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significant victories. ted cruz and bernie sanders also won multiple states: < ((narr-1)) republican frontrunner donald trump had a super tuesday - with cbs news projecting primary wins in seven states. ((sot trump)) "i think we have done something that no one thought could be done." ((narr-2)) ted cruz nabbed the biggest prize of the night - his homestate of texas - a crucial win for the conservative candidate. cbs news also projects he won oklahoma. ((sot cruz)) "our campaign beats donald trump resoundingly." ((narr-3)) marco rubio picked up the first win of his campaign - with cbs news calling minnesota for the senator. ((standup bridge - craig boswell/cbs news, washington)) a third of republican voters said the most important quality in their candidate is that he shares their values and can bring change. for democrats, it's that they have the right experience. ((narr-4)) cbs news projects hillary clinton won seven states - she now has a third of the delegates needed to clinch the democratic nomination. ((sot clinton)) "our country belongs to everyone - not just
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the bern! (narr -5) bernie sanders is celebrating a victory in his home state of vermont. cbs news also projects he picked up colorado, minnesota and oklahoma. ((sot bernie sanders/d- candidate for president)) "the people, when we stand together, will be victorious!" ((narr-6)) while nearly every candidate in the race picked up a win - the front runners are now so far ahead -- they're harder to catch. half the delegates needed for the republican nomination are being handed out tonight - and more than a third needed to clinch on the democratic side . > ((craig boswell)) republicans ben carson and john kasich have not scored a single victory in the primary season, but both say they are not ready to get out of the race. in washington, craig boswell, now back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > no candidate can clinch the nomination tonight. some 35 states still have to vote - inlcuding new york and california. york and california. five states have either primaries or caucuses on saturday./// ((paula francis)) > and remember... 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find information on all things politics, on air and online, at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more than
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were without power this evening. nv energy tells us there was an accident of some sort at a power substation around 8:00... causing the outage. power was restored around 9:45./// ((paula francis)) > the family of a grandmother and child killed at a bus stop is hoping one photo goes viral by thursday morning. that's when the driver who killed their loved ones is expected to be sentenced. vanessa murphy is live at the regional justice center with this exclusive story. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) the driver is scheduled to learn his fate here in court..... and the victims' family is asking for the maximum sentence... making their message clear on social media. < ((ashley aisa/grandmoth er and sister killed: i was just hoping that people understand. like try to help us.)) ((vanessa murphy)) ashley aisa hopes this photo goes viral. her poster reads....if you believe my six year old sister and grandma's killer should be sentenced to 40 years without parole, please like and share.
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killed: he took two lives. not just one. two lives, one of them had her whole life ahead of her and the other one looked forward to the future. so why not his life for theirs?)) ((vanessa murphy)) 58-year-old maria garcia and six year old alyssa aisa.....were killed while waiting at a bus stop on sahara near maryland last march. the driver leanardo ruesga is set to be sentenced thursday. he admitted guilt to 8 news now in an interview last year, then pleaded not guilty....and now has entered a guilty plea for two counts of driving under the influence and causing death... ((leonardo ruesga/offende r: because i couldn't hold it in any longer. it was just bottling up more and more every day.)) ((vanessa murphy)) we visited ruesga in jail again monday. the 20 year old man could face six to twenty years for each count. records show he had marijuana and methamphetamin e in his system at the time of the crash...and he left the
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police tracked him down shortly after. ((ruesga: i'm truly sorry. i mean i didn't plan for this. it was an accident. if i can go back in time, i would do it in a heartbeat.)) ((edna: it's hard to say i forgive you. i don't know if we ever can.)) ((vanessa murphy)) edna cordero says she hopes this facebook post will make a difference in court.... we asked a retired judge if it could.... ((david wall/retired judge: it's certainly something you take into account but you have to balance it against all the information that you have to make the decision that is the right one, that is a consistent one and not as the result of any kind of public pressure.)) ((vanessa murphy)) as for ruesga...even he says he doesn't blame the family.... ((ruesga: it's up to the judge. i mean i hope i don't spend the rest of my life in prison, but ya know, it's truly up to her. i understand why they want me to spend the rest of my life in prison... )) >
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alyssa and maria." they are thanking the community for support. ruesga's sentencing is scheduled for 9 a-m on thursday. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) > severe weather hits the deep south again. a tornado blew through a suburb of birmingham... badly damaging at least five homes ... and causing minor damage to many more. some minor injuries were reported, but fortunately no one was seriously hurt. this man's thankful his home is still standing -- partially -- after the tornado swept through: (( ben allison/home damaged in storm: "i told my wife, i said, get in the laundry room, and i didn't even have time to grab my dog. as soon as i got her in, the door closed shut. i got on top of her, and i heard my roof leave or be drawn away." )) ((dave courvoisier)) cleanup efforts are already underway... and gas crews are working overtime to make sure there are no leaks in the area.
