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governor nikki haley told me her endorsement of the senator did not come easy. >> you know, it was hard, because we've got great people running for president. nigel: less than 24 hours after endorsing senator marco rubio for president, the south carolina governor joined him on stops in greenville and anderson. we talked to the senator between the two. >> obviously, the endorsement well-respected in the state, and people have seen her leadership, and it brings a lot of credibility. she everything we are standing nigel: this endorsement is a big get. in fact, after publicly saying trump was not going to get it, 5 of the 6 candidates were hoping for haley's support, including jeb bush, whose family has been working very closely with the governor for years. >> let me tell you that governor bush is a friend, a very dear friend, and someone who has been a mentor, and someone who has done great things to help me on every step of the way. but when you have to find someone who is going to be president, you have to think
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nigel: when i asked what she saw in rubio that made her choose him, >> you know my passion. you know my passion for where i want this country to go. you know my passion for bringing jobs that were made in america. i don't want made in america jobs just in south carolina, i want them all over the country. but i want a fighter. nigel: marco rubio has landed some of the biggest endorsements in the state of south carolina. he has congressman trey gowdy, senator tim scott, and now governor nikki haley, all supporting his bid for president. gabrielle: happening now, donald trump is speaking for a -- scheduled to host a town hall meeting. these are live pictures in gaffney. the meeting is scheduled for the broad river electric cooperative. he has not taken the stage yet, but we will bring you there live when he does. today, trump has decided to hold his primary watch party at the spartanburg marriott on saturday night. earlier today, he was speaking about his plan to build a wall between the united states and
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>> look, i am wise to them. i respect mexico and their leadership. there leadership is sharper than ours. that is the problem. that is the problem. we have a trade deficit with mexico. $58 billion. so when i say we will build a wallet mexico will pay for it, the politicians came up and say, you can't get mexico to pass it. yes i can. gabrielle: live pictures from gaffney, lots of people in the crowd, waiting for donald trump to take the stage. after the meeting tonight and the rally, trump will head to columbia for a town hall meeting hosted by cnn. nigel: happening tonight, the conservative review will host its first-ever conservative convention. we're taking a live look at the bon secours wellness arnea. the event will start here at 7:00. all six of the republican presidential candidates have been invited. the convention has said that ben carson, ted cruz, and marco rubio confirmed they will
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general admission tickets are $14. gabrielle: looking ahead to saturday night, as soon as the primary polls close at 7:00, we'll have full coverage of the election results, all the way through news 4 at 11:00. all you need to know about the south carolina gop primary, will be right here on wyff news 4 and our mobile app. nigel: now, let's take a live look outside at what is happening right now through our woodruff sky cam. another great day. traffic is backing up on the interstate. gabrielle: at least those peoplpl see sunshine. john cessarich is on the road in spartanburg and the girls scouts office for the launch of their delicious girl scout cookies, and john, they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of my personal favorites, the lemonade? hint, hint. john: next year will be their 100th anniversary. can you believe it? they started selling those cookies in 1970.
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a beautiful day to eat girl scout cookies. i have been munching on them already. so good. i will skip dinner tonight. we showed you our skycam shot in greenville. in spartanburg, sunny and beautiful. in spartanburg, in the mid 50's. mid 50's in greenville and anderson. upper 50's through abbeville and low 60's in elberton. a cool spot, northern mountains of north carolina around boone, coming up and the 40's. the temperatures are seasonably cool for this time of year. over the weekend, a warm up, then it gets unsettled through next week. more about that in detail a little later on. now back to you. nigel: the california kid is one of nascar's elder statesman. gabrielle: marc dopher has more on jimmie johnson and his drive to capture another piece of stock car racing history. marc: jimmie johnson is a surefire nascar hall of famer, whenever he decides to hang it up and stop driving for hendrick motorsports. he has more than 70 sprint cup
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championships, just one shy of the record held by richard petty and dale earnhardt. >> you draw motivation off of years prior, but last year, what was so frustrating to us was to really be a top 3 or 4 car all year long, and be in position in the chase to start the chase, get eliminated due to a $5 part breaking in the third race in the eliminator round. two years ago, we just weren't fast, and we fixed that. but we got very close to where we wanted to be, then had the $5 part really got us in the end. for us, it's about the details, and that is what we are focused on moving into the 2016 season. marc: johnson is focused on kicking off a championship season. if he can capture the checkered flag on sunday, it would be his thrid win in the daytona 500.
