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a top aide fired. tonight is donald trump unstoppable? cosby's wife forced to testify as her husband's accusers take him to court. what did she know? cancer risk. from floors in so many homes across the country. the cdc says the tic danger is worse than was first reported. and 106 years old with moves better than most teens. tonight we talked to the woman so excited at the white house she broke out her dance movess with the president. "nightly news" begins right now." >> announcer: from nbc news world headququters in new york, this the "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. uber says tonight there were no red flags, no warnings about the michigan driver who was formally c crged thihi afternoonnith the murders of six people while he was on the job in the kalamazoo area on saturday night. a father and a son are among the dead.
wounded in theizarre and apparently random shooting spree that according to the prosecutor james dalton has admitted to, but there is still no answer as to why. nbc's blake mccoy was at today owes arraignment and has detailil >> reporter: accusus kalamazoo shooter jason dalton appearing in court via clickit tv this afternoon. >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> reporter: 45-year-old father of two has been charged with 16 felonies, including six counts of murder. >> there is videotapes of these incidences. he walked up on these them. >> reporter: motive for the seemingly random k klings remains unclear, but detectives say dalton involved. eight people shot in three separate locations over nearly five hours. it began at an apartment complex around 6:00 p.m. saturday where tiana carruthers, a mother of two was shot multiple times and managed to identify dalton as the shooter survive.
18-year-old son tyler were killed at a car dealership about four hours later. rich's wife lori posting on facebook today saying my heart is shattered, literally and utterly crushed into tiny pieces. and in a nearby parking lot four women killed, including 67-year-old mary lou nye. >> i don't know how i'm going to explain to to me son who doesn't get to see his grandmother again. >> reporter: final victim, a 14-year-old girl, remains in critical condition. initially pronounced dead doctors when preparing for organ donation when she suddenly squeezed her motherer han. her parents are asking for privacy saying our daughter's prognosis is uncertain as she her life. dalton with no criminal record had had a high uber rating before saturday. >> we're working to enforcement investigation. gps logs. >> reporter: several passengers have come showing dalton gave them rides even after the s soting began. oneean says he took
family because he heard about the shootings and thought it would be safer than walking. >> i kind of jokingly said to thedriver, you're not the shooter, are you? he shook his head and said no. >> reporter: for an entire community the randomness of the attacks is still difficult to comprehend comprehend. uber confirms dalton did pass a background check, and theompany says ittas no plans to change its procedures in the wake of these shootings. also tonight, we are hearing from the accused shooter's family for the first time. they say they are deeply sorry and will fully cooperate to learn how and why this happened. lester? >> blake mccoy in michigan tonight, thank you. now to that breaking news in the race for president. a ske-up in the ted cruz xarn. one of his top aides red after spreading misinformation about marco rubio, but as those campaigns squabble, donald trump is surging, locking up delegates and time is rapidly running out for his opponents to stop him. all of it as hillary clinton regains steam and bernie sanders
we have all of it for you starting with nbc's hallie jackson covering the gop in vegas. >> reporter: hi, lester. were it anybody else besides donald trump, he'd be considered a near lock for the nomination. many in the seeming stunned. this now looks like trump's race to lose, but marco rubio and ted cruz hope to stop him with cruz tonight dealing with his own new campaign drama. a startling shake-up for ted cruzuz firirg his top aide for tweeting this inaccurate video, wrongly suggesting marco rubio dismissed the bible. >> i had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with a very highest standarar of integrity. if other candidates choose to go into the gutter, we will not do the same. >> reporter: cruz hoping toove past attacks from competitors that he's up to, quote, dirty tricks inn donald trump's words, the front-runner wasting no time pouncing as he begins to take on an heir of inest 5b89. >> isn't that right.
favorite to win in nevada tomorrow, fresh off his victory in south carolina. >> the establishment $& of the republican party is waking up to the fact that within a couple of weeks donald trump could be unstoppable, fully in control in the republic nominee. >> reporter: for the establishment, the alarm now going off, and it's rubio set to benefit. today alone picking up support from gop leaders like bob dole, orrin hatch and tim pawlenty. >> as the field continues to narrow the n nbers are going to get a lot more competitive, and that's going to open the door i think for at least one other candidate to successfully challenge donald trump. >> reporter: but history is on trump's side no. modern republican has ever won new hampshire and south carolina and then lost the nomination. some now starting to accept reality. >> got the momentum, i think there's more than a 50% chance that he's the nominee and that's what's setting in for a lot of sneem. >> reporter: do you think you could work with donald trump? >> i could work with him. >> any conversation of stopping donald trump,
who would stop him. >> reporter: cruz has to take texas and do well in other states to topple trump. rubio needs a win somewhere, looking for in florida, but even that may not be & enough. time running out for his rivals to take trump wn. hallie jackson, nbc news, las vegas. i'm kasie hunt covering the democrats in massachusetts where bernie sanders is struggling to keep the bern from flaming out after a stinging loss to hillary clinton in nevada. >> let me tell you something. there's a short three letter answer to a path to victory, y-e-s. >> reporter: but for sanders the path gets tougher from here. he's spending money faster than clinton and struggled to catch on with african-american voters, interrupting sunday dinner at brooklyn baptist church. >> are we behind today in the african-american vote, the answer is yes, we are, but i would also tell you that we are making progsflees to win the nomination you need 2,383 delegates.
