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when i talk to other world leaders they bring up the fact that guantanamo is not resolved)) the plan involves transferring the bulk of remaining detainees to other countries and moving the rest -- who can't be transferred detainees to other countries and moving the rest -- who can't be transferred abroad because they're deemed too dangerous -- to an as-yet-undetermined detention facility in the united states. an update on breaking news we've been following all morning out of the phoenix area... a girl who was critically wounded in a shooting and house fire has died, that raises the death toll to 5- including the gunman. authorities say the suspect began shooting his family members this morning and then set the home on fire. once police and firefighters arrived....that person began shooting at them. at one point.. officers had to help firefighters get close to the home so they could put out the flames and rescue the people in the home. but again... it appears that no one survived police said the suspect may be
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victims. ad lib toss greg las vegas will be seeing another breezy to windy day today with high and low pressure pushing up against each other within the southwest. with winds expected out of the just under wind advisory credentials. it is possible for this to change and if we do have an advisory, watch, or warning in regards to the wind, we will be the first to let you know! nevada. las vegas will hover in the mid 60s today but as winds die down through the next 12 hrs, the by thursday, low to mid 70s will be common and moving into the weekend, sunny skies, mild winds and highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s will be common. all eyes are on the silver state today. we are just hours away from the
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13 action news reporter yasmeen hassan is live at red rock country club. candidate ben carson is there for a luncheon... right now - recent polls show donald trump in the lead.... ...but the other candidates are doing what they can to catch up. this morning, marco rubio held a rally here at the silverton casino, hoping to away voters. i asked the florida senator how his campaign can be losing in the state he grew up in. he says there are all too many candidates in the running, but the game will change as more drop out. take sot/22:02:12-08 marco rubio "once that number of people narrows down you give
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trump whoever that choice is is going to win and i believe that will be us, whether it's here or somewhere else." that's happening from 12:30 to 1:30, but you will need a ticket for that event. regardless of who you're backing, one thing we kept hearing over and over today is how important it is to be understand the issues and get out there. 22:58:23-11 brooke leany voter "if we end up with a nominee more important than actual november 3rd voting." donald trump and ted cruz did their campaigning in nevada yesterday. trump is also hosting a caucus viewing party at treasure island tonight. the only candidate we didn't see was john kasich... ...but his campaign decided to skip nevada and focus on other states instead. how exactly will the caucus
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there is no same day registration... so if you did not register republican by february -13-th you can't participate. the caucuses will start between - 5- and seven p-m. you'll then cast your ballot using a piece of paper. the entire process is supposed to take about -30- to -60- minutes. precincts will write the number of votes on a piece of paper. they'll take a picture and send it to the party chair. right now... we're learning that spike lee has endorsed democratic hopeful bernie sanders. he is the voice in a new ad campaign for the candidate. the radio ad began running this morning. hillary clinton has some celebrity endorsements, too morgan freeman's voice has been in some of her ads. voters. so far...a demographic that has voted solidly for hillary. stay with 13 action news for continuing coverage of the republican caucus.
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all day today. you can also follow the results as they unfold at k-t-n-v dot com and on our mobile app. more questions than answers this midday about a woman found dead in a laundry chute at "the d." now her family is speaking with 13 action news. "im sorry we're not gonna see what she could have been.....cries" "i wasn't there but i just can't help but believe that it was an accident." 26-year old kalli medina-brown's body was discovered by hotel and casino staff early sunday morning. her grandfather says detectives told medina-brown's mother, video from inside "the d" shows the 26-year old walking one way while her husband walked the other way. he says the video shows medina- brown walking into the maid's closet. that's when he says the video goes dark the couple was in town from northern california. an update on breaking news from overnight... police investigating a homicide near nellis air force base.