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continuing coverage... on the le nigel: continuing coverage on the legal battle between apple and the fbi, over digital privacy and national security. gabrielle: apple is challenging a federal judge's ruling ordering the company to help the fbi break into a locked i-phone used by one the shooters in the san bernardino terrorist attacks . mark barger reports. mark: tech giant apple's finding support from one its fiercest rivals, google, as it fights a judge's order to help the fbi crack an iphone used by one of the san bernadino shooters.
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would set a dangerous precedent. >> i think what apple is suggesting, is that this little key that the government is offering, or asking for, creates a slippery slope that could potentially be made vulnerabilities for the millions of phones that are deployed around. -- around the world. mark: the fbi wants apple to create new software to bypass a security feature that erases all data after ten wrong password attempts. the government says the help's only needed on this one device. >> the slippery slope is that technology would exist, and how do you stop people from asking for it? mark: apple says they have been assisting the fbi, but that the latest request goes too far. in an open letter, ceo tim cook says creating a, quote, "back door" to bypass encryption is something he says they "do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create." the manhattan district attorney disagrees, saying it is critical for prosecutors to be able to gain access to data stored on phones. >> this is a decision, where to draw the line between public safety and privacy, that needs to be made by independent
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courts. mark: the fbi says it is running out of options as it tries to recover potential evidence stored on the phone. mark barger, nbc news. nigel: we want to hear what you think. should apple help the fbi break into the san bernardino shooter's iphone? take our now poll on out -- on our facebook, twitter, and right now. here's a look at the results so far. 78% say no, no, apple should not help the fbi. we will keep this poll going through tomorrow at noon and show you the results. john: i am live in spartanburg. i love this time of year. selling girl scout cookies.
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today-- at the bon secours nigel: today at the wellness arena, hundreds arrived for free heart health screenings. no appointment necessary. the event was part of a collaboration between bon secours st francis health system and upstate cardiology. it was part of the statewide screening day. testing everything from cholesterol, blood pressure, to
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>> it's very important for everyone to be screened, because heart disease will be present before you have symptoms. so if you have your screenings done regularly, youll know what your numbers are before you wind up with a heart attack. nigel: the event is held once a year. gabrielle: we want to bring you back to commitment 2016, live pictures of donald trump speaking at a debt -- a townhall in gaffney. let's listen in. >> have i converted you? no. this is incredible. the fact is, it is not even a contest. we have to protectct the second amendment. when it comes to what i have done, on june 16, i said i am
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i was with my wife and i said, we had more press, i had never seen somewhat present my life. it looked like the academy awards. i said, what am i doing? i have never seen anything like it. i made a speech and talked about illegal immigration. and it was a firestorm. you remember, a firestorm. the people coming across the border. i took a lot of heat. i said, rush limbaugh said, he took more in cummings then -- incomings than anyone. but people said, trump has a point. you had the killing of jamil in los angeles, it was horrible. you had the killing of the female veteran, 65 years old, who was raped, sodomized, and killed by a person that was here many times and should have never been allowed in the country.
