Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – April 19, 2018 | NBC Nightly News

>>> TONIGHT, NEW VIDEO FROM INSIDE THAT SOUTHWEST JET REVEALING THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS IN THE AIR. >> EVERYBODY BREATHE, RELAX. >> EVERYBODY BREATHE, RELAX. >> EVERYBODY BREATHE, RELAX. >> AND THE NEW QUESTIONS TONIGHT OVER WHY AIRLINES INCLUDING SOUTHWEST ASKED FOR MORE TIME TO GET THOSE ENGINE BLADES CHECKED BEFORE DISASTER STRUCK. >>> SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT THE DEATH OF PRINCE. DID THE MUSIC SUPER STAR NOT KNOW HE WAS TAKING THE POWERFUL DRUG THAT KILLED HIM? AUTHORITIES HAVE FINALLY REVEALED. >>> GROWING OUTRAGE OVER A RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC FRATERNITY VIDEO PROMPTING PROTEST ROCKING A MAJOR COLLEGE CAMPUS. >>> A LIFE-CHANGING DRUG, MADE FROM MARIJUANA, A BIG STEP CLOSER TONIGHT TO BEING IN PATIENT’S HANDS. >> THIS IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT IN AMERICAN MEDICINE. >>> AND THE POLICE OFFICER AND THE PICKUP GAME OF HOOPS THAT HAS SPARKED A MOVEMENT. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE VIDEO THAT HAD SO MANY PEOPLE CHEERING. >> Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT. >>> GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD IT BEFORE, THOSE PREFLIGHT SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDING THE WORDS IF THERE IS A LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURE AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT WILL DAWN THE OXYGEN MASKS, IT’S FAIR TO ASSUME NOBODY ABOARD THE SOUTHWEST FLIGHT 1380 KNEW HOW CRITICAL THOSE INSTRUCTIONS WOULD BECOME 30 MINUTES LATER. WE’RE GETTING A RIVETING LOOK AS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS LOOK TO CALM DISTRAUGHT PASSENGERS DURING ITS HARROWING EMERGENCY DESCENT. OUR TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, NEW VIDEO OF THE TERROR ON BOARD FLIGHT 1380 AS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WEARING OXYGEN MASKS SHOUTED FOR EVERYBODY TO BREATHE. >> EVERYBODY BREATHE AND RELAX. EVERYBODY BREATHE, RELAX. >> Reporter: THE PLANE IN A FAST EMERGENCY DESCENT AFTER LOSING AN ENGINE AND SUCKING PASSENGER JENNIFER RIORDAN OUT OF A PARTIALLY SHATTERED WINDOW AS PASSENGERS DESPERATELY PERFORM CPR, THE CREW SCRAMBLED FOR A DEFIBRILLATOR. >> THE AED, FRONT CABINET. >> Reporter: ON THE GROUND, INVESTIGATORS FOUND A BROKEN ENGINE FAN BLADE. IN 2016 ANOTHER FAN BLADE BROKE OFF AN ENGINE. CFN PUSHED THE FAA TO ORDER AIRLINES TO INSPECT CERTAIN FAN BLADES WITHIN 12 MONTHS BECAUSE THE METAL FATIGUE IS LIKELY TO EXIST OR DEVELOP IN PRODUCTS OF THE SAME DESIGN BUT SITING THE NUMBER OF PLANES AFFECTED, SOUTHWEST WAS AMONG SEVERAL AIRLINES TO REQUEST MORE TIME AND NOW THE FAA SAYS IT WILL ISSUE AN AIR WORTHINESS DIRECTIVE FOR AIRLINES TO CONDUCT ULTRA SONIC TESTS LIKE THIS ONE. THEY CONDUCT TESTS IN CALIFORNIA LOOKING FOR METAL FATIGUE. >> WE’RE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC AREA OF TEST, A VERY SMALL PINHOLE OR CRACK DOWN TO THE SIZE THAT COULD BE LESS THAN A HUMAN HAIR. >> Reporter: SOUTHWEST AND OTHER AIRLINES SAY THEY’VE ALREADY STARTED INSPECTING THEIR FAN BLADES. MEANWHILE, THE PHOTOS OF SOUTHWEST PHOTOS IMPROPERLY WEARING OXYGEN MASKS NOT COVERING THEIR NOSES HAVE VETERAN FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ISSUING