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but police have a major lead in the case. 13 action news reporter parker collins is live near lad vegas boulevard and craig with more. parker? this is where police were all morning. the found shell casings out here. one man was shot dead. some sort of fight broke out before the trigger was pulled. i spoke with a man who heard it all go down. they didn't let me go to work, but yeah i'm already here. police think they know who did this. no arrests have been made yet. rker collins 13 action news a breaking news update... a major disturbance in the neighborhood near sahara and
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police say they were searching for three home invasion suspects overnight. this happened just before midnight. police say an elderly woman called police saying robbers were inside her home. dispatchers could hear sounds of the house being ransacked. they could even hear the woman being ordered to the floor! once police got there the three suspects fled. thye were later caught with some of the victim's stuff. thankfully the woman was not hurt. still ahead on action news at midday... our own weather... and what others are facing... including those who survived cyclone winston in fiji... an update on the island chain. plus... re-enacting the civil war has become a tradition for middle schoolers in our district... but some want to do away with it. the reason behind the controversy. an action news update this midday...
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midday... about some rough weather around the globe... the death toll from cyclone winston in fiji is rising... at least 29 people have died since the storm hit. people there are still dealing with wide spread damage. a state of emergency is in effect for 30 days as a major cleanup gets underway. schools there are still closed all week. there are many people without water or a roof over their heads this midday. and here's a look at the history- making cyclone before and after it made landfall. this is a satellite photo of tropical cyclone winston- from space- on the day it hit eastern fiji. the fiji meteorological service estimated wind gusts near winston's center over 200 mph. officials had to close a 12-mile stretch of highway in honolulu because of these giant waves. some brought big rocks up onto
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only emergency vehicles, city buses, and residents are allowed to drive on the road.. people who work at the beach say this is the biggest swell they've seen in a decade. some major damage to a 100- year-old bridge in iowa... all thanks to some major ice jams. an ice jam upstream of the des moines river in fraser...rammed a kink into the bridge. ice jams form in bends in shallow areas of rivers. large pieces of ice stick together on the river...creating a dam of ice. and like dams... ice jams keep water back. once they break free with warmer temperatures... like this one... they come crashing downstream...with lots of water and ice. in texas... they're dealing with hail. a cold front is making its way through the long star state... bringing heavy rains and thunderstorms with it. high winds and hail have been reported as well across south texas.
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las vegas will be seeing another breezy to windy day today with high and low pressure pushing up against each other within the southwest.
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winds expected out of the north between 10 and 20 mph and gusts regards to the wind, we will be the first to let you know! sunny skies are still expected but with the air coming in from the north, you can expect it to be much cooler within southern nevada. las vegas will hover in the mid 60s today but as winds die down through the next 12 hrs, the southwest will begin to
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temperatures to climb quickly once again. by thursday, low to mid 70s will be common and moving into the weekend, sunny skies, mild winds and highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s will be common. a breaking news udpate... a crash shut down the 215 it's back to normal now... but we just learned this morning it might have been caused by a wrong way driver...and someone was hurt. we just got a report of a wrong-way driver, southern
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lanes. i've got one unresponsive in the car, but still breathing. the road re-opened around 2:30 this morning. we're still waiting for more information about the accident right now... a cirque du soleil performer is recovering. the performer was injured during a dress rehearsal of the show "love" last night. the show had to be canceled. these pictures were taken right after the artist was hurt. witnesses say the person was walking across the stage and fell into a hole. "cirque du soleil" tells 13 action news... the performer is in stable condition. the school district may cncel the annual 5th grade civil war re- enactment in boulder city. people there are upset with the clark county school district. and later today the community will have a chance to talk about the event. there will be a community input meeting at 3 p-m at martha p city "it is a rite of passage.
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school district will actually see the older kids going through it, and it's something everyone anticipates." meanwhile, a district spokesperson says they might get rid of the tradition because of a changing state curriculum. it also takes a lot of planning. up next on action news at midday... today's health report... and news of the valley's latest medical marijuana dispensary. also... the controversial h-p-v vaccine offers up some noteworthy results. should you let your child get it? and apple still hasn't given up- refusing to unlock the phone of the san bernardino shooter...
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weighing in. where do you stand?
