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flowers from her funeral held yesterday. the 30-year-old avid runner went for a jog tuesday evening inside spring creek park. her dad got worried when she didn't return home, called police and along with detectives found karina's lifeless body in the tall grass. even though she did put up a fight, police say she was strangled, severely beaten and sexually assaulted. the nypd is working this case around the clock. karina's father thanked all of that. cathy called karina's killer a coward. she looked directly into the tv cameras saying to the suspect karina was a big believer in karma guaranteeing that whoever did this, that he or she will pay for this forever. >> whether you're one, whether you're 10, i'm going to just use singular. but i'm here to remind you in case you don't already know
world against you. the whole entire world knows what a pathetic puny weak piece of filth that you are. the whole world knows that and to know your face as well. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 you will hear more from cathy. you also will hear from karina's two best friends. also the new tool being added to this investigation. for now we're live in howard beach, kemberly richardson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. there has been another attack on an officer by an inmate at rikers island. the correction officer's
an officer's forearm. it says two officers were assaulted by an inmate who got out of his cell early this morning when his door was open to retrieve his meal tray. a scalpel blade was recovered from that scene. on eyewitness news at 11:00 we will hear from the president of the officers union. police are investigating an attack on the subway as a possible hate crime. investigators say the attacker made anti-gay remarks as he stabbed a man several times on in morningside heights last night around 7:30 at the 110th street and broadway station. the victim was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. police are still looking for his assailant. a major announcement in major league baseball, alex rodriguez will play his final game next friday with the new york yankees, but he isn't saying good-bye to the pin stripes just yet. we have team coverage of the big announcement and the reaction from fans.
sports anchor laura behnke with the details at yankees stadium tonight. >> reporter: alex rodriguez's announce the today came as a surprise to nearly everyone including i had teammates. most of them had no idea -- his teammate. most of them had no idea what the future would hold for the 41-year-old until he met with the media, but now we all know. the yankees player is calling it a career. >> this is a tough day. i love this game and i love this team. and today i'm saying good-bye to both. >> reporter: with that surprise announcement alex rodriguez's playing days with the yankees has an end date with friday with over one year left on his contract. >> accepting the end gracefully is part of being a professional athlete. >> friday he'll play his last game and that's intention and then a release after that will take place. we'll have somebody new on the
>> reporter: rodriguez still believes he can play and just four home runs short of 700 in his career there is reason to play. >> that was in the cards. you not, that was the yankees' decision. i'm at peace with it. >> reporter: but a-rod's time with the yankees is not over. in spring training he will serve as special advisor and instructor for the next generation. >> he has been a teacher forever whether it's been in spring training, the middle of he sees. >> for a guy like me that's been to hell and back and made every mistake in the book, i think they can learn equally from all the mistakes that i've made and hopefully not make them. >> reporter: now a-rod says he wants to be remembered as someone who was madly in love with baseball, but he knows his legacy is not up to him alone to determine. the fans get a say in that. mallory hoff is life outside yankee stadium with more on how
>> reporter: fans are now reacting to the news, many telling us they have mixed emotions about a-rod. they're also saying they saw this coming. >> there's people who think he's a cheater and hate him, but as a yankee fan just born in 1999 and grew up with a-rod, i have a perspective he's one of the best players of all time. >> i saw it coming kind of. he wasn't playing good the whole year and it was like when to go. >> i think you'll kind of glad he's going. i really am. i mean he did a lot, but he caused more conflict. >> i think they're happy he's finally off the team, but it's a little sad at the same time. we'll miss him. >> reporter: many fans do tell us despite those mixed emotions they plan to be right here on friday. live outside of yankees stadium mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news.
have a slide show at abc7ny. a call from congress tonight to return from its summer recess for just one day to take action in the fight against the zika virus. senator charles schumer says ongoing work on a vaccine could be jeopardized unless lawmakers vote soon to approve a nearly $2 billion emergency zika funding bill, but congress isn't scheduled to reconvene until next month. >> we are on the verge of to stop zika and because congress is derelict in its duty, we're not going to get that vaccine for a long period of time because they don't have the money to do the trial. >> senator schumer says he has made this request in a letter to house and senate leadership. today members of a new jersey congregation worshiped at their church for the first time since a devastating fire five months ago. flames gutted the sanctuary.