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florendo who was monitoring this storm system./// ((tedd florendo)) another warm day but this time we did not reach the record. 80 degrees today, yesterday we of course beat that record on that day. we'll get another shot at it again tomorrow. ............................... ............. here's a look at what to expect by morning. temps mild and comfy by morning in the 50's and not those chilly 30's we saw a few months back. i think we're done with those. already warming up to the 70's by midday. and the record high tomorrow 82 degrees again. we'll have your nascar weekend forecast coming up ((paula francis)) > a woman is fighting for her life tonight... after she was stabbed near eastern and fremont this afternoon.
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the investigation because the victim's wounds are so severe. it happened around 3:15. metro was very quick to respond because patrol officers were planting flowers with children nearby.. as part of a community policing effort. if that wasn't enough, the location of the crime was particularly strange: (( lt. dan mcgrath / metro homicide: "you see the crime camera stand right over here, see that police thing over there? that's a mobile crime camera so, along with some video surveillance and some witnesses, we're pretty sure we can put this thing together fairly quickly." )) ((paula francis)) lieutenant dan mcgrath says those cameras have served as a deterrent to crime in the area for the most part. no motive for the stabbing is known, but a woman is in custody. witnesses told police they heard arguing before the stabbing./// ((dave courvoisier)) > every first tuesday of the month, metro officers meet with the communities local to their area command to address pressing issues in their neighborhoods.
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they discussed the problem of vehicle break- ins: ((capt. richard fletcher / metro patrol captain, nwac: "the point was to show them how easy and how fast it happens and that we also told them that if they report it, we can better respond to the problems in the neighborhood." )) ((dave courvoisier)) several northwest communities have seen their share of smash and grabs... but many times folks simply forget to lock up. police say your best bet to avoid becoming a victim is the old standby: lock your vehicle and don't leave any valuables in plain sight./// ((paula francis)) > still ahead, there is a high school team that learned the hard way you must run out the clock before celebrating. you won't beleive what happened to this prep team. chris will show us in sports. ufo sightings have always been hush-hush with the government... but could one presidential candidate be ready to open the
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"this is breaking news from 8 news now." ((paula francis)) > you're taking a live look at the scene of a vehicle into a house near cabana drive and twain... that's just southeast of desert inn and nellis. it's not exactly clear what caused this accident... we're told a woman was taken to sunrise hospital with life threatening injuries. we'll bring you any new details as we get them on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paula francis)) > several u.s.
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talking about the ufo mystery. ((dave courvoisier)) presidents jimmy carter and ronald reagan both had ufo sightings of their own, but the current presidential campaign might be the first in which ufo disclosure has been championed by a major party candidate. during a recent campaign stop in las vegas, the campaign manager for hillary clinton told politics now host steve sebelius that his candidate will try to get to the bottom of the ufo question. george knapp has the story. < john podesta/ fmr. white house chief of staff: i think the american people can handle the truth about this. john podesta has always been a strong advocate for declassification of government files in general and ufo files in particular. as white house chief of staff for bill clinton, podesta helped declassify hundreds of millions of documents, but if there were ufo secrets being held somewhere, they eluded even the president. podesta returned to the white house as a special advisor to president obama, and on the day he left the job he sent out a tweet saying his biggest
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to uncover the ufo files. these days, podesta has the ear of another potential president. he's running the campaign for hillary clinton, and made it clear to political reporter steve sebelius that the ufo question has been discussed. podesta: i've talked to hillary about that. it's a little bit of a cause of mine, which is, people really want to know what the government knows, and there are still classified files that could be declassified. it wasn't an offhand remark. podesta has encouraged journalists to ask his candidate about ufos, and a few have done so. mrs. clinton told a new hampshire newspaper that she intends to get to the bottom of the ufo mystery, thinks it is possible the planet may have been visited, and would consider creating a task force to investigate nevada's area 51 military base, which became a center of ufo attention more than 25 years ago because of reports that aired on klas tv. cnn characterized mrs clinton's
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but podesta makes it clear that he and his candidate are serious. podesta: i think i've convinced her that we need an effort to kind of go look at that and declassify as much as we can so that people have their legitimate questions answered and more attention and more discussion about unexplained aerial phenomena can happen without people who are in public life who are serious about this, being ridiculed. the clintons know first hand how the ufo topic invites ridicule. anyone remember the frequent tabloid headlines during the clinton presidency?....hi llary adopts alien alien endorses bill....and more recently, conspiracy theorists have suggested there are ufo secrets hidden in mrs. clinton's private emails. it comes with the territory. podesta: i come in for my fair share of