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dropped since they recommended a vaccine. in just six years researchers say the rate of human papillomavirus infection dropped by about 7 percent in teens and women in their 20's. two of the types of virus are responsible for the majority of cervical cancers in the u-s. one doctor says that it's clear this is a cancer prevention medicine...if all boys and girls got it we could get rid of the worst types of h-p-v. there has been a stigma associated with the vaccine, because the h-p-v is most commonly spread through sexual contact. a new medical marijuana dispensary is open for business this midday. and has the support of congresswoman dina titus. congresswoman titus was among those on hand for yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony at "the apothecarium". she says this dispensary is
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around the valley... neighbors shouldn't be worried about the type of crowd it will attract....it's actually an asset. "the apothecarium" is located near sahara and buffalo. it's co-owned by a former police officer who says he received a chronic pain diagnosis that can be treated by medical marijuana. coming up on action news at midday... rhinos are hunted for parts.... but new technology may stop these poachers in their tracks. we'll show you what it is. plus... the fight continues that pits tech giant apple versus the f- b-i... more and more people are weighing in. but who's right? you're watching channel 13 action news, where you ask, and
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way to stop it. they look like soldiers ... [nats of something; footsteps in brush, or a quick comment]
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rangers in south africa... and this is their battlefield [sot] tj: "what's the bigger threat to your rangers...is it the animals or the poachers? ranger: it's the poachers definitely. the poachers, they've got deadly weapons, it's the poachers." i'm on patrol with rangers at hluhluwe- imfolozi park, the oldest game reserve in africa. armed poachers come after rhino every night on these grounds. tonight, the rangers have air support. [nats of drone launching] this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. the project is called air shepherd. drones with infrared cameras patrol from the air and send back images in real time to a mobile command center where a team, in close contact, monitors them. cities footage from asia the
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where the horns are believed to have medicinal powers? nats man mixing up the horn this man says he heard from friends that it can cure diseases... he mixes up the horn and puts benefits. but people firmly believe that rhino horn does have the attributes it's said to have. (gfx) rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels (source: endangered wildlife trust) 01:04:39 tj: some would say enock mfanafuthi xulu, park ranger: we are trying?yeah its animals should apple help the f-b-i unlock an i-phone belonging to one of the san bernardino terrorists? many people are weighing in this midday by protesting across the country. a group called fight for the future says they'll be protesting in support of apple's decision to not hack the i-phone. protesters will be at apple headquarters in san francisco...l-a and at f-b-i
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on the other side some victims of the san bernardino shooting are planning to file documents in support of the f-b-i. up next... more on the bizarre fire and shooting in phoenix.. five people are dead- all related... but even police are scratching and shooting in phoenix.. five people are dead- all related... but even police are scratching their heads on this one. and a home explodes in oklahoma... just as a man is getting ready to walk inside it. plus- have you downloaded the all new channel 13 action news app yet? you can get it in the app store and in google
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will republican voters in our state pick? and police in phoenix scramble to deal with a shooting spree and a house fire- happening at the same time! and a home near seattle explodes- rattling the neighbors.... but why? hello. i'm jessica janner. and i'm dayna rosselli. all eyes are on our state! the nevada caucuses begins tonight. and marco rubio is gaining some steam. the florida senator has received a major injection of establishment money and support. meantime, ted cruz and john kasich's campaigns are in damage control. cnn's sara murray reports. donald trump is hoping to lock in another win in nevada. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "forget the word caucus, just go out and vote,
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set on amassing endorsements. (bob dole/former senator) "i'm supporting rubio." (tim pawlenty/former minnesota as the alternative to trump -- before it's too late (marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "if we nominate someone that half of the republican party hates we're going to be fighting against each other all the way to november. we will never win that way." but right now donald trump's blows are firmly trained on ted cruz (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "this guy is sick, there's something wrong with this guy." just hours before voters cast their ballots in the unpredictable caucus state of nevada... (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "you know it is las vegas, it's a little tricky, a little tricky." cruz was still trying to nix the narrative that his campaign plays dirty... (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "this guy cruz lies more than any human being i've ever dealt with. unbelievable." (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "it's every single day something comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue." yesterday, cruz fired his communications director... (sen. ted cruz/(r) presidential candidate) "this morning i asked for rick tyler's resignation." that's after the staffer distributed a video that appeared -- inaccurately
