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him to step down. >> christa: and. >> nancy: and things are sure to heat up on the campaign trail following the release of a new national poll showing drum taking a tumble. which republican is now in the top spot. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen in for christa. yesterday turned out to be not such a bad day after all. italiana. >> sarah: it was nice. the sun was out. not fort myers' weather, but we'll take it. >> chris: mid-40s, a . of sunshine in mid-february. we couldn't buy a day like that last year. so any time we enjoy sunshine and mid-40s in the winter, we'll call it a nice winter's day. 12 degrees in buffalo new york. 42 in boston. some cold air across the northeast section of the country. overall a cool start. breezy side throughout the day. expecting high temperatures generally to run in the lower to middle 30s this afternoon. you factor in that breeze and it
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outside. overall a quiet stretch of weather over next several days. there may be a few snow showers and some sprinkles working in late friday night into early saturday. but the weekend looks mainly dry and temperatures over the weekend in the 40s to near 50 degrees. we track a mid-week storm in here next week. more on that seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. here's a look at the zakim bridge. traffic looking good so far this morning. let's go to the maps. heading into town on 93 southbound, route 1, no issues to tell you about this morning. south of town from braintree into boston on the expressway northbound, that drive just ten minutes. no issues there. route 3, 24, 95 all looking good this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston is a wide-open ride. let's take a lack at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. the "t" starting the morning on time.
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>> nancy: right now the state fire marshal is looking into the cause of fatal fire. >> sarah: a woman in plymouth going up in flames, killing one person inside. let's head out to 7's nicole oliverio for the latest on the investigation. >> nicole: well, we can tell you police and fire remain here on the scene. this home set back from the road here in ellisville road in plymouth. the fire is out, but as you mentioned, one person was killed. now, this fire started around 9:30 last night, and flames quickly spread throughout this three-story home. late last night the state fire marshal's office confirmed one person has died. the victim's name has not been released, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. so again, taking a live look here, you can see firefighters having to pull their hoses pretty far here from where the fire hydrants are on the street to get to that home. we're hoping to learn more as they try and figure out exactly what started this fire. live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you.
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joyce is at the center of a federal investigation. 7news cameras capturing f.b.i. agents at the massachusetts lawmaker's canton office late last night. 7's john cuoco joins us now from canton. john, joyce says he's cooperating and he says he's done nothing wrong. >> john: well, when he's not at the statehouse, joyce works here at his law office. officials raided the office yesterday while some of joyce's constituents watched. wednesday night the f.b.i. and irs continued to take boxes out of state senator brian joyce's canton law office. officials raided the place that morning as part of a federal investigation into the lawmaker. iceberg. it is an iceberg. >> john: state watchdog groups have had their eyes on the senator for quite some time. >> there were some allegations around pressuring people to give business to his law firm. there was a long history of taking goods and services, particularly dry cleaning.
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the office of campaign and political finance watched an investigation into the senator and found he used campaign funds to pay for graduation party at his home and to lease a car for two years. they say he remedied those issues by making a donation to a charity or reimbursing the money. now as feds step in, the governor says it's worth a closer look. >> all of us many public life take the fact that we have the play by the rules seriously. i was troubled by some of the issues that were raised previously with respect to the senator's relationship to some of the folks if his district. >> john: with no sightings of senator joyce at his law office and no answer at his milton home, his attorney spoke for him saying, "senator joyce has been cooperating with each enquiry and believes he has done absolutely nothing wrong. accounts" still, many people are surprised bety corruption allegations surrounding joyce. and the state's republican chair is demanding that senator joyce step down.
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7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new details about marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev's death sentence appeal. his lawyers are asking to step down from the case. tsarnaev's trial attorneys say they want to be replaced due in part to the time and money that's required to travel to and from colorado, where tsarnaev is being held at the supermax prison. it's uncommon for this to happen in death penalty cases and one lawyer will stay on to help aid the transition. the mother who had been living inside the house of squalor in blackstone will face murder charges. a judge is refusing to dismiss two murder charges against erika murray. she had been charged in the death of two infants. murray's lawyer claim autopsies did not move the brainies were alive when they were born. police say the body of a third baby was also in the house. >> nancy: happening today, a
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stealing remains from a cemetery in worcester is being called the court. police arrested 40-year-old felix delgado earlier this month. they found two sets of skeletal remains inside his apartment during a drug investigation. worcester police believe the remains were stolen from hope cemetery last year. another suspect has already been charged with also stealing remains from that same cemetery. and new this morning, police are searching for this man here who they say robbed a gas station in framingham. he allegedly threatened a clerk with a knife and then took off on a chilled's bicycle. he got away with about $130. >> sarah: a dramatic shift in the race for the white house. according to a new national nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, ted cruz is now in first with 28% of the vote, trump coming in second with 26%. rounding out the top five, marco rubio, john kasich and ben carson. with the south carolina primary just days away, some top republicans are talking with voters in town halls. 's victoria warren is in the control room now with more on.
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>> victoria: good morning, sarah. we saw four republican presidential candidates on tv last night, three on cnn and at the same time donald trump found a way to make it on tv, too. dueling down tal meetings, and in typical fashion, dueling g.o.p. candidates. donald trump answered frank questions in south carolina and was his usual self-. >> do you have the temperament to be president? >> i think my biggest strength is my temperament. >> jeb bush would disagree. >> jeb is a sad case. okay. >> see, there you go again. >> victoria: for the first time a national poll puts trump in second place. new numbers from nbc and "wall street journal" puts rival ted cruz ahead. >> it feels fantastic. what we're really see, we're seeing that old reagan coalition coming together. >> rubio rounding out the top three of that latest poll. at the town hall meeting he was at, he had quick answers when asked about calling ted cruz a liar. >> i said he's been lying because if you say something
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over and over again and you know it's not true, there is no other word for it. >> victoria: rubio picked up a key endorsement, governor nikki haley. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> victoria: her voice a blow to jeb bush who is behind in the polls and is looking to saturday's primary to boost his standings. >> she's a very good governor and i'm disappointed. should i win the nomination, there will be a role for her in the campaign. trust me, she's great person. >> victoria: donald trump, jeb bush and john kasich will all attend a town hall on cnn tonight. the democrats are focusing on their primary also on saturday. >> sarah: on the democratic side, a new national poll from quinnipiac university shows the race tightening. hillary clinton holds a 44% to 42% lead. sanders has a big lead among independents, while hillary has a slim advantage with women.