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whether i am off my rocker but i've been a long time advocate of declassification of records.... lee speigel/writer--h uffngton post: he ended one of his speeches by saying not only could the public handle it but we should do it because it's the law. huffington post writer lee speigel has followed the ufo debate since the late 70's. he notes that podesta has been way out in front on ufo disclosure, in speeches at places like national press club. it's time to open the books." in the mid 90's. the clinton's were lobbied by billionaire laurence rockefeller to end ufo secrecy. mrs clinton was photographed with rockefeller while holding a book titled are we alone, the implications of discovery of et life. bill clinton has made public statements confirming that he tried to get to the bottom of ufo issues while in office. bill clinton: first thing i did is send people to area 51 to see
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the government's interest in ufos officially ended with the closure of project blue book in 1969, but suspicion remains that unexplained encounters involving national security are still being studied by someone. podesta suspects that someone is holding on to a large cache of ufo files. lee spiegel says several whistleblowers have surfaced over the years, including the late lunar astronaut dr,. edgar mitchell who say that secrets are still being kept. speigel: there's military people coming forward now saying yeah, the government never did stop investigating ufos and we need to own up to that. podesta: we can see what's going on here in nevada.... george knapp 8 news now.> ((dave courvoisier)) mrs. clinton's rival for the democratic nomination, senator bernie sanders, was also asked about ufo's but said he is far more interested in issues that
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this is our sunset station camera looking east toward the strip and mccarren. ((tedd florendo)) the weather headlines for this week. near record highs again as we head through the 80's. but we'll be dropping from the 80's to the 60's and it's going to happen all in this week. also expect wind and cooler temps, confidence is high for those. but shower chances are also in the forecast along with mountain snow which you'll see coming up. ............................... .......... many neighborhoods this afternoon in the 70's over the west side of the valley where
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many other areas around town. warmer over the eastside where we're lower in elevation and typically warmer than most of the valley. ............................... .......... regional temps also in the mid 80's the valley with warmest temps down in laughlin near 90 this afternoon. cooler 60's for the central part of the state and death valley warmest in our regional temps near 90 there as well. low 80's for pahrump today and cooler in ely up in the northern part of the state. ............................... .............. we've got your nascar forecast, as of right now breezy and warm on saturday with temps near 82 with plenty of clouds. now sunday we drop down all the way to 65 for the high and windy. also could see showers on sunday as well. ............................... .............. we have clouds so far rolling through the region and now it's clearing up which we'll see this evening. rain stays to the west over california and over the pacific northwest but we remain dry. that system will not affect us, but but the one out in the pacific is the one that could impact us towards the end of the week bringing wind and cooler temps. shower chances as well. ............................... ....................... severe storms impacting the other half of the u.s. as we have this front rolling through the deep southe right now with severe thunderstorm watches for those areas. the same storm is providing snow over the great lakes and ice in buffalo. ............................... ....................... allergy report still showing
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pine and low for weeds and grass. ............................... ................ tonight expect a low of 56 with fewer clouds and pleasant. winds less than 10 mph. tomorrow expect a high of 82 warm and sunny and near record temps. 82 was set in 1967. ............................... .................. neighborhood by neigborhood temps in the 80's over the east side of the valley with near 80 for the west side of town. ............................... .................. extended forecast shows more clouds by thurday. we stay warm until saturday. then breezy to windy weather me in and ing cooler temps us shower chanc on sundayd monday. history was made tonight... after nearly one year in space, nasa astronaut scott kelly is back on earth. kelly departed the international space station after 340 days on board. kelly, along with two russian cosmonauts re- entered the earth in a soyuz space capsule that landed in kazakhstan late this evening. their time in space was twice as long as a typical mission. kelly will return to houston tomorrow. he handed over the space station command to fellow astronaut tim kopra./// > ((dave courvoisier)) after 92 years, rugby is back on the world's biggest stage.
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is now a summer olympic game. chris here with the good news. ((chris maathuis)) coaches and players are thrilled... as you can imagine in fact one coach came out of a four year hiatus for a chance to win a medal. > plus.. .sometimes there is no parade. i'll tell ya what's missing from this year's pit stop in vegas.
