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good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. it's official. president obama will be the first president to visit cuba in 90 years. the president is expected to announce today he could make the trip in the next several weeks. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is
sarah, this trip will be pretty significant? as you know, president obama broke the diplomatic freeze between us and the communist island that had been maintained by 10 u.s. presidents. that move opened up travel between places like tampa to cuba and paved the way for folks here to hop on a flight to cuba. so, its no surprise a white house official has confirmed president obama is jumping on the opportunity to go. two months ago in an interview, president obama said he was interested in visiting cuba before the end of his term, but that the "conditions have to be right." he wanted to see change in the lives, liberties and economic possibilities of cubans. and while a lot of improvements have been made, political persecution is still a huge problem on the island and a lot of leaders here in the u-s argue things haven't improved. here's what i'm
30...what's changed in cuba? if things aren't better-- what have we accomplished since thawing relations? i'm putting the finishing touches on that now and will have it for you in 30 mins. live at tia, sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp there's a major debate right now in silicon valley over privacy when it comes to your phone. apple has refused to comply with a court order to unlock the i-phone belonging to one of the san bernardino killers, syed farook. google is siding with apple. in a series of tweets, it said the move could set a troubling precedent. some people do agree with using government force. farook and his wife killed 14 people in the december shooting rampage. farook's work- issued i-phone 5-c was found in the couple's getaway car. senator ted cruz is responding to donald trump's threat to sue him...calling a possible lawsuit "frivolous." trump is upset with cruz...over an ad
trump is pro-choice. in a statement, trump says he is pro-life and would not support tax payer funding for planned parenthood. florida senator marco rubio is getting a big endorsement. south carolina governor, nikki haley, says she was born from immigrant parents and they would be proud of her backing rubio. this comes just days before the south carolina primary.. which for republicans is saturday. right now, rubio is behind both trump and cruz in the polls. happening today, tampa city council will talk about reducing penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. 10 news reporter emerald morrow is live at tampa city hall. emerald, why does the city want to do this? - allison, councilman harry cohen says this is all about making the criminal justice system more fair - and the legal department has already been working on an ordinance that would make this possible.
over small amounts of weed...people caught with 20 grams or less would get a citation instead. - the fine would start at 75 dollars for the first offense...and go up to 450 for the fourth offense - and if you have more than four offenses or don't pay your ticket within 30 days...that's when things start going into the court system and onto your permanent record - it's something that other areas like st. pete, citrus county and miami-dade county have also looked at so that so many people aren't going to jail for what some say is a petty offense. this is a developing story that the city still has yet to make a decision on. so throughout the rest of the morning...i'll be looking at how this will impact the city...particularly underage users. live in tampa, emerald morrow, 10news wtsp. a reminder this morning that hackers can not only attack you..they can attack anyone. a los angeles hospital paid the demanded ransom of 40 bit-coins, which is worth near 17 thousand dollars. that's after hackers infiltrated
calls to the hospital's media line were answered with this voice mail recording: the attack used what's known as "ransom-ware." it's malicious software that encrypts files which can only be disabled after a ransom is paid. as of right now, it's unclear if the computer systems have been restored yet. new this morning, we've learned that cliven bundy and four others have been indicted by a grand jury in nevada. you may remember, he was arrested last week for his involvement in the armed standoff in oregon. federal investigators say this indictment is because bundy owes more than a million dollars in fees and penalties for letting cows graze illegally on public land for decades near his nevada ranch. right now bundy and the other defendants are in an oregon jail facing charges. right now, the pope is on his way back to the vatican after wrapping up a five-day visit to mexico. his last stop was in juarez, where he celebrated an open air mass just a half a
he delivered a blunt message of solidarity with migrants by urging people to put a human face on victims instead of thinking of them as statistics. a few hours ago, the pope tweeted from his plane, thanking the mexican people for opening the doors to their lives. if you or someone you know has a loved one in the military, you don't want to miss this. a new study found the u-s military is having a hard time providing adequate therapy sessions for active-duty troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. researchers found that of out 40-thousand cases studied, a third of troops with p-t-s-d and less than a quarter who are clinically depressed receive the minimum number of therapy sessions after being diagnosed. u.s. military and department of veterans affairs treatment guidelines say those affected should receive at least four therapy sessions within eight weeks or at least two sessions to manage medications. the v-a is taking a closer look at their
