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and talk about politics making strange bedfellow. several politicking stepping up. >> hillary clinton tweeting her approval of how trump handled cruz's comment last night. and now we're hearing from cruz himself. >> reporter: bill as you know if you look another the national polling it shows donald trump has a significant lead on the rest of the pack. when you look at where the voting process begins in the next few weeks. ted cruz is actually three points ahead of donald trump there in the state of iowa. so so no surprise that the two quarrels in south carolina. but reports saying that ted cruz went too far and that he insulted all of us. trump himself once said new york values are different than america. >> he said look i'm from new york. that's what we believe in new york. those aren't iowa values but
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>> reporter: but trump shot back by invoking 9/11. >> everybody in the world love new york and love new yorkers and i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> reporter: and trump went on how new york recovers from 9/11, he spoke of grit and determination. and in the end he even had ted cruz applauding. >> when the twin towers went down, i saw something on that no one else on earth could have york. >> [ applause ] >> reporter: a day later at city hall the mayor demanded an apology. >> i just want to say on behalf of all new yorkers, i'm disgusted at the insult that ted cruz threw at this city and its people.
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understand in york values. i finds myself for once in agreement with donald trump. >> reporter: and cruz was accusing him of using code by saying new yorkers are different. unusual, not like the rest of the country. >> he is practicing the politics of division. he's trying to divide people. he's trying to divide this country. it doesn't work and it's hypocrite cal -- hypocritical. >> reporter: he did issue a bit of an apology but i don't think that new yorkers will accept with quite what he said. >> i apologize to hard working men and women of the state of new york who have been denied jobs because governor cuomo won't allow fraking. i apologize to all the pro-life and promarriage and prosecond amendment new yorkers who were
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they have no place in new york because that's not who new yorkers are. i apologize to all the small businesses who have been driven out of new york city by crushing taxes and regulations. i apologize to all of the african american children who mayor deblasio, tried to throw out of their charter schools who were providing a lifeline. and i apologize to all the cops and first responders who had no choice but mayor deblasio because mayor deblasio and on and stands with the criminals and looters rather than the brave men and women in blue. >> reporter: that was the apology issued by senator ted cruz of texas to new york and several new york politicians.
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couple of weeks, ted cruz has avoided engaging with donald trump but that all changed last night and today many analysts today saying the reason for that is because the two are getting close in the first couple of states that will be having the voting and it all starts in a couple of weeks. >> oh he's engaging with him now. another costly sell off in wall street bringing the end of the worse two week start in the year. at one point the starting day, the dow plunged to 130 points. investors were rattled by another drop in oil prices and that caused energy stocks to tumble. by the close the dow regained a bit of ground but still lost 113 points. the nasdaq tumbled 126 points and the s & p lost 41.
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for a former suffolk county police sergeant charged with pulling over and stealing their money. green cleared of most counts including hate crimes. >> reporter: a thief with a badge, bill those are the words from the su fulling county district attorneys after the officer -- from the suffolk county district attorneys after the officer was cleared. sergeant scott green was charged with targeting hispanics for traffic stops.
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into his sleeve after stopping a under cover officer. the sergeant was cleared of bias charges. latino activists tonight are furious. >> it just boggles my mind. they were all hispanics. and you know, and the jury still couldn't come to that conclusion that it was a hate crime. >> reporter: supporters of the victims insist that sergeant green targeted undocumented hispanics because they are often paid in cash. and would be unlikely to report the theft. critics of the verdict say the jury simply didn't understand the law. >> everybody that came forward was hispanic and all of them fit the same profile. the methodology was the same. he would either ask them for
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wallet in the car and take their money. statute requires, the sergeants attorney insists there was no proof of that. >> we beat the top charges. we knew it was not a hate crime. we knew it was overcharged. to be clear, the jury did charges. sergeant green was taken into custody this afternoon. he faces a minimum of 16 months in prison. and a second trial on similar charges involving many other latino motorists. mourners filled a synagogue in the east side.
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so many people came to say farewell to say some had to listen to the service outside on loud speakers. well a perverted most public place. tonight a man in putnam county is under arrest for exposing himself in a library. authorities say it is not the first time he has done it. >> reporter: in the last incident his imagine was captured by a surveillance camera helping investigators track them town. >> i am just glad he was caught. >> reporter: a smile of relief after the arrest of this man who was pictured inside a place he's been targeting for lewd behavior. libraries. the latest in a string of
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library. police were called and a warner library system. >> someone had a picture of him and said is this him, i said yes. we proceeded from there and libraries. >> reporter: the man is photographed in the distinctive nike sweatshirt. >> the school sent an e-mail to families just to let them know it had happened. but i don't think i felt terribly concerned because i felt that people and the kids were not here at the time it occurred. >> reporter: cold spring is a quiet quaint village. known more for antiquing than crime. police played a role in the arrest. >> many people think cold spring is mayberry and it's not.
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last year so we knew it was time. >> reporter: the identity and charges of the victim not yet released but he is in custody. when asked why he targeted libraries, the suspect said he liked to take advantage of the free wifi. >> marcus, thank you. as we continue with eyewitness news at 6:00 this friday night. we have wet weather on the way. lee. >> just a few more dry hours but we're mild out there. it's cloudy and 45-degree. have your raincoat and umbrellas. there'll be sprinkles. your forecast is coming up. >> and if you're one of the 6 million riders on the new york city subway. just a heads up for you.
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the commute for many new yorkers about to get extremely unpleasant. >> a church -- chunk of the new york subway system about to be shut down for months. new stair ways and rails, an upgraded communication system. not bad. >> no not bad. >> everybody comes here.