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dismissing the bible... (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "perhaps that's the most offensive one because they just made it up." as cruz struggled to regroup... john kasich had his own awkward campaign moment... saying women left their kitchens to support his 1970s statehouse bid... (john kasich/(r) presidential candidate) "we just got an army of people, who, um - and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door and to put yard signs up for support you, but i won't be coming out of the kitchen." (john kasich/(r) presidential candidate) "i gotcha, i gotcha." how exactly will the caucus work today? there is no same day registration... so if you did not register republican by february -13-th you can't participate. the caucuses will start between - 5- and seven p-m. you'll then cast your ballot using a piece of paper. the entire process is supposed to take about -30- to -60-
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precincts will write the number of votes on a piece of paper. they'll take a picture and send it to the party chair. ad lib toss to greg las vegas will be seeing another breezy to windy day today with high and low pressure pushing up against each other within the southwest. with winds expected out of the north between 10 and 20 mph and gusts around 30 mph for the valley, las vegas and southern change and if we do have an advisory, watch, or warning in regards to the wind, we will be the first to let you know! southwest will begin to stabilize and allow temperatures to climb quickly winds and highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s will be common. an update on breaking news we've been following all
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phoenix area... a girl who was critically wounded in a shooting and house fire has died, that raises the death toll to 5- including the gunman. authorities say the suspect began shooting his family members this morning and then set the home on fire. once police and firefighters arrived on scene... that person then began shooting at them. police said the suspect may be the brother or son of the victims. all of those killed were related... details about just what happened are unclear... but police dodged bullets and wore breathing gear to enter the burning home to help the victims while the shooter was still alive. an explosion destroys a home near seattle today... now crews are trying to figure out why.
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was inside when the house blew up... or what caused the blast. but neighbors say it caused their homes to shake as well. a developing story out of michigan... the uber driver accused of going on a killing spree in kalamazoo michigan is behind bars this midday. he's charged with both murder and assault among other things. prosecutors say it seems all of his victims were targeted randomly. jason brian dalton was arrested on sunday after police say he killed six people over a seven hour span on saturday night. dalton was driving for uber during the spree and prosecutors say he picked up passengers between the attacks! this attack is scaring students at western michigan university...right near where the attacks happened. why is it that we did the bare minimum for setting up a system to protect our students. it was something that easily could have easily affected this entire campus we didn't get a hey stay safe, stay inside, lock your doors dont' come out. students are wondering why no one ever told them what was
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police say it's because the incident didn't happen on campus. a very scary situation for them...knowing that guy was on the run. there's still no motive for the shootings. an oklahoma man is lucky to be alive. he stepped into his home, but quickly moved back when he smelled gas. moments later, that home exploded. ((i was starting to walk back down the driveway and that's when i heard the boom and then i was just on my face in the driveway. thomas fleet/homes by tabor) just remember looking up and just really being confused.)) investigators say a gas stove had been stolen from the home. but the thieves didn't turn off the gas- just ripped the hose out of the wall. the house had just been completed. police are looking for a man and woman who robbed a store on the east side of the valley. these are surveillance photos of the hold-up last month near sunset and pecos. police say the man pretended to be an undercover officer before pulling a gun on employees. the suspects took off in a
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a cluster of bald eagles found dead on a farm in maryland has prompted a state and federal investigation. maryland state officials are offering a ten-thousand dollar reward for more information. thirteen bald eagles were found dead last weekend. state officials believe the birds were poisoned... but they don't know if it was intentional or an accidental. the birds are protected under federal law. next on action news at midday- a new warning for those of you who might have toxic flooring from lumber liquidators... some of it was sold in the valley. and it might be more dangerous than first thought. and later... a harrowing rescue in the sierra mountains. a girl falls through a hole while skiing. find out what happens next. and here's a live look at the new york stock exchange... ((ad-lib))
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laminate flooring sold by lumber liquidators. the cdc says the cancer risks associated with some of their flooring are now three times greater than their original estimates. one woman who's part of a class action lawsuit against the company, says tests on her home found she's getting 3.5 times the government recommended exposure to formaldehyde. sot - terri thompson "i'm living in a space that has a potential to make me very sick" lumber liquidators says they believe the c-d-c has overstated potential health risks, and they stopped selling the questionable flooring when the problems came to light last march. now to an alert on facebook quizzes. they seem to pop up every time you log in. computer experts say hackers
