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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.
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checked and there is one flight leaving today. tomorrow, saturday and sunday from here to havana. but some say the us hasn't done enough to force cuba to treat its people better. i looked into what has changed since december and here's what i found: - new embassies have opened in washington and havana - u.s. businesses are now allowed to export products to cuba - flights as we mentioned as well as us cell service now available on the island. here's what i'm working on now-- interesting to see what happens when we get a new president in the white house. i'll explain how those running with cuban roots could make a suprising change in that relationship. live at tia, sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp
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this morning on the effects of the zika virus. evidence suggests the virus can potentially infect the fetus. research in the "lancet infectious disease" detected the virus in the amniotic fluid of two women whose babies developed the birth defect, microcephally. two giant tech companies are questioning the government's court order to break into the i-phone belonging to one of the san bernardino killers. both apple and google say the invasion of privacy could have negative consequences. the government is demanding that apple create a software to disable the i-phone's auto erase feature. republican presidential candidates, donald trump and ted cruz say apple should comply. apple plans to file an appeal next week. a local road rage run-in leads to gunfire. today.. the accused shooter is expected to go before a judge. a riverview couple tells 10news that their wednesday morning commute took a terrifying turn. police say arlan osborne cut off the couple's car, and when they confronted him, osborne opened fire. bullets hit the side
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the tires. deputies spotted osborne a short time later, found the gun in his car, and arrested him. tampa could soon be the next city in our area to decriminalize marijuana. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at tampa city hall where city council will discuss a proposed ordinance on the issue... emerald, would this also apply minors? - no. some council officials want to make it so that fewer people are put in jail for marijuana offenses...but they are clear that this in no way applies to anyone under the - it would only apply to adults who are caught with 20 grams or less of marijuana...which amount of peanuts you see in my hand.
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talking in our area - especially since areas like citrus and miami-dade counties and even st. pete have also been talking about this - council officials say decriminalizing marijuana can help make the system more fair...and really help reduce the number of people who go to jail on drug charges that aren't necessarily proportionate to their crime. right now, if you're caught with even a small amount of marijuana, you could be slapped with a misdemeanor and face up to a year in jail. but the new ordinance would make it so you pay a fine instead. you could still go intou the court system if you're a repeat offender or do not pay your fine. another angle to all of this...council members also say decriminalizing marijuana could really help people who use it for medicinal purposes. i'm hoping to have more on that at 6
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emerald morrow, 10news, wtsp. right now, pope francis is on a plane making his way back to the vatican. he wrapped up his five-day visit with an outdoor mass in a border town where thousands of mexicans have died trying to reach the united states. francis leaves mexico following a tour of some country's poorest and most dangerous areas. one person is dead and two people are recovering in the hospital this morning after a bizarre accident near los angeles. police say the driver of a pickup truck was watching two other cars get into a crash before slamming into a power pole. three transformers came down on top of the truck, killing the driver. the power was shut off in the area to avoid any electrocution. an investigation is underway this morning after a school bus caught on fire in mobile, alabama. 15 students were on the bus at the time, none of them were hurt. they were able to get out in time. the fire started in the engine and when the driver noticed smoke coming from underneath the hood, he got
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federal regulators now know what caused this massive oil spill on the santa barbara coast last year. they say corrosion on the outside of an oil pipeline is to blame. the spill happened in a two-foot section of the pipe after pumps were shut down and then restarted. when that happened, the oil pressure increased. more than 140 thousand gallons of crude oil were spilled. it took months to clean up. this morning.. there's a battle on the beach over tax money. legislators are looking to siphon off some of tourism development tax money, also known as the bed tax, for law enforcement and first responders. that's up to 10 percent in coastal communities. tourism officials though want to keep the money for its intended purpose of marketing and beach renourisment. last year a record amount of bed taxes were collected in pinellas county...over 39 million dollars. new this morning, nasa has stopped the threat of a black
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aboard the international space station. cleaning crews have disinfected bags holding thousands of pounds of cargo. the bags are expected to be sent to the international space station next month. this was a precaution after tests found common black mold on two of the bags. nasa is still investigating where it came from. parent's a story you need to hear this morning. babysitting used to be a job to pick up a few extra bucks.. but it's becoming its own big business. urban-sitter dot com says sitters are earning an average of 15.71 per hour and that's for one child. the site surveyed 800 families from across the country to find out what they paid. san francisco and new york pay the most with an hourly rate of 16 an hour. denver was the cheapest at 11.75 an hour. for two children, the average is about
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a popular show from the 70s could be making its to the silver screen. but cast members say they need your help first. but first, a dog is back home with her owner this morning after getting stuck in this icy lake. here's a look at what's coming up on 10 news and c-b-s tonight. starting at 8:00, the big bang theory, followed by life in pieces at 8:30. at 9:00, mom. at 9:30, another episode of the big bang theory. at 10:00, elementary. then tune in to 10 news at 11. don't forget to stay up for the late show with stephen colbert and his guests ta leoni and amanda peet. live from downtown st.
