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is rarely talked about and the hidden danger researchers say it poses. developing news tonight. donald trump's campaign manager arrested, charged with battery over an incident with reporter, police say grabbing her as she tried to ask trump a question. tonight the new video as trump goes on a tirade. hijacked. tonight inside the drama on board a threatened plane when pilots were forced to divert. passengers including americans held hostage by a man wearing what he said was a bomb. cracking the corrode. nbc news has learned who has been helping the fbi break into the san bernardino killer's iphone. blown away by tropical storm force winds, causing a major highway pile-up and a deadly rooftop plunge. and remembering patty duke, the beloved star has died. tonight tributes pouring in from
friends, fans and her famous sons. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. donald trump is standing by his man tonight even though his man, campaign manager cory loon doisk, has been charged with battery against a report. it began as a he said -- she said when reporter michelle fields claimed lewandowski man handled her at a campaign event. he denied it and said she was delusion a. but then there is the tale of the tape, and police say what they saw on that tape was real, leaving the architect of trump's bid for the white house in hot water and bolstering concerns about the tone and climate of this campaign. nbc's peter alexander has details. >> reporter: police say the crime was caught on tape. this close-circuit video shows donald trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski grabbing former breitbart
reporter michelle fields, lewandowski facing a charge for battery or unwanted touching, a misdemeanor and it details an audio recording from the iphone last night. i can't believe he just did, that fields said. that was so hard. was that corey? lewandowski turned himself in and was released. his lawyers insist he's absolutely innocent. this afternoon trump defended his top aide. >> she was running up and grabbing and asking questions and she wasn't supposed to be doing that, and i think he should -- i told him. you should never settle this case. you should go all the way. i think they have really hurt a very good person. >> reporter: at the time fields tweeted this picture of her bruised arm tweeting i guess these just magically appeared on me. so weird. lewandowski denied fields' account calling her totally delusional adding i never touched you. today fields and trump going back and forth on twitter. trump asking why aren't people looking at this reporter's earliest statement? fields responding my story never changed. seriously, just stop
lying. aboard his jet trump mocked fields and stop by loon dousky. >> i'm sticking up for a person because i'm not going to let a person's life be destroyed. >> reporter: trump's hard-charging deputies had a series of run-ins with protesters recently grabbing one man by the collar and the press, threatening to confiscate a media's credentials unless they leave the assigned area. they have received unwanted verbal overtures suggesting them as belittle and the campaign denied such behavior calling them baseless. in 1999 lewandowski, then a congressional staffer, was arrested after entering a congressional office building with a loaded weapon. ultimately the supreme court denied his effort to get the gun back, but he was acquitted of any wrongdoing. based on florida law, if convicted, corey lewandowski could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and the state attorney's office here in florida tells nbc news for a first-time offender that type of sentence,
lester, would be highly unusual. >> peter, as you just showed us, trump is vowing to stand by his campaign manager and says he does not, quote, discard people. nbc's katy tur has followed the trump campaign since the very beginning. katy, any surprise that trump is not backing down here? >> reporter: i don't think we should be surprised by this at all. trump has given every indication that he is standing by cory lown dusky. take the progression on this incident alone. first donald trump said he absolutely this did not happen and then there would be video to prove if it did happen and then he said that michelle fields is the one who started it. it's the same sort of pushback i got from donald trump when i asked him if there would be consequences if these allegations turned out to be true. now the question is will there be consequences at the voting booth here in wisconsin? as trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski faces a battery charge. >> thank you. >> reporter: donald trump charged on, campaigning in wisconsin today. standing by his
