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message. >> they mostly held posters calling democratic presidential nominee hillary a hypocrite, a liar and a crook. and called her out over her e-mail scandal. at one point there was a chanting match between this group and those in line to see former president bill clinton speak at this rally. one trump supporter i spoke with said he was upset with her views on immigration. when i asked him if he was happy with the way anything was running in this country. ((robert crooks/mountain minutemen founder: right now? no. the only thing good going on today is i read in the paper today, the los angeles times says donald trump is up 5 points in la in california. if we can turn california red, yeah. >> campus police were heavily monitoring both groups. at one point i did see a csn student with a clinton-kaine poster stand defiantly among trump supporters who were telling her to go away. ((nia wong)) >> but asides from that chanting match i mentioned earlier....things were mostly peaceful between protestors and
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vegas. nia wong 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races and political news that matters to you... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) thanks for joining us at noon on this wednesday.., i'm brian loftus. a man is dead after an electrical fire this morning at a home near eastern and bonanza. that's where 8 news now reporter is live with the latest. karen? ((karen castro)) >> las vegas fire and rescue says the fire was small but it caused a man his life. it living area behind this home. take a look at this video we shot from a neighbor's backyard. firefighters were seen taking out items of what they describe as some type of storage room that was transformed into a small studio apartment. investigators say the room was cluttered and had extension cords as a power supply. in fact, that's what they believe caused the fire in the first place. there were no fire alarms inside
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the home, they found an unresponsive man under a mattress. he was taken to umc with burns to 50-percent of his body. the man died at the hospital. there were other residents inside the home but they were not injured. ((tim szymanski - las vegas fire & rescue: the story that we're getting is that this was a homeless person that was living in that room and they let him stay there for free in return for doing work around the house and doing handy work and that sort of a thing. it was sort of an exchange. )) ((karen castro)) the converted living space. the fire department does not believe the converted storage room was up to code. but las vegas city inspectors will make the final determination. ((karen castro)) >> the fire has been ruled accidental. the flames caused an estimated 20-thousand dollars in damages. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) the mercury investigation has moved out of walter johnson junior high.. and into a nearby
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tested over the weekend... and the only one that forced a family out while crews decontaminate it. >> it's going to take at least another day to completely clean the home near alta and durango. the epa says the highest concentration of mercury was found in a bedroom .. where a student at the school lives: ((tom dunkelman / envrionnmental protection agency: "we'll remove the contents of the child's bedroom, test it if it needs to be disposed, we'll dispose of it. if need be, we'll remove carpet from her bedroom as well. we're hoping that will take care of the problem." )) >> the red cross is helping the family that's been displaced. they say there is no danger to neighbors. 80 homes were tested since the mercury scare nearly a week ago ... investigators are now looking for the source of the contamination .. but won't say whether the student at this home is responsible./// ((brian loftus)) the southern nevada health district has comfirmed reports of bed bugs inside a restaurant at the silver nugget casino in north las vegas. a woman who recently ate at 'home town' kitchen reached out to 8 news now this week... saying she suffered numerous bug bites.
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both dead and live bugs, were found under a booth... wall.. and under the carpet. the restaurant was down monday... but has re-opened.. under the condition that managers work with the health district to implement a pest management program./// ((brian loftus)) this story is creating a lot of chatter on our facebook page... william says... "bed bugs in a dining establishment shows poor management, poor ownership, and poor cleaning procedures. this should be a wake up call to older casinos in town." and kaitlyn once had an experic "will never buy used furniture again! we got them from a mattress bought in a buy/sell/trade group on facebook. the infestation was so bad we had to have a year of treatments to get them out completely. wouldnt wish bedbugs on anyone!"/// ((brian loftus)) still ahead ... medical information... stolen by hackers. who the u-s is blaming for unlawfully releasing the records on several american olympians. plus... letting go of the wheel.