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siding with apple in its fight with the f.b.i. to access information on an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. the head of google last night tweeted that he agrees that helping f.b.i. try to get into the encrypted phone would compromise users' privacy and set a troubling precedent. apple plans to challenge a federal court order to unlock the phone. >> nancy: president obama making an historic trip to cuba next month. the white house is expected to officially announce the president's trip later today as part of a larger tour of latin america. back in 2014, cuban president rau l castro and president obama announced they would normalize relations after 50 years of broken ties. the last sitting u.s. president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge back in 1928. and pope francis back home in rome this morning after his six-day trip to mexico. he spent his last day in the city of ciudad juarez, the closest he came to the u.s. border during this trip. he spoke about migrants trying
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united states. during his trip, he also gave mass in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of mexico city. >> sarah: developing this morning, the hunt is on for highly dangerous radioactive material in iraq. officials fear it's in the hands of isis and the terror group could be using it to make a so-called dirty bomb. that bomb combines nuclear materials with explosives to contaminate an area with deadly radiation. the material, which was stored in a case the size of a laptop, disappeared from a storage facility last november. >> nancy: 5:10. we're off the a busy start this thursday morning. still ahead, it may be school vacation week, but there is work being done at one haverhill school today. the problem causing water to gush throughout the building and how crews are cleaning it all up. >> sarah: plus hanley ramirez fielding questions as red sox spring training gets under way today. what he is saying about his new position. >> chris: you know the end of winter just around the corner when you start seeing the sox
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taking a look at forecast for us, doesn't feel like it outside this morning. temperatures running into the 20s, not a bad day overall, a little cooler than yesterday. the breeze will pick up, as well, temps into the 30s. pretty good-looking weekend forecast ahead. details coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. an easy drive on the expressway so far this morning. just ten minutes from braintree to boston. no other mange -- major incidents to tell you about. if you're taking the "t" this
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>> nancy: oh, this sounds so nice. if you are looking to escape the winter weather, a new list is whole country. >> sarah: just what we need right now, right? it may be too cold to visit them now unless you're going on vacation, it might be the perfect time actually, here are a few that made the cut. according to trip advisor,
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out on top thanks in part to its pristine white sand. lahanke beach in hawaii -- i said that wrong -- anyway, i would love to go to hawaii. i've never been. that came in at number. two siesta beach, it's so relaxing, in florida, rounded out the top three. here in new england, ogunquit beach in maine came in at number 15 followed by race point beach in providence at number 19. so too cold to go to the beaches here, but if you want to take a trip to florida, hawaii, now may be the perfect time. >> nancy: just a few more months to ogunquit. i love going up to maine. >> chris: it's a fantastic time. a lot of folks at the station and in the area go up there. my family, as well, ogunquit one of our favorite spots. beautiful beaches. summertime. i think we have to make that road trip to hawaii to make sure
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way we are here. we'll sacrifice ourselves for that. 32 degrees in the city of boston. west-northwesterly wind at 13mph. 23 in worcester. 289 in plymouth. not all this terrible. you know, last year some of those beaches down across cape cod, you're looking cape cod bay and then even off shore of nantucket. you either had the water frozen with like slurpee waves off of nantucket and we had some icebergs floating around in cape cod bay. so we don't have that this year. there is an improvement compared to last february. wind is out of the west this morning, 13 to 14mph. that wind will gust occasionally 20 to 25. so we have a breeze today. it's a cooler day overall, but we also have quite a bit of sunshine. traveling across the country, heading down to florida, maybe not clearwater beach or siesta key, but how about orlando? disney world, 72 degrees with sunshine down that way today. another storm working into the west coast, but for us, the next several days rather quiet. maybe not completely precipitation-free as you may get a couple snow showers down across the cape late today and this evening.
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and then friday night a couple scattered snow showers transitioning over to a few sleet pellets and maybe even a sprinkle or rain shower by saturday morning moving in. not a lot of precipitation with this. all right. colder today overall. you could see much of new england, mostly sunny, with the exception later on today an this evening of cape cod. could get a couple ocean-effect clouds and center showers down that way. warm front approaching tomorrow, the afternoon. and tomorrow night a couple rain and snow showers scattered about. and then on saturday, mainly dry. can't rule out passing shower or sprinkle out there. but i don't expect a lot of precipitation on saturday. another quick-moving system sunday night into early monday, may throw a couple rain and snow showers in here, but no bigger storms until we get into the middle part of next week, and this is the setup that we're going to watch tuesday night into wednesday, a coastal storm hugging the coastline. it look like that will spread a wintry mix over to rain across much of southern new england. track to be determined and given the track here, that will allow
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of snow and ice before the flip over to rain. 29 to 35 today. none of that rain and snow talk today. mostly sunny skies with the exception of that cape cod snow tonight. look at tonight, though. we're cold, 9 in the colder boston. 20 down across the cape. tomorrow 34 to 40 degrees. sunshine yielding to increasing clouds. and there is the on 7 forecast. 50 degrees. i think we can do it on sunday. guys? >> nancy: chris, thank you. man accused in a hospital hack will be brought back to boston to face charges. 31-year-old martin gottesfeld from somerville and his wife were in a sailboat allegedly trying to escape to cuba when they hit trouble. so they called for help. a disney cruise ship picked them up. gottesfeld is wanted for taking part in a computeer hack on boston children's hospital. at first they didn't realize the man coming on board was wanted.
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that is something we weren't alarmed about, and suddenly this was much bigger than we thought it was. >> nancy: f.b.i. says that cyber attack cost the hospital $300,000 and forced it to shut down its servers and web sites. gottesfeld will be brought back to boston to face a conspiracy charge. >> sarah: a 61-year-old man is in the hospital this morning after several people raced to the rescue when his pick-up truck crashed into the water in fairhaven. the accident happened wednesday afternoon. officers found the truck upside down with the driver trapped inside. the first responders and a good samaritan jumped into the frigid water and cut the man's seat belt were pulling him back to the shore. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. crews brought a crane in to get the truck out. >> nancy: up next on 7 news, the red sox are getting ready for a new season. and for one player, that means a new position and new challenges. how hanley ramirez is adjusting
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>> sarah: comcast dealing with tv troubles leaving many in new england without service earlier this week. what the company is offering to do to make it up to their
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>> chris: 5:23 on this thursday morning. 33 in boston. 22 in worcester. a colder start. we have a breeze today. temperatures holding in the lower to middle 30s. decent amount of sunshine throughout the day. the exception will be down across the the cape and the islands as we have ocean effect clouds and maybe a couple snow showers late today and this evening. so we'll call it cool, a bit breezy. mid-30s on average this afternoon. seasonable on friday. temperatures running into the upper 30s. increasing clouds could have a couple scattered snow and rain showers overnight friday into early saturday. but the weekend right now looking fairly quiet.
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>> nancy: chris, thank you. meantime, pitchers and catchers report today for red sox spring training, but one of the team's first priorities is hanley ramirez playing a new position. ramirez is making the move from the outfield to first base. >> sarah: it's a gamble the sox hope will pay off this season. 7's trey daerr has the story now. he's in fort myers. >> everything for me right now is very new. >> trey: the top of the rotation and the back of the bullpen got makeover, but the biggest change the red sox made this off season, shifting hanley ramirez from left field back to the infield. >> i feel more comfortable. i know that area in the infield. it's different. like i say, i'm really happy to be back in the infield. >> trey: the slugger arriving if fort myers wednesday with the first baseman mitt his own but not his own. >> it's napoli's. >> he's a pretty good first baseman. >> exactly. >> trey: ramirez taking a
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>> are you nervous? >> no, no, no. i'd be more nervous to go back the short. but first, i have to keep my eyes on the ball all the time. i don't want to get hit by the pitch and pick-offs and things like that. >> driven to left field off the bat of hanley ramirez, and that ball is gone. >> trey: with david ortiz retiring after this season, you'd assume ramirez will slide into the d.h. role come 2017, but he says not so fast. >> what if i win a governor weld glove, what's going to happen this year? >> okay, okay. >> it's too far. i don't mind those decisions. i got a boss. >> trey: you have to wonder if maybe the hanley ramirez experiment does not work out at first base who his boss will be that he is reporting to. he's making a ton of money to only play d.h., and there's pretty much no way he can go back to left field. reporting in fort myers, spring training with the red sox, trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: you would hope with so much on the line this will
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it's always like a roller coaster ride with us. coming up next at 5:30, a big loss and a big mess for a haverhill school. what's being done to repair the damage before students head back to class on monday. >> nancy: plus what the mbta is vowing to do so chaotic scenes like this one on the
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full size truck in new england. >> sarah: now at 5:30, haverhill school washed out. what caused water to rush into the building and what's being done to fix it. >> nancy: plus why a recent harvard graduate is filing a civil rights lawsuit against the school. >> sarah: outage outrage. how comcast is making it up to customers whose service was disrupted this week. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: thank you for waking up with us on this thursday morning. i'm nancy chen.
