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basketball player going viral. looks like he's levitating more than leaping. what he says he was doing in that moment. well, good tuesday morning. we begin with the battle for votes in nevada as donald trump looks to score victory three. >> he is heading in way ahead of his rivals. marco rubio picking up support from the gop establishment and ted cruz is hoping to bounce back after a tumultuous day that called his integrity into question and left him without a chief spokesman. >> now, many are wondering if trump is unstoppable. it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest from abc's kenneth moton. kenneth, good morning. >> good morning, reena and kendis. donald trump is vegas overnight. no need for campaign signage because the real estate mogul's name is in bright lights on the strip. odds of winning there are good but the big gop endorsements are
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caucus time in america. >> we're going to make america great again and we're going to keep win, winning. >> reporter: overnight donald trump rallied his biggest crowd yet in las vegas. the billionaire's banking on a hot streak that will carry him into the gop nomination as he continued attacking his rivals. >> this guy cruz lies more than any other living being i have dealt with. >> reporter: ted cruz fired his communications director for spreading a false rumor that marco rubio had disparaged the bible. >> we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity. >> reporter: but rubio is focused on trump leading in nevada by 26 points. his apparent unstoppable rise has the republican establishment rallying around rubio. >> donald has a base of support and the majority of our party doesn't want him as our nominee. >> reporter: in front of more than 8,000 people at the university of massachusetts amherst, bernie sanders again
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street connection. >> we don't represent corporate america. we don't want their money. >> reporter: the primary this weekend, i can report that sanders is -- excuse me is falling behind hillary clinton. she is leading him by a lot as the two work to court the black vote, i can also report that in that state actor morgan freeman's voice is being used in a clinton tv ad and also i can also tell you that sanders answered with and an dorisment from spike lee in spots airing today. >> kenneth moton, thank you very much. clinton's also picking up celebrity support as she got a financial boost in southern california. clinton stopped by the set of abc's hit "scandal" and hung out with the cast. kerry washington posting a picture with the #i'mwithher and hosted several fund-raisers in l.a. and told supporters that donald trump and the white house would be a risk to the nation's security. vice president biden is
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nearly 25 years ago about supreme court vacancies. he recently criticized a plan by senate republicans to block any nominee president obama picks to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia. but as a senator back in 1992 biden said if a seat on the high court becomes vacant, president bush should not fill it until after the election. well, the vice president now says the excerpt is not an accurate description of his views. well, police say they still don't know why a man shot eight people in kalamazoo this weekend killing six. investigators say jason dalton admits he took people's lives but during his arraignment yesterday the uber driver said he would prefer to remain silent. police say the uber driver apparently chose his victims at random, none had any known connection to him. one of the two people wounded was a 14-year-old girl who is clinging to life support. >> my daughter is not dead. she is alive and these fighting for her life. i want everybody to understand
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abigail is strong and she was a vibrant beautiful young lady that did not deserve this. >> the girl's father said he feels for jason dalton's family and holds no grudge against them. the family of the 45-year-old married father of two has issued a statement saying this type of violence has no place in our society. well, uber admits they got complaints saturday night about dalton while the attacks were taking place but those were the first complaints about him. uber says no background check would have flagged dalton because he had no criminal history and some say uber should have a panic button in its u.s. apps as it does in india. 911 is the panic button and it doesn't want to interfere. americans are choosing sides in the apple fbi security showdown. there will be rallies today in support of tech giant at its stores in more than 40 cities and at fbi headquarters in washington, d.c. apple says helping the fbi would open the door to abuses by other law enforcement agencies.
