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((brian loftus)) and his death has sparked a battle over whether or not president barack obama should appoint a successor. scott mclean joins us from washington with the latest. as condolences come in, battle lines also being drawn over justice antonin scalia's replacement. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell quickly making clear he wants the "next" president to choose the new justice, with republican presidential choose the new justice, with republican presidential candidates following suit during saturday's debate. (donald trump, (r) presidential candidate) it's called delay, delay, delay. (sen. marco rubio, (r) presidential candidate) i do not believe the someone. in california, president obama acknowledging scalia's death and promising to nominate a replacement soon. (president barack obama) i plan to fulfill my constitutional
successor in due time. and there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. getting a nominee confirmed in this election year will be difficult, with senator mcconnell and his democratic already at odds. mcconnell in a statement saying, "the american people? should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice." reid pushing back saying, ".the senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible." without a majority in the senate, the democrats will need a handful of republicans to break ranks, including some facing tough re-election bids this year. the democrats already sharpening their line of attack. (sen. chuck schumer, (d) new york) i think first the american people don't like this obstructionism. when you go right off the bat and say i don't care who he nominates i am going to oppose him, that's not going to fly.
brian loftus > antonin scalia's death dominated the campaign trail this weekend.. both democrats hillary clinton mcconnell is wrong... and should follow the constitution. (((sen. bernie sanders,(d) presidential candidate): "i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons that the republicans woud deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional responsibility, which is to appoint members to the supreme court )) hillary clinton: barack obama is until january 20, 2017. that is a fact, my friends,
or not)) kirsten joyce both sanders and clinton spent part of their weekend campaigning here in southern nevada.. and they'll be back later this week... as voters here.. gear up for saturday's democratic caucus. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is in the newsroom. michael.. what are some of the issues.. the two candidates touched on.. brian, kirsten... the candidates touched on a number of topics... from jobs and better wages... to greed on wall street and immigration reform: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate: it was unions who fought for good wages, safe working conditions and benefits that built the american middle class and we're going to do it again. )) ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: the people who control our economy the people who control our political life are so powerful that there is no way that we can do what has to be done for the working families of this country. unless millions of people come
)) hillary clinton was the first in town. the presidential hopeful made comments saturday morning at a rally for hundreds of union workers in henderson. clinton amped up the crowd talking about more jobs, better wages and healthcare benefits. during her 25- minute speech... she also took multiple jabs at the republican party... accusing them of causing the economic crisis in 2008, which greatly affected nevada: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate: i am absolutely committed to making sure that we never have the mess we had in 2008 again. this state, this state was especially hard hit. too many lost their jobs, too many people lost their homes. i don't think president obama gets the credit he deserves to digging us out of the ditch that the republicans brought us into in the first place. )) ((michael stevens)) republicans
clinton's radar... her opponent bernie sanders took some jabs as well. clinton described his health care plan as a theory that would lead to enormous tax hikes. she also suggested his platform of breaking up big banks will do nothing to advance other causes, including gay rights and immigrant rights. democrats are set to choose between clinton and sanders at caucuses this saturday. she's hoping for a win among nevada's more diverse electorate after a narrow win in iowa and a loss in new hampshire. coming up in our next half hour... bernie sanders visit... and how he plans to drum up brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... any word one where the two candidates stand in the polls here in nevada? ((michael stevens)) brian, a recent poll by "target point" has clinton and sanders tied at 45-percent in our state...
voters to get our and caucus on saturday. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters. and will continue to bring you the latest news surrounding this year's election both on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < it was a fairly cloudy valentine's day yesterday ... but most of those clouds have slipped off to the east and south now and temps are very mild this morning. we also had some gusty winds to more than 30 mph and those are calming down a bit. ................... we hit highs in the mid 70s and
((kirsten joyce)) > rancher cliven bundy will be facing a federal judge in oregon tomorrow... he was arrested last week after he landed in the state... his son ammon was leading an but cliven's charges aren't related to that... he's facing charges stemming from a standoff here in nevada back in 2014... that prompted federal officials to release cattle being rounded up near his ranch./// ((brian loftus)) > the man who police say hit and killed a two year old girl...is being held on one million dollars bail. 51-year-old daniel garcia- friday... north las vegas police say he caused the crash that killed sunday.. he's facing several charges...includ ing failure to stop at the scene of an accident... drivers license. evelyn's family has set up a go- fund-me account to help pay for funeral expenses.
