST MAINE THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW.
EVEN THOUGH THE SNOW WINDS DOWN TOMORROW, LESTER, THE WINDS WILL
STILL BE GUSTY SO WE COULD SEE DELAYS AT THE AIRPORT.
>> WE'RE CERTAINLY FEELING THEM HERE. THANK YOU.
>>> ALSO DEVELOPING, A POTENTIAL DISASTER AVERTED WHEN A SCHOOL
RESOURCE OFFICER SHOT A STUDENT WHO HAD PULLED OUT A GUN IN
HIS SCHOOL WEST OF MILWAUKEE. OUR MOLLY HUNTER IS
THERE TONIGHT. >> Reporter: TODAY, AT THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT
SAME TERRIFYING SCENE AND THEN RELIEF. JUST AFTER 10:00 A.M.
A STUDENT REPORTED ANOTHER STUDENT HAD A GUN.
A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER RESPONDED WITHIN MINUTES
ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE. >> WE HAVE HIM AT
GUNPOINT. >> Reporter: ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE STUDENT
REPEATEDLY IGNORED OFFICERS' COMMANDS. >> THE SUSPECT REMOVED
THE HANDGUN FROM HIS WAISTBAND AND POINTED IT AT THE OFFICERS.
>> Reporter: POLICE SAY THAT'S WHEN AN OFFICER WAS FORCED TO
FIRE. FOR STUDENTS LOCKED DOWN IN THEIR CLOSE
ROOMS, FEAR AND CONFUSION. >> ALL OF A SUDDEN,
YOU HEAR GUNSHOTS OUTSIDE YOUR CLOSE ROOM AND A SCREAM.
>> DIDN'T KNOW IF THE SHOTS WERE FAKE OR REAL.
THE WHOLE TIME I DIDN'T KNOW -- I DIDN'T WANT TO BELIEVE
IF IT WAS REAL OR NOT. >> Reporter: JUST TOTALLY CONFUSING, THE
WHOLE THING? >> EXACTLY. >> Reporter: THE
17-YEAR-OLD MALE SUSPECT NOW AT THE HOSPITAL IN STABLE
CONDITION. THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS THE OFFICER AN 11-YEAR
VETERAN ACTED WITHIN PROTOCOL AND THERE WERE NO OTHER
INJURIES. >> WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, IT HITS
HOME AND YOU REEVALUATE EVERYTHING AND THE LOVE FOR
SOMEBODY IT REALLY SHINES. >> Reporter: SO MANY
PARENTS FEELING THAT KIND OF RELIEF TONIGHT KNOWING TODAY COULD
HAVE ENDED VERY DIFFERENTLY AND ALL THE KIDS I SPOKE WITH
HERE TOLD ME THAT THE DRILLS HAVE HELPED AND TODAY THAT TRAIN K
KICKED IN. TOMORROW THEY WILL BE BACK IN SCHOOL.TRAINING
KICKED IN. TOMORROW THEY WILL BE BACK IN SCHOOL.
>> MOLLY HUNTER, THANK YOU. >>> IN NEW ORLEANS AN
INTENSE MANHUNT FOR THE GUNMAN THAT SHOT AND WOUNDED TEN PEOPLE
NEAR THE FAMED FRENCH QUARTER. NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO
SHOW THE MOMENT OF THE SHOOTINGS AND THE MOMENT IT HAPPENED.
>>> FOR THE FIRST TIME THE AMERICAN WOMAN THAT SAYS SHE WAS
DIRECTED TO HAVE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WITH PRINCE ANDREW IS
APPEALING TO THE BRITISH PUBLIC TO BELIEVE HER SIDE OF
THE STORY SAYING SHE WAS TRAFFICKED TO LONDON BY CONVICTED
SEX OFFENDER JEFFREY EPSTEIN. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS
DETAILS. >> IT WAS A REALLY SCARY TIME IN MY LIFE.
I'VE JUST BEEN ABUSED BY A MEMBER OF A ROYAL FAMILY.
>> Reporter: TONIGHT, VIRGINIA IN PRIME TIME TAKING HER CASE
STRAIGHT TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN AN INTERVIEW ON THE BBC.
SHE SAYS SHE WAS DIRECTED TO HAVE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WITH
PRINCE ANDREWS THREE TIMES STARTING WHEN SHE WAS JUST 17.
THE FIRST TIME IN LONDON THE NIGHT THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.
ALLEGEDLY THEY WENT TO A NIGHTCLUB. WITH ENSTONE --
EPSTEIN ASSOCIATE MAXWELL. >> HE'S THE MOST HIS
USE DANCER I'VE SEEN IN MY LIFE. IT WAS HORRIBLE.