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february. can't complain, right, chris? >> chris: any day without a lot of clouds and snow, we'll take it as a nice day if february, especially with temperatures running close to seasonal levels. it's not all this cold. colder day than yesterday. 32 in boston. 23 in worcester right now. beautiful day yesterday with a lot of sunshine and temps running into the mid-40s. wind-chill factors down into the teens and 20s this morning. they'll hold in the 20s this afternoon as we do expect a little bit of a breeze throughout the day. although more sunshine than cloud cover throughout the day, as well. so we'll call it cool, a bit breezy. the average high temperature this time of year does run into the upper 30s. we'll be there again tomorrow, increasing clouds. could have a couple snow showers or rain showers overnight friday into early saturday, but overall the weekend forecast looking good with temperatures back close to 50 degrees on saturday and sunday. more on that coming up. >> nancy: chris, thank you. time now for a check of the roads and fast track traffic. good morning, danielle. >> danielle: good morning, nancy. traffic slowing down at the
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expressway. once you get, there it's in the a bad drive on the expressway. from braintree into boston, 11 minutes. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, all looking good so far this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, mostly green. so no delays to tell you about there. heading into town on 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 enter boston, looking good. and route 1 looks to be wide open this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway into town on the pike. 9 3southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking "t," we have delays on the commuter rail. the fairmount line is one of them. back to you, guys. >> nancy: now the day's top stories, officials are investigating a deadly fire in plymouth. flames broke out at the three-story home on ellisville road at 9:30 last night. the victim's name has not been released yet. crews are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. this morning massachusetts republicans are calling for state senator brian joyce to
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the f.b.i. and i.r.s. are currently investigating the milton democrat. they raided his law office in canton yesterday, removing boxes of evidence. back in january, joyce agreed to pay back $5,000 in campaign funds that he used for a graduation party for his son. >> sarah: with just two days to go to the south carolina primary, a shift in the republican race for the white house. according to a new national nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, ted cruz has passed donald trump for the top spot. it's the first time trump has not led the polls in months. marco rubio, john case, and ben carson round out the top five. >> nancy: happening today, crews will be back at haverhill school cleaning up water pouring into one school after a bad break. 7's victoria warren joining us now with more on the damage that was done. >> victoria: good morning, nancy. there is so much to clean up, not only on the carp its and books waterlogged, but they're also contaminated with asbestos.
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called in. it sounded like a shower that someone turned on in the middle of a haverhill school library. >> the books, the computers, everything got covered with materials from the ceiling and the water. >> all of it ruined. >> this is the office area. >> victoria: superintendent james scully took us on a tour of the consentino school where everything wet had to go. >> there are fire-proofing materials on the beams between the floors, and some of that material has asbestos in it. and that's why we take all the precautions. >> victoria: an entire asbestos removal team called in to clean up. haverhill also had a sprinkler head break at another school flooding a classroom and as well as at the high school, but here in consentino, this pipe in an upstairs classroom heater did the most damage, hundreds of books, dozens of computers gone. the good news, school is out for winter break, but now the race for classrooms to get ready for
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>> it's an awful lot of damage. everybody is working very hard the get it solved. >> victoria: crews will be working up until the weekend. they will not even touch the library because they say they can just seal that off and start school on monday. live in the newsroom, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: vicki, thank you. meantime, a teacher from manchester, new hampshire, is facing assault charges. police say 52-year-old anita lemay hit a student at southside middle school and left him with a bruise. they say he was being dig runtive while eating candy in class and refused to listen to the teacher. school leaders say lemay was placed on administrative leave immediately after the incident. >> sarah: new details on a massachusetts man who disappeared in boston over the weekend. rescue crews searching the charles river yesterday for any cluings as to where the 22-year-old might be. zachary marr was celebrating his birthday at the bell in hand bar in boston last saturday when he vanished.
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street from the bar at around 2:00 a.m. anyone with information on marr's whereabouts is asked to call police. the man accused of a murder outside a randolph bar is waking up behind bars this morning. gregory write is accused of shooting and killing the victim. the family says there was no explanation for that shooting. prosecutors say the two men did not interact at the bar. prosecutors say the victim was performing an open mic night before he was killed. police were nearby when they heard the shots and arrested from the bar. >> nancy: the mbta saying they will now more closely inspect the bolt and rivets that hold panels together on their trains. this comes after a panel fell off an orange line train on tuesday, filling the station with smoke in boston. passengers broke through win windows to escape. officials had already visually inspected the trains, but now they will physically inspect
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and a former harvard university student filing a civil rights lawsuit, claiming the college mishandled her sexual assault case. the woman and her lawyers filed the title ix lawsuit earlier this week. she claims the school was indifferent to her claims of sexual assault and harassment, allowing her accused abuser to live in the same dorm as her for months during the investigation. >> he continued to harass and intimidate me at my workplace and throughout my home. i repeatedly reported these incidents to administrators. i reported that i was living in constant fear. harvard has an institutional culture of ignoring and silencing people like me. our reports are not taken seriously. >> nancy: leader says she hopes the lawsuit will keep future students safe. harvard has not commented on the case. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, a classic game is going high-tech. how monopoly is regulating the banking system. >> nancy: and chances are it's
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but a new study may have you rethinking that flavored coffee. >> chris: forecasts showing the colder air in place today versus yesterday. down into the 20s and lower 30s. as you step through the day, temperatures rising up only into the mid-30s. a little bride, as well. we have a good-looking weekend forecast coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's the braintree split. once you get through that, it's 11 minutes from braintree to boston. we have delays on the franklin line and the framingham/worcester line. so check your trains ahead of time.
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for 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 riggedt 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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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>> sarah: trending today, the food you eat may not be what it seems. in fact, the parmesan cheese you sprinkle on your pasta could actually be wood. in 2012 the f.d.a. targeted castle cheese, which supplies products to target. it found what the company labeled as 100% parmesan cheese was actually a blend of cheaper cheeses and a filler derived from wood pulp.
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for bankruptcy. >> nancy: dig in. well, james bond fans will now have a chance to drive like 007. the aston martin used in the latest bond movie "specter" will go up for auction today. it's one of tenuoused in the movie but the only one going up for sale. now, christie's auction house won't actually guarantee that the car is road worthy, but it is still expected to sell for more than $2 million. >> sarah: you can say good-bye to the banker in the new monopoly game. hasbro is showing off a new version of monopoly called "monopoly ultimate banking game." it eliminates the game's signature paper money as well as the banker position. instead players scan special bank cards on a handheld banking unit. i think i'll stick to the traditional monopoly, though. i like the banker. traditional is always the best. >> nancy: paper money and you would feel so rich and make it rain. all right. we have a lot to get to this
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know and go is up next. you may be one of the thousands of comcast customers affected by that nationwide outage earlier this week. we will tell you how the company plans to make it up to you coming up. >> reporter: and we're live in plymouth. an overnight fire kills one home. we'll have the latest on the investigation straight ahead. >> sarah: and more maine's governor. spreading a disease in the state. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood.
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>> sarah: welcome back, 5:45. time for everything you need to start your day off right. >> nancy: here's what you need to know and go. first up, chris lambert. >> chris: good morning, nancy. good morning, sarah. good morning, everyone. close to 30 from waltham to winthrop and into the city of boston. 27 in dedham. 28 in boxford. 27 in lowell. cooler through the worcester hills, running into the lower 20s from fitchburg the auburn, back into sturbridge. take a look down through southeastern mass. we're closer to 30 degrees. the cape and the islands running into the lower 30s. not much movement temperature-wise throughout the day. cold front swinging on in this morning. that will allow temperatures to hold.
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us. more clouds along the immediate coastline, especially down through the cape and the islands and perhaps a couple scattered snow showers through the cape and the islands later today and overnight tonight. tomorrow starting off with a ton of sunshine. increasing clouds this afternoon. that increasing cloud ahead of a warm front that will bring in some scattered snow and rain showers overnight on friday. most of that action over and done with by the time we get into saturday morning. i can't rule out a brief passing shower or sprinkle on saturday, but much of the time it's dry. sunday night, monday morning, maybe another couple rain showers and snow showers around. overall, though, this is after dark on sunday, and out of here by the morning commute or close to it on monday itself. now, early next week, what we have to watch is this potential working up the coastline as a celestial storm does develop. hugs the coastline. it looks like tuesday night into wednesday. we'll present ourselves with the next best opportunity for a bigger storm in here. to rain. exact track to be determined, but it looks like limited cold
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i do expect right now it to go coastline. that cold air inland may be harder to wedge out. 29 to 35 this afternoon. cool and breezy, mostly sunny skies. a couple cape cod snow showers tonight. 9 in the colder suburbs. 18 to 20 in the city of boston. i think we'll hold down across 20s. 7 on 7 forecast. going through the weekend, how february? 48 on saturday, close to 50 on sunday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. the rate braintree, a little slowing getting on to the expressway. will rest go to the map. northbound on the expressway from braintree to boston, that ride 13 minutes. so not too bad. a little slow and go. route 3, 24, 95 looking pretty good so far this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, no major delays to tell you about there. on 93, some slowing through lawrence, and then you're fine over 128 into town. route 1 looking good is far this morning.