A WARNING. >> PUT THOSE CELL PHONES AWAY. LISTEN TO THE SAFETY BRIEFINGS AND IN AN EMERGENCY, LISTEN TO THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT INSTRUCTIONS THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH. >> Reporter: FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SAY TO COVER OUR NOSE AND MOUTH WITH THIS MASK AND PUT YOUR MASK ON BEFORE A CHILD’S BECAUSE IF THE CABIN LOSES PRESSURE, YOU HAVE SECONDS BEFORE YOU COULD LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS AND FINALLY, THEY SAY FORGET THE SELFIES, FOCUS ON SAVING YOUR LIFE. LESTER? >> YEAH, I THINK WE’LL ALL BE PAYING CLOSER ATTENTION TO THOSE INSTRUCTIONS, THANK YOU. >>> STUNNING NEW REVELATIONS IN THE DEATH OF MUSIC SUPER STAR PRINCE. AUTHORITIES REVEAL TODAY THAT PRINCE MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN BE AWARE HE WAS TAKING THE EXTREMELY POWERFUL DRUG FENTANYL THAT KILLED HIM. A TRAGIC TURN IN A HIGH-PROFILE CASE IN THE OPIOID CRISIS HIGHLIGHTING THE QUESTION HOW MANY ADDICTS MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT’S REALLY IN THE DRUGS THEY ARE TAKING. HERE IS NBC’S BLAKE MCCOY. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCING NO CRIMINAL CHARGES IN MUSIC SUPERSTAR PRINCE’S DEATH AFTER REVEALING HE DIED FROM COUNTERFIT VICODIN, UNKNOWINGLY LACED WITH PAIN KILLER FENTANYL. AFTER TWO-YEAR INVESTIGATION, PROSECUTORS UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHERE IT CAME FROM. >> WE HAVE NO DIRECT EVIDENCE THAT A SPECIFIC PERSON PROVIDED THE FENTANYL TO PRINCE. >> Reporter: PRINCE’S DOCTOR HAS DENIED ANY WRONGDOING BUT TODAY AGREED TO A $30,000 FINE AND TWO YEARS OF MONITORING FOR PRESCRIBING PERCOCET TO PRINCE’S LONG-TIME FRIEND AND BODYGUARD ALLEGEDLY FOR PRINCE’S USE. THE FAMOUSLY PRIVATE “PURPLE RAIN” SINGER HAD BEEN BATTLING A SECRET OPIOID ADDICTION AFTER BEING TREATED FOR BACK PAIN. EVIDENCE TODAY SHOWS HIS LIFELESS BODY IS BY AN ELEVATOR IN HIS HOME. >> PRINCE’S CASE IS TRAGIC BUT NOT UNIQUE. >> THIS IS NOT UNIQUE WHATSOEVER. WE SEE THIS EVERY DAY. >> Reporter: MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKINGCOUNTER FIT DRUGS AND DON’T KNOW WHAT’S IN THEM. >> FENTANYL IS FAIRLY EASY TO PRODUCE AND IT’S FAIRLY CHEAP. ALSO, BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED STRENGTH, IT GETS PUT INTO SUBSTANCES TO INCREASE THE ADDICTION POTENTIAL. >> Reporter: DETAILS OF PRINCE’S DEATH HAVE BEEN HARD ON HIS FAMILY. >> AND I JUST WAS PISSED AT THE FACT MY COUSIN DIED LIKE THAT AND PROJECTED AS A DRUGGED OUT JUNKY RICH ROCK STAR. HE WAS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME. >> Reporter: A SAD REMINDER TONIGHT THAT ADDICTION DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. BLAKE MCCOY, NBC NEWS, MINNESOTA. >>> LET’S TURN NOW TO THE SHOCKING VIDEO PROVOKING OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. FRATERNITY IS SUSPENDED AFTER MEMBERS WERE SEEN USING SLURS AND MAKING OBSCENE GESTURES ON A TAPE THAT THE UNIVERSITY’S CHANCELLOR CALLS QUOTE EXTREMELY RACIST. NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE STORY AND LET ME WARN YOU, THE VIDEO IS DISTURBING. >> Reporter: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SUSPENDED THETA TAU FRATERNITY INDEFINITELY, AFTER THIS VIDEO SURFACED ONLINE. AFTER THIS VIDEO SURFACED ONLINE. LARGE PARTS TOO OFFENSIVE