By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Good afternoon. We're back from Boston, and in New York for tonight's broadcast. The skies are stormy here, and we spent some time in a holding pattern before we could land. Much of the East Coast is bracing for a nasty weekend as tropical storm Danny moves northward. We'll have the latest on its strength and where it's headed.
Meanwhile there's a lot of other news breaking today, including a frank admission from a California Sheriff that "we missed an opportunity" to capture the suspected kidnapper of Jaycee Dugard some three years ago. She's the now 29-year-old who was kidnapped 18 years ago. That Sheriff is not the only one talking about this case. So is the accused kidnapper from his jail cell. Our George Lewis is going to have a lot more for us on this stunning story.