they worshiped in the church's gym, this after months of sunday services at other locations. the sanctuary is still in ruins, but church leaders and the congregation plan to rebuild. hillary clinton may be picking up in the polls. coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00 the democratic candidate appears to gain ground over her rival donald trump and he fires back. >> a fierce storm hits eastern mexico leading to deadly land slides. now there's another growing concern. >> also ahead new jersey coffee in their hands may soon end up
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car. nassau county police arrested 32-year-old stephanie quezada after 3:00 this morning on the lie in north hills. officers pulled her over when they saw her driving erratically. she is automatically charged with felony dui because a child under 15 years old was in the vehicle. we have new details tonight in that collapse during the and khalifa concert. the person injured suffered an upper body injury in friday night's collapse at the pavilion in camden. 40 people were hurt. most of the injuries were minor. it's not clear what caused the railing to give way. a new abc news poll shows hillary clinton gaining ground over her rival donald trump,
own words. abc's devin dwyer has the story from washington. >> reporter: down in the polls donald trump debuting a new line of attack. >> the people of this country don't want somebody that's going to short circuit up here. >> reporter: the republican nominee trying to use clinton's own words against her. >> what i told the fbi which he said was truthful is consistent with what i have said publicly. so i may have short circuited. >> reporter: trump pouncing as news washington post poll. clinton up gains among women and consolidating support among democrats. trump still struggles to win over some republicans like ohio governor john kasich. >> i wish that i could be fully enthusiastic. i can't be. >> reporter: and trump facing strong disapproval for his treatment of those muslim parents of a fallen american soldier. >> hillary's comments just don't get the same attention that trump's do. >> reporter: a pro clinton superpac releasing a new ad
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outrage at how trump treated the khan family. >> when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. >> like she was standing there. she had nothing to say. >> i would like to tell donald trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness that only losing a child can bring. >> reporter: trust worthiness still a problem for both nominees, clinton's running mate trying to assure americans their administration would be more transparent. >> theot is this, she made a mistake and she said over and over again i've made a mistake. i'm going to learn from it and i'm going to fix it and i apologize. heavy rains from what had been hurricane earl caused two deadly landslides in mexico. the storm made landfall in the eastern state of veracruz late friday. six people were killed, among them a married couple and their 1-year-old son buried in the
neighboring state are warning rivers
in that region are in danger of overflowing their banks. bill evans joining us today, jeff smith enjoying fatherhood with his new baby jordan. did you see the pictures? >> when jeff started working here, he was only this big. now he's got a baby. >> i think he just started shaving last year. >> i feel like i have a grandchild. >> enough with the old age jokes. >> congratulations. gorgeous weather today. of sunshine. look at our camera in brooklyn toward the east side up toward the williams street bridge and it's a really nice day, low humidity, low picture perfect weather. when you see those fair weather cotton ball cumulus clouds, you know it's really going to be a nice evening. now the temperatures still hanging around 85 degrees, but the humidity really low and wind out of the northwest. after the thunderstorms yesterday fresh new air mass has pushed in, feels great and the humidity is low and the
which is our mark of fair weather. our high today taps out at 86. normal is 84. with low humidity what a great day. sunset at 8:04. it will be beautiful this evening! it's going to be a nice night, clear and comfortable, low humidity. humidity stays on hold the next several days. we'll have hazy, hot and humid weather returning wednesday. so enjoy this evening and the next couple days to start off the workweek. workweek? i apologize. 89 at ridgewood, sunset park 87, up to the north toward monticello it's 79. out across long island here even 90 around norwalk at this hour. that northwest wind makes it a little cooler in spots, west hampton 83 and east hampton is 80 degrees. it's been really pretty all across the northeast, new england, even down the jersey shore from newark down to atlantic city really nice. part of the nice part of the
the front. so the northwest wind coming in is dry, cool, reflects what is a brand-new high pressure air mass coming in. that's coming in out of canada, gives us a break from the heat and humidity. we'll enjoy that this evening, tomorrow and into tuesday. here we go for temperatures this evening. we'll drop into the upper 70s and into the mid-70s by midnight, upper 60s north and west and then tomorrow to start the day we'll be right at 70 degrees in the city to 55 to 59 north and west and then by into those mid-80s once again. kick off the day tuesday starting around 70 degrees in the city and 60s north and west and still dry, not even a shower or hardly a cloud showed us on the guidance for monday and tuesday. we go into tonight and look at these temperatures dropping off into the low 70s by morning, but it will be really comfortable this evening, even though. it's in the upper 70s for evening hours, we're looking at what's going to be these temperatures that will feel
you won't even feel it with the humidity and another dry day tuesday. tonight's a great night. it's clear, comfortable and 69, tomorrow another great day kicking off the week sunny and pleasant with low humidity and high of 87. here is your seven-day accuweather forecast. well, look at tuesday. we'll be at 88 but still the humidity remains low. when the humidity picks back up on scattered shower or thunderstorm and then we head into the dog days of summer. 88 on friday, saturday, maybe an afternoon thunderstorm. >> a lot of 8's on that board. >> yes there is. >> going by fast, too fast. >> you're right. anthony johnson up next with a look at sports. hello. >> hey there, you guys, this now marks the last week of a- rod's baseball career as a new york yankee player. it was professional and classy