website---las- vegas-now-dot- com. /// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >crash at alta and rampart. you can use durango, and it doesn't look like you'll be running into any cones up at the cheyenne intersection. crash at eastern and valley. use maryland parkway. no delays on i-15 and sahara. < > < > back to you. ///
people...shot with blow darts in san francisco! ((brian loftus)) how they're doing this morning... ((kirsten joyce)) and the east coast, hunkering down...for another winter storm. why some say today's a good day for the rain and snow. ((brian loftus)) a slower route to mccarran.. crews have set up even more cones in the area. demetria tells you why in
we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no mattet where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
squaw valley at lake tahoe can have their experience recorded by a drone... and it's all legal. the c-b-s affiliate in reno reports cape productions is the first in the country...allow ed by the federal aviation administration to fly within 500 feet of people. the company first started at squaw valley in olympic valley, california... and plans to expand. the f-a-a regulates commercial drones...
certified by the f-a-a./// ((sherry swensk)) > the east coast and mid- atlantic are prepping for snow this week... some parts of the country are already getting snow... and some areas could get up to eight inches. washington d-c sent out a snow team ahead of the storm... it's expected to deliver a mix of snow, sleet, and rain. today is a federal holiday so fewer people will be on the roads./// ((sherry swensk)) > and the cold weather made for a cool display in boston... take a look at this "sea smoke"... it's actually steam... it forms when the cold air moves over warmer water. several cities across the east got record- breaking cold
to blow between 20 and 30 mph today and gusts could hit 40 mph and higher. ................. the country is staying very lopsided between warm air and cold air... thanks to the jetstream reaching far north over the west... and bringing in cold canadian air into the eastern united states. .................. rain is developing across the south and mid- south... then turns to snow as it cross east toward the coast. the super cold air will take a few days to thaw a little with temps that are 20 to 30 degrees below normal. .............. meanwhile... here at home it's going to be another really warm february week for us here at home. temps keep rising for the next
then clouds arrive thursday with a system that looks now to bring rain to the mountains, but maybe not the valley. temps take a hit, but staying ll above normal right ioxt weekend.back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police are looking for a person who shot and killed a man late friday night. it happened near rancho and lake mead. police say 21- year-old leon velasquez was inside his car when someone shot him several times and took off... this is the 19th homicide in metro's jurisdiction this year... if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((brian loftus)) > a violent home invasion sent one person to the hospital and the suspects still are on the loose. it happened saturday morning in henderson...nea r pacific and wan wagenen street.
their late 20's or in their 30's forced their way into a home.. detectives say they shot a man inside ...he was sent to the hospital in critical condition. three kids were in the home at the time but were not hurt./// ((kirsten joyce)) > two people are recovering after they were hit by blow darts on the golden gate bridge. it happened on friday in san francisco. the people were walking on the bridge when they were hit... they were treated at the scene and released. the darts are being tested for chemicals. the darts were five inches long... with one end sharpened to a point. right now, authorities don't know who shot them./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor construction starts on rainbow between sunset and russell tonight. expect traffic to be down to one lane between nine pm and five am. you'll be working with two lanes during the daytime.
before things are finished. start thinking of different ways to get to the beltway because things will get even slower. > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new way to take your stuff back... ((brian loftus)) how nordstrom is making returns easier. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... big bills for a famous rapper ... the enormous amount of debt kanye west says he owes.///
at a new spot... hena daniels has more from wall street. friday was a winning day on wall street. oil prices moved higher and bank stocks were on the rebound, helping the market chalk up its first gain of the week. /// the dow close up 313 points the nasdaq climbed 70 points /// voters in austin, texas will decide in may on whether uber and lyft drivers should be fingerprinted and pay 2 percent higher fees to the city. while opponents say the measure isnt necesary for the ride sharing service - others think it's a measure to protect riders. /'// nordstom will now accept returns from its discount store - nordstrom rack. that paves the way for shoppers to return items bought back at the its high end stores , or its discount outlet. despite the change, store officials are encouraging shoppers to make returns through nordstrom dot com or the original retailer. /// etch - a- sketch is drawing a new future . the ohio art company company that produced the classic toy for decades has sold it to spin master corp in toronto for an undisclosed price.