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news riders don't want to hear, no service because of upgrades. this time it will affect systems for a year. it will knock out service for 14 months then when that's done no brooklyn bound service for another 14 months. >> it's going to be really, really tough. i'm going to figure it out. new york there's always other trains. so you know,. >> reporter: but the nta has built other platforms so riders won't have to backtrack to the end of the line just to get into the manhattan. some riders rolling with the punches. >> if you live here you have to live with it. the mta provides rides for millions of people and you take the good with the bad. >> reporter: with old cracking platforms and outdated stairways and much needed updates to the communication
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>> this is a system that was built in the 19th century. 100 years later we have to come in here and do the work. >> reporter: the service changing begin on monday. at the eighth avenue station in brooklyn. >> 14 months goes by like that. >> or not. when we come back, lee the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right.
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and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards
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a $300 reward card. call for more, now. okay we all know it's not exactly beach weather in new jersey but at least someone is getting a little sun. there he is. a seal turned up on the beach. workers at the humane society have been keeping their eyes on the seal. they say it's perfectly healthy. he's just visiting to enjoy the warm sun. how cute is he. >> is this better. >> that's my good side. >> you look beautiful. perfect. >> it was nice out today. it wasn't frigid.
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approval. >> it's been a nice day. >> you asked for it. >> many of you have been commenting how comfortable it's been. too. all right rob get in it too. and the high today 51 degrees after a morning low of 34. so way above average. the average 38 degrees. here's what you need to know. the window for wet weather starts at 10:00 tonight and goes to 8:00 or 10:00 tomorrow morning. looking at the radar i wouldn't be surprised if we get sprinkles. half an inch for most. i think we could have more of that in the island. maybe the jersey shore as well. that can cause ponding in the overnight hours and early morning hours. a warning about the 50 tomorrow with the gusty breeze and lower
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like 43, 45 rather than 50. 36 monticello. because we could have wintery precept in the mountains. 48 in belmar right now. just cloudy at 7:00. rain coming in after 9:00 or 10:00. winds picking up after midnight. by 8:00 in the morning, see how the wind direction has changed to the northwest and starts to get gusty. we're drying out at this point. then clouds could try to break at times. there are the clouds we're just starting to see the first sprinkles west of philly. already a couple of sprinkles are going to sneak into the area in a few hours. there's the heaviest rain. it's moving along. it's over the delmarva. look at this storm track, that in mid-january should be a snow track for us but the water temperatures are still around 49 degrees. that's why you saw the seal. then you see the snow here in
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watch this futurecast. already shows a couple of showers streaming in from 9:00 to 10:00. heaviest rain after midnight and wet snow and mixing at the mountains. tomorrow is by no means a wash out. it's just the early morning hours that could be damp then we start to warm up with a lower breeze. then cooling off tomorrow night. rainfall could push an inch on the island down the shore. a half inch or less north and west of new york city. it's 42 tonight. afternoon. rain is early, exits early. 45 or so. it's a brisk night tomorrow night as the chill comes back. on sunday, the only thing you have to be on guard for some snow showers could sneak into the day or early morning hours. there's also a flurry threat as you go into monday. those numbers on monday and
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we're in the upper 20s feeling like teens and it's a gusty cold biting day. after this cool stretch looks like the latter part of january is going to try to warm up. >> here comes spring. rob is up next with sports. >> the work begins here. the giants officially announce their new coach. wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away.
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day 73 of the introduction of the new head coach. >> it does seem to be dragging. >> a little bit, yeah. >> 10, 11 days we started this whole thing. i like this guy, i like him a lot.
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assistant high school coach. today ben mcadoo is the head coach of the new york giants. mcadoo's job has just begun. the picture came into focus this morning, mcadoo taking the job. >> i'm a hardened, battle tests tests -- battle tested and have been groomed for this job. >> reporter: he says he knows this is about winning not just competing. so the work starts now on a team that expects better than three straight losing seasons. >> you know every night i take pride in being able to look in the mirror. and know that i did my best to get the job done. >> guys can be great coordinators. doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be great head coaches, but i think he has something in him that is going to low him to be a terrific nfl coach. >> reporter: mcadoo worked with
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numbers in two seasons. i think coach mcadoo is a great coaches great teacher and will be a great leader of this team. >> we'll make tough decisions together. we'll build a football team with the winning traditions that we've had around here. >> family man, football man. the man now entrusted in getting the giants back on track. that's a lot of pressure. >> i like the pressure. this is what you live for. the this is the opportunity of a lifetime -- this is the opportunity of a lifetime. it's the capital of the world. the football capital of the world, what could get better. obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. isn't that great. mcadoo knows it's a new era. he says when the time comes he will tear the rear-view mirror and look to the future. >> the steelers are hoping ben
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but the steelers will not have antonio brown. he was officially ruled out today after being knocked out by cincinnati's burckett last week. brown still under the league's concussion protocall. deangelo williams is out as well. every time you see this it hurts. plenty of football news this week. news that included the rams return to los angeles but it's not welcomed news in st. louis where fans lose a team for the second time. first the cardinals now the rams. some folks are showing their frustration. we showed you some people are leaving their gear at the stadium parking lot. now they're doing this, they're burning their gear. >> and harvey and the mets are not heading down that salary arbitration road. mets pictures and catchers fitting through know 33 days from reporting.
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iota hosting mammoth. the entry goes a bit deeper. the hawks of mammoth boast the best bench. they cheer on their team. and the coach does not seem amused. are they on the team? i didn't know if they were on cheer leaders. >> wow. that's not nice. >> mr. mars quote, there was something about mcadoo. he's got that kind of leadership. >> behind closed doors that's where it came out. >> and a cute family. >> you're killing me, yeah. >> thank you rob for the introduction. what are we working on for 11:00. we have the answer. here's sade. >> busies in one of new york's trendiest neighborhoods look out after a spike in thefts. plus of course lee is tracking
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