a report shows some callers weren't getting immidiate assistance. in 2014, the crisis hotline received more than 450- thousand calls.. a 40 percent increase from 2013. the report shows one in six calls were re-directed to backup centers or going to voicemail. some centers have tried shifting staff to peak call times between 10 a-m and 10 p-m.. but the v-a says there is still a lot to do. relief could be coming for homeowners in ybor today. as we've reported, several of them begged tampa city council for help with the large number of sex offenders living within a couple blocks of their homes. there are more than 800 sex offenders in just one neighborhood: v-m ybor off of nebraska avenue. today, city council members will talk about a new ordinance to spread out sex offenders to other parts of the city and forcing sexual predators to live at least 1- thousand feet from police stations, fire stations and other "safe havens". if you are flying out of tampa international airport today, you'll see something new. locally owned 'bay coffee and tea
chain auntie anne's will open today. it's the first concessions opening under the airport's muti-million dollar expansion project. just last week, the airport unveiled a new concession area. it's a sign times have changed. being a babysitter is not what it used to be. the surprising amount of money they can get for watching one child these days. but first, it looks like something you'd see in a nightmare. where thousands of these sharks are swimming! spring training about to swing into action. all next week make sure you watch 10news this morning for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the new york yankees spring training opening day game. the game is wednesday march 2nd at steinbrenner field in tampa. to win tickets.. make sure you watch 10 news this morning
news back in the morning. here's a look at headlines around the nation and the world in your 60 second scan... michigan governor rick snyder says it will take a month to figure out which pipes are connected to homes in flint. snyder is hoping that once the pipes are identified, they can start the process of replacing them. the mayor of flint says she expects pipes to start being replaced next week. flint has been under a state of emergency after corrosive water entered homeowners supply. parents of newborns will want to pay attention to this.. babies are likely to be miserable when their teeth are coming up.. but it shouldn't make them sick. a study in pediatrics finds that along with irritability, a slight rise in body temperature is a common syndrome while teething. but anything over 100.4 degrees is considered a true fever and may require treatment. and take a look at this.. scary moments caught on cell phone..
tristan stead dangles 20 to 30 feet above the ground from a ski lift. he apparently started to slip and was hanging on by his arms. this happened in whistler, british columbia just a few days ago. after about six minutes, he was able to fall into a group of lift operators. tristan says he was reaching for something that was a little bit too far. cue the jaws theme music! take a look at this video out of the east coast of florida. right now thousands of blacktip sharks are migrating right off the coast of juno west palm beach. this is drone video shot by black tip h. they are looking for warmer water
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chip-embedded credit card. a new survey finds that companies are falling behind when it comes to accepting those cards. according to management consulting firm "the straw-hecker group", only 37 percent of businesses can read the cards. the chip technology is widely used in canada and europe and considered more secure than the tradition magnetic stripe. millenials are afraid to file their taxes. a new survey by nerd-wallet and harris shows that's 80 percent of adults ages 18 to 34, that's the highest of any age group. almost a quarter of millenials say their biggest worry is making a mistake. if you don't have a lot of money to go somewhere for spring break, just stay here. oyster dot com ranks tampa bay in
break hot spots. the website says a lot of it comes down to affordability.. you can still get to the best beaches without paying miami or mexico prices. other places in the top 10 include las vegas, cabo san lucas, new orleans and austin, texas. new research this morning gives some insight on how the zika virus spreads in pregnant woman. an investigation underway this morning after a fire inside this school bus.
good morning, it's i'm allison and i'm ian reitz. president obama is looking to set a before he leaves office. we've learned weeks, he'll become the first president to travel to cuba in 90 years. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at tampa international airport. sarah, some are criticising the president for making amends with a country that still rules its people with an iron fist. yes, one big change we've seen is travel open up from the us to cuba.