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big day today, anthony, the focus not so much on the guys playing but on the guy not playing. >> absolutely. all eyes were on the news conference at yankee stadium watching alex rodriguez announce he was leaving after friday's game against tampa bay. that is now one of the hottest tickets in town and our laura behnke was at the stadium as a-
for now. laura? >> reporter: well, that's right, anthony. over 1 year remains on his contract and alex rodriguez will still collect every penny of that roughly $27 million that remains, but after friday night he won't be earning it at the plate for the pin stripes again. he never used the word retire, but alex rodriguez's time as a player for the yankees will end friday. >> no athlete ever ends his or her career the way you want to. but it doesn't work that way. >> this is a guy that we're not going to see every day come along in the game. you're just not. this has been a special player for a long time. >> reporter: a-rod heads into his final week four home runs shy of 700 in his career. >> i would have had fun trying to not only hit home runs, but help the team and contribute and finish the year on a strong note. those are not the cards that i
decision. >> reporter: rodriguez has a complicated relationship with the yankees and baseball after steroid allegations and suspensions, but he's also had success. >> that's the '09 ring. that doesn't come along to this franchise's trophy case without alex's contribution. >> baseball is synonymous with numbers, but one of the things i'm most proud of is the fact that i've been able to mend some really good relationships. >> reporter: now rodriguez will wrap up his career this week with three games in boston night's game against tampa. how much he'll play remains to be seen. he and joe girardi will talk. he says if a-rod wants to play, he will play. laura behnke, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> great job, laura. that's the big question, when will we see a-rod play. with so much emotion in the air the yankee there's to play baseball and keep their slim hopes of the wildcard alive.
work to do and didi connected on a solo shot and put the yankees ahead 2 -0. soon to retire mark teixeira knocks a run to score in double. jacoby ellsbury comes in to score, yankees 3-0. tanaka struck out his 400th batter in the 5th. he struck out eight in six innings, but the play of the game, teixeira makes a great the bag, tags out francisco glendora. the yankees pull it out. final 3-2. the mets had to dig deep up in detroit today to try not to get swept by the tigers. they had jacob degrom on the mound to help them get back on pack. detroit biffing in this one was -- pitching in this one was
was this michael conforto blast in the 7th. ian kinsler gets an infield single and justin upton scores. the game is tied. top of the 9th former met k-rod on the mound, but he's rocked as neil walker sends this blast over the wall for two runs. the mets take the lead and mets take the final game in detroit, the final there 3- only big news today. coming up at 6:00 history on the links. we'll show you who scored the first ever 58 on the pga tour. we'll see you then. that's going to be really big news. you guys will look forward to seeing that. >> thank you, anthony, got some good shooting. >> you're speaking his language. >> absolutely. do you know what's in your life insurance policy? one local family thought they did, but when their loved one died, they got a different story from their insurance
it all out. here's nina pineda. >> thank you. >> about before mort steinberg's wife margie died in april her last wish was that her grandchildren be taken care of. after she knew it was likely she would lose her battle with myeloma, she called her employer regarding her life insurance policies. her beneficiary forms. >> reporter: margie was on medical leave from her job at the legal aid society, so she e- mailed back the forms including the four grandchildren as beneficiaries. >> we thought last year they filled out their papers and everything was fine. >> reporter: margie died days after this video celebrating her 67th person. >> she was a remarkable person. >> reporter: while settling her estate the family got shocking new. >> they just said sorry,
policy. >> reporter: mort was told her life insurance terminated when she was 65, yet she had sent the change forms a year later when she was 66. >> they didn't say you don't have a life insurance policy. >> reporter: they say they never got anything from legal aid or metlife letting them know the policy was lapsing. >> we could have continued the premiums ourselves. >> she left thinking everything was okay. so now she must be beside herself. >> reporter: until we got involved contacting metlife and legal aid. i hope. >> yeah, absolutely. >> reporter: metlife told us margie's policy hadn't canceled after all and now her grandkids will share nearly $85,000, money mort never thought he would see. >> it absolutely floors me and i just can't thank you enough. >> both legal aid society and metlife called this an administrative oversight that left the steinbergs unclear about their coverage, but thanked 7 on your side for bringing this to their
policy. call human resources and get a copy of your insurance benefits. read it over carefully. also ask questions and get answers in writing and lastly, check to see if your policy is portable that. way if you leave your job, you can take it with you and pay for it on your own. nina pineda, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all very good advice. >> yes, absolutely. coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00 police investigate the deadly shooting of a 79- year-old man in westchester county. island, what you need to know to avoid catching the mumps. catching the mumps. >> police in marco...! polo! marco...! polo! marco...! polo!