bittersweet - but was done to helo ohio art's long term future. /// that's your cbs moneywatch report. for more log onto cbs moneywatch dot com. in new york, im hena daniels > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor last week, the county announced lane closures along the south beltway right by mccarran. it's all a part of the big airport connector project that started last summer. at times, eastbound 215 between the airport connector and warm springs will be down to three lanes. these closures will be in effect through next spring. the county says it's necessary while crews install new storm-drain facilities, build a storm-drain facilities, build a new retaining wall and reconstruct a ramp linking to the warm springs exit. the entire project is expected to finish up next fall.
after police say it helped take down the suspect... in friday's hours- long standoff. ((kirsten joyce)) > and music's top stars hit the stage tonight... for the grammy awards! how this year's show will be different from years past./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning.. and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus.. it was a busy weekend for politics in our state. kirsten joyce both democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton... and bernie sanders made stops in las vegas. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens joins us live from the newsroom. michael... how did the candidates try to get voters on their side ahead of saturday's caucus? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... it was a busy weekend for both of the democratic candidates... hillary clinton was in henderson on saturday... talking with a large group of union workers... while bernie sanders made an appearance yesterday at bonanza high school. it was a packed house at sanders
some supporters even had to be turned away. the democratic candidate spoke to the crowd for about an hour. and during his speech... he covered a number of issues from low wages... to education. he also said his plan to bring wealth equality to all americans was on the top of his to-do list. the senator even riled up the crowd talking about the greed in wall street: ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: you have lived through the greed and illegal behavior of wall street. you got people working two or three jobs. you got people who are working full time who go to emergency food shelters. )) ((michael stevens)) he promised to raise the minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour... and demand equal pay for women: sanders also promised to pass sanders also promised to pass comprehensive immigration reform and said if congress doesn't act, he will use his executive powers. when it comes to paying for college, he wants to offer free tuition at public institutions. at one point he also said the
demilitarized. he got a loud cheer when saying he wants to legalize marijuana. today. but he will return to nevada before saturday's democratic caucus. he and clinton are set to take part in a town hall on thursday. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... nevada's caucus is very important for these two candidates... very... of course our caucus is the first in the west... but we also have a very diverse population... different from some of the earlier caucus and primary states. ((kirsten joyce)) we are your local election headquarters. and will continue to bring you the latest news surrounding this year's election both on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > candidates are debating on the campaign trail... seat. justice antonin scalia died over the weekend... a justice of the peace confirmed the 79-year-old died of natural causes.
hunting trip in texas. scalia's body will be back in the washington area today. president obama says he'll declare a nominee after the senate break...which ends later this month. republicans vow to delay, or even outright block the nominee./// presidents day... and you can get your hands on some good deals! in honor of the holiday, you can head up to red rock for free. entrance fees to the national conservation area are waived. you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 13 mile loop around red rock.// ((sherry swensk)) > also today... you can get a special offer at sonic drive-in... hot dogs. you have two to choose from...the all american or the chili cheese coney dog. but you'll only have today to take advantage of the patriotic
advantage of that fee free entry to red rock today... the flag is up and down from our molasky camera this morning. ............ it was a fairly cloudy valentine's day yesterday ... but most of those clouds have slipped off to the east and south now and temps are very mild this morning. we also had some gusty winds to more than 30 mph and those are calming down a bit. ................... we hit highs in the mid 70s and it looks like another warm day for our holiday monday. ........... we should have plenty of sunshine today. look for some north- northeast breezes, but not as windy as yesterday and highs in the upper 70s. temps will keep climbing before a system brings a chance of rain for some areas and somewhat
< kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > the metro police dog that was stabbed in the head during a 12 hour barricade situation... is now recovering. it's a hard photo to see.... k-9 nicky had surgery and suffered multiple cuts to his head...but is expected to make a full recovery. this happened on friday at a home near maryland parkway and desert inn. the suspect was taken into custody... no word on his name or the charges he might face... it is a felony to injure a police dog./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking?