right-hand man just as he did in the days after the alleged incident. >> so, you know, they had a lot of cameras there. i mean, if somebody went down, there would be pictures. everybody has pictures. >> reporter: if it comes to light that something did happen, are you going to do something about it? there will be some sort of punishment? >> suppose it comes to nothing to light happened, will you apologize to him. >> reporter: loon doufrky has been seen by trump's side since the beginning and he's on the vernal of leading trump to the nomination, by doing what many wouldn't, letting trump be trump and as such the never back down campaign is sill not backing down, and neither are his supporters. >> politics is a blood sport. >> nfl players get away with it all the time. >> reporter: but his rivals sense an opening. >> it's a very sad development and this is the consequence of the culture of the trump campaign. >> when we see things that are very disturbing, we then take action, and i think that's what needs to be done. >> reporter: republican hopefuls converging on
wisconsin. >> because if we win wisconsin, it's -- it's like going to be over, pretty much over. >> reporter: a wild card state. trump has the advantage of an open primary where anyone can change parties and same-day votes, but ted cruz leads polling, and today got the endorsement of governor scott walker on a local radio program. >> i just fundamentally believe in a he's a constitutional conservative. >> reporter: gop insiders warning if there was ever a chance to stop trump, wisconsin is it. loon doufrky, the charges against lewandowski come at a particularly bad time for donald trump who is facing a significant gender gap. 70% of women nationally say they have an unfavorable view of donald trump. it's hard to imagine how allegations like these help that cause. as for his support here, i smoke to supporter after supporter who told me that frankly stuff like this just didn't matter to them. lester? >> all right, katy, thank you. now that hostage crisis overseas in which americans were among those aboard an egypt air flight to cairo hijacked by a
man claiming he was wearing a bomb. he forced the pilots to divert, setting in motion a dramatic standoff that played out for hours amid everyone's worst fears until an egyptian official told the media, quote, he's not a terrorist. he's an idiot. nbc's gabe gutierrez explains and takes us inside the drama on board. >> reporter: the scenario was horrifying, a commercial jet hijacked, one of its pastures pictured here on the plane with a belt he claimed was filled with explosives. the drama unfolding on egypt air flight ms-181. at 6:31 a.m. eastern time it took off from alexandria bound from cairo and the hijacker, seif eldin mustafa, demanded it be diverted to egypt. there were eight americans on board, most soon released, walking walk down down the runway with their luggage. one of the pilots scrambled out of the cockpit window as negotiators pleaded
with the hijacker to release the remaining hostages. at 2:40 local time he surrendered but not before taking this selfie with a passenger. that explosive belt, fake. the plane's captain saying tonight thing god we're all safe. >> from the information that we have right now this could have occurred at many different airports all throughout the world. >> surveillance shid showing the suspect passing right through security. tonight authorities say this high jaerk's motive is unclear, but at one point he demanded to speak with his ex-wife who lives in cypress. >> it's not something we has to do with terrorism. >> reporter: a bizarre high-stakes hoax with the world watching. the hijacker is due in court here tomorrow. as for the passengers, no one was injured and most were flown to cairo just a short time ago.
lester? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. the mystery may be solved in which the fbi will drop its case against apple. nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer has more. >> reporter: four months after the san bernardino terror attack, investigators finally have access to the work cell phone of gun money syed farook. according to industry sources, the fbi has been getting help from this israeli company, celebreit, experts in computer forensics with tools to unlock data from the iphone 5s. >> it's not about everybody's phones. >> reporter: daniel gilmore, a tech expert with the aclu, says many knowledgeable hackers could have gained access. >> someone has physical access to a device and they have an unlimited amount of
time and money then they will get to that data on that device. >> gilmore says the fbi was trying to set precedent by going public and taking apple to court. across the country law enforcement has hundreds of cases from case where investigators desperately want access indeed locked smart phones. the cap will continue to work with investigators but people around the world allow data protect security and privacy and one says i am sfoid that we have access to more answers than we we did before. >> the fbi has shown there's a way of getting in, and that will make people feel insecure. >> reporter: tonight it's unclear what information, if any, will come from syed farook's iphone and would the fbi will tell apple how it hacked it had so the tech giant can make the rest of their devices used by hundreds of millions of us more severe. tant we have the first