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you're watching new york's no. 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news at 5:00 with joe torres, sandra bookman, laura behnke and meteorologist jeff smith. now eyewitness news continues. >> here's a look at tonight's top stories. the parents of a woman found murdered after going for a run at howard beach queens say soon the world will not the killer's face -- will know the killer's first time today since the death of karina vetrano last week. >> police are investigating the attack on a train in morningside heights as a hate crime. the attacker made remarks as he stabbed a man last night at the 110th street and broadway station. >> alex rodriguez announces friday's game will be his last as a player for the new york yankees. he will become a special advisor and instructor for the
everyone. i'm joe torres. >> i'm sandra bookman. a 79-year-old man is dead in westchester county after someone shot him in the shoulder. >> but he may not have been the intended target. eyewitness news reporter stephon kim has the details in new rochelle tonight. >> reporter: that gunman fired a shot from that direction striking 71-year-old manuel eye -- manuel ayala doing what he loved most, spending time with children. >> it hurts to lose a guy that we love. we hope the person who did it has to pay for whatever he did. >> reporter: an emotional daniel ayala overcome by the loss of his grandfather 79-year- old manuel ayala seen in this photo with his wife. police believe he was not the intended target. around 11:15 last night at the
when things suddenly turned violent. this is surveillance video of ayala sitting on a milk crate in front of the deli moments before he was shot. you can see him wearing a white hat. he was shot in the shoulder. juan castillo was working in the deli when he heard two shots and he's angry someone could do this with so many young children standing on the corner. >> there's a lot of kids right there, more than five kids right there. was friendly and full of life. he arrived from mexico four months ago to be closer to his family, 12 kids in new rochelle and lots of grandchildren. >> we used to get together. every time i used to go to mexico, we'd get along, talk like father to son. but it's really hard, ask my father, that he lost his dad.
this growing memorial, we can tell you police believe the intended target was a group of young men who were also standing on this corner at that time. there have been no arrests made at this time. stephon kim in new rochelle, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. in ohio a deadly police involved shooting. the man was robbing a grocery store in cincinnati this morning and threatened a security guard way knife before fleeing. officers tracked the -- with a knife before fleeing. officers t where he pulled out the knife again and police fatally shot him. eyewitnesses describe the man as homeless and say he appeared drunk. in wisconsin a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man with mental health issues. the man walked onto a balcony and pulled out a gun. authorities say he was waving the weapon around and began firing shots. the deputy reportedly fired once killing the man. that deputy is now on administrative leave while the
scientist who defected to the united states and returned to the islamic republic a year later under mysterious circumstances. that announcement today is the first acknowledgment by iran that it secretly detained, tried and convicted the man who authorities once heralded as a hero. iranian officials say he was convicted of spying for giving secret information to the united states. officials in bronx stay a gun buyback event this weekend removed off the streets. residents turned in the firearms yesterday at two churches, no questions asked. in return they got prepaid bank cards worth up to $200. those included 113 handguns and three assault rifles. a warning now about an outbreak of the mumps, doctors have diagnosed nearly two dozen cases in nassau county and now
to the vaccine. here's eyewitness news reporter stacey sager. >> the most important thing is we're on top of it. we identified these early cases. >> reporter: health officials in long beach say proper precautions are being taken. they urge anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to the mumps to make sure they've had both the shots in the mmr series. so far in the area there have been 8 teen suspect -- 18 suspected cases, most of them cases are expected. mumps outbreaks around the country are not that unusual they say. >> some of them are very small. there have been outbreaks in the united states of hundreds of cases. we're trying to prevent this from getting larger. >> reporter: that means knowing your vaccination history. on the boardwalk we weren't so sure that was the case. have you had a vaccine? >> no. i don't think. so maybe. >> reporter: they say the vaccine offers the best protection despite the fact that some of those who have