delegates to sanders' 51. black voters will be witt call on super tuesday when nearly 20% of delegates to the democratic national convention are up for grabs. there are 5711 delegates at stake across the south where clinton is strong. far more than the 288 delegates in states that sanders campaign believes he can win and then are the so-called super delegates, party leaders and elected officials. right now overwhelmingly will clinton, putting her far ahead in the overall delegate count. >> to keep pace with hillary clinton bernie sanders wouldn't have just win the primaries, he'd have to dominate her in a lot of them. >> reporter: clinton campaign keeping up the pressure, criticizing sanders' record o guns and releasing a new video focused on the flint water crisis. >> immediate instinct is what can i do to make it bet sneer not taking any risks after getting bernded earlier in the race. sanders rallying some of his most fervent supporters at the university of massachusetts amherst
problem even there. many of mows college kids are going to be heading out on spring break just as march voting gets started. lester. >> thank you. there's high drama tonight in springfield, massachusetts where bills couldly' wife camille was forced to testify in a lawsuit brought by some of her husband's accusers. someone of several lawsuits he's facing in addition to a criminal charge in pennsylvania. in this case, one of the big questions, what did camille cosby know? nbc's stephanie gosk has late dethales. >eporter: despite battling the deposition from the beginning, camille cosby testified today for hours. >> she's involvedn various aspect of his fe, and so we -- we think she's got important information. >> reporter: cosby's 71-year-old wife who also worked for years as his business manager was deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexual assault. a judge ruled that camille cosby could be deposed in this case
not protected by law in the same way private conversations bebeeen spouses are. in a motion the argued in part there is likely no single person who has more knowledge of mr. cosby's sexual proclivities than mrs. cosby. in a 1995 magazine article she said my husband and i function as partners, not only in marriage but in terms of business. it should be that way. we are a team. for more than 50 years as his wife, camille cosby has made a point of staying out of the spotlight. this is a rare joint interview from over a year ago which uncomfortably turned to mounting allegagaons of sexual misconduct. >> there's no response. >> reporter: in a statement a month later camille questioned the truthfulness of her pusband's accusers. none of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim but the question should be asked who is the victim. >> reporter: beverly gooden is a prominent victim's advocate. >> for her to come out
these victims to blame everyone but him for what's going on was shocking, concerning. >> reporter: his lawyers deny all of they were unable to keep his wife out of the fight. stephanie gosk, nbc news, springfield, massachusetts. the legal face-off between the ceo of apple and the director of the fbi is being judged in the court of a public opinion over a real judge's order demanding apple help the fbi unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino attack attackers. as nbc's pete williams tills, a new poll out tonight shows the public is on the fbi's side. >> reporter: two generals are now engaging each other directly, and the impassioned battle over security versus privacy raging inin cyberspace n.a new blog posting, the fbi's james comey says agents could not lock san bernardino shooting survivors in the eyes or themselves in the mirror if they didn't try everything possible to find out what was on an iphone
the attackers syed farook. we don't want to break anyone's incryption or set a master key on the land, he says. a new poll out tonight says 52% say apple should help the fbi unlock that phone. 38% side with apple. a former homeland security official says now that apple admits it could open the phone, the company's image as defender o o privacy no longer depends on who wins this battle. >> i don't think that the chinese government or the russian government is waiting around to see whether the fbi wins this case to decece what their going to make apple do. >> reporter: but in an e-mail today to employees, apple's ceo tim cook says if the company is forced to create new software to help the fbi this time, it would be the equivalent of a master key that could open millions of phones. the only way to guarantee that such a powerful tool isn't abused he says and doesn't fall into the wrong hands is never to create it. washington lawyer ted olsen representing the company says the
demanded this much of apple. >> it's been asked not just to open a door but to c@eate a door, create a lock and then create a new key for the lock, and once it does that, your iphone is not safe anywhere. >> reporter: the next move comes later this week when apple formally files in court. then it's up to the judge. pete williams, nbc news, washington. a somber day at the supreme court today as the justices returned to the bench for the first time since the passing of justice antonin scalia. chief justice john roberts began the session with a tribute ting the black drapery or scalia's chair right next to his and calling scalia our man for all seasons saying we will measure. much of the deep south is on a art for potentially powerful storms threatening 20 five states for possible tornadoes, high winds and hail. the severe weather is predicted to hit tomorrow afternoon in louisiana and will spread all the way to georgia and north florida with the threat lasting well