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gabrielle: donald trump speaking live in gaffney at a town hall meeting at the broad river electric cooperative. we brought you a live look right there. we learned today that trump is holding his primary watch party at the spartanburg marriott on saturday. this evening, he will head to columbia for a townhall meeting hosted by cnn. nigel: tourism is now a $19 billion industry in south carolina. officials say the numbers represent the economic impact of tourism in 2014. the new marketing campaign in the state, called "satisfy your thirst," is expected to draw visitors to businesses that make everything from beer to tea, and from milk to moonshine. gabrielle: nice pictures their outside looking at our hilton greenville skycam. taking a look at other headlines, oprah fans will soon be able to get their hands on some of her gently-used, high-fashion items, for as low as $0.99. starting march 1, she'll be auctioning more than 250 of her items on ebay. the items include everything
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jewelry and shoes. bidding will start at $0.99, and it is, of course, sure to go way up. all proceeds will go to the oprah winfrey leadership academy for girls. all of the items up for grabs come from oprah's closet at her harpo studios in chicago, which is closing after 25 years. music streaming service spotify has a freebie for anyone that signs up for its premium service. anyone who subscribes to three months of paid premium service will get a free chromecast audio. chromecast audio allows you to other music streaming services, spotify premium runs $9.99 per month. the offer is good now until the end of the month. john: i am live at the spartanburg office of the girl scouts. it is that time of year. they are selling cookies.
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midlands covers 22 counties, from the mountains through the upstate. all the way down into lexington county, including columbia. they will be selling from february 19 through march 13, always on weekends. eight different kinds of cookies, four dollars or box. it h h been 10 years since they have gone up in price. four dollars, you can't eat that. the gluten free -- you can't beat that. the gluten-free lemonades. it is their 10th anniversary. i learned a long time ago, you never eat anything, and then do the weather. so i will hold it. this is crystal. 10 years. >> the 10 year birthday for the lemonade cookies. the girls are making a desert with the cookies. you don't have to eat them plain.
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layer of cheesecake pudding, lemon meringue pie, cool whip and they have crushed up cookies for the crust and the topping. there are plenty of recipes on our website. go to our website and find the cookies link and it will take you to recipes to use with girl scout cookies. john: i have heard you have a lot of recipes. >> i make a cake every year. put thin mints on a box cake and them up with whipping cream, and it is delicious. super simple. john: how nice is that? wow. >> my daughters make it every year. john: a great idea. ask for having us. i will bring this cookie home for you, gabrielle, because i know these are your favorites. in fact, i will bring you a whole box. gabrielle: thanks, john. john: a very nice thursday evening.
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satellites showing thin cirrus clouds coming in from the northwest. mostly clear tonight, plenty of sunshine tomorrow. the weekend will probably see increasing clouds. hoping the rain holds off until sunday, but a close call in the mountains. 43 in boone, still warming up into the 50's, 50 three in asheville and hendersonville in the mountains, close to where it should he. normally, we should be around 50. 56 the high and the upstate, which was close to what happened today. 56 in greenville, 59 in columbia, 60 in augusta and atlanta. nationally, a big storm system out west is producing a lot of rain in the valleys in washington, oregon, and california and the rockies. in the higher elevations, it is in the form of snow. our storm system next week, possibly midweek, a potential winter storm is still in the
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we have a lot of time to watch it. we will track the intensity. look at the huge warm-up in the middle part of the country. 74 in kansas city, 77 in oklahoma city. 70's all the way down through texas. strong winds in the plains, a fire danger because of winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. cold in the northeast, chilly rain with snow in the pacific northwest. in the south, gradually warming up. the ridge in the plains states will move east and arrive for us in time or the weekend. upper 60's, maybe pushing 70 depending on how much sunshine we get over the weekend. unsettled through monday, tuesday, and wednesday of next week. maybe wet snow for the mountains, not the upstate. but it depends on the track of the storm system and how intense it is. we will talk more about that coming up at 6:00. now back to you.
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panthers defensive end jared allen has announced his retirement. on his twitter page, he says he is, quote, "riding off into the sunset" after 12 seasons in the league. he played for kansas city, minnesota, chicago, and then ending his career with the panthers. allen racked up 136 career sacks on the field, and off the field, he was an advocate for providing housing for american soldiers injured in battle. gabrielle: the stanley cup paid a visit to the white house, and it brought the 2014-2015 chicago blackhawks along with it. the team was honored for its stanley cup victory by the president. he said it is always fun to have the cup there, and it is the best trophy in sports. the president also noted that it was the third time the blackhawks have made it to the white house during his presidency. in fact, the hawks have won the cup three times in the last six years. going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes.