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with apple's refusal to hack into the iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. a pew research survey says 51% agree with the fbi, and also in different age groups and education levels. only 38% think apple is in the right. a new development in the civil war in syria. the u.s. and russia have agreed to a cease-fire set to begin saturday. the agreement does not cover terror groups like isis which claimed responsibility for two deadly attacks over the weekend. 250,000 have died in the civil war. 9 white house is downplaying expectations saying there are bound to be obstacles and setbacks. a major effort under way in brazil in the battle against the zika virus. joint teams of u.s. and brazilian health workers are fanning out in search of mothers and infants. they're trying to confirm that zika causes babies to be born with small heads and in this
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congress for nearly $2 billion to stop the spread of that virus. switching gears into the weather, it looks pretty good for most of the u.s. but not the south. a storm system is bringing the threat of tornadoes and severe storms back to the region. by this afternoon the greatest threat will be along the gulf coast from louisiana to the florida panhandle. well, coming up, the top dog for a quarter century. >> first new warnings regarding a popular flooring company doubling the cancer risk of those exposed. a terrifying scene, a giant crane catching fire on the brink of collapse.age perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh
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stop sign sending it off the road slamming into a house near raleigh, north carolina. no one was at home during the time. the driver was injured but should be okay. the house not so lucky. it'll condemned likely. there are 11 million auto accidents a year in the u.s. and two-thirds were caused by distractions. researchers put video cameras in 3500 cars to see what the drivers were doing right before accidents. using a mobile device increased the risk of a crash by more than 3 1/2 times but emotional distress like being angry or crying was even worse increasing the risk ten-fold. bill cosby's wife has testified about sexual assault allegations. cosby was deposed for more than two hours under heavy scrutiny at a hotel in springfield, massachusetts. the session was tense and the judge called twice or rulings. shares of lumber liquidators could be under pressure after
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the cdc says the cancer risk from certain types of laminate particularing is three times greater than original estimates. the company tells us it believes the cdc is overstating potential health risks. lumber liquidators' stock dropped nearly 20% yesterday. sea levels are rising faster than they have in nearly 3,000 years and scientists say man-made global warming is to blame before the world's industrialized nations sea levels rose no more than an inch and a half a century but in just the past two decades that rate has soared to a foot percentry. the study found oceans will jump more than four feet over the next 100 years. that number could be drastically reduced if countries limit greenhouse gas pollution. coming up, veterans fight continuing here at home. the effort to get them proper health care and showing their frustrating experiences. an airplane crash landing in
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some wintry mix near the twiwi cities and there will be snow in the rockies. say you're flying, airports likely in houston, new orleans, atlanta, charlotte, new york, boston and denver. this morning there is a viral effort aimed at getting veterans the health care that they need. >> it all started with this video seen herhere, an afghanistan veteran battling a voice mail loop. he works in the office of congressman seth moulton who served with the marines in iraq. to try to fix the program moulton wrote a bill >> that's what we should get after putting our lives on the line for the country. >> one -- >> the v.a. says the problem has been corrected congressman moult ton's bill would require them to run a pilot program letting veterans use an app on their
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appointments themselves. there is a dramatic increase in the number of women opting for mastectomies although breast cancer rates remain the same. the rate of women getting mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013 and that rate double ed doubled -- more than tripled. one health official said the numbers show a new willingness to treat them as preventive to decrease chances of cancer later on. support is pouring in this morning after senator claire mccaskill revealed she is battling breast cancer. the democrat says the tumor was found through a routine mammogram. her prognosis is good, she says, and is expects to make a full recover. coaches are expected to address allegations in a new federal lawsuit today that suit includes a mention of peyton manning and claims the school has created a hostile environment for women. a 20-year-old sexual assault accusation against manning is
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espn reports manning's accuser called a sexual assault crisis center and the incident was cataloged as sexual assault or abuse. manning was never the subject of a criminal vision in that case and he's denied assaulting the former school trainer who made the allegation. two people have been seriously hurt in a tour bus crash east of kansas city. investigators say the bus had pulled to the side of interstate 70 with a flat tire when it was sideswiped by a tractor trailer. the driver of that truck claimed he was choking on a piece of gum whwh he swerved out of his lane and into the bus. amazingly no one was hurt when this small plane crash landed at an intersection they are a small airport in los angeles. the engine failed just before it came down. five cars damaged. the pile who was the only person on board is being given credit for dodging homes and train tracks. investigators are looking into
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there were no injuries in a construction accident in australia this morning. a fire at the base of a crane collapsed -- caused it to collapse more than 12 stories below. they think it started in electric wiring that they cleared out. as soon as it broke out and the road you see below was also closed. timing is everything in the rescue of a northern california girl. 10-year-old samantha white suddenly fell into a ten-foot hole you see right here while snowshoeing with her family in the sierra. in marin county a search and rescue team happened to be hiking down the s se trail after spending a day training. the team used ropes to hoist the wet, freezing and terrified girl out before hypothermia could set in. thankfully she'll be fine. come on back inside to the safety and warmth of the sports highlight. >> from our guys at espn. good morning. it's our "sportscenter" studio. i'm stan verrett and he's nealil everett everett.