THIS GUY WAS SWEATING ALL OVER ME BUT I KNEW I HAS TO KEEP HIM
HAPPY. >> PRINCE ANDREW DENIES HAVING SEX WITH
HER AND SAYS HE DOESN'T REMEMBER EVEN MEETING HER.
THE QUEEN'S SECOND SON CAST DOUBT ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE
PHOTO. >> THAT'S ME BUT WHETHER THAT'S MY HAND
OR POSITION I -- I HAVE SIMPLY NO RECOLLECTION OF THE
PHOTOGRAPH EVER BEING TAKEN. >> THE PEOPLE ON THE
INSIDE WILL KEEP COMING UP WITH RIDICULOUS EXCUSES
LIKE HIS ARM WAS ELONGATED OR THE PHOTO WAS DOCTORED.
I'M CALLING B.S. ON THIS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
>> Reporter: THE SITDOWN WITH THE BBC WAS TAPED PRIOR TO
ANDREWS' INTERVIEW CONSIDERED DISASTROUS AND LED TO THE PRINCE
STEPPING DOWN FROM OFFICIAL DUTIES. >> I IMPLORE THE
PEOPLE OF THE U.K. TO STAND UP BESIDE ME AND HELP ME FIGHT THIS
FIGHT, TO NOT ACCEPT THIS AS BEING OKAY. >> Reporter: SHE IS
DEMANDING PRINCE ANDREW TESTIFY UNDER OATH IN THE U.S. ABOUT
HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH JE MORE. LESTER?
>> BILL NEELY, THANK YOU. >>> THE PRESIDENT IS
IN THE U.K. FOR THE NATO SUMMIT. TONIGHT, AS THE
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ENTERS A NEW PHASE HERE AT HOME.
THE TRIP COMES AFTER HIS LEGAL TEAM REJECTED AN INVITATION
TO TAKE PART IN THE NEW HEARINGS. HERE IS HALLIE
JACKSON. >> Reporter: LANDING IN LONDON LATE
TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT SET FOR A SPLIT SCREEN WEEK MEETING WITH NATO
LEADERS OVERSEAS WHILE A NEW PHASE OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
RAMPS UP BACK HOME. >> THE WHOLE THING IS A HOAX.
EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IS CHOOSING NOT
TO PARTICIPATE IN A KEY PUBLIC HEARING WEDNESDAY BLASTING A
QUOTE IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN PROCESS WITH THE TOP DEMOCRAT
CALLING THAT DECISION UNFORTUNATE. REPUBLICANS DEFENDING
THE PRESIDENT WITH NEW FALLOUT TODAY AFTER AN EXPLOSIVE MOMENT ON
"MEET THE PRESS." JOHN KENNEDY STANDING '
BY COMMENTS CITING SEVERAL NEWS ARTICLES WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE
CRITICISM HE'S BEEN PUSHING A KREMLIN TALKING POINT BY
SUGGESTING UKRAINE INTERVIEWED WITH THE ELECTION DESPITE
CONSENSUS RUSSIA WAS BEHIND IT. >> THE FACT RUSSIA WAS
I SO AGGRESSIVE DOES NOT EXCLUDE THE FACT THAT
I PRESIDENT WORKED FOR SECRETARY CLINTON.
U >> YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE
SAYING HE ACTIVELY WORKED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR
PRESIDENT. I MEAN, COME ON. ;
I GOT TO PUT UP -- YOU REALIZE THE ONLY OTHER PERSON SELLING THIS
ARGUMENT OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IS THIS MAN, VLADIMIR PUTIN.
YOU'VE DONE EXACTLY URCHG WHAT THE RUSSIAN
OPERATION IS TRYING TO GET AMERICAN POLITICIANS TO DO.
ARE YOU AT ALL UFG CONCERNED THAT YOU'VE
BEEN DUPED? >> NO. BECAUSE JUST READ THE
ARTICLE. >> Reporter: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT
KENNEDY'S CLAIM. >> A REPORT FROM REPUBLICANS ON KEY
COMMITTEES BACKS THE PRESIDENT SAYING LAST MONTH'S PUBLIC
HEARINGS SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING.
DEMOCRATS ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR REPORT TOMORROW FOR THE
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TAKES OVER. LESTER?
