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. breaking news, search on a campus after reports of a gunman. >> and an 8-foot snake shows up inside a queens apartment building, next. 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 rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for,
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sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. is that coffee? yea, it's nespresso. i want in. you're ready. get ready to experience a cup above. is that coffee? nespresso. what else? . new video at 11:00. beaten with belts, bar stools and stabbed. now the search for the group that ganged up on a victim in the street.
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presidential primary in new york. the candidates battle for votes in the big apple. >> plus-- >> by the time i was done with the delivery, i realized my puppy was gone. >> a delivery man's frantic search for his dog, stolen while he was working. but first, breaking news. good evening. i'm cindy hsu. a lockdown at the sunni purchase campus in westchester. police are urging students to stay inside after reports of a man with a gun on campus. they say the suspect has not been found. they believe he has left the college in the rye brook area. there are no reports of shots fired and no one hurt. we'll continue to follow the story. the state of new york is now the main focus of campaign 2016. the new york primaries are just 48 hours away and the candidates are working hard for your vote. hazel sanchez joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: the candidates made stops around the state today, urging supporters to get
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races that are very close. down in the polls, but not the hype, democratic candidate bernie sanders was welcomed to prospect park in his hometown borough of brooklyn by more than 28,000 spectators. the vermont senator urged supporters to not count him out yet. >> this is a campaign that a year ago was considered a fringe candidacy, 70 points behind secretary clinton. well, they don't consider us fringe anymore! [ cheers & applause ] >> reporter: hillary clinton let loose campaigning in washington heights sunday, hoping for a victory dance in her home state on primary day. the latest cbs news battle background tracker poll has clinton leading democratic candidate bernie sanders 53% to 43%, making an appearance on staten island, clinton tried to appeal to both parties, touting herself as a candidate who could reach across party lines to get things done.
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but i'll stand my ground. i think that's the combination that you want in an elected representative. >> reporter: on the republican front, ted cruz is closing in on front runner donald trump's delegate count, after sweeping all 14 wyoming delegates at the state's convention. trump rallying with supporters on staten island isn't fazed. >> well, it's a rigged election. i can't imagine any new yorker voting for cruz. he can't beat hillary. i'm going to beat hillary. >> reporter: ohio governor john kasich dismissed trump's accusations that the g.o.p. nomination process is rigged. >> no. i think it's the way it works. you know, it's like saying i made an 83 on my math test, so i should get an a just because i think it's rigged that you have to make a 90 to get an a. i mean, come on. >> reporter: the latest cbs news poll has trump leading with 54% of the vote in new york, cruz in second with 21%, and kasich last with 19%. but cruz's camp is hopeful trump's hometown advantage won't be enough to clinch the
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>> you know, it's easy to talk about making america great again. you could even print that on a baseball cap. [ laughter ] but the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place? >> reporter: kasich will make stops in syracuse and schenectady monday. cruz will make appearances in manhattan tomorrow before heading to maryland. clinton will also be in midtown manhattan tomorrow while bernie sanders will make stops in long island, the city of queens. >> very busy. thank you very much, hazel. new video tonight shows a wild fight outside a brooklyn restaurant. a group of men can be seen swinging bar stools during a brawl outside vaqueros on myrtle avenue. police say the victim is in critical condition at the hospital. police are now looking for the men seen in the video. stabbed by a stranger with scissors.
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homeless people after a times square worker was attacked on the job. cbs 2's brian cone bear is live with more. >> reporter: cyndi, the city is trying to get the crimes under control, but this attack shows just how challenging that is. warmer weather brings out more people to times square. that includes more homeless people on the streets as well. >> you see them everywhere, living on the subways, subway entry areas, from the store fronts and everything. >> reporter: at the corner of 47th and 8th avenue sunday morning at 8:30, police say a 26-year-old homeless man named zach smith stabbed a times square alliance maintenance worker in the neck with a pair of scissors. smith was arrested in the violent robbery attempt. but the n.y.p.d. is still searching for another homeless man in a bloody murder at the bellevue shelter in kips bay on friday.
