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good thing? goooo thursday morning. we begin with a surprise shift in the latest presidential polls. >> as the republicans scramble to win over undecided voters across south carolina, a new national poll shows ted cruz inching ahead of donald trump for the first time making it a statistical dead heat. >> marco rubio is holding on to third place and he's going into saturday's primary with a key endorsement from south carolina's popular governor. >> it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest right now on the campaign trail from abc's ray raimundi starting with the republicans. >> reporter: the clash of the republican candidates now going into overdrive. the battleground, south carolina, where four of the six republican candidates participiped in town hall for rums across two cable networks. >> i do attack people when i'm attacked. >> reporter: republican front-runner donald trump all
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his fellow counterparts and defended his fiery temperament. >> in a year from now, people will respect what i did. you're so worried about being nice and being politically correct. what would you rather have me do, be nice to everybody. >> reporter: over on cnn ted cruz and marco rubio along with dr. ben carson got their chance to address questions from south carolina voters. cruz whipping out theammer on trump aftereceiving a cease and desist letter. >> what did you think when you actually got the letter. >> i'll confess i laughed out loud and i don't think anyone is surprised that donald is threatening to sue anyone. >> reporter: rubio with a more personal message smiling from ear to ear from nikki haley's endorsement. >> tomorrow we'll be campaigning alongside an african-american republican senator. all three are doing that here in south carolina. >> reporter: on the democrarac
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sanders are battling it out in nevada ahead of that state's caucuses this weekend, new polls show the race in nevada at a virtual dead heat. and with the race so tight in nevada the democratic party is providing an unopened deck of cards at all 250 precinct locations. if there is a tie a single card, a vegas game of chance can break the tie possibly coming down to a high card draw. >> how very vegas. huge voter turnouou expected there. ray, thank you. some of the republican hopefuls are siding with the obama administration. they think apple is wrong and refusing to hack an iphone for the fbi. >> the iphonee was used by one of the san bernardino terrorists and the fbi feels it may have important data on it. apple says tha breaking the encryption would compromise the privacy of every iphone. the white house disagrees. >> they are not asking apple to redesignts product or to
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their products. they're simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device. >> apple will appl a federal judge's ruling in favor of the fbi and i i could end up in the supreme court. several of the republican candidates say that apple has a valid concern but should comply. a major announcement from the white house this morning. president obama is going to cuba. sources tell abc news the historic trip is planned for next month. about 15 months after the administration began re-opening diplomatic relations with cuba. president obamaaill be the first president in 80 years to visit the island while in office. overnight republican presidential hopeful marco rubio calling the decision a mistake. and the president will not attend funeral services for the supreme court justice antonin scalia. the white house says the president and first lady will however pay respects tomorrow at the supreme court where scacaa will lie in repose. vice president biden will attend
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in the meantime, retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor is siding with president obama saying he should get to nominate scalia's replacement. pope francis will be back at the vatican this morning after delivering a powerful message in mexico just yards fromm the u.s.s bordrd. as he wrapped up his five-day visit the pope appealed to governments to open their hearts to migrants and prayed for the thousands who died trying to reach the united states to escape poverty, violence and persecution. the mass was beamed lived across the border to 30,000 in a stadium in el paso. air strikes on isis banksksn iraq and syria have destroyed more than $500 million in cash. the loss of all that cash is putting a severe strain on the terror group's finances. in fact, so much so that some isis fighters report their salaries have been cut by half. the air strikes have also taken a heavy toll on isis and its oil
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revenue f f its opopations. breaking overnight the turkish government officials now say that as syrian national was behind a car bomb attack in turkey's capital that killed at least 28 people and injured dozens more. the explosion went off at a busy intersection during the height of the evening rush hour where two buses carrying military personnel weretoed at a traffic light.t. wellll it rained in los angeles for the first time this month yesterday and will happen again. the storm system moving across the entire west coast. >> impressive system there. except for a little bit of rain in the northwest plains, that's about it for precipitation today. it'll be mild for the rest of the midwest with higher than usual temperatures but a little chilly in the east. still no r rn or snow here so we'll take it. coming up a pair of health alerts for both men and women. plus, troubling news for gwyneth paltrow. the case of her alleged stalker now over. whwh the man was acquitted byy a jury. but first baby-sitters