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times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. now, if you're taking "t," we're having some issues on the commuter rail. amtrak is having a signal problem. so we do have some delays, mainly outbound from south station. so check you train ahead of time. back to you, guys. ism right now investigators on the south shore trying to figure out what sparked a deadly fire. >> nancy: a home in plymouth going up in flame, killing one person and 7's nicole oliverio is live with the very latest. nicole? >> nicole: nancy, we just spoke with neighbor who says it was a horrible sight. she says the flames were just so intense, she knew there was nothing anybody could do to help anyone who was inside. as i step out of the way, you can see fire and police remain here on the scene of this three-story home here on ellisville road in plymouth. and the state fire marshal's office late last night confirming that one person was killed in this fire. if you take a look, you can see
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were as they were pouring through the windows of the home. now, that neighbor tells us that it was her daughter-in-law who called 911 after seeing the fire. they tell us that a couple lived here, that that couple had grown children and grandchildren. now, she says she doesn't know who was home at the time when this fire started, but she's devastated to know one of her neighbors was, in fact, killed in this fire overnight. taking a live look again, you can see how set off from the road this house is. so firefighters had to pull a lot of lines to be able to get water on this home. they knew when they arrived they had one person trapped inside. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. oliverio, 7news "today in new england." federal safety officials have determined the collapse of an atlettic building under construction at bryant preventable. workers were installing steel beams last september when the beams collapsed. six workers were hurt, non-seriously.
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company didn't build the steel framework properly and now faces up to $60,000 in fines. maine's governor once again coming under fire after blaminging asylum seekers for bringing diseases into the state. paul lepage made the controversial comments during a town hall meeting. he said asylum seekers expose the public to diseases like the "ziki fly." he was incorrectly referring to the zika virus. last month he came under fire for claiming drug dealers from out of state were responsible for impregnating young white girls. also new this morning, all aboard now includes pets if you ride amtrak. there are some exceptions, though, and passengers will have to pay a $25 surcharge. also the pet carrier can't weigh more than 20 pounds combined. service animals are still allowed at in charge. >> nancy: happening later today, flint's water crisis will be getting some federal
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secretary. she will visit a health center that's providing services to families and children who have been affected by flints's lead contaminated water. michigan's give also announced a plan on wednesday to coat flint's pipes with a protective film. the mayor wants the pipes completely replaced. >> sarah: new details on an oil spill off the coast of california last year. federal officials say corroded pipes were the reason for the major oil spill last may. they say it started after oil pumps were shut down and then restarted. the amount of oil and pressure moving through the pipes increased when the pump was started again. more than 140,000 gallons of oil were dumped. >> nancy: the mother of a teenager killed by a police officer in missouri now asking for a bill to require police body cameras. >> sarah: missouri state lawmakers held a hearing to discuss implementing the measure in five cities. the proposal was inspired in part by the 2014 shooting death of michael brown. the officer was not charged.
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helpeduel the call for body cameras. brown's mother asked lawmakers to approve the measure. >> i'm asking you to work together with fellow legislators to create a solid bill that has the potential to help the community regabe the trust that has been lost on police departments across the state of missouri. >> sarah: the officer in the michael brown case was not charged. the killing sparked months of protests acrossed ferguson and the rest of the country. >> nancy: bill cosby suing a woman who has accused him of sexual assault over a breech of contract. the woman's accusation led to the comedian's recent arrest in pennsylvania. now the details of this new lawsuit are being kept secret, but the woman says cosby drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in philadelphia. dozens of other women have also come forward to accuse cosby of sexual assault, some accusations dating back decades. >> sarah: checking news from across the country now, a car accident in a los angeles suburb
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power to hundreds of others. officers say a truck hit a power poll last night causing several transformers to come crashing down on the vehicle, killing the driver before hitting the poll. the truck ended up getting into an accident with two other cars. people in the other cars suffered minor injuries. >> nancy: a can doe going up in -- condo going up in flames in oklahoma city. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what sparked that fire. despite wind conditions, firefighters were able to prevent those flames from spreading. and in 7 healthcast, soda is not the only popular beverage that can give you that sugar high. a new study found that some flavored coffee drinks can actually contain more sugar than soda. researchers looked at coffee shops in the u.k., including starbucks, and they found some of the drinks contained more than three times the amount of sugar found in a can of soda. and how about this, readers digest has a list of habits to use if you want to have a better
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first, establish routines. it's easier to find things if you always put them in the exact same place. for example, hang your car keys up or put them in the same place by the door. use your senses. so if you put something in a new place, also say out loud where you are putting it by listening to yourself say it. there is a better chance you will remember where it is later. also sleep on it. researchers say you should get 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night so your brain can integrate new skills or information into long-term memory. i need to pay attention to all of these habits. >> sarah: all right. 7news now turning to the comcast service outage on monday. the company now offering a credit to customers who were impacted. a spokesperson says customers will receive credit for a day's worth of video services, which only equals about $2. the tv outage impacted some customers across the country for about 90 minutes monday morning. carrot cake hershey kisses are the latest seasonal candy to hit
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orange-colored chocolates will be available nationwide for easter season. the candy company's latest holiday treats are made with a white chocolate base and an orange coating that is naturally and artificially flavored. walmart. i was wondering what holiday these would be for. but, you know, easter. >> nancy: carrot cake. probably no carrots inside. but it's chocolate. i'll take it. chris? >> chris: we'll take it. doesn't have to be a holiday. 365 days a year. we're always two thumbs-up for mostly sunny skies. department yesterday with temperatures mid-40s and all this sunshine. cooler today, and there is a breeze today, as well. but overall not bad by february standards. sunshine to increasing clouds. a couple degrees warmer back in the mid-30s to upper 30s to near 40 degrees. we'll warm up in the 40s to near 50 over the weekend. a couple snow showers working in saturday, but overall the weekend mostly dry.
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there's still another hour of news ahead on "today in new england." next at 6:00, f.b.i. and i.r.s. `raiding the law offices of state senator brian joyce in canton. what they're looking for and what the governor is saying about the investigation coming up. >> sarah: plus armed and dangerous and on the run this morning.
