This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The threat from the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, the closing of embassies in the Middle East, examined; State Department statement quoted. [Joints Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY - says the Al Qaeda branch intends to attack western interests.] [NBC's Atia ABAWI- recalls the 2011 attack on the Libyan embassy.] [Representative Peter KING - talks about Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula.] [NBC terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- talks about government action.] How Germany, Britain and France are also closing their embassies noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Cairo: Michael Leiter) The rise of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Cairo: Richard Engel) The problems in Yemen allowing the terrorism threat and the three reasons for the timing of the threat discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the threat story on "Meet the Press' noted.
(Ft. Worth: Charles Hadlock) The discovery of the sources of the cyclospora bacteria hiding in salad mix linked to a Mexican produce company called Taylor Farms reviewed; details given about the FDA investigation into the outbreak at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska, the first lawsuit in Texas against Darden restaurants. Map shown of states with the illness. [Linn County public health Barbara CHADWICK- talks about washing the produce.]
(Los Angeles; Miguel Almaguer) Injuries from flying debris from the implosion demolition of a PG&E power plant in Bakersfield, California, featured; building coming down shown. [Bakersfield police Lt. Scott TUNNICLIFFE- says one man had a leg amputated.] [Victim Fred GARTEN- describes what happened.]
(Trenton: Ron Mott) The battle in baseball over the fate of New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez, who faces a long-term suspension or lifetime ban over his link to PEDs, examined; scenes shown of A-Rod rehabbing in minor league games in Trenton, New Jersey; details given about his contract and past drug admissions. [At press conference, RODRIGUEZ; Yankees manager Joe GIRARDI - comment.] [NBC Sports radio Rob SIMMELKJAER- talks about the relationship between Rodriguez and the Yankees.]
(Georgia: Lester Holt) The return home of US soldiers from the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from the homecoming in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, of the 3rd Infantry Div. and graves there for I.D. members [SOLDIER, Army wife Elista WILLIAMS, Maj,. Gen. Robert ABRAMS, Capt. Steve NEPUANA, SOLDIER, Cheryl MANCILL- comment on the job of the military.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The presence of the 4th Infantry Div. out of Colorado in Afghanistan noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Palmer's life and career reviewed; scenes shown of Palmer in the TV news field, including the story of the American hostages in Iran, the Challenger explosion and his family.