very safe vaccine. it's a vaccine every parent should make sure their children get vaccinated for and it's not going to be perfect at the same time and it will be less perfect the more people don't take advantage of this vaccine. >> reporter: stacey sager, channel 7 eyewitness news. a policy proposal is sparking controversy in a north carolina school district. the district is recommending schools stop refusing to students as boys and girls. it's part of an effort to support transgender students. for example, students would be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. critics call the proposal radical and a violence of privacy. hundreds of people marked the anniversary of a major civil rights march in chicago by retracing that very same
martin luther king, jr. led a march on the same path. some were part of the original group of marchers decades ago. >> it energized the movement because king was here and we were all marching, but it was very frightening. >> during that time of the first march we were unable to come in this able. we weren't even able to ride our bikes and now we're able to assimilate in the whole community. 50 years ago from now it has been a great change and i think it's wonderful. >> yesterday's march ended in front of a new mlk memorial that commemorates his legacy. drinking coffee behind the wheel is part of many morning commutes. why doing that could soon earn
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jersey. here's anthony johnson. >> reporter: we're not just talking about drinking coffee and driving, but some motorists pay more attention to pouring sugar and cream in the cup than keeping their hands on the steering wheel. the goal of this proposal is to crack down on motorists who multitask. >> you should be concentrating on the road regardless, not on your phone. you shouldn't be eating and driving. you should be driving because you're putting yourself and others at risk. >> reporter: eric admits his car serves as an office on wheels and talking on the phone and using a >> i've noticed when i've done a few things, tried to multitask, i'm obviously not paying as close attention to the road as i should. >> reporter: according to government statistics, in 2014 there were distracted driver accidents which resulted in 3,000 deaths. >> there are 3,000 people who didn't make it home for reasons entirely preventible and those reasons are keeping your eyes
works in an auto body shop and says a lot of the repair work he's doing is due to distracted drivers. the first offense would be to hundred to $400, second -- 200 to $400, second offense 400 to $600. a third offense the fine would go up from 600 to $800, a 90 day license suspension and points on your license. opponents say this law leeches too much discretion to -- to police officers, but supporters say that's the same argument they heard when seatbelt safety was debated. no doubt seatbelts save lives and they hope the distracted driver law will do the same. customers got more than they bargained for when they pulled into a wal-mart parking lot. two beekeepers met yesterday outside the store in oklahoma city and were making an exchange of some sort to buy the highs when thousands of the
people. >> the beekeepers on screen said that each hive can have up to 22,000 bees and at the time there were three hives she counted and she said that they were about half full at that time. >> emergency crews rushed three people to the hospital, two in serious condition. we have some stunning new video tonight showing rain on the surface of the sun. a nasa satellite captured these images of what's called coronal a super hot mix that rapidly comes as it falls to the sun's surface causing this rainlike effect. coming up next on eyewitness news one new movie kills the competition at the box office, but it wasn't a perfect weekend for suicide squad. >> we have some beautiful beach weather continuing into the
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than a dozen homes. so far no buildings have burned and no one has been hurt. i don't think our weather could be any more perfect than it is today. >> really nice. yesterday a little humidity. there was a shower or thunderstorm real quick. once you get those little fronts that move through, it really makes the weather great for the following days because we get a break from that heat and humidity and that's what we've had today and as we go into tonight and tomorrow and tuesday we'll have more of that. jeff has the night off at home go looking -- with jen and the baby and here we go looking down toward lower manhattan, fair weather cotton cumulus clouds, a lot of action in the harbor. look at those sailboats and the statue of liberty and staten island and sandy hook, new jersey, a great 23- visibility. humidity is low at 37%. the farther the dew point
air temperature, the drier the atmosphere. that's what it's been like. mostly we've had a northwest wind across the area, too, but now it's showing up calm from central park to wall street. the rest of the area had this northwest wind. it's knocked the humidity out. the grass and pollen count knocked off, too. sunset at 8:04 this evening. normal high is 84. we hit 86 today. and blairstown and hackettstown and franklin is 83 to 86 toward morristown and 90 right around bridgeport, but you get down the jersey shore here a little bit of a northwest wind coming across. as the northwest wind blows through, it's cooler drier air, makes this 85 at wrightstown feel really nice going into the evening. tonight temperatures drop into the 70s and it will feel just lovely. a northwest wind is coming right across.