>> HALLIE JACKSON, THANKS. >>> A SURPRISE SHAKEUP
FOR THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. EDDIE JOHNSON FIRED
AFTER WHAT MAYOR LAURIE LIGHTFOOT CALLED ETHICAL LAPSES
COMING A MONTH BEFORE THE PLAN RETIREMENT. HE WAS ACCUSED OF
LYING IN OCTOBER WHEN HE WAS FOUND ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
JOHNSON BLAMED IT ON MEDICATION BUT LIGHTFOOT SAID HE
ADMITTED TO DRINKING THAT NIGHT. >>> A MAJOR REVERSAL
FOR A LAWMAKER ACCUSED OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER'S WIFE AGREED TO TESTIFY
AGAINST HIM. LET'S GET MORE FROM NBC'S PETE WILLIAMS.
>> Reporter: AFTER SPENDING MORE THAN A YEAR FIGHTING THE
FEDERAL CHARGES AND INSISTING THEY WERE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED,
HE AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS
CHARGED HIM AND HIS WIFE MARGARET WITH SPENDING $200,000 IN
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ON THEMSELVES. DENTAL BILLS, EXOTIC
VACATIONS, VIDEO GAMES AND HOME REPAIRS AND MORE THAN $500 TO FLY
THEIR PET RABBIT ACROSS THE COUNTRY. PROSECUTORS SAY THE
COUPLE JOKED HIS PURCHASE OF HAWAIIAN SHORTS COULD BE
DESCRIBED IN CAMPAIGN REPORTS AS GOLF BALLS FOR WOUNDED WORRIERS.
HE USED MONEY TO FACILITATE AFFAIRS WITH FIVE WOMEN.
MARGARET HUNTER PLEADED GUILTY FIVE MONTHS AGO BUT HE
TRIED TO BLAME HER SAYING SHE'S THE ONE THAT MANAGED THE
MONEY. HE TOLD KUSI TODAY WHY HE WILL NO LONGER
FIGHT THE CHARGES. >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT NOT TO HAVE
A PUBLIC TRIAL FOR THREE REASONS AND THOSE THREE REASONS
ARE MY KIDS. >> Reporter: HE'S RUNNING FOR REELECTION
AFTER 11 YEARS AND HE FACES A TOUGH PRIMARY. ONCE HE PLEADS GUILTY,
HE'LL BE A CONVICTED FELON ASSUMING HE GETS NO LONG PRISON
SENTENCE HE CAN SERVE IN CONGRESS UNLESS HE'S OUSTED BY A VOTE
OF HIS COLLEAGUES. >>> A BELOVED HOLLYWOOD STAR DIED.
SHELLEY MORRISON, THE NO NON-SENSE MADE ON "WILL AND GRACE."
SHE BECAME AN INSTANT HIT. SHELLEY MORRISON WAS
83. >>> JUST AHEAD AS WE CONTINUE, THE HIDDEN
KILLER INSIDE A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL THAT WENT ON FOR
YEARS. HOW DID THE HOSPITAL NOT KNOW WHAT WAS
HIDING INSIDE THE OPERATING ROOM STRIKING CHILDREN?
A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT. >>> ON THIS CYBER
>>> BACK NOW WITH A HIDDEN KILLER AT A
SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, FAMILIES OF PATIENTS THAT DIED
FOLLOWING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT CLAIMING THEY WERE
INFECTED BY MOLD. HERE IS STEVE PATTERSON.
>> Reporter: TONIGHT ATTORNEYS ANNOUNCING A CLOSE ACTION LAWSUIT
AGAINST SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CLAIMING YOUNG
PATIENTS WERE INFECTED BY MOLD DUE TO NEGLIGENT MAINTENANCE
OF ITS AIR HANDLING SYSTEM. THE HOSPITAL
ACKNOWLEDGING LAST MONTH AT LEAST 14 PATIENTS WERE SICKENED
BY THE MOLD SINCE 2001 INCLUDING AIDEN WILLS DIAGNOSED WITH A
FUNGAL INFECTION IN JANUARY OF 2009 AFTER UNDERGOING A
PROCEDURE. HE DIED TWO MONTHS LATER.
>> SIMPLY PUT, WE FAILED. >> Reporter: IN ALL,
SIX PATIENTS DIED AFTER BECOMING INFECTED.
>> LOOKING BACK, WE SHOULD HAVE MADE THE CONNECTION SOONER.
>> Reporter: THE HOSPITAL HAS SINCE TAKEN SEVERAL
OPERATING ROOMS OUT OF SERVICE AFTER DETECTING DANGEROUS
LEVELS OF IT IN THE AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM CAUSING THEM TO
POSTPONE OR OUTSOURCE OPERATIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS.