tie at the supreme court court since the death of justice scalia. the case comes as president obama's nominee to fill the court vacancy was meeting a republican senator. our justice correspondent pete williams is at the court to tell us more. pet? >> reporter: lester, the tie is a big boost for unions representing millions of the nation's public employees, teachers, nurses, firefighters, police and in roughly half the states. a group of california teachers challenged the requirement that public employees who don't want to join a uni-of-union still have to pay a share of union dues to cover the cost of negotiating contracts, but the tie leaves a lower court ruling in place in favor of the unions. and tonight a sign of another possible tie, the supreme court ordering lawyers in the obamacare case to address a possible compromise. it would give contraceptive coverage of religiously affiliated groups without making them
complicit and the first meeting today with a republican senator, mayorik garland's home state representative. >> emergency evacuations overseas and the u.s. pentagon is ordering the evacuation of diplomats and families in such turkey because of increased terror threats. the move affects several americans. there are new fears in pakistan after that deadly easter terror attack and a busy playground. family speaking out concerned that police there aren't prepared to prevent another one. most of the victims killed were children and many others were injured. our bill neely goes inside the hospital where young survivors fight to recover. >> reporter: 3-year-old shabaz burned by the bomb blast is brave beyond his years. what he doesn't know is both his parents
were also killed. this is a hospital of heartbreak. this ward is absolutely crammed with children and adults. the youngest chilled here is just 18 months old. hardest of all to understand is that they were deliberately targeted. the bomber chose a fun park full of christians celebrating easter. the park is a crime scene now, children's shoes and bags left behind. today the park is killed only with blood trails and broken glass and when the bomb exploded this was packed with excited children, queueing for tickets and ready to ride, but in among them right there was a suicide bomber. protests at the pbl today and in jigs -- >> reporter: thousands of suspects were rounded up across today and no one is charged with the
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this evening tributes are pouring in from hollywood and far beyond after the sad news today of the death of patty duke, the beloved child star who went on to a decades long legendary career on stage and screen, winning an oscar, serving as president of the screen actor's guild and going public with her very personal battle in helping so many others. her family says she passed away early this morning at the age of 69. nbc's cynthia mcfadden looks back. ♪ >> reporter: if you were a television fans in the 1960s the theme of "the patty duke show" is the sure to bring a smile ♪ what a crazy time ♪ >> reporter: she said not long ago that people still approach her in airports and sing the whole thing. her first starring role had come at the age of 12, dazzling broadway as helen keller in "the miracle worker."
four years later she won the academy award for her film portrayal of the blind girl. at the time the youngest person to ever win. it is the story that defined her career. in her 30s she took on the role of keller's teacher, annie sullivan for television, this time wing an emmy. she married four times, most familious to john aston who played gomes on "the addams family." they raised two sons. both became actors, but he says the love of her life was her husband of the last 30 years michael pearce with whom she adopted a sone. while together she wrote an autobiography about her struggles as a child and her battle with bipolar disease. the first celebrity to go public with that diagnosis, she became a powerful advocate for others with mental illness. >> i can now kind of look back from the grandma share and say
it's a good life. >> reporter: playing many starring roles in one lifetime. cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. >> and that will do it for us on a tuesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. khloe kardashian's new nightmare. lamar odom caught boozing in a bar. >> his secret binge before church, now on "extra". lamar odom off the wagon? five months after his
near-deadly o.d., khloe's on again off again man sneaks into an l.a. bar. >> what sources saw him drinking before meeting khloe and the kids for easter services. donald trump back stabbed. why a former strategist is comparing him to sanjaya from "american idol." plus -- >> ted cruz and trump have been going at it about each other's wives. what do you make of that? >> trump talk takes over "dancing with the stars" as geraldo turns 50 shades of donald. >> what do you think he wou think of your performance tonight? breaking couples news. charlize theron's new interview about her split from sean penn. did he almost adopt her son? then, james corden's car pool karaoke goes primetime with j-lo. >> we'll do something that we've never done before. >> stop it. >> plus, j-lo's new truth or dare confession. >> sexting. and the boss