a day after isis claimed responsibility for a series of horrific deadly attacks in syria,a, the u.s. and russia have agreed to another crease fire deal for that country, but like the first truce that failed to take hwld the new deal would not prevent the type of viololce inflicted by isis yesterday. nbc's keir simmons explains. >> reporter: a little boy, his face covered in blood, is carried away from an isis suicide attack in syria's capital. almost simultaneously burning vehicles, twisted metal, isis targeting the city of homs. at least 129 killed in the double bombing on sunday. isis is one of several jihadist groups not included in a new syrian cease-fire announced by the u.s. and russia, sealed with a phone call between president obama and vladimir putin late today. it's the second truce
the original deal was all but ignored last week, but it did allow for five towns under siege to receive desperately needed aid. children scramling to chickpeas after spilling of a food truck. >> it's a sign of progress. >> reporter: it's a sign of progress. >> it is. >> reporter: and a new u.n. report is less optimistic accusing government forces of crimes against humanity. war crimes are rampant on many sides, the report says. tonight the u.n. warning syria is on the brink of collapse. keir simmons, nbc news, london. still ahead tonight, a new warning about certain flooring sold by a popular retailer. the cdc now claiming the potential risk cancer from it is considerably higher than it first believed. also, the video lifting spirits across the country. a 106-year-old woman
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miscalculated. it now says the potential cancer risk for people exposos to certain types of laminate flooring from lumber liquidators is not 2-9 cases per 100,000 people as it first said but instead it's three times that. >> never really a good feeling to find out that your kids are on a floor that could be potentially making them sick. >> reporter: we first met haley and matt last year just after they spent $2,500 installing new laminate floori. they say they have since ripped it out and settled with lumber liquidators. after chinese-made laminate flooring was shown to contain potentially dangerous high levels of formaldehyde. >> it can be installed anywhere in your home. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of family install the flooring but only a small fraction is believed to pose a risk. >> shares of lumber liquidators dropping in early droipg. >> reporter: stocks has dropped from 105 to under 12 and stopped selling
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>> reporter: it was a moment of pure joy. virginia mclaurin, 106 years young finally getting her chance to meet president obama. >> she's 106th. >> no, are you not. >> you are not 106. >> reporter: grandma virginia as she's affectionately known danced and giggled and celebrated every moment. why did you want to meet the president so much? >> after iound out it was a black president and i didn't think tt that would ever happen, and i him. >> reporter: when mclaurin was born in 1990 taft was the president, the american flag had 46 stars, a loaf of bread cost a nickel. she grew up a sharecropper's daughter in segregated south carolina and now lives on public assistance three miles but a very long way from the ol office. >> a black president. right there. >> a black wife. >> that's me. >> reporter: the moment went viral, 9 million views the first five hours.
the kids and they said they couldn't come. >> reporter: you asked for the kid, too. >> they said they couldn't couldn't come. they are at school. >> reporter: mclaurin had written the president and eve called, an invitation finally arrived to an african-american history reception where grandma virginia and the observe mazz made some history of their open. >> what's the secret to skill dance at 106 in the. >> reporter: ron allen, nbc news, the white house. that will do it for us on a monday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night.continues for a wanted fugitive. plus - the trial of the man accused of
the founder of fareway grocery store starts today. and - many of us enjoy watching the decorah eagle cam - and now there's a newproject aimed at getting eagle lovers outtde and "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered. this is the news at six." good evening everyone, i'm ron steele. and i'm amanda goodman. thanks for joining us. u.s. marshals say they received a lot of information regarding a wanted fugitive -ho may be here in eastern iowa. this man, 22 year old kevin edwards is considered armed and dangerous. he is wanted for the murder of a little boy in chago. investigators believe he killed this boy, 9 year old tyshawn lee in november. they say lee was lured into an alley..where he was shot and killed. investigators believe the little boy was killed as part of gang retaliation. kwwl's lauren moss has been
u.s. marshals today- she joins us now with the latest and amanda they have received a lot of tips throughout eastern iowa. i asked them where these tips are leading them to exactly...but because of the investigation they could not say at this time. but they did say this- their number one priority is to find kevin edwards. an unthinkable and heartless crime.. a 9 year old boylured from a park to aaalley where investstgators say he was shot and killed execution style.. former chicago police leader - calls it a crime that assassination of a 9-year-old child as a gang retaliation to get back at his father" tyshawn's father denies being involved in a gang but police strongly believe it was gang retaliation. three men ae allegedly responsible. suspects have been arrested... but one is still out there..and he may be close. kevin edwards, a convicted and dangerrus felon...has multiple connections here in eastern iowa. now the u.s marshals services