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join us tonight. have a great evening. tonight, joining forces. donald trump calling d cruz and john kasich pathetic for their unprecedented teamup to take him down. > search for motive as a d manhunt continues. e discovery that may explain why eight ohio family members were all executed. > seve storms. baseball-sized hail, lightning, fires and tornadoes. io at risk this evening, and the threat is just > poisoning risk. the alarming rise in children accidently eating these products, with potential deadly consequences. and is lemonade sweet or sour for music fans. beyonce's new album, and more controversy,
does it call out husband jay-z for cheating. "night >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarte in new , this is "nbc nightly good evening. if you can't beat him to the finish line, then just move the finish line. that seems to best sum up a deal republican candidates ted cruz and john kasich have struck with each other in an effort to deny donald trump the nomination. it has trump fired up and firing back tonight against what calls a rigged system. the two underdogs have agreed to concede states to the other to keep trump from reaching the delegates needed to clinch it. as our halle jackson tells us, it's a high-risk strategy with a questionable outcome. feeding off his new opponents' alliance against him, trump needed just a single word. >> where they collude. >> collude. >> they colluded and
actually i was happy. because it shows how weak they are. it shows how pathetic they are. >> reporter: the deal between john kasich and ted cruz locked down sunday. kasich won't campaign in indiana to give cruz a better shot to beat donald trump there. cr won't compete in new mexico a oregon, to boost kasich's chances. john kasich has decided to pull out of indiana to give us a head-to-head contest with donald trump. >> donald trump is saying you are colludin >> i understand that donald will whine. that's what he does. >> reporter: but the collaboration isn't so clear-cut. john kasich today not telling indiana voters pick cruz. >> they ought to vote for me. but i'm not over there campaigning and resources. >> r near indianapolis, john cast his ballot early for the governor. even if kasich backers decided to go for cruz, would it really stop trump in indiana? the latest poll in
indiana shows him in first, followed by his rivals. in theory, if voters buy in, kasich supporters could help put cruz over the edge. t back up. 22% of kasich supporters say trump is actually their second choice. so even with the so-called alliance, there's no guarantee cruz would defeat trump in the hoosier state. play into donald trump's s to say that ever in the repu party, the establishment, is to gang up on him. >> rep trump, meanwhile, giving kasich at breakfast a taste of his newest attack. i have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. you want that for your p. >> reporter: kasich refused to respond to that trump insult. as members of the anti-trump movd t new it's too little tooer late. the cruz campaign feels confident they'll win indiana now. a top aide to carly
fiorina confirmed she's on the short list. halle, thanks. we turn to chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." let me pick up where halle staged the question, is it too little too late? >> it may be. but desperate reason number one was a financial reason. both of them are short of money. cruz and kasich. they can't afford to sort of play everywhere at this point to try to deny trump dollars. more importantly, all this outside money, you have a lot of big donors who are willing to participate in the never-trump movement. they feel if cruz and kasich were eating into each other's support base. so they wanted them to do this six weeks ago. and the thing is, tomorrow night, there are 50 extra delegates that trump is going to win, because they didn't do this sooner. so they had to do it, but it may be too little toolate. thank you, chuck. airing town hall doubleheader with the democratic candidates tonight at 8:00, 7:00
central. > intriguing new information is emerging from last week's murders of eight members of a single family in ohio. investigators chase leads and hunt down the killer or killers. discove of the murder scenes are now advancing the theory the killings could be .relate nbc's gabe gutierrez is there. >> reporter: tonight law enforcemt s from around ohio are converging on rural pike county. quess abo the motive now swirling as investigators reveal they found marijuana grow operation at three of the four crime scenes. one was an indoor facility with more 100 plants. the other two were outside. there's plenty of places for people to grow marijuana. we're also a very, very poor county, one of the poorest counties in the state of ohio, and people grow marijuana as a cash crop. investigators are also combing through social media and interviewing members of the extended roden family, which includes more 100 people in a county of less than
30,000. i think we can speculate what the motive was. yo can talk about revenge, you can talk about drug related. but frankly, we just don't know. >> repor in all, sheriff's deputies found eight of the relatives shot execution style, most while they slept in four separate homes miles apart. one was a nurse's aide. if you ril i want to know, that my daughter-in-la her father suspects whoever did this was no stranger, saying pit bulls on the property would have attacked an intruder. a police department reveals there were no signs of forced entry. manley's other daughter first called 911 after finding two the only survivors, 3-year-old boy, a 6-month-old boy, and hannah's baby girl found alive in her.
