Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – November 07, 2018 | NBC Nightly News

>>> BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT, JEFF SESSIONS FIRED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL FORCED OUT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, ROD ROSENSTEIN NO LONGER IN CHARGE OF MUELLER, AND DEMOCRATS ALREADY SOUNDING ALARMS ABOUT THE NEW ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL WHOSE BEEN OPENLY CRITICAL OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

WE HAVE LATE DETAILS AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS AND WHAT'S NEXT >>> ALSO, THE PRESIDENT LASHING OUT AND DEFIANT AS DEMOCRATS SEIZE THE HOUSE >> I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY CLOSE TO COMPLETE VICTORY >> TONIGHT, THE NEW FACES HEADED TO CONGRESS, A RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN POWER >>> AN EMERGENCY SAFETY ALERT ABOUT HUNDREDS OF BOEING AIRPLANES, WHAT PILOTS ARE BEING WARNED ABOUT ABOUT A FATAL CRASH THAT REMAINS A HISTORY

>>> A HUSBAND'S CALL TO ACTION AFTER LOSING HIS WIFE'S LIFE SHE PLEADED TO HELP FROM 911 BEFORE FALLING UNCONSCIOUS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE EMERGENCY ROOM >> WHY CAN'T THE OPERATOR CALL THE HOSPITAL ER AND SAY THERE IS SOMEONE OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR? >> I KNOW, THAT WOULD HAVE MAYBE SAVED HER

>> TONIGHT HIS CALL FOR CHANGE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS >>> THE FBI URGENTLY SEARCHING FOR A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL KIDNAPPED OUTSIDE HER HOME AUTHORITIES ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR HELP >> I CANNOT EXPRESS THIS ENOUGH, EVERY SECOND COUNTS >>> GIRL SCOUTS VERSUS BOY SCOUTS, A MAJOR FEUD TAKES AN UGLY TURN

>> Announcer: THIS IS "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE BREAKING LATE TODAY, ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS FIRED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP FACING A QUESTION MARK OVER THE FUTURE OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION JUST A SHORT TIME AGO, SESSION RECEIVING A WARM SENDOFF FROM COLLEAGUES AS HE LEFT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR LIKELY THE LAST TIME BUT NO WARM GOOD-BYES FROM THE PRESIDENT WHO MADE SESSIONS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE VERBAL PUNCHING BAGS AFTER HE RECUSED HIMSELF FROM OVERSEEING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION HIS EXIT STRIPS OVERSIGHT OF THAT CASE FROM THE HANDS OF SESSIONS' DEPUTY ROD ROSENSTEIN AND FOR NOW INTO THE HANDS OF SOMEBODY THAT CRITICIZED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S WORK

WE GET LATE DETAILS FROM PETE WILLIAMS PETE, WE CAN'T SAY WE DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING BUT THERE ARE LATE SURPRISES HERE >> Reporter: FIRST, THE TIMING SESSIONS THOUGHT THIS WOULD PROBABLY HAPPEN BUT NOT THIS QUICKLY, BUT IT DOES MEAN THE GUY IN CHARGE OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IS SOMEBODY IN THE PAST WHO HAS BEEN AT LEAST SKEPTICAL OR IF NOT CRITICAL OF IT [ APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: IT'S THE END OF A SLOW-MOTION FALL FOR JEFF SESSIONS LEAVING OFFICE TONIGHT

THE MAN WHO WAS THE FIRST US SENATOR TO ENDORSE AND CAMPAIGN FOR DONALD TRUMP >> THIS IS A CAMPAIGN THIS IS A MOVEMENT

>> Reporter: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, SESSIONS WAS A LOYAL TRUMP SOLDIER >> WE WHOLE HEARTILY JOIN IN THE PRIORITIES OF PRESIDENT TRUMP >> Reporter: BUT IN A LETTER TODAY ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT SESSIONS SAYS AT YOUR REQUEST I AM SUBMITTING MY RESIGNATION HE WAS THE TARGET OF BLISTERING CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP >> THEREFORE I HAVE RECUSED MYSELF

>> Reporter: OVER HIS DECISION TO RECUSE HIMSELF FROM OVERSEEING THE RUSSIA ELECTION MEDDLING INVESTIGATION BECAUSE HE CAMPAIGNED FOR TRUMP THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN TOOK ON THE JOB OF SUPERVISING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTIVE OF ROBERT MUELLER PRESIDENT TRUMP APPOINTED AN ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL, MAT WHITTAKER, FORMER US ATTORNEY FROM IOWA AND BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND UNTIL TODAY, SESSIONS CHIEF OF STAFF, WHITTAKER WILL OVERSEE THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION TAKING IT OVER FROM ROSENSTEIN