dealing with an injury crash on the south beltway right now. it's on the eastbound side near windmill. big police presence and it looks like traffic could be diverted at warm springs.... crash on westbound spring mountain at mel torme, which is before i-15. > < > < > /// ((brian loftus)) > the mayors
it's a youth tournament featuring hundreds of teams from across the country, and the world. the tokyo mustangs traveled 6000 miles for a unique opponent..and experience. ((ricky fujioka/ tokyo mustangs) "well we've only been playing with japanese people and we're in las vegas and get to play with american people which is a really good experience for me." (ryo tarokanesaka/cha dwick international, south korea): "i love the high- intensity games. it's a different weather. obviously, korea is always cold. it's hard to play because sometimes it snows." ((brian loftus)) over 70 international teams from five continents took to the field./// ((brian loftus)) > scary moments.. near an airport. ((kirsten joyce)) a bomb... found in a rental car! how the device was discovered. ((brian loftus)) plus... we're just hours from the grammy awards. we'll take you inside the staples center.. as the performers prep for the
they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities r their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long
as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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excitement over tonight's 58th annual grammy awards is growing as music's best singers and musicians prepare to take the stage. ((demetria obilor)) the show will be packed with unique collaborations and stiff competition... but the it should also stir up a lot of emotions...by honoring the lives of musicians we have recently lost. ((brian loftus)) teri okita takes us inside the staples center in los angeles. rapper and nominee pitbull will rock the grammy stage with a diverse mash-up of musicians. ((sot: pitbull/ grammy nominee & performer)) "and man, we're up there with joe perry from aerosmith. common man, it doesn't get more rock n' roll than that." the performance is part of a grammy tradition that partners artists from different genres and generations...an d features rising stars like first-time nominee andra day. (nats -- day & goulding
singer will meld her voice with pop star ellie goulding in a duet. ((stand-up: teri okita/ cbs news/ los angeles)) organizers say this year's grammys here at the staples center is different from previous years. the show will be filled with stirring tributes to honor the long list of music legends who died recently." (music video -- "traveller"/ mercury records nashville) "album of the year" contender chris stapleton will lead an all-star tribute to blues icon bb king. gary clark junior and king's close friend bonnie raitt will also perform. ((sot: bonnie raitt/ grammy performer)) (interview shows both gary clark jr & raitt in shot) "he was just the greatest. he's had more influence than anyone i can think of in history in the blues and rock n' roll." lady gaga's homage to the late david bowie is expected to be among the night's biggest performances. (natsot -- interview) "it's basically a medley of nine tunes..." nile rodgers put together the elaborate tribute. ((sot: nile rodgers/ david bowie tribute musical director)) "this // is very personal. it feels like a wonderful way to say goodbye." (music video -- "1989 world tour"/ big machine records) but the biggest spotlight may belong to taylor swift, who is up for 7 grammys... (music video -- "alright"/ top dawg entertainment/a ftermath records/intersc ope records) and
teri okita, cbs news, los angeles. ((brian loftus)) > the eagles will honor the band's co- founder glenn frey. natalie cole, earth, wind, & fire's maurice white, stone temple pilots' scott weiland are among the other artists who will also be remembered. the 58th annual grammy awards show, hosted by ll cool j, airs live tonight on cbs at eight oclock./// adlib weather chat sherry swensk <
valentine's day. and the winds were a little pushy, but they won't be as gusty for the valley today.... and we'll get more sunshine back. ............ a wind advisory is in place right now along the colorado river where winds are expected to blow between 20 and 30 mph today and gusts could hit 40 mph
................. the country is staying very lopsided between warm air and cold air... thanks to the jetstream reaching far north over the west... and bringing in cold canadian air into the eastern united .................. rain is developing across the south a mid- south... then turns to snow as it cross east toward the coast. the super cold air will take a few days to thaw a little with temps that are 20 to 30 degrees meanwhile... here at home it's going to be another really warm february week for us here at home. temps keep rising for the next few days to even 80 degrees by wednesday! .... then clouds arrive thursday with a system that looks now to bring rain to the area... we'll find out if any is expected in the valley coming up. >
((kirsten joyce)) > today, pope francis continues his historic trip to mexico with a visit to its southern border. yesterday, the pope celebrated an outdoor mass in one of mexico's most dangerous towns -- warning the faithful about the dangers of wealth. the pope also visited a children's hospital in mexico city. today, he will be in the southernmost part of the country... he's expected to celebrate mass at a sports center./// ((kirsten joyce)) > concerned about the zika virus, mexican officials started aerial anti-mosquito spraying..... and house-to-house fumigation.. meantime brazil's president says zika won't affect the upcoming olympics..... they'll be in rio de janeiro in august. brazil's military and hundreds of thousands of health workers... have been mobilized to fight the virus. zika has been linked to a serious birth defect in newborns./// ((brian loftus)) > police are working to find out who planted an explosive device near the airport in albuquerque, new mexico. investigators say the device was attached to an avis budget rental car.