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before you click to find out what celebrity you look most like you might want to read the fine print. hackers could use the quizzes to steal information. if the quiz asks you to authenticate your information through facebook hackers can see all your and your friends information... experts say always remember with facebook less is more. anything you post is public knowledge. mastercard has a new use for the selfie...to prevent credit card fraud. they're launching a new technology for customers to use purchases. here's how it works... you download the mastercard identify check app. when you buy something onlie-- you take a selfie to prove it's you spending the money and not a scammer. you won't be able to use the same picture over and over. the app makes you blink to show that you're taking the pic as you shop. mastercard says selfies are safer than typed passwords that
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they're also working on technology to use heartbeat and scans of your eyes to authenticate purchases. las vegas will be seeing another breezy to windy day today with high and low pressure pushing up against each other within the southwest. with winds expected out of the north between 10 and 20 mph and gusts around 30 mph for the valley, las vegas and southern nevada as a whole will hover just under wind advisory credentials. it is possible for this to change and if we do have an advisory, watch, or
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we will be the first to let you know! sunny skies are still expected but with the air coming in from the north, you can expect it to be much cooler within southern nevada. las vegas will hover in the mid 60s today but as winds die down through the next 12 hrs, the southwest will begin to stabilize and allow temperatures to climb quickly once again.
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will be common and moving into the weekend, sunny skies, mild winds and highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s will be common. now let's take a look at today's top stories now trending... celine dion will return to the stage tonight. she took a break after her husband and longtime manager passed away last month. rene angelil and celine were married for 21 years. he died from natural causes after battling throat and mouth cancer. tonight celine will be back on stage at the colosseum at caesars palace. the show starts at 7:30 tonight. it will be a tribute to her husband rene. the world just can't get enough
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mclaurin who finally got her wish to go to the white house and meet the president. she's been sending them videos, and even writing letters asking to meet with the first family. when her dreams came true... she was so excited she couldn't help but dance! as you can see, the first lady was more than happy to join in with her. we're learning who's behind the "wine workout" that's gone viral. it's been seen by millions of people around the world. the woman who made the video says she just saw a bottle of wine and thought this would be funny! she is a health and fitness coach and hopes these workout show that even with a busy lifestyle you can still find time to workout. even if that requires a bottle of wine instead of a weight. for more stories trending right now... go to ktnv.com. and we want to hear your thoughts. just sound off on any trending news by joining us on twitter.
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with a portion of the proceeds benefitting help of southern nevada's various programs including the shannon west homeless youth center, gown town provides needy high school students with an affordable alternative to prom dress shopping by offering the donated gowns for just $20 each. upon collection, al phillips the cleaners will professionally clean and steam the donated prom, formal,
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and wedding gowns. abby quinn, help of southern nevada kayla walker, 98.5 kluc the
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at 11. now to a dramatic rescue in california's sierra mountains a 10-year old girl suddenly falling through a snow hole -- into freezing cold water. her father trying desperately to pull her out -- help arrived just in time. abc's kayna whitworth has the harrowing story. dramatic new cellphone video of a father trying frantically to save his 10 year old girl......from freezing water and hypothermia. samantha sot: "i was scared and calling out for help// my feet were freezing this morning samantha white telling speaking out after falling though this hole in the snow?.. . samantha sot: "at first i thought it was just like an "i stuck out the snow poll for her to grab and she wasn't strong enough to hold on// i noticed she was starting to sink." luckily a search and rescue team was nearby on an overnight training exercise. thomas jordan emergency service coordinator for marin county "if not for the actions of the
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team samantha's disposition might be quite different." authorities say a bridge underneath the weight of all that snow had collapsed; creating an opening smaller than a manhole ? samantha had fallen 10 feet below the surface of the snow ? this morning thankful for her rescuers. samantha sot: i was happy that they were training there for gma kw abc news los angeles. las vegas will be seeing another breezy to windy day today with high and low pressure pushing up against each other within the southwest. with winds expected out of the north between 10 and 20 mph and gusts around 30 mph for the it is possible for this to sunny skies are still expected but with the air coming in from 60s today but as winds die down once again. by thursday, low to mid 70s will be common and moving into that's it for us here...
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