WHEN HE WAS A CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR FOR CNN HE WAS WARY OF GIVING THE SPECIAL COUNSEL TOO MUCH POWER AND SAID THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION COULD BE THROTTLED BACK >> I COULD SEE A SCENARIO WHERE JEFF SESSIONS IS REPLACED WITH A RECESS APPOINTMENT AND THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL DOESN'T FIRE BOB MUELLER BUT REDUCES THE BUDGET SO LOW THAT HIS INVESTIGATION GRINDS TO A HALT >> Reporter: AND HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH TRUMP'S SON MEETING A RUSSIAN LAWYER THAT OFFERED DIRT ON HILLARY CLINTON DURING THE CAMPAIGN >> I'VE RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE TWICE AND YOU CERTAINLY WANT TO HAVE ANY ADVANTAGE AND ANY LEGAL ADVANTAGE YOU CAN >> Reporter: THE ROBERT MUELLER RETAINS SPECIAL AUTHORITY AND HAS TO CLEAR DECISIONS WITH MATT WHITTAKER

>> IT MEANS MATT WHITTAKER WILL OVERSEE BOB MUELLER'S INVESTIGATION IF MUELLER NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING OR SEEK ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY OR GET PERMISSION TO CHARGE, MUELLER HAS TO GO THROUGH WHITTAKER >> Reporter: WHITTAKER HAS AUTHORITY TO FIRE MUELLER BUT ONLY FOR CAUSE LIKE MISCONDUCT NO WORD TONIGHT ON ROSENSTEIN'S FUTURE, HE WAS ON THE JOB TODAY ATTENDING A PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED WHITE HOUSE MEETING PETE WILLIAMS, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> Reporter: I'M HALLIE JACKSON AND TONIGHT, AFTER THE HIGH PROFILE FIRING, DEMOCRATS ARE FIRING BACK

>> ANY ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHETHER THIS ONE OR ANOTHER ONE SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO INTERFERE WITH THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION IN ANY WAY >> Reporter: THE TOP DEMOCRAT ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TWEETING, AMERICANS MUST HAVE ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY ABOUT SESSIONS' DEPARTURE, ADDING WE WILL BE HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE DEMOCRATS CAN DO THAT NOW THAT THEY ARE GETTING CONTROL OF THE HOUSE BUT IN THE SENATE, PRESIDENT TRUMP STILL HOLDS THE CARDS SINCE HIS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY GIVES HIM THE VOTES TO CONFIRM A NEW PICK >> I'M DISAPPOINTED IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR MANY REASONS >> Reporter: IT'S NO SECRET THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT BEEN HAPPY WITH SESSIONS VENTING ABOUT HIM OVER AND OVER STEMMING FROM WHAT THE PRESIDENT PERCEIVES AS HIS ORIGINAL SIN, RECUSAL FROM THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

INITIALLY, REPUBLICANS PUT UP A FIGHT >> IF JEFF SESSIONS IS FIRED, THERE WILL BE HOLY HELL TO PAY >> Reporter: THAT'S CHANGED IN THE LAST YEAR WITH THE RELUCTANT ACCEPTANCE THE RELATIONSHIP IS BEYOND REPAIR SPECULATIONS SWIRLING OVER WHO THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL COULD BE >> WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL? IF ASKED, WOULD YOU SERVE? >> NO, NO, NO

>> Reporter: SESSIONS' DEPARTURE NOT A SURPRISE BUT STILL SENDING SHOCK WAVES THROUGH WASHINGTON HALLIE JACKSON, NBC NEWS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP GAVE NO HINT SESSIONS WAS ON HIS WAY OUT WHEN HE SPOKE WITH REPORTERS EARLIER IN THE DAY IN AN EXPLOSIVE POST MIDTERM NEWS CONFERENCE THAT SAW HIM LASHING OUT AT A FAVORITE TARGET OUR PETER ALEXANDER WAS IN THE ROOM >> Reporter: HOURS AFTER REPUBLICANS LOST CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND EXPANDED THEIR MAJORITY IN THE SENATE, A DEFIANT PRESIDENT TRUMP FRAMED THE VOTERS' VERDICT AS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS FOR HIMSELF