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l.a. saturday and on to atlanta. >> where they won. now we have video to prove it. steph curry, this is right before half. kicks it then just throws it up. oh. dude had 19 in the first half. team was up 19. had a horrible third quarter like they had in portland. atlanta was actually down one after three. took a lead early in the fourth quarter. 28-6 run, but then the fellows got it together. by the fellows, i mean steph curry and the fellows. shoulder shake right there. you see that. when you do what he does, you can do that. he had 36. warriors win again. lebron james and the cavaliers imprereive win over the thunder on sunday. ty ran louisville's clubiu's club. le drawn james, one for seven. liu says he'll think about
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lock up the eastern conference. james, you don't see this. stripped by contaviok sauldwell-pope. 5 for 18 shooting. pistons 96-88. >> raptors beat the nicks. kyle lowry had a triple-double. >> another one as the bucks beat the lakers. that's all we got. >> thank you, gentlemen. well, coming up floating to victory, the basketball player defying odds and gravity with this viral image. certainly a space oddity. a gorilla at the international space station or is it? "the pulse" is next. karl, don't you have friends coming over? yeah, so? it stinks in here. you've got to wash this whole room are you kidding? wash it? let's wash it with febreze. for all the things you can't wash, use... ...febreze fabric refresher whoa hey mrs. webber inhales hey, it smells nice in here
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>> the american kennel club releasing its list of the most popular dog breeds and coming in third, those devoted blondie, the golden retriever. >> runner-up, the german shepherd and number one, the versatile and lovable labrador retriever. >> this all american canine takes the top spot for the 25th year in a row apparently if they are cute. adorable. i would love one but we also have to mention mutt, mutts too deswerve just as much love and for adoption. >> rescue dog. >> that's my plug for the count. next an image that's really going viral and some explanation behind it. >> his name, you see him right there, that's walker stillman but he's more like walker jumpman after this image of the high school junior from illinoioi playing basketball was picked up online. 'being called everything from
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>> nice attempt there, walker jumpman. we now know what he was doing. stillman explains saying here, i had jumped to are a rebound, saw that it wasn't coming my way and kind of stops what i was doing. he also confirmed that he is not a jedi. >> this was not also a mind trick of any sort. mind meld. >> yeah, something along those lines. >> yeah. >> might be a jedi. >> he just ate his wheaties. after nearly a year on board the international space station no one can be blamed for going a little bananas. maybe that's what led astronaut scott kelly to behave like this. >> that's kelly dressed in a rather life-like gorilla suit at the iss. it was recently sent up to him as part of a care package from his family and excuse the pun, but you can say that he really went ape with it. >> it looks very, very real, doesn't it. like someone from the zoo escaped on the international space station. apparently he was floating around up there chasing one of
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checking our top story, donald trump is hoping to continue his winning streak as they caucus in nevada today. he is holding a commanding lead over his rivals but ripped into ted cruz calling him sick last night. demonstrations outside many apple stores today will be in support of the company which is fighting a court order to hack an iphone for the fbi. the phone was used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. the kalamazoo, michigan, community held a second can't thelight vigil after this weekend's deadly shooting spree. the alleged gunman, an uber driver, is not saying what sparked the rampage. looking at today's weather, severe weather returns to the south from eastern texas and across the gulf coast. rain will stretch down into
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well, the countdown to the oscars has officially begun. we are less than a week away from the academy awards and in hollywood, the preparations are under way, as well. constructing the red carpet, of course, that's a big deal and they're making sure the stars will be able to strut their stuff. >> the other star, oscar, of course, getting a fresh coat of paint. abc's brandi hitt is covering it all including this year's crop of leading men. >> reporter: they are hollywood's leading men. competing for oscar gold. >> it's such an extraordinary ride. >> reporter: this year's best actor nominees include bryan cranston, matt damon, leo dicaprio, michael fassbender and eddie redmayne fresh off his win last year. >> i am a lucky man. >> reporter: damon starring in mass "the martian" taking home 1998's best original screenplay alongside ben affleck. >> all our friends and family and everybody back in boston watching us. >> 18 years later this is great
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>> reporter: this is fastbender's second nomination playing the role of steve jobs. >> no, you don't know want my name on it. >> reporter: and "trumbo"'s bryan cranston up for his first oscar ever. >> i'm delirious about it. real happy about it. >> reporter: but this year's favorite is dicaprio in the brutal drama "the revenant." >> it's us immersed in this world. it's very rewarding. >> leo is one of those stars who seems to be nominated every single year and shockingly has never won. >> reporter: that's dicaprio in 1984 nominated for "what's eat ing april," "avenueiator." he's won countless awards for "the revenant" including a screen actor's guild and golden globe. find out if he takes home his first oscar sunday. brandi hitt. >> that's what's making news in america.
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have a great tuesday.3 in today's early bird gets the win giveaway... we are giving away six family four packs of tickets to see the harlem globetrotters at the u-s cellular center. that's a total of 24 tickets!! the globetrotters will show off their trick shots wednesday, march 23. to enter, go to facebook dot com slash news 13. we will announce the six winners just before 7 this morning. 3 3 good morning... it's tuesday, february 23rd. i'm holly headrick. and i'm jay siltzer good morning. here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day
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warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7-day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 rain is to blame for a crash near downtown asheville. the driver was not hurt, but firefighters say he could not see in the rain, turning from patton avenue onto clingman avenue. the car ended up at a 45 degree angle on a utility pole. the road was closed for a short time to get the car back on the ground. 3 3 3 we are following a developing story on racial tensions at a high school in the mountains. the f-b-i tells news 13 it has opened an investigation and is working with the department of


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