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to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. in southern california, a driver was crushed and killed when a transfmer fell on to his pickup truck. police say he was distracted ass he passed by another accident, lost control of his truck and smashed into a utility pole. two other transformers also came down causing a major power outage in the area. also in california, federal investigators now say corrosion along the exterior of a pipeline is the cause of that massive oil spill off the coast of santa barbara last year. prelimimary findings indicate that the oil began gushing from a two-foot section of pipe. after pumps were shut down and
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those findings also note that the spill dumped nearly 143,000 gallons, that's much more than the original estimate of 100,000. hollywood presbyterian medical center in los angeles confirng it has paid about $17,000 in ransom to hacacrs who didibled its computer network. the ceo says that was the most efficient way to get the hospital's system running again. the hackers demanded the ransom be paid in bit coin because the online currency is difficult to trace. health alert this morning. another potential risk for women who wait until they're older to have kids. research found women who became pregnant at 40 or older were more likely to have a stroke later in life. for those women there was a 60% increase in the risk of a brain bleed. there is also a slight increase in heart diseasas t experts say more research is necessary to confirm a direct link. a highly anticipated study finds testosterone gel treatment is no fountain of youth.
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improvements in the sex lives, walking strength and the mood of 800 men who participated. all of them were age 65 and over. researchers say their work isn't extensive enough to determine whether long-term use of testosterone gel raises the ris of heart attacks and prostate cancer as some studies indicate. and airline passengers could be in for more of a pinch than ever if planemaker airbus moves ahead with the idea. check it out. the company's diagram here for an underseat storage c cpartment use it you'd obviously have to stand up, turn around and open it. but it would also severely cut down on legroom for the passenger behind you. the diagram is part of a new airbus patent application. >> okay. well, baby-sitters around the world, rejoice. on average your pays going up. the national average for baby-sitting one child is $15.71 an hour. up 5% from last year and two
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$18 an hour. those costs are considerably higher and expensive cities like new york and san francisco. nearly 20% of sitters get tips on top of their regular pay. >> baby-sitters union is powerful. >> they deserve it, i have to say. >> they do. comininup lost and find, a dog finds best friends ready to help. the shocking case of police officers accused of sexual assault in their squad cars. the details just ahead. until i realized how much our digestive systems handle during winter. 90 stressful days juggling hectic schedules. over 40 meals of heavy comfort foods like baked mac & chehee. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try the activia two week challenge! enjoying activia twice a day for two weeks may help reduce the frequency of bloating, gas, discomfort or rumbling. try it! it works in two weeks or it's free. dannon i've been claritin clear for 14 days. when your allergy symptoms start...
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nasty weather and strong currents are blamed for this accident. a 500-foot cargo ship crashing through a pedestrian walkway in bangkok. once the ship finally stopped onlookers scrambled to take pictures. remarkably nobody on the walkway or ship suffered any injuries. > it'll be pretty smooth sailing for drivers in most off the country this morning. but you may find the roads a little slippery in the northern plains. you're likely to find heavy snow on roads through the western mountains and wet road surfaces on the west coast. >> i see what you did there. smooth sailing. flying, airport delays likeliest in san francisco and los angeles. speaking of los angeles, a shocking case out of there this morning. two veteran police officers are under arrest charged with repeatedly raping four women while on duty over a three-year period. >> prosecutors say the two officers who worked as partners threatened the women with arrest if they didn't give in to their demands. the officers are set to appear in court today.
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felony charges if convicted, they could be sentenced to life in prison. back on the east cst bill cosby is suiui t t woman whose complaint led to his arrest. the lawsuit says she, her attorneys and mother as well as others broke confidentiality agreements signed more than a decade ago. the comedian has also claimed an agreement to settle her civil suit against him back then shielded him from criminal prosecution. a jge has denied his request for dismissasa a man accused o o stalking gwyneth paltrow has been found not guilty despite tearful by the oscar winning actress a jury acquitted dante soiu. the 66-year-old was committed to a mental institution for sending paltrow letters and lewd messages. they saw no evidence that soiu meant t t cause paltrow any harm, they say.