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY CLOSE TO COMPLETE VICTORY >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT MOCKING EIGHT DEFEATED MEMBERS OF HIS PARTY WHO REFUSED TO EMBRACE HIM >> CARLOS CUBELLA, MIKE KAUFMAN, MIA LOVE GAVE ME NO LOVE AND SHE LOST TOO BAD, SORRY ABOUT THAT, MIA >> Reporter: TAKING A SWIPE AT OUT GOING ARIZONA SENATOR JEFF FLAKE, TOO

>> I RETIRED HIM I'M VERY PROUD I DID THE COUNTRY A GREAT SERVICE >> Reporter: IN A COMBATIVE 87-MINUTE NEWS CONFERENCE, THE PRESIDENT APPEARED TO BE WILLING TO RESET HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DEMOCRATS PRAISING NANCY PELOSI >> IT COULD BE A BEAUTIFUL BIPARTISAN SITUATION

WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON ON INFRASTRUCTURE WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING ON HEALTH CARE THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS WE COULD DO TOGETHER >> Reporter: BUT THREATENING TO RETALIATE IF DEMOCRATS USE SUBPOENA POWER TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATIONS INTO HIS ADMINISTRATION >> IF THEY DO THAT, ALL OF THIS IS A WAR-LIKE POSTURE

IT COULD SEE IT BEING EXTREMELY GOOD POLITICALLY BECAUSE I THINK I'M BETTER AT THAT GAME >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP BRUSHING OFF THE 11th HOUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES INCLUDING A VOW TO END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP AND HIS RESPONSIBILITY FUEL ING A DIVISIVE ENVIRONMENT STOKING FEARS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BUT WHEN PRESSED BY NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER ABOUT HIS ROLE AS A MORAL LEADER >> I THINK I'M A GREAT MORAL LEADER, AND I LOVE OUR COUNTRY >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT AT TIMES ANGRY SPARRING WITH JOURNALISTS >> YOU PLEASE SIT DOWN

>> Reporter: INCLUDING A BLACK REPORTER ASKING WHETHER HE'S EMBOLDENED WHITE NATIONALISTS >> I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'D SAY THAT THAT'S A RACIST QUESTION >> Reporter: AND CLASHING WITH A TV CORRESPONDENT THAT KEPT PRESSING HIM AS HE TRIED TO MOVE ON >> YOU'RE A RUDE, TERRIBLE PERSON

YOU SHOULDN'T BE WORKING WITH CNN >> IN JIM'S DEFENSE, HE'S A GREAT REPORTER >> I'M NOT A FAN OF YOURS, EITHER >> WHY ARE YOU PITTING AMERICANS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER? >> PETER, ARE YOU TRYING TO BE HIM? >> NO, I'M ASKING A QUESTION >> THEY ARE VERY WEAK ON CRIME

>> THE QUESTION IS WHY ARE YOU PITTING AMERICANS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, SIR? >> I'M NOT >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S BIGGEST BIGGEST TAKE AWAY, PEOPLE LIKE HIM IN HIS WORDS DESPITE EXIT POLLS SHOWED 54% OF VOTERS DISAPPROVED OF HIS PERFORMANCE AS PRESIDENT, LESTER? >>> THE PRESIDENT HAS TO WORK IN THE FRAME WORK OF A DIVIDED DEMOCRAT WITH DEMOCRATS RIDING HIGH AFTER RIDING THE HOUSE AND REPUBLICANS EXPANDING THEIR MAJORITY IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS THAT SAW POLITICAL NEWCOMERS CHARTING HISTORY WE HAVE COVERAGE WITH NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER >> Reporter: IT WASN'T THE BLUE WAVE DEMOCRATS WERE HOPING FOR, BUT STILL A BIG VICTORY AS OF TONIGHT, PICKING UP 28 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TAKING BACK CONTROL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS DEMOCRATS GETTING SUBPOENA POWER, THE ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE THE PRESIDENT

LEADER NANCY PELOSI WAS ASKED WILL THAT START BIPARTISANSHIP? >> THIS DOESN'T MEAN WE GO LOOKING FOR A FIGHT BUT IF WE SEE A NEED TO GO FORWARD, WE WILL >> Reporter: IN THE SENATE, THE PRESIDENT BUCKING HISTORY HIS PARTY EXPANDING MAJORITY GAINING SEATS, BEATING DEMOCRATS IN RED STATES LIKE INDIANA, NORTH CAROLINA AND MISSOURI AFTER THE PRESIDENT TARGETED MANY OF THOSE RACES >> IN A SENSE, I AM ON THE TICKET YOU GOT TO GO OUT TO VOTE