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>> sarah: a house fire in plymouth turns deadly. investigators trying to figure out what sparked a fierce flames. >> nancy: f.b.i. agents raid a state senator's office. what they may be looking for inside. >> sarah: new from overnight, the search for an armed robber
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unusual getaway vehicle. >> nancy: a shift in the race for the white house. donald trump sliding in the new national poll. who is now declaring himself the republican front-runner. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. it's 6:00. i'm sarah french. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen in for christa. yesterday turned out to not be such a terrible day. i went out for a walk with my mom. it was the perfect winter day at this point, chris. >> chris: sunshine, almost complete sunshine, mid-40s and the big thing, little wind out there. and it's always nice to have very little wind on a winter's day. good morning everyone. 30 in boston. 26 in bedford. 28 in norwood. the breeze is back with us today. that's creating wind-chill factors down to 10 in worcester, feeling like 21 in the city of boston. wind-chills generally running in the upper teens and lower 20s throughout the day. cold front swinging on through. do expect mostly sunny skies. a few more clouds at times close to the coastline and even the cape cod snow shower today, but otherwise, just a breezy and
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seasonal levels. a few degrees below seasonable levels, average high is 39 degrees. we'll be right on top of that 39 tomorrow in the city of boston. and over the weekend, back into the 40s to near 50. far cry from that bitter blast last weekend. more on that forecast coming up. >> nancy: chris, thank you. time now for a fast track traffic alert. danielle, we have issues on the commuter rail this morning. >> danielle: that's right, nancy. if you're taking the commuter rail in or out of south station early this morning, an amtrak signal problem is causing delays. many of the outbound trains are delayed and many of them are now leaving out of the back bay station. so certainly want the check your train ahead of time. let's head outside and take a look at the expressway northbound. that's starting to slow down, as well. let's go to the maps from braintree to boston. that drive is slowing down. like i mentioned, it's about 15 minutes, now south of town, we have a new incident to tell you about. this is 128 northbound at 95. and this accident here is actually a car off the road. so it doesn't look like it's causing any major delays, but keep in mind, the pike from
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boston, some slowing as you head into town, but no major issues there either. 93 southbound, slow and go into boston. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 10 to 15 minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike 128, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. back to you, guys. ism right now crews are on the scene of a deadly fire in plymouth. one person was killed when these fierce flames tore through a three-story home in ellisville. >> nancy: and nicole oliverio saying this morning. >> nancy, just devastated to learn that someone who lived inside this home was kid. she's still trying to figure out who was home at the time. if you take a look, fire and police remain on the scene. this ellisville road home in plymouth. this fire broke out just after 9:00 last night. if you take a look, the flames were just intention. firefighters say they knew when
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someone was trapped inside the home. sadly that person did not make it out. the fire marshal confirming that one person was killed in this fire. a neighbor we spoke with says it was her daughter-in-law who called 911. she's devastated. she said watching the fire last night, she described it as a horrible sight. >> it was a horrible sight. and that's... you know, the whole house was engulfed. you know, it was just awful because the fire kept going and going and going. oliverio. >> nicole: so taking a live look here, you see the fire and police remain on the scene as they try and determine a cause of this fire. live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the f.b.i. collecting evidence from the offices of state senator brian joyce. he's accused of being on the wrong side of the law. 7's john cuoco live in can't whereon with what he's being investigated for. john? >> john: well, when he's not at the statehouse, senator joyce is working here at his law office.
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yesterday while some of joyce's constituents watched. wednesday night the f.b.i. and i.r.s. continued to take boxes out of state senator brian joyce's canton law office. officials raided the place that morning as part of a federal investigation into the lawmaker. >> it's not just the tip of the iceberg. it is an iceberg. >> jon: state watchdog groups have had their eyes on the senator for quite some time. >> there were some allegations around pressuring people to give business to his law firm. there was a long history of taking goods and services, particularly dry cleaning. >> john: on the state level, the office of campaign and political finance launched an investigation into the senator and found he used campaign funds to pay for a graduation party at his home and to lease a car for two years. they say he remedied those issues by making a donation to a charity or reimbursing the money. now as feds step in, the
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closer look. >> all of us in public life take the fact that we have the play by the rules seriously. i was troubled by some of the issues that were raised previously with respect to the senator's relationship to some of the folks if his district. >> john: and the state's republican chair is demanding that senator joyce resign. live in canton, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: john, thank you. meantime, lawyers for marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev asking to step down from his appeal case. tsarnaev's trial attorneys say they want to be replaced in part because of the time and money that's required to travel to and from colorado, where tsarnaev is being held at the supermax prison. it's uncommon for this to happen in death penalty case, but one lawyer will stay on the help the transition out. and the mother living inside the house of squalor in blackstone will face murder charges. a judge is refusing to dismiss two murder charges against erika murray. she's charged in the deaths of two infants whose bodies were
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september of 2014. murray's lawyer had claimed autopsies did not prove the babies were alive when they were born. police say the body of a third baby was also inside the house. >> sarah: new this morning, police were searching for this man who they say robbed a gas station in framingham. he allegedly took off on a child's bike after threatening the clerk with a knife. he got away with about $130. the second suspect charged with stealing remains from a cemetery in worcester is being called to court today. police in connecticut arrested 40-year-old felix delgado earlier this month. they found two sets of skeletal remains in his apartment during a drug investigation. worcester police believe the remains were stolen from hope cemetery last year. another suspect has already been charged in connection with the case. >> nancy: now to a shift in the race for the white house. ted cruz is at the top of a new national poll by nbc news and the "wall street journal."
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trump, donald trump is in second place with 26%. marco rubio, john kasich and ben carson are all further behind from them. for more on the candidate's campaign, let's go to 7's victoria warren. she's in the control room this morning for us. >> victoria: good morning, nancy. we saw four republican presidential candidates on tv last night, three of them on cnn, and at the same time, donald trump found a way the make it on tv, too. dueling town hall meetings, and in typical fashion, dueling g.o.p. candidates. donald trump answered frank questions in south carolina and was his usual self. >> do you have the temperament to be president? >> i think my biggest strength is my temperament. >> jeb bush would disagree. >> jeb is a sad case. okay. >> see, there you go again. >> victoria: for the first time a national poll puts trump in second place. new numbers from nbc and "wall street journal" puts rival ted cruz ahead. >> it feels fantastic.
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seeing that old reagan coalition come together. >> victoria: rubio rounding out the top three of that latest poll. at the town hall meeting he was at, he had quick answers when asked about calling ted cruz a liar. >> i said he's been lying because if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and over again and you know it's not true, there is no other word for it. >> victoria: rubio picked up a key endorsement, governor nikki haley. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> victoria: her choice a blow to jeb bush who is behind in the polls and is looking to saturday's primary to boost his standings. >> i'm disappointed. she's a very good governor. should i win the nomination, there will be a role for her in the campaign. trust me. she's a great person. >> victoria: donald trump, jeb bush and john kasich will all attend a town hall on cnn tonight. meanwhile, the democrats are focusing on their caucus in nevada, also on saturday. live in the control room, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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on the democratic side, a new national poll from quinnipiac university shows the race tightening there, as well. 42% lead. sanders has a big lead among independents, while clinton has a slim advantage with women. >> sarah: president obama making an historic trip to cuba next month. the white house is expected to announce the president's trip today as part of a larger tour of latin america. back in 2014, cuban president rau l castro and president obama announced they would normalize relations after 50 years of broken ties. the last sitting u.s. president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge back in 1928. new this morning, a former supreme court justice is disagreeing with republicans on replacing justice antonin scalia. sandra day o'connor is urging president obama to fill the newly vacant seat quickly. o'connor, who was appointed by ronald reagan, rather, broke with republicans who say they plan to block the president's nominee.
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named next justice. pope francis back hope in rome this morning after a six-day trip to mexico. he spent his last day in the city of see you dad juarez, the closest he came to the u.s. border during this trip. he spoke about migrants trying the find a better life in the u.s. during a trip he also gave nass a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of mexico city. >> nancy: still ahead, 6:10, water woes at local schools. ruined computers, drenched books and even asbestos problems. the clean-up of the big mess. >> sarah: a risky rescue in fairhaven when a driver goes into the frigid waters. >> nancy: and a weed invasion so bad it's covering people's homes and entire neighborhoods. >> chris: good thursday morning. always looking forward to the weekend at this point and the weekend forecast something to look forward. to upper 40s on saturday. close to 50 on sunday. we'll break down any chances of rain and snow in the forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's the expressway starting
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we have an accident in canton and then we have another accident, a three-car accident actually in acton. that's on route 2 eastbound. if you're taking "t" this morning, we have delays on the commuter rail mainly out of south station. many of the trains are delayed and leaving out of back bay station.