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comments about home"home" sexuality by manny pacquiao. he said gay people are worse than animals, i'm quoting here. nike called that ab horpts and immediately ended its relationship with pacquiao. others could follow nike's lead. two wisconsin tweens are grateful to be alive. the girls were halfway across a nearly mile-longg railroad bridgee when a train raced down the tracks. the bridge was not designed for pedestrians and they had nowhere to go. they survived by hanning off the trtrtle as t t train papaed. well, the family member ss -- family membered rescued was just as grateful as those girls. that's a golden retriever named skye. he fell into the 15-foot deep hole in state college, pennsylvania and was there for two nights. one firefighter@climbed into the
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colleagues on the surface pulled skye to safety. tail wagging and happy. >> very happy. >> and one more animal item for you. yeah, a deer caught on surveillllce camera. just a typical day browsing the aisles of a virginia liquor store. that's a smart door. pushed the door open, walked in and was quickly shown out the back door. apparently no damage done. no bottles broken. >> what was that campari he was after. >> looking for the henny. the nba gets back to business following its all-star break. highlights now from espn. i'm steve levy. one of the best rivalries if not the best in sports resumed on wednesday night. 20th ranked blue devils visiting fifth ranked north carolina and the game would not disappoint. a couple of heavyweight head coaches and then north carolina up six just over seven to go. grayson allll smothered at the rim by justin jackson.
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crashing the glass and the put- put-back. eight and coach k wants to talk it over. duke would come back, down two. luke kennard corner three. dukies have the lead. ten seconds left. north carolina had three time-outs, didn't use any of them. joel berry is blocked by derek thornton and that's the way this one ends. duke wins a north carolina by a single point. meanwhile, buddy heald, number three oklahoma visiting texas tech. just over two minutes to play. texas tech is down four. toddrick gotcher got that three. cuts it to one. here's oklahoma. keenan evans coming up with a texas tec steal, run of the floor and the bucket, red raiders up one. 14 seconds to go. oklahoma is down two. eisai yeah cousins on the drive trying for the lob to khadeem lattin off the mark. texas tech completeshe upset
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as they often do. that'll do it for us. be sure to tune in 7:00 a.m. stern time for a fresh look at the night that was in sports on "sportscenter." have a great day. >> well, coming up, the power ball winning couple finally stepping forward and what they'll be spending their winnings on first. > kanye west's latest outburst and who he's comparing himself to arthritis like me, and you're talking to a rheumatologist about a biologic... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me reach for more. doctors have been prescribing humira for more than ten years. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions,
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bro, by 50% stanley kubrick, apostle paul, picasso, [ bleep ] picasso and escobar. by 50% more influential than any other human being. >> sources tell tmz kanye did eventually speak with "snl" executive producer lorne michaels who decided to put the set back together.. >> whoa. crcris averted. >> yes, just a few humblebrags there. the florida winners of last month's huge powerball jackpot realize that their lives will never be the same. the total jackpot was $1.6 billion. >> their share is more than half a billion dollars. although with a lump sum payment it is mere 328 million before taxes a a before coming forward they sought legal advice and established a trust for the money. >> they're still working on what's next. >> we're not going to go party, no. >> we're still going to live the
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i mean my truck is about to fall apart so i do need a vehicle. >> he'll retire and that's what he really wanted to do. >> retirement, a new truck. pretty good. >> good ideas. >> the couple told no one they were holding on to the winning ticket. he by the way is 55. she's 70. they've been married since 1980 and can you believe this, they won with the numbers they've been playing nearly all the time. apparently she's a big lotto fan. >> yeah, she is and a fan of young men, as well, 19 when he gott married to hehe finally, a real mystery that has the neighbors in the suburb of portland, oregon, completely baffled. their question what exactly is causing this noise. [ screeching noise ] >> well, they've been hearing that loud shriek for the last couple of weeks. >> wow. >> several possible culprits have a aeady been ruled out including trains on the track,
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>> one resident says she thinks someone needs to get their car's brakes checked. the mystery does continue. >> see, i just don't know what it could bement how can you not figure out what that sound is. >> it's annoying. >> all right. more news after this.pain, ese feet served my country, carried the weight of a family, and walked a daughter down the aisle. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. from moderate to even severe diabetic nerve pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or r tions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica.