>> I WANT TO THANK THE PRESIDENT HE WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL TO US >> Reporter: TONIGHT, SOME KEY RACES ARE UP IN THE AIR IN ARIZONA, MARTHA MCSALLY AND KYRSTEN SINEMA TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN FLORIDA BILL NELSON CALLING FOR A RECOUNT TRAILING REPUBLICAN RICK SCOTT

DEMOCRATS WINNING IN SEVEN GOVERNOR'S RACES BUT LOSING KEY 2020 STATES LIKE OHIO AND FLORIDA AND IN THAT CONTENTIOUS GOVERNOR'S RACE IN GEORGIA, DEMOCRAT STACY ABRAMS IS BEHIND BUT NOT CONCEDING >> THERE ARE VOICES THAT ARE WAITING TO BE HEARD >> Reporter: ELECTION NIGHT DRAMA STILL PLAYING OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY KRISTEN WELKER, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> THIS IS KASIE HUNT ON CAPITOL HILL WHERE HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BE MADE

THE NEWEST CONGRESS FEATURING MORE THAN 100 WOMEN, A NEW RECORD AMONG THEM, THE FIRST MUSLIM WOMEN, MICHIGAN'S AND MINNESOTA'S >> HERE IN MINNESOTA WE DON'T ONLY WELCOME IMMIGRANTS, WE SEND THEM TO WASHINGTON >> Reporter: ALSO WINNING, NEW YORK DEMOCRAT ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ AT 29, THE YOUNGEST WOMAN EVER ELECTED TO CONGRESS, THEN THERE IS DEB HAALAND AND SHARICE DAVIS

THE FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN >> DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, DOING WHAT IS JUST IS NEVER A PARTISAN ISSUE >> Reporter: OTHER VETERANS INCLUDE GREG PENCE, THE BROTHER OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, AND DAN CRENSHAW, ONE OF THE FIRST MA LEAN — REPUBLICANS ELECTED AND A FRESH FACE TO CONGRESS, ONE OF THE MOST FAMILIAR, THE STATE'S NEWEST SENATOR MITT ROMNEY >> I WILL BE ONLY ONE OF 100 UNITED STATES SENATORS, BUT I BELIEVE ONE PERSON DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME CAN HAVE A LASTING IMPACT >> Reporter: KASIE HUNT, NBC NEWS, THE CAPITOL

>>> TONIGHT, THE FAA ISSUED AN EMERGENCY ORDER REQUIRING AIRLINES THAT FLY A POPULAR NEW BOEING PLANE TO FOLLOW AN URGENT SAFETY ALERT AFTER LAST WEEK'S FATAL PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED 189 PEOPLE IN INDONESIA NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS LATE DETAILS >> Reporter: IT'S A BEST SELLER FOR BOEING, THE 737 MAX IS THE LATEST MOST SOPHISTICATED MODEL YET NOW AN URGENT SAFETY DIRECTIVE AFFECTING ALL 246 PLANES WORLDWIDE, 45 OF THEM IN THE US

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PILOTS OF THE DOOMED FLIGHT STRUGGLED TO KEEP THE PLANE IN THE AIR, PULLING THE NOSE UP AS THE PLANE'S COMPUTERS PUSHED IT INTO A FATAL DIVE >> THE COMPUTER INTRODUCED A NOSE DOWN COMMAND AND THE PILOTS FOUGHT IT THEY ARE TRYING TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE THE COMPUTER CONTINUES AND THE COMPUTER AT THIS POINT HAS A MORE POWERFUL FLIGHT CONTROL AND EVENTUALLY THE PILOTS LOSE THE BATTLE >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE ONE OF THE PLANE'S SENSORS WAS SENDING BAD DATA

THE COMPUTERS PUSHED THE NOSE FORWARD TO PICK UP SPEED AND AVOID A STALL INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT SAME SENSOR WAS REPLACED JUST A DAY BEFORE AFTER AIR SPEED INDICATORS MALFUNCTIONED ON PREVIOUS FLIGHTS >> WE'RE PROVIDING OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO THE INDONESIA INVESTIGATING AUTHORITIES >> Reporter: AN FAA EMERGENCY ORDER REMINDING PILOTS WHAT TO DO IN SIMILAR EMERGENCIES, SIMPLY SWITCH OFF THE ELECTRIC STABILIZER TRIM SYSTEM >> INVESTIGATORS INCLUDING BOEING ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THIS CREW IS PROPERLY TRAINED AND OF COURSE, BOEING WILL HAVE TO FOCUS ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE A SOFTWARE OR TECHNICAL ISSUE