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>> sarah: 6:14 this morning. tumbleweeds taking over a town in australia. some people trying to get through as the weeds cover homes and yards. dry conditions this summer have led to the abundance of the tumbleweed. and in some places it was piled as high as rooftops. that's crazy, isn't it? see. although, you know, chris, the big concern i think with something like this would be a fire hazard, but fire officials
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much of an issue on that end at least. >> chris: that's good the know. you'd think a dry, lightweight tumbleweed would easily blow around. that would be more of an issue. we were up to our eyeballs last year with snow. they had snow up to the rooftops in a lot of towns. 96.3 inches of snow through this point of the winter last season. loo at this. 25.3 in the city of boston. so far this season. so we're talking about six feet of snow less or fewer than what we saw through this time last year. quite the difference a year makes. you know, we happen to have that much of a bad winter. we've had some bursts here and there of winter-like weather. it's been a manageable one. 30 in boston. 28 in norwood. the wind is out of the west 8 to 12mph. the breeze today will add a chill. cold front swinging on through. it's not going to provide us much precipitation, but it will provide us with colder air as it continues to ooze in from northern new england throughout the day. temperatures overall holding in
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but there's no major storm systems. midwest down through the southeast. i don't expect any major storms in here as we work through the next several days. the best opportunity for a bigger storm won't occur until the middle part of next week. take a look at forecast model today, a lot of us seeing a lot of sunshine. right at the coastline, some more clouds, and even a couple cape cod snow showers today into tonight. now, tomorrow starts off with a ton of sunshine, warm front approaches from the west. that will increase the clouds in the afternoon and even give us an opportunity for some scattered rain and snow showers overnight friday. maybe a passing sprinkle or brief passing shower on saturday, but actually, behind the cool front, we'll warm up into the 40s. well, into the 40s on saturday and sunday. it could be a weak system as well as a couple rain and snow showers overnight sunday into early monday morning, but the bigger storm to watch for next week will take place tuesday night into wednesday. the track will determine how much snow and mixed precipitation we would get before it went over to rain. just a little further off shore,
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better. it cuts up the coastline along the coastline. then over the rain fairly quickly. plenty of time the watch, that six or seven days out at this point. 29 to 35 degrees this afternoon. so a cooler day, but we hold a lot of sunshine away from the coastline. cold tonight, nine in the colder suburbs, 18 to 20 in the city of boston. a couple cape cod snow showers tonight. tomorrow looking pretty good. we have temperatures rebounding into the upper 30s and we'll see those upper 40s to near 50 on saturday and sunday. >> sarah: we have a fast track traffic alert. problems to be commuter rail and a couple crashes on the roads. danielle gersh has more. >> danielle: if you're taking the commuter rail in or out of south station, there is an amtrak signal problem. that's causing delays and it's causing many of the trains to have to depart from back bay station. so in or out of south station this morning, check your train ahead of time. let's go to the maps now. we also have an accident. this is in acton on route 2. and this is eastbound at piper road. this is actually a three-car crash here. the rest of you drive, 93
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boston as is route 1 this morning. the expressway from braintree into town, you can see the red there. you're starting to hit the brakes at adams street. that's 25-minute ride. south of town, another accident. this is in canton on 128 northbound. at 95, this is actually a car off the road. not seeing make delays from that incident. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, some slowing, no major delays to tell you about. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 10 to 15 minutes on the expressway, into town on the pike, 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. into, guys. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. man accused of a hospital hack will be brought back to boston to face charges. 31-year-old martin gottesfeld and his wife were in a sailboat trying to escape the cuba when they hit trouble. they called for help and a disney cruise ship picked them up. gottesfeld is wanted for taking part in a computer hack on boston children's hospital back in 2014. the passenger says at first she
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>> we were all like, okay, now that is something we weren't alarmed about, and suddenly this was much bigger than we thought it was. >> nancy: the f.b.i. says that cyber attack cost the hospital $300,000 and forced it to shut down its servers and web sites. gottesfeld will be brought back to boston to face a conspiracy charge. >> sarah: a 61-year-old man is in the hospital this morning after several people race to the rescue when his pick-up truck crashed into the water in fairhaven. the accident happened wednesday afternoon. officers found the truck upside down with a driver trapped inside. first responders and a good samaritan jumped into the frigid water and cut the man's seat belt before pulling him back to shore. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. crews brought a crane in to get the truck out. sky7 h.d. over a bizarre crash in waltham on wednesday. you can see this car ended up wedged between a b.j.'s restaurant and a dumpster. police say the car was airborne with two elderly sisters in the
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and investigators say their car went flying into the dumpster after hitting the curb while turning into the b.j.'s parking lot. rescue crews were able to pull the women out of the car safely. they were taken to the hospital to be checked out. >> nancy: pretty scary to see, though. still ahead, unhappy with harvard, a graduate says she was forced to live in a dorm with a person who abruised her. why she says harvard turned a deaf ear to her complaint. >> sarah: rob gronkowski keeping busy in the off season. his latest venture he just launched with his family. >> nancy: plus the brady bunch on vacation with another famous couple. details on their ski trip with the afflecks. the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the
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>> chris: 6:23 on this thursday morning. good morning, everyone.
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20s and lower 30s. only holding into the lower to middle 30s this afternoon. so it's a cool and breeze yeah day. as we head into the weekend, 40s to near 50. mainly dre over the weekend. we do track the mid-week storm in here. seven-day forecast ahead. >> nancy: all right, chris. thank you. red sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training today. other players are expected to report on tuesday, but hanley ramirez has been out there working out in fort myers. >> sarah: ramirez is preparing to place first base this year after struggling in the outfield last season. he says his top priority is making sure the other infielders are comfortable throwing over to him at first. >> that's the main key right now, not worrying where they have to throw the ball. i said, just throw in this area don't worry. i got you. petey, he don't make bad throws. he told me. i'm always going to hit you in the chest, you know?
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spring training, sox pitcher joe kelly and his wife ashley welcomed their son into the world. joe kelly posted this picture on twitter yesterday. he says his wife and son are both doing well. >> nancy: hey, if you ever wanted to attend a black tie party hosted by patriots' tight end rob gronkowski, you now have your chance. he and his family and friends will host the inaugural gronk gala at the mergs diaz bends dealership in burlington. it's for a great cause. all proceeds will benefit the gronk nation youth foundation, which supports local sports programs. so gronk is a busy one. his party cruise sets sail tomorrow. 2,500 fans will be taking a three-day cruise from miami to gronk's island, which he claims is apparently -- claim the key word -- his private island in the bahamas. look at them go. all right. and tom brady's family's ski vacation in montana featuring another pair of famous faces. according to the "new york
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with ben affleck and jennifer garner. affleck and garner have been in an amicable separation. last summer it was reported that brady and affleck flew to vegas together on a private plane. i would love to be a fly on the wall for conversations there. >> >> sarah: must have been fun. still ahead, people camped outside a chick-fil-a restaurant in framingham. why they're braving cold conditions this morning. >> nancy: dedication. also the mbta announcing new actions to keep riders safer after that smoky scene caused panic on the orange line. >> sarah: and a mystery from the sky in michigan, a dark substance falling on to people's homes and cars. where is this gross goo coming
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we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax on wall street speculation. the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
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>> nancy: water woes at a local school. computers and books drenched. >> it's an awful lot of dang. >> nancy: what's being done to
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>> sarah: plus a teacher slapped with a criminal charge. how investigators say she assaulted a young student. >> nancy: a harvard graduate suing the university. she claims school officials mishandled her sexual assault case. >> sarah: plus an impromptu campsite pops up at a chick-fil-a in framingham. 100 hopefuls for free food today. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. a cooler day today, thursday. we have some sunshine on the way. >> sarah: that's the good news, right, chris? >> chris: it is the good news. no shoveling outside, despite the cold air back in place. it's not nearly as cold as what we had over the weekend. good morning, everyone. 30 in boston. 22 in worcester. a little breeze, about 10 to 15mph an hour, adding to the wind-chill factor as we watch a front drop on through from the north, but we don't have much precipitation with it. so i think we'll hold mostly sunny, at least away from the coastline. you get close to the coastline, a few more clouds, especially down through the cape and the
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scattered snow showers on the cape and the islands. temperatures overall in the middle 30s this afternoon on average, even some upper 20s in the worcester hills. weekend forecast looking good. a little breezy out there on saturday. but look at the temperatures saturday afternoon upper 40s, close to 50 on sunday. >> sarah:>> nancy: chris, thank you. time now for a fast track traffic alert. a signal problem is causing delays at south station. danielle gersh has the latest. >> danielle: that's right, nancy. if you're travel in or out of south station on the commuter rail, an amtrak signal problem is causing delays. many departing trains from south station are now leaving from that stays. definitely want the check your train ahead of time. let's go to the maps now. i want to show you the expressway. we have a new accident. you can see the back-up northbound there and on the maps you can see, this is northbound at granite avenue and we have a car in the cutout causing some more back-up on the expressway. from that incident. route 3, 24, 95 looking good. our accident in canton has cleared.