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"from 8 news now, this is sports with chris maathuis." ((chris maathuis)) what a great time to be a rugby player... for the first time in 92 years, rugby will be included in the olympic games. this year in rio de janeiro, three teams will be climbing up on the medal podium. what's really a big deal is that the usa mens and women's teams have qualified and will be playing for gold. here in las vegas this weekend, 10 of the 12 teams going to brazil are here competing in the 'sevens series' tournament. there are 16 total teams, playing 45 matches over 3 days. (( dan lyle/rugby sevens promoter: " we've really built
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and everyday we've added something for the fans and this year a really cool thing is the beer, wine and food festival. friday saturday and sunday. it's geared toward that local who is curious about rugby but could go out and have a south african sausage or a argentinian steak. so we have all the beer and wine to match that so you could get that and rugby comes with it.")) this might be the game for today's impatient sports fans, the 7 minutes halves and 2 minute intervals between games makes for a fast pace weekend at sam boyd stadium. the ufc world was rocked when holly holm delivered the kick that rocked ronda rousey. holm fights miesha tate this weekend, it'll be her first fight since that day. for tate, she know what she's up against... a very talented striker. miesha tate/challenge r: "you look at this girl and you say she's pretty much perfect., her striking is pretty much perfect, but the thing is this is mma and this sport is not perfect and people who can take a perfect fighter and make imperfections in the fight, i'm willing to
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world that it can be and i'm willing to make this fight a dog fight." ((chris maathuis)) surprisingly available. tomorrow will be the public workouts, you'll see a much bigger conor mcgregor... since he's gone up two weight divisions to meet nate diaz. and this will be holly holm's first big public appearance since knocking out ronda rousey. so lots of anticipation for tomorrow's event. then of course thursday is the press conference, followed by friday's weigh- in. everything is open to the public. nascar fans rolling into las vegas beginning tomorrow will be disappointed to find out there is no hauler parade on the strip this year. hundreds of fans lined the strip on nascar week anticipating what's become a very cool tradition. but since nascar's last race was in atlanta, most the haulers aren't arriving until late tomorrow night. how about this unfortunate finish to a prep basketball game in rhode island the one team has the lead as the clock winds down... a player throws the ball into the air in celebration. they won... yeah!!!! but wait there's more.
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arms of the team trailing, the player calls timeout. refs say there's one second on the clock... you know how this is going to end. the team that seemingly had the game won... celebrated too early. with one second on the clock they hit the game winner and now who's celebrating. so what's the moral of the story. 'quit while you're ahead" ((paula francis)) > our strange stories for tuesday right after
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e courvoisier)) > it's time for our three strange stories for tuesday. ((chris maathuis)) > this is unbelievable... a minnesota mom just gave birth to her second leap day baby... and her other child was born just 10 hours before leap day. meagan erickson's daughter alyssa was born on leap day in 2008... her daughter jessica on february 28-th in 2012... and yesterday daughter number three. if vegas took odds on something like that, you can bet they'd be astronomical./// ((tedd florendo)) > a kentucky man's release from jail lasted just one hour... and he went back in along with his girlfriend! this, thanks to some shenanigans that were adult in nature in a hardees parking lot. that's the east coast version of carl's junior. police said they received multiple complaints about the
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((paula francis)) > in china, a toddler fell out of the trunk of a moving van and it was caught on camera! don't worry, he's okay. the two year- old boy managed to get out of the front seat... crawled to the back... and opened the latch. his grandfather was oblivious to it all and drove away. the little boy then tried to catch up! luckily, the trailing car picked up the boy and pursued the van... alerting the grandfather with the horn./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. wake up with 8 news now this morning ... and remember we're always on at las vegas now dot com. ((paula francis)) the late show with stephen colbert is next. we'll see you back here tomorrow
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>> jon: stephen colbert! yeah! captioning sponsored by cbs ( band playing intro music ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey! thanks, everybody! thanks so much! welcome to "the late show." nice to see you. what's going on? ( cheers and applause ) thanks, everybody. thanks, so much. welcome to "the late show." i'm stephen colbert. ladies and gentlemen, i don't know if you know this, but there's news coming from the
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some folks a little bit jittery. starbucks has announced-- it just came out-- that next year they will open their first store in italy. finally, they will have customers who know what venti means. i looked it up. it means 20, because that is the price of a venti. ( laughter ) now, this could be even bigger than when dom neoopenned in italy and introduced them to the idea of disappointment. it's delicious. it's delicious. i want to say considerations to starbucks and hope the italians enjoy-- >> excuse me. i don't want to interrupt, but when does the singing start? >> yeah, and he doesn't look anything like tevye. >> no. ( laughter ). >> stephen: i'm sorry-- can i help you? i'm doing the thing. >> what scene is this?


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