>> Reporter: TONIGHT, AMERICAN, SOUTHWEST AND UNITED AIRLINES SAY THEY ARE COMPILING WITH THE FAA ORDER NONE REPORTING ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIR 737s, LESTER? >> TOM COSTELLO, THANK YOU >>> TO AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE TWO YEARS AGO WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A HUSBAND WRITING A LETTER THANKING THE MEDICAL STAFF THAT CARED FOR HIS WIFE IN THE FINAL DAYS TURNS OUT, THERE WAS MUCH MORE TO THE STORY AND TONIGHT HE SPEAKS OUT TO KATE SNOW WITH AN URGENT CARE TO ACTION TO PREVENT ANOTHER TRAGEDY AND A WARNING, SOME OF WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO HEAR AND SEE IS DISTURBING

>> Reporter: 34-YEAR-OLD LAURA LIVED TO HIKE, TRAVEL, WORKOUT >> LAURA IS MY BEST FRIEND SHE WAS THIS PERSON WHO WANTED TO — HAD SO MUCH LIFE IN HER >> Reporter: LAURA AND HER HUSBAND WERE APART THE NIGHT SHE HAD A DEADLY ASTHMA ATTACK AFTER LAURA'S DEATH, HE WAS TOLD SHE CALLED 911 THAT NIGHT BUT THEY COULDN'T FIND HER

>> THE STORY I WAS TOLD WAS NOT THE WHOLE STORY >> Reporter: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OBTAINED SHOWS LAURA WAS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE SUMMERVILLE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM WHAT HAPPENED TO HER? >> OUR ENTIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM FAILED HER THERE WERE TEN COIN FLIPS AND SHE LOST EVERY ONE >> Reporter: FOR THE PAST TEN MONTHS, HE SCOURED REPORTS AND RECORDS

4:21 AM LAURA ARRIVED WITH NO SIGN HEALTHCARE REFORMING THE EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCE, SHE WALKED TO A LIGHTED ENTRANCE AND FOUND IT LOCKED >> FINDING THAT DOOR LOCKED, I'M SURE SHE BEGAN TO PANIC >> Reporter: THAT MAKES ASTHMA WORSE? >> YES

>> Reporter: SHE CALLED 911 >> I'M HAVING AN ASTHMA ATTACK, I'M DYING >> Reporter: HER CALL WENT TO A REGIONAL STATE POLICE DISPATCH CENTER ABOUT 18 MILES AWAY >> I'M JUST AT THE DOOR, I FEEL LIKE I'M DYING >> Reporter: THE REGIONAL OPERATOR PASSED THE CALL TO LOCAL POLICE, BUT NOT CRUCIAL DETAILS LIKE EXACTLY WHERE SHE WAS

WHY CAN'T THE OPERATOR JUST CALL THE HOSPITAL ER AND SAY THERE IS SOMEONE RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR? >> I KNOW THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN — THAT WOULD HAVE MAYBE SAVED HER >> Reporter: EVENTUALLY, AN E

R NURSE STEPPED OUTSIDE TO LOOK FOR LAURA FOR 12 SECONDS BUT NEVER SAW HER ON A BENCH 70 FEET AWAY FIVE MINUTES LATER, A FIREFIGHTER FINALLY FOUND LAURA AND GAVE HER CPR SHE DIED ABOUT A WEEK LATER CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE SAID THEY DID NOT MEET THE HIGH STANDARDS FOR CHANCE — TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES WE'RE DEEPLY SORRY >> IF WE SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING SHE WOULD WANT MORE >> Reporter: A GRIEVING HUSBAND HOPING FOR CHANGE KATE SNOW, NBC NEWS, BOSTON

>> WHAT A HEARTBREAKING TRAGEDY >>> TONIGHT, MILLIONS ARE BRACING FOR THE COLDEST BLAST OF THE SEASON SO FAR, UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES SET IN LATER THIS WEEK SOME HIGHS COULD BE 25 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR BUNDLE UP, WINTER, AS THEY SAY, IS COMING >>> ALSO AHEAD, THE URGENT SEARCH FOR A TEEN ABDUCTED OUTSIDE HER HOME