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eastbound into boston, no red, so no major delays. still keeping an eye on this accident, this is in acton on route 2 eastbound just before piper road. this accident is actually involving three cars. 93 southbound, a little bit of slowing from 128 into boston. route 1 not looking too bad. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. these are not right. it will take you longer than this. back to you, guys. >> thanks, danielle. time now for the day's other top stories. officials are investigating a deadly fire. flames broke out around 9:30 last night. the victim's name has not been released yet. `crews are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. the f.b.i. and i.r.s. are conducting a joint investigation into state senator brian joyce. officials raided joyce's law office in canton. according to political watchdog group common cause, there have been ethics issues surrounding joyce in the past. in january he agreed to pay
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funds to cover the cost of his son's high school graduation party. with just two days to go until the south carolina primary, a shift in the republican race for the white house. according to a new national nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, ted cruz has passed donald trump for the top spot. it's the first time trump has not led the poll in months. marco rubio, john kasich and ben carson round out the top five. >> sarah: also this morning, a bad break at a haverhill school. computers and books ruined by a water leak. 7's victoria warren joining lives with more on the costly damage. >> victoria: good morning, nancy. leaders at the coon con school school -- consentino school say a burst pipe is to blame. workers are using the february break the clean up before students come back. it sounded like a shower that someone turned on in the middle of haverhill school library. >> the books, the computers, everything just got covered with the materials from the ceiling and the water. >> victoria: all of it ruined.
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>> victoria: superintendent james scully took us on a tour of the extensive damage at the consentino school, where everything wet had to go. >> there is materials, fire-proofing materials on the beams between the floors. and some of that material has asbestos in it. that's why we take all the precautions. >> victoria: an entire asbestos removal team called in to clean up. haverhill also had a sprinkler head break at another school and the high school. but here the burst pipe did the most damage. hundreds of books, dozens of computers gone. the good news, school is out for winter break, but now the race the get classrooms ready for school to start monday. >> it's an awful lot of damage. everybody is working hard to get it involved. -- solved. >> victoria: those crews will work up until the weekend. they will not even touch the library because they say they can seal that off just so they can start school on monday. live in the newsroom, victoria
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england." >> nancy: vicki. thank you. a teacher from manchester, new hampshire, is now facing assault charges. police say 52-year-old anita lemay hit a student at southside middle school and left him with a bruise. they say the 14-year-old was causing a disturbance while eating candy in class and refused to listen to the teacher. school leaders say lemay was placed on administrative leave immediately after the incident. crews still searching for a massachusetts man who disappeared in boston over the weekend. they were searching the charles river yesterday looking for any clues as to where this 22-year-old man might be. zachary marr was celebrating his birthday at the bell in hand bar in boston last saturday when he vanished. he was last seen across the street from the bar around 2:00 a.m. anyone with information on marr's whereabouts is asked to call police. >> sarah: a former harvard university student filing a civil rights lawsuit claiming the college mishandled her sexual assault case. alyssa leader and her lawyers filed the title ix lawsuit earlier this week.
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indifferent to her complaints of sexual assault and harassment following her accused abuser to live in the same dorm room as her or dorm as her for months during the investigation. >> he continued to harass and intimidate me at my workplace and throughout my home. i repeatedly reported these incidents to administrators. i reported that i was living in constant fear. harvard has abinstitutional culture of ignoring and silencing people like me. our reports are not taken seriously. >> sarah: she says she hopes the lawsuit will keep future students safe. harvard has not commented on the case. >> nancy: the new chick-fil-a restaurant in framingham ago. people had been waiting in line for the gone opening since wednesday morning. that's because the first 100 people through the door get a whole year of chick-fil-a meals.
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full and parts-time positions. >> sarah: there's a new baby goat at the franklin park zoo in boston. the zoo released this video of the goat named chewbacca. she is a nigerian dwarf goat and was born on tuesday. you can see she seems to be adapting to her new surroundings just fine. so tiny and little. >> nancy: cute little kid, right? still ahead, would you like some coffee with your sugar? a new survey revealing the amounts of sweetener in starbucks drinks. >> sarah: a verdict in gwen meth paltrow's stocker trial. the outcome not what the actress expected. and what's in your food? turns out that parmesan cheese at the grocery or the might not
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ism welcome back. a jury acquit manning accused of stalking a famous actress. gwyneth paltrow says the man sent her dozens of unsolicited letters and gifts in the past few years. this is the second time gwyneth paltrow accused the 66-year-old of stalking her. he was committed to a mental institute in the early 2000s after he was accused of sending lewd messages and sex toys.
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reason of insanity. nike has ended its endorsement contractor with boxer manny pacquiao after he made a disrespectful comment about same-sex couples. pacquiao said people in same-sex relationships are "worse than animals." he made a statement earlier this week while campaigning for senate in the philippines. pacquiao later issued an apology. he says he respects nike's decision. >> nancy: a new study showing some starbucks drinks contain too much sugar. researchers say that some of the flavored coffee drinks contain more than three times the amount of sugar found in a can of soda. the drink that had the most sugar, the venti mulled fruit with chi orange and cinnamon. starbucks say they will reduce the add sugar in the drinks by 25% in the next few years. and the food you eat may not be what it seems. in 2012, the f.d.a. targeted castle cheese, which supplies target. it found what the company ladies
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labeled as 100% parmesan cheese was actually a blend of cheaper cheeses and a filler derived from wood pulp. castle cheese has since filed for bankruptcy, but that's not good news to hear. >> i know, right? cheese on everything. know and go is next with all the day's top stories. the hospital's computer network held hostage by hackers. it's forced to pay the ransom demands. >> nancy: and people in one neighborhood dealing with a nasty mystery. what's that goo falling from the sky? >> sarah: and monopoly keeping up with the times. the new electronic version does
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> reporter: investigators trying to figure out what started a deadly fire in plymouth. >> reporter: calls growing this morning for a state senator to step down after the feds raid his law office. >> reporter: and a change at the top of a national poll as the republican candidates fight for votes in south carolina. >> nancy: 6:45 on this thursday morning. time to know and go. we have the day's top stories. ism we have traffic and weather. let's send it over to chris lambert with a check on your forecast. >> chris: good morning, everyone. colder today.
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degrees. the wind is out of the west at 12mph. occasionally gusting 20 to 25 this afternoon. that's dropping the wind-chill factors down into the teens and lower 20s right now. they'll hold in the low 20s throughout the day. mostly sunny skies prevailing through the day, as well. cold front swinging on through. it will be starved of moisture, so i don't expect much out of it. more clouds down across the cape, and with the northerly wind, we may get an ocean-effect snow shower across the cape later today. temperatures generally ranging from the upper 20s in the worcester hills to the mid-30s in the city of boston. colder overnight tonight. upper single digits. lower teens in many of the suburbs. 20 in the city of boston, and low 20s down across the cape with the potential of a couple scattered snow showers still across the cape and the islands overnight tonight. dry on friday. friday night will bring in some scattered snow showers, transitioning over to a few sleet pellets and maybe even a sprinkle out there the start off saturday morning, but the weekend overall looking good. a bit breezy on saturday. mostly cloudy skies. a few more rays of sun on sunday, but can't complain about the temperatures like we could
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look at those highs in the upper 40s on saturday. close to 50 on sunday. early snow shower on monday, and partly sunny by the afternoon. perhaps a bigger storm by tuesday night into wednesday. track will determine how much snow, ice and rain we get. >> sarah: now a fast track traffic alert. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: that's right. if you're headed in or out of south station on the commuter rail, an amtrak signal problem is causing some major delays. now, some lines like the framingham-worcester line, i know a lot of you take that one, are not even coming into south station or leaving from south station. they're leaving and coming into the back bay station. so definitely want the check your trip on the commuter rail beforehand this morning. let's head outside and take a look at 93 southbound. into boston. you can see some back-up here. let's go to the maps. actually. and this is causing some back-up. and this is right at 128 on 93 southbound.