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have cut his roommate's throat, then allegedly sliced a cab driver in sequence the next day. these latest high profile crimes come the same week the city announced its new consolidation of homeless services and $66 million in improved programs after a 90- day review spurred by violence in the shelter system. >> i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: former deputy commissioner for homeless services robert mascali recommended some of the changes on cbs 2 months ago. he says too many homeless people are mentally ill and drug-addicted, a volatile combination that can lead to terrible crimes. >> of course they are desperate for money and they need their drugs and these things happen. we have to get them into rehab. >> i had a schizophrenic man spit in my eye. >> reporter: dana fuchs is a ticket vendor in times square. >> there's a lot of mentally ill people here and they need help. i wouldn't say people need to
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just be aware of your surroundings. >> reporter: a team of 500 outreach workers is now canvassing the city, trying to get the homeless off the streets and into shelters. next month, the city starts an aggressive new campaign to count the homeless four times a year instead of just once. reporting from times square, brian conybeare, cbs 2news. n.y.p.d. officers shot and killed a man in sequence after police say he pulled a gun on them. plain-clothed offices approached the man on 135th street in south ozone park as he stood outside a double- parked suv holding an open bottle of alcohol. the officers say he also had a gun in his waist band. investigators say the man started to flee, despite demands for him to stop. he reached for a gun. that's when officers opened fire. >> i heard a scream. >> someone lost a husband, a father, uncle, nephew. someone lost a family member
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>> family identified the man as george tillman, a father of five from maryland. discharged their weapons. now to the latest on the ecuador. not much more than piles of concrete and wood are left. small towns now in ruins. rescue teams are digging through the rubble for survivors, after the quake toppled buildings and homes. they have found some survivors, but more than 240 people are confirmed dead. that number is expected to rise. cbs 2's reagan medgie spoke to the community. >> reporter: these haunting images show a nearly destroyed coastal town in ecuador after a 7.2 magnitude quake struck. >> the people just, to be honest, they are really going through a lot of pain right now. >> when i first heard about it, it was through social media
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of what was going on. it was through my cousins who were sending me messages through facebook, letting me know they were okay. >> reporter: assemblyman francisco moya represents corona, elmhurst and jackson heights in queens. the assemblyman says most of his constituents are from ecuador. >> it's very emotional. you have family back home, to see what they have to go through, it's very difficult. it's not a country that has a lot of wealth. >> reporter: even though some families are learning their loved ones are okay, knowing more than 200 are dead, with that number likely to rise. >> it's horrible. it's just -- we were talking with friends right now, and it's just, it's just horrible. >> reporter: assemblyman francisco moya says his jackson heights office will be open starting at 9:00 on monday morning. he says he will provide updated information throughout the day and also help with travel documents for those who wish to
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check on loved ones or to help. >> most of the people here just have this anxiety on what they can do to help their folks back home. >> my heart is with them. i pray for all of them. >> reporter: more than 135 aftershocks followed the earthquake. officials are warning residents to brace for stronger ones in the coming hours and days. in woodside queens, reagan medgie, cbs 2news. to concerns over the zika virus, a doctor at the national institutes of health says american women should not worry about getting pregnant because there hasn't been a local transmission of the virus. the same doctor says that could quickly change during the summer mosquito season. doctors are still warning pregnant women to avoid countries in the caribbean and central and south america where there have been zika outbreaks. well, a slip-up affecting thousands of prospective students. the admission e-mail with one big error. >> the dog goes with me wherever i go. >> plus, he brought his dog on
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since. now the frantic search to find his best friend with a very special skill. >> and nobody showed up at his birthday party, but now this 9- year-old has piles of presents. the story doesn't end there. >> can't wait to hear about that and i can't wait to tell you about the forecast. you thought today was nice? tomorrow, tons of sunshine and warmer temperatures. details, coming up. steve? >> elise, alex rodriguez was asked to make a big change today. and he did. but did it work? we'll explain. and what did villanova's championship mean to the big east conference? we'll discuss this with the
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jackson, later in sports. it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by millions of small contributions. people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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. a junk yard inferno kept hundreds of firefighters busy for hours. the black smoke could be seen from several cities away. at least 15 vehicles were destroyed. firefighters still don't know how the fire started. a drone may have hit a british airways flight today as it was coming in on a flight from london.
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struck the front of the aircraft. none of the 137 people on board was hurt. the incident is under investigation. a puppy snatched out of a man's truck in the bronx. now the heartbroken owner is going to great lengths to find his constant companion. >> reporter: this truck driver from the bronx put up 300 fliers in the bronx offering a reward for his 18-month-old maltese. >> he's been missing since thursday. >> reporter: thursday, about 1:00 in the afternoon, fito says he was making a delivery to a bronx business on jerome avenue, when somebody went into the cab of his truck, stole his gps and his beloved dog. >> by the time i was out with the delivery, i realized my
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>> reporter: fito, who is diabetic, says angelo can even sense when his blood sugar goes up and starts licking his arm to warn him. >> he is a life-saver. >> reporter: he fears professional dog thieves may be to blame and got one call from a mystery man who demanded $200, but the guy never called back. fito called police, but so far, no sign of angelo. >> i can't get to sleep. i'm not going to work tomorrow. i'm going to keep looking for him because he's my buddy. >> reporter: truly man's best friend. >> the owner says his dog may have been spotted running in the neighborhood near jerome avenue yesterday, but there has still been no sign of him since. people living in a queens building got a slithering surprise today. someone found a large snake in a cage. it was left unattended inside the building on 34th avenue. police were called in to carefully remove the snake. they say it was an 8-foot long
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officers took it to the alley pond environmental center in douglaston. elise finch is here with the exclusive cbs 2 forecast. just smiles about the weather, right? >> i think so. no frowns. hopefully we can get that going until the work week. weather watchers reporting very mild temperatures at 11:17 at night. let's get started down the jersey shore. this is thomas in manchester township. he says it's 48 degrees where he is. his comment is tomorrow's plan, shorts and sunscreen! i like the plan. i've been saying for a couple of days now i don't suggest necessarily that you play hooky or don't go to work or school. but if you were going to pick a day, tomorrow is definitely it. i haven't had any complaints about today. lower hudson valley, adam in middletown, says it's 50 degrees and still nice outside, despite a 16-degree temperature drop in two hours.