ALSO, GIRL SCOUTS VERSUS BOY SCOUTS, WHY >>> WE'RE BACK WITH AN URGENT SEARCH IN NORTH CAROLINA THE FBI TRYING TO FIND A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS APPARENTLY KIDNAPPED RIGHT OUTSIDE HER HOME HERE IS NBC NEWS' GABE GUTIERREZ >> Reporter: THE LAST THING HER FAMILY HEARD FROM HER WERE THE SCREAMS, HER LITTLE SISTER WAS OUTSIDE HER HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA WHEN SHE SAYS SHE WENT OUT TO START THE FAMILY SUV EARLY MONDAY MORNING BEFORE SCHOOL >> THEY TOOK HER AWAY, WE COULDN'T HEAR HER

WE COULDN'T HEAR HER SHE TOLD US WE WERE OVER THERE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED >> Reporter: A WITNESS TELLS POLICE THAT A MAN DRESSED IN BLACK AND WEARING A YELLOW BANDANNA FORCED THE 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL INTO THE VEHICLE AND DROVE AWAY >> MALE JUST CAME AND STOLE THE TRUCK, LEFT IN THE TRUCK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR, ALSO >> HE HAD A HOODIE WITH A THING ON TOP

>> Reporter: TONIGHT, AN AMBER ALERT IS IN EFFECT AND AUTHORITIES ARE FRANTICALLY SEARCHING FOR THAT SUV SPOTTED ON NEWLY RELEASED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO >> EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN A CHILD IS MISSING >> Reporter: THE FBI NOW OFFERING A $15,000 REWARD >> PLEASE DO NOT BE AFRAID TO TALK TO US WE ONLY WANT TO FIND HER

>> Reporter: AS THE EIGHTH GRADER'S FAMILY PLEADS FOR HER SAFE RETURN GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS >>> AFTER THE BREAK, WHY THE GIRL SCOUTS TOLD THE BOY SCOUTS SEE YOU IN COURT >>> WE'RE BACK TO TELL YOU ABOUT A TURN PITTING A FIGHT OF TWO ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST EACH OTHER THE GIRL SCOUTS VERSUS THE BOY SCOUTS

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA IS CHANGING THE NAME FOR KIDS AGES 11-17 AND THAT LED TO A LAWSUIT HERE IS KRISTEN DAHLGREN >> Reporter: THE FEUD BETWEEN THE BOY AND GIRL SCOUTS IS GETTING UGLY IN A TRADEMARK LAWSUIT, THE GIRL SCOUTS SAY PLANNING TO DROP BOY FROM ITS NAME AND ALLOWING GIRLS TO JOIN, THE BOY SCOUTS ARE CAUSING CONFUSION, MARGINALIZING THE GIRL SCOUTS AND MISLEADING SOME INTO THINKING THE GROUPS MERGED IN 2019 BOY SCOUTS WILL ALLOW GIRLS

CUB SCOUTS ARE ALREADY INCLUDING GIRLS LIKE 8-YEAR-OLD LILY IN OHIO >> I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD HAVE GROUPS LABELED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS THEY SHOULD BE OPEN TO EVERYBODY SO EVERYBODY CAN HAVE THAT UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT FITS THEM BEST >> Reporter: IN RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA SAY WE APPLAUD EVERY ORGANIZATION THAT BUILDS CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP INCLUDING THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA AND BELIEVE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH TO SERVE YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITIES

AS THE CASE GOES TO COURT, DON'T EXPECT THE GROUPS TO SING BY A CAMPFIRE ANY TIME SOON KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> COMING UP NEXT, HOW AMERICANS MADE LAST NIGHT A RECORD BREAKER >> Announcer: "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY PACIFIC LIFE PROTECTING GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES FOR 150 YEARS

THAT'S THE POWER OF PACIFIC >>> THE NUMBERS ARE INSPIRING, AT LEAST 20 MILLION MORE AMERICANS VOTED LAST NIGHT COMPARED TO 2014 NO MATTER WHETHER YOUR CANDIDATES WON OR LOSS, THE MASSIVE TURNOUT IS SOMETHING WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE HERE IS HARRY SMITH >> Reporter: THE WORDS WE'RE PRETTY SURE YOU DIDN'T HEAR YESTERDAY WERE LOW VOTER TURNOUT

NO, AMERICANS WENT TO THE POLLS AND PROUDLY DISPLAYED VOTING STICKERS AND THE EXPERIMENT IN REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WAS TRENDING WHERE STICKERS RAN OUT, PEOPLE CREATED THEIR OWN THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE SEEN IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A SIGN OF THEIR PARTICIPATION PEOPLE USED TO SAY IF