why do you think the young children were spared? >> my only guess, and i would be completely speculating, but theye not witnesses. >> reporter: tonight authorities aren't on whether have any potential suspects in the country's deadliest mass murder so far this year. this neighborhood remains sealed off. while they believe this family was specifically targeted, the local sheriff is urging anyone in the community who feels threatened to arm themselves. victim "a" who accused dennis hastert of sexually abusing him as a teenager is now suing hastert for nearly $2 million. this just two days before hastert is to be sentenced for lying to investigators about the alleged hush money he paid to nbc's stephanie gosk has the details. >> r the anonymous man who received payments from dennis hastert that prosecutors say was used as hush money is
now suing the former speaker of t. he said hastert sexually abused a man when he was just 14 years old, in a hotel room they shared during a wrestling camp. the m referd to in the complaint as james doe was not yet in high school. he's now suing for $1.8 million. the remainder of what the complaint s as an oral agreement that hastert was paid $3.5 million. the complaint said doe faced, among other things, severe panic attacks, bouts of depression, and long-term psychiatric treatment. toda his lawyer spoke publicly about her clie for the first time. he's a very private person and never sought out this kind of publicity. i can't tell you he's glad it came to light. >> reporter: the complaint claims james doe did not speak up at the time of the abuse because he was just a teenager and hastert was a trusted
adult and family friend. la for hastert d not have any cot today. in federal court on wednesday, the prosecutors will be recommending six in prison. but the judge could go higher. stephanie gosk, nbc news. a settlement was announced today in the fatal police shooting of rice, the 12-year-old cleveland boy whose death prompted national outre a year and a half ago. the city of cleveland will pay rice's family $6 million, while not admitting wrongdoing. a court still has to approve the sett. year, a grand jury decided not to indict the police r who said he thought a toy gun rice was carrying was real. parts of the midwest are on high alert this evening as a wave of severe and dangerous weather sweeps through the region, with the growing threat to damaging winds, hail and tornadoes. national corresponde mi almaguer is tracking it for us tonight. the baseball-sized hail in kansas was power full enough to break
windshields and rattle nerves. tonigh nearly 18 are in the danger zone, facing lightning, powerful winds, and taking cover from ex at least seven tornadoes already in the plains in the last 24 hours. sirens blaring, warning of twisters that can rip apart homes. two sto chasers were lightning sparked fires in several states, including minnesota, where one home was destroyed, a second damaged, with >> grabbed the kids, came over here, and as i turned around to look, the house was fully engulfed. >> rep the storm system in kansas headed toward chicago, one of several rounds of severe weather moving in. >> there's a large area in typical tornado alley down through central texas. we've got all the atmospheric ingredients comin
probably a tornado outbreak. tonig weather is on the move. tu miguel almague the so-called deflategate scandal is back in the headlines tonight. brady will have to sit out the first four games of the season after a federal appeals court today reinstated his suspension. reverses a federal judge's decision that criticized the nfl's that the tion in patriots purposely deflated footballs. brady said he's disappointed in the ruling and maintained he did nothing wrong. the u.s. is sending more troops into syria. president obama said he's expanding the military force in syria by sending 250 additional special operations troops to train and assist local forces f. this raises the u.s. troop presence in syria to 300, on top of the growing american footprint in iraq. r chief foreign correspondent richard engel tells us about
the strategy behind the move. >> r is stepping its military campaign against isis. a week ago, the pentagon announced that an extra 217 troops will go to iraq. d today, in what seemed like a rollout designed to soften the blow, the president said another 250 advisers will go to syria. what w they do? in military jargon, they're a small number of highly trained u.s. troops that help indigenous militias execute military operations. th a ghost in the machine. >> they will not be engaged in direct combat. they will not be on the front lines. i think the pentagon is trying to convince the public that a really small number of special forces and special operations forces can over a short period of time completely change the battlefield, the landscape, and that's not going to happen. >> rep at the group's peak in 2014, isis controlled large tentacles that stretched across iraq and syria. now the pentagon says
isis has been stripped of 40% of its territory. of e territory isis lost so far is in kurdish areas, and the kurds have long been friendly to washington. left is the hard part. winning over sunni arab territory, the base of isis support. analysts debate whether this drip, drip approach, and there could be more increases, has been effective, but they all seem to agree it's highly unlike there will be any major troop increases as long as this ad remains in office. >> richard, thank you. still ahead tonight, a new warning about the colorful laundry detergent pods. alarming rise in poisoning in action parents need to take. > the not so hidden message in beyonce's new album, why some fans are feeling left hey! this is lloyd. to prove to you that the better choice for him is aleve. he's agreed to give it up.
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co happen so quickly and so fast. >> reporter: unresponsive jill's 8-month-old daughter nearly died after ingesting a pod. >> holding her hand, in her small seemingly lifeless body, pumped with drugs, and literally pressing the bag to breathe for her. today new research published in pediatrics shows a 17% increase in the number of kids 6 and under exposed to laundry pods in just two years. according to national poison control centers, nearly 12,600 >> these children have come in in coma, they've stopped breathing. even had two deaths in the last two years. r: t danger isn't just to putting them in the mouth. the child gets it in their eye, they can have severe burns. >> repor it makes easy to do the wash. bu b so many of these are brightly colored, kids often mistake them for candy. a supervised play date at nationwide children's hospital in columbus demonstrated how many kids are easily drawn t.
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>> there was a lot more in there. and we worked really hard to get it out of him. tom took my notebook and he came out with a song called, what's your name. >> reporter: simple words, repetitive phrases, but no jarring sounds. l geared to the autistic brand. the result is "rock your speech" to develop speech skills kids with autism. >> when we look at individuals in scanners while they're listening to music, it's amazing how much of i networks talk to one another. rk y is a family affair. liam's sister writing her own song for the program. liam now 9 is speaking, is a performer, too. music is something that everybody can join in. >> reporter: a family bound by the universal language of music, now wanting to sha. anne thompson, nbc ws
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