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a live look outside, it is a beauty. we've had a gorgeous day from start to finish. right now, clear skies, mild 55 the winds are calm. highs around the area today, ranging from the mid-60s in islip to 75 degrees in central park. yeah, 75 degrees is what we managed to get up to today. a full 13 degrees above the norm. 62 is where we should be. 75 is where we got today. tomorrow, even warmer. trend. like a staircase, right? continuing to go up at least tomorrow tomorrow. we should max out at about 78 degrees. some locations will see 80 degrees on your monday, but prepare for a 10-degree temperature drop between monday and tuesday. things start to cool down a little bit for the middle of the week. we will see the 70s again by the end of the week. your vortex satellite and radar showing that high pressure really dominating. we have a huge ridge of high pressure.
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the area. things keeping us really nice and dry, also very mild. just not a lot to talk about. a comfortable night with nice clear skies out there. we head into the day tomorrow, still clear skies. tons of sunshine, but even warmer than what we had today. really a beautiful start to the work week. then we are going to see increased clouds late monday into early tuesday. in fact, tuesday could start with a little bit of an early morning sprinkle. then we start to see clearing and we're expecting to see sunshine by tuesday afternoon. overnight tonight, 53 degrees. that's in the city. we'll see 40s in the suburbs. we head into the day tomorrow expecting 78 degrees for a high temperature. that's the normal high for june 10, just to give you an idea. now, it will be cooler heading down to the shore. of course it's cooler all together on your tuesday by about 10 degrees. next chance for significant rain will be on friday. could see a sprinkle early tuesday, but showers and possibly thunderstorms on friday. tomorrow, nothing but sunshine.
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>> thank you very much, elise. warm weather is not a concern in the denver, colorado area. it's getting pounded by a slow- moving snowstorm. crews worked to clear the runways at the city's airport today, as it tried to get back on schedule. more than 850 flights were canceled yesterday, after nearly a foot of snow fell. authorities warn there is danger of possible avalanches, as snow continues to pile up in the rocky mountains. still ahead at 11:00, turns out it blocks you from more than just a burn. a new study reveals the other reason sunscreen is an absolute must. >> and a car crushed by a
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walked away without a scratch. american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton.
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. the islanders and the panthers are playing their third game in four days, but for the first time, post season hockey is on display at brooklyn. the islanders didn't make it easy on themselves by spotting florida a two-goal lead.
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the isles tied it at 3-3. we'll show you how it ended later in sports. alex rodriguez probably wasn't thrilled to get dropped from 3rd to 6th in the lineup, but he used it as inspiration. he is now 25 homers away from babe ruth on the all-time list. steven matz followed up his worst career start with a career best nine strikeouts. the mets also did something for the first time this season. find out a little bit later on. also, has patrick ewing finally found a head coaching job in the latest on that and hear that reaction with our guest, stu jackson in a little bit. we'll see you in about 30 minutes or so. >> steve, thank you very much. next on cbs 2news at 11:00, sun block does more than save your skin from a burn. the new link between sunscreen and cancer prevention. >> plus-- >> it's heartbreaking. he's just a kid. >> abandoned by all of his classmates on his birthday, but
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story into a very happy ending. they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities r 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 rigged 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.
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. president obama travels to saudi arabia this week, as controversy builds over a bill that could allow victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue saudi arabia and other governments possibly connected. the new york times is reporting saudi arabia has told the obama administration that it will sell $750 billion in american assets if the bill passes. the obama administration reportedly wants congress to block the bill. the saudi government denies any role in the 9/11 plot. 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were saudi nationals. well, the warmer weather means a lot more people will spend time in the sun. now a new study finds sunscreen does more than protect against sunburn. cbs 2 shows the link between spf and cancer prevention. >> reporter: on perfect spring days like today, the lawns of central park serve as an oasis for those looking to bronze their bodies. >> i'm trying not to be a ghost.
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>> reporter: a new study out of ohio university comprehensive cancer center has good news for safe sun worshipers. spf 30 sunscreen can do more than just protect against a burn. >> all of these spf 30 sunscreens were able to protect our mice from getting melanoma. >> reporter: malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. >> it's one of the highest killers of women in their twenties and thirties, not just in old people. >> reporter: in half an hour, you're exposed to the sun's harmful rays and at risk for a sunburn with a uv level at 7. >> even one blistering sunburn in childhood can double your risk for melanoma in adulthood. >> if you start protecting today, you can prevent and protect against further damage and even repair some of the damage that was done. >> reporter: by using spf 30,


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