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but what does it mean for the thousands driving for the company right now? the valley's news leader is back after the break./// ((sherry swensk)) beautiful sunshine and mild temps at the noon hour... after yesterday's big winds. ........... the payoff is the fall-like weather today. but these gorgeous mornings and mild afternoons won't last that much longer. a look at the warm-up coming back by the weekend./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and sherri
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((brian loftus)) the world anti-doping agency is blaming russian hackers for leaking its confidential medical information about female american olympians. as ben tracy reports... the hackers are trying to make the athletes look like cheaters.. but in fact the drugs were used with permission. the hackers called "tsar team"
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sport" and wanted to expose the "dirty methods" of the u-s olympics squad. they pointed the finger at "...dozens of american athletes..." who "...regularly used illicit strong drugs..." in order to win. gfx out the world anti-doping agency said they believed unauthorized access to someone's email led to the "criminal act." four time olympic gold medalist, gymnast gfx in simone biles responded "...i believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules." ve revealed were "...approved for legitimate medical reasons." (travis tygart sot) "they did everything they were asked to do." travis tygart is the head of the u-s anti-doping agency. he says each of the athletes exposed got their medications cleared in advance. (tygart sot rem73 22:39:10) "it's obviously indirectly at a minimum a result of wada exposing the russian sports system and government run doping program." gfx in in july, wada discovered
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doping.67 members of the russian track and field team were banned from competition in rio. gfx out (dr. john hoberman sot) "mr. putin is either applauding this action or he was behind it." sports historian and doping expert john hoberman says the hack could have devastating effects on the confidence that the world's athletes have -- in the confidentiality of their data. (hoberman sot) "an already corrupt international sports world // is now in even deeper trouble." (on cam close ben tracy/cbs news, los angeles) the russian government involved? well the kremlin emphatically says no. as for the fancy bear hackers, they promise to release more information in the coming days. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. (suggested anchor tag) ((brian loftus)) >> the international olympic committee condemned the hack and said the four u-s athletes did not violate anti-doping rules./// ((brian loftus)) coming up... a record donation for unlv. see what a gift of 10-million dollars is going to make happen for the rebel football
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christmas present... a 10 million dollar gift from the fertitta family. it's the largest gift ever recieved by the athletic department. the money will be used to build a state of the art football facility, something coach tony sanchez says will be a game changer for the program. tony sanchez/coach; it's great because it's not a project that you talk about in 3 years, it's a today project. ((brian loftus)) >> the new complex will be located south of the baseball field and north of the two practice football fields at wildcat park./// ((brian loftus)) college of southern improvements and this is a big deal for the school. csn dedicated the lady coyotes softball field yesterday this facility will allow the ladies to have home field for the first time in school history. it'll include a press box, hitting cages, bull pens, a video scoreboard and seating for 500 fans.////
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i'm just the messenger, but i'll take them! .............. it was calm and cool this morning... delightful as the cooler air has filtered in with that large area of low pressure. ...... am lows dropped into the 60s and even some upper 50s. tonight and early tomorrow morning should be
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...................... we won't get back to the normal high of mid 90s until late in the weekend and then warmer by monday. ................. the low which opened the door to all this cooi sliding northeast today taking showers and some high elevation snow.... leaving sunny skies and below normal temps behind today and for a couple of days. ..........
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history when it made landfall first as a tropical depression - then it strengthened and was named. that's v ........ sending lots of rain along the southeast coast and high waves. ................ highs in the desert staying in the 80s and low 90s this week. warmer upper 90s arrive by late in the weekend.
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associates is back with tips on how to track your daily spending./// ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
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and associates on... attorney judah zakalik was speaking to us about tracking our spending. the next step in the process... budgets... but he promises to make it easy! ---what is the simplist way to explain what a budget is? ---what kinds of tools can make
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---the budget you've given us doesn't have things in it like why is that? ---how detailed
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((brian loftus)) we'll be right back.///
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danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. tarkanian was ordered by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. danny tarkanian's out for himself, not us.
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beginning work on a self-driving car... uber has officially launched the technology.
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and if its successful it will eventually expand to other cities. all of the self-driving ubers have a driver in the front seat... to watch over all the moves the car takes.. and to jump in when theres bad weather. the company also says the new technology will not take away from current uber drivers... and that the future of ridesharing will be mixed with real people.. and self driving cars./// that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley's news remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter.
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington.
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