IT IS A COMMON MOLD FOUND IN SOIL AND DUST INHALED BY MILLIONS
EVERY DAY. FOR MOST OF US GETTING EXPOSED ON A DAILY
BASIS IS NOT A BIG ISSUE BUT FOR THOSE WITH VULNERABLE IMMUNE
SYSTEMS IT CAN BE HARMFUL. ONE OF THE MOST
DANGEROUS PLACES FOR THIS MOLD TO BE PRESENT IS AN
OPERATING ROOM BECAUSE DURING AND AFTER THE PROCEDURE, THEIR
IMMUNE SYSTEM IS COMPROMISED. LAST MONTH IT SAID
IT'S IN THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING NEW AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS IN
SEVERAL OF THE OPERATING ROOMS THAT HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN.
LESTER? >> STEVE PATTERSON, THANKS.
>>> UP NEXT, CYBER MONDAY IS ALMOST OVER BUT THERE ARE BIG
DEALS TO BE HAD. WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE. >>> TECHNICALLY A FEW
HOURS LEFT ON THIS CYBER MONDAY. THE DEALS DON'T STOP
AT MIDNIGHT THIS YEAR. HERE IS JO LING KENT. >> Reporter: TONIGHT,
CYBER MONDAY IS SET TO SHATTER RECORDS, AMERICAN SHOPPERS ON
PACE TO SPEND MORE THAN $9 BILLION IN JUST 24 HOURS ONLINE.
AMAZON SHIFTING INTO OVER DRIVE AS RIVALS WALMART AND TARGET
MOVE IN ON ITS TERRITORY. AMAZON TELLS US THEY
ARE PACKING AND SHIPPING MILLIONS OF ORDERS AS CUSTOMERS
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOUSANDS OF DISCOUNTS, ALL OF THIS
EXPECTED TO PROPEL AMAZON TO HAVE THE BEST DAY IN COMPANY
HISTORY. á á >> Reporter: THE MOST
TALKED ABOUT ITEMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, LOL SURPRISE DOLLS,
MADDEN 20 AND FROZEN TWO TOYS. SOME OF THE BEST CYBER
MONDAY DISCOUNTS, HERTZ OFFERING 40% OFF FUTURE CAR RENTALS IF
YOU PAY UP FRONT AND JETBLUE WITH $39 FAIRS ON ROUTES BETWEEN
DECEMBER 10th AND FEBRUARY 13th. MANY PRICE CUTS WILL
EXTEND THROUGH CYBER WEEK AND REI IS SLASHING 50% OFF
ONLINE AND TARGET ROLLING OUT DEEP DISCOUNTS EVERY DAY
FROM BEDDING TO BEAUTY. TONIGHT, THE SHOPPING
SPRINT WILL PEAK BEFORE MIDNIGHT. CONSUMERS ESTIMATED TO
SPEND $11 MILLION A MINUTE FINAL HOUR OF THE DAY CAPITALIZING
ON DEALS BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR. JO LING KENT, NBC
NEWS, CALIFORNIA. >>> UP NEXT, A SURPRISE WEDDING GUEST
AND HER INCREDIBLE BOND WITH THE BRIDE
>>> IN TONIGHT'S INSPIRING AMERICA, THE BRIDE AND THE WEDDING
GUESTS SHE NEVER MET AFTER A LIFE-SAVING GIFT.
HERE IS KEVIN TIBBLES. >> Reporter: AN EXTRA SPECIAL CELEBRATION ON
SARAH RUSSELL'S WEDDING DAY WITH SOMEONE SHE NEVER MET.
>> ALL I SAID IS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I THINK THAT'S ALL SHE
SAID TO ME, TOO. >> Reporter: SARAH IS A NURSE IN THE
NATION'S CAPITAL. EIGHT YEARS AGO SHE ENROLLED INTO AN
INTERNATIONAL BONE MARROW REGISTRY. FAR AWAY IN OHIO KIN
LEE HAD BEEN LOSING HER FIGHT WITH LEUKEMIA.
SARAH WAS HER MIRACLE MATCH FOR A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT.
>> I FEEL LIKE I'M PART OF HER AND I FEEL LIKE SHE'S PART OF ME.
>> THANK YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH. >> Reporter: KINLEY'S
MOMMA SHELL WANTED TO KNOW WHO SAVED HER DAUGHTER'S LIFE.
SHE SENT SARAH AN EMAIL WITH A PHOTO OF KINLEY.
>> THE GENEROSITY OF SOMEONE LIKE YOU IS TRULY AMAZING.
>> IF I CAN BE ONE PERSON THAT HELP HER BEAT CANCER AND
FULFILL DREAMS AND HOPES, I WANT TO BE THAT PERSON FOR HER.
>> Reporter: KINLY 14 AND CANCER FREE WAS INVITED TO SARAH'S
WEDDING. >> SHE GAVE ME SOMETHING FROM HER AND
SOMETHING FROM HER AND SO I FEEL LIKE WE'RE JUST BONDED TOGETHER

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