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93 southbound is red all the way enter boston from 128. there you can see another accident northbound on the expressway. this is just before granite avenue. so that's causing delays there. south of town, no major issues on route 3 or 24. but on 95, you're slowing as you approach 128. let's go to the pike. we're mostly green and yellow. no major delays there. just some slowing. that's your drive. be careful out there. give yourself some extra time. back to you, guys. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. crews are on the seaboard of a end deadly fire in plymouth. one person was killed when those fierce flames tore through a three-story home in ellisville. >> sarah: 7's nicole oliverio is live with what neighbor is saying this morning. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, that neighbor describing it as a horrible sight. she says the couple that lived here had been here if many, many years. they have grown children and grandchildren, and she says when she looked outside her window last night, all she could see was the orange glow and flames coming from her neighbor's home. now, the state fire marshal confirming late last night that,
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in this three-story home. the fire happening here on ellisville road in plymouth. now, police and fire remain on the scene as they try and determine a cause of the fire. now, that neighbor we spoke with says it was her daughter-in-law who called 911 and firefighters believe when they arrived they knew someone was trapped inside. >> it was a horrible sight, and, you know, the whole house was engulfed, and you know, it was just awful because the fire kept going and going and going. when we found out there was somebody in it, it was very upsetting and very, you know, we feel very bad for the family. >> nicole: taking a live look here, you can see firefighters remain at the home. the fire is out, but you can see how far back from the vote that this house is set. so firefighterred had to pull a lot of hose in order to get water on that fire. the cause of this fire remains under investigation. that neighbor tells us that she
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lived here, the wife who is not home at the time when this fire broke out. that's latest live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. possible ethical violations sending the f.b.i. to the law offices of state senator brian joyce. agents spending a day collecting evidence and 7's john cuoco is live. john, some are calling for the senator's resignation. >> john: the state's republican chair is calling for his resignation. but yesterday federal investigators were here at that state senator's office. they raided it and while some of his constituents were watching. wednesday night the f.b.i. and i.r.s. continued to take boxes out of state senator brian joyce's canton law office. this is all part of a federal investigation into the lawmaker. state watchdog groups have had their eyes on the senator for quite some time. on the state level, it was found he used campaign funds to pay for graduate party at his home and to lease a car for two years. we're told he remedied those issues by making a donation to a charity or reimbursing the
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his attorney spoke for him, saying senator joyce has been cooperating with each enquiry and believes he's done absolutely nothing wrong. now, as the feds step in, the governor says it's worth a closer look. >> all of us in public life take the fact that we have to play by the rules seriously. i was troubled by some of the issues that were raised previously with respect to the senator's relationship to some of the folks in his district. >> john: the state's republican chair is asking that he resign. >> sarah: lawyers for marathon bomber joe dzhokhar tsarnaev asking to step down from his appeals case. they want to be replaced due in part to the time and money it's taking to travel to and from colorado be tsarnaev is being held in the supermax prison. one layer will stay on to help
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the mother who had been living inside the house of squalor in blackstone will face murder charges. a judge is refuses to dismiss murray. she's charged in the deaths of two infants whose bodies were found inside the home in september 2014. murray's lawyers had claimed autopsies did not move the babies were alive when they were born. police say the body of a third baby was also in the house. >> nancy: new this morning, police are searching for this man who they say robbed a gas station in framingham. he allegedly took off on a child's bike after threatening the clerk with a knife. he got away with about $130. >> sarah: turning now to a sudden shift in the race for the white house. donald trump falling in the national poll, dropping out of first place for the first time in months. 7's victoria warren is here now with more. >> victoria: sarah, the shift in the republican race comes with two days to go to the south carolina primary. according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, ted cruz leaps into first with 28% of the vote.
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26%ful rounding out the top five, marco rubio with 17%, john kasich with 11% and ben carson with with with 10%. on the democratic side, a national quinnipiac poll out this morning is good news for bernie sanders. it finds sanders would win the election in november in matchup with any of the g.o.p. candidates. the closest republican contender is ohio governor john kasich, who trails sanders 45% to 41%. it's a different story for hillary clinton. the poll shows she edges donald trump in a november matchup 44% to 43%. however, it found she would lose against any of the other g.o.p. candidates. the poll also took into account if former new york city mayor michael bloomberg enters the race, bernie sanders would sigh the biggest impact, cutting down his lead against the republicans. live in the control room, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: vicki, thank you.
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historic trip to cuba next month. the white house is expected to announce the president's trip later on today. it's part of a larger tour of latin america. the last sitting u.s. president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 1928. a former supreme court justice is disagreeing with republicans on replacing justice antonin scalia. sandra day o'connor is urging president obama the quickly fill the seat. o'connor, appointed by president ronald reagan, broke with republicans who say they plan to block the president's nominee. >> sarah: the mbta saying they will now more closely inspect the bolts and rivets that hold the pams together on their trains. this comes after a penal fell off an orange line train on tuesday filling the station with smoke. passengers broke through windows to escape. officials say they had already visually inspected the trains but will now physically inspect them regularly. a town in michigan covered in guess goo. nobody knows what it is. they say the black oily substance rained down from the
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officials collected samples of the stuff to try to figure out exactly what it is. people are worried it could be a health hazard. >> nancy: a hospital in los angeles has paid a ransom to hackers who managed to disable its computer network. officials list hollywood presbyterian medical center, saying they paid the ransom because it was in the best interest of the hospital. they paid 40 bit coins, about $17,000. the f.b.i. is now working to identify those hackers. >> sarah: comcast is giving a credit card to customers who were impacted by monday's service outage. customers will receive credit for a day's worth of video service, which only equals about $2. the tv outage impacted some customers across the country for about 90 minutes monday morning. >> nancy: and you can say good-bye to the banker in this new monopoly game. i always hated being the banker. hasbro is showing off a new electronic version of monopoly called monopoly ultimate banking game.
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signature paper money as well as the banker position and said players will scan special bank cards on a hand-held banking unit. >> sarah: it may be a little early right now, but later enjoy that glass of wine. it's 5:00 somewhere, right? >> exactly. >> nancy: today is national drink wine day. drinking wine does have some health benefits. moderate drink verse a lower risk for liver disease, type-two diabetes and heart attack. are you a white wine or red wine person? >> nancy: red wine all the way. chris, you know what, every day is national drink wine day for me. that's maybe not so great. >> chris: that whole 5:00 somewhere thing, i'm pretty sure they mean 5:00 p.m. and in the 5:00 a.m. a little early in the morning. i'm sure kathie lee and hoe that will be drinking wine on the "today show" later. 25 to 35 this afternoon. temperatures holding steady throughout the day. breezy, as well. sprinkle and a breeze on saturday, but the weekend overall looking good. maybe a couple glasses of wine over the weekend. no bitter cold, but temperatures close to 50. >> sarah: definitely.
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for 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 riggedt 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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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good morning. breaking overnight the white house expected to announce today that president obama will head to cuba next month, the first american president to go there in nearly 90 years. a historic trip being met with praise and criticism. game change? ted cruz just ahead of donald trump in our new national poll. >> the sounds you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c. >> this morning why trump says he is not buying those results. slippery slope? the tech world lining up behind apple as a government tries to get the company to hack into the

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