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the white house is plans today of president obama's historic trip to cuba. the visit could next month. it marks the first
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president in nearly nine decades. it comes after cuba and the u-s moved to reopen diplomatic relations...15 months ago. the debate between silicon valley and the government rages on this morning. apple refused to comply with a court order to unlock the i-phone of san bernardino shooter, syed farook. google's chief executive sided with the apple, while others, including one san bernardino victim, sympathized with federal authorities. the government is demanding apple create software that would disable the i-phone's auto erase feature. apple intends to file an appeal of the ruling as early as next week. today, tampa city council members will meet to discuss decriminalizing marijuana possession. . under the proposal, anyone who is caught with a small amount of marijuana would be fined and have to go to drug counseling instead of going prison or probation. in citrus county, a plan just like the one proposed in tampa is in the works to ease up on the penalty for possession of pot under 20 grams. the original cast of "good times" wants to make a movie and they want your help to make it happen. they've created a kickstarter to fund
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goal of one million dollars. over the last 40 years, the cast says there have been several scripts about what happened to the evans' family, but the group has made a decision about where each character should go and what the script should be about. they say they are "bursting at the seems to bring this exciting movie to you. all that we can tell you at this point is that it will be exactly what you expect from us and more." the film will be funded if they can reach their goal by march 4. a dog from virginia is now safe this morning all thanks to firefighters. angel fell through thin ice on a lake and got stuck. the 75-pound dog could not get out on its own and that's when crews stepped in. it took them under 10 minutes to rescue angel. thankfully, the pooch was not hurt. angel was able to go home with her owner shortly
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newspaper tease: tampa bay times and
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newspaper tease: tampa bay times and the ledger it's one day of school one college student will remember forever. how he and his neighbor teamed up to help a stranger the street. don't forget, you news with you just download the 10 it's a fast look at weather and traffic - and get alerts so you won't miss a thing. search wtsp 10 news in the app store now. a live look this morning from bali, courtesy of earth cam dot com. in the distance there you can see an elephant hanging
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apple pay is now available in china. experts say this is late for the country since electronic payments are already dominated there by another company. apple is working with the state-owned credit card processor called union pay. the smartphone- based payment system has been available in the u-s for more than two years and has since spread around the world. twitter is rolling out a new feature for users. the company is adding a button on
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into tweets and direct messages. experts say gifs have become a mainstay of pop culture recently. gifs are a bunch of moving images put together to make a sequence. it's a cross between a photo and a video clip. the feature will be available to all twitter users in the next couple of weeks. a college student and his neighbor are being called heroes this morning for helping deliver a baby. the 19-year-old was walking outside his apartment when he saw a woman lying on the ground. when he asked her if she was alright, she said she was going to go into labor. while his roommate called 9- 1-1, he called his mother who's a nurse for help. as he was searching for supplies, the student's neighbor stayed with the woman. moments later, the woman gave birth to a baby boy. they were taken to the hospital shortly after. the student believes the mother and baby are doing
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coming up on 10 news this morning.. a lot of questions this morning after a hospital is attacked by hackers and then forced to pay a ransom. and our beaches will soon be packed! why more spring breakers are expected to visit this year. a live look in downtown st. pete you can get 10 weather updates on the road - with our 10 weather radio partners. in tampa bay, catch us on magic 94- point-9.... wild wlld 94-1... and the eagle 107- point-3. on sarasota talk radio, listen to wsrq 106.9 fm. and hear 10 weather in spanish on
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good morning and happy thursday. it is a chilly start. it is mainly clear. we don't have any fog. we'll warm up nicely. 61 by 10:00. on our way to the 80s again today with sunshine. there are some 40s on the map. pasco, hernando county and citrus county. we'll take a look at your
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ten minutes. hot spots at 6:00 on your thursday morning. good morning. i'm road warrior hilary zalla. there is an accident reported in san antonio on i-75 going northbound north of state road 52. i'm on top of that. good news veterans expressway is back opened south of gunn highway. coming up in less than ten minutes we'll look at drive times and have an update on your bridges. good thursday morning. welcome to 10 news. i'm allison kropff. >> i'm ian reitz. thank you for joining us. it is official. president obama will be the first president to visit cuba in 90 years. >> 10 news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at tampa international airport. the president's trip could happen in march but soon all of cuba. >> reporter: that's right.

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