TO SHOW ON TV. [ BLEEP ]. >> Reporter: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU SAW THIS VIDEO? >> I WAS DISGUSTED AND NAUSEOUS. THE BEHAVIOR AND WORDS ON THE VIDEO ARE EXTREMELY RACIST, EXTREMELY ANTIS-SEMITIC, EXTREMELY HOME HOME PHOBIC, HOSTILE TO THOSE WITH DISABILITIES. >> Reporter: THEY PROTESTED IN FRONT OF THE CHANCELLOR’S HOME. >> WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUALITY AND EQUITY. >> Reporter: SOME STUDENTS SAY THIS MAY BE AN EXTREME EXAMPLE BUT REFLECTS A CAMPUS-WIDE PROGRAM. >> WHETHER THEY ARE GAY, STRAIGHT, COLOR OF SKIN, ETHNICITY, DISABLED OR NOT, YOU GOT TO LEARN TO ACCEPT IT. >> AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS NOT OKAY. AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS NOT SOMETHING ANYONE WOULD WANT OR SHOULD WANT TO SEE. >> Reporter: IN A STATEMENT, THE FRATERNITY WRITES IN PART, THE ACTIONS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE TRULY DISGRACEFUL. WE’RE COMMITTED TO INVESTIGATING THIS SITUATION THOROUGHLY. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT’S LOOKING INTO POSSIBLE DISCIPLINARY ACTION. >> I THINK THIS VIDEO INDICATES THERE ARE PROBLEMS AND THAT PROBLEMS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND WE NEED TO ASSESS IT. >> Reporter: THE DIRECTOR, THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE THETA TAU UNIVERSITY IS ON HIS WAY AND THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT GREEK LIFE ON CAMPUS TO SEE IF THEY NEED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES, LESTER? >> STEPHANIE GOSK, THANK YOU. >>> TONIGHT, PHILADELPHIA’S POLICE COMMISSIONER ISSUED A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO TWO MEN ARRESTED AT A STARBUCKS AFTER ASKING TO USE THE BATHROOM AND REFUSING TO LEAVE. THE VIDEO HAS SPARKED PROTESTS AND CALLS FOR A BOYCOTT. STARBUCKS CONTINUES A MAJOR DAMAGE CONTROL MODE SAYING IT WILL CLOSE ITS STORES FOR PART OF THE DAY COMING UP TO TRAIN EMPLOYEES SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. POLICE COMMISSIONER RICHARD ROSS SAYS HE MADE THE SITUATION WORSE BY INITIALLY SAYING THE OFFICERS DID NOTHING WRONG. >>> THERE IS SOME BREAKING NEWS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM IN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. THE PRESIDENT SEARCHING FOR A NEW LAWYER AND TURNING TO AN OLD FRIEND AND FORMER PROSECUTOR TO BE BY HIS SIDE. OUR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT HALLIE JACKSON IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT IN FLORIDA. HALLIE, WHAT’S THE LATEST? >> Reporter: WELL, LESTER, TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT IS ADDING THREE NEW PEOPLE TO HIS LEGAL TEAM INCLUDING RUDY GIULIANI, THE FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR, FORM U.S. ATTORNEY AND LONG-TIME CONFIDANT OF DONALD TRUMP. THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF REFERENCING THAT SAYING RUDY IS GREAT AND WANTS TO GET THIS MATTER QUICKLY RESOLVED FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM, AS IT RELATES TO THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION SHRANK ABOUT A MONTH AGO, REMEMBER, APPARENTLY OVER DISAGREEMENTS ON STRATEGY AND THE PRESIDENT HASN’T HAD MUCH SUCCESS EXPANDING HIS TEAM, AT LEAST UNTIL TODAY. GIULIANI HAS BEEN SPOTTED HERE IN WEST PALM BEACH AS THE PRESIDENT SPENDS HIS WEEK