During the fourth Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, Nikki Haley and absent Donald Trump took most of the punches with Chris Christie calling out fellow candidates for ignoring the party’s dominant frontrunner. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports for TODAY.
Thursday, December 7
Why did candidates decline to talk about Trump during 4th debate?
UNLV shooting: Community mourns as police search for answers
Police say a gunman opened fire on the fourth floor of the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ business school building, killing three and wounding another before being shot and killed by campus police. After initial terror, some students are expressing anger that more has not been done to stop mass shootings in the United States. NBC’s Steve Patterson reports for TODAY.
Israel blows up Hamas tunnels, considers flooding them
Norman Lear remembered for tackling serious issues with comedy
‘Yellowstone’ creator sues star Cole Hauser over coffee brand
A legal battle is percolating between “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan and one of the show’s stars Cole Hauser. Bosque Ranch, owned by Sheridan, debuted a coffee line in June and is accusing Hauser of trademark infringement and false advertisement of his own line that launched in October. NBC’s Chloe Melas reports for TODAY.
Taylor Swift opens up about public opinion, Travis Kelce
How FedEx is testing the durability of packages for the holidays
US grounds entire Osprey fleet after deadly crash in Japan
One week after a crash that killed eight American airmen, the U.S. Military said it is grounding its entire fleet of Osprey aircraft. The decision affects hundreds of Ospreys used by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. A preliminary investigation of last week’s accident points to failure in aircraft, not crew.
Sean Combs responds to lawsuit as fourth accuser comes forward
Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing a fourth accusation of sexual assault. The lawsuit by an unnamed woman alleges that Combs and two other men gang-raped her in a New York recording studio 20 years ago when she was 17 and in high school. Combs says he “did not do any of the awful things being alleged.” NBC’s Liz Kreutz reports for TODAY.