morning. device. officials say they'll try to track down the last person who rented the car./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > crash on eastbound 215 and windmill. looks as if traffic is being diverted at warm springs right now. no delays in the spaghetti bow. < > < >
((brian loftus)) > kanye revealed a surprising tidbit of information about himself...he says he's 53 million dollars in debt. he tweeted it on saturday night... but its not clear if he was kidding or serious. his new album was released over the weekend, too...called "the life of pablo". right now it's only available on tidal./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the movie "deadpool" came in number one at the box office this weekend... the superhero film brought in about 135 million dollars. kung fu panda 3 came in second place...and brought in about 20 million... and the romantic comedy how to be single came in at a close third... with close to 19 million dollars./// ((brian loftus)) > a bittersweet moment for basketball fans last night... as kobe bryant played his last all-star game. ((kobe bryant!!! cheering, kobe,
kobe was the last player to be toronto... as you heard, the crowd chanted his name before he spoke. in his final all-star game, kobe bryant scored 10 points, dished rebounds./// ((brian loftus)) > saying "i do" in the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) hundreds of couples officially tied the knot this valentine's day... the next busy day for chapels in las vegas.///
were busy all weekend... they were booked for weddings every half hour... and were at full staff to make sure everything went off without a hitch. (((( aimee stephens/vegas weddings: "it's been amazing. today is such a wonderful. love is in the air. we've had weddings back to back all day long." )) ((kirsten joyce)) folks with the vegas weddings chapel tell us they're just as day. that's february 29th./// ((demetria obilor)) > trending this morning... more than just love birds celebrated valentines day over the weekend... all sorts of animals at the houston zoo participated in the hoilday. the zoo released these photos of pairs of animals yesterday.... showing elephants, sea lions, otters, and meerkats getting snuggly.///
check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < crash on northbound i-15 in sloan right now. traffic is down to one, right lane. crash on westbound spring mountain and mel torme. still not seeing any eastbound traffic get past warm springs after an injury crash. > < > < >
sherry. sherry swensk < look for a lot more sunshine for your president's day monday than we had for our valentine's day. it will be another warm day... and so if that one watering day a week is not enough for you... you can hand water with the garden hose whenever you want. ................ a nice day to take advantage of the free entry to red rock today... or keep going up to the mountains and do some hiking. gusty winds exptected for the river today and choppy waters in the lake. ................. valley temps keep rising for the next few days to even 80 degrees
then clouds arrive thursday with a system that looks now to bring not the valley. temps take a hit, but staying well above normal right into > kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > shelling out thousands of dollars... then left high and dry.. ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... the contactor scamming homeowners who pay for pools.. then get left with nothing but a hole in the ground.. in today's 8 on your side. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... the holidays are over and done with... but now we may be left with a sticking around.. the three fitness apps to help you get in shape at home.///
there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values,
lasvegasnow.com to check out the ski report for lee canyon > kirsten joyce > one of the most conservative supreme court justices passed away.. the debate already raging.. over his successor. ((michael stevens)) > plus... a weekend with berine... and hillary... what both candidates had to
say at their campaign stops in las vegas... ((brian loftus)) > and... surviving on snow.. the miraculous story of how a man lived.. after his truck broke down in a remote area near reno./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ca kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. the body of the late supreme court justice - antonin scalia - is back in the washington dc area today. ((kirsten joyce)) a justice of the peace determined the 79- year- old died from natural causes.. he passed away during a hunting trip in texas over the weekend.