IN MAR-A-LAGO NEARBY. >> HALLIE, WHERE DO THINGS STAND ON THE POTENTIAL SUMMIT BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND KIM JONG-UN? >> Reporter: THAT’S ANOTHER BIG FOCUS FOR DONALD TRUMP DOWN HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA THIS WEEK AND TONIGHT WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS. NORTH KOREA APPARENTLY DROPPED DEMANDS FOR ALL U.S. TROOPS, ALL 28,000 OF THEM TO LEAVE SOUTH KOREA ACCORDING TO THE SOUTH’S PRESIDENT AND THAT WOULD BE A REAL CONCESSION AHEAD OF THE UNPRECEDENTED POTENTIAL TALKS. >> HALLIE JACKSON IN FLORIDA TONIGHT, THANK YOU. >>> TONIGHT FROM COLORADO TO OKLAHOMA TO KANSAS, FIREFIGHTERS FIGHTING TO GAIN GROUND ON MAJOR WILDFIRES BURNING OUT OF CONTROL. DOZENS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN LOST, HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK ON LITTLE SLEEP. AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A LONG FIRE SEASON AHEAD. NBC NEWS NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS A LOOK AT THE EXTREME CONDITIONS. >> Reporter: ACROSS THE WEST, EXPLOSIVE CONDITIONS ON MULTIPLE FRONTS. TODAY CREWS IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA ARE FIGHTING TO GAIN GROUND ON TWO LARGE FIRES, FUELED BY A DEADLY COMBINATION OF DROUGHT AND POWERFUL WINDS. AT LEAST TWO HAVE BEEN KILLED HERE. DOZENS OF HOMES DESTROYED. THE BURN ZONE LARGER THAN NEW YORK CITY. >> I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO SCARY IN MY WHOLE LIFE. >> Reporter: WITH 11 MILLION PEOPLE FACING ELEVATED TO EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS TONIGHT, CREWS ARE RACING TO BATTLE SEVERAL FIRES BURNING IN WESTERN KANSAS. IN COLORADO, MORE THAN 40,000 ACRES HAVE BURNED. 23 HOMES DESTROYED, 1,000 FORCED TO EVACUATE. >> WE HAD 50-FOOT FLAMES MOVING AT 35 MILES AN HOUR. >> Reporter: AFTER ONE OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRE SEASONS LAST YEAR, TONIGHT, FIREFIGHTERS ARE WARNING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE WEST ARE RIGHT FOR DISASTER AND IT’S ONLY APRIL. THIS FIRE SEASON ALREADY OFF TO A FAST AND DEADLY START. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS. >>> THERE IS BREAKING NEWS COMING OUT OF TRENTON, FLORIDA TONIGHT WHERE A GUNMAN AMBUSHED TWO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES WHO WERE INSIDE A RESTAURANT SHOOTING AND KILLING THEM BOTH THROUGH A WINDOW. WHEN FELLOW DEPUTIES ARRIVED TO THE SCENE, THEY FOUND THE SHOOTER DEAD OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS IT DOES NOT YET KNOW THE MOTIVE FOR SUCH A BRAZEN ATTACK. >>> HOW DO YOU, YOUR CHILDREN DECIDE WHAT TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE? YOU MAY NOT HAVE AS MUCH CONTROL AS YOU THINK. AN ESTIMATED 5 BILLION VIDEOS ARE VIEWED ON YOUTUBE EVERY SINGLE DAY BUT THE SITE IS PUSHING CONTENT TO YOU IN WAYS THAT MAY NOT ALWAYS BE POSITIVE. A FORMER EMPLOYEE IS TELLING ALL TO NBC NEWS BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT JO LING KENT. >> Reporter: FORMER INSIDERS SAY IT’S ONE OF THE SECRETS OF YOUTUBE, HOW THEY TRY TO HOOK YOU AND KEEP YOU WATCHING AND IT’S RIGHT HERE ON THE SIDE OF THE SCREEN. THE SUGGESTED CONTENT YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHTS. THIS IS NEWS VIDEO? >> TEN REASONS PEOPLE BELIEVE — >> Reporter: HE WORKED AT YOUTUBE AND ITS PARENT COMPANY GOOGLE AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER UNTIL FIVE YEARS AGO. HE SAYS YOUTUBE WANTS TO KEEP YOU ON ITS SITE OFTEN BY SUGGESTING ADDITIONAL CONTENT, EVEN VIDEOS PROMOTING CONSPIRACY THEORIES BECAUSE PEOPLE TEND TO WATCH THEM LONGER. WE JUST SEARCHED NASA AND WITHIN ONE, TWO CLICKS, ALIENS, GOVERNMENT LIES AND POTENTIALLY SPYING. >> EXACTLY. >> Reporter: IT’S NOT EVERYTHING YOUTUBE SUGGESTS BUT WE FOUND OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS GENERATING FALSE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ALONGSIDE LEGITIMATE NEWS AND KIDS VIDEOS. SEARCHING SANDY HOOK SHOOTING AT ONE POINT AND THE TOP RESULTS INCLUDED A 9/11 CONSPIRACY VIDEO AND CLAIMS THE TRAGEDY WAS A HOAX. THE PROBLEM LIES IN YOUTUBE’S ALGORITHM. IS YOUTUBE BASICALLY RECOMMENDING ALL OF US VIDEOS JUST TO KEEP US HOOKED? >> YES, EXACTLY. THE VIDEOS YOU MIGHT WANT TO WATCH BUT THEY ARE THE BEST TO GET YOU ADDICTED. >> Reporter: THE MORE VIDEOS YOU WATCH, THE MORE ADS YOU SEE AND EQUALS MORE MONEY FOR YOUTUBE. >> IT’S A PROBLEM THROUGHOUT, NOT JUST YOUTUBE, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, ALL THOSE COMPAI COMPANIES, THEY PRIORITIZE GROWTH OVER EVERYTHING ELSE. IF GROWTH IS THE GOAL, USER EXPERIENCE IS NOT THE GOAL. >> Reporter: HE WORKED ON A PROJECT TO INTRODUCE MORE VARIETY INTO RESULTS BUT WAS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE IT WASN’T GOOD FOR WATCH TIME. HE ADDS WHEN HE TRIED TO KEEP IT GOING, GOOGLE FIRED HIM. YOUTUBE RESPONDED SAYING GOOGLE FIRED HIM FOR PERFORMANCE ISSUES ADDING THAT THE RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM HAS CHANGED SUBSTANTIALLY SINCE HE WORKED THERE AND IT NO LONGER OF OPTIMIZEDD FOR WATCH TIME. IT TWEAKED THE ALGORITHM TO BETTER SHOW AUTHORITATIVE NEWS SOURCES AND FOCUS ON VIEWER SATISFACTION. WITH FAKE NEWS MAKING ITS WAY ONTO THE SITE, A GROWING FOCUS ON YOUTUBE AS THE WORLD WATCHES. JO LING KENT, NBC NEWS, SAN FRANCISCO. >>> THERE IS MUCH MORE AHEAD TO TELL YOU ABOUT INCLUDING POT FOR PATIENTS, A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR WHAT COULD BECOME THE FIRST MARIJUANA-BASED MEDICINE APPROVE THE BY THE GOVERNMENT. WHY IT COULD BE LIFE-CHANGING FOR THOSE WITH SERIOUS DISORDERS. >>> ALSO, THOSE WHO SERVE, WE GOT THE >>> WE ARE BACK NOW WITH BIG MEDICAL NEWS, FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS NOW APPEAR POISED TO GIVE THE GREEN LIGHT TO THE FIRST PRESCRIPTION FIRST PRESCRIPTION FIRST PRESCRIPTION FIRST PRESCRIPTION FIRST PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE MADE WITH AN MEDICIW INGREDIENT FOUND IN MARIJUANA. IT’S A DRUG TO TREAT EPILEPSY AND FOR SOME PATIENTS WHO HAVE TRIED IT, IT’S BEEN LIFE CHANGING. WE GET DETAILS FROM DR. JOHN TORRES. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, A DRUG THAT’S BEEN PROVEN TO TREAT SOME SEVERE FORMS OF EPILEPSY IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO GETTING IN THE HANDS OF PATIENTS. THE FDA’S ADVISORY PANEL UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED IT BE APPROVED, THE DRUG INGREDIENT CANNABIDIOL KNOWN AS CBD. WHAT THIS DRUG DOESN’T HAVE, THE INGREDIENT IN MARIJUANA THC. >> THIS IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT IN AMERICAN MEDICINE AND A HUGE WIN FOR SCIENCE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT’S AN ENORMOUS WIN FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY. >> Reporter: PEOPLE LIKE 13-YEAR-OLD JACK OF CONNECTICUT WHO WE FIRST MET LAST YEAR. HIS MOTHER, JENNY. >> HE WAS HAVING SEIZURE AFTER SEIZURE. >> Reporter: UP TO 20 A MONTH BUT WHEN HE STARTED TAKING CBD IN CLINICAL TRIAL, THE RESULTS WERE DRAMATIC. NOW HE RARELY HAS A SEIZURE. DOCTORS SAID CBD REDUCES SEIZURES BY UP TO 50%. THERE ARE CBD PRODUCTS CURRENTLY SOLD ONLINE BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CAREFULLY STUDIED AND DON’T HAVE THE BACKING OF THE FDA. TODAY’S FINDINGS OPEN A DOOR FOR APPROVAL OF OTHER MARIJUANA-BASED MEDICINES. >> MAYBE EFFECTIVE IN SOME INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS, OF THE GI SYSTEM. THERE IS EVIDENCE IT MAY BE EFFECTIVE IN PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS LIKE ANXIETY AND SCHIZOPHRENIA. >> Reporter: FINAL FDA CLEARANCE IS EXPECTED IN JUNE AND THE DRUG MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL. DR. >>> IT’S THE END OF AN ERA FOR CUBA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY 60 YEARS, SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE CASTRO FAMILY IS IN POWER. MIGUEL DIAZ IS THE PRESIDENT FOR CUBA TAKING OVER FOR 86-YEAR-OLD RAUL CASTRO WHO TOOK OFFICE FROM HIS BOTHER IN 2016. RAUL CASTRO WILL REMAIN THE HEAD OF CUBA’S COMMUNIST PARTY. >>> JUST OVER A WEEK BY MAKING HISTORY TO BECOME THE FIRST SENATOR TO GIVE BIRTH IN OFFICE, ILLINOIS SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH HIT ANOTHER MILESTONE. THE FIRST SENATOR TO BRING A BABY ON THE SENATE FLOOR. SHE CAST A VOTE WITH HER NEWBORN BY HER SIDE JUST DAYS AFTER THE SENATE CHANGED RULES TO ALLOW INFANTS ON THE FLOOR DURING VOTES. >> IT’S A BOY, THEY HAD 13 SONS AND NO DAUGHTERS WHEN THEY WELCOMED BABY BOY NUMBER 14 THIS WEEK. DAD SAID THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED A GIRL BUT HE’S JUST HAPPY EVERYONE IS HEALTHY. BY THE WAY, THE ODDS OF HAVING 14 BOYS IN A ROY SIN ROY SINCE YOU ASKED ARE LESS THAN .02%. >>> HOW A POLICE OFFICER IS USING HIS >>> FINALLY, OUR LOOK TONIGHT AT THOSE WHO SERVE MIGHT BE CALLED THOSE WHO SHOOT HOOPS. IT’S ABOUT A FLORIDA POLICEMAN THAT TURNED WHAT COULD BE A NEGATIVE INTERACTION WITH SOME NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE WHEN HE TOOK THE MATTER OR IN THIS CASE THE BASKETBALL INTO HIS OWN HANDS. YOU MAY RECALL THE VIRAL VIDEO THAT MADE THE ROUNDS A FEW YEARS AGO BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT IT STARTED. ON ANY GIVEN AFTERNOON, YOU’LL FIND THESE KIDS HERE SHOOTING HOOPS THANKS IN PART TO AN UNLIKELY FRIEND. >> MR. BOBBY, HE GIVES US SOMEWHERE TO GO. HE’S FANTASTIC. LIKE HE CAME INTO OUR LIFE AND REALLY HELPED US OUT. >> MR. BOBBY IS OFFICER BOBBY WHITE FROM THE GAINESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHOSE UNUSUAL RESPONSE TO A SIMPLE NOISE COMPLAINT TWO YEARS AGO MADE THIS HAPPEN. >> IT WAS A GUY CALLING ABOUT KIDS BEING LOUD, PLAYING BASKETBALL IN THE STREET. FOR ME, IT WASN’T A NOISE COMPLAINT AT ALL. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO MEET SOME NEW KIDS. OBVIOUSLY, I AIN’T GOT NO PROBLEM WITH THEM. >> OFFICER WHITE’S REACTION WOULD TURN OUT TO BE A GAME-CHANGER FOR THIS COMMUNITY. >> HE SAID HEY, GUYS, AND PLAYED BASKETBALL WITH US. I WAS LIKE ALL RIGHT. >> WOW, HE REALLY DUNK THE BALL BECAUSE HE HAD ALL HIS EQUIPMENT ON. >> THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL. >> PEOPLE STARTED SENDING BASKETBALL GOALS AND BALLS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYING GO DO THIS AGAIN. WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF THIS. >> OFFICER WHITE LAUNCHED THE BASKETBALL COP FOUNDATION AND STARTED SHIPPING DONATED BASKETBALLS AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >> THE MISSION IS TO CONNECT COPS AND KIDS IN A PROACTIVE POSITIVE WAY. >> THE NON-PROFIT HAS ALSO BUILT THREE COURTS IN GAINESVILLE. >> IT’S BEEN INCREDIBLE. IT WAS ALMOST A MAGNET TO THE COMMUNITY. >> OFFICER WHITE’S REACH GOES BEYOND THE COURT, HE ALSO KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH THE BOYS IN THE VIDEO. >> LIKE BEST FRIENDS, LIKE SHAQ AND KOBE. EVERY TIME I GET MY REPORT CARD, I TELL HIM FIRST BEFORE I TELL MY MOM. >> A POLICEMAN DRAWING A COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER. >> I’M JUST LOOKING TO CREATE FIRSTHAND POSITIVE INTERACTIONS SO THEY HAVE SOMETHING REAL TO FORM A PERCEPTION ON. >> ONE BASKET AT A TIME. LIKE WHAT HE SAID, LIKE SHAQ AND KOBE. GLAD WE COULD FOLLOW THAT STORY UP. >>> WE APPRECIATE YOU >>> WE APPRECIATE YOU SPENDING PART OF YOUR NIGHT WITH US.

16 comments

  1. Like Kent the University President was never part of some fraternity that did stupid crap. The difference is they didn't tape it back in his day. Such a non story.

  2. 'President is adding three people to his legal team'…. Rudy the Mayor, Rudy the District Attorney/Whatever, Rudy the Friend. The Trinity of Rudy.

  3. The FDA = Fraud and Druggie Advertizers – Take our approved HOLY sanctioned DNA'd up drugs with a high chance of committing suicide.

  4. NBC – nothing but crap emotional mind games projected upon you as legitimate nooooooooooooooooooooooz……snooooooooooooooz

  5. Hey NBC, where's the story on the Fat Muslim B*tch from Fresno State spewing hate towards Barbara Bush? Goes against your agenda? Your Network is a waste of space.

  6. There's a big difference in addiction and under treatment of pain. This is about to get worse if the truth about chronic pain patient's is not told. We are now being under managed due to the bad choices of others. Nobody wants to look at this side of the story.

  7. 12:11 NBC I am calling BS on this story. You’ve use the same advertising model to encourage people to watch for years. “Prime-time” is a word you invented. Your source is very weak and the story tells us nothing we didn’t already know. This is an attack on your competition, YouTube. Not to mention the irony of where I am watching your newscast.

  8. Prince knew what he was taking look like he planned he death.save prayers a few more days make you think a lot wrong prior and he got that pill from doc the day before to take his life on the day he wanted.or he was poisoned prior and they finished him off.clothes on backwards mmm.

  9. The lack of information on the Syracuse college story is a prime example of white privilege. Had I been an HBU college we would have been give details of what actually happened. Instead we get: something somewhere happened by some boys (always boys) about some people. Was anyone expelled? Fired? Charged? Investigated? Sued? The real racist is the news for cherry picking stories.

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