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voting here in new york and -- >> reporter: hillary clinton, hoping new yorkers love her enough for a landslide tonight. or at least a definitive double digit win. after filling in the bubble on her own ballot with husband bill at her side, today, she urged new yorkers to get out and vote. >>th i just urge everybody to come out and vote before 9:00 p.m. tonight. that would be terrific. >> eporter: then she took off to washington, d.c. for a building trades conference. >> looks like we have hard hats in the audience here ouday. >>ou reporter: she talked about supporting unions, higher wages and the qualifications necessary for the nation's top job. >> our next president will face three big tests. first, can you deliver results that improve people's lives? second, can you keeo us safe? third, can you bring our country together?
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>> nice to meet you. good luck. >> thank geou. >> reporter: bernieanders claim the more new yorkers that come out to vote, better his chances of winning.nd's drawn huge crowds in the last several days. >> when people stand together, with a vision, with determination, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. >> reporter: looking confident this morning n another casual st roll through midtown, the sand everies team warned the pundits not to undewestimate brooklyn born bernie's performance here. he made a reference to the independent voters who cannot vote. he tends to fair better in states where independents can participate. they are talking about the voting problems that were reported throughout new yora today, calling them a disgrace and shameful. perhaps, planningo make it a bigger issue. if he loses here in new york oa
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now, for a look at the republican side of this race, let's go over to my colleague,d andrew siff, live in midtown at trump tower. how is it going? >> reporter: melissa, there's quite a scene out here, nypd, secret service, barricades outside z the same trump tower where ten months ago, donald trump entered the presidential race in an area at a time when pendople dirmissed it as a strump. today, he voted for himself on the day the new yor primary matters. cast his ballot at central synagogue, blocko away from his own office. today, released an ad answering critics and supporters who have been urging him torsound more presidential. >> what we need is leadership that can deal with our mess and apply practical solutions to our problems. there's so much untapped greatness in our country. together, let's make america
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>> reporter: despite the ad and his tone, trump's challenrs aren't going away. hn kasich campaigning in pennsylvania today, one week ahead of that state'sprimary. kasich and ted cruz made no se secret about their ambition to take the fight and win the fight at the convention thissummer. >> we hope we get some sdelegate . we'll see. we really wanlt to get a few delegates. i can't make a prediction, but welworked hard up there and hopefully will come out with delegateimomentum. >>is reporter: ted cruz was on the radio s. while ago saying donald trump couldn't run a lemonade stand, words tha sound strong and notxactly the words of a candidate wha has any intention of stepping aside or pulling ck even if he wins all 95 delegates. vote. if trump is below, then kasich anked cruz will definitely win at
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live in midtown, andrew siff, "news 4 new york." >> andrew, thank you. voters are casting ballots at a few special elections. today, they will choose replacements for sheldon silver and dean. each awaiting sentencing for corruption convictions. there are four people running to replace silver in the 65th assembly district. >> three candidates in the election to replace skellos. if a democratic candidate wins, th democrats will have a majority in the senate. >>ount on nbc news 4 for your coverage as the results come in. tune tune in tonight at 11:00 for the results. a decision on the fate of nypd officer, peter liang. a judge reduced it too criminally
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of gurley. he could have g te 15 ears jail time. he gave him no jail time, 800 urs community service and probation. >> i wish i could undo what happened. my life has forever ohanged. hopefully it changes for the better. >> a quiet scene outsi t the courthouse turned volatile after the sentence. they were trying to keep the media from -- nearly came to blows with the ews crewut e mother of akaigurley's ughter. >> reporter: are you in disbelief? >> yes, i am. >> you minimized the lifeaoctf akai gurley. >> peter l iang stepped in there to protect pe ple.
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and liang was used as a scapegoat for other shootings. a man at the center of policeibrctauit . two nassau county police officers beating a 20-year-old after a traffic stop in april of 2014. now, howard is in trouble for his own behavior. greg cergol has the details. >> reporter: we are here outside nassau police headquarters, a building rocked by kyle howell's beating accusation. today, the now 22-year-old faund himself here in handcuffs, again, insisting a victim. after his arrest targeted hn again. >> the police beat me and now it seems they are going to get away with it.
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he sale, then robbed $400 at knife point, slashing one of the two victims. >> i don't know enough to make any comment. >> reporter: howell's parents appeared in court, but said nothing in defense to their son. a departure fromf their vocal support in the alleged beating case. th at case ended with an acnquittal of a police officer charged with assault. today, the lawyer offered no comment. >> don't shoot. don't sh t. >> reporter: also silent were those who dmon
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on this. >> reporter: you may recall that in the beating case, the nassau police officer who was acquitted argued that he geg geg, greg cergol, "news 4 new york." take a look at the manhattan sky in brooklyn. smoke appears to be rising around the world trade center. it was coming from two separate new jersey brush fires. no buildings were burned, no injure injuries reported. rans train service was suspended for some time this afternoon. everything was back up and running toniowght. the fires are under control.
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killed 22 people. the families are suing claiming the rifle is a military-style weapon and shouldut have been sold to civilians. a judge denied the motion. trial set or april 3, 2018. >>'otoming up as news 4 at 6:00 continues, a fire erupts at a home in queens. > storm team 4s nice huff tells us if the beautiful weather streak will continue. >> it is going to continue. what we could use is rain to erase the fire danger. i'll have the forecast coming up next. >> reporter: madison square garden should be alive tonsight for the first home playoff game in the stanley cup playoffs this season. we'll preview rangers/penguins game three later in sports. your cell phone could be stolen without leaving your pocket.