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our top stories on this thursday morning for the first time ted cruz has a slight lead over donald trump in a national poll. marco rubio came in third as he picked up an endorsement from south carolina governor nikki haley ahead of saturday's primary there. and as part of his program to re-establish ties with cuba, president obama will go there next month, only one other presidenttas visited cuba while in office and that was calvin coolidge back in 1928. and by the end of today pitchers and catchers for most major league baseball teams will have officially opened spring training. for those counting there's just over six weeks until opening day. and today's weather, sunny but chilly in the east, very
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the mimiest. well, it doesn't matter what the weather conditions are, you can always count on your postal carrier to get the job done. >> but it's not always the elements that give him the hardest time. birds can apparently give him a tough time too. wabc's kimberly richardson explains. >> some people hear roosters. we wake upo itit. >> repepter: it seems wild turkeys rule here in this picturesque cul-de-sac in hillsdale. if you shoo, them leave, right? >> no, they don't run. >> reporter: which is why we were here in the first place. >> it's ridiculous. >> reporter: helen is talking about what happened after wild turkeys, yes, we found them, surrounded a letter carrier's truck on tuesday. he was so upset, couldn't get out and called his boss for help. the postmaster dialed 911. this is the actual call. >> you're not going to believe
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being attacked by wild turkeys, won't let him deliver the mail. >> reporter: here on he practice nad drive, he wasn'tt attacked rather surrounded. word is that pail carrier was a substitute and while folks got a really good laugh about this, they do admit the birds can be intimidating. >> i don't want to judge anybody. especially if you're not used to it. we're used to it. we see them every day. >> reporter: helen watches from her window. >> summer we don't see them. they're out there swimming or -- >> reporter: to be clear this isn't a 100% positive i.d. the gang we just spotted may not be the same one that stopped that mail carrier in his tracks. my gut tells me it is. >> my truck is in the driveway, they always peck at it. they don't peck at the metal part, just the tires they don't like. >> reporter: something tells me that mail carrier will proceed with caution next time he's here. in hillsdale.
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>> reporter: we'e' get to them next week. kimberly richardson channel 7, eyewitness news. >> we know where to go for thanksgiving dinner. >> there you go. >> that's what's making news in america this monk. >> s sy with us for "good morning america," you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . a bill meant to keep bicyclists on the road safer is pedaling its way through the iowa legislature. the funnel deadline is this friday. independence schools say drones will not be allowed at district events. administrators are hoping to avoid problems. featuring stories about random people on the street isn't a new idea. one high school class is bringing thatatdea to cedar rapids. good thursday morning! it's 4:30 on february 18th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara
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alert forecast, kaj... warmer days are coming, and today is just the start. plan on highs generally into the 40s area-wide with the warmest readings over our far southwest counties. clouds may initially be an issue, but given that these are higher, thinner cirrus clouds, we should be able to warm up regardless. the wind will also be increasing out of the southeast today with gusts up to 30mph. tomorrow continues to bebe the warmest day with highs well up into the 50s with windy conditions. the sky should generally be clear for both friday and saturday, but saturday does bring much lighter wind. while it does cool down somewhat into next week, highs will generally hover around 40 with lows around 25. there is very little chance of measurable precipitation in eastern iowa for the next partly cloudy, milder high: 42-48 winds: se 15-25 alo: 44 dbq: 42 iow: 46tonight: rising temps, breezy low: 42-48 winds: s 15-25 alo: 44 dbq: 40 iow: 46tomorrow: m/sunny, windy, mild high: 56-62 winds: w 20-30 alo: 55 dbq: 55 iow: 61tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 34-40 winds: w 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 34 iow: 39 thanks kaj.


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