and it's mostly a light wind, 7 miles an hour in the park, 12 in white planes and high pressure slides in tomorrow and fuse and casey us in a dry air mass. event -- and creates a dry air mass. so let's go into the evening temperatures overnight dropping into the low and mid-70s. tomorrow morning we'll start off around 56 at monticello, 62 at poughkeepsie. that will feel great, 70 in the park, 69 on the shore. in the afternoon tomorrow we're looking at low 80s, mid-80s, upper 70s toward monticello, some really nice temperatures with the low humidity that's across the area. tonight it's really great. we're looking at a temperature of about 69 with clear skies.
we got sunshine monday, 87. 88 on tuesday. we're looking at 85 wednesday and that's when the humidity returns and when you get heat and humidity, you get a couple scattered storms. low 90s thursday, friday, saturday. >> perfect week. >> august weather. thank you, bill. despite scathing reviews, suicide squad made one of the debuts. the warner brother's super villain romp opened with a $130 million in north american ticket sales. thursday it bested marvel's 2014 hit guardians of the galaxy, but audiences dropped off steeply by the weekend. the administrator of prince's estate says there are no plans to sell paisley park. this comes one day after the administrator asked permission
paisley park, prince's home and recording complex, among the list of properties that could be sold, but yesterday bremer trust issued a statement saying it had no plans to sell the complex or another property known as the purple rain house. prince died in april. former olympian oscar pistorius had to go to a fall in prison. he's serving a psych year sentence for killing his girl -- six year sentence for killing hi girl friend in south africa. he was hurt after falling out of bed and was treated in a private hospital. an investigation is underway. he's back in his cell now. connecticut spends millions on new body cameras, so why aren't some of the departments using them? using them? >> dozens of cuban migr for all those pokers, prodders, shuckers and sniffers, all stop & shop produce is triple checked. we're focusing on fresh... ...so you don't have to guess.
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a veteran skydiver. the instructor had made about 700 other jump. sheriff's officials have not publicly identified the victims and despite the tragedy the center stayed open and very busy with people who continued to jump all day. deputies are working with the faa to try and figure out the cause of the malfunction. nearly 100 cuban migrants have been returned to the island nation after they were intercepted at sea. the u.s. coastguard says the seven separate occasions. 67 of them were repatriated over the past week and the remaining 30 yesterday. the coastguard says at least 5,700 cubans have tried to reach the u.s. by sea since october. despite the millions of dollars spent on new police body cameras in connecticut, many departments in the state are not rushing to get them. last year the connecticut
funding to assist with or reimburse departments for the purchase of body cameras, but so far the opm says only 10 police departments have even begun the application process. >> we find out that police departments are not participating and the amount of lack of trust for police departments right now, this is just throwing more gasoline on the fire. >> departments cite concerns over the initial investment and high costs for storing the video. connec reach out to departments in hopes of bringing more of them on board. the irs is under further scrutiny for alleged discriminatory practices. a federal appeals court says the troubled agency has not done enough to prove it is not targeting conservative groups applying for tax attempt status. the irs -- tax exempt status. the irs said it had included be on the lookout in the application process, but the
indicated it may not be a permanent change. the white house released its previously secret drone strike policy made public as part of a lawsuit filed by the alcu. the american policy guidance lays out what the white house says are safeguards to minimize civilian deaths and errant strikes and it says the policy also preserves the capability to take quick action with drone attacks and other means. drivers in new jersey continue to see lo the pumps. aaa mid-atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas last week was $1.91 down four cents from the previous week, but it marks the eighth straight week pump prices have fallen in new jersey. a 69-year-old athlete competing in a new york triathlon died. authorities say vincent fleck of mount kisco died after a lifeguard noticed him in distress during a swimming
say a lifeguard brought him in a canoe to a rescue boat where he received first aid and he was later declared dead at the hospital. a powerful and emotional message from the family of a jogger murdered in queens, the warning her parents have for their daughter's killer. >> a major announcement from alex rodriguez, the new role that he's taking with the team. >> and the latest poll still try to shift
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