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and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter. we need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own.
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nigel: president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit cuba in 88 years. gabrielle: the trip is part of an administration effort to normalize relations with cuba, a process that began in 2014.
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sally: nigel and gabrielle, the white house says the president will raise human rights issues another concerns during the trip, scheduled for march 21. president obama will spend two days in cuba, meeting with cuban president raul castro, and interacting with cuban activists and entrepreneurs. >> what we'll be focusing on, with respect to the visit, is, how can we take the changes we've made in our policies and regulations, and try to connect them to changes cubans are making. sally: secretary of state john kerry visited havana for the opening of the u.s. embassy last summer. since then, travel restrictions and barriers for conducting business have been eased. the cuban government, still pushing for the u.s. to meet two major conditions. >> the blockade has to be lifted, and the territory occupied at guantanamo has to be returned. >> i have a message for the cuban government. we're keeping guantanamo. you're not getting it back. sally: critics, including some presidential candidates, say the president's visit will reward a
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engage in human rights abuses. >> they are vicious murderers. they are communist totalitarian dictators. they hate america. sally: analysts say a lifting of sanctions isn't likely, especially in an election year. >> i think, instead, it will be chipped away at, sort of creating loopholes and allowances for certain kinds of trade and travel, and that, over time, we'll see it effectually gutted. sally: republican congresswoman ileana ros-lehtinen calls the visit "absolutely shameful," and democratic senator bob menendez says it is "totally unacceptable." in washington, sally kidd, wyff news 4. nigel: thanks for joining us at 5:00. gabrielle: is it 6:00 with michael and carol starts right now. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 6:00 in high definition.
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me on instagram. carol: more concerned about the cameras, than the courtroom. three of four suspects in the slaying of a teen face a judge today. those suspects facing a slew of charges. >> if we do what needs to be done, i think america's greatest days are within our reach. carol: governor haley stumps for senator marco rubio. a day after her endorsement for president. michael: the suspects face a slew of charges, including murder tonight. carol: but that didn't seem to faze them in court. wyff news 4's mandy gaither is live and local in easley with more. mandy? mandy: kejuan brown was shot in the chest here at this bowling alley. police say there had been an argument over social media, and the group came here to fight. three of the four suspects faced a judge today. albert taylor is accused of shooting the 17-year-old at tri-city lanes. jamari fair, dennis gibbs, and a fifteen-year-old, also facing a murder charge in the case.
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them. >> yeah, i got a question. what these cameras for? >> it's the news media. >> the news media? what's up, y'all? you can follow me on twitter, follow me on instagram, snapchat. mandy: we showed this video to the victim's great-grandfather, who could only shake his head. he says kejuan had gotten into some trouble in the past, and went to a boys' home, but was a different person with a bright future when he got out a couple weeks ago. >> i didn't know this would happen. i talked to his mother just the other day, and she's just getting a house, and getting his room straightened out, and then, 3 or 4 days later, this happens. so it's just really a shock for me and the family.
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of the suspects was already out on bond for attempted murder. the warrants say he shot at a man and woman on a porch but the bullet hit a car instead. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, live in easley. michael: scary moments for folks near downtown greenville this afternoon. gunfire on butler avenue. police say one person was injured by shattered glass, when he was caught in the crossfire. officers say gunshots were fired from two different cars. our nigel robertson was driving on butler avenue when he heard the shots. he ducked down in his car, and drove to safety. no arrests and all of this so far. carol: now to powdersville, were several agencies are investigating a wreck that took one man's life this morning. the anderson county chief deputy coroner charle boseman says 62-year-old stephen burnett of easley died at the scene. boseman says the greenville county sheriff's office was chasing a car driven by 25-year-old dexter reeves, when reeves' car collided with burnett's truck at the corner of highway 81 and highway 153. reeves had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. it all happened around 4:30 this


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