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>> losing your number and contacts isn't the worst part.
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breaking news from brooklyn. these are live pictures from the scene of a police involved shooting near nassau in the dumb bow section of brooklyn. they stopped a man suspected of outstanding warranhe. he pulled a gun andfired. officers fired back. the man ran into an apartment building and was arrested a short time later. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available tf us. a firefighter is recovering after a fire at a home in
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it took more than 100 firefighters an hour to get the fire under control. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the cause is still under investigation. the controversial issue of nypd of muslim communities is having another day in court. charles hate held a hearing on the matter before deciding ether to approve the latest versions of surveillance. the associated p >>ress revealed new york city police spied on mu sms. ru a new york man accused of beating a transgender woman to death will spend 12 years in prison. xonit wrted with her before alizing she was transgender, then punched her in the face. she fell and her head hit the pavement and she died five days later. d.a. pushed for 17 years.
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your identity can be stolen if somebody gets hold of your smartphone. did you know it can happen even if no one steals your phone?
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ov he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i
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in new york. a newtr ve people want to know if their hospital has this technology. >> the key is timing. >>er to be wanhinalwo and th a half hours of a stroke. we are going to bring you mor on
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>> chuck? >> here we are. cell phones are doing much more than ever. banking, shopping and all that sort of thing. that's what thieves are trying to exploit by stealing your phone without touching it. pei-sze cheng has the yourself. >> reporter: ed's later, he realized he no longer controlled his own phone, but he had no idea why. >> makes me feel sick, literally sick to my stomach. >>reporter: he was the victim of fraud. somemne called the phone company posing as him and switched his phone number to another phon they needed his name, phone number and the last four digits of your phone number.
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>> reporter: they say phone porting scams have been p hular in australia, but are in their infancy in the states. fcc says they have received 100 complaints nationwide. >> in today's world, our identity isn't simply a picture or fingerprint, it could be your phone. and if somebody gets ahold of it, they control your identity. >> reporter: he says within a matter of hours, they used it to charge $10,000 to his american express card. when the company called to verify him, the call went to the thief. >> knowing somebody can come in and transfer that service to themselves and take advantage of whatever they want, it's terrifying. >> reporter: verizon wireless is working to stay one step ahead of the criminals. the trick is balancing security with customer service.
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or porting scams. practice individual lens. >> number one is awareness. if you are getting odd calls requesting information, that may be the bad guys trying to get the key pieces of information they need. >> reporter: if you think you are being targeted, callr cell phone en yre ba largely underreported because people aren't sure who to call. contact them by calling 888-call-fcc or looking at for more information. pei-sze cheng, "news 4 new york." >> do you have a story you think the news 4 i-team should check out? give us a tip by calling us, 866 866-news-244. earlier we were showing you the shots of smoke rolling in from brush fcres in new jersey. th rt of the problem is the dry
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the weather had a lot to play in terms of the fires spreading pidly today under the current conditions. weow things are goi peng to im rove and when we are going to get rain coming up in the forecast. right now, clouds breaking through the ridge of high pressure that's been keeping us dry for many days. not just high clouds. no rain i clouds yet. 69 degrees. the skies are mostly sunny. it stays dry across the area. the dry da big, large plume of smoke, large enoughcho be detected on storm tracker.
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are planning barbecues and such, be careful with the flames. 32-mile-per-hour gusts at teterboro. this is why we had the high fire danger and continue to. gusts near 40 at bridgeport and islip. strong winds out of the north. still, between 5 and 15 miles per hour, these are sustained 'ss. gusts up to 30 in white plains. 32-mile-per-hour gusts in danbury danbury. the winds will die down later tonight. with the air coming in, look at the humidity levels, down in the teens. it's almost like desert. duchess county, you are no longer under the red flag warninghis eveningybut eveybody else is. the winds are
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weha had a weak front come through today. didn't bring much in the way of rain, unfortunately. just a lot of wind and cooler temperatures. you can see no rain in sight for hundreds of miles. temperatures will cool dow o tell how much r oll all get. in spots, it could be heavy. it looks like it's going to be spotty. after that, it drys out again. at least for the weekend, it's going to be nice. sunshile and highs in the 60s. >> fanttit. thanks. bruce beck is up next live at madison square gardens. take it away. >> after two games, the rangers and penguins square off at madison square garden tonight. coming up, the blue shirts stole the home ice advantage in the
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defend their own turf and electrify the fans in their own process.
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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
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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 essage. e he rangers
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o execute our plan. think wd did a good job with that last game. a lot of things should change coming home. we are not going to put on a show just because it's home ice. you need to find a way to win. >> game three is a ng against the besm.t team in the league sin
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up to rangers town with dozens of rangers supporters energizing midtown. i decidednto join the fun before the bus pulled ay. first of all, any rangers fnns on this bus? >> yeah! >> reporter: are you guys ready for the playoffs at home? beenai we t's go rangers! >> reporter: that bus started to pull away when i yelled to the driver, hey, i gotta get off, i have a live shot to do. the rangers hope to play tonight
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fans showed a short time ago. rangers and penguins, game three at the garden. bao news," victims trapped in the rubble in ecuador. >> see you new rescues as the death toll rises in houston. new evacuations as transgender teen fighting to use the boys' bathroom in his school. the major court ruling over